The East Carolinian, March 7, 2006

Volume 81 Number 55
March 7, 2006
visits ECU
Artist famous for mittens
and more
Contemporary artist and
performer Pate Conaway gave a
presentation in the Jenkins Art
building Wednesday, March 1.
Conaway is an interdisciplin-
ary artist from Chicago, 111 who
sees the process of making art as
a visual performance before the
finished product.
He spent five weeks in the
Museum of Contemporary Art
in Chicago knitting a pair of
9-foot-long mittens while being
watched by visitors. People were
fascinated with his abilities
and sat and talked with him
while he was performing.
He is also known for his 35-foot
scarf and 6-foot-tall baby hat.
When he is in a situation
where making things isn't the
easiest task, he finds inspiration.
"Some of my best work
is done on the road, in the car, in
hotel rooms said Conaway.
According to Conaway, a
good way to practice art is to keep
a journal. He also believes that
visual art inspires perfor-
mance art, hence his par-
ticipation in the two fields
of art.
Conaway has a very unique
and almost creepy style
to his art, which can be admired
and appreciated by anyone.
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For students who were not quite sure which direction to take in terms of their education or overall future, the majors fair provided outlets to inform them of their options.
Advising Center holds majors fair
Advising Center makes
exploring majors a breeze
The Advising Center recently
held a majors fair at the Bate
building on campus.
The fair, which represented 120
different majors at ECU, invited stu-
dents to come out and shop around
for a major they find interesting.
Paula Kennedy-Dudley, direc-
tor of Adult and Commuter Stu-
dent Services, was in charge of
the event this year.
"It's a chance for them to
come out and talk to the depart-
ments and find information
said Dudley.
"And there is also information for
not just the academic departments
but other departments like Student
Professional Development
The fair is intended to help
students who haven't had an
opportunity to explore their
major options.
"It's to help students who are
here and maybe haven't really
had a chance to really explore a
lot of different majors, because
often times students come in and
they declare a major immediately,
and sometimes that's not a good
fit for them Dudley said.
The fair focuses on dealing with
any questions students might have
about their respective majors, what
jobs they can possibly get with their
career path, as well as other useful
pieces of information.
"It's really about the indi-
vidual student who walks up and
has no clue about what they are
majoring in, and all of a sudden
there are people there who can
answer their questions said
Shelly Meyers, director for the
Academic Enrichment Center.
Meyers was in charge of the
previous year's majors fair.
The majors fair helps not
only students, but advisers as
well. When a student is confused
about what they want to do, it
makes the adviser's job harder
trying to figure out where they
want to position the student
major-wise. The fair eliminates
the confusion and sets both sides
on the right course.
see FAIR page A3
China's currency
The yuan versus the dollar
The revised constitution, which is still undergoing final readings, is expected to go into effect May 1,
Code of conduct sees revision
Judicial board adopts
new rules
Revisions to the constitu-
tion and the code of conduct for
the judicial board were major
topics of discussion at the SGA
meeting on Monday at 5 p.m.
Ben Wyche, speaker of the
senate, met with Dr. Garrie
Moore, vice chancellor of stu-
dent life, for approval of the
revisions that have been made
thus far to the constitution.
Dr. Moore's approval is part
of one of the final steps to the
ratification of the constitution.
Dr. Moore gave an agenda
of five points that he would
like to include in the consti-
tution according to Wyche.
The agenda consisted of stu-
dents with positions on the
senate to maintain a 2.5 GPA, the
student senate being referred to as
student congress, a $100 stipend
increase to all paid positions
in SGA, the shipmates program
being moved from the constitu-
tion to the statues and enforcing
that amendments must be passed
by two-thirds of the student body.
If everything goes as planned,
the new constitution will take
effect May 1. The upcom-
ing SGA elections will be ran
under the August 2005 rules.
The code of conduct docu-
ment for the judicial board is
also undergoing revision. The
first reading of the document
was by Brian James Mitchell,
attorney general of the judicial
board, at the meeting on Monday.
Some of the major argu-
ments brought up about the
document is the student's right
to have an attorney present
if the student stood charges
that could probably lead to
them being expel or suspended
and the definition of hazing.
The code of conduct states the
students' rights and responsibili-
ties when it comes to topics such
as cheating, stealing and lying. It
also states the university's respon-
sibilities, jurisdiction, definition
see SGA page A3
s The U.S. Department of the
S Treasury is ready to label China
t as a currency manipulator. Cur-
i!3 rency manipulation occurs when
&a country purposely values its
currency in a way befitting its
own trade. In China's case, they
devalue their currency by pegging
it to the dollar, thereby ensuring
that the yuan, China's currency,
will stay weaker than the dollar.
China does this by purchasing
massive amounts of U.S. dollars.
In fact, 31 percent of China's
Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
was U.S. dollars purchased for the
purpose of devaluing the yuan.
The reason that China wants to
make its currency weaker than
the U.S. dollar is to encourage
foreign direct investment (FDI)
and to make Chinese products
more affordable in the U.S. The
affordability of Chinese goods
is very clear considering the 1202
billion trade surplus China had
last year at the expense of the U.S.
Recently the U.S. Depart-
ment of the Treasury has uncov-
ered new evidence of this cur-
rency manipulation at the
behest of Congress.
"The deliberate undervalu-
ation of the yuan should be
found to be in violation of well-
established trade norms; trading
practices utilized by the Chinese
government have seriously dam-
aged the U.S. manufacturing
industry. The finding by the
Treasury Department that China
is not in violation of international
law regarding currency manipu-
lation is very disturbing. Given
the gravity of the charges which
have been made against China,
it is pertinent that Treasury Sec-
retary Snow provide additional
information to the U.S. Con-
gress to facilitate a full discussion
of the Treasury Department's find-
ings regarding China and its cur-
rency valuation practices said U.S.
Representative Rick Boucher
of Virginia two years ago.
Boucher's statement and pres-
sure from Congress led to the
new investigation, which indeed
proved Boucher correct. Now
that China has been caught the
question is what to do about it.
China has nearly a billion and
a half people and represents the
single largest economic market
in the world, so cutting economic
ties with China is not an option.
U.S. law indicates that the U.S.
Department of the Treasury must
speak to the offending nation and
see what can be done to end the
manipulation. China probably
weakens its currency in hopes
of increasing exports to build
an economy that will hopefully
take its massive population out
of poverty. However, the way they
are going about it is not ethical.
John Kania, IPC's director of
government relations, said, "Chi-
na's currency actions are direct
violations of their commitments
under the World Trade Organiza-
tion (WTO) and the International
Monetary Fund (IMF). IPC's sup-
port for the Section 301 trade
case is consistent with IPC's trade
policy to advocate strict enforce-
ment of our trading partners'
commitments under the WTO
This tough statement
from Kania has not made
much of an impact and Con-
gress has particularly noticed
this in the heart of automo-
bile manufacturing, Michigan.
Republican Representa-
tive Dave Camp said the U.S.
"cannot continue to look the
other way when foreign coun-
tries illegally subsidize their own
companies and throw up road-
blocks to our products. Given
the level of competition within
the global economy, weak trade
enforcement is economic suicide
The Bush administra-
tion needs to take a harder
stance against these flagrant
trade fouls.
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Zoo programs fighting critics
(KRT) Jenny and Keke,
two 30-somethlng females, share
a two-bedroom house with a
5,000-square-foot yard and a
small pool. The digs were consid-
ered spacious, even elegant, when
they opened in 1959. But today,
the elephant house at the Dallas
Zoo appears cramped and barren.
Officials hope to build a bigger,
more attractive one soon. They'll
have to if they want to retain
accreditation by the American
Zoo and Aquarium Association
-not to mention Jenny and Keke. K
The growing recognition 5
that these large, majestic and
intelligent animals require more
space and improved living condi-
tions led to new zoo standards
that take effect in May. The new
rules, which govern everything
from yard, stall and herd sizes
to exercise regimens, are forcing
zoos across the nation to decide
Criminalizing abortion will have
disastrous consequences
Better living conditions will allow these animals to live better lives.
whether to expand or close their
elephant exhibits.
"Keke may be the last elephant
the Dallas Zoo receives unless we
move ahead as a community to
build a new elephant habitat said
Chuck Siegel, the zoo's deputy
director for animal management.
About half of the accredited
zoos that house elephants are
committed to costly expan-
sions. But zoos in San Francisco,
see ELEPHANTS page A3
(KRT) South Dakota just
took a huge step backward. The
state's new criminal abortion bill
is patterned on laws first passed
in the 1860s and 1870s - laws that
produced a public health disaster.
Let's be clear: making abortion
illegal, except when a woman's
life is threatened, does not protect
women or their lives.
And now, with a Supreme
Court remade by a president who
is dedicated to overturning Roe v.
Wade, it is a good time to look at
the century-long history of illegal
abortion in the United States.
The earlier laws never stopped
abortion, but they did make it more
dangerous. As police and prosecu-
tors stepped up their enforcement
in the 1940s and 1950s, they
pushed good, safe abortion pro-
viders out of practice. As a result,
abortion got more deadly. Many
women who went to illegal abor-
tionists were blindfolded and had
abortions in secret places. Many
survived, but some died and many
more were seriously injured.
In the years immediately before
Roe v. Wade, hospitals around the
country had separate septic abor-
tion wards for women bleeding,
injured and infected due to illegal
abortions. Many of these patients
had tried to abort by themselves.
Chicago's Cook County Hospi-
tal housed almost 5,000 women per
year in its septic abortion wards.
Deaths due to illegal abortion
approached 50 percent of the
nation's total maternal mortality,
according to a U.S. Department
of Labor study entitled, "Maternal
Mortality in Fifteen States
In countries where abortion
is illegal today, 25 percent to 50
percent of all maternal mortality
is due to illegal abortion.
