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THE EAST CAROLINIAN
volume 81 Number 50
WEDNESDAY February 22, 2006
Kou Science Career Fair a success
can rent?
Textbook prices pack a punch.
Online company
provides innovative way
to get textbooks
ELISA BIZZOTTO
STAFF WRITER
BookRenter.com, a new
online company which just
launched this past fall, is
aiming to offer students a more
convenient solution to pur-
chasing their textbooks. The
company is offering to take
the aggravation out of buying
textbooks through encourag-
ing students to rent them. They
promise the advantages that
come with buying a textbook
while at the same time provide
inexpensive rates and hassle-free
policies.
Colin Barceloux, president
of BookRenter.com, sympathizes
with students maintaining that
he and his colleagues were once
students themselves and faced
the same disadvantages and
consistent frustrations that come
with buying textbooks. They
understand the process in which
students dish out hundreds of
dollars to buy textbooks only
to receive the bare minimum
in return. That is why they are
proposing the idea of textbook
rental.
The terms that accompany
this rental approach are fairly
simple. Essentially there is a
three-step process once one is
registered with the company,
including choosing the desired
text or texts, selecting a rental
period and ultimately returning
the books free of charge.
Because the company strives
to meet the needs of each indi-
vidual student, they offer six dif-
ferent rental periods or durations
in which students have access to
the rented text. Therefore, the
company is available to students
who attend both schools that
function by semesters as well as
quarters.
Barceloux explained that
while the company does not
plan to open any retail stores,
they would like to physically
work on campuses to promote
their company.
"We will be strictly Internet
based, but we do plan to roll
out a Campus Rep program to
have a student representative at
different campuses across the
country stated Barceloux.
The company offers a
wide range of subject matter
including that of educational
texts as well as general interest
texts. They do not, however,
rent books that function as
workbooks, lab manuals,
etc. because the books are
obviously reused.
BookRenter.com promises
books that are in new condition,
consequently charging students
if the texts are damaged in any
way. Further, they encourage
students to buy any books if they
would like to do so.
The delivery period once
an order is placed is 2-5 busi-
ness days on average for
priority and 6-10 for media mail.
Shipments are almost always
made the business day follow-
ing the day on which the order
was placed.
There are no service fees
outside of the rental fee and
shipment fees and the only
state in which orders are taxed
is California.
For more information
about renting textbooks
from this company, students
can access the company
Web site at bookrenter.com.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcaroinian. com.
Second of five events by
the Career Center
RACHEL KING
NEWS EDITOR
A student stops by the FBI's booth at the Science Career Fair.
Golden LEAF offers
students $3,000
On Friday, Feb. 17, the Science
Career Fair came to the Science
and Technology Building to recruit
and inform students of all majors
and backgrounds. From 11 a.m. -1
p.m students meandered through
the third floor lobby, speaking
with representatives and employ-
ees from eight diverse companies
and schools about their future.
The science fair, as well as all
the career fairs, was sponsored
by the Career Center, which
hosts them annually. As many
will remember, there was a large,
full-blown career fair last semes-
ter with all the majors included.
This semester, the same fair is
back, only broken down into
individual disciplines, schools
and fields.
"All the fairs are always open
to all students of every major.
Everyone is encouraged to come
said Catrina Davis, assistant
director and liaison to the Col-
lege of Education, School of
Allied Health Science, nursing
and sciences.
Davis, who helped coordinate
the event, added that it does not
matter what a student's back-
ground is because employers like
to talk to everyone and students
can find out more about different
fields by visiting all the fairs.
The science fair itself was
comprised of eight companies
and schools, each looking for
students to come and work or
intern for them.
"Employers talk to students
hoping to recruit them for full-
time jobs Davis said.
"If they aren't recruiting
someone for a full-time job, often
it's an internship or some other
valuable opportunity or a variety
or other things
As of 12:30 p.m around 150
students had come through and
spoken to the representatives.
Anna Moseley, assistant direc-
tor and liaison to the College of
Human Ecology and College of
Arts and Sciences, estimated a
crowd of around 200.
"We even had a student
come from N.C. State because he
wanted to speak to the represen-
tatives from the F.B.I, and they
don't stop by N.C. State's career
fairs Moseley said.
Other than the Federal
Bureau of Investigation, com-
panies such as Hospira, a phar-
maceutical company located in
Rocky Mount, and Duke Univer-
sity Health Systems were present.
Also attending were representa-
tives from ECU and the Alumni
Association.
The National Geographical-
Intelligence Agency, Division of
Environmental Health for the
State of North Carolina and The
Student Conservation Associa-
tion came, too.
Debbie Lemons, an employee
of Hospira, commented on the
student turnout.
"We've received a lot of
resumes, at least 15 or 20
Lemons said.
"We've had a lot of biology
and chemistry-oriented students
stop by. Also, there have been
several freshmen and sophomore
students through here, asking
questions, trying to get an idea
of what they want to do
The Army National Guard
was also present and will be
present at all the career fairs.
After all, almost 50 percent of
the ROTC students at ECU are
in the North Carolina National
Guard as well, according to SFC
Jimmy Smith, Career Counselor
and NCNG liaison.
"It's the ideal situation for
recruitment for both students
and employers Davis said.
"Employers can access all
kinds of students; the students
are available to all the employ-
ers and the employers come to
them How easy is that?
"As far as 1 know, the concept
of holding a career fair has been
in existence as long as the Career
Center itself has. These fairs are
one of the major functions of our
office Davis said.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcaroiinian.com.
The benefits of a liberal arts degree
Students will soon have the opportunity to earn scholarship money.
Funding applicable to
2006-07 academic year
ELISA BIZZOTTO
STAFF WRITER
The Golden LEAF Foundation
is offering a $3,000 scholarship
to N.C. residents who will be
enrolled at one of the 16 cam-
puses of the University of North
Carolina in the fall of 2006.
The scholarship is specifically
targeted to those students who
are from one of 74 N.C. counties
that are tobacco-dependent or
are economically-distressed as a
result of the declining tobacco
industry.
Robbie Schultz of the N.C.
State Education Assistance
Authority expressed the pri-
mary function of the scholarship
opportunity.
"It is hoped that these scholar-
ships will ease the financial bur-
dens of students with financial
need, particularly those whose
families have been adversely
affected by the decline of the
tobacco industry
According to Schultz, the
recipients for the scholarship will
be selected in three categories:
freshmen, transfers and renewals.
Transfer students will be eligible
if they are enrolling in a N.C.
public university for the first
time while transferring from a
community college. Renewals are
those students who are current
recipients of the scholarship at a
public university.
Schultz also emphasized that
those students who receive addi-
tional funding amounting to 75
percent or more of the total cost
to attend a public university will
be placed low on the priority list
for this scholarship. Further, the
value of a family farm will not
be included in the calculation of
financial need.
The scholarship will be pro-
vided for up to 500 students who
meet the requirements and will
be split in half to afford students
$1,500 for the fall semester and
$1,500 for the spring semester.
Sofne of the participating
universities include ECU, Appala-
chian State, North Carolina A&T,
all University of North Carolina
schools and Western Carolina.
The application deadline for
freshmen and transfer students
is March 31. Freshmen and trans-
fer applicants must also submit
their FAFSA forms by March
31 to be considered. Freshmen
must submit their high school
transcripts, and transfer students
must submit their community
college transcripts by that date
also.
For renewal students cur-
rently receiving the Golden LEAF
Scholarship at public universities,
the application deadline is May
31. Renewal students must also
submit their university tran-
scripts reflecting their grades,
through the spring 2006 semester
no later than May 31, and they
must submit their FAFSAs no later
than May 1.
To apply for this scholar-
ship, students can visit CFNC.
orggoldenleaf.
This writer can be contacted at
newstheeastcarolinian. com.
(CareerBuilder.com) Some
college students simply prefer
studying Monet over math and.
Freudian theory over physics. For
them, it makes sense to major in a
liberal arts discipline like history
or philosophy.
But liberal arts majors get
more out of college than an
interesting transcript; they also
master the writing and com-
munication skills experts say are
crucial to success in almost any
career.
The benefits of a liberal arts
major start early. A degree in lib-
eral arts rarely restricts a student
to just one career path. Whereas
some majors - engineering or
computer science, for example
- provide specialized training
in a specific field, liberal arts
degrees tend to provide a much
broader educational background
and skills applicable to almost
any job.
Additionally, good writing
skills shine through on resumes
and cover letters. David Teten, CEO
of New York-based independent
research firm Nitron Advisers, says
he has seen communication from
some job seekers that was inco-
herent, ungrammatical and rude.
