THE EAST CAROLINIAN
Volume 81 Number 22
November 1, 2005
'Midnight Madness' Mania Sm
With activities such as "Fear Factor Bingo, karaoke, movie challenge, palm reading and a DJ dance, "Midnight Madness" had to spread out to the SRC this year.
The festivities lasted from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. and served as a great way for students uninterested in going Uptown to fill their night with fun activities.
Professor speaks on
the West's search for
Natural law preserves a
John M. Headley, professor
of history, gave a lecture last
Thursday at the Science and
Technology Building titled, "The
West in Its Search for a Universal
He explained western civili-
zation and its place in the global
community. The theme focused
on two main points: a "common
humanity" and the "capacity for
self-criticism which both date
back to our European roots.
A major part of Headley's
lecture focused on natural law:
life, liberty and state.
"Natural law is very impor-
tant in the foundation of the
United States, which is embedded
in the Declaration of Indepen-
dence said Angela Thompson,
professor of history.
Headley emphasized John
Locke and Thomas Jefferson's
efforts to develop specific con-
cepts of natural law which
became more concrete by the
end of the 17th century.
When speaking about natural
law, Headley compared Thomas
Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln as
anomalies. The common thought
of philosophers of the 18th cen-
tury was that "all men are equal
"How can you be so inti-
mately associated with having
slaves when all men are in fact
equal said Headley.
Headley considers Lincoln to
be more of a believer of natural
law principles unlike Jefferson,
who was a slave owner.
"Lincoln I found helpful in
that 100 years later, he not only
believes in the idea of equality,
but he's in the position to act on
it. Normally, we have great ideas,
but we can't act upon them
Eleanor Roosevelt was
one woman who acted upon
great ideas as she experienced
the sufferings of the poor and
needy. Roosevelt was a social
worker who also had a back-
ground in her husband's admin-
By the end of World War 11,
President Harry Truman gave
Eleanor Roosevelt a diplomatic role
to hold together members of other
cultures who were focused on
producing a statement on human
rights. Her work on the universal
Declaration of Human Rights in
1948 was her greatest legacy.
"Her responsibility stands at
the end of what I've been talking
about Headley said.
Human rights and natural
law date back to ancient history.
"It was quite stimulating how
Headley drew a line from Ancient
Greece in 500 B.C. to natural
law in the 17th century said
Anthony Papalas, professor of
Western Europe has used
natural law as their main concept
of life, but Headley said it was
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The other side of Halloween
Greenville was lively with "trick-or-treaters" during the Halloween festivities even though
party-goers have classes the next day.
Charles Hawkins speaks to SGA
No business decided
during short Halloween
The SGA held their weekly
meeting yesterday evening in
the social room at Mendenhall
Benjamin Wyche, President
of the Senate, called the meeting
to order at 5:03 p.m.
The majority of the meeting
was dominated by discussion
of the student fees committee.
Charles Hawkins, vice chancel-
lor for financial services, asked
the senate for seven volunteers
to gather information for the
student fees committee. The
committee will allow the senate
to vote on budgets that will affect
student fees supported units, fees
that appear on students' tuition
According to Hawkins, the
committee allows the students
to have a say in the budget and
will help them to have a detailed
understanding of their fees.
"We want you the senate to
understand what our goals are,
and also provide feedback said
The seriate is expected to vote
on the budgets on Nov. 28, if
passed the budgets will then go to
the ECU board of directors.
In other SGA news, Wyche
informed the senate that consis-
tently absent groups have been
notified and will be kicked out
of SGA and have their funding
frozen if they do not show up by
The parking and transporta-
tion committee attended their
first meeting as a standing com-
mittee - it had been an ad-hoc
committee since 2001 and was
selected to have full representa-
tive powers last week.
According to Wyche, the new
committee will act as a resource
for students who have transporta-
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'Meet the Faculty' features talented artist, Hartley
students, artists alike
Last Thursday was a night
of question and discovery as
Richard Tichich, director of the
School of Art and Design, inter-
viewed Paul Hartley, coordinator
of painting and drawing.
With more than 31 years of
instruction under his belt, Hart-
ley discussed his career, his life
and what led him to ECU.
Hartley was a senior in col-
lege at the University of North
Texas before he knew he wanted
to go into art school. His previ-
ous major was aerospace and
engineering, which made for
an interesting career change.
Although it may seem that this
artist found his niche at a young
age, Hartley begs to differ.
"I started to like the arts and the
art education classes that I started
taking 1 don't know when I
knew I was creative said Hartley.
Hartley describes his high
school teaching experience as a
learning experience as well.
"It was difficult and I admire
people who can do it Hartley said.
What brought Hartley to
ECU, however, was the fact that
his aunt loved the university so
"My aunt had gone to ECU
many years ago and she loved it,
so that is how I was introduced
to ECU Hartley said.
The fact that Hartley has
dedicated almost his entire life
to the "art" of teaching says a
lot on its own, but Hartley said
he loves to teach and enjoys the
"I try to help students develop
their talents as all teachers do
However, even when trying to
get students to feel comfortable
with their work, Hartley agrees it
is hard to make students feel secure
when it comes to painting.
"Everything means some-
thing. The aura can change the
meaning with one little dot, it's
hard to be secure when you're
painting, that's hard to deal
with Hartley said.
Even one of his previous stu-
dents, Georgia Carroll, senior art
education major, described how
much of an influence Hartley has
had on her view of art.
"Hartley is a very good pro-
fessor and because of him, I will
never look at paintings the same
"When 1 took advanced com-
position with him, he showed us
how all of the different shapes
come together to make one
The interviewer of the night,
Richard Tichich, said the reason
they have the "meet the faculty"
series is because this is a large
university and we do not get to
"We don't get to know what
a person is thinking, and people
can now get to know the quality
of the faculty said Tichich.
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City has had history of
Approximately 100 students
and geography enthusiasts
crammed into 349 Flanagan
Friday afternoon to hear Craig
Colten, a Louisiana State Univer-
sity geography professor, lecture
on the history of New Orleans'
According to Derek Alder-
man, geography professor, Colten
was invited to ECU for his exper-
tise and his "excellent and timely
nature of research
Colten started his lecture by
explaining the inverted topogra-
phy of New Orleans.
"If you drive away from the
Tar River, you generally go up,
right? In New Orleans, you drive
away from the river and you go
down said Colten.
Colten said the city has had
a long and nasty relationship
with Mother Nature since its
inception as a commerce port
and defensive position from the
"They have had a long-stand-
ing struggle to wrest itself from
a reckless environment, an envi-
ronment that was a lousy place to
build a major metropolitan area
"It's had to contend with
environmental problems from
Colten said New Orleans has a
three-part flood prevention plan
of levees, seawall and drainage.
The levees are there to protect
from river flooding, the seawall
is to protect against storm surge
and the drainage system is to
filter out anything that gets by.
Colten said this system served
the city efficiently until Hurri-
cane Betsy challenged its durabil-
ity in 1965.
"People climbed into their
attics and ended up, some of
them, beating their way through
their roof to escape the flooding
"It's an urban legend in New
Orleans that people kept axes in
their attics in these neighbor-
hoods because of what happened
During the question and
answer segment at the end of
the lecture, Colten added evacu-
ation to the flood prevention
plan, which he said was "wholly
inadequate" in regard to Katrina
"People went to bed Monday
night thinking the worst was
over - on Tuesday morning, New
Orleans became an inlet or bay of
Lake Ponchatrain Colten said.
Colten pointed out that the
images of suffering the media
used would not have been differ-
ent for any other major city in the
"The poor have consistently
suffered Colten said.
"In this case, the poor and
African Americans were the same
According to Colten, we may
not know the full impact of
Katrina for some time.
"Everyday something new
unfolds that tells us this is some-
thing so much bigger, so much
more influential than we ever
imagined the first week or two
weeks after the event Colten
He said the city has perse-
vered through many floods, and
New Orleans must learn from
"We need to build a city with
the environment in mind and
with people in mind Colten said.
Pat Pertalion, a New Orleans
native and Greenville resident,
said Cohen's lecture was infor-
"I thought it was extremely
well presented because they gave
so much history there, but physi-
cally we understood the whole
thing, and then he was very clear,
too, when the questions came on
a more personal level about what
all the implications were, racially
and financially said Pertalion.
