THE EAST CAROLINIAN
Volume 80 Number 81
Wright Place under construction
The Wright Place has already been cleared out in order to remodel the interior to include a Sbarro's.
Heart of campus
For the first time in over a decade,
the Wright Place will be closed to
students and faculty as it undergoes
renovations this summer.
The Wright Place, long recog-
nized as the center of campus activ-
ity, will reopen in August sporting a
new and updated look and offering
patrons more food choices than
ever before. However, the other
facilities in Wright Plaza, such as
the student store and counseling
center, will remain open.
The Department of Dining Ser-
vices has planned this update for
several years, but found it difficult
because the facility is the only one
on campus that is open to students
and faculty year-round.
However, according to Joyce
Sealey, ECU food service director,
the years of constant use have
taken their toll on the facility, and
it was necessary to shut down this
summer and make improvements.
"That building has been in con-
stant use for 10 years and has been
worked hard said Sealey.
"It was just time
In addition to new floors, fresh
paint and new equipment, Ara-
mark, ECU'S food service provider,
has acquired a Sbarro's franchise to
be placed in the location.
"A lot of thought went in to
what would work in that location
"We thought Sbarro's would go
Total cost of the renovation is
expected to be close to $120,000-
c $200,000 for the renovations and
$70,000 for the Sbarro's franchise.
2 The money for this project will
,�j come out of the Dining Services
� Fund Balance, which funds all proj-
S ects done by ECU Dining Services.
� "We pay for all our own proj-
ects Sealey said.
The Wright Place renovation is
the first of several changes being
made around ECU's campus this
summer. The Spot, also a favorite
among students, will be moved to
the old Mendenhall Dining Hall,
making room for the new SGA
offices that will be located in its
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New sports studies degree offered at ECU
Program is a first for
the UNC system
The voices of ECU sports lovers
have been heard, and a new Bach-
elor of Science in Sports Studies will
be offered to students.
This degree is meant for stu-
dents who have an interest in sports
but don't want to be PE teachers or
sports scientists (physiologists) and
who want to use that interest in a
Students have shown an extreme
interest in the sports program, and,
according to the program's creator,
Anthony Laker, ECU now has "a
critical mass of faculty who will be
able to meet the student demand
for our classes
Both the university and- stu-
dents stand to benefit from the
degree. Students will benefit from
this degree since the sports indus-
try brings in more than $400 bil-
lion and is still expanding fairly
"ECU will benefit by having
a degree that has the potential to
attract more students to the uni-
versity said Laker.
ECU is the only school in the
UNC system to offer this program.
Students think the unique degree
shines a positive light on the uni-
"It's kind of cool that ECU
is offering something that other
schools aren't said Joesph Brick-
house, graduate student at ECU.
"It makes us look cool
As well as being an interesting
degree, sports students will also
participate in four hours of sports
activity elective courses. Toward
the end of the program, students
will work closely with individual
faculty in culminating a project
that should integrate the content
of the-degree with a look at sports
in the real world.
"The degree takes a liberal arts
and social science perspective to
look at sports in its broadest sense,
from pro football to recreational
activities to health and fitness pro-
grams Laker said.
"Students will take classes that f
deal with sports sociology, sports �
psychology, international sports,
sports in the media and so on. Stu-
dents will learn about sports as a
major factor in human society and
in a variety of cultural settings
Students will have to complete
120 hours to obtain this degree, and
a minor is required. This will enable
Minors that would benefit with
this degree include communica-
tion, business administration and
Aaron Forbis, senior, said the
new degree allows him to study
what he is interested in and will
students to tailor their degree
to meet their career aspiration. .?,��.���3ee DEGREE page A3
Amanda Mozingo works in the
classroom as she is observed
through an Internet program.
Students and educators
observe classrooms on
The advancement of technol-
ogy has saved time, energy and now
gas with the help of ECU's College
of Education and other area public
Polycom, a technical device
that allows professors to observe
interns via the Internet, permits
easy access inside classrooms.
Director of ECU's Latham Clini-
cal Schools Network, Vivian Cov-
ington, said the technology allows
for educators and students alike to
cut down on traveling and still be
able to participate in area school
locations and remote areas.
"It allows farther counties to
participate as partners with us
The program, which was piloted
this year, has been working for
several years to get permission from
students and parents alike.
The intern process consists of
an initial visit in which the intern
develops repor with the school
where heshe will be interning. The
interns then complete four visits to
their chosen school.
"The initial visit builds trust
and is a good start for the interns in
our program Covington said.
"We would not want to give up
the face to face interaction, but who
knows? Technology could make it
very comfortable and very real
The Polycom system could
make traveling to another school
system a thing of the past, but Lon
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JUNE 8, 2005
KRISTIN DAY NEWS EDITOR
Announcements News Briefs
City Council Meeting
The Greenville City Council will hold
public hearings during the June 9
meeting at 7 p.m. In the city council
chambers. Issues discussed during
the public hearing include rezoning
various areas of Greenville.
The ECU Police Department is hokJng a
findraistig event al Ron Ptprs Motorsports
June 11 lorn 7 am 2 pm The event wl
be a TVnchShootout which is a motorcycle
horsepower contest There win be music
food, door prizes and a motorcycle ride
through Greenvie The event wl benefit the
Special Olympics of North Caroira. For more
rtormafon, contact Ihe ECU PD at 328-6787
National Guard DVD
Sgt. 1st Class Jimmy Smith with the
National Guard will show his DVD of his
experience while serving in Iraq June 16
at noon in 339 Rawl. This video captures
all of a National Guard soldier's duties,
including his visit to local schools to give
donations from Greenville and ECU, and
gives an in-depth look into life as a soldier.
Officers with the National Guard will be
available for questioning afterward.
