The East Carolinian, February 28, 2006
Volume 81 Number 52
February 28, 2006
the gap
A tool for campus
The Pirate Connection Pro-
gram is an innovative way for
students to connect with a vari-
ety of organizations and clubs
and a good source for organiza-
tions to spread to word about
their group.
The program started
last summer as a jtool for
incoming freshmen to gain a
sense of belonging to the uni-
versity before the start of the
A survey was created with
a large variety of organizations
and clubs available at ECU to
find out what types of orga-
nizations students would find
Approximately 86 percent of
incoming freshmen completed
the survey last summer, which
suggests that a large number of
students want to become active
in some type of activity outside
of their class work.
Al Smith, assistant vice chan-
cellor for student development,
said, "This reflects a national
trend that students are looking
to get involved in civic and social
responsibilities s
Following the survey 8
responses, the organizations
send out a letter to let students
know more information about
their organization, usually
within 14 days of the start of
the school year.
Rather than just informing
students during orientation and
the Get a Clue program that is
normally during the first month
of the fall semester, the Pirate
Connection is an additional
method available to spread the
word about these organiza-
Smith said that according
to research on retention rates,
the first few weeks of school are
crucial, in making the student
feel welcome.
"We want our students to
be involved in educational,
purposeful activities right at
the start of their college career
Smith said.
Also, commuter students
andor students who live more
than 100 miles away have
lower retention rates. Exposing
these students to activities and
organizations can help increase
or stabilize enrollment.
Being a part of an organiza-
tion is a "life shaping" experi-
ence in college and is "like a
relationship in which you have
to be involved and engaged
Smith said.
Upperclassmen should use
the Pirate Connection as a
method of getting involved in
more organizations or joining a
group for the first time.
This program can also be
used as a recruiting method for
clubs and organizations wanting
to increase their membership.
One of the big problems with
this is letting all the organiza-
tions know about the program
and what a big asset it could be to
them, according to Smith. Smith
said that students expressed
interest in all clubs that were on
the survey.
Last summer, about 36 out
of 280 organizations and clubs
were listed on the Pirate Connec-
tion survey. Smith said they are
trying to increase that number
this year.
Funding is also available to
new organizations or to clubs
who have activities planned for
their group.
Organizations still have the
opportunity to receive fund-
ing and to let the student body
know about their organization
by being a part of the Pirate
To receive funding for
your organization, register
with the Office of Organiza-
tions and Activities by Feb. 28.
Organizations have until March
15 to get on the Pirate Connec-
'I Hope They Serve Beer in Heir
Tucker Max is an icon to
many college students
Though Max made a best-seller out of partying, he also holds various degrees from multiple schools.
Senior wins $1,000
scholarship for 2006
Internet legend Max Tucker
has taken his ability of story-tell-
ing a step further.
With the continued increase
of an already impressive fan
base, Max compiled a book of 27
of his most outlandish personal
exploits and titled it Hope They
Serve Beer in Hell.
The book, which was pub-
lished earlier this year, chronicles
Max's wild stories of belligerence
and debauchery and invites read-
ers to experience each tale as if
they were right there with Max
every step of the way.
Interestingly enough, the
premise for the book stemmed
from a bet while Max was work-
ing toward hisJ.D. at Duke Law
School. As a result of the bet, was created and
once Max had gained somewhat
of a following, he began to post
what were originally e-mails to
his friends relaying his experi-
ences the night before. Max's fol-
lowing increased significantly as
a result and the stories of exces-
sive drinking, relentless partying
and sexual conquests ultimately
transcribed into his book that Is
now climbing the New York Times
Best-Seller list.
Naturally, Max has critics,
especially those college students
that make up most of his fan
base who see their own weekend
excursions in his tales. However,
it is Max's writing style and unde-
niable wit that have catapulted
him to success.
Max does not let his readers
forget his ivy-like education. He
holds a B.A. from the University
of Chicago, which he achieved in
three years with honors, no less,
and aJ.D. from Duke Law School,
which he received on a full aca-
demic scholarship. Although
many see irony in Max's situa-
tion, noting his divergence from
these degrees, it is he who made
the most out of simply being
When asked about the claims
that the true message of the book
is for one to be himself, Max
responded accordingly.
"The message developed on
its own. I really just don't let
other people dictate my behav-
ior said Max.
It is apparent that Max is
highly interested in pleasing
himself before others in reading
his accounts and it is difficult
to see him strive to produce a
theme of morality throughout
the book while he finds pure
joy in making fun of fat women,
for example, and having no
regard for the consequences of
his actions. Still, many see an
underlying message that is more
telling of Max than his actual
Regardless of the message,
Max has achieved undeni-
able success. He has gained an
extraordinary fan base in both
men and women. Pictures on
Max's Web site show military
men overseas holding a sign that
reads "Max Tucker for President
He has received recognition by
The Wall Street Journal, The
New York Times and Playboy. A
according to his publicist, "The
Daily Show Jay Leno, David
Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel
see BEER page A3
Organization receives funds
Scholarship given by
Women in Transportation
Samantha Ficzko, ECU senior,
was awarded a $1,000 Women
in Transportation scholarship
by the Women in Transporta-
tion Seminar North Carolina
The Women in Transporta-
tion organization is dedicated to
the advancement of women in
the fields of transportation and
urban planning, which are both
heavily dominated by men.
Ficzko was a strong candidate
for the scholarship with a double
major in urban and regional
planning and communication
with a concentration in public
The requirements for the
scholarship include being a
I female studying transportation
or a closely related field, such as
I planning. The student was also
I required to submit an application
I letter including their experience
and education related to trans-
portation and their goals and
ambitions for the future.
The scholarship was applied
to Ficzko's spring 2006 tuition
bill. Ficzko was also nominated
for the Women in Transporta-
tion undergraduate leadership
Dr. Mohamad Kashef, assis-
tant professor in the department
of planning, gave her the nomi-
Kashef was also gave her the
chance to apply for the $1,000
scholarship by giving her details
and encouraging her to apply.
Ficzko was inspired to apply
for this scholarship after hear-
see SENIOR page A3
ECU VOICE and the Office of Student Experiences presented a check on Sunday for $14,000.
It was received by Student Life, Family Violence Program of Pitt County, the Mayor and the
Chief of Police. The check was donated to the Family Violence Program in honor of V-Day, a
global movement to stop violence against women and girls through the performance of The
Vagina Monologues. V-Day generates awareness, raises money and promotes creative events.
How much does your GPA really matter?
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian. com.
( Stud-
ies have shown college graduates
earn up to 75 percent more than
people with just a high school
diploma. So students earn good
grades, study for the SATs and rack
up an impressive list of extracur-
ricular in their quest for that oh-
so-important acceptance letter.
But now that you're in, can
you relax? Just how important
are your college grades to future
employers? Are those long hours
at the library and those all-night
study sessions really worth it?
Keeping your grade point
average (GPA) up can be vital to
your academic success. Slacking
off could land you on academic
probation or the university could
yank your scholarship. Plus,
according to the U.S. News and
World Report, maintaining a high
GPA is crucial to those who dream
of attending top graduate schools
like Harvard medical school (3.8
average GPA), Yale law (3.9) or
Stanford business school (3.6).
Thankfully, most employ-
ers don't enforce these same
academic standards on their
applicants. According to the
National Association of Colleges
and Employers' "Job Outlook
2005" survey, 70 percent of
hiring managers do report screen-
ing applicants based on their GPA,
but the largest group says
they use a 3.0 as their cutoff.
All other factors being
equal, an employer is more
likely to choose the candidate
with stellar grades, but that
doesn't mean a so-so student
can't land a competitive job
with a prestigious company.
Employers understand
that students have different
circumstances. Employers do
take a university's reputation
into consideration, but they
also understand working to
pay your way through school,
extracurricular involvement and
extenuating circumstances can
lower your academic marks.
Having relevant experience
like internships is key to get-
ting ahead in today's cutthroat
job market. Luckily, a superior
GPA from a top-ranked uni-
versity isn't required to get an
internship, according to the
Princeton Review. Internship
coordinators look for candidates
with a go-getter attitude, .some-
thing that can be expressed in a
cover letter and interview-not a
resume or transcript.
Although employers may no
automatically cut you for your
low grades, leaving your GPA off
of your resume completely may
do you more harm than good. If
you're a new grad and omit your
GPA from your resume, you might
find employers warily wondering
how terrible your grades really
are. One career adviser even said
if there's no GPA on a resume,
he automatically assumes it's
under a 3.0. And it should go
without saying that you should
never lie and tell an employer
you have better grades than
you really do.
If your GPA falls below
your dream employer's mini-
mum standards, you do have
options. Again, leaving the
figure out isn't wise, but you
should emphasize your academic
strengths as much as possible.
Luckily, some business schools
and other graduate programs pay
closer attention to the grades you
earned during your junior and
senior years than to your overall
transcript .This can really help out
people who are struggling to raise
their averages after a rough
transition into college life.
Another option is to list your
major GPA, or your average
grades for only the classes
taken in your major. offers
these tips for choosing which
GPA to include: If your major
GPA is higher than a 3.0,
and your overall grades fall below
that cutoff, only list your major
average. If both averages are
higher than a 3.0 and your
major GPA is at least three-tenths
of a point higher than your
overall average, feel free to
list both. Always round
to the nearest tenth of point.
And remember what
President George W. Bush told
a group of graduates in 2001:
"To all the C-students, I say,
you too can be president
of the United States
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RACHEL KING News Editor CLAIRE MURPHY Assistant News Editor
TUESDAY February 28,2006
Cultural Outreach
season schedule
The S. Rudolph Alexander
Performing Arts Series, ECU'S
flagship performing arts series,
annually presents a season of
nine of the world's top orchestras,
ballet companies, jazz artists,
soloists, modern dance
ensembles, Broadway shows,
opera companies, chamber
ensembles and pop artists.
The Family Fare Series features
kid-centered cultural excursions
for the entire family. This series
features four curriculum-based
performances by the nation's
finest young-audience touring
companies. The season is
currently underway and will
continue through April.
For more information, call 328-
4788 or 1-800-ECU-ARTS
2006 majors fair
Wednesday, March 1 from 10:30
a.m. -1:30 p.m. on first floor Bate.
Take another step toward your
career decision. There are more
than 100 majors at ECU; attend
the fair to learn more about them.
This program is sponsored
by the Academic Enrichment
Center, the Academic Advising
and Support Center, the Career
Center, Campus Living and the
Office of Student Experiences.
For ticket information, contact
the Academic Enrichment Center
at 328-2645 or visit Brewster B-
Storybook Theatre,
My HeroReachlng
for the Stars!
Back by popular demandl
Following their successful debut
at Wrlgrlt Auditorium last year,
ECU'S Storybook Theatre returns
March 4 at 2 p.m. in Wright
Auditorium with stories about
ordinary youngsters who make
extraordinary contributions to the
world. Purchase subscriptions
by Oct. 8 for best options. Family
Pass (four tickets to each show)
$96, Public Subscription (one
adult ticket to each show) $30,
ECU facultystaff Subscription
(one adult ticket to each snow)
$25, ECU StudentYouth
Subscription (one student
youth ticket to each show) $20.
