The East Carolinian, February 21, 2006
Volume 81 Number 53
February 21,2006
Undergraduate Exhibition opens
Facebook is an incredibly popular and recognizable database at ECU.
Facebook: A new
tool to monitor
student activity
ECU undergraduates' artwork will be on display in the Wellington B. Gray Gallery in Jenkins Fine Arts Center until April 1
Art students gain
recognition for their work
ECU'S School of Art and
Design Undergraduate Exhibi-
tion opened Friday, Feb. 17 at 5
p.m. with an awards ceremony in
Speight Auditorium, immediately
followed by a reception in the
Wellington B. Gray Gallery.
Linda Darty, associate pro-
fessor in the School of Art
and Design, welcomed visitors
and students and introduced
Gail M. Brown, the indepen-
dent curator from Philadel-
phia, Pa who juried the show.
Together, Darty and Brown
presented 43 awards in the areas
of ceramics, communication arts,
fabric design, weaving, print-
making, sculpture, metal, wood,
drawing and painting, as well as
overall excellence in the arts to
undergraduate students.
Brown remarked on the cre-
ativity present throughout the
show, and said each piece was an
"extraordinary visual work" and
"a joy to see
" The artwork reinforces my
feelings about the potential we
each have to be creative, visual
communicators said Brown,
who explained she evaluated art
based on its individuality, explo-
ration and content.
After the awards ceremony
the exhibition in the Gray Gal-
lery officially opened with more
than 250 works of all shapes, sizes
and subject matter on display.
While viewing the gallery, stu-
dents, faculty and visitors were
also able to partake of refresh-
ments sponsored by the Art
The Undergraduate Exhibi-
tion will be on display in Gray
Gallery (located in Jenkins Fine
Arts Center) until April 1. The
gallery is open from 10 a.m. - 4
p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednes-
day and Friday, and Saturday 10
a.m. - 2 p.m.
Award recipients were:
Nell Cole Graves Award of
Excellence: John Peel, Christo-
pher Wooten
Excellence in Ceramics:
Rachel Hardy
Excellence in Graphic Design:
Ashley Joswick
Excellence in Photography:
Matthew S. Strotz, Lauren Har-
ASAP Award of Excellence in
Black and White Photography:
Melinda Hines
ASAP Award of Excellence
in Digital Photography: Emma
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Beware of what ends up
on the internet
The college database that has
taken campuses by storm, face-, has resulted in many
students getting into trouble in
recent weeks.
Facebook, a names database
where strangers and friends alike
from around the country can add
each other based on interests and
other categories, has been used as
a tool to track down instances of
underage drinking, among other
things. Also available is the abil-
ity to join different user created
social groups, many of which are
comic in nature.
Groups include ECU Liquor
Lovers Club and Drunk Dialers
Anonymous, as well as a multi-
tude of others. It is these groups,
as well as Facebook's other fea-
tures, that are getting students
into trouble.
The latest feature that was
added recently to Facebook is
the ability to post photo albums
for those in your friends list to
view and leave comments. Many
students assume that just because
their albums are reserved to their
friends' viewing only that it keeps
them safe from the risk of being
caught drinking underage.
Dan Heath, a UNC Greens-
boro freshman, recently got into
trouble when a dorm resident
administrator caught him with
alcohol being used by underage
students in photographs. Heath
only received a warning because
he was not depicted using the alco-
hol, but the girls he was with were
expelled from their dorm room.
"Those girls did get kicked
out for having those pictures on
Facebook said Heath. Marijuana
also factored into the mix of the
girls being kicked out.
According to an article by
Michelle Feter of the Columbia
Missourian, University of Missouri
officials are cracking down on
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Are math whizzes more valuable
than savvy writers in the job field?
Students can be recruited by diverse employers right here at school.
Where to look for a
career after college
Technology career fair
comes to ECU
The technology job fair
was held in Minges Coliseum
last Wednesday from 10 a.m.
- 2 p.m. There were mostly con-
struction and manufacturing
companies present, but also
health care. Alside, a company
located in Kinston that manu-
factures their own windows,
provided very friendly assistance.
Ondreajoyner, human resources
manager, said, "We make the
glass, screen, everything from
National Waterworks was
another company promoted on
Wednesday. They offer both
paid summer internships and
training nationwide. Mid-south
Vice President Irving Welchons
said, "If you want to train in
North Carolina but work in
California, we can make that
happen More information can
be found at nationalwaterworks.
The second largest home-
builders in the nation, David
Weekly Homes, were also avail-
able to talk to about internships
and other future employment
positions. Their own employees
voted them into the top 100 com-
panies to work for, and they were
the only construction company
on the list. To learn more, go to
Another great company to
consider for a future career is
General Contractors, in Wash-
ington, D.C. They have had ECU
students as interns in the past
and are currently looking for
some for this summer. To apply
or just get some information, you
can go to the information session
March 1.
Larry King, an ECU alumnus,
is currently the director of sales
and operation for Barnett. They
had their first recruiting effort at
the job fair and it seemed pretty
Two ECU alumni were also
able to provide some informa-
tion about Beazer Homes. Chris
Heal and Jonathan Rooker seem
to be glad to be working for the
sixth largest homebuilders in
the country. Regional recruiting
manager Lynda Ferren said, "We
take internships and also offer
scholarships to many schools
including ECU If you are inter-
ested, visit
The students interested in
the related departments found
this job fair very beneficial.
Some were offered interviews
and internships by handing out
Jamie Mills, a senior construc-
tion management major who got
an interview with Beazer, said,
"They were very friendly and
Next time there is an oppor-
tunity like this that is of interest
to you, you should check it out.
Your chances to succeed might
be better than you think.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian. com.
( Some
students spend their college
S years peering into a microscope
s or scrutinizing graphs and for-
8 mulas. Others are more likely
to analyze dense prose or write
S insightful essays. They may
earn similar grades, but when
it omes time to look for jobs, it
often seems the students with
a knack for numbers see the
bigger payoff.
College students graduating
in 2004-05 with a math or sci-
ence-related degree are likely to
earn significantly higher starting
pay than their peers in liberal
arts disciplines, according to a
February survey by the National
Association of Colleges and
Recording to the survey,
chemical engineering students
graduating in 2005 reported
snagging job offers with an
average salary of about $53,700.
Computer science grads reported
average offers of around $51,000.
Accounting grads got offers of
about $43,000 and economics
finance majors' offers averaged
roughly $40,700.
By contrast, liberal arts grad-
uates reported average offers of
about $29,100.
This leaves scores of history,
philosophy and English majors
fuming: why do math and sci-
ence degrees seem to be more
Alan Weiss, president of
Summit Consulting Group, a
firm specializing in manage-
ment and developments, says
the reason math and science
graduates earn more out of col-
lege is a simple case of supply
and demand: "They're much
more immediately applicable in
a much smaller supply
Students earning associate
and bachelor's degrees in liberal
arts disciplines far outnumber
students studying in mathematic
or scientific fields, according to
the most recent data available
from the U.S. National Center for
Education Statistics.
Students earning associate's
degrees in liberal arts outnum-
bered electrical engineering tech-
nology graduates by a ratio of
almost 20-to-one. Of the 10 larg-
est bachelor's degree programs in
2001-02, only two math- or sci-
ence-heavy majors - biology and
accounting - made the list.
The scarcity of math and
science students often translates
into a greater demand for their
skills in the job market. A study
of the 10 majors promising the
best job outlook turned up just
two disciplines - business and
marketing - that aren't nec-
essarily quantitatively-based.
Accounting, electrical engineer-
ing, mechanical engineering,
economicsfinance, computer
science, computer engineering,
chemical engineering and infor-
mation sciences and systems
rounded out the list.
So is all hope lost for liberal
arts graduates hoping to earn big
money some day?
Absolutely not, experts say.
"As companies get bigger
and less and less cohesive
the written word becomes even
more important says Lisa
Earle McLeod, columnist and
author of Forget Perfect (Penguin
"You don't have people in
one place working together any-
more, so being able to write
concisely and directly for people
will become a more valued skill
. One-third of employees at
blue-chip companies can't write
well, and businesses are spend-
ing big money to improve their
workers' writing skills, accord-
ing to a 2004 report by the
National Commission on Writ-
ing. Employers spend up to $3.1
billion annually on remedial
training, the report said.
And although it may take
superior writers at a company a
while to distinguish themselves,
their communication skills
can eventually catapult them
to top management positions
- and top income brackets.
"The jobs that really, really
pay the best involve getting large
bodies of people to do what you
want them to do McLeod says,
pointing to TV producers and
CEOs as examples.
"And that's all communicat-
Although people with quan-
titative skills earn more up front,
Weiss says, their growth poten-
tial is more limited than for those
with verbal savvy.
"If you want to get rich at a
company, you don't go into the
financial department he says.
"You go into the sales
He says top salespeople's
high degree of assertiveness and
persuasiveness - and their strong
contribution to the company's
bottom line - can launch them
to higher salaries than even the
top executives earn.
Whether they're job seekers
or people looking to promote
their careers, gaining both quan-
titative and verbal skills can help
everyone get ahead, experts note.
"You have to diversify your-
self so you're an object of interest
for others Weiss says.
David Teten, CEO of Nitron
Advisers, a New York-based
institutional investor commu-
nity, says one-in-five people
who apply for jobs at his
company get rejected for their
poor writing skills.
SGA close to approving new constitution
April Paul speaks to the SGA.
SGA addresses Campus
Girl Scouts and ECU
Democrats, 0DK
Yesterday, the SGA did the
third and final reading of the
new SGA constitution. They
covered some of the things
that they have changed about
the constitution to make sure
everyone agreed on the
The constitution still has
to go to the executive commit-
tee, Corey King and Dr. Gary
Moore for the last two steps of
A new organization called
the Campus Girl Scouts received
$475 in funding for their organi-
zation. The money is going to be
used for recruitment, office sup-
plies, etc. The group originally
asked for $1,000.
