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Volume 81 Number 31
TUESDAY
November 22, 2005
Student Poll
Do you feel safe
on the campus
of ECU?
HAYS LTVERMAN
FRESHMAN MARKETING
MAJOR
"I don't feel safe know-
ing the fact that campus
police can run into my
room on false accusations
and no warrant and rum-
mage through my stuff, not
putting any of it back and
never giving me a reason
SHERI EVRON
JAVA CITY EMPLOYEE
AND PITT COMMUNITY
COLLEGE STUDENT
"Somewhat, because
basically they don't have
enough security and you
don't know what to expect
from people
YALANDA DAVIS
JUNIOR PRINT
JOURNALISM MAJOR
"1 feel pretty safe as
long as you use good Judge-
ment and not walk around
campus at 11:30 p.m.
alone
AMYTHOMAS
FRESHMAN INTERIOR
DESIGN MAJOR
"Yeah, there are emer-
gency buttons and it's
pretty well Ut
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SHERRI STANSBURY
SOPHOMORE POLITICAL
SCIENCE AND HISTORY
MAJOR
"Yes, I feel safe. I work
at the library and have to
walk home at 2 a.m. and
campus is pretty well lit
then at night"
RORY BROWN
FRESHMAN HISTORY
MAJOR
"Yeah, pretty safe. I
trust humanity
Lecture on World War II draws big crowd
This year's Brewster lecture was delivered by a guest from Stanford. The program was "A Tale of Three Cities: How the U.S. Won World War
Focus on WWII, three key
cities
ZACK HILL
ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR
Stanford's David Kennedy,
professor of history, addressed a
packed house of students, faculty
and local history buffs as part of
ECU's annual Lawrence F. Brew-
ster Lecture in History.
The lecture, "A Tale of
Three Cities: How the U.S. Won
World War II focused on a trio
of cities that were crucial 'to the
United States' success in WWII
- Washington D.C Rouane,
France and Volvograd,
formerly known as Stalingrad,
in Russia.
The names of the cities were
not revealed before the lecture
and were a hot topic of debate in
the history department.
Kennedy began by pointing
out the dire state of affairs in
the U.S. at the war's inception in
1940. The country was mired in
depression and isolationist poli-
cies had walled off any foreign
influence.
Two decades later, the United
States would be booming with
economic prosperity and expan-
sion and would be the undis-
puted leader in the international
system.
"Any speaker that made those
predictions in 1940 would have
been tagged as a lunatic, but we
can see that is exactly what hap-
pened said Kennedy.
"The transformative results
of WWII were not just one thing
after another, they were the very
deliberate decisions
The economic power, tech-
nological ingenuity and creative
tactics of the U.S. were the key to
being victorious.
To illustrate "his points, Ken-
nedy began with Rouane. On
Aug. 17, 1942, the first strategic
bombing campaigns of the war
began when U.S. B-17 bombers
raided the German occupied
city.
The raid was a complete suc-
cess, inflicting heavy damage on
the rail yard with no planes lost.
More importantly, the concepts
behind the use of strategic bomb-
see LECTURE pageA2
Dances for Universal
Peace offer physical,
spiritual exercise
The Great American Smokeout was an effort led by the American Lung Cancer Society last week.
ECU burns one down
Students celebrate Great
American Smokeout with
more smoking
USA DEVRIES
STAFF WRITER
For more than 10 years, ECU
has observed the third Thursday
in November as the National
Great American Smokeout, a
day sponsored by the American
Cancer Society and the American
Lung Association, in an effort
to help people quit smoking - if
only for 24 hours.
Chancellor Steve Ballard
declared the day smoke-free on
campus in conjunction with
Great American Smokeout, but
from the look of students on
campus, it was hardly observed.
Surprisingly, however, accord-
ing to a Campus Wellness survey,
only 26 to 28 percent of ECU
students smoke. In observance of
the day and despite the cold, the
Healthy Pirates passed out smok-
ing prevention prizes, backpacks
and T-shirts in front of the SRC
from 1:30 - 3 p.m. There was
also a planning session at 5 p.m.
at the Student Health Services,
which was led by Georgia Childs,
assistant director of Peer Health,
and Greg Morris, pharmacist for
Student Health, to help students
who want to quit smoking.
However, the room was cer-
tainly not filled with 26 percent
of the ECU student population.
Childs did not seem deterred,
however.
"I think this event benefits
those who are interested in quit-
ting or know someone who wants
to quit said Childs.
"But people have to want to
quit for themselves
For college students, the most
immediate health risks caused
by cigarettes are shortness of
breath, increased heart rate and
increased blood pressure. After
long-term smoking, people are
at a greater risk for cancer of the
lung, mouth, nose, voice box, lip,
tongue, nasal sinus, esophagus,
throat, pancreas, bone marrow,
kidney, cervix, liver, bladder
and stomach, as well as other
ailments and diseases. Lung
cancer, however, still causes the
most cancer-related deaths in
the nation.
"I'm here to quit smoking,
and I think this seminar will
help said Lolita Smith, junior
community health major.
"Oh, and smoking is bad. Tell
them I said that
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian.com.
There are practlcers of the dance
Promoting peace
through dance finds
home here
USA DEVRIES
STAFF WRITER
Delta Chi collects food for homeless
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Delta Chi collected canned goods last week with their van stationed In Wright Plaza near the ATM.
Endorsed by Student Experi-
ences, the Dances for Universal
Peace is a form of sacred circle
dancing and singing, some-
times called "Sufi dancing that
includes religious traditions from
all over the world, such as Juda-
ism, Christianity, Islam, Hindu,
Buddhism, Wiccan and indig-
enousearth-based cultures.
The dances are free and open
to everyone. According to Debi
Niswander, coordinator of the
dances and Sufi practitioner, the
dances "create an atmosphere of
community
No prior dance or musical
experience is required to take part
in the dances, and students as
well as anybody in the Greenville
community are encouraged to
participate in the event.
"All of the world's major faith
traditions have always found
physical movement to be one way
to express themselves said Lynn
Caverly, marketing coordinator
for the University Union and
dance participant.
"The Dances of Universal Peace
build upon this inherent element
of spirituality through gentle,
expressive movements of the body
The dances began on campus
more than 10 years ago in
response to a student survey
that reported students wanted
more on-campus activities that
involved spirituality. According
to Caverly, after a period of little
student involvement, the dances
worldwide, including Moscow.
were rejuvenated once again in
response to 911 and the U.S.
bombing of Afghanistan as a
way of finding inner peace and
being able to express this peace
toward others.
"You cannot hate them if
you're dancing with them said
Niswander.
"It makes it difficult to con-
tinue having these kinds of hate
relationships
The dances began in San
Francisco in the mid-1960s with
only SO or so dances. Now the
phenomenon has spread world-
wide with more than 500 dances
included in their repertoire. Spiri-
tual songs are made up of sacred
phrases from various religious
traditions, such as mantras or
prayers, and are sung while danc-
ing in an effort to transport the
participant to different levels of
awareness.
Students, however, do not
have to belong to any religious
tradition or even be "spiritual" to
participate or enjoy the dances.
"People come for differ-
ent reasons, the experience of
community, to sing, to dance
Niswander said.
"You don't need to be reli-
gious to get something out of it
The Office of Student Experi-
ences sponsors the dances, pro-
vides the dance space and pays
the travel expenses of the dance
leaders and musicians. The next
dance will be held Jan. 29 from
4 - 6 p.m. in the Multipurpose
Room of Mendenhall Student
Center. For more information
contact Niswander at DUPT-
reg@cox.net.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian.com.
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CHRIS MUNIER News Editor ZACK HILL Assistant News Editor
TUESDAY November 22, 2005
Announcements
Book Donations
The Department of Library Science
and Instructional Technology will
be accepting book donations for
the Greenville Community Shelter.
Books can be dropped off at the
Joyner Library Conference Room
2406 through Dec. 15. For more
information, contact Al Jones at
328-6803.
Toys for Tots
Student Health Services will be
collecting new, unwrapped toys
until Friday, Dec. 7 as part of the
annual Toys for Tots program.
The drop box is located in the
lobby of Student Health Service.
For more Information, contact
Georgia Childs or Ellen Goldberg
at 328-6841.
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 free.
Enjoy food and beverages, along
with the company of Pee Dee the
Pirate and the Cheerleaders. For
more information and to register,
visittailgate.piratealumni.com.
Student Store Holiday
Sale
Dowdy Student Store's Annual
Holiday Sale and Festivities will
take place Thursday, Dec. 1 from
4 - 8 p.m. In the Wright Building
featuring discounts on gifts and
apparel. The Gospel Choir will
perform and the Cheerleaders
will be on hand. Bring a donation
of canned food or a toy and
have a holiday photo taken with
PeeDee for free. Donated goods
go to the Holiday Drive. Patrons
may register for an hourly gift
certificate giveaway.
Pilobolus Dance
Theatre
PTOO is considered the "little
luxury edition" of Pilobolus Dance
Theatre, one of the dance world's
most renowned ensembles. Its
two bravura dancers will present
an evening of new and classic
Pilobolus works at 8 p.m. Thursday,
Dec. 1 in Wright Auditorium.