Advance individual tickets, if
available, may be purchased
beginning Oct. 17 and cost $9
public, $8 ECU facultystaff, $6
ECU studentsyouth. All tickets
at the door are $9. Tickets are
required. For more information,
contact the Central Ticket Office
at 328-4788 or 1-800-ECU-
Bachelor of
Science degree
In Rehabilitation
March 15 is the application
deadline for students
interested in pursuing
a BS degree In Rehabilitation
Services. Applications
can be obtained online at
ecu.edurehb or from the
Department of Rehabilitation
Studies, 312 Belk
Building.If you have
any questions regarding the
degree, contact Dr. Martha
Chapin at 328-4424.
PRSSA teams up
with MAC Cosmetics
ECU'S Public Relations
Student Society of America
is bringing MAC Cosmetics
to Wright Plaza March 2 from
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The Wright
display is part of the PRSSA-
sponsored campaign to help
promote MAC'S Culturebloom
Makeover Event March 4 at
Belk's MAC counter In Colonial
Mall of Greenville. Students can
schedule appointments and
browse the limited edition spring
line at the PRSSA table outside
of Wright Plaza. Students can
begin scheduling appointments
now by calling the MAC counter
at 758-7540.
Japan Center East
hosts "Trip to Japan"
On March 1, Japan Center East
is holding a free presentation
called "Experience Japan from
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Willis
Building. The event will include
a slide presentation on Japan
and Information on an economy
trip to Japan being offered in
2006. For more Information or to
reserve a seat, contact Chlkako
Massey at 737-1352.
N.C. electronic health records
SAUGERT1ES, NY. (AP) - Some day,
paper records will disappear from the
doctor's office, scrawled prescriptions
slips will be history, patient histories
will pop up on screens in seconds.
For now, high-tech access looks
more like what Dr. Eugene Heslin has
at his family practice in the Hudson
Valley. From a laptop computer on his
desk, he checks a cancer patient's
hematology report from one lab and
an X-ray report on another patient;
tasks that used to require phone
calls or paper files. The beauty of the
system Is I can pull lab data for two
or three different hospitals Heslin
said. The doctor's office is involved in
a federally funded effort to figure out
how to create a system in which every
American has an electronic medical
record. The Bush administration
wants to make the conversion by
2014, aiming to reduce medical errors
and save lives. But first researchers
in the Hudson Valley and 11 other
areas around the country are trying
to answer some basic questions: How
will the system work? How will a lab in
Wichita communicate with a doctor in
Washington? How do you encourage
doctors to sign on? "We do believe
this Is going to happen said Neil de
Crescenzo, a vice president with IBM
Business Consulting Services, which
is involved the project "It's just going
to happen in smaller chunks, which
hopefully will become larger and
larger chunks
In November, the Department of
Health and Human Services awarded
$18.6 million in contracts to four
groups to create electronic health
information network prototypes. The
IBM-led consortium is working in the
Hudson Valley and two areas'in North
Carolina, in Rockingham County and
Research Triangle Park. The hospitals
aren't trying to shirk away from their
responsibility to do this.
Given the cost and controversies, the
government Is taking a step-by-step
approach. IBM in the Hudson Valley is
working with the Taconic Independent
Physicians Association, which already
Is rolling out a secure, Web-based
system that allows Heslin and some
500 other doctors share electronic
information with participating labs and
hospitals. Federal officials hope these
sorts of incentives will spur doctors
and hospitals to make the changeover.
Dr. David Brailer, appointed by Bush to
coordinate the government's health
information technology, said using
taxpayer money to "subsidize" the
changeover is not being considered.
'We basically are saying that this
is going to cost a lot of money de
Crescenzo said. "But then again, It
took a lot of money to build out the
infrastructure for the banking system.
But I don't see anybody complaining
about that The yearlong contract
runs through the fall. Brailer hopes the
government will be closer to a system
architecture that allows hospitals, labs
and doctors to share information.
Consumer access and security issues
are also being looked at he said. Then
government officials will fund another
round of demonstration projects. "A
lot of communities are on the fence
watching this, seeing where they need
to head said Dr. John Blair, president
and chief executive officer of Taconic
IPA. "So this is going to have a big
College high school
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Sixteen-year-
old Lilians Marquez admits that
starting at noon instead of the more
traditional 8 am. was one of the Initial
perks of Middle College High School
at Durham Technical Community
College. But when the 11th-grader
from Hillsborough learned she'd
have to come In early to take college
courses through Durham Tech, she
wasn't deterred from staying. "I like
the smaller classes said Marquez,
who went to Orange High School last
year. "It's not as crowded. I like that"
Marquez and about 50 other students
from the Orange County, Chapel Hill-
Carrboro and Durham school systems
are reaping the benefits of classes with
as few as three students at the school,
which is housed at the community
college's Durham campus.
And students say the fledgling program
has blossomed from something a
little bit disorganized to a haven for
students who crave smaller classes
and better relationships with teachers.
"Although it was a little disorganized
at the beginning, the faculty are doing
a good job of getting this together
said Mario Boni, 17. "It's working out all
right" A collaboration among the three
local school districts, Middle College
opened, it seemed, almost on a whim.
Planners didn't hire a principal until
late spring, leaving little time to recruit
students. The school had room for 100
juniors, but only enrolled 38 by the time
of the opening.
By January, the school's enrollment
had jumped to 48, and officials hope
to have at least twice that next year.
Of the 48,10 are from Chapel Hill-
Carrboro, 11 are from Orange County
and 27 are from Durham. School
officials are now enrolling a new class
of juniors for next fall, along with more
seniors. "It's about getting the word
out Principal Charles Nolan said. "We
couldve waited a year to open, and
fill this whole school up. But we are
ambitious, and it turned out great It's a
great program Students at the school
are on a block schedule, meaning they
take four longer-length classes each
semester. The students have access
to the same Durham Tech resources
as college students. They research in
the library, eat lunch in the cafeteria
and use the computer labs. The first
semester, the school was a little bit
more like their old high schools.
The students took only high school
courses In four classrooms in a
Durham Tech hallway. They all arrived
at 12:30 and left at 5:30. Keith Sweezy
takes psychology and trigonometry
through Durham Tech. The classes,
he said, are similar to ones he used to
take at East Chapel Hill High School,
except he's earning college credit.
And his English class, which is a
high school course, has only eight
"At East, it could get up to 30 people
said Sweezy, 17. "It's a lot easier to have
seminar types of course discussions
With the potential to take eight college
courses a year, students could, in
theory, come close to earning an
associate's degree while in high
school, Nolan noted. Unlike college,
however, the classes are free to the
students. "Once I tell parents, they're
like, 'Why havent I heard this before?'
Nolan said. "Once they know, they
dont need any more convincing
Church shooting
DETROIT (AP) - A man opened fire
at a church service Sunday, killing
an 18-year-old woman and wounding
her child before shooting another
man outside, according to police and
broadcast reports.
Second Deputy Police Chief James
Tate confirmed that three people
were shot, one fatally, at Zion Hope
Missionary Baptist Church, about
11 a.m.
The child did not have life-threatening
injuries, WWJ-AM reported. The third
victim, who was shot when trying to
protect his wife from a carjacking
attempt by the shooter, was in critical
condition, the station said.
Church members helped police
identify a suspect, Tate said. Officers
were looking for Kevin Lorenzo
Collins, 24, who is considered armed
and dangerous.
The shooting was the result of a
domestic dispute, Tate said.
"Church had begun, and shots rang
out" he said. After summoning help,
church members continued the
They didn't let this incident stop the
reason why they came to church he
said. They came to worship
People In the news
NEW YORK (AP) - The Sopranos"
will definitely be taken out next year,
the show's creator said, though he
cant say it wont hit the big screen
at some point.
"It may be that In two or three or four
years I could be sitting around and get
an idea for a really great 'Sopranos'
movie David Chase told The New
York Times in a joint Interview with
James Gandolflni, star of the HBO
series. "I don't think that will happen.
But If one morning somebody woke
up and said this would make a really
good, concise, contained 'Sopranos'
story, I wouldnt rule that out
Chase, also the series' executive
producer, and Gandolflni reflected
on the show and the trajectory of
Its central character, mobster Tony
Soprano, in an article appearing in
Sunday's editions.
Gandolfinl's character never crossed
the line into killing family members,
except to spare a cousin a worse
death by enemies.
"I think there's a place Tony knows that
if he goes to, he's not coming back,
and that's the place Gandolflni said.
"If you siart killing family members,
what's next?"
The newest 12-episode season will
begin March 12. The Emmy-winning
show, which began airing in 1999,
is to wrap up with eight episodes
starting next January.
NEW YORK (AP)- Richard Gere fears
that Asia will be "lost" if the AIDS
epidemic hits India hard.
The actor and AIDS activist is traveling
to the subcontinent this week along
with President Bush. Gere may not
agree with Bush on everything, but he
"certainly can praise him" for bringing
attention to AIDS In India, the actor
said on ABC News' This Week" on
The president of the United States
coming there In a world where he's
seemingly obsessed with terrorism,
clearly obsessed with it, and talking
about HIVAIDS in the same breath,
in the same paragraph, extremely
important Gere said.
Bush has said he hopes to address
the AIDS crisis with Indian Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh.
"India Is a country that I care about
deeply Gere said. 'We're talking
about a population in India that is
close to a billion people. If this crisis
hits them to the degree it's expected
to, we've lost Asia
LONDON (AP)- Best-selling novelist
and former Conservative Party official
Jeffrey Archer acknowledged Sunday
that his political career was over after
he served a two-year jail sentence
for perjury.
Archer, former deputy chairman of the
main opposition Conservative Party,
contirmed In a television Interview
that he had rejoined a local branch of
the party since leaving prison. But he
said It was unlikely he would take his
place in the House of Lords, Britain's
unelected upper chamber.
"I'm not taking any interest in politics.
I'm not involved in politics In any
way. My life is in writing now Archer
told British Broadcasting Corp.
Archer left prison in 2003 after serving
two years for perjury and obstructing
justice. He was convicted of lying
during his successful 1987 libel
action against Britain's Daily Star
newspaper, which claimed he had
hired a prostitute.
A tireless fundraiser for the party, he
was honored with a life peerage in
1992. But the Conservatives expelled
him in 2000 after he admitted asking
a friend to lie for him during the libel
Archer is internationally known as the
author of novels including "Kane and
Abel" and "First Among Equals
Saddam Hussein trial
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Saddam
Hussein's lawyers are asking for
a delay in his trial because of the
turmoil that swept Baghdad after the
bombing of a Shiite shrine, one of his
lawyers said Sunday. A court official
said a postponement was possible
for the next session on Tuesday.
The defense team's request comes
amid sectarian violence and
movement restrictions after the
bombing Wednesday of a revered
Shiite Muslim shrine in Samarra and
ensuing reprisal attacks on Sunni
mosques and clerics across Iraq.
More than 200 people have been
"We have asked for a delay because
of the security situation. It will be
difficult for our colleagues to attend
and there is a curfew as well said
Khamls al-Obeidi, one of Saddam's
lawyers. "We have asked the court
and are still waiting for an answer
Some of Saddam's lawyers, among
them foreigners, will have to fly into
the country.
The government imposed a daytime
curfew in Baghdad and three nearby
province in the three days after the
shrine bombing. On Sunday, the
curfew was lifted but driving was
banned in Baghdad and its suburbs.
Officials said roads would reopen
Judge Raid Juhi, a court spokesman,
said he believed the next trial session
might be put off if the situation
continued unchanged. "In the end
it Is the decision of the chief judge
he said.
