THE EAST CAROLINIAN
Volume 80 Number 75
Anrrl 13, 2005
Substance abuse remains prevalent
problem among college students
Have you noticed drug abuse
in your residence hall?
SOPHOMORE, UVES IN FLEMING
"Yes, drug use is widespread
over the entire campus living
in such small quaters it's much
JUNIOR, LIVES IN BELK
"No, not really. It's nice not
to see it, because of the suite
SOPHOMORE. LIVES IN
"It's usually just drinking that
I notice. I'm pleased its not a more
Zero Tolerance Policy
A Zero Tolerance Policy,
enacted in fall 2004 to prevent
the use or sale of drugs or drug
paraphernalia in campus hous-
ing, has seen results throughout
its first year.
The policy states anyone
caught with drugs or drug para-
phernalia in campus housing
will have their housing contract
cancelled in an attempt to sway
on-campus students to make
better lifestyle choices.
Although the Zero Tolerance
Policy Is less than two semes-
ters old, Waz Miller, director of
residence life, said results have
been shown and student opin-
ions have been very positive,
expressing approval of the new
"A lot of students are very
glad about it said Miller.
When students moved Into
their residences in the fall, Miller
said they were given a form out-
lining the new policy and requir-
ing the student's signature to
acknowledge the changes. Many
students expressed their approval
in the new policy.
"1 think hearing that from
the students was very encourag-
ing Miller said.
In addition to the forms, there
was a marketing campaign that
used fliers and bulletins to inform
the students of the policy change.
In the past, students who
received tickets for drug-related
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Almost 16 million use drugs
One out of every 14 Americans, or about 7 percent of the U.S.
population, use illegal drugs, a government survey found.
Cocaine use on rise among
Drug use increasing
Percent who used drug
in month before survey:
Any Illegal drug 6.3 7.1
Marijuana 4.8 5.4
Illegal pain reliever 1.2 1.6
Illegal tranquilizer 0.4 0.6
Percent in age group who used
any illegal drug:
Marijuana coming back
Number of new users
of marijuana, in millions
1965 1977 1990 2000
Age of new users, 2000
12 to 17-
While alcohol and marijuana use has remained
relatively consistent, cocaine has been on the rise
over the past several years among college cam-
puses nationwide including ECU.
"Every student I talk to says there is a lot of
cocaine use said Bob Morphet, substance abuse
counselor at ECU.
Morphet said ECU, along with other colleges
he's heard of throughout the United States, has
seen the increase in cocaine possibly because
students today have forgotten how physically
damaging it is. Cocaine damages a person's heart
and cardiac functions in addition to the psycho-
"Cocaine is probably the most psychologi-
cally addicting drug known to man Morphet
"It fools people into thinking they are not
National trends have traced cocaine at high
points in the 1890s, 1970s, 1980s and now the
present day increase.
"It tends to come and go and now it's coming
Morphet said substance abuse is a develop-
"Students come to a university and as fresh-
men, many of them engage in risky behaviors
"Juniors and seniors will learn how to reduce
By large, upperclassmen who still use sub-
stances moderate their use in a responsible
Morphet said there is the misimpression when
students first come to college that the social scene
has to revolve around alcohol use. While this is
partly a reality, there are many recreational oppor-
tunities offered to students. Morphet cited various
see DRUGS page A2
Larceny rising Former ECU attorney appointed to student advisor
Pre-law students to be
a primary focus
Number of March larcenies
(2 out of 12)
(2 out of 12)
(4 out of 12)
33.3 (4 out Of 12)
(Scott. Jones, Green. Fletcher)
'Information compiled by ECU Police
Residence halls, SRC
most vulnerable places
ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR
Larceny has always been a
problem on campus, but over the
last month it has been a rising
concern for students, faculty
Last week, in the largest
recent incident of larceny, six
individuals filed a report of
missing money from their dorm
rooms on the same floor in Tyler
Major Frank Knight with the
ECU Police Department said an
investigation is still underway so
they cannot release much infor-
mation. He said the victims left
their rooms unlocked and went
to take a shower or run errands.
He said only money was taken
from their rooms.
Unattended wallets in dorm
rooms and the Student Recre-
ation Center have been stolen
the most. According to police
reports, students have been vic-
tims of larceny of their wallets or
money seven times at the SRC in
the past month.
Crime Prevention Officer
Janel Drake said students should
lock their lockers when they are
at the SRC. Financial card theft
has been a serious problem lately
as two students were arrested
for identity fraud and another
was caught using someone else's
ATM card at Mendenhall. Drake
said students do not realize what
a person can do with a wallet
that contains everything from
debit cards to Social Security
Crime Prevention Sergeant
Amy Davis said it is possible that
the same person is committing
some of these larcenies at SRC
because they know when unse-
cured wallets will be available.
Aside from the incident in
Tyler Hall last week, money and
financial cards have been taken
from residence hall rooms three
other times in the last month. A
cell phone was also taken from
the Greene Hall lobby in March.
Unlocked offices are also
at constant risk. Since April 1,
60 CDs have been stolen from
an office in Rivers and a wallet
was taken from another that
contained five financial cards.
Someone stole a video camera
from the Murphy Center confer-
ence room and a laptop from
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Ben Irons, who previously
served as the lead ECU attorney,
has recently been appointed to
the position of student advisor.
This position will primarily
focus on aiding pre-law students
who need direction in their field
of study. Irons will not only aid
in the direction of studies for
the students, he will also be in
communication with different
law schools to find out what
qualifications they are looking
for in potential applicants in
order to make the students at
ECU more competitive.
On graduate school prepa-
ration, Irons will provide stu-
dents information on how to
adequately prepare for the LSAT,
one of the primary tests required
for law students. I le will also help
in advising students who have
not declared a major.
Irons showed optimism about
his new appointment, speak-
ing of the importance of the
"I believe we can work
together to help our students
make critically important deci-
sions concerning their education
and their careers said Irons.
"It is exciting for me. I am
enthusiastic and thankful for this
One of the major differences
between the position as ECU'S
attorney and Irons' current posi-
tion as student advisor is the con-
tact between students and himself.
Irons said this was the first
time in his career in higher edu-
cation that he was able to directly
assist students in making such
personal and critical decisions.
Irons previously made
$129,000 as ECU'S attorney,
which was a full-time position.
As student advisor, Irons will
make $55,000, due to the posi-
tion being a half-time position.
Irons has a positive view on all
aspects of the position including
"I believe that God is in con-
trol Irons said.
"He ordained this decision
and I am comfortable with that
decision. I am at peace and
thankful for the opportunity to
serve the university
Irons said the current staff of
ECU's Attorney's Office is very
qualified to do the work required
of them. He said he is extremely
confident in Kitty Wetherington,
the current interim university
James Smith, provost of ECU,
expressed his delight in the
appointment of Ben Irons.
"I am very pleased and happy
about Irons' appointment said
"I think it is a great idea and a
great chance for him to work
Smith said he was con-
fident Irons will be able to
adequately guide students,
specifically pre-law students,
in the decision-making process
concerning their future educa-
tion and careers.
Irons, who practiced law
for more than 30 years, said
he believes his experience will
enable him to serve the student
body of ECU.
"I believe that I know what
it takes to be a good lawyer
"I believe that I can pass that
on to our students
Irons will begin his position
as student advisor Sept. 1.
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Military experts discuss national security
Panelists from the Army War College in Pennsylvania speak with the
audience about security issues affecting the country.
Panel offers first-hand
look on issues
A panel of military experts
engaged in a question and
answer session at ECU April
12 about issues relating to
national security and the armed
The experts represented the
Army War College in Carlisle,
Penn. Each panelist carried
a significant amount of
military experience, which
they drew on to offer their per-
sonal opinions in response to
questions from members of the
The dialogue session was a
part of the Eisenhower Series Col-
lege Program meant to open the
lines of communication between
the public and t he army to gener-
ate fresh perspectives on national
Colonel Thomas McShane,
a faculty director of the Eisen-
hower series, said the Eisenhower
Series College Program began in
1969 at the height of the Vietnam
War. McShane said the dialogue
allows the public to meet with
potential future leaders of the
military to get an idea of the
caliber of person that is handling
security issues in the United
In addition to the question
and answer session, the panel vis-
ited political science classrooms
at ECU and is scheduled to meet
with the Greenville chamber of
commerce and rotary club as
well as several other local groups
during the week.
"We're getting our mon-
ey's worth because this is
fully funded by a department
of the army. This is not any-
thing that ECU is funding said
Richard Kilroy, assistant
director of military programs
The six-member panel was
primarily composed of members
of the army, but also had a repre-
sentative each from the air force
and navy, both of whom attend
the Army War College.
Some of the major points of
discussion included the morale of
troops who are serving the coun-
try overseas and the f ut ure of the
military as a result of advances
made in technology.
Other topics discussed
included whether the mili-
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WEDNESDAY April 13, 2005
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings
will be held every Wednesday at
noon in 242 Mendenhall Student
Center and Thursday at 11:30 a.ia
in 14 MSC. For more information,
Local author and ECU professor
Patrick Bizzaro will read from
his latest book of poetry, Every
Insomniac Has A Story To Tell,
Wednesday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m.
in Parker-Kennybrook Books.
Bizzaro is currently the director
of ECU'S writing program. This
reading is the anchor of the Parker-
Kennybrook Books celebration of
National Poetry Month.
Phi Sigma Pi National Co-Ed
Honor Fraternity is hosting a
Fire Fighter Appreciation Dinner
April 19 at 6 p.m. at five local
fire stations. The Fraternity will
have a table in front of Wright
Place April 11 - 15 from 11 a.m.
- 1 p.m. Volunteers as well as
donations, Including spaghetti
sauce, noodles and the like for
the theme of the dinner is Taste
of Italy" are needed and should be
dropped off at the table. Students
aa wan as organizations are
welcome to help in any way they
can. fat more information, please
contact Alex at ajl0908@mail
Pigskin Pig-Out Party
The ECU Athletic Marketing
Department is holding the 25th
annual Great Pirate Purple
Gold Pigskin Pig-Out Party
April 15 - 16 at Dowdy-Rcklen
Stadium There will be lots of
fun for the entire family as the
Pirates celebrate this event that
attracts people from all around
with live entertainment, midway
carnival rides, children's activities,
fireworks, pig cooking -contests,
golf and tennis tournaments, a
spring football game and more.