Purchase a Crown Subscription
by Dec. 1 to receive a choice of
six events. Prices are $162 for the
public, $150 for faculty and staff,
$84 for youth and $48 for students.
Advance individual tickets, if
available are for $25 public, $23
faculty and staff, $13 youth and
$10 students. All tickets at the
door are $25. Group discounts
are available for groups of 15 or
more. For more information, visit
ecu.eduecuarts.
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. John and
Jen is an original musical that
takes a look at the complexities
of relationships between brothers
and sisters and parents and
children. The 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.
The Importance of
Being Earnest
Oscar Wilde's play The Importance
of Being Earnest will wrap up
performances Tuesday, Nov. 22
at 8 p.m. 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 328-6829 or 1-800-ECU-
ARTS.
Subscriptions for the
S. Rudolph
Alexander Performing Arts
Series and Family Fare are
currently on sale. The S. Rudolph
Alexander Series is ECU'S flagship
performing arts series, presenting
a season of nine of the world's
top orchestras, ballet companies,
jazz artists, dance ensembles,
Broadway shows and much more.
The Family Fare series provides
kid-centered cultural excursions
for the entire family. For more
information, contact the Cultural
Outreach Office, or visit ecu.
eduecuarts.
News Briefs
Local
NC man putting state on map for
ancient fossil finds
RALEIGH, NC (AP) - Vince Schneider,
self-taught fossil hunter and
paleontology curator at the NC
Museum of Natural Sciences, has
pulled hundreds of rare fossils from
the clay basins of central North
Carolina.
Bone by bone, Schneider's work Is
making North Carolina a mandatory
stop for scientists trying to unlock
secrets from a very distant past.
"What he is finding, in a word, is
extraordinary said Hans-Dieter
Sues, collections director at the
Smithsonian Institution's National
Museum of Natural History. "A lot of
the animals he is finding we didn't
know were in North Carolina, or we
didn't knowthem at all
Schneider's finds from Durham,
Chatham, Lee and Anson counties
are said to be 220 million years old.
They date back the Triassic Period, a
geologic era that is said to predate
the days when dinosaurs ruled
Earth.
Most of them come from reptiles
that, while strangers to most people,
are considered early relatives to all
animals living today.
Triassic soils are abundant in central
North Carolina in a string of basins,
known as red beds that cut through
the Triangle and continue south.
Few traces of the Triassic survive,
especially in eastern North America,
which means anything Schneider
finds could be valuable.
He got into the field by accident,
after two students at the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
found remains of a Triassic predator,
the Tyrannosaurus rex of its day,
though smaller, in a clay pit outside
Durham.
That intrigued Schneider, who
collected and tended museum
fossils for years as a volunteer before
becoming curator.
Over a decade or so, Schneider has
found remnants of many Triassic
animals in about 10 pits scattered
over Piedmont counties.
"We've got only a few little windows
Schneider said of three mines yielding
the most fossils. "But there are bones
all over the place
Companies welcome Schneider into
their mines as long as he and his
crew wear hard hats and stay clear of
heavy equipment and don't disclose
precise locations.
The museum takes ownership of
whatever fossils Schneider finds. Most
are stored in crates and cabinets In its
orderly basement, where much of its
scientific collections reside.
If the museum can raise enough
money to erect another downtown
Raleigh building, it intends to
showcase them.
National
Reports: Suspect in Tacoma mall
shooting spree sent angry text
messages before the rampage
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A man accused
of going on a shooting spree at a
crowded shopping mall sent a text
message to his ex-girlfriend minutes
before the rampage saying he was
about to show the world his anger,
the woman said.
Six people were injured, one critically,
In Sunday's attack.
Dominick Sergio Maldonado, 20,
surrendered about four hours after
he ducked into a music store and
took three hostages, all of whom
were released unharmed, authorities
said.
Tiffany Robison, Maldonado's
former girlfriend, said in an interview
broadcast Monday on ABC's "Good
Morning America" that he sent her
a text message shortly before noon
reading: "Today is the day that the
world will know my anger
She said he also contacted her during
the standoff.
"He called me and said he just shot
up the Tacoma Mall and he's in
the Sam Goody taking hostages
Robison said.
Bret Strickler, who said he was
Maldonado's best friend, told
the Seattle Post-Intelligencer he
received a similar text message
while Maldonado was holding the
hostages.
Authorities said they began getting
calls about 12:15 p.m. that shots had
been fired inside the mall. The first
caller said a gunman "was in the mall,
walking along, firing Tacoma police
spokesman Mark Fulghum said.
State Patrol and police units from
nearby agencies clustered around
an entrance at the south end.
Inside, Stacy Wilson, 29, heard a
popping noise and turned around.
"I saw the gunman randomly shooting.
I ran with a group of women to
Victoria's Secret Wilson said. She
said they crouched behind a wall
in the store, and when the shooting
stopped, an employee ran out and
closed a security gate at the front
Wilson said she heard 15 to 20
shots.
A man told KING-TV the gunman was
smiling as he fired an assault rifle in
bursts of four to five shots.
Court records show Maldonado
has an extensive juvenile criminal
history dating back to 1998. He has
been convicted of burglary, theft and
possession of burglary tools and he
had been ordered not to possess any
weapons, the Times reported.
While the suspect was in the music
store, employee Joe Hudson was
able to pick up a phone call from
The Associated Press and say he
and others had been taken hostage.
He said little more but could be heard
telling others that he was talking to
the AP.
Six people were taken to hospitals,
most with minor injuries, according
to Tacoma Fire Department Deputy
Chief Jon Lendosky. One person
was in critical condition at Tacoma
General Hospital, spokesman Todd
Kelley said.
Maldonado was booked into the
Pierce County Jail on six counts
of assault and three counts of
kidnapping, according to jail records.
He was being held on $450,000
bail.
World
Alfred Anderson, last survivor of World
War I 'Christmas Truce dies at 109
LONDON (AP) - Alfred Anderson,
the last known survivor of the 1914
"Christmas Truce" that saw British
and German soldiers exchanging
gifts and handshakes in no man's
land, died early Monday, his parish
priest said. He was 109.
His death leaves fewer than 10
veterans of World War I alive in
Britain.
Anderson died in his sleep at a
nursing home in Newtyle, Scotland,
said Rev. Neil Gardner of Alyth Parish
Church.
Bom June 25,1896, Anderson was
an 18-year-old soldier in the Black
Watch regiment when British and
German troops cautiously emerged
from their trenches on Dec. 25,1914.
The enemies swapped cigarettes and
tunic buttons, sang carols and even
played soccer amid the mud and
shell-holes of no man's land.
The informal truce spread along
much of the Western Front, In some
cases lasting for days.
"I remember the silence, the eerie
sound of silence Anderson told The
Observer newspaper last year.
"All I'd heard for two months In the
trenches was the hissing, cracking
and whining of bullets in-flight,
machine gun fire and distant German
voices said Anderson, who was
billeted in a farmhouse behind the
front lines.
"But there was a dead silence that
morning, right across the land as far
as you could see. We shouted 'Merry
Christmas even though nobody felt
merry. The silence ended early in
the afternoon and the killing started
again. It was a short peace In a
terrible war
During the war, Anderson served
briefly as batman, or valet, to Capt.
Fergus Bowes-Lyon, brother of the
late Queen Mother Elizabeth. Bowes-
Lyon was killed at the Battle of Loos
in 1915.
Anderson fought in France until 1916,
when he was wounded by shrapnel
from a shell.
In 1998, he was awarded France's
Legion of Honor for his war service.
Anderson, who was Scotland's oldest
man, had "lived a truly remarkable
life Gardner said.
"Alfred was quite philosophical about
his wartime experiences. He was
never up or down, he took everything
in his stride Gardner said. "He had
a great sense of humor but also a
terrific sense of wisdom which came
from his great age
Neil Griffiths of the Royal British
Legion of Scotland said Anderson
was "one of those old Scots who
represented the finest aspects of the
Scottish character
"Everyone who met him was always
impressed by his vitality and great
pride in his personal appearance
Griffiths said. "He was gentle and
very humorous, with a quick wit. He
used to say until recently that his
ambition was to die shot in bed by a
jealous lover
In later years, Anderson spoke often
of the guilt he felt at the loss of his
friends and comrades.
"I felt so guilty meeting the families
of friends who were lost he told The
Times newspaper earlier this month.
"They looked at me as if I should
have been left in the mud of France
instead of their loved one. I couldn't
blame them, they were grieving, and
I still share their grief and bear that
feeling of guilt-
Anderson is survived by four
children, 10 grandchildren, 18 great-
grandchildren and two great-great-
grandchildren.
Iran lawmakers seek to block nuclear Inspections
Keeping Iran's finger off the button.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) � Par-
liament approved a bill Sunday
requiring the government to
block international inspections
of its atomic facilities if the U.N.
nuclear monitoring agency refers
Iran to the Security Council for
possible sanctions.
The bill was approved by 183
of the 197 lawmakers present at
the session, which was broadcast
live on state-run radio. The vote
came four days before the Inter-
national Atomic Energy Agency
board meets to consider referring
Tehran for violating a nuclear
arms control treaty.
