The East Carolinian, November 2, 2005

Volume 81 Number 23 WEDNESDAY November 2, 2005
software to
College of
New software program
enables students to
create narratives
The TechSmith Corpora-
tion recently donated $5,100 to
17 English education graduate
students along with new inno-
vative software, the Camtasia
Studio 3.0.
The monetary donation is
meant to provide software, free
upgrades and technical support
to the college. Camtasia Studio
3.0 turns PowerPoint into a full-
motion video with narrative,
audio and interactive elements.
Users can record anything that
appears on their PC screen. The
videos can be posted on the Inter-
net or burned onto a CD-ROM.
"Not all students learn the
same way and having that visual
and narrated lecture or e-learning
module available 247 online is
an enormous resource tor any
student said Tanya Reynolds,
academic marketing manager for
The new program will be used
by the graduate students to create
Digital Philosophy of Education
Narratives, which are movies
created by students to represent
their educational philosophy
through text, audio narration,
music, images and theme.
"Camtasia 3.0 makes it very
simple for instructors who want
to replace memorization strate-
gies with teaching for under-
standing said Todd Finley,
associate professor of English
The Digital Philosophy of
Education Narratives will replace
the original requisite required by
most education majors in this
"By using Camtasia Studio
3.0, the reflective project becomes
more than a laundry list of cli-
ches Finley said.
"Also, I thought it was impor-
tant to create a project that
had genuine utility for setting
expectations in public school
A growing development in
public schools across the country
is the Digital Storytelling Move-
ment, which according to the
Center for Digital Storytelling, is
a grassroots media phenomenon
in which communities are creat-
ing their own short, three to five
minute digital stories from the
found material in their lives, such
as digital video, photographs, let-
ters, news clippings, etc. Digital
Education Narratives have been
utilized through the National
Writing Project, The Center for
Digital Stories and The George
Lucas Educational Foundation.
The graduate students will take
their narratives into their future
This is the first time Tech-
Smith has worked with ECU,
and the hope is that the success
of this project will lead to new
"Typically, we see instructors
and students in more technical
fields like the math and sciences
or engineering and architecture,
who use our software to com-
municate their technical ideas
Reynolds said.
"This project is exciting
because it involves English edu-
cation graduate students using
our product to communicate
their philosophy of education in
a multimedia format instead of
just written text
The Digital Philosophy of
Education's Narratives can be
viewed during finals week at the
end of the fall semester during
ECU's Curriculum and Instruc-
tion "Sundance" Festival.
"At ECU, we want teachers to
advocate for progressive instruc-
tion - otherwise, the expertise
vacuum is filled by textbook
company lobbyists said Finley.
This writer can be contacted at
Ceramics Guild hosts annual
mug sale this past Wednesday
Mug sale exceeds
The ECU Ceramics Guild's
annual mug sale took place last
Wednesday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
in the Jenkins Fine Arts Center
Ceramics students hand-
made each of the more than 400
mugs that were up for sale. The
guild was started in 1969 and
each department of the fine arts
center has one. The ECU Ceram-
ics Guild sponsors several annual
events similar to the mug sale,
including a Christmas sale the
first week of December and a
chili bowl sale in February. Each
sale traditionally provides addi-
tional incentives for purchasing
a ceramic piece, including free
chili with all the fixings during
the chili bowl sale.
At last year's chili bowl sale,
the guild made 192 bowls and
dispensed around 14 four-quart
casserole pots full of chili. Last
week's mug sale included free
coffee, tea or hot chocolate all
day with the purchase of a mug.
In addition, the artists of the
guild had a little extra help.
"This year, we got sponsor-
ship from Mudslinger's said
Ben Jensen, third year graduate
student in ceramics and president
of the ECU Ceramics Guild.
"They offered to give free
coffee to anyone who came in
with a coupon received with a
purchased mug to help boost
our sales
The money the guild makes
from the sale will go toward dif-
ferent things. The department
needs a salt-firing kiln and is
working on a wood-firing kiln,
so part of the profit will be
utilized in paying for the kilns.
The ceramics students also
attend the National Council
of Education for Ceramic Arts
conference, which takes place
this year in Portland, Oregon.
A portion of the profits will
also benefit the students' cost of
attending. Finally, a percentage
of the money also goes to the 13
artists who produced mugs for
the sale last week.
How were the mugs made?
According to Tammy McDow-
ell, a senior art major with a
concentration in ceramics and
one of the contributing artists
in this project, it is a week-long
process if it is done correctly.
The cup part and handle part of
the mug were made separately
by "throwing which involves
molding the shape on either an
electric or kick pottery wheel.
After the pieces are joined and
dried fully, the mug is subjected
to bisque firing, which takes
anywhere from one to two
days, in order to burn away the
natural elements in the ceramic,
such as water and organic matter
in the clay. Finally, the piece is
glaze fired, which takes two to
three days. This is where the
mug is dipped in glaze and fired
again to make it functional.
What results when it comes out
of the oven is a fully-functional
piece, ready to use.
For the mug sale, the partici-
pating artists threw a "throwing
party" this year.
"It started at 9 p.m and we
threw mugs from 9 p.m. until
we went out for breakfast in the
morning at 6 a.m Jensen said.
The artists also squeezed a
little fun into their "all-nighter"
with the first-ever "Claylim-
pics which allowed students to
test their skills in six different
off-the-wall events in throw-
ing. Prizes were given for the
tallest cylinder that could be
made with a certain amount of
clay on a pottery wheel, fastest
teapot, which is throwing and
assembling a teapot (the winner
accomplished this in only 2:08
minutes), throwing with only
the elbows, throwing with only
the feet, throwing in the dark
and team throwing. It was a
creative way for the students to
have some fun with their craft,
but none of the pieces resulting
from the "Claylimpics" made it
into the mug sale. Their time
was well-spent and this year's
sale can be counted a success.
By 2 p.m more than 180 of
the mugs had been sold, which
passed last year's 164 mugs sold,
and at least some of the artists
will be back for more in the
years to come.
"Although I am graduating
with a BFA in ceramics, I plan
to still help with the family
business in sign building,
while continuing to expand
my body of work in ceramics
said McDowell.
She also plans to participate
in the mug sale in the future.
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Making ceramics takes careful precision and timing.
New teachers gain
teaching assistance
through Project RIMS
Aromas are becoming more and more Interesting to researchers.
New research being done
on scents, Alzheimer's
Using aromas to
reduce stress among
Alzheimer's patients
There are new studies being
done at ECU to investigate the
relaxing effects of selected aromas
on patients with various stages of
Alzheimer's disease.
The Aroma and Alzheimer's
Project is being led by David
P. Loy, project investigator and
assistant professor of recreational
therapy. Loy has $20,919 of grant
money to work with during the
project, one that will involve 150
patients in 13 NC nursing homes
over a course of 20 weeks.
"We designed a study to
collect information in nursing
homes, and we are measuring the
effects of two different aromas
said Loy.
The two aromas Loy is using
are frankincense mixed with
grapefruit and clovud oil mixed
with grapefruit. The frankin-
cense mixture is designed to
be a behavior modifier, while
the latter serves as an appetite
stimulator. Loy is experiment-
ing with these oils by placing
drops of them on patients' bibs
or by applying some of it on a
patch near their torso. This is
done at the beginning of the
day when patients first awaken.
The experiment is controlled by
giving some patients the oils and
others just water, then comparing
the results.
The theory is that certain
aromas can reduce the number
of arousals patients have, thus
improving appetite and behavior.
Since the sense of smell is the
strongest sense tied to memory
and Alzheimer's disease impairs
memory, introducing relax-
ing scents may be beneficial to
"Some of our sites are using
the behavior blend and measur-
ing their behavioral ratings and
the number of psychotropic
medications the patients are
using Loy said.
"Many of these individuals
are on so many medications
He said this research could
show whether or not the oils
could be an alternative to the
number of medications Alzheim-
er's patients use. Some patients'
families have reported seeing
a regression back into the old
problems after being taken off
the experimental treatment.
"Anecdotally, some family
members are saying it's working
Loy said.
"Whether our data suggests
that or not, we're still going to
wait until all the data comes
in before we do a full statistical
There may even be use for
therapeutic aromas outside of
see RESEARCH page A2
The program will help advance math and science teachers.
ECU, local school
systems implement new
Project RIMS (Rural Initiative
in Mathematics and Science)
began its first semester at ECU
during August and will run
through summer 2006.
The program, funded by
the U.S. Department of Educa-
tion through UNC's Division of
University-School Programs and
the Center for School Leadership
Development, strives to "increase
the quality of teachers said Dr.
Karen Dawkins, director of the
Center for Science, Mathematics
and Technology Education.
Leading this new project is
Nancy Davis, director of ECU's
Rural Education Institute. The
program is designed to assist
and support lateral entry teach-
ers, who are teachers who have
a degree in a related field in
which they teach while they
work toward becoming licensed
to teach.
RIMS works with 30 teachers
in three participating counties:
Bertie, Hertford and Lenoir. In
those counties, there are approxi-
mately 235 lateral entry teachers,
and 84 of them are currently
teaching on the middle and
Putin wants
to avoid
high school levels. The partici-
pating teachers were chosen by
the county school system and
math or science department in
which they are employed based
on several criteria including
the teacher's need, interest and
"The need to do this stems
from the desire to keep our
country competitive in an ever-
expanding global economy said
Patrick Enderle, biology instruc-
tor and science resource mentor
for Project RIMS.
"As such, math and science
teachers, especially in middle
and high schools, serve as the
primary individuals responsible
for bringing about this change
. One goal of RIMS is to help new
or recently established teachers
face some of the many trials in
their jobs
Assisting the RIMS partici-
pants are "master teachers or
teachers with ample experience
and leadership skills in their
fields. Michael R. Swinson, assis-
tant director of the Center for Sci-
ence, Mathematics and Technol-
ogy Education specifically assists
the mathematics teachers while
Enderle assists the science teach-
ers. RIMS offers graduate courses
and one-on-one communication
with a professional to teachers
in need. There is also classroom
see RIMS page A2
MOSCOW (AP) � President
Vladimir Putin said Monday he
won't seek a third term in 2008,
but vowed not to allow "destabiliza-
tion" in Russia following the vote,
leaving the door open for drastic
action in the event of a crisis.
