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Volume 81 Number 29 WEDNESDAY November 16, 2005
Smelly manholes all over
campus bother students
Places like the Brewster building, Greene Hall and Clement Hali have manholes that emit odors
The cause behind the
smell
RACHEL KING
STAFF WRITER
As many students and staff
have noticed, the odor coming
from some of the steam manholes
around campus can be strong and
unpleasant.
What causes this phenom-
enon? Contrary to popular opin-
ion, it isn't a sewer line.
"The smell could possibly
occur because of ground water
that penetrates into the manhole
and steam pipe said Bill Bagnell,
director of Facilities Engineering
and Architectural Services.
Organic matter, when it
comes in contact with hot steam,
will heat up and may stink.
"The odor could be from
several different things, includ-
ing organic contaminants in the
ground Bagnell said.
However, that is just one
theory. Bagnell also suspects the
glass foam insulation used in parts
of the pipes that run in every
direction beneath the school.
"There may be some interaction
between the jacket and the pipe that
causes the odor as well Bagnell
said. The steam lines are vital to
the school and provide many func-
tions. They transport steam to all
the buildings, where it is converted
to hot water, which is what provides
heating in the winter, and hot water
for showers, for example.
In the summer, they are used
to dehumidify the air in our air
conditioning. The steam comes
in from a steam plant on 14th
Street and is transported into the
basement of the Bate building at
90-100 pounds of pressure, where
it is distributed at varying other
pressures all across campus for
whatever needs it serves.
Some of the most notable
places the "smelly steam" rises
from are the vents by Greene
Hall and in front of the Brewster
building.
"They stink and I hate walk-
ing by one said Gabrielle Frink,
freshman business major. How-
ever, plans are in the works to
replace the steam line between
Si Greene and Clement residence
u halls on the west end of campus.
This is scheduled to take place
5 in 2008. For now, students and
e faculty will simply have to live
with the odor.
"They really stink said Kyla
Williams, freshman psychology
major.
"They might be warm in this
weather but they aren't worth the
smell. It reminds me of a dirty
bathroom
No matter how one may feel
about the manholes, though, one
thing is for certain: ECU would
not have hot water or heating at
all if it was not for those steam
pipes.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian.com.
Emergency lights are used as safety precautions in various areas.
Blue light phones
used for numerous
reasons on campus
Used more often than we
think
TAYLEIGH DAVIS
STAFF WRITER
New outdoor store for adventurers
For the adventurous type
TAWANDA CARLTON
STAFF WRITER
For all of the "outdoorsy"
types there is a new store in
Greenville - The Great Outdoor
Provision Company.
Over 22 years in the making
the retail company offers every-
thing for people who really want
to Introduce themselves to the
great outdoors.
"We find a common factor is
passion for the outdoors active
lifestyle said Chuck Millsaps,
vice-president of marketing for
the company.
"It's exciting to see people
who become a part of our com-
pany
The retail company offers
clothing and tools for almost
every aspect of outdoor adven-
ture. From camping, to fly fish-
ing, to climbing, the Great Out-
door Provision Company pro-
vides the consumer with clothing
and equipment to fit an active
lifestyle.
"All clothing at Great Out-
door Provision Co. is designed
for the way you live your active
lifestyle Millsaps said.
"All of our popular brands
like Columbia and North Face
have a lifetime warranty and
what we like to describe as "func-
tional fashion �
The store also offers new and �
upcoming brands that you might �
not find in other places like their �
new line of yoga inspired wear, f
see STORE page A2
Great Outdoor Provision Company opening for adventurous types.
With currently 56 blue light
phones on main campus, and 20
at the Brody School of Medicine,
students use blue light phones for
a variety of safety precautions.
The blue light phone was intro-
duced to ECU 15 years ago when
the initiative to decrease crime on
college campuses began.
How do the blue lights
work?
When a crisis occurs, stu-
dents press the big button located
on the phone. This takes them
directly to the ECU Police Dis-
patch Department.
In the meantime, a bright blue
light flashes on the phone. If a
police officer is in the general area,
he or she will see the light and auto-
matically respond to it, sometimes
even before being notified.
Major Frank Knight, from the
ECU Police Department, said the
blue light is especially helpful at
night because the police officer
can easily identify the location
of the person in trouble.
Once the call is made, the
dispatch sends out the officer
on duty to that particular zone.
Depending on the location of the
call, it normally takes less than
three minutes for an officer to
rescue the victim.
Abut three years ago, a male
student was in the mall area of
central campus when what was
believed to be non-students
assaulted him after they got into
a verbal confrontation.
Several students walking by saw
the fight and used the blue light to
call the police department.
"The suspect was gone at the
time and the victim didn't want
to press charges said Knight.
How often are the blue lights
used, and do they really cut down
crime on campus?
The ECU police department,
located on 10th Street receives
about 12 calls a week from the
blue light phones. The most
common are reports of suspicious
persons around dormitories or
bicycle racks.
"But that doesn't mean
that's the amount of crimes on
campus Knight said.
Vehicle assistance and medi-
cal emergencies are the main
reasons for calls.
People will use the phone
for police escorts if buses are not
running in the early morning or
if their car is parked in unsafe
locations.
"Sometimes the individuals
with a car will break down in the
parking lot or they locked their
keys in the car Knight said.
The ECU police will provide
assistance.
In the case of medical emer-
gencies, the blue light phones
have been used in instances
when somebody has fainted or
twisted an ankle.
Students may also press the
see BLUE LIGHT page A2
Wal-Mart expects healthy holiday season,
posts modest income gain through Monday
Wal-Mart gained a modest 3.8 percent in the third fiscal quarter.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP)
� The world's largest retailer,
Wal-Mart Stores Inc posted
a modest 3.8 percent in profit
growth on Monday, but said it
expects electronics and other
general merchandise to propel
it to a healthy holiday season,
though spending may slacken
when the bills come due early
next year.
Income rose to $2.4 billion, or
57 cents per share, for the quarter
ended Oct. 31 from $2.3 billion,
or 54 cents per share, a year ago.
Earnings In the latest quarter
included three items, including
hurricane related costs, which
reduced results by $80 million,
or 2 cents per share.
Analysts surveyed by Thom-
son Financial had forecast 57
cents per share.
Revenues were $76.35 bil-
lion with sales of $75.4 billion,
an Increase of 10.1 percent over
$68.5 billion in sales for the
third quarter of fiscal 2005.
Sales at stores opened at least
a year, known as same-store
sales, rose a modest 3.8 percent.
Same-store sales are considered
an important measure of a retail-
er's health because they don't
inflate overall growth from new
store openings.
Wal-Mart shares rose 30 cents
to close at $49.30 Monday on the
New York Stock Exchange, where
they have traded in a 52-week
range of $42.31 to $57.89.
In a conference call with inves-
tors, Wal-Mart Chief Executive
Lee Scott didn't address criticism
the company has come under for
labor and other practices except to
note Wal-Mart's critics had some
praise for the retailer's response to
Hurricane Katrina.
Scott said Wal-Mart sustained
sales despite the hurricanes,
gasoline prices that skyrocketed
in the quarter and higher home
heating bills. The hurricanes,
Katrina, Rita and Wilma closed
hundreds of Wal-Mart stores, at
least temporarily, but Wal-Mart's
third-quarter numbers held up.
Scott called the quarter a
"pretty good performance in a
difficult environment
"I believe we will have a
good holiday season Scott said.
He noted that the hurricanes
would in the longer term improve
employment and the economy
but said January and February
could be difficult months when
holiday bills come due and higher
heating oil and natural gas prices
have a greater impact.
Analyst Dan Hess, president
and chief executive of Mer-
chant Forecast, a New York-based
independent research company,
agreed that Wal-Mart should do
well for the holiday.
"With Wal-Mart, it's not just
about the numbers and the fore-
cast. All types of social issues play
a role in the public perception of
Wal-Mart Hess said.
So far, the public is voting
with its feet and is continuing
to shop at Wal-Mart stores, he
said.
"The issues of conscience,
right now at least, appear to be
affecting the stock price more
than affecting sales Hess said.
"At the end of the day, Wal-Mart
is taking market share away from
other retailers
"I think Wal-Mart is gaining
back some momentum in general
merchandise Hess said. "Their
push toward electronics is going
to be successful
After a slow start to the Christ-
mas season last year, Wal-Mart has
promised to be more aggressive
with discounts and its push to get
shoppers to buy early for the holi-
day 2005 season. The company
launched Its holiday advertising
campaign on Nov. 1, a few weeks
earlier than last year.
Wal-Mart forecast fourth-
quarter earnings of 82 cents to
86 cents per share, $2.64 to $2.68
for the year. Analysts surveyed
by Thomson Financial forecast
quarterly income of 84 cents per
share and $2.64 per share for
the year.
Same-store sales are forecast
to rise between 3 percent and 5
percent for the fourth quarter,
Chief Financial Officer Tom
Schoewe said.
Vice chairman John Menzer
said customers are starting to see
stores that are less cluttered, part
of a restructuring that is putting
a focus on "close-to-the-customer
decision making
Kurt Barnard, president of
Barnard's Retail Forecasting in
Nutley, N.J said he expects the
company to make greater inroads
in fashion with its George and
new Metro7 lines. Wal-Mart is
also selling shoes made by Nike
under the Starter brand.
Still, Candace Corlett, a prin-
cipal at retail consulting firm
WSL Strategic Retail said Wal-
Mart will have to make a special
effort for its apparel lines to be a
success, something that will take
longer than this holiday season.
"You can't treat apparel like
underwear and socks, especially
if it is fashionable clothing Cor-
lett said. "You've got to present
an image, and that's what (Wal-
Mart Is) not so good at
"Do they have the brilliance
to do that? Absolutely. Will
they? I don't know Corlett said.
"Apparel aside, the shopability
of a Wal-Mart store has become
a real issue
For the first nine months of
the year, Wal-Mart earned $7.6
billion, or $1.82 a share, versus
$7.1 billion, or $1.66 a share, a
year ago. Nine-month sales rose
to $223.2 billion from $203
billion a year ago.
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CHRIS MUNIER News Editor ZACK HILL Assistant News Editor
WEDNESDAY November 16, 2005
Announcements
Gospel Choir
The gospel choir will perform at
7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15 In Wright
Auditorium. Tickets are $3 with
a student ID and $5 for general
admission. For more information,
call Tarrrick Cox at 328-1518 or
coxta@mail.ecu.edu.
Brewster History
Lecture
The ECU Brewster Lecture "A Tale
of Three Cities: How thb U.S. won
WWII" will be presented at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 16 in OC-307
Science and Technology Building.
ECU'S history department and
the Thomas Harriot College of
Arts and Sciences will host the
24th annual Lawrence F. Brewster
Lecture in History. David Kennedy,
the Donald J. McLachlan Professor
of History at Stanford University,
will offer the guest lecture.
The Importance of
Being Earnest'
Oscar Wilde's play The Importance
of Being Earnest will begin
performances Thursday, Nov. 17
and will run through Tuesday, Nov.
22. Performances will be held in
McGinnis Theatre, Tickets are
$12 for the general public, $10 for
senior citizens and ECU faculty
and staff and $8 for ECU students.
For more information, call 318-
6829or1-800-ECU-ARTS.
Great American
Smokeout
Students, faculty and staff are
encouraged to make the campus
smoke-free Thursday, Nov. 17 as part
of the Great American Smokeout
Information will be provided at tables
around campus during the day and
a planning session will be held at
5 p.m. in Student Health Services
to help smokers quit. For more
information, call Student Health
Services at 328-6841 or Campus
Wellness at 328-5770.
Medical Student
Talent Show
The 2005 Medical Student
Council Talent Show will be held
Thursday, Nov. 17 at 730 p.m. In
the Brody School of Medicine's
Brody Auditorium. Tickets are $5
In advance and $6 at the door.
There will be performances by
students and faculty, as well as
door prizes. This year's charity
beneficiary is the Tiana Nicole
Williams Endowment Fund. For
more information, contact Kara
Regan at regank@mail.ecu.edu.
Alumni Tailgate
The Alumni Association's Tailgate
2005 will take place Saturday,
Nov. 26 starting at 9:30 a.m. at
Minges Gate 2. The cost is $5
per person, and children under
10 get in for free. Enjoy food,
beverages, Pee Dee the Pirate
and the Cheerleaders. Fcr more
information and to register, visit
tailgate.piratealumni.com.
Toys for Tots
Student Health Service will be
collecting new unwrapped toys
until Friday, Dec. 7 for the annual
Toys for Tots program. The drop
box Is located in the lobby of
Student Health Service. For more
information, contact Georgia
Childs or Ellen Goldberg at 328-
6841.
Japan League
meetings
The Japan League holds meetings
Thursdays from 5 - 9 p.m. in Bate
room 1010. Japan League is a
Japanese film club that shows
movies, television shows and
animation. For more information,
visit jl.pattemblue.net
Pilobolus Dance
Theatre
PTOO, as it is affectionately cated, Is
considered the Tittle luxury edition"
of Pllobolus Dance Theatre, one of
the dance world's most renowned
ensembles Its two bravura dancers
present a seamless evening of new
and classic Plobolus works at 8 pm
Thursday, Dec1 in Wright Auditorium
Purchase Masterpiece Subscriptions
by Sept. 28 for best options.
Masterpiece subscription (al events)
$216 for public, $198 for ECU
fecuttystafl $108 for youth, $72 far
ECU Students. Purchase Crown
Subscriptions by Dec. 1 for best
options. Crown Subscriplion (choice
of six events): $162 tor pubic $150 tor
ECU facultystaff, $84 for youth, $48
for ECU students Advance individual
tickets, if available, may be purchased
beginning Nov. 13 for $25 public,
$23 ECU facultystaff, $13 youth and
$10 ECU student Ail tickets at the
door are $25. Group discounts are
avertable for groups of 15 or more.
State
Supreme Court won't take up 'In
God We Trust' case
WASHINGTON (AP) - Leaders of a
North Carolina county can keep "In
God We Trust" on their government
building, after challengers lost a
Supreme Court appeal on Monday.
Justices did not comment in rejecting
an appeal over the Inscription on
the Davidson County government
building in Lexington, NC The action
had been expected.