When the bill becomes law,
as is expected, it will strengthen
the government's hand in resist-
ing international pressure to
abandon uranium enrichment,
a process that can be used to
produce fuel for nuclear reactors
or an atomic bomb.
The United States accuses
Iran of trying to build a nuclear
weapon. Iran says its program is
for generating electricity.
The bill will go to the Guard-
ian Council, a hard-line consti-
tutional watchdog, for expected
ratification.
"If Iran's nuclear file is
referred or reported to the U.N.
Security Council, the govern-
ment will be required to cancel
all voluntary measures it has
taken and implement all sci-
entific, research and executive
programs to enable the rights
of the nation under the Nuclear
Nonproliferation Treaty law-
maker Kazem Jalali quoted the
bill as saying.
Canceling voluntary mea-
sures means Iran will stop
allowing IAEA inspections of
its nuclear facilities and would
resume uranium enrichment.
Iran resumed uranium-repro-
cessing activities, a step before
enrichment, at its Isfahan Ura-
nium Conversion Facility in
August but said it preferred a
negotiated solution to begin
uranium enrichment.
Under an additional proto-
col to the treaty, Iran has been
allowing IAEA inspectors to carry
out short-notice inspections of
its nuclear facilities. Iran has
signed the protocol but never
ratified it.
The United States and Euro-
pean Union want Iran to perma-
nently halt uranium enrichment.
But Tehran says the nonprolifera-
tion treaty allows it to pursue a
nuclear program for peaceful pur-
poses, adding it will never give
up the right to enrich uranium
to produce nuclear fuel.
The 3S-member IAEA board
of governors meets Thursday. In
a preparatory report, the U.N.
agency found that Iran received
detailed nuclear designs from
a black-market network run by
Abdul Qadeer Khan, the father of
Pakistan's atomic program. Dip-
lomats say those designs appear
to be blueprints for the core of a
nuclear warhead.
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ing were proven true.
"The principle front the U.S.
fought Germany was the air
Kennedy said.
Allied forces would continue
to use strategic bombing to cripple
the enemy economy while terror-
izing the civilian population for
the remainder of the war.
Washington, D.C. was next
on the list.
Economics played a much
larger role in the WWII than
most people know, and in Octo-
ber 1942, Donald Nelson, chair of
the war production board, came
to some tough decisions.
He first shifted the economic
focus from civilian to military
because the goals set by the Victory
Program were impossible to reach
at the current production levels.
This move had two important
effects. One was that the size of
the Army once envisioned at 21S
divisions would have to be scaled
down to 90. This became known
as the "90 division gamble
The other was that the
original goal of invading Vichy
Fr; nee in July of 1943 would have
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Nelson's decisions helped
focus the U.S. war effort, and
ultimately gave the United
States a better fighting force and
improved the odds of succeeding
in taking back Nazi Europe.
The last city discussed
was Stalingrad. The German
surrender to the Soviets at Stal-
ingrad in early 1943 proved
the Blitzkrieg, previously unde-
feated, could be stopped. It also
ensured that the Soviets would
not capitulate under the war's
strain and sign a peace treaty
with Hitler.
Kennedy wound up the
speech by illustrating the dif-
ference in the war fought by the
United States and all the other
combatants.
"Of all the powers that fought
WWII, only the United States was
better off atthe end Kennedy said.
"America's WWII was not
anybody else's
Because no fighting occurred
on American soil, the United
States did not lose soldiers
in the staggering numbers
other nations did, but 405,399
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American soldiers shipped
out and did not return.
However, when that is com-
pared to the 24 million lost by
the Soviet Union and the 10 mil-
lion lost by China, one can begin
to understand the devastation
wrought on the European and
Asian countries.
America's main contribu-
tion to Allied victory was its
seemingly unlimited capac-
ity to create and produce the
materials needed to win. Japan
and Germany never had the
planners and producers the
United States did and their
fates were sealed when they fell
behind technologi-
cally and economically.
"WWII was the time the
engines of economic growth that
propelled the economy for the
rest of the century were really
ignited Kennedy said.
Kennedy received his Ph.D.
from Yale University and has
published numerous books and
articles in his career.
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Student Opinion of Instruction Survey
(SOIS)
From November 28 through December 4 the SOIS of face-to-face courses will
be conducted. Through this survey students can express their opinions about
the instruction received during the fall semester. With a few exceptions, only
courses that meet face-to-face and have enrollments of six or more students will
be surveyed.
All students should be aware that results from the SOIS are an important consid-
eration in decisions of instructor promotion and tenure, and they are-an impor-
tant way in which students can help to improve the quality of their instruction.
Courses with more than two instructors, courses in the School of Medicine, and
distance education courses (e.g web-based) are not surveyed with the SOIS.
The SOIS provides information to the university that is part of the teaching
evaluation process. The survey is only one of several sources of data collected
about teaching (other methods include peer observations and review of course
materials). However, the SOIS is widely used, and students should provide
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receive the results of the fall survey until January of 2006.

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Information about administering the survey is printed directly on the envelopes.
Instructors are requested to read survey instructions to their students (see
below) and to not be in the room during the survey administration. A student
survey administrator is to distribute and collect the survey forms. The instructor
is to read the following instructions to the class:
"At this time you can share your opinion of the instruction in this class by
completing a short multiple-choice survey form. This will take about 15 minutes.
Your participation is voluntary. Your identity is not requested, so that your re-
sponses will be anonymous. Also, the forms are handled confidentially. Bubbles
on the answer form must be completely filled in with a number 2 pencil. Forms
completed in ink cannot be scanned, and responses on those forms will not be
included in the survey.
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completing the form, please note that a rating of "7" indicates that you strongly
agree with a statement, while a rating of "1 indicates that you strongly disagree
with a statement. Every survey form that can be scanned will be included in the
results, including those with all 1's or all 7's
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(AP) � Children who are
overweight face more than future
health problems. They appear
to have broken bones and joint
problems more often during
childhood than kids of normal
weight, research suggests.
"A lot of people think that if
you're an overweight kid that
later on in life you're going to
run into having heart disease or
Type 2 diabetes said Dr. Susan
Yanovski, director of the obesity
and eating disorders program
at the National Institute of Dia-
betes and Digestive and Kidney
Diseases.
"But kids and adults who are
overweight are already having
problems with their mobility,
fractures, and joint pain
A study led by her husband,
obesity researcher Dr. Jack
Yanovski, found that children
and teens who were overweight
were far more likely to have had
a fracture than their ideal-weight
peers. They also had more bone
and hip joint abnormalities,
which can lead to permanent
deformities.
The research involved 227
overweight children and ado-
lescents and 128 who weren't
overweight. The children had
an average age of 12. All were
enrolled in various federal health
studies between 1996 and 2004
and were considered overweight
if they were in the 95th percen-
tile of weight and height for their
age and sex.
A review of their medical his-
tory revealed that 13 percent of
overweight kids had had at least
one broken bone at some point
in their lives, compared with less
than 4 percent of ideal-weight
children.
Similar results were found for
how many had muscle, bone or
joint pain, especially knee pain,
and restricted movement.
"The combination of muscu-
loskeletal pain and poor mobility
may possibly lead to less physical
activity and perpetuate the
vicious cycle said Yanovski,
head of the growth and obesity
program at the National Institute
of Child Health and Human
Development. He presented
results of the study at a recent
meeting of the Obesity Society in
Vancouver, British Columbia.
Caleb Ezzard knows the prob-
lem well.
With 362 pounds on his
5-foot-4-inch frame, the 14-
year-old from Louisville, Ky
developed Blount's disease, a
growth disorder of the shin bone
that causes the lower legs to bow
inward.
"I used to play football but
the bone problem put an end to
that, he said. "When I would run,
my weight would put pressure on
my leg and my bones would start
moving and it would hurt
Even more common than
Blount's is SCFE, or slipped
capital femoral epiphysis, caused
by improper growth in the
ball part of the ball-and-
socket joint that forms the hip,
said Dr. Junichi Tamai, a pedi-
atric orthopedic surgeon at
Children's Hospital Medical
Center in Cincinnati.
Children often say their
knees hurt, but the real problem
is the malformation that's start-
ing to occur in the joint, he said.
Being unable to exercise makes
the situation worse.
"If a child is very active,
chances are the bones are very
strong because weight-bearing
exercise promotes bone density,
Tamai said.
"Also, a very active child may
be able to fall better he said.
If kids have too many pounds
on their frame, "when they fall,
there's just more weight behind
it" and bones are more likely to
snap.
Hormones are believed to
play a role, too.
"What we generally see is
that lean, muscular young men
have the hardest bone, and that
goes along with the testoster-
one which can be lower in very
overweight boys, Tamai said.
In Caleb's case, orthope-
dic surgeries could only partly
resolve the leg issues. In October,
he had obesity surgery at the
Cincinnati children's hospital,
hoping to get at the underlying
problem.
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OPINION
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editor@iheeastcarolinian.com 252.328.9238
JENNIFER L HOBBS Editor In Chief
TUESDAY November 22, 2005
My Random Column
Why am I the only
one driving?
