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THE EAST CAROLINIAN
Volume 81 Number 65
April 11, 2006
Black Student Union Third annual
swears in new officers Memorial
Lecture honors Carolyn
The 2006-2007 officers are (left to right): Jennifer Nnamani, Jamarra House, Makita Simmons, Patrick Dixon and Tamika Becton.
Fresh leaders with a lot
ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR
The Black Student Union held
its eighth annual officer inaugu-
ration in the Bate building on
Wednesday, April 5.
Senior and former president
of BSU, Regina Twine, announced
and swore in the new leaders.
Past BSU officers include
ECU'S first black Student Gov-
ernment Association president
and vice president, Gamma Beta
Phi president, National Society of
Collegiate Scholars president, the
president of Student Government
Senate and two Harvard Univer-
sity doctoral candidates.
The new executive board that
was sworn in consisted of Presi-
dent Patrick Dixon, Vice Presi-
dent Makita Simmons, Secretary
Jennifer Nnamani, Treasurer
Tamika Becton and Parliamentar-
ian Jamarra House.
New president Patrick Dixon
spoke of behalf of the entire
BSU to thank past presidents for
the great work they have done.
He also took time to thank his
brother, Nick Dixon, who is a
former BSU president himself, for
his inspiration and hard work he
has put into BSU.
Dixon continued with the
ceremony where he presented
numerous awards to students
who participate in the Black
Student Union. Award recipients
include, but are not limited to,
Nakita Robinson and Tamika
Walker, who both were honored
as Most Dedicated members,
and Parliamentarian Jamarra
House who was given the Most
The evening closed with a
reception of pizza and bever-
This year alone, the BSU has
been involved in AIDS awareness,
a benefit fashion show, a Martin
Luther King Jr. march and they
also co-sponsored a Katrina "Step
Towards Relief" show.
The newly inaugurated exec-
utive board has a lot of potential
and great leadership. ECU can
expect ongoing success from
the Black Student Union in the
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Last Tuesday afternoon the
College of Human Ecology held
the third annual Carolyn Freeze
Baynes Memorial Lecture on
Social Justice in the Rivers Build-
ing with this year's theme being
"Contemporary Human Rights,
Challenges and Promises The
lecture was presented by Elisa-
beth Reichert, Ph.D of the
University of Southern Illinois
Human Rights Resource Center.
Dr. Reichert, who has writ-
ten a book on the topic entitled,
Social Work and Human Rights: A
Foundation for Policy and Practice,
underlined the basic principles
of global human rights. She
discussed the history of human
rights and the development of
the movement while she spoke of
the importance of understanding
through a governmental per-
spective as well as an individual
perspective. Dr. Reichert went on
to discuss the moral perspectives
involved and how they differ
internationally. She examined
the Universal Declaration of
Human Rights and analyzed the
many clauses, also emphasiz-
ing that the declaration is not
legally binding. She interpreted
the three generations of Human
Rights, dividing them histori-
cally, socially and economically,
and stating the third generation
as an obligation of wealthier
countries to support those less
Dr. Reichert emphasized the
importance of analyzing the
differences among cultures and
stated that while there certainly
are basic universal human rights,
it is essential to view human
rights from a moral perspective
and take notice of the challenges
posed by varying cultures.
She ended her presentation
underlying the basic theme of the
lecture explaining that in order
to achieve future success through
human rights, it is crucial that
all individuals cooperate on the
same level. She stated that human
rights do not promise equality
for everyone, but they promise
rights of the basic standards of
The annual lecture is made
possible by the Carolyn Freeze
Baynes Institute for Social Jus-
tice, which was established in
see LECTURE page A8
Illegal immigrants: good
or bad for the economy?
conflicted view of
There are approximately 12
million illegal immigrants living
in the United States, and 60 per-
cent of them are unemployed.
Most employed illegal immi-
grants do jobs that almost no
one else wants according to 67
percent of Americans. Most of the
jobs are in construction, hospital-
ity, manufacturing and cleaning.
The positive points about
migrant workers are that they
work for less then American
workers, thereby bringing down
prices of goods. But by working
for less money, they bring down
the wages for many of these
jobs and the excess of unskilled
workers makes it much harder for
male U.S. citizens without a high
school education to find jobs of
Additionally, migrant workers
pay in payroll taxes such as FICA
and Medicare, but due to their
illegal status they are unable to
reap the benefits of such pro-
grams. Considering the down
slope of Social Security in terms
of people paying into it versus
people drawing off of it, this is
certainly good news.
Also if illegal immigrants
were deported then there would
probably be an interruption in
some services in cleaning, con-
struction and agriculture.
Mark Zandi ofeconomist.com
says, "It would take time for that
to occur and during this period
of adjustment some things might
not get done; maybe some crops
won't be picked or some hotel
rooms won't get cleaned
However those companies
would have to raise wages to get
American workers to take the
jobs if there was not enough of a
response from the applicant pool
of male U.S. citizens without a
high school diploma.
In some cases, companies
might opt to invest in machines
and other automation rather
than hire higherpaid workers.
But, immigrants spend money
in this country and the increased
labor pool is seen as an economic
positive to some with Andrew
Bernard of the Dartmouth School
of Business saying, "We can make
more stuff and that can add to
overall economic activity
There are negatives asso-
ciated with migrant workers
though. The strain placed upon
U.S. schools and social systems
amounts to $12 billion per year
after considering the taxes that
these people pay in. Most of the
social cost of illegal immigrants
stems from their children, many
of whom are born in the United
States and are thereby U.S. citi-
zens. Migrant workers who repro-
duce rapidly in the United Slates
seriously strain Medicaid and
food-assistance programs. This
extra expense raises taxes for
So the question becomes, "Is
the economic benefit enough to
offset the extra taxes consumers
Many in Congress are divided
and the complex issue has come
to light in California where
protests were recently held in
response to tougher guidelines
regulating the traffic across the
border from Mexico. A House-
passed piece of legislation takes
a tough stance, including provi-
sions making illegal immigrants'
presence in this country a felony.
