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THE EAST CAROLINIAN
Volume 81 Number 4
TUESDAY
September 13, 2005
State gas shortage disrupts
ECU bus routes
John roberts faces the U.S. Senate during his confirmation
hearing.
John Roberts likely to
be next chief justice
I Making the post-
Rehnquist court
� CHRIS MUNIER
o NEWS EDITOR
ECU'S Student Transit Services will curb several late night routes in wake of the fuel shortage
Hurricane Katrina affects
east coast economy
LISA DEVRIES
STAFF WRITER
In the wake of Hurricane
Katrina and Governor Mike
Easley's mandate, ECU had to
make sweeping changes concern-
ing fuel conservation on campus.
TWo major gasoline pipelines that
not only provide fuel to North
Carolina, but also to much of
the southeast, had no electricity.
Gasoline in the state was run-
ning low.
Easley asked that all "non-
essential" travel be restricted in
the state, which included some of
ECU'S bus routes. University vehi-
cles were also not allowed to keep
air conditioning running, mail
delivery routes had to be cur-
tailed and landscapers had to dis-
continue the use of gas-powered
lawn mowers. A gasoline shortage
throughout North Carolina is
expected to be short term, how-
ever, and ECU's transit system is
expected to be back to its normal
running schedule by Sept. IS.
The routes affected by the
gas shortage were the blue line,
which did not run during Labor
Day weekend, and the Pirate
"Students need to make smart
choices about transportation
in the late evening hours said
Wood Davidson, general manager
of ECU student transit authority.
"Transit service schedules
have been posted, and students
should utilize the buses before
the 12:30 a.m. shutdown time
Also, Scott Alford, ECU's tran-
sit adviser, said no drunk-driving
accidents were reported down-
Express, which normally run&ai�0wn on Labor Day weekend
until 3:30a.m. Instead, it stopped v apd the Safe Ride service still ran
running at 12:30 a.m. The Pirate " 'on schedule.
Express is a Thursday through
Saturday night bus service that
runs to predominantly student
housing areas such as Pirate's
Cove, University Manor and
College Hill.
Some students were con-
cerned this might increase
drunk-driving accidents over
the weekend.
Students are encouraged to
ride the bus as often'as possible.
Not only is it more economically
and ecologically sound, Alford
addresses another interesting point.
"You've already paid for
the service through school fees
whether you ride the bus or not
said Alford.
"Why not use ECU transit if
it's available in your neighbor-
hood? It would save you from
buying a commuter parking decal
and it could save you on gas
, Gasoline prices seem to be
holding steady at three dol-
lars per gallon but the cost is
still exorbitantly high. The U.S.
Department of Energy offers
some tips on how commuters can
drive more efficiently. Their first
instruction, and probably the
most abused, is to avoid speeding.
Rapid acceleration and braking
can lower gas mileage by up to
five percent. Removing excess
weight from your car can also
affect your gas mileage. Avoid
idling, if you have to sit in your
car, turn off your engine. Air
conditioning can overheat the
engine and also wastes gas. Use
cruise control during highway
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With the death of Chief Jus-
tice of the Supreme Court Wil-
liam Rehnquist and the potential
retirement of Associate Justice
Sandra Day O'Connor, the highest
court in the U.S. will have its first
vacancies in more than 10 years.
Tinsley Yarbrough, distin-
guished professor of political sci-
ence, said Rehnquist had probably
been terminally ill for quite some
time but remained on the court
because his mind still functioned
well enough to continue.
"He probably saw that pros-
pect as much better than simply
retiring from the court and going
home to die said Yarbrough.
Attention is focused even
more on John Roberts, U.S.
Court of Appeals judge. Roberts
was originally nominated by
President Bush to succeed to
O'Connor but now Bush wants
Roberts to take over the chief
justice position. This has also
caused O'Connor to postpone
leaving the court.
"Her retirement was contin-
gent on the confirmation of her
successor Yarbrough said.
According to the Supreme
Court Historical Society, O'Connor
wrote to Bush to announce her
retirement on July 1.
"It has been a great privi-
lege indeed to have served as
a member of the court for 24
terms said O'Connor.
"I will leave it with enormous
respect for the integrity of the
court and its role under our con-
stitutional structure
However, O'Connor will prob-
ably stay another year in order to
take the pressure off Bush by
relieving him of the task of get-
ting two nominees confirmed.
These could be nominations Bush
may be wary of making in light of
the recent drops in his approval
rating. O'Connor was considered
the "swing vote" of the court and
Bush could have trouble getting
a more conservative nominee
confirmed by the Senate.
"He may not want to pick a
very controversial replacement
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Bassman becomes editor of UNC
system's undergraduate
Palestinians stand atop an empty Jewish synagogue after Israelis were forced to leave Gaza.
Triumphant Palestinians take
over abandoned Gaza synagogue
NEVE DEKALIM, Gaza Strip
(AP) � Ecstatic crowds of Pal-
estinians flooded into empty
Jewish settlements early Monday,
setting abandoned synagogues
on fire in a chaotic celebration of
the end of 38 years of Israeli mili-
tary rule over the Gaza Strip.
Plans by Palestinian police
to bar crowds from the settle-
ments quickly disintegrated, and
militant groups hoisted flags and
fired wildly into the air, illustrat-
ing the weakness of the security
forces and concerns about their
ability to control growing chaos
In Gaza. The pullout is widely
seen as a test for Palestinian
aspirations of statehood.
Just after sunrise, the last
column of Israeli tanks rumbled
out of Gaza. Troops locked a
metal gate and hoisted their
national flag, removed from the
Gaza military headquarters, on
the Israeli side of the border.
"The mission has been com-
pleted, and an era has ended
said Israel's Gaza commander,
Brig. Gen. Aviv Kochavl, the last
soldier to leave the strip.
As soldiers poured out of Gaza
throughout the night, jubilant
Palestinians rushed into the
abandoned settlements, turning
Gaza's night sky orange as fires
roared across the settlements.
Women shrieked in joy, teens set
off fireworks and crowds chanted
"God is great
"Today is a day of joy and
happiness that our people were
deprived of in the past century
said Palestinian leader Mahmoud
Abbas, adding that the Palestin-
ians still have a long path toward
statehood. He denounced Israeli
rule in Gaza as "aggression, injus-
tice, humiliation, killing and
settlement activity
By midday, the situation had
calmed, and curious Palestinians
quietly toured the abandoned
Jewish settlements, as feelings
of newfound freedom began to
sink in.
"Since last night, I have been
in the street, for no reason, just
to breathe the air of freedom
said Samir Khader, a farmer
in northern Gaza who needed
Israeli permits to go in and out
of his village, flanked by Israeli
settlements. "I don't know what
the future will bring, but at least I
can come in and out of my house
at any time
Palestinians hope to build
their state in Gaza, the West Bank
and east Jerusalem - areas that
Israel captured in the 1967 Mid-
east War - but fear that Israel will
not hand over additional terri-
tory. They say Israel's occupation
of Gaza has not ended because it
retains control over borders and
the air space.
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel
Sharon has said he remains com-
mitted to the U.Sbacked "road
map" peace plan, which calls for
an independent Palestinian state,
but linked any further withdraw-
als to Abbas' ability to rein in
militant groups.
Israeli Defense Minister Shaul
Mofaz urged the Palestinian to
impose law and order or face a
tough response. "We shall know
how to act decisively and inten-
sively in the face of any terror-
ism he said.
Abbas refuses to confront mil-
itants, insisting he can persuade
them to disarm peacefully. He
has outlined an ambitious plan
to reconstruct Gaza's shattered
BASSMAN
First statewide
undergraduate research
symposium this fall
CHRIS MUNIER
NEWS EDITOR
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In an effort to collaborate the
research work of undergraduates
across the state, the UNC system
is forming a consortium that
will provide for the documenta-
tion of research accolades in a
journal put together by ECU's
Michael Bassman, associate vice
chancellor and director of the
honors program, EC Scholars and
undergraduate research.
"The 16 campuses have been
meeting and we've decided we
need to work closer together
said Bassman.
Directors of research from the
UNC schools decided to begin
organizing annual statewide
research symposiums, and the
journal will record everything
that is presented at the sympo-
sium by students. The Under-
graduate Research Creativities
Committee does the job of orga-
nizing the symposium.
"I asked each of the deans to
submit the names of two faculty
members from their school,
who are on the committee, and
the committee puts together the
symposium Bassman said.
ECU has done these types of
S events in the past but now there
� will be one collectively for all
public schools each year. The first
symposium is slated to take place
Nov. 12 at the Jane McKimmon
O Center on the NC State campus.
It will be titled, "State of North
Carolina Undergraduate Research
Symposium The first journal
will follow that symposium.
Research and working with
professors is no longer a privilege
exclusively for graduate students.
ECU's honors program allows
honors students to gain assistant-
ships when they enroll in Univer-
sity Honors to do a senior project.
Undergraduates get to do some
of the work graduate assistants
normally do.
"You assist the professor in
hisher research Bassman said.
"The idea is you have the
opportunity to see what research
is all about, get to know a profes-
sor and get the opportunity to
co-author or co-present with a
professor
Students' work is even being
put into respected publications.