For more information, call 258-
The ECU Folk and Country
Dancers are sponsoring a salsa
dance on Friday, April 15 in the
Willis Building at First and Reade
Streets. Instruction by Ftocopio
and Heidi will begin at 7:30 p.m.
and the dance will be 8:30 -11
p.m. with DJ Ramon. The cost
of admission Is $3 for students,
$5 for FASG members and $8
for the general public For more
Information please call 752-
The 15th International Festival
of Greenville is taking place
April 16 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
at the recently renovated Town
The second annual Pediatric
Healthy Weight Summit entitled
"Harnessing the power of
Communication: Marketing and Its
Influences on Childhood Obesity'
will be held on Monday, April 18
and wiH focus on how marketing
can be used as a powerful tool
to promote positive messages
about healthy eating and physical
activity. For more information
contact Yancey Crawford at 744-
Summer Work Study
ECU students who are not
taking summer classes and can
work 40 hours each week can
participate in the work-study
program this summer. First go
to Student Financial Aid In 250
Flanagan and pick up a "Hiring
Authorization Form Then attend a
brief information session at Student
Professional Development on the
corner of Fifth and Jarvis Streets.
Sessions will be held April 20 from
2 - 2:30 pm, April 21 from 10 -10:30
a.m, April 22 from 10 -10:30 a.m.
and April 25 from 11 -11:30 am.
Want your event printed in TEC?
Please send your announcements
with date, time, location and contact
information to assistantnewsedltor
Mecklenburg County woman
charged In alcohol-related death
CHARLOTTE, NC - A woman
charged Monday with involuntary
manslaughter in the alcohol-related
death of a 16-year-old boy had let
her sons and other teens party at
her Huntersville home in December,
Dana Hawthorne Pittsonberger, 43,
also faces a charge of providing
the alcohol that killed the North
Mecklenburg High 11 th grader. Seven
teens, including her two sons, face
charges of possessing alcohol as
The criminal warrants stem from
Dec. 12, when the teens found
Michael David Duni Jr. unresponsive
in Plttsonberger's home north of
Charlotte when they woke up that
The teens had been up the night
before playing cards and drinking
vodka and beer in the house after
a wrestling tournament, Huntersville
police said. Pittsonberger was home
at the time, police said.
Medical examiners later ruled the
teen had died of alcohol poisoning,
Pittsonberger might not go to jail if
Involuntary manslaughter is a felony
punishable by a maximum of about
5 12 years in prison, but that's if the
person has prior criminal convictions.
Those without previous criminal
records - such as Pittsonberger
- could get supervised probation.
The Pittsonbergers did not return
a call, nor answer a knock at their
door Monday evening. And the Duni
family also did not return a call for
Cumberland County ABC system
underpaid state $102,000
FAYETTEVILLE, NC - The Cumbertand
County ABC system underpaid
the state $102,000 in excise taxes
because of a software glitch, officials
Alcoholic Beverage Control Director
Gene Webb said the software that
ABC stores use to calculate excise
taxes on liquor sales was never
updated when the state changed the
tax formula in 2001.
ABC officials discovered the problem
last week when they received a
letter from the NC Department of
Dalcom Consulting Inc. of Greensboro,
which sold and installed the software,
fixed the problem Thursday after ABC
officials contacted the company.
ABC Board Chairman Steve Satisky
said he signed the check Monday to
pay the $102,000 bill to the state. He
has asked the state to waive penalties
Webb said he doubts the local
system will have to pay a penalty. The
ABC Board decided Monday that if
the state demands interest, then the
board would contact Dalcom about
sharing some of that cost.
Miss North Carolina crowned
Miss USA Monday night
BALTIMORE - Fashion marketing
student Chelsea Cooley, 21, from
Charlotte, NC, got into pageants for
the scholarships. "I fell in love with
them and it snowballed she said.
"And here I am, Miss USA
Cooley was crowned Miss USA in the
54th annual pageant Monday night.
The new titlenolder will compete May
30 in the Miss Universe competition
in Bangkok, Thailand.
Cooley said before the show that
she wrote several of her fellow
contestants a note to "let them know
that regardless of what happened
tonight I will always believe in them
because they truly are extraordinary
women and I'm very proud of them
She is studying fashion marketing at
the Art Institute of Charlotte, likes to
watch baseball and read suspense
novels in her spare time. Cooley listed
dancing, parasailing and shopping
among her hobbies. Her dream job
would be working as a buyer for
She said presenting the president of
the island of Curacao with a gift of
Pop Rocks candy and toys was the
craziest thing she's ever done.
She was asked to bring a gift to a
news conference on the future of
a local children's hospital - and
thought the recipient was going to
be a child.
"Imagine my surprise when the
president joined me on the podium
to accept his gift Cooley said.
"Needless to say, every time I see a
box of Pop Rocks, I blush and for a
moment I'm back in Curacao
The 51 contestants were trimmed to
15, then 10 semifinalists and finally
five finalists for Monday's evening
gown and swimsuit competitions. The
five finalists were asked questions
written by their fellow contestants.
Implant makers want FDA to put
slllcone-gel back on market
WASHINGTON - Newer generations
of sillcone-gel breast implants are
less prone to break and leak than
earlier versions, argue two companies
seeking an end to the nation's 13-year
near-ban on the devices.
The Food and Drug Administration
is skeptical of that assertion, but its
scientific advisers will begin deciding
Tuesday whether Inamed Corp. and
its competitor, Mentor Corp have
provided enough evidence to allow
what are arguably the nation's most
controversial medical devices back
on the market.
It's such an emotionally charged
issue that on Monday, the FDA took
the extraordinary step of hearing 15
hours of testimony from the public
- more than 150 people - on whether
to lift restrictions that since 1992
have limited silicone-gel implants to
women in special research studies.
Dozens of women, many in tears, told
of serious pain and other symptoms
they blame on silicone leaking
through their bodies.
"I was young and naive when I
received implants. I didn't have the
foresight to see that my health is
much more important than my breast
size said a tearful Karen Antolick of
On the other side were patients who
insist the gel implants provide a more
natural-feeling option than today's
main alternative, salt water-filled
implants, to rebuild cancer-ravaged
breasts or enlarge small ones - and
that women should be allowed to
Armed man takes schoolchildren
hostage In Germany
ENNEPETAL, Germany - A man
armed with a knife forced at least
four children off a bus in northwest
Germany on Tuesday and held them
hostage in a nearby house, police
The man forced between four and
seven children aged 10 and 11 from
a public bus at about 1 p.m police
spokeswoman Sandra Zwick said.
Police surrounded the house on
the edge of the town, which is
located about 40 miles northwest of
Cologne. The man's motives were not
immediately known, police said.
The man, described by witnesses
as being in his 40s, took about 10
children off the bus but let several
go on the street.
He forced the others toward a nearby
house where a woman was returning
home and opening her front door,
The kidnapper pushed the woman
aside, shoved the children into the
house and locked the door. Police
said they were trying to establish
contact with the man.
The children were on a public bus
packed with children on their way
home from school, police said.
Initially, police said the children were
on a school bus.
Rumsfeld presses Iraq's new
Interim leaders to avoid delays
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Defense Secretary
Donald H. Rumsfeld, on another quick
visit to Iraq, pressed the country's
new leaders Tuesday to avoid
delays in developing a constitutional
government and defeating the
"Anything that would delay that or
disrupt that as a result of turbulence
or incompetence or corruption in
government would be unfortunate
Rumsfeld said before he began a
round of talks with Iraqi leaders.
The newly designated prime minister,
Ibrahim al-Jaafari, told reporters
after meeting Rumsfeld at his official
residence that he realized the risk of
setbacks In the political process.
"I dont deny there are challenges, but
I am sure we are going to form very
good ministries he said in English.
He predicted that the government
bureaucracy would be staffed by
"good technocrats" from a variety of
Rumsfeld met separately with Interim
President Jalal Talabani, the Kurdish
former rebel leader.
In a joint appearance before reporters
after their meeting, Rumsfeld
and Talabani struggled to make
themselves understood to a mixed
Iraqi-American press corps.
At one point Talabani translated for
Rumsfeld as the defense secretary
fielded a question from an Iraqi
speaking in Arabic. After hearing
Talabani's version of the question,
Rumsfeld accused the reporter of
phrasing it inaccurately, and the
garbled exchange ended abruptly
as another Iraqi posed another
Omicron Delta Kappa inducts new members imp�
Induction hosted keynote
speaker Arielle Hogarth
Omicron Delta Kappa held
inductions April 9 for the 20
new members of the 200S-2006
The ceremony included a
speaker of repute, Arielle Hog-
arth, who recently graduated
from ECU and is pursuing a
teaching career. The main focus
of Hogarth's speech was leader-
ship and the aspects of being a
"Leadership is looking out
for the best interests for your
organization, regardless of what
you want said Hogarth.
She said ODK had a very success-
ful year and being president was a
very trying but rewarding position.
Hogarth discussed five main
points she learned in her time of
being president for ODK.
One point introduced the idea
of cooperation when holding an
office in an organization. During
her presidency, she realized she had
to utilize the people around her and
ask for help in times of need.
"Do not ever think you can
do it all Hogarth said.
She said the second impor-
tant point was the notion of
"Do not ever underestimate your
personal value Hogarth said.
I logarth's organization was trying
to get the word out about ODK.
"We got to meet with Todd
Johnson associate vice chancel-
lor of campus living and other
campus officials around campus
this year Hogarth said.
Raymond Webster is the
faculty advisor for ODK and a
professor of psychology at ECU.
Even though Hogarth is a leader
herself, she expressed her appre-
ciation for Webster as a leader to
her. Webster also expressed his
respect and appreciation for all
tli.it Hogarth has done for the
organization this year.
"It has been an honor and
pri ilege to work with Arielle
"She has shown the essence of
being a true human being
Two awards were given at the
end of the ceremony. The Rich-
ard R. Eakin award was given to
Hogarth. Webster received the
ODK is a National Leadership
Honor Society that has been at
ECU since 1990. It honors stu-
dents who excel in the areas of
scholarship, athletics, journal-
ism, speech and the mass media,
creativeperforming arts and
socialreligious activities and
Hogarth was inducted into
the organization in 2003 and in
spring 2004 she became the presi-
dent of ODK. At that time she was
the only officer, aside from the
faculty advisor and secretary.
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offenses would be sent to the office
of conflict resolution. Under the
new policy, the student would go
before both the office of conflict
resolution and ECU housing.
Miller said they normally try
to have a representative from
each office at a single meeting,
instead of making the student
attend two separate ones.
Under the new policy, Miller
said the student will likely be
removed from on-campus hous-
ing if found to be in violation.
Miller estimated around 40 stu-
dents have violated the Zero Toterance
Policy in the past two semesters.
"Our goal of it all is to increase
safety last year there were two
armed robberies Miller said.
In one of the armed robberies
drugs were involved.
Miller said drugs can lead to
unwanted visitors coming into
the residence halls, people who
are not responsible citizens.
Chris Kirley, freshman busi-
ness management major, said he
was not a fan of the policy.
"I think there should be at
least one warning said Kirley
who resides in White Hall.
Heather Colcloughy, junior
communication major, said the
policy makes sense.
