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Volume 80 Number 67
March 24, 2005
Campus parking an ongoing issue UjjJJ on
Parking patrol officers are active each day enforcing parking regulations and penalizing violators.
Approximately 100 parking
tickets written per day
Parking continues to be an
issue and concern at ECU for
students, faculty and staff, in
addition to parking officials who
every day find numerous parking
Shirley Bazemore, parking
patrol officer with ECU'S Depart-
ment of Parking and Transporta-
tion Services, said officers write
approximately 100 tickets per day
throughout campus.
Bazemore said each officer
is assigned a section of campus
to patrol. Of the four officers
on duty, one is assigned to East
campus, one to West campus,
one to College Hill encompassing
Minges and Allied Health and
one to Brody School of Medicine
including the freshman park-
ing lot.
Mike Van Derven, director
of ECU's Department of Parking
and Transportation Services, said
the majority of the tickets written
are to vehicles parked in the core
of campus.
"Eighty percent of ticketed
cars) are from 10th Street to Fifth
Street and borders of Charles
Boulevard and Elm Street said
Van Derven.
Although parking officials try
to be as lenient as possible, Van
Derven said receiving three or
more parking tickets in one year
can cause a student to be banned
from parking on campus for up
to a year.
Even though there is suffi-
cient parking in C-l zones, ECU
continues to purchase property
for future parking lots due to an
expected enrollment increase
within the next several years.
ECU's most recent parking
change was made after obtain-
ing the old Hardees' property
across from the McDonald's on
10th Street. This lot was made
into B-l parking during the day
providing parking to faculty and
staff, but allows C-l permit hold-
ers to park there after 3 p.m Van
Derven said.
Van Derven said many stu-
dents are under the impression
that because they have a park-
ing permit, they are permitted
to park in any zone. However,
Article V, Section 11 of ECU's
Parking Ordinance states find-
ing a legal parking space is the
responsibility of the driver and
limited space availability is not
an excuse for parking illegally.
The most common misuse of this
rule is parking against the curb in
parking lots.
"If it isn't between two white
lines, it is not considered a park-
ing space Van Derven said.
Many students who park in C-
1 parking areas find it more of an
inconvenience than a privilege to
park on campus.
"It is such an inconvenience.
I have to leave 30 minutes early
to park at Minges, take the bus to
campus and still have to walk a
ways to get to my buildings said
Elizabeth Gamiel, sophomore
hospitality management major.
Since many apartment com-
plexes are on ECU's bus route,
many students manage to bypass
parking issues.
Ashley Hildreth, sophomore
sociology major, said she chose to
live in University Manor, which is
on ECU's bus route, because she
didn't want to pay the high price
for a parking permit.
"I think it is silly to pay extra
money for parking when you
o still have to take a bus to get on
5 campus said Hildreth.
a Crystal Thompson, junior
business management major, said
she thinks ECU could better uti-
lize its parking areas by switching
resident parking with the com-
muter lots.
"People who live on campus
just have to walk to class. Riding a
bus to get your car once in a while
wouldn't be such a big deal said
"Parking so far away is such
a hassle for students who live off
campus because we have to leave
early and catch a bus to class
Pending a court decision, 90
percent of the money collected
from parking tickets is escrowed
and waiting on the decision
as to what it will be used for.
see PARKING page A2
at ECU
Chancellor remains
positive despite high
number of changes
within ECU
Newly named deans bring new ideas to improve colleges
Niswander excels in
college of business
Rick Niswander has served as
a faculty member at ECU for more
than 12 years and the W. Howard
Rooks Distinguished Professor
has quickly adjusted to his new
post and his new responsibili-
ties as the dean of the college of
Appointed as dean last semes-
ter after serving as the associate
dean for four years, Niswander
said his major challenge is simply
having enough time in the day.
"It's been a whirlwind experi-
ence. It's been exciting, exhila-
rating and exhausting all at the
same time said Niswander.
"Other than that, there haven't
been any major challenges mostly
because of the great staff here
Niswander began his career
at ECU as an accounting profes-
sor but believes his time as the
associate dean for the college of
business helped prepare him for
the transition from an all-teach-
ing faculty member to a full-time
a administrator.
1 Niswander said the college
n of business is exceptional and in
spite of other UNC system rival-
ries, ECU's college is up to par.
J "1 would stack my top stu-
dents up against the top students
in the state - students anywhere
in the country Niswander said.
"The students in our school
are smart and they're willing to
learn. I would submit that ECU is
best in the state at adding value
- adding much more to each stu-
dent as students in the college),
which means adding more value
to the state
Niswander believes it Is
important that the college not
see DEANS page A2
Elwell has big hopes for fine
arts and communication
For More Info
For more information on the College
of Business, visit the Web site at
Jeffrey Elwell arrived at ECU
more than three months ago,
but the new and first dean of the
college of fine arts and communi-
cation has already nestled in and
has big plans for the college.
As dean of the college, Elwell
oversees the school of commu-
nication, school of music, school
of art and design and school of
theatre and dance.
From the very beginning,
Elwell took steps to ensure the
college would be improved.
During his negotiation talks,
Elwell pushed for several changes
and additions.
One request was for the
school of theatre and dance to
receive permanent funding for
its summer program.
In the past, the school has
had to request funding annu-
ally. Now, due to efforts made by
Steve Ballard, ECU's chancellor,
Jim Smith, vice-chancellor, and
Elwell, the school will now be
funded permanently.
Another request Elwell made
during negotiations was for oper-
ating funds. Prior to his arrival,
the college received operating
funds from other colleges at
Before accepting the post
as dean, Elwell left the familiar
surroundings of the University of
Nebraska where he served for five
years as the chairman for theatre
arts. Being the "new kid on the
block Elwell said, has been an
expected challenge.
"Everybody here is great
said Elwell.
"It's the getting to know
who's who and their functions
that are new and challenging
Elwell said everything has
gone well mostly because of the
wonderful staff members in the
college and at ECU. He also said
that the other colleges have been
"There are seven deans and
we all work really well together
Elwell said.
"It's a pretty cohesive group.
We all try to work with each
other. There is a genuine respect
amongst us all
Elwell's plans for the future
are clear - to bring more expo-
sure to the college across the
"Our goal, my goal, is to have
us recognized more on a national
level Elwell said.
Elwell said that while the col-
lege is already recognized nation-
ally, he believes more attention
would be better.
"We're going to try to get
people from the Big 10 schools
into the college the Arizonas,
the Nebraskas Elwell said.
In his plan to have more
publicity for the college, Elwell
wants to recruit expert staff
members from universities that
have distinguished programs.
He also believes it is important
for the college to use the success
of its alumni to garner national
Elwell sees the possibilities for
the college and believes the chal-
lenges will be easily met.
For the remainder of the
semester, Elwell will focus the
college's efforts Into funding.
With more funding comes more
opportunity for growth, which
essentially brings about success.
"I'm excited about the poten-
tial for the future Elwell said.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeas tcarolinian. com.
In spite of all the recent
changes within ECU ranging
from deans to vice chancellors,
directors and coaches, Chancel-
lor Ballard remains confident
ECU is making progress in the
right direction.
Ballard said ECU is coming
out of a time period of turmoil
from 2002 - 2003, which cer-
tainly had an impact on the
"There were quite a few things
all of a sudden that happened
over a short time period that
caused a lot of consternation
said Ballard.
"When I came here we had
a table of IS positions that were
He agrees this number of
changes is certainly large and
abnormal, but is confident
they will have a successful out-
"We are going to fill
those with great people Bal-
lard said.
Ballard said in spite of all of
these changes, it is important
for the ECU community to stay
positive about the situation.
"I think generalizations that
there is something wrong with
ECU due to this high number
of changes are inappropriate
Ballard said.
"We had an 18 month period
of difficult times that's a very
fixable thing
He said ECU is almost a half a
billion dollar business and within
any institution of that size, there
is going to be turnover, part of
which is due to employees being
recruited to other institutions for
see BALLARD page A2
Key positions to be filled at this
point Include:
Assistant to the Chancellor for
Diversity, Vice Chancellor for
University Advancement, Chief
University attorney, Dean of Arts
and Sciences and Director of
Joyner Library.
White Hall to be third upperclassmen dormitory after high student demand
Dorms bring new options
for returning students
White Residence Hall will be ECU'S third upperclassmen dorm.
Campus Living recently
announced White Hall, in addi-
tion to Fleming and Umstead
'c: Residence halls as upperclassmen
I dormitories for the 2005-2006
"2 school year.
White was just recently added
� to the list after Campus Living
� saw the interest among students
S of upperclassmen living.
i� "Originally we were con-
cerned about White because we
wanted to make sure there was
a demand from our students
said Todd Johnson, associate vice
chancellor for Campus Living.
"Once we heard an overall
demand from students, we were
confident in including White
The three upperclassmen
residence halls will offer new
options to the students who
choose to live in them including
24-hour visitation of same or
opposite sex guests on Fridays
and Saturdays.
A new feature being added to
these residence halls, along with
every residence hall, includes
a public lounge that will have
24-hour visitation, seven days a
week by same or opposite sex and
visitation hours will begin at 8
a.m. rather than 10 a.m.
The Residence Hall Asso-
ciation introduced the idea to
Campus Living. They researched
the topic thoroughly before
making the choice.
"They have done an excellent
job in going about the research
formally, in the form of survey-
ing the students, calculating the
results of the surveys and present-
ing an official recommendation
to us for consideration Johnson
One of the main things the
RHA accomplished was observ-
ing visitation policies of other
universities before making a
decision on what would be best
for ECU.
"They did an excellent job
of benchmarking other schools
and seeing what the visitation
policy was at other schools
Johnson said.
"They also did an excellent
job of soliciting feedback from
our students to see what the ideal
hours of visitation the students
where actually interested in
The RHA had students com-
plete surveys to see what, if any,
changes were desired to the visi-
tation policy.
"An interesting fact of the
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NICK HENNE News Editor KRISTIN DAY Assistant News Editor
THURSDAY March 24, 2005
AA Meetings
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings
will be held every Thursday at 11:30
a.m. in 14 Mendenhall Student
Center. For more information, call
Someone's Sister
Someone's Sister, the acoustic
guitar group that played during
the intermission of the Vagina
Monologues, has a number of
local performances during the
next month. The group plays
March 24 at 9:30 p.m. during
the Breast Cancer Fundraiser
at Barcode for the Susan G.
Komen Cancer Foundation and in
memory of Mary Beth Foil.
Contra Dance
The ECU Folk and Country
Dancers are sponsoring a contra
dance Friday, March 25 at the
Willis Building on the comer of
First and Reade streets. The
beginners' lesson will be at 7:30
p.m. and the dance from 8 -10:30
p.m. Live old-time and Celtic
music will be provided by a string
band. Cost to attend is $3 for
students, $5 for FASG members
and $8 for the general public.
For more information, please call
Ballroom Dancing
The U. S. Amateur Ballroom
Dancers Association is hosting
a dance March 26 In the Willis
Building at First and Reade streets
from 7:30 - 11 p.m. The evening
will begin with a free dance
lesson. Call 355-5847 for further
Registration Time
Registration begins Monday,
March 28. Be sure to register for
summer and fall classes at the
right time.
