The East Carolinian, April 4, 2006

Volume 81 Number 62
April 4, 2006
Second meeting over the renaming
of MLK Street held
A problem with
paperwork or a problem
with race?
The second town meeting dis-
cussing the renaming of a street
in Greenville after Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr was held in
Eppes Recreation Center on Nash
Street on Monday, March 27.
The issue of the change has
spread through the city over the
past month. There were signifi-
cantly more people at this meet-
ing than the first one held in the
Willis Building on February 27.
There are a number of options
being tossed around as to which
street will receive the change.
The main street that most
citizens would prefer to change
is Fifth Street as a tribute to Dr.
King since half of it already is.
Another possible change
would be to Hooker Road between
Pitt Memorial Hospital and
the Convention Center.
This would have public vis-
ibility, but it is not a major thor-
It is generally preferred
to put the name change in
an area that is either diverse or con-
nects different races and classes
of people so there is not the stereo-
type of Martin Luther King Street
always being in a "black
The big idea is to change
Fifth Street to MLK start-
ing at Evans Street
to lOthStreet, and from Green Street
all the way down to Highway 43.
This has its pros and cons just
like the any other street, but seems
to be the favored option.
The goal is to come up with sev-
eral options and compromise.
Renaming 10th Street is more
of a celebratory honor to Dr. King
and has the possibility of being a
quicker process since it is main-
tained by Greenville rather than
the state.
There is also the issue of
whether people are against it
Controversy continues to surround the renaming of Fifth Street
because of too much trouble and
paperwork, or if it is an issue of
segregation and racism.
Most of the time, streets
attributed to MLK have been in
predominately African American
areas, causing Greenville citizens
to think that it will give the resi-
dents on that road the stereotype
of being lower class because of
the issue of racism in this town.
"Racism is still an issue in this
town and we should make the
renaming a metaphorical bridge
among all the citizens said
Greenville native R.J. Hemby.
see MLK page A34
Recognition of ECU's
military services and
Last Tuesday at 10 a.m the
Military Service Celebration
commenced at the Victory Bell
adjacent to Christenbury Memo-
rial Gym to celebrate ECU'S
past and present military ser-
vices. The brief program, which
ran for approximately 30 min-
utes, was held in compliance
with Founders Week and was
a tribute to the contributions
and services our military have
The ceremony began with
opening remarks by Chancellor
Steve Ballard through which he
reflected upon the current global
challenges our armed forces face
and the sacrifices they have made
to allow the rest of our country
to remain secure.
He put the situation in
perspective while recognizing
ECU'S own military programs
and expressed a sentiment of pride
In acknowledging this estab-
see SERVICE page A3
Wall Street
"Collection for Clement new code of conduct
hot subjects at SGA meeting on Monday
Short sellers and their
effect on the market are
being examined
Shorting a stock is a tech-
nique that involves borrowing a
security, selling it immediately,
hoping it will drop in price to be
purchased back less expensively
and used to replace the borrowed
stock. Depositary Trust Clearing
Corp which once faced 14 law-
suits from companies accusing
it of damaging their stock price,
arranges the borrowing. All but
three lawsuits have dismissed so
far. The profit comes from the
difference between the begin-
ning price and the fallen price.
The recent trouble is that a lot
of stock-shorters are entering
into this deal without actually
twrowing the stock. When a
stock is shorted without it being
either owned or borrowed by the
shorter then it is called a "naked
CEO Patrick Byrne of Over-
stock, a competitor of Amazon,
said, "Last week, DTCC reported
on deposit, while Nasdaq
reported short interest in Over- of 9,578,481 shares for
the same week. That means the
total number of shares sold short
exceeded the actual number
of shares available, suggesting
that some shares have been sold
'naked There is no publicly
available data on trades that
failed to be delivered
Byrne, who is leading a cam-
paign to have the SEC devise
and enforce tougher guidelines
than the ones it implemented
in January 2005, once said that
Overstock stock was under the
influence of a "Sith Lord" taken
from the dark lord who manipu-
lated the Republic behind the
scenes into becoming the Empire
by providing disinformation and
distrust among the Republic's
pdwer brokers in the Star Wars
prequel trilogy which explained
why Overstock appeared to be
under performing. The key con-
nection between the two being
While some dismiss Byrne's
statements as whining rhetoric,
there are other stocks which seem
to be under mysterious influence
as well. Novastar Financial, Martha
Stewart Living Omnimedia, and
Biovail have long been rumored
to have been under this control.
The issue is that hedge funds,
which are like mutual funds
except that they make their
profits typically on securities
like stocks falling in price. These
hedge funds can often generate
astronomical returns for a short
time and usually the investors
of that fund get hooked on the
high returns and therefore seek
to flood the financial media with
bad news to make certain stocks
decline, though some of the time
this negatively generated news is
either inconsequential or lacking
objectivity. The media will then
report this news and investors
will sell thus causing the share
price to decline.
After the Great Depression,
legislation was passed creating
the Securities and Exchange
Commission, which is a federal
agency designed to curtail unfair
securities trading. Byrne believes
that the naked shorts will bring
about in his own words "a sys-
temic collapse
The Great Depression was
see STREET page A3
Jon Massachi explains "Collection for Clement" to SGA members.
Student senators meet
for business
The Student Government
Association met yesterday with a
number of orders of business and
announcements for students.
One concern at the meeting,
under the special orders section
of the agenda, was the Code of
The Code of Conduct is the
set of conduct policies for the
university that regard a vari-
ety of different areas including
academic integrity, DUIs and
financial identity theft.
There has been recommenda-
tion that violations that would
not involve suspension or expul-
sion, be left in administrators
ECU has been under the
system where a student facing
violations could be judged by a
panel of student peers. The meet-
ing this evening re-affirmed that
this should still be acceptable
even if it is as small as a warning
or a fine.
SGA Attorney General, Brian
Mitchell will take any requested
see SGA page A3
Community points the way to peace
(KRT) The voting station
looked like hundreds of other
polling places, from the Galilee
hills to the Negev desert. There
was an Israeli flag, a blue ballot
box and a team of election offi-
But Election Day in this tiny
Israeli town midway between
Jerusalem and Tel Aviv was sig-
nificantly different from what it
was in the rest of the nation: Jews
and Arabs voted together.
There were many places in
Israel to measure the emotional
significance of last Tuesday's piv-
otal Knesset elections. But one of
the most unusual was this model
community on a lush hillside
where the coastal plain rises into
the Jerusalem hills.
Here, Jews and Arab citizens
of Israel not only live in the
same town, they are allowed to
move in only if they promise to
participate in programs aimed
at finding common ground and
working out their differences.
Perhaps not surprisingly,
Neve Shalom, Hebrew for "Oasis
of Peace did not support the
victorious Kadima Party, which
is trumpeting a plan to set up a
security border to separate the
Palestinian-dominated West
Bank from the Jewish home-
"We tend to go for liberals,
even communists Rita Boulos,
a Palestinian Christian, said after
dropping her ballot into a box at
the town's community center.
"We are trying to live
together she added. "We don't
always succeed. You don't have
to be in love with everyone here.
You just have to understand and
respect them
There is a 60s, utopian-com-
mune feel to Neve Shalom. As
voters trickled to the community
center, they walked past a rack of
pamphlets that advertised such
things as holistic therapy.
Later, the day's gossip was not
about politics, but about a possi-
ble concert this summer by Roger
Waters of Pink Floyd fame.
The laid-back style is deceiv-
ing, though. The town takes
great pride in not only organiz-
ing programs for residents but in
reaching out to others to spread
its message.
"We are doing something
unusual said Elan Frish, 58,
one of the town's original Jewish
"We are pioneers. This is a
model for the country. Arabs and
Cultures merged as Jewish and Arab citizens cast their vote in Israel.
Jews can live together
"We chose a different way of
life Frish's 23-year-old daughter,
Adi, said. "There is a lot of preju-
dice in Israel from both sides.
The rest of the country doesn't
think like us
Founded in the 1970s by a
Roman Catholic Dominican
brother, the town's charter calls
for equal numbers of Jewish and
Arab residents.
It now has about 25 families
from each group, with Arab
families almost evenly divided
between Christian and Muslim.
In keeping with the inclusive
attitude, many residents not only
recite the town's Hebrew name
when saying where they live, but
go out of their way to include an
Arabic translation as well, Wahat
see PEACE page A3
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Page A2 252.32ftffaRACHEL KING News Editor CLAIRE MURPHY Assistant News Editor
TUESDAY April 4, 2006
The Time of Your Life
Thursday, April 6 - 8 and 10 -11 at 8
p.m. and Sunday, April 9 at 2 p.m. in
McGinnis Theater
By William Saroyan. Wandering in
and out of Nick's waterfront saloon
are vivid characters wanting to get
more out of life, but unsure how to
do it. Inside the bar are the lonely,
the cynical, and the lovelorn disusing
war, art, good and evil. But, like a
flower in the desert, one man starts
to fall in love. It's heartbreaking,
tender and funny. This Is a great
character study and an actor's
Tickets required, General Public-
$12; Senior Citizens and current ECU
FacultyStaff-$10; and YouthCurrent
ECU Student-$8 in advance, $12 at
the door. Central Ticket Office, 252-
BJ. Ward in Stand Up
Saturday, April 8 in Wright Auditorium
at 8 p.m.
Four-octave vocalist and comedienne
B.J. Ward shows no mercy as she
spoofs the arias of Verdi, Puccini,
Dvorak and more.
Tickets required, purchase
masterpiece subscriptions by Sept.
28 for best options. Masterpiece
subscription (all events): $216 for
public, $198 for ECU facultystaff,
$108 for youth, $72 for ECU Students.
Purchase Crown Subscriptions
by Dec. 1 for best options. Crown
Subscription (choice of six events):
$162 for public, $150 for ECU faculty
staff, $84 for youth, $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 fifteen
or more. Central Ticket Office, 252-
2006 Whlchard Lecture
in the Humanities: Peter
Monday, April 10 in the Science
Technology Building room C207
Dr. Peter Green will present the
spring 2006 Whichard Lecture in
the Humanities for Harriot College
and the Department of History. His
topic is 'Possession and Pneuma:
The Essential Nature of the Delphic
Oracle Free and open to the
For more information, contact,
Rebecca Futrell 252-328-6496
Live, acoustic old-
time and Celtic muslcl
Saturday, April 8.7:30 - 10:30
p.m. Willlis Building
Workshops, 11:00 a.m. Contra
Dance callers (Tom Hinds)
and 3:00 p.m. International Folk Dance
(Dr. Dawn), and afternoon waltz;
BIG Contra Dance, 7:30-10:30
p.m. Willis Building, First and Reade
Streets downtown. Students $3
each, afternoon and evening;
FASG members and public
$5 or $8 each, afternoon
and evening. Co-sponsored
by ECU Folk and Country
Dancers. A non-smoking, non-
alcoholic event. For more information
call: Michael Cotter at 752-8854 for
ECU Folk and Country Dancers.