"You'd be amazed at the
number of students who have
papers that are co-authored
with professors or have articles
accepted in journals Bassman
said.
Gaining an assistantshlp is
reserved for honors students but
participating in the symposium
is open to all students. During
ECU's Second Annual Research
and Scholarship Day in 2004,
students had the opportunity to
give oral presentations and dis-
play exhibits all over Mendenhall
Student Center.
In today's job market, students
almost have to have research
experience in order to be com-
petitive applicants for graduate
and professional schools.
"Undergraduates are expected
to do research now Bassman
said.
The work being showcased
at symposiums is largely focused
on the natural sciences. Bassman
is working to emphasize a more
multi-disciplinary symposium.
The fields of humanities and
fine arts in particular need more
improvement.
Bassman Is glad ECU will lead
something that encompasses all
UNC schools.
"The editorial board will con-
sist of people from all universities
and colleges in North Carolina,
but the nice thing is it will be
housed here on our campus
Bassman said.
Bassman's department has
received requests of $93,000 for
research this year. They are will-
ing to give each student up to
$2,500 of grant money to com-
plete a project.
The Council on Undergradu-
ate Research was designed to dis-
tribute grants and help students
organize their work to produce a
thesis or other projects.
Their mission statement is
"to support and promote high-
quality undergraduate student-
faculty collaborative research and
scholarship
This writer can be contacted at
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CHRIS MUNIER News Editor
TUESDAY September 13, 2005
Announcements
Salsa Dance
The ECU Folk and Country
Dancers are sponsoring a salsa
dance on Friday, Sept. 16, at the
Willis Building, 1st and Reade
St. downtown. Instruction by
Procopio and Heidi at 7:30 p.m
dance from 8:30-11 p.m. and DJ
- Ramon. Students $3, FASG
members $5, public $8. A non-
alcoholicnon-smoking event
Emergency Preparation
In preparation for Emergency,
please refer to the ECU Alert
Web site, www.plratemail.
ecu.eduexchwebblnredir.
asp?URL-http:www.ecu.edu
alert'ecu.edualert.
This link can also be found on the
main ECU webpage "Hurricane
Ophelia Advisory"
Constitution Day
On Sept. 17,1787, members of the
Constitutional Convention signed
the final draft of the Constitution
and presented it to the American
public. Constitutions are under
debate around the world as
governmental systems as different
as the European Union and Iraq
struggle to adopt a workable
constitution. ECU will recognize
Constitution Day during the week
of Sept. 12-16. The official day of
observation is Sept 17 every year.
The Division of Academic Affairs
and the Division of Student U'fe
are sponsoring recognition of
Constitution Day this year with the
following programs and events.
Schedule of Events
Sept. 12-16, Joyner Library
Hours: The following areas
will host displays: Government
Documents, the North Carolina
Room, and the Teaching Resource
Center
Sept. 12-16, Mendenhall
Student Center Hours: There will
be a display from Joyner Library
Special Collections, near the ATM
entrance.
Sept. 14-16, Mendenhall
Student Center Hours: Offices
within the Department of University
Unions will be hosting a door
decorations contest. Students,
faculty, and staff are encouraged
to tour the building and vote
on their favorite doors at the
Mendenhall Welcome Center.
Sept. 15, 3 p.m Students,
faculty, and staff are encouraged
to wear patriotic clothing to show
their American pride. Anyone
interested is encouraged to come
to Mendenhall Student Center's
main entrance, near Destination
360, to take a group photograph.
Cake and lemonade will be
served.
Sept. 15,4 p.m Presentation
by Dr. Tinsley Yarbrough of ECU's
Political Science Department. Dr.
Yarbrough's presentation, "The
Constitution and the Supreme
Court will be held In the Teaching
Resource Center of Joyner Library
(2nd Floor).
Sept. 16,12 p.m Webcast of
Supreme Court Justices O'Connor
and Breyer. To be held in Joyner
Library Room 1418, doors open at
11:30 a.m.
Sept. 16,1:30 p.m Webcast
from Margot Adler of National
Public Radio, on the topic "Free
Speech in the Digital Age
For more information, contact the
Office of Student Experiences at
328-4965.
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 for your
organization to help, promote and
support this program to make It
another success
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.
News Briefs
Local
Edwards' push against poverty
has political benefits, pitfalls
CHAPEL HILL, NC (AP) - John
Edwards says America is obliged
to help the working poor escape the
poverty cycle.
As head of a new university think tank
dedicated to examining the Issue,
the former North Carolina senator
now has a platform to deliver that
message, one that helped lead him to
John Kerry's side in 2004 and could
help him down the presidential trail
again in 2008.
Keeping the "two Americas" theme
he used during last year's campaign
also could reinforce a message of
widening disparity between rich
and poor that many voters rejected,
since Edwards lost the run for his
party's nomination and then joined
a Democratic ticket that didn't
win a single southern state in the
general election.
Since ieaving the Senate in January,
"he's got to generate his own media
attention from that center said Merle
Black, a political scientist at Emory
University In Atlanta. "Right now, he
risks the problem of being viewed as
a one-Issue candidate
Politicians who make a second run at
the same office usually "dont win with
the same message Black added.
That kind of thinking hasn't kept
Edwards from repeating the theme that
drove his presidential campaign.
"People In this country have to see
this is a great moral cause Edwards
said after a lecture earlier this week
at the Center on Poverty, Work and
Opportunity at the University of North
Carolina School of Law.
The tragedy of Hurricane Katrina gives
Edwards a powerful Illustration of
Edwards' call to reconcile the nation's
economic gap. The poor, he argued,
have suffered disproportionately
because of the storm.
"It's an ugly and horrifying wake-up
call for America Edwards told an
overflow crowd of more than 200
students and staff members at UNC-
Chapel Hill. "And it's time to act
Law school students who attended
the lecture said they like what
Edwards is saying.
"I'd love to see a lot of candidates on
both sides of the aisle talking about
poverty today said Erik Johnson, 26,
a first-year student from Greensboro.
"If Senator Edwards wants to make
poverty a focus of a presidential
campaign that would be exciting
National
Little In way to block chief Justice
nominee as Senate hearings open
WASHINGTON (AP) - Less than three
years after first donning a judge's
robe, John Glover Roberts Jr. is on a
path toward speedy confirmation for
becoming, at age 50, chief justice of
the United States.
A turbulent week that included the
funeral of William H. Rehnquist,
his mentor and the man he hopes
to replace, his renomination by
President Bush for chief justice and
controversy over the government's
tardy response to Hurricane Katrina
has not dampened Roberts' candidacy
to join the Supreme Court.
Republicans and Democrats see
no serious obstacle to Roberts'
confirmation. Uberal, civil rights, civil
libertarian and abortion rights groups
have come out against him but not
one of the Senate's 100 members
has declared opposition.
"I expect these hearings will show
that you have the appropriate
philosophy to lead our nation into
the future said Sen. Mike DeWine,
R-Ohlo, and a Judiciary Committee
member, in a written copy of his
opening statement.
The committee was to open what
is expected to be a four- or five-
day hearing Monday. How Roberts
answers questions from the panel's
18 members about his record as a
conservative lawyer in the Reagan and
George H.W. Bush administrations will
play heavily Into the confirmation vote
by the full Senate, expected before
the end of September. The Supreme
Court begins a new term Oct. 3.
Roberts originally was chosen to
succeed retiring Justice Sandra Day
O'Connor. But Rehnquist's death
prompted the president to renominate
him for chief justice, putting him in
position to shape the court, possibly
for decades.
Senate Democrats have bitterly
fought Bush's attempts to move the
federal judiciary to the right. They
plan even more intense questioning
of Roberts now that he is slated to
move all the way from a junior judge
on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
for the District of Columbia to the top
spot on the Supreme Court.
"The tragedy of Katrina shows
In the starkest terms why every
American needs an effective national
government that will step In to meet
urgent needs that Individual states
and communities cannot meet on
their own Sen. Edward M. Kennedy
said in a statement prepared for the
opening of hearings.
The Massachusetts Democrat called
Roberts an "intelligent, well-educated
and serious man" but said the Senate
"must also determine whether he has
demonstrated a commitment to the
constitutional principles that have
been so vital in advancing fairness,
decency and equal opportunity in
our society
International
Disney opens Its newest theme
park In Hong Kong
HONG KONG (AP) - When Mickey
Mouse and Donald Duck landed
in Paris in 1992, French officials
shunned the opening of Euro Disney,
Intellectuals decried the Invasion
of American pop culture and park
workers protested the strict dress
code.
Disney's latest experience - its new
park in Hong Kong - couldn't have
been more different.
Hong Kong Disneyland opened
Monday with musicians clanging
cymbals, Chinese lion dancers
prancing precariously on tall poles
and fireworks bursting In the sky.
Chinese Vice President Zeng
Qinghong joined Disney executives
in front of the Sleeping Beauty Castle,
declaring the park Hong Kong's
"eternal carnival
The ceremony ended with a parade
of skipping Disney characters old and
new: Mickey, Donald Duck, Mushu the
dragon, Ulo and Winnie the Pooh.