"One out of five people who
apply to jobs with my company
get rejected because their writing
skills are so bad he says. Score
one for liberal arts majors.
The same communication
skills employers look for during
the job search are valued even
more highly on the job - in part
because they can save the com-
pany money.
One-third of employees at
blue-chip companies can't write
well, and businesses spend up to
$3.1 billion annually on remedial
training to improve their work-
ers' writing skills, according to a
report by the National Commis-
sion on Writing.
And writing skills are only
getting more valuable. "As com-
panies get bigger and less and
less cohesive the written word
becomes even more important
says Lisa Earle McLeod, colum-
nist and author of Forget Perfect
(PenguinPutnam).
"You don't have people in one
place working together anymore,
so being able to write concisely
and directively for people will
become a more valued skill
Thus, some liberal arts majors
find their superior communica-
tion skills eventually catapult-
ing 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 communicating
With all of the benefits of a
liberal arts major, there's little
wonder as to why these degrees
are so popular. Students earning
associate's and bachelor's degrees
in liberal arts disciplines far
outnumber students studying in
mathematic or scientific fields,
according to data from the U.S.
Center for Education Statistics.
And this large supply often
means entry-level salaries for
liberal arts majors plummet far
below those offered to their quan-
titatively-focused classmates.
Starting salaries for this year's
liberal arts graduates average
around $30,300 - well below the
$52,000 offered to electrical engi-
neering grads and the $43,800 for
accounting majors, according
to a spring salary survey by the
National Association of Colleges
and Employers.
McLeod says the nature of
liberal arts majors' skills also pre -
vent them from earning immedi-
ate career success.
"Everybody can read and
write, and everybody can talk
she says.
"That's why it takes so long
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A night of music, fun and salsa
The ECU Folk and Country Dancers sponsored a salsa dance Friday, Feb. 18 at the Willis Building.
Instruction was provided by Procopio and Friends and music was provided by DJ Ramon.
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RACHEL KING News Editor ZACK HILL Assistant News Editor
February 22,2006
Announcements
Celebration of an
African-American
Legend
Dr. Andrew A. Best at Harvey Hall-
Murphy Center Tuesday, Feb. 21
at 6:30 p.m.
This is a celebration in honor of
the late Dr. Andrew Best, who
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
Drs. 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
lecture
Truth Book author Joy Castro will
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 include the 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 the Student Union at
328-4715.
"Jazz at Night"
"Jazz at Night" is coming to the
Mendenhall Great Rooms at 8
p.m. March 3. 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 will take place at
the Pirate Underground at 7 p.m.
March 8. Come out for some free
food and express yourself.
Sophomore Survey
ECU will again conduct a
sophomore survey to 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
at onestop.ecu.edu.
Contra Dance
The ECU Folk and Country
Dancers are sponsoring a Contra
Dance Friday, Feb. 24 at the Willis
Building on First and Fjeade
Streets downtown. Beginner
lesson begins at 7:30 p.m. and the
contra dance will be from 8-10:30
p.m. Tickets are $3 for students,
$5 for FASG members and $8 for
the public. This is a smoke-and-
alcohol-free event
Phi Kappa Phi
sponsors panel
The ECU Chapter of the Honor
Society of Phi Kappa Phi will
sponsor a panel discussion on
"What College Presidents Think
This discussion will be held
Thursday, Feb. 28 at the auditorium
of the Willis Building on First Street
and Reade Circle. The event will
feature speakers Dr. Richard
Eakin, former Chancellor of 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.
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News Briefs
State
N.C. House Speaker proposes
reforms
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina
House Speaker Jim Black, under
intense scrutiny for campaign finance
practices, on Monday proposed a
list of reforms, including one that he
was closely questioned about writing
donation checks with the payee
line left blank. Black also said state
law should be changed to require
disclosure for campaign donations as
low as $50. The current threshold for
reporting is $100. Another proposal
would ban lobbyists from holding
jobs in legislative or executive
branch campaigns. "I believe that
we must take steps to ensure
greater access and transparency
in our daily activities at the General
Assembly Black said a letter to the
House Ethics and Governmental
Reform Committee. Black created
the committee, which is expected
to recommend legislation to the
Legislature in May The Legislature's
budget process also must be made
more understandable to outsiders, he
said. Earlier this month, members of
the North Carolina State Optometric
Society Political Action Committee
told the State Board of Elections
about writing checks with the payee
line blank so they could be passed
out to candidates. An investigator of
the board testified that the society's
PAC may have broken state law
because the blank payee checks
resulted in $14,000 in donations in
the name of individuals. Jim Black
said he completed at least three
blank-payee checks worth $4,200
for then-Rep. Michael Decker of
Forsyth County. The week after the
state board hearings, about a dozen
optometrists came to the federal
courthouse in Raleigh on the day
a grand jury convened. Authorities
haven't charged Black or others
with wrongdoing and Black told the
elections board he thought the blank-
payee checks were legal.
Pastor quits performing civil
marriages
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - An Asheville
pastor says he will no longer perform
civil marriages for the state because
North Carolina denies homosexual
couples the right to legally marry.
The Rev. Joe Hoffman, pastor of First
Congregational United Church of
Christ, announced his decision in a
Sunday morning sermon. "When I sign
that piece of paper for marriage, as an
agent of the state, I give (heterosexual
couples) about 1,100 rights and
privileges that gay and lesbian
couples do not get Hoffman said. "I
believe in equal rights for all people.
As a minister, I was participating in a
system that was unjust Last year, the
1 million-member United Church of
Christ announced its support of gay
marriage, becoming the first major
U.S. Christian denomination to do
so. But Hoffman said his decision
was personal and didn't necessarily
reflect the stand of his 200-member
church. "I hope it will prompt people
to think Hoffman said. "I hope they
will question what this is all about.
I think for heterosexuals, it will be
a small inconvenience to have a
religious ceremony and then get it
legalized. But I hope it calls attention
to the great injustice that people
who are gay and lesbian live with
every day
National
Republican governors question
President Bush
WASHINGTON (AP) - Two Republican
governors on Monday questioned a
Bush administration decision allowing
an Arab-owned company to operate
six major U.S. ports, saying they may
try to cancel lease arrangements
at ports in their states. New York
Gov. George Pataki and Maryland
Gov. Robert Ehrlich voiced doubts
about the acquisition of a British
company that has been running the
U.S. ports by Dubai Ports World, a
state-owned business in the United
Arab Emirates.
The British company, Peninsular and
Oriental, runs major commercial
operations at ports in Baltimore,
Miami, New Jersey, New Orleans.
New York and Philadelphia. "Ensuring
the security of New York's port
operations is paramount and I am
very concerned with the purchase
of Peninsular & Oriental Steam by
Dubai Ports World Pataki said in a
news release. "I have directed the
Port Authority of New York and New
Jersey to explore all legal options that
may be available to them in regards
to this transaction said the New York
governor, who is still in the hospital
recovering from an appendectomy.
Ehrlich, concerned about security at
the Port of Baltimore, said Monday
he is "very troubled" that Maryland
officials got no advance notice before
the Bush administration approved
an Arab company's takeover of the
operations at the six ports.
"We needed to know before this was
a done deal, given the state of where
we are concerning security Ehrlich
told reporters in the State House
rotunda in Annapolis.
Bush administration officials, including
Homeland Security Secretary Michael
Chertoff and Attorney General Alberto
Gonzales, have defended the decision.
During a stop Monday in Birmingham,
Ala Gonzales said the administration
had a "very extensive process"
for reviewing such transactions
that "takes into account matters of
national security, takes into account
concerns about port security Critics
have cited the UAE's history as an
operational and financial base for the
hijackers who carried out the attacks
of Sept. 11,2001.
In addition, they contend the UAE
was an important transfer point for
shipments of smuggled nuclear
components sent to Iran, North Korea
and Libya by a Pakistani scientist.
Mother kills child saying she was
commanded by God
McKINNEY, Texas (AP) - A woman
accused of killing her 10-month-
old daughter felt that God was
commanding her to cut off the baby's
arms as well as her own limbs, a state
psychiatrist testified Monday.
Dena Schlosser saw a TV news
story about a boy being mauled by
a lion and thought it was a sign of
the apocalypse, a delusion that led
her to sever the arms of her baby,
said Dr. David Self. "She felt she was
basically commanded, in essence, to
cut Maggie's arms off and her own
arms off, and her legs and her head,
and in some way to give them to God
said Self, who evaluated Schlosser in
the months after her arrest.
Police responding to a 911 call in
2004 found Schlosser in her living
room, covered in blood, still holding a
knife and listening to a church hymn.