Saddam and co-defendants have
been on trial since Oct. 19 In the killing
of nearly 150 people from the town of
Dujail after a 1982 assassination
attempt against Saddam there. They
face death by hanging If convicted.
The trial has been dogged by the
assassination of two defense lawyers,
replacement of the chief judge and
criticism by international human
rights groups questioning whether
Saddam can get a fair trial in Iraq's
polarized climate.
Al-Obeidi, the lawyer, said Saddam
and some of his co-defendants had
ended a hunger strike they started
two days before the last trial session
on Feb. 14. Members of the defense
team also met with their clients for the
first time In weeks, he said, without
giving a specific day.
He added that members of the
defense team planned to return to
court when the trial resumes.
The trial has been repeatedly
disrupted since it began. The first
chief judge stepped down last month
amid charges of political interference
in the case and criticism accusing him
of failing to control the proceedings.
Two defense attorneys have been
Chief prosecutor Jaafar al-Moussawl,
who confirmed that some of the
defense lawyers met with their clients
recently, said the next trial session
will Include reading the testimony of
six witnesses and presenting more
documentary evidence.
The court has heard 26 prosecution
witnesses, mostly recounting their
imprisonment and torture at the
intelligence service headquarters
in Baghdad, Abu Ghraib prison and
a desert detention camp near the
Saudi border.
None linked Saddam directly to their
ordeal, but some witnesses identified
his half brother Barzan Ibrahim, who
also is on trial, as having personally
taken part in their torture.
Another defendant, former Vice
President Taha Yassin Ramadan, was
linked by witnesses to the destruction
of Dujail's orchards and farm fields.
Iran nuclear
BUSHEHR, Iran (AP) - Iran's nuclear
chief said an agreement was reached
with Moscow on Sunday to set up
a joint uranium enrichment facility
on Russian soil, a deal that could
assuage global concerns that Tehran
wants to build atomic bombs.
The plan proposed by Russia is
backed by the United States and
European Union.
The agreement was announced
after a meeting between Russian
nuclear chief Sergei Klriyenko and
Gholamreza Aghazadeh, head of the
Atomic Energy Organization of Iran
and the country's vice president
The two countries "reached a basic
agreement on the creation of a
joint venture (to enrich uranium)
Aghazadeh told a news conference.
The International Atomic Energy
Agency's 35-nation board of
governors is scheduled to meet
March 6 to consider what to do about
Iran's recent resumption of nuclear
activity. The meeting could start a
process leading to punishment by
the U.N. Security Council, which has
the authority to impose economic and
political sanctions on Iran.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey
Lavrovwas quoted by Russian media
as saying Moscow will continue its
talks with Iran until the March 6 IAEA
board meeting in an effort to resolve
the crisis.
Moscow has been struggling to
persuade Tehran to reinstate a
moratorium on uranium enrichment
and agree to shift its enrichment
program to Russian territory to
ease world concerns it could divert
enriched uranium to a weapons
program. Enriched uranium can be
used for both nuclear energy and
Kiriyenko said Moscow would Insist
on resolving the Iranian nuclear
dispute within the IAEA, Russia's
RIA Novosti news agency reported.
Russia is one of the five permanent
Security Council members with veto
power over any resolution.
Russia has said its enrichment offer
was contingent on Iran reinstating the
moratorium on domestic enrichment,
but Iran has rejected such a link and
in the past insisted on its right to
enrich uranium domestically.
Kiriyenko was quoted by Russian
media as saying the joint enrichment
venture In Russia was just "one
of the elements in the complex of
issues related to the Iranian nuclear
Asefi played down a secret nuclear
project that U.S. intelligence has
linked to warhead design, saying it
would offer information on it to the
"We will discuss the issue, and
the rumors surrounding It, with the
agency. It is not very sensitive or
ambiguous Asefi told reporters at a
news conference when asked about
the secret "Green Salt Project
Public mention of the "Green Salt
Project" first surfaced in an IAEA
report drawn up earlier this month
for a meeting of the agency's board
of governors. The meeting ended
with the board reporting Tehran to
the Security Council over concerns it
could be hiding a nuclear weapons
Asefi reiterated that Iran would
continue its nuclear fuel research
activities and would not give in its
rights under pressure and "bullying
He said his country expects the next
IAEA board session to be held on
a "nonpolitical, independent and
professional" basis.
Educators struggle to attract black men to campuses
(KRT) Chris Catching says
that African-American men are
being left behind.
A doctoral student in educa-
tion at Rutgers University, he
doesn't think higher education
knows what to do with black
men. So he wants to show them.
He's studying his fellow students
and learning why they are stay-
ing in school.
"So much of the research
focuses on the pathological
Catching said. Instead, they
should find out what works, he
Nationwide, women earn the
lion's share of college degrees
among African-Americans. The
gender gap has been growing for
years, and educators have been
grasping for ways to close it.
According to the U.S. Census
Bureau, 68 percent of all bacca-
laureate degrees awarded nation-
wide to African-Americans are
given to women. In New Jersey,
the figure is 67 percent. African-
American women graduate at
a higher rate than their male
counterparts. In addition, 52 per-
cent of African-American women
graduate from college within six
years in New Jersey, compared
with 40 percent of black men,
according to statistics collected
by the National Collegiate Ath-
letic Association.
"It's just a very complex prob-
lem. One of the things I know
about boys is for boys, it's just not
cool. It's just not macho to get an
education, to speak properly, to
be the top of the class. Among
our boys, it's just not macho to be
that person said Carey Jenkins,
founder of Operation Link-Up, a
program that helps children in
the Paterson, N.J schools attend
Jenkins has 27 students
attending Syracuse University,
but only five of them are men.
Jenkins said there are a lot
of messages in the media and in
the classroom that discourage
African-American boys, who can
feel out of place in school.
"I think a negative message is
being sent out to boys he said.
"There just seem to be more posi-
tive role models for girls, more
women who are out there who
are doing something
Jesse Gray attends Syracuse
University with 26 of his peers
from the Paterson schools. But
he's only one of five male stu-
dents there from his school
district. He joined Operation
Link-Up as a freshman at John F.
Kennedy High School. He always
knew he would go to college,
even though he was the first in
his family.
"I wanted to get a good edu-
cation and you can't expect to
get out of high school and just
have a great job waiting for you
said Gray, a freshman study-
ing mechanical engineering.
He noticed quite quickly there
weren't many other African-
American boys following his
"Looking around every year
since grade school, there's always
been a lot more girls Gray said.
But the gap only made him more
determined to succeed.
"It was a little added pressure
because there were only (a few)
boys there; you had to hold your
end of the bargain Gray said.
The college gender gap isn't
limited to African-Americans,
even though the disparity
between black men and women
is the largest. According to the
U.S. Department of Education,
women make up 56 percent of
all college students. It's a gap
that's been growing for nearly
three decades. The department
estimates that if trends continue,
3 million more women than men
will be in college by 2014.
At Rutgers' New Brunswick
campus, the NCAA reports 619
African-American men attended
the college between 1998 and
2002, but only 54 percent gradu-
ated within six years.
Meanwhile, 1,112 women
attended the school, and 64 per-
cent graduated.
Princeton University had the
highest graduation rate in New
Jersey for both black men and
women. The Ivy League school
saw 91 percent of African-Ameri-
can men and 95 percent of Afri-
can-American women graduate
within six years.
None of the 17 African-Amer-
ican men who attended Feli-
cian College in Bergen County
graduated within six years,
giving it the lowest graduation
rate for black men. New Jersey
City University had the lowest
graduation rate for African-
American women, where only
34 percent graduated within six
Sandra Timmons of Hacken-
sack, N.J president of A Better
Chance, an organization that
places talented young minori-
ties in demanding public and
private secondary schools, said
she's noticed the percentage of
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Childcare facilities for students
and faculty proposed at meeting
Nancy Lee speaks on behalf of the child development department.
Funding for building to
house students'and
faculty's children
Nancy Lee of the child devel-
opment and family relations
department spoke about a pro-
posal for students and faculty
with children at the SGA meet-
ing on Monday afternoon.
This would allow more indi-
viduals the opportunity to con-
tinue their education without
being concerned with hiring
someone to take care of their
The faculty would house
approximately 150-200 children.
The project would cost anywhere
between $2 million to $2.5 mil-
To pay for the cost of the
building, a possible increase in
tuition of $3-5 for each student
was a suggestion.
Lee asked the administration
to consider funding to the pro-
gram, keep the program running
and help fund students with
The children would also be
used for educational purposes.
Currently, there are students in
16 different fields that do service
learning with children according
to Lee.
Lee said that the proposal has
been on record for the last two
years. Lee found that space and
money are two major factors that
ECU has problems with when
receiving proposals for new
building and programs.
A student stated at the meet-
ing that she knows personally
that the facility would benefit
students and faculty, being a
g mother and a student herself.
She said she was shocked to
& find out that ECU didn't have
childcare facilities on campus.
a Most universities offer this
service to students and fac-
ulty, which contributes to their
retention rates according to
The current facilities have
lack of space and a high demand
to house more children accord
ing to Lee.
Lee said that she receives
more than 100 calls a month
from students asking them to
allow their children to come to
the facility.
A childcare task force is some-
thing that the administration is
This writer can be contacted at
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Local N.C. school boards sue
over eye exam requirement
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Nearly
a dozen local school boards sued
the state Tuesday over a new
law requiring comprehensive
eye exams for children entering
kindergarten, arguing it violates
the U.S. constitution and the
state constitution's mandate for
free public education.
Flanked by a pediatrician,
eye doctor and others opposed
to the exam, local schools repre-
sentatives said the examinations,
which cost $65 to $120, are too
expensive and unnecessary since
children already must receive
vision screenings before enter-
ing school.
"The effect of this new law
is to put an unconstitutional
price tag on admissions to.public
schools said Ann Majestic
of the North Carolina School
Boards Association, a party to
the lawsuit.
"The law leaves out thou-
sands of families who do not
qualify for public assistance
The law set aside $2 million
to help parents pay for exams
uncovered by Medicaid or other
government programs. Oppo-
nents say that won't go very far.
They ask in the lawsuit filed
in Wake Superior Court for the
law to be declared unconsti-
tutional before an estimated
119,000 children seek entrance
into kindergarten for the coming
school year. The exams must be
performed within six months
of the start of school, so the
window to perform exams opens
next week.
While Gov. Mike Easley is
listed among the lawsuit's defen-
dants, the largest booster of the
"Governor's Vision Care Pro-
gram" has been House Speaker
Jim Black, a Charlotte-area
optometrist. The program was
inserted into the House ver-
sion of the budget last June and
passed without even a public
An optometrist or ophthal-
mologist to check for seven dif-
ferent disorders would conduct
the exam. As justification for the
requirement, Black, D-Mecklen-
burg, cited a National Institutes
for Health study that found that
vision problems weren't caught
in at least 10 percent of children
who received basic screenings.
Black received tens of thou-
sands of dollars in campaign
donations from fellow optom-
etrists during the 2003-04-elec-
tion cycle. A State Board of Elec-
tions investigators said earlier
this month that Black's campaign
and the N.C. State Optometric
Society's political action com-
mittee appear to have violated
the law by filling in the payee
line on incomplete checks from
committee members. The board
hasn't completed its investigation.
