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Volume 80 Number 79
April 21, 2005
Chancellor Steve Ballard wields the university mace during his installation ceremony on March 31.
Year in
Local events
AllgUSt 2004 ECU fights West Nile Virus
The ECU Center for Wireless and Mobile Computing worked toward new technology that would
help track mosquitoes and fight West Nile Virus.
September 2004 Joyner Library launches new digital library
The North Carolina Collection and Systems Department of Joyner Library recently developed
the North Carolina History and Fictional Digital Library providing access to digitalized sources
pertaining to 29 counties of the eastern part of the state.
October 2004 ECU sets Guinness world record
ECU marked a day in history as Aramark Dining Services of ECU, with the help of various other
sponsors, built the world's largest gingerbread man, weighing in at more than a ton. This is the first
Guinness record set in ECU and Greenville history.
November 2004 ECU researches hunt for lost Civil War submarine
A group of ECU researchers made national news as they pursued a search for a long lost Union
Civil War submarine, the Alligator.
December 2004 John Edwards visits Greenville
Former Vice Presidential candidate and NC Senator John Edwards made a stop in Greenville
as part of his "Thank You Tar Heels Tour" where he paid his thanks to North Carolinians for their
llllliiry ZOOS Flanagan construction complete
Members of the ECU community and Greenville officials gathered for the ribbon-cutting cer-
emony marking the re-opening of the Flanagan building.
Brody broadcasts heart surgery
Dr. Randolph Chitwood and his team of surgeons at Brody School of Medicine performed and
broadcast open-heart surgery over the Internet using their break-through Da Vinci technology.
February 2005 'Today Show' visits Greenville
Al Roker from NBC's "Today Show" broadcast his weather report from Brody School of Medicine
and dedicated the show to medical resident Jesse Lieberman.
March 2005 West End Dining open for business
The new West End Dining Hall opened, bringing a Subway located inside Reade Street Market,
and a new building for students to enjoy on-campus dining.
April 2005 Dowdy Student Store makes donation
The staff of ECU Dowdy Student Stores made a $365,000 donation to scholarships from the
revenue made from the year's sales. The scholarships were distributed to various programs.
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THURSDAY April 21, 2005
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 brie
information session at Student
Professional Development on the
comer of Fifth and Jarvis Streets.
Sessions will be held April 21 from
10 -10:30 am, April 22 from 10
-10:30 a.m. and April 25 from 11
-11.30 a.m.
Barefoot on the Mall
ECU'S annual Barefoot on the
Mall event will be held April 21.
Come out and enjoy food, music
and fun.
Business After Hours
Join Greenville-Pitt County
Chamber of Commerce and
members for an evening of
networking April 21 from 5:30
- 7 p.m. In Bailey's Fine Jewelry.
Spend your time with other
business professionals as you
enjoy great food and exchange
ideas. For more information, call
Step Show
The ECU National Pan-Hellenic
Council is sponsoring the ECU
Greeks Classic IV step show, co-
sponsored by SGA, Friday, April
22 at 7 p.m. In Minges Coliseum.
This is an annual event consisting
of teams representing the nine
affiliate organizations of NPHC,
the umbrella organization for
historically black fraternities and
sororities. This year's show will
also host guest steppers and
the winners of the Residence
Hall Step Off, the Greene Hall
Step Team. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Tickets are on sale and can be
purchased at the Central Ticket
Office in Mendenhall.
Relay for Life
The American Cancer Society's
Relay for Life will take place
April 22 - 23 at the Pitt County
Fairgrounds on Highway 264.
This is a 24-hour event designed
to enhance the awareness and
support of the American Cancer
Society. For more information, call
Contra Dance
The ECU Folk and Country
Dancers are sponsoring a contra
dance Friday, April 22 at the
Willis Building at First and Reade
Streets. The beginners lesson
begins at 730 p.m. and the contra
dance will be from 8 - 10:30
p.m. Live, old-time and Celtic
music will be provided by a string
band. Price of admission is $3 for
students, $5 for FASG members
and $8 for the general public. This
will be the last contra dance of the
school year. For more information,
please call 752-7350.
Jazz Festival Concert
The ECU School of Music is
sponsoring the Billy Taylor Jazz
Festival Gala Concert April 23 at
7 p.m. in the Greenville Hilton. For
more Information call 328-4788 or
Historic Walking Tour
The Pitt County Historical Society
is holding a historical walking tour
through Uptown Greenville April
24 from 3 - 5 p.m. For details call
Fiesta Biathlon
Uptown Greenville, Bicycle Post
and Chico's Mexican Restaurant
are holding the 19th Annual Fiesta
Biathlon April 24 at 11 a.m. The
Fiesta Biathlon is part of the East
Carolina Road Racing Points
Series. For more Information, call
Professional Fitness
The human performance lab at
ECU will host the "Gold Standard"
health and fitness professional
certification exam offered by
the American College of Sports
Medicine May 14. For more
information, contact the ACSM
Certification Center at 1-800-

News Briefs
Ayden shooting kills 10-year-old
AYDEN, NC - A 10-year-old boy who
was a bystander in a long-running
dispute was shot and killed In the
front yard of a house, police said.
Ayden police Chief Bennle Benson
said the child, Christopher Foggs, was
killed Tuesday. Police have a suspect
in the shooting, Benson said.
The shooting was not gang-related and
a stray bullet hit Foggs, Benson said.
Reports indicate a Chevrolet Caprice
pulled up in front of a house at the
corner of Sixth and High streets about
7:40 p.m Benson said. A man In the
car fired several shots before fleeing
and Foggs was shot, authorities said.
The boy died later Tuesday at Pitt
County Memorial Hospital.
A teenage girl also was grazed on
the arm.
Although the suspect is male, the
shooting apparently Involves two
groups of young women, Benson
said. The dispute seems to involve
a long-standing rivalry, possibly over
the perceived attractiveness of one of
the groups, Benson added.
Victoria Gardner, a 19-year-old Ayden
resident who witnessed the shooting,
said the group of women at whom
the shots were fired are seen as
more attractive than the group of
women with whom the shooter was
"It's been going on for years
Gardner said.
"We never knew It would end up with
someone going and getting guns
Gardner said she knows the groups of
young women but does not associate
closely with them. One group of
women was on the porch of a house,
and Foggs was at the house next
door, Gardner said.
The first person to get out of the
Caprice was a female who started
shouting that she wanted to fight,
Gardner said. A male then got out
and opened fire.
Foggs was "just an innocent
bystander, that's it Gardner said.
Textile-maker Gullford Mills to lay
off 230 at two plants
GREENSBORO, NC - Guilford Mills
will close a polyester yarn plant In
Greensboro and cut its workforce at a
similar Fuquay-Varina plant by nearly
half, costing about 230 workers of
the former Fortune 500 textile maker
their jobs.
The two sites produce fibers used by
the automobile industry and "both are
underutilized chief financial officer
David Taylor said Tuesday.
The last workday for the 100
employees at the Hornaday Road
plant in Greensboro and 130 workers
at the plant In southern Wake County
will be June 18, the company said.
The decision leaves just one textile
plant in Guilford Mills' headquarters
of Greensboro, home to about 380
administrative and factory workers.
The company has 2,600 employees
worldwide, with 1,700 in North Carolina.
The company filed for bankruptcy
protection in 2002. It was sold in
February 2004 to Cerberus Capital
Management, a New York private
equity firm.
Friday, Gullford Mills announced the
lesignation of president and chief
executive officer John Emrich. He
said last week he was leaving Gullford
Mills "by mutual agreement
Emrich had shifted the company away
from apparel manufacturing to focus
primarily on automotive textiles, said
Sam McNeil, a consultant who works
with financially troubled companies.
Rising oil prices make that a risky
proposition, he said.
AP sues government, saying
documents of 'urgent concern'
NEW YORK - Government documents
related to military hearings for
Guantanamo Bay detainees are of
"urgent concern" to the public and
should be released, according to a
lawsuit filed by The Associated Press
against the Defense Department.
The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in federal
court, stated AP has been able
to report only anecdotally on 558
tribunals conducted since August
to let detainees challenge their
incarceration at the Cuban base. The
news agency said the proceedings
were "unquestionably of great interest
to the public
It asked the court to order the
government to turn over transcripts of
all Guantanamo detainees' testimony,
along with written statements by the
detainees and any documents they
have submitted.
A telephone message left with a
spokesman for government lawyers
in Manhattan was not immediately
returned Tuesday. The telephone of
a Defense Department employee
handling AP's administrative appeal
went unanswered.
The news agency submitted a
Freedom of Information Act request
in the fall, but it said the Defense
Department has refused to provide
the documents and has not
processed the company's appeal of
the government's failure to act.
AP maintained the Information was
a "matter of urgent concern" as it
reports on constitutional and foreign
policy issues presented by the
government's handling of hundreds of
detainees since January 2002.
The lawsuit noted the government
began holding combatant status
review tribunals to let detainees
rebut their classifications as "enemy
combatants" after the Supreme Court
ruled last June that detainees may
challenge their Imprisonment.
The tribunals have resulted in 38
detainees among more than 500
terrorism suspects at Guantanamo
being declared "non-enemy
NEA, school districts launching first
national suit over education law
WASHINGTON - The nation's largest
teachers union and school districts in
three states are launching a legal fight
over No Child Left Behind, aiming to
free schools from complying with any
part of the education law not paid for
by the federal government
The lawsuit, expected to be filed
Wednesday in the U.S. District Court
for eastern Michigan, is the most
sweeping challenge to President
Bush's signature education policy.
The outcome would apply only
to the districts involved but could
have implications for all schools
Leading the fight is the National
Education Association, a union of 2.7
million members that represents many
public educators and Is financing the
lawsuit. The other plaintiffs are nine
school districts in Michigan, Texas
and Vermont, plus 10 NEA chapters
in those three states and Connecticut,
Illinois, Indiana, New Hampshire,
Ohio, Pennsylvania and Utah.
Education Secretary Margaret
Spellings, as the chief officer of the
agency that enforces the law, Is the
only defendant. The suit centers on
a question that has overshadowed
the law since Bush signed It in 2002:
whether the president and Congress
have provided enough money.
The challenge is built upon one
paragraph In the law that says no
state or school district can be forced
to spend its money on expenses the
federal government has not covered.
Israeli troops begin moving
equipment from Gaza base
NEVE DEKALIM, Gaza Strip - The
Israeli military began removing
shipping containers from a base In
the Gaza Strip Wednesday, the army's
first concrete step toward a planned
pullout this summer.
A crane lifted the containers onto
flatbed trucks, which drove out of
the base of the Southern Brigade
in the Jewish settlement of Neve
Dekalim, the largest in Gaza. In all,
30 containers containing furniture,
computers, weapons and uniforms
were to be removed Wednesday, the
army said, though the base won't be
completely dismantled until the end
of the withdrawal.
The equipment was removed as
Israel's government considered
delaying the start of the pullout by
three weeks to Aug. 15. A decision is
to be made by the end of the week.
Both Prime Minister Ariel Sharon
and Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz
have sent mixed signals on whether
they favor a delay. Wednesday,
Sharon was quoted as saying that
he expects Palestinians to loot
Jewish settlements Immediately
after Israeli forces leave the Gaza
Strip. U.S. officials have urged Israel
and the Palestinians to coordinate
the withdrawal, in part to ensure
an orderly transfer of the 21 Jewish
settlements In Gaza.
