The East Carolinian, April 5, 2005
Volume 80 Number 71
April 5, 2005
Ballard installed as ECU chancellor
Chief Justice I. Beverly Lake, Jr. (far right) swears in Chancellor Steve Ballard at the installation ceremony Thursday morning. UNC
President Molly Broad stood by Ballard as SGA President Shannon O'Donnell held the Bible.
More diverse university is
one of many goals
Chancellor Steve Ballard was
installed as the 10th chief execu-
tive officer of ECU Thursday
After Ballard was sworn in
by Chief Justice I. Beverly Lake,
Jr. of the NC Supreme Court, he
received the chancellor's medal-
lion and the university mace, a
medieval weapon symbolizing
the power of his position, then
gave his thoughts on the univer-
sity and his mission.
"We are ready for a new
beginning said Ballard.
"Our future is in front of us
- our aspirations are strong and
Ballard said ECU is nearing
the goal to be among the best
eight schools in the nation.
"ECU will not be deterred
from its vision, we will be recog-
nized and we will realize our
aspirations Ballard said.
He also said as a university,
ECU would remain focused on
the surrounding community
calling it a "national university
with a state focus He said the
university's commitment to the
state could be summed up in
three words: relevance, respon-
siveness and respect.
Student success, quality of
health education, access and
diversity are some of the reasons
Ballard has pride in ECU.
"Our standards are high, we
compare ourselves to national
benchmarks and we're com-
mitted to continuous improve-
ment. Because of the talent of
our people and the talent of their
work, we have become a national
university Ballard said.
Ballard said he hopes that in
2015 all the financial aid needs
for students will be met. He
also wants to surpass the NCAA
academic requirements for stu-
dent athletes, become the first
nationally in minority graduates
and live up to the school's com-
mitment to teacher training. He
said ECU is a national leader in
preparing teachers, especially in
science and math.
Chuck Middleton, president
of Roosevelt University who
worked with Ballard at Bowling
Green State University at Ohio
in the 1990s, was the first to
make a greeting speech to the
"When I was asked a little
over a year ago if I knew anyone
who had the skill, the vision, the
experience and the good sense to
be a successful chancellor here at
ECU, I instantly suggested that
they talk to you, Steve said
"You will have many moments
of success and some periods of
frustration, but you will not be
alone in these feelings. The suc-
cess of the university as in all
1 other cases of higher education
2 will come precisely from the
n? reasons that all of us who serve
� as presidents or chancellors know
S guide us daily
g Craig Souza, vice chair of
the Board of Governors, praised
the ECU Board of Trustees for
recommending Ballard to UNC
President Molly Broad.
"I can't remember a time
when ECU needed a bright,
energetic, courageous leader
said Souza.
"Tomorrow does indeed start
Jim Talton, chair of the
Board of Trustees, thanked
Molly Broad, president of the
UNC system, for choosing Bal-
lard, calling him an individual
with a "firm and clear vision of
where the university should be
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Board of Trustee members
discuss current issues Friday.
Board of
budget .
Officials work to help
difficult situations
Education leaders discuss
future of public universities
Former Governor James Hunt (tar right) looks on as James L Obllnger, chancellor of NC State University, Charles Middleton,
president of Roosevelt University and UNC System President Molly Broad, discuss the future of public universities.
ECU police officers stand on top of the Krlspy Kreme on 10th Street
Saturday to collect donations for the Law Enforcement Torch Run.
Campus police work
at Krispy Kreme for
NC Special Olympics
Ballard, ECU challenged
to improve eastern NC
through service
Education leaders from
throughout the state and coun-
try presented their views of
public education and its future
at the Chancellor's installation
forum, entitled "The Future of
the Public University: Serving
Our Society
The event featured Charles
Middleton, president of Roosevelt
University, James L. Oblinger,
chancellor of NC State University
and Molly Broad, president of the
UNC System.
James Hunt, former Governor
of North Carolina who served in
the position for 16 years and has
since then been active in working
with public universities, moder-
ated the event.
"We want to discuss the
future of the public university
serving our state said Hunt.
"This school ECU was cre-
ated by the people for the people
and may and ever remain with the
people as a servant of the people
Hunt said Ballard demon-
strated his commitment in his
installation speech and is profes-
sionally accomplished in working
on and leading service within
"This man Ballard now has
come In to take the reigns of
leadership, he's called us to renew
the university's service and excel-
lence and challenges all of us to
be a part of it Hunt said.
Hunt said Ballard has cast
our eyes until 2015 to think
about where we are going with
service and leadership.
Broad said one of the most
important characteristics of public
universities in the United States is
the linkage they create between
the people and government.
"That, I think, is the founda-
tion for service said Broad.
Broad said the mission of the
public university is changing
continuously and evolving with
our forever changing society and
one of the ways public universi-
ties give back to the people is the
way in which we deliver services
to the people.
"1 don't think we're talking
about any revolution, but I do
believe we are talking about an
important evolution Broad said.
Broad said the important
parts of our mission will change
with the explosion of technology
and knowledge and it is the duty
of the UNC System to be a major
contributor to the transformation
of North Carolina's economy. She
cited the loss of the 200,000 jobs
and the declining agriculture
in North Carolina as Important
factors that put the responsibility
of the UNC system to work to
improve the state's economy.
Hunt agreed with Broad on
the need for economic improve-
ment within eastern North Caro-
lina and challenged Ballard
and the faculty in the various
schools within ECU, to make an
impact on the economic develop-
ment by addressing poverty that
lies within numerous counties
within the region.
"I would like to see a lot less
poverty in eastern North Caro-
lina Hunt said.
"You've got a lot of resources
here working on it already, but a
lot more can be
He said ECU needs to have
on its heart the economic devel-
opment of eastern North Caro-
lina. He would like to see all of
the schools of ECU out there
making changes within the
various impoverished counties in
eastern North Carolina.
"Take five counties a year
Don't wait until they call you
Hunt said.
Middleton agreed with the
need for the public university to
serve its community and region.
"Every university is not only
in, but of the community it
serves said Middleton.
He said it is necessary for
there to be an effective reward
structure in place for the stu-
dents, faculty and administration
that would include a requirement
in the curriculum for students to
complete a service project.
Middleton said he does not
think universities are unpre-
pared, but they are not fully pre-
pared when considering the year
2015, which is an ever-changing
society. He said we could be
perfect over the course of the
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Officers stand on top of
roof, work for donations
Officers with the ECU Police
Department spent 12 hours Sat-
urday working at Krispy Kreme
and standing on the roof to
collect donations for the Law
Enforcement Torch Run for the
NC Special Olympics during the
national event called "Cops on
Doughnut Shops
Pee Dee the Pirate and Crystal
Knight from Eagle 94 also made
appearances throughout the day.
Dee Dobson Harper, public-
relations coordinator for Krispy
Kreme, said this is the first year the
Greenville store has participated
in "Cops on Doughnut Shops
"Krispy Kreme nationwide is
helping local law enforcement
raise money for the Special Olym-
pics said Harper.
At these events, police officers
work at the registers and collect
donations, but it is their choice
whether or not to stand on top
of the building.
"We feel really great that the
ECU Police Department is getting
on the roof Harper said.
Senior Officer Tim Dixon said
he, the chief of police and a few
more officers were on the roof for
a few hours in the morning, even
though it was raining.
Howard Anderson, assistant
manager at Krispy Kreme, said
the weather was really bad when
the police were up there.
Barrett Jarvis, junior English
major and employee of the year
at Krispy Kreme, said the people
who were donating to the officer
standing outside by the drive
thru were giving their change
up to $10. He said the donations
were higher than he expected.
"They're all regular custom-
ers and they're donating $3, $5
or $10 bills said Jarvis.
"It's definitely a good cause
and people are responding to it
Anderson said the donations
inside the store were not as large
possibly because the parents were
too busy keeping an eye out for
their kids at the dipping station.
"Inside has been geared more
toward the kids said Anderson.
However, Anderson said the
police sold more baseball caps
than he expected.
Employees still did a fair
amount of work around the shop.
Jarvis said he had worked that
morning at the drive thru because
he thinks the sudden bursts of
crowds can be intimidating for
someone who has never worked
there before. Harper said employ-
ees are accustomed to this sort of
thing because they have worked
with police departments before.
"They like having the police-
men there Harper said.
Around noon, once the
morning crowd had dispersed,
Dixon said the morning had gone
relatively successful and they had
sold a decent number of raffle
tickets. The raffle tickets are there
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ECU'S Board of Trustees met
in their third meeting Friday and
discussed various present and
potential budget difficulties and
what ECU needs to do to over-
come these challenges to preserve
its strengths.
Kevin Seitz, vice chancellor
of finance, provided a look at
ECU'S financial situation. Seitz
said the state legislature is prepar-
ing the budget. While the Board
of Governors of North Carolina
did not allow tuition increases for
in-state undergraduate students,
they did pass a tuition increase
for out-of- state undergraduate
students and an increase for gradu-
ate and professional students. All
of the student fees Increases ECU
proposed were approved. Seitz
attributed part of this to Shannon
O'Donnell, ex off icio of the Board
of Trustees and SGA president who
made a presentation at the Board
te of Governor's meeting.
a Seitz said the Banner proj-
g ect, still undergoing planning
8 by a steering committee and
was originally scheduled for
J completion by July 2005 may be
2 pushed back until January 2006.
Michael Lewis, vice chan-
cellor of Health Sciences at the
Brody School of Medicine, said
there is a potential of a corporate
state budget cut, which he said
would have a severe negative
effect on ECU.
"ECU at large gets increased
funding for enrollment, the Brody
School of Medicine gets no increased
funds for enrollment said Lewis.
The Brody School of Medi-
cine, due to the demographics of
its location, is subject to several
factors that strain its finances.
Lewis showed a map of the
United States indicating the
amount of premortality rates
within the nation, which indi-
cated that eastern North Carolina
was one of the highest.
"If eastern North Carolina
were a state it would actually rank
50th in the nation Lewis said.
Lewis said there is a large
amount of poverty in eastern
North Carolina. This creates a large
percentage of people in the region
who do not have health coverage
who still receive treatment at the
Brody School of Medicine. This
makes there no guarantee the medi-
cal school would be reimbursed for
its treatment to those people.
"Someone has to take care of
these patients Lewis said.
Lewis said the faculty at the
Brody School of Medicine works
very hard and generated a charge
of $186 million last year, but when
various retractions are factored
in from Medicare, Medicaid and
insurance companies, there is a
net-based revenue of76.8 million.
"We are making a tremen-
dous impact on the deficit that
we presented to you last year
said Cynda Johnson, dean of the
Brody School of Medicine.
Johnson said there has been
record charges in February and indi-
cations March will be just as good.
While the Brody School of
Medicine had a $6.5 million
budget deficit at the beginning of
the fiscal year and Johnson said
they will be able to get the deficit
down to $3 million.
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NICK HENNE News Editor
KRISTIN DAY Assistant News Editor
TUESDAY April 5, 2005
AA Meetings
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings
will be held every Wednesday at
noon in 242 Mendenhall Student
Center and Thursday at 11:30 am
in 14 MSC. For more information,
call 760-500-8918.
H0SA Meeting
HOSA will hold a monthly
meeting Tuesday, April 5 from
4:30 - 5 p.m. in 241 MSC.
Members will be discussing
Relay for Life fundraislng. For
more Information, please contact
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.
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 Brody School of
Medicine. The fair will exhibit the
latest technology integrated into
health care providers' practices.
Seminars will be held in the Brody
Auditorium and exhibits will be in
2W-40 Brody Medical Sciences
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 Erlcka S. Williams at
Someone's Sister
Someone's Sister, the acoustic
guitar group that played during
the Intermission of the Vagina
Monologues, has a number of
local performances during the
next month. The group plays
April 7 at 7 p.m. at the Scl-tech
Auditorium at ECU and opens
for Michelle Cliff as part of the
Southeastern Women's Studies
Association Conference.
Undergraduate studies is holding
the Undergraduate Research and
Creative Activities Symposium
Friday. April 8 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
in MSC on the second floor. The
symposium will present original
research in Fine Arts, Humanities
and Cultural Issues, Biological
and Public Health Sciences,
Social Sciences and Allied Health
and Chemistry and Industrial
Public Lecture
The Ledonia Wright Cultural
Center, department of History,
department of Political Science,
the African Studies Committee and
the office of the vice chancellor of
academic affairs are sponsoring a
lecture entitled "Rwanda: Before
and After the 1994 Genocide
April 8 at 2 p.m. in 209 Science
and Technology Building.
Contra Dance
The ECU Folk and Country
Dancers are sponsoring a
contra dance Saturday, April 9
at the Willis Building at First and
Reade Streets. Potluck supper
is at 6 p.m a concert at 7 p.m
beginners lesson at 7:30 p.m. and
the contra dance is 8 -10:30 p.m.