SGA Annual Funding
SGA will hold funding seminars
to help student organizations
learn how to make money next
week. Three remaining seminars
will be March 28 at 7 p.m. In 221
Mendenhall, March 29 at 8 p.m.
in 1026 Bate and March 30 at
7 p.m. in 1026 Bate. For more
information, call 328-4726.
Songs for a New World
The school of theatre and dance
is holding this event March 29
at 8 p.m. in A.J. Fletcher Recital
Hall. Call 328-6851 for more
2005 GPDSpecial
Olympics Golf
The Greenville Police Department
is sponsoring this year's Special
Olympics Golf Tournament April 1
at Bradford Creek Golf Course in
Greenville. A 2005 Nissan Altima
will be offered as a prize for a
hole-in-one on a designated hole
this year. For more information,
call 329-4357 or 329-4703.
Israel in Egypt
The Chamber Singers and Early
Music Ensemble will hold this
concert at St. Paul's Episcopal
Church April 1 - 2 at 7 p.m. Call
328-6851 for details.
Youth Arts Festival
ECU will host its first Youth Arts
Festival April 2 at the mall on main
campus. This is a day long event
including more than 100 visual
and performing artists. Children
will also have the opportunity
to create their own artwork. For
a schedule of events, visit ecu.
Home Run
Habitat for Humanity of Pitt County
will be sponsoring the sixth annual
Home Run April 2 at the City Hotel
and Bistro in Greenville. The
Home Run is a major fundraiser
for Habitat for Humanity. Events
begin at 8 a.m. behind the hotel.
To register or obtain additional
information, visit habitathomerun.
com or call 758-2947.
Want your event printed in TEC?
Please send your announcements
with date, time, location and
contact information to assistantne
News Breifs
Former NC doctor accused after
bad gastric bypass surgeries
Board accused a former Wilmington
surgeon of unprofessional conduct
falsifying medical records, billing fraud
and lying about his alcohol problem
on applications for medical licenses
In three states.
Dr. Steven E. Olchowski was cited
in formal allegations presented
by the medical board on Tuesday
after a nearly three-year confidential
investigation. The charges carry no
criminal penalties.
Olchowski moved to Michigan last year
after a flurry of medical malpractice
suits accused him of performing one
type of gastric bypass when patients
had agreed to a different one.
Nine patients "experienced severe
complications and side effects from
Dr. Olchowski's performing" the
alternate stomach stapling surgeries,
the medical board said.
The board alleges Olchowski also
falsified medical records, obtained
business by false representations, lied
on applications for licensure in other
states and fraudulently billed for the
wrong procedure.
The medical document states that the
board had a right to suspend or revoke
his license because Olchowski was
denied medical licenses by Kentucky
and Georgia, where he applied before
leaving North Carolina.
A sanction from the 12-member
medical board, composed mostly
of doctors, could stop him from
reapplying for a license in this state.
Duke hires Anglican priest
as chapel dean
DURHAM, NC - Bypassing Its historic
Methodist affiliation, Duke University
has hired an Anglican priest as dean
of Duke Chapel.
The Rev. Canon Samuel Wells, 39, a
part-time priest at St. Mark's Church
in Cambridge, England, will become
head of the Gothic chapel that Is a
centerpiece of the Duke campus.
He succeeds the Rev. William Willimon,
who was elected bishop in the United
Methodist Church's North Alabama
Conference last year.
Wells is considered a rising star in
the Church of England. He recently
was asked to write the archbishop
of Canterbury's 2007 Lent book, a
series of meditations for the Christian
season of penance and fasting that
precedes Easter.
Wells devotes half his time to writing and
ralftopreacririgata140-fTiember church
on the edge of Cambridge University.
As dean of the Duke Chapel and the
university's minister, Wells will oversee
a program that supports the spiritual
life of students of different faiths.
Duke is affiliated with the United
Methodist Church and is a training
ground for many of the region's
Methodist ministers. The chapel Is
considered Protestant but ecumenical
in its reach.
Other non-Methodist, non-American
priests have served as dean of the
chapel. During the 1950s and 1960s,
the position was held by the Rev. James
Cteland, a Presbyterian from Scotland.
Schiavo's parents vow appeal
to U.S. Supreme Court
PINELLAS PARK, Fla. - After losing
two consecutive appeals in federal
court, TerrI Schiavo's parents vowed
Wednesday to take their fight to the
U.S. Supreme Court as their severely
brain-damaged daughter began her
fifth full day without the feeding tube
that has kept her alive for more than
a decade.
In a 2-1 ruling early Wednesday, a
panel of the 11th Circuit Court of
Appeals in Atlanta said the parents
"failed to demonstrate a substantial
case on the merits of any of their
claims" that Terri's feeding tube
should be reinserted immediately.
There is no denying the absolute
tragedy that has befallen Mrs.
Schiavothe ruling said. "We all have
our own family, our own loved ones,
and our own children. However, we
are called upon to make a collective,
objective decision concerning a
question of law
In his dissent, Judge Charles R.
Wilson said Schiavo's "Imminent"
death would end the case before it
could be fully considered. "In fact, I
fall to see any harm in reinserting the
feeding tube he wrote.
An appeal was still pending in the 11th
Circuit Court of Appeals on whether
Schiavo's right to due process was
Wednesday's ruling was the latest
legal blow for Schiavo's parents, Bob
and Mary Schlndler, as their 41-year-
old daughter's life hangs in balance.
Doctors have said that Schiavo could
survive one to two weeks without
water and nutrients.
Comedian recounts Involvement
with Jackson accuser's family
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - A comedian
who gave $20,000 to the family of
Michael Jackson's accuser testified
that she believed the boy's mother
suffered from "hostage syndrome
Louise Palanker told jurors in the singer's
child molestation trial that she believed
the woman had felt like a hostage since
age 16 when she married a man who
allegedly abused her.
Palanker said she tried to get in touch
with the mother after seeing the TV
documentary "Living With Michael
Jackson" in which Jackson and his
accuser held hands, and Jackson
acknowledged letting children sleep
in his bed.
The prosecution called Palanker to
testify about the call and to rebut
defense suggestions that the family
tried to dupe celebrities, including
Palanker, George Lopez and Jay
Leno, Into giving them money.
On the witness stand Tuesday,
Palanker said soon after she left a
message with the boy's grandparents,
the mother called her and sounded
"She was extremely agitated and she
was almost whispering. This was fear-
based agitation Palanker said.
The mother told her not to call her
back at the same number, the witness
said. Palanker quoted the mother as
saying: "Don't call me back here.
They're listening to everything I say.
These people are evil
Palanker did not say where the
mother was at the time of the call.
The comedian said she called her
attorney afterward because "I felt that
they were being held against their
will" She did not call police.
Pope blesses crowd from
window, remaining silent
VATICAN CITY - Pope John Paul II
appeared at his open studio window
Wednesday before thousands of
pilgrims and tourists in St. Peter's
Square, raising his hand in blessing a
few times but remaining silent.
John Paul's appearance was
anxiously awaited by the faithful
after Italian news reports that the 84-
year-old leader of the Roman Catholic
Church was not responding well to
medication after Feb. 24 throat surgery
to ease his breathing troubles. Some
among the thousands of pilgrims
and tourists assembled In the square
had tears in their eyes as they
looked up to the third-floor window.
An announcement on Tuesday that
the Wednesday audience so popular
with pilgrims from around the world
would not be held was widely seen
as a sign the pontiff was recovering
more slowly than expected.
The chief of the pope's medical team,
reacting to suggestions in the Italian
media that the pope's health had
deteriorated suddenly, ruled out that John
Paul might be sent back to the hospital
after his discharge 10 days ago.
"No hospitalization of John Paul II
is planned the ANSA news agency
Assistant chancellor on Baiiam m
diversity to be named
Finalists being discussed
for position
The search for the assistant
to the chancellor who will over-
see diversity issues at ECU is on
schedule and will be filled by
one of three recently named
As of now, applicants for the
position have been narrowed
down from the original 65.
ECU's search firm and committee
held meetings and managed to
eliminate unqualified candidates,
leaving 10 remaining. Video
conferences were then held,
dionning the number of eligible
individuals down to four.
The final three candidates
include Lawrence Dark from
Silver Springs, Md Sally McKee
from Eagan, Minn, and Marshall
Sauceda. McKee holds an admin-
istrative job at the University of
Minnesota, Dark is currently the
director of the Choice Program at
UMD in Baltimore and Sauceda
is currently the associate dean at
Loyola Marymount in Los Ange-
les, Calif.
These finalists are being
brought to ECU where a final
decision will be made.
Garrie Moore, vice
chancellor at ECU, explained
some of the criteria used to
limit the applicants down to
three. The finalists share a strong
background in diversity. They
also have strong academic
credentials and have demon-
strated a commitment to better
This position will hopefully
bring programs and services
to ECU that are not currently
"It Is an excellent opportu-
nity for the university to embrace
this position as it chalks the
courte for the next one hundred
years said Garrie Moore.
Diversity issues might never
disappear completely, but ECU
is taking the steps to lessen the
differences among the campus
Tamika Walker, president of
Black Student Union, reflected
positively on the new position.
"I think it's a great step In
the right direction It's much
needed and long overdue said
She said it is very beneficial
for ECU to create a position to
address diversity issues and con-
cerns because having a contact
person within ECU to address
the issues would more effec-
tively spread diversity awareness
throughout campus.
She said the Black Student
Union plans to work with the
person to recruit and retain
minority students. She said she
would also like to establish a
connection with the adminis-
tration so minority concerns
are heard. Concerns she cur-
rently has Include increasing
the number of minority faculty
and staff and making sure the
recently passed expansion of the
Ledonia Wright Cultural Center
is effectively overseen.
"(The Ledonia Wright Cul-
tural Center is a magnet to
diversity here on campus by
expanding it and making it a
more visible part to ECU it will
help recruit and retain more
diverse faculty, staff and stu-
dents Walker said.
Nick Henne contributed to this
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian. com.
more money. With an institution
of the size of ECU, these things
will most certainly happen on
"With a half of a billion dollar
enterprise, you're going to get
those kinds of things Ballard
"I'm not worried I believe
in bringing in great people and
all of my leadership philosophy
starts with great people who I
feel comfortable working with.
Once you get the right people on
the bus, and once you get them
to work together, anything is
He said there are currently
three searches going on right now
for senior positions which have
brought in great finalists.
"Our searches continue
to be filled with great people
1 strongly believe that
this institution has a great future
in front of it Ballard said.
Two of the key important
searches currently underway
include a provost and vice chan-
cellor for research and graduate
Ballard said the searches
have brought in excellent qual-
ity people leaving ECU good
candidates to choose from.
"I am 100 percent confident
that we will be able to identify
and hire a really good provost out
of this search Ballard said.
Ballard is scheduled to
announce his selections for the
two vice chancellors by Thursday
at a press conference.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian. com.
quoted Dr. Rodolfo Proietti as saying
Tuesday evening.
The Apcom news agency, quoting
unnamed sources, said Tuesday that
John Paul was not responding well to
medication and had been vomiting.
The agency said the pontiff was
suffering from overall weakness and
"strong" headaches.