Pender County says sheriff right
to fire cohabiting dispatcher
BURGAW, NC - Pender County's sheriff
was simply obeying the law and doing
his job when he told a dispatcher
to marry her live-in boyfriend or find
somewhere else to work, the county
Trey Thurman III made the argument in
a motion filed Monday that sought the
dismissal of a lawsuit filed on behalf
of Debora Hobbs.
Hobbs, 40, alleges her boss, Sheriff
Carson Smith, told her to get married,
move out or find another job after he
found out she and her boyfriend had
been living together for three years.
The couple did not want to get married,
so Hobbs quit
Thurman said Smith was simply
ordering Hobbs to obey a 200-year-old
state law that forbids unmarried couples
to live together. The rarely enforced law
carries a fine of up to $1,000 and as
much as 60 days in jail.
"She was basically told, 'You have to
obey the law Thurman said.
"That's the bottom line. It's not something
new. It was in the personnel policy
The lawsuit filed by the American Civil
Liberties Union contends that the law
is unconstitutional. The organization
believes a 2003 U.S. Supreme Court
ruling striking down a Texas anti-
sodomy law might undermine North
Carolina's cohabitation law.
Thurman's motion also says that
because Hobbs technically never said
whether she was sleeping with her
boyfriend which the law stipulates
her case has no merit.
The motion says Hobbs never said she
"lewdly and lasciviously associates,
beds or cohabits, and her complaint
therefore fails to state any claim for
which relief can be granted
White House says North Korea not
Indicating willingness to resume
WASHINGTON - The White House said
Tuesday that North Korea, in talks with
the United States, gave no indication
that it is ready to return to six-party
talks on halting its nuclear weapons
The two sides met in New York
Monday, their first meeting in a month.
The U.S. aim is to resume six-nation
negotiations after a yearlong impasse.
The meeting came as the United
States withdrew a threat to try to
punish the North Koreans soon with
"We're hopeful they will return to
the talks said Scott McClellan,
spokesman for President Bush.
However, he said, North Korea did
not indicate in Monday's meeting that
it was ready to resume negotiations.
He said the meeting in New York was
Even with the meeting, the situation
has not changed, said another senior
Bush administration, who spoke on
condition of anonymity because of the
delicacy of the diplomacy involved.
The U.S. position calls on North Korea
to return at an early date without any
In Tokyo, Japanese Prime Minister
Junichiro Koizumi said he believed
North Korea wanted to return to
the negotiations and resolve an
international standoff over its nuclear
"I believe that North Korea really does
want somehow to hold six-party talks
and resolve the matter the Kyodo
news agency quoted Koizumi as
telling reporters during a visit to the
2005 World Expo in Aichi.
Mortar shell strikes Gaza
JERUSALEM - A Palestinian mortar
shell struck a greenhouse in a Gaza
Strip settlement, killing a Palestinian
and an Asian worker Tuesday, the
Israeli army said, hours after Israeli
soldiers killed a top militant in a
gunbattle in the West Bank.
The attack on the Ganei Tal settlement
also wounded five other non-Israeli
workers, the army said, amid a barrage
of Palestinian attacks on southern
Hamas claimed responsibility for firing
six mortar shells at the settlements in
southern Gaza Tuesday afternoon,
although it was unclear if those
included the attack on Ganei Tal.
The militant group said the attacks
were in retaliation for a scuffle at a
Jerusalem holy site Monday and the
separate killings of the Islamic Jihad
militant and a person who jumped
the border fence between Egypt and
The army said none of the other mortar
shells caused any injuries.
"The Zionist enemy shoulders the
full responsibility for its escalation
and the Palestinian resistance has
the right to retaliate against these
aggressions Hamas spokesman
MushirAI Masri said.
Hamas and Islamic Jihad both said
they had no intention of pulling out of
the Feb. 8 truce.
Morwah Kamil, 25, head of the Islamic
Jihad military wing in Jenin, was killed in a
lengthy gunbattle that erupted when Israeli
troops entered the town of Qabatiya, near
Jenin, in an arrest raid, witnesses said.
The Israeli army confirmed Kamil was the
object of the raid.
Another gunman was killed, and
five Palestinians were wounded,
witnesses said. The Israeli army said
one soldier was slightly injured in the
confrontation, in which Palestinian
gunmen in several locations traded
a forum to exchange messages, not Israel that further undermined a fire with soldiers.
The theatre classic Grease will be
performed June 21 - 25 at 8 p.m. in the
McGlnnis Theatre. Tickets are $30 for
the general public, $27.50 for senior
citizens and current ECU faculty and
staff and $20 for youth or ECU students
in advance, or $30 at the door. For more
information, visit ecu.educs-studentlife
mcginnisSummerTheatre.cfm or call
328-6829 or 1-800-ECU-ARTS.
Driving for a Cure
The Mariey Fund will hold its third annual
"Driving for a Cure" golf tournament
June 23 at Ironwood. Registration
and lunch, provided by Outback
Steakhouse, will begin at 11 a.m
followed by the shotgun start at 12:30
p.m. Refreshments will be provided
by Coastal Beverage Company and
Minges Bottling Group. There will also
be a $20,000 putting contest and
prizes including a Harley Davidson and
Nissan Altima for hole in ones. Anyone
can sign up for a four-person team with
a $400 donation. For more information,
call Mariey Fund at 215-0925.
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Former LA officer discusses safety
Bob Martin speaks on the importance of acknowledging intuition.
LeCtUre COnCentrateS On advises people and departments on
"the assessment of situations that
might lead to violence
Martin said he first encoun-
tered serious violence during his
first year as a police officer after a
domestic dispute ended in a grue-
some murder. During his career, he
saw SOO more murder cases.
