The East Carolinian, November 17, 2005

Volume 81 Number 30 THURSDAY November 17, 2005
Wright fountain mystery solved
Fountain expected to
be operating again by
August 2006
The water fountain in the
center of Wright Circle has
been there for more than SO
years, but in the last five or
six years complications have
developed that caused it to be
shut down. However, a proj-
ect has been set in motion to
restore the fountain to its orig-
inal operation so that it may
beautify the campus again.
The fountain is off because of
a sinkhole underneath it, caus-
ing it to lean to one side. To fill
the fountain and run it would
be detrimental due to the fact
that the water would simply
spill out on one side and cause
the ground around it to be
that much more unstable. It
would also need to constantly
have water added to it, which
is both costly and inconve-
Bill Bagnell, director of
facilities engineering and
architectural services, attri-
butes the sinkhole to a pipe-
line failure beneath the foun-
"Many utilities cross the
fountain area said Bagnell.
"We have a storm drain
line that crosses underneath
the fountain. We also have a
steam tunnel and a sanitary
sewer line. We've come up
with some blockages, failing
and deterioration, probably
from the storm drain line,
and that is what creates the
The utilities were present
when the fountain was built
and have not been an issue
up until the past five years or
so, when the sinkhole began
to form. Correcting the prob-
lem will be an expensive and
somewhat lengthy endeavor.
"We are just finishing
Several reports
of recent near-
campus crimes
Shootings, armed
robberies, credit card
scams are all problems
The water fountain in front of Wright Auditorium has been out of service for a while but will be back in use by middle of next year.
the drawings for the project
Bagnell said.
"Construction will probably
start in February
This will include removal
of the landscaping surrounding
the fountain as well as parts of
the road and possibly some of
the sidewalk of Wright Circle, so
that the sinkhole can be exposed
and fixed. Then the fountain
can resume normal function.
Construction is currently
slated to end around the end of
July 2006.
Bagnell advises that this
is a general timeline and
not the bottom line. Some
minor changes in the time-
line for the plans may occur.
The funding necessary to fix
the fountain was not secured
until recently, which is why it
has been out of commission for
so long.
"It is budgeted at $460,000
Bagnell said.
"That Is the total amount
for the project, including design
and construction
Facilities Engineering and
Architectural Services handles
all new construction and reno-
vations on the main campus,
including the Brody School of
Medicine campus, that range
in cost from $100,000 - $60
million. By the time students
return for fall semester of 2006,
Wright Fountain should be up,
running and beautiful.
This-writer can be reached at
U.S. border patrol
needs makeover
ECU is looking to ease the burden of students who receive financial aid by Issuing the ECU Debit Card.
New card to ease financial aid
pains, lines with new debit card
Debit card debuts
One sight that is a
given at the start of any semester
is the lengthy line that forms
outside of the financial aid office
during the inaugural days of
each term.
Instead of getting acquainted
with new professors and class-
mates, many students spend
their first few days waiting for
the funds that will allow them
to attend classes.
However, the dread that
comes from idle hours of waiting,
may now be over. ECU launched
a program Wednesday to provide
students and faculty with an ECU
Debit Card.
The program provides card-
holders with a OneAccount,
which is essentially a checking
account and also gives them the
backing of MasterCard.
One of the major selling
points of the card is the ease in
which it can link to financial aid
"Now, instead of waiting In
line to get a hard copy of a check
and then having to go cash or
deposit at the bank, the funds
will be Immediately available in
the OneAccount said Melissa
Keklak, of public relations for
Higher One.
Another financial aid option
available allows the funds to
be deposited directly into the
student's own personal bank. If
the recipient prefers, they can
still be receive their payment
through the mail.
Many students receive at
least some degree of finan-
cial support from home and
parents will be allowed to add
money to the account but not
withdraw it.
There is no cost for the
upgrade to the ECU Debit Card
for students. A slightly different
version of the card is available to
faculty and staff.
The corporate sponsorship of
the card means it will work not
only on campus but any location
that accepts MasterCard.
"A lot of college students will
sign up for credit cards and
get in over their heads. This is
a debit card, not a credit card,
so students can learn financial
responsibility without incurring
debt Keklak said.
Students should not expect a
card immediately but most will
be arriving in the mail in the
coming weeks.
To find out when the card
will arrive, go to
and click on "Where's my
card?" Other sections of the site
explain how to access the card's
account and the many ways it
can be used.
ECU and UNC-Wilmlngton
are the newest additions to the
program, which now encom-
passes 33 schools nationwide.
Since its inception in 2000, a $1
billion of financial aid has been
"The benefit for the school
is they don't have as much to
handle and the students poten-
tially get the money much faster
said Sean Glass, chief marketing
officer and one of the founders
Higher One when he was a sopho-
more at Yale.
"It's not complicated and
we've had a lot of success with
students and schools
If the system works, students
may find the transition from the
holidays to the study hall in Janu-
ary a bit easier.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian. com.
ECU professor's book
leads to legislation
ECU sociologist, Lee Maril's
research into life along the United
State's border with Mexico in
Texas led not only to a book but
also to Maril's involvement in a
new piece of legislation revamp-
ing the U.S. Border Patrol.
Maril's book, "The U.S. Border
Patrol in Deep South Texas was
the product of the two years
Maril spent in Texas and another
year of interviewing and statisti-
cal analysis. During that time, he
discovered much about how dif-
ficult life can be for border patrol
agents and how ineffective they
can be due to lack of equipment
and weak infrastructure.
Eventually the book wound
up in the hands of House Rep-
resentatives, Sylvestre Reyes (D-
Texas) and Sheila Jackson Lee
(D-Texas). Already looking to
modernize the border patrol, they
contacted Maril and brought him
in to assist in crafting the Rapid
Response Border Protection Act.
The legislation is derived
directly from the numerous inci-
dents and observations recorded
in my field notes, then printed in
the book said Maril.
The bill brings sweeping
changes intended to improve
working conditions for agents
by funding major technologi-
cal upgrades and hiring around
10,000 new agents over the next
five years.
Maril thinks the alterations
in which agents actually interact
with illegal immigrants may be
the bill's cornerstone.
"The most important change
is the change in strategies of
apprehension and interdiction
Maril said. '
"Then comes many more
agents and adequate training and
equipment for them"
The bill calls foij hundreds of
new helicopters, powerboats and
trucks for patrols as well as new
communication and tracking
systems with the ultimate goal
of improving not only efficiency
but the quality of life for the
men and women strung along
the United States massive border
with Mexico.
Other changes would allow
state governors and the secretary
of the Department of Homeland
Security to move 1,000 agents
to an area declared to be in an
international border security
North Carolina has seen an
explosion in its Hispanic popu-
lation in the last decade and a
problem with illegal immigra-
tion has arisen. The bill could
stem the tide of undocumented
immigrants making their way to
the state.
"If immigration is tightened
at the border, it will directly affect
the number of illegal immigrants
in North Carolina Maril said.
With terrorism on the lips
of every American since 9-11,
the weak measures of protection
along the U.S. - Mexico border
have been highlighted as a pos-
sible way for terrorists to sneak
into the country.
"Our Mexican border, is, at
this time, an open border that
allows large numbers of undocu-
mented workers to enter this
country, provides for an enor-
mous quantity of illegal drugs
and is wide open to terrorists
Maril said.
"We need to do something
about it quickly and one place to
start is with reforming the U.S.
Border Patrol
The bill entered the House in
October and will be up for debate
in the coming months.
This writer can be contacted at
In the past week, there have
been five reports of crimes around
campus, which include a campus
shooting, at least two attempted
robberies and a credit card scam.
Just yesterday, police reported
an armed robbery, which occurred
Tuesday night at Krispy Krerne
Doughnuts on 10th Street.
The cashier was able to get
away from the suspect, exiting
through the back door. The sus-
pect stole an uncertain amount
of cash from the register. He then
got into a vehicle with a second
suspect and fled the scene.
Students are wondering why
so many crimes have occurred
recently and what actions are
being taken in order to prevent
Michelle Lieberman, head of
student conflict at ECU, said rob-
beries and shootings are happen-
ing so much right now because the
, holidays are coming up and people
are more desperate and want to
provide for their families.
Lately, the crimes in the uni-
versity area have concerned pre-
dominately college students. In
these cases, it is not the students
who are doing the crime. Most of
the time suspects are teenagers,
even high school age, that are
coming from nearby neighbor-
hoods and assaulting students.
Sgt. Shari Williams, spokes-
person for the Greenville police,
said students tend to let their
"guard down" when they go
downtown. They are perceived
to be less concerned about their
surroundings, especially if they
are drinking.
Several times, crimes occur that
do not get reported because under-
age college students who have been
drinking do not want to report
what has happened. The bad guys
know that, Lieberman said.
"I guarantee you, the people
jumping people are not drink-
ing said Williams.
College students in gen-
eral are also perceived to carry
cash when they are downtown.
The ATM machines available
also make it very convenient
to receive money, Williams
Many times the crimes are
gang related or drug related.
The criminals are not concerned
with getting a lot of money from
students. If they get $20, they are
happy, said Williams.
Suspects want to go after
people when they know it will
be difficult to get caught.
"Some of our students make
it very easy to be victims because
they walk alone and they're very
intoxicated said Lieberman.
However, groups of people are
even being victimized.
This weekend, a group of
teenagers assaulted a group of five
male college students in the Tar
River Neighborhood on Saturday.
The Daily Reflector reported that
of the men attacked, a 21-year old
was treated at Pitt County Memo-
rial Hospital for a fractured nose,
eye socket and bruises.
This incident came just 24
hours after a shooting took place
at Third and Rotary Street.
This brings up the question
whether students are safe in
groups anymore. One thing stu-
dents must remember whether
they are in groups or alone is
they must not fight the suspect
because their chances of get-
ting hurt increase considerably,
Lieberman said.
If someone is being approached
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CHRIS MUNIER News Editor ZACK HILL Assistant News Editor
THURSDAY November 17, 2005
Announcements New Briefs
The Importance of
Being Earnest'
Oscar Wilde's play The Importance
of Being Earnest will begin
performances on 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 faculty
and staff and $8 for students. For
more information, call 318-6829
or 1-800-ECU-ARTS.
Great American
Students, faculty and staff are
encouraged to make the campus
smoke-free on 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
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
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
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-
Japan League
The Japan League holds meetings
on 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
Pllobolus Dance
PTOO, as It is affectionately
called, is considered the "little
luxury edition" of Pilobolus Dance
Theatre, one of the dance world's
most renowned ensembles. Its
two bravura dancers present a
seamless evening of new and
classic Pilobolus works at 8 p.m.
on Thursday, Dec. 1 in Wright
Purchase Masterpiece
Subscriptions by Sept. 28 for best
options. Masterpiece subscription
(all events): $216 for public, $198
for facultystaff, $108 for youth,
$72 for Students. Purchase Crown
Subscriptions by Dec. 1 for best
options. Crown Subscription
(choice of six events): $162 for
public, $150 for facultystaff,
$84 for youth, $48 for students.
