The East Carolinian, January 19, 2006
Volume 81 Number 41
19, 2006
New visitation policy garners mixed views
Weekend visitation
freedom in dorms
Advantages of visitation
There is evidence that sug-
gests the new dorm visitation
policy is having the desired effect
intended by campus life officials.
There is even a possibility it
could be expanded to include other
residence halls next semester.
"The RHA has recommended
that it be continued, and it is
being considered by the adminis-
tration said Steve Myszak, assis-
tant director for residence life.
Fleming, Umstead and White
residence halls all have the new
policy, which allows students to
have overnight visitors of either
sex to spend the night in the
dorm as long as their roommate
has no objections to that guest.
These dorms were selected as
buildings to be tested in this first
year pilot program because they
are upperclassman dorms.
"All the halls are upper divi-
sion halls, and first year students
do not live in those environ-
ments Myszak said.
The new policy was estab-
lished to provide upperclassmen
more freedom and flexibility with
their guests' visitation rights.
"It allows upper division
students an opportunity to have
friends over to study or friends
who are from another college to
visit Myszak said.
"So it's a mixture of academic
and social advantages
The advantages of the new
policy are that it allows students
to practice responsible behavior
and gives them more freedom.
"I think with the 24-hour,
especially weekend, it does allow
responsible behavior where
other peoples' rights will not be
infringed upon and also just the
ability to study because we all
know that students don't study
Negative effects seen
from visitation policy
Why a visitation policy is
not necessarily a good
Campus Living's Residents'
Handbook of 2005-2006 out-
lines the visitation policy for all
non-residents and details the
differences that now exist among
different dorms.
The visitation policy affects
all halls except for Fleming,
Umstead and White, which are
upperclassman halls, in the
same way. The policy outlines
visitation hours as being from 8
a.m. - 2 a.m. daily. Residents may
have guests of either sex during
regular visitation hours.
Residents of Fleming, Umstead
and White Halls have the same
visiting hours and restrictions
Sunday through Thursday, but
beginning Friday at 5 p.m. and
ending Sunday at 5 p.m there
is no restriction regarding who
can or cannot stay through the
night with the roommate's per-
Cohabitation, which is
defined by the handbook as
"a non-assigned person living
in a residence hall space for
more than 48 hours regardless
of the approval of the assigned
resident is never allowed in
any hall.
Furthermore, many students
may not be aware that one may
not have the same overnight
guest more than 10 nights total
for the entire academic year.
All residents are strongly
encouraged not to host overnight
c guests under the age of 18. The
j resident should receive approval
-g from his or her hall coordinator
$ and the roommate before having
S any guest under the age of 18 stay
with him or her all night (Friday
see PROS page A3 Students watch with dismay as Resident Advisor issues them a warning for violating the dorm visitation policy in Umstead Hall.
see CONS page A3
ECU Centennial coming next year
Britney Sproat is congratulated by Red Cross Director Ginger Dail.
Teaching fellowships: more
than merely scholarships
Charitable acts done by
teaching fellows
There is no question that the
ECU Teaching Fellows program
is much more than a scholarship,
evidenced by multiple non-profit
projects and a large total of men-
toringtutoring hours taken on
by students.
This fall, approximately 920
mentoringtutoring hours were
completed and six non-profit
service projects were done by the
sophomore and junior classes.
These projects were spon-
sored by the Teaching Fellows
service committee and included
programs such as Toys for Tots, a
holiday food drive and Adopt-a-
Brittany Sproat, junior ele-
mentary education major and
co-chair for the service commit-
tee, helped organize the adopt-a-
highway project.
"We go on Elm Street and
clean up Elm Street at least four
times a semester through Ameri-
can Clean Up said Sproat.
In addition to those projects,
the Teaching Fellows also raised
more than 2,000 food items for
local food shelters for home-
coming. This will now be done
Operation Christmas Child
was another one of their proj-
ects. It ensures that children all
over the world will have toys
for Christmas by sending them
a variation of small toys in a
In fewer than two weeks, the
Teaching Fellows met their goal
of raising $1,000 for victims of
Hurricane Katrina.
The sophomore and junior
Teaching Fellows must have a
certain amount of mentor-
ingtutoring, but most of the
participation they do is
They must tutor at least 10-
12 hours per semester and they
must participate in at least two of
the four activities in the service
"Our sophomores and juniors
tutor one hour a week said
Martha Parrish, assistant director
of NC Teaching Fellows.
"Our sophomores tutor with
after school non-profit agen-
cies or after school clubs, and
our juniors tutor one hour per
week in a school setting in their
licensure area. The fund-raising
and some of the service projects
are strictly volunteer and going
a little bit above and beyond the
The sophomores tutor in
local places such as Operation
Sunshine, the Little Willie Center,
Carver Library, PC Stars and the
Boys and Girls Club.
"Our class tutors at differ-
ent sites around Greenville,
which include inner-city youth
organizations, Boys and Girls
Club, elementary schools and
other groups that need help
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From top left is Jarvis Hall in 1916, Jarvis in 1982, Wright Circle in 1988 and on the right is Minges Coliseum in 1964.
Centennial celebration to
begin spring 2007
Since the beginning of the
year, ECU'S Web site has been
hot to a number of images that
have differed from those that are
usually displayed.
They depict students or fac-
ulty who look worlds apart from
those of today's university. The
images are in black and white
and to today's student body, may
look like something out of an old
film. While a few of the buildings
in the pictures may hold some
resemblance to those of today,
to many students the images
may represent an entirely dif-
ferent period in the university's
Although the images
represent ECU's past, they serve
as a strong reminder of the great
strides the university has taken
in the past 100 years.
In an effort to honor those
strides, ECU will commemorate
the 100-year anniversary of the
opening of the institution with a
two and a half year celebration,
beginning March 8, 2007 and
continuing through Oct. 5, 2009.
The Centennial will include
celebrations to recognize
significant events that have
occurred within the last 100 years
and celebrate the legacy of the
The team behind the plan-
ning of the Centennial cele-
bration, the Centennial Task
Force, is made up of ECU faculty,
staff, alumni, students and the
Greenville community, all of
whom have been planning the
celebration for almost two years
now. The Task Force is in the
process of creating a calendar of
events for the celebration, which
will recognize the milestone at
various university events and
also create one-time specific
In addition to the celebra-
tion, Henry Ferrell, university
historian, has created two books
to celebrate the anniversary. Both
will cover the 100-year history of
ECU while one, entitled No Time
for Ivy, will be an illustrated look
back. The other, titled Promises
Kept, will be a written text.
The coordinating co-chairs
for the Task Force are Patricia
Anderson, associate professor
of education, and Chief of Staff
Austin Bunch. Both want to
emphasize that all of the events
that are being planned to take
place throughout the Centen-
nial are those that will celebrate
the "essence of the university
Furthermore, the phrase that is
displayed on the ECU Centennial
homepage is one that has been
coined to reflect the spirit of the
celebration, and all events that
are being planned revolve very
closely around it.
Bunch views the Centennial
as a, "once in a lifetime event for
celebrating the institution
"All the energies that are
being put forth into this event
are befitting of the spirit of ECU
said Bunch.
Similarly, Anderson views
those "energies" as a "labor of
love According to her, all who
are involved in the Centen-
nial Task Force, with only a few
exceptions, are strictly volunteer-
ing to do the work. She feels that
because these individuals are so
willingly volunteering their time,
it reflects very closely the way
people feel about the university.
Both Anderson and Bunch
are anxious for the continuation
of the planning and are looking
for active participation by the
students with this celebration.
They agree the visuals on the
Web site are just the beginning
of what will be and are hoping
that awareness of the upcom-
ing milestone will only broaden
with time.
Students have the opportu-
nity to become involved with
sub-committees around campus
and play a part in the biggest
celebration in the history of the
institution. If interested, students
should contact SGA President M.
Cole Jones or the Centennial Task
Force at
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THURSDAY January 19, 2006
Polar Bear Plunge
For those ready to brave a dip
in wintry, icy waters, Student
Recreation Services 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
in downtown. Procopio and
friends will provide instruction
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 is $3 for students,
$5 for FASG members and $8
for the public. This is a non-
alcoholic and non-smoking
event. For more information call
Great Decisions
The Great Decisions program
begins Saturday, Jan. 21, from 10
am. to noon in Rivers West RW
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, D.C. 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
Refugee Artist to
The School of Art and Design will
be welooming visiting artist Enrique
Seba at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan.
19 in Speight Auditorium, located
in Jenkins Fine Arts Center.
Seba win 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
Piano Performance
Joyce Yang, 12th Van Clibum
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.
