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Volume 81 Number 3
THURSDAY
September 8, 2005
Civil War era caskets return from
Smithsonian to Kinston for research
Anthropology
department teams
with Smtihsonian in
excavation
SCOTT EATON
STAFF WRITER
An ECU professor will bring
two Civil War era caskets con-
taining the remains of two
middle aged women found in
Kinston back to the area from
Washington, D.C. on Labor Day
weekend.
Charles Ewen, anthropology
professor, and 12 students from
the university were involved in
the research and excavation of
the coffins at Herritage Cem-
etery in Kinston. Two students
got further exposure when they
accompanied Ewen to study
the remains at the Smithsonian
Museum of Natural History in
Washington, D.C, where the
caskets have been since July.
"This was all started five years
ago when Ted Sampley, a Kin-
stonian who was very interested
in the whereabouts of North
Carolina's first governor Richard
Caswell's remains, wrote a letter
of interest in the local paper
about the subject said Ewen.
"In his letter he spoke about
the only marker to Caswell's
grave, which was a large oak tree
overlooking the site
In response to this letter, a
local woman, Martha Marble,
wrote a letter to the Kinston Free
Professors
probe
Albemarle
Sound
Examining water quality
ZACK HILL
STAFF WRITER
Charles Ewen and John Clauser, archaeological consultant (right), and several ECU students work with the second coffin.
Press about a hurricane 40 years
ago that knocked over a large tree
in a cemetery, Ewen said.
"That storm had uncovered a
brick tunnel that led to a skele-
ton, but according to Marble, her
mother made them place every-
thing back the way they found
it and covered the entrance
Ewen said.
Another Kinstonian, Susan
Hoffman, a genealogist and
Kinston native who lived in
Washington, still received the
local paper and contacted Keats
Sparrow, former dean of the
Thomas Harriot College of Arts
and Sciences, expressing a great
amount of interest in Marble's
story, Ewen said.
"At the time, I was teaching
a public archaeology class and
when the dean thought this was
a good lead to follow up on, I
decided it would be a great expe-
rience for the students as well
Ewen said.
"It was a great exercise for
them because you can't just go
digging up a cemetery without
the proper authorization, so the
students were able to take part in
that aspect of a dig as well
As Ewen and his students
see CIVIL WAR page A6
Two ECU faculty members are
conducting pioneering research
on water treatment facilities on
the Albemarle Sound.
Roger Rulifson, senior scientist
in the department of biology, and
Terri Woods, associate professor
of geology, are venturing onto the
sound with a team of ECU students
to study what effect the salty dis-
charge vented into the Albermarle
is having on the environment.
The team's focus is on the
Camden Water Treatment Facility.
At the facility, water is pumped
up from both shallow and deep
confined aquifers, the Yorktown
and Castle Hayne, respectively.
The water is then fed through
a reverse osmosis membrane to
remove salt and provide usable
water for the local population.
The process leaves an
extremely salty solution that is
jettisoned into the Albemarle
Sound. The purpose of the proj-
ect is to see how this briny left-
over is affecting the wildlife in
areas close to the facility.
"There has been a lot of con-
cern by state and federal agencies
with this discharge said Rulifson.
This is because it is not yet known
whether or not the solution, which is
high in elements like calcium, potas-
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Four administrators attend
leadership workshops
Calvin Mercer and study abroad students pose for picture during trip overseas.
Students get travel opportunity
Study abroad
opportunities abound
at ECU
LISADEVRIES
STAFF WRITER
Adults usually advise the best
time to travel is when you're in
college, and usually students
think it's the worst possible time.
Rent could be late, textbook
prices are increasing every year
and that part-time minimum
wage job doesn't seem like it can
get you to France.
However, there is hope for
students who want to travel.
Despite what many think,
college is the best time to travel
abroad. Costs are generally less
when traveling in a group, and
international student rates are
available for airfare on Web sites
like statravel.com orstudentuni-
verse.com.
Also, financial aid money can
help pay for the trip because it
counts as "educational fees not
to mention you receive school
credit. ECU offers an average of
14 summer-study-abroad pro-
grams a year.
Some could be in your major
like business, ecology or English.
The largest summer study abroad
is actually the religious studies
program, which would count as
a general humanities course and
is worth six credit hours.
Calvin Mercer, director of
religious studies, led one of the
most recent trips this summer.
Mercer has led a program every
year for seven years, and it usu-
ally enrolls the greatest number
gfsjijdejits. He has led classes
to Egypt, Mexico, Spain and
Morocco, and the most recent to
Italy and Greece.
When asked how he chooses
his destinations he said, "I choose
countries where the interaction
of religion and culture can easily
be studied
This summer 45 students
accompanied him to Italy and
Greece, with only one-third of
them being religious studies
majors. Among other activities,
the group traveled to Rome to
visit St. Peter's Basilica, the Pan-
theon and even the Colosseum.
Daniel Spuller, senior politi-
cal science major, said, "I would
definitely go on a study abroad
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Virginia Hardy, Karla Hughes, Catherine Rigsby and Sylvia Brown
Building leadership skills
for females in academia
CHRIS MUNIER
NEWS EDITOR
Four female administrators
from various ECU colleges will
work with administrators from
other public and private universi-
ties at Chapel Hill from Sept. 16
to Nov. 19 to promote women's
leadership in the university set-
ting.
The title of the workshop
series is BRIDGES XIII, and its
goal is to help women estab-
lish personal awareness and
understand their leadership roles
better. This series has been taking
place annually since 1993.
"The four sessions take place
during the weekends from Sep-
tember to November said Vir-
ginia Hardy, interim senior asso-
ciate dean for academic affairs at
the Brody School of Medicine.
"The curriculum of the pro-
gram will allow us to engage in
open discussions based on read-
ing assignments, case scenarios
and more that will improve inter-
personal communication
She said this would be the
case especially for cross cultural
communication.
Hardy will be joined by Sylvia
Brown, professor and associate
dean for the graduate program
of the nursing school, as well as
Karla Hughes, dean of the college
of human ecology and Catherine
Rigsby, associate professor of geol-
ogy and faculty senate chair.
"This is for women at the
university level who are looking
to learn more about leadership
within the academic setting
said Hardy.
Hardy said the diversity that
comes from having representa-
tives of various colleges is quite
important, and leadership is
important in all aspects of edu-
cation, job environment and at
home.
"The program will also help
us to focus on the uniqueness
that women bring to leadership,
such as nurturing and balanc-
ing multiple roles at work and
home said Hardy.
Hardy believes leadership is
distinguished by the quality of
decision making and not merely
a bossy mentality. .
"It is important for leaders to
know when to hold and when to
fold, meaning knowing when it
is time to assess a situationj and
change when necessary but to
also have the skills to assemble
the appropriate persons to help
facilitate the necessary changes
said Hardy.
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Government denounces opposition-led protests, one dead
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP)
� The government Wednesday
accused the main opposition
party of hurting Jamaica's
productivity, a day after wide-
spread street protests that
left one man dead, blocked
roads and forced most busi-
nesses and schools to close.
Police began clearing
roadblocks of fallen trees,
burned-out cars, tires and
other debris that demonstrators
had pushed into the streets
Tuesday to protest the rising cost
of water, electricity and public
transportation.
A 21-year-old man was
shot to death by unidentified
gunmen after he got out of a
car and tried to remove a road-
block mounted by protesters just
outside the capital of Kingston,
police said.
A policeman was shot
and injured while trying to
clear a roadblock in a vola-
tile area of Kingston, police
said. It was unclear who
fired the shot, and the officer's
condition wasn't immediately
known.
The protests came as Ven-
ezuelan President Hugo Chavez
met with Caribbean leaders in
the resort town of Montego Bay.
The leaders of nine nations gave
final approval to an oil trading
initiative offered by Chavez as
an alternative to free trade deals
backed by the United States amid
rising world fuel prices.
Police reported isolated pro-
tests in Montego Bay but said
they didn't disrupt the confer-
ence being held at a seaside
luxury hotel.
The opposition Jamaica Labor
Party, which has accused Prime
Minister P.J. Patterson's govern-
ment of hurting the poor by rais-
ing prices for public utilities and
bus fares, led the demonstrations.
Opposition leaders had urged
supporters to demonstrate peace-
fully, but the government accused
the party of letting things get out
of control.
"They came out and said the
protests would be peaceful, yet
a policeman is shot and roads
are blocked said Bobby Pickers-
gill, chairman of the governing
People's National Party.
Another official said the pro-
tests hurt the Caribbean island's
productivity and raised doubts
about its stability.
"The protests have only
harmed the country, moving
us in the direction of reduced
output and activity Informa-
tion Minister Burchell Whiteman
said. "The negative Impact will
be felt not only domestically, but
also internationally, raising ques-
tions about Jamaica's stability
Karl Samuda, the opposition's
general secretary, rejected the
claims, saying the protests were
largely peaceful and noting that
demonstrations ended in the after-
noon, as instructed by the party.
"We are very pleased with
the level of enthusiasm Samuda
said. "The people were told that
they should help in the cleanup
process. The JLP have made it
clear that the protest is over
At the meeting in Montego
Bay, the leaders signed accords
that set out the details of Chavez's
Petrocaribe initiative, which could
help some of the more fragile
economies in the region survive
the shock of higher fuel prices.
Those signing the
accords included the
Dominican Republic, which
has already proposed a series
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THURSDAY September 8,2005
Announcements
Ebony Fashion Fair
Ledonia Wright Cultural Center
will host an Ebony Fashion Fair in
the Wright Auditorium on Monday,
Oct. 31,2005 at 7 p.m. Tickets are
$23 and will go on sale starting
Sept. 1 through the Central ticket
office. For more information
contact 328-6495.
Decoration Contest
Are you ready for some
competition? Get ready to
decorate your office doors in
commemoration of the signing
of the US Constitution! How
creative can you be? Beginning
Sept. 12 , ECU will be observing
Constitution Day (Sept. 17) with a
week long Celebration of events.
All Department of University
Union offices are encouraged
to participate. Doors must be
completed by Sept. 12, 2005.
University students and staff
will have the opportunity to cast
their vote at the Welcome Center
using the following categories:
Most Creative, Most Patriotic,
Most Historical, and Best Overall.
Please contact Hank Bowen at
328-4965 with any questions or
concerns. We are looking forward
to your participation.
Japan League
Thursday, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. in
Bate 1010 Come out and join us
for free showings of Japanese
movies, television shows and
anime. Check us out online:
jl.pattemblue.net
Peace Week
Peace Week, Sept. 18-24, your
participation is needed. This is
a yearly event that celebrates
world peace through a variety of
programs that is meant to bring
students together. This year
Peace Week starts on Sunday
Sept. 18 until Saturday, Sept. 24.
We are looking forward for your
organization to help, promote and
support this program to make It
another success.
Fall Bowling Leagues
Fall 2005 Outer Llmltz Classic
Bowling League. Bowling in the
Outer Limitz every Thursday
night for 11 weeks with Pirates
like Yourself. Registration is $5
per person and $5 per week.
For more details come to Outer
limitz Bowling. Come Get Your
Bowl On!