"Immediately after the Israeli army
leaves there, everything will be
looted Sharon told senior Cabinet
ministers on Tuesday, according to
the Yediot Ahronot daily. A participant
who spoke on condition of anonymity
confirmed the comments.
Ecuador's president says he
won't quit despite growing
QUITO, Ecuador - Hours after
Ecuador's embattled president
said he would not resign, at least
30,000 people tried to march to the
presidential palace In the capital's
largest demonstration yet against the
country's leadership, demanding that
President Lucio Gutierrez resign.
Gutierrez, 48, a cashiered army
colonel elected in 2002 with an in-
your-face governing style, has faced
growing street protests demanding
his ouster since last week. The
demonstrators accuse him of trying
to illegally control the three branches
of government.
The president, in an interview with
The Associated Press Tuesday, said
he would not step aside.
"There is not the least possibility. I was
elected for four years. My government
ends in January 2007 Gutierrez said in
an interview at the Government Palace.
As he spoke, army troops carrying
assault rifles manned positions
from behind barbed wire to keep
protesters from approaching the
palace, located in Quito's Spanish-era
colonial downtown.
Hours later at least 30,000 people tried
to march to the palace to demand that
he resign. But hundreds of police
firing tear gas drove them back.
"We want to show this president how
much people dislike him. He has
broken the Constitution so often that
people can't take It any more said
Ricardo Viedma, 33, owner of a travel
agency, as protesters tried to escape
the gas that drifted over the streets.
Gutierrez was jailed for four months
for leading a rebellion in 2000 that
toppled former President Jamil
Mahuad In the midst of Ecuador's
worst economic crisis in decades.
He was expelled from the army after
being released.
Ballard reflects on first year at ECU
Chancellor outlines
future plans for university
Chancellor Steve Ballard,
nearing completion of his first
year at ECU, reflected on the
year's successes and is in the
process of planning ECU's main
objectives for next year.
"It's been a challenging, but a
positive and rewarding first year
said Ballard.
"I feel comfortable here, it's
the right kind of institution for
me It fits me and who 1 am
and there's a spirit here that I
especially like
Ballard said one of the main
concentrations of his first year
has been filling the vacant posi-
tions with qualified people,
which will bring positive benefits
for years to come.
Upon Ballard's arrival, there
were 15 vacancies that needed to
be filled which he put as his top
priority before addressing other
opportunities or problems. Four
major positions of his leadership
team have been completed and a
search is currently taking place
for the vice chancellor of univer-
sity advancement.
Ballard said he is especially
thankful to the search commit-
tees, composed of primarily ECU
faculty in addition to community
members, who have played a
large part in filling these vacan-
cies with highly qualified people.
"We did it the searches in a
cooperative, open fashion where
the campus had a great chance to
participate Ballard said.
"That's a great model of shared
governance and that's what
we're trying to reestablish here
Ballard said in every one of the
searches thus far, ECU has gotten
its number one choice. He plans
on working with the members of
his leadership team this summer
on team behavior and organiza-
tional performance to enhance
their ability to perform and take
on future challenges, which
will be a priority for next year.
"Now that we have finished
the leadership side, we're going
to work on the teamwork side
That's the next step in this
process Ballard said.
With this year having a
strong internal focus in putting
people in place and making
organizational changes, Ballard
is planning to have a more exter-
nal concentration next year to
further improve the region.
"I'm going to get to know
more of eastern North Carolina
Ballard said.
"I'm going to visit more com-
munities, groups and organiza-
tions in theeastern partof thestate
A main aspect Ballard is
going to try to improve is exter-
nal fundraising, which encom-
passes a variety of different
revenue pools ECU can use to
reduce the financial burden
of the state and students.
Institutional partnerships with
other institutions in eastern North
Carolina is another initiative Bal-
lard is going to address next year.
This effort would help improve
teacher preparation and retention.
The demographics of eastern
North Carolina inhabit a large
amount of poverty and call for
the need of increased economic
improvement putting a responsi-
bility on ECU.
"We have a special respon-
sibility for eastern North
Carolina Ballard said.
ECU is taking on this respon-
sibility through various business
development efforts including
ECU's entrepreneurial initiative,
Small Business and the Regional
Development Centers, which are
three initiatives under the com-
munity engagement function.
In addition, ECU's Economic
Development Task Force, led
by Rick Niswander, dean of the
college of business, is making
progress toward this effort.
These i nitiat ives will be helpful
to the regional economical devel-
opment and will assist small busi-
nesses in eastern North Carolina.
Another effort Ballard cited
ECU is doing and needs to con-
tinue to excel in is health educa-
tion, which is crucial to both the
well being of the people and the
economy of the region.
"We cannot be strong eco-
nomically if we are not healthy
people Ballard said.
Reports have indicated if east-
ern North Carolina were a state,
it would be ranked SOth in the
nation with the abundance of
diseases putting a high financial
strain on the region in treating
those people. Many of these people
are uninsured and seek treatment
at the Brody School of Medicine.
Ballard has overall responded
well to both the UNC System
and ECU.
"This system is by far the
best university system that I've
worked at ever Ballard said.
Ballard, who has been
through the public university
systems of Ohio, Maine, Missouri
and Oklahoma, said he finds the
UNC system the best as far as
how it treats higher education
and how it works together. He
attributed part of this success
to UNC System President Molly
Broad. He said the UNC System
is recognized throughout the
country as a reputable university
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M. Cole Jones, president elect of
Vote reveals split
ticket winners
The results of the student gov-
ernment elections were announced
Wednesday evening revealing
a split ticket of elected officers.
The results are still unofficial
and subject to change, but indi-
cated that a split ticket of officers
was elected. Cole Jones was
elected president, Heather Dick-
son to vice president, Morgan
Lamberson to secretary and
Andy Beamer to treasurer.
"Nothing is final until a
president is sworn in with the
rest of the executive council
said Shannon O'Donnell, cur-
rent SGA president.
Several complaints are pend-
ing and the results will not be
final until they are resolved.
Jones said that while presid-
ing over student government,
he hopes to create an attitude
within the organization that
places the interests of students.
"If you hold a position in
student government, you will
the SGA celebrates after the announcement of the results.
don the work of student govern-
ment said Jones.
"And that is first being an
advocate for students' rights
During the next year, Jones said
anyone elected for a class office has to
perform service to the university and
the community to show that student
government is not just an organi-
zation that looks good on paper.
Jones said he intends to focus
on four key issues during the next
year that will improve ECU.
The first issue is stressing the
importance of health awareness,
like eating right and exercising,
among the students of ECU.
"I think we need to become
a more health conscious univer-
sity Jones said.
The second issue that Jones
wants to focus on is community
to university relations. This is
an issue that was addressed by
ECU with the hiring of Michelle
Lieberman as student neigh-
borhood relations facilitator
before the start of fall semester.
Jones said as a native of
Greenville he understands the
importance of maintaining
strong ties with the surround-
ing community and would
like to work to continue ECU's
ongoing effort.
The third issue that Jones
plans to focus on is total equality
among students and protecting
the student welfare.
"1 plan on listening to all
students' concerns and treating
every issue as if it is the most
important issue Jones said.
The fourth issue is support-
ing a secure environment for
lady pirates.
"We are going to continue to
provide the ladies of ECU with a
safe environment Jones said.
Jones said this year the exec-
utive board put together a note-
book that will provide guidance
on the transition. This will allow
the president elect to make a
smooth transition to office.
Charmaine Ford, vice presi-
dential candidate, said the elec-
tion of Jones was a major step
for ECU.
"The first African American
president in the history of ECU
that is what it's all about
said Ford.
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NC forced to make decisions
concerning state budget
Higher education cuts,
tuition increases possible
North Carolina, faced with a
1.2 - 1.5 budget deficit, is being
forced to cut funding toward
particular programs placing a
financial threat of higher educa-
While tuition increases and
budget cuts are on the table as
possible options, state repre-
sentatives are looking at other
alternatives in hopes to keep tiie
educational financial strains at a
State Representative Joe
Tolson, who represents the 23rd
district of North Carolina pre-
sented his views of the budget
situation and possible financial
strains that could affect higher
Tolson said while state repre-
sentatives do not want to make
cuts within education, they
might not have a choice with the
current budget situation.
Tolson said this year's $1.2
- 1.5 billion budget deficit is
similar to the budget deficit last
year and it appears next year will
be the same.
"We have to have some addi-
tional revenue in order to offset
some of these cuts we've had io
make in order to balance the
budget said Tolson.
Options other than cuts
from higher education include
incorporating a state lottery and
additional taxes on alcohol and
The lottery, which was passed
by the House of Representatives,
now awaits approval from the
state senate.
Tolson, who voted for the
lottery, said one reason why the
house passed the lottery is to
fund education, which would
reduce the likelihood of there
being budgets cut from the state
in future years.
The lottery would not only
fund higher education within
the state, but K-12 students and
at-risk children would also see
benefits from the lottery.
The senate has formed a com-
mittee to evaluate the lottery
controversy. While it has passed
several times in past years in the
senate, it was not passed in the
The fact that North Carolina
does not have a state lottery has
not been a deterrent from a large
number of North Carolinians
playing it. North Carolina is sur-
rounded by states with lotteries
and North Carolinians com-
monly go to Virginia, Tennessee,
South Carolina or Georgia to buy
lottery tickets.
Tolson said lottery ticket
distributors in these surround-
ing states see long lines of North
Carolina cars waiting to buy lot-
tery tickets.
"We'd love to keep those dol-
lars in North Carolina Tolson
"I just think people should be
allowed to spend their money the
way they want to
He said he couldn't
distinguish a lottery ticket from
a raffle ticket a church might
Tolson said he thinks North
Carolina can stand a small
increase in the cigarette tax.
He said while he lives in
and represents the large tobacco
area, he thinks with the changes
in tobacco North Carolina can
stand some increases in the
product to help the growing
An increased tax on alcohol
is another possibility the state is
While the house of repre-
sentatives doesn't like increas-
ing taxes, with the increasing
demands of the state they have
to have the revenue.
There are many North Caro-
lina residents who have fixed
incomes and they would not
want to see any kind of tax
increase, but the taxes being
considered are voluntary.
"The kind of taxes we're talk-
ing about - drinking, smoking
- it's all your choice just like
the lottery Tolson said.
He said he wouldn't mind
making a cut if it would make the
state more efficient in what it's
doing, but laying off professors or
making other educational sacri-
fices would become detrimental
to the state. Creating such effects
on higher education would take
away from the state's competi-
tive edge.
Tolson said he and other state
representatives understand the
importance of higher education
to the state's future, considering
the projected future jobs within
the state demanding higher
"We try to keep a good strong
educational system. We try to get
by without cutting education.
We have made a commitment to
keep cuts on education at a bare
minimum Tolson said.
A priority of the House of
Representatives is to fund enroll-
ment growth with the schools in
the UNC system. ECU is one of
the fastest growing schools in the
UNC system and will require rev-
enue for enrollment growth.
The state representatives hope
to have the budget decided on by
June 30, allowing various state
agencies that may be affected
by the state budget to effectively
plan for the year.
M. Cole Jones, president elect
of the Student Government
Association showed opposition
to the possible cuts and plans on
making the student voices heard
on the issue if his election as
president is finalized.
"As we all know, education
is a valuable tool to everyone's
success said Jones.
"We have to continue to lay
the foundation for our future
Morgan Lamberson, secretary
elect of SGA agreed with Jones.
