The East Carolinian, June 22, 2005

Volume 80 Number 83
WEDNESDAY June 22,2005
ECU professor attends workshop on
bio-terrorism, global security in Beijing
While in China for a workshop on global security and bio-terrorism, Anderson also got to visit local sites.
Government officials,
educators discuss bio-
A professor in the ECU College
of Health and Human Performance
recently returned from her visit to
China, where she attended a work-
shop on the country's perspective
on global security and bio-terror-
Alice Anderson left for the East
two weeks ago. The ECU Center for
Security Studies helped to fund the
trip because they were also working
to get a grant together so they could
begin training.
"I was surfing the Net and
came across this opportunity and
thought that this would be a good
way to have this information for the
center said Anderson.
While Anderson was the only
professor from ECU to attend the
conference, which was held at
China Foreign Affairs University,
there were also attendants from
Australia, Canada, Tank and dif-
ferent regions of the United States
including Oregon and Florida.
The conference focused mainly
on concerns dealing with maritime
issues, economic security, radia-
tion security and energy. The event
was taught by Chinese scholars and
government experts, who focused
on China's desire to create an
industry together that would main-
tain their countries' income level,
food supply and environment.
According to Anderson, these
topics all involve environmen-
tal health components, and she
learned how another country with
such a big population looks to pro-
tect their citizens from threats to
human health.
China, as well as the United
States, is interested in working on
clean burning coal. Anderson said
80 percent of China's energy comes
from the use of coal, which in turn
causes the air pollution from which
China suffers.
"Two days of my trip, the smog
was so strong that our eyes burned
Anderson said. "Some people even
had reactions
E Anderson, who is a member of
8 a Center for Disease Control task-
2 force for leadership in all hazards
�c response, plans to take what she
learned in China and share her
newfound knowledge with her
students and colleagues.
"Students need to know more
about the world they live in, and
things in the world that need their
help Anderson said.
"Everyone is the same and we
all have meaningful goals
Anderson said that she wants
to go back to see other areas of Asia
and would look into their different
environmental problems.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian. com.
leads to
fatal crash
Two injured, one dead
after police pursuit
An unarmed robbery at the
Greenville Wal-Mart led to an acci-
dent that killed a local teenager. The
suspect, 16-year-old Christopher
Satterwright, stole a purse from a
woman in front of Wal-Mart, then
left the scene by car. The driver was
19-year-old Shonte Nicole Sutton.
A witness reported the incident to
Greenville police at 10:09 p.m.
Authorities spotted Sutton's
Suzuki on Hooker Road near Con-
cord. Blue lights and sirens were
activated, but Sutton failed to stop
and was chased northbound on
Hooker Road for about a mile at
speeds between 45-60 miles per
Sutton eventually ran a stop
sign at the intersection of Howell
and Evans Streets at 10:18 p.m.
and a 1988 Honda collided into
the passenger side. Satterwright
was killed when his body ejected
from the car - he was not wearing
a safety belt.
see WAL-MART page A2
Ballard names another interim vice chancellor
Sheerer will oversee
division of university
Marilyn A. Sheerer, professor
and dean of the college of educa-
tion, has taken the position of
interim vice chancellor of uni-
versity advancement, effective
June 1.
Sheerer will be taking over for
Bill Shelton, who plans to work with
the college of education.
Sheerer's role as interim vi.ce
chancellor will last at least through
this summer and for however long
it takes ECU to find a permanent
vice chancellor. Her main objective
will be to survey the division of
university advancement and make
Chancellor Steve Ballard
applauded Sheerer's abilities when
she was first named.
"Dean Sheerer is an immensely
capable leader who is respected and
admired throughout the campus
said Ballard.
"She will provide first-rate
guidance for the division, and 1 am
grateful that she has agreed to take
on these .additional duties m mM
The division of university
advancement handles four general
areas of administration: fundrais-
ing, development, alumni and
"I've done a lot of work in
the area of development said
"I've done some fundrais-
ing in the college of education,
I have a lot of contacts with alumni
and I also know the university
Sheerer said she is trying to
meet with every employee and
get their feedback on adminis-
trative issues. She wants to
know what problems exist and
what areas they think need
"During this interim
period we are going to review
everything, make some recom-
mendations and when we bring
this permanent person in, some
of these things will work out
Sheerer said.
"The question is: should we
change anything before we bring
this new person here?"
Sheerer said she would be spend-
ing June 9 and 10 in Asheville for a
professional development meeting
for members of the UNC system.
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Today is the last day
of classes for the first
summer session!
Safe Ride now available
Safe Ride vans are clearly marked
white 12 and 15 passenger vans.
They will be available between 9 -
9:30 each night and will be stationed
at the new annex of Rivers to serve
those taking classes in Brewster,
Howell, Fletcher Music, Austin,
Speight and Rivers. Another van will
be at Bate to serve Graham, Bate,
Ragsdale, Flanagan and the Science
& Technology building. Transportation
is available to those who park some
distance away from campus and who
would like a ride to their vehicles after
evening classes.
The theatre classic Grease will be
performed June 21 - 25 at 8 p.m. in
the McGinnis 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
SummerTheatrecfm or call 328-6829
or 1-800-ECU-ARTS.
Driving for a Cure
The Marley 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 Marley Fund at
Bridge dedication
The city of Greenville will hold a
dedication ceremony for the Greenville
Bridge, the old Greene Street Bridge,
June 30 from 10-11 a.m. at the Town
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News Briefs
Duke to tell patients more about
hydraulic fluid used on surgical tools
RALEIGH, NC - Thousands of patients
whose surgical instruments were
mistakenly washed in hydraulic fluid
at two hospitals should soon be
receiving more information on potential
risks and an offer of help from Duke
University Health System.
Carol Svec, who said she has
suffered lingering pain after her
rotator cuff surgery last fall, provided
The Associated Press with copies
of e-mails from a top Duke official
promising the effort to reach out to
nearly 4,000 affected patients.
"We are sending a letter to all 4,000
patients updating them of the situation
and informing of a center that we have
established with physician experts
in environmental health to provide
consultation to all those who remain
concerned of their health status Dr.
Victor Dzau, chief executive officer of
Duke University Health System, said in
an e-mail exchange with Svec.
Dzau said in a later e-mail Monday that
"the physician and staff at the center
want to be completely prepared to serve
those who call or to see the patients
"I expect the patients to receive them
on Wednesday Dzau wrote.
