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THE EAST CAROLINIAN
Volume 80 Number 70
THURSDAY
March 31, 2005
ECU receives $1 million
gift from BB&T Corp.
HACKNEY
New position
to market
innovations
Entrepreneurial initiative
planned for campus
CHRIS MUNIER
STAFF WRITER
ECU faculty members have
coordinated with small business
entrepreneurs to start an entre-
preneurial initiative at ECU in
the near future.
The initiative is to be orga-
nized by Marty Hackney, regional
director of small business and
technology development center.
Her aim is to harness the qualities
of four groups to create market-
able products originating from
academia.
The project will include a busi-
ness board, facultystaff, a sjudent
group and an advisory council.
Hackney thinks the best way
to do this is to utilize ECU'S main
campus and medical school.
She said faculty and students
have such brilliant ideas and it
would benefit society if those
ideas could be marketed.
"Our mission is to create an
entrepreneurial culture on this
campus and to create an entrepre-
neurial culture throughout eastern
North Carolina said Hackney.
Students will also have an
opportunity to market their ideas
as well as get involved with tech-
nical writing.
"We will have two types of
student TCa"ffls Hackney said.
" We will have students from the
business school who assist in writ-
ing business plans, doing marketing
research and actually working on
projects. Then we will have entre-
preneurial teams that can choose
an idea that can come from any
department at the university
Hackney is already a proven
entrepreneur. She has done busi-
ness for herself with video stores
and was part of a company that
came up with the first colored
contact lenses. She said she saw
the colored contact business go
from zero to $9.5 million.
Hackney stressed the impor-
tance of making the right moves
at the right times in business.
"Sometimes being able to get
out of a business is just as smart as
getting into it Hackney said.
"Your timing is critical in
making money
She is already working with a
number of faculty members who
are interested in this initiative.
She hopes this idea spreads to
the rest of eastern North Caro-
lina as well. UNC Chapel Hill is
already part of this and Hackney
is looking forward to seeing other
universities take part as well.
Hackney said some of
the best money makers
have come from colleges.
Social studies books for pri-
mary school students are worth
quite a lot. It does not have to
be an exotic publication that
nobody has ever done before to
make money.
This work is also focused on
establishing a marketable system,
specifically educational systems.
The demand is not always on
creating new products but estab-
lishing a system or infrastructure
that will benefit everyone.
The goal of this initiative is
to help people get their innova-
tions off the ground. It is to help
them do research, find costs and
set an agenda.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian.com.
ECU
students
robbed
Victim suffers injury
KEITH S. BYERS
STAFF WRITER
Ken Chalk, executive vice president of BB&T Corporation (left) converses with Chancellor Ballard after the announcement
of the $1 million gift to ECU from BB&T Corporation.
Money will support
leadership development
MICHAEL HARRINGTON
SENIOR WRITER
BB&T Corporation, as part of
ECU'S Founders Week, announced
at a March 30 press conference
their decision to donate $1 mil-
lion to ECU to support leadership
development efforts.
Previously, BB&T has donated
funds to ECU leading to the
creation of the BB&T Center for
LeaderSHTpDevelopment in 1982.
The recently announced dona-
tion will build on these earlier
contributions.
"This is another great day at
ECU it's an indicator of what
we can achieve and it's also an
indicator of the commitment we
are making to make a difference
to our state of North Carolina
said Chancellor Steve Ballard.
The BB&T Center for Leader-
ship Development has helped
ECU students by giving them
real leadership experience and
training them in those aspects of
leadership that make a difference,
Ballard said.
"This is something that is a
proven success, it's already shown
what a difference it can make in
students Ballard said.
The contribution will allow
some extra funds for other aca-
demic units for leadership devel-
opment, Ballard said.
Ken Chalk, executive vice
president for BB&T, said the
bank's rooting in eastern North
Carolina is a factor that has led
to the corporation's donations
to ECU.
"The bank was established
in eastern North Carolina in
1872 and that heritage in eastern
North Carolina we take seri-
ously said Gh�lk.
"The core of our bank is still
here
Chalk said the purpose of
the donation is three-fold. One
purpose of the donation is to
honor Henry Williamson, who
recently retired from BB&T and
is an alumnus and supporter of
ECU.
"BB&T's success would not
have been possible without Hen-
ry's leadership in our organiza-
tion Chalk said.
"You also know that Henry
has been a leader at ECU, he
served as a member of the Board
of Trustees the primary pur-
pose is to honor and recognize
Henry Williamson's leadership
Chalk said the other two
purposes are to continue the
development of the BB&T Center
for Leadership and to support
Chancellor Ballard.
"All of us at BB&T are sup-
porters of the center Chalk
said.
"We've been very pleased
about what the chancellor is
saying about the future of ECU.
We support his vision of the
university
James Bearden, director of
the BB&T Center for Leader-
ship Development, said he feels
universities go about preparing
leaders.
"We believe that leadership
development Is not foreign or
even tangential to the mission of
any university said Bearden.
"Our motto is to serve and
you know, some things have to
go before that. We are preparing
leaders to serve
Bearden said ECU has the best
chance now to advance leader-
ship because of the Chancellor's
support and programs in place.
"We've got the right players
on the team, I think that we
can tip this university toward
a really major role in leadership
development, not only in this
state but nationally Bearden
said.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeas tcarolinian.com.
n
Founders Day
Events:
Upcoming Founders Day events on
Thursday, March 31:
10 a.m.
Convocation and the Installation
of Chancellor Ballard In Wright
Auditorium.
2 p.m.
Chancellor's Installation Forum,
titled "The Future of the Pubic
University: Serving our Society" Is
taking place In 244 Mendenhall
Student Center.
Former Governor of North
Carolina James Hunt Jr. will be
In attendance, along with Molly
Broad, president of the UNC system,
Charles Mlddleton, president of
Roosevelt University and James
Obllnger, chancellor of NC State
University.
4 p.m.
Topping out ceremony. The last
structural steel beam for the new
home for the Nursing and Allied
Health Sciences will be hoisted into
place. The $60 million facility will
provide more than 300,000 square
feet of space. Parking Is available at
the Warren Life Sciences building.
Two ECU students were
recently victim to robberies, both
occurring near ECU grounds.
Police say Brandon Sumpler,
19 and a Tyler Hall resident, was
walking back from the Eckerd's
pharmacy on Charles Boulevard
around 10:30 p.m. when he was
approached by two men stand-
ing near the 14th Street railroad
trestle.
According to the police
report, Sumpler said he was
attacked by one man and was
hit and knocked to the ground
when he attempted to fight back.
The other suspect held him down
and stole an undisclosed small
amount of cash. The police report
said the victim was cut with a
knife during the robbery but his
condition is not known at this
time.
The suspect who assaulted
Sumpler with the knife was
described as a black male around
18 years old and 6 feet 2 inches
tall, with a medium build, a
black T-shirt and green shorts.
Sumpler said the second assail-
ant was about the same age,
approximately S feet 11 inches
tall with a medium build and
was wearing a black T-shirt and
pants. Both men were wearing
black ski masks.
The second robbery took
place near Jarvis and Fourth
Street early Saturday at 3:30 a.m.
The victim, Patrick Toupees,
22 and a resident of White Hall
said his leather chain wallet was
ripped from his person.
Toupees described the victim
as a 6-foot-2-inch black male who
was wearing baggy black jeans
and a white long-sleeved shirt.
Toupees said the suspect took his
ECU OneCard, a debit card and
his dorm room key.
The police report indicated
that Toupees did not notify police
until 12hours later because he "was
intoxicated and wanted to sleep
"College students who are
walking alone have often been
victims of these kinds of crimes
said Sgt. Sharri Williams,
Greenville police spokesperson.
"(If Ij were leaving a store at
night, I would take another route
Williams warns students
walking alone who may be intoxi-
cated can become easy targets and
that they should always be care-
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Iraqi children receive school materials from Greenville
Video tape shows
gratitude from village
children, residents
KRISTIN DAY
ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR
o
FYI
According to the Small Business
and Technology Development Center
Web site, 10,000 people In North
Carolina have benefited from SBTDC
help. They have leveraged $80
million In capital.
SFC Smith hands out school supplies donated by the ECU community.
to the people there the need is
tremendous
Last spring, Smith sent out an
e-mail asking for help donating
supplies to the Iraqi schools.
"Let's show them that in spite
of all the violence and adversity
that they face in their daily lives
that Americans care Smith said
in the e-mail.
Jane Rahm, employer rela-
tions specialist with student pro-
fessional development, contacted
Leslie Craigle, director of market-
ing for business services who has
coordinated ECU's holiday drive
for 10 years, to begin gathering
donations on campus and from
the community.
Craigle made flyers that
included Smith's e-mail, a wish
list and a picture of Smith with
Iraqi school children. Craigle also
set up donation stations with the
Sgt. First Class with the NC
Army National Guard Jimmy
Smith, who returned from Iraq
in December, revealed the impact
ECU's donations to Iraqi school
children had on local villages.
Smith said when he first
went to Iraq, he noticed how
impoverished the villages were,
especially the schools. He said
some schools had nothing more
than a blackboard.
"You've got a country being
rebuilt from scratch said Smith.
"The poor here (in America
live in relative luxury compared
help of the office of student pro-
fessional development. Stations
were set up from Memorial Day
weekend to June 14 at the Wright
Building, the Old Cafeteria Com-
plex, the Student Professional
Development building, Univer-
sity Printing, Materials Manage-
ment and the medical bookstore
at Brody. Rahm got additional
donation boxes set up at local
businesses including Wal-Mart,
Target and Office Depot. ECU's
Phi Delta Kappa chapter also
donated a total of $300 used to
buy more supplies.
Craigle said people donated
everything from paper, cray-
ons and magic markers to black-
board paint. Craigle and Rahm
sorted out the donations and
gave them to the National Guard.
Rahm said by the end of the drive
they had a van load of supplies.
The National Guard took
the donations and sent them
to where Smith was stationed,
approximately SO miles northeast
of Baghdad. Smith and the other
soldiers then took the supplies to
schools in nearby villages. They
gave a toy and some school sup-
plies to each child and teacher.
In a video Smith made during
his nine and a half month stay in
Iraq, he captures the process of
passing out the donations. The
video depicts the poverty of the
schools. Small classrooms do not
hold many students and it appears
as though many age groups learn
in the same classroom.
Smith said he cannot say for
sure how their educational system
works, but he saw a pattern in
many classrooms different from
the schools in the United States.
