The East Carolinian, July 20, 2005
Volume 80 Number 86
July 20, 2005
SGA gears up for next semester
Split ticket won't
stop them from
accomplishing goals
Officers and cabinet members
of the Student Government Asso-
ciation met last week to discuss
plans for the fall semester, budget
issues, new recruits and to allow
everyone to become familiar with
one another.
SGA officers met at 5:00 p.m.
for an executive meeting and at
7:00 p.m. were joined by members
of various student groups for a
cabinet meeting.
M. Cole Jones, SGA president,
said he was pleased with the
number of people who made it to
the meeting despite long commutes
and bad weather.
"Even though its cloudy out-
side, its sunny in student govern-
ment said Jones.
The cabinet meeting featured
student leaders from groups like
Healthy Pirates, Academic Affairs,
Student Union and Ledonia Wright
Cultural Center. Several members
entertained ideas such as changes to
the ECU OneCard as well as making
rules against instructors giving tests
and projects during the last week of
the semester.
Some cabinet members
expressed worries about being
overwhelmed by project ideas.
Jones encouraged them to seek out
now offered
at ECU
New program to begin
this fall semester
The SGA cabinet discusses issues and ideas to improve the university this upcoming school year.
assistants within SGA in order to get
their platform accomplished.
"We need to strive to get 100
percent of our platform done said
Andy Beamer, SGA treasurer.
Beamer said there would have
to be budget cuts this year � every-
one had received a cut in an effort
to balance SGA's budget. SGA has
had problems with different organi-
zations spending too much money
on equipment. Travel expenses will
have to be limited as well.
SGA is also looking to revamp
the entire constitution. Each stu-
dent organization will have to have
an SGA senate representative in
order to receive money.
The 20052006 academic year
will feature a first in SGA his-
tory. This is the first time the
SGA elections have resulted in
split-ticket winners. The executive
officers ran with other running
mates during the election but
now have to function together
despite being on separate tickets.
Jones is not worried about any
differences though. Thus far, each
of them has worked well together
and they have similar visions for
SGA's future.
He said each candidate took a
compulsory pledge of honor during
the election to work together once
the new staff was in place.
Everyone agreed to one common
see SGA page A5
Chairman has big goals for the medical school
Rotondo will be responsible
for surgery department
The Department of Surgery at
the Brody School of Medicine has
named Dr. Michael F. Rotondo, a
professor of surgery at ECU, as their
new chairman.
Rotondo has served as interim
chairman since May of 2003 when
o his predecessor, Dr W. Randolph
5 Chitwood, was named director of
� the Eastern Carolina Cardiovascu-
lar Institute.
Rotondo was a reluctant candi-
o date for the position initially.
"I hadn't put thought into such
a position at the time he said.
However, after one year as
interim chair it became evident that
this was a position that appealed
to him.
When the time came to begin
a search for replacement, Rotondo
expressed interest in the position.
The dean, Dr. Cynda Johnson,
opted to forgo an external search.
In his role as an academic sur-
geon, he covers three areas: educa-
tion, business and professional.
This encompasses teaching duties,
a clinical practice and overseeing
the faculty and budget issues, such
as generating clinical revenues. As
chairman, Rotondo bears responsi-
bility for the direction and vision
of the department, as well as other
various administrative duties.
Rotondo describes the position
as a "tremendous opportunity
"What is dramatic about ECU
and the Brody School of Medicine is
that eastern North Carolina needs
us Rotondo said.
"It is great to work in a system
where you are really needed - you
couldn't ask for a better environ-
He also said he has a "vast
amount of goals" including
expanding the clinical capacity
in the fields of cardiovascular and
gastric bypass surgery.
"ECU has a history of being
leaders in education Rotondo said.
"There's a long tradition of
Rotondo hopes to strengthen
see ROTONDO page A6
A new security studies program
at ECU, which is scheduled to begin
in the fall, has already generated
interest from a large number of
The program, which will
S help student's foster new ideas
�and views of homeland security,
combines elements from several
w other departments of the univer-
sity, including political science,
criminal justice, geography and
Rick Kilroy, director of
Undergraduate Minor in Secu-
rity Studies and professor of
political science at ECU, said
the interdisciplinary nature
of the program helps students
to focus on areas that are related
to homeland security, but
not available in their chosen field
of study.
"We are taking advantage of
courses that are already out there
said Kilroy.
These schools work together
to help develop curriculums and
programs in this developing field
of study.
"It is an opportunity for schools
to connect with what they are
doing and to share ideas with one
another Kilroy said.
ECU now offers a 24-hour
minor available to undergrad-
uates this fall, as well as the
15-hour graduate certificate
available since 2004. Plans are also
underway to create a Masters pro-
gram, which may be available as
soon as 2006.
"We're working on plan-
ning the degree said Car-
mine Scavo, director of the
Security Studies Program
and professor of political science
at ECU.
