The East Carolinian, January 18, 2006

Volume 81 Number 40 WEDNESDAY January 18, 2006
1 xt tz j I Makin9 ECU a safe
Tribute services mark MLK day haven f0r students
Students and faculty march with candles and posters down College Hill during Monday's Candlelight Vigil in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Professor's book signing goes well despite lack of books
No book, no problem
Late Thursday afternoon,
Steven Cerrutti, associate profes-
sor of foreign languages and lit-
eratures, was still unsure whether
his book signing, scheduled for
that night, would still take place.
His problem? No books.
Cerutti's publishing company
was not satisfied with the print
quality of the books and was
threatening to cancel the order,
therefore shutting down the book
signing. Cerutti made plans to
give his talk even if the texts did
not show up.
By 7 p.m one acceptable
order had arrived and already
nearly sold out. When Cerutti
stepped up to the microphone
amid a crowd of close to 200
people, there were no books for
audience members to get signed.
Instead, buyers could sign up to
receive the book when more ship-
ments arrived.
Nevertheless, the event was
an undeniable success, with
students and spectators packing
the aisles of Barnes and Noble
Booksellers to hear Cerutti talk
about his book, Words of the Day:
The Unlikely Evolution of College
The book takes a look at many
of the words that have worked
their way into the language we
use everyday and traces their
origins back to the classical age.
"Everyone needs to under-
stand the meanings of the words
they use said Cerutti.
"Most people don't under-
stand what 95 percent of the words
they use every day mean
' The book doesn't stick to only
words deemed part of the social
norm, but it also investigates the
histories of what are considered
by many in society to be obscene
and vulgar words.
"There is no such thing as a
bad word Cerutti said.
"They're just wounds we
make and assign meanings to
Cerrutti said when it comes
to the study of words a student
or professor has to be objective,
like a scientist.
"A doctor doesn't see nudity
as something obscene. He sees a
machine that is broken and he
can fix it Cerutti said.
"Just as an auto mechanic
doesn't feel any different about
an air filter or muffler, a physi-
cian doesn't feel any different
about an elbow or an asshole
Cerutti was prompted to
write the book after being asked-
to make suggestions to the third
edition of the text he was using
to teach his class. When the new
book came out, Cerutti felt the
book had been altered for the
With 10 years of experience
teaching classical vocabulary
courses, Cerutti did not see too
much of a challenge in writing
his own textbook.
After completing the
manuscript, Cerutti turned to the
student body to help him wrap
up the project. He enlisted Joel
White, freshman art major at the
time, to illustrate the book.
Cerutti is frightened by the
fact that most of what comes
out of our mouths every day has
no base or background in our
"Especially now with cell
phones, people are talking and
text-messaging and using more
words than ever Cerutti said.
"It's a scary prospect when
you think about it g
This writer can be contacted at
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Cerrutti previews his book to ECU students.
Surveillance cameras are part of a safe campus.
Facts, ideas for promoting a secure
college environment
Many students may not know they are caught
on tape several times a day on campus or that they
are responsible for reporting "suspicious behavior"
when they see it.
Major Frank Knight, Support Services and
Campus Safety Divisions officer, laid out ECU'S
overall campus safety goal.
That goal is "to make the campus a safe and
secure environment for the students to learn, for
the faculty to teach and conduct research, for staff
members to work and for visitors to visit said
Although 2005 crime statistics are not yet avail-
able, the ECU Police Department knows exactly
what needs to be done to make ECU a safer place.
The major campus safety goals for the year 2006
are "to reduce the numbei of physical and sexual
assaults on campus, to reduce the theft of insecure
property and to reduce vehicle breaking and enter-
ing Knight said.
Because the 2005 data is not yet available,
comparisons were made between the years 2003
and 2004. According to Knight, the number of alco-
hol and drug violations that occurred on campus
increased from 2003 to 2004. However, vehicle
theft and burglary were both down.
"Some of this increase can be attributed to
the combined efforts of the police department
and campus living officials who placed a greater
emphasis on crime deterrent in and around the
residence halls Knight said.
"Students have been very helpful by reporting
drug and alcohol use in the residence halls
Sgt. Amy Davis in the Crime Prevention Unit
of the police department affirms that students'
responses to dangerous situations are a necessary
component in making ECU a better place to live,
work and play.
"What is suspicious to me may not be suspicious
to you said Davis.
"You know who belongs in a building and who
doesn't, for example. We want students to be aware
enough to say '1 need to report this
Everyone defines "suspicious" in a different
way, but there are commonalities that should set
off red flags for students. Davis defines "suspicious"
as simply "anything that makes you uncomfort-
"It takes the whole community to see and react
to suspicious things Davis said.
By doing so, the campus as a whole can become
The police department also commented on
procedures that worked well in 2005, such as "more
visible patrol coverage of the downtown ECU park-
ing lots and residential area north of campus
Major Knight also identifies the SAFE Ride pro-
gram, educational programs promoting self-defense
and alcohol training, the Off-Campus Community
Liaison Program and even student health programs,
among others.
"It is always a combination of factors that helps
to drive down the crime rate and not one isolated
item Knight said.
"It takes a cooperative effort from the police,
Campus Safety, OSCR, Campus Living, Facilities
Services, students, faculty and staff to reduce the
crime rate and make the campus safe
see SAFE page A2
Irish history and archaelogy
lecture series begins at Flanagan
John Bradley, professor at the National University of Ireland-Maynooth, kicks off the Medieval
Irish History and Archaeology Lecture Series. Bradley gave his lecture, entitled "Archaeology
and the End of Irish History last Thursday night in Flanagan 265. The next lecture in the series
will be Thursday, March 2, when Aidan O' Sullivan of the University College Dublin presents
People and Their Worlds In Early and Medieval Ireland
City Council discusses zoning details
Keep America Beautiful
makes plea
The Greenville City Council
convened last Thursday to dis-
cuss and vote on multiple items.
Mayor Don Parrott brought the
meeting to order at 7 p.m.
The first order of business was
a presentation that was made by
Keep America Beautiful, Inc. and
Public Works staff. The purpose
of the presentation was to con-
vince the Greenville City Council
to allow for submission of an
application for membership of
Keep America Beautiful, Inc.
The proposal included ben-
efits of membership that involved
getting the community more
active in litter and trash man-
agement. One of the key points
emphasized was that many
people are under the impression
that someone else will clean up
trash for them.
The motion by the council
was approved swiftly and without
City Council members meet to discuss issues concerning the
general welfare of all citizens of the city of Greenville.
of the Norfolk Southern Railroad,
After the first order of busi-
ness, the council moved on to
ordinance and zoning issues.
Harry Hamilton, planning and
community development offi-
cial, presented the items up for
A motion to approve a re-
zoning ordinance spanning more
than 249 acres was successful.
The zoning will take place north
west of Greenville Boulevard,
south of 10th Street and east of
Fornes Run. The zoning is aimed
at pleasing families.
The rest of the meeting con-
sisted of small zoning issues, all
of which were approved, as well
as public commentary.
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CHRIS MUNIER News Editor ZACK HILL Assistant News Editor
WEDNESDAY January 18, 2006
Polar Bear Plunge
For those ready to brave a dip
in wintry, icy waters, Student
Recreation Senices will have
its annual Polar Bear Plunge
Thursday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. at the
SRC pool.
Salsa Dance
The ECU Folk and Country
Dancers are sponsoring a salsa
dance Friday, Jan. 19 at the Willis
Building located at First and Reade
Streets downtown. Instruction will
be provided by Procopio and
friends at 7:30 p.m. and the dance
will run from 8:30 - 11 p.m. with
music provided by D.J. Ramon.
The price for students is $3, $5
for FASG members and $8 for
the public. This is a non-alcoholic
and non-smoking event. For more
information call 752-7350.
Interested in communication?
