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THE EAST CAROLINIAN
Volume 80 Number 69 WEDNESDAY March 30, 200b
ECU offers educational
opportunities to Fort
Bragg military base
Soldiers stationed at Fort Bragg, like Spc. George Perez pictured
above, will soon be able to complete online courses from various
universities Including ECU.
Gambling use rises among students
Distance education
courses to be offered to
stationed soldiers
MICHAEL HARRINGTON
SENIOR WRITER
ECU will offer distance
education courses to the sol-
diers stationed at Fort Bragg in
Fayetteville beginning in
August.
The soldiers will be able to
choose from a variety of courses
and work toward a major while
serving the country.
ECU will be setting up an
office at Fort Bragg over the
summer so students taking online
distance education courses can
speak with a representative and
discuss academic matters face
to face.
"We've found that students
want to be able to talk to some-
one directly said Steve Duncan,
director of military programs at
ECU.
Another positive feature of
the distance education program
is the flexibility it offers to the
soldiers.
"When they deploy, we can
go along Duncan said.
A high number of soldiers
from Fort Bragg have and will
be deployed, but with distance
education courses offered online,
the soldiers will in most cases be
able to take their coursework with
them when they travel overseas.
Duncan said ECU has a his-
tory of working with the military
community and in recent years it
has declined. In the past, profes-
sors would drive to the bases and
teach courses, which took a lot
of time and effort and became
less attractive as the traveling
wore on.
With distance learning pro-
grams, ECU is able to provide
their resources online using
Blackboard.
Studies have shown that
military bases create an estimated
$1.8 billion for North Carolina,
making their presence crucial to
the continued financial success
of the state, Duncan said. This
has led the state to aggressively
pursue the retention of these
bases.
Offering classes to soldiers
is one way of keeping the bases
where they are.
"We're trying to show that
we are interested in the military
DuncHn said.
Regardless of where the
soldier comes from, in-state
tuition will be offered if they are
stationed at Fort Bragg.
ECU partnered with Fort
Bragg after bidding with a variety
of other universities. Overall, a
total of eight schools, includ-
ing ECU, were chosen to begin
offering courses at Fort Bragg.
The seven other schools
offering courses are UNC-Pem-
broke, Liberty University, Central
Texas College, Methodist Col-
lege, Campbell University, Troy-
State University and Webster
University.
Fayetteville State University
and Fayetteville Technical Com-
munity College will continue
offering courses to the base.
Duncan said he expects the
program to start out small but
grow in the future once it starts
rolling due to Fort Bragg's size
and interest.
"There are about 44,000
service members a good per-
centage of them take a course or
more Duncan said.
"The administration at ECU
has played a major role in form-
ing this partnership with Fort
Bragg.
"Every person that I have
spoken with in leadership has
been very supportive
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian. com.
The number of college students becoming active in gambling, especially poker, has increased
Popular trend causes
legal concerns
CHRIS ADAMS
STAFF WRITER
Gambling, especially in the
form of poker in a commonly
played game entitled "Texas
Hold'em has seen a revival
among Americans recently, espe-
cially with college students.
This rising trend raises legality
concerns among some states,
including North Carolina, where
gambling is illegal. ECU has been
subject to this trend. Many people
attribute this recent increase to
the entertainment industry and
ESPN's "World Championship
of Poker
According to Article 14-292
of the North Carolina General
Statutes, "any person or organi-
zation that operates any game of
chance or any person who plays
at or bets on any game of chance
at which any money, property
or other thing of value is bet,
whether the same be in stake or
not, shall be guilty of a Class 2
misdemeanor
ECU'S Code of Conduct lists
gambling as a violation of the
code in Article O. Students who
are caught in the act of gambling
will receive varied disciplinary
action depending on their level
of involvement in the situation.
Mary Louise Antieau, director
of Student Conflict Resolution,
has some concern for this rising
trend among college students.
She said in addition to gambling
of any form within North Caro-
lina being illegal, compulsive
gambling is a waste of time and
resources.
"Poker and gambling are high
risk behaviors said Antieau.
"What is striking is that there
are a certain number of person-
alities that are attracted to these
behaviors
Antieau said disciplinary
action would be different for
someone who is hosting an event
as opposed to just participating
in a game.
"Those who host are allowing
something illegal to take place
Antieau said.
Punishment for those who
are only participating in an event
could include writing an educa-
tional paper or doing research to
find out what specifically makes
gambling illegal.
Resident advisors are required
to report any violations of the
ECU Code of Conduct to the
dramatically over recent years.
residence hall coordinator.
"I have witnessed gambling
said Burton Morris, sophomore
communication major and resi-
dent advisor in Scott Hall.
"The media is encouraging a
lot of young people to get in the
game when those people are not
educated about how to properly
use their money. The gamblers on
TV are elevated to stardom and
young people try to get to the
level of a professional player
The Office of Student Conflict
Resolution's goal is to educate stu-
dents on specific rules and laws
before any serious consequence
is administered.
"In this office, our first
attempt is to educate unless
there is some form of extreme
violence Antieau said.
see GAMBLING page A2
Internet site assists
students with registration
by ranking instructors
Do you think gambling should be made illegal?
AMYJOEVERS
SOPHOMORE
SPECIAL
EDUCATION
"No, because
I think everyone
can make their
own decision
PATRICK CLARY
JUNIOR
FINANCE
"Yes and no.
If it's controlled
and if it's a game
between friends,
then it is OK
FRED BOWEN
GRADUATE
STUDENT
CREATIVE
WRITING
"No, because
I don't think it
ever hurts any-
body. I don't see
the harm In It
RateMyProfessors.com
gives teacher reviews
EDEN SPENCER
STAFF WRITER
The upcoming registration
has many students visiting the
Web site RateMyProfessors.com
to get a sneak peek into their
professor's classrooms prior to
enrolling in the course.
John Swapceinski, founder
of RateMyProfessors.com, said
he began the free Web site for
rating college professors after he
experienced a dastardly professor
at San Jose State University.
"1 decided I needed to warn
others said Swapceinski.
Out of the 3 million rat-
ings listed on RateMyProfessors.
com, the Web site has ratings for
professors at more than 4,000
schools, and 1,354 ratings for
ECU professors alone.
Swapceinski said the closest
competitor to RateMyProfessors.
com currently has about 25,000
ratings.
While the Web site was
created to simply allow stu-
dents to share their opinions of
professors with other students,
many professors are against the
Web site.
"We get threatened with
legal action by professors on
pretty much a weekly basis
Swapceinski said.
Of the negative commentary
received by Swapceinski, he
said for the most part he tries
to ignore it unless he can use it
to find a way for it to better his
Web site.
While the majority of the
feedback left by students on
the Web site is honest and
professional, there are
occasionally inappropriately
irrelevant comments students
make when evaluating a profes-
sor they may have had a negative
experience with.
Under the rater guidelines of
the Web site, students are told
to provide an honest evaluation
of the professor's professional
abilities and not get personal in
their evaluation remarks. The
Web site clearly states students are
prohibited in providing
see PROFESSOR page A2
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NICK HENNE News Editor KRISTIN DAY Assistant News Editor
WEDNESDAY March 30 2005
Announcements
AA Meetings
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings
will be held every Wednesday at
noon in 242 Mendenhall Student
Center and Thursday at 11:30 a.m.
in 14 MSC. For more information,
call 760-500-8918.
2005 GPD Special
Olympics Golf
Tournament
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 c 329-4703.
Gops on Doughnut
Shops
ECU police will be on the roof
of the Krispy Kreme store 6 a.m.
- 6 p.m. April 2. They will lower
buckets to collect donations
from passersby and will also be
Inside serving customers and
talking to people about Special
Olympics and the Torch Run. The
ECU cheerleaders and PeeDee
the Pirate will be there and the
dipping station for kids will be
operating.
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.
educs-adminfoundersday
youthartsfest.cfm.
Home Run
Habitat for Humanity of Pitt County
will be sponsoring the sixth annual
Home Run April 2 at the City
Hotel & Bistro in Greenville. The
Home Run is a major fundraiser
for Habitat for Humanity. Events
begin at 8 a.rr. behind the hotel.
To register or obtain additional
information, visit habitathomerun.
com or call 758-2947.
H0SA Meeting
HOSA will hold a monthty meeting
Tuesday, April 5 from 4.30 - 5
p.m. in 241 Mendenhall Student
Center. Members will be discussing
Relay for Life fundraislng. For
more information, please contact
ioellenb@gmail.com.
Greeks for Breast
Cancer Awareness
Sigma Omicron Epsilon is hosting
a breast cancer awareness
event April 6 noon - midnight
at Courtyard Tavern. Proceeds
from this event will go to the
Susan G. Koman Foundation.
Each Greek Organization gets 30
coupons to represent their group.
Any organization that needs
more than 30 coupons should
contact Sigma Omicron Epsilon
President Ericka S Williams at
ew0309@mail.ecu.edu.
Choosing Child Care
Adult and Commuter Student
Services and Childhood
Development and Family Relations
with Sharon Ballard will be available
to discuss and answer questions
regarding finding the right child
care place for you and your
children April 5 at 6 p.m. in 2006
Bate. Childcare and refreshments
will be provided at the event.
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
April 7 at 7 p.m. at the Sci-tech
Auditorium at ECU and opens
for Michelle Cliff as part of the
Southeastern Women's Studies
Association Conference
Want your event printed in TEC?
Please send your announcements
with date, time, location and
contact information to assistan
tnewseditor@theeastcarolinian.
com.
News Briefs
Local
NC man In court over alleged
threat to Michael Schlavo
ASHEVILLE, NC - A NC man
acknowledges he made a mistake
but never intended to harm anyone
when he sent an e-mail offering
a $250,000 bounty on Michael
Schiavo's head, a defense attorney
said Monday.
Richard Alan Meywes, 37, appeared
in federal court and waived his right
to a preliminary hearing on charges
of murder for hire and transmission
of an interstate threat. If convicted,
he could face up to 15 years in prison
and $500,000 in fines.
"He wants to make it clear to the court
and the world this was a terrible lack
of judgment on his part and he wants
to cooperate in every way he can
defense attorney Sean Devereaux
told U.S. Magistrate Judge Dennis
Howell. Meywes did not enter a plea
Monday.
Meywes allegedly wrote an e-mail
that claimed to pass along word
that a multimillionaire was willing
to finance a $250,000 bounty for
the death of Michael Schiavo and
$50,000 for that of a judge. He sent
the e-mail to two news organizations
in the Tampa, Fla area and to a
nationally syndicated radio talk show,
the FBI said in an affidavit supporting
the arrest Friday.
Michael Schiavo has been at the
center of an often-heated debate
over his wife, Terri, who suffered brain
damage 15 years ago. Schiavo insists
his wife told him she would never
want to be kept alive artificially and
he has fought her parents for years
to carry out what he says would be
her wish. March 18, a Florida judge
ordered her feeding tube removed,
and since then activists opposing the
move have vilified Michael Schiavo
on talk shows, the Internet and in
protests at his home.
Crime Scene
March 23
10:52 a.m. �
Larceny from motor vefilcte "
A person took an Audiovox
cell phone from a vehicle parked
in a Brody parking lot.
9:45 pm
Communicating threats
An unknown subject sent
threatening e-mails to a resident
In Clement Hall.
March 28
3:30 pm
Possession "bTUrugs,
paraphernalia and weapon
A subject in Scott Hall was
found possessing less than half
an ounce of marijuana, drug
paraphernalia and a knife.
4:30 pm
Possession bTparapheirialla
A person in Tyler Hall was
found in possession of drug
paraphernalia.
6:40 p.m.
Tarceny
An unknown person removed
a wallet from a locker in the
Student Recreation Center.
10:40 p.m.
Criminal Damage to property
Someone threw a brick
through the windshield of a car
at Belk Hall.
10:45 p.m.
Larceny
An unknown person removed
a cell phone from a bag In the
Greene Hall lobby.
O
Weekly
Crime Tip
Try to keep personal
Information, such as your
phone number and address,
as private as possible. If you
receive a threat over either the
Internet or the phone, contact
police as soon as possible. If It
Is a phone call, try to Identify
the caller by paying attention
to the gender of the voice,
accents and any noises In the
background. Do not delete any
e-mails or voice messages that
contain threatening material.
House working on
education lottery bill
RALEIGH, NC - House Speaker
Jim Black chose his top lieutenant
Monday to lead a special committee
whose mission is to fashion an
education lottery bill on which the full
chamber can vote.
Rep. Bill Culpepper, chairman of the
House Rules Committee, will also
chair the 14-member House Select
Committee on the Lottery, which
will meet for the first time Tuesday
afternoon.
Black won't serve on the committee
but handpickecMts members. They will
examine three lottery bills introduced
this year in the House before
generating their recommendations.
Black, D-Mecklenburg, and Culpepper
said a floor vote could be held next
week, although the panel has until
April 11 to file a report.
Even lottery supporters have
acknowledged there are only about
50 votes in the House right now
to pass a bill with no statewide
referendum attached - not the 61
needed. But that could change.
"I think It's close. I think It's closer that
some of the numbers I've seen said
Culpepper, D-Chowan.
The panel is comprised of 10
Democrats and four Republicans.
National
Tribal chairman's son arrested In
probe of school shooting
RED LAKE, Minn. - The investigation
of a shooting spree that left nine
people and the gunman dead on a
Minnesota Indian reservation took a
new turn when a source familiar with
the probe said the tribal chairman's
teenage son was arrested.