This week we are braving the well known
and traveling home. Turkey, stuffing, naps
and parades are going to be the focus of
households all over the country.
With that said. I know how excited I am to
be driving a total of more than 15 hours in
the next six days. First I am going to watch
one of my best friends graduate from Marine
Boot camp and then I am driving the 300
miles to Asheville. The great city of hippies
and mountain folk, where I spent the major-
ity of my years growing up. My dad tells me
it is supposed to snow tomorrow. Doesn't
that make you want to go running for the
hills, or mountains rather? I know how much
I love driving up the Old Fort mountain and
then freezing myself half to death once I am
home, I just want to do it all the time. Can
you sense the sarcasm - maybe that is why
I rarely go home.
With my car in the shop, I am stressing about
driving and have spent much of the day con-
versing with my family about the results of
the diagnostic on my car that lead to a very
expensive repair. I was supposed to leave at
around noon tomorrow, but that doesn't look
like it is happening. At the earliest I could be
leaving at 3 p.m. and that is only if UPS is
reliable and the part that was ordered shows
up. I am freaking out that it won't be done,
but I won't find out until tomorrow.
At this rate I just want to drive to Parris Island
and then drive back here and not have to
deal with the hassle of the other nine hours
of driving to and from Asheville. Does anyone
else feel like going home is beginning to be
(or already is) a drag? I mean really, we always
go home, why can't they come here? Is my
apartment that bad, because personally, I live
there and I love living there, why can't they
come and stay with me and not make me do
the usual commute?
Have a wonderful break - eat well, catch up on
some sleep, travel safely and enjoy seeing your
loved ones Until next week - Jennifer Hobbs
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Ahentuh
I WOULD HAVE
SPOKEN UP
SOONER, BUT
IDiDNTWANT
TO HURT W
BOOK SALES.
Pirate Rant
Thanksgiving makes me happy! Drive safe everyone -1
want to make it to my football and turkey.
If you're going to e-mail me questions for a class, you
should identify yourself, the class we're in and why you
chose me. And I won't respond anyway.
Don't you just hate it when you spend all semester
trying to diet and work out only to blow it all during
the holidays? But how can I say no to eggnog and sweet
potato souffle?
Do not e-mail me questions about the exam because you
were too lazy to come to class. I wanted to sleep too and
I refuse to respond to any such e-mails.
I love on-campus flooding.
I'm on the corner staring at you - you're in your car
staring at me TURN ON YOUR FREAKING TURN
INDICATOR YOU IDIOT SO WE BOTH KNOW WHAT'S
GOING ON!
To the guy that sped through the puddle on 10th street
and soaked me, thanks. I love having to sit through class
with soaking wet clothes.
ISW1 "fyty flP ' SLOWER TRAFFIC KEEP RIGHT!
Opinion Columnist
DHM0, environment concerns to be addressed
Help control this
dangerous substance
TONY MCKEE
CONSERVATIVE CORNER
1 have been accused many,
many times of being anti-envi-
ronment, spreading lies and mis-
information and downplaying
the danger of global warming by
some loyal readers. If I have come
across that way, please accept my
apologies.
While it is true that I have
little faith in the current media
driven hype about man's flood-
ing the atmosphere with carbon
dioxide leading to the destruc-
tion of the Earth, I do believe that
there are substances that have a
more direct causal relationship.
I want to alert you to one such
substance.
Careful and diligent research
(and some blind luck) on my part
led me to a Web site developed
by a group devoted to warning
the world about this substance
- DHMO.org. The studies and
surveys already done by this
group on this dangerous sub-
stance, dihydrogen monoxide
(DHMO), show an alarming lack
of knowledge and concern about
DIIMO from the government and
the general public. It is alarming
because each year it is directly
responsible for thousands of
deaths and millions, sometimes
billions, of dollars in property
damage worldwide, not to men-
tion the overall detrimental
impact on the environment.
It is known that excessive
amounts of DHMO can cause
soil erosion. Recent exposure to
high amounts led to the deaths
of many people in the Carib-
bean, Mexico and the United
States in recent years, mainly
through accidental inhalation. It
is found in large percentages in
"acid rain It is a known "green-
house gas" whose effect on global
warming is well known but con-
sistently downplayed. The more
there is in the atmosphere, the
warmer it gets.
The danger is not just a local
problem. Studies have shown it
to be present in some amount
in nearly every country, and on
every continent, on Earth. It
has even been found in samples
taken from both the North and
South polar caps! This is a perva-
sive substance whose effects are
not limited to death and poten-
tial environmental chaos.
While its health effects are
still being studied, it can safely be
said that the effects that are now
known can be seen as positive
or negative, depending on your
perspective, of course.
Amateur and professional
athletes alike use it to increase
their performance. In this day
of Congressional investigations
into performance enhancing
substances in sports, this is a
troubling fact. Also, through the
miracle of natural processes, it can
be solidified or vaporized. Pro-
longed contact with the solidified
form has been known to cause
serious damage to tissue, and the
vaporized form can create dif-
ficulties with vision, particularly
over distances. Again though, the
problems don't stop here.
It is used in the production of
some pesticides, solvents, cool-
ants and other products and is
known to be used in many other
manufacturing processes. It is
a known by-product at nuclear
reactor sites, has been found at
many illegal waste dump sites
and appears to play a role in
many types of cancers. This has
been confirmed during autopsies
and biopsies or cancerous and
pre-cancerous cells. Most dis-
turbing for some though is that
the military has shown extreme
interest in it for use in war and
peacetime.
Our government appears to
be very much aware of DHMO
and the risks it represents. There
are EPA regulations in place that
prohibit it's dumping in landfills,
even If they can handle hazard-
ous waste, and that call for it's
removal if it is found. Despite
all the obvious, and well docu-
mented, dangers, politicians are
reluctant to pass any significant
legislation banning the manufac-
ture, distribution or use of this
proven killer. Why is that?
Theories abound that spe-
cial interest groups, industrial,
scientific and even military,
have pressured lawmakers into
ignoring this issue by predicting
any ban or serious restriction
would "significantly harm" our
economy and the economies or
our allies. Have you heard that
argument before? Money rules,
doesn't it?
There is hope though. Sur-
veys done in various educational
institutions worldwide show that,
once informed of the dangers, the
vast majority of people (over 70
percent on average) are willing to
support a DHMO ban. That is an
encouraging statistic, to some.
Like I said, I don't agree with
the all the nonsense being hyped
about global warming, mainly
because there is so much valid
conflicting evidence. This is
another matter though. The dan-
gers and environmental effects I
described are known, verifiable
facts. The evidence is compelling.
It should not be ignored.
Many believe that education
is the way to enlightenment as
well as the way to fix what ails
us and the planet. That being
the case, if enough people were
made aware of this substance and
the dangers it presents, perhaps
enough people will come to
see the light. When that hap-
pens, enough pressure could
be brought on the "bought and
paid for" politicians to protect us
and the environment from this
known dangerous substance.
Do some research and decide
for yourself if this is a worthy
cause. You know the dangers.
Do the right thing and help save
lives and the environment by
demanding a ban on the misuse
of DHMO!
Ban DHMO.
Letters To The Editor
Dear Editor,
The instruction of a foreign
language is essential in elemen-
tary education in order for stu-
dents to be prepared for the world
they will live in. With the world
economy globalizing and our
country becoming increasingly
multilingual, knowledge of a
foreign language is now more
than ever, a necessity. Through
my own experience and research,
I have discovered that starting
foreign language instruction in
elementary school is most advan-
tageous because our language
acquisition skills are sharpest at
that time.
Knowledge of a second lan-
guage is critical today because
it is essential for global commu-
nication. It may not have been
as important for students in the
1980s to learn a second language
in order to succeed In the busi-
ness world as it is for students
today. Children are growing up
in a much more multicultural
society today than their parents
ever did. The number and per-
centage of people in the United
States who spoke a language other
than English at home Increased
between 1990 and 2000 accord-
ing to the Census Bureau. While
the population aged five and over
grew by one-fourth from 1980
to 2000, the number who spoke
a language other than English
at home more than doubled.
These numbers prove that the
demand to communicate with
other ethnicities in America is
a reality that is growing and is
not going away. These people
are the students your children
sit In their classrooms with and
are surrounded by at school. Are
we going to continue to separate
Hispanics and other non-Eng-
lish speakers into ESL programs
depriving your children from
cultural enrichment and the
opportunity to experience the
realities of the world so they
can be our prepared leaders of
tomorrow?
Not only is a foreign language
a need for business communica-
tion, the United States itself is
a country of mixed cultures,
nationalities and linguistics and
is growing more multicultural
everyday. Whether Spanish,
Japanese, German, Italian, Chi-
nese or Polish, it is clear that
proficiency in another language
is extremely important. Not only
is it a need, but it is a privilege to
speak a second language as well.
To meet this need, 1 propose a
solution called FLES, Foreign
Language In Elementary Schools.
It has been implemented in the
South Eastern part of North
Carolina, however is not active
in most elementary schools.
