THE EAST CAROLINIAN
Volume 80 Number 72
April 6, 2005
24-hour operation proposal of
Joyner Library under question
Junior class officers
strive to gain support
The junior class president and
vice president have presented
a proposal to Joyner Library
for staying open longer for stu-
"1 thought this would be
something that my vice president
and I could try to do to help
the students and the academic
standards of ECU said Meaghan
Smith, junior class president and
hospitality management major.
Student Government Asso-
ciation recently conducted an
online survey about library
usage. Approximately 2,500 stu-
dents participated in the survey
What is being proposed is
the library be open from Sunday
or Monday to Thursday for 24
hours. It was also suggested the
hours on Friday and Saturday be
extended past 6 p.m.
There are a few concerns asso-
ciated with the new suggestions
of extending the library opera-
tion hours however.
The main problems deal
with actual library usage by
students and funding. John Law-
rence, associate director at Joyner
Library, is concerned about three
"The three big money issues
include staffing, utility and secu-
rity said Lawrence.
Lawrence said if the library
were to stay open longer, they
would have to hire more people
for security and other areas of the
library and also keep the utilities
in the building running longer.
Lawrence raised a question on"
the SGA survey.
"I would like to know when
the majority of the students who
answered yes to this question
Students continue to make good use of the library at night. The junior class officers are working to extend library operation hours.
were actually forced out of the
library Lawrence said.
"I wonder if it was on Fridays,
Saturdays and holidays or at the
2 a.m. closing time on weekdays.
These details make a big differ-
Lawrence said before making
any more progress with chang-
ing the hours of operation he
would like the library to conduct
a follow up survey to better the
understanding of some of the
answers on the initial survey.
He would also like to meet
with students in small focus
groups so he could actually talk
with them and see what they
"We are hearing right now
that students want the first floor
to be open longer Smith said.
"1 think this Idea is the best
match for everyone
According to the survey con-
ducted by SGA, 2,342 of the
students that participated would
use the library as a study hall if it
were open 24 hours. Making the
first floor a study hall is a distant
"We may consider making
the first floor a type of study
hall Lawrence said.
"We are not at the point to
truly consider this yet though
Lawrence expressed the con-
cern he hears most from students
is about the hours of operation
now on Fridays and Saturdays.
see LIBRARY page A2
Two ECU women nearly robbed,
assaulted at downtown bank
Joyner Library hosting
exhibit in honor of
The two female students were approached by three men while making a transaction at an ATM.
Robbery attempt adds to
number of recent crimes
KEITH S. BYERS
Two students were the vic-
tims of an attempted strong-
arm robbery and sexual battery
early Saturday as they attempted
to obtain cash from an ATM
machine on Washington Street.
One of the victims received a
Brittney Chichester, 18, and
her roommate, Autumn Roy, 19,
told police they were returning
from Pantana Bob's nightclub
at approximately 3 a.m. when
they discovered a boot had been
attached to the wheel of their
car. The two then went to the
Wachovia Bank ATM machine
on the 400 block of Washington
Street to draw out money to have
the boot removed.
After withdrawing the cash,
the students were approached
by three black males on the
sidewalk. According to Chich-
ester, the suspects were friendly
at first and were asking them
their names and where they
were from. The men claimed a
boot had been placed on their
car as well. Chichester said they
offered them money if they
would get In their car. It was
then that the scene turned ugly,
according to the women.
"They were talking like
normal - 'where are you from'
- and they offered to give us
money said Chichester, a fresh-
man nursing student.
The person who was talking
to Roy became agitated, said "F-
- this" and tried to remove her
shirt. She also said the second
suspect tried to take the ATM
card out of her hand. During
the assault Roy received minor
scratches on her neck.
"They threatened to beat me
up if I didn't stop screaming
Yet Chichester continued
to scream anyway because she
wanted to call attention to
"I wasn't going to let them
know I was intimidated by
them Chichester said.
According to an ECU alert
that was issued, after the two
women started screaming the
suspects ran to an unknown
vehicle and fled the scene.
The alert described all three
men as black males in their 20s.
One was described as being tall,
wearing a black T-shirt and his
hair in cornrows. A second sus-
pect, who also had cornrows,
was wearing a gray T-shirt with
red sleeves. The last suspect
was described as having a dark
complexion, wearing a white
T-shirt and a baseball-style hat
with white on top and a straight
The assault comes during a
period that has included two
see ASSAULT page A2
In honor of the 300-year
anniversary of Bath, NC,
which was incorporated March
8,170S, the Special Collections
Department of Joyner Library
has created several exhibits
that reflect the past years of
There are four different
exhibits, all focusing on vari-
ous aspects of Bath's history.
The exhibits located in the
Special Collections Depart-
ment of Joyner Library focus
on Bath's history by displaying
various maps, photographs,
documents and various other
types of printed material.
The 300-year history of
Bath encompasses many dif-
ferent phases of life, which are
all illustrated by this exhibit.
There are seven separate
exhibit cases within the Spe-
cial Collections Department,
and each one has a certain
The themes include indi-
vidual people and the history
of Bath, the pirate presence
in Bath, the Aurch and reli-
gious influence in the town,
historic structures with a focus
on school buildings, previous
centennial celebrations and a
look at modern day Bath.
Visitors to the NC Collec-
tion will find information on
the historic Bonner House,
which is located on land that
belonged to famous explorer
John Lawson. Also located in
the NC Collection are pieces
of literature that reflect various
elements of Bath's history. This
literature includes A General
History of Pyrates by Charles
Johnson, a work that includes
see BATH page A3
Special Collections - now until
August 31, located on the fourth
floor of Joyner Library
North Carolina Collection - April 20
- July 31, located on the third floor
of Joyner Library
Music Library - April 18 - Aug. 13,
located In Fletcher Music Building
Online Exhibit - opening April 20,
Spring 2005 Exam hours: Looking
at opening 24 hours starting around
the 20th of April
Sunday: 1 -10 p.m
Monday - Thursday:
7:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
references to Blackbeard, who
was a resident of Bath and His-
tory of Colonial Bath by Herbert
The Music Library Exhibit
focuses on providing visitors with
information about the outdoor
musical drama Blackbeard: Knight
of the Black Flag, which depicted
the life of the former Bath resi-
dent. This drama ran from 1977-
1986 and was performed each
summer. Included in this exhibit
are different scripts, programs
and other types of memorabilia
that give insight into the history
of the drama.
The fourth exhibit is an
online exhibit containing digi-
tized images reflecting the busi-
ness aspect of Bath, beginning
from the time it was founded
until the 1980s.
"There are three main reasons
we created these displays said
Jonathan Dembo, Ph.D head of
Special Collections Department.
"We wanted to cooperate
with the Bath Tricentennial
Committee, demonstrate to the
students the types of things we
have in our collections relating
to Bath and to provide knowledge
about our own collections
The two main people respon-
sible for the creation of this exhibit
are Jonathan Dembo, serving as
ECU helps adult
Services geared toward
Adult and Commuter Stu-
dent Services is working to help
adult students engage in ECU
The old stereotype of the
straight out of high school, 18-
year-old freshman, is becoming
obsolete in the ever-changing
face of modern education. Today,
many students are breaking with
tradition and opting to pursue
an education at a later time in -
These adult students, classi-
fied as "non-traditional" by ECU,
are starting to attend schools
throughout the country in larger
Paula Kennedy-Dudley, direc-
tor of ECU'S Adult and Commuter
Student Services, said adult stu-
dents have become one of the
fastest growing demographics of
the student population.
Currently, ECU has 7,500
students, roughly one-fourth of
the student population, over the
age of 24.
This population of students,
especially those in their 40s
and 50s, may not feel they are
socially a part of the university
"We have this assumption
that students coming into the
university are traditional 18-year-
olds and living away from home
for the first time said Dudley.
"People tend to believe that
those students are what a univer-
sity encompasses. However, that
is not the case
Adult and Commuter Student
Services tries to help non-tradi-
tional students discover a more
traditional experience at ECU by
sponsoring various workshops
and activities held through-
out the year. These events are
designed to help adult students
meet one another in a social
Dudley said this helps stu-
dents overcome one of the biggest
concerns facing adult students
- the feeling they are not socially
connected and leaving them feel-
ing alone and isolated.
Another problem adult stu-
dents commonly face is feeling
overworked when adding college
to their already busy schedules.
"Today's students have mul-
tiple roles Dudley said.
"Many have families, careers
and homes. Adding one more
role can be overwhelming. We
do what we can to help them find
balance in their lives
Since becoming director of
Adult and Commuter Student
Services in September 2004,
Dudley has set goals to help make
the vast social and academic
resources of ECU more accessible
to the adult students.
Rather than these students
having to seek out help from vari-
ous ECU services on their own,
the students are made aware of
and educated on the different
services available to them.
Some of the workshops adult
students have enjoyed this year
include a housing fair, which
helped interested students shop
for housing in the local area, �
child care and marriage work-
shops, as well as a Family Fun Day
each semester for non-traditional
students and their families.
Once a month, Dudley and
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WEDNESDAY April 6, 2005
The Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers
Circus will be at the Pitt County
Fair Grounds through April 6. For
more information call 758-6916.