Bingo
Thursday, Sept. 8, Welcome Back
Bingo 7 p.m. Destination 360,
Mendenhall. Free for students (plus
one guest). Student ID required.
Prizes awarded to winners!
Sponsored by the Student Union,
Spectrum Committee.
Food Drive for
Katrina Victims
Distributor: Food Bank of NC
(Greenville office) 497 W. 9th St.
(252)752-4996 (ask for Larry)
Collection Site: Long Horn
Steakhouse (Greenville Blvd.)
(252)830-6100 (ask for Matt)
Items Needed:
Peanut Butter
� Single Serving Packaged
Snacks (ex: Lance Crackers)
Food that does NOT need to be
refrigerated
Paper products (ex: Cups, Plates,
Paper towels, Toilet paper)
Cleaning products (ex
Household chemicals (Bleach,
409, Windex), brooms, mops,
sponges, etc.)
Please send all questions to
inmontilla@hotmail.com.
News Briefs
Local
Wilmington asks state to waive
or reduce sewage spill fine
WILMINGTON, NC. (AP) - The city of
Wilmington plans to ask the state to
waive or reduce the fine for a spill that
dumped 3 million gallons of sewage
into Hewletts Creek in July.
In a document drafted Tuesday to
the N.C. Division of Water Quality,
the city requests that the state ask
the agency to drop all or part of the
$51,492 fine.
It claims the spill was Inadvertent and
paying the penalty would reduce the
funds available to upgrade the city's
wastewater collection system.
According to the city's response, the
sewage overflow was caused by the
failure of a device holding two pipes
together at the Hewletts Creek Pump
Station.
The city contends that the coupling
failure could not have been detected
through inspections of the system
and there was no reasonable basis
to anticipate a failure.
In early August, DWQ fined Wilmington
for making an outlet to state waters
without a permit, failing to properly
maintain the collection system and
impairing use of the public's waters
for shellfishing and recreation.
It was the second-largest fine in state
history for a sewer system violation.
The July 1 spill, which lasted about
18 hours, closed the tidal creek to
swimming and banned shellfishing
between the Wrightsvllle Beach
drawbridge and Peden Point.
It also killed thousands of fish, soiled
waterfowl and left an unknown
amount of potentially dangerous
bacteria in the sandy sediment on
the creek bottom.
Ed Beck, supervisor of the Division
of Water Quality's Wilmington office,
said agency staff would make a
recommendation about the fine
to DWQ Director Alan Klimek in
Raleigh.
Klimek should make a ruling within a
month, Beck said.
If the request is denied, the city will
have to pay the penalty.
National
Tropical Storm Ophelia threatens
Florida coast - erratic path has
forecasters guessing
MIAMI (AP) - Tropical Storm Ophelia
strengthened Wednesday off Florida's
Atlantic coast, following an erratic
path that threatened parts of the state
with heavy rain.
Less than two weeks after Hurricane
Katrina hit South Florida, tropical
storm warnings were posted along
a 100-mile stretch from Sebastian
Inlet to Flagler Beach. The storm's
sustained wind increased to 50
mph from 40 mph earlier In the day,
and forecasters said it could reach
hurricane strength.
Forecasters warned that the slow-
moving Ophelia's path remained
uncertain. Some computer models
have the storm moving to the east
and away from the coast, others have
it going west, closer to shore, and
some show it heading east and then
looping back toward the state.
"Anything is possible said Llxion
Avila, a hurricane specialist at the
National Hurricane Center in Miami.
Up to 5 inches of rain were expected
over the next few days from central
Rorida to southeastern Georgia, with
some isolated areas possibly getting
8 inches.
A tropical storm warning, meaning
winds in excess of 39 mph are
possible within 24 hours, was posted
for about 100 miles of the peninsula's
eastern coastline from Sebastian
Inlet in southeastern Brevard County
to Flagler Beach. A warning for
areas south of Sebastian Inlet was
discontinued.
At 11 a.m. EDT, Ophelia, the 15th
named storm of the season, was
centered 85 miles east-northeast of
Cape Canaveral. It was moving to the
northwest at just 3 mph.
The storm was expected to gradually
intensify and could reach hurricane
strength, with winds of at least 74
mph, by Thursday, hurricane center
meteorologist Eric Blake said.
Rorida has been hit by six hurricanes
in the past 13 months, including
Katrina, which crossed South
Rorida on Aug. 25. killing 11, before
devastating Louisiana and Mississippi
last week.
Elsewhere in the Atlantic, Tropical
Storm Nate intensified into a hurricane
south of Bermuda, and Tropical Storm
Maria was upgraded to a hurricane
again over the open ocean.
At 11 a.m. EDT, Nate had strengthened
into a hurricane with top sustained
winds of 80 mph. It was centered
about 230 miles south-southwest of
Bermuda and was drifting north near
3 mph. It could pass near or just south
of Bermuda by Thursday, but was
not expected to threaten the United
States, forecasters said.
Forecasters said new observations
showed that Maria was still a hurricane
with 80 mph sustained winds. They
had earlier downgraded it to a tropical
storm. It was moving northeast near
14 mph toward the colder waters of
the north Atlantic.
Nate is the sixth hurricane in a
busy Atlantic hurricane season. The
season began June 1 and ends
Nov. 30. Peak storm activity typically
occurs from the end of August
through mid-September.
International
Iraqi tribunal official: Saddam
acknowledged ordering assault
on Kurds, said It was legal
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Former
Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein
acknowledged ordering deadly
retribution against Kurds in the north
of the country and boasted that the
killings were legal and justified, an
official of the Iraqi Special Tribunal
said Wednesday.
The official, who spoke on condition of
anonymity because of the sensitivity
of the case, said Saddam made
the statement last month during
questioning in preparation for his
trial before the tribunal scheduled to
begin Oct. 19.
The official said Saddam demanded
that a court decide if he was
justified in ordering the so-called
Anfal campaign in 1987-88, which
killed more than 180,000 Kurds and
resulted in the ethnic cleansing of
numerous Kurdish communities in
northern Iraq.
Saddam claimed Kurds in the region
were aiding Iran in the war with Iraq
that had dragged on for nearly a
decade by then.
Late Tuesday, Iraqi President Jalal
Talabani said in a TV Interview
that Saddam had confessed to
killings and other "crimes" committed
during his regime, including the Anfal
operation.
"Saddam Hussein is a war criminal
and he deserves to be executed 20
times a day for his crimes against
humanity said Talabani, who heads
the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan
party.
He added that Saddam tried to
assassinate him at least 20 times.
But Abdel Haq Alani, a legal
consultant for Saddam's family, said
Talabani's allegations sounded like
the president was trying to prejudice
the trial.
"Let's not have a trial on TV. Let the
court of law, not the media, make its
ruling on this Alani said.
The tribunal official's remarks
appeared to diminish Talabani's
claim of a Saddam confession by
saying the former Iraqi leader only
acknowledged taking retribution,
which was legal under his regime.
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sium, sodium, and magnesium, is
harming the natural habitat.
"We're not talking about
chemicals or elements everyone
knows are nasty, we're talking
about common ions that are in
the water anyway said Woods.
The problem may come from
the drastically different concen-
trations and ratios of the chemi-
cals found in the discharge.
There are other possible side
effects. The discharged water being
pumped into the sound is much
cooler than the normal sound
water. The cooler water sinking to
the bottom may be endangering
some sedentary life unable to adapt
to the change in environment.
However, the news is not all
bad according to Rulifson. Fish
prefer cooler waters, and the dis-
charge's cooling effect could act
as thermal refuge, keeping the fish
cooler when the sound heats up
in the summer months and possi-
bly warmer in the winter months.
There are currently 17 water
treatment facilities like the
Camden facility operating in
North Carolina and with the
coastal population growing rapidly,
others are on the drawing board
The Camden plant discharges
about 200,000 gallons per day.
However, some of the proposed
plants could discharge 1.5 million
gallons per day. Counties such as
Currituck and Tasquotank would
like to know what the facilities are
doing to the environment before
continuing to build more.
Rulifson is proud of the way the,
counties are handling the research.
"They need the water, but
they're putting up the money to get
it in the right way Rulifson said.
The current tests on the
Camden plant will continue until
the end of the year, with other
research continuing over the next
few years if funds are available.
"We're all getting a lot out of
this,andweknowwe'redoing some-
thing important Woods said.
The study is one of the first
of its kind, and the ECU team
is receiving a lot of attention
from around the globe. With the
need for similar water treatment
facilities in parts of Africa and the
Middle East, the study could have
an international impact.
One of the most important
aspects of the experiments is the
work being done on macroben-
thos by Roger Robbins, visiting
assistant professor in the depart-
ment of biology. Macrobenthos
deals with species living on and
in the sediment.
"His work will likely get more
attention from regulatory agen-
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Using
the unmistakable threat of force,
police and soldiers went house to
house Wednesday to try to coax
the last 10,000 or so stubborn
holdouts to leave storm-shat-
tered New Orleans because of the
risk of disease from the putrid,
sewage-laden floodwaters.
"A large group of young men
armed with M-16s just arrived at
my door and told me that I have
to leave said Patrick McCarty,
who owns several buildings and
lives in one of them in the city's
Lower Garden District. "While
not saying they would arrest you,
the inference is clear
A frail-looking 86-year-old
Anthony Charbonnet grumbled
as he locked his front door and
walked slowly backward down
the steps of the house where he
had lived since 1955.
"I haven't left my house in
my life he said as soldiers took
him to a helicopter. "I don't want
to leave
Mayor C. Ray Nagin ordered
law officers and the military late
Tuesday to evacuate all holdouts
by force if necessary. He warned
that the combination of fetid
water, fires and natural gas leaks
after Hurricane Katrina made it
too dangerous to stay.
In fact, the first government
tests confirmed Wednesday that
the amount of sewage-related
bacteria in the floodwaters is
at least 10 times higher than
acceptable safety levels. Dr.
Julie Gerberding, chief of the
Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention, warned stragglers
not to even touch the water and
pleaded: "If you haven't left the
city yet, you must do so
As of midday, there were no
reports of anyone being removed
by force. And it was not clear how
the order would be carried out.
Active-military troops said
they had no plans to use force.
National Guard officers said they
do not take orders from the mayor.
And even the police said they were
not ready to use force just yet. It
appeared that the mere threat of
force would be the first option.
"We have thousands of
people who want to voluntarily
evacuate at this time Police
Chief Eddie Compass said. "Once
they are all out, then we'll con-
centrate our forces on mandatory
evacuation
Mindful of the bad publicity
that could result from images of
weary residents dragged out of
their homes at gunpoint, Com-
pass said that when his officers
start using force, it will be the
minimum amount necessary.
"If you are somebody who
is 350 pounds, it will obviously
take more force to move you
than if you are 150 pounds the
chief said.
The stepped-up evacuation
came as workers trying to get
into the city to restart essential
services came under sniper fire.
More than 100 officers and
seven armored personnel carriers
captured a suspect in a housing
project who had been firing on
workers trying to restore cell
phone towers, authorities said.
