THE EAST CAROLINIAN
Volume 81 Number 42
January 24, 2006
More than 100 students took part in the Polar Bear Plunge. Ice was poured into the water to make it colder.
Polar Bear Party attracts
The annual Polar Bear Pool
Party kicked off its 10th year
running this past Thursday.
The event consists of par-
ticipants, primarily students
and faculty, getting into their
bathing suits and jumping into
the cold waters of the Student
Recreation Center outdoor pool.
With more than 100 people in
attendance and prizes up for
raffle, students appeared eager
to jump into the water.
"Everybody has their defini-
tion of like, what a rush is and
this is that for a lot of people
said Phillip Hamilton, sopho-
more political science major,
in regard to why people want
to do it.
"Because we can't go to the
ocean, this is our way to plunge
into the cold and start the
New Year off with something
exciting said Nancy Mize,
assistant vice chancellor of
Recreation Development and
S5 the official in charge of the
fl Participants would come
S out of the recreational center
o in groups of 15 and line up at
s the edge of the pool. After the
crowd gave a 10 second count-
down, the participants plunged
into the water only to scramble
out just as quickly.
Shortly after jumping in,
Kimberly Yow, freshman exer-
cise physiology major, spoke in
regard to whether or not it was
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Colombian graphic artist visits campus
Refugee speaks to
students on art, life
Enrique Seba, Colombian
graphic artist, was on hand Jan.
19 at Speight Auditorium to speak
with Richard Tichich, director
of the School of Art and Design,
about his art and his recent relo-
cation to Greenville.
Seba, who graduated from
the School of Design in Medel-
lin, Colombia, with a Graphic-
Arts degree, is responsible for the
world's largest finger painting
by children, as well a mural that
holds the place of honor in Boli-
var Square, the political center of
Colombia, located in Bogota.
His story begins in college,
where he first became interested
"I think when 1 was in high
school, many people said 'You
could be an artist said Seba.
"In college, I studied law until
1 had enough In my free time,
I went to the art school to paint,
to draw and to model. A teacher
told me that I should do art, so
I studied fine arts in Medellin.
1 finished and then worked
for a publisher, and one day, a
friend of mine told me to go to
this advertising agency for some
At this job, he would meet his
wife and begin a new chapter in
life helping the victims of vio-
lence in Colombia.
' Violence, drug cartels, pros-
titution and the like are a huge
problem in Colombia today.
Tichich pointed out a particular
statistic that describes the situa-
tion in Colombia.
Medellin, the capital of the
state Antiquia, has a population
of about 2 million. Approxi-
mately 4,637 people were killed
there last year. This was com-
pared to Philadelphia, who, with
a population of only 1.6 million,
had approximately 525 victims of
violent death. Seba commented
that as a teenager, his quality
of life was limited because of all
the danger in his home town.
He then said kidnappings are so
prevalent in Medellin that the
local newspaper has a section for
the names of people kidnapped.
"Medellin is the most violent
SGA Senate discusses Academic Bill of Rights
Senators look into
building bus stop shelters
The Student Government
Association Senate passed a
resolution to move toward imple-
menting an Academic Bill of
Rights at ECU.
SGA Senator Justin Byrd
endorsed the resolution because
such policies already exist in
many other universities. The idea
behind the proposed bill of rights
is providing freedom to students
to express political and religious
beliefs without being chastised.
"Academic freedom consists
in protecting the intellectual
independence of professors,
researchers and students in
the pursuit of knowledge and
the expression of ideas from
interference by legislators or
authorities within the institution
itself stated in the proposed
Academic Bill of Rights.
In other SGA affairs, SGA Sen-
ator Jonathan Masachi brought
forth an initiative to build shel-
ters at some of the bus stops on
campus. Masachi appealed to
senators by elaborating on the
necessity to ameliorate bus stop
"You want shelters so that if
it rains, you don't get wet waiting
for the bus said Masachi.
The plan is to put shelters
at the most populated bus stops
like the ones at Joyner Library
or Minges Coliseum. Senate
Resolution 12-2 was not
conceived with the thought
of getting the shelters built
immediately though. The
resolution, which passed
unanimously, was designed to
Lee Hyde speaks about opportunities for student lobbying
serve as a catalyst to get the
administration to examine it and
figure out a price tag for it. SGA
hopes passing the resolution will
indicate to the administration
that there is student interest in
the project. Once SGA finds out
what the expenses will be for
this endeavor, they will debate
whether or not to follow through
The other issue involving
transportation was the plan
to add parking spaces to the
Joyner Library parking lot. Bill
Koch, Parking and Transpor-
tation Committee chair, said
there is an argument between
the Parking and Transportation
Committee and the Greenspace
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Costa speaks to faculty and students at this year's first forum.
Great Decisions One:
Analysis of BrazilU.S.
place Seba said.
"It's the industrial center
of the country and many rich
people live there, so it's a good
place for bad people
Seba's wife recalled a conver-
sation she had with her husband
when he came to work with the
foundation in which he com-
pared life to a blank canvas.
"If you mess it up, you erase it
and do it again she said.
With that, Seba began a new
Seba and his wife joined
others for a project called "48
Hours" in which they began
working with displaced people
of Medellin. Desiring to create
a tribute to the victims of the
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Last Saturday, the second
annual Great Decisions series
on global politics started with
a presentation by an expert on
Latin American politics.
This was the first of eight
forums running weekly at 10 a.m.
in Rivers Auditorium. Last week's
speaker was Thomaz Guedes da
Costa, professor of national secu-
rity affairs at National Defense
University in Washington.
Costa's lecture centered on
the bilateral relationship between
the United States and Brazil,
national security issues and the
lack of attention given to Brazil's
role in U.S. foreign policy.
"Latin America is not on the
radar said Costa.
Costa said there is too little
attention given to a country that
has the fifth largest population
in the world. He does not think
the media focuses on substantive
Latin American issues. Instead,
newspapers tend to devote time
covering obscure things. He
gave an example of newspapers
reporting on a Brazilian mayor
who made dying illegal because
of a lack of cemetery space. There
are reports like this, but nothing
on wide-scale issues.
"This does not give us a
systemic look at Latin American
countries Costa said.
The United States has many
reasons to be interested in Brazil's
role in trade and their fight
against terrorism. Even those not
normally concerned with com-
plex trade issues have reason to
be interested in Brazil's copious
flip-flop industry, front lined by
the popular Havaianas.
"Brazil has a very desirable
flip-flop, they don't break when
bent, don't smell and middle part
does not come up Costa said.
This is an example of how
Brazil, like China, has a huge scope
of influence on what Americans
and other consumers purchase.
How do the United States and
Brazil interact globally?
"What Brazil and the United
States do together is out of self-
interest Costa said.
He does not think they are
friends or even allies. They work
together out of a mutual desire to
However, there have been
problems with corruption and
organized crime. There have been
intelligence problems, govern-
ment slush funds and counterfeit.
The price on cigarettes in Brazil
is roughly $1.50 a pack with $1
from taxes according to Costa.
He said this and other economic
abnormalities lend to trouble.
Great Decisions 2 will be held
Saturday at Rivers Auditorium at
10 a.m. The topic will be "Human
Rights In the Age of Terrorism and
will be hosted by Scott Slllman,
professor from Duke University. The
other topics that will be covered
In future forums are global health
pandemics and security, United
States and Iran, UN Reform, China
and India, Energy Resources and the
last presentation will be on Turkey.
"You have strong economic
incentives for organized crime
Brazil also has a complex
multicultural identity. Among
Japanese people living outside
of Japan, Brazil is home to more
than any other country.
"One of the most valuable
passports is the Brazilian pass-
port Costa said.
The Brazilian passport proves
to be useful because of the mul-
ticulturalism. It is difficult for
officials to look at a passport and
conclude it is forged based solely
Costa was asked what he
thought about Brazil's potential
to develop nuclear weapons. He
said they were doing it in 1981 and
1982 but never tested anything.
"Brazil was playing a game
with Argentina as well as the
United States regarding prolifera-
tion Costa said.
They eventually gave up their
ambitions, but Costa believes
Brazil should have done a better
"I was one the few who thought
they should not have signed the
Non-Proliferation Treaty because
when you play global politics, ydu
have to leave the doubt out there
Costa gave the audience long,
detailed explanations for many of
the questions answered. All Great
Decisions forums allow for the
public to ask anything about the
topics being discussed.
At the end of the presenta-
tion, audience members are
allowed to fill out voting ballots
that work like referenda. On the
voting ballots, there are ques-
tions regarding policy decisions.
People can voice their opinion
on issues and have their opin-
ions considered by the U.S. State
Department. Last year's results
showed that the ECU forums
were very successful.
"North Carolina was one of
the leading states to participate
in the program said Richard
Kilroy, visiting assistant profes-
sor and coordinator of the Great
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Bush Unplugged: Audience Q-and-A js new feature for presidential speeches
Bush has agreed to answer questions with an interactive audience.
WASHINGTON (AP) Move
over, Oprah. President Bush is
making himself into television's
newest talk show host by making
audience participation a feature
of his appearances.
Bush has been taking
questions from audience mem-
bers in recent speeches, and
the White House says none has
been prescreened. It's a throw-
back to the folksy style ort the
campaign trail that helped him
win re-election and a depar-
ture from the heavily scripted
speeches that were the norm
His answers have resulted in
some revelations, both personal
The White House has grown
so comfortable with the format
that most of his appearance
Monday at Kansas State Univer-
sity was reserved for Q-and-A
with the audience.