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings
will be held every Wednesday at
noon in 242 Mendenhall Student
Center and Thursday at 11:30 a.m.
in 14 MSC. For more information,
The Laupus Library at ECU is
sponsoring a technology fair
called Technology to Go Mobile
Healthcare at ECU" April 6 from 9
a.m. - 5 p.m. in the Brady School of
Medicine. The fair will exhibit the
latest technology integrated into
health care providers' practices.
Seminars will be held in the Brody
Auditorium and exhibits will be In
2W-40 Brody Medical Sciences
Greeks for Breast
Sigma Omicron Epsllon 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 Epsllon
President Ericka S. Williams at
The Pitt County Health Education
Foundation is sponsoring the
2005 Med-Law Classic April 7 at 6
p.m. in Minges Coliseum. Witness
this annual event between
physicians and attorneys as they
compete on the basketball court.
Bring the entire family for other
entertainment of prizes, children's
games, food and more. Contact
758-8833 for more information.
The Greenville-Pitt County
Chamber of Commerce and
the North Carolina Department
of Labor are sponsoring the
17th Annual Safety Awards
Banquet April 7 at 6:30 p.m. in
the Greenville Hilton. The banquet
is in recognition of businesses
and industries whose programs in
accident prevention and records
in safety qualify them for awards.
For more information, call 752-
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. Catharine Newbury,
professor of government at Smith
College, will be presenting the
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
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 730 p.m. and the contra
dance is 8 - 10:30 p.m. Live,
old-time and Celtic music will
be performed by a string band.
The cost of admission is S3 for
students, $5 for FASG members
and $8 for the general public. For
more Information, call 752-7350.
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Camp Lejeune Marine
killed In Iraq
CAMP LEJEUNE, NC - A Tibetan
immigrant who came to the United
States as a child was killed in combat
in Iraq on Saturday, the Pentagon
Lance Cpl. Tenzin Dengkhim, 19,
of Falls Church, Va died "as a
result of hostile action" in Anbar
province, Iraq. He was assigned to
2nd Ught Armored Reconnaissance
Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd
Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp
Pentagon and Marine Corps officials
provided no details about how he
died, but the U.S. military in Iraq said
a Marine It did not name had been
killed Saturday by an explosion during
combat in the central city of Hadithah,
which Is in Anbar province.
Pema Gorap, a family friend, told The
Washington Post that the Dengkhims
came to the United States from
Tibet as part of a relocation project
approved by Congress in the earty
Dengkhim entered the Marines in
September 2003 and joined his unit
in March 2004, said Lt Barry Edwards,
a spokesman for the 2nd Marine
Division. He was a rifleman and had
earned the Global War on Terrorism
Service Medal and the National
Defense Service Medal.
"From what I learned from a friend, he
wanted to go (to Iraq) Gorap said.
His mother, Rinzin Denghkim, didn't
object, she said: "She supported
whatever he wished
She said relatives and friends came
to Rinzin Dengkhim's home in Virginia
to pray and remember Tenzin on
Monday. They were waiting for word
on when his body would be sent
Nashville man sues county
over $1.50 copying cost
ROCKY MOUNT, NC - A man who
likes to keep up on what his local
government officials are being paid
is suing Nash County over a $1.50
Dennis Nielsen of Nashville filed
the lawsuit based on a provision of
North Carolina's open records law
barring government agencies from
charging arbitrary copying fees.
Nielsen contends the county charges
some people for copying documents,
but not others. Also, the 25-cents-
per-page charge is unnecessarily
high, he said.
"I don't think the dollar amount Is
important Nielsen said.
"They use this as a way to discourage
you from doing this. They say, 'Well,
you have to pay for it So I paid for
Nielsen, a onetime Republican
candidate for state senate, said
he got the runaround from county
officials when he asked for payroll
records of county employees,
something he does regularly for
"Even the city of Rocky Mount, which
was 81 pages long, I had virtually the
next day he said. "No charge, no
problem. Nash County (administrators
said) 'Well, you're going to have to
come back in a couple of days They
said, 'You want this, you have to pay
for it I said, There are six pages
they said, "We don't care. You have
to pay for it
Nash County officials refunded
Nielsen's money after an earlier
complaint about the copying costs.
This time, they're standing Arm.
Female boxer dies after Golden
Gloves match In Denver
DENVER - A college teacher who won
a regional boxing title three years ago
died from a head injury she sustained
In a Golden Gloves competition,
apparently becoming the first woman
to die in a sanctioned bout.
Becky Zerlentes, 34, of Fort Collins,
died Sunday afternoon, Howard
Daniel of the Denver County coroner's
office said Monday. The preliminary
cause of death was blunt force
trauma to the head, but results from
an autopsy were not immediately
Zerlentes is believed to be the first
female amateur boxer to die in a
sanctioned match, USA Boxing
spokeswoman Julie Goldsticker
Zerlentes was hit by a punch from
HeattierSchmitz, and despite wearing
protective headgear fell unconscious
during the third round of a bout late
Saturday, Goldsticker said.
Physicians jumped into the ring,
but Zerlentes never regained
consciousness and died several
hours later. Zerlentes had a 6-4
Zerlentes, a geography teacher at
Front Range Community College,
had won a regional Golden Gloves
in 2002, said Jeanne DePriest, chief
of officials for Colorado Golden
Gloves and the manager of the team
with which Zerlentes boxed, Hard
She had taken a break from boxing
after that win, but then recently
resumed the sport, DePriest said.
Inmate and warden's wife both
found alive In Texas -10 years
after they vanished
OKLAHOMA CITY - The wife of
a deputy prison warden who
disappeared 10 years ago along
with a convicted killer has been found
unharmed in East Texas but doesn't
appear to be in any hurry to return to
her old life, authorities said.
A tip generated by the TV show
"America's Most Wanted" led law
enforcement to a mobile home
in Campti, Texas, where escaped
convict Randolph Dial was arrested
Monday, said Salvador Hernandez,
special agent in charge of the FBI in
The assistant warden's wife, Bobbi
Parker, was found a short time
later working at a chicken ranch
elsewhere in the county, agents said.
Once described by the FBI as an
endangered missing person, Parker
was not arrested.
"As far as I know, she has no intention
of leaving Shelby County Sheriff
Newton Johnson told The Oklahoman
"She said she wants to stay on the
farm and raise chickens
Dial, 60, was taken into custody
without incident. A loaded pistol was
found on top of a nearby table, the
Investigators initially thought Parker,
42, was kidnapped and held against
her will by Dial, who escaped
Aug. 30, 1994, from the Oklahoma
State Reformatory in Granite in
Two days later Dial, who was
convicted of the 1981 murder of a
karate instructor, was charged with
unlawful flight to avoid confinement,
the FBI said. Parker's husband, Randy
Parker, was a deputy warden at the
prison but has since transferred. The
couple have two daughters.
Thousands of pilgrims watt
for hours for brief glimpse
of John Paul II
VATICAN CITY - Huge groups of
pilgrims, students and ctergy poured
out of buses at St. Peter's Square on
Tuesday, joining lines that stretched
for miles through the surrounding
streets to wait for hours for a brief, last
glimpse of Pope John Paul II.
Strangers shared candy and
memories of the late pope, carrying
pictures of him and proudly showing
them to people standing in front or
behind them. At one spot, a group of
youngsters sang and cheered to pass
the time, although the pilgrims never
forgot why they were there.
"Young people make this place happy
and cheerful 83-year-old Ottavia
"We are worn out, but he John Paul)
has walked around so much to see
us, now it's about time we do some
walking to see him"
The pilgrims waited for hours, through
the chilly pre-dawn hours and into the
spring warmth of the day, to reach St.
Peter's Basilica, where the pontiff lay
in state. Ushers sought to move the
massive crowds swiftly through.
SGA election process begins Assaultfr0mpageM
Filing to take place
throughout this week
Filing for the 2005 Student
Government Association student
body election began Monday
afternoon in the SGA workroom
of Mendenhall Student Center,
launching a preliminary procedure
that will lead to massive campaign
efforts in the coming weeks.
Throughout this week, stu-
dents interested in seeking
an SGA executive office will
be allowed to file the proper
paperwork in order to ensure
their name is on the ballot
Once filing is concluded
Friday afternoon, a compulsory
meeting will be held April 9 in
221 Mendenhall. The meeting
will explain all election rules
and will officially recognize
candidates participating in the
election. Once the compulsory
meeting concludes, all candi-
dates will have authorization
to publicly campaign for their
In past times, most SGA
candidates have formed tickets.
This is not a requirement. Joint
tickets allow for more ideas
and goals and tend to garner
more attention, both positive
and negative, from the student
April Paul, the SGA elec-
tions committee chair, said
the elections committee staff is
making every effort to ensure a
smooth election this year.
"I'm hoping the candidates
will run a fair campaign and they
will allow their qualifications to
speak for themselves said Paul.
Paul said there would be a
large voter turnout this year.
"I think students have seen
a lot of changes in SGA and
they're going to want more
"Change is always a good
thing because you can only
For the second year in a row,
candidates will face off in an
SGA debate. The debate will be
held April 18 at 8 p.m. in 221
Mendenhall. Candidates will pres-
ent their platforms and argue their
ideas and goals for the future of
SGA and the ECU community.