Louis Jourdain, a student at Red Lake
High School, was arrested as part
of an investigation Into a potentially
wider plot, a law enforcement source
on Monday told The Associated
Press, on condition of anonymity.
The source said Jourdain had been
arrested Sunday.
Jourdain is the son of Floyd Jourdain
Jr the public face of the Red Lake
Band of Chippewa since March 21,
when 16-year-old Jeff Weise killed
nine people before taking his own
life.
FBI Special Agent in Charge Michael
Tabman had said Weise appeared to
be acting alone and the motive was
unknown. Authorities have said little
about the case since then.
But The Washington Post, citing
two unidentified law enforcement
officials familiar with the investigation,
reported Tuesday that the teenager
was suspected of helping Weise
plan the assault and had expected
to take part.
Some residents who have been
interviewed by federal authorities
said they believe the investigation
is expanding, perhaps to include
Weise's friends.
Judge allows testimony
about other allegations
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Prosecutors
in the Michael Jackson case have
waited more than a decade for what
a judge has now granted them - the
chance to tell jurors about past sexual
abuse allegations that never led to
criminal charges.
In a blow to Jackson's defense, Judge
Rodney S. Melville ruled Monday that
prosecutors can Introduce evidence
that the pop star molested or had
designs on five boys, Including actor
Macaulay Culkin and two youngsters
who reached multimillion-dollar
settlements with the singer.
Prosecutors say the evidence will
show Jackson's behavior with his
current accuser follows a pattern of
abuse that included molesting one
boy in 1990 and another in 1993. Both
received settlements in 1994.
"I think there's probably a feeling that
at least there will be some justice In
regards to the events from '93 and
'94 said Jim Thomas, an NBC News
analyst and former Santa Barbara
County Sheriff who investigated
the cases. "It will show the jury and
other people that there's more to this
than what has been portrayed In this
case so far
Witnesses testifying Tuesday were
expected to Include Stan J. Katz,
the psychologist who Interviewed
Jackson's current accuser.
International
Indonesian rescuers digging
through rubble find 330 bodies
GUNUNG SITOLI, Indonesia
- Indonesians searched through
smoldering rubble for survivors on
Nias Island Tuesday and relatives
wept over the bodies of the dead
after an 8.7-magnltude earthquake
hammered the region, triggering a
tsunami scare and killing at least 330
people. Some officials said the death
toll could rise as high as 2,000.
U.N. and other relief agencies rushed
to ferry aid supplies to the island,
which bore the brunt of the quake
almost three months to the day
after an even bigger temblor nearby
sent waves crashing into coastlines
around the Indian Ocean's rim, killing
at least 174,000 people.
Fears of a second tsunami faded
Tuesday when seas failed to rise
up in the hours after the overnight
quake, but at least 13 aftershocks
between magnitudes 5.0 and 6.1 kept
nervousness high.
In Gunung Sitoll, the biggest town on
the island of some 600,000 people,
an Associated Press reporter saw
many residents huddled around
candles outside their homes, too
fearful to spend the night indoors
after the aftershocks that set some
buildings swaying.
Budi Atmaji Adiputro, a spokesman for
Indonesia's Coordinating Agency for
National Disaster Relief, said rescuers
found 330 bodies in the rubble
Tuesday. The toll was expected to rise
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includes, but is not limited to
racist, homophobic remarks or
criticism on irrelevant things
such as how a professor dresses
or their physical attractiveness.
RateMyProfessors.com will delete
any such feedback it feels is not
appropriate and in some extreme
cases the Web site will notify
authorities with the IP address
of the student and the time they
posted ratings. This is sufficient
information for the authorities to
Identify the student.
Christine Cranford, a com-
munication professor at ECU,
has positive feedback of the Web
site.
"When 1 was in school, we
would always ask friends about
professors and courses. I don't
think there is anything wrong
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Cranford said she believes
that a part of doing well in col-
lege is learning how to select a
professor that possesses a good
learning environment for that
particular student.
Although many students
visit the Web site, Caitlin Smith,
freshman nursing major, said
she thinks the Web site is mostly
utilized by freshmen since they
are unfamiliar with the profes-
sors at ECU.
"I search for all my professors
when I'm signing up for classes
because I want to know a little
about my professor before going
into the class said Smith.
Cranford said she hopes stu-
dents realize that one person's
opinions or experiences with
a professor may not be true for
another student. Students agreed
with Cranford.
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"Everyone has different views
on classes and different profes-
sors said Melissa McCook,
junior elementary education
major.
McCook said she felt the Web
site could be a better help if stu-
dents could search for courses as
well as professors.
"Sometimes the course the
professor taught isn't listed. It
would be much more helpful
to match up the course with a
teacher McCook said.
Swapceinski said he hopes to
add better search functionality
in the near future and suggested
that students who are unsure
about the accuracy of the Web
site check the ratings of their past
professors.
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he said.
Iraqi lawmakers fall to agree
on parliament speaker
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraqi lawmakers
ended a chaotic session Tuesday
without agreeing on who would
serve as their speaker, exposing
deep divides among the National
Assembly's diverse members.
The short session - mostly held
behind closed doors after a nearly
three-hour delay - adjourned until
this weekend.
Hussein al-Sadr, a Shiite cleric and
member of Interim Prime Minister
Ayad Allawi's coalition, said the
parliament speaker likely would be
chosen Sunday, giving Sunni Arab
lawmakers time to come up with a
candidate.
"We saw that things were confused
today, so we gave them a last chance
al-Sadr said. "We expect the Sunni
Arab brothers to nominate their
candidate. Otherwise, we will vote on
a candidate on Sunday
Nearly two months after Iraq's historic
Jan. 30 elections, negotiations to form
a new government have stalled over
Cabinet posts and how to include
the fragile nation's Sunni minority
- dominant under former dictator
Saddam Hussein and believed to
make up the core of the ongoing
insurgency.
The bickering exposed tensions in
the newly formed parliament, with
Allawi storming out of the session,
followed by Interim President Ghazi
al-Yawer, a Sunni Arab who turned
down the speaker's job.
"What are we going to tell the citizens
who sacrificed their lives and cast
ballots on Jan. 30?" al-Sadr said earlier.
Shiite, Kurdish and Sunni
representatives were trying to come
up with a Sunni Arab candidate
that legislators promised would
be announced during Tuesday's
session.
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"We try to get them to under-
stand what the concern was about
Although ECU has seen a
recent increase of interest in
these activities, it has not become
a detrimental problem. The
Office of Student Conflict Resolu-
tion has no violations of Article
O in their database.
"We haven't had a great deal
of it here Antieau said.
"It might be because our stu-
dents value their money more
Antieau feels because a por-
tion of the student body works
two jobs to keep themselves in
school, they do not have extra
money to waste.
According to several ECU
students, gambling indeed occurs
on ECU'S campus.
Students at ECU feel the
media's presentation of gambling
has much to do with the current
rising interest.
"The more you see something
the more likely you are to do it
said Craig Thomas, an undecided
freshman.
"It is being shown in a positive
way instead of a negative way.
Instead of seeing it as damaging to
your life, people view it as a sport
and want to participate in it
Thomas says the current
interest in gambling is healthy
as long as gambling is done in
moderation, without compulsion
and addiction.
Students who suffer from
compulsive gambling habits can
find out more information on how
to quit their addiction from The
Center for Counseling and Student
Development here at ECU.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian.com.
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ECU community divided
over ongoing issue
Existing stem cell lines
CHRIS ADAMS
STAFF WRITER
Location and number of existing stem cell lines reported to the National Institutes of Health:
Controversies surrounding
the research of adult and embry-
onic stem cell harvesting con-
tinue to be a source of debate and
discussion in America.
Moral and scientific issues,
such as the definition of human-
ity and the practicality of stem
cell usage, further the gap
between reaching an agreement
on how to properly utilize stem
cells from the human body.
Although there is no agreement
on the morality of the issue,
incomplete knowledge of stem
cell research is also a cause of
the continual debate and dis-
agreement.
Stem cell research is divided
into two areas. Adult stem cell
research, which is the harvesting
of stem cells from adult human
beings, receives little coverage
in the media. Embryonic stem
cell research, which involves
terminating the life of an embryo
in order to extract stem cells,
is the cause of most of the
debate between science and
morality.
"People don't understand
that there are two types of stem
cell research said Barbara Lyons,
executive director of Wiscon-
sin Right to Life, a non-sectar-
ian organization that takes a
non-theological approach to the
issue of stem cell research.
"With adult stem cell
research, there is no moral
controversy involved in help-
ing people because there is no
destruction of life necessary
Lyons said the organiza-
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adult stem cells because of the
practicality of their extraction
methods and usage.
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taken from any part,of the adult
body, including fat cells and
skin cells. After harvesting, the
adult stem cells are cultured in a
laboratory and then injected
back into the host body,
where the stem cells seek out
areas of the body that need
treatment. Fifty-six different
human illnesses, including
eyesight problems and heart
conditions, have successfully
been treated by the use of adult
stem cells.
Stem cell research among
embryos has, however, led to
controversy. In order to extract
stem cells from an embryo for
research, an embryo must be
destroyed causing speculation
on ethical values.
"It is a basic scientific fact
that when you join a sperm and
an egg, you create a new indi-
vidual Lyons said.
"At conception, attributes
like gender and eye color are
already determined. It is a sepa-
rate life form with its own genetic
makeup
The cells of embryos in early
stages of development have
not been differentiated into
specific cell types. When the
cells are extracted in a labora-
tory, they can be placed into an
environment of different cell
types that will cause the stem
cells to differentiate into the cell
types of their surroundings.
Lyons said embryonic stem
cells have not aided in the treat-
ment of human conditions
because of the danger involved
in their use.
Emily Preslar, Catholic min-
ister at the ECU Newman Center
Campus Ministry, agrees with
Lyons' position.
"I believe that life begins at
conception said Preslar.
"As Catholic Christians, it
Is our obligation to protect the
most vulnerable forms of life.
Therefore, I do not support
embryonic stem cell research
Preslar said if we focused
most of the research on adult
stem cells, moral issues could be
avoided completely.
Others at ECU do not share
these views.
"I support embryonic stem
cell research because embryonic
stem cells hold more promise
than adult stem cells said
Alexander Murashov, assistant
professor in the department of
physiology.
"There are a lot of fetuses dis-
carded for a number of reasons,
why not use them for therapeutic
research?"
Murashov said adult stem
cell research should not be over-
looked. He said not much is
known about either type of
stem cell research and that more
money should be put into both
fields of research.
Issues such as cloning are
also involved with embryonic
stem cell research.
"Currently, using frozen
embryos taken for the purpose
of in vitro fertilization is a way
to gather embryonic stem cells
Lyons said.
"However, there is a lot of
talk about making embryos for
the purpose of only stem cell
research
Even though moral issues
other than the destruction of life
arise with embryonic stem cell
research, some feel there is still a
need to further study embryonic
stem cells.
"The good that can result
in embryonic stem cell research
far outweighs any slippery slope
argument said James Leroy
Smith, recently named provost
and vice chancellor for academic
affairs.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian.com.
College student newspaper draws controversy
First Amendment rights
called into question
CHRIS ADAMS
STAFF WRITER
The campus of Craven Com-
munity College has gained the
attention of the public due to a
situation involving the campus
student newspaper, The Campus
Communicator.
The controversy is stem-
ming from the publishing of a
sex advice column in The Com-
municator that contained an
"offensive" word used to describe
a sex toy. The administration of
the college feels the newspaper
needs to utilize better editorial
control and has since ordered
a council to be appointed over
the newspaper in order to pre-
vent objectionable content from
being published again.
According to Mitzi Portce,
a staff member at The Campus
Communicator, the controversy
goes back to previous controver-
sial events at the college involv-
ing the newspaper.
An altercation took place
between two students leading to
arrests being made on campus.
The public records of the arrest
were obtained by staff of The
Campus Communicator from the
Craven County Sheriff's Office.
In the article reporting the arrest
of the students, the editor of
the paper felt it was appropriate
to publish the name and the
address of one of the students
involved. When this information
was revealed to the administra-
tion, they felt for the sake of the
safety of the student, it was nec-
essary to erase the address from
the paper. Since the newspapers
had already been printed, the
administration placed the papers
under lockdown and would not
make them available to distribute
until the address of the student
was eliminated from the paper
using white-out.
Ponce feels The Communi-
cator's right to free speech has
been violated by the forced
elimination of the address and
the appointing of a council who
has final approval on the content
of the newspaper.
"The paper needs to be free to
experiment and push boundaries
to see what the students want
said Ponce.
"If they the administration
take control of content away
from newspaper, a danger arises
because the paper is not there to
stand up for students
According to Scott Rails, pres-
ident of Craven Community Col-
lege, censorship is not the main
goal of the administration.
"One of our concerns in that
people have expectations of the
student paper said Rails.
"I believe strongly in the fact
that we need to have a student
paper and I don't need to tell
them what goes in the paper
The process of establishing
policies and guidelines for the
paper was not exclusively a result
of the publishing of the articles
in question.
"It the questionable article)
came during a process of devel-
oping guidelines and it has accel-
erated the process Rails said.
Rails does feel the advisor is
not meant to be a form of censor-
ship, but rather the newspaper
should listen to the advisor and
exercise good judgment.
"I think we have a good stu-
dent paper Rails said.