RHA Winter Trip
The Residence Hall Association
is sponsonng 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 ofthe 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
PICAS0 Rocker-Thon
The first annual PICASO Rocker-
Thon will be held Thursday, Jan.
19 from 9 am - 5 p.m. in Colonial
Mall. Teams will sit and "rock" aH
day to raise donations and give
support to those affected by HIV
and AIDS in Pttt County, as well
as educational programs to help
prevent the spread of AIDS. For
more information, contact Shanae
Ouch, PICASO executive director,
at 830-1660 or scoxh@picaso.
Held Trip to NC
Museum of Art
The School of Art and Design is
sponsoring a trip to Raleigh to
view "The Potter's Eye" exhibit
at the NC Museum of Art. The
exhibit includes 90 pots from
the 19th and 21st centuries.
Seats on the bus should be
$10. The group will depart at 9
a.m. and return in the evening.
News Briefs
UNC-Greensboro drops speech
charges against students
GREENSBORO, NC (AP) - University of
North Carolina at Greensboro officials
have dropped charges against two
students accused of speaking outside
of designated "free speech zones'
on campus, the school's lawyer said
Students Allison Jaynes and Robert
Sinnott were accused of violating
campus policy by helping to organize a
rally of about 40 people Nov. 16 in front
of the campus library.
When a school official told Jaynes to
move to a free speech zone, she refused
and was later charged, along with Sinnott,
with a campus violation The punishment
could have ranged from a warning to
probation with restrictions, said Jaynes,
a senior physics major.
The Foundation for Individual Rights in
Education based in Philadelphia said
public pressure forced the university to
drop the charges and take another look
at its free speech policy. The organization
co-authored a study that said UNC
campuses had a number of problems
with free speech.
But university counsel Skip Capone said
the institution wasn't trying to abridge
free speech. The zones predated most
employees at UNC-G and were created
in the 1970s during Vietnam protests so
students wouldn't be blocked from their
classes, he said.
A committee approved Nov. 14 will study
the issue because of court decisions
against restrictions on speech, Capone
said. The committee is being formed
now, he said, and will include students
and faculty.
Lawyers debate whether
cohabitation lawsuit should
BURGAW, NC (AP) - Lawyers for a
woman who quit working for Pender
County after the sheriff told her to leave
her live-in boyfriend, marry him or find
a new job argued Tuesday that the
courts should allow the lawsuit to move
Sheriff Carson Smith and representatives
of State Attorney General Roy Cooper
both argue that Decora Hobbs has no
standing to sue them. Smith's lawyer
argues that the sheriff was merely
enforcing a 200-year-old state law that
prohibits unmarried couples from IMng
together. Cooper's counsel says the
lawsuit lacks merit because challenges
to a criminal statute have only been
allowed when a criminal complaint has
been filed or is threatened.
Hobbs has not been charged with a
crime nor is she threatened with arrest
Cooper has said.
But Jennifer Rudinger, state executive
director for the American CMI Uberties
Union and Hobbs' lawyer in the case,
says her client could be charged at
The rarely enforced cohabitation law
carries a fine of up to $1,000 and as much
as 60 days in jail.
Pender County Judge Benjamin Afford
did not indicate when he would issue a
ruling in the case.
Explosive device found In car at
U.SCanada border
BLAINE, Wash. (AP) - An improvised
explosive device and four handguns
were found in a car after Canadian
officials at a border crossing became
suspicious of the driver, authorities
The bomb and firearms were found in
a car that had just passed through the
Peace Arch border crossing at about
9:30 p.m Royal Canadian Mounted
Police said in a statement.
The explosive device was found in the
engine compartment, officials said.
Interstate 5 in the United States and
Highway 99 in Canada were closed
at the crossing - the busiest between
the two countries west of Detroit.
The discovery was made after
officials became suspicious of the
passenger car, which was occupied
only by the driver, a man who was
acting erratically, said Paula Shore,
spokeswoman forthe Canada Border
Services Agency. The Mountles'
explosives squad was summoned,
she said.
"Our border services officers are
trained to look for inconsistencies
Shore said. "It's never just one thing
that makes them want to take another
look at someone
Traffic in both directions was diverted
less than a mile to the east to the
Pacific Highway crossing, officials
Supreme Court ruling may ease
assisted suicide passage In
other states
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - After more
than a decade of legal battles over
assisted suicide, a Supreme Court
ruling affirming that states have
the authority to regulate medical
treatment of the terminally ill may help
turn an Oregon law into a national
The 6-3 ruling Tuesday was considered
a rebuke to the Bush administration
UNC semester in Washington
offers internships for students
Students have the opportunity to work in their nation's capital
Program sends three
students each semester
What began just two semes-
ters ago in the summer term of
2005 has already grown to an
excellent opportunity for ECU
The UNC Semester in Wash-
ington program, which sends
three students from each of
UNC's sister institutions to Wash-
ington, D.C. for a semester to
experience internships at Wash-
ington-based organizations, has
already welcomed four ECU stu-
dents from the past summer term
and fall semester. The goal ofthe
program is to allow students to
apply what they have learned
in the classroom to real-world
situations and to further their
learning in their field of study
through their interactions and
While participating in the
program, students are required
to live in UNC-leased housing
that is two blocks from the U.S.
Supreme Court and intern with
an organization in the D.C.
area. In addition to interning
E four days a week for a minimum
8 of 32 hours, students must also
. complete three hours per week
of an academic seminar called
"The Washington Experience
The seminar, which is currently
being taught by Leslie Omoruyi,
assistant professor of political
science, is taught each year by
a UNC system faculty member
in residence. In addition to the
internship and the seminar, stu-
dents also have the opportunity
to take another course either
online or as an independent
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and former Attorney General John
Ashcroft The court said they improperly
threatened to use a federal drug law
against Oregon doctors who prescribe
lethal doses of medicine to dying
patients who request it
At least six other states have proposed,
or are considering, some form of an
assisted suicide law, with bills currently
in the legislatures of California and
The Oregon law was passed by initiative
in 1994 and affirmed by an even larger
majority of voters in 1997, within weeks
of another Supreme Court ruling in a
Washington state case that also backed
states as the final authority for regulating
medical practice.
A total of 208 people mostly cancer
patients have taken the lethal prescription
from 1998 through 2004, according to
figures collected by Oregon health
officials tracking how often the law is
The issue remains thorny among
physicians, who offer differing opinions.
Dr. Kenneth Stevens of the foundation
Physicians for Compassionate Care,
which has opposed the law, said
he worries the terminally ill may feel
pressure to end their lives. He noted
the American Medical Association also
is against it
Although the Supreme Court ruling
will make it easier for other states
to craft their own laws, political
opposition in many states is high, said
Eli Stutsman, a Portland attorney who
has defended the law since 1994.
Polls in Vermont also showed broad
support for an assisted suicide law
based on the Oregon model, said
Michael Slrotkin, spokesman for
Death with Dignity Vermont and End
of Life Choices Vermont.
Drought sparks food shortage
In eastern Africa; millions on the
verge of famine
DENAN, Ethiopia (AP) - Millions are at
risk of famine in eastern Africa after a
potentially devastating drought wiped
out this year's crop. Aid organizations
warn that unless urgent supplies of food,
water and medicine are delivered to
the region, more people could die than
perished in the drought of 2000, which
killed nearly 100,000 in Ethiopia alone.
Preliminary assessments show those
affected by the drought include an
estimated 3.5 million in Kenya, 1.75
million in Ethiopia, 1.4 million in Somalia
and 60,000 in Djibouti.
Poor rains over the last nine years
have left many families living on a
knife's edge. This year the rains failed
completely. Food prices are up as
much as 50 percent, while the value of
prized livestock has plummeted, hitting
hard the nomads who rely on cattle,
sheep, goats and camels for food and
The warning signs of famine appear
long before it takes hold In this corner
of Ethiopia, about 870 miles southeast
of the capital, Addis Ababa. The
bones and rotting carcasses of cattle
mark the landscape. Children, whose
immunity systems are hopelessly
compromised by insufficient nutrition,
are beginning to fall sick.
Efforts to help the region's hungry
have also been troubled by a low-
level conflict between the Ethiopian
army and separatist rebels in the area.
In recent months, trucks carrying food
aid have been attacked and, in some
cases, burned.
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just between the hours of 8 a.m.
and midnight Myszak said.
There have not been any
reported problems with the new
policy so far. During the pilot
period last semester, the policy
worked according to plan.
"The new visitation policy
has been going great so far said
Hanna Zhu, resident coordinator
of White Hall.