"You tend to find the girls
in separate classrooms than the
boys you tend to see the ages
grouped together Smith said.
During the video a sign read-
ing "Welcome to our school
Zanyari" greeted the soldiers in
one village. Children gathered
around a soldier in another vil-
lage grabbing at supplies while
he attempted to hand them out.
Meanwhile a solider stood off to
the side watching for any sign
of violence. Afterward, the kids
stood in a row with smiles on
their faces and thumbs in the air
for the camera.
"I think it (the donation
drive had a tremendous impact
on the children Smith said.
The video also shows soldiers
with roses the Iraqi people gave
them.
"It's things you ordinarily
don't get to see Smith said.
Smith said the video com-
bats the idea that all Iraqis hate
Americans.
"As you can see that's not the
case. There are some people who
were very thankful Smith said.
"There are a lot of people fi
being helped that the American �
public just isn't aware of t.
Smith said they received some a
donations from other schools and 1
offices, but the ECU drive was by g
far the biggest.
Craigle was satisfied as well
after seeing the pictures from Iraq.
"It was really nice to see that
we were having a positive effect
Craigle said.
Rahm said this was an impor-
tant project because it shows the
children that American soldiers
are there to help.
"When they're grown, their
opinions are made and it's really
hard to change their hearts
Rahm said.
Craigle said even though the
project is minuscule when com-
pared to what the U.S. military
does every day, it was still impor-
tant for the community.
"It was important for people
here on campus and locally to
be able to do something overseas
and have a small part in helping
out Craigle said.
Smith is currently working to
find a place and time for students
on campus to view the video he
made in Iraq.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian. com.
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THURSDAY March 31 2005
Announcements
AA Meetings
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings
will be held every Thursday at 11:30
am In 14 Mendenhall Student
Center. For more information, call
760-500-8918.
2005 GPDSpecial
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 PeeUee
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.
H0SA Meeting
HOSA will hold a monthly meeting
Tuesday, April 5 from4.30-5p.m. in
241 Mendenhall Student Center.
Members will be discussing
Relay for Life fundraising. For
more information, please contact
joellenb@gmail.com.
Technology Fair
The Laupus Library at ECU is
sponsoring a technology fair
called Technology to Go Mobile
Healthcare at ECU" April 6 from 9
am. - 5 p.m. in the Brady School
of Medicine. The fair will exhibit the
latest technology integrated into
health care providers' practices.
Seminars will be held in the Brady
Auditorium and exhibits will be in 2W-
40 Brady Medical Sciences Budding.
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. Komen 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 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.
News Briefs
Local
Dispatcher who lost Job files suit
against NC cohabitation law
WILMINGTON, NC - A former Pender
County sheriffs dispatcher who quit
her job after her boss found out
she was living with her boyfriend
has challenged North Carolina's
nearly 200-year-old law against
cohabitation.
The legal arm of the American Civil
Liberties Union of North Carolina
filed the lawsuit Monday on behalf of
Debora Hobbs.
The lawsuit in Pender County Superior
Court seeks to abolish the law
that prohibits unmarried, unrelated
adults of the opposite sex from living
together. North Carolina Is one of
seven states with such a law.
"Enforcing such a law just defies
logic and common sense said
Jennifer Rudinger, executive director
of the ACLU-NC Legal Foundation.
"We've come a long way in terms
of recognizing privacy rights. The
government has no business
meddling in the private relationships
of consenting adults
Hobbs had been living with her
boyfriend for about three years when
she was hired as a Pender County
911 dispatcher in February 2004.
When Sheriff Carson Smith learned
of her living situation, she was told to
get married, move out or find another
job, Hobbs said.
The couple decided, for personal and
financial reasons, they didn't want
to marry. She chose to quit last May
rather than be fired.
Hobbs declined to comment Monday
about the lawsuit, saying she wanted
to speak to her lawyers first. She is
represented by lawyers for the ACLU as
well as attorneys with the New York law
firm Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft.
Apex youth minister charged
with exploiting minor
RALEIGH, NC - A Presbyterian youth
minister is charged with exploitation
of a minor by authorities who say he
sent pornographic pictures by e-mail
to a 16-year-old In Illinois.
Jeffrey Morgan Smith, 41, of Apex
was held on $1 million bail, charged
Tuesday with nine counts of second-
degree exploitation of a minor and
one of third-degree exploitation.
Arrest warrants accuse Smith of
sending pornographic photos of boys
to the teenager, who lives in Rockford,
III. Investigators don't believe he took
or created the photos, Apex police
Sgt. Ann Moore said.
Smith also had a pornographic
picture of the Illinois youth, the
warrants said.
Apex police began investigating
in early March, when authorities In
Rockford said an Apex resident had
exchanged pornographic photos with
someone in their city.
Smith's home was searched March
15 by detectives who seized items
Including a video camcorder, a digital
camera, various papers Including
church documents and computers,
a search warrant said.
Smith worked as a pastor for youth
and family at Peace Presbyterian
Church in Cary, a parish of the
Presbyterian Church in America,
church officials said.
Church officials said Smith had no
computer in his church office.
National
Federal court rejects latest
appeal by Schlavo's parents
PINELLAS PARK, Fla. - With time
running out for Terri Schlavo, a federal
appeals court Wednesday rejected
her parents' latest attempt to get the
brain-damaged woman's feeding
tube reconnected.
The Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit
Court of Appeals agreed to consider
an emergency bid by Bob and Mary
Schindler for a new hearing in their
case, raising a flicker of hope for the
parents after a series of setbacks
in the case. But the court rejected
the bid 15 hours later - the fourth
time since last week the court ruled
against the Schindlers.
"Any further action by our court or
the district court would be improper
Judge Stanley F Birch Jr. wrote. "While
the members of her family and the
members of Congress have acted in
a way that is both fervent and sincere,
the time has come for dispassionate
discharge of duty
Birch went on to scold President
Bush and Congress for their
attempts to intervene in the judicial
process, by saying: "In resolving
the Schiavo controversy, it is my
judgment that, despite sincere and
altruistic motivation, the legislative
and executive branches of our
government have acted in a manner
demonstrably at odds with our
Founding Fathers' blueprint for the
governance of a free people - our
Constitution
To be granted, the parents' request
would have needed the support of
seven of the court's 12judges.Thecourt
did not disclose the vote breakdown.
The Schindlers visited their
daughter Wednesday morning
at her hospice and urged their
supporters to keep trying. "I was
pleasantly surprised by what I saw
Bob Schindler said. "So she's still
fighting, and we'll keep fighting
"We know that some of her organs
are still functioning. It's not too
late he said.
In requesting a new hearing, the
Schindlers argued that a federal judge
in Tampa should have considered the
entire state court record and not
whether previous Florida court rulings
met legal standards under state law.
Son of tribal chairman may be
charged with conspiracy
RED LAKE, Minn. - A government
official says prosecutors are
considering a conspiracy charge
against the son of an Indian tribal
leader in last week's deadly school
shooting, but federal authorities
refuse to say what role the teen may
have played in the killings.
Louis Jourdain, 16, the son of Red
Lake Band of Chippewa Chairman
Floyd Jourdain Jr appeared in federal
court in Duluth Tuesday. The hearing
was closed to reporters and court
officials would not comment because
it was a juvenile proceeding.
A government official briefed on the
investigation told The Associated
Press that prosecutors were
considering charging the teen as
an adult with conspiracy to commit
murder. That official spoke on
condition of anonymity because the
investigation is ongoing.
The Washington Post, citing family
members and law enforcement
officials, reported the conspiracy
charge was already filed.
Jourdain's attorney, Jon Hopeman, told
the AP he could not comment because
it was a juvenile proceeding.
Jeff Weise, 16, killed his grandfather
and the grandfather's companion,
then went to Red Lake High School
and killed five students, a teacher and
a guard, before killing himself. It was
the worst U.S. school shooting since
the attacks by a pair of students at
Columbine High in Colorado In 1999.
International
Car bomb In western
Baghdad kills one
(AP) BAGHDAD, Iraq - A car bomb
exploded Wednesday in western
Baghdad, killing one person and
injuring at least six others, and
attackers opened fire on Shiite
pilgrims heading to a major religious
festival that draws some 1.5 million
people.
The car bomb struck near a U.S.
convoy in Baghdad's Abu Ghraib
neighborhood, said police Lt. Akram
Al Zawobaie. No coalition soldiers
were Injured, the U.S. military said.
Near Mahaweel, about 35 miles
south of Baghdad, gunmen opened
fire on Shiite pilgrims, killing one and
injuring two, police Capt. Muthana
al-Furati said.
The pilgrims were among thousands
of Shiites filling roads across Iraq as
they headed to Karbala to celebrate
the al-Arbaeen religious festival
Thursday. The holiday mark the
end of a 40-day mourning period
for one of the Shiite religion's most
important saints, the grandson of
Islam's Prophet Muhammad, Imam
Hussein, who was killed in a seventh-
century battle.
Officials have feared violence during
the gathering, with two attacks
against pilgrims reported Monday.
During one, In Musayylb, 40 miles
south of Baghdad, a suicide bomber
on a bicycle blew himself up near
a police patrol protecting pilgrims,
killing two policemen.
The other bombing took place at the
Imam al-Khedher shrine compound
in Khalis, 50 miles north of Baghdad.
That attack killed a pilgrim and
wounded two other people.
Authorities say about 1,000 dead
In latest Indonesian earthquake
GUNUNG SITOLI, Indonesia -
Firefighters freed a man trapped in
a crumpled house on remote Nlas
Island Wednesday, 36 hours after he
was buried In rubble. As the first foreign
military help arrived, officials said an
estimated 1,000 people had died in
the region's latest large earthquake.
Residents swarmed over collapsed
buildings in Nias island's main town
of Gunung Sitoli, searching frantically
for survivors of the country's second
catastrophe in three months, after
December's massive quake and
tsunami.
French firefighters from the agency
Firefighters Without Borders - who
rushed to the island from Aceh
province's west coast - used a car
jack to free the legs of 25-year-old
television repairman Jansen Silalalahi,
who had been pinned between a
motorbike and a cupboard.
As he was lifted out of the rubble of
what was once a three-story building,
Silalalahi smiled weakly and gave a
thumbs-up.
"People knew I was there but it was
difficult to reach me. I kept screaming
whenever I heard anyone said
Silalalahi, who did not appear to be
badly injured. "I feel relief because
now I am safe
The improvised rescue highlighted
the crisis situation officials face here:
there are thousands of collapsed
buildings and no machinery to help
search through the rubble for survivors.