The Senate would like to make it
possible for illegal immigrants to
obtain permanent citizen status.
The American public is just
as divided as the Senate with 51
percent saying they feel Illegal
immigrants are a positive and 42
percent saying they feel they are
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Foods, beverages and fun were served up Saturday at the International Festival on the town commons.
Celebrating cultural diversity
Genty is new attorney general
Having a global mindset
People from many differ-
ent cultural backgrounds came
together to celebrate Greenville's
annual International Festival
Saturday, April 8 at the town
commons on First Street.
At the Festival, there was an
assortment of food and beverages
from the different nations that
were represented. There were also
beautiful displays of art and crafts
at the festival. People were able to
watch authentic dances and hear
native music from some of the
nations represented at the festival.
The Jamestown Pipes and
Drums wowed the crowed by
playing the song, "Amazing
Grace" with bagpipes.
"This is a unique chance
for us to hang out here, and
to see all the other cultures
around here in Greenville
said Samir Dumpor, who rep-
Dumpor also said that this
festival gives him chance to show
others what his culture is all
about. Dumpor sold traditional
Bosnian food at the festival for
the purpose of helping those
less fortunate. Dumpor said he
is going to take all the proceeds
from the food that he sold at the
festival to help the children back
in is native land who have lost
both parents in the most recent
Nicholas Wilson, who repre-
sented the nation of Japan, said
that the festival is important
because people can see all sorts of
different cultures, which, in turn,
exposes them to new and diverse
cultural images and ideas.
"When people live in a small
town all their life, they don't
really realize the great things
that the rest of the world has to
offer, so this is a chance to give
them a glimpse of what they are
missing said Wilson.
There were also Hispanic and
African students at the festival
who wanted to inform others
see CULTURE page A8
SGA looks to bring back
alumni e-mail system
The Student Government
Associations General Assembly
convened Monday evening at
5 p.m. to discuss a number of j
business issues ranging from 55
the election of a new Attor-15
ney General to the installation g
of an alumni e-mail system, f
Outgoing SGA Attorney Gen-
eral, Brian Mitchell, took the
podium and announced his
approval of his possible successor
Nick Genty, a current ECU gradu-
ate student. Genty was praised
for his work done as the current
secondary Attorney General.
Passage of approval by
the general assembly was ini-
Senate leaders reach agreement
on new immigration bill
Regina Twine speaks at the SGA Monday afternoon about the
possibility bringing back e-mail addresses for the alumni of ECU.
tiated later in the meeting
with a unanimous decision to
select Genty for the position.
Genty will be sworn in at
the upcoming SGA banquet.
Also passed at the meeting
was the 'blanket' approval of the
incoming judicial board members
to serve next fall. These students
see SGA page A3
(KRT) In a major break-
through, Democratic and
Republican leaders in the Senate
embraced a compromise immi-
gration bill Thursday, fueling
prospects for likely Senate pas-
sage of a plan that would put
most illegal immigrants on track
to permanent legal status.
Senate passage would put the
bill on a collision course with
a tough border-enforcement bill
that the House of Representa-
tives passed in December. It
wouldn't give illegal
immigrants legal status.
Thursday's compromise broke
a Senate stalemate and revitalized
President Bush's call for a compre-
hensive overhaul of the nation's
immigration laws. Nevertheless,
a group of Senate Republicans
and House conservatives wasted
little time in attacking it.
A House-Senate negotiating
committee will craft the legisla-
tion's final terms, but some law-
makers and outside groups who
have a stake in the immigration
debate said the differences might
be insurmountable. Compromise
on such an emotional and con-
troversial issue may prove impos-
sible for many lawmakers who
face re-election in November.
"I do not believe a plan of this
nature can pass the House said
Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo the
leader of a conservative coalition
that opposes legalizing undocu-
mented aliens. "It's miserable
Senate supporters of the com-
promise said Bush backed basic
elements of the plan and would
try to push it through Congress.
In a statement after the agree-
ment was announced, the presi-
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TUESDAY April 11,2006
The Time of Your Life
Tuesday, April 11 at 8 p.m. in
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 are: General Public $12;
Senior Citizens and current ECU
FacultyStaff $10 and YouthCurrent
ECU Student $8 in advance, $12 at
the door. Ticket required.
For more information, contact 328-
Simon Deng speaks
Monday, April 17 from 7 - 8:30 p.m.
in Hendrix Theater
Simon Deng, former child slave in
the Sudan, will speak in Hendrix
Theatre at ECU. Deng was forced
into slavery at the age of nine and
escaped at age 11. He now speaks
around the world against slavery
and the genocide in the Sudan.
The purpose of this event is to raise
awareness about the continued
practice of slavery in the world
and about the ongoing crisis in the
Sudan. This event is free of charge
and is open to all.
Fore more information, contact Colin
and staff potluck
Wednesday, April 26 from 6 - 8:30
p.m. at the Willis Building, First and
Reade Streets, ECU
The Office of International Affairs
is sponsoring a potluck dinner for
international faculty and staff
Contact email@example.com for
"Guys and Dolls"
Tuesday, June 27 through Saturday,
July 1,8:00 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday
and 2 p.m. Saturday .
In McGinnis Theater
Set in Damon Runyon's mythical
New York City, this oddball romantic
comedy introduces us to a cast of
vivid characters who have become
legends in the canon. Sarah Brown,
the upright "mission doll out to
reform evildoers; Sky Masterson,
the high-rolling gambler who woos
her on a bet and ends up falling
in love. Adelaide, the chronically ill
nightclub performer whose been
engaged to the same man for
14 years, and Nathan Detroit, her
devoted fiance, desperate to find a
spot for his infamous floating crap
game. Everything works out in the
end, thanks to the machinations
of Abe Burrows and Jo Swelling's
hilarious, fast-paced book and
Frank Loesser's bright, brassy,
immortal score, which takes us from
the heart of Times Square to the
cafes of Havana, Cuba and into the
sewers of New York City. Funny and
romantic, Guys And Dolls are ideal
for all audiences.