Earlier, hundreds of people lined up
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for Justice O'Connor Yarbrough
said.
"If he can get Roberts in, he
is going to be getting someone
of the Rehnquist mold who
will be more conservative than
O'Connor was
Possible replacements for
O'Connor include Judge Edith
Clement, Judge Edith Jones and
U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gon-
zalez. Since O'Connor was the first
woman to serve on the Supreme
Court, Bush may feel compelled to
replace her with a woman or choose
Gonzalez, who would be the first
Hispanic on the bench.
"Gonzalez has been criti-
cized for not being conservative
enough Yarbrough said.
"But he would probably be a
consensus candidate who could win
support, particularly as a Hispanic
Roberts may get confirmed
quickly by the Senate. Only
recently has Roberts been any
kind of judge, but that may not
matter much. Yarbrough does not
think Roberts' short experience as
a judge will hinder his chances of
getting approved as chief justice.
"He has not been a judge,
but some of the greatest Supreme
Court justices were not judges
at all before they became chief
justices Yarbrough said.
"That is not a reflection on
John Roberts
Former justices like John Mar-
shall, Earl Warren and Hugo Black
were not judges before making it
to the Supreme Court.
Yarbrough said the Rehnquist
court was possibly one of the
most involved courts in terms
of judicial activism in American
history. Roberts may not be as
active though.
"The conventional wisdom
would be that someone like
John Roberts would favor a more
restrained court in civil liberties
cases Yarbrough said.
He said this may be a court
that is less likely to over-rule the
federal government in criminal
cases or first amendment cases.
Many of the other justices have
been on the bench for a while but
even Justice John Paul Stevens, the
oldest court member, is in good
health. The decision for justices
to step down can be political and
often depends on who is presi-
dent at the time. Yarbrough said
Rehnquist considered retiring' after
Thurgood Marshall did in 1991
but changed his mind once Presi-
dent Clinton won the presidency.
Rehnquist also felt the need to
hang on longer after 2002 when
the Senate got tighter amongst
Democrats and Republicans.
The next big development
surrounding Supreme Court
affairs will be finding out who
will replace O'Connor.
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outside the gate, waiting to get in
despite the sweltering heat.
Michael Kuzma, of Celebration, Fla,
was first in line. 'For over 50 years, the
American people have experienced
the happiness of Disney theme parks.
I hope the people of China can enjoy
the happiness the 36-year-old
consultant said.
It was a much warmer welcome than
in France, where officials skipped
the opening ceremony and critics
complained that Euro Disney was an
assault on French culture.
A government agency filed a
complaint contending Euro Disney's
ban on beards, mustaches and
colored hosiery may have violated
France's work code. And President
Francois Mitterrand dismissed the
park as "not exactly my cup of tea
Hong Kong's government however, is
the biggest investor in the new $3.5
billion park, believing the attraction
will help turn this global financial
capital into Asia's best family holiday
spot. Disneyland says it employs
5,000 people and will draw 5.6 million
visitors in Its first year.
Hong Kong and Disney struck a deal
to build the park in 1999 - just two
years after the former British colony
returned to Chinese rule. The city had
been battered by the Asian financial
crisis and desperately needed a
new project to boost Its spirits and
troubled economy.
Hong Kong's embrace of Disneyland
is also the product of a Westernized,
ruthlessly capitalistic and non-
Ideological mind-set that's short on
cultural roots. The territory was ruled
by Britain for more than 150 years,
and it's still governed separately.
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driving when at all possible.
Even when there is not a gas
shortage, it is still beneficial to
the driver and the environment
to take full advantage of ECU's
transit system.
"The buses and the driv-
ers are here to help students,
whether that be providing
transportation to and from
campus, or to help alleviate the
pressures of rising fuel costs,
fuel shortages or just everyday
Greenville traffic said Stacey
Thompson, senior English edu-
cation major and bus driver.
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economy, an effort he believes
will bolster forces of moderation.
But he faces a difficult task in
Gaza, where militants and armed
gangs operate freely and wield
considerable power.
Ismail Haniyeh, a Hamas
leader in Gaza, said the group
"will support any step that will
produce something for our
people" but made clear that it
has no plans to disarm as long
as Israel controls the West Bank
and Jerusalem.
"We should protect the resis-
tance option and the resistance
weapons he said. "These weap-
ons liberated the land and by
these weapons, we will continue
the liberation process
As Israel completed its pull-
out, Palestinian jeeps decorated
with the flags of the Hamas and
Islamic Jihad militant groups
stopped just near the border and
a group of masked gunmen waved
their weapons before Palestinian
police moved them away.
Pointing behind him at the
border, Maj. Gen. Dan Harel,
head of Israel's southern com-
mand, said the pullout presented
an important opportunity for the
Palestinians to take control of
their future.
"The responsibility belongs
to the Palestinian Authority
he said. "We hope that they will
know how to rise to the responsi-
bility and enable all of us to leave
in peace and security
Palestinian authorities had
promised an orderly transition
after the pullout, but the calls for
calm were ignored. Police stood
by helplessly early Monday as
gunmen raised flags of militant
groups and crowds smashed what
was left in the ruins or walked
off with doors, window frames,
toilets and scrap metals.
After rushing into the settle-
ments, Palestinians set fire to
empty synagogues in the Morag,
Kfar Darom and Netzarim settle-
ments, as well as a Jewish semi-
nary in Neve Dekalim. Later, a
Palestinian bulldozer began
knocking down the walls of the
Netzarim synagogue.
In Netzarim, two young Pal-
estinians waving flags stomped
on the smoldering debris outside
the synagogue, and others took
turns hitting the building with
a large hammer.
"They (Israelis) destroyed our
homes and our mosques. Today it
is our turn to destroy theirs said
a man in Neve Dekalim who gave
his name only as Abu Ahmed.
Israel removed some 8,500
Gaza settlers from their homes
in 21 settlements last month and
razed homes and most buildings
in the communities. However, the
Israeli Cabinet decided at the last
minute Sunday to leave 19 syna-
gogue buildings intact, drawing
complaints from the Palestinians
and criticism from the United
States. In Washington, State
Department spokesman Sean
McCormack said the Israeli deci-
sion "puts the Palestinian Author-
ity into a situation where it may
be criticized for whatever it does
After daybreak, the situa-
tion was largely calm. Dozens
of curious Palestinians moved
into Netzarim to get a glimpse of
what was once a heavily fortified
enclave in central Gaza. People
inspected the rubble, and
school children climbed on
the ruins of a building. Envi-
ronmental workers gathered
samples of rubble for testing.
Several people held posters
of longtime Palestinian leader
Yasser Arafat, who died last year,
and pictures of the Hamas lead-
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Yassin and Abdel Aziz Rantisi.
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a new era. The battle is still
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lowers. "The beginning will be
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editor@theeastcarolinian.com 252.328.9238
JENNIFER L HOBBS Editor In Chief
TUESDAY September 13, 2005
Our View
Ophelia's no Katrina, but
we should still prepare
With America's thoughts concentrated on the Gulf
Coast in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the last
thing anyone wants to hear is that another hur-
ricane is on its way. Lucky for them, Ophelia has
turned her eye toward the North Carolina coast.
Although at the time that this is being written
Ophelia is only a Tropical Storm and is expected
to hit land as a weak category one hurricane, that
in no way means that we should just ignore her
presence and think that nothing will happen.
Forthose who might not be sure of exact statistics,
tropical storms contain winds ranging from 39-73
mph and a category one hurricane packs winds
up to 95 mph. The National Weather Service's
Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale states that cat-
egory one hurricanes like Ophelia will contain
"storm surge generally 4-5 feet above normal
(and) Damage primarily to unanchored mobile
homes, shrubbery and trees
While this might not sound like much of a threat,
hurricanes of any nature produce very heavy rainfall,
resulting in both coastal and inland flooding. If you're
still naive, think back to 2004 when Hurricane Gaston
hit the South Carolina coast as a category one hur-
ricane. Hooding from that storm resulted in eight
casualties as far north and inland as Richmond, Va.
We at TEC want our readers to not only be safe
when these storms strike our area, but we want
our readers to be prepared.
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Opinion Columnist
Liberals show true face in time of crisis
Others blamed for own
mistakes
TONY MCKEE
CONSERVATIVE CORNER
It is amazing what a crisis does to
people. Some curl up into a ball and
want to be left alone. Some respond
with civil disobedience, looting, rape,
murder and anarchy. Some respond
with compassion, giving of themselves
or their wallets to help other human
beings in their time of need. Then
there are Liberal Democrats and the
mainstream media, who have nothing
to offer but finger-pointing, hatred,
anger, class warfare, lies, half-truths
and vitriolic, haranguing, inflamma-
tory commentary.
Instead of spending their time and
energy helping the country heal by
showcasing the incredible efforts being
undertaken by private organizations,
churches and even individual citizens
in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana,
they choose instead to incessantly
blame President Bush for everything
under the sun while purposefully and
amorally ignoring the stupendous
incompetence of the local and state
officials of Louisiana, some of whose
actions directly led to the deaths of
their own people.