"I think it's fair students
know they're not supposed to
have drugs said Colcloughy.
Neither Cocloughy nor Kirley
have seen drug use at their dorms
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Ragsdale. Brody equipment areas
have twice suffered damage this
month from people who have
tried to break in.
There have also been reports of
larcenies and breaking and enter-
ing motor vehicles on campus to
take hangtags or cell phones.
Bicycle larcenies used to be one
of the biggest crimes on campus
but have now reduced. After police
placed signs on bike racks warning
students of thethreat, students are
more aware and take extra steps to
protect their property. Davis said
students have learned from friends
who have had their bikes stolen.
Davis said larceny is the number
one crime on campus and the
increase could be due to students
who are preoccupied with finishing
the semester. While they're study-
ing, people know that's the time to
commit the crime.
"Non-students know the
students' schedule they know
when there will be more items
unsecured said Davis.
Davis said people should keep
everything locked, even if only
leaving for a minute and not to
"It only takes seconds for a
crime to occur Davis said.
During such a busy time for stu-
dents, faculty and staff, people need
to remember to be smart and protect
"You have to use common
sense you have to be more
alert Davis said.
"Make sure you don't leave
stuff lying around
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tary would ever move toward
integration of all the forces, the
importance of missile defense
and what countries outside of
Afghanistan and Iraq the United
States should rank a top prior-
ity in maintaining national
The panel took these ques-
tions from the audience and each
offered a personal perspective
based off their different military
Lieutenant Colonel Joe DeAn-
tona specializes in missile defense
and led the debate on that topic,
while Colonel Mark Needham
answered questions on the neces-
sity of war.
Other members of the
panel included Colonel Tim
Sullivan from the Florida
National Guard, Lieutenant
Colonel David Lockhart,
Commander Donald Keith Ulrich
of the United States Navy and
Lieutenant Colonel Mark McK-
enzie of the United States Air
Each member of the
panel studies at the Army
War College where they are
receiving educations that will
build on their extensive experi-
Deantona, who will graduate
in May with a master's degree in
strategic studies, said the Eisen-
hower Series College Program
is taking the group across the
country where they will speak
at a variety of universities. They
have already visited Yale Univer-
sity and Gettysburg University
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societal factors including movies
like Old School and Animal House
as forces that influence incom-
ing students' attitudes toward
In addition to substance
abuse having negative effects on
a person's physical well being,
long standing research indi-
cates substances have a definite
adverse affect on academic per-
There are efforts at ECU
taking place in order to improve
retention rates. Some of the main
efforts are to educate freshmen
and sophomores to be more seri-
ous academically and emphasize
academics over partying.
Orientation students attend
lectures in which students and
people within the counseling
center present them with what
they will be faced with when they
come to ECU.
Morphet said the newly
enacted Zero Tolerance Policy
has lead to less marijuana use in
the residence halls.
People in college now who
have substance abuse problems
take differing paths when they
leave after college. Many students
take on other responsibilities
including jobs, families and their
use becomes more normal.
Morphet said approximately
10-15 percent of students who
abused substances in their col-
lege careers continue this behav-
ior that can eventually lead to
alcoholism, job and family prob-
lems or confrontations with the
Morphet said all the students
he talks to, whether they are
required to see him or come by
choice, are open minded and will
take interest in the education
offered to them.
While there are students at
universities who do abuse sub-
stances, the majority of students
are responsible in making these
"Most students party smart
"I think many are able to
make their decisions and learn
from past mistakes
Morphet said ECU offers
many programs in addition to
his meeting with students to
educate them about substance
abuse issues so they can become
more knowledgeable and make
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An unknown subject threw
water and damaged computer
equipment in Fletcher Hall.
An unknown person entered
a locker and stole a wallet In the
Student Recreation Center.
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The suspect was found at
a Reade Street parking lot with
narcotics and charged with
possessing marijuana and cocaine
with intent to selldeliver.
Disorderly conduct, resist, obstruct
An intoxicated female entered
a room without permission and
refused to leave.
The suspect resisted arrest
after being told he was under
arrest for trespassing.
A person opened an unsecured
locker in Student Recreation Center
and took a purse.
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Native environmentalist attracts
many as SEWSC keynote speaker
LaDuke educates audience
on various topics
A Native environmental-
ist and presidential candidate
for the Green party spoke at
the 28th Annual Southeastern
Women's Studies Conference
For Winona LaDuke, an
accomplished writer and mul-
tiple-award winner, this was
the second time ECU has hosted
LaDuke spoke for two hours to
nearly 200 people who attended
the speech. She began her speech
in her native Ojibwe language
and spoke on issues involving
the government, environment
and values of our country.
"When I ran for vice presi-
dent in 2000, I tried to teach
George Bush a new word
LaDuke compared many of
the values taught to children to
values the federal government
does not follow. She said 2 mil-
lion acres stolen from the White
Earth Reservation had been in
her tribe for 10,000 years, first
being reserved for them under-
neath a tree in Minnesota.
"The federal government
stole 2 million acres of land
from the Anishinaabe people
LaDuke said this was only her
second time in North Carolina,
but she always enjoyed speaking
to new groups of people.
"It's always interesting to
figure out how to talk to dif-
ferent sets of people and how
they will receive your speech
SEWSC allowed guests who
were not attending the week
long event to purchase tickets
to hear LaDuke speak and attend
at her book signing. Numerous
students attended the event after
reading her book Last Standing
Among LaDuke's many
awards, in 1994 she was received
TIME magazine's 50 Most Promis-
ing Leader's Under 40 award.
Sarah Neubauer, sophomore
nursing major, said she was very
interested in LaDuke's speech.
"The ways she made connec-
tions between things made it
very interesting and understand-
able. She is very knowledgeable
Amanda Stroud, senior edu-
cation major, said she thought
the speech was especially inter-
esting because of LaDuke's dif-
Ex-convict arrested in Georgia
COLUMBIA, SC (AP) � An
ex-convict who collaborated
with two professors on a book
about life behind bars and vowed
never to go back to prison was
captured in Georgia on Tuesday
after being accused of two slay-
Stephen Stanko, 37, was taken
into custody in Augusta, Ga a
day after authorities launched
a nationwide manhunt, fed-
eral officials said. No immedi-
ate details of his capture were
Earlier Tuesday, federal inves-
tigators offered a $10,000 reward
for information leading to his
Stanko is suspected of killing
Laura Ling, 43, a librarian who
lived with him outside Myrtle
Beach, and Henry Lee Turner, 74.
Ling's body was discovered
Friday after a teenage girl in the
home called authorities and said
Stanko had raped her, police said.
Turner was found shot to death
in his home on Saturday.
Stanko was released from
prison nearly a year ago after
serving most of a 10-year sen-
tence for kidnapping. While
in prison, he co-wrote a book
titled Living in Prison: A His-
tory of the Correctional System
With an Insider's View, with
the help of two criminology
Stanko wrote about the hard-
ships of prison life and the fear of
being labeled "a convicted felon"
after his release. "What I fear
most now is that I may carry some
of this total institution back into
society with me he wrote.
Authorities said Stanko met
Ling and Turner at the library
where the ex-convict said he was
researching a book.
A week ago, Stanko was fired
after working for a month as
a salesman for Stucco Supply
in Myrtle Beach. Jeff Kendall,
general manager, said Stanko
was unreliable and brought in
Stanko, a 37-year-old former
prison Inmate who wrote a book
about his time In Jail, Is accused
ol shooting and killing 74-year-
old Henry Lee Turner ol Horry
County, police said Saturday.
Georgetown County Police were
seeking Stanko In the death of
Laura Ling, a 43-year-old librarian
with whom Stanko shared a
home. He was taken Into custody
Tuesday evening In Augusta, Ga.
ferent point of view.
"She was able to talk about
important issues by bringing
them back to the common sense
factor said Stroud.
Cheryl Dudasik-Wiggs, vis-
iting lecturer with Women's
Studies, said, she felt that the
best way to celebrate the 20th
anniversary of ECU's Women's
Studies Department was to host
Dudasik-Wiggs said when
members of SEWSC began think-
ing of keynote speakers for the
event, LaDuke fit their themes of
activism and making a change in
"Winona LaDuke was at the
top of our list and it just worked
out perfectly that she was able to
attend said Dudasik-Wiggs
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WEDNESDAY April 13, 2005
Are standardized tests an
accurate gauge for reality?
We've all taken at least one of them - the SAT,
the ACT, the LSAT, the MCAT, the GRE - the list
goes on. But are these tests an accurate way
to see how someone performs in real life? And
are these tests even relevant to what we'll be
studying in our career of choice?
As high school students we were required to
take the SAT. When we took the SAT there were
two distinct sections, math and verbal. But how is
testing college applicants on only two subjects at
all relevant to what they want to study in college?
After much controversy, the verbal section has
been replaced with a new section titled critical
reading. This section is composed of the same
type of reading comprehension questions as
before - minus the analogy bit. And there's
more. These new tests for future ECU students
will consist of an essay section. �t least these
offer a way for test takers to better express
themselves and not be constrained to either a
right or wrong answer.
Other higher education tests are based on
pretty much the same basis as the SATs. The
LSAT, for example, has been known to bring
grown men to tears. These standardized tests,
required for law school admittance, contain
purely logic and reasoning questions, boggling
the minds of even the smartest students. This
test contains no law, ethics or government
related questions, but is simply a way to test how
well applicants can perform under pressure.
There are some tests, the Praxis for example,
that actually use relevant skills needed. The
Praxis is a classroom performance test for
those in the education field. The Praxis I
includes testing from various areas including
basic grammar, arithmetic and reading skills.
The Praxis II, however, tests in the specific
subject in which a person would like to teach.
This is by far more pertinent than other stan-
dardized tests. By testing them in the area(s)
they want to pursue, it gives those in charge
of admissions a better idea on how a certain
person will perform.
We at TEC want to wish everyone the best of
luck over this summer on these tests. To future
students who may read this, we hope you're
fortunate enough to join us here at ECU.
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AND ARe YoU�CHARLeS,
GeTTHiS BLOODY .
Joyner hours plague student body
All-nighters are part of
If one truly inescapable reality
exists, above all others, it is the abso-
lute uniqueness of the individual, and
ECU students are no exception. We all
look, speak, act and understand dif-
ferently (some more than others), but
above all, we study differently. Each of
us responds to the rigors and stresses
of full-time academic pursuit with a
completely separate mindset.