Uve, old-time and Celtic music will
be performed by a string band.
The cost of admission is $3 for
students, $5 for FASG members
and $8 for the general public. For
more information, call 752-7350.
Want your event printed In TEC?
Please send your announcements
with date, time, location and
contact information to assistantne
News Briefs
Archaeologists dispute claim that
undersea wreck Is Blackbeard's ship
archaeologists are disputing the
state's claim that an undersea wreck
found near Beaufort is the flagship of
the pirate Blackbeard.
In the first major challenge to the claim,
two ECU professors and the state of
Michigan's underwater archaeologist
said there Is no conclusive evidence
to justify identifying the wreckage as
the Queen Anne's Revenge. They said
state officials and researchers have
studied the wreck with preconceived
notions of its identity and that pressure
to capitalize on the Blackbeard
connection caused alternative
theories to be overlooked.
"It's an exciting shipwreck and an
important shipwreck said Wayne R.
Lusardi, the Michigan researcher who
previously worked on the Blackbeard
project, "tt just may not be the one
everyone hopes it is
Lusardi and ECU faculty members
Bradley Rogers and Nathan Richards
have disputed state claims in an
article in the April edition of The
International Journal of Nautical
Archaeology. Both sides say the
article in the British publication is
the first to dispute the identity of the
wreckage, which was discovered
in 1996.
Mark Wllde-Ramsing, manager of the
state's Queen Anne's Revenge project,
and Richard W. Lawrence, director of
the state's underwater archaeology
branch, said circumstantial evidence
continues to accumulate that the
wreckage is the Queen Anne's
They said the three authors had
based some conclusions on early
research and misinterpreted some
reports, though he acknowledged
that the evidence is not conclusive.
Violent gang with connections to
El Salvador Infiltrates NC
RALEIGH, NC - A dangerous gang
that the FBI has labeled as a top
priority has shown up in the Triangle
area, where authorities already have
made arrests.
Mara Salvatrucha, better known as
MS-13, is what Newsweek magazine
described as The Most Dangerous
Gang in America The FBI formed
a task force to target MS-13 and
dismantling the gang has become
a top priority.
Three dozen confirmed MS-13
members have been arrested in
North Carolina and will be deported.
Almost all of the confirmed gang
members were arrested in the
Triangle area, said Tom O'Connell,
resident agent-ln-charge of the Cary
office of the Department of Homeland
Security's Immigration and Customs
Raleigh police linked the gang to
Jan. 9 shooting deaths of two men
in downtown Raleigh. Two of the
four men arrested and charged with
murder for the shooting are members
of MS-13.
"We have made contact with MS-13
gang members said Lt. A.C. Davis,
who supervises the Raleigh Police
Department's six-member gang
Chanda Brown Mwicigi, 26, was
killed at the Palm Park Apartments
in Durham on Aug. 29, according
to Durham County Assistant District
Attorney Kendra Montgomery-Blinn.
The woman's assailant then dragged
her body onto the sidewalk in front of
the complex and continued to stab
her, cutting her a total of 41 times.
The symbol "MS" was carved into her '
thigh before he stomped on her head,
Montgomery-Blinn said.
Michael Jackson tells fans 'God
and truth are on our side'
SANTA MARIA Calif. - Michael Jackson
got a friendly boost before what could
be another rough week in court.
Jackson, in a speakerphone call from
his Neverland Ranch late Sunday, told
an estimated 200 supporters who
had gathered at a hotel in support of
the singer, "God and the truth are on
our side. We will be victorious
On Monday, a vigil and pro-Jackson
march was set to begin hours before
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Ballard holds the university mace after being sworn in.
going Jeff Passe with the UNC
Faculty Assembly said faculty
from all UNC campuses have
expressed "interest and delight"
in Ballard and they are pleased
to be able to work with him.
Catherine Rigsby, chair of
ECU faculty, said the university
needs a great leader, which she
thinks they now have.
"In the 10 months I've worked
with him I can confidently say
that Dr. Steve Ballard is the right
person with the right skills at the
right time to charter ECU's course
toward promise said Rigsby.
Shannon O'Donnel, SGA pres-
ident, remarked on the student
body's dedication to the university.
"Our student body is 22,767
students strong coming from all
counties of North Carolina, 47
states outside North Carolina
and 60 countries other than the
United States said O'Donnel.
"Though we students are
diverse In backgrounds, beliefs
and hometowns, we have one
common thread. We all chose
ECU as our home
Franklin Freeman from the
office of the governor praised
ECU and Ballard on behalf of
Gov. Mike Easley and all the
North Carolinians he represents.
"It's the fastest growing univer-
sity in the state and is constantly
raising the bar said Freeman.
"On behalf of the governor
we welcome you and look
forward to your results
Former Governor James B.
Hunt, Jr. also congratulated Bal-
lard saying he was chosen well, yet
reminded him of the work ahead.
"There is a lot of work left to be
done, Mr. Chancellor said Hunt.
"We are proud that you have
come, we expect great things for
you and we will help you and be
behind you every step of the way
Mayor of Greenville Don
Parrot, who also graduated from
ECU, said the growth of ECU has
been amazing and he looks for-
ward to working with Ballard.
"The city of Greenville and
the university are not just joined
at the hip, but they are also joined
at the heart said Parrott.
Broad gave support to Ballard in
wishing him great success. She also
gave a message to the community:
"Chancellor Ballard needs
your support for the long haul,
because this compact is one
that links ECU to the men and
women, across the centuries,
who have loved learning, who
have created and nourished
it, who have applied it wisely
and humanely and who have
defended it well
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to raffle off a jet ski, a scooter
and many more prizes from local
retailers June 25.
"We're trying to sell as many
raffle tickets as wecan said Dixon.
"If we sell all the raffle tickets
we have, we'll sell $20,000 worth
Manager Glenn Parrish said
he had been there since 4 a.m.
and the morning was very busy.
By noon they hid 1,012 cus-
tomers, some who came solely
to make donations. He said he
thinks the crowd would have
been bigger if the weather had
been better.
"I think we would have had
a better turn out this morning
if it hadn't rained and we're
looking for things to pick up this
afternoon said Parrish.
Dixon said the afternoon
was a little busier. By the end of
the day they raised $780 before
knowing how much Krispy
Kreme would donate. The busi-
ness is giving $1 for every dozen
doughnuts sold Saturday to the
charity. Dixon said this would
probably bring their total to
approximately $800.
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Jackson's child molestation trial
resumes. Dozens of fans planned
to carry flags of the nations they
represent - including Japan, Germany,
Belgium, Sweden, Italy and France.
Jackson said if he could, he would
have been with them at Santa Maria's
Radisson Hotel, where fans took over
a ballroom for Sunday's gathering.
It featured Jackson impersonators,
singers and a friend of Jackson's who
calls himself "Majestic Magnificent
"You understand I can't be there
today Jackson said. "I wish I could I
know you've traveled from around the
world and I'm glad you came"
Jackson, whose comments were
limited because he is under a court
gag order, told the group, "I truly
believe I have the most wonderful
fans in the world
All the fanfare, however, was not
expected beyond courtroom doors
Prosecutors planned to start
Introducing evidence in the case to
show a pattern of alleged improper
sexual behavior by the singer.
Prosecutors have said that Jackson's
behavior with boys in the past adds
credibility to accusations of a 15-year-
old cancer survivor who alleged the
pop star molested him two years ago.
ChevronTexaco buying rival Unocal
for billions In cash and stock
NEW YORK - ChevronTexaco Corp the
nation's second biggest oil concern,
is buying rival Unocal Corp the ninth
biggest U.S. oil and gas exploration
and production company, for about
$16.4 billion in cash and stock.
Under the deal announced Monday,
ChevronTexaco would also assume
$1.6 billion of debt In the deal.
Unocal has been evaluating a
possible sale and reportedly had
also drawn interest from the Italian oil
company Eni SpA and China National
Offshore Oil Corp a large Chinese
state-owned company.
The deal would be the largest takeover
in the oil sector in years and comes
as crude oil futures prices have been
hitting record levels albeit they are still
lower than the peaks reached in the
1980s in inflation-adjusted terms.
With energy companies struggling to
boost their reserves, Unocal, based in
El Segundo, Calif has represented an
attractive takeover target. Many of Its
assets are in Southeast Asia and they
could help meet growing demand
from China and India.
ChevronTexaco will issue about 210
million shares and pay about $4.4
billion in cash in the acquisition,
which provides an overall value of
about $62 per share based on the
closing price of ChevronTexaco stock
on Friday.
Unocal shareholders may elect
to receive either 1.03 shares of
ChevronTexaco stock or $65 in
cash for each Unocal share. Unocal
currently has about 270.6 million
shares outstanding.
Prince Charles' wedding moved
to Saturday due to pope's funeral
LONDON - Prince Charles will delay
his wedding by a day and attend the
funeral of Pope John Paul II on Friday,
his office announced Monday.
The heir to the British throne was to
have wed Camilla Parker Bowles on
Friday, but instead of getting married
In a civil ceremony that day, he will
represent Queen Elizabeth II at the
funeral at the Vatican.
Prince Charles and Parker Bowles
made the decision to move the
wedding to Saturday after he cut short
his Swiss skiing holiday Monday, a
spokesman for his Clarence House
office said.
Charles returned to attend a Monday
afternoon memorial service for the
pope at London's Westminster
Cathedral, which Parker Bowles also
planned to attend, the spokesman
said. She will not be going to the
pope's funeral, the spokesman
Charles and Parker Bowles plan to
marry in a civil ceremony in the town
hall at Windsor, west of London.
Meanwhile, a replica of Parker Bowles'
diamond engagement ring went on
sale at a British supermarket Monday
- and immediately became the
chain's fastest selling jewelry item.
Asda Is offering copies of the royal
ring in sterling silver and emerald-cut
cubic zirconia that retail for $34 and
as of Monday morning, 30 percent of
the 2,500 replicas had been sold, said
Asda spokesman Ed Watson.
Parker Bowles' ring formerly belonged
to the late Queen Mother Elizabeth
and is made of platinum with a square
central diamond with three diamond
baguettes - rectangular diamonds
- on either side.
U.S. military says Insurgents
wounded in Abu Ghralb attack
BAGHDAD, Iraq - About 50 insurgents
were wounded and at least one was
killed during last week's attack on
Abu Ghraib prison west of Baghdad,
the U.S. military said Monday. It
refused to say whether any militants
were taken into custody.
On Sunday, lawmakers elected Sunnl
Arab Hajlm al-Hassanl, Iraq's industry
minister, as their parliament speaker,
cutting through ethnic and sectarian
barriers that have held up selection
of a new government for more than
two months since the country's first
free elections in 50 years.
"It's time for the patient Iraqi people to
be treated with the dignity that God
has given them al-Hassani said,
accepting his new post.
Sunni Arabs are believed to make up
the backbone of the Iraqi insurgency
and the selection of al-Hassani
was seen as a gesture toward the
community that was dominant under
ousted dictator Saddam Hussein.
But some critics said al-Hassani
has limited clout in the Sunnl
Sunni Arabs, who largely boycotted
the Jan. 30 elections or stayed home
for fear of being attacked at the polls,
only have 17 members in the 275-
member National Assembly.
On Monday, a suicide bomber
driving a tractor blew himself up
in Abu Ghraib, but it wasn't clear If
the attack was targeting the prison.
Iraqi police official 1st Lt. Akram
al-Zubaeyee said the blast west of
Baghdad was near the prison's gate,
killing the attacker and injuring four
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Steve Ballard, chancellor of ECU,
said he has concerns for the budget
difficulties within North Carolina.
"No concern makes more of an
impact on my life said Ballard.
"The possibility of not having
the resources that we need to fuel the
region that we have here at ECU
Ballard said he would like
to get to the point where as a
state we could get to a three year
budget process which would
make the whole process more
A budget concern Ballard
brought up was the renewed pro-
posal of the state to take the FNA
money generated from federal
dollars because of the research
we're bringing in.
Ballard said he is concerned
about the possible 4 percent
reduction, the 161 percent mal-
practice insurance cost over the
last two years, salaries for average
assistant professors rising and
increasing utility costs, which
have risen by 41 percent in three
years increasing our bill by more
than $4 million per year.
ECU continues to lead the
state in Distance Education and is
looking at ways to further improve
the online form of learning.
Clayton Sessoms, director of
continuing studies, said distance
education is a direct response of
the needs of the region and state
and there are currently more
than 4,600 students enrolled in
DE funded courses.
ECU offers programs, not just
courses online. ECU offers a total
of 39 degree programs through
distance education and 14 gradu-
ate and post masters programs.
The programs are taught by the
same professors who teach the
typical classroom courses and
have shown to be just as effective
in educating students in every
aspect measured.