"We don't have any problems
with the policy in our building.
It seems residents have been
enjoying the freedom of the new
policy without abusing it
Students seem to enjoy the
freedom of the policy and
would like to see it continue
next semester.
"Living on your own and
not having the restrictions that
you did back at home makes the
college experience that much
better said Crystal Toone, soph-
omore physical therapy major.
"The time I have spent in the
dorm is better when my loved
ones can spend the night
The visitation policy for the
other dorms allows students to
have guests from 8 a.m. - 2 a.m.
daily. The upperclassman halls
with the new policy allow guests
to come during the same hours
Sunday through Thursday.
Although there are restrictions
on the 24-hour policy and the
non-upperclassman halls,
there are areas in the dorms that will
allow visitation throughout the day.
"All of the residence halls
do at least have a lobby that is
(open 24-hours where studying
can occur Myszak said.
Each dorm has a 24-hour
designated lobby area or a base-
ment lounge where they are safe
from being told that their visitors
must leave.
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or Saturday night only).
Where does that leave stu-
dents? A few share their feelings
and opinions on the current
visitation policy.
"I agree with it up to a
certain point said Luke
Daughtry, sophomore art
"If it's someone from
your dorm or (a person you
know and are comfortable with
them and trust them, it really
shouldn't matter. The policy
shouldn't be so rigid. It's driving
people away from wanting to
live in the residence halls. You
lose track of time one night and
you get written up for it, and it's
not fair
"As adults, I believe we should
be able to make the decision
whether or not to have people of
the opposite sex in our room past
2 a.m said freshman Ashley
"I believe the visitation
policy exists to give parents a
false sense of security for sending
their kids off to college because
things will occur between people
of the opposite sex whether it's
past visiting hours or not. The
roommates have to agree on who
may stay in their room and when
it's OK regardless of the policy
Williams said.
Some students think the
policy exercised in the three
upperclassman halls should
apply to everyone at ECU.
"I can understand having
a visitation policy for week-
days, but to have it on weekends
for the opposite sex in most
dorms doesn't make much sense
to me said Will Elsen, junior
economics major.
"I think the decision should
be solely between the person
and their roommate and how
comfortable they both feel with
having someone stay overnight
in the room. I just don't see what
the harm in it is
"We shouldn't have a
policy on the weekends
because everything in
town closes at 2 a.m. and
people who want to come
back to the hall and hang out
cannot because they're no
longer allowed in each others'
rooms said Lucy Coolahan,
freshman hospitality manage-
ment major.
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The four ECU students who
have already completed the intern-
ship are Carmin Black, Christopher
Harris and William Morgan, all
of whom were enrolled in the
program over the summer, and
Matthew Herman, who recently
completed the fall semester. All of
the students are pursuing degrees
in different fields of study, but all
experienced successful semesters in
the nation's capital. Their experi-
ences ranged from internships with
ABC News, the National Institutes
of Health, the Federal Reserve Bank
and most recently, in the Office
of U.S. Representative Walter B.
Matthew Herman, who had
the opportunity to intern as a
Congressional Fellow with Jones,
views his experience as one that
was incomparably beneficial.
"Working on Capitol Hill
afforded me the opportunity to
meet, as well as interact with, a
multitude of diverse individuals
within an extremely complex
and dynamic environment said
In addition to working daily
under Jones, Herman met many
notable figures, two of whom were
Senator Richard Burr and Senator
Joe Lieberman, and saw figures
such as President and Mrs. Bush
and Secretary of State Condoleezza
Rice. Herman was also fortunate
enough to witness history in
attending visitations for Rosa Parks
and Chief Supreme Court Justice
Rehnquist and a confirmation
hearing for Chief Justice Roberts.
Dorothy Muller, the ECU
campus coordinator for the UNC
Semester in Washington pro-
gram, acknowledges the ben-
efits of this program and the
value of taking advantage of
the opportunities surround-
ing those who participate.
"These internships have been
superior and these are superior
students said Muller.
"They didn't do copying and
stapling, they did the real stuff
To be eligible for this pro-
gram, students must be enrolled
full-time as an undergraduate at
a University of North Carolina
constituent institution. Students
must be juniors or seniors with
a minimum of a 3.0 grade point
average. Participants should pos-
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munication skills and be reliable
and motivated.
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said Kyle Johnson, sophomore
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For the spring, the Teach-
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and mentoring projects.
The Teaching Fellows expect
to have a total of more than
1,000 mentoringtutoring hours
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after school tutoring programs
will all develop a service project
within the group they work,
whether it be Wild Coats after
school, Operation Sunshine or the
Boys and Girls club Parrish said.
"We're looking into adding a
soup kitchen, but that's not set in
stone yet Sproat said.
The ECU Teaching Fellows
made a definite impact last fall
with 185 out of 500 total fellows
in the state of North Carolina
at ECU.
The students in the
program seem to recognize the
importance of the program and
the kinds of opportunities the
program gives them.
"Many people think that
it is a full ride through college
or just free money, but in fact,
the Teaching Fellows program
prepares us to become wonderful
educators and great pillars of our
society Johnson said.
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THURSDAY January 19,2006
Our View
Work, sleep, study
or go home
TEC is committed to writing solid, well-grounded
opinions that are reinforced with empirical facts.
With that said, here is a quotation from an abstract
of a scholarly work titled, "Sleepless at Stanford:
what all undergraduates should know about how
their sleeping lives affect their waking lives writ-
ten by William Dement of Stanford.
"Each of us has a specific daily sleep require-
ment. The average sleep requirement for college
students is well over eight hours, and the majority
of students would fall within the range of this value
plus or minus one hour wrote Dement.
How many of you honestly get that much sleep?
Better yet how many of you do that and attend all
of your classes? We are willing to bet that many
people at ECU come to college, adapt insane
habits of staying up until 5 am then sleeping
until 1 p.m, before waking up to start the day.
That assumes you actually sleep the number of
hours Dement recommends. Some of you may
sleep from 6 a.m. to noon. In reality, some of you
go to sleep at 3 am. and wake up at 2 p.m. That
is one way to get adequate sleep. Too bad there
are hardly any post-college lifestyles that allow
for such slumber methods.
We would like to believe these ridiculous sleep
patterns could be blamed on something outside a
student's control, but if we were to believe that we
would be too innocent to be let out of the house.
There are plenty of legitimate sleeping disorders
that affect lots of people, particularly people who
have long, laborious jobs. However, college stu-
dents are generally lazy and do not have laborious
jobs, at least not the ones who sleep until 2 p.m.
In all fairness, this does not apply to the sig-
nificant portion of the student population who
either have more than 18 hours of courses
andor greater than 20 hours of work with other
jobs. Nevertheless, the vast majority of people
with whacky sleep schedules are losers who I
simply forgot humans are diurnal creatures.
These are the people who are sleeping away
the millions of dollars North Carolina ties up
in education subsidies intended for students
Ilka them to make something of their lives.
When the government expects to get something
out of you, you have a duty to deliver. Not only are
people missing classes and not making anything of
themselves, they are staying up late to holler, party,
run up and down dorm floors and even play bud
music. This hurts the sleep system of others and ;
negates their ability to better themselves and society.
Being irresponsible with your sleeping habits is
not a personal choice. It cannot be when state
funding is involved nor is ruining others' sleep a
personal choice.
Luckily, most people who sleep until noon are too
lazy to read this opinion and thus nobody should
be besmirched by its content Hopefully, all of our
loyal readers will continue to get good steep keep
their feet on the ground and reach for the stars.
Pirate Rant
Opinion Columnist
"Most hated man on campus" leaves his mark
Our Staff
Jennifer L Hobbs
Editor in Chief
Chris Munier Zack Hill
News Editor Asst News Editor
Carolyn Scandura Kristin Murnane
hope my attempt to
inject truth and common
sense was noticed
Circumstances and respon-
sibilities have converged in the
person of my daughter, who will
be graduating high school this
year and wants to go to college
herself. She has been accepted to
five or six schools already, all of
which are out of state and all of
which she and her mother and I
want to visit.
The result of this? I was
presented with the choice of
spending thousands of dollars
continuing my education now
or spending thousands of dollars
on tickets, gasoline, fees, deposits
(when she finally decides which
school she likes best), etc. on
various college visits to allow my
daughter to follow her dreams. I
wish that all the choices in my
life were this easy.
It is said that all things must
eventually come to an end. So it
is with my contribution to TEC.