He said these days, the fear of
violence is everywhere, stating a
surge in the problem is possibly a
result of a changing society.
"Certainly we are all easily
aware of the violence around us
A former Los Angeles com-
manding officer visited ECU last
week and spoke about campus and
community safety to an audience
including police officers, students
Bob Martin was with the l.APD
for almost 30 years and is currently
the vice president o! i a in de Becker
and Associate, tl f:a1rfrrrtaflTm that
Martin said a fighter used to
be a hero whether it was Beowulf,
David or Chuck Norris. This fighter
was glamorized until about 100
years ago when fighting became
Concerning personal safety, he
said one common mistake people
often make is assuming certain
people are incapable of violence or
that particularly disturbing crimes
are inhuman. Jeffrey Dahmer was
called inhuman by the public,
when in fact, he was not the first
to commit such crimes.
"What they are is precisely
human Martin said.
"They do what humans do
Nothing human is foreign
The key to protecting oneself,
according to Martin, is by first
believing it can happen.
"If you can't believe it, you
can't predict it. If you can't predict
it, you can't prevent it Martin
Asking the questions you want
to know is also a good method.
Martin said children are 100 times
more likely to be molested by some-
one they know than by Sonrteorfe
they don't, yet parents tell their
kids not to talk to strangers. He says
this is because people are in denial.
Nobody asks the babysitter if they
ever molested anyone because they
don't want to be rude or embarrass
someone, but that is the question
they really care about.
"Make fast choices to exclude
people, make slow choices to let
people in Martin said.
Martin said people must also
learn how to distinguish making
a threat and posing one. There is
not one recorded case in history
where someone both threatened
and attacked a public figure. Posing
a threat is more dangerous.
Martin said no one is danger-
ous to everyone all of the time,
and everyone is capable of great
violence. It depends on the situ-
ation a person is put into. He said
violence is a process.
"It is not a spontaneous act
out of the middle of nowhere
"Nobody ever, ever, ever just
snaps. There are warning signs
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Pierce, assistant professor at ECU,
says the program is successful, but
they are not 100 percent ready.
"It's just another method to use
technology and the resources avail-
able to ECU and the school systems
we serve said Pierce.
Some of the school systems that
have participated in this interactive
experience include Lenoir County
with Kinston High School and Eastern
Wayne High School of Wayne County.
"Students can benefit from real
time teaching experience and then
have the opportunity to debrief
right after with the use of this
system Covington said.
Covington also noted that the
video conferencing provides an
opportunity to faculty and students
to observe educators and classrooms
without disrupting the natural flow
of the classroom setting.
Ivan Wallace, professor and
chairperson at ECU, said interns
were aware of the ongoing obser-
vations, but it was no disruption.
Due to the physical presence of the
video system and not the actual
professor, the interns reacted differ-
ently because they didn't feel they
needed approval from a professor
and they acted naturally.
The cameras allow an observ-
ing professor to pan the room and
zoom in on a teacher-student inter-
action without being obtrusive.
Aside from traveling, the Poly-
com video system unit is also
inexpensive compared to most
technology, and three to four of
ECU's systems are rented out to
other school systems for a certain
amount of time. The school systems
like the program so much that they
are interested in purchasing some
equipment of their own.
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help him with career decisions.
"I have always loved sports,
but never really wanted to be a
PE teacher or athletic anything,
so now that this is offered, I feel
better about going into the real
world because now I actually
think I know what I want to do
For students who are still inter-
ested in sports but have already
declared a major, there is also a
minor program offered.
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Intuition, knowing with-
out seeing all of the evidence,
is a natural defense everyone
has, but rarely uses. Anything
relative to safety humans put
into intuition immediately. For
example, if a car on the road
seems suspicious to a person, he
will slow down and wait for the
car to pass.
"The human brain is never
more miraculous than when its
host is in trouble Martin said.
Humans predict how people act
in everything, but violence is the
easiest to predict. Yet people are the
only beings that will rationalize
and override their intuition.
Violence may be the easiest
thing for humans to predict, but
there is still no explanation for it.
Humans understand violence in
every other creature on earth but
Martin also discussed fear and
worry and the uselessness of the
latter. He said fear is the response
to a present hazard. Worry is every-
thing else. It is all in memory and
imagination, therefore nothing to
Martin said one of the greatest risks
is ignorance, and those who deny the
risk are those who worry the most.
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JENNIFER HOBBS EDITOR IN CHIEE
Why can't I get a Coke? Isn't
school about choice? Learning dif-
ferent aspects? I like Pepsi, but I also
I love construction! It's great
To the hot bus driver that always
drives the commuter bus on Wednes-
day afternoon, I know that I'm always
looking at you so just talk to me. I
know you want to.
Why do I have to get up and be
awake and ready for class at 8 and not
be late, but it is OK for me to wait until
10 minutes after 8 when the professor
decides to come to class? If I am late
and I get in trouble, shouldn't they?
Walking to class in the rain is the
worst. Teachers should just cancel
class when it rains.
To the guy that parks his blue sta-
tion wagon on Oak St. You are hot.
I need bubble sheets. Where can I
get them past 5:00 p.m. on campus?
To the hot bus drivers: even
though you get me to class 15 minutes
late every day, I'm still glad that your
hot body takes me to class. Next time
the bus is full, can I sit on your lap?
Forget Ciara, my cookies don't
stay in the jar!
My instructor wants to choke the
class. It's called tae kwon do and only
the most fun class I've taken at ECU.
Why does the professor's brain
take a vacation when we need them in
summer school? At least try to teach
us. These tests are hard every week.
Jennifer L Hobbs
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in My Opinion
Liberals voice statements that contradict
Who is feeding the
country with lies?