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TUESDAY November 1, 2005
The Mexican Consulate will be
The Consulate will have dinner
with select community leaders
on Friday, Nov. 18 at the Greenville
Centre (Charles Blvd.) starting at
6:30 p.m. Dinnerdiscussion will
be by invitation only, but is open
to the media for coverage and
The Consulate will meet with
community members (primarily
Mexican and Latino community
members) at ECU'S Willis Building
(300 East First Street) from 8 a.m.
- 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19. Media
coverage is encouraged on this
day as well.
Services and discussions on
Saturday include marriage
identification (national ID), legal
advice, military service registration,
birth and death certificates and
The Association of Mexicans
in North Carolina sponsors the
For more information on this
event, you can contact Juvencio
Peralta at 258-9967 or via e-
. Juvencio is the Community
Advocate for the Association of
Mexicans in North Carolina and is
a member of ECU'S Chancellor's
Community Advisory Council.
This fall, Academic Outreach
and Information Technology and
Computing Services will host
Teaching with Technology 2005:
A Think-In of Best Practices It
takes place tomorrow, Nov. 2. This
event will provide ECU faculty the
opportunity to share their expertise
using technology in both face-to-
face and distance education
courses. Faculty members are
invited to submit proposals for
laptop poster sessions. The poster
sessions will be available from 10
am. - 2 p.m. and should include
course demonstrations that
showcase the use of technology.
Faculty and staff attendees will
have the opportunity to judge
presenlations, and a first prize will
be awarded in each category.
Friends of Joyner
Library Banquet and
On Nov. 4 at 6 p.m join the
Friends of Joyner Library as
we support the library's efforts,
ensuring students have the
research materials they need to
become world-class graduates,
while also providing literally
millions of valuable resources to
faculty, citizens and other patrons.
Margaret Hoffman, author of
Blackbeard: A Tale of Villainy and
Murder m Colonial America, will
share why for almost 300 years
the infamous pirate still haunts
our coastline. We will revisit the
fascinating history lesson and
view artifacts from the pirate's
ship, the Queen Anne's Revenge,
courtesy of the NC Maritime
Museum, all from a lit skyline
providing a spectacular view
of Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium and
Bagwell Field. Tickets are $40
per individual $65 per couple
$250 per sponsor. Please call for
reservations: 328-5685 Contact
Sarah Q. Dickens of Joyner Library
at 328-5685 or e-mail her at
The Rainbow Fish
When Rainbow Fish refuses to
share her shiny silver scales,
her friends no longer want to
play with her. The octopus
advises her to share, and she
finds that making others happy
makes her happy too. Based
on Marcus Pfister's bestselllng
book. The event takes place Nov.
8 at 2 p m in Wright Auditorium.
Purchase subscriptions by Oct. 8
for best options. Family Pass (4
tickets to each show) $96, Public
Subscription (one adult ticket to
each show) $30. ECU facultystaff
Subscription (one adult ticket to
each show): $25, ECU Student
Youth Subscription (one student
youth ticket to each show): $20.
Advance individual tickets, if
available, may be purchased
beginning Oct. 16 and cost $9
public, $8 ECU facultystaff, $6
ECU studentsyouth. All tickets
at the door are $9. For more
information, contact the Central
Ticket Office at 328-4788,1-800-
ECU-ARTS or visit ecuarts.com.
Goodyear and Steelworkers look
ahead to 2006 talks
CLEVELAND (AP) - When the
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. opens
contract talks next year, it may
want the United Steelworkers of America
to draw on some tough lessons learned
in the union's past struggles with a
consolidated steel industry.
Goodyear executives said in an
investors' meeting in New York on
Sept. 23 they are considering closing
an undisclosed number of plants and
saving up to $1 billion over the next
three years. Goodyear did not say how
many jobs would be cut how many
plants would be closed or identify
the locations. One union-represented
plant is in Fayetteville, NC.
But the company expected the
union, which has seen the American
steel industry shrink from several
powerhouses to a handful of
companies part of global firms, to go
along with the reductions.
"The Steelworkers understand what
happened in the steel industry
said Jonathan Rich, who heads the
company's North American tire unit,
at that investors' meeting.
The Steelworkers' three-year contract
is set to expire July 22,2006.
"They support Goodyear, and I
anticipate we will work together and
take another step to make sure we
have the right balance Rich said.
One steel industry model Goodyear
might follow is mogul Wilbur Ross. As
head of the former International Steel
Group in Cleveland, which he created
from steel assets in bankruptcy, Ross
convinced the USWA to shed hard
feelings toward steel's old guard in
favor of collaboration aimed at saving
the U.S. steel industry within global
Steelworkers agreed to drop retiree
benefits and took on more work at
lower pay in favor of profit sharing,
bonuses and a say in how the
company was run.
The USWA represents more than
850,000 workers in North America.
About 70,000 of them work in the
tire, rubber and plastics industries
as former United Rubber Workers
members, a union now merged into
The Goodyear contractapproved
in 2003 after about five months of
tense negotiations, covered about
16,000 employees and gave the
company the option to cut jobs if
production and cost-cutting goals
aren't met. The union agreed to
productivity-improvement targets at
every union plant in North America.
The contract provides for minimum
employment levels and guaranteed
Ron Hoover, the union's Goodyear
contract coordinator, acknowledged
that health care and pension costs
are ongoing issues. He also said
the union and Goodyear can work
together to maintain benefits while
'Saw ir preys on Halloween fear
factor to grab $30.5 million
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Horror swung
a sharper blade than Zorro at the
With Halloween at hand, the bloody
Saw II won the weekend with
$30.5 million, almost double the
$16.5 million opening of Antonio
Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones'
swashbuckling sequel The Legend of
Zorro, according to studio estimates
The weekend's other big-name
wide releases had so-so premieres.
Prime, starring Uma Thurman and
Meryl Streep in a romance between
a thirtysomething woman and a
younger man, debuted at No. 3 with
Nicolas Cage's The Weather Man, in
which he plays a materially successful
TV forecaster whose personal life is a
tempest of disorder, opened at No. 6
with $4.3 million.
Hollywood's box-office slump abated
from the double-digit percentage
declines of recent weekends, though
receipts still were down. The top 12
movies took in $86.3 million, off 6.5
percent from the same weekend
Saw II, featuring Donnie Wahlberg
as a cop drawn into a deadly game
with the serial killer of the 2004 horror
hit Saw, easily outdid the original
movie's $18.3 million opening over
last Halloween weekend.
Distributor Uons Gate, which acquired
the low-budgeted Saw at the 2004
Sundance Film Festival, rushed
ahead to get the sequel in theaters
just a year after the original's release.
Saw did a respectable $55.2 million
at the domestic box office, but the
sequel got a big boost from fans who
discovered the franchise on DVD.
"A lot of talk is devoted to the theatrical
moviegoing experience being like a
warmup for the DVD release. In this
case, the DVD release of the first
film was a warmup for the huge
debut of the sequel said Paul
Dergarabedian, president of box-
office tracker Exhibitor Relations.
"Plus, it's a no-brainer. It's Halloween
The Legend of Zorro, with Banderas'
masked swordsman fighting a
secret society aiming to ravage the
United States amid California's
statehood drive in 1850, came in
well behind the 1998 summer hit 7he
Mask of Zorro, which opened with
Considering ticket prices are up
about one-third since then, Legend of
Zorro drew only about half the crowds
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Pumpkin carving is a favored tradition for many people across generations and political ideologies.
In contrast to 2004, Halloween
pumpkins are not as partisan
CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) � It
was part street art, part political
theater - a giant wall of pro-Kerry
and anti-Bush pumpkins that
became a rallying spot for Demo-
cratic partisans in a Republican
city at the climax of last year's
A year later, the Great Pump-
kin Wall is back - a block of 400
pumpkins set on eight levels of
shelving, reaching 12 feet into the
sky and stretching 50 feet wide.
And though this year's wall is
located in the front yard of a Dem-
ocratic state senator, It has been
mostly drained of partisan politics.
After last year's fervor, orga-
nizer Jeff Dalzell said the aim this
year is to make the wall a tradition
in the Elizabeth neighborhood
just south of downtown Charlotte.
"We talked about, 'Oh, do
we (make it political)? Dal-
zell said Friday evening as he
scooped seeds and pulp from
the inside of one of the dozens
of pumpkins being prepared for
carving and placement on the
wall. "And we said, 'No, make
it for the whole community
As twilight fell Friday, parents
and children swarmed around the
wall and a set of tables set up for
carving in the driveway of Sen.
Dan Clodfelter, who gamely cut
into his 20th pumpkin of the day.