The court has over the years avoided
confronting the issue directly as
to whether these kinds of public
religious messages of a ceremonial
or symbolic nature are impermissibly
religious said Keith Werhan, a law
professor at Tulane University in New
Orleans. "I suspect it's a question of
letting sleeping dogs lie
Earlier this year justices were
splintered on the appropriateness of
Ten Commandments displays in and
near government buildings.
The inscription at issue in the Supreme
Court case, in 18-inch block letters,
was paid for with donations from
individuals and churches in 2002. It is
more prominent than the name of the
building, according to opponents.
Charles F. Lambeth Jr. and Michael
D. Lea, two lawyers who regularly
practice in the building, filed the
lawsuit.
A panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court
of Appeals said that "In God We
Trust" appears on the nation's coins
and was made the national motto by
Congress.
'In this situation, the reasonable
observer must be deemed aware
of the patriotic uses, both historical
and present, of the phrase 'In God
We Trust the court ruled.
George Daly, the Charlotte, NC,
attorney for opponents of the
Inscription, told justices in a filing
that "In God We Trust' is the national
motto, but it is also a religious creed,
a statement of communal religious
belief
James Morgan Jr the county's
attorney, said that Ten Commandments
displays are different from "In God We
Trust which has "been displayed for
decades on government buildings
and on the coins and paper money
The case is Lambeth v. Board of
Commissioners of Davidson County,
05-203.
National
Report: FDA decision-making
on emergency contraception
'unusual'
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health
officials took unusual steps in
rejecting nonprescription sales of
emergency contraception and some
documents suggest the decision was
made even before scientists finished
reviewing the evidence, congressional
investigators concluded.
An independent audit made public
Monday found the Food and Drug
Administration's May 2004 rejection
of the politically charged morning-
after pill deviated from 10 years of
agency practice in switching drugs
from prescription to over-the-counter
sales.
Long-suspicious members of
Congress Immediately declared that
politics had trumped science, and
urged the FDA's boss to intervene
to assure that a still pending
reconsideration of the pill's fate isn't
based on ideology.
"We are deeply opposed to this
subversion of science Rep. Henry
Waxman, D-Calif and 17 other
lawmakers wrote Health and Human
Services Secretary Mike Leavitt on
Monday. "It appears that the decision
was preordained from the outset
Also, the lawmakers asked Leavitt
to probe whether the FDA illegally
destroyed documents from the
office of then-Commissioner Mark
McClellan, now the government's
Medicare chief that might have
shed more light on the controversial
decision.
Leavitt's office didn't return phone
calls seeking comment.
But In a statement, the FDA stood by
its rejection and said the independent
Government Accountability Office
"mischaracterizes facts
Monday's report is the latest blow to
the credibility of an agency that by
law is supposed to base decisions
on science, not politics or industry
pressure. Top-ranking FDA officials
have acknowledged they overruled
their own scientists' decision that
nonprescription sales of emergency
birth control would be safe and
the agency's women's health chief
resigned in protest.
A high dose of regular birth control,
the morning-after pill lowers the risk
of pregnancy by up to 89 percent if
taken within 72 hours of unprotected
sex. The sooner it's taken, the better
it works, but It can be difficult for
women to get a prescription in time.
In December 2003, FDA's scientific
advisers overwhelmingly backed
over-the-counter sales of one brand,
Plan B, for all ages. They cited
assessments that easier access
could halve the nation's 3 million
annual unintended pregnancies.
Conservatives who consider the pill
tantamount to abortion intensely
lobbied the Bush administration to
reject nonprescription sales, saying
they would increase teen sex.
In May 2004, FDA leaders rejected the
nonprescription switch, saying there
was no data proving anyone under
16 could safely use the pills without
a doctor's guidance.
Maker Barr Laboratories reapplied,
seeking to sell Plan B without a
prescription to women 16 or older,
much like the way cigarettes are
sold with age restrictions, while
younger teens would still have to get a
doctor's note. In August, FDA leaders
postponed that decision indefinitely,
saying it wasn't clear how to enforce
an age limit.
The GAO probed the FDA's initial
rejection, and cited "unusual"
practices including conflicting
accounts of whether the decision
was made months before scientific
reviews were completed.
World
Mexico and Venezuela sever
diplomatic relations after name-
calling dispute
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Venezuelan
President Hugo Chavez accused
Mexican leader Vicente Fox of being
a "puppy" of President Bush and said:
"Don't mess with me, sir Fox shot back
on Mondaythat "we have dignity In this
country" and demanded an apology.
Now the two nations are withdrawing
their ambassadors.
The severing of diplomatic relations
came after a week of verbal sparring
that highlighted Latin America's
differences over free trade and
relations with the United States. The
conservative Fox tends to side with
Washington on many issues, while
Chavez, a socialist and populist,
has been one of the hemisphere's
strongest critics of Bush.
Venezuela's president has repeatedly
accused Fox of being a "puppy"
of American interests and of
disrespecting him after the pair
took opposing positions during this
month's Summit of the Americas.
On Sunday, Chavez used his weekly
radio and TV shows to warn Fox:
"Don't mess with me, sir, because
you'll get stung
Fox retorted in an interview with
CNN: "Other countries might
accept (Chavez's) wording and
the way he attacks everybody and
he attacks institutions. We are
not willing to do that in Mexico
Venezuela called its ambassador
home Monday rather than apologize
for the remark, and Mexico responded
by recalling its own envoy to Venezuela.
Fox said his government was mulling
Its next move.
"We can't allow people to offend our
country he told CNN en Espanol.
Venezuelan Ambassador to Mexico
Vladimir Villegas said he would fly to
his homeland aboard a commercial
flight Monday night.
"The whole world knows that this
didn't begin on the Venezuelan side
Villegas said.
When asked what the driving issue
was behind the flap, he said, "look
a little bit north" a reference to the
United States.
Tensions between Fox and Chavez
spilled over after the summit in
Argentina, where Fox defended a
U.Sbacked proposal for a Free
Trade Area of the Americas. Chavez
proclaimed the Idea dead.
They reached a breaking point late
Sunday, when Mexico Issued a
statement saying Chavez's latest barb
"strikes at the dignity of the Mexican
people and government
Early Monday, Fox's spokesman,
Ruben Aguilar, said Mexico would
expel the ambassador if Venezuela
didn't apologize by midnight.
Hours later in Venezuela, Foreign
Secretary Ali Rodriguez said his country
would not accept Mexico's demands.
Venezuela "rejects as an unjustified
attack the ultimatum issued by the
government of Mexico Rodriguez
said. "This situation is entirely the
responsibility of President Fox
Fox responded by saying he was
going to continue to fight for free trade.
Aguilar said withdrawing ambassadors
wouldn't mean severing ties
completely with Venezuela because
business and cultural relations
would remain Intact. The Economy
Department released a statement
Monday afternoon detailing trade ties
between the two oil-rich nations.
Iraqi detainees claim soldiers mem,
threw them into a cage of lions
Lions' teeth can crush bones.
WASHINGTON (AP) � Two
Iraqi businessmen, who were
imprisoned by U.S. forces in Iraq,
claimed Monday that American
soldiers threw them into a cage
of lions in a Baghdad palace, as
part of a terrifying interrogation
in 2003.
"They took me behind the
cage, they were screaming at me,
scaring me and beating me a lot
Thahe Mohammed Sabbar said
in an interview. "One of the sol-
diers would open the door, and
two soldiers would push me in.
The lions came running toward
me and they pulled me out and
shut the door. I completely lost
consciousness
Army spokesman Paul Boyce
said he has never heard of lions
being used in any detainee opera-
tions and it has never come up in
any of the more than 400 inves-
tigations into detainee abuse
conducted by the military over
the past three years.
"We take every allegation of
detainee abuse seriously Boyce
said. "But it does seem unusual
that this is now coming out for
the very first time after three
years of investigations
Sabbar, 37, andSherzad Kamal
Khalid, 35, are in the United
States this week to talk about
the lawsuit that the American
Civil Liberties Union and Human
Rights First filed on their behalf
against Defense Secretary Donald
H. Rumsfeld and other military
officials.
The suit, which was filed in
March and transferred to U.S.
District Court in Washington,
details alleged sexual abuse,
mock executions, water and
food deprivation, electric shock
and other torture used on eight
detainees, including Sabbar and
Khalid. It does not mention the
lion cage.
The two men described the
July day in 2003 when they were
arrested by American troops
with guns and armored vehicles.
They said they were covered with
plastic hoods and repeatedly
struck by soldiers using the butt
of their guns.
They both described standing
in front of a lion cage, and said
they could hear other prison-
ers screaming as the metal cage
door creaked open and slammed
shut.
"They threatened that if I did
not confess they would put me
in the cage said Khalid, adding
that the soldiers kept asking him
where Saddam was. "I laughed, I
thought they were kidding me.
They asked where are the weap-
ons of mass destruction. I was
very surprised and I thought it
was weird
But when he laughed, he said,
he was only beaten more. And he
said they pushed him into the
cage three times, pulling him out
as the lions moved toward him.
Both men said they suffer
continuing physical and psy-
chological trauma, such as pain,
ulcers, nightmares and insom-
nia.
Sabbar said he was held by
U.S. forces for about six months,
while Khalid was held for about
two months.
Saddam Hussein's eldest son,
Odai, kept lions in his compound
at the presidential palace, which
was taken over by U.S. troops
during the war. He was killed
in a gun battle with American
soldiers in July 2003.
Federal coordinator cannot promise levees
strong enough for a Katrina-sized storm
way around campus and the
police dispatch will give them
directions.
From the dozen calls received
weekly, three to four are prank
calls, most of which are reported
Thursday - Saturday between 2 - 3
a.m. when kids are coming back
from downtownKnight said.
When asked if the blue light
phones have decreased crime on
campus, Knight said it is hard to
see if they have prevented a crime
without it actually happening
"It adds a greater sense of
security for the students know-
ing that they have emergency
communications with the police
department Knight said.
To increase security, new stan-
dards require the blue light phones
to be located within 300 feet (one
football field) of each other,
especially around new buildings.
With new construction,
including the new Brody School
of Medicine and new dormitories,
the blue lights are automatically
in the construction plans.
"There are a few lights that
aren't, but that would be under
the old standards Knight said.
On campus, there are three
patrol zones officers are assigned
to: Zone A covers the Flanagan
building through the west end of
campus. Zone B includes Wright
Circle toward the Fletcher music
building. Zone C consists of Col-
lege Hill to the Minges parking
lot and athletic complex.
The police department gives
high priority to isolated areas
such as parking lots and highly
traveled areas. That is why it is
more important to have more
patrol coverage in those areas.
If two reports happen at the
same time, two different offi-
cers will be sent simultaneously
towards the different zones,
Knight said.
"Depending on personnel
availability we, a lot of times have
two officers assigned to each
zone Knight said.
On weekends, Knight makes
sure to have additional patrols
usually in zones that require
more safety enforcement, like
Zone A near west campus and
downtown.
Aside from the blue light
phones, another safety pre-
caution on campus is the 19
call boxes located on the front
entrances at every resident hall.
People may call the residents
inside or they may dial 911 to get
the police department.
Each semester the police
department does a safety walk
on campus along with University
Housing, Student Life and SGA
to make sure the campus has
enough security in the appropri-
ate locations.
During the walk, if blue light
phones are identified more than
300 feet away from each other,
Knight said the police depart-
ment tries to find a good location
to make sure they are all within
the correct distance.
Every semester, at least two or
three blue light phones are added
on campus.
Student Patrol officers also
check the blue light phones on
a weekly basis. They push the
button to make sure the light and
the audio are working properly,
Knight said.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian.com.
WASHINGTON (AP) � The
federal coordinator for Gulf Coast
recovery efforts said Monday
he will focus on ensuring the
region's levees are stronger than
they were before Hurricane
Katrina but cannot offer assur-
ances that they could withstand
another storm of that size.
Donald Powell said he might
not be able to quantify how
long-term recovery efforts are
progressing for at least eight
months in the devastated region
that he compared to a war zone.
However, he said he and local
authorities need to focus first
on security making sure that
levees can withstand another
huge storm.
"I think New Orleans and
Louisiana need to be safe Powell
said in an interview with The
Associated Press.
However, "I'm not sure what
the science dictates Powell said
when asked if t he levees would be
rebuilt to withstand a Category 5
hurricane, as Gulf Coast officials
have requested. "Clearly, I think
they're going to be rebuilt up to
a Level 3 but they were not a
Level 3 when the storm came. And
then study and understand what
the science is to get to a Level 5
"But the levees clearly are
important he said.
Katrina was a Category 4
storm when it slammed into the
coast on Aug. 29. A Category 5
storm is considered a catastrophic-
event, the worst in the five-step
rating system, with winds of 1SS
mph or more and a storm surge
greater than 18 feet above normal.
A midlevel Category 3 storm
packs winds between 111 and 130
mph and a storm surge between
9 and 12 feet above normal.
The Louisiana Recovery
Authority estimates that rebuild-
ing levees could cost $20 billion
over the next six to eight years.
Agency vice chair Walter Issac-
son said a top priority remains
"adequate hurricane protection"
with levees that can withstand a
Category 5 storm.
Powell, a soft-spoken, easygo-
ing Texan, steps down Wednes-
day as chairman of the Federal
Deposit Insurance Corp. to focus
on Gulf Coast recovery full-time.
He described his new post as an
independent conduit between
state and local authorities in
the region who are developing
rebuilding plans, and Congress
and Bush administration officials
who will help fund them.
A former banker and Texas
A&M University administrator,
Powell could not immediately
estimate how much rebuilding
the region will cost or how much
Congress will need to contribute.
The Louisiana agency,
appointed by Gov. Kathleen
Blanco, also has asked for $200
million in emergency small
business loans. Levee protec-
tion and keeping the local econ-
omy in business remain its top
priorities.
The agency was unhappy
when It learned that the state's
two senators, Democrat Mary
Landrieu and Republican David
Vitter, sought $250 billion from
Congress to help the state recover.
The request has never been
approved.
"It squandered our credibil-
ity, totally Issacson said. "We
realize in this economic climate
we can't ask the nation to come
rebuild Louisiana. We've got to
rebuild it ourselves. And there's
a silver lining because Louisiana
shouldn't be a ward of the fed
government. It should be able to
rebuild itself
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The company is also inter-
ested in giving back to the com-
munity. They have assisted many
other local schools like Wake
Forest and NC State with apparel
and equipment for different
activities like Wake Forest's ulti-
mate Frisbee team.