The students currently
enrolled in DE are an average
age of 36 and commonly have
families and children making
them rely on DE to complete
their degrees.
"For many of the DE students
DE may be the only option
they have to return to school
said Sessoms.
"Busy work lives, time, dis-
tance and heavy family com-
mitments all play a part in the
large numbers of new students
enrolling in online courses
ECU is continuously learning
how to better serve DE students
and further improve the program
as a whole so it can best serve the
people's needs. An instant mes-
saging system with DE courses is
currently being looked into.
In the spring of 2001 ECU had
a total of approximately 1,000 DE
students compared to the 3,500
DE students at the beginning of
the spring 2005 semester.
James Smith, provost, said DE
will allow ECU to expand on eco-
nomic development in the region
and better serve the state.
Chancellor Ballard agreed.
"DE provides access and
affordabillty, especially to the
citizens of eastern North Caro-
lina who we believe could not
come and be full time residents
here Ballard said.
ECU's awards are up by 12 per-
cent, there are increased trading
opportunities and graduate enroll-
ment figures are up 33 percent.
Ballard said it is alive and
well and ECU is one of the best
examples of shared governance
across the system. He said with
the recent search processes for
the two vice chancellors and
assistant to the chancellors were
open, transparent and were
shared governance affected.
"Shared governance helps to
ensure a great sense of commu-
nity and I think that's what we
see here at ECU Ballard said.
Ballard said he plans to look
into the multiple other sources of
revenue so we can improve our
financial situation and preserve
the core of ECU, in which we are
committed to student success and
a great undergraduate experience.
"We will do everything pos-
sible to preserve these strengths
Ballard said.
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Signature beam added to
new Allied Health building
Allied Health personnel autographed the final steel beam to be added to the new Allied
Health building, before it was hoisted up and put in place into the building's structure
at a Topping Out Ceremony last Friday. This ceremony marks one of the final steps in
completing the more than $60 million project.
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First festival attracted
crowds despite rain
The inclement weather did
not stop numerous attendants of
all ages from going to ECU's first
annual Youth Arts Festival on
Saturday. More than SOO people
gathered in the Jenkins Fine Arts
building to see many talented
artists perform their craft.
Richard Tichich, director of
ECU's School of Art and Design
and co-founder of the Youth Arts
Festival said he felt the rain actu-
ally helped bring more families
out to enjoy the art festivities.
"Its good to see children of a
young age, that know creativity,
being creative with our visiting
artists said Tichich.
More than 100 artists par-
ticipated in the festival. Visual
artists demonstrated furniture
painting, tile making, water-
color, jewelry, collages, gourd
carving, shrine making, quilting,
weaving, clay figure making,
puppet making, origami, coiled
pin needle baskets, sculpture and
ECU faculty and student
artists demonstrated weaving,
papermaking, painting on silk,
sock doll making, stamping,
metal working, oil painting,
bookmaking and throwing clay
on the wheel.
Tichich said it was great to be
able to use ECU's art resources to
help put this event together.
Shigeo Yamaguchi, an ECU
Japanese instructor participated
in the festival by writing Japa-
nese calligraphy for patrons.
"Today has gone really well.
People are really excited to see
their names and other words in
Japanese said Yamaguchi.
Emily White, sopho-
more nursing major said
she thought the festival had
many extraordinary artists.
"It was great, but inside every-
one was so crammed together. It
would've been much less confus-
ing if it was outside said White.
Even though the Jenkins
Fine Arts building can seem
maze-like, one area that was not
confusing was the auditorium.
Both musical and theatrical per-
formances took place including
mimes, ECU Storybook Theatre,
swing dancing, the Silver Tap-
pers, the Greenville Barbershop
Quartet, the ECU Gospel Singers,
the Pactolus Steel Drum Band
and the Ballet Folklorico Mexi-
cano Azteca from Georgia.
Dindy Reich, an ECU art pro-
fessor and co-founder of the Youth
Arts Festival said without the help
of her Art 4000 class, the event
would not have been possible.
"Without these incredible
nine women, I couldn't have
done this. They did an amazing
job said Reich.
Although the rain forced
the artists and patrons indoors,
everyone continued to be very
cooperative, Reich said.
"Only a few artists were not
able to come because of the high
winds Reich said.
Both Reich and Tichich said
in next year's plan for the Youth
Arts Festival they would like to
do without adding rain onto
their agenda.
"(The festival has been the
sunshine in my day Tichich said.
Many student volunteers
from ECU's Ambassadors and
Greek organizations including
Delta Zeta, Alpha Delta Pi and
Kappa Sigma came out to help
with the day's festivities. Spon-
sors of the event included Pepsi,
ECU, the Ledonia Wright Cultural
Center, the ECU Student Involve-
ment Team, the Student Union
Cultural Awareness Committee,
the Division of Student Life and
Youth and Family Programs.
Anyone interested in partici-
pating in next year's Youth Arts
festival is encouraged to contact
Dindy Reich at reichd(gmail.
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Paul II's funeral will be held
Friday morning and his remains
will be interred in the grotto of
St. Peter's Basilica where pontiffs
throughout the ages have been
laid to rest, the Vatican said
Chief spokesman Joa-
quin Navarro-Valls made the
announcement after the College
of Cardinals held two meetings
over the course of two and a half
hours in its first gatherings since
the pope's death and ahead of a
secret vote later this month to
elect a successor to John Paul.
Vatican employees filed
silently past the body Monday
morning to pay their last respects.
Members of the public lined up
by the tens of thousands in the
glaring sun hours before the start
of a public viewing and prayer
service at St. Peter's Basilica.
Navarro-Valls said John Paul
would "almost surely" be buried in
the tomb where Pope John XXIII
lay before he was brought up onto
the main floor of the basilica.
That pope, who died in 1963,
was moved after his 2000 beau-
tification because so many pil-
grims wanted to visit his tomb
and the grotto is in a cramped
underground space.
Under Vatican tradition,
Friday is the latest the funeral
could have been held. Up to two
million pilgrims are expected to
converge on Rome for the 10 a.m.
(4 a.m. EDT) service.
"It will be a moment without
precedent said Rome Mayor
Walter Veltroni, in an interview
with Repubblica Radio.
"Rome will grind to a halt to
guarantee the full development
of the demonstration of love for
the pontificate, guaranteeing the
maximum security for all the
heads of state who will arrive
to pay homage to the pope
he said.
The funeral will include pag-
eantry reserved for the highest
prince of the church and in the
presence of many of the world's
secular and religious leaders.
President Bush and his wife will
be among the dignitaries attend-
ing, the White House said.
In the first meeting, the car-
dinals took an oath of secrecy. In
the second one, they made their
decisions on the funeral rites,
Navarro-Valls said. There were
65 cardinals attending.
Archbishop Josef Clemens,
.secretary of the Vatican office for
lay people and a former aide to
top Vatican Cardinal Joseph Ratz-
inger, said not all the cardinal elec-
tors had arrived in Rome in time
to attend Monday's first session.
Asked about the atmosphere
among the cardinals, he said:
"Sad, but hopeful
There had been speculation
that the pope might have left
orders to be buried in his native
Poland, but Navarro-Valls said
John Paul "did not show any
such wish
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next 10 years in meeting today's
goals, but the year 2015 would
be irrelevant.
"We are pursuing a moving
target Middleton said.
The key to moving institu-
tions from where we are now
into an unknown future which
within itself is changing, is by
creating effective benchmarks,
ways of thinking about the
service role In the context with
fulfilling our other primary mis-
sions of teaching, promotion
of scholarship and creation of
"Service cannot be divorced
from those things, it has to be
interval to those things Middle-
ton said.
Middleton said we need to
use measures to determine if that
service matters somewhere.
Oblinger said service no
longer applies to faculty,
students, staff or even public
or private universities but it
encompasses all of that. He said
in present day, he hears more and
more instances of people within
academia beinjinvolved beyond
campus. He said this service is
important because universities
will be judged by the service or
engagement they provide.
Service activities Involve the
development, exchange and appli-
cation of knowledge, information
and expertise for mutual benefit.
One of the most significant
impacts of universities is the
quality of life within the com-
Oblinger said NC State has
been examining the reappoint-
ment, tenure and promotion
process since there are so many
faculty members in different
disciplines that are interested in
service and being rewarded and
receiving credit for it.
"We've engaged an exten-
sive study of scholarship, in
this case it's a scholarship for
engagement we went to those
who were engaged in that type
of scholarship and asked 'how
do you measure impact? How do
you measure quality of work?
Oblinger said.
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AMANDA 0- UNGERFELT Editor in Chief
TUESDAY April 5, 2005
Our View
Keep Major League
Baseball substance free
Opening day of the 2005 Major League Base-
ball season came and went on Sunday with the
New York Yankees emerging victorious over the
Boston Red Sox.
The first victim of the new steroid testing policy
was also named and as Alex Sanchez of the
Tampa Bay Devil Rays received his 10-day
suspension, MLB had a scapegoat.
Sanchez denied taking steroids, instead blam-
ing his positive test on milkshakes and multi-
vitamins. But how has baseball and sports in
general established a well-defined line to which
drugs or performance-enhancing substances
are allowed?
Common knowledge tells you a high percent-
age of athletes utilize over-the-counter products
to varying degrees. What is the difference
between steroids and many enhancers that can
be purchased at your everyday GNC store?
Creatine and various weight gain products obvi-
ously give the user certain physical advantages
over a non-user. So ate sports officials saying
that drugs are OK as long as they don't give
you too much of an advantage? You can gain
a little muscle with the help of this stuff but not
too much?
As blurred as the line currently is, new poli-
cies and renewed emphasis on weeding out
"cheaters" will eventually completely wash away
the black and white areas into a gray muddle.
Invariably some will say more drugs should be
banned and others will think they should be
completely absent from athletics.
True, steroids are a primary target of proponents
because of dangerous health risks and right-
fully so. The death of Ken Caminiti contributed
to the fear of steroids, but Caminiti had more
serious issues than the "juice The former
National League MVP faced problems with
other drugs, namely cocaine.
That isn't to say that steroids should be allowed,
quite the contrary, If you rid sports of some of
these performance-enhancing drugs, com-
pletely erase their existence all together. Level
the playing field by ridding them for good.
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earnest call to everyone,
Christians and the
followers of other
religions, that we work
together to build a
world without violence,
a world that loves life
and grows in justice
and solidarity
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Opinion Columnist
Taking steps to fight a modern plague
Obesity in America
is its own epidemic
By now. we have probably all heard
the alarming statistics regarding the
obesity epidemic in America. Although
epidemic may seem a strong word
- evoking images of the Bubonic plague
instead of overweight Americans - it is
actually quite appropriate.
After all, the three major epidemics
of the plague - occurring during the
sixth, 14th and 17th centuries-killed
an estimated 137 million people. I'm
not trying to downplay the magnitude
of this historical tragedy, but rather,
emphasize the enormity of this current
health problem.
Today, approximately 127 million
adults in our country are considered
overweight, another 60 million are
obese and 9 million are classified as
severely obese. This condition isn't
an automatic death sentence but obe-
sity does account for at least 300,000
deaths annually in the United States,
making it the second leading cause of
preventable deaths. The overwhelming
numbers look like those of a new kind
of plague.
Fortunately, however, we are better
prepared to deal with this American
health issue today than Europe was
capable of controlling the plague
during the Middle Ages.
In 2004, Morgan Spurlock docu-
mented his month of McDonald's in
the film Super Size Me. 1 didn't need a
movie to tell me that eating fast food
every day would be unhealthy but
Spurlock's experience did shed some
light on the dangers of too many
cheeseburgers and french fries. But
while giving up Big Macs and itplacing
your sugary soda with a diet one may
be a good first step, there are other
steps - about 10,000 - that are just as
important, yet sometimes overlooked
in the fight against fat.
Recent studies have suggested
that we all aim for walking about
10,000 steps a day. Small changes
like taking the stairs instead of the
elevator or parking farther away from
the mall entrance can help us get to
that goal. But unfortunately, while
these actions are good, they're still
not enough. It's nearly impossible to
take 10,000 steps a day without get-
ting on the treadmill or going outside
for a walk.
Lucky for us at ECU, we have a
fabulous recreation center stocked with
treadmills and a second floor flanked
by an indoor track. Yet as the weather
turns to spring, I know that I get the
itch to head outside for physical activ-
ity. I hate to be cooped up indoors
when the sun is shining and the skies
are blue. But I don't want to forsake my
exercise either.
Wouldn't it be nice if there were a
place in Greenville where we could go
for a walk in a safe and scenic environ-
ment? There already is such a place but
one that is still very limited. The gre-
enway system that extends from Green
Springs Park on Fifth Street to an area
near Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium provides
a jogging, walking or bicycling path for
the city's citizens.