If so, Pi Kappa Delta, ECU'S
communication fraternity
is holding an information
session Wednesday, Jan. 18 at
6 p.m. in the Mendenhall Multi-
purpose Room. Please visit pkd.
com for more information.
Great Decisions 2006
The Great Decisions program
begins Saturday, Jan. 21, from 10
a.m. to noon in Rivers West 105A.
The topic is U.S. - Brazil Relations.
The speaker is Dr. Thomaz Da
Costa, professor of National
Security Affairs at the National
Defense University in Washington,
DC. The program is open to the
public. There will be special foods
and a cultural display on Brazil.
The cost for attending this and
any individual session is $15.
The full eight-week program cost
is $69, which includes the Great
Decisions book. Any full time
student or teacher may attend free
of charge. For more information,
call 328-2349 or visit the Web site
at ecu.educs-acadcpegreat
Refugee Artist to
The School of Art and Design will be
welcoming visiting artist Enrique
Seba at 5:30 p.m. Thursday,
Jan. 19 in Speight Auditorium.
Seba will be speaking about his
experiences as a graphic artist
and refugee from Colombia. Seba
left Colombia with his wife and
children last year due to political
unrest in Colombia and settled in
Award-Winning Piano
Joyce Yang, 12th Van Cliburn
International Piano Competition
Silver Medalist, will perform
at 8 p.m. in Wright Auditorium
Thursday, Jan. 19.
The name of the first full time
African American student to enroll
at ECU was Laura Marie Leary not
Laura Marie Little
Dance 2006
The week of Jan 22 - 28 will be
Dance 2006. Highlights include
choreography by ECU School of
Theatre and Dance faculty and
guest artists. Sometimes serious,
sometimes funny, sometimes
lyrical and sometimes eccentric,
this annual dance showcase
has become an immensely
popular event. Sure to have
something for dance aficionados
and newcomers alike, this is a
fast-paced and unpredictable
cornucopia of dance styles.
RHA Winter Trip
The Resident Hall Association is
sponsoring a Winter Trip to the Jan.
27 Charlotte Bobcats vs. Miami
Heat basketball game. Attendance
is open to all students. The cost
to attend is $27 for students
who live on campus and $40
for commuting students. The price
includes the cost of the basketball
ticket and transportation. If
interested, contact the RHA
office at or
328-1679. Dispersal of tickets will
be based on a first come, first
serve basis.
News Briefs
University system struggling to
deal with nursing demand
RALEIGH, NC (AP) - State universities
have been charged with turning out
more nurses to meet the demand in
health care, but some officials say
the shortage won't be solved without
spending more money for faculty and
Public colleges, including community
colleges, are being asked to educate
more students in nursing. Nine
institutions with nursing degree
programs have been told by the
University of North Carolina system
to double graduates to around 1,300
in four years.
UNC Board of Governors Chairman
Brad Wilson said he will reconvene
a task force to study the nursing
shortage, which he said was critical.
A request last year to the Legislature
for more money wasn't granted.
More nurses are needed because the
population is getting older and will need
more health care and many nurses are
approaching retirement age.
Experts in the field say private
companies are offering nurses
attractive salaries, making academic
positions harder to fill.
NC Central University nursing chief
Loma Harris said the state must pay
nursing professors better salaries, at
least $60,000 to $70,000.
The nursing shortage also is linked
to inadequate classrooms and lack of
practical training with real patients.
"Right now, we're turning qualified
applicants away from schools
Cleary said.
Nationally, 147,000 qualified applicants
were turned away from nursing
schools, according to the National
League for Nursing.
Israel's high court rejects Pollard
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's Supreme
Court on Monday rejected a petition
by Jonathan Pollard, a U.S. citizen
who spied for Israel, to be declared
a Prisoner of Zion.
The status Pollard requested would
have required the Israeli government
to do all it can to get him released.
Pollard, 51, is incarcerated at a federal
prison in Butner, NC.
"It is clear to every single Israeli with a
heart and a sense of justice, Jonathan
Pollard has served the State of Israel
for 21 years; that he is a Prisoner of
Zion; and that he certainly deserved
better than this from the country
he served said a statement from
Pollard's wife, Esther.
Israel, which has pressed the issue
of releasing Pollard with the U.S.
administration, has refused in the
past to assign him that status,
originally created for Jewish activists
imprisoned in the Soviet Union in the
1970s and 80s.
The Supreme Court rejected the
petition on technical grounds, saying
Pollard didn't qualify for that status
under Israel's compensation law.
Pollard was a civilian intelligence
analyst for the U.S. Navy when he
copied and gave to his Israeli handlers
enough classified documents to fill a
walk-In closet.
California Inmate, 76, says he Is
too old and frail to be executed
Supreme Court rejected an appeal
Monday from a 76-year-old convicted
killer who argued that he was too old
and feeble to be executed.
The ruling cleared the way for Clarence
Ray Allen - legally blind, nearly deaf
and in a wheelchair - to be executed
by injection earty Tuesday for a triple
murder he ordered from behind
bars to silence witnesses to another
Allen, whose birthday was Monday,
stood to become the oldest person
executed in California and the second-
oldest put to death nationally since
the Supreme Court allowed capital
punishment to resume in 1976.
Allen raised two claims never before
endorsed by the high court: that
executing a frail old man would
violate the U.S. Constitution's ban
on cruel and unusual punishment,
and that the 23 years he spent on
death row were unconstitutionally
cruel as well.
The high court rejected all three of
his requests for a stay of execution,
about 10 hours before he was to be
put to death.
On one of those orders, Justice
Stephen Breyer filed a dissent, saying:
"Petitioner is 76 years old, blind,
suffers from diabetes and is confined
to a wheelchair, and has been on
death row for 23 years. I believe that
in the circumstances he raises a
significant question as to whether his
execution would constitute cruel and
unusual punishment. I would grant
the application for stay
The Supreme Court has never set
an upper age limit for executions or
created an exception for physical
Capsule with comet dust heads
to Houston In almost perfect
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Stardust
space capsule that returned to Earth
with comet debris suffered just a
small nick when it landed in the Utah
desert - a huge relief for NASA after
a similar space probe cracked open
like a clamshell two years ago.
Technicians at Utah's Dugway Proving
Ground spent Monday readying the
capsule for a flight Tuesday to NASA's
Johnson Space Center in Houston.
Scientists there will unlock the inside
canister for their first peek.
The Stardust capsule survived a
fiery plunge through the atmosphere
earty Sunday, parachuting to the Utah
salt flats. It bounced three times in
soft mud before coming to rest on
its side.
The landing chipped off a piece of
the capsule's heat shield, meant to
protect it as it re-enters Earth. But
the capsule and its canister were
in otherwise good shape, said Joe
Vellinga of Lockheed Martin, which
built the capsule.
Stardust's homecoming with the first
comet particles ever captured in
space was a relief for NASA, whose
Genesis space probe carrying solar
Great Decisions 2006
A Community Forum on International Affairs, National Security and U.S. Foreign Policy
Jan. 21
Professor Thomaz Guedes Da Costa, National Defense University
Human Rights in the Age of Terrorism
Professor Scott Silliman, Executive Director, Center for Law,
Ethics and National Security, Duke University
Global Health Pandemics and Security
Professor Lloyd Novick, Director, Masters in Public Health, ECU
Iran and the U.S.
Dr. Jalil Roshandel, Department of Political Science, Duke University
United Nations Reform
Dr. Jeannie Grussendorf, Department of Political Science, ECU
China and India: Partners or Competitors?
Professor Bob Thompson, Department of Political Science, ECU
Energy Resources
Professor Rick Niswander, Dean, College of Business, ECU
Mr. Baxter Hunt, Deputy Director, Office of Southern European
Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Jan. 28
Feb. 4
Feb. 18
Feb. 25
Mar. 4
Mar. 11
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wind particles crashed and split open
in 2004 after its parachutes failed to
open. Despite the accident, scientists
were able to salvage some of the
fragile solar samples for analysis.