Tickets are required and are $20-
Contact 328-6829 or 1-800-ECU-
ARTS for additional information.
Tuesday, July 11 through Saturday,
July 15 at 8 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday
and 2 p.m. Saturday
In Mcglnnis Theater.
Try to remember a time when this
romantic charmer wasn't enchanting
audiences. The Fantasticks is the
longest-running musical in the
world, and with good reason. At the
heart of its breathtaking poetry and
subtle theatrical sophistication is a
purity and simplicity that transcends
cultural barriers. The result is a
timeless fable of love that manages
to be nostalgic and universal at
the same time. With its minimal
costumes, small band and virtually
non-existent set, The Fantasticks is
an intimate show which engages
the audience's imagination and
showcases a strong ensemble
cast. It's moving tale of young
lovers who become disillusioned,
only to discover a more mature,
meaningful love is punctuated
by a bountiful series of catchy,
memorable songs, many of which
have become standards.
Tickets are required and are $20-
Contact 328-6829 or t-800-ECU-
ARTS for additional information.
N.C. conservatives say stronger
Identity needed here
DURHAM. N.C. (AP) North Carolina
conservatives say it's time to reclaim
the most Democrat-friendly state In
Voters for years have favored
Republicans in presidential and
U.S. Senate races here. But it's
been nearly a generation since a
Republican occupied the governor's
mansion. That was former Gov. Jim
Martin, elected in 1988.
The GOP has not fully controlled the
state legislature for a century.
"It is a travesty that North Carolina
is controlled by the Democrats
said U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-
N.C on Saturday, the second
day of tho N.C. Conservative
The first ever event, which organizers
hope to hold annually, was aimed at
finding ways to better appeal to North
Carolina voters and halt the blue tide
in state government.
It featured guest speakers who
called for a crackdown on illegal
immigration, lower taxes and less
state spending. They also called for
a law making English the official state
language, a constitutional ban on
same-sex marriage, and the end of
taxpayer-funded incentives used to
Jack Hawke, a former state GOP
chairman who now leads the
Civitas Institute, a Raleigh-based
conservative group that organized the
conference, said the state Republican
Party lacks a strong identity. That,
he argues, has made it difficult
for the many Republicans from
other states that are moving into
There has been a void in leadership
in the conservative movement in
North Carolina, especially since
Sen. Helms retired said former
Raleigh Mayor Tom Fetzer. "We need
a new generation of conservative
leaders to come forward and accept
Residents return home after
wildfire forces evacuations
SPIVEY'S CORNER, N.C. (AP)
Residents evacuated from more
than 50 homes were allowed to return
Saturday after a firefighters contained
a wildfire that burned on about 200
acres in northern Sampson County,
Officials said the fire near the Sandy
Ridge Country Club had threatened
the homes and placed occupants in
immediate danger. A day care center
was also evacuated.
Firefighters had the blaze 100 percent
contained by late afternoon Saturday,
said Jamie Krftzer, a spokesman for
the N.C. Division of Forest Resources.
No injuries were reported and no
structures were lost, officials said.
Kritzer said crews were still on
the scene Saturday evening,
checking hot spots in the interior of
the burned area.
The fire was started Monday by a
local resident burning bi'ish, Kritzer
said. The fire had been contained,
but firefighters were checking on it
because of the prevailing windy and
dry conditions, he said, and the fire
again became a problem on Friday.
About 175 firefighters along with
a forestry airplane and helicopter
were involved in fighting the blaze,
Kritzer said the rain that parts
of the state received Saturday
wouldn't make much difference to
the wildfire threat.
"Quite frankly I wish we'd had a lot
more. This could prove to be a bad
fire day on Sunday he said. "We're
just really urging people to hold off
on burning at this time
On Wednesday, three fires spread
across woods in Cumberland and
Sampson counties, while two dozen
brush fires were scattered across
western North Carolina.
Survivors pick the pieces after
Tennessee storms that killed 12
GALLATIN,Tenn.(AP) Diesel smoke
filled the air as work crews used
heavy equipment to clear paths
through tornado-strewn debris and
victims rummaged for mementos in
the remains of their neighborhoods.
Clumps of yellow insulation hung
from trees like Spanish moss, and
the sound of helicopters, chain
saws and trucks created a loud,
Among those searching for
keepsakes in the rubble Saturday,
Jenny Tuck carried a cedar chest and
a photograph. "I found an old picture
of my mother she said, holding up
the dirty silver frame.
"After the tornadoes in west Tennessee,
I said, 'Lord help us if it comes through
a more densely populated area Gov.
Phil Bredesen said. "And then it did
a week later
Sumner County emergency officials
implemented a curfew 'or the areas
hardest hit areas and National Guard
soldiers were brought in to patrol.
The worst damage appeared to be in
Gallatin and other suburbs northeast
"You could hear people yelling and
screaming outside and the debris
hitting the walls said Hurt, who said
one of his coworkers was killed.
Nashville Electrical Service reported
hundreds of electrical lines down and
power outages affecting up to 16,000
customers, mostly in Goodlettsville.
About 1,000 customers remained
blacked out, and it could take a week
to restore all service, the utility said.
Another line of severe thunderstorms
rolled through Alabama and Georgia
late Friday and early Saturday,
damaging homes and businesses
in Atlanta suburbs.
Two people in Alabama were injured
by falling trees, but no deaths were
reported. Storms also pounded
southern West Virginia, blacking
out more than 16,000 customers,
Candidates for New Orleans
mayor seek support from
HOUSTON (AP) Seven candidates
vying to be the next mayor of New
Orleans sought support from
displaced voters Saturday, two weeks
before the election to decide who
will guide the city through its long
recovery from Hurricane Katrina.