The group is a collegiate-level
Girls Scouts group that will work
as mentors and role models for
high school and middle school
level participants. .
They have already done
various activities to help the
campus and city community.
Some examples are their efforts
to help Katrina victims and
their involvement with Diversity
There will be a blood drive
today and Wednesday, spon-
sored by the ECU Democrats
and ODK.
There is a state of the union
address coming up March 7 at 5
p.m. in Hendrix Theater.
The chancellor and vice
chancellor will speak at that
The deadline to register with
the Student Activities Center for
funding for an organization or
club is Feb. 28.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian. com
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TUESDAY February 21, 2006
Celebration of an
There will be a celebration in
honor of the late Dr. Andrew Best
in Harvey Hall-Murphy Center
Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. Best
served the needs of many citizens
in Pitt County through his medical
practice. Dr. Best earned his
medical degree from the Meharry
Medical College of Nashville,
Tenn. in 1951. He established his
medical practice in Greenville
in 1954 Dr. Best served the
humanitarian needs of the area
encouraging African American
students to enroll at ECU and by
bringing highly qualified African
American faculty and staff to
the University. In recognition of
his outstanding service to the
county and the state, Dr. Best
was awarded many honors. One
such honor was his appointment
to the University of North Carolina
Board of Governors in 1971. Dr.
Leo Jenkins served as chancellor
of ECU during that time and a
partnership was formed between
Best, Jenkins and others, to lobby
the state legislature to create
a medical school at ECU. After
much debate, the legislature
passed the bill that would create
the bill to establish the ECU
School of Medicine.
Author to give
Truth Book author Joy Castro to
lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb.
22 in Bate 1031.
Castro is the author of the
autobiographical The Truth
Book, which details her abuse
at the hands of religious zealots.
Co-sponsors: Women's Studies
Program, the Rives Chair, the
English Department and NCLR.
Live performances at
Pirate Underground
Idea of Beauty and Remember
Eden will play at the Pirate
Underground March 2 at 9 p.m.
Come out and hear these bands
perform. For more information,
contact Student Union at 328-
"Jazz at Night"
"Jazz at Night" is coming to the
Mendenhall Great Rooms March
3 at 8 p.m. Come and enjoy the
jazz music. This is a ticketed
event so please see the Central
Ticket Office for information or
call 328-4715.
Open mic night
Open mic night with free food at
the Pirate Underground at 7 p.m.
March 8. Come out and express
Sophomore Survey
ECU will conduct a sophomore
survey that will help evaluate
its institutional performance.
All campuses in the UNC
system participate. This survey
is mandatory of all selected
sophomores (45-60 credit hours;
30 hours completed at ECU) and
the records of these sophomores
will be tagged March 2 if it is not
completed. Students may check
with the registration staff at 328-
6747 to verify whether their tag
has been removed. Students
may submit a blank form if they
do not wish to take the survey
and this will also remove the tag.
Sophomore surveys can be taken
Contra Dance
The ECU Folk and Country
Dancers are sponsoring a
Contra Dance Friday, Feb. 24
at the Willis Building on First
and Reade Streets downtown.
Beginners lesson at 7:30 p.m and
contra dance from 8 -10:30 p.m.
Students, $3, FASG members, $5
and public, $8. This is a smoke-
and-alcohol-free event.
Phi Kappa Phi panel
The ECU Chapter of the Honor
Society of Phi Kappa Phi will
sponsor a panel discussion on
"What College Presidents Think
The discussion will be held on
Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the auditorium
of the Willis Building on First Street
and Reade Circle. The event will
feature discussants Dr. Richard
Eakm, former Chancellor or ECU,
and Dr. William Shelton, former
President of Eastern Michigan
University and former interim
Chancellor of ECU. Moderated by
Dr. Bob Thompson, the panel will
also include student participants
Lisa Punt and Jennifer Waters.
News Briefs
Family moms kidnapped woman
relatives, friends and co-workers.
Some are friends of friends.
Others are strangers who learned
about the Jan. 2 abduction and
disappearance of Julie Michelle
Bullard and just wanted to volunteer.
For five weekends, people have
been searching for Bullard, who is
23 and goes by her middle name.
They hope they will find more
clues. They pray they will find
her alive. "I fear the worst, and
I'm hoping for the best said
Bullard's father, Julian.
On a recent Saturday, in southern
Ham6tt County, more than 60 people
trekked along country roads around
Buffalo Lake. They navigated steep
embankments and peered into
culverts in a cold drizzle. Some rode
on horseback and others drove
muddy all-terrain vehicles.
The robber bound the other three
people with tape and put them in
separate rooms. When the others
broke free, Bullard was missing.
A few weeks later, her purse was
found on a roadside in southeastern
Cumberland County. Her parents
have appeared on CNN and Fox
News to talk about their kidnapped
daughter, and a relative has posted
a $10,000 reward.
Searchers found nothing. Here are
some of the people looking:
Brady Olive grew up with Julian
Bullard in western Harnett. They
used to ride dirt bikes and hunt in
the woods they are now searching.
Olive has a 21-year-old daughter
and a 12-year-old son. "I look at it
as if it were my daughter he said.
Olive has a smooth, youthful face
and green eyes. He is 42 and does
interior trim work on houses. On
this Saturday, he wore navy blue
overalls and a knitted orange hat. He
stepped over an occasional beer can
or fast-food wrapper along the side
of a two-lane road off N.C. 87. He
spotted a path covered in red pine
needles. "Better check this out he
said, disappearing Into the woods. In
five minutes, he was back alongside
the road. Another dead end. Bullard's
mother, Karen Riojas, said she keeps
busy making soups and desserts to
feed the crews of people searching.
She finds comfort in her faith and
believes God will reveal what
happened to her daughter.
in shooting,
caught in
Navy investigators arrested a
former Marine private who had
been missing since June when his
court-martial began on a charge
of shooting another Marine in
Frederico Pimienta,
23, of Hillside, N.J was
apprehended Wednesday in San
Fernando, Spain, about 40 min-
utes from a Navy base in Rota,
said Paul Ciccarelli, special agent
in charge of the Naval Criminal
Investigative Service's Carolina
field office.
"He was held overnight and
then we transported him by
military aircraft to Kelly Air Force
base in Texas said Ciccarelli.
"He was then turned
over to the Marine Corps Absen-
tee Collection Unit
Pimienta went missing the
day before his court-martial
was to start at Camp Lejeune.
The trial, on a charge of shoot-
ing Lance Cpl. Russell White,
19, of Dagsboro, Del while
they were in a hut at Afghan-
istan's Bagram Air Base,
continued in his absence. He
was sentenced to 12 years in
Clccarello said he also faces
unauthorized absence charges.
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on a light switch. Picking up a wallet.
Zipping a jacket. These tasks are
simple for most. But for the disabled,
they are nearly impossible. Thanks
to some special canine friends,
these tasks are once again possible.
With the assistance of three trained
servicetherapy dogs, Deborah
Viel, executive director of Lifeline
Canines of Hubert, demonstrated
that fact Tuesday during a meeting
at Carteret Community College of the
Carteret County Mayors' Committee
for Persons with Disabilities. From
flipping on a light switch, to picking
up a wallet, a videotape and money,
to zipping clothes, her dogs proved
they really can be a disabled man's
best friend. Jack Shell, a quadriplegic
who is vice chairman of the Mayor's
Committee for Persons with
Disabilities, said the dogs provide a
valuable service.
"I think It's wonderful and something
that is very much needed he said.
The dogs can do a great service
Viel, who has degrees in assistance
dog education and occupational
therapy, trains dogs to be
placed with disabled people or
professionals who work with the
disabled. She doesn't train Seeing
Eye dogs, which is another type
of assistance dog. There are two
basic types of dogs she works with:
service dogs and therapy dogs.
Service dogs are matched with a
child or adult who has a physical
disability. "The service dog
becomes an extension of the person,
enabling a more independent
lifestyle she said.
'Godfather' actor killed by bus In
NEW YORK (AP)-Richard Bright, a
character actor who appeared in
all three "Godfather" movies and
more recently on "The Sopranos
was struck and killed by a bus,
police said.
A private Academy Bus hit Bright,
68, as he crossed the street at about
6:30 p.m. Saturday in his Manhattan
neighborhood, police Detective
Bernard Gifford said. There were no
arrests as of Sunday but police said
the investigation was continuing. The
bus driver told police he was not
aware that he had hit anyone.
Bright played mob enforcer Al Neri in
the "Godfather" movies, a bodyguard
to the Corleone family patriarchs
played by Marlon Brando and Al
Pacino. He played a con artist hustling
Ali McGraw In 1972's The Getaway"
and acted in dozens of other films
such as Sergio Leone's "Once Upon
a Time in America" and "Looking for
Mr. Goodbar" and in TV shows such
as "Hill Street Blues
Plane crashes In Chicago
plane crashed Sunday afternoon onto
an expressway in suburban Chicago
while trying to make an emergency
landing, authorities said. No serious
injuries were reported, and the plane
didn't hit any vehicles on the highway,
said Illinois State Police Master Sgt.
Ted Vernon. The plane carrying a
flight instructor and a student crashed
around 12:40 p.m. on the Elgin-O'Hare
Expressway, less than a mile from
the Schaumburg Airport Vernon
said. The instructor was hospitalized
with a head wound, and
the student appeared
to walk away from the plane uninjured,
Vernon said. The plane had just taken
off from the airport when the engine
failed. The instructor first tried
to turn the plane around before
attempting to glide it down onto
the highway, Vernon said. The
Federal Aviation Administration did
not immediately return a call for
comment, but a recorded message
said the agency was investigating
the accident.