New talks open between Iran,
Europe over nuclear ambitions
PARIS - Iran returned Wednesday to the
negotiating table with three European
countries hoping for assurances from
the Islamic regime that it will not build
nuclear weapons.
The discussions, led by France,
Britain and Germany, were shrouded
in secrecy as they got under way at
the French Foreign Ministry. High-
level negotiators were following
up on three months of work by a
working group examining civil nuclear
technology, trade and political and
security issues with Iran.
Similar talks ended without result
earlier this month, with Tehran saying
progress with Europe was too slow
and reiterating its repeated warning
that it could pull out of the talks.
Javad Zarlf, Iran's ambassador to
the United Nations, was heading
the country's delegation in the Paris
talks, said an Iranian diplomatic
official on condition of anonymity.
The negotiations were expected to
last one day, but could be extended
until Thursday.
Europeans have been very clear
with Iran that there will have to be
certain "objective guarantees' that its
program is purely peaceful, a Western
diplomatic official said on condition
of anonymity.
Iran suspended all uranium
enrichment-related activities last year
to try to build confidence in its talks
and avoid referral to the U.N. Security
Council for possible sanctions. Tehran
says extending the voluntary freeze
depends on progress In the talks with
the Europeans.
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The court will either grant that
money generated to ECU, which
would then go toward improving
the parking situation on campus
or the money would go toward
public schools within the state
of North Carolina.
"There may be a compro-
mise VanDerven said.
He said the court may allo-
cate a certain percentage of
those funds to the public school
systems and give the remaining
funds to ECU to improve park-
The remaining 10 percent of
the money collected from park-
ing tickets goes into the general
operating budget of the Parking
and Transportation.
This writer can be contacted at
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only teach but also make effec-
tive leaders of the students.
Currently, 540 students are
enrolled in the graduate pro-
gram of the college of business
and more than 800 students are
enrolled in the undergraduate
program. The college offers on-
line distance education courses
which reach many students.
Niswander said this allows
students who do not have the
time or ability to commute to
ECU to earn a degree. The col-
lege's farthest on-line student
is in Iraq and Niswander said in
spite of the time difference, he
always gets his work in on time.
As for now, Niswander isn't
concerned with the immediate
future. He said he believes it's
his job, along with the college of
business, to plan for the future
five to 10 years from now.
Tom Goldberg, sophomore
business major, said he's excited
about the future of the school
and he only hopes that ECU gets
the attention that it deserves.
"I know we have a great col-
lege of business said Goldberg.
"The professors that I have
are smart and talented, as are the
students. I just want everyone in
the state to see ECU for its good
qualities not just its reputation as
being a 'party school
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Will receive cash
award of $15,000
Edward Jacobs, associate
professor in the school of music,
will be awarded with the $15,000
Charles Ives Fellowship at a cer-
emony in New York this May in
recognition of his achievements
as a composer.
The Ives Fellowship is
awarded by the American Acad-
emy of Arts and Letters, who
honor achievement in a variety
of fields.
Jacobs said the organization
is comprised of artists from a
variety of backgrounds and can
range from painters to poets.
In November, Jacobs said he
was told of his nomination for the
award and was asked to submit
two works for judgment. He chose
AI Momento, a cello and prere-
corded sounds piece he wrote for
ECU professor Kelly Mickelson
and Aural History, a clarinet and
piano piece he wrote for ECU
professor Christopher Grymes.
In January, Jacobs received
a phone call from the American
Academy of Arts and Letters
informing him of his winning
of the Ives Fellowship.
Jacobs said he was stunned
and deeply honored.
"There have been many com-
posers whom I greatly admire,
who have won these awards
said Jacobs.
"I feel honored to be included
among them
A decision on how the award
money will be spent has not pres-
ently been made, Jacobs said.
Jacobs' interest in music
began when he was a 10-year-
old who enjoyed jazz music
and playing the saxophone. He
started writing music when he
was 20 and that his primary
interest now.
Music that Jacobs has written
has been performed by a number
of respected musical ensembles,
including Alea III in Boston,
Empyrean Ensemble in Califor-
nia and the Guild of Composers
in New York.
Jacobs has a couple projects
in store for the future.
"There are a couple of proj-
ects I'm going to be writing
Jacobs said.
"I'll be working on a piece
for the Meridian Arts Ensemble,
voice and prerecorded sounds
and I'll be working on solo piano
Jacobs just finished up work-
ing on the fifth NewMusicfe'ECU
festival, which brings in compos-
ers from around the world over a
four day period to perform and
lecture in an effort to make the
students of ECU and the sur-
rounding community aware of
today's musical ideas.
Jacobs earned his undergrad-
uate degree from the University
of Massachusetts-Amherst, his
Master's degree from the Univer-
sity of California-Berkeley and
his doctorate of musical arts from
Columbia University.
The American Academy of
Arts and Letters was founded in
1898 and every year awards aspir-
ing artists with awards to help
them fulfill their potential.
Nominees and winners of
awards are chosen each year by
members of the organization.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian. com.
Ballard names interim attorney for ECU
Kitty Wetherington
takes on challenge
In the midst of the several
position changes within ECU,
Chancellor Ballard has named
Kitty Wetherington as the
interim attorney until a perma-
nent selection is made.
In this position, Wethering-
ton will take on all the duties of
the university attorney and serve
as a member of the Chancellor's
Cabinet and the Executive Cabi-
Wetherington will provide
legal advice to the chancellor,
Board of Trustees, Executive
Board and any other depart-
ments when faced with legal
issues within ECU.
"My duties are really defined
day to day said Wetherington.
"No matter what, this depart-
ment represents the best interest
of the university
Even though her position is
temporary, Wetherington hopes
to provide ECU with one main
"I hope that I can minimize
risk for liability for the univer-
sity Wetherington said.
"I'm an alumnae of the uni-
versity, so it is more to me than
just a job
Wetherington came to ECU
in 2000 as an assistant univer-
sity attorney. In August 2004
she moved to the Research and
Graduate Studies office, which
is a liaison office of the one on
campus. She moved her office
back to main campus to fill the
interim attorney position better.
Wetherington feels confident
that her previous work with the
university will benefit her in her
"I have gotten familiar with
the people and institutions in
this department Wetherington
"This fact will make the tran-
sition a little easier
The length of the search
for a new university attorney is
Wetherington said she is
unsure as to how long the search
would take once it is underway.
She was also uncertain of when
Chancellor Ballard would want
to begin this intensive search.
Wetherington acknowledged
Ballard is in the process of several
searches and has more to come.
"I am not sure how long it
will take for Chancellor Ballard
to select a permanent attorney
Wetherington said.
"In my recent time here, I
have seen that sometimes these
searches take a long time and
sometimes these searches get put
on a faster track
Wetherington was very con-
fident in the selections Ballard
has made and will be making in
the future.
"I am sure that Chancellor
Ballard will select the appropriate
person to fill this very important
position Wetherington said.
Wetherington expressed how
much she enjoys working in the
attorney office at ECU. She also
expressed how grateful she is for
the privilege Chancellor Ballard
has offered her.
"I'm very honored by Chan-
cellor Ballard asking me to take
on this responsibility Wether-
ington said.
"It will be quite a challenge
and I look forward to that
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From this point, change is all relative
Einstein's theory has
practical implications
One hundred years have passed
since Albert Einstein introduced his
special theory of relativity. Although
some of the concepts continue to elude
me, the basic premises of Einstein's dis-
covery are fairly comprehensible, even
if the reasons behind them are slightly
beyond my mental grasp.
In its most basic terms, the spe-
cial theory of relativity says space
and time are not absolute. Instead,
they are dependent on frames of
For example, if we were to move
at a very high rate of speed - say, at
almost the speed of light - time for us
would actually slow down. We wouldn't
notice it, of course - it would require a
stationary observer - someone in a dif-
ferent frame of reference - to recognize
that time is changing.
Similarly, the time interval between
two events is not perceived to be the
same by every observer of the events.
The lapse in time is dependent on the
observers' reference frames.
Phew! Did you follow all that?
As a communication major, maybe
expressing ideas is my responsibility.
However, I'm sure that someone in
the department of physics could have
explained Einstein's theory in much
clearer terms.
If it's all still a little fuzzy to
you, rest assured that you're not
alone. I'm right there with you on this
Understanding Einstein's work and
that of subsequent scientists can be
a challenge. 1 may not have a strong
handle on special relativity or time dila-
tion, but even so, I do feel as though the
concepts move beyond the abstract and
into the particulars of my daily life.
We are a culture obsessed with
time. We want to be on time, use our
time wisely, get more free time, save
time. So much of what we do is time-
dependent. We wake up to our alarm
clocks, we eat our meals at set times,
we go to classand work on a schedule.
We're either persistently running late
or perpetually waiting for someone or
something else. Time is, as they say, of
the essence.
And in the spirit of such cli-
ches, haven't we all heard that time
flies when you're having fun? Or
have you ever said, when some-
thing significant occurred, that time
stood still? These ideas have
made their way into our common ver-
nacular, once again emphasizing the
point that although time may not be
constant, we are constantly thinking
about it.
It's funny how time can seem to
drag and five minutes can feel like an
hour when we are doing something
unpleasant or boring. Then, when we
are occupied and busy having fun, we
can lose all sense of time and the day or
week slips away before we even realize
that it has begun.
1 felt that way when I left for
Greenville Sunday afternoon as spring
break came to a close. Though it had
been more than a week since my break
had officially begun, I didn't feel as if I
had unpacked my car much more than
a day before I was packing it again.
It's possible that someone who
had to work all last week at a tedious
job thought the weekend would never
arrive. But as for me, a college stu-
dent with relative freedom from care,
I was surprised at how quickly it was
Einstein didn't address these issues
in his theories of relativity but these
views of time have a much more notice-
able impact in my life. I don't know
where last week went - it was here and
gone again practically in the blink of
an eye.
I guess that is just par for the course.
Next week I, along with many of you,
will register for my senior year of col-
lege. It's exciting, yet a little daunting.
When I arrived at ECU, I thought I
had all the time in the world and now
1 realize that my experience here has
been but a brief moment in time and a
fleeting stage in my life.
As a freshman, I didn't think
that the next four years would pass
so quickly. As someone nearing the
end of her third year, I'm amazed at
how fast they did go. Some might say
that my change in perception is due
to aging, maturity or even the life
experiences that occur in three years
of college.
My reasoning puts me with Einstein
on this one. I'm not talking special
relativity but there is a definite change
in my frame of reference.
In My Opinion
Trump distorts view of college vs. street credibility
(KRT) � This season on "The
Apprentice master showman Donald
Trump pitted a college-educated team
("book smarts") against a team of suc-
cessful businesspeople who did not
graduate from college ("street smarts").
Me suggested that this might reveal
whether a college degree is worth it.
In developing this plot line, Trump
has turned his own inconsistency
and ambivalence to his advantage. In
season one of "The Apprentice one
reason he said he fired contestant Troy
was that he lacked a college education.
In season two, he told another player,
Kevin, that he had too many degrees
and too little business experience.
Trump has since dissolved the
"book smarts" and "street smarts"
teams in a "corporate restructuring
But viewers have already absorbed
the set-up: Who is better equipped for
professional life, someone with a solid
education or street cred?