But at only 2.5 miles of greenways
for 60,000 people, the current condi-
tion is rather disappointing. That's
where Friends of Greenville Green-
ways comes in. The local organization
known as FROGGS is working to raise
money and awareness to help the city
in developing a more extensive green-
way system.
I was excited to read about their
efforts in a recent TEC article and
can only hope they will be successful.
While combating obesity in America
may not be their target, the steps they
are taking put them on the right track,
so to speak, to improving local health.
Encouraging people to get outside and
walk, for whatever reason, can have
tremendous positive consequences for
a community.
A more widespread greenway
system would provide a place for
local people to gather, enjoy the
outdoors and engage in the physical
activity recommended by the Centers
for Disease Control. It shouldn't take a
government entity to tell us that would
be good for us. All it takes is a walk on
the current greenway system and I'm
sure you'll be convinced for the need
for expansion. It's another great reason
to get active.
In My Opinion
Countries should trade goods, not insults
(KRT) � Who would have expected
a soccer game could be noteworthy?
On March 27, 100,000 fans packed
a stadium in Mexico City to watch a
game between Mexico and the United
States. That's not really news. Soccer is
a big deal south of the border. It's also
not newsworthy that the Mexicans
prevailed, 2-1. Most Americans were too
busy watching NCAA basketball that
day to care about a soccer game.
The real news is that, during the
countries' national anthems, the
Mexican fans booed "The Star-Spangled
Banner Some even chanted "Osama,
Osama" after we scored our only goal.
Shame on them.
But in that shame, an opportunity.
After all, if they're booing our national
anthem on a Sunday, maybe they've
decided to remain in Mexico, rather
than make a run for the U.S. border
on Monday. And let's face it: The only
way to prevent illegal immigration is
to persuade immigrants to stay home.
If they want to come here, there's no
way to stop them.
Consider: The Department of
Homeland Security plans to add an
additional 500 agents along the border,
to augment the 9,900 it already has.
Also, a private group plans to launch
me Minuteman Project. About 1,000
volunteers will watch a 40-mile stretch
of border and report illegal immigrants
to the border patrol.
That's fewer than 12,000 people,
trying to guard 2,000 miles of
border and block 2 million (or more)
immigrants. The arithmetic doesn't
add up.
Besides, Mexicans are motivated to
come here. Per-capita income in the
United States is $37,800, four times
higher than in Mexico. Free-market
economics says people are going to risk
everything to cross that border. And
not only is life better here, but it offers
opportunities to those who remain
behind. In 2003 Mexico's president
announced that emigrants had sent
back $12 billion. Such payments "are
our biggest source of foreign income,
bigger than oil, tourism or foreign
investment Vicente Fox declared.
But there's a way to enable Mexi-
cans to be as financially successful at
home as they are here. Free trade.
For an example, let's look a little
farther south, to El Alto, Bolivia. That
city seems an unlikely place to find
supporters of free trade. In October
2003 street protests there helped topple
the country's pro-U.S. leader, Sanchez
de Lozada. But during those protests,
when rioters tried to destroy the United
Furniture plant, Bolivian employees of
the plant fought off those rioters.
No wonder. About 100,000 El Alto
residents have jobs because they're able
to export products to the U.S. duty-free.
As Juan Carlos Machicado, a supervisor
at the plant, put it, "I'm in favor of free
trade. It's helping us move forward. I
wouldn't have thought this way five
years ago. But now 1 work here
The people in El Alto probably don't
love the United States. But they're gain-
fully employed, and they're not risking
their lives to come here. The same thing
can happen in Mexico, if we maintain
our free-trade policies and convince the
Mexican government to privatize inef-
ficient state-owned industries.
Of course, charity begins at home,
and so does the battle against illegal
immigration. It's pretty clear that ille-
gal immigrants are working here; how
else did they earn that $12 billion they
sent home? Not by hitting the lottery.
But for some reason, our government
isn't punishing those who employ
Time magazine reports that in
2002, even as millions of illegals
poured across our border, the Immigra-
tion and Naturalization Service opened
only about 2,000 investigations of
employers. That's down from 7,000 in
1992. Even worse, the magazine notes
that, "fines for immigration-law viola-
tions plunged 99 percent, from 1,063
in 1992 to 13 in 2002
Employers see that they can easily
hire illegal aliens, save money by not
paying benefits to those employees or
paying taxes on their wages, and never
face any penalties. So why wouldn't
they hire illegals?
The necessary laws already exist.
In 1986, Congress passed the immigra-
tion Reform and Control Act, which
said employers could be fined as much
as $10,000 for each illegal they hire.
Repeat offenders could be locked up.
This law's never really been
enforced. But imagine if it was. Sud-
denly, employers would face a true risk
for employing illegals. And if we made
the risk greater than the reward, the
problem would swiftly go away.
We can't round up everyone who
crosses the border illegally. And we
don't have to.
Let's help the Mexicans help them-
selves, by encouraging free trade and by
enforcing our own laws. Then, maybe
we can play soccer with our neighbors,
without hearing from the boo-birds.
Pirate Rant
Would you please keep
your 500 lame questions to
yourself? We think you'd get the
point every time the class grasps
for air, smacks their lips or mum-
bles something. Just wait until
class is over to make yourself look
stupid and ask the professor those
questions, because we sure don't
want to hear them.
To all local employers: Please
do not keep a person calling
you for three months to check
on their resume, and then hire
some random person because
they have a connection to your
family. It's really not fair.
Surprisingly, the installation
ceremony Thursday was very well
done. I have never felt so proud to
be a Pirate than I do now.
After a nice workout at the
Student Recreation Center, I
thought a shower would be great
until someone snatched the
curtain open. If I were the girl
you claimed to be looking for,
why would you open the curtain
knowing she was showering?
Thanks to you, I'm no longer able
to shower.
What's with the five million
reruns a day of "Mad TV" on
Comedy Central? Rerun a good
show like "Saturday Night Live
"Kids in the Hall" or "Mystery
Science Theater 3000
To the RA that tries to write
me up every other night for
noise violations: Where were you
Friday when there were five girls
with water balloons yelling from
floor to floor?
Please, if you're going to go to
the movies, for the love of God,
be quiet. I didn't pay to hear what
you did yesterday with your best
Apparently 10-15 people a
day think I have a small penis
and feel the need to tell me so via
e-mail. Am I the only one with
this problem?
It is 6:30 p.m. and Todd
Dining Hall has only 24 diners.
Where's the loyalty?
Am I the only May
graduate that still hasn't
found a job? Please let me know
if you are still looking too, that
way I can tell my dad to get off
my case.
1 wanted to go to the Canine
Crawl on Saturday, but it was
pouring down rain. Are they
going to reschedule?
Do those e-Harmony com-
mercials annoy anyone else but
I understand that the weather
is beautiful and you want to take
your dog for a walk, but please
keep him out of the middle of
the road. .
British accents are so hot.
Lisa Marie Presley is releasing
another album? When will she
learn that she has half the talent
and nowhere near the star quality
of her father? It's time the media
quit giving press coverage to the
less-talented relatives of stars.
Who really cares?
Conspiracy theory:
Major League Baseball Is
trying as hard as possible to
improve its image with the ste-
roids scandal by suspending a
small name. Is it me, or is it just a
huge coincidence that the MLB's
first player to "test positive" for
"steroids" is Alex Sanchez? I
know who he is but how many
other people do unless they
had him on their fantasy team
or something last year? He's a
leadoff hitter with no home run
power, formerly of the lowly
Detroit Tigers now playing for
the equally low Tampa Bay Dev-
ilRays. Something seems awful
fishy about this.
Founder's Week was a
great success. It's good to
see so many campus organi-
zations and administrators
get together to celebrate what
it means to be a Pirate. Thanks
to everyone for their hard
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TUESDAY April 5, 2005
Violinist at Wright
Violinist Janice Martin will be
performing at Wright Auditorium
Saturday, April 9 at 8 p.m. Tickets
are $10 - 24.
Minority Student Ball
The Fourth Annual Minority
Student Ball will take place in
the Murphy Center April 23 at 8
p.m. Tickets are $10 for singles
and $15 for couples. Contact
Bridgette Joye at 758-2376 for
more information.
0DB listening Session
There will be a listening session for
ODB's first album since his death
April 26 at 5 p.m. in Mendenhall.
Names in the News:
Simpson Honors Teens
Having tortured enough teens
with her squawk, alleged singer
Ashlee Simpson is looking to
give back to the community. MTV.
com reports that Jessica's little
sis will co-headline The Event to
Prevent a May 3 concert at New
York's Gotham Hall organized by
the Candle's Foundation, which
works to raise awareness about
teen pregnancy. Jewel will also
do some warbling, and the event
will take time to give kudos to any
teen girl's vital role models, Katie
Couric and Jane Fonda.
Booking Brooke
When you think Brooke Shields,
you generally think sunny things.
Yet the image of the model-
actress as an ever-youthful and
mirthful naif is only half the story.
Postpartum depression is the
other half. That's the story in
Shields'finally completed memoir,
"Came The Rain: My Journey
Through Postpartum Depression
Out next month, the book explores
Shields' suicidal state after her
daughter, Rowan Francis, was
bom in May 2003. "I didn't feel joy
at all World Entertainment News
Network quotes her as writing. "I
was in a bizarre state of mind
This was sadness of a shockingly
different magnitude. It felt as if it
would never go away But it did.
And Shields says, "I really want to
have more children
Nugent's Coup
"Cat Scratch Fever?" Heck, it's
dollar fever for Motor City madman
Ted Nugent this week. The avid
outdoorsman and champion of
gun rights has been awarded
$100,000 by a Muskegon
County, Mich jury which found
organizers of the Muskegon
Summer Celebration breached
their contract with the rocker when
they canceled his June 2003
concert. The music festival peeps
said they pulled the plug because
Nugent used a racial slur during
a radio interview a month before.
Nugent says the word was used
in quotation: He was repeating
what a black Motown musician
once said to compliment him on
his guitar skills.
A Lothario's Next Role
Smooth-mover actor Vlnce
Vaughn will ply his devilish
charms in the next picture by
one of the most original voices
In film, David O. Russell, director
of I (Heart) Huckabees and Three
Kings. According to the Hollywood
Reporter, the untitled project will
have Vaughn playing a wiseacre
host of a radio talk show whose
life gets tossed upside down
when he begins to adopt his
callers' various neuroses. Mindful
of that great neo-pagan god, the
box office, producers say they
will aim to tap into Russell's
oddball sensibilities "and deliver
a commercial comedy
Star's April Fools Day
People for the Ethical Treatment of
Animals, known for their steadfast
devotion to The Cause, played a
prank on renowned yet ever-so-
grating personality Star Jones
Reynolds on April Fools Day,
unveiling a new ad in front of ABC
TVs studio which lambastes "The
View" co-host's love of fur. The
"Fur Is a Drag" ad shows Flotilla
DeBarge, a 6-foot cross-dresser,
regally attired in a wedding gown
and white fur coat splattered
with blood. The faux-Star image
references Star's well publicized
and equally crass wedding last
year to Al Reynolds. Perhaps most
peculiar of all was Star's gracious
response. "As long as no laws are
broken, Imitation is the sincerest
form of flattery she told The
Associated Press I hope his hair
and makeup looks fabulous and
he remembers to shave But Is
she really that affable? The New
York Post says Star's actually so
steamed, she has threatened to
sue PETA. They can't seem to stay
out of trouble.
Students 'party for purpose'
The children of the Good Hope Primary School In Namungoona, Uganda need the monetary support of ECU students for school costs, food and clothing.
Greeks gather to give
A diverse group of ECU stu-
dents gathered in hopes of rais-
ing money for a needy cause
Wednesday, March 30.
Nine separate groups from
two public relations classes were
created and given the project
of preparing a campaign that
focused on a specific target
audience. The students wanted
to come up with a PR campaign
that appealed to college age stu-
dents in efforts to get support
from their peers while showing
them there is nothing wrong
with having work and pleasure
harmoniously combined.
The real brain behind the
PR campaign is professor Kelli
Munn. She is the one who came
up with the idea of her students
creating a mock campaign.
Although the students receive
no money for their work, they
are receiving valuable experi-
ence that they can apply to their
Intended vocation.
Each student is told to treat
these campaigns as if they were
real projects for major corpora-
tions and then present their
finished project to their class.
However, this year these students
were in for a real treat as Munn
decided to mix things up a bit.
Professor Munn was speak-
ing with an ECU alumna, Ginger
Dail, about her work with the Red
Cross. Dail had been working on
raising $2,000 for the Good
Hope Primary School Located
In Namungoona, Uganda and
needed help in doing so. It was
during this discussion professor
Munn decided on what to focus
this year's mock PR campaign.