It has been confirmed beyond
any doubt: The LiberalDemocrat
powers-that-be are racist, divisive,
sexist, intolerant, politically incor-
rect, lying, immoral, immature
This is a paraphrased quotation
I ran across recently on the Internet.
The funny thing about this quote is
that I found it on one of the many
liberal Web sites that I frequent, so
don't howl in outrage at me. While I
agree whole-heartedly with the sen.
timent, I didn't pen them. But, since
we are on the subject anyway
In conversations about current
events with many people recently,
including my extremely intelligent
(minus the lapse when she married
me 21 years ago) wife and after read-
ing some "literature" that was thrust
upon my daughter when she left
the subway during a recent school
trip to Washington, D.C I can see
how even some liberals are finally
coming to their senses.
Democrats (liberals) claim to
be stalwarts of unity, racial equal-
ity, sensitivity, political correct-
ness, reason, truth, justice and the
American Way. They say they "care"
and "feel for" the plight of women,
minorities, the poor and any other
group who has been treated unfairly
by life. OK, we'll give them that.
Anybody can make claims about
themselves or their group. They
can even delude themselves into
believing what they claim about
themselves is true. The real test,
however, is when reality meets
rhetoric. Do they walk the talk or
just talk a good game? Just for fun,
how about we examine the Demo-
crats' performance based on their
Civil Rights: When the country
was going through the agony of
the Civil Rights movement, the
staunchest opponents were South-
ern Democrats. They did everything
in their power to block the legisla-
tion, including filibusters. The only
reason that Civil Rights legislation
passed was because the Southern
Democrats were bribed with, and
promised, other things for their
support. If that hadn't happened,
we may still have separate drinking
fountains, schools, etc. all through
the South. So, after such an auspi-
cious start, how have liberal Demo-
The vast majority of the obstruc-
tionism, racial epithets and slurs
being voiced today are coming from
liberals. We have been treated to the
disgusting sight in recent years of
the Democratliberal leadership and
Civil Rights groups vilifying and
attacking minorities like Clarence
Thomas, Colin Powell, Condoleezza
Rice, Janice Rogers Brown, Miguel
Estrada and many, many others.
These attacks have included racist
insults, innuendo, cartoons, editori-
als, slander, libel, lies, defamation of
character and more.
Many of these people have
raised themselves from the depths
of poverty to the highest levels of
government and corporate life. They
should be held up as inspirational
figures and examples of what is
possible in our country. Instead,
because they do not hold the same
beliefs that liberals do, they are ridi-
culed and smeared. All compliments
of the very same people who claim
the mantle of protector of minority
The liberal record on gender
issues is equally abysmal. If a woman
should mindlessly spout the liberal
mantra (such as many Hollywood
actresses), they are instantly quoted,
lionized and held up as a shining
example of womanhood. But let a
woman support issues such as tra-
ditional marriage, Right to Life or
any conservative value and she is
immediately and ruthlessly attacked,
vilified, slandered, libeled you get
the picture. Either that or her words
are totally ignored by the media in
the hopes that she will just go away.
Phyllis Schaffley, the woman who
nearly single-handedly averted the
disaster of the Equal Rights Amend-
ment is living proof of that. Ever
heard of her? Look her up. She is
quite a woman. Another example of
someone who could be held up as an
example to women everywhere, but
isn't. So much for women's issues.
And how about the claim that
liberals are inclusive? Have you ever
heard such a load of horse manure?
Inclusive? Liberals make it a point
to be as divisive as they can in as
many circumstances as possible.
Who is spouting that conservatives
are trying to starve old people, going
to turn back the clock on Civil
Rights and sacrificing our children's
education because accountability is
demanded? Who engages in class
envywarfare, cries "racism" at the
drop of a hat, wails that the "rich"
have too much money, etc etc etc.?
How is that inclusive? Anyone care
to take a stab at that one?
How can any sane person believe
that liberals are tolerant of individual
differences or competing ideas? When-
ever someone disagrees with them the
name calling starts. These poor people
are characterized on national TV and
in the press as "ignorant, stupid, dumb
as a stump, brain dead" for commit-
ting such a grievous sin.
The favorite insult recently
includes all manner of Nazi refer-
ences. Liberals have been calling
President Bush, Republicans and
even Democrats who stray from
the Party line Nazis, fascists, little
Eichmans, SS goons, you name it, for
years. So tolerance is now defined as
insulting and belittling people who
disagree with you?
Are you beginning to get the
picture? LiberalsDemocrats have
been feeding the country a pack of
lies about themselves for decades. And
many of you have fallen for them.
Look critically, and honestly, at
what the Democratsliberals truly
stand for and ask yourself one ques-
tion: "Do I want to be associated
with people like this?" If the answer
is "NO look at the available alter-
natives. If the answer is "YES you
have the pity of truly compassionate
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Study shows ECU foreign
language grades improved
Change in curriculum,
textbooks cited as cause
KEITH S. BYERS
A study of ECU's Foreign Lan-
guage Department has revealed
students are making better grades
than they did almost a decade ago
in foreign language courses.
The study, which examined every
student's grade beginning in 1996
and ending in 2003, showed a slight
increase in the grades for every for-
eign language offered. The languages
examined included French, German
and Spanish. Of the languages,
German proved to be the most dif-
ficult with only approximately 45 stu-
dents receiving a grade of C or better
for 2003, compared to Spanish, which
had about 600 students with grades
of C or better. In 2001, close to 120
students passed French with grades
of C or better. Spanish also proved to
have the highest failure rate with at
least 100 students failing in 2001.
Prior to the year 2000, students
were required to complete only two
levels of foreign language - which
were basically introductory - before
moving on to the third and fourth
The third and forth levels were
also taught using a different text-
book, according to Frederic Flad-
enmuller Ph.D associate professor
of foreign language, who has been
teaching at ECU for 18 years.