Over the past two years, many
people have asked me why I
choose to write what 1 do instead
of "what interested college kids
There is a very simple answer
to that, I saw no need to waste
my time commenting on such
vacuous subjects like who was
doing what, and to whom (or
who was doing who, for that
matter) on some inane television
show or "reality" series. 1 wrote
about what I am passionate about
and what matters to all of us.
When I returned to ECU in
2003, after an injury forced me
to abandon my career and learn a
new one. I entered with the naive
belief that the college experience
of today would be somewhat as I
remembered it from when I was
here in the late 1980s.
I was in for a rude shock.
The campus atmosphere I
remembered was gone. It used to
be that ideas were openly debated
and people politely listened
(or at least pretended to listen)
to differing opinions. People
could pretty much say what they
wanted, no matter how objec-
tionable it might have been to
others, anywhere and anytime.
College in general, and ECU in
particular, was an institution of
That ECU exists no more.
What I saw in 2003 and
since shocked, infuriated and
nauseated me. ECU has become
a place where anyone who dis-
agrees with the "conventional
wisdom" of Liberalism is sub-
jected to ridicule and scorn from
students and staff alike. ECU is
now a place where "free speech"
is graciously allowed in the prop-
erly designated area and severely
curtailed everywhere else. Politi-
cal correctness is enforced by
the Thought Police. Propaganda
has replaced common sense and
"truth" is defined by the Liberal
(i.e. Democrat) agenda.
I could not, and did not, sit
idly by and watch this happen.
The purpose of my columns
from the beginning has been
to attempt to inject a modicum
of truth, common sense and
the values of the majority of
Americans into the putrid
atmosphere of lies, arrogance
and ignorance that permeates
colleges today.
I tried to offer balance by
pointing out the blatant hypoc-
risy of Liberals. I countered the
fallacies taught in the classroom
by pointing out that the Demo-
cratic Party and Liberalism has
been the worst thing to befall
minorities in this country since
slavery. All they have done for
minorities is to substitute one
form of servitude and fealty for
In short, I made every effort
to do what ECU hasn't: to provide
you with the other side of the
story so you can critically evalu-
ate the issues so you could make
informed decisions
Only time will tell how suc-
cessful I was.
Of the many highlights of
my time at TEC, perhaps the
biggest (other than Ms. Rachel
repeatedly editorializing that I
should be fired for not writing
what she wanted to read!) was
shortly after the 2004 elections.
It was then that a very irate,
typically misinformed young
Liberal got in my face and
accused me of helping get Presi-
dent George Bush reelected
What could I say except "You are
welcome"? That was the nicest
thing a Liberal ever said to me.
I want to thank the editors I
have worked for at TEC. Michelle,
thanks for offering me the oppor-
tunity to write for you. Amanda,
thanks for teaching me how to
focus my thoughts and therefore
become a better writer. Jennifer,
thanks for being you.
I reserve my most heartfelt
thanks to the loyal readers of
TEC, especially all (both support-
ers and detractors) who shared
your comments. I appreciated
all of them. It is because of
your consistent comments
and loyalty that I have (semi-
unofficially) been given
the title of "Most Hated Person
on Campus
I wear the title proudly.
I fervently hope that the
Conservative Corner does not die
during my absence. Every college
campus, especially ECU, needs
one. I pray there is a Conservative
among you courageous enough
to continue carrying the torch.
You are needed.
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In My Opinion
(KRT) The couple who
schemed to defraud Wendy's
restaurant chain by planting
a severed human finger in a
bowl of chili received nearly the
maximum punishments possible
Santa Clara County Judge
Edward Davila sentenced Anna
Ayala to nine years in prison and
her husband, Jaime Plascencia,
to 12 years, four months behind
"Greed and avarice overtook
this couple, and they lost their
moral compass he said.
Ayala was facing a maximum
of nine years, eight months in
prison. Plascencia could have
received up to 13 years for his role
in the scam and other crimes.
Plascencia, 43, and Ayala, 39,
concocted a scheme to defraud
Wendy's. On March 22, she
placed a finger tip into her chili
and caused a commotion at the
fast food chain's restaurant in
South San Jose. The case was
soon known across the globe.
But it turned out the finger
tip came from one of Plascencia's
co-workers, who lost it in a work-
place accident in Las Vegas and
sold it to Plascencia.
In September, Ayala and
Plascencia pleaded guilty to two
felony charges arising from the
scam: conspiracy to file a false
insurance claim and attempted
grand theft with damages exceed-
ing $2.5 million.
Before Davila announced
his sentence, a tearful Ayala
read a statement apologizing to
Wendy's, which she said was
one of her family's favorite res-
"I do take responsibility for
my actions and offer my most
sincere apologies, especially
to Wendy's in San Jose and its
employees Ayala said. "I'm
truly sorry
In a prepared statement,
Plascencia said he too was sorry
for the harm his actions and
"I am paying the ultimate
price with my dignity he said.
In the courtroom were sev-
eral Wendy's employees, rep-
resentatives from the fast-food
chain's corporate office and the
owner of the Monterey Highway
franchise where the fingertip was
planted. Hector Pineda, who for
13 years has made the chili at
that Wendy's, said Ayala's crime
led to a cutback In his work hours
and caused him personal embar-
"When this happened, I
got scared he said through a
translator. "People who I thought
were my friends accused me of
doing things I had nothing to
do with
Wendy's representatives esti-
mate the restaurant has lost more
than $21 million overall as a
result of the crime. The San Jose
franchise owners claimed losses
of almost $500,000.
Ayala and Plascencia were
ordered to pay those amounts
in restitution, but Wendy's and
Joseph Desmond, the owner of
the Monterey Highway Wendy's
and seven others in San Jose,
said they will not seek to collect
the money. Ayala and Plascencia
will be held responsible for
about $170,000 in restitution to
employees of Wendy's for lost
In addition to the felony
counts in the chili case, Ayala
had also pleaded guilty to an
unrelated charge of defrauding a
San Jose woman in a mobile home
sale. Plascencia also pleaded
guilty for failing to pay child
support, child abandonment,
identity theft and fraudulent use
of official documents.
I'm tired of all the racism that is going on in the
world. How does the generation before us expect
it to not affect us if they cannot let it go them-
selves? It is something we need to leave in the past
and live together as one. One RaceHuman Race.
Why does it take five minutes to load "My
Personal Settings" in Rawl's computer lab? All I
want to do is check my e-mail oh and I have no
personal settings!
This is for Gary McCabe: I hate it when people
critique something they obviously know noth-
ing about. If you had even bothered to listen to
the Jaime Foxx CD, you would understand why
it's been number one for two weeks. Not only is
he multi-talented, he doesn't impersonate Ray
Charles in one song! Do your homework!
Can we please stop the "To the person who" rants?
Besides being juvenile back-and-forth debates,
they clog up serious ranters' space.
Guys: Valentines Day is coming up in a few weeks,
so here is some advance notice. Even though the
word date seems to be missing from your vocabu-
lary, and whether she is officially your "girlfriend"
or not, do something to make her feel special. It's
only one day a year!
If any regular student here had an "incident"
with some minors, got pulled for driving with
no license, physically caused injury to someone
while representing the university on a national
scale, and then flashed their heat at McDonald's to
some teenagers, do you know what we'd be called?
Criminals. But none of our last names are Vick, so
we don't get to do these things and then get ready
to play in the NFL, all while riding our older broth-
er's name. Michael went pro, Marcus went con.
My hair is nothing more than a shining configura-
tion of gel that glistens under the sun as I walk by
in the Wright Place. I'll bet you can't guess what
fraternity I'm in. Come rush my fraternity.
The sign says "printers down Don't ask me, "both
of them?" or "so there's no printer?" 'sarcastic
tone No, the printers are working fine, I just
wanted to make you squirm.
I am tired of the freshman girls who are always
downtown. Do they really have nothing better
to do than get drunk downtown? I always see
the same ones and it does not really matter to me,
but they should look for something bettej jhajj
Cabana's or the Cavern every night.
Can somebody please clean the girl's bathroom
in the Croatan?
A great big thank you goes out to the ECU main-
tenance driver who hit my car! You just made my
day with your horrible attitude!
UBE and Dowdy Student Stores should start print-
ing out T-shirts that say, "I was robbed at ECU
They would be the stores' top seller.
Fair warning: the first person (and any others to
follow) who burns me with their cigarette while
they are carelessly walking, talking and smoking
I'm going to hit you in the face.
Attention Guys: It is not normal to spend 10
hours a day playing with your Xbox! That is why
you're single!
Hands-down, 14th Street behind the Hill is the
worst road to drive on with a hangover.