Advance individual tickets, if
available, may be purchased
beginning Nov. 13 for $25 public,
$23 facultystaff, $13 youth and
$10 student. All tickets, at the
door are $25. Group discounts
are available for groups of 15 or
more. For more information, visit
New Musical
John and Jen, a new musical, will
be performed at 8 p.m. Saturday,
Dec. 10 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec.
11 in the Studio Theatre. A truly
original musical that takes a look
at the complexities of relationships
between brothers and sisters and
parents and children, this story is
set against the background of a
changing America between 1950
and 1990. The event is free, but
tickets are required and seating
is limited. For more information,
call 328-6829.
NC Baptists vote on
homosexuality and
member churches
Baptist State Convention of North
Carolina has taken a formal stand on
homosexuality in a vote that asked
its board to define when a member
church Is "in friendly cooperation'
with the convention.
At the convention's 175th annual
meeting, convention delegates also
called messengers voted Tuesday
to ask their board of directors what
constitutes a church "in friendly
cooperation with the convention
and sympathetic to its purposes
and work �
The motion was made by Bill
Sanderson, pastor of Hephzlbah
Baptist Church in Wendell, who said
that such a policy "must deal clearly
with homosexual behavior and include
that a church that knowingly affirms,
approves or endorses homosexual
behavior is a church not in friendly
cooperation with the convention
Churches that contribute financially
to the convention are said to be
"in friendly cooperation" now, said
Norman Jameson, convention
Executing the policy might not be
easy, an observer of religion said.
The convention becomes essentially
an investigatory agency on one
issue said Bill Leonard, dean of
divinity at Wake Forest University. "It
will be interesting to see how they
police this"
The Rev. David Horton, president
of Gate City Baptist Church in
Greensboro and the outgoing state
convention president, supported the
"I hope (the public) will take it to .
mean that North Carolina Baptists
are voicing our biblical conviction
(but also) that God offers love and
forgiveness and healing he said.
Not all delegates supported the
"Could it be that homosexuality gains
our attention primarily because it's
not 'our' sin?" said Rob Helton, a
messenger from Cherry Point Baptist
Church in Havelock. "If we write a
policy (on homosexuality), it seems
only fair and right that we write a
policy on every sin in the Bible
Jo Godfrey, a messenger from
Emerywood Baptist Church in High
Point, said the motion showed a lack
of respect for Baptist heritage, which
includes the autonomy of the local
In other business, the delegates
approved a slate of conservative
candidates for offices.
The Rev. Stanley "Stan James
Welch, pastor of Blackwelder Park
Baptist Church in Kannapolis, was
elected president, with the Rev. Ricky
Speas of Old Town Baptist Church
in Winston-Salem named first vice
president. Leland Kerr, pastor of
Eastside Baptist Church in Shelby,
was elected second vice president.
At a news conference after the
election, Welch said homosexuality
has gotten Baptists' attention because
of its visible role In American culture.
"Everything in our culture has pushed
it to the forefront he said. "I think it
came out in the culture, and we have
to deal with it
The convention, which counts 1.2
million Baptists in its association, .
continues Wednesday.
Bill In Congress aimed at helping
farmers hit by hurricanes
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Farmers
from Florida to Texas who lost crops
in one of this year's hurricanes
Dennis, Katrina, Rita or Wilma would
be eligible for extra financial help
under a proposed bill in Congress.
The measure, introduced Tuesday by
Sen. Mel Martinez, R-Fla is expected
to cost around $2 billion.
Extra help is essential for many
farmers who are also having to pay
near-record prices for fuel and who
already had been facing financial
difficulties because of low market
The bottom line is we're below break
even point said Dane Hebert of
Vermilion Parish, La, who lost his entire
second harvest of rice to Hurricane
Rita. "If we get any kind of assistance,
it would be helpful. But we need
this assistance now. Our crop loans
are going to come due in December
Martinez said Congress hears that
plea. The bill will be sponsored in
the House by Represenatives' Mario
Dlaz-Balart, R-Fla.
"I am hopeful that it's going to be
taken up soon he said. "I think
people understand the need for It"
The bill particularly would help
producers of nursery crops, which
aie grown in greenhouses and other
structures not usually covered by
insurance. The nursery industry in
South Florida alone suffered more
than $800 million in a double'punch
from Katrina and Wilma.
The nursery industry sustained some
staggering losses said Ben Bolusky,
executive vice president of Florida
Nursery Growers and Landscape
Sugar growers in Louisiana and
Florida would be eligible for about
$400 million in assistance from the
proposal not enough to cover all
their losses, but a help in what has
been one of the worst years for the
A preliminary federal assessment
of agricultural damage from Rita,
which hit Texas and Louisiana Sept.
24, showed farmers had about $200
million in crop and livestock losses,
although the number was expected
to grow. The biggest losses from that
storm - about $80 million were to
producers of farm-raised fish, shrimp
and shellfish.
Estimates of agriculture losses from
Katrina placed damage at nearly
$1 billion, mostly in Louisiana and
Florida agriculture officials say many
growers hadn't recovered from the
four major hurricanes that hit the
state last summer. Agricultural losses
from Hurricanes Dennis, Katrina and
Wilma came to about $2.2 billion in
the state alone.
The proposed bill also includes $40
million for assistance in replacing lost
housing for farmworkers.
Rice says 'Jury still out' on North
Korea's nuclear Intentions
BUSAN, South Korea (AP) - Secretary
of State Condoleezza Rice says North
Korea has not followed through on
promises to drop its nuclear weapons
program and needs to bring "a
different attitude" to the next round
of international talks,
North Korea agreed in September
to dismantle its existing nuclear
weapons and renounce new ones, in
exchange for a package of economic
incentives and diplomatic assurances.
Since then, however, the secretive
communist regime has seemed to
pull back from those pledges.
"I think the jury is out on whether
the North Koreans are prepared
to do what they need to do, which
is to get serious Rice told reporters
Wednesday after meetings with other
members of a six-way international
negotiating team on North Korea.
A disappointing round of talks ended
last week without progress toward
details of how to dismantle existing
weapons and verify that the country
has really ended all suspicious
South Korea's foreign minister said
Tuesday that talks with the North
would resume in January, although
Rice said there is no firm date.
When they do return to discussions
with South Korea, China, Japan,
Russia and the United States, "the
North Koreans need to have a
different attitude, and a different
approach Rice said.
The top U.S. diplomat is in South
Korea for the annual forum of the
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation,
as were representatives for the other
five countries involved in the nuclear
talks with North Korea.
On a separate nuclear issue, Rice
said she discussed the situation
in Iran with her counterparts from
Russia and China. Those nations are
both Iranian allies and members of
the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency's
The board meets later this month
to consider what the United States
claims is Iran's record of deceit over
its nuclear program. The board could
vote to send Iran's case before the
powerful U.N. Security Council for
possible sanctions.
"We will do a referral at a time of our
choosing Rice said. "I think we've got
the votes at any time
The United States and European
allies claim Iran is hiding ambitions for
nuclear weapons behind a legitimate
program to develop nuclear energy.
Iran says its nuclear program is
entirely peaceful, and demands an
international treaty right to control
civilian nuclear technology.
Iran's new hardline government
rejected a package of economic and
trade incentives offered by European
nations last summer. New diplomatic
overtures are in the works to avert
a vote.
The North is insisting on receiving
aid in stages as it dismantles its
nuclear programs, while Washington
refuses to reward Pyongyang until
that goal is achieved. North Korea
on Saturday stood by its demand for
aid in exchange for shutting down a
plutonium-producing nuclear reactor,
saying it won't act until Washington
offers concessions.
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Sledding injury ends in
state-of-the-art surgery
for replacing shoulder
The Midwest deals with tornadoes each year and has thus earned the nickname, Tornado Alley.
Storms spawn tornadoes, damages
Midwest, Southeast from colllision
of cold air mixing with warm air
Farmer was on a skiing trip in
West Virginia when he jumped
on a sled and slid down a snow-
covered hill.
At 52, Farmer was still having
fun. What the sports enthusiast
didn't realize was the pain he felt
after jumping on the sled would
change the course of his life.
"I knew I ripped something
he said.
Farmer remained in pain
a, until he arrived home from
the skiing trip he took with his
church's youth group.
What he found appeared to
be an injured shoulder, a torn
rotator cuff. But that was just the
"The rotator cuff was damaged
beyond repair he said. "I didn't
have any functionality after that
The rotator cuff, a group
of muscles that cover the
shoulder joint and connect
the bones, is important for
movement since it controls
the rotation of the shoulder.
Farmer was treated by an
orthopedic doctor at UNC
Hospitals in Chapel Hill. At
the time, in March 2003, his
doctor said there was little he
could do to repair the injury
and restore Farmer's shoulder.
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� Tornadoes barreled across
the Midwest and portions of the
Southeast, knocking out electric-
ity and damaging buildings in
several states. The storms killed
at least one person.
Meteorologists said a cold front
moving east collided with warm,
unstable air to produce severe
thunderstorms and funnel clouds
across Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois
and Tennessee. Tornadoes also were
spotted in Indiana and Illinois.
"We heard a weird sound
coming through, kind of a whis-
tle said Penny Leonard, 37, who
sought shelter in the basement
of a hospital in the western Ken-
tucky town of Madisonville. "I
thank God I'm safe
In some parts of community,
the roofs of homes were caved in,
walls were blown out and entire
buildings were blown off founda-
tions. Some water pipes sticking
from the ground gushed water.
Trees around the area were
shorn off at the top, and chunks
of wood were blown into sections
of U.S. 41. Police cruisers and fire
trucks lined the streets, setting up
Jayne Barton, a spokeswoman
for the Regional Medical Center
in Madisonville, said 22 people
were treated for storm-related
injuries ranging from minor cuts
and bruises to head trauma.
Lori King, public information
officer for the Marshall County
Emergency Management Ser-
vices, said the coroner reported
one storm-related death, but no
other information was available
Tuesday night.
In Tennessee, even Henry
County's emergency officials
had to scramble for shelter when
their offices took a direct hit
from a tornado. They moved into
the county mayor's office in the
courthouse in Paris, about 90
miles west of Nashville.
Brenda Magee, who lives in
Paris and works at Mohon Inter-
national, a furniture manufac-
turer, was just arriving at work
when the storm system hit.
"They told us to get inside
she said. "We were there for about
10 minutes under tables, dust and
everything swirling around. It
was a big roar. We heard it hit
Downed power lines and trees
made many roads in the outlying
areas of the county impassable,
delaying searches by sheriff's
deputies and officers for residents
in the worst-hit areas.
"Numerous homes there
were damaged, some completely
destroyed Henry County Sher-
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4th Annual Community Interfaith
Thanksgiving Service
glgSunday, Nov. 20th at 3p.m. First Presbyterian Church 1400 S. Elm Street
CrAll area congregations are invited to be represented in the banner processional and program listing. Everyone is invited to attend this worship. Please bring a food donation for The Food Bank of NC.