CDFR GSA Graduate
Research Forum
The CDFR GSA is sponsoring
a Graduate Research
Forum on Monday, April 10
from 3 - 5 p.m. in the Rivers Building
Student Lounge (Room 135). If you are
looking to share your research
and experiences, then this is your
opportunity! We are accepting any of
the following types of presentations
Research, Teaching, Clinical, Service,
and Theoretical. Awards will be
given for Best Research Poster and
Overall Favorite Poster. If interested,
please e-mail your Name, Title of
Presentation and a Brief Abstract to Dr.
Robinson at
The deadline for submissions is
Friday, March 31.
Meridian Residency
Brass Concert
Tuesday, April 4 in A.J Fletcher
Recital Hall at 8 p.m. The event is
free and open to the public
For more information contact: 252-
328-4270 or visit ecu edumusic
ECU Percussion
Thursday, April 6 in A.J. Fletcher
Recital Hall at 8 p.m.
Directed by John Whacker, free and
open to the public
Contact information: 252-328-4270
Woman charged wtftflWn off
hand during fight
(AP) - A woman wanfeJrcvtting off
the hand of another wSman during a
fight has suranderetfto"8ufhorities.
Adrienne Moultrie, ZffcjTCdlurnbia,
turned herself in Satuftrlr'afBrnoon
at the Allendale PoHwrOeRdrtment,
said Chris Cowan, RlcWantt County
sheriff's spokesmaa
Richland County dj&utiee had
information MoultrrqgWS in the
area. They talked Jjrtur tomlly
and persuaded berjfc Surrender,
Cowan said.
Moultrie is charged VWQ2sautt and
battery with intent toSltfShe was
at the Richland CoufityjaMSttirday.
Moultrie and the victim WBraltgliting
over a man Thursday, when WOuttrie
got a large knife and, cvHOne Other
woman's hand off, daputfefceaM.
Doctors at Duke Untyantty,Medical
Center in Durham, N.C, Se.ale to
reattach the left hanfflK-Mjer-old
Marquisha Jacksonor-EtgTumbia,
officials said.
Grandfather Mountain WWK on
accurate wind gauging
(AP) - Questions about reported gust
of at least 200 mph atOJGrandfather
Mountain have led t0,4saoperative
effort between weafheugtperts and
officials there to meaSwrljeise winds
at the peak.
When a wind gaifgVfepped out
at 200 mph sometfrtjtf Overnight
on Jan. 24-25 neaflfff SUmmlt of
Grandfather Mountain;flWd6 news
across the country. It mm (he'highest
recorded wind in Hifth Carolina,
and approached a legendary world
record of 231 mph, ,in 1934 at
Mount Washington, nSL
But though scientists wn't, question
that the measurement's made in
good faith, they said that li couldn't
be compared witrrflMWSWments
taken at other weatlfJ8lJo78 that
meet guidelines c4-triB"(NStlonal
Weather Service World
Meteorological OrganUflpoh
When Baker Perry, anstuMbr at
Appalachian State UnMfttyi heard
the news about tlVWtaiftwtting
wind, he called GranalnmMountaln
president Crae Mortdrnrjpk about It
Perry said that there waljfflbt of good
will on both sides as tffSy figured
out how new equipmenMouia help
them compare "apples temples" In
measuring winds. ,?1'
Morton said he was hapeyto get the
help and met in MarcrvjiRri what he
calls an "all-star cast'(h a. weather
summit at Grandfather-fjjjjurltaln. The
group included Perry and fellow ASU
professors Pete Soule and Ray Russell;
National Weather Service experts
from the Greenville-Spartanburg,
S.C center, Including Larry Gabric,
the meteorologist In charge of the
center; and Ryan Bcyles, an associate
state climatologist. It also included
Grant Goodge,weH known in mountain-
weather circles, who recently retired
but is still under contract with
the National Climatic Data Center in
Morton and the scientists say that
they are looking forward to seeing
the new readings. The equipment will
provide a way to see how Grandfather
compares with the windiest places
in the world.
"We have high winds Morton said.
"When we get these high winds,
they'll be official"
Former hostage Jill Carroll
returns to ma United States
(AP) - Jill Carroll,the U.S. journalist
held hostage for 82 days In Iraq,
returned to the United States
on Sunday aboard a commercial
flight to Boston.
The 28-year-old was accompanied
on the Lufthansa flight by a colleague
from her employer, the Boston-based
Christian Science Monitor, according
to reporters on the plane.
Carroll declined to comment while on
the flight. She left the airport in a black
limousine escorted by state police
and arrived a short time later at the
newspaper's headquarters.
She was released Thursday after
nearly three months in captivity.
She was seized Jan. 7 in western
Baghdad by gunmen who killed her
Iraqi translator while the two were
on the way to meet a Sunni Arab
official in one Of the city's most
dangerous neighborhoods.
Carroll left the Ramstein Air Base in
southwestern Germany on Saturday
after arriving from Balad Air Base in
Baghdad. She strongly disavowed
statements she had made during
captivity In Iraq and shortly after
her release, saying she had been
repeatedly threatened.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz who was
held prisoner fflr rhore than five years
during the Vietnam War, on Sunday
said Carroll found herself in "a terrible,
terrible position" and said Americans
should view her taped statements
critical of the U.S. military presence
in Iraq in that context
"I will not engage in polemics But
let me be clear: I abhor all who
kidnap and murder civilians, and
jsummrt at
You dan't judge a
its cover
(KRT) It is Ffflfr.fight at
the Burger King afHWtrl Street
and Pulaski Road irr Chicago. As
a group of teenagarsjaWin, Bob
Davis is in the kitcoisveMping
hot fries into a smallbojtand, in
one sprint-speed motion, deliver-
ing it to a customer at the front
of the restaurant. Mea.rvw.bili
someone is pulling up to,the
drive-thru speakerpwside.
"Welcome to BjlWJJRfRing
Davis says into his hSBit while
scooting over to chwrtc On the
deep fryer. '
"Can I take your owlet?"
Davis, 49, is now the restau-
rant's general manager jut in his
25 years in fast food hjias held
just about every loweiyuruj job
there is, starting' Wftn making
sandwiches and cletfttttfg up as a
16-year-old in need flfgas money.
He's done a few offijr Things
along the way - as a yung man,
he worked construe lion for a
while, and a few ye4fi ago, went
after an opportunity. Jfejittnage
a group of gas station. The hours
were easier and the-economics
of the oil and gas ltiSustry fasci-
nated him. But DavS missed the
interactions with pWjHe and the
pace of the work ilffltTood, so
he came back. "?, !
"I never thoughf)Z in
this business as imMyhave
he says. .C'ii ."
"But you knowhowaeme-
times people think the? Were
meant to do something? think
this is where 1 Wasmeant to
A few miles affjaie the
McDonald's whehfiaflttoslev
works. At the liegfNJif'df his
shift one recent nigia)Wmfey is
emptying trashcania4knal'yz-
ing football with an Older man
sitting in a booth. "I'm-going
with the Panthers Mosley says.
"The way they've been beating
everyone, I've got to
As Mosley ties the lop of
a bulging bag of ttfafie, two
women in anotltel Muth start
"Hey, thereiCsjPaf-l'hem
shouts at Mosley. jjftfi -
He shrugs, slings ISe bag over
his shoulder and mqyejLOf I. He is
a big, stocky man, and his move-
ments are deliberate and weighty,
as if the ground might thunder
and shake when he walks.
The woman persists. "I'm
just trying to make you smile
she says.
Mosley shrugs again and does
his best not to smile. "Man, I got
a job to do he says, grabbing a
broom and dustpan.
Closing in on SO years old,
Mosley makes $6.50 an hour with
no benefits. It's not enough to
live on, but along with his pay
from two other manual-labor
jobs, he says he does all right.
"Food service Is a fast-paced
industry, and I like It because you
meet people he says. "I mean, I
meet all kinds of peopleHe does
not gesture toward the woman
in the booth, but he doesn't
have to.
Two men, both quite differ-
ent. But each has found a home
in fast food, the quickest-growing
sector of the American economy.
By now, it's not news that the ser-
vice industry has replaced manu-
facturing as the public symbol of
U.S. business. According to Louis
Cain, an economic historian
at Loyola University Chicago,
manufacturing accounts for only
20 percent of today's economy
while the service industry makes
up about 75 percent.
And fast food - or the quick-
service restaurant industry, as
it prefers to be known - now
employs a hefty 2.5 percent of
the civilian labor force (the con-
struction trades' account for 5.4
percent, by eoiftparison).
What is moTe surprising,
though, is the-tversity among
the 3.8 million Americans work-
ing in the Country's roughly
185,000 fast food restaurants.
There is room within the indus-
try's tent for all kinds of people,
unlike the manufacturing world
of yesteryear, where male domi-
nance and the frequent necessity
of union membership often made
it exclusionary.
Those in the most visible fast-
food jobs - people who prepare
the food, take customer orders
and maintain the restaurants-
include college graduates and
individuals with decades of
see FOOD page A3
my captors are clearly guilty of both
crimes she said.
Carroll thanked those who had
helped secure her release and said
she wanted time to recover.
This has been a taxing 12 weeks
for me and for my family she said.
"Please allow us some quiet time
alone, together
IBM helping Its employees move
from Big Blue Into the classroom
(AP) - After more than three decades
at IBM, Larry Leise and Susan
Luerich could be planning a leisurely
retirement. World travels, perhaps. Or
maybe morning tee times, followed by
afternoons at the helm of a boat.
Instead, the married couple are
headed back to college, with plans
to start new careers in retirement as
high school science teachers.
"Seeing the proverbial light bulb
come on (in a student), there is no
better feeling said Luerich, 54. "It's
a way to give back
"We're only as successful as our
innovation is and we have to have
future talent that will bring that
kind of innovative thinking and
help us as future employees said
Rick Falknor, a community relations
manager at IBM.
So far, hundreds of employees
of Armonk, NY-based IBM have
expressed interest in the program,
through which the company will
financially support employees as
they earn teaching credentials.
Employees will continue to work
for IBM while taking classes, with
a leave of absence for time spent
student teaching, supported by up
to $15,000 in tuition reimbursements
and stipends.
Both plan to take classes at
N.C. State through Holley's program.
Luerich needs to take biology
and Leise needs to study earth
science, Holley said. They also will
take teaching courses and attend
seminars on hot topics in education,
such as emergencies in schools and
diversity. When finished, both will
have earned a North Carolina
teaching license.
They haven't decided where
they want to start their new careers,
but are excited about the opportunity.
Luerich said she had always
thought about teaching after shi.
retired, but never had a clear plan on
how to actually do it.
Now, she does. And IBM Is
paying to make it happen.
"I believe that a teacher has the
ability to make a huge impact on the
future Luerich said.
Iran says It has successfully test
fired new high-speed torpedo
(AP) - Iran announced its second
major new missile test within days,
saying Sunday it has successfully
fired a high-speed torpedo capable
of destroying huge warships and
The tests came during war games
that Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards
have been holding in the Gulf and the
Arabian Sea since Friday at a time of
increased tensions with the United
States over Tehran's nuclear program.
The Iranian-made torpedo, called the
"Hoot or "whale has a speed of 223
miles per hour, said Gen. All Fadavi,
deputy head of the Revolutionary
Guards' Navy.