The candidates fielded questions
about rebuilding In a forum from
New Orleans that was broadcast
to evacuees in Houston, Dallas,
San Antonio and Austin, as well as
Shreveport, La and Baton Rouge,
Mayor Ray Nagin, who is seeking a
second term, reminded the audience
that the April 22 primary comes just
weeks before the start of the next
"Do you want experienced leadership
that is tried and tested? Or do you
want to experiment at this important
time in our city's history?" he asked,
drawing applause and cheers in
Houston, where about 100 evacuees
watched from an auditorium at Texas
Evacuees pushed the candidates for
answers to questions about restoring
basic services, such as electricity
and trash pickup.
"I cannot lie to you and tell you
every single service in every single
neighborhood is going to come
back immediately said candidate
Ron Forman, an executive credited
with turning New Orleans' zoo into a
Other candidates agreed.
"If I said yes, it would be an empty
promise said the Rev. Tom Watson,
a politically influential ministerwho is
also running for mayor.
If no candidate gets a majority of the
votes in the nonpartisan primary, the
top two finishers will compete in a
May 20 runoff election.
Thomas Wells, who evacuated to
Houston after the storm but returned
to New Orleans for the forum, said he
was frustrated with the city's appeals
for residents to come home.
"I am very angry with the statement,
'Come back home To what?" he
asked, complaining his wife has
to get dressed each morning out
of the trunk of the family's car. "We
are a family with dignity, and that is
Defying curfew, thousands
protest against king In Nepal
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) Thousands
of emboldened protesters defied
curfews in Nepal on Sunday, clashing
with police on the fourth day of
increasingly violent demonstrations
to demand a return to democracy in
The protests came despite the
royal government's threat to shoot
anyone breaking the curfew, imposed
Saturday amid a general strike to
pressure King Gyanendra to give up
absolute rule. At least two protesters
have been killed in clashes.
Police fired tear gas at stone-
throwing youths in Nepal's capital
Sunday, where at least 1,000 people
assembled in one neighborhood,
said a witness who declined to be
named for fear of police reprisal.
Police also fired rubber bullets, Private
KantipurTelevision reported, showing
footage that included at least one
At the time, he said the move was
needed to bring order to a chaotic
and corrupt political scene and to
end a communist insurgency that
has killed nearly 13,000 people in the
Many Nepalis at first welcomed the
king's move. But the insurgency since
has worsened and the economy has
faltered, fueling the discontent that
has been on display in recent days as
thousands of workers, professionals
and business people have for the
first time joined students and political
activists at protests.
Apart from Saturday's shootings,
the government has arrested more
than 800 people since Wednesday.
Police were seen Saturday detaining
another 20 rights activists for defying
For the first time, the parties' protest
has the backing of the communist
rebels, with whom they formed a
loose alliance in December.
Roadside bombs hit central
Iraq, U.S. troops kill suspected
Insurgents on anniversary of fall
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Five roadside
bombs killed at least three people
in Iraq on Sunday, the three year
anniversary of the Baghdad's fall to
U.S. forces. Iraq police and soldiers
bolstered security in the capital to
prevent attacks on "Freedom Day
The holiday marks the April 9,2003
event in which a huge crowd of Iraqis
cheered as U.S. Marines hauled down
the statue of Saddam Hussein on
Firdous Square, marking the collapse
of his regime.
Most Iraqis welcomed the end of
Saddam's regime, but the insurgency,
militias, rising sectarian violence,
electricity shortages and political
vacuum have all sapped much of
the enthusiasm generated by the
collapse of dictatorship.
"Iraqis are pleased and displeased
said Qassim Hassan, a soldier.
"They are pleased because they
got rid of tyranny and dictatorship,
but they are displeased because
they went from bad to worse. The
Iraqi street is seething between
sadness and terrorism
Even U.S. officials acknowledged
the mixed nature of the Iraq war's
"Despite much progress, much
work remains U.S. Ambassador
Zalmay Khalilzad and Gen.
George W. Casey, Jr. said in a joint
statement. "The legitimate security
forces must quell sectarian violence.
Population centers must be secure
to allow Iraq's new institutions
to take root and businesses
to flourish. Finally, the people
must be able to trust their
The "Freedom Day" holiday appeared
to draw little public attention. The
Iraqi Islamic Party, a the biggest Sunni
party, issued a statement rejecting
the day, saying it was "an anniversary
of occupying Iraq, not liberating It
But some Iraqis embraced the
memory of Hussein's statue coming
to the ground.
"This is a dear day, we got rid
of the dictatorship said Fadhil
Abul-Sebah. "It doesn't mark
the fall of Baghdad, it marks the
fall of Saddam and the
regime, because Baghdad will
Media reporting bad
news from Iraq
because that's reality
10th Street cleanup
(KRT) As conditions in
Iraq continue to deteriorate, and
as President Bush's popularity at
home continues to wane, admin-
istration leaders and their conser-
vative followers have been busy
honing a provocative message:
It's the media's fault.
Their argument is that media
coverage of the war, focusing
on bad news while ignoring the
good, is sapping the will of the
American people. Maybe it's
coincidence, but Bush's March
20 complaint "people resuming
their normal lives will never be
as dramatic as the footage of an
IED explosion" is being increas-
ingly echoed by his allies in the
It's not unusual for journalists
to be assailed during wartime,
President John F. Kennedy tried
to get New York Times correspon-
dent David Halberstam e)ected
from Vietnam because of his
downbeat dispatches; Vice Presi-
dent Spiro Agnew later skewered
Vietnam-era reporters as "natter-
ing nabobs of negativism but
the attacks on the Iraq coverage
may set new standards for both
fervor and frequency.
