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THE EAST CAROLINIAN
Volume 81 Number 38 WEDNESDAY January 11, 2006
Apple's Jobs unveils
new Macs using Intel
Trade deficit
widens as credit
card debt expands
Family members mourn the losses of 12 miners killed last week.
Last funerals planned
for Sago Mine victims
TALLMANSVILLE, W.Va. (AP)
Investigations were called into
both the Sago Mine disaster and
overall national mining safety as
the state prepared to say farewell
to the last two victims of West
Virginia's worst coal-mining
accident in more than 35 years.
Among the issues to be probed
will be the tragic miscommuni-
cation that led to the mistaken
belief that 12 of the trapped
miners had been rescued alive
on Jan. 2.
"I am asking for that because
I have witnessed firsthand the
unbelievable human suffering
that comes from miscommu-
nication Gov. Joe Manchin
said Monday.
Mourners planned to gather
Tuesday for two funerals,
including one held at the small
Baptist church where families
were mistakenly told all but one
had survived.
The funeral for 59-year-old
Fred Ware was scheduled for
Sago Baptist Church in Tall-
mansville, followed by services
for Terry Helms, 50, in Mason-
town. They were among the 12
miners killed.
There was no change Monday
in the neurological condition of
the only trapped miner to survive
the disaster. Randal McCloy Jr.
remained in critical condition,
fighting a fever and undergoing
dialysis.
Doctors treating McCloy at
West Virginia University's Ruby
Memorial Hospital in Morgan-
town declined to speculate on
when the 26-year-old would
fully wake up from a medically
induced coma or comment on
the extent of any brain damage
he might have suffered.
But physicians said that
McCloy's brain stem appeared
to be normal, and that a fever is
common for patients in intensive
care. McCloy was breathing on
his own, although he remained
connected to a ventilator as a
precaution and was responding
to stimuli, doctors said.
Federal and state mine safety
officials said they would hold
joint public hearings on the
accident. Meanwhile, Sen. Robert
C. Byrd, D-W.Va said federal
mine safety officials would be
called to testify before a Senate
subcommittee that would hold
hearings into the disaster begin-
ning Jan. 19.
"It's time for the decisions
affecting America's miners to be
made with their best interests at
heart Byrd said in a statement.
"That should be the legacy of the
Sago miners
Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va
also called for hearings into
the specific issue of coal mine
safety. He said Congress had not
held a comprehensive oversight
hearing of the federal Mine
Health and Safety Administra-
tion since 2001.
Also Monday, Manchin
named J. Davitt McAteer, who
oversaw the federal MSHA during
the Clinton administration, to
serve as his consultant, oversee
the work of state and federal
investigators and issue a report
on the disaster by July 1.
McAteer said legitimate ques-
tions exist about the number of
citations at Sago Mine, which had
208 alleged violations of federal
mine rules in 2005. The mine's
owner, International Coal Group
Inc has said it is working to cor-
rect the violations inherited from
the mine's former owner.
"We have made tremendous
strides in this country in terms
of production McAteer said.
"We are in the 21st century
in terms of the way we can
produce the coal. We simply
haven't brought the health and
safety aspects of mining into the
21st century
Apple Computer Inc. CEO Steve Jobs speaks at the Macworld Conference in San Francisco about
the new iMac technology.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP)
Apple Computer Incs
historic shift to Intel Corp.
microprocessors came ear-
lier than expected Tuesday as
CEO Steve Jobs unveiled an
updated iMac computer
based on the world's largest
semiconductor company's new
two-brained chip.
The switch to Intel was first
announced in June, when Apple
said it expected to begin making
the transition by the middle
of 2006.
But on Tuesday, Apple CEO
Steve Jobs was joined onstage by
Intel CEO Paul Otellini, who was
wearing a bunny suit, to make the
announcement.
"With (the) Mac OS X (oper-
ating system) plus Intel's latest
dual-core processor under the
hood, the new iMac delivers
performance that will knock our
customers' socks off said Jobs.
For years, Apple shunned
Intel, which has provided chips
that power a majority of the
world's PCs, along with Windows
software from Microsoft Corp. In
the late 1990s, Apple even ran
TV ads with a Pentium II glued
to a snail.
But Apple, looking for faster,
more energy-efficient chips,
became increasingly frustrated in
recent years as its chip suppliers,
IBM Corp. and Motorola Corps
spinoff, Freescale Semiconductor
Inc failed to meet its needs.
Of particular concern was
IBM's apparent inability to develop
a G5 chip that would work well in
notebook computers
Intel, on the other hand,
has been focusing on devel-
oping chips specifically tai-
lored for notebooks. In 2003, it
launched its Centrino notebook
technology with a processor
that boosted a longer battery
life by minimizing its power
demand without a major hit
to performance.
see APPLE page A2
Florida reviewing canker law after hurricanes
The rest of the world is worried Iran may use nuclear energy for
purposes other than fueling.
Iran says seals removed, research
into nuclear fuel has been resumed
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) Iran
removed seals on its nuclear
facilities Tuesday, ending a two-
year freeze on work there despite
warnings from the United States
and other countries concerned
about Tehran's nuclear ambi-
tions.
The United States rebuked
Iran for the move, calling it a
step toward creating the material
for nuclear bombs. British Prime
Minister Tony Blair's official
spokesman said the International
community was "running out of
patience" with Tehran.
Both countries, along with
France and Germany, have called
on Tehran to cease nuclear activi-
ties until an agreement has
been reached on the scope of its
nuclear program.
Iran announced plans last
week to resume research on
the production of nuclear fuel,
heightening concerns that Tehran
was moving toward building
atomic weapons. Iran says the
research is aimed at generating
electricity.
Mohammad Saeedi, the
deputy head of Iran's Atomic
Energy Organization, said Tues-
day that Iran was not resum-
ing the production of nuclear
fuel, a process that would
see NUCLEAR page A2
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP)
Agriculture officials are review-
ng a state law requiring the
destruction of citrus trees within
a 1,900-foot radius of one infected
with canker after the devastating
2005 hurricane season.
. The four storms that struck
or brushed the state not only
caused an estimated $2.2 billion
in damage to the state's crops'
and farming infrastructure, but
they are believed to have spread
dreaded citrus diseases that
threaten the state's signature
citrus crops.
Agriculture officials esti-
mate that hurricanes Wilma and
Katrina could be responsible for
spreading canker to 183,000
acres, or a quarter of the state's
commercial citrus groves.
As the Florida Department
of Agriculture tries to deter-
mine exactly how far canker has
spread, growers are seeking to
have the 1,900-foot law eased.
Any change must come from the
Legislature.
The department is gathering
more information before decid-
ing what other action, if any,
to take.
"That's a law, not a policy,
we can't just ignore it spokes-
woman Liz Compton said. "Right
now we're intensively cutting
positive trees, but we've shifted
resources to do intensive surveys
to find out where the canker is
Canker may have damaged a quarter of Florida's citrus crops.
before we make any decisions on
the future of the program
Last month, two citrus grow-
ers from Polk County sued the
state to challenge the consti-
tutionality of the eradication
program and its right to destroy
property without paying com-
pensation.
After a decade-long battle,
state and federal agriculture
workers had been close to elimi-
nating canker, which causes fruit
andfres to drop prematurely,
butfflBbcanes the past two sum-
meJBme spread the disease to
nevHrs in the heart of the
stateifltrus production.
Citrus canker creates unsightly
lesions on fruit, making it harder
to sell. The disease itself doesn't
kill the tree.
Overspending leads to debt.
Comparing multiple
countries'spending
habits
LEE SCHWARZ
STAFF WRITER
By Dec. 15, the U.S. trade
deficit, which is the difference
between a country's imports and
exports, had widened to nearly
$69 billion.
Republican Senator Olympia
Snow blamed countries like
China for not playing the trade
game fairly, thereby creating
the trade deficit by selling more
goods than they bought from the
United States.
A government has a broad
range of powers in determining
the trade landscape by instituting
tariffs and duties. Generally, the
trade deficit the United States
endures is attributed to a free
and wealthy society that is seen
as an economic paradigm of high
spenders who borrow $2 billion
a day from the rest of the world.
Americans generally spend $1.01
to every $1.00 they earn.
If it were not for the savings
of foreigners, American citizens
could not live beyond their means
as comfortably as they do.
U.S. lawmakers believe that
once the rest of the world catches
up to the United States in terms of
economic prowess and freedom,
the trade deficit will correct itself.
The concept of free trade is aimed
at achieving a kind of economic
equilibrium where competition
determines prices, wages and
location of businesses and will
give developing countries the
opportunity to catch up to the
industrialized world. The issue is
that the United States has more
people who can afford to buy
things than virtually everyone
else. However, the rest of the
world is beginning to catch up
and has developed some Ameri-
can habits like credit card debt.
In the United Kingdom, credit
card debt has reached an all-time
high with the average Briton now
owing $5,200 compared with the
United States where the average is
about $10,000. Bankruptcies are
up almost 50 percent in England
from only a year ago.
The trend in England could
very well continue growing as
credit in Britain is based on pay-
ment performance as opposed
to the United States' basis in
income.
It is conceivable that some-
one could make only the mini-
mum payments on their credit
and be awarded nearly infinite
credit. The strategy seems to
work due to recent laws allow-
ing UK citizens to "reset" their
credit ratings much sooner after
a bankruptcy.
Germans are the next most
indebted people in Europe with
about $3,500 in debt. Poorer
countries in Europe like Italy tend
to save more and borrow less and
thereby have the least amount of
debt per person because people
there have less confidence in
the economy, and their cynicism
works as an ally in keeping their
debt in check.