Stardust spent seven years in space,
looping around the sun three times,
capturing interstellar dust. In 2004, the
spacecraft swooped past the comet
Wild 2 to scoop up dust.
At the Johnson Space Center,
scientists will study the particles
under a microscope to determine
what they are made of. Some could
be older than the sun.
Slrleaf pledges break with
Liberia's violent past as she Is
sworn In as president
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) - Ellen
Johnson Sirleaf pledged a
"fundamental break" with Liberia's
violent past as she was sworn in
Monday as president, carving her
name into history as Africa's first
elected female head of state.
Wearing a traditional African
headdress, Sirleaf took the oath of
office in a ceremony attended by
thousands of Liberians and scores
of foreign dignitaries, including first
lady Laura Bush and Secretary of
State Condoleezza Rice.
Standing in front of a one-starred
Uberian flag with her left hand on
a Bible, Sirleaf pledged to "faithfully,
conscientiously and impartially
discharge the duties and functions of
the office of president of the Republic
of Liberia to the best of my abilities,
so help me God
Sirleaf takes charge of a nation
struggling for peace after a quarter
century of coups and war and she
has promised to unite it.
Speaking for the first time as
president, she also pledged to stamp
out corruption to secure the trust of
skeptical foreign donors whose aid is
desperately needed to rebuild.
In a statement, U.N. Secretary-General
Kofi Annan congratulated Sirleaf,
saying she had a "historic mandate
to lead the nation toward a future of
lasting peace and stability
Security was tight at Monday's ceremony,
with armed UN. peacekeepers surveying
the scene from atop surrounding
buildings with binoculars.
Saddam Investigator suggests
resigning trial Judge will be
replaced by deputy
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - The chief
judge who resigned from handling
the Saddam Hussein trial will likely
be replaced by his deputy, the top
Iraqi investigator in the case said
Judge Raid Juhi said the court
trying Saddam was set up under
a law stipulating the chief judge's
deputy would take over for him if
need be. Saad al-Hamash is the
second-ranking member of the
five-judge tribunal headed by Rizgar
Mohammed Amin.
Juhi investigated Saddam before
his trial started but is not one of
the judges trying the deposed Iraqi
The tribunal said Amin wanted to
quit for "personal reasons" and not
because of government pressure.
His resignation was not expected to
prevent the trial from resuming Jan.
24 as scheduled.
Saddam and seven co-defendants
are accused in the slayings of more
than 140 Shiites in the town of Dujail
in 1982. The trial recessed on Dec.
22 after two days of testimony.
Conviction could bring a sentence
of death by hanging.
Amin became fed up with criticism
that he let the proceedings spin out of
control, a court official said Saturday.
Saddam has often grabbed the
spotlight during the nearly three-
month-old trial, railing at Amin,
refusing to show up at one session,
claiming he was tortured and openly
praying in court when the judge
would not allow a recess.
Since the trial opened on Oct. 19,
two defense lawyers also have been
assassinated and a third has fled
the country. Police also uncovered a
plot to fire rockets at the courtroom
in late November.
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In response to what improve-
ments the department could make,
Knight acknowledges theSafety Walk
that occurs each semester to help
identify areas of concern, and the
student patrol officers that report
burnt out lights on campus for
"As the university obtains more
property, plans are being developed
to expand the number of officers in
the department and to obtain facili-
ties to support the police and campus
safety missions of the university
Knight said.
Overall, students are pretty well-
protected, especially when they pitch
in to help the police department Most
expectations were met but there will
always be ways to improve campus
safety and, therefore, campus life.
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JENNIFER L HOBBS Editor in Chief
January 18,2006
My Random Column
The truth about
Men and Shoes
So my sister bought me these two 'Bad Girl's
Guide to books. In the one titled "The Bad
Girl's Guide to the Party Life" is a great and
handy guide to the shoes men wear and what
they mean. So I will get on with the list that would
most directly affect the college women:
Shoe Styles are as follows -
Athletic shoes
What He Thinks If Says: I came from the gym.
What It Really Says: I work at a gym.
Square-toed black boots
What He Thinks It Says: I've got it going on.
What It Really Says: I've got a girlfriend who
dresses me - or I'm gay.
What He Thinks It Says: I'm socially responsible.
What It Really Says: I'm socially retarded.
What He Thinks It Says: I'm totally cool.
What It Really Says: I'm a total fool.
Cowboy Boots
What He Thinks It Says: I'm like the Marlboro man.
What It Really Says: I like the Marlboro man.
Skater sneaks
What He Thinks It Says: No one tells me how
to dress.
What It Really Says: No one told me this was a
grown up party.
What He Thinks It Says: I'm a sexy chef.
What It Really Says: I'm a smelly chef.
Combat Boots
What He Thinks It Says: I'm an artist, a social
rebel and an anarchist.
What It Really Says: I have a bad coach roach
problem at my apartment.
So there you have it ladies, this guide to the
shoes that men wear to parties can tell you a
lot about them. Oh, and watch out for all men in
loafers of any kind, they are either old or have
never had a girlfriend.
Until next week - Jennifer Hobbs
All information from chart was directly taken from The
Bad Girl's Guide to the Party Life" by Cameron Turtle.
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Predictions 2006, a different view
Better late than never
Predictions for the coming
year usually fill newspaper pages
while the year is still coming, not
a week or two into it. However,
with that being said, I always
enjoy reading those kinds of
articles. In fact, after reading
brand-spanking-new TEC colum-
nist Daniel Brock's psychic tour
de force, I kicked myself because I
hadn't thought of doing it first.
Then I began thinking,
"Would it be such a crime if I
took a shot at playing prognos-
ticator a bit late?" I mean, I'm a
lot of things: bitter, sarcastic, a
curmudgeon But one thing I'm
not is conventional. So taking a
cue from Mr. Brock - who in the
name of synergy surely won't
mind my loosely borrowing his
format - I humbly offer my pre-
dictions for the coming year. The
fact that it's already mid-January
be damned.
Some things never change.
I'm typically not a fan of such
cliches. However, when it comes
to ECU athletics, things truly
never change. Even though they
rarely win a game, our foot-
ball and basketball teams get all
the attention on campus while
others, like our stellar baseball
and women's rugby squads, get
little to no respect whatsoever. I
do not expect things to change in
2006 or have changed by 2060,
for that matter.
In terms of professional
sports, the NHL will continue to
grow and sell out arenas despite
being an altered version of its
former self. I see the Philadelphia
Flyers riding the broken back
of Peter Forsberg all the way to
the Stanley Cup. In baseball, the
Boston Red Sox will win no less
than five and no more than seven
games after giving away their
entire championship team. The
NBA, meanwhile, will continue
to be meaningless and obscenely
The Academy Awards aren't
but a month or so away and I'd
love to tell you who's going to
win, only I haven't had the oppor-
tunity see any of the top films of
the year other than Walk the Line
and The Constant Gardener. I'm
told that Greenville is a college
town, only it's hard to believe it
when there's only one place to see
movies and it's a giant multiplex
that never shows any good indie
However, I won't let small
inconveniences get in the way
of my amazing psychic abilities.
I'm going to give you this year's
winners now and save you some
time. Brokeback Mountain is a
shoe-in to win "Best Picture
There's no better way to stick it to
the man than to give Best Picture
to a film about two guys that
never mind. "Best Actor" will go
to Phillip Seymour Hoffman for
Capote. "Best Actress" will go to
Reese Witherspoon for Walk the
Line and "Best Director" will go
to Ang Lee for Brokeback Mountain.
The highest grossing film of the
year will either be Superman or
Garfield 2.