Fox News host Sean Hannity
condemned what he called "a
total and almost complete focus
on all the negative aspects of the
war Bill O'Reilly said "there is
a segment of the media trying to
undermine the policy In Iraq for
their own ideological purposes
Frequent Fox guest Laura Ingra-
ham said that many members
of the media "are invested in
But these attacks are proof
that the war Itself is going badly;
there would be no need to point
fingers if it were going well. And
many nonpartisan observers
dismiss the conservatives' media-
bashing as an attempt to pin
blame to the wrong people, while
exonerating Bush, whose han-
dling of Iraq draws support from
only 35 percent of the citizens, a
record low, according to the new
Associated Press-Ipsos poll.
Michael O'Hanlon, a Brook-
Ings Institution analyst who fol-
lows the reconstruction effort and
opposes U.S. troop withdrawal,
said the other day: "The media
has it about right, and public
opinion has it about right. It's
Bush and Donald Rumsfeld who
won't admit they are not handling
the war effectively, and that it has
gone badly. Vice President (Dick)
Cheney, in particular, is living in
O'Hanlon said the media
were rightfully stressing bad
news, because that's th reality.
His annual charts, which track
Iraqi statistics, tell the tale: Two
months ago, there was less elec-
tricity, less household fuel, and
less oil production than before
Saddam Hussein's ouster. The
number of insurgents has more
than tripled since February 2004;
the number of daily attacks by
insurgents has more than tripled
since then; and there were twice
as many roadside bombs in 2005
as in 2004.
Anthony Cordesman, a
former Pentagon intelligence
expert, now a national security
analyst at the Center for Strate-
gic and International Studies in
Washington, said: "The coverage
Is fairly accurate. If you go look-
ing for the good news during an
ongoing insurgency, in a place
where there are major problems
forming a government, a place
where the economy is in disar-
ray, well, good news may not be
the best indicator of what's really
Orville Schell, dean of the
Graduate School of Journalism
at the University of California,
Berkeley, who covered the Viet-
nam War and recently returned
from a stint in Iraq, put It this
way: "If you're covering the
Chernobyl nuclear meltdown,
would you go spend time cover-
ing a healthy reactor, for 'bal-
ance'? The story In Iraq is the
meltdown. It's a bloody mess. The
story is not a schoolhouse that
just got plumbing
Rich Noyes offered the pro-
Bush argument by phone on
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Even cowgirls pay their dues
(KRT) Big family ranches
are an endangered species.
Some women, though, are
holding on like hardy blue grama
grass in a drought, refusing to
pack it in after the kids have
grown and the men have died.
They pull on their boots, suck
in the loneliness and hurt and
take solace in the rhythm of
"It's not for sissies. Ranch-
ing and farming wasn't near as
romantic a life as people think.
Let's say it developed my charac-
ter said Barbara Gieck, a rancher
for 60 years and last year's Colo-
rado Cattle Woman of the Year.
"We're seeing more women
than in the past involved in
ranching after they are divorced
or widowed says rancher Lucy
Meyring, immediate past presi-
dent Colorado Cattlemen's Asso-
ciation and the first woman to
hold that post. "They stick it out
because they love the life
In that vast prairie east of
Colorado Springs, Colo home is
a country where the ranch houses
are modest, boots aren't fashion
statements, and there's nary a
Ralph Lauren linen set to be
found. Money is better spent on
a new bull, used hay baler, bovine
vaccine or eaten up by high gaso-
line prices and drought damage.
Cattle die sooner out here than
most places because grit sifts into
the native grassland and wears
down their teeth. And the ranch-
ers, too, perish with higher death
rates than most other professions,
from accidents and stress.
But the women say the good
outweighs the bad in boundless
ways, so they sweat, shiver and
endure bodily aches and some-
times financial pains to stay on
the ranch. They hope their work
will be a legacy for their extended
families, who more often than
not have moved to the city.
On long winter nights, Dixie
Boyer busies herself making
memory quilts for her four chil-
dren and five grandchildren.
The flannel comes from her late
husband's work shirts. Eldon
Keith Boyer died two years ago
of a heart attack, and Dixie Boyer
now runs the family's big spread
south of Rush.
After he died, some friends
and family wondered how Boyer
could stay on, but it was never a
question she asked herself.
On a recent morning, the
bespectacled rancher heads into
the pastures. Boyer gets out
among the cattle, pushes a lever
on the feeder on the truck bed
and then drives forward slowly
as the contraption lays down a
rug of cottonseed cakes for the
Suddenly, she stops the truck
and her pleasant windburned
face squints into the sun. "That's
a pretty sight when it's not my
field she says pointing at about
SO pronghorn leisurely eating
the winter triticale, which will
be harvested in May for livestock
feed. She guns her truck and they
She doesn't say how many
cattle she runs on her 1,190 acres.
That's not something you ask
a rancher. It's like asking how
much money they've got in the
Back at her modest house, she
eyes the exterior. "This summer
I've got to get out here and paint.
And we're replanting the wind-
break, with cedar, a lot of the
trees died in the drought
"We" includes son Jason, 32,
who runs a neighbor's ranch.
Boyer hires him to help with the
tough work. Another son, Daniel,
works on a ranch in Kansas, Bryce
is a fireman, and her daughter, Jill
Mekelburg, runs a feedlot with
her husband and in-laws.
The TV is turned to RFD,
an agricultural station, where a
live cattle auction in Texas is In
Boyer said she ached to be a
rancher even as a city girl in Colo-
rado Springs, spending vacations
on a friend's ranch at Parlin. She
graduated from Colorado State
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Friday. He tracks Iraq coverage for
the conservative Media Research
Center in Virginia; last October,
he filed a report that argued that
the media should "balance the
daily dramatic attacks with the
big picture of a country slowly
but surely being restored and
democracy dawning in the heart
of the Middle East
Does he still believe that big
picture is accurate?
"It certainly isn't a smooth,
effortless transition he said.