And unlike the more intimate
settings where the president
has taken questions before, this
appearance was set in front of
a coliseum full of several thou-
sands, Including students, sol-
diers from nearby Fort Riley and
Bush has taken a wide variety
of questions in three appearances
during the last six weeks. Many
of the people he has called on
have fawned over him, thanking
him for his wartime leadership,
saying they pray for him and
bringing best wishes from other
fans in their family who couldn't
"It's always good to have a
plant in every audience Bush
joked last week in Sterling, Va
after a woman rose and said she
was proud of him.
But he has gotten some tough
questions - too, such as the
one from a woman in Philadel-
phia last month who challenged
the administration's linkage
of the Iraq war to the Sept. 11,
2001, terrorist attacks. Bush said
Saddam Hussein was a threat
and at the time was widely
believed to have weapons of
mass destruction - which later
In response to another ques-
tion in Philadelphia, he esti-
mated 30,000 Iraqis had died in
the war, the first time he publicly
put a number on Iraqi deaths. In
Louisville, Ky he signaled that
after initial reservations, he was
resigned to congressional hear-
ings into his domestic spying
program as long as they don't aid
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TUESDAY January 24, 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.
Toying with Science
One-man marvel Garry Krinsky
juggles, mimes, dances and
even balances five ladders on
his chin to bring the laws of
science to life. Mr. Krinsky will
be bringing his show "Garry
Krinsky's Toying with Science" to
ECU Saturday, Jan. 28 at 2 p.m.
in Wright Auditorium. Non-stop
energy and audience participation
will keep all ages engaged in this
inventive and informative show.
Advance individual tickets are
$8 for ECU faculty and staff and
$6 for ECU students and youth.
All tickets at the door are $9.
Better ticket options are available
through subscriptions. For more
information, contact the Central
Ticket Office at 328-4788 or go
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 email@example.com or 328-
1679. Dispersal of tickets will be
based onafirstcome, first serve basis.
For those interested in venturing
outside of the country for part of their
education, the Office of International
Affairs is offering a Study Abroad
Information Session Tuesday, Jan.
24 from 3 - 5 p.m. in Mendenhall
Student Center, Great Room 2.
Refreshments will be provided
and the event is open to the public.
Great Decisions 2006
The second in a series of
discussions of major world political
moves hits ECU Saturday, Jan. 28
at 10 a.m. in Rivers Auditorium.
Professor Scott Sillman of Duke
University will present his lecture,
entitled "Human Rights and the
Age of Terrorism The cost for
attending this and any individual
session is $15. The fuM eight-
week program costs $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 ecu.educs-acad
The ECU 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 Tuesday, Feb. 28. For more
information and to download an
application, visit piratealumni.
com and click on "Awards and
Scholarships" or call the Alumni
Association at 328-6072.
Mentors Needed for
Mentors are needed to assist in the
after school program at Northwest
Elementary. The program runs
Monday through Friday from 2:20
- 5:30 p.m but mentors do not
have to be available for the entire
week or during breaks. Persons
are needed with experience
coordinating physical activities
for children andor providing
nutrition education. There will
be a daily stipend to offset the
cost of transportation. For more
information, contact Correai
Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New female commander at Lejeune
CAMP LEJEUNE, NC (AP) - The
first female commander in Camp
Lejeune's six-decade history takes
over Monday at the largest Marine
Corps base on the East Coast.
Col. Adele Hodges, 51, takes over as
commander after more than 27 years
of experience as a logistics officer.
"As a Marine, I don't look at myself as
a female she said.
"I want to be a role model for the
female Marines, but not just the
Hodges enlisted In 1978 at her
sister's urging with the plan of serving
for four years and then returning
home to Bridgeport, Conn. But the
admittedly shy Hodges discovered
during her first assignment at Camp
Pendleton, Calif, that she wanted to
She already had a degree from
Southern Connecticut State College
and was accepted into the Enlisted
Commissioning Program to become
an officer. She became a second
lieutenant in 1980.
"I was shy and still am to some
degree, but the Marine Corps forced
me to come out of my shell a bit
Organizational changes within the
Marine Corps means a colonel is
taking over for Maj. Gen. Robert
Dickerson, the previous commander
of Camp Lejeune who had the
duty since August 2003. He was
placed in charge of seven East Coast
installations, including Camp Lejeune
and New River Air Station, which are
now all commanded by colonels.
Hodges said her role would be very
similar to Dickerson's, except that her
predecessor will represent a layer of
oversight above her team.
Three ABC board members quit
HIGH POINT, NC (AP) -Three members
of the High Point ABC Board have
resigned after scrutiny of a secret
meeting to hire a lawyer at public
expense following allegations that
they mismanaged liquor sales and
kept a slush fund.
The three members held a meeting
Aug. 30 to hire lawyer Arch Schoch
IV, who was paid more than $18,000
in public funds.
Although public boards are allowed
to have private meetings to discuss
legal representation, they must vote
in public to have the meeting and
announce the results afterward. Board
minutes don't show that happened
until a reference in September to an
State ABC officials have criticized
the attorney fee and are conducting
their own investigation. The state
ABC Commission regulates state
Michael Herring, the state ABC
administrator, said the investigation
that Schoch was paid to conduct for
board members Fred Swartzberg,
Charles McNeil and Gilbert Gates Jr.
hasn't helped state investigators.
Swartzberg, McNeil and Gates quit
last week. McNeil and Swartzberg
said they were stepping down
Thursday because the state probe
was biased. Gates is a lawyer
who quit Tuesday after it was
discovered he had charged the board
$6,644 for legal work while serving
as a member.
A new board was appointed Thursday
by the High Point City Council.
Demonstrators mark Roe vs.
ST. PAUL Minn. (AP) - On the 33rd
anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Katie
Whitte braved below-freezing
temperatures outside Minnesota's
Capitol to march for the first time
This year is special for me because
I am a mother out of wedlock said
Whitte, 20, whose daughter is five
"I wanted to get the message out that
life is important. It doesn't matter what
your circumstances are
Whitte was among thousands of
abortion opponents who rallied across
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"Heck yeah it was said Yow.
She went on to add that she
expects to attend every year while
"When you hit the water,
you're just like, get out it's so cold
when you plunge said Ryan
Mayo, freshman chemistry major.
He, too, intends to return
Marisa Pascal, freshman psy-
chology major, said people do it
for "kicks and giggles
Michael Grantham, junior
outdoor recreation major, said he
did it "So I can get a free T-shirt
or maybe an iPod
Despite the pool full of cold
water, the Polar Bear Pool Party's
turnout shows no signs of dimin-
ishing any time soon.
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violence, Seba obtained special
permission from the govern-
ment to create a mural in Bolivar
This mural, which is more
than 10 feet high and IS feet
long, would be finished in only
43 hours with the help of Seba
and two others. All the materials
used to create it were donated,
but for Seba, it isn't the finished
product that is so special.
"The real relationship was the
one with the people coming by,
especially at night Seba said.
"There were poor people,
prostitutes, police officers and
others. We would take a few short
breaks to have coffee with all of
them Seba said with a smile.
The mural is now on perma-
nent display in the Republic of
Colombia Congress Main Hall in
In April 2005, Seba also com-
pleted the largest finger painting
by children in the world. It is a
painting of the Colombian flag
and measures 60 meters by 18
meters. It was painted by 800
children who were all victims of
"They are the artists Seba
"It was very emotional. In the
first moments for the children,
they were afraid and excited. But
then I said, 'Okay. This is paint-
ing. Use your hands and your
feet. Enjoy yourself
After that, the children, most
of whom lived in foster homes,
had a lot of fun creating the
gigantic work of art.
"When did you and your
wife began to really feel the pres-
sure to leave Colombia?" asked
Seba and his wife continued
to work with Retorno, the founda-
tion that sponsored "48 Hours
until assassination attempts
began on their very lives.
"Our foundation was discov-
ering money that was stolen
and other things and the terror-
ists found out and tried to kill us
several times Seba said.
After being shot at on more
than one occasion, the Sebas
decided it was time to go. The
agency helped them look for a
suitable location for four of five
months before it was able to send
Seba and his family to Ecuador,
where they lived for a month
before coming to Greenville this
Two local churches, St. James
United Methodist and Jarvis
Memorial, sponsor the family.
"They help us out with almost
everything Seba said.
He and his family have plans to
stay in Greenville permanently.
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the nation over the weekend, many of
whom said they were heartened by
President Bush's choice of Samuel
Alito to replace Justice Sandra Day
O'Connor, a moderate who was often
the court's swing vote.
In Washington, abortion rights
advocates held a candlelight vigil in
front of the Supreme Court Sunday
night, waving signs that read: "Alito
- No Justice For Women and "Keep
Anti-abortion activists also were to
converge in Washington, where they
planned to march to Congress and
the Supreme Court Monday.
The nation's high court made abortion
legal Jan. 22,1973. Thirty-four states
have since passed laws requiring
parents either to be notified or to
give consent when their underage
daughters seek abortions.
Wind-fanned brush Are threatens
homes In Los Angeles County
LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, Calif.
(AP) - A brush fire driven by 40
mph wind, with gusts to double
that speed, threatened homes as it
charred several acres early Monday
in this upscale community near Los
Angeles, officials said.
Residents were evacuated from
about 15 homes on a street near
the blaze, Los Angeles County fire
Inspector Sam Padilla told KABC-TV.