�MFor more information or to
In the spirit of unity of mutual respect, come share our celebration of gratitude and thanksgiving with a diversity of faith groups in our community. Past speakers have represented Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islamic, Jewish and Sikh traditions.include your congregation in the program, contact Karen Day, 355-6658. Sponsored by: Interfaith Alliance of Eastern Carolina P.O. Box 20131 Greenville, NC 27835 Visit them online at Interfaithallia
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Sunday - $2.75 Pints Guinness, Bass,
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iff's Department spokeswoman
Faye Scott said. "It's major
The Henry County Medi-
cal Center treated 13 patients
and admitted two with non-life
threatening injuries, mostly cuts
and bruises, said Sandra Sims,
hospital spokeswoman.
In Tennessee's Montgomery
County, the hardest hit area
was Cunningham, just south of
Clarksville. Four mobile homes,
a camper and two houses were
destroyed, while the Cunning-
ham Market had its roof caved
in by a tornado.
"It looks like a war zone said
Ted Denny, spokesman for the
Montgomery County Sheriff's
Forecasters said Tuesday's
conditions were similar to those
that produced a tornado on
Nov. 6 that caused 41 miles of
damage from Kentucky into the
Evansville, Ind area and killed
23 people.
Back in Madisonville, Ronnie
Austin, 59, returned to a home
split in two and blown off its
foundation. His wife crawled out
of the rubble and was taken to
the hospital.
The doctor performed sur-
gery, repaired tendons and
other areas of the shoulder,
and sent Farmer to physical
therapy. The therapy was designed
to help strengthen the shoulder
muscles and make up for the loss.
However, his condition only
"I never could get the range
of motion they expected me to
get he said.
And it wasn't long before he
started hearing a popping sound
in his shoulder. After returning
to his doctor, he was examined
but told he couldn't receive treat-
ment until the doctor returned
from a six-week vacation.
What he didn't know at the
time was that he had a massive
infection in his shoulder that
had eaten away his bones.
"He let me walk out of there
knowing my shoulder was gone
Farmersaid. "I just didn't have any
clue about what was going on
Farmer also decided to take
a vacation. He went horseback
riding and started experiencing a
lot of pain and a swollen shoulder.
He returned to Chapel Hill
and demanded to see a doctor.
As he waited, he recognized
his X-ray technician as an old
friend from Wilson he had
known 20 years earlier. His test
results were shocking, causing
the technician and other doctors
to move quickly to save his life.
"My life just changed from
that day forward he said. "By
that time, an array of doctors
came in. It was obvious they were
as shocked as I was
Farmer went into surgery for
treatment of the infection. Test
samples showed that he had a
massive infection in his shoulder
that could become fatal.
"I was absolutely scared to
death he said. "I asked him if
I was going to die. He said, 'Not
today but we need to get control
of the infection
Farmer started taking anti-
biotics and remained on the
medicine for eight weeks. He also
asked what his options were.
Doctors mentioned a new
procedure - reverse shoulder
replacement - which was being
performed as part of a clinic
study across the nation.
After evaluating his case, the
doctors decided not to perform
the surgery since his condition
was so advanced.
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by a suspect, the worst thing is to
fight back. More importantly,
give what is being demanded
and let the police handle the case
from there, Lieberman said.
A student was shot in an
armed robbery last Friday when
he tried to fight a suspect who
had demanded his wallet.
"If he didn't fight the guy like
he did, he wouldn't have gotten
shot Lieberman said.
Students must not be scared
about the recent crimes that have
happened around campus, every-
one just needs to be more aware
as a whole Lieberman said.
The community also has a
large responsibility when it comes
to looking out for each other.
Lieberman compliments the
Greenville Police Department for
their rapid response to the recent
crimes. There have been arrests
made for all four crimes reported
near the university.
While the Neighborhood
Coalition met on Monday to
discuss the recent crimes, police
were currently investigating a
robbery that took place near
campus South Eastern Street.
Around 7 p.m a man armed
with a knife entered a residence
and demanded cash and phones
from the people inside, police
said. The 44 year-old black male
was arrested for armed robbery,
Williams said.
During the coalition meeting
titled "Take Back our Commu-
nity an African American man
revealed that he felt victimized
because most of the crimes taken
place have involved suspects
who are black. He is not the only
person who feels concerned.
"I notice that African Ameri-
cans are always described in a
crime case but when the police
aren't discussing a suspect, I know
it's because the suspect is white
said sophomore Amelia Crudup.
Whether the suspects are
black or white, students still
voice their opinion on safety.
"My hall is right next to down-
town and when I hear about the
crimes that happen so close, I get
worried because this could happen
in my hall too said sophomore
Brand i Witherspoon.
However, Sarah Bell, junior
communication major at ECU,
said she feels safe walking around
Greenville, even after the recent
shootings and robberies that
have taken place.
ECU is currently taking
several safety precautions to
make sure students are safe
around all perimeters on campus
and when coming home from
ECU is also currently work-
ing to provide a new ECU Safe
Ride extension. The Safe Ride
van will pick up students at 2:15
a.m. (only one bus) from down-
town and transport them safely
to their homes.
"The problem is students that
live in the neighborhoods near
downtown don't use the Safe
Ride van, they walk Lieber-
man said.
The idea is to target them. The
bus will loop around the neighbor-
hoods and police officers will patrol
the areas where the bus drops off.
"This isn't a drug bust. Students
will for no reason get in trouble.
Our main reason is to get students
home safely Lieberman said.
If students have any concerns
about suspects or their neighbor-
hoods, they can fill out a com-
plaint form on there Web site
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian. com.
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OPINION 252.328.9238
THURSDAY November 17, 2005
Our Staff
Jennifer L Hobbs
Editor in Chief
Chris Munier Zack Hill
News Editor Asst. News Editor
Carolyn Scandura Kristin Murnane
Features Editor Asst. Features Editor
Our View
A time to be
truly thankful
With Thanksgiving Day being only one week
away, everyone is looking forward to the
brief break in classes before exams begin.
Aside from being a very much needed break,
Thanksgiving is a time that most students
can go home and visit their families. But does
anyone actually think about what Thanks-
giving means and why it is so important to
spend time with the people that you love?
According to The History Channel, the first
Thanksgiving was nothing like the way we
celebrate it today. The date was not the fourth
Thursday of November and the celebration
was not only one day long. So how did the
tradition evolve into what it is today?
During the American Revolution, The Conti-
nental Congress suggested having a yearly
celebration of thanks. Then in 1817, New
York State adopted Thanksgiving Day as an
annual holiday to be celebrated by all, with
many other states following in their footsteps.
Then, to make the tradition even more official,
in 1863 President Abraham Lincoln made
Thanksgiving the last Thursday in November.
After that brief history lesson, the question
must be asked, how was this day of thanks
so important almost two hundred years ago
but now it is only seen as a break from school
or some kind of family obligation?
Society is partly to blame, but what about per-
sonal responsibility? When we were in school
as children, we talked about the Thanksgiv-
ing history, made cornucopias and the ever
famous "hand turkeys and thought about
what we were thankful for that year. Do we
still think about the many things we have to
be thankful for? So many people take simple,
everyday things for granted and forget how
fortunate they are to have them.
Having a family of any size or friends
that care about you is something to be
thankful for. Be sure to spend your holi-
day giving thanks to all that you have.
Pirate Rant
Opinion Columnist
Stupid people watch stupid television shows
I hope you'ie happy
watching 'Accoiding to Jim'
I hate the Midwest. I hate
the South. I hate anyone who
doesn't watch "Arrested Develop-
ment What? You've never seen
"Arrested Development?" Then I
hate you, too. You're the reason
the best television program since
"Seinfeld" was given the axe last
week. Well, it wasn't exactly axed
yet. The writing is on the wall.
Nonetheless, you've let me down
and I'll never forgive you for it.
I apologize - maybe that's a
tad too far. It's just that I'm going
through a rough time right now.
Here's what's going on - the major
networks are going through their
"sweeps" period. Basically, the
point of these periods is to deter-
mine how much the networks can
charge advertised based on the rat-
ings during the months of Novem-
ber and May. Did I lose you? Even
more basically, the higher the
ratings, the higher the price.
So it's during these two
months that networks pull out
all the stops during their prime-
time lineup. Cliffhanger endings,
marriages, deaths, plot twists
- get ready for a ton of them in
the coming weeks. In fact, I read
somewhere that the big twist on
"Desperate Housewives" is that
the i.i Cross character is
actually a tranny. Shocker.
On Nov. 7, "Arrested Develop-
ment" came back after a short
hiatus with back-to-back epi-
sodes. To call these episodes great
would be an insult to the show.
They were nothing short of sheer
There is a scene in the second
episode of that night is quite
possibly the funniest thing that
I have ever seen, Tobias, dressed
as a giant mole, fights George-
Michael, who was equipped with
a jet pack for some reason, over
a miniature town in front of a
group of frightened Japanese
businessmen - a magnificent
Godzilla parody.
Of course, it makes no sense
to most readers. You didn't watch
"Arrested Development" and
you didn't catch that episode.
Don't worry, though, apparently
nobody else watched it either.
Only 4 million people watched
"Arrested Development" that
night - a paltry sum of people
for a major network show let
alone a major network show
that has won the Emmy for "Best
Comedy" and a slew of other
important awards. It's sad.
It's sad that people are com-
pletely ignorant to this amazing
show but, even worse, it's even
sadder when you look at what
they're watching instead. More
people watch "That 70s Show"
than "Arrested Development I
had no idea "That 70s Show" was
still on television. What year is it
on that show now? It has to be at
least 1991 by now.
"According to Jim "Still
Standing" and "King of Queens"
- more people watch all of these
shows and they're all the same
show! It's the misadventures at
home of a homely, fat husband
and his super-hot wife.
In the real world, the only
way these guys would ever inter-
act with these women is when he
lecherously slips dollar bills in
their G-string while "Girls, Girls,
Girls" blares in the background.
And don't get me started on Jim
"my brother's death is the great-
est thing to happen to my career"
Belushi. What a hack.
"Num3ers" is a show so pre-
tentious that it uses a "3" in place
of the "b I've got a different
name for it: "CSI with Math
You can even replace the "i's"
with "l's" if you really have to.
It's such a stupid concept. The
characters are like, "Someone
killed Mr. Weathers - get me my
But the worst abomination
on television, and I'm not the
first or the last to say so, is reality
TV. People go out of their way to
watch shows about people that
they wouldn't find interesting
enough to hang out with in real
life. All of the sudden Donald
Trump s a reality star? There's
nothing real about him. Look
at his hair. It looks like he ran
over some sort of furry animal
with his Bentley and instead of
burying it, he just put it on top
of his head.