"The implementation date
see SECURITY page A5

Announcements News Briefs
Finding the Youth Voice Local
Democracy North Carolina will be
holding a roundtable discussion on
engaging the next generation of voters
and civic leaders Tuesday, July 26 from
6-8 p.m. in the Willis Building. The
public, of all ages, are invited to attend
and participate in this event to bring
the community and young people
together to discuss empowering
youth in the civic and voting process.
For more information, please contact
Democracy North Carolina at 321 -7715.
Home Expo
Interested in buying a home of
your own? Progressive action and
restoration community Development
Corporation is holding the Home
Expo Saturday, July 30 in the Willis
Building in partnership with the City
of Greenville planning and community
development department and self-
help credit union. Meet with housing
representatives, general contractors,
insurance companies, realtors and
lenders. Registration is required. For
more information, contact Missy Hill at
329-8141 or Gloria Kesler at 329-4226.
Police Auction
The Greenville Police Department will
be holding an auction of unclaimed
property Saturday, August 6 at 9
a.m. behind the police department.
Items will be sold to the highest cash
bid. These items include over 100
assorted bicycles, televisions, stereos,
calculators, VCRs, CDs, tools, cell
phones, DVD players, lawnmowers,
video games, furniture and more.
Kitty calendar contest
Marley Fund's 2006 calendar contest
is extending its entry deadline to July
22. Send your favorite photo of your
pet along with a story of why he is so
special and a $10 entry fee to 1510-
208 Wimbledon Way, Greenville, NC
27858, to qualify your animal. Winners
will be featured as a monthly model
in Marley Fund's 2006 Calendar. For
more information, please call Joy at
ALS Walk
The sixth annual Down East Walk
to d'Feet ALS will be held Sturday,
September 17 at the Greenville Town
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and any other important information to
Brunswick sheriff publishes
386-page cookbook
WILMINGTON, NC - Brunswick County
Sheriff Ronald Hewett proves he
serves more than just warrants in a
cookbook that arrived in stores last
Its 386 pages includes mystery pecan
pie and hillbilly caviar. All proceeds
go to Lower Cape Fear Hospice &
The cookbook started in early spring
when Hewett sent letters soliciting
recipes to friends and colleagues
around the state.
The response means book buyers
can cook up New Hanover County
Sheriff Sid Causey's shrimp chowder,
Haywood County Sheriff Tom
Alexander's Smokey Mountain meat
loaf and Camden County-style ribs by
Sheriff Tony Perry.
Cleveland County Sheriff Raymond
Hamrick, who sent his fruit cocktail
cake recipe in memory of his mother,
said the cookbook was a wonderful
Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue had a similar
To do a cookbook to raise money,
of all the things he could have done
said Perdue, who contributed a family
favorite, flank steak marinade.
Two companies say they're not
liable for mlx-up at Duke hospitals
DURHAM, NC - Two companies sued
in connection with a hydraulic fluid
mix-up at two hospitals affiliated with
Duke University Health Systems said
in court filings they shouldn't be held
Cardinal Health Inc. of Ohio
and Automatic Elevator Co. of
Durham have filed responses to
the lawsuits about the mix-up that
led to hydraulic fluid being used to
clean surgical instruments instead of
Some 3,800 surgical patients were
affected by the mix-up that occurred
last year at Durham Regional Hospital
and Duke Health Raleigh Hospital.
Automatic Elevator contends that if it
was negligent at all - which it denies
- its negligence "was superseded or
intervened by the negligence of some
other person, entity or party The
other party is not identified in court
space shuttle flight until at least next
week, saying it is no closer to finding
what caused a fuel gauge to fail in the
first launch countdown.
Discovery has been grounded by the
problem since Wednesday.
"We have been working for 212 years
to return the shuttle to flight deputy
shuttle program manager Wayne Hale
said Monday. "A few days more when
it's all said and done, to make sure
we're flying safely, is not a problem in
the bigger scheme of things
Discovery and its crew of seven will
fly no earlier than next Tuesday, Hale
NASA may decide to conduct yet
another fueling test on the shuttle
that day or soon afterward, with
the external tank fully loaded with
propellants. Such a test could push the
liftoff even further into next week.
Hale said one big question being
debated is if the problem does
not recur in a fueling test, and the
troublesome fuel gauge works
properly, "is that good enough to go
fly the next day?" - or even, possibly,
the very same day.
NASA puts launch off until at
least next week, no closer to
pinpointing fuel gauge failure
put off its long-awaited resumption of
International nuclear talks with
North Korea to resume July 26
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea
said Tuesday that North Korea will
resume nuclear disarmament talks on
July 26 after a 13-month boycott, with
diplomats from five nations stepping
up pressure on Pyongyang to scrap its
nuclear weapons program.
North Korea agreed earlier this month
to return to the talks after being
assured by the top U.S. nuclear
envoy that Washington recognized
its sovereignty. South Korea's Foreign
Ministry said the talks Would convene
July 26. No closing date was given.
The previous three rounds, which
started in 2003, lasted for several
days and failed to lead to any
breakthroughs. South Korea is
pressing for this round of the six-
nation talks to be more flexible and
last longer - possibly up to a month
or more.