Officials were concerned that the
wind, which was gusting to 80 mph,
could carry embers up to a mile away,
No injuries were reported. About
100 firefighters were on scene,
The fire broke out around 2:35 a.m.
in a steep canyon and quickly grew
to about 5 acres in the foothills of
the San Gabriel Mountains, said
Los Angeles County Fire Inspector
Edward Osorio. The cause had not
A high wind advisory will be
in effect in the area until Tuesday
afternoon, the National Weather
La Canada-Flintridge is 15 miles
northeast of Los Angeles.
Search slows for chopper
missing along Afghan-Pakistan
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - On Monday,
rescuers temporarily suspended a
search for a helicopter with seven
people aboard that disappeared in
rugged mountains along the Afghan-
Pakistan border, officials said.
Contact with the Mi-8 transport
chopper was lost Saturday after
it took off from the northwestern
Pakistani city of Peshawar. It had
been scheduled to land at the Afghan
capital, Kabul, before refueling and
flying to neighboring Turkmenistan,
where it was based.
The helicopter was chartered by the
Red Cross for earthquake relief work
in Pakistan. Its crew were employees
of Turkmenistan Airlines, which
operated the aircraft. No Red Cross
staff were on board.
Monday, Afghan government
helicopters and troops were still
searching their side of the frontier,
but aircraft belonging to a NATO-led
peacekeeping force in Afghanistan
had withdrawn from the area.
A search on the Pakistani side
also failed to locate any sign
of the aircraft.
The helicopter was still not located by
nightfall Monday and the search was
called off until morning, said James
Reynolds, deputy head of the Red
Cross in Pakistan.
A Pakistani army official, who
requested anonymity, as he was not
authorized to speak to the media, said
the helicopter was not in Pakistan.
"Whatever happened to it, it happened
in Afghanistan he said.
But Afghan Deputy Transport Minister
Raz Mohammed Alami said he
doubted the helicopter had entered
"We have been searching for this
chopper for 48 hours but there's no
sign of it Alami said.
"If it had gone down on our side of the
border, we would have found it
Still, he said, government
choppers and soldiers on
the ground would continue
A spokesman for the NATO
peacekeeping force in Afghanistan,
Maj. Andrew Elmes, said the force's
aircraft were still on the lookout for the
missing chopper, but special search
aircraft had been withdrawn.
U.S. general says slaying
of Japanese woman has
'challenged' U.SJapan relations
TOKYO (AP) - The top U.S. military
official in Japan said Monday that the
alleged slaying of a Japanese woman
by a Navy sailor was "horrific" and
has challenged the two countries'
Earlier in the day, however, the two
nations said Tokyo would spend
$1.2 billion in 2006 and 2007 to
help cover the costs of keeping tens
of thousands of U.S. troops in this
country, and stressed that despite
concerns over the slaying their
bilateral ties are strong.
Japanese authorities say William
Oliver Reese, 21, fatally beat and
robbed a Japanese woman of about
$130 near a U.S. Navy base southwest
of Tokyo Jan. 3. He has been turned
over to Japanese custody.
"The alliance is a partnership Lt.
Gen. Bruce Wright told a news
conference. "This alliance has just
been significantly challenged. It's
horrific. It's horrible
Wright, head of the U.S. Forces
in Japan, said he would instruct
commanders to work harder
toward a goal of "zero criminal
incidents" involving American service
personnel in Japan.
The murder has rekindled
lingering concerns over crime
related to the roughly 50,000 U.S
troops stationed here under a
mutual security pact. Such concerns
boiled over into huge protests after
the rape of a schoolgirl on the island
of Okinawa in 1995.
Learning from experience, U.S.
officials have been quick to
express their regrets. Wright
even attended the wake for the
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Committee regarding land usage
conversions. The Greenspace
Committee is concerned about
the depletion of green space on
campus. They do not want to
lose the grassy areas near the
library. Koch wants to prove that
building a parking lot will have
little effect on the green space on
campus considering there is not
that much there anyway.
"It seems more useful for park-
ing that green space said Koch.
"At the same time, we're con-
cerned about green space as well
The plan is to build roughly
15 - 20 parking spaces to allevi-
ate parking congestion at Joyner
The senate also addressed
an issue pertaining to fund-
ing of partisan and religious
groups on campus. SGA's legisla-
tive bylaws forbid such funding
but SGA voted two weeks ago
to give money to the College
Republicans to pay for confer-
ences they wanted to attend.
The senate realized they had to
amend the bylaws or take away
the funding. Speaker of the
Senate Benjamin Wyche said
contributing money to partisan
groups did not violate federal
or state laws insofar as they did
not go to supporting a specific
candidate's election campaign.
Most senators agreed that the
specific semantics of the bylaws
"It speaks to the fact that
our Constitution and bylaws are
outdated said Wyche.
SGA Senator Terry Gore argued
that the assembly should allow the
judiciary a chance to review the.
bylaws before making changes.
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cated letting SGA step back and
analyze the situation before
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21 to 23. SGA will still be having
a "constitutional steering meet-
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was hot in 2001?
Napster founder Shawn Fanning was battling it
out in court with Metallica as his free download-
able music service reached its peak of popularity.
A bespectacled Brit named Harry Potter was
topping the box offices.
And newly elected President George W. Bush
was getting comfortable in the White House
All of this was big news, but nothing compared to
what defined the year and quite possibly a whole
generation of Americans, September 11.
And does everyone remember the man directly
responsible for the attacks?
It would not be surprising to hear some less
informed people blame Saddam Hussein - after all,
the US. military has spent the last few years taking
over his country.Although undoubtedly a tyrant in his
own right the deposed former leader of Iraq seems
to be the scapegoat for a Bush administration that
is desperate to conceal the horrible truth that they
simply cannot find the real perpetrator of the attacks.
Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq?
I think not
But we're there anyway.
And now, as the number of American troops killed
in Iraq has climbed past 2,000 and is rising daily,
we got a message last week from Mr. Bin Laden,
the first in over a year.
He says that "the war against America and its
allies will not be confined to Iraq And he's right
(See London subway attacks.)
He also says that Iraq has become a magnet for
attracting and training talented fighters. Right again.
And he goes on to threaten more attacks, which
hopefully, he is wrong about
We must give Bush credit, there have been no
more terrorists attacks on American soil since 9-11.
But whether that is good work or sheer luck is
debatable. And when it comes down to it isn't
it far more important to invest U.S. money and
lives hunting down bin Laden, a fugitive with the
blood of thousands of Americans still red on his
hands than to launch a full-scale invasion and
occupation of a country for reasons that are still
not validated besides the fact that Saddam Hus-
sein got into a big fight with your daddy?
Ttie Bush administration as dismissed the newest
tapes, saying that terrorists networks like Al-
Quada are getting weak by the day.
But Osama and his ilk are still out there, and though
he may seem now like nothing more than a hermit
hiding in a cave in remote Afghanistan, on a hot
morning back in September 2001, he wielded
enough powerto bring the United States to its knees,
and we would all be fools to count him out now.
Jennifer L Hobbs
Editor in Chief
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News Editor Asst. News Editor
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Asst. Features Editor
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Asst. Copy Editor
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Thug Life: Marcus Vick on display for all to see
Marcus Vick is a thug, a goon
and an idiot savant. All of which
he has prominently put on dis-
Vick's stint at Virginia Tech
was tumultuous at best. Before
the 2004 season, Vick was con-
victed on charges relating to an
incident during which he pro-
vided alcohol to three underage
girls. In July of that year, he was
charged with reckless driving
and possession of marijuana.
Though he pleaded no contest,
his license was suspended and he
was kicked off the football team
for the entire 2004 season.
Vick had football-related
problems as well. While the team
may have been winning (which
is a big reason why he stayed
around as long as he did), his
conduct showed little class. He
flicked off the crowd, which had
been pelting him with chants
of "child molester at West
-Virginia. He mumbled a half-
hearted apology and nothing was
heard of the incident again.
After a loss to Florida State
in the ACC Championship, Vick
stormed past reporters claiming
he didn't have to talk to them.
Marcus' on-field coupe de grace
was in the 2006 Gator Bowl.
After being tackled, he got up
and maliciously stomped on the
leg of a Louisville lineman. Inex-
plicably, the officials missed this
ludicrous display, but it did not
escape television cameras. There
was a large fallout, and everyone
from football analysts to politi-
cians pondered and expounded
on what should become of him.
Virginia Tech, who most
thought had been a little too long
suffering, seemed as though they
were going to administer another
slap on the wrist until they
learned that Vick had been pulled
over Dec. 17 for speeding and
driving with a revoked license.
Vick had been on a so-called
"No Tolerance" policy with the
university since January 2005,
and this was the final, final straw.
Vick declared for the NFL Draft
Jan. 6, but three days later was
arrested for allegedly brandish-
ing a firearm at three people in a
McDonald's parking lot, (maybe
he was there applying for a job)
leaving his draft hopes in doubt.
Who's to blame for all this?
Obviously Marcus Vick. How-
ever, that doesn't mean there
weren't other contributing fac-
tors. Vick's stupidity is rivaled
only by his athletic prowess, and
that allowed him to get away
with as much as he did.
Virginia Tech head football
coach Frank Beamer is the boss
in Blacksburg and he mishandled
this situation at almost every
turn. Beamer has taken a once
middling program and turned it
into a national powerhouse. He's
overseen the expansion of their
stadium into one of the finest
facilities in the country, and
he has made the university and
himself a lot of money. Winning
takes money and makes money.