"It has a very powerful warhead
designed to hit big submarines.
Even if enemy warship sensors
identify the missile, no warship can
escape from this missile because of
its high speed Fadavi told state-run
It was not immediately clear whether
the torpedo can carry a nuclear
State-run television, which stopped
its normal programs to break news
of the test, showed a brief clip of the
launch from a ship into the waters
of the Gulf. Television pictures also
showed the torpedo hitting the target,
a ship on the surface of the water.
The new weapon could raise
concerns over Iran's naval
power in the Gulf, where during the
war with Iraq in the 1980s Iranian
forces attacked oil
tankers from Kuwait
and Saudi Arabia, prompting a
massive U.S. naval operation to
protect them. The U.S. Navy's
5th Fleet is based on the tiny Arab
island nation of Bahrain in the Gulf.
The missile tests and war games
this time around coincide with
increasing tension between Iran
and the West over Tehran's
controversial nuclear program.
The United States and its allies
believe Iran is seeking to develop
nuclear weapons, but Tehran denies
that, saying its program is for
generating electricity.
The U.N. Security Council
is demanding that Iran halt its
uranium enrichment activities.
But an Iranian envoy said its activities
are "not reversible
Iran launched an arms development
program during its 1980-88 war
with Iraq to compensate for a
U.S. weapons embargo. Since 1992,
Iran has produced its own tanks,
armored personnel carriers, missiles
and a fighter plane.
U.S. says helicopter that crashed
was probably shot down; two
crew members presumed dead
(AP) - An Apache helicopter that
crashed southwest of Baghdad was
believed to have been shot down
and the two crew members were
presumed dead, the U.S. military
said Sunday.
Secretary of State Condoleezza
Rice and British Foreign Secretary
Jack Straw, meanwhile, made a
surprise visit to press Iraqi politicians
to speed up the formation of the
government. Prime Minister Ibrahim
al-Jaafari faced mounting pressure
from his fellow Shiites to step aside
from seeking a second term amid
opposition from minority Sunnis and
Also Sunday, the military reported the
deaths of three American soldiers,
raising to at least 2,331 U.S. service
members killed since the Iraq war
started on March 2003, not including
the two who died in the helicopter
Elsewhere, insurgents blew up a
small Shiite mosque northeast of
Baghdad on Sunday, while police
reported that at least 42 bodies were
found in several neighborhoods of the
Iraqi capital.
The bodies were all handcuffed
and had been shot in the head
or chest, said police Maj. Falah
al-Mohammedawi. Three were
discovered Sunday, and the rest
were discovered Saturday. They
apparently were victims of revenge
killings between Sunni and Shiite
Roadside bombs targeted U.S.
convoys in Ramadi, west of Baghdad,
and the northern city of Mosul, but no
American casualties were reported.
"We haven't heard any solid
information about who could have
been behind this operation said
al-Mutlaq. "I think this may be a
political issue
On Saturday, Qassim Dawoud was
the first Shiite politician to join Sunnis
and Kurds in publicly calling for a new
Shiite nominee. Shiites politicians get
first crack at the prime minister's job
because they are the largest block
in parliament.
U.S. officials believe a government
of national unity would be a major
step toward calming the insurgency
and restoring order three years after
the U.Sled invasion toppled Saddam
Hussein. That would enable the
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than high school, no more than
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In the avalanche of changes
in China today, none is more
personal and universal than the
revolution in romance.
Less than a generation ago,
most Chinese couples met at
work or in the village or neighbor-
hood, occasionally, simply, a "rel-
ative swap pairing the son and
daughter of one family, say, with
the daughter and son of another.
But as the Chinese shed the
bounds of their villages and
traditions, they are embracing
power to pick their mates with
, unprecedented precision. That
change captures the essential
evolution in Chinese economics,
politics and social life today: the
soaring power of choice.
"It is hard to find even a
university student in the coun-
tryside, much less a Ph.D said
Li Zhihui, a 31-year-old doctoral
student, scanning the crowd
of women recently at a speed-
dating event where attendees
had been encouraged to bring
their diplomas.
With an estimated 300 mil-
lion rural citizens expected to
move to Chinese cities over
the next 15 years, the largest
migration in human history has
produced a once-unimaginable
array of options, in information,
products, ideas and sex.
"In this day and age, some
people are still too passive said
Gong Haiyan, 30, the founder
of, a Chinese
matchmaking Web site that
targets upwardly mobile singles.
"They think Mr. Right will come
to them, but that happens very
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customer-service experience
working alongside teenagers,
undocumented immigrants,
former welfare recipients and
unskilled laborers who have
spent years moving up through
the burger and fish sandwich
ranks. And, contrary to what
many believe, thousand of posi-
tions, such as those in manage-
ment and marketing, demand
people with years of training
and experience specifically in
the fast-food world.
Davis clearly isn't the ste-
reotypical fast-food worker. A
middle-class father of four, he
has worked at the same Burger
King for three years, driving an
hour each way from his home
in Crown Point, Ind. His father
was a pipe fitter, but even as a
boy Davis knew he wanted to do
something else. "I really didn't
have any interest as far as work-
ing in a steel mill he says.
But when he graduated from
Crown Point High School in
1974, he couldn't find work, so
his uncle, an officer with Local
41 of the Laborer's Union, helped
him get a job as a construction
laborer, and for extra cash Davis
went back to Burger King as
a part-time shift manager. He
liked it.
"Doing it part-time gave me
the inkling that it was something
I wanted to do (as a career) he
says. Five years later, he got mar-
ried and moved into fast food as
a full-time manager.
Along the way, Davis tried
doing a few other things. He
managed six Little Caesar's car-
ryout stores for a year in the
mid80s, and then ran gas sta-
tions from 1999 to 2002. The few
times he considered looking for
other kinds of work - as the man-
ager of a full-service restaurant,
for example - he didn't get very
far. "I guess it's the notoriety
he says. "Once you've been in
the fast-food business, you've
been labeled as a 'working man-
ager It's more hands-on, and
there is that stigma that you
can't adapt
But he's compensated well,
he says. Burger King managers
are paid up to $48,000 a year or
more, with excellent benefits.
Davis, for example, gets an
additional $500-a-month car
expense allowance for the Toyota
Highlander SUV he drives. But
he says he has a simple reason
for looking forward to the work:
The restaurant's owner lets him
run the place day to day. "He
entrusts a $1 or $2 million busi-
ness to me he says.
"As long as I do the job, I'm
my own boss
On some levels, Ed Mosley
seems, more than Davis, to fit
the common assumptions about
fast-food employees. His formal
education stopped after high
school, a one-time drug habit
cost him jobs and promotions
over the years and his work expe-
rience has largely been limited to
a succession of entry-level food
service positions, leaving him
with few marketable skills.
Yet Mosley also shrugs off any
suggestion that he's stuck. "It
doesn't make a difference where
you work he says. "What is
your identity in life? People say,
"You're just working at McDon-
ald's But it's not where you start
off, it's where you finish
Mosley was between jobs
four years ago when he met a
McDonald's executive in church.
She recommended him for an
opening. For a while, Mosley
worked full-time at McDonald's,
but chats with customers led him
to other opportunities that paid
better. One man told him about a
food service opening at a school.
Another tipped him off to a load-
ing position with FedEx. Mosley
ended up getting both jobs.
He now follows a grueling
schedule. Monday to Friday
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m he's at
the James Shields Elementary
School. On Tuesdays through
Fridays, he then takes a bus and
train downtown to McDonald's
for a three-hour, late-afternoon
shift. By shortly after 7 p.m.
each weeknight, he's on his way
to the FedEx sorting center in
the southwest suburbs, where
he works until as late as 3 a.m.
When it's over, Mosley catches a
bus to his home, in the Auburn-
Gresham neighborhood on the
South Side.
"I get home, lie down for
three hours and go back to the
races again he says.
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lished military association.
Chancellor Ballard then went
on to discuss the Victory Bell and
the significant tradition it carries.
He explained that discussions
are currently underway on
where to relocate the bell in order
to display it in a more prominent
manner and serve the symbol
the justice it deserves.
The ceremony also included
a presentation of colors by
the U.S. Army ROTC Color Guard
and the performance of the
National Anthem by Jermaine
Johnson, an ECU alumnus.
Chancellor Ballard contin-
ued the ceremony with an intro-
duction of Lt. Roger Vogel, III,
a 2004 graduate of ECU and
currently of the U.S. Army 82nd
Airborne Division. Lt. Vogel
reflected upon his time at ECU
and his recent tour of duty in
Afghanistan. He expressed his
gratitude for the education he
received at ECU and recog-
nized that an education is a
means to remove ignorance.
He also discussed the prog-
ress being made overseas and
the tremendous significance of
military service.
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Ballard presented him with
the Chancellor's Coin Medal-
lion as a token of appreciation
for his services.
Following the presenta-
tion was a moment of reflec-
tion administered by Dr.
Richard Kilroy, assistant director
of Military Programs and visit-
ing professor of political science.
Dr. Kilroy acknowledged that
the ceremony was both a cel-
ebration and a memorial service
in remembrance of those alumni
and faculty who have upheld
their duties and in some cases
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given their lives in service to
our nation. He then said
a prayer, and in closing reminded
the audience that the
individuals who were being
remembered were in fact honor-
ing ECU's motto, "To serve
Founders Week events
continued throughout the
week in honor of ECU's
99th year of operation. For
more information stu-
dents can visit the
ECU Web site.
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On road signs, however,
Israel's government just sticks
with the Hebrew name.
Indeed, the town's mayor
said no Israeli prime minister has
ever visited his community, even
though it has been nominated for
the Nobel Peace Prize and praised
by such luminaries as Nobel
laureate Elie Wiesel.
Indeed, at times, Israel's gov-
ernment has been a bit befuddled
by Neve Shalom.
The town's elementary school
has both Jewish and Arab stu-
dents. Even in Israeli towns with
substantial Arab populations,
most Jewish and Arab students
attend separate public schools.
And when Neve Shalom
applied for government agri-
cultural funds to help pay for
its sheep farm, the town ran
into a not-so-small bureaucratic
wall: Was this an Arab farm or a
Jewish farm?
Israel's .Agriculture Ministry
maintained separate funding for
farms run by Jewish and Arab
Neve Shalom residents often
chuckle in recounting such
moments in their town's history.
But those moments underscore
a fact of life: The town is so dif-
ferent from the rest of Israel that
citizens on the outside have a dif-
ficult time understanding it.
Here, Arab and Jewish chil-
dren not only study in the same
classrooms, they play on the
same soccer field and swim in
the same community pool.
"Our country is for Jews and
Arabs, and both peoples have
to live together said Ahmed
Hijazi, a 39-year-old Muslim.
"The diversity enriches us
If there is a dividing line, It's
dating among singles. Residents
say that while Arab and Jewish
young people may attend dances
together, few go on dates and
none have married outside their
ethnic group.
Residents say town meetings
are a mix of the political and
the pedantic. Sometimes, they
exchange views about such hot-
button topics as how the Israel
government is building fences
and walls in the West Bank to
separate Jewish settlements from
Palestinian villages. At other
times, though, discussions focus
on how loud residents are play-
ing their stereos.