South Korea plans to "play a
progressive and active role in making
substantial progress at this round of
six-party talks for resolution of the
North Korean nuclear problem the
Foreign Ministry said.
China, Japan, Russia, South
Korea and the United States have
sought to convince the North to
abandon its nuclear weapons. The
nuclear crisis began in late 2002 when
U.S. officials accused the North of
running a secret uranium enrichment
Arizona professor of classics
named chair of ECU department
Romer to head
department of foreign
languages and literatures
ECU has named Frank Romer,
a professor of classics at the
University of Arizona, as chair
of the Department of Foreign
Languages and Literatures, effective
August 1.
The university contacted
Romer, currently working at the
University of Arizona, after a
colleague recommended him for
the position.
Romer describes the
application process as "vigorous
and fair noting that "they looked
at all aspects: administrative
experience, teaching and
The mission statement of
ECU's Department of Foreign Lan-
guages and Literatures attracted
Romer because of its clear state-
jnent about the tradition of Liberal
Arts. "I'm interested in the role of
foreign language in the college
said Romer.
"It seems that the college and
university are working to enhance
their academic profile Currently,
the University of Arizona is experi-
encing serious budget problems and
therefore their administration is not
encouraging development. Romer
saw an opportunity to help the for-
eign languages department at ECU
as they grow with the school.
Among his plans, Romer
includes hopes that ECU can
advance some language programs
to have graduate programs. Romer
Is a classicist, meaning that he
specializes in Latin and Greek.
He is also a philologist, or he
studies language in the techni-
cal sense. He teaches Greek and
Roman religion, literature and
history in his current position at
the University of Arizona. He is
particularly interested in the
ancient geography of Mediter-
ranean regions. In addition to
numerous articles and book
reviews, Romer has published a
book entitled Pomponius Mela's
Description of the World. Dating
from 43 A.D the book is the
earliest publication of geography.
Romer translated the work and
supplied scholarly commentary.
Romer received his bachelor's
degree from NYU and his master's
and doctoral degrees from Stan-
ford. In the last three or four years,
he has received several academic-
He was awarded the College
of Humanities Distinguished
Undergraduate AdvisorMentor
Award and the Humanities
Seminars Advisory Board Teach-
ing Award, both in the spring of
Additionally, Romer served a
one year appointment as the Cardin
Chair in Humanities at Loyola
College in Maryland during the
2002-2003 school year. "I love the
Greenville area Romer said, noting
that he is particularly interested
in the ecological environment of
Eastern North Carolina.
Romer has friends and family in
North Carolina as well, which he says
will be a definite comfort factor.
Romer will also be seeing at
least one familiar face on campus
this fall.
"One of my students from my
first Latin class at the University
of Arizona is a history professor at
ECU Romer said.
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Pirate Rants
To all my friends in summer
school, I really miss you guys! I'm
at home doing an internship, but I
would give anything to be at ECU
with my girls and guys. See you all
in a few weeks
Life is good. You're in school,
building your future. Some folks
are not so lucky. Don't blow your
opportunity. You have the ability
to make and take your own breaks.
Just do it!
To the ranter who said the alerts
should all read: watch out for tall,
black males since that is what most
of them say anyway, as an African
American, I find that to be a racist
comment. Stop being racist.
To the person who replied and
was offended by someone's rant
about how the flash alerts should
outright state, "Look out for all
AA Tall Males You didn't get it
did you?
I watch out for tall black males
all the time! I mean they are so hot
and I need a little bit of chocolate
in my milk sometimes ECU needs
MORE sexy black guys I may be a
white girl with curly hair that likes
to wear pink polo shirts but I really
don't care for my men too. What is
the deal with all the long haired,
pink polo wearing white guys? Hey
"dudes" get some style!
I know it's summer and things
are different during the summer,
but why has downtown morphed
from a college hang out to a ghetto.
I don't even like going down there
any more. I never understood why
people went to a club or bar to start
fights and stuff. When I go out I
just want to hang out with friends,
have a few drinks, and go home. 1
can't even do that any more with-
out being harassed anymore. I hate
it. Where are all my fellow college
students. I want downtown back
To the ranter who thinks the
ranter who said all the alerts should
read: beware of tall black malesI
think he was being sarcastic and he
made a good point that is what they
all read! It's not racist, it's a crime
statistic. No one can control who
commits those crimes and to call
someone else racist for pointing that
out is ignorant!
Do you remember your high
school attendance policy? I do. If I can
get 10 absences a semester before it
affected me in high school why can't
1 get at least half that in college?
What is the point of having a
roommate if they are never there?
you'd think if you paid 400 dollars
every month you'd sleep there at
least once. PS. Do your dishes.
You know what really bakes
my noodle? Reverse racism. Black
people can call Caucasian people
names such as "whitey" and what-
not, but if any white person says
anything to a black person they flip
out and call them a racist. Hello pot,
meet kettle.
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In My Opinion
Pop quiz for the new NEA resolutions
NEA is public schools
worse nightmare
Like McArthur to the Philip-
pines, I have returned.