Paul said in order for stu-
dents to make wise decisions, all
students must obtain as much
information as possible about
and debates are a great way
for students to become well-
informed Paul said.
"Instead of getting cam-
paign flyers and throwing them
away, students should read all
material related to each ticket's
Paul said those who are run-
ning will have great influence
at ECU and voting ensures that
voices are heard.
In order to run for student body
president, vice president or treasurer,
all applicants must be full-time
students who have successfully
completed at least 48 credit hours,
have attended ECU for at least two
consecutive semesters, havea2.0GPA
and be in good standing with ECU.
To seek the office of student
body secretary, all applicants
must be a full-time student,
successfully completed 16 credit
hours and be in good standing
with at least a 2.0 GPA.
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different robberies on March 21
and an armed robbery of a non-
student who lives in King's Arms
apartments on April 4.
Sgt. Shari Williams,
Greenville police spokesperson,
said she doesn't consider the
recent crimes to be a part of "a
wave" and additional security
will not be implemented.
"The fact that we already
put additional officers in the
downtown area at night on the
weekends to support patrol, there
are no current plans to change
said Williams in an e-mailed
"Currently we have a patrol
platoon working from 7 p.m.
until 7 a.m. that includes a K-9
officer and 22 patrol officers
Williams said female and
male persons alike can protect
themselves when walking at
night by having a friend accom-
pany them, avoiding excessive
alcohol intake - which might
make them easier targets, not
carrying a lot of cash and being
careful and observant around
Williams said one factor that
probably didn't help the situation
was their car had obviously been
illegally parked prior to the two
women going out for the night,
but she commended the students
for reacting properly when they
"These two ladies did do one
thing exactly right. Even when
they were told not to scream
and to 'shut up they screamed
bloody murder and the suspects
were scared off without getting
their money or causing further
injuries Williams said.
According to Williams, these
cases are extremely difficult to
prosecute, especially when it
occurs at night and it relies on
a physical description. Alcohol
consumption can also affect a
"Even if they do provide
information that is good enough
to make an arrest, a defense attor-
ney will certainly ask them and
the officer who responded if the
victims had been drinking. We
all know that alcohol affects the
senses Williams said.
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- Have at least one person In your
group who agrees not to drink and
will be responsible for getting the
- Do not have conversations with
people you don't know on the street
late at night. Do not offer strangers
the time, directions, etc.
- Do not go to ATMs In remote
locations without checking out the
area for people watching you, alone
or In small groups, or. late at night.
- Scream loudly and make a scene.
even If you think there Is no one
mad that will hear you.
- Park you car legally and make
sure the doors are locked.
- Check around the car for people
when It Is late at night.
- Bad guys are sober and usually
out looking for easy targets who
aren't quite so sober.
- Leave downtown at an hour when
the bars have not yet closed and on
duty officers are still In the area.
Federica Marinucci showed off a brief
video that she had taken inside the
basilica, using her cell phone camera.
"It all went very quickly. Security keeps
telling you, 'Go, go, go she said.
"There wasn't time to say a prayer
Blalr calls national
election for May 5
LONDON - Prime Minister Tony
Blair on Tuesday called a national
election on May 5, triggering a
four-week campaign that will test a
volatile electorate's judgment of the
Despite lingering anger over the U.S
led invasion, Blair's governing Labour
Party is widely expected to win a third
term in office, bolstered by a strong
"We are proud of what we have
achieved in the last eight years Blair
said, after asking Queen Elizabeth ll's
permission to dissolve Parliament.
"It's a big choice, and there's a lot at
stake he added, standing outside
his Downing Street office.
"The British people are the boss and
they are the ones who will make It
During the campaign, Blair is expected
to focus on domestic issues - such
as health care, education and crime
- In an effort to reconnect with
Pledges to continue investing in
public services and promoting
economic stability should feature in
the Labour campaign.
"Our mission will be driven by values
"It is going to be about a big and
positive vision for the future for our
The poll will be an important personal
test for Blalr. A charismatic and
dynamic leader, he helped catapult
Labour to power in 1997 with a
promise to boost investment In
Britain's ailing schools, hospitals and
His government won a second
landslide election victory in 2001, but
the war, and the government's use
of intelligence on Iraqi weapons of
mass destruction, which turned out
to be wrong, have severely dented
Library from page?
The summer hours have also
been a complaint of the past. The
library will, however, be open
longer starting these summer
sessions. In addition, the library
will be open 24 hours for exam
week this semester.
The students can help to get
the hours extended. Right now,
a reason the library is hesitant in
extending the hours is because
the usage by students after mid-
night is not as much as through-
out the day.
Matthew Griffin, sophomore
Hispanic studies major, said he
would use the library during
these hours and the hours would
"I prefer to work at night. It
is less busy at this time and I can
concentrate more said Griffin.
The library will not remain
open for just a few students.
The numbers must be present to
extend the hours.
"The junior class needs to
show us more students who actu-
ally use the library during these
early morning hours Lawrence
The junior class president
does recognize this fact and
encourages more students who
would like the library open later
to use the library.
"I encourage everyone to
use the library as much as they
can because they need to sup-
port what Joyner stands for and
that is academic enhancement
According to Lawrence, there
is a slight possibility the new
hours of operation might be tried
out in the 2005 fall semester but
it is more likely planned for the
2006 spring semester.
This writer can be contacted at
An unknown subject entered
a room In Scott Hall and removed
money and a debit card from a
Attempted robbery" and"
Two womelAwere victims of
attempted strong-arm robbery
and assault by three men near the
downtown area. There were no
A person was found trespassing
at Joyner Library after previously
being issued a warning.
An unknown suspect opened a
desk drawer and took a wallet which
contained five credit or debit cards
In the Brody School of Medicine Leo
Jenkins Cancer Center.
Larceny and financial card
Unknown person(s) stole a
wallet including a debit card from
the Student Recreation Center.
Second degree trespassing
A person was found trespassing
at Joyner Ubrary after previously
Someone removed 60 compact
discs from an office in the Rivers
building without approval.
Four U.S. soldiers killed
during clashes in Iraq
Keep your money and yourself safe.
Never leave your wallet and credit
cards unattended and stay away
from dark ATMs In the middle of
If you are robbed or your wallet
Is stolen, contact the ECU Police
Department as soon as possible.
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) � Four
U.S. troops were killed in clashes
and bombings across Iraq, the
U.S. military said Tuesday, and
videos posted on the Internet
showed militants purportedly
beheading an Iraqi soldier and
killing a reported informer.
A joint U.SIraqi attack on
dozens of insurgents in eastern
Diyala province on Monday
left two American soldiers and
one Iraqi soldier dead, U.S.
military spokesman said. Two
U.S. soldiers were also wounded
in the attack, which continued
In Baghdad's southern Dora
neighborhood, an abandoned
taxi exploded on an expressway
near a U.S. patrol on Tuesday,
killing another U.S. soldier and
wounding four others, said Sgt.
1st Class David Abrams, a spokes-
man for Task Force Baghdad.
Another explosion targeted a
joint Iraqi-U.S. convoy in Bagh-
dad's Amiriyah neighborhood,
said al-Amil police captain Talib
Thamir. Abrams said a blast
occurred but he did not have
A U.S. Marine was also
killed Monday by an explosion
in the sprawling, western prov-
ince of Anbar.
At least 1,537 members of
the U.S. military have died since
the beginning of the Iraq war
in March 2003, according to an
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her staff hosts a Good Morning
Commuter Breakfast, which fea-
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month from such services as the
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Historical information on North Carolina's first city is available in Joyner Library.
the exhibit curator, and Adri-
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Bath. The exhibits are comprised
of artifacts possessed by the
Special Collections Department
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"People today don't have
a very great reverence for his-
tory said Dembo.
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that at one time Bath was the
most important part of the
social aspects of North Caro-
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Dembo said knowing this
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"Bath is fairly rich in his-
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the history of Bath and North
Students at ECU feel the
displays are a nice idea.
"I am a history enthusiast
and a big fan of the pirate his-
tory of North Carolina said
Richard Alexander, sophomore
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"I am from the area around
Bath and I thought it was really
cool that they are doing a spe-
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The exhibits are free of
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Meanwhile, gunmen broke
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Interior Ministry official, Brig.
Gen. Jala Mohammed Saleh, U.S.
and Iraqi officials said.
Saleh is involved in anti-
insurgency operations in
Iraq, but it was unclear why
he was abducted.
Kidnappings are common,
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ransoms and others making
Babil police spokesman
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headless bodies were found by
Iraqi police 30 miles south of
Baghdad, but he didn't give any
details on exactly where or how
the bodies were located. Seven
of the victims were identified
as Iraqi soldiers, and three
others were police, accord-
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Ministry official who spoke on
condition of anonymity.
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reports of the discovery of
headless corpses, usually
believed to be Iraqi security
forces, but none have been
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Tuesday from Al-Qaida in Iraq,
a text shown in the images
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Mahdi, who appeared to be in
his early 20s.
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AMANDA Q. LINGERFELT Editor In Chief
WEDNESDAY April 6, 2005
Time to start taking advantage
of opportunities given to us
Front page newspaper headlines don't always
herald good news. But when they do, it's impor-
tant to pay notice.