Those deaths are preventable.
Abortions performed by skilled
practitioners in sterile environ-
ments are extremely safe. After
abortion was legalized in the United
States, maternal mortality fell dra-
matically. Hospital abortion wards
closed because they were empty.
Criminalization of abortion
across the country could double
maternal mortality, according to a
1973 article in the American Jour-
see ABORTION page A3
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RACHEL KING News Editor CLAIRE MURPHY Assistant News Editor
TUESDAY March 7, 2006
The Black Watch
and the Band of the
Welsh Guards
In Wright Auditorium at 8 p.m.
Thursday, March 9, armed with
bagpipes, dance shoes and
drums, the storied Black Watch
and the Band of the Welsh Guards
will present a stirring evening
of military music, pomp and
Purchase Masterpiece
Subscriptions by Sept. 28 for best
options. Masterpiece subscription
(all events): $216 for public, $198
for ECU facultystaff, $108 for
youth and $72 for ECU students.
Advance individual tickets, if
available, may be purchased
beginning Dec. 2 for $39 public,
$37 ECU facultystaff, $19 youth
- and $10 ECU student All tickets at
the door are $39. Group discounts
are available.
Contact the Central Ticket Office
at 328-4788,1-800-ECU-ARTS or
Lance Armstrong's
Maturation: Sport
Reflects Life
In Brody School of Medicine
Auditorium at 7 p.m Thursday,
March 23, Edward F. Coyle, a
physiologist who has studied world
renown cyclist Lance Armstrong,
will visit ECU and discuss how the
cyclist's physiology and optimal
training contributed to seven
consecutive wins at the Tour de
The lecture is free, but donation
opportunities for cancer research
will be available. All proceeds will
go to the Leo W. Jenkins Cancer
Center in Greenville. The lecture
is sponsored by the Department
of Exercise and Sport Science
and the Walker Center in the
College of Health and Human
Performance and the Leo W.
Jenkins Cancer Center in the
Brody School of Medicine and
the University Health Systems of
Eastern Carolina.
Russian National
Theatre, 'La
This ensemble of 50 principal
dancers focuses on upholding
the grand national tradition of
the major Russian ballet works.
Last seen in the U.S. in 1999,
their triumphant return will feature
Petipa's La Bayadere.
Advance individual tickets, if
available, may be purchased
beginning Dec. 2 for $39 public,
$37 ECU facultystaff, $19 youth
and $10 ECU students. All tickets
at the door are $39. Group
discounts are available for groups
of 15 or more.
Contact the Central Ticket Office
at 328-4788,1-800-ECU-ARTS or
ECU Youth Arts
Festival 2006
Saturday, April 1, from 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. on the campus mall,
ECU'S Youth Arts Festival will
feature more than 100 visual and
performing artists who will share
their creative talents with area
Children will have the opportunity
to create art and visit with artists
who will demonstrate activities
such as wheel thrown ceramics,
traditional watercolor painting,
weaving, felting, paper-making,
printmaking, portraiture and other
visual art media. Featured visual
artists will come from around
North Carolina and surrounding
states, as well as ECU'S School
of Art and Design
For more information, contact
Dindy Reich at
or 328-5749 or Richard Tichich at or 328-5481.
B.J. Ward in Stand
Up Opera
On Saturday, April 8 at 8 p.m. in
Wright Auditorium
Purchase Masterpiece
Subscriptions by Sept 28 for best
options. Masterpiece subscription
(all events): $216 for public, $198
for ECU facultystaff, $108 for
youth and $72 for ECU Students.
Crown Subscription (choice of
six events): $162 for public, $150
for ECU facultystaff, $84 for
youth and $48 for ECU students.
Advance individual tickets, if
available, may be purchased
beginning Dec. 2 for $24 public,
$22 ECU facultystaff, $12 youth
and $10 ECU student. All tickets at
the door are $24. Group discounts
are available for groups of 15 or
Ticket required: Central Ticket
Office, 252-328-4788,1-800-ECU-
News Briefs
Church Music
WILSON, N.C. (AP) - Paul Hollifleld,
former worship pastor at Farmington
Heights Church of God, has watched
people's musical tastes spill over into
church worship services.
If society is in the middle of a hip-
hop or soft rock craze, some church
music styles are following those
same trends. But some churches
are holding fast to traditional music
that has been sung for a century
or more.
What's important, Hollifleld says,
is that people keep their focus on
worship, the reason for singing, and
not so much the style of music being
"If you can worship with only one
style of music, it's the music you're
worshipping, not the God of the
music said Hollifleld, who has a
master's degree in church music.
The whole purpose of singing is to
focus on God
Church music is starting to change
in some Wilson churches that have
continued to sing congregational
songs from hymnals. Other churches
are trying to keep their music current
with some of the newest praise and
worship songs available.
"Jackson Chapel was not a church
that ever had drums Canady said.
That took some time for the majority
of people to get used to. Now, we're
doing a wide range of music. We try
to diversify our music so we have
something for our seniors and young
"Our music repertoire has changed
because we want to attract younger
people and adults Bell said. "We
have the contemporary, we have the
traditional and sometimes we have
reggae. What St. John gives is a
variety. We are creative but we have
a balance
More contemporary praise and
worship music has been added to
the church's more traditional style
of congregational music. Traditional
gospel and spirituals remain a part
of the church's music.
"We're trying to find new ways to tell
the same story we have for years
and years Tatum said. "It's a more
informal atmosphere. The thing that's
different from our service and other
contemporary services in town is
we're acoustical. We chose some
music that has some depth to it
Tourney town
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Talk about
your March Madness.
Over the course of three weekends,
this city that loves college basketball
will host back-to-back-to-back
postseason tournaments, inviting
more than a quarter of a million
fans to Greensboro Coliseum for
28 games, a pair of conference
championships and the first few miles
of the road to the Final Four.
"We all love it and we'll surely be
working on adrenaline coliseum
director Matt Brown said.
It started this week with the Atlantic
Coast Conference women's
tournament - in Game No. 1, Sharnee
Zoll scored 18 points to lead Virginia
past Boston College 57-54. The ACC
men's tournament is next week,
followed March 16-18 by first- and
second-round games of the men's
NCAA tournament
It's the first time any arena has hosted
a women's conference tournament,
then a men's conference tournament
and then the opening rounds of the
NCAAs in the same year, said ACC
spokeswoman Amy Yakola.
Allen Purser, the interim president
of the Greensboro Chamber of
Commerce, said the successive
tournaments are projected to pump
about $40 million into the local
economy. Along with ticket sales, out-
of-town fans will also be in the market
for hotel rooms, dinner reservations
and rental cars.
"It adds excitement and a buzz to
the community and it might actually
generate more business Purser said,
before adding, "I have a feeling the TV
will be on a bunch in the Chamber of
Commerce break room
Buffett says Berkshire gain beat
S&P 500 for the year
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Billionaire
investor Warren Buffett said Saturday
in his annual letter to shareholders
of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. that his
holding company's net worth grew by
$5.6 billion in 2005, which he dubbed
"a decent year
That increased the book value, assets
minus liabilities, of both classes of
Berkshire stock 6.4 percent, beating the
S&P gain of 4.9 percent for the year.
Berkshire rebounded from the
hurricane losses of the third quarter
by reporting net earnings of $5.13
billion for the fourth quarter on revenue
of $25.37 billion. That compares with
revenue of $20.53 billion and net
earnings of $586 million in the third
quarter. The fourth-quarter figures
were more than 50 percent higher
than the same quarter a year ago,
when Berkshire reported $3.34 billion
in net earnings.
Berkshire estimated its losses to
hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma
at $3.4 billion. Still, Buffett said, the
insurance portion of Berkshire did well
as whole.
Buffett, whose insurance holdings
include auto insurer Geico, commended
that company's CEO, Tony Nicely, for
gaining market share and posting
"commendable profits
"If you have a new son or grandson
in 2006, name him Tony Buffett
For 2005, Berkshire reported net
earnings per share of $5,258 on
total revenue of $81.67 billion. That
compares with year-earlier figures
of $74.38 billion in revenue and
net earnings per share of $4,753.
Buffett is known around the world as
the man who built a 1956 partnership
of four relatives and three ciose friends
into a holding company with total assets
of $198.3 billion at the end of 2005.
Bertehire owns furniture, carpet jewelry
and candy companies, restaurants,
natural gas and corporate jet firms.
Snow moves Into Northern Rockies;
West gets a break from rain
(AP) - Idaho and Montana were bracing
for significant snowfall, while the wet
West Coast was expected to have a
day to dry out
The West Coast was expected to have
dry weather for most of Saturday, but a
Pacific system was expected to begin
moving in along the Northwest coast
late Saturday night Rain was forecast
to begin along the northern California
and Oregon border before spreading
throughout the Northwest and central
California on Sunday.
In the Northeast, snow showers
were expected to linger over the
Adirondack Mountains. Conditions
were favorable for lake effect
snow in western New England.
Temperatures should be fairly
mild with the lowest highs in the
20s and 30s spreading from the
Intermountain West to the Northeast
Warmer temperatures are expected
in the South where highs will rise
into the 60s and 70s in the Southern
Rains and Southeast Temperatures
should rise into the 80s in some
parts of southern Florida and Texas.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states
Friday ranged from a low of minus-14
degrees at Raco, Mich, to a high of 87
degrees at McAllen, Texas.