Rock 'n' roll will officially die
in 2006. It doesn't matter that
2005 was a great year for the rock
'n' roll music and brought amaz-
ing albums from Bright Eyes, My
Morningjacket, Franz Ferdinand,
The White Stripes, Queens of the
Stone Age and Babyshambles. It
doesn't matter that the Strokes
have already put out a great
album in 2006 - rock 'n' roll is
The best argument is a simple
one, the best selling album for
the past two weeks is from Jamie
Foxx. That means more people
wanted to hear the star of Booty
Call pretend he's Ray Charles
some more rather than hear seri-
ous musicians. Not only does that
mean the death knell for rock 'n'
roll, I'm pretty sure it's one of
the four horsemen signaling the
apocalypse. I'm not sure though.
Surprise, surprise! I'm not so
optimistic about the "upcoming"
year for the Bush administration
and unlike Mr. Brock, I don't
think that President Bush will
"recover in a big way" and to
believe so would be to disregard
the time-tested fact that history is
doomed to repeat itself.
This will be President Bush's
sixth year in office. The sixth year
to a two-term president is roughly
the equivalent of a puggle bite to
the crotch. Care to guess when
President Nixon resigned from
office? Or what year President
Clinton was impeached? Or
which year of Reagan's term the
Iran-Contra Scandal broke? The
sixth year, of course.
Bush has a lot on his plate
this year, an unpopular operation
in Iraq, a slumping economy, an
administration filled with scandal
and the firestorm that his newly
packed Supreme Court dare take
on the issue of abortion. God
forbid some sort of natural disas-
ter hit because we learned last year
just how capable he is of dealing
with them.
This is my prediction for
President Bush, the stress will
continue to get the best of him.
His face will grow more wrinkled
and his hair more gray. His body
will continue to deteriorate under
the weight of a job he's never been
quite prepared for and by year's
end, he will be a shriveled, broken
shell of his former self - making
poor decision after poor decision
with seemingly no regard for the
The East Carolinian.
Come May, you won't have
your "resident curmudgeon" to
kick around any more. But until
that time - whether I'm the most
popular man at ECU or the least
- I'm going to continue to write for
this paper and continue to share
my opinions and ideas whether
you agree with them or not. I
really enjoy writing these weekly
columns but I enjoy hearing intel-
ligent arguments even more.
For instance, if you disagree
with my opinion of the South, give
me a better argument than "the
South is a delicate flower What
does that even mean? Further-
more, instead of taking personal
shots at me because I happen to
have a more cynical outlook on life
than most, give me credit for put-
ting myself out there like that. I'm
pretty sure that I enjoy the same
freedom of the press which all of
you readers do, unless any North
Koreans are accessing this article
over the internet, of course.
My prediction for TEC for
2006 is this: TEC will continue
to be a great outlet for students
to say what they believe and have
it read by a vast audience. As for
me, I think I'll write a book. It'll
be titled How to Appear to be Inter-
esting. The first chapter will be
called "Pick a fight with someone
who is
In My Opinion
(KRT) By the second time
they buy a car, most American
drivers have learned to view skep-
tically the mileage estimates listed
on the windows of those shiny new
automobiles in the showroom.
"28 m.p.g. highway 21 city
Yeah, right.
Now, investigations by Con-
sumers Union, AAA and other
groups have verified that skep-
ticism. The studies revealed
vast discrepancies between the
fuel efficiency automakers say
vehicles can achieve and what
they actually deliver.
On Tuesday, the Environmental
Protection Agency finally admitted
that its 20-year-old mileage rating
system is outdated and vowed
reform. Beginning in 2008, cars,
trucks and SUVs will have new
fuel-economy ratings reflecting
real-world driving conditions.
For the first time, ratings
will take into account higher
speed limits, rapid acceleration,
use of air conditioning and cold
weather. They'll consider road
grade, wind resistance, tire pres-
sure, load and-different fuels.
With gas prices high, consum-
ers deserve accurate information
to make better vehicle choices.
That's important to individuals,
but also to the nation. Family
vehicles account for 40 percent of
American oil consumption and 20
percent of greenhouse-gas emis-
sions, which contribute to global
warming. By choosing more fuel-
efficient vehicles, Americans can
help clean up the environment and
bolster national security by reduc-
ing dependence on foreign oil.
Assuming no changes to the
vehicles themselves, city m.p.g.
estimates for most models are
expected to drop 10 percent to 20
percent. Highway estimates will
likely drop S percent to IS percent.
That would be consistent
with comparisons done by the
Automobile Club of Southern
California's Automobile Research
Center. In a study released this
week, the center compared EPA's
current ratings with owner data
and its own technicians' research
on 41 vehicles. Ninety percent
experienced mileage worse than
their EPA rating.
For example, a 2005 Toyota
Camry averaged 28.5 m.p.g. in
the EPA rating, but only 23.7 in
the owner test and 24.2 in the
auto club test.
Gas-electric hybrid vehicles
could see some of the biggest
variations, because they're more
sensitive to road conditions and
fuel-draining features, such
as air-conditioning. However,
hybrids will still remain among
the most fuel-efficient choices.
Beyond vehicle choice, gas
mileage depends on good main-
tenance and sensible driving.
Factors such as low-tire pres-
sure, jump-start acceleration,
overloading cargo racks, running
electrical accessories on "max
and unnecessary use of four-
wheel drive reduce efficiency.
This new EPA gas-mile-
age rating system is a needed
Pirate Rant
We at the Carmike in Greenville regret to
inform the students at ECU that our man-
agers do not have the ability to decide or
regulate any of the movies we get. We all
have a Mr.? to blamethank at the corpo-
rate office in Columbus, Ga. My advice to
those who wish to see certain independent
movies at the C-12 should go on our Web
site,, and call or e-mail our
district manager or the home office for
your request. There have been instances
where enough people complained about an
issue like this and they have sent us a copy
of that particular movie. Thanks.
I don't know what game the announcers on
the ESPN half time report were watching
but Memphis did not have an easy time
here! Give us some freaking credit! Nice
game guys!
WZMB is the best part of ECU. If you
don't like it, then apply for a job and go
change it.
Does anyone find it a tad "overkill" when
you see someone wearing an army uniform
around campus? I respect all of the soldiers
and veterans, but there is something called
being modest, which is not wearing your
army uniform everywhere you go.
Why in the world do people keep walking
in the taped-off area behind Austin? It's
taped off for a reason I'm sure.
If you have a runny nose, how about you
go blow it instead of irritating everyone in
a 10-foot radius with nonstop "sniffs"?
We have some incredible athletes here
at ECU and though it has been long in
coming, we are beginning to rebuild our
programs. It is a delight to see.
I find those that complain about seeing
students wearing other university apparel
quite intriguing. First of all, these people
need to realize that this is a free country.
Secondly, in my case, I wear UNC stuff
because I have been a Carolina fan much
longer than an ECU fan. Yes, I am a stu-
dent at ECU and I am proud of that, but
my heart will always be at Carolina. Be
independent folks and wear and be who
you want to be.
Why do they have to make chemistry so
hard? My life is dedicated to chemistry, and
I can't even get an A!
Hey, tell the editors to take a grammar
class. They have the final say in what's
Seriously, if you show up to the ECU vs.
Memphis game wearing a Duke jersey or
anything else, get your butt out of Wil-
liams Arena and go home and watch them
play! They played a great a game, and I was
proud to walk out of there wearing purple
and gold!
Today's Dave Matthews Band is yesterday's
Beatles. Every song that both of these art-
ists have ever done is quite remarkable.
Let me say that I saw some winners in
the Galley last night. From the girl sweep-
ing the floor with seven people in line at
the register to the dude who threw his
smoothie on the floor. This is why I don't
live on the hill!
Does anyone else feel like our dance team
is a waste of money? They are just wan-
nabe cheerleaders who can't tumble.
Dear Non-RA students: Let me just say get
off of our backs. Everyone gets mad when
they get in trouble, but whose fault is that?