"What we have is a commu-
nity of good intentions Mayor
Rayek Rizek said.
Rizek, 53, a Palestinian Chris-
tian, runs a cafe and gift shop
just across the parking lot from
the town's community center.
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revisions to the code of conduct
and convene the Joint Judicial
Committee to make the revisions
to the judicial system.
Jon Massachi, Parking and
Transition co-chair presented a
plan for this week where volun-
teers will be taking collections
for Clement Hall residents who
may have lost things due to the
fire or water damage.
Massachi is also calculat-
ing hours spent that students
and student organizations have
spent doing community service.
The goal is 1,000 hours total. If
a group or individual student
has hours they would like to
submit, Massachi can be reached
Announcement wise, Greek
week begins this week with a
number of events taking place
for students to take part in. Lori
Schaefer, member of the National
Panhellenic Council, junior and
rehabilitation major said, "Greek
will begin this Friday, April 7
with the Phi Kappa Tau beach
volleyball tournament at 2,
followed by the Zeta Phi Beta
step show at 7 at Wright Audi-
The biggest event will take
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Another option would be
to rename Fifth Street after Dr.
Martin Luther King, and then
keep Fifth Street as a sub-name
on the sign. There is a successful
example of this in Chapel Hill
where they renamed a major his-
torical road after MLK, and kept
"historically Airport Road" on
the sign to avoid confusion.
All residents of Greenville
are invited to participate in the
voting of the street renaming,
including ECU students.
The place and date of the next
meeting has not been decided
yet, but students, faculty and all
the citizens of Greenville will
stay posted on the issue.
This writer can be contacted at
news&theeastcarolinian. com.
place Sunday with Casey's Race.
Benefiting the Boys and Girls
Club, it will take place at 1 p.m.
at the amphitheater. The race is
in honor of Casey Neal Rogers, a
brother of Sigma Alpha Epsilon
who passed away in August of
The business fraternity, Alpha
Kappa Psi, is sponsoring a guest
speaker at Mendenhall, inside
Hendrix Theater, Monday, April
17 at 7 pm.
The 23rd Annual Pigskin Pig-
out will be taking place all day
this Friday. Students are encour-
aged to come out and enjoy fresh
barbeque as well as carnival
rides. There will also be a free
football game at 3 p.m.
Entitled "21st Century Slav-
ery: Living Proof the speaker,
Simon Deng, will offer his
account of being abducted into
slavery at age nine all the way
up to his escape at age 11. Other
sponsors include SGA, Ledonia
Wright Cultural Center, African
Students' Organization, College
Democrats, the Neuroscience
Club and the Student Union.
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an investor could borrow up to
90 percent, today an investor can
only borrow 50 percent. When
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amount of equity that an inves-
tor has in the deal falls with it,
then a margin call may com-
mence meaning that the investor
would then have to make good
on the rest of the funds imme-
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JENNIFER L HOBBS Editor in Chief
TUESDAY April 4, 2006
Our View
MLB here we come
In what should be a breath of fresh air, Major
League Baseball gets underway this week. But
instead of talking about who is going to win
the World Series, most of the discussions are
centered around steroids once again.
Commissioner Bud Selig recently announced
there would be investigations into the league's
dark past with performance-enhancing drugs,
mostly because of the new book Game of
Shadows which chronicles lies, lies and more
lies, specifically regarding Barry Bonds.
In the book, reporters Mark Fainaru-Wada and
Lance Williams pieced together the so-called
truth about Bonds, BALCO and the steroids
scandal that rocked the baseball world.
Enough is enough. Fans and critics of baseball
alike know by now that the history of the game
is at least partially tainted. It's time to move on
and not dwell on the past.
What will this "impartial" investigation lead to?
MLB will find out for certain a number of play-
ers were juiced in the last 10 years, but this
investigation will just lead to more and more
questions. Some star players who haven't
had a protein shake will be questioned just
because of their gaudy statistics. That isn't
worth proving what we already know. Mark
McGwire and Bonds hit a gazllllon homers
and were on steroids or at least something
close to it.
If you're a fan, enjoy what one of the greatest
games America has to offer. We're in the first
legitimate era in the history of the game. No
player in their right mind would step foot in a
GNC store. So buy a ticket, turn on the televi-
sion and tune into some prime time baseball
because every 400-foot bomb comes without
the chemical advantage this season.
Pirate Rant
Opinion Columnist
Guest writer from N.C. State speaks about faculty
Are faculty greedy?
Printed: 22706
Last week his Excellency the
Honorable Erskine Bowles, the
University of North Carolina
system's newest president, vis-
ited N.C. State and spoke to the
faculty at their annual general
meeting. I had the opportunity
to attend the meeting, which
was held in Stewart Theatre. For
a complete recap of the event log
and read Ryan Watkins' news
story - "UNC System president
addresses faculty
Before I pick apart the issues
addressed at the meeting, let me
be the first to say that I am a
huge fan of Erskine Bowles. My
adoration for "North Carolina's
Harry Potter" stems mainly from
his commitment to affordable
higher education opportunities.
To paraphrase Bowles, "I believe
we not only have a constitutional
mandate to keep tuition low but
a moral responsibility to keep
tuition low Powerful words - 1
just hope he can deliver on them.
But this is not a column about
tuition I can sense a collective
sigh of relief from the readers
because they don't have to read
another one of my rants about
At the end of the meeting,
Bowles took questions and com-
ments. Several faculty members
voiced their concerns about pay,
health insurance and retirement
Hold up. Faculty is concerned
about pay? If I am not mistaken,
and I know I am not, the average
salary of a faculty member at
N.C. State is well over $100,000.
Additionally many of NCSU's
1,700-plus faculty members have
tenure, which equals great job
security. You need an act of god
to fire these people. And they
are bitching and complaining
about their jobs. Perhaps 1 just
don't get it.
What was Bowles' response?
He is a well-educated business-
man, so he would definitely see
right through their BS. He said,
"The pay is atrocious Umm?
A hundred thousand dollars is
atrocious. You have to be kidding
me. I guess if you are making
the money, Bowles is making
as president ($425,000 a year, a
state-provided car and mansion
on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill)
then faculty pay is horrible.
You know what IS atrocious
- staff salaries. They are more
than atrocious; they are uncon-
scionable. Staff members, mainly
housekeepers and groundskeep-
ers, make barely enough to be
considered living above the
poverty line.
So what you have is a faculty
corps made up primarily by white
men (who make up 60 percent
of the full-time faculty ranks)
complaining about their pay.
On top of that they have great
job security, they can come and
go as they please, hang out at
the gym every day, teach a few
classes using the slave labor of
TA's and do some research using
the slave labor of PhD students.
How do I apply?
I know what you are thinking
- NCSU faculty salaries are well
below those of our peer insti-
tutions and if we want a great
institution, we need great faculty.
I agree. And NCSU does have a
great faculty - "Nineteen faculty
members have been elected to
the prestigious National Acad-
emy of Sciences or National
Academy of Engineering. Six are
fellows of the American Institute
of Architects, two are members
of the American Academy of
Arts and Sciences and one is a
member of the American Philo-
sophical Society according to
N.C. State News Services. Also, I
would be remiss if I did not say
that I am proud that the chair
of the NCSU faculty is a woman
- Nina Allen.
Perhaps I just don't get it.
Maybe we should pay faculty more
and continue to keep the staff as
indentured servants. I know who
might have all the answers - head
football coach Chuck Amato. Not
only was Amato in attendance at
the faculty meeting but he was
also the highest paid person in
the audience. Maybe Amato can
provide the faculty with some
guidance on how get those big
salaries and bonuses.
What great values we have at
N.C. State - go Pack!
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In My Opinion
(KRT) The conventional
wisdom that immigration reform
splits the Republican Party is cor-
rect, but less understood is that
the issue does the same thing to
the Democratic coalition, too.
In fact, looking below the
surface, it's clear that in terms
of public opinion, the socioeco-
nomic divide is greater than the
partisan one.
Part of the reason for this
misconception is that the Repub-
lican intra-party fight is much
more public. President Bush and
many of his congressional allies
are clearly split on the issue.
Since Democrats hold neither
the White House nor Congress
they are less in the media spot-
light. And these days, with Bush's
lousy poll numbers, the Demo-
cratic game plan is to keep quiet
and let their political enemies
hang themselves.
But a survey of voter attitudes
toward various immigration pro-
posals shows that self-identified
Democratic voters have similar
divisions on the issue to their
GOP brethren. And the opposi-
tion of the AFL-CIO to "guest
worker" legislation advocated by
many Democratic leaders shows
this schism.
Simply put, the split in Amer-
ican politics over immigration,
much as it is on questions about
international trade, is sharpest
along socioeconomic lines.
The more educated and afflu-
ent people are, regardless of
whether they are a Democrat,
Republican or independent, the
less they are inclined to see the
need for immigration reform
solely to toughen laws and beef
up security.
That's the message from a
Quinnipiac University poll of
almost 2,000 U.S. voters released
in March. The size of the sample
- almost double the typical 1,000
person national sample - allows
analysis of differences along socio-
economic and political lines.
On virtually every immigra-
tion question, Democrats are
less likely than Republicans or
independents to back "get-tough"
measures. But on most questions
the differences along party lines
are smaller than they are within
members of the same party.
When asked if legal immi-
gration should be kept steady,
increased or decreased, 32 per-
cent of Republicans and indepen-
dents and 35 percent of Demo-
crats favor the status quo.
But analyzing the numbers
by party and education shows a
different story. Among Republi-
cans with a high school degree
or less, 30 percent want to keep
immigration at its present level,
as do 34 percent of similarly
educated Democrats. Yet, 41
percent of both Republican and
Democratic college grads feel
that way.
Overall, 21 percent of Republi-
cans and 26 percent of Democrats
want an increase in immigration.
But that 5 point split is less than
half the 13-point gap between
Democrats with high school
educations (18 percent) and those
with college degrees (31 percent).
The Republican intra-party split
is 5 points - 17 percent among
the least educated and 22 percent
among the most educated.
Asked whether Congress
should change the law to make
it easier for illegal immigrants to
become legal workers, the same
pattern appears.
There is a 7-point difference
in support between Democrats
and Republicans - 44 percent to
37 percent. But among Republi-
cans the gap in support between
those with a high-school diploma
or less and a college degree or
more is 12 points - 30 percent to
42 percent. Among Democrats,
the difference is 22 points - 36
percent among those with high
school education compared to 58
percent among those with college
Presumably, the politicians
understand these differences
more than the journalists who
have created the incomplete
conventional wisdom. But the
implications of the numbers
should not be lost on anyone
thinking about running for
political office.
The demonstrations in recent
weeks, orchestrated by groups
opposing legislation that would
beef up border enforcement and
make it more difficult for those
without documents to work or
stay in the United States illegally,
obscure the widespread public
support for such steps.
That is obviously one of the
reasons why the prospects for any
real change in U.S. immigration
policy becoming law this year
are slim. But another is that the
schism the issue creates in Ameri-
can politics is on both sides of the
political aisle.