It seems that the higher
the standard, the more willing
people are to borrow excessively
with one exception.
Japan also has a lot of wealthy
consumers and a high standard
of living, but Japan is more of
a closed society, meaning there
is social pressure on its citizens
to buy domestic products and
to save more than borrow. No
such social pressure exists in
America, much to the chagrin of
many large manufacturers who
respond by locating their facto-
ries in foreign countries where
labor is cheap and tax breaks are
plenty. One great tax haven for
intellectual property is Ireland,
which is quickly becoming one of
the wealthiest nations in Europe
because of its tax treatment of
intellectual foreigners.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian.
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WEDNESDAY January 11. 2006
Announcements
Irish Archaeology
Lecture
John Bradley of the National
University of Ireland- Monmouth
will present "Archaeology and
the End of Irish History" as part
of the Medieval Irish History and
Archaeology Lecture Series at 7
p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12 in Flanagan
265. The event is free and open
to the public.
Tutu celebrates MUX
Day at ECU
Naomi Tutu, the daughter of
famed South African Archbishop
Desmond Tutu, will visit Greenville
in observance of the Martin Luther
King, Jr. holiday. The event will
be held Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 7
p.m. in the Hendrix Theater. For
more information, contact David
Dennard at 328-4364 or the
Ledonia Wright Cultural Center
at 328-6495.
Book Signing
ECU foreign language professor
Steven Cerutti will hold a book
signing for his book Word of
the Day: The Unlikely Evolution
ot College English. The book is
inspired byCerutti's popular class
on Greek and Latin Vocabulary
Building (CLAS 1300). For more
information, contact Steven Cerutti
at 328-6031 orcerrutis@mall.ecu.
edu.
MUX Vigil and March
ECU will hold a candlelight
vigil and march on College Hill
at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16 in
celebration of Martin Luther King,
Jr. Day. A musical performance
by ECU professors Louise Toppin
and Gerald Knight with Gregory
Thompson of Johnson University,
followed by selections from the
ECU Gospel Choir, the choir from
the Immanuel Baptist Church
and the ECU choral students will
follow at 7 p.m. in Hendrix Theater.
All events are free and open to
the public. For more information,
contact David Dennard at 328-
4363 or the Ledonia Wright
Cultural Center at 328-6495.
Student Volunteer
Students at ECU will be
encouraged to participate in the
MLK Day Volunteer Challenge
Monday, Jan. 16. Volunteers will
contribute to a daylong effort
organized by ECU'S Volunteer
and Service Learning Center.
Volunteer Venues include the
Boys and Girls Club, Creating
Cheer, Hope Lodge and the
Martey Fund. Students will sign
in at 8 a.m. in Mendenhall Student
Center, attend at memorial at 9
a.m. and begin their volunteer
projects at 9:45 a.m. Registration
forms are available at ecu.edu
cs-studentlifevolunteermlk.cfm.
For more information, contact the
Volunteer and Service Learning
Center at 328-2735.
Award-winning Piano
Performance
Joyce Yang, 12th Van Cliburn
International Piano Competition
Silver Medalist, will perform
at 8 p.m. in Wright Auditorium
Thursday, Jan. 19. Yang has
recently had several concert
engagements and has recorded
a CD. Upcoming collaborations
include the Indianapolis and
Tucson Orchestras and the
Grammy award-winning Takacs
Quartet. Tickets are required. For
more information, contact the
Central Ticket Office at 328-4788
or 1-800-ECU-ARTS.
National Follc Acid
Week
The week of Jan. 9 - 15 is
National Folic Acid Awareness
Week sponsored by the North
Carolina Folic Acid Council. The
week highlights the necessity
for people to consume enough
folic acid, which is crucial to cell
growth Pregnant women are
at a particularly high risk of a
deficiency. North Carolina is in
a region of the country with high
incidence rates of neural tube
birth defect, and consuming 400
meg of folic acid per day can
reduce the risks of NTD by as
much as 70 percent. For more
information, visit getfolic.com.
Upcoming Meetings
The SGA Senate will meet in
the Mendenhall Social Rooms,
located downstairs, at 5 p.m.
The Greenville City Council will
meet Thursday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m.
in the City Council Chambers in
downtown Greenville.
News Briefs
State
Feds Indict alleged Klan
members In gun conspiracy
RALEIGH, NC (AP) - Seven alleged
associates of a Ku Klux Klan leader
who once threatened to blow up
Johnston County's courthouse
and kill the sheriff faced federal
charges Monday that they
conspired to further their plot by
trading in stolen firearms.
The seven Include the son and wife
of Charles Robert "Junior" Barefoot
Jr the self-proclaimed leader of the
Nation's Knights of the Ku Klux Klan,
based In Benson. He is being held on
a state murder charge In the slaying of
Lawrence Arthur Pettit of Jacksonville,
whose decomposed body was found
in a Sampson County field in 2003.
Barefoot also faces federal charges of
possessing explosives in his home.
Federal prosecutor Eric Goulian
referred questions about the case to
Johnston County Sheriff Steve Bizzell,
who was allegedly targeted by the
Klan chapter.
"Were they capable of carrying out
this plan? Pretty much so Bizzell
said Monday.
Barefoot was arrested in 2002 after
federal and local authorities raided
his home near Benson and found
25 firearms and bomb-making
equipment. The raid followed a
tip to authorities that Barefoot s
organization planned to blow up the
courthouse and kill Bizzell.
Firearms are also the root of the
federal indictments issued late last
month and unsealed Monday. The
seven named in the indictment were
accused of conspiring to steal 31
guns from a building in Benson in
October 2001 and selling some of
them for at least $1,650.
Bizzell said the money was intended
to finance the Klan chapter's plans.
Coyote attacks three people,
rabies a concern
ASHEVILLE, NC (AP) - Three people
attacked by a coyote Monday
were in good condition as they
awaited the results of a rabies test.
The animal bit landscape worker
Richard Zerbe on the nose while he
and colleague Eric Parsons were
working at a home. Zerbe and fellow
bite victims Bessie Watkins and
Audrey Ann Huska received rabieo
shots at Mission Hospital, hospital
spokeswoman Merrell Gregory said.
The three were in good condition,
Gregory said.
Animal control workers captured the
coyote and sent a brain tissue sample
for analysis after killing it.
The results of the rabies test were
expected within three days, said
Asheville police public information
officer John Dankel.
"There are other diseases animals
can have that result in this bizarre
behavior, but the most obvious
suspect is rabies he said.
The coyote population has
increased in western North Carolina
as competitors such as wolves
and cougars have disappeared in
recent years, said Bob Fay, animal
curator at the Western North Carolina
Nature Center.
National
Snow: New Bush budget will
contain tight spending controls
on programs
WASHINGTON (AP) - President
Bush's new budget will contain tight
spending controls across a wide
swath of government programs as
a way of getting the deficit under
control, Treasury Secretary John
Snow said Tuesday.
Snow said the budget that the
administration will present to
Congress in early February will
continue to make progress on the
president's pledge to cut the deficit
in half as a percentage of the overall
economy by 2009.
It will accomplish that by containing
government spending while
maintaining Bush's other goal of
making permanent his first-term tax
cuts, which are all due to expire at
the end of 2010.
To achieve the twin goals of reducing
the deficit and maintaining the tax
cuts, Bush's proposed budget for
2007 will show the administration
"pressing awfully hard to control
spending Snow said in an interview
with a small group of reporters.
The new budget, which would cover
the budget year that begins next Oct.
1, is expected to contain tight limits
on non-security spending.
The budget deficit for 2005 fell to
$319 billion, still the third-highest on
record, after an all-time high, in dollar
terms, of $413 billion in 2004.
Many economists are forecasting
that the deficit for the current budget
year will again rise above $400 billion,
inflated by government spending on
reconstruction efforts after the Gulf
Coast hurricanes.
Bush predicting more testing and
sacrifice In Iraq this year
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush
urged Iraqis on Tuesday to put aside
political, religious and sectarian
differences to form a government of
national unity, warning that the country
"risks sliding back into tyranny" if it
dwells on old grievances.
An AP-lpsos poll found just 39
percent of those surveyed last week
approved of his handling of the war,
compared with 41 percent in early
December.
Violence against Iraqis and U.S.
troops has surged in recent days.
Bush vowed that the United States
would not change course because
of the bloodshed. "We will settle for
nothing less than complete victory
the president said.
Bush acknowledged deep differences
over his Iraq policy but said, "Support
forthe mission In Iraq should not be a
partisan matter He said Americans
should hold their leaders to account
for how they conduct the debate over
the war.
The still-unannounced results of Iraq's
parliamentary elections last month
are expected to show the religious
Shiite United Iraqi Alliance with a
strong lead. The Shiites will, however,
need to form a coalition government
with support from Kurdish and Sunni
Arab political groups.
Bush, in his remarks, said Iraq was
making progress in fashioning a
democracy in Iraq, rebuilding the
economy and training Iraqi forces
to take over responsibility for the
country's security from American
military personnel.
He also pressed foreign governments
who have not yet followed through
on their financial pledges to Iraq's
reconstruction to do so quickly.
World
Israel agrees to permit
Palestinian voting In east
Jerusalem
JERUSALEM (AP) - Defense Minister
Shaul Mofaz on Tuesday said
Israel will permit Arab residents
of Jerusalem to vote in upcoming
Palestinian elections - a key step
toward resolving a standoff that had
threatened to derail the balloting.
Mofaz said Israel would follow
the policy of previous Palestinian
elections, including last year's
presidential vote, when it permitted
a small number of Jerusalem Arabs
to cast votes in local post offices. The
remainder were permitted to vote in
outlying suburbs in the West Bank.