Talabanl says he has assurances
U.S. forces to stay as long as
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - President Jalal
Talabanl on Saturday underscored
the need for a unity government in
Iraq after a spasm of sectarian killing
and said he had been assured U.S.
forces would remain in the country
as long as needed; "no matter what
the period
His comments came after a bomb
exploded at a minibus terminal during
morning rush hour in a southeastern
Baghdad suburb, killing seven people
and wounding 25, one of a string
of explosions in the capital and
Abizaid said he was "very, very
pleased with the reaction of the
Iraqi armed forces' during the crisis
unleashed by the Feb. 22 bombing
of a sacred Shiite shrine in Samarra
and reprisal attacks against Sunni
Muslims that pushed Iraq to the brink
of civil war.
"We should understand that the
terrorists are trying to create problems
among trie Iraqi people that can
lead to difficulties between various
groups he said after a separate
meeting with Prime Minister Ibrahim
al-Jaafari. "We should not fall into their
trap. We are stronger than they are.
We will ultimately prevail
The surge of attacks, which have
killed at least 500 people since
last week, has tangled negotiations
to form a new government after
December parliamentary elections
and threatened American hopes of
starting a troop pullout this summer.
Talabani said Abizaid assured him
that U.S. forces "are ready to stay as
long as we ask them, no matter what
the period is"
He said the U.S. commander also
stressed that "a strong national unity
government made up of all blocs in
parliament will help in stabilizing Iraq
and bringing peace
However, Talabani said his Kurdish
followers and their allies will fight
against a second term for al-Jaafari.
In Baqouba, 35 miles northeast of
the capital, a bomb exploded in a
busy commercial area near a shop
that repairs radios and tape players,
killing a young girl and injuring eight
other people, police said.
In the south, a Shiite lawmaker was
seriously wounded when gunmen in
two speeding cars fired on his vehicle
near Basra, Iraq's second-largest city.
An aide for Qasim Attiyah al-Jbouri
was killed and two bodyguards
injured, police Capt Mushtaq Kadhim
Bush shows solidarity with
Musharraf on security-tense
Pakistan visit
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) - President
Bush and Pakistani President Pervez
Musharraf recommitted their nations
Saturday to the difficult task of hunting
down terrorists still hiding here and
across the globe. Before departing
for home, Bush praised Musharraf
as a "man of courage and vision"
Bush made his first visit to
Pakistan despite terrorist dangers
that demanded extraordinary
DUI dispute leads to problems
(AP) A dispute about who
Is responsible for informing
police of DUI license suspension
hearings has led to more cases
being dismissed and drivers get-
ting back on the road faster.
In South Carolina, licenses
are suspended automatically
for 90 days when a suspected
drunken driver refuses to take a
blood-alcohol test. People with a
blood-alcohol level of at least .15
percent, nearly twice the state's
.08 standard for drunk driving,
also face immediate 30 day sus-
But drivers can appeal those
automatic suspensions and get
licenses back until their DUI
charges are heard by a court.
For years, the stat,e Department
of Motor Vehicles handled the
appeals. But since a new law took
effect Jan. 1, the South Carolina
Administrative Law Court has
been in charge of those hearings
and oversees the hearing officers
that handles those cases.
Since then, 70 percent of the
602 cases that went to adminis-
trative hearings were dismissed.
That's up from 60 percent in
all of 2005. Most of this year's
dismissals came because the
Administrative Law Court has
not notified police of pending
hearings and officers not show-
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license suspension.
DMV officials say they're
appealing about 200 of the 421
dismissed cases and haven't rein-
stated those licenses.
"We have additional cases
that are being reviewed, and we
will probably file more (appeals)
DMV spokeswoman Beth Parks
"It's a mess Marvin Kit-
trell, the administrative court's
chief judge, said. He said his
staff would start notifying police
officers immediately and that he
is pushing proposed legislation
that would more clearly give his
office that responsibility.
The "mess" developed as Kit-
trell's court and DMV disagreed
about who was responsible for
notifying police of upcoming
Parks said when the Adminis-
trative Law Court took responsi-
bility for the suspension appeals,
it also became responsible for
notifying police.
"We're relying on the Depart-
ment of Motor Vehicles to notify
us said Col. Russell Roark, head
of the state Highway Patrol. "If
the DMV notifies us of a hear-
ing, we will try, to the best of our
ability, to make sure our trooper
is at the hearing
Roark says his division had
been working with the DMV to
This cminmi sjonri lor
develop a "cleaner" notification
process involving sending hear-
ing notices to officers by e-mail
instead of by fax.
Kittrell hopes a bill up for
debate this week in the House
will clarify the roles.
The House legislation and a
similar bill in the Senate make it
clear that arresting police officers
or officers operating blood-alco-
hol test machines are parties in
the case, not just witnesses. That
change would require that they
be notified.
That bill's sponsor, Rep. Greg
Delleney, R-Chester, blames the
DMV for the problem
"They're deliberately pick-
ing a fight Delleney said. "Had
there not been a problem to
begin with, the administrative
hearing officers would still be
with them
But the agency's department
managers treated the officers
"like stepchildren" and some
cases left them locked out of
Parks said DMV had arguing
since 2004 to move the hearing
officers elsewhere because their
work "really wasn't part of our
Kittrell said he didn't want
the hearing officers because he
"had enough on my plate at that
security to bolster Musharraf,
who straddles a delicate political
divide in this impoverished
but growing Islamic nation.
The U.S. led wars in Iraq and
Afghanistan are unpopular here,
and Pakistan's strong anti-American
sentiment was reflected in the
thousands who demonstrated across
the country against Bush's visit. While
there are suspicions that al-Qaida
and Taliban operatives maintain
some degree of safe sanctuary
inside Pakistan, Musharraf has
defied criticism he is too cozy with
Washington to be a strong U.S.
partner in the anti-terrorism campaign.
Musharraf seized power in a 1999
bloodless coup. Instead of giving
up his military uniform in 2004 as
promised, he changed the constitution
so he could hold both his army
post and the presidency until 2007.
"I believe democracy is Pakistan's
future Bush said at an outdoor
news conference with Musharraf
at the marble presidential palace.
Pakistan's law enforcement agencies
have arrested more than 700 suspected
militants in the past four years.
American and green-and-white
Pakistani flags were hoisted in honor
of Bush's visit. Streets in the capital
were mostly empty, except for armed
security officers standing guard.
Layers of security, including three
helicopters that circled overhead,
shadowed Bush's motorcade
Saturday as it ferried him from the
fortified U.S. Embassy compound to
the presidential palace in the heart
of the city's government district.
Bush was escorted down a red
carpet behind raised swords gripped
by Pakistani troops in dark green
The visit followed a three-day trip to
India, where Bush sealed a civilian
nuclear deal. Pakistan has asked
for the same arrangement, but Bush
made clear that was unlikely, using
diplomatic language about the
two countries' "different needs and
different histories
Just two years ago Pakistan's leading
nuclear scientist, A.Q. Khan, was
exposed as the chief of a lucrative
black market in weapons technology
that had supplied Iran, Libya and
North Korea.
Pakistan's government denied
any knowledge of his proliferation
Bush has expressed no objections
to plans by India and Pakistan to
build a pipeline to bring much-
needed natural gas supplies from
Iran, a project that had brought
U.S. disapproval. Washington
opposes investments that benefit
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of academic integrity and many
other definitions and rules.
The document consists
of 27 pages filled with guide-
lines for students to follow
and how to handle situations
in which the student did not
abide by the code of conduct.
The document will go
through two student input ses-
sions, one joint judicial board
meeting and then a senate
approval, according to Mitchell.
"This process is critical to get-
ting students to shape the stan-
dards by which they're being held
accountable for Mitchell said.
The judicial board is also
accepting applications to be apart
of the organization. The board is
one of only 16 in the nation that
is completely student run and has
the power to expel and suspend,
according to Mitchell.
The judicial board hears cases
about any violations to the code
of conduct, decides if the student
is responsible and if so, gives the
student to consequences that are
outlined in the code of conduct
Students who are interested in
applying must have a cumulative
2.5 GPA, be in good standing with
the university, have good decision
skills and be able to express fair-
ness in the judicial process.
Applications are available
at the Mendenhall information
desk or at ecu.educs-studun-
The deadline to turn in applica-
tions is March 17.
Students are also reminded
that Diversity week is quickly
approaching. It will be from
March 20-25.
There are numerous events
that will take place during that
week. Some to the events include
International Food Day, Religion
Forum, Poetry Slam, Mix it Up
Dance Explosion, Heena Hand
Art and Women in Leadership
There will be many more
events that will take place during
this week. Check the student
announcements for more events
and specific times and locations
from page A1
Detroit and a handful of other
cities have decided to slam shut
the elephant barn door. And
as many as 15 more zoos are
likely to close their elephant
exhibits in the next few years,
one expert predicts.
But some animal rights
activists say that even the
better guidelines aren't good
enough, that it's cruel to keep
any elephant in captivity.
They've pushed the debate
into public in some cities by
staging emotionally charged
protests and bombarding politi-
cians and newspapers with letters.
In December, a dozen people
picketed the Fort Worth Zoo
to protest its breeding pro-
gram, with some demonstrators
wearing elephant noses and
carrying signs that read, "A life
in captivity is no life at all
The zoo - which already exceeds
the new standards - boasts one of
the largest herds in the country:
seven elephants, including a
young bull on loan from a circus
for breeding.
Michael Fouraker, the zoo's
executive director and head of
the International Elephant Foun-
dation, vowed not to be cowed by
the activists.
"We are not reactive to this
he said.
"We've been pushing ele-
phant conservation and our
commitment to elephants long
before this became an issue
We've just stuck by our guns
So far, activists have not tar-
geted the Dallas Zoo, which is
considering expansion pending a
public commitment for millions
of dollars for the elephant house
and other large mammal exhibits.
Specific plans for the pro-
posed Dallas exhibit are on hold,
with zoo director Rich Buickerood
leaving his post this summer; a
new executive may have different
ideas. But the idea is to create a
new elephant house on as much
as 3 acres next to the Wilds of
Africa exhibit. The space, cur-
rently used for maintenance
equipment and classrooms,
offers a more natural terrain.