Some people utilize what I like to
call the "screw it, it's not my money
anyway" approach and strive to com-
plete their academic responsibilities
with the time honored method of
copious amounts of stale keg beer
and unthinkable quantities of cheap
well liquor from the smorgasbord of
speakeasies downtown. For others, the
revelry of Friday nights and the agony
of Saturday mornings is maintained
as a reward for another week of inces-
santly boring lectures and mind-numb-
ing research papers. Then there are,
as I have long referred to them, the
"Robots These are the people with
the patience and focus to effectively
drown out the blaring distraction of
parties and dollar drafts at Boli's and
the greatest male-to-female ratio in the
history of higher education and devote
themselves completely to the academic
adventure for which they have so long
Personally, 1 have long adhered to
the school of academic study which
dictates pressure and time constraints
should not be considered the enemy
and can very often produce some of
the best work 1 am capable of - and
though this method has fundamentai
flaws which 1 have yet to confront, it
has carried me some 16 years in the
pursuit of that elusive gold ring, the
Holy Grail, that's right: Graduation.
Unfortunately, my method of study
is highly conducive to late nights in
the library and long hours of doing
research, a policy which has brought
me into direct confrontation with the
bureaucratic machine that is Joyner
Naturally, Joyner Library, with its
projective water display and breath-
takingly obnoxious motion sensitive
chimes, realizes the student body in
general requires more library access
during exams, and hours of operation
are extended accordingly. Sadly, this
extension takes little notice of the
increased academic workload felt by
most students in the weeks leading up
During a normal school week, the
library closes at 5 p.m. on Saturdays.
Closing at 5 p.m.? What about the
students with no access to a home P.C.
or laptop? Sorry, guys, the library will
be closing now, better finish up. Such
a policy seems less than encouraging
of academic achievement and more
concerned that library employees leave
Considering the recent controversy
surrounding proposed tuition increases
at ECU, it seems to me that Joyner
Library and the entire ECU community
would be greatly served by some radical
changes in library policy, namely, the
implementation of 24-hour operation,
and not ust during exams. A great
number of universities around the
country maintain 24-hour operation
of their libraries, and perhaps this fact
is the reason ECU is often considered
a second-tier university, even within
North Carolina. ECU is never spoken of
in the same academic breath as UNC-
Chapel Hill, Duke, Wake Forest or even
NC State. And while this almost insti-
tutional underestimation of the ECU
student population is not the direct
result of our library policy, perhaps the
very fact that student government has
never demanded such a change offers
some clue to the real origins of said
Perhaps the ECU administra-
tion does not think ECU students
have enough academic responsibilities
to need 24-hour library availability,
and maybe they're correct. That being
said, how can we discount "midnight
inspiration" and sudden academic
epiphany? My bedroom is littered
with tiny scraps of paper, which con-
tain the mad scribblings of someone
awoken from a deep sleep with only
a small shred of the fantastic and
earth shattering idea which came to
them in a dream. I would very much
appreciate if the powers that be at ECU
understood that even if the library is
totally empty for the vast majority of
the late night and early morning hours,
when that one blurry eyed student in
sweatpants or flip-flops bursts through
the library doors and sits down to
record a fleeting idea or put the finish-
ing touches on a research paper due
the next morning, the policy has been
All financial considerations aside,
I would personally feel much more
encouraged to be able to approach
academics as a 24-hour adventure. I
would wrap myself tightly in the warm
embrace of an all-night library policy,
and slowly drift off to sleep, confident
in the knowledge that should I awaken
at 4 a.m. and suddenly remember a
paper due the next day (which for some
reason I had not yet completed), all is
not lost. The soft glow of the library's
fluorescent illumination would draw
me in like a moth to a flame, and I
would be saved.
I hereby encourage my fellow ECU
students, especially those sick and
tired of being kicked out of the library
(whose operation we finance) at 5 p.m.
on Saturday afternoon, to write, call, do
whatever is in your power, to keep the
library open all night. It will be done,
oh yes, it will be done.
In My Opinion
Imprisoning young criminals doesn't help communities
(KRT) � In 1997, Congressman Bill
McCollum, then chairman of the 1 louse
Subcommittee on Crime, said that the
nation's young people were "the most
dangerous criminals on the face of the
Earth Citing hysterical predictions of
a wave of crime from a generation of
"super-predators he led Republicans to
introduce "The Violent and Repeat Youth
Offender Act legislation designed to try
and imprison more youth in the adult
criminal justice system.
Thankfully, those politically
charged predictions of "super-predators"
turned out to be super-wrong. In fact,
crime survey shows that adolescent
and teen violence has fallen by more
than 64 percent since 1975, making
violent crime the lowest it has been in
decades. Legislators at the time had the
good sense to not pass the anti-youth
Eight years later, the anti-youth
advocates are back, this time under
a different guise - the "Gang Deter-
rence and Community Protection Act
of 2005 In this strategy, members
of Congress have subtly reintroduced
the "super-predator" threat of the '90s,
conveniently replacing the word super
predator with "gang
The Gang Deterrence Act is designed
to punish young people by lowering
the age at which youth can be tried
as adults, funding more prosecu-
tors and expand ways for the federal
government to arrest, detain and imprison
young people. Ironically, a conservative
Congress that promotes the idea of
getting government out of our lives is
expanding federal jurisdiction on youth
crime - something traditionally left up
to states and local communities.
They were wrong about "super-
predators" then, and they are wrong
about what they are calling "super-
gangs" now. Research shows young
people who are prosecuted as adults are
more likely to commit a greater number
of crimes upon release than youth who
go to the juvenile justice system. Unlike
a stream of proven community-based
interventions that treat and meet young
people's needs close to their homes
and families, locking young people up
in adult prisons actually compromises
While we know that trying youth as
adults aggravates crime, we know very
little about the amorphous category
of gang "related" crime. The National
Crime Information Center casts a wide
net over America's youth, defining gangs
as three or more people engaged in
criminal or delinquent conduct - some-
thing so broad that three young people
misbehaving in the way many of their
parents did would today be classified as
An analysis of the known circum-
stances in which homicides occurs
shows that four times as many people
were killed in relation to an "argument"
than were killed in relation to a "gang
and less than 10 percent of homicides
in which the circumstance were known
were "gang" related.
Still, communities that suffer high
rates of crime deserve to have action
taken to make their neighborhoods'
healthy and safe. But federalizing youth
crime and targeting gang crime in this
way will not solve the real problems
that create social instability. Rather
than dumping resources into policies
that have been proven to harm youth
and communities, legislators should
examine the impact of deteriorating
schools, reduced spending on youth
inventions and services and expand
employment programs. As Father
Gregory Boyle, the founder of Home-
boy Ministries, a ministry that serves
gangs members in East Los Angeles,
says, "Nothing stops a bullet like a
If you don't like the laws
of the jungle, stay at 519 or
O'Malley's or wherever your
favorite lame bar is. I'm tired of
"fans" that show up at baseball
games for the sole purpose of
getting wasted and not having
a clue what goes on during the
game. Stay at your apartment if
you want to play beer pong.
Why must my exercise class
do squats, jumping jacks and
high-knees up and down Fifth
Street at 8 a.m.? I was asleep
only five minutes ago. This is
To the girls who sit and tan
on Fifth Street every sunny, warm
day: Keep up the good work.
I know it's getting warmer
outside but please, retain some
decency and respect. Even when
it's 80 degrees, I don't want to
see your beer gut or your fat rolls.
Keep some clothes on.
Way to bring back the cross-
word puzzle in TEC.
I just want to thank my apart-
ment's yard crew for deciding to
mow grass at 7:45 a.m. in the
morning. It's a nice wake up call
for my next class that starts at
Who is selling the student
areas to the alumni? The park-
ing area in the outfield used to
belong to whoever was most
eager to be at the game, the best
type of fan. Now students are
forced to move their grills out of
the way when some moneybag
shows up in the second inning
to park. Do not forget that our
student fees pay for that team and
stadium as well. It's our land, let
us decide who parks there, give it
back to the students. It was not
yours to give away.
I bet I could be a better presi-
dent than Bush.
It's not too bad to refer to
your girlfriend as "Shirt-Ironer
but this is worse: Why does a
bride wear white on her wed-
ding day? So the dishwasher can
match the refrigerator.
If I walk by you on campus
and smile, don't give me a nasty
look back. I'm just trying to be
Has anybody noticed that in
the West End Dining Hall, it's
the same food - they just moved
it? Well, you sheep fell for it. You
think it tastes better because the
inside looks better. You are still
going to have to use the bath-
room when you get back to your
room. Why not spend all that
money on better quality food?
I am now starting to take
applications for a sugar mama.
I desperately need one with the
Aramark prices on campus.
To the person wondering if
people will really use the library
24 hours: If you haven't noticed,
we do have a library and many
people are kicked out of it. The
SGA has done a survey on the
topic, and 2,140 people said they
would take advantage of the
library hours, out of the 2,476
people who were surveyed. If you
didn't know, ECU is a research
institution and if they want to be
competitive and provide services
for students who deserve it, bring
on the 24 hours.
Now that your "King George"
is in full swing, could you folks
who voted for him please go fight
this war? It'd be great if you all
put your bodies where your votes
are. The adventure of a lifetime
awaits you in the desert.
OK, so you aren't a size two
- get over it. Just because I am
doesn't mean I can find clothes
easier than those of you who are
not. There are a ton of clothes
that are geared toward your size
rather than mine. Just because
I'm skinny doesn't make my life
peaches and cream either, so
please just leave us small, skinny
Attention nice guys on
campus: It's about time you stand
up so that we nice girls know
where you are.
Editor's Note: The Pirate Rant is
an anonymous way for students and
staff in the ECU community to voice
their opinions. Submissions can be
submitted anonymously online at
www.theeastcarolinian.com, or e-
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Wednesday - 7 p.m.
Thursday - 9:30 p.m.
Friday-7 p.m. and Midnight
Saturday - 9:30 p.m.
Sunday - 7 p.m.
Wednesday - 9:30 p.m.
Thursday - 7 p.m.
Friday - 9:30 p.m.
Saturday - 7 p.m. and Midnight
Sunday - 3 p.m.
Top 5 Movies:
. Sin City
2. Beauty Shop
3. Guess Who
5. Miss Congeniality 2: Armed
Top 5 Tape Rentals:
1. The Incredibles
2. Ladder 49
3. Finding Neverland
4. Fat Albert
5. Bridget Jones: The Edge
Top 5 TV Shows:
2. "American Idol"
3. "American Idol"
4. "Desperate Housewives
5. "Without a Trace"
Top 5 CDs:
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3. Frankie J
4. Green Day
5. Queens of the Stone Age
Top 5 Books:
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4. The Broker
5. The Rising
Aries - The more questions you
ask, and you're good at it now, the
more new questions that emerge.
You're hot on the trail of an answer
that's beyond verbal explanation.
Taurus - Don't throw anything
away without being sure of its
value. A lucky surprise works out
in your favor financially. Get things
Gemini - The Moon is in your
sign, Mercury is Direct, and all's
well in your world. A celebration
is in order. Call a few of your very
Cancer - Your place is a good
meeting spot for those involved
in big decisions. The comfort food
you provide will help them reach
Leo - There's so much information
bouncing around, it's a trick to
keep it all straight. But nobody
minds explaining again. Ask if you
Virgo - You're getting faster at
your work, so more of it's coming
in. More money's coming too, and
yes, these things are all linked
together. It's a wonderful thing.