I briefly touched on the "chain
of command" that every citystate in
this country follows in times of crisis,
but I will reiterate it, since the Liberal
press isn't. Responsibility starts at the
citytownship, goes to the county (or
Parrish) then goes through various
state agencies, all of which ultimately
report to the governor. Then, and only
then, does the Federal government get
involved. Now, how many times have
you heard this from the Liberals in the
last week or so?
Instead of reporting the truth, or
at least some semblance of reality, we
have been treated to an increasing
litany that the disaster in Louisiana
was a direct result of President Bush's
racism and lack of concern for minori-
ties and the poor. This despite the fact
that President Bush has appointed more
minorities and women to positions of
power than any other President. The
argument that he doesn't care about
the poor is hogwash also.
Despite what has been widely
reported (and ultimately hoped for),
the economy was doing fine before
Katrina hit. Government revenues were
higher than expected (thank you tax
cuts!), economic growth was healthy
and steady and unemployment was
around 5 percent (for those of you who
have never taken an economics class, 5
percent is almost universally accepted
as full employment capacity, and is
better than previous President's record.
Thank you tax cuts!). President Bush's
economic policies have helped the poor
more than hurt them.
I can hear the howls already
"what about New Orleans and other
cities?" That is an excellent question.
I hope someone can answer it. New
Orleans, like almost every major Ameri-
can city, is a bulwark of Liberalism. A
quick glance at national voting trends
bears this out. The cities are governed
by Liberals, as are many of the States. As
such, they should be worker's paradises
- Utopia's even.
New Orleans has been governed by
Liberals for as long as I can remember,
yet it is by no means a Utopian paradise.
Instead, it is the epitome of some of
the deepest poverty, racism and abject
corruption that Liberal governance has
to offer. It is comparable to New York,
Detroit, Chicago, etc. And the well-to-
do, Liberal, politicians who are respon-
sible for this situation do not care and
are now trying to cover their posteriors,
with the willing help of the media.
What I find mind boggling about
the Liberal response, especially the
demands that Bush be held account-
able, is that these are the very same
people who defended an earlier Presi-
dent who on his watch saw the World
Trade Center bombed, a building full
of people burned to death in Waco,
Texas, the Alfred P. Murrah Building
in Oklahoma City destroyed, overseas
embassies bombed, and the govern-
ment sponsored kidnapping of Elian
Gonzalez, among many, many other
things. Not once can I remember any
Liberal politician or reporter attempt
to hold Bill Clinton responsible for
any of the disasters of his Presidency.
Why the sudden demand for account-
ability now?
Mayor Nag in was asked why the
buses weren't used to evacuate people
even though there was plenty of warn-
ing about the storm. He responded that
he didn't have an adequate number of
drivers to run the buses under normal
circumstances, let alone in a hurricane.
Senator Mary Landrieu stated that
Mayor Nagin, as well as most mayors,
have trouble enough getting people to
go to work when it is sunny, let alone in
a hurricane. The vast majority of New
Orleans' workers are minorities. Their
own white, Liberal Senator said they are
lazy bums who don't regularly show up
for work. That sounds mighty racist to
me, how about you? So where is the
outrage and calls for her resignation?
The spectacle we are suffering
through with Liberals going orgasmic
in their attempt to deflect blame away
from them and their failed policies and
onto President Bush will not soon be
over, much to the dismay of many.
At least one good thing is coming
out of this- more and more people are
seeing the true face of Liberalism in this
crisis: The face of the elitist, arrogant,
racist, angry hypocrite.
Can you see it also?
In My Opinion
Price-fixing on gasoline: Control yourself
(KRT) � Recent gasoline-price
spikes have given new meaning to
the phrase "pain at the pump And
with demand from India, China and
elsewhere growing, and the failure of
the United States to open a single new
oil refinery since the 1970s, supplies
could remain tight and prices elevated
for some time.
Which means lawmakers will want
to show they're "doing something" and
try to rein in prices.
But this would be a mistake. The
answer is not to set limits on wholesale
prices, as Hawaii is attempting to do,
and it's certainly not to enact a system
of price controls for oil and gas like the
federal government did in the 1970s.
In fact, lawmakers in Hawaii
and anyone on the mainland who
attempts such a solution needs a history
lesson about the last time government
attempted to control energy prices.
Many blamed - and still blame - the
OPEC oil embargo and the effects of
the Iranian revolution. But for the most
part, we were our own worst enemies.
Long lines of cars snaked away from
gas stations all over America because
we lost faith in the power of markets
to correct these problems, and we took
shortcuts that only made things worse.
By setting prices below market levels,
the government, first under President
Nixon but later under Presidents Ford
and Carter, made it unprofitable for oil
companies to respond to high prices as
they normally would - by increasing
production.
This led to inadequate supplies and
fuel shortages. Then, rather than lifting
the price controls, government tried
to fix the problem by imposing alloca-
tion controls. Soon, we had centrally
planned programs determining how
much of various fuel types to produce,
how much to send each state and how
much various categories of purchasers
were allowed to buy.
"Scattered shortages led to hoarding
and panic buying and worse shortages
yet - and those gasoline lines wrote
one energy analyst at the time. "No
other consuming country cooked up
this kind of purgatory for itself
In trying to help, in trying to "do
something government gave us the
worst of both worlds: higher prices and
shortages.
Hawaiians are about to find out
just how effective price controls can
be. Thanks to a 2004 law set to take
effect this month, Hawaii will institute
controls on the wholesale price of gaso-
line. The idea is to force gas stations in
Hawaii to charge the same as those on
the mainland - despite much higher
delivery costs and state taxes.
But if retailers can charge what
they want, and the controlled price
falls below the market price, expect the
same thing to happen that occurred in
the United States in 1973 and 1979. Gas
lines appear, and, since the price at the
pump is not controlled, prices spike.
It's been a long time since the
United States went down this road.
Many of today's drivers are too young
to remember odd-even days, 10-gallon
limits and "Out of Gas" signs. Were
it not so predictably sad and eco-
nomically devastating, one would be
tempted to give thanks that the people
of Hawaii are willing to demonstrate
the folly of government controls on gas
prices yet again.
What we can give thanks for is that
oil and gas production on the Gulf
Coast is beginning to return to normal
after Hurricane Katrina. This will quiet
calls on the mainland for government
price controls on oil and gas. President
Bush has done the right thing to speak
out against gouging, but it's wrong to
imply that government intervention
might be at hand.
Using the bully pulpit, the moral
authority of the presidency, to urge
merchants not to exploit a tragic situ-
ation is right. Using the power of the
office to arrest market forces in the
process of correcting is not.
Pirate Rant
Who's the genius that built
the dining hall without a park-
ing lot? Don't tell me you can
park across the street, or the hall
is close to dorms so students can
walk. They aren't the only dorms
on campus, and some students
live in other towns.
I see Tony McKee has still yet
to be fired and incarcerated. I'll
bet you anything he's in charge
of fixing the Fountain.
I see the fountain isn't work-
ing. Imagine that.
I saw some fat slob of a human
walk within arm's reach of a trash
can on the mall and throw a Sty-
rofoam container on the ground
beside it! I got in his face and of
course he came right back, but I
actually scared him into putting
it in the trash. The mall is ugly
enough with all the construc-
tion! Don't litter on it!
Pretty sad when the only
good thing on TV is hurricane
coverage.
I feel bad for New Orleans -1
truly do. But they saw that thing
coming for days at least and still
stayedin a city shaped like a big
bowl. And besides that, the first
thing I thought of when I saw the
destruction was "Sodom
I wish I had my camera when
the sorority girls were at their
table at Wright Place trying to
recruit girls all three of them
had the same long brown hair,
same shirt, same bug eye sun
glasses, and same "I'm better
than you" smirk. I would have
made a shirt with the picture
saying "Look exactly like us and
we might let you join
Boy, that dining hall is really
great. The food hasn't improved.
But what an artistic building.
Remind me what we pay these
people for.
I want it duly noted that if
I had seen a pregnant woman
trying to sit on a bus, I'd have
given her my seat. We're not all
horrible.
Hey, idiots! Don't drink and
drive and then complain about
it all over campus. You deserve
what you got, and probably a
whole lot more. It's amazing
how quickly people can go from
acting like they are super-cool
and all grown up for driving
their buddies around after get-
ting trashed downtown to acting
like an immature brat when they
are asked to gasp be responsible
for their own actions. Suck it up
already!
To anybody who is skipping
the football games because they
think we aren't any good, you
don't know what you're miss-
ing. Aundrae Allison for class
president.
Is anyone else sick of seeing
these bigger girls in the club with
their pants so tight their bellies
flop over, who think dancing is
spreading your legs and humping
the air? Can ECU adopt some
class?
Why does the music have
to be so loud in the music class-
rooms? I have a class in the
Brewster Building and you can
hear the music booming loudly
through the entire building. It is
so rude and annoying when we
are trying to take tests or even
taking notes is hard. I thought
they had their own building to
play music in.
Maybe it's a sense of the
tragic, but I haven't been so
entertained by a hurricane in
my life.
Can we have some techno
music in the clubs? For the
people who don't like R&B, let
alone hearing the same songs
over and over again.
Well, its too bad hurricanes
don't hit during Mardi Gras.