"These cell teams are getting
fire on almost a daily basis, so we
needed to get in here and clean
this thing up said Capt. Jeff
Winn, commander of the police
SWAT team. "We're putting a lot
of people on the street right now
and I think that we are bringing
it under control. Eight days ago
this was a mess. Every day is get-
ting a little bit better
The police chief boasted that
7,000 more military, police and
other law officers on the streets had
made New Orleans "probably the
safest city in America right now
Across miles of ravaged neigh-
borhoods of clapboard houses,
grand estates and housing proj-
ects, workers struggled to find
and count corpses sniffed out
by cadaver dogs in the 90-degree
heat. The mayor has said New
Orleans' death toll could reach
10,000. Already, a temporary
warehouse morgue in rural St.
Gabriel that had been prepared
to take 1,000 bodies was being
readied to handle 5,000.
The enormity of the disaster
came ever-clearer in neighboring
St. Bernard Parish, which was hit
by a levee break that brought a
wall of water up to 20 feet high.
State Rep. Nita Hutter said 30
people died at a flooded nursing
home in Chalmette when the
staff left the elderly residents
behind in their beds. And Rep.
Charlie Melancon said more than
100 people died at a dockside
warehouse while they waited for
rescuers to ferry them to safety.
The floodwaters continued
to recede, though slowly, with
only 23 of the city's normal con-
tingent of 148 pumps in opera-
tion, along with three portable
pumps. The water in St. Bernard
Parish had fallen 5 feet.
Because of the standing water,
doctors were being urged to watch
for diarrheal illnesses caused by
such things as E. coli bacteria,
certain viruses, and a type of
cholera-like bacteria common
along the warm Gulf Coast.
Given the extent of the misery,
Louisiana's two U.S. senators
Democrat Mary Landrieu and
Republican David Vitter wrote a
letter to Senate leaders Wednesday
urging them to put aside partisan
bickering in assigning blame over
the federal response and focus on
providing for victims.
"Please do not make the citi-
zens of Louisiana a victim once
again by allowing our immediate
needs to be delayed by partisan-
ship they wrote.
Patricia Kelly was driven out
of her home by flooding in the
low-lying Ninth Ward and took up
residence under a tattered, dirty
green-and-white-striped patio
umbrella in front of an abandoned
barber shop. Despite the warnings,
she refused to leave.
"We're surviving every day,
trying to tolerate the situation
by the grace of God. He's keep-
ing us holding on just one day at
a time she said. "I'm going to
stay as long as the Lord says so.
If they come with a court order,
then we'll leave
Sgt. Joseph Boarman of the
Army's 82nd Airborne Division,
whose soldiers helped coax
people from their homes, said
he could almost understand the
reluctance to leave: "It's their
home. You know how hard it is
to leave home, no matter what
condition it's in
of national measures aimed at
curbing fuel consumption, along
with smaller countries such as
Antigua, Suriname and St. Kitts
and Nevis.
Cuba and Jamaica had previ-
ously signed onto the plan.
"We have the opportunity to
break from the path of imposed
domination and servitude
Chavez told leaders and repre-
sentatives of 16 nations gathered
at a Jamaican resort.
Under the plan, Carib-
bean governments would pay
market price for Venezuelan
oil, but they would only be
required to pay a portion of
the cost up front and could
finance the rest over 25 years
at 1 percent interest, Patterson
told the gathering.
Governments could also pay
for part of the cost with services
or goods such as rice, bananas
or sugar, while oil-rich Venezu-
ela would provide assistance in
expanding shipping and refin-
ing facilities.
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JENNIFER L HOBBS Editor In CMel
THURSDAY September 8, 2005
My Random Column
Endurance, not
power, is the issue
with steroids
It has been popularly believed, and still is in
many cases, that athletes, baseball players
specifically, use steroids to simply bulk up. Many
people think players want to be bigger, faster
and stronger and if they caVi't do it by natural
means, they turn to steroids.
In part, this is true. However, for baseball players,
it's a much different situation.
First of all, steroids don't help you hit a baseball,
plain and simple. Superior hand-eye coordina-
tion and doggedly practicing and playing the
game every day of your life help you hit a base-
ball. If steroids do anything to improve a player's
ability to hit the ball, it's only how far the ball wHI
travel. So, do steroids help players boost their
home run production? If they are a decent hitter
already, yes it can.
But pitchers don't want to hit home runs - they
don't care about home runs (even if chicks really
do dig the long ball). The only number hurlers
want to see under the category of HR is a big fat
zero, meaning they haven't given up any deep
shots. And yet, out of the nine major league
suspensions this year due to steroid violations,
several of those players have been pitchers.
The reason is simple, for both pitchers and any
position player to juice - recovery.
Ballplayers compete in a 162-game season in
this league, which lasts roughly seven months
(eight if you include training and the playoffs). A
season that long will put a tremendous amount
of strain and wear on the human body, even on
those who have some of the most finely tuned
and fit bodies on the planet
Anabolic steroids block the hormone cortisol.
This hormone, among other things, aids in tissue
breakdown during and after exercise. When the
steroids block the cortisol from binding to it's
receptor sites, muscles don't breakdown and
this enhances recovery. Thus, anabolic steroids
are supremely attractive to guys who have to
go through a seven-month grind of putting their
bodies through intense physical workouts every
single day.
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Opinion Columnist
Hope's light shines on New Orleans' dark waters
Relief efforts in place all over
the country
BENJAMIN CORMACK
CAUSAL OBSERVER
I've seen and lived through my
share of natural disasters - a tree fell
on my house during Hurricane Hugo,
1 helped clean-up the aftermath of
Hurricane Floyd, I was stuck at school
when a small but powerful storm sud-
denly occurred, and I've gone days
without power in ice covered winter
temperatures. After what I've seen in
New Orleans, La. and in other cities
near the Gulf of Mexico, some of the
things I've been through seem almost
like nothing.
I don't really know how to address
all that has happened in the past few
days in the aftermath of Katrina. The
only things that I've really heard
about on the news are discussions on
issues like "who is to blame for the
slow response" and "what could have
been done to prevent damages and
loss of life While I understand the
importance of these issues and I
understand that it's the media's job to
report this information, I can't help
but feel that none of this gets anything
done.
Instead of arguing about who is
responsible for the slow response, we
should focus on the fact that the only
one responsible for what has happened
was named "Katrina What makes this
event so catastrophic is the damaging
effects of Hurricane Katrina extend
through 12 states. Also, aside from
typical hurricane damages there is the
flooding in New Orleans to consider.
According to Wickipedia, the death
tolls may make Katrina the deadliest
hurricane since the Galveston Hur-
ricane of 1900. From the damages
and conditions I've seen on the news,
it would seem almost impossible to
organize an effort to retrieve so many
people in such conditions at terrific rate
of speed. These people were completely
cut off from the world - no power, ho
communication, nothing. I honestly
don't know what more could be done
without more knowledge. If you have
to blame anyone, then blame the hur-
ricane.
A lot could probably have been done
to prevent some of the damage and loss
of life that New Orleans suffered, but
the truth is that no one expected some-
thing like this would happen. Poignant
as it may seem, it is the same reason
for some of the events that unfolded
on Sept. 11, 2001. Granted this event
probably shows how unprepared we are
for a major catastrophe, whether it is
natural or man made, but what it does
is instill in us the need to improve and
to prepare even more. The truth is that
we never truly prepare for things until
they actually happen. All we can do
from here on is to prepare for the same
thing should it happen again.
One thing I can say about these
recent events is how I continue to gain
more hope for humanity. Looking
back on events like Hurricane Floyd
and Sept. 11 and now with Hurricane
Katrina I have continued to see people
give and give for their fellow man when
times seem their darkest. To put it in
some kind of perspective, I did a Google
search and found more information
on Hurricane Katrina relief than on
the actual hurricane. People across the
country are giving their time, money
and anything else they can spare to
help those in need. These include
people who don't even make it their job
to help people, and those who do make
it their job to help people give even
more. All of this at a time when we are
focusing on fighting a war hundreds of
miles away from home with a slipping
economy and increasing gas prices. To
me this not only represents the spirit
of America, but it also represents what
it truly means to be human.
Here on campus, efforts are even
taking place to provide aid for those
in need. According to an email from
Chancellor Mallard that I and I assume
many of you also received, plans are in
development to "accommodate affected
students from flooded universities on
a space-available basis, with preference
given to students who are residents of
North Carolina Also members of the
Brody School of Medicine's faculty are
leading a "disaster-relief teamunder
the auspices of the North Carolina
Emergency Medical Services" and
cooperating with the Universities of
Tulane and Southern Mississippi. This
is a prime example of what I am seeing
across the country: people working to
help people without hesitation. This is
what is needed now more than discus-
sion and finger pointing.
With that 1 will leave you with an
inspirational quote my grandmother
always told me that I think fits this
scenario:
"There is a destiny that makes us
brothers, none goes his way alone. All
that we send into the lives of others
comes back into our own
Pirate Rant
Why is ECU not pregnancy
friendly?
I just want to say that the
reason so many, black people
are suffering in Louisiana is
not because they are black, it's
because they are poor, it's not
a racial issue, it's a social class
issue, it's not white people's fault
any more than it is black people's
fault. They had time to leave and
find safety too.
Pirate Nation is 1-0. Road trip
to bake Wake.
Supreme Court justice Wil-
liam Rehnquist's body wasn't
even cold yet when Bush jumped
to name his successor. Yet it
took him three days to get back
to Washington to coordinate
relief efforts for Katrina. Tony
is right (God help usl) in saying
that the botched relief efforts can
not be blamed entirely on Bush,
but damn it's obvious where his
priorities lie.
What is it with those profes-
sors that think they are funny?
We pay to come to class and
listen to a man whom we laugh
at, not with.
Can we charge extra to stu-
dents who wear Wake shirts on
campus during the week WE ARE
PLAYING THEM?
We need a Chucky Cheese,
why does Greenville not have
one?
Note from the Editor.
This information was taken
from the Red Cross Web site
redcross.org: "To ensure that
your donation goes directly to
the American Red Cross, you
can make a secure online dona-
tion through our Web site or
call 1-800-HELP-NOW to make
a donation by phone, or contact
your local American Red Cross
chapter. You may also mail your
donation to the American Red
Cross Disaster Response Fund
at P.O. Box 37243, Washington,
DC 20013
Other Web sites include usaf-
reedomcorps.gov and network-
forgood.org. ECU and Aramark
are also joining together with
donation boxes all over campus
for the students to participate in
the relief efforts. Many businesses
around town are collecting goods
to help out people affected by the
disaster.
Editor's Note: The Pirate Rant is
an anonymous way for students and
staff in the ECU community to voice
their opinions. Submissions can be
submitted anonymously online at
www.theeastcarolinian.com, or e-
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com. The editor reserves the right
to edit opinions for content and
In My Opinion
College term has a stormy start for many students in New Orleans
(KRT) � Melany Troy was sleeping in her
dorm room at Dlllard University in New Orleans
the morning of Aug. 27 when word came that
students would be evacuated in four hours. She
grabbed clothes, left her computer and boarded
one of five buses taking out-of-state students to
Shreveport, La.
One bus caught fire, and those students lost
everything. But all the students, uninjured, made it
safely to another campus, where they waited until
their parents could get them home. She got on a
flight back to Detroit, through Cincinnati - on two
airlines - and arrived home Tuesday night.