After a much needed, and
equally appreciated (thanks Boss!),
hiatus from these pages I am
refreshed, recharged and raring to
go. Before I do that, I want to thank
to Kristin Murnane for her column
last week. Thanks Kristin. I hope
we see more of your work.
Alright then, let's get down to
the business of making the campus
safe for differing opinion, the exer-
cise of free speech and the conser-
vative (not so silent) majority.
This being a purported institu-
tion of higher learning, I thought
it only fitting that this week's
column should have a pop quiz.
Ready? Here goes
Can you tell me which national
organization passed the following
resolutions at their recent national
convention that ended July 6?
1. To fight efforts to privatize
Social Security (nine individual,
and differently worded, resolu-
2. To research and point out
health problems with exposure
to fragrance chemicals (yes, that
means your perfume andor
cologne), as well as designate a
special area for future meetings
"fragrance free
3. To expand nationwide
plan to elect pro candidates to
Congress in 2006 by sponsoring
political training for members in
targeted areas leading up to the
4. To boycott WalMart, Sam's
Club and Gallo wines and ensure
no Gallo wine is served at future
5. To monitor the lawsuit Envi-
ronmental Defense v. EPA, which
challenges the EPA decision to
increase mercury emission levels
(and) also will explore the feasibil-
ity of filing an amicus brief if and
when the case is appealed.
6. To add the words "other"
and "multi-ethnic" in addition
to "unknown" in the category of
ethnicity on all forms.
7. To propose the creation of a
stamp honoring the group.
8. To defend the national affir-
mative action victorv that resulted
from the Supreme Court decision
in Grutter v Bellinger by opposing
Ward Connerly's anti-affirmative
action ballot initiative, deceptively
known as the "Michigan Civil
Rights Initiative" (MCRI).
9. To call on President Bush and
Congress to (a) support our troops
by creating an exit strategy to end
the U.S. Military occupation of Iraq
and bring our troops home and (b)
provide adequate veterans benefits
and meet the needs of our veterans
for adequate jobs, education, and
10. To express opposition to the
annual observance of "Take Your
Child to Work Day" during the
traditional school year.
So, how many of you have
figured out what the organization
is? Anyone?
I would hazard a guess that
less than 1 out of 100 readers (and
that is, naturally, a conservative
estimate) have even the slightest
clue. So, to satisfy your curiosity, or
put you out of your misery, here's
the answer (drum roll please): the
National Education Association
I kid you not. This is just a
sampling of the 67 "new business"
items that were passed or sent to
committee for further action by
the Representative Assembly of
the organization whose Web site
banner reads "Great Public Schools
For Every Child
How does a boycotting private
business because you disagree
with their labor policies benefit
schools or students? How do nine
separate resolutions to fight Social
Security privatization make for
better schools? How does calling
on President Bush and Congress
to create an "exit strategy" for Iraq
improve the student's education?
And how in the world does "going
on record" condemning Mexico's
President Vicente-Fox' support of
insensitive ethnic stereotypes (I
didn't put that one in the pop quiz)
have anything at all to do with the
American classroom experience?
By stretching the limits
and generously and giving the
NEA the benefit of the doubt,
of the 67 new items that were
approved by their Assembly, a
whopping eight (count them,
eight) actually had anything to do
with schools or students. Actually,
it was eight of 92, since 25 items
were either withdrawn or defeated.
That is quite a track record.
Almost every one of you has
had some experience with the
NEA in your life. They are the
powerful union that represents the
interests of a large portion of the
grade K-12 teacher in this country.
Thankfully, and notably, their
reach doesn't extend to the college
level. Yet. Note that they represent
teachers, not children. Their own
personal and political agendas are
more important than any spurious
concern for the education of the
children they influence.
The NEA is one of the main
reasons that the public school
system is the failure that it is.
The NEA has fought against any
kind of performance standards
measurements for teachers,
merit pay or bonuses (better per-
formers getting more money),
the firing of incompetent
teachers, and of course, the No
Child Left Behind legislation. This
is also the same group that screams
that schools need ever increasing
amounts of money to fix what
they and their policies have already
screwed up.
The NEA is a tax exempt orga-
nization. As such, it is not sup-
posed to be politically active.
That is a restriction that is totally
ignored. A review of the NEA's
records will show that not only is
it active in the political arena, it
is almost totally a Liberal activist
group. That is another fact that
gets ignored.
The public school system
has been in decline for decades.
Literacy rates, test scores and stu-
dent performance have been fall-
ing while dropout rates increase.
American students are falling
behind their international coun-
terparts in almost all areas of
measure. Businesses complain
they can't find people competent
enough to do the jobs required
and have to hire immigrants. And
the list goes on.
The NEA is supposed to be
concerned with students and their
education, not a political agenda.
Until they get that through their
heads and start adjusting their
agenda, your children will be even
less educated and capable than
Is that what you want for your
If not, let them know. Their
Web site is

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SGA from page A1
theme for SGA: visibility, accessibil-
ity and awareness.
They are looking to propagate
this idea Thursday with their
Summer School Outreach event.