She thought it would be a great
idea, Instead of just coming up
with a "pretend" campaign, to
actually give the students more
of a feel for a real life situation.
"I had always wanted to
do something like this said
Munn knew that if the stu-
dents were given the chance to
feel the real stresses, pressures
and rewards of the PR field they
would be able to understand
how the business really oper-
ates. It's one thing to say you
want to work in the PR industry,
however, it's another thing to do
work knowing that the turnout
is affecting the lives of humans
who depend on your success.
see PURPOSE page A7
Cultural outreach presents
'Consummate Elegance'
World-renowned violinist
Janice Martin to perform
Violinist Janice Martin will
grace the campus of ECU, April
9, as part of the S. Rudolph Alex-
ander Performing Arts Series.
The series is drawing nearer to
the conclusion of its 42nd year
running, offering students and
enthusiasts of all ages to come
and enjoy the arts. The ECU press
release for this event adds that
this particular series "presents a
variety of renowned artists and
performances each year, includ-
ing symphony, orchestras, operas,
jazz, classical ballet, modern
dance, folk musicians, Broadway
hits and more states the pro-
gram synopsis. So for the classical
music aficionados, The S. Rudolph
Alexander Performing Arts Series
presents Janice Martin.
Martin, an accomplished
violinist has constructed an
impressive resume through the
years, emphasizing her musi-
cal clout and status. In a press
release from the Performing Arts
Series some of these accolades
are described: "From the con-
cert halls of the Czech Republic
to the stages of New York City,
Martin has captivated audiences
the world over, performing with
such ensembles as the Wash-
ington Symphony Orchestra, La
Fundacion Orquesta Sinfonica
National de Santo Domingo, the
Milwaukee Symphony and the
Amadeus Orchestra
"Awarded the 1999 Career
Award Grant from the commis-
sion on the Arts and Sciences of
the National Endowment of the
Arts, Martin is also a recipient
violinist of the Stradivari Society of
Chicago. This induction marks her
as one of a few violinists allowed
to play instruments from the
society's esteemed collection
Her Web site
lists some of the competitions she's
won across the country, including
The Washington International
Competition, The National Fed-
eration of Music Clubs National
and District Competitions, The
International Young Performers'
Concerto Competition and The
Amadeus Career Grant Award,
among others. If her accomplish-
ments and abilities with the violin
weren't remarkable enough, Martin
also dances, sings, acts, composes
and is trained in piano.
Martin's journey included
graduation from the prestigious
Julliard School of Music, and
receiving her master's degree in
music from the Indiana School
of Music. Martin also joined the
army to pay off her student loans.
During her service, she performed
with the White House Army
Orchestra, with concerts con-
ducted in front of the president
and many other world leaders.
She is well traveled within the
states and has entertained fans in
such far-reaching places as Osaka,
Japan and Bangkok, Thailand.
Esteemed publications
describe Martin as "a witty,
elegantly perceptive performer"
(The Strati), "a violinist with a
strong personality" (New York
Times), "a chamber musician of
consummate elegance" (Washing-
ton Post) and "a stunning talent"
(The Miami Herald).
Despite her seemingly insur-
mountable schedule, Martin
finds time to stay grounded and
enjoy her successes. Her Web site
describes her as: "A light-hearted
joie de vivre permeates Janice's
playing and personality. She
strives for perfection in her art
see VIOLINIST page A6

Love is a theme in many students' lives and ECU, like many other schools, offers it as a course theme.
New 'Great Books of Love' course
Offering students a
chance to be guided by
eight professors.
Decisions. We all hate to
make them, but eventually we
have to decide upon something,
whether it is what toppings we
want on our Subway sandwich,
or what classes we want to take
next semester.
ECU students who wish they
could take a class that offers
more than just homework and a
grade, but a life-changing experi-
ence, should look into taking the
"Great Books of Love" course for
the upcoming fall semester.
The theme of this semester's
Great Books course is "love"
because it is a topic all college
students can relate to, according
to the coordinating instructor,
Anoush F. Terjanian.
"The theme for this Great
Books section focuses on all
understandings of what love is
like, where ideas of love have
come from and how those
ideas have not only changed
through the ages, but also how
it has stayed the same said for-
eign languages professor Tricia
What makes this course a
once In a lifetime opportunity is
Terjanian is just the coordinat-
ing instructor. A total of around
eight ECU professors from vari-
ous fields will aid in teaching the
class, including Wilson-Okamura.
Terjanian feels the entire
department is excited about this
new and innovative course. "The
course is essentially a seminar in
form, and I am just the coordinat-
ing instructor. There will be other
experts from various fields coming
in to share their insight. The whole
experience should be a joint effort
on all parties, including the stu-
dents said Terjanian.
The Great Books program has
provided students with an outlet
into a different way of thinking,
analyzing and learning, and this
new course is expected to be no
According to Professor John
Given of the Classics Depart-
ment, the Great Books program
launched about six to seven years
ago out of a "need for centering
of liberal arts in college.
"The Great Books program
provides students with a way to
learn by traditional ways, gain-
ing a stable foundation of not
only literature, but knowledge"
Given said.
Not only will eight professors
be bringing in their experienced
knowledge and novels one at a
time to expose the students to a
different kind of 'look on love
but the class will be fully depen-
dent on the students.
"We will approach the text
as a group of fresh minds. We
will come to the texts as equals,
and become experts together
Terjanian said.
The course is in book-seminar
form and will focus on round-
table discussions with minimal
background information pro-
vided by the current professor.
Terjanian and the rest of the
professors are extremely excited
about this course which exists
at other great universities like
Columbia and Stanford. They are
enthusiastic that students will
want to take a course that will not
only teach them about great litera-
ture, but also provide them with
an outlet into the world of analysis
and intelligent discussion.
Terjanian added they care-
fully selected texts that will
provide the students with a new
outlook and spark some good
discussions. Selections include
Euripides' Hippolytus, Plato's Sym-
posium, Jane Austen's Pride and
Prejudice and Denis Diderot's The
Indiscreet Jewels to list a few.
"We have chosen things we
expect will take on a life of its
own. These texts we hope will
be texts that will move you and
affect you in a way. They will
have lasting influence Terja-
nian said.
Wilson-Okamura said during
her assigned time in the class,
she will be discussing the poetry
of Sappho.
"I will argue that it is some
of the most beautiful poetry. It
is very relevant today, its beauty
found in both love and sexuality
in form Wilson-Okamura said.
Terjanian could not stress
enough that there is limited
enrollment for this course because
of its special seminar set-up, and
an honors section is available as
well. The class will meet Tuesday
nights from 5 - 8 p.m.
Interested students can find
the course under Great Books,
GRBK, in the Course Shopper sec-
tion of OneStop under tools. The
course is called GRBK 2000: Intro
to Great Books. For students who
are dedicated to learning, love to
express opinions and need another
class that is not so "run-of-the-
mill this is the one to consider.
For more information, stu-
dents may go to the Great Books
Web site at ecu.edugreatbooks
or contact program direc-
tor John Stevens by e-mail at
This writer can be contacted at

Freshmen get real
The ultimate Irates put a whole new spin on ECU club sports.
Ultimate Frisbee flies
Fun times for all with the
Ultimate Frisbee team
When students begin col-
lege, they leave behind all of the
familiarities that are associated
with high school. After-school
sports and club meetings become
distant memories. This leaves
many students feeling the need
to be involved in similar activities
throughout their college careers.
Clubs are easily accessible to every
student, but athletic teams have
a more competitive atmosphere.
For students looking for a fun way
to participate in athletics, club
sports are the way to go.
The Ultimate Frisbee Club
team is one of the most active
club sports at ECU as well as
around the world.
"It is estimated that about
100,000 people play ultimate in
countries all across the world,
with about half those players
being from the United States
according to the Ultimate Players
Association at
The team currently consists
of around 15 people, and rather
than being Pirates like many of
the other club teams, their team
name is the ECU Irates. So where
did this name originate?
"1 have heard a lot of rumors
about why, but I think the earlier
teams got the name because of
how rowdy and 'irate' they were
on the field said Jeffery Martin,
irate co-captain and senior his-
tory major.
"Combining the non-stop
movement and athletic endur-
ance of soccer with the aerial
passing skills of football, a game
of ultimate is played by two
seven-player squads with a high-
tech plastic disc on a field similar
to football. The object of the
game is to score by catching a
pass in the opponent's end zone
said the UPA Web site.
What most people know to
be a frisbee, ultimate players
consider a disc. Rather than
recreational discs that are more
commonly seen, a heavier and
sturdier 175 gram disc is used to
play ultimate. Attributes such as
weight, diameter, shape of the
rim and type of plastic are all
vital factors in determining how
well a disc will handle.
One of the best things about
Ultimate is that no experience is
necessary. If you pay your dues
and come to practice, the coach
and team are willing to teach you
everything you need to know.
Both males and females are wel-
come on the team, though at this
time there are no female players.
The team practices four times
a week, with practices lasting
about two hours. You can find
them out at the Blount Intramu-
ral Complex on a sunny day, but
if rain hits they head over to the
bottom of college hill.
Graduate student Mark Grow
coaches the team. Until two
years ago he played on the team
so he has an inside feel for how
the team should practice and
the best strategies to use during
games. During practice he comes
up with what the team is going to
work on in order to prepare them
for upcoming games.
Ultimate can be played all
year long, but the ECU Irates play
from August to May. They play
mainly on the East Coast, against
schools such as UNC-G, UNC-CH
and NC State. Sometimes they
have the opportunity to travel
throughout the country. However,
some of their most challenging
matches are close to home.
"This past fall semester, we
went to NC State for the Wolf-
pack Invitational and went 6-1
on the weekend and won the
"The team has been around
since the mid to late 1980s, and
has been to regionals every year
except spring 2001. All through the
early 1990s, ECU went to nation-
als every year. They won back
to back national championships
in 1994 and 1995 Martin said.
To find out more about the
ECU Irates go to their Web site,
ecu.eduirates. Visit to
learn more about the sport of ulti-
mate frisbee. Don't miss the ECU
Irates in action April 23 - 24 when
they compete in the sectional
tournament in Greenville. This
year the regional competition will
be held in Statesboro, Ga. April 30
and May 1.
This writer can be contacted at
TV show eases agony
I of move-in day
Moving away from home
for the first time is one of the
biggest milestones of our adult
lives. Leaving behind the security
of having family and friends in
close proximity can be excru-
ciatingly difficult. Every year
Campus Living searches for
innovative ways to ease the wor-
ries associated with the lovehate
relationship of move-in day.
This year Campus 31, ECU'S
unofficial campus television sta-
tion came up with the idea for
a reality series titled "Freshman
Reality The idea originally came
about in the form of a television
pilot but evolved into a mini-movie.
"With 'Freshman Reality
we wanted to relate the move-in
experience to new students in a
way that has never been done.
We've printed guides, virtual
tours of the rooms and instruc-
tional videos, but we wanted to
push further. We want to do our
best to answer every question
about moving to campus before
the student ever leaves their
home, and I think this film is a
huge step in that direction said
Mike Godwin, assistant director
for Campus Living Marketing.
Topics that are addressed in
the movie include academics,
social atmosphere, roommate
relationships and leaving behind
family and friends. "Freshman
Reality" will provide a first hand
look at what move-in day is like,
which will inevitably ease some
of the tension that it may cause.
"This piece is layered with
many dimensions. It is instruc-
tional, showing you how to pre-
pare for your move to campus.
Watching this family's experience
helps new students recognize
what to bring and what not to
bring. It's also educational in the
way it shows the move-in process
to new students through check-
in and parking. But most of all, I
believe most views will find this
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pulls on so many different emo-
tions. Joy, sadness, frustration,
loneliness you are along for the
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goes through Godwin said.
The family which the movie
is set around is from the small
town of Rosewood, NC. Move-in
day is already chaotic enough, try
adding in three cameras to follow
your every move and micro-
phones clipped to your clothing.
They will undoubtedly make
move-in day easier for upcoming
freshmen, but the strain which it
already causes plus the produc-
tion of the movie put even more
of a strain on the family.
The production of the movie
took place in August 2004 during
a two hour period. Godwin,
Heather Cwiakala, Campus 31
television coordinator and Scott
Duke, Campus 31 student staff,
conducted the filming. The
staff listed above as well as two
other Campus 31 student staff
members, Kelly Harrell and Scott
Taube combined to create a col-
laborative effort during editing
and post production.
The 3,000 incoming fresh-
men moving to campus in August
will be the first viewers of "Fresh-
man Reality
"Campus Living is in the
process of producing its annual
'Move-In Packet which will
include a DVD, hall and room-
mate assignment and pocket sized
move-in guide Godwin said.