"I was told all I had to do was
let them use my front yard the
lawyer said ruefully.
Clodfelter is responsible for just
about the only political touch on
this year's wall - a row of a dozen
pumpkins, each carved with a
different letter to form the phrase
"VOTE YES BONDS" - a reference
to a package of bond proposals
on the county's Nov. 8 ballot.
Otherwise, most of the jacko'
lanterns decorating this year's wall
aimed for artistry or spookiness.
Organizers strung Christmas lights
inside the pumpkins to light them
without having to burn candles.
There were ghoulish grins and
a cutout of a coyote howling at the
moon. There was a two-pumpkin
tribute to Hurricane Katrina-rav-
aged New Orleans: one with a
cutout of the state of Louisiana,
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the other carved with the letters
NOLA in a stacked pattern similar
to the famous "LOVE" sculpture.
One pumpkin featured a peace
sign, another a question mark, a
third the letters "JENNA There
was a "W" pumpkin, but that was
a reference to the first letter In
young Will Cuthbertson's name.
A year ago, any "W" pumpkin
on the wall was liable to have
a slash mark through it. The
display featured glowing orange
protests against the war in Iraq
and for the Democratic presiden-
tial ticket of U.S. senators John
Kerry of Massachusetts and John
Edwards of North Carolina. Blue
lights strung across the face of the
wall spelled out "Kerry
Dalzell, a designer and archi-
tect who friends credit with
dreaming up the wall, said he was
trying to create "the city's biggest
yard sign He is no stranger to
such statements, having gained
local notoriety in 2000 for paint-
ing a giant Al Gore sign on the
roof of his home in another
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Distributor Sony noted that solid
returns in Latin America and Europe
offset the weaker showing for Legend
of Zorro on the homefront. In about 50
international markets, the sequel took
in $27 million, up 22 percent from the
debut of Mas of Zorro in those same
countries, said Rory Bruer, Sony head
"In regards to how you go about
releasing your film, it's just a matter
of what brings the most dollars in
box office, whether domestic or
worldwide Bruer said.
Estimated ticket sales for Friday
through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian
theaters, according to Exhibitor
Relations Co. Inc. Final figures will be
Beta hits Nicaragua's east coast
as thousands hunker down In
boarded-up homes and shelters
PUERTO CABEZAS, Nicaragua (AP) -
Hurricane Beta pounded Nicaragua's
Caribbean coast with heavy rains and
powerful winds Sunday as thousands
of people rode out the storm in
boarded-up homes or government
The storm came ashore near the
remote town of La Barra as a category
2 hurricane with 105 mph winds. But
it weakened to a category 1 with
90 mph winds as it moved inland,
dumping up to 15 inches of rain, the
National Hurricane Center in Miami
While powerful, Beta was a small
hurricane, with hurricane force winds
extending outward only up to 15
miles, the center said.
At 10 a.m. EST, the storm's center was
about 50 miles north of the coastal
city of Bluefields. It was moving
toward the southwest at nearly 7
Before reaching Central America, the
record 13th hurricane of this year's
Atlantic storm season lashed the
Colombian island of Providencia with
heavy winds, torrential rains and high
surf. At least 30 people were injured,
Colombian CMI Defense Col. Eugenio
The slow-moving storm battered the
mountainous island for more than
12 hours, damaging more than 300
wooden homes and buildings, most
with their roofs torn apart, he said.
Most of the 5,000 islanders found
safety at brick shelters in the hills.
In Nicaragua, President Enrique
Bolanos declared a maximum
"red alert" late Saturday, ordering
some 45,000 people from the port
regions to stay in their homes or
hole up in 15 shelters provided by
Earlier in the day, soldiers
evacuated 10,000 people from the
far eastern coastal port of Cabo de
Gracias a Dios and from along the
River Coco, both on the Honduras
border, said Nicaragua's national
civil defense director, Lt. Col. Mario
The Civil Defense Department sent
100 army rescue specialists along
with various land and water vehicles.
A tent hospital also was set up, while
universities and public schools were
closed and converted into shelters.
Flights to the Nicaraguan islands Islas
del Maiz were canceled.
Residents of low-lying neighborhoods
in Puerto Cabeza were taken to
provisional shelters on higher
ground as heavy rains and wind
began to batter the coast, flooding
some low-lying neighborhoods.
Businesses raised food prices in
response to the heavy demand,
while bottled water supplies ran out.
Authorities threatened to sanction
Headley from page 7
put on a new track in the course
of the 17th and 18th centuries.
This shifted people away from
natural law as something seen
above human conduct to some-
thing more familiar in terms of
Common law helped to
form universities, languages and
romance, which all stemmed
from western Europeans' curios-
ity in the 12th century.
The upper west became
more advanced than other
countries because of their desire
for intellect. Headley said the Chi-
nese, for example, were more com-
placent because they believed they
had everything they needed.
"They lacked the intellectual drive
found in the West Headley said.
"For American people, natural
rights are something that springs
out of John Locke Headley said.
The Spaniards justified
natural law as their purpose
for coming to America in the
16th century. Many Spanish
scholars claimed they had human
rights to pursue matters of trade and
commerce in the New World.
Headley made clear the prob-
lem with America is that racism
and social injustice are flawing
the equality of our nation.
"We cannot take these ideas
and realize them in society, but
they are there and they are a spur
we can't get rid of Headley said.
"There are always times when
'Lincoln' will show up
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It's getting to be that time of year. You know,
the time when three tests fall on the same
day, you have to register for classes and
your best friends are calling you left and
right to go downtown with them. Partying
on Halloween is practically a requirement,
Thanksgiving is just around the corner,
followed by those pesky exams and then
Christmas with all of its inherent fun and
inevitable stress. It seems like an unstop-
pable force of nature that comes predict-
ably toward the end of every semester, and
it can get the best of all of us.
It is easy to get frustrated and possibly
neglect responsibilities when things seem
to pile up uncontrollably. However, with
the proper attitude, these times have
the potential to be some of our brightest
moments. Times of adversity are usually
met with either one or two attitudes - the
attitude of quitting or the attitude of deter-
mination. While quitting is often the easier
and more appealing option, quitting is
ultimately a letdown to others, as well as
yourself. Determination, on the other hand,
is rewarding on many levels. For example,
getting a good grade on an exam is
always fulfilling, but that feeling of pride is
only strengthened when you know of the
hard work and dedication you applied to
getting that grade. Friendships even seem
more rewarding when you look obstacles
in the eye and defeat them for the sake of
having free time. Spending time with friends
is much more fun when you don't have to
worry about the ominous feeling of knowing
you have a paper or exam for which you
are not prepared.
So don't let school fall on the back burner
during this time of the year despite the
many things pulling you in other directions.
Keep a close eye on your calendar, use
your free time to work ahead on assign-
ments and study diligently for your exams,
and don't forget to take a break to have fun
every now and then. Relax - the stress is
only temporary and Christmas break will
be here sooner than you think.
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Learning to laugh and stand-
up against our fears.
By the time this is printed Hal-
loween will be over, the decorations,
costumes and all of the candy corn
will be pushed into a storage facility
until next year, sold at an extremely
low price or, in the case of candy corn,
recycled to make more candy corn (at
least that's what my favorite commen-
tatorcomedian Lewis Black believes).
So I thought I would savor some of the
memories of this and past Halloweens
for this week's article.
Now I could fill this space up with
information on the history and tradi-
tions of Halloween, but that would be
boring wouldn't it? Go to Wikipedia
Web site (en.wikipedia.orgwikiHal-
loween) if you want to know more
about Halloween. What I will talk about
are my personal thoughts and reflec-
tions on Halloween.
Now I've been here for a little
more than three years and I've seen
a lot of crazy things. To be honest,
before 1 came here Halloween wasn't
really about parties and other mass
gatherings of people. Mostly it was
because Halloween hardly ever fell on
a non-school-night, but also because
my friends and I weren't social-but-
terflies. 1 mostly just did what I could
to make getting candy from my house
somewhat scary for the neighborhood
children. One of my fondest memories
of Halloween was when my father and
I would carve the pumpkin. While we
never participated in any contests, I
always felt that we had the best pump-
kin on the street.
One of my memories from my first
Halloween here was seeing someone
dressed in a surprisingly well done
Optimus Prime costume constructed
from cardboard. Which year I can't
remember, but I do remember one
couple winning best costume dressed
as a pair of giant sandals made from
cardboard. Another year I remember
a friend of mine getting hypnotized
and thinking her boyfriend didn't have
pants on. 1 never did the downtown
scene because I don't like large crowds,
plus it seemed like a lot of hassle to just
be stuck in a crowd.