"We put the Great Outdoor
Provision Company here for a
reason Millsaps said.
"We like to give back to the
outing programs at local schools.
Anything that involves running,
we for instance, help provide
with performance apparel
Millsaps said the company
was interested in aiding ECU
with their services as well.
"We are looking forward to
having adventure experts host
events here as well Millsaps said.
"We are looking forward to
learning more about ECU
"The Great Outdoor Provi-
sion Company is a great place
to work said Lewis Gale, junior
media studies major.
"I can tell already that we are
going to have a lot of regulars
because of the things we carry
and the overall attitude of the
store
Gale said one of the com-
pany mottos is "work hard, play
harder" and he said the close-
ness of the staff helps with that
ideal.
It was not just a paycheck that
attracted Gale to trie company.
"I like fishing and even
though we have a lot of fly fish-
ing equipment there are so many
other things to learn about like
the kayaking and things like
that Gale said.
The Great Outdoor Provision
Company has nine stores in NC
with locations in Raleigh, Chapel
Hill, Greensboro and surround-
ing areas.
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news&theeas tcarolinian. com.
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JENNIFER L HOBBS Editor In Chief
WEDNESDAY November 16, 2005
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My Random Column
Multitasking?
Good or Bad?
I was asked today what I was doing - my
answer was "What am I not doing?" I am the
queen of getting as off track as I can while
still doing 50 things at once, and not a one of
them is related. But I am still not doing what
I need to be doing.
How in the world do people who have a
million things to do get them all done at the
same time. Now don't get me wrong, I have
the ability to walk and chew gum at the same
time, but I am such a procrastinator that when
I have two papers, lesson plans, a project
and then work to do I just sit there and stare
Z"rZZZ:Z When do we help and when do we look away?
Opinion Columnist
I need to be doing what I was supposed to
be doing in the first place.
This column, for example, is almost the last
thing to go in every week because I get so
distracted all day that my glorious copy edi-
tors watch me like a hawk until I am done.
They help me come up with topics and cre-
ativity for my next installment in this wonderful
newspaper so I can get through the night.
I have a project due today, and though I have
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today at 1 p.m. I ponder waiting until last
minute and decide that I am going to get it
done. Then something gets in the way, again
for the hundredth time.
Multitasking used to be my friend - in high
school I could do multiple things and once
without a problem. Then I came to college
- ADD kicked in, no more 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
classes set every day and no more parents.
I love being here and free of high school, but
I was so much more productive then.
Enough babbling, back to work I go until next
week - Jennifer Hobbs
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Out-Foxed by a Cat
BENJAMIN CORMACK
CAUSAL OBSERVER
Have you ever heard what agi-
tated squirrels sound like? They
sound like extremely small dogs,
letting out short, raspy barks. To
put it another way, they sound
like an extremely ticked-off bird.
Either way, it is one of the most
annoying sounds I've ever heard.
When I was walking near Belk
Residence Hall and heard several
of them making that sound, I
somehow felt compelled to figure
out what the fuss was all about.
If anything, I thought, maybe I
could shut-up those annoying
squirrels.
So I'm walking around the
area, trying to see if I notice any-
thing that might cause a bunch
of squirrels to act so well
squirrelly. Then I noticed a cat
walking near some bushes. He
was an orange and white striped
cat, male I think, and kind of
big - he kind of reminded me of
Garfield. Which would probably
explain why I acted the way I did
in this situation.
Now I'm not a cat person
- I don't really like cats, mostly
because I'm allergic to them.
Those of you with similar aller-
gies can understand why I do
all I can to avoid them. Yet
with this cat, something was
different. Maybe it was because
he reminded me of Garfield, or
maybe it is because I'm a softy
when it comes to animals, but I
called out to the little guy: "Here
kitty kitty kitty. Here kitty kitty
kitty The little guy then trotted
over to me, started meowing,
rubbing-up against my leg, basi-
cally doing all he could to melt
my heart and succeeding.
So being the big softy that I
am, I went over to the Subway
Shop in the West End Dining
Hall and bought him some milk.
I even got him some cream. It
was that Irish Coffee cream stuff
in the little containers. I don't
know if was meant for cats, but I
had heard at some point that cats
liked cream. So I figured, why
not. This other guy, 1 think he
may have been a grad student or
a young professor or something,
had some tuna and gave the cat
some of it. I then put the milk
and cream in a plastic container
I got from the store. He lapped it
up quite happily. I coaxed him
over to a sunnier spot, away from
the walkway where he might get
in someone's way. He seemed
quite content.
I was about to leave him
when he brushed-up against my
leg. "You sure know how to make
a guy feel guilty, don't you?" I
said. I didn't know what to do.
I didn't want to leave him there
all by himself, but I couldn't take
care of a cat. As if he read my
mind, he then went over to the
bushes to hide his face from me
as if to not make me feel guilty.
So I left the little guy with milk
for him and a little sadness in
my heart.
The next day I had a thought:
that cat was extremely friendly
for a stray. Most of the cats I've
seen wandering around campus
try to avoid people, which makes
me think that cat may have actu-
ally been somebody's pet. Which
means that cat may have tricked
me into giving him free milk. It is
because of this incident that I'm
reminded of why I prefer dogs.
Now getting played by a cat
is something I can live with, and
I can even laugh about it. What
I can't stand is when people play
me like this cat did. Those of you
who have ever been to the Harris
Teeter near campus at night may
have met someone begging for
money because they're hungry
and have no money. One time
I was even told by one woman,
who barely had any teeth, I met
near Michael's that she needed
money to pay for a cab because
her car was being worked on after
breaking down or something
along those lines I can't quite
remember.
Now I'm more than happy
to help out my fellow man, but
when I see these people, after
giving them money, going away
from the grocery store, a place
that sells food, I can't but feel
like I've been swindled. I feel
like they're going to spend my
own money that I gave them
out of the kindness of my heart
on liquor, drugs or something
worse. All of this after telling
me, "God bless you Frankly I
feel ashamed of not only myself
for believing them, but for them
having to resort to such means
to get money for whatever it may
be they want money for. What
I mean is that I feel cheated by
those who lie to me and spend
the money on something instead
of food or whatever their initial
need for the money was. I get
even angrier when I think about
how it is because of the liars and
cheaters out there that people are
so unwilling to help those who
really need it.
More than likely I'll be in that
area of Greenville again, and I'll
probably meet another person
with another story about how
they don't have any money and
they're hungry, and I will more
than likely end-up giving them
money. Why? Because for every
hundred liars and swindlers out
there, I'd like to think there is at
least one person who really needs
it - one person that I can actually
help - one good deed that I can
actually do. All that considered,
I guess helping that one person
is what really matters. The same
goes for cats, even if I think dogs
are better.
In My Opinion
(KRT) � PHILADELPHIA
- Samuel A. Alito Jr. is Catho-
lic, and his mother has said he
opposes abortion. And when
he sought a Justice Department
promotion in 198S, he expressed
support for the view that the
Constitution "does not protect a
right to an abortion
But Alito, the federal appeals
judge nominated to succeed
Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on
the nation's highest court, has
shown respect for precedent. In
a 1997 ruling, he said he agreed
with the "essential point" his
fellow judges had made: That the
Supreme Court has held that a
fetus is not a "person" under the
14th Amendment.
Alito's rulings on the Phila-
delphia-based U.S. Court of
Appeals for the Third Circuit
offer no clear signs whether he
would move to affirm or over-
turn "Roe v. Wade, the landmark
1973 abortion-rights ruling.
But newly released documents
from his tenure with the Jus-
tice Department triggered more
intense questioning Tuesday on
Capitol Hill.
Sen. Dianne Felnstein, D-
Calif an abortion-rights sup-
porter and the only woman on
the Judiciary Committee, told
The Associated Press that Alito
told her he had merely been "an
advocate seeking a job" when he
made his 1985 comments about
abortion.
"He said first of all it was dif-
ferent then she said. "He said,
I was an advocate seeking a job,
it was a political job and that was
1985. I'm now a judge, I've been
on the circuit court for 15 years,
and it's very different. I'm not
an advocate, I don't give heed to
my personal views; what I do is
interpret the law
Feinstein said she believed
him.
With Alito's confirmation
hearing set to begin Jan. 9, sena-
tors as well as liberal and conser-
vative interest groups are trying
to figure out Alito's approach
to stare decisis, the Latin term
for the legal principle that prior
court decisions should be recog-
nized as precedents - and not
easily overturned.
"As a lower-court judge, he
has to be in lock-step with prec-
edent said Jeffrey M. Shaman,
a constitutional-law scholar at
DePaul University in Chicago.
"But once he's on the Supreme
Court, he doesn't have to
Alito, 55, has tackled ques-
tions about abortion in a number
of cases in his 15 years on the
appeals court.
He voted in 2000 to strike
down New Jersey's ban on so-
called partial-birth abortion,
and in 1995 to bar restrictions
on Medicaid-funded abortions.
And in a key 1991 case, Alito
voted to uphold most of Pennsyl-
vania's abortion-control law, and
wrote that it was not an "undue
burden" to require a woman to
notify her husband before an
abortion.
In that case, Planned Parent-
hood v. Casey, the Supreme Court
ultimately reaffirmed the right to
abortion, but struck down the
spousal-notification provision
Alito had sought to uphold.
Shaman said that he thought
Alito would have dissented in
Roe, and that the big question
now was how Alito's view of stare
decisis would come into play
the next time an abortion case
reaches the court.
"It's very difficult to figure
out where he will come down,
because so much depends upon
how much respect he has to
whether or not Roe and Casey are
established law Shaman said.
"We don't get much of a sense
about Judge Alito as to where he
is with regard to when it's proper
to overrule a decision
Susan Low Bloch, a constitu-
tional law expert at Georgetown
University, said Alito's Third
Circuit opinions did not offer
much insight. "You can tell very
little from his court of appeals
rulings said Bloch, other than
"he's very good at following
precedent
The newly released 1985
document, she said, will make
Alito more vulnerable to ques-
tions about his views on Roe.
Alito's long-ago remark, she said,
"raises a- question of what he
would think about overturning
it now - 30 years later
Pirate Rant
If you didn't go to class, don't look my number up on
Onestop and call me late at night to see if we have a
test the next day!
Why does Fox suck so much? Every time I'm trying
to watch the "Family Guy" or "Prison Break" it gets
all fuzzy.
To the person who thinks that ECU is a party school: For
your information, every college has that group of people
who choose to "party away" their college years.
Why must I sit in student health urgent care for two
hours with a 103 degree temperature and throwing
up because all the appointments were taken by people
that have anywhere from a hurt big toe to a sports
physical?
Pre-med students,
out all the time?
should we really be this stressed
Please do not put a flyer on my car in the B lot By
the time I get the flyer the event has already passed
anyway.
I really wish that I can make it to my class in Brewster
once without having to walk through clouds and
clouds of smoke. I basically have to hold my breath
to get to my class.
Why the heck must UBE bombard us with solicitation
on our cars? I came back to my car last week after the
morning rain and found an ad for them under my
windshield. Because everything was wet, the ink ran
and made a huge mess. Stay away from our cars UBE!
To the group of people I almost ran over on campus
Friday afternoon - shouldn't have been walking five
deep in the middle of the road when there's a sidewalk
large enough to land aircraft.
Dear Ipod thief! I want my Ipod back, my life is point-
less without it. Bring it to Jarvis Street ASAP.
Why in the world do I have to wait at a train stop for a
train to pass, then it stops and then goes backwards!
With all the robberies, shootings and assaults maybe
the Greenville Police and ECU Police can quit stop-
ping people for going 16 mph on college hill and start
stopping some real crimes.
Dear guy who got my roommate drunk then dropped
her off at my house: please just take care of her and
stop making her cry.
Isn't it exciting going to a school where every time you
check your e-mail there are five to six e-mails saying
ECU shooting, armed robbery, etc. I feel so safe here!
The other day I was walking to class when I saw this
girl with a shirt on that said "Tease me across the
front. At that moment I wished I was wearing a shirt
that said "No
Does anyoneelse daydream during class that they are on a
tropical island somewhere, with clear blue waters, sitting in
the warm sun on the sand and sipping a pina colada? I do.
It's probably the only thing keeping me sane right now.
To those who go to Wright Place: There are two doors
per entrance! If a lot of people are already going out
one door and you are trying to get in, just take the
time to open the other door and get the hell out of
my way. Thank you.
It sucks how you can get written up in the Residence
Halls, tagged, talk to your coordinator, told the tag is
gone, and still have the tag so you're not able to register
for classes on time because the paperwork is 'lost
i
Where are the campus police when you need them?
Every time I've gone to Joyner Library at night for the
past year I have to run away from that kid on the bike
asking for money.
To the communication major complaining about
having to do volunteer work: It's called character build-
ing and on site experience! They don't make you do it
for nothing. I'm a nursing major and I get up at 4:30
in the morning to drive an hour away to do clinicals
and I'm not complaining because it's preparing me for
my future career!
Seriously Sabarro, cook the calzones. I don't want to
eat dough. P.S. If you know that between the hours
of 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m you're going to have a
lot of business, plan ahead and COOK MORE FOOD.
I'm sick of going up there and not being able to order
something.
This is my third year at ECU and the first year I have
actually enjoyed reading TEC Thanks for doing a
great job!
I remember the month of November being a little
colder than 75 degrees and sunny. I guess the scientists
are right - the polar ice caps are melting. Which means
next we should see Kevin Costner with gills swimming
around and people bartering for food with dirt.
1 swear the next person on wheels that is planning on
flying by me, I'm going to be ready to clothesline you
when I hear you coming.
For the people who complain that they are stereotyped
all the time, maybe you should stop what you're doing
and look at your actions, then you will realize where
the stereotype came from.
Why is it that the Political Science Department's study
room has every U.S. President on the wall for this century,
yet the only missing Presidents are four Republicans?
Stop whining Tony McKee! You live in eastern NC,
not the Northeast. We all know there are way more
Conservatives at ECU than Liberals.
Bikers don't ride on the sidewalks because if they did,
pedestrians would be fussing telling them to get off
and ride in the bike lanes on the street! You can't please
everybody so deal!
I just wanted to say thanks to the Wright Place Java
City for allowing me to wait in line for 20 minutes
only to have them tell me that they cannot make me
any hot chocolate because all of their milk was spoiled
and they are sorry for any inconvenience.
