The East Carolinian, November 29, 2005
Volume 81 Number 31
November 29 2005
State law gives motivation
to clean trashy campuses
Nancy Mize explains plans for the new North Recreational Complex.
SGA Senate votes
across the board on
student fee increases
Increases to departments
like athletics, recreational
ECU Facilities Services gives their full attention to recycling used products. Part of that includes separating trash from recyclables.
Recycling programs
designed to reduce
When it comes to recycling,
how many people do their part?
For some of the employees of
ECU Facilities Services, it is a full-
time job. Every day, recyclable
material is picked up, loaded and
taken away for recycling and re-
usage. The official recycling pro-
gram ECU has adopted came into
existence around 1993, according
to Terry Little, recycling coordi-
nator for Facilities Services.
This program came about due
to a state law that requires all
state agencies, including schools,
to recycle at least 40 percent of
their recyclable materials. How-
ever, it is not an easy job.
"It is a lofty goal said Little
about the state law.
"Our annual report was just
completed and we were very close
to that goal, but we are striving
every day to reach it. The campus
expansion we have going on now
makes it even harder
He said ECU, which is the
third largest university in the
state university system, is very
competitive per capita with the
larger universities.
"We are probably most com-
petitive with UNC Greensboro
or UNC Charlotte. Our record
is comparable to theirs Little
What is it like being an
employee for Facilities Services?
There are two groups that
serve the campuses. The "outside"
collection group handles picking
up palettes and cardboard from
the dumpsters. They also empty
the beverage recycling bins from
housing, the shredding bins for
paper and even the scrap metal
around campus.
Then there is the "inside"
collection team, which handles
newspaper recovery and the paper
products in different departments.
Each of the two teams has
only two full-time employees
and they are responsible for
all of ECU, not just the main
campus. Every week almost 1,000
pounds of newsprint is recovered
and recycled thanks to The East
Carolinian employees who col-
lect and save the old newspapers
every time they put a new edi-
Shoppers crowd stores but spend only
modestly as holiday season begins
tion on the stands. There are
recycling bins in the computer
labs, some campus residence
halls and near the Neighbor-
hood Service Offices. There is a
bin in or around most buildings
on campus.
One of the things Facilities
Services is trying to do for recy-
cling is get bins in every residence
hall, since all halls do not yet
have one.
"We are expanding into hous-
ing Little said.
That should make it easier for
students to do their part. ECU
faculty and administration have
also made an effort in assisting
the recycling team.
"The staff has been really
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Last night, the SGA Senate
passed bills, making suggestions
to the UNC Board of Governors
on fee increases to various fields
including recreational services,
student health and athletics.
The senate passed all mea-
sures, bills that served as sugges-
tions that still have to be consid-
ered by the BOT. However, the
SGA as a whole considered the
meeting to be a success.
"1 couldn't have asked for a
better meeting said Ben Wyche,
speaker of the senate.
One of the most focal points
of discussion was the future of
the athletic department. The
department was able to secure
the senate's approval of a $50
increase to its $388 student fee
SGA Senator Dustin Pittman
pushed for the increase because
of reasons he cited pertaining to
the visibility of the university.
"Athletics bring recognition
to the university said Pittman.
Pittman made his point by
bringing Terry Holland, director
of athletics, to the meeting to
testify for the increase. Holland
spoke to the assembly about how
the athletic department's success
correlates with the prosperity of
the university and eastern North
"I don't think this part of the
state can afford for ECU athlet-
ics to not be successful said
SGA President Cole Jones and
SGA Senator Terry Gore both
affirmed the need to support
athletics fiscally. Jones said the
talent of the new coaching staffs
would insure that new increases
would be even more beneficial
than increases in the past.
Holland said the increase in
fees is mostly inflationary except
for much needed additions to
women's athletics. He trusts the
coaching staffs will be able to
build mightier programs through
what he called "sweat equity
"It's a blue collar approach to
college athletics Holland said.
The motion passed by a vote
of 45 to 15. Those who were
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Shoppers walk under strings of lights at Chicago's Water Tower.
NEW YORK (AP) � The 2005
holiday shopping season got off
to only a modest start over the
Thanksgiving weekend as con-
sumers responded initially to
aggressive discounting and then
"There was a lot of hype,
a lot of promotipns and lot of
people, but the results were on
the lukewarm side said Michael
P. Niemira, chief economist at the
International Council of Shop-
ping Centers, estimating that the
weekend's sales results were down
from a year ago. He said heavy
markdowns forced retailers to
sell more goods in order to meet
sales targets.
Analysts said there was heavy
shopper traffic early Friday when
stores opened even earlier than
usual for the day after Thanks-
giving, offering deep, deep dis-
counts. When the early-bird
specials were over, consumers lost
their enthusiasm.
"If you give Americans a bar-
gain, they will get up whatever
time to take advantage of it. But
I don't think this weekend turned
out to be as big as retailers hoped
said C. Britt Beemer, chairman of
America's Research Group, based
in Charleston, S.C.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc which
stumbled in the 2004 holiday
season by not offering enough
discounts, was back in the game,
attracting hordes of shoppers in
the pre-dawn hours Friday with
discounted TVs and DVD play-
ers. Its efforts appeared to have
paid off; it reported better-than
expected sales Friday and also
estimated that November sales at
stores open at least a year would
be up 4.3 percent.
J.C. Penney Co. Inc. said that
traffic and sales over the weekend
were better than expected, but
didn't give details. Toys R Us Inc.
spokeswoman Kathleen Waugh
said the company was pleased
with results for the weekend, and
cited such best-selling bargains as
Mattel Incs Barbie Fashion Mall
and MGA's Bratz doll styling head.
ShopperTrak RCT Corp
which monitors sales at more
than 45,000 retail outlets, found
that it was a difficult week-
end overall. The company said
late Saturday that Friday's sales
slipped 0.9 percent to $8 billion,
only a small change from a hefty
10.8 percent gain a year earlier.
But Niemira, who serves as a con-
sultant to ShopperTrak, said the
company's preliminary figures
showed business dropped off
dramatically on Saturday, result-
ing in the weekend's results being
weaker than a year ago.
Actual results for Satur-
day will not be available until
Monday, he said.
The National Retail Feder-
ation offered a more upbeat
report. According to a survey of
4,209 consumers conducted by
Bigresearch on Friday and Sat-
urday, total weekend spending
from Thanksgiving Day through
Sunday totaled $27.8 billion, a
21.9 percent increase over last
year's $22.8 billion. The figures
include online spending.
According to Visa USA, over-
all sales volume on Visa branded
cards for the combined Friday
and Saturday period surpassed
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Turkeys are extremely important to the state economies of North Carolina and Minnesota.
Students enjoy Thanksgiving feast
Many centerpiece
foods of Thanksgiving
produced in NC
Thanksgiving gave many
ECU students the chance to hit
the road and head home this year
for a turkey dinner.
Thanksgiving, one of the
most traffic-happy holidays of
the year, prompted a mass exodus
from campus this year. Despite
high gas prices, students and
faculty alike were not deterred
from getting home.
Gas prices as of Nov. 20 were
averaging $2.03 in North Caro-
lina, according to money.cnn.
com. While the trend is never
guaranteed to remain the same,
students are capitalizing on the
current prices before heading
Connor Twiss, a sophomore
exercise physiology major, flew
home to Texas to have a Thanks-
giving meal with his grandpar-
"I don't get to see my grand-
parents as often as I'd like said
"This will be a great opportu-
nity for me to have a good time
with them
The general consensus is that
students are just ready to get
home and chow down on a deli-
cious home-cooked turkey.
According to the American
Census Web site,,
around 270 million turkeys were
raised In 2002. That number
was expected to have remained
constant during 2005.
"I'm having three Thanks-
giving dinners said Meredith
Burnham, sophomore hospitality
management major.
Her day consisted of eating
with her family, heading to an
aunt's house for the next meal
and football, then eating again
with some family friends.
John Walter, sophomore, was
looking forward to the benefits of
eating the turkey itself.
"Turkey puts you to sleep
said Walter.
"Now I have even more of an
excuse to pass out on the couch
and my parents can't get on me
about It
Along with Minnesota, North
Carolina is one of the leading
turkey producers in the country,
averaging 44.5 million turkeys in
2002. Chances are the turkey you
ate for Thanksgiving was raised
in this state.
Other prime turkey states
include Arkansas, Missouri,
California, Indiana and South
Carolina. Eight in all, these
states are expected to account
for three of every four turkeys
produced in the United States
in 2002.