A health system spokesman did
not return calls seeking comment
The exchange comes a week after
the federal Centers for Medicare and
Medicaid Services issued a report
saying the hospitals put patients in
"immediate jeopardy" by not detecting
the problem, despite complaints from
medical staff about slick tools.
Jury ends first day without verdict
In case of 1964 civil-rights murders
PHILADELPHIA, Miss. - The jury
deliberating the fate of an 80-year-
old former Ku Klux Klansman is split
6-6 on whether he is responsible
for three murders he is accused of
masterminding in 1964.
After a few hours of work, panelists
ended deliberations Monday evenly
divided on the fate of Edgar Ray Killen,
the sawmill operator, part-time preacher
- and, prosecutors say, Klan organizer.
The judge told jurors to resume
deliberations Tuesday - 41 years to
the day after James Chaney, Andrew
Goodman and Michael Schwerner
disappeared, bringing national
attention to the state's Jim Crow
code of segregation in the South
and helping spur passage of the Civil
Rights Act of 1964.
During closing arguments, prosecutors
made an impassioned plea for a
conviction, saying the victims' families
have waited too long for someone to
be brought to justice.
"Because the guilt of Edgar Ray Killen
is so clear, there is only one question
left District Attorney Mark Duncan
said. "Is a Neshoba County jury going
to tell the rest of the world that we are
not going to let Edgar Ray Killen get
away with murder any more? Not one
day more
Killen could get life in prison if convicted
of murder or up to 20 years on each
of the three counts if convicted of
During closing arguments, defense
attorney James Mclntyre said that
while events that occurred in 1964
were horrible and he has sympathy for
the families of the victims, "the burden
of proof does not reflect any guilt
whatsoever" on the part of Killen.
Mclntyre acknowledged that Killen was
once a Klan member, but added: "He's
not charged with being a member of
the Klan, he's charged with murder
He then pointed out that no witnesses
could put Killen at the scene of the
crime. Killen did not take the stand.
Iraqi justice minister says U.S. trying
to delay Interrogations of Saddam
BRUSSELS, Belgium - Iraqi's justice
minister said Tuesday that U.S. officials
are trying to delay interrogations of
Saddam Hussein.
Justice Minister Abdel Hussein
Shandal, in Brussels for an international
conference on Iraq, also accused the
U.S. of concealing information about
the ousted Iraqi leader.
"It seems there are lots of secrets they
want to hide he told The Associated
Press in an exclusive interview.
Shandal also said Saddam's trial
would be over by the end of the year.
American officials have privately urged
caution about rushing into a trial,
saying the Iraqis need to develop a
solid judicial system. They also worry
it could interfere with the important
constitution writing process and
inflame sectarian tensions.
Though Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim
al-Jaafari's Shiite-led government is
determined to put Saddam on trial,
circumstances may not allow it.
His government earlier this month said
Saddam's trial would be held within
two months, but later backtracked. No
trial date has been set for Saddam or
any of the other former regime officials
being held in custody.
Saddam's trial could be a highly
divisive issue in already turbulent
Iraq. If court proceedings begin in
two months, they will coincide with
the crucial process of drafting the
constitution. The draft must be finished
by mid-August and approved in a
referendum two months later, clearing
the way for December elections.
Saddam, 68, is still being interrogated,
the justice minister said.
"The process requires collecting
evidence but the rule of Saddam
was for 35 years, and it needs a lot of
evidence, a lot of interrogations he
told The Associated Press.
Sheerer from page A1 Wal-Mart from page A1
She thinks it is important to learn
more about her position before she
does things.
Sheerer will also be talking
to alumni, potential donors and
making recommendations to the
chancellor. She said the chancellor
is very committed to studying this
She is also interested in main-
taining good relations with alumni
and increasing ECU's endow-
ECU is also approaching its
2007 centennial celebration, and
her division will be preparing for
that as well.
Sheerer has been with
the college of education since
1998 and said she took this posi-
tion to help with the transition to
a new vice chancellor. She said she
is glad to do it because it is in the
best interest of the university.
Sheerer will remain as the
dean of the college of education
throughout her tenure as interim
vice chancellor.
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Jason David Lloyd, who drove
the Honda, was treated and released
from Pitt County Memorial Hospi-
tal. Sutton also received injuries
from the accident, but did not
sustain anything life-threatening.
Both Sutton and Lloyd were wear-
ing seat belts.
The purse Satterwright
stole was not found at the acci-
dent scene, but some of the
victim's items were. Police
found a cell phone and an address
Police are still investigating
the crime in order to determine
the proper charges against Sutton.
Nobody at Wal-Mart was hurt
when Satterwright stole the purse,
and police are still trying to deter-
mine what exactly occurred there.
However, Sutton will likely face
charges, including a felony for flee-
ing the Wal-Mart robbery and the
pursuing officers.
"This is what we call a strong-
armed robbery where there is no
weapon involved said Major
Kevin Smeltzer, operations bureau
commander for the Greenville
Smeltzer made the distinction
between what happened at Wal-
Mart and larceny. Larceny is when
a thief steals something, but an
incident is considered a strong-
armed robbery when force is used
against the victim to obtain the
Smeltzer called this a random
incident and noted that the best
thing to do in this situation is to
let the law handle those who perpe-
trated the crime. He said there will
be directed patrol around the area
for a few days but no special secu-
rity measures will be implemented
at Wal-Mart.
Authorities did not know if
any of the individuals involved in
the accident were ECU students,
but they suspect Lloyd may be a
Greenville police do not
know about any witnesses who
saw the car accident. The person
who called the authorities to
report the robbery requested
This writer can be contacted at
Police pepartment.

Guidelines for personal safety:
' Always let a family member
or colleague know your plans,
appointments, or outings.
' When walking appear confident. Do
not show fear. Trust your instincts.
� Always carry your purse close to
your body and keep a firm grip on It
� Carry a whistle on your key chain.
' When using an Automated Teller
Machine try to use one in a well-
lighted, busy, public place.
' Know the area you are in. Beware
of dead end streets.
� Make sure your car stays in good
operating condition and be aware
of the fuel level. Keep a flashlight
spare tire, and jumper cables with
' Leave only your ignition key with
an attendant
- Never pick up hitchhikers.
' Stay In your car If it breaks down. If
someone stops to help, lower your
window only slightly and request
they telephone a police officer for
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Weird News
Mount Holly man charged with
theft of chicken parts
MOUNT HOLLY, NC - A man who
neighbors reported was selling frozen
chicken pieces from the back of a trailer
at his home was charged in connection
with the theft of a $100,000 trailer-load
of chicken parts in May, police said.