Not the RA's. We all know the rules so if
you break them, take the punishment like
a man or woman and suck it up. (We are in
college, and we should be grown-ups) Until
you can give me the $5,000 the school
does for each semester, I'm not going to
let you off the hook. This is a job! So do
me the favor - just don't get caught! RS.
We are students too. If we see it or hear it,
we will document it. If not, we don't know
about it!
Editor's Note: The Pirate Rant is an anonymous way for students and staff in the
ECUcommunity to yoke their opinions. Submissions can be submitted anonymousfy
online at, or e-mailed to editDr&theeastcarolinian.
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Page A4 252.328.6366 CAR01YN SCANDURA Features Editor KRISTIN MURNANE Assistant Features Editor
WEDNESDAY January 18, 2006
Top 5s:
Top 5 Movies
1 Hoodwinked
2 Glory Road
3 Last Holiday
4 The Chronicles oINarnia: The Lion,
the Witch and the Wardrobe
5 Hostel
Top 5 Pop Albums
1. Jamie Foxx
2 Mary J Blige
3. Eminem
4. The Strokes
5. Carrie Underwood
Top 5 TV Shows
1. "Rose Bowl: USC vs. Texas"
2. "Desperate Housewives"
3. "Lost"
4. "Without A Trace"
5. "Grey's Anatomy"
Top 5 New DVDs
1 Lord ot War
2. Resident Evil: Apocalypse
3 Two lor the Money
4 Venom '
5 Underclassmen
Aries - The next few days aren't much
fun, but they could be quite profitable.
Focus all your energy on doing what
must be done.
Taurus - You're getting luckier.
Reaffirm a commitment. Then,
together, set off to explore what
you've always wanted to know.
Gemini - You can find the funding to
tune things up around your place. This
doesn't necessarily mean musically,
but it could.
Cancer - Study your work routine
and then put in several corrections.
Become more efficient so you'll have
more time to play.
Leo - You've already been doing the
job. Now start bringing in the rewards.
Opportunities abound. Grab a few
more of them.
Virgo - You've got the advantage,
although there'll still be a few
interesting obstacles. Watch out for
those but remember that now is your
chance. Luck's on your side, so go for
broke! Full speed ahead!
Libra - For the next day or two, you
may feel compelled to clean out
closets and recycle. You'll find lots of
stuff you can use. Get rid of the rest.
Scorpio - The reinforcements have
arrived. The situation calms. They're
looking to you for leadership. Luckily,
you've got a plan, right?
Sagittarius - Your assignment for
today is to provide prompt and
excellent service No excuses. No
complaints. You can do it.
Capricorn - Strange how the
good travel days come now in the
middle of the week. If you're a good
entrepreneur, which you should be,
you can get the time off.
Aquarius - As you count your assets,
don't forget the tangibles you've been
saving. That includes antiques or
coins, whatever you have around the
house. Take inventory.
Pisces - A person who's very good
at arranging things would love to take
control of your time for the next day or
two. It's a good idea. Relax.
The East Carolina Alumni Association
annually awards scholarships
funded by alumni contributions.
Twelve $1,000 scholarships will be
awarded to deserving ECU full-time
undergraduate students for the
following academic year. Applications
for scholarships are due by Feb.
28. For more information and to
download an application, please
visit and click on
"Awards & Scholarships" or call the
Alumni Association at 328-6072.
Joyce Reed, a faculty member in
Criminal Justice and former director
of the ECU Scholars program, has
undergone a bone marrow transplant
in her battle with cancer. A group of
ECU students and faculty, as well as
members from the community, are
working with the National Foundation
for Transplants to raise money to help
defray the costs associated with her
transplant. On Jan. 21 there will be
a benefit concert to help with this
effort. The artist is Christine Kane,
a folk singer from western North
Carolina. The concert will be taking
place, in the Jenkins Building. For
more information regarding this event,
please contact Kris Smith at 328-9495
The Features Section is looking
for new writers We are accepting
applications from students with a
writing, research and interviewing
Finding your perfect MP3 player
There are so many to
choose from: Weed
through them
Walking around campus,
you may notice that almost
everyone is jamming along to
their favorite music via MP3
player. These music systems
have transformed the way we
live our lives. Now people can
listen to their favorite songs
whenever they want without
having to lug around a heavy
CD case or flip through end-
less radio stations. If you are
in search of the one' most
suited for you, there are several
things to consider such as cost,
capacity, size and accessories.
Apple iPods are the most
popular MP3 players right
now not only because of the
quality of the product, but
also because customers can
easily find accessories such as
skins, speakers, FM transmit-
ters and docks for syncing and
charging in stores like Best Buy,
Circuit City and Target.
"IPods are handy because
you can find accessories for
them almost anywhere. Most
other MP3 players require you
to order them online or out of
The new age of MP3 players is upon us with new models and great features being released this spring.
catalogs said Jenny Ayers, junior
English education major.
The top selling iPods right
now are the Video iPod, iPod
Nano and iPod Shuffle. The
Video iPod is the updated 30
GB version of the original 20
GB iPod that is 30 percent thin-
ner than the original. This iPod
holds up to 15,000 songs, 25,000
photos and 150 hours of video
in a sleek black or white design.
The starting price of $300 may
be a bit pricey for the average
college student, but for the avid
entertainment lover it may be
worth the extra cash consider-
ing you not only get to listen
to your favorite tunes, you can
also watch your favorite shows.
The iPod Nano is offered
In 2GB (500 songs) and 4GB
(1,000 songs) versions as well
as two colors, black and white.
This item's claim to fame is
that it weighs only 1.5 ounces,
while still offering the com-
plete design of the original
iPod such as viewable playl-
ists at a price around $200.
On the other hand, the
iPod shuffle is the most light-
weight iPod, coming in at a
mere .78 ounces. The only
drawback to these is that you
can't see what song you are
listening to or pick from a
selection of songs - you just
have to flip through until you
find something you are in the
mood for. The auto fill selec-
tion makes it easy for custom-
ers to allow their computer
to randomly fill it to capac-
ity with their favorite songs.
These players start at $100
and are offered in 512MB (120
songs) and 1GB (240 songs).
The iRiverUlO offers some
of the same capabilities as the
Video IPod for about $100
less. Don't run out and buy
one just yet though, because
although it stores photos, you
have to use conversion soft-
ware and video formatting
software that is not included.
The Dell DJ Ditty is very
similar to the iPod Shuffle.
However, the main differences
are the FM radio and screen
that accompany this player.
This player can hold up to 120
songs and costs about $100.
The scroll wheel is sometimes
see MP3 page A5
Relationship regulations
The unspoken, common
and not so common
When you are single, it's
simple to have random plans, go
about as you please, not worry as
much and have as many guygirl
friends as you please. Once you
find someone who you believe
is worth settling down with and
actually giving effort to creating
a relationship with, most of your
"single ways" are non-existent.
After you commit to someone,
it's as if they have reasons to
believe your habits and friends
should change in some way. Just
for your knowledge, most guys
and girls do not change their
closest friends or their weekly
downtown night with them, so
be sure your groups get along
and you completely trust them.
Without trust, your relationship
is nothing shy of a fling.
So where do you draw the line
with guys who have close friends
who are girls and vice versa?
The opposite sex can generally
get a feel for the people who are
"just friends" and the ones who
actually want a little more. It's
extremely important to keep
the communication line open.
Talking about the little things is
just as essential as the big ones
because they will only grow and
become more bothersome.
"I knew that my boyfriend's
best friend, who was a girl, really
liked him deep down, but I just
kept my mouth closed because I
wanted to avoid confrontation,
but finally I got to the point
where I couldn't hold it in any
more and 1 finally just blew up
one night said Candice, O'neal,
sophomore political science major.