The potential cost: $5 mil-
lion to $7 million.
Money for zoo renovations
is expected to be included in
bond proposals that could come
before voters in November, said
Paul Dyer, Dallas director of
parks and recreation. The City
Council is debating what to
include and how much to ask for,
but Dyer said he hopes for at least
$19 million for zoo renovations.
Buickerood predicts the bond
proposal will pass.
"The only issue for usiswhenare
we going to be able to move them
out of an exhibit that we don't like
to an exhibit we do like he said.
"We've housed elephants
here 80 years or more, and we
want to continue to do it
of these events.
If you are interested in volun-
teering your time for any of these
events, contact Nadia Payne at
The State of the University
Address will be Tuesday, March
7 at 5 p.m. It will be held in
Mendenhall room 244. Refresh-
ments will be served after the
event, and students are urged
to attend.
All organizations that regis-
tered by Feb. 28 need to attend
the annual funding workshop for
the opportunity to receive fund-
ing for their organization.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian. com.
AbOrtiOII from page A1
nal of Public Health. If abortion
becomes illegal again (or so hard
to get that it is essentially ille-
gal), abortion-related injuries and
deaths are likely to be especially
high among poor women, African-
American and Latina women who
can't afford to travel to pro-choice
states. As a result, many of them
might try self-induced abortions.
How will new criminal abor-
tion laws be enforced?
In the past, prosecutors
focused on those who performed
abortions, though women were
arrested and punished too. Police
and medical staff interrogated
women suspected of having abor-
tions. Suspects included women
in the midst of a miscarriage.
If abortion is made illegal, medi-
cal personnel could again be coerced
into collecting information from
patients under the threat of losing
their medical licenses.
Police could again raid clinics
and patients could be captured
and forced to endure coercive
gynecological examinations as
police search for evidence.
Women, who seek medical
care after an abortion could
be questioned, arrested and
required to testify in court.
Fair from page A1
Each booth at the fair is repre-
sented differently. Someof the booths
are represented by advisers, others
faculty and graduates themselves.
"I had some ideas and went
and looked at several further
and it helped me out a lot said
Trey Mayfield, a freshman who
is currently an undecided major.
Many students have an idea
of what they want to do, they
just need a little encouragement.
"They had been lean-
ing this way and this was the
opportunity to come by and
see and talk to somebody from
the department and help them
make up their minds said Ron
Sessoms, member of the construc-
tion management department.
This was the second major
fair the advising center has held.
Fitness enthusiasts
can now download
motivating words
Technology now allows fitness buffs to hear many types of broadcasts.
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But Causadias recently
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Now, fitness buffs all over the
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Count his fitness-focused
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It's the latest twist in the growing
world of podcasting, which has
mushroomed with the soaring
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Sure, you can get fitness tips
from magazines, books and TV.
But podcasts are mobile, avail-
able any time and usually free.
At her Sunrise, Fla home
and nearby parks, Tracy Gittens,
24, and twin sister, Nadiah,
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"People need someone to
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he is says Tracy, a clothing
designer. "Anytime you want to
listen, he's right there
That's exactly what Causa-
dias had in mind.
"A lot of people don't find it
convenient to get to a gym says
Causadias, 28, who started his
podcast two months ago. "I've
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these exercises at the park, in the
kitchen, wherever. People can get
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Causadias' podcasts dem-
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tummy tightening to building
up your lower body. But that's
just one option. A run through
podcast directories shows
myriad offerings.
Physical therapists give tips
on injury prevention. Personal
trainers help you build bigger
biceps. Veteran runners tell you
how to train.
Motivational podcasts
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weight loss. Sometimes there's a
single speaker. Others feature
two or three people, chatting
like radio DJs. A few. including
Causadias ipclude video so you
can see the podcaster in action,
ifyou have a portable player with
video capability.
Some hosts post podcasts
regularly, say, once a week.
Others, only when the host gets
around to it. Some podcasters
are polished; others stumble
and stammer.
But listeners don't appear to
care. Some are even drawn to the
non-intimidating, unpolished
tone. It's like listening to ordi-
nary people share their know-
how among friends.
"It's almost like you're eaves-
dropping on someone's conver-
sation says Doug Kelsey, an
Austin, Texas, physical therapist
who does a podcast and listens
to others. "It feels more authen-
tic. Not so corporate. People are
hungry for that
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on your computer or on the go
with your iPod or other MP3
player. When you subscribe to a
podcast, it's automatically down-
loaded to your computer. Then
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MP3 player.
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Miami attorney Amy Agnoli,
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she downloads his podcasts to
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JENNIFER L HOBBS Editor in Chief
TUESDAY March 7, 2006
Our View
Pets need to be taken
care of, please start
Spring is just around the corner, and when
it makes its grand entrance, students every-
where will start filing out of their apartments
to wash cars, grill out and, apparently, run
from large dogs.
I love dogs. I've owned dogs all my life. They
make great companions and, in some cases,
provide excellent protection. There is no
greater feeling than arriving home from school
or work after a long day and being greeted
at the door by enthusiastic little Fido - those
perked ears, that wagging tail and that sweet
little "play with me" whine are irresistible.
At the same time, there is no feeling worse
than being chased by your neighbor's slightly
irritated rottweiler. Owning a dog is a privi-
lege, and with privilege comes responsibility.
People who live in apartment complexes
should consider themselves fortunate
allowed to own dogs, especially large
and that privilege should not be abused.
Apartment living is unique. Neighbors share
not only walls, but also parking lots.
Opinion Columnist
lbse Is Yale University the American Taliban?
Dogs need to be walked. They do not,
however, need to be free to roam around a
parking lot full of people - people the dog
doesn't know, by the way. Leashes are readily
available at any pet store, and they're cheap.
Every dog owner should have one and use
it. Dog owners may be comfortable with and
trusting of their pets, but whether we like to
admit it or not, they are still animals with
animal instincts. Even the most obedient pet
can have a stubborn streak from time to time.
Even the best-behaved dog can be tempted
to chase after the tiny girl walking her dog,
which just happens to be on a leash. If the
threat of not being able to control your animal
isn't enough incentive to keep it on a leash,
just think of the dog's safety. That same dog
that's tempted to run after another dog in the
parking lot could run out in front of a car.
I say none of this to anger people, only to
make people realize that pets are amazing
things. They provide their owners with love,
protection and devotion. We owe it to our
pets to care for them as well.
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Sometimes the best
universities make the
worst mistakes
Sometimes I regret coming
to ECU. More than once I've
thought to myself how much
better my life could be had I been
good enough for an Ivy League
university. Just think about it.
Think about the cache that would
come had I graduated from Yale
University. At the moment, I'm
terrified about what's waiting for
me after graduation and whether
I'll be able to find a job that will
bring some level of happiness
and enough money to survive.
Not if I graduated from Yale. Not
only would my shoe be in the
door at any magazine or news-
paper 1 wanted to work for, the
guy on the other end would be
frothing at the mouth to shine
them for me - all because I'd be
a Yale man, not an ECU Pirate. Of
course, I could never have gone to
Yale -1 haven't oppressed nearly
enough women to meet their
new standards of admission. That
and I hate Osama bin Laden.
That's not the case for Sayed Rah-
matullah Hashemi, though. He
hates women and loves Osama
bin Laden, although I guess those
would have to be prerequisites
for a Taliban ambassador, which
Hashemi was until the Islamo-
fascist regime was destroyed by
the United States in late 2001.
If you asked me a week ago where
the mouthpiece of the Taliban
was at that very moment, I can't
be certain but I probably would
have said something to the effect
of, "face down in a three-foot
wide cage off the coast of Cuba
where he belongs It would
have taken me approximately
230,431 guesses before I came
up with the correct answer,
which is "studying at Yale Uni-
versity Great - not only is this
piece of garbage walking free (on
U.S. soil no less), he's attend-
ing a better college than I am.
You don't have to sift through
many of my past articles to
figure out where I am on the
political spectrum - after
all, I went so far as to call for
bloody revolution should the
New Orleans police officers that
brutally attacked a 64-year-old
schoolteacher not face charges
(lucky for everyone, they did).
But even I can't stomach the fact
that Yale would admit someone
like Hashemi, who one intelli-
gence report indicates he attended
an Al-Qaeda terrorist training
camp. Not only that, the man has
a fourth grade formal education.
He's never even taken the SATs!
It's especially upsetting given the
fact that Yale has barred ROTC
programs and military recruit-
ers from campus. Yale hates the
American military for its "don't
ask, don't tell" program, yet
they give their seal of approval
to a guy affiliated with a group
that murdered homosexuals.
This lapse in judgment from Yale
is inexcusable. Since the story
broke last week, the university
has yet to officially release a state-
ment to the public. What's the
holdup? Could it be that, even
with the greatest minds in the
country at their disposal, they
cannot come up with a reasonable
explanation? And what would
such an explanation look like?
Probably something like this,
"Sayed Rahmatullah Hashemi is
a worldly, Intelligent individual
with a wealth of unique experi-
ences to share with the student
body at blah blah blah
Had they not committed sui-
cide, would Yale have admitted
General Rommel or Joseph Goe-
bbels after World War II ended?