"It has just distracted from
the mission of the college in the
last couple of months
Ponce feels that control is
being taken away from the news-
paper by the establishment of an
advisor to oversee content that
was put into place by regulations
imposed by the administration.
If the editor and the advisor
over the paper cannot reach an
agreement on whether or not
an article will be published, a
five-member advisory board is
called upon who will be the final
authority concerning issues and
complaints.
Ponce does feel that some
policy should be in effect that
regulates the publishing of arti-
cles, but these policies should not
limit control from the newspaper
staff themselves.
"If the paper operated in a
vacuum, this would be repeated
endlessly Ponce said.
"But I don't think the policy
should exercise the First Amend-
ment rights only in accordance
to the college's wishes
Ponce feels the controversy
has also been blown out of pro-
portion due to the population of
the New Bern area.
"Complaint is that com-
munity standard has been
breeched Ponce said.
"We are talking about a col-
lege with average student age of
30 we just pushed the ultra
conservative button
Ultimately, Ponce feels the
paper should be there to write for
the students of the college, not
the community of New Bern.
Amanda Lingerfelt, editor in
chief of TEC, said it's a shame
when anyone, especially the
administration, attempts to
censor a student newspaper.
She said if the administration
begins to have a say in what the
newspaper prints, they could
withhold information that may
be important to students like an
administrative scandal, informa-
tion on tuition or anything unfa-
vorable concerning the college
they might not want printed.
"If they the administration
start being able to censor them
now there's no telling where it
will stop or how far they will
go to censor the paper said
Lingerfelt.
Lingerfelt said she may not
have allowed the specific article
to be printed, but feels it is solely
up to the newspaper's student staff
what goes in any student newspa-
per publication.
"It is the editor's responsibil-
ity and no one should take that
from the editor Lingerfelt said.
Lingerfelt said a more appropri-
ate response to the situation would
have been for the administration to
write a letter to the editor, which
would run in the paper and could
encourage others to express their
discontent with the paper.
TEC had a similar situation
with an opinion article about
the Confederate flag earlier this
school year that caused an uproar
among flag supporters through-
out the nation. An online peti-
tion, spearheaded by an ECU
graduate who now serves as an
attorney in Charlotte, gathered
a number of online signatures
which he presented to ECU's
Board of Trustees and requested
disciplinary action be taken on
both Lingerfelt and the writer
of the article. The ECU admin-
istration declined to pursue the
matter and the situation was
soon after dropped.
"Our administration under-
stands our role as a voice of the
ECU community and chose not
to intervene, even though they
may have disagreed with the
content of the article Linger-
felt said.
"I hope the administration at
Craven Community College will
do the same
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NICK HENNE News Editor KRISTIN DAY Assistant News Editor
WEDNESDAY March 30 2005
Announcements
AA Meetings
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings
will be held every Wednesday at
noon in 242 Mendenhall Student
Center and Thursday at 11:30 a.m.
in 14 MSC. For more information,
call 760-500-8918.
2005 GPDSpeclal
Olympics Golf
Tournament
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 Altlma
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.
Cops on Doughnut
Shops
ECU police will be on the roof
of the Krispy Kreme store 6 a.m.
- 6 p.m. April 2. They will lower
buckets to collect donations
from passersby and will also be
Inside serving customers and
talking to people about Special
Olympics and the Torch Run. The
ECU cheerleaders and PeeDee
the Pirate will be there and the
dipping station for kids will be
operating.
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.
educs-adminfoundersday
youthartsfest.cfm.
Home Run
Habitat for Humanity of Pitt County
will be sponsoring the sixth annual
Home Run April 2 at the City
Hotel & 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.
HOSA Meeting
HOSA will hold a monthly meeting
Tuesday, April 5 from 4.30 - 5
p.m. in 241 Mendenhall Student
Center. Numbers will be discussing
Relay for Life fundraislng. For
more Information, please contact
joellcribiSgmail.com.
Greeks for Breast
Cancer Awareness
Sigma Omicron Epsilon is hosting
a breast cancer awareness
event April 6 noon - midnight
at Courtyard Tavern. Proceeds
from tl ivent will go to the
Susan G Koman Foundation.
Each Greek Organization gets 30
coupons to represent their group.
Any organization that needs
more than 30 coupons should
contact Sigma Omicron Epsilon
President Ericka S Williams at
ew0309@mail.ecu.edu.
Choosing Child Care
Adult and Commuter Student
Services and Childhood
Development and Family Relations
with Sharon Ballard will be available
to discuss and answer questions
regarding finding the right child
care place for you and your
children April 5 at 6 p.m. In 2006
Bate. Childcare and refreshments
will be provided at the event.
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
April 7 at 7 p.m. at the Scl-tech
Auditorium at ECU and opens
for Michelle Cliff as part of the
Southeastern Women's Studies
Association Conference.
Want your event printed in TEC?
Please send your announcements
with date, time, location and
contact information to assistan
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News Briefs
Local
NC man In court over alleged
threat to Michael Schiavo
ASHEVILLE, NC - A NC man
acknowledges he made a mistake
but never intended to harm anyone
when he sent an e-mail offering
a $250,000 bounty on Michael
Schlavo's head, a defense attorney
said Monday.
Richard Alan Meywes, 37, appeared
in federal court and waived his right
to a preliminary hearing on charges
of murder for hire and transmission
of an interstate threat. If convicted,
he could face up to 15 years in prison
and $500,000 In fines.
"He wants to make it clear to the court
and the world this was a terrible lack
of judgment on his part and he wants
to cooperate in every way he can
defense attorney Sean Devereaux
told U.S. Magistrate Judge Dennis
Howell. Meywes did not enter a plea
Monday.
Meywes allegedly wrote an e-mail
that claimed to pass along word
that a multimillionaire was willing
to finance a $250,000 bounty for
the death of Michael Schiavo and
$50,000 for that of a judge. He sent
the e-mail to two news organizations
in the Tampa, Fla area and to a
nationally syndicated radio talk show,
the FBI said in an affidavit supporting
the arrest Friday.
Michael Schiavo has been at the
center of an often-heated debate
over his wife, Terri, who suffered brain
damage 15 years ago. Schiavo insists
his wife told him she would never
want to be kept alive artificially and
he has fought her parents for years
to carry out what he says would be
her wish. March 18, a Florida judge
ordered her feeding tube removed,
and since then activists opposing the
move have vilified Michael Schiavo
on talk shows, the Internet and in
protests at his home.
House working on
education lottery bill
RALEIGH, NC - House Speaker
Jim Black chose his top lieutenant
Monday to lead a special committee
whose mission is to fashion an
education lottery bill on which the full
chamber can vote.
Rep. Bill Culpepper, chairman of the
House Rules Committee, will also
chair the 14-member House Select
Committee on the Lottery, which
will meet for the first time Tuesday
afternoon.
Black won't serve on the committee
but handpickedte members. They will
examine three lottery bills introduced
this year in the House before
generating their recommendations.
Black, D-Mecklenburg, and Culpepper
said a floor vote could be held next
week, although the panel has until
April 11 to file a report.
Even lottery supporters have
acknowledged there are only about
50 votes in the House right now
to pass a bill with no statewide
referendum attached - not the 61
needed. But that could change.
"I think It's close. I think It's closer that
some of the numbers I've seen said
Culpepper, D-Chowan.
The panel is comprised of 10
Democrats and four Republicans.
National
Tribal chairman's son arrested In
probe of school shooting
RED LAKE, Minn. - The investigation
of a shooting spree that left nine
people and the gunman dead on a
Minnesota Indian reservation took a
new turn when a source familiar with
the probe said the tribal chairman's
teenage son was arrested.
Louis Jourdaln, a student at Red Lake
High School, was arrested as part
of an investigation into a potentially
wider plot, a law enforcement source
on Monday told The Associated
Press, on condition of anonymity.
The source said Jourdaln had been
arrested Sunday.
Jourdain is the son of Floyd Jourdain
Jr the public face of the Red Lake
Band of Chippewa since March 21,
when 16-year-old Jeff Weise killed
nine people before taking his own
life.
FBI Special Agent in Charge Michael
Tabman had said Weise appeared to
be acting alone and the motive was
unknown. Authorities have said little
about the case since then.
But The Washington Post, citing
two unidentified law enforcement
officials familiar with the investigation,
reported Tuesday that the teenager
was suspected of helping Weise
plan the assault and had expected
to take part.
Some residents who have been
Interviewed by federal authorities
said they believe the Investigation
is expanding, perhaps to Include
Weise's friends.
Judge allows testimony
about other allegations
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Prosecutors
in the Michael Jackson case have
waited more than a decade for what
a judge has now granted them - the
chance to tell jurors about past sexual
abuse allegations that never led to
criminal charges.
In a blow to Jackson's defense, Judge
Rodney S. Melville ruled Monday that
prosecutors can Introduce evidence
that the pop star molested or had
designs on five boys, Including actor
Macaulay Culkin and two youngsters
who reached multimillion-dollar
settlements with the singer.
Prosecutors say the evidence will
show Jackson's behavior with his
current accuser follows a pattern of
abuse that included molesting one
boy in 1990 and another in 1993. Both
received settlements in 1994.
"I think there's probably a feeling that
at least there will be some justice In
regards to the events from '93 and
'94 said Jim Thomas, an NBC News
analyst and former Santa Barbara
County Sheriff who investigated
the cases. 'It will show the jury and
other people that there's more to this
than what has been portrayed in this
case so far
Witnesses testifying Tuesday were
expected to Include Stan J. Katz,
the psychologist who interviewed
Jackson's current accuser.
International
Indonesian rescuers digging
through rubble find 330 bodies
GUNUNG SITOLI, Indonesia
- Indonesians searched through
smoldering rubble for survivors on
Nias Island Tuesday and relatives
wept over the bodies of the dead
after an 8.7-magnitude earthquake
hammered the region, triggering a
tsunami scare and killing at least 330
people. Some officials said the death
toll could rise as high as 2,000.
U.N. and other relief agencies rushed
to ferry aid supplies to the island,
which bore the brunt of the quake
almost three months to the day
after an even bigger temblor nearby
sent waves crashing into coastlines
around the Indian Ocean's rim, killing
at least 174,000 people.
Fears of a second tsunami faded
Tuesday when seas failed to rise
up in the hours after the overnight
quake, but at least 13 aftershocks
between magnitudes 5.0 and 6.1 kept
nervousness high.
In Gunung Sitoll, the biggest town on
the island of some 600,000 people,
an Associated Press reporter saw
many residents huddled around
candles outside their homes, too
fearful to spend the night indoors
after the aftershocks that set some
buildings swaying.
Budl Atmaji Adiputro, a spokesman for
Indonesia's Coordinating Agency for
National Disaster Relief, said rescuers
found 330 bodies in the rubble
Tuesday. The toll was expected to rise
Crime Scene
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A person took an Audiovox
cell phone from a vehicle parked
in a Brody parking lot
9:45 pjn.
Communicating threats "
An unknown subject sent
threatening e-mails to a resident
in Clement Hall.
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March 28
3:30 pjn.
'Possession of drugs,
paraphernalia and weapon
A subject In Scott Hall was
found possessing less than half
an ounce of marijuana, drug
paraphernalia and a knife.
4:30 pjn.
PossessToh orparapfierhalTa
A person in Tyler Hall was
found in possession of drug
paraphernalia
6:40 pjn.
Tarceny
An unknown person removed
a wallet from a locker in the
Student Recreation Center.
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accents and any noises In the
background. Do not delete any
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inappropriate feedback which
includes, but is not limited to
racist, homophobic remarks or
criticism on irrelevant things
such as how a professor dresses
or their physical attractiveness.
RateMyProfessors.com will delete
any such feedback it feels is not
appropriate and in some extreme
cases the Web site will notify
authorities with the IP address
of the student and the time they
posted ratings. This is sufficient
Information for the authorities to
identify the student.
Christine Cranford, a com-
munication professor at ECU,
has positive feedback of the Web
site.
"When I was in school, we
would always ask friends about
professors and courses. I don't
think there is anything wrong
with it said Cranford.
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Cranford said she believes
that a part of doing well in col-
lege is learning how to select a
professor that possesses a good
learning environment for that
particular student.
Although many students
visit the Web site, Caitlin Smith,
freshman nursing major, said
she thinks the Web site is mostly
utilized by freshmen since they
are unfamiliar with the profes-
sors at ECU.
"I search for all my professors
when I'm signing up for classes
because I want to know a little
about my professor before going
into the class said Smith.
Cranford said she hopes stu-
dents realize that one person's
opinions or experiences with
a professor may not be true for
another student. Students agreed
with Cranford.
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originating with a third-party user of
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junior elementary education
major.
McCook said she felt the Web
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dents could search for courses as
well as professors.
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The short session - mostly held
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"We try to get them to under-
stand what the concern was about
Although ECU has seen a
recent increase of interest in
these activities, it has not become
a detrimental problem. The
Office of Student Conflict Resolu-
tion has no violations of Article
O in their database.
"We haven't had a great deal
of it here Antieau said.
"It might be because our stu-
dents value their money more
Antieau feels because a por-
tion of the student body works
two jobs to keep themselves in
school, they do not have extra
money to waste.
According to several ECU
students, gambling indeed occurs
on ECU's campus.
Students at ECU feel the
media's presentation of gambling
has much to do with the current
rising interest.
"The more you see something
the more likely you are to do it
said Craig Thomas, an undecided
freshman.
"It is being shown in a positive
way instead of a negative way.