Ubra - You're in a good position to
make a fantasy come true. Which
one will it be? That choice is up to
you. Don't waste all day thinking
Scorpio - You can find what you
want for your home, affordably,
by being creative. Start by calling
up people you know who owe
you a favor.
Sagittarius - You're a good
salesperson, but you may find
yourself up against a master. If you
can't beat them, you may have to
join them long enough to pick up
a few tips.
Capricorn - Start a new business
or expand the one you have. Take
on new work and be happy. Just
don't spend more than you'll make
in the first year.
Aquarius - A long talk with a dear
friend is a valuable treat. While
you're at It, why not make plans for
a voyage together? If you're past
that phase, it's a good day to go.
Pisces - A lucky coincidence or
two, plus a sale on the perfect
items, allow you to stretch your
household budget farther than
you imagined. Act quickly and
fever Pitch' swings for the fences
Jimmy Fallon hopes to
capitalize on Red Sox
The concept is well known.
The love triangle is set, as the
man must decide between two
of his loves. This is not Prince
Charles, Diana and Camilla - this
movie showcases that triangle in
a way unlike any other. The man
must choose between the perfect
woman and the true love of his
life, the Boston Red Sox.
Jimmy Fallon stars alongside
the perennial queen of romantic
comedies Drew Barrymore, in
their first collaborative work,
movie Fever Pitch. Fallon contin-
ues his career after his success on
"Saturday Night Live" playing a
Red Sox fan during the show - one
of his most welcomed characters.
This is his second major film, fol-
lowing his debut Taxi with Queen
Latifah. Drew Barrymore dons
two hats for the film, playing the
part of Lindsey and also as one
of the producers. The production
chair has had her name on it for
films such as Donnie Darko and the
Charlie's Angels films.
The official Web site, fever-
pitchmovie.com, gives the syn-
opsis, "High school teacher Ben
Wrightman (Jimmy Fallon) is
a good catch. He's charming,
funny and great with kids.
When he meets Lindsey Meeks
(Drew Barrymore), an ambitious
business consultant whose spirit
is as luminous as her beauty,
their attraction is immediate.
Sure, they have their differ-
ences. She's a workaholic - he
loves his summers off. He lives
and breathes the Red Sox - she
doesn't know Carl Yastremski
from Johnny Damon
This is another film produced
by Peter and Bobby Farrelly,
known for their off-the-wall
comedies. Their work includes
hit films such as There's Something
About Mary, Dumb and Dumber
and Shallow Hal, Die-hard Red
Sox fans themselves, the Farrelly
Brothers represent the dream
with their first screenplay coming
from a how-to manual. They rose
to prominence, however, and
continue to break the taboo line
in Hollywood with cutting edge
There are deeper sentiments
that run through the movie's
theme. It is the story of the
Boston Red Sox, the most cursed
sports franchise in history. It is
called the curse of the Bambino,
an 86-year dry spell for the World
Series predicated on the trade of
arguably the best player in base-
ball history, Babe Ruth. Jimmy
Fallon's character embodies all
of Red Sox nation, the loyal fans
that have waited their entire lives
for their beloved Sox to return
to their glory days. With every
summer brought new hope, only
to feel empty and disappointed in
the fall. Every fan dreamed they
would be able to see the Sox win
the World Series in their lifetime.
That all changed in 2004 when
the dream season arrived with
the Red Sox reaching the Prom-
ised Land, along the way beating
archrival New York Yankees, the
team whom the Red Sox had
traded Babe Ruth to. This fairy
tale is of Cinderella proportions,
and during production the movie
had to change the ending to fit.
Critics ranged in their
approval for the film. Bob
Townsend of the Atlanta Journal
describes the film as fre-
quently amusing and awfully
sweet Roger Ebert of the Chi-
cago Sun-Times writes the movie
is "perfectly cast" and Allison
Benedikt of the Chicago Tribune
depicted the story as a "natural
and heartfelt screen romance
Others weren't as pleased. "For
all its promise, the movie) is
nothing but routine, a show-
case for a couple of attractive
actors who are put through
the paces of a bland romance
wrote Mick LaSalle of the San
Francisco Chronicle. Lou
Lumenick of the New
York Post described
the film as "an Adam
Sandier movie with-
out Adam Sandier
If the movie
sounds like your cup
of tea, the movie
opened April 8, and
you can catch it at
Carmike 12 Cin-
emas on 1685
Road, here in
seems to have
of the female
and also the
men who want
to relive the
Series. See if
steps up to
the plate and
seals the deal
as a perfect
memorial to the
dream season or
goes down swing-
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New sinful movie full of hidden meaning
Willis poses confidently at the Sin City premier with hopes the movie will be successful with audiences.
'Sin City' is a work
of art on all levels
If there is one word to describe
the film adaptation of Frank Mill-
er's Sin City, it is "masterpiece
Co-directed by Robert Rodri-
guez and creator Frank Miller,
Sin City is a monumental film
achievement like nothing that
has ever preceded it. The visu-
alizations used in this film are
absolutely stunning, and on top
of that, it has a storyline that has
the foundations of becoming as
big as a cult hit for moviegoers as
it was for the comic books upon
which it is based.
Rodriguez had some trouble
getting this film made at first.
He didn't want to direct this
film without Miller's approval.
He hired actor Josh Hartnett and
actress Jamie King to act in a very
brief adaptation of a segment
from one of Miller's stories. It was
produced in the same manner as
the film. If Miller didn't like it,
Rodriguez would hand over the
short film to Miller, and the two
would never speak of it again. If
he did like it, Rodriguez would
ask Miller to co-direct it with
him. Obviously, the latter hap-
pened. This short film became
the opening sequence of the
final product, with Marley Shel-
ton taking King's role. However,
the Director's Guild of America
does not allow two directors to
be attached to the same project.
Only under certain circum-
stances do they allow this and the
Coen brothers and the Farrelly
brothers are a few exceptions.
In retaliation to this, Rodriguez
renounced his membership with
the DGA just so he could be
allowed to have Miller direct the
picture with him.
Sin City is filmed entirely
in black and white with a few
specific items highlighted in
color - a red dress, blue eyes and
the red blood. The film was also
shot in front of a green screen
and the backgrounds were added
later. This makes for some very
visually stunning scenes that
look identical to the drawings in
The movie is a collection of
three graphic novels in Miller's
Sin City comic book series. All the
action takes place in Basin City,
which looks like a nightmarish
version of New York City if it
was under control of evil drug
lords and corrupt cops. The first
segment is entitled "The Yellow
Bastard and it stars Bruce Willis
and Nick Stahl (Terminator 3).
Willis plays Hartigan, a good
cop who is only hours away from
leaving the force. He's got one
more thing to do: stop an evil
rapist (Stahl) from killing his
next victim. The problem is the
rapist is the son of one of Basin
City's most powerful men, Sena-
tor Roark (Powers Boothe). Har-
tigan catches his man and saves
the little girl, Nancy, who will
grow up to bejessica Alba later on
in the film. But his corrupt part-
ner Bob (Michael Madsen) shoots
him in the back and frames him
for being the child rapist.
The segment ends here and
is picked up after the next two
segments are complete, like
Pulp Fiction and how the open-
ing robbery scene concludes in
the last few minutes. It picks
up with Hartigan getting out
of jail as a convicted rapist. He
goes in search of Nancy in order
to protect her from Roark's son
who is still on the loose. Due
to an "injury" sustained from
Willis in the opening, Stahl has
now morphed into a disgusting
creature, The Yellow Bastard. He
is the only thing emphasized in
color, and it is the most vibrant
use of color in the entire film.
The second segment is titled
"The Hard Goodbye This one
stars Mickey Rourke as Marv,
who appears to be half-manhalf-
beast. He goes on a mission of
revenge after a hooker named
Goldie (Jamie King) is murdered
one night. Goldie is the only
person who ever paid Marv any
kind of attention, so waking up
and finding her dead really does
a number on him. He traces clues
and finds that her killer was a kid
named Kevin, played by Elijah
Wood, in a role which appears
to be an attempt to get him away
from his role as Frodo in The Lord
of the Rings trilogy. This is the best
and most entertaining segment
in the film.
The third vignette, "The Big
Fat Kill stars Clive Owen and
Benicio Del Toro. Owen plays
Dwight, one of the good guys in
Basin City who wants to get rid
of creeps such as Jackie Boy (Del
Toro). Dwight encounters Jackie
face to face at the apartment of
his new girlfriend Shellie (Brit-
tany Murphy). They have a nasty
run in, and Dwight chases Jackie
Boy through the city in order to
stop him from hassling women
for good. Owen gives the film's
strongest performance and is
surrounded by equally strong
supporting performances by
Rosario Dawson and Alexis Bledel
("Gilmore Girls"), who play two
hookers who help Dwight. Quen-
tin Tarantino also directs a scene
in this segment.
Sin City achieves its greatness
on all levels. The film is a direct
adaptation from the comic books.
Each cell in the comics has been
lifted from the page and put onto
the screen. No dialogue has been
changed between the books and
the screenplay. If you were to
follow along with the comic, you
would see very few digressions
from the original medium. It's
pure film noir done in a manner
that no one has been able to
achieve since the classic film
noir movies of the 1940s and
Rodriguez's desire to stay
true to the comic image is why
this film was shot the way it
was. By filming it in front of
a green screen and adding the
backgrounds later, Rodriguez
and Miller were able to take the
drawings from the comic and put
them onto the screen without ,
any changes. They look identi-
cal. A few movies in the past
have also used this technique.
More recently was last year's Sky
Captain and the World of Tomor-
row. The filmmakers for Sky '�
Captain used this technique to
give the audience a feel for the
time period the movie took place.
They could have easily built sets
for that one, but not for Sin City.
Part of the reason this film is such
a stunning visual masterpiece is
because of its vibrant and night-
marish looking scenery. Miller's
world could not have been rec- i
reated by any other means but
Sin City is the best movie of
the year so far. There will not be
another movie like this for the
rest of the year, and maybe even
next year. This is not the type
of film that will win any major
award, but it will still be fresh
in the minds of those who were
dazzled by its amazing visual-
izations. Much like Pulp Fiction,
Sin City has the foundation to
become one of the biggest cult
classicsof the time. IfTarantino's
work can achieve cult status, so j
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Coldplay fans probably
will enjoy this one
If it were absolutely neces-
sary to sum up Our of Nothing by
Embrace in five words or less, it
would be on the right track by
describing them as "Coldplay,
only a bit louder That assess-
ment, however, probably isn't fair
to the band, so I will elaborate.