Flu season slowing down for the year
Doctors still concerned
over vaccinations
KRISTIN DAY
ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR
As the flu season comes to a
close, doctors continue to stress
the importance of vaccinations
and prepare for next year.
Michelle Camarena, nurse
manager at Student Health
Center, said the flu season has
slowed down significantlv.
"You'll see a few stragglers
but for the most part the worst of
it is over said Camarena.
She said compared to last
year, this flu season was not as
extreme. The Student Health
Center reported fewer than 300
cases since Christmas break.
"That sounds like a lot, but
when you consider that the stu-
dent health service typically has
more t han 3,000 visits a mom h, it's
not that many Camarena said.
Dr. John H. Marrow, direc-
tor of Pitt County Health, said
this flu season is similar to two
years ago. He said the number of
cases has peaked across the state
but now is beginning to decline,
although it is hard to estimate an
actual number because influenza
is not a "reportable communi-
cable disease However, Marrow
said Pitt County has one of the
best surveillance systems in the
state for influenza-like illness.
"The University Health
Center participates, as well as
several private providers in the
county, in providing public
health with weekly data on how
many patients appear to have
influenza said Marrow.
"Some of these patients
are also cultured for influenza
through the State Public Health
Laboratory
Camarena said they cannot
estimate how many ECU stu-
dents got the flu because many
of them stay at home, but she
thinks many students go to the
Student Health Center because it
is convenient.
The nation-wide vaccine
shortage put a strain on many
medical facilities across the coun-
try. A manufacturing facility in
Liverpool that makes the vacci-
nation Fluvirin had their license
suspended due to concerns of
contamination.
"They couldn't ship to the
United States and they supplied
more than 50 percent of the U.S.
flu vaccines Camarena said.
"The other SO percent of
vaccines) from other companies
went to the high-risk areas and
everybody else got what was left
The Student Health Center
didn't know if they would receive
any vaccines this year. When
they did, they could only give
vaccinations to high-risk patients.
According to Camarena, people
ate considered at high risk if
they have a chronic health prob-
lem, such as asthma or chronic
bronchitis, if they are pregnant
or have some other chronic
disease like multiple sclerosis.
The elderly and very young are
also i high risk. While healthy
people will be sick for about 10
days from influenza, high-risk
people could die.
Marrow said the vaccination
process went relatively smoothly
at the Pitt County Health Depart-
ment.
"We did a good job of vaccinat-
ing our county's high risk popula-
tion this year, despite the limited
vaccine supply Marrow said.
"The vaccine is also well-
matched to the prevalent strain
of flu virus that is affecting
communities. This is a type A flu
called the Fujian strain
This vaccine protects against
three strains of flu: Two type As
and one type B.
Camarena said a vaccination
is only good for one year and is
redeveloped each season to pre-
vent the strains that are predicted
to be the most dangerous at the
time. To prepare for next year,
student health services is look-
ing to split vaccine shipments
between two companies.
To stay healthy next flu
season, Camarena suggests stu-
dents should always wash their
hands, cover their mouths when
coughing and sneezing, rest,
drink lots of fluids and have a
healthy lifestyle. Many students
who survived the season influ-
enza-free said they followed
similar rules to stay healthy.
"I took vitamins, drank
orange juice and tried to stay
away from sick people said
Heather Harrison, senior market-
ing major.
"I exercise, drink water, wash
my hands and take multi-vita-
mins said Sean Hildreth, fresh-
man theatre major.
Laura McCarn, freshman
special education major, said she
eats right and has good sleeping
habits.
Marrow said even though it is
now spring, there is still a chance
to catch the flu.
"Remember the flu can come
more than one time a year, so
it is still a good Idea to get vac-
cinated if you haven't been yet
Marrow said. ,
Marrow said the Pitt County
Health Department and the
University Health Center have
flu shots available. The Student
Health Center ran out toward the
end of February.
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news@theeastcarolinian.com.
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Five-year plan laid out for
local greenway systems
Two women exercise on the existing greenway system. FROGGS
plan is to add 10 miles throughout Greenville.
Greenville community
involved in planning
SHANNON KEITH
STAFF WRITER
A five-year priority plan to
add an additional 10 miles of
greenways throughout the city
is in the process of becoming a
reality with the continual effort
of the local organization Friends
of Greenville Greenways.
FROGGS, a non-profit orga-
nization incorporated in 2004,
hopes they will soon receive
their non-profit status from the
government so they will be able
to start raising and donating
money to assist the city in the
development and construction
of a comprehensive greenway
system.
The group was founded after
the city of Greenville sponsored
the Greenway Master Plan in
2003 in response to the severe
shortage of greenways in the
area.
This master plan, although
aimed at constructing 120 miles
of greenways throughout the
city, is scheduled to take approxi-
mately 23 years to complete.
"There are only 2.5 miles of
greenways in the whole city of
Greenville, which is pitiful for a
city of 60,000 people said Jill
Twark, president of FROGGS.
Members of FROGGS hope
they can shorten the project time
to 10 - 15 years.
"I think if we can get even 10
miles built in the next five years
we will be looking a whole lot
better Twark said.
The group is in the process
of discussing various strategies
that will enable them to pro-
mote their cause to the general
public.
First are plans for activating
the group's Web site, froggs.org.
The site will be active within
two weeks and will provide up-
to-date information about the
group's activities and progress.
Two upcoming events open
to the public are taking place in
April to promote awareness of
the organization and help gain
more community support.
April 16, representatives from
FROGGS will be at the Interna-
tional Festival from 11 a.m. - 4
p.m. on the Town Commons.
FROGGS will also be hosting
a Treasure Hunt April 17, from 2
- 4 p.m.
The Treasure Hunt will
feature various prizes hidden
along the 2.5 miles of greenways
throughout Greenville, giving
participants an opportunity to
explore the natural settings that
the trails provide.
Twark hopes that through
these events, FROGGS will be
able to foster the public's aware-
ness of the importance of green-
ways and the many advantages
to Greenville residents in having
an adequate greenway system
within the city.
"We would like to connect
the entire city on this greenwav
system Twark said.
"It provides people with'a
safe alternative to riding or walk-
ing on the street
Students who wish to get
involved are encouraged to
attend the upcoming events and
learn more about the organiza-
tion and the greenway project
as a whole.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian. com.
Women's Studies program
to host Conference
Event will feature
students and speakers
from Southeast
CASSIEDARKES
STAFF WRITER
The South Eastern Women's
Studies Association 2005 confer-
ence is being held at ECU.
The name of the event is "Bou-
dicca's Legacy: Feminist Champi-
ons and the Future of Feminism
The event, sponsored by
the Thomas Harriot College of
Arts and Sciences and hosted by
ECU's Women's Studies program,
is held at different universities
each year. This will be the second
time ECU has hosted the event.
"The reason we asked to hold
the event at ECU this year was
because it is the 20th anniversary
of the women's studies program
here said Cheryl Dudasik-
Wiggs, professor of women's
studies and co-director of ECU's
Women's Studies Program.
The event will feature approx-
imately 100 feminist scholars.
"We have a diverse group
speaking at the event Dudasik-
Wiggs said.
"There are some sessions
about activism, like women
against OLF and some sessions
about violence and Dancers for
Universal Peace are going to
perform as a sort of relaxation
to the audience
The event will span a three-
day period from April 7 - 9.
The main speakers include
Michelle Cliff, Winona LaDuke
and Peter Romary.
"Winona LaDuke describes
herself as a native environmen-
talist Dudasik-Wiggs said.
"She works with Native
Americans to help the environ-
ment and people
Peter Romary, a local attor-
ney who does pro-bono work to
help women, will speak during
the third day's session.
"Peter Romary was honored
by Lifetime Television last year as
one of 52 men who have worked
to end violence against women
Dudasik-Wiggs said.
Aside from the primary
speakers, there are going to be
different panel and roundtable
sessions. These events allow tht-
audience to listen to works the-
speakers have produced and to
participate in discussions.
Dudasik-Wiggs said the
events will not be like sitting and
listening to a lecture - most of
the sessions are reading sessions
and discussion sessions.
Dudasik-Wiggs hopes thjs
event will help make the wom-
en's studies program and other
programs like the one at ECU,
more known to the public.
"We have been here for 20
years now and there are still
students and even people who
work here who do not know the
program exists - or they believe
the stereotypes they have heard
Dudasik-Wiggs said.
Heather Holt, sophomore
biology major, said she did not
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know a women's studies program
existed until she heard about the
upcoming event.
"I think it is good that ECU is
hosting an event like this because
the students need to realize they
have many different options
on campus as far as majors and
scholarships goes said Holt.
The first event will be held
Thursday, April 7. This session
includes Caribbean author
Michelle Cliff. After her speech,
there will be a reception and
book signing session. This is the
only event that will take place
on campus and be free to the
public.
The next two days begin ,
at 8 a.m. and end at 5:15 p.m. '
There are many different ses-
sions taking place during these
two days giving attendees many
options. The sessions range from
yoga instruction to panels of stu-
dent and scholar discussions.
VVinona LaDuke will speak
Friday, April 8 at 8 p.m.
This writer can be contacted at
newi@theeaitcarolinian.com.
RObbery from page
ful around ATM machines and
not carry large amounts of cash.
"Suspects think that college
kids will have money on them
Williams said.
Jennifer Bogart, 21 and a
business management major,
said people should only travel
in groups.
"Girls should probably carry
a whistle Bogart said.
"People are more vulnerable
when traveling alone
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian.com.
Johnnie Cochran Jr who won
acquittal for O.J. Simpson, dies
Cochran relaxes before speaking
to students at Winston-Salem
State University in 1999.
(AP) LOS ANGELES �John-
nie L. Cochran Jrs legal career
representing both victims of
police abuse and celebrities
in peril converged under the
media glare when he success-
fully defended O.J. Simpson from
murder charges.
Cochran, who was diagnosed
with an inoperable brain tumor
in December 2003, died Tuesday
at his home in the Los Feliz area
of Los Angeles. He was 67.
With his gift for courtroom
oratory, Cochran became known
for championing the causes of
black defendants and for the
iconic phrase, "If it doesn't fit,
you must acquit in Simpson's
murder trial.
"He was a brilliant strategist
who never lost touch with the
common man said Sanford
Rubinstein, a former colleague.