Campus Living wants to make
sure that those who will benefit
the most from it, incoming fresh-
men, will have the opportunity
to view the production before
conquering the same experiences
on move-in day
Later, Campus 31 plans to
schedule campus screenings
during orientation and through-
out August. Shortly after that,
"Freshman Reality" will begin
airing on Campus 31 and is
expected to benefit students who
are going through similar transi-
tions in their lives.
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with patience and confidence,
and her casual demeanor can be
misleading. Inside this petite and
pretty woman beats the heart of
a fearless competitor
She Is also "a voracious reader
whose interests range from phys-
ics to eastern philosophy, and she
works out regularly on the road
to stay in shape. In her limited
spare time she kicks, punches
and blocks in her Rung Fu classes
or takes it easy jogging or doing
Chi Gung
She also offers classes and
workshops for those who look to
share her love of music. If you'd
like to hear Martin in person, be
sure to reserve your ticket at the
ECU Central Ticket Office for
the April 8 show to be held in
Wright Auditorium at 8 p.m. For
more information on this and
other similar events visit
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Like to paint? Campus Living will be hiring student
painters, at $7.00 per hour, for the paint crew this
summer. If you are interested in applying, please
stop by Office Suite 100, Jones Hall or visit us
online at www.ecu.educampusliving and follow
the student employment links for a
downloadable application. Applications
must be returned to the housing
office by April 15.
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To sign up, contact SGA at 328-4726.
travel Seminars;
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Thursday, March 3 Mendenhall 248 @ 4:00
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After deciding that this year's
campaign would benefit an
already established organization,
the next task was to decide which
group to focus on. This is when
Ginger Dail told professor Munn
about the Good Hope Primary
School located in Namungoona,
The Good Hope School is a
small primary and nursery school
which cares for and educates
small children living in close
proximity to the schoolhouse.
Good Hope was opened in 1997
and currently has 450 students
enrolled from nursery age all the
way to seventh grade. Good Hope
is an organization that is hoping
to stress the importance of educa-
tion, especially since only 35 per-
cent of Uganda's children make it
to fifth grade and only 12 percent
can ever hold hopes of reaching
secondary school. One hundred
twenty of the students enrolled
are orphans. In Uganda alone,
somewhere between 20,000 and
30,000 children are born infected
with the HIV virus and orphaned
because they are often times seen
by their parents as unwanted
problems which cannot be dealt
The need for education and
disease awareness in Uganda is
very apparent.
It was after seeing these num-
bers it became apparent to the PR
strategies and tactics class which
organization they wanted to
devote their proceeds to.
Each of the groups from
professor Munn's classes joined
forces and decided to come
up with some charity events
they would invite the public to
One group from the noon
class decided to hold a daytime
volleyball game, which included
a cookout and a local band per-
formance. As for their evening
affair, the group rented out
Cabanas. All of the money from
the $5 entry fee for the volley-
ball game, the money raised from
selling food and half of all money
made from the cover charge at
the nightclub was donated to the
Good Hope School.
The class had to pick a target
audience and they decided that
ECU'S Greek life would serve as
the perfect candidate.
"We got to pick a different
target audience, so we decided
on Greeks said Kristina Oriolo,
senior English major and PR
minor. She continued saying that
since so many Greeks already
donate so much of their time
and money to philanthropy they
seemed like the perfect candi-
dates to fill the spot.
Each group was hoping to
bring in at least $250.
"The money we are making
here is enough to supply lunch
for an entire year said John
Yates who is a senior PR major.
"It's amazing how little
money a year it takes to feed these
children. An amount of $15 can
feed one child and send them to
school for an entire year
These students named their
campaign H.O.P.E which stands
for Helping Orphans Prosper
Through Education. They part-
nered up with Alliance for Youth
Achievement, an organization
which deals with needy schools
AYA has been working on a
poultry project for the children
in Uganda, where they raise
money and buy children in these
disparaged countries chickens,
which they teach them how
to raise and feed. In America
such a gift may seem meager
but when speaking in terms of
impoverished nations, chickens
are essentially the "gift that keeps
on giving When this idea was
presented to the PR classes the
students "ran with it according
to Oriolo.
As saddening as it may be,
hunger is not the only epidemic
that plagues this African country.
In Uganda AIDS has become a
common killer which affects the
lives of millions daily. The aver-
age adult only lives to be about
43 years old in Uganda because of
the AIDS virus. It is with the help
of schools like that of Good Hope
that children are being educated
about AIDS, the causes and pre-
ventable measures that must be
taken to ensure that this death
machine is halted permanently.
In efforts to teach the small
children such an adult and
sophisticated lesson, the school
has come up with an anti-AIDS
school choir, which teaches
through song, dance and drama
how to avoid this disease.
At the volleyball game, which
was hosted at Theta Chi's frater-
nity house, some of our own song
and dance was provided to set the
mood. The band Electric Wildlife
played. Many of the students who
attended this event said the band
did a great job providing quality
"We saw it as a good benefit
for good people said John Keffe,
junior construction major and
band mate.
The band mates include Bran-
don Allved, James Beale, John
Keffe and Bobby Layden. These
guys were all very happy to help
out with such a worthwhile
cause. In late May they will host
a CD release party, more informa-
tion about that can be obtained
Later Wednesday night
Cabanas hosted a large get-
together. The cover to get in was
$2, and half of that went to the
AYA organization. The Greek
organization with the largest turn
out at Cabanas was also given a
free keg in order to host their own
party. Needless to say the event
was a huge success. The girls
of Alpha Phi proudly accepted
the award for the competition.
All in all, Wednesday's events
were a huge success. The goal was
to raise $250, and at the end of the
day $300 was raised. This is just
the beginning of a huge move-
ment that will sweep through
ECU and Greenville. April 11-16 a
faculty raffle will be conducted in
Wright Plaza. Gift certificates will
also be included in the raffle. The
drive will be called "Change for
Change A basket auction will be
held at Colonial East Mall April
16 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. There
will also be an open mic night
in the Jenkins building April 19
with all proceeds going to the
Good Hope Primary School. Cafe
Caribe is also joining in on the
philanthropic movement. Teen-
agers, ECU students and adults
who eat at the cafe between 11
a.m. and 9 p.m. will have 30
percent of their proceeds sent to
the campaign.
It seems even here in
Greenville people of all ages
realize it's time to make a stand
against this growing disease, to
help children like the ones in
Good Hope Primary School to
be able to live their lives to the
fullest. It is time for change.
The events over the next
month will greatly impact the
town of Namungoona, Uganda
directly. Their future is in our
Please participate in the
upcoming events, help those
who cannot help themselves.
If you choose not to attend the
events it is also possible for you
to donate directly to the AYA
fund, in order to help visit all- We can make a
difference overseas and we can
do it now.
These writers can be contacted at
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Time: April 6th Noon - Midnight
Place: Courtyard Tavern
Come out and show your Greek Pride and heart for
Breast Cancer Awareness with Sigma Omicron Epsilon.
The Top Five Sororities or Fraternities with the
highest letter T-shirt turnout will be announced in the
next TEC newspaper.ThankYou ad.TheTEC staff and
Sigma Omicron Epsilon sisters will be taking pictures
during the day to catch the groups' pictures to
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Page A8 252.328.6366 TONY ZOPPO Sports Editor BRANDON HUGHES Assistant Sports Editor
TUESDAY April 5, 2005
Pirates drop second C-USA series
The ,os� ,wo of three games to TCU over .he weekend, doping ,o 16-11 overall and 2-7 In C-USA, bu, an oppor.uni.y lofdS! t!NC sSSSSJ
Diamond Bucs fall to 2-7
in Conference USA after
losses to Horned Frogs
As well as the season started
for the Pirates this year, things
may be unraveling at the seams
for ECU right now. With Billy
Richardson questionably out
for the remainder of the regu-
lar season with a broken hand,
pitchers Carter Harrell and Brody
Taylor still unable to contrib-
ute on the mound, and unex-
pectedly dropping a weekend
series to Charlotte last weekend
at home, ECU needed to get
back into the swing of things in
Fort Worth, Texas this weekend
against TCU.
It wasn't meant to be how-
ever, as the Pirates dropped two
of three to the Horned Frogs,
falling to 16-11 overall and 2-7
in Conference USA play.
TCU (18-10, 6-3) won the
opening game Friday by a count
of 8-5 and also came out on
top Sunday afternoon to close
the series, shutting out ECU 4-
0. I he lone bright spot for the
Pirates came on the second day
of the series when they pounded
the Horned Frogs 10-5 and rode
another impressive outing from
Ricky Brooks.
The series started out well
enough for the Pirates as they
opened up the first game with a
four-run first inning after catcher
Jake Smith hammered his fourth
home run and ECU's third grand
slam of this season.
However, TCU would strike
back in the next inning as J.J.
Estrada sent one deep over the
centerfield wall, scoring Chad
Huffman and cutting the deficit
Rosales, Frasure lead ECU
Track at Charlotte Invitational
to two. The Horned Frogs would
go on to score another run In the
fourth and then broke out with
a big fifth inning, scoring four
runs and building a 7-4 lead.
TCU would plate one more run
in the eighth and the Pirates'
rally in the top of the ninth fell
short as they could muster up
only one run.
PJ. Connelly started the game
for ECU, allowing three runs on
seven hits in three innings but
the loss was credited to TJ. Hose
(1-3) after he replaced Connelly
and gave up five runs on six hits
in 3.2 innings of work. Cody
Leggett came on in relief of Hose,
allowing one hit in 1.1 innings.
Despite the opening loss,
ECU seemingly turned the series
around Saturday afternoon as the
Pirates turned in a very efficient
day at the plate, collecting 10
runs on 11 hits, and were led by
Brooks (2-1) on the mound as the
sophomore finished the day with
si innings of work, allowing two
runs on four hits while walking
five and striking out three.
Ryan Piesel led the Pirates on
offense, finishing 3-for-5 with
four RBI and two runs scored
while Mark Minicozzi, Brian
Cavanaugh and Dale Mollenhauer
also did well at the plate, combin-
ing for six hits (two apiece), four
RBI and five runs scored.
However, whatever momen-
tum ECU gained Saturday quickly
ran out Sunday afternoon as
TCU's pitching staff accom-
plished a rare feat by holding
ECU scoreless. The game marked
the first time the Pirates have suf-
fered a shutout since suffering a
9-0 loss to Tulane on March 21
of last season.
Tim McGough (3-0) wasn't
see SECOND page A10
ECU Softball wins USF series
(SID) � Sophomore pole-
vaulter Lindsey Rosales and
sophomore thrower Eric Frasure
each established new school
records and met automatic NCAA
East Region qualifying stan-
dards while senior Tara DeBrielle
recorded a first-place standing
in (Ik- Hoo-meter run to lead the
I'l' women's and men's track
.Hid field teams to strong perfor-
mances at theCharlotte Invita-
tional over the weekend.
Rosales captured the pole
vault event with a 3.80 clip,
exactly matching the region
qualification mark while setting a
new E( :U record to top the previ-
ous mark of 3.66 by Tammie Men-
tcl in 2003. Erasure's hammer
throw of 61.79 meters stood
third in the standings, but easily
surpassed the qualification stan-
dard of 55.63 and crushed his
previous ECU record of 55.35 set
during the 2004 campaign. In
addition, sophomore Terrance
Myers contributed a career-long
hammer throw of 55.65 to earn
region qualification and will
also advance to the NCAA East
Region Championships, sched-
uled for May 27-28 at Randall's
Island, NY.
DeBrielle headlined the Lady
Pirates' track efforts, winning
the 800-meter run In a time of
2:14.15 at the Irwin Belk Track
I enter. Senior Terri Davenport
turned in ,i second-place finish
in the 400-meter dash, record- Q
nig ECU'S second-fastest time w
In si hool history at 55.07, while
Portia Baker followed with fourth-
place standing in 56.40.
Other top women's perfor-
mances include Erica Montgom-
ery (4th in the 100career-best
12.25), Aisha Bilal-Mack (6th
in the 400 hurdlesl:05.14),
Alisha Hopkins (3rd in the long
All three games in ECU'S weekend series with the Lady Bulls were decided by onemn
Lady Pirates take two of three from
USF to improve to 9-3 in C-USA
Lindsey Rosales attempts a vault in the. Charlotte Invitational.
jumpcareer-best 5.83 meters),
Jenee Moore (7th in the long
jump5.27), Mentzal (3rd in
the pole vault3.50), Amy Hart
(4th in the pole vault3.35) and
Chelsea Salisbury (2nd in the
javelin43.12). The Lady Pirates'
4x100 relay squad, composed of
Baker, Davenport, Montgomery
and Chante Sessoms, added a
third-place finish with a time
of 47.53.