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CHRIS MUNIER News Editor ZACK HILL Assistant News Editor
WEDNESDAY November 16, 2005
Announcements
Gospel Choir
The gospel choir will perform at
7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15 In Wright
Auditorium. Tickets are $3 with
a student ID and $5 for general
admission. For more information,
call Tarrrick Cox at 328-1518 or
coxta@mail.ecu.edu.
Brewster History
Lecture
The ECU Brewster Lecture "A Tale
of Three Cities: How the U.S. won
WWII' will be presented at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 16 in OC-307
Science and Technology Building.
ECU's history department and
the Thomas Harriot College of
Arts and Sciences will host the
24th annual Lawrence F Brewster
Lecture in History. David Kennedy,
the Donald J. McLachlan Professor
of History at Stanford University,
will offer the guest lecture.
The Importance of
Being Earnest'
Oscar Wilde's play The Importance
of Being Earnest will begin
performances Thursday, Nov. 17
and will run through Tuesday, Nov.
22. Performances will be held in
McGinnis Theatre. Tickets are
$12 for the general public, $10 for
senior citizens and ECU faculty
and staff and $8 for ECU students.
For more information, call 318-
6829 or 1-800-ECU-ARTS.
Great American
Smokeout
Students, faculty and staff are
encouraged to make the campus
smoke-free Thursday, Nov. 17 as part
of the Great American Smokeout
Information will be provided at tables
around campus during the day and
a planning session will be held at
5 p.m. in Student Health Services
to help smokers quit. For more
information, call Student Health
Services at 328-6841 or Campus
Wellness at 328-5770.
Medical Student
Talent Show
The 2005 Medical Student
Council Talent Show will be held
Thursday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in
the Brody School of Medicine's
Brody Auditorium. Tickets are $5
in advance and $6 at the door.
There will be performances by
students and faculty, as well as
door prizes. This year's charity
beneficiary is the Tiana Nicole
Williams Endowment Fund. For
more information, contact Kara
Regan at regank@mail.ecu.edu.
Alumni Tailgate
The Alumni Association's Tailgate
2005 will take place Saturday,
Nov. 26 starting at 9:30 a.m. at
Minges Gate 2. The cost Is $5
per person, and children under
10 get in for free. Enjoy food,
beverages, Pee Dee the Pirate
and the Cheerleaders. For more
Information and to register, visit
tailgate.piratealumni.com.
Toys for Tots
Student Health Service will be
collecting new unwrapped toys
until Friday, Dec. 7 for the annual
Toys for Tots program. The drop
box is located in the lobby of
Student Health Service. For more
information, contact Georgia
Childs or Ellen Goldberg at 328-
6841.
Japan League
meetings
The Japan League holds meetings
Thursdays from 5 - 9 p.m. in Bate
room 1010. Japan League is a
Japanese film club that shows
movies, television shows and
animation. For more information,
visit jl.patternblue.net
Pilobolus Dance
Theatre
PTCO, as it is affectionately caled, is
considered the little luxury edition"
of PHobolus Dance Theatre, one of
the dance world's most renowned
ensembles. Its two bravura dancers
present a seamless evening of new
and classic PHobolus works at 8 pm
Thursday, Dec 1 in Wright Auditorium.
Purchase Masterpiece Subscriptions
by Sept. 28 for best options.
Masterpiece subscription (al events):
$216 for public, $198 for ECU
facultystaff. $108 for youth, $72 for
ECU Students. Purchase Crown
Subscriptions by Dec. 1 for best
options. Crown Subscription (choice
of six events): $162 for public $150 for
ECU facultystaff, $84 for youth, $48
far ECU students. Advance IndMdual
tickets, if available, may be purchased
beginning Nov. 13 for $25 public
$23 ECU facultystart $13 youth and
$10 ECU student All tickets at the
door are $25 Group discounts are
avaftaole for groups of 15 or more.
State
Supreme Court won't take up 'In
God We Trust' case
WASHINGTON (AP) - Leaders of a
North Carolina county can keep "In
God We Trust" on their government
building, after challengers lost a
Supreme Court appeal on Monday.
Justices did not comment in rejecting
an appeal over the Inscription on
the Davidson County government
building in Lexington, NC The action
had been expected.
The court has over the years avoided
confronting the issue directly as
to whether these kinds of public
religious messages of a ceremonial
or symbolic nature are impermissibly
religious said Keith Werhan, a law
professor at Tulane University in New
Orleans. "I suspect it's a question of
letting sleeping dogs lie
Earlier this year justices were
splintered on the appropriateness of
Ten Commandments displays in and
near government buildings.
The inscription at issue in the Supreme
Court case, in 18-inch block letters,
was paid for with donations from
individuals and churches in 2002. It is
more prominent than the name of the
building, according to opponents.
Charles F. Lambeth Jr. and Michael
D. Lea, two lawyers who regularly
practice in the building, filed the
lawsuit.
A panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court
of Appeals said that "In God We
Trust" appears on the nation's coins
and was made the national motto by
Congress.
"In this situation, the reasonable
observer must be deemed aware
of the patriotic uses, both historical
and present, of the phrase 'In God
We Trust the court ruled.
George Daly, the Charlotte, NC,
attorney for opponents of the
inscription, told justices in a filing
that "In God We Trust' is the national
motto, but it is also a religious creed,
a statement of communal religious
belief
James Morgan Jr the county's
attorney, said that Ten Com mandments
displays are different from "In God We
Trust which has "been displayed for
decades on government buildings
and on the coins and paper money
The case is Lambeth v. Board of
Commissioners of Davidson County,
05-203.
National
Report: FDA decision-making
on emergency contraception
'unusual'
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health
officials took unusual steps in
rejecting nonprescriptlon sales of
emergency contraception and some
documents suggest the decision was
made even before scientists finished
reviewing the evidence, congressional
investigators concluded.
An independent audit made public
Monday found the Food and Drug
Administration's May 2004 rejection
of the politically charged morning-
after pill deviated from 10 years of
agency practice in switching drugs
from prescription to over-the-counter
sales.
Long-suspicious members of
Congress Immediately declared that
politics had trumped science, and
urged the FDA's boss to intervene
to assure that a still pending
reconsideration of the pill's fate isn't
based on ideology.
"We are deeply opposed to this
subversion of science Rep. Henry
Waxman, D-Calif and 17 other
lawmakers wrote Health and Human
Services Secretary Mike Leavitt on
Monday. "It appears that the decision
was preordained from the outset
Also, the lawmakers asked Leavitt
to probe whether the FDA illegally
destroyed documents from the
office of then-Commissioner Mark
McClellan, now the government's
Medicare chief that might have
shed more light on the controversial
decision.
Leavitt's office didn't return phone
calls seeking comment.
But in a statement, the FDA stood by
its rejection and said the independent
Government Accountability Office
"mlscharacterizes facts
Monday's report Is the latest blow to
the credibility of an agency that by
law is supposed to base decisions
on science, not politics or industry
pressure. Top-ranking FDA officials
have acknowledged they overruled
their own scientists' decision that
nonprescriptlon sales of emergency
birth control would be safe and
the agency's women's health chief
resigned in protest.
A high dose of regular birth control,
the morning-after pill lowers the risk
of pregnancy by up to 89 percent if
taken within 72 hours of unprotected
sex. The sooner it's taken, the better
it works, but it can be difficult for
women to get a prescription in time.
In December 2003, FDA's scientific
advisers overwhelmingly backed
over-the-counter sales of one brand,
Plan B, for all ages. They cited
assessments that easier access
could halve the nation's 3 million
annual unintended pregnancies.
Conservatives who consider the pill
tantamount to abortion intensely
lobbied the Bush administration to
reject nonprescriptlon sales, saying
they would increase teen sex.
In May 2004, FDA leaders rejected the
nonprescriptlon switch, saying there
was no data proving anyone under
16 could safely use the pills without
a doctor's guidance.
Maker Barr Laboratories reapplied,
seeking to sell Plan B without a
prescription to women 16 or older,
much like the way cigarettes are
sold with age restrictions, while
younger teens would still have to get a
doctor's note. In August, FDA leaders
postponed that decision Indefinitely,
saying it wasn't clear how to enforce
an age limit.
The GAO probed the FDA's initial
rejection, and cited "unusual"
practices including conflicting
accounts of whether the decision
was made months before scientific
reviews were completed.
World
Mexico and Venezuela sever
diplomatic relations after name-
calling dispute
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Venezuelan
President Hugo Chavez accused
Mexican leader Vicente Fox of being
a "puppy" of President Bush and said:
"Don't mess wUh me, sir Fox shot back
on Monday that "we have dignity in this
country" and demanded an apology.
Now the two nations are withdrawing
their ambassadors.
The severing of diplomatic relations
came after a week of verbal sparring
that highlighted Latin America's
differences over free trade and
relations with the United States. The
conservative Fox tends to side with
Washington on many issues, while
Chavez, a socialist and populist,
has been one of the hemisphere's
strongest critics of Bush.
Venezuela's president has repeatedly
accused Fox of being a "puppy"
of American Interests and of
disrespecting him after the pair
took opposing positions during this
month's Summit of the Americas.
On Sunday, Chavez used his weekly
radio and TV shows to warn Fox:
"Don't mess with me, sir, because
you'll get stung
Fox retorted in an interview with
CNN: "Other countries might
accept (Chavez's) wording and
the way he attacks everybody and
he attacks institutions. We are
not willing to do that in Mexico
Venezuela called its ambassador
home Monday rather than apologize
for the remark, and Mexico responded
by recalling its own envoy to Venezuela.
Fox said his government was mulling
Its next move.
"We can't allow people to offend our
country he told CNN en Espanol.
Venezuelan Ambassador to Mexico
Vladimir Villegas said he would fly to
his homeland aboard a commercial
flight Monday night.
"The whole world knows that this
didn't begin on the Venezuelan side
Villegas said.
When asked what the driving issue
was behind the flap, he said, "look
a little bit north" a reference to the
United States.
Tensions between Fox and Chavez
spilled over after the summit In
Argentina, where Fox defended a
U.Sbacked proposal for a Free
Trade Area of the Americas. Chavez
proclaimed the Idea dead.
They reached a breaking point late
Sunday, when Mexico issued a
statement saying Chavez's latest barb
"strikes at the dignity of the Mexican
people and government
Early Monday, Fox's spokesman,
Ruben Aguilar, said Mexico would
expel the ambassador if Venezuela
didn't apologize by midnight.
Hours later in Venezuela, Foreign
Secretary Ali Rodriguez said his country
would not accept Mexico's demands.
Venezuela "rejects as an unjustified
attack the ultimatum issued by the
government of Mexico Rodriguez
said. "This situation is entirely the
responsibility of President Fox
Fox responded by saying he was
going to continue to fight for free trade.
Aguilar said withdrawing ambassadors
wouldn't mean severing ties
completely with Venezuela because
business and cultural relations
would remain intact. The Economy
Department released a statement
Monday afternoon detailing trade ties
between the two oil-rich nations.
Iraqi detainees claim soldiers �f?
threw them into a cage of lions
Lions' teeth can crush bones.
WASHINGTON (AP) � Two
Iraqi businessmen, who were
imprisoned by U.S. forces in Iraq,
claimed Monday that American
soldiers threw them into a cage
of lions in a Baghdad palace, as
part of a terrifying interrogation
in 2003.
"They took me behind the
cage, they were screaming at me,
scaring me and beating me a lot
Thahe Mohammed Sabbar said
in an interview. "One of the sol-
diers would open the door, and
two soldiers would push me in.
The lions came running toward
me and they pulled me out and
shut the door. I completely lost
consciousness
Army spokesman Paul Boyce
said he has never heard of lions
being used in any detainee opera-
tions and it has never come up in
any of the more than 400 inves-
tigations into detainee abuse
conducted by the military over
the past three years.
"We take every allegation of
detainee abuse seriously Boyce
said. "But it does seem unusual
that this is now coming out for
the very first time after three
years of investigations
Sabbar, 37, and Sherzad Kamal
Khalid, 35, are in the United
States this week to talk about
the lawsuit that the American
Civil Liberties Union and Human
Rights First filed on their behalf
against Defense Secretary Donald
H. Rumsfeld and other military
officials.
The suit, which was filed in
March and transferred to U.S.
District Court in Washington,
details alleged sexual abuse,
mock executions, water and
food deprivation, electric shock
and other torture used on eight
detainees, including Sabbar and
Khalid. It does not mention the
lion cage.
The two men described the
July day in 2003 when they were
arrested by American troops
with guns and armored vehicles.
They said they were covered with
plastic hoods and repeatedly
struck by soldiers using the butt
of their guns.
They both described standing
in front of a lion cage, and said
they could hear other prison-
ers screaming as the metal cage
door creaked open and slammed
shut.
"They threatened that if I did
not confess they would put me
in the cage said Khalid, adding
that the soldiers kept asking him
where Saddam was. "I laughed, I
thought they were kidding me.
They asked where are the weap-
ons of mass destruction. I was
very surprised and 1 thought it
was weird
But when he laughed, he said,
he was only beaten more. And he
said they pushed him into the
cage three times, pulling him out
as the lions moved toward him.
Both men said they suffer
continuing physical and psy-
chological trauma, such as pain,
ulcers, nightmares and insom-
nia.
Sabbar said he was held by
U.S. forces for about six months,
while Khalid was held for about
two months.
Saddam Hussein's eldest son,
Odai, kept lions in his compound
at the presidential palace, which
was taken over by U.S. troops
during the war. He was killed
in a gun battle with American
soldiers in July 2003.
Federal coordinator cannot promise levees
strong enough for a Katrina-sized storm
way around campus and the
police dispatch will give them
directions.
From the dozen calls received
weekly, three to four are prank
calls, most of which are reported
Thursday - Saturday between 2 - 3
a.m. when kids are coming back
from downtownKnight said.
When asked if the blue light
phones have decreased crime on
campus, Knight said it is hard to
see if they have prevented a crime
without it actually happening
"It adds a greater sense of
security for the students know-
ing that they have emergency
communications with the police
department Knight said.
To increase security, new stan-
dards require the blue light phones
to be located within 300 feet (one
football field) of each other,
especially around new buildings.
With new construction,
including the new Brody School
of Medicine and new dormitories,
the blue lights are automatically
in the construction plans.