Black's office didn't imme-
diately return a message Tues-
day seeking comment on the
Ophthalmologist Cindy
Hampton of Henderson said
even comprehensive exams of a
4- or 5-year-old can't guarantee
that problems such as myopia or
lazy eye will be discovered.
"This is not the most oppor-
tune time for visual develop-
ment said Hampton, represent 'm
ing the North Carolina Society ,
of Eye Physicians and Surgeons.
Screening programs already eval-
uate the vision of 500,000 chil-
dren annually, the lawsuit says,
and about 35,000 are referred for
follow-up exams.
And seven eastern counties
have no eye doctors, meaning par-
ents would have to travel up to 50
miles with their children to get the
exams, said Shelia Owens, princi-
pal of Tyrrell Elementary School.
Educators say they also worry
about having to decide between
preventing a child from enter-
ing kindergarten without the
ee exam, or breaking the con-
stitutional right to a free public
"Surely, this is not the choice
that the General Assembly
intended for North Carolina
schools to make Owens said.
The lawsuit also contends
the exam violates the U.S. con-
stitution because it violates a
federal requirement to provide
free public education to children
with disabilities and another
requirement to allow homeless
children to enroll in school
even without all of the normally
required documentation.
Several state senators have
joined advocacy groups to ask
for the repeal of the law. Black
has said he will seek changes
when the General Assembly
reconvenes in May, including
giving children up to six months
after the start of school to get
the exam.
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ing about it from Kashef and
learning that a student who was
studying planning received a
scholarship from the organiza-
tion last year.
If Ficzko receives this award,
she will also earn a larger scholar-
ship that will be applied to her
bill for graduate school.
"I am anxious to hear whether
I will be awarded the leadership
award. If so, I will definitely be
able to attend graduate school.
Right now, I am not sure whether
I will be able to go or not said
If Ficzko is awarded the
scholarship, she said she is sure
that wants to attend graduate
school but unsure of which one
at this point. Ficzko plans to
pursue a career in community
Notification by letter will be
sent to Ficzko to invite her to a
banquet the organization will
have to announce the winner of
If Ficzko chooses not to attend
the banquet, the organization will
notify her by mail again to inform
her if she is the winner of the
When asked how she feels
about receiving this scholar-
ship and the chance to receive
an additional scholarship that
will be a determining factor in
her attending graduate school,
Ficzko seemed very happy and
thankful about the opportunity.
"I really appreciate the
opportunity to have been given
this scholarship, as well as the
recognition Ficzko said.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian. com.
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have all shown interest in book-
ing Max.
Many have questioned Max's
honesty in recounting these sto-
ries and wonder, because they are
so outrageous, if some are even
Honesty, though, is some-
thing, if not the only thing,
Max takes seriously. He said
his stories embody the truth,
and on his Web site, he coun-
ters the idea, questioning how
he could even make up stories
such as some of those he
experiences. He added there
are legitimate eyewitnesses in
the form of bystanders, friends
and in some cases, victims.
He does confess, however,
that he writes according to
memory and the help of a
tape recorder, which he uses
liberally when he goes out.
Max claims that he is not
very surprised at the success of
the book or recognition he is
receiving. He stated simply that
the stories are funny, and thus,
people want to read them.
Aside from managing his
Web site full-time and touring
the country for bogk signings,
Max also has deals set up with
Hollywood in the form of TV and
film projects, though nothing
has been finalized.
The information for this arti-
cle came from Tucker Max himself
as well as from
To access more information
on Max or to read some of his
ridiculous tales, students should
visit ihopetheyservebeerinhell.
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boys in her program drop over
the years.
Out of the 11,000 alumni
of the 43-year old organization
55 percent are male and 45
percent are female, she said. But
among students currently in
the program, about 60 percent
are female and 40 percent male.
She said about 60 percent of the
youths are African-American.
She said there are many rea-
sons for this, explaining that
studies show African-American
boys are less likely than girls
to graduate from high school
ajid that few are picked to take
demanding classes in elementary
school that give them an early
head start on college.
. "If you're falling behind by
Grade 3 or 4 in reading, it's dif-
ficult to even get into a program
like ours Timmons said.
She said educators spent a lot
of time in the 1970s and 1980s
helping girls catch up. It might
be time now to make sure boys
aren't falling behind.
"It's a problem that people
have ignored Timmons said.
Catching, the Rutgers
doctoral student, said African-
American men who succeed in col-
lege share many characteristics.
"Some of the key things
have been mentors at all levels
of their life, mentors in their
community, parental support
and sensitivity on behalf of
educators Catching said.
"Those mentors help you
get through those roadblocks
He said mentors helped him
graduate from Montclair
State University in 1999.
Jenkins, of Operation Link-
up, added that it takes more effort
to convince boys to go to college
than girls. Unlike girls, Jenkins
said, boys need more convinc-
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Our View
World catching
up in men's ice
Four years make one heck of a difference. That
difference burned as brightly as the Olympic torch
in this year's Olympics in Torino, Italy, particularly
in men's ice hockey.
And yes, it is Torino, not Turin. Though Turin isn't
technically incorrect and it is spelled Turin in
English, in Italy it is Torino.
But I digress. The real point of the story here is
that the rest of the world is finally catching up
again with Canada and, to a lesser extent the US.
For years the Russians dominated Olympic
hockey - champions in 1964, 1968, 1972
and 1976 before the "Miracle" 1980 U.S. team
dethroned the almighty reds. Past that, we have
seen teams such as Canada, the United States,
Sweden, Finland and the Czech Republic do well
in the tournament
And now even more teams are stepping up and
planting parity in international hockey.
Look at what happened in the field in this year's
Olympics. Canada, the United States, Russia
and the Czech Republic were supposed to
dominate, with Canada's slew of scoring fire-
power overwhelming everyone else. However,
Canada (although they did play well and were
unfortunate to run into two amazing goal tending
performances) and the United States barely made
it into the second round while the Russians and
Czechs had decent performances as the Czechs
beat out Russia for bronze.
On the rise, though, were the Swiss and Finns,
who both shut Canada out 2-0, an unthinkable feat
before these Olympics began. Switzerland was
one of the most surprising teams in the tourney,
if not the most surprising, and had quality wins
against Canada and the Czechs. Finland went
unbeaten all the way to the championship game
against the Swedes, and Slovakia put up an excel-
lent performance in the first round, finishing 4-0-1.
It's not to go as far as saying Canada is being
usurped as the hockey powerhouse of the world,
because that hasn't changed. But there are many
more teams who can give them a run for their
money. More importantly, there are now more
countries building bettertalent pools for the future.
After watching many of these games, particularly
those with Sweden, Finland and the Swiss, it was
plain to see that the world is going to see better and
better hockey through the coming years in inter-
national competition, and especially the Olympics.
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Just another Academy Awards predictions piece
A bad year in film equals
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The 78th annual Academy
Awards (or as I call them, "the
Oscars") are less than a week
away and for some reason, I
couldn't care less. Maybe it's
because I'm still fuming because
Bill Murray didn't win Best Actor
for Lost in Translation or that Paul
Giamatti wasn't even nominated
for Sideways.
Maybe it's because the award
winners as of late have been
about as predictable as a Ramones
song and almost as grating to my
senses. More than likely, though,
it's because the films this year
as a whole have been dreadful.
From top to bottom - Brokeback
to Red Eye - I've been very disap-
pointed with almost every film
I've seen this year.
With that out of the way, the
Academy Awards will air live on
Sunday whether I like it or not.
So as a service to you, the reader,
I'd like use this space to share
my feelings on each of the major
award categories and tell you who
will win, who should win and
basically, anything else I feel like
writing. For the record, I've seen
almost every film in contention
for the major awards so this is
more than mere speculation.
Best Picture
This award should be called
"Best Picture by Default" because
it if were any other year, none of
these films would have a chance
of winning Best Picture. Clearly,
Brokeback Mountain is the favorite
to win this award, and generally,
I'd agree. Even when you strip
Brokeback of the hype, the contro-
versy and the jokes, it's a beautiful
movie. The only problem with it
is, had it been the story of a man
and a woman and not two men,
it would have just been another
average love story and would
have no chance at winning Best
Picture. The film, in essence, is
just a novelty act. Not that there's
anything wrong with that.
The only legitimate compe-
tition Brokeback has is in Crash,
which is basically a series of
intertwining events that reveal
just how entrenched racism is in
American society. I liked the mes-
sage of Crash. I liked the concept
of Crash. But it's so contrived and
so condescending that I can't
believe it didn't go straight-to-
video. The remaining three films
Capote, Munich and Good Night,
and Good Luck) are enjoyable but
all three could easily have been
replaced by Walk the Line, King
Kong or Broken Flowers.
Best Actor
Jamie Foxx's portrayal of Ray
Charles in last year's Ray was
vastly overrated. He didn't por-
tray Ray Charles - he did a cari-
cature of the man - and what's
worse, he didn't even do his own
singing. Joaquin Phoenix, on
the other hand, became Johnny
Cash in this year's Walk the Line.
For such a larger-than-life role,
Phoenix attacked it with a bril-
liant, low-key performance, even
nailing Cash's baritone perfectly.
With Ray, all I could think was,
"Oh, that's Bunz from Booty Call
playing Ray Charles Not with
Walk the Line.
The award for Best Actor will
inevitably go to Phillip Seymour
Hoffman for his portrayal of
writer Truman Capote. Don't get
me wrong, Hoffman was great,
but there wasn't much for him
to do other than squeak like
a Muppet Baby and cry like a
regular baby.
Best Actress
Much like Julia Roberts did
for Erin Brockovich, Reese Wither-
spoon should be all set to receive
the "Thanks for all that money
you made us" Award in the form
of a Best Actress Award. I'm not
saying it isn't well deserved
- Witherspoon was so beautiful
and captivating as June Carter
Cash and gave Walk the Line
genuine heart - but I'm not even
sure if the role was large enough
to be considered a lead role.
The nod should go to Charlize
Theron for North Country instead,
although most pundits say that
she's basically out of the running
because she won two years ago
for Monster.
To be fair, I haven't seen
Transamerica so I haven't seen
Felicity Huffman as a tortured
man who wishes to become a
woman. I hear she's good, but I
just think convincingly playing a
man doesn't automatically mean
you're a great actress - it probably
just means you're ugly. I'll let you
know when I actually see the
film, though.
Best Supporting Actor
Paul Giamatti was robbed
when he wasn't nominated for
Best Actor in 2004 for his role in
American Splendor. Ditto for 2005
when he was slighted for his role
in Sideways. The last thing I want
to see, though, is him winning
Best Supporting Actor as some
sort of conciliatory gesture by
the Academy. He's a much better
actor than that.
Rather, Jake Gyllenhaal
should take the statue because
of the five nominees, he gave the
best performance - even though
it was much larger than a sup-
porting role. I'm not sure why
Heath Ledger is up for Best Actor
and Gyllenhaal Best Supporting
Actor - Ledger basically did his
best Clint Eastwood impression
while Gyllenhaal ran the gambit
of emotions and carried the film
on his, err, broke back.
Best Director
This is the easiest of the major
awards to predict. Lightning
won't strike twice for Steven
Spielberg. Sure, Munich may be
another film about Jews, but it's
no Schindler's List. George Cloo-
ney directed Good Night, and Good
Luck, which was less a movie
than it was a documentary. Paul
Haggis directed Crash. I've said
enough about that film. Bennett
Miller directed Capote and made
an entertaining film, but it felt
like every other biopic. Anybody
could have made that movie.