As any average Joe knows,
cheating is absolutely not
allowed. Anyone who has been
cheated on knows how it feels
and is less likely to ever do that
to someone else. To all who have
cheated, you will get what you
deserve. If you care or respect the
person you are with, just break it
off before you go out and create
a huge scene. Many ask if going
to lunch with "just a friend" is
considered a date. Guys, there's
a big difference between "getting
lunch" and "going out to dinner"
- keep that in mind.
Along that same note, girls
cheat too, which is also not
acceptable. It is one of those
society double standards that
no one really understands
guys who cheat are scum but
girls who cheat must have been
lonely, right? No, not even close.
So watch it ladies - what goes
around, comes around.
Having a healthy relationship
takes effort and patience. Jeal-
ousy tends to be a major problem
in many relationships. It's a bad
idea to date someone who tends
to be a big flirt if you are the jeal-
ous type. If you feel the "friendly
conversation" is going a little too
far, just go over and join in. If the
situation is what you believed it
to be, the other person will more
than likely back off or the person
With a long list of accomplishments, Chuck Norris is worthy of fame.
Celebrity profile:
Chuck. Norris
The eyes of The Range?
are upon you
Don't let yourself get unwillingly 'locked' into a unhealthy relationship.
you are dating will get the hint.
No matter what the situation,
keep your dignity and try not to
overreact. You know who heshe
will be leaving with at the end
of the night. Freaking out and
making a big scene is the worst
idea possible, but if the situation
is mixed with alcohol it is bound
to happen. Doing so makes you
look immature and very insecure,
so keep your true feelings inside
until you are able to think about
everything, and then calmly and
rationally talk about them.
"After a night of drinking at a
house party, I thought this guy
a Healthy
Having Fun
Some alone time
was trying to hit on my girlfriend.
I overreacted and we both left
the party. The next day I real-
ized I had not only embarrassed
myself, but my girlfriend felt like
1 had lost trust in her said Adam
Ziemba, freshman computer sci-
ence major.
The downfall of many rela-
tionships is spending too much
time together. This gets you
unfocused on what you are
really here for - getting a col-
lege degree. This also gets your
friends aggravated - your life
feels like it's closing in and your
alone time comes down to zero
percent. Keep a healthy relation-
ship by managing time with your
significant other, family, friends
and yourself. Smothering each
other will only lead to fights
and frustration. Many couples
spend so much time together
because they worry about each
other when they are apart. This
is a red flag and a sign of distrust.
Again, without trust you really
have nothing.
Showing concern and respect
is the best way to approach any
conflict that comes up during
the relationship. Let the other
person know that you care about
their feelings and try your best
to always see their point of view.
Respect is a must if you want the
relationship to grow. Everyone
has their own opinions, ways,
values and standards. Under-
standing and compromising is
the key to any obstacle.
Nevertheless, a relationship
is a connection between two
people who share common inter-
ests, gain from each other and
have fun when they are together.
When the constant nagging and
overbearing stress becomes a
regular thing, it's time to realize
that you need some space. If you
want to continue being friends,
suggest taking a break or sit down
and decide if you two are still
good for each other. While this
may be hard, it can be no harder
than fighting all the time and
being miserable.
Remember you are still in
college and there's plenty of time
to find "the one but it's still fun
dating different people and get-
ting to know them while you are
looking for Mr. or Ms. Right.
This writer can be contacted at
Carlos Ray Norris is unques-
tionably the "baddest man on the
planet Chuck, as he's known
around the world, has kicked
more butt than anyone ever.
He's laid the smackdown in Dallas
and the Delta Force, and he's
done it with arguably the steeli-
est gaze ever captured on film.
However, that is just one bad
to the bone side of Chuck Norris.
As the 80s Monster Ballads CD
commercial says, "Even bad boys
have a soft side And while Chuck
Norris' soft side would still break
any man's spirit, it's comparably
soft to his normally iron will.
Norris has fought his way to
the top - literally. Contrary to
popular belief, Norris was not
spawned of the elements. Norris
was born in 1940 in Ryan, Okla-
homa and was raised in Torrance,
California. After graduating high
school, Norris joined the Air
Force. The Air Force might not
sound that extreme, but the plan
was to use Chuck himself as a
bomb. Fortunately, things never
escalated to the point where
they needed to use Weapons
of Chuck Destruction (WCDs).
During a stint in Korea,
Norris began studying Tang Soo
Do, an Asian martial arts form.
Norris' reign of destruction really
began in 1964, when he began
crushing opponents in martial
arts tournaments. Between 1964
and 1968, Norris won innu-
merable amateur karate titles.
In 1968 he grew tired of man
handling inferior adversaries
and entered the World Profes-
sional Middle Weight Karate
Championship. Not only did he
win the title that year, he won
it the next five years and retired
in 1974 as the undefeated cham-
pion. In 1997 Norris became
the first person ever in the
Western Hemisphere to achieve
eighth degree Black Belt Grand
Master status in the Tae Kwon
Do system, and he's in the Black
Belt Hall of Fame three times.
Not one to hoard his knowl-
edge, Norris became a top-notch
instructor as well. Some of his
high profile pupils have included
Steve McQueen, Priscilla Presley,
Bob Barker and Donnie and Marie
Osmond, which goes to show that
Norris is both a little bit coun-
try and a little bit rock 'n' roll.
Norris has also enjoyed an
amazing acting career. Fie gave
incendiary performances in Miss-
ing in Action I, II and , and who
didn't love him in the ground
breaking Delta Force films? Norris
and his beard have starred in
other action classics like The
Octagon, Forced Vengeance and
Silent Rage as well.
Norris may be remembered
most for his tour de force portrayal
of Ranger Cordell Walker on the
massively popular television
series "Walker, Texas Ranger
Along with his partner Jimmy
Trivette, assistant county district
attorney Alex Cahill (a sultry
Sheree J. Wilson) and retired
Ranger CD. Parker, Walker and
Co. dished out old-fashioned
justice every Saturday night on
CBS for eight magical seasons.
When the show wrapped in 2001,
fans everywhere mourned, but it
was not the last we would see of
Norris as Walker. Conan O'Brien
introduced the insanely popular
"Walker, Texas Ranger Lever" on
his show, and in October, 2005
the made for TV movie Walker,
Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire aired to
critical and popular acclaim.
There's an old saying that
says you can't win 'em all. Well
Chuck Norris stomps on that
notion like he stomps on bad
guys. Always looking for action,
Norris started racing powerboats.
Often time reaching speeds in
excess of 140 mph, Norris put
the pedal to the metal. In 1991
he and his team won the World
Offshore Power Boat Champion-
ships. Just for kicks, Norris then
decided to set a new world record
by racing a 38-foot Scarab boat
from Chicago to Detroit in 12
hours and eight minutes.
But Norris isn't all beat downs
and boat races. His 1988 biogra-
phy The Secret of Inner Strength
became a New York Times Best-
Seller. An eight-minute United
Way commercial that he was
involved with raised two billion
dollars. "Walker, Texas Ranger"
won the Epiphany Award for Best
Christian Program, and he was
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Come to one or all of the sessions.
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difficult to maneuver and when
skipping from song to song, there
is a substantial lag time between
Other options th,at can be
purchased here in Greenville
include players from Creative,
Philips, Samsung, SanDisk, Sony,
Toshiba and more. Th'ese com-
panies, like Apple, offer a wide
variety of players with many dif-
ferent prices and features.
The bottom line when search-
ing for the perfect MP3 player is
finding the features to suit your
needs without breaking the bank.
You can visit the Web site pcmag.
com to find a comparison guide
of hundreds of MP3 players out
there. Happy hunting.