If elected, she plans on bring-
ing the ideas of her ticket into
action within the SGA to address
the issue. She said she will work
toward students getting a vote on
the North Carolina Board of Gov-
ernors and communicate with
local senators to ensure student
voices are heard.
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attracted him to it.
"One of the first things I
learned over the first year is that
ECU is even a better fit than I
thought Ballard said.
H,ill.ird said the people at
ECU are excellent, citing the
ECU faculty senate and staff.
"Every bit of the community
has been helpful to me in my
first year here Ballard said.
He said one thing he wants
to concentrate more on next
year is spending more time with
students including the Student
Government Association and
other student organizations.
He said he has however seen
quality among ECU students.
"I think the students here are
really good Ballard said.
He said ECU students and the
institution sometimes do not get
as much credit as they deserve. He
said he has seen excellent students
in the honor's program, dormito-
ries and in classes he has visited.
"The students are taking their
work seriously and they're getting
good educations Ballard said.
Ballard said the best single
thing ECU can do is make sure
our students are prepared for
the constantly changing global
economy. The skills ECU needs to
teach the students are also chang-
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"Preparing our students for
tomorrow is the single most
important thing we can do
because if we do that well, our
students are likely to stay in
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"We buy back at half the new
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that was packaged with the book.
"There are situations where
we can't take them back unless
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Dowdy also sets up several
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students can sell their books. Ward
said those locations usually include
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building. This year, theyareexperi-
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THURSDAY April 21, 2005
Our View
Another memorable
year comes to an end
It's amazing that yet another year is coming to
an end and some students will soon be packing
their bags to head home for the summer while
others will be forced to crack open the books
and partake in summer courses at ECU.
Regardless, some things always remain the
same. An entire segment of the current student
population will no longer be considered stu-
dents at ECU, t? rt forever known as alumni.
TEC would like to take the opportunity to
congratulate those graduating seniors who
have contributed to this university in one way
or another.
We wish you the best of luck in your future
endeavors and may the education you received
here guide you through your career path as
well as life.
To think ECU has changed so much this
past year. There were many changes in the
administration including huge shake-ups in
athletics. Construction littered the campus,
bringing renovations, a new dining hall and a
better ECU to Greenville.
As German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche
once said, That which does not kill us, only
makes us stronger Although the future of the
ECU community is unsure, we do believe that
past blunders will only help to make our univer-
sity a stronger, more reputable environment.
Over the past year, TEC has also experienced
many changes. We have worked hard to bring
you the most relevant and timely news possible.
Just as the university continues to change and
grow, so does our paper.
However, the quality of a student newspaper
is only as good as the students deem it to be.
Whenever you read something that makes you
upset or helps you relate, we encourage you to
voice your opinion to us, whether it's through a
letter to the editor or through an employment
application at TEC.
Yes, it has been an amazing year. So much
has changed and yet we have come back to a
common place - commencement. Congratula-
tions, graduates.
Our Staff
Amanda Q. Lingerfelt
Editor in Chief
Nick Henne
News Editor
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Asst News Editor
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Sports Editor
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Photo Editor
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Special Sections Editor
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Asst Photo Editor
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Web Editor Asst Web Editor
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Production Manager
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Serving ECU since 1925, TEC prints 9,000 copies
every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during the
regular academic year and 5,000 on Wednesdays
during the summer. "Our View" is the opinion of
the editorial board and is written by editorial board
members. TEC welcomes letters to the editor which
are limited to 250 words (which may be edited for
decency or brevity). We reserve the right to edit or
reject letters and all letters must be signed and
include a telephone number. Letters may be sent via
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Opinion Columnist
Three more dead Palestinian children
How can the
madness continue?
Hello. My name is Salem. lam fourteen
years old and I live with my mother and
three sisters in the Rafah refugee camp in
southern Palestine, very close to the border
with Egypt.
My father was killed two years ago
when he was stopped by an Israeli mili-
tary checkpoint on his way home from
work. He was a janitor at one of the fancy
international hotels in Israel. He worked
the night shift. On his way home, after the
usual humiliating questions and searches,
a young Israeli soldier, no older than 19 or
20, casually threw his personal copy of the
Quran out of the car as they were searching
it. When my father objected, they shot him.
He died right there, all alone. The Israeli's
classified him as a "known terrorist" and
refused to release his body to us for over a
month, even though our holy Quran insists
that bodies must be buried within seven
days of death. My grandmother was so
disgusted with the Zionists' violation of
our religious laws that she could not even
attend her own son's funeral.
After that, my mother got very strict
about when and where my friends and I
could go, and with whom. She felt that if
I stayed only with the few friends of mine
who she knew to be innocent of any sort
of wrongdoing, I would be alright. I was
happy to do it though, since my friends
Muhammad andAmjed, both of whom my
mother love, are basically the only people I
spend time with anyway. Since the cease-
fire with Israel was signed three months
ago, things have been getting better. Some
of the restrictions on our travel have been
lifted (which is to say that we can now
travel freely within the confines of our
cramped refugee camp) and my mother
found me a job selling chewing gum on the
street. Last week, I told my mother that my
friends and I (of course, the only friends
she approves oft were going to play soccer
outside the camp. Though we never threw
rocks, as Palestinians, we were constantly
under the threat of harassment from the
When we got outside the walls of
the camp, I noticed there were more soldiers
that day than most. I paid no attention.
I had stopped trying to figure out the
occupiers a long time ago, just like every-
one else. I kicked the ball to Amjed, who
was not paying attention, and it flew
past him, straight toward the nearby
checkpoint. I yelled to him to forget it, we
can find another ball, but he just'smiled,
like he always does, and quickly gave chase.
I looked at Muhammad, and he smiled
too. As I looked back to Amjed, I heard
the shots. The all too familiar sound
startled me, and they startled Muham-
mad, but it was too late. Amjed lay on the
ground, in a pool of blood, screaming and
crying, shot three times through the chest,
and once in the leg. I was too scared to do
anything. All I could hear were Amjed's
cries. I yelled for Muhammad, but before
I knew it, they shot Muhammad, too. He
was running toward our friend, and they
shot him in the head. I looked around,
hoping someone would do something. Older
people were running toward us. I froze.
I could not think. I called out for Amjed
again, but there were no more cries. He was
dead. When I called his name for a third
time, I felt something slam into my chest.
It knocked me down, on my back, but it did
not hurt, not really. I touched it and saw the
blood. I remember feeling surprised, more
than anything. I knew I was going to die. I
could hear the screams of the women, and
the anger of the men. They said I would
be alright, but I was not. All I could think
of was my sisters. What will happen to
them? They have killed my friends, and
my father. They have taken everything
from us. There is nothing left. No more
soccer, no more friends, no more chewing
gum. They killed us for being children, for
doing the things that children do. What is
criminal in that?
While I have depicted the words of
the little boy in the story above in my
own way, the story is based on fact. I
will let the injustice speak for itself.
Just as an aside, I would like to
bid everyone the fondest of farewells,
as my graduation is imminent and I
will, unfortunately, be taking my leave.
My tenure as a writer for this publica-
tion is coming to a close, and I am on
to less flexible, better paying posi-
tions in the private sector. I have most
enjoyed our time together. May life
grant you knowledge, prosperity, love
and adventure. Question authority.
In My Opinion
Bidding fond adieu to three years at ECU
Time really does fly
when you're having fun
My first day at ECU was for orienta-
tion in the summer of 2002. After attend-
ing one year at a different university and
deciding it wasn't the place for me, 1
found myself in the commuter lot at
Minges waiting for the bus to take me to
where I hoped 1 could find a good educa-
tion and a college atmosphere I enjoyed.
My previous year at college had me
wondering if I was even the college
type. If it hadn't been for the support
of my friends and family, 1 might have
even dropped out. 1 wanted to try my
hardest at being a successful Pirate.
Lucky for me, I didn't have to try
too hard. Now, it's hard to imagine that
scared and unsure sophomore turned
into an outgoing senior who is full of
the answers to all of life's questions
(well, except for how to get a job, how to
manage money, how to not move home
upon graduation, etc.). I owe ECU for
this dramatic change in personality.
You may think this sounds corny
- and hell, maybe my nostalgia is get-
ting the best of me - but my experience
at ECU has taught me so many lessons
that I will carry through the rest of my
life. For those of you that may not be
as appreciative of our university as me,
I thought I would share some of my
lessons with you:
- College is not all about academ-
ics. It's also not all about partying and
drinking. There is a time and a place
for both. It's also about taking time
out to find out who you are. Never in
your life will you get the opportunity to
expand your mind like a college experi-
ence gives you. I encourage you to join
campus organizations, attend campus
events or even just introduce yourself
to the person sitting next to you. Each
day we're in college gives us the oppor-
tunity to get to know ourselves better.
Trust me, when you graduate it's help-
ful to know whom you are, so you know
what you're capable of becoming.
- Be nice to everyone. I'm not saying
kiss everyone's ass, but being respectful
and considerate never killed anyone.
Having managed staffs of students for
the past two years, I can tell you that
I never forgot the names of a student
who failed to pull his or her weight and
made my job considerably harder. At
the same time, 1 never forgot the names
of those who helped me out in tough
situations. Just be nice - you never know
when you might have to ask a favor
from someone. Life is strange like that.
- An Andy's cheese steak cures all
hangovers. Bojangles' sweet tea comes
in a close second.
- Football games show what it
means to be a Pirate. Now before you
jump all over me, I'm in no way suggest-
ing football is our best sport. There's
just something about waking up early,
getting decked out in purple and gold
and coordinating with friends for the
best tailgating spot - all in celebration
of being a Pirate. In my years at ECU,
we've had three coaching changes and
three losing seasons, and yet, fans still
come out by the thousands to show
their support.
- Every once in a while you need to
let loose and act silly. For my friends
and I, it was dancing to "Apache" by the
Sugar Hill Gang or learning the chore-
ography to "Thriller Go on, just try
and dance like a 1980s zombie and see if
you don't laugh hysterically, forgetting
what it was you felt so bad about.
Bad credit" really doesexist.It'snot
a lie your parents tell you because they
don't want you to go on a shopping spree.
From the moment I stepped off
that bus onto our beautiful campus, I
knew I had found what I was looking
for in a college experience -welcoming
students, smaller classrooms with help-
ful professors and a campus with a real
sense of community.
A lot of that sense of community
has come from working at TEC. Being
the leader of my campus paper has
given me the opportunity to look back
at my college years with fond memories
of the people I met, the controversies
created and the lessons learned.
Part of me wants to cling desper-
ately to the cupola and scream like a
child, "I don't want to go Can't I be
ECU'S female version of Van Wilder? At
least until I'm like 50 or so, and then I
can retire. Ah, but such is life and such
is moving on.
As of May 8, I will officially transi-
tion from student to alumna, sipping
wine and telling colleagues of my "good
'ol days at ECU But no matter what
my future holds, I will always think of
my years at ECU as some of the best of
my life. 1 urge every one of you to take
steps now that will lead to a similar
Pirate Rant
Hey, it's nice that you want
to try out West End Dining Hall.
I live right in front of the thing
and have to wait in line for 30
minutes because you and all your
buddies from the Hill want to
take up space. Go back to Todd.
Isn't it great when your room-
mate doesn't know how to pay the
bills and your cable gets cut off,
and then your phone and your
Internet, and then your power?
Yet, the cat never seems to be
without 50 packets of food. Ah,
the joys of college life.