The only way to stay on top is
to have the top athletes. Marcus
Vick would certainly fall into that
category. As the younger brother
of Atlanta Falcon's quarterback
Michael Vick a.k.a Ron Mexico,
the apples apparently didn't fall
far from the tree or each other.
Before his dismissal, the younger
Vick was ahead of his brother in
some aspects of his game at the
same point in their careers. Some
even predicted he would be better
than Michael. Beamer was will-
ing to hold on to talent like that
at any cost. It's doubtful that Vick
would have been around after
his first two arrests if he were a
back-up lineman. But he was no
lineman. He was the head-liner.
Beamer continually made excep-
tions for his star, not for Vick's
sake, but for the continued suc-
cess of the program. Even after
informing Vick of his dismissal,
Beamer put his football team
ahead of a young man whose
life is quickly falling apart stat-
ing, "We wanted what's best for
this football team and Marcus
Another contributing factor
to this debacle is hip-hop cul-
ture. The Tidewater area from
which Vick hails is known for
producing outstanding athletes
and for its areas of abject poverty
and violence. The "757" - as it's
known in hip-hop circles - has
produced athletes such as Allen
Iverson, Aaron Brooks, B.J. Upton
and of course Michael Vick.
Areas like Norfolk are known for
their high crime rates and low
incomes. Athletes in these places
are looked upon as heroes and
tickets out. Exceptions are made
and people often times look
the other way at bad behavior,
which creates a false reality for
these talented individuals. The
violence and machismo that
surround the hip-hop lifestyle
furthers these notions of supe-
riority and entitlement. Guns,
drugs and other illicit activities
are glorified in this culture that
permeates African-American life
in this country. It's not a stretch
to imagine that high profile ath-
letes and high profile thugs living
in the same impoverished neigh-
borhoods would fall in together.
They are, after all, both a certain
type of celebrity and have prob-
ably even grown up together.
Poverty is really the common
bond and everyone is looking for
a way out - some through illicit -
activities, some through music,
some through hard work and
some through sports. Parents
often overlook the flaws of their
children if they see even the
slightest chance of them escap-
ing such bad circumstances.
Vick's mother, Brenda Boddie,
made numerous excuses for her
son, recently claiming about his
vicious stomp, "Everybody does
it in the NFL and college football.
He just got caught doing it, and
since he's been in trouble in the
past everything just got blown all
out of proportion
It was not blown out of pro-
portion. It was a heinous move,
and it fit perfectly into a pattern
of unacceptable behavior that
has tarnished not only his family
name but also the university for
which he starred.
That university provided him
with his ticket out of the ghetto,
albeit with an ulterior motive.
When it comes down to it, do
you think that Frank Beamer
and Virginia Tech really care
about Marcus Vick as a person?
Probably not as much as they
would like you to believe. They
were just using this kid and every
poor black athlete they can find
to facilitate their success. They'll
bring kids in, use them for what
they can and then cut them loose
without caring what happens in
their future. Graduation rates
for African-American players are
low. That means coaches need to
do more to ensure their success or
not bring them to school at all.
Wasting money on athletes that
coaches know can't handle the
school work or won't act prop-
erly is irresponsible and selfish.
Also it provides false hope to
youths in the poor communi-
ties. What good is a couple years
on a college sports team going
to do someone when they're 25,
without a diploma and working
at McDonald's (and Marcus Vick
comes in wildly waving a gun)?
Be all that as it may, everyone
makes their own choices. Marcus
Vick was blessed with unbeliev-
able athletic ability and talent.
As an All-ACC quarterback, a
lucrative NFL contract was almost
guaranteed. However, he acted
arrogantly and stupidly and the
next thing you know he's waving
a gun in a kid's face at McDonald's.
Vick himself doesn't seem too
concerned about things. When
asked what he planned to do
after being kicked off the team he
replied, "It's not a big deal. I'll just
move on to the next level, baby
Maybe he thinks if all else fails
he can just live off this brother.
Marcus Vick isn't the first
athlete to have off the field prob-
lems. In 2004 quarterback James
Pinkey was suspended from
school and the team for poor
grades and was also involved in
a dubious car crash. During his
time out of school, we were co-
workers at Logan's Roadhouse.
I thought it was terrible that he
had gone from starting quarter-
back to a bus boy in a couple of
weeks. However, he never had
a bad attitude and he was great
to work with. Apparently he hit
the books and the practice fields
hard as well, getting back into
school and having an outstand-
ing junior season.
That really illustrates the fact
that it's up to each individual
whether they are going to suc-
ceed or not. It doesn't matter if
you're a star athlete or a business
major. The thing that determines
success isn't found on the streets
of Norfolk or on a football field
in Blacksburg or in a McDonald's
parking lot. It's character and it's
found inside yourself.
Letters To The Editor
As a student of ECU for the
better part of a decade, I have
seen many things around campus
that have upset me, but nothing
as much as the military uniforms
rant in last week's paper. I have
been a service member in the NC
Army National Guard for the last
nine years and I wonder where
someone gets the nerve to say
something like that.
During my nine years of
service I have been pulled out of
ECU twice to serve my country.
The first time was for one and
a half years from 2000 to 2001
to serve on SFOR-8 in Bosnia-
Herzegovina. I came back for
a couple more years of classes
and was pulled out again for
two more years to serve in OIF-2
in Iraq. Since my return, I have
reenroUed in classes and plan to
graduate this coming summer.
Hearing someone complain
about the "army uniforms" being
worn on campus causes me to
doubt their sincerity in saying
that they support the troops.
Just because you have a yellow
ribbon magnet on the back of
your car that says "Support Our
Troops" does not mean that you
are doing so. As a veteran of
two conflicts, I suggest that this
person thinks about the reason
that they have the freedom to
rant or wear what they want.
Hopefully they will realize that it
is because of the men and women
who serve in the military that we
have these rights. So until this
"ranter" walks 20 miles in a pair
of combat boots, they should be
quiet and accept the fact that
we will continue to wear our
uniforms with pride whenever
SGT Dan M. Blalock,
M1A1 Tank Gunner
Co. D 1252 CAB,
30th BCT, NCARNG
Bosnia & Iraq Veteran
I am a smoker. If my smoking ever offends or bothers
you, please tell me to stop or go somewhere else -1 will
gladly oblige. Smoking is a filthy, disgusting habit,
and nobody - smoker or not - should even attempt
to defend it.
Why is it that the majority of the girls who go to ECU
are gorgeous and the majority of the guys own at least
one pair of overalls, a gun, wear something camo
everyday and would love to hang a deer head on their
dorm room wall if given the chance?
I just want to thank the nice girl who drove all the way
back to campus after finding my cell phone sitting on
one of the buses to return it to me. I can't thank you
enough. It was the greatest thing that happened to
me all week!
Thank you ladies at Java City Mendenhall so much for
a nice attitude and serving me even before it is time to
open. You should get a raise.
Oh my God. Somebody get the media. TEC, for the
first time this year, has managed to fill the entire front
page with news that is actually somewhat relevant to
ECU in each of their week's issues. I wonder how long
Roommate, I am kind and considerate to your guests.
It would be great if you could do the same to mine.
OK, 1 was almost late for class on Friday because after
riding around campus looking for a parking meter,
the only three I could find were broken. If we are only
going to have that much available parking on campus,
the meters should at least be in service. Thanks ECU
parking for nothing.
Yes, my Lacoste is real, but yours obviously is not.
I'm so happy that next semester Fletcher (seventh floor
only) will be smoking again. Thanks ECU for thinking
about the students!
I really hope you people don't drive as bad as you walk
through campus. How hard is it to walk on your side
of the sidewalk and go in the "IN" door and out the
The chairs in Bate have the most annoying squeaks
ever so why do people insist on twisting back and
forward all through class?
I hate it when dudes drink out of straws.
Is it me or is that guy in the Pep band at Minges with
the short black hair and stubble hot?
I've been trying to do this new thing called "going to
sleep early" (and by early I mean before 3 a.m.) I'm
TEC works great for starting my barbecue grill. Using
TEC to ignite the coals eliminates the need for lighter
fluid and hence takes away the lighter fluid taste.
The new College Hill Suites looks sweet, but where's the
price? Every other apartment complex in the newspaper
has their price listed, what's the deal?
To the person who said "my heart will always be at
Carolina Why don't you take the rest of you up to
Chapel Hill along with your "heart We don't need
anymore wannabe Carolina fans at ECU.
Thank God that the lobby is 24-hour visitation! Would
it be too inappropriate to camp out down there with
my boyfriend who drove hours to come visit me or
should I just continue to secretly hold him hostage in
my room? He really enjoys not being able to leave my
room to pee in the middle of the night. That's not a
fold out couch down there is it?
How hot are boys who love bluegrass and dancing in
For those of you wondering why some people are
wearing their Military uniforms around on campus,
it's because they are part of the ROTC program at ECU.
ECU has a Army & Air Force program. So no, they are
not wearing it for their health or just because they are
How dare NBC not show "The Office" on Thursday! I
recorded it on my DVR and all I saw was some lawyer
show! This is not OK!
Why waste money on ECU sports when all they do
is disappoint the school? Just look at the declining
attendance to football games and other sports and
the number of coaches we pay who do not actually
We at Croatan do all we can to keep our work place
clean and we can't help it if someone makes a bad move.
We can't control the scent that flows in the air. All we
can do about that is spray disinfectant. We are here for
the kids. This remark about our bathroom shouldn't
have been printed. We checked the bathroom, and it
was clean. It had a smell, but like I said who can control
what flows in the air? Thank you.