In an interview with Dutch
media on the eve of a visit to the
Netherlands, Putin reiterated
that he opposes changing the
constitution to prolong his time
in power - a possibility that has
been widely discussed because of
his popularity and control over
But Putin said that the 2008
presidential election will be a
"serious, difficult test for Russia"
and stressed that full power and
responsibility for the fate of
the country will remain in his
hands until the new president is
sworn in.
"I will not allow any destabi-
lization in Russia, in the interests
of the peoples of the Russian
Federation Putin said in the
interview with Dutch broadcaster
Network and financial newspaper
NRC Handelsblad.
He did not elaborate, but the
statement raised the possibility
that Putin could take unpredict-
able measures in the name of
stability in the event of unrest
or a political crisis in the weeks
between the election and the new
president's inauguration.
He suggested such actions
probably would not be necessary,
saying that he believes "the polit-
ical forces in Russia are mature
enough to understand their
responsibility to the people and
said the election would be a fair
one in which the candidate with
the most votes will win.
"At the same time, I want to
draw your attention to the fact
that according to the constitu-
tion, authority is handed over to
the new president after he takes
the oath of office, and until then
the current president holds full
responsibility for the situation
in the country he said.
Russia's experience with
power transfers purely by elec-
tion is limited: Putin was made
acting president by Boris Yeltsin
before he was first elected in
2000, and Yeltsin became presi-
dent when Russia was still part of
the Soviet Union.
With the Kremlin seeking
increasingly tight control over
politics and society and ner-
vously eyeing other ex-Soviet
republics where longtime lead-
ers have been ousted recently,
tension is palpable more than
two years before the March 2008
Putin has repeatedly said he
opposes changing the constitu-
tion to remain in power - without
strictly ruing it out - and has also
hinted vaguely of a continuing
role for himself and said he will
try to groom a successor.
"Of course, I am not indif-
ferent about whose hands the
country that I have dedicated
my whole life to ends up in
Putin said. "But if every new
head of state who comes to power
changes the constitution as he
sees fit, soon there will be noth-
ing left of this state
Asked if Russia could ever
join the NATO or the European
Union, Putin did not rule out
eventual membership in the mili-
tary alliance said Moscow would
consider joining the EU if invited
- but would not come knocking
at the door.
"Since childhood I have been
taught never ask for anything
and never to regret anything
he said.
He emphasized that, for now,
the important thing was to imple-
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Bowling for Dtabetss
The Student National Medical
Association of the Brody School
of Medicine at ECU will host
the second 'ACE. Bowl-a-
thon" (Awareness. Change and
Education) to raise money for
diabetes testing supplies and
community service projects on
Sunday, Nov. 6.
The bowf-a-thon wHI begin at 1:30
p.m. at the AMF East Carolina
Lanes, 700 Red Banks Road.
Teams with up to flve members
will bowl three garrtss - teams
should raise at Isast $150 in
pledges. Last years event raised
James G. Jones Family
Medicine Lecture
The director of the San Diego
Center for Patient 9afety will
present the annual James G.
Jones Distinguished Lecture In
Family Medicine at 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 6 In 2E-92 at the
Brody School of Medicine. Dr.
Joseph E. Scherger will speak
on the future of family medicine
during the lecture honoring
the founding chairman of the
Department of FamKy Medicine at
iECU Scherger is clinical professor
in the Department of Family and
Preventative Medicine at the
University of California, San Diego
School of Medicine. He is also
director of quality improvement in
correctional medicine at UCSD.
Think-In Technology Fair
Academic Outreach and
Information Technology &
Computing Services will host
Teaching with Technology 2005:
A Think-In of Best Practices"
Wednesday, Nov. 2 from 10 a.m.
- 2 p.m. in the Mendenhall Great
Rooms. This event wi provide ECU
faculty the opportuhfly to share
e their expertise using technology
in both face-to-fao�hd distance
education courses. Faculty are
invited to submit proposals for
laptop poster sessions. The
poster sessions should include
course demonstrations that
showcase the use of technology.
Faculty and staff attendees will
have the opportunity to judge
presentations and a first prize will
be awarded In each category.
Dance of Universal Peace
Dances of Universal Peace will
take place In the Mendenhall
multi-purpose room from 4 - 6
p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6 with sacred
singing and simple, heartfelt
movements. No experience is
needed, and trained professionals
will be on hand to Instruct. Live
music will be provided. The event
is free for all and refreshments will
be provided.
For more Information, visit
Friends of Joyner Library
The Friends of Joyner Library
will be having a banquet and
silent auction at 6 p.m. Friday,
Nov. 4 in Joyner Library. The
event will 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
Biackbeard: A Tale of Villainy and
Murder in 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-Flcklen Stadium and
Bagwell Field.
Tickets are $40 for the individual,
$65 for a couple, and $250
for a sponsor. For reservations
and information, contact Sarah
Dickens at 328-5666 or dickenss.
The Rainbow Fish
The children's musical The
Rainbow Fish wtl ba performed
at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nfc 5 in Wrtght
Auditorium. The Story is based on
Marcus Pfister's bestselling book.
Purchase subscriptions by Oct. 8
for best options. Family Pass (4
tickets to each show) $96, Public
Subscription (1 adult ticket to
each show) $30, ECU facultystaff
Subscription (1 adult ticket to
each show): $25, ECU Student
Youth Subscription (1 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.
Investigators find van of woman
missing with granddaughter
NEW BERN, NC (AP) - A sunken
minivan pulled from the Neuse River
Monday belonged to a Kinston
woman who has been missing along
with her granddaughter for nearly a
year, authorities said.
Forensic pathologists said they saw
one and possibly two sets of human
remains inside the van, the News &
Observer of Raleigh reported.
The remains will be sent to a medical
examiners office for autopsies, said W.
David McFadyen Jr Craven County's
district attorney. He said it's too soon
to say what caused the deaths.
The license plate on the van GAIL-
RN matched that of the 1998 Dodge
Caravan that Gail Haddock-Dail.
owned when she and her then 15-
year-old granddaughter, Heather
Roberts, were reported missing in
Deputies searching for a missing
fisherman discovered the van on
The van was raised out of the water
Monday with inflatable air bladders
and taken to a landfill for forensic
investigation, The Free Press of
Kinston reported.
Haddock-Dail, 58 at the time of her
disappearance, and Roberts were
last seen Dec. 6. They had been
living in a motel in Kinston after a
fire damaged their home. They were
reportedly driving to Roanoke, va to
visit Haddock-Dail's brother.
Her estranged husband, Glenn Dail,
told investigators that Haddock-Dail
called him earty Dec. 7 to say they
were stranded in the water and
drowning inside of their van.
Police traced the cell phone call to
Craven County, but searches of the
area proved unfruitful.
The site where the van was found
Sunday had been searched twice
before, Craven County Sheriff Jerry
Monette told The N&O.
Republicans enthusiastic about
Alito while Democrats wondering
whether to filibuster
House got the reaction it wanted out
of its third Supreme Court nominee,
federal appeals judge Samuel Alito:
immediate acceptance from the
conservatives who helped torpedo
President Bush's previous pick.
But abortion rights Democrats are
openly talking about trying to block
the New Jersey jurist
'The filibuster's on the table
Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer
of California said as Alito headed
back to Capitol Hill on Tuesday. Alito
is courting Republicans crucial to
his attempt to replace retiring Justice
Sandra Day O'Connor.
But Sen. Dick Durbin, D-lll the No. 2
Senate Democrat, said, "I don't think
we should assume that's going to
happen at all He said Democrats
needed to learn much more about
Alito's values and beliefs on topics
like the right to privacy, women's
rights and the environment
Bush nominated Alito to the Supreme
Court on Monday as a substitute
for White House counsel Harriet
Mlers, who withdrew last week after
conservatives refused to support
her. Some other critics also said she
wasn't qualified.
But Alito found steadfast support after
Bush announced his selection, with
GOP senators saying he deserved
a Senate confirmation vote and
threatening to eliminate judicial
filibusters if Democrats try to block
the White House's newest high court
"If someone would filibuster I would
be prepared to vote to change the
rules said Sea Mike DeWine, R-Ohio.
DeWine is one of the 14 centrist
senators that Democrats need to
sustain a filibuster of a Supreme
Court nominee. Without the group's
seven Republicans, Democrats
would not be able to prevent Senate
Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn
from abolishing judicial filibusters
and confirming judges with just
the Senate's 55-member Republican
Under existing Senate rules, it takes
up to 60 votes to end a filibuster and
force a final vote.
Frist said he's ready to move against
judicial filibusters, using what
Republicans call the "constitutional
option if Democrats force him
to. Conservatives are much more
comfortable with Alito than they
were with Miers because of his
conservative track record as a federal
judge, prosecutor and a Reagan
administration lawyer.
Miers had never been a judge.
The nomination got Bush on the good
side again of conservative and anti-
abortion groups, who declared Alito
a winner after opposing Miers.
Bush, who has seen his standing
eroded by the insurgency in Iraq,
rising fuel prices, Hurricane Katrina
mistakes, the indictment of a top
aide to Vice President Dick Cheney
and Miers' nomination, emphasized
Alito's work on "thousands of appeals"
and "hundreds of opinions" when he
introduced the candidate to the
nation Tuesday.
Alito pledged to uphold the duty of
a judge to "interpret the Constitution
and the laws faithfully and fairly, to
protect the constitutional rights of all
Americans, and to do these things
with care and with restraint"
Democrats, however, are deeply
suspicious of Alito, with Sen. Harry
Reid of Nevada, the party's leader,
wondering aloud "why those who want
to pack the court with judicial activists
are so much more enthusiastic about
him" than Miers.
Alito upheld a requirement for spousal
notification in an abortion case more
than a decade ago, although Senate
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Alzheimer's care. The oil mix-
tures were also experimented
on adolescents with disciplinary
"As they were doing activi-
ties, we put it into the room with
them and they also wore a patch
Loy said.
The aromas were circulated
through the air while the stu-
dents worked and improvement
in their behavior was recognized.
This opens up a host of questions
regarding the potential uses of
these aromatic blends.
"I could see it being used in
hospital settings where people
are going into surgery I could
see it being used in airplanes
Loy said.