Now I understand that
"Arrested Development" isn't
the most accessible show. It's filled
with inside jokes and callbacks
that will go over your head if you
haven't been with the show since
the beginning. But the show goes
out of its way to keep newcomers
up to speed with narrator Ron
Howard constantly giving the
back-story and hand-feeding
them explanations to the jokes.
And the jokes come at you
pretty fast and furiously. I think
that's the problem. "Arrested
Development" is not a typical
show. It has all sorts of humor. A
lot of it is overt, popcorn movie
jokes like the Godzilla parody. But
most of it is very subtle, intelligent
humor that you'll miss if you
don't pay attention. And the show
doesn't have a laugh track so it
doesn't have the crutch of telling
people when something funny
happened. If it did, the track
would never stop running.
I just think we're becoming
too lazy and - okay, I'll say it
- stupid. Every journalist in the
country seems to love the show.
Everybody in the industry loves
the show. But because it doesn't
appeal to the "common man" in
the Midwest and the South, the
show has been cut to 13 episodes
and will surely never be seen
again on network television.
I don't want to get to stereo-
typical but now I understand
why those shows about fat guys
who live normal, boring lives
do so well. Eh, who cares? They
like those shows because they
can relate. And they don't have
to think too hard watching
them. It's like the presidential
election last year - the ignorant
masses always outnumber the
enlightened few. So we'll never
I'm glad I don't watch those
shows and I'm glad I'm not one of
those people. I hate the Midwest
and 1 hate the South. I've got to
get out of here.
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(KRT) � I got married so I would
never have to date again. After I
went on the absolute best date ever,
it seemed obvious to stop the mad-
ness. Fortunately, for me, the last
boyfriend was willing to oblige.
This is akin to what is going
on now in television news. All
these anchors are trying to date
America. They want us to really,
really love them.
Katrina was like a test-drive,
a first date with ill winds, and
all the news guys went into flap-
jacket overdrive. It's hard not
to be a bit repelled by the bad-
weather opportunism.
Anderson Cooper, he of the
Vanderbilt pedigree and silver
Caesar crop, feels everyone's pain
and then some. New Orleans was
his high-water mark of feeling
bad, getting involved because he's
a New Age guy with an old world
name and, goshdarnit, he had to.
He's the emoticon of newsmen.
His site on deals with
such weighty issues as I kid not why
he hates New Year's Eve, posted from
a year-old Details article, showing
just how current the world's trusted
source for news can be.
For the most part, CNN is so
abysmal a serious news-gathering
operation that it gives Al Roker
gravitas. For two months beginning
in early September the network
paired the "wry" Aaron Brown
that was CNN's word for him,
branding news guys so we don't
have to with Sensitivity Anderson
for "NewsNight making for a
shotgun newscast, the worst blind
date ever, especially since they
were seated close enough to each
other to induce claustrophobia. It
was akin to being seated at a very
crowded Thanksgiving table. At
any moment, you expected rabid
elbowing to commence over who
could quip first. Earlier this month,
Empathy Anderson was given the
desk all to himself.
At NBC, Brian Williams comes
off as the best boy trying to fill Tom
Brokaw's big waders. As an anchor,
Brokaw was nigh on to perfect,
smart, fast, calm, personable yet
never too personal, and wry with-
out being marketed that way.
Brokaw was distinct and memo-
rable, which can't be said of Wil-
liams and sometime CBS dauphin
John Roberts, who resemble a pair of
smart Ken dolls. They're like Ralph
Bellamy or Andy Garcia, satisfactory
while we wait for Cary Grant or
Geoj-ge Clooney to appear.
Trying to be the progressive
network, NBC is blogging away,
Williams along with his staff. Cor-
respondent Martin Savidge recently
posted, "This Is quickly turning
into another day of sad and uplift-
ing stories from the Katrina zone
while colleague Carl Quintanilla
added, "I get nervous around alliga-
tors. Call me crazy
Imagine Peter Jennings filing
such trenchant reports. Every visit
to the blogosphere, the teenage
diary jottings unnaturally mixed
with overriding snarky humor, is
a reminder that it's still in diapers.
It needs to grow up, a lot.
Meanwhile, I worry about Diane
Sawyer and Charlie Gibson, who
seem to be all things to ABC and
are managing on minutes of sleep.
Soon, I expect Sawyer to appear
on Wisteria Lane and Gibson to
be shipwrecked on "Lost It's so
obvious that Sawyer would be the
best thing to happen to the nightly
newscast, as connected, informed,
authoritative and, yes, glamorous
as the late Jennings.
The networks are as much
at a loss as the areas ravaged by
Katrina. At least they know what
to do about the latter exercise
opportunistic plundering, milk-
ing the devastation for maudlin
queen-for-a-day reports.
I went to "Good Night, and
Good Luck" the other night and
yearned for such urgency and
excitement, and not just because
there was Clooney and an impos-
sibly elegant David Strathairn.
That news world seemed impor-
tant, involved and truly cool.
In the meantime, I'm sticking
with "The NewsHour with Jim
Lehrer where the anchor excels
by receding, letting the news and
other people's intelligence domi-
nate. It's exactly the opposite of
all this dating, and I mean that
in the best way.
Is it just me, or are Nextel walkie-talkie phones
extremely annoying? Pair them with a loud, obnoxious
user and you have a lousy combination.
To the gentleman in Wright Place who made my BBQ
! sandwich on Tuesday and small-talked with me, then
i told me to have a great day. Thank you, you really did
j make my day great and my sandwich even better!
ECU prides itself on not charging us taxes, but then
they jack the prices of the food up $2 so I'm paying
$5 for a slice of pizza and I'm supposed to be thankful
there is no tax?
I can't stand freshmen. Yeah, I was one once. I couldn't
stand me then.
How difficult is it to park your car between the lines?
Take the extra two seconds and make everyone else's
lives a little easier, please!
Why is it that no matter where you go in Greenville
you will see a thousand cops driving around, but every
other day there is an attempted robbery, robbery or
For those of you that claim pre-med as you're major,
stop. Pre-med is merely a certificate of education saying
you've taken the required courses to get into medical
Is there anyone else out there that has a roommate
that never goes to class and just sleeps all day? The
thing that is funny is that he complains he doesn't get
enough sleep.
ECU isn't telling us something. Why all of a sudden is
there so much crime? Can anyone explain to me this
strange activity?
For everyone complaining about the people who party
instead of going to class, leave these people alone.
Someone is going to have to serve us fries and burgers
and I even hear McDonald's is hiring.
If you come to class 30 minutes late and then sleep
through the last 20, don't ask me what the answers are
on the in-class assignment and then get mad when I
won't tell you. Do your own work or just don't come.
Since it's all right on campus, ECU should hammer
a deal where we can use our Pirate Bucks at Wendy's
and McDonald's instead of eating the nasty food at
Wright Place.
Finals are coming up big deal, it's all over rated.
Does the Wright Place mix a little bit of concrete in
their biscuits?
To the guy who threatens to clothes-line the next cyclist
that flies by him I'll make sure you get a good taste
of my rear tire in the event that you do.
1 think it might be more beneficial if the ECU lists
e-mails were posted on the local news or something.
Maybe then the morons committing these crimes (or
ones in the future) could take a hint.
I hate group projects because there is always some dumb
girl screaming, "I can't meet at that time "Desperate
Housewives" is on Tape it b"� and start helping
us out! Why do I always end up picking the stuck up
blondes that just gossip when we meet?
To whoever keeps wondering why girls wear skirts and
a fleece or a skirt and a sweater: Isn't that almost the
same as wearing pants and a tank top?
Perhaps our school should turn its focus to academics for a
change. Maybe if the university decides to get its priorities
straight things will fall into place elsewhere, this is how
things tend to work at most successful universities
I'm that girl that walks through campus with her iPod
on and her head down. Maybe it's the look on my face
or how I'm avoiding people. I'm not a bitch, I'm just
shy. Smile at me, it'll make my day, and it just might
make yours too.
To the person who said that some of our troops don't
even know why they are overseasSHUT UP! Because
you obviously have no idea what you are talking about!
If you don't believe me, my brother just returned from
Iraq and he damn well knows why he was over there.
And you know what's more? He is proud of what our
troops have done for the Iraqi people. So when you stop
being ignorant, let me know and maybe my brother
will fill you in!
If you think you don't feel safe on our campus, thank
your lucky stars that you aren't at Duke, in downtown
It was nice to read an article pointing out how hard it Is to
be a conservative in college. It's nice to know that some-
one has the courage to stand up to the liberal view!
With all of the on-campus and off-campus crimes - one
would think the board members of ECU and the city
council of Greenville would work together and put more
and brighter lights around campus and on the streets
that surround campus.
Why don't education classes teach us how to TEACH?
I would like to learn how to write a lesson plan, rather
than learning through Google!
Are my roommates the only ones who eat my food,
leave the wrapper in the refrigerator and don't admit
to eating it? If you didn't buy it, don't eat it.
To the person who said "You cannot turn left on red at
any point in time What about if you are on a one-way
street turning left, onto a one way street? You can turn
left on red in this situation, before you rant, know what
you are ranting about!
Just because someone has blonde hair and big sunglasses
doesn't mean they are stupid! Some of us were actually
born with blonde hair, and we would be "fake" if we
dyed It any other color! So leave us alone.
I remember the good 'ole days when politicians were
educated and intelligent when they spoke. Those were
the days in American History 1.
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the Republican governor had not
yet touched on in his three-city
trade mission.
The students, however,
appeared largely unfazed
by his message, questioning
Schwarzenegger instead about
the relationship of acting to
politics and his definition of the
California dream.
In the speech, Schwar-
zenegger acknowledged China's
global economic emergence and,
praised its heavy investment
in U.S. Treasury bonds But he
also addressed the country's
challenges, even touching on
its neglect of disabled citizens.
He mentioned a California
businessman and philanthropist,
Ken Behring, who had helped lib-
erate thousands of Chinese simply
by giving them wheelchairs.
"He says that he has met
people who have spent years in
rooms with no windows, just
lying there, looking at the ceil-
ing, not being able to see the
outdoors unless someone carries
them Schwarzenegger said.
While his evolution from
musclebound Austrian superstar
to politics is well known around
the world, Schwarzenegger spoke
in unusually personal terms
about his humble beginnings
and the pain of dashed hopes.
He told students how he cried
all night after his first bodybuild-
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ing tournament in the United
States, when he came in second
to an American competitor. He
said that experience motivated
him to move to the United States
and begin his career.
"The bodybuilding gave me
the confidence, the movies gave
me the money, and public service
gave me a purpose larger than
myself he said.
Students, clearly excited by
the presence of the celebrity
governor, peppered him with a
range of friendly questions.
One student, identified
as Zhou Guang, even asked if
Schwarzenegger would write to
his younger brother, whom Zhou
said was convalescing from a car
accident and deeply depressed.
The governor promised to
send a photo and a note.