Don't get me wrong, TEC is wonderful, but it's not
completely satisfying. I mean, how can you expect us
to get through the first few weeks without a crossword
puzzle?! Please, save us from the stress!
Why is it that West End was closed all weekend and 360
closed at seven every night? Do people on west campus
not get hungry like the people on the hill?
I wear a uniform because I'm required to. Sure beats
prancing around campus looking like an 8th gTader
wannabe American Idol. Who requires you to wear
that clown suit?
To the person looking for Ed Try in and around the
art building, that's where I always see him!
JJ Redick is a tool
I think its awesome how Pirate Rants are anonymous
because if they weren't, then there would probably
be a crap load of people getting their rear ends beat
because they are so ignorant and don't know what
the heck they are talking about. Lesson to be learned,
don't be ignorant!
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TUESDAY January 24, 2006
Names in the News:
And on the lefty side
Amazon.com is launching a weekly
talk show on the Internet hosted by
The show, "Amazon Fishbowl will
begin with a Maher monologue and
will feature interviews with authors,
conversations with filmmakers, and
Maher, who you may recall lost his
show "Politically Incorrect" after
suggesting that the Sept. 11 terrorists
were not cowards, reemerged on HBO
with "Real Time With Bill Maher
Each "Fishbowl" segment will include
a commercial for its sponsor, UPS, in
which a celebrity makes a surprise
delivery to an Amazon customer. The
show will be Webcast live Thursdays
at 11 p.m. starting June 1.
He wouldn't hurt a giraffe
Say what you want about Michael
Jackson's beastly behavior, the U.S.
Department of Agriculture says that
at least he's kind to animals.
"I'm unaware of any violations of the
Animal Welfare Act at Neverland
a USDA spokesman said after
an investigation into reports that
exotic (four-legged) creatures on
Jackson's 2,700-acre ranch were
being mistreated. Last December,
the radical animal-rights group
People for the Ethical Treatment of
Animals (PETA) filed a complaint
against Neverland Ranch after
aerial photographs seemed to show
giraffes, crocodiles and elephants
living in squalid conditions.
"We take all complaints seriously,
and on Dec. 21 a USDA veterinary
officer went on site for an inspection
but found that nothing was amiss
and that the animals were in good
shape the spokesman said. But
PETA reportedly plans to file another
complaint, this one with the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service, claiming
Jackson's elephants and orangutans
are protected under the federal
Endangered Species Act.
John Lennon's original manuscript to
"A Day in the Life" is being offered by
Bonhams auction house in New York
until March 7. It is expected to fetch
approximately $2 million. Lennon
wrote the song, which begins, "I
read the news today, oh boy while
reading the London Daily Mail on
With a very short time until the
Grammys, the lineup of performers
is taking form. So far, Mariah Carey,
Kanye West and John Legend are on
the bill. Each has eight nominations
this go-round, including album of the
year for Carey The Emancipation of
Mimi) and West (Late Registration).
Legend's nominations include best
new artist and best R&B album for Get
Lifted. The Feb. 8 show will be held
at the Staples Center in Los Angeles
and is sure to be an interesting night.
Super bowl stars
Aretha Franklin and Aaron Neville will
perform the national anthem at the
Super Bowl on Feb. 5, accompanied
by pianist Dr. John and a 150-voice
choir singing on a taped vocal track
that will be recorded in the Motor City
several days before the game at Ford
Field, according to the Detroit Free
Press. John Legend and Joss Stone
will join Motown star Stevie Wonder in
performing Wonder's hits as part of the
Super Bowl pregame show on ABC.
The NFL first announced the Rolling
Stones would headline the halftime
show, but that prompted demands
that Detroit's musical legacy be
recognized. So Wonder and Franklin
were brought on board. (She was
two when her family moved from
Memphis, Tenn to Detroit in 1944,
making her the lady for the job.)
Nada Surf will be at the Cat's Cradle
in Carrboro on Friday, Feb. 10.
Local Band Profile: Your Name in Vain
Music lovers wanted
After chatting with the band
Your Name in Vain for only
about five minutes it became
crystal clear that these guys
are not only incredibly nice,
but also very passionate about
making music. All of the guys in
the band are not only avid music
lovers, but also students here at
ECU. Since exploding onto the
local music scene during their
first performance ever at The
12"1 Annual Battle of the Bands
in March 2005 with a second
place victory, this band has seen
nothing but success.
When Josh Williams and
Alex Jones met during a class in
fall 2004 they probably didn't
imagine that their newfound
friendship would ultimately
lead to the creation of a band.
After several months of writing
the two decided to form a band
with long time friends, Shane
Crump and Jason Thompson.
However, they were still miss-
ing one thing, a drummer. They
began auditioning drummers
and after hearing J.P. Prieto
knew that he would complete
their sound, so he joined the
band the very night of his audi-
tion and the five guys have
been playing together ever since.
Your Name in Vain describes
their music as a mix of rock, post
hardcore, pop, alternative and
emo blended into one. The band
cites Underoath, New Found
Glory, Acceptance and music in
general as their inspiration.
"Everyone (in the band) brings
something different, in order
to provide a broad spectrum
of musical talent said Jones.
Williams provides mostly
rhythm for the band through
this guitar playing. He also acts
as the bands business manager
by booking shows and watch-
ing out for their best interest.
Jones writes lyrics, melodies and
hooks as well as using his unique
voice to sing lead vocals. Crump
plays bass as well as singing back
up vocals - his role is crucial
considering the fact that with-
out his bass performance the
music would sound incomplete.
Thompson plays guitar and pro-
vides back up vocals. His taste in
hardcore music influences the
band's sound. Prieto's drum-
ming creates structure and his
experience from playing with
other bands helps them navigate
through key choices.
It has been less than a year
since their debut at the Battle
of the Bands and Your Name in
Vain has already accomplished
many things. They have been
signed by Tragic Hero Records,
a Raleigh-based indie label, and
in December 2005 released their
debut album, Six Accounts of Skin
Deep Beauty. They receive over
6,000 plays and 1,000 down-
loads each day, and add twenty
new fans every two hours.
Their music can be heard
regularly on 99X or 99.5 WXNR,
ville, NC. You may have seen
them headline the 2005 X-Fest
with Chevelle, Taproot and
Crossfade. MTV has invited a
them to Ft. Worth, TX to per- f
form for an episode of "My Super
Sweet Sixteen" and In May they 5
will be accompanying Alesana at I
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These five ECU students are definitely on their way to the top.
Toying with Science
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The photo above from Dance 2005 shows just a glimpse of what to expect at Dance 2006 this year.
Long awaited 'Dance 2006'
Something mr everone
Garry Krinsky, an experienced showman, will perform here at ECU.
ECU Family Fare Series
does it again
The Pietasters will be at the Cat's
Cradle in Carrboro on Saturday,
Matisyahu will be performing at
the Cat's Cradle in Carrboro on
Wednesday, Feb. 15.
Keith Urban and Pat Green will be
performing at the Charlotte Bobcats
Arena on Thursday, Feb. 16.
OAR. will be at Ovens Auditorium in
Charlotte on Tuesday, Feb. 21.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and
special guests Elefant will be at
the Cat's Cradle in Carrboro on
Wednesday, Feb. 22.
G. Love and Special Sauce will be
performing at the Lincoln Theatre in
Raleigh on Friday, March 3.
Jerry Seinfeld will be performing
at the Progress Energy Center for
Performing Arts in Raleigh on Friday,
Martina McBride will be at the RBC
Center in Raleigh on Sunday, April 2.
Looking for a fun and
educational show that your entire
family will enjoy? Well Garry
Krinsky's Toying with Science is
coming to Wright Auditorium
Saturday, Jan. 28 at 2 p.m. and
Carol Woodruff, Cultural Arts
director at ECU says it's a show
that surely should not be missed.
This dynamic and fast-paced
show helps the
master basic prin-
ciples of science
while enjoying a
fun and exciting
show of colors and
is an experienced
showman, as well
as an original
member of the
co-founder of the
ers and member of
the New England
The Wright Bros.
Krinsky has been enter-
taining and educating the masses
at schools, theaters and festivals
"I'm not a scientist, but I play
one on stage Krinsky said in a
"Toying with Science is about
showing that the essence of sci-
ence is all around us - science
doesn't have to be a complex,
intimidating idea, but rather
a tool we can use to keep our
mental muscles greased. When
we have that passion for learning,
it inspires us to keep our minds
open and continue to learn
and be fascinated by the world
Toying with Science has been
performed all over the United
States and Canada, and Krinsky
has even appeared on NBC's
People who go to see Krin-
sky are in for a rare treat. He
combines his circus skills,
original music and involves
the audience in exploring the
scientific ideas of fulcrums,
leverage, gravity and simple
machines. He inserts the
heroes of science and enter-
tains through his motion, music,
insight and humor. Some audi-
ence members even get to
participate in the exploration.
Krinsky will entertain you
through music, ideas and even
one of his well known tricks,
learning the concept of gravity.
He centers many ladders on his
chin with a giant beach umbrella
on top in order to show how one
can find the
center of gravity.
well C. King
Fla. raves that
Krinsky was a
Whether you are a dance
enthusiast or someone just look-
ing for something interesting to
do, Dance 2006 is the perfect way
to spend your time enjoying an
experience you won't soon forget.
Although this dance performance
is held every year, the most vital
part of the performance changes
yearly, the choreography.
This year students and faculty
alike are excited and honored
?o be able to perform a recon-
structed version of "Sky Light
Laura Dean's signature work.