"There are a few lights that
aren't, but that would be under
the old standards Knight said.
On campus, there are three
patrol zones officers are assigned
to: Zone A covers the Flanagan
building through the west end of
campus. Zone B includes Wright
Circle toward the Fletcher music
building. Zone C consists of Col-
lege Hill to the Minges parking
lot and athletic complex.
The police department gives
high priority to isolated areas
such as parking lots and highly
traveled areas. That is why it is
more important to have more
patrol coverage in those areas.
If two reports happen at the
same time, two different offi-
cers will be sent simultaneously
towards the different zones,
Knight said.
"Depending on personnel
availability we, a lot of times have
two officers assigned to each
zone Knight said.
On weekends, Knight makes
sure to have additional patrols
usually in zones that require
more safety enforcement, like
Zone A near west campus and
downtown.
Aside from the blue light
phones, another safety pre-
caution on campus is the 19
call boxes located on the front
entrances at every resident hall.
People may call the residents
inside or they may dial 911 to get
the police department.
Each semester the police
department does a safety walk
on campus along with University
Housing, Student Life and SGA
to make sure the campus has
enough security in the appropri-
ate locations.
During the walk, if blue light
phones are identified more than
300 feet away from each other,
Knight said the police depart-
ment tries to find a good location
to make sure they are all within
the correct distance.
Every semester, at least two or
three blue light phones are added
on campus.
Student Patrol officers also
check the blue light phones on
a weekly basis. They push the
button to make sure the light and
the audio are working properly,
Knight said.
This writer can be contacted at
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WASHINGTON (AP) � The
federal coordinator for Gulf Coast
recovery efforts said Monday
he will focus on ensuring the
region's levees are stronger than
they were before Hurricane
Katrina but cannot offer assur-
ances that they could withstand
another storm of that size.
Donald Powell said he might
not be able to quantify how
long-term recovery efforts are
progressing for at least eight
months in the devastated region
that he compared to a war zone.
However, he said he and local
authorities need to focus first
on security making sure that
levees can withstand another
huge storm.
"1 think New Orleans and
Louisiana need to be safe Powell
said in an interview with The
Associated Press.
However, "I'm not sure what
the science dictates Powell said
when asked if the levees would be
rebuilt to withstand a Category S
hurricane, as Gulf Coast officials
have requested. "Clearly, I think
they're going to be rebuilt up to
a Level 3 but they were not a
Level 3 when the storm came. And
then study and understand what
the science is to get to a Level S
"But the levees clearly are
important he said.
Katrina was a Category 4
storm when it slammed into the
coast on Aug. 29. A Category S
storm is considered a catastrophic
event, the worst in the five-step
rating system, with winds of 1SS
mph or more and a storm surge
greater than 18 feet above normal.
A midlevel Category 3 storm
packs winds between 111 and 130
mph and a storm surge between
9 and 12 feet above normal.
The Louisiana Recovery
Authority estimates that rebuild-
ing levees could cost $20 billion
over the next six to eight years.
Agency vice chair Walter Issac-
son said a top priority remains
"adequate hurricane protection"
with levees that can withstand a
Category S storm.
Powell, a soft-spoken, easygo-
ing Texan, steps down Wednes-
day as chairman of the Federal
Deposit Insurance Corp. to focus
on Gulf Coast recovery full-time.
He described his new post as an
independent conduit between
state and local authorities in
the region who are developing
rebuilding plans, and Congress
and Bush administration officials
who will help fund them.
A former banker and Texas
A&M University administrator,
Powell could not immediately
estimate how much rebuilding
the region will cost or how much
Congress will need to contribute.
The Louisiana agency,
appointed by Gov. Kathleen
Blanco, also has asked for J200
million in emergency small
business loans. Levee protec-
tion and keeping the local econ-
omy in business remain its top
priorities.
The agency was unhappy
when it learned that the state's
two senators, Democrat Mary
Landrieu and Republican David
Vltter, sought $250 billion from
Congress to help the state recover.
The request has never been
approved.
"It squandered our credibil-
ity, totally Issacson said. "We
realize in this economic climate
we can't ask the nation to come
rebuild Louisiana. We've got to
rebuild it ourselves. And there's
a silver lining because Louisiana
shouldn't be a ward of the fed
government. It should be able to
rebuild itself
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The company is also inter-
ested in giving back to the com-
munity. They have assisted many
other local schools like Wake
Forest and NC State with apparel
and equipment for different
activities like Wake Forest's ulti-
mate Frisbee team.
"We put the Great Outdoor
Provision Company here for a
reason Millsaps said.
"We like to give back to the
outing programs at local schools.
Anything that involves running,
we for Instance, help provide
with performance apparel
Millsaps said the company
was Interested in aiding ECU
with their services as well.
"We are looking forward to
having adventure experts host
events here as well Millsaps said.
"We are looking forward to
learning more about ECU
"The Great Outdoor Provi-
sion Company is a great place
to work said Lewis Gale, junior
media studies major.
"I can tell already that we are
going to have a lot of regulars
because of the things we carry
and the overall attitude of the
store
Gale said one of the com-
pany mottos is "work hard, play
harder" and he said the close-
ness of the staff helps with that
ideal.
It was not just a paycheck that
attracted Gale to the company.
"I like fishing and even
though we have a lot of fly fish-
ing equipment there are so many
other things to learn about like
the kayaking and things like
that Gale said.
The Great Outdoor Provision
Company has nine stores in NC
with locations in Raleigh, Chapel
Hill, Greensboro and surround-
ing areas.
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news@theeastcarolinian.com.
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WEDNESDAY November 16, 2005
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When do we help and when do we look away?
Out-Foxed by a Cat
BENJAMIN CORMACK
CAUSAL OBSERVER
Have you ever heard what agi-
tated squirrels sound like? They
sound like extremely small dogs,
letting out short, raspy barks. To
put it another way, they sound
like an extremely ticked-off bird.
Either way, it is one of the most
annoying sounds I've ever heard.
When 1 was walking near Belk
Residence Hall and heard several
of them making that sound, I
somehow felt compelled to figure
out what the fuss was all about.
If anything, I thought, maybe I
could shut-up those annoying
squirrels.
So I'm walking around the
area, trying to see if I notice any-
thing that might cause a bunch
of squirrels to act so well
squirrelly. Then I noticed a cat
walking near some bushes. He
was an orange and white striped
cat, male I think, and kind of
big - he kind of reminded me of
Garfield. Which would probably
explain why I acted the way I did
in this situation.
Now I'm not a cat person
- I don't really like cats, mostly
because I'm allergic to them.
Those of you with similar aller-
gies can understand why I do
all I can to avoid them. Yet
with this cat, something was
different. Maybe it was because
he reminded me of Garfield, or
maybe it is because I'm a softy
when it comes to animals, but I
called out to the little guy: "Here
kitty kitty kitty. Here kitty kitty
kitty The little guy then trotted
over to me, started meowing,
rubbing-up against my leg, basi-
cally doing all he could to melt
my heart and succeeding.
So being the big softy that I
am, I went over to the Subway
Shop in the West End Dining
Hall and bought him some milk.
I even got him some cream. It
was that Irish Coffee cream stuff
in the little containers. 1 don't
know if was meant for cats, but I
had heard at some point that cats
liked cream. So I figured, why
not. This other guy, I think he
may have been a grad student or
a young professor or something,
had some tuna and gave the cat
some of it. I then put the milk
and cream in a plastic container
I got from the store. He lapped it
up quite happily. I coaxed him
over to a sunnier spot, away from
the walkway where he might get
in someone's way. He seemed
quite content.
I was about to leave him
when he brushed-up against my
leg. "You sure know how to make
a guy feel guilty, don't you?" I
said. I didn't know what to do.
I didn't want to leave him there
all by himself, but I couldn't take
care of a cat. As if he read my
mind, he then went over to the
bushes to hide his face from me
as if to not make me feel guilty.
So I left the little guy with milk
for him and a little sadness in
my heart.
The next day I had a thought:
that cat was extremely friendly
for a stray. Most of the cats I've
seen wandering around campus
try to avoid people, which makes
me think that cat may have actu-
ally been somebody's pet. Which
means that cat may have tricked
me into giving him free milk. It is
because of this incident that I'm
reminded of why I prefer dogs.
Now getting played by a cat
is something I can live with, and
I can even laugh about it. What
I can't stand is when people play
me like this cat did. Those of you
who have ever been to the Harris
Teeter near campus at night may
have met someone begging for
money because they're hungry
and have no money. One time
I was even told by one woman,
who barely had any teeth, I met
near Michael's that she needed
money to pay for a cab because
her car was being worked on after
breaking down or something
along those lines I can't quite
remember.
Now I'm more than happy
to help out my fellow man, but
when I see these people, after
giving them money, going away
from the grocery store, a place
that sells food, I can't but feel
like I've been swindled. I feel
like they're going to spend my
own money that I gave them
out of the kindness of my heart
on liquor, drugs or something
worse. All of this after telling
me, "God bless you Frankly I
feel ashamed of not only myself
for believing them, but for them
having to resort to such means
to get money for whatever it may
be they want money for. What
I mean is that I feel cheated by
those who lie to me and spend
the money on something instead
of food or whatever their initial
need for the money was. I get
even angrier when I think about
how it is because of the liars and
cheaters out there that people are
so unwilling to help those who
really need it.
More than likely I'll be in that
area of Greenville again, and I'll
probably meet another person
with another story about how
they don't have any money and
they're hungry, and I will more
than likely end-up giving them
money. Why? Because for every
hundred liars and swindlers out
there, I'd like to think there is at
least one person who really needs
it - one person that I can actually
help - one good deed that I can
actually do. All that considered,
1 guess helping that one person
is what really matters. The same
goes for cats, even if I think dogs
are better.
In My Opinion
(KRT) � PHILADELPHIA
- Samuel A. Alito Jr. is Catho-
lic, and his mother has said he
opposes abortion. And when
he sought a Justice Department
promotion in 1985, he expressed
support for the view that the
Constitution "does not protect a
right to an abortion
But Alito, the federal appeals
judge nominated to succeed
Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on
the nation's highest court, has
shown respect for precedent. In
a 1997 ruling, he said he agreed
with the "essential point" his
fellow judges had made: That the
Supreme Court has held that a
fetus is not a "person" under the
14th Amendment.
Alito's rulings on the Phila-
delphia-based U.S. Court of
Appeals for the Third Circuit
offer no clear signs whether he
would move to affirm or over-
turn "Roe v. Wade, the landmark
1973 abortion-rights ruling.
But newly released documents
from his tenure with the Jus-
tice Department triggered more
intense questioning Tuesday on
Capitol Hill.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-
Calif an abortion-rights sup-
porter and the only woman on
the Judiciary Committee, told
The Associated Press that Alito
told her he had merely been "an
advocate seeking a job" when he
made his 198S comments about
abortion.
"He said first of all it was dif-
ferent then she said. "He said,
"I was an advocate seeking a job,
it was a political job and that was
1985. I'm now a judge, I've been
on the circuit court for 15 years,
and it's very different. I'm not
an advocate, I don't give heed to
my personal views; what I do is
interpret the law
Feinstein said she believed
him.
With Alito's confirmation
hearing set to begin Jan. 9, sena-
tors as well as liberal and conser-
vative interest groups are trying
to figure out Alito's approach
to stare decisis, the Latin term
for the legal principle that prior
court decisions should be recog-
nized as precedents - and not
easily overturned.
"As a lower-court judge, he
has to be in lock-step with prec-
edent said Jeffrey M. Shaman,
a constitutional-law scholar at
DePaul University in Chicago.
"But once he's on the Supreme
Court, he doesn't have to
Alito, 55, has tackled ques-
tions about abortion in a number
of cases in his 15 years on the
appeals court.
He voted in 2000 to strike
down New Jersey's ban on so-
called partial-birth abortion,
and in 1995 to bar restrictions
on Medicaid-funded abortions.
And in a key 1991 case, Alito
voted to uphold most of Pennsyl-
vania's abortion-control law, and
wrote that it was not an "undue
burden" to require a woman to
notify her husband before an
abortion.
In that case, Planned Parent-
hood v. Casey, the Supreme Court
ultimately reaffirmed the right to
abortion, but struck down the
spousal-notification provision
Alito had sought to uphold.
Shaman said that he thought
Alito would have dissented in
Roe, and that the big question
now was how Alito's view of stare
decisis would come into play
the next time an abortion case
reaches the court.
"It's very difficult to figure
out where he will come down,
because so much depends upon
how much respect he has to
whether or not Roe and Casey are
established law Shaman said.
"We don't get much of a sense
about Judge Alito as to where he
is with regard to when it's proper
to overrule a decision
Susan Low Bloch, a constitu-
tional law expert at Georgetown
University, said Alito's Third
Circuit opinions did not offer
much insight. "You can tell very
little from his court of appeals
rulings said Bloch, other than
"he's very good at following
precedent
The newly released 1985
document, she said, will make
Alito more vulnerable to ques-
tions about his views on Roe.
Alito's long-ago remark, she said,
"raises a. question of what he
would think about overturning
it now - 30 years later
Pirate Rant
If you didn't go to class, don't look my number up on
Onestop and call me late at night to see if we have a
test the next day!
Why does Fox suck so much? Every time I'm trying
to watch the "Family Guy" or "Prison Break" it gets
all fuzzy.
To the person who thinks that ECU is a party school: For
your information, every college has that group of people
who choose to "party away" their college years.
Why must I sit in student health urgent care for two
hours with a 103 degree temperature and throwing
up because all the appointments were taken by people
that have anywhere from a hurt big toe to a sports
physical?
Pre-med students,
out all the time?
should we really be this stressed
Please do not put a flyer on my car in the B lot By
the time I get the flyer the event has already passed
anyway.
I really wish that I can make it to my class in Brewster
once without having to walk through clouds and
clouds of smoke. I basically have to hold my breath
to get to my class.
Why the heck must UBE bombard us with solicitation
on our cars? I came back to my car last week after the
morning rain and found an ad for them under my
windshield. Because everything was wet, the ink ran
and made a huge mess. Stay away from our cars UBE!
To the group of people I almost ran over on campus
Friday afternoon - shouldn't have been walking five
deep in the middle of the road when there's a sidewalk
large enough to land aircraft.
Dear Ipod thief! I want my Ipod back, my life is point-
less without it. Bring it to Jarvis Street ASAP.