Fladenmuller said one factor that
may have contributed to the increase
in performance was extending the use
of the book by one semester. He said
he was not aware of the increase in the
grades, but not surprised because of
the academic changes that have taken
place since the mid to late 1990s.
"There has been a change as
far as French and Spanish are con-
cerned said Fladenmuller.
"Now we go three semesters
with the same book. The reasoning
behind was the fact that we could
not be as thorough
Fladenmuller said before the
changes were made, any student
who had completed two semesters of
foreign language and wanted to trans-
fer to another school with different
credit hour requirements could find
themselves struggling to keep up with
the pack. He said UNC-Chapel Hill's
foreign language classes are worth four
credit hours per week instead of three.
"It could be an inconvenience,
harder to transfer some of the credits.
If someone finished level two here
and then transferred to Carolina, for
example, for level three they are kind
of behind Fladenmuller said. He said
that was one of the main reasons the
department decided on the switch.
Fladenmuller teaches French
during the regular semester and
Spanish during the summer ses-
sions. He sees the changes as very
helpful to a course of study that has
been known to be problematic for
"We wanted to cover the basic
material in three semesters Flad-
Keeping the material interest-
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taken into consideration during
the changes, said Fladenmuller. He
said the foreign language depart-
ment had become concerned that
students had neither the interest
in studying a different language,
nor the desire to excel. He said the
department should continue to
teach the fundamentals of gram-
mar - the usual bugaboo of students
attempting a new language, but
also keep the courses interesting.
"You could teach the grammar
solely, but it would be very passive
Fladenmuller said. "Whereas when
you try to teach theT:ulture and
context and use lab activities, the
students respond better
In addition to the changes in
the curriculum, Fladenmuller said
that high school students are show-
ing up at college better prepared for
"The only explanation that I
can come up with is that there is
a correlation between that and a
progressive improvement in the
entrance scores. In other words,
we may have better students now
than we had in the past andor that
high schools are doing a better job.
Foreign language requirements at
the high school level have some-
what increased since 1996 Flad-
In a recent article that appeared
in TEC, Anthony Britt, senior
associate director of the office of
undergraduate admissions, was
quoted as saying there has been
an improvement in the quality of
courses prospective students take
in high school. In years past, stu-
dents would still be taking required
courses during their senior year of
high school, meaning they were not
attempting advanced level courses
in preparation for college
According to this year's fall
enrollment history, there was an
unprecedented increase in students
between the years 2000 and 2003.
In 1999, there were 18,811students,
and in 2003, there were 21,766.
Despite the enrollment boom
coinciding with the grade increase,
Fladenmuller doubted the enroll-
ment affected the better grades.
Still, with the general improve-
ment in the grades, some students
are still unsatisfied with ECU's for-
eign language requirements.
"Foreign language should not
be required for any major except
English and business. I don't
remember half of the stuff I learned
from foreign language in college,
even though I took four years in
high school said senior Danielle
Godsey, who took French during
the fall of 2003 and spring of 2004.
Godsey said she made a B for French
1001 and a D for 1002.
When asked what kind of
changes she would like to see made
to the French department, Godsey
replied, "I would have the teachers
teach more about the basics of the
foreign language rather than start-
ing like everything was already
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Summer Loving, Video Game Style
Get out of the sun and
back to your game system
It's getting to be that time
again. Summer is in full swing, and
many students are retreating from
the world of to-do lists and course
assignments and finding valuable
shelter in the world of video games.
The gamers can shake off the com-
mitments of classes or jobs, plug in
and play for hours with no regard
to minute issues like time. The
summertime affords ample time
to entertain your fantasy side, and
this summer gamers can rejoice, for
once again the games on tap will
satisfy both the hunger for new
gaming horizons and the longing
for updated classics.
A few well-promoted titles
are already flying off video game
shelves and setting a good pace for
the rest of the summer. The final
installment of the Star Wars Saga,
Episode III, carries with it a fun,
impressive video game, Revenge of
the SMh, that fulfills every child's
ultimate fantasy. You get to wield
a lightsaber and use the force to
cut pitifully weak droid robots to
pieces with a few light swings. The
game packs a lot of combinations
that will take lots of quality game
Online gaming has literally opened a whole new world of competition for gamers to compete globally.
time to master, so its game play will
have a hardcore gamer sitting in
front of the television for a while
getting the timings right. Using the
force in a game to throw things and
destroy robots is pretty cool, too.
Buy this game if you want to fulfill
your Jedi fantasy, because that it
will surely do.
Another title that has already
made its splash is the newest install-
ment of the cult computer classic,
Doom. A new version of Doom 3,
titled Resurrection of Evil, gives first-
person shooter junkies something
to chew on. It's an expansion of
Doom 3, but not a very substantial
expansion - it doesn't increase the
time it takes the complete the game.
As is the trick with the previous
Doom games, the basic plot is a man
with an array of different weapons
who has to shoot his way out of
certain death, sometimes into the
pit of Hell and sometimes out of
it. However, the future in games of
this kind lies in online play, and
Doom 3 offers a lot of fun outside
the realm of single player. After
all, the future of video gaming is a
gamer playing online, shooting up
enemies and friends from all over
the world, such as in Halo. Many
of the first-person shooter games
are hitting this avenue and hitting
In later June, gamers will start
into the heart of the summer
lineup. The video game accompa-
nying the movie Batman Begins will
hit shelves just a few days before the
movie is set to release in theaters.
Also coming in June for Xbox play-
ers is a version of Grand Theft Auto:
San Andreas for their platform. The
game has enjoyed a tremendous
amount of success on Playstation 2,
as is the custom for the GTA series.