She had sliced deep into her own
shoulder and chopped the arms off of
her baby. Schlosser, 37, has pleaded
not guilty by reason of insanity, and
her attorneys are trying to prove she
didn't know right from wrong when
Margaret, also known as Maggie,
was killed.
Prosecutors, who are not seeking the
death penalty, argue Schlosser knew
what she was doing and should be
sent to prison for life. If not found guilty,
Schlosser would be hospitalized.
Schlosser was diagnosed with
postpartum psychosis in the months
following Maggie's birth. After her
baby's death, she was diagnosed
with manic depression. "Just because
someone is diagnosed with some
mental illness, It does not mean that
they're insane Assistant District
Attorney Curtis Howard said to Self,
who agreed. The psychiatrist testified
that Schlosser was angry about being
in jail and had no Idea why she was
there. "She didn't understand why
she was being locked up in jail for
following God's will Self said.
The defense was to continue its case
Tuesday morning.
International
Figure skating yields sliver for
U.S. In Olympics
TURIN, Italy (AP) - At last, a figure
skating medal for the United States
in ice dancing, of all things. And yet
another Olympic gold for Russia.
Tanith Belbin and partner Ben Agosto
snapped the U.S. medals drought in
figure skating with a silver Monday
night. They were behind Tatiana
Navka and Roman Kostomarov, who
gave Russia a gold medal hat trick-
pairs, men's and dance. No nation has
swept the four skating events in one
games, and Russian Irina Slutskaya Is
favored in the women's competition. "I
am extremely proud that we've been
able to achieve this for our country
said the Canadian-bom Belbin, who
became a U.S. citizen on Dec. 31.
"It's only our first Olympics. We're
competing with second and third-
time Olympians, so this is great to
come here and get a medal the first
time out when we didn't even know
we'd be here. "Can't ask for more
Belbin and Agosto won the first dance
medal for the United States since a
bronze in 1976 by Colleen O'Connor
and Jim Millns - and only the second
medal of any kind. It also is the only
medal for American figure skaters
at these Olympics. Elena Grushina
and Ruslan Goncharov of Ukraine
won the bronze.Those marks were in
sharp contrast to the winners, whose
200.64 total was the only one over
200 points and won by 4.58 over
Belbin and Agosto.
Haitian Electoral Council
leader flees country
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - The
head of Haiti's electoral council
fled the country after opponents
threatened his life and burned down
his farmhouse nearly two weeks
after disputed elections, an official
said Monday.
Jacques Bernard, appointed three
months ago to bring order to a council
that was plagued by organizational
problems and infighting, left Sunday
and may have traveled to Miami, said
Michel Brunache, chief of staff for
interim President Boniface Alexandre.
On Friday, Bernard had reported
receiving threats and requested more
security amid complaints about the
vote count from the Feb. 7 elections,
which returned former President Rene
Preval to the office, Brunache said.
The U.N. peacekeeping mission in
Haiti said It didn't know Bernard's
whereabouts. Bernard had kept a low
profile since the nine-member council
declared Preval the president on
Thursday, eight days after the long-
awaited vote. Preval, who received
four times as many votes as his
nearest rival, was declared the victor
after the electoral council agreed to
divide 85,000 blank ballots among
the 33 candidates proportionally
according to the votes they had
received.
"If Mr. Bernard leaves Haiti, it will
be catastrophic because he is the
only man on the council who was
professional said Micha Gaillard,
spokesman for the Fusion party.
"Without him we fear we could be
in a situation where the legislative
results will not be published Council
member Patrick Fequiere criticized
Bernard as a "megalomaniac" who
abused the power of the council.
"I believe that he had a political
agenda Fequiere said on Radio
Vision 2000.
British historian gets three-year prison SSSEKE
sentence lor denying Holocaust
(KRT) British historian
David Irving was sentenced to
three years in prison Monday
on charges that he denied the
Holocaust, just hours after he
admitted that he'd been wrong
to doubt the systematic murder
of millions of Jews.
To supporters, and even
some critics, the other crime on
trial was the oppression of free
speech.
"The way the law is written,
I didn't have any other choice
but to plead guilty Irving said.
He'd faced as many as 10 years in
prison on the charges.
Irving, 67, heads to prison
for statements he made during a
lecture in Austria in 1989, when
he said that the gas chambers of
Auschwitz were a fairy tale. In
addition, he's known for having
said that the number of Jews mur-
dered by Nazis was greatly exag-
gerated, that most Jews died of
diseases during World War II, and
that until 1943 Adolf Hitler had
never heard of the Holocaust.
At least nine European
countries, as well as Israel, have
national laws that make it a crime
to deny or diminish the reality of
the Holocaust.
Before and during court on
Monday, Irving acknowledged
that he'd been wrong. He said
"history is a constantly growing
tree" and that documents he'd
studied since 1989, especially
the files of Adolf Eichmann
(often called the architect of the
Holocaust), had made it clear to
him that "millions of Jews were
murdered
Irving was the author of more
than 20 books before becoming
known as one of the world's fore-
most anti-Semitic researchers. He
once famously sued American
historian Deborah Lipstadt for
libel after she wrote that he was
a Holocaust denier. He lost that
case; the judge called him an
"anti-Semite and racist" who
twisted history, and the legal
fees of 2 million pounds broke
him. Still, Lipstadt told the BBC
on Monday that while Irving's
a poor historian, censorship
doesn't work.
"He should be released to
return to London and the sound
of one hand clapping she said.
Irving's attorney sought leni-
ency for his client based on pity,
who'll turn 68 on March 24,
based on pity.
"This lecture took place 17
years ago Elmar Kresbach said.
"He is an English citizen. He
doesn't live in Austria and he
is 68 years old. He is not really
dangerous, especially not to
Austria
Others around Europe don't
share that opinion. Prosecutor
Michael Klackl said Irving's
research tried to convince others
that the worst crime in world his-
tory never happened.
While Irving is considered
the most prominent Holo-
caust denier, just northwest in
Mannheim, Germany, 66-year-
old Canadian historian Ernst
Zuendel is into the third week
of his trial. He's also accused of
denying the Holocaust and of
inciting racial hatred.
Zuendel's trial has been
more colorful. Neo-Nazis have
applauded him loudly, called the
judge "Roland Freisler" after the
Nazi judge who sentenced Hitler
opponents to death, and have
even sung the banned first verse
of the German national anthem
("Deutschland, Deutschland,
ueber alles").
Zuendel faces up to five years
in prison for allegedly promoting
neo-Nazi materials and revision-
ist Holocaust theories in his
books.
Deidre Berger, the managing
director of the American Jewish
Committee office in Berlin,
which tracks anti-Semitism, said
it's important not to underes-
timate the seriousness of these
crimes.
"They should not merely be
dismissed as idiots she said.
"They're dangerous men
Irving, in particular, "has led
a life that is all about denying
the Holocaust she said. "These
are important trials, especially
at a time when anti-Semitism in
Europe and around the world is
on the rise again
Rob Beudewijn, a European
issues expert for the Dutch
research center Clingendael
Institute, said that while it may
be difficult for Americans to
understand, many Europeans do
believe that free speech ends with
Holocaust denial.
"Denying the Holocaust is
denying our history, and the pain
of that time and the fear that it
could happen again is too much
here he said.
for the people who do that to
differentiate themselves
According to Teten, one way
for good communicators to enter
the fast track is to learn to use
numbers. "You don't need higher
math for the vast majority of jobs
in this country he says, "but
everyone needs to understand
what numbers mean
Teten says people can improve
their basic quantitative skills by
calculating day-to-day math
mentally. "If you make a point
of calculating the tip yourself
instead of relying on the calcula-
tor, you'll build the skill of simple
mental mathematics he says.
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Schools plan for students to choose careers earlier
COLUMBIA, S.C.(AP) Stu-
dents across the state are choos-
ing from a list of career tracks as
education officials begin imple-
menting sweeping legislation
intended to prepare students to
enter the work force.
When the Education and
Economic Development Act
is fully implemented, stu-
dents will be introduced to
careers as early as preschool,
begin assessing theii particu-
lar interests in seventh grade
and enter high school with
a four-year education plan
designed to prepare them for
college or a particular vocation.
Business leaders in the state
and Education Superintendent
Inez Tenenbaum have touted
the bill as a key strategy to lower
both the state's persistently high
unemployment rate and high
school dropout rate.
The effort already is begin-
ning to reach families as high
schools ask parents to help stu-
dents select majors, such as
engineering, agriculture, com-
munications and business man-
agement.