The most challenging ques-
tion came from a student who
asked Schwarzenegger about
his relationship with his wife,
Democrat Maria Shriver. When
he and Shriver argued about
President Bush, the student
asked, who won?
Schwarzenegger laughed and
said he and his wife, a member of the
iconic Kennedy family, didn't argue.
"I never looked for a wife that
was saying yes to everything he
said. "That's the last thing I need,
to have more yes people around
After the speech, students
seemed mostly thrilled.
"It was so good said
Liao Zhengjun, a 24-year old
journalism student. "As a movie
actor to change to governor of
the great state of California,
he shared about his dream
come true
Another student, 18-year
old electrical engineering major
Yu Xiaoxiao, said she was less
impressed. "He talked about his
life, he talked very little about
being governor she said.
The speech was the center-
piece of Schwarzenegger's final
full day in Beijing.
Later, he was expected to head-
line an expo of California products
before jetting to Shanghai. He visits
Hong Kong later in the week.
First Lady Maria Shriver
was keeping her own schedule,
attending a lunch honoring
"Remarkable Women of China"
on Wednesday.

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Page B1 252.328.6366 CAROLYN SCANDURA Features Editor KRISTIN MURNANE Assistant Features Editor THURSDAY November 17, 2005
Got Problems?
Dear Features,
Why do girls wear snow boots with
miniskirts? I think this is the most
moronic fashion trend ever. And why
are there so many girls that do? Why
can they not just think for themselves
and wear something else?
-Trend Setter
Dear Trend Setter,
We honestly can't tell you. The snow
bootsminiskirt combination is a
fashion phenomena that boggles
the minds of your editors. If it's cold
enough outside to wear boots, then
won't your legs get cold wearing a
skirt that covers little more than your
butt cheeks? Maybe these special
snow boots come equipped with
a heating system that keeps your
legs warm as well? Maybe your
Uggs contain a magical power that
warms your feet so much that the
rest of your body doesn't even feel
the cold? We personally think that
while thesp boots might keep your
feet warm, they are not meant to be
a substitute for other clothing. Some
people just don't realize how silly they
look with big furry boots and short
skirts and tank tops. Next time you
wear this combination and you see
someone laugh, just keep in mind
they're not laughing with you, they're
laughing at you.
Saturday, Nov. 19 there will be a
Compulation, Volume Two, Songs
from North Carolina release show
at Red Rooster. Art Lord & The Self
Portraits will be battling Spader for
bragging rights and People Under
the Bridge will be the night's opening
act. The cost Is $5 at the door and
all entrants will receive a free copy
of the CD being released. If you
have any questions, e-mail contact
'Derailed' release almost on track
Plot twists keep the film
Derailed starts out as if it's
going to be another type of love
affair style film, and then quickly
jets into the thrilrer direction
with lots of twists and turns
along tle way. Unfortunately for
us, the twists are the only things
that keep us interesting in this
somewhat stale plot line.
Clive Owen (King Arthur,
Closer) stars as Charles Schine,
an accountant in Chicago. He
is married to Deanna (Melissa
George) and has a teenage daugh-
ter Amy (Addison Timlin), who
happens to have diabetes. The
Schines have been saving money
for many years that would buy a
new drug that would take Amy
off of the dialysis machine.
Charles meets Lucinda Harris
(Jennifer Aniston) on the train
on the way to work one day
when she pays for his ticket. The
two see each other on the train
each day and get to become
good friends. Both are married
and have daughters, but that
shouldn't prevent anyone from
being friends.
It isn't till Charles and
Lucinda end up getting a little
too close that their lives become
Clive Owen's character meets an alluring woman played by Jennifer Aniston on his dally commute.
a bit derailed. They both decide
on an affair. Charles and Lucinda
check in to a grimy hotel where
they both plan to carry out their
intentions for one another. This
turns sour when an evil French
mugger Philippe Laroche (Vin-
cent Cassel) breaks into the room
and holds them up. Charles tries
to fight him off, but he ends
up getting knocked to the floor
where he watches helplessly
as Philippe has his way with
They don't go to the police in
fear that Lucinda's husband will
divorce her and take her daughter
away with him. They just decide
to let it be. That is, of course,
until Philippe contacts Charles
at home and demands large
sums of money from him. He
threatens both Charles' family
and Lucinda. Behind his wife's
back, Charles pays the mugger
using his daughter's diabetes
Don't be afraid, I haven't
given anything away at all. This
is the basic plot of the film with-
out any of the twists and turns
that this plot takes.
Screenwriter Stuart Beattie
(Collateral) has adapted this film
from James Siegel's novel of the
same name. Derailed does not live
Soundtrack for O.C. fans to enjoy
Five Cheese Penne
Kosher salt
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup crushed tomatoes in thick
tomato puree
12 cup freshly grated Pecorino
Romano (1 12 ounces)
12 cup shredded imported Italian
fontina (1 12 ounces)
14 cup ooimbled Italian Gorgonzola
(112 ounces)
2 tablespoons ricotta cheese
14 pound fresh mozzarella, sliced
6 fresh basil leaves, chopped
1 pound imported penne rigate pasta
4 tablespoons (12 stick) unsalted butter
Preheat the oven to 500 degrees
Bring five quarts of salted water to
a boil in a stockpot. Combine all
the ingredients except the penne
and butter in a large mixing bowl.
Mix well. Drop the penne into the
boiling water and parboil for four
minutes. Drain well in a colander
and add to the ingredients in the
mixing bowl, tossing to combine.
Divide the pasta mixture among
six shallow ceramic gratin dishes
(1 12 to 2-cup capacity). Dot with
the butter and bake until bubbly and
brown on top, seven to 10 minutes.
Citrus Salad
2 hearts romaine lettuce
2 cups jarred citrus salad of orange
and grapefruit sections, drained
- fresh oranges and grapefruits may
also be used but to supreme fruit
(method below") takes extra time
2 tablespoons marmalade
2 tablespoons white wine or cider
13 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper
2 tablespoons chopped or snipped
Chop lettuce. Arrange lettuce
on platter and top with pieces of
grapefruit and orange.
To supreme fresh oranges andor
grapefruits instead, cut off ends then
remove skin In strips working all the
way around the fruit from top to bottom.
Cut along the side of the membrane
to remove the sections of the citrus
fruit. Combine marmalade with two
splashes of vinegar and stream In
extra-virgin olive oil. Pour dressing
over the salad and season with salt
and pepper. Garnish platter with
chopped or snipped, chives.
Cherries Jubilee
2 (15-ounce) cans whole Blng cherries
In juice, drained and juice reserved
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon comstarch
14 cup klrsch or cognac, warmed
2 pints vanilla ice cream
In a small dish, combine a little cherry
juice with sugar and comstarch. In
a skillet, heat juice from cherries
over moderate heat. Add comstarch
mixture. When juice thickens, add
cherries to warm through. Pour In
wanned liqueur, then flame the pan to
bum off alcohol. Remove cherries from K
heat. Scoop vanilla ice cream Into large 5
cocktail glasses or dessert dishes and
spoon cherries down over ice cream.
The O.C. Mix 5' hits
stores to please the
By linking the conflict
and characters together the
soundtrack of a movie is vital to
the plot, well the same goes for
television shows such as "The
O.C In each episode viewers are
offered not only a surface view of
the characters, but also a glimpse
into the internal ftrugglertaat
plague them. Music is the key
element in creating this character
depth by setting the right atmo-
sphere and attitude.
The music of "The O.C is an
essential part of the overall view-
ing pleasure enjoyed by audi-
ences. Nov. 8 marked the release
of the fifth album in the Music
from The O.C. Mix compilations.
Three O.C. compilations and
Have a Very Merry Chrismukkah!
were released prior to the release
of The O.C. Mix 5.
The O.C. Mix 5 contains 12
songs from various previous and
upcoming episodes of "The O.C
The mix is mostly a collection
of indie-rock bands performing
songs that are either new or
familiar to listeners. As a loyal
"O.C viewer I was surprised
that I didn't recognize many of
the songs featured on the album,
however I was pleasantly sur-
prised with the compilation.
The albums is filled with
angst ridden songs which are
both well written and executed.
The most familiar song on the
album is "California 200S" by
Phantom Planet. This song is a
new, improved version of the
popular "O.C theme song "Cali-
fornia Everyone has heard
"California" so much that it has
become a bit tired, but "Califor-
nia 2005" offers an interesting
twist on an old favorite by adding
a subdued tone to the song.
"Forever Young" by Youth
Group may be a cover of
Alphaville's "Forever Young
but the quality of this song well
surpasses that of many other
cover songs I've heard. Pop this
song in while driving and you'll
be singing along in no time.
My favorite song on the
soundtrack is "Hide and Seek" by
Imogen Heap. This song rounds out
the album perfectly. It ties all of the
songs in together with an emotional
content that will leave you feeling
vulnerable and dying to hear more.
Thanks to "The O.C many
rising artists have been given the
opportunity to create national
exposure for their bands. As a
result, fans have been flocking to
stores to buy their albums.
"The fans have been incred-
ibly responsive to the music on
the show and many of them are
buying records after hearing new
bands on The O.C said Alex-
andra Patsavas, the album's music
supervisor in a recent press release.
Overall the album is very
well constructed, but a few of
the songs are definite misses.
If you love "The O.C then
you'll definitely appreciate the
latest soundtrack, however if
you are just a casual fan than
this might not be the album
you. I suggest this album for any
"O.C or indie-rock fan search-
ing for new artists to delve into.
For more information about
The O.C. Mix 5 or other albums
in the Music from the O.C. Mix
series visit
Album Grade: B-
This writer can be contacted at
50 Cent semi-biopic not just typical rapper's story
Curtis Jackson, AKA hip-hop star 50 Cent, In Get Rich or Die Tryin
New film is 'GoodFellas'
meets 'Hustle & Flow'
Get Rich or Die Tryin' is a more
of complete semi-autobiographi-
cal film about a famous rapper's
life than Eminem's 8 Mile. This is
a film that covers more time and
does so in a much more intense
fashion than the aforementioned
This film is somewhat based
on the life of Curtis "50 Cent"
Jackson. He stars as Marcus,
an inner city drug dealer who
dreams of rap stardom. The film
opens with an attempted robbery
by Marcus and his friends before
showing us a lengthy flashback
in which Jackson narrates.
We see Marcus a bit younger
(played by Marc John Jefferies)
and with his mother Katrina
(Serena Reeder). After her tragic
murder, Marcus is sent to live
with his grandparents (Sullivan
Walker and Viola Davis). Here,
Marcus begins to write amateur
rap songs directed to a girl he
likes, Charlene (Rhyon Nicole
Brown). He starts to call himself
Young Caesar
To make some money on his
own, Marcus picks up on the
business that his mother once
did by working for Majestic
(Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje).
This takes us up to the present
day where Jackson resumes the
part of Marcus.