Just last Thursday, TEC reported on a Found-
ers Week announcement that has the potential
for great payoffs for ECU. BB&T Corporation,
already a donor to the university, will contribute
$1 million to encourage student leadership.
The BB&T Center for Leadership Develop-
ment, established in 1982, was founded to
provide students with leadership experience
and training. The company's additional gifts
will augment the programs already in place
that help students realize ECU's motto, which
is "to serve
In fact, serving is exactly what BB&T is doing
with this donation. The bank was established
in eastern North Carolina in the late 1800s, and
the company is continuing to honor its heritage
in this part of the state by giving back to the
local community and its university.
It is both inspiring and encouraging to learn
of businesses and alumni that support the
educational endeavors of ECU. Without the
support of those who have been served
by ECU returning the favor, the growth and
improvements that we witness on this campus
would be impossible.
So much is being invested in our educations
and futures, not only through our work and
efforts, but by others who believe in this institu-
tion and the students that are a part of it. As a
result, it seems that we owe something to this
university and its supporters.
By being leaders in the classroom and the
community, we can start giving back now.
It's not just doing something for ourselves,
although we are the ones who will receive the
Yet, by giving our best efforts in the classroom,
on the job or simply around town, we honor
those who have invested their money and faith
in us. Whether they are a bank or an anony-
mous alumnus, we should really try to provide
them with a good return.
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In My Opinion
Democratic movement gains momentum
For some Americans, Zimbabwe
is just another distant African coun-
try, struggling through difficulties
with which citizens of the United
States largely have little experience.
For others, it's the answer to a final
Jeopardy question over which they
had been inextricably torn between
Zimbabwe and Zemunda (alright, I
confess, the second country could be
the name of Eddie Murphy's African
fiefdom in Corning to America, but I
could not come up with another coun-
try beginning with the letter Z. You get
the point). Last week, this southern
African "republic" with an average life
expectancy of 39 years held a presi-
dential election, no doubt prompting
the neocons in Washington to giggle
with childish glee, but unfortunately
for Zimbabaneans, most worldwide
definitions of democracy bear little
resemblance to the shining example
set by the United States.
Since 1987, President Robert Mugabe
has controlled Zimbabwe with an iron
fist. Though he was elected in national
elections as the first prime minister
(after years of civil war), Mugabe
has since manipulated the ever grow-
ing international insistence on demo-
cratic elections to ensure that his
regime can continue to exploit the
national resources and citizens of his
Since the invasion of Iraq by the
"coalition of the willing" in spring
2003, calls for the democratization of
the world have rung out far and wide
from the White House, and dicta-
tors around the world are making it
absolutely certain that their countries
have a secure seat on the international
donkey cart of "free nations
Unfortunately, the reality is that
democratic systems which function
on the level of the United States and
Western Europe have developed out
of hundreds of years of forward (and
backward) progress and were not cre-
ated over the course of four or five years
at the whim of a more powerful nation.
Functional "rule of the people" must be
achieved by generations of concerted
national effort, and requires a vast
infrastructure of legal, technical and
educational institutions. Staging legiti-
mate national elections is not simply a
matter of imposing enough security on
a certain region so it is safe for voters to
leave their homes, much less vote. It is
contingent on dozens of other difficult,
and rare, national circumstances.
The "Bush Doctrine" should focus
on constructive, long-term reform
within a target country, not insist on
convulsive political change because
the United States has perceived a threat
from non-democratic regimes. And
since "free nations do not threaten
their neighbors" (see all of world his-
tory for glaring examples of just such a
contradiction), then logic would dictate
that nations should actually focus on
achieving "freedom" before endeavor-
ing to try their hands at "democracy
Saudi Arabia has recently staged
its own elections. Naturally, those
elections had little or no effect on
the face of the absolute monarchy in
Riyadh, but what are they supposed
to do allow women to vote? Let us
History has proven that dictators
and pretty much every other person
elevated to a position of power in
the entire world has an overwhelm-
ing interest in one very specific field
of expertise: Keeping that power.
We can invade and sanction and con-
demn and complain, but the interna-
tional spread of democracy can have
only one real driver: The will of the
people. That is where the ultimate
responsibility for national change and
political reform lies. Because if one
thing is certain, it remains the politi-
cal promiscuity of American foreign
policy makers. The democratization of
the international community will take
a permanent back seat to other Ameri-
can interests, like defense and energy
consumption. The United States should
serve budding democratic nations in
the capacity of a loyal and reliable
friend, not a tyrannical school yard
bully declaring what he thinks should
be the teams for the impending game
Letters to the Editor
Media coverage of the tragic events
surrounding the Terrl Schiavo case in
Florida has deeply moved everyone I
know. One of the saddest parts of that
situation certainly has been the fact
that her family fractured at the very
time she wanted them to come together
in mutual support.
I hope the rest of us can learn from
this case that there is a concrete way
to let your family, friends and medical
providers know your wishes concern-
ing end of life issues, even when you
cannot speak yourself.
The best way to ensure that your
personal wishes are known in a medical
emergency is by having a "living will"
that spells out your exact wishes in such
a situation. The North Carolina Secre-
tary of State's Office offers the living
will forms, as well as several other key
advance health care directives, on its
Web site at sosnc.com, under the easy-
to-flnd Advance Health Care Directive
Printing out and using those
forms Is free to the public of North
Carolina. However, an even better
solution is to follow the directions
at the Web site to pay a fee and have
these directives in our secure online
registry. Once a living will or other
directive is available online, it can be
accessed 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-
a-week from any location, such as an
emergency room or attorney's office
that has an Internet connection. Fami-
lies and health care providers can then
see a person's exact wishes, complete
with their own signature on the site
and know for certain what that person
wanted to happen if an emergency
I myself have such an advance
directive, and 1 urge every other North
Carolinian to consider taking advan-
tage of this system so that perhaps we
can all avoid being in the situation of
Schiavo's family if tragedy strikes.
Elaine F. Marshall
NC Secretary of State
Tony McKee's column last week
titled "When will we finally learn to
speak up?" will go down In the record
books as one of the all time ludicrous,
asinine and baseless opinion articles
TEC has published. For McKee to imply
that we all "ripped the feeding tube
out of Terry's stomach" because we
failed to speak out against Its removal
is immature and unintelligent. McKee
is taking advantage of a sad situation
- turning the events that led to Schi-
avo's death into a politically saturated
Despite the sappy introduction
and allusions to Easter meals versus'
"starvation McKee wears a mask
of political stupidity. It was not reported
that Schiavo's cerebral cortex was lique-
fied. It was not reported that numer-
ous doctors said Schiavo was inca-
pable of feeling pain, hunger or thirst.
It was not reported that doctors labeled
Schiavo's condition as a "persistent
vegetative state Of course we all know
that McKee is more versed in medicine
than those doctors that have cared
for Schiavo for the last 15 years (insert
sarcasm here). No doubt, McKee's
quest to writing a tear-jerking article
merely plays with people's emotions.
The same article that is so sentimental
points the finger at "All of us" and
blames us with Schiavo's murder. What
a nice man.
What we need to realize is that there
are major differences in "being alive"
and "living Living is waking up and
facing the day. Living is going to work
or school and thanking God you have
the opportunity to. Living is spending
time with friends and family. Living
is cramming for tests and dreaming
of summer vacation. Living is being
able to argue with right-wing column
authors. A certain "quality" issue must
Would McKee want to live for
15 years as a vegetable? If faith is so
fervent, and belief in a better life is so
strong, why Is letting someone meet
that great destiny such an awful thing?
Especially when doctors tell you that
the chances of getting better are slim to
none. It is our selfishness that attempts
to interfere with destiny. McKee may be
ridiculously eloquent, emotional and
politically charged, but neither he nor
anyone that reads this article is guilty
of Schiavo's death as he would have
you believe. When will McKee learn
to write decent columns and stop the
Sophomore, music major
If you go the gym to stay
healthy, that's great. But don't
say that and then light up a
cigarette. You are making your-
self look foolish and ignorant.
I would personally like to
thank most of the fans that "par-
tied" on Franklin Street Monday
night and into Tuesday morning.
It is from you I learn just what it
is to be a true Tar Heel fan: Set-
ting things on fire and jumping
over them. And for those who
really want to go the extra mile,
they can jump in the fire and get
second and third degree burns.
The difference between class
and trash is still eight miles. Duke
will always own Carolina.
Early in the year, someone
wrote an article condemning
all people who wore UNC stuff.
Well, maybe that's because they
actually win. It's hard to get
excited about and support a
team that isn't good at football
Is it bad to refer to your girl-
friend as "Hey, shirt-ironer?" I'm
What can you do with a
degree in women's studies besides
be a waiter? It's almost as point-
less as a degree in art therapy.
Forgive me for thinking a
roommate is actually that: Some-
one who rooms with you. It
would be nice for once to come
home to a friendly face, not lone-
liness. It would also be nice to go
to bed thinking someone is in the
next roombed only to find them
gone the next morning.
I thought MTV was supposed
to play music, not reality TV
shows all the time.