To the Bear's fan who made fun of Jake Delhomme
last semester: A QB is defined by how he performs
under pressure (i.e. the playoffs). The Bears are
going to be good for the next few years, but for
now eat your heart out.
Attention drivers: there is a lever that comes out
of the left side of your steering column called a
turn signal. Use it!
Am I the only person who realizes that it's Mardi Gras
not Marti Gras? Maybe the KD's should be required
to pass a spelling test before becoming sisters.
I saw Kristin Murnane and Kristin Day on campus
the other day and recognized them from their
articles last semester. I felt special sitting close to
campus celebrities. All I need to do now is track
down that Ed guy.
If you're not part of the solution, then you're part
of the problem. Grow up and take responsibility!
There, I said it. Thank you.
What a bunch of immature, pathetic whiners.
Quit "ranting" and start doing what you came
here to do! Study and make something of your-
selves for crying out loud!
Marines should be banned from downtown. They
certainly don't come here for the beer and they
often start trouble, so keep them out.
Is Jennifer the nursing major who likes swimming
and going to the beach the only student who
donates plasma?
My new years resolution is to have one of my rants
in TEC before I graduate at the end of 2006.
Why do right-handed people sit in the left-handed
desks? There aren't enough for both left and right
handed so stop sitting in the left-handed desks!
Editor's Note: The Pirate Rant is an anonymous way for students mt staff in the
online ax, or e-mailed to editonmheeastcarolinian.
com. The editor reserves the right to edit opinions for content and brevity.

Arts & Entertainment
Page A5 252.328.6366 CAROLYN SCANDURA Features Editor KRISTIN MURNANE Assistant Features Editor
THURSDAY January 19, 2006
Campus Confessions:
I cant stand my roommate and I am
going to move out at the end of the
semester, even though I told her I was
staying until September.
I like to sit next to guys on the bus
so I can see if they smell good or are
wearing the same cologne as my
boyfriend. I have a sniff fetish.
I don't have a parking permit of any
kind and still park on campus. No
ticket In a whole year. Awesome work,
ECU police.
One day I was walking through Wright
Plaza jamming to Fall Out Boy on my
iPod when all of a sudden, I noticed
a group of guys laughing so I turned
down the volume and to my horror
realized they had been laughing at
me. I was singing along to the music.
I guess I completely forgot that no
one else could hear it but me.
I once went to my 10 a.m. class at 9
a.m. and sat there wondering why I
didn't know what was going on and
where everyone from my normal class
was, but I just figured I was Imagining
things. At lunch, I met up with a friend
who asked If I had changed my clock
for daylight savings. I just nodded
and smiled. I didn't want to confess
that I totally forgot and went to the
wrong class.
When I see people I went to high
school with on campus, I usually
avoid them - if I didn't like you in high
school, why would I like you now?
I accidentally walked into the girls'
bathroom and used it before I
realized it was the wrong one. I then
proceeded to become a blind man
who only spoke German to avoid
being caught for being stupid. Boy did
I succeed in accomplishing that.
I talk to myself more than-1 talk to my
friends, my parents and my girlfriend.
I guess I like to be listened to.
I'm freaked out by the purpose of
tampons. Really, really freaked out.
I'm a guy and I have worn women's
I have an obsession with Bette Midler.
Gymnastic floor routines involving
streamers get me off.
I have a crush on my boss.
I know that my roommate's boyfriend
is cheating on her and with who
I received a bad grade in a class and
totally talked my way into a higher one
(a passing one).
I fooled around on my roommate's bed.
I keep random checks on my
boyfriends e-mail account.
I always laugh hysterically when
people trip and fall.
To submit your campus confessions,
either send an e-mail to features or visit and click on
"Features Fold All submissions will
be anonymous.
Polar Bear Pool
Party: Tonight
This year's event is Thursday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Student
Recreation Center pool. Registration begins at 6:45 p.m. This
is the 10th year of this annual campus tradition. Hundreds of
students, faculty and staff will "take the plunge" into the icy
waters of the outdoor pool in the heart of winter. Some light
indoor pool activities (water basketball, canoekayak, swim-
ming, etc.) will be available before and after the jump. All
student jumpers will be eligible to win an iPod Nano through
a drawing conducted after the jump is completed.
Sponsors for the event are Recreational Services, Aramark
Dining, Mendenhall Student Center, McAlister's and Chili's.
Jumpers may bring their own towels or may get one from the
Customer Services desk at the SRC. All jumpers will be given a
Polar Bear T-shirt and certificate designating their membership
in the 2006 Polar Bear Club. Dive away Pirates!
Fairly impressive new CD
for this relatively old favorite
Names In the News:
Together again
Dread love, especially of the hip-hopping,
Motor City kind, can't be held down
for long
And so, Eminem, whose songs over
the years have chronicled his less-
than-idylllc marriage to high school
sweetheart Kim Mathers, has opened
himself back up to the rhymes that Cupid
has been laying down. He's hit the replay
button: Marshall Bruce Mathers III and
Kim, who first filed for divorce in August
2000, only to reconcHe four months later,
only then to re-file and legally finalize the
split In October 2001, remarried, having
re-reconciled in late 2004.
The "I do's" at some 110-room Michigan
mansion were attended by family and
friends, including 50 Cent, Obie Trice and
members of G-Unit Proof, from the crew
D12, was best man. No word on whether
Errre mother, Debbie R. Mathers-Briggs,
who once sued him for $12 million, was
there, although the Detroit Free Press
says she wasn't Invited
Sim and Kim have a Ktyear-old daughter,
Hailie Jade Mathers.
Queen comes home
Queen Latifah hosted a premiere of
her latest movie, Last Holiday, in her
hometown of Newark, N. J, Wednesday
by inviting hundreds of guests to a city
movie theater.
It just means I dont have to go far to get
home from the premiere said Latifah,
who has homes in New Jersey and
Los Angeles.
"My whole family is here, so It's
wonderful. I can celebrate with Jersey
for a change
Also in attendance were co-star LL
Cool J and comedianJersey guy
Joe Plscopo. Gushed Newark Mayor
Sharpe James: "She's our queen
I remember 2001. Well, not a
lot of it actually. I do remember
The Strokes' first album. The
first time I saw their video for
"Last Night I thought I was
watching Vhl Classic, but it was
some sort of "Artists to Watch"
show on MTV. I've always liked
the images of the 1970s, the
music, the clothes, the haircuts.
Anyway, these cats were bleed-
ing 1970s.
If you'll recall at that time,
a midget with a backwards red
baseball cap was screaming about
"nookie" and running what was
left of rock into the ground.
The Strokes, on the other hand,
looked and sounded like real
rock stars. They were here to save
rock and the new decade would
wash its hands of nu-metal and
boy bands.
Well, it didn't exactly happen
like that. The Strokes were
massively hyped and while
Is This It? did a lot to revive
rock, other bands (The White
Stripes) moved to the vanguard
of that movement. The Strokes,
meanwhile, released Room on
Fire, or as it's known in some
circles, Is This It? the second
edition. They were then dis-
missed by the rock press as trick
ponies and people jumped off the
bandwagon as quickly as they
had hopped on.
So that brings us to this album,
First Impressions of Earth, and the
first impressions aren't that bad.
This album is a departure in
several respects. First, The Strokes
affect a more rounded sound, as
opposed to the angular structure
that had some people referring
to them as the Down Strokes.
Also, the running time of the
album is nearly as long as the first
two discs combined and the gui-
tars are given more room to roam.
Front man Julian Casa-
blancas has taken bar room
musings and turned them into
mumbled lyrics: "Some people
think they're always right
Others are quiet and uptight
I wonder if he was reading
the words off the napkin he
originally wrote them on when
they cut the tracks. For the most
part, he keeps his dour tone of
self-entitlement that he's had
previously and fairly oozes
pretentiousness from the top of his
head to the soles of his white shoes.
His range of subjects has
expanded to include religion and
the meaning of life, which shows
some acquired maturity. He did,
after all, get married and quit
drinking in between albums.
Nick Valensi and Albert Ham-
mond Jr. continue to improve
individually and together, finally
letting loose and showing off a
little bit. 1 don't think they'll be
setting their axes on fire anytime
soon but the dual guitar lead on
Red Light is great.
"Juicebox" has a nice little
solo and the rest of the album
is dotted with guitar fireworks
including a Who-like break down
about half way through "Vision
of Division
Once again, the rhythm
section of Fabrizio Moretti and
Nikolai Fraiture is competent and
intriguing. Moretti's drumming
keeps the band moving, especially
on tracks like "On the Other Side"
and Fraitures' signature bass style
shines through, although the
beginning of "Juicebox" sounds
like "The Munsters" theme song.