The franchise, while featuring con-
tent that often raises serious ethical
and moral questions among older
generations, is very popular with
younger gamers. Another tidbit for
the multiplayer freaks: two new
Tom Clancy games are scheduled
to hit the shelves in the summer
- Ghost Recon 2 Multimission and
Rainbow Six: Lockdown.
In July and August, sports
fans will get new updates on their
favorite franchises, Madden NFL
and NCAA Football. The Madden
franchise attempts to build on its
standing as the number one fran-
chise in video game football with
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'Cinderella Man' knocks out critic expectations
The first sure-fire best
picture nominee of the year
Ron Howard has always been
the kind a director to not make the
same movie twice. He went from
the Oscar-winning drama A Beauti-
ful Mind to the western thriller The
Missing. He went from directing
Tom Hanks in the lighthearted
comedy Splash to directing Hanks
again 11 years later in the space epic
Apollo 13. Howard's latest feature is
a biopic on legendary boxer James
Braddock titled Cinderella Man.
Braddock boxed in the days
of the Great Depression. He lost
everything during the Depres-
sion, including his boxing career.
Eventually, he was given another
chance to box, which helped resur-
rect his career. Soon, newspapers
started calling him "Thje Cinderella,
Don't worry. I haven't given
anything away. If you've seen the
previews, you know the story. Rus-
sell Crowe stars as Braddock, who,
in some scenes, looks a bit like Terry
Malloy (Marlon Brando's character
in the classic On the Waterfront).
Braddock was on the top of his
game in the late twenties until the
Depression hit. The Depression
took him and his family out of their
home and into a life of poverty, like
much of the country. He lives off of
the money he makes working at the
docks, whenever he can get a shift.
His boxing promoter, Jimmy John-
ston (Bruce McGill), revokes his
boxing license after a pathetic IS
round fight that's ruled a "no con-
test Eventually, he gets another
shot at boxing. And wouldn't you
know it - he wins. Now he's being
offered fight after fight. It's the
perfect fairy tale story. So perfect,
in fact, that he's offered a shot at the
title against the vicious Max Baer,
the champion who has killed two
men in the ring.
Alongside Crowe is Renee Zell-
weger as Braddock's wife, Mae. Mae
has a subplot all to herself. Her
subplot is the emotional side of
living during the Great Depression.
There's a great scene where she and
her three children are breaking off
the wood on a fence in the middle of
winter so they can have something
for the fire. Across the street from
them, Mae sees a woman chasing
her husband through the neighbor-
hood as he's leaving her for good.
Paul Giamatti also costars as
Braddock's boxing coach Joe Gould.
Giamatti has gained some attention
over the last couple of years in small
films such as American Splendor in
2003 and last year's Oscar-win-
ning comedy Sideways. Giamatti's
portrayal of Joe Gould in Cinderella
Man was the most powerful of the
three. I wouldn't be surprised if Gla-
matti finally nets his long overdue
Oscar nomination for this role.
There's something about boxing
movies that makes them much
better than any other sports-related
film. Rocky and Million Dollar Baby
are the two boxing films that have
won the Oscar's top honor. There's
a more emotional aspect to the lives
surrounding those in the ring. With
football or basketball movies, film-
makers direct their attention on
multiple members of the team. It's
hard to dig deep into the emotional
background of that many characters
in a two-hour time span. But with
boxing, it's the boxer, the coach
and in some instances, the boxer's
lover. Three people at the most.
Also, most boxing movies aren't
just about the sport. A lot of the
physical fighting that takes place
in the ring can be very symbolic
to the life that individual leads
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Summer heats up with hot musical acts
Outdoor concerts are a
sign of the season
As a rock band of the 1970s
declared, "School's out for summer
And even if you don't catch Alice
Cooper in concert this season,
there are plenty of other acts play-
ing in the Carolinas during the
next few months.
Alltel Pavilion at Walnut Creek
is the premier location for outdoor
concerts in North Carolina. Located
just southeast of Raleigh, the pavil-
ion schedules a full summer concert
series with acts that represent the
best in popular music. The venue
sells tickets for reserved seating or
general admission seating on the
festival lawn. Tickets for each show
can be bought at the pavilion box
office or through ticket retailers,
Ticketmaster and Next Ticketing.
This summer, Alltel Pavilion
has announced and Is already
selling tickets for shows featuring
Toby Keith, Dave Matthews Band,
Destiny's Child, James Taylor and
' Many of the groups and artists performing this summer use electric keyboards, drum sets and electric guitars to add to their performances.
Audiences respond better to performers who play their own instruments rather than singing to a recorded background track.
Kenny Chesney. For a full schedule
with dates, times and ticket infor-
mation, visit alltelpavillon.com.
Located alongside Symphony
Lake and situated among hardwood
and pine trees, the Booth Amphi-
theatre at Regency Park in Cary
is the ideal location for a smaller,
more intimate outdoor musical
experience. With a capacity of
7,000 people, general admission
tickets are always available for the
lawn and some concerts offer Gold
Circle or Table Seating.
Tickets are on sale now through
the box office and Ticketmaster for
concerts by Aretha Franklin, Mary
Chapin Carpenter, An Evening
With The Grand Ole Opry, O.A.R.
and Clay Aiken. A full concert and
event schedule Is available on the
amphitheatre's Web site at amphi-
Just 12 miles from the North
Carolina-South Carolina border,
the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach
is a popular site for live music. Serv-
ing southern-style cuisine and pre-
senting concerts to crowds of up to
2,200, the House of Blues has a busy
summer performance calendar.
Tickets for some shows are as low
as the mid teens, but other tickets,
like those for The Doobie Brothers,
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and Edwin McCain. The Doobie
Brothers, O.A.R. and Hootie & The
Blowfish will be on stage in August.
For a full schedule and complete
ticketing information, visit hob.