For better or worse, opinions are
affected by TV reality shows. I know of
one young woman who recently cited
the early wins by Trump's "street smarts"
team as justification for her decision
several years ago to forego college.
Having published books about the
costs and benefits of a college educa-
tion, I am fascinated by this TV theme.
While the winner of a show developed
to entertain viewers (which "The
Apprentice" does splendidly), will not
provide a definitive answer, it certainly
has provoked many to debate the issue.
Those who think college is over-rated
point to Bill Gates, a college dropout
whose net worth exceeds that of most
countries on the planet.
But decisions should be based on
all the data, not the dramatic excep-
tions. Otherwise, it's like gambling in
a Trump casino and assuming you will
win because you saw a guy on TV who
won a million dollars. The fact is, the
odds are against you.
Trump announced in this season's
first show that the net worth of the high
school graduates was three times that
of the college graduates. The non-col-
lege graduates even chose to call their
team, "Net Worth This discrepancy is
not surprising and, in fact, the decision
to compare net worth is quite clever.
Notice that Trump didn't compare the
current salaries or incomes of the two
teams. The contestants are young - in
their 20s and 30s. The more educated
team sacrificed four to six years of
income while they pursued their stud-
ies. Their investment of time and lost
income eventually should yield greater
The plain facts are that the eco-
nomic odds are against the high school
graduate who does not continue his or
her education. A recent study found
that, over a lifetime, a college graduate
could expect to make16,000 more per
year than a high school graduate. This
is due in part to the knowledge gained
in college and only in part to the wor-
ship of credentials in American society.
In an economy where those entering
the workforce can expect multiple jobs
and careers over their lifetime, learn-
ing how to learn, and critical thinking
- both staples of the undergraduate
experience - have become more impor-
tant than learning a particular occupa-
tion. College provides access to careers
that are not open to non-college gradu-
ates. The American dream has always
been that the poorest children among
us have the opportunity to succeed; a
college education has always been the
main vehicle for moving from poverty
to the middle class.
Furthermore, a liberal arts educa-
tion leads to a better quality of life, even
if it turns out that your earnings are not
increased. A college education enlarges
your world view, introduces students to
culturally enriching experiences, and
forces students to review, question and
solidify their core values. It essentially
prepares a young person for survival
and success in middle-class America
- for a leadership role.
Several years ago 1 was asked to be
the lead academic planner for a new
four-year college in Henderson, Nev a
suburb of Las Vegas. There is no better
laboratory test case for assessing the
costs and benefits of college than the
Las Vegas area. More colleges desper-
ately are needed there. Nevada ranks
last - behind even Mississippi and
Arkansas - in the percentage of high
school graduates who go to college.
Surprisingly, the college had bitter
opposition. The opponents argued
that a high school graduate could work
in a casino or hotel and make a huge
salary. For example, the valet parking
people make more than $60,000 per
year, counting tips. (I realize that many
people will stop reading at this point
and start packing their bags to move to
Las Vegas.) But to work in valet parking
in "Sin City you must be young and
beautiful. The career path after you get
"old" - say over 30 - is not so pretty.
And, even if you could be assured that
you could still park cars at 45, would
you want to? �
No matter who wins on "The
Apprentice" this season, what students
gain from a college education can make
them winners in the business world
and will enrich their lives in many
other ways.
Pirate Rant
To those ranters attacking the
fashion savvy: Just laugh at them
on campus. Posers by nature have
a low degree of self-confidence
(it's why they pose). Just laugh.
The jungle could have been
re-done a lot better but at least we
have a great new stadium.
Stop crying about how the
swim team never gets talked
about. When was the last time
you were asked to go tailgate for
a swim meet? Once they start
bringing hundreds of thousands
of dollars to the school then they
will get respect.
Please don't post all your per-
sonal information on Facebook.
We have enough things to worry
about in college. Don't add a
debilitating stalker to the list.
Students, pay attention to the
title appropriate for your instruc-
tors. Many folks who have worked
long and hard to earn a Ph.D do
not appreciate being addressed as
"Mr "Mrs or "Miss
If you reserve the right to .
smoke on the mall when I'm J
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air, I reserve the right to fart in .
your iced cappuccino.
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screens with your greasy, nasty
fingers. What the heck are you V
doing? Eating barbecued chicken X-
while you check your e-mail?
What is this national obses- �'
sion with cell phones? What in ��
God's name could be so impor-
tant to yak about at 7:30 a.m. -
in the morning? I really would
rather not hear about how drunk -
you got the night before and how �,
so and so's boyfriend hit on you ' -
and how so very uncool that was. v
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about his state billboard article: -
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to get more innovative. However, -
it's hard to throw a paint-filled ��
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how to drive it and loves to fish: '
Where the hell are you? I've been
looking for you my whole life.
So instead of complaining
about the possibility of not
having a student tailgating area,
why not find out if and when
the disc golf field is paved, how
much of a possibility there is that
it would be open to students for
tailgating. And if not, start a peti-
tion or something to push it to be
for students. Duh, there are posi-
tive things you can do instead
of complaining about them and
then sitting on your butt.
West End is trendy, but it
marks "the end of family dining
I will forever miss sitting down in
the middle of a long table and
feeling comforted by the ton of
girls that will sit down and pile
up beside you.
You wanna know what's
messed up? Classes aren't can-
celled due to rain, but the book-
stores don't buy back books with
water damage. What are we to
It's hard to find a toilet seat
that's not peed all over. Come
on, if you sprinkle when you
tinkle, please be neat and wipe
the seat.
I want my to-go box at West
End Dining Hall.
Dear Kansas, Syracuse, Wake
Forrest and other teams I pre-
dicted to do well in the NCAA
Tournament: You guys owe me
the101 lost in my pool for play-
ing like crap.
Hey, I just checked the "A"
lot on 14th Street and it's still
completely empty.
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survey was that students did
not necessarily want 24-hour
visitation seven days a week
Johnson said.
"We are very thankful to
RHA for doing such a thorough
job and we are going through
RHA's recommendations to pilot
some of these things
With the new visitation
policy in effect, students who
live in one of these upperclass-
men dorms must have consent
from their roommate before
allowing overnight visitors.
Students who are choosing to
live on campus next year are gen-
erally pleased with the change in
options available to them.
"I think these changes defi-
nitely help the students out more
with their academics and make
living on campus better suitable
to their needs said Jennifer
Lewis, sophomore biology and
chemistry major.
A main incentive in the
adding of trie new upperclassmen
dormitory with the increased
amount of leeway for the stu-
dents is to compete with apart-
ment complexes.
"We think we compete with the
apartments well Johnson said.
"We believe that we offer
more than just a place to live.
We offer a lot of free programs,
student leadership programs
that students do not get in the
This is the first year that
Campus Living is offering an
incentive package compete with
the off-campus apartments. If a
student signs up early, they will
receive $100 of free textbooks
and $50 of free pirate bucks.
Campus Living is very con-
fident that its campaign will be
a success.
"We feel that the addition of
the three upper class buildings
has resulted in students want-
ing to sign back up with us and
they have expressed this to us
Johnson said.
"We want a good mixture of
upper class as well as new students
that we are housing on campus
Johnson expressed that
Campus Living really wants to
do what is best for the students as
well as for the Campus Living staff.
This is a main reason why this new
policy is going to be a trial policy.
"We look to refine and
understand what our returning
students really want to reside on
campus Johnson said.
Surveys will be taken again
sometime throughout the next
year to see how students are
adjusting to the new policy and
if they enjoy it.
This writer can be contacted at
Campus Living
How to Apply tor Campus Living:
When: The Incentives package
ends March 30.
How: Sign In with your ECU ID
and password. Click on the
Campus Living link under Tools.
Fill out the Information according
to where you want to live next
Students can also apply at:
Questions: Call the Campus Living
office at 328-4663.
March 30 is the deadline for
Benefits Include:
$100 In free textbooks
$50 free pirate bucks
Priority registration online
Upper-class halls: White and
Umstead with special visitation
Four free bonus meals for parents
with meal plan
$5 copy card for rapid copy
Priority registration for new
College Hill residence hall
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ECU Project HEART currently has
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Project HEART Members tutor at-risk
students in Pitt County.
The $7,700 includes:
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ViQuest Center hosts health fair
Education on healthy
lifestyles aimed
toward disabled
The ViQuest Wellness Center
in Greenville held a disability
health fair March 12 focusing on
educating disabled individuals on
ways to maintain active, healthy
lifestyles in the community.
A variety of organizations set
up informative booths on recre-
ation and health. The NC Office
on Disability and Health, based
out of UNC at Chapel Hill, was a
primary sponsor of the event.
"Having a disability doesn't
mean you can't be healthy and it
doesn't mean you can't take part in
activities said Chris Mackey, ECU
graduate and recreation and physi-
cal activity coordinator of NCODH.
The Support Team for Active
Recreation held a booth with
information on past and future
events, Including an upcoming
Beach Retreat organized by STAR,
A Real Integrated Sports Experi-
ence and Walker Center Adapted
Sports and Recreation Program.
STAR also supplied attend-
ees with information on the
American Disability Act, which
promotes accessibility to homes
and businesses.
"We want people to take part
in active lifestyles, events designed
for them and inclusion said Jim
Barrett, manager of recreational
therapy at Pitt County Memorial
hospital and sponsor of STAR.
The idea of inclusion refers to
programs being adapted to serve
the entire community - including
those with physical limitations.
Education on the topic of disabili-
ties must delve further into society
in order to provide equal services
and opportunities to everyone.
New programs such as
Rocking Horse Ranch are con-
tinually lessening the physical
limitations of the disabled. Rock-
ing Horse Ranch provides thera-
peutic horse back riding for the
disabled with trained special-
ists from the North American
Riding for the Handicapped
Attendees benefited from
blood pressure, cholesterol, vision
and weight screening. A seating
clinic from Pitt County Memorial
Hospital Outpatient Center also
attended the event to do pressure
mapping. The seating clinic exam-
ines individuals who have chairs
unsuitable for their needs to see if
they are candidates for new chairs.
The health fair ended with a
speech and meal prepared by Jill
Jennings, an independent chef
who provides cooking demonstra-
tions and caters meals. Jennings
also began her own business,
Word of Mouth, because of her
love of cooking and feelings on
nutrition and health. She demon-
strated her cooking procedure for
the attendees and spoke about the
simple choices one can make to
increase the healthiness of a meal.
Jennings served a Caesar salad,
tomato soup and chocolate pista-
chio apricot bark - all made health-
ier by her choice of ingredients.
"The fewer additives, preser-
vatives and chemicals in your
food the better said Jennings.
Simple replacements in recipes
make significant differences in the
nutritional value. Jennings avoids
heavily salted foods, high sugar
content and opts for organic pro-
duce. She made her soup with two
percent milk instead of heavy cream
and her desert with dark chocolate
as opposed to highly sugared milk
chocolate. These few changes sound
insignificant, yet are key to making
a healthy difference.
Jennings informed attendees
about stores in Greenville that pro-
vide healthy food choices. Harris
Teeter, Lowe's and Kroger are local
stores that carry lines of organic
products and natural foods.
The health fair provided
attendees with an expanded
knowledge on health and nutri-
tion. The sponsors hope for the
event to be a continued success
and occur annually.