SGA is also actively pursuing
its "shipmates" program. This is
a freshman leadership program
where potential SGA senators
learn about procedure and policy
making. SGA has received several
applications already, but are only
accepting about 30 to 35 ship-
The purpose of the cabinet
meeting was to begin what Jones
tentatively calls a "collaboration
station By this, he suggests dif-
ferent organizations on campus
collaborate to do service for the
school and community.
He gave the example of doing
the March of Dimes fund raiser.
Instead of several different groups
doing their version of the March of
Dimes, they could join together to
do one comprehensive fund raiser.
People would donate more if there
were one big fund raiser rather than
several March of Dimes events over
and over again.
SGA is also looking to continue
SGA Intends to hold cabinet
meetings throughout the rest
of the summer In preparation
for the tall semester. There next
meeting Is at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday,
July 26 In Mendenhall.
its fashion of university-commu-
nity relations as well.
Jones wants to help improve the
community and work with other
groups like the volunteer center,
WZMB, Pitt Community College
and city development.
He is also looking forward to
working with Chancellor Ballard
and Gary Moore, vice chancellor
for Student Life, to build relations
and promote diversity.
Their new motto represents
their intended platform, "SGA,
enhancing the total student expe-
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SeCUrity from page
depends on how quickly the
approval process at ECU and the
UNC system goes
Scavo said he hopes the pro-
gram will attract students from
various academic disciplines such
as biology, chemistry and computer
"Security Studies can serve
as a compliment to a variety of
degrees Scavo said.
Kilroy said that with
the increased threat of
terrorist attacks, especially
after September 11, there is a
demand for employees who under-
stand the emerging threats facing
the United States and how mili-
tary and civilian agencies can
work together to neutralize these
"Enlisting in the military may
not be for everyone Kilroy said.
"However, knowledge of
homeland security can
make for an attractive candidate,
no matter what field he or she
ECU is a member of the
National Consortium for
Homeland Security, a network of
universities that offer security stud-
ies programs.
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ROtOndO from page A1
the relationship between undergrad-
uates and the School of Medicine
during his time in this new position.
He says that many are interested in
talking to undergraduates to help
them figure out what they want to
do. This can be a great advantage for
undergraduates, because according
to Rotondo, "we do have formal
programs, but it is very powerful to
interact with undergraduates so they
can ask questions
Rotondo wants to move the
program into the technological age
with the use of simulators, as well
as expanding into translational
research, which is taking new dis-
coveries in the lab and applying
them to the bedside.
Rotondo is a native of Roch-
ester, New York, and received a
bachelor's degree in chemistry, a
master's degree in cardiovascular
physiology and a medical degree
from Georgetown University in
Washington, D.C.
Prior to coming to ECU in 1999,
he completed his surgery residency
at Thomas Jefferson University Hos-
pital in Philadelphia, and received
a fellowship in traumatology and
surgical critical care at the Univer-
sity of Pennsylvania.
He has published 130 manu-
scripts, abstracts, book chapters,
monographs and educational
materials. He has also delivered
over 125 regional and national
presentations. One of his most
significant contributions has been
in the field of damage control
About 10 years ago, Rotondo and
some of his colleagues became inter-
ested in inspecting the way surgeons
were dealing with trauma patients.
"We had patients with tremen-
dous amounts of excessive bleed-
ing he said, "and we had nothing
to offer them
This became his goal to help
find ways to help these patients
survive. Rotondo found that this
approach was met with some
reluctance, as surgeons tend to be
very traditional and reluctant to
embrace change.
Rotondo said his inspiration
was wanting to make a difference
and he didn't have a lot to lose.
"Trauma patients couldn't
handle operations, physically
Rotondo said.
His new approach to trauma
victims was to make the first pri-
ority to stop the bleeding instead
of immediately conducting all
resuscitative surgery. Once the body
had a chance to recover, operations
could be conducted with a higher
rate of survival.
In 1993, Rotondo published
his findings in a paper, changing
the face of trauma. "Previously,
only 10 percent of trauma patients
lived he said.
"Now, 90 percent live
The trade off for this high rate
of survival was complications,
which has become the primary
concern of new doctors.
Rotondo's innovative approach
fits well with the traditions of ECU.
His predecessors. Dr. Walter Pories
(the first chairman of the Depart-
ment of Surgery) and Dr. Chitwood
were both ahead of their time in the
field of medicine, he says.
Rotondo wants to encourage
young doctors as they look for ways
to improve care and in turn to help
surgery to continue to be more flex-
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passionate about telling. Harry
was her spring board to creat-
ing a series filled with creatively
crafted characters.
"I am an extraordinarily lucky
person, doing what I love best
in the world. I'm sure that I will
always be a writer. It was wonderful
enough just to be published. The
greatest reward is the enthusiasm
of the readers Rowling said.