I think I've only not dressed-up once
in all the years I've done Halloween. As
best as I can remember, I've been: a dino-
saur, a Ninja Turtle twice, Batman twice,
Sting (the wrestler), The Undertaker
(the wrestler), The Shadow, Sub Zero
from Mortal Kombat twice, the Termi-
nator twice, a thrown-together twice, a
Dragonball Z character (Trunks, for you
fans) and a samurai last year. This year, I
went all-out to be as cool and scary as I
possibly could. In my mind I was going
for a half-dragon, but I probably looked
more like a demon. 1 bought those really
nice fangs you mold to your teeth - some
really cool wings with a tail - two pairs
of horns, one pair on a strap and another
made of latex. Since you probably can't
picture it, if you were at Mendenhall you
may have seen me.
What makes Halloween such a great
holiday? Well I think it has to do with
a lot of things. First of all, it's one of
the only holidays based solely around
fun and choice and despite its origins,
not a religious event - there isn't really
any sense of obligation to do anything.
We don't HAVE to dress-up or spend
money on costumes, we don't HAVE to
pass-out candy and generally we don't
HAVE to do anything we don't want
to do. Then there are costumes. You
can wear a costume and have it cost
you as little as nothing (except maybe
a little hard work) or even as much as a
thousand dollars. Costumes provide us
a way to act out a fantasy - to become
something we wish we could be. We
can be heroic, scary, silly or even sexy
in a way that maybe we couldn't be in
our normal, everyday lives. Third, who
doesn't love free candy? Not to mention
it really warms your heart to give out
candy to wide-excited-eyed kids.
Most of all, I think Halloween
teaches us how to deal with fear. Think
about it - we surround ourselves with
decorations that would any other day
frighten us, disgust us or just weird us
out. Yet every Halloween we strive to go
for just that. It's a time when we turn
our fears into fun.
It's seems kind of appropriate that
Rosa Parks would be honored on a day
when confronting fear is celebrated.
On Halloween morning, I turned on
C-SPAN2 and saw a coffin sitting in
the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. It was Rosa
Parks, who now is decorated as not only
a major force in the Civil Rights Move-
ment but also as the first woman to be
honored at U.S. Capitol Rotunda. So
what does Rosa Parks have to do with
Halloween? Consider this: if Rosa Parks
had not been brave enough to face the
fear of saying "no" to a white man, then
the Civil Rights Movement may have
never had the inspiration that it had
to peaceful and non-violent.
While Rosa Parks may not have
been the most popular costume this
Halloween, I believe that it's because
of people like her that we are able and
can be inspired to face our fears every
other day of the year.
In My Opinion
(KRT) � Dick Cheney may have
been a nontraditional vice presidential
pick. But the indictment of Lewis Libby
reflects the fact that he and his aides
sometimes played a traditional vice
presidential role: attacking political
And though Karl Rove has at least
temporarily escaped charges in a probe
stemming from the leak of a CIA agent's
name, the entire matter has long
sounded like an operation from the
playbook the top White House strate-
gist used in past campaigns, including
those he ran for President Bush.
The Rove formula: Win at all costs.
It's prompted sharp tactics against Bush
foes like Sens. John McCain and John
Kerry; former Agriculture Commis-
sioner Jim Hightower; and Texas GOP
rivals Rob Mosbacher and John Weaver,
later an adviser to McCain.
But the man who holds the some-
what misleading title of deputy chief of
staff has often avoided direct responsi-
bility and now may have avoided some-
thing even worse - a criminal charge.
In this case, the target was former
Ambassador Joseph Wilson. The reason:
his role as a critic of a key rationale
for Bush's decision to attack Iraq, the
suggestion that Saddam Hussein was
seeking nuclear weapons.
Cheney, of course, was one of the
main advocates of the attack that over-
threw Saddam. His questions about
reports that the Iraqi despot had sought
nuclear material from Niger apparently
played a role in triggering Wilson's mis-
sion to the African nation.
What apparently set off the White
House assault was Wilson's increasingly
public role, climaxing with a 2003
article in The New York Times that
directly challenged the claim about
Saddam and nuclear weapons.
In the days after its publication,
both Libby and Rove played an active
role in seeking to undercut Wilson's
credibility by suggesting to reporters
that, because of his wife's role in the
CIA, his criticism was part of an ongo-
ing effort by the intelligence agency
against the White House.
The formal charges against Libby
stem from his efforts to spread word
of Wilson's connection, via his wife,
to the CIA.
When asked about this, the indict-
ment said, he falsely testified that he
got the information from reporters in
what may have been an effort to shield
the vice president from direct involve-
ment in the effort to discredit Wilson.
Still, it's been evident that Cheney,
whom Bush picked primarily for his
vast governmental experience, is no
slouch in making pointed charges
against political rivals. It's a role many
past vice presidents and vice presiden-
tial candidates have played.
Last year, he caused a stir by sug-
gesting that, if Kerry beat Bush, the
nation would face an increased risk of
As for Rove, he has long been
known for the hard-nosed politics he
learned as an ally of the late Lee Atwa-
ter in Young Republican politics three
As he worked his way up the politi-
cal ladder, controversy has accompa-
nied the man whose mastery of politi-
cal strategy helped him become one of
the most powerful White House aides
An early incident was the bugging
of his office during Bill Clements' 1986
gubernatorial campaign, which some
foes alleged he did himself. Another
was his ouster from the 1992 campaign
of Bush's father, when he was blamed
for a leak aimed at Mosbacher.
In the late 1980s, Rove had ties to
an FBI probe of top Democrats that
led to the conviction of three aides to
Agriculture Commissioner Hightower.
Rove, who was advising his Republican
rival, Rick Perry, now the state's gover-
nor, denied any direct role in the inci-
dent, which contributed to Hightower's
In 2000 and 2004, it was widely
believed Rove had ties to "indepen-
dent" efforts aimed at Bush rivals, but
he denied it and nothing was proved.
In 2000, Weaver accused Rove of
involvement in the anonymous phone
calls during the critical South Carolina
primary that falsely accused McCain,
who adopted a child from Bangladesh,
of having fathered an illegitimate black
child. Later, some close Rove allies were
involved in misleading ads against the
senator's environmental record.
In 2004, the issue was the so-called
"Swift Boat" ads, sponsored by long-
time GOP contributors, which accused
Kerry of exaggerating his claims of
heroism during the Vietnam War.
But Rove has always managed to
deflect criticism and avoid legal dif-
ficulty. The fact that he has so far
escaped indictment after a lengthy
and intensive probe suggests he may
do so again.
To the sweet girl I met outside of the Sci-
ence and Tech buildingI am kicking
myself for not giving you my number.
Same time and place this week?
Driving in Greenville 101 part 2it's
called atxinker, it doesn't require a lot of
movement and it will prevent people from
rear ending you. It is not a decoration
- it was put there for a reason so USE IT.
It's great to laugh in the face of mis-
fortune until you realize misfortune is
going to have the last laugh.
To the guy who wrote the article on
The Libertines, you made my week. I
didn't know anyone else on campus
listened to them, which is a shame.
Quit pretending to be politically cor-
rect when you are a racist at heart.
Why is it that the one place I can't get
a signal on my cell phone is in my
Live strong is for testicular cancer, and
the pink ones are for breast cancer, nei-
ther of which are caused by smoking.
Smoking causes LUNG cancer!
I don't like you. That's why I don't
answer my phone. Get a clue. I avoid
you like the plague.
To the guy who cheated on his girl-
friend, don't thank the girl with one
earring for your misery- thank yourself,
you are the one that cheated!
To ECU bus drivers that think they're
competing in the Indy 500Hello!
You're driving a huge bus with pas-
sengers, not a stock car!
An instructor from NC State said that
black people should "exterminate
white people of f the face of the planet
If that s not racist I don't know what Is.
That the story was only a blip on the
media radar is disgusting. I shudder
to think at the explosion if a white
instructor said something similar
regarding a minority.
Someone explain to me WHY Java
City at Wright Place has only ONE
employee during the busiest part of the
mornings! I need my coffee!