You are ridiculous McKee,
even Ann Coulter admits that
Bush has made mistakes about
Hurricane Katrina. It is obvi-
ous that you have lost your grip
on reality, and every thing has
become a "liberal conspiracy
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-mailed to editor@theeastcarolinian.
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Page A4 features@theeastcarollnian.com 252.328.6366 CAR01YN SCANDURA Features Editor KRISTIN MURNANE Assistant Features Editor TUESDAY September 13, 2005
9-13-05
Picks of the Week
Music
Fall Out Boy - From Under the Cork Tree
MTV favorites Fall Out Boy have
struck gold (literally, the album has
sold more than 500,000 units) with
their latest release. Granted "Sugar,
We're Going Down" gets more airplay
than any other pop song on the
market, but this album goes beyond
just catchy tunes. That's right, this
release has catchy tunes with catchy
names. My favorite track is "Nobody
Puts Baby in the Comer Seriously,
this is a fun album that will keep you
and your friends singing together all
night long.
ECU'S sizzling top three hottest professors
The 40 Year-Old Virgin
II you haven't seen this movie yet,
I don't know what you're waiting
for. This is hands down one of the
funniest movies I've seen yet If you
think your love life is bad, it can't
possibly be as bad as poor Andy's. If
you don't laugh at some point in this
movie, please come to our office and I
will personally refund your money.
Television
NFL Football, Sunday at 1 p.m.
Finally, preseason NFL football is over
and we can get down to business.
Watch as your Carolina Panthers
take on the New England Patriots,
Sept. 18. This could be a preview of
this year's Super Bowl and a win for
the Panthers in this game might start
to heal the wounds from their Super
Bowl loss two years ago.
Books
4 Blondes by Candace Bushnell
Are you missing "Sex and the City?"
Try this book by Candace Bushnell
(the same woman who wrote "Sex
and the City"). Follow four woman
- a model, a columnist, a writer and
a socialite as they struggle through
relationship difficulties and thrive
through personal successes. If you
liked Samantha Jones, you'll love
Janey Wilcox.
Names In the News
Martha's Back
Martha Stewart chose NBC's
"Today" show Thursday for her first
TV appearance since her release
from prison and subsequent house
arrest.But the domestic diva's initial
late-night talk-show chat will not be
with NBC's Tonight Show" star Jay
Leno, it will be with his contentious
CBS rival, David Letterman. Stewart
is due to trade quips with Dave on
Sept. 19, two days before the debut
of "The Apprentice: Martha Stewart
and a week after her daily syndicated
lifestyle show, "Martha" debuts. The
Hollywood Reporter calls the CBS
booking "a surprise given that
Stewart is ostensibly plugging her
role as the host of a new version
of NBC's The Apprentice" and that
"Martha" is being distributed by NBC
Universal's syndication. None of the
involved parties had comments. On
Today host Matt Lauer compared
Stewart to a phoenix rising. "And I
didn't burn she interjected. As for
what it was like to lose her electronic
monitoring device, she said it came
off shortly after midnight, so rather
than celebrate, she was "really tired
and just ready to go to sleep"
Foxx Helps Out
Jamie Foxx, working with the NAACP
on Hurricane Katrina relief efforts,
says when the going gets tough,
celebrities need to get giving.
The reason you have to do this is you
have to let them know that you're real
said Foxx after a visit to Houston's
Astrodome, where cots have been set
up for victims of the hurricane. People
were happy to see him. "He was so
fine. I was just wishing he could have
taken me home with him said Venus
Junius, who was forced from her New
Orleans home and spent three days
on top of a bridge until a bus brought fc
her to Houston. "When I saw him I 2?
just ran to where he was at she said.
Ruth Bibbs, a 72-year-old from New
Orleans' Lower Garden District, said
meeting Foxx helped take her mind
off the devastation. "You forget about
it for a moment, at least she said.
PaMUp?
Bobby Brown told a judge this week
that he's up to date with his $5,000
monthly child-support payments and
with contributions to his children's
educational fund.
However, Norfolk Probate and
Family Court Judge Paula Carey
admonished the singer, calling his
earlier excuses "unacceptable Carey
had issued a warrant for Brown's
arrest in June after he failed to appear
at a compliance hearing.
Brown said a stomach virus prevented
him from attending.
Brown lives in Alpharetta, Ga, with
his wife, Whitney Houston. He has
two children with Kim Ward, who
lives In Massachusetts. He's currently
starring with Houston in a Bravo
Television show called "Being Bobby
Brown Everyone is definitely on the
edge of their seat.
Professor
Patrick Enderle
Biology Department
26 Chilli Peppers for "Honness
Photo By: Kyle Fisher
Students aren't just
thinking about the
lectures
TOMEK A STEELE
SENIOR WRITER
There you are walking
into a class for the first
time. You sit down and
in walks the most gor-
geous creature you've
ever seen your
professor. All of
us at one time or
another have had
that secret crush
on an authority
figure. It's human
nature. So it's
only natural that
ECU students have
thoughts about who
the hottest professors are
around campus.
ECU has the reputa-
tion of a "party school"
but we also have some
of the most well liked
professors. Students
are often seeking
information on the
professor who will
be teaching their
classes. Students
are very inquisi-
tive about asking
around to see who
the best professor is
for a certain subject
and how easy or hard
a professor can be.
The Web site
RateMyProfessor.com
has made answering
all these questions a
breeze for students.
On this site profes-
k sors are rated
by former
students on their easiness, help-
fulness, clarity, rater's interest,
overall quality and of course, hot-
ness. If a professor is considered
hot, a chili pepper shows up next
to the professor's rating. Many
students also post comments for
other students to read.
Numerous students take
full advantage of this Web site
when choosing a professor and
although it's mostly about the
academics and a professor's
overall quality score - we can't
help but wonder if the hotness
total affects a student's decision.
I wouldn't mind having an awe-
some professor who's also eye
candy, especially during those
early morning classes.
Students often include in the
comments section exactly what
they are thinking about their
professors. One student let it all
hang out in their comment sec-
tion last November about Steve
Estes, a professor in the Exercise
and Sports Science department.
"This man is a really awesome
guy. Talks about Crew a lot and
is a pretty laid back guy. Do the
labs and show up for class. Has a
midterm and then a final. Inter-
esting class. This man I think for
being 55, he is so hot. I would do
him. Wonder what he looks like
naked the student posted in
their comment section.
I have had the joy of actually
taking a class taught by the same
professor and I totally see where
the student was coming from.
Estes is a wonderful teacher and
very down to earth. He doesn't
treat students like they don't
know squat about the world.
That's part of what makes him so
likable and yes even hot.
When polled many students
had similar taste as to who they
considered are hot professors. SO
everyone wants to know, who
made the cut? It all boils down
to how many hot ratings a profes-
sor received. Of course there is a
Students set to party for
Hurricane Katrina Relief
A rescue worker from San Diego, in a boat donated from Illinois, helped rescue residents from homes.
PRSSA to hold Katrina
Fundraiser
SARAH CAMPBELL
STAFF WRITER
After a disaster many people
search for ways to contribute
to the cause. In the wake of
Hurricane Katrina the suffering
is profound which makes the
need even more dire. One simple
way to give relief is through a
fundraiser sponsored by the
ECU chapter of Public Relations
Student Society of America.
PRSSA was established in the
spring of 1968 as an organiza-
tion that allows students to learn
more about public relations, as
well as use skills that will be
useful in other professions. The
group is open to all students, but
the members are primarily public
relations majors.
The mission of PRSSA as
stated on their Web site, prssa.
org, is "to serve our members
by enhancing their knowledge
in public relations and pro-
viding access to professional
development opportunities
PRSSA's foundation is also built
on the idea of providing qualified
and prepared individuals to serve
the public relations profession.
PRSSA presently has about 30
members, but hopes to increase
that number this year. PRSSA is
interested in allowing students
to increase their knowledge
of public relations and they
invite all students to join their
organization. Meetings are held
Monday evenings at 5:30 p.m. at
Joyner201.
The club is trying to establish
a solid group and make students
aware of needs within their
community and society as a whole.
"We would like to establish a
name for ourselves on campus and
allow our club togrow in members.
"We also want our members
to be involved with the com-
munity, and hopefully gain
opportunities for internships
and job interviews said Sarah
Ledwlth, member of PRSSA.
One step they are making
to achieve this goal is a benefit
to raise money for Hurricane
Katrina victims.
The fundraiser will be held
Thursday, Sept. 15 beginning at 9
p.m. It will be located uptown on
Fifth Street at The Other Place
The group will be charging $5 at
the door, and will be accepting
donations inside throughout
the night. Proceeds from the
benefit will go directly to victims
of Katrina rather than going
through a large organization.
PRSSA is hoping to raise at
least $500 so they will need
supporters out in full force. If
you always go out on Thursday
night, this week make your night
out mean something. It's a great
way to help out people in need
while doing something you enjoy.
People all over the country have
helped, what have you done?
This writer can be contacted at
leatures@theeaitcarolinian.com.
separate list for male and female
professors. From the informa-
tion gathered on RateMyProfes-
sor.com and general surveying,
ECU's top three hottest profes-
sors list was compiled for your
viewing pleasure.