"It's simply helping kids
home in a little bit as to the
kinds of occupations they might
be interested in said Barbara
Robinson, a teacher and parent
in Lexington 2.

The career specialists will
handle much of the administra-
tive work and do some presen-
tations, leaving the guidance
counselors with more time for
one-on-one counseling.
"It's going to mean a lot more
of (guidance counselors') time is
going to be working with indi-
vidual students said Richland
Northeast High School guidance
director Zelder Pressley. "And
that's fine
Couch said the education
department will present regu-
lations to the General Assem-
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Mendenhall Movies:
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Wednesday at 9:30 p.m.
Thursday at 7 p.m.
Friday at 9:30 p.m.
Saturday at 7 p.m. and midnight
Sunday at 3 p.m.
'A History of Violence'
Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Thursday at 9:30 p.m.
Friday at 7 p.m. and midnight
Saturday at 9:30 p.m.
Sunday at 7 p.m.
Coming March 8, watch the Oscar's
at Mendenhall. The event starts at 7
p.m. with a live Oscar broadcast.
Top 5s:
Top 5 Movies
1. Eight Below
2. Dafe Movie
3. The Pink Panther
4. Curious George
5. Final Destination 3
Top 5 Pop Albums
I.Jack Johnson
2. Mary J. Blige
3. Barry Manilow
4. Andrea Bocelli
5. Dem Franchise Boys
Top 5 TV Shows
1. "American Idol"
2. "American Idol"
3. "CSI"
4. "Grey's Anatomy"
5. "Desperate Housewives"
Top 5 Books
1. Cell
2. The Da Vinci Code
3. Memory in Death
4. The Last Templar
5. The Hostage
Top 5 DVDs
l.Rent
2. Domino
3. North Country
4. The Weatherman
5. Ultimate Avengers: The Movie
Horoscope:
Aries - If you're having trouble getting
your message across, get help from
a spiritual friend. You don't have to
do it alone.
Taurus - The objective is to make
an investment that can't do anything
but increase. Don't follow the
advice of friends, Add to what you've
already got.
Gemini - Ask somebody else to
do the impossible. You're in line
for a pleasant surprise, might as
well make the most of these
unusual conditions.
Cancer - The complexity of
the puzzle just makes it more
of a challenge. This phase has a
happy ending, although somewhat
of a surprise.
Leo - You're lucky in love, so make
some long-term plans for the future
together. Don't worry about the
money. This can take a while.
Virgo - Don't be dissuaded by a critic,
but do heed a sensible warning. You
may have to get rid of one thing to
make room for another.
Libra - If at first you don't succeed, try
reading the manual. You're about to
make an amazing discovery.
Scorpio - A brilliant move financially
brings you more than expected. This
might be a pleasant surprise, but it is
linked to your past actions.
Sagittarius - You're changing in the
way you see yourself. You're more
confident. This is a natural part of
your growing process.
Capricorn - Finish old business as
quickly and completely as you can. The
pace is about to pick up again, with
new possibilities.
Aquarius - The truth Is revealed.
It's good news for you and your
associates. Your faith in each other
has been fully justified.
Pisces - Keep going, even if it looks
like there's no way you can achieve
your goals. Believe in miracles.
Islands not the only option for spring break
Creativity for an amazing
spring break
ELIZABETH FULTON
STAFF WRITER
Spring break is draw-
ing near, but don't fret if
a tropical island isn't going
to be your final destination.
Not everyone can drop
$1,000 on one week in the
middle of spring semester. Even
more cannot finish a research
project by its due date, let alone
apply for a passport in time to
leave the country for a trip that
also takes three months to plan.
Fear not if you wake up on
March 11 all dressed up with no
place to go. Grab some friends or
anyone else skulking down Fifth
Street and hit the road. There are
several events occurring around
North Carolina, and for the
more adventurous, across the
United States.
Start off your vacation with
a drive to Manteo for the Eighth
Annual Priceless Pieces Past and
Present Quilt Extravaganza. The
show runs all month and is
sponsored by the Teacup Quil-
ters. Make sure to get there early
for various quilt demonstrations
and a. showcase of old and new
quilts made by the locals. As a
part of the N.C. Seafood Festival,
Though gas prices are high, taking a road trip is one of the best options for spring break outings.
the Seventh Annual Fun Fest
will take place March 11 in the
Crystal Coast Civic Center in
Morehead City. Be there at 7
p.m. for a performance by the
Band of Oz.
If history is your thing, be
sure to take 1-40 West to Greens-
boro for the 225th Anniversary
Battle of the Guilford Court-
house. On March 18 and 19,
witness a re-enactment of the
famous battle that helped weaken
the British Army and ultimately
lead the Americans to win the
Revolutionary War.
Also on March 18, the N.C.
Museum of Art is offering "Make
it, Take it: Soap Carving Here,
novice artists have the chance
to create a soap model of wood
carvings in the Woodcraft in
North Carolina exhibit. For more
information on any of these N.C.
events, check out visitnc.com.
If a slightly longer vacation
is more of what you had in mind,
pack up the El Camino and drive
to Memphis, Tenn for 3-11 Day.
If you're a fan of the funk rock
band, don't miss this show. Lead
singer P-Nut said on 311.com that
the band plans "to rock Tennes-
see as it has never been rocked
before It is also an excuse to
enjoy Beale Street and Graceland.
No hotel? Don't worry - Kerouac
managed to cross the country
plenty of times with no set lodg-
ings.
Another upcoming holiday
is St. Patrick's Day. Savannah,
Ga is the destination for the
Southern traveler. Five hours
down I-9S is a celebration that
rivals the antics of a Halloween
in Greenville. The banks shut
down to serve beer and the city
dyes the river green.
If wanderlust has set deep into
your bones, catching a flight to
California is the perfect solution.
While there, pop over to the CBS
Studios and grab your free ticket
to "The Price is Right Make sure
to highly advertise ECU with
PeeDee the Pirate decals on your
face, purple sweatpants and your
favorite ECU T-shirt. Also take
care not to be the contestant
who bids a dollar to win the new
dinette set.
After winning the showcase
showdown, drive 30 minutes to
Cal. State Fullerton on March 11
to cheer on the ECU baseball team.
You'll already be dressed for the
occasion and who knows, maybe
their stadium has a jungle, too.
see BREAK page A5
UNC Dance Marathon Richard Pryor - Comic Genius
The eighth annual UNC-Chapel Hill Dance Marathon,
which benefits the children and families of the North Caro-
lina Children's Hospital, is a yearlong f undraising event. The
Dance Marathon will be held in Fetzer Gym on the UNC-
Chapel Hill campus beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 and
ending at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25.
Participants will dance for 24 hours to raise money and
show support for the North Carolina Children's Hospital,
which serves children in all of North Carolina's communities.
The event will feature student a cappella groups, a step show
and the annual Varsity athlete lip sync contest. For more
information about this eventvisit uncmarathon.org.
A legend to remember
MEREDITH STEWART
SENIOR WRITER
Dec. 1, 1940, is the day a
comic genius was born in Peoria,
111. Richard Pryor was raised in a
brothel ran by his grandmother,
where his mother Gertrude was
a prostitute and Buck Carter (aka
LeRoy Pryor) was a "never to do
well" father. When he was only
six years old, Pryor was a victim
of sexual molestation. Only four
years later, he was abandoned by
his mother. He was soon a high
school drop-out, and by age 17,
a father himself. His girlfriend
gave birth to his first daughter,
Renee, and he later learned that
his own father had been having
sex with the mother of his child.
There was no sight of a bright
future ahead for Pryor until a
door opened for him into the
world of stand-up comedy.
In 1963 he moved to New
York City and began establish-
ing himself by performing in
night clubs, such as "Cafe Wha?"
and making his first television
appearance in 1964 on a show
called "On Broadway Tonight
Bill Cosby was an idol of Pryor's
and his stand-up was very similar,
nice and non-confrontational.
In 1970, he moved to Berkeley,
Calif where he got involved in
the counterculture and socialized
Richard Pryor died Dec. 10, 2005 of a massive heart attack.
with many black writers. He soon
reinvented his act and went on to
win five Grammy Awards. Pryor's
acting career had not taken off
quite as planned, but in 1972 he
was recognized for his dramatic
supporting role as "Piano Man" in
Lady Sings the Blues. He played roles
in many more movies, but in 1980
he "accidentally" set himself on
fire while freebasing cocaine. He
suffered from third-degree burns
and later, in an interview with Bar-
bara Walters in 1996, he admitted
that it was a suicide attempt.
He quickly jumped back
onto the scene in 1981 when he
co-produced Bustin' Loose. Many
agree that the artistic nadir of
his career was the following year
when he played in The Toy.