However, he said things are
a long way away from being able
to do that. Loy wants to make
sure more work is done on this
before any definitive conclu-
sions are made. He said there are
many things that have not been
considered in this research
that need to be controlled. More
work also must be done to distin-
guish the effects on patients with
different levels of Alzheimer's
"The research out there is so
convoluted with mixed results
and some of it is not controlled
very well Loy said.
"There are so many variables
that are not being controlled
He is even looking to gain
more money to do more research
over a longer span. He is seeking a
grant of $200,000 to $300,000.
"We need to do some follow-
up data and that's why we're
going to be seeking out a bigger
grant Loy said.
He would also like to see the
work continued in an effort to
investigate other Alzheimer's
"We'd like to do this over an
extended period of time, maybe
do different types of aromas with
pain or balance or some other
outcomes Loy said.
Loy emphasized not jumping
to conclusions and admitted to
being somewhat skeptical of this
kind of treatment originally.
"My aroma therapist thinks it
works for everything Loy said.
"I don't think it works for
anything, but I'm becoming
more of a believer just because
the data is suggesting there might
be something to it
The idea of an alterna-
tive or supplement to high-
priced conventional medica-
tions is something many people
find enticing.
"It's becoming more popular,
more widely accepted, particu-
larly because these are natural
oils, they're essentially not going
to do any harm and if it reduces
the number of drugs individu-
als are on, I think people are
becoming more open to that
Loy said.
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support, as well as long-distance
learning, provided for the teach-
ers who are unable to commute to
ECU. The participating university
staff will provide at least four
visits to each teacher throughout
the course of each semester as
part of the program as well.
"Project RIMS is a great
opportunity to grab the reins and
get involved with a project, get
involved with the math teachers
and let them know I'm there and
that they are welcome to contact
me said Swinson.
"One thing 1 have seen in
common with all of (the teach-
ers) is their desire to help their
students Enderle said.
"That desire has never been
more obvious than when I have
met with some of our RIMS teach-
ers on an individual basis
Eventually, RIMS desires to
implement a new component to
the program, the e-mentor. In
addition to university staff visits,
distance learning, on-campus
learning and more, teachers
would also be able to contact a
mentor online for supplemental
assistance, questions or support.
The RIMS teachers also have the
opportunity to attend a statewide
meeting with other teachers in
their respective field. This meet-
ing allows for new teachers to
network with mentors and more
experienced teachers and opens
a window for them to learn new
teaching techniques and share
their experiences. As part of the
program, teachers may attend
the meeting while their hotel
rooms, food and transportation
are all paid for. The statewide
mathematics meeting was held
Oct. 13 - 14 in Greensboro, NC
at the Koury Convention Center.
The statewide science meeting
will be Nov. 10 - 11, also at the
Koury Convention Center.
Can other teachers in simi-
lar teaching situations access
the material developed for this
"The courses that we have
developed specifically for our
RIMS teachers could be offered
again to other teachers. The
materials will be available and
can be offered through the uni-
versity Dawkins said.
This writer can be contacted at
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Judiciary Chairman Arlen Specter an
abortion rights Republican insisted
that doesn't mean Alito would rule to
overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling
that established abortion rights.
New report shows how hard It
can be to stop roadside bomb
attacks In Iraq
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - A U.S. Army
soldier was killed by a roadside
bomb in central Iraq, the military
said Tuesday, raising to at least 93
the number of American service
members who died during October,
the fourth deadliest month for the
troops in the Iraq war.
The soldier, whose name was not
released, was killed Monday when a
bomb exploded near his foot patrol in
Haswah, 30 miles south of Baghdad,
the military said. The soldier was the
seventh American service member
killed Monday in three separate
attacks in Iraq.
All were victims of homemade
bombs, which the military refers to
as "improvised explosive devices
or lEDs.
The deaths rose to at least 2,026
the number of members of the U.S.
military who have died since the
beginning of the Iraq war in March
2003, according to an Associated
Press count.
The U.S. military death toll for October
is now at least 93, the highest
monthly total since January, when
106 American service members died
more than 30 of them in a helicopter
crash that was ruled an accident
Only during two other months since
the war began has the U.S. military
seen a higher toll: in November 2004,
when 137 Americans died, and in
April 2004, when 135 died.
In the latest attacks, two lEDs exploded
on Tuesday, one in Baghdad and
one south of the capital, killing an
Iraqi police officer and wounding
three other people, officials said. A
suicide attacker in Kirkuk detonated
explosives hidden beneath his
clothes, wounding the city's police
commander, Col. Khatab Rash, and
his driver, police said.
On Tuesday, the U.S. command also
issued a report showing its efforts to
combat the threat from lEDs, which
have emerged as the deadliest
weapon in the insurgent arsenal.
The report, summarizing combat
operations around Baghdad over a
five-day period, said U.S. forces had
found several powerful roadside
bombs hidden in two vehicles on
The day before, soldiers caught
three suspected insurgents planting
a bomb on the side of a street and
defused it. On Thursday, soldiers
chased three Iraqi men into a nearby
home after a bombing and found
bomb-making materials, the military
Bombs have also taken a heavy toll
on Iraqis.
On Monday, a powerful roadside
bomb exploded among civilians
in Basra, Iraq's second-largest city
and the major metropolis of the
Shiite-dominated south, which has
witnessed less violence than Sunni
areas. On Tuesday, Basra police
raised the casualty figure to 20
dead and 71 wounded. The attack
occurred along a bustling street
packed with shops and restaurants
as people were enjoying an evening
out after the dally Ramadan fast.
Military commanders have warned
that Sunni insurgents will step up
their attacks in the run-up to the Dec.
15 election, when Iraqis will choose
their first full-term parliament since
the collapse of Saddam Hussein's
regime in 2003.
To guard against such attacks, the
military has raised the number of
American troops in Iraq to 157,000
among the highest levels of the Iraq
Senate turns to
spending-cut plan,
Alaska oil drilling
Senate is digging into a budget
plan that would bundle mostly
modest Medicare and Medicaid
spending cuts with a contro-
versial plan to open an Alaskan
wilderness area to oil drilling.
Republicans are seeking to
burnish their budget-cutting
credentials but face unanimous
opposition from Democrats who
contend it is part of an overall
plan that will actually increase
the deficit once a companion $70
billion tax cut bill is passed.
"When I went to Roosevelt
grade school in Bismarck, North
Dakota, if you reduced spending
by $39 and you reduced your
income by $70, you were deeper
in the hole said top Senate
Budget Committee Democrat
Kent Conrad. "You've added to the
deficit. You haven't reduced it
The bill is estimated to trim
$39 billion from budget deficits
totaling $1.6 trillion over five
years - just 2 percent. For the
budget plan's first year, which
began Oct. 1, the cuts total $6
Still, Republicans say the
debate marks an important pivot
for their party, which gained
control of the House 11 years
ago with promises to balance the
budget. The return of intractable
deficits and surging spending has
caused many conservatives to
despair that the GOP has lost its
way on spending.
The long-planned budget
measure, slated for a final vote
Thursday, would make the first
cuts to so-called mandatory pro-
grams since 1997. These account
for 55 percent of the budget and
include Medicare, Medicaid,
farm subsidies and student loan
subsidies. Without changes, the
rapid growth in Medicare and
Medicaid threatens to swamp
the budget after the baby boom
generation retires.
"We can act now or we can
just bury our heads in the sand
said Budget Committee Chair-
man Judd Gregg, R-N.H. "It is not
good policy to pass this problem
on to our children. It's not fair
and it's not right
The bill reflects the influence
of moderates providing swing
votes in the chamber and on key
committees such as the finance
panel, which drafted provisions
curbing the growth in Medicaid
and Medicare, the federal health
care programs for the poor and
the elderly.
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Russia and the EU closer.
Putin also stressed the impor-
tance of enabling visa-free travel
between Russia and EU countries,
something he has pushed hard
for in dealings with the European
"Let's really make Europe a
continent without borders he
said. "Why do we talk all the
time of human rights in general
terms? Let's give people the
opportunity to at least visit each
other freely
Putin also defended the treat-
ment of oil tycoon Mikhail
Khodorkovsky, who is serving
an eight-year prison sentence
in Siberia after a tax evasion
and fraud trial widely seen as
Kremlin-backed punishment
for a politically powerful rival.
Lawful punishment for a crime
was a sign "not of destabilization,
but on the contrary, of stability
and the strength of the state
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WEDNESDAY November 2, 2005
My Random Column
Miscellaneous Junk
Number One:
"Maybe TEC should consider making the Pirate
Rant section a little bigger! There's a sugges-
lion for you
So as requested, I have allowed for more space
for Pirate Rants. I have been considering the
idea for a while, and with this Pirate Rant the
other day, I decided to take the advice and
widen the column. So there you have it readers
Of our lovely work of art, a wider more friendly '
Pirate Rant column. I am glad I could make
someone happy with this new idea.
Number Two.
Last week I explained my theories of driving
in Greenville, so I will keep this one brief. To
the pedestrians who think that "right-of-way"
means walk out in front of a moving vehicle
speeding down the road: it may be fun to try
to make it, but being killed isn't fun. Just think
about it while you are standing on the sidewalk,
if you don't think you have enough time to get
across the road WITHOUT the car slowing
down, don't risk it.
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Give me memory or give me a jail
Could you recall exactly
what was said? I didn't
think so
Number Three:
Airplanes have to be the best creation invented.
But the ones that fly in and out of Greenville
are some of the smallest in the world. At least
when you leave Greenville it is flat and not
having to climb fast to go over mountains. That
is probably the only plus. There is hardly room
to breathe, let alone be at all comfortable in
those tiny seats.
Number Four:
I am the one who deals with the Pirate Rants.
Yes, I am the one to blame if they don't get put
in, or if they are edited. And with that said, I
decide what I think readers would like to read
about. I know everyone thinks that their Pirate
Rant should go in the paper, but sometimes
they are just inappropriate or have lost mean-
ing. I receive over 50 of them a day and we only
run a paper three days a week. Do the math, I
cannot fit them all, and refuse to fill the whole
column with attacks to other people unless they
have some relevance. This is by no means a
request not to send them to me but a plea to
all of my loyal readers to be considerate about
what they write. You wouldn't want someone
talking about you, your friends or your girlboy
friend like that, would you?