I know this issue has already
been addressed once this semes-
ter but can someone give us
readers more of Kyle Billings? He
is so freaking hot and we love
him. Can I maybe get a date or
Dear TEC: I would just like
to say that your employee, James
Porter, is not only the best lay-out
designer, but he is also incredibly
hot. But Kitch is hotter.
I go tanning. I work out
every day, twice. I spend at least
20 minutes on my hair before
I go out. My T-shirts are tight,
my jeans are ripped and yes, my
collar is up. Don't be ealous that
your girlfriend loves me.
I wish just one time I could
walk up the stairs of Brewster
and not almost choke from the
horrible cigarette stench the stu-
dents create.
Aren't Rainbows the most
ugly shoes you've ever seen in
your life? 1 especially love the
nasty dark imprint your foot
leaves in it.
To all you Yankee Haters
out there, let me ask you some-
thing: Do you actually like the
Red Sox or are you just cheer-
ing for them because you hate
the Yankees? Get off the BoSox
Bandwagon and like a team for
their team. Don't just cheer on
the Sox because you're jealous
and hate the Yanks.
You know, with all the talk
of ECU being .easy, being boring,
being this and being that and
being proliferated by mass ACC
apparel, it's no wonder these
rants make us sound so insecure
as a school. If you don't want to
be a Pirate, go somewhere else.
It's just that simple.
I have to admit I'm a little
upset. Weeks ago, I thought Tony
McKee was going to write his arti-
cle on why puppies are good. But,
what 1 was really looking forward
to was Peter Kalajian's follow up
article - "Why puppies are bad
and how it's Bush's fault
Why is it so hard for
guys to settle down with one
person? What kind of respect do
you have for yourself being with
different women every other
day? Look up the prevalence of
diseases on ECU's campus.
Hey, ECU students: Quit
downloading so much porn and
music from illegal places and
then bringing it to the free sup-
port center and whining about
how its taking too long to fix your
computer. Also, pop ups aren't
supposed to be clicked on. You
won't get a free iPod.
To the people handing
out flyers in front of Wright
Place: Save us both the time and
effort. When you see me coming,
just place one in the trashcan for
me. Thanks.
Kudos to Nickelodeon for
bringing the old "All That" cast
back for a reunion. I wonder if
they will do the same for some of
the other shows we grew up with
like "Wild 8t Crazy Kids?"
Once again, Tony McKee, you
have managed to make a fool of
yourself. Last time I checked,
beached dolphins were not in a
persistent vegetative state, and
if kept alive they could resume
a normal life back in the ocean
with full function. 1 sure hope
you are actually smarter than
to compare Terry Schiavo to
beached dolphins. If not you
should demand the money you
paid for your education back.
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, or e-
mailed to editor�theeastcarolinian.
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tablespoons of the blueberries and
cook the pancakes for 2 minutes on
each side or until they are golden.
Transfer the pancakes as they are
cooked to a heat proof platter and
keep them warm in a preheated 200
degrees F. oven. Serve the pancakes
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Blueberry Syrup
6 cups blueberries, picked over
3 cups sugar
12 lemon, zest removed in strips with
a vegetable peeler
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covered, for 10 minutes. Puree the
mixture in batches in a blender or
food processor and force it through
a fine sieve Into a bowl, discarding
the solids
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zest and 1 12 cups water, bring the
mixture to a boil, stirring until the sugar
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until a candy thermometer registers
200 degrees F Discard the zest, add
the blueberry mixture and boll the
syrup, stirring, for 1 minute Let the
�� syrup cool, skim off any froth, and stir
In the lemon juice Pour the syrup Into
. glass jars with tight-fitting lids. The
syrup keeps, covered and chilled, for
3 months. Serve the syrup warm over
pancakes or ice cream
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Read over and over
Mid-March, Ashley
Smith was held captive by
the alleged "Atlanta Killer
Ironically she was able to
read passages from her favor-
ite book, The Purpose Driven
Life by Rick Warren to gain
her freedom and his trust.
Since then, the book has
been once again a number
one seller. Warren has writ-
ten a ground-breaking pro-
fession on the meaning of
life. The book answers the
most basic questions every-
one faces - "Why am I here?"
"What is my purpose?" This
book was created to help
readers understand God's
plan for their lives. Warren
enables readers to see the
big picture of life, what It's
all about and how to get on
the path God planned for
them. Warren is the found-
ing pastor of Saddleback
Church in Lake Forest, Calif.
More than 205,000 pastors
and church leaders from over
125 countries have attended
"Purpose Driven" seminars.
He is a very well-known
pastor and has reached more
people than he ever thought
A book that seems to con-
tradict The Purpose Driven life
also catches many people's
attention, The Da Vinci Code,
by Dan Brown. Although
this book has received nega-
tive reviews from the Chris-
tian, Jewish and Italian com-
munities, it seems to bring
about a new light to those
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a marriage between Jesus
and Mary Magdejtene that
produced a royal bloodline
in France. While it focuses
on this topic, Thefa Vinci
Code brings aboft many
more claims about Chris-
tianity's historic origins.
Believed to be both prank-
ster and a genius Leonardo
da Vinci is widely believed
to have many hiddtn mes-
sages within mucrj of his
work. Many believe'Mona
Lisa" and "The Last Sapper"
contain secrets waitiig to be
decoded. It was in 1916, Dan
Brown began code-brfaking,
he's written four bodies and
In the past school year, important bands have released great CDs.
CDs made impact
From 50 Cent to Green
Day, a look at the
defining music
Don't risk sun exposure,
see a new movie instead
Summer is always a great time to see movies and this summer will have some of the best summer flicks yet.
This summer looks to
be the biggest movie
season in recent memory
Wars in space. Wars on earth
(both ancient and sci-fi). Sequels,
prequels and remakes. These are
just a few things we can expect
for an exciting summer movie
season that is ahead of us.
Over the last few years, Hol-
lywood has been trying to figure
out exactly what date the summer
movie season actually starts.
Most people agree it's Memorial
Day weekend, while some say
May 1. So let's have a quick look
at the films to open in theaters
this summer.
The first weekend in May
gives us Ridley Scott's Kingdom
of Heaven with Orlando Bloom
and Eva Green. This Is yet
another film In the same realm
of Gladiator and Troy. Also In
the month of May, we have Will
Ferrell's comedy movie Kicking
and Screaming which also stars
Robert Duvall and former Chi-
cago Bears coach Mike Ditka.
The animated film Madagascar,
produced from the makers of
Shrek, also opens in May. This
film shows several animals
trying to escape the zoo where
they are housed so they can
escape back to the land where
they were taken. Ben Stiller,
Chris Rock, Cedric the Enter-
tainer, Jada Pinkett Smith and
David Schwlmmer provide some
of the character's voices.
Memorial Day weekend
brings two very big movies to
the screen. The first is Adam
Sandler's remake of the 1974 foot-
ball film The Longest Yard. Also
opening that week is the highly
anticipated Star Wars: Episode III
- The Revenge of the Slth. This is
the third and final installment
of the prequels to the classic Star
Wars trilogy. This movie will rake
in more cash than any other film
this summer.
The month of June brings us
more great films. Ron Howard's
see MOVIES page A9
Finally the time has come.
Another year of education is
behind us, the summer is before
us and aside from the albums
in our digital cameras, it is the
albums in our CD collection
that will most remind us of the
past year. Like so many of us,
music allowed us to escape the
daily pressures life in college
placed upon us. Maya Angelou
once said, "Music was my refuge.
I could crawl into the space
between the notes and curl my
back to loneliness Such was
the purpose of music in the lives
of ECU students, whose musical
affinities were a large part in the
way they expressed themselves.
So what albums of the past
school year demonstrated these
interests and provided that
outlet? Despite many releases,
here is a compilation of the
albums made that were forefront
leaders in their musical class,
the most memorable of the past
Stemming from a culture
and a sound that was considered
8 "the next disco 50 Cent carries
� on the role of hip-hop pioneer.
In March, he released his sopho-
more album The Massacre. The
album debuted at number one
and reached platinum status in
less than two weeks. It's rare to
go a day without hearing this LP
thumping in someone's car pass-
ing by. The album features songs
"Disco Inferno "Candy Shop"
and the controversial "Piggy
Bank which takes stabs at Fat
Joe, Jadakiss and Nas in a grow-
ing lyrical rivalry. Other notable
hip-hop CDs released in the past
school year include: Eminem
Encore), The Game (The Docu-
mentary), Nelly (Suit, Sweat), Lil'
Jon and the East Side Boyz (Crunk
luice) and T.I. (Urban Legend).
Zach Braff, previously well-
known for his starring role on
NBC's hit show "Scrubs created
a movie and a soundtrack that
struck an amazing chord among
college students nationwide. The
movie was Garden State and the
soundtrack featured songs from
indie groups such as The Shins,
Frou Frou and oldies but good-
ies Simon and Garfunkel. The
Garden State Soundtrack won a
Grammy for "Best Compilation
Soundtrack Album for a Motion
Picture, Television or Media
and left its audience transfixed.
Possibly resurrecting Rock
back into the mainstream, Green
Day's American Idiot transitioned
from its Dookie days to a more
potent and mature album. Along
with criticizing current lead-
ership in American politics,
American Idiot was a clinic on the
complete album. Songs include
"American Idiot "Boulevard of
Broken Dreams" and "Holiday
Rolling Stone lauds the album:
"Against all odds, Green Day
has found a way to hit their 30s
without either betraying their
original spirit or falling on their
faces Other albums of similar
genres released this year include:
Motley Crue (Red, White and
Crue), Howie Day (Stop All the
World Now), The Used (In Love
and Death) and Jack Johnson (In
Between Dreams).
Legends always bring some-
thing original to their field that
transcends it. While we have yet
to see if he lives up to his name
completely, R&B singer John
Legend and his debut album Get
Lifted was a breath of fresh air to
the music industry. A protege of
Kanye West, Legend combined
his melodic voice, unique talent
on the piano, the award-winning
production of West and vintage
soul to create this benchmark.
In a well-rounded field of artists
John Legend and songs "Used
to Love You" and "Ordinary
People" stand out. Other notable
rhythm and blues artists of the
year include: Usher (Confessions),
c'ara (Goodies), Destiny's Child
(Destiny Fulfilled), American
Idol winner and NC native Fan-
tasia (Free Yourself), Ray Charles
(Genius Loves Company), Jennifer
Lopez (Rebirth) and Mario (Turn-
ing Point).
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Spring movie recap Movies a
latest film, Cinderella Man, opens June 3. This is a
boxing film about legendary boxer Jim Braddock
starring Russell Crowe, Renee Zellweger and Paul
Giamatti. On June 10, we are treated to Brad Pitt
and Angelina Jolie in Mr. and Mrs. Smith, a film in
which Pitt and Jolie star as a married couple who
are both professional assassins and don't even
know it, until their next assignment is to kill one
another. Also opening the same weekend is Cedric
the Entertainer's new comedy, The Honeymooners.
The anticipated Batman prequel, Batman Begins,
opens June 17. This version stars Christian Bale
as the Caped Crusader with Morgan Freeman,
Michael Caine, Liam Nesson, Gary Oldman, Ken
Wantanabe, Cillian Murphy and Katie Holmes
rounding off an all-star cast. On June 24, we get
Lindsay Lohan starring in a new Herbie installment,
Herbie: Fully Loaded. We will also find Will Ferrell
and Nicole Kidman in Bewitched. This, however, is
not a direct remake of the TV series. Ferrell stars
as an actor who wants to resurrect his career by
reinventing the famous TV show. He casts Nicole
Kidman as the lead, not knowing that her character
is really a witch. Finally for this month, June 29
brings us Steven Spielberg's modernized remake
of the H.G. Wells novel War of the Worlds. Starring
Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning and Tim Robbins, this
film looks to be one of the biggest summer movies,
second only to Star Wars.