"He took particular pride in
standing up with those who
were wrongfully treated. He
truly loved people and the public
adored him
While Cochran represented
celebrities who included profes-
sional football players and rap-
pers, he also stuck up for - as one
colleague put it - the "common
man
Cochran represented a Hai-
tian immigrant tortured by New
York police, a 19-year-old black
woman who was shot a dozen
times by police as she sat in a
locked car and a white trucker
who was videotaped being beaten
by a mob during the 1992 Los
Angeles riots.
He proudly displayed copies
in his office of the multimil-
lion-dollar checks he won for
ordinary citizens who said they
were abused by police.
"The clients I've cared about
the most are the No Js, the ones
who nobody knows he once said.
Over the years, Cochran rep-
resented football great Jim Brown
on rape and assault charges,
actor Todd Bridges on attempted
murder charges, rappers Tupac
Shakur on a weapons charge,
Snoop Dogg on a murder charge
and Sean "P. Diddy" Combs on
gun and bribery charges stem-
ming from a nightclub shoot-
ing.
Cochran used the "if it
doesn't fit" phrase in his closing
argument at the Simpson trial,
describing the moment when the
former football player tried on
bloodstained "murder gloves" to
show jurors they did not fit. One
glove was found at the murder
scene - the defense said racist
police planted the other glove at
Simpson's home.
Jurors found Simpson not
guilty of the 1994 slayings of his
ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson
and her friend Ronald Gold-
man.
"I've got to say, I don't think
I'd be home today without John-
nie Simpson said Tuesday by
telephone from Florida. "I always
tell people, if your kids or your
loved ones got in trouble, you
would want Johnnie. Even his
adversaries respected him
After Simpson's acquittal,
Cochran appeared on countless
TV talk shows, was awarded
his own show on cable's Court
TV, traveled the world giving
speeches and was parodied in
films and on such TV shows as
"Seinfeld" and "South Park
In other cases, Cochran also
represented former Black Panther
Elmer "Geronimo" Pratt, who
spent 27 years in prison for a
murder he didn't commit. When
Cochran helped Pratt win his
freedom in 1997 he called the
moment "the happiest day of my
life practicing law
He won a $760,000 award In
a wrongful death lawsuit filed by
the family of Ron Settles, a black
college football star who died in
police custody in 1981. Cochran
challenged police claims that
Settles hanged himself in jail
after a speeding arrest. The play-
er's body was exhumed and an
autopsy revealed that Settles had
been choked.
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family of Tyisha Miller, a 19-year-
old black woman shot to death
by Riverside police who said she
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AMANDA Q. UNGERFELT Editor In Chief
THURSDAY March 31, 2005
Our View
Women often forgotten
on road to Final Four
Many sports fans are drooling this week
over the upcoming Rnal Four tournament
for men's NCAA basketball. With skilled
teams such as North Carolina, Michigan
State, Illinois and Louisville competing for
the national championship, the amount of
attention and accolade these teams receive
is no doubt warranted. It is no surprise that
the championship game April 4 is the day
most people are eagerly waiting for.
The following day fans will celebrate the
day after a great victory and anxiously wait
another March for more championship
madness. But why wait? The women's finals
are April 5.
TEC challenges every person who intends
to watch the men's finals to also watch the
women's finals and judge them not as ath-
letes of equal talent. Many may be surprised
to find the games are just as exciting as
the men's.
At press time, the women are down to the
their Final Four: LSU, Tennessee, Baylor
and Michigan State. These four teams are
incredibly talented and the championship
game is definitely a must-see moment in
sports television.
Some of the statistics surrounding women's
Division I basketball are so outstanding that
they surpass many of the accomplishments
of the men's teams. For example, Louisiana
Tech and Tennessee have appeared in the
tournament every year since 1982 - that
makes 24 appearances in a row.
Pat Summitt, women's head coach for Ten-
nessee, surpassed Dean Smith's win record
during the second round of this year's tour-
nament with an overall record of 880-171 in
only 31 years. Smith's record when he retired
was 879-254 overall during his 36 years with
UNC Chapel Hill.
So take a break from celebrating (or moping)
the day after the men's championships and
watch what the women can do. You just
might get hooked on women's basketball
for life.
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KRISTIN MURNANE
ASSISTANT FEATURES EDITOR
I was shamelessly tuning into MTV
the other night when I saw a preview
for a new reality show called "PoweR
Girls
No, this isn't a show giving you a
glimpse into the everyday lives of super-
heroes - just the lives of four "up-and-
coming" public relations specialists
who work for a Lizzie Grubman at her
PR firm in New York City.
As a public relations major myself,
I was excited to see the topic I've been
studying for the last three years is
now hip enough to make it onto MTV.
Holy cow, I had to tune in. I must tune
In. I could hardly contain myself. For
the next 30 minutes I sat staring, in
shock at how inaccurately the station
portrayed a career that I hold in such
high esteem.
In this particular episode, the girls
had the benefit of traveling out to the
Hamptons and working at P-Diddy's
annual summer bash. That's pretty
exciting for an entry-level job. But
after about five minutes of tuning in,
my head began to hurt. The rest of the
episode was useless bickering back and
forth between the girls over whose boy-
friend would sleep where. The climax
of the half-hour disaster occurred when
one of the girls met Paris Hilton and left
with her in her limo at the end of the
night, only to be called a "stalker" in
the gossip columns the next day. Wei-
really like?
come back to high school everyone.
In my three years at this lovely
establishment we call ECU, I've learned
that working in public relations requires
hard work, dedication and research and
persuasion skills.
Public relations practitioners are a
major part of businesses, helping to pro-
mote their clients. I never envisioned it
as a job surrounded by grown-up, rude
girls whining over how excruciatingly
hard it is to sort names on a guest list.
How very naive of me.
Another show with an equally poor
portrayal of real world jobs is "Will and
Grace Will is a lawyer, but not once
(and I've seen the DVD series of each
season and like the show) is Will seen
in a courtroom. He's seen in his office
chatting with friends and going out to
dinner with other, more businesslike
people. Just because the man has an
office and throws in a few lawyer-type
words like "habeas corpus" and "mal-
practice" doesn't make it a precise rep-
resentation of people in the law field.
Then again this is Hollywood, the
land of plastic people, so why would we
expect any real world representations
out of anything they produce?
In My Opinion
Grad rates are March's true madness
(KRT) � The Big Dance should be
renamed the Big Dunce.
As many of us watched the NCAA
Division I men's basketball tournament
these last few weeks, most of us did not
hear about a recent report on the gradu-
ation rates of the tournament's players.
It is a scandal, to say the least.
Not only were the overall gradua-
tion rates for most schools poor for all
students, but the rates for black players
were even more disturbing.
Richard Lapchick, director of
the University of Central Florida's
Institute for Diversity and Ethics in
Sports, compiled the report based on
graduation rates from 1993-1998. He
pulled no punches in his comments
when considering the racial disparity
in the numbers. "When an African-
American comes to a campus with the
expectation of getting a degree and
making the pros, he often leaves with
neither Lapchick wrote for the Orlando
Sentinel.
Some of the nation's most suc-
cessful programs on the court have
been complete failures in the class-
room.
According to Lapchick's report, of
the 65 Division I teams that qualified
for the Big Dance this year, 42 didn't
even graduate 50 percent of their play-
ers in the reporting period. Five of the
participating schools graduated less
than 10 percent of its black players.
What's more, half of the schools have
a disparity in graduation rates between
white and black players of 20 percent or
more. At two schools, the disparity rate
was 50 percent. The overall graduation
rate in 1997 for black athletes in NCAA
schools was only 42 percent.
Although black players make up a
significant percent of many Division
I men's basketball programs (between
60 percent and 70 percent in any
given year), it should still be troubling
to know, as the report showed, that
most black student-athletes in these
programs did not graduate.
With the growing commercializa-
tion of Division I basketball programs,
demand has increased for coaches who
can "succeed" by winning games and
by earning money for their programs.
Partly as a result, graduation rates have
taken a back seat.
While it is not the schools' legal
responsibility to see to it that these
student-athletes apply themselves and
graduate from college, it is their moral
responsibility.
The NCAA and many schools are
making millions off the backs of the
talented players they lure to their uni-
versities. The NCAA makes $6 billion
from its current 11-year contract with
CBS. The network, in return, gets the
rights to broadcast the post-season
tournament through 2014.
Successful teams eventually get
some trickle down from the NCAA
but much of a school's revenue comes
from regular-season games, individual
television or radio deals, ticket sales,
luxury boxes and corporate sponsor-
ships. During the 2002-2003 season,
seven of the top programs earned more
than $12 million in revenue, according
to CNN Money.
Is it too much to ask that some of
that revenue be invested in the young
student-athletes?
In My Opinion
Tighter personal-data security isn't enough
(KRT) � ChoicePoint and
other commercial data brokers are
working to convince Congress that
security is the only issue with the
massive breaches that exposed sen-
sitive personal information about
thousands of individuals. They argue
that if they simply keep a tighter lid on
the personal records they have amassed
on virtually every American adult,
the data won't fall into the hands of
identity thieves and other crooks. End
of problem.
While tightening security is neces-
sary, it is not sufficient.
By now, everyone knows that
ChoicePoint and other brokers have
compiled billions of records with the
most private details of individuals'
lives. What the breaches exposed is the
extent to which businesses routinely
use those records to make decisions
that affect the lives of unsuspecting
individuals. Pretty much any business
in America can get access to the data
and use it to grant or deny employ-
ment, housing, insurance, access to
an airplane, access to a public facility
and participation in scores of other
activities.
When the records held by brokers
are inaccurate, and they often are, indi-
viduals can be denied economic oppor-
tunities or even basic rights. And those
who are treated unfairly have no way
to find out why and no opportunity to
correct mistakes in their files.
It was precisely these kinds of con-
cerns that prompted Congress to.enact
strict regulations for the credit report-
ing industry in the 1970s. As a result,
credit bureaus must ensure that records
are accurate, give consumers access to
their files, limit the purposes for which
they are used and follow other rules
that guarantee fairness and due process
for individuals.
But the data brokers have created
a parallel industry that evades those
regulations, even though the com-
panies often serve functions that are
indistinguishable from those of credit
bureaus.
Fortunately, some lawmakers under-
stand this. Bills by Rep. Ed Markey,
D-Mass and Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla
would establish regulations for data
brokers that are grounded on the prin-
ciples that govern the credit-reporting
industry.
