THE EAST CAROLINIAN
Volume 81 Number13 WEDNESDAY October 5, 2005
State Fair coming soon to Raleigh
Fair open from Oct. 14 through Oct. 23
The North Carolina State Fair will begin events,
competitions and exhibits in Raleigh Oct. 14 and
will culminate Oct. 23.
There are four themes to this year's fair- "Sense
of Wonder, Sense of Excitement, Sense of Adventure
and Sense of Tradition The fairgrounds are open
from 9 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. This year's fair will mix
the tradition North Carolinians cherish with some
changes to this year's fairgrounds.
"The most visible difference on the grounds is
the large building that has taken up a portion of
the old Midway, where the Red Cross Lounge once
stood said Brian
Long, fair director.
tion Center, which
is twice the size of
the Kerr Scott Build-
ing and half the size
of the Jim Graham
Building, will house
the State Fair Ark,
horticultural, bee and honey exhibits this year, plus
an exhibit highlighting memorabilia from various
From 2002 - 2003, attendance of the state fair
went from 696,977 to 833,955, and in 2004, Raleigh
saw a record 836,319 visitors. Saturday is usually
the most crowded day, and weekdays are consider-
ably less busy. Each day is full of events like duck
racing, Circle C Racing Pigs and a fireworks display
see STATE FAIR page A2
Honduran immigrants get
chance to contact families
North Carolina nurses
are in short supply
El Puente provides
A pilot program known as El
Puente, or The Bridge, is being
conducted by researchers at ECU,
along with the NC Agromedicine
Institute to improve and increase
communication between Hon-
duran migrant workers and their
"People have been very
pleased with the improvements
in communication. It is very
moving to see someone receive
a video letter from home said
David Griffith, professor of
anthropology who is helping to
conduct the program.
Communication centers have
been set up in Durham and
Families can communicate
through e-mail, video letters
and audio letters. Many families
have been split apart by the
move to the U.S. Often, fathers
leave their wives and children
or young married couples come
here to work.
"We have to understand
better. We have to recognize
the communication problem
and begin to have regular com-
munication said John Sabella,
director of the NC Agromedicine
Raquel Isaula, a researcher
from the Development Network
in Tegucigalpa has established
103 communication centers
throughout the country. The
majority of laborers involved in
the study hail from Chinacla in
the state of La Paz, primarily a
coffee growing area hit hardest
by Hurricane Mitch.
There has been a great influx
of Honduran migrant laborers to
North Carolina since Hurricane
Mitch's destruction to the coun-
try in 1998. Durham, NC has the
largest Latino Credit Union and
El Centro Hispafto. It also boasts
a quickly growing Latino popula-
tion, and it is greatly affecting the
"Immigrants have a huge
impact on workplaces in North
Carolina Griffith said. The
other major industries immi-
grants go into are opening res-
taurants and other businesses.
Many Hondurans have training
in professional fields of work,
Migrant workers pick crops in the fields of North Carolina.
but are either unqualified by U.S.
standards or do not yet speak
The overall aim of the study
is to discover the impact of good
communication in the workplace.
Common ailments described by
migrant workers are depression
and anxiety from worrying about
family at home. Depression is
often associated with occupa-
tional injury. If communication
can be improved, the hope is to
lower the workers' depression
"We are trying to create a
healthier workplace Griffith
One hundred percent of
workers involved in the study
provided feedback that being able
to regularly communicate with
their families had reduced their
stress a great deal.
see HONDURAN page A2
Scarcity of nurses
impacts patient care
North Carolina is facing a
dangerously high nurse turnover
rate, which is greatly affecting
long-term patient care.
According to their most
recent survey, done in June, the
NC Center for Nursing reports
the turnover rate for long term
care (i.e nursing homes) is as
high as 45.3 percent, with home
health and hospice turnover rates
as high as 28.7 percent. In 2004,
the center reported that in long-
term care facilities, 45 percent
of RNs, 38 percent of LPNs and
58 percent of nursing assistants
in the state left their jobs, or
Where have all the nurses
"Nurses feel like they don't
have enough time during their
workday to do what they were
trained to do said Lisa Keel,
family nurse practitioner at ECU
Student Health Clinic.
"Nurses deal with more paper-
work than patients, are under-
staffed and usually work overtime
to make up for the high turnover
The U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services
reports that within the next 25
years, the number of adults over
age 65 will double, which greatly
increases the demand for nursing
staff in nursing homes.
Perhaps most crippling to the
medical industry are the finan-
cial consequences incurred every
time a nurse quits hisher job.
Hospitals spend anywhere from
$62,100 - 67,100 just to replace
one RN. High turnover rates cost
a great deal of money and can
make it even more difficult to hire
new nurses. Other consequences
of high turnover reported by the
state survey are unacceptably
high workloads, declines in the
quality of patient care, the need
for hospitals and nursing homes
to close beds or defer patients to
another facility and the loss of
revenue for healthcare organiza-
tions. Likewise, reduced staffing
can lead to more medical errors,
higher patient mortality rates,
larger patient loads for nurses and
perhaps the root of the problem,
lower levels of job satisfaction.
Nurses seem to be "burning out"
at a high rate.
"Getting people interested in
nursing isn't the problem. We just
can't accommodate them all with
our current facilities said Linda
Lacey, the associate director of
see NURSES page A2
Two Americans, German share Nobel physics prize for work in optics
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP)
� Americans John L. Hall and
Roy J. Glauber and German
Theodor W. Haensch won the
2005 Nobel Prize in physics
Tuesday for work that could lead
to better long-distance com-
munication and more precise
navigation worldwide and
The prize was given to the
three for their work in apply-
ing modern quantum physics
to the study of optics. Engi-
neers have used their observa-
tions to improve lasers, Global
Positioning System technology
and other instruments.
Glauber, 80, of Harvard Uni-
versity, took half of this year's
Nobel for showing how the
particle nature of light affects
its behavior under certain cir-
cumstances. Although those
conditions are rarely observed
in nature, they are often relevant
when using very sophisticated
Hall, 71, of the University of
Colorado, and Haensch, 63, of
sitaet in Munich, won "for their
contributions to the develop-
ment of laser-based precision
spectroscopy, including the
optical frequency comb
Hall and Haensch will split
one half of the $1.3 million prize,
with Glauber receiving the rest.
"It's a huge surprise, a great
pleasure said Hall, noting that
the work was a team effort.
Speaking from his office in
Munich, Haensch called the
award a high point of his career.
"I was speechless but of course
very happy, exuberant he said.
"Now, I am trying to get used
He said the fruits of their
work could eventually be applied
to improving communication
across the globe. The research
could also be useful in help-
ing spacecraft navigate more
accurately on long journeys, or
creating better digital anima-
"Eventually, we may be able
to enjoy three-dimensional holo-
graphic movies said Haensch.
"The important contribu-
tions by John Hall and Theodor
Haensch have made it possible
to measure frequencies with an
accuracy of 15 digits the acad-
"Lasers with extremely sharp
colors can now be constructed,
and with the frequency comb
technique precise readings can be
made of light of all colors
"This technique makes it
possible to carry out studies
of, for example, the stability
of the constants of nature over
time and to develop extremely
accurate clocks and improved
Hall works forJILA, an insti-
tute run by the University of Col-
orado and the National Institute
of Standards and Technology.
Two other JILA physicists, Eric A.
Cornell and Carl E. Wieman, won
the Nobel in physics in 2001.
JILA originally stood for the
Joint Institute for Laboratory
Astrophysics. However, JILA
decided to keep the name but
drop the meaning in 1994 as the
scope of its research widened.