July is usually the biggest month for summer
blockbusters. We start of f with the Martin Lawrence
middle school basketball comedy Rebound July 1.
The following weekend, we get Jennifer Connelly's
horror film Dark Water, which is another Japanese
horror remake from the creators of 77k Ring. Also
that weekend, we get the anticipated comic book
adaptation of Fantastic Four starring loan Gruff udd,
Michael Chicklis, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans and
Julian McMahon. July 15 brings us The Wedding
Crashers, a comedy starring Owen Wilson, Vince
Vaughn and Christopher Walken. Tim Burton's
wacky rendition of Charlie and the Chocolate Fac-
tory, starring Johnny Depp and his young Finding
Neverland costar Freddie Highmore. On July 22,
look out for Billy Bob Thornton in the remake of
the classic baseball comedy The Bad News Bears.
Also on that day, catch Ewan McGregor and Scarlett
Johansson in Michael Bay's sci-fi thriller The Island.
July 29 brings us Jessica Biel and Academy-Award
winner Jamie Foxx in Stealth, a thriller about bring-
ing military equipment with artificial intelligence
under control.
The summer season goes out with a bang in the
month of August. First up, on August 5, Vin Diesel
stars in Doom, the adaptation of the classic video
game. Also on that day, the big screen adaptation
of "The Dukes of Hazzard" is released, starring
Johnny Knoxville, Sean William Scott and Jessica
Simpson. Also, Steve Martin stars as Inspector Jacques
Clouseau in a new rendition of The Pink Panther.
"Beavis and Butthead" creator Mike Judge releases
his new film on that first week of August. It is a
futuristic comedy starring Luke Wilson and it does
not have a title yet. August 12, we get the sequel
to Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, which is titled Deuce
Bigalow: European Gigolo. August 19 gives us the
new Tony Scott film Domino, an actionthriller film
starring Keira Knightley and Mena Suvari.
And with that, we are right back here to start
another semester at ECU. Every weekend from the
time we get out until we come back is filled with a
bunch of great movies. This summer has the chance
to be one of the biggest summer seasons in recent
memory. So head to the movies when you need a
break from the sun and the sand or for those of you
summer students, a break from the books. There
will be plenty of good flicks to choose from this
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Movies have the ability to impact people's lives.
Best Seller
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Movies that rocked in 2004-2005
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' This year's movies far exceeded what was to be
expected. If it seems like some of these movies have
been out for a while, believe it or not, they came
out this year.
According to, the top five gross-
ing films of the year were Shrek 2, grossing over $9
million, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
grossing over $7.9 million, Spider-Man 2 grossing
$7.8 million, The Incredibles grossing over $6.2
million and The Passion of the Christ grossing more
than $6.1 million.
This year was also the year for sequels and pre-
quels. Movies such as Oceans 12, The Ring 2, Meet
the Fockers, Bridget ones: The Edge of Reason, Kill Bill
2 and The Exorcist: The Beginning were among those
that could not stop at just one. From comedy to
horror, these films attracted a lot of attention.
Independent or 'Indie' films were also very
popular this year. Movies included in this genre
were Hotel Rwanda, Garden State, Eternal Sunshine
of the Spotless Mind, Napoleon Dynamite, Kinsey and
Sideways. Who can forget the most popular Napoleon
Dynamite with quotes such as "Idiot "I caught
you this delicious bass "I spent two hours on the
shading for your upper lip" and "Dude, you got like
three feet of air off that jump
Blockbuster hits of the year were plentiful.
Movie after movie, the nation was stunned with
great ones such as The Aviator, Finding Neverland, The
Notebook, Elektra, Troy, Closer, House of Flying Daggers,
Spanglish, The Day After Tomorrow, Fat Albert, I-Robot
and National Treasure.
"I liked National Treasure, starring Nicholas
Cage, because I enjoy movies of that genre said
Kyle Stough, junior construction management
"Adding to my movie-going pleasure was the
fact that the movie was about historic America,
our Founding Fathers and the treasure they were
rumored to have hidden. For history buffs, like me,
this movie is a must-see
As with every year, there are movies that make
their debut around the holidays. Halloween proved
to be frightening with horror films like The Grudge,
Saw and other thrillers. Around Christmas, the ever-
famous children's book, The Polar Express, rolled
through town as well as Christmas with the Kranks
and Surviving Christmas.
The Incredibles and Shark Tale aTe a couple of this
year's films in animation. Everyone loves those cute
and cuddly animated characters that are saving the
world by either stopping a world crushing monster
or defeating sharks. As the year has gone by, there
have been many hits in the movie department.
Actors, actresses, directors and writers continue
to impress the general public with their ingenious
work. Hopefully, next year will be another exciting
time for films. Stay tuned for what is yet to come.
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in 2004 all were on the New York
Times bestseller list during the
same week. The Da Vinci Code
became number one with its first
week out. Brown was recently
named one of the World's 100
Most Influential People by TIME
Several years ago Dr. Arthur
Agatston, a cardiologist based
in south Florida, developed a
diet for his overweight patients.
Thanks to his patients' excellent
results, Dr. Agatston soon became
very popular in the Miami area.
But just as soon as The South Beach
Diet hit the shelves, Agatston
became well-known nationwide.
His weight loss advice focuses on
a healthy balance of "the good"
carbohydrates and fats. He says
decreasing the "bad" ones will
help you metabolize what you
eat better and will improve your
insulin resistance, leading to
weight loss. It's divided into three
phases - each with specific meal
plans and recipes. This book
became a nationwide hit for
everyone trying to lose weight.
It still remains to be the number
one diet book.
Nighttime is My Time by Mary
Higgins Clark hit the shelf and
soon became a top-seller in the
mystery section. Clark builds
suspense with the story of Jean
Sheridan, a college dean attend-
ing her 20th high school reunion.
She feels uneasy about attending
due to the random group of
people who all went different
directions in life. To add to Jean's
uneasy feeling she received an
anonymous fax referring to her
daughter - who she put up for
adoption over 20 years ago. At
the reunion, a detective obsessed
with an unsolved murder of a
young woman approached her.
At first Jean is oblivious to his
real intentions, but soon realizes
he's out to kill the women who
teased and humiliated him in
high school - with Jean being
his last victim. Clark is of Irish
decent and believes she is a "nat-
ural storyteller She has been
chairman of the International
Crime Congress, president of
Mystery Writers of America and
erected to the Board of Direc-
tors of the Mystery Writers of
America. With over 100 books
published Clark continues with
her passion.
Though the aforementioned
books were the best sellers of
the past year, there are other
books which are deemed worthy
of mentioning. Harry Potter and
the Order of the Phoenix, Fast Food
Nation: The Dark Side of the All-
American Meal and The Lovely
Bones: The Novel round off some
of the years more popular books
from all different genres.
A break from school, for some
students, will provide a great
opportunity to catch up on some
reading and maybe go out and
read some of the new, exciting
books of the summer that are not
of the text-book variety.
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feeding tube generated tremen-
dous media coverage during
the last two weeks of her life
and prompted a fierce debate
over bioethics, euthanasia, legal
guardianship, federalism and
civil rights.
"On Feb. 25, 1990, Terri
suffered severe brain damage
from cerebral hypoxia caused by
cardiac arrest. On Feb. 11, 2000,
a Florida circuit court ruled that
Schiavo was in a persistent veg-
etative state, and authorized her
husband and guardian, Michael,
to discontinue artificial life sup-
port. The decision was affirmed
on appeal by 19 separate judges.
On March 18, her gastric feed-
ing tube was removed taken
from, which is an
Internet encyclopedia. Another
one of the year's big headlin-
ers was the March 17 congres-
sional inquisition, which was
made seeking to look deep into
baseball's tangled relationship
with steroids. Garrison Beall,
junior construction manage-
ment major, said, "I would have
to agree with Mike Colbern, the
1978-79 White Sox catcher that
'People don't know about what
baseball does to its players I
think it's a total let down that
so many MLB players rely on
enhancement drugs to up their
performance, but at the same
time I am sure that I cannot
Imagine the pressure that must
be put on them to succeed
Of all the events that clut-
tered this past year, the tsunami
that hit all of South East Asia
stood out amongst the rest. On
Dec. 26, at 9:30 a.m local time,
two tectonic plates shifted under
the waters of the Indian Ocean
just south of the Indonesian
island of Sumatra. Twelve nations
have been affected. The death
toll is currently estimated to be
almost 140,000 and is expected
to reach 150,000. The hardest hit
countries were Indonesia, with
more than 94,000 dead and Sri
Lanka, with about 30,000 killed.
"It was ironically enlighten-
ing to see how such a massive
natural disaster caused nations all
over the world to come together
in aiding the tsunami's many
victims said Stephanie Grice,
freshmen communication major.
This information, as well as
a map of the destruction can be
seen at, which is a trade-
mark of CTV News.
The death of celebrities is
always seen as tragic events
because, as viewers, the general I
public is constantly involved
with their lives. Celebrities
almost seem to have an unspoken
connection to the public, mainly
because of this role-model type
relationship. Anyone who has
admired a famous person for
their talents can't help but feel a
sense of loss when their favorite
star is no longer alive.
Some of the milestone deaths
from this past year were Francis
Crick, co-discoverer of the DNA
double helix, died July 28 at the
age of 88. Marlon Brando, actor,
died July 1 at the age of 80. Ray
Charles, musician, died June 10
at the age of 73. Ronald Reagan,
President of the United States,
died June S at the age of 93. Julia
Child, chef, died August 13 at the
age of 91. Each affecting their own
personal audience, all of these
famous people impacted us.
It's been stated that his"tory is
man's greatest teacher and to learn
from all it has taught is to make
tomorrow better than the past.
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Heart throb Chesney had many hits this season
Kenny Chesney thrives on pulling the heart-
strings of the youths of his audience. One of his
most appealing songs to students here at ECU is
"Keg in the Closet where he reminisces on his
college days in the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He
again released a collection of Spring Break-friendly
songs with his new album Be as You Are: Songs from
an Old Blue Chair. Those students native of eastern
Carolina might find this album as comforting as
Carolina barbecue and sweet tea on a Sunday after-
noon. Other country albums of the year include:
George Straight (SO Number Ones) and jimmy Buffet
(License to Chill).
Hans Christian Andersen once said, "Where
words fail, music speaks Not only is the music we
enjoy a refuge from the pressures of college, it also
illustrates the thoughts and feelings of a population.
The albums previously mentioned are within the
vein of musical interest that the past year will be
most remembered for. From Garden State to The Mas-
sacre, these long plays accompanied ECU students
from August to April, providing time capsules in the
memory of the days come and gone. These albums
were tantamount in our experiences, can take us
back to the time of their release and remind us of
the year that was.
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This school year's hottest fashion trends
Off the shoulder shirts were a big hit In the 1980s and now they have come back and become popular in the fashion world today.
What was hot and what
most definitely was not
The 2004 - 2005 school year
has certainly been interesting
when it comes to the different
fashion trends that sprung up
here and there. Some things were
hot and original and we all fol-
lowed suit. Other fashion trends
ust caused us to stare longer at
someone in awe that they actu-
ally left the house that way.