In addition to Erasure's and
Myers' efforts, junior Hector
see TRACK page A10
The ECU Softball team was determined to
get back to winning last weekend after coming
off a two-game losing streak at the hands of NC
State. South Florida was the Lady Pirates' next
opponent as they headed to Tampa for a three
game series.
In the first game of play the Lady Bulls got on
the board first In the bottom of the third as one
run scored on a RBI single by junior Sarah Watson.
ECU remained scoreless until the top of the sixth
inning when they were able to respond. ECU
senior Kate Manuse plated two runs with the bases
loaded in what turned out to be the game-winning
hit, giving the Lady Pirates a 2-1 lead.
ECU junior pitcher Brently Bridgeforth earned
her 13th win in the victory. Sophomore pitcher
Keli Harrell also picked up her seventh save,
replacing Bridgeforth in the seventh inning.
The Lady Pirates started out strong in the
second game of the day as senior Mandi Nichols
hit a two-run shot in the top of the first inning. In
the bottom of the third the Lady Bulls were able
to cut the lead to one after scoring on a sacrifice
fly to left field. In the top of the fourth ECU was
able to score one more run, but they could not
hold off the late scoring charge by the Lady Bulls
In the bottom of the seventh when they tallied
three runs. The game remained tied until the 11th
inning when Watson's RBI scored her teammate
and USF won 4-3.
Harrell picked up the loss for ECU after pitch-
ing the complete 11 Innings. Her record is cur-
rently at 20-9 this season with an ERA of 2 40
In the final game of the series, ECU found
themselves down again most of the game as USF
jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the first innina
The score stayed that way until the sixth inning
when the Lady Pirates finally got on the score-
board after Manuse hit an RBI double to tie the
game. ECU freshman Beth Nolan also contributed
to the scoring with an RBI of her own, driving in
Nichols who reached base on an intentional walk
USF attempted a comeback in the bottom of the
final inning but ECU was able to hold them off
winning the game and the series 2-1
Junior Stephanie Hayes picked up her 10th
win of the season, pitching a completegame while
allowing only one run and two walks
ECU (43-11, 9-3 C-USA) returns home this
week for anothe-in-state rival test as they ace
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(KRT) - For Roger Powell Jr
it all started with a remarkably
vivid dream.
"I had scriptures on my shoes
and I was playing basketball and
I was jumping said Powell, a
senior forward at Illinois. "I was
just, like, flying. The scriptures
on my shoes were lighting up. 1
did an interview and they said,
'How did you do it?' I said, 'I
guess it's the shoes Ever since
then I've just been putting all
kinds of scriptures on it
Every time Powell breaks in
a new pair of high tops, he takes
a black Sharpie and carefully
covers the white leather uppers
with a variety of religious mes-
sages. The ordained Pentecostal
minister, whose teammates call
the "Reverend started doing
this during his junior season.
His favorite Bible verses can
be found all over his orange-and-
white shoes.
There's Philippians 4:13 ("I
can do all things through Christ
who gives me strength) and
Isaiah 41:10: ("Don't be discour-
aged, don't be dismayed, for I
am God and I will hold you up
with my right hand) Links
to a handful of other passages
can be found on this unusual
"Things like that really
give me motivation during the
games Powell said.
Powell also approaches a
teammate before every game and
gives him a rubber "Godstrong"
bracelet. He points skyward after
big baskets and began a nation-
ally televised interview after
Saturday's win over Louisville by
thanking his "Lord and savior,
Jesus Christ
"Jesus means everything to
me Powell said.
"Look at my shoes. He's all
over my shoes
After the Illini stormed back
from a 15-point hole in the final
four minutes to beat Arizona in
the Elite Eight, Powell was shown
on television standing at mid-
court, pointing to his shoes.
Opponents have taken
notice, too, some even thank-
ing him for the gesture.
"A lot of times they will
approach me and say I've really
affected their lives Powell said.
"They say they like what I'm
Roger Powell Jr. celebrates after the mini's win over Louisville
doing and it helps them out a lot.
It's a blessing to see other players
pay attention to that
Rashad McCants sees oppo-
nents checking out his shoes
during games as well, but
there's a different vibe to those
exchanges. Like Powell, the
North Carolina small forward
covers his blue-and-white high
tops with messages, but aside
from "God First" and "If God is 4
us, who can be against us?" most
aren't religious.
"Log On is one of the larg-
est notations on his left shoe, a
reminder to take smart shots.
There's also a shout out to his
hometown of Asheville, NC,
"Mystery Man "NPOY" - the
abbreviation for National Player
of the Year - and the initials of
several former and current NBA
Michael Jordan, Larry Bird,
Magicjohnson and Vince Carter
all draw mention on McCants'
shoes. There's also "One Word 2
Describe Me. Spectacular
Does this ever cause a reac-
tion among opposing players?
"No said McCants, as
see SHOES page A10
'Clarification' renews Title IX debate
(KRT) � A one-page letter
released March 18 by the U.S.
Department of Education is
either a welcome guideline or a
chilling attack. It is the product
of lengthy debate or a complete
It provides hope and fear,
power and weakness, questions
and answers.
How, you wonder, can a
simple government letter con-
tain all of that? Welcome to the
world of Title IX and gender
politics, where passions run high
and middle ground is as narrow
as a balance beam.
The DOE's Office of Civil
Rights sent out a letter last month
that has become the latest chap-
ter in the debate surrounding
Title IX, the landmark legislation
that prohibits sexual discrimina-
tion in institutions that receive
federal funds.
Title IX supporters credit the
legislation for the vast increase
in opportunities in women's
athletics for the past 30 years,
while critics say that present
methods of enforcement have
caused dozens of men's athletic
programs to be cut.
The government set out to
clarify one aspect of the test
that college athletic departments
use to comply with the law. The
OCR approved the use of stu-
dent surveys in future years to
gauge interest in women's sports,
which may allow a school to be
ruled in compliance.
In effect, the responsibility
for compliance with Title IX has
been shifted from the school to
the students and to the Office of
Civil Rights, which will monitor
the testing and address com-
Neena Chaudhry of the
Women's Law Center called the
move an attempt to weaken Title
IX. NCAA president Myles Brand
said that as outlined, surveys
"will not provide an adequate
indicator of interest among
young women to participate in
college sports, nor does it encour-
age young women to participate a
failure that will likely stymie the
growth of women's athletics and
could reverse the progress made
over the last three decades
Meanwhile, Jim McCarthy, a
spokesman for the College Sports
Council, a group of coaches,
parents and athletes of men's
Olympic sports programs, called
the measure an "enormously
welcome relief from the long,
dark days of the gender quota.
Finally, at long last, schools are
able to comply with Title IX by
meeting actual student inter-
est, rather than by applying an
artificial quota on their athletic
Some background is help-
ful: Title IX originally was
passed in 1972 and was ruled to
include athletic opportunities
for women. The legislation is
credited with a quantum leap in
athletic participation for women.
According to the NCAA, fewer
than 30,000 women competed in
intercollegiate athletics the year
before Title IX was passed. Today,
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stellar but stayed unbeaten for
the Horned Frogs as he tossed
five innings, allowing no runs on
three hits while striking out one
and uncharacteristically walking
six. Before Sunday's match-up,
McGough had walked just four
batters in over 25 innings of work.
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runs (only one earned) on five
hits in four innings. Mike Flye
came on in relief of Andrews and
also pitched four innings, allow-
ing two runs, neither of which
were earned, on four hits while
striking out one. ECU played
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committing four errors that led
to three TCU runs.
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and in-state rival NC State. The
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Cotto paced the men's squad by
topping all collegiate athletes in
the 110-meter hurdles with an
overall fourth-place standing
(14.76). Freshman Matt Den-
nish earned the top placement
among all of the Pirates' track
performers, finishing third in
the 800-meter with a career-best
mark of 1:56.17.
Additional performances of
note by the ECU men's team
include Thomas Lewis (7th in
the 100personal-best 10.85)
and Kyle Yunaska (8th in the
800career-best 1:58.83).
Both teams will return to
action this weekend, utilizing
split squads to compete at two
venues - the Texas Relays (Austin)
and the Duke Relays (Durham,
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guarded as Powell is outgoing,
"but I'm always catching them
looking and reading during a
McCants, who started the
practice as a college freshman,
said he hasn't seen Powell's shoes
but smiles at the idea of another
prominent player using footwear
to broadcast his beliefs.
"1 always felt like I was the
first to start it McCants said,
"but it's good to see the trend is
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approximately 150,000 women
compete at the college level.
In 1979, officials developed
a three-pronged test for compli-
Proportionality the percent-
age of male and female athletes
at a school must correspond
roughly to the percentage of male
and female students.
Track record a school has a
history and continuing practice
of expanding athletic opportuni-
ties for the under-represented sex,
in most instances women.
Accommodation a school
fully and effectively accommo-
dates the interest and abilities of
the under-represented sex.
A school is ruled In compli-
ance if any of the three prongs
are met. Yet because the second
and third prongs were more dif-
ficult to measure, the first prong,
proportionality, became what
is known as the "safe harbor"
under which schools would be
in compliance.
Critics of proportionality
said i; was a quota system and
that schools cut dozens of men's
programs, such as wrestling,
indoor track, golf and swimming,
in order to meet the necessary
Advocates and many women's
groups said that men's programs
did not have to be eliminated if
schools added women's teams
andor reined in the scholarship
and roster numbers in football,
for which there is no women's
equivalent and which tend to
skew the proportions.
The recent letter from the
Office of Civil Rights addresses
the third prong of the test. It says
that a school may send out sur-
veys more than likely they will
be online or Internet surveys to
determine the interest in a sport
among the student body.
In order to start a women's
team, survey results must dem-
onstrate three conditions: a team
is desired; it can sustain itself;
and it can compete and sched-
ule within the school's natural
According to the OCR letter:
"Thus, schools are not required
to accommodate the interests and
abilities of all their students or
fulfill every request for the addi-
tion or elevation of particular
sports, unless all three conditions
are present.
"Title IX has said from the
beginning that you need to
provide athletic teams based on
interest McCarthy said.
"There simply could not be an
easier way to determine whether
a student is interested in sports
than by asking them. All a male
or female college student has to
do is click a mouse and have an
opportunity created for them. It
could not be simpler. The idea
that it is somehow complicated or
burdensome is ludicrous
Rita Simon, a professor at
American University who teaches
in the law school and in the
school of public affairs, was a
member of the Title IX commis-
sion that met in 2002-03 to dis-
cuss ways to clarify and improve
the legislation. A sociologist by
trade, she is in favor of surveys
and collecting data.
"I'm not saying that women
aren't as interested in playing
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level she said. "Let's have data
to show it. That's what these
surveys would do. And why not?
What's wrong with having data
to backup beliefs?"
Critics, however, say that
surveying students who already
attend a college does not create
opportunities. A school without
a women's volleyball team, the
reasoning goes, will have few
college-level women's volleyball
players and may not be able to
demonstrate viability through a
survey. Yet the school will still be
ruled in compliance.
Nancy Hogshead-Makar, a
law professor, women's sports
advocate and former Olympic
gold medal swimmer, drafted
much of the Women's Sports
Foundation's rebuttal to the new
measure. She told a story about
the day she was inducted into the
Duke University athletic Hall of
Fame in 1994.
She was seated next to then-
Blue Devils athletic director Tom
Butters. The two were having a
conversation about the difficulty
of attending Duke and excelling
at athletics at the same time.
"He told me: 'If women really
want to play sports, maybe they
shouldn't go to Duke she
recalled, pausing for the weight
of the remark to sink in.
"This policy is something
along those lines. If a school
doesn't offer any opportunities
for women, if it doesn't go out
and recruit women the same way
it recruits its male athletes, then
they'll be deemed in compliance
with Title IX by this survey.
"As a part of compliance, sur-
veying students no problem with
that. But as the only measure?
Absolutely not accurate and not
consistent with what's been said
previously by the Department (of
Critics also view the new
survey "clarification" measure
as essentially having been slid
under the door. The letter and
the accompanying 177-page
user's manual, complete with
sample online surveys, were
released without fanfare on a
Friday through the Department
of Education's Web site.
In addition, former Secretary
of Education Rod Paige said two
years ago during the commis-
sion hearings that no measure
would be adopted that was not
unanimously approved by the 15-
member board the use of surveys
was approved 10-5.
Also, critics say that the mea-
sure was implemented with no
recent discussion or debate, a
claim that others dismiss. McCar-
thy, for one, pointed out that
much of the original language of
the three-prong test came from
women's sports advocates, with
little outside input from others
likely to be affected by the leg-
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complaining that the rule was
done behind closed doors are
the same people that created the
problem by crafting a full rule
behind closed doors he said.