Walter Hicks Petty, 46, was arrested
Saturday and charged with two counts
of receiving stolen goods, arrest
warrants said.
Police who responded to the neighbors'
call last month found a trailer that had
been reported missing by Colonial
Freight Systems, valued at $44,500.
Inside the trailer, police recovered
about 20 pallets containing 1,854
cases of assorted frozen chicken parts,
according to warrant affidavits.
Police said they spoke to Veola
McCorkle, 50, who told police her
boyfriend, Petty, met with a truck driver
in front of his residence. McCorkle also
told police the truck driver left the trailer
on Petty's property, said Mount Holly
Police Officer Thomas Sperling.
McCorkle was charged May 26 with
receiving stolen goods and was released
from jail the next day on unsecured
bond, according to jail records.
Police obtained warrants for Petty's
arrest in May but were unable to find
him until Saturday, Sperling said.
Petty was held at Gaston County Jail
on $50,000 bond.
Man charged with growing pot In
grandmother's garden
FAYETTEvlLLE, NC - Cumberiand County
authorities arrested a man who they say
found a fertile spot to grow some illicit
herbs - his grandmother's garden
Cornelius Shaw, 30, is charged with
manufacturing marijuana that he
allegedly grew in his grandmother's
back yard, the sheriffs department said
Sunday. He was arrested at her house
Friday and was freed on $3,000 bond.
An off-duty sheriffs deputy discovered
the weed patch when he was at a
yard sale. Tom Zilg glanced into the
yard next door and spotted what
investigators later established was 25
marijuana plants with a street value of
$25,000, according to a department
news release.
Investigators said Shaw told his
grandmother he was growing
tomatoes, and she had no idea what
he was really up to.
Weird Al fans ask NC to help put
parodist in rock hall
CLEVELAND - Fans of rock parodist
"Weird Al" Yankovic are asking the
state of North Carolina to take part in
a massive global grassroots campaign
to help put the singer into the Rock and
Roll Hall of Fame.
For the week of June 26, the fan-
sponsored "Make the Rock Hall Weird"
campaign is asking fellow Yankovic
admirers in the state to send letters
and postcards to the Hall of Fame
Foundation in New York to support the
idea of inducting the Grammy-winning
Local author completes Jefferson Davis'
biography, includes post-death story
New book looks at
controversial figure
A former ECU professor and
local author has completed the
biography of Civil War figure Jef-
ferson Davis entitled The Death and
Resurrection of Jefferson Davis.
Unlike most biographies, which
end with a person's death, in
Donald E. Collins' new book, death
is only the beginning of one of the
most amazing and little known
events in American history.
The Death and Resurrection of
Jefferson Davis, published in May,
chronicles the continuing story of
Jefferson Davis, the former presi-
dent of the Confederacy during'the
Civil War, from his death in 1889
until his burial in 1893, three-and-
a-half years later.
Davis, who had become one of
the most despised meji in the country
following the South's defeat in the
Civil War, spent his post-war years in
poverty and shame, trying desperately
to salvage his ruined reputation.
"People made heroes out of the
soldiers and generals of the South
said Collins.
"However, they tended to despise
the politicians. To them, Davis had
become a symbol of defeat
Redemption came late in Davis'
life, when a wave of southern pride
and nostalgia swept through the
Davis, having survived icons such
as Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jack-
son, became one of the few remaining
links to the Old South. Despite never
having regained his fortunes, Davis
did restore his image in the eyes of
his fellow Southerners.
However, the most interesting
chapter in the story of Jefferson
Davis' life came after his death at
New Orleans in 1889.
Cities throughout the South,
now hailing Davis as a hero, peti-
tioned Davis' widow for the honor
of burying Davis in their city. For
three-and-a-half years, Davis' body
lay above ground while the compe-
tition for his remains waged on.
Finally, in 1893, Richmond, Va.
was chosen as the burial site. The
following memorial, although one
of the most elaborate in U.S. history,
was not widely recognized or chroni-
cled in earlier Davis biographies.
"It was as if it was forgotten right
after it had happened Collins said.
In fact, Collins was not aware of
the various circumstances surround-
ing Davis' funeral until he uncov-
ered some old newspaper articles
from 1893 covering the event.
Collins discovered that Davis'
funeral train, made specifically to rival
the funeral train of Abraham Lincoln,
stopped in every state capitol of the
South on its way to Richmond and
held a separate memorial service in
each of them. On board the train was a
virtual who's-who of southern politics
and society. Every city they stopped
at was mobbed with thousands upon
thousands of people trying to get a
glimpse of Davis' body.
"It was like a rock concert
Collins said. "It was like Elvis had
come to town
Collins spent the next three
years uncovering various newspaper
accounts of the funeral and compil-
ing them into his book, which he
hopes will educate readers about this
missing chapter of Davis' life.
The local author and retired
ECU history professor emeritus will
be at the Barnes & Noble at 3040
South Evans Street Wednesday,
June 22 at 7 p.m. to discuss and sign
copies of the book.
This writer can be reached at
news@theeastcarolinian. com.
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JUNE 22, 2005
Pirate Rants
I'mnotyourex. Quit comparing us. that's good enough.
Well I am here in London as it
is my hometown (until I get back to
g'vegas) and though I must admit
cricket is a little on the boring side,
we Brits love it. It's more interesting
than baseball!
Chill out! If people want to rant
about hot bus driver boys or station
wagon drivers or whatever they
want to, let them be. I think it's
hilarious. Have some fun. It's the
summer - don't be so uptight.
I would like to say thank you to
ECU Parking for towing my car at
7:05a.m. and leaving the two cars
parked illegally next to me ticket
free. If I set up a toll free number
to report parking violations, will
you refund me the absurd $140 in
towing charges it cost to get my car
(towed less than two blocks from
campus) back?
Don't be mad that I'm talking
about the hot bus driver instead
of you. Post whatever you want,
it makes other people laugh and
It could be 5,000 degrees out-
side but it's still unnecessary for
it to be so cold in class when
I'm already wearing jeans and a
Are the incoming freshmen
getting younger and younger? I'm
scared to even look at them, I might
go to jail.
I feel like a sperm going into
cryogenics lab every time 1 go to
chemistry class in the Science
and Tech Building. Must it be 30
degrees inside?
There is nothing worse than
someone who goes around saying
how bad someone else is at some-
thing. If you are so great, why not get
off your butt and do it yourself? Until
then, respect other people's work.