But there are a lot of hopeful
signs out there. The good guys
don't do things in a huge, dra-
matic way. What we're saying is,
don't remove the bad news, but
supplement it with the overall
context of the good that we're
doing. Because the way the
coverage has been framed, it's
having a demoralizing effect on
The problem, however, is that
journalists on the ground often
can't get to the "good news"
because it's way too dangerous.
Lara Logan, a war corre-
spondent on CBS, made this
point recently. She told CNN
that when she asks U.S. offi-
cials for leads on upbeat stories,
this is what she is told: "Oh,
sorry, we can't take you to that
school project, because if you
put that on TV, they're going
to be attacked, the teachers are
going to be killed, the children
might be victims of attack.
Oh, sorry, we can't show this
reconstruction project because
then that's going to expose
it to sabotage
Logan, who was speaking
from Baghdad, said: "Security
dominates every single thing
that happens in this country.
Reconstruction funds have been
diverted to security So how is
it that security issues should not
then dominate the media cover-
age coming out of here?"
Her point is confirmed by
Robert Callahan, a former press
attache at the U.S. Embassy in
Baghdad. In the latest issue of
American Journalism Review,
he writes: "We stopped taking
reporters to the inaugurations
of many reconstruction projects
because, as we quickly learned
to our dismay, publicity might
invite a terrorist attack. We
concluded that good publicity
simply wasn't worth the cost
in lives and damage, and we
stopped advertising them
It's also true that reconstruc-
tion funds have been diverted
to security, more than 25 per-
cent. Stuart Bowen Jr inspector
general for Iraq reconstruc-
tion, said it himself, in Senate
testimony on Feb. 8, when he
spoke of "continuing challenges"
and "course corrections" for
rebuilding efforts that "became
unstable over time
Cordesman, the national
security expert, routinely moni-
tors these kinds of statements
by U.S. officials. He concluded:
"Their reports track very closely
with the daily news reporting.
In general, they're more negative
than the media
Nctyes, the conservative
watchdog, said: "I sympathize
with how hard it is. I will not
try to minimize the difficulty of
trying to do comprehensive cov-
erage. But there are ways to pro-
vide balance and context with-
out going directly into harm's
way The media, he contended,
need to do some "soul searching"
about their failure to convey "the
big picture" of Bush's democrati-
Unfortunately for Bush's
defenders, some recent attempts
to provide that big picture have
backfired. An American woman
on war duty has been blog-
ging as "Grandma in Iraq" for
a Cincinnati newspaper since
September, telling good-news
stories ("Democracy is win-
ning here"). It turns out that
her stories aren't so spontaneous;
she's a public-relations officer, a
fact that was omitted from her
blog biography. Outed this week
by another blogger, she said,
"I sincerely apologize
More tellingly, California
Republican congressional can-
didate Howard Kaloogian, in
an attempt last month to rebut
the media depiction of a vio-
lent Baghdad, posted on his
Web site a photo of Baghdad
that was snapped during his trip
to the region in 2005. It showed a
peaceful street filled with stroll-
But then some of those pesky
bloggers went to work, and
discovered that it was actually
a street scene in a suburb of
Istanbul. In Turkey. (Kaloogian
later admitted the error but told
being really picky on this stuff.
It's not that big a deal)
The problem with the Bush
Republicans, said Schell, the
journalism dean, "is that, espe-
cially in wartime, they have
almost a Marxist-Leninist view of
how the press should behave. As
a China specialist, I'm familiar
with this notion, that the press
should be the megaphone of the
party in government. Controlled
obedience, no dissent
Does this mean, if democracy
fails to take root, that the media
risk being blamed for having
"lost" Iraq, much as some Ameri-
cans still blame the media for
having "lost" Vietnam?
"Either way, the media will
survive said O'Hanlon.
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were put through a number of
investigatory procedures to insure
their abilities. The office of stu-
dent conflict resolution will look
into the student's GPA, as well
as their good standing status.
Interviews then take place
with each applicant. Each
interview consists of a series
of activities including logic
games, case scenarios, integ-
rity evaluation and meeting
with members of the board.
Sixteen students were chosen
The SGA banquet will be
taking place Wednesday of
next week. Invitations were'
issued to Senate members at
the meeting. Any member who
did not receive their invitation
is encouraged to pick it up.
RSVPs must be received by the
close of business this Thursday.
Jon Massachi, Parking and
Transportation co-chair, thanked
members for their submission of
community service hours for
documentation. He stressed
again to all groups, be it general
or Greek to submit hours to him.
"We are well on our way
to our goal, and I definitely
think that we are going to
pass our goal said Massachi.
Massachi will announce
the number of hours logged at
the SGA banquet next week.
appropriations co-chair, thanked
groups for applying for annual
funding and turning in their
required information on time.
She reminded groups to be sure
to attend their respective inter-
view time either Tuesday or
Wednesday evening in order
to still be eligible for funding.
Business was discussed
regarding the installation of
an alumni e-mail system. The
student welfare committee has
come up with a series of surveys.
The surveys are sample-based,
meaning that not all students
will be receiving these surveys.
This is intended to hopefully
insure more feedback.
The first of three surveys
consists of questions regarding
campus involvement, as well as
issues that SGA needs to address
when it comes to campus security.
The second of these surveys
will be sent to juniors and seniors
regarding alumni e-mail. It poses
questions of whether or not stu-
dents would use an alumni e-mail
system after they have graduated.
The last survey is intended to
figure out how students are using
technology available on campus
as well as the software they use or
what they feel is lacking.
Next weeks SGA meeting
location is to be announced
currently. Students can find out
the new time this week as it's
announced at ecu.edusga.
This writer can be reached at
Bill from page A1
dent acknowledged that there
are "still details to be worked
out" but called on senators to
work hard to pass the bill before
Congress quits work Friday for a
two-week Easter recess.