Tehran's nuclear program shifts
to Moscow
MOSCOW (AP)-The spotlight on
Tehran's nuclear program shifts
Monday to Moscow, where Iranian
officials are to hold talks on a
proposal to move their uranium
enrichment to Russia in a bid to ease
fears the Islamic republic will develop
atomic weapons. Iran said Sunday it
will consider Moscow's proposal if
certain provisions are met, giving new
hope for what is seen as an eleventh-
hour chance to avert confrontation
ahead of a crucial meeting of the U.N.
nuclear watchdog, which could start a
process leading to sanctions. "At the
moment there's only one diplomatic
door left open, and it's open a crack
said Rose Gottemoeller, director of
the Carnegie Moscow Center.
"So I think this set of talks on Monday
is very important for the future of the
diplomatic approach. "For Russia, the
talks are an opportunity to stave off
the threat of action against a country
in which It has strong interests and
to win prestige by helping find a
solution to a conflict in which it was
long seen as part of the problem.
But the price would be high for Iran,
at least in terms of pride: Giving up
enrichment efforts at home, even
temporarily, goes against its leaders'
adamant insistence on their right
to conduct the process as part
of what they insist is a peaceful
nuclear energy program. Enrichment
Is a key process that can produce
either fuel for a nuclear reactor or
material for a warhead. Iran's Foreign
Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said
Sunday that Tehran would consider
the Russian proposal on uranium
enrichment if certain provisions
were met. "If the Russian plan, with
supplementary indicators, leads to
a comprehensive proposal, then we
could say it will have Iran's interest
Mottaki said Sunday, according to
the state news agency IRNA. The
partners in the plan, the duration of
the project, location of enrichment
and consensus of all related parties
would be significant to Iran he said,
before heading to Brussels, Belgium,
where he was to meet with European
An Iranian delegation headed by
Ali Hosseinitash, deputy secretary
of the Supreme National Security
Council, was headed to Moscow for
the talks there as diplomacy heated
up ahead of a March 6 meeting
of the IAEA, which could start a
process leading to U.N. Security
Council sanctions. International
concerns over Iran escalated when
Tehran officially ended a voluntary
freeze on enrichment and related
activities last month and warned
it would abandon an agreement
allowing snap IAEA inspections after
the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency
decided this month to report it to
the Security Council, which could
impose sanctions. Analysts have said
Iran would like its scientists to have
access to the facility in Russia where
uranium would be enriched and hope
to retain the right to conduct some
part of the enrichment process at
home - issues that could become
sticking points in the talks. The first
option appears out of the question,
because a presence In a sensitive
part of the plant would defeat the
purpose of the proposal. Vladimir
Kuchincv, head of the Russian nuclear
agency's international relations
department, said the facility would
have no foreign access.
Mudslide kills almost 2,000
GUINSAUGON, Philippines (AP)-
Workers began burying victims
of a huge mudslide in a mass
grave Sunday as hopes of finding
more survivors all but evaporated.
Exhausted rescue teams dug
through unstable mud at a buried
elementary school and village hall
where hundreds were trapped inside
when a river of mud swept over the
farming village of Guinsaugon, killing
nearly all Its 1,857 people. With bodies
decomposing quickly in the tropical
heat, officials ordered the burial of 30
unidentified bodies Sunday at a
cemetery about five miles from
the wrecked village. Twenty more
bodies were to be buried there
Monday. Under a light drizzle, a
Roman Catholic priest sprinkled
holy water on the bodies, some
wrapped In bags, others in cheap
wooden coffins, then said a prayer.
Volunteers lowered the bodies to men
who placed them side by side at the
bottom of the grave. The only witnesses
were local health department officials,
the provincial governor, some of
her staff and a few other people.
Some of the few survivors
watched from the window
of a nearby Catholic school.
No one had been found alive
since Friday, when a mountainside
collapsed on Guinsaugon after
weeks of torrential rain. Officials
had said 57 survivors were pulled
from the mud Friday, but on Sunday
lowered the number to 20 without
explanation. At least 72 bodies
had been recovered, including
14 on Sunday. One resident who
escaped the slide said the
disaster began with a mild shaking
in the ground, then a loud boom
followed by a roar that sounded
like many airplanes. "I looked up to
the mountain and I saw the ground
and boulders rushing down said
Alicia Miravalles. She said she ran
across her family's rice field trying to
outrun the wall of mud and boulders. "I
thought I was dead. If the landslide did
not stop, I would really be dead now
The family's nearly 4-acre rice
farm is now a mound of rocks
and mud. "Our farm is gone.
We have no more home her husband,
Mario, said. "We can only rely
now on the government's help
Snow falls over western North Carolina
days after Raleigh and other
parts of central North Carolina
enjoyed 70 degrees and sunny
skies, winter weather returned to
the state Saturday.
At least one traffic fatality
was blamed on the weather.
In Eden, state troopers said
slushy road conditions led to
a traffic accident that killed
12-year-old Joseph Todd John-
son Jr. The boy was the only
passenger in a car driven by his
mother, who lost control of her
1999 Chevrolet before it was
struck by an oncoming Ford
pickup truck.
Trooper G. R. Strader of the
North Carolina Highway Patrol
said neither car was speeding at
the time of the accident.
"It was definitely weather-
related said Strader.
Rodney Hinson, a meteorolo-
gist with the National Weather
Service office in Greer, S.C
said areas north of Asheville
near the Tennessee border saw
anywhere from 1-3 inches of
snow Saturday, with the heaviest
accumulations in Bakersville and
Farther east, the weather
service said half an inch of snow
fell at Piedmont-Triad Interna-
tional Airport in Greensboro,
with a trace of snowfall falling at
Raleigh-Durham International.
In Raleigh, weather service
meteorologist Brandon Dunstan
said there could be more snowfall
ahead for central North Carolina,
but it was too early to tell how
much might accumulate between
late Sunday night and Monday
morning. He warned that the
ground and roadways would be
colder than they were Saturday,
potentially leading to traffic
In western North Carolina,
Sunday's forecast called for con-
tinued cold temperatures Sunday,
with highs in the lower 30s to
around 40, depending on eleva-
tion, said Hinson.
"It looks like now we have a
40 to 50 percent chance of snow
late Sunday night, and early
Monday morning looks like a
50 percent chance of snow, or
wintry mix depending on eleva-
tion Hinson said.
More snow would suit Erich
Schmidinger, night manager at
Sugar Mountain Ski Resort in
Banner Elk, just fine.
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Students that are caught violating
university codes of conduct in
their Facebook accounts.
"Anytime that I discover that
a student is violating the code of
conduct, I will send a letter and
have them meet with me for that
violation said Donnell Young,
coordinator of student conduct at
the University of Missouri.
"I think it's an invasion of
privacy said Kristen Hostetter,
senior public relations major.
"A school has no right to go
online and look up what one is
doing outside of school property
"I feel like it is kind of like
spying said Armand Von-
siatsky, junior construction
management major.
"I don't think they should
be able to go back and get you
because of a photo that was
taken four days, maybe even
a month later
Facebook has privacy options
which limits who is able to
view your profile. However,
this does not prevent
others from viewing
a persons profile through a
friend's access.
Whether or not ECU is investi-
gating avenues of inspecting Face-
book profiles is unclear. Officials
were not reached for comment.
Nevertheless, the reality of
Facebook technology being used
in other parts of the country
and even the state is evident.
Students should always be smart
about the information they
share; it could be the difference
between getting into
trouble and staying out of it.
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Our View
Stone babies:
Fact or fiction?
Fact! You might be thinking, "What the hell
is a stone baby?" It's when Medusa looks
at a pregnant woman and the fetus literally
turns to rock! Okay, not really. It is the rare
case that happens when a woman becomes
pregnant and the baby travels outside of the
uterus and attaches to some other organ
(usually the bladder) that it cannot survive off
of. Here, the child will calcify and remain solid
as stone until it is found. There have been
cases of stone babies being mistaken as
benign masses. Some have even been inside
the mother for 18 or more years without the
woman ever knowing she got pregnant
There was a case on the Discovery Health
Channel of a foreign woman having labor
pains, going to the hospital for a Caesarean
section, and leaving the hospital before
delivery because the woman next to her
died giving birth. She later thought her kid
had died inside. Where it went from there,
who knows. About 46 years later she started
having labor pains again, and her adopted
son took her to a doctor to get checked for a
tumor. Was it a tumor? No, it was her almost
half-century year-old baby. It was then, of
course, removed.
The calcified fetus was cut right down the
middle from head to toe for examination. It
was cut with difficulty, of course, since it was
almost as hard as a sentence is for Bush to
say. The insides were not quite developed
but it looked like the outer parts where,
making it even more depressing to watch.
Could it be that getting pregnant is not the
scariest thing about unsafe sex? Maybe get-
ting pregnant and not giving birth is what can
be frightening (other than incurable sexually
transmitted diseases of course, but we'll save
those for another day; at least you can get a
stone baby taken out). It is sad that the baby
does not survive, but it is a natural occurrence.
You cannot 'cause' a stone baby. If you are
counting on using the good ole' "pull and
pray" as a method of birth control, maybe you
should reconsider. If you are anything like me,
you will think every toe cramp or headache
is evidence of a stone baby for the next year,
even if you are not sexually active. Try not to
worry because it is an extremely rare occur-
rence. Usually kids that are screaming and
crying in public get people to use condoms,
but this really tops it off. If stone babies
haven't encouraged you to use them, I do
not know what else will. All I can say is have
fun avoiding a human boulder in your belly.
. And if you get labor pains when you are in
your 70s, don't say I didn't warn you!