In at number three with a
total of 21 chili peppers is chem-
istry professor Toby Allen. Many
of the comments posted about Dr.
Allen are about his overall quality
as a wonderful professor.
"Dr. Allen is the best profes-
sor at ECU. The other teachers
should learn from him. He will
spend however long you need
offering help so you will do well.
His tests are hard but everyone
should take him. He will leave
a lasting impression in your life
because he's just so great one
student posted in their comment
section this April.
In at second place with a
grand total of 26 chili peppers is
biology professor, Patrick Enderle.
On the RateMyProfessor.com site
one student posted, "Excellent
teacher and a cutie too
The hottest male professor at
ECU is unanimously, CDFR pro-
fessor Patrick Meadors. Students
just love this guy. When polled
his name popped up each and
every time. With 34 chili peppers
Meadors takes first place as the
hottest male professor at ECU.
"Patrick Meadors is definitely
the cutest professor at ECU said
senior psychology major Shenae
Jones.
Many other male professors
came in close and were personal
favorites to many students. Pro-
fessors such as Geoff Thomp-
son, Steve Estes, Mike Hale and
Nate Vietor ranked high in the
student polls.
"The hottest professor I have
seen at ECU is Nate Vietor in
the psychology department.
He's really hot and really nice,
a winning combination said
sociology graduate student
Rhonda Breed.
Now it's time for the top
three hottest female professors
at ECU. In third place is Business
Department professor, Stephanie
Edmondson, who came in with
14 chili peppers on RateMyPro-
fessor.com.
Taking second place is Eng-
lish professor Barri Piner. She
had a total of 17 chili pepper
ratings. There is no sense beat-
ing around the bush about it,
without further ado the hottest
female professor at ECU is math
professor Anna Butler with 25
chili pepper ratings. On the site
one student stated in their com-
ment section that Butler is, "very
easy and helpful, very sweet lady
We are all sure her husband, also
a professor in the mathematics
department, is really happy about
this recent finding.
Basing classes off just a pro-
fessor's hotness rating is very
shallow but if you have to take
the class anyway, why not enjoy
the scenery. Fortunately, most
students think what truly mat-
ters is the professor's ability to
teach the information and if that
professor just happens to be hot,
it doesn't hurt one bit.
This writer can be contacted at
features@theeastcarolinian.com.

ECU'S top
three hottest
professors
MALES:
1st Patrick Meadors
2nd Patrick Enderle
3rd Toby Allen
FEMALES:
1st Anna Butler
2nd Barri Piner
3rd Stephanie Edmondson
Ahoy there mateys!
Sept. 19 is "International Talk Like a Pirate Day Started in 1995
by "The Pirate Guys Mark-Cap'n Slappy-Summers and John-
Ol' Chumbucket- Baur, this international celebration is one that
Is sure to shiver ye timbers. Grab all of your booty and get into
the pirate spirit. Avast me darlings, we'll have a jolly oP time.
For more information on 'International Talk Like a Pirate Day
including pirate pickup lines and pirate advice, head over to
talkllkeapirate.com. Show your Pirate Pride with the world! Arrr!
Finishing Touches
Dan Corrett, a sculpture Graduate student, cleans his armature
mosaic sculpture that he has been working on for a year and
half. "I just want to finish the thing, you know said Corrett.
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THE EAST CAROLINIAN � FEATURES
PAGE A5
Semester events at a glance
There's plenty to do, so
get involved
MEREDITH STEWART
SENIOR WRITER
Now that students have
gotten back into their school
routine (and freshmen no longer
use their schedules) it's time to
get involved on campus. ECU
offers so many clubs, activities,
organizations and festivities
to join and attend so there's
no reason why anyone should
be bored.
This semester the School of
Theatre and Dance is performing
a wide variety of productions,
sure to satisfy everyone's taste.
Oct. 6 ECULoessin Playhouse
will present "The Pajama Game
In November "The Importance
of Earnest" will be presented and
then in December the musical
"John and Jen: A new musical
Although those are the main
productions, other events
will be going on throughout
the semester. The Symphony
Orchestra will perform several
times, music festivals will be
held as well as recitals, Opera
Theatre and exhibitions will
all be going on throughout the
semester.
If you love playing sports
and being active then there are
many hours to be spent at the
Student Recreation Center. ECU
offers many activities and trips
to participate in at a reasonable
cost. In September students
can go kayaking, surfing, rock
climbing and backpacking with
the trained guides from the
SRC. In October, kayaking and
backpacking will be offered
again so students will be able
Anything but 'Frail' performance
Frail, an original rock band, performed at Scores on Saturday night for a high-energy crowd. The
band includes Chris West on lead vocals, Jon Patton on guitar, ECU Senior Chris Clement on
bass and Brian Holder on drums. The group Is set to play at Dr. Unks Oasis later this fall.
Students enjoy a popular campus event, the Polar Bear Pool Party.
to fit the trips into their busy
schedules. Oct. 28-30 a group will
go caving in Virginia. The SRC
also offers yoga, indoor climb-
ing, group training, lifestyle
enhancement programs and
intramural sports.
The Pirate Underground is
rapidly growing, offering a wide
variety of activities sure to fit
the taste of each student. Jazz
festivals, comedians, speakers,
bingo, American Red Cross Blood
Drive, World Fest and much
more will be offered at the Pirate
Underground.
Want to build your resume?
Volunteer at the Big Sweep
where people come together
and help clean up Greenville
and Pitt County. Keep building
by joining clubs. From salsa
dancing to becoming a child
mentor, there are more than 100
clubs and organizations to be
involved with.
Are you a freshman who
wants to discover and design
leadership skills? "Shipmates"
would love for you to be a part
of their organization, after all
you are the future of ECU. "Ship-
mates" practices interpersonal
skills, leadership development,
effective communication and
lifelong responsibility.
Ledonia Wright Cultural
Center is a wonderful place to be
if you are interested in broaden-
ing your horizons in the cultural
field. Sept. 14 they will be spon-
soring "cultural cuisine night
where samples of food from many
different cultures will be offered,
along with prizes and music.
Nov. 12 a Mini PowWow will be
held, a celebration of the Native
American culture.
Computers are available to
everyone and there is a friendly
staff who can answer questions
concerning other cultures and
a nice atmosphere to get your
work done, read or just fulfill
your curiosity.
One of the biggest events
on campus this semester (other
than Halloween of course) is
"The Lord of the Rings Extended
Edition Marathon It will be
showing at Mendenhall Student
Center's Hendrix Theatre. All
"Lord of the Rings" lovers should
dress-up as their favorite char-
acter because there will be a
costume contest along with
raffles, trivia contests, free food
and more than $700 in free door
prizes. All fans should attend this
extravagant event.
If you still can't find
anything to do, check out all of the
sports schedules at ecu.edu, which
provides students with informa-
tion on campus organizations,
carpooling information, campus
calendars, off-campus housing
directories and student surveys.
For a complete list of events,
plays and movies just go to
Mendenhall Student Center for
a booklet of the times and dates.
For easier access, you can just visit
the ECU homepage and look for
more updated events, activities
and festivals.
ECU is full of opportuni-
ties for students to get involved
and meet new, interesting
people. College should be the
best years of your life, take
advantage.
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feature5@theeastcarolinian.com.
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Page A6 sports@theeastcarolinian.com 252.328.6366 TONY ZOPPO Sports Editor BRANDON HUGHES Assistant Sports Editor
TUESDAY September 13,2005
Sports Briefs
Packers' Walker tears ACL
Javon Walker, the Green.
Bay Packers' best receiver, will
miss the rest of the season after
tearing up his right knee in the
opener. Walker will need an
operation once the swelling
subsides to repair the torn anterior
cruciate ligament and will require
between eight and 12 months
of rehabilitation. Walker was
hurt in the third quarter of the
Packers' 17-3 loss at Detroit on
Sunday when he pushed off
safety Terrence Holt on a 55-yard
catch that was negated by his
offensive interference. Walker, who
made the Pro Bowl last season
after catching 89 passes for
1,382 yards and 12 touchdowns,
threatened to hold out this year if
the final two years of his contract
weren't renegotiated. But he
showed up in training camp on
time, saying he wanted to prove
he was worthy of a blockbuster
contract through his play. The risk
of course, was suffering a serious
injury that would limit his earning
power - just like the one he
suffered Sunday, when he caught
four passes for 27 yards. He's due
$515,000 this season, the fourth
of a five-year deal he signed in
2002 for $7,485 million. When he
was threatening to hold out, agent
Drew Rosenhaus said he couldn't
let Walker risk his health for that
kind of money, but Walker said
he couldn't fathom missing any
games in a contract dispute. With
Walker down, Robert Ferguson
will start alongside Donald Driver,
who will move from split end to
flanker. Ferguson is the Packers'
best special teams player, but
might be taken off those units
now, Sherman said.
Jenkins done for season
Carolina defensive tackle
Kris Jenkins is out for the rest
of the season after injuring his
knee in the Panthers' loss to the
New Orleans Saints. Jenkins, a
2003 All-Pro, tore the anterior
cruciate ligament in his right
knee, the Panthers said Monday.