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for Rowling. There were adults and
children dressed up like wizards,
free Harry Potter glasses and book
posters for all the visitors. The store,
usually closing at 10 p.m was open
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been translated into 61 languages
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Depp for portraying this role in
his own way. He is not trying to
be Gene Wilder. Wilder played a
hospitable host in the 1971 version,
whereas Depp plays the role as an
unusual guy who gives the tour
of his factory as if he was forced
to do it.
Also needing to be mentioned
is that screenwriter John August
adapted the novel to a film version
having never seen the original
version of the film.
August wrote this as a very
strange, weird and at times
extremely random comedy. He's
also added on to the ending of the
novel. The last 10 minutes of the
film is not in the original, nor is it
in the novel. The film has a certain
tone that is present throughout
that is similar to another August
scripted and Burton adapted film,
Big Fish.
This version of the book is not a
musical either. The Oompa Loom-
pa's (all played by one man, Deep
Roy) sing, but their lyrics are what
Dahl had written in his book. The
music for these songs was writ-
ten and sung by longtime Burton
music collaborator Danny Elfman.
The Oompa Loompa songs are
some of the most comic moments
in the film. The music is written
to sound as music from the 1980s.
Elfman is very familiar with this
style as he used to be a member of the
1980's pop group Oingo Boingo.
All of the Oompas Loompa's
being played by the same person
was a bit of a shock. Though they
were all the same man, their voices
were different and their computer
generation was only a little on the
eerie side. This was a significant
change from the original film
version of the book. This change
added a different tone to the movie
that was not achieved the first time
Although this film may not
be your typical dark Burton style
film, it is still in the realms of
what he does best. Charlie and the
Chocolate Factory may be a little too
peculiar for some, but it is overall
an enjoyable two hours. As previ-
ously stated, it's very similar in
style to Burton's first feature film
Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, yet there
are many elements that will make
you take one look at this and say,
"That's a Tim Burton movie Most
of these elements are found in the
art direction of both the factory
and the house in which the Bucket
family resides. The factory has a
dark look to it and the machinery
found inside looks like something
out of Fritz Lang's Metropolis.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
is Burton's return to the random-
ness and weirdness that we have
all grown accustomed to when we
watch one of his films. It may not
be the best thing he has ever done,
but it certainly is the best thing he's
put out in the past several years.
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Marshall will move from defense to offense and lead the wide recieving corps for UCF this season.
C-USA Preview: UCF
Golden Knights hope to
end 15-game skid
1 mbattled UCF head coach
George (VI eary didn't gel the
results he expected In his first
year. In fact, O'l eary didn't get
.m results ending the 2004 season
winless. 1 his year, the second-yeai
coa h s ill try to take a couple of
steps in the rij;ht direction
ol the school's plan to build an
on-campus stadium has created a
bu. I he planned facility, whi� h
is in its infant stages, is set to be
read bv 2007.
The running game is a dif-
ferent issue. UCF has to replace
Alex I laynes, who departed as the
career-yardage leader with 5,356.
DontaviousWilcox, junior college
situation before. O'l ear) took ovei
.1 disastrous (Georgia lech program
from former ECU headoac h
Kill lewis in 1994. lie compiled
.i 52-33 record in seven years at
Georgia lech.
The climb illicit be a little
higher for UCF in its first season in
( -USA. Formei coach Mike Kruc-
ek resigned alter a disagreement
With athletic director Steve i Hsini
iii late 2003.
lor the il. it's been disap-
pointment ever since. Players were
Injured and even more have quit
last season tor various reasons.
The coaching Staff saw its team
dwindle down to only 72 scholar-
ship players last season
However, there is a little hope
in the air tor the 2005 season A
new indoor practice facilitv has
allowed the Golden Knights to
I loridaitrus Bowl, which has a
capacity of 65,438. F.ven with the
large capac ity, the Golden Knights
I lie 2005 schedule is unfor-
giving. I he mow from the MAC
to C-USA created a rare oddity,
Kiviii) i I oiih four home games.
I he Golden Knights open the
season on Sept 1 on I SPY irr
Steve Spurrier's lust game at South
( aioJma.
Brandon Marshall leads an
experience corps ol receivers. Mar-
shall was forced to play defense last
He will combine with junior Mike
Walker, both ol whom are return-
ing starters.
I lie offensive line returns all
five starters from 2004. I he line
1 lorida ,tu a winnuhle game at
I I Lafayette. Home games against
Marshall. Memphis and lulane
allowing so sacks and only t bat-
ing 2.5 yards per carry. This should
be one of the most improved lines
in the country.
COUIU translate to wins.
I he offense will be die rated
around junior quarterback Steven
Motlett. Moffett lost to the start-
weather and Impending Inn
Also, a recent ;
the latter part ol 2004 Israel suf-
fered a stress fracture and Moffett
was reinserted as the starter. Both
entered spring practic e as co-start-
ers, but another stiess fracture cut
Israel's sprint; short.
confidence in his ability. Hie junior
threw lor 1,721 passing vards in
2001 it Motlett can avoid fum-
bling m the poc ket and taking bad
sacks, the he could be one ol the
better quarterbacks in-I SA.
relatively inexperienced. Lance
I honipson worked with O'Leary
as defensive line coach at Georgia
lee h, is the defensive coordinator.