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Pirate Rant
Opinion Columnist
Beware of Greeks bearing any gifts
The well dressed
Greek life isn't all pledges, par-
ties and pastel Polos. It is true, of
course, that those type of things
! have a prominent place on fra-
ternity row, but do independent
students and oppressive faculty
i members expect an apology, or
worse, the eradication of Greek life
on campus? Greeks are persecuted
for partaking in the same pastimes
that a majority of other college
students pursue. Just because they
do it en mass and with a (widely
under appreciated) sense of style,
doesn't mean they should be
driven from campus or reviled as
some sort of quasi-apartheid (a
correlation a former columnist
at this newspaper once drew).
Greeks are derided as being
unoriginal, clueless clones that
traipse across campus in well
funded oblivion. They are por-
trayed as arrogant, aloof and
absolutely the same. If the same
prejudices and stigmas were pro-
jected on other campus minori-
ties or social groups, terms such
as "lack of diversity" and "closed
mindedness" would be thrown
around like a Frisbee at a I rat mixer.
Greek organizations are social
entities. One of the hallmarks of any
club or guild is common interest, not
to mention similar background and
socio-economic status - birds of a
feather, if you will. That would account
for the mild (and mostly aesthetic)
similarities in Greeks. To group every
individual in Greek organizations
into one category is akin to saying
each person on campus who wears a
turban is a terrorist, or that every black
person dressed like a thug steals bikes
and robs people, which is not true.
Certainly one could point to
the staggering number of commu-
nity service and volunteer hours
that Greek organizations donate
both on and off campus each year.
Such dedication and community
involvement is conveniently over-
looked and under appreciated by
many at ECU. Fraternities regu-
larly raise thousands of dollars for
charity, and sororities perform
various outreaches and fund rais-
ers. The fact that girls may wear
$180 sunglasses when taking time
to volunteer with underprivileged
children should not diminish
their socially responsible actions
in any way. However, I will steer
away from lauding Greeks for their
countless hours of effort and work.
Why should they be praised for
giving back to the community?
Perhaps I could mention the
social networking, business con-
nections and professional oppor-
tunities afforded to those in Greek
organizations. Statistics galore
point to the positives of Greek
life. Two figures of note are that
70 percent of the people listed in
Who's Who are Greek, and that,
nationally, while less than 50 per-
cent of the regular student body
graduates, over 70 percent of Greek
members move on with degrees.
Numbers aren't everyone's thing,
(apparently over half of non-Greeks
anyway) so we'll move along.
Attempting to explain the
bonds of brotherhood or sister-
hood to uninitiated individuals
generally only elicits a rolling of
the eyes. If you have ever been
involved with organized sports or
some other group you can certainly
appreciate the fact that working
together for a common goal often
times brings teammates or group
members closer together, and that
success or completion of a task
brings about a sense of pride and
accomplishment. That is the basic
concept in pledging, and those
connections are only augmented
upon entrance into the brother or
sisterhood. But who wants to have
shared experiences and a friendship
based on mutual respect anyway?
Mentioning the individuals
involved in these organizations
brings me to the focal point of
what makes Greek life so excep-
tional. Along with preparing for
their futures, people want to have
a good time in college. Greek life
provides the most convenient,
over the top and best way to have
fun during one's time at an institu-
tion of higher education. Parties,
socials, cocktails and late nights
are a few of the opportunities to
cut loose and throw down, which
let's be honest, is many people's top
reason for joining a Greek organiza-
tion. Students want to party and
Greek life affords them a golden
opportunity to do so. Eighties hair
metal band, Poison, most concisely
captured the essence of Greek life
when they were "Looking for noth-
ing, but a good time Speaking of
bands and good times, I believe
the crowd 10,000 plus thoroughly
enjoyed themselves at last year's
Pi Kappa Phi-sponsored Reggae
on the Lake, arguably the premier
annual social event at ECU. I sup-
pose the Elementary Education
Club could sponsor such an event if
fraternities weren't around though.
People snidely comment that
by joining a Greek organization one
is, "paying for friends a statement
that is sorely misguided. Greeks,
more than anything, pay for con-
venience. Social, intramural and
study schedules are meticulously
planned so that there is always
something on offer. All one has to
do is show up at the house, bar or
sports field and it's all taken care
of. Greek life is the "Easy Button"
of the collegiate social scene.
Unfortunately, lack of sup-
port and hostility towards Greek
organizations is not limited to the
student body. Even from faculty
positions that one would expect
to be ardently pro-Greek, Greeks
receive little assistance and quite
a bit of static. Director of Greek
Life Ion Outerbridge, a widely
criticized figure in Greek circles,
recently sided against Greeks in
a campus housing matter that
was having a profoundly negative
impact on Greek organizations.
A more supportive leader in the
Greek Life office would be a boon
for Greek organizations. However,
as long as university officials who
harbor anti-Greek sentiments have
the director of Greek Life in their
back pocket, it seems unlikely
that their will be any change.
The bile and rhetoric being
hurled at Greek organizations is
unfounded and uncalled for. Many
of the most outspoken critics of the
Greek system generally have no first
hand knowledge of Greek life, only
stereotypical attitudes about enor-
mous sunglasses and Lacoste shirts.
These statements will almost
certainly be received less than
readily by a large portion of
the student body and faculty.
Sometimes though, as they say
in a song that regularly blasts
from the PA at PB's, "You gotta
fight for your right to party I
In My Opinion
(KRT) Few batted an eye
when Democratic National Chair-
man Howard Dean said Vice Pres-
ident Dick Cheney should resign,
since such personalization of
political differences has become
the way of Washington these days.
Yet, this is one of those situ-
ations in which Dean should be
careful. He might not like what
could happen if his political
rhetoric were to become reality.
After all, that would allow
George W. Bush to name a new
second-in-command, and go a long
way toward anointing the presi-
dent's potential successor in 2008.
Dean's comments reflect
the mentality of talking first
and thinking later that is all too
prevalent inside the Beltway.
Whomever Bush would pick
- unless that person at the time
immediately took themselves
out of the 2008 running - would
almost certainly become the clear
front-runner for the GOP nomi-
nation. That would potentially
avoid, or at least limit, a messy
Republican nomination fight.
Now, let's be clear here. Barring
revelations that would be shock-
ing even to the most cynical, the
chances that Cheney will resign
aren't even between slim and none.
They are none and none.
President Bush is a loyal guy,
and a lame duck at that. He needs to
curry public opinion to maximize
his leverage on Gapitol Hill for his
legislative program, but he is never
going to face the voters again He
worries little of the spillover on
himself from any Cheney problems.
Now, one might imagine
that the Democrats want the
Republicans in 2008 to have the
messiest, longest-lasting primary
process possible in order to bleed
party fundraisers dry and maxi-
mize disunity within the GOP.
Cheney is certainly a fat
target. He was never popu-
lar with the public anyway,
and of late, he has become the
subject of the day for journal-
ists and late-night comedians,
not to mention Democrats,
and even some Republicans.
But if one were to think strate-
gically, there is little gain and much
risk for the Dean team if Cheney
were to accede to his request.
Dean, apparently figuring he
needed another headline to con-
tinue the Democratic offensive
that the White House and GOP
are ethically challenged, used
an appearance on CBS' "Face the
Nation" to make his suggestion.
Referring to former Cheney
Chief of Staff "Scooter" Libby's
indictment in connection with
the disclosure of a CIA opera-
tive's identity, Dean said that
if the vice president had autho-
rized such a leak, then Cheney
should not remain in office.
"It may be that the vice presi-
dent leaked security information
in a time of war in order to dis-
credit political opponents. I don't
think the vice president has any
credibility on national security
whatsoever and I think he's in
deep trouble Dean said. "If it
turns out that Scooter Libby, who
said this week that his superiors
ordered him to leak the informa-
tion for political reasons, then
this vice president may not be
vice president very much longer.
If that's true the vice president
cannot remain in office
Now, the allegations about
Cheney authorizing the leak are
just that, but even if they were estab-
lished fact, why in the world would
Dean want Cheney out of office?
If that happened, then the next
time Cheney was involved in a hunt-
ing accident no one would care.
Seriously though, it has been
40 years since the Republicans
entered the presidential primary
process without a clear front-
runner if not presumptive nomi-
nee. This has led to relatively mild
primary campaigns and the ensu-
ing unity gets at least some credit
for the GOP winning seven of
the past 10 presidential elections.
Cheney has no presidential
ambitions and Sen. John McCain
of Arizona is probably the leader
at this point in the GOP contest
for 2008. But, his edge is a tenu-
ous one and subject to questions
about his acceptance among core
conservatives, who dominate the
GOP candidate selection process.
Why would Dean want to
give the president a chance to
strengthen the GOP hand for
2008? Who knows whom Bush
would pick - maybe McCain, or
perhaps someone more conser-
vative and relatively unknown
who might benefit consider-
ably from three years in the
public eye as vice president.
It makes me wonder if the cut-
throat mentality that has taken
over Washington these days
isn't overriding common sense.
I can't believe we had to go to school with half an inch of
icy death on the ground just waiting to kill us all!
To the person who was sitting in class the other day and
laughing about the rant about annoying people in class
and how they need to be smacked, I'm sorry to be the one
to tell you but you are one of those people. Maybe you
should think about your questions before you ask 100 of
them, and stop talking about the other kid, you are just
like him, you both need to be smacked!
The girls that live on my hall, it's not cute to run up and
down the hall and yell I'm going to get wasted
I love reading the pirate rants, but I hate reading rants
where people are asking for advice. It's the pirate rant not
the pirate advice column. Write to Dear Abby for that!
I love the snow! Why wasn't there more?
Can someone explain to me why I just saw a woman use
her food stamps for110 of soda, chips, etc.Then get in
her Lexus RX and only had to pay $7.49 for her groceries,
but 1 am in college way in debt and supporting her!
Why do all of the people who work in dining services
(dining halls, The Galley, Wright Place) have such ter-
rible attitudes? Come to work just one day with a smile
on your face, please!
Don't show up late to our English class every day and then
have the nerve to ask our professor what the topic our class
has been talking about for the past three weeKs means!