The agreement would retool
a comprehensive immigration
plan that the Senate Judiciary
Committee passed, which would
have put nearly all illegal immi-
grants who are now in the coun-
try, estimated as at least 12
million, on a path toward per-
manent legal status and eventual
Under the compromise, a
three-tiered system would offer
legal status to what Senate lead-
ers estimate as 7 million to 8 mil-
lion illegal residents who've been
in the United States for five years
or longer. They'd be eligible for
"green cards" authorizing them
to become permanent legal resi-
dents after six years and could
become citizens after 11 years.
All aliens allowed to remain
would be required to pass back-
ground checks, learn English
and pay back taxes and possible
fines. They'd be required to pres-
ent documents such as employee
statements and tax records to
determine how long they'd been
in the country.
More than a dozen key
senators, including Majority
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Minority Leader Harry Reid,
D-Nev embraced the agree-
ment and predicted it would
win Senate passage with a
"We're not there yet, but
hopefully in the next 24 hours
there will be occasion for real
celebration Reid said.
Frist called the compromise a
huge breakthrough that puts the
Senate on track toward passing "a
very important bill
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TUESDAY April 11, 2006
Lacrosse team guilty
Duke University was jointly ranked the 11th best
university in the world by the 2005 Times Higher
Education Supplement. Its admissions stan-
dards are high; according to collegeboard.com,
only 22 percent of applicants are accepted. Of
those, 87 percent graduate in the top 10 percent
of their high school class.
Additionally, the College Foundation of North
Carolina reports that last fall, at least 95 percent
of Duke's incoming freshmen scored above
600 on the both the verbal and math sections
of the SAT I.
Given these admissions standards, Duke
University's student body is undoubtedly made
up of some of the smartest young minds in the
Unfortunately for the university, the community, I WpllllUII UUIUMIIIIOl
the students' families, the alleged rape victim ; Qyf Qr t Q CJjgJg SpeaS at0Ut CamDUS Safety
and everyone else involved in the current ' J
lacrosse team scandal, 47 of them weren't Toldl&nCB will IWdke
smart enough to stay out of trouble. CdlTtDUS SSfer
Forty-seven students, athletically gifted and
intelligent enough to be accepted by Duke, the
recipients of scholarships and NCAA champi-
onship opportunities - you'd think somewhere
along the line they'd have picked up some
common sense. Or some common decency.
Out of 47 students, you'd think one of them
might have realized that hiring female dancers
for a party attended solely by inebriated young
men is a bad idea.
Or that harassing any woman, or any person
for that matter, in any situation - but especially
in a situation where she or he is outnumbered
and vulnerable - is wrong.
Or perhaps the thought would have dawned
on a few of them that taking their little Duke-
engraved silver spoons out of their mouths just
long enough to shout racial slurs is disgusting.
Most importantly, however, one of them might
have realized that he had the power to speak
out and denounce his teammates' actions. That
not getting involved in or feigning ignorance
of misconduct isn't enough; every individual
is responsible for challenging the wrongful
actions of others and facilitating justice.
The DNA samples taken from 46 members of
the lacrosse team may have come back nega-
tive and the case may not even see trial, but in
my book each team member is still guilty.
Each is guilty of lacking common sense and
decency, which ought to be a crime.
Jennifer L Hobbs
Editor in Chief
Do you feel safe at N.C. State
Despite the recent arrests of
a number of students engaged In
felonious activity - 1 feel pretty
safe, at least in a physical safety
sense. But do you feel safe about
being yourself? As a white male
heterosexual, I hold a place of
privilege and power on campus.
So I rarely experience problems
expressing myself - as you well
know from my rants and raves in
the newspaper and on the radio.
But what if I were black? Female?
Or gay? Would my perceptions
and, more importantly, my real-
ity of campus change?
With events unfolding in
Durham In connection with a
possible sexual assault involving
Duke University student-athletes
and also with my involvement in
"The Laramie Project I think
this is a good opportunity to
discuss issues of diversity.
Or, more bluntly, hate.
First, before 1 go any further,
my lawyers instructed me to pro-
vide the following disclaimer.
"If you think talking about
matters of homosexuality, racism,
diversity, etcetera are wrong
stop reading now
Please don't accuse me of
ramming an "agenda" down
the readers' throats. As fellow
opinion columnist Daniel Under-
wood wrote last semester in his
"Community needs strategic
adjustments" column, "The slick-
ness with which homosexuality
is shoved down our throats at
every corner is almost an insult
to our intelligence as college
Thank you for your coopera-
tion. You'll make my crack team
of attorneys so happy. The Stu-
dent Body President (a.k.a. the
Pirate Captain) and I retain the
same group of lawyers.
For background purposes
"The Laramie Project" is by
Moises Kaufman and other mem-
bers of The Tectonic Theater
Project. The play documents the
events of Oct. 7,1998, when a gay
college student was discovered
bound to a fence in the hills
outside of Laramie, Wyo. The
student, Matthew Shepard, was
"savagely beaten and left to die
in an act of brutality and hate
that shocked the nation
Don't think it could happen
According to a University-
sponsored report, "An Assess-
ment of Campus Climate for Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgen-
dered Students by NY Gulley
conducted in the Spring of 2003,
56.5 percent of GLBT students
reported that they had been
shunned on campus, 62.8 per-
cent of GLBT respondents said
they had experienced direct
verbal harassment and 16.3 per-
cent of GLBT students reported
All incidents occurred
because of the student's sexual
Other universities are not
immune from hate either. The
recent SUV attack at Carolina
and Duke's ongoing crisis are
As a member of the majority
1 have difficulty assessing the
"climate of hate" on campus.
I don't believe, however, that
makes me unqualified to speak
about these issues.
This is what 1 see, hear and
know: the University lacks racial
minorities in high-level admin-
istrative positions. Black student
groups recently gave the Univer-
sity failing grades in its relation-
ship with the black community.