After an entire year of a crappy paper, TEC, I will give
you credit for one thing. At least you have the guts
to run rants from people telling you how much your
paper has sucked.
People stop submitting your uninteresting rants
about you and your roommate hating each other or
about someone needing help to quit smoking. No
one cares, get a life.
The water balloon war on College Hill was awesome.
I think there should be a water balloon war against
West vs. College Hill on Wednesday night.
Straight boys who wear tight shirts with big muscles
and their shorts down enough to show their under-
wear have no business complaining if a gay guy checks
him out. You're flaunting it; of course we'll look.
I've waited until the last minute to see my advisor to
register and now all the good classes are gone. Maybe
next time I'll take an active role in my education, be
an adult, and do things on time!
Why do fat boys always get dropped doing keg stands?
There is a teacher for one of my classes that may keep
me from graduating. She said she would work with us
and help but when I reached out for help and advice,
she copy-pasted a sentence from the syllabus and
didn't even sign the e-mail. Thanks a lot!
If you don't want drama don't lead some guy on
while trying to date another, it just doesn t work
that way.
To the person who said that I should just be
responsible when it comes to putting on my seat
belt, it just so happens that the Drivers Ed 101
teacher told you that you had to have the seat belt
on when you're behind the wheel because his life
is in danger with a 15-year-old driver. Look it up
smarty-pants, you can't give tickets in a parking
lot in the state of N.C. Hope you learn something.
1 am going to make a broad generalization and say
people from ECU are idiots. I have observed a lot of
people during my short tenure here and from the
drunk girl crying on the drunk bus for no reason to
everyone on the hill trying to play their music the
loudest, I just seem to have come in contact with idiot
after idiot. Grow up people please.
I think one of my teachers is missing her soul. Her
eyes are all beady and empty, it creeps me out when
she looks at me.
My jerk professor gave us barely a month to do the
biggest project of my collegiate career. All my other
teachers laid it out at the beginning of the semester.
In my time here at ECU, I have found two things
to be true: One, the school just wants our money;
we're all numbers that write checks. Two, a majority
of the teachers that I've had really could care less
about our problems. They say they want to help and
stuff, but when you come to them with something
heavy, not "I don't get it they're not in the helping
mood anymore.
It's bad enough 1 go broke just buying my textbooks,
but then I have to shell out even more money for
online class materials? What happens when students
literally cannot afford these things? WCU or ASU
have book rental programs where you don't buy, you
rent for the semester at a lower price. That wouldn't
fly here because the money isn't as good as it is now.
How do we define diversity here?
I miss Tony McKee. Discussing his idiocy during class
always made the time go by faster. For the sake of
all students taking boring classes, could TEC please
higher another narrow-minded conservative?
O.K. people are stupid. I created a Josh McRoberts
profile on ECU Facebook so 1 could say we were in
a relationship, and people keep befriending him
People, Josh McRoberts does not go to ECU!
To the Dominos pizza guy with the black truck and
shaved head, you are more delicious than the pizza!
Why is the Duke gang rape incident just now being
investigated and making news? It happened around
spring break, which was the same time as ours.
I am in favor of the new lottery but why should college
students be helped by the new lottery. They have access to
grants and loans while the second grader has no way to con-
trol his fate. The money that can be used to feed him lunch,
sometimes the only meal he gets all day, is being used to
support some university that has other means ofincome.
OK so I bought one lottery ticket so far but how can
you possible be such a tool to buy $140 bucks worth
like the tool in The Reflector article.
Hey, TEC Sports Page, excellent article on the retiring
of Coach Leclair's jersey. Honor the man who took
our program to a new level of expectations and is
now battling a life threatening illness.
I don't understand why sexual harassment at other
Universities is printed in our campus papers and we
don't even print the harassments that take place here
at ECU. Those are the morons should be on the front
page so people don't make the same mistake.
Ever heard of reverse racism? Let's stop that too.
To the cop who blocked the entrance to Woodlawn
Friday around 3:30 to give someone a ticket: thanks
for not letting me into my driveway, I appreciated
waiting till it was convenient for you to move.
To the person who turned in my ring after having left
it at one of the computers in Joyner Library, thank you.
It's common decency like that, that really goes a long
way, and tells me that there are still honest people in
this world. If I knew who you were I'd thank you myself.
Does anyone else hate getting e-mails everyday to
tell you when spam was removed from your account?
I thought MailMarshal was supposed to eliminate
spam, not change it's form.
Can the student health center prescribe any other
prescriptions besides the z-pack and penicillin? They
didn't even tell me what was wrong with me, just
handed me a z-pack
I've had seven different advisors in my five years here,
I hope I have all my requirements done, I've been told
so many different things by so many people. Now,
the registrar lost my senior summary. I'm so ready
to leave, but they won't let me go.
Anybody want to share their tragic drunk driving
stories? I have "friends" who still think they can get
away with it and it scares me that they won't stop
until something destructive happens to them.
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Names In the News:
No Oprah at Tony's
Oprah Winfrey will not fill in the
shoes of Hugh Jackman as host of
the Tony Awards telecast by CBS
June 11 from Radio City Music
Hall. Show reps have mercilessly
quashed speculation that Winfrey
will steer the Broadway backslap fest.
Nominations are coming May 16.
Domlclllc dissonance
Divorcing Tinseltown mammoths
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston
have sold their 12,000-square-foot
French Normandy-style Beverly
Hills mansion to an anonymous
foreign businessman for $22.5 million,
down from the original $28 million
asking price.
The potential and the actual
The New York Daily News may incite
a public-opinion riot with its report
on a conceivably scandalous event:
The five-months-pregnant Gwyneth
Paltrow was seen having a bottle
of Guinness beer over dinner with
husband Chris Martin at a New York
sushi bar. Confirming the report,
her spokesperson pointed out that
Apple's mom ate cooked food, not
raw sushi.
The symbol returns
Prince the Artist (Formerly Known
by the Formerly In His Moniker) is
back. For the first time since his 1989
Batman soundtrack, the 47-year-old
funk god has a No. 1 album: 3121
sold 183,000 copies in its debut week.
The soundtrack to Disney's High
School Musical fell to No. two, while
James Blunts Back to Bedlam follows
at No. three. Fresh off his "American
Idol" cameo, Barry Manilow's The
Greatest Songs of the Fifties is No. 4.
Re-testing a re-comeback
Thursday's scheduled episode of
NBC's "Will & Grace" features Britney
Spears ("skilled as a comedic actress
the show's executive producer
enthused to USA Today). Spears-
ologists suggest this is another test
of public reaction to her planned
emergence from the tabloid hell
where she's been judged as wife and
new mom into the music-reviewer
hell where she's judged as performer.
She'll follow up with a new perfume
in April, a new CD in the fall.
Rose update
PBS host Charlie Rose, who
underwent mitral valve surgery in
Paris, was recovering in intensive care
on Thursday. Rose, 64, experienced
shortness of breath while in Syria to
interview President Bashar Assad.
Rose is expected back on his talk
show by the end of April.
Extreme tragedy?
It's not surprising to hear reality shows
especially ABC's gorgeously mawkish
"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition-
look for special folks to help. But
according to the Smoking Gun Web
site, when it comes to "Makeover's"
maudlinicity requirements, producers
are going the extra mile to procure
participants with muscular dystrophy
or progeria, the ultra-rare condition
that causes rapid aging in children
Yep, the show's casting director,
Charisse Simonian. says kids with
"little old man's disease" would be
perfect. In a memo she sent to
various ABC affiliates, Simonian
lists particular maladies to feature
on the show, including Down's
syndrome, Lou Gehrig's disease
and skin cancer. Seems sending Ty
Pennington to rescue families mired
in plain old poverty isn't sexy enough
for audiences. But, "Makeover" isn't
doing anything not standard in the
biz. Exec producer Tom Forman told
the Associated Press he was "a little
perplexed" that the Gun would find
the memo interesting. Simonian, he
said, "is a woman whose job it is to
find families who need help
That's Sir Tom, pal
Tom Jones, a Welshman like iconic
poet Dylan Thomas and actor Sir
Anthony Hopkins, is finally getting his
props. Wednesday at Buckingham
Palace, Queen Elizabeth II knighted
the 65-year-old coal miner's son.
"I love seeing the queen and I
have always been a royalist the
charmer said, cozying up to the
queen in London.
Doth protest too much?
Pamela Anderson has joined other
boldfacers Paul McCartney and
his wife, Heather Mills, in protesting
against Canada's annual east coast
seal hunt, which started Saturday,
during which fisherman club baby
seals to death for their white pelts.
MS Walk: Get up, get motivated
It's time for students to
step up, literally
Over the past few years, due
to the efforts for the National
Multiple Sclerosis Society, more
and more people are realizing
how devastating MS can be.
There are more than 400,000
Americans with MS and research-
ers are going strong trying to
find a cure for this disease that is
characterized by the progressive
degeneration of the myelin that
covers CNS nerve pathways. In
brief, this disease attacks nerve
fibers, damaging or destroying
them, leaving behind scar tissue
areas called plaques or lesions
that result in sclerosis.
People with this disease live
with unpredictable symptoms
that can be devastating at times
but can function somewhat
normally due to some of the
advances in pharmaceutical
treatment. Those treatments
were made possible by funding
from national fundraisers and
people like you who are willing to a
give up some of their time to help
National Multiple Sclerosis Society HOPE bracelets, which AAMN will be offering at the MS Walk.
someone else lead a better life.
This year the MS Walk in
Greenville will be held Saturday,
April 8 at 10 a.m. rain or shine.
Registration begins at 9 a.m. and
there are two different routes that
can be traveled. One route is four
miles and the other only one
mile, either way, it is the thought
that counts. Donations or any
money that you have raised can
be turned in at the registration
table on the day of the walk.
National MS Society support
bracelets will be on sale through
American Assembly of Men in
Nursing the day of the race, for
the cost of $1 and all proceeds go
to the National MS Society.
Last year, the Greenville
area and its supporters raised
$60,840 dollars and this year
they are aiming even higher.
For more information about the
Greenville MS Walk, visit
nationalmssociety.orgnct and
from there click on MS Walk and
then Greenville MS Walk. Please
come out and support this very
worthy cause Saturday, starting
at 9 a.m.
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ECU'S Youth Arts Festival
Visual and performing
artists share talents with
area children
All photos: Children enjoying ECU'S Youth Arts Festival. April 1
see ARTS page A7
R.A. Fountain gaining steady popularity
Venue in Fountain, N.C. attracts
superior folk acts
Local Concerts:
Kid Rock will be at the RBC Center in
Raleigh on Friday, April 7.
Ghostface Killah and M1 of Dead Prez
will be performing at Cat's Cradle in
Carrboro on Friday, April 7.
Michael Buble will be performing at
Memorial Auditorium in Raleigh on
Wednesday, April 12.
Word of mouth has been spreading the popular
ity of the R.A. Fountain General Store located in
Fountain, N.C. just 30 minutes from Greenville. The
venue "virtually books itself as owner and ECU Eng
lish professor Alex Albright says, and indeed it does.