This album is more diverse
than the first two efforts, a
fact that is illustrated on "Ask
Me Anything It sounds like
John Lennon had been hanging
around the studio on a rainy
afternoon. There are a few misses
like "Ize of the World but it's
not for lack of trying.
First Impressions is the sound of
a band branching out with success.
Apparently, you can get a second
chance to make a first impression.
Grade: A
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The Strokes, first
Impressions of Earth'
Story that must be told
Josh Lucas stars as Hall of Famer Don Haskins, the dedicated basketball coach of a college team.
'Glory Road' a victory for all
In the world we live in today,
music and movies are the best
possible ways to get information
across. Through the magic of the
big screen, we see stories about
people who do extraordinary
things and persevere through the
worst adversity. Every now and
again, the story is even true.
In the case of Glory Road, it's
all of those elements wrapped up
in a compelling story that the
world must hear.
From Walt Disney Pictures
and director James Gartner, Glory
Road tells the inspiring story of
the 1966 Texas Western Miners
and their coach Don Haskins.
Haskins turned the nation on
its ear by recruiting seven black
players to his program and then
taking them to the top of col-
lege basketball that took the
young team over, around and
through the hatred of the time.
They even managed to
upset the Kentucky Wildcats
juggernaut and their Hall of
Fame coach Adolph Rupp in
the process. Anyone with a
sports background knows this.
Adaptations of true stories
often carry a sort of burden
because the audience knows
the outcome, and the film must
still manipulate the emotions of
viewers. It must still rivet and
inspire - otherwise, it's a failure.
Glory Road's audience will
most likely enter the movie know-
ing what happens. However, the
important part of this movie isn't
in the unlikely national champi-
onship win or the stunning upset
- it's in the journey and the road
that these seven black men and
their coach traversed.
Unlike Disney's other true
sports story, Remember the Titans,
the race-related anger in this
movie gets kicked up a few
notches. On the average, you'll
hear a racial epithet every three
minutes or so, not to mention a
sea of disapproving glances. The
film's biggest success is the way
it makes every person in the the-
ater feel like an entire culture is
united against you.
As many of the critics say,
the game is chock-full of the old
cliche, inspirational gimmicks.
The coach is a hard-nosed man
with a heart of gold who wants
the best for his players but runs
them into the ground at first.
The team plays like an invincible
powerhouse in an exciting mon-
tage of scoring and newspaper
headlines. They overcome the
plethora of insurmountable odds.
However, I pity a world where
the general public would call the
Miners' struggles cliche.
These young men went to col-
lege for free and they all moved
on to great things in life, but they
paid for their education by enter-
ing gymnasiums with people
throwing things at them, dump-
ing drinks on them and calling
them every name in the book.
As far as I'm concerned, it
should never be cliche when
someone beats the establishment
at its own game, all while being
tormented and abused.
Josh Lucas' turn as Don
Haskins will impress and Derek
Luke's portrayal of Bobby Joe
Hill will amaze. The supporting
cast in all (including a comedian
and regular on the MTV show
"Punk'd") turns in a great per-
formance and really shows the
Miners in a light that will inspire
children and players to believe
they can achieve miracles and
accomplish great things.
The biggest problem with the
movie is its ambivalent showing
of Kentucky coach and Baron of
the Bluegrass Adolph Rupp, whose
attitude comes off more as egotism
than racism. The truth is Rupp's
egotism took a shot after the loss.
After Texas Western beat his
boys, Rupp trashed the Miners
through the local media and
took all kinds of cheap shots
at Haskins' team. The truth is
that Rupp may be top five in the
history of college basketball in
victories, but he was a product
of his time. Rumor has it that
Hall-of-Fame football coach Bear
see GLORY page A6
Ryan Adams squeezes
out album for new year
Jacksonville, NC native
tackles a concept album
and delivers big

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If he hasn't done so already,
Ryan Adams has officially put
to rest the old adage that "art
is hard To cap off 2005, Ryan
Adams went out in style. He
released one more studio album
just in time for 2006.
As if two weren't enough
- both with his band, the Cardi-
nals - Adams expands his solo
musicianship with a concept
album. The album, 29, spans
nine tracks, each focusing on a
different year in his twenties.
Adams, 31, teamed up with
producer Ethan Johns (who he
has worked within the past) to
complete 29, a wise move on
Adams' part. While everyone has
their opinion on the music, crit-
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production on the album is near
perfect and after listening to it
once through, you can't help but
jump on the bandwagon.
The most important thing
for anyone unfamiliar with
Ryan Adams to know is that
he has a wide range of musical
influences. Although his music
falls somewhere in the genre of
folk, southern rock and blues,
he pushes the standard limits
within those categories. 29 is no
different, but this time around,
Adams' lack of musical identity
doesn't spoil his introspective
look at his twenties.
29 winds up being an inti-
mate and very fragile album
that moves Adams' songwriting
forward, allowing him to tread
territory shared by folk greats
like Bob Dylan (though he's not
quite there yet).
The concept of 29 isn't very
overbearing, either. This isn't
quite a STYX album - it Is mel-
ancholy and only subtly somber
and dark. It speaks to the 20-year-
old struggling to make it through
because it acknowledges that
getting through your twenties is t
tough. At least Adams sure makes
it seem like it is.
The best part of 29 is its lyrics.
Adams' story-telling abilities are
powerful as he creates images and
storylines you don't mind getting
lost in. Most importantly, the
lyrics are honest and rich if you
give them enough attention. For
instance, on the track "Starlite
Diner Adams answers questions
we all wonder about at some
point. The line, "Is it possible
to love someone too much? You
bet sums up the tone of this
album perfectly.
Adams' vocal range is ridicu-
lously well showcased on this
record. From his amazing south-
ern-accented falsetto to his thick,
vibrant howls, we see facets of
Adams' talent that were not previ-
ously tapped into.
The guitar is as strong as
ever with great slide sounds
and a very melodic, "folky"
feel to the rhythm sections.
The piano arrangements are
all impressive and compli-
ment Adams' vocals perfectly.
The only complaint I do have
is that on occasion, the tracks
sort of drift and go on a little too
long in a certain direction, but
in no way does this compromise
see 29 page A6

Matisyahu live, new dynamic CD
'Live at Stubb's" rockin'
the world scene
Well, it's time to venture
down the listening avenue of life
and review a CD for all to hear.
The Matisyahu album, live at
Stubb's, is something very unique
in the realm of music. By that, I
mean reggae music fronted by
the lyrical styling of rap with
a Jewishspiritual message. So
follow me as I review another
Jewish band's music.
Think of this group as Sub-
lime meets a Jewish Gregorian
chant delivered through a strong
flowing voice. This is an excellent
album for everyone, even though
the message of faith comes off a
bit strong at times throughout
the album.
That may not be the thing
that people wish to hear in music,
but as I have learned, be sure to
keep an open mind. If it is good,
which it is, listen to it and accept
the message or tune it out.
If anyone can remember, I
recommended this album as
a holiday gift because it was,
and still is, one of the best new
albums I have heard in a long
time. Of course, I was .throw-
ing out classics like "Lets Shake
Something off 10,000 Times" by
Mariah and "Can We Sound Like
the Cookie Monster and Elmer
Fudd" by Ja Rule featuring James
Hetfield of Metallica.
Now let us speak about the
interesting man who brings us
such unique musical sounds.
Matisyahu was actually born
Matthew Miller on June 30,1979
in Westchester, Pa. Born into a
traditional Jewish household, he
rebelled early on but reconciled
in his teen years.
His family eventually settled
into White Plains, N.Y which
he would consider home. During
his teen years, he found interest
in Jewish teachings and reggae
music as well.
If you have ever seen this
band or a picture of this man,
you will agree that he is quite a
sight to see. This is even more
true if you have already lis-
tened to his music and imag-
ined a Hasidic Jewish man sing-
ing over reggae beats and stage
diving during performances.
By now, everyone has either
both seen or heard the song "King
Without a Crown" on TV. I know
all you people have nothing more
to do than watch music videos all
day. What else are you going to do
- your homework? Or even worse,
learn? Save us from this fate.
The album isn't all reggae
music. "Meat Box" features a
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the focus of the big picture or the
themes he tackles.
While a lot of buzz is circling
the track, "Night Birds I can't
help but point out that "Straw-
berry Wine" is the strongest track
out of the nine. It has the best
production (featuring a ukulele)
and an amazing storyline that
sucks you right in. In "Strawberry
Wine Adams asks "Can you still
have famous last words if you're
somebody nobody knows?" and
proves that he's more than just a
one-dimensional lyricist.