If high ticket prices at these
concert venues have you spend-
ing the summer at home, there
are other live music events in the
region that are much easier on the
wallet. The Raleigh Convention
and Conference Center and Mix
101.5 WRAL-FM, along with other
sponsors, host Alive After Five at
the Civic Center Plaza in down-
town Raleigh. Held most Thursdays
during the summer, the free music
event starts around 6 p.m. and is
over by 9:30 p.m. Vendors on site
sell food and beverages, and small
coolers are still allowed.
This summer, Alive After Five
will present music by bands cover-
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and Journey songs. Here Come
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Madden NFL 2006. The new game
boasts a revolutionary new pass-
ing system called Quarterback
Vision Control, allowing you to
look off receivers and control
exactly where the pass goes.
Every year some problem with
past games is corrected, so
this title should be promis-
ing when it comes out in
August. In July, the new
2006 version of NCAA
Football comes out, hope-
fully with all the new
realigned conferences in
place. Game play on this
title is always strong, but
let's just hope Lee Corso,
Kirk Herbstreit and Brad
Nessler have found some
new dialogue, sweet-
Summertime is the
time for gamers to get ����
caught up with long-
lost games, rebuild dominant
sports franchises and get back to
that last part of the last level they
couldn't handle. Most of them have
the time, just save some room and
brainpower for the new generation
of video games, which are quickly
becoming worldwide exchanges.
Around the holiday season of
this year, look for gaming to hit
the next level with Xbox, Playsta-
tion and Nintendo all throwing
their hats into the battle with
new systems that will have even
more room to get interactive and
explore the digital gaming world.
Take your time, too. The worlds in
these games are growing bigger by
the second, and the sky isn't even
close to the limit as far as what the
future could hold.
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the Mummies, Cowboy Mouth,
Crush and Breakfast Club will
also play at the event. The Alive
After Five 2005 schedule can
be found on the Web site for
the Raleigh Convention and Con-
ference Center, raleighconvention.
Another free outdoor concert
series will take place in Raleigh
beginning this summer. Raleigh
Downtown Live, to be presented
in Moore Square Park on the corner
of Blount and Martin streets, will
open at 2 p.m. and last until 11
p.m. No coolers are allowed into
the park, but food and drinks will
be available for purchase.
Six concerts will likely be held,
with plans already for Better Than
Ezra, Parmalee, Violent Femmes,
Naughty By Nature and Squeezetoy
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Cinderella from paoe 9
outside the ring. In Cinderella Man,
Braddock fights men in the ring
while fighting to make ends meet
on the outside, as well as fight-
ing to keep his family together.
Director Howard knows this
and uses this idea to his advan-
tage. It's a riches-to-rags-to-riches
story, much like another Crowe
film, Gladiator. He starts the film-
off light, but then makes it take a
nosedive to a very dark area. Every-
thing from the music to the light-
ing effects change very quickly.
The only problem is Howard keeps
the film in a dark spot for too long.
We already feel bad for him, so why
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Several key players could depart after the MLB draft, including Ricky Brooks and Mark Minicozzi.
Pirates lose assistant coaches
Mazey to retool coaching
staff after resignations
Much like his pitching staff,
ECU baseball coach Randy Mazey
will now have to piece together
a new coaching staff. Both of his
prime assistants, Allen Osborne and
former Pirate baseball great Tommy
Easpn, wjjll not return for 2006. The
draft, which occurred yesterday,
also threatens to snag some of his
Osborne, the recruiting coor-
dinator and hitting coach, left the
team immediately following the
return trip where the Pirates suf-
fered a season ending 5-3 loss to
UNLV. He began his new duty as
hitting coach for the University of
Georgia yesterday. Sources close
to the Georgia program leaked the
information during �CU'S recent
Soccer reigns supreme
across sporting world
One writer's experience
with athletics overseas
For three weeks in May, I got the
opportunity of a lifetime to study
abroad in London. I got to see the
great sites like Big Ben, Buckingham
Palace and the Tower of London.
There was so much to see and
do there, and I doubt I even saw
half of the city during my visit, but
while I was there, I had to check out
the sports scene
Before I even set foot in London,
I had my mind set that I was going
to see a soccer game in person, but
unfortunately, that didn't work
out. I did, however, get to see a few
games on TV, including a Manches-
ter United vs. Chelsea match, the FA
Cup Final, featuring the aforemen-
tioned Man. U. vs. Arsenal and the
Champions League Final, featuring
Liverpool vs. AC Milan.
In England, and pretty much
everywhere else in the world,
except the U.S soccer is referred
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Fans celebrate in Liverpool.
to as football, and the British fans
really get into it. There is no ques-
tion that soccer is the national sport
of Great Britain, and some of the
locals eat and breathe the sport.
Soccer's popularity in England is
just as great as, and probably even
see BRITISH page A14
Redskins star safety
charged with assault
after pointing firearm
trip to Tempe, Ariz. .
The former Marshall catcher
was hired by Mazey in 2002 away
Osborne spent three years
on the Bulldog staff prior to his
three years at ECU. Osborne was
instrumental bringing in luring top
recruits to Greenville. He oversaw
school records in at-bats (2,277),
hits (725), doubles (153), home
see CHANGES page A14
(KRT) � Former University of
Miami All-American and current
Washington Redskin safety Sean
Taylor turned himself into police
late Saturday and was charged with
aggravated assault with a firearm
Taylor pointed a firearm at a
person he suspected of stealing his
All Terrain Vehicle and demanded
to know where the vehicle was,
according to Miami-Dade police
spokeswoman Linda O'Brien.
The incident occurred about 1
a.m. Wednesday, O'Brien said. No
one was injured, but a car was dam-
aged by gunfire.