SuperNintendoisgreat However, I went
to EB Games to trade-in some cartridges
and they offered me FIVE CENTS for my
To the guy who touched me on the
crowded commuter bus, take that mess
back to high school, when hallways
used to be crowded. Next time I will
Dr. Collins is my hero. Whoelse would
include the words baby sandwich in a
philosophical debate? The absurdity of
his reply was freaking hilarious, and I
want to buy him a drink.
I feel like a failure as an English major
-1 cannot seem to find a word to quite
cover the awfulness of the stench
coming from you.
I bet in the Messiest Roommate Com-
petition, my roommate would own
all others. That's not necessarily a
Why does Pirate Rant only publish
rants concerning bashing girls or guys?
Why not publish issues that matter, or
issues that need to be heard like park-
Matt Cohen, I want to have your
babies! I will vote for you.
When rejected by a girl, NEVER go for
the best friend.
Who steals shampoo and conditioner?
Seriously, now, vvho does that?
Thank You Greenville police for giving
me a ticket for not wearing my seatbelt
in my roommate's car as I was about
to get out of it in front of Bate. While
people are getting shot downtown and
drug busts are going on in the dorms,
you are concerned for my safety in a car
with no belt. THANK YOU.
Clean up after yourself. We are your
roommates, not your mother. Don t act
like you didn't hear us when we ask you
to help do the dishes. Also, please use
your inside voice if you have one.
GUYS - just because a girl has blonde hair
and is skinny does nra necessarily make
her attractive! Those two characteristics
alone seriously do not make someone
hot - she's skfriny and she has blonde
hair, big deal - fake a sec and check
out that busted face and those nasty
teeth before making stupid comments!
What is the point in the girls around
here wearing Eskimo boots with a
miniskirt. If it's cold enough to wear
the boots then I might suggest you
change the skirt for some pants.
To the bartender in the back bar
of The Element, watching you
throw out that guy was the hot-
test thing I've seen. I'd pay to see
that again! From now on fin only
going to The Element to see you.
Why is it so hard being friends with
females? Why do they talk so much
crap about you behind your back
and then put a fake smile on their
face while around you. Do us both
a favor by not wasting your energy
being falce around me. Thanks!
Are there any other black people who
feel let down by their people?
What is up with the rise of sequined
purses? Ladies if it can double as a disco
ball DONT BUY IT!
To all RA's whose goal in life is to stick
their ear up doors and listen to personal
conversationsget a life.
To all you boys and girls out there,
whose Daddy leased you a beamer: it
doesn't make you rich or cool. Maybe
the hair gel, popped collar, and sleazy
sorority girlfriend will.
To everyone who still has a W. bumper
sticker on his car: we told yew so.
When did I get to be so old?
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TUESDAY November 1,2005
Picks of the Week:
Dashboard Confessional - Unplugged
I'm not exactly sure how MTV can
do an "Unplugged" for a band which
(at the time) played only acoustic
music, but this live performance
illustrates more than singer Chris
Carrabba's ability to make any young
girl's heart melt. Before the trendy
electrified days of "Vindicated" and
"Hands Down" version 2.0, there
was Carrabba and his guitar. It was
stripped down, ft was raw. It was one
of the best of the "Unplugged" series
that I have ever seen (aside from
Nirvana). This performance shows
how intertwined Carrabba's vocals
are with the crowd, with the fans,
more often than not, singing louder
than the band ever could. If the sound
of Carrabba and company on electric
guitar, singing for sub par comic book
movies makes you cringe, pop in this
CDDVD combination and hear the
real version of "Hands Down
Boysetsfire, From Autumn to Ashes
and The Esoteric will be at the Uncoln
Theatre in Raleigh on Monday, Nov. 7.
The "Zippo Hot Tour" featuring the
All-American Rejects and Rooney
will make a stop at Cats Cradle in
Carrboro on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
The "Improv Allstars" featuring Drew
Carey. Chip Esten, Greg Proops, Jeff
Davis. Jonathan Mangum, Kathy
Kinney and Sean Masterson will
be performing at the Memorial
Auditorium in Raleigh on Thursday,
Converge, Darkest Hour and The
Red Chord will be at Cats Cradle
in Carrboro on Thursday, Nov. 17.
311 will be at the House of Blues in
Myrtle Beach, SC on Saturday, Nov. 26.
Clay Aiken will be performing at the RBC
Center in Raleigh on Thursday, Dec. 22.
Names In the News
Forever young in our hearts, Brooke
Shields will always seem too much
of a child herself to be having kids.
But there the pretty baby Is, now
pregnant with her second child, the
New York Post reports. She already
has a daughter, Rowan, 2, with
husband Chris Henchy. Along with
the little joy bundle, we are all, of
course, awaiting Shields' book, Down
Came the Rain: My Journey Through
Postpartum Depression, scheduled
to hit bookstores next spring. You may
remember the battle royal Shields
had with Tom Cruise, who criticized
her for her use of prescription drugs
to slog through depression. Incensed
enough to rebut the boy on the op-ed
page of the New York Times, Shields
dissed Cruise, saying his rant was
"a disservice to mothers everywhere"
Bet you all remember where you were
when model Kate Moss first entered
drug rehabilitation a month ago.
The big events linger. Anyway, she
checked out of Arizona's Meadows
clinic, says the Post, was reunited
with daughter Lila, 3, and is looking
forward to getting back to work. Moss,
31, was seen on videotape snorting
cocaine in a London recording studio.
Those high and happy moments cost
her lucrative contracts with H&M,
Burberry and Chanel.
Dude, Where's my flying car?
Don't let the kids read this one:
The Ford Anglia we see flying
through all the Harry Potter films
has been swiped from a studio lot in
England. Stored in the open under
a tarpaulin, the car was un-drivable
and could not have been moved on
its own steam, according to cops
quoted by British news services.
You've waited, and the gods of
television answered. The second
edition of ABC's "Dancing With the
Stars" will be seen at 8 p.m. EST
Thursdays beginning Jan. 5, ABC
announced Friday. The program will
run for two months, replacing "Alias
which is going on hiatus while star
Jennifer Garner is on maternity leave.
The new dancing celebrities for the
show have yet to be announced.
A ranking of the 10 most egotistical
celebrities has just been published by
Teen People. The stars were selected
by virtue of comments they have
made which Indicate a breath-taking
degree of self-involvement.
The winners are (drumroll, please):
10. Lindsay Lohan
9. R. Kelly
8. Avril Lavigne
Survival of the fittest: Week four
No pain, no gain:
Personal trainers really
ASSISTANT FEATURES EDITOR
Before officially starting this
whole ordeal, I became pretty
certain that 1 would hate Fridays,
the one day of the week where I
actually have to get up off of my
lazy butt and listen to a personal
trainer tell me what to do for
an hour. I'm basically a really
stubborn person that doesn't
take well to people telling me
what to do. Lucky for me, and
probably for my exercise com-
rades as well, our trainers were
not nearly as hard core as I had
expected. They urged us to work
hard, but not to strain ourselves.
Like Kristin Day said last
week, we did a lot of work with
the elliptical and the rowing
machine, in addition to working
our backs and abs. Since that was
my first week with the trainer,
not only was I out of shape, but
I was also experiencing pain in
areas which 1 didn't even know I
had prior to that day. This pain
persisted for at least the next day
or two - needless to say I was not
a happy girl. On the flip side, I
also felt a lot better, and by better
I mean healthier. When 1 left the
gym that day, I felt like I had more
energy and I was in a much better
mood than I was before 1 walked
through the doors of the SRC.
This actually made me sort of
excited for our workout this week.
Our week four workout con-
sisted of us stepping onto my
least favorite piece of exercise
equipment ever invented - the
treadmill. Oh treadmill, how 1
Kristin Murnane listens intently to advice from her SRC personal trainer while Kristin Day and Ed McKim enjoy their elliptical time.
Basically we walked, jogged
and, if you're as ambitious as
Ed, ran, for our weekly hour
of training. Our only breaks
from the monotony of our feet
thumping, or in my case, trip-
ping, involved weight training
with the one and only Warren,
personal trainer extraordinaire.
My favorite part about this
week's workout: not being in
anywhere near as much pain as
I was in last week.
This week I started to become
more comfortable with the gym.
I used to think that all of the
people there had these rock hard
bodies and they were able to
work out for hours on end, and
it's made me more comfortable
seeing more full-figured people
like myself working out. I no
longer have anxiety about going
to the gym, and I'm actually
looking forward to next week.
In next Tuesday's article, Kris-
tin Day will give you a rundown
of the group fitness classes that
she has been taking.