He didn't stop there; Pryor
wanted more, so he began produc-
ing movies himself. In 1983 he pro-
duced Richard Pryor Here and Now.
He received $4 million when
he landed a role in Superman III.
During the taping of Brewster's
Millions, people claimed that it
was the first time he had ever
made a film sober. His earlier
films were often taped while he
was drunk or stoned.
Pryor built himself up and
see PRYOR page A5
What's Hot: Back to nature
Fun Facts:
Banging your head against a wall
uses 150 calories an hour.
The U.S. Government will not allow
portraits of living persons to appear
on stamps.
Most NASCAR Teams use nitrogen
in their tires instead of air.
Blackwoods Salon is located in Uptown Greenville.
All natural styling products are making
a comeback
MARIANNE BARROW
STAFF WRITER
Everyone knows that hair products are important.
A good styling product can make or break your hair-
style. One thing that people don't realize, however,
is what actual ingredients are in their shampoo and
mousse.
Take Fructis, for example. This popular brand of
shampoo contains several foreign ingredients, but
claims to mostly use fruit concentrate. Fructis con-
tains distearyl ether, sodium chloride, behenyl alcohol
and many other unfamiliar elements. Even though it
also contains traces of lemon peel, this shampoo and
conditioner combo is far from all natural.
Besides daily use of these kinds of shampoo,
monthly dye jobs are also harsh on your hair. The
average hair coloring process contains potentially
harmful ingredients such as isopropyl alcohol, non-
oxynol and octoxynol. These petrochemicals react
with ethylene oxide. As a personal rule, 1 don't want
to be washing my hair with something that contains
ingredients I can't even pronounce. So you're
probably wondering what you can buy instead?
Aveda salons and products offer a great
alternative to the synthetic products. The whole
Aveda concept is 100 percent natural and benefi-
cial to their clientele. All shampoos, conditioners
and hair goods are made strictly from plants, nuts
and other organic materials. Even hair coloring
is done using 97 percent nature-derived, plant-
based formulas.The Aveda salons make sure the
whole hairstyling experience as enjoyable as their
products are.
I enjoyed such an experience first hand while
getting a haircut at an Aveda concepts salon in
downtown Greenville. As I walked into Blackwoods,
1 immediately appreciated the relaxing, earthy
environment after a long day of classes. Along with
every all natural shampoo, cut and style comes a
massage, a scented oil treatment and organic tea.
Although the quality of the cut and customer ser-
vice is extremely high, the price is not something
to be concerned about. The original price for a pro-
fessional haircut at Blackwoods is $50 for women
and $30 for men. However, ECU students receive
a 50 percent discount. But the service doesn't stop
at hair, Blackwoods also offers everything from
organic skin treatments and professional (all-natu-
ral) makeup application, to island escape packages
that are spa treatments for half a day.
Douglas Blackwood, the owner and head stylist
of the salonspa, thoroughly believes in his prod-
ucts and the tranquil setting they produce.
"You can get a haircut anywhere. If you go to an
Aveda salon you get a whole wellness experience.
We do our best to make you feel like our guests,
not just clients
It's been said in the past that the human body
is like a temple and deserves to be treated like one.
So next time you're at Walgreen's picking up your
favorite bottle of Fructis or Herbal Essence, take a
look at the list of ingredients on the back. Do you
really want to wash your hair with alcohol and
petrochemicals? Instead of stripping your hair and
skin of its natural oils, make an alliance with nature
and keep yourself looking and feeling great the
old fashioned way.
This writer can be contacted at
features@theeastcarolinian.com.
But that's my life
Handling heartbreak:
It's not always easy
COLLEGE VIXEN
TRUTH WRITER
It's so nice to finally be back
in my element - school, work and
parties. I've had at least one test
in every class, a few papers due
and more reading assignments
than I can handle. I've been
very stressed out lately, having
headaches, not sleeping well and
having a difficult time focusing
on anything.
I have a hard time talking
about my feelings. You know,
the ones that come straight from
your heart, the honest to God
truth and the ones that you just
don't want anyone else to know.
I've found it very helpful to write
out my life, it helps me under-
stand my situations from a differ-
ent view. I'm very talkative about
almost anything, except my
innermost thoughts, my heart
to brain talks and my occasional
all too crazy nights out with my
girls. So my entries begin as I
explore myself and try to bring
new meaning to my life.
We had our entire lives
planned together. After we gradu-
ated college we were going to get
married, maybe have kids and
live happily ever after (I don't
know what I was thinking at the
time). Could this fairy tale life
of mine really come true? Would
we become one of those rare
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your computer screen as you read
your friends' spring break plans
on Facebook. With this list of des-
tinations, be sure that you will
have much more interesting sto-
ries to tell than friends who went
to the Bahamas or Cancun.
Still, if none of these plans
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PryOr from page A4
went on to be a producer, writer
and director. He received a star
on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
and later appeared on "Chicago
Hope" with his other daughter,
Rain. He played a patient with
multiple sclerosis, but for Pryor
this was not pretending, it was
as real as life. That same year
he published an autobiography,
Pryor Convictions.
Both his accomplishments
and downfalls have inspired
people everywhere. Pryor never
set his goals shy of his dreams.
On Dec. 10, 2005, we lost
this comedic genius due to a
heart attack.
This writer can be contacted at
features@theeastcarolinian.com.
couples who were high school
sweethearts then got married and
stayed together forever?
My curiosity and love for
life changed all that with one
simple, yet devastating state-
ment - "I don't think we
should be together anymore
Breaking up with my boy-
friend of three years broke my
heart into a million pieces. Many
asked if it hurt me so badly then
why did I do it? I have sat and
wondered the same thing, and
as cliche as it sounds, I wanted
to experience the real college life
- I felt like I was being held back.
This may sound selfish, so I'll
say I was holding him back, too;
he just couldn't realize it. He said
that he felt like I owed him an
explanation so quickly 1 racked
my brain to find only blanks.
I had no other choice than
to let my heart do a little talk-
ing. Although I was happy and
content on the outside, I felt
like we weren't exploring our-
selves enough because it was
always "we not "you" or "me
College is a time for self devel-
opment and personal growth.
So I guess you could call that
"from the heart As for me, it
was a little on the bright side.
At first it was difficult to
escape my once "routine" life.
Not talking to him every day was
making me go crazy. "Only time
will heal my friends kept telling
Caffeine craze
me. It really hurts, but I know I
made the right decision. My all-
too-serious relationship was also
filled with jealousy, stress and
gradually turned into constant
bickering. It took a huge part of
my heart to finally end things
with him and the time that fol-
lowed was miserable.
I realized how much time we
actually spent together as I found
myself at home alone, watching
television on Friday nights. I miss
seeing his face, kissing his lips
and even hearing him say my
name. My nerves are really bad
- not allowing me to get too much
sleep at night, but the sickening
feeling finally went away.
My boyfriend was great and
I really believed that he was "the
one But after seeing how much
fun everyone had last semester,
I just wanted to go out too, but
he always wanted to stay in. We
built a great bond with each
other, we passed a challenge in
life many struggle with - to love
someone and possess the courage
to let them love you back.
Of course, I thought I made a
mistake, but I'm a strong believer
in fate. If we are supposed to be
together, then our paths will
meet again. It's true that we
can't always see what we need, so
maybe this is a blessing in disguise.
This writer can be contacted at
features@theeastcarolinian.com.
Caffeine content for various highly caffeinated drinks:
Beverage (serving size) Per ounce Per serving
Coffee, drip (8 oz) 14.6 mg
Red Bull (8.2 oz)
9.8 mg
BAWLS Guaranexx (10 oz)
(sugar-free)
7.2 mg
72 mg
BAWLS Guarana (10 oz)
6.4 mg
64 mg
Mountain Dew (12 oz)
4.6 mg
Coca Cola Classic (12 oz)
2.83 mg 34
Source: American Beverage Association, Hobarama
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WEDNESDAY February 22, 2006
Sports Briefs
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Canada will play Russia and the
United States will play unbeaten
Finland in the Olympic men's
hockey quarterfinals Wednesday.