Instead of seeing it as damaging to
your life, people view it as a sport
and want to participate In it
Thomas says the current
interest in gambling is healthy
as long as gambling is done in
moderation, without compulsion
and addiction.
Students who suffer from
compulsive gambling habits can
find out more information on how
to quit their addiction from The
Center for Counseling and Student
Development here at ECU.
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Debates sustain over stem cell research
ECU community divided
over ongoing issue
Existing stem cell lines
CHRIS ADAMS
STAFF WRITER
Location and number of existing stem cell lines reported to the National Institutes of Health:
Controversies surrounding
the research of adult and embry-
onic stem cell harvesting con-
tinue to be a source of debate and
discussion in America.
Moral and scientific issues,
such as the definition of human-
ity and the practicality of stem
cell usage, further the gap
between reaching an agreement
on how to properly utilize stem
cells from the human body.
Although there is no agreement
on the morality of the issue,
incomplete knowledge of stem i
cell research is also a cause of
the continual debate and dis-
agreement.
Stem cell research is divided
into two areas. Adult stem cell
research, which is the harvesting
of stem cells from adult human
beings, receives little coverage
in the media. Embryonic stem
cell research, which involves
terminating the life of an embryo
in order to extract stem cells,
is the cause of most of the
debate between science and
morality.
"People don't understand
that there are two types of stem
cell research said Barbara Lyons,
executive director of Wiscon-
sin Right to Life, a non-sectar-
ian organization that takes a
non-theological approach to the
issue of stem cell research.
"With adult stem cell
research, there is no moral
controversy involved in help-
ing people because there is no
destruction of life necessary
Lyons said the organiza-
tion supports the research of
adult stem cells because of the
practicality of their extraction
methods and usage.
Adult stem cell research
causes little controversy because
of the procedures used to extract
the stem cells. These cells can be
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body, including fat cells and
skin cells. After harvesting, the
adult stem cells are cultured in a
laboratory and then injected
back into the host body,
where the stem cells seek out
areas of the body that need
treatment. Fifty-six different
human illnesses, including
eyesight problems and heart
conditions, have successfully
been treated by the use of adult
stem cells.
Stem cell research among
embryos has, however, led to
controversy. In order to extract
stem cells from an embryo for
research, an embryo must be
destroyed causing speculation
on ethical values.
"It is a basic scientific fact
that when you join a sperm and
an egg, you create a new indi-
vidual Lyons said.
"At conception, attributes
like gender and eye color are
already determined. It is a sepa-
rate life form with its own genetic
makeup
The cells of embryos in early
stages of development have
not been differentiated into
specific cell types. When the
cells are extracted in a labora-
tory, they can be placed into an
environment of different cell
types that will cause the stem
cells to differentiate into the cell
types of their surroundings.
Lyons said embryonic stem
cells have not aided in the treat-
ment of human conditions
because of the danger involved
in their use.
Emily Preslar, Catholic min-
ister at the ECU Newman Center
Campus Ministry, agrees with
Lyons' position.
"I believe that life begins at
conception said Preslar.
"As Catholic Christians, it
is our obligation to protect the
most vulnerable forms of life.
Therefore, I do not support
embryonic stem cell research
Preslar said if we focused
most of the research on adult
stem cells, moral issues could be
avoided completely.
Others at ECU do not share
these views.
"I support embryonic stem
cell research because embryonic
stem cells hold more promise
than adult stem cells said
Alexander Murashov, assistant
professor in the department of
physiology.
"There are a lot of fetuses dis-
carded for a number of reasons,
why not use them for therapeutic
College student newspaper draws controversy
First Amendment rights
called into question
CHRIS ADAMS
STAFF WRITER
, The campus of Craven Com-
munity College has gained the
attention of the public due to a
situation involving the campus
student newspaper, The Campus
Communicator.
The controversy is stem-
ming from the publishing of a
sex advice column in The Com-
municator that contained an
"offensive" word used to describe
a sex toy. The administration of
the college feels the newspaper
needs to utilize better editorial
control and has since ordered
a council to be appointed over
the newspaper in order to pre-
vent objectionable content from
being published again.
According to Mitzi Porfce,
a staff member at The Campus
Communicator, the controversy
goes back to previous controver-
sial events at the college involv-
ing the newspaper.
An altercation took place
between two students leading to
arrests being made on campus.
The public records of the arrest
were obtained by staff of The
Campus Communicator from the
Craven County Sheriff's Office.
In the article reporting the arrest
of the students, the editor of
the paper felt it was appropriate
to publish the name and the
address of one of the students
involved. When this information
was revealed to the administra-
tion, they felt for the sake of the
safety of the student, it was nec-
essary to erase the address from
the paper. Since the newspapers
had already been printed, the
administration placed the papers
under lockdown and would not
make them available to distribute
until the address of the student
was eliminated from the paper
using white-out.
Ponce feels The Communi-
cator's right to free speech has
been violated by the forced
elimination of the address and
the appointing of a council who
has final approval on the content
of the newspaper.
"The paper needs to be free to
experiment and push boundaries
to see what the students want
said Ponce.
"If they the administration
take control of content away
from newspaper, a danger arises
because the paper is not there to
stand up for students
According to Scott Rails, pres-
ident of Craven Community Col-
lege, censorship is not the main
goal of the administration.
"One of our concerns in that
people have expectations of the
student paper said Rails.
"I believe strongly in the fact
that we need to have a student
paper and I don't need to tell
them what goes in the paper
The process of establishing
policies and guidelines for the
paper was not exclusively a result
of the publishing of the articles
in question.
"It the questionable article
came during a process of devel-
oping guidelines and it has accel-
erated the process Rails said.
Rails does feel the advisor is
not meant to be a form of censor-
ship, but rather the newspaper
should listen to the advisor and
exercise good judgment.
"I think we have a good stu-
dent paper Rails said.
"It has just distracted from
the mission of the college in the
last couple of months
Ponce feels that control is
being taken away from the news-
paper by the establishment of an
advisor to oversee content that
was put into place by regulations
imposed by the administration.
If the editor and the advisor
over the paper cannot reach an
agreement on whether or not
an article will be published, a
five-member advisory board is
called upon who will be the final
authority concerning issues and
complaints.
Ponce does feel that some
policy should be in effect that
regulates the publishing of arti-
cles, but these policies should not
limit control from the newspaper
staff themselves.
"If the paper operated in a
vacuum, this would be repeated
endlessly Ponce said.
"But I don't think the policy
should exercise the First Amend-
ment rights only in accordance
to the college's wishes
Ponce feels the controversy
has also been blown out of pro-
portion due to the population of
the New Bern area.
"Complaint is that com-
munity standard has been
breeched Ponce said.
"We are talking about a col-
lege with average student age of
30 we just pushed the ultra
conservative button
Ultimately, Ponce feels the
paper should be there to write for
the students of the college, not
the community of New Bern.
Amanda Lingerfelt, editor in
chief of TEC, said it's a shame
when anyone, especially the
administration, attempts to
censor, a student newspaper.
She said if the administration
begins to have a say in what the
newspaper prints, they could
withhold information that may
be important to students like an
administrative scandal, informa-
tion on tuition or anything unfa-
vorable concerning the college
they might not want printed.
"If they the administration
start being able to censor them
now there's no telling where it
will stop or how far they will
go to censor the paper said
Lingerfelt.
Lingerfelt said she may not
have allowed the specific article
to be printed, but feels it is solely
up to the newspaper's student staff
what goes in any student newspa-
per publication.
"It is the editor's responsibil-
ity and no one should take that
from the editor Lingerfelt said.
Lingerfelt said a more appropri-
ate response to the situation would
have been for the administration to
write a letter to the editor, which
would run in the paper and could
encourage others to express their
discontent with the paper.
TEC had a similar situation
with an opinion article about
the Confederate flag earlier this
school year that caused an uproar
among flag supporters through-
out the nation. An online peti-
tion, spearheaded by an ECU
graduate who now serves as an
attorney in Charlotte, gathered
a number of online signatures
which he presented to ECU'S
Board of Trustees and requested
disciplinary action be taken on
both Lingerfelt and the writer
of the article. The ECU admin-
istration declined to pursue the
matter and the situation was
soon after dropped.
"Our administration under-
stands our role as a voice of the
ECU community and chose not
to intervene, even though they
may have disagreed with the
content of the article Linger-
felt said.
"I hope the administration at
Craven Community College will
do the same
Nick Henne contributed to this article.
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Murashov said adult stem
cell research should not be over-
looked. He said not much is
known about either type of
stem cell research and that more
money should be put into both
fields of research.
Issues such as cloning are
also involved with embryonic
stem cell research.
"Currently, using frozen
embryos taken for the purpose
of in vitro fertilization is a way
to gather embryonic stem cells
Lyons said.
"However, there is a lot of
talk about making embryos for
the purpose of only stem cell
research
Even though moral issues
other than the destruction of life
arise with embryonic stem cell
research, some feel there is still a
need to further study embryonic
stem cells.
"The good that can result
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argument said James Leroy
Smith, recently named provost
and vice chancellor for academic-
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AMANDA Q. UNGERFELT Editor In Chief
WEDNESDAY March 30, 2005
Our View
College newspaper censorship
slirkes again in area
The Campus Communicator, the student news-
paper of Craven Community College, is facing
backlash from their administration over a recent
sex advice column. Editor Corey Friedman has
since dropped the column, citing numerous
reader complaints.
However, the administration isn't satisfied
enough with the paper's action. CCC Presi-
dent Scott Rails is proposing a policy calling
for advisers to review the content of the paper
before publication. If the advisers and the stu-
dents disagree on what's appropriate for the
paper, the argument would be passed on to a
committee made of students and staff for the
ultimate decision. No doubt, the administration
thinks this policy is smart.
"The last thing we want to do is be in a censor-
ship role said Rails in an interview with the
News & Observer.
But censorship is exactly what the administra-
tion is proposing. By having college represen-
tatives and a committee made up of people
without a journalism background make the
decisions, the administration is taking respon-
sibility out of the hands of the student staff - the
ones who should be ultimately responsible.
Making editorial decisions is a practice every
journalist can benefit from, especially young,
budding editors. We know how hard it can be
when we make a poor editorial decision or a
mistake and readers send in complaints. But
each of those experiences is a learning experi-
ence we will take with us throughout our jour-
nalism careers. The staff of the Communicator
should be allowed the same experience.
To us, it seems the Communicator has already
made a move to correct their current problem
by removing the column from the paper. This
proves the editors are capable of making smart
decisions and should be allowed the opportu-
nity to continue to do so.
TEC encourages you to stand up for the rights
of student journalists everywhere and let the
administration of Craven Community know
what their attempting to do is wrong and simply
unfair.
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Opinion Columnist
Silence is golden, so are good manners
Cell phone etiquette
is nearly nonexistent
RACHEL LANDEN
WIRELESS SUBSCRIBER
A recent Pirate Ranter asked "What
is this national obsession with cell
phones?" 1 have to wonder the same
thing.
This may seem like the pot calling
the kettle black as I have a cell phone
myself and carry it nearly everywhere I
go. However, there's a major difference
between me and my cell phone use and
that of the other wireless subscribers
that provoke my ire. It's called cell
phone etiquette, and it seems to be
greatly lacking.
I think it is well known that you
should turn off your cell phone or
at least silence it when you are in a
theater, classroom, church or library.
In fact, many public places now post
signs requesting people to quiet their
phones before they enter. 1 don't find
these demands to be unreasonable but
instead, I appreciate them. I would be
mortified if my cell phone rang during
a movie or a concert, and I'm equally
annoyed when someone else's disrupts
a performance.
Accidents do happen, and I sup-
pose I should overlook these particular
instances of poor mobile manners.
After all, this isn't where my real
disdain lies. The intentional use of a
cell phone in an unsuitable location,
at an inappropriate time or in a rude
manner is what really bothers me.
For example, I have dined at restau-
rants with friends on several occasions
when they have made phone calls
during the meal, leaving me to twiddle
my thumbs and occupy myself with
the Sweet 'N Low packets. And believe
me, after overhearing one end of the
conversation, I can guarantee that it
wasn't urgent and could have waited
until after leaving the restaurant. I
guess I should have said something
to them at the time - criticizing them
for their discourteous behavior - but
in true passive-aggressive form, I only
mention it in this tirade of mine.
Similarly, there have been plenty
of times when I have wanted to tell
strangers on their cell phones to shut
up and hang up or at least to tone it
down a bit. Fortunately for my health
and well-being, that is not my style,
and I have been the one to keep my
mouth shut.
I just can't understand why these
cell phone users conduct their conver-
sations in public and often at such high
volume as well. I may have had to sit
next to you on the bus but I don't think
that proximity makes us close enough
for me to hear about that mole you're
getting removed or the guy you hooked
up with last weekend. If you're telling it
to someone on the other end of the line
and you're right next to me, even if I'm
not listening, I still hear you (and yes, I
heard both of those conversations).
So in the future, please keep it qui-
eter, or better yet, delay your conversa-
tion for five minutes until you're off the
bus, out of the restaurant or away from
a crowd. I would appreciate it and I'm
guessing others would too.
According to a survey conducted by
the University of Michigan, 60 percent
of respondents said the public use of a
cell phone has "disturbed or irritated
them More than 40 percent of those
questioned think there should be a law
banning cell phone use in places like
restaurants, theaters and museums.