Sweet potatoes, another pop-
ular Thanksgiving dish, weighed
in at a whopping 1.4 billion
pounds in 2001. North Carolina
was the leading producer of sweet
potatoes. North Carolina pro-
duced 558 million pounds.
Pumpkins pulled a combined
weight of 831 million pounds in
2001. Illinois was the national
leader with a production of 319
million pounds.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian. com.
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ZACK HILL Assistant News Editor
TUESDAY November 29, 2005
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
Toys for Tots
Student Health Service 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 Senice. For more
information, contact Georgia Childs
or Ellen Goldberg at 328-6841
Student Store Holiday
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
ECU gifts and apparel. The ECU
Gospel Choir will perform and
the ECU 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 ECU Holiday Drive. Patrons
may register for an hourly gift
certificate giveaway. For more
information, visit studentstores. or call 328-6731.
Pilobolus Dance
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 $25 for
public, $23 for faculty and staff,
$13 for youth and $10 for 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.
111n 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.
ECU Arts Tickets
Subscriptions for the S. Rudolph
Alexander Performing Arts
Series and Family Fare are both
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.
News Briefs
North Carolina voter registration
registration numbers in the state
have dropped, a year after residents
in North Carolina set records in
registering to vote for competitive
state and national races.
Officials attribute the 21 percent
decrease in the number of people
registered from a year ago to the
routine removal of convicted felons
and the dead from voter rolls and the
lack of an impending election.
This happens after every presidential
(election) said Gary Bartlett, the
executive director of the State Board
of Elections. "It also can happen again
after the congressional elections in a
nonpresidential year
Democrats, Republicans and
independent groups, motivated
largely by the contest for the state's
open U.S. Senate seat, the governor's
race and John Edwards' presence on
the ballot as the Democratic nominee
for vice president, put a large amount
of resources in voter registration
drives last year.
"Basically, people are tired. This was
a year to recover said Bill Peaslee,
trie chief of staff of the NC Republican
Peaslee and Schorr Johnson, a
spokesman for the NC Democratic
Party, say that any major activity won't
start until next year.
"People are just saving their energy
and money and ammunition for
2006 Johnson said.
Election officials, meanwhile, are
working on removing people from
voter rolls. The lists are to be updated
every month using data from state
For instance, the NC Department of
Health and Human Services must
compile a list of everyone who has
died, while clerks of court must let
local election boards know when
someone is convicted of a felony.
Those people must be removed from
the voter rolls.
Some counties had a larger drop in
voter registration than the statewide
decrease of 2.1 percent. Forsyth
County had a 12.6 percent decline in
the past year, while Watauga County
had an 8 percent drop.
Many of the disparities are likely the
result of population changes and the
timing of list updates, Bartlett said.
Merck to cut 7,000 Jobs, close or
sell five plants
NEW YORK (AP) - The drugmaker
Merck & Co. said Monday that it will
cut about 7,000 jobs, or 11 percent
of its work force, by the end of 2008
and will close or sell five of Its 31
manufacturing plants in moves that
it says will save up to $4 billion.
The announcement comes as the
company, based In Whitehouse
Station, N.J faces the loss of
patent protection for its top-selling
cholesterol drug Zocor In 2006 and is
facing thousands of liability lawsuits
from its recalled painkiller Vioxx.
With expected Zocor sales of $4.2
billion to $4.5 billion in 2005, Merck
expects sales to drop to $2.3 billion
to $2.6 billion In 2006 because of
competition from generic drug makers.
Merck said the cuts are intended to
reduce the company's cost structure,
increase efficiency and enhance
The company said half of the planned
job cuts will target its U.S. operations.
The company employs just under
63,000 people. Last month, Merck
cut 825 jobs worldwide.
Merck shares rose 27 cents to $31.25
in premarket activity.
"The actions we are announcing
today are an important first step
in positioning Merck to meet the
challenges the company faces now
and in the future said Richard T.
Clark, Merck's chief executive officer
and president.
He said the company Is looking
for ways to "enhance efficiencies"
and "improve the way we discover,
develop, manufacture and market
our medicines and vaccines and
ensure that we get them to patients
who need them as quickly, safely and
efficiently as possible
He said Merck also plans to "pursue
improved approaches to R&D, and
marketing and sales
Restructuring costs from the moves
announced Monday are expected to
be from $350 million to $400 million
in 2005 and $800 million to $1 billion
in 2006. They are expected to result
in pretax savings of $3.5 billion to $4
billion from 2006 through 2010.
Merck expects about $2 billion of the
savings from its switch to a leaner
supply strategy and manufacturing
model. The company said It will
provide further details on Dec. 15.
Merck reiterated its 2005 earnlngs-
per-share forecast of $2.47 to $2.51,
or $2.04 to $2.10 with one-time
charges. For 2006, the company
forecast earnings per share of $2.28
to $2.36 excluding restructuring
charges, or $1.98 to $2.12 with one-
time charges.
Analysts surveyed by Thomson
Financial expect earnings per share
of $2.50 in 2005 and $2.38 in 2006.
Kremlin-backed party leads
In Chechnya's parliamentary
GROZNY, Russia (AP) - A. top pro-
Kremlin party led in early returns
Monday from Chechnya's first
parliamentary election since federal
troops reinvaded more than six years
ago, and President Vladimir Putin
hailed the vote as a key to restoring
law and order.
Sunday's election was the centerpiece
of the Kremlin's strategy to restore
stability to the southern region.
International observers who were
monitoring the balloting for the flaws
that have marred three previous votes
and a Council of Europe fact-finding
mission decried a climate of fear,
saying it was hard to hold a genuine
democratic ballot.
Analysts fear the new parliament will
be nothing more than a rubber-stamp
body for the republic's Kremlin-
backed governing elite.
About 350 candidates campaigned
for 58 seats in the two-chamber
parliament, with most of Russia's
main national political parties fielding
The main Kremlin-backed United
Russia party surged far ahead of
others with 61 percent of the vote,
according to early returns, said
regional Central Election Commission
chief Ismail Baikhanov. Communists
and the liberal Union of Right Forces
were trailing it with 12 percent and 11
percent of the vote respectively, he said.
The affiliation of candidates elected in
single-ballot races wasn't immediately
clear but most are expected to have
links with the United Russia.
Turnout exceeded 60 percent,
Baikhanov said.
Putin, speaking at a Cabinet session,
said the election has "completed the
legal procedures of restoration of
the constitutional order" and hailed
voters' "strength of character and
political maturity. They have shown
that no one can scare them Putin
He added that the government
has yet to normalize the socio-
economic situation in the region. "We
understand quite well that we still
need to do a lot of work to remove
destabilizing factors Putin said in
televised remarks.
An estimated 100,000 civilians,
soldiers and rebels have died in two
wars in Chechnya since federal troops
first swept into the region in 1994 to
crush Its bid for independence.
Russia's forces withdrew after
a humiliating defeat in 1996 but
stormed back three years later after
Chechen rebels raided a neighboring
Russian region and a series of deadly
apartment block blasts were blamed
on the separatists.
Moscow hopes that the fourth popular
vote since March 2003 will serve as
a further catalyst for stability. The
Kremlin says the three previous polls-
two presidential, one a referendum
- along with a recent rock concert,
the construction of a new water
amusement park, the success of
Grozny's professional soccer team
and a boxing tournament opened by
Mike Tyson in September, point to a
return to normalcy.
Still, unemployment is endemic
and daily violence persists, with
rebels staging regular hit-and-run
attacks on troops and police and
skirmishes between feuding criminal
gangs vying for some of Chechnya's
substantial oil wealth.
Early Monday, Sultan Demilkhanov,
the head of the local administration
in the village of Pamyatoi In the
southern Shatoi region, was killed by
unidentified gunmen who ambushed
his vehicle, the regional branch
of Russia's Interior Ministry said.
Demilkhanov's brother was running
for parliament.
Also fueling intense loathing are
the rampant abductions staged
by gangs, Russian troops, and
paramilitaries. Many blame a feared
security force controlled by the man
likely to be Chechnya's next president
29-year-old Ramzan Kadyrov, son
of President Akhmad Kadyrov, who
was assassinated in a bomb attack
in 2004.
Nearly 1,700 people have been
kidnapped in recent years and are still
missing, government officials say.
Andreas Gross, head of an eight-
member delegation from the Council
of Europe, the continent's main human
rights body, said Chechens were very
frightened because "the real power
is not the elected authorities
This creates a situation that makes
it hard to conduct real democratic
elections he said.