Would there have been room on
the roster for Pol Pot or Chairman
Mao? Personally, I think Adolph
Hitler would have flourished at
Yale's School of Fine Arts. But
as ludicrous as that may sound,
I don't see much of a difference
between those I just mentioned
and Hashemi. If Yale would take
him, I think Joseph Stalin would
have been a lock, although I
picture him as a Harvard man
However, let's not put the
entire blame on the elitist shoul-
ders of the powers-that-be at Yale
because there's an even greater
issue at hand. Most of the hijack-
ers that crashed the commercial
planes on 911 were in America
on student visas. After the attacks
that day, the State Department
supposedly cracked down on
handing out student visas, but
somehow, the most vocal and
prominent member of the Tal-
iban - who still denounces the
United States and praised Osama
bin Laden in the past - got one
with relative ease. Cat Stevens
can't get off a plane in New York,
but the State Department doesn't
bat an eye when they see Sayed
Rahmatullah Hashemi on a stu-
dent visa application. And Cat's
British - not a true Arab - and
honestly, anyone who can write
a song as beautiful as "Father and
Son" can't really be a threat to
my existence.
However, it begs the question,
who else has slipped through
the cracks so to speak due to the
incompetence of our bloated
bureaucracy? We've seen what 19
of them can do; it wouldn't take
many to end the lives of thou-
sands of more Americans.
The solution is clear but will
never happen. Yale needs to cut
the holier-than-thou, liberal
attitude and understand that this
is ridiculous. The pedestal that
both the students and admin-
istration rest on is so high that
they're out of touch with the
rest of the United States. Maybe
Hashemi is a decent guy once
you get past the anti-Semitism,
anti-Americanism, anti-women,
homophobic - eh, what am I
As far as I'm concerned, there's
a cage in Guantanamo with his
name on it. The last Arab radical
America trained and educated
wound up screwing us in 2001.
Yale and the United States need
to get with the program and study
the past before putting the rubber
stamp on a piece of paper. The
only upside to this debacle that I
can see is that for once, I'm glad
that I'm not a Yale Bulldog.
Go Pirates!
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Dear Editor,
A coalition of community
leaders proposed a county ordi-
nance to remove the Confederate
Monument located at the Pitt
County Court House. The Local
NAACP is not part of the coali-
tion and has not as yet taken
a public position on the issue.
The group supporting removal
includes intelligent and well edu-
cated Individuals who conducted
a substantial amount of research
before proposing the ordinance.
The succession of the states
that formed the Confederate
States of America was a criminal
act of treason violating Article
III, Section 3 of the U.S. Consti-
tution. President Johnson issued
Presidential Pardons in 1868,
thus demonstrating that Con-
federate soldiers were, in fact,
criminals as a matter of law.
The Confederate Constitu-
tion required all states to honor
the institution of enslavement of
black people and required any new
state or territory admitted Into the
Confederacy to honor slavery of
blacks. Confederate Vice Presi-
dent Andrew Stephens stated that
the Confederacy was founded
upon the slavery of "negroes
and that It stood upon the fun-
dament truth that the "negro"
is inferior to the white man.
Confederate soldiers fought
to keep blacks in slavery forever
and everywhere. A monument
to people who fought to estab-
lish this principle has no place
at a public court house. Human
decency requires its removal. It
is offensive to blacks and white
Union soldiers' ancestors.
Some 55,000 blacks are
recorded to have served as Con-
federate soldiers. Close analysis
shows that most of these entered
as slaves who were forced by their
masters. Most of them ultimately
joined the Union to take their
freedom by rising up against
their Confederate captors.
The problems of poverty,
crime and other negative pathol-
ogies in the black community
can be directly traced to being
freed from slavery without land,
money or reparations and forced
into Jim Crow segregation until
the civil rights act of 1964.
Blacks continue to suffer racial
discrimination that has taken on
many subtle forms.
The monument is a rally
point for racists who permeate
every level of American society.
The removal of the monument
in Pitt County is an opportunity
for Pitt County to repudiate its
offenses against the black com-
munity and open the door to
progress. We respect the right of
others to honor their Confeder-
ate heros, but it should be done
somewhere other than the public
court house. At the court house it
makes an unacceptable political
statement and endorses the racist
ideas for which the Confederate
Constitution stood.
Rev. Ozie Lee Hall, Jr.
Coalition for Removal
of Confederate Monument
Pirate Rant
To the guy in the red car with the system and the dubs,
stop driving slowly up the hill with your music blaring!
Shouldn't you have graduated by now or something?
If you found a blue and grey Audlovox camera phone at
The Element last Friday, please turn it in to Mendenhall
lost and found this week. My spring break and I will
greatly appreciate it.
Yeah, 1 mean I am not about to voluntarily root for or
contribute to global warming, but right now I like the
Just so everyone knows, especially those of you who are
Ignorant, the civil war was not, I repeat not, about slav-
ery. Meaning that the statue outside of the courthouse
is a part of the South's history, if you don't like It, move
to the North.
Rock for Relay was freaking awesome!
OK so Monday I was in West End Dining Hall and I
see these two girls come in together dressed exactly alike
- navy sweater and yellow polo. Now I have to admit that
I, too, dressed like my best friend, but that was in the first
grade. News flash, girls, we are in college now; It's not cool
to dress like your best friend!
To whomever said "snirtle" the other day -
I'm still laughing days later.
thank you!
To whomever said anyone could look good with makeup
on, clearly you're not seeing some of the people I see in
this world.
I'm sorry but don't expect your girlfriend of two years to
be OK with "just being friends" 24 hours after you dump
her, then proceed to tell her about a girl you saw at a
party dancing on a table. You really aren't that amazing
to begin with.
Lying is bad; that's all there is to it. If you don't have the
guts to tell the truth about what you're doing, then you're
not mature enough to be doing it.
I tried calling SafeRlde for 20 minutes, no answer
did the reasonable thing and drove home drunk.
You may obsess about working out and having the perfect
body, but you're still an ugly person on the Inside.
You think all these Pirate Rants are about you. What are
you? An egomaniac?
Why do teachers of online classes make you have group
projects? I mean, if the members of my group aren't even
In the USA, how am I supposed to meet with them?
I think I'm going to start my day with an eight ball and
a shot of whiskey.
My friend is mad because her roommate wrote a Pirate
Rant about her. It's funny though, because we all know
It's true and anyone of us would have said the same. Now
we're all just wondering when she'll realize that and why
she can't see it herself.
I heart ECU! Like whoa
1 signed up for a treadmill - you did not. Therefore,
get off and don't tell me that you "only have five more
I think it is complete crap that high school can now have
To my roommate, you haven't washed your bed sheets
since you came here in August. And sadly enough, I had
to wash them for you while you went home for a weekend
(you don't know that). So here's some advice - please wash
your sheets; it's really starting to smell!
I love being Greek! And if the 94 percent of you who aren't
Greek gave it a try, you would love it, too.
How about changing the name to Pirate Rants and Raves?
Positive comments are nice to hear, too.
Carolina beat Duke! WHOOO HOOO!
1 hate it when people wear sunglasses at night! What
sense does it make to have sunglasses on when there Is
no freakin' sun? People really annoy me when they wear
them to the club!
It'd be great if boys on the second floor of Tyler would grow
up. Maybe If you were secure with your own sexuality,
you wouldn't have a problem.
Thanks to all of the grounds keepers for keeping the
campus so clean and green.
What's up with the pink posters up all over campus
"from God"? Don't get me wrong, I'm not anti-God or
Jesus or anything. Just uh, yeah. They freak me out, OK?
And what about Buddha? I'd rather get a message from
him anyway.
1 think that the Rec Center should have those sanitary
wipes that come out of those big plastic containers rather
than a towel and some disinfectant spray. All we are doing
is re-wiping everyone's sweat back onto the machines.
Isn't It amazing how the two little words "1 do" can take
you from the "Princess of Pop" to the "Queen of the
Trailer Park"?
1 am so tired of hearing we pay the teachers and other
faculty members with our tuition. Half of you get finan-
cial aid anyway.
Even if they ever do fix the fountain and get it working,
I think that it is ugly anyway and they should just knock
it down and turn It into an area for more parking.
The voice answering service for ECU'S Health Center is so
depressing. The woman speaking sounds as If she com-
pletely hates her job for those of you calling to make an
appointment who would prefer not to listen to her ramble
on about office hours, just press two and it will connect
you with the appointment office.
It's funny how something as small as renaming a street
brings out people's racist tendencies! And these are the
same people who say we don't need Black History Month
anymore! Wow!
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Sick bay report
Sheryl Crow is in good spirits after
a Feb. 22 lumpectomy to remove
malignant spots in her breasts and
is preparing to undergo radiation
treatment. Just three weeks ago she
split from the world's most famous
cancer survivor, Lance Armstrong.
A bustln' suit
Hip-hop artist Busta Rhymes (Trevor
Smith) is being sued by an ardent
autograph-seeking fan who says
Busta and bodyguard Troy Green
busted all over his face, back and
neck six months ago "for no rhyme or
reason Filed in Manhattan Supreme
Court, Melvin Smith's civil suit, which
says the fracas has left him unable
to fulfill his professional duties as a
handyman, seeks an unspecified
amount of money. Meanwhile, police
are still investigating a Feb. 5 incident
during which another bodyguard,
Israel Ramirez, was gunned down on
the set of Busta's video shoot.
Reese's payday
Julia Roberts Is no more. Seductively
articulate Walk the Line star Reese
Witherspoon has surpassed the
smile as the highest-paid actress of
all time, having signed to star in the
horror flick Our Family Trouble for
$29 million. Julia got a pathetic $24
million for Mona Lisa Smile. Not to
advocate anything as jejune as pay-
grade equality, but Reese's piece is
still a far cry from what the boys make,
Tom Cruise was paid $75 million for
Mission: Impossible II.
A splash at Sundance
Two films examining immigrant life
in America, the Latino teen drama
Quinceanera and the Sudanese
refugee documentary God Grew
Tired of Us, won top honors at the
Sundance Rim Festival. Quinceanera
is written and directed by Wash
Westmoreland and Richard Glatzer.