Why in the world do I have to wait at a train stop for a
train to pass, then it stops and then goes backwards!
With all the robberies, shootings and assaults maybe
the Greenville Police and ECU Police can quit stop-
ping people for going 16 mph on college hill and start
stopping some real crimes.
Dear guy who got my roommate drunk then dropped
her off at my house: please just take care of her and
stop making her cry.
Isn't it exciting going to a school where every time you
check your e-mail there are five to six e-mails saying
ECU snooting, armed robbery, etc. I feel so safe here!
The other day I was walking to class when I saw this
girl with a shirt on that said "Tease me across the
front. At that moment I wished I was wearing a shirt
that said "No
Does anyone else daydream during class that they are on a
tropical island somewhere, with clear blue waters, sitting in
the warm sun on the sand and sipping a pina colada? I do.
It's probably the only thing keeping me sane right now.
To those who go to Wright Place: There are two doors
per entrance! If a lot of people are already going out
one door and you are trying to get in, just take the
time to open the other door and get the hell out of
my way. Thank you.
It sucks how you can get written up in the Residence
Halls, tagged, talk to your coordinator, told the tag is
gone, and still have the tag so you're not able to register
for classes on time because the paperwork is 'lost
I
Where are the campus police when you need them?
Every time I've gone to Joyner Library at night for the
past year 1 have to run away from that kid on the bike
asking for money.
To the communication major complaining about
having to do volunteer work: It's called character build-
ing and on site experience! They don't make you do it
for nothing. I'm a nursing major and 1 get up at 4:30
in the morning to drive an hour away to do clinicals
and I'm not complaining because it's preparing me for
my future career!
Seriously Sabarro, cook the calzones. I don't want to
eat dough. P.S. If you know that between the hours
of 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m you're going to have a
lot of business, plan ahead and COOK MORE FOOD.
I'm sick of going up there and not being able to order
something.
This is my third year at ECU and the first year I have
actually enjoyed reading TEC Thanks for doing a
great job!
I remember the month of November being a little
colder than 75 degrees and sunny. I guess the scientists
are right - the polar ice caps are melting. Which means
next we should see Kevin Costner with gills swimming
around and people bartering for food with dirt.
I swear the next person on wheels that is planning on
flying by me, I'm going to be ready to clothesline you
when I hear you coming.
For the people who complain that they are stereotyped
all the time, maybe you should stop what you're doing
and look at your actions, then you will realize where
the stereotype came from.
Why is it that the Political Science Department's study
room has every U.S. President on the wall for this century,
yet the only missing Presidents are four Republicans?
Stop whining Tony McKee! You live in eastern NC,
not the Northeast. We all know there are way more
Conservatives at ECU than Liberals.
Bikers don't ride on the sidewalks because if they did,
pedestrians would be fussing telling them to get off
and ride in the bike lanes on the street! You can't please
everybody so deal!
I just wanted to say thanks to the Wright Place Java
City for allowing me to wait in line for 20 minutes
only to have them tell me that they cannot make me
any hot chocolate because all of their milk was spoiled
and they are sorry for any inconvenience.
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Page A4 features@theeastcarolinlan.com 252.328.6366 CAROLYN SCANDURA Features Editor KRISTIN MURNANE Assistant Features Editor WEDNESDAY November 16, 2005
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) Chicken Little
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Horoscopes:
Aries - More research is required.
Figure out what you need and
how to get it below retail. You'll get
farther that way.
TaumS - It seems like a good time
to ask for money, but it really isn't.
What you get from one place, you'll
just be giving up somewhere else.
� Your skills are improving,
and so is your confidence. But don't
get cocky. The competition is fierce.
Cancer - You're entering a hectic
and confusing period. It won't last
long, so don't worry. Just double-
check everything.
LOO - The pressure is easing. The
test Is almost over. Either way, make
the best of what you've got and get
on to other things.
Virgo - Changes are beginning
to occur. Your assignment, if you
choose to accept it, Is to direct traffic.
Libra - It all comes together at
home, due to your determination.
Be careful traveling, though. It's
confusing out there.
Scorpio - You can afford to be
generous with a person who's
suffered a loss. Don't put yourself at
a disadvantage, however.
Sagittarius - One kind of pressure
eases up, another takes its place.
Something that was stuck will start
moving quickly. Take care.
Capricorn - Lots of assignments
are coming in, but you shouldn't get
complacent. Double-check to make
certain you understand what's
expected.
Aquarius - You're a dreamer, but
you also have mechanical expertise.
Work on the idea part in more detail
before going public with It.
Pisces - Fixing up your own place
takes priority for a while. Turn a
couple of your dreams into reality.
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Yesterday's Rising, Snowbread and
Forever Changed will be performing
at Pirate Underground tonight. The
show starts at 8 p.m. and is sponsored
by the ECU Student Union.
Fun Facts:
One in three snake bite victims is
drunk at the time of the bite. One in
five is tattooed.
It takes a drop of ocean water more
than 1,000 years to circulate around
the world.
In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases
more energy than all the world's
nuclear weapons combined.
The chemicals Indole and skatole,
which help to account for the
particular smell of human feces, are
used as ingredients in perfume.
Pollen can travel up to 500 miles in a day.
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How to plan different parties
Simple, fast and
affordable
MEREDITH STEWART
SENIOR WRITER
A great way to meet new
people in college is to get out
and about. Throwing a party is
an exciting way to do this, so
here are a few pointers on how
to party like a pirate. There are
many different types of parties,
from keg parties to formal cock-
tail parties. Choose one and
follow the guidelines below.
If a big party is what you
are looking for, find a house
somewhat close to the dorms.
It's winter time and most party
goers want to walk there as
quickly as possible and don't
want to have to worry about
the risks involved with drinking
and driving. It's great to have a '
nice house, but remember your
house could become the next
big party scene of the year. Be
careful what you have sitting
around your house - it may not
be there at the end of the night.
Decorate with colored lights,
inexpensive decorations and
other oddball items. Great music
is a must, just be sure there is a
variety so you will get all kinds
of people at your party. If you
4
Being the host or hostess of a party, no matter what type, requires you to entertain your guests safely.
want live music, just get a few
musically inclined friends to play.
A beer pong table seems to be a
necessity, so don't forget to make
one. Paint a board (what ever size
you prefer) ECU purple and make
sure people sign it at your parties.
Those memories will be hilarious
the next morning, and for many
years to come.
"I've had my beer pong table
with me for years now. It's been
with me to different colleges and
has so many writings on it as well
as drawing different people put
on it, I feel like it adds a lot to
my house Said Michael Onofrio,
junior criminal justice major.
Now for the center of atten-
tion - the kegs. They can be
purchased by anyone 21 or older
at various locations all around
Greenville. Bring a friend or two
because each keg weighs about
150 pounds but be sure you are
all of age because they will not let
you leave with it if they think you
are going to be supplying minors.
Don't forget the essentials such as
the tap, lots of ice and cups. Just
put the keg into a big trashcan
and be sure to cover it with ice.
Tap it and you are now set for a
college party.
Invite friends, tell your neigh-
bors and start the music - need
anything else? As the host or
hostess, it's your job to watch
out for fights, make sure no
one steals anything and it is
also a good suggestion to cover
yourself by checking IDs. This
will help you out in the long run
to be sure that if the police come,
you do not get charged with serv-
ing minors.
"I've been to so many parties
at ECU and the best ones include
lots of guys, your best girlfriends
and comfortable shoes of course
said Candice O'neal, sophomore
political science major.
There is always an alternative
to throwing big parties. A small
cocktail party or sports party can
be just as much fun if not more
fun than a big messy party. Just
invite your closest friends and
set a theme. If you are looking
to be festive, try decorating your
house for an upcoming holiday
and assign each party guest
something to bring. You can all
have a great time sitting around
enjoying all of the festive foods
people brought, listening to the
see PARTY page A5
Picking the right outfit for the right party
What you don't know can
hurt you
TOMEKA STEELE
SENIOR WRITER
ECU is known for its infa-
mous party scene although the
university goes far with academ-
ics as well. Let's face it some
people make the wrong choices
in attire when going to a party.
There are different types of par-
ties that require different types
of ensembles. Cocktail parties,
sports related parties, house par-
ties, keggers and club parties all
require a certain form of dress.
The cocktail party is fairly
simple. It's a party that serves
cocktails and or wine and soft
alcoholic beverages and hors
d'oeuvres. Often times there is a
dessert buffet as well. A cocktail
party is very laid back but with a
touch of finesse and grace.
Traditional cocktail party
attire is a short elegant dress for
women. A-line dresses and bell
dresses are perfect for the atmo-
sphere of a cocktail party. Men
most often wear a business suit or
blazer to this type of soiree. This
may slightly differ for college
cocktail parties. Men can go busi-
ness casual - but no jeans, shorts
or sneakers for the cocktail party
scene. When trying to decide
what to wear, it's often best to
check the invitation.
Sports related parties are a
totally different venue. There
are many types of parties in
this category such as football
parties where people gather to
watch a game on television, and
basketball parties. These types of
parties don't usually have a dress
code. Casual clothing is the best
way to go since there will likely
be alcohol and fast-food. Casual
dress includes whatever you want
to wear that is comfortable, espe-
cially when it is in support of one
of the teams playing.
House parties can be a gray
zone when deciding what to
wear. It depends on what type
of house party it is. The stan-
dard house party has snacks,
alcoholic beverages, very loud
music and space for people to
dance. Thus, girls can opt for
something slightly like club-
wear and so can guys. Guys can
get away with wearing a nice
pair of jeans and collared shirt.
For a kegger it's all about
being comfortable and not wear-
ing your favorite thing because it
will most likely become ruined
during the night. There are all
kinds of drinking games and keg
stands so you need unrestricting
clothing to participate. At a kegger
it's all about having fun, nobody
really cares what you wear or
will remember for that matter.
"If I'm going to be drinking I
just wear something comfortable
such as a pair of shorts, a basic tee-
shirt and a hat. Never anything
dressy said senior exercise and
sports physiology major Mikey
Odom. All students are reminded,
of course, not to drive home after
participating in kegger activities.
Greenville has many taxi-ser-
vices that would be glad to take
you and your friend's home.
Going to a party at a club
requires club-wear or your best
sexy outfit. Sexy doesn't imply
slutty. No body wants to see the
cheeks of your buttocks. Ladies
need to be sophisticated and sexy
and men need to be dressy casual.
Dressy casual for the club means
nice jeans or slacks and a collared
shirt or tee. Some clubs require a
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Don't hide: Embrace winter
Don't let Jack Frost get
the best of your skin
EMILY JORDAN
STAFF WRITER
Jennifer Anlston glows for the camera, as always.
Friend for life
Aniston is definitely a class act
MEREDITH STEWART
SENIOR WRITER
Jennifer Anlston hardly needs an Introduction.
Her remarkable roles, inner and outer beauty and
the fact that she was married to one of the hottest
guys in Hollywood says enough.
She spent most of her childhood in New York
and was brought up in a prominent acting family.
Her father, John Aniston played Victor Kiriakls on
see ANISTON page A5
The winter days are approach-
ing us quickly. Just think, next
month we'll be freezing our buns
off while we roast chestnuts on
an open fire in the cold, brisk air.
Soon our heaters will be work-
ing overtime to keep our homes
toasty. We'll take extra hot show-
ers to steam up the bathroom
on those cold mornings. We'll
find comfort in a warm cup of
coffee or tea. But, did you know
that heat in your home takes the
moisture out of the air? Those
extra hot showers and caffeine
are hard on your skin, too. Not
to mention the cold, dry air
can do painful damage to your
skin. To ensure that your winter
season is an enjoyable and com-
fortable one, don't forget about
your skin - it feels the effects
of winter, too. Here are some
tips to keep your skin healthy
and beautiful during those
cold and dry winter months.
Avoid dehydration. Water
makes up 60 percent of the
human body, so drink plenty of
water. Water helps to transport
nutrients to your skin cells. Eat
plenty of leafy vegetables. They
contain water that can help
nourish your skin. Eat warm
foods and drink warm liquids
to keep your circulation flow-
ing, but cut back on your caf-
feine and alcohol intake - they
will dehydrate you, which is
what we are trying to avoid.
Keep It cool. Turn down the
heat in your home to the lowest
point that you feel comfortable
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Don't hide your skin all winter, take
with to help keep the air moist
throughout the house. Use room
humidifiers and dress warmly
instead. Not only will this help
you keep your skin moisturized,
but it will cut down on utility
costs as well.
Make it short. While we all
enjoy long, hot, steamy showers
or baths too much hot water can
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To get rid of the chill in the
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A little bath oil in the tub will
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hats or fitted T-shirts. Before
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Dressing the right way for the
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sounds of the season and telling
stories of parties past.
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something a little more casual,
try a sports party. Watch a foot-
ball game, play a little beer
pong or put in a movie and
just relax.
Partying all the time gets
tiring and can really impact your
grades. Chilling out and making
memories with your friends is
half the college experience.
At all parties, big or small,
don't forget to take some pic-
tures. Just keep it as safe as pos-
sible, with designated drivers,
supportive friends and plenty
of mild food in the refrigerator,
just in-case you happen to have
some sort of stomach problem
the next day.
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light. Sunscreen will help to pre-
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you don't like the slimy nature of
sunscreen, use a moisturizer with
SPF IS to prevent damage. Not
only will this protect your skin
from the affects of the winter sun,
but it will also prevent wrinkles
and skin damage later in life.
Exfoliate. Use gentle exfoliates
on your skin weekly to remove
dead skin cells, keeping your skin
fresh and vibrant. Avoid exfoli-
ating everyday because this may
dry your skin too much, causing
too much damage.
Guys, skin care is not just
for girls. In the presence of cold
air and low humidity the body
loses its ability to hold mois-
ture. There are many skin care
products out there now made
specifically and only for guys.
There are even some sunscreens
that are not oily or smelly like
the typical summer protection.
Just think - it only takes 10
percent of the skin's water level
to drop to become dry, itchy and
flaky. Take heed and take the
necessary steps to insure that
your skin is healthy when Jack
Frost pays a visit.
This writer can be contacted at
features@theeastcarolinian.com.
AlliStOn from page A4
"Days of Our Lives" and her god-
father is the one and only Telly
Savalas. At age 11 Jennifer discov-
ered her real talents at the Rudolf
Steiner School's drama club.