Until next week - Jennifer Hobbs
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are limited to 250 words (which may be edited for
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For over a week Liberals had
been anticipating the Special Pros-
ecutor in the "CIA Leak" case, Pat-
rick Fitzgerald, announcing that
he was indicting the hated Karl
Rove, as well as 1. Lewis "Scooter"
Libby, the Vice President's Chief
of Staff. This, so they thought,
would surely throw the Bush
White House into disarray. Liber-
als and the media were drooling in
anticipation, preparing to engage
in an orgy of self-congratulatory,
orgasmic celebration.
Turns out they ended up
with a serious case of premature
ejaculation instead.
After two years of incessant
digging by an army of investigators,
after the unnecessary waste of mil-
lions upon millions of taxpayer dol-
lars, after another hypocritical "trial
by media" as well as the attempted
destruction of people's careers, the
best Fitzgerald could do last Friday
was indict Libby for one count of
obstruction of justice, two counts of
perjury and two counts of making
false statements to FBI agents.
The disappointment and
deflation of Liberals this week-
end was palpable.
Like the original "crime" of
leaking CIA operative (NOT!) Val-
erie Plame's name, these charges
are worthless as well as ludicrous.
Libby has been indicted and faces
up to 30 years in jail because he
couldn't remember specific details
of conversations he had years ago
with some reporters about a couple
of inconsequential individuals.
The part that really sticks in my,
and many other people's, craw is
that the indictments are a direct
result of Libby's honesty!
That's right folks, because he
is a man of honesty and integrity,
I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby has had
his career destroyed and faces jail
time. Ain't life grand?
The charges against Libby
stem from his statements that he
essentially didn't know Valerie
Plame's name until he heard it
from reporters. These statements
were supposedly contradicted by
personal records that he willingly
turned over to Fitzgerald's team.
You need to make sure that
you understand that last sen-
tence: he willingly supplied
records that ultimately led to the
charges against him.
Instead of handing over all
those records, Libby could have
pulled a Hillary Clinton and "lost"
vital, subpoenaed records for a
couple of years. He could have done
what Sandy Burglar (er-r-r, Berger)
did and shove Top Secret documents
down his pants and into his socks
to destroy at his leisure in order to
protect Bill Clinton (Berger was just
slapped on the wrist for that).
Instead of talking to
the FBI and the Special Pros-
ecutor at all he could have had
a sudden "memory lapse" about
everything, saying "I don't remem-
ber "I don't recall" and similar
phrases about a thousand times
like Bill and Hillary Clinton did
concerning Whitewater, Monica
Lewinski, Paula Jones and every
other scandal they were involved
in. He could have even taken the
5th Amendment, and not said
a word, as so many truly guilty
people have done in the past.
He didn't though. And because
he didn't, he has resigned his posi-
tion, he will have to spend untold
amounts of money to defend him-
self against frivolous charges and
his reputation has been ruined.
Quite a price to pay for not being
able to remember specific details,
don't you think?
Ultimately, the fact that a
Vice President's Chief of Staff was
indicted is not what will be most
remembered about this incident.
Nor will the fact that ultimately
he will be acquitted, if the charges
are not dropped first. What will
most be remembered is the crimi-
nalization of human memory.
Make no mistake about it - the
indictment of Libby is nothing
more than a precedent setting
indictment of the human mind.
Libby did not remember exactly
what he said or when he said it
years ago. If allowed to stand, this
indictment sets the stage for any-
body to be charged andor sued
if they do not recall EXACTLY
what was said to whom, when it
was said, where it was said, how
it was said and why it was said in
that way. Not only that, but there
is going to be no limit to how long
you are supposed to accurately
remember all this information.
To put this into perspective,
I challenge each and every one
of you to recall and write down,
exactly what one of your professors
said in class last Wednesday, begin-
ning 20 minutes after class started.
Remember, it has to be exact.
When you are done, you will
have to hand your recollections, as
well as your class notes from the
day in question, over to a panel of
people who will comb over it word
by word. If there are any discrep-
ancies, you will be expelled from
school for lying, blackballed from
every school in the country and
then, and only then, you will be
allowed to defend yourself.
Think you can do it?
You may want to start practic-
ing, especially those of you with
political aspirations. I understand
there are some excellent memory
training courses available online.
You may want to check that out.
You may want to go the Nixon
way and record all of your conver-
sations, starting right now.
Welcome to the brave, new
world folks.
(Ms. Rosa Parks, a brave and
noble lady, died recently. Her cou-
rageous actions helped make this
country, and the world, a better place
to live. May she Rest in Peace.)
In My Opinion
(KRT)�The notion that Internet
content is generally "free" is one of
the cyberworld's most cherished lies.
In fact, Internet economics is
complex and bizarre. It consists of
overlapping levels of subsidy, direct
payment and covert transfers, along
with under-the-table bribes to Web
users for personal information most
of us don't know we're giving up.
But free it's not. One way or
the other, somebody's always
paying. Usually, that's you.
A great deal of content is funded
through straight-up subsidy. Sto-
ries, weblogs, commentary - much
is produced by people whose day
jobs spill over onto the Web. If the
authors are freelancers, they are
providing uncompensated labor.
This column may be picked up by
any number of blogs and read by
people who pay nothing for it. They
think it's free; it's not. It costs me
plenty, in time and sweat. In these
cases, it's the content producers
who do the paying.
If the content is posted by
media organizations on "free"
sites, the online audience may
not pay, but the offline audience
does. The cost is reflected in the
subscription price or the ad rates
charged for, say, the newspaper's
print edition. One set of custom-
ers is likely paying to inform and
amuse another set of customers,
one of the less charming features
of "free" cyberspace.
More and more content is
funded by stealth: furtive mar-
keting devices that enable audi-
ences to be identified, targeted
and hit with sales messages. The
keywords you plug into your
Google search - Google auctions
them to advertisers to get their
pop-ups alongside the search
results. Your Web-based e-mail
- it's paid for by marketers who
buy the right to scan messages
for telltales that qualify you as a
potential customer so they can
put ads on your screen.
Are those services "free"? True,
you're don't pay with cash. But you
do pay, with precisely the same
things you normally sell for dollars
- your time and attention.
This isn't a trick of language. It's
Important to realize that all of these
models are systems of payment,
which extract costs from someone
and confer benefits on someone,
often someone else. Somebody's
always paying. Print subscribers
pay for services used by online read-
ers. Consumers of advertised prod-
ucts pay, through their purchases,
for Web sites. Forget "free
The problem is that none
of them offers a clean, logical
way to do what markets are sup-
posed to do: Enable buyers to pay
sellers for what they use and to
ensure that content producers are
compensated by the people who
benefit from their creations.
The ideal would be an arrange-
ment in which producers are
rewarded for the value they create.
That is tough to measure, but
quantifying value is exactly what
markets do. It would be reflected
in the numbers of people who
read or view the content, and that
would be only part of the picture.
Specialized content of intense
Interest to fewer people would
command higher prices. So pay
rates would have flexibility.
Such are the broad lines of an
Internet content market. Producers
would be credited when their con-
tent was downloaded. They could
code their content, setting a price.
If the work originates with a news
organization, its account would
receive the micro-payments.
Hence, the system would be
engineered to register not only
charges but credits, since Inter-
net users are often information
sources. If you upload content
viewed by others, you'd benefit
from offsets against your usage.
You'd be not only a paying cus-
tomer, you'd be a paid producer.
At the end of the month,
along with your other utility bills,
you'd be charged directly for your
Internet activity. And the pro-
ducers of content that you used
would be paid for the value they
created - not for the advertisers or
employers they helped feed.
This would require assembling
a generalized payment system. But
standardization wouldn't be any
tougher than the Web protocols
or domain naming systems that
have long been in use, and the
technical sophistication couldn't
be any greater than the diaboli-
cally complex wizardry that is
used right now to track, record,
compile and resell all kinds of
data about what you do online.
It may be fanciful, but the
alternative isn't pretty. That's what
we're lurching toward now, a costly
system of producer subjugation
wholly dominated by the goals of
sales and manipulation, arrayed
under the banner of freedom.
The girls at ECU make HomecomingHalloween so
enjoyable Keep up the good work ladies!
Whose bright idea was it to put Krispy Kreme within
smelling distance of the Rec center?
To the people who feel the need to walk in front of
people while they are throwing a football and expect
not to get hit, get over it and walk around.
Can the Marching Pirates please come downtown and
teach some of these people how to dance?
Who would win the game between ECU and J.H. Rose
High School?
What is up with everyone trying to bum-rush the eleva-
tors when the doors open? There are usually people on the
inside trying to come out, so you people need to give me
some space to actually leave the elevator before you rush.
Airline food, am I right? Am I right?
You know, drinking wine from a box is like drinking
beer from a Capri Sun pouch.
Seriously, what other college has a student running
for mayor?
It scares me to know that $1.2 million of our money
was spent on columns - annoying ones at that - which
can possibly alert every predator that may be lurking
around that I am now entering the dimly lit mall area.
I Let's spend our money on more lighting and more useful
i items 'eh? Not to mention the splash percussion wall -1
must say, it enhances my education, how about yours?
Why was my bus driver text-messaging people WHILE
! DRIVING last night (Last night being Halloween, no less!)?
I don't know about anyone else, but I think when you're
transporting at least 20 other people, that is dangerous.
To all our professors: ECU has some of the best profes-
sors in the state. Days when you feel discouraged, please
know that you really are making a difference and you
are greatly appreciated. Thanks!
To the funny little man working the wax hands at
Midnight Madness last night: you made burning my
hand worth it.
What is the point of drinking? I mean to the point that
i you get so drunk that you puke, pass out, miss class and
almost get kicked out of school, don't come to work,
and act Tike a jerk in front of others. Yeah, you are real
cool, jerk. Don't bother calling me again.
Do you really think "Eh yo bh, lemme holla atcha"
is an efficient pickup line?
To the nice cashier over at the Wright Place, you're
always so nice so early in the morning. That's what we
need more around here. Thank you.
Halloween should be every day. I understood my lec-
tures better on the day after Halloween than I did the
entire year. Maybe it's because the rest of the idiots were
still sleepinghungover at 8 a.m.
To the robot who won the Costume Contest at Midnight
Madness: I'd give you another $100 if you do more
dancing! Domo Arigatou Mr. Roboto!