The other two matchups include
a rivalry game between the 2005
world champion Czech Republic
(2-3) and unbeaten Slovakia (5-
0) and Sweden (3-2) against
Switzerland (2-1-2), which reached
round eight despite tying weak
Germany and Italy in its final two
games. Slovakia's 3-0 victory over
Sweden on Tuesday finalized the
preliminary round standings after
each of the 12 Olympic teams
played five round-robin games
in their groups. The Slovakia-
Czech matchup was created when
Slovakia went 5-0 and the Czechs
finished last among the four
qualifiers in Group A. The United
States, the 2002 silver medalists
in Salt Lake City, drew Finland
(5-0) by placing last among the
Group B qualifiers. Sweden got
the game it wanted in Switzerland,
considered the weakest of the eight
to advance. In Friday's semifinals,
the Sweden-Switzerland and
Czech Republic-Slovakia winners
will meet, while the Canada-Russia
winner meets the U.SFinland
winner. The U.SFinland and
Czech-Slovakia games will be
played at Palasport, the larger of
the two Olympic hockey arenas.
The Canada-Russia and Sweden-
Switzerland games will be played
at the Turin exhibition hall that was
converted into a temporary hockey
rink for the Olympics.
Bonds a no-show for first full-
time workout
The San Francisco Giants
gathered as a full team for the first
time this year, with players getting
the chance to hit, field, run and
throw together as they prepare
for the start of the season. There
was one notable exception - Barry
Bonds was nowhere to be found.
Bonds was a no-show at the first
voluntary workout for position
players. Bonds' agent told the team
last week that because of personal
issues, the star would come a day
or two later than his teammates,
who showed up Monday. Players
aren't required to come to spring
training until Feb. 28 and Bonds
isn't the only star to miss his
team's first workout. The Boston
Red Sox said Tuesday that they
gave Manny Ramirez permission
to report March 1. Giants outfielder
Moises Alou said Bonds had
earned the right to miss the first
workout and wasn't concerned
about when his teammate would
arrive. Felipe Alou said Monday
that he expected Bonds to be at
the workout and originally listed
him in the first group of hitters to
take batting practice. But he was
not out on the field at Scottsdale
Stadium with newcomers, such as
Steve Finley and Mark Sweeney,
or returning players, like Alou and
Pedro Feliz. That will have to wait
at least another day as the parking
spot reserved with a cone for
Bonds and the leather chair at his
locker remained empty.
Jets franchise Abraham for
second straight offseason
The New York Jets designated
defensive end John Abraham as
their franchise player Tuesday, as
expected. Abraham was the team's
franchise player last year and was
unhappy with the situation. He
waited until the end of training
camp to sign his one-year tender,
then played in all 16 games and
had 10 sacks. Because he played
an entire year without getting hurt,
Abraham hoped the team would
give him the long-term deal he
wanted. But instead, the team
opted for the franchise tag again
at a cost of $8.33 million for 2006,
nearly $2 million more than last
year. However, his chances of
being on the team are up in the
air. Because the Jets are going
to be far over the salary cap, they
will explore the option of trading
Abraham. If he stays with the team,
Abraham will sit out the offseason
and camp once again. Abraham's
agent, Rich Rosa, didn't return
a phone call seeking comment.
Abraham, a three-time Pro Bowl
selection In six seasons, has 53
sacks, fourth on the team's all-
time list.
Stephen Batts slides safely into home for one of the Pirates' 19 runs against Duke Tuesday afternoon.
Jake Smith's career day
powers Pirates
BRENT WYNNE
SENIOR WRITER
Jake Smith had a career high
five RBI and Ryan Tousley added
a home run and five RBI of his
own as the Pirates cruised over
Duke 19-5, Tuesday afternoon at
Clark-LeClair Stadium.
Smith, whose previous career
high in RBI was four, had three
hits on the afternoon, including
two doubles. He also reached base
in all six plate appearances.
"1 think I've been over-anx-
ious the last few games said
Smith.
"I was just trying to look for
something out over the plate,
and something that I was able to
hit hard
While it was the Pirates who
finished strong, the Blue Devils
came out ready to play, taking an
early 2-1 lead off of ECU starter
Mike Flye.
In his first action since last
season, Flye was roughed up
often, giving up two runs on
five hits in only two plus innings
pitched. He was pulled in favor of
Scott Andrews after the J.H. Rose
product gave up two runs in the
second and gave up a double and
a single to begin the third.
"I just thought he elevated
some balls early in the game,
said Head Coach Billy Godwin.
"I didn't think he had bad
stuff at all. 1 just thought he
elevated the ball and they capital-
ized and made some hits
With runners on first and
third and no outs, Andrews
battled out of Flye's jam without
allowing another Duke run.
"I though the key point in the
game was Scott Andrews coming
in first and third and Duke with
a 2-1 lead and getting out of that
inning without them scoring a
run said Godwin.
Then the Pirate offense
exploded. ECU scored 17 runs
over the next four innings to
eliminate any chance for a Duke
upset.
The Diamond Bucs opened
the barrage with four runs in
the third. Jay Mattox led off the
inning with a double and scored
after'Adam Witter doubled.
Smith, who reached on a fielder's
choice earlier in the inning,
scored when Tousley delivered
a sacrifice fly to right. Stephen
Batts followed with a double,
plating Witter. Batts then scored
on a fielding error by Duke first
baseman Anderson for a 5-2
advantage.
The Pirates scored four more
in the fourth and three more in
the fifth before sealing the deal
with six runs in the sixth.
The Pirates loaded the bases
to begin the sixth and freshman
Drew Schieber scored on a wild
pitch. Jamie Ray then delivered
a sacrifice fly to score Jake Dean.
Wood scored on a single from
Smith to give ECU a 15-3 lead.
After Witter singled to put run-
ners on first and second, Tousley
followed with an RBI single and
Brandon Henderson smoked a
two RBI double to left, pushing
the Pirate advantage to 18-3.
"We had a lot of production
at the top of the order said
Godwin.
"At the seventh inning we
were looking and we had 11 hits
at the top of our order. That's
really good to see
Duke scored two runs in the
seventh to close out the scoring.
Mollenhauer, Smith and
Witter paced the Pirates with
three hits apiece, while Mattox
and Tousley both had multi-hit
games as well.
With his relief effort, Andrews
improves to 1-0 on the season
with a 1.69 ERA.
The Diamond Bucs will now
gear up for the Keith LeClair
classic starting this Friday. ECU
opens up with Penn State on
Friday night. First pitch is sched-
uled for 5 p.m.
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sports@theeastcarolinian.com.
Team Statistics:Offensive Leaders
ECUvs.DukeECU
ECUDukeJake Smith: 3-6, 3R, 5 RBI
H-AB 18-4214-41Adam Witterr: 3-5, 3R, 2 RBI
R 195Adam Tousley: 2-5, 2R, 5 RBI
RBI 174
BB 61Duke
SO 28Brett Bartles: 4-5,1R
LOB 810Tim Sherlock: 2-4,1R, 1 RBI
Terrible Torino, Bonds the buffoon,
and Ricky's reeling once again
Williams'2006 season
could be at risk
OPINION
JOSH FERNANDEZ
STAFF WRITER
You know, with all the non-
sense going on in the sporting
world the past week or so, I
shouldn't have had much trouble
figuring out what to write about,
which I didn't. I just couldn't
pick one thing, so I offer you a
potpourri of jaded evaluation.
The Winter Olympics alone
have supplied writers seeking
to express their opinion (dis-
dain) with a plethora of episodes
involving idiocy, cockiness and
selfishness on the part of our
American athletes.
You have Lindsey Jacobellis
pulling off tricks during snow-
board cross, costing her the gold
when she clearly was about to
win. Then there is Bode Miller,
living up to, well, nothing, since
he was hyped-up about as much
as LeBron and, so far, hasn't even
cracked fifth place in any event.
And there is the delightfully
unfortunate feud between speed
skaters Shani Davis and Chad
Hendrick over Davis' apparent
self-serving attitude.
Maybe I'm a bit cynical -
there are Americans doing well
in the winter games. But it's so
easy to be cynical when practi-
cally every news story related
to Torino focuses on something
negative relating to American
athletes. Whatever, it's just the
winter Olympics.
Then there was Barry Bonds
announcing his definite retire-
ment at theend of the 2006 season.
"I'm not playing baseball
anymore after this the San Fran-
cisco Giants star told USA Today
in a telephone interview from his
California home Sunday.
"The game isn't fun any-
more. I'm tired of all of the crap
going on. I want to play this year
out, hopefully win, and once the
season is over, go home and be
with my family
I don't really care, Barry. In
fact, I'm glad.
This guy is one of the worst
team players I've ever observed
in any sport in my entire 22-year
existence on this planet. He's
like the Kobe Bryant of baseball,
minus the championship rings.
Forget about his 708 career
homers, which, as most already
know, put him 48 away from
passing Henry Aaron, the all-time
leader. Bonds, in his soon-to-be
21-year career, hasn't led a team
to anything more than a powered
by steroids 2002 World Series loss
to the Angels. Yeah, it was an
exciting seven-game series, but I
despise Barry Bonds.