Of the six Nobels, the physics
prize has perhaps the broadest
scope of research, making specu-
lation ahead of the announce-
Alfred Nobel, the wealthy
Swedish industrialist and inven-
tor of dynamite who endowed
the prizes, left only vague guide- �
lines for the selection com-
mittee, saying in his will that
the prize should be given to
those who "shall have con-
ferred the greatest benefit
on mankind" and "shall have
made the most important discov-
ery or invention within the field
In the past decade, winning
physics discoveries have ranged
from explaining the makeup
of faraway galaxies to creating
high-speed electronics that led to
Theodor W. Haensch toasts after winning Nobel prize in physics.
breakthroughs in how informa-
tion is transmitted worldwide at
Last year's prize was given
to Americans David J. Gross, H.
David Polltzer and Frank Wilczeck
for their explanation of the force
that binds particles inside an
The prize is the second Nobel
to be announced this week.
Monday, Australians BarryJ. Mar-
shall and Robin Warren won the
2005 Nobel Prize in physiology
or medicine for proving, partly
by accident, that bacteria and
not stress was the main cause of
painful ulcers of the stomach and
The awards for chemistry,
peace and literature will be
announced through the end of
the week, with the economics
prize to be awarded Oct. 10.
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WEDNESDAY October 5,2005
Poetry reading at ECU: Al
Event Date: Wednesday, Oct. 5
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Where: ECU Campus, Bate
Details: Al Maginnes is an ECU
alumnus and an award-winning
poet. He is the author of Taking
Up Our Daily Tools (NC Poetry
Council's Oscar Arnold Young
Award winner) and The Light in
Our Homes (Lena Miles Todd
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children. Volunteers are trained,
then appointed along with an
attorney advocate to represent the
child's best interests in juvenile
court proceedings. The program
works with other agencies to
locate and develop resources
that would benefit the child and
hisher family. Volunteers can
assist by speaking up for a child's
right to grow up in a safe and
caring environment. For more
information, contact Catherin
Darby at PO. Box 1391, Greenville,
NC or call 695-7325. Training
volunteers will begin in early
National Depression Screening
Event Date: Thursday, Oct. 6
Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m 7 - 9 p.m.
Where: Joyner Library
Details: National Depression
Screening Day is Thursday, Oct.
6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and again
from 7 - 9 p.m. on the second
floor of Joyner Library. This Is a
free screening for students, faculty
and staff for anxiety, depression,
post-traumatic stress disorder
and bipolar disorder. Contact
the Center for Counseling and
Student Development at 328-
6661 for more information.
The Pajama Game'
Event Date: Friday, Oct 7 - Tuesday,
Time: Oct. 7 at 8 p.m Oct. 8 at 2
p.m Oct. 9 at 8 p.m Oct. 10 at 8
p.m Oct. 11 at 8 p.m.
Where: McGinnis Theatre
Tickets are: General Public-$17.50,
Senior Citizens and current ECU
FacultyStaff-$15, and Youth
Current ECU Student-$12 in
advance, $17.50 at the door.
Details: Conditions at the
Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory are
anything but peaceful as sparks
fly between Sid Sorokin, the
new superintendent, and Babe
Williams, leader of the union
grievance committee. Their stormy
relationship comes to a head
when the workers strike for a pay
raise, setting off both a conflict
between management and labor
and a battle of the sexes.
Peter Romary to speak Oct. 10
Local domestic violence attorney
Peter Romary will present "With
Justice for Some: How the Legal
and Education Systems Have Let
Down Victims of Crime (and What
Can Be Done)' Monday, Oct.10, at
4 p.m. in Bate 1021.
One of America's top-ranked trial
lawyers and victims advocates,
Romary will illustrate how both the
justice and educational systems
in the U.S. have failed victims
of crime - especially victims of
domestic violence - and will
discuss how these problems can
easily be remedied.
Romary has received a number
of international humanitarian and
service awards for his pro bono
work with domestic violence
survivors, including the Ellis Island
Medal of Honor. In 2004, he was
one of only 52 men honored by
Lifetime Television in its Time
Square Project for his tireless
work to end violence against
This event is being coordinated
by the women's studies
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Raleigh considers mandatory
, estrtctlons on water use
RALEIGH, NC (AP) - While some
cities are still considering voluntary
restrictions on water use, the city
of Raleigh has learned that merely
asking doesn't work.
Last week, the city council warned
that a request made in September
to scale back use could turn to an
order unless residents and business
"Over the past weekend, average
use still hovered about 60 million
gallons a day said City Manager
So the council was scheduled to
consider Stage One conservation
rules Tuesday, which would mean
restrictions such as watering lawns
only three times a week and only
at night until the city's water supply
Those who break the rules would
face fines ranging from $50 for a first
offense to $500 for a second.
The changes also would affect eight
towns that depend on Raleigh for
water. Gamer, Wake Forest Rolesville,
Fuquay-Varlna, Holly Springs,
Knightdale, Wendell and Zebulon.
The Raleigh area, which normally
gets four inches of rain in September,
has gotten just .82 inches. Monthly
rainfall this year, except for April and
July, has been well below normal.
"Nobody plans for this until there
is a problem said Charles Bell,
president of American Pride car
washes and a member of the city's
water conservation task force.
"Water is cheap. Maybe if water went
up like the price of gasoline, people
Meanwhile, water officials in
Greensboro are still considering
"We're hemming and hawing at this
point Water Resources Director
Allan Williams said while he reviewed
"We're getting close
Almost a quarter of Greensboro's
water soon will come from water
plants in Burlington, Reidsville and
Williams said the city has increased
its water purchases since the city's
three main reservoirs started to drop
in the past months.
Nearby High Point already has invoked
voluntary conservation measures,
including a limiting lawn watering.
Perry Kairis, public services director
in High Point, said just two or three
inches of rain over an extended
period of time would boost reservoir
levels from their current 79 percent
capacity to about 90 percent.
Republicans, Democrats alike
conflicted over MIers nomination
to Supreme Court
WASHINGTON (AP) - President
Bush's decision to make White House
counsel Harriet Miers his second
Supreme Court nominee is causing
some strange friction on Capitol
Hill, with some Republicans unsure
about her conservative credentials
and some Democrats seemingly
The mixed signals create some
uncertainty about how Miers will be
received In the Senate as the Judiciary
Committee prepares for another
round of confirmation hearings before
the end of the year.
Bush portrayed Miers, who never
has been a judge, as a strict
constructionist, someone who "will
strictly interpret our Constitution and
'She will not legislate from the bench
said the president as the 60-year-old
former private attorney stood with him
in the Oval Office.
"If confirmed, I recognize that I will
have a tremendous responsibility to
keep our judicial system strong and
to help ensure that the courts meet
their obligations to strictly apply the
laws and the Constitution said Miers,
who has worked on previous judicial
nominations with many of the same
senators who now will judge her
She immediately began visiting
senators in the Capitol, meeting with
Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen
Specter, Senate Majority Leader Bill
Frist and Senate Democratic leader
Harry Reid, all of who had words of
praise for her.
In a round of television interviews
Tuesday, White House counselor
Dan Bartlett sought to reassure
conservatives who have expressed
concern that Miers might not be
conservative enough for their tastes
because she had no strong record
on hot-button issues like abortion
and gay rights.
"She shares President Bush's judicial
outlook and that is that justices
shouldn't be creating law from
the bench, they should be strictly
interpreting the Constitution said
Bartlett on CBS' The Early Show
Bartlett said that Bush had not
asked Miers her views on issues like
abortion or gay rights.
"President Bush thinks it's very
important not to impose a litmus test
on judicial candidates Bartlett said
StSlB F3ir from page A1
The Procrastlnators use pots, pans, barstools and water bottles to perform at the fair.