Starring Emily Rios in a striking film
debut as a girl ostracized by her
family after she becomes pregnant
shortly before her 15th birthday,
Quinceanera offers a culture-clash
portrait of Los Angeles' Echo
Park area, traditionally a Hispanic
neighborhood that has become a
trendy enclave. Christopher Quinn's
God Grew Tired of Us, which follows
three Sudanese boys adjusting to life
in the United States after the bloody
civil war in their homeland, received
both the jury prize and audience
award for U.S. documentaries.
Surprise attack
Filmmaker Steven Spielberg stated
that while he knew he was going to
"receive a volley from the right about
his film Munich, he was surprised
that we received a much smaller, but
no less painful, volley from the left. It
made me feel a little more aware of
the dogma and the Luddite position
people take any time the Middle
East is up for discussion Munich is
the story of what happened after 11
Israeli athletes were murdered at the
1972 Olympics.
Calling It quits
Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia
Marquez says he has stopped
writing. "The year 2005 was the
first In my life when I did not write a
single line the 78-year-old author
was quoted as saying in Sunday's
La Vanguardia, a daily published in
Barcelona, Spain. Garcia Marquez is
best known for One Hundred Years
of Solitude and Love in the Time of
Cholera. His latest novel, Memories
of My Melancholy Whores, came out
last year.
Local Concerts:
The Take Action Tour featuring
Matchbook Romance, The Early
November, Silverstein, Paramore and
Amber Pacific will come to Myrtle
Beach, S.C. Tuesday, March 7.
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah will be
at the Cat's Cradle In Carrboro, N.C.
Thursday, March 9.
Jerry Seinfeld will be performing
at the Progress Energy Center for
Performing Arts in Raleigh Friday,
March 10.
Circa Survive, Saves the Day and
Moneen will be performing at the
House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Saturday, March 25.
R. Kelly will be performing at Memorial
Auditorium in Raleigh Tuesday, March
Ben Folds will be performing at
Memorial Auditorium in Raleigh
Thursday, March 30.
Martina McBride will be at the RBC
Center in Raleigh Sunday, April 2.
Kid Rock will be performing at the
RBC Center in Raleigh Friday, April
Michael Buble will be performing
at Memorial Auditorium In Raleigh
Wednesday, April 12.
Bluegrass Band takes over ECU
This Jarvis Street
group has become
Greenville's next craze
ECU is full of many hidden
treasures; among them is The
Jarvis Street Bluegrass Band.
Their music encourages listen-
ers to let loose and boogie with
friends. One of the found-
ing fathers of the group is
Mark Romano, who I inter-
viewed to get a better idea of
what this band is all about.
TEC: What are the names of
your fellow band members and
what instruments do they play?
Romano: Jesse laquinto does
vocals and plays the mandolin,
Charlie McCanless plays the
bass, Chad Cowan does vocals
and plays the guitar and I play
the banjo and vocals. We also
have guest instrumentalists
join us for different shows.
TEC: How often do you guys
Romano: Every day, every
chance we get. It is our lives.
TEC: What inspired you guys
to play bluegrass music?
Romano: Jesse and 1 had Eng-
lish together freshman year and
we had to write a paper about
something on North Carolina.
Jesse and 1 both wanted to
write about music and blue-
More Info
The Jarvis Street Bluegrass Band:
Jesse laquinto - Vocals, mandolin
Mark Romano - Banjo, vocals
Charlie McCanless - Bass
Chad Cowan - Guitar and vocals
A relatively new band who has
taken ECU by a storm, performing
bluegrass music and acquiring a
steady following of listeners
The group will be playing at Happy's
Wednesday, March 8.
For more Information about the
band and Its members go to
grass originated fh western North
Carolina, so we both wrote a
paper on it. Then we became
friends and started jamming. We
started playing bluegrass because
none of us had really played
that style" of music, but we had
Jesse's dad's 50-year-old banjo
and a mandolin, so we started
messing around with those.
TEC: How did you add the other
members of the band and how
long has your band been together
Romano: In August we all got
back together and decided to
get serious about playing music.
Our good friend Stephen played
The Jarvis Street Bluegrass Band: Jesse laquinto, Mark Romano, Charlie McCanless and Chad Cowan.
with us for a while, but he's got
a really busy schedule being a
music major so he hasn't played
with us in a month or so because
of that and he also broke his foot.
Chad moved down here with
30 cents in his pocket and just
wanted to play music; he's a
friend of Jesse's from Elmira, NY.
We've been a band "officially"
since August.
TEC: Does your band have a
steady following?
Romano: We have a tight group
of friends that make it to every
show, which we are grateful for,
and the audience gets bigger
every time we play, but it really
depends on where we play.
TEC: Where has your band
Romano: Phi Tau, Happy's and
mostly house parties. We're just
now starting to play downtown.
Happy's is our first "real gig
TEC: Do you guys have any
plans for the future with your
Romano: Yeah, there are many
bluegrass festivals in North
Carolina, which presents a nice
see BLUEGRASS page A6
Black Watch and the Band of Welsh Guards
More Info
Black Watch and the Band of Welsh Guards performers dressed.
Upcoming Performances In the
S. Rudolph Performing Arts Series
Petipas La Bayadere: The exotic
tale of a temple dancer in India;
performed by the Russian Nation Ballet
Friday, March 24 at 8 p.m. In Wright
Stand-Up Opera: The comedlc 1
styling of B.J. Ward
Saturday, April 8 at 8 p.m. In Wright J
Auditorium I
Something new at Wright
If you are looking for a way
to quench your thirst for a new
source of entertainment, look no
further than Wright Auditorium.
For 43 years the S. Rudolph Alex-
ander Performing Arts Series has
offered students and staff the
opportunity to attend a variety
of performances. Symphony
orchestras, operas, jazz, classical
ballet, modern dance, folk musi-
cians and Broadway hits are just
a few of the exciting entertaining
performances which have been
presented throughout the years.
This year, of course, is no
different. Dancing and playing
their way into Wright Audito-
rium March 9 at 8 p.m. The Pipes,
Drums and Highland Dancers of
First Battalion: The Black Watch
and the Band of Welsh Guards
are sure to offer a distinctive
The Black Watch is the most
prestigious of all the Highland
regiments of the British Army,
tracing back to 1624. Being the
first kilted regiment, as well as
the first to use the bagpipe in the
tradition of playing the troops
into battle, is the Black Watch's
claim to fame.
Members of the Black Watch
are the only people permitted to
carry arms in the Highlands. The
right to bear arms is associated
with status and standing, thus
drawing many Highlanders to
join the Black Watch.
In the contemporary Brit-
ish army the Black Watch is a
machine gun platoon, which still
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Superman or Political Science Man?
Charles Owens, junior political science major, proves that many
students can have their hands in fulfilling activities all over campus.
Who is who at ECU?
There are many hard work-
ing students at ECU who to go
to school, have one or more jobs
and are involved with on-campus
These individuals add to the
strength and leadership at ECU
and have mastered the most
important factor for college
time management. Charles Ryan
Owens is an assiduous under-
graduate who seems to have super
human powers.
TEC: Where are you from?
Owens: I was born and raised in
TEC: What is your major?
Owens: I am majoring in politi-
cal science with a minor in secu-
rity studies.
rjEC: What do you want to do
for a living?
Owens: I want to work for a law
firm dealing with civil law, cor-
porate law or government law.
TEC: What is your current stu-
dent classification at ECU?
Owens: I am a junior as of this
semester, even though this is my
second year. I plan to graduate
in three years instead of four
because it will help me get into
law school. It is also a practical
path for me since I am paying
my way through school; I will
save money.
TEC: What activities are you
involved with on campus?
Owens: 1 am a co-chair on
the Appropriations Committee
for Student Government Asso-
ciation, College Democrats, Omi-
cron Delta Kappa (ODK), which
is a leadership fraternity and Phi
Alpha Theta, which is a political
science honors fraternity.
TEC: Do you have a job?
Owens: I work at Starbucks and
Logan's Roadhouse.
TEC: What do you want to do
after you graduate from ECU?
Owens: I want to go to law
school at Duke.
TEC: Is it very difficult to balance
school, your jobs and all of your
Owens: Kind of, not always, but
at some points it is overwhelming.
TEC: What do you like to do
for fun?
Owens: I play the guitar and
TEC: What is your favorite part
about ECU?
Owens: The people are so cool
here. They are entertaining, fun
and down to earth.
Charles Ryan Owens balances
a full course load, two jobs and
many time consuming activities.
He is a committed, energetic stu-
dent who exemplifies the hard
work and dedication needed to
succeed. There are students all
over campus doing great things
and Ryan is one of them.
This writer con be contacted at
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What medicines work?
Well kids, it is that time
of year again - allergy season.
As the impending incarna-
tion of the swallowing plague
graces our presence, so too
does the need to find relief in
the form of medical wonders.
In order to properly accom-
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about 25 years experience what
she thought about the currently
offered medicines on the market.
This nurse is Rosie Borrego, my
When asked about which
medicines she believed worked
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She further went on to say,
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All of these medications seem
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Something that users typically
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Claritin is one of my personal
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as we can, but we know it takes
time, so right now we're focusing
on playing in town, at least for
this semester.
The Jarvis Street Bluegrass
Band has gained supporters
throughout Greenville.
The band's passion for their
genre of music is evident as they
entertain many people at their
weekly performances.
The group has an upcoming
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takes pride in their talent to play
pipes and drums while serving
their country. Equal amounts of
pride are placed on their respon-
sibilities as machine gunners as
is their role as pipersdrummers.
When formed in 1915, The Band
of Welsh Guards was initially
a group of 44 musicians and a
warrant officer who served as the
bandmaster. In 1916 the City of
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Permanently based in London,
The Band of Welsh Guards regu-
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ceremonial occasions, including
the changing of the guards at
Buckingham Palace. During their
tour, they have traveled around
the world to a number of coun-
tries including Belgium, Egypt,
Spain, America and Canada.