Washington, D.C New York and
New Jersey have already outlawed the
use of hand-held cell phones while
driving, so maybe laws limiting con-
versations in public places are not that
far off. I'm not sure that these are nec-
essary - it shouldn't require legislation
to prevent people from being rude. All
it takes is good manners and common
sense.
Then again, maybe we should start
lobbying now.
Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor,
This is in response to Tony McKee's
article "Starvation is 'dying with dig-
nity in March 23's edition of TEC. Mr.
McKee, why don't you do some basic
research before you regurgitate your
right-wing propaganda?
In the Terri Schiavo case, two phy-
sicians, Dr. James Barnhill, who was
Schiavo's attending physician, and Dr.
Vincent Gambone, both testified that
Schiavo had been unresponsive "since
lapsing into a coma almost 10 years ago,
that her movements are reflexive and
predicated on brain stem activity alone,
and that she suffers from severe struc-
tural brain damage and to a large extent
her brain has been replaced by spinal
fluid This brings up the well-publi-
cized video tape of Terri responding to
a balloon moved about by her father.
Although it appears that Schiavo is fol-
lowing the balloon in the five-second
clip shown in most news casts, most of
the tape is unseen because it shows that
Mr. Schindler (Schiavo's father) tried
several more times to get Schiavo to
follow the balloon, and she did not. If
you examine this tape, which was done
in the 2002 appeal, what the tape shows
is an autonomic brain stem response,
not any type of cognitive function.
In the original guardianship trial
five people, including Schiavo's mom
Mary Schindler, all testified that Schi-
avo had expressed the desire not to be
kept alive in a vegetative state. Without
any brain activity (or for that matter, a
brain Itself), death by starvation cannot
be painful since there is nothing to
perceive the pain, so that can't be the
reason. It must be the Republican's
desire to control every aspect of our
lives, including how we die.
Tom Albright
ECU Student
Dear Editor,
Once again Tony McKee has decided
to write a long essay on a topic he knows
little about March 23's "Starvation is
'dying with dignity? While we
should all be used to his ignorant ram-
blings at this point in time, his Wednes-
day editorial on the Terri Schindler-
Schiavo case has finally pushed me
to write in an attempt to educate the
self-proclaimed "proud member of the
vast right wing conspiracy While his
description of what a body endures
when it is denied nutrition and hydra-
tion was no doubt moving and probably
evoked sympathy, the chances of Schi-
avo feeling those effects are about equal
to the chances of Mr. McKee writing an
editorial with the correct information,
which is to say, they are non-existent.
Every Florida court-appointed official
has found Schiavo to be in a persistent
vegetative state with no function in
her cerebrum. If you do your scientific
research, the cerebrum is the section of
the brain that controls who we are - our
thoughts, feelings, personality, ideas
and yes, even our ability to feel pain.
While Schiavo has a fully functioning
cerebellum, which allows for basic
bodily function such as a pulse and
respiration, experts have found her to
have no cognitive abilities. The open
eyes, the movement, the noises she
makes are all involuntarily controlled
by the cerebellum and do not belie any
attempts on the poor woman's part
to communicate with those around
her. Schiavo and her family are in my
prayers and I hope they finally have
the compassion to let their daughter go.
I'll also be praying for you Mr. McKee,
and for the end of your uninformed,
uneducated columns.
Caitlin Mattos
ECU junior, biology major
Dear Editor,
When a student is asked about the
current state of ECU athletics, the first
thing that pops into their head is the
state of mediocrity we have settled in
with basketball, or the embarrassing
state that we now find ourselves in with
football. Granted, the "big money"
sports will always receive their due,
which rightfully they should. But when
the non-revenue sports are pulling in
championships left and right, one would
think they deserve at least some men-
tion or something more than a para-
graph buried within the sports section.
Kudos to Diane Parker, who recently
concluded a great career at the NCAA
Championships, and the other IS
ECU swimmers who made the Con-
ference USA All-Conference team.
Congratulations to track team's Eric
Frasure and Mayso Porch for finishing
first and third in the C-USA indoor
championships in the weight throw,
with Frasure also finishing first in the
East Regionals representing ECU, and
being ranked eighth nationally as a
sophomore. Chelsea Salisbury recently
qualified for NCAA Regionals at UNC-
Wilmington this past weekend in the
javelin while throwing outdoors in
poor conditions. Teri Davenport and
Tara DeBrielle may have not matched
the world record numbers of Merritt,
but they have definitely shined for
ECU nonetheless. Congratulations as
well to Terron Amos and J.W.Gallagher
for making the C-USA All Conference
team for men's soccer, and our women's
team for being awarded the 2004 Col-
lege Women's Team Academic Award,
as well as Meghan McCallion for her
individual award being named to
the All-South team. Oh, and did you
know that Clyde Simms, a recent Pirate
graduate now playing pro soccer was
recently named to the U.S. National
team? Probably not. And did anyone
notice the cross-country team did well
at the C-USA championships, and one
of our runners, senior Kyle MacKenzie,
was named to the C-USA Men's Cross
Country All-Decade team? Interest-
ingly enough, on the ECU athletics
Web site, they did not manage to spell
decade correctly when last I checked,
so again, probably not. And finally a
hearty congrats goes to Mike Hanley,
the head athletic trainer for ECU (one
of those hard-working and often under-
appreciated individuals who keep our
stars on the field), for garnering Ath-
letic Trainer of the Year honors.
The big sports deserve their fair share
of acclaim, and should be respected for
all they do for our university. But when
others are excelling in their sports, they
should not be ignored. Football players
failing out of school can get a front page
huge article in the sports section, but
none of the above qualified for more
than a blurb in our student newspaper,
if appearing at all. With enough nega-
tivity in our lives, I say it Is time to focus,
the spotlight on the forgotten stars of
ECU sports. Chances are, I have left
someone out, and if so I apologize. All
I can say on my behalf is, I just wasn't
made aware - but hopefully now I am
not the only one that is sorry.
Jose' Torres
ECU second major, biology and
business management
Pirate Rant
To the person complaining
about "college hillers" going to
West End: Anyone is welcome
there. It doesn't say "only people
from central and west campus can
eat here It's for us all. Frankly,
I don't give a damn where any-
body eats, but don't act like it's
yours because it's ours too.
Michael Jackson didn't do it.
His previous accusers all settled
out of court. I'm sorry, but there
is no amount of money that
could get me to settle if some man
had sexually abused my child.
They're just a bunch of money-
hungry idiots who don't care that
they've ruined someone's career,
much less his life.
Easter candy gave me a cavity.
Can I sue Jesus for the damages?
Is it just me, or is Fabolous
in everyone's remix? Is there
some kind of policy that says if
you want to remix your song,
you have to use some no-talent
rapper?
Those new North Carolina
driver's license photos are huge.
Now when I go to buy beer the
clerk can identify me not only by
my hair and eye color but also by
the zits on my face.
The Pitt County traffic court
is the most inefficient system I've
ever seen. It took four hours from
my scheduled court time for the
judge to tell me that I had to come
back and do the same thing two
months from now.
I'm glad you have a tan and
you feel the need to point out
how pale I am. I'll also be glad
in 20 years when I have wrinkle-
free, smooth skin while your
skin will look like the pieces of
rawhide my dog chews on.
If you walk or ride your bike
to campus on a hot day, please
invest in a good stick of deodor-
ant and apply heavily espe-
cially if you are going to lean
over me, asking me five million
questions.
"Arrested Development" is
the best show on television right
now. It's comedy at its truest
and best.
Is it just me or does Britney
Spears reek of white trash now?
Brit, what happened?
To my friends who complain
that their rants don't get pub-
lished: Maybe you should write
something a little more creative
instead of complaining about
what people wear on campus
or how people smoke in public.
Come on, my rants are always
published. I even bet this one will
make it in the paper.
Don't you just love catching
someone in a good lie?
How is Michael Jackson like a
grocery bag? They are both made
of plastic and should be kept
away from small children.
More four-letter words that
hurt: "BIOL "CHEM "ECON"
and "Fail
Anybody got any good April
Fool's Day jokes I can play on my
annoying, sexually promiscu-
ous roommate? I thought about
replacing her birth control with
Tylenol so she can learn that
her actions really do have con-
sequences.
I've said it once and I'll say it
again. Stop leaving your hair in
the shower of the dorms, I don't
want to take a shower with your
nasty hair clinging to my shower
shoes.
Why doesn't ECU offer more
Internet classes over the summer?
Some of us want to go home,
but need those classes. Give us
a break.
Don't you find it weird that
there was a major earthquake on
the day after Christmas (Christ's
birth) and another one on the
day after Easter (Christ's resur-
rection)?
Has anyone else seen "Dog
the Bounty Hunter?" It is the best
reality show on television.
Editor's Note: The Pirate Rant is
an anonymous way for students and
staff in the ECU community to voice
their opinions. Submissions can be
submitted anonymously online at
www.theeastcarolinian.com, or e-
mailed to editor(0theeastcarolinian.
com. The editor reserves the right
to edit opinions for content and
brevity.





Be bold and bright
for spring season
Spring fashion is all about color
SPRING
Hen's fashion
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Local retailers offer season's hottest
AMANDA WINAR
STAFF WRITER
KRISTIN DAY
ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR
Spring has sprung and it is time to whip out the
Visa and get some new clothes for the changing season.
Before you head to the mall or downtown shops, there
are some things to keep in mind as you plan your
latest wardrobe.
This spring is all about color and lots of layers.
According to the March issue of InStyle magazine, light
jackets, polos, tank tops, trendy T-shirts and blouses
are as popular as ever, offering consumers a great way
to get creative.
Combine a bright, fitted tee under an open blazer
or light cotton jacket for a hip and colorful look. Lay-
ering tees over a polo or long-sleeve T-shirt with con-
trasting colors adds to an outfit, as long as you keep it
simple and don't go overboard with too many colors.
"If you try to combine more than three or four very
bright colors in your outfit, you look like someone who
just dove into the rainbow said junior communica-
tion major Amanda Burger.
"Many times people overdo color and leave people
dizzy trying to figure out where color starts and mad-
ness begins on their clothes
You can, however, spruce up your outfit with a hip,
bold-colored scarf or strip of material tied around your
waist. You can go to any fabric store and buy strips of
trendy, plain and patterned material for a cheap update
or flash of color.
"By adding a piece of material with some similar
colors, your outfit goes from bland to
bright, from out-of-the-closet normal to
out-of-the-magazine stylish said Bran-
don Whited, New York & Company and
Express employee.
Stylishly loose belts also seem to
be a popular item this season, pairing
well with traditional jeans and trendy
new skirts. Frilly linen, colorful Boho
and sporty cotton skirts are becoming
increasingly prominent as the sun begins
to warm up campus. Bland and neutral
colors are fading as bright blues, purples,
pinks and greens take their places on mid-
thigh and mid-calf length skirts.
For the cooler days, cropped styles are
also continuing to be a big hit. Capris,
something that never seem to go out of
style, are becoming baggier.
Popular stores like Old Navy, Target,
Express and Abercrombie & Fitch have
released lines of cargo capris in bright
colors for day, neutral and black for
nights out.
Three-quarter length shirts accentu-
ated with gems, frayed material, pompom
detailing and beads also provide a new,
yet comfortable way to dress up. Most
shirt styles this season come in varied
colors, yet the seasonal colors over-
whelmingly appear to be blues and shades
of turquoise. Furthermore, turquoise
stones and jewelry are widely available in
stores to complement your outfit.
Once the outfit is completed, one
of the most important necessities still
remains. What will you wear on your feet?
The biggest trends in shoes right now are
chunky wedge sandals and strappy stilet-
tos. Thick and wider sneakers are also
becoming increasingly popular.
Shoe stores like DSW carry a broad
range of shoes at prices below those at
typical department stores. Payless Shoe
Source also provides a large selection of
inexpensive, yet stylish shoes.
So this season, spend your extra cash
on colorful clothes. Check out the shops
in downtown Greenville and those at
Colonial Mall for stylish clothes at sen-
sible prices.
And when in doubt, InStyle magazine
claims you can never go wrong with
red.
"It doesn't matter what hue sparks
editors and buyers into the next passing seasonal
frenzy. Red always works, delivers and delights
This writer can be contacted at
features@theeastcarolinian.com.
OMENS
This spring, men's fashions are bright and simple,
making it easy for any guy to become a trendsetter.
Any man can stop by local retailers to get the latest
styles. The Colonial Mall on Greenville Boulevard is
home to many high-fashion stores that fit a low-budget
college student's lifestyle.
The spring collection at Gap is full of bright colors,
heavy stripes and even a few items in camouflage.
Nylon belts are predicted to be a hot item this season
are also available at Gap.
Polo shirts are among the most popular items for guys at
le, along with hats, colorful swimwear and khakis.
has been a hot color this year said Heather
store manager at Aeropostale.
At Pac Sun, pink has also been a favorite color
for the guys, appearing in everything from T-shirts
to shoes.
"Pink's been crazy said Bryan Sims, co-manager
at Pac Sun.
For guys who can't see themselves in pink,
some masculine colors will be more prominent this
season.
"Green and turquoise are supposed to be hot
colors Sims said.
According to Michele Morris, store manager at Pac
Sun, white belts have also been popular lately.
As seen at Gap, stripes and bright colors are also
predominant at American Eagle. The
collection features polo tees, plaid shirts,
cargo shorts and flip flops. As for acces-
sories, messenger bags and wrist bands
- mostly brown leather ones - have been
the hot sellers.