It will continue to stall unless
New Hanover County acts now
and takes responsibility for the
advancement of the program. It
is important in order to prepare
our students for their future
ahead. This program is based
mainly on the spoken word and it
starts teaching foreign languages
as early as Kindergarten.
This program is working in
Arkansas and other states. Okla-
homa, Montana and Arizona
have or are planning to institute
similar programs. This will be a
huge change in American educa-
tion, but it is something that is
important in order for students to
be prepared for the society they
will live in. For years European
and Asian countries have begun
mandatory English in early
grades. Other English speaking
countries such as Australia do
extensive foreign language train-
ing in the early grades of their
school. Foreign Language works
in these countries, and it can
work in New Hanover County
and America as well.
Sincerely,
Kristen Dalton
You know what really grinds my gears? When people
take all the effort in the world to pull out in front of me
and then drive slower than the speed limit!
En)oy Thanksgiving Break!
To the person that said that crime is a strange activity
I had no idea it was so strange! I was under the impres-
sion that people had been committing crimes since
the beginning of time! I'll explain it to you real quick
- someone wants something, you have what he or she
wants, they try and take it! Wow, I'm a genius!
How did Carolina lose to the Bears?
Why is it that we pay so much money to come to college
and the only thing that goes on in class is the teacher
reading from PowerPoint slides that I already printed
off? I mean, I can read.
Does anyone else have a housemate whose girlfriend
spends more time at your place than you do? And then
on top of that, is a slob? Come on I can't be alone in
this can I? Hello Hello?
To everyone who has a problem with smoking, it's a free
country and we can do whatever we want! If you don't
like it, do us all a favor and choose to go to a smoke-free
campus school and stop your bitching!
It is customary to wait until everyone is off of the bus
before one gets on.
I would just like to wish everybody a Happy Thanksgiv-
ing break. Be safe and use your common sense.
It's too true! "Arrested Development" is such a great
show and now we will barely get to see more.
To the girl on Friday wearing a jacket, pants and a scarf: I
had no idea there was a season in which it is cold enough
for a scarf, yet not too cold for flip flops.
If you came to school to learn, you'll get a good educa-
� tion. If you came to party, that's what you'll get out
; of it. Everyone stop complaining about each other, no
: one's making you go to parties and no one is making
j you go to class.
� To the Smart Person who said you can turn left on red
J on a one way street, and told the other ranter to know
I what they are talking about before they say something.
j May I just say the same thing to you - in North Carolina
I it is ILLEGAL to turn left on red, even if it is a one-way
' street. So why don't you learn what you are talking
about before you rant!
To the people who complain about bike riders: If I ride
my bike on the sidewalk walkers complain, if I ride it in
the street the drivers complain. There isn't anything I
can do to make you happy so deal with it.
To Gary McCabe I say thank you. I am happy to say
that I'm a lover of "Arrested Development" and yes
everyone should watch it. Monday nights people. 8
p.m. Watch it. Bravo Mr. McCabe, bravo.
To all of the people so freaked out about the crime going
on lately: WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD. We don't
live in a glass bubble where it's all sunshine and lollipops
all the time. Crime happens. We DO live in Greenville.
Instead of waiting for the cops to "fix" everything,
protect yourself, use your head. You can avoid many
dangerous situations with common sense.
To the 13-year-old girl that I decked the other night
at the Pirate Underground: Sorry. If all the scene guys
didn't look like girls with their long hair and make up,
I wouldn't have confused you for one of them.
Why doesn't ECU offer huge recycling centers like
other colleges and high schools? I'm glad they have
small recycle containers for newspaper and aluminum
cans in the buildings but I can't put my beer bottles
and cans in those.
I really don't know what everyone is complaining
about. The ECU Parking people and police were nice
to me and responded to me in like seconds. Thanks to
nice officers and parking attendants for helping me! 1
appreciate it.
This is my fifth year here and the entire time there has
been some sort of construction. Year one: the galley on
college hill, year two: the new technology building, year
three: Flanagan, year four: the new dinning hall, and
year 5: Fletcher and now the fountain. It's great ECU
Is growing but why at others and mine expense. It just
would of been great if I could of enjoyed ECU'S campus
construction free!
This is for whoever decided to steal the back tire and
seat off of the grey specialized mountain bike in front
of Brewster. 1 hope you love the insanely bent rim,
shredded tire, and hemorrhoid-inducing seat as much
as I did. Enjoy.
Please send money, I'm so broke that it isn't funny!
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TUESDAY November 22, 2005
Announcements:
The East Carolinian Is looking for
someone with savvy social skills
and an exciting lifestyle to write a
features column for next semester.
Do you think you have what it takes
to be the next Carrie Bradshaw? Are
you exciting enough to entertain the
student body with your life? Come
fill out an application at our office
located downtown on the comer of
Third Street and Evans. Any questions
can be sent to features@theeastcar
olinian.com.
Locksley will be playing at the Pirate
Underground on Dec. 2 at 8 p.m.
Names In the News:
It's official: He's a stud
Matthew McConaughey has been
named the "sexiest man alive" by
Peopte magazine.
The actor is pictured on the cover
of People's annual issue, on
newsstands Friday. For the 36-year-
old McConaughey, it's a clear sign
that his career is in the midst of
an upturn and that his girlfriend,
Penelope Cruz may be rubbing off
on him.
"Now I've made it he told the
magazine.
"Walt until you see the roles I could
take after this. You're going to see my
gut hanging over, plus 22 (pounds).
It'll be a whole new kind of sexy
Another star Is born
When Dennis Quaid landed in
Hollywood 30 years ago, he took
a stroll by the stars on the Walk of
Fame. This week, the actor got a star
of his own.
Quaid used the occasion to joke about
how long he's been on the scene.
"I remember when this town was a
beanfield he said at the ceremony.
"I've been here 125 years. I started with
Charlie Chaplin
Quaid, 51, has appeared in more than
40 movies and stars in the remake of
the 1968 film Yours, Mine and Ours.
which opens next week.
Kidman, Urban engaged?
There's a new element in Nicole
Kidman's Urban mystery, People
magazine reports in the issue on
newsstands Friday. The actress who's
been spotted with country singer
Keith Urban since July but hasn't
acknowledged a relationship was
wearing a ring on her wedding finger
while walking arm-in-arm with Urban
in Boston on Nov. 11.
Has someone popped the question?
Kidman's rep didn't know anything
about a proposal, but Urban's rep,
Paul Freundlich, says, "Right now it's
just a rumor. When and if there's a
statement we'll make that public
Best 'tfarry Potted film euer released
The fourth film in a
sr-vsn film series
TREVOR KIRKENDALL
STAFF WRITER
Harry Potter anil the Goblet
of Fire marks the fourth film
in the famous series based
on the popular children's
novels by J.K. Rowling. It also
introduces the third direc-
tor of the four-film series in
Mike Newell who takes this
film in the darkest realms
the series has ever seen.
We open this film with
our heroic trio of Harry Potter
(Daniel Radcliffe) and his
friends Hermione Granger
(Emma Watson) and Ron Weas-
ley (Rupert Grint) attending the
Quidditch world champion-
ship. There, the young wizards
watch in awe as the legend-
ary Quidditch seeker Viktor
Krum (Stanislav Ianevski) per-
forms very well. Ron is overly
infatuated with him, in the
same way teenagers are with pro
football and basketball players.
Krum comes into larger play later.
The match is violently inter-
rupted when a band of Death
Eaters plow through the camp
where Harry and his friends
are staying.
Harry has been haunted
recently by nightmares featur-
ing the evil dark Lord Volde-
mort (Ralph Finnes), the evil
Favorite Hogwart students, Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Hermione (Emma Watson) and Ron (Rupert Grint).
wizard who killed Harry's par-
ents yet failed to kill him.
Goblet of Fire centers on the
fourth year at the Hogwarts
wizard school. This year, the
school is playing host to the
famous Triwizard Tournament.
The school is also playing host to
two other schools, including the
one Viktor Krum attends.
Anyone wishing to enter the
tournament must put their name
into the Goblet of Fire and one
student from each school will
be selected. Somehow, Harry's
name is put into the cup and he is
selected as a fourth contestant.
The Triwizard Tournament is
a very violent series of events that
push the contestants, including
Krum, to the limits. Harry par-
ticipates in these events, despite
being the youngest contestant
and not wanting to do it.
The film also focuses on our
growing heroes. They are now 14
years old and starting to notice
the members of the opposite sex.
This year, the school is hosting the
Yule Ball, a tradition associated
with the Triwizard Tournament.
The students all have to find dates.
Hermione is taken to the dance
by Viktor, a move that aggra-
vates Ron. This segment is quite
humorous because it's funny how
these adolescent teens attempt
to snag a hot date for the ball.
Steve Kloves, who adapted
the preceding Harry Potter
films, is in his most polished
form with Goblet of Fire. The
dialogue involving the stu-
dents attempting to find dates
is written with the utmost
subtleness. Usually, screenwrit-
ers who write dialogue for this
age group forget what it was
like to be that age, and they
are unable to craft convinc-
ing dialogue. John Hughes is
notorious for doing this. His
80s teen films are all the same
with similar cheesy dialogue.
Kloves avoids this, making the
awkwardness of these scenes
very convincing.