He's one of the bad guys in
baseball - not because of gambling
or cheating (although his obvious
supplement use could be consid-
ered so), he's simply just what I
said, "a bad guy Who wants to
root for a man who refuses to
sign autographs for young fans
without a hefty fee? For good-
ness sake, Barry, you're expecting
to pull in a $22 million salary
in 2006! So selfish you are, sir.
And for t hose of you who wa nt
to see the 41-year-old pass Aaron
and think he will within the
time constraints of his impend-
ing retirement, I'm sorry, but it's
not going to happen. With his
knee in a state of despair, which
will surely lead to far less at-bats,
Barry, as far as I see it, will barely
crack 30 dingers. This is sort of a
'Sosa-esque' ending to an illus-
triously anabolicized (I made up
Ricky Williams failed another drug test, though the Miami Herald reports it is not for marijuana.
that word) career.
Besides, A-Rod will most-
likely reach 800 just around the
time he's Barry's age, which is in
a bit more than 10 years. There
are players more deserving of the
home run king title than Bonds
(Albert Pujols, A-Rod and maybe
'05 HR champ Andruw Jones if
he keeps pace) and simply better
records to follow than this one
(Miguel Tejada has played in 918
consecutive games, but catching
Ripken will, in all honesty, be
supremely difficult).
But my main focal point
of this rant regards the recent
announcement that Ricky Wil-
liams tested positive once again,
though The Miami Herald has now
reported it is not marijuana.
He could likely face a one-year
see RICKY page A6
Lady Pirates fall in championship game at Pirate Invitational
ECU softball improves to
3-2 over weekend
DAVID WASKIEWICZ
SENIOR WRITER.
The ECU softball team made
their home debut last Friday as
they hosted several teams in the
Holiday Inn Express Invitational.
The Lady Pirates had won their
previous five games and were
looking to extend this streak over
the weekend.
The first game of the week-
end pitted ECU against Army.
After being hitless through three
innings, the Lady Pirates finally
got moving offensively as they
scored three runs in the top of the
fourth. Two more runs followed
in the sixth, and three in the top
of the seventh as ECU blanked
Army 7-0.
Seton Hall was the next oppo-
nent the ECU Softball team
faced last Friday. Junior Keli
Harrell took the mound for the
Lady PiTates and pitched one of
her best games, allowing only
two hits as the team went on to
another shutout 3-0.
Senior Brently Bridge-
forth and Harrell both pitched
complete games and limited
their opponents to only six hits
combined.
In the final day of the invi-
tational, the Lady Pirates faced
Towson. Once again ECU was
able to shutout their opponent
this time 5-0. The win was
their third shutout in a row and
allowed the team to advance to
the championship game to face
Michigan State.
Michigan State pitcher Rachel
Turney pitched was able to limit
ECU to only two hits and struck
out 11 on the way to a 1-0 win. The
only run of the game came in
the bottom of the fifth when
Michigan State's Meghan
Darhower hit an RBI-double
scoring teammate Elizabeth
Peterson.
ECU'S first loss of the season
was credited to Harrell, despite
only allowing four hits in the
complete game.
On the following day Ohio
came to town to face the Lady
Pirates. Despite putting forth
their best effort by forcing the
game into an extra inning,
ECU fell again, this time 8-7.
The loss put ECU'S record at 8-2
this season.
The Lady Pirates will return
to action Wednesday as they
host in-state rival N.C. State in
a double-header at 5 p.m. The
ECU softball team will
then travel on the road this
weekend to take part in the C of
C Cougar Classic in Charleston
S.C.
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saying they are between the club
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"I think Manny knows that
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Ramirez batted .292 with 45
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said during the season he didn't
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"He seems happy Ortiz
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wants to stay in Boston.
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once again. Hopefully, things
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The last time the former Heis-
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JENNIFER L HOBBS Editor In Chief
WEDNESDAY February 22, 2006
My Random Column
Fast food?
Why is it that when all else fails, we
resort to chain food stores? "The faster
the better" is what we want and even
waiting in line is waiting too long.
There have been time limits set for
places like McDonald's or Domino's,
giving costumers the ability to receive
free food if the workers do not make
the set limit. Why, in such a fast-paced
world, do we long only for cheap and
easy?
Relaxing family dinners.are not on a
college student's agenda, much less
sitting and eating. Campus dining
halls and other food places are a
place where you have time with your
friends to sit and enjoy their company
when eating.
I, personally, spend most of my dinners
at the office or sitting at my apartment.
I do not have a dining area, so I resort
to the couch or the bar top if it isn't
covered in papers. Even when I do
eat a nice, home-cooked meal (which
are few and far between) it is in these
two places.
With McDonald's and Wendy's sitting
practically on campus, it is easy to
opt for those first. Miami Subs is not
even in my thought pattern usually.
Bojangle's and Sonic are farther away
and, therefore, less visited from those
around campus.
Too bad the bad food isn't better for
you, and, similarly, too bad that the
better food isn't faster. Until we create
a teleporter to teleport food from the
restaurant to the office, I will continue
to eat the fast food.
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Pirate Rant
Opinion Columnist
'Girls Gone Wild1 meets Greenville
What about women's
rights and the image
they portray?
BENJAMIN CORMACK
CASUAL OBSERVER
There was quite a turnout
when the "Girls Gone Wild" bus
rolled into downtown Greenville
last week. One source, a guy I
know who works at one of the
clubs downtown, informed me
that at least 500 people showed
up at his downtown club, which is
double the club's capacity. Most,
if not all of them, were guys. It
seems our lady Pirates aren't as
easily enticed by a free T-shirt as
some may think. I'm afraid that I
wasn't able to go downtown and
join the "Girls Gone Wild" crew.
I have a problem with a company
who makes a lot of their business
by exploiting women.
It should also be known that,
according to my same source,
most of the girls who were down-
town when "Girls Gone Wild"
was there actually came with the
"Girls Gone Wild" crew. I can
then only assume that few, if any,
of the girls who participated were
actually ECU students. So anyone
hoping to see that young lady that
you like in class on video, don't
get your hopes up. But the whole
premise of "Girls Gone Wild"
is that it is the shenanigans of,
"college girls While these girls
may have been the average college
student age, they weren't ECU
students. So isn't this stretching
the truth a little bit?
Now before everyone goes all,
"it's my body and I'll do what I
want I think it is important that
you understand just how it is that
"Girls Gone Wild" (GGW) is actu-
ally able to make money.
The basic idea is that guys with
video cameras go around asking
girls to expose their bodies in
exchange for T-shirts, beads (during
Mardi Gras)' or something like that.
All they really need is some form of
consent in the form of a recorded
"yes" or a signed document, essen-
tially giving the company approval
to sell the images of their bodies
for their profit. The truth of the
matter is that the neither the
cameramen nor the GGW com-
pany are really obligated to
give the women anything in
exchange for the girls exposing
themselves. Why? According
to the law, exposing oneself
constitutes no expectation of
privacy. This means that the
girls who expose themselves
really have no reason to be given
anything, and they have no
claim to be given any money
if someone should sell footage
or pictures of them exposing
themselves. Thus GGW is able
to pocket billions of dollars by
selling their footage.
What makes this even harder
for me to stomach is that a judge
from Panama City, Fla. ruled in
2004 that video footage of women
under the age of 18 exposing
themselves without any physical
or sexual contact is not consid-
ered child pornography. This
basically means that anyone can
film a woman from the ages of
one to 100 exposing themselves,
sell it and it would be perfectly
legal as long as their was no sexual
content. I guess which age you
start filming at really depends on
what the market shows is popular.
Then again, I always thought that
if you filmed someone underage
in any sexual context, it was still
considered pedophilia. Hey, if it
quacks like a duck you know
the rest.
Now I hate to be critical, but
within the scope of women's
rights, doesn't this seem like a
step in the opposite direction?
Not only is GGW's target audi-
ence mostly men, the company
itself is run mostly by men.
Yet women, or rather women's
bodies, are the source for their
income. From this perspective,
it sounds almost like any other
sex-industry business. The big-
gest difference is that those
women typically receive money
for what they do, and even then
it isn't always fair; usually it is the
men who receive a bigger cut of
the money. Maybe I'm reading
too much into it, but the con-
cept of a corporation profiting
off of women as if they were a
natural resource doesn't sit well
with me. Isn't it bad enough that
seedier elements in our world
do this every day? I guess it all
just depends on how within or
outside of the law you are.
Of course, the issue of show-
ing off one's body has always been
a topic of highly heated debate.