So by the process of elimina-
tion, the Best Director will go
to Ang Lee because nobody can
depict the rugged, mountain
life in Wyoming better than
an Asian man whose prior work
includes The Hulk. Maybe this
show won't be so predictable.
In My Opinion
(KRT) More than four years
after the first terrorist suspects
arrived at Guantanamo Bay,
Cuba, there is still no answer
to the question of how long
the camp will remain open and
under what circumstances.
Around the globe, the camp
remains a lightning rod for those
who complain about America's
disregard for civil liberties. In
this country, a number of court
cases challenge the treatment
of the Guantanamo' inmates
and their legal status. In Guan-
tanamo, the detainees remain
human guinea pigs in an experi-
ment testing whether this nation
can wage an effective battle
against enemies who fly no flag
except that of destruction. Given
all this, how can we remain true
to our fundamental principles of
justice. When should this experi-
ment be declared over?
Even Prime Minister Tony
Blair of Britain, a staunch admin-
istration supporter, conceded
recently that the camp was an
"anomaly" - a departure from
normal standards.
He was reacting to a recent
U.N. report condemning the
detention center, adding to the
growing consensus in the inter-
national community that the
Guantanamo camp must be
closed. Secretary-General Kofi
Annan said the camp would have
to be closed "sooner or later but
he stopped short of endorsing
the demand for an immediate
shutdown. He also reaffirmed the
basic point that prisoners cannot
be held in perpetuity without
being either released or charged
and prosecuted.
Yet the report must be judged
incomplete because it failed to
say exactly what should happen
to the inmates, particularly
those deemed to be a continu-
ing threat. That's taking the
easy route. If the United Nations
disapproves of the conditions at
Guantanamo, it has an obliga-
tion to do something besides
complain about it, perhaps even
undertake to deal realistically
with the detainees and the prob-
lems they pose. But no plan to
shut down Guantanamo should
be considered unless there are
provisions to identify diehard
terrorists and ensure that they
will not be set free to commit
new acts of destruction.
The camp was created in the
immediate aftermath of 911,
when the Bush administration
was trying to define rules for a new
kind of war. It was designed to be
a place where the administration
could treat detainees as it wanted,
without interference from either
courts or foreign governments.
The U.S. Supreme Court, to its
credit, rejected the argument that
Guantanamo existed in some sort
of extra-legal universe, beyond the
reach of the law.
For a while, Guantanamo was
useful as a short-term solution to a
problem of enormous complexity -
how to deal with hundreds of state-
less alleged terrorists from countries
that can't be trusted to keep the
guilty ones locked up. (Earlier this
month, 23 convicted al-Qaida pris-
oners managed to escape from a jail
in Yemen. They remain at large.)
But as the months have
stretched intoyearsandthe stopgap
plan turns into a long-term propo-
sition, it becomes more untenable.
The camp can't continue forever,
but the administration seems
content to leave this problem
on the White House doorstep to
await the next chief executive.
Congress, for its part, has
played a less than helpful role.
Its main effort was to pass a law
that severely restricts the access
of inmates to the U.S. judicial
system. That has only added to
questions about the status and
treatment of the detainees. But
erecting a firewall between Guan-
tanamo and the courts would
only add to the legal isolation of
the inmates without resolving
the fundamental issues.
Instead, Congress should
hold hearings and push the
administration to say where it
is going with this Island prison.
At the same time, Congress can
help the architects of the battle
against terror to design a deten-
tion policy that can withstand
legal scrutiny and win interna-
tional support.
From here forward, I will always carry a
single bullet in my chest pocket in honor
of the greatest man who ever lived!
There is more than one dude with a
mohawk and I did not ask you out.
I would like to commend the ECU Police
Department for their excellent job of keep-
ing ECU safe from illegally parked cars.
One day we will possibly figure out how to
keep students from being routinely robbed,
but for now, all focus must be on keeping
those haphazardly parked cars from endan-
gering students.
Next time you want to flatter yourself,
find something a little more positive. At
least your good at one thing - making me
From this point on, each time I have to wait
10 minutes for this computer lab computer
to work, I am going to resort to vandalism.
It has been like this all year. Lab assistants
say they have put work orders in to fix the
problem, but nothing has been done.
You can turn right on red! You, however,
cannot - I repeat - cannot go straight
in a right turn only lane! Am I the only
person who had to take Driver's Ed to get
a license?
If you're in too much pain to sit in class and
not moan and groan in my ear then don't
come or, better yet, take online classes so I
don't have to hear it because I'm not going
to ask you if you're OK!
To the guy who said that the police are
giving drinking tickets downtown to
protect the students you're an idiot.
How is me drinking a beer putting me in
danger of getting shot walking home from
I watched the lady at Wright Place make
my bacon, egg and cheese sandwich right
in front of me; yet, when I get my food it's
sausage and egg! It's not April fools yet. Is
she a magician? I just want to know how
that happened because I haven't stopped
thinking about it all morning.
To every guy on the Gold bus leaving from
College Hill Monday morning, I hope you
were comfy sitting down while I stood.
I'm a 5-foot-2-inch girl. Do you know how
hard it is to hold on to the bar on the top
of the bus so I don't fall on you? Probably
not. You guys need to learn some man-
ners fast!
I wish people who whine about N.C. would
go back to where they came from. It's
beautiful here.
I thought if you were loud after quiet hours
you were supposed to be written up. So why
aren't the drunk people who come to my
building loud as hell being written up?
Attention girls in Garrett Hall, I just have
one piece of advice for you - grow up! You
are not in high school anymore, so don't
act like it.
What are sleep pants?
To the person who quoted the "Fresh
Prince of Bel Air" theme song in the rant,
thanks! You made my day that much more
To all ECU ebayers, beware of Neasonl7.
He is a bad ebayer. This guy will screw
you mega hard on ebay if you buy or sell
to him.
I think there needs to be a superhero run-
ning around the streets of Greenville to try
to clean up the scum that's taking over our
town with crime. If no one's going to do it,
then I guess look for my sign.
To the girls who attend the SRC with their
hair down, all their make-up on and their
extremely short shorts, please stop. I've had
about all I can stomach!
I like the biscuits in the Wright Place.
I am addicted to checking my e-mail and
no one ever e-mails me.
What's up with the dance routines in
Wright Plaza? What's the point in it? Who
said you could do it? I want to know. When
I dance in the parking lot, people look at
me like I'm strange. Something is unfair
about that.
Are you kidding me? My roommate put on
her AIM profile a picture of a detective and
"put this in your profile if you live with
someone sketchy What is this, middle
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Page A6 252.328.6366 CAROLYN SCANDURA Features Editor KRISTIN MURNANE Assistant Features Editor
TUESDAY February 28, 2006
Names in the News:
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie
Fellow Aussie titans Russell Crowe
and Nicole Kidman, who were slated
to star in the now-defunct Eucalyptus,
will finally engage each other in
a thespian pas de deux in a yet-
to-be-titled film helmed by fellow
countryman and cinematic giant
Baz Luhrmann, whose prodigious
baton inspired Kidman's lovely turn
in Moulin Rouge
Baz's work will be a film of epic
proportions, a sweeping Lawrence ol
Arabia-esque historical saga that will
reveal the very essence of Australia.
"We have some of the most
extraordinary landscape on the
planet and we want to get two of
the most extraordinary actors in
the world and put them in that
landscape said Baz to Aussie paper
the Australian.
Production begins in August.
Pescl's free pass
Authorities have decided not to file
charges against actor Joe Pesci for
allegedly socking an amateur photo in
a shopping center parking lot In Boca
Raton, Fla Juan Carlos Montenegro,
24, a Broward Community College
student, claims Pesci gave him a
fat lip when he tried to snap his
screen idol's pic. Cops say they can't
determine who started the brouhaha.
Pesci's attorney could not be reached
for comment.
An Idol pose
Seems "American Idol" contestant
Becky O'Donohue's past media
exposure isn't limited to "Fear Factor
Man's best friend, Maxim Is carrying
erotic photos of Becky and her "Fear"
costar, fellow athlete, model and
vocalist sis Jessie. The PG-13-rated
online photos ( are
in the venerable tradition of Sports
lllustrated's swimwear issue, with
costumery ranging from tight cut-off
Ts and unbuttoned baseball jerseys
to bikinis. One sauna-like scene
shows the two sporting only towels.
Taken two years ago, the pics are
tastefully touted on Maxim's site with,
"Jessie and Becky bared their pipes
for us long before Simon Cowell had
a crack at them
The Jackson case
In a world without meaning or hope,
some people desperately cling
on to memories of past heroes
such as Elvis and John Lennon. For
federal officials, it means to hold
on to Janet Jackson. The Federal
Communications Commission is
expected to stand by its Nipplegate
ruling and go forward with its decision
to fine 20 TV stations some $550,000
for violating indecency rules during
the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show.
Tomkat still on
Months have passed since Tom
Cruise and Katie Holmes decided
to wed. Will they make it to the altar?
Or are post-Valentine's Day rumors
of trouble in their little fantasy island
of a world actually true? Never fear,
People reports the pair made a
big show of togetherness during a
three-day visit to Australia. The happy
couple's first child and Tom's latest
creative baby, Mission Impossible III,
are both due in May.
From ECU to WWE: Linda McMahon
We talk to Linda
McMahon, CEO of World
Wrestling Entertainment
Professional wrestling is on
television nearly every night
of the week, not to mention
that it's been popular with
both men and women of all
ages for decades. Programs like
Smackdown, RAW and Pay-Per-
View shows SummerSlam, Royal
Rumble and WrestleManla draw
millions of viewers. For this, we
have World Wrestling Entertain-
ment and its leaders. Chairman
Vince McMahon and CEO Linda
McMahon, to thank.
Without the leadership of
these people, among others, the
WWE would not be the interna-
tional entertainment sensation
that it is today. But did any of
you know that the McMahons
are ECU alumni? We had the
chance to talk with Linda McMa-
hon about everything from her
time as a Pirate to her time in
the ring.
TEC: You're originally from the
eastern North Carolina area;
can you describe for us some
of your childhood memories?
McMahon: I'm from New Bern,
N.C which is about 42 miles, I
think, from Greenville. Boy, it
was a great place to grow up. I
grew up very close to the Neuse
River so a lot of my childhood
was spent swimming, water
skiing, learning how to slalom
ski on one ski, do jumps all of
that stuff. It was incredibly fun.
I went to high school at New
Bern High. I absolutely enjoyed
all of my time in high school. It
was just a wonderful time in my
life. It was great growing up in
eastern North Carolina. I met
my husband Vince in New Bern,
in church if you can believe
that. We were married early and
I actually started at ECU after
we were married. So that was
certainly a challenge.
TEC: What can you tell us about
your experience at ECU? Do you
still have that Pirate Pride?
McMahon: laughs Absolutely,
I can remember sitting in the
stands and cheering for the foot-
ball team. I can't remember, but
I think my senior year we had a
really good season and then we
watched them subsequently in
bowl games. So that was a lot of
fun. We were involved with all of
the sports teams, and you know,
just yelling and screaming your
lungs out for your team to win.
So it was all fond memories of
being at ECU. We lived in a small
apartment; I think it was on Elm
Street. So we walked to class and
I just remember the beautiful
trees that lined the streets. At
that time it was just a nice, sleepy
little college town.