This writer can be contacted at
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THURSDAY March 24, 2005
� Walk to Campus! 1 -2 blocks! Central
HeatAir. Large bedrooms, washer
, dryer hook up. High speed internet,
cable and alarm system all included.
3 bedroom available April 1st. 5
bedroom available June 1st. 5, 4
5 and 2 bedroom available Aug 1st.
Call Mike 439-0285.
' One, two, three and four bedroom
houses, duplexes, and apartments.
All within four blocks of campus.
Pet friendly! Reasonable rates, short
leases available. Call 830-9502.
Now Pre-Leasing: 1, 2, and 3
bedrooms located near campus.
Beech Street, Cannon Court,
Cedar Court, College Town Row,
Eastgate, Gladiolus, Jasmine,
Park Village and Woodcliff. For more
information call Wainright Property
Management 756-6209 or visit our
web-site www.wainrightproperties.
1 needed for great apartment on
5th Street across from Jenkins.
S340month. Half of utilitiescable.
Spacious, fully furnished, cable
internet, hardwood floors, 2br1
bath. Edward (919) 815-0002.
Pinebrook Apt. 758-4015 1&2 BR
apts, dishwasher, GD, central air
& heat, pool, ECU bus line, 6, 9
or 12 month leases. Pets allowed.
High speed internet available. Rent
includes water, sewer, & cable.
Rent Special through 33105 for
2 BRs - $99 1st month rent with 12
month lease.
For Rent - Dockside a 3BR 2BA
townhouse with Cathedral ceiling,
close to campus. $900mo. - Call
Garrett 252-258-0366
1 & 2 bedroom apartments, walking
distance to campus, WD conn
pets ok no weight limit, free water
and sewer. Call today for security
deposit special-758-1921.
Now accepting applications for
summer and fall semesters at the
following locations: Captain's
Quarters, Sycamore Hill, and
University Terrace. Call Hearthside
Rentals at 355-2112.
13, 4, and 5 Bedroom houses $750
to $1,200 permo. 1 Bedroom
apartments $350 to $375 includes
utilities. Call Frank @ (252) 353-
1, 2, & 3 bedroom apartments
for rent: Beech Street, Woodcliff,
Cotanche Street, Eastgate, Forest
Acres, Park Village. ECU bus
stop. For more information call
Wainright Property Management
756-6209 or visit our web-site www.
Houses for rent. Close to campus.
Leases starting June, July, and
August. Call 252-725-5458, 329-
8738, or 252-725-5457.
Cannon Court Cedar Court: 2
bedroom 1.5 bath townhouses
for rent. ECU bus stop. For
more information call Wainright
Property Management 756-
6209 or visit our web-site www.
Walk to Campus! 1 Bedroom Apt.
at Captain's Quarters Starting at
$375. Includes cable, water, and
sewer. Now accepting applications
for summer and fall semesters.
Hearthside Rentals, 355-2112.
College Town RowWyndham
Court: 2 bedroom duplexes for
rent. Close to ECU. Pet allowed
with fee. For more information call
Wainright Property Management
756-6209 or visit our web-site www.
ECU Area Houses for rent. 3 and 4
bedrooms. Central HA. Available
May, June, July and August. Call 756-
3947. No Ans. Leave message. Can
send list to view for appointments.
Gladiolus, Jasmine and Peony
Gardens: 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms.
Located on East Tenth Street close
to ECU. For more information call
Wainright Property Management
756-6209 or visit our web-site www.
Elkin Ridge Townhome for rent
in quiet cul-de-sac. 1.5 baths,
fenced patio, gas logs. $650 rent
$650 deposit. Call 756-5896 or
Walk to campus or ride campus
transit. Clean 3BR 1 BATH
- Willow St. (Beside Tar River
Estates). WD Included, heat
AC, ceiling fans, hardwood
floors, excellent management.
$625month. Call (252)375-
Walk to campus, 3 bedrooms, 1 12
baths, hardwood floors, ceiling fans.
All kitchen appliances, washerdryer,
storage shed, attic, large frontback
yard, $675.00 per month. Available
August 1st. Meade Street, 341-
Walk to campus and downtown!
2 Bedroom, 1 Bath duplex- newly
renovated, hardwood floors, new
kitchen appliances, very nice. Call
Adam 412-8973. Only $425 Total
Blocks to ECU, Pre
Leasing, Houses - All sizes,
Available May, June, July, k
August - Call 321-4712 OR
1997 Volvo 850 Series Station
Wagon Loaded Power Sunroof
Leather Interior Keyless Remote
Michelin Tires Beautiful Car Silver in
Color NADA $10,500 Sale for $8500
Call 756-5100 John
Lion Head Rabbits for Sale. $25.00
Each, Belgian Hares $100.00 Each
YTBtraveland cruises. Serving all your
travel and event needs: air, lodging,
cruises, car rentals, etc. Book online
or call 804-272-8121
Lifeguard, swim instructors and
coaches. Greenville, Farmville,
Wilson, Ayden, Atlantic Beach. Call
Bob, 714-0576.
Lifeguards wanted in North Myrtle
Beach, South Carolina "Will
train no experience Apply www.
Active Handicapped Male Needs
Personal Attendant 7-10 am M-F
and Every Other Weekend. Duties
Include Bathing, Dressing, etc. Call
Work Hard, Play Hard, Change Lives!
Girls resident camp looking for
counselors, wranglers, lifeguards,
boating staff, crafts, nature, unit
leaders, business managers, and
health supervisor. $200-340week!
May 28-Aug 7. Free Housing! www. Contact (336) 861-
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Food Delivery Drivers and Office Help
Wanted for Restaurant Runners Part-
time Position. Some lunch time (11a-
2p) MWF and weekend availability
required. Reliable transportation a
must. Call 756-5527 Between 2-5
and leave message if necessary.
Greenville residents only. Sorry no
dorm students.
Tiara Too Jewelry Colonial Mall Part-
Time Retail Sales Associate Day and
Night Hours Must be in Greenville
Year Round Apply in Person
Do you need a good job? The
ECU Telefund is hiring students
to contact alumni and parents for
the ECU Annual Fund. $6.25hour
plus cash bonuses. Make your own
schedule. If interested, visit our
website at www.ecu.edutelefund
and click on JOBS.
Need FTbut only have PT
hours available? I am looking for
individuals to help me spread the
word about VOIP. Earn up front
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month for what you do today. Call
to learn more about this exciting
opportunity. 252-558-4284.
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Now Hiring On-Campus
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Modeling, acting or customer
service experience helpful but
not required. Visit http:www.
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� of unretwned phone calls
�of noisy neighbors
� of crawly critters
� of high utility bills
� of ECU parking hassles
� of ungrateful landlords
� of unanswered questions
� of high rents
� of grumpy personnel
� of unfulfilled promises
� of units that were not cleaned
� of walls that were never painted
' of appliances that don't work
Wyndham Court &
Eastgate Village Apts.
3200 F Moseley Dr.
561-RENT or 561-7679
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management! om
Bartender's and Karaoke DJ's needed
for local Pub. Some experience
preferred. Shifts are noon to 6:00pm
and 6:00pm till closing. Must be at
least 19 years of age or older. Please
call for an interview, 902-6814.
Attention College Students National
Company 80 years in business
now recruiting for Part-time work.
Opportunity for $300-500 per
week. Only hard workers need
apply. Call 756-3861 10-5p.m. only
for appointment.
Bartending! $250day potential.
No experience necessary. Training
provided. (800) 965-6520 ext.
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Delta Zeta would like to thank Sigma
Alpha Epsilon for coming over to
cookout with us Wednesday. We
had an awesome time with you
The sisters of Delta Zeta would
like to congratulate all their new
members on getting their big sisters
this week! We love you so much!
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new carpet,
washerdryer hookups.
patio or deck, big pi.
popular student location
919 630-5930
round mmmm
Is looking for PACKAOE HANDLERS Co load vans
and unload trailers for the AM shift limit 4 AM to
8AM. $7.50 hour, tuition assistance available after
10 days. Future career opportunities in management
possible. Applications can be filled out at 2410
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Those "all inclusive" Apts
$325-385 per monthperson
3 or 4 bedrooms
Roommate matchingjust like the
Computer room onsite
Fitness center
Utilities includedusually only a
limited allowance

Cable included
$357 average rental price
per person per month
Wyndham Court
$225 per person
2 bedroom apts.
YOU pick your roommate
You probably already own a computer
Multi-millionrec. center on campus
paid for by your ECU tuition
energy efficient- average utility bill
is only $90

Cable Included
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THURSDAY March 24,2005
Local Concerts:
Ashlee Simpson with special
guests Pepper's Ghost and The
Click Five will be performing at
Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte,
Saturday, April 2.
Lenny Kravitz will be on stage at
Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte,
Sunday, April 10.
MTV Campus Invasion Tour with
Muse and Razorlight will be at
the Disco Rodeo in Raleigh,
Wednesday, April 13.
Backstreet Boys featuring Sister
Hazel and Stroke 9 will be playing
at the House of Blues in Myrtle
Beach, Friday, April 15.
Reba McEntire and Brad Paisley
will be performing at the Alltel
Pavilion at Walnut Creek in
Raleigh, Sunday, April 17.
Green Day and My Chemical
Romance will be at the Cricket
Arena In Charlotte, Wednesday,
April 20.
Velvet Revolver featuring
Hoobastank will be playing at
the Alltel Pavilion at Walnut Creek
in Raleigh, Thursday, May 5.
Alan Jackson featuring Sara
Evans and The Wrights will
be performing at the Verizon
Wireless Amphitheatre on
Thursday, May 5.
Sum 41 with Unwritten Law and
Hawthorne Heights will be playing
at the House of Blues in Myrtle
Beach, SC, Thursday, May 5.
Louis XIV and The Killers will be
at the House of Blues in Myrtle
Beach, SC, Friday, June 10.
The Bonnaroo Festival with Dave
Matthews Band, Citizen Cope, The
Allman Brothers Band, The Black
Crowes, Gov't Mule and many
more will take place from June 10
-12 in Manchester, Tenn.
Dave Matthews Band will be at the
Alltel Pavilion at Walnut Creek in
Raleigh, Wednesday, June 29.
Hot Cross Buns
1 envelope (14-ounce) dry yeast
34 cup sugar
1 12 cups warm milk (about 110
degrees F.)
1 stick of butter, melted
1 egg
12 cup of raisins
1 teaspoon salt
12 teaspoon ground cardamom
312 cups bleached all-purpose
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 large egg, beaten
1 cup powdered sugar
3 tablespoons milk
Combine the yeast, sugar and
milk in the bowl of an electric
mixei fitted with a dough hook.
Beat on low speed for one minute.
Add the butter, egg and raisins.
Mix for one minute. Add the salt,
cardamom and flour. Beat on
low speed until all of the flour is
incorporated, about one minute.
Then, beat at medium speed until
the mixture forms a ball, leaves
the sides of the bowl and climbs
up the dough hook. Remove
the dough from the bowl. Using
your hands, form the dough into
a smooth ball. Lightly oil a large
bowl. Place the dough in the bowl
and turn it to oil all sides. Cover
with plastic wrap and set-aside
in a warm, draft-free place until it
doubles In size, about one hour.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Remove the dough from the bowl
and invert it onto a lightly floured
surface. Pat the dough into a
rectangle about 34-inch thick.