She is well known for her use of
live music as well as distinctive
form. The reconstruction was
done by School of Theatre and
Dance faculty member, Rodger
Belman, who has danced "Sky
Light" with Dean as part of her
company, Laura Dean Dancers
and Musicians. This classic ballet
incorporates Indian, African and
Asian dance rituals.
During his residency with
the School of Theatre and Dance
earlier this year, Nicholas Pupillo
created "Chronic Force espe-
cially for the students who are
going to be performing it.
"The forces that are always
present pressures us into physical
Visit McGinnis Auditorium Box Office
or the Central Ticket Office
change. These weakening pres-
sures have a capacity to affect the
mind and behavior. A power can
be made operative to change the
circumstances. You can choose to
use that active power to regain
energy and strength of let the
force take control said Pupillo
of "Chronic Force
Also this year is the recon-
struction of Victor Gsovsky's
'Grand Pas Classique by Galina
Panova. This ballet features
intricate point pieces along with
thrilling leaps and lifts. This
piece will have audiences on the
edge of their seats.
Each year the dance perfor-
mance features a tap number
by Clarine Powell. This year's
piece, "The Elevator Goes Up
is based on several different
forms of jazz music. The tap
dancing in this number will
enliven the audience and make
them tap along to the beats
from the comfort of their seats.
Dance 2006 will be per-
formed by about 120 students.
see DANCE page A5
Recreational Services springs into action
Krinsky Is a marathon runner,
which has given him a healthy
body for the circus-type moves he "delight. The per-
does on stage. At the conclusion formance was
of his performance, Garry turns
his backdrop around to reveal a
quilt of 42 racing t-shlrts from
marathons, triathlon and road races.
Championing effort over victory In a
humorous, yet sincere way, he then
balances the entire backdrop on
his chin, demonstrating how each
of us Is the fulcrum of our own lives.
felt with much
Garry was very
Sun adds that
is bright, fun-filled and audience
interactive- and learning a thing
or two didn't hurt either
New this year, birthday boys
and girls can celebrate with
Family Fare! ECU'S Family Fare
Series offers a birthday package
that includes a party before or
after any Family Fare show. Also,
discount tickets are available to
groups of 15 or more, including
scout troops, youth groups, and
daycare groups. For more details
on birthday parties and group
discounts, contact the Cultural
Outreach Office at 252-328-4766.
To purchase tickets, or for
more information, visit the
Central Ticket Office, located on
the main floor of Mendenhall
Student Center. Advance
tickets are $9 for the public, $8
for ECU faculty and staff, and
$6 for ECU students and youth.
This writer can be contacted at
On West Campus, the SRC offers activities everyone can enjoy.
SRC offering events and
opportunities to further
The Student Recreational
Center has extraordinary equip-
ment and facilities. Even more
impressive than those, are the
spring events for this semester.
There are over 40 different
sports in the Intramural Sports
Program. According to David A.
Gaskins, the associate director
of programs at the Department
of Recreational Services, the
word "intramural" came from
Greek origin meaning, "within
the walls The intramural
program is student run by ECU
students who form their own
teams, schedule games, referee
and keep score. Students, staff
and faculty from ECU are more
than welcome to join the teams
of the intramural sports.
Club sports are student run
organizations with over 31 sports
available. These sports do their
own recruiting and raise 40
percent of their funding. They
are competitive, spirited teams
that teach the members team-
work, time management and help
improve their athletic abilities.
Jennifer Larrimore, a sophomore
Biology major, is on the Women's
Rugby team. She expresses how
beneficial the Club sports are by
stating, "I found something more
than I imagined. I found a place
to really be myself. I value the
friendships I made on the team
Fitness Lifestyle Enhance-
ment Program, LEP, is group
fitness with a group leader who
facilitates a group with music
and a proper work out. Students
have an opportunity to be per-
sonal instructors and personal
trainers. Fitness assessments are
offered, which enables students
to evaluate their strength and
flexibility with a sit and reach
and a bicycle test. The fitness
trainers can help these students
improve their health and fitness
by using components of the
A Real Integrated Sports Experi-
ence, ARISE, is a program intended
to provide students, faculty, staff,
alumni and community members
with or without disabilities the
opportunity for involvement in a
variety of sports and fitness. Mary
Antor, a senior psychology major
does not have any disabilities but
has participated in Wheelchair
Rugby and believes it "was a good
opportunity to appreciate the dif-
ficulties quadriplegics face every
day, yet a way to see that it is not
totally limiting ARISE is going
on an Active Living Beach Retreat
where students can experience the
outdoors in an adapted adventure
camping style. The program is
Friday, April 7 - Sunday, April 9 at
the Pine Knolls Shores. Registration
begins March 1, at the SRC 128.
The Youth and Family pro-
gram is available for children
of ECU students and faculty.
Among the various activities
they deliver, a highly anticipated
date is Family Fun Day, which is
an annual event with activities
including fitness, sports, wall
climbing, cart racing and arts
and crafts. A free lunch will be
provided for all participants. This
event is Saturday March 25 from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the SRC.
The Adventure program
encourages students to develop
skills, knowledge and apprecia-
tion for nature. The Adventure
program offers more than 20
trips in each semester including
kayaking, canoeing, skiing, back-
see SRC page AS
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The Conference Schedule:
t ECU Graduate Health Programs Workshops including
Communication Science and Disorders, Occupational
Therapy, Health Education, Physical Activity Promotion,
Physical Therapy, Physician's Assistant, Brody School of
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Hi miliiwlii Enrichment Cfr it 252-328-2046.
Jam is free stuff- ringtones,song downloads, gift cards -
you get just for dining on campus. It's easy and it's free.
The ECU Media Board
welcomes applications for
The board is seeking fulltime students interested in serving as the day student repre-
sentative on the Media Board, the 11-person board which governs student media at
ECU, WZMB, The Rebel, The East Carolinian, Expressions, and Buccaneer.
To qualify, you must be a student living off campus who is not a member of a sorority
or fraternity and you will be expected to attend a late afternoon meeting monthly.
For information, contact: ECU Media Board Office
205A Self Help Center
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Applications due Friday, February 10th at 5p.m.
Who has a library question?
Answering all your
questions through AIM
It has come to my atten-
tion that we, as students of
ECU, have a great tool at our
disposable, "Ask a Librarian
through AIM This relatively
new service is quite easy to
establish and easy to use. If
you have AIM, the AOL based
Instant Messenger system, this
process is only a click away.
IM "JoynerRef" with any
questions pertaining to the
regular reference section and
IM "JoynerCirc" with circula-
tion questions such as book
due dates and renewing books.
Also, you can i nquire about
interlibrary loans through-
out the North Carolina state
funded school system. The
nice thing about the service
is the convenience of asking
questions at home for distance
education students and lazy
students like myself.
Since the service is AIM,
many already have it and also
know that it supports file send-
ing which the librarians will
be happy to do if need be. So,
you can ask them to send you
something such as a report or
statistic for your viewing rather
than having to go to the library.
Thereby, making us students
If you don't have AIM, it
is a free service, which you
can download at the AOL
home page. I would also like
to point out the helpfulness of
the people who monitor this
system throughout the day,
which is normally about one
or two people.
These people are knowl-
edgeable and well versed to find
whatever you may need for your
topics of research. These people
are there from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
during normal business hours
and are always very friendly,
so try it out people and not let
this go to waste. Why didn't I,
as a student, know about some-
thing like this?
Thank you to Mark Sanders
for the time he took to provide
information about this great,
Test it out people, don't let
this valuable, potentially time
saving, resource go to waste.
This writer can be contacted at
DdflCG from page A4
"The primary focus of Dance
2006 is to give dance students a
main stage performance oppor-
tunity, and secondly to give
students an opportunity to
experience something they
would not have normally been
"Our annual dance concerts
are truly something special for
audiences. Most dance concerts
are either an evening of a story-
length ballet or a series of shorter
dances but with a similarity of
dance styles. Our productions run
the gamut of styles and themes
making it fun and enlighten-
ing at the same time said Jeff
Woodruff, managing director of
the School of Theatre and Dance.
Tickets in advance for this
event are12 for the general public,
$ 10 for senior citizens and current
ECU facultystaff and $8 for youth
and current ECU students. How-
ever, tickets at the door will be sold
for a standard rate of $12.
You can experience the magic
of Dance 2006 first hand begin-
ning Thursday, Jan. 26-31 at
the McGinnis Auditorium on
campus. Times are 8 p.m. for
everyday except Sunday, which
will be 2 p.m. For more informa-
tion visit the School of Theatre
and Dance Web site at theatre-
This writer can be contacted at
SRC from page A4
packing, climbing, caving and
surfing. Among the many trips
that are available this semester,
the program is taking a journey
kayaking in the Cumberland
Island Sea. If interested in the
program contact the Adventure
Program Director at 328 - 6387.
The Student Recreational
Center provides numerous events
and programs for students inter-
ested in improving their physical,
social, emotional and mental
well-being. This spring semester
is filled with opportunities for
every ECU student. Get out there
and have some fun.
This writer can be contacted at
V3in from page A4
the Brewery in Raleigh to film an
episode of "A Day in the Life of
They are planning a full six week
tour of the East Coast and Mid-
west this summer and are head-
ing into the studio to record a full
The band may be on their way
to the top, but they still have their
feet planted firmly on the ground.