At Foot Locker, New Balance shoes
are always in style, but other brands
offer new trendy choices. Reebok has
just released their new G Unit collection
and Michael Jordan recently began sell-
ing his new Jordan XXs. A new color of
Jordan XXs should be available at Foot
Locker toward the end of March.
This year's spring collections from
the major designers also use a lot of color
and textures but they incorporate some
new ideas as well.
The Versace Men's collection plays
with stripes, bright colors and a few
Speedos.
Calvin Klein pairs lots of bright
blues, greens and reds with suit jackets
for a casual sense of style.
Louis Vuitton Men and Emporio
Armani Men both employ different
designs with stripes in their clothing
but fail to use much color. Vuitton uses
lots of white and white variations while
Armani mainly focuses on white, black,
gray and silver. One new accessory
Armani brings for men is a faux flower
attached to a nice jacket.
Guys around ECU are already get-
ting their spring wardrobe set with
these trends.
Vincent Moses, freshman business
finance major, said his latest outfits
come from styles he picked up during
his Spring Break in New York, but what
he wears changes daily.
"In general, it depends on the day
said Moses.
Moses said he thought the pink fad
was weird last spring, but he now owns a
shirt, hat and doo rag in that color.
However, the pink craze hasn't
affected everyone on campus. Junior
communication major Danny Stutts said
he hasn't bought anything pink because
it just isn't him.
"I usually wear jeans and T-shirts
said Stutts.
Whatever spring trend a guy finds
himself wearing - polos, pink, stripes
I or swimwear - local retailers offer great
styles with relatively low prices to keep
ECU men in the latest styles.
This writer can be contacted at
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Page A6 features@theeastcarolinian.com 252.328.6366 CAROLYN SCANDURA Features Editor KRISTIN MURNANE Assistant Features Editor WEDNESDAY March 3 ), 2005
Top 5's:
Top 5 Movies:
1 Guess Who
2 Miss Congeniality 2.
Armed and Fabulous
3. The Ring Two
4. Robots
5. The Pacifier
Top 5 Tape Rentals;
1 Ladder 49
2. Flight of the Phoenix
3. Taxi
4. The Notebook
5. Exorcist: The Beginning
Top 5 TV Shows:
"American Idol"
"American Idol"
"Survivor"
"Cold Case"
"House'
Top 5 CD's;
50 Cenf
Various Artists
Jack Johnson
Green Day
The Game
Top 5 Books:
1. The Da Vinci Code
2 Honeymoon
3. The Rising
4 The Broker
5. With No One as Witness
Horoscopes:
Aries - The goal you've been
after for so long is almost within
your reach. Conditions are in your
favor, finally. There's not a moment
to lose.
Taurus - Tally your resources and
figure out what you have and what
you don't. You're in for at least one
pleasant surprise, and you'll know
where to focus attention.
Gemini - You're wise to keep your
opinions to yourself for a little
while. The odds are not good that
you will, but it would still be wise.
Cancer - A change in how you do
a job will free up a lot of your time.
It's OK to get assistance, that's
not cheating in any way. If you're
running late, delegate.
Leo - Your relationship grows
stronger the more stuff you do
logether. Declare your intentions
then ask tne questions that lead
to a solid commitment.
Virgo - You're close to making
a change that you've been
contemplating for ages. It has
to do with your home, family or
possibly your decor. You'll know
when the moment is right.
Libra - Don't be stopped just
because you have no idea what
you're doing. You're a quick study,
especially now. Hurry up, before
anyone knows.
Scorpio - Keep pushing, your
reward is closer now than ever
before. Accept more responsibility,
and the included benefits.
Sagittarius - You're lucky In
games because you've got a
few tricks up your sleeve Amaze
them with your fabulous sense of
humor, too. You're the star.
Capricorn - Push to get a
household job wrapped up in
the next day or two. You get extra
points for using stuff you already
have in storage. Be creative.
Aquarius - You're in an excellent
frame of mind to learn an amazing
trick. Something that was
impossible is about to become
commonplace. Be on the leading
edge.
Pisces - The effort you have put
forth earns you more than a much
larger paycheck. You also are
granted more respect and quite
possibly, a promotion. Keep up
the good work, people notice.
CD Releases:
March 22:
Queens of the Stone Age -
Lullabies to Paralyze
Moby - Hotel
Louis XIV - The Best Secrets are
Kept
Lifehouse - Lifehouse
March 29:
Beck - Guero
The Bravery - The Bravery
Thrice - If we could only see us
now
April 5:
Hot Hot Heat - Elevator
The Crystal Method - Community
Service II
Reel Big Fish - We're not Happy
Til You're not Happy
A Static Lullaby - Watching the
Sunlight Bum
'Guess Who' ran out of ideas
Mac and Kutcher
remake a classic
GARY MCCABE
STAFF WRITER
There must be a shortage of
new ideas in Hollywood. Week
after week, the American movie-
going audience is subjected to
fewer and fewer original or cre-
ative films while the marquee
outside of the local multiplex
fills with more and more sequels,
remakes and adaptations.
Guess Who, which was
released March 25 and stars
Bernie Mac and Ashton Kutcher,
is an updated version of the 1967
classic film Quest Who's Coming
to Dinner.
(Hiss Who's Coming to Dinner
was a landmark film in cinema.
In the film, Joey Drayton (Katha-
rine Houghton) has fallen in love
with a wonderful man. John
Prentice (Sidney Poitier) is a rich,
intelligent, noble young man
who serves United Nation's com-
mittees in his spare time. The
young Drayton decides to bring
her new beau to her parent's
home, seeking their approval.
Only there's one problem:
Joey Drayton is white and John
Prentice is black. And so the
story begins. With a flight
leaving for Geneva at 10 p.m
Prentice must quickly win over
the parents, played by Holly-
wood legends Spencer Tracy and
Katharine Hepburn.
Despite being knocked in
retrospect for copping out with
idealized and implausible situa-
tions, the film was a landmark g
film and tackled a very contro-
versial topic, interracial mar-
riage, at a time when the topic
was largely regarded as taboo.
Now fast forward to the
early-2000s. "That 70s Show"
star Ashton Kutcher had
begun developing a remake of
the film with Bernie Mac in
mind to star opposite him. Oddly
enough, when approached with
the idea, Bernie Mac was also
in the process of developing a
remake with a similar premise
as Kutcher.
it has turned out to be a
great collaboration said Jason
Goldberg, Kutcher's producing
partner in a press statement.
Kutcher (above) and Bernie Mac, star in 'Guess Who a remake of 'Guess Who's Coming To Dinner
"We really joined forces
and it has made for an
amazing partnership
Kutcher and Mac had worked
together previously in "The
Bernie Mac Show
"It was so effortless and so
much fun, that 1 knew pretty
quickly we were well suited to
work together said Kutcher in a
press statement.
The pair jumped at the chance
to work together on Guess Who,
The film was during Mac and
Kutcher's hiatus from "The Bernie
Mac Show" and "That 70s Show
respectively. To make things
tougher, Mac pulled double
duty, reprising his role in Ocean's
Twelve, all the while working on
Guess Who.
Guess Who is not a direct
remake, as it doesn't follow the
original point-by-point. Rather,
the film takes the route as simi-
lar upcoming remakes such as
Bewitched and The Honeymoon-
en. Take the same basic premise,
stretch it out and add a twist to
make it 'original The twist in
Guess Who is that in this film,
the filmmakers have inverted the
racial disparity to give it a more
contemporary twist while incor-
porating the themes of family
loyalty and commitment.
In Guess Who, Mac assumes
the Spencer Tracy role as Percy
Green, a father who's very pro-
tective of his daughter. When
his daughter, Theresa brings her
new boyfriend home to meet
the parents Mac acts as the
typical father. Skeptical of every
boyfriend his daughter has ever
brought home, Percy, using his
position as a bank loan officer
runs a credit check on There-
sa's new love, likes the results
and actually looks forward to
the meeting.
But Percy's vision of some-
body who is part Denzel Wash-
ington, part Colin Powell is
dashed as Theresa introduces
Simon Green, played by Ashton
Kutcher in the role Sidney Poitier
was born to play. Green is in
an awkward position as he has
already proposed to Theresa and
plans to announce the engage-
ment at her parent's 25th anni-
versary party. The rest of the film
consists of Simon's attempts,
which at times prove futile, to
win Percy's acceptance.
Despite the differences to the
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner,
Guess Who holds true to most
of the messages left by the orig-
inal. Most important is that
race will always be an issue in
interracial marriages but also
incorporates themes of preju-
dice, acceptance and devotion
- just not to the extent of the
original because, after all, Guess
Who is at its heart a slapstick,
confrontational comedy.
So is it any good? It depends
on who you ask. Claudia Puig
of USA Today gave the film a
scathing review, saying that,
"Guess Who is just a success of
tired race jokes made worse by
the bad comedic timing of the
bland, under-talented Ashton
Kutcher
Puig suggests that the film
borrowed more from the hit film
Meet the Parents than Guess Who's
Coming to Dinner. The point
was echoed by Rene Rodriguez
of the Miami Herald in a much
nicer fashion saying, "By the
film's end, you realize you've sat
through an effective rip-off of
Meet the Parents
However, a majority of the
reviews of the film are mixed
rather than negative. Roger Ebert
of the Chicago Sun-Times said that
the film "works efficiently on its
chosen level Basically, the film
is not trying to make some sort
of social message, instead, Guess
Who is trying to make people
laugh and if movie fans go in
expecting that and only that, they I
should get their money's worth.
This writer can be contacted at
features@theeastcarolinian.com.
HFStival marks 16th year
The HFStival is recognized for bringing huge rock acts together.
Abrupt format change
can't stop the rock
KRISTIN MURNANE
ASSISTANT FEATURES EDITOR
With a stellar lineup featur-
ing internationally recognized
artists Foo Fighters, Coldplay,
Good Charlotte, Garbage, The
Crystal Method, Social Distor-
tion, lnterpol and Billy Idol, just
to name a few, the 16th annual
HFStival is the must-see concert
of the summer.
The former Washington,
D.C. modern rock station, 99.1
HFS was flipped to Spanish in
January and thanks in part to
petitions and protests conducted
by rabid HFS listeners, the station
has returned to "Live 105.7" on
nights and weekends in neigh-
boring city, Baltimore.
1 lowever, nothing could stop
the yearly summer festival and
party that most east-coast rock
fans fondly refer to as simply
"the festival
"The HFStival is a landmark
for radio station festivals. It's more
than a concert, it's an event that
people of all ages look forward to
all year long. This year's line-up
is an excellent representation
of the bands featured on WHFS
throughout the station's 34-year
history said Lisa Worden, WHFS
program director.
The HFStival is being held at
Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium
Saturday, May 14. This event was
last held at this venue in 1999
and brought in a sell out crowd of
more than 80,000 people.
With three stages, a main
stage inside the stadium, a street
stage for up-and-coming bands,
and a local's stage, in addition to
a "Trancemissions tent formerly
known as the "Buzz tent with
live DJ's all day, the HFStival can
quench any music lover's thirst
for diverse music.
Tickets go on sale this Sat-
urday, April 2 at noon through
Ticketmaster. General Admission
tickets are $40 and club level seats
run for $65.
This writer can be contacted at
features@theeastcarolinian.com.
'Millions' for all to see
This film portrays the wishes of
boys and girls all over the world.
British film huge on heart
KATHERINE DAY
STAFF WRITER
From Danny Boyle comes
the heartwarming story of two
brothers and the "millions" that
proved miracles do exist. The
British movie Millions came to
the United States with positive
reviews. It opened in limited
release March 11 and has been
steadily expanding since then.
The acclaimed director of
such hits as Trainspotting and
28 Days Later, Boyle took on this
project knowing that it would
be a departure from his more
edgy, adult-oriented films. He
was captivated by the original-
ity and cleverness of Frank Cot-
trell Boyce's script.
A tale for the whole family,
Millions tells the story of nine-
year-old Anthony and his
younger brother Damian. In the
wake of their mother's death,
the two are pulled together
when a huge sum of money falls
miraculously from the sky.
The imaginative Damian
is convinced that the money
that fell into their hands was
a miracle, while the more real-
istic Anthony tries to look at
the situation with a practical
mind. Damian considers the
money to be a gift from God,
and uses it to try to better the
lives of those around him.
Anthony, however, wants to
spend the money on himself
and further his popularity. The
money distracts them from the
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grief caused by their mother's
death and the hardships faced
with moving to a different town
and dealing with the fact their
father has been acting distant
since then.
What the two young boys do
not realize is the money actually
came from a heist and the robber,
known only as "The Man" in the
script, is hot on the trail for his
missing money. It was his perfect
plan, within a week of Europe
switching to the uniform "Euro
the robber (Christopher Fulford)
stole the money from a train, but
now must track down his missing
money before the UK says good-
bye to its British pound and his
money becomes worthless.
Knowing they only have a
week to spend their money, the
two boys start by giving to the
homeless and taking them out to
eat. Damian looks to his imagina-
tion, where advice is given from
the Saints, all of whom he knows
inside and out. He has memo-
rized the names and statistics of
them all, his favorite being St.
Francis of Assisi, and listens when
he is told to give all the money
to the poor.
Anthony advises against this,
telling him that spending too
much money will draw attention
to them. Damian still spends the
money, giving 10,000 pounds to a
charity. Instead Anthony uses his
money to help make friends at his
new school, offering money to kids
in exchange for their friendship.