"The Sadness" tackles a fla-
menco-esque sound unfamiliar
to.Adams' songs. The texture
has a 1950s-era tone with a hint
of mariachi and shows Adams is
multi-faceted and still trying to
discover his personal and musical
possibilities. He's succeeding, too.
29 has a good variety in its
sounds and Adams is really trying
to expand his abilities. Some of
it works, some of it doesn't, but
in the end, the album leaves you
wanting to listen to more.
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human beat-box sound. I am not
one to like this old school beat-
box type ordeal, but I respect the
talent it takes to do this well.
The highlights of the album
are "King Without a Crown
"Chop 'Em Down" and "Refuge
However, don't ignore the song
"Warrior" and the loving words of
someone who is willing to save
your soul, even if it isn't what you
want to hear about God.
This album even sports
another instrumental song which
is a shakedown. Every instru-
ment reminds me of a collective
jazz band effort, taking turns to
deliver unique solo performances.
This goes along with the reflec-
tive feel of the album and lyrics.
In summary, the album
receives and overall grade of "A
but the song writing receives a
"B While good, is a bit on the
religious propaganda side but
is saved by the feeling that is
expressed in the Jewish chants
throughout this live album.
No matter your faith, most
can appreciate an artist that takes
pride in what they do, especially
if you can feel the passion they
display for their craft.
The music gets an "A" for its
unique combination of various
musical styles and the fact that
good reggae can rock the pants
off your grandma. Not that your
grandma's pants are any concern
of yours, I just thought I would
give you guys a heads up. As
always, keep the mind open and
breathe easy!
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Bryant left Kentucky after Rupp
told him to stop recruiting black
players to his school.
At any rate, the movie is a
very inspiring piece that will
leave you with a feel-good sense
of euphoria. As a true story, it will
still make your heart skip a beat
and glow with warmth when the
final buzzer sounds. That's the
best compliment you could give.
Grade: A
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Page A7 252.328.6366 TONY Z0PP0 Sports Editor BRANDON HUGHES Assistant Sports Editor
THURSDAY January 19, 2006
NFLs Final Four prepare for battle
The NFL's conference championship games are
Sunday, and neither host team has lost a home game
all year, with both Denver and Seattle being 9-0 at
their respective home stadiums. The Broncos and
Seahawks will play host to two teams who have
both won two road games to reach their confer-
ence championship games, each going for a third
to reach Super Bowl XL in Detroit Feb. 5.
Seattle took care of the Washington Redskins
last week, despite losing league MVP Shaun Alex-
ander early to a concussion. Quarterback Matt
Hasselbeck stepped up and played a superb, mis-
take-free game to lead the Hawks to a 20-10 win
over the Skins. It was Seattle's underrated defense
which held Washington's offense, led by should-be
Pro Bowler Mark Brunell, to just 289 yards of total
offense. Clinton Portis was held to just 41 yards
rushing, which spells doom for Carolina's offense,
which lost running back DeShaun Foster to a broken
ankle, in its 29-21 win over Chicago.
Carolina's offense is centered on one player,
- wide receiver Steve Smith. The NFL's Comeback
Player of the Year led the NFL in receiving yards and
touchdowns this year and just torched Chicago's
secondary last week with 12 catches for 218 yards
and a pair of touchdowns. Quarterback Jake Del-
homme has been the NFC's highest rated passer in
the postseason, tossing four touchdowns and a lone
interception versus Chicago.
While Delhomme has been great under center
for the upstart Panthers, another Jake has the Mile-
High City forgetting about John Elway. Well, maybe
not quite yet. Jake Plummer led the Denver Broncos
to a 13-3 regular-season record, good for an under-
the-radar No. 2 seed in the AFC. The Broncos just
took apart Tom Brady and the two-time defending
Super Bowl champion New England Patriots in last
week's 27-13 dominating drubbing. Denver will be
very tough to beat in the cold and elevation at the
base of the Rockies.
If any team can do it, however, it is the Pitts-
burgh Steelers. Pittsburgh (13-5) thoroughly
whooped Cincinnati in Cincinnati in the wild-
card round, and then took control of the game
at Indianapolis early and never trailed last week
in a 21-18 game that was not as close as the score
would indicate.
So what to expect from this weekend? Wins
by the home teams. Although a Jake vs. Jake Super
Bowl would make for a nice sidebar for the NFL's
biggest spectacle, a Matt vs. Jake matchup is most
likely. With Shaun Alexander in the lineup and a
receiving corps that is underrated, led by Darrell
Jackson, the 14-3 Seahawks have such a potent
offense with good tight ends and an excellent, yet
underrated quarterback in Hasselbeck. Seattle's
secondary should be up to the task of taking away
the one weapon the now one-dimensional Panthers
offense has.
Like Seattle, overlooked because they are in
the Northwest corner of the country, the Denver
Broncos went unnoticed due to the 13-0 start of
the eventual 14-2 Colts. Denver's offense was fifth
see JAKE page A9
Coaches take center stage in
utfl conference championship games
Mustangs forward Ike Ofegbu drives to the basket in the first half against ECU Wednesday night.
Pirates fall to SMU
in overtime, 74-70
Pirates' miss another
opportunity, drop another
Conference USA game
Once again, ECU's late game
script stayed true to form. For
the third time in five games, the
Pirates' fumbled away a golden
opportunity in the waning min-
utes to pull out a marquee win.
As the seconds wound down
to end regulation, ECU (6-10,
0-3) dumped the ball into Corey
Rouse on the low block. Rouse's
left hook was inches short and so
too were ECU's chances.
SMU (8-7,1-2) never trailed in
overtime en route to a 74-70 road
win. The Mustangs' converted
8-of-13 free throws in the extra
session to steal their first Con-
ference USA win of the season
while keeping ECU winless in
conference play.
"We tried to get an isolation,
1-on-l, around the basket and I
thought he had a great look at it
said ECU first year Head coach
Ricky Stokes.
"It just didn't go in. That's the
play we wanted, executed. The
other team did a great job, but
we've got to make that shot
Rouse paced ECU with 14
points and added 10 rebounds
despite fouling out late in over-
time. Rouse's frontcourt partner,
Tyronne Beale hit 6-of-ll shots
from the field for 12 points.
see PIRATES page A8
(K.RT) The coaches are the
stars of this week's AFC and NFC
championship games.
Denver's Mike Shanhan,
Seattle's Mike Holmgren,
Carolina's John Fox and
Pittsburgh's Bill Cowher all
have been to Super Bowls. Sha-
c nahan and Holmgren have won
x: Not many players on any of
$ the final four teams have won
.oSuper Bowls. Except for the
Panthers, who were runners-up
two years ago, not many players
have even been to a Super Bowl.
Thus, their coaches will have to
lead the way.
Only 22 coaches have won
Super Bowls. Only 39 coaches
have won NFL titles since regular
championship playoffs started
in 1933.
The overwhelming majority
of them have won their first titles
early in their careers: 69 percent
by the third season, 79 percent
by the fourth.
A third of them - 13 - have
won it all in their second season.
That's why the Bears' Lovie Smith
knows what he's talking about
when he said after his second
season, "We're definitely on pace,
not necessarily ahead
Cowher, in his 14th season,
would break Tom Landry's record
for winning a Super Bowl so late
in a career. Landry was in his
12th season before his Dallas
Cowboys won their first.
Shanahan and Holmgren
would break Landry's record for
winning Super Bowls so far apart
six years between his 1971 and
1977 teams.
Holmgren won in 1996
with Green Bay and Shanahan's
Broncos beat Holmgren's Pack-
ers in 1997 and won again in
1998. The Bears' George Halas
still holds the all-time record for
gaps between championships
- 17 years - between 1946 and
1963 before Super Bowls were
Holmgren would be the first
to win Super Bowls with two dif-
ferent teams. Weeb Ewbank won
NFL titles with the Baltimore
Colts in 1958 and 1959 and then
won Super Bowl III with the New
York Jets in 1968.
You wonder why coaching
contracts are so short: three,
four, five years. You wonder why
Green Bay's Mike Sherman got
fired after five winning seasons
followed by one 4-12. Then you
see a pattern.
Only five coaches in NFL
history have won titles after
their fifth year on a job: Landry,
Green Bay's Curly Lambeau in
his ninth year, Philadelphia's
Greasy Neale and Oakland's John
Madden in their eighth years and
Pittsburgh's Chuck Noll in his
sixth year.
True, four are in the Hall of
Fame and Madden is a finalist
this year, but all coached in an
era of slightly more patience
only slightly.