"It's like someone with a mouth-
ful of cheesecake telling everyone
else at the table that they need to
go on a diet
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3200-F Moseley Drive
Greenville, NC 27858
Professionally manased by
Pinnacle Property Managerr
3 Bedroom,
Kitchen Appliances � Dishwasher.
asher & Dryer � Central Air & Heat.
Covered Parking.
No Pets Allowed.
Offering Apartments & Houses, Plus Duplex Communities
Convenient To ECU, Pitt Community College & The Medical District
I2I2 Red Banks Ud. .756-4151
� 2 Bedrooms, 1 'A Bath
� Central Heat tj Air
� Free Water Services
� Onslte Management
� Onsite Maintenance
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� Recreation Area
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10th St
East on 10th St
3.6 Miles past
Greenville Blvd. on k
3-JfcHIOth St. Highway 33 Greenville
I'm a Student and a Plasma Donor
Names: Lindsay & Lisa
Majors: Nursing
Hobbies: Shopping & Swimming
Why do we donate Plasma?
We donate to buy new furniture for the apartment
Earn up to $170mo. donating plasma in a friendly place.
DCI Biologicals of Greenville � 252-757-0171
2727 E.lOth Street � Down the Street from ECU �

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TUESDAY April 5, 2005
Pirates Cove Apartment for rent for
summer months. Fully furnished and
all inclusive for $360 a month. Includes
private bedroom and bath. Call Maegan
at 252-813-2234 for details.
Pirates Cove Sublease until July 31st.
May rent free (starting May 10) 375
a month. 3 or 4 tenants. Call 252-
341-8158 or 252-342-6239 email
Houses for rent. Walk to campus. Brick
homes with central HA. Available May
15, June 1st and Aug. 1st. Call for appt.
259-0424, leave message if no ans.
3 BR3 BA condo - University Terrace
$975month includes WasherDryer,
WaterSewage, on ECU bus route. Very
clean! Call Theresa at 752-9387.
218 A Wyndham Circle 2 Bedroom 2
Bath Duplex Close to ECU Available
in June No Pets Call 252-714-1057 or
252-756-2778 $625 Monthly
Pirate's Cove; Four rooms, same unit
available for individual subleases: May
June July. $370 all inclusive! Tons of
amenities! Willing to negotiate. Call
Elizabeth (252) 757-0328
Elkin Ridge Townhome for rent in quiet
cul-de-sac. 1.5 baths, fenced patio, gas
logs. $650 rent $650 deposit. Call
756-5896 or 717-0107.
Pinebrook Apt. 758-4015 1&2 BR
apts, dishwasher, CD, central air St
heat, pool, ECU bus line, 6, 9 or 12
month leases. Pets allowed. High speed
internet available. Rent includes water,
sewer, fit cable. Rent Special through
33105 for 2 BRs - $99 1st month rent
with 12 month lease.
Walk to Campus! 1 Bedroom Apt. at
Captain's Quarters Starting at $375.
Includes cable, water, and sewer. Now
accepting applications for summer
and fall semesters. Hearthside Rentals,
1 Needed to be housemate with
professional female. Located in Stokes,
20 minutes from downtown. Very quiet
and peaceful area. No close neighbors
must have transportation. 3BD 1 BATH
Central HeatAir. No deposit required.
Total rent $400 monthly. Available
immediately. Call 531-4064.
Walk to campus, 3 bedrooms, 1 12
baths, hardwood floors, ceiling fans.
All kitchen appliances, washerdryer,
storage shed, attic, large frontback
yard, $650.00 per month. Available
August 1st. Meade Street, 341-4608.
One, Two, Three and Four Bedroom
houses walking distance from ECU Pets
OK Fenced Yard Central Heat AC Call
531-5701 Available Summer and Fall
Now accepting applications for summer
and fall semesters at the following
locations: Captain's Quarters, Sycamore
Hill, and University Terrace. Call
Hearthside Rentals at 355-2112.
Walk to Campus! 1-2 blocks! Central
Heat Air. Large bedrooms, washer
dryer hook up. High speed internet,
cable and alarm system all included. 3
bedroom available April 1st. 5 bedroom
available May 1st. 6, 5, 4, 2 and 1
bedroom available Aug. 1st. Nice 1
bedroom apartments with extra studio
office (perfect for couples). Call Mike
For Rent - 2 bedroom 1 bath brick
duplex, central air, Stancil Drive. Walking
distance to ECU. $540month. Pets OK
wfee. Call 353-2717
Walk to campus or ride campus transit.
Clean 3BR1 BATH - Willow St. (Beside
Tar River Estates). WD included,
heatAC, ceiling fans, hardwood floors,
excellent management. $625month.
Call (252)375-6447.
1 St 2 bedroom apartments, walking
distance to campus, WD conn pets ok
no weight limit, free water and sewer.
Call today for security deposit special
3 Bedroom 2 12 Bath Townhome.
Spacious, 1 12 miles from ECU. On
Busline, Pool, AC, Dishwasher, carpet,
no pets. Available Jury 1st Call 252-717-
1028 or 910-358-5018 $650mo.
108 Stancil. Student Special! Walk to
Class. 3BR1BA Duplex. HW floors,
WD hookups, Pets allowed with fee.
Available first of May. $650month. Call
Kiel at 341-8331.
Blocks to ECU, Pre Leasing, Houses
- All sizes, Available May, June,
uly, ft August - Call 321-4712 OR
Female roommate needed to share four
Bedroom two Bathroom house. Walk
to campus $425 monthly rent includes
rent and all utilities. Room available
May-July. Call (336) 918-8871
Female Roommate Needed: duplex,
walking distance to ECU. Pets welcome.
Rent $287 half utilities, cell: 704-437-
1842 or email : adb0806d1@mail.
YTB travel and cruises. Serving all your
travel and event needs: air, lodging,
cruises, car rentals, etc. Book online at or call
Active Handicapped Male Needs
Personal Attendant 7-10 am M-F and
Every Other Weekend. Duties Include
Bathing, Dressing, etc. Call 756-9141
500 Summer Jobs, 50 Camps, You
Choose! Northeast, USA. Athletic
Creative counselorscoaches needed;
Sports, Water, Art; Apply on-line
com 1-800-443-6428
Do you need a good job? The ECU
Telefund is hiring students to contact
alumni and parents for the ECU Annual
Fund. $6.25hour plus cash bonuses.
Make your own schedule. If interested,
visit our website at
telefund and click on JOBS.
Ufeguard, swim instructors and coaches.
Greenville, Farmville, Wilson, Ayden,
Atlantic Beach. Call Bob, 714-0576.
Bartending! $250day potential.
No experience necessary. Training
provided. (800) 965-6520 ext. 202.
Attention College Students National
Company 80 years in business
now recruiting for Part-time work.
Opportunity for $300-500 per week.
Only hard workers need apply. Call 756-
3861 10-5p.m. only for appointment.
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 Bernie'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 You may
also go to our website at Barefootbemies.
com tor an application.
Day camp counselors and supervisors,
tennis and swim instructors - June
9- July 29 Assistant pool manager and
lifeguards (certification required) for
city pool and Aquatics and Fitness
Center pool late May-July Most jobs
30 hours per week $6.50-$10.00 per
hour Contact 329-4542 for further
information A complete listing of
Summer Jobs St online application
available at
(Click on Job Opportunities link) or
apply at City of Greenville before April
15 - Human Resources, 201 Martin
Luther King Jr. Dr P.O. Box 7207,
Greenville, NC, 27835-7207
Tiara Too Jewelry Colonial Mall Part-
Time Retail Sales Associate Day and
Night Hours Must be in Greenville Year
Round Apply in Person
Spend the Summer on the Outer Banks!
Steamers Shellfish To Go, an upscale
gourmet take-out restaurant, in Corolla
NC has two positions open for summer
employment. Pay commensurate with
experience - housing available. Please
contact Linda at 252-453-3305 or via
email at
The Green Room is Hiring! Make Quick
Cash! No experience needed! Set you
own schedule! Will train. Contact us
for more info! (252)321-1219 or email:
Paid Democracy Internship: Help
continue the civil rights and voting
rights movements. Greenville and
Charlotte summer internships for
undergrads. Pays $2000. Contact: or 888-687-
8683 xt. 16
Food Delivery Drivers Wanted for
Restaurant Runners Part-time
Position. Some lunch time and
weekend availability required. Reliable
transportation a must. Call 756-5527
Between 2-5 and leave message if
necessary. Greenville Residents only.
Sony no dorm students.
Babysitter Needed Great Kids, Great Pay
Flexible Hours Call Donna 321-6884
Need FTbut only have PT hours
available? I am looking for individuals
to help me spread the word about VOIP.
Earn up front money and residuals.
Graduate with a degree and an ever
increasing income stream. Get paid
every month for what you do today.
Call to learn more about this exciting
opportunity. 252-558-4284.
Work Hard, Play Hard, Change Lives! Girls
resident camp looking for counselors,
wranglers, lifeguards, boating staff,
crafts, nature, unit leaders, business
managers, and health supervisor. $200-
340week! May 28-Aug 7. Free Housing! Contact (336)
861-1198 or
Spring Break 2006. Travel with STS,
America's 1 Student Tour Operator to
Jamaica, Cancun, Acapulco, Bahamas,
and Florida. Now hiring on-campus reps.
Call for group discounts. Information
Reservations 1 -800-648-4849 or www.
Primrose School - Raleigh N.C. is looking
to hire qualified Child Development
graduates. Great compensation
package. Fax resume to 919-329-2930
or call 919-329-2929. EOE
Greenville Recreation St Parks
Department is recruiting part-time
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.
King Dr. Phone 329-4492. For more
information, please contact the Athletic
Office at 329-4550, Monday through
Friday, 10 am until 7 pm.
Sigma Sigma Sigma congratulates
Kim K. on being sister of the week! A
special thanks to every organization and
individual who donated to The Robbie
Paige Memorial at the Rock-a-thon. We
had a lot of fun and raised money for
the Children! Sigma wants to remind
all the golfers to contact Jessica Mills
@ 347-6449 to play in the tournament
on Apri 116th.
Rwanda Before and After the Genocide.
Public Lecture by Dr. Newbury Catharine.
Distinguished Professor African History
St Politics. Sciences St Technology
Building Rm-209 April 8th 2005.
� Need reliable,
� energetic people to
� monitor crops from
May througn August.
! Must be 19 or have
one year ot college.
Learn to ID weeds,
; Insects and other
! field conditions. We
train! Hourly Miles.
Mail or fax resume
FOB 370
Cow City. NC, 28523
fax: 252 637 2125

� of poor maintenance response
� of unrctumed phone calls
� of noisy neighbors
�of crawly critters
�of high utility bills
� of ECU parking hassles
� of ungrateful landlords
� of unanswered questions
� of high rents
� of grumpy personnel
� of unfulfilled promises
� of units that were not cleaned
� of walls that were never painted
� of appliances that don't work
Wyndham Court &
Eastgate Village ApLs.
(21X11- Most-lev Dr.
561-RENT or 561-7679
round "�"�����'�
Is looking lor PACKAGE HANDLERS to load vans
and unload trailers for the AM shift hour. 4 AM to
8AM. $7.50 hour, tuition assistance available after
30 days. Future career opportunities in management
Hssibk- Applications can be tilled out at 241(1
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48 @ 7:00 pm and 12 midnight
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MSC Billiards Lounge � Ground Floor
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University Suites Apartments
Why Settle for limited patio space when you can
have spacious indoor and outdoor living!
New Student Community
Now leasing for May and August 2005!
Third Floor
Second Floor
� Townhome Style-
No one above or below you
� 3 bedroom3 bath
� Maximum Privacy-
Only one bedroom per floor!
� Parking at your front door
� Extra large brick patio
� Private Bus Service
� Close to campus & Near Shopping
� Unlike anything else!
� FREE Tanning, Fitness, Pool
and Clubhouse
Welcome to the "SUITE LIFE"
Stop by today and see how
University Suites offers you more!
University Suites � 551-3800
Located at the corner of Arlington Blvd. and Evans Street - behind the Amoco Gas Station �
Swimming Pool � Cable TV
Walk-in Closets � mini blinds
washer dryer connections available
pet Friendly � 1-12 Bath
Great Outside lighting
Planned social Events
24 Hour maintenance
On-site management
Convenient Locations
ecu & greenville city bys lines
2 Bedroom 890 sqft.
3 bedroom 1,050 sqft.
Call today
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Cable TV � Cat Friendly
multiple 2 br floor plans
Free heat in Townhomes
washer Dryer connections available
Balconies Patios in Some Units
24 Hour emergency maintenance
convenient locations
ecu & greenville city bus lines
2 Bedroom 875 so ft.
2 bedroom 1000 sq ft.
parkview manor
1 BEDROOM 650 - 675 So FT.
coming Soon look for - tennis Courts & fitness cen
FREE Wireless Internet & FREE Cable

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