When they discover the
money was actually stolen,
Damian suggests that they give
it back.
It is the moral dilemma and
the possibility of miracles that
make Millions more than just a
children's fare. It is the beauti-
ful story of how two young boys
cope with loss and gain that
make this a wonderful film.
Drawing influence from his
own children, Cottrell Boyce
gave his characters an energetic
quality to enhance the magical
ambiance of the story.
"I'd always liked the idea of
writing a film that my children
could enjoy. As a man with many
children, I spend most of my
time in the company of people
who think they are pirates, or
saints, or are suffering some kind
of colorful delusion, rather than
mixing with filmmakers, so it was
quite easy for me to tap into that
energy. The characters in Millions
are actually quite sane compared
to some of my own children. A
couple of mine have yet to dis-
cover the Middle Ages is over, so
I do spend quite a chunk of my
day with people waving cutlasses
and wearing helmets says Cot-
trell Boyce when describing the
film to members of the press.
Boyle took on the project after
being advised by the film's pro-
ducer, Graham Broadbent, that
if he "was a brave man" it would
be the prefect movie for him to
direct. As a fan of Cottrell Boyce's
writing style, it was impossible to
refuse his newest script.
"Graham (Broadbent) sent
me the script and I thought the
idea was absolutely captivating.
I was also very keen to work
with Frank (Cottrell Boyce),
who comes from a long line
of amazing writers from the
North West. He was someone
I'd always admired and there's
a warmth in his writing that
is fantastic said Boyle when
answering questions about the
film from the press.
Earning $70,224 in its open-
ing weekend in the United States,
Millions has done well for its
five-theater opening, averaging
$14,044 in each. Reaching 77
theaters currently, the movie has
grossed $379,673 domestically.
Film critic Roger Ebert calls
it "a film of sophistication and
whimsy, about children, money,
criminals and saints in his
glowing, four-star review. Millions
is "a family film of limitless imag-
ination and surprising joy
So if you ever make it to one
of the larger markets, or enough
buzz is generated on this film to
make it into wide release, Millions
should prove to be a joyous film
for all to see and enjoy.
This writer can be contacted at
features@theeastcarolinian.com.
Two 'Rings' don't make a right
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videotape. Not just any video-
tape. This is a special videotape,
which the person watch-
ing is guaranteed
to die within seven days. Sound
familiar?
For even the most casual of
movie fans it should, as it is the
premise for the highly success-
ful film The Ring, which grossed
nearly130 million domestically
following its release in October
2002. What many of those casual
movie fans don't know is that The
Ring is a remake of the Japanese
film Ringu.
The two versions had obvi-
ous differences but essentially
followed the same storyline:
Rumors begin circulating of
a tape that brings death upon
viewing it. Curious, a young
journalist (played by Naomi
Watts in The Ring and Nanako
Matsushima in Ringu) decides to
investigate only to get more than
she bargained for when her son
mistakenly sees the tape. Now it
is a race against time to solve the
mystery of the videotape before
her child's time is up.
As in most movies, the 'good
guys' win in the end and, without
revealing too many plot points,
the main character tracks down
the source of the tape and suc-
cessfully lifts the curse surround-
ing it, saving her child's life while
hei significant other dies in the
process.
Though a smashing suc-
cess with audiences, The Ring
didn't fare as well with movie
critics. Lou Lumenick of The New
York Post summed up the film,
calling it "a stylish but distress-
ingly generic and not particularly
scary American remake of a
phenomenally popular Japa-
nese supernatural thriller that
spawned two sequels and a TV
miniseries
While not exactly mirror-
ing the success of the Japanese
version, The Ring was a solid hit
and like most horror films with
moderate success, sequels were
inevitable. Only this time, there
would be a noticeable differ-
ence between Ringu 2 and what
would ultimately become The
Ring Two.
Ringu 2 was a bit of a depar-
ture from its predecessor. The
film no longer focused on Reiko
(Matsushima). The film centered
on Mai Takano, the secretary to
Reiko's ex-husband, who died at
the conclusion of the original
film. When Reiko and her son
Yoichi disappear, Mai searches for
them, only to find that Yoichi is
now displaying powers similar to
the evil Sadako, who created the
videotape.
Despite the success follow-
ing the formula laid out by the
Japanese precursors, producers
for the film decided to create a
different story for The Ring Two.
The film picks up six months
following the events in The
Ring. Rachel Keller (Watts) and
her son Aiden have chosen to
leave Seattle, the setting for the
horrific events of the original
film, to live in the small town of
Astoria, Ore.
The pair hope to begin a new
life in the new town but when a
grisly murder occurs and a mys-
terious videotape is found at the
scene of the crime, all hopes of
living a normal life are dashed
and once again Keller must fight
and destroy the evil Samara. She
digs deeper into the past of the
ghostly Samara, hoping to find
some clue which may tell her
how to come out of the situation
victorious.
The plot wasn't the only
change made for the sequel. Gore
Verbinski, director of The Ring,
declined to helm the second
installment. Eventually, Hideo
Nakata, director of both Ringu
and Ringu 2 was selected to direct
The Ring Two. Despite being the
driving force behind the success
of the Japanese versions, reviews
for the latest incarnation have
been mixed at best.
Kirk Honeycutt of The Hol-
lywood Reporter gave the film
one of its best reviews, yet still
slammed it, saying, While
nearly every shock comes at
predictable moments, there is
genuine ingenuity behind many,
and the movie is surprisingly
fresh for one made by a guy on
his third go-round with the same
material
Roger Ebert of the Chi-
cago Sun-Times also gave a
mixed message about the film
saying, "The charm of The
Ring Two, while limited, is real
enough - it is based on the
film's ability to make absolutely
no sense, while neverthe-
less generating a real enough
feeling of tension a good deal of
the time
Other critics, though, were
less vague with their assessment
of the film and were also much
less kind in their words. Lou
Leminick of The New York Post
said, "Borrowing liberally from
the Exorcist and Omen movies,
and with little regard for cred-
ibility, The Ring Two has a familiar
ring to it
Meanwhile, Rene Rodriguez
of the Miami Herald was able
to boil the film down into
three words: "Terrifyingly dull
movie
So what does all this mean
to somebody who is looking
forward to seeing The Ring Two?
Absolutely nothing. Everybody
is entitled to his or her own
opinion and nobody necessar-
ily has the 'correct' evaluation
of a film. But beware, the film
borrows a lot from the original
Ring and breaks no new ground.
If you loved the original
though, maybe that's not such a
terrible thing.
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features@theeastcarolinian.com.
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Page A8 sports@theeastcarolinian.com 252.328.6366 TONY Z0PP0 Sports Editor BRANDON HUGHES Assistant Sports Editor
WEDNESDAY March 30, 2005
2005 football game designations released
(SID) - ECU's first-ever Con-
ference USA meeting against
Central Florida Oct. 29 at Dowdy-
Ficklen Stadium has been selected
as the Pirates' 200S Homecoming
contest according to a release of
ECU's football game-day designa-
tions and kickoff times Tuesday.
The Pirates and Golden
Knights will kickoff at 2 p.m one
of just two home afternoon tilts
scheduled for the 2005 season.
ECU will host UAB in the regular
season finale during Thanksgiv-
ing Weekend Nov. 26 beginning
at noon.
ECU will officially open the
Skip Holtz Era Sept. 3 with a 7 p.m.
matchup against Duke at Dowdy-
Ficklen Stadium on a Pirate
Club Weekend before returning
home to welcome Southern Miss
and Rice to Greenville in back-
to-back 6 p.m. contests Oct. 1
and 8, respectively. The Pirates
will observe Military Appre-
ciation Day and Band Day when
facing the Golden Eagles while
conducting Family Weekend
and Hall of FameLetterwinners
Weekend when the Owls
made their initial visit to
eastern North Carolina a week
later.
ECU's popular Academic
Success Day will make a return
to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium when
the Pirates and Blazers meet at
the end of November.
In addition, tentative start
times for four of the Pirates' six
road games have also been estab-
lished with a 6:30 p.m. kickoff at
Wake Forest (Sept. 17), 3 p.m.
EDT at SMU (Oct. 15), 2 p.m.
EDT at Memphis (Oct. 22) and 3
p.m.EST at Tulsa (Nov. 12).
Although announced, game
times are still subject to change
to meet possible television
scheduling needs at a later time.
2005 Schedule
OB03- DUKE, 7 p.m. Virata Club Weekend)
0917 -at Wake Forest 6:30 p.m.
0924 -at West Virginia, TBA
1001- SOUTHERN MISS, 8 p.m. - (Military
Appreciation Day, Ma Say)
1008 - RICE, � a.M. - (Family Waakand.
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1015 -at SMU, 3 p.m.
1022 -at Memphis, 2 p.m.
10M- OCf, 2 p.m. - (Hama c anting)
1112-at Tulsa, 3 p.m.
1119-at Marshall, TBA
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In addition to their regular season schedule, ECU will hold three inter-squad scrimmages in April, including the Purple-Gold game on the 16th.
Postseason debate: Strategy vs. Skill
(KRT) � Queasiness set in
for Dean Smith shortly after
he walked into the Los Angeles
Sports Arena hours before the
1968 NCAA men's basketball title
game between his North Carolina
Tar Heels and UCLA.
Smith caught a glimpse of
Lew Alcindor, the 7-foot, 2-inch
walking prescription for antacid
tablets for opposing coaches.
Just the sight of Alcindor put the
butterflies in Smith's stomach on
red alert.
"Then it kind of grabbed
me what was happening to me,
and I thought it was ridicu-
lous to feel that way recalled
Smith, 37 at the time and
coaching in his first of five
national championship games.
"So I decided to stick to my
game plan. I thought maybe we
could play (Alcindor) straight up.
Except our center (Rusty Clark)
was a future thoracic surgeon
and theirs became Kareem Abdul-
Jabbar. Shows you what 1 knew
Alcindor, who later changed
his name to Abdul-Jabbar and
became the NBA's all-time leader
scorer, made North Carolina pay
for not double-teaming him with
34 points and 16 rebounds in
a 78-55 rout that was the most
lopsided championship game in
NCAA history until 1990.
Smith, who eventually won
more games than any men's coach
in NCAA history (879), learned a
valuable lesson from that experi-
ence that had nothing to do with
coaching on an empty stomach.
"Coaches play a big role in
making sure you're improving
as a team, how you react to inju-
ries, and many important things
about the job Smith said.
"But players win champion-
ships
Players author national titles
yet even Smith concedes it is
the head coach's signature that
leaves the most indelible mark
on a program.
The NCAA men's basketball
tournament, another term for
the coaching insomniacs conven-
tion that lasts three weeks every
March, focuses inordinate atten-
tion on the men who lead the 65
teams lucky enough to get a bid.
For the Final Four coaches
still alive in the tournament, the
scrutiny increases with each step.
But so do the rewards.
Wisconsin-Milwaukee coach
Bruce Pearl, for example, added
points to his coaching 1Q in the
eyes of major-college athletic
directors in search of a head
coach with surprise victories over
Boston College and Alabama.
That's why Tennessee named
Pearl Its newest head coach on
Monday. And Pearl didn't even
make the Final Four.
Illinois coach Bruce Weber
probably could run for governor
if he leads the Klin! to a national
championship as many expect.
Lute Olson of Arizona and
Eddie Sutton of Oklahoma State
are among the biggest celebrities
in their respective states. Bob
Knight, Mike Krzyzewski, Roy
Williams the list of larger-than-
life college basketball coaches
goes on.
They make their reputations
in March, but do they make the
biggest difference in the tourna-
ment that defines their sport?
"I'm not into �
the whole, 'I'm
smarter than
you thing said
former Arkan-
sas coach Nolan
Richardson, who
led the Razor-
backs to back-
to-back NCAA
championship
game appear-
ances in 1994-
95. Richardson's
Arkansas team
beat Duke in
1994 but lost to
UCLA in 1995.
He did not
consider himself
a better coach
than Krzyzewski
after winning
in the final any
more than he considered himself
a lesser coach than Jim Harrick
after losing a year later.
"Basketball is a game of deci-
sions and the guys who make the
best decisions are going to beat
you, so at tournament time you
just tell the kids, 'You've
been prepared, now
just go out and play
Richardson said.
"Nothing fancy
In 17 years at
Arkansas, Rlchard-
Basketball is a game
of decisions and the
guys who make the
best decisions are
going to beat you,
so at tournament
time you just tell the
kids, "You've been
prepared, now just
go out and play
NOLAN RICHARDSON

son did not believe in setting
rigid times for pre-game meals,
putting in specific plays on
the days of games or develop-
ing elaborate scouting reports
that occupy so many assistant
coaches' time, especially with the
quick turnaround between games
during the tournament. The pre-
� vious 24 weeks
were for prepara-
tion more than
the preceding 24
hours.
He based
his philosophy
from experience.
When Richard-
son was a high
school player
his coach had
the team spend
the day before
a district cham-
pionship at his
home studying
every last detail
so thoroughly
that "by the time
the game came,
I was tighter
than Dick's hat
band he said.
Former Louisville coach
Denny Crum, who won national
titles in 1980 and 1986, started
preparing during the previ-
ous summer when the school
finalized the schedule. He pre-
ferred beefing it up and building
month-by-month to March, the
only month Crum thought really
mattered.
"We'd add a little wrinkle
to our offense as the season
progressed, so that by the time
the tournament started, the real
coaching was over said Crum.