What's the point of away messages? I am currently look-
ing at my "buddy list" and checking out people's "away
messages Someone's away message on my buddy list
says "I love you It's like we're sending out messages
for everyone to read, but why?
Why do people insist on talking in class when the pro-
fessor is talking? I mean really, shut your rude little soup
suckers or go home. It's as simple as that. Now shut up
already! Do you think me rude? Also, stop clicking your
pens, tapping your feet and drumming your fingers on
your desktop! Grow up! 1 feel like first graders surround'
How much crap is it that it's snowing, we still have class
and not mention it's President's Day, a national holiday,
and we still have class.
The change from a pizza (no matter how little it is) is a
well enough tip because a pizza only cost about 75 cents to
make so we as the consumers are paying15 for something
that hardly cost anything to make. If a delivery guy wants
to complain, complain to your boss for not paying you
enough because we are paying enough for the pizza.
Why is the pizza at Destination 360 so much better than
the campus Sbarro's pizza? Shouldn't it be the other way
With the thousands of dollars this school brings in each
semester, why can't they invest in some decent toilet
paper? Is it too much to ask for some Charmin?
If you think about it who ever said that when pictures
are taken of you, we must smile. 1 mean it's not like we
walk around everyday with a huge smile on our faces.
Why do people keep referencing the Holocaust as a simi-
lar situation to slavery? Um, I'm sorry, but I don't think
slavery qualifies as blind genocide. And I'm sorry, but
if you're going to sit there and tell me that working on
a plantation was similar to the conditions at Aushwitz,
you've got another thing coming.
Frankly, I'm so sick and tired of hearing about how people
are conformists or posers, get over it. We all conform to be
part of groups. Be it by external appearances, actions or
thoughts, we all do it to mesh better with others. Some-
times we sincerely change, and other times we remain
superficial, but who cares - everyone does it to some
degree, so acting like you're the one person in the world
who doesn't do it now is crap.
1 don't care if it is on campus; it's still a stop sign! You
still have to stop!
I hope Gary McCabe is not only liberal, but a vegetar-
Come on dude, if you are going to rock out to Madonna,
at least pick a better song than that one!
Many of my friends think that something is going on
between my professor and me, but they're totally wrong
- he's happily married with kids. Sadly, I'd be okay with
it if it were true though.
To the person who said UNCW gets Kanye, why don't
we get anyone good? Well, that's because no one goes
to them. Last year we had Cassidy, maybe 20 people
in there. Year before, The Roots, maybe 50 people in
there (best concert I've ever been to btw). Year before
that Fabolous and Talib Kweli w a decent crowd but not
sold out. UNCW has had Ludacris and Petey Pablo, Dave
Chappelle and now Kanye all which have sold out
there s your answer.
Can the Pirate basketball team please play well for more
than five minutes, I think that it might be impossible!
Dowdy Student Stores offers a loan-a-book program for
faculty, staff and their families. Why not for students?
That seems ridiculously unfair, especially when faculty
and staff get free education too, plus a paycheck.
It's kind of bad when you are in an authority position
and you set the smoke alarm off in your room really
bad when the police show up and they report back to
headquarters, "It's OK, Burnt Hair
Is it really that difficult for the air to be a normal tempera-
ture at Todd? It's either 30 or 90 degrees in there In not
that hard to work a thermostat.
My roommate and I got cited for having "electrical cubes"
in our dorm room as a fire hazard. WTF mate? We only
have four outlets in our room and the fridge and micro-
wave take two of those by default! What about both of
our computers, phone, TV and alarm clock I can go
on and on
So I saw Bmkeback Mountain? It's not that big of a deal!
Everyone treats me like I'm gay by association now.
Where are allthe hippies at ECU? I know you're out there.
1 completely expect to see you sitting around a guitar sing-
ing songs about how corporate America is killing mother
earth. Where are the dreadlocks? Where's the Febreze? I
need you all to balance all the Barbie and Kens!
Anti-Greek bashers who make absurd claims that Greeks
graduate two or three years late you people do not know
anything. Some advice, doalittle bit of research before you
make such claims rather than make uneducated assump-
tions based on what you might hear from some yahoo on
campus. Fact - Greeks at ECU have higher GPAs, better
retention rates and do a great deal of more services to the
community than non-Greek students.
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TUESDAY February 21. 2006
Names in the News:
Madonna's surgery
Aging Material Girl Madonna required
a surgical tune-up after her extreme
gyrations during her opening duet with
the Gorillaz at last week's Grammy
Awards in Los Angeles.
"She had a minor procedure for a
hernia and is absolutely fine now the
singer's spokeswoman, Liz Rosenberg,
said. Madonna, 47, the mother of
two, went from the Grammys to
Cedars Sinai Medical Center for hernia
surgery, according to the New York
Post Afterward, she appeared "pale
and had no appetite a source told the
New York Post. At the LA Kabbalah
Center last Friday, Madonna 'didn't
eat anything and did not lead the
prayer after dinner, as she usually
does when she comes the observer
continued. The singer reappeared in
public Wednesday night, when she
accepted a Brit record industry award
in London as best international female
artist of the year. The hernia operation
marked her second trip to the ER in
the past year. In August she suffered
three cracked ribs, a broken collarbone
and a broken hand after falling off a
horse at her English country estate on
her birthday
Die-hard Action
Bruce Willis has come out swinging
in defense of l-made-it-up "memoirist"
James Frey. The Hollywood he-man
says he's a big fan of the A Million
Little Pieces author-turned-literary-
pariah. He directs his ire instead at
former Frey booster Oprah Winfrey
and the scribes at Entertainment
Weekly and celeb gossip magazines.
"Look at what happened to James Frey
in the last two weeks Willis rants to
iFMagazine. That's a great book and
so is the follow-up book (My Friend
Leonard)' Willis blames the publisher
for labeling the books memoirs. They
are, he says, "well-written and great
work(s) of fiction
Oprah, he charges, "sucker-punched"
Frey just to grind her own ax. "Hey,
Oprah Willis bristles. "You had
('resident Clinton on your show, and
if this (guy) didn't lie about a couple of
things. I'm going to set myself on fire
right now. James Frey is a writer, OK?
He can write whatever he wants. It's
fiction, and it's just shameful how he
was treated
Jazztest, post Katrina
After financial hardships and storm
and flood damage to their site, the
producers of the New Orleans Jazz
and Heritage Festival announced the
festival's post-Katrina return over two
weekends in late April and early May.
Contrary to organizers' initial fears
after the hurricane, the festival known
as Jazzfest will be barely diminished,
offering both big-name acts and even
more local musicians. Artists will
include Buckwheat Zydeco, Jimmy
Buffett, Fats Domino, Bob Dylan, the
Dave Matthews Band, the Meters,
Allen Toussaint with Elvis Costello
and Keith Urban. The festival will run
over two weekends, April 28 - 30 and
May 5 - 7.
Monkey business
For the first time in nearly two years,
a soundtrack took the top slot on the
nation's album charts Jack Johnson's
Sing-a-Longs and Lullabies for the
Film Curious George sold 163,000
copies to enter Billboard at No. 1,
according to Nielsen SoundScan.
George knocks out Barry Manilow,
who falls to third place behind Mary
J Blige and ahead of Andrea Bocelli.
Dem Franchize Boyz's On Top of Our
Game enters at No. 5 with 106,000
copies, followed by II Divo. Mariah
Carey and Kelly Clarkson, each
enjoying substantial Grammy boosts,
are next. Eminem and Jamie Foxx
close out the top 10.
Local Concerts:
INXS and special guest Marty Casey &
The Lovehamers will be performing at
Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte Tuesday,
Feb. 21.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and
special guests Elefant will be at the
Cat's Cradle in Carrboro Wednesday.
Feb. 22.
The Kelly Bell Band will be performing
at Dr. Unks in Greenville Saturday, Feb.
OAR will be performing at Ovens
Auditorium in Charlotte Saturday,
Feb. 25.
Carbon Leaf will be performing at
ECU Saturday, March 4.
The Take Action Tour featuring
Matchbook Romance, The Early
November, Silverstein, Paramore and
Amber Pacific will come to Myrtle
Beach, S.C. Tuesday, March 7.
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah will be
at the Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, N.C.
Thursday, March 9.
Jerry Seinfeld will be performing at the
Progress Energy Center for Performing
Arts in Raleigh Friday. March 10.
Unforgettable: The Nat King Cole story
Unforgettable One-Man
Monroe Kent III stars as Nat King Cole in Unforgettable.
Valentine's Day is over, and
there are only a few more weeks
until spring break. If you are
tired and would
like a break from
the day in and
day out events of
your life, the S.
Rudolph Alexan-
der Performing
Arts Series has a
show for you.
The Nat King Cole
Story, a one-man
play about the
amazing life of
the legendary
Nat King Cole,
will be presented
Saturday, Feb. 25.
The production
will be held in
the Wright Audi-
torium at ECU at
8 p.m.
The "one-man Monroe
Kent III, has starred in London's
Five Guys Named Moe, Hey, Mr.
Producer, U.S. tours of Ain't Mis-
behavin and Dreamgirls. The show
portrays the life of a beloved star
who crossed into new territories
with his music, with Kent as
Nat King Cole.
Not as much biographical as
It is a tribute, this production
traces the humble life of Cole,
reproducing the jazz music that
made him a legend. Cole was the
first African-American performer
to star in his
"Backed by a
delicious trio,
Monroe Kent III
is a consummate
performer and will
make you feel for two
solid hours that Nat
Cole is back - and
magnificent as ever
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Christina Rykala was among students from various schools around the country that competed at ECU.
What kind of tournament
is this?
Say what you will about
bowling, billiards and card
games, but never say that they
aren't competitive outings.
Don't say that bowlers don't
have to be athletic to be able to
do what they love. This simply
isn't the case as evidenced by
the simple fact that my arms
feel like jello after two games.