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tremendous in the recovery of
paper Little said.
"We get a lot of paper from
them, partly because they use
so much
Students also need to know
that recycling is important and
that It is not difficult to do.
"We're here for them, and we
enjoy serving them Little said.
"It's really a simple thing to
get involved in, and it's beneficial
both economically and environ-
mentally. We have good involve-
ment with some of the campus
groups. We're starting up the ECU
Environmental Club again, too
Ultimately, though, it is up
to each and every student to
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do his or her part. If a student's
interest in recycling is not totally
environmentally based, there
are other reasons to consider
recycling. The school is paid for
what it recycles and it is charged
for the disposal of solid waste.
Recycling is a far more efficient
use of our resources and in the
big picture, recycling might save
money. For those who do not
recycle, remember that it can
be done in small, simple ways.
According to the school's recy-
cling program Web site, it is as
simple as sharing a newspaper
or magazine subscription with
a neighbor, taking advantage of
student transportation instead
of driving, bringing your own
washable mug to the dining halls
when buying dinner-to-go and
collecting and saving paper that
has only been used on one side
while using the other side later
for scrap paper.
These are several ways to
recycle that do not require a
student to go out of his or her
way to help.
For more information about
how individuals can recycle or to
learn more about ECU'S program,
visit ecu.edufacilityservrecy-
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news&theeas tcarolinian. com.
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$7 billion, a 15 percent increase
over the year-ago period.
A clearer picture of how the
retailers fared over the Thanks-
giving weekend will emerge
Thursday, when retailers report
sales results for all of November.
Forecasts for holiday
shopping have improved in
recent weeks amid declining
gasoline prices. But while gas
is cheaper than it was a few
months ago, it's still more expen-
sive than this time last year, and
shoppers face higher heating
bills this winter. Given such
challenges, stores made a con-
certed effort to lure shoppers
with more enticing bargains,
opposed were concerned that
athletic funding was diverting
needed funding from other aca-
demic areas.
The other noteworthy motion
was the senate's suggestion to
increase spending on recreational
services from $138 to $178. SGA
Senator Matt Cohen was par-
ticularly insistent on an increase,
in fact he proposed an amend-
ment to make the increase a $50
upgrade. However, the increase
stood at $40 when the amend-
ment failed. The original bill,
however, passed unanimously.
"This fee is a long time in
coming said Cohen.
Nancy Mize, assistant vice
chancellor for Recreational Ser-
vices, walked to the front of the
assembly on crutches to speak
about the new North Recreation
Complex, which is ready to open
in fall 2007. The recreational
complex would be the biggest
in the state, taking up 130 acres.
She said this gives the school
something to be proud of and
will provide space for intramural
sports teams to play.
Chuck Hawkins, senior asso-
ciate vice chancellor for Financial
Services, said the suggestions SGA
gives are taken seriously by the
BOT and there is a precedent for
them being passed.
"We've made minor changes
in the past but we're typically
consistent with SGA said
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expanded hours on Friday and
other gimmicks.
But many shoppers were bud-
geting in the early going.
"I'm just starting, but I don't
have that much shopping this
year said Vera Raphael, who
was buying $25 sweaters at a
Sears, Roebuck and Co. store in
Orlando, Fla. Saturday. "I have
two weddings coming up, so
that's taking up all my money
She said gas prices also made
her anxious about spending on
At a Target store in Warwick,
R.I Dwight Garrett was pleased
with a DVD player, marked down
to $29.97 from its listed price of
"You can't beat the price said
Garrett, who had traveled with
his wife from Plainfield, Conn
to shop at Target, Penney and
other stores along a road of big-
box outlets in Warwick.
At a Wal-Mart in Marietta,
Ga Ashif Moore was looking
for a small food processor on
Saturday and very happy that
the crowds had dwindled con-
siderably from the day before.
Her aim, like millions of other
shoppers during the weekend,
was finding what she wanted at
the right price.
"We're always looking for a
good deal she said.
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JENNIFER L HOBBS Editor in Chief
TUESDAY November 29, 2005
Our View
Pirates a different team
with a bright future
You really have to tip your hat to this team
and this coaching staff. The 2005 football
Pirates finished their season with two con-
secutive wins against Marshall and UAB
to end the year with five wins, more than
they have amassed in the previous two
years. And it is not a singularly impressive
feat either.
Consider this: The Pirates were victorious
in their second-to-last game against Mar-
shall on the road. It marked their second
road win of the season, double what they
had accomplished before Skip Holtz and
his coaching staff arrived. The Pirates' two
wins to put them at the five-win mark came
at the tail end of the season, a time when
previous teams have thrown in the towel. In
this case however, ECU was playing at the
highest level we had seen them all season,
even though they knew if they won out
that they couldn't reach a bowl game. Also
consider that in three road games against
Wake Forest, West Virginia and Memphis
this year, the Pirates lost by a combined
18 points. They gave up 33 points to WVU
alone last season.
Barring a plethora of mental mistakes and
the knack ECU had all year long to shoot
themselves in the foot, the Pirates could
have easily earned a bowl birth and a seven
to eight win season. Realizing that brings
about a certain feeling of a lost opportunity
but rest assured, this team is a bowl team
next year and the reason why is coach
Holtz and his staff.
Unlike previous staffs before them, these
are men who will not let their team quit, no
matter what the odds, no matter what the
score. They have instilled an attitude the
football program has not seen in years.
Just like Yogi Berra once said in his infinite
wisdom - "It ain't over 'til it's over
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1 love how good looking girls always get hooked up
helped out and receive special attention yet they are
clueless that the only reason it happens is because of
their looks.
Why do people with Al parking stickers park in a Bl
space? If you have a Al sticker you are taking up the
limited amount of Bl spaces there are near the core
campus. If you are going to park there give up your Al
sticker so somebody else can park near in your assigned
area. Give it up and walk.
On the last ECU alert a male was sexually assaulted
behind the city mart. Is this true or was the heading
a typo?
Just because you're on the football team or the basketball
team doesn't mean you get to stroll around class and
make comments through it.
Any girl that ever asks me to buy them drinks downtown
can forget it.
Everyone who parks at campus crossing apartments,
they start towing Dec. 1, so don't park here or I will
make sure you get towed!
Opinion Columnist
Can we have amendments for torture?
f'Y fllO1 If you don't want to buy something on Onestop (Trading
'ffJvv ij I post) then don't post your stupid "nerd" comments. I'm
trying to sell stuff not be told what something is worth.
Defining 'cruel, inhumane
and degrading' treatment
Thanksgiving is behind us
(literally, for some people) and
we are another week closer to
the much anticipated, and well
deserved, end of this semester.
All we have to do now is survive
the torture inflicted upon stu-
dents everywhere, final exams.
Final exams are truly torture.
What else would you call being
deprived of sleep (to study),
ingesting drugs to alter your
mental state (caffeine, sugar,
whatever), being forced to read
objectionable material (pick
a textbook) and being denied
the opportunity to do things
we really want to do so that we
can regurgitate what our inter-
rogators, er-r-rteachers, want to
hear? This is especially torturous
when a person has to do this
whether they believe what they
spew forth is the truth or not.
So, what else would you call
it? Any suggestions?
If you agree that this is tor-
ture, get a hold of Senator John
McCain in Washington, D. C. and
demand that these be included in
his asinine "anti-torture" amend-
ment that he tacked onto the
Defense Appropriations bill.
McCain's amendment is
political grandstanding of the
absolute worse kind. It calls for
the banning of "cruel, inhu-
mane and degrading" treat-
ment in interrogations. While
that sounds good, guess what?
That has been the policy, and
the law, of the United States for
many, many years. Not only that,
McCain's amendment leaves in
place the same language that was
in the Convention on Torture
that the US ratified in 1994, this
prohibition does not apply to
foreigners held overseas.
That is one of those interest-
ing, and annoying, little factoids
that you never hear about in the
mainstream media. Just as you
never hear the factoid about
the lack of definition of "cruel,
inhumane and degrading" treat-
ment in McCain's amendment.
Defining what it is that is to be
banned seems to be a rather large
oversight, wouldn't you say?
So, if McCain's amendment
is nothing but a reiteration of
established law and procedure,
doesn't apply to foreigners held
overseas and does not even
define "cruel, inhumane and
degrading" treatment, why is
Congress wasting so much time
posturing and pontificating? Me-
thinks the good Senator McCain
is just trying to keep his mug on
the TV to help his chances in the
2008 Presidential race.
Let's cogitate and try to help
the good Senator define "cruel,
inhumane and degrading shall
we? We'll also play a "what if"
game along the way.