Mike Newell, who has
directed such films at Four Wed-
dings and a Funeral, Pushing Tin
and Donnie Brasco, takes over
directing duties from the previ-
ous directors Chris Columbus
and Alfonso Cuaron. His vision
of J.K. Rowling's fantasy world
is the darkest yet. So dark, in
fact, that Goblet of Fire is the
first film in the series to garner
a PG-13 rating. It's impossible
to do these films without the
use of computer generated
effects, something I am not a
huge fan of, but Newell keeps
these images to a minimum.
When he does use them, they
see POTTER page 46
Art Lord and the self Portraits Johnny Cash lives - On screen
'Walk the Line' brings Cash's legacy to
the big screen
TREVOR KIRKENDALL
STAFF WRITER
Art Lord and the Self Portraits had a way with the crowd on stage.
Keyboard heavy band
returns to town
Horoscopes:
DANIEL BROCK
STAFF WRITER
Aries - The perfect partner for you
is somebody who thinks you can
do anything. Even better, he or she
is willing to help. Commitment is
required.
Taurus - For the next several weeks,
your focus should be on wise money
management. Go beyond your regular
habits, and acquire a few things you
need - and a treat.
Gemini - Find your reading glasses.
The best position for you is in a
comfortable chair or sofa, with your
nose stuck In a book.
Cancer - Your workload is increasing
for the next four weeks. Imagination,
creativity and careful communication
are required.
Leo - Discuss your ideas with the
people you love. Some will go over,
others may not. The ideas, that is, not
the people. They love you anyway.
Virgo - For the next four weeks,
you'll be passionate about getting
your house in order. Add, delete and
rearrange. You'll feel much better.
Libra - For the next several weeks,
you'll be full of questions. You'll also
learn quickly, so put yourself in the
right place at the right time.
Scorpio - Sometimes, by taking on
more responsibility, you can make
more money and actually have to do
less work. Go for that.
Sagittarius - You'll have a distinct
advantage for the next four weeks.
This year, your task is to innovate.
Push back the known limits.
Capricorn - Dig around in your own
collections. The possibility exists that
what you have is worth a lot more
than it used to be. Find out.
Aquarius - For the next several weeks,
you'll find working with the public
fascinating. It may not pay as well as
you'd like, but you sure will learn a lot.
Pisces - A few good people are
needed, to do a difficult job. You and
your friends can make it almost seem
like fun. If you put your minds to it, you
Art Lord and the Self Portraits,
the highly touted Greenville
post-wave outfit returned to
Greenville Saturday, Nov. 19 for a
CD release party supporting a new
compilation album, Compulation
Vol. 2: Songs from North Carolina,
on which they are appearing.
The Red Rooster was empty
except for some band members,
friends and sound technicians
when I arrived at 8 p.m. Art Lord
and the Self Portraits were in
town to perform at the CD release
party to support Compulation
Vol. 2. "Sad Apples, Dance" is
their contribution to the album
produced and is distributed by
Pox World Empire. Art Lord front
man, the Art Lord himself, Sam
Herring was in a talkative mood
as we sat down at the bar for the
interview. The other members of
the band, Gerret Wellmers (syn-
thesizer), William Cashion (bass)
and Beeby (key board) mulled
around, content to let Herring do
most of the talking.
TEC: Tell me about Compula-
tion, and your song "Sad Apples,
Dance that appears on it.
Sam Herring: It's a compi-
lation of North Carolina Bands.
Pox World Empire made a compi-
lation of Triangle area bands last
year, Compulation Vol. 1. This year
they just broadened their base.
"Sad Apples, Dance" was
written before the last show at
Peasant's. It was really about
that whole experience, though
the lyrics were written later.
see ART LORD page 46
The comparisons to Ray will be kept to a mini-
mum in this review. Aside from the fact that they
are both musical biopics, Ray and Walk the Line are
very different films.
Walk the Line is the story of the legendary Man
in Black, Johnny Cash. Cash is portrayed by Joaquin
Phoenix. Unlike Jamie Foxx's Oscar winning por-
trayal of Ray Charles, Phoenix actually sings all the
Cash songs in this film (last comparison, I swear).
The film opens during Johnny Cash's
youth, 1944 in Arkansas. After a tragic accident
that kills Cash's older brother Jack, the young
Johnny somehow feels responsible. His guilt
isn't helped much due to the fact his father
Ray (Robert Patrick) feels the wrong son died.
We jump ahead several years and find Cash
in the Air Force stationed in Germany. Upon his
return, he marries Vivian (Ginnifer Goodwin) and
he begins to sell appliances door-to-door.
Cash was always fond of music. He forms a
band with Luther Perkins (Dan John Miller) and
Marshall Grant (Larry Bagby). Together, the three
play gospel music. Cash gets the idea to audition for
Sun Records' producer Sam Phillips (Dallas Roberts).
The audition doesn't go Cash's way as Phillips tells
him their style is old and unpopular now. He tells
Cash what his record company is looking for in a
song. Cash immediately breaks out into a dark song
he wrote while in Germany. This causes Cash to
become immediately signed with Sun Records.
Cash and his Tennessee Two band are booked
on a tour with Elvis Presley (Tyler Hilton), Jerry
Lee Lewis (Waylon Payne) and June Carter (Reese
Witherspoon). Cash has always been a fan of Carter
and her family since his days on the Arkansas farm.
He likes her right away but, alas, she is married.
While on tour, Cash takes part in a bit of
drinking and then into speed pills, which Elvis
introduces him to. He becomes addicted to the
speed pills, which affects his marriage with Vivian.
He doesn't show the fame getting to his head too
Actors Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon.
much, but his dependency on speed and alcohol
begins to take hold.
"Walk the Line" centers on Cash's addictions
and they cause him to lose control. His addictions
begin to control his life even more when he ends
up with Carter for one night. It's a good night, but
the next day Carter feels really guilty about it. Cash
now knows that he does love this woman and he
won't leave her be until he's married to her.
June Carter, who died in March of 2003, was
Cash's reason for being. His broken heart only kept
see CASH page 46
Day in the life of Thanksgiving turkey
It's not all glitz and glam
TOMEKA STEELE
SENIOR WRITER
It's that wonderful time of
year again. Thanksgiving is a time
for family and food. The Thanks-
giving turkey is the centerpiece
in a traditional Thanksgiving
dinner. For years people have
slow roasted turkeys and recently
a popular trend, at least here in
the South, is to deep fry turkeys.
Turkey is delicious to most
meat-eating people. It makes
you sleepy and there are dozens
of left over meals one can make
out of left over turkey scraps. But
do we ever stop to pay homage
to the Thanksgiving turkey? The
day in the life of a Thanksgiving
turkey is a hard one especially
nearing Thanksgiving and the
other winter holidays.
The life of a turkey begins in
a farming factory. Factories that
farm turkeys usually give the tur-
keys between 2.S-3.5 square-feet
of space each depending on the
sex of the turkey. Females get the
smaller end of the stick when it
comes to space.
The typical farming factory
holds 10,000 hens and 7,000
toms according to Turkey Indus-
try Information. Due to the fact
Survival Week 7
Thanksgiving turkeys go through a lot before being on your table.
there is so little space the turkeys
often fight each other for terri-
tory. As a result farmers de-beak
the turkeys by cutting off the
sharp end of their beaks to reduce
injury to their prized cargo. Not
� only do the turkeys get de-beaked
they get de-toed as well by having
their sharp toenails removed.
Most poultry is genetically
altered to grow faster and bigger,
and the turkey is no exception.
For years turkeys have been
genetically changed to grow at
a faster rate than ever. They are
also made to weigh a lot more.
According to Turkey Industry
Information, between 1991 and
2000 the weight of an average
turkey commercially raised in
the U.S. increased by 20 percent,
from an average of 21.5 pounds
to an average of 25.8 pounds.
Turkeys have also been altered
to have larger breasts, due to the
demand for them by consumers.
The female turkeys are unable to
reproduce naturally and farmers
have to rely on artificial insemi-
nation because of this.
Once a turkey has reached a
target weight they are transported
to a slaughter house. They usually
reach this weight between 14-18
see TURKEY page 46
Kristin Murnane, Kristin Day and Ed McKim spent their
Friday afternoon running around all of creation to bum
calories and please their personal trainer. Above, Ed and
Kristin M. are pictured working on their abs using the
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Art Lord
from page A5
Peasant's was somewhere we
really grew as a band. Even
though we were all sad about
that place closing, we were still
like, "We're here, lets dance
TEC: Speaking of Peasant's
demise, are you disappointed
with the live music scene here
in Greenville, such as the bands,
venues andor fans?
Herring: I'm really happy
with the fans. We play house
shows and kids always show up.
They're not sitting in the back
drinking beer either. They're
dancing and getting into the
music. We play shows at Wil-
liam's (William Cashion) and
bring in other bands and they're
guaranteed to have a crowd.
TEC: (Cashion lives on Meade
Street.) Meade Street seems to
have a burgeoning music scene.
Ya'll host parties there, and the
jam band Meade lives just across
the street. It's like Haight-Ash-
bury without the acid.