After graduating from the
High School of Performing Arts in
1987, she took roles in off-Broad-
way productions. She played
small roles in movies, but as we
all know, Jennifer Aniston is
most popular for playing Rachel
Green in the sitcom "Friends
This show became a mega-hit and
her fame came very quickly. Fame
definitely has its price. Aniston
had to lose 30 pounds and put
her hobbies such as traveling,
hiking and antiquing on pause.
She began appearing in sev-
eral romantic comedies such
as, Picture Perfect and Til' There
Was You in 1997, along with The
Object of my Affection in 1998.
This is where she met the man
of her dreams, Brad Pitt. The
young couple took their places as
Hollywood's elite power couple
after they said "1 do" in 2000.
Since then she has only
become a stronger and more
respected actress. Her roles in
The Good Girl and Bruce Almighty
hit big and scored millions in
the box. Aniston is now an "it"
girl and has cameras in her face,
with people always begging her
for an autograph, pictures or
just a glimpse into her world.
"When somebody follows you
20 blocks to the pharmacy, where
they watch you buy toilet paper,
you know your life has changed
Aniston told People magazine in
an interview.
Jennifer Aniston entertains the audience on "David Letterman
Everyone has heard about her
nasty divorce by now, but Jen-
nifer Aniston is a strong woman
and seems to be recovering. Every
trashy tabloid and serious jour-
nalist has elaborated on the story
since then. It must be really hard
to have to deal with a divorce, but
to do it publicly is even worse.
Each day she gets to see or at least
hear about Brad Pitt, Angelina
Jolie and herself. Despite all the
talk, her popularity seems to
increase as she stands tall and
moves on with her life.
Jennifer Aniston is going to
be popping up everywhere in the
next six months. She has been
extremely busy making four new
movies. Derailed is the first of four
and on Christmas Day Rumor Has
It will hit the box offices. The
rumor going around now is that
the film has been subject to re-
shoots since the original director
Ted Demme passed away. All that
will be taken care of and Anis-
ton will shine through in The
Break Up which should be out in
February. In this movie she stars
with her current love interest,
Vince Vaughn. Her last movie is
Friends With Money described as
a comedy, but maybe with a twist
or an edge. Be sure to catch Jen-
nifer Aniston as she woes us all
with her talent and beauty and
keep reading features for reviews
of her movies.
Watch for her career to keep
growing and to see her for many
years to come in a variety of
movie genres.
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features@theeastcarolinian.com.
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WEDNESDAY November 16, 2005
NFL 2005-06: Mid-season accolades
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Bengals, Colts
RON CLEMENTS
STAFF WRITER
At the beginning
of the season, I asked
the following ques-
tions: 1) How will
Terrell Owens and
Donovan McNabb
get along in Philadel-
phia? 2) Will Ricky
Williams quit on his
Miami teammates
again? 3) Can Carson
Palmer get the Ben-
gals to the playoffs? 4)
Is this Brett Favie's last
season? 5) Can the
New England Patriots
three-peat and win
their fourth champi-
onship In five years?
6) Will Peyton Man-
ning's Colts finally
reach the Super Bowl?
To answer them:
1) Not well. 2) It hasn't been Williams quitting on
his team, although he has been quiet on the field, but
Owens who has blasted his teammates, forcing the
Eagles to quit on him. 3) Yes. 4) Wedon't know yet, but
we hope not. 5) Probably not. 6) It sure looks like it.
Indianapolis was my preseason pick to win the
AFC and the Colts are 9-0 and looking great, and bal-
anced. The funny thing is they haven't been doing it
on just the right arm of Manning. It has been the run-
ning of Edgerrin James and the stellar play from the
defense that has the Colts unbeaten. Right now, the
question is not whether the Colts can go undefeated,
but will they? Miami fans are hoping not.
So, If the season were to end today, who would go
where and who would get what? In the NFC, my pre-
season pick to win the NFC East, Philadelphia, is 4-5 fol-
lowing Monday nigrit's loss to Dallas while the New York
Giants are the surprise leaders at 6-3. The NFC North
is the weakest, and most surprising division, with most
people's cellar prediction, Chicago, leading the "Norris"
at 6-3 while Minnesota and Green Bay have five wins
combined. My picks for the South and West, Carolina
and Seattle, are looking pretty solid at this point.
Indy is clearly the class of the AFC, and the NFL.
At this point, anything shy of a Super Bowl win would
be a disappointment to Colts' fans. 1 picked the Jets to
win the East - not gonna happen there. Buffalo and
New England are now a two-horse race in the East.
Cincinnati is leading the AFC North, tied with Pitts-
burgh, which is the best team in the division. I had
the Steelers winning the North. 1 picked San Diego
to win the West, and I obviously underestimated Jake
Plummer in Denver.
That being said, I am going to have to revise my
Super Bowl pick of Green Bay from the NFC. But
first, to doll out some mid-season awards:
Coach of the Year:
Tony Dungy, Indianapolis Colls: Dungy is
coaching the league's only undefeated team, and
has his team playing well on both sides of the ball.
Bill I'arcells, Tom Coughlin and Lovie Smith are
all doing good jobs with their teams, but Dungy's
squad is clearly the best and he deserves the
accolades for it.
NFL Defensive Rookie of the
Year:
Odell Thurman, LB, Cincinnati Ben-
gals: A second-round pick from Georgia,
Thurman has been a play ma ker all
- season for the Bengals. He
k has forced three fum-
Wes, has four lntercep-
k tions and a sack and
has been the standout
,UM defensive rookie in the
league.
Ronnie Brown,
RB, Miami: The
second overall pick
from Auburn has been
a workhorse for the
Dolphins. Although
Brown's teammate
at Auburn, Carnell
"Cadillac" Williams
is getting more of the
pub, Brown's stats are
better and he has not
missed a game. He
has almost 200 yards
more than Williams,
one more touch-
down, a yard more
in yards-per-carry
and only one rumble.
NFL Offen-
sive Player of the
Year:
Shaun Alexan-
der, RB, Seattle: Alex-
ander has just been
the man In Seattle.
TheSeahawksareln
first place and Alex-
ander leads the NFL
in rushing yards and
touchdowns. He is
overshadowed by the multi-talented LaDainian
Tomlinson In San Diego, but it's time for Alexander
to get his due.
NFL Defensive Player of the Year:
Cato June, LB, Indianapolis: June, like Thur-
man, has been all over the field for the Colts and
carried the Colts for the first month of the season,
scoring two touchdowns in consecutive games
off Interceptions. He Is second in the NFL with
five interceptions and 11 in the league tackles.
Miami's Zach Thomas, Green Bay's Nick Barnett
and Pittsburgh's Troy Polumalu have all been
outstanding, but June has made more big plays on
defense than anyone else.
NFL Comeback Player of the Year:
Steve Smith, WR, Carolina Panthers: Smith has
returned from a season-ending knee injury in 2004
with a vengeance. He leads the NFL in receiving
yards and touchdowns and is a solid MVP candi-
date as he makes quarterback Jake Delhomme look
better every week.
NFL MVP:
Carson Palmer, QB, Cincinnati: Edgerrin James,
LaDainian Tomlinson, Steve Smith and Shaun
Alexander all have cases for MVP, but Palmer has
taken a Cincinnati team that people thought might
make the playoffs to one that is a shoe-in for the
post-season and may win the AFC North. Would
the Bengals be there without Palmer's outstanding
play? No. He is second in the league In quarterback
rating and leads the NFL in touchdown passes.
NFL's Surprise team:
The Cincinnati Bengals. Behind the play of
Palmer and a defense that is better than advertised,
the Bengals are no longer the Bungles. A team that
some "experts" thought would be a 9-7 borderline
playoff team is 7-2 and leading its division.
NFL's Most Disappointing team:
The Green Bay Packers. Some may say the Vikings,
but the Packers have won the NFC North three straight
years and Brett Favre has never tasted a losing record in
Green Bay. That run will most likely end this season.
Minnesota constantly underachieves, so their disap-
pointing play is really no big surprise. Green Bay Is 2-7
following its upset win at Atlanta, while injuries have
taken their toll on the Packers. Favre is trying to carry
a team down to its 5string running back and without
two of his top three receivers. More heart-breaking to
Packers fans is that they are just a play or two away in
every game from being 7-2 or 8-1.
Revised Super Bowl pick:
Indianapolis over Seattle. Seattle is playing the
best in the NFC with a dominant running game
behind Alexander while the Colts are the best and
deepest team in football.






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Sports Briefs
Players, owners agree on
harsher penalties for steroids
Major league players and owners
agreed to toughen penalties for
steroid use to a 50-game suspension
for a first failed test, 100 days for
a second and a lifetime ban for
a third. Baseball also will test for
amphetamines for the first time
starting next year under the deal,
which must be ratified by both sides.
Baseball's current steroid penalties
are a 10-day suspension for a first
offense, 30 days for a second offense
and 60 days for a third. The earliest
a player could be banned for life is a
fifth offense. The sport's second new
steroids agreement in 10 months
came after lengthy negotiations
prompted by urging from Congress -
Including the threat of legislation that
would require higher penalties and
stricter testing standards. Last week,
McCain and Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky,
revised their proposed legislation to
soften the penalties from two years
for a first offense and a lifetime ban
for a second. The bill now calls for
a half-season ban for a first positive
test, one season for a second and a
lifetime penalty for a third. Their bill
would apply to the major leagues,
the NFL, NBA, NHL and baseball's
minor leagues. While Davis didn't
immediately address how Tuesday's
news might affect pending legislation,
he did issue a statement calling the
agreement "the type of self-initiated
action we were hoping for all along
Under the new deal, according to
congressional aides, a first positive
test for amphetamines will lead
to mandatory additional testing, a
second offense will draw a 25-game
suspension, and a third offense gets
80 games. A player will be tested
during spring training physicals and
at least once in the regular season,
plus the possibility of random tests.
The old agreement called for a
minimum of one test from the start
of spring training through the end of
the regular season,
Galley, Georgia Tech agree to
five-year contract
Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey
made improvements in the program
that earned him a five-year, $5 million
contract. The deal, announced
Tuesday, runs through 2010. Gailey's
future at Tech had been the subject
of Increased speculation since the
end of the 7-5 2004 season - his third
straight seven-win finish. After the
season, athletic director Dave Braine
said he expected the team to be
better this year. On Tuesday, Braine
said Galley had met that demand
even though Tech Is 6-3 with games
left against No. 3 Miami on Saturday
night and No. 14 Georgia on Nov. 26.
If Tech loses to Miami, it would finish
with a 4-4 recorcjin Atlantic Coast
Conference games for the fourth
straight year under Galley. Braine
said Gailey did not ask for a raise
from his current $1 million salary.
Gailey, a former Dallas Cowboys
coach, was entering the final year
of his contract. Thft was reworked
and four years added on. Braine said
high academic standards make Tech
one of the three toughest jobs In the
nation for a football coach. Braine
identified Army and Notre Dame as
the other toughest jobs.
McNabb doubtful for game
against Giants
Donovan McNabb is unlikely to
play In Philadelphia's game against
the New York Giants on Sunday
because of a groin injury. McNabb
injured his groin while trying to tackle
Dallas' Roy Williams after throwing an
interception. Williams returned the
pick 46 yards for a touchdown with
2:43 left to lead the Cowboys to a 21-
20 comeback victory over the Eagles
on Monday night. Reld said McNabb
had an MRI on Tuesday morning, and
was waiting to see a specialist.
Costanzo inks
contract with St.
Louis Cardinals
Costanzo led the Pirates in home runs last season.
(SID) � Former ECU Pirate
slugger Drew Costanzo signed
a free agent contract with the
St. Louis Cardinals Monday
afternoon at Clark-LeClair
Stadium Head Coach Billy
Godwin announced.
Costanzo, a two-year starter,
led the Pirates in home runs
(11), runs scored (S3) and walks
(42) while ranking second in
RBI (42) , total bases (108) and
at-bats (210).
"I've been waiting for this day
my whole life said Costanzo.
"To be able to continue playing
baseball and to play profession-
ally is a dream come true. I'm
excited and can't wait to head to
spring training in March
The West Palm Beach native
finished his career with 16
home runs, 80 RBI, 117 hits and
a .304 average while helping
the Pirates to a pair of NCAA
Regional appearances and one
Super Regional berth. He was
a mainstay in the 2004 Pirate
Softball announces
2006 schedule
(SID) � The 2006 ECU soft-
ball schedule includes three
home tournaments, highlighted
by a visit from 200S Women's
College World Series participant
and sixth-ranked Cal, and its
first-ever home night game
against NC State on Feb. 21
Head Coach Tracey Kee has
announced.
"We will be tested and chal-
lenged early and often said Kee.
"Our first four games in
the season are on the road and
against: Purdue, Pittsburgh, Flor-
ida Atlantic, and Bethune-Cook-
man. We are a young, but ener-
gized squad. Our kids have shown
a great commitment to their
training this fall which will pay
big dividends come February
The Lady Pirates open the
season against 18lh-ranked
Bethune-Cookman at the FAU
Worth Invitational in Boca
Raton, Fla followed by games
with FAU, Purdue and Pittsburgh
before returning home to host
the Holiday Inn Express Pirate
Classic the following weekend.
Among those teams par-
ticipating in the Hampton Inn
Pirate Classic include BIG EAST
conference foe Seton Hall and
Big Ten conference opponent
Michigan State. After its
doubleheader date with the
Wolfpack on Feb. 21, ECU travels
to Charleston, SC to participate
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and was ranked nationally by
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NCBWA (No. 10) and Collegiate
Baseball (No. 13).
"I'm real excited for the
opportunity that Drew has
to further his career said
Godwin. "He is a tremendous
talent and the Cardinals' orga-
nization is getting a great ball
player. Drew becomes the latest
Pirate to fulfill his dream of
playing at the next level and I
have no doubt that he will be
successful.
Costanzo becomes the fifth
Pirate from the 2005 squad to
sign a professional contract
following Ricky Brooks, Mark
Minicozzi, Billy Richardson and
Brian Cavanaugh who were all
selected during the 2005 Major
League Baseball Amateur Draft
this past June.
Paul Konerko Is one of the top free agent names this MLB offseason.