To keep it simple, let's stipu-
late that we will define "cruel,
inhumane and degrading" treat-
ment as what the press and Liber-
als have been screaming about,
depriving people of sleep, playing
loud, offensive music, making
them stand for long periods, forc-
ing them to wear undergarments
of the opposite sex, that sort of
thing. Sound fair? Let's further
stipulate that anyone who will-
ingly does such things is guilty
of torture. That is pretty much
what Liberals are after, right?
Any objections to these stipula-
tions? Alright, having to that,
let's carry things to their logical
Politicians being the crea-
tures of habit that they are, if a
prohibition against "cruel, inhu-
mane and degrading" treatment
is good enough for the CIA, the
military and other law enforce-
ment agencies in dealing with
"detainees the same prohibi-
tions have to be good enough for
everybody (i.e. you, me and the
rest of the country). We've seen
similar scenarios unfold before,
so why not now also? Let's take
a look at what might happen if
the prohibitions we agreed just
agreed upon were universally
applied to all Americans.
First, the military would
essentially be out of business. If
they cannot force their members
to stay awake for days on end, eat
bugs or other lower life forms,
wallow in mud, sand and other
things I'd rather not mention,
they would have to close up
shop. Can you see our soldiers
telling the enemy "I have to
stop now - I've been fighting my
allotted eight hours?" So much
for America. I know that is an
extreme example, sort of, so let's
try another.
The jackaes above, below,
next to or down the hall from
you on dorm who play loud
music all night would be guilty
of torture. So would all those
inconsiderate jerks who blast
their music so loud in their cars
that you can feel them coming
five minutes before you hear
them. This would be equally true
of the ones who pull into gas
stations or other places, turn off
their engine and go inside while
leaving their radio blasting. If
people had wanted to listen to
songs extolling "raping the b"
or "treat(ing) her like a ho" they
would have bought the CD. That
qualifies as depriving another
of sleep andor forcing them to
listen to offensive music. Send
them all to prison.
We also have to consider the
prohibition on the degrading
practice of forcing people to wear
undergarments of the opposite
sex. If that were to be criminal-
ized in the U. S a lot of Greek
houses would be classified as
"torture chambers And inhu-
mane treatment? Rushes would
have to be outlawed, if only to
protect the feelings of those who
"aren't good enough" to join the
Are you beginning to see the
stupidity? McCain and other pol-
iticians are trying to outlaw prac-
tices that are routinely practiced
here on campus and everywhere
else in this country. The only
practical effect his "anti-torture"
amendment would have would to
tie the hands of the people who
are charged with protecting our
lives from terrorist scum. Is that
really what you want?
If it is, you might want to do
what I suggested earlier -call Sena-
tor McCain and have him include
Final Exams as a form of torture.
If it isn't, do something about
it. Make your voice heard. Unless
you have one of those high
pitched, whiney, nasal voices.
Those are torture too. We'll make
sure McCain outlaws those, too.
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In My Opinion
(KRT) � Young voters were
derided and dismissed immedi-
ately after the 2004 presidential
election, but now there's proof
the criticism was wrong.
Exit polling a year ago indi-
cated that about 9 percent of
voters were between the ages
of 18 and 24. About the same
percentage of young voters cast
ballots in 2000. So some pun-
dits scoffed that all those "Vote
or Die" campaigns in 2004 had
failed to motivate young people
to take elections seriously. Some
blamed Democrat John Kerry's
loss on the supposedly lackluster
turnout of young people.
Now, new data from the
Census Bureau confirm what
some media outlets, includ-
ing the Philadelphia Inquirer,
reported at the time: Young
voters did Indeed turn out in
much larger numbers in 2004.
About 47 percent of Americans
aged 18 to 24 voted; only 36 per-
cent of that age group voted in
2000. It was the largest percent-
age of young voters in 32 years.
No other age group came
close to increasing its turnout
that much. (Granted, no other
age group started from such
a low rate of participation.)
Because all age groups voted in
higher percentages in 2004, the
overall share of the "youth vote"
remained about the same.
Rather than play too much
with statistics, let's just celebrate
the new information for what it
is: more evidence that younger
voters are showing more inter-
est in their political system. The
numbers rebut the stereotype
that young people are apathetic
about democracy, and challenges
the conventional wisdom that
politicians can safely ignore
the youth vote. Showing up to
vote is a good start; now young
people need to flex their politi-
cal muscle on issues such as the
plans in.Congress this fall to cut
student loans.
Phyllis Kaniss, national direc-
tor of Student Voices, a civic
education program of the Annen-
berg Public Policy Center of the
University of Pennsylvania, notes
that it's important to get young
people politically involved more
often than every four years. Get-
ting students engaged in local
elections is one good way to build
on the success of 2004.
For example, voter registra-
tion drives in New Jersey this year
boosted the number of young
people eligible to cast ballots in
the governor's race by about 6,300
voters. Local registration events
took place on the campuses of
Rutgers-Camden, Rider University
and Richard Stockton College.
The New Voters Project registered
about 400,000 18- to 24-year-olds
nationwide. New Jersey Public
Interest Research Group reported
that the percentage of voters from
the 18-to-29 age group increased
this year to 18.4 percent, up from
16.8 percent in 2000.
An unappealing fact of poli-
tics today is that Republican and
Democrat lawmakers are increas-
ingly entrenched, and fight for
a narrow sliver of independent
voters to sway elections. Young
people can make the difference
in that delicate equation. If they
keep turning out in higher num-
bers, policy-makers will have to
pay more attention to how issues
affect younger Americans.
Just because your residence hall has a computer lab
doesn't mean you don't have to sign in. Don't think I
won't come up to you and make you sign the clipboard!
You'll never get anywhere in life if you don't follow
policy. I know you think you're cool, but five seconds
of signing in is not going to kill you.
Just want to remind everyone there are cheaper places
to buy your textbooks than the campus store.
Who voted for the Higher OneCards? I know I didn't!
Why when it is 7:30 in the morning do people have
to come in the library and sit right next to you at the
computers? There are how many computers in the
back and you have to sit next to me? I wouldn't mind
if you were working, but you are loud and distracting.
Don't blame me for my mood - I have an anatomy
exam and practical on the same day the Monday after
Thanksgiving break.
To the two girls that helped me clean up the coffee that
I spilled in biology class, thank you. To the others that
just sat there and watched, you'll need a favor from
someone one day.
1 don't see the student union shutting down step shows
or Reggae concerts, but it's OK to pick on the Rock fans
for having a good time and getting into the music.
Maybe next time you should politely ask people to
calm down before calling the cops and herding us out
like cattle.
Pirate rant is more addictive than heroin. I have with-
drawals on weekends because I can't read it. When I
miss it for a day I feel like a sad dope fiend.
I love Christmas, but I hate how all the stores constantly
play Christmas music over and over!
Yes Sir, the Bears are 8 and 3. And to all of you Panther
fans, Dellhomo played so bad last week because our
defense was getting to him so fast, no more excuses.
So administrators want to fix the Wright Circle foun-
tain for $460,000! Instead, fill it with dirt, plant some
plants in it and call it a day. Put the money where it
would be useful!
Rules for driving on 264, first, stay to the right. I hate
the slow person in the left lane. Second, speed limits
exist, and I have and will call the highway patrol and
give them your license plate when you drive too fast.
Third, stop tailgating me. Don't drive like jerks, and
everyone will be happy.
I just wanted to say that it is so funny that the people at
519 can let underage drinkers in all the time, but when
someone who is old enough comes in with an ID that
is slightly messed up they will not let them in. How
stupid can you be!
Sell it and get it out of our way! Quit wasting gas and
walk. Thanks.
The Features section has never looked better. I have
actually picked up a paper almost everyday you guys
put one out and have enjoyed the majority of the stories.
Hope it's this well next semester.
Our football team put an end to a great season on
Saturday. They didn't win all their games, or make it
to a bowl, but they've brought respect and admiration
back to our program. The seniors especially should be
thanked for their dedication.
I don't get why people spend thousands of dollars to go
to ECU, and all they do is party and slack off. What's
the point?
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving but I'm
sure you'll find plenty to complain about, so welcome
back. Rant away.
Gary McCabe, I have the perfect title for your next
composition, "Stupid People Write Stupid Articles
To the person who defended smoking on campus, some
of us can't help it if we end up getting lung cancer just
because we had to walk behind you. Here's a hint, smok-
ing is not cool! It does nothing for you. It doesn't give
you a buzz like drinking does or anything. So enjoy your
weak lungs and stinky breath! Have a good one!