I Really I.ove Monkeys!
Who kidnapped Tony? Last
week's opinion actually made
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In My Opinion
Marijuana: no longer a legal medicine
Federal government
can prosecute users of
medicinal marijuana
noted with interest all the recent
"rants" about my voice of reason being
the only opinion appearing in TEC.
I mentioned a couple of weeks
ago that I was presently the only
Opinion columnist and suggested that
some Liberal true believer submit an
application to TEC office. The last I
checked, nobody had done so. This
leads me to believe that there is no
one courageous enough to publicly
stand behind their Liberal beliefs.
Am I right?
If I'm wrong, go submit an appli-
cation. If I am right, quit your whin-
That said, here is this week's
Two weeks ago the United States
Supreme Court decided a case con-
cerning medical marijuana by a 6-3
margin. This decision established
that .the Federal government has
the authority to arrest and pros-
ecute anyone who possesses mari-
juana for medicinal purposes. This
reversed a trend in court decisions
granting more power to the states
and also seemingly conflicts with a
2003 decision that doctors cannot
be punished for prescribing medici-
nal marijuana in states where such
laws are enacted.
This is a bad decision.
No, I am not going soft or
Liberal. I still firmly believe that
marijuana should not be legalized
for a myriad of reasons Primary
among them is that there has been
very little discussion by advocates,
or anyone else for that matter, on
one very important issue - public
Marijuana affects judgment,
reaction time, mood, emotion and
other aspects of brain chemistry. If
marijuana were legalized, we would
have thousands upon thousands of
doped up people driving, operating
equipment, handling our money,
teaching our children, the list goes
on and on. With all the restric-
tions on drinking in conjunction
with daily activities, I find it hard
to believe that more attention has
not been focused on issues such as
these. But these discussions are for
later consideration.
I have family, friends and
acquaintances that could poten-
tially benefit from using marijuana
medicinally. I know most of these
people would, probably, use it intel-
ligently and not take unnecessary
risks. Even so, I still have the same
qualms about marijuana's non-
medicinal effects. As with legaliza-
tion, however, this is an issue for
later discussion.
My objection about this deci-
sion is simply the reasoning behind
The court ruled that the Federal
government can prosecute medici-
nal marijuana users for possession
under the power granted to it by
the Controlled Substance Act. This
was enacted, and upheld, pursuant
to the interpretation of Congress'
authority to "regulate commerce"
among the states. By basing their
decision on this interpretation,
the Supreme Court has potentially
opened the door to a much bigger
The Federal government argued
in this case that simply possessing
marijuana has a "substantial"
effect on interstate commerce and
they have the right to regulate and
prosecute such possession under
the Controlled Substance Act.
This included marijuana grown
in the home for personal use, not
for resale. That was a disingenuous
Congress has used its power
to "regulate commerce" to stick
their nose into the states' business
for decades. They have enacted
laws, created taxes and used the
commerce clause to regulate what
individual farmers can plant on
their own farms. As onerous as
these and other actions are, they
pale in comparison to what has
happened here.
The United States Constitution
clearly delineates the authority
of the State and Federal govern-
ments: any power not specifically
granted to the Federal government
resides with the states (to freely
paraphrase). The states have (or
should have) the right to make laws
concerning the welfare of their
people, no matter how misguided
or ill-advised, without interference
from the Federal government so
long as such laws do not affect the
security or safety of the country
as a whole. This decision may
ultimately invalidate that Consti-
tutional provision.
For those of you who were
alarmed, rightly or wrongly, by
the implications of the Patriot Act,
this decision should outright scare
you. Taken to a not too unrealistic
extreme, this decision has just
validated the position of many big
government advocates that there
are no public or private endeavors
that Congress cannot regulate.
That is a dangerous concept, since
every conceivable activity you
engage in can ultimately be consid-
ered to have an effect on interstate
commerce. Grocery shopping,
going to the movies, drinking beer,
smoking, driving down the road,
even sex and having children may
ultimately fall under government
purview because of this ruling.
There is some hope though.
The Supreme Court essentially
tossed the whole issue back into
Congress' (and therefore your)
laps. Part of their written decision
stated that Congress needs to act
to resolve this issue. And resolve
it they must.
The Constitution rightly limits
the power of the Federal govern-
ment to ensure that no one ideal
or political mind set can be forced
upon the American people. This
needs to be upheld, and you can
do something about it.
Contact Governor Easley, or
the governor of whatever state
you come from, and express your
dismay. Contact your Representa-
tives and Senators in Washington
and do the same. The old adage
that the "squeaky wheel gets the
grease" is true, especially in poli-
tics. Make some noise about this.
You have more power, and more
to lose, than you think.
If nothing is done to resolve this
issue you, your children and grand-
children will reap the results.
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Acquitted Sept. 11 suspect returns home to Morocco
Morocco's Abdelghani Mzoudi is welcomed by his mother upon his
arrival at the Agadir airport, Morocco, Tuesday.
AGADIR, Morocco (AP) � A
Moroccan man acquitted of charges
he helped the Sept. 11 hijackers
was welcomed home Tuesday by
his family and security agents after
Germany deported him.
Abdelghani Mzoudi, 32,
was acquitted in February 2004
of charges he helped hijackers
Mohamed Atta, Marwan al-Shehhi
and Ziad Jarrah in their plot to
attack the United States. He faced
charges of more than 3,000 counts
of accessory to murder and mem-
bership in a terrorist organiza-
"I'm happy because I'm in my
country, and I thank God for that
Mzoudi told The Associated Press
in his first comments to the media
since his arrest in October 2002.
"Before anything, I have to decide
about my future. I have not yet
decided what I'm going to do
His mother and brother greeted
him at the airport in this southern
coastal town after he arrived from
Hanover, Germany, accompanied
by his German lawyer, Michael
Sitting next to him at the ter-
minal, his mother, Aicha Ajda,
said they would celebrate her son's
return later in the day when they
reached their home in Marrakesh
to the east. And "God willing, I'll
marry him to my sister's daughter
she said.
According to trial testimony,
Mzoudi traveled to Afghanistan,
where he stayed at a guest house
in Kandahar run by Osama bin
Laden and was close friends with
the suicide hijackers in Hamburg.
German judges ruled that it was
not proven he knew anything about
their plot.