"The school has been talking to us about when
we're supposed to come back. Right now, it's set at
next semester, but it depends on how the clean-up
goes she said.
Troy, a 19-year-old English major, is among
the 75,000 to 100,000 college students in the New
Orleans metropolitan area who have been displaced
by the storm. More than 30 schools in the region
have been affected, according to estimates from the
American Council on Education that were reported
in the Washington Post.
Schools across the country are opening their
doors to displaced students. Wayne State University
in Detroit on Thursday enrolled Its first students
from flooded New Orleans schools. WSU is waiving
application fees and offering loans until students
can get their tuition refunded from their former
schools.
Nearly 135,000 of Louisiana's 727,000 public
schoolchildren also have been displaced. School
officials, according to the New York Times, have
asked businesses and churches to provide temporary
classrooms, asked teachers displaced by the storm
to apply for work in the districts where they have
taken shelter and asked neighboring districts to
enroll homeless children.
While more younger students will be affected, the
situation also will be confusing and frustrating for uni-
versity students.
Carmen Krystyniak, a 23-year-old Tulane
University student who grew up in Detroit, was
supposed to graduate this December. She had been
in an intensive, accelerated master's program in
social work.
"This semester was supposed to be our last
semester she said. "Since we're on our own sched-
ule, I was on break when Katrina hit. Now I don't
know what's going to happen. Even if the university
reopens, we have to do a lot of field work
In addition to classwork, Krystyniak is required
to do 22 hours of social service work a week. She's
worried that she won't have enough time to com-
plete that assignment. But she is more worried
about the clients who she knows have probably
lost everything.
"I'm trying to be optimistic about it. My car is
down there in the parking lot outside my apartment
building and my apartment is mainly windows, and
I didn't get to put anything away she said. "But I
just keep thinking about everybody else's losses
Two great issues face parents of students in
New Orleans, particularly those from out of state.
Do you let them go back? And what do they do for
the fall?
Melany Troy's mom, Jennifer Troy, an insurance
agent, said that she and her husband, William, have
been watching news reports that say it will take a
few weeks to clean up and restore power. She doesn't
care how long it takes. She doesn't really want her
daughter to return to Dillard.
"At this point, we're still talking through it Jen-
nifer Troy said. "She still wants to go to a historically
black school. So possibly she can go somewhere else,
because I don't see that she's going to be able to go
back to Dillard and be able to finish her studies. And
instead of losing that time out of school, we're just
going to have to find somewhere else
It isn't just the cleanup that has Jennifer Troy
worried. She also is sick of losing sleep. And her
concerns are not unwarranted. This is the second
year in a row that Melany had to be evacuated. Last
year, students were moved pending the arrival of
Hurricane Dennis. It passed by, but the scare stayed
with a mom who works and worries more than
1,000 miles away.
"My dad called to say, You're on your way
to pick her up, right? said Jennifer Troy. "I didn't
hear from her until Saturday afternoon. That's
when she told me they were transferring her to
Shreveport
Jennifer Troy said that Melany will remain at
home through January and possibly take some
elective classes at a local university - unless she
can enter another college right away, without her
transcript and without tuition.
Texas Southern University has announced that
it will accept all students from Dillard, Xavier and
Delgado universities.
"We don't know (about tuition) yet. But we
know the application for that has to be in by tomor-
row Jennifer Troy said Thursday.
She was less worried about tuition than about
housing.
"Where are they going to live? They've already
got their other students, so what are they going
to do?"
She and Melany have been working on answers
to questions facing many of the students: What will
happen to her tuition and transcripts?
"That's what we're trying to find out right now
Jennifer Troy said. "We have no idea. I paid her
tuition in full. I can't pay it again
Does homeowners insurance cover Melany's
computer? Insurance policies differ, but the Troy's
doesn't cover her computer in case of flood.
"My understanding is the school will be respon-
sible for damages if it was due to flood. She does not
have a computer now Jennifer Troy said.
What other things did Melany lose? Unlike art
and engineering students whose portfolios may
be underwater, Melany lost only personal items
and books.
"She does have a couple of her books because
she was assuming she was going back to school
her mother said. "She was doing her homework. But
most of the kids didn't bring their books
As the water remains steady while the worries
rise, Melany Troy and her family watch and wait
and, along with other parents and students, try to
figure out what to do next. Jennifer Troy has no
answers:
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began to research the site and
history of the area, it became less
likely that the cemetery held the
remains of Governor Caswell,
Ewen said.
"Remote sensing, using
ground penetrating radar of the
area, found anomalies though
Ewen said.
"So there was something
there, and in October of 2000, we
began to dig at the site
Ewen and the students imme-
diately uncovered a brick crypt,
just like Marble had described,
according to Ewen. They also
uncovered another brick crypt
right beside it underneath an
area where a tree had blown over
years before.
"We found two coffins
in the crypts, and naturally
the students were very excited
and wanted to open them up
right there, but I wanted to be
cautious before opening them
Ewen said.
"We were looking for the
remains of a Revolutionary era
governor, so I had the caskets
dated and it turned out they
dated back to 1855-1865
After the dating, Ewen
and the students placed the
coffins back in the crypts and
backfilled the area they dug,
thinking they were done with
the caskets.
"Susan Hoffman was very
persistent, though, and wanted
to know more about the identities
of the remains in the coffins
Ewen said.
Doug Owsley, the divi-
sion head for physical
anthropology at the Smithso-
nian and a world renowned
forensic anthropologist, had his
interest sparked in the coffins
and contacted Ewen to re-exam-
ine them.
"I told him I would do it
on three conditions - we
wanted to get some idea of who
they might be, the project
needed to be part of someone's
research and we needed
money to support the
project said Ewen.
"The dean supported us with
funds and we decided to go for-
ward with it
The coffins were lifted out
on July 28 and Ewen, along with
Mattie Rasberry, anthropology
graduate student, and Tracy
Gurnsey, biology major, took the
coffins to be examined in the
Smithsonian laboratories.
Not only did the students
watch as Owsley and his team
opened the caskets and studied
the remains, they took an active
part in examining them, Ewen
said.
"The whole experience was
beyond words said Rasberry.
"We had hoped to be able to
stand in a corner and watch, but
we were surprised and very grate-
ful to have the opportunity to be
directly involved
Rasberry, also a Kinston
native, recalled driving by the
cemeterv everyday.
"I never thought I'd exhume a
grave for research from there later
in life Rasberry said.
Coincidentally, once the
research began by genealogists,
Rasberry learned that Marble was
her husband's cousin.
Although it was found
that water had leaked into the
coffins, the caskets were opened
and it was found that the two
women inside were probably
well-off due to the jewelry and
dental work that included gold
fillings and a porcelain crown,
Ewen said.
One of the women, thought
to have died in her 30s, was found
to have gall stones, and accord-
ing to Ewen, she may have died
from them. The other, thought
to have died in her 40s, had a
wedding ring and a hairstyle
requiring hair treatment, as well
as indications that she had had
children.
"Genealogists in Wash-
ington are still working on
finding out who they are,
but even without that
knowledge this has been a
great learning experience for
the students and for myself too
Ewen said.
"The point was, this was a
good exercise in archaeology
and the students absolutely
loved it
According to Ewen, there will
be a reburial ceremony set up by
Susan Hoffman by the end of
September to commemorate the
two women.
Ewen is also involved in a
digging survey of the town of
Bath and St. Thomas Episcopal
Church in the same area - both
are continuous projects.
This writer can be contacted at
newi@theeaitcarolinian.com.
WOrkShOP from page A1
ECU Chancellor Steve Ballard
also endorses this initiative and
said it is important for the ECU
community to expand their lead-
ership abilities.
"By representing ECU in this
distinguished program, these
four women send a clear mes-
sage of their intent to prepare
for current and future leadership
positions said Ballard.
"The insights they gain will
prove invaluable
Hardy also thought it might be
a good idea to begin discussions
on bringing some kind of program
like this to ECU. She said co-cur-
ricular events could be organized
and faculty members could serve
as mentors for female students.
"Already we have at least two
committees, Committee on the
Status of Women and Women
in Medicine, which have played
instrumental roles in advancing
women issues at ECU said Hardy.
Hardy said it will be impor-
tant for women to position
themselves to get positions.
Women will also continue to
wrestle with gender issues like
communication, negotiation and
how to manage in male-domi-
nated fields.
The theme of the workshops
will be "Transforming Leadership
"Transformational leadership
suggests that leaders facilitate
the development of leadership of
others and collaborate with others
to resolve conflict Hardy said.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian. com.
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to drop anchor on some streets. Dock it not on the left side of the road.
Better to dock in a parking lot Or a driveway (not the grass or dirt).
- Captain says no more than 3 swabbies from different blood lines per
living quarters.
- When jogging or walking the plank, make sure yer dog be on a leash.
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contemporary worship services. For
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instruments welcome.
Greenville Recreation & Parks
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and Flag Football Referees for out
upcoming fall programs (10-17 per
game). Referee hours range from
5 pm to 9 pm, Monday-Friday and
Saturday mornings. Flexible with
hours according to class schedules.
All interested persons need to
contact the Athletic Office at 329-
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upcoming training dates.
Area high school seeking field
hockey officials during September-
October for late afternoon games.
If interested contact Lydia Rotondo
at (252) 329-8080.
Do You Need A Good ob?-The
ECU Telefund is hiring students
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plus cash bonuses. Make your own
schedule. If interested, visit our
website at www.ecu.edutelefund
and click on OBS.
Afternoon help needed to transport
older children (2) to after school
activities during September
October. If interested call Lydia
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The Radio Station at Mendenhall
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and be good in math. Hours are from
11am or noon, until 5pm, Monday
through Thursday. Deadline is
Friday, September 16th.
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Meet the sisters of Gamma Sigma
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be Tuesday, September 13 from
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trip again given the opportunity.
It was an eye-opening experience
getting to see other cultures
Next summer Mercer will not
be leading a study abroad trip, but
he would eventually like to lead
a class to Israel. It would only be
possible, however, if the country
can prove to be a safe educational
travel spot.
Perhaps one obstacle that
students must overcome in trav-
eling abroad is the issue of per-
sonal safety. Since 911, student-
international travel at ECU has
decreased, though it could have
been caused by factors other than
the threat of terrorism. However,
the danger is often exaggerated
by many of the country's most
prominent news sources. Tele-
vision generally airs the most
sensational version of a story to
get the highest ratings and is not
always the most objective source
for news. It is good to be aware of
this, as one should not let sensa-
tionalism keep them from expe-
riencing new things. Because of
America's current reputation in
the international community, it
is more important now than ever
to be good cultural ambassadors
to other countries.
Aside from summer study
abroad there are also semester
and year-long programs available.
In recent years, students have
traveled to Lithuania, Poland,
Sweden, Denmark and Finland.
Those are the countries that you
don't even have to speak the .
native language to attend.
There are also programs in
France, Germany and Spanish-
speaking countries (Spain and
Mexico), for which students are
required to take Tour semesters
of the foreign language to attend
these programs.
Why is it important to travel?
Mercer recommends traveling for
its transformative qualities.
"Being plunged into a culture
alien to your own is both a chal-
lenge and an opportunity. On a
practical level, traveling abroad
can be useful in finding a career.