Jenkins was Injured when he
broke through the line and tried
to tackle Deuce McAllister In
the backfield in the first quarter.
He left but returned briefly in the
third quarter, only to have to be
helped off the field again. Carolina
coach John Fox said it wasn't
clear if Jenkins tore the ligament
in his knee on the first injury or
the second. The two-time Pro
Bowler also missed 12 games
last season with a shoulder injury,
but declared himself fit last week
and ready to return as the NFLs
top defensive tackle. Instead, he'll
be sidelined again, creating a
gaping hole on Carolina's vaunted
defensive line. Jenkins' absence
allows teams to Increase their
coverage on All-Pro defensive end
Julius Peppers and severely hurts
the Panthers' run defense. Kindal
Moorehead replaced Jenkins
most of last season, but was
inactive for Sunday's 23-20 loss
to the Saints.
Csonka one of six
rescued from Bering Sea
Pro Football Hall of Famer
Larry Csonka was among six
people plucked by helicopter
from a stranded boat during a
harrowing rescue in the Bering
Sea, a newspaper reported
Sunday. Csonka, his partner and a
film crew from his television show
were not injured, but the boat was
abandoned at sea, the Anchorage
Daily News reported in Sunday
editions. Csonka was part of
a group returning from filming
a hunting trip on an isolated
island about 100 miles west of
Unalaska on Wednesday when
their 28-foot boat encountered
bad weather. The newspaper
reported that 9-foot seas and
gale force winds made it difficult
to navigate the vessel, which
then drifted away from the Aleut
village of Nikolski. After hours of
worsening conditions, the Coast
Guard was called to help shortly
after midnight Wednesday. A
Coast Guard helicopter was
dispatched from Kodiak, 600
miles away; It arrived around
10:45 a.m. Thursday and hoisted
those on the battered boat one-
by-one in a basket. Csonka, his
partner Audrey Bradshaw, film
crew members John Dietrich
and Rich Larson, and Thomas
McCay, the guide for the hunt,
were taping the event for the show
North to Alaska when the weather
worsened. The former fullback for
the Dolphins, Csonka runs Zonk!
Productions, which films episodes
for his outdoor sports TV show.
The Sports
Dictionary
Hockey alive, kicking at ECU
Club team holds tryouts this past
weekend, preparing for first season
SCOTTWILLIAMS
STAFF WRITER
Just when you thought hockey in
America had passed away and grass had grown
over the grave, the ice is back. Well, it's back in
Greenville, anyway.
Starting in 2005, ECU's ice hockey club team
will be competing in the Southwest division of
the Blue Ridge Hockey Conference, with home
games being played at Bladez on Ice. Division foes
will include Appalachian State, Clemson, Radford,
Virginia Military Institute and UNC-Wilmington
(yes, they play hockey in Wilmington).
So what if you want to play ice hockey at ECU?
First, you have to shell out around $300 to play on
the game squad and $100 to play on the practice
squad, and that's just seasonal dues. You've got to
be good in the classroom, because members are all
required to have a GPA of at least 2.0 and be enrolled
in at least nine semester hours.
Shelling out a lot of money isn't new to anyone
with at least a minimal background in hockey, how-
ever, the sport gets to be very expensive as players
usually have to buy their own equipment. Equip-
ment includes pads, skates (and skate sharpening),
gloves, a helmet and your own stick. Hockey's not
exactly a pick-up and go sort of sport.
Brent Falcon, Jordan Meyers and Corey Fleitz
founded the club in October of 2004, but their first
game in the BRHC will be a year later, Oct. 21 when
they take on Virginia Commonwealth. If you want
to watch this game, however, you'll have to drive to
Richmond. The team's first home game will be in
Greenville on Oct. 28 against Radford.
To those of you who wonder if they're for real,
they've already gathered a list of sponsors includ-
ing Michaelangelo's Pizza, Pirate Radio 1250, Cafe
Caribe, Graphix Unlimited in Tarboro and of course
Bladez on Ice. If you're personally interested in
sponsoring the ECU club team, they offer a package
of donation levels. For just a $75 donation you get
a pair of season passes and a listing on their Web
site, ecuicehockey.com. For bigger businesses, they
offer plans of up to a $2,000 donation where they
place your business logos on ticket stubs and offer
private party rooms.
So if you get some time this fall (or more appro-
priately, this winter), take some time and chill with
the ECU Men's Ice Hockey club team. $
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This writer can be contacted at
sport5@theeastcarolinian.com.
Tryouts for ECU concluded Monday night when the team held a full-scale scrimmage from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m.
ECU volleyball team swept . � ,
twice at BGSU Invitational LadV Prate soccer falls ,n
double-overtime 2-1 to Oklahoma
Krug leads the ladies in assists with 348 so far this season.
(SID) � The ECU women's
soccer team dropped its fifth
game of the season Sunday after-
noon falling to the Oklahoma
Sooners 2-1 in double-over-
time at John Crain Field
in Norman.
The Pirates (1-5-0) scored
the first half's only goal when
Melissa Penney's (Damascus,
Md.) free kick from 30 yards out
on the left side climbed over
the outstretched hands of OU
keeper Jennifer Nichols into the
upper right corner of the net at
the 37:39 mark. For Penney it
was her third goal of the season
and the eighth of her career.
Currently she leads the Pirates
in scoring and points (7).
The Sooners (5-1-0) got on
the board in the 68th minute
when Andrea Hurley weaved
through several ECU defend-
ers and found Tenesha Duncan
who promptly sent the ball past
Pirate goalkeeper Amber Camp-
bell (Frederick, Md.).
During the first overtime
period, both teams had oppor-
tunities to score but came away
with nothing. OU took five shots
to ECU'S two, including a point-
break shot by Savannah Scott
that found Campbell's hands
with less than a minute to play.
In the 108th minute of play,
the Sooners netted the game-
winner when Lauren Maclver
fired a shot off Campbell's
hands into the upper left corner
of the net with 2:03 remain-
ing in the second overtime.
Campbell would finish with
a career-high 12 saves in 108
minutes of play.
"I'm pleased with the way
we played this weekend said
Head Coach Rob Donnen-
wirth. "We played two great
teams (Texas A&M and Okla-
homa) and I thought we played
competitive enough to win.
When you play nation-
ally-ranked program you
can only learn and become
better and 1 think we did that
this weekend
ECU will be back in action
Friday, Sept. 16 when they host
Campbell at Bunting Field
at 4 p.m.
Lady Pirates finish 1-2
over the weekend
DAVID WASKIEWICZ
SENIOR WRITER
The road trip continued for
the ECU Volleyball team last
weekend as they entered the
BGSU Invitational Tournament
in Bowling Green, Ohio. Riding
high on a two game winning
streak over Tennessee Tech and
High Point, the Lady Pirates were
hoping to carry on the winning
momentum as they faced No. 12
Ohio State in the first game of the
invitational last Friday.
Despite a hard fought effort
OSU proved to be too much for
ECU as they were able to sweep
the game 30-27, 30-17 and 30-
28. Seniors Pam Ferris and Erica
Wilson led the Lady Pirates in
kills with nine and eight respec-
tively. Junior Heidi Krug led ECU
with 27 assists in the loss.
Things did not get any easier
for ECU as they entered the next
day of the invitational against
host Bowling Green. Wilson led
the way with nine kills for ECU
as Krug tallied 34 assists, but It
still was not enough as the Lady
Pirates were swept for the second
time in the invitational 30-25,
30-25 and 30-24. Bowling Green
hit .222 in their win while ECU
only managed .095.
Determined not to be
swept throughout the entire
invitational ECU turned on
their game faces later in the
day as they faced their final
opponent Chicago State. ECU
racked up 49 kills and a hitting
percentage of .424 as they
bounced back from their previ-
ous loss with a sweep of their own
30-16, 30-17 and 30-19. With the
win ECU improves their record to
4-4 this season.
Next week the road trip con-
tinues as the Lady Pirates head
to Spartanburg, SC to take part
in the Enterprise Rent-a-Car Vol-
leyball Classic. Play will begin
Friday as ECU faces Charleston
Southern and host Wofford. This
weekend's games will lead up
to ECU's first conference game
of the season at home against
Tulane in two weeks.
This writer can be contacted at
sports@theeastcarolinian.com.
Mark Messier retires, ending 25-year NHL career
(AP) � Mark Messier retired Monday, ending
a 25-year career in which he won six Stanley Cup
championships and ranked second only to Wayne
Gretzky on the NHL all-time scoring list.
Messier became a star in Edmonton in the 1980s
and a headlineron Broadway in the '90s, captaining
the New York Rangers to the '94 championship that
ended the team's 54-year title drought.
"There was nothing else really for me to achieve
the 44-year-old said on a conference call.
Even though the official announcement came
Monday, Messier all but said goodbye on March
31, 2004, following the Rangers' final home
game before the lockout that wiped out all of last
season.
The Rangers held physicals for their players on
Monday at the opening of training camp, but the
longtime star never expressed intentions to return
for another season.
"It was a tough decision Messier said. "I'm
healthy and feel good and I feel like I can play
But Rangers general manager Glen Sather, the
architect of the Oilers' dynasty that was spear-
headed by Messier and Gretzky, always left room
for the rock-jawed captain to come back.