This writer can be contacted at

The Winner is
Creative Zen Micro
The Creative Zen Micro otters the
best player for your buck, coming
In at around $200. This player
is ottered In 10 dltferent colors
ranging from plain white to a
vibrate pink and green. The 4GB
holds around 2,000 songs while the
6GB holds around 3,000 songs. This
player also otters a built-in FM radio
as well as voice recording.
from page A4
Jewish Humanitarian of the Year
(how can that even be?). He won
the BMI Television Music Award
for the "Walker, Texas Ranger"
theme, which he sang. He's also
in the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame
and he's a commissioned police
officer in Terrell, Texas.
Chuck Norris reigns supreme
everywhere he goes. Any of his
characters could take Patrick
Swayze in Roadhouse and Rambo
at the same time. As for info-
mercials and product schilling,
everyone knows that The Total
Gym 2000 runs shop on John
Basedow and his Fitness Made
Simple programs.
It seems that "Chuck Norris
mania" is sweeping the land,
and after reading this article it
is easy to see why. Chuck Norris
is undoubtedly the man. If you
have a problem with that, talk to
Chuck Norris about it.
This writer can be contacted at
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Page A6 252.328.6366 TONY ZOPPO Sports Editor BRANDON HUGHES Assistant Sports Editor
WEDNESDAY January 18, 2006
Sports Briefs
ECU, ISP Sports announce
The ECU Department of Athletics
and ISP Sports, the national leader
in the collegiate sports marketing
industry, have reached an agreement
that provides the company with
the exclusive multimedia rights to
Pirate Athletics effective July 1. The
partnership, which guarantees the
university an annual rights fee plus
additional considerations based
upon revenue generated by ISP, will
encompass all sales and marketing
opportunities associated with ECU
sports, including radio and television
programming, game programs and
other athletics publications, signage
in all campus athletic venues and
at-event corporate promotions and
hospitality functions. A three-person
staff of marketing professionals
with offices at the university will be
responsible for the ISP Sports sales
efforts on behalf of the Pirates. The
group will be headed by Meghan
Molnar, former general manager of
the ISP sales team at Vanderbilt.
She will be joined by Cralg Curtis,
current assistant athletics director for
marketing at ECU, and a third person
to be named later.
Holtz, Moore, Whimper headed
to Hula Bowl
The ECU football program will
be represented during the 2006 Hula
Bowl as Head Coach Skip Holtz,
linebacker Chris Moore and offensive
tackle Guy Whimper will have an
opportunity to display their talents
in front of a live national television
audience Saturday night. Holtz,
who was appointed to a sideline
position in the prestigious contest
by the American Football Coaches
Association last July 26, will be joined
by Moore and Whimper, who each
earned an Invitation to play in the 60th
anniversary edition of one of the NFLs
top showcases at the conclusion of
the 2005 season. Kickoff is scheduled
for 7 p.m. (EST) with all of the action
being carried live by ESPN from
Honolulu's Aloha Stadium. Holtz,
who guided the Pirates to their
most successful season since 2001
during his initial year at the helm of
the ECU program last fall, will join
Appalachian State's Jerry Moore and
Moravian's Scot Oapp as assistants
under Auburn's Tommy Tuberville for
the East squad. Moore closed out his
ECU college career by becoming just
the fourth player in school history to
record more than 400 tackles. Despite
numerous injuries, he played in 42 of
46 games with 38 starts and led the
Pirates in tackles as a sophomore,
junior and senior. Whimper made an
impact at three different positions
during his collegiate career at ECU.
After originally signing with the Pirate
program as a defensive lineman, he
played tight end (2004) before being
moved to the tackle position during
preseason camp in 2005. He ended
the season with 10 consecutive starts
while playing in all 11 games. He
participated in 712 plays and tallied
31.0 knock-down blocks.
Rangers give Telxelra a $154
All-Star first baseman Mark
Teixeira agreed to a $15.4 million, two-
year contract Tuesday with the Texas
Rangers, avoiding salary arbitration
this year and next. Teixeira hit .301
with 43 home runs and 144 RBI last
season. The RBI were the most for
a switch-hitter, breaking the record
set by George Davis, who had 136
RBI for the New York Giants in 1896.
The Rangers also agreed to one-year
1 deals with right-hander Adam Eaton
($4.65 million) and outfielder Brad
Wilkerson ($3.9 million), avoiding
arbitration with two players acquired
in separate trades last month. Teixeira
will get $6 million this season and
$9.4 million in 2007. He will turn 26 in
April and is not eligible for free agency
until after the 2008 season. Wilkerson,
expected to be the Rangers' leadoff
hitter, came over from the Washington
Nationals in the deal that sent All-Star
second baseman Alfonso Soriano to
the Washington Nationals. Wilkerson
would earn $50,000 bonuses for
playing in 135 and 150 games. He
hit .248 with 42 doubles, 11 homers,
57 RBI and 84 walks in 148 games
last season. Eaton was part of a
six-player trade with the San Diego
Padres. He was 11-5 with a 4.27 ERA
last season, when he was limited to
128 23 innings and 24 games (22
starts) because of a strained middle
College ball in the Carolinas
Ranking Dl men's
basketball programs in
North Carolina, South
(Rankings as of Jan. 17)
1. Duke (16-0)
Best Win: vs. Memphis 70-67
J.J. Redick and Shelden Wil-
liams have lived up to preseason
hype. Once again, the Blue Devils
are a legitimate national title con-
tender. Winning the ACC should
be a formality, but Coach K will
need to develop some depth
before the postseason.
2. N.C. State (14-2)
Best Win: vs. George Wash-
ington 79-58
Herb Sendek continues to
quiet the doubters in Raleigh. The
Wolfpack have a chance to even
the ACC standings with a road
win over Duke on Wednesday. To
do so, Cameron Bennerman will
have the tallest task of trying to
stop Redick defensively.
3. UNC (10-3)
Best Win: vs. NC State 82-69
The Tar Heels' guards got out-
played by a quicker Miami back-
court on Saturday. Roy Williams
will have to divert his team away
from trap road games against Vir-
ginia and Florida St. to compete
for second in the ACC.
4. Unison (13-4)
Best Win: vs. Wake Forest
Vernon Hamilton knocked
in a career-high 31 points off the
bench against Duke. The Tigers
will be a bubble team come NCAA
Selection Sunday. Oliver Purnell is
desperately missing six-foot-nine-
inch sophomore James Mays, who
isn't currently enrolled. Since
his departure, the Tigers are just
5. Charlotte (10 6)
Best Win: at La Salle
The 49ers have yet to record
a quality win. With a bonfide
star in Curtis Whithers, Bobby
Lutz's squad should never have
dropped three of their first four.
Competing in the Atlantic 10 will
hurt Charlotte's RPI come bubble
time. A Saturday win over George
Washington could propel the
49ers back into the upper echelon
of the conference.
6. Wake Forest (11-5)
Best Win: vs. Wisconsin
The Demon Deacons haven't
recovered from Trent Strickland's
failed reverse dunk against Duke.
Skip Prosser has an excellent
inside outside game with Eric Wil-
liams and Justin Gray. Until the
point guard problem gets solved,
the team is bubble bound.
7. Winthrop (10-4)
Best Win: at Marquette
Winthrop Head Coach Gregg
Marshall has nothing to hang his
head about. If the Eagles win the
Big South tournament, don't be
surprised to see Marshall as the
head man at South Carolina next
year. For this season, Winthrop
is downright scary and should
breeze through conference play.
8. UNC Wilmington (12-6)
Best Win: at Northwestern
Brad Brownell is an excellent
coach with another talented
team. Talent aside, the Seahawks
are haunted by losses at College
of Charleston, ECU and now
Hofstra. In order to impress
the selection committee, the
Seahawks will have to improve
No. 70 Sagarin ranking.
9. South Carolina (9-7)
Best Win: vs. Winthrop
Dave Odom's time is running
thin in Columbia. The Game-
cocks had momentum coming
into the season following a NIT
title. But three losses, all within
10 points, have USC in the pits of
the SEC. Unless Odom can find a
way to pull out close games down
the stretch, USC will be forced to
defend the NIT title.