The Association of College
Unions International tournament
began Friday at 7 p.m. with the
opening ceremony, which pro-
ceeded to meetings for the vari-
ous events and their participants.
Afterward, the billiards competi-
tions began. These were double
elimination tournaments and,
therefore, wins were intensely
contested by all members.
The optional no-tap tourna-
ments began for bowlers trying
to get an early warm-up round
Although this was
optional, prizes were awarded
to the highest game winners
and total overall series winners.
Drawings were also held here
and redeemed in the form of gift
certificates, T-shirts and stress
relievers from local businesses.
There was a Texas no limit
hold'em tournament as well as
table tennis, racquetball, Dance
Dance Revolution and the new
addition to the games, poetry slam
events. Spades, air hockey, table
soccer, chess, dominoes and darts
competitions were also featured.
To see what the games
actually entailed, I followed
a participant around the
weekend's planned festivities.
Christina Rykala, a junior sci-
ence education major at ECU,
participated in the bowling tour-
nament. She also is an avid bowler
at ECU and has participated in
many school-sponsored events.
When asked what she
thought of the games overall
she replied, "I am very excited
to be doing this and look-
ing forward to the challenge
of competing against others
from around the Southeast
Rykala also remarked,
"There weren't many female
bowlers at the competi-
tion this year as opposed to
last year's at Virginia Tech
If I had to guess, I would
imagine that the disorganized
appearance of everything
had something to do with it.
Bowlers weren't quite sure of
the actual lane assignments
due to changes being made
at least once for some and
maybe a few times for others.
Also, Saturday's female
bowlers were told to begin
at 8 a.m but instead they
began at 9 a.m. Not to men-
tion, there was little to no
advertising about the events
outside of TEC (shameless plug).
The people directing
the activities in the bowl-
ing section did their best,
but were still disorganized
and relatively confused. All
was well though, and
everything went off with
few minor hitches.
"I felt good about my per-
formance overall, but I could
have done better Rykala
said when asked about her
performance. From what
I saw in the bowling events,
our participants represented
ECU very well. Hopefully
everyone had a great time
as Rykala did during the
weekend and everyone will try
to participate in next year's
This writer can be contacted at
ANTH 2200: Have global understanding
Anthropology class offers
something new

One of the many joys of leav-
ing high school and entering
college is that students have the
choice of taking classes they not
only need in order to receive their
degree, but they also want to
take because of
personal inter-
ests. Cultural
is one of those
classes, because
students not
only learn about
other cultures
from around the
world, they inter-
act with them.
Each section
of Introduc-
tion to Cultural
(ANTH 2200)
has a maximum
of 14 students to ensure that
each of them have a pal they can
be matched up with from other
countries. Also, each section
links with three different uni-
versities in three different coun-
tries throughout the semester.
ECU links to about 12 dif-
ferent countries throughout the
Being able to connect and
interact with students from other
cultures is not only interesting,
but it is also useful knowledge
that students can use in their
everyday and academic lives.
"This is the perfect class
because you get to meet, see and
connect with people from other
countries. Students get the oppor-
tunity to learn in a first-hand
way, they learn directly from stu-
dents in another country said
Patricia Dunn,
professor of
health educa-
tion and vol-
unteer for ECU
The cata-
log describes
this class as
learning about
the "nature
of human
culture and
emphasis on
concepts and
methods of
study of human societies
An objective of the course
includes offering students
the opportunity to under-
stand, explore and appreciate
the nature of human diversity
and globalization by providing a
direct international experience
in a virtual collaborative learning
environment with students and
faculty from other countries.
Class: ANTH 2200-lntrorJuctlon to
Cultural Anthropology
Pros: Interacting with people from
other cultures,
Interesting atmosphere
Gaining understanding and
appreciation for other
Cons: Early morning class (8 a.m.)
A few technical difficulties
once in a while
ECU students communicating with other students internationally.
"The goal of the class is for
students to leave with not only
an understanding, but also an
appreciation for people in other
cultures than their own by
becoming aware of similarities
and differences between cul-
tures Dunn said.
Throughout the course, stu-
dents learn how to apply skills
for cross-cultural research and
analysis. Students are given the
opportunity to interact with,
understand and learn from
peoples of other cultures.
"I like that we are able to
talk to people from all over the
world, and we don't even have
to be in that particular country
said Natasha Koonce, junior
psychology major.
After attending
a section of this class, I would
highly recommend it to
anyone who is interested in
learning more about other cul-
tures or anyone who intends
to work in close proximity to
the public after graduating.
Being able to interact
with students from around
the world via Web streaming
really opened my eyes to how
different and yet similar we are
to the rest of the world.
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grows at ECU
Helping the mentally ill
own national
television pro-
gram, and this
proves why a
musical spark
died out when
Nat King Cole
passed away.
panied by a
sparkling trio,
Kent performs
20 of Cole's
hits with clar-
ity and respect,
including the
title song
Mona Lisa
Too Young
"Let There Be
Love "Route 66" and "Stardust
The Albany, New York Metro-
land writes, "The great tunes of
Unforgettable are all tied together
see COLE page A5
The National Alliance on
Mental Illness (NAMI) has
expanded on campus since its
foundation last year. NAMI
continues to offer support for
students, family and friends
of people with mental illness.
This education and advocacy
group is making its mark and
providing much needed help to
this university.
NAMI encourages students
and those just wanting informa-
tion to help a loved one to come to
their monthly meetings. Informa-
tion discussed in the open meet-
ings will be kept confidential.
At every meeting, there are
expert speakers in certain areas
of mental health. In the past
they've included speakers on
bipolar disorder, nutrition and
mental health, and drug abuse
and alcohol.
This grass roots organization
has already helped a number
of students. Recently, NAMI
supported the family of one of
its members after an acciden-
tal death. NAMI is committed
see NAMI page A5
Sports and
Fitness Day
Now is the time: Participate
in SRC activities
ECU offers numerous oppor-
tunities for students to explore
new activities. The Student
Recreational Center provides
these possibilities through their
equipment, sports and programs.
Wednesday, Feb. 22, the
Department of Recreational
Services is sponsoring National
Recreational Sports and Fit-
ness Day through a variety of
activities designed to promote
the benefits of participation in
recreational sports.
National Intramural Rec-
reational Sports Association
(NIRSA) passed a decree in April
1999 to encourage an annual
national celebration on its found-
ing date, Feb. 22, 1950.
These festivities also serve as
a tribute to representatives of 11
historically black colleges who
initially met at Dillard University
in New Orleans to form the Intra-
mural Association, NIRSA's pre-
decessor. NIRSA is composed of
more than 4,000 individual and
institutional members including
military bases and correctional
The SRC is offering a free
body fat testing and a Winter
Black Power Jam workout for
the fitness aspect of the day. For
adventure, they will be featuring
a kayak roll session at the indoor
pool, climbing workshop and
an overnight campout on the
There will also be a treasure
hunt inside of the SRC and a
goal-setting workshop. These fes-
tivities are available to students
and members. Every member can
have one guest free and lunch
will be provided. The activities
are from 12.05 -11 p.m. For more
information regarding these
events or to ask other questions
related to Recreational Services,
contact 328-6387 or visit room
128 in the SRC.
This writer can be contacted at

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and dedicated to helping its
members in their time of need.
Olivia Murray and Carlos
Murray are the advisors and
founders of this organization, and
their phone lines are always open
to the public and those wanting
more information on NAMI.
NAMI's president Erick
Smithwick has made it clear
that there's a need for this
organization on campus and
that its involvement at ECU
will continue to strengthen.
NAMI is concerned with
lowering suicides on campus and
offers support, education and
advocacy for its members, who
are primarily students suffering
from mental illness or students
with family or friends who suffer
from mental illness.
NAMI caters to all mental
illnesses, not just the larger more
well known ones like bipolar
disorder. They have information
and support for illnesses rang-
ing from borderline personality
disorder to anorexia.
NAMI is a grassroots organi-
zation, but does accept financial
contributions from members,
businesses and organizations
wanting to help.
The members of NAMI have
a few things in store for this
semester other than wonderful
and knowledgeable speakers at
their monthly meetings.
They are looking forward
to participating in more on-
campus events with an upcom-
ing bake sale. NAMI will be
traveling to the Spring State
NAMI Convention held
in Raleigh, N.C. this April.
This year, NAMI ECU will
again be honored and remem-
bered for being the first and the
only NAMI on a North Caro-
lina State University Campus.
NAMI's main goal is to start
its own mental health library.
This library would serve as
a research facility and place to
get literature to help educate
students and members on mental
illnesses. NAMI ECU would also
like to attend the National NAMI
Convention, in which all the
NAMI organizations nationwide
come together.
"The earnestness of a dedi-
cated minority, be it individual
or group, can have profound
effects. In the case of NAMI ECU,
which is only one and a half
years old, the effects for good and
reduction of mental illness have
already been profound said Pitt
County Mental Health Director
Debbie Dihoff.
This writer can be contacted at
Cranberries against tooth decay
Cranberries contain a chemical that protects teeth from decay,
but unfortunately cranberry beverages are usually high in sugar.
Prevents bacteria
from clinging to
teeth, where they
form damaging
plaque deposits
Blocks bacterial
enzymes that
encourage plaque
Unforgettable: The Nat King Cole
Story will be performed in Wright
Auditorium Feb. 25 at 8 p.m.
with anecdotes and vignettes that
engage the audience as strongly
as the melodies please them
Carol Woodruff, director of
the cultural arts program at ECU,
said in a prior interview that this
production is something they
have been looking forward to and
are excited to bring a combina-
tion of acting, comedy and great
music to Greenville.
Unforgettable: The Nat King
Cole Story has been performed in
London and throughout the UK,
as well as in Japan and the Far East.
Individual tickets and group
tickets for Unforgettable: The Nat
King Cole Story are now available.