"Israel's policy regarding elections in
east Jerusalem will stay like it was
Mofaz told reporters while on a tour
near the city. The arrangements
were reached under interim peace
agreements in the mid-1990s.
Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat
said he hadn't heard anything official
from the Israeli government about the
plan. "Ifthis is the case, I welcome this
position of the Israeli government
he said.
The status of Jerusalem is one of
the most sensitive issues in the
Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Israel
claims all of Jerusalem as its capital.
The Palestinians claim the eastern
sector of the city as capital of its
future state.
Israel had been threatening to prevent
voting in Jerusalem because the
Islamic group Hamas, which Is
committed to Israel's destruction,
is running in the Jan. 25 election.
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas
said the election would be canceled
if Palestinians in east Jerusalem
weren't allowed to vote.
Ukraine's parliament dismisses
prime minister, Cabinet over
Russian gas deal
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Parliament fired
the Cabinet Tuesday because of a
new deal with Russia that nearly
doubled what Ukraine pays for
natural gas.
Prime Minister Yuri Yekhanurov and
the justice minister, however, said
the vote was nonbinding and vowed
that the current Cabinet would
continue working.
Russia and Ukraine last week ended a
bruising public fight over the supply of
natural gas to this ex-Soviet republic
with a deal which nearly doubles
the price of gas for Ukraine. Earlier,
Yekhanurov defended the deal,
calling it a "compromise" needed to
prevent Ukraine from being deprived
of gas supplies.
Lawmakers in the 450-seat
Verkhovna Rada voted 250-50 with
two abstentions to fire Yekhanurov
and his Cabinet, but required that
the government continue work until
a new Cabinet is appointed.
Under the deal between the two
countries, Ukraine must pay $95
for 1,000 cubic meters of gas, up
from $50.
On Jan. 1, Russia's state-owned
natural gas monopoly Gazprom
cut off supplies to Ukraine after the
country refused to meet its demand
for a fourfold price increase. Other
European countries also reported
drops in their supplies and Gazprom
accused Ukraine of siphoning off gas
bound for Europe in a pipeline to the
West - a charge Ukraine denied.
Russia supplies about one-quarter
of the gas consumed in Europe
and 80 percent of that goes
through Ukraine.
Seattle closing in on record Nuclear i
for consecutive days of rain
A man walks through rain near Public Market in downtown Seattle.
SEATTLE (AP) After 22 con-
secutive days of measurable rain,
Seattle is closing in on a record
so dismal even forecasters in this
city famous for its gray skies are
complaining.
With more wet weather pre-
dicted over the next several
days, Seattle may soon break a
record set in 1953. The city saw
33 consecutive days of measur-
able precipitation then, the most
since the National Weather Ser-
vice office there started tracking
rainfall in 1931.
"Usually we have a few days
of rain and one or two days of
cloudy and dreary days and then
it rains again and that's the way it
goes weather service meteorolo-
gist Johnny Burg said Monday.
"We're not getting our dry days in
between, just having one system
follow another
A trace of rain fell Dec. 18, but
the real wet weather started the
following day.
Since October, when the
weather service's "weather year"
began, Seattle has had nearly 18
inches of rain, about 2 inches
above normal and well above this
time last year, when the city had
received 11 inches of rain.
Mudslides blocked railroad
tracks north of Seattle for most
of the weekend as well as a
highway near Port Orchard
on the Kitsap Peninsula.
State Route 166 was closed
indefinitely in both directions
Apple from page A1
During last week's
International Consumer Elec-
tronics Show, Intel unveiled the
latest generation, the Core Duo,
which features two comput-
ing engines on a single piece
of silicon.
It was that chip that Apple
decided to fit into the new
iMac.
The Core Duo chip's low
energy requirements are expected
to enable ever-smaller computers,
including some built right into
television sets as the industry
gears its machines more toward
multimedia use.
Sunday because of damage from
a mudslide.
It was miserable In the moun-
tains Monday, too. Forecasters
said heavy snow falling amid
gusty winds in the Cascades
would continue through Tuesday,
with about a foot falling every
12 hours.
The Olympic Mountains also
were getting slammed, with 6 to
11 inches predicted every 12 hours
through Tuesday afternoon.
Seattle natives often joke that
it's easy to spot the tourists and
transplants when it's raining
because they're the ones using
umbrellas.
Not Nora Bailey, who moved to
Seattle from northeastern France
about 10 years ago. Bailey said the
rain doesn't bother her as much as
the unyielding grayness.
"It's been a little depressing,
but you know, what are you going
to do?" the 32-year-old said as she
ate at a Pike Place Market bakery.
Richard Comer, 43, who moved
to Seattle from the Fresno, Calif
area four years ago, went without
a raincoat Monday. Cleopatra, the
pit bull-lab that kept him com-
pany, wore a yellow slicker.
"I'm getting pretty used to
it, so 1 don't really notice it that
much anymore, Comer said.
Though Seattle is famous for
its rain, the city's average annual
rainfall from 1970 to 2000 was
37.07 inches, compared to 49.71
inches for New York City.
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involve uranium enrichment.
"What we resume is merely
in the field of research, not more
than that he said at a news con-
ference. "We make a difference
between research on nuclear fuel
technology and production of
nuclear fuel.
"Production of nuclear fuel
remains suspended
Inspectors from the Interna-
tional Atomic Energy Agency affixed
the seals more than two years ago
after Iran agreed to the measure
in an effort to dampen suspicions
about its nuclear ambitions.
IAEA inspectors were pres-
ent Tuesday as Iranian officials
began removing the seals, spokes-
woman Melissa Fleming said
from Vienna, Austria, where the
agency is based. She declined to
say whether the Iranians planned
to start enriching uranium
or would be satisfied with
testing the equipment used in
the process.
In Vienna, the chief U.S. rep-
resentative to the IAEA, Gregory
L. Schulte, said that by cutting
the seals, Iran had shown "its dis-
dain for international concerns
and its rejection of International
diplomacy
"The regime continues to
choose confrontation over coop-
eration, a choice that deepens the
isolation of Iran and harms the
interests of the Iranian people
he said.
The United States has threat-
ened to bring Iran before the U.N.
Security Council for possible
sanctions If it doesn't cooperate
with international mediators.
Whether or not Iran should
be referred to the Security Coun-
cil depends on the outcome of
discussions within the IAEA,
Blair's spokesman said, speak-
ing on condition of anonymity
because he was not authorized to
have his name published.
"We are concerned by the
reports from the International
Atomic Energy Agency the
spokesman said. "Everyone needs
to be clear that this does amount
to yet another breach of IAEA
resolutions
In Berlin, German Foreign
Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier
said Tehran had "crossed lines
which it knew would not remain
without consequences adding
that he planned to consult with
his French and British colleagues
on whether there is any basis for
more talks with Iran.
Russia, Iran's close ally, also
expressed concern that Tehran
had removed seals on Its nuclear
research facilities and called
on Iran to maintain Its mora-
torium on enrichment pending
negotiations, Russian news
agencies reported.
Earlier Tuesday, Deputy
Foreign Minister Sergei Klslyak
said that a Russian delegation
had confirmed to Iranian
officials that Moscow's offer
to jointly enrich Iranian
uranium on Russian territory
still stands, the Interfax news
agency reported.
The proposal, backed by the
European Union and the United
States, was designed to ease
concerns that Iran would use
the fuel to build a bomb. Lavrov
said Moscow was coordinating
its actions with Germany, Britain
and France, Interfax reported.
Iran has insisted it would
not agree to move enrichment
abroad.
In a foreign policy address
Tuesday, French President Jacques
Chirac warned Iran it would
be committing a "grave error"
if it ignored the international
community's repeated warn-
ings and pressed ahead with its
nuclear program.
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OPINION
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edltor@theeastcarollnian.com 252.328.9238
JENNIFER L HOBBS Editor In Chief
January 11,2006
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My Random Column
Near or far
Friendship is an amazing relationship between
people. You can see a friend everyday or not
for years and depending on the quality in the
beginning, you can pick up where you left off.
My best friend who I have had since I was In
the sixth grade transferred to ECU last fall. I
can't believe I survived two years without her,
because I see her everyday now and go crazy
when I don't talk to her for a while. I guess there
are just some bonds that you cannot break
even when they were stretched for hundreds
of miles at a time.
With that said, I have a friend that I haven't
talked to in more than four years, and we found
each other a few months ago on MySpace. I
have talked to him almost every day for the
past week or so and we just picked up like we
never stopped talking. He is planning to come
to ECU to see me soon and I am so excited.
Who would have thought that a simple little
Web site could render so many lost friendships
found again?
Some people say that absence makes the heart
grow fonder. I can see that as being true because
over time, you forget all the bad things that once
mattered and are open to the idea of a new start
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and a friendship that is strong and new.
I am in awe of this concept.
From friends 3,000 miles away to ones who are
down the road or across the hall, there is no
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friends. I think it makes you a better person to
be able to span distances that far.
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without the peers I have had friendships with in
the past. Whether I am still friends with them or
we no longer talk, they have built my expecta-
tions for other people and relationships I have
now and will have in the future.
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DANIEL BROCK
OPINION COLUMNIST
Well we're back. If not in spirit
then at least in body. Though
many didn't make it back for the
first day of classes, it seems most
everyone is now present and
accounted for. That means you
probably have your hands full
of syllabi hot off the presses all
making a different set of demands
for your time and effort, some of
which induce sighs of relief at
their brevity, while others inspire
trepidation as they read like a
novella. A great many things are
to be learned from a syllabus.