"We want to reach a larger
audience through our fan base
and record label, we want our
music to mean something to
people Jones said. Although
they have a large local fan base
they are still striving for national
recognition, a dream that may
become reality soon.
"Tragic Hero Records is try ing to
get national distribution through
Tower Records said Crump.
"The bottom line is that people
want to have fun at shows and
when they come to see us they
do, because we aren't only fun to
listen to, but also fun to watch
said Williams. Check out Your
Name in Vain on Saturday, Feb.
4 at 9 p.m. at the Salty Dawg in
This writer can be contacted at
Want to listen?
More Information and great ways to
listen to Your Name In Vain music:
Keep reading TEC lor more
Information about this band and a
review of their recently released CO.
Page A6 firstname.lastname@example.org 252.328.6366 TUNY ZOPPO Sports Editor BRANDON HUGHES Assistant Sports Editor
TUESDAY January 24, 2006
Jauron, takes reins with Bills
Dick Jauron will get a second
chance to prove himself as a head
coach after being hired by the Buffalo
Bills on Monday Jauron's hiring was
announced by Bills owner Ralph
Wilson and general manager Marv
Levy at a news conference. This is
Jauron's second time as a head
coach after going 35-46 - including
one playoff loss - in five years with
the Chicago Bears. Fired by the Bears
after the 2003 season, he had only
one winning season, going 13-3 in
2001 when he was named the NFLs
coach of the year. Jauron spent the
past two years as the Detroit Lions
defensive coordinator, and finished
last season as the team's interim
head coach after Steve Mariucci was
fired in late November. He replaces
Mike Mularkey, who resigned 10 days
ago, and becomes Buffalo's fourth
head coach since Levy, the Hall of
Fame coach, retired after the 1997
season. Jauron takes over a team
that underachieved with a 5-11 finish
last season, missing the playoffs
for the sixth straight year - the
team's longest drought since the NFL
merger. The Bills have gone 31-49
since 2001, tied with Cleveland for the
third worst record in the NFL over that
span - not including Houston, which
joined the league in 2002. That's
a significant drop off for the AFC's
winningest franchise in the 1990s.
The team made an unprecedented
four straight Super Bowl appearances
under Levy. Jauron is a defensive
specialist who, as Jacksonville's
defensive coordinator from 1995-98,
helped the expansion team reach
the playoffs three times. A former
NFL defensive back, Jauron broke
into coaching as an assistant with
the Bills in 1985 and also spent nine
years as a defensive backs coach
with Green Bay.
UConn climbs to top for first
time since Dec. '04
With no more unbeaten teams
left, Connecticut took over the No. 1
spot in the Associated Press college
basketball poll Monday. Two days
after Duke, Florida and Pittsburgh
lost, the Huskies (16-1) moved from
No. 3 to the top of the rankings for
the sixth time in school history and
the first since a one-week run In
December 2004. The Blue Devils,
Gators and Panthers were the final
three undefeated Division I teams.
The Huskies are one of seven Big
East teams in the Top 25, tying
the record for most schools from
one conference. The Atlantic Coast
Conference and Big Ten have each
done it twice, and the ACC did it
most recently last season. Duke (17-
1), which had been No. 1 since the
preseason poll, dropped one spot
after losing 87-84 at Georgetown on
Saturday. The win sent the Hoyas
(12-4) into the Top 25 for the first
time since Dec. 31, 2001. Florida (17-
1), second in the poll the past two
weeks, dropped to No. 5 after losing
80-76 at Tennessee on Saturday. The
win got the Volunteers (12-3) back in
the rankings after being out lor four
weeks. Pittsburgh (15-1) lost 55-50 at
St. John's on Saturday and fell from
ninth to No. 12. Connecticut received
64 first-place votes and 1,790 points
from the 72-member national media
panel. The Huskies have spent a total
of 21 weeks at No. 1. The longest run
was 10 straight polls in 1998-99, when
they won the first of their two national
Dallas chosen as host for All-
star Game In '07
The Dallas Stars will host the
2007 All-Star Game, the NHL's first
since 2004. The game will be played
on Jan. 24 at the American Airlines
Center, the league said Monday.
The Wednesday night game marks
the first time since the 1989 All-Star
Game in Edmonton that the events
won't be held on a weekend. The NHL
lockout wiped out the All-Star Game
last year, and players will compete
in the Olympics next month. The
Stars, who moved from Minnesota in
1993, won a Stanley Cup title in 1999.
The SuperSkills competition and
YoungStars game will be Jan. 23.
Bryant shoots to No. 2 behind Wilt
(AP) Kobe Bryant, often
unstoppable, played at a higher
level than even he Imagined
The Los Angeles Lakers' star
scored a phenomenal 81 points
Sunday night the second-high-
est total in NBA history in a
122-104 victory over the Toronto
Only Wilt Chamberlain's
storied 100-point game nearly 44
years ago ranks higher.
"Not even in my dreams
"That was something that just
happened. It's tough to explain.
It's just one of those things.
"It really hasn't, like, set in
for me. It's about the "W that's
why I turned it on. It turned into
something special. To sit here and
say I grasp what happened, that
would be lying
The Lakers trailed by as many
as 18 points early In the third
quarter, angering Bryant.
"He was ticked off team-
mate Lamar Odom said.
When asked what Bryant
said at that stage, Odom replied:
"Nothing. That's when it's bad
Bryant scored 51 points after
the Raptors extended a 63-49-
halftime lead to 71-53. The Lakers
outscored the Raptors 38-14 to
finish the third quarter to go
ahead for good.
"That was incredible, remark-
able Odom said.
Bryant, the NBA's leading
scorer, left to a standing ovation
with 4.2 seconds remaining,
having shot 28-of-46 from the
floor, including 7-of-13 from 3-
point range, and 18-of-20 from
the foul line.
With the 18,997 fans at Staples
Center chanting "MVP! MVP
Bryant made two free throws
with 43.4 seconds remaining for
his final points. He scored 27
points in the third quarter, 28 in
"We are on a journey, and
to put on a show like this for
the fans here in L.A. is truly
something special Bryant said.
"I grew up in front of these
people, and now they are seeing
me as an older, young man
The 27-year-old Bryant joined
the Lakers out of high school, and
is in his 10th NBA season.
Chamberlain scored 100
points for Philadelphia against
the New York Knicks at Hershey,
Pa on March 2, 1962, shooting
36-of-63 from the field and 28-
Bryant drives to the basket for two of his staggering 81 points Sunday night, the second-highest single game total in NBA history
of-32 from the foul line while
playing all 48 minutes.
Chamberlain had 59 points
in the second half the only
player with more points in a half
than Bryant's 55 after halftime in
est total was 78 against the Lakers
in three overtimes on Dec. 8,
Michael Jordan's career high
was 69 points, and only four play-
ers had ever scored more than 70
Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor, David
Thompson and David Robinson.
Bryant made it five. His
previous career high was 62
points during a 112-90 victory
over Dallas last month he sat out
the fourth quarter because of the
one-sided nature of the game.
"I was just determined. I was
just locked in, tuned into what
was going on out there Bryant
said. "These points tonight
mattered. We needed them. The
points I put in the basket were
instrumental. It means a lot more
Bryant raised his scoring aver-
age to an NBA-leading 35.9 points
"I never imagined I would see
history like that said Devean
see KOBE page A7
Breakdown of Kobe's 81
1st Quarter Rs.
2nd Quarter Pts.
3rd Quarter Rs.
4th Quarter Rs.
Pirates' ship sinks in New Orleans, lose 60-52
Tulane leaves ECU as
last winless C-USA team
Dave Dickerson, Tulane men's
basketball head coach and ECU
head man Ricky Stokes vied for
their first Conference USA win
on Saturday night. Forty minutes
later, Stokes found himself still
searching for his.
The Green Wave (5-11,
1-3 C-USA) was boosted from
a game-high 20 points from
senior forward Quincy Davis
and 15 points from Chris Moore.
The Tulane junior guard is no
relation to the ECU line-
backer who garnered three solo
tackles in the Hula Bowl over the
The Pirates' loss was their
fourth consecutive, leaving ECU
(6-11,0-4) alone at the bottom of
the league standings.
Sixth man Courtney
Captain was the only ECU player
to log double figures with 12,
and senior forward Corey Rouse
chipped in nine points and 11
rebounds. The Kinston product
now ranks eighth nationally in
rebounding at 10.6 per contest.
The Pirates' shooting woes,
which has followed ECU like
a shadow, continued to haunt
chances of a winning season.
ECU shot just 29.4 percent (15-of-
51) from the field. Comparatively,
the Green Wave knocked through
50.1 percent (23-of-45) of their
total field goals.
ECU's sophomore guard
Jeremy Ingram finished with
just seven points on l-for-10
shooting, while Sam Hinnant
finished with seven points and
a 2-for-7 shooting effort. Ingram
and Hinnant, the second and
third leading scorers respectively,
average double figures.
Tulane held a 53-47 lead
with 39 ticks remaining when
ECU hit a pair of free throws to
pull within four. Tulane's Matt
Wheaton hit the first of two from
the charity stripe, but missed
his second. The Green Wave
recovered the rebound and junior c
guard Andrew Garcia knocked 1
down a pair of free throws for a
56-49 advantage with 33.1 sec- $
onds on the clock. A
After an errant 3 attempt
see PIRATES page A7
Tulane defeated ECU Saturday night, making them the only squad winless in Conference USA play.
Sizing up the Super Bowl
(KRT) Roethlisberger vs.