The group Majestic operates
is at a gang war with the rival
Columbians. By now, Majestic is
a higher ranking member of the
gang and wants Marcus to get
his own group together to start
pushing drugs harder. He gets his
group (Omar Benson Miller, Tory
Kittles and Ashley Walters).
All seems to be going well
for Marcus and his friends until
he reconnects with Charlene
(now played by Joy Bryant). The
two start seeing each other and
Marcus now has to decide if
the life he's led up until now
is the life Charlene wants him
to have.
He's always wanted to be a
rapper and his dream is closely
realized when he meets Bama
(Terrence Howard) in jail. After
their release, Bama says he'll
manage Marcus if he wants.
Get Rich or Die Tryin' is set
up almost like GoodFellas in the
way it moves through time and
with the distinct separation of
rival gangs on the street. Like
GoodFellas, it is narrated by the
main character who must choose
between his current life or a life
of love. Unlike GoodFellas, it is
nowhere near as proficient in
conveying a life of agonizing
crime and the hardships that fall
on the criminals' families.
Directed by six time Oscar
nominated director Jim Sheri-
dan, Get Rich or Die Tryin' has
elements that resemble some
see GET RICH page B3
up to the thrills and suspense as
Collateral despite the twists and
turns throughout. It seems as if
Beattie adapted this novel in a
matter of weeks.
Both Clive Owen and
Jennifer Aniston give very well
played performances. This role
is a long way from the New York
City apartment Aniston is used to
in "Friends and don't be fooled
by her picture on the poster
- she's merely a supporting role.
This is Owen's film. Owen is fresh
off from his Oscar nomination in
last year's Closer, and he shows
that he refuses to be type cast
as the sad, pathetic individual
he played in that. This is a trap
that so many Oscar nominees
fall into in the years following
a nomination. Owen delivers a
terrific performance in this role,
and very seldom does he show a
lack of interest in the part.
However, the performances
are the only things that truly
drive this film. Directed by Swed-
ish director Mikael Hafstrom,
Derailed is not the typical edge-
of-your-seat thriller that you'd
come to expect in a plot like this.
The film takes quite a while to
get going and by the time it does,
you've almost lost all interest in
the characters. Hafstrom could
have lobbed off about 10 minutes
of talk time in the first half hour
see DERAILED page 83
Alexander Hamilton by
Ron Chernow
Of our Founding Fathers
- Franklin, Washington, Jefferson,
Hamilton, Madison and Adams
for all you that slept through
American History class - Alex-
ander Hamilton has really gotten
the short end of the stick.
Washington and Jefferson
have their faces carved into a
friggin' mountain. Madison is
the father of the Constitution.
Franklin got his face on the 100
dollar bill and a rap song - Puffy's
"It's All About the Benjamins" for
all of you that slept through 1997.
Adams started America's first
political dynasty.
But Hamilton - all he got
was his face on the 10 dollar
bill. When was the last time you
actually saw a 10 dollar bill? Seri-
ously, I don't think I've carried a
10 spot in at least four years. All
most people seem to know about
Hamilton is that he was killed
by the second Vice President of
the United States, Aaron Burr
(who wasn't even close to being
a Founding Father so don't even
bother trying to correct me.)
Luckily, Ron Chernow has
stepped up with a masterful
biography Hamilton that does
the man justice. Hopefully the
book will show people that while
Franklin and the others were
important and great men, Ham-
ilton could possibly have been
the most important figure in the
establishment of the United States
of America as a sovereign nation.
Chernow, a graduate of Yale
and Cambridge, is the award
winning writer of "The House
of Morgan a detailed history of
J.P. Morgan and rise of modern
finance, and "Titan a stellar
biography of John D. Rockefeller.
However, "Alexander Hamilton"
is without a doubt his masterpiece.
At 731 pages (hardcover),
'Alexander rlamilton" may look
like more trouble than it's worth
for a lot of students. However, don't
associate "long" with "boring
The book is long simply because
it's the only way to properly
document Hamilton's life. To be
honest, it's a very accessible read.
Chernow, after doing an inor-
dinate amount of research, did an
amazing job to make Hamilton's
see SPOTLIGHT page 83

Marjorie Fair: A musical flower in boom
Soothing sounds to
serenade your soul
During my visit to London
this summer I saw advertisements
posted everywhere for this new
band called Marjorie Fair. I didn't
know who they were, but I fig-
ured they must be good and they
must be English. While the band
is a growing success, they're actu-
ally not English. The band began
touring in Europe before crossing
the pond to the U.S. Their debut
album, Self Help Serenade was first
released May 31, 2005 in the U.K.
and was released in the U.S. on
July 19, 200S.
This L.A. based band of four
includes Evan Slamka (vocals,
guitar), Dain Luscombe (keys),
Scott Lord (bass) and Mike
Delisa (drums). First recorded
in 2002, Self Help Serenade was
produced by Rob Schnapf, who
has also produced for Beck, Elliot
Smith and The Foo Fighters,
and features several featured
performers like, Jon Brion, Joey
Waronker and Billy Preston.
The sounds of Marjorie Fair
were conceived in a big L.A. loft
apartment situated in an eclectic,
poor neighborhood, which serves
as inspiration to the band's songs.
Slamka, the heart of the band, is
also influenced by his childhood
favorites, like The Beatles, Beach
Boys, Buffalo Springfield, David
Crosby and even Bing Crosby.
Slamka's interest in philosophy
opened his inquisitive mind to a
spherical way of thinking, which
is evident in the band's poetic
lyrics. Slamka explains in a press
The American group of musicians have an indie-pop sound and look.
release that "You can write a
song about an old tire sitting on
the sidewalk - you're not the tire,
you're not the sidewalk, but it can
be a great song if you do it right
Self Help Serenade falls under
the category of Indie-Pop as it is
full of layers, emotion and spiri-
tuality. The album has a lulling,
melancholy sound that gives a
'�:be of Coldplay with atmospher-
ics and is close to The Beatles and
Pink Floyd with its psychedlia.
Most of the songs are slow with
some that are mid-tempo and
more pop-like.
Slamka's soothing voice is
like a cup of hot tea with honey,
a good book and a fire on a cold
winter day. He can make hateful
lyrics sound angelic.
The slow, sentimental and
melancholy sounds of Self Help
Serenade are entrancing. Listen-
ing to the album takes your mind
into it's own place. All you need
is a quiet and comfortable place,
a CD player and a good mood to
listen to Self Help Serenade. The
poetic lyrics are borderline overly
sentimental, as if the writer has
been disappointed one too many
times. Feeling blue? Don't listen
to this album - otherwise the
tears will surely fall.
If you're a true music lover,
you'll appreciate the many layers
and the influences of Marjorie
Fair's sound. Though the album's
personality seems bruised, it is
still positive and kind, with float-
ing guitars and twinkles of the
piano, organ and strings.
For the past year Marjorie
Fair has solely toured in North
America, playing only the major
cities. The nearest the band has
come to Greenville are the cities
of Philadelphia and Atlanta. It's
going to take at least another
album and a bigger following
before we see Marjorie Fair grace
the stage in North Carolina.
We may never see Marjo-
rie Fair really hit true stardom
because their sound is not suited
for a broad range of tastes. But if
you are in the right mood, the
album can be great.
The name Marjorie Fair is
actually the name for a rose. The
flower's color is a dark shade of
pinkish-red and bears thorns.
The flowers are long lasting and
are relatively popular. Marjorie
Fair, the band, has a dark, yet
cheerful sound and is melan-
choly, but sweet. Off to a strong
start, perhaps like the flower,
Marjorie Fair will continue to
grow to reach fame.
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50 Cent and Joy Bryant star as each other's love interests in Gef
Rich or Die Tryin' which is popular with audiences at the theater.
other classic Sheridan films. The
element of poverty is evident
throughout Sheridan's films,
which include My Left Foot, In
the Name of the Father and In
America. Sheridan is proficient
in painting the images of a
poverty stricken neighborhood
and the people who inhabit it.
Sheridan has already had a
highly successful career, and he
had nothing to prove to audi-
ences by making a giant money
making film about and staring a
rap artist. It was these elements
that are trademark for him, that
probably drew him to the project.
This film does, however, run
a bit too long. Screenwriter Ter-
ence Winter has written this
GoodFellas style film a bit too long.
There are many instances where
the film seems to drag on and on.
1 couldn't help but wonder why
some of the sequences weren't
scrapped due to pacing issues. At
134 minutes long, (let Rich runs
the risk of boring its audiences'
minds to the point where some
people may actually leave.
The upside of the film, despite
being about 30 minutes too long,
� are' the performances given by
the principle players. Jackson is
surprisingly good in his first stint
at acting. It may take a second
to get used to seeing him on the
big screen acting, but once you
do, it is easy to sympathize for
his character.
Another strong performance
comes from Terrence Howard
who, once again, has found
himself into yet another strong
supporting role. This has been
Howard's year with a strong
supporting role in Crash and a
powerful performance in Hustle
& Flow. He even found time to
play an important, but small,
role in Four Brothers. His role as
Jackson's prison buddy in Get
Rich is yet another equally strong
show of his acting chops. This
role is just the icing on the cake
for the tremendous year that
Howard has had.
Joy Bryant, who plays Jack-
son's girlfriend, is probably the
only role worth mentioning that
was not up to snuff with the rest
of the cast. At times, Bryant walks
around on the screen with a less
than enthusiastic persona about
her. It's hard to sympathize for
the hero when his girlfriend
doesn't seem too excited to be in
the scene. She's good when she
needs to be, but it's not enough.
If (Jet Rich or Die Tryin' is to be
compared to 8 Mile, it should only
be because the two leads where
both platinum record selling rap
artists. Eminem does have the
upper hand when it comes to
acting capabilities, but Get Rich or
Die Tryin'is a much more thought
out and better made film.
If it is to be compared to
anything, it should be Hustle &
Flow. Both films convey a mes-
sage about going for the dreams
you've always had and not let
anything else stand in the way.
That's the message that's being
convey here, however I'm pretty
sure it could have been said
with 30 minutes less time on
the screen.
Grade: B-
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and it would have been just as
The plot twists in many dif-
ferent directions throughout. It is
the only thing that will keep you
interested in the film from begin-
ning to end. Unfortunately, some
of the twists end up being a bit
on the shallow side and anyone
paying attention from the get
go should be able to pick up
on it before anything happens.
Derailed isn't a horrible film and
it was rather entertaining, but
I'm sure there are other thrillers
in your own collection and at the
video store that deserve another
spin in the DVD player before
this one.
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island of Nevis in the British West
Indies where Hamilton was born
an illegitimate child around 1755.
From there, Chernow effort-
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life, hitting the expected high
points, his tenure at King's Col-
lege (Columbia), his service
in the American Revolution,
his time as Washington's aide
de camp, the Second Contini-
nental Congress, the Federalist
Papers and his appointment
by George Washington as the
first Secretary of the Treasury.
What makes "Alexander
Hamilton" special though are
the tiny details which Chernow
gives special attention to which
best paints Hamilton's character.