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TUESDAY March 7, 2006
Steroid doctor pleads
A doctor accused of writing
Illegal steroid prescriptions to some
members of the Carolina Panthers
pleaded guilty Monday to one federal
conspiracy charge as part of a plea
agreement. Alternative medicine
physician James Shorn, 59, pleaded
guilty in federal court to one count
of conspiracy to distribute anabolic
steroids and human growth hormone.
In exchange, prosecutors agreed
to drop 42 similar counts against
the doctor who used to practice in
West Columbia. Prosecutors have
said current and former members of
the Carolina Panthers were some of
Shortfs patients. After Monday's guilty
plea, they would not say if he treated
players from any other NFL teams. U.S.
Attorney Reginald Uoyd said Shorn
will Jlkely be sentenced In several
months. Shortt faces up to five years
in prison, two years of supervised
release and a $250,000 fine. A report
last spring from the CBS program
60 Minutes Wednesday identified
Panthers' center Jeff Mitchell, tackle
Todd Steussie and punter Todd
Sauerbrun as having filled steroid
prescriptions written by Shortt Shorn,
who told the judge he now lives in
California, remains free on bond.
Tillman death to be
The Defense Department will
investigate allegations of an Army
coverup in the shooting death in
Afghanistan of Cpl. Pat Tillman, in
addition to a criminal investigation
into the 2004 killing of the former NFL
star, the department said Monday.
Gary Comerford, spokesman for the
Defense Department's inspector
general, said his office's review of
three previous Army investigations
of Tillman's death - none of which
was a criminal probe - "found things
that should have been looked at
The spokesman would not elaborate.
Other officials said the inspector
general concluded that the earlier
Army investigations had produced
enough evidence to merit probing
possible charges of negligent
homicide. The officials would discuss
the matter only on condition of
anonymity because the probe has
not yet begun. Army investigations
concluded that he was mistaken
for the enemy and gunned down by
his own men. The Army has publicly
acknowledged that it erred by not
telling the family earlier that Tillman
was killed by fellow soldiers. Three
other U.S. soldiers were wounded
in the gunfight, which occurred April
22,2004, near the Pakistan border. It
was not clear Monday whether the
circumstances of those woundlngs
would be included in the Army
criminal investigation.
Pirates break out the broom
with sweep over Stony Brook
The Pirates scored a three-game sweep at Clark-LeClair Stadium over visiting Stony Brook, winning Sunday's series finale in the bottom
Diamond Bucs have a
five-game winning streak
Drew Schieber's RBI double
and Dale Mollenhauer's bases-
loaded walk in the bottom of
the 11th capped a two run, last
inning rally as the Pirates won
4-3 and completed the sweep of
Stony Brook Sunday afternoon at
Clark-LeClair Stadium.
After walking all over the
Seawolves during games one and
two, when the Diamond Bucs
did not allow a run en route to
12-0 and 4-0 wins, ECU needed
extra innings and some heroics to
dispose of the feisty Seawolves in
game three.
Trailing 3-2 heading to the
bottom of the 11th, the Pirates
got a gift from Brook shortstop
Andres Perez as his throw to first
on a Ryan Wood ground ball
was errant and sailed into the
Seawolf dugout, allowing Wood
to advance second to begin the
inning. Head Coach Matt Senk,
in a fit of rage, yanked Perez
from the game, as he knew the
error would prove to be costly.
And it was.
Jake Dean's sacrifice bunt
moved Wood to third, where he
then scored on Schieber's RBI
double to right to tie the game
at three. Schieber picked the
of the 11th inning.
perfect time to get his first hit of
the game, as he was 0-for-4 with
three strikeouts in four previous
plate appearances.
Harrison Eldridge was inten-
tionally walked to put the double
play in order, but Pirate Head
Coach Billy Godwin stayed
see BASEBALL page A12
ECU softball wins Pirate Clash
Ail-league team members
A pair of senior Ail-Americans
and a star rookie helped their
teams finish atop the Atlantic Coast
Conference. Now they're headlining
the all-league team. Duke's J.J.
Redick and Shelden Williams, and
North Carolina's Tyler Hansbrough
were unanimous selections to the All-
ACC team released Monday by The
Associated Press. Redick, Williams
and Hansbrough were first-team
picks on all 108 votes by meters
of the Atlantic Coast SportsJBBia
Association. They were joinecrWihe
first team by Boston College'sXraig
Smith and Virginia's Sean Singletary.
Hansbrough is the first freshman in
league history to earn unanimous
first-team honors and is one of a
league-high three all-conference
picks for the Tar Heels, who had
senior David Noel on the second
team and junior Reyshawn Terry on
the third team. Redick led the league
with nearly 28 points per game and
passed Wake Forest's Dickie Hemric
to become the conference's career
scoring leader.
Charlotte new home of
NASCAR's first Hall of Fame will
be built in downtown Charlotte, within
miles of the garages and sprawling
mansions that make the region an
epicenter of the sport.
The selection of Charlotte for the
site of the $107.5 million hall ended
a yearlong race featuring four other
cities. The hall is expected to lure
hundreds of thousands of NASCAR
fans annually, and officials hope it will
open in 2009. The remaining finalists
were Daytona Beach, Fla and Atlanta.
Richmond, Va, and Kansas City,
Kan were eliminated earlier. Sports
marketing experts have described
the hall as a once-in-a-generation
opportunity to spur tourism among
NASCAR's famously loyal fan base.
Charlotte's proximity to the heart
of the sport was cited repeatedly by
supporters. Lowe's Motor Speedway
in suburban Concord is home to the
longest race on the Nextel Cup circuit
the Memorial Day weekend Coca-Cola
600, and has long hosted NASCAR's
annual all-star race.
Jessup named
tournament MVP
Tension was beginning to
mount on the ECU softball team,
to say the least. After starting the
season with eight straight wins,
including five shutouts, the Lady
Pirates had lost the last four out
of six heading into last weekend.
To make matters worse, the losses
have all been by only one run.
"Whenever you drop a one-
point ball game you know that
you are within winning it, so
that is where most of our ten-
sion has come from, but on the
flip side we have won a lot of
one run ballgames said coach
Tracey Kee.
"1 think that it is making us a
tougher team, but it also gets to
you mentally after a while
Friday the Lady Pirates had a
chance to take out their tension
and frustration as they hosted
the Hampton Inn Pirate Clash.
Coming off of a loss to the College
of Charleston the weekend before,
it was imperative to get back to
winning as they faced their first
opponent of the clash, Delaware.
After holding Delaware score-
less through the first four innings
of day, the Lady Pirates found
themselves up 1-0. Unfortu-
nately, the score did not stay
that way, as Delaware was able to
score six unanswered runs within
the last three innings of play to
win 6-1. -g
"We came out flat Kee said 5
after the game.
"We just didn't execute and
Delawarewasabletojustpoundus o
see SOFTBALL page A9
Senior Krista Jessup hit .549 with thre RBI and four runs to claim MVP honors
Lady Pirates reach second round
ECU fails to Tulsa in C-USA tournament
For the Lady Pirates, 2006 seemed to not be their
year. Challenged by tough conference play, losing
by the thinnest of margins and what sometimes
appeared to just be plain bad luck, the Lady Pirates
couldn't gain momentum to build up much-needed
consecutive wins.
However, for a team that rebounded from a
10-18 2004-05 season with half its roster being
freshmen (three of whom started), a 17-12, 8-8
record appears to be a sign of things to come in
future campaigns.
ECU found itself facing UAB (14-14, 7-9) in
the first round of the Conference USA Tourna-
ment, which kicked-off March 2. This was their
third meeting of the season; their last was a triple
overtime stunner that saw the Blazers come out
on top, 96-94. This one, however, was not like the
Feb. 12 game in any way except that it also came
down to the wire.
It started off just like how it ended, neck and
neck with defense as the name of the game. Both
teams struggled to convert field goals in the first
half, as each made only a third of their attempted
shots. The Blazers were l-for-8 from three-point
range in the first 20 minutes. Entering the half,
UAB was up 26-24.
However, UAB found itself in a second-half
scoring drought that lasted over six minutes. ECU
capitalized by going on an 11-0 run, to which the
Blazers responded by chipping away at the Lady
Pirates' lead over the course of the next 10-plus
With just under a minute and a half remaining
in the game, all-freshman, second-team all-con
ference and C-USA Freshman of the Year winner
Jasmine Young drove in for a layup, one that would
prove critical to the Lady Pirates as it put them up
Neither team could find the bottom of the net
again as the Lady Pirates moved on to the quarter-
finals, winning by one.
"I knew it was going to be a tough 40 minutes
said coach Sharon Baldwin-Tener in an interview
with ECU Sports Information.
"Both teams played really well, but I was proud
that we came obt with a win on the defensive
The win over UAB moved the Lady Pirates on
to play top-seeded Tulsa (24-5, 13-3), the team who
would move on to defeat Rice in the championship
game to win the C-USA championship. Led by
C-USA Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the
Year and All-America candidate Jillian Roberts, the
Golden Hurricane proved to be a formidable foe.
The game was close for most of the first half.
ECU held one insignificant lead in the first minute
of the match, but Tulsa took over and never gave
up their lead for the rest of the game.
Early in the second half, second-team all-confer-
ence center Cherie Mills nailed a jumper to put the
Lady Pirates within three at 38-35.