Why is it when I purchase a movie I have been waiting
for forever on DVD only to find myself disgusted at
the lack of special features, do I then find it re-released
six months later as a "special deluxe extended edition"
DVD? Is this the only way film makers can pay the enor-
mous budget that seems to go with all films now?
The squirrels around here trip me out.
Sbarro's pasta salads are horrible. It was like eating a
foul tasting, wax replica of real pasta salad. I'll never eat
anything there again except for a slice of pizza.
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Student Life
Page A4 252.328.6366 CAROIYN SCANDURA Features Editor KRISTIN MURNANE Assistant Features Editor
TUESDAY November 29, 2005
Picks of the week:
A Charlie Brown Christmas
The holiday season would not be
complete without watching this movie
at least once. Yes, I know you've
probably seen it about a million times
already, but watching the animated
version of one of the best comics
ever is still worth the time.
Green Day - SuWef in a Bible
This CODVD combination documents
the larger than life band's concert
from this spring in London. Pop in
the CD and you'll hear about three
quarters of the band's set Throw in
the DVD and you'll see the same set
that's on the CD, plus you'll get behind
the scenes footage of what Green
Day is really like. Look for a full review
of this in Thursday's paper.
Local Concerts:
T! and Young Jeezy will be performing
at the Cricket Arena in Charlotte
Saturday, Dec. 3.
Ryan Cabrera will be at The NorVa
in Norfolk, Va. Saturday, Dec. 3.
U2 will be at the Charlotte Bobcats
Arena Monday, Dec. 12.
Saves the Day, Senses Fail and The
Early November .v be at The NorVa
in Norfolk, Va. Wednesday, Dec. 14.
Dolly Parton will be at the Charlotte
Bobcats Arena 1 nursday, Dec. 15.
Clay Aiken will be performing at the
RBC Center in Raleigh Thursday,
Dec. 22.
Jerry Seinfeld will be performing
at the Progress Energy Center for
Performing Arts in Raleigh Friday,
March 10,2006.
Day in the life of: December graduate
Hundreds of graduates
ready to 'walk the
plank' into real world
As the semester is finally
drawing to a close, the next
crop of graduates is about to be
harvested by schools around
the nation. ECU's graduation
date is set forth to commence
Dec. 17 at 10 a.m. in Minges
Coliseum. This will draw the
college experience to a close
for a select few of the student
body. Gone are the late nights
studying away under caf-
feine-induced euphoria, last
minute runs to Kinko's and
trips to the favorite home away
from home eateries such as
McDonald's. Soon to pass into
oblivion are the large parties,
long nights downtown and
legendary stories about your
"special" friends. One thing
that will never leave our future
graduates are the countless
memories and experiences
gained from this storied insti-
tution of higher learning.
So with all this about to
be far behind, what does the
future hold for these soon to
be alumni? Where do they go?
What do they do? In order to
Trevor Kirkendall, a Features writer, graduates in December and is overwhelmed by his school work.
answer these questions, 1 talked
to a current student and soon to
be grad about what exactly this
departure entails.
Trevor Kirkendall, senior his-
tory major, is set to be one of the
select students to graduate.
"This should be a very exciting
time, but there is still so much to
get done and not enough time to
do it said Kirkendall.
Many of the students echo
this sentiment as they too fran-
ticly try to tie loose ends and wrap
up projects in a last minute effort
to get their walking papers. Kirk-
endall is currently slaving away at
two separate history papers both
due within a day of each other.
"It may be a stressful time,
but in three weeks, it's all done
Kirkendall said
So in further talks with
Kirkendall, I asked him
about where he goes from
graduation day.
"For the time being, I will
be living at home because it's a
much cheaper alternative until
I find work Kirkendall said.
"Plus, it's just another way to
mooch for a little bit longer
Finding a job has become
the new paramount concern
for all graduates and their
fledgling career lives. As the
once hazy cloud of the real
world now comes into focus, so
does the term 'rat race
"I'm not too worried about
findingajob.Whateverlfindisnot j
necessarily what I will be doing for
the next 30 years Kirkendall said.
Some students plan on con-
tinuing their education in grad- i
uate or professional schools. For i
some this proves to be a road
less traveled and opt for enter-
ing the work force immediately
upon graduation.
"Grad school? Not right
away. I'm so burned out that
I would fail on the first day
Kirkendall said.
One of the biggest chal-
lenges facing a December
graduate is trying to balance
job hunting and last minute
see GRAD page A5
Twisting into dance theaters everywhere
Internationally acclaimed
Dance Company comes
to Greenville
Names in the News:
Potter Mania
Harry Potter and the Goblet ol Fire
took in $54.9 million over the three-
day weekend to remain the top movie,
while the Johnny Cash bioplc, Walk
the Une, stayed in second place with
$19.7 million, according to studio
estimates. For the entire five-day
Thanksgiving period, Gobef of Fire
grossed $81.3 million to lift its 10-day
total to $201.1 million, while Walk the
Une took in $27.6 million, raising its
10-day total to $54.7 million. Chicken
Little held up strongly at number four
with $12.4 million. Dennis Quaid and
Rene Russo's family flick, yours, Mine
& Ours, overcame bad reviews to lead
the new movies, finishing third with
$17.5 million. Rent, featuring Taye
Diggs and Rosario Dawson, debuted
at fifth with a three-day total of $10.7
million. Premiering at number six was
Ryan Reynolds' romantic comedy,
Jusf Friends, with $9.3 million from
Friday to Sunday. R&B singer Usher's
first starring role, the mob romance In
the Mix, opened at number nine with
$4.5 million for the weekend. John
Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton's
crime caper The Ice Harvest debuted
at number ten with $3.7 million since
Friday. Holdovers Pride & Prejudice
($7 million) and Derailed ($4.7 million)
were ranked numbers seven and
eight, respectively.
Reality Check
Kimberty Stewart and MTVs "Laguna
Beach" hunk Talan Torriero have
called off their engagement less
than two weeks after announcing it
The couple revealed their plans
to wed on Nov. 15 after dating for
only a couple of months. "It was
just too soon to enter into a lifelong
commitment the couple's reps said
in a joint statement. "It is better to
have a brief engagement than a short
marriage. The couple continue to
share their time together and remain
open to whatever ihe future may
hold" Jack Ketsoyan, a publicist for
Torriero, 19, said Sunday that the two
are no longer romantically involved.
Meanwhile, a rep for Stewart, the 26-
year-old daughter of British rocker Rod
Stewart, said the pair "remain friends'
Goodbye, "Alias"
As faltering ratings have been
predicting for some time now, "Alias
the once must-see spy drama that
brought fame to Jennifer Gamer, Is
being killed off. ABC announced
Wednesday that the show wHI be put to
pasture at the end of season five in May.
The once-popular "Alias" has seen
its audience dwindle as it battles
strong contenders such as CBS's
"Survivor: Guatemala But "Alias"
lovers shouldn't worry that because
the end Is near, the show will lose It's
ferocity. "Alias" won't "wind down as it
comes to an end, it's going to rev up,
and we're going to make It the event
it deserves to be ABC Entertainment
President Stephen McPherson said
in a statement. Surely everyone will
miss Jennifer Gamer and her many
alter egos running around, solving
crimes Actually, some viewers will
A fast-moving fungus has
Greenville in its sights, and
there's nothing to stop it from
reaching ECU Thursday, Dec. 1.
The phototrophic zygomycete
in question is called Pilobolus (or
PilobolusToo). Pilobolus loves
sun and commonly grows in
barnyards and pastures, and from
a tiny quarter-inch tall mush-
room, the spores of this fungus
can grow eight feet tall.
Okay, seriously, PilobolusToo
(also called PToo) is making
its way to Greenville, but the
manifestation of this fungus will
be in an inventive, creative and
dynamic style of dancing. As an
arts organism, as it is called on
its Web site, PToo has spread like
wild fire since being conceived in
1971 at a college dance class at
Dartmouth College. The beauty
of Pilobolus lies in the weight-
sharing process and inventive
dance skills that can provide a
massive base. From this massive
base, Pilobolus spawns a power-
ful mix of dances that has been
acclaimed worldwide for what its
Web site calls "a startling mix of
humor and invention
Since 1971 Pilobolus has
reached the status of a major
American company, and its influ-
ence has gone overseas, moving
out into four major branches
- the seven-person Pilobolus
Dance Company, the Pilobolus
Institute, which coordinates the
education, the Pilobolus Cre-
ative Services, which serves as
an administrative structure and
PToo, a dual company that tours
independently as well as in coor-
dination with the administrative
According to the Pilobolus
Web site, the mission of Pilobolus
is "to create and sustain an arts
organization dedicated to the
choreography and performance
of dance theater works at the
highest level of imagination and
energy and to use our organiza-
tion and creative methodology
to stimulate, educate and expand
the audience for dance through
innovation, collaboration and
public service
Rather than a full company, PToo features two performers utilizing all that their bodies have to offer.