TEC: When you married Mr.
McMahon, were there any incli-
nations that the WWE would
grow into the global business
that it is today?
McMahon: There was no WWE
at that time; my husband's
father's company was the World
Wide Wrestling Federation.
TEC: That's right, the WWWF.
McMahon: I think so. I really
didn't know very much about
professional wrestling, so 1 had
no visions at all.
TEC: Wrestling is viewed as
a male-dominated sport.
What does it feel like run-
ning such a large company
where women are viewed as
part of the minority? What
advice do you have for young
women in the business world?
McMahon: Don't have any
fear. I think there are a lot of
advantages sometimes to being .
a female in a heavily dominated
male environment because I
think while you may run into
glass ceilings and things like
Linda McMahon, a talented and powerful ECU alumni.
that, there's a great opportunity
for young women today with
passion and pride. You have to
seize the opportunity, and you
also have to make your way. It's
not about resting on your morals
or it's not about sitting back and
saying "well that's never going
to happen because I'm a female
You have to go for It.
TEC: Can you take us through
a typical day in the life of Linda
McMahon: Well, I don't know
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Professor committed to learning
Students work hard to get to graduation, and preparation is essential to make sure the day goes well.
Planning steps toward graduation
Dontforget the little things
that make a difference
Family Fare Series:
"My Hero Reaching for the Stars
will be performed at Wright Auditorium
Saturday, March 4 at 2 p.m. You'll meet
Crispus Attucks, George Washington
Carver, Caroline Anderson and
Romana Acosta Banuelos, to name a
few, in this engaging production. Riled
with music, audience participation,
humor and history, the show will
Inspire youth to hold on to their hopes
and dreams and keep reaching
for success. For tickets and more
information call the Central Ticket
Office at 252-328-4788, toll free at 1-
800-ECU-ARTS or visit
Local Concerts:
, Carbon Leaf will be performing at
; ECU Saturday, March 4.
The Take Action Tour featuring
Matchbook Romance, The Early
November, Sirverstein, Paramore and
Amber Pacific will come to Myrtle
Beach, SC. 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.
Circa Survive, Saves the Day and
Moneen will be performing at the
House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Saturday, March 25.
Martina McBride will be at the RBC
Center in Raleigh Sunday, April 2.
Michael Buble will be performing
at Memorial Auditorium in Raleigh
Wednesday, April 12.
In a few short months, many
seniors will be preparing to
take the final step in their col-
lege careers - graduation. Pre-
paring for graduation can be
a grueling experience, espe-
cially if you aren't sure what you
need to do and when to do it.
Well, have no fear. I'm here
to offer you some tips that will
make preparing not only bear-
able, but maybe even enjoyable.
The most important thing
that you will need to do is be sure
all of your graduation paper work
is done. Stop by your advisor's
office or the graduation office
and ask if there is anything else
you need to do before the big
day. Also don't forget that you
have to register on OneStop for
graduation, which lets the people
in charge know whether you will
be attending your departmental
graduation, the large ceremony
or both. This is often overlooked
by students, but is a vital part of
the graduation process.
No one wants to walk across
the stage naked, so be sure to
pick up your cap and gown. The
cost is covered through student
tuition, and you can pick it up
at the Dowdy Student Store
upon completing the Dowdy
Student Store Commencement
Appeal Form. This form is avail-
able in the store or online at
When preparing an outfit to
wear underneath your cap and
gown, there are a few things to
take into consideration. Since
temperatures in May will be rather
warm, students should wear light
clothing underneath their gowns.
Women may want to con-
sider wearing short sleeves and
bringing along a sweater to wear
after the ceremony, as the spring
temperatures can prove to be a bit
chilly. Also, make sure you don't
wear a skirt or dress that exceeds
the length of your gown. Finally,
wearing shoes with straps may
be a better choice than back-
less shoes considering the fact
that you will be walking across
a stage in front of hundreds of
people. You don't want to risk
losing a shoe or falling down.
There aren't very many
choices for men when it comes
to choosing something to wear
underneath your gown; how-
ever, remembering to wear dark
pants so that you don't stand out
will be a wise choice. Also, wear-
ing a short-sleeved shirt rather
than longer sleeves may keep
you cooler.
After figuring out your ward-
robe, the next thing to focus
on is sending out graduation
announcements and invitations.
The Dowdy Student Stores offers
students pre-printed graduation
cards, coordinating envelopes
and inserts, on which you can
handwrite your name and degree.
Also, custom printed announce-
ments are available to order
online form, but
keep in mind that it may take up
to two weeks (or more) for orders
to arrive.
Announcements may
be sent out either before or
after your ceremony since
see GRAD page A7
Who is Who at ECU?
To the surprise of many stu-
dents, instructors do not live in
their classrooms. Faculty and
staff have an array of responsi-
bilities on and off campus. ECU
is privileged to have Janie Jones
Sowers, M.S LMFT on staff at
the Child Development and
Family Relations department. Her
enthusiasm and fervor for educa-
tion is commendable.
TEC: How did you come to find
that you wanted to work at ECU?
Sowers: I grew up 21 miles from
Greenville in Washington, N.C.
I became involved with ECU
when I came back for my second
master's degree. My first degree
is in counseling; my second is in
marriage and family.
TEC: What is involved in your
Sowers: 1 am a visiting instructor
at ECU and a clinic coordinator
for the Family and Therapy Clinic.
TEC: What do you like most
about your job?
Sowers: I use a systematic
approach when working with
individuals, couples and fami-
lies. I enjoy helping people via
therapy and being in the class-
room helping students discover
their passions.
TEC: What is the most important
part of your life?
Sowers: I am a social creature. I
love laughter. I love music, the-
atre, comedies and being with
people who are significant in my
life. My faith is equally impor-
tant to me as well.
TEC: What are your passions?
Sowers: To help people under-
stand their potential. The highest
regard given to someone is that
they made a difference. I also
like to travel. I have done a good
number of mission trips around
the world. I have been to the Phil-
ippines twice, Mexico four times,
New York City after September 11,
Washington D.C San Antonio
and the Navaho Reservation Four
Corners outside of Montezuma,
Utah. I will be going to Chicago
this summer.
TEC: How do you see your role
as an educator?
Sowers: Motivating and tap-
ping into passions. I see myself
facilitating learning.
TEC: How do you maintain bal-
Sowers: 1 know my limits and
prioritize. I have also learned
the importance of relationships
and those who are significant. As
a Christian, I am influenced by
my faith, which has a large role
in my life.
TEC: At what age did you real-
ize you wanted to become an
Sowers: It is such an honor to
know I was considered in that
light. I would say in my 20s.
TEC: What interests you the
most about child development?
Sowers: The role I see a child
play in a family context. I under-
stand that every person is some-
body's son, daughter, brother,
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School of Art and Design Undergraduate Exhibition at Gray Gallery
Students display talent
and receive awards
Coordinators in the School of
Art and Design chose the excep-
tional works submitted from
more than 650 undergraduate
students to be displayed in the
art gallery for an opportunity to
win a variety of awards. Curator
Gail Brown selected the award
winning pieces and announced
the winners at an award cer-
emony Friday, Feb. 17. Among the
winners was senior Melissa Van
Sandt, a sculpture major.
TEC: What award did you win?
Van Sandt: I won the Sculpture
Merit Awafd
TEC: How long did it take you to
create the sculpture?
Van Sandt: There are two parts
to it. The first part, which is the
cast, took one week; the second
part is the steel and that only
took two days.
TEC: Where did you get the
inspiration to make it?
Van Sandt: It is based on organic
form called "Native Fabrication
Organic forms such as plant life,
shell forms and organic features
that were prominent when I
was growing up inspire all of
my work.
TEC: What influenced you to
become a sculpture major?
Van Sandt: I like to work with
tools. It is a three dimensional
world and I like to work in three-
Another talented artist
who won an award was senior
Debora Gomez, a painting and
drawing major.
TEC: What award did you win?
Gomez: I won Excellence in
TEC: What is the piece about?
Gomez: It is a photo of my
mother and me when I was little.
She is bathing me in the sink.
TEC: What inspires you most?
Gomez: My past, family or what
ever is currently going on with
me. I like to do a lot of personal
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if there is such a thing as a typical
day. laughs I'm up early about
6:15,1 take ca"re of the dog, then
go to the gym. After that I make
breakfast for Vince and myself,
then I come into the office and
then have a full day here. One
afternoon I'll go into the city and
play with my little grandson. So
that's a very happy afternoon.
There's always a lot of meetings.
I meet with analysts, investment
bankers and I have internal busi-
ness meetings here. We're going
into our last quarter of our fiscal
year, so there are a lot of financial
meetings going on. It's a full day,
a full week, and this entertain-
ment business is sometimes just
247 and you can't count on
having the weekends off. This
is something we truly love; it's
a passion for us and so it doesn't
really feel like a job.
TEC: Do you enjoy not only
working behind the scenes, but
also being in front of the camera
and in front of a live audience?
Do you prefer to be on television
or work behind the scenes?
McMahon: Oh definitely off
camera, laughs I'm not leaving
my day job. I've seen my job on
TV and I think I should stick to
my day job.
TEC: You've taken some bumps
in the ring before. Does it really
hurt as bad as it seems on TV?
McMahon: Sometimes. In fact,
there was one scenario where
Stephanie and I were feuding and
she actually slapped me in the
ring and it was a good hard slap,
knocked me down. She swears
she didn't, laughs but it clearly
hurt. So yes, those bumps in the
ring do hurt. I've got the greatest
respect for our superstars who are
in there night after night with
the bumps that they take.
They have to be great athletes to
do what they do. They have to
train hard. But just to run and
bounce off those ring ropes, you
have no idea how it feels and if
you try it one time, you'll see
that the ropes will bruise your
sides, they'll bruise your ribs, but
they make it look easy. I have the
utmost respect for them. They
are marvelous performers and
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they are not meant to be
invitations, just an announce-
ment of your accomplishment.
Don't be shy about sending them
out in fear that people will think
you are only trying to receive
gifts; you can write a note at the
bottom requesting no gifts if
you so choose.
Although announcements
can be sent out whenever you
wish, invitations will need to
be sent two weeks to a month
in advance to ensure that
everyone that you wish to attend
will have ample time to plan
their schedule around the event.
You want all of your loved ones
to be there to share your achieve-
ments, so be sure that you have
your announcements sent in a
timely manner.
After the thrill of graduation
has begun to diminish, you will
need to begin sending thank
you notes to everyone who gave
you graduation gifts. Thank you
notes are a polite way to show
your appreciation not only for
the gift they gave you, but also
for the support they have offered
you throughout the years.
You can find out more about
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sister, cousin or niece.
TEC: What other courses do you
currently instruct?
Sowers: Culturally Diversity
and Family Relations, Family
and Community Services
Internships and Profession
Seminar for Family and
Community Services.
This licensed family therapist
enjoys helping people and life.
The academia at ECU is growing
tremendously and will continue
to grow because of multi-faceted
instructors like Sowers who pro-
vide an interactive and instruc-
tional atmosphere for students.
This writer can be contacted at
TEC: Is there anything else that
you'd like to say to the ECU com-
McMahon: Yes. Go Pirates!
McMahon and the WWE also
have a variety of community rela-
tions programs including the Get
R.E.A.L. program, Smackdown
Your Vote Circle of Champions,
as well as Military Outreach.