From explicit items like required
texts to things to read between
the lines such as how pretentious
your professor is, syllabi are the
Rosetta Stone for your courses.
There is one item on any
syllabus that stands head and
shoulders above the others in
importance and urgency. It is the
first thing that I, and you, should
make your self aware of when
scanning any syllabus. I'm refer-
ring to the attendance policy.
Attendance policies date back
to biblical times as the Bible states,
"Forsake not the assembling of
your selves together I'm not
sure if that includes 8 a.m. biol-
ogy labs, but that's what it says.
Some teachers coldly demand
near-perfect attendance, claiming
it is disrespectful to miss one of
their diatribes. Other professors
bypass the issue, wearily telling of
the four sections and 800 students
they have for the semester.
With the swirling winds of a
new semester, the last thing that
students need are discrepancies
in attendance policies. In one
class, I can miss four days and
still get all my points. In another
class, I can miss the second
Wednesday of each month but
only if it's a waning moon and
my birthday falls within 60
days of the first day of class. It's
too much people. That's why I
propose that ECU do away with
attendance policies altogether.
That's right, come as you are
or don't.
Now I'm sure some stodgy
tweed-wearing professors are
steaming. They'll say that if we
want a standardized attendance
policy, it should be perfect atten-
dance. In fact, professors might
not be the only ones holding
such a view. It's probable that
a few prudish students would
propose that no absence be tol-
erated. Well that is ludicrous. I
have two schedules to keep, class
and social. They are the yin and
yang of college life, and I don't
believe that one should suffer at
the hands of the other.
Am I saying that we should
shirk responsibility and party
until we get kicked out of school?
No. I am saying that if you do all
of your assigned work and earn
a passing grade regardless of the
fact you made it to class only
three times, then pass the class
you should.
Is going to class just three times
in a semester going-to maximize
your grade? Probably not. But that
is the point - it's your decision.
When you came out of high school
people told you that you were going
to be on your own and were going
to have unlimited freedom. Well,
I don't feel free when I'm tethered
to a class by a stringent attendance
scheme. We're being oppressed
and the man is keeping us down.
Alright maybe it's not that bad, but
we shouldn't be forced to go to class
if we don't fee like it or are too hung
over to attend.
At this point, cries of gross
irresponsibility are going up all
around campus. Terms like "The
real world" and "job" are being
thrown around. Well guess what
people - college isn't the real world
or a job. I don't think (normal)
people are getting smashed on
Tuesday Mug nights in the real
world, and the last time I checked
you got paid to attend your job,
not the other way around.
Sure we pay to attend class
and some would say that is
reason enough to go. Well I'm
not here to be in class, I'm here to
pass class. If I can do that without
dragging myself into the cold
every morning, then why should
a professor or classmate have any
qualms with it?
Everyone likes to perform
in front of sold out crowds and
our esteemed professors are no
different. Professors put in a lot
of time and preparation into
their lessons and I appreciate
that. However, I believe that
sometimes their attendance
policies are ego-driven. I mean,
how could our day possibly be
fulfilled without a dose of their
extensive wisdom?
Perhaps no attendance policy
is a bit extreme, but it would
build more responsibility than
one might think. You would
have to gauge your own abilities
to determine how much class
time you needed. It would force
you to do an honest assessment
of yourself, because if you were
untruthful, you would probably
fail and it would be no one's fault
but your own.
If attendance policies cannot
be eradicated, then perhaps ECU
should consider instituting some
sort of uniform two level policy.
Professors wishing to grade on
attendance vould have to allow
five absences before deducting
points, and professors who don't
want to be a buzz kill I mean
grade on attendance, can carry
on as they have been. It would be
noted on each syllabus which plan
the instructor was implementing
and everyone would know where
they stood in each class.
All I'm saying is that we
should have the right to choose
to go to class, not that we should
miss class everyday. Going to
class is its own reward, and miss-
ing does bear consequences. Who
hasn't walked into a class after
missing a couple days and notices
that everyone has scan sheet, and
you have no idea what's going
on. In some classes it really is
vital to attend, but in something
like Intro to Computers let's just
phone it in.
So let's hope that attendance
policies go the way of the dino-
saurs and Limp Bizkit. That's
about it. I have to go to class - I
can only miss one more day.
In My Opinion
(KRT) The young woman
was sandy-haired, not much over
30, slender and fairly attractive.
But somewhere along the way she
had given up on men. What she
really wanted was a baby - and
she wasn't especially choosy
about who would perform the act
of fathering the child.
"After all she added breezily,
"it's the 21st century
Casual conversations these
days can certainly take odd detours.
I, the father of a teenager,
looked at this young woman
from across a gulf of more than
20 years and thought: Be careful
what you wish for. I'm blessed
as a father, but parenting is hard
enough with two. I couldn't
imagine doing it alone.
The young woman mentioned
the last guy who had agreed to
well, you know. He had changed
his mind for some reason. It didn't
work out. Meanwhile, her biologi-
cal clock was ticking.
To me, it's always shocking to
hear this sort of thing from unmar-
ried women. Of course, it would have
been useless to try to argue her out
of her dream. 1 did remark, however,
that if she succeeded in becoming
pregnant, about 15 years later she
might see things in a different light.
She might wish she had some help.
More women today are think-
ing along similar lines. No,
this isn't the single-parenthood
paradigm of the Inner city. These
aspiring mothers have decent
incomes. Their children are less
likely to grow up poor.
A recent New York Times
story headlined, "First Comes the
Baby Carriage" reported on the
growing number of single women
choosing to be inseminated with
sperm purchased online.
They peruse profiles of anony-
mous donors and make their selec-
tion as if from a genetic buffet.
Some who become pregnant send
other women their leftover sperm.
A dozen years from now,
what will the children of these
women think about this brave
new world? All children want to
know the special story of their
origins. What will these women
tell them?
The other day I was scanning
cable channels and landed on
a chat show in which Maureen
Dowd, The New York Times col-
umnist, dryly noted that men are
no longer needed for reproduc-
tion. Dowd has a book out titled
"Are Men Necessary?"
The Times story about women
buying sperm on the Internet
covered all the angles, except
one: It virtually ignored the pos-
sible effect on children.
At one point, the reporter
observed - as one might take
note of a quaint but archaic myth
- that some of these women are
accused of being selfish, "because
of the widely held belief that
two-parent homes are best for
children
How we strain mightily to
deny the obvious. It's true that not
all two-parent families are exem-
plars of domestic harmony. Yes,
some relationships are destruc-
tive, some couples shouldn't stay
together, etc. etc. Every general
rule has exceptions.
Yet most parents know there
are times when Junior can't talk
to Mom, and if there's somebody
around called "Dad Junior's
chances of getting the emotional
connection he needs are greater.
And it works the other around
way as well. Sometimes, Mom is
the best person to consult. As they
grow up, kids gravitate from one
parent to the other, in a mysteri-
ous but perceptible rhythm.
For 10 years I was a Big Brother
volunteer. My "little brother
DeAndre, is grown up now. He
drops by occasionally, and last
year he mentioned that he had
traveled north to another state
to meet the man he believed to
be his father.
Up to that moment, DeAndre
had never laid eyes on the man.
DeAndre's mom loved him and
worked hard to give him a decent
life. But the absence of his father
left a void. He rarely mentioned
the subject, but it would pop out
sometimes. Once, he blurted
defiantly, "My father will miss
seeing me grow up
To the morons complaining about the soccer
team getting cut because "football stinks too and
they don't get cut let me explain something to
you: Football, before four years ago, went to four
straight bowl games, they beat Miami and had
six winning seasons in a row. Soccer, in 41 years,
has had only one season where they won more
games than they lost ever!
The color of the book and the "her name might
be" answer when asking for the class or professor
are not appropriate answers. Print out your book
list, save you and 1 time when walking through
the crowded aisles at the bookstore.
THE Ohio State University once again proves
their greatness!
Now that it's spring, it seems that more and more
people are getting motivated to go to the gym.
Really, that's great. But seriously, don't dawdle
on the machines, use them and get off. Also, the
track isn't for you and your five friends to walk
in a line so no one can get around unless they
duck and dodge you. If you're going to walk, get
in the outer lane. Thanks
Cold season is the worst season ever created. Why
are we tortured so?
Two hour parking and five hours of work means
moving my car twice and losing time I could be
putting toward my job. Thanks city of Greenville
for those two hours, a meter guy and a lack of
enough parking around town so I can park close
to my job.
So a professor is a brilliant chemist and is doing
incredible research that will greatly credit the
university. Is speaking the same language as the
students you're teaching not also a requisite for
teaching here?
As a freshman, I am perfectly comfortable
acknowledging that the rest of you suck! "Ooh!
Alcohol and freedom Grow up so I can study!
To the people complaining about dropping
the soccer program: do some research before
showing your ignorance. Soccer has not had a
winning season in 40 some years and did not
win a single game this year. Football at ECU has-
a winning tradition and had a few bad years
because of stupid hire by an Ex-AD. We have the
right coach here now and things are heading up.
Basketball has never been a strong sport for ECU
but it's still a revenue sport. That's the difference
between soccer, football and basketball. Soccer
not only lost on the field for ECU but also lost
in the revenue column of the budget.
Now that the holidays are over, no one is hiring
and I need a job. Can someone hook me up?
Ms. Bernice at West End Dining makes up for
the mistreatment from every other Aramark
employee. Thanks Bernice for being so nice! I look
forward to seeing your face every morning!
To the person that said that Marcus Vick is just
as bad as his brother. Michael Vick is a great
quarterback and the face of the NFL. Marcus is
an awesome quarterback too, he just needs to get
his life together! Don't hate.