Messier teamed with Gretzky to win four cham-
pionships in Edmonton during the 1980s and then
won another in 1990 after Gretzky was traded to I
see MESSIERoage A7 Messier finished his career as a Ranger.
POOCh KlCk-A low line-drive
type kick that is usually employed
by the punting team when trying
to pin an offense inside their own
10-yard line.
Flanker - A receiver who lines
up just outside the tight end and
usually inside of the wide out.
Sometimes this position is also
known as the "slot" receiver.
Flat(s) - The area of the
field between the hash marks
and the sidelines and is
within five or so yards of the line
of scrimmage.
Une of Scrimmage - An
imaginary line that splits the two
teams before the snap of the ball.
The line dictates where both teams
line up before any given play.
lOOd - An offensive
play that sends more receivers
than the defense can usually
cover to one side of the field.





9-13-05
THE EAST CAROLINIAN � SPORTS
PAGE A7
Saints to play four games in Baton Rouge, three in San Antonio
Saints' returner Michael Lewis visits refugees after the storm.
(AP) � The New Orleans
Saints will play four home games
at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge,
La and three in the Alamodome
in San Antonio this season.
The Saints, displaced when
Hurricane Katrina devastated
the New Orleans area and their
Superdome home, will play the
weekends of Oct. 30-31, Nov. 6-7,
Dec. 4-5 and Dec. 17-19 on the
campus of LSU in Baton Rouge.
The San Antonio games will be
on the weekends of Oct. 2-3, Oct.
16-17 and Dec. 24-26.
Specific days and starting
times for those games have not
been determined.
The four home games at
Baton Rouge will be against
Miami, Chicago, Tampa Bay
and Carolina. The San Antonio
games will be against Buffalo,
Atlanta and Detroit.
No decision was made on
the site of potential Saints home
playoff games this season.
Agreement on the sched-
ule was reached after a meet-
ing Monday in Baton Rouge
involving Saints owner Tom
Benson, NFL commissioner Paul
Tagliabue, LSU chancellor Sean
O'Keefe and other school officials.
"We had an excellent meet-
ing this morning and quickly
developed a dual consensus
Tagliabue said. "The first was
to continue to give priority to
the needs of the region and the
second to the scheduling of
Saints games in a way that made
sense under the total circum-
stances. We also appreciate the
cooperation of the Alamodome
officials and the hospitality of
the people of San Antonio for
their support of the Saints at this
difficult time
Benson scheduled a news
conference for later Monday.
The Saints won their season
opener 23-20 at Carolina on
Sunday. Their first home game
was set for this coming Sunday,
but was moved to Monday night
and will be played at Giants Sta-
dium against the Giants. Saints
season-ticket holders and anyone
who had purchased tickets for
the Giants-Saints game at the
Superdome were given first
call for tickets to the relocated
game. After that, however, Giants
season-ticket holders were given
priority, meaning it will be a true
road game for the Saints.
The manager of the Super-
dome has said it will take months
before the building's future can
be determined. It's possible to
stadium will be torn down,
leaving the Saints to find a new
home.
During Hurricane Katrina,
with thousands inside seeking
refuge, three large holes were
blown through the roof. In all,
about 70 percent of the roof
failed and water poured into the
building during the storm, along
with debris.
M6SSI8r from page A6
Los Angeles.
He trails only Gretzky in
playoff goals and assists, but he
topped the Great One by adding
one postseason guarantee that
took him to heightened status
in Manhattan.
With the Rangers trailing
New Jersey 3-2 in the 1994 East-
ern Conference finals, Messier
promised New York would force
a seventh game. He made good
on his word by posting his fourth
and final playoff hat trick in a
4-2 victory.
New York won Game 7 In
double overtime to advance to
the finals, which also ended with
a seventh game victory.
His second stint with the
Rangers, which covered the final
four seasons of his career, wasn't
nearly as successful. New York
failed to make the playoffs in
any of the years. Messier played
in the postseason during his first
13 NHL years, before New York
missed in 1993.
After leaving the Rangers fol-
lowing their most recent playoff
appearance in 1997, Messier was
out of the playoffs for the next
seven years - including three
with Vancouver.
He leaves with 1,887 NHL
regular-season points, 970 fewer
than Gretzky and 37 more than
Gordie Howe, who sits in third
place.
"I never thought about any
individual records Messier
said. "Coming back to break
any records, especially that
record wasn't all that appealing
to me
Messier always did things on
his terms, and his retirement is
no different. After a year off, he
wasn't spurred to play again even
though he is only six goals away
from 700 - a mark reached by
only six players - and 11 games
short of tying Howe's record of
1,767.
Edmonton general manager
Kevin Lowe, Messier's longtime
teammate on the great Oilers
teams, tried to convince him to
return to his hometown for a fare-
well tour. But Messier really only
considered playing in New York,
where he has a young family.
Messier was showered with
applause from teammates,
family, friends, fans and even the
Buffalo Sabres when he skated
off the ice for what turned out
to be his final game 18 months
ago, a 4-3 loss at Madison Square
Garden.
Messier and Gretzky have
always been linked, whether on
the ice or in the record book.
Messier scored 109 playoff goals,
13 fewer than Gretzky, and set
up 186 others - 74 fewer than
Gretzky, now the Phoenix Coy-
otes coach.
But the second partnership
lasted just one year as Messier left
the Rangers for Vancouver as a
free agent following a surprising
run with Gretzky to the Eastern
Conference finals.
When Sather took over as
Rangers GM in 2000 he brought
Messier back. Messier scored his
final goal in his final game, No.
698 with the Rangers.
The inability to rekindle suc-
cess in New York and the depar-
ture of close friend Brian Leetch,
who was traded to Toronto as
part of the Rangers' salary dump
of 2004, surely pushed Messier to
his final goodbye to Broadway.
Reid's job tougher because of
Super Bowl hopes, offseason
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(KRT) � Andy Reid lost a lot of
weight this offseason, but it wasn't
from worry over the soap-opera
headlines his team was generating.
The Eagles' coach has
dropped more than 40 pounds,
he said recently, because he felt
he'd let his weight get away
from him and needed to get it
back under control. He saw a
problem, he formulated a plan
and he addressed it, in the same
reasoned, matter-of-fact way Reid
addresses all problems.
As the Eagles prepare to open
their 73rd season on Monday
night in Atlanta the seventh
season of the franchise's all-time
winningest coach (71-37, includ-
ing 7-5 in the playoffs) there is
little question about the team's
talent level. On paper, this bunch
certainly seems capable of return-
ing to the Super Bowl and actually
winning it. Middle linebacker
Jeremiah Trotter said recently
that this is the most talented
defensive unit he has ever played
on. The offense still has Donovan
McNabb, Terrell Owens, Brian
Westbrook and a solid, stable
offensive line, regardless of how
any of those people might be
feeling about one another or the
organization at any given time.
The main question other
than what might happen with
injuries, of course, which is
always a big unknown entering
a season seems to be whether
Reid can hold it all together. The
Eagles have seen a fair amount of
controversy over the past three
years or so - there was Trotter's
messy 2002 departure, the Duce
Staley rift and holdout the next
year, bad blood with standouts
such as cornerback Bobby Taylor
in 2003 and defensive tackle
Corey Simon last year, run-
ning right up to Simon's recent
release. This rift with Owens is
different, though Reid says he is
making a point of not handling
it any differently.
The Eagles already faced a
formidable task to get to Super
Bowl XL, given that no runner-
up has returned the next season
since the Bills in 1994, and no
team has rebounded from losing
to winning it in one year since the
unbeaten 1972 Miami Dolphins.
Owens has a much higher
talent level and profile than any
previous disgruntled Eagle. He
seemingly can snap his fingers to
summon cameras and sycophan-
tic interviewers from ESPN when-
ever he feels the need to vent
about any of the tangential issues
that have sprung up around his
displeasure over not getting a new
contract. He presents the most
serious threat to Reid's authority
the coach has ever faced.
Not that you would ever get that
sense from talking to Reid about it.
"I like T.O Reid said a few
weeks ago, not long after he wel-
comed Owens back from a one-
week training-camp banishment
that some observers felt would
lead to the end of the wideout's
Eagles career. Instead, Owens
returned, apparently accepted
Reid's terms for remaining on the
team, and the situation stabilized.
"I've enjoyed having him here
T.O he's a very visible guy and a
great player. Those things happen.
That comes with the territory
Hey, planes circling the prac-
tice field trailing "T.O. Must Go"
banners, the wide receiver calling
his quarterback "a hypocrite" on
national TV these things happen.
Just another day at the office.
Reid said he doesn't worry
about what Owens says on TV,
or with whom he might or might
not be speaking, as long as Reid
and Owens are communicating.
"T.Os a good person. I'm
concerned about when T.O. and
I are face-to-face and talking
Reid said. "Things happen in this
business. You work through it,
and that's what we did
Asked if this has been his most
difficult offseason, Reid shrugged.
"I look at it as part of the job
he said. "Tough is going one-on-
one with a defensive lineman.
This is just things that happen.
Things get magnified a bit when
you've been successful
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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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