I (.1 gave up 401 vards pei game
List season.
The defensive line will be
anchored by sophomore Keith
Shologan. Shologan is a former
anadian heavyweight wrestling
e hampion and Should be one o
USA. Kentucky transfer Kareem
Reid is the only newcomer on the
defensive line.
The linebackers will have an
see UCF page A14
C-USA Preview:
Tulane Green Wave
Green Wave looking to
improve from 4-8 mark
Entering a new conference this
year, Tulsa head football coach
Steve Kragthorpe will try to turn
back the clock to just two years
ago. Kragthorpe enters his third
season at the helm of the Golden
Hurricane and hopes to find the
magic that made him the WAC
coach of the year in 2003, when
he guided Tulsa to an 8-5 record
and a Humanitarian Bowl berth.
Kragthorpe is looking to rebound
in the 2005 campaign after coming
off of a 4-8 season in 2004.
We're heading in the right
direction Kragthorpe said.
"We've made significant prog-
ress in the last two years. We've
tasted victory and we've also real-
ized the fine line between winning
and losing, particularly in the
2004 season. I'm excited about the
opportunity to continue to build
and grow our program
Tulsa is one of four former WAC
schools to join Conference USA in
2004, along with the University of
Texas at El Paso (UTEP), Rice and
Southern Methodist, and will be in
the newly formed Western Division
of the Conference with the former
WAC schools and Tulane and Hous-
ton. With a new conference comes
new changes and new rivalries may
.be born.
"The Western Athletic Con-
ference has been good for The
University of Tulsa said Tulsa's
Director of Athletics Judy MacLeod.
"Geographically and financially
Conference USA is a better fit for
Tulsa's athletic program, and we'll
be matched with old rivals and
some new opponents as well
Tulsa returns just 13 starters
from a year ago, including their
quarterback James Kilian and the
two starting guards off the offen-
sive line.
One player that is back is one
of the top defensive players in
the country - linebacker Nick
Bunting. Bunting, who was put
on the preseason watch list for the
Chuck Bednarik award given to
the nation's top defensive player,
is a 6-1, 230-pound junior and a
Tulsa native. Surrounding Bunting
with the necessary talent to be
competitive in the Western Divi-
sion of Conference USA is now
Kragthorpe's concern.
In addition to Bunting, the
Golden Hurricane also returns both
defensive ends from last season,
Brandon Lohr and Robert Latu.
Latu plays bigger than his 263-
pound frame. He shuffled between
end and nose tackle in 2004 and
could do that this year also, with
the transfer of defensive end Chadd
Evans from Colorado. The Golden
Hurricane also has five JC transfers
coming in that are expected to
make an impact on the defensive
side of the ball.
"We want to be a bigger and
more physical defense and have
recruited to that philosophy Krag-
thorpe said.
"As we have addressed our
needs from a physical standpoint,
I'm also encouraged by the fact
that we have bolstered our defense
with athleticism and speed at all
Bunting is joined at linebacker
by his starting teammate from
2004, sophomore Nelson Coleman
and Tulsa brings back two starters
in the secondary - juniors Bobby
Blackshire and Shannon Carter.
Tulsa's leading tackier from 2003,
Kedrick Alexander, returns to the
lineup after sitting out last year.
Alexander had 121 tackles as a
sophomore in 2003 while starting
at safety.
What Kragthorpe hopes to
improve upon is TU's play in the
close games. Tulsa dropped three
overtime games last season, one
at Boise State. Tulsa did beat UTEP
37-35 to close the 2004 campaign.
Tulsa brings back a strong run-
ning game and enough offensive
weapons that scoring points should
not be a problem for the Golden
Hurricane, as long as their new
quarterback can minimize mistakes
with the ball.
Tulsa returns three starters on
offensive line, both tackles and the
center, junior Aaron Danenhauer,
who will have to adjust to a new
quarterback, now that Kilian has
graduated. The question is who will
replace Kilian, who was a three-year
starter and threw for 2247 yards
last year with 13 touchdowns and
16 interceptions, while completing
55 percent of his passes. Sophomore
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Tlllane from page A13
Ricard will take the reigns of the Green Wave offense in 2005.
quarterback Paul Smith and red-
shirt freshman QB David Johnson
competed in the spring for the
starting job in 2005 and whoever
starts, Kragthorpe feels good about
the position.
"Obviously anytime you lose
your starting quarterback you have
questions about that marquee posi-
tion Kragthorpe said.
"We have two very, very capable
guys in Paul and David.
"We had the luxury of being
able to red-shirt Paul last year and
this year he is bigger, stronger and
more physical. David is a tremen-
dous athlete and throws the ball
extremely well. Both these guys can
throw the ball vertically and outside
the numbers Kragthorpe said.
"Both of their performances
throughout the spring did nothing
but confirm in my mind that we
have excellent quarterback talent
One thing Tulsa does not lack
is experienced weapons for the
quarterback to get the ball to. The
Golden Hurricane returns their top
two running backs and its top two
receivers from last season.