We live in a global and intercon-
nected world, and understanding
other cultures is key in working
with people from different back-
grounds Mercer said.
"On a personal level, this
kind of experience can expand
your heart and mind. It gives
you a better understanding of the
world and how people in under-
developed countries live
For more information about
ECU study abroad programs, con-
tact Branch Dudley, the assistant
director of study abroad in the
International House, or Carolyn
Dunn in the office of Continu-
ing Studies located in the Self
Help building on Third St. and
Evans.
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ROME (AP) - Former Russian
President Boris Yeltsin was hospitalized
Wednesday after falling and breaking
his leg at a villa in a resort town on the
Italian island of Sardinia, officials said.
Emergency service workers
arrived early Wednesday at the
home in exclusive Porto Rotondo
where the 74-year-old Yeltsin
was staying and took him to a
local hospital, said Giuseppe
Soro, director of the ambulance
dispatch center in Sassari.
Yeltsin's spokesman, Vladimir
Shevchenko, told Russia's ITAR-
Tass news agency the former
president broke his thigh bone in
a bad fall. Russia's Interfax news
agency quoted a source close
to Yeltsin as saying the former
president left on his private jet
Wednesday evening for Moscow
and was expected to be hospital-
ized immediately.
"Given his age, it's easy to
break a femur said Soro, refer-
ring to the thigh bone.
The Italian news agency ANSA
said Yeltsin was initially cared for
by his bodyguards after he fell at
the home at about 6 a.m.
Dr. Maria Serena Fenu, medi-
cal director of the San Giovanni
di Dio hospital in nearby Olbia,
said Yeltsin was treated there then
taken elsewhere. She declined to
release further information,
citing privacy reasons.
A doctor in the hospital's
orthopedic department who said
he was not authorized to have his
name published said an X-ray
revealed a broken thigh bone,
and Yeltsin was taken to another
hospital for surgery. He said he
did not know which hospital.
It was unclear how serious
Yeltsin's break was, and the out-
come of an operation also would
depend on his general health.
There is a high death rate
among people over 65 who need
surgery after breaking a femur, said
Dr. Todd Schlifstein, an orthope-
dist and rehab physician at New
York University Medical Center's
Rusk Institute, who specializes in
falls among the elderly.
"When you're over 65, falls are
very common and they can be cata-
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The ensuing lack of mobility
during recovery also can produce
its own host of complications,
including possible blood clots,
surgical wound infections and
pneumonia, he said.
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that can open a lot of other doors to
other problems Schlifstein said.
One of the most notable
patients who had hip surgery
after breaking a thigh bone was
Pope John Paul II, who fell in his
bathroom in 1994.
Dr. David Diduch, associate
professor of orthopedic surgery at
the University of Virginia Medical
Center, said the high death rate
often has to do with the patients'
other illnesses, such as heart, lung
and kidney ailments.
The Russian Embassy in Rome
referred questions to Yeltsin's repre-
sentatives in Moscow, who were not
immediately available for comment.
Yeltsin, Russia's first elected
president after the 1991 collapse
of the Soviet Union, has kept a
low profile since resigning Dec.
31, 1999, appearing only occa-
sionally at tennis tournaments or
to greet foreign officials.
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Page B1 features@theeastcarolinian.com 252.328.6366 CAROLYN SCANDURA Features Editor KRISTIN MURNANE Assistant Features Editor THURSDAY September 8, 2005
Transporter' sequel seeks to thrill
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Wellington B. Gray Art Gallery
will be holding the 'Giving Voice:
Connecting Past and Present'
show, which will feature work by
Marinetta Porter Wednesday, Sept.
7 - Saturday, October 8. This show
is free of charge.
Sunday, Sept. 11, the Faculty
Recital, 'Quartets in E Rat' with
Ara Gregorian on the violin, Jorge
Richter on the viola, Emanuel
Gruber on the cello and Paul
Tardif on the piano will be held in
the A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall. The
show will start at 8 p.m. and will
be free of charge.
Monday, Sept. 12, the faculty
recital will feature the tenor Perry
Smith at 7 p.m. in A.J. Fletcher
Recital Hall free of charge.
Public Radio East knows the
people of eastern North Carolina
are full of life experiences and
strong beliefs. Do you remember
that moment when it "all" became
clear to you? Name your belief in
essay form. The essay should be
about 300 - 400 words. A panel
of judges will choose essays to
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Submit your essay via email
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ON THE FEATURES FOLD:
Dear Features,
My boyfriend and I have been
dating for about three months. We
are not sexually active but would
like to be. We have discussed our
previous partners and history but
we have not really talked about
safety. I want to ask him if we can
go together to get a STD test but I
don't want to offend him. How can
I tactfully ask?
Thanks,
Timid Tester
Dear Timid Tester,
Everyone knows it is not easy
to get Into a new relationship
and wonder what your partner
has or has not done. It is great
that you thought about safety
before just jumping into bed.
Recent statistics show that one
in four students at ECU have, or
have had a STD, so you are right
to be worried. Having an STD
doesn't make you a bad person.
Spreading an STD because
you're too proud to have yourself
checked out, however, does. So
if you're sexually active at ECU,
you have a 25 percent chance
of contracting something. Your
partner should understand that
it doesn't mean you're accusing
him of being dirty, just that you
both should be safe. If he does
not respect that notion, maybe
you should not be with him at
all. Student Health Services is
a great place for both of you to
go and get tested. They offer all
of the necessary STD tests with
student budgets in mind. For more
information, visit their Web site at
ecu.edustudenthealth.
Dear Features,
I am a freshman at ECU and
my girlfriend is a freshman at
UGA. With both of our schedules
and the large distance between
Greenville and Atlanta, I am
worried about how the distance
will Impact our relationship. I really
love her and want to stay together
but I need some advice about how
to bridge that distance gap. How
can I keep our relationship alive
despite the distance? Please help.
Thanks,
Distance Dater
Dear Distance Dater,
Long distance relationships are
not for the weak of heart, and are
not recommended for who is not
totally, 100 percent committed.
Another Issue that arises with
long distance relationships is
the element of trust that has
to be present. Start by making
a time everyday to talk on the
phone, possibly even invest In a
webcam so you two can at least
see each other. Then look at
your schedules and mark down
times where you might be able
to visit. Fall semester is easier
with fall break, Thanksgiving
break, and the December break.
Spring Is definitely tougher with
only Presidents Day weekend,
Easter and spring break. Again,
It's going to take a lot of trust.
You'll go through stages of anger,
loneliness and jealousy, but try
not to focus on the negative.
Surround yourself with fun people,
keep yourself busy and the time
will fly by. Always be sure to end
your conversations on a happy
note too, then no one will go
out and do something they will
regret.
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In The Transporter 2, Stratham
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son of a diplomat (Matthew
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kid up from school, plays games
with him on the way home
and drops him off with his
mother Audrey (Amber Valletta).
However, Modine's son is
the target for an elaborate hos-
tage situation being staged by
the sinister Gianni (Alessandro
Gassman). I won't go into too
many details, but I will say that
it is elaborate and quite evil at
the same time.
Having not been a big fan
of the original Transporter, I was
not expecting much. Luc Besson,
the creator of the Frank Martin
character, is known for directing
some pretty amazing films, most
notably The Professional and The
Fifth Element. He is, however,
not known for his talents in the
Jason Statham plays the debonair Frank Martin, seen here driving the Impressive Lamborghini Murci6lago, in an impressive chase.
dialogue department.
The Transporter 2 sports some
of the cheesiest dialogue I've
ever heard from a Besson film.
But this film does work better
than its predecessor. The plot is
actually better than the original,
which doesn't happen very often
in the world of sequels. Good
plots are common in Besson
scripted films. This would have
been a much better film had the
dialogue been rewritten by some-
one else (and Besson's longtime
writing partner Robert Mark
Kamen, who co-wrote both Trans-
porter movies, wasn't enough).
But people don't attend these
kinds of films for realistic dia-
logue - the individual character
interactions are the least impor-
tant part of the story. You can
ready yourself for what type of
action film this is going to be
Finally a group with definite style
Stutterfly: 'And we are
bled of color"
SCOTTY WHJJAMS
STAFF WRITER
These days it's very hard
to develop your own unique
sound as a band. Hundreds of
groups have become popular,
but a lot of them have the
same sound, trademarks and
style. In a musical world
where it's hard to escape
being labeled as a clone or
knock-off of someone else, a
group called,Stutterfly has
managed it pretty well.
To make a Stutterfly, take
a pinch of Finch, a dash of
Deftones, season with Story
of the Year and lightly top
with Pantera. A piece of each
of these bands can be heard in
the newest Stutterfly album,
And We Are Bled of Color. The
fevered-pitch screaming in
Finch, soft-spoken singing of
the Deftones, emo harmonics
of Story of the Year and cre-
ative, dynamic guitar work of
Pantera coUide on this album
to create a curious, intriguing
and exciting sound experi-
ence that has its own voice.
It's hard to label Stutterfly as
a knock-off or clone of any
of the aforementioned bands
because there are only shades
This group not only has a unique sound but portray a unique image.
of similarity. Just when you think
you're hearing the Deftones,
something else throws you. That
sort of experience is somewhat
rare these days.
The band formed in 1998
when a few friends from Kelowna,
British Columbia, Canada started
playing music together. Seven
years later the band has two full-
length albums under their belt,
and has signed with Maverick
Records, the same label as the
Deftones and Story of the Year. In
the summer of 2003 they toured
with Story of the Year, and just
completed a stint on the Warped
Tour. They're currently touring
the United States. According to
their Web site stutterfly.com, they
have amassed more than 200,000
plays and reached number one
in their genre on mp3.com.
The album they are promot-
ing on tour is an experience all
to its own. Their single "Gun
in Hand" was on the House of
Wax soundtrack and with good
reason. It is one of the stronger
songs on the album and show-
cases their musical recipe. One
impressive thing about the
group is hpvr their guitar work
doesn't ceallJLleyel out during
the song, it changes pace and
keeps the tempo up, and also
Indicates a group of talented
musicians who don't need to
keep one melody going for one
whole song.
Their chord progressions
keep you guessing and listening
throughout the album and the
three-voice harmonies mix well
enough for a good seamless
experience. Produced by Ulrich
Wild, who also produced for
the Deftones and Taproot, the
album has a nice feel of rock
to It, but has enough pieces
of several bands to warrant a
listen. Unlike many hard rock
groups these days, Stutterfly's
guitars vary and it is hard to
pick out songs. Sometimes that
can be bad, but in this case it
makes the album a good overall
experience instead of one of
those albums where you have
to program your CD player
so you can hear a few songs
see STUTTER page B3
Great 'Pumpkin' stages comeback
Billy Corgan flies solo
and disappoints
QARYMCCABE
STAFF WRITER
As far �s I'm concerned, The
Smashing Pumpkins were never
a 'group Being a group implies
that each member is vital to
the union, bringing their own
unique qualities to the music
and actively contributing to the
creative process.
In that sense, the Smash lng
Pumpkins were not a group.
Corgan started theband. He
also served as the primary
songwriter, the lead singer and
produced the band's albums.