Until next time Maybe
I will see you at the SRC this
week, as I know I am inspiring
This writer can be contacted at
Fit Tip of the Week:
Before you even get out of bed
in the morning, do 10 stomach
crunches while lying flat on your
mattress. Increase daily by one
until you get up to 100. Think
you'll never get there? Try it. You
may eventually have to set your
clock to wake up IS minutes
earlier, a small price to pay for
a flatter stomach. Taken from
to Pirate Country
Purple Reign Homecoming Parade
Author of the novel will visit ECU Nov. 4 at the Murphy Center.
7. Justin Timberlake
6. Jack White
5. Christina Aguilera
1 Paris Hilton
l ife" star topped the list
nation: "(By) channeling
myinner heiress, 1 created a new
opportunity for young heiresses
Author visits ECU to retell
PeeDee the Pirate is a near and
dear symbol for all who attend
this university. Joyner Library
knows that and has put together,
along with Friends of Joyner
Library, a presentation about
the infamous pirate, Blackbeard.
Blackbeard, or Edward Teach,
was a feared pirate from 1716
until his brutal death in 1718.
Most major ports of the east
coast have some sort of docu-
mentation of the famed pirate.
Blackbeard lived out his last
days in Bath on the Pamlico
Sound of North Carolina. Many
of his political transgressions
. took place there with corrupt
politicians and Governor Charles
Eden. Blackbeard was killed in
a bloody battle at sea by orders
from the Royal Governor of
Virginia in 1718. After his death
his head hung from a pole on
the Hampton River in Virginia.
On Nov. 4 at the Murphy
Center author Margaret Hoff-
man will come to share the tales
from her first novel, "Black-
beard: A Tale of Villainy and
Murder in Colonial America
which was published in 1998.
Hoffman's interest in pirate
tales, and more importantly
Blackbeard stories, began when
she spent her summer vacations
on the coast of the Carollnas.
She learned a lot about the
political side of the pirate tales.
"The story is mainly about
the scandal and political side
of Blackbeards' life with the
Governor Charles Eden said
Sarah Dickens of the Office of
Development at Joyner Library.
The presentation will include
a social hour, auction and ban-
quet. There will also be a viewing
of artifacts donated by the North
Carolina Maritime Museum. The
artifacts will include bullets, old
rope, pieces of silver platters and
glass relicts from what is believed
to be Blackbeard's ship the Queen
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Greenville was alive early last Saturday morning with the Homecoming parade featuring
floats from campus organizations and music from the Marching Pirates as they filled the
streets near campus.
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Day in the life of: ECU Police Officer
Major Frank Knight
explains it all
We see them patrolling
campus, stationed downtown
and possibly arresting drunken
friends but we never stop to
consider just how tough a day in
the life of an ECU police officer
can be. This campus is teeming
with crimes of all sorts and police
officers have to be alert at every
possible moment on this campus.
Police officers keep the peace
downtown when things get crazy
and form bonds with different
departments on and around
campus to establish effective
Many of us take police
for granted but without
them this campus would
be a raging crime spree.
TEC: What is a typical day
like for you?
Major Knight: Well I am
in the Support Services divi-
sion of the ECU Police Depart-
ment. My section and I work
to provide materials and sup-
port to the patrol division so
they can enforce their duties.
I deal with payroll and pur-
chases of fuel, supplies and
equipment for the patrol officers.
I also deal with leasing vehicles.
TEC: What are the dif-
ferent divisions of the
ECU Police Department?
Major Knight: There are
actually three divisions of the
ECU Police Department. There is
the Patrol Division who are all the
police officers students usually
see around campus and down-
town. There is a Support Services
division, which I am a part of,
and we are like the administra-
tive staff and deal mostly with
assisting other divisions. Lastly,
there is the Campus Safety divi-
sion which deals exclusively with
crime prevention, the police
push button alarms on campus
and dorm and campus safety.
TEC: What do you like
most and least about your job?
Major Knight: What I like
most is the camaraderie between
the different divisions of the
ECU Police Department. I like
the interaction with the patrol
division. There are a lot of good
standing police officers at ECU.
It feels good to work with other
police officers and people of
other departments in order to
meet the expectations of the uni-
ECU police vehicles are seen all over campus to maintain order.
versity and to meet the needs of
the officers patrolling the street.
What I least like about my job
is seeing when officers have to
take enforcement actions on ECU
students who are under the influ-
ence of alcohol. These kids end
up getting hurt in a fight or acci-
dent or end up being involved
in a crime or a victim of a crime.
It's the saddest thing when I
know they'd otherwise be great
outstanding citizens of the uni-
versity if only they weren't drunk
TEC: So you'd say drinking is
a problem at ECU?
Major Knight: The three
biggest problems at ECU are petty
theft, underage drinking and
over indulgence drinking. The
petty theft on campus usually
occurs when individuals fail to
secure their property. Underage
drinking is a major problem at
ECU because our studies have
shown that most violent crimes
that take place here such as
vandalism, assault, robbery and
sexual assaults are associated
with underage drinking and
TEC: What can happen to
those who are caught drinking
Major Knight: Underage
drinkers are usually given a fine
and have a campus appearance
ticket at the office of student
conflict and resolution. If the
situation is serious, a student may
be issued a state citation and have
to appear in court. In the worst
case, such as a fight, a student can
be arrested and sent to the Pitt
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TEC: What made you want to
become a police officer?
Major Knight: Well it kind
of happened by accident. I was
in the military and there was a
shortage of police officers so I
got placed into the police career.
I was a military police officer for
23 years and have been with the
ECU police department for more
than nine years. I loved my job
in the military and wanted to
continue to be a police officer in
civilian life and fortunately I was
hired by ECU.
TEC: What is it that you want
students to know about ECU
Major Knight: I just want
students to know that we are
here to protect and serve. We
are here to provide safety to resi-
dents in dorms and students on
campus. Our primary concern is
the welfare of the students. We
have enforcement actions for
those who violate the rules of the
campus, city and state but mainly
we are here to protect and serve
the students of ECU.
Next time you see an officer,
think about what they do for you.
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Knights ruin Pirates' homecoming
Severe knee damage ends
season for Culpepper f
The Minnesota Vikings season
of problems took another downturn
Monday when it was learned that
the damage to quarterback Daunte
Culpepper's right knee would knock
him out for the season, and possibly
longer. Vikings coach Mike Tice said
at his afternoon news conference
that the veteran quarterback has
damage to a number of different
areas in the right knee, including the
anterior cruciate ligament, medial
collateral ligament and posterior
cruciate ligament The damage was
discovered in an MRI on Monday
morning. Tice said Culpepper faced
a long rehabilitation but that the injury
Autopsy reveals heart
problems for Collier
James Pinkney is sacked and fumbles the football in the second quarter of Saturday afternoon's game against Central Florida.
lead to costly C-USA loss
Tears dripped and heads hung
low as ECU gimped off the field
for their second consecutive loss.
Massive men were humbled as
excitement withered away only
to be replaced by an eerie still-
Central Florida (5-3, 4-1)
ruined ECU's homecoming cel-
ebration winning 30-20 in a Con-
ference USA divisional match-up.
ECU's miscues and mistakes led
to six turnovers, which resulted
in 17 UCF points.
Once again, the Pirates (3-5,
2-3) were close. Close enough
to smell the win, but not able
to corral the victory. 'What-ifs'
rained in the post game press
conference. 'If only' was the
jargon again, used in each of
ECU's five losses.
"I don't know what to say, I'm
frustrated said first-year Head
Coach Skip Holtz.
"I'm not mad at the players).
My heart just breaks for them. We
just keep making the mistakes
that get you beat
On 2nd-and-3 at UCF's 17,
Brandon Fractious became the
culprit of ECU's turnover plague.
Down 24-20, Fractious was fight-
ing off an incoming UCF tackier
when the ball struck offensive
guard Matt Butler's helmet and
"That fourth quarter drive, I
fumbled the rock said a teary-
"I just told myself to squeeze
the ball. I squeezed it and the
next you know, it came out
Fractious earned 107 yards
on 10 carries, both career-highs.