Does no one else have a job? Is there no one else
at this school who has a desire to one day stop
leaching off their parents income and support
themselves? From whose pocket is the money for
all of your outrageous cars and the endless flow
of spending cash coming from? I have 17 hours
this semester and a ton of extra-curricular crap
too! Get a job, you bum!
If 60 percent of a class fails, does it not say some-
thing about a teacher's ability to do his job? I say
free As for all!
Professors who write their own book, good or
bad? I haven't decided yet? Cheaper yes, boring
maybe and no pictures to distract me, hum?
UBE doesn't have it Student Store doesn't have
it Where am I supposed to get my book for class
tomorrow that I have homework in?
I need medicine to cure my cold, why doesn't 360
carry anything that will help. I don't need to be
put to sleep and don't have allergies, someone
help me stop coughing!
Who hates that the east end of campus smells
like rotten eggs? Construction here at ECU never
ends does it?
Just one time I would like to be able to get all of
my books at the same time. School started on
Friday and I still can't get my class packet. Get on
the ball guys, you get paid to make the packets
so why aren't they on the shelves yet?
Destination 360 is redesigned and we lost the
Mexican food section, where do I go for quesadil-
las at night now?
Western Carolina rents their books to the stu-
dents. That would save me 400 dollars and hours
of my life.
Why is a book on fashion a hundred dollars?
Please tell me that chemistry and biology
should be the only books that should cost that
much. Those people are going to get their money
back from a job one day Those are the only
ones worth that much.
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Page A4 features@theeastcarolinian.com 252.328.6366 CAROIYN SCANDURA Features Editor KRISTIN MURNANE Assistant Features Editor WEDNESDAY January 11, 2006
Pick of the Week:
Movie CD
The Producers
Mel Brooks crosses every imaginary
line possible with his Broadway-
turned-movie The Producers. This
Tony-winning musical revolves
around infamous producer (and old
lady lover) Max Bialystock (Nathan
Lane) and his partner in crime Leo
Bloom (Matthew Broderick). The
two decide that they can make more
money with a flop than a hit and
therefore put together the neo-Nazi
show Springtime lor Hitler. The movie
also stars Uma Thurman as Ulla, the
Swedish receptionistsecretary, and
Will Ferrell as the Nazi playwright.
This production will have you either
rolling with laughter or silenced in
shock - either way, both the movie
and the soundtrack are worth the
money.
Keeping your New Year's resolutions
2006 - Great time to drop old habits
and set new goals
MEREDITH STEWART
SENIOR WRITER
Recipe:
Chicken and Rice Casserole
2 (1412-oi) can green beans, rinsed
and drained
3 cups diced cooked chicken
1 medium onion diced and sauteed
1 (8-oz.) can water chestnuts, drained
and chopped
1 (4-oz.) can pimentos
1 (10 34-oz.) can condensed cream
of celery soup
1 cup mayonnaise
6 oz long-grain and wild rice, cooked
according to package directions
1 cup grated sharp Cheddar
Pinch salt
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix all ingredients together and pour
into a greased three-quart casserole
dish. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or
until bubbly.
Horoscopes:
2006 has quickly come upon us and we all
know what that means - time to make, and hope-
fully keep, our New Year's resolutions. This annual
ritual allows many to become more dedicated to
self-improvement. This tradition goes all the way
back to 153 B.C. and was originally symbolized by
the mythical king Janus. Early Romans believed
Janus had two faces and could look back at the
past and forward into the future. They used this
time to find forgiveness from their allies and
exchange gifts to celebrate the New Year.
Today, many begin their new year with goals
and commitments to themselves in hopes of get-
ting a new start and dropping all those bad habits.
Goal setting develops a personal difference in
one's life and demonstrates how persistence and
dedication lead to a happier and healthier lifestyle.
Making resolutions is the first and easiest step,
but it takes discipline to keep them. One of the
most popular New Year's resolutions is to lose
weight. Although it is the most popular, it also
seems to be one that people have a difficult time
keeping. They continue with the same excuses as
the year before - not enough time, too tired after
a busy day to hit the gym and healthier food is
more expensive. Instead of making excuses, try
to look at the positive side - losing weight lowers
the risk of some cancers, lowers blood pressure,
increases longevity and makes you look and feel
much better.
"My New Year's resolution is to go the gym
when I get free time, and so far I've been doing
well with that said Stephanie Marshall, fresh-
man business major.
Another popular resolution is to quit smok-
ing. Many have tried to accomplish this and have
failed. If that's you, don't let it get you down.
Remember a new year equals a new start. Many
have to try at least four times to finally drop this
bad breath, yellow teeth and black lungs habit,
but now is finally the time to enoy a smoke-free

Top 5
New Year's Resolutions
Enhance important
organizational skills
Aries - Should you hide out or strut
about, pretending to be important? If
those are your only two options, you
should definitely choose the former.
Taurus - There's more money coming
your way, possibly from work already
done. Don't be shy about asking
those who owe you to pay up.
Gemini - You're liable to find the
answer you're seeking in the midst
of a lively debate. If the other guy has
the answer you're after, admit it and
say "thanks
Cancer - Your careful routine is liable
to be disrupted. Something more
urgent takes priority. Be ready to
change course quickly.
Leo - You're very popular, but don't
let your social activities interfere
with your private life. A little broken
promise can hurt a lot
Virgo - There are lots of great ideas
floating around now. One leads to
another, half of which will never work.
Write down the others.
Libra - Convince the skeptics there
are things worth getting excited
about. Start planning a long trip
for next summer. That ought to get
them going.
Scorpio - It's hard to find the money
to get everything you want. If you Using a planner is one easy way to plan and stay organized
can't do it all at one time, do it bit
by bit.
The New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square marks the start
of the New Year, when many people announce their resolutions.
Spend more time with family
Lose weightgo to the gym
Quit smoking
Take time to enjoy life
Get organized
life. There are many over-the-counter ways to help
one drop this habit as well as many step-by-step
programs that allow you to gradually quit smoking
and save the money millions of people spend each
day on this rapidly increasing addiction.
"I really want to cut back and eventually quit
smoking this year - hopefully I'll stay on track and
accomplish this one of many goals said Sherri
Stansbury, sophomore political science major.
Getting organized is a popular objective for
many college students. Whether it's becoming
more prepared for classes so your grades will
improve, organizing your house or apartment
so you do not have to make a path everywhere
you go or keeping up with your busy schedule
of school, work, activities and social life, it's
essential to develop this skill to reduce stress
and clutter.
A resolution that seems to be becoming a
trend is volunteering your time to help others.
This non-selfish pledge will make you feel good
about yourself, build your resume and create
good karma. Whether you touch a child's life by
become a mentor, donate your time and energy
to building a home for someone in need or some-
thing as simple as visiting the elderly, helping
others creates a sense of togetherness and unity.
Looking into ECU's clubs and organizations is a
great way to start. You can also look online for
places in Greenville or your hometown to begin
making a difference in others' lives.
Good luck to everyone who sets goals this
year, remember persistence is a virtue, and deter-
mination will lead you down a path to success.
This writer can be contacted at
features@theeastcarolinian.com.
Staying fit for new semester
Ways to a happier,
healthier you
SARAH CAMPBELL
STAFF WRITER
Sagittarius - Don't shut down if you
encounter resistance. Encourage it.
The tough questions you're asked
will help you identify the correct
answers.
Capricorn - Its possible that you'll be
paid in good will rather than cold hard
cash. That doesn't mean you should
quit. Count this as advertising.
Aquarius - Be compassionate with a
loved one who's stuck in an argument.
Don't try to solve the problem, that
wouldn't work anyway.
Pisces - There aren't enough hours
in the day or answers to all the
questions. Adjust creatively.
Fun Facts:
More than 150 billion pieces of mail
are delivered each year in the U.S.
The state of Florida is bigger than
England.
Until the 19th century, solid blocks
of tea were used as money in Siberia.
The Japanese commonly put ketchup
on their rice.
Men are six times more likely to be
struck by lightning than women
Your skin is actually an organ.
A recent study at Harvard has shown
that eating chocolate can actually
help you live longer.
Only one person in two billion will live
to be 116 years old.
Get everything done this
semester
TOMEKA STEELE
SENIOR WRITER
k Organization
Tips:
We all have a little procras-
tination devil sitting on our
shoulder whispering sweet noth-
ings into our ear, who leads us to
getting nothing done or halfway
done. Having organizational
skills can help get things done in
a timely manner and make more
time for leisure activities.
Some tips for improving
organization are to make lists,
keep a schedule and train your-
self to stick to the schedule.
The ECU plan-
ners given out at
the beginning of
the semester to
students in some
departments
are very helpful
tools for effective
planning, but any
planner will do.
If you were not
one of the people
fortunate enough to receive a
free planner, go to the ECU Book-
store or UBE and pick one up.
At the start of the week, make
a "To do" list for that week,
Monday through Sunday. Under
each day, list things to do such
as studying, laundry, homework
and anything else. As you com-
plete each thing, cross it off the
list. Crossing things off will make
you feel as though you've accom-
plished the set goals for that day.
One great tip for studying is
to make a study schedule. Once
you've received all your syllabi
for classes, mark each day you
have a test off on a calendar and
Make weekly lists
Create a dally schedule
Utilize a calendar
Pre-Pack your book bag
Have a dally study routine
place that calendar in plain view.
Studying or simply looking over
your notes for 30 - 45 minutes
each day before a test can help
you retain the information and
cut down on cramming.