Pirate Rant
Note from the Rant Manager:
There were some glitches with our
submission form at the beginning
of the week. If you didn't see your
Rant this week, please re-submit.
Thank you.
Where are the great dancers
that used to line the streets to get
into the Cavern? I was in there
Friday night and I couldn't find
anyone who could back, back,
back it up. How am I supposed
to practice for the Wayne Robson
Project if I don't have anyone to
move and groove with?
In a fight between President
Bush and the Incredible Hulk, the
Hulk is at an obvious disadvan-
tage because if he were fighting
the president, he'd have to do it
with Toby Keith's boot in a com-
promising position.
To the idiot who thinks the
flu is caused by bacteria: Take
a biology class before you start
telling other people how diseases
are contracted.
What is the point of having
online registration if Onestop
never works during the registra-
tion period?
I hope the person who called
Iraq a success was being sarcastic.
I'll tell you exactly when Iraq will
become a success - when their
elected government actually con-
venes for once and our troops can
get the hell out of there.
Wow, I never knew Tony
McKee was a doctor and quali-
fied to comment on what Mrs.
Schiavo can or cannot feel.
Hey Tony McKee: You are way
out of line accusing everyone of
killing Teri Schiavo. If your rea-
soning actually works in the real
world then I blame you for all the
bad things that happen to me.
Are any of our students' par-
ents teaching them manners? I'm
talking about the common cour-
tesy of allowing elderly people to
get off of the elevator first, giving
them a seat, holding the door for
them, etc. What's with our "enti-
tlement" generation? We think
we're entitled to everything
- cable TV, new cars, cool Spring
Break vacations, cell phones,
iPods, disrespecting the elderly,
etc.
Let's put Tony McKee in a
"Persistent Vegetative State" and
see how he likes his new life.
To the person who was won-
dering where the girls are who
love to fish and have a boat: Well,
I'm out here. But because I don't
wear a size two and look like I fell
out of Abercrombie Quarterly you
don't want to see me.
Smile for once - it's spring.
Hulk vs. Bush: That's
easy. Bush would win. All Bush
has to do to get rid of something
green is sign legislation - look at
ANWR.
To all of the too-smart-for-
your-own-good college students
who continue to spend your time
bashing Bush: Be thankful. Be
thankful that your over-privi-
leged self is sitting in a tempera-
ture-controlled room typing on
a new computer and not going
through the hell of what could
be if he wasn't president. There's
a reason why he's running the
country, and you're not.
Hey, TEC: What happened to
the crossword puzzles?
Words are overrated. All
Bush needs to beat the Hulk is
one phrase: "I suspect the Hulk
has weapons of mass destruc-
tion At this, the Justice League
swings into action and whoops
up on Hulk.
What is "Sponge Bob Square
Pants" teaching our children?
His pants aren't square, they're
rectangular.
Registration is slowly driv-
ing me insane. I'm running
from building to building to try
and get the classes I need like a
chicken with my head cut off.
There has to be an easier way,
right?
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@theeastcarolinian.
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SCANDURA Features Editor KRISTIN MORNAN
E Assistant Features Editor
THURSDAY March 31, 2005
Local Concerts:
Ashlee Simpson with special
guests Pepper's Ghost and The
Click Five will be performing at
Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte,
Saturday, April Z
Lenny Kravltz will be on stage at
Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte,
Sunday, April 10.
mtvU Campus Invasion Tour
with Muse and Razorllght will be
at the Disco Rodeo in Raleigh,
Wednesday, April 13.
Backstreet Boys featuring Sister
Hazel and Stroke 9 will be playing
at the House of Blues in Myrtle
Beach, Friday, April 15.
Reba McEntire and Brad Paisley
will be performing at the Alltel
Pavilion at Walnut Creek In
Raleigh, Sunday, April 17.
Green Day and My Chemical
Romance will be at the Cricket
Arena in Charlotte, Wednesday,
April 20.
Velvet Revolver featuring
Hoobastank will be playing at
the Alltel Pavilion at Walnut Creek
in Raleigh, Thursday, May 5.
Alan Jackson featuring Sara
Evans and The Wrights will be
performing at the Verizon Wireless
Amphitheatre In Charlotte,
Thursday, May 5.
Sum 41 with Unwritten Law and
Hawthorne Heights will be playing
at the House of Blues in Myrtle
Beach, SC, Thursday, May 5.
The 16th annual HFStival will take
place Saturday, May 14 at M&T
Bank Stadium In Baltimore, Md.
Bands include Foo Fighters, Billy
Idol, Garbage, Coldplay, Good
Charlotte, Sum 41, Unwritten
Law, Louis XIV and many more.
Tickets go on sale Saturday, April
2 from Ticketmaster. Tickets are
$40-65.
Louis XIV and The Killers will be
at the House of Blues In Myrtle
Beach, SC, Friday, June 10.
The Bonnaroo Festival with Dave
Matthews Band, Citizen Cope,
The Allman Brothers Band, The
Black Crowes, Gov't Mule and
many more will take place June
10 -12 in Manchester, Tenn.
Dave Matthews Band will be at the
Alltel Pavilion at Walnut Creek in
Raleigh Wednesday, June 29.
Recipes:
Chicken Florentine Style
4 chicken breasts (no bone, skin)
Salt and ground black pepper
All-purpose flour, for dredging
6 tbs (34 stick) unsalted butter
2 tablespoons shallots, sliced
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1 12 cups dry white wine
1 cup whipping cream
1 tbs chopped fresh parsley
2 packages cut-leaf spinach
Sprinkle chicken with salt and
pepper. Dredge the chicken in
the flour to coat lightly. Melt 2
tablespoons of butter In a heavy
large skillet over medium heat.
Add the chicken and cook until
brown, about 5 minutes per side.
Transfer the chicken to a plate and
tent with foil to keep It warm.
Melt 2 tablespoons of butter In
the same skillet over medium
heal Add the shallots and garlic
and saute until the shallots are
translucent, stirring to scrape up
any browned bits on the bottom
of the skillet, about one minute.
Add the wine. Increase the heat
to medium-high and boil until the
liquid Is reduced by half, about 3
minutes. Add the cream and boil
until the sauce reduces by half,
stirring often, about 3 minutes. Stir
In the parsley. Season the sauce
with salt and pepper, to taste. Add
the chicken and any accumulated
juices to the sauce, stir.
Meanwhile, melt the remaining 2
tablespoons of butter In another
large skillet over medium heat.
Add the spinach and saute until
heated through. Season the
spinach, to taste, with salt and
pepper. Arrange the spinach over
a platter. Race the chicken atop
the spinach. Pour the sauce over
and serve.
Recipe from foodtv.com
WORLD OF WORK
Common
summer
job ideas
Students cash in
KYLEBIUJNGS
STAFF WRITER
The countdown to the days
of summer has begun. Even the
mere thought conjures up images
too appealing to consider in the
extended winter gloom we've
had to deal with. Barbecues,
swimming pools and the ritual-
istic trek to the human sandbox
that is the beach are common
experiences of students. The
escape from frustration, worry
and overall stress of student life
is actually within the near future.
And while some may sit idly
during their time off on the sofa
watching "Looney Tunes" while
consuming the largest bowl pos-
sible of Fruity Pebbles, others go
out and work.
The summer job is an essen- '
tial part of every student's
summer vacation. Students have
even more incentive considering
the dent that nightlife in down-
town Greenville can have on the
wallet. The financial disparity
students feel is often too much
to bear, so a summer job is the
perfect solution.
Restaurants, department
stores and lifeguards are seem-
ingly the most attractive posi-
tions for college students. The
clothing discounts and the rela-
tively low-stress workplace that
come with a job at Abercrombie e
& Fitch or Pacific Sunwear makes 8
it even more appealing. S
S
see SUMMER page A9 Throughout life, as well as in college, people find themselves grabbing for money anywhere they can.
Finding the
perfect
internship
The insider's guide
TOMEKA STEELE
SENIOR WRITER
In order to enter the working
world once students graduate
from college it is essential that
students have prior experience
in their prospective fields. Intern-
ships are the way to gain extra
experience and are sometimes
required to attend certain gradu-
ate programs.
After one has chosen a major
or decided what they want to do
in life, interning is the perfect
way to decide whether that occu-
pation is really a perfect fit. Most
students decide to do their intern-
ships during the summer when
they have a lot of free time.
The first step to finding an
internship that suits your needs is
to prepare a professional resume.
A resume should include your
name, address, e-mail and a
phone number where you can be
contacted. It should also include
education, job experience, any
classes you have taken with sig-
nificance, skills and references.
Once an applicant has a cur-
rent resume, the hunt for the
ideal internship can begin. Many
departments and major programs
at ECU require and encourage
internships, such as the exercise
and sports physiology program,
the history education program
and the foreign languages pro-
gram. Internships are a great
way to figure out if you enjoy
see INTERN page A7
Help Wanted: No experience needed for these jobs
Dog walking can be a fun, lucrative and an unpredictable odd job.
Odd jobs no one thinks
about
SARAH CAMPBELL
STAFF WRITER
Have you ever had a job you
considered a bit out of the ordi-
nary? Well, there are many of
these odd jobs out there.
Students sometimes end up
with odd jobs because most jobs
require higher education and
a lack of it hinders them from
obtaining more desirable careers.
Telemarketing is one example
of an easy job that requires little
experience. Did you know you
can buy your groceries online
from a grocery store and pick
them up when you get there?
Someone will actually go around
with your shopping list and buy
your groceries. This may be a great
advantage for the handicapped or
elderly, but ordinary people are
treading on the lazy side if they
can no longer go inside a grocery
store and buy groceries. However,
the demand for these services is
high considering the growing
number of stores that offer it.
Another job that goes hand
in hand with personal grocery
shopping is personal shopping.
This involves helping clients buy
clothing that is best fitted for
their body type while keeping
in mind current fashion trends
among local stores as well as
celebrity icons. Clothing is not
the only priority however - acces-
sories such as watches, jewelry,
belts and shoes are also essential
wardrobe pieces that personal
shoppers help clients pick out
to ensure fabulous outfits from
head to toe.
Along the lines of making
lives easier, is that interesting
line of work that entails being the
personal trainer to a canine. Dog
walkers can be paid to walk one
dog at a time or to walk a group
of dogs through a service. These
professionals must not only love
dogs but also should be strong
enough that the dog doesn't
walk them. Also along the lines
of personally training a dog is
doggie day care. People who have
see ODD page A8
Channel 23: TV for inquisitive minds
Campus TV going strong
CARMIN BLACK
STAFF WRITER
Hey, guess what? ECU has
its own government-funded
channel. Oh, you didn't know?