PToo is the organism that
has its sights on Greenville. It
was created in 1996 as a sort
of mini-Pilobolus. Instead of
the seven dancers of Pilobolus'
regular company, you'll only see
two dancers performing with
PToo. It has been effectively
called the "little luxury edition"
of Pilobolus and was conceived
in order to allow more people
to experience the dance style in
smaller venues that may not be
equipped to handle the full effect
of Pilobolus. Since 1996 they
have performed in a wide variety
of venues for anywhere from 200
to 2,000 people, according to
IMG Artists.
The dancers of PToo aren't
just performing for show - its
members are especially gifted
see DANCE page A5
Survival of the fittest Cold Stone melts taste buds
urnane exercising during a previous session.
Cold Stone Creamery workers put muscle into individually preparing Ice cream for each customer.
Delicious ice cream and
excellent service
My final thoughts about
my semester
You might be reading this
and thinking that we don't
need an article on our fitness
endeavors for this week because
we only had one day of class
before Thanksgiving break.
Well, just because we had a week
off from our personal trainer
doesn't mean that we, or I, took
a fitness hiatus. With only two
weeks left in this little health
contest, I didn't want to blow
it by being lazy and stuffing
myself to the gills with Thanks-
giving dinner.
I went home for the holiday,
and I'm lucky enough to have
health conscious parents with
gym equipment in their base-
ment. I took advantage of their
tread mill and weight training
equipment while I was home.
Not too long ago Greenville
got its first Cold Stone Creamery,
the finest ice cream chain since
1988. Cold Stone has a variety of
flavors and add-ins and caters to
the customer's every wish and
desire when it comes to made-to-
order Ice cream creations.
In the first Cold Stone Cream-
ery the ice cream was made
fresh daily and blended with an
assortment of sides on a frozen
granite stone. The frozen granite
stone is still used today at Cold
Stone Creameries and adds a
personal and innovative touch
to ice cream preparation. Ever
since the first store opened, Cold
Stone's delicious fresh baked
waffle cones are in high demand
and consumers can't get enough
of the stuff.
There are many favorites at
Cold Stone that have been turned
into staple names or "Originals
The menu includes ice cream
combinations such as the Apple
Pie A La Cold Stone, which has
sweet cream ice cream, mixed
with cinnamon and graham
cracker piecrust with apple pie
filling and topped with cara-
mel. Other "Originals" include
Cheesecake Fantasy, Founder's
Favorite, Strawberry Blonde and
Nights In White Chocolate.
The variety of add-ins at
Cold Stone could leave a person
standing in line for minutes on
end. Some sides that are popular
to add to the ice cream are nuts,
fruits, gummy bears, candy
such as M&M's, cookies such as
Oreos and even different types of
cookie dough and brownie bits.
When entering the store
customers get a very friendly wel-
come and entertainment from
the staff. Cold Stone Creameries
across the country have "audi-
tions" for potential staff mem-
bers instead of the basic inter-
view. Since Cold Stone is centered
around fun employees often sing
songs from the Cold Stone Cream-
ery songbook such as the "tip
song" which anyone who visits
Cold Stone walks out humming.
"The Strawberry Shortcake Ser-
enade is my favorite Cold Stone
Creamery Original. The strawber-
ries are always fresh and It's to die
for said Tierra Kelly, senior com-
munication management major.
Customers can choose to have
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from page A4
Kirkendall sits at his desk pondering the future that awaits him.
school work. The classic term,
"senioritis" also applies to these
students who have to get it all
done and still want to enjoy their
last few moments of college.
If you are a graduating senior,
just remember that these last few
weeks are crucial and whether you
like it or not, you still need to study
to get those good grades you have
been working toward all semester.
As the new graduates enter the
realm of employed, we should con-
gratulate them. As they leave our
schools' fabled halls, we should com-
mend them. However, as they leave
our rooms, houses, thoughts and
school, we should remember them.
If only for the experience they
have passed down to us through
their own 'special' way, friends
like Kirkendall have to remem-
ber, you always have a friend.
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D3I1C6 from page A4
dance teachers who can perform
for young people at workshops
and classes and educate students
in their collaborative, creative
style. The Pilobolus program has
grown into some in-school and
university programs throughout
the country.
In six seasons, PToo has
gained as much critical acclaim
and praise as the original Pilo-
bolus and its unique style of
dancing and inventiveness is
something that must be wit-
nessed for anyone with a keen
interest in the arts, especially
The sights of Pilobolus are
a marvel of weight bearing and
the dancers that perform are in
near-perfect physical condition,
as they should be for the type
of collaboration the dance style
PToo will be performing at
Wright Auditorium Thursday,
Dec. 1 at 8 p.m and anyone who
wants to see dance with a differ-
ent spin should plan to attend, a
For more information, or tickets �
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One of the most amazing parts of the PToo show is how the dancers
are able to use their bodies efficiently as shown in the photo above.
from page A4
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The atmosphere of the local
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1 also tested my mother's bun
and thigh roller and her aerobics
DVD, but I ended up doing more
laughing than exercising.
My toughest test came on
Thursday night when I sat down
at the dinner table. With our
kitchen full of turkey, mashed
potatoes, stuffing and a plethora
of pies for dessert (including
pumpkin pie, my favorite), it was
difficult for me not to eat as much
food as I could possibly gobble
down. Instead I actually tried to
eat a somewhat nutritious meal.
I chose to substitute mashed
taters for sweet potatoes because
I read somewhere that they're'
better for you.
I also chose to eat steamed
green beans over green bean cas-
serole, and I decided that covering
my food with gravy (which is basi-
cally nothing but turkey grease
anyways) wasn't a smart idea.
Although these aren't
huge, life-altering changes, I
felt better knowing that I
had consumed a somewhat
healthier Thanksgiving dinner.
With the semester winding
down, I'm also afraid to say that
our Survival of the Fittest session
will be coming to an end. Keep in
mind, as I did, that this semester
was about personal fitness. This
Friday will be our last personal
training session, and I'll be writ-
ing our final statistics and results
in the Features Section on Tues-
day, Dec. 6. It will be sad, but we
are looking forward to it.
Fit Tip of the Week:
Protect Yourself from Pol-
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smog-free environment, at least
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busy thoroughfares. Exercise
outside when the smog rating
is low. Exercise indoors in air
conditioning when air quality
is good. Plant lots of shrubbery
in your yard. It's a good pol-
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deterrent. Thought for the day,
'Smoke gets in your eyes' and
your mouth, and your nose and
your lungs as do pollutants
hum the tune daily. Taken
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Personal Trainer
Coming back
from ankle sprain
Returning to exercise before a sprained ankle has healed completely
can set you up for another, possibly more serious, ankle injury.
Essential steps in recovery
OHave worn prescribed
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resting ankle
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Can draw letters
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into the exercising groove, while allowing the injury to heal completely. If you follow the doctors orders
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TUESDAY November 29, 2005
BCS Rankings
2) Texas.9791
3) Penn State.8900
5) VA Tech.8294
6) Ohio State.7841
7) Oregon.7340
8) Notre Dame.6908
9) Miami (Fl.).6718
10) Auburn.6333
AP Top 25
2) Texas11-0
4) Penn State10-1
5) VA Tech10-1
6) Ohio State9-2
7) Notre Dame9-2
8) Oregon10-1
9) Auburn9-2
10) Miami (Fl.)9-2
11) UCLA9-1
12) WVU9-1
13) Georgia9-2
14) Alabama9-2
IS) TCU10-1
16) Louisville8-2
17) Florida8-3
18) Texas Tech9-2
19) Boston College8-3
20) Michigan7-4
21) Wisconsin9-3
22) Clemson7-4
23) Fresno St.8-3
24) Georgia Tech7-4
25) Iowa7-4
Coaches Poll
2) Texas11-0
4) Penn State10-1
5) VA Tech10-1
6) Ohio State9-2
7) Notre Dame9-2
8) Oregon10-1
9) Auburn9-2
10) Miami (Fl.)9-2
11) UCLA9-1
12) WVU9-1
13) Georgia9-2
14) Alabama9-2
15) TCU10-1
16) Texas Tech9-2
17) Louisville8-2
18) Florida8-3
19) Boston College8-3
20) Wisconsin9-3
21) Michigan7-4
22) Fresno St.8-3
23) Clemson7-4
24) Georgia Tech7-4
25) Iowa7-4
ECU smokes Blazers
for fifth win,
Sports Briefs
Gooden and Hershlser on Hall
Pete Rose's eligibility for
the baseball writers' Hall of
Fame ballot expired Monday
when the 2006 candidates were
announced, a group that includes
Cy Young Award winners Orel
Hershiser and Dwight Gooden.