Make each day a different
subject to study. This way classes
that are very much alike won't
run together when you are study-
ing. This keeps the information
distinct and less likely to get
mixed up with another class. At
least two hours a day should be
devoted to looking over notes for
your classes.
This method works well for
projects and papers as well. The
best trick to writing a paper is
to start as soon
as it is assigned.
For papers 10
pages and longer,
give yourself one
month and write
a page every other
day. Doing it this
way will make it
less tedious.
Making a
daily schedule is
the most effective method of
making sure everything gets
done and is less complicated
than having a different schedule
for everything. A daily schedule
is broken down into hours. It
includes a set breakfast, lunch,
dinner and snack time. It also
has a set time for sleep, leisure,
chores, homework and studying.
"I make lists of things 1 need
to do every week. I am a full
time student and I have a part
time job, and it's easy for me
forget to do something. Look-
ing over my list reminds me
see ORGANIZED page A5
The start of a new year gives
many people a chance to make
resolutions for an improved
lifestyle. One of the top reso-
lutions made by Americans
is to get in shape. Although
many people resolve to live a
healthier life, they often stray
off course due to lack of time
or motivation. If you are one
of these people, the solution
you've been looking for is to
make a few small adjustments
to your routine.
Let's start off with one of
the most obvious ways to live a
healthier life - getting enough
sleep. Making sure that you
devote at least eight hours to
sleep each night will ensure
that you are well rested and
revived for the day ahead. The
less sleep you get, the more
likely you are to become irri-
table and tired throughout the
day, and common sense tells
you that if you are already tired
you are not going to feel like
working out.
Working out for half an
Working out inbetween classes is a great way to stay in shape.
hour to an hour three days a
week can allow you the oppor-
tunity to lose weight or firm
up some of your problem areas.
The best way to make working
out something you enjoy rather
than dread is to choose a rou-
tine that works for you rather
than just following the crowd.
Another way to keep it fun is by
listening to music or reading
while you tone that body.
At the Student Recreation
Center there is a wide variety of
see FIT page A5
Blooming socially this spring
nHKHMMM I IllAl' Wind lit vviv.lnm tritl r, w L I
Mendenhall is a great place to meet new people
Be cool, socially, as it warms up
DANIEL BROCK
STAFF WRITER
Everyone's watching to see what you will
Everyone's looking at you
Everyone's wonderin'
Will you come out tonight
Everyone's trying to get it right
Everybody's working for the weekend
Everybody wants a new romance
Everybody's going off the deep end
Everybody needs a second chance
Those words of wisdom from rock juggernaut
Loverboy perfectly sum up the college experience.
Everyone is watching and being watched, looking
for love and a good time. While it would have been
easier to write about getting involved in the fall
because that is when people really tend to start
fresh, there may still be hope so we can examine a
couple of possibilities for spring.
First of all, try to accentuate your positives. If
you have a special skill or ability, find a situation
in which you can let it shine. There's no "Dungeon
and Dragon's Club Team" at ECU that I'm aware of,
so try an intramural sport. There's a bevy of athletic
endeavors which you can try your hand at in the
spring semester. From bowling to basketball, there's
something for even the most inept. The Softball
leagues are wildly popular, and everyone knows
softball teams are glorified drinking clubs. Get on
a squad, make a couple plays and people will be
buying you rounds and drunkenly singing your
praises downtown before you know it. What's that
you say? Don't have enough friends to field a team
and the rules don't allow for ghost men? Have no
fear, the Intramural Department will find a team
for you through their free agent system. Get all
the information you need on intramural sports at
their office at the SRC or check out the Recreational
Services Web site.
Alright, maybe sports aren't your thing. It's
still not healthy to play Halo 17 hours a day in
your cave of a room. Joining a club or school-
sponsored organization will at least get you on
the radar. Most clubs on campus have meetings
where you may score some free food. Try a politi-
cal or religious club if you are so inclined. If not,
Mendenhall always has something on offer for stu-
dents. Just wander around that building and you'll
see SOCIAL page A5





1-11-06
THE EAST CAROLINIAN FEATURES
PAGE A5
Celebrity Profile: Heath Ledger SHse
'Brokeback Mountain'
Aussie's past may
surprise some
JOHN BOSCO
STAFF WRITER
Though he may be most
well known for his role as the
object of Julia Stiles' unusual
anti-social desire in 10 Things I
Hate About You, a modern day
remake of Shakespeare's Taming
of the Shrew, or for his portrayal of
Benjamin Martin's son Gabriel in
The Patriot, one thing is certain
- Heath Ledger has paid his dues.
Ledger, born April 4, 1979
in Perth, Western Australia, got
into acting in junior high almost
against his own will. As a part of
his course requirements, he had
to choose between a mandatory
cooking or drama course. Luck-
ily, he realized he wasn't much
of a chef and chose the latter, a
choice that may have changed
his life forever.
Though he had a lot of
talent, he never got much credit
from his classmates. When he
was 17, Ledger and a friend
packed up and headed for
Sydney, where he thought he
could catch his first big break.
Upon arrival, he supposedly
only had 69 cents to his name.
His first real acting job came
in a low budget film, Blackrock,
about one boy's internal conflict
when he learns that his best
friend has raped a girl. The film
was declared an unimpressive
teenage cliche, and Ledger's role
was hardly major - the only time
he appears in the film is when he
is getting beat up.
After Blackrock, he auditioned
for "Sweat an Australian tele-
vision show about aspiring
Olympians and was offered
two roles - the first as a swim-
mer and the second as a gay
cyclist. Understanding that he
needed to take roles that stood
out and were unique, Ledger
took the gay cyclist role, though
the show was quickly cancelled.
With the cancellation behind
him, he appeared on "Home
and Away another Australian
television show that focused on
the lives of teens in the town
of Summer Bay in New South
Wales, Australia. He played a
surfer who fell in love with one
of the Summer Bay girls, but
the role did not last very long.
He had a few other brief
roles on the television show
Heath Ledger's Brokeback Mountain is one of his two new movies.
"Roar" and the film Paws, nei-
ther of which did much for
the advancing of his career. It
was around 1997 when Ledger
decided to head to America to
find some roles, an unsuccessful
move for him initially. Luck-
ily, Australian director Gregor
Jordan gave him an audition
for the head role in Two Hands,
which Ledger eventually got.
His performance in Two Hands
is considered the most important
role of his career because it is cred-
ited as the reason he secured his
role in 10 Things 1 Hate About You.
After filming 10 Things 1 Hate
About You, Ledger was tired of
being typecast as a teen hunk and
took the role as Gabriel Martin
alongside Mel Gibson in the Rev-
olutionary War film The Patriot.
Since The Patriot, Ledger's
acting career has been incon-
sistent at best, until now. Crit-
ics mention that his roles had
seemed like he was just trying
to vary his roles too much as to
fight against those who think he
isn't versatile enough to be more
than a teen loverboy.
But with the rave buzz Broke-
back Mountain is getting, award
nominations are coming his way.
He has been nominated for the
Academy Award for best actor and
is in the running with Brokeback
co-star Jake Gyllenhaal for the
Screen Actors Guild lead film
actor award.
In October of 2005, Ledger's
fiance and Brokeback Mountain co-
star Michelle Williams (maybe
best known for her role as Jen on
"Dawson's Creek") gave birth to
his daughter, Matilda Rose Ledger.
One thing is certain, Heath
Ledger's journey from an Aussie
in Sydney with 69 cents to his
name to a major international
actor has certainly been a long
road that is finally starting to pay
off - in more ways than one.
This writer can be contacted at
features@theeastcarolinian.com.
O
Heath
Ledger
Ledger's new film, Casanova,
can be seen at the Carmlke 12 In
Greenville. For ticket and showtime
Information call 353-4988.
Fast Facts
Ledger was originally going to
star as Alexander In Oliver Stone's
Alexander before Colin Farrell took
the role.
Ledger dated Naomi Watts until
mid-2004.
Ledger Is part Irish and part
Scottish.
His daughter weighed In at 6
pounds, 5 ounces.
Attended a private all boys school.
IT'S TOURWAMtWT TIME
You could represent ECU at Regional Competitions in
Bowling Chess Table Tennis Spades
Poetry Slam Nine Ball Dance Dance Revolution
Tournament winners will be awarded trophies and the opportunity to
represent ECU at regional competitions to be held at East Carolina
University Greenville, NC the weekend of Feb. 17-19, 2006.
All expenses paid by Mendenhall Student Center.
ARC YOU THE BCST?
If you think you could be, we want to give you the opportunity to find out!
Chess
Sat. Jan. 21 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Mendenhall Student Center
Social Room
f)
Bowling
Thur. Jan. 26 6:00 PM
The Outer Limitz
Mendenhall Bowling Center
(Women's and Men's Divisions)
Spades
Fri. Jan. 27 6:C
Mendenhall Stuc
Great Room 1
Billiards
(Nine Ball)
Mon. Jan.23 6:00 PM
Mendenhall Billiards Center
(Men's and Women's Divisions)
Table Tennis x"
Tues. Jan. 17 6:00 PM
Mendenhall Social Room
(Men's and Women's Singles
Team Divisions)
Poetry Slam
Thur. Jan. 19 6:00 PM
Mendenhall Billiards
Dance Dance Revolution
Mon. Jan. 30 6:00 PM
Outer Limitz
Game room
There is a $2.00 registration fee for each tournament. Registration forms are
available at the Mendenhall Billiards Center, and the Outer Limitz Bowling
center located on the ground floor of Mendenhall Student Center. Call the
Recreation Program Office, 328.4738 for more information.
around that building and you'll
probably stumble across some-
thing fun, although it is very
possible to get lost in the basement.