Individual tickets are $10 for ECU
students, $15 for youth, $29 for
ECU faculty and staff and $30
for the public.
Groups of 15 or more may
purchase tickets at the following
rates: $9 for ECU students, $14
for youth, $28 for ECU faculty
and staff and $29 for the public.
Groups are awarded one extra
ticket for every 20 people.
To purchase tickets, or for
more information, visit the
Central Ticket Office, located on
the main floor of Mendenhall
Student Center, or call 252-328-
4788. The Central Ticket Office
is open Monday - Friday from 9
a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday and
Sunday from 1 - 5 p.m. Addi-
tional information is available
online at
Celebrate Black History Month and enjoy
the most electrifying step show around.
Tuesday, February 21st
9PM Wright Auditorium

Page A6 252.328.6366 TONY ZOPPO Sports Editor BRANDON HUGHES Assistant Sports Editor
TUESDAY February 21, 2006
Sports Briefs
Sportscaster great Curt Gowdy
(Mm at 86
Curt Gowdy, one of the signature
voices of sports for a generation and
a longtime broadcaster for the Boston
Red Sox, died Monday at 86. He died
in Palm Beach after a long battle with
leukemia, Red Sox spokeswoman
Pam Ganley said. Gowdy made his
broadcasting debut in 1944 and
went on to call the first Super Bowl
in 1967 as well as 13 World Series
and 16 All-Star games. He also
called the famous "Heidi game in
1968. In 1951 Gowdy became the
main play-by-play voice on the Red
Sox broadcast team. He left the Red
Sox In 1966 for a 10-year stint as
"Game of the Week" announcer for
NBC. He was also the longtime host
of the "American Sportsman" series.
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig
called Gowdy 'one of the legendary
broadcasters of our game In his
1960 essay "Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu
published in The New Yorker, John
Updike said Gowdy sounded like
"everybody's brother-in-law The
award-winning broadcaster began
his career In Cheyenne, Wyo in
1944 standing on a milk crate, giving
a football play-by-play in subzero
temperatures. By 1949 he was calling
games for the New York Yankees,
and two years later he began calling
games for the Red Sox. Gowdy
has been honored with dozens of
awards. He was inducted Into the
broadcast wing of the Baseball Hall
of Fame in 1984 and the American
Sportscaster's Hall of Fame in 1985.
The Curt Gowdy State Park was
established in Wyoming in 1971.
Bobcats' Felton hurt In car
Charlotte Bobcats guard
Raymond Felton was slightly injured
in a car accident, and his status for
an upcoming six-game road trip
is unclear. He was vacationing in
Myrtle Beach, S.C Sunday when
his car was rear-ended at a red light,
the team said Monday. He sustained
whiplash and complained of a
sore back. Lori Boggs, 24, of Myrtle
Beach, was charged with driving
while impaired, Myrtle Beach Police
Capt. David Knipes said. Felton,
the fifth overall pick out of North
Carolina in the NBA draft, returned
to Charlotte for further evaluation.
The Bobcats play Tuesday night in
Denver. In 53 games this season,
Felton has averaged 9.4 points and
4.5 assists in 26 minutes.
Redlck, Hansbrough win
conference honors after breaking
For the second-straight week,
J.J. Redick of Duke and Tyler
Hansbrough of North Carolina have
won weekly honors from the Atlantic
Coast Conference. Redick averaged
31.5 points and 3.5 points in wins
against Wake Forest and Miami to
earn the player of the week award for
the sixth time this season. He scored
30 points Sunday in a 92-71 win
against Miami to supplant Johnny
Dawkins as Duke's all-time leading
scorer and now trails only Dickie
Hemric of Wake Forest for the ACC
career scoring record. Hemric had
2,587 points for the Demon Deacons
from 1952-1955. Hansbrough also
had a record-breaking week, scoring
40 points in an 82-75 win against
Georgia Tech on Wednesday to set
the ACC single-game scoring record
for freshman. He had 17 points and
six rebounds Sunday in an 83-72
win against Wake Forest. Redick,
a senior guard, has won 11 player
of the week awards and needs one
more to tie former North Carolina
standout Antawn Jamison for the
conference record. Hansbrough has
been named rookie of the week eight
times, trailing only Kenny Anderson
of Georgia Tech, who won the honor
10 times.
Report: Ricky Williams tests
positive again
The Miami Herald Web site
reports that Dolphins running back
Ricky Williams tested positive for
drug use. If It's true, Williams faces
at least a one-year suspension from
the NFL The Herald reports that two
sources confirmed a story by Denver
TV station that Williams failed the
test, though the substance was not
Identified. This would be Williams'
fourth violation. He tested positive
for marijuana use three previous
times. The Herald report says that
Dolphins spokesman Harvey Greene
declined comment Sunday evening.
Williams can appeal a violation to
the league and had made it through
the season despite being tested
10 times a month. If the violation
remains, Williams would be banned
from the league for 12 months from
the time of the violation before he
could apply for reinstatement to
the NFL, meaning he would miss
all of the 2006 season. Williams
was scheduled to earn the league
minimum of $560,000 next season
and for an option year In 2007. If
Williams is suspended, he remains
property of the Dolphins and his
contract will not run out while he Is
serving the suspension.
Pirates win series against Cougars
The Diamond Bucs took the first two games of the series from the Cougars before falling Sunday.
ECU will prepare for the Keith Leclair Invitational this weekend.
ECU outlasts Marshall 63-59 for
second Conference USA win
ECU split their season matchups with Marshall, losing on the road but winning in Minges.
Pirates perfect from free-throw line
No national media writers wrestled for seats on
press row. No NBA scouts ventured to Greenville in
search of lottery picks. Not even a single highlight
grazed the cutting room floor on the ESPN studios.
Despite the lack of fanfare, ECU and Marshall enter-
tained 5,151 fans huddled inside Williams Arena at
Minges Coliseum Saturday night.
A couple of timely Pirate free throws and a
snazzy coaching move led to ECU's 63-59 survival.
The Pirates' (8-16,2-9 C-USA) win moved them into
a tie with Southern Miss for 11th in the conference
With less than a minute remaining in the
second-half, the Pirates seemed poised for yet
another late-game collapse. Marshall guard Joe
see BASKETBALL page A7
Bucs improve to 4-2 on
the season
Just two outs away from a
sweep of Southern Conference
champion College of Charleston,
ECU coughed up five runs in
the top of the ninth, falling to
the Cougars in game three 11-8.
Four of the five runs scored in
the final frame were unearned
after an error by freshman second
baseman Ryan Wood began the
The Diamond Bucs carried an
8-6 lead heading to the ninth, but
Charleston took advantage of the
error by Wood, following that
with four hits and five runs to
seize control of the contest.
"We certainly had a golden
opportunity with a two-run lead
going into the ninth said ECU
coach Billy Godwin.
"I've been in this long enough
and I know things like that
happen. We have to learn from
our mistakes and come out the
next time with a little bit better
sense of urgency
Instead of going to the bull-
pen, Godwin opted to stay with
Chris Powell, who entered the
game in the fifth inning in relief
of Brody Taylor. Powell, who had
been brilliant for 3.1 innings,
quickly ran into trouble in the
With one out and a runner
on first, Powell surrendered a
single to Cougar catcher Alex
Garabedian and then walked Jess
Easterling to load the bases.
Freshman Josh Dowdy
relieved Powell, but things didn't
get any better. Dowdy gave up a
two RBI single to Michael Har-
rington that tied the ballgame at
eight. After recording the second
out and running the count on
Phillip Coker to 1-2, the Pirates
looked like they would get out
of the inning. Coker dismissed
that notion, doubling down the
left field line to plate two more
Cougar runs. Coker later scored
on shortstop Oliver Marmol's
double, pushing the lead to
ECU went down quietly in
the bottom of the ninth to end
the game.
"If we can win every series
this year, then we'll have a good
year Godwin said.
"I am pleased with that. The
competitiveness inside of me is
disappointed that we were on
the verge (of a sweep), but that
didn't happen
The Pirates opened the series
Friday behind another strong
performance from T.J. Hose, as
they cruised to a 5-0 victory.
The sophomore hurler tossed
six impressive innings, scattering
seven hits while striking out six.
Jason Neitz and Dowdy combined
to pitch the last three innings
and preserve the shutout.
"Right now they seem to be
doing a great job of locating in
high-percentage areas Godwin
"We've talked a lot about
that, that they've done a great
job of executing
ECU got on the board in the
bottom of the second. Ryan Tou-
sley singled to begin the inning
and eventually moved to third
on a sacrifice bunt from Stephen
Batts. He then scored on Jake
Dean's fielder's choice groundout
to give the Pirates a 1-0 lead.
The Diamond Bucs scored
twice more in the fifth to push
the lead to 3-0. Batt doubled to
begin the inning and was then
plated on Drew Schieber's single
to right. Jay Mattox later drove
Schieber in with a single to left.
Tousley led off the eighth
inning with his first career home
run. Harrison Eldridge later
scored on a single from Dean to
produce the 5-0 final.
"Timely hitting was close
today Godwin said.
"We were able to get out to a
lead and play a little small ball
and tack on to it. 1 was real proud
of our players
Dale Mollenhauer, Dean,
Mattox and Tousley all had two
hits on the day for the Bucs.