Let's begin in the fall of 2004.
When we all got here it was
blazing hot and summer was in
the air. Over the summer most
people developed their own sense
of summer style and it was quite
interesting to say the least.
Many girls rocked the UGG
boots with the classic mini-mini-
skirt last summer. This trend
seemed to annoy most people.
The mistake with this combina-
tion is that the logic behind it
is flawed. Just because Jessica
Simpson and Cameron Diaz did
it, doesn't mean everyone can.
UGG's are without a doubt a
winter boot. The key word here
is winter. Summer clothes and
winter shoes ust don't mix. But
for those brave few who tried it,
we salute your courageousness.
Another big staple in this
school year's fashion was the
screen print T-shirts. We have all
seen the infamous "I See Dumb
People" shirt. Who can deny
it? These shirts are classics. The
"Make 7, Up Yours" shirt was also
another big hit. Screen print tees
are still fashionable and a way to
express your personality without
saying a thing.
"My favorite fashion of this
school year most definitely had
to be the tailored blazer with a
graphic tee and a stylish hat to
match. This look is mainly worn
in the fall season. I also like the
wife-beater and long jeans look.
This goes great with a pair of
extravagant chandelier earrings
and some sexy pumps said
Simone Baptiste, junior speech
pathology major.
For guys, the summer was all
about "The White Tee even a
song was made commenting on
all the things a guy can do in his
white tee. It's inexpensive and
looks fresh with a pair of clean
sneakers. The preppy look also
worked for guys last summer.
Guys were sporting Polo's and
Diesel shoes like it was no tomor-
row and it worked. For girls, it was
off the shoulder shirts.
Another fashion trend also led
the pack last summer. Culottes,
also known as gaucho pants,
took the world by storm. The fine
jersey knit material just flows in
the wind and is comfortable yet
sexy. Women love these pants.
For fall, the material changed to
capris and they too looked awe-
some. There isn't a way possible
to wear these pants, which stop
right at your shins, wrong. This
Is a wonderful thing for the fash-
ionably challenged.
As we moved into the fall
season, guys and girls sported
the tailored blazer. Blazers were
and still are a fantastic addition
to any wardrobe. Guys opted for
the member's only type blazer
or a vintage business blazer look
with both a jean or khaki pant
and some unique sneakers.
The women of ECU worked
blazers during the fall. Everyone
seemed to have a unique style
when it came to how they wore
their blazer. Girls sometimes
added small appliques or flower
pins to their blazers to give it
more edge. Blazers were undeni-
ably on the hot list for this school
year's fashion trends.
One trend that took the
campus over during the fall was
the argyle cardigan and sweat-
ers. Argyle prints were all over
the place. Girls wore cute colors
like pink and mint green and
guys went for oranges, browns
and blues.
Once winter rolled around it
was on to the next fashion hit.
Everyone who's anyone had a pea
coat this winter. The warm mate-
rial and cool colors made every
coat different. Even guys wore
man tailored pea coats. Another
winter fashion was the winter
flight jacket. Every guy has one
and every girl has the cute modi-
fied one to keep warm on those
cold walks to class.
Now we can address UGG's.
The winter UGG look was a
total success. Any boot that is
flat, comes high up on the calf
and has some kind of built in
fur lining is an awesome winter
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Spring is finally here and
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styles. This spring it's all about
linen. Linen shorts, linen
culottes, linen shirts are all in.
Bright colors are what spring is
all about. Already oranges, greens
and whites are making their way
back onto campus.
What about those all-impor-
tant spring shoes? Of course,
sporting Rainbows is a trend
that is back in full force but the
new addition to the spring foot-
wear scene is top-Siders. Who
knew these shoes, originally
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Page B1 252.328.6366 TONY ZOPPO Sports Editor BRANDON HUGHES Assistant Sports Editor
THURSDAY April 21, 2005
The difference one year makes
Holland, Holtz, Stokes
given Pirate Nation torch
Twelve.calendar turns ago,
the Wards Sports Medicine
Building stood as it is now. But
then, its attitude and tone rep-
resented the mere flicker of the
athletic department's pulse. The
somberness could be felt in the
lack of a permanent athletic
director, a disappointing bas-
ketball season and the worst
football season in history.
Fathom this in your Delo-
rean. A peep back into April 2004
would show ex-football coach
John Thompson attempting to
find a quarterback in spring prac-
tice and Bill Herrion receiving a
contract extension after bowing
out in the first round of the Con-
ference USA tournament with
a senior-laced team. Remember
Belton Rivers and Kevin Fain?
Oh, how times have changed.
A mass exodus among promi-
nent coaches has reworked the
face of the entire department.
Administrative changes began at
the top in early September with
the announcement of Holland.
A five-year rebuilding plan with
current assistant athletic director
Nick Floyd was announced.
Holland, hired awkwardly
after the start of the season,
observed. Observed he did. On
Nov. 17,2004, Holland stirred the
pot. Asking Thompson to resign
showed Holland's commitment
to the future despite vast sights
of possible improvement.
A two-week search led to cur-
rent Head Coach Skip Holtz. The
Pirate Nation voiced their con-
cerns when first rumored, but fans
rationalized Holtz' resume. Since
the first official press conference,
Holtz has won over the crowd.
A talented staff was added
that included youth, experience
and knowledge of ECU. Holtz, in
an abbreviated amount of time,
recruited local athletes. Essential
to ECU'S success, players can now
understand the importance of
natural rivalries.
With Holland's hire of Holtz,
there are no smoke and mir-
rors. Players are buying into the
system and understanding the
new schemes. Despite losing the
starting quarterback heading into
the fall, a new aura has been cre-
ated from Holtz.
That same aura did not emit
from ex-coach Bill Herrion's six
seasons. Always assured vast
improvement, it never came.
Holland's observation led to walk-
ing papers for now associate head
coach at the University of Arkansas.
Herrion was ready with a
new batch of recruits this season.
He promised improvement, ath-
leticism and senior leadership.
He never delivered with a 70-98
record and 17-47 in conference.
Undoubtedly a nice guy and a hard
worker, he made only two C-USA
tournaments in four years.
A short search led to the hiring
of former Virginia point guard
Ricky Stokes. Stokes, a player under
Holland, has hired three assistants.
Stokes was teamed with Associ-
ate Head Coach Mack McCarty.
Stokes, a well-regarded recruiter,
inked assistants that have expertise
in finding hidden local talent.
Stokes, barely familiar with
the campus, addressed a posi-
tion need with the signing of 6-
foot - 9-inch Tyronne Beale. The
200-pounder is from Maryland's
Allegany College and is the first
official signee for Stokes. He aver-
aged 22.3 points, 10.4 rebounds
and 1.76 blocks last season at the
same school Mike Castro attended.
A change in policy has also
occurred over the past year.
Holland drips prestige, a trait
not always associated with the
Pirates. He has focused on "old-
school" rules that serve as pillars
for the department. Trivial things
such as not allowing hats for
athletes in buildings give ECU a
sense of pride and worth.
An increased focus on aca-
demics helps ECU know what
is important. A stringent policy
on academics forces students to
attend class or risk missing prac-
tices or games. The new "rule"
garnered interest in Sports Illus-
trated because no other schools
have yet to implement it.
Holland has been open with
the fans since his arrival. He
has provided three open letters
depicting his point of view on
various subjects. The last urged
fans to unite together to defeat
opponents rather than complain
about the program.
Holland, Holtz and Stokes are
the future of the Pirate Nation. It is
their mission to bring ECU to the
forefront of conference expansion,
but with class and honor. Now a
year away from the roughest seas,
another year is on the horizon.
Passing through the Ward Sports
Medicine Building, the feel is
a little different. About time.
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The year in baseball: Idiots, faith, a return to greatness
Red Sox win perhaps
most memorable World
Series in MLB history
Try this on for size. Name
something the Florida Mar-
lins did twice in 10 years the
Boston Red Sox couldn't do in 86.
Answer - win a World Series.
Thanks to Curt Schilling and the
other members of the 2004 Boston
Red Sox, there is no 87th year.
On a simple ground ball hit
to closer Keith Foulke, the years
of pain, agony and worn out
jokes finally ended. The city and
country celebrated a historical
moment in sports as Edger Ren-
teria was thrown out at first,
Ending the 2004 World Series. It
took the Red Sox 86 years to relive
the feeling of 1918 - the date of
their last title.
One of the worst droughts
in sports started on a simple
trade that only the guy who
drafted Sam Bowie ahead of
Michael Jordan could appreciate.
Babe Ruth was dealt from the
Boston Red Sox to the Yankees
for $125,000. After leading the
Red Sox to the 1918 World Title
with 29 23 innings pitched in
the series, he was officially a
Captain Jason Varltek leads his team In displaying the boxes with their world series rings.
The next 86 years would
haunt the Red Sox faithful. While
the Bo Sox struggled, the rest of
Boston thrived. The Boston Mara-
thon brought the best runners in
the world to the city. The Bruins
won five Stanley Cups and was
the home to hockey greats like
Bobby Orr and Ray Borque. The
Celtics built a dynasty winning
11 NBA titles in 13 years, which
included eight in a row.
After a brief lapse, the Celtics
would win another five titles over
13 years. The Patriots quickly
became a dynasty, winning two
super bowls and a third in 2005.
Boston College lived in the minds
of sports fan after Doug Flutie's
immortal Hail Mary.
It seemed the Red Sox were
the athletic armpit of the city.
Then 1975 came along and it
looked like the curse would
finally end.
Back in the Fall Classic, every-
thing was going the Red Sox way.
Carlton Fisk waved his arms
magically, pushing the ball fair
and over the Green Monster for
a 12th inning walk off home
run in game six. In game seven,
the Bo Sox jumped out to a 3-0
lead, but Pete Rose and the Big
Red Machine battled back to win
the title.
Then perhaps the most infa-
mous play in sports, let alone
baseball, victimized Boston in
1986. With a chance to win the
series in six, a simple ground ball
dribbled the way of Red Sox first
baseman Bill Buckner. The ball
hit a pebble and skipped through
his legs, guiding the Mets to a
win in the sixth and seventh
game, once again denying the
Red Sox glory.
After decades of heartbreak,
2003 seemed to be the year for
the Sox. They looked unstoppable
with Pedro throwing darts on the
mound while boasting the most
potent lineup in baseball. The
road to the World Series from the
AL is almost always through the
Sox-Yanks rivalry and this year
Boston fans proudly fly the 2004
was no different.
Game seven, tie ball game,
bottom of the 11th inning. True
Sox fans all around the world
remember exactly where they
were at this moment in time.
In fact, many felt it coming
- the collapse, the mistake, the
curse. It did, and this time in the
MLB Champion flag at Fenway.
form of Aaron "bleeping" Boone
crushing a home run to win the
game, send the Sox home and
leave them in the familiar state
of watching their biggest rival
celebrate another pennant.
Hope springs eternal however,
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Tar Heels return to NCAA dominance
Roy Williams finally
gets his first title
It's Championship Monday
in Riverwalk andall of my friends
plus a guy 1 don t even know are
over for the NCAA final between
North Carolina and Illinois. There
are three rooms with televisions
in my apartment, and needless to
say, all three were in full use on
this night. As strange as it may
sound, each room had a different
personality, a different feel to it.