Small things, such as his brav-
ery while defending King's Col-
lege against attack or his reaction
when blackmailed while having
an affair, make him more than a
historical figure - he's a fully-real-
ized characterwhom you grow to
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THURSDAY November 17, 2005
Swimming at the swoosh
ECU swimmers hitting Nike Cup full speed
Swimming coach Rick Kobe hasn't had a whole lot to complain
about through thus far with his swimming teams. The Pirate swim-
mers haven't lost a meet yet, have stroked through the competition
as gracefully as they swim events, and look very strong heading into
the upcoming Nike Cup.
The women's team has been stone cold unbeatable to start the
season - the ladies have won their meets by an average of 51.8 points,
averaging 147 points per meet through six meets. Through those
six meets the women have claimed top finishes in nearly all the
individual and relay events, and their 6-0 start is their best since the
19994000 season.
The men have won their four meets by an average of 32.5 points
and averaged 127 points per meet. They have swam very competitively
and are thus far performing right up to Kobe's expectations coming
into the Nike Cup.
Since sweeping the tri-meet with George Mason
and William & Mary back at the end of Octo
her, the women followed up with a strong
performance against Marshall and
Gardner-Webb in a tri-meet. The
women defeated Gardner-Webb 168-108 and racked up 173 points to
Marshall's 114. In that meet the women put up some of their fastest
times this season en route to the victory. The women put up new top
times in the 50 and 1000 freestyle, the 100 and 200 fly, 100 and 200
backstroke, UK)and 200 breaststroke, 200 individual medley, 200 free
relay, 200 medley relay, and both levels of diving. In the 50 freestyle,
senior Adrienne Williams sits barely a half second behind the school
record, and the same goes for Rebecca Perry In the 100 freestyle.
Kobe is very excited about his team's performance and looks
forward to the upcoming competition.
"The season has been awesome so far. We are excited to be unde-
feated at this time. Some great swims at the Nike Cup will make for
an even greater first semester Kobe said.
The Nike Cup will certainly provide a test of both
teams' prowess. The event, held in Chapel Hill at the
Maurice J. Koury Natatorium,
will feature teams
from North
Carolina, Clemson, Kentucky, Florida International, Syracuse and
Virginia Tech. The women's squads from UNC and Virginia Tech are
both currently ranked in the Top 25 by, with
the Tarheels coming in at 22 and the Hokles at 23. The Tarheel men's
team also ranks In at 22.
In last year's Nike Cup, the Lady Pirates finished sixth as Purdue
won the event with UNC taking second place. Neither Pirates team
managed a first-place finish - the highest finisher was Diane Parker,
who finished third in the 200 breaststroke, while Megan Pulaski
finished ninth in the 1650 freestyle.
Kobe doesn't think much about the numbers in the Nike Cup,
"It's one of the fastest and most prestigious invi-
tational In the country, and it's an honor to get
invited back each year Kobe said.
"We plan on swimming fast and having
several of our swimmers final
The event will run Thursday, Friday
and Saturday, with each night hosting
finals. The top swimmers from prelimi-
nary events are invited back that night
for the finals. The Pirate swimmers will
definitely come out of this event better
and more equipped to continue their
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Pirates playing for pride against Marshall
Holt has three wins in his first season, the same amount ECU amassed In two years previously
ECU Will nOt QO tO a fl)r on ,ne road & Marshall.
T . The Pirates have an opportunity
P0StSeaS0n DOWl tOr to strip Marshall of those very
fourth consecutive year
"How you respond to the
challenge in the second half will
determine what you become
after the game, whether you are
a winner or a loser
-l.ou Holt7
Pride and dignity are two
virtues that ECU will be fighting
same attributes by severely crip-
pling their bowl chances with a
road win.
Marshall peeled ECU of its
pride and dignity during their
last historical match-up. Current
Jacksonville Jaguar quarterbacks
Byron l.cftwich and David Gar-
rard dueled In Mobile, Ala. for
what turned out to be the high-
est scoring bowl game ever (125
points). Leftwich Illustrated a
stunning 30-point come-from-
behind win In the 2001 GMAC
Bowl. But the colossal collapse
marked the end of an era where
consistency reigned for ECU.
The tallspin ensued. Since
then, ECU has gone 10-34. The
Pirates have suffered through
three head coaches and four
offensive coordinators. During
the span, five teams have
departed Conference-USA while
the conference has welcomed in
six new members.
Marshall, one of the rookie
teams in CUSA has another
opportunity to punish ECU.
The Thundering Herd still need
two more wins to become bowl
eligible. Marshall (4-S, 3-3) is tied
with Memphis (4-5, 3-3) and a
game behind USM (5-4, 4-2) in
the East Division of C-USA.
The two head coaches are
both in their first-year at their
respective programs. Mark Synder
moved over to Marshall from
Ohio St. where he was defensive
coordinator in 2004. Synder was
a standout Marshall linebacker.
He took over the program after
Bob Pruett suddenly retired after
spring practice.
Pruett combined with former
coach Jim Donnan to cement
Marshall as an extremely success-
ful program. Donnan finished
64-21 while Pruett went 94-23
from 1996-2005. Pruett oversaw
the rise from Division l-AA power
to the Mid-American Conference
and now to C-USA. Marshall has
not had a losing season since 1983.
Comparatively, ECU has had II
during that same time period.
Like ECU, Marshall's tone
could be strikingly different
had a couple of bounces gone
"We have a very tough chal-
q lenge this week against Marshall
said Skip Holt? "They are a very
good football team, and they have
done a very good job in turn of
building their program. They are
very similar of where we are right
now, a 4-S team that are three
plays away from sitting at 7-2
The Thundering Herd gift
wrapped a nationally televised
game against Kansas St. due
to quarterback Jimmy Skinner
throwing an Interception with 12
seconds remaining. Marshall was
in field goal range and Skinner
failed to see the signal to run it
to the middle of the field.
Also, Marshall ust lost in
overtime to USM 27-24. Marshall
failed to connect on a field goal
that would have tied the game.
All in all, the Thundering Herd
has played five games within
three-point differences. Marshall
blocked two punts to beat UAB
20-19, knocked off Tulane on the
road 27-26 and held off SMU in
overtime 16-13.
ECU is trying to regroup after
a debacle against Tulsa. Few
changes have been made publicly
through the depth charts, but
Holtz promised that new players
will continue to get repetitions
based on effort.
The 4:30 p.m. kickoff will
be an overly emotional moment
for Thundering Herd fans. ECU
clashed with Marshall for four
consecutive years from 1967-1970
when ECU was in the Southern
Conference. But after an ECU 17-
14 win in Greenville on Nov. 14,
1970, Marshall's program wasn't
the same.
While on the return trip, a
chartered Southern Airlines plane
carrying players, coaches, wives
and boosters crashed and burned
two miles from the runway of the
Tri-State Airport. All 75 passen-
gers aboard the plane were killed
instantly upon Impact. The burns
were so severe that bodies of six
players were never identified.
The event rocked Marshall's
program as 37 players perished.
It still remains the worst sports-
related air disaster In American
history. A memorial fountain out-
side the Marshall Student Union
has 75 strands representing the
victims. The water Is turned off
on Nov. 14 ot each year. The 35th
anniversary of the tragic event
was held on Monday. Marshall
will wear special decals on their
helmets to honor the victims.
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Matt Cox:
Beyond the
Walk-on player earns
playing time on special
Matt Cox spent last football
season In a purple uniform. But It
wasn't exactly the type of purple
uniform he had In mind.
Cox worked at Logan's
Restaurant In a T-shirt long
before his current teammate and
co-employee James Pinkney
garnered so many headlines. A
snag in his financial aid forms
regulated Cox to requesting
orders from customers rather
than coaches.
But still Cox preserved.
Having never stepped on the
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Clemson, SC deal with brawl aftermath Johnso!1
(AP) � South Carolina
receiver Kris Clark had finished
running his route late in the
Clemson game when he spun
to see what quickly became the
defining moment of the 2004
season for both teams.
Clark's quarterback, Syvelle
Newton, was on the ground.
Several Tigers defenders were
nearby. Newton watched his
incomplete pass, then took a
straight arm to his face guard
from a Clemson defender. South
Carolina's offensive lineman
moved in as one of the ugliest
episodes between the longtime
rivals unfolded.
"I saw both benches clear
and I thought, 'Ah, man, here
it goes Clark remembered the
brawl a year later.
The Tigers and the 19th-ranked
Gamecocks meet on Saturday with
the memory of the fight still fresh
in the minds of many.
The fight started after New-
ton's fourth-down incompletion
with 5:48 left in Clemson's 29-7
victory. Each sideline rushed to
the spot, with South Carolina's
retiring coach Lou Holtz and
Clemson counterpart Tommy
Bowden charging toward the
midfield flashpoint. The coaches,
however, couldn't control the
melee and within seconds, the
mob of players had stretched
across nearly 60 yards. Several
times when order looked to be
restored, side battles broke out
among players: South Carolina's
Daccus Turman cold-cocking
Clemson's Duane Coleman from
behind; Tigers' Yusef Kelley
kicked a Gamecock player on
the ground.
Holtz called it the most
embarrassed he felt during his
Hall-of-Fame career.
Coming the day after the
NBA's fight between the Detroit
Pistons and Indiana Pacers, the
football fight became even bigger
news nationally.
Punishment was swift and deci-
sive Clemson and South Carolina
administrations gave up postseason
bids. The Atlantic Coast Conference
suspended six Clemson players one
game and the Southeastern Confer-
ence suspended six South Carolina
players for a game.
Steve Spurrier was only days
away from introduction as Holtz's
successor when he watched the
brawl unfold. "I just thought
what everybody else did, what
an ugly, embarrassing scene it
was for both schools and our
state he said.
Passion has long fueled this
rivalry that began in 1896 and
has continued uninterrupted
since 1909. The series was called
off for six seasons after the 1902
game a 12-6 South Carolina vic-
tory because a day following the
defeat, Clemson cadets marched
near South Carolina's campus
with "fixed bayonets and swords
drawn according to Tom Price's
book, "A Century of Gamecocks
Memorable Football Moments
Price wrote that a small band of
South Carolina students carrying
pistols and clubs knelt by a brick
wall ready to defend their campus.
Police and faculty arrived
before there was bloodshed. How-
ever, the South Carolina athletic
committee discontinued the yearly
meeting the next six seasons.
In comparison, last year's
skirmish doesn't look so bad.
Clark sensed something was
simmering throughout the game.
Before the game, South Carolina
Bowden reacts with player Chansi Stuckey after the brawl broke out last season
players gathered near the bottom
of Death Valley's hill and con-
fronted the Tigers after their
traditional entrance.
"We had watched the game
with Pacers and the Pistons Clark
said. "It wasn't a good situation for
us. We weren't winning and some-
thing like that ticked it off
Throughout the year, players
on each side endured the harsh
looks of admonishment across
the Palmetto State.