Herring: (Laughs)
TEC:Are there any miscon-
ceptions about the band that you
would like to clear up7
Beeby: The only problem Is
people really have no conception
because of our name. They have
no idea what to expect.
Herring: Yeah people will
come to our shows, not liking
or thinking they're not going
to like our music. 1 was talking
to one kid and we had a good
conversation, and then I asked
him about the show that night.
He said he hated it at first and
wanted to jump on-stage and
punch me, but then saw the
energy and emotion that we
played with and it swayed him.
TEC: So you try to win people
over with incendiary live perfor-
mances. Is there an irony to your
performances or music?
Herring: No, our music
and lyrics are real. When we
play on stage it's real. Some
of the crowd interaction
between songs is a little ironic.
TEC: As a band, where is Art
Lord at right now?
Herring: We've been work-
ing on an album with Pox, and
we're going to finish that up. Offi-
cially I guess we're on a hiatus at
the moment. We're at a crossroads
as a band in several areas, and we
have to make some decisions. We
do hope to have an extended
summer tour next year though.
More information concern-
ing Compulation Vol.2: Songs
from North Carolina, Art Lord
and the Self Portraits and
other North Carolina bands
visit poxworldernpire.com.
This writer can be contacted at
features@theeastcarolinian.com.
POtlBr from page A5
look very realistic. With a pro-
duction budget of $140 million,
they'd better look pretty realistic.
Newell also had the oppor-
tunity to introduce seme new
characters for this film. Goblet of
Fire is the first film where we see
Lord Voldemort. The casting of
Ralph Finnes is perfect. We are
usually used to seeing him in
sinister roles (Schindler's List), so he
is right at home here playing what
will become the most villainous of
villains in contemporary cinema.
Also new to this film is Mad
Eye Moody, the new Defense
Against the Dark Arts professor,
played by the always solid Bren-
dan Gleeson. He always plays
supporting roles and no two are
alike. He steals every scene that
he's in. He is called "Mad Eye"
Moody because of his freakish
looking eye.
Goblet of Fire is the best Harry
Potter film yet. There doesn't
seem to be much of a compelling
story being told, but the only
one that did have such a
story was probably the first
film simply because it intro-
duced all the characters for the
first time.
1 have never read a Harry
Potter book, nor will 1 start so I
can retain my unbiased stance
on these films. Having never read
one page, I am assuming that not
a whole lot in the way of story
development will happen in the
next two films either. However,
enough information is being fed
to us now so that'by the time
Hurry Potter anil the Half-Blood
Prince is released we'll be ready
for the ultimate battle between
good and evil that will rival the
legacy of Star Wars.
Grade: A
This writer can be contacted at
features@theeastcarolinian.com.
UdSlI from page A5
him alive for about five months
before he died too. It's common
knowledge that Carter and
Cash's love was unconditional.
Walk the Line chronicles the
events leading up to them being
husband and wife. We sympa-
thize for Phoenix's portrayal
of Cash because we want the
two of them to end up together.
The roles played by both
Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon
are the best roles these two actors
have ever played. Witherspoon
shows in this role that she does
have the acting ability to do a
dramatic role, rather than the
lighthearted romantic comedies
we're used to seeing her in. There
has not been a stronger leading
lady performance so far this year.
Phoenix is sensational in his
portrayal of Cash. The film does
focus a lot on the darker aspects
of Cash's life instead of the good,
but that shouldn't matter. Phoe-
nix doesn't just play Cash, he
becomes Cash. He channels the
spirit of the late singer through
his breathtaking performance.
James Mangold, who has
directed Copland, Kate & Leopold
and Identity, directs Walk the
Line. None of these movies had
anything that could be consid-
ered memorable. However, Walk
the Line has some of the best live
concert scenes ever captured on
film for a motion picture. This
project has been a dream of
Mangold's for quite sometime.
He and co-writer Gill Dennis
adapted this film from two
autobiographies written by Cash.
Their screenplay is said to be
very accurate to actual events in
Cash's life because of this. Until
their death, Cash and Carter had
a lot of input into the authentic-
ity of the film. Rumor has it that
they even selected Phoenix and
Witherspoon before the script
was written.
When you see Walk the Line,
close your eyes and listen to
Phoenix singing these Cash
songs. It is an uncanny resem-
blance to the real voice of the
Man in Black. This is the aspect
that sets this film above other
blopics. There is not a bad thing
about this film either. It may
run a little on the long side, but
there's a lot to tell in order to
make the story complete. If you
allow yourself to be engaged by
this film, its 136 minute runtime
won't be that big of a deal. Cash
fans should be satisfied.
This is one of the very best
films of the year. The emotional
ties between Cash and Carter
really make this film work. Some
parts are downright heartbreak-
ing. The performances by both
Phoenix and Witherspoon are
some of the year's best perfor-
mances and they should not be
long forgotten.
Grade: At
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features@theeastcarolinian.com.
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weeks of age. The turkeys are held
by their legs and literally tossed
into a bin and transported by
truck to the slaughterhouse.
Once a turkey reaches the
slaughter house they are hung
by their feet by small shack-
les on a mechanical moving
belt. The first stop for the
turkey is the stunning tank.
The turkey's heads are dunked
into an electric pool of water.
The next station on the
assembly line cuts the turkeys
neck with a mechanical blade.
After this the turkey's bodies are
submersed in boiling water. Many
of the turkeys are boiled alive
because of complications from
the previous killing attempts
along the assembly line.
Afterwards they are de-feath-
ered and conveniently packaged
and sent to your local grocery
store for consumer buying.
The treatment of these tur-
keys seems very violent and
extreme but many other kinds of
animals you find in the grocery
store are killed in similar or more
violent manners.
The life of a Thanksgiving
turkey is definitely a hard- knock
life. So when you think of all the
things a turkey has to go through
to make an appearance on your
table, be thankful that you are
not a turkey. There are so many
other things to consider during
the Thanksgiving holiday but
give some credit where credit
is due and give those turkeys a
round of applause.
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features@theeastcarolinian.com.
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TUESDAY November 22, 2005
Pirates must
stymie potent
UAB attack
ECU ranks second in Conference-USA in pass defense.
Seniors, McCoy will play last game
Linebacker turned safety will
be remembered for toughness
ERIC GILMORE
SENIOR WRITER
Mickey McCoy knows that
Saturday will be his last day in
football pads. Much like the rest
of his fellow seniors, the cul-
mination of four or five year's
worth of effort will come to an
abrupt end.
But for McCoy, his lifelong
love of playing football will ter-
minate as well. A gateway of some
sort, McCoy's football life will
ultimately perish. It's sad really,
that players like McCoy will no
longer stand in the spotlight with
an East Carolina across their
chest and crossbones stickers on
their helmets.
A sure bittersweet feeling,
McCoy's mind will be able to rest
from the extremely taxing season.
Physically, there will be no more
six a.m. workouts or three-hour
grueling practices. McCoy will no
longer be sore on Sundays from
the brutal collisions of pulling
offensive guards. Or even from
a bruised ego watching younger
and more talented players steal
playing time.
Still though, watching
McCoy for four years, it's readily
apparent that he isn't ready to
hang it up. McCoy, feigning for
contact, played the majority of
the second-half against Marshall
because of needed extra run q
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see MCCOY page A8 McCoy will wrap up his final season as a Pirate on Saturday.
Consistent secondary
play will be key to victory
BRANDON HUGHES
ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
Remain solid in pass
defense
The ECU secondary has been
exceptional this season, ranking
second in pass defense in Confer-
ence-USA, giving up 175.6 yards
per game and just 11 touchdowns
through the air. The Pirates have
relied heavily on that unit while
on defense to force the opposition
to become one-dimensional. Unfor-
tunately the running game has
responded well against ECU, racking
up 226.4 yards a contest, ranking
the Pirates dead last in C-USA.
The good news is that UAB's
strength on offense isn't via the
ground. UAB ranks second in the
conference in passing, racking
up nearly 300 yards per game
and quarterback Darrell Hackney
has become one of most pro-
lific passers in Blazers' history.
The senior has amassed almost
3,000 yards passing this season
with 22 touchdowns and nine
interceptions. His completion
percentage (63.8) is also way
up from last season's mark of
55 percent.
It will be interesting to see
if the UAB coaching staff will
utilize a gameplan around their
strength or ECU'S weakness at
run defense. It could be good
news for the Pirates if the Blaz-
ers stick to their guns, but the
secondary will have to continue
to perform at a high level for the
Pirates to be successful.
UAB will send a bevy of
receivers down the field as nine
different players have recorded
at least 10 receptions this season.
Senior Reggie Lindsey leads the
group with 49 catches for 913
yards and 11 touchdowns.
The Pirates are deep in the
defensive backfield and shouldn't
be worn down easily. Hackney
has thrown an interception in his
last six games so expect the ECU
defense to be baiting the UAB star
into some errant throws.
Continue to spread the
ball around
At the beginning of the
season, the connection between
quarterback James Pinkney and
wideout Aundrae Allison was
apparent. The duo hooked up 10
times for 163 yards and a score
in the opener against Duke and
the rest of the season is history,
school history that is. With 74
receiving yards at Tulsa, Allison
became ECU's single-season
reception yards leader. He needs
21 yards to reach the 1,000-yard
plateau.