After his acquittal was upheld
earlier this month, Hamburg's top
security official, Udo Nagel, said
his office was still ordering him
expelled from the country because
it "stands by its view that Mzoudi
threatens the free democratic order
and supports terrorist organiza-
tions Following Mzoudi's depar-
ture, Nagel said he would not be
permitted to return.
"Mzoudi was part of the Islamist
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scene, endangered the security of
Germany and supported a terrorist
network Nagel said. "Such people
are not welcome in Germany
Mzouodi said he was inno-
cent. In Morocco Tuesday, he
refused to talk about his time in
"They arrested us just because
we knew the guys. I wasn't the only
one who knew them in the whole
of Hamburg he said, referring to
the hijackers. "All Arabs knew each
He said the three men he
was accused of helping plot
the Sept. 11 attacks, "were my
neighbors Atta, suspected leader
of the hijackers, was a fellow stu-
dent at his university, said Mzoudi,
who was an electrical engineer-
ing student when he was arrested
in 2002.
The Egyptian-born Atta was
"ordinary. I guess we were friends,
but I didn't know what was inside
him said the soft-spoken Mzoudi,
who sported a black beard and was
wearing a dark suit.
"I knew I was innocent from
the beginning and I believed in the
German justice system and in my
defense team Mzoudi said.
Rosenthal, his lawyer, said
Mzoudi's presence in Afghanistan
didn't mean he was guilty.
"We assume he was in Afghani-
stan, but it's never been established
he took al-Qaida training there. We
know he was in Afghanistan, but
so were tens of thousands of other
Muslims Rosenthal said.
Rosenthal said his client spent
a year and a half in jail in "a very
weak case" and based on "circum-
stantial evidence
Before he was deported, another
of Mzoudi's lawyers said her client
was afraid of being apprehended
and interrogated once he returned
to Morocco.
But on Tuesday, Mzoudi said he
was not worried.
"I wouldn't have come if I were
afraid" of arrest, he said. "I wanted
to leave Germany. Wasn't it
enough what they did to me for a
year and a half?"
Before Mzoudi's plane touched
down, a Moroccan security official
at the airport said they had no
intention of arresting him.
Another security official
chatted amicably with Mzoudi
as he waited for his papers and
shook his hands as he left the
airport terminal. Another official
escorted Mzouodi and his family to
their van before they
headed to Marrakesh.
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RALEIGH, NC � Sexual dis-
crimination resulted in a denied
pay increase and a reassignment to
night patrol for a former campus
police sergeant at North Carolina
State University, an administrative
law judge ruled.
Ann Trochum, who now works
for the State Capitol Police, should
have been paid the same amount
as eight male sergeants working at
the university, Administrative Law
Judge Augustus B. Elkins II ruled.
In his decision, Elkins said Tro-
chum's claims of sexual discrimina-
tion were legitimate based in part
on several comments made to her
by her former supervisor, Lt. Rich-
ard Potts. In one case, he reportedly
told her she was nothing more than
a secretary and in another case he
taunted her after a disagreement
over a rape investigation.
Potts denied making either
Assistant Attorney General
Katherine Galvin, who is repre-
senting the university, argued
the comments aren't germane to
the case because Potts did not set
Trochum's salary.
Elkins' decision, which was
released in May, must still be
approved by the State Personnel
Trochum's back pay would
total about $28,000. The univer-
sity would also be responsible for
other costs such as retirement ben-
efits and attorney fees. A hearing
before the personnel commission
is expected in July.
Trochum became a law enforce-
ment officer in 1999 and was hired
by the NCSU Campus Police Depart-
ment in March 2000 as a patrol
officer. Before that, she worked for
the State Bureau of Investigation
for 24 years. Her duties included
supervision of a clerical unit. She
did not supervise officers.
She was promoted to sergeant at
NCSU in May 2001, the only female
sergeant on the force.
Autopsy shows NC
student's blood-alcohol
level twice the legal limit
High Point University student
whose body was found face down
in a shallow creek more than a
month ago had a blood-alcohol
level that was more than twice
the legal limit for drivers in
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Terrence McCann, 20, of
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hol level of 0.2 at the time of his
death, the chief medical exam-
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North Carolina are considered
intoxicated if they have a level
of .08 or higher.
The autopsy and police inves-
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McCann was reported miss-
ing by his parents May 9, one day
after they arrived in High Point
to take him home for summer
break. McCann's friends told
police they had been drinking
alcohol the afternoon of May 7
and continued drinking at a bar
later that evening.
Police say McCann's friend,
Brandon Michael Wright, 21, of
Laurel Springs, N.J bought malt
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to McCann. He has been charged
with aiding and abetting giving
malt beverages to anyone under
21, a misdemeanor.
McCann's body was found in
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falling into less than 2 inches of
water. McCann had several small
abrasions on his arms, hands
and face, but the scratches were
not sufficient to cause death
or suggest foul play, according
to the autopsy report released
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No better 'Batman' has ever been made
Batman Begins' ranks
among the year's best
Batman Begins is the best adap-
tation of the Batman comic book
series ever made. Forget the pre-
vious four movies directed by
Tim Burton and Joel Schumacher.
Christopher Nolan's vision of the
Dark Knight is the darkest and most
complete Batman film yet.
Christian Bale, famous for his
role as crazed serial killer in Ameri-
can Psycho, outperforms everyone
who came before him, including
Michael Keaton. His commanding
onscreen presence shines on both
ends of the spectrum as both Bruce
Wayne and as Batman. He is made
to look less as a comic book hero
and more as the dark vigilante he
was originally conceived to be by
creator Bob Kane.
There's nothing in Batman
Begins that reflects in any way that
this is a comic book adaptation.
Some may say that Tim Burton's
1989 adaptation was very dark.
However, there were still light and
goofy elements that made that film
'Batman' cast Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Christian Bale, Katie Holmes, Morgan Freeman and Liam Neeson
look like it was taken right out of a
comic book. Jack Nicholson as The
Joker was a great casting choice,
but he didn't have the evil sinister
appearance that Nolan's villains
have in Batman Begins.
Don't get me wrong, the first
Batman was a great film, but look-
ing at it now in retrospect to this
latest installment, there is no com-
parison. Batman Begins has the sin-
ister look and an overall darker tone
that was missing from the original.
This film does not even come close
to being compared to the latter two
films Batman Forever and Batman &
Robin. Those two adaptations rank
among the worst comic book and
superhero adaptations in history.
Batman was made to look soft and
not at all intimidating, while his
villains, Two-Face, the Riddler, Mr.