That seems to be the going trend
around here. Actually it seems
most people have no idea what
Channel 23 is or what it does for
that matter. A research poll was
taken of 20 students who were
randomly selected and asked,
"So what do you think of Chan-
nel 23?" The responses were
what led to the conclusion that
not enough students know about
Channel 23.
There were 12 who responded
basically, "Huh? What's that?"
Three other people said some-
thing to the effect of, "Oh, yeah,
I know a kid who works for the
station, it's like our school's
'public' channel, right?" One
said, "Honestly I don't want
to be quoted and three other
people said something basi-
cally translating into, "Wait, is
that the band playing tonight
at Pirate Underground?" Out of
those 19 students, one person
actually responded by saying, "1
was actually just watching this
thing onjujltsu
So, as you can see, it's time to
get the word out. Chris Weaver of
academic outreach said, "Chan-
nel 23 is a public cable station
under the city of Greenville
which works through a charter.
The city has a few channels and
the Greenville Public Access
Television board is in charge of
them
The station was started to
Channel 23 provides informative,
create a "non-commercial forum"
for the citizens in our town.
Channels like 23 serve as outlets
for educational institutions and
governmental branches to voice
their first amendment rights of
freedom of speech.
Public Access channels are
available for use by the general
public. Any resident of a city,
which supports a Public Access
channel, may use the resources
of the station to produce and
transmit content to their com-
munity. Public access stations
and production facilities are
usually administered either by
the cable operator or by a third
party designated by the fran-
chising authority, stated by the
GPAT board.
To be a part of the station you
have to sign up.
"It's a class, you need to
sign up in order to get involved,
because this station provides
students with an excellent oppor-
tunity to be taught skills and
work on numerous projects said
Weaver.
One factor many may find
unique is this "operation" is
run by Tracy Blake, a graduate
student. Blake has an internship
program, which trains students
in the day-to-day activities of
exciting shows aimed at students,
broadcasting.
"In this class Tracy runs a
combination of video tapes made
by other organizations, since this
Is a community channel, not
solely an ECU channel, it's more
like informational television
Weaver said.
If you're interested in obtain-
ing an internship with Chan-
nel 23 then contact Elizabeth
Michelle, the person who runs
the communication internship
program.
When working with this
station you'll find that you may
not be tuning your viewers into
"Pimp My Ride" or "The Sopra-
nos rather you will be prepping
for more educational segments
like that of "Army News" and "La
Nuestra
These segments may not seem
like the most exciting televi-
sion ever shown, but one must
remember it is the experience
you are after and the chance
to work with broadcast quality
equipment, shooting segments
and editing various shows. The
shows on Channel 23 really do
have something to offer. Sit down
In your favorite chair and enjoy.
This writer can be contacted at
features0theeastcarolinian.com.
Scores is hosting the BET Comedy Crackup, Thursday, March 31.
BET Comedy Crackup
comes to Greenville
Sleepy Floyd and
Brooklyn Mike are the
featured comedians
TREVOR KIRKENDALL
STAFF WRITER
The BET Comedy Crackup is
coming to Greenville, Thursday,
March 31 at Scores Sports Bar in
downtown Greenville.
This is a great chance to catch
funny comedians because it is
rare to see a good comedy show
in our area. The closest spot to
see the best shows are usually in
Raleigh, but Greenville finally
gets its chance to make you
laugh.
On Thursday, you will be
able to catch two funny up-
and-coming comedians who
have appeared on Comic View
and �ET's Club Comic View
tour. Comedians Sleepy Floyd
and Brooklyn Mike will be the
featured comedians at Scores.
BET is known for finding and
featuring funny, talented come-
dians and these gentlemen are
no different.
Scores is located on Fifth
Street across from LaVista's and
The Cavern. It is one of the
more popular spots in town to
shoot pool and watch the big
game on their large projec-
tion screen. Rarely does Scores
set up their bar to accom-
modate anything other than
billiards and sports but this show
will be a welcome exception
(aside from the weekly open mic
nights).
Advanced tickets are $12 and
$ IS at the door on the day of the
show. Call 7S8-6227 for more
ticket information.
This writer can be contacted at
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I found out about these through
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senior community health educa-
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Preparing students to
serve people's needs
SARAH CAMPBELL
STAFF WRITER
While flipping through the
ECU catalog you may notice
there are various colleges at
ECU that offer each student an
opportunity to explore their
career goals. Each of the col-
leges gives students a chance
to earn bachelor and master's
degrees, minors and gradu-
ate certificates. They are very
diverse, but all hold a common
thread of educational excellence.
"We will give to the rising
generation the purest inheritance
of the nation and better prepara-
tion than has ever been given
to a preceding generation. This
school is an expression of that
determination, it was built by the
people, for the people and may
it ever remain with the people
as a servant of the people said
Robert H. Wright, the first presi-
dent of ECU in the 20O4-2OOS
catalog of ECU.
The ECU College of Human
Ecology was formed July 1, 2003
from the ECU School of Human
and Environmental Sciences and
the Carolyn Freeze Baynes School
of Social Work and Criminal Justice
Studies. This college was estab-
lished "to bring together the disci-
plines that address the individual,
the family and the community.
Having these disciplines together
enhances opportunities to collabo-
rate in the academy, especially in
research and community engage-
ment. It also provides an avenue
for ECU to accomplish its mission
of serving the citizens of eastern
North Carolina and beyond said
Karla 1 lughes, dean and professor of
the college of human ecology.
The college of human ecology
consists of child development and
family relations, criminal justice,
interior design and merchandis-
ing, nutrition and hospitality,
management and social work.
The college of human ecology
has various accreditations from a
wide variety of agencies includ-
ing, American Dietetic Asso-
ciation, Council on Social Work
Education, American Association
of Marriage and Family Therapy,
National Council for Accredita-
tion of Teacher Education, Family
and Consumer Sciences Educa-
tion, State Department of Public
Instruction, Foundation for Inte-
rior Design Education Research,
National Kitchen and Bath Asso-
ciation and the National Associa-
tion for the Education of Young
Children. These accreditations
signify the excellent educational
values of the programs offered by
ihe college of human ecology.
This particular college is also
known for several things. The
department of nutrition and
hospitality management has the
only online master's degree in
nutrition in North Carolina and
the department of child develop-
ment and family relations has the
first Ph.D. program in medical
family therapy in the country.
Also, it has established the inter-
disciplinary tourism center.
"The opportunity to review
everything we do and establish a
process for continuous improve-
ment has been one of the advan-
tages of the reorganization that
occurred when this college was
established Hughes said.
"We are also involved in
the campus strategic planning
process which provides another
avenue for improvement. We
have established a culture of
excellence in the college of
human ecology and therefore,
continuous improvement is part
of what we do
As the college grows it is
essential to have means of
improvement to ensure a qual-
ity atmosphere for students.
Many students know the
Rivers building primarily houses
the college of human ecology,
however Ragsdale and Austin also
provide faculty offices. On 10th
Street they also have a Marriage
and Family Therapy Clinic. So
why the need for the Rivers build-
ing expansion? Well, faculty needs
office space and there was also a
need for a large smart classroom.
The college of human ecol-
ogy is a thriving part of the cur-
riculum of ECU. The education
it offers students will inevitably
influence the lives of individu-
als, communities and families
throughout North Carolina, the
United States and the world by
providing invaluable services.
This writer can be contacted at
features@theeastcarolinian.com.
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Most students at ECU find the
balance between work, school and
paying bills a little tough at times.
Driving to work or not being able
to work around your class schedule
are all common elements of an
off-campus job. For these students
there are on-campus solutions.
Working on campus is one of the
most convenient ways to stay close
to campus and earn some cash. It is
close, safe, flexible and beneficial,
especially when you are living on
campus. Students overlook the
many job opportunities offered at
ECU, whether it is work study, self
help or administrative work.
Work study is a program
offered through financial aid
services where the Federal Work
Study funds are provided to ECU
each year and 75 percent of your
earnings are paid with federal
funding.
Self help is a program that
allows you to get paid through
ECU. There may be more work
study positions offered, it will be
best to check with financial aid
services if you haven't applied for
work study on your financial aid
application.
Job fairs are offered at the begin-
ning of each school year, where
you can look at the many posi-
tions offered throughout campus
and get a chance to collect a few
applications. Be sure to bring a
resume though. Job openings are
usually posted around campus.
Resources such as the eRecruit-
ing system at the Student Profes-
sional Development Web site is
helpful when finding a job on
campus. Most part-time work-
ing students hold positions such
as office assistant, where they
will be required to have word
processing skills, answer phones,
operate office equipment and
perform tasks such as filing, copy-
ing and faxing. Being a computer
lab assistant, students are required
to have computer software skills
and a little background experience
with handling printers and other
lab equipment. Of course there
are other jobs such as working
with the Student Recreational ser-
vices, Campus Living and student
publications like The East Carolin-
ian, Expressions, Rebel and ECU'S
radio station, 91.3 WZMB.
"I like interacting with
the student population and
I enjoy working on campus
said Amanda Fleming, graduate
student.
"1 like working here because
I get to meet new people and
help out whenever students have
questions said Justin Jones,
sophomore undecided, West End
NSO.
Most campus jobs start
at minimum wage and
others depend on the level of
experience.
"Working on campus is ben-
eficial to me because you don't
have to drive, it's very laid back
and I am allowed to do home-
work Jones said.
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usually flexible and understand-
able when you need time off, but
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early and always make a good first
impression. Many students are
looking for the same position you
are applying for, it is important to
stand out and show that you will
be the best person for that job.
"Working here is very flexible
because they work around your
schedule Jones said.
If you are ready to get away
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said.
"I would suggest people try
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Summer
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"I worked at Pacific Sunwear
for a summer and the best thing
about working in that environ-
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everyone and being in such a fun
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psychology major.
Being a lifeguard gives you
the best of both worlds, being
able to enjoy the summer sun and
getting paid at the same time.
Rissa Finan explains why she
enjoys being a lifeguard during
the summer: "Being a lifeguard is
fun because you get to spend your
time outdoors in the sun interact-
ing with people and the hours
aren't too bad since most pools
close early in the afternoon
As diverse as ECU is, so Is
the variety of summer jobs that
students undertake to enjoy
financial freedom.