Phrases like, "if you got it, flaunt
it and "respecting someone for
their mind" have been used to
describe people's feelings on the
issue. The fact is that the biggest
problem that comes with this
issue is how both sides have valid
points. If you feel like you are
attractive, then you should have
the freedom to dress in way that
makes you feel good about your-
self. However, wearing too little
(or showing too much, depending
on how you look at it) can some-
times divert people's attention
from you, the person, toward your
body. Some people say they like it,
while some people say they don't
but continue to dress the same
way. Frankly, there are as many
different views on this subject as
there are people. Because of this,
we all send out signals that just
get mixed-up with each other,
leaving us all a little unsure of
what to think.
I guess what it really boils
down to is that we all want to feel
wanted, admired, desired, sexy,
appreciated what have you. The
question is how far are you willing
to go to feel that way. I believe
that if you go too far, you'll end-
up feeling the exact opposite of
what you initially wanted. You
have to decide what makes you
happy, and in the end you are
the one who decides how to be
happy. What brings on the cheers
of others may not always be some-
thing that you would want to
cheer about, especially if you had
to watch yourself doing it.
If none of that makes any sense,
let me put it to you this way:
I've talked to a lot of guys
since GGW came and went, and
they've all said the same things.
They want to buy the tape just so
they can, "see how stupid those
girls acted Others want to see
if they can find someone they
know on the tape or if they can
identify the girls while walking
around the campus. Just thought
you ladies would like to know
that. So if you did or ever want to
get on a GGW tape, I really hope
the T-shirt wasis worth it, even
though it really isn't.
In My Opinion
(KRT) When discussing
economic policies it is important
to not let rhetoric overpower real-
ity. That happened in a recent,
much-reprinted New York Times
article that argued "endless fields
of corn in the Midwest can be
distilled into endless gallons of
ethanol that could end any
worldwide oil shortage and free
the United States from depen-
dence on foreign energy
The story went on to discuss
how much energy goes into pro-
ducing ethanol. But it failed to
substantiate its lead assertion of
"endless gallons of ethanol" that
might "free the United States"
from oil imports.
The United States is an agri-
cultural powerhouse, but even
common crops like corn are not
endless. In 2004, we harvested
just under 12 billion bushels of
corn, the most in several years.
One bushel of corn yields about
2.7 gallons of ethanol. So if we
processed all the corn we pro-
duce, we would have 32 billion
gallons of fuel alcohol.
That sounds like a lot, but we
also have a large country with
many vehicles. We burn approxi-
mately 14 million barrels per
day of petroleum-based "motor
fuels That is about 588 million
gallons per day or 215 billion
gallons per year. It sounds like a
lot in absolute terms, but with a
population nearing 300 million,
it averages less than 2 gallons per
person per day.
Processing all corn grown
in the U.S. into alcohol would
cover about 55 days' worth of
driving. That is a significant
amount, but it is far from a level
that "could end any worldwide
oil shortage
Yes, corn acreage could be
expanded. Yes, other crops such
as barley and wheat can also be
used to produce ethanol. Yes,
crop yields will continue to
increase with improved technol-
ogy. And yes, nongrain crops
such as pasture or range grasses
could go into ethanol production.
The point is, however, that
even with massive increases in
alcohol production and substantial
increases in vehicle mileage, It is
not likely that biofuels will replace
fossil fuels for decades, if ever.
While biofuels are less envi-
ronmentally harmful than petro-
leum fuels, they are not benign.
Even at current acreages, corn
production consumes fuel and
fertilizer and entails soil erosion.
Extending fuel crop production
onto marginal land would exac-
erbate these problems.
As petroleum becomes scarcer
and we seek effective ways to
limit pollution, biofuels are
likely to play an increasingly
important role in our economy.
If we implement prudent policies,
increases in biofuel use can be
economically efficient and make
our society better off. Such poli-
cies would include incentives to
reduce energy use and to develop
energy saving technology. They
would not mandate arbitrary
levels of any specific technol-
ogy including ethanol or diesel
fuel derived from soy or other
vegetable oils.
But we should not get car-
ried away with our own rheto-
ric. Grain-derived fuel alcohol
is not a panacea for all energy
and environmental prob-
lems. Deluding ourselves into
thinking that it is will lead
us to policies that will harm
our society rather than help it.
To the two people arguing about Kanye West
at UNCW and how we don't get anyone good,
why are you only arguing about rappers? There
are other good musicians who aren't rappers
like Ryan Adams, Dave Matthews, Beck, O.A.R
or Jack Johnson. These are a few people ECU
should try to get. The world does not revolve
around hip-hop music.
I voted for Bush and I support him, but letting
Arabs control six major ports in this country is
completely stupid. It is like letting the fox guard
then hen house.
I hate how some of the girls at ECU carry on
the loudest conversations with each other about
personal things that should be kept to them-
selves. I would like to eat or brush my teeth in
peace without hearing about your drama.
I enjoyed the positive comment about Greeks on
Tuesday's rant. Can we stop all this anti-Greek
BS? You're not being forced to join one.
I'm throwing a chemistry notes burning party
when I graduate so keep a heads up on Facehook
to come and join me!
OK, I'm tired of the cold weather; I'm ready
for shorts and T's and I'm sure everyone else
is too!
Half an inch of ice and a little snow is not that
bad. It takes at least six inches to shut schools
in Ohio and most northern places. You people
are wimps. Just slow down and learn to drive
and everything will be OK.
What happened to the days when Pirate Rants
were funny, interesting and not full of so many
hateful comments. Come on guys, you can t
complain about everything, especially when
we know it can't be resolved. Let's go back to
the simple and hilarious bickering that made
us laugh while we strolled on campus.
I had a nightmare last night I was a blonde!
To those of you who choose to park along Sixth
Street near the Rivers Building you seriously
need to learn how to properly parallel park! You
do not need half of a car length to pull out of
a parking spot, and if you do, you don't need
to park there.
I agree that students should get the book loan
program. Where I went as an undergrad had a
book rental system and it was great. I got here
to ECU and said WTF! Books should be made
more economically available than they are
now. I wonder who is paying whom to keep it
like it is now.
Hippies don't help the world (see 1960s and
all the chaos therein). Dreadlocks look good
on black people, but not on white people.
Corporate America is good because it creates
useful products and jobs when economically
feasible. Mother Earth will be fine. Leave your
Febreze at home. Oh and newsflash, wash your
clothes so you won't need Febreze. Barbie and
Ken don't do much, but at least Barbie provides
some eye candy.
I have not seen stats proving that Greeks have a
better GPA than the average ECU student.
No but seriously, I'm in love with a stripper.
To all the people who are in a fraternity or soror-
ity on campus You are not actually Greek
you know that right? Greece is a country in
Europe; people who come from or live tnere
are Greek.
Seriously TEC, whoever the heck you have in
charge this year, get it together. Fix your front
page. Your sports page is still somewhat decent
at least. I'll check that out.
The hippies are here, relax. Not everyone con-
forms to some cookie cutter image. Learn to
love someone before you judge a person on
what they wear.
Don't you hate it when someone really sucks
up to his or her professor? Usually it's a girl and
she always has to have a word with the profes-
sor after class.
I have the top class rank, but I'm not Greek. So
therefore there's no correlation between getting
good grades and being Greek. It depends on if
the student is a hard worker. There are both lazy
non-Greeks and lazy Greeks.
You know what gets me? The confederate soldier
statue has been sitting in front of the courthouse
since 1914 and the issue of removing it has just
now come up. Why now?
ECU has a softball team! You may not have
heard since they don't get any media attention,
but these ladies are 8-2 and playing great soft-
ball. Come support them at the game against
N.C. State Wednesday at 5 p.m.
I think if curling can be considered an Olympic
sport, why not beer pong?
What pizza at Destination 360? They got rid
of that this semester along with all the other
good stuff like the wraps and the quesadillas,
etc. I don't think they took into consideration
the fact that we liked that stuff the best when
they ripped it away from us. Bring back the
quesadillas!
I would like to thank the administrators of this
school for advising us students about the foul
weather conditions Monday. Is anyone else
scarred that the red banner on the homepage
was missing advising students about the snow
or did they not care?
Anyone remember "Fraggle Rock"? What a
great show
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East Carolina's student-run campus newspaper was first published in 1923 as the East Carolina Teachers College News (1923-1925). It has been re-named as The Teco Echo (1925, 1926-1952), East Carolinian (1952-1969), Fountainhead (1969-1979), and The East Carolinian (1969, 1979-present). It includes local, state, national, and international stories with a focus on campus events.
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