For all of you education majors who feel the need to
cheat on tests, you do know that though it is a time
consuming major, it doesn't require the highest IQto do
well in it. If you can't even take the tests without help,
I'd hate to see how well you would succeed teaching the
alphabet to children.
For all you students out there who interrupt the class to
make comments on a class issue just to show how much
you know about the topic, PLEASE SPARE US!
To all the professors who are so rude when responding
to their students' questions via e-mail: we wouldn't be
so stressed out and have so many questions if you would
have things prepared for us and not give us so much
busy work that doesn't apply to anything we will ever
have to do in the reaj world!
To four out of every five guys who skateboard on
campus: I love you. You make me smile and make the
walk to classes just that much better. To the remain-
ing one of five: Well, since you ride around with that
holier-than-thou look in your eyes and smirk on your
face, I really am secretly hoping you wipe out as you
turn a corner.
Even if I don't like all your articles and complain and
disagree sometimes, I still appreciate the hard work y'all
do over there at TEC. Thanks a lot guys.
To the gorgeous girl I saw at the hospital bus stop with
the Russian sounding accent and piercing green eyes:
you are the essence of natural beauty, thank you for
your presence.
Get a life and stop Instant Messaging me after one
second when I come back from being away. Stalker.
1 Just because you don't care about what the professor
says, doesn't mean you have to be loud and annoying.
Shut up or don't bother rolling out of bed.
! FYI: A black shirt, WHITE pants and brown shoes are
not OK! White pants after Labor Day are not OK!
! How come every time I go to the Wright Plaza in the
afternoon they only have one person at the registers? I
only want to get a drink, but I have to wait in a line all
the way to the back.
ECU spends millions on a football stadium, so why can't
we have a parking deck?
Pirate Underground: there are more musical genres
than Christian 'screamo and singer songwriters - book
something else!
That steam coming out of the sewer grates smells like hot dogs.
Last time I checked we were in America, and I'm not sure
if you knew this, but in America we drive and walk on
UNDERSTAND? So next time you're on the sidewalk,
get out of my way and stay on your side!
How come I always e-mail the editor a Pirate Rant, but
I have yet to see my rant in the paper?
Well, excuse me for not having $40 to spend on a
PROPER purple hoodie. Just because I don't wear purple
and gold 24-7, it doesn't mean I have no school spirit.
I love being a Pirate.
Although Kristin Ms picture was not very flattering this
week, I'd still like to marry her and maybe Kristin D.
too. I wouldn't mind both of you. At least I wouldn't
mix your names up.
Please stop wearing pajama pants to class! It's not
stylish, it's lazy.
Editor's Note: The Piiate Hani is an anonymous way for students and staff in the
E( :Vcommunity to voice thclropinlons. Submissions can be submitted anonymously
online at or e-mailed to editontftheeastcarollnlan.
com. The editor reserves the right to edit opinions for content and brevity.

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Top 5's
Top 5 Hovtes
2. Dreamer Inspired by a True Story
3 Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of
the Were-Rabbit
4. The Fog
5. North Country
Top 5 Pop Albums
1 Ashlee Simpson
2. Rod Stewart
3 Martina McBride
4. Nickelback
5. Stevfe Wonder
Top 5 TV Shows:
1. -csr
2. 'Desperate Housewives'
3. "Lost"
4. "Without a Trace"
5. "Grey's Anatomy"
Top 5 DVD Rentals:
1. Kingdom of Heaven
2. Kicking and Screaming
3. The Interpreter
4. The Longest Yard
5. Unleashed
Top 5 Books:
1. Knife ol Dreams
2. The Lincoln Laywer
3. Consent to Kill
4. A Breath of Snow and Ashes
5. Blue Smoke
Aries - Travel beckons, and this time
it's worth your while to check K out.
You'll discover amazing things out
there, much to your delight
Taurus - You'll discover lots of new
ways to save money over the next day
or two. Everyone wants to barter, so
hold out for the very best deal.
Gemini � One of your favorite
conversationalists has a lovely Idea.
Encourage it, dont argue. That would
be counter-productive.
Cancer - More work coming in. Also,
more confusion. Set up a new routine
and make things go more smoothly.
Leo - True love will prevail again, much
to your delight. A bold suggestion is
apt to be merrily encouraged.
Virgo - The odds are high that your
place is a mess. If It isn't, it will be
soon. It could be you tossing things
out, doing your November cleaning.
Libra - Ask questions and you're apt
to make an Interesting discovery. Be
bold talking about anything except
money, that's how you get in trouble.
Scorpio � There's a lot of money
coming In. The challenge Is to hold
onto it. Learn the value of what you
have and don't let It go.
Sagittarius - Now's the time to
suggest the changes you believe
will work. You've got a charming,
charismatic style.
Capricorn - Get things arranged
behind the scenes, so you'll be able
to move quickly. You want everything
to fall the right way when you give It
a shove.
Aquarius - The tension is broken. The
adversaries get interested In other
things. They may not ever know you
helped, but if you cared, you did.
Pisces - People who have lofty Ideas
actually need your help. Point out
things you see they haven't noticed,
The Emerge Gallery and ECU
Graduate Artist's Forum is hosting
the Heart to Hand silent benefit
auction Nov. 4 from 6 - 9 p.m. at
the Emerge Gallery. All proceeds
will be donated to children's art
education programs In areas that
were affected by Hurricane Katrina.
Work will be available for viewing and
bidding beginning Nov. 4. Bidding
continues Saturday, Nov. 5 from 11
am until 6 p.m Tuesday, Nov. 8 and
Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 11 a.m. until
6 p.m and Thursday, Nov. 10 from
11 a.m. until 4 p.m bidding ends at
this time. Emerge Gallery Is located
at 404 South Evans St. In downtown
Greenville. For more information, call
Emerge Gallery at 551-6947.
The Apparel and Interiors
Merchandising Organization will
be holding a charity fashion event
titled "Ripped, Torn and Fabulous"
Friday, Nov. 11 at 9 p.m. at Club
Aqua. All proceeds will benefit
Give2theTroops. ,
The African American Quiz Bowl will
take place Nov. 16 from 6 - 8 p.m. !n
1009 Bate Building.
The Importance of Being Earnest
by Oscar Wilde will open Thursday,
Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. In McGlnnis Theater.
Tickets are $12 for the general public,
$10 for senior citizens and ECU
FacultyStaff and $8 for children and
ECU students. Call 1-800-ECU-ARTS
for more information.
Editor's note: Any opinions
expressed in this section are those
of the individual writer. They are
not the opinion of TEC, therefore
should not addressed as such.
What you should know about contraceptives
Getting the facts and
available choices
It's a subject we
all know something
about, but do we
ever truly know
enough about
There are many
different forms
of contracep-
tives. Male
and female
condoms, oral
contraceptives (birth
control pills), Depo-Provera
shots, the patch, vaginal rings
and diaphragms are just a few
contraceptives used widely
Student Health Services offers
all of these contraceptive choices
and more. There are some side
effects to most contraceptives
and many myths to some of
them as well. Knowing the facts
is essential when engaging in
sexual activity.
The condom has been used
to prevent pregnancy and
sexually transmitted
diseases since
the 16th
century according to Norman
Himes' Medical History of Contra-
ception. Condoms block the trav-
eling of sperm into the vagina
and block contact
of bodily
fluids. In
a 2002
U s e
Errors and
among Col-
lege Men 40
percent of the
young men sur-
veyed reported
that within the
" previous three
months, they had
not left space for ejaculate at the
tip of the condom and IS percent
had taken a condom off before
completing intercourse. The fail-
ure rate of condoms most often
happens because of incorrect use
of the condom, not breakage.
Male condoms are very inex-
pensive and offer the best pro-
tection against most STDs. They
are effective 98 percent of the
time when used correctly and
are distributed at Student
Health Services for practi-
cally nothing.
"The best condoms are
definitely Trojans. They
are America's favor-
ite and very reliable
said senior communi-
cation major Elijah
Some people
may have aller-
gic reactions to
latex, which
is no excuse.
Both Trojan and
Durex make many dif-
ferent kinds of condoms that
are latex-free so that both you
and your partner can be safe
without the worry of an allergic
If the guys are feeling like
there is too much pressure put
on them to wear a condom, there
is the female condom. This Is
a pouch that is placed into the
vaginal canal to block sperm. It
too can cause allergic reactions if
it contains latex and is 79 percent
effective when used correctly.
Again, this product can be pur-
chased latex-free.
The pill works by delaying
ovulation. this means that eggs
are not released from the ovary,
so sperm has nothing to come
into contact with or fertilize. The
pill should be taken every day
at the same time. The last seven
pills of the 28-pill pack have no
active ingredients. These are pla-
cebos to allow
the shedding
of the uterine
lining and thus
a menstrual
period. If a pill
is missed, it
should be taken
as soon as one
Birth con-
trol is 98 to 99
percent effective
when used cor-
rectly. Many dif-
ferent types of the
pill are offered at
Student Health Services and
range from $12 to $38 a pack. The
pill reduces menstrual cramps
but offers no protection against
STDs. Some side effects of the
pill are nausea, spotting, weight
gain and acne.
"I think birth control pills
are great for college women not
wanting to get pregnant. Col-
lege is an important time to
focus, and an unwanted preg-
nancy could make it even more
hectic than it already is said
senior special education major
Yolanda Mitchell. One impor-
tant thing to remember
about this method
is that your
to wear
a condom
if both of
you have not
been tested
for STDs. An
unwanted preg-
nancy can be bad,
but a disease could
be life threatening.
shots, the contraceptive patch
and vaginal rings are forms of
contraceptives that
deliver estrogen or
progestin into the
female reproduc-
tive system to sup-
press ovulation
and increase the
thickness of the
cervical mucus
to decrease
sperm passage.
None of these
forms provide
from STDs.
vera is admin-
istered by a shot every three
months and is 99 percent effec-
tive when used correctly. The
patch is a small patch applied
to the skin weekly and then
removed on the fourth week to
allow menstruation. The vaginal
ring is placed inside the vagina
and is removed on the fourth
week to allow a period. All these
methods are 98 to 99 percent
effective and some side effects
are nausea, weight gain, dizziness
and increased risk for cardiovas-
cular diseases. Student Health
Services charges $50 per
Depo shot.