"I'll probably make around
$10 an hour working with a land-
scaping company this summer, so
hopefully I can save up enough
money to pay off all the parking
tickets I'm going to get next year
said Kenny Walters, physical
therapy major.
"The past few summers I've
worked putting together com-
puter parts, so I'll probably do
that again this summer said
Zak Shelton, exercise physiology
major.
Other students around
campus listed numerous jobs
they will do this summer, includ-
ing giving guitar lessons, filing
papers, working at an auto shop
and even the most traditional
summer job of mowing lawns.
For those students attend-
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campus living would be ideal.
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employed by Campus Living is a
respectable $7 an hour. You must
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nearer to its omega for some
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Elementary education major
Angela Oakley, like many others,
needs to do an internship for her
major.
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a teacher's assistant for a year
round school as part of my
major said Oakley.
Let us not forget that for
some students the summer job
will actually be the long-awaited
transition into the "real world
Graduates look to cash in on an
esteemed degree from ECU, and
earn some serious greenbacks.
So whether you're looking to
start a career or just retain the
common summer post, it is all
about earning a paycheck. So as
the school year draws nearer and
nearer to its conclusion, students
can look forward to days without
the woes of school and bei ng pro-
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incessant spending that will
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in session again in the fall.
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THURSDAY March 31, 2005
FOR RENT
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3 or 4 tenants. Call 252-341 -8158 or 252-
342-6239 email bah0916@mail.ecu.edu
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1, 2, & 3 bedroom apartments for rent:
Beech Street, Woodcliff, Cotanche Street,
Eastgate, Forest Acres, Park Village.
ECU bus stop. For more information
call Wainright Property Management
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1 needed for great apartment on 5th Street
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J900mo. - Call Carrett 252-258-0366
3 BR3 BA condo - University Terrace
$975month includes WasherDryer,
WaterSewage, on ECU bus route. Very
clean! Call Theresa at 752-9387.
Now accepting applications for summer
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locations: Captain's Quarters, Sycamore
Hill, and University Terrace. Call
Hearthside Rentals at 355-2112.
Houses for rent. Walk to campus. Brick
homes with central HA. Available May
IS, June 1st and Aug. 1st. Call for appt.
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College Town RowWyndham Court:
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Walk to Campus! 1-2 blocks! Central
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June 1st. 5, 4 and 2 bedroom available
Aug 1st. Call Mike 439-0285.
Houses for rent. Close to campus. Leases
starting June, jury, and August. Call 252-
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Walk to campus or ride campus
transit. Clean 3BR 1 BATH Willow
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WD Included, heatAC, celling
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management. $625month. Call
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3, 4, and 5 Bedroom houses $750 to
$1,200 permo. 1 Bedroom apartments
$350 to $375 includes utilities. Call Frank
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baths, hardwood floors, ceiling fans.
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storage shed, attic, large frontback yard,
$650.00 per month. Available August 1 st
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Walk to Campus! T Bedroom Apt. at
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Includes cable, water, and sewer. Now
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Cannon Court Cedar Court 2 bedroom
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1 St 2 bedroom apartments, walking
distance to campus, WD conn pets ok no
weight limit, free water and sewer. Cal today
for security deposit special - 758-1921.
Elkin Ridge Townhome for rent in quiet
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logs. $650 rent $650 deposit Call 756-
5896 or 7(7-0107.
Pinebrook Apt. 758-4015 1&2 BR apts,
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allowed. High speed internet available.
Rent includes water, sewer, St cable. Rent
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ROOMMATE WANTED
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bedroom in 3 BR 3 BA. $295 mo.
utility, cable, and internet. Available in
May. Call (336) 339-7673.
Female Roommate Needed: duplex,
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Rent $287half utilities, eel: 7CVM37-1842
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Bartendersand Karaoke DTsneeded for local
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employment. Pay commensurate with
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Tiara Too Jewelry Colonial Mall Part-Time
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Apply in Person
Lifeguard, swim instructors and coaches.
Greenville, Farmville, Wilson, Ayden,
Atlantic Beach. Call Bob, 714-0576.
Bedrooms & Sofas Plus is looking for
clean cut and responsible individuals.
Full and Part Time Delivery Positions
Available. Apply in Person at 425-A S.E.
Greenville Blvd. no phone calls.
Barefoot Bemie's Bar & Grill located on
the Outer Banks is now hiring for ALL
full and part time positions. Competitive
wages & great work environment! Please
call 252-251-1008 or email resume to
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Bartending! $250day potential. No
experience necessary. Training provided.
(800) 965-6520 ext 202.
Babysitter Needed Great Kids, Great Pay
Flexible Hours Call Donna 321-6884
Day camp counselors and supervisors,
tennis and swim instructors - une 9- jury
29 Assistant pool manager and lifeguards
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workers need apply. Call 756-3861 10-
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Primrose School - Raleigh NC. is looking
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graduates. Great compensation package.
Fax resume to 919-329-2930 or call 919-
329-2929. EOE
Greenville Recreation St Parks
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youth baseball coaches for the spring
t-ball program. Applicants must possess
a good knowledge of baseball skills
and have the ability and patience to
work with youth. Hours are from 3:30
pm to 8:00 pm, Monday - Friday
with some weekend coaching. Flexible
hours according to class schedules. This
program will run from April 18 - early
June. Salary start at $6.25 per hour.
Apply at the City of Greenville, Human
Resources Department 201 Martin L
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information, please contact the Athletic
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Do you need a good job? The ECU
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Make your own schedule. If interested,
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Volunteers needed April 9th from 10am-
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games, moonwalk, etc. To volunteer
contact: kidsfest@hotmail.com
Rwanda Before and After the Genocide.
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Distinguished Professor African History St
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The fourth annual Minority Student Ball
will take place April 23 at 8 p.m. in the
Murphy Center. For ticket information
contact the Ledonia Wright Cultural
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TRENT WYNNE
STAFF WRITER
North Carolina, Illinois, Lou-
isville, Michigan State. Roy Wil-
liams, Bruce Weber, Hick Pitino,
Tom Izzo. It doesn't get much
better than this.
At the beginning of the
season, everyone In the coun-
try with any basketball knowl-
edge knew that North Carolina
and Illinois were the teams to
beat, Five months later, noth-
ing has changed. The Tarheels
and Illini have both survived
scares throughout the NCAA
tournament but managed to pull
through and advance, which is
what this time of year is all about.
Great teams find ways to win and
WilliamsWeber coached teams
that have done so, night in and
night out.
As great as they have done
this year however, it's the other
two coaches who have a chance
to make this one of the best
Final hours in the history of the
tournament.
Rick Pitino and Tom Izzo have
grown accustomed to playing in
big time games as this will be the
third team Pitino has taken to
the Final Four and Izzo's fourth
appearance in eight tries, includ-
ing a stretch of three straight in
the Mateen Clecves era. The last
time the Big Ten had two teams
reach the Final Four was back
in 2000 when Wisconsin and
Michigan State both played their
way through the competition.
Izzo is hoping history will repeat
itself - his Spartans took scissors
to the nylon that season.
But who will be cutting the
nets down in 2005? Let's break
it down.
North Carolina: By far
the most impressive team in
the opening two rounds of the
tournament. With 20 plus point
margin of victories against Oak-
land and Iowa State, the Tarheels
looked as if they would march
right Into St. Louis unscathed.
However, it is March and we all
know what March brings: Mad-
ness.
North Carolina escaped a
pesky Villanova squad and put
up one of their worst offen-
sive outputs of the year. In the
regional final, the Tarheels used
big numbers from Sean May and
Rashad McCants to get the job
done and advance to tjie Final
Four. The Tarheels trailed early
In the second half before seizing
control and withstanding a final
push from the Badgers. Raymond
Fclton made six key free throws
down the stretch to ensure Car-
olina's place in St. I.ouis.
The Tarheels are athletic,
quick, explosive and offensive
machines.
This is the most talented
baby blue squad since the likes
of Vlnce Carter and Rasheed
Wallace dawned the campus of
UNC They can beat you outside
with McCants, Fclton, Marvin
Williams, Jawad Williams and
Melvin Scott, as well as destroy
you on the inside with some
of the same names and the big
man May, who averages a double-
double every time out. Maybe the
biggest downfall of the Tarheels
Is their inconsistent play on the
defensive end. UNC allows too
many three-point attempts and
get caught overplaying many
times, which was exposed In the
Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight.
North Carolina, you have to
defend to win the title.
Illinois: A will to win. Down
IS with four minutes to go, Brute
Weber told his team that they
had come too far just to pack it in
and end the season. They trained
too hard to let someone rob them
of their ultimate goal.
The Illini played at a frantic
pace for the Final Four minutes,
and won the contest in overtime.
It was easily one of the best
comebacks in college basketball
history.
How did they do it? Deron
Williams, Dee Brown and l.uther
Head. Wow, wow and wow. Three
outstanding guards, who can
all shoot, play the point and
defend like maniacs. Don't forget
James Augustine on the inside
either, who was a key factor in
illinols's near undefeated regular
season run. This team rebounds,
defends, shoots well, penetrates
and may even have destiny on
their side since the recent passing
of Weber's mother. Destiny can
only take a team so far though.
Louisville: Pressure. Rick
Pitino has been experimenting
with the 2-3 zone as of late and
found success In the Conference
USA tourney and early on in the
NCAAs.
However, you might not see
the Cardinals play zone ever
again, at least for the rest of this
season. In their regional final
against West Virginia, Louis-
ville attended the Mountaineers
shooting clinic, watching the
giant slayers gun it up from
outside and hit their target a
jaw-dropping 18 of 27 times. Lou-
isville found themselves in a 20-
point hole before Pitino decided
to let his team loosen up and
pick up the full court pressure.
Twenty points and one overtime
later, Louisville found themselves
heading to St. Louis.
This team is scary. Their
potential from the outside is out
of this world. And having Fran-
cisco Garcia as your leader does
not hurt either.
Louisville's weakness may
be their inside game, though.
Otis George and Ellis Myles have
to show up against the Illini if
Louisville wants another chance
at a title.
Michigan State: A team
expected todo little in the NCAA
tourney after their loss in the Big
Ten Tournament to Iowa. How-
ever, Head Coach lorn Izzo said
that he never felt so sure about a
team in his entire life like he did
about this one. He, along with
FSPN.com Tourney Challenge
leaders, were the on ly ones giving
the Spartans a chance to advance
deep into postseason play.
MSU is here and they cer-
tainly didn't advance quietly.