Major League Baseball
hot stove heats up
A look at the best free
agents available
OPINION
JEFFFELTON
STAFF WRITER
After the World Series, base-
ball fans still have football, bas-
ketball and hockey to watch. But
the winter months bring about
free agency and trade rumors
for Major League Baseball and
that is always exciting. This
year's free agent crop is not as
deep as past years. There are no
real super-superstars waiting for
gargantuan contracts. Not only
is the market shallow, trades will
be a tie-in with free agents.
So with that in mind, here are
the top 10 free agents available.
There are two leadoff
hitters in demand this year, the
Atlanta Braves SS Rafael Furcal
and the Boston Red Sox' CF
Johnny Damon.
Furcal started the 2005
season slow with a .220 average
then took off with a .333 average
the second half of the season.
Furcal also set a career high in
stolen bases with 46. Not only
has his hitting improved, but
also his defense at shortstop this
past season was stellar. Furcal
committed only 15 errors com-
pared to 24 in 2004 and also
brings speed and a cannon for
an arm to the table.
He should be able to com-
mand a big salary, around $10
million per year according to his
agent. Possible suitors for Furcal's
services include the Atlanta
Braves, Chicago Cubs and the
New York Mets. Furcal will more
than likely end up with the Cubs,
due to the fact that they have
told incumbent shortstop Nomar
Garciaparra to hit the road.
Johnny Damon had another
stellar year for the Boston Red
Sox, hitting .316 with 10 home
runs and 75 RBI. Damon also
scored 117 runs for the defend-
ing world champs. While Damon
won't win any Gold Gloves in
center field, he still is a depend-
able defensive outfielder. Top
suitors for Damon are the Boston
Red Sox and of course the New
York Yankees. Damon can
definitely expect a big contract,
but will more than likely return
to Boston.
The market for closers this
year is rich, with B.J. Ryan, Billy
Wagner and Todd Jones on the
market. Many teams need a
closer, and out of the three, Billy
Wagner can expect the most
money. Ryan converted 36 out of
41 save opportunities for the Bal-
timore Orioles and also sported
a 2.43 ERA. You can expect the
Orioles to re-sign Ryan what with
their focus changing to pitching
with the addition of pitching
coach guru Leo Mazzone.
Billy Wagner had another
All-Star year for the Philadelphia
Phillies with a 1.51 ERA and
38 out of 41 save chances. The
Atlanta Braves, Phillies, Mets
and possibly Red Sox are in the
mix for Wagner, but depending
on whether they can re-sign
Furcal, the Atlanta Braves will
land Wagner.
Veteran shortstop Nomar
Garciaparra was told by the
Chicago Cubs to seek out other
options, but the past few years
have seen Nomar on the disabled
list. Last season he was out for
three and a half months but still
hit .318 in 48 games. If, and that
is a big if, he can stay healthy,
Garciaparra can still hit and can
still play short, but apparently
there is not the big of an interest
in him at the moment. He could
possibly end up traded.
World Series Champion Paul
Konerko is the big power hitter
on the market this year. Konerko
hit 40 HRs and drove in 100 for
the champion Chicago White
Sox. The White Sox are definitely
the number one contender for
Konerko, and he will more than
likely re-sign.
Of starting pitchers on the
market, the top guy has to be
ex-Florida Martin A.J. Burnett.
Though 12-12, Burnett struck
out 198 in 209 innings pitched
and posted a 3.48 ERA in 2005.
Burnett is only 28 years old and
still has plenty of years left. The
Baltimore Orioles, Toronto Blue
Jays, Boston Red Sox, New York
Yankees and the New York Mets
are possible buyers. Burnett will
ink a deal with either Baltimore
or Toronto.
Jarrod Washburn of the Los
Angeles Angels of Anaheim, is
another of the top starters on the
market. Washburn helped lead
the Angels to the AL West divi-
sion title and an appearance in
the American League Champion-
ship Series. With a 3.20 ERA and
94 strikeouts in 177.1 innings,
Washburn won't see Randy
Johnson type money, but will
be a key addition to any starting
staff, what with his postseason
experience. The Angels will prob-
ably keep Washburn.
Brian Giles of the San Diego
Padres, would be a great fit for
any team with a hole in the
power department. Giles hit .301
with 15 HRs and drove in 83.
Though his power numbers are
low, you can't fault him for that,
because he has spent the past
three years in Petco Park, which
has a very cavernous outfield.
The Padres are the likely choice
for Giles, but I wouldn't be sur-
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No-frills, no-fun Panthers
Minorities have
little hope when
getting it done this season vacancies open
John Fox looks out onto the field during the Panthers' 30-3 win over the New York Jets Sunday afternoon.
(AP) � Caught up in the thrill
of their sixth consecutive victory,
two Carolina Panthers broke one
of coach John Fox's major rules.
They lost their composure and
talked a little trash.
Cornerback Ken Lucas, the
newest member of Carolina's
defense, accused the New York
Jets of quitting late in the Pan-
thers' 30-3 win because the Jets
were running the ball instead of
trying to throw it.
And linebacker Will Wither-
spoon, seemingly ready to take
on the world after his late inter-
ception return for a touchdown,
brazenly predicted the Panthers
can beat the Falcons in Atlanta in
a game not scheduled for another
seven weeks.
So it was no surprise when
Fox returned to work this week
wound tighter than a spring.
Fox-coached teams don't talk
trash. They don't look ahead.
They don't celebrate. They find
the worst in every situation.
Heck, sometimes it seems as if
smiling might be prohibited.
Need an example? Moments
after Sunday's defensive domi-
nation, Julius Peppers looked
disgusted.
"It was real spotty. We gave
up way more rushing yards than
we should have the defensive
end said, his shoulders square
and his jaw tight. "That's an area
we're going to have to improve
In
Pity these pessimistic Pan-
thers, unable to appreciate six
forced turnovers, four sacks and
137 yards rushing allowed.
That's the way they've been
trained by Fox, who has spent his
three-plus seasons as head coach
convincing the Panthers they
are always - ALWAYS - just "one
game away from disaster
When asked about the impli-
cations of Sunday's win over New
York it kept Carolina on pace
with Seattle for the best record
in the NFC and gave the Panthers
sole possession of first place in
their division Fox only found the
gloom and doom.
"We are 7-2 and the worst we
can do is 7-9, that's all I know
he said. "We could go out and
stumble next week and we'll be
the worst team on the planet
again
C'mon, Foxy, lighten up a
little bit. That's far-fetched with
the way the Panthers are play-
ing.
In many respects, it's the
same team that went to the Super
Bowl two years ago. Only better
if duller.
Since the bye week (Oct.
7.3), Carolina has beaten its last
three opponents by a combined
102-30. The Panthers have a
legitimate MVP contender in
Steve Smith, who leads every
major receiving category, and
the vaunted defense is finally
playing like one of the best in
the league.
During their dramatic run to
the NFC championship in 2003,
quarterback Jake Delhomme led
the Panthers on seven game-
winning drives in the final two
minutes or overtime. It was
Delhomme's first season as an
NFL starter, his first season in
Carolina and his late-game dra-
matics earned the Panthers the
name "the Cardiac Cats
Now in his third season as
starter, Delhomme was expected
to allow Panthers fans to breathe
a little easier. He didn't through
their first four victories, needing
last-minute efforts to pull out
the wins.
Part of that could be because
the Panthers were still adjusting
not to new faces, but to getting
old faces back in familiar places.
Remember, Carolina lost more
than a dozen players to season-
ending injuries during last year's
7-9 Super Bowl follow-up.
That included Smith, who
had to slide into the role of No.
1 receiver opened when Muhsin
Muhammad signed with the Chi-
cago Bears, and Stephen Davis,
who at 31 is considered ancient in
running back years and is coming
off major knee surgery.
So it took some time for
Delhomme to adjust. He needed
to find another receiver besides
Smith that he was comfortable
throwing to, and the Panthers
needed to see how much Davis
has left in his tank.
Fox will always try to run the
ball first, and despite Davis' poor
yardage totals this season (only
487 yards through nine games),
he isn't giving up on that.
Davis can still bulldoze his
way into the end zone - of his
12 TDs rushing nine are 1-yard
plunges. But for the Panthers
to continue rolling they'll need
more yards on the ground.
"I don't think we have arrived
yet Fox said. "But I don't think
there are too many head coaches
sitting around today thinking
they have
It's critical Carolina improves
in that area, if for no other
reason than to have more than
one offensive weapon. Three
teams have shut down Smith this
season by moving a safety up
to double-cover him, including
the Jets, who held him to three
catches for 34 yards.
So until Delhomme feels he
can throw to Keary Colbert or
Rod Gardner as often as he does
to Smith, the Panthers need Davis
and backup DeShaun Foster to get
the ball moving.
Or do they?
With Carolina's defense play-
ing as well as it is, perhaps the
Panthers can rely on that. After
all, their six forced turnovers
against the Jets led to 20 points
and broke open the game behind
Lucas' back-to-back picks.
A $36.5'million free agent,
Lucas has tried his hardest to
fit in as the only new face on a
close defensive unit. He took a
popular player's starting job away
from Ricky Manning Jr and was
highly paid to do so. It could have
created some resentment in the
locker room, but Fox wouldn't
allow it and forced the Panthers
to focus on the big picture.
Now, if only Lucas would
learn to temper his comments,
everyone in Carolina could con-
tinue on with their tightlipped
smiles all the way toward another
Super Bowl run.
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returning home to host the Pirate
Clash during the first weekend
of March. ECU then hosts North
Carolina before opening Confer-
ence USA play at Houston t he-
next weekend.
ECU then heads north for a
doubleheader against Delaware
and then returns home for a
doubleheader with Sacred Heart
and a three-game C-USA series
with UAB.
The Pirate Invitational,
which features Cal and NCAA
Tournament participant
Penn State, will commence
on April 24 with ECU facing
Coastal Carolina and the Cal
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State and Kent State on Saturday.
A total of seven 200S NCAA
Tournament participants appear
on this season's schedule.
These are exciting times for
our program Kee stated. "To be
able to nost Cal Is a challenge we
are honored to have. Filling our
three home tournaments with
teams like Seton Hall, Michigan
State, Penn State, and Bethune-
Cookman will give our team
strong competition before we
embark on our C-USA schedule.
Compliment that with trips from
NC State and UNC, and I believe
our fans will have lots to look
forward to
ECU will then hosts its second
of four C-USA opponents on April 1
and 2 as Marshall visits Greenville.
UTEP and Southern Miss will
also visit the campus later in
the season.
In addition to its C-USA
opening series at Houston, ECU
will also make treks to Tulsa and
Memphis before closing out the
regular season at UCF.
Between its conference series
with Marshall and Tulsa, ECU
will travel to Campbell for a
doubleheader, while hosting
UNC Wilmington. The Lady
Pirates will conclude non-con-
ference play with a single game
at North Carolina on April 12.
The C-USA Tournament will be
held at the University of Tulsa,
May 11-13.
ECU finished the 2005 season
with 55 wins, tied for fourth most
in the nation and recorded its
highest C-USA finish during its
four-year league membership,
third. ECU had seven players
earn all-conference honors and
Kee was named 2005 C-USA
Coach-of-the-Year. ECU returns
12 letterwinners from last year's
team including all-conference
performers' catcher Krista Jessup
and pitcher Keli Harrell.
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South Carolina and Florida
last week was a rehash of the
backroom dealings behind the
hirings of two high-profile
football coaches Steve Spurrier
and Urban Meyerat two flagship
state universities.
The questions were dis-
cussed and debated ad nauseam:
Could the Gators have hired
Spurrier if they'd tried harder?
Did Spurrier mislead Florida
when he already knew he was
going to South Carolina? Did
Spurrier choose South Carolina
only because he knew Meyer was
UF President Bernle Machen's
first choice?
Those queries dominated
newspaper columns all week
while another question got
buried on page D-7, right below
the World Cup short track speed-
skating results: "Why didn't
Florida or South Carolina inter-
view black candidates during
their coaching searches?"
While everyone argued
about Spurrier-Meyer last week,
the Black Coaches Associa-
tion released its second annual
report card for minority hiring
practices in college football. The
letter grades for college presi-
dents and ADs were so abysmal
you'd have thought you were
looking at the report card of a
Cincinnati basketball player.
Of the 30 Division I-A and
I-AA schools that hired coaches
last year, more than half received
average, below-average or failing
grades.
"This is worse than last
year BCA Executive Director
Floyd Keith said. "In society,
a 'C' means average. On this
report card, it represents the
status quo, and in terms of diver-
sity that is unsatisfactory
A school's final grade is
based on five categories and
although the University of Flor-
ida received passing grades in
most categories, the school got
an overall D because it flunked
the final exam: The Gators
failed to interview a minority
candidate.
Meanwhile, South Carolina
received F's across the board
because former athletic direc-
tor Mike McGee hired Spurrier
without a formal search.
"Maybe in hindsight
(McGee) could have interviewed
a minority, but that would have
been misleading Spurrier says
now. "I'm sorry the BCA feels
that way, but hopefully our
track record in dealing with
minorities is pretty doggone
good around here
Actually, the track record is
pretty doggone rotten through-
out college football. It should
be noted that civil-rights icon
Rosa Parks was buried in the
same week the BCA released
its report. How appropriate. If
college football's hierarchy had
been running the Montgomery
bus system back in '55, Parks
would have been forced to give
up her seat to Charlie Weis.
You want to talk about a
double standard? Four years ago,
Notre Dame made Tyrone Will-
ingham the first black coach
in school history. Three years
later, the school made history
again by firing Willingham the
first time a Notre Dame coach
wasn't allowed to finish out a
contract. Weis, after starting his
first season with a 5-2 record,
was given a 10-year contract
extension. Willingham started
his first season 8-0 and was
given a pat on the back.
Willingham, now at Wash-
ington, is one of only three
black coaches among the 119
schools in Division I-A. The
common theory is that there are
few qualified black candidates
for ADs to pick from, but that's
a copout. Isn't the real reason
because college football, more
than any other sport, is run
by a good ol' boy network of
rich, white boosters who want a
coach who looks like them, talks
like them and yuks it up with
them on the golf course?
This is not to say South
Carolina shouldn't have hired
Spurrier and Florida shouldn't
have hired Meyer, but why not
at least interview a black coach
to give him a chance to make an
impression for down the road?
When hiring coaches,
administrators always say
they're looking for a coach who
is the right fit.
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