Like Halas, Lambeau's long
coaching career began (1919)
before title games were played.
He was in his ninth year before
the Packers placed first in the
Landry was the first coach of
the 1960 expansion Cowboys,
who stuck with him from thin
until thick.
Cowher, dean of NFL coaches,
is lucky he works for the same
Rooney family that stuck with
Noll, but unlucky that Noll had
won four Super Bowls by his 11th
season. Cowher is 1-4 in AFC
title games and 0-1 in the Super
Bowl for owners who reward
The urgency to win is greater
now with free agency increasing
possibilities and high franchise
cost increasing demands.
In the last 25 years, a coach
has been on the job only 2.7 years
before winning his first title. In
the first 47 years of playoff games,
the average was 3.7.
In the last 25 years, Holmgren
is the only Super Bowl winner to
do it as late as his fifth season.
That 1996 title in Green Bay
was as patient as the Packers
apparently are going to get.
Now in his seventh season in
Seattle, Holmgren has survived
the loss of his dual title of general
manager and is attempting to
make history.
In only his fourth season in
Carolina, Fox is in prime time
to win his first. He would join
Jimmy Johnson, Bill Parcells and
Mike Ditka in that span.
If the Bears win in Smith's
third season next year, Smith
would join very good company,
including Vince Lombardi, Don
Shula, Bill Walsh and Shana-
He's already behind Halas,
Paul Brown, Blanton Collier and
Joe Gibbs, each of whom won in
his first or second season.
Not every Super Bowl quarterback has to be super
(AP) Brad Johnson and Trent Dilfer both won
a Super Bowl in the last five years. Stan Humphries,
Neil O'Donnell, Chris Chandler and Kerry Collins
all started one in the last dozen.
Coach Joe Gibbs won the NFL's showcase three
times with three different quarterbacks. None of them
found their way into the Hall of Fame, either.
Not every Super Bow! quarterback is super.
We've been spoiled by Tom Brady and his late-
game heroics in three of the previous four. But in
2001, the year before Brady arrived on the league's
biggest stage, the matchup was Dilfer vs. Collins.
And the hiccup in the Patriots' dynasty produced
the equally forgettable Johnson vs. Rich Gannon
showdown in 2003.
Look at the leaders of the NFL's final four teams
this season: Denver's Jake Plummer, Pittsburgh's
Ben Roethlisberger, Carolina's Jake Delhomme and
Seattle's Matt Hasselbeck. With personnel turning
over faster than ever and exotic defensive schemes
all the rage, we may be ushering in an era of the
They're praised as quarterbacks who've learned
to minimize their mistakes and "manage" the
game, to do just enough and turn over the heavy
lifting to the running backs and linebackers. Less
certain is how these QBs would fare if the coach's
last instructions were to forget about caution and
win one with moxle and their arms.
In 39 previous Super Bowls, quarterbacks took
home the MVP award more than half the time
(20), and nearly three times more often than the
next-closest position player (running backs, seven).
Joe Namath became a legend by guaranteeing a
win beforehand; Brady by engineering two in the
final minutes. Joe Montana, the most accomplished
quarterback in Super Bowl history, burnished his
legacy with an impossibly cool comeback.
Beginning at his own eight with barely three
minutes left in the 1989 game against Cincinnati,
he glanced out from the huddle and over toward
the sidelines. "Hey look Montana said, cracking
up his 49er teammates during a timeout, "there's
John Candy Then, he went back to work, connect-
ing on eight of nine passes, the final one a 10-yard
TD strike to John Taylor that gave San Francisco a
20-16 win.
"Sometimes a guy's just a normal guy, but he's
got a Microsoft brain teammate Ronnie Lott once
said about Montana, by way of explanation.
Among this year's contenders, who would you
drop into the same spot?
Delhomme is an adequate regular-season per-
former with a nose for the playoffs. He's 5-1 in six
postseason starts, the sole loss coming against Brady
in the Super Bowl, and his quarterback rating is a
revealing 24 points better in the playoffs. He may
need every one of them, though, after losing tailback
DeShaun Foster because of a broken ankle suffered
in Sunday's road win over the Chicago Bears.
Roethlisberger is the only other QB in the final
four with a winning postseason record. He's 3-1
after dispatching the Colts and Peyton Manning,
the league's other marquee quarterback. And as the
youngest member of the surviving quartet, he may
have the biggest upside.
Playing against type, Roethlisberger and the
Steelers came out firing early against Indianapolis.
He completed six of seven passes in the opening
drive, then hooked up with receiver Hlnes Ward
for 45 yards after a masterful play fake on a gutsy
third-and-10 call on the second drive en route to
a 14-0 lead.
"In a lot of respects, we are going to be able to go
as far as he is going to take us coach Bill Cowher
said. "I'm not trying to put any pressure on him.
That's the fact and he likes that, he knows that
But for all the kind words, Cowher still put
Roethlisberger on the familiar diet right after
halftime. He threw just five times after intermission
as the Steelers loaded up on the run.
Hasselbeck already had his Namath-like
moment in the 2004 playoffs. He played a brilliant
second-half against Green Bay - completing 15 of
22 passes for 195 yards, including a TD throw to
Shaun Alexander to force overtime - and kept the
roll going by correctly calling heads on the over-
time coin flip.
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Despite the big's best efforts, the perimeter play-
ers failed to knock down open shots. Sam Hinnant,
Courtney Captain and Jeremy Ingram combined to
go 8-of-33 from the field, good for a dismal 24.2
percent. The trio shot a similar percentage (23.8)
from behind-the-arc.
"The shots, I mean, they just weren't falling
said Ingram following ECU'S 2-of-12 shooting in
the extra frame.
"We practice shooting everyday. We put a lot of time
into it and they (ust come up short sometimes
Bryan Hopkins paced SMU with a game-high
24 points with only three minutes of rest. The
surefire all-conference selection knocked through
8-of-9 free throws while sparking SMU with eight
points in overtime.
A sparse crowd of 4,612 watched the Pirates' pop
out to a quick 10-3 margin. SMU chipped away at
ECU's early lead with a 20-5 rally over eight min-
utes, 31 seconds midway through the first frame.
Hopkins' hit two of his four first-half 3's to jump-
start the struggling Mustangs.
"We didn't come out and play ECU basketball
Ingram said after totaling 14 points.
"We didn't come out with the right intensity,
the right enthusiasm that is takes to win a basket-
ball game
You drank.
You danced.
You had w
Donatas Rackauskas converted two lay-ups to end
the half, closing an 11-3 Mustang run. SMU's 35-26
halftime advantage was their largest lead of the game.
"This game could have gone either way said
SMU's tired Head coach Jimmy Tubbs.
"Life is not easy Stokes said. "And this is bas-
ketball, but we'll be resilient. Everybody is disap-
pointed, no question
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we're going to score
Instead, on Seattle's second possession in the
extra period, Hasselbeck called an audible and his
pass for Alex Bannister was grabbed by the Packers'
Al Harris and returned 52 yards for the winning
score. If the Super Bowl comes down to a final drive,
he might want to skip the predictions and do some
stargazing instead.
Throwing interceptions at inopportune
moments was practically a Plummer trademark
until Denver coach Mike Shanahan convinced
his quarterback he was trying to do too much.
Shanahan could make the case that John Elway
didn't win the big one until he was surrounded
with a supporting cast that was good enough to
earn his trust.
"It was a group of people playing together and
playing extremely hard Shanahan said after the
Broncos sent New England packing. "Hopefully we
can continue to do that and do something special
as a team
He got no argument from Plummer. Bailed out
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"I kind of don't like grades. We got a 'W
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The most dangerous
don't live there.
Super Bowl XL may feature two Jake's at the helm.
overall in the NFL while being second in rush-
ing due to the deepest running back corps in the
league. Mike Anderson ran for over 1,000 yards
while Tatum Bell and former Heisman winner and
New York Giants castoff Ron Dayne each put up
100 yard games this year.
Plummer was possibly the best on-field man-
ager in the league this season. He cut his inter-
ceptions down to just seven while throwing for
over 3,300 yards, most of which went to veteran
Pro Bowler Rod Smith. While Denver's powerful
offense should give an excellent Steelers defense
fits, it's the Broncos second-rated rush defense
that will be the difference maker. Taking away
Pittsburgh's bread and butter will force quarterback
Ben Roethlisberger to throw in cold and windy
conditions against a play-making secondary led
by long-time center fielder John Lynch.
The NFC will get the first Matt versus Jake
quarterback matchup this weekend, but the NFL
should see another Feb. 5.
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