Of course, a huge part of
North Carolina fairs is the
food aspect of it. There will be
numerous cooking con-
tests including the Pillsbury
Refrigerated Pie Crust Cham-
pionship, Crisco "My Favorite
Pie" Contest, K.C. Masterpiece
Memorable Meals Contest and
The Martha White Cornbread
"Eleven cooking contests
will be held during the Fair with
cash prizes totaling $3,825, said
Lisa Prince, cooking contest
"The deadline to enter any of
the contests is Oct. 8. Bring your
best creation and you could be
the next blue-ribbon winner
Tickets to the fair can be
bought at the gate or they can be
purchased in advance from now
until the start of the fair. The
benefit to buying in advance is
saving half off the cost of rides
and $1 off admission.
On Oct. 18, Former U.S.
Senator Bob Dole will be on
hand for Senior Fun Festival.
Seniors can enjoy the jazz band
Leon Jordan's Continentals at
Dorton Arena. Oct. 20 is Food
Lion Hunger Relief Day. Admis-
sion is free if four canned goods
from Food Lion are donated at
the fair. The food will be contrib-
uted to needy people in North
The North Carolina Depart-
ment of Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services has laid out
some guidelines to help fairgo-
ers avoid diseases that can be
contracted from animal exhibits.
include hand-washing facili-
ties, a barrier between animal
bedding and patrons to reduce
contact with manure, increased
signage warning of the risks
associated with animal contact
and the elimination of food,
drinks, strollers and pacifiers
from animal areas according to
the North Carolina Department
of Agriculture and Consumer
Services' Web site.
The first State Fair was held in
1853. Electricity came to the fair
in 1877 and in 1895, the main
attraction was chicken incuba-
tors. Former Presidents Theo-
dore Roosevelt, Gerald Ford and
George H.W. Bush have spoken
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The study ended Sept. 29,
but Griffith said the communi-
cation centers will be kept open
for at least another 10 months.
Since the study has ended, the
goal now is to write a proposal
to the National Institute for
Occupational Safety and Health
in order to set up communica-
tion centers across the state. If
NIOSH accepts the proposal, the
current communication center
in Durham can be kept open
indefinitely, In a similar study,
communication centers have
already been placed in Vera
Cruz, Mexico by a Mexican
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With Miers' selection, Bush was
looking to satisfy conservatives
who helped confirm Chief Justice
John Roberts without inflaming
Democrats who repeatedly warned
against the selection of an extreme
conservative to succeed Justice
Sandra Day O'Connor, who has
voted to uphold abortion rights and
preserve affirmative action.
In momentous step, EU opens
membership talks with Turkey
LUXEMBOURG (AP) - The European
Union overcame last-minute doubts
and opened membership talks
Tuesday with Turkey - a historic move
to include a predominantly Muslim
nation that both sides said would
benefit all of Europe.
"We have just made history said
British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw
after chairing the opening of the
He added that the future for the union
is "an EU based on values, not just
history. Turkey has always been a
Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul,
who flew to Luxembourg late Monday
to attend the brief, middle-of-the-
night ceremony to formally open the
negotiations, said both Europe and
Turkey stood to gain.
"Our relations with Europe began in
1963, a period of more than 40 years.
We have arrived today at a historic
stage he said.
"It is not just Turkey that will win, but
also the European Union will win
It took last minute wrangling among
EU foreign ministers during arduous
Sunday-Monday talks to secure a joint
position on opening the negotiations
Austria had demanded that Turkey
be granted a special partnership
deal, not full membership, raising
last-minute doubts about letting the
predominantly Muslim country join as
a full-fledged member.
Straw told reporters the EU crisis talks
were "grueling" but commended both
the EU and the Turkish government
for showing "great statesmanship
"Every enlargement that has taken
place within the European Union has
made both the existing and the new
member states stronger and more
prosperous said Straw.
"I'm in absolutely no doubt that
the benefits will follow from this
enlargement and bring a strong
secular state which happens to have
a Muslim majority into the European
German Foreign Minister Joschka
"It's a historic step Europe has won
today. It's a big chance for both sides
Fischer told reporters.
The agreement and the ceremony
with Gul, however brief, was a rare
point of light in a gloomy year for
Last spring, a proposed EU
constitution was shot down in French
and Dutch referendums. The EU
economy is in the doldrums - an ill-
tempered mid-June summit left the
EU without a budget for 2007-2013
and last month's German elections
cast doubts on the political direction
of the EU's biggest economy.
Failure to start entry talks with Turkey
would have been another blow
to the credibility of the EU, which
made Turkey an associate member
in 1963 with the prospect of future
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the NC Center for Nursing.
"One professor can handle
only a small number of students
at a time
The state is in great need of
more teaching faculty and clini-
cal sites to host nursing students.
"It's happening slowly Lacey
said. Nursing recruitment is still
in full force.
"The state needs to focus
less on recruitment and more
on maintaining their current
nurses Keel said.
Hospitals and long term
care facilities are making more
attempts to lower their turnover
rate. Some healthcare organiza-
tions are offering a weekends-
only work option, assigning
mentors to new hires, conducting
public recognition programs for
nursing personnel and offer-
ing retention bonuses to name
ECU turns out the greatest
number of nursing graduates
in the state, followed by UNC
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WEDNESDAY October 5, 2005
My Random Column
Life is supposed to be fun,
so why aren't you laughing?
have always had a problem with saying things
before I think about what I am saying. Do you
know that feeling? The "Oh not I hope I didn't
offend anyone" that runs through your brain the
split second that a comment comes out of your
I have always been a joker, I love to laugh and
crack jokes and the people who know me, know
that if I am joking about it, that it is NOT how I
feel about the situation. I know they say that 50
percent of jokes are truth, but unless I have a
major issue then mine are just that, jokes.
Saying this, I want to dedicate this column to
the ladies in my MWF class who read this every
week. They get to hear me ramble in class about
whatever is going on that day and they willingly
read and give me feedback to my ramblings
here. I feel as if I can make it through the 50
minutes when I start off the class with one of
them complaining about life and the people
they encountered. That is one of the little things
that make me laugh and get me through my late
afternoon class right before the weekend.
On the subject of things that make me laugh,
my best friend is an apparel merchandising
major and we' usually discuss the topics they talk
about in class as far as fashion goes. One topic
that was up for discussion was the interesting
selection of footwear here on campus. I come
from the NC mountains and until moving here
had never seen a pair of Rainbows, let alone
knew what a Sperry was. But I come over here
and almost half of all the people I see have one
of the two brands on.
Not that I am saying they are bad (because from
what I hear they are some of the most comfort-
able shoes in the world) but do you really need
to wear them every day of your life?
But I guess you could say the same about my
tennis shoes, so fell free to laugh at my shoes
while I laugh at yours because then at least we
all would be laughing. Wouldn't the world be a
better place if everyone smiled and laughed with
each other instead of yelling and frowning?
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Why is racism thriving in today's world?
Soft spoken racism
THE CASUAL OBSERVER
I was walking toward West End
Dining Hall, glancing over the paper to
see my latest article, when I overheard
something strange. There was a group
of young women walking toward me,
and as they passed 1 heard the two fol-
"Have y'all seen that show
'Orange County Choppers'?"
"Ohyeah, it's some white people's show
I have to admit that I was kind of
surprised by what I heard. While I am a
fan of the show that she was referring to,
known as "American Chopper it wasn't
what was said about it that surprised me,
instead it was the statement another of
the young ladies made about it being
a "white people's show Some would
probably call me naive for the statement
I'm about to make, but I'm still surprised
that within our present society, espe-
cially within my generation, there exists
such a sense of division among us:
In almost every men's room I've
gone in, on and off campus, I've noticed
various racist statements among the "for
a good time call" and "peace in war out"
statements scribbled over the restroom
walls. I've always thought that the kind
of person who would write a racist state-
ment, or any statement for that matter, on
a public restroom wall is not really capable
of making an educated argument.