Many picked the 125 upset to
occur when the Spartans took on
Old Dominion in the first round.
Michigan State took care of busi-
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Sgt. Chris Brown pulled some
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"We used to joke with Mr.
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each other at night Richardson
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"But those games kept us off
the streets
Hour after hour, night after
night, Sgt. Brown, a 22-year
veteran of the Maywood Police
Department, would sit alone
inside the gym and monitor
shooting that had nothing to
do with bullets. He watched as
tempers flared but never worried
because all disputes were settled
Final Four
from page B1
ness and beat the Monarchs com-
fortably. More doubters loomed
in round two as the Spartans
took on Cinderella Vermont. The
Catamounts didn't hang around
for long and Izzo'sboys advanced
with no problem.
So they made it to the
Final Four. Oh yeah, I forgot
to mention that the Spartans beat
those no names in the Sweet Sixteen
and Elite Eight, Duke and Kentucky.
I like this team a lot.
Supremely athletic with a
swagger that could have them
celebrating come Monday
night. Izzo has the experience
as well as the team to become
national champions once again.
However, the Spartans can only
go as far as center, Paul Davis,
will allow. If Davis plays big, like
he has the entire tourney thus
far, watch out for this team.
Now let's match these teams
up and play ball.
Edward Jones Dome, St.
Louis, Mo.
Saturday, April 2, 6:07p.m.
Illinois vs. Louisville
Many a national champion-
ship team has been led by out-
standing guard play and these
teams are certainly no different.
These two squads like
to shoot and love to defend.
I am going to take the defenses
in this one though. I really like
the way Louisville runs their
full court pressure. It forces
teams into a bad shot selection
and a hurry up offense, which
normally does not work in the long
run. Expect the inside games to
disappear in -this one due to
the Cardinal pressure. Illinois
finally does not score enough
to win, which is what I knew
would be their problem from the
beginning. Louisville is good, and
yes, better than the boys from
Champaign. The Cardinals and
Pitino move to the final step,
83-77.
8:37 p.m. North Carolina vs.
Michigan State
This game may come down
to coaching. Both teams match
up similarly, inside and out. Both
like to shoot the three, penetrate
and work the ball into their big
men. Both teams love to pressure
the ball in their man-to-man half
on the safe haven of the basket-
ball court.
When Michigan State guard
Shannon Brown and Illinois
guard Dee Brown play under the
same roof again Saturday inside
the Edward Jones Dome at St.
Louis in their respective NCAA
Final Four games, Sgt. Brown
will consider it a testament to a
friendship forged during those
summer nights and a victory for
old-fashioned values.
"Shannon and Dee made a
conscious effort to stay out of
jail, not mess with drugs and
shoot pool or go to the bowling
alley to avoid things that some
other kids were doing Sgt.
Brown said Monday at the police
station.
see TEAMMATES page 85
court defense.
Williams and Izzo have both
been there, done that. However,
Izzo has the hardware to show
for his trip while Williams does
not. The Spartans can also shoot
it from the charity stripe, as they
were the nation's best before
the Big Ten Tourney. Regular
season game, 1 go with Felton
and May any day. But this is the
postseason. Teams drives are at a
maximum looking for their shot
at the national championship.
Nine out of 10 times 1 would go
with the Tarheels.
My heart tells me that they
are the better team and they
have what it takes to win it all.
But my mind is telling me that
Michigan State's passion to win
another title far outweighs that
of the Tarheels. The Spartans in
a classic 87-85.
Louisville and Michigan
State square off for the title
and coach Rick Pitino will once
again return to the top of college
basketball, winning the national
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easy, but they did it anyway,
together
Sunday morning, hours after
Illinois had secured a spot in col-
lege basketball history and the
NCAA Final Four with a 90-89
victory over Arizona, Dee Brown
called his hometown buddy in
Austin, Texas, where Michigan
State was preparing to play Ken-
tucky, and challenged him with
an invitation. "See you in St.
Louis he said.
A couple of hours after Michi-
gan State's double-overtime vic-
tory that guaranteed the high
school reunion under the Arch,
Shannon Brown returned the
call. But not before sharing his
mixture of joy and disbelief with
his proud dad.
"Wow Shannon Brown told
his father, "this is crazy
That was an understatement,
Chris Brown thought to himself.
Anxiety ran so high Sunday as
the family gathered at the home
of Betty Richardson, Shannon's
grandmother, for Easter dinner
to watch the game on television
that Richardson had to leave
the room during the overtime
sessions.
"I couldn't watch she said.
Her grandson could not miss.
Shannon Brown led the way for
the Spartans with 24 points,
including 5-of-6 three-point-
ers, to earn Austin regional
most-valuable-player honors. It
clinched him a spot at the Final
Four alongside the Big Ten Player
of the Year, Dee Brown.
In Maywood, they reacted
Monday by painting the town
Brown.
Proviso East athletic director
Mike Caldwell pulled out old,
navy blue jerseys and magazine
.covers. Former coaches such as
Andrew Johnson, who taught
both Browns how to drive a car,
reminisced about the day the two
met as teenagers at a basketball
camp held by Michael Finley,
the former Proviso East star who
blossomed into an NBA star with
the Dallas Mavericks.
A year older, Dee Brown
became the first freshman to
start on the Proviso East varsity.
The point guard got noticed
because of his quick feet, accord-
ing to Johnson, but made an
even bigger impression with his
fast-talking.
"I always told Dee that if
basketball didn't work out, he
could become a lawyer said
Johnson.
About the same time, Shan-
non Brown, at 6 feet 4 inches,
a head taller than Dee, started
i drawing attention to himself,
though with actions instead of
words. As a freshman playing
for the junior varsity, Shannon
Brown shattered a glass back-
board on a dunk during physi-
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As obvious as his physical
gifts were, Brown still only
became a starter as a sophomore
after the guy playing in front of
him was suspended for wearing
his hair in braids, the style both
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days as a substitute, and Proviso
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the role of point guard and
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"It helped we were all such
close friends Richardson said.
"There was only one ball
They learned to share well
enough for Dee Brown to win the
Mr. Basketball of Illinois Award
in 2002, an honor bestowed
upon Shannon Brown a year
later.
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to follow Dee to Champaign, but
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Williams made it too crowded
for someone who wanted to start
immediately.
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have been playing now at Illi-
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"Michigan State needed him
more than Illinois did. But other
than their choice of college, if
Dee did something, Shannon did
it, it was like a ladder.
"The chance for them now to
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like win a Final Four game so they
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sense when they became room-
mates at Louisville. Personal
heartbreak is their common bond.
Garcia, a 6-foot-7-inch for-
ward who moved from the
Dominican Republic at age 12,
lost his younger brother, Hector,
in December 2003. Hector Garcia
was shot in the lobby of the fami-
ly's South Bronx housing project.
The case remains unsolved.
Dean, a 6-foot-3-inch guard
from Red Bank, NJ, lost his
mother at age six. He recalls
leaving her alone to get some-
thing to eat, then returning 10
minutes later to find her lifeless
on the floor.
Doctors discovered a blood
clot in her head.
Today, the two Louisville juniors
draw motivation from their past.
Garcia and Dean have
national championship aspira-
tions and both want to someday
secure their families' financial
futures via the NBA.
Illinois (36-1) is the next
team standing in their way at the
Final Four in St. Louis.
"For him not even know-
ing my past when we first
met, I guess we saw some-
thing in ourselves when look-
ing at each other said Dean.
"We definitely came in with
ambition and goals. We want
to do everything in our power
in order to accomplish that
During the years, Garcia and
Dean have found more common
interests. Garcia lists Friday as his
favorite movie. Dean's favorite?
The sequel, Friday After Next. They
both like late-night junk food.
And like most roommates, they
bicker over who rules the PlaySta-
tion and who does more push-ups.
It's clear each player is respect-
ful of the other's background.
Garcia's mother, Miguetina,
was already living in New York
when he and Hector were grow-
ing up in the Dominican Repub-
lic. Garcia said his mother, who
speaks only Spanish, wanted
them to come to America and live
a better life. In Hector's honor,
Garcia writes "R.I.P with black
ink on his cherry-red sneakers.
Francisco Garcia was a third '
baseman in his home country
but never really liked baseball
that much.
"The sun was always in his
eyes said Garcia.
After arriving in New York,
Garcia found playground courts
near his housing project and fell
in love with basketball.
Garcia's prep school encour-
aged students to try multiple
sports. So, he strapped on a
helmet and shoulder pads and
gave football a shot.
"Went to one practice and
that was enough Garcia said.
Garcia stuck with basketball,
and he averaged 16.4 points per
game as a sophomore at Louisville.
Before this season, Garcia and
coach Rick Pitino talked about
the future. Garcia said he wanted
to wait until April before deciding
whether to jump into the NBA
draft. But Pitino, who has NBA
coaching experience, felt certain
Garcia was ready. He announced
in October that Garcia would be
leaving Louisville in the spring
and recruited another player
to take his scholarship spot.
Garcia averaged a team-high
16 points per game this season
while shooting 44.3 percent from
the floor. Then the 23-year-old
junior participated in Louisville's
senior day activities.
Garcia, who wants to earn
money for his mother, said
there's no turning back now.
"The NBA says he's a little old
Pitino said, referring to scouts.
"If you want to turn around
your pro franchise, why would
you want a young guy? Don't
you want somebody who has the
maturity, who won't be spoiled
by the professional amenities
that they get?"
Dean has played with a heavy
heart, as well. He went to live
with his grandparents after his
mother's death, but they both
died within a year. He then lived
with an uncle who died when
Dean was nine.
While Dean was living with
his aunt, his high school basket-
ball career blossomed. He averaged
17.3 points per game as his high
school team finished second in the
New Jersey state championship.
Like Garcia, Dean has come
too far to let minor problems
keep him from achieving his
goals. That's why Garcia and
Dean make a good pair, either in
the dorm or on the court.
"We have so much character,
that's why we have been so good
this year Pitino said. "Character
wins





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The East Carolinian, March 31, 2005
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East Carolina's student-run campus newspaper was first published in 1923 as the East Carolina Teachers College News (1923-1925). It has been re-named as The Teco Echo (1925, 1926-1952), East Carolinian (1952-1969), Fountainhead (1969-1979), and The East Carolinian (1969, 1979-present). It includes local, state, national, and international stories with a focus on campus events.
Date
March 31, 2005
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newspapers
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3cm x 2cm
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UA50.05.06.02.1811
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