All decisions concerning the
band were made by him.
Corgan's degree of con-
trol over the Pumpkins got to
the point where, according to '
nattonmaster.com, during the
production of their breakout
album Siamese Dream, Corgan
unilaterally erased contribu-
tions from his band mates and
rerecorded his own perfor-
mances over them.
You may call him an egoist
or a tyrant If you like. However,
you can't argue with results.
Siamese Dream, fueled by the hit
singles "Cherub Rock "Today"
and "Disarm" made the Pump-
kins international superstars
overnight. To date, the album
Billy Corgan has always been known for his odd anatomy Imagery.
has sold well more than 4 mil-
lion copies.
The wave of success which
the band rode following Siamese
Dream was tremendous. In 1995,
the Pumpkins released the mas-
sive double album Mellon Collie
and the Infinite Sadness. With this
album, according to Wikipedia,
Corgan hoped to create "The
Wall for the 1990s a reference
to British rock band Pink Floyd's
amazing concept album from the
late 1970s.
Whether it was as great as
The Wall is debatable, but in its
own right, Mellon Collie was an
amazing offering from the band.
Expansive, progressive and lit-
tered with hit singles like "Bullet
with Butterfly Wings "Tonight,
Tonight" and "1979 the album
was another triumph for the
band.
Furthermore, with Kurt
Cobain long dead and Pearl Jam
aggressively avoiding the lime-
light, the album positioned the
Pumpkins to take the reins as
America's premier rock band.
However, it just wasn't
meant to be. A series of tragic
events followed. In May 1996,
while playing a concert in
Dublin, Ireland, a fan was
crushed to death by the over-
zealous crowd. According to
Wikipedia, Corgan considered
quitting show business for good
after the event.
In July 1996, touring key-
boardist Jonathan Melvoin and
drummer Jimmy Chamberlain
overdosed on heroin in a New
York City hotel room. Melvoin
died. Chamberlain was arrested
and subsequently thrown out
of the band, though he would
return eventually.
The following years were
marred with turmoil within
the band, lineup changes
and a declining quality of
music. Finally in 2000, Corgan
announced the Pumpkins
would disband following their
final show at The Metro In
Chicago.
As Corgan said in a recent
press Interview, "I was on top
see BILLY pageB3
when they give credit to a car
chase coordinator and a mar-
tial arts choreographer in the
opening credits. The car chase
sequences are impressive, but
not quite at the level of the car
see TRANS page B2
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This
week's
entry:
Harvey
A film that will stand the
test of time
GARY MCCABE
STAFF WRITER
Jimmy Stewart played many
roles in some of the most beloved
films o� all time. Who could
ever forget him as George Bailey,
the man who learned the true
meaning of life in the holiday
classic It's a Wonderful Life? Or
as the titular Mr. Smith in Mr.
Smith does to Washington, who
fights for the little guy against
a corrupt political system? Or as
famous photographer L.B Jeffer-
ies, who suspects murder while
peering in on his neighbors in
Alfred Hitchcock's classic Rear
Window?
However, when asked about
his favorite role in press inter-
views, above all others he chose
a lesser-known performance
as Elwood P. Dowd In the film
Harvey, the first entry into the
Features Hall of Fame.
I've seen many films in my
short 22 years of life, but never
one quite like Harvey. It's the
story of two best friends. The first,
Elwood P. Dowd, is a benevolent
middle-aged man with a strong
taste for alcohol. The second,
Harvey, is a giant white rabbit
who no one else can see.
Harvey has so many amazing
aspects that it's hard to decide
what is best about it. First and
foremost, the film has one of the
most original and bizarre prem-
ises that I've ever seen which
keeps viewers guessing during
the entire film. Is Harvey real or
is Dowd just a drunk? You won't
find out until the very end.
Another thing I love about
Harvey is that, unlike most com-
edies that are more than 20
years old, it's actually funny.
But in Harvey, whether it's the
elaborate mix-up while trying
to commit Dowd to the mental
institute to something as simple
as the ghastly look on the old
aristocratic woman's face when
'meeting' Harvey, each scene is
lively and hysterical and is as
funny today as it must have been
in 1950.
The highlight of the film
though is the performance of
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chase sequences we were treated
to all summer long. The martial
arts sequences are also very
polished. Today, martial arts
fighting sequences have found
themselves into American films,
and the best scenes are when the
hero of the film is fighting a lot
of bad guys with a random object
he finds in the room. This occurs
quite often in the film, and the
best one involves Stratham using
a fire hose.
A slight suspension of dis-
belief is also required in seeing
this film. Some of the vehicles
in this film do some pretty amaz-
ing things that might not even
happen in the "Grand Theft Auto"
video games. And in some cases,
the intense action sequences are
ruined due to some of the most
cheap looking computer gener-
ated images 1 have ever seen.
This is still an entertaining
film. Poor usage of CGI and bad
dialogue are negative marks, but
The Transporter 2 is not the type
of film that is going to require
good marks on these fronts. This
is a very entertaining action flick
that shows how solid of an actor
Jason Stratham really is. It would
be nice to see him as the action
star of tomorrow. Based on some
of the people he's up against for
that position, it might not be
such a far-fetched idea.
Grade: B-
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HarVey from page B1
Stewart, who interacts more
realistically with an invisible
costar than most current movie
stars do in normal movie roles.
With a lesser actor, the role
and the movie would be a joke.
But with Stewart, who perfects
every nuance of the role, he
brilliantly brings Dowd to life as
a kind, wonderful man who is
looked down upon because he's
different.
You don't typically find
Harvey on lists of the best movies
of all time and I'm always curious
as to why. There is an underlying
message throughout Harvey, one
of understanding and friendship.
After watching Harvey, you feel
like a better person having done
so. It gives you hope that maybe
there are people like Dowd and
Harvey in this world.
This week's overrated classic
is Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. I'll
be honest, before reading Fran-
kenstein I didn't know the mean-
ing of the word countenance. On
its third use in the novel, I looked
it up. By the time it appeared fif-
teen times, 1 probably knew every
possible context in which it could
be used. And by appearance 35,
I put the book down and began
developing a time machine so I
could go back and hand Shelley
a thesaurus.
I went in expecting a horror
classic. What I got was a wry
satire. I can handle that. But I
was expecting a green monster
demolishing things ancf what I
got was an introspective, yellow
monster who cried as much as
he killed.
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write good political thrillers are
far and few. One of the very best
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political thriller at one extreme
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The Constant Gardener stars
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mat who meets and falls in love
with a young woman named
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he will eventually marry. Tessa
shares many of Justin's liberal
political beliefs, yet she is so far
on the left, she makes Justin look
moderate.
The film actually opens with
Justin finding out that his wife
has been killed in a car crash.
Justin, however, suspects that
this wasn't a car accident at all.
She may have been murdered.
We see through flashbacks
that work that Tessa had done
while on political trips with
Justin to northern Kenya. It
turns out that Tessa had been
investigating a pharmaceutical
company who had been distrib-
uting a new kind of drug to local
residents there. Tessa suspects
that the pharmaceutical com-
pany may not be trying to help j
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the drugs on them before they try
and market it to the world.
Justin thinks that Tessa's
findings in a recent report may
have been her death warrant.
He decides that he will try and
finish what Tessa had started in
order to uncover the truth about
her death.
Through the occasional flash-
Rachel Weisz and Ralph Fiennes star in Fernando Meirelles' film that impressed critics and audiences.
backs, we see the formation of
Justin and Tessa's relationship.
This reemphasizes for Justin
how much he really did love
this woman. This subplot is what
separates The Constant Gardener
from all other political thrill-
ers. The moving romance story
within the thriller adds a certain
depth to the film that is usually
left vacant from other films in
the same genre.
Actor Ralph Fiennes gives his
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who wants to press play and let
it ride.
The emotion of the album
also ranges, but keeps at a fever
pitch. The lyrics promote an ever-
swinging spectrum of despair,
passion, anger and determina-
tion. Some lyrics are a testimony
to personal strength, like you'd
hear in their song "Silent Scream"
while some are more desperate
such as those in "Fire Whispers
Poetically, you'll hear some very
strong symbols in their lyrics and
some powerful personal state-
ments. One thing you won't find
a lot of is cursing.
Stutterfly's music has some-
thing worth listening for, with
a sound that appeals to all kinds
of listeners. While you can't call
them Pantera, Story of the Year,
Finch or the Deftones, they've
got something from all of these
bands that a fan would recognize.
Even if you can't recognize
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of the world with the Pumpkins
when my band blew up. I went
from being in one of the best
bands in the world into some
nightmare. All you can do is keep
going and keep making records
you believe in
The first Corgan album after
the fall of his band was in a new
band called Zwan in 2003. Their
first album, Mary Star of the Sea,
received generous support from
critics but never caught on with
audiences. The album tanked and
the band broke up within a year.
But Corgan refuses to throw
up his hands and give up despite
the setbacks of the past few years.
Corgan is back to making music,
but this time he's alone. On
TheFutureEmbrace, his first solo
record, Corgan is finally able
to call all the shots, write all
the songs and play all the parts
- officially, that is.
While listening to TheFutu-
reEmbrace, the same question kept
popping into my head: If Corgan
was able to single-handedly create
masterpieces like Siamese Dream
and Mellon Collie, why, when he
finally has complete creative
freedom, is TheFutureEmbrace so
lifeless and uninspired?
To say the album is bad would
infer that it made me feel any-
thing at all. To be quite blunt,
this is the kind of record you
might put on if you're having a
party where you actually want
to speak to people and don't care
what's playing.
Nothing on TheFutureEm-
brace is memorable or unique.
Each song sounds exactly alike,
which may work in certain
cases with bands like the Strokes,
who make nothing but varia-
tions of their biggest hit "Last
Nite But at least "Last Nite"
is a great song. Everything on
TheFutureEmbrace is nasally
whining over a drum machine
and over-synthesized guitars.
With the notable excep-
tion of "To Love Somebody a
cover of a very familiar Bee
Gees song, I can't differentiate
between any of the songs on the
album. When I listened to the
album, sometimes I had trouble
figuring out where one song
ended and the next one began.
Hoping to be some sort of
optimist, I tried in vain to find
one quality I liked. When I tried
to focus on the lyricism, I found
them to be muddled and at
times incomprehensible. When
I looked for good guitar work, I
found none. Even Corgan's voice,
which I felt perfectly suited his
work with the Pumpkins, is out of
place with the backing music.
Considering everything, it
isn't that everything contained
in TheFutureEmbrace is bad - it's
just there isn't anything good. I
don't know what has changed
for Corgan. Maybe he 'lost it
Or maybe he 'never had it Or
maybe he just needs his fellow
Pumpkins more than he (or we)
ever thought.
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been taking off more and more
in recent years, led mainly by Bill
Murray (who has mastered this
acting technique in both Lost in
Translation and this year's Broken
Flowers).