Albright doesn't advertise the antique store as
a venue, but ever since he had a band play at the
opening of the store, acts
just kept rolling in. The
store has a well organized
collection of odds and
ends, things from dishes,
mugs and cookie jars to
paintings, books and
clothing. Even the seats
in front of the perfor-
mance area were a mix-
ture of old theater seats
and church pews. A blue-
grass jam is held monthly
and acts are booked solid
for the upcoming spring
and summer months, for
a schedule of events visit
A small crowd came in on the night of April 1
to see Watermelon Sugar, a mellow acoustic folk
duo that played a full band's worth of instruments.
Louise Bendall and Hypatia Kingsley performed
a set of stunningly well written originals that
sounded similar to Sarah McLachlin, Allison Krauss
and James Taylor. Bendall alternated between guitar
and banjo while Kingsley was constantly switching
it up between guitar, mandolin and her specialty.
violin. A few covers were added in their set includ-
ing a bluegrass rendition of ACDC's "You Shook
Me All Night Long
The band is working on their third album and
you can hear samples from their currently released
albums Something to Savor and Sample on their Web
After their second set I had an opportunity to
jam with the band and talk to them about their lives
and music. The two balance the band with their
families, including a total of three children.
Albright provided some southern hospitality
after the show where we talked into the night about
politics, family, life and
Venues such as R.A.
Fountain are easy going,
traditional places that
put emphasis on family,
friends and quality. The
second you walk in you
feel an immense sense
of history, and right-
fully so considering
the building was con-
structed in 1916 and is
loaded" with antiques.
The home atmosphere
is soothing and relax-
ing, and when you add
music such as Watermelon Sugar's, you can't get
much more comfortable. The people are friendly
and they serve great blended coffee and bakery items.
R.A. Fountain General Store is well worth the
half hour drive from Greenville, and most events fi
are done by 10 p.m leaving students plenty of time
to get back to Greenville for late night activities, t:
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Watermelon Sugar' and Alex Albright, store owner.
It was a busy weekend for
ECU with the celebration of
the school's 99th birthday. Fes-
tivities over the week included
a birthday bash, Battle of the
Bands and the Youth Arts
The mall was a veritable festi-
val ground from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
on Saturday when more than
100 visual and performing artists
came to share their crafts and
talents with area children as well
as curious students that passed
by on the enjoyably warm April
Most of the crafts and per-
formers catered to the hands-
on attitude of the youngsters;
children could paint pottery,
figure out iron puzzles forged by
a blacksmith and learn how to
paint with watercolors.
Each child was completely
enthralled in the activity heshe
was participating in, making the
event was a great success.
Children also performed
in the festival. A group of steel
drummers performed a fantastic
set of music and each drummer
was under the age of 13. The festi-
val represented different cultures
as well. Kimonos were on display
as well as Native American pot-
tery and Eastern weaving looms.
There were several wood-
workers at the festival, some from
as far away as Australia, yet some
were local. They demonstrated
their art and also made it avail-
able for purchase. The event was
an opportunity for the public
Restaurant review:
King Panda Buffet
Another buffet but not
another disappointment
So it seems to me that there
are about 15 million Asian
buffet restaurants. 1 don't know
about you guys, but I am look-
ing for a buffet line that will
truly satisfy the palate.
So when I heard that
there was a new place
opening up in the Kmart
shopping center about three
weeks ago, I knew 1 absolutely
had to venture and see what
the hullabaloo was all about.
The place sports a new buffet
line, and with it a new quality
of buffet food. Feedback cards
are offered to diners to help
management find out what
people think about the restau-
What I mean by this is, after
I ate at this establishment, I
was asked to write and give a
suggestion to the ownership
about what I would like to see
in the offerings. This was a first
for me and was a complete and
utter surprise.
1 seriously have never
experienced an establishment
of any kind that really cared
enough to ask what the patrons
of the restaurant really wanted.
As a follow up, I can only say
one thing to my amazement, I
believe they are in the works of
actually getting what I asked for
in the suggestion.
This is what 1 gathered from
the helpful staff located at the
establishment. These people
are very friendly and seem to
actually care how their new
business is appealing to the
new clientele to which it will
be jockeying for.
1 really can't speak for the
rest of you people, but 1 seem to
request some weird stuff when 1
am eating. Even if I am the only
one eating at a buffet place at
the time and want something
they don't have. I always seem
to want something that many
places can't offer.
I was yet again satisfied
when I asked for a certain type
of condiment. Albeit, it was in
a package, but they still found
it. It was truly assuring and well
received that the waitress didn't
seem to get mad at me for asking
for random condiments.
The restaurant is located in
the Kmart shopping center off
of Greenville Boulevard. The
convenient location to pretty
much anything on the campus
side of Greenville leaves you no
excuse for not trying it out.
1 truly hope all of you will
go visit this establishment and
try what these people have to
offer. I wasn't hurt while enjoy-
ing this restaurant, but I cannot
say the same for them; there
were very few spring rolls and
egg drop soup bowls left when
I was last seen there.
Anyway, the Panda King
gets an A for its food. It is not
greasy nor is it too strong to
enjoy. 1 also must suggest tip-
ping your wait staff, for they
will take care of you as always.
Take a little bit of time and try
a little taste of heaven.
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machines. Intricate table legs
were made in front of a group of
people as the artist used a pedal
to power a string that rotated the
leg incredibly fast.
Holding a chisel to the spin-
ning wooden rod, he shaped
curves and rings and made it look
easy all the while. A volunteer
gave it a shot and found that
while most of the people make
these crafts with ease, it's harder
than it looks and takes a great
amount of skill.
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hand making percussion instru-
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With all the bustling around
in the month of April, it is
refreshing to know that one can
slow down and take a jaunt to
McGinnis Theatre to catch the
final show of the 2005-2006
ECULoessin Playhouse season.
Don't stop reading. This is
good for you. Theater is one of
the most under-appreciated of
all entertainment outlets and not
attending at least one showing
of William Saroyan's The Time
of Your Life would be a huge dis-
credit to yourself.
The show earned a Pulitzer
Prize that Saroyan declined
because he believed art could not
be patronized by wealth, accord-
ing to the DVD Journal.
It is a story of relationships
between a slew of underdogs that
cavort in a bar located by the
water in San Francisco. Think of
it as "Cheers" in 1939 without
Diane (and hot in Boston):
In all honesty, this play is
so much more than that. It is a
glimpse into a world of idealistic
and utterly romantic heroes and
heroines who seem to all be in
the same place at the same time
for a reason.
Slipping through the side
door of McGinnis, I caught a
preview of The Time of Your Life
on their first rehearsal with a
working set in place.
The scenery is absolutely
phenomenal giving the play just
enough of a realistic environ-
ment without dominating the
entire performance.
Guest director Walter Schoen
from the University of Richmond
instills his energy and talent into
making Saroyan's classic come
alive for ECU.
The Time of Your Life is an
intersection of different subplots
and conversations that resonate
to the audience the struggle of
simply living day-to-day.
While not a fast-paced or
action-driven play, its series of
intersections between the dif-
ferent characters offers audience
members a chance to reflect on
their own routine decisions while
being swept into the dramas of
the cast.
While not a major player, the
entrance of Willie, the obsessive
pinball player is the first charac-
ter the audience meets.
1 began to feel sorry for him
by the end of the first act as he
tried to beat the infernal pinball
The story really centers
around Joe, a once successful
man who seems to enjoy philoso-
phizing endlessly at the bar, and
Nick, the owner of the saloon.
Surrounding the two gentle-
men include Kitty Duval, a
woman of loose morals; and
Tom, who falls in love with
Kitty on sight and plays
the part of Joe's errand boy.
There is also the love-sick and
suicidal Dudley R. Bostwick who
seeks the love of his Elsie; and
Harry, the eager entertainer who
makes up in enthusiasm what he
lacks in talent.
The Time of Your Life is a work
that captures the hopelessness
of an era clouded in the Great
Depression but manages to find
a silver lining.
I recommend this to anyone
who enjoys discovering things
about themselves while they
watch solid entertainment.
The Time of Your Life runs
April 6 through April 11, with
all shows at 8 p.m. except for a
Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. For
tickets, visit or the
McGinnis Theatre box office.
This writer can be contacted at
features@theeastcarolinan. com.
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April 3-8, 2006
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project sponsored by Student Government Association.
ECUs Goal- To complete 1000 hours of community service within the
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TUESDAY April 4, 2006
Sports Briefs
Brody Taylor Named C-USA
Taylor's brilliance salvages series
ECU senior pitcher Brody Taylor
was named Conference USA Pitcher-
of-the-Week announced by league
officials Monday. The announcement
marks the second time this season a
Pirate has earned the week honors,
following Jake Smith's selection as
hltter-of-the-week on Feb. 27, 2006.
Taylor, a Shelby, N.C. native, tossed his
first career complete game shutout
Sunday afternoon beating Houston
3-0 at Clark-LeClair Stadium. On the
day he faced 33 batters, allowing
just five hits and two walks, while
striking out six. For ECU it was the first
complete game since last April when
Ricky Brooks threw a no-hitter against
Memphis and it was the second time
this season that the Pirates have
shutout an opponent when Taylor
has started the game. After sitting out
last season with a medical redshirt,
Taylor has posted a 4-1 record in 32.2
innings, allowing just seven runs (six
earned) while boasting a 1.65 ERA.
He currently ranks second on the
team in strikeouts with 24 and has
given up the fewest hits from a Pirate
starter. ECU (18-12,2-4) will play host
to N.C. AST Tuesday, Apr. 4 at 7 p.m.
before heading back on the road in
conference play this weekend when
they travel to UCF for a weekend
series, Apr. 7-9.
North Carolina State's Sendek
taking over at Arizona State
(AP) - Herb Sendek was
introduced Monday as the new
men's basketball coach at Arizona
State, coming to the Sun Devils after
10 seasons at North Carolina State.
Arizona State athletic director Lisa
Love said she interviewed at least
eight candidates to replace former
coach Rob Evans but said Sendek
was "my very, very first choice Love
said Sendek's NCAA tournament
resume - he has led the Wolfpack to
five consecutive NCAA appearances
- made him the best candidate. The
Sun Devils have been to the NCAA
tournament three times in 28 years.
Sendek is 253-158 in 13 seasons as
a college coach, and was 191-132
at North Carolina State. Love said
Sendek was given a five-year deal,
but wouldn't disclose the salary.
The Sun Devils have been looking
for a coach since March 10, when
Love announced that Evans would
not return.
Barkley, Wllklns, Aurlemma
lead '06 Hall of Fame class
(AP) - Charles Barkley and
Dominique Wilkins, two of the NBA's
great forwards, and Connecticut
women's coach Geno Auriemma
were among six people Monday
to join the Basketball Hall of Fame.