I imagine a few of these people have
shown-up at Ku Klux Klan rallies and
marches. Who takes these guys seri-
ously anymore? More people go to their
rallies who are against them rather than
supporting them. They obviously aren't
doing it for their self-esteem. The only
time they are taken seriously is when
they're staring at a judge for commit-
ting a murder or a hate crime. When
will people like this understand that we
as a society will not tolerate, nor do we
approve of this kind of behavior?
I just don't understand why some
people would choose to fill themselves
with hatred or to make hatred such
a large part of their lives, especially
when hatred has been the motivation
for some of the most horrible crimes
in history - the church bombing so
many years ago that killed four little
girls, the Holocaust, the constant fights
and terror in Israel, the Oklahoma City
bombing by Timothy McVeigh and
Sept. 11 just to name a few. If anything
good can be said about such tragic trav-
esties, it's that they show us the error of
our ways and sometimes steer us on a
nobler path. 1 guess some just haven't
chosen to follow it.
Finally, I have to say that I just don't
understand stereotypes. That is to say,
I don't understand how some people
find some sense of absolute truth in
stereotypes. In a way, I think I feel this
way because of those years of my child-
hood when I watched the works of Jim
Henson and his characters the Muppets.
I pondered over this even more this week-
end, when I saw that the first season of
"Fraggle Rock" had come out on DVD.
Whatever show or movie of Jim Hen-
son's I watched, whether it was "Sesame
Street "The Muppet Show" or "Fraggle
Rock reflecting on them I have found a
few very powerful elements that they all
shared: pride in diversity, fun in diver-
sity, love in diversity and acceptance of
diversity. If Henson had one message in
life, it was that the same things that made
things different about us or our world
are also what made us and our world
so special. "Sesame Street" to me was
about living, interacting and learning
from all kinds of people. "Fraggle Rock"
was about seeing the world beyond what
we knew and finding what was beyond
it - was about learning. There was also
a sense of acceptance for how the world
worked, yet still a drive to try to under-
stand those that were different. Finally,
"The Muppet Show" and the Muppets
themselves were about family and friend-
ship going beyond aesthetic differences.
Bottom line, it didn't matter whether you
were white, black, young, old, human,
monster, fraggle, dooser, gorg, frog, bear,
pig, dog, chicken or whatever Gonzo was
- what you were about and who you were
on the inside is what really mattered.
Even if what was inside them was a hand,
it is still something I think all of us can
In My Opinion
In defense of 'helicopter' parents
(KRT) � This is the time of year
when parents face the dreaded "empty
nest" syndrome. Sending a child away
to college is a traumatic experience, even
though many teens lighten the load
considerably by becoming so surly and
grouchy that some parents secretly, or
not so secretly, yearn for the release.
Turns out, however, that many par-
ents aren't quite ready to let go.
Some colleges complain that they're
crowding campus orientations, med-
dling in registration and complaining
about their children's housing assign-
ments, roommates and grades.
Branded as "helicopter parents
they refuse to back off and let their kids
learn how to solve their own problems,
college officials gripe. They're still hov-
ering, fixers at the ready.
The University of Vermont hires
"parental bouncers" - students trained
to divert moms and dads who try to
attend programs, including registra-
tion, with their kids. Colgate stopped
supplying parents with a list of admin-
istrators' phone numbers; now parents
get a statement about Colgate's philoso-
phy of self-reliance.
This is a country built on the notion of
self-reliance and the romance of learning
the hard way. Parents who refuse to allow
their kids to grow up, to make mistakes,
to work through their various crises and
catastrophes, risk finding their kid boo-
meranging home after college. They'll be
back on the family couch, doing nothing
so taxing as reading the ingredient label
on the Cheetos bag. Or worse.
The relatively recent "helicopter"
epithet seems well on its way to joining
"The Me Generation" and a number of
other pejoratives splattered on Baby
Boomers. But it's misguided.
Suffice to say there is parenting in
theory and parenting in practice. Those
who consult parenting manuals learn
early that they don't cover the tricky
terrain of the human heart, and can't
account for the full force of the biologi-
cal imperatives that alter the normal
fun-loving human brain into the ever-
alert parental unit. And they don't tell
you that there's no going back.
Of course parents should guard
against overprotective, smothering
instincts. But what's so terrible about
a helicopter? It hovers lightly, ready to
swoop in for emergencies, fielding a
frantic request, say, for a child whose
laptop has suddenly expired. Like a
hummingbird, the wise helicopter
parent alights delicately, and only for
so long as absolutely necessary.
The true helicopter parent may real-
ize, guiltily, that the kids, having been
sheltered and pampered much of their
lives, lack certain survival skills. College
officials say that some freshmen lack
basic street smarts. They have trouble
negotiating for what they need or getting
along with others in a tight, shared space.
They may not have a clue about how to
stay safe: Universities have had to warn
students about dangerous moves like
propping their doors open at night.
Maybe, some parents will reflect,
there was too much time spent shut-
tling the kids to play dates, dance
practices, piano lessons, hockey games,
and a staggering array of other activi-
ties, rather than allowing the kids more
room to explore solo.
But they also know this: There was joy
in the unexpected moments. The unguarded
and exuberant chattering of a gaggle of pre-
teen girls in the backseat of the car is far more
entertaining than most movies.
As a result of all that chauffeuring
- part of all that hovering - we suspect
many parents also enjoy far closer rela-
tionships with their kids than previous
generations of parents did. Many of
those kids are far more accomplished
and sophisticated for it.
And that's wrong exactly how?
There are all sorts of parenting
styles, and many of them yield the
desired result: a child who grows into a
self-sufficient, healthy adult. Some kids
get there sooner, some later.
Whether to hover or not to hover is
an intensely personal decision, dictated
in large part by the child's needs. Some
kids seek, and desire, almost constant
parental contact. The cell phone is their
lifeline, or as it has been described, the
world's longest umbilical cord. Others
crave the opposite. They plot the far-
thest point from home and apply for
college there. And really, most kids
don't have much trouble telling intru-
sive parents when to back off.
In past generations, you loaded the
station wagon with your worldly belong-
ings and you unpacked them in the dorm.
There was an awkward hug between you
and your parents. And then they were
gone. If you called once a week, they were
happy. Or at least they said so.
You grew up. They grew old. That
is still the way of things. If parents
today linger a bit, if they dwell in the
lengthening shadows, ready to unfurl
a ladder from the helicopter in case of
emergency, who can blame them?
Why did West End Dining just have
a grand opening? Didn't it open last
To the guys sitting behind me in
class: when there are 30 people in a
small classroom and only two people
are talking, we can hear you. That's
a sign to shut up.
To all the girls who drive Jeep Wran-
glers: Youte hot and 1 love you.
To the guy who insists on taking off
his shoes in the middle of class: if I
want to see Hobbit feet, I'll watch
Lord of the Rings.
Hey ECU running backs, getting
past the 20 doesn t put points on
the scoreboard. HOLD ON TO THE
Why would anyone want to vandal-
ize their own property? You're really
stupid, seriously. That place looks
better than it ever has. Don't get
pissed because your organization,
or ex-organization I should say,
can't make it look as good as that
There were more mushrooms than
lettuce. The avocados were brown.
The tomatoes still had stems. The
chicken was over-processed. I still
paid $4.99 for the salad. Thank you,
Campus Dining. Thank you.
To the police officer who was issu-
ing parking tickets outside the SRC
Monday night. Although I choose
not to buy a parking pass, I also
choose not to park where 1 and all
others who do not have passes should
- on the side roads off campus.
Get rid of the Intramural forfeit fee!
A Republican: globally reckless,
closed-minded religious zealot and
puppet to corporate self-indulgence.
A Democrat: internationally dill-
gent, voice of reason and levelheaded
economist. A good week: Tony
McKee unavailable to write his reac-
tionary, egotistical dribble.
How can three treadmills on the top
level of the SRC possibly be enough
for the thousands of students that
workout daily? The reason for my
"inevitable saddlebags" is because
I'm on a waiting list to actually
The double doors located in every
building on campus are just like
driving on the roadway. Stay to the
right and not in oncoming traffic.