The Constant Gardener also
will solidify Brazilian director
Fernando Meirelles as one of the
greatest living non-American
directors. His previous film was
the stunning City of Cod, which
followed two decades worth of
life in the slums of Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil. Meirelles brought his
unique style of filming to this
film, based on the best selling
novel by John le Carre, and gave
it a look that will not be soon
forgotten. Meirelles uses differ-
ent types of shots when he's in
different parts of the world. His
camera angles (mostly handheld
camera shots) and the use of a
grainy style of film emphasize
the poor areas of Kenya and the
political realms of Great Britain,
shot with better film and a more
steady camera. This style was
used in City of Cod and it helped
send Meirelles to a best direc-
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Awards in 2004.
The Constant Gardener should
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unlike any political thriller. The
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make one think about what types
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on the international level really
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yourself questioning the ideas of
a film once you leave the theater.
1 am still questioning the ideas
of this film as I write this review.
This is a film that continues to
get better and better the further
away you get from it.
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Summer blockbuster 'Crash' on DVD
One of the year's best
films now in stores
TREVOR KIRKENDALL
STAFF WRITER
In the same style as Robert
Altman's Short Cuts and Paul
Thomas Anderson's Magnolia,
Crash follows the lives of several
random people throughout a day
in Los Angeles. Co-written and
directed by Million Dollar Baby
screenwriter, Crush is one of the
year's absolute best movies and
is now available to rent and buy
on DVD.
Out of all the different char-
acters in Crash, there is no cen-
tral character to identify with
throughout the film. There is no
antagonist, and everyone in the
film is a hero in their own kind
of ways. This is a very unique way
to approach a story, and when
these types of films are done
correctly, they are almost always
masterworks.
( nisH opens up with Detec-
tive Graham Waters (Don Chea-
dle) and his partner Ria (Jennifer
Esposito) who have just been
involved in a car accident on
their way for a homicide investi-
gation. This brief prologue to the
story then jumps to "yesterday
Here, we meet the vast collection
of people who we will get to know
and follow for the next two hours.
They include Los Angeles District
Attorney Rick Cabot (Brendan
Fraserl and his wife Jean (Sandra
Bullock), two car thieves (Ludac-
rls and Larenz Tate), a television
director and his wife (Terrence
Howard and Thandie Newton),
a bigot top (Matt Dillon) and
his partner (Ryan Phillippe), a
Persian convenience store owner
(Shaun Toub) and his daughter
(Bahar Soomekh), and a His-
panic locksmith (Michael Pena)
and his young daughter (Ashlyn
Sanchez).
Each of these individuals
will cross paths throughout the
movie. In no particular order, the
story will jump from one charac-
ter to another until all have met
and interacted in some form or
fashion.
This is one of the most pow-
erful and intense films in recent
history - nothing can come
close to the level of intensity this
movie achieves throughout its
two hour runtime.
The subject matter that ties
all these stories together is the
topic of race. Even in today's
society, this is still a very touchy
subject. Much like Spike Lee's
1989 masterpiece Do the Right
Thing, Crash is a film about racial
tensions in society that does
not take any sides. At the film's
conclusion, we are not supposed
to leave the theater thinking is
one race is superior to the other,
but instead we are left to think
about how judgmental people in
society truly are. We assume too
many things about an individual
because of the clothes they wear
or the tattoos on their body and
form our own opinions before we
even get to know them. This is
the lesson that both Paul Haggis
and his co-writer, Bobby Moresco,
are trying to teach in this film.
Haiggis and Moresco's screen-
play is the most polished work
of screenwriting I have seen all
year. You learn to hate a charac-
ter before you even get to know
them, and by the end of the
film you find yourself in love
with them.
The best example of this is
Matt Dillon, who plays a bigot
police officer. Dillon's role is the
most memorable in the entire
film, and he gives an Oscar
worthy performance making
audiences hate him, but then
change their opinions on him
by the end.
Crash was released on DVD
Tuesday, Sept. 6. It is one of the
year's absolute best films, yet will
probably go overlooked come
award season. Watch this film and
try not to feel moved by it. There
are a few scenes that will make
one gasp from the sheer inten-
sity that is shown on the screen.
Grade: A
This writer can be contacted at
features@theeas tcarolinian. com.
Fall movies feature interesting twists
(KRT) Now starts the Oscar
season. Those who feel that
2005 has yet to give birth to an
Oscar winner should peruse the
following candidates. For the
fall season, you won't have to
check your brain at the conces-
sions stand.
'North Country' (Oct. 14).
Some cynical critics are bound to
call this "a 21st century Norma
Rae But its credentials are
golden, with three Oscar-win-
ning actresses (Charlize Theron,
Frances McDormand and Sissy
Spacek) playing the leads. Char-
lize is a single mother who toils
in a mining company and rousts
her female co-workers to stand
up and be counted. Directed by
"Whale Rider's" Niki Caro. But
would you want to lie represented
in a court of law by Woody Har-
relson?
'Prime' (Oct. 28). How
about telling Meryl Streep your
most intimate secrets? Actually,
Madame Meryl might make a
good psychiatrist, and that's
what she plays in "Prime Uma
Thurman plays a patient who
falls in love with her shrink's son.
Any movie with Uma on Meryl's
couch sounds promising.
Oliver Twist' (Sept. 30).
Roman Polanski's first film since
The Tianist. Sir Ben Kingsley
should make a Fagin to remember
in this Dickeni adaptation.
Proof (Sept. 16), with
Gwyneth Paltrow returning
under the direction of Shake-
speare in Love's John Madden.
Besides Gwyneth, there's
Anthony Hopkins, Hope Davis
and Jake Gyllenhaal in a tale of
possible inherited insanity.
'Two for the Money' (Oct.
7), with slick Al Pacino playing
mentor to onetime football star
Matthew McConaughey in a tale
of high dramatic stakes in the
global world of sports betting.
Rene Russo and Jeremy Piven are
also involved.
Capote' (Oct. 21), with
Philip Seymour Hoffman as
scribe Truman Capote and Cath-
erine Keener as To Kill a Mock-
ingbird author and Capote pal
Harper Lee. The movie follows
Mr. Capote's relationship with
the homicidal duo of In Cold
Blood.
'Tim Burton's Corpse
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THURSDAY September 8, 2005
Sports Briefs
Morse suspended for steroids
Mike Morse of the Seattle
Mariners was suspended Wednesday
for 10 days for
violating the
steroids policy,
the ninth major
league player
penalized
under
baseball's
tougher drug
rules. Morse
hit a go-
ahead single
In the seventh
Inning Tuesday night in a
3-2 win over Oakland. Morse, 23,
was batting .287 with three home
runs and 23 RBI in 209 at-bats since
being called up from Triple-A earlier
this season. The Infielder-outflelder
was acquired last season In the
trade that sent pitcher Freddy Garcia
to the Chicago White Sox. Earlier
this season, Mariners pitcher Ryan
Franklin and Seattle outfielder Jamal
Strong were penalized for violating
the steroids policy.
Krog picks up two wins
It will all come down to
Wednesday's singles matches after
Europe and the United States played
to a 6-6 tie or Day One at the PING
Junior Solheim Cup. The PING Junior
Solhelm Cup, conducted by the
American Junior Golf Association
and hosted by The Bridgewater Club
In Westfield, lnd� matches the 12
top female junior golfers from the
United States against their European
counterparts. Players competed In
four-ball and foursome matches
Tuesday, and will battle in singles
matches Wednesday. The Europeans
hold the Cup and need to reach 12
points to keep It, while the United
States needs 12.5 points to reclaim
the third biennial PING Junior Solhelm
Cup. The morning four-ball matches
ended with the United States clinging
to a precarious one-shot lead. That
lead turned Into a deficit after Europe
won the first of the two afternoon
foursome matches. However, the
United States swung the momentum
back in its favor by winning two-and-
a-half of the final four points. For
the Europeans, Anna Nordqvist of
Eskllstuna, Sweden, and Lene Krog
of Drammen, Norway, teamed up
for two points, winning both of their
matches, Including a 6-and-5 win
overKlmberly Donovan of Hopkinton,
Mass and Sydney Buriison of Salinas,
Calif In the afternoon.
Armstrong to train with team
Lance Armstrong plans to train
with his team this winter, Increasing
speculation he will end his retirement
and attempt an eighth straight Tour de
France win. When Armstrong retired
in July after his seventh straight Tour
win, Bruyneel had to decide whether
to recruit a new team leader. He
opted not to do so, suggesting the
door might have been kept open
for the Texan. The Amaury Sport
Organization, which organizes the
Tour, would not comment on the
speculation. Armstrong, who turns
34 later this month, won this year's
Tour by a comfortable margin - 4
minutes, 40 seconds ahead of Italian
Ivan Basso and 6:21 ahead of Jan
Ullrich of Germany. Armstrong, who
announced his engagement Monday &
to rock singer Sheryl Crow, issued a ��
statement Tuesday confirming that !
he's considering a comeback In part $
to rankle French media. On Aug. 23, $
sports daily L'Equipe, which is owned
by the Tour organizer, reported it had
evidence that six of Armstrong's urine
samples from the 1999 Tour tested
positive last year for the blood booster
EPO The substance was banned In
1999, but there was no reliable test
at the time. Should Armstrong return,
the media scrutiny surrounding him
would be intense and he would likely
receive a hostile reception from the
French public.
Pirates preparing for
2006 season
Newcomers, returning players provide
interesting cocktail
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tunity for another person Stokes said.
"I'm not one l(i look backward. I always
look forward- We're going to play and
compete with the guys that we have. I'd
rather have kuvs lo want to be here and he
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senior Corey Rouse and junior Japhet
McNeil, the Pirates look much improved.
Corey Rouse will look to add to his
2004-200.S breakthrough season with even
more production due to Badiane's loss.
Rouse, the lone four-year senior averaged a
per game aiu
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NY, broke the single season assist ret
ear with I22.0thei prominent ret
players are Mikeastro, lorn I l.iu
turning
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buy gajjH ins this year iccognie
the numerous roster i hanges. Nine of the
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committed to doing the right
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see UPDATE page B7
Japhet Mcneil will lead ECU on offense in 2006 and is on pace to demolish the record books at ECU, having already broken the single-season assist mark.
Kros Examination
Canes Roddick tears ACL
Miami safety Anthony Reddick
apparently has a torn knee ligament,
and the 14th-ranked Hurricanes
expect him to miss the rest of the
season. Preliminary reports show
that Reddick, who started six games
in 2004, tore the anterior cruciate
ligament In his right knee In Miami's
10-7 loss to Florida State on Monday
night. Reddick walked off the field
with 10:50 left In the second quarter,
after sustaining what was originally
diagnosed as a knee sprain while
playing on Miami's punt coverage
team. With Reddick gone, Miami
will have to tap Into its depth in
the secondary. Greg Threat, a
preseason AII-ACC pick, and Brandon
Merlweather played last season.
One ECU Professor's
pigskin poll
SCOTTY WILLIAMS
STAFF WRITER
Imagine having to get
together with a group of buddies
and rate the top 25 teams in col-
lege football every week, includ-
ing that ever-so-unpredictable
preseason list. You have got to
weed out the cream of the crop
from 119 possible teams. Sound
difficult? What if you had to rank
all 119 teams?
Meet Dr. John Kros, a pro-
fessor here in ECU'S decision
sciences department with a
demanding hobby. Kros ranks
all 119 teams in Division I-A col-
lege football before the season
starts and publishes the list on
his personal Web site. He also
updates the list weekly.