Freeze and Poison Ivy, were made
to look like clowns with no clear
ambitions. They wanted to kill
Batman, but why? The villains in
Batman Begins are evil and have
sinister plans the destroy Gotham
City. Batman is not a factor in the
As Batman Begins opens, we
meet Bruce Wayne as a prisoner,
locked away in a prison far away
from the likes of Gotham. He is
approached by a man named Henri
Ducard (Liam Neeson), who claims
to work for Ra's Al Ghul (Ken Wata-
nabe). Ducard releases Wayne and
brings him to train with him and
Ra's Al Ghul. When he's finished
training, Wayne is a fierce martial
arts expert who returns home to
Gotham City with vengeance and
justice in his eyes.
Through flashbacks, we see
parts of Wayne's past, such as the
murder of his parents and the
reason why Wayne chose to dress
up like a bat while he fights crime.
He also sees that Gotham is con-
trolled by an evil mob boss named
Carmine Falcone (Tom Wilkinson),
whom Wayne has an extreme dis-
taste toward.
The cities of Chicago and New
York were used as backdrops for
Gotham, as opposed to filming it
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Magical Preview
Bewitched began as a sitcom
based on the misadventures of a
housewife and witch, Samantha
(Elizabeth Montgomery), and a
mortal husband, Darrin (Dick York
and Dick Sargent).
At first glance, Samantha and
Darrin appeared to be the aver-
age suburban couple with one
slight difference - Samantha was
a witch. The sitcom tension began
as Samantha agreed not to use her
supernatural powers at Darrin's
request. The show was well crafted
with skilled script writers, advanced
special effects (for the time) and an
outstanding cast.
Bewitched soon became one of
the most beloved sitcoms in tele-
vision history and aired on ABC
from 1964-1972. The show was an
immediate hit and was consistently
in the "Nielsen Ratings Top Twelve"
for its first five seasons.
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Will Ferrell plays one of his usual wacky roles as Darrin in the movie. Nicole Kidman steps outside of the "drama" box for this fun-loving film.
its high production values, cleverness,
diversity and American culture.
Now 33 years after the last
season of Bewitched, director Nora
Ephron (When Harry Met Sally,
You've Got Mail) has created a movie
that is sure to recreate the fun and
fantasy of this classic comedy.
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the movie CQmjQg,qj4 because as.
a kid, I loved watching re-runs of
Bewtiched on TV Land said Steven
DuPre, accounting major.
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Bewitched as IsabelSamantha. She
plays a naive, good-natured witch
who is determined not to use her
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also stars in this romantic comedy
as Jack WyattDarrin, a tall and
charming actor who is trying to
get his career back on track. He
sets his sights on landing a role on
an updated version of the beloved
late 1960's comedy Bewitched. He
lands the role of the mere-mortal
.Qarxin, but gets more than he ever
bargained for.
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Isabel and is immediately attracted
to her nose, which resembles the
nose of Elizabeth Montgomery. He
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Don't mess with the real Austin, Texas 55
from page A9
Austin, Texas is the most recent city to fall victim to reality television.
The Real World: Austin
As a plethora of reality television
shows start popping up, we have the
option of watching everything from
"Iron Chef America" to "I want to
be a Hilton With so many exciting
alternatives, will young America still
tune in to watch the granddaddy of
reality shows?
This season, MTV's "The Real
World" series is set to take place in
the city of Austin, Texas. A city that
most of us probably know very little
about, but MTV will soon expose
us to all of the bars and clubs that
Austin has to offer.
Let me introduce you to the
newest batch of seven strangers
picked to live in a house.
Rachel is a 21-year-old Iraq war
veteran with a sex drive as strong
as her will to help our country. Her
hero is porn star Jenna Jameson,
but she has a boyfriend. MTV wants
us to tune in to see if she'll stay
faithful, which she probably won't.
Nehemian is a 19-year-old
African-American man from
California. He has a mother in
rehab and his MTV profile says
he's a "bright, charismatic young
man" but was forced to "grow up
quickly Sounds sort of like this
season's version of Karamo from
RW: Philadelphia.
Melinda is a perky blonde from
Wisconsin. Apparently she's an
"ugly duckling turned swan as if
that would make us ugly ducklings
tune in to watch her. She's a down
home girl. Think American Idol
winner Carrie Underwood without
the accent, good looks and singing
voice, but that would still probably
be an insult to Ms. Underwood.
Next is Wes, a 20-year-old from
Kansas. MTV lists him as being
"obnoxious a "super-competi-
tive jock a frat boy and "bright
Wes is basically a spitting image of
"Road Rules "infamous star, Abram.
The two guys will undoubtedly be
mistaken for the same person all
Lacey, 24, is your token "unique"
person. She was born to hippies, and
has lived a sheltered life. She's Frankie
from "Real World: San Diego minus
the colorful hair. I predict drama
spouting from her direction.
Johanna is a 21-year-old Cali-
fornian who MTV lists as "fiery
"highly opinionated" and "argu-
mentative Once, again, I think
MTV is trying to draw viewers in
by making us believe that every
one of these characters is volatile
and capable of creating life-altering
drama at any second.
Last is Danny, a 21-year-old from
Massachusetts. As the only attractive
male character, I immediately assume
he's gay, only because all gay men on
"The Real World" thus far have been
drop-dead gorgeous. MTV lists Danny
as a "great debater once again insinu-
ating that he's a drama creator.
From the previews running
on MTV, it looks like there will
be more drama in this season
than ever before. Will it be
worth watching? No. The story
is old, and right now it just
looks as if all the drama is staged.
Running the same show with the
same story line for 16 years might
have worked before, but this season
it's just looking a bit lame. MTV
attempts to make their characters
look deep and admirable, but also
wants us to expose us to as many
infrared sex scenes and incessant
boozing and puking as possible. It's
just a bit over the top now. How-
ever, if you're one who happens to
like this season, I suggest tuning in
to "I want to be a Hilton" as well.
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soundstage like the previous
four films. This gives the city of
Gotham a real look and character.
The city looks less like something
out of a comic book and more like
the real cities that we all know,
making the events in the film more
and more believable.