Embrace is a five-piece band
out of Britain, led by Danny
and Richard McNamara, who
provide the lead vocals and lead
guitar respectively. The band got
together in the mid-1990s at the
height of the Brit Pop craze led by
Oasis and the Verve and released
their first album The Good Will
Out in 1998. The album debuted
at the top of the British charts
and scored them a Brit Award
nomination for Best New Band.
Unfortunately for Embrace,
they arrived on the Brit Pop scene
just as the proverbial bubble was
about to burst. The band would
record two more albums with
Drawn From Memory in 2000
and If You've Never Been in 2001,
only to muc"h less fanfare than
their debut. If You've Never Been
only sold 40,000 copies and the
band was subsequently dropped
by their record label and accord-
ing to NME, were bankrupt
- financially and creatively.
The band was forced to return
to day jobs while the first in a
string of lucky events occurred
for Embrace. Andy McDonald,
head of the record label Inde-
pendiente, offered the band a
record deal and as much time
as the band needed to record an
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'Old Man and the Sea common classic
Sea adventure classic
This very simple written
novella has been described as
one of writer Ernest Hemingway's
best classical books.
To describe the book, an avid
reviewer said, "A perfect short
story. Amazing and insightful on
so many levels
Famously known for his taut
and short sentences, Heming-
way created an interesting and
unique style of writing that stiH
fascinates readers today.
This novella is very direct
with the story of Santiago, an old
Cuban fisherman who has been
unlucky with trying to catch fish.
A young man named Manolin is
almost like a son to him and tries
to help him on his small boat
called a skiff. As Santiago's luck
continues to dwindle down and
hunger pervades him and money
is not available, Manolin makes
sure that Santiago has food and
blankets to sleep on.
Eventually, after about 40 days
of no catch, Manolin's parents do
not allow him to work with San-
tiago anymore. Instead, they put
him on a boat that's been more
successful with catching fish. This
is a saddening blow to Santiago and
does not help to bring up his luck.
After 84 days of no fish, Santi-
ago's luck changes when he finally
catches a very big marlin - the
marlin is almost as long as his boat.
Santiago is very proud of his catch
and ties it to his boat and prepares
the journey of going back home.
However, things happen on
his way home, allowing Heming-
way to create an exploration of
the array of human emotions.
This novel explores man
versus nature, internal conflict
and, as is evident in other of
Hemingway's literature works,
the theme of being courageous.
With Santiago's struggle to
catch the marlin and his jour-
ney home - Santiago's courage is
evident as he faces odds that just
don't seem to end. He does not
give up and even though he feels
he has been very unlucky, there
is hope instilled within him to
keep going on.
Great and lengthy dialogue is
portrayed between Santiago and
himself, his hand, the marlin
and with a bird. He considers
the marlin his brother and has
great admiration for the famous
baseball player Joe DiMaggio.
DiMaggio is part of the reason
for Santiago's determination
and perseverance in fishing and
in his life.
Children can read this for the
sea adventure. Adults can read
this for its message. Old Man ami
the Sea carries a lot of subtle sym-
bolism, as well as well developed
and rounded characters.
Anyone can relate to and
admire the conflicts present in
this novella and admire Heming-
way's ability to create such a story
that allows readers to be pulled
into the character's life. Read-
ers feel as if they are with San-
tiago, enduring his hardships and
enduring the pain of the fishing
line in their hands. They feel as if
they are in the boat themselves,
feeling the emotions of Santiago.
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Members of Embrace do just what their name implies - they embrace.
"Before Independiente came
along, we were fighting for our
lives said Richard in The Big Issue.
"And having no deal and no
money was a huge incentive to
make it again
The band spent the next two
years writing new material for
Then things got even weirder.
Days before the V Festival in Eng-
land was to take place, Danny got a
phone call from his manager Tony,
saying the band Jet had dropped
out of the lineup and wanted to
know if Embrace could fill in.
Danny immediately accepted.
" 1 called up Steve (bassist),
Mike (drummer) and Mickey
(keyboards) and said, 'You don't
have to get up for work tomorrow.
And I'm going to need you to
rehearse. We're playing to 60,000
people on Saturday said Danny
in The Big Issue.
And the rest, they say, is his-
tory. With the single "Gravity"
already on play lists around the
U.K. and an album waiting in the
wings, it was make or break for
Embrace and they made the most
of It. They killed at the V Festival
and have been riding a wave of
success, which may actually sur-
pass their initial rise to fame.
The latest album Ouf of Nothing
reached number one on the Brit-
ish record charts in its first week.
It went gold on its first day and
has since sold more than 500,000
albums in the U.K. The album also
contains two number one singles
in "Gravity" and "Ashes
So when you're the kings of
rock 'n' roll in England, what
do you do next? In the past, the
route is to move on to bigger
and better things (bigger and
better things, of course, mean-
ing America.) So like the Beatles
and Rolling Stones before them,
Embrace is crossing the pond
and releasing Out of Nothing to
American fans courtesy of Lava
Records on May 3.
There are two questions that
should be asked about Out of
Nothing: is the album worth
listening to and will the album
be popular with American fans,
even if that popularity is a frac-
tion of what it is with Britons?
To answer the first question,
yes. Embrace have an original,
yet somehow familiar sound,
0 which may take time to get used
J to, but after a while, it grows on
1 you. On my first listen, I blew it
off as "U2 meets Coldplay with
a sprinkling of the Polyphonic
Spree at times
Then I listened to it again
and 1 found myself enjoying it.
At first I criticized it for sounding
too much like Coldplay, but I like
Coldplay, so how is that a nega-
tive point? The comparison isn't
literal, though. Ouf of Nothing
has a similar vibe as Coldplay's A
Rush of Blood to the Head, but its
songs are clearly anthems, while
the latter album gets by with its
opulent textures and downright
hauntingly beautiful melodies.
Repeat listens also give you
ample opportunity to appreci-
ate some of their emotionally
charged lyrics. One song which
stands out in particular is "Look-
ing As You Are a song written
"It was three in the morning
and I was waiting for a phone call
from a girl who was, hopefully,
about to leave her boyfriend
Danny said in a press release.
It's poignant, moving and
thoroughly enjoyable. The other
highlight of the album is actually
the song which sounds most like
Coldplay, but it's because the song
was actually penned by the band's
front man and lyricist, Chris
Martin, who the band knew well
before his band became superstars
with the hit song "Yellow The
song was initially written for his
band, but they declined to record
the song because he felt it sounded
too much like something Embrace
would record. Martin offered
the band the song, which they
begrudgingly accepted. The move
paid off, as the song became a
smash hit in Britain and served as a
catalyst for the album's success.
In the end, I am pleasantly
surprised with Out of Nothing.
During my first listen, I wanted
to take the disc out and throw it
out the window. But in the effort
of good journalism, 1 persevered
and am quite glad I did.
Obviously, the similarities to
Coldplay will haunt Embrace in
their attempt to find success in
America. To answer the second
question I posed earlier in this
article, I think that if people
can move past those similarities
and give the album a chance
before writing it off as a rip-off,
Embrace will win over quite a
few fans in America. Besides, if
you have to bear comparisons to
a band, Embrace could do much
worse than Coldplay.
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WEDNESDAY April 13, 2005
An inside look at the
Disc Golf World Doubles
It's something I've done since
I was 9-years-old.
It's something I do at least
four times a week. It's something
I spend almost every dollar I have
It's my favorite thing to do. I
am a disc golfer, and 1 love it.
After finishing 26th in the
Amateur World Championships
this summer and winning seven
Professional Disc Golf Associa-
tion events I have decided to turn
professional. This past weekend
was my last amateur event, and it
just happened to be the Amateur
World Doubles Championship,
held in San Saba, Texas (roughly
an hour and half southwest of
ECU alumnus Eddie Ogburn
and myself headed to Fort Worth
on Thursday, before driving to
San Saba for a shot at a world title.
Our trip started off on Thurs-
day sitting around RDU.
Because of bad weather in
Atlanta, we received a total of
four delays. Our flight from
Atlanta to Ft. Worth didn't leave
Atlanta until after midnight,
making our arrival around 2
p.m. local time in Ft. Worth. Our
buddy and pro disc golfer Danny
"Kid Roc" Reeves picked us up
and we all carpooled three hours
southwest to Circle R2 Ranch,
located in San Saba after a luxuri-
ous four hours of sleep.
The tournament would be
played on three courses - Mean-
dering Greenbelt, Strawbaile
Field and Colorado River (which
literally has four holes beside
the Colorado river - probably
the most beautiful holes I have
ever seen). Danny had played
the courses before and showed us
around on Friday in preparation
for the tournament.
Finally Saturday morning
came. I rarely get nervous at
tournaments anymore, but as
we stepped on the first tee at
Colorado River at 9:48 a.m my
stomach was twisting and turn-
ing. We were playing alternate
shot to start the tournament off.
Eddie calmed most of my nerves
after an absolutely perfect drive
on the par 4 first.
Overall in the first round, we
made a few bad shots here and
there, but we scored really well.
On hole 9, a downhill par 5 mea-
suring close to 900 feet, I bombed
a drive of close to 600 feet. Eddie
threw our approach to within IS
feet and I made the putt for an
eagle three. Despite the eagle, we
finished the round shooting a 60
(-2). This put us two strokes out
of the lead in sixth place.
The second round was best
shot, more commonly called
"superball" in golf lingo on
Greenbelt. Greenbelt is a Texas
style course from the first tee to
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ECU track has successful
weekend in, out of state
Portia Baker assisted in setting a new school record of 3:42.03 in the 4x400 relay in Texas this past weekend.
The ECU men's and women's outdoor track and field teams turned in notable
efforts at three separate venues over the weekend, as the Pirates and Lady Pirates
competed at the Duke Invitational and Murray Neely Invitational in Greensboro.
In addition, several members of the ECU's women's squad also participated in the
prestigious Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin.
(SID) � In Durham, thrower
Eric Frasur, turned in another stel-
lar performance with a first-place
finish in the hammer throw with
a NCAA Region qualifying effort
of S6.68 meters while establish-
ing an ECU record in the discus
throw with a toss of 49.42 to earn
a fourth-place standing. Terrance
Myers and Mayso Porsch added
sixth- and lltn-place finishes in
the hammer throw with clips of
53.55 and 48.39, respectively.
In the women's competition,
Chelsea Salisbury topped the
Lady Pirates in the field events
with a 17th-place standing in
the hammer throw (46.05) while
standing 20th in the javelin toss
(33.96). In the pole vault, Brie
Berkowitz and Amy Hart tied for
20th with a performance of 3.20.
Hart also earned a 16th-place
finish in the 400-meter dash with
a time of 58.87.