Will someone please explain
to me why chrome rims and
metallic windshield wipers
are put on 20-year-old station
wagons? Why not use that money
to buy a new car?
Make an area to send in
Pirate Rants online easy to find.
Who hates the train?
I have never gotten any
"spam" in my e-mail Inbox until
Adult and Commuter Services
started sending information
irrelevant to me. Now ECU's
new antispam system will hit my
inbox with an additional point-
less message every day telling me
I have zero spam. Way to go guys
- you all send me more pointless
crap to wade through than any
spammer ever has.
I have been denied an appeal
for a $35 parking ticket I feel I
was wrongly given, and I am not
happy with the university right
now. So much for future alumni
donations from me, don't even
bother mailing me yearly to ask.
Does anyone actually still eat
in Todd Dining Hall? Anyone?
To the girl in the bathroom:
Please remember that you are in
a public restroom and next time
shut the stall door. I don't have
any desire to see your fat white
nakedness on the John.
Why can't there be two
Subway lines? Did they honestly
think one would be enough?
Having loyal friends is only
good when their loyalty Is
directed at you.
Why can't we have field trips
Why do I have to pay for my
roommate's rent when she is the
one who moved out?
Good luck to everyone on
the interviews for student media
heads on Thursday.
I am sick and tired of pro-
fessors never giving us a break.
We're the ones taking 18-hour
semesters, working three jobs
and trying to get our work done.
What are they doing sitting
back making over $80,000 a year?
It just isn't fair,
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House of Flying Daggers
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Thursday - 9:30 p.m.
Friday - 7 p.m. and Midnight
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Thursday - 7 p.m.
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Saturday - 7 p.m. and Midnight
Sunday - 3 p.m.
Top 5 Movies:
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2. Beauty Shop
3. Guess Who
5. Miss Congeniality 2:
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Top 5 Tape Rentals:
1. The Incredibles
2. Ladder 49
3. Flight of the Phoenix
Top 5 TV Shows:
1. "American Idol"
2. "Desperate Housewives"
3. "American Idol"
4. "American Idol"
Top 5 CD's;
Top 5 Books:
1. The Da Vinci Code
3. The Rising
4. The Broker
5. With No One as Witness
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go through your lists, instead.
Taurus - Confer with a person
who's got the technical expertise
you lack. You may be planning to
spend more than necessary, and
you'd hate that.
Gemini - Be alert and try to see
things from many points of view.
You can act as translator and
mediator for people who can't
Cancer - The answer to your
question may be found the next
county over. Don't go there, you
can't afford to take the time. Do
Leo - You'd like to. give a loved one
something special, but the odds
are high you'll pick an item that's
not quite right in some way. Best
to take the recipient along when
you go shopping.
Virgo - The situation at home
may be tumultuous, at least for a
while. That's because it's a work in
progress. Don't be too critical, just
keep putting in the corrections.
Libra - Creative Ideas are difficult
to control. They seem to come
when they want, not when you
want them to. You can put yourself
In a likely place for that to happen
however, and open up.
Scorpio - You'd like to buy your
loved ones the sun, moon and
stars. Miniatures are a better idea,
or offer a rain check. You're a little
short on cash.
Sagittarius - You don't have much
patience with whlners, and you'll
be even more disgusted If the
person complaining is you. Let
loved ones talk you out of a stinky
Capricorn - You're about to drop
a preconceived notion. It got you
this far, but now it's time to let It
go. You've learned enough to start
moving up to the next level.
Aquarius - There's instability
around your financial situation
now. It's not a good time to buy,
sell, loan money or start a new
job. Take care.
Pisces - Some of the Ideas you
come up with seem almost bizarre
to others. That's partially because
you have trouble explaining a
complicated concept. Walt until
you can show them.
AIM0 Fashion Show
LaToya Toney models this outfit from Plzzaz for an AIMO
fashion show held at The Other Place. The fashion show
raised more than $300 for the Family Violence Program.
Winning film for all
Queen Latifah is styling the hair of an A-llst client in Beauty Shop.
Awesome cast brings
lots of laughs
Beauty Shop starring Queen
Latifah hit theaters March 30.
This movie is a spin off the hit
film Barbershop that dropped in
2002. Beauty Shop is a comedy
that expresses the trials and
tribulations women go through
and how women bond in a hair
styling setting. After all it is only
natural to talk and gossip while
getting your hair done.
The main character Gina
Norris (Queen Latifah) has
moved from Chicago to Atlanta
in hopes of finding better school-
ing for her musically gifted young
daughter. She is a remarkable
hairstylist but after her boss
steals her extraordinary styles,
she packs up and leaves to find a
salon of her own.
Her flamboyant boss Jorge is
played by noteworthy actor Kevin
Bacon. Bacon has starred in hits
that include Mystic River, Tremors
and Blood Work. When Gina
leaves the shop she takes with
her a good friend and shampoo
girl, Lynn (Alicia Silverstone),
who we all know from the classic
Gina takes on the challenge
of buying her own hair salon and
trying to keep up with health
inspections. Her stylists include
Miss Josephine (Alfre Woodard)
who is old but young at heart
with an outrageous wardrobe,
and James (Bryce Wilson) who is
a hair braider extraordinaire.
see BEAUTY page A6
'Robots' makes upgrades
on all previous animated
Credit needs to be given to Acad-
emy Award winning actor Robin
Williams. The man is a riot to watch
on screen in every role he plays, be it
drama, comedy or his latest suspense
thrillers. But we cannot forget the
man is also a master of vocal talents
as well. His voice has been heard in
a number of movies from Fern Gully
to Aladdin and a bit part in A1 He
gives his all when he's behind the
microphone recording a character's
voice just as he does when he's in
front of the camera.
His role as the voice of the
robot Fender in the new movie
Robots confirms that Williams is
as great of a voice talent as he is
an onscreen actor.
Robots is the latest film by
Chris Wedge and Carlos Saldanha,
who directed the great family film
Ice Age. Robots follows the story
of a brash young robot named
Rodney Copperbottom (voiced by
Ewan McGregor) who has always
dreamed of being someone who
will invent something that will
help everyone in the robot com-
munity. He decides to follow that
dream and travels to Robot City
(which looks a lot like New York,
Chicago and Los Angeles all rolled
into one big mess). His goal is
to locate the big time invention
master Mr. Bigweld (Mel Brooks).
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Robots animation is above par.
Bigweld is an old fat robot
who has been inventing things
to benefit robots since Copper-
bottom can remember. He has
watched Bigweld's TV show ever
since he was just a little robot.
All the robots all over the world
look up to him and would do
anything to meet him.
Unfortunately for Rodney,
he's a few years too late. Bigweld
is "missing" and the doors to his
great factory are closed to the
public for good. It's not Bigweld's
doing, of course. Rodney soon
comes to realize this is just the
beginning of a get-rich-quick
scheme being masterminded
by the sinister Ratchet (Greg
Kinnear) and his evil mother,
Madame Gasket (voiced by the
great actor Jim Broadbent. Yes, a
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A quest to find the ultimate treasure, "the ship of death takes McConaughey and co-stars on an incredible adventure through the Sahara.
'Sahara' kicks off the year
for big name movies
Finally, daylight savings time
has come, signaling the arrival
of brighter days and warmer
weather. As the clock counts
down the days until summer,
it's the onset of the movie season
that has many excited. And while
it is not quite summer yet, it's
never too early to catch a summer
One film that hopes to cash in
on the season is Sahara, starring
Matthew McConaughey, Steve
Zahn and Penelope Cruz. The
makers of the movie hope to ride
the wave of historical mysteries,
predicated on the success of Dan
Brown's novel The Da Vinci Code
and the movie National Treasure,
starring Nicholas Cage.
A synopsis according to the
official Web site saharamovie.
com details the film: "Master
explorer Dirk Pitt (Matthew
McConaughey) takes on the
adventure of his life when he
embarks on a treasure hunt
through some of the most dan-
gerous regions of West Africa.
Searching for what the locals
call "The Ship of Death a long
lost Civil War battleship which
protects a secret cargo, Pitt and
his wisecracking sidekick (Steve
Zahn) use their wits and clever
heroics to help Doctor Eva Rojas
(Penelope Cruz) when they real-
ize the ship may be linked to
mysterious deaths in the same
Lead actor Matthew McCo-
naughey hopes to attain status as
a box office draw and capitalize
on the success of his romantic
comedy How to Lose a Guy in 10
Days, alongside Kate Hudson.
McConaughey has earned critical
acclaim for his ability to diver-
sify his movie making portfolio,
working in such films as A Time to
Kill, the Steven Spielberg-directed
film Amistad and the World War
II submarine drama U-S71. On the
Web site, McConaughey explains
the challenge of his character for
this project: "Dirk Pitt is the ulti-
mate Renaissance man Dirk's
the kind of guy who could be
wrestling alligators on a Saturday
morning and then wear a tux to
dance with the queen at a ball on
Saturday night. He's a senator's
son, a scientist, a polished, blue
ribbon guy - at the same time,
he's a treasure-hunting pirate, a
rascally rogue, a barroom-brawl-
ing, tequila-drinking scoundrel.
But he's always a gentleman
But what modern day hero
could go without his Barney Fife?