10. Davidson (9-6)
Best Win: vs. Missouri
Bob McKillop recently became
the Southern Conference all-time
winningest coach in Southern
Conference history. But his cel-
ebration was short lived after a
puzzling road loss to Furman.
Last year, the Wildcats went
undefeated in SoCon play. Now,
they will have to duel Georgia
Southern and upstart Furman.
11. Elon (7-9)
Best Win: at Clemson
Ernie Nestor's club is finally
turning the corner in year three.
After losing nine of 10 at one
point in the season, the Phoe-
nix have reeled off five straight,
including four SoCon victories.
The question now will be whether
Elon can continue its winning
ways or fall back to reality.
12. Western Carolina (9-10)
Best Win: at ECU
Larry Hunter's Princeton-style
offense is diffusing the talent gap
of the Catamounts and their oppo-
nents. After dropping a mid-week
game on regional television to App.
St the Catamounts pulled out a
tough road win against UNCG.
Give Hunter two more years and
the Cullowhee school will be
NCAA tournament bound.
13. ECU (6-9)
Best Win: vs. UNCW
The Pirates are a better team
than their ranking indicates. Had
Jeremy Ingram been eligible for the
former portion of the season, ECU
could be five slots higher. Close
losses to Wake Forest and Mem-
phis prove that ECU has big game
potential. In a weaker Conference
USA, finishing .500 in conference-
play should be attainable.
14. App. State (7-10)
Best Win: at Marshall
Mountaineer fans are happy jj
with first-ever Division I-A foot-If
ball championship. However
the basketball season has been aA
roller coaster ride. One minute,V
the Mountaineers look like anl
elite SoCon team and the nextj
the team gets blown out.
15. High Point (10-4)
Best Win: at Elon
Panthers have wins over
SoCon foes Western Carolina
and Elon. But the Big South is
really where High Point is doing
their damage having won three
straight. JUCO transfer Arizona
Reid is averaging 20. S points per
game. Panthers have Saturday
showdown with Winthrop.
16. Furman (9-6)
Best Win: vs. Davidson
see NCSC page A7
Pirates fall to VT in dual meet
ECU drops weekend
series to Clemson
The men and women swimmers and divers dropped their first meet of the season to the Hokies.
(SID) The ECU men and
women's swimming and diving
teams each dropped their meets
Sunday afternoon to Virginia
Tech in dual meet action In
Minges Aquatic Center.
The women's team, who fell
125.5-116.5, was led by junior
sprinter Rebecca Perry, who set
a pool and varsity record in the
200-freestyle with a time of
1:50.49 finishing almost three
full seconds ahead of Virginia
Tech's Sara Smith. Perry, along
with Adrienne Williams, Amanda
Duncan and Kate Gordon, was
also part of the 200-free relay,
which set a pool record with a
time of 1:36.35.
Sophomore distance swim-
mer Megan Pulaski captured
the 1,000-freestyle with a pool
record time of 10:18.40 finishing
13 seconds a head of the Hokies'
Stephanie Jones. She also edged
out Beth Byrum of Virginia Tech
for the 500-yard freestyle with a
time of 5:03.23.
In other women's action, Adri-
enne Williams (24.38) claimed
the 50-freestyle, Christie lcen-
hower took home the one-meter
diving event (231.08) and Duncan
(56.91) won the 100-yard butterfly.
The Hokies were too much on
the men's side as they defeated
ECU 144-96. The 200-yard medley
team of Greg Neville, Charlie
McCanless, Chris Lubenau and
Bryan Yasinsac finished second
with a time of 1:35.25.
Neville finished third in
the 200-freestyle and claimed
event honors in the 100-back-
stroke with a time of 51.12.
In other men's swimming
action, Andrew Phelps finished
fourth in the 1000-freestyle
while claiming first in the
500-freestyle, Yasinsac (21.90)
placed second in the 50-free-
style and Lubenau was second
in the 100-butterfly (50.22).
Sophomore diver Ryan
Hunt took home the one-meter
(241.28) and three-meter (238.43)
events, while Peter Bradyhouse
finished third (197.93) and
fourth (171.23) respectively.
Both the men and women's
teams will be back in action Sat-
urday, Jan. 21 when they travel
to Baltimore, Md. to face UMBC.
This writer can be contacted at
sports@theeastcarolinian. com.
The ECU Ice hockey team took the long road trip to Clemson
University this past weekend for their first games of the spring
semester, but returned to Greenville disappointed after losing
both their matchups against the Tigers. Despite sub-par skating
in their first game against Clemson, the Pirates still managed
to battle hard for most of the game, eventually falling short G-
5. The Saturday game featured a much more solid effort from
ECU, but it all unraveled for the Pirates In the third period The
Tigers exploded for five goals in the final frame before ECU
scored their only goal of the period, finishing the game in a
7-3 loss. Pennsylvania native Mike Ormsbee led the Pirates
on offense as he notched five points over the weekend (4 G
1 A). ECU will take to the ice again this Friday and Saturday in
Hickory, NC where they will skate against Appalachian State
Their next home series will be against UNC-Chaoel Hill nn
Jan 27. at 9:30 p.m. on
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The Terriers' best player, Eric
Marshall has been hurt ever since
Dec. 6. Wofford hasn't found an
answer to replace Marshall's 11.4
points per contest and vital 3-point
shooting. Unfortunately for the
Terriers, only two of their six wins
are against Division I opponents.
21. Campbell (5-9)
Best Win: at Gardner-Webb
Fighting Camels problem is
on the defensive side of the ball.
Through 14 games, Campbell is
dead last (326th) in scoring defense
allowing 87.2 points per game. The
win over Gardner-Webb should
give the Fighting Camels some
confidence to make a run up the
Atlantic Sun standings.
22. Coastal Carolina (7-8)
Best Win: vs. UNC Asheville
Buzz Peterson is undergo-
ing a heavy rebuilding effort
after being fired from Ten-
nessee last season. The Dean
Smith protegee was successful
at App. St but it will take time
in Conway. Leading scorer Jack
Leasure is making 4.4 3 pointers
per game.
23. College of Charleston
Best Win: at UNC Wilmington
Tom Herrion, Bill's brother, is
in his fourth season at the helm
of the Cougars. But Herrion's
fourth is following the same
path as his brother did at ECU.
And that's not a road the younger
Herrion wants to head down.
Dontave Draper is the leading
scorer at 18.1 per contest.
24. The Citadel (6-11)
Best Win: at Stetson
The Bulldogs are currently
winiess in five times in SoCon
play. After a couple of brief two-
game winning streak against
Division II opponents, The Cita-
del has dropped eight consecutive
games. One thing the Bulldogs do
have on their side is depth as 12
players' average double digits in
minutes per game.
25. UNC Asheville (3-12)
Best Win: at Furman
The Bulldogs got first win
over Furman looks more impres-
sive as time progresses. However,
the small state school is strug-
gling in scoring margin, averag-
ing a 12.3 point loss. Maybe, the
Bulldogs can begin to use their
height to their advantage. UNCA
has two seven-footers and a six-
foot-eight-inch shooting guard.
Best Win: vs. Marshall
The Bulldogs are having
trouble putting the ball in the
basket as they average a measly
57.1 points per game. Even so,
the Marshall win was impressive
and could vault them into MEAC
contention. The Bulldogs have
lost five of their last six games.
27. N.C. AST (1-13)
The Aggies finally picked up
their first win of the season on
Monday. Currently, only Morgan
State, Baylor and Savannah State
are the only teams in Division I
not to post a win. Head coach
Jerry Eaves is 10-58 since taking
over the once-proud program.
This writer can be contacted at
sportstheeastcarolinian. com.
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The East Carolinian, January 18, 2006
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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