Clemson defensive end
Charles Bennett remembered
working a Special Olympics event
this offseason when one of the
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him, "You shouldn't do that
Bennett realized the young man
was talking about the fight.
"It hurt me. I realized he
was right Bennett said. "We
shouldn't be out there fighting.
That went too far. That's what
really touched me
Clemson coach Tommy
Bowden talked to his players
two weeks ago before their 35-14
win over No. 22 Florida State not
to let emotions lead them into
foolish penalties or improper
actions. He says he and his team
took valuable lessons from what
occurred on the field.
At offseason speaking engage-
ments, Bowden had people con-
gratulate him on the school's
stiff actions. "1 think a lot of
athletic directors, administrators
and teams will drink from the
well we dug Bowden said.
South Carolina athletic direc-
tor Eric Hyman and Clemson's
Terry Don Phillips have coor-
dinated a pregame handshake
before this year's game at Wil-
liams-Brice Stadium to put what
happened last year to rest.
"We want to put sportsmanship
back in the equation Hyman said.
(AP) � Chad Johnson took
his last bite of noodles, washed
them down with a gulp of punch-
flavored sports drink, then
turned toward the semicircle of
23 reporters and photographers
bracketing his locker.
Time for a guarantee about
those unbeaten Colts.
"Hold on, I've got to get
my game face on the Bengals
receiver said, wiping his hand
across his face. "All right, come
He leaned forward on his
four-legged wooden stool, his
eyes focused on the camera
"For the guarantee, you've
got to zoom in close, because I'm
about to get myself in trouble
he said, hinting that coach
Marvin Lewis wouldn't like what
was coming next. "I guarantee
I'm serious 1 guarantee that I
will not be stopped on Sunday.
For real.
"I won't be covered. I will do
everything I can to make sure
we win this game. That's my
That's it? That's all?
Yep. Two years after his most
famous guarantee, he wasn't
about to issue another.
Johnson was roundly criti-
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(AP) � Saying the time was
right, Pine Forest head football
coach Dean Saffos announced
his retirement Monday.
"It's been a good run said
Saffos, 60. "1 put in my paperwork
this morning
It marked the end of a 21-year
career as a head football coach, 34
years coaching total dating back to
Saffos' start as an assistant at Sout 11
Iredell High School in 1971.
"I didn't get any pressure from
anybody in the administration
he said. "They've been good to
me the whole eight years I've
been at Pine Forest. 1 just think
it's time for some new blood to
come in here
Saffos said he and his wife,
Mary Margaret, had decided
before the season started this
would be his last year, but he kept
it quiet until the Trojans lost to
E.E. Smith in the first round of
the 4-A playoffs last Friday.
"The plans are for me to step
back and take a look at some
things he said. "If anybody out
there will offer me a job, I'll wel-
come it. I've still got to eat and
sleep indoors
Saffos was in and out of
coaching from 1971-83. He
worked at South Iredell and
Jacksonville Middle School before
joining the staff of Ray Durham
at Jacksonville High School in
His first head coaching job
was at E.E. Smith, when he was
hired in 1984. He coached there
four years, then took the job as
head coach at Wilmington Hog-
gard for three seasons. He was at
Hallsboro Middle School for one
year in 1991, then went to East
Columbus from 1992-97.
Tim Farley, former soccer coach
at Smith when Saffos was head
football coach there, was principal
at Pine Forest in 1998 and hired
Saffos as head football coach.
In eight seasons at the school
his record was 58-41. His best
season was in 1999 when the Tro-
jans advanced to the 4-A Eastern
Regional finals before losing to
Douglas Byrd in overtime.
Off the football field, Saffos
has played a key role in organiz-
ing local football coaches by
holding monthly meetings in the
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said he plans to continue working
with both for at least a couple of
more years.
Saffos said he decided to step
down as soon as ,the football
season was over to give Pine
Forest officials plenty of time
to hire his replacement and get
someone in early to keep the pro-
gram running in the offseason.
"They can do this by January
and have someone in place if it's
going to be someone on the staff
he said. "The program won't miss
a beat
Saffos felt there are people
on the staff qualified to be the
next Trojan head coach. Two of
his assistants, Jim Mauch and
Nelson Wallace, have previous
head coaching experience.
Defensive coordinator Bill
Sochovka has been with Saffos
for eight years and his son,
George Saffos, has been on the
Trojan staff for seven years.
"There are four guys here who
could step in and do as good a job
as anyone in the state of North
Carolina Saffos said.
Saffos offered thanks to
county education leaders he had
worked for, including Fletcher
Womble, Jack Britt and Bill Har-
He thanked former E.E. Smith
principal and county schools
superintendent John Griffin for
taking a chance giving him his
first head coaching job. And he
thanked his wife and family.
"I've drug my wife all around
North Carolina for 25 years he
said. "If I hadn't had her support,
you know how this business is.
I couldn't have done as well as
I have
He also had kind words for his
Pine Forest players.
"These kid� have done every-
thing we asked them to he said.
"Sometimes we were very success-
ful. Sometimes we weren't.
"But we were always competi-
tive. I don't think we rolled over.
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JOhnSOn from page 85 COX from page B4
cized two years ago when he
flat-out guaranteed a win over
9-0 Kansas City. Angry veterans
lashed out atjohnson for drawing
attention to himself, and Lewis
was unhappy that he gave the
Chiefs more motivation to stay
Johnson apologized to coach
Dick Vermeil before the game,
then had seven catches in a 24-
19 victory that got him off the
hook and out of the guarantee
business. He hasn't promised
another victory since then, and
wasn't about to start with the 9-0
Colts coming to town.
"There's no need for me to
guarantee a victory. No point
Johnson said. "We're 7-2. We are
one of the best teams in the NFL
right now. So there's no need
for me to go out on a limb like
He'll let this game promote
itself. Not that it needs any
The Colts are off to the best
start in their history, and one
more victory would make them
the first team since the 1998
Broncos to start 10-0. The lien-
gals are trying to stay in first
place in the AFC North and are
closing in their first winning
season since 1990.
In the past, it wouldn't have
stopped Johnson from saying
something outlandish. It's a sign
he has matured since 2003, when
he was so unpredictable that even
Colts coach Tony Dungy had to
talk him out of something.
Dungy coached the AFC's Pro
Bowl team after the 2003 season,
when the NFL was still stewing
over Janet Jackson's infamous
halftime show at the Super Bowl.
Justin Timberlake yanked off part
of her top at the end of the show,
embarrassing league officials.
Johnson devised a touch-
down celebration for his first Fro
Bowl appearance that was a take-
off on the halftime controversy,
but Dungy got him to change
his mind.
"I cut a hole in my jersey
and stitched it back together
Johnson said Wednesday. "When
I scored, I was going to pull it
open. He talked me out of that
one. He was right. I didn't want
to tease the league like that
Dungy was diplomatic
Wednesday when talking about
the receiver's antics.
"Chad is a great receiver and
he's fun Dungy said. "He makes
the game fun. I'm glad Marvin
has to coach him and I don't
Johnson has evolved from
guaranteeing wins to celebrating
touchdowns this season, coming
up with a new skit for each score.
His most famous celebration an
end zone Riverdance got notice
around the league and inspired
him to come up with something
new for each opponent.
He's got something in mind
for the Colts.
"My plan is Martha Stewart-
like Johnson said. "What it's
going to be exactly, I can't tell
you. You'd have to watch. It's
going to be fun, though. It will
probably keep you on the edge
of your seat
The Colts couldn't care less.
"Whatever he has planned, I
don't want to see it cornerback
Nick Harper said, laughing. "He
can save it for next week
"Hopefully at the end of the
ball game, he'll be pretty quiet
defensive tackle Montae Reagor
Johnson praised the Colts'
defense, giving it credit for their
9-0 start. He also suggested that
the Colts' cornerbacks shouldn't
take it personally when he guar-
antees that he won't be covered
very well on Sunday.
"It's just impossibleJohnson
said, with a straight face. "It's
not who I'm playing. It can't be
done, and I've come to that con-
clusion. If I had to stop myself, I
probably wouldn't be able to do
it, either
field before as a Pirate, Cox
has seen action on kickoff
coverage in all nine games. Cox
has relished in his role as a special
teams player.
"He has a very important
role on our football team said
special teams coach Greg
"Kind of an unsung hero.
Guys like Matt are invaluable for
the team
Cox played running back in
high school in Springfield, Ohio.
The 5-foot, 9-inch 178 pound
defensive back wasn't heavily
recruited. A small Division 11
school in Michigan showed some
interest, but Cox didn't have
proper ACT scores.
Cox decided to enroll at
Concord College in Athens,
West Va. where his cousin was
the basketball coach. Cox played
immediately on the football field
as a Mountain Lion, but the feel
of the campus didn't feel right.
According to Cox, the small
school was too similar to his
high school.
Once Cox enrolled at ECU,
he immediately needed to fill the
missing football void. Cox beat
out numerous defensive backs to
earn a roster spot during spring
practice in 2003.
Cox dislocated his
shoulder, which resulted in
shoulder surgery. After another
spring practice, Cox hit the
financial aid problem. In order
to pay the bills, he was forced to
get a job.
Logan's Restaurant seemed a
good place as any to pull down
some checks. Cox started off
as a busboy, but was quickly
moved up to server. While
John Thompson was busying
doing the coach's radio call-in
show at Logan's, Cox was
frantically pacing to and from
the kitchen.
Instead, this year Cox gets
to spend his Saturdays on the
field. While some veteran
players thumb their noses at
special teams, Cox revels in it. He
has yet to make a tackle or even
record a statistic, but still adds a
much-needed spark.
"His attitude, I think is
infectious to the guys that maybe
are starters McMahon said.
"Because he does work so
hard and he does compete at a
high level. I think the Aundrae
Allisons and those guys that
go out there see him playing
his butt off. They think, 'man,
maybe I need to pick it up a bit
It just shows that we're all in this
together and I think Matt's been a
great example for those guys
Buried on the depth chart at
defensive back, Cox volunteered
his services to play offense on
the scout team. Cox considers
himself to be a role player and
knows that his work in practice
will contribute to the team.
"Everybody's role is a little bit
different McMahon said.
"There's some guys that are
very, very talented players that
have a lot of heart. Those are
usually your best guys. Some guys
have to survive strictly on their
demeanor, attitude and how they
preserve through things. I think
Matt is a great example of that
Cox shares the number 14
with redshlrt freshman quarter-
back Rob Kass. Often, fans were
thumbing through their game
programs to figure out who the
other No. 14 was.
"It isn't about people
knowing your name said Cox.
"It's about doing something
you like. That's just me I guess
Cox's work ethic has earned
the respect of his teammates and
"I think you earn respect
through your work ethic Cox
"How hard you work, the
coaches will notice it regardless if
you're on scholarship or a walk-
on. I just want to be known as
someone who works hard
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