Steve Zahn takes the helm as the
sidekick AI Giordino, there to
accompany the "rascally rogue"
through thick and thin. And we
all know that the road to the pot
of gold gleams with the colors of
the rainbow, which is embodied
in this film by Penelope Cruz.
Cruz's character, Dr. Rojas, "is no
damsel in distress explains Cruz
on the Web site. "She's very active
- in fact, she rescues Dirk on more
than one occasion. And, of course,
that's just the kind of woman
that Dirk would be interested in
- they have a great chemistry It
also doesn't hurt that Dr. Rojas is
Other members of the cast
include Lambert Wilson The
Matrix), Glynn Turman (Buffalo
Soldiers), Delroy Lindo (Gone in
60 Seconds), William H. Macy
(Seabiscuit) and Rainn Wilson
(Arthur Martin on the show
"Six Feet Under"). The film was
produced by Karen Baldwin and
directed by Breck Eisner.
Sahara seems to have all the
elements of magic created at the
cinema. Action, romance, adven-
ture and the possibility that you
might learn something make
the film all the more enticing.
Director Breck Eisner explains his
enthusiasm for the project: "This
is an action-adventure movie in
the spirit of the great serials and
action films that came before it
I was captivated by the sense
of adventure, mystery and humor
in this project, and for everyone
involved, it was a primary goal to
bring that sense to the screen If
adventure, mystery and humor
hold a special place in your heart,
you can see these elements cap-
tured in the movie Sahara, due
out in theaters April 8.
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man plays the woman's voice. You
may remember this actor from his
role as Harold Zidler in Moulin Rouge.
Their plan is to not offer anymore
spare robot parts, but brand new,
very expensive upgrades.
This is about the point where
Williams comes into the picture.
Williams voices Fender, an old
and beat up robot who doesn't care
what he looks like or where is place
in the world lies. Fender is the char-
acter that any viewer can identify
with. He doesn't care that he is of
an obsolete design. He measures
his wealth with the good Matured
robots that he surrounds himself
with. These robots include the voice
talents of Drew Carey, Jennifer
Coolidge and Amanda Bynes.
Robots is the type of film that
anyone will seem to attach them-
selves to with very little difficulty.
This is a family film and succeeds in
holding the attention of the younger
crowd. It also provides plenty of
humor the older crowds will only
be able to understand. There are also
references to a few older movies that
appear very brief in passing, includ-
ing one reference to Spike Lee's 1989
masterpiece Do The Rigtit Tiling.
Compared to Ice Age, Robots
is a far more superior film. It
surpasses its predecessor on all
levels, especially the anima-
tion. Pay close attention to the
exquisite amount of detail given
to each and every scene. The
amount of detail given to the
action in the background is much
more polished then that of any
computer generated movie before
this (including Finding Nemo).
This will be one of the best ani-
mated films of the year. It contains
very few flaws within its plotline
and its story development. The
humor in this movie appeals to
every person in its wide age range
in its target audience. The type of
film that has the ability to extend
its blatant and hidden humor
across a wide range of audience
members Is definitely a winner.
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First Comedy Crackup a smashing success
Scores now makes
comedy a scheduled
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While trying to hold her new busi-
ness together, Gina encounters a love
interest, Joe. He is played by Djimon
llounsou who is known for his role in
the film Constantine. Joe is an electri-
cian who tries to win Gina's heart
Some of the customers in Beauty
Sliop include Joanne Marcus (Mena
Suvari), a high strung society prin-
cess, and Darnelle (Keshia Knight
Pulliam), who is forever hitting Gina
up for some cash.
Mena Suvari has starred in
movies such as American Pie and
American Beauty. Keshia Knight
Pulliam is best known for her role as
Rudy Huxtable on the hit TV series
"The Cosby Show which aired in
Other characters include Pau-
lette (Laura Hayes), Terri Green
(Andie MacDowell), Mrs. Towner
(Delia Reese) and Chanel (Golden
Brooks). Laura Hayes is a prominent
comedian who toured with The
Queens of Comedy. Andie MacDow-
ell has appeared in a slew of movies
since 1990, one of the well-known
being (ImundhogDay. Golden Brooks
has a starring role as Mya on the hit
TV show "Girlfriends
The cast of Beauty Shop goes
on and on. Other actors donating
their comedic performance to the
film are Kimora Lee Simmons,
creator of the designer clothing
label "Baby Phat LisarRaye
McCoy and Michelle Griffin.
Queen Latifah is undoubtedly a
wonderful actress and always brings
professionalism and realness in all of
her acting roles. Queen Latifah has
starred in her show "Living Single"
as well as in the movies Set it Off, Taxi
and The Cookout. Queen Latifah has
a very successful career as an actress
and Cover Girl model.
Beauty Shop was directed by
Billie Woodruff, who also directed
the film Honey, which dropped
in 2003. Woodruff has directed
music videos for artists such as Toni
Braxton, TLC, Usher, Celine Dion,
The Backstreet Boys and Luther
Beauty Shop Is a humorous, sen-
timental movie that appeals to most
women. It's definitely one of those
movies for a "girl's night out Men
too can enjoy this film because it
can potentially give them a few tips
as to what women want.
There are plenty of reviews
commenting on Beauty Shop and
for the most part they are positive.
Claudia Puig of USA Today gave the
movie two and a half points out of
a possible four.
the film is more about
humor and heart than a clever
story said Puig.
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For those who missed the
BET Comedy Crackup at Scores
Thursday, March 31, rest assured
the show was great. Those who
were a part of the crowded club
last Thursday witnessed the
start of something great for the
There are not many spots in
Greenville to find a good comedy
show. In fact, the best place to see
big name comics is all the way in
Raleigh. But who wants to drive
that far to see a comedy show?
Scores is popular for its open
mic nights, nice bar area, projec-
tion TV and, of course, its pool
tables. On the weekends, Scores
is a hot spot to be at. It offers an
affordable rate to shoot pool,
great drink specials (especially
throughout the week) and good
music (live and through a juke-
Last Thursday night, how-
ever, Scores changed their setup a
little to show its patrons the new
face it would be taking. For the
Comedy Crackup, the pool tables
had been replaced with nice
round tables with white linens
and candles. The televisions were
turned off so attention would
solely be focused on the stage.
Then came the comedians.
The host for the evening was a
very funny man named Sleepy
Floyd. He's a veteran comic of
about 10 years. He's been featured
on comic tours across the country.
You may have seen him on "Show-
time "BET Comic View "Def
Comedy Jam" and "Chappelle's
Show Some of the evening's
largest laughs came from a local
comedian Glenn Snyder.
Snyder lives here in Greenville,
but is from Charlotte, which is
where he got his start. His jokes
were based a lot on observation.
Snyder has a lot of potential to be
a big time player on the national
comic circuit, but that potential
would be even greater if there
were more spots in Greenville
that appreciate comedy. Snyder
performs at the Mesh Cafi on
their comedy nights and he
also performs at Ham's for their
open mic night. Now that Scores
has started a monthly comedy
show, maybe local comics such
as Snyder will start to see their
careers take off, especially with
plans to bring in more big name
The next comic was Brooklyn
Mike. He has also been seen on
the same programs as Sleepy
Floyd. You may remember him
from the Rick James sketch or
the Wayne Brady sketch on
"Chappelle's Show He also
owns a comedy club in Germany
where he goes every month to
host a show. Brooklyn Mike
seemed to have a blast on stage
and was relaxed for every minute
of his set.
"This could be one of the
hottest comedy spots if they stay
consistent said Brooklyn Mike
following the show.
And that's where the patrons
of downtown Greenville come
in. Scores will be doing these
comedy shows on the last Thurs-
day of every month, and they
will be hosted by Sleepy Floyd.
The turnout for this show was
great, and if the word is spread
throughout the city that Scores
is doing this, the last Thursday
night of every month could
mean good news for Scores and
bad news for the rest of the Fifth
This will be the spot for
comedy in downtown Greenville.
Brooklyn Mike, a professional
comedian who has performed in
comedy clubs all over the world,
sees potential in this club and in
the city of Greenville to be one
the best spots for comedy. One
of the things that made this par-
ticular evening a riot was that no-
one in the audience was safe from
these three comedians. People
were picked on left and right.
That's a lot different than watch-
ing it on Comedy Central.
It's Comedy Central in our
own backyard, and it will be
there on the last Thursday of
every month. Scores altered its
traditional image of being strictly
a pool hall for this one night and
it was most impressive for every-
one who was there. Sleepy Floyd
said they would be bringing in
some big name comics from all
sorts of networks down here
each month, and that he would
be hosting the events. If March
31 was any indication of what's
to come, then Greenville is in
for a treat. The last Thursday of
every month will turn into a
day that everyone will look for-
ward to. This is just the begin-
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WEDNESDAY April 6, 2005
(AP) � A college teacher
who won a regional boxing title
three years ago died from a head
injury she sustained in a Golden
Gloves competition, apparently
becoming the first woman to die
in a sanctioned bout.