Albert Belle, Will Clark and Chi-
cago White Sox manager Ozzie
Guillen were among 14 first-time
candidates on the 29-man ballot.
Bruce Sutter is the holdover who
came closest to election, falling
43 votes shy last year. Following
an Investigation of his gambling,
Rose agreed in August 1989 to a
lifetime ban. The Hall's board of
directors voted unanimously in
February 2001 that anyone on
the permanently ineligible list
couldn't appear on the BBWAA
ballot. Rose, baseball's career
hits leader, applied for reinstate-
ment in September 1997 and met
with commissioner Bud Selig in
November 2002. His efforts to
end his suspension appeared to
falter after he admitted in his
2004 autobiography, "Pete Rose:
My Prison Without Bars that
he bet on the Cincinnati Reds
while managing the teams in the
late 1980s. First-year candidates
include pitchers Rick Aguilera,
Alex Fernandez, Doug Jones and
John Wetteland and infielders
Gary DiSarcina, Gary Gaetti,
Gregg Jefferies, Hal Morris and
Walt Weiss. To gain election, a
player must be selected on 75
percent or more of the ballots.
Sutter was on 66.7 percent of
the ballots last year, followed
by Jim Rice (59.5), Rich Gossage
(55.2) and Andre Dawson (52.3).
Gooden was the NL Rookie of
the Year season in 1984 and won
the Cy Young the following year
after going 24-4 with a 1.53 ERA.
Hershiser was the Cy Young in
1988, when he pitched a record
59 consecutive scoreless innings
during the regular season, then
was selected MVP of the NL
championship series and the
World Series. Belle led the AL in
RBIs three times and finished a
.295 batting average, 381 homers
and 1,239 RBIs. Clark had a
.303 career average, 284 homers
and 1,205 RBIs. Guillen was AL
Rookie of the Year in 1985.
Holtz and his Pirates had plenty of reason to celebrate Saturday as they spoiled UAB's bowl hopes and also earned their fifth victory
Seniors bid farewell,
lay foundation for
The season finale was the
beginning of the end for 19
seniors. And an end to a begin-
ning for Skip Holtz in his first
year as ECU'S head coach.
Pierre Bell's second intercep-
tion with 1:52 remaining negated
a 'guarantee' win delivered mid-
week from UAB quarterback
Darrell Hackney. Two James
Pinkney kneels and a Chris
Johnson 6-yard rush later, ECU
ended its season with a 31-23
home victory.
"I know what type of person
Hackney was said senior cap-
tain Chris Moore.
"I knew he was going to
say something smart because
I've met him before, he's real
cocky ECU senior linebacker
Chris Moore said of Hackney's
"He threw three picks, they
lost and came out of here with an
'L that's all that matters
ECU (5-6,4-4) played spoiler
for the second consecutive week
knocking Marshall out of bowl
contention on the road. Hack-
ney's comments provided extra
incentive for the Pirates to finish
UAB's (5-6, 3-5) season.
"You don't come into some-
one's house and guarantee a win
said junior receiver Bobby Good.
"If we can't go to a bowl, then
we don't want anyone else to
Good picked up the slack
when star receiver Aundrae Alli-
son tweaked his knee and didn't
return. Allison suffered a MCL
injury after reeling in five catches
for 45 yards. The junior receiver
was the first ECU player ever to
eclipse the 1,000 yard mark in a
single-season. Allison caught 83
passes for 1,024 yards and seven
Good led the ECU receivers
with five balls for 104 yards. His
long reception was a 55-yard
touchdown on a read by Pinkney.
Tied at 10-all in the second quar-
ter, Pinkney saw the cornerback
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Pirates grit out a tough OT win, 70-68
McNeil hits clutch free throws down
the stretch to seal ECU victory
Too close for comfort. Ricky Stokes and Pirate
fans alike got an extra dose of drama as ECU had
to extend every ounce of their collective bodies to
fester off a pesky Wofford squad, 70-68 in overtime
on Saturday night.
With the score tied at 68 in the extra frame,
junior point guard Japhet McNeil hit two free
throws with 20.2 seconds remaining.
"I really don't like disappointing my team-
mates said junior point guard Japhet McNeil.
"We are family. I just went up there and knocked
the first two out. That's how I felt, that I had to
do it
McNeil later missed two free-throws with five
Courtney Captain hustles for a loose ball Saturday.
seconds left that would have iced the game. Instead,
ECU (2-1) had to cling on as a last-second Wofford
(2-3) prayer missed slightly.
"This really was a great basketball game said
first-year Head Coach Ricky Stokes.
"In the first half, Wofford made us play faster
then we really had to, but in the second half we
slowed things down a bit. Two teams played hard
tonight and although it wasn't pretty, we were able
to get the win
What wasn't so glorious or even mediocre were
both teams' shooting percentages. For the game, the
Pirates only sank 18.8 percent (3-of-18) from behind
the arc. Equally as disappointing was shooting 50
percent (11-22) from the free throw stripe.
Wofford shot 38.6 percent (22-57) from the
floor. And if not for a couple of three's late, the
Terrier three-point percentage would have dropped
see BASKETBALL page A9
Lady Pirates victorious in Thanksgiving tournament
SID � The ECU women's bas-
ketball team completed the UNCG
Airport Marriott Thanksgiving
Tournament with a 73-59 victory
in the championship game over
Longwood at Fleming Gymnasium
on the campus of UNC Greens-
The Lady Pirates (2-1) raised
their level of intensity early fol-
lowing halftime, trimming a
nine-point deficit to two points
just under four minutes into
the second half. LaCoya Terry's
three-pointer gave ECU its
first lead over the Lancers
(2-3) since the nine minute
mark of the opening half.
The two teams traded bas-
kets over the next five minutes
tying the score on five occasions,
before the Lady Pirates finally
built a 56-50 advantage to pull
away with 8:11 remaining in the
game. Six straight points, includ-
ing two free throws by Cherie
Mills pushed the Lady Pirates
lead to eight, and they would
never be challenged again.
"I was pleased with the second
half because we shot the ball
better tonight, which is a good
thing, but we were a little more
careless with the ball said Head
Coach Sharon Baldwin-Tener.
"We did a great job in the
second half on the boards, and
limited their second shots. Cherie
had a great tournament, and she
did a good job tonight of stay-
ing out of foul trouble, being
effective down on the block and
hitting her free throws
In a first half of streaks for both
teams ECU trailed 36-27 at the half.
Cherie Mills closed out the half
scoring a jump shot in the paint to
pull the Pirates within nine, scor-
ing her team-high 12 points by the
"In the first half it went
back-and-forth until we
fell behind right before the
half Baldwin-Tener said.
"For most of the game we
would make a run and they would
make a run, but once we built a
good lead we kept it. I was proud
with a young team being able to
handle being ahead and take care
of the ball, and finish up strong
Trailing 15-9 minutes into the
first half, ECU would go on an 8-
0 run over the next four minutes
to assume a two point advantage.
The Lancers answered with a run
of their own after reassuming the
lead to go on an 18-9 run and
close out the hdf leading 36-27.
During that stretch Longwood
connected on 7-of-7 free throw 5
attempts to lead.
Cherie Mills won Most Outstanding Player honors for the tournament.

Underneath velvet veneer,
iams is fierce competitor
KRT � He looks so placid, so professorial sitting
behind his desk. But looks can deceive about North
Carolina coach Roy Williams.
Some years ago, when he was coaching at
Kansas, his wile, Wanda, was asked, "What era
would you like to live in if not the present?"
"I'm not sure about me she replied. "But I'm
sure Roy would say back in the Wild West
"That's true Williams said later with a smile.
"Not that I would have been a gunslinger neces-
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Another anecdote about Williams: During the
Big 12 tournament one year, he was asked how
competitive his Jayhawks would be since they had
already secured an NCAA tournament bid.