At the Texas Relays, ECU's
4x400 relay squad, composed of
Portia Baker, Simone Baptist, Tara
DeBrielle and Terri Davenport,
set a new school record with a
time of 3:42.03, narrowly miss-
ing an NCAA qualification slot
by just three-tenths of a second
while finishing 14th in the pre-
Individually, Johanna Allen
turned in a lOth-place over-
all finish in the 5,000-meter
run with a personal-best time
of 17:42.69 while Aisha Bilal-
Mack was 40th (1:05.05) in the
400-meter hurdles preliminary
ECU enjoyed more success at
the Murray Neely Invitational,
racking up two first-place fin-
ishes and 13 top five standings.
Hayley Flynn won the women's
1,500-meter run in a career-best
time of 5:02.10 and Kyle MacK-
enzie captured the 1,500-meter
men's version with a personal-
best time of 4:01.21 to headline
efforts which also included a
pair of NCAA Region qualifying
B.J. Henderson finished
second to former Pirate standout
and current Nike professional
LaShawn Merritt in the 200-
meter dash with career-best
time of 20.84 to earn qualifica-
tion while Hector Cotto easily
surpassed the NCAA minimum
in the 110-meter hurdles with a
personal-best time of 14.12 and a
Other top performances
include Nicole Callaham (100-
meter hurdles4th14.44; 400-
Martha Bright (high jump
4th1.5S), Andrew Barber (400
meters5th48.83), Kyle Yunaska
(800 meters4thl:57.24), Jason
Diehl (800 meters5thl:S8.69)
and Cotto (400-meter hurdles
Both teams will again utilize
split squads next weekend with
participation at the Sea-Ray
Relays in Knoxville, Tenn and
the Tar Heel Invitational in
Woods' dramatic work makes golf matter more
(KRT) � Tiger Woods has
not reversed global warming or
replaced the forests or gotten us
all to join hands and sing, "We
Are The World
Woods hasn't even triggered
a wave of good young minority
golfers. Or young male golfers,
period. The hottest incubation
pod is Great Britain, where the
kids certainly knew of Woods
but actually grew up worshipping
Seve Ballesteros and Nick Faldo.
Industry-wide, golf participation
by the common man has flat-
tened out, and golfing brands
come and go.
But when it comes to the con-
tinuing saga of tournament golf,
Tiger Woods is the planet and
everyone else is a moon. Again,
Tiger makes it matter.
All other golfers are measured
against his shadow, even when
that shadow coughs and hacks
and spits out a four-stroke lead,
as Woods did during the mag-
nificent coda of an annoyingly
demanding Masters Tournament.
When was the last time Tiger
choked? Woods' tee shot at 17
- on the heels of his epochal chip
shot on 16 that gave him the two-
shot lead - was right out of the
Greg Norman gag book, and so
was his pushy second shot on 18.
Overall, Woods hit seven of 14
fairways during the fourth round.
Chris DiMarco refused to
hold the door for Woods even
though he had blown his own
four-shot lead in the morning
resumption of Round 3.
Makes you wonder about the
1997 Masters and the 2000 U.S.
and British Opens, all blowouts
by Woods, when everyone else
was paralyzed by his new dimen-
sion. The pros are better now.
Woods is responsible for that.
It also helps that Woods is
working on a bigger project here.
Everything he does, or doesn't do,
is framed by the growth chart on
his bedroom wall as a kid. Every-
thing is measured in JNT - Jack
Woods' victory here kept him
ahead of the clock. He won his
fourth Masters at 29. Nicklaus
won his at 32. Woods won his
ninth major title at 29. Nicklaus
won his at 31 (the PGA).
When Fred Couples wins the
Masters, it's a nice, popular story
but it lacks a historical context.
Same thing when Mark Brooks
wins the PGA. That major, in
1996, was the last one decided
without Tiger - he turned pro
the next month. Everything
since then has been charted like
a moon shot in the 60s. Woods
makes it all more important.
This was the first major vic-
tory for Woods since the 2002 U.S.
Open. But he was never close to a
legitimate slump. During this, uh,
lull, Woods stretched his incred-
ible made-cut streak to a current
141. In 2003 he won five events,
including two World Golf Cham-
pionship events, and in 2004 he
won the WGC-World Match Play
for the second consecutive year.
He was second and fourth on
the money list and had 26 top 10
finishes in 37 tournaments.
Woods was recovering from
a bad knee during part of that.
He also was moving away from
Butch Harmon - a process that
began at the 2002 PGA, when he
birdied the final four holes and
finished second to Rich Beem
- and toward a self-help regi-
men, lie began to listen to Hank
Haney. Such a shift in instruc-
tion wouldn't have even made
the papers in Nicklaus' prime,
but golfers are in a fishbowl now
(again, thanks to Tiger) and the
Woods-Haney tandem has been
"Hank and I have put some
serious hours into this Woods
Team finishes tied for
Ninth at Lady Boilermaker
see TIGER oaae A8 Woods wins tne Mas,ers and celebrates in vintage Tiger style.
This past weekend, the ECU
Women's Golf Team played at the
Lady Boilermaker Intercollegiate
hosted by Purdue University in
West Lafayette, Indiana. The
Lady Pirates were led once again
by Senior Adrienne Millican
who posted an overall score of
9-over par, 225, which was good
enough for a tie of eighth place
in the individual scoring. In the
nine tournaments the team has
played in, Millican has been in
the top ten six times.
Coach Kevin Williams noted �
just how much this senior has .
accomplished in her brilliant'
"Adrienne has had an amaz
ing career said Williams.
"She has won at least one! -
tournament every year and she is I
about to break the career scoring "
average here at ECU
Sophomore Jessica Mauser
and Freshman Emelie Lind also -
did fairly well in the tournament, -
each finishing for a tie of 41st 1
place, while posting a score of -
20-over par, 236.
In this 54-hole, three round J
tournament that featured teams
from the University of Michi- '�
gan, Notre Dame, Kansas and "
fellow Confernce-USA foe TCU�
the Lady Pirates really struggled
for their second tournament in a j
row to get towards the top half -
of the field. In the first round
the team got off to a poor start, J
posting a team score of 3164
which was only good enough J
for 10th place in the 13 team "
field. In the final two rounds ��
though, the team bounced b.ick
with scores of 306 and 307 in -
the second and third rounds-
respectively. Coach Williams'
expressed his team's frustrai-
tion with their poor first round
showing and how it affected the
rest of the tournament.
"In the first round we really .
let this course kick our butts
because it is so visually intimidat-
ing Williams said, referring to '
the challenging Kampen Course! �
in West Lafayette.
"If we played the first round J
the way we played the second and
third rounds we would've posted J
a really good finish
This year two Lady Pirate
golfers, Hauser and Sophomore �
Michelle Williams were each
awarded with the Academic �'�
Excellence Award for their;
achievements in the classroom, �
men's golfer, Junior Phillip Realei
was also recognized for his-
Next up for the Lady Pirates
is the C-USA Championship J
in Memphis April 17-20. If the �
team finishes third or better
there, It has a very good shot
at getting a bid in the NCAA ��
This writer can be contacted at ' '�
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TlQBr from page A7
said, "and 1 read the articles where
he gets ripped, 1 get ripped for the
changes I'm making, and to play as
beautifully as 1 did is pretty cool
(1) If Tiger wants to find out
what "getting ripped" is, he should
become a member of the Phillies'
or Red Sox's bullpen. Most royal
families don't get the deferential
coverage Tiger has received since
he was 12 years old.
(2) Haney might want to
disassociate himself from the
"beautiful" shots that wound up
throwing Tiger into the playoff.
"He kept saying he was close
"I kept saying it. A lot of
people reacted to that and didn't
believe it. But I knew he was
never that far off. And he weath-
ered the storm. Sure, some people
ripped me. A lot did. But that's
part of the territory. I'm just a
small part of his support system,
but until you get involved in it,
you don't know the enormity of
One suspects Woods doesn't
fully buy the theory that Harmon
and Haney are molding him into
whatever he is. This is his second
swing change. Both happened
after Woods broke the 72-hote
Masters record in 1997.
"I won six majors with the
other swing, and a different
one the first time around
Woods said pointedly.
"So it did all right
No doubt Phil Mickelson,
Ernie Els and Vijay Singh - the
Wee Three? - will weigh in sev-
eral more times this year. But
Els is 35, Mickelson turns 35
in June, and Singh is 42. All of
them can still win, thanks to a
conditioning emphasis that also
is credited to Woods. But they
A golfer's target years are
generally his early to mid-30s.
What sort of template is Woods
trying to fill? Well, Nicklaus won
two majors when he was 32 and
was beginning to embark on a
torrid 15-major streak. In 14 of
those tournaments he finished
in the Top 6.
"I guess I'm halfway but there's
a long way to go Tiger said.
This is not the pursuit of .400,
or 2,500 rushing yards. This is
your life, Tiger Woods, a life that,
by the serendipitous rub of the
green, happens to run parallel
Mickelson helps Woods slip into his fourth green jacket.
DiSC GOlf from page A7
the last. In North Carolina, holes
are more wooded and technical
and require low shots. In Texas,
it's all about power.
Throwing long bombs, throw-
ing over canopy, and dealing with
the wind - something we don't
do much in North Carolina. For
obvious reasons, we struggled
there. Our 60 (-7) wasn't great
by any means considering one
team fired a 54 (-13). This round
dropped us into a tie for eighth
place going into Sunday.
Our third round was playing
the best disc format, where we
each played by ourselves and
took the best score of the two of
us on each hole. I figured this
would be our best format because
we are both solid singles players
and it was played on Strawbaile
- the closest thing to North Caro-
lina style golf on the ranch. If we
wanted to win, we had to make a
move that round.
And make one we did. Our 55
(-9J was the second best round in
this format and moved us up to
fourth place, which was good for
one stroke out of second.
The finals were to be played
on Strawbaile again, and using a
format the traditional golf is not
twisted enough to try, a format we
call "666 For the first six holes
we would play worst shot, then
play best disc for six holes, and
finish with six holes of best shot.
The hardest part of worst
shot was exactly what it sounds
like, we had to play our worst
shot, the other team picked our
lie every tfme. Putting is really
hard In this format because we
both had to make the putt or it
Warming up for finals, Eddie
hurt his throwing arm. We're not
sure what happened, but he was
in some serious .pain. Obviously,
we struggled all round. As much
as we wanted to finish as high
as we possibly could, possible
permanent injury to Eddie's arm
wasn't worth it. We could have
been better if I was playing well,
but I wasn't. Our 64 (E) dropped
us into a tie for ninth place.
Our run at a world title and
my amateur career ended with a
simple tap in par. We were one of
the favorites to take home the title,
so obviously we are a little upset
about ninth place finish. But
honestly, who is going to
argue with being the ninth
best anything in the world?
No complaints here.
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These are fictional characters
from past movies, books, stage
productions even a poem and
a comic strip.