The rest of the class consists of Joe
Dumars, who played on the Detroit
Pistons championship teams in
the late 1980s and helped them
win another title in 2004 as team
president; Sandra Gamba, a longtime
coach who led Italy to the silver
medal at the 1980 Olympics; and
Dave Gavltt, who produced eight
straight 20-win seasons as a coach
and helped establish the Big East
Conference. Gavitt was elected as
a contributor. Barkley, nicknamed
The Round Mound of Rebound
was placed on 11 NBA All-Star
teams with Philadelphia, Phoenix
and Houston and was a member of
the U.S. team that won a gold medal
at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. He
was a member of the NBA's 50th
anniversary team. Wilkins, nicknamed
The Human Highlight Reel played
at Georgia before spending most of
his career with the Atlanta Hawks.
Wilkins was a nine-time NBA All-star,
won two slam dunk championships
and is one of three Hawks to have his
jersey retired. Auriemma has won five
national championships, made eight
Final Four appearances and led two
teams to undefeated seasons since
taking over at Connecticut in 1995.
The induction ceremony will be held
Sept. 9 in Springfield. Mass.
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Brody Taylor saved the series for the Bucs Sunday afternoon, pitching a complete game shutout en .oute to ECU's only win against Houston, 3-0.
ECU takes game three
from Houston
Had it not been for Brody
Taylor, the Pirates would have
been looking at a 1-5 start in
Conference USA play. After drop-
ping the first two games of the
weekend series to Houston, the
southpaw single-handedly made
sure the Diamond Bucs would not
leave game three empty-handed,
as he delivered his best perfor-
mance as a Pirate; a five hit, 3-0
shutout of the Cougars.
The senior lefty walked just
two Houston batters while strik-
ing out six.
The crowd of 2,630 showed
their tremendous appreciation
of Taylor's performance, honor-
ing him with a standing ovation
as he took the mound in the
Taylor's curtain call took
place on the mound, as he struck
out the side to end the game, thus
fueling another frenzy amongst
the fans.
"We felt like someone had
to step up and give us a shot in
the arm and we didn't care who
it was said Head Coach Billy
"It was just a super job by our
guys. We just needed to come
back out and get on the winning
side of it. What a great way to
do it
Even though the Pirates con-
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ECU Softball falls In series to Marshall
Inconsistencies continue
to plague Lady Pirates.
The momentum on the ECU
Softball team was riding high as
they went into last weekend to
host Marshall. The Lady Pirates
have just come off of a win over
No. 6 Cal the weekend before
and had built up their confi-
dence for their third conference
series of the year. With Marshall
being one of the top teams in
the Conference USA standings,
ECU needed to make sure they
brought their best game against
their opponents.
Junior pitcher Keli Harrell
was spectacular in the first game
against Marshall. She gave
up only two hits and one run
through seven innings. Harrell
also finished the games with 5
eight strikeouts, enough to move s
her into second place on C-USA's
career strikeouts list with 664.
On offense freshman Vanessa 5
Moreno reached home after a 8
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(KRT) Herb Sendek was a
man who wanted to get out.
That was good, because a large
segment of North Carolina State's
fans wanted him out. So Sendek's
decision to leave Raleigh for Ari-
zona State a Pac-10 school whose
basketball program has more
problems than the Wolfpack's
won't cause much wailing.
What's next for N.C.State?
Athletics director Lee Fowler
has to contact Texas coach Rick
Barnes about the job, but Barnes
won't take it. Memphis coach
John Calipari may be a target.
Calipari is too slick for me, but he
might play well in Raleigh given
Chuck Amato's success with the
red faithful.
Let's assume it gets beyond
those two. My dark horse candi-
date is Wichita State coach Mark
Turgeon, who has done a very
good job in a very tough place.
Maybe Miami's Frank Haith.
Maybe a coach with an N.C. State
connection like Monte Towe or
Dereck Whittenburg, although
I'd put them further down the
You can guarantee the new
coach will be different in two
ways: He will be more personally
flamboyant, and he won't run a
slowdown offense that grinds to
a halt whenever the 3-pointers
don't fall.
Sendek left so quickly there
was no chance for any all-night
"Please Stay, Herb" vigils, but
none would have occurred
anyway. This isn't Roy Williams
leaving Kansas.
I remember a sign one fan
held up during North Carolina's
trip to Raleigh to play N.C.State
in February, mostly because it
was so unusual to-see a banner
"Welcome to the Herb
Garden the sign read. The fan
put it away in the second half,
as North Carolina stomped the
Wolfpack by 24.
Sendek looked like a Herb and
sounded too much like a profes-
sor who knew he was smarter
than you and wouldn't deign
to explain. His teams often fell
apart when they played Duke
or North Carolina. Sendek won
bunches of C-level games and a
good many B-level ones, but you
could count the A-plus wins he
had on one hand.
Still, he was a whole lot better
than Les Robinson, who pre-
ceded Sendek. He made N.C.State
respectable again. He made the
NCAA tournament the past five
And now he's gone, to a
school where college basket-
ball is an afterthought. Arizona
State plays in Wells Fargo Arena
(capacity 14,198), but the Sun
Devils averaged only 6,731 fans
last season. In other words, 53
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(KRT) Babe Ruth casts one
mean curse, doesn't he?
If you thought the Curse of
the Bambino was broken when
the Boston Red Sox won the
World Series in 2004, think
again. The curse is still in exis-
tence. Just look at Barry Bonds.
This baseball season already
is a mess for Bonds and the first
pitch hasn't even be thrown. He
is at the epicenter of an investiga-
tion by baseball. He is the subject
of national scorn. He is a punch
line for late-night comics.
This is the second time in
history that someone will try to
pass Ruth's spot in history. Will
try to hit 715 home runs, one
more than the Babe.
And both attempts to break
Ruth's record have been miser-
able, controversial experiences.
Henry Aaron's journey 32
years ago was painful. What
should have been a proud, his-
toric moment was almost over-
whelmed by hatred, bigotry and
fear. Aaron received box loads of
hate mail and death threats. He
didn't know if he would survive
the record-breaking moment. He
didn't even receive strong sup-
port in his home ballpark.
It's different for Bonds, of
course. Though the charge of
racism has been on the periphery
of this story, the controversy sur-
rounding the Giants left fielder
isn't a result of the color of his
skin, but what he has put on or
beneath his skin. He has become
the poster boy for steroids, not
because he's African-American
and not because he's the only
user, but because his alleged
cheating has pushed him and
only him into baseball's strato-
Right up there with Ruth
and Aaron.
His achievement, assuming
he does pass Ruth sometime
in the next month, will be
viewed as a sad, false milestone
that will stand if it stands
at all as a testament to the
bloated, cheating steroids era.
Bonds 6c Steroids is now a part
of our national culture. A swol-
len Bonds caricature graces the
cover of the New Yorker. Bonds
is making regular appearances in
David Letterman's top 10.
Bonds has always coveted
more recognition. Now he's get-
ting it.
After Aaron passed Ruth on
that rainy night of April 8, 1974,
he stepped to a microphone and
said, "Thank God that's over
Bonds probably won't be able to
utter the same words. Because it
won't be over. Not with a pend-
ing baseball investigation. Not as
long as he stays in the game.
The investigation announced
by Commissioner Bud "Oh, Am I
Late?" Selig was discomfiting on
several levels.
Selig specifically mentioned
the book by two San Francisco
Chronicle reporters, "Game of
Shadows as the impetus for the
investigation. Did he not look
at any newspapers over the past
three years as the Balco investiga-
tion was unfolding? Didn't one
of his minions ever say, "Hey,
boss, put down Garfield' for a
minute and read this story about
your sport"?
The investigating committee
is rife with conflicts of interest.
George Mitchell, its leader, is a
director with the Red Sox a team
that, I suppose, has stayed clean
of steroids despite those eye-pop-
ping batting averages. Mitchell
is also chairman of the board at
the Walt Disney Co which owns
ESPN, which has a broadcast con-
tract with Major League Baseball
and runs a reality show about
Bonds. Disney profits when rat-
ings for baseball games are good
and fans are happy.
Of course, none of this is
likely to bother Selig, who had
no problem acting as the com-
missioner of baseball while also
owning the Milwaukee Brewers.
He never met a conflict of inter-
est he didn't embrace.
Will the investigation exam-
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fielder's choice to put the Lady
Pirates up 1-0. Moreno reached
first on a walk, stole second, and
was then sacrificed over to third
on a bunt.
ECU remained one up, until
the top of the seventh inning
when Marshall was able to score
off of two errors committed by
the Lady Pirates. In the bottom
of the same frame senior Ashley
Quick hit an RBI single into right
field to score teammate Sarah
Bibee and clinch the game for
ECU, 2-1.
In the second game of the
day the Lady Pirates could not get
much going offensively as they
were shutout by Marshall 2-0.
Sophomore Brently Bridgeforth
(3-4) was credited with the loss
after surrendering eight hits and
three walks.
"I was a little disappointed in
how flat we were in the second
game said ECU Head Coach
Tracey Kee.
"I thought that in the first
game out we played with a little
bit more fire, a bit more sense
of urgency. We cannot just
continue to win just one out of
three and expect to end up in the
conference tournament
That has been the story of the
Lady Pirates' season, inconsisten-
cies. After starting the season
with eight straight wins, ECU
dropped five of their next seven.
The Lady Pirates continued to get
back on track winning the next
six of their schedule including a
win over ranked North Carolina,
but instead went 4-10 through
the next set of games.
"We are still trying to figure
out the inconsistencies Kee
"Our kids come out and
when they want to play they
turn it on, and when the level
of competition is way up there,
they tend to rise to the occasion.
This has been our Achilles heel
for this group is just to try and
find the consistency and bring
it every game regardless of who
you're playing
Unfortunately, ECU could
not get back to winning the
following Sunday as they fell in
their final game against Marshall
7-2, The game set the Lady
Pirates record on the season to
24-17 and 2-7 in conference
ECU returns to action today
in a doubleheader at Campbell.
The Lady Pirates will then return
home to take on in-state rival
UNC-Wilmington in two games
tomorrow starting at 4 p.m.
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tinued to struggle at the plate,
they didn't need much in the
form of offense in game three
to win.
ECU got on the board in the
third after Dale MoUenhauer
scored on a wild pitch from
Cougar starter Luis Flores. Adam
Witter gave the Pirates a 2-0 lead
when he singled to right, scoring
Jake Smith, who singled earlier in
the inning.
The combination of Witter
and Smith struck again in the
seventh, as Witter doubled home
Smith for a 3-0 lead.
That was more than enough
for Taylor, who retired 16 of the
final 17 batters he faced.
Taylor, after losing the first
decision of his college career last
weekend at No. 2 Rice, improved
to 4-1 with the shutout. His ERA
is now a staggering 1.6S.
Offensively the Pirates were
led at the plate by Witter who had
two hits while Jamie Ray extended
his hit streak to 10 games, the
longest of any Buc in 2006. In all,
eight Pirates collected hits.
ECU moved to 18-12 overall
and 2-4 in C-USA play. After get-
ting swept this past weekend by
Rice, No. 11 Tulane now shares
the same 2-4 conference record
with the Pirates.
The two will meet in a very
important C-USA series in the
last weekend of April.
In game two, before the
Pirates or the 3,000 fans in atten-
dance could blink, Houston had
launched three homeruns and
ran out to a 7-0 lead in the first
two innings, and then cruised to
a 13-4 victory.