Roll up the dough, beginning with
the long side and stopping after
each full turn to press the edge
of the roll firmly into the flat sheet
of the dough to seal. Press with
your fingertips. Tuck and roll so
that any seams disappear into the
dough. Cut the dough into 1-inch
pieces. Roll each piece of dough
into a smooth, round ball. Line a
baking sheet with parchment or
waxed paper. Place the rolls on
the baking sheet, 12-Inch apart.
With a pastry brush, brush the
beaten egg evenly over the bread.
Cover with plastic wrap and set-
aside in a warm, draft-free place
until It doubles in size, about one
hour. Bake until lightly brown, 30
- 35 minutes. Remove from the
oven and cool slightly on a rack.
In a mixing bowl, combine the
powdered sugar and milk. Mix
until smooth. Ice each bun with
the frosting in the shape of a
cross. Serve warm.
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Toys that made us smile
Taking a trip down memory
lane can be a lot of fun and a lot of
laughs. Remembering back to the
'good ole days'of when life was easy
might take weight off a stressed
mind. Think back to when you
were a kid. Remember Easy
Bake Ovens, Care Bears,
Cabbage Patch Kids and
G.I. Joe? These are
Just a few things
that might spark
some memory
and take you
on a little Journey back In time.
"My most memorable toy grow-
ing up was the Heart to Heart bear
said Amy Tlppette, senior hospital-
ity management major.
"I used to sleep with her every
night and the beating of her heart
would put me to steep
There are many other toys that
might have made a number of kids
fall to sleep. Perhaps a Glow Worm,
Puffalumps, Pillow People or Pop-
ples might have done the trick.
A typical day for a kid of our
generation might have been waking
up at the crack of dawn only to get
dressed and rush out the door to
either catch the bus or the neigh-
borhood carpool. The boys of the
neighborhood might have been
playing their Gameboys on the way
to school white the girls gossiped
as they were combing through
their Barbie's hair. Once at school
t Into their classroom
(that Trapper Keeper,
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f learning. Once home
! to play Ac Nintendo,
Atari, Sega Genesis or maybe play
� aid game such as, Battle-
ship, Candyiand, Don't Break
the Ice, Cooties, Operation or
Mousetrap with scene of the
neighborhood kids.
re were many
toys that had to be Included
in the teJuy routine. Teen-
age Mutant Nlnja Turtles,
legos, Sapersoakers, G.I.
Joe Igurines, Link 'n
Ketch Armstrong
�Serf balls Just to
lea few.
"It would have to be
the Nlnja Turtles Pizza
Shooter said Patrick
Kendrick, sophomore
marketing major, when
asked what his favorite toy was
growing up.
"That thing was fresh
For the girls, all was fair game.
Prom Popples to Fraggles and My
Little Pony to Pound Puppies, girl
toys were all about using the imagi-
nation. There were many dolls such
as Hug a Bunch, water babies, Teddy
Ruxpin and Kid Sister that allowed
little girls to pretend like they were
mommy for a bit Here are a few
others that might spark a memory:
Rainbow Brlte, Strawberry Shortcake,
Potty Pocket and Cupcake Dolls.
Trading cards and smaller toys
were also a big hit. Remember
Garbage Pall Kids? These trading
cards were like the Pokemon cards
of today. Trading them with neigh-
borhood kids and at school was a
popular thing to do. The small toys
might have been Silly Putty, Koosh
Balls, Hackey Sacks, Sea Monkeys
and Mad Libs. Each of these toys
might have been good for long car
rides as well to prevent that famous
old saying, "are we there yet?"
Toys can create warm memories
for all children. Seeing a famil-
iar object can bring back happy
memories from our childhoods.
Hearing the word "slinky" always
brings smiles.
Toys of our time made an Impact
on how we think, use Imagination
and our sense of humor. Hopefully
remembering these toys made you
think back to the easy life and made
you smite. Sometimes, in our busy
adult lives, we need to be reminded
of our childhood. Though all of
the toys of our generation could
not be mentioned, surely there is
one that stood out in your mind
that made an impact on childhood
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Take a trip down memory lane
The best music, movies, TV
shows of the 1980s and 1990s
Remember back in high school riding
in your car during open lunch. It felt
exhilarating with the wind in your hair
and The Fugees blasting on the radio. It
feels just like it was yesterday, but over
time new music replaces old tunes. Over
time, we have stuffed our old favorite
movies in the back of our memory for the
next new action packed computerized
film. We click through the channels past
re-runs of our old favorites for "less than
real" reality television. However, the time
is here to pay homage to the music, movies
and TV shows that paved the way.
New Edition dropped their debut
album in 1984 and with the Ray Parker
Jr. remake of "Mr. Telephone Man" they
gained immediate fame. Their producer
Maurice Starr was fired in 1983 but went
on to have success producing New Kids
On The Block. He used the same concept
as he did with New Edition and struck
gold again.
New Kids On The Block consisted of
Donnie Wahlberg, Jordan Knight, Jon
Knight, Danny Wood and Joe Mclntyre.
They dropped their first album in 1986
and had a string of hits up until the
Stop, Hammer time. MC Hammer
dropped his first album in 1987 but
we all know him from the hit song "U
Can't Touch This" which appeared on
the album titled Please Hammer Don't
Hurt Em' released in 1990. The image of
Hammer gyrating across the floor in those
shiny baggy parachute pants lives on in
our hearts forever. The hit song won two
Grammy's in its day.
We all remember Vanilla Ice. The
see TRIP page B4
Bubble gum wishes,
Pixy Stix dreams
Life's little pleasures
Nostalgia candy brings back memories of fun
childhoods white our sweet tooth brightens our
day. As young adults we long to get a taste of our
childhood every now arid then and believe it or
not, candy is a good way to get that feeling again.
Remember at Halloween when everyone had
wax lips and wax fangs? Or how about collect-
ing different Pez dispensers? And of course you
couldn't be "cool" unless you had candy cigarettes.
All of these candies bring back the wonderful and
care-free days of being a child.
"In the third grade I got a marriage proposal
with a Ring Pop said Renae O'Neal, freshman
political science major.
Candy brings back great memories and warm
We can't forget all the chewy candy that we
just couldn't live without. Amazing Fruit Gummy
Bears, Now and Later, Mike and Ike, Hot Tamales,
Milk Duds, Laf fy Taffy and the classic Mary Jane's
are only a few essential chews that as a child we
just couldn't get enough of.
Willy Wonka was a dentist's worse nightmare.
Children everywhere loved Fun Dip, Nerds,
Whistle Pops, Sweet Tarts, Goobers and Everlast-
ing Gobstoppers. As children ran into the stores to
fulfill that sweet craving, parents complied with
their requests just as quickly as the stores could
fill the shelves.
The candy industry really began skyrocket-
ing when everyday objects became edible. Little
girls wanted to be just like their mommy wearing
candy necklaces, candy lipsticks and little candy
buttons. Many of the boys preferred Pop Rocks,
Atomic Fireballs and Bottle Caps. But something
I'm sure everyone agrees on is Pixy Stix. That is
just pure sugar being dumped into the already
energetic children.
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Remembering those good ole days
Mohawks were a popular fashion statement in the early 1990s.
Vintage accessories
Many can remember their
"Punky Brewster" and MC
Hammer years and shamelessly
laugh at old middle school pic-
tures, and then reminisce about
when life was easier.
"You know you were a kid of
the early 1990s if you remember
it was actually worth getting
up early on Saturday to watch
cartoons said a 1990s Web
site. If Pac-Man lunchboxes,
Burger King Crowns and Back to
the Future sunglasses put a smile
on your face, you know you are
a child of the 1980s and 1990s.
One may chuckle to see those
same items in today's current
fashion magazines. A success-
ful outfit was never complete
without the perfect matching
assessories like leg warmers or
neon tube socks.
"If you were a tween in the
1990s, then slang terms such as
'phat' and 'as if" were part of your
dally vocab a 1990s trends Web
site said. I'hat clothing was what
you wore to be the bomb, right?
Girls' fashions in the 1980s
and 1990s always make dras-
tic comebacks, which is why
they may not seem ridiculously
funny. Every girls' favorite TV
shows were "Blossom Saved
by the Bell" and "Punky Brew-
ster These shows gave them a
reason to be cool and colorful
individuals. Teased-big hair was
always a plus and wacky hair
was never the same without
appropriate hair genie combs,
banana combs and Aqua Net.
Almost every girl had oversized
scrunchies to match just about
every outfit. Neon headbands
were the thing and you weren't
cool unless you owned a hair
crimper. We all experienced our
bad hair days, but when that hap-
pened, you could always depend
on those "Blossom" hats. Until
this day, girls always know the
importance of coordination and
accessorizing. Classical jewelry
included charm bracelets, candy
necklaces, bulking pearl jewelry,
shirt clips and those notorious
slap on bracelets in all your
favorite colors. No legs were ever
the same without the schoolgirl,
thigh high stockings, Flash Dance
leotards, fish net stockings and
colorful belts. In the midst of
all the fashion wonders there
are a few memories many would
not hesitate to leave behind,
like fanny packs, neon croakies
to hold on to your glasses and
plastic streamers you made your
parents buy to accessorize your
bicycle. The most memorable pair
of shoes was the classical jellies.
Boys can remember their
Vanilla Ice moments and over-
sized boom boxes. Although
men's fashion is also repeated,
many accessories stayed in the
1980s for a reason. Remember
the phenomenon known as the
portable FMAM cassette players?
More than likely, if you weren't
busy spinning records, you were
flashing your Adidas track suits
and break dancing.
For those punk rock stars,
band buttons, funky mohawks
and safety pins not only acces-
sorized but held those army
fatigues in place. No one knew
the reason behind those myste-
rious cat eye mirror glasses. Star
Wan lunch pails always attracted
the envy of many classmates as
well as Pogs. If you didn't have a
1 tube of collectable Pogs, you were
treated as a foreigner. No it wasn't
S a mistake, boys meant to keep the
tags on their baseball caps. Criss
cross colors were fun and so was
wearing your overalls backward.
If you were one to mock Kid and
Play, you were definitely a 1990s
kid. A kid of the MTV era watched
the "Smurfs" on a regular basis,
knew the theme song to "The
Fresh Prince of Bel Air" and cried
when the season finale of "Saved
by the Bell" rolled around.
These trendy accessories will
be coming back to date and in 20
years and you will be pondering,
"What was I thinking?"
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What's so odd about gum is that
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it. It's a lingering question as to
why this loved treat is so popu-
lar. Many don't give it a second
thought, they just open up and
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Chiclets and Bazooka were all
time favorites.
"I always chewed gum as a
child, especially Bubble Tape
because I could get as much as
I wanted said Katie Stewart,
freshman English major.
It's funny how times have
changed. Many of us know how
much damage sugar and all these
sweet candies do to our teeth
and have significantly cut back.
But something that has changed
over the years is the availability
of many of them. Walk into a
gas station and it's rare if you
find candy cigarettes on the shelf
or the chewy Now and Laters.