The junior college transfer gained
96 yards and two touchdowns
in the second-half alone. How-
ever, Fractious has been fighting
fumbling problems as Johnson's
backup since he coughed up the
ball against USM.
see FOOTBALL page A8
ECU ice hockey team clubs Radford
Investigators suspect Atlanta Hawks
center Jason Collier died of a heart
problem and will announce their
findings Tuesday. The 28-year-old
player died Oct. 15 after he had
trouble breathing In his Georgia
home. The autopsy was conducted by
the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
GBI spokesman John Bankhead says
the office performs all Forsyth County
autopsies, and Bankhead said this
autopsy showed the cause of death to
be "heart-related' The comer's office
announced a news conference for
Tuesday. Coroner Lauren McDonald
said his office pulled Collier's medical
records from the Houston Rockets
and Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks are
wearing permanent black shoulder
patches on their uniforms to honor the
7-footer, who was a part-time starter
the last two seasons for Atlanta after
three years in Houston. He began
his college career at Indiana before
transferring to Georgia Tech. The
Hawks will leave Collier's uniform in
his locker through the season. f.
Ian Falcon celebrates with brother Tyler Falcon and teammate John Koritz after ECU'S first goal Friday night.
Huge crowd watches
first-ever home game
ECU president and first-string
goalie Brent Falcon imagined
bringing hockey to Greenville
over a year ago. What the elder
Falcon didn't imagine was that
his twin younger brothers would
have the biggest impact when the
day finally arrived.
Tyler Falcon scored twice,
both times assisted from his twin,
Ian Falcon. ECU (3-1) used the
Falcon trio to sweep Radford (0-
3) for their first-ever home wins.
ECU held on late for a 4-3 victory
on Friday night in front of an
estimated crowd of 300.
"I was very proud the culmi-
nation of the past year's worth of
work said Brent Falcon.
"I don't think I could have
written it up any better than
the way it turned out on Friday
The board-to-board crowd
ignited the team despite their
9:30 p.m. face-off. Neither team
scored in the first period. After
Tyler Falcon's first goal, forward
Mike Ormsbee notched a power-
play goal less than two minutes
The Highlanders sandwiched
scores between the third-period
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Pirates fall on Senior Day
Team remains winless for
For the ECU men's soccer
team, Sunday was another dis-
appointing day as the Pirates
dropped their 13th game of the
season, losing to Tulsa 4-2. Even
more disappointing for the five
seniors on the team was that it
was their final home game in a
season where the Pirates (0-13-1,
0-7-0 Conference USA) have yet
to taste victory.
"It's been real disappoint-
ing said senior Matt Kowaleski,
who shares the team lead in goals
"We've just had an unlucky
Kowaleski, Sean Harris, Shinn
Takagi, David Rowe and Ryan
Bostian closed out their careers
Things started well for the
Pirates, who scored first 22 min-
utes in, when Zach Matthews hit
Calvin Simon, whose shot found
the lower left corner of the net.
It was Simon's sixth goal of the
year and the Pirates held an early
lead, something they have not
been accustomed to this year.
The attitude at the half was one
"Everybody was really
pumped like we might be able
to pull this game out Takagi
said, "but I think everybody just
Tulsa (5-6-6,2-4-3) responded
quickly as Daniel Wasson headed
a ball to Matt Wiley, who then
headed it past ECU keeper
Zachery Roszel to tie the game at
1-1 less than a minute later.
The Pirates regained the lead
before the half when Kowaleski
netted his sixth goal of the
season off a free kick from Danny
The second half was all Tulsa
as the Golden Hurricane netted
three unanswered goals. Kyle
Brown got the scoring started
10 minutes into the half, picking
up his own rebound. Nine min-
utes later, Wiley found the net
again, fortuitously, off a
blocked free kick. Jonathan
Lange capped the scoring
late in the game, with an assist
from Eric Burkholder.
The second halves of games
have not been a strong suit for
the Pirates this season, and
conditioning may be part of the
"I don't know if we get tired
or what Kowaleski said of the
second half, "but we just seem
to give it away
Takagi said the key to strong
finishes starts before the season
"We need more condition-
ing in the preseason the native
Japanese player said.
"Our conditioning was pretty
In just his fourth start of the
season, Roszel recorded a season-
high 14 saves on 19 shots. Roszel
was filling in for normal starter
Chris Hicks, who is out with a
The Pirates will search for
that elusive win this weekend
when they travel to Florida for
their final two matches of the
season against UCF and Florida
International, both make-up
games from Hurricane Wilma.
"We just need to have fun
and get a win on the board said
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Lady Pirates earn No. 7
seed in C-USA tournament
SID � The ECU women's
soccer team earned its fourth Con-
ference USA Tournament berth
in five years Saturday afternoon
after defeating Marshal 1-0 in
double-overtime. Head Coach Rob
Donnenwirth and his squad will
square-off against No. 2 seed SMU
on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. at
the Rice TrackSoccer Stadium.
The Pirates (8-11-0, 4-S-0)
loss to SMU (Oct. 23) on Senior
Day at Bunting Field 2-0 to
close out the home portion of
the schedule. In four C-USA
Tournament matches, the Pirates
are 1-3 all-time recording their
lone win in 2002 after defeating
Houston (2-1) to advance to the
UCF and SMU both secured a
share of the 200S C-USA regular
season women's soccer champi-
onship on Sunday by picking up
2-1 victories over Houston and
Memphis, respectively. Both
squads finished the confer-
ence schedule with identical 8-1
records and 16 points. UCF earns
the top seed in the upcoming
C-USA Women's Soccer Tourna-
ment by winning a tie-breaker
between the schools. SMU will
be the No. 2 seed, while the
championship host Rice will be
the third seed in the eight-team
draw which is set to begin on
Wednesday, Nov. 2.
The remaining seeds are as
follows: UTEP is No. 4, Mem-
phis is No. 5, UAB is No. 6, ECU
is No. 7 and Houston is No. 8.
Top-seeded UCF will face No.
8 Houston in the tournament's
opening game at Noon (CT) on
Wednesday. No. 4 UTEP will face
No. S Memphis at 2:30 p.m. to
conclude the afternoon match-
ups. The evening games on
Wednesday feature No. 2 SMU
vs. No. 7 ECU at 5 p.m to be
followed by home-standing No.
3 Rice and the reigning C-USA
Tournament champions, No. 6
UAB at 7:30 p.m.
Since the top two seeds did
not meet in the regular season,
UCF earned the No. 1 seed
because of a 3-0 victory over
Rice, the two schools' highest-
seeded common opponent in the
regular season, this past Friday,
Oct. 28. The Owls defeated SMU
2-1 in double-overtime on Oct. 9.
UTEP and Rice finished in a tie
for third in the standings with 13
points each, but the Owls took
a 3-1 decision from UTEP in a
head-to-head match-up between
the schools on Oct. 23 to earn
the No. 3 seed.
The Pirates and Cougars
clinched the final two spots in
the tournament this weekend to
set the field of eight. ECU had to
use a 1-0 double-overtime victory
at Marshall on Saturday to make
the field, while Houston regis-
tered the one point it needed on
Friday in a 1-1 tie with Southern
Miss. The Pirates, the Cougars
and Tulsa each finished the regu-
lar season with eight points, but
the Golden Hurricane was the
odd team out after going 0-2 in
the regular season with losses
against ECU and Houston. The
Pirates earned the No. 7 seed by
defeating Houston in the regular
season on Oct. 21.
Epstein resigns, walks
away from Red Sox
(AP) � Red Sox general
manager Theo Epstein resigned
Monday, surprising Boston and
the baseball world just one year
after he helped build the fran-
chise's first World Series cham-
pionship team since 1918.
The team said in a statement
that Epstein will continue work-
ing for several days to assist in
the transition and prepare for
The Boston Herald, which
first reported the news on its
web site, said the Yale graduate
has told associates that he may
leave baseball, or at least take a
The Dodgers, Phillies and
Devil Rays have GM openings,
but none has a $120 million
payroll to match the one Epstein
was given in Boston.
The 31-year-old Epstein was
reportedly offered about $4.5
million for a three-year exten-
sion quadruple his previous
salary. But it was still short of the
$2.5 million a year the Red Sox
offered Oakland's Billy Beane
in 2002 before making Epstein
the youngest GM in baseball
Although Epstein and team
president Larry Lucchino hag-
gled over the usual issues of
salary and authority, the Herald
said Epstein went through "ago-
nizing soul-searching" about his
relationship with his mentor.
The Herald said a Sunday news-
paper column contained inside
Information about their rela-
tionship, "slanted too much in
Lucchino's favor and convinced
Epstein there had been a breach
Epstein grew up blocks away
from Fenway Park and worked
for Lucchino with the Baltimore
Orioles and San Diego Padres.