Get R.E.A.L. encourages suc-
cess in children in junior and
senior high school through
respect, education, achievement
and leadership. WWE superstars
will travel to libraries around
the world encouraging students
to read more. In 2005, superstar
Rey Mysterio was a spokesperson
for Teen Read Week. To read
more about this and other pro-
grams, log on to,
or corporate.wwe.comcommu-
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TEC: Did you anticipate winning
any of the awards?
Gomez: Not at all. It was the first
time I've submitted anything so
I didn't think I'd win. It is awe-
some that I did though.
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TUESDAY February 28, 2006
Sports Briefs
ECU swimming claims second
In C-USA championships
ECU finished in second place
at both the 2006 Conference USA
Men's Invitational and Women's
Championships held at Houston's
Campus Recreation & Wellness
Center Natatorium over the past
four days. SMU took home its first
C-USA Women's Swimming and
Diving title and Men's Invitational
crown in the program's Inaugural
year in the league. For the women,
ECU followed In second (587),
while the Houston Cougars were
only two points behind the Pirates.
Rice followed in fourth with 540.5
points, while Tulane (402.5) and
Marshall (249) rounded out the
women's teams. On the men's
side, ECU finished second (781),
while the University of Hawaii (583)
came in third. The women's team
began the day in fourth place and
trailed Houston entering the final
race of the day, 400-yard freestyle
relay. ECU finished the race in third
place (3:25.42) ahead of Houston
(3:27.00) and added 32 points to its
total. UH's mark gave the squad 28
and pushed the team behind ECU.
Junior Kate Gordon, a member of
the 400 free relay team, helped the
Pirates bolster their point total with a
second place finish In the 200-yard
butterfly (2:02.98), just ahead of
teammate Holly Williams (2:03.34),
who placed third. Rebecca Perry,
Adrienne Williams and Courtney
Felker joined Gordon on the 400
free relay team. ECU stood second
after three days and was able to
hold onto its second place standing
earning three third place finishes
on the final day of competition.
Sophomore Greg Neville placed
third in the 200-yard backstroke
with a time of 1:56.31. Sophomore
Peter Bradyhouse earned a medal
in the platform dive with a third
place finish, earning a total score
of 129.95. The team of Chrsltoph
Lubenau, Bryan Yasinsac, Josh
Curnutte and Charlie McCanless
placed third in the 400-yard freestyle
relay with a time of 3:04.36.
Jake Smith Named C-USA
Hitter of the Week
ECU senior catcher Jake Smith
was named Conference USA Hltter-
of-the-Week by league officials
on Monday. The announcement
marks ECU'S first player of the
week winner this season and the
first Pirate to be named hitter of the
week since Ryan Jones earned the
recognition May 3, 2004. Smith, a
Greensboro native, led the Pirates
to three victories last week, batting
8-for-18 (.444) with two doubles, a
home run and 10 RBI. He hit safely
in each game and drove in all of
his 10 runs during ECU'S three
wins. Smith opened the week by
going 3-for-6 against Duke with two
doubles, a career-high five RBI and
three runs scored. He also went
5-for-12 during the Keith LeClair
Classic, hitting his second homer of
the season while collecting four RBI
in a 3-for-5 performance against
UNC Wilmington. On the year, Smith
is second on the team with a .375
average while he leads the club in
most offensive categories including
homers (2), RBI (14), doubles (3),
hits (15), total bases (24) and
slugging percentage (.600). In
addition to his early success at
the plate, Smith has caught eight
attempted basestealers through
the Pirates' first 10 games. ECU (7-
3) is hosting Duke Tuesday, Feb. 28
at 4 p.m. before Stony Brook comes
to Greenville for a weekend series,
March 3-5.
Lady Pirates earn No. 8 seed In
Conference USA tournament
After earning its first-ever
conference championship in
women's basketball on Friday,
regular season champion Tulsa
will be the No. 1 seed in this
week's C-USA Women's Basketball
Championship, March 2-5 at SMU's
Moody Coliseum in Dallas, Texas.
The Golden Hurricane posted its
11th home win and 13th conference
victory, breaking the school's single-
season record, following a win over
UTEP earlier today. As the No. 1
seed, Tulsa will have a first round
bye at the 2006 C-USA Women's
Basketball Championship. Other
teams receiving first round byes
include No. 2 Rice, No. 3 SMU and
No. 4 Southern Miss. Thursday's first
round match-ups Include: No. 8 East
Carolina vs. No. 9 UAB at 1 p.m
No. 5 Marshall vs. No. 12 Memphis
at 3:30 p.m No. 7 Houston vs.
No. 10 UTEP at 6 p.m and No. 6
Tulane vs. No. 11 UCF at 8:30 p.m.
In Friday's quarterfinal round, No. 1
Tulsa will take on the winner of the
ECUUAB game at 1 p.m. and No. 4
Southern Miss will face the winner
of the MarshallMemphis match-up
beginning at 3:30 p.m. No. 2 Rice,
winners of seven In a row, will take
on the winner of the HoustonUTEP
game at 6 p.m while No. 3 seed
SMU will close out Friday night
with the winner of the TulaneUCF
contest at 8:30 p.m.
Diamond Bucs take two
in Keith LeClair Classic
Jake Smith was in the zone this past week for the Pirates, collecting 10 RBI on eight hits, including a career high five RBI against Duke last Tuesday.
Kennedy leads Hokies
past Pirates in finale
Virginia Tech starter Ryan
Kennedy stymied the Pirate
offense for seven innings and
Jose Cueto delivered a two-
run home run in the fourth,
as the Hokies ended the Keith
LeClair Classic with a 5-1 win
over ECU Sunday afternoon at
Clark-LeClair stadium.
In his seven innings of work,
Kennedy surrendered just one run
off of six hits while walking one
and striking out four. The south-
paw hurler recorded all 21 outs on
the infield, including 15 ground-
outs, four strikeouts, an infield
foul out and an infield pop out.
Hokie relievers Adam Redd
and Nicky Bowers kept the Pirates
at bay the last two innings, each
pitching a scoreless inning to
close the deal.
As a team, ECU managed only
eight hits on the day, none of
which went for extra bases.
"We just didn't string any-
thing together offensively said
Head Coach Billy Godwin.
"There was no consistency,
but I tip my hat to Virginia Tech.
They played well
Pirate starter Shane Matthews
mirrored Kennedy's performance
through the first three innings,
but in the fourth he made his first
mistake of the game to Cueto.
Allowing only one hit going
into the frame, Matthews gave up
a one out single to Sean O'Brien,
who then scored on Cueto's
round tripper to left, giving the
Hokies a 2-0 lead.
Tech left-fielder Sheldon
Adams was hit by Matthews to
begin the sixth. After recording
an out on a sacrifice bunt, Mat-
thews was lifted for senior Scott
Andrews. Adams moved to third
on an O'Brien single and then
scored when designated hitter
Billy Marn singled to right, push-
ing the lead to 3-0.
Matthews took his first loss
of the season, going 5.1 innings.
He gave up three runs off of three
hits and a walk, while striking
out four.
ECU scored their only run of
the game in the sixth. Jay Mattox
walked with one out and moved
to second on Jake Smith's single.
Adam Witter then followed with
a single to load the bases. Ste-
phen Batts hit into what looked
to be a sure-fire double play, but
after Hokie shortstop Warren
Schaeffer's throw pulled first
baseman O'Brien off the bag,
Mattox scooted home to cut
Tech's lead to 3-1.
The Hokies added two more
insurance runs in the ninth
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A night to forget, Pirates drop home finale 66-53
Tulane bests ECU on
Senior Night
Senior Night is supposed to be
an easy win, rewarding four-year
players with a culmination of
their efforts. However, Saturday
night, Tulane had alternate plans.
The Green Wave used a torrid
shooting touch and stifling
defense to defeat ECU 66-53 in
front of 5,310 fans. Tulane sank 52
percent (24-of-46) from the field
while the Pirates struggled to find
the basket throughout the game.
"I'm proud of our guys and
the way they performed tonight,
especially in the second-half
said first-year Tulane coach Dave
"We did the things we needed
to do to win the game. We knew
that ECU would take a lot of threes,
so we felt like our three-point
defense needed to be tremendous
And it was. ECU missed
all 11 shots from behind the
arc in the second-half, shoot-
ing just 4-for-22 total.
"It really came down to shoot-
ing the basketball said ECU
coach Ricky Stokes.
"We did not shoot the ball very
well and they did. I thought that
was the difference in the game
Senior forward Corey Rouse
led ECU (8-18, 2-11 Conference
USA) with a game-high 17 points
and 11 rebounds to earn his 15th
double of the season. In his finale
inside Minges Coliseum, Rouse
struggled with his shooting touch,
going 6-of-15 from the field and
5-of-ll at the charity stripe.
Sophomores Jeremy Ingram
and Jonathan Hart each added
nine points. Ingram, despite play-
ing through a meniscus tear in his
right knee, tallied all of his points
on threes in the first half.
Like Rouse, junior guard
Courtney Captain and freshman
guard Sam Hlnnant both struggled
with their shots. Captain was 1-
of-9 from the field while scoring
six points. The junior's lone field
goal was a three-pointer, marking
the 25th time in 26 games that the
Captain has connected on a trey.
Hlnnant had shooting woes as well,
missing all five shots from beyond
the arc en route to l-of-7 shooting.
The freshman's four points was
his lowest output since Dec. 3.
Tulane forward David Gomez
led the Green Wave (10-15, 5-
7) with 15 points, while senior
center Quincy Davis had 13.
Freshman point guard Ryan
Williams chipped in 11 while
freshman forward Daniel Puckett
notched seven points and added
six rebounds.
With the score knotted at 41,
Tulane edged out a decisive 16-3
run over an eight-minute, 38-
second span. During the spurt,
ECU managed only one field goal,
while Tulane sharp shooter Chris
Moore sniped In two threes. The
Pirates made only four field goals
over the last 13 minutes and 26
"We're disappointed we weren't
see FINALE page A10 Tulane ruined senior night for ECU as they beat the "Pirates 66-53.
Longevity lacking in head coaches' demanding realm
Cowher has been with the Steelers for 14 years.
(KRT)The fraternity is like noother.
It is one of the rarest in the world
and also one of the most visible in the
world, with a network all its own. There
are only 32 members.
Long-established members suggest
savoring the brotherhood as if it were
a rare wine, one that has but a sliver of
time for enjoyment. Because that's what
coaching a team in the NFL has become.
Five years ago, 32 head coaches came
to the NFL Scouting Combine during
their most relaxing time of the year
and evaluated 2001's draft prospects.
Today, only seven of those 32 hold
the same job.
Bill Cowher, the league's longest-
tenured coach, landed in Pittsburgh in
1992. Since, the New York Jets and the
Washington Redskins each have hired
six coaches. Oakland has had five.
"When I was here four years ago (as
an assistant coach), I remember sitting
in the dome by myself looking around.
Didn't really know anybody new St.
Louis Rams Coach Scott Linehan said
from the RCA Dome, where this year's
NFL prospects went through their first
sets of job interviews.
"My challenge then was figuring
out what I was going to do with the
Minnesota Vikings' offense Now,
every decision, somebody says, 'What's
Coach want?' It comes across my desk
Linehan is part of the largest class
of first-time NFL head coaches in
recent memory. Nearly one-third of the
league's teams take new coaches into
the 2006 season.