It's been replaced with other
candies or just not made any
more. But specialty stores carry
these classic sweets just for your
pleasure only. Many childhood
candies can be found and pur-
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to relive your childhood through
your favorite chews, pops and
other sweets.
Thinking about all this candy
not only gives you a cravings, but
also brings back the sweet and
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second white rapper to top the
charts with his hit "Ice Ice Baby"
on the album To The Extreme,
which dropped in the late 1990s.
Unfortunately, Ice made up all
his street credibility and was
pretty much a one hit wonder.
TLC tame on the scene
in 1992 with their hit album
t)oooohhhOn the TLC Tip. Their
hit song "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg"
raised many eyebrows. In the
video, TLC promoted safe sex by
wearing condoms. Then there
was the infamous "What About
Your Friends TLC's second
album CrazySexyCool was released
in 1994 and we were hooked to
the lead single "Creep" as well as
learning those dance moves in
the video.
"Back in the day, my favorite
music group was TLC, favorite
movie was Troop Beverly Hills and
my favorite TV show was 'Saved
by the Bell said Monisha Wors-
ley, senior elementary education
Other songs that were highly
popular during the 1990s was
"Summertime" by DJ Jazzy Jeff
and The Fresh Prince, "Candy
Rain" by Soul For Real, "Boom-
bastic" by Shaggy, "One In A
Million" by Aaliyah, "Gangsta's
Paradise" by Coolio and "Baby"
by Brandy.
"The songs I liked were
"Doing the Butt "That'sJust My
Baby Daddy" and "The Electric
Slide which is a classic. "Whoop
There It Is" was a good song too
said Trade McLeod, sophomore
pre-med biology major.
There were tons of movies
during the 1980s and 1990s that
were major hits. For starters, an
all time favorite is Risky Business,
which hit theaters in 1983. Tom
Cruise sliding across the floor in
a button up shirt and a pair of
tighty-whities is burned in every
females' mind. Every girl loved
him and every guy wanted to
be him.
A whole slew of hit movies
released in 1985. Those movies
include Back to the Future star-
ring Michael J. Fox, The Breakfast
Club, The Last Dragon and The
Goonies. Most of these movies
live on in the form of famous
quotes. In The Last Dragon there
is the quote "Hey Leroy" and in
The Goonies there's the infamous
"Hey, you guys" that people still
use today.
"The movies I personally liked
were Beat Street, Lean on Me and
Warriors. I also liked the Rocky
and MIA movies and House Party
I and said LaToya Walker,
junior psychology major.
In 1986 Aliens, The Golden
Child and Top Gun dropped. Aliens
starring Sigourney Weaver was a
major hit and turned into a trio
of scary movies. Eddie Murphy
starred in the movie The Golden
Child that was a hit comedy. Top
Gun is one of the most well-known
love stories starring Tom Cruise.
In 1988, Beetle Juice came out
and we all loved it. Winona Ryder
and Michael Keaton starred in
the hit corky film. An all time
favorite titled Coming to America
also released in 1988. Eddie
Murphy hit it big in this one
playing a rich prince in Africa
and deciding to go to America
- Queens, NY, to find a princess
to marry. One particular song
in the movie titled "Soul Glow"
was and still is hilarious and
is known by anyone who is an
Eddie Murphy fan.
Other movies that were huge
back in the day are Sixteen Can-
dles, B.T Karate Kid, Ferris Bueller's
Day Off, Don't Tell Mom The Bab-
ysitter's Dead and Adventures in
Babysitting. Now the hit TV shows
of the 1980s and 1990s. As far as
cartoons go there was "Popeye
"Tom and Jerry "The Smurfs
"The Flintstones "Alvin and
The Chipmunks "Scooby Doo
"Ghostbusters "The Jetson's"
and "The Ninja Turtles Many
of us watched these cartoons
every Saturday and Sunday like
Other hit TV children's
shows that were big were "Punky
Brewster "Clarissa Explains it
All "Salute Your Shorts "Are
You Afraid of the Dark?" and
"Eureeka's Castle
The hit family sitcom of this
era was "The Cosby Show which
was number one in syndication for
many years. "Full House "Family
Matters "Who's the Boss "A Dif-
ferent World" and "Fresh Prince of
Bel-Air" were major hits as well.
There is not a person alive who
does not know the theme song
to "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Will
Smith has grown into an amazing
actor and we all have been right
there since the beginning.
"I loved all those Nickelodeon
shows like "Clarissa Explains it
All "Salute Your Shorts" and
"Double Dare I loved the Jem
and the Hologram cartoon, too.
I loved The Goonies and Neverend-
ing Story said Jennifer Smith,
junior communication major.
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Page B7 252.328.6366 TONY ZOPPO Sports Editor BRANDON HUGHES Assistant Sports Editor
THURSDAY March 24, 2005
How sweet it is
NCAA field down to Sweet 16
OK, so your bracket was shredded this past
weekend after all first and second round upsets.
Quit your whining and start enjoying the tourna-
ment for what it has to offer - an eventual national
; Yeah I know, mine looks terrible too. I was pull-
ing against all the upsets in the first round because
�I picked so-and-so to win. Time to toss our brackets
aside and get to cheering on those 10 and 12 seeds
because they are the "underdogs
So, take a deep breath. Maybe a little deeper
than the one you took last week before you started
viewing the tournament. March Madness is in full
swing and now only 16 teams remain in the hunt
for the national title.
And after week one, don't even think about
counting any of these teams out. .
Cinderella watch: No. 12 Wisconsin-Mil-
waukee, No. 10 North Carolina State, No. 7 West
Virginia and the two No. 6 seeds remaining, Utah
and Texas Tech.
Spotlight teams: The four No. 1 seeds: Wash-
ington, Illinois, Carolina and Duke. The two No. 2
seeds: Oklahoma State and Kentucky.
Sleepers: They are a No. 1, which puts them in
the national spotlight - however, the Washington
Huskies are given the least chance of the power-
houses to win it all, which is why they are in this
category as well. Other sleepers include Rick Pitino's
underrated Louisville Cardinals, Bobby Knight's
Texas Tech Red Raiders and the Arizona Wildcats.
Don't overlook these squads: Villanova,
Wisconsin, Michigan State.
Now that we got a solid basis, not that it means
anything during tournament time, lets take a look
at the match-ups.
Thursday games: Allstate Arena, Rosemont, III.
7:27 p.m. EST (1)
Illinois vs. (12) Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Wow. "America, are you serious?" Giving credit
where credit is due, Mr. Dick Vitale could be saying
the same thing about these Panthers from UW-M.
With a record of 26-5 on the season, the Panthers
are no joke. Their only bad defeat came at the hands
of in-state foe, Wisconsin, as they lost 66-37.
Since then, it has been nothing but smooth
sailing into the NCAA, as well as through the first
two rounds. Winning 19 out of their last 20 and
straight overall, .the Panthers may be Illinois'
toughest test since their loss to the Ohio
State Buckeyes.
For the Illini, James Augustine will have to con-
tinue his phenomenal play in order for his team to
advance into the Elite Eight.
I am a little skeptical of this Illinois offense
though, as they have only averaged 69 points in
i the first two games on the NCAA tourney. UW-M
! is going to score and score in bunches especially if
they can get open looks at the three.
Illinois, if you were further away from home,
you would not win this game, trust me. However,
� you can defend on the ball good enough to slow
down the Panthers arsenal from outside and be
able to just slip by, riding high on the emotions of
the hometown fans. I really want to go with the
upset here, but the safe pick is Illinois. The Illini is
in a grinder, 73-65. If you want the biggest upset
of all time though, tune in to this one, it has the
makings for it.
9:57 p.m. (2)
Oklahoma State vs. (3) Arizona
This has all the ingredients for a classic. A battle
on the inside and outside, along with stellar defense
from both teams, not to mention three of America's
best players in Arizona's Salim Stoudamire and the
Cowboys'John Lucas and Joey Graham.
Two good defending teams but I am taking the
offenses in this one. Mr. Stoudamire has NBA writ-
ten all over him and can single-handedly lead the
Wildcats to the national title. If teams choose to
neglect him, which most do not, the consequences
are very deadly. Stoudamire's 18.6 points per game
is enough to get the opposition's attention alone.
However, it is his 51 percent shooting from behind
the arc that has all heads turning his direction.
JJ.J. who? Redick isn't the only sharpshooter in
I the country.
On the other side of the ball, John Lucas will be
I the key if the Cowboys hope to slip past Arizona in
the Sweet 16. A bad performance from Lucas and
Oklahoma State will not be OK and they could be
headed home earlier than expected. Joey Graham
is also pivotal, as he will have to go over Arizona's
long center, Channing Frye. Scoring on Frye is one
I thing but guarding him is another as Frye scores
(about 16 per contest while blocking just over two
shots a game.
Although I would take Arizona's big two over
Ithe Cowboys' big two any day of the week, I have
�to take Eddie Sutton's boys in this one just for
Ithe simple fact that this squad plays better as a
team than Arizona. And if Oklahoma State can
get another unexpected offensive outburst from
Ivan McFarlin, 31 points in the win over Southern
Illinois in round two, then the Cowboys might just
tide away with this one. I don't see that happening
Bgain because of Frye inside, which will keep the
�core close but high. Happy trails to Salim Stou-
jlamire and good luck in the NBA. Your game will
lit just right there. Cowboys 85, Wildcats 78.
Thursday games: University Arena, Albuquerque,
7:10 p.m. (1)
Washington vs. (4) Louisville
i Match-ups, match-ups, match-ups. Can the
luskies match-up with the physical Cardinals?
' I don't think so and here is why. This year's
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7:30 ajn. Community Leaders Breakfast
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Washington squad is very guard
heavy featuring the likes of Nate
Robinson, Tre Simmons, Bran-
don Roy and Will Conroy a
match-up problem in itself for
other teams. The Huskies sort
of favor last year's St. Joe's, who
exited the tourney in the Elite
Eight and gave teams fits with
the three guard look. However,
the Cardinals counter that attack
with Taquan Dean, Brandon Jen-
kins, Larry O' Bannon and one
of the country's elites, Francisco
Garcia. Garcia can not only
play guard, he can also drop
down into the post and score
just as effectively inside, which
is a nightmare for the opposing
team. Garcia can dribble, shoot,
pass, post up and play lights
out defense, causing him to
become the key player to watch
in this game. If he is effective
in his attack and Louisville can
knock down their threes, I like
the Cardinals to take this one
because they are a little better
1 think the pressure from the
tall guards Garcia and O' Bannon
may cause a little trouble for the
Huskies and force them into
unwanted turnovers. Another
high scoring Sweet 16 game, but
this one will start in the Cardi-
nals favor and end in the Cardi-
nals favor. Louisville advances
9:40 p.m. (6) Texas Tech
vs. (7) West Virginia
A game that many may over-
look, including myself, may
turn out to be the best Sweet 16
game played over the two days.
I still can not get over the fact
that either Texas Tech or West
Virginia is going to the Elite
Eight and will have a chance at
playing to get into the Final Four.
But that is why this tournament
is so special and so "unpredict-
able" for all you bracket lovers.