Taylor turned himself in,
accompanied by his lawyer, about
10 p.m. Saturday at the Cutler Ridge
district police station, O'Brien said.
He was taken to Turner Guijford
Knight correctional facility.
His agent, Drew Rosenhaus,
refused to comment. His mother,
Donna Junor, also declined to com-
ment earlier in the day Saturday.
Taylor's father is Florida City
Police Chief Pedro W. Taylor. He
could not be reached Saturday
Police had been looking for
Taylor since the shooting, which
took place at SW 163rd Avenue and
176th Street, O'Brien said.
Police are investigating a second
shooting Wednesday at a separate
address they say is related, but
Taylor has not been charged in that
Taylor has been in Miami while
negotiating a new contract with the
. see TAYLOR pag,eM4-
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British from page A13
greater than, American football is
here in the United States.
In England, the soccer season
lasts from August until May, and
there are several different leagues,
but the highest and most well
known is the English Premiership
league. The English Premiership
consists of 20 teams, and the three
teams at the bottom of the stand-
ings at the end of the season are
relegated to the next lowest league,
a practice that would bode well for
some professional sports leagues
here in the U.S.
In London, there are two very
storied, as well as very wealthy,
teams that seem to be at the top of
the league every year - those teams
being the 20042005 Premiership
Champions, Chelsea Blues, led by
Player of the Year midfielder Frank
Lampard, and the 20032004
champs, Arsenal Gunners, led by
striker Thierry Henry.
A few other notable Premier-
ship teams in London include
the Tottenham Hotspurs, Fulham
Cottagers and the Charlton Ath-
letic Addicks. While in London, I
was able to tour Stamford Bridge
Stadium, home of Chelsea, and
walk around Highbury Stadium,
home of Arsenal. Getting tickets
to a match is next to impossible
for teams such as Chelsea and
Arsenal, and my experience in
trying to acquire one proved no
exception. The English Premiership
is such an exciting league, and I
wish it got more coverage in the
Another exciting sporting site
that I got to visit in London was
the world renowned All England
Lawn and Tennis Club, better
known as just simply Wimbledon.
Even though the Wimbledon
tennis tournament doesn't begin
until the end of June, the facilities
remain open all year round for
various tournaments and tours. At
Wimbledon, I had the opportunity
to see Centre Court, where many
of the all-time great Wimbledon
moments have taken place, as well
as the Wimbledon Museum. I also
was able to watch a little Rugby on
TV, as well as the ultra-boring sport
My trip to London proved to
be an incredible experience, and I
wouldn't mind going back in the
near future. I now have a better
understanding of what sports the
British love, and realize just how
passionate they are about their
version of football.
TaylOr from page A3
ChangeS from page A73
runs (100), RBI (481) and total bases
(1,200) during the 2004 season.
Even more puzzling is the
departure of pitching coach Tommy
Eason. The former ECU standout
catcher informed the team imme-
diately following the completion
of the season. Eason, who has no
guaranteed job lined up, cleaned
out his office Monday even though
he has yet to officially resign.
Eason, who just completed his
eighth season as an assistant for the
Pirates, saw Pirate pitchers soar to
new records. With his guidance,
nine Pirate pitchers have signed
professional contracts over the
past seven years. Eason's coaching
also earned ECU a school record in
strikeouts (481) in 2004.
Speculation remains that rela-
tions had been strained between
Mazey and his assistants. Mazey,
who just finished his third year as
the Pirate skipper, saw injuries and
freak incidents occur throughout
season. Five of the top pitchers
were lost for the year and in the
season finale reliever Kevin Rhodes
fractured his nose during warm-
ups when an errant ball struck
The draft also could make
Mazey do even more shuffling.
The 2004 draft raided several
underclassmen including both
Lawhorn twins, Darryl and Trevor,
Greg Bunn, Matt Bishop and Ryan
Only pitcher Ricky Brooks, who
was projected between the fourth
and sixth rounds, will likely make
the jump to the minors. Brooks
was picked in the 11th round
by the Chicago White Sox coming
out of high school. The sopho-
more went 5-5 with a 3.46 ERA.
Junior Mark Mincozzi will weigh
his decision based on where
he was drafted.
It Is a possibility that some of
the 2006 recruits could be drafted
and thus eliminate any possibility
that they will play at Clark-LeClair
Stadium. The recruits will have
to look at their draft position
while weighing the ever-changing
coaching options. For many of the
2006 class, Osborne helped them
persuade their decision to ink their
letters of intent.
Mazey will now have to quickly
patch holes in his own ship. The
unsettling news is that two w'ell-
respected coaches have left what
many considered to be the most
stable revenue program on campus.
Then again, after this sports year, at
least one head coach survived.
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Taylor has had a tumultuous beginning to his NFL career.
Redskins. Coach Joe Gibbs has been
asking Taylor to join the team in
voluntary workouts at their home
base in suburban Washington.
Taylor missed spring mini-camp
this year and has been asking to
renegotiate his seven-year $18 mil-
lion contact, which he signed as a
rookie in 2004.
Taylor was the No. 5 overall
draft pick in the 2004 draft.
In late April, The Herald
reported that Taylor was boycotting
the Redskins' offseason workout
program because he needed time
away from football after a difficult
Taylor and another former UM
standout, wide receiver Santana
Moss, were the Redskins' only
unexcused absentees from that
mini-camp. Taylor, a second-year
player, is considered to have had
a fine rookie year on the field, but
caused the team problems off the
He fired two agents, was fined
for skipping a day at the NFL's
rookie symposium and was benched
for a game after being arrested on a
charge of drunken driving.
In January, that charge was
dismissed, but Taylor was still con-
victed of refusing to take a blood-
Taylor left UM after a stellar
2003 season in which he earned
All-America honors. He played
high school football locally for the
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