It hasn't taken long for C-USA
opponents to realize Allison's
talent and penchant for the
big play and Pinkney has been
forced to look elsewhere to keep
the chains moving. He did just
that in last week's win over Mar-
shall. Pinkney completed passes
to seven different receivers,
including four for 61 yards
in a breakout game for junior
Kevin Roach. Roach is more of a
possession receiver and a great
complement to Allison's big
play capabilities. Phillip Henry
is also another viable option
that has recently established
himself as a go-to player in the
ECU offense.
The coaching staff must make
a conscious effort to get these
players involved to open up the
entire offense. With just Allison
making plays down the field,
the opposition can afford to
double him up while loading the
box with the rest of the defense
to stop the run. That won't
happen if Pinkney spreads the
ball around once again against
the Blazers.
Improve the return
game
Special teams and field posi-
tion are two important facets of
the game that often go unno-
ticed. Marching 65 yards for a
score is a much simpler task than
taking over at your own 20 every
time out.
ECU has been at a signifi-
cant disadvantage for most of
the season on kick-off returns,
ranking last in C-USA in return
yardage at 18.7 yards per return.
The Pirates are also ninth in the
league in punt returns, averaging
7.2 yards a clip.
Punt returner Travis Williams
established such a reputation as a
playmaker last season, he hasn't
been given many opportuni-
ties to jumpstart the Pirates in
2005, notching 14 returns for
104 yards, with one of those a
52-yarder against Duke.
Running back Chris Johnson
has handled the bulk of the kick
return duties, but has found simi-
lar results with a return average
of 22.2 yards and a long of 43.
ECU needs to get that area of
the game going against the Blaz-
ers in a game that could prove
to be an offensive shootout.
Establishing solid field position,
much less taking one to the
house, throughout the contest
will be vital to Pinkney's success
at running the offense and a
Pirate victory.
This writer can be contacted at
sports@theeastcarolinian. com.
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Pierre Bell
Pierre Bell made a name for
himself in high school by run-
ning the football. Now, Bell is
busy running to the football.
The former West Craven
standout was a horse to bring
down for opposing defenders.
Now a year and a half later, Bell
has developed into a mainstay in
opposing backfields.
He backed up Chris Moore
in the middle for much of the
season before getting unleashed
last week. Bell recorded his first
start at the weak side linebacker
slot against Marshall. The 228-
pound linebacker started over
dependable senior Josh Chisolm.
Making the most of his opportu-
nity, Bell recorded a career-high
11 tackles. He notched four solo
and seven assisted wrap-ups.
Bell was recruited as a power
runner, something lacking now
in the current backfield. How-
ever, Bell was quickly moved to
the defensive side of t he ball. Not
happy with the lack of strength
at roughly 210 pounds, Bell was
red-shirted.
Waiting on the sideline, Bell
saw Durwin Lamb get C-USA All-
Freshman honors at his middle
linebacker position. Fans imme-
see BELL page AB
BELL
Darrell Hackney
Darrell I lackney isn't discreet
when it comes to confidence
in his abilities. For the second
straight week, the UAB quarter-
back issued a guarantee that the
Blazers would win.
Hackney prevented a fire-
storm, keeping his team in bowl
contention against UTEP, the
No. 24 nationally ranked team.
He passed for 184 yards (season
low) and four touchdowns in the
35-23 upset win.
The senior quarterback is a legiti-
mate NFL prospect. He may not be at
the quality of Matt Leinart or Vince
Young, but Hackney will definitely
start on Sundays. I le toned down 30
pounds to a sleek 240 during the off-
season to increase his mobility. Oh,
and that flame throwing arm of his.
Hackney fires cannons. His
linebacker body type also makes
it difficult for blitzes to bring
him to the ground. Think David
Garrard and Byron Leftwich with
touch. Yes, he's that good.
"Everybody in the stands
will watch him warm up and go
'wow said Skip Holtz.
"He's got an incredible arm.
He's got experience. He's intel-
ligent. He stands back there- he Q
can throw it all over the yard, g
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HACKNEY





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THE EAST CAROUNIAN � SPORTS
11-22-05
McCoy
from page A7
support.
"He gave us some quality
snaps said Head Coach Skip
Holtz about his senior safety.
"We gave up a touchdown
early and we made some changes
from a personnel stand point.
I'm really proud of the way he
went out and played
McCoy notched five tackles.
Against Wake Forest earlier this
season, McCoy had eight solo
tackles and nine overall. His
163 career-tackles ranks fourth
on the team behind linebackers
Chris Moore, Josh Chisolm and
Richard Koonce.
Again, McCoy will probably
play a big role in ECU'S second-
ary. Stopping the potent UAB
running back Corey White, who
had 200 yards against Memphis,
will be a main focus of the ECU
coaching staff.
Remarkably, McCoy was
recruited to come to ECU as a
wide receiver. He, along with
senior Bryson Bowling, debuted
against Army when former head
coach Steve Logan decided to
yank red-shirts five games into
the season. As a freshman,
McCoy played sparingly. He
didn't record a catch, but was
pivotal on special teams.
Then, defensive minded
coach John Thompson was
hired. Following his mediocre
freshman season, McCoy
volunteered to move to a bandit
linebacker position. Under
Thompson's patented scheme,
McCoy's slot was a hybrid of
linebacker and safety.
While the team's results
plunged, the 196-pound bandit
flourished. McCoy started 11
of the 12 games and finished
second on the team in tackles
(105) trailing only team leader
Chris Moore. McCoy collected
a career-high 14 tackles against
Memphis and had five double-
digit tackle games.
Often mismatched by at least
100 pounds, McCoy was able
to use his speed to brush off
oncoming blockers. But often,
McCoy was blasted from being
so undersized. Like his cohort
in the middle (Moore), McCoy
sometimes overran plays leaving
his defense helpless.
Still no one questioned his
toughness. McCoy dragged himself
up off the turf after delivering pun-
ishing hits. But what was equally as
impressive was that McCoy still got
up after being punished.
Unable to gain weight for his
junior campaign, McCoy's num-
bers dropped considerably. A junior
college transfer, Jamar Flournoy,
plugged McCoy's bandit position.
McCoy finished with only 31 tack-
les. The total wasn't a third of what
his sophomore total.
Unable to find a position to suit
his talent, McCoy was a vagabond
trying to find the field. His usually
controlled temper flared when he
scuffled with a Cincinnati player
last year. McCoy, clearly upset,
threw his helmet upon returning
to the sideline. Frustrated, McCoy
moved to free safety.
McCoy, now more comfort-
able with his current position
again has been playing sparingly.
He serves as Pierre Parker's main
backup. McCoy started against
UCF, but didn't see the field the
following week against Tulsa.
Now two weeks later, McCoy
will try to channel his emotion
toward UAB. Knowing that he
and his classmates will be suiting
up, warming up and playing for
the last night is undoubtedly an
awkward feeling.
"I just hope that we don't get
so teary eyed that we can't see
who to block and who to tackle
because we're so emotional over
it Holtz said.
This writer can be contacted at
sports@theeastcarolinian.com.
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Bell quietly waited with Jar-
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in order to gain strength and
adapt to college life. Beli flour-
ished in the weight room, gain-
ing approximately 2S pounds of
muscle.
Now Bell, still a freshman,
headlines a class full of depth
and potential. After the four
senior linebackers depart, Bell's
group will have their numbers
called. Zach Slate, C.J. Wilson
and Jeremy Chambliss will pro-
vide depth next year as well.
But the main actor is still Bell.
If the gritty linebacker continues
his growth on the field, NFL
teams could start calling. Bell
has all of the tools needed to be
a great college linebacker and at
least a decent professional one.
He has speed to pursue run-
ning backs laterally. He has and
will continue to develop the
strength necessary to fight off
downfield blocks. He has the
necessary size. He also has proved
that he is a good tackier, already
chalking up 22 this season.
Bell's pass defense skills will
be tested from UAB's offense. Bell
will be matched up against the
running backs leaking out in the
flat. Or Bell will have to defend
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Hackney's numlers are gaudy.
His 9,608 career passing yards
and 71 touchdown passes rank
first in UAB history. Those same
numbers are good for third and
fourth respectively in the same
categories among NCAA active
quarterbacks. Hackney ranks
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finish fourth in C-USA for all-
time passing yards behind Chris
Redman, Gino Guldugli and
Danny Wimprine. He is cur-
rently sixth in career touch-
downs within C-USA.
The lumberjack quarterback's
numbers have suffered due to
numerous drops by his receivers.
Gone is first-round draft pick
Roddy White, who is playing
receiver for the Atlanta Falcons.
Reggie Lindsey has emerged as
I lackney's go-to guy.
UAB's offense is based on
timing. Often receivers make
their breaks while Hackney's
pass is already airborne. Corner-
backs Kasey Ross and Demetrius
Hodges will both be tested.
ECU's pass defense ranks 11th
nationally, giving up 175.6 yards
through the air.
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what ECU would have to do to
stop UAB's offense.
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