Kros is an avid football fan,
working in an office adorned
with college logos. Having grown
up in Nebraska, studied at Texas
and done graduate work at the
University of Virginia, he's cer-
tainly been raised on it; he admits
to being a fan of Earl Campbell
during his time at Texas. While
working on his dissertation in
systems engineering at Virginia,
he had been keeping an eye on
the polls done by Jeff Sagarin in
USA Today.
When the BCS became the
college football system during the
'9798 season, Kros noticed that
his poll (which he published for
the first time in 1994) used simi-
lar methodology as the BCS poll.
He began distributing his poll
to friends and family through
e-mail around the same time as
the BCS came out.
The poll isn't just his intu-
ition and guessing; he uses a
very distinct formula, which he
believes creates a higher water-
mark of consistency than that
of the BCS.
His preseason poll has Texas
ranked number one followed by
Southern Cal, Boston College,
Ohio State and Tennessee. To
rank the teams in the preseason,
Kros takes six attributes � offen-
sive and defensive returners, the
strength of the starting quar-
terback, the experience of the
coach, their winloss percentage
and their conference strength
rating - and gives them alia score
from 0 to 1. He then combines
the numbers with a function
and ranks the teams. During
the season he takes into account
offensive and defensive statistics
combined with what he calls the
"true margin of victory" and
strength of schedule to rank the
teams from week to week.
ECU sits at 116 in his poll,
but the good news is Kros doesn't
feel his rankings reflect poten-
tial. The Pirates have the chance
to beat conference foes Rice,
Southern Methodist, Memphis
and Tills,i and move up in the
rankings, even if number one is
a bit of a far cry.
see KROS page B7
AThe Preseason JFK Poll
F (KRA, Kros Ranking Algorithm)
TeamJScore
1.Texas1.000
2.Southern Cal.9470
3.Boston Coll9242
4.Ohio State.9083
5.Tennessee.9079
6.Colorado.8872
7.Michigan.8857
8.Iowa.8832
9.Texas A&M.8823
10.Auburn.8735
11.FSU.8685
12.Virginia.8676
13.Boise State.8663
14.Iowa State.8624
15.Pittsburgh.8495
16.Georgia.8476
17.Louisville.8425
18.Minnesota.8325
19.Fresno State.8320
20.Virginia Tech.8274
21.Georgia Tech.8272
22.LSU.8270
23.Arizona State.8201
24.Clemson.8192
25,Florida' .8160
The Sports
Dictionary
Long BOmb - When referred
to in football, it means a deep pass
down the field. When referred
to in baseball, it is one of the
many nicknames for a homerun.
Blind Side - The side
opposite a player is facing. You
often hear the quarterback was
"blind sided meaning he was
hit from behind.
Play-Action Pass-a
play where the quarterback
fakes a handoff to the running
back as he drops back to pass.
Coffin Corner
� The corners of a football field
located between the end zone
and five-yard line at each end of
the field.
CraCkbaCk - An illegal
block by an offensive player
who is away from the formation
and blocks an opponent below
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A weekend at Fenway
Ortiz celebrates after blasting the game-winning solo shot against the Angels Tuesday night.
Boston sports experience
is unlike any other
KYLE ROGERSON, CONTRIBUTED
TO BY TONY ZOPPO
STAFF WRITER
Many people travel to Boston,
Mass. with different motivations.
Some aspire to master their sail-
ing techniques in one of the most
famous harbors in the world.
Others simply want to soak up
the diverse culture the city has to
offer. One popular example is the
Jazz festival that takes place each
fall in the downtown area. Others
want to see a ballgame.
And there is no better place to
do just that than Fenway Park.
1 had the opportunity to visit
Boston this past weekend, home
of the 2004 World Champion Red
Sox. There was no question I went
into this weekend trip knowing I
was going to find thousands of
people who are utterly nuts for
their Bo Sox. What 1 didn't expect
was the fervor with which Bosto-
nians treat every sport in their city.
These people are crazy about
sports. It's as if they believe the air
in a ballpark or a hockey rink or
a football stadium tastes sweeter.
And it's not hard to see why
because Boston has such a rich
history in all of the maor sports.
No other NBA team comes
close to the Celtic's record 16
titles, including a stretch of eight
consecutive championships from
1959-1966. They won three more
titles over the next five years,
making it li in 13 years. They
went on to win three more in the
1980's, with the help of Kevin
McHale, Robert Parrish, and
some guy named Larry Bird. And
not only did they bring a cham-
pionship swagger to Boston, Bird,
along with close friend "Magic"
Johnson, reinvigorated the NBA
and it's fan base at a time when
the league needed it most.
Boston also has a legacy on
ice with their beloved Bruins.
The Bruins are one of the NllL's
"Original Six" and own five
Stanley Cups, considered by
some the most coveted trophy
in all of sports. It was also home
to one of hockey's greats - Bobby
Orr. The Bruins drafted Orr in
1966, hoping that he would be
the savior of the franchise. After
another year in the cellar of their
division, the Orr and the Bruins
improved steadily, winning their
first Stanley Cup in 1970 on one
of the most famous, and acro-
batic, goals in league history.
Let's not forget the New Eng-
land Patriots either. Though their
stronghold on the NFL has come
much more recently, they too
have a history of success. The Pats
were solid in the 1970's and 80's,
making the playoffs five times in
a 10-year span and reaching their
first franchise Super Bowl in 1985.
They reached the NFL Promised
Land again in 1996, but didn't
win their first title until 2002
in their comeback win against
the St. Louis Rams. They have
since gone on to win another
two, making it 3 in four years,
the last two victories coming
back-to-back in 2004 and 2005.
And then of course there is
Boston's golden child - The Red
Sox. The Sox are the only team
in Boston more popular than the
Celtics. And although their his-
tory is easily just as rich and dra-
matic, entirely too many seasons
ended without an MLB champi-
onship for Boston's loyal fans.
Before 1918, things went very
well for Boston's baseball team,
as they acquired some of the best
players to ever set foot on the dia-
mond throughout much of the
first quarter of the 20 Century.
The Sox picked up Deton "Cy"
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Kros will not testify that his
poll should be the final word on
true rank. As a matter of fact, he
thinks that the most accurate
decision will be made on the
field and not by a computer or
a formula.
"You can't measure accuracy
without something to measure
against. You have to get it played
out said Kros.
To throw a little knowledge at
you, Kros explained that the dif-
ference between his poll and BCS
is that his poll is referred to as a
multiplicative model whereas the
BCS utilizes a weighted additive
model.
In laymen's terms, the BCS
score is A (the AP poll ranking)
plus B (the Harris poll ranking)
plus C (the computer average
ranking) equals the score. Kros'
poll multiplies all his attributes
together and takes the expo-
nential root of the number. For
example, if he too were to use
three attributes in his poll, he
would multiply A, B and C and
take the third root of the result
and then rank his teams.
The bottom line is that his
poll tests a little higher on consis-
tency than the BCS, and brings
the playing field a little more
level in rankings.
So, if the college football
pundits can't decide who the best
team is on paper, why not rush
to a playoff system and trash
the BCS?
According to Kros, "people
are dragging their heels over
their piece of the pie
1 lowever, if and when a play-
off system does make it to college
football, Kros feels that a ranking
system will still be necessary,
because as with the NCAA bas-
ketball tournament, a base rank-
ing system needs to be there to
match up teams.
When that happens, it prob-
ably will not be Kros' poll that
does that, and he's not really
interested in national attention
anyway.
"I do it for the enjoyment,
and the field is packed with polls.
There's a lot of disenchantment
with the current polls Kros said.
Dr. Kros' poll can be viewed
on his Web site at personal.ecu.
edukrosjjfkpoll.html. For those
interested, Oklahoma kicked off
the season as number one last
year. Could this be a kiss of death
for Texas Longhorn fans? Only
time will tell.
This writer can be contacted at
sports@theeastcarolinian.com.
FenWay torn page 66
Young when he was 34 years old
and having completed most of
his hallowed major league career.
However, he was phenomenal
for Boston, compiling a record
of 192-112 in eight years (1901-
1908). Cy was the gold standard
of pitching, and still is, tossing
three no-hit games over his
career, including what he called
the most memorable game of his
career when he pitched a perfect
game on May 5 1904.
Then of course, there's the
Babe. George Herman "Babe"
Ruth came to Boston in 1914
measuring six feet, two-inches
tall and weighing in at a power-
ful 200 pounds, The Babe could
do it all - dominate from the
pitching mound, hit for power,
and he also showed a surprising
agility in the outfield.
The Sultan of Swat led Boston,
to three titles (1915, 1916, 1918),
pushing the Red Sox' total to
five, including a victory over
the New York Giants in the first
year Fenway was built (April 20
1912). Then the most infamous
trade in baseball history took
place when Boston sent the Babe
packing for New York. The ensu-
ing 86 years brought nothing but
futility, frustration and heart-
ache for the Sox and their fans
until the "Curse of the Bambino"
was broken last year as Boston
beat St. Louis for the title.
Recent championship or
not, I can now say that there
is no feeling like stepping into
Fenway on a cool summer day
and watching the Sox play base-
ball. Over 35,000 fans fill the
stands every single day. Fenway
actually hold the second longest
streak of sold out home games
in MLB history. The memory
of hearing those 35,000-plus
roar in elation after David Ortiz
sends a heater flying by Pesky's
Pole in right field will not soon
be forgotten.
I can honestly say I have ful-
filled the dream of a lifetime. I
sat in the original Fenway seats,
those that sat in the very same
spot when the park was erected
some 93 years ago. I only hope
that all of you reading today
can someday share the same
experience.
This writer can be contacted at
sports@theeastcarolinian.com.
Update from page 85
Mattone round out the five-
member 2005 freshman class.
"We wanted to bring in guys
that can shoot the basketball
Stokes said.
"We wanted to improve our
perimeter shooting. You can
never have enough good players
that can play. Competition is
always great. All in all, I think
it's a great class
The new players will have a
chance to build confidence head-
ing into conference play with a
relatively weak out-of-conference
schedule. Outside of an instate
trip to Wake Forest, the schedule
lacks anyFpower opponents.
"Some of the games were
already scheduled Stokes said.
"Some were inherited. We're
ready for a winning season, some-
thing we haven't done in awhile
Stokes is excited about inter-
acting with the Minges Maniacs.
While at Virginia Tech, Stokes
experienced the Maniacs' first
hand with a 76-60 loss to the
Pirates in Greenville.
"Minges is an awesome atmo-
sphere Stokes said.
"The students are terrific.
We're going to look forward to
being a part of the university and
the student body
But for now, Stokes is doing
his part to improve his team and
let Iloltz soak up the headlines.
"My grandmother always
told me to be careful what you
wish for Stokes said referring
to the season opener.
"Everyday is a day to get
better. It will be here before you
know it
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East Carolina's student-run campus newspaper was first published in 1923 as the East Carolina Teachers College News (1923-1925). It has been re-named as The Teco Echo (1925, 1926-1952), East Carolinian (1952-1969), Fountainhead (1969-1979), and The East Carolinian (1969, 1979-present). It includes local, state, national, and international stories with a focus on campus events.
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