Dustin Sasser had to pitch
through snow and sleet last
weekend against Maryland, and
the lefty had to fight the ele-
ments again Saturday, pitching
the Pirates to a 4-2 victory over
the Cougars.
see BASEBALL page A7
ECU slaughters UNC-W
in weekend games
The SCU lc Hockey team took on UNC-Wilmington last
mti and skated circles around the Seahawks, combining
for 9 goals m two games, winning both 14-4 and 15-1. Mike
Ormsbee notched eight total goals In the two-game series.
including six in the first match-up as he scored the first
five goals Friday. Tyler Falcon contributed to the onslaught,
knotting four total goals, including a hat trick in Saturday's
Ormsbee finished the weekend with 10 points while
Falcon finished with eight. The Pirates finish the season 12-
6 in their first year of action and will play in the Blue Ridge
Hockey Conference Tournament this weekend. The Pirates
will ravel to the Wilmington Ice House in Wilmington, N.C.
for the tournament and will play a near full squad. The only
question mark Is senior Jairus Dolfl, who took a slash to his
left Wrist this past weekend and is day-to-day. The Pirates will
start the tournament this Friday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m. against
VMI, Tfdkets are $3 for non-students and $2 for students with
a vatiifD. Weekend passes are also available and are $10 for
non-students and $7 for students.
Lady Pirates split
weekend road trip
Freshman Young scores
career-high 25 points,
repeats next night
This past weekend, the Lady
Pirates basketball team went on
a two-game road trip with the
hope of upping their seed in
the upcoming Conference USA
tournament, not to mention their
spot in the standings. However,
neither game ended on simple
terms as both were decided in
ECU (15-10, 7-7) traveled to
El-Paso Friday to take on UTEP
(14-12, 6-8), a team in the midst
of a four-game home stand.
see PIRATES page A8

Attention ECU Sophomores
If you have earned 45-60 hours and at least 30 of them were
completed at ECU (not counting Math 0001 or 0045),
you are required to respond to the
Sophomore Survey
before you can pre-register for either
Summer or Fall 2006 courses.
If your earned credit hours fall within these limits you will receive a
message at your ECU Exchange email address asking you to participate
in the survey, and your record will be "tagged" so that you cannot register
until you have responded to it. If you do not receive the email notice, it
means that the survey and registration restriction does not apply to you.
When you are taking the survey, as soon as you submit your responses
the "tag" will be removed from your record so that you can pre-register.
Registration staff can verify that your responses were received and that the
tag was removed.
Note: Although we really want your feedback to the survey questions,
you may choose to opt out by submitting a blank form. Opting out will
also remove the sophomore survey tag that would prevent you from
The survey period is March 2 - April 24. During that period you can
complete the survey by going to the ECU "One-Stop" web site, entering
your ECU Exchange email userid and password to sign on, and clicking on
"Sophomore Survey" in the box labeled "Surveys You can also access the
"One-Stop" from:
Mendenhall Computer Lab, Wright Place Cafeteria, the Austin Building,
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Basketball ;h
Miles had just drained his fifth 3-pointer with 46
seconds to pull the margin to 59-58.
ECU junior guard Courtney Captain converted
two free throws following a Marshall foul on a
drive to the basket. Up 61-58, Pirate Head Coach
Ricky Stokes decided to weigh in one of coaches'
most heated topics.
"I have not been a big proponent of fouling
up by three said Stokes.
"But I give assistant coach Ferguson a big
credit for doing that. You know, it was time to try
it and tonight it worked
Miles converted the first free-throw with 1.7
seconds remaining before intentionally missing
the second. The sophomore guard chucked the ball
against the backboard, but missed the rim giving
ECU possession. Two more Captain free throws
sealed the game.
"It feels good to finally win a close one said
ECU guard Sam Hinnant.
"Just about all of our conference games have
been close and it seemed like we just couldn't finish.
This game, we executed down the stretch
Corey Rouse notched a game-high 20 points
on 8-of-ll shooting. The conference's lead-
ing rebounder also tallied a game-high 14
boards. During the last five minutes, Rouse
converted two different old-fashioned three-point
plays boosting ECU'S lead to four both times.
"It's almost over for me said Rouse, who
posted his 14th double-double of the season.
"I'm just doing as much as I can for us to
Hinnant and Captain notched 13 points apiece.
An injured Jeremy Ingram willed in nine points
while Tyronne Beale contributed six. The Pirates
were perfect on all 14 free throw attempts setting
an ECU single-game record for most free throws
without a miss.
Miles led Marshall (10-14, 3-8, C-USA) with 19
points while all-conference candidate Mark Patton
added 14 points and 10 boards. Patton, who fin-
ished with 17 points in the 72-66 Marshall win on
Feb. 1, struggled against the quicker Rouse.
"1 think Patton finessed it tonight said Mar-
shall Head Coach Ron Jirsa.
"I really think he needed to go strong to the
basket. It's still a learning process - no matter if
you're a senior or it's your last game, and I hope
we learn from that
With the Thundering Herd holding a 21-19
advantage, a Rouse reverse layup ignited a 14-0
Pirate run, which included a trey with three sec-
onds left by Ingram giving ECU a 33-21 halftime
Despite pushing the lead to 15 points
early in the second-half, the Thundering Herd
came storming back. With ECU up 40-31,
Marshall reeled off 13 consecutive points,
including consecutive 3s by Miles, Mark Dorris
and Tre Whitted, to grab a 44-40 advantage at the
10:58 mark.
"I'm pleased in the way and fashion they were
able to win Stokes said in reference to his players.
"We're up, we got behind. This team hasn't
quit all year long so it was nice to see them fight
through some things
The Pirates return to action Wednesday, still in
search of their first conference road win. ECU will
take on UCF at 7:30 p.m a team they previously
lost to 64-59 on Jan. 25.
This writer can be contacted at
sports@theeastcarolinian. com.
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The southpaw was the hard
luck loser against Maryland in
game two last weekend, where
he pitched seven outstanding
innings, only to see his offense
put up goose eggs. He turned in
a similar performance against
Charleston Saturday, but this
time he had the Pirate bats back-
ing him.
Sasser went five innings and
surrendered just one earned
Sasser and Hose have com-
bined for a 3-1 record this season.
Both have pitched 12 innings
and have an identical ERA of
ECU took an early 3-0 lead
after one inning of play. Mol-
lenhauer, who led off the inning
with a bunt single, scored on a
sacrifice fly from Jake Smith to
open the scoring. Later, with
the bases loaded, Batts singled
to plate Adam Witter and Mattox
for the second and third runs of
the inning.
The Cougars scored runs in
the fifth and sixth innings to cut
the lead to 3-2, but ECU tacked
on a run in the eighth to close
the scoring.
The Pirates are now 4-2 on
the season. ECU returns to action
Tuesday as they face ACC rival
Duke in a midweek game. First
pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m. The
Diamond Bucs will then gear
up for the Keith LeClair classic
coming up this Friday.
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Just last week, the Lady Pirates
were engaged in a triple overtime
battle with UAB. That contest
ended with the Blazers coming
out on top by just two points.
Friday's game saw a similar
conclusion; however, it ended on
slightly different terms.
The Lady Pirates and Miners
went back and forth throughout
the first half; the teams traded
the lead nine times before UTEP
pulled ahead at around the five
Entering the half with the
score 33-22 in favor of UTEP,
both teams were playing similar
basketball except the Lady Pirates
were hurt by a sub-par 31 percent
FG percentage.
It wasn't until the 10 minute-
mark that the Lady Pirates pulled
back in to striking distance.
Down 47-37 with 11:31
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on a three to cut the Miner
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five seconds later. Jasmine
Young sank one of her six
3-pointers to get the Pirates
within four.
Things were looking up from
this point for the Lady Pirates,
but that would prove to not
be the case. UTEP maintained
its lead up until the closing
seconds of the game, but Young
put on arguably one of the most
memorable performances in ECU
athletics history.
With a meres19 seconds left
on the game clock, ECU was
down 63-57. Probably no one in
the Don Haskins Center thought
they'd see what they did.
It began with Young con-
necting on her fourth three
of the night, getting the Lady
Pirates within three. After a
30 second timeout called
by ECU Head Coach Sharon
Baldwin-Tener, followed by a free
throw as a result of a Downey
foul, the Pirates were down 64-
60 with 12 seconds left on the
Young again hit a three to
put ECU down by only one.
She then fouled Miner-forward
Whitney Thornton, who con-
verted both free throws to make
the score 66-63 with four seconds
on the clock.
Then, you guessed it - Young
spotted up from behind the arc
and hit her third straight three as
time expired to send the game in
to overtime.
All this in only 19 seconds.
Overtime saw ECU take an
early lead and never look back.
Pirate center Cherie Mills con-
verted a couple jumpers to add
to her 13 points on the night and
Young, along with freshman Jes-
sica Slack, made key free throws
to seal the 77-72 win.
Jasmine Young's six 3-point-
ers were only a part of her career-
high 25 points. She contributed
seven assists as well.
She wasn't done yet.
Two nights later, ECU trav-
eled to "The Big Easy" to take on
Tulane (13-10, 7-7).
The Lady Pirates held on
to the lead for most of the first
half, however it proved to not
be enough of a lead. The Green
Wave made a late-half surge to tie
the game at 33 at intermission.
The second half remained
close with both teams pulling
away at points only to see the
other catch back up. Half way
through, Tulane grabbed a nine-
point lead and held on to it for
quite some time.
With only 2:55 remain-
ing in regulation, ECU tied the
score at 61. However, Tulane
regained a small lead and
was up by two with merely sec-
onds left on the clock.
With only a single second
remaining, Mills converted a
pivotal lay-up to send the Lady
Pirates in to their third-straight
Sunday's overtime didn't
finish like Friday's, though.
Although the Lady Pirates led or
were tied for most of the overtime
period, the Green Wave pulled
ahead in the final minute to seal
the win.
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After two made free throws
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It wasn't to be, as Jessica Slack
could not convert her three,
ending the game.
Young finished with a dupli-
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in the losing effort. Three other
Pirates reached double figures
in points.
The win over UTEP sealed
the first winning season for the
Lady Pirates since the 2000-01
This weekend, the Lady Pirates
will finish out the regular season
at home. Southern Miss (12-13,
9-5) will visit Minges Coliseum
Friday night and UCF (6-19,4-10)
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