And (ust a quick jump from
college basketball for a moment
- the NCAA football committee
needs to look at this tourney
and take a look at what it does
for America. The excitement it
brings, the togetherness it causes,
the offices that it turns upside
down because of bracket mania.
Lets get a playoff into college
football and bring the excite-
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who love the realm of college
athletics. NCAA you are two of
three - you have basketball and
baseball in the playoff format, so
why not throw the pigskin up for
grabs at the end of the year instead
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two teams get one chance at a
title. A little off topic there, but
college basketball in March can
only get a sports nut thinking
about what it would be like during
the winter with more playoffs.
Back to the match-up, l like
Bobby Knight. The man simply
gets the Job done with far less
talent than most other teams that
he faces. He is a true mastermind
of the game and he will find a
way to stop the Mountaineers
from unloading another outside
attack like they did against Wake
Forest in the double OT thriller
less than a week ago. Good run
for West Virginia and this does
nothing but boost their program
to new heights, however, it is
time for Coach Knight to get
his name back into the elite and
compete for the championship.
Red Raiders in a close one, 66-64.
Friday games: Carrier Dome,
Syracuse, NY
7:27 p.m. (6) Wisconsin
vs. (10) NC State
From the bubble to the Sweet
16. West Virginia did it first
when they defeated Wake Forest
in the second round. A day later
the Wolfpack from NC State did
the same, defeating another No.
2 seed in the Connecticut Hus-
kies. Wolfpack Head Coach Herb
Sendek may have been crying
"save my job" to his team just a
month ago. Now he finds himself
in the hunt for a national title
instead of another job. The key to
the Wolfpack's run has been the
senior leadership of Julius Hodge
who has played like a madman
since entering postseason play
(ACC tourney as well).
Hodge's three-point play with
four seconds remaining broke
a tie late between them and the
Huskies and punched State's
ticket into the 16. If State can get
by Wisconsin in this one, they
may have a sort of "comfortable"
road, if you would, to the title
game, with possible match-ups
with Carolina in the Elite Eight
and Duke in the Final Four. The
Wolfpack did not beat either
team during the regular season
but are playing a lot better as of
late. Notice I am not saying much
about the Badgers?
Nobody has all season, and
yet they continue to take care
of business. This will be a low
scoring game, as both teams
like to control tempo and play
tough defense. I feel like State
has just a few more athletes than
Wisconsin and that might be the
key in the getting by the Badgers
as both teams are very similar
in a lot of different categories.
Anticipating a rematch with the
Tar Heels, NC State will advance
past Wisconsin into the Elite
Eight with a 70-62 victory.
9:57 p.m. (1) North Car-
olina vs. (5) Villanova
Any team that enters a game
against Carolina does not have
a great shot at winning. Period,
plain and simple. The Tar Heels
are that good. Now getting my
Tar Heel bias aside, any team that
enters a game against Carolina
without their second leading
scorer and leading rebounder,
cannot win. That is what the
Villanova Wildcats will be trying
to overcome Friday since Curtis
Sumpter tore some knee ligaments
in their victory over the Florida
Gators in the second round.
Villanova is good with
Sumpter, good enough to give
UNC a scare.
However, the Wildcats are
just average without him, prob-
ably not even as good as the Iowa
State team that Carolina just beat
up on 92-65. I really hate this
for Villanova because they have
come on strong as of late, but
injuries happen and the game
must go on.
Unfortunately, Villanova's
game will go on without Sumpter,
leaving them no scoring and no
rebounding. Tar Heels in a rout
once again, 96-68.
Friday games: Frank Erwin
Center, Austin, Texas
7:10 p.m. (1) Duke vs.
(5) Michigan State
Although I am a diehard
North Carolina fan, Duke Head
Coach, Mike Krzyzewski, is start-
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People, this is not a very talented
Duke team.
This is by far the weakest
"strong" Blue Devil team in
years. Coach K has found a way
once again to push the right but-
tons and get his team in a correct
state to play championship bas-
ketball. Their first two rounds
were not pretty, however, they
found a way to win even when
JJ. Redick was not scoring.
Michigan State's Head Coach,
Tom Izzo, is not stranger to post-
season play as well. Izzo has been
a mainstay in the NCAA over the
last several years and this year's
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ECU Men's Basketball: A season of highs and lows
In my
classes, we
are taught
ways and
styles to write
for news-
papers. It's
mainly little
things we go
over, such as
when to capi-
talize a word like "coach
Another common rule we
cover is the number rule. Any
number below 10, we spell out.
Sadly, when I talk about the
number of wins the men's bas-
ketball team finished with this
season, this rule comes into
We only finished with nine
(not 9) wins on the year.
Our schedule had many win-
nable games on it, but playing
nine games against NCAA tour-
nament teams (NC State, Old
Dominion, Winthrop, Charlotte
twice, UAB twice, Louisville and
Cincinnati) is tough for a very
young team.
The season started off with a
bang. Playing in the BCA Invita-
tional in Raleigh, we upset Pep-
perdine and then beat Oregon
State. This matched us up with
NC State in the finals. The Pack
that night reminded me of the
old MJ and Larry Bird HORSE
commercials - it really didn't
matter where they shot from, it
was nothing but net.
Either way, leaving that tour-
nament 2-1 was a success.
Whatever momentum we
built from that quickly vanished
when we were embarrassed (as in
30 points embarrassed) by Gard-
ner-Webb the following game.
The rest of the non-confer-
ence season was horrid. We had
some chances to pick up wins
against quality opponents (South
Carolina, Winthrop and Clem-
son) and get some confidence,
but we only won two games
against some D-2 schools. Per-
haps the worst part of this stretch
was the lack of emotion the team
showed - it honestly looked like
the guys just did not care.
Conference season started
against USF right before classes
started back. What a perfect way
to get the conference season
started - students back from
break and a chance to pick up a
Conference USA win against a
team we could beat.
In ECU basketball style, we
played them tight, but lost by
one. The hardest part of losing
to these guys was now the team
had to play maybe the tough-
est stretch they had ever seen.
At Charlotte, Cincinnati, UAB,
at Louisville and at DePaul, all
back-to-back. As expected, we
didn't win a single one of those
If anything was going well for
the Pirates, it was the schedule
that remained after the DePaul
game. We finally had a realistic
chance to win a game and picked
up our first 6-USA win against St.
Louis in late January.
Riding on some momentum,
we took on the 49ers of Char-
lotte once again later that week.
In almost an exact copy of last
season's home game with them,
it went down to the wire. We
pulled off the big upset, students
stormed the court and everyone
was thrilled.
After that huge upset, we
decide to do it again four games
later when we beat the UAB Blaz-
ers in Alabama -1 still to this day
think that was the biggest win in
Herrion's career at ECU, a win I
thought would save his job.
We would finish the season
a few weeks later with a loss at
Tulane. The season's final results
- no conference tournament, no
more Moussa and no more Bill
Despite the rough and long
season, I really feel like the play-
ers really deserve some recogni-
tion. These guys really did play
well all season, but just couldn't
win a close game.
Corey Rouse gets my MVP
and my most improved player
awards. He was barely a role
player his first two seasons here,
then he turns around and aver-
aged a double-double. This guy
had an amazing season and really
took a lot of criticism, especially
from me.
My hustle award goes to
JaPhet McNeil. When we hit that
stretch of not having our heads
into the game, he was the one
that never gave up and really led
this team. This kid loves to play
the game and I can't wait to see
him play for two more years.
My defensive MVP goes to
Moussa - 314 blocks, enough said.
My final award goes to Tommy
Hammonds for newcomer of the
year. Not only did he step up
in big games (16 points against
Charlotte, 4-4 from the behind
the arc), he stepped into a start-
ing role.
It's really tough to say what
could happen next season. All
the talent we have coming back is
great, but losing Moussa is going
to kill us. Corey will have to step
up even more to try and fill the
6-foot, 11-inch hole under the
glass. The new C-USA boosts are
chancing a successful season, but
lowering national interest in the
As 1 prepare to sign off for the
season, I, like Moussa and Bill
Herrion, have experienced my
last games as a Pirate. Covering
this team like I have the last two
years has not only showed me
what I truly want to do in life, but
has really made me appreciate the
game of basketball -1 thank every
member of the team and the fans
for that. It really has been the
time of my life.
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Sweet 16
from page B9
team is one of his most offensive
ever. Paul Davis is the Spartans'
key to success in this one because
he must contain the "Landlord
Shelden Williams, in order for
State to come out on top. If
Davis has trouble slowing down
Duke's big man, then it may be
a long night for the Spartans,
a night in which they may be
guessing who to guard more
heavily, Williams or Redick.
Duke does not have a
bench, does not have as much
talent, but they will defend the
basketball and will play with a
lot of heart. Oh yeah, they also
have that Coach K fella on their
bench - that normally seems
to help. 1 can't go against the
Dukies in this one. J.J. wakes
up and lights the scoreboard
up, scoring close to 30 points
as Duke defeats Tom lzzo's
Spartans, 83-71.
9:40 p.m. (2)
Kentucky vs. (6) Utah
A lot of history in this one.
Kentucky knocked off Utah in
the 1990s to win the title in
Tubby Smith's first year at UK.
A little bit less at stake in this
one but still the same goal is in
mind. Utah boasts arguably the
nation's best big man if not best
player in Andrew Bogut.
Bogut can do it all, shoot
the three (38 percent), shoot
free throws (71 percent), shoot
from the floor efficiently (63
percent), rebound (12.2 per),
pass the ball (2.4 per) and block
shots (1.9 per). A definite lot-
tery pick in the upcoming NBA
draft, Bogut will go against
Kentucky's big force on
the inside, Chuck Hayes.
Hayes had 10 against the
Wildcats second round oppo-
nent, the Cincinnati Bearcats.
Kentucky's most important
player, however, is junior Kel-
enna Azubuike. I lis ability to take
over games for the Wildcats may
play a big role against the Utes
due to Utah's stifling defense.
Someone will have to step
up and break down the opposi-
tion for both teams. Utah has
their go-to guy and Kentucky
thinks they have found one in
Azubuike. If Utah can control
tempo early and get Bogut a lot
of touches, this one could defi-
nitely come down to the wire.
The Wildcats are young,
and that worries me. They
looked a little shaky against
both Eastern Kentucky and
Cincinnati and I am beginning
to wonder if they have already
used up all of their tournaments
lives. I know the fans want
it, but a Kentucky and Duke
rematch might have to wait
another year. Bogut is good,
really good. Good enough to
shut down Hayes and pass over
the Wildcats' defense.
1 had Utah going out in
the Mcond round to a physical
Oklahoma team - however, the
Utes manhandled the Sooners,
causing me to jump on the band-
wagon. So, this is going to be
my upset in the Sweet 16. Utah
defeats Kentucky 70-68.
I leaves us with Illinois
vs. Oklahoma State, Louisville
vs. Texas Tech, Carolina vs. NC
State and Duke vs. Utah.
I like Illinois, Louisville,
North Carolina and Duke to
advance to the Final Four. But
who knows what will happen? I
could have predicted every game
wrong. Hut that is why I love this
sport so much. The unpredict-
ability keeps millions of others,
myself included, coming back
for more.
For my ego's sake, however,
hopefully I have brought you an
intelligible insight into Thursday
and Friday's Sweet 16 contests.
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