However, by the 16-minute mark, Tulsa did the
damage that would prove to be too much for ECU
to recover from. A 9-0 run that put the Golden
Hurricanes up 47-35 was the climax of the game
that put victory just about out of the Lady Pirates'
The Pirates couldn't get within eight of Tulsa's
lead for the rest of the game as they lost, 77-60.
see BASKETBALL page A12
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Atlanta Braves' third baseman Chipper Jones hits a two-run homer for Team USA
(KRT) It's a tournament nobody wanted
being played at a time no one likes before fans
who don't care.
That, in a nutshell, is the way the inaugural
World Baseball Classic has been received in some
places. Such as George Steinbrenner's office, for
For commissioner Bud Selig, however, the tour-
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"This is going to be the most important inter-
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The truth, of course, lies somewhere in between.
Although the 16-team tournament, which opened
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from page A8
Freshman pitcher Brooke Swann was credited
with the loss, allowing five runs on six hits over
the final two innings.
The loss against Delaware was not only the first
loss by the Lady Pirates this season by more than
one run, but it was also the spark the ECU Softball
team needed to get back to their winning ways.
Throughout the next three games of the week-
end, ECU out-scored their opponents 22-1 as they
rolled through Liberty 5-0, Binghamton 15-0 and
Fairfield 2-1.
"The team has finally just opened up their bats
and started swinging them Kee said.
"We were playing very tense, even from the
first game of the season all the way up to now.
It was nice to finally see the team loosen up and
trust their skills
The three wins on the weekend were enough
to earn the Lady Pirates a spot in the Pirate Clash
championship game to face Longwood.
ECU was able to jump out to an early lead in the
game as senior Krista Jessup led off with a double
and was later able to score when Longwood pitcher
Rachel Mills bobbled a ground ball hit by sopho-
more Beth Nolan. The Lady Pirates were then able
to score four more runs, holding Longwood to just
one as they took the championship game 5-1.
Junior Keli Harrell pitched an outstanding
game as she picked up her seventh win of the
season. Harrell allowed six hits while striking out
10 in her fifth complete outing of the season.
After the game, Jessup was named tournament
MVP for her performance on the weekend. She
compiled a .549 batting average while collecting
three RBI and four runs.
On Wednesday the Lady Pirates have to turn i
their attention to in-state rival North Carolina as
they come to ECU for a 4 p.m. game. The Lady Tar
heels, who are currently ranked 25 in the country,
will be a challenge as well as a great tune-up for
ECU as they enter their conference schedule next
weekend against Houston.
"Any time you play an in-state rival, both teams
tend to elevate their game Kee said.
"I think it is a great game for us, right before we
are about to head into our first conference series,
at Houston. If we can gear up for Chapel Hill then ,
it will be something that we can hopefully carry
over into the weekend
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Baseball from page A8
aggressive and called for a
double steal that was successful
In moving Schieber to third and
Eldridge to second. The Wolves
were then forced to issue another
Intentional pass, this one to
Ryan Tousley, thus loading the
bases with one out and the win-
ning run at third. Jay Mattox
then swung at the first pitch he
saw and hit it right back to the
pitcher, who came home to get
the lead runner Schieber and the
second out of the inning.
Senior reliever Nick Abel, who
began the inning as the pitcher,
then walked Mollenhauer on four
consecutive pitches, allowing
Eldridge to score from third to end
the game and the series in heart-
breaking fashion for Stony Brook.
"We have a way to make it
interesting said Godwin. "I was
really proud of our players for the
way they came back, especially
there in the 11th. We showed
some character and came up with
some big hits.
"Wins like this help your
character. It makes us believe that
when we're down, we can come
back and beat anybody
The two teams battled to
a two all tie In regulation and
carried that score into the top
of the 11th. That's when Stony
Brook took their third lead of
the contest. After Kyle Traylor
singled up the middle to begin
the inning, he then moved up
to second with one out when
Michael Tansey laid down a bunt
that also went for a single. With
one out, Godwin opted to relieve
Kevin Rhodes, who pitched
1.1 innings, in favor of Carter
Harrell immediately gave up
an infield single to Chris Sipp
to load the bases. Senior catcher
Jon Pasieka took a sign from
Brook Head Coach Matt Senk and
then delivered a perfect safety
squeeze, allowing Traylor to score
from third and give the Wolves
a 3-2 advantage. Harrell escaped
the inning without any further
A trend that saw the Pirates
match Stony Brook run for run
once in the fourth and again
in the eighth ended in the 11th
when the Diamond Bucs trumped
the Wolves' one run with two of
their own to sweep the series.
"The first sweep of the year
Is awful nice Godwin said.
"Hopefully, this will get rid of the
Sunday jinx that we had early in
the year. I'm just really proud of
the club and the way they played
Despite his best outing, red-
shirt sophomore Shane Mathews
got a no decision for the Pirates.
He was brilliant for six innings,
recording a career high nine
strikeouts while giving up just five
hits and one unearned run. Har-
rell got the win for the Bucs, and
Improved to 2-0 on the season.
Mollenhauer led ECU at the
plate with two hits and a RBI.
Schieber and pinch hitter Adam
Hodges also chipped in a RBI each.
Conference USA Hitter of
the Week Jake Smith put on an
offensive clinic during game two,
as he went 3-for-4 with two home
runs and four RBI as the Pirates
defeated Stony Brook 4-0.
Not to be outdone by Smith,
redshirt sophomore Dustin Sasser
and Harrell pitched an almost
flawless game, as the two com-
bined for a three hit shutout of
the Wolves.
"In this game, it's hard to shut
out anybody said Godwin.
"So many things happen with
an aluminum bat. You have to
give credit where credit is due,
our pitchers and defense. I think
we've really played well
Sasser was brilliant for seven
innings, allowing only three hits
and a walk while striking out
three. The redshirt sophomore
Improved to 3-1 on the season
with a staggering 1.09 ERA.
"When he got behind, he
seemed to do a really good job of
making quality pitches Godwin
"I think that this was the
thing, if he found himself in a
little bit of a jam, he was able
to not just throw it down the
middle but spot his fastball and
his changeup
One thing is for sure; no one
Is going to shut out Smith the
way he is swinging the bat lately.
Coming off of the C-USA award,
Smith has all but locked up a
second straight week relishing
that honor, as the senior catcher
batted .500 in four games this
past week. Smith was 7-for-14
with three homers, including a
grand slam against Duke, 11 RBI
and four runs scored. It's going to
be very hard for the conference
to find another hitter as hot as
Smith right now.
Smith now leads the Pirates in
average (.407), hits (22), doubles
(4), homers (5), RBI (25), total
bases (41), slugging percentage
(.759) and on-base percentage
"It's a lot of fun to watch Jake
Smith when he's on your team in
the dugout, I can tell you that
WONd Baseball from page A9
said Godwin.
"It wouldn't be a whole lot of
fun to be in the other dugout
In game one, sophomore
hurler T.J. Hose was strong for six
innings and Dale Mollenhauer
was 2-for-4 with a game high four
RBI as the Pirates dismantled the
Seawolves 12-0.
Hose improved to 3-0 on the
young season.
The Pirates (11-3) return to
action Wednesday when they
host N.C. A&T. The last time
the Aggies and the Diamond
Bucs hooked up in Clark-LeClair
stadium, A&T made nine errors
leading to a 16-5 loss to ECU.
This will hopefully be a con-
fidence booster for the Pirates as
they hit the road this weekend
for their first road series of the
season when they take on mighty
Cal. State Fullerton.
It will be one of the most
important series in ECU baseball
This writer can be contacted at
sports&theeastcarolinian. com.
More than 3,500 media cre-
dentials have been issued, more
than were issued for the World
Series. And baseball officials
ambitiously predicted that ticket
sales could top 800,000, chal-
lenging last month's Winter
Olympics. Yet just 21,000 showed
up for WBC's first two games in
Tokyo despite the fact Japan was
playing in the nightcap.
"I think the tournament will
do very well when we get to our
finals, when you start to develop
storylines throughout the tour-
nament Paul Archey, baseball's
vice president for international
operations, said.
Where it will do very well is
the question. The Classic already
has generated excitement in
Venezuela and Dominican
Republic, the two countries that
are expected to challenge the
United States for the title, and in
Puerto Rico, which will play host
to two rounds of pool play.
"A small country like the
Dominican and like Venezuela
and like Puerto Rico, they always
want to beat the States, and they
want to show how good they
are said the Chicago Cubs'
Aramis Ramirez, who was named
to the Dominican's provisional
roster before pulling out with
an injury.
"I think it will be best for
our fans, because, you know,
now they are going to see all of
the players playing together on
one team added Dominican
shortstop Miguel Tejada of the
Baltimore Orioles.
As a result, TV ratings in
the baseball-playing countries
of Latin America are expected
to be high, as they were during
the past two World Series. But
the tournament's success ulti-
mately will be measured by
how it's received in places such
as China, South Africa and the
Netherlands, where baseball
remains little more than a
"This tournament will be
broadcast to well over 200 coun-
tries Archey said. "The primary
objective of doing this tourna-
ment is to give us a platform to
promote this game globally. And,
certainly, it will do that
The lesson of the NBA's
inroads into China has not been
lost on baseball's executives. A
decade ago, pro basketball was
ignored in the world's most
populated country. But then
Yao Ming joined the Houston
Rockets, and now NBA games
are carried live on as many as 24
Chinese TV networks, and
Michael Jordan is more recog-
nizable than revolutionary hero
Zhou Enlai.
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Tulsa, as a team, was on-point
from the field, converting 59
percent of its shots, along with 75
percent of its free throws. Com-
paratively, the Lady Pirates shot

36 percent from the field and com-
pletely fell off from their 9-for-10
first half free throw performance
to only 2-for-9 in the second half.
The Lady Pirates will see all
but three players return for next
season, including C-USA stand-
outs Young and Mills. In fact,
two-thirds of the roster will be
returning for the next few seasons
- ones that, in all likelihood, will
only improve.
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