Beginning with the draft process,
10 teams introduce new head coaches;
seven of the 10 are first-timers.
Some are West Coast-offense aficio-
nados, others defensive specialists. One
comes out of the Bill Belichick lineage,
another from Tony Dungy's tenure at
Tampa Bay.
Those are some of their specialties
and differences. They have one thing in
common. Job security is tenuous. They
have it now. It won't always be so.
History suggests in another five
years, by the 2011 combine, more than
half of them will be doing something
else. That leaves little time for turning
blueprints into reality.
And this: "There's no handbook for
the head coaching job second-year
Browns Coach Romeo Crennel said.
"People can tell you a little bit about it,
but there's no handbook. When it hap-
pens, it happens. You have to under-
stand and deal with the things you have
to deal with and be better prepared the
second time or the second year assum-
ing you get a second year
Year one is a blur. By the time
first-year coaches have their staffs
in place, the combine is here. Just
about the time they wish there were
more player evaluations to make,
the draft comes. By then, off-
season workouts are in full-force.
Next come mini-camps, passing
camps, veteran campsand, finally,
training camp.
"Got to get a lot done in a very short
period of time new Detroit Coach Rod
Marinelli said.
Being in the fraternity means never-
ending video clips on the NFL Network.
Traveling in obscurity is over. Walking
from the media room to the dome
here means dealing with the cadre of
autograph seekers and souvenir
Soon, days of going to and from prac-
tice without a camera running are over.
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Progress Is expected, espe-
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"I can't get you a specific
example, but it's seeing the
things you're trying to get done
actually take place however that
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Coach Eric Mangini, a Belich-
ick disciple and at 35 the NFL's
youngest head coach. "I've seen
it enough times to know what it
should look like. It's got to look
the way I expect it to look, and
as long as we're moving in that
direction, then I'll be happy
Three of this year's changed
coaching slots, Oakland's Art
Shell, Kansas City's Herman
Edwards and Buffalo's, Dick
Jauron have been here at least
once before.
For the seven newcomers,
Linehan, Marinelli, Mangini,
Mike McCarthy (Green Bay),
Brad Childress (Minnesota),
Gary Kubiak (Houston) and Sean
Payton (New Orleans), this is all
new. They're navigating a learn-
ing curve.
"Without a doubt second-
year 49ers Coach Mike Nolan said.
"But I'm hopeful to think
there's a learning curve for
second, third, fourth, fifth,
sixth, all the way down the line.
That's what keeps you energized.
I never believe that you ever have
it all down because it just keeps
For the seven new faces, the
primary difference between their
lives now and their lives here
last year is the sheer volume of
responsibility. Priority lists have
become imperative.
While running San Francis-
co's offense for Nolan a year ago,
for instance, McCarthy watched
every college snap taken by the
draft's top two quarterbacks,
Alex Smith and Aaron Rodgers.
Now in charge of Green Bay's
team, McCarthy doesn't have
the time to devote that much
attention on one position; he
assigned such tasks to his first
group of assistants.
Likewise, all position coaches
and coordinators comprehend
the salary cap and can identify
restricted and unrestricted free
agents. Head coaches have to see
the bigger picture. Some are asked
to have a hand in painting it.
Oh, and this is all while
infusing their personality, and
their systems into the franchise.
A closed-door style would be a
challenge; too many people need
answers to too many questions.
All 10 just want to see prog-
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Only two of the 10 new '
coaches inherit a team with a
winning record. Childress is
That's not to say he walked
into the best situation. The
Vikings fired Mike Tice after 9-7,
didn't get them to the playoffs,
a result that followed the "Love
Boat" sex-capade in which four
Vikings players, including quar-
terback Daunte Cutpepper, were
charged with indecent, lewd
andor lascivious behavior.
Management styles per- .
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ing lives differ dramatically.
Mangini already has built into
his Jets operation the same regi
mented and tight-lipped customs ,
he learned to appreciate (and
embrace) under Belichick.
When a reporter suggested,
to him here that it was believed .
the Jets, who are coping with
quarterback Chad Pennington's
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Mangini's eyes narrowed.
"Who's been talking about
that?" he softly demanded.
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before Bowers came on in the
bottom of the inning to slam the
door for good.
The Pirates fell to 1-3 on
the season in games played on
"All our three losses have'
come on Sundays. Maybe we'll
just skip Sunday and start playing
on Mondays Godwin quipped.
Cueto, O'Brien and Parks
paced Tech with two hits each,
while Batts was the only Pirate
to record a multi-hit day. He also
drove in ECU'S only run.
In front of the second larg-
est crowd in school history, the
Pirates defeated UNC-Wilm-
ington 11-2. As 4,141 people
watched, ECU dismantled their
bitter instate rivals with a mix-
ture of timely hitting and a daz-
zling pitching performance from
four Pirate hurlers.
Dustin Sasser pitched 5.2
innings of eight hit ball, giving
up just two runs with three walks
and one strikeout. The red shirt
sophomore improved to 2-1 on
the season.
"1 didn't think he (Sasser) was
as sharp today as he has been
Godwin said.
"But he's going to compete
and give you everything he's got.
What a great job he did keeping
us in the game
Pirate relievers Chris Powell
(0.1 innings pitched), Jason
Neitz (2 IP) and Kevin Rhodes
(1 IP) combined to shutout the
Seahawks the rest of the game.
Jake Smith, who was a triple
short of the cycle, going 3-for-5
with four RBI and a run scored,
led the Diamond Bucs on offense.
For the season, Smith is batting
.375 with two homers and 14
Dale Mollenhauer added two
hits and three RBI, while Harri-
son Eldridge and Jake Dean also
had two hits.
Wilmington took an early
1-0 lead after Steve Halford, who
reached via a single, scored on a
wild pitch from Sasser.
ECU responded quickly with
two runs in the bottom of the
inning to take the lead. After
Dean's RBI single scored Batts
to tie the game at 1-1, Seahawk
starter Allen Flood returned the
favor given by Sasser, delivering
two consecutive wild pitches,
allowing Ryan Tousley to score
for a 2-1 Buc lead.
Mollenhauer's two-RBI triple
and Jake Smith's chopper single
up the middle in the fourth
extended the Pirate lead to 5-1.
The Seahawks closed to within
three in the sixth when Hargrave
singled home Barefoot, cutting
the Pirate advantage to 5-2.
Smith's solo blast in the sev-
enth seemed to spark the ECU
offense, as the Pirates blew the
game open in the eighth with
five runs.
The Bucs loaded the bases
in the inning with two singles
and an error by the Seahawks.
Mollenhauer's RBI single, fol-
lowed by a Mattox's RBI walk
boosted the lead to 8-2. Smith
delivered yet another timely hit,
this one a two-RBI single that
scored Mollenhauer and Eldridge
for a 10-2 lead. A pitch hit Jamie
Ray later in the inning with the
bases loaded to close the scoring
at 11-2.
With old skipper Keith LeClair
in attendance, Smith delivered a
sacrifice fly with the bases loaded
in the bottom of the ninth to
break a 3-3 tie, giving the Pirates
a 4-3 walk off victory against
Penn State in the nightcap of day
one at the Keith LeClair Classic
Friday night.
After a walk by Drew Schieber
and consecutive singles from Mol-
lenhauer and Jay Mattox loaded
the bases, Smith sent his sacrifice
just deep enough into left field,
allowing Schieber to beat the
throw from Nittany Lion Lance
Thompson to the plate, sending
the crowd of 3,814 into a frenzy.
"For the people in the stands,
it had to be a good game to
watch Godwin said.
"Fortunately we seem to be
coming out on the good end of it
Penn State threatened to take
a 4-3 lead in the eighth, load-
ing the bases with just one out.
Scott Gummo, who homered
earlier in the contest, lifted a
fly ball to right that appeared
deep enough to score Matt
Cavagnaro from third. But when
Eldridge corralled it in, he also
made a perfect throw to the
plate, gunning down Cavagnaro
and keeping the game knotted
at three all.
ECU starter T.J. Hose was
solid again as he pitched seven
innings, allowing three runs off
of six hits and a walk while strik-
ing out nine.
"T.J. had another great
outing Godwin said.
"He was two pitches away
from a stellar performance. If we
keep getting those kind of out-
ings from T.J. Hose, life is going
to be good for ECU Friday
ECU took a 1-0 lead in
the first when with runners
at the corners, Godwin decided
to double steal Witter to
second and Mattox home. The
play worked as Mattox scooted
home safely for the first run of
the contest.
The Pirates struck again in
the second inning when Batts
scored on a groundout from
Schieber for a 2-0 lead.
Gummo's homer in the
fourth cut the Diamond Bucs'
lead in half, 2-1. Matt Lewis's RBI
double, followed by an RBI single
from Gummo in the sixth gave
the Nittany Lions their first lead
of the ballgame at 3-2.
The Pirates tied the con-
test up at three in the seventh
when freshman Brandon Hen-
derson scored on a throwing
error from Penn State short-
stop Scott Gafney on a Mattox
ground ball. That set the stage for
Smith's ninth inning heroics.
ECU returns to action Tues-
day as they battle Duke for the
second time this season. The
Pirates embarrassed the Blue
Devils last week, dealing them a
19-5 loss. Game time is 4 p.m. at
Clark-LeClair Stadium.
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able to send our seniors out with a
win Stokes said.
"Give Tulane a lot of credit;
they played extremely hard
The three seniors, Mike Castro,
Will O'Neil and Rouse all received
framed pictures during a pre-
game ceremony honoring their
contributions to the program.
All three started, but Castro and
O'Neil were pulled out after just
26 seconds.
"It's sunk in, but it'll probably
sink in some more later on said
Rouse, who is currently leading the
conference in rebounding, about
his final home game.
"When I was walking off
the court at the end when
the coaches took me out, I
just realized that it was over
The loss was a bitter end to a
5-8 home schedule against Divi-
sion I opponents in Stokes' first
year. The Pirates' fans suffered
through a disappointing 2-3
record against N.C. opponents and
also two overtime C-USA losses.
The Tulane loss leaves the
Pirates a half game behind
Southern Miss for 11th in the
C-USA standings. If Southern
Miss loses to Tulane Wednes-
day, then ECU'S Saturday
season finale against the
Golden Eagles in Hattiesburg,
Miss, would leave the victor with
11th place.
"Anything can happen Rouse
said about his team's chances
in the conference tournament.
"Any team can beat anyone on
any given night. We're just going
to go out and play whatever team is
next from here on out. It'stheend
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In New York, and as in Miami,
where Nick Saban practices
habits learned from Belichick
from their days with the Browns,
Jets assistants are forbidden
from talking to the media.
In Detroit, Marinelli, Tampa
Bay's former defensive line
coach, preaches high-energy
habits to players and coaches.
He believes one of his chief
challenges will be to get the
Lions to practice at the fast pace
he saw in Tampa.
"Each day there's something
that pops up that's kind of neat
he said. "Problems you can
attack with energy sometimes.
And you just chip away and
learn. That's the fun part, the
Maybe there's a reason
there's no handbook for this. In
the Indiana Convention Center,
Chicago Coach Lovie Smith
thought about it. He has but
two years' experience as a head
coach, but already he's the dean
of his division, the NFC North.
He'd like to keep the post.
"We're division champs right
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