Downstairs in the living
room where the atmosphere
was more party-like, my buddies
and Mike, the guy 1 don't know,
watched the game intently. At
the same time however, there was
joking, laughing and cheering.
Kind of a relaxed mood for such
an important game.
In my room, two girls, both
sort of bandwagon Heels' fans,
watching quietly, but neverthe-
less understanding the impor-
tance of every possession. Every
once in a while, a cheer or two,
maybe even a cry for a call, but
nothing too loud.
Then there's me and my best
bud Tony. The sports editor and
myself are quite a different breed
of UNC fans. When the game is
on, interruptions with laughter
and conversation about other
things are not welcome. This
game, tl.e biggest of them all,
was something that we had both
been waiting for since 1993 - the
Tar Heels' last championship. It
was pretty visible as well. Sweat
pouring down both of our faces,
unpleasant words screamed at
officials and players throughout
the game and uncontrollable joy
when something spectacular
happened. Carolina takes a IS
point lead in the first half, me
and Tony jump around like a
couple of school girls who just
got hit on by a senior.
Flash forward. Throughout
the night, we had all enjoyed
the game in our own way. But
as the clock ticked down and
Luther Head hiked up Illinois'
40th three point attempt, an
unsuccessful one, and Sean May
grabbed the final rebound, three
rooms became one. As Tony and
I are jumping up and down in
the "focused" room, we are bum
rushed by about 10 of our closest
friends, all screaming, "Wedid it
The funniest part of the
whole dog pile was Mike, who
didn't shy away. He was right in
the middle of it all. Although we
didn't do it, it sure did feel like it.
But now, here's a look at the guys,
or who we like to call "the gods
who did do It.
Billy Packard made a state-
ment at the beginning of the tour-
nament that made me laugh. He
said one day, he believed a 16 seed
would overcome a number one
seed and move on to the second
round. 1 didn't realize how right
he might one day lie, until all the
number one seeds looked shaky
in their opening round games.
All except for UNC.
No other number one seed
won by more than 12 points, and
number one Duke was held to just
57 points in their opening round
game against a�esky Delaware
State club. The Tar Heels, unlike
other years ranked as a one or
two, came out with a vengeance.
The boys from Chapel Hill won
convincingly over crowd favor-
ite Oakland 96-68. Shooting 73
percent in the first half as well as
setting a school record for three
pointers in an NCAA tourna-
ment game with 12, the Heels
were off and rolling in the dance.
Perhaps the most promising sign
of the game was the performance
turned in by freshman sensa-
tion Marvin Williams. Williams
scored 20 points and grabbed'
eight boards to lead Carolina in
both categories.
Iowa State posed few prob-
lems in the second round and
North Carolina overcame a slug-
gish first half to deal out their
second consecutive victory of
25-plus points, winning 92-65
over the Cyclones.
That was it. The easy games
were over for the Tar Heels.
Next up was Villanova, and boy
did Head Coach Jay Wright put
together one heck of a game plan
to take the favorites down.
Assisted by a controversial
traveling call in the final minute
of the game, UNC overcame a
four point halftime deficit, to
defeat the Wildcats 67-66.
The first half belonged to Villa-
nova guard Randy Foye. Foye scored
17 of his game high 28 points in
the first half. Nova's smothering
defense forced Carolina into poor
shooting in the first half, which
led to the deficit at half time.
Carolina went on an 11-0 run
with seven minutes left in the
game, largely in part to numerous
fast breaks and early first shots
by the Wildcats. UNC held off
a furious rally and moved on to
the elite, where it looked like they
had just begun the Big Ten regular
season schedule. With wins over
Wisconsin, Michigan State and
Illinois in the elite eight, final four
and the championship respec-
tively, North Carolina not only
conquered the country, but finally
laid to rest the argument sur-
rounding the ACC vs. the Big Ten.
Rashad McCants, Raymond
Felton and Sean May (whose birth-
day was on Championship Monday)
were all named to the all tourna-
ment team along with Deron Wil-
liams and Luther Head of Illinois.
As for people asking UNC
coach Roy Williams about the
reasons why he never won a
championship, they will now
have to find a different question
for the man, who has undoubt-
edly cemented himself as one of
the premiere coaches in America.
"Maybe now they'll ask me
how many hole-in-ones I've had
in my lifetime said Williams at
the post game press conference.
"I'll be glad to answer that one
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and last spring those lovable idiots
walked into Fenway Park and began
changing history. These were guys
who apparently took a few shots
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had lost game one, they still had
scored nine runs. However, Red
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Schilling and Derek Lowe would
silence the Cardinal attack, giving
up no earned runs over the next
three games. The Red Sox bullpen
performed nearly as well, only
giving up two earned runs.
Led by Manny Ramirez, the
Red Sox's bats would not be
silenced. Ramirez batted .412
in the series and knocked in
six RBIs. Even if the bats were
not there, the Red Sox pitching
would have probably still car-
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won in four games.
Finally, after 86 years of
curses, bad bounces and flat out
misery, the Red Sox could finally
hold their heads up along side the
other great teams in their city
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their rings. Their presence at this
event and the teams they repre-
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back into Boston greatness, some-
thing the Red Sox truly missed.
The banner rolled down the
green monster, the fans went
bonkers and the team smiled
like idiots. Idiots who had finally
beaten the curse that drubbed
them for 86 long years. And
just for extra emphasis, they
accepted their rings in front of
their long time nemesis. The
Yanks sat in the away dugout,
helpless, applauding their bitter
rival. No Bucky Dent smash
could crush this moment. No
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Woods returns to number one
Tiger receives the green jacket, this time from Mickelson. for the fourth time of his career.
Tiger returns to top spot
after winning at Augusta
Tiger Woods: A god among
mere mortals in 1999 and 2000.
A stretch of 264 consecutive weeks
at the number one ranked golfer
in the world. Then, struggles.
No stroke play wins the entire
2004 four main season and a
relinquishment of number one
ai the Deutsche Bank Champion-
ship to Vijay Singh. Woods' 2004
season may have had orange cones
around it all year as his swing was
under heavy construction, in order
to get back to what he once was at
the beginning of the century.
A win to end 2004. A sense
of "uh-oh" amongst the field of
many led by their near captain,
Vijay. Could Tiger really come
back and destroy competition
like he used to? Two more wins to
open 2005, including a showdown
with I'hil Mickelson at Doral.
A swing repair can sometimes
take years, even a lifetime to
Not Tiger's though. Tiger
tore it all down and started from
scratch and in less than two
years, the man is back.
If you are a big Trent Wynne
fan and happen to read all my
articles and post them on your
blackboard at home, then you
might just remember the article
that 1 closed the semester out
with to end 2004. 1 was asked to
make my prediction on what Mr.
Woods would show us in 200S.
"So what can the average fan
ol golf expect from Tiger in 2005?
Tiger, with his uncanny ability
to step up to challenges, will not
back down from the one that
Vijay has presented to him in this
past season. Woods will return
to dominance next year, win-
ning two out of four majors and
regaining his title as the number
one player in the world
A little excerpt from last fall's
piece and one that might turn out
see TIGER WOODS page B7
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to be dead on after Tiger's recent
triumph at the Masters.
You are down seven strokes
at one of the most prestigious
tourneys in all of golf after round
one. What do you do? The bad
breaks are too many to count.
You fly a wedge dead on at
the flag stick and watch as it
bounces off and rolls into the
bunker on a downhill lie.
You have an eagle putt on a par
5 that you barely miss and it
rolls until it finds water. Bogey.
You lip out putt after putt after
putt. And this is just day one.
"Tiger is going to fire a 65
tomorrow and get right back in
the hunt I said to my brother.
"At Augusta?" he said.
"There is no way he goes
that low
He didn't go that low. I was
wrong. He only shot 66 in round
two, still trailing a blazing Chris
DiMarco by six.
Since most of day one was a
washout, Woods and the rest of
the field had to play as many holes
as possible on Saturday to set up
the Sunday finish at Augusta.
Tiger started round three at the
end of Saturday and finished
on Sunday morning, with a 65.
DiMarco, after starting so
convincingly, was beginning to
crumble under the pressure from
Woods. DiMarco shot a third
round, 74, which placed him
three strokes behind Tiger, who
was 8-0 in majors when lead-
ing heading into the final day.
Tiger teed off at 3 p.m. on
Sunday afternoon with DiMarco
as his playing partner. This was
undoubtedly a two-man race.
Woods put the pressure on
early with birdie, birdie. But
DiMarco's iron play was simply
splendid and if it was not for his
putter throughout the day, he
might have dawned the Green
Jacket when the evening arrived.
After blowing two strokes of
his lead. Tiger Woods stepped to
the 16th tee box, well aware he
needed something big to keep the
pressure on thecharging DiMarco.
Smack. Millions of Americans
watched as Tiger grimaced. Way
off the green and left, nearly
finding the drink. His playing
buddy stuck the green once again.
This could be the tour-
ney, not for Woods however.
If DiMarco hits and Tiger does
not reach a tap in distance
on the tough green at 16, he
could be staring bogey head on.
Woods was first to play, obvi-
ously, as his ball sat a great dis-
tance from the putting surface.
Woods addressed the ball as a
full gallery looked on. He needed to
get it close and carry at least a share
of the lead into the last two holes.
All was silent as the most
softest of sounds came from the
Tiger's club.
He played it left of the cup,
well left. The contour of the
green would bring it back down
near the cup and allow Woods to
tap in for his par. But as soon as
Tiger saw the ball hit the exact
spot on the green that he wanted,
he knew this could be the defin-
ing moment. End over end the
Nike Swoosh trickled closer and
closer to the cup. DiMarco in the
background, standing still, wait-
ing. Woods and his caddy began
running towards the ball, as if
they knew its fate was to arrive
in the bottom of the cup.
And then it stopped. Smiles
to frowns. Cheers to tears. Jubilation
to anguish.
Expressions changed in a matter
of a second. The ball, with the clas-
sic Nike check facing the gallery,
had stopped on the lip of the
cup. In the movies it would have
fallen. But this is real life and
stuff like that neverlT FELL.
The crowd erupted, strang-
ers hugged, high fives passed
through the air without a care in
the world. You get hit with one,
too bad. It doesn't hurt. Tiger
Woods just made one of the big-
gest shots in golf history.
Woods and caddy, priceless.
A big come on and hand slap
between the two and then back
to business. DiMarco, stunned.
He failed on his birdie attempt.
He played par golf the rest
of the way, which won him a
ticket into a playoff with Woods,
who bogeyed the final two holes
coming in. Tiger would go on to
win in the first playoff hole.
The man is back.
Watching Tiger walk to the
trailer to finalize his scorecard,
some of the commentators said
critics were going to question
Tiger's performance coming
down the stretch. I say to those
critics: Please grow up. The man
got every possible bad break in
the first round and trailed by
seven strokes. Sometimes Tiger
Woods can't run away with a
tourney, especially when the
balls doesn't roll his way.
Tiger Woods is number one
and the rest of the tour can kiss
that goodbye for another several
years. Forget a Tiger Slam or
whatever a non-calendar year
slam is called. Tiger Woods might
win the grand slam, all four
majors, in this year.
If anyone can do it, it's Tiger.
I'm saying for sure two out of
four, like I said at the end of
2004. Watch out and pay atten-
tion to the tube. Woods will
single handily become the great-
est golfer in the history of the
game, in 2005.
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The eventual result of all this
controversy? A so-called stronger
testing polity for MLB with stiffer
punishments. First-time offend-
ers are suspended 10 days. A
second time costs 30 days, a third
60 days and a fourth will suspend
a player for the season.