A lifelong Red Sox fan, Epstein
was brought to Boston to be the
assistant GM and promoted to
his dream job in 2002, about five
weeks before his 29th birthday.
Boston Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein resigned Monday, Oct. 31.
A devotee of statistical analy-
sis who values his scouts as
well, Epstein's tenure has been
marked by bold adventures that
often conflicted with baseball
He signed first baseman
Kevin Millar, despite an unspo-
ken agreement not to poach from
He went without a traditional
closer In his first year, with disas-
He tried to trade for reign-
ing MVP Alex Rodriguez a deal
that would have meant shipping
out Manny Ramirez and Nomar
Garciaparra and then, without
remorse, pulled the plug when
the deal became too expensive.
He ate Thanksgiving dinner
with Curt Schilling in a college
football-style recruiting trip
that lured the right-handed ace
He traded Garciaparra, the
face of the franchise, for the parts
he needed to complete the World
But the efforts have paid
The Red Sox reached the AL
championship series in 2003
before the lack of a closer doomed
Grady Little in Game 7 at Yankee
Stadium. The next year, with a
new manager and the closer it
had lacked, the ballclub won its
first World Series in 86 years.
Boston reached the postsea-
son for a third consecutive year
this season before getting swept
by the Chicago White Sox in the
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"I thought he competed
hard Holtz said.
"I told him, every time 1 see
you put the ball on the ground, 1
lose a little more confidence that
you're going to hold onto it If
everyday, you put the ball on the
ground - you're not going to play.
1 don't care who you are
"We go through drills at prac-
tice all the time Fractious said.
"We're always focusing on
holding the ball when you're
running. It's a constant thing
we're doing every, every day.
It's disappointing when do you
something everyday in practice
and you just go out there and let
Fractious and true freshman
Dominque Lindsay spearheaded
an otherwise stagnant rushing
game in the second-half. As a
team, ECU gained a season-high
272 yards on the ground. Lindsay
finished with 11 carries for 73
yards including a 32-yarder.
With no score due to an ECU
goal-line stand, Travis Williams
attempted to field a punt at his
own 3-yard line. The sensational
punt returner as a freshman
muffed the punt allowing Curtis
Francis to recover the ball inside
ECU'S 1-yard line.
"I made a careless mistake
and I let my team down said
"I really didn't get square and
it rubbed off on my shoulder pad.
I'm still frustrated about it
"We've got to stay the course
"We've got to keep teaching
and teaching and teaching. It's
frustrating we keep making these
mistakes that are going to lose
football games. Everybody has
a job to do. Do your job. It's not
all about Travis it's about this
UCF running back Jason
Peters scored the first of his two
rushing touchdowns immedi-
ately after Williams' fumble on a
1-yard scamper. James Pinkney's
second interception led to a
Matt Prater 26-yard field goal to
extend UCF's second-quarter led
On 3rd-and-l, Peters broke off
a 67-yard touchdown run. The
junior finished with 14 carries
for 113 yards. UCF gained 249
yards on the ground off of ECU's
115th ranked rushing defense.
Down 17-3, ECU ran off 17
consecutive points capped off
with Fractious' second touch-
down run, a 7-yard dash with
12:16 remaining in the fourth
Similar to last week's game
against Memphis, the Pirate
defense allowed a touchdown to
reverse the game's momentum.
Mike Walker beat Kasey Ross
and Zach Baker on a 38-yard
post route from Steven Moffett.
After the Fractious fumble and
Pinkney's third interception,
Moffett again found Walker in
the end zone- this time on a 31-
yard play-action hookup.
"UCF was a great team, but
we're also a great team Fractious
said. "We work just as hard as any
football team in the nation. It's
just real disappointing we're
"Of course, it hurts said
Chris Moore about the loss. "We
got to win these next three games v.
to go to a bowl. I haven't been to -g
a bowl here yet. I'm willing to do ?
whatever it takes �
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Skip Holtz speaks with his players on the sidelines during the game Saturday.
HOCkCy from page A6
intermission to even the score.
After another Tyler Falcon goal,
sophomore Corey Fleitz notched
an insurance goal. Fleitz scored
within two minutes of Falcon's
second goal, this time with 11:44
After a Highlander goal, ECU
was forced to cling on amid a
screaming crowd. Brent Falcon
knocked away 26 third-period
shots to seal the Blue Ridge
Hockey Conference win.
"ECU fans in basically every
sport are ruthless, but hockey
fans are no different Brent
"They let Radford have it.
We were pretty confident that
they weren't going to come to
our home rink and leave with a
win. We were determined that we
were going to win our first ever
ECU dominated Radford
10-2 in the Saturday matinee.
The Pirates, fresh off Friday's
win, scored the first seven goals
to cruise to the easy win. ECU
outnumbered Radford 40-25 in
"Radford came out flat and
we took it to them from the
beginning the team president
"We got up early on them
and kept the pressure on. We
controlled the tempo in both
Senior forward John Leonard
notched three goals and one
assist. Forward Mike Ormsbee
knocked home a power-play goal
and added three assists. Fresh-
man Daniel Hopkins netted two
goals and one assist.
"Not only were we finally
playing ice hockey in Greenville,
just to see how many showed up
and were excited to be there
Brent Falcon said.
"It was great to see that many
people get behind a relatively
new sport to Greenville. I think
we did convert a decent amount
of fans. I think there's a couple
more hockey fans walking around
campus now than there were
even a couple of weeks ago. The
atmosphere was awesome
ECU's two wins moved them
to second in the Southwest Divi-
sion standings of the Blue Ridge
Hockey Conference. The Pirates'
six points trail only Virginia
Military by two. VMI has seven
games remaining while ECU still
has nine conference games left.
Clemson and Appalachian State
have two points and 11 games
The Pirates will travel to
Chesapeake, Va. to take on Old
Dominion on Nov. 4. ECU will
play the very next day (Nov. S) in
Newport News, Va. against Wil-
liam & Mary. Both are conference
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The Hornets, forced out
of New Orleans by Hurricane
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on Tuesday night, the first of 35
regular-season games at the Ford
"I think it's going to be wild
and crazy Hornets coach Byron
Scott said Monday. "It's going to
be fun. It's going to be a great
Forward PJ. Brown, entering
his 13th NBA season and his sixth
with the Hornets, is the only
player left from the team's move
from Charlotte to New Orleans
"It's going to be a new city,
kind of like a grand opening
Brown said. "There's going to be
a lot of excitement. It's going to
be a festive-type atmosphere, and
the fans are going to be going
wild the first night.
"1 expect it to be a lot like it
was back home on opening night
three years ago
The Hornets have planned a
"BuzzFest" street party with live
music and the NBA's interactive
Jam Van. Artis Gilmore and Bill
Walton will sign autographs, and
former Oklahoma standout and
NBA All-Star Wayman Tisdale
will sing the national anthem.
The NBA released extra seats
that it had on hold, and less than
1,000 are available in the 19,163-
seat arena. Fans will be given a
limited edition T-shirt available
only to those in attendance, and
Jamal Maglore sits down during one of the Hornets' practices this week.
a commemorative program will
be on sale.
"I'm anxious to see what the
atmosphere's going to be like
said point guard Chris Paul,
the Hornets' No. 1 draft pick.
"It was pretty wild for the pre-
season games, but I'm sure they
were saving some things for the
opening night. I have no clue
what it's going to be like. I just
The Hornets, 18-64 last
season, had been scheduled to
start their season Wednesday
night at Cleveland, but the NBA
moved the team's home opener
against Sacramento up to Tuesday
night, where it joins three games
featuring the league's marquee
players and teams. The Hornets'
opener won't be televised nation-
ally, but TNT is planning live
In two preseason games in
Oklahoma City, the Flornets
' averaged more than 14,750 fans
and overcame 20-point first-half
deficits in both games - one a win
and one a four-point loss.
"We want to establish some
type of a home-court advantage
Scott said. "We've got a great
crowd, so we've got to bring an
energy and a physicality to the
game that we haven't been bring-
ing, and all our guys know that
The Hornets opened last
season 2-29 and were the NBA's
lowest-scoring team with only
88.4 points per game. But that
hasn't mattered to fans in Okla-
homa City who have been long-
ing for a chance to prove their
city is ready for a major-league
Out at restaurants, fans recog-
nize players, acknowledge them
and say, "Welcome Paul said,
and that goes a long way.
"We're in a new city away
from home Paul said, "but the
more people embrace us the more
we feel at home
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