Diaphragms are
dome-shaped disks
that can be placed
inside the vagina
over the cervix and
keep sperm from
reaching the
uterus. It should
be used with
that contains
� nonoxynol-9
to kill sperm. These
contraceptives are 83
percent effective when used
together properly.
Student Health Services
requires that students seeking con-
traceptives other than condoms
attend a Health Issues Class. The
class can be taken online as well.
All of these contraceptive choices
are available at Student Health
Services for a discounted rate. Take
advantage of the services available
to you. There are not many other
times in your life when you will be
able to buy so many condoms for
such a good price. Student Health
offers education, cost-effective
solutions and convenience. Make
the right choice - protect yourself
and your partner.
This writer can be contacted at

Student Health Services 328-6841
Health Issues Class:
Mondays, 2 p.m.
Wednesdays, 10 a.m.
Thursdays, 3 p.m.
Online class at ecu.eduwellnessed
STIs: How much do you really
know about dangerous sex?
Student Health Services provides many essential stuctert servtees and Is cxxwenlentrIccatrxl on campus.
Gef the facts before it's
too late
What once was called Sexu-
ally Transmitted Disease is now
referred to as Sexually Transmit-
ted Infection. The new term is
more politically correct because
infections can be treated with
medications, as opposed to dis-
eases, which usually cannot be
treated with anything. What do
you really know about STIs?
STIs are serious, sometimes
painful and can even have life-
long effects. Some STIs infect
your sexual and reproductive
organs, while others cause
general body infections. STIs
are either viral or bacterial.
Bacterial Infections are treated
with antibiotics, while viral
infections are most often not
treated with medication that
will cure them, but rather with
medications to reduce symp-
toms. STIs Infect places such as
the mouth, anus, vagina, penis
and testes.
STIs are transmitted through
unprotected vaginal, anal and
oral sex. And some STIs are
spread by contact with infected
blood, such as with HIV and
hepatitis B. The more partners
a person has, the more likely
he or she is to have an STI. Just
think, when you are having sex
with your partner, you are also
having sex with his or her past
partners. That may be (depend-
ing on your partner) a lot of
people to be having sex with at
once. Jolene Jernlgan, director of
Student Health Services says, "If
you have one STI, you are likely
to have another
Tired of the gore from Hal-
loween? Well, here's some more.
Women and men who are sexu-
ally active should look out for STI
signs such as sores, bumps, blis-
ters, itching or swelling on the
genitals, burning during
urination, the need to uri-
nate frequently and flu-like
symptoms. Other signs
vary from women to men.
There are a variety of STIs
a person can contract such as
chlamydia, genital warts, herpes,
gonorrhea, hepatitis B, HIV
AIDS, syphilis or tichomom-
niasis. The national average
suggests that HPV (Human Pap-
Ulomavirus) Is, by far, the most
prevalent throughout the U.S.
Forget about the rumors that
STIs are only common in ECU
students. Jernlgan assures that
the average number of students
with STIs Is "neither higher nor
lower than the national average
Most often a person has a STI
without even knowing it. The
lack of symptoms can persist for
years, months, weeks - it depends
on which infection you contract.
HPV can take years before a
person sees signs of it, while
chlamydia can appear within
seven to 28 days after having sex.
Each STI is different, so the symp-
toms are individual to each
infection and to each person.
Trichomonas vaglnalis or
"trie" is the most common STI
in young women and is often
asymptomatic. If symptoms do
appear, they include malodor-
ous, frothy yellowgray-green-
ish discharge that may turn the
female cervix a strawberry color
and texture. This Infection can
be treated with certain antibiot-
ics, but if left untreated, it can
increase susceptibility to other
STIs, especially HIV, according
to the CDC.
Human Immunodeficiency
virus or HIV can be life altering.
North Carolina is number 10
in the U.S. for HIVAIDS cases,
and U.S. women account for
the most rapid increase in the
number of new cases each year
according to the CDC. This
virus makes you much more
likely to contract another kind
of STI and can eventually kill
you due to severe immuno
suppression. This means that
the disease weakens your body's
natural defenses, so you even the
common cold could kill some-
one very sick with this disease.
Syphilis, or "the great imita-
tor" can disguise Itself as many
other things because so many
of the signs and symptoms are
close to those of other diseases.
Syphilis is passed from person
to person through direct con-
tact with syphilis sores, which
see STI page AS
Being young and In love Is not always about being a girl and a guy.
Overcoming stereotypes
How many ECU students
are taking risks for love?
Normal. According to Mer-
riam-Webster's Online Diction-
ary, the term 'normal' suggests
something that "conforms to a
type, standard or regular pat-
In our society, a man and a
woman fall in love like Beauty
and the Beast, like Sleeping Beauty
and then get married like Cin-
derella to live a 'normal' life. The
fairy tale usually ends there, and
in today's society, that seems to
be the case as well.
According to a 2003 study
by the Census Bureau, "about 50
percent of first marriages for men
under age 45 may end in divorce,
and between 44 and 52 percent of
women's first marriages may end
in divorce for these age groups
Does this seem normal?
For the American public
in 2005, it does seem normal
because divorce has become the
norm. Two heterosexuals fall-
ing in love has always been the
norm. Yet homosexual relation-
ships, something right now that
cannot end in divorce since they
do not have marriage rights, have
become increasingly prevalent.
Two girls in an emotionally
stable and thriving relationship,
two guys who caught each other's
glance across a room and It was
love at first sight. These types
of relationships aren't found in
The Little Mermaid or Bambi, yet
are they classified outside of the
range of the norm?
Another definition provided
by Merriam-Webster described
normal as "occurring naturally
and individuals in a homosexual
girl-girl or guy-guy relationship
will tell you they feel as though
it is natural.
A sophomore at ECU cur-
rently in a homosexual relation-
ship with a girl said "it is tough to
fall in love with someone when
everyone else is telling you it's
not right
The most trying thing about
a homosexual relationship that
most individuals agreed with is
that society, in general, is still
Senior nursing major Holly
Spain said "I had a friend whose
mother stopped telling her she
loved her because she discovered
her daughter was a lesbian
Other individuals will tell you
that parents, friends and society
in general will ostracize a person
in a homosexual relationship.
"Society does not respect
people in homosexual relation-
ships partly because the average
longevity of the relationship Is
three months added Spain.
A recent study was conducted
in the Netherlands where gay
marriage has been legal for sev-
eral years, and researchers found
that the average homosexual
relationship lasts only one and
a half years.
Currently, there are many
girls and guys in homosexual
relationships and alternative
dating circumstances at ECU.
College students tend to be more
open and honest about their sex-
uality while in college, said the
aforementioned ECU sophomore,

STI from page A4
are usually on the external geni-
tals, in the mouth, on the lips, in
the vagina, anus or in the rectum.
This disease, like most others, can
be transmitted while performing
vaginal, anal or oral sex. Syphilis
can be treated with antibiotics,
but if left untreated, the infection
can go through three stages. The
first stage will include cancres,
sores that appear on the genitalia
or in any mucous membrane. In
the second stage, if the first stage
was not treated, symptoms may
include fever, swollen lymph
glands, sore throat, patchy hair
loss, headaches, weight loss,
muscle aches and fatigue. The
latent (hidden) stage is often
when people think there is
nothing wrong with them. The
infection stays in the body and
silently damages internal organs,
including the brain, nerves, eyes,
heart, blood vessels, liver, bones
and joints. Signs and symptoms
include difficulty coordinating
muscle movements, paralysis,
numbness, gradual blindness
and dementia - eventually all of
these symptoms could be serious
enough to cause death. Seems
kind of silly not to spend the 20
seconds putting on that condom,
There are so many STIs and
a lot of information out there
about them. Information is
available at the CDC Web site at, where they break down
the signs and symptoms of all
the STIs, possible treatments and
possible life altering changes.
If you are sexually active,
regular screenings can help to
prevent getting STIs. If you have
had any kind of sex with a person
that you do not know, get a
screening. If you've shared needles
with other people, get a screen-
ing. And especially if you show
signs of an STI, get a screening.
STIs are nothing to look past.
You can hurt yourself, and worse,
you can hurt others, not just by
way of sex. Mothers can give
STIs to their children, too.
Some STIs are life-long and
can never be cured, such as HIV
and herpes.
If a student thinks that he or
she has an STI, Jernigan recom-
mends that the person should go
to the Student Health Services to
get checked out.
"Part of our goal is education,
not simply treatment. We can
provide a better well-rounded
treatment and education here
said Jernigan.
The costs of tests and screen-
ings are also a bit cheaper at
SHS. Most routine screen-
ings should cost around $20
and under, though prices will
vary depending on the test.
Most students probably feel
they are well informed about
STIs, but fact is, they don't know
"We all tend to not pay atten-
tion to it STIs until we have
the problem ourselves Jernigan
So, even though your Health
1000 class may most likely be the
least demanding class that you
take at ECU, maybe you should
pay attention. You might learn
ECU Health Services provides
as much information as they can,
believes Cynthia Carmichael,
freshman biology major.
"Students cannot expect to be
spoon fed said Carmichael.
They must take the Initiative
themselves to get the proper infor-
Obviously, not having sex is the
surest way to protect yourself from
contracting an STI, but if you're
going to have sex, be smart about
it. Be open with your partner and
talk about your past experiences.
"If you can't talk to somebody
your partner about your sexual
past, you shouldn't be having
sex with them Jernigan says.
Having a two-way com-
munication is vital to you
and your partner's safety.
For more information about
STIs, please make an appointment
to talk in confidence with someone
at the SHS.
There are many resources avail-
able to ECU students that would
regularly cost an arm and a leg for
treatment. If you are concerned
about your sexual health or just
have some questions, take advan-
tage of Student Health Services and
all of the dedicated professionals
that work there to help students.
This writer can be contacted at
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Relationships from page A4
because their peers tend to be less
ignorant and more accepting of
individuality. There is a club on
campus called B-Glad that meets
on Wednesday nights. B-Glad's
main focus is to promote diver-
sity awareness and education of
these alternative relationships.
Many individuals attend meet-
ings, but others feel attending
brings too much attention and is
unnecessary. Whether everyone
approves of the club or not, it is
nice to know that there is some-
where on campus that everyone
can feel comfortable.
Besides heterosexuality and
homosexuality, some individu-
als identify themselves as being
bisexual. Senior communica-
tion major Shay Jonhnson said
that his sister told him a few
months ago she was bisexual.