Upon his return to Gotham,
Wayne is assisted by the faith-
ful family butler Alfred (Michael
Caine). He also shows up at the
business his father owned, Wayne
Corp. to find it is being run by a
corporate slug (Rutger Hauer). He
is assigned to work in the devel-
opment department with Lucius
Fox (Morgan Freeeman), who later
becomes Batman's equivalent to
James Bond's Q. We also meet
Wayne's childhood friend Rachel
Dawes (Katie Holmes), who now
works as an assistant District
Attorney. She has problems of her
own because all of Falcone's thugs
who are arrested are pronounced
legally insane to withstand trial
by the mysterious Dr. Jonathan
Crane (Cillian Murphy), who has
a sinister plan of his own. Also
appearing in this film is Gotham's
future commissioner James Gordon
(Gary Oldman), who at this time is
only a sergeant and Gotham's only
honest cop.
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Christian Bale, above, follows a long line of crime fighting Batmans.
Batman Begins has one of the
year's best-assembled casts. Every
single person brings their acting
expertise to the table and brings
all of these characters to life in a
way that no other Batman film has
been able to do. Katie Holmes (by
her age a mere amateur compared
to the seasoned veterans she acts
alongside) even holds her own
against everyone in the film. But
it is Bale who steals the show. It is
over an hour into the film before we
catch our first glimpse of Batman.
Up until that point, we are getting
to know Bruce Wayne in a way that
we have not seen before. This film
is more about Wayne than Batman.
This is the same formula that made
last year's Spider-Man 2 work so well
and why the TV series "Smallville"
is so good. We get a sense of who
the man underneath the costume
is rather than just seeing the super-
Although this film is based on
the DC Comics character, the story
does not come from one specific
volume. It is a story written by
both director Nolan and David S.
Goyer. Their screenplay is one of
the year's most polished that leaves
little to no unanswered questions
at the film's finish. Very rarely do
we find films that do this to us.
Those that do will rank among the
year's best.
Nolan, who has already made a
name for himself with Insomnia and
Mewento,brings his unique style of
directing to this series. It does not
need to be compared to the previ-
ous four Batman films; instead, it
should be considered the start of a
new franchise. Nolan keeps the use
of computer generated effects to an
absolute minimum, which is great.
In an age where filmmakers can do
whatever they want with the use of
a computer, Nolan keeps authentic
filmmaking his priority. The film's
many car crashes and a spectacular
train derailment scene look even
better than the space wars we were
treated to in Episode III. There's
nothing wrong with using CGI as
long as it is not overused, which
Nolan does not do.
Batman Begins is the best
Batman film ever made. It is also
one of the best comic book adapta-
tions and one of the best superhero
film adaptations ever. It is one of
the year's absolute best films. Never
before have we been given such
a complete film about Batman.
This is the film that fans of the
Batman comic book have been
waiting for.
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Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell have perfect chemistry for this remake.
seeing him as the quirky mortal
man whom she can settle down
with and lead her desired "normal"
life. Turns out they are both right,
but in ways they never imagined.
This magical comedy also stars
Shirley MacLaine (The Evening Star,
foan of Arc) as Endora. She's the
right height, age and is a redhead,
but most importantly she is kooky
and charming. Michael Caine
(Shiner, Around the Bend) plays Mau-
rice, Endora's husband.
After fate steps in and brings
Isabel and Jack together to play
TV couple, real life begins to set in
as Isabel unfolds her dream life of
being a "normal" housewife. In real
life Isabel has come from her magi-
cal world to Earth to find a mortal
husband and coincidently she lands
a TV role of whom she really is and
what she has been searching for in
real life all along. It's a TV show
within a movie based pretty much
on the same TV show. This seems
to be a confusing concept. Be sure
to catch Will Ferrell being funny as
always along with Nicole Kidman
continuing her wonderful charm
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Golden key for success
New strength coach
building football team
Newly hired strength coach
Michael Golden has been working
with Skip Holtz for years. Once
Holtz was hired to be head football
coach in December, it was only a
matter of time before Golden made
the now-familiar coaching transi-
tion from Columbia, SC to ECU.
"I don't follow him just because
I like him said Golden.
"We work real well together and
have a great working relationship.
He's behind me 100 percent
Holtz first hired Golden as the
head football strength coach at the
University of Connecticut. Golden,
who was working at a local high
school at the time, immediately
impressed Holtz over collegiate
candidates. Golden had spent the
last three years at the University of
South Carolina where Holtz' father,
Lou, was head coach.
"It was an easy decision for
me because the people I talked to
said the kids would work hard
Golden said.
"After only being here a couple
of weeks, these guys are not afraid
of hard work
Golden was also enticed with
the recently constructed Murphy
Center. The 52,000 square foot
facility is the epicenter of the
strength and conditioning pro-
"You can send a recruit to any
place in the country and this will
be top three. Not only is it big, but
also it is well equipped and has a
real good flow. It has everything
you need
The 36-year old replaces John
Pinehurst produces
dramatic finishagain
Retief Goosen's collapse
a real head scratcher
Six years ago, the first U.S.
Open ever held at Pinehurst No. 2
yielded some of the most exciting
action ever seen in golf's National
Championship. With Phil Mick-
elson leading the field and Tiger
Woods on his tail all day, the late,
great Payne Stewart delivered with
a dramatic tie breaking putt on the
72nd hole to secure his second U.S.
Open victory.
Sadly, he never got to defend
his title. Stewart died tragically in a
plane crash only four months later.
With the lasting image of Stewart's
great victory in '99, both in our
minds and outside the course in a
statue of his winning pose, the U.S.
Open returned to Pinehurst No. 2
with a plethora of exciting story-
lines, and by the end of the tourna-
ment, something no one believed
could have happened did.
In the first three rounds, last
year's Open winner and the world's
fifth-ranked player, Retief Goosen,
appeared to be headed for his
second Open win in a row and his
third in all. It appeared that with
an almost insurmountable lead
heading into the final round that
Goosen's third Open victory would
be a forgone conclusion.
With a three-stroke lead head-
ing into the final round, experts
were saying that Goosen only
needed an average round to secure
victory on the treacherous Pine-
hurst No. 2 course. But like many
golfers, even the world's best strug-
gling at the grueling No. 2 course,
Goosen would finally succumb to
the course's conditions and at
the worst possible time. It started
out rough, and in the rough, for
Goosen, with a double-bogey on
the second hole, and things would
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of new CBA, avert lockout
Atlanta Hawks assistant coach David Fizdale, right, talks with Deron
Williams during Hawks pre-draft workouts in Atlanta Tuesday.
(AP) � NBA owners and players
agreed to a new collective bargain-
ing agreement Tuesday, averting
the possibility of a lockout.
The league called a news confer-
ence in San Antonio prior to Game
6 of the NBA Finals, with com-
missioner David Stern and union
director Billy Hunter announcing
their agreement.