Mostly sluggers and pitchers,
they're strictly mythical, a veri-
table "who's who" of imaginary
baseball heroes. We find them
here, assembled at a card and
memorabilia show, in a theo-
retical location, at an unspecified
point in time.
Of course, their autographs
are fake, but who cares? They're
the best of baseball's make-
From Roy Hobbs to Sidd Finch
to Ebby Calvin "Nuke" LaLoosh
toJoeShlabotnik, they've come to
trade hyperbole, rub elbows and
reveal just what it took to achieve
those wild Hollywood endings.
A commotion suddenly
occurs in one corner of the room,
near the cash bar.
Above the clamor can be
heard one voice, full of sarcasm,
full of disdain.
Laughter is followed by
another round of drinks.
one asks, incredulously.
"You still alive, Jimmy?"
Name: Jimmy Dugan (Tom
Team: Rockford Peaches
Best known facts: The bottle
is Jimmy's best friend in the 1992
movie, A League of Their Own
long before he agrees to manage
an All-American Girls Professional
Baseball League team during World
War II. The league, team and most
of its players are real. However, the
crass, arrogant and chauvinistic
Dugan is just in the script.
Now we know: Today, a
mostly sober'Dugan watches
baseball games on TV with a
Dr. Pepper and an unlit cigar.
He remains outraged by the
whole steroid scandal, claiming,
"There's no 'cheating' in baseball
Name: Roy Hobbs (Robert
Team: New York Knights
Best known facts: Bernard
Malamud's 1952 book The Natu-
ral reaches the big screen in 1984.
The story's central character hits
prodigious home runs and plays
hurt (with a silver bullet lodged
in his body). Who can forget the
shower of fireworks on a some-
thing less-than-routine Hobbs
home run to right field?
Now we know: Hobbs
recently put his beloved "Won-
derboy" bat up for sale on eBay.
Name: Hayden "Sidd" Finch
Team: New York Mets (1985)
Best known facts: Sidd
(as in Siddhartha) throws 168
mph fastballs (with excellent
location), wears a size 14 hiking
boot on his right foot and leaves
his left foot bare, and seldom
showers because he barely breaks
phenom is kept under wraps
during clandestine spring-train-
ing workouts by the Mets. "The
secret cannot be kept much
longer writes George Plimpton
in the April 1, 1985 Issue of
Sports Illustrated. Oh, by the
way, April Fools.
Now we know: Congress
wants to subpoena Finch. Hey,
one can't be too careful these days.
Name: Steve Nebraska (Bren-
Team: New York Yankees
Best known facts:
Nebraska is a temperamental
man-child who throws 120
mph (OK, he's no Sidd Finch).
He pitches on the backwater
fields of rural Mexico and rou-
tinely hits tape-measure home
runs. Yankees scout Al Percolo
(Albert Brooks), exiled there as
punishment for his diminishing
bird-dog skills, stumbles upon
Nebraska. The kid is obviously
major-league ready as soon as
he gets clearance from a psychia-
trist (Dianne Wiest) in this 1994
comedydrama, The Scout.
Now we know: Nebraska's
behavioral issues are later traced to
Percolo's goofy-looking straw hat.
Name: Ebby Calvin "Nuke"
LaLoosh (Tim Robbins)
Team: Durham Bulls (1970s)
Best known facts: In the
1988 movie, Bull Durham, local
groupie Annie Savoy (Susan
Sarandon) talks a talented-but-
untamed pitching prospect into
wearing a black garter belt under
his uniform for good luck. Gull-
ible LaLoosh is coached by griz-
zled veteran Crash Davis (Kevin
Costner) on how to deal with the
media once he gets to "The Show"
by using such baseball cliche's as,
"Sometimes you win, sometimes
you lose, sometimes it rains
Now we know: LaLoosh
never makes it to the steps of
Cooperstown. But in real life, he
ends up with Annie Savoy.
Name: Bruce Pearson (Robert
Team: New York Mammoths
Best known facts: Catcher
Pearson doesn't want to jeop-
ardize his baseball career, so he
keeps his Hodgkin's disease a
secret. The second of four Henry
Wiggen baseball novels, written
by Mark Harris in 1956, is the
basis for the 1973 film, Bang the
Drum Slowly. Wiggen (Michael
Moriarty), hotshot pitcher of the
Mammoths, strikes up an adver-
sarial relationship with Pearson
until he finds out Pearson's secret.
Now we know: This classic
once played as a "live" one-hour
television movie, starring a 31-
year-old Paul Newman. It aired
Sept. 24, 1956.
Name: Rick "Wild Thing"
Vaughn (Charlie Sheen)
Team: Cleveland Indians
Position: Relief pitcher
Best known facts: After
34 also-ran seasons, the Indians
field a team of colorful misfits in
the 1989 movie Major League.
A devious team owner wants to
move the team to sunny Miami,
but first must break her lease. The
plot backfires. The stadium soon
rocks with fans, especially when
Vaughn (who says he last pitched
in the California Penal League)
is summoned from the bullpen.
Indians clinch. Team stays.
Now we know: The song
"Wild Thing" is really difficult to
get out of your head after watch-
ing this movie.
Name: Harry Doyle (Bob
Teams: IndiansBuzz (1980s
Position: Play-by-play man
Best known facts: "Wild
Thing" Vaughn's first pitch in
an Indians uniform hits the
backstop. The droll Doyle leans
into his microphone and says,
"Juuuust a bit outside He steals
more than a few scenes in Major
League and Major League II. But
even Doyle can't save "Major
League: Back to the Minors as
Buzz play-by-play man.
Now we know: Uecker was
just being Uecker. The Hall of
Fame announcer has made quite
a transition from behind the
plate to the broadcast booth. He
says, "One of my managers told
me I should be a broadcaster.
That was the first day I signed
Name: Joe Shlabotnik
Team: Hillcrest of the Green
Position: Charlie Brown's
Best known facts: "Pea-
nuts" creator Charles Schulz pro-
vides a glimpse of the woebegone
Shlabotnik through the balloon-
shaped mind of good oP Charlie
Brown. His "Fan Club News"
includes such tidbits as Joe's now
batting .143 and recently threw
out a runner who fell down
between first and second base.
Shlabotnik goes on to manage
the Waffletown Syrups, but is
fired after only one game for
ordering a squeeze play with
no one on base.
Now we know: Shlabotnik
never aspired to be commissioner
of baseball, although he certainly
had all the qualifications.
Team: Mudville Nine (1888)
Best known facts: "When
Cooney died at first, and Barrows
did the same" so begins Ernest
L. Thayer's play-by-play in his
classic 1888 poem, Casey at the
Bat. A few stanzas later, Mighty
Casey steps to the plate, with two
on, two outs. Mudville fans swell
with confidence. Mighty Casey
takes two strikes then whiffs.
There is no joy in Mudville.
Now we know: After retire-
ment, Casey said he spent several
years in therapy. He wonders
what his life would have been
like if either Flynn or Blake,
who reached base ahead of him,
hadn't tried to be such heroes
Name: Jack Elliott (Tom
Team: Chunichi Dragons
Best known facts: In the
1992 movie, Mr. Baseball, an
aging superstar finds that only
one team in the world is willing
to give him a chance to play.
Elliott packs an attitude and takes
quite a while to adapt to Japanese
customs. But as the audience
learns right along with him
the journey is well worth it.
Now we know: Chunichi
Dragons manager Uchiyama really
put Magnum P.I. in his place.
Team: St. Louis Wolves,
Position: First base
Best known facts: Abbott
and Costello's classic stand-up
routine "Who's on First?" appears
in two of their films and on their
radio shows during the 1940s,
and eventually occupies a place
of honor at Cooperstown, N.Y.
The bit includes such exchanges
as Costello: "When you pay off
the first baseman every month,
who gets the money?" Abbott:
"Every dollar of it
Now we know: There
are some things that even
inflation, greed, labor, strife
and steroids can't ruin.
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graduates. Great compensation
package. Fax resume to 919-329-2930
or call 919-329-2929. EOE
Barefoot Bemie's Bar & Grill located on
the Outer Banks is now hiring for ALL
full and part time positions. Competitive
wages St great work environment! Please
call 252-251-1008 or email resume to
firstname.lastname@example.org You may
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Movie ExtrasModels Needed Young
Faces Needed to Fill a Variety of obs!
Candidates Needed for Crowd and
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No Experience Required All Looks
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Work Hard, Play Hard, Change
Lives! Girls resident camp looking
for counselors, wranglers, lifeguards,
boating staff, crafts, nature, unit
leaders, business managers, and
health supervisor. $200-340week!
May 28-Aug 7. Free Housing! www.
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Lifeguards, Swim Instructors and
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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
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Want to work at the beach this
summer? Clawsons Restaurant
in Beaufort is seeking summer
employees for all positions. Visit www.
clawsonsrestaurant.com for application.
com EOE 252-728-2133 Great money
for a little commute to the beach!
Paid Democracy Internship: Help
continue the civil rights and voting
rights movements. Greenville and
Charlotte summer internships for
undergrads. Pays $2000. Contact:
www.democracy-nc.org or 888-687-
8683 xt. 16
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.
InformationReservations 1 -800-648-
4849 or www.ststravel.com
Active Handicapped Male Needs
Personal Attendant 7-10 am M-F and
Every Other Weekend. Duties Include
Bathing, Dressing, etc. Call 756-9141
Bartending! $250day potential.
No experience necessary. Training
provided. (800) 965-6520 ext. 202.
Need a job? We are looking for
responsible people to fill positions for
this summer and onward. Part time
positions are available for all shifts. Food
service experience is desirable. Call
Chris at the Tropical Smoothie Cafe for
an interview: 252-531-2996.
Tiara Too lewelry Colonial Mall Part-
Time Retail Sales Associate Day and
Night Hours Must be in Greenville Year
Round Apply in Person
Congrats to the Alpha Omicrons for
being initiated this weekend I We are
all so proud to call you our sisters! Love
the girls of Zeta Tau Alpha!
Chi Omega and Alpha Delta Pi Annual
Pig Pickin' Thursday April 14th at 5:00
@ the Chi Omega House. $4 to get in
and have a good time! Come join us!
Congratulations to Pi Kappa Phi's new
Rose Queen Ren Hucker Love the sisters
of Alpha Xi Delta.
The girls of ADPi would like to invite the
entire ECU & Greenville public to come
out on April 15,2005 to our first pie-a-
pi & BBQ, for just $1 you can throw a
pie in your favorite pi's face, enjoy great
BBQ & support the Ronald McDonald
House! See you there!
Is looking lor PACKAGE HANDLERS lo load sans
and unload trailers for the AM shift hours 4 AM to
8AM. $7.50 hour, tuition assistance available after
30 days. Future career opportunities in management
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United Drive (near the aquatics center) Grrenville.
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