"I'm excited about the explo-
sive capabilities that we possess on
the offensive side of the football
Kragthorpe said.
"Modern day football has
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not only control the football, but
create big plays
Ail-American kick returner
Ashlan Davis, who set an NCAA
record in 2004 with five kick returns
for touchdowns, returns for his
senior season and was a big spark for
Tulsa's offense. The diminutive (5-8,
179), but lightning quick Davis was
second on the team in receptions in
2004 with 30 catches for 462 yards
and his role on the offense will be
expanded in 2005.
If there is one position that
Tulsa is deepest and strongest at, it
is at running back. Tulsa boasts a
strong running game with senior
Uril Parrish and junior Brandon
Diles returning. Parrish ran for
1114 yards and eight touchdowns
last year while Diles had 616 yards
and seven TDs, including 141 and a
score in the upset of UTEP in 2004's
final game.
"Running back is probably the
most proven position from a depth
standpoint on the offensive side of
the football Kragthorpe said.
"Both Uril and Brandon had
quality years in 2004 and have
proven that they can both be start-
ers, having both started at various
times in their careers
Tulsa's best player may be senior
tight end Garrett Mills. Tulsa's lead-
ing receiver in 2004 with 51 catches
for 560 yards comes back for his
final year and is an Ail-American
"Mills has proven over the course
of the last two years that he is one
of the most complete players on our
football team Kragthorpe said.
"He's athletic, extremely intelli-
gent and plays with great toughness
and tenacity
Kragthorpe believes his team can
rebound from a disappointing 2004
season and be competitive in 2005.
"I believe that (C-USA) will be
one of the most competitive confer-
ences in the country Kragthorpe
"We have goals and expecta-
tions that we're continuing to
strive towards. I feel like the future
of Tulsa football is very bright
with the addition of three strong
recruiting classes, and yet I realize
that Division I football is a very
competitive environment and we
have to continue to make progress
at a significant rate to realize those
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influx of freshmen competing for
playing time. O'Leary signed eight
linebackers in the 2005 recruiting
class. The eight will supplement
returnees James Cook, Ronnell
Sandy and Randy Dozier.
The secondary returns five
total players who started high-
lighted by cornerbacks Ron
Ellis and Travonti Johnson. UCF
welcomes back Sha'reff Rashad,
who was forced to redshirt after
he broke his wrist early in the
O'Leary can only lead the UCF
program up. However, don't expect
a Lou Holtz type comeback from a
winless season. In fact, don't expect
a winning season. Three wins would
be a marked improvement with the
tough schedule and youth.
The Golden Knights were
competitive in 2004 with close
losses to Northern Illinois, Akron,
Ohio and Ball St. However, UCF
struggled in three years in the
MAC and the C-USA landscape
will mean tougher opponents.
Look for UCF to improve in
O'Leary's second year. It will still
mean the bottom of the Eastern
Division in C-USA in 2005, but
the Golden Knights will be a future
contender. O'Leary gives them
prestige in a fertile recruiting
ground. With the new stadium
being used a recruiting tool, UCF
might is bound to take off.
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Now, the only things standing
between Armstrong and a sev-
enth consecutive Tour title are a
time trial, two medium mountain
stages and two mostly flat stages,
including the last ride into Paris
on Sunday.
Pereiro beat a fellow Spaniard,
Xabier Zandio, and two other riders
in a finishing sprint to win Tues-
day's stage. Armstrong trailed in a
group with his main rivals, keep-
ing his overall lead over second-
place Ivan Basso at 2 minutes, 46
Armstrong's main rivals, sens-
ing that their chances of catching
the American are slipping away,
tried testing him again on two
main climbs in stage 16 from
Mourenx to Pau, the last of three
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France and Spain.
But Armstrong comfortably
matched their uphill accelerations
- and cruised to the finish looking
relaxed. He finished in a group with
Basso, Jan Ullrich and other top
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riders, all 3:24 behind Pereiro.
Armstrong called it a "no chain"
day - meaning he felt so strong it
seemed as if his bicycle had no
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Armstrong's Discovery Channel
teammate, George Hincapie.
Pereiro completed Tuesday's
112.2-mile trek in 4:38.40, this
time coming out on top in a final
sprint against three other riders.
Basso is looking to improve
on his third-place finish last year.
Mickael Rasmussen of Denmark is
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1997 winner Ullrich is fourth over-
all, trailing Armstrong by 5:58.
Already, some rivals are pinning
their hopes on next year when
Armstrong will be retired.
"When Lance Armstrong, the
sheriff, is no longer here, then we
can think about doing something
more said Francisco Mancebo, a
Spaniard who is fifth overall.
Tuesday's stage was marked by
another crowd-related incident
when a roadside spectator hit rider
Andrey Kashechkin in the face,
bloodying his nose. The angry
Kazakh said after completing the
stage that race organizers should
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Kashechkin pulled up and then
headed a short way back down
the climb to hook up with a race
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During Sunday's 15th stage, a
spectator running alongside riders
up another climb went under the
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