Becky Zerlentes, 34, of Fort
Collins, died Sunday, Howard
Daniel of the Denver County
coroner's office said Monday. The
preliminary cause of death was
blunt force trauma to the head
causing internal bleeding, but
results from an autopsy were not
Zerlentes is believed to be
the first female amateur boxer
to die in a sanctioned match,
USA Boxing spokeswoman Julie
Zerlentes was hit by a punch
from Heather Schmitz, and
despite wearing protective head-
gear fell unconscious during the
third round of a bout late Satur-
day, Goldsticker said.
"I didn't want to hurt her
Schmitz told KCNC-TV after
the fight, when Zerlentes was
still alive. "I feel very badly
about that. I feel horrible how
it ended. You don't go in there
with the idea (that) I want to
hurt this person
Denver police Detective
Teresa Garcia said Tuesday
that homicide investigators
were assigned to the case as a
"They're just collecting all the
information she said.
"More than likely there will
probably be no criminal charges
Zerlentes, a geography instruc-
tor at Front Range Community
College, had a 6-4 record and
won a regional Golden Gloves in
2002, said Jeanne DePriest, chief
of officials for Colorado Golden
Gloves and the manager of the
team with which Zerlentes boxed,
She had taken a break from
boxing after that win, but then
recently resumed the sport,
"This is hard for us DePriest
"Everybody in the world loved
Becky; she was a very positive
woman. Boxing Is a one-on-one
in the ring, but we are all a team
at Hard Knocks
USA Boxing is the sanction-
ing body for amateur boxing.
The organization lifted its ban
on women In 1993 and cur-
rently has 2,200 women as
There's been more interest
in women's boxing in recent
years, thanks in part to the
success of boxers like Muham-
mad All's daughter, Laila, and
the Academy Award-winning
movie "Million Dollar Baby" with
Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood
and Morgan Freeman.
Goldsticker said the last death
at a USA Boxing event was in Feb-
ruary 2001, when heavyweight
Quinton Grier, 31, of Springfield,
111 died after a match.
In June 2003, a 30-year-old
Florida mother, Stacy Young,
died after she was beaten into
a coma during a "Toughman"
boxing competition that she had
entered on impulse. The Tough-
man bouts weren't considered
professional boxing and weren't
regulated by the state of Florida.
Young's death marked the 13th
related to Toughman since the
event began in 1979.
According to her faculty Web
site, Zerlentes received her doctor-
ate in geography at the University
of Illinois and was married in 1999.
She was a one-time synchronized
swimmer who took up martial arts
and boxing for fun.
Ladies taking success in stride
ECU Softball team boasts
43-11 record for the year
Keli Harrell has been outstanding for the Lady Pirates so far, compiling a 20-9 record and a minute 1.49 ERA.
A cool breeze blew across the
ECU softball field Tuesday. Per-
haps it was one of the first signs
of spring, as the weather finally
goes from cold to cool and the
sun beams down without a cloud
in the sky. On the other hand the
breeze could be an attempt by
opponents to cool off the ECU
softball team who has been on
fire all season.
With a 43-11 record the Lady
Pirates have been a force to be
reckoned with this year. Backed
by the excellent pitching of
sophomore Keli Harrell and the
stick of senior Kate Manuse the
team has claimed sole possession
of third place in the Conference
"I think the main key for our
success is that we are playing
well balanced softball said Head
Coach Tracey Kee.
"We are pitching well, hitting
well, our defense has been steady.
I think that whenever you can
combine those three things it is
very hard to shut a team down
Harrell is one of the key fac-
tors for ECU'S success this season.
She has already passed her last
year winning mark of 16 games
with 20 this season. The 20 wins
include a 1.49 ERA and a very
impressive 247 strikeouts in 192
"My teammates, they push
me and I want to do the best job
that I can for them, help them
pick up a win any way that I can
"I have been keeping in shape
over the summer and I keep up
with the pitching. You always
hope that your hard work over
the summer pays off
Coach Kee also contributes
much of the success from her star
pitcher to her ability to improve
during the offseason.
"Keli Harrell has been a
huge factor for our team this
year Kee said.
"She has carried a huge work-
load for us. It is credit to her and
her conditioning. She just has
made drastic improvements from
her freshman to her sophomore
year. It is a true testament to what
type of individual she is
Harrell started playing soft-
ball when she was younger in the
Babe Ruth Softball League.
"My dad encouraged me to
tryout Harrell said.
"I loved the game so much
that I just kept on playing and I
went from there
Harrell indeed did go on,
into high school where she was a
three-year letter winner from J. H.
Rose High School in Greenville.
Her high school achievements
include being named MVP her
junior year and tossing 10 no-hit-
ters including six perfect games.
"I think that you are always
striving to get better and some-
times you are not exactly 100
percent where you want to be,
because you always want to keep
pushing to get better Harrell said.
"You just try to do the best
that you can
One of the top leaders on an
offense that is has scored almost
300 runs, is hitting a combined
.291 and boasts 50 home runs
is Manuse. Manuse is currently
second on the team with a .358
batting average and is tied for
first with Mandi Nichols in home
runs at 11.
"I feel that I have put a lot of
hard work in, between the fences
hitting said Manuse.
"I am also trying to keep my
mental game consistent and I feel
that this has helped me produce
for the team
Even with a 43-11 record
including 9-3 C-USA standings,
opponents continue to underes-
timate the Lady Pirates.
"I feel so happy and excited
for our team, this is the best team
see SOFTBALL page A8
Pirates' season unraveling at the seams
Mounting injuries provide
huge obstacle for Bucs'
This is the swing that may have ended Billy Richardson's season.
When the going gets tough,
the tough gets going. With the
injuries continuing to pile up on
an already depleted ECU baseball
team, the Diamond Bucs better
get it going soon, or they will be
watching the NCAA tournament
from Greenville in June.
After dropping their first
three Conference USA series, the
Pirates are in desperate need of
series wins as they enter the mid-
season stretch of the schedule.
Unfortunately, it just doesn't
get much easier. ECU heads to Doak
Field in Raleigh, NC, Wednesday
to take on in-state rival NC State in
a mid-week affair. The Bucs ham-
mered the Wolfpack earlier this
season in the Homewood Suites
Shootout 13-1. The Pirates won't
be sporting the same squad as they
look to continue their recent domi-
nance of State due to a number of
injuries that occurred after their
meeting earlier in the season.
In the Pirates' 6-0 shutout
of Charlotte, senior shortstop
Billy Richardson, who has been
hitting more than .400 for
much of the season, injured his
wrist and is now expected to
miss most if not all of the rest
of the season. Richardson is
amongst the leaders in C-USA
in nearly every major offensive
category and has always been
an automatic glove in the field.
It gets worse. With Carter Har-
rell, Brody Taylor and Dustin Sasser
already shelved to begin the season,
Pirate pitchers have been dropping
left and right. Shane Matthews
made just one appearance before
having surgery to repair his right
arm and he is now out for the
season. Reliever Will Anderson has
not made an appearance in quite
some time and reports are now
circulating that the Pirate hurler
may have been dismissed from the
team for disciplinary actions.
Although not confirmed, left
handed pitcher Jeff Ostrander
and freshman outfielder Jay
Mattox are both rumored to
be out for the remainder of the
season. Ostrander is suffering
from pain in his left throwing
arm and may be a candidate for
Tommy John surgery. Mattox
injured his shoulder in the contest
against West Virginia earlier this
year. He played a couple of more
games with the injury, then real-
ized the severity of the pain and
has been sitting out ever since.
So with position players down,
and a very thin pitching staff, the
Diamond Bucs will have to find a
way to tread through the rest of
their schedule and possibly squeeze
out an NCAA bid. Keep in mind, if
this team qualifies for the NCAA
tournament, it will most defi-
nitely be viewed as a huge accom-
plishment, all things considered.
After Wednesday's game
at State, the Pirates will return
home with their 2-7 conference
record to take on No. 27 South-
ern Miss, in a three-game C-USA
series. The Golden Eagles have
won 10 games in a row, including
a victory over No. 33 Alabama.
This series is a must win for the
Pirates if they hope to ignite
some sort of late season run.
Despite the nagging injuries,
the Bucs will surely come out
guns blazing against No. 7 North
Carolina April 13, when the Heels
visit Clark-LeClair Stadium for the
second time. Their first trip wasn't
so memorable, as UNC dropped all
three games they participated in
during the Keith LeClair Classic.
They have since recovered, losing
only two games since that tourna-
ment and come into Greenville
looking to exact some revenge
on the Pirates, albeit they didn't
play them the first time around.
Down the final stretch, ECU
has six winnable C-USA series
in Louisville, Memphis, Cincin-
nati, South Florida, UAB and
St. Louis. Mixed in between
those series is two more games
at home against NC State, then
a final non-conference game
in Durham against the Heels.
It's gut check time, and the
Pirates are going to have to find a
way to survive despite having such
a thin pitching staff, as well as key
injuries to position players. Great
teams find a way, and if ECU is truly
a great team, they'll be there at the
end of the season in the field of 64
with a chance to get to Omaha.
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Women's soccer continues successful spring season
ECU has compiled 2-1
mark through three games
After losing to Louisville in
the Conference USA tourna-
ment to end the season, the ECU
women's soccer team is looking
forward to next season. And why
wouldn't they be? Returning to
the team is one of the greatest
g goal scorers in school history and
�s there will be a senior guarding
Mary Puckett charges in to take control of the ball against NC O.D.P.