The deal came on the fourth
consecutive day of talks between
the sides. The league's old seven-year
agreement is due to expire June 30.
Details of the new six-year
agreement were not immediately
disclosed, but the sides had been
trying to reach compromises on
several key issues. Among them
were the owners' desires to raise the
minimum age for draft eligibility to
19, reduce the maximum length of
long-term Contracts from seven years
to six and reduce the size of annual
salary increases in those long-term
Among the main items the
players were seeking was a reduc-
tion in the so-called escrow tax,
under which 10 percent of their
salaries are withheld if the amount
of revenues devoted to players'
salaries exceeds a specified per-
Owners had already offered to
raise the salary cap from slightly more
than 48 percent of revenues to 51 per-
cent, thereby increasing the amount
of money each team can spend on
player salaries.
The NBA has a system known as
a "soft" salary cap, allowing teams to
exceed the cap threshold to retain
their own free agents and to sign free
agents under the so-called midlevel
exception that was added to the
labor agreement in 1999 after the
sides went through a seven and a
half month lockout.
Another lockout could begin
July 1.
The agreement will still need to
be ratified by the league's Board of
Governors and by the members of
the players' union at their annual
meeting in Las Vegas next week.
GOldeil from page A12
Greico, who had worked directly
with the football team for the pre-
vious year. Greico is still employed
by ECU, but will not be serving the
main role for football.
"The staff has been great
Golden said. "It's not about 'me'
or 'you It's about getting this
thing in the right direction. We're
an organized bunch. We are all on
the same page and I believe it shows
with the athletes
Golden will oversee the entire
strength and conditioning pro-
gram. At South Carolina, he worked
directly with women's volleyball
and tennis. He also has worked with
hockey and rugby. However, he will
be working directly with football
until approximately December to
allow for a smooth transition.
"I like my athletes, especially
my football players, to work at
a high tempo. We have to do an
hour and a half's work in 45 min-
utes. That just brings the intensity.
When these guys are done working
out here, I don't want them to say
that they could have done more.
That's every day that they have to
feel like that
For conditioning, the players
have been separated into differ-
ent conditioning groups staggered
in the middle of the day. Golden
wants the players to understand
being tired in the elements to simu-
late game day.
"I look at it like a military approach.
The military hammers kids into the
ground. Once they are at the same
level, you build them back up. During
the summer, it's my job to bury them
and get them in shape. Once camp
comes, it's X's and O's. That's where
Coach Holtz takes over
Golden plans to establish a
Strong Man competition in the
latter portion of the summer. He
believes that the players' pride will
help to create competition. With a
team that has been 3-20 over the
past two seasons, any extra advan-
tage helps.
"I have a plan in place. All we
have to do is implement the plan.
The workouts are supposed to be
hard and the games easy
Golden doesn't lack the experi-
ence in the weight room. In addi-
tion to Connecticut and South Car-
olina, he served as head strength
coach at his alma mater Central
Connecticut State. He also interned
with the Cleveland Browns and
with Harvard University.
"I wanted to get a lot of differ-
ent angles getting into this busi-
ness. It helped in a way because
with so many different things, you
put your plan together
He also served as assistant coach
for the five-time World Powerlifting
Champion USA Men's Team. The
powerlifting competition has 11
different men divided by weight
class who have to lift the most
they've ever lifted in a day.
"Of those 11 guys, everybody
has a different way of motivating
themselves. I've seen it all. It helped
me to know that every athlete on
your team cannot be motivated the
same way. Everyone has a trigger
and once you find that button, you
will be a much better coach
Not even a month into his reign
of the Murphy Center, Golden has
command of the warriors of the
Pirate Nation. With the lush view of
the field in his office, Golden is ready
to watch his players outlast their
opponents physically and mentally.
"I'm impressed with the direc-
tion so far. These kids really want to
win. It makes my job easy. If things
are going the way they are now, you
will see a team that will give great
effort. Hopefully it's enough
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US Opfill from page A12
only get worse as the day went on.
After an amazing collapse by
the man they call "Ice Man
Goosen would go on to shoot an 11-
over par, 81, to put himself well out
of contention to collect his third
U.S. Open title. It was a collapse
of gigantic proportions, only mir-
rored by Greg Norman's dramatic
collapse at the 1996 Masters and
Jean Van de Velde's meltdown at
the 1999 British Open. With Goos-
en's dramatic collapse, the door
swung wide open for the world's
number-one player, Tiger Woods.
It appeared that with Goosen out
of the picture, Woods would turn
on some of that old Tiger magic
that we have seen so many times
in the past and continue his quest
for golf's grand slam, but the long
forgotten Michael Campbell had
other ideas.
Campbell, a player who almost
won the British Open in 1995 when
he was considered a rising star,
seemed to come out of nowhere
on the final day with a final round
reminiscent of Payne Stewart's
resolve in 1999. Campbell, a player
long given up as a waste of talent,
charged along in the final round as
he battled Woods tit-for-tat.
With Woods collecting a
number of birdies and hitting
spectacular shots in his final round
outing, Campbell would be the only
player to stand in his way and
stand in his way he did. With con-
sistent play throughout the week,
Campbell brought his A-game to
Sunday's final round. For a lesser
player, Sunday's spotlight would've
been a huge deterrent with the
world's greatest player breathing
down your neck and playing on
one of the world's toughest courses.
Campbell, however, would remain
undeterred and seemingly relish
the spotlight.
With a spectacular putt on the
71st hole, Campbell's first major
championship was secure. For a
player who considered quitting the
game of golf altogether only seven
years ago, the victory was all the
more sweet for Campbell.
Campbell wasn't the only good
story on the course. In this open,
we learned the names of golfer's
that most have never heard of
before, like Jason Gore, the 818th
ranked player in the world, who
came out of nowhere to be in the
final pairing in Sunday's final
round. He even dubbed himself
the "Nationwide Nobody" on the
second day of the tournament.
Unfortunately, much like Goosen,
Gore fell apart Sunday and finished
in double digits over par. But his
finish was bittersweet. Although he
fell out of contention for the title,
Gore made over $20,000, almost
more than his entire 2005 earnings
on the Nationwide tour.
As usual, Pinehurst No. 2 pro-
duced great storylines and a dra-
matic finish as the backdrop for the
U.S. Open. Hopefully, however, the
Open will not be remembered for
Goosen's collapse, but rather for
Cambpell's unflappable nerve, an
attribute needed to win any major,
but most of all this one.
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