Selig was an advocate for the
stronger steroid testing policy
and the initial effects began on
Opening Day. Alex Sanchez of the
Tampa Bay Devil Rays was the first
MLB player to be suspended under
the new policy and Colorado
Rockies outfielder Jorge Piedra fol-
lowed suit. Both have combined
for just seven career home runs.
Thirty-eight minor leaguers
have tested positive, reinforcing
the notion that young players will
do anything to reach the majors
and sign that lucrative contract.
Another cause for concern is
the number of players from the
Dominican Republic that tested
positive for steroids or related
substances. The first testing of
the Dominican Summer League
resulted in 97 positive tests or 11
percent of the players, six times
higher than U.S. minor leagues.
As the suspensions mount,
the steroids scandal will con-
tinue to escalate. Fortunately
for Major League Baseball, the
controversy will eventually die
down like all other issues. What
the sport needs is an exciting and
untainted season to gain back
the fans lost from the incidents
that have taken place over the
last year.

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144K miles. Must see Rusty 717-1028.
Disc Repair for Playstation, X-Box,
and all standard size disk media 90
of non-functioning discs can be
restored to good condition. Located in
Poorman's Flea Market, Highway 264
Between Greenville and Washington,
booth 29. Open Saturday 11-2, Sunday
10-4. For info call 252-412-1206 (cell)
or 252-792-2758
Barefoot Bernie's Bar St 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 heather@barefootbernies.
com You may also go to our website
at for an
Primrose School - Raleigh N.C.
is looking to hire qualified Child
Development graduates. Great
compensation package. Fax resume
to 919-329-2930 or call 919-329-
2929. EOE
Baby sitters needed come meet
some mothers in need of Babysitters.
Tentative open house Thursday May
5th at 6:30 pm Bring Resume and
References. Call to confirm 321-8384
or 355-0510
Paid Democracy Internship: Help
continue the civil rights and voting
rights movements. Greenville and
Charlotte summer internships for
undergrads. Pays $2000. Contact: or 888-687-
8683 xt. 16
Christian Nursery Workers needed.
Sunday mornings 9:15-12:15.
Additional hours available. Pick up
application at Jarvis Memorial United
Methodist Church 510 S.Washington
St. or call Patty Marr @ 757-1883
Active Handicapped Male Needs
Personal Attendant 7-10 am M-F and
Every Other Weekend. Duties Include
Bathing, Dressing, etc. Call 756-9141
Mystery Shoppers Needed! Earn
While You Shop! Call Now Toll Free
1-888-255-6040 Ext 13400
Want to work at the beach this
summer? Clawsons Restaurant
in Beaufort is seeking summer
employees for all positions. Visit
com for application. Callemail EOE
252-728-2133 Great money for a little
commute to the beach!
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
Movie ExtrasModels Needed
Young Faces Needed to Fill a Variety
of Jots! Candidates Needed for
Crowd and Background Scenes for
Local Productions. No Experience
Required All Looks Needed! Up to
$22 Hourly Call 1(800) 280-0177
Now for More Info
The Green Room is Hiring! Make Quick
Cash! No experience needed! Set you
own schedule! Will train. Contact us
for more info! (252)321-1219 or email:
Food Delivery Drivers Wanted for
Restaurant Runners Part-time. Reliable
transportation a must. Some lunch
and weekend availability required.
Call 756-5527 Between 2-5 and leave
message if necessary. Greenville
Residents only. Sorry no dorm
Need FTbut only have PT hours
available? I am looking for individuals
to help me spread the word about
VOIP. Earn up front money and
residuals. Graduate with a degree and
an ever increasing income stream.
Get paid every month for what you do
today. Call to learn more about this
exciting opportunity. 252-558-4284.
Join the BBC - The Buffalo Brew Crew,
Buffalo Wild Wings is now accepting
applications for summer part-time
staffing for the following departments -
2 Server, 2 Door. Applications accepted
1-6 p.m. daily, 114 East 5th Street.
Part-time Office AssistantReceptionist
needed. Basic computer skills a must,
experience with Microsoft WordExcel
and Quickbooks a plus! Flexible hours.
Lifeguards, Swim Instructors and
Coaches. Greenville, Farmville, Wilson,
Goldsboro, Ayden, Atlantic Beach. Call
Bob, 714-0576.
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.
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. Contact (336) 861-
1198 or
Bartending! $250day potential.
No experience necessary. Training
provided. (800) 965-6520 ext. 202.
ECU prof, seeks experienced sitter(s)
for care or 3 boys at our house or yours.
4 daysweek: 14m. 6t3yr. all day; 4
12 yr, 11:45 pick-up (May), all day
(June). Rate competitive. Valid driver's
license & references required. Contact:, 355-8710
Pitt-Greene Chem-Dry is hiring part-
time and full-time carpet cleaning
technicians. No experience necessary.
Flexible hours. Valid DL and criminal
background check required. Call
Distinguished visiting Professor seeks
furnished apartment for Fall Semester
2005 Call 756-8951
The fourth annual Minority Student
Ball will take place April 23 at 8 p.m.
in the Murphy Center. For ticket
information contact the Ledonia
Wright Cultural Center at 328-6495.
Clip and save this information � Write these dates on your calendar!
All vehicle registration and permit requests
will be completed on-line through OneStop.
FacultyStaff and Student parking permit purchase vehicle registration for 2005-06 will be completed on-line through the ECU OneStop system
following the schedules outlined below. 2005-06 permits will be mailed beginning Monday, June 13, 2005. To purchase a current year, 2004-05
permit, even if just for the summer term, please visit the parking office.
� Current 2004-05 permit holders in zones A1 and A3
Registration and permit purchase is ONLY available APRIL 18-29, 2005 (space will not be held after April 29, 2005).
� Current 2004-05 individuals on WAITING LISTS for zones A1 and A3 BEGINS Monday, May 9, 2005.
Parking & Transportation Services will offer in sequential order A1 or A3 permits until set capacity is reached.
� Current 2004-05 permit holders in zones A2, B2, B1, B3, C, and D, and individuals not currently holding a permit:
Registration BEGINS Monday, May 16, 2005.
� ECU OneStop Vehicle Registration will open to accept all permit applications.
� Applicants may purchase permits based upon availability.
� If selected permit is unavailable, registrant may place name on waiting list.
Vehicle Information: Registered Owner, Make, Model, License PlateTag
Insurance Information: (students) Policy Holder, Policy Number, Coverage Information
1) Go on-line to
2) Enter your user ID and password (same as ECU e-mail)
3) Click on Vehicle Registration listed under Transportation and Security
4) Follow the instructions on the screen
5) If you choose to pay by check or cash: you MUST PRINT YOUR PERMIT REQUEST FORM and
mail it along with your check or money order to the Parking Office. Payment by cash only allowed
in person at the Parking Office. IMPORTANT: If paying by cash or check, your parking permit will
not be reserved for you until your payment has been received by the Parking Office.
All citations not under appeal must be paid prior to permit purchase.
Parking and Transportation Services
305 E. Tenth Street � Greenville NC 27858
phone: 252.328.6294
Students who currently hold 2004-2005,
Freshman (D Zone) permits may use any B2 or
C Zone parking areas for the first summer ses-
sion, through June 30. A 2005-06 permit, or
summer session permit will be required begin-
ning July 1. Students who currently have a D
Zone permit but will be living on College Hill dur-
ing first summer session must contact Parking &
Transportation Services to have their permit vali-
dated for A2 Zone parking.
If you do not have a current ECU parking permit,
you may purchase a summer session permit
from the Parking & Transportation Office located
at 305 E 10th Street during regular business
hours. Permits for 1st session ONLY are $20.
Permits for 2nd session ONLY are $20.
Permits for BOTH 1st and 2nd sessions are
For more information on summer session park-
ing and the parking program, visit our web site
at www.ecu.eduparking. If you have questions,
contact our office at (252) 328-6294.

Lucky girl. Exams are done, semester's
over and her wallet's fat. Party time.
She sold her books at U.B.E. so she got the absolute most
for her texts. Plus the lines moved quickly and she got her
money fast and fair because the U.B.E. folks know what
they're doing. Now she's good to go for her extra-curricular
festivities. Happy day. Thanks to U.B.E. Buyback. Lucky girl.
U.B.E. Uptown Greenville � 516 South Cotanche St.
Monday & Tuesday, April 25 & 26 9:00am to 6:00�
Wednesday & Thursday, April 27 & 28 9:00am to 7:00�.
Friday, April 29 (Arbor Day, plant a tree!) 9:00am to 6:00�
Saturday, April 30
10:00am to 5:00�
Monday - Wednesday, May 2 - 4
9:00am to 7:00km.
U.B.E. Remote Book Buyback at the Alpha Phi House
(Bottom of College Hill) Jujt jog down to Alpha Phi and trade those books for cold cash!
Monday, April 25
9:00am to 5:00�
Wednesday - Friday, April 27 - 29
Monday & Tuesday, May 2 & 3
9:00am to 5:00�
9:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, May 4 (Last day of exams) 9:00am to 5:00�
We're Open on Commencement Day
Do some Pirate shopping before heading out of town!
Saturday, May 7
9:00am to 6:00�
Uptown Greenville 516 South Cotanche Street 758-2616

Those "all inclusive" Apts
$325-385 per monthperson
3 or 4 bedrooms
Roommate matchingjust like the
Computer room onsite
Fitness center
Utilities includedusually only a
limited allowance

Cable included
$357 average rental price
per person per month
Wyndham Court
$225 per person
2 bedroom apts.
YOU pick your roommate
You probably already own a computer
Multi-millionrec. center on campus
paid for by your ECU tuition
energy efficient- average utility bill
is onfy $90

Cable Included
$270 average rental price
per person per month
Total savings $2088 per year
Now Includes Free Cable &
Discounted Wireless Broadband
Office located at: 104-D WYNDHAM CIRCLE
call: 561 -7679
Now leasing for Spring and Fall 2005

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Do it all day on Reading Day at the PiCL SPA at
Mendenhall Student Center and the Student Recreation Center!
Enjoy a wide array of stress busting activities from 10 minute massages, aerobic
workouts, yoga, meditation, study skills, exam preparation to stress management
workshops (reflexology, aromatherapy, acupressure) from 1pm-5pm. Grab a free
cup of gourmet coffee at our outdoors Cafe Bistro (Mendenhall patio) from
5pm-7pm. FREE Bowling and Billards from 6pm-8pm at the Outer Limitz. Don't miss
the COMIC RELEASE COOKOUT featuring your favorite grilled foods and a
performance by the TRANSACTORS (improvisational comedy troupe from Raleigh)
from 6pm-9pm. Sign-up for the 10 minute massages starts at noon. Sponsored by
Partners in Campus Life (PiCL) and Student Government Association.
Note: For those on the meal plan, enjoy a
free meal at the MIDNIGHT BREAKFAST
sponsored by Campus Dining at Todd and
West End Dining Halls from 10pm-1am.

The East Carolinian, April 21, 2005
East Carolina's student-run campus newspaper was first published in 1923 as the East Carolina Teachers College News (1923-1925). It has been re-named as The Teco Echo (1925, 1926-1952), East Carolinian (1952-1969), Fountainhead (1969-1979), and The East Carolinian (1969, 1979-present). It includes local, state, national, and international stories with a focus on campus events.
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