Move it or lose it.
Hey Tony McKee, you forgot about
this one independent: not influ-
enced or controlled by others; think-
ing or acting for oneself. Maybe we
should stop classifying ourselves and
instead think for ourselves.
School has been in session a little
over a month and I've only had one
exam, but this week I have three
exams all in one week. Do the profes-
sors get together and do this to me
McKee's talent with propaganda
is fabulous. The generalization of
environmentalists shows how close-
minded he is. Intelligent opinions
I saw The Swash Improv's first show
at the Pirate Underground and it
was awesome! I think I have a little
crush on the guy named Dick. He's
so funny! I look forward to seeing
him and everyone else at their next
TEC should put more articles in the
paper about the successful sports
programs here at ECU instead of the
constant articles about the football
and women's soccer teams always
losing. Our cross-country team
is very good and they are having
a good season, but you would not
know about it because TEC only
cares about the moneymaklng
Dude, music appreciation is cake.
Maybe if you studied and went
to class and listened to the music
assigned, you wouldn't think it is a
"pain in the rear
Dear TEC: If you're going to stick an
ad in the paper to encourage readers
to conserve energy, could you please
find someone a little more inspiring
than President Bush to headline it?
What a joke!
I may not exactly be the skinniest
person on campus, but 1 don't need
any attitude when I move over so you
can have a seat on the bus. No one
said you had to sit beside me.
You can call me whatever names
you'd like, but I always have a guar-
anteed comeback: you're short, and
you have little-man syndrome. And
you know who you are.
Why is it that every time I see a hot
girl (brown "DC" shirt), I can't help
but noticing that horrible cancer
stick in her hand? Is this something 1
should overlook as a non-smoker?
Aren't computer labs meant for
studying and doing class work? So for
those ofyou who think it's to social-
ize - go to the "social" rooms for that.
That way I can do my 15-page paper
without your noise!
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Top 5 Movies:
3. 77m Burton's Corpse Bride
4. A History of Violence
5 Into the Blue
Top 5 Pop Albums:
2. Bon Jovi
3. Kanye West
4. Various Artists
5 Barbara Streisand
Top 5 TV Shows:
2. "Desperate Housewives"
4. "Criminal Minds"
5. "CSI: Miami"
Top 5 DVD Rentals:
2 Monster In Law
4. Guess Who
5. Beauty Shop
Top 5 Books:
1 Harry Potter and the
2. The Da Vinci Code
3 The Historian
4. Polar Shift
5 Lipstick Jungle
Aries: Providing for your own future
security is a good idea. If you don't
know how, get advice from one who
has lots of money in the bank.
Taurus: A good strategist would be
helpful now to set priorities. You're
good at multitasking, but this is
Gemini: Devise your strategy Define
your goals, and then you'll see what
you need to do to get from here to there.
Cancer: Conditions are excellent
for family planning and planning a
family, not necessarily in that order.
Just plain old relaxing at home
Leo: A private conversation with a close
member of your family deepens your
understanding. Be curious and listen.
Virgo: Loving attention to detail is
one of your endearing qualities. Don't
be sidetracked by fantasies, stick with
the important stuff.
Libra: Conditions are good for
making money now, so don't just sit
there. Imaginative, creative work pays
Scorpio: Its always darkest just
before the dawn, and you're about
to emerge triumphant. You end up
Sagittarius: Find a quiet hiding place
to rest and ruminate. You need some
time and quiet to let new ideas sink in
and allow yourself to be creative.
Capricorn: Time's right to call your
team together for a planning session.
Once you've got the big picture, the
little stuff will be easy.
Aquarius: Don't get too far out when
explaining your latest innovation.
Keep it simple, so even your boss
can understand you.
Pisces: Venture a little farther out than
you've ever gone before. Conditions for
you now indicate a positive outcome.
Think outside the box and make
some creative changes in your life.
A male baboon can kill a leopard.
Seaweed can grow up to 12 inches
Some asteroids have other asteroids
Apples are 25 percent air.
35 percent of people using personal
ads for dating are already married.
More than 400,000 houses in the U.S.
still lack indoor plumbing.
There are more insects in one square
mile of rural land than there are
human beings in the world.
You share your birthday with at least
nine million other people in the world.
The city of Las Vegas has the most
hotel rooms in the world.
The heart of an astronaut actually
gets smaller when In outer space.
Even a small amount of alcohol will
make a scorpion go crazy and sting
itself to death.
22 percent of us skip lunch dally.
Taken from hookedonfacts.com.
-fashion kicks Into
What's hot this season to
strut around campus
It might seem as though
"Super Sized" Americans have
meshed the progressing obe-
sity problems in the United
States with current fashion
trends. Fall 2005 fashion has
expressed a divine obsession
with over-sizing everything.
From wearing the gigan-
tic black-plastic Alain Mikli
sunglasses and chunky jew-
elry, to carrying the suitcase-
sized purses and hobo bags,
accessories have created a bold
statement already this season.
Although accessories have
taken control of the fall sea-
son's focal point, creative and
feminine trends in pants, shirts
and dressy clothing have also
exploded on the runway. After
seasons of crayon color-splashed
outfits, designers have decided
to reintroduce black as well as
dark blues and browns as the
foundational colors. The addition
of embroidery has grown predom-
inant as well, as a way to comple-
ment these darker materials.
Slim-lined skirts which show
off the toned and shapely body
have integrated themselves in
with long and flowing skirts to
provide both a fun yet sexy look
For those looking for an alter-
� Military-inspired jacket or coat
� Animal prints
� Fur trims
� Embellished jeans
� Bold jewelry - especially cuff bracelets
� Kate Spade Animal Bag & Metallic Shoes
� Kara Ross Jewelry
� Botkler Bag
� Henry Dunay Necklace
� Bom & Bolo Boots
� PONO Jewelry
� BCBG Bag
� Kiton Bag and Shoe
nate route from the flowing skirts,
draped wide-legged pants have
become increasingly popular.
With slimming waist definition,
these wide pants provide a fun
and comfortable way to look
stylish even if you just throw on
an old ECU sweatshirt with them
to go to class.
Contrasting to the wide and
flowing styles that accentuate
anyone's bottom half, fitted and
crisp coats have found their way
back into the cooler-weather
wardrobe. This fall's seasonal
styles stress rich and intricate
details on thick, eloquent materi-
als such as velvet and suede.
The tendency to use metal-
lic material has also grown in
popularity, but must be done in
a subtle way if worn during the
day since bright golds and silvers
better serve as outfits for the
downtown scene at night.
With cooler weather approach-
ing, the downtown scene might
look altered with the classy,
comfortable trends of the fall
2005 season. The fall will bring
small details with big impacts for
all who are interested in keeping
up with style and impressing
those who have fallen behind.
Models are Cori Nilsen,
junior elementary educa-
tion major and Athanasios
Stergioulas, sophomore com-
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- Volume Dressing
- Big Bags
- Boots with every outfit
Items from Last Season:
-Boho, layered tiered skirts
-Shrugs, ballet tops and long camis
-Chunky, eclectic jewelery
-Metallic shoes and bags
-Large ladies sunglasses
- Bright polo shirts tor men
What to wear in 2006 Accessories are an
In today's society, fash-
ion and beauty go hand in
hand. The demand is high for
designers to create unique and
versatile clothing for every
walk of life. Since 1993, Fash-
� ion Week has been held twice
a year in order for design-
i ers to showcase their collec-
i tions for upcoming seasons.
This year's fall show was
; held Sept. 9 - 16 in New York
City's Bryant Park. During this
week, hundreds of designers
showcased their latest designs
through runway shows. Thestyle
forecast for 2006 says the spring
and summer style will vary
dramatically from this past year.