Pirate starter Dustin Sasser
had his worst outing of the season,
pitching just an inning and a
third before giving way to fresh-
man Josh Dowdy. Sasser gave up
six earned runs, including two
first inning homers. He walked
two and struck out one. One of
the round trippers he surrendered
was to two-way player Brad Lin-
coln, who is widely regarded as
one of the nation's top starting
pitchers. He stifled the Pirate bats
in game one for eight innings in
a 4-3 win, then helped his team
at the plate with a homer in the
first inning of game two, giving
his squad a 3-0 lead.
Sasser dropped to 4-4 on the
Every starter in the Pirate
lineup recorded at least one hit
except for Jake Smith and ECU
out hit the Cougars 14 to 13, but
Houston came up with the timely
hits, and the long ball. In all, the
UH had four homeruns.
"It's the same story, leaving
too many guys on base said
"Hitting is one of the hardest
things to do in all of sports.
"Right now we're getting hits
when they don't count. We've
got to get them when they do
Dale MoUenhauer recorded
four hits on the day, including
his second homer of the season.
He also scored two runs.
Jay Mattox and Drew Schieber
added two hits each.
As a team, ECU'S only player
batting .300 or better is Smith,
and he's barely above that mark
at .301. If the Pirates don't start
putting up more offense, they
could be on the outside looking
in for the first time in eight years
come NCAA tournament time.
"I don't have a whole lot of
words of wisdom for us said
"We've just got to get out of
this funk we're in. I don't have a
whole lot of answers right now
The aforementioned Lincoln
started the offensive pain for the
Pirates in game one, pitching
eight brilliant innings to lead
his Cougars to a 4-3 win. Lin-
coln gave up just one unearned
run and struck out twelve while
walking two.
ECU jumped out to a 1-0 lead
in the third with Smith scored
Schieber on a sacrifice fly to right.
The run was unearned however,
because Schieber reached base
earlier in the inning on a throw-
ing error by catcher Luis Flores
on a strikeout.
Lincoln helped his own cause
in the fourth with an RBI single
off of Pirate starter T.J. Hose to
drive in Kingsbury to knot the
game at one all.
Houston scored runs in
the seventh, eighth and ninth
innings to take a 4-1 lead.
The Pirates mounted one last
rally in the ninth when freshman
Brandon Henderson delivered a
two-out, two RBI single with the
bases juiced to bring ECU within a
run. After MoUenhauer walked to
re-load the bases, Smith filed out
to end the threat and the game.
Hose was the hard-luck loser
in this game, as he pitched a
season high 7.1 innings. He gave
up six hits and three runs, two
earned, with three walks and
three strikeouts. Hose is now 3-2
on the season.
The Pirates return to action
on Tuesday when they play host
to North Carolina A&T. ECU
then travels to Orlando, Fla. this
weekend to take on the Golden
Knights of the University of
Central Florida in a three game
C-USA series.
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percent of the seats were vacant.
It's an NBA area the Phoenix
Suns play nearby and are far more
More bad news: Arizona State
has been to three NCAA tourna-
ments in the past 25 years. Three!
In the mid-1990s, Arizona State
suffered through a point-shaving
scandal. The Sun Devils went 5-
13 in the Pac-10 last season.
UCLA might win the national
championship tonight. Lute
Olson has another class of blue-
chippers about to enroll at Ari-
zona. Arizona Republic newspa-
per columnist Dan Bickley wrote
recently that, for the new Arizona
State coach, "Third place is all
that's available in the Pac-10 for
the next five years or so
So Sendek will find a sun-
kissed place that is prettier but
more daunting than the one he
left. At least N.C.State fans are
passionate. At Arizona State, they
just don't care.
The new Wolfpack coach
must harness that passion. In
some ways, this is a dream job
the ACC, the basketball-soaked
tradition, a lot of decent players
still around.
In some ways, it's a night-
mare unrealistic expectations,
the ghost of Jim Valvano, the
fact that Mike Krzyzewski and
Williams are so close by and so
darn good.
It was time for a change.
Sendek and State had turned into
a bitter brew.
So the next State coach will
have an "I'm-not-Herb" honey-
moon of two seasons. After that,
he better figure out a way to beat
Coach K or Williams, or the fans
will get sick of him, too.
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ine the inherent conflicts of
interest in this story? Will it
probe how the owners, the union
and the commissioner looked the
other way while players and their
statistics blew up to grotesquely
out-of-proportion sizes?
Meanwhile, Bonds, unlike
Aaron, will have plenty of sup-
port in his home ballpark. People
will cheer him. They will scold
the media for not doing their job
the past decade (forgetting that
we don't have subpoena power
and that this story unfolded not
because of fabulous investigative
journalism but as the direct result
of a government investigation).
They will applaud Bonds for
his unbelievable ability to focus
on the task at hand and not
be distracted by the bad news
(ignoring that such a trait is also
the sign of a sociopath, and no
one was applauding Scott Peter-
son or O.J. Simpson for their abil-
ity to compartmentalize).
Seventy-one seasons ago, in a
game in Pittsburgh, Babe Ruth hit
three home runs. He tipped his
cap to the fans as he rounded the
bases. They were the last homers
of his career, setting a barrier that
has been neither easy nor satisfy-
ing to break.
"I didn't feel a wild sense of
joy Aaron wrote in his autobi-
ography, "I Had a Hammer "I
didn't feel like celebrating
Few will feel like celebrating
when Bonds hits No.715. It's
going to be an ugly season. That
is, if the whole thing doesn't get
rained out.
Somewhere, the Babe is prob-
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"60 Minutes" joins the
slackers with Woods
(KRT) If Tiger Woods blows
a five-shot lead to lose the Mas-
ters on Sunday, he'll have some
explaining to do.
He only can hope "60 Min-
utes" does the questioning.
"Tiger, it obviously wasn't your
fault those three shots went into
Rae's Creek Ed Bradley would say.
"Did Vijay Singh cough in your
backswing every time?
"And I love your red shirt
If you saw "60 Minutes" last
week, you'd know that Q&A is
not a stretch. The Greta Garbo
of the Greens consented to a rare
All we learned was, he's the
same old Tiger. But there's appar-
ently a new "60 Minutes It has
joined the world of cross-pro-
moting, butt-kissing journalism
that is re-shaping how we look
at sports figures.
They increasingly are using
their Web sites to buff their
image and dodge real questions.
Is Bobby Knight a coach or a real-
ity TV star?
Coming soon to a TV near
you: The Barry Bonds Show,
directed by Barry Bonds.
You knew it was coming to
this. It's just that you always fig-
ured one show wouldn't give in.
Bradley said he'd been pur-
suing Tiger for nine years. He
finally got him, and it turned
into a Barbara Walters Special.
Woods told Bradley he liked
to "kick butt" in all competitions.
It wasn't exactly news, but it
warranted more than a fawning
"When you're in a tourna-
ment, that's what you're looking
to do?" Bradley said.
"Yes Woods said.
"Kick some butt?"
"But you do it with such a
nice smile
This was "60 Minutes?" Mike
Wallace once asked Ayatollah
Khomeini why Egyptian Presi-
dent Anwar Sadat called him a
lunatic. Bradley couldn't ask Tiger
why he curses after bad shots?
The only nugget we discov-
ered was, Woods was so shy as a
child that he stuttered. That at
least provides some insight into
his personality.
Woods is generally coopera-
tive and courteous in his mass
interviews, as long as the topic
never strays too far from 5-iron
That is his right, of course.
If I lived under the microscope
as he does, I'd be paranoid, too.
But nobody (except the tabloid
bottom-feeders) is after his bank-
account numbers or personal
Golf-related issues are fair
game. Like was it worth the $25
million a year to endure Nike's
problems producing with a driver
he liked?
Does he ever worry about kids
hearing his potty mouth? Or if
his caddie might kill someone
for snapping a picture at the
wrong time?
Those questions were prob-
ably off-limits, as were any shots
in Tiger's house or on his yacht.
The fact "60 Minutes" agreed to
such restrictions shows how far
it has sunk.
Was it just a coincidence,
or was the piece held a week
to coincide more closely with
the Masters? Talk about news
sportsentertainment cross-pol-
Edward R. Murrow, meet
Chris Berman.
ESPN is reinventing sports
coverage by the minute. "Bonds
on Bonds" debuts Tuesday night.
The network is in bed with
America's most controversial
athlete while also purporting to
cover him.
A lot of ESPN personnel
reportedly voiced their displea-
sure at a seminar last week. As
luck would have it, the guest
speaker was "Mr. 60 Minutes"
himself. What was Wallace's
reaction when he heard of the
Bonds show?
"You've got to be kidding
Afraid not. Welcome to new-
age journalism, where increas-
ingly we find out only what the
stars want us to.
"60 Minutes" went so well,
Woods' people might even con-
sent to a reality show on ESPN.
You can see it now.
Tiger on Tiger.
If they need a host, my guess
is that Bradley will get the call
before Wallace.
Canes welcome Vasicek back
(AP) Josef Vasicek went
home from the morning skate
and tried to take his custom-
ary nap.
But it was no use. He simply
was too excited.
"My nap wasn't as good as
I expected the Carolina Hur-
ricanes' center said. "I'm kind of
anxious to get out there
For the first time since Nov.
11, Vasicek took the ice with
his teammates for the game
against the Washington Cap-
itals on Monday night. He
missed 59 games with a knee
injury, and coach Peter Lavio-
lette planned to ease him back
into the lineup. ,
"We don't expect him to
come in and move mountains
Laviolette said. "We just want
him to get his feet wet, get him
some minutes and work him
back in slowly
Whatever Vasicek can bring
will be much appreciated. The
Hurricanes had lost 244 games
to injuries this season entering
Monday, and that figure was
going to increase with at least
Erik Cole missing his 15th game
since fracturing a vertebra in
his neck. Center Doug Weight,
defenseman Niclas Wallin and
left wing Andrew Ladd all were
questionable with various ail-
Despite playing short-
handed so often, Carolina
clinched the Southeast Division
with nine games left, and the
main goal now is to get ready for
the playoffs. The 6-foot-4, 210-
pound Vasicek figures to be a big
part of any success there.
"We don't really have
another player like him, a for-
ward who's a big guy, strong
like that defenseman Mike
Commodore said. "I think it's a
big boost for us
Vasicek knows better than
anyone that he needs time to
get back into a playing rhythm,
even though he's been practic-
ing for nearly a month. He still
has some pain in his knee,
which likely will be with him
for a while.
None of that matters at this
point. Vasicek is back playing.
"It has been a long time he
said. "I'm just really anxious to
get out there
In the season before the
lockout, Vasicek was Carolina's
leading scorer with 19 goals and
26 assists in 82 games. He played
with Slavia Praha of the Czech
Republic Extraleague while the
NHL was on hiatus and had 20
goals and 23 assists.
Again, he was the leading
"We have a lot of different
kind of guys in the locker room,
but not a lot of guys who are 6-
4 and as tough to move as Joe
Laviolette said. "He's a big guy
who really protects that puck,
and he's tough to get off of it.
He's a skill player, so he should
be a good addition
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