"That's not going to be a problem he said. "If
I'm playing golf and you tell me that I'm going to
die when I step off the 18th green, I'm still going
to try to make that last putt
A block of granite rests beneath Williams'
velvet veneer, a combativeness that is as much a
part of him as his genteel manner. He can be, as
Wayne was in so many of his movies, a perfect
gentleman when at ease. But, again like Wayne,
he is transformed when challenged.
Williams and his Tar Heels meet Illinois on
Tuesday night in a feature presentation of the Big
Ten-ACC Challenge.
The Tar Heels lost the top seven scorers from the
team that defeated the lllini in last April's national
championship game.
They return just one player who scored in that
game forward David Noel, who made a free throw.
They are the first defending champions to enter
the season unranked since 1988. They are starting
over, down to nine scholarship players and depen-
dent on five freshmen.
But guiding them is Williams, who in 17 sea-
sons has never failed to take an eligible team to the
NCAA tournament. Does he have any idea what
will happen this season?
"None he says.
How does that leave him feeling?
"I've never tried to operate crisis management
he says. "I've been one of those organized guys. So
it's not an easy feeling. It's an unpleasant feeling.
"But it's exciting, no question about that. The
unknown, some people relish the unknown, some
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think I'd classify myself as either. It's just that we
don't know, and I'm looking forward to it
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daunting reconstruction project that has forced
him to assume varied roles. He must be a patient
teacher, guiding his young group through funda-
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bite on the intermediate route,
hitting Good in stride for the
long bomb.
Pinkney threw for 286 yards
on 21-of-33 passing and two touch-
downs. His totals earned him C-
USA Player-of-the-Week honors
for the third time this season.
Asked which quarterback was
the most talented, the Delray
Beach, Fla. native simply smiled.
Trying not to appear overconfi-
dent, the junior whispered, "the
stats will prove that
The statistics also prove that
Pinkney's season established
himself with past premier ECU
quarterbacks setting ECU junior
class single-season records in
passing yards (2,773), total yards
(2,966) and highest pass comple-
tion percentage (60.7). He also
equaled an East Carolina single-
season record for most 200-yard
passing games (10) while passing
Jeff Blake to move into third-
place on the school's career pass-
ing yardage list with 5,390. His
two TDs moved him into fourth
place on ECU'S all-time career
touchdown passes list with 33.
But Pinkney's seventh rush-
ing touchdown of the season was
the biggest. Facing a 3rd-and-8 in
UAB territory, Pinkney scrambled
26 yards for the go-ahead score.
Pinkney finished with six carries
for 47 yards.
Still, ECU'S offense became
stagnant deep into the fourth
quarter. After two drives sput-
tered, Hackney had a last-chance
effort to make good on his prom-
ise. But Bell, a redshirt freshman
corralled Hackney's third pick.
"We are taught at linebacker
to read the quarterback's eyes
said Bell.
"If he was looking one way,
go ahead and break
Hackney completed 23-of-43
passes for 278 yards. The all-time
leading UAB passer ran for his
first TD of the season. Blazer run-
ning back Marculus Elliott added
10S yards on 20 carries.
ECU kicker Robert Lee's 20-
yard FG in the first quarter tied
a single-season record for most
field goals with 17. Lee only
missed twice all season, connect-
ing on all 30 PAT attempts.
Defensively, Moore notched
a team-high 11 tackles. With
a 10-yard sack, the Havelock
native's sack set a C-USA record
for most tackles for loss (61.0).
For his career, Moore finished
with 41S tackles, ranking fourth
in ECU history.
Nineteen seniors were recog-
nized before the game with com-
memorative footballs. Through
four years, the five-win plateau
was the most the 2005 class
experienced. Careers that were
marred by different coaching
staffs and constant frustration
ended on high notes.
" This is a great win for these
seniors said Holtz.
"For the guys that aren't going
to put on an ECU uniform again,
they're going to walk out of here
with a smile on their face and
their head held high for the prog-
ress we've made as a program
Holtz constantly preached
the leadership of captains Gary
Freeman, Richard Koonce and
"This is one of the best classes
I've been around since I've been
here said Pinkney.
"They were dedicated from
the get-go, to get this thing
turned around and to get it going
the right direction
"We laid a foundation now
Moore said.
"(The seniors) are the build-
ing blocks. I think they're going
to be better than us
"We're not content with where
we are right now Holtz said.
"We still have a long way
to go. We're still in a building
mode. The ante's going up. Just
because we went 5-6 and became
competitive, we can't say 'alright
we're on easy street now. Let's
glide We've got to keep working
just as hard or harder as we have
up to this point to turn and get
over that next hurdle we have
"This win makes us want
to push harder in winter con-
ditioning, spring football and
everything Bell said.
"It makes us want to take that
extra step and go that extra mile
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from 23.1 percent (6-26) to down-
right embarrassing.
But despite the poor shoot-
ing, Wofford held tough In front
of 6,367 fans at Minges Coli-
seum. A team that upset Auburn
a season ago didn't back down
to ECU's constant challenges. At
three different stretches, the Ter-
riers pushed their lead to six.
Eric Marshall and Howard
Wilkerson paced Wofford scor-
ing 17 points apiece. Wilkerson,
a 6-foot-6-inch, 250-pound
senior nicknamed "Hit Man got
tangled with Corey Rouse after a
Wofford foul. Both players were
called for technical fouls causing
each to foul out.
But Marshall's late-game
heroics helped the Terriers more
than Wilkerson's. With ECU
leading 56-53 with two seconds
remaining, Marshall nailed a
three off a double screen to force
"We just talked to each other
and told ourselves that it is not
over said Courtney Captain on
playing a five-minute overtime
"The mistakes we made are
over and we have to keep playing
Sam Hinnant sank his first
three-pointer of the game with
1:35 left to extend the Pirate lead
to five. After a Tyronne Beale
layup with 57 seconds left, ECU
went up seven, 68-61. Two con-
secutive ECU turnovers erased
Wofford's deficit. An easy layup
from a deflected inbounds pass
following a Wofford field goal
tied the score at 68-all.
Beale and Rouse topped all
Pirates with 14 points apiece.
Rouse recorded a double-double,
corralling 11 boards. Captain, a
JuCo transfer was the only other
Pirate in double figures, notching
11 points on 4-of-9 shooting.
Jonathan Hart scored seven
points in 16 minutes while
notching six rebounds. Fellow
sophomore Tom Hammonds,
slowed by a weightlifting injury
added five points in 19 minutes.
Jeff Robinson, a freshman walk-
on from Lisle, 111 saw his first
game action logging six minutes.
In a rare scheduling mishap,
the teams are exchanging a
home-and-home series. ECU will
travel to Spartanburg, SC on Nov.
30. Tip-off is scheduled at 7 p.m.
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mentals as basic as a fast break,
and he must be a bulwark in
the face of dire predictions.
"You've got to talk about the
mental part of it he says.
"Hey, we're going to be OK.
Don't worry. We're going tobeOK
He must transform Noel and
junior Reyshawn Terry, his most
experienced returnees, from bit
players into stars, and he must per-
suade his freshmen that they too
can handle a new and bigger stage.
"Mentally they've got to
understand, last year we were
playing Brother Rice and now
we're playing Duke, but we're
going to be OK. We're strong as
a team he says.
He must infuse all his Tar Heels
with proper habits and, bereft of
an experienced star, he must
even be their security blanket.
"We don't have that presence
(that Patriots quarterback Tom)
Brady takes into the huddle,
that Joe Montana took into the
huddle Williams says.
"Tiger Woods always knows
that he's done it. These guys
have never done it on the biggest
stage. We have the U.S. Open
when North Carolina's playing
Duke, Maryland, (NC) State
The Tar Heels, as defending
champs and one of their sport's
most storied programs, have that
no matter whom they play. They
opened the season by rallying to
defeat Gardner-Webb, then fol-
lowed that with a 57-point rout
of Cleveland State and a 17-point
victory over UC-Santa Barbara.
Now come thelllini, clearly their
biggest test yet. But this is just the
kind of crunch that stirs Williams.
Back in 1988, when he suc-
ceeded Larry Brown and took
over unranked Kansas, the Jay-
hawks surprised everyone by
ripping off 13 wins in their first
14 games. Now he is reflecting
on a similar challenge.
"We're not going to be as bad
as people think, and I like that
part Williams says. "I've always
said the greatest place in the
world to be is be the underdog
when you're going to be pretty
darn good
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