" I enjoy fashion week because
I get to see what the designers
are creating, and I can mimic
them with a twist of my own
personality said Mary Bates,
freshman English major.
Remember those crinkled
shirts that stretch to hug you
in all of the right places? Well,
the idea of crinkling is back and
better than ever in 2006. The
look is given a bit of elegance
by being added to finer fabrics
such as silk and satin rather
than just cotton like we've seen
in the past.
Almost every designer had
some semblance of wide leg
pants in their line. These pants
give every body type the appear-
ance of longer, leaner legs. They
can be found in a variety of
luxury fabrics with small details
added for a touch of femininity.
This year's color palette
has been all about bright, bold
colors, but next year, design-
ers are toning it down a bit by
using mainly neutral colors
such as black and beige. These
colors tend to bring out a classic
beauty in every woman.
If you are looking for a sexy
way to show off your body
without showing to much skin,
a tulip skirt may be just what
you need. This skirt hugs the
waist and curves toward the
legs at the hem providing an
hourglass silhouette for the
lower half of the body.
Rebekah Rowers models oversized sunglasses.
The model above fashioned two important fall trends: Neutral
colors and the optical Illusion created by draping sheer fabrics.
A major trend among design-
ers at the show was the idea of
an optical Illusion. This Idea was
expressed by draping a patterned
fabric with a sheer overlay. Opti-
cal illusions provide a unique look
that anyone can pull off with a
variety of colors and patterns.
Designer Joanna Mastroianni
said in an Interview for the
magazine Impact 210, "I don't
believe in trends. I believe In
timeless elegance. Trends will go
in and out. Elegance and beauty
will always remain
Many designers live by this
mantra and hope to produce
styles that are an updated version
of classic looks. The styles for
2006 should prove to be as time-
less as ever with old ideas being
reintroduced with a unique twist.
For more about fashion week
Many other countries have
had their fashion weeks lately,
and the trends expressed in
the United States seem to be
common worldwide. Have fun
with your clothes, try the runway
style one day and strut your stuff.
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features&theeas tcarolinian. com.
They are what really
makes the outfit
Let's be fashion forward,
people. Sometimes it's merely
that hat, those boots, those hot
chandelier earrings or a stainless
steel watch that really makes an
outfit stand out. It's the simple
things that catch our eyes. Get
with it, people - accessories
are clearly where it's at when it
comes to fall fashion.
During the cooler seasons,
boots, slides and pumps are
a must. Cowboy and cowgirl
boots are the hot new craze
that will sweep the campus
this fall. BCBG has come out
with a full line of western style
boots that women will adore.
The boots are classic in style
with a punk twist accomplished
by combining textures like snake
print and color mixing such as
pink and brown. Cowboy boots
aren't only hot for women, but
also men. Every guy should have
a broken-in comfortable boot to
wear during the cooler months of
the year. Any guy with an edgy
wardrobe should own a fresh pair
of Timberland boots. These boots
are classic and great for fall and
The "wedge" pump has
undoubtedly made a huge come-
back in women's accessories. For
fall, opt for a round toed sling
back wedge. Printed pumps are a
chic way to add pizzazz to a shoe.
Shoe companies are utilizing
subtle floral prints and are using
fall fabrics such as corduroy and
snake skin to make customized
pumps for any woman.
"The ultimate fall fashion
accessory for women Is definitely
long, colored beaded necklaces.
They are very stylish and can
make even the most casual outfit
a little more glam said Tiffany
Bonaparte, senior sociology major.
Long, bohemian style neck-
laces are a major hit this fall for
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THE EAST CAROLINIAN � FEATURES
For a policeman's son born in
a tiny village near Graz, Austria,
Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger
has done very well for himself.
Growing up, Arnold and his
older brother Meinhard were
always competing against each
other whether it was in school
or competitive sports.
During a soccer team field
trip to a local gym, Arnold was
introduced to weightlifting.
After watching the bodybuild-
ers there, he became obsessed
with it himself. Arnold's father,
Gustav, was not supportive of his
decision because bodybuilding
was the least popular sport in
Austria. Arnold began training
with former Mr. Austria, Kurt
Marnul, seven days a week.
In 1965, he turned 18 and
joined the Austrian Army for
mandatory service. His parents
hoped the time there would fade
his passion for bodybuilding, but
he had a different plan. He con-
tinued his training and went on
to win Junior Mr. Europe with a
perfect score of 300. In 1966, he
won Mr. Europe and one year
later became Mr. Universe, a
title he won five times. In 1970,
he moved to America, where he
won the title Mr. World and also
became Mr. Olympia, a title he
held for the next five years.
ger took the hobby of body-
building and turned it into
a global sport said junior
finance major Justin Gerock.
After conquering the world
of bodybuilding, Arnold began
to see it as a "go nowhere" career.
This is when he began his career
in acting. His unique muscular
appearance landed him sev-
eral movie roles. His first film
appearance was as Hercules in
Hercules in New York. His break-
The popular movie actor constantly gains ground as a politician.
through movie was Conan the
Barbarian, but as an actor Arnold
became very popular after he
starred in the 1984 hit The
Terminator. Following his accep-
tance into Hollywood, he made
a number of successful films
such as Commando, The Run-
ning Man, Red Heart and Predator.
In 1990, Total Recall - at that
time, the most expensive movie
ever made - netted Schwarzeneg-
ger $10 million and 15 percent of
the gross. He gained much fame
after the production of this film.
In the same year, the comedy
Kindergarten Cop was released
and was also a huge success.
After many movies, he began to
express his interest in politics.
Unlike the majority of the
Hollywood population, Schwar-
zenegger is a Republican. In 1990,
he was appointed Chairman
of the President's Council on
Physical Fitness and Sports in
the administration of George H.
W. Bush. He later served the same
position in California under
Governor Pete Wilson. In 2003,
he decided to run for governor
of California after the recall of
"The politicians are fiddling,
fumbling and failing. The man
that is failing the people most
is Gray Davis. He is failing
them terribly and this is why
he needs to be recalled and this
is why I am going to run for
governor said Schwarzeneg-
ger in his address to the public
announcing his candidacy.
After that decision, every
news station and media interest
began referring to him as the
"Governator Despite the vulner-
able expectations many critics
had of him, Arnold has shown
much success. At the end of May
2004, a poll was taken and he was
voted the most popular Califor-
nian governor in 45 years.
In the spring of 2005, he
called a statewide special elec-
tion to vote in a series of reform
measures he initially proposed
in his 2005 State of the State
Address. His supporters dropped
by 35 percent.
"I know popularity goes up
and down as soon as you start
making strong decisions and
sometimes they are not popular
decisions Schwarzenegger said
in a press statement about his
Not letting the negative
results get him down, he contin-
ues with success with the support
of his wife Maria Shriver, his four
children and the Republican
Party of California.
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women. They are trendy, inex-
pensive and come in a variety
of colors, textures and lengths.
Women can pair a necklace
up with a thick bangle. Ban-
gles are back - and not just
the average bangle. What's hot
for fall are thick, earth-toned
bangles. Wooden, jade, silver,
gold and faux leather brace-
lets can spruce up any outfit.
Men accessorize just as
much as women, and this fall
guys should focus on the per-
fect hat. With cooler weather
settling in, guys have to keep
that head of hair - or no hair
- warm. Fitted hats are the per-
fect way to go to be warm and
look stylish. Guys can also sport
knitted cabby hats which go
well with sweaters and the prep
look that's taking over campus.
"I think this fall, men are
more into shades, watches and
belts as far as accessorizing goes.
My thing right now is belts. The
belt has to match the shoes for
me said Tyrece Hayden, senior
exercise physiology major.
We can't mention accessories
without considering the famous
Horsebit hobo pocketbook. Gucci
created this horse-shaped purse
and ever since, there have been
tons of affordable look-alikes.