Before starting next season,
the women have to prepare. This
means practice, conditioning,
time spent in the weight room
and spring games. The women
made it through last spring
Riding on that success, the
women were ready for a success-
ful 2004 campaign. Despite this,
they struggled. After a rocky
start to the conference season,
the women finished their season
with five straight wins, before
going down to Louisville in the
"The spring is like an extended
preseason explained coach Rob
"When you have good springs,
good seasons follow
Rather than winning spring
games, Donnenwirth knows what
spring is really about - player
development. Spring gives Don-
nenwirth and his staff a chance
to play everyone and see who had
improved from last season.
"Each player is asked to come
back with three goals individu-
ally Donnenwirth said.
"With some players it's not
just technical work, it's working
on their confidence
If spring is about player devel-
opment, then Anastasia Nikas is
having a tremendous spring. In
what Donnenwirth called "her
breakout game Nikas pumped
three goals in against the North
Carolina Olympic Developmen-
tal Team this past Sunday in a 5
- 0 Pirate win.
"She (Nikas) felt a little dis-
appointed in the fall Donnen-
"She's got a little bit of a
renewed motivation now, she
works hard in the weight room
and in practice. Things are start-
ing to fall her way
With a great class of seniors
not eligible to compete this
spring, Donnenwirth was wor-
ried about who would lead the
team this spring and in the
A group of three stood out to
him. Meghan McCallion, Lindsi
Troxler and Melissa Penney will
lead the Pirates on and off the
field this season as tri-captains.
"Everyone was asking who
will lead us next year Donnen-
"I meet with the captains
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that I have played on in my four
years Manuse said.
"I just know that we have a
lot of potential and really haven't
got the credit or respect that
we deserve. I hope that we can
surprise a few more people and
hopefully make it to reglonals,
which I think we can do
Coach Kee has been pleasantly
surprised with hi-r team's perfor-
mance this year and believes that
her team can continue to produce
the rest of the season if they take
each game in stride.
"1 think that we knew that
we had a lot of talent and a lot of
depth, it was just a matter of pull-
ing it all together, and this team
has done that and they continue
to do that Kee said.
"I think the thing that
makes this season different
from the past is that this team
is unique in the fact that we
don't have one major go-to or
one major All American carry-
ing the load. It is being carried
by 17 individuals on this squad.
Everyone is stepping up when
they have to, that is what makes
it so special 5
The team will be back in
action this Thursday at home in ?
a huge match-up against ACC 1
opponent UNC-Chapel Hill. The
game is slated to begin at 4 p.m. o
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Krista Jessup is one of the many leaders for ECU at the plate.
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every week and they have done
a great job
Along with the senior class,
another member of the women's
soccer team will be missing the
season. Former assistant coach
Chris Webb was offered the
job as the head coach at Elon,
which she accepted. Donnen-
wirth and Webb had been work-
ing together for nine years, so
replacing hei ma no easy task for
Donnenwirth. After what Don-
nenwirth called "an impressive
applicant pool he selected
Shannon St. George, a former
player of his.
"She's going to bring some-
thing new and some new ideas
"She's a good motivator and
her knowledge of the game is
With a 2-1 spring record,
the women now look ahead to
the Cup of Life Tournament
this weekend in Fayetteville.
The Pirates will face two ACC
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Risk, reward spar at Amen Corner
(KRT) � As trilogies
go, Amen Corner is an epic
tale of onder and woe.
The most famous trio of
holes in golf is as beautiful as it
is unsettling for pros wandering
through there late on a Sunday
at The Masters.
There is the spectacular
scenery amid the 11th, 12th
and 13th holes at Augusta
National, azaleas sprawling
like fire at the feet of all those
towering pines, dogwoods
aglow in the splintered golden
rays of sunshine piercing the
There aio the holes them-
selves, risk and reward warring
mischievously in the spirit of
Alister MacKenzie's and Bobby
Factor in the wind, mercu-
rial and capricious in the way it
swirls through that valley, and
there are mystical elements of
fortune and fate in play.
And there's something else,
something ominous, like the
rustling of vulture's wings.
Because for every winner
that has passed that way, there's
a twosome haunted by failure.
"You don't play Amen Corner,
you survive said Fuzzy Zoeller.
With the 69th Masters sched-
uled to begin Thursday, golf
returns to its most colorful stage.
"Amen Comer is so beautiful,
so exciting two-time Masters
champion Ben Crenshaw said.
"You've seen brilliant play
through there, and you've seen
calamities. There's a feeling any-
thing can happen there, and you
just hold your breath
Unlike a U.S. Open, where
a parade of pars is the norm, a
man on his game can initiate
a triumphant charge through
Byron Nelson's battle with
Ralph Guldahl in 1937 gave golf
Its first sense of the grand shifts
Four shots behind when
Guldahl reached the 12th tee
In the final round, Nelson
walked off the 13th green
two shots ahead. Nelson bird-
ied the 12th and eagled the
13th with Guldahl making
double bogey and bogey.
The axiom springing from
that episode is that you can't win
The Masters at Amen Corner, but
you can lose It.
"There's a lot of treachery
there two-time Masters winner
Tom Watson said.
"You have to navigate your
way through the trouble
The highest scores in Masters
history have been recorded amid
that trio of holes.
Tom Weiskopf made a 13
at the 12th hole in 1980, and
Tommy Nakajima made a 13 at
the 13th hole in 1978.
Though the 11th and 13th
holes were lengthened and re-
contoured the past three years
to combat advances in ball and
club technology, the magic those
holes hold wasn't lost.
"What I appreciate most
about Amen Corner is the risk-
reward said Raymond Floyd,
who won the 1976 Masters in an
"I've had it both ways down
there. There is so much catching
up you can do through there, but
there's much to be lost
At 47, Floyd had a chance
to become the oldest player
to win The Masters in 1990,
but he pulled a 7-iron at the
11th hole on the second play-
off hole into the pond, set-
ting up the second of Nick
Faldo's three Masters' victories.
"That was the most difficult
loss of my career said Floyd,
who blew a three-shot lead with
six holes to go.
"Nothing ever affected me
Four of the Masters' six
sudden-death playoffs have been
decided at Amen Corner.
Though with the introduc-
tion of a sudden-death playoff
in 1979, extra holes began at the
10th tee. Amen Corner is where
playoffs typically climaxed.
Today, a playoff begins at 18 and
alternates between the 10th and
Three of the course's five
water hazards form in Amen
Corner where Rae's Creek runs.
"The first time you see water
on the golf course, it's at Amen
Corner said Nick Price, who
posted a course record 9-under-
par 63 in the third round in
1986, a mark equaled by Greg
Norman in the first round of
While many a prayer likely
has been uttered by players there,
Amen Corner was named by I ler-
bert Warren Wind, the former
golf writer for Sports Illustrated
and the Sew Yorker. Wind first
used the name In a 1958 SI arti-
cle, taking the name from a jazz
record he liked by Mez Mezzrow.
Augusta National's holes are
The 11th is White Dog-
There's a pond left of the
11th green, a hazard so forbid-
ding that Ben Hogan famously
said if you ever saw him hit the
green with his second shot,
you could be sure he made a
mistake. He played for par at
that par 4, which now measures
490 yards. He played right of
that green, then chipped his
This is where Larry Mize
chipped in to beat Greg Norman
in a playoff in 1987.
"He could stand there for
three days without making that
shot Norman said.
The 12th is called Golden Bell.
A 155-yard par 3 that Jack
Nicklaus calls the hardest hole
in championship golf, the green
is fronted by Rae's Creek.
Weiskopf rinsed five balls in
the water there In the first round
Arnold Palmer made his
famous par with a provisional
ball there to win his first Mas-
ters in 1958. Fred Couples' shot
inexplicably clung Velcro-like on
the slope above the pond when
he won in 1992.
The winds over the 12th are
most unpredictable, with players
studying the tops of the pine
trees for clues.
"You can watch whatever you
want Price said.
"The wind can blow in four
different directions in five min-
Nicklaus, Sam Snead,
Norman, Gary Player, Payne
Stewart and Seve Ballesteros can
all point to failures there that
contributed to losses.
The 13th hole is called Aza-
leas with an estimated 1,600 aza-
leas planted from tee to green.
A tributary of Rae's Creek runs
through the 13th, a 510-yard par
5 with a hard dogleg to the left.
Billy Joe Patton was bid-
ding to beat Snead and Hogan
and win The Masters as an
amateur in 1954 when he
went for the green in the most
famous failure there by a con-
tender. His bold shot from too
far back came up short, in the
creek. He made a double-bogey
7 and finished a shot behind
Hogan and Snead, who won
in a playoff.
Ernie Els made an eight
trying to play through the woods
three years ago with a chance
to beat Tiger Woods. Couples,
David Duval, Curtis Strange and
Paul Runyan all watched chances
slip away in Sunday bids.
"You walk around the 13th
hole, it's so beautiful, so strik-
ing Price said.
"The colors, the massive
pinks and whites, it's like a
Somebody will walk away
from The Masters Sunday
remembering the beauty while
others will swear they heard the
rustling of vulture's wings.
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