Perhaps you should try to get
a job. Yeah, work sucks and you're
taking 21 hours this semester, but
you can meet lots of new people.
Working at a restaurant is a
superb way to network due to the
generally young staffs. Also, if
you're a guy, lots of hot girls work
in restaurants so there might be
a chance for romance on the
side. Every place has its own
subculture with interesting char-
acters and story lines. Drunks,
athletes, Greeks and grad-stu-
dents are employed everywhere,
so you'll meet a diverse set
of folks. As a bonus, you get
paid for your time, so you'll
have some cash to go out or
try to buy people's friendship.
Of course, the most sure-fire
way to become insanely popular
and well known around campus
is to join a frat or sorority. A
semester of degradation is well
worth a college career of keg par-
ties and short shorts (for guys and
girls). So go Greek.
Well, there are several sug-
gestions that should land you
some friends. If all else fails, just
start following groups of people
around, laughing at their jokes
until you blend in with the crowd.
That may work or it may get
you arrested. Be sure to let me
know how it goes. Remember,
too, that people love great musi-
cal taste, so lots of Loverboy and
Skid Row is a must. I guess you
just have to be yourself.
This writer can be contacted at
features@theeastcarolinian.com.
Organized from page m
ing over my list reminds me
to do important projects and
things said junior merchan-
dising major Amber Anthony.
Being organized is not all
schedules. Lists can come in
handy too. Before going to the
grocery store, it's better to make
a list. Making a list will keep you
from overspending. Budgeting
is a wonderful way to organize
finances. Make a budget based
on how much money you need
to spend on certain items. Bills,
payments, food, gas and miscel-
laneous things should each have
a set amount for each month.
Keeping a clean space is
another way to stay organized.
If your room or house is a pig-
sty and you are always spending
precious moments looking for
things, that is a sign you need to
clean. Clutter isn't helpful.
For people who are always
late, a few tips to help you get to
those early classes on time are to
pre-pack your book bag the night
before as well as pre-choosing
clothing. Having your clothes
already picked out can free up
some time for an actual breakfast.
Having your bag already packed
with the textbooks and home-
work for the next day can help
if you have problems forgetting
things in the morning.
Using these few organiza-
tional tips can make this semester
a breeze for any student.
It doesn't require a lot of time
to be organized, and you can
actually free up time for you to
do the things you like but don't
always have the time for.
This writer can be contacted at
features@theeastcarolinian.com.
Fit from page A4
workout equipment and activities
to suit everyone's needs. If work-
ing out alone isn't your cup of
tea, enrolling in an exercise class
offered by the SRC or an exercise
class for credit can both be fun
alternatives. Another great way
to get some exercise is by swim-
ming and playing sports such as
racquetball and basketball.
If you don't have time in
your busy schedule to fit in a
workout at the gym, there are
some alternative ways to get
exercise. Instead of the elevator,
try taking the stairs. Also, park
farther away when you go shop-
ping so that you can get in some
extra walking. Taking the bus
can be a tempting alternative to
walking, especially when your
classes are far away, however
walking is better for your body
and your mind.
Exercising and eating healthy
go hand in hand when trying
to achieve a healthier lifestyle.
Eating healthy doesn't neces-
sarily mean cutting all of your
favorite foods out of your life
- it's more about portion control.
Cutting back on fatty meats such
as beef and pork will help you
lose weight and safeguard your
heart from long term damage.
Limiting the amount of sugar
and carbohydrates you consume
will help you lose weight as well.
Also, with the increasing number
of people being diagnosed with
diabetes, cutting back on sugar-
filled food is a must.
Now that you know some
things that you should cut back
on, here are some things you
can enjoy without feeling guilty.
Eating plenty of fruits and veg-
etables will round out a healthy
diet along with the small serving
of meats and sweets.
The most important part of
getting fit is becoming stress free.
Stress can bog you down and
make you feel tired and depressed,
but by giving stress the boot, you
can start to regain the life you
want. In order to stress less, you
need to take time out of your day
to be alone thinking, meditating
or just relaxing. Making lists and
getting things done prior to their
due date can prevent stress due to
procrastination. Also, take time
to indulge in the things you love
whether they be shopping, eating
out or talking to your friends.
By eliminating stress, you are
giving your body and your mind
exactly what they need in order
to be fit.
Your new year's resolution
may not be to get in shape. There-
fore no matter what your goals
for 2006 may be, make sure you
pick a plan of action and follow
through. Instead of making the
same resolution year after year,
you can take an active part in
bettering your life.
This writer can be contacted at
features@theeastcarolinian.com.

Student
Recreation
Center Hours
Monday - Thursday: 6 am. -11:30 p.m.
Friday: 6 a.m. -10 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. -10 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. -11:30 p.m.
January 3, 2006
Dear Student Organization LeaderAdvisor:
We are excited as a new office "Student Activities Center" to provide support to our 280 student
organizations at East Carolina University. Over the past several months, my office has talked with
numerous students about their needs within their student organizations. The top needs expressed
were:
Improve space reservation process.
Increase communication among student organizations.
Better training and orientation for student leaders and faculty advisors.
In response to these needs, the following process has been implemented.
EARLY STUDENT ORGANIZATION REGISTRATION FOR 2006-2007:
All student organizations who desire to reserve space "early" for fall 2006 must register by
February 28,2006.
All student organizations who desire to receive SGA funding must register by February 28,
2006.
REGULAR STUDENT ORGANIZATION REGISTRATION FOR 2006-2007
The final deadline for student organizations to register for 2006-2007 is September 29, 2006.
Remember that student organizations must be registered to received SGA fund and reserve a
space in MSC.
Please know that this new process will be most beneficial to student organizations and will help
alleviate registration and room reservation concerns. January l, 2006 will begin the earjy student
organization process for fall 2006-spring 2007. Please view the important dates listed below regarding
the new registration process for the upcoming year.
IMPORTANT DATES (2006):
(January 9,k)
(January 9-13th)
(February 28th)
(March 20th-31st)
(March 28-29th)
(April 1,2006)
(April 7,2006)
(September 29th)
06-07 Early Student Organization Registration Begins
Infonnation sessions for registrationSGA funding.
Deadline for 06-07 Early Student Organization Registration.
06-07 Early Space Reservation
(ONLY REGISTERED STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS)
Founder's Day Student Leader Installation
Mandatory Organizational Training Session
SGA Annual Funding Deadline
Final deadline for returning Student Organizations to register.
The Student Activities Center is here to assist you in anyway we can. Please feel free to stop by our
office in 109 Mendenhall Student Center or email us at sludenlaclivitieslSiecu.edu .
Sincerely,
Levy Brown Jr.
Assistant Director for Student Activities & Organizations





PORTS
Page A6 sports@theeastcarolinian.com 252.328.6366 TONY ZOPPO Sports Editor BRANDON HUGHES Assistant Sports Editor
WEDNESDAY January 11, 2006
Hurricanes rocking in new-
look NHL
Hockey heats up on the Carolina ice
SCOTTY WILLIAMS
STAFF WRITER
Hurricane season is here with a vengeance in
North Carolina.
The NHL is enjoying a successful resurgence
thus far in the season, and here in the Carolinas the
Hurricanes are playing like a Category 5 monster,
blowing away the competition. The Canes have
the third most points in the Eastern Conference
and have the most comfortable division lead in the
NHL, sitting 12 points in front of Atlanta.
The Hurricanes boast the best home record in
the NHL and they're looking strong enough to make
another playoff run reminiscent of their 2002 Stan-
ley Cup Finals unit. However, don't get too nostalgic
because this Hurricanes team is completely different
from the one that made the run to the Cup in 2002
and it's an entirely new NHL.
It would be an understatement to say the
Hurricanes have adjusted well to the flow of
the new NHL style of play. With the potent
combination of speed, skill, toughness and flat
out grit, Carolina has been one of the most
successful teams in the league this season.
Newcomers Corey Stillman and Ray
Whitney have added a plethora of offensive
talent to the Canes this season while familiar
faces such as Eric Staal. Erik Cole and Justin
Williams have fortified the scoring attack
for the Hurricanes.
Stillman, one of the team's most notable
off-season pickups, played for the champion
Tampa Bay Lightning in 2003 en route to
an 80-point season. With decent speed,
soft hands and a knack for finding the back
of the net, Stillman has thus far scored 44
points for the Canes to rank second on the
team behind Staal. Stillman, however,
gives the team and the offensive
system in Carolina the credit for
his stellar season so far.
"I think that most of my
points come because the team
is playing well said Stillman
in a recent interview with the
Associated Press.
"What also helps is that here
in Carolina, we play the same
style of offense as 1 did in Tampa
Bay. It's an aggressive offense
with puck pressure, so 1 feel like
I fit right in here
Staal has been Car-
olina's playmaker and
star this season, as he is
fulfilling the potential
that many expected him
to display. At one point
earlier this season, Staal led the NHL in goals. He
now sits at 26 goals on the season, good for fifth in
the league. The 21-year-old has also collected more
points (52) so far this season than rookie phenom
Sidney Crosby (48).
But offense isn't the only thing Carolina is flexing
this season - the team's goaltending, special teams and
defense have been all but outstanding. Goaltender
Martin Gerber is tied for second in the NHL in shutouts.
Head Coach Peter Laviolette has had nothing but good
things to say about Gerber this season.
"I don't think it matters where this kid plays
said Laviolette in a recent interview with the AP.
"He's been rock solid for us all year
When it comes to special teams, particularly the
power play, the Canes have one of the best forwards
in the game in Rod Brind'Amour. Brind'Amor is
second in the NHL in power play goals, and as a
team, Carolina is in the top 10 in power play per-
centage and goals scored.