TJ Maxx offers a wide array of
name brand purses in every color,
shape and size one can imagine.
A pocketbook is a great way to
spruce up a casual outfit. Suede,
braided leather, faux snake skin
and fur are making their way
on to the classic hobo bags and
are fast becoming the must have
accessory for women this fall.
Don't forget about the acces-
sories from last season like over-
sized sunglasses, hoodies, bright
polo shirts and the ever popular
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WEDNESDAY October 5, 2005
Hurricanes sign left wing
Estrada to two-year deal
The Carolina Hurricanes have
signed left wing Kevin Estrada to
a two-year contract that would pay
him $450,000 a year if he makes the
club, the team announced Tuesday.
If Estrada, 23, is sent to play for the
Hurricanes' minor-league affiliate
in Lowell, he will earn $35,000 the
first year and $40,000 the second
year. He also got a $15,000 signing
bonus. Estrada was a third-round
pick out of Michigan State by the
Hurricanes in the 2001 NHL Entry
Draft. He had a goal and three assists
during the 2005 Ottawa Senators NHL
Rookie Tournament last month. The
Hurricanes open the regular season
Wednesday at Tampa Bay before
returning to Raleigh for their home
opener against Pittsburgh on Friday.
Tigers to welcome Leyland as
Jim Leyland has agreed to
manage the Detroit Tigers, a person
close to the negotiations told the
Associated Press on Tuesday.
The Tigers scheduled a "major"
announcement for the late afternoon,
but declined to say what it was
about. But the source, who spoke
on condition of anonymity because
the announcement had not been
made, said Leyland had accepted
the job, a day after Alan Trammell
was fired. Leyland won a World Series
championship with the Florida Marlins
in 1997. He has not managed since
guiding Colorado in 1999. He was
a two-time NL Manager of the Year
with Pittsburgh. Tigers President and
General Manager Dave Dombrowski
was the Marlins' 'GM when Leyland
won the title. The Tigers called
Leyland on Monday morning to set
up an interview. Dombrowski said
Leyland Is one of the best managers
in baseball, adding that the 60-year-
old manager is motivated to return to
Tracy, Dodgers Part ways
Jim Tracy became the latest to be
shown the door in Paul DePodesta's
restructuring of the Los Angeles
Dodgers. Tracy's tenure as manager
ended Monday, one day after he
finished his first losing season in
five years with the team. He and
general manager DePodesta cited
'philosophical differences' as the
reason for the mutual decision to call
it quits. The 49-year-old Tracy, in the
second year of a two-year agreement,
was denied the contract extension he
sought, and said he didn't want to be
in the Dodgers dugout next year as a
lame duck manager. He did not opt
out of the final year of his contract,
meaning the Dodgers will pay him for
next season if he doesn't take another
managing job. DePodesta has made
a lot of changes since new Dodgers
owner Frank McCourt hired him in
February 2004. Among his moves,
DePodesta cut ties with several
key players from the 2004 division
championship team, including Adrian
Beltre, Alex Cora, Shawn Green, Steve
Finley and Jose Lima. He also dealt
Paul Lo Duca and Dave Roberts
midway through the 2004 season.
One acquisition last winter, Jeff
Kent, had a fine 2005 season, but
other newcomers such as J.D. Drew,
Jose Valentin and Derek Lowe didn't
contribute much. Last year, Tracy
guided Los Angeles to its first division
championship since 1995, but the
Dodgers finished 71-91 this season.
It was the franchise's second-worst
record since moving from Brooklyn
in 1958. Tracy pointed to a difference
of opinion with the organization
regarding the evaluation of players as
a major reason why he won't be back.
DePodesta said that, because of the
differences with Tracy, even if the
Dodgers had won 95 games this year,
"We'd still be having this discussion
(on the conference call) sometime this
month Tracy had a 427-383 record
in five seasons.
Bulls send Curry to Knlcks
The Bulls agreed to trade center
Eddy Curry to the New York Knicks
on Monday, ending a contentious
negotiation in which Chicago insisted
the restricted free agent take a DNA test
over a heart problem. Chicago also
sent veteran center Antonio Davis to
the Knicks, who traded away forwards
Tim Thomas, Michael Sweetney and
Jermaine Jackson. Several draft
choices also changed hands in the
deal, according to an executive in
the Eastern Conference who spoke
on condition of anonymity. The trade
was expected to be finalized Tuesday.
In making the announcement, an
obviously frustrated Bulls general
manager John Paxson did not
specify what Chicago got in return
and did not field questions. Knicks
spokesman Jonathan Supranowitz
said the team declined comment
on Paxson's announcement. The
standoff between Curry and the Bulls
stemmed from a benign arrhythmia
that caused the center to miss the
final 13 games of the regular season
and the playoffs.
Road to the Fall Classic
Yankees, Red Sox not clear favorites in
American League this postseason
Boston Rod Sox (95-67) vs.
Chicago White Sox (99 63):
The 2004 postseason was one that baseball fans
will never forget. Boston became the first team in
Major League Baseball history to overcome a 3-0 deficit
to win a seven game series. They did it against their
hated Yankees, then went on to destroy the curse of the
Bambino and St. Louis in a World Series sweep. While
it is very unlikely that we will have another playoff
season like the one we had last year, it is fair to expect
some exciting baseball this October. Let's take a look
at the four opening five game series.
American League Divisional Series
Now York Yankees (95-67) vs.
Los Angeles Angels (95-67):
Due to tiebreakers, the Angels received home field
advantage in this series. However, the Yankees are
playing their best baseball of the season, winning 16 of
their last 21 to close the regular season as the AL East
Champions. It took the Yanks 161 games to secure a
playoff birth, so their starting rotation isn't in the order
that they had hoped for. Rookie Chien-Ming Wang
will start Game One, followed by Shawn Chacon. New
York ace Randy Johnson isn't slated till Game Three, so
this could hurt the Yankees if either Wang or Chacon
turn in a bad outing. Los Angeles, on the other hand,
has their rotation completely set. American League Cy
Young candidate Bartolo Colon starts Game One for
the Halos. John Lackey and Paul Byrd will pitch games
two and three. Despite this obvious advantage, expect
Alex Rodriguez to continue torching the Angels. Los
Angeles won the season series six games to four, but
Rodriguez was not part of the problem for the Yanks.
In ten games, the third basemen hit .390 with five
home runs and 11 RBI. Rodriguez, along with the rest
of the ridiculous Yankee offense, will be too much for
I think this may be the best of the four divisional
series. Boston will come out in full force looking to
defend their title, but the chip on the shoulders of the
White Sox will help them keep pace in the series. While
Chicago won the most games in the AL, no one seems
to be giving them much of a chance to win it all. The
key lies in their starting pitching. Mark Buerhle and
John Garland, both of whom got of to torrid starts, fal-
tered down the stretch and didn't pitch well. However,
Game One starter Jose Contreras has emerged as the
ace, winning his last eight starts of the regular season.
Boston will rely on the raw power of Manny Ramirez
and David Ortiz to counter the pitching of Chicago.
If the White Sox offense can put together a good run
of games, I think Chicago has a chance to knock off
the world champs. Ultimately, I believe the downfall
in this series will be the starting pitching of the Red
Sox. Curt Schilling doesn't have the same pop as he
had during his magical post-season last year and David
Wells and Matt Clement haven't pitched well down
the stretch either.
Prediction: White Sox in five.
National League Divisional Series
San Diego Padros (82-80) vs.
St. Louis Cardinals (100-62):
a game from the Cardinals, this would be it. After that,
it will be all Cardinals. If Albert Pujols, Jim Edmonds
and David Eckstein aren't enough reason to believe that
St. Louis will run away with this, how about the fact
that the first three Cardinal starters, Carpenter, Mark
Mulder and Jeff Suppan all have 16 wins or better. San
Diego, as they have been the entire season, are com-
pletely outclassed here.