"I didn't understand at first
how she could like both girls and
guys. Then she explained how
she felt she still might want to get
married and have kids later on in
life, but as for now she just feels
closer to girls. It is hard to see her
point of view, but I love her and
respect her decisions
Johnson's sister is a lucky one,
since those who are bisexual fit
into the same stereotypes and
critique as homosexuals usually.
The critique and problems
that come their way also pro-
duce some wear and tear on
homosexual's quality of life. For
example, Dr. E. Fields wrote an
article titled "Is Homosexual
Activity Normal?" In his study,
he found that "The median age
of death of lesbians is 45 (only
24 percent live past age 65). The
median age of death of a married
heterosexual woman is 79
Not only is life span of a
homosexual woman decreased,
but Fields also says that homosex-
uals are 100 times more likely to
be murdered (usually by another
homosexual) than the average
person, 25 times more likely to
commit suicide and 19 times more
likely to die in a traffic accident.
Obviously, one's sexual ori-
entation does not seem that it
would be a big factor in getting
hit by a car, which proves one
must be cautious when accept-
ing facts, statistics and theories
about homosexuals in general.
Assumptions are dangerous,
said one ECU student. When
asked what she felt about sexual
orientation and herself person-
ally, all she replied with was "I
have relationships like everyone
else. I date, have quiet nights,
good dinners and fun days, it just
happens to be with another girl
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Page A6 252.328.6366 TDNY ZOPPO Sports Editor BRANDON HUGHES Assistant Sports Editor WEDNESDAY November 2, 2005
Sports Briefs
Women's Soccer Trio
Earns C-USA Honors
Conference USA announced its
2005 all-league first and second teams
and postseason award winners for
women's soccer today, as selected by
the conference's head coaches. The
awards are announced one day before
the start of the 11th Annual C-USA
Tournament which is scheduled for
Wednesday through Sunday, Nov. 2-6,
at the Rice Track & Soccer Stadium in
Houston, Texas. For the fifth consecutive
year, the Pirates (8-11-0,4-5-0) placed
multiple players on the yearly All C-
USA teams. Senior Meghan McCallion
became the second Lady Pirate to earn
all-conference honors all four years at
ECU with her second-team selection.
The Long Island, N.Y. native currently
leads the team in goals (9), assists
(6) and points (24). This season she
became the school's all-time scorer
(96) and all-time goal scorer (39). A pair
of Pirate defenders also took home C-
USA honors on Tuesday as sophomore
Kat Norris (Houston, Texas) was named
to the second-team with McCallion
and Nicole Moore (Springdale, N.C.)
was named to the AH-Freshman Team.
UCF and SMU earned regular season
co-champion honors their first season
in the conference. The Golden Knights
earned the top seed in the tournament
and were led by 2005 C-USA Defensive
Player-of-the-Year Courtney Balnes,
who anchored a backfield that allowed
only seven goals in October. Teammate
Roberta Pelarigo joins Baines on the
All-Conference first-team.
Bell Out Indefinitely
ECU junior forward David Bell will
be out Indefinitely due to an Injury
he suffered to his left knee during
"Minges Madness" Bell sat out the
2004-05 season after transferring from
LaSalle University, where he played his
freshman and sophomore seasons.
Prior to transferring to ECU, Bell played
in 59 games during a two-year stint at
LaSalle, where he averaged 6.8 points
and 3.7 rebounds per game. ECU will
open its exhibition season against
North Carolina Central on Friday, Nov.
12. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m. inside
Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.
Bunnlng, McCain
reintroduclng steroids
Aiming to spur baseball and
other sports to adopt tougher steroids
policies, Sens. Jim Bunning and John
McCain are reintroducing legislation
that would standardize drug testing
and penalties for professional leagues.
The new bill combines two already
proposed separately by Bunning, a
Kentucky Republican who was elected
to baseball's Hall of Fame in 1996, and
McCain, an Arizona Republican. Bunning,
a former major-league pitcher, said the
new legislation would be introduced
Tuesday or Wednesday. Like the earlier
bills from Bunning and McCain, this
one is based on the Olympic model,
calling for a two-year suspension for an
athlete who fails a steroids test for the
first time and a lifetime ban for a second
offense. Athletes would be tested at
least five times a year, three during
the season and two in the offseason.
The proposal has a provision urging
leagues to erase records achieved with
the help of performance-enhancing
drugs. Three House bills with similar
testing minimums and punishments
have been proposed, including one
sponsored by Tom Davis, the Virginia
Republican who chairs the Government
Reform Committee. That panel held the
March 17 hearing with Rafael Palmeiro,
Mark McGwire and baseball officials.
During congressional hearings on
steroids over the past eight months, the
focus has been on baseball, and while
Bunning's bill would also apply to the
NFL NBA and NHL, the timing of the
reintroduction is tied to last week's end
of the World Series Baseball currently
suspends a player 10 days for a first
offense. In April, commissioner Bud
Selig called for a 50-game suspension
after an initial positive lest a 100-game
ban for second-time offenders and a
lifetime ban for a third violation. Under
questioning from McCain at a Senate
Commerce Committee hearing Sept.
28, baseball players union head Donald
Fehr said he hoped a new steroids
agreement could be reached by the
end of the World Series.
Suzuki, Hunter, Chavez
bag fifth consecutive
Gold Gloves
Seattle outfielder Ichiro Suzuki,
Minnesota outfielder Torii Hunter
and Oakland third baseman Eric
Chavez won their fifth consecutive Gold
Gloves on Tuesday. Boston catcher
Jason Varitek, Texas first baseman
Mark Teixeira and Toronto second
baseman Orlando Hudson were first-
time winners, while New York Yankees
shortstop Derek Jeter and Toronto
outfielder Vernon Wells won for the
second season in a row. Texas pitcher
Kenny Rogers won for the fourth time
overall and second in a row
Meters upon meters of heart
Duncan perseveres
through heart condition
She wakes some mornings
and feels a little lightheaded.
She feels slightly short of breath.
It happens like this every now
and then. It's there lurking in
the back of her mind from the
moment she starts her day. Some-
times, she has to focus a little
harder than everyone else just to
keep her mind off of it.
Amanda Duncan begins her
day more determined, more
driven, more motivated than the
rest of the crowd. She wants to
go out and prove something. She
wants to prove she can do what
any other highly touted fresh-
man recruit on the ECU swim
team can do - swim and win.
It's a little different for
Duncan than it is for any other
swimmer on the Pirates' squad.
No one else has to fight the fear
of passing out during a race. No
one else fights a daily battle with
55 the thing that Amanda displays
so much of by continuing to
swim at such a high competitive
level - heart.
More specifically, Duncan's
Duncan was diagnosed with
ventricular tachycardia a few
years ago, a condition that causes
a rapid heartbeat and can double
or triple the normal heart rate.
Ventricular Tachycardia can
cause palpitations, light-head-
edness, fainting and shortness
of breath. Duncan has battled
heart problems since she was six
years old.
She has undergone procedures
called cardiac ablations at Duke
University several times and has
often had to rehabilitate. She is
on medication for the condition,
but admits that is can be unpre-
dictable, as she was already forced
to sit out for a week this season.
"When I train, I lose body
fat, and the medicine I am
on is stored in body fat, so at
times it doesn't store very well
said Duncan.
"It's pretty random, basically
whenever my medicine decides it
wants to stop working
Despite her condition Duncan
has a positive outlook and a ready
smile. She draws motivation from
the many doctors who have told
her not to swim. After all, swim-
ming is a sport that requires
top-flight cardiovascular condi-
The last thing Duncan
wants to do, however, is let
anyone think she swims with a
"I want to show people
that just because 1 have this
problem, it doesn't mean I can't
do what everybody else does
Duncan said.
As a sports and exercise sci-
ence major, Duncan is interested
in the kind of research that goes
on at the Gatorade Sports Sci-
ence Institute and wants to study
human performance.
For this year she wants to make
it from the B team to the A team
and make the NCAA's in swim-
ming, and she has her eyes on
competing in the Olympics in the
long run. She admits that the hard-
est part of swimming can be being
out of the pool due to her condition
- she sometimes stays out of the
pool for months at a time.
Being a true freshman,
Duncan's biggest challenge as a
newcomer collegian would be
time management. She admits
that between training (in the
pool and on the weights) and
studying she doesn't have
much time do other things. She
does like to go to the beach and
hang out with her friends, but
admits that swimming takes a
high priority.
"There's always something
for me to do other than sitting
around the dorms doing noth-
ing Duncan said.
She's very happy with ECU
thus far, and says she's devel-
oped a close relationship with
her teammates. Duncan chose
ECU over Florida State and
Auburn University because she's
close to her family in Wake Forest
and because she felt more wanted
in Greenville.
For Duncan, inspiration is all
over in the form of her family and
friends, and what she calls the
"happiness of accomplishment"
- when you do something you
set out to do. Her family is very
important to her and they have
supported her.
"The first time I passed out at
a swim meet, they had me in the
next event, allowed me to swim
in the next event. They work
with my doctors and they've
always been very helpful
Duncan said.
She's been swimming since
the age of seven, and after setting
new state and regional swimming
records in her senior year at Wake
Forest Roseville High School, she
suits up in the ECU purple and
gold as a true freshman.
Duncan believes her condition
doesn't hinder her performance at
all. So far Duncan has been right
as she's already hot on the heels
of seniors in the 100-yard freestyle
and is barely a few seconds off of
ECU records after just a few meets.
see DUNCAN page A7
Penney has been an intricate part of the Lady Pirates' attack her entire career at ECU.
Melissa Penny proves to
be model student-athlete
Lady Pirate senior
successful both on and
off the field
She's a communication major
who is on the fast track to a
career in sports broadcasting.
She was named to the Director
of Athletics Honor Roll in the
spring of 2004. She has respon-
sibilities that most ECU students
would cower from. She's even
got her sights set on pursuing
a job in personal training. Oh
yeah, and she's been one of the
most integral parts of the Lady
Pirates soccer team for the past
four years.
Melissa Penney is the type
of collegiate athlete that should
be emulated. Her dedication to
academics above her athletics
is something that is commonly
overlooked in our society. Melissa
knows her priorities and it shows
in her demeanor.