They are off to the best start in franchise history,
in any case - their 58 points after 41 games are 12
points higher than their previous best start ever,
which occurred in the 1986-1987 season.
Their power-play percentage this year is three
points better than the 2002 season, as is their shots
per game average. In the new NHL, it could be dif-
ficult to compare stats from this year to stats from
previous years, because the rules have changed
and there are many more scoring chances and
open play.
The excitement in Carolina, however, goes
to more than just some more numbers on the
scoreboard. As of Jan. 9, they've won four of their
last five, with the one loss coming in overtime to
the league-leading Philadelphia Flyers.
It remains to be seen if the Hurricanes will have
the motor to keep running, but the RBC Center
is rocking every night the storm comes to town
- tickets have been selling more than expected,
and even casual sports observers are looking to
get tickets to the hottest show in town. The Canes
won their 100th regular season game at the RBC
Center Jan. 6.
Between now and the end of the regular season
in April, Carolina has 19 home games at the RBC
Center, and you can buy a single ticket in the upper
levels for under $30 with special discounts if you
bring a group of friends.
Carolina is flying high thus far and trying to
keep the altitude of a playoff contender going into
the crucial stretch run in the coming months, and
they appear to have some of the tools in place to add
some more hardware to their Eastern Conference
Championship of 2002. Whether they do or don't,
they should still be a great team to watch and any
party of sports fans should grab some tickets while
great seats are still available.
777s writer can be contacted at
sports@theeastcarolinian. com.
SOUTHEAST DIVISION1 1
WLOTLPTSGF GA PP PK HOMEAWAY
Carolina2710458151 129 19.3 80.7 17-4-110-6-3
Atlanta2018646158 156 21.5 79.1 11-7-49-11-2
Tampa Bay2119345127 135 13.5 81.9 11-9-110-10-2
Florida1722640115 142 15.7 82.7 12-6-25-16-4 .
j Washington1323430112 158 13.8 78.0 9-11-34-12-1
Hi
In just his second year in the NHL, Carolina'$2003 first
round draft pick Eric Staal is having an outstanding season.
He currently ranks fifth amongst all players in goals. Here
is a brief look at more of Staal's performance this year.
Games41
Goals26
Assists26
Points52
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PPA8
1-11-06





THE EAST" CAROLINIAN SPORTS
PAGE A7
Study discovers
helmet technology
could reduce
concussions
Josh Lucas plays Texas Western coach Don Haskins In the upcoming film Glory Road. The film is based on the 1966 Texas Western
men's basketball team, which was the first to have five black starters, and their journey to the national championship.
'Glory Road' a reminder
barriers still need to fall
(KRT) The magnitude
of the move didn't register
with Texas Western coach Don
Haskins until weeks after his
Miners' seminal 1966 national
championship.
Never before had five
black players taken the floor
together in a national basketball
title game.
If that wasn't audacious
enough, they had the unmiti-
gated gall to actually win.
Thousands of hateful letters
flooded Haskins' office in El
Paso, Texas, the vast majority
venting their bile with the same
pejorative racist preamble.
Haskins didn't keep the
incendiary correspondence.
He set to flames a documented
archive to a tumultuous social
climate that Texas Western fur-
ther shook up on March 19,
1966, when it defeated all-white
Kentucky, 72-65, at College
Park, Md.
"At one time Haskins
recalled during a telephone
interview Monday, "I had gotten
about 35,000 to 40,000 Of them.
And they were all pretty much
the same. I burned them. I had
no use for them
Haskins even became a target
of the rising black militancy
movement of the time, branded
as an exploiter.
"I just thought the time had
come to change how people
thought about certain things
he said.
Forty years later, barriers still
need smashing. The Southeast-
ern Conference is only two years
removed from welcoming its first
black head football coach. The
NFL must legislate an open inter-
view process because it cannot
wholly trust the color-blindness
of its owners.
So Hollywood turns histo-
rian, molding the Miners' story
into a timeless reminder of
virtue's resilience.
The film Glory Road uses the
significance of that single basket-
ball game as a backdrop for the
political and racial upheaval of
the 1960s. The movie has all the
elements of a big moneymaker
- heroes and villains, good and
evil and, of course, the happy
ending that, in this instance,
wasn't the fruit of a scriptwriter's
imagination.
But if the movie accom-
plishes nothing else, it should
inspire a respectful thank you
from the youthful descendants
of a once-segregated sport and
culture - both black and white.
"I met LeBron James recently
and he told me how thankful
and grateful he was for what
we did and went through said
Harry Flournoy, one of the five
Miners starters.
"And usually when we talk
with young players, people have
told them the stories about us
and how if not for us they would
have been pigeon-holed into a
certain type of player. But now
they're free to spread their wings
and express themselves on the
basketball floor
The Miners' tale still
resonates today. Their victory
helped shoot down the myth
that blacks were incapable of
mastering what were considered
the more cerebral positions in
sports, like point guard and
quarterback. Texas Western's
point guard was Bobby Joe Hill
of Highland Park, also the team's
leading scorer.
The Miners' enduring legacy
is that winning ultimately
incites change. But that still
requires someone willing to take
a chance.
Haskins proved the perfect
facilitator.
As a teenager in rural Enid,
Okla Haskins befriended a
young black man named
Herman Carr when both worked
at a feed store. When they
weren't working, they'd play
basketball on a primitive hoop
at Haskins' home.
Segregation stared Haskins
flush in the face one day in the
late 1940s when both he and
Carr needed a drink of water.
There were two fountains - one
for the whites and another for
the blacks.
"That left a lasting mark on
me Haskins said.
"Here was a person who bled
the same color as I did, yet he was
treated differently. That's why
it was very, very easy for me to
treat all of my players the exact
same regardless of what they
looked like
Glory Road is the latest cin-
ematic confection from Hol-
lywood uber-producer Jerry
Bruckheimer, the same man who
brought Remember the Titans' to
the screen. Titans was the true
story of an unlikely football
state championship bonding a
newly desegregated Southern
high school.
Haskins' relationship with
Carr didn't make the movie's
final cut, and there are some
creative liberties taken for the
sake for drama. A scene in
which the team finds its
hotel rooms ransacked with
racial epithets on the walls
never happened.
But the tale of Texas West-
ern really didn't require any
alterations. The unfiltered truth
proved dramatic enough.
The new helmet technology is focused on putting additional
protection on the temporal areas of the head and jaw.
(AP) Newer helmet tech-
nology could reduce the risk
of high school football players
getting concussions, but not the
severity of the injury, according
to pew research.
A three-year study by the
University of Pittsburgh Medical
Center found that athletes who
wore a helmet with more protec-
tion for the temporal area of the
head and jaw had fewer concus-
sions than those wearing a stan-
dard helmet, said university neu-
ropsychologist Micky Collins,
the study's principal investigator.
The study, published in the
February edition of the scientific
journal, Neurosurgery, looked at
2,141 high school football play-
ers from 2002 to 2004. Of those,
1,173 wore the improved helmet
and 968 wore standard helmets
through both the pre- and regu-
lar seasons.
The study, funded by helmet
maker Riddell, is the first to look
at whether helmet technology
can reduce the severity or number
of concussions, Collins said.
The study showed the annual
concussion rate was 5.3 per-
cent in athletes wearing the
new Revolution helmet and 7.6
percent in the older version.
Revolution wearers were 31 per-
cent less likely to sustain the an
injury, compared with wearers
of standard helmets, the study
showed. The Revolution helmet
was introduced in 2002.
However, helmet type made
no difference in the recovery
time of athletes suffering from
concussions, Collins said.
Investigators used a test devel-
oped by UPMC to check the ath-
letes' reaction and memory skills
before and after concussions.
Collins said 50 percent of the
athletes who had concussions did
not recover within one week, 30
percent did not recover within
two weeks and 15 percent did not
recover within three weeks.
This is crucial because
reduced cognitive skills also hurt
the athletes in the classroom,
Collins said.
"There's no such thing as a
concussion-proof helmet Col-
lins warned. "The biggest mis-
take anyone can make is saying,
'This kid has a concussion. Put
him in this helmet and send him
out there Any athlete who
has a concussion and goes back
to play too soon, that's when the
risk levels are high
Experts studying sports-
related brain injuries welcomed
the study.
"(It) supports what we have
anecdotally been discovering
over the past few years said
Kevin Guskiewicz, chairman of
the Department of Exercise and
Sport Science at the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Fewer concussions were
reported among UNC players
wearing Revolution helmets,
he said.
Stefan Duma, director of the
Center for Injury Biomechan-
ics at Virginia Tech in Blacks-
burg, called the UPMC study "a
critical aspect in improving
player health
Duma and Guskiewicz are
involved in separate studies to
measure the acceleration of foot-
ball players' heads in real time by
installing wireless transmitters
in their players' helmets, both
Revolution and standard.
Guskiewicz said he hopes
studies like his and UPMC's
help researchers to better
protect the brain from sports
related injuries.
"The exciting part is it indi-
cates there are design factors
that can be, modified to reduce
your risk of concussion Duma
said. "Just showing they have
shown a reduced risk with
design change, maybe they can
change the design more and
keep improving
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The East Carolinian, January 11, 2006
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East Carolina's student-run campus newspaper was first published in 1923 as the East Carolina Teachers College News (1923-1925). It has been re-named as The Teco Echo (1925, 1926-1952), East Carolinian (1952-1969), Fountainhead (1969-1979), and The East Carolinian (1969, 1979-present). It includes local, state, national, and international stories with a focus on campus events.
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January 11, 2006
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