Prediction: Cardinals in four.
Houston Astros (89-73) vs.
Atlanta Bravos (90-72):
If this were a seven game series, I'd be inclined to
pick the Braves. However, this is a five game series, and
this format obviously favors the Wild Card champs.
Future Hail of Fame members Andy Pettitte, Roger
Clemens and Roy Oswalt will start the first three games
of the series in that order. I don't care if you are the
1927 Yankees, no one would want to face these guys
three games in a row in the playoffs. While the Braves
wtll not go quietly, I do think the Astro pitching will
prove to be insurmountable.
Prediction: Asfros in five.
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Prediction: Yankees in four.
MLB end-of-season Awards 2005
Jones, Ortiz take down
The 200S Major League Base-
ball playoffs are upon us, and
whai a great season it has been.
The Chicago White Sox early
domination, the Atlanta Braves'
14th straight division title, the
New York Yankees locking up
yet another AL East title - the
list goes on.
In a season where steroid
hearings preceded the first pitch
of spring training and Barry
Bonds has three mysterious knee
surgeries within three months of
each other (ahem), it Is time for
the playoffs. It's also time to hand
out the hardware for personal
achievements and dirty deeds.
National League MVP
This one is tough, but I give
the nod to Andruw Jones of the
Atlanta Braves. Yes Jones' average
(.263) is much lower than the
other two contenders, but he led
the Majors in home runs with
51 and led the National League
in RBI with 128. Consider this
though, with two out of five
of Atlanta's starting pitchers
out, 3B Chipper Jones on the
disabled list with injury, and a
slew of rookies, Jones single-hand-
edly put the team on his back
and slugged the Braves into the
playoffs. Honorable mention
goes to 1B Albert Pujols of the St.
Louis Cardinals and IB Derrek
Lee of the Chicago Cubs. Though
the Cardinals have a stacked
lineup, Pujols' protection in the
batting order was either knocked
out with injury or poor play. The
man still put up his regular gaudy
numbers to the tune of a .330
batting average, 41 home runs
and 117 RBI.
American League MVP
Another close one for the AL
MVP, but designated hitter David
Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox gets
the award. With a .300 average,
47 home runs, 148 RBI and a
score of game winning or game
tying hits, the Boston Red Sox
are not in the playoffs without
him. Honorable mention goes
to 3B Alex Rodriguez of the New
York Yankees (.321, 48, 130), but
with an All-Star lineup behind
him the Yankees would still have
gotten to the playoffs.
NL Cy Young Award
Yet another close one, but
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris
Carpenter gets the Cy Young
this year, barely edging out
Florida Marlins pitcher Dontrelle
Willis. Carpenter posted 21 wins,
a 2.83 earned run average and
213 strikeouts for the National
League's best team. Carpen-
ter also posted seven complete
games and four shutouts while
pitching 241.2 innings with
only five losses. Willis posted 22
wins, a 2.63 ERA and 170 strike-
outs. Willis also threw seven com-
plete games to go along with five
shutouts. Oh yeah, Willis also
put up a nice .261 batting aver-
AL Cy Young Award
This one goes to Bartolo
Colon of the Los Angeles Angels
of Anaheim, who put up an AL
high 21 wins, 3.48 ERA, and 157
strikeouts. Without those 21 W's
the Angels don't win their divi-
sion or make the playoffs. Colon
Ortiz celebrates with teammates Sunday night during the Red Sox 10-1 win over the Yankees, which assured Boston a playoff spot.
see MLB page A7
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ECU Dodgeball a huge success
Angry Tunas, Beta Theta
Pi crowned inaugural
More than 100 students
showed up at the Student Recre-
ation Center Sunday afternoon
to take part in ECU's first ever
dodgeball tournament. Most
students came to participate in
the inaugural event while others
watched from the outside of the
square confines of the SRC Rac-
"I was really pleased about
the turnout, we had 30 teams
sign up and we had 27 out of
the 30 show up which is a pretty
good turnout for a tournament
on a Sunday afternoon said
Mark Parker, coordinator of
"Everything went real well and
definitely met our expectations
The players were pumped
up and ready to play as the Co-
Rec teams entered the cubed
dodgeball arena first. The games
were quick and fierce in the
double elimination tourna-
ment. One by one teams were
eliminated until it came down to
the final two. The Angry Tunas
had already suffered a defeat
earlier in the tournament
and were now up against an
undefeated team. With a surge of
momentum the Tunas were able
to complete the upset by winning
twice and becoming the first ever
Co-Rec Dodgeball Champions.
In the men's league Beta
Theta Pi swept through most
of the competition on the way
to the finals where they defeated
their opponent 3-1, becoming the
first Men's Dodgeball Champion.
"It feels really good to
win said Russell Palmer,
a member of Beta Theta Pi.
"We talked about doing
Idodgeball last year, I know
a lot of people wanted to do
it and I am glad the SRC did it. It
feels good to be the champion
the first year out and we are
going to be here again next year
to do it again
Overall the students
that participated had a great expe-
rience. "It was a different type of
experience Palmer said.
"It brought the movie Dodge-
ball that came out into reality
and it was very exciting. A lot
of the guys really got into it
and I think that is the motiva-
tion that kept us going until
the end. It was real
Due to the success of
the dodgeball tournament it
is almost certain that dodgeball will
take place again next year at ECU.
"Due to the turnout there
is a good possibility that next
year there will be a dodgeball
league instead of a tournament
in the fall or possibly the spring
"Dodgeball was definitely
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was far and away the best pitcher
on the Angel's staff. Honorable
mention goes to Johan Santana
of the Minnesota Twins, who
went 16-7 with an AL low 7.48
ERA and 238 strikeouts.
NI Rookie of the Year
Another tough one, but I
would have to give it to Houston
Astros outfielder Willy Taveras.
He brought an element of speed
to an old team with his 34 stolen
bases plus he hit .291 with close
to 200 hits. The main reason he
wins the award over the other
two contenders is that he played
a full season. Honorable mention
goes to IB Ryan Howard of the
Philadelphia Phillies who hit
.288 with 22 home runs and 63
RBI in only 88 games played. Also
OF Jeff Francoeur gets some props
for hitting .300 with 14 homers,
45 RBI and 13 outfield assists.
AL Rookie of the Year
Hands down Oakland Athlet-
ics closer Huston Street. Street
went 5-1 with a 1.72 ERA, 23
saves, and 72 strikeouts in 78.1
innings of work and was one of
the key factors in Oakland's bid
for the AL West title that just
barely fell short.
Bone lliiil of the Year
Rafael Palmeiro gets this
one boys and girls. Not for
pointing his finger at Congress
saying he never took steroids,
and then towards the end of
the season getting busted and
failing a steroid test. No, no, he
gets this award for the way he
acted after he returned from
his measly 10 game suspension.
First he promises to clear
the air about his failed test and
tell his side of it (still waitin'
on that one Raffy), then he
puts in earplugs during an
away game against the Toronto
Blue Jays because he doesn't
like the boos. Cry me a river.
He then subsequently blames
his failed test on teammate Miguel
Tejada, because Tejada gave him
a B-12 supplement, which is per-
fectly legal and not against any
baseball or team policy. Way to
ruin a great career - cheating,
lying about it, acting imma-
ture, and throwing a teammate
under the proverbial bus. Maybe
when Barry Bonds retires he and
Palmeiro can start a steroids
users anonymous support group.
Dis-honorable mention goes
to Chicago White Sox pitcher
Mark Buehrle for getting shel-
lacked down in Texas against
the Rangers, and then claiming
the reason the Rangers won was
because their stadium has a light
system in that flashes the pitchers
signs to their hitters. Yeah, sure.
Stand-up Guy of the
Newly inducted Hall of
Famer Ryne Sandberg for call-
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reminding them that the game
should be respected and that
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