Hasselbeck sounds more like a
beer-tasting contest than a Super
Bowl. In Pittsburgh and Seattle,
they don't care. It is a match
up not many expected, and the
winner might be even harder to
The, Steelers have been to
Super Bowls before. The Seahawks
haven't been anyplace.
Somebody will send a map of
how to get to Detroit, and it will
be fascinating to hear how many
of Seattle's "12th man" fans can
make the trip.
"Everybody in the stadium
is coming Seattle coach Mike
But this game will be a home
date for the Steelers, and not just
because running back Jerome
Bettis grew up in Detroit.
The Steelers are as national as
a sports team gets. The Seahawks
are so regional not everybody
remembers they played in the
AFC for most of their 30-year
Pittsburgh fans will descend
on Detroit in droves. For one
thing, they can drive. They
already have the chains on their
tires. They have so much experi-
ence finding tickets that places
like Cincinnati, Cleveland and
Indianapolis plot ways to keep
They invaded the Denver
airport Saturday night waving
their yellow Terrible Towels. They
were on the streets, in parking
lots and scattered throughout
"We're a road team safety
Troy Polamalu said.
"We're the Pittsburgh Steel-
ers. We have fans everywhere
Yet you can hear it now. The
Steelers will do everything in
their power to keep playing the
see SUPER BOWL page A7 Bettis is headed home to Detroitfor SupBowl xljargdS
Roethlisberger's stellar play during Pittsburgh's post-season run
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The human performance laboratory at
fist Carolina University is lookjng for
research subjects that wish to be involved
in studies examining the role of skeletal
muscle in insulin action.
Subjects which are not currently
exercising will be examined. Certain
I medications or health conditions may
disqualify you from participation. We
are looking for normal or overweight
individuals. Men and women greater than
18 years of age are eligible.
Subjects will be compensated
($80-250) for completing all aspects of
the study. Tests include body composition
assessmentbody fat), exercise
resting (02max), and blood and
For further information contact Chris
Evans at 328.4681, ECU Brody School of
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Lady Pirates squeak past UCF
(SID) The ECU women's
basketball team hit key free
throws down the stretch Sunday
afternoon to pull away with a
68-63 win over UCF for their
third Conference USA victory of
Senior LaToya Horton netted
a career-high 17 points, 13 of
which came in the second half,
to lead all scorers. The freshman
duo of Jessica Slack and Jasmine
Young each added 10 points to
pace the Pirates.
After trailing 30-27 at the
intermission, ECU (11-6, 3-3)
trimmed the Golden Knights
(4-14, 2-5) lead to two, 42-40,
with 11:23 left to play. ECU took
its first lead of the game, since
the 8.03 mark in the first, when
Young drove the paint putting
the Pirates up 44-42.
The two teams would trade
baskets and the game would be
knotted up four times before the
Pirates would take the lead for
good on a pair of Cherie Mills
The Lady Pirates pulled even in
free throws at the 5:05 mark.
Mills would finish the game
one-point shy of recording her
17th straight double-digit game
of the season, while grabbing six
During the final 30 seconds
of play, freshmen Impris Man-
Conference USA to 3-3.
ning and Jessica Honesty each
cashed in on key free throws to
secure the Pirates 11th win of
Each team opened the game
changing possessions during
the first 5:14 with the Golden
Knights taking an early 5-4 lead
on an Amber Long jumper. ECU
would answer with a basket of
their on a Jessica Slack lay-up at
the 15:23 mark.
UCF took a 15-11 lead
with 9:48 remaining until the
intermission before the Pirates
went on an 8-0 run over the
next 1:25 to take its largest lead
of the half, 19-15. During the
run, Slack connected on her lone
three-pointer of the day and drained
three consecutive free throws.
Over the next four min-
utes costly turnovers found the
Pirates down six after a 10-0 UCF
run, 25-19. The Golden Knights
extended their lead to seven with
1:09 remaining after a Keunta
Miles free throw. The Pirates
would cut into that lead during
the closing minute, netting a
pair of baskets to close the gap
The Pirates will be back in
action Friday night when they
play host to SMU at 7 p.m. inside
KODG from page A6
George, a teammate of Bryant's
with the Lakers for 6 12 seasons.
"I can't tell you where that came
from. He just kept attacking,
attacking, attacking every time
he got the ball
Bryant played nearly 42 min-
utes, going the entire second half
until being lifted by coach Phil
Jackson coached Jordan
and the Chicago Bulls to six
championships in the 1990s
andthe Lakers, with Bryant and
Shaquille O'Neal, to three more
titles, from 2000-02.
"That was something to
behold Jackson said. "It was
another level. I've seen some
remarkable games, but I've never
seen one like that before
Baylor held the Lakers' previ-
ous franchise record of 71 points
at New York on Nov. 15, 1960.
Lakers special assistant Kareem
Abdul-Jabbar, the NBAs all-time
leading scorer, saw that game, too.
"Elgin's game was an incred-
ible performance, also Abdul-
"I don't think there's any
comparison. Elgin did it with-
out 3-point lines. His game was
attacking the hoop and hitting
jumpers inside 20 feet. Kobe's
range is unreal, and he does it
"It was a real treat. His ability
to shoot from long range and also
attack the hoop, split the defense
and get in close for opportunities
near the basket is unique. He's
made a niche for himself, and
he deserves It
Bryant scored all but 15 of
his team's 42 points in the third
quarter, and all but three of their
31 in the final period.
"You're sitting and watching,
and it's like a miracle unfolding
in front of your eyes and you
can't accept it Lakers owner
Jerry Buss said. "Somehow, the
brain won't work. The easiest
way to look at it is everybody
remembers every 50-point game
they ever saw. He had 55 in the
Bryant scored a season-
low 11 points in the Lakers'
102-91 victory over the Raptors
in Toronto last month. He has led
the Lakers in scoring in the last
21 games in which he's played,
and is averaging 45.5 points
in 10 games since sitting out a
"We were just watching him
shoot Toronto's Chris Bosh said.
"He takes the type of shots
where you don't think they're
going in, but suddenly he's roll-
ing, so he's kind of hard to stop.
We tried three or four guys on
him, but it seemed like nobody
guarded him tonight
from ECU on the next
possession, Garcia netted four
free throws over the last 23.2
seconds to seal the victory.
Dickerson, a rumored
finalist to ECU'S coaching
vacancy ultimately filled by
Stokes, was more than ecstatic to
grab his first conference win.
"We needed this win for our
confidence Dickerson said in
a Tulane press release following
"With our record, we
need to get wins like this at
home. The two things we did
which were very important for
us Saturday was we cut our
turnovers and we made our
free throws when it counted
The Green Wave win
dropped the Pirates to 3-31 on
the road in C-USA. At 0-4 in the
conference, ECU is a game behind
Houston, Marshall, Southern Miss
and Tulane. Unlike in previous
seasons, all 12 teams advance to
the conference tournament.
The Pirates will search for its
first C-USA win of the season on
Wednesday when they return home
to host UCF. Tip-off for the midweek
matchup is scheduled for 7 p.m.
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They are the first sixth seed
to make it. The Seahawks are
the No. 1 seed in the NFC. The
Seahawks are the league's top-
scoring team. The Seahawks have
the league's most valuable player,
Shaun Alexander. All the Steelers
have is a run-down, 33-year-old
No quarterback as young as
Ben Roethlisberger ever has won
a Super Bowl. Seattle's Matt Has-
selbeck has been around longer
and paid more dues. Seahawks
coach Mike Holmgren won a
Super Bowl with Green Bay in
1996. Steelers coach Bill Cowher
lost one in 1995.
The Seahawks led the league
in sacks, so who are the Steelers to
brag about their stifling defense?
The Seahawks won the NFC
title game Sunday by a bigger
margin than the Steelers won
The Seahawks and Steelers
last played in 2003, and Seattle
won. The Seahawks have won
eight of 14 games between the
The Seahawks got to stay
home and win two playoff
games. The Steelers had to go
on the road for three games and
beat the top three seeds, wearing
themselves to a frazzle.
By Monday night, the Steelers
and their fans will happily con-
clude that no one in their right
mind will give them a chance of
succeeding in Detroit.
It will be tough duty, but
they will find a way to stay "dis-
respected On Sunday, they said
this year was easier for them than
last year, when they were 15-1
and lost the AFC title game at
home to New England.
"Everyone put overwhelming
pressure on us receiver Hines
"It was overwhelming for
everyone, including the veterans
"People said there was no
way we could do this three weeks
in a row Ward said.
"There was more pressure on
(the Broncos) than on us
The Steelers will use the same
reasoning against the Seahawks,
who coasted down the stretch
after wrapping up home-field
By contrast, the Steelers have
been in playoff mode since Dec.
11, when the Bears went to Pitts-
burgh after the Steelers had lost
three games in a row. The Steelers
ran all over the Bears and started
on a seven-game winning streak.
"The Chicago game was a
big game for us establishing
ourselves as a running football
team Cowher said.
"We started to get Ben back
at that time, too, when he came
back from his (knee and thumb)
The Steelers and Seahawks
both love to run and stop the
run, the twin keys to success. It's
a familiar formula on which the
Bears pride themselves. It also
is telling to note that both the
Steelers and Seahawks ran and
stopped the run better this year
than the Bears did.
Because the best teams play
run defense as well as they run,
the biggest games usually get
decided by which quarterback
passes better. Roethlisberger's
passer efficiency rating for the
season was 98.6, Hasselbeck's
That makes it hard for either
team to play underdog, not that
both won't be trying every day
for the next two weeks.
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