"My feeling was you do what
you do all year and don't change
things just because of the added
pressure of the tournament. We
never did
To wit, before each national
championship game in 1986,
the Cardinals eschewed game-
planning and the final practice
focused on fundamentals with
Pervis Ellison performing jump
stops as if it were the first day of
practice. Crum downplayed the
notion of a 40-minute chess game
and thought the biggest coach-
ing challenge of the six-game
season known as March Madness
involved the media.
"You need to have a good
sports information director who
can isolate you from distrac-
tions Crum said. "With players,
they don't need to be motivated
at that stage. Just be positive and
supportive. From a basketball
standpoint, there are not many
moves you can make that will
affect the outcome
Though Crum still regrets
one he never made. In the second
round of a 1981 NCAA tour-
nament game, Louisville led
Arkansas by a point when the
Razorbacks' U.S. Reed sank a 50-
footer at the buzzer to oust the
Cardinals, 73-72. Twenty-four
years later, it still bugs Crum he
never told the two players he
assigned to Reed during a timeout
see COACHES page A10
Shannon Brown, right, grabs Kelvin Torbert after MSU beat Kentucky
94-88 in double-overtime during the Austin Regional Final Saturday.
Seniors lead MSU
in unexpected run
to Final Four birth
Pearl celebrates after UW-Mllwaukee upset Boston College, vaulting the Panthers to the Sweet Sixteen.
(KRT) � Kelvin Torbert isn't
supposed to be going to this Final
Four. He's supposed to already
have been there and already gone
to the NBA.
He and his senior classmates
at Michigan State are supposed
to have accounted for at least one
Big Ten title and at least one more
Final Four appearance than they
have in hand.
That's because when Spartans
Coach Tom Izzo brought in his
group of newcomers four sea-
sons ago, comparisons to former
stars such as Mateen Cleaves and
Magic Johnson were tossed out.
When Torbert, Alan Ander-
son and Chris Hill rolled into
East Lansing, Mich as freshmen
in 2001, Michigan State was
coming off its third consecutive
trip to the Final Four, includ-
ing a national-title season in
2000. That freshman class was
supposed to keep the Spartans
express rolling.
But this is the Spartans' first
Final Four since 2001, and Izzo
acknowledges an abiding appre-
ciation for a group of seniors
that were, he told the Detroit
Free Press earlier this season,
"beaten on, run over, spit on,
you name it
Michigan State's seniors
aren't the stars, but they're the
emotional fuel and force for a sur-
prising Final Four run. Reaching
Saturday's national semifinal as a
No. 5 regional seed, the Spartans
(26-6) face North Carolina (31-4)
in Saturday's prime-time game
at the Edward Jones Dome. The
winner gets Illinois or Louisville
in Monday's title game.
"We've kind of taken to heart
that our five seniors have been
through a lot of things said
junior center Paul Davis, includ-
ing fifth-year senior Tim Bogra-
kos and walk-on Andy Harvey in
the group.
"They have been places where
not a lot of people have gone.
They have been successful in
those places. We want to send
them off right. That's what we
are doing it for. We're going to
be fighting for them, and they'll
be rolling along with us
Michigan State's run through
the Austin Regional, swarming
top-seeded Duke and squeezing
past second-seeded Kentucky
in two overtimes, provided as
much relief for the Spartans
as it did appreciation. This is a
team that once had an 11-game
losing streak against ranked
opponents.
Getting to St. Louis is espe-
cially gratifying for a coach
who experienced pangs of guilt
about his button-pushing with
his senior class. Izzo admitted
that following up with a three-
year run of Final Four trips with
a three-year drought and twice
not getting to the Sweet 16 forced
him to appreciate the Spartans'
earlier success. And how rocky
and winding the road can be.
He also said he wished he
could have helped more when
Zach Randolph bolted for the
NBA after his freshman season in
2001. Randolph would have ele-
vated the play of this year's seniors
for one or two seasons. And Izzo
admitted he overscheduled last
season when the Spartans were
18-12, their worst season since
1996-97, and lost in the first
see SPARTANS page A9





3-30-05
THE EAST CAROLINIAN � SPORTS
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(KRT) � Illinois coach Bruce
Weber said he took one look at
his coaching counterparts in the
NCAA Final Four and discovered,
"I'm the pup
Weber, 48, will be coach-
ing in his first Final Four when
Illinois (36-1) faces Louisville
(33-4) at 5:07 p.m. Saturday at
the Edward Jones Dome.
Louisville's Rick Pitino (five),
North Carolina's Roy Williams
(five) and Michigan State's Tom
Izzo (four) will have combined
for 14 Final Four appearances
after this weekend. Among active
coaches, the three coaches rank
among the top six in trips to the
Final Four.
Despite Illinois' success this
year, which now includes the
school's first trip to the Final
Four since 1989, Weber said he
has a long way to go to be con-
sidered one of the top coaches
in the game.
"I think you have to do it
over the course of time said
Weber, who is in his seventh
season as a head coach, the last
two with the Illini.
"It's a dream, there's no
doubt. But there are so many
coaches that have put in so much
more time than I have. To have
that opportunity to go, it's very
humbling
The hysteria from Saturday
night's 90-89 overtime victory
over Arizona has made it tough
for Weber to realize the next step
for the Illini. The Final Four is a
whole new world.
"I'm not sure it's sunk in
Weber said.
"I've gone 20-something
years (to the Final Four), but
you go to a couple meetings, it's
sort of a social, all the coaches
having fun. This time, we're not
going to get an opportunity to
do that
Weber has a busy itinerary in
St. Louis. In addition to coach-
ing the Illini on Saturday, he
will attend two banquets for the
U.S. Basketball Writers Associa-
tion and The Associated Press to
receive national coaching awards
Bruce Weber will be coaching In his first final four this weekend against Rick PItno's Cardinals. Unlike
Weber, Pitino has been this far in the Big Dance five times and with a record three different programs.
over the weekend.
Weber already has placed
a couple of phone calls to col-
leagues to ask how they handled
the business of playing in the
Final Four. He left messages for
Connecticut's Jim Calhoun and
even Michigan State's Tom Izzo.
Wait a minute. Izzo's in the
Final Four.
"He'll call me Weber said.
"The couple of comments
I heard from different people
were they wished they would
have let their kids enjoy it more
because, all of the sudden, it's
over.
"I told them (Sunday), 'I
know you're tired, I know it's
a long season, but at the same
time, you're probably not going
to get to come here again, the
seniors for sure. Enjoy the fun
Weber admitted that while the
Illini is playing for the national
championship, it has felt like
a relief advancing to the Final
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round of the tourney to Nevada.
"After what these guys have
been through, I think this was
the most satisfying of all of
them Izzo said.
"This one for me (is) special,
there's no question. I felt guilty
that I put these seniors through
more than they deserved. Now
It is rewarding. What didn't
kill us made us stronger. We
survived
Said Torbert: "In the years I
have been here, this is the team that
has been through the most. We're
still standing because we fought
our way through. It says a lot of
all of us, not just the senior class
While Hill, Torbert and Ander-
son have 292 career starts among
them, only Anderson is in the
starting lineup now. The seniors,
though, lead a group of under-
classmen that follow in force:
Davis has become the
rebounding robot Izzo always
envisioned. He posted double-
doubles in both regional victo-
ries leading to the Final Four.
Sophomore Shannon Brown
hit five 3-pointers against Ken-
tucky, and he helped shake the
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And freshman Drew Neitzel
supplanted Hill in the starting
lineup eight games into the Big
Ten season in Izzo's last-ditch
effort to shake his senior point
guard out of a shooting slump.
One reason Izzo stands in
admiration for his seniors is
that Hill did get better off the
bench and didn't complain when
Neitzel kept starting. Torbert, a
high school AU-American some
analysts thought might skip
college altogether and go to the
NBA has accepted his bench
role, too.
"I feel like everything hap-
pens for a reason said Ander-
son. "We took a lot in, and in
the past year we felt like we were
getting nothing out of it. . . .
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guys to step up and pick us up,
it's just team ball, man.
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end of a sentence
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3-30-05
3-30-0
Track runs strong in Raleigh Relays check out our classifieds
(SID) � Freshman Portia
Baker, seniors Terri Davenport
and Tara DeBrielle, and the
Lady Pirates' 4x100 relay squad
each turned in notable second-
place finishes to guide the ECU
women's track squad to a strong
performance during the Raleigh
Relays at the Paul Derr Track
Complex over the weekend.
In addition, the men's team
used six top 10 efforts, including
a fourth-place finish by hammer
thrower Eric Frasure, to officially
open its spring outdoor schedule
with participation in the Relays.
Baker stood second in the
400-meter dash sectional compe-
tition with a personal-best clip of
55.43, but ranked as the top col-
legian in the event - solely trail-
ing Nike's Debbie Dunn (54.01).
Davenport finished as runner-up
in the 200 meters with a time of
24.14 while DeBrielle was clocked
at 2:10.90 in the 800-meter run,
just .52 seconds behind cham-
pion Angeline Blackmon of NC
State.
ECU'S 4x 100 relay squad, con-
sisting of Baker, Davenport, Erica
Montgomery and Chante Ses-
soms, also earned second-place
status with a finish of 46.82.
Sophomore Lindsey Rosales
contributed a sixth-place show-
ing in the pole vault with a 3.55-
meter total and while Davenport
recorded a career-best 11.96 mark
in the preliminary round of the
100-meter dash but opted to
compete in the 200-meter finals
instead.
"It was an outstanding team
opener said women's coach
Matt Munson, who took his
entire team to Raleigh after
opening the season last week in
Wilmington with a partial squad.
"Despite the cool and damp
weather, I was realjy pleased
with our effort. We should have
a slew of regional qualifiers by
the middle of the week
On the men's side, freshman
Matt Dennish was sixth in the
1,500-meter run with a time of
3:53.81 while senior Kyle Mack-
enzie finished eighth in the
3,000-meter steeplechase with
a clip of 9:22.92. Junior Hector
Cotto missed the NCAA Regional
qualifying time of just .10 seconds
with a lOth-place standing in the
110-meter hurdles (14.43).
Sophomore Eric Frasure
recorded personal-bests in the
shot put (6th14.42 meters) and
the hammer throw (4th54.32).
Sophomore Terrance Myers also
established a new career standard
with a 54.28 mark (Sth) in the
hammer while senior Mayso
Porch stood 11th with a toss of
49.70.
Both ECU squads will return
to action Friday and Saturday at
the Charlotte Invitational.
W6u6r from page
A9
Four.
"Because so many people
have pointed to it he said.
"Every (computer) screen
saver I see is 'March to the Arch
It's all over the place. But that's
what we talked about conveying
to the players: 'Let's not be satis-
fied - let's go for the whole thing
Then, Weber's name would be
added to an elite list of coaches,
those who have won national
championships. In this Final
Final alone, Pitino and Izzo have
one title apiece.
Even if the Illini don't win,
Weber will have cashed in on at
least one dream.
"As a coach coming up, you
always watch the practices and
kind of think, 'Man, I wish
some day we have that opportu-
nity Weber said. "Now, people
are going to be watching us
Coaches
from page A8
to make him dribbie left.
"He could not have thrown
it 50 feet with his left hand
rum said.
"That's the only move I can
think of I'd do over if I could
Retired Michigan State coach
Jud Heathcote can laugh about
the time his biggest X-and-O
miscalculation almost resulted
in a Spartan SOS.
It was in the 1979 national
title game and Michigan State
led Indiana State by 16 just four
minutes into the second half
when Greg Kelser picked up his
fourth foul. Heathcote pulled
Kelser and left him on the bench
longer than he should have, in
retrospect.
"I almost blew it because
they had cut it to six with about
eight minutes left so I put him
back in and crossed my fingers
Heathcote said.
"If he had fouled out, we
probably would not have won the
title. It was a gamble
Heathcote never minded
taking calculated risks on game
days, such as devising a new
play or defense to surprise an
unsuspecting opponent. For
example, against Notre Dame
in a regional game during that
1979 NCAA tournament run,
Heathcote called a play off the
opening tip that exploited the
Irish leaving nobody back on
defense and pressed on the sub-
sequent basket. Before a minute
had elapsed, the Spartans led the
rattled Irish 4-0.
"We always had something
special for the tournament
Heathcote said.
"But the players set the
tone
Sometimes the coach invokes
a Gipper speech.
The late Jim Valvano deliv-
ered a pre-game pep talk to a
team of already highly motivated
underdogs before the 1983 NCAA
final that still can make the hair
on former Wolfpack guard Der-
rick Whittenburg's neck stand if
he thinks about it long enough.
Whittenburg, now the head
coach at Fordham, remembers
nearly every detail of that night
when Valvano outcoached
Guy Lewis of Houston in the
NCAA final for a last-second,
generation-defining 54-52
victory.
The box-and-one defense Val-
vano devised for shooter Michael
Young flustered Houston. The
way N.C. State scrapped its delib-
erate approach to go at the Cou-
gars in the first half knocked
their more talented opponents
out of rhythm.
"He made us believe said
Whittenburg of Valvano.
"Then he did everything
right
As much credit as he and
America give Valvano for that
historic championship, the head
coach in Whittenburg knows
better than to romanticize the
contributions too much.
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(not counting Math 0001 or 0045), you are required to complete the
Sophomore Survey
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your ECU Exchange email address asking you to participate in the survey and
notifying you that your record would be "tagged" to prevent you from registering
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messages and later a postcard, if you have not yet completed the survey.
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