"School is very important to
me said Penney.
"Soccer has helped keep me
on a set schedule because of trav-
eling and practice, but school has
always been my top priority
Obviously Melissa is quite a
student, but how exactly did this
girl from Damascus, Md. begin
her illustrious soccer career?
"As a little kid, I started play-
ing on all-boys teams because
there weren't any girls teams in
my hometown Penney said.
"But soon, girls teams began
to form and I joined club teams
and my middle school team
as well
Melissa says her family was a
big influence in her soccer begin-
nings. Her brother, Mitchell,
played soccer as a kid and had
some bearing on Melissa pick-
ing up the sport. Her mother,
Dorann, and her father, Charles,
encouraged her to play the
game she would soon dominate
in high school.
In 1998, Penney entered
Damascus High School, one
known for its rich football pro-
gram - not for soccer.
"When I was entering high
school, I was going to go to Good
Counsel (a private high school
in suburban Maryland known
for its athletics) because Damas-
cus' program wasn't that great
said Penney.
"But I ended up attending
It's a good thing she did - she
led the Hornets to a 4A Division
Championship and set Damas-
cus records in career goals (75)
and assists (33) during her four-
year career.
Among her pre-college soccer
accomplishments, Penney was
part of the Maryland State
Olympic Development Program
team from 1999 until 2001 that
was the runner-up to the 2000
national championship. Also, she
was a member of the Bethesda
Sting club team that won the
2000 Maryland State Cup
She was a second-team all-
state forward primed and ready
for the NCAA.
Melissa entered ECU in 2002
and right from the start, the
freshman was contributing to her
team. In the 36th minute of the
Pirates' match against Memphis,
she scored her first career goal.
That year, ECU Women's Soccer
turned In their best single-season
record at 11-6-4 and earned the
best home record at 6-0-1.
"I think (the first-career goal
against Memphis was one of
my proudest moments at ECU
said Penney.
But this season could pos-
sibly be the crowning jewel of
her career.
Individually, Penney is
second on the team in goals (4),
points (11), and shots (25) and is
tied with fellow senior Meghan
McCallion for game-winning
goals (2). Of the eight players
with at least 10 shots this year,
Penney has the highest shot-on-
goal percentage at .760.
But enough about her stats
- she's been on the field for
all eighteen games this season
and will be In Houston to take
on SMU in the Lady Pirates'
first match of the C-USA
"I'm so glad to be in the tour-
nament said Penney.
"It just wouldn't feel right if
we didn't get in. But we did and I
know we're going to do fine
Win or lose, Melissa knows
her experience at ECU is some-
thing she will take with her for
the rest of her life. Above all, she
knows that she's made friends to
last a lifetime.
"Going to school at ECU and
playing soccer here - it was an
amazing experience. All the girls
I've been playing with the past
four years and just everything in
general they're memories I'll
never forget said Penney.
"My advice to the younger
players is to never think you're
down and out. Just don't give up
and always give your best
Good advice, especially
coming from someone who
has personified dedication her
entire life.
This writer can be contacted at
ECU swimmers
dominate in Va.
ECU stayed undefeated In Virginia this past weekend.
ECU sweeps tri-meet to
stay undefeated
The ECU swimming and
diving teams kept their promis-
ing start going on the season
after coming up with a tri-meet
sweep of George Mason and
William & Mary in Fairfax, Va.
The women's team continued
to dominate their events, beating
both teams handily. The women
defeated George Mason 157-81
and trounced William & Mary
145-93. They did so winning
comfortably in all events.
In the 400-yard medley relay
event, the women put three
teams across the finish line
before either George Mason
or William 6t Mary's second
teams finished. The relay team
of Alii Miller, Kelly Shinton,
Kate Gordon and Adrienne Wil-
liams won the event with a final
time of 3:55.01. Adrienne Wil-
liams also took first place in the
50-yard freestyle.
. Megan Pulaskl won the 1000-
yard freestyle event for the Lady
Pirates with a time of 10:24.53,
nearly four seconds ahead of
second place Marina Falcone from
William & Mary. Kim Brewer and
Brennan Gaeckle finished the
event fifth and sixth for ECU.
Lady Pirate swimmers fin-
ished in three of the top five
positions in the 200-yard free-
style. Jennie Meade came in
barely two hundredths of a
second ahead of teammate
Meghan Brosi with a time of
1:55.53. They finished second
and third, and Gordon came in
fifth for the Pirates.
In the 200-yard individual
medley, Holly Williams and
Miller finished first and second
respectively with times of 2:10.28
and 2:10.86. The Lady Pirates
also claimed the top two spots in
the 100-yard freestyle (Courtney
Felker and Amanda Duncan) and
200-yard backstroke (Miller and
E.C. Moore). In addition to the
win in the 200-yard individual
medley, Holly Williams won the
200-yard butterfly.
The Lady Pirate divers also
performed well. Lucy Hicks took
first in the one-meter diving
event and second in the three-
meter diving event. Teammate
Andrea DePhilips won the three-
meter event.
The men had a bit of a tougher
time with their meets but still
managed to win both.
In the 50-yard freestyle, the
men claimed the top four spots
with Chris Lubenau (21.24),
Bryan Yasinsac (21.37), Erik
McVeigh (21.82) and Josh Chur-
nutte (21.84). Yasinsac took first
place in the 100-yard freestyle
with a time of 47.81 seconds.
The men also got a clutch
performance in the 400-yard
freestyle relay when ECU'S team
of Churnutte, Lubenau, Cenk
Turkmen and Yasinsac won the
event by nearly three seconds
over the George Mason team with
a final time of 3:10.52.
Charlie McCanless took
the top spot in the 200-yard
backstroke for the men with a
time of 2:09.64 and Rob Pearce
finished third in the event with
2:11.67. Pirate diver Ryan Hunt
won the one-meter diving event
by 47 points over second place in
the winning effort.
Pirate swimming coach
Rick Kobe expressed excitement
over the team's performance
thus far.
"We swam very well and
dominated two good teams We
won every single event. It was a
great team effort and it feels great
to be undefeated at this stage of
the season said Kobe.
The next meet for the women
will be Saturday, Nov. 12 when
it takes on Gardner-Webb and
Marshall for a tri-meet at Minges
starting at 2 p.m. The next meet
tor the men isn't until the Nike
Cup on Nov. 17, 18 and 19.
Thii writer can be contacted at

Indianapolis Colts: A perfect season In the making?
Colts face tough test
next against Patriots
Manning and Dungy are all smiles at 7-0 going into week nine against the New England Patriots.
On Monday Night Football,
Nov. 7, Peyton Manning and the
Indianapolis Colts will attempt
to exorcise the demons that
are the New England Patriots
and Head Coach Bill Belichick's
defensive schemes.
The Colts, at 7-0, are run-
ning through the NFL with
surprisingly stellar defense. Over
the past four games, the Colts'
offense has "finally" started to
come around after a slow start.
The Patriots have owned the
Colts over the last two years,
knocking them out of the play-
offs while dominating the Colts
vaunted offense.
This year, things might be a
little different. The Colts are unde-
feated heading into their Monday
night game against the defending
world champs, dominating oppo-
nents with their defense.
The Patriots on the other
hand, are without the heart and
soul of their defense Safety Rodney
Harrison, who is out for the year
with torn knee ligaments. With
the return of linebacker Tedy
Bruschi, the Patriots' defense will
be improved, but they still have
problems with the offensive line
and the secondary. Technically,
they are ripe for the plucking.
The Colts defense, led by
defensive end Dwight Freeney,
should be able to handle the Pats
running game. Indy's defense
has given up a total of 77 points
on the season.
Another reason the Colts
have a chance Of running the
table and going undefeated
is their schedule. If Indy can
get pass New England Monday
night, they will still have to face
a tough Pittsburgh Steelers team
that runs well, and a San Diego
Chargers team that has been
coming on strong as of late.
But the Colts should be able
to handle them along with weak
divisional teams such as Houston
and Tennessee. After years of futil-
ity against the Patriots, and years
of record breaking performances,
Peyton Manning and the Colts
have a legitimate shot not only at
a perfect season, which has not
beeft Ame since the 1974 Miami
Dolphins, but also a chance at
going to and possibly winning
Super Bowl XL In Detroit.
But as all athletes will say
and as Colts DE Dwight Freeney
said Sunday on CBS' Football
Preview Show, "We got to take it
one game at a time
Thh should be a Monday night
football game to remember, and
one that could eventually make
or break Peyton Manning's career.
I know, I know, he has put up a
ton of numbers and a good win-
ning percentage, but he has only
won three out of the seven playoff
games in which he has appeared.
The knock against Hall of
Famer Dan Marino is that he
never won the big one but he
put up record numbers. Well,
with a win against New England
Monday and a chance at home
field advantage in the playoffs,
Manning should "officially"
take his place among the all-time
great quarterbacks.
Maybe it's just luck maybe
it's fate, but Manning threw
a record 49 touchdowns last
season, and he finally has a
defense to complement one of
the most potent offenses in NFL
history. It has been a matter of
time for Manning and the Colts,
but this is the year.
So Colts, good luck, but just
remember, these are still the
defending Super Bowl champs,
and the road to a championship
runs through the Patriots. Then
again, I doubt Peyton Manning
needs to be reminded of which
team has had his number.
This writer can be contacted at
DUIICan from page A6
Her future is bright and Coach
Rick Kobe has nothing but praise
for his new recruit, touting her as
one of the fastest sprint flyers on
the East Coast.
"She's an extremely hard
worker, and I've been real pleased
with her training. I think she's
only going to get faster, faster
and faster said Kobe.
Not bad for an athlete who
has often had to sit out of the pool
for weeks and months at a time.
And the truth is she has to
think about it most of the time.
"It's always in the back of my
head that I might pass out after
a race, so I have to focus more
she said.
Duncan also faces many
other challenges that come with
the territory of being an ECU
student athlete. She has to bal-
ance the demands of a steady
course load with the demands
of competing at a high level in
Conference USA. All of her sup-
port staff have no doubts that
she'll succeed to the highest
degree that she can and she will
set many of her own records here
before her time is up. She will
likely take her place as the top
sprint flyer in C - USA more than
once in her career.
Just don't put an asterisk
beside any of those records or
awards - she would never have
it that way.
This writer can be contacted at
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