If you want to get a quick,
unscientific snapshot of stu-
dent values and feelings toward
minorities of all types; just take a
look at the language used on The
Wolf Web. Don't misunderstand
my reference to the popular
online forum as an avocation of
censorship or other things along
that line. I merely mention it as
an example of the value systems
of a significant proportion of the
student body. A couple of my
favorite posts include "Andrew
Payne is a fing douche bag"
and "AndTew Payne is a fag
1 really don't have any con-
crete solutions to these problems.
The only idea I can suggest
at this point is to continue the
dialogue. Campus productions
like "The Laramie Proect" and
"The Vagina Monologues" are
good places to start.
I do know one thing that
works - acceptance. Accepting
individuals for traits they can't
control, like race, gender and
sexual orientation, will make
this campus safer. However,
acceptance is one step beyond
tolerance and most people can't
tolerate bad service.
If we can't tolerate each other,
how can we even accept one
To step out of your comfort
zone wander over to Thompson
Theatre and check out "The
Laramie Project It runs until
Sunday. For more information
Contact Andrew Payne at
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In My Opinion
(KRT) The year was 1990,
and I was going to travel America.
That's what I intended to do, but
the reality of going back to England
after a month of exploring another
country made me miserable.
I had previously worked in
the States on a legitimate visa,
working as a live-in "au pair" for a
family in Georgia. I came by this
position after answering an ad in
an English newspaper.
This working visa lasted for
13 months. During this time,
I applied for a Georgia driver's
license because one of my duties
was driving the children various
places. The license was easy to
obtain just a few computerized
multiple choice questions.
Then 1 went to the Social Secu-
rity office, showed the clerk my
license and was able to get a Social
Security number. (The immigra-
tion laws were very lax back then.)
Feeling homesick, I left the States
after four months, only to return
on a three-month visitors visa.
I desperately wanted to stay
in America; I loved the country
and its culture more than my
own. Without thinking about
any consequences, I decided that
I would not return home.
I settled in San Francisco,
where I found a group of Irish
illegal immigrants that I had
previously met on my journey
through the state.
There was a network of illegal
immigrants that would share
information about things such as
jobs and where to live. Typically,
the men worked in construction,
and the women worked as nan-
nies and housecleaners. Most
of the networking was done in
English or Irish bars. There was
always someone to show the
ropes to the new immigrant.
Most of the nannies I knew
lived with American families. It was
quite the status symbol with the
neighbors to have an Irish or Eng-
lish nanny. We spoke the same lan-
guage, and the accent was a bonus.
That was the easiest part of
living illegally: With my ability
to blend in and "look (white)
American and unlike people
of color, 1 was not discriminated
against. The toughest part was
that the type of work that I could
do was limited. Trying to get a
job outside of domestic work or
construction was too risky.
Looking through the local
newspaper, I found an advertise-
ment for a live-in nanny looking
after two boys. I jumped at the
chance of having somewhere to
live and money in my pocket.
During the interview, 1 was
asked about my legal status. My
reply was that 1 had a visa and
Social Security number. I did not
specify how I obtained either. I got
the job and started the next day.
During my time as an illegal
immigrant, I was never afraid of
immigration officials deporting me
or of my employers finding out the
full story of how I got my documents
and turning me in even though
there was a monetary reward from
the Immigration and Naturaliza-
tion Service for any information
that would lead to the capture and
deportation of an illegal alien.
That never deterred me, per-
haps because I was young and
naive or the consequences were
not that severe. At that time, the
INS would send Illegal aliens
back to their country and tell
them that they could not return
to the States for several years.
I did hear of an INS raid on
a bar one night. They detained
several Irish citizens and took
them away to the airport. They
did not even get a chance to pack
their bags. Fortunately, they did
not have families in America.
After living in California ille-
gally for about 14 months, I mar-
ried a citizen and wanted to apply
for my green card. (We divorced
in 1997.) After submitting all the
paperwork to the INS, I was called
for an interview. I was quite nervous
because 1 had no idea how the INS
would react to my stay in the States.
As I faced the INS officer, I
watched his face for reactions as
he read my file.
"You do know that you have
been working illegally in the States
for over a year?" he asked sternly.
I told him that I understood that.
After what seemed like hours, the
interview was over, and I was on
my way to getting a permanent
residency in America.
Why did the INS do nothing
about my illegal residency? Was it
because I was British, or because I
was married to a military citizen,
or because I was Anglo?
I can't say for certain. But in
2004, I finally became a citizen
of the United States.
I'm so tired of my friend asking me to take her to
class five minutes before she has to be there. Get your
lazy butt up and catch the bus, walk or drive yourself
there and park somewhere like I do!
Why are there so few ECU girls who like smart guys? I
don't mean nerdy. I mean smart guys with ambition.
My roommate gets scared every time she hears me
using my key to get in the apartment. She says she
never knows who will be trying to get in. After two
years of living together and it's me every time, I think
she's just paranoid either that or stupid!
Yes I love bisexual boys too, they are so fun.
Girls claim that guys want just one thing, but girls
want just one thing too: marriage and the perceived
security it brings, which is a lot more to give than sex.
There. Their. They're. There is a difference. Learn it,
love it, live it.
1 know this isn't a rant, but all I have to say is that
one of those new guys working campus safety is a
hottie! Hope to see you around more!
ECU doesn't suck, you suck!
I hate when people respond to other people's rants,
it's a waste or time to even read it.
Ever had a reason to smile so much that your face
actually hurts? It's great, isn't It?
If people could please learn to park straight and in one
spot in the fresnman lot, that would be fantastic! No
one is going to do anything to your car, so just park in
one spot please and save everyone the frustration!
I miss pop-up videos. Those were so fun to watch,
and I learned so much useless information.
I hate when teachers write directions on the syl-
labus and then they change the instructions but
never update the syllabus. How am I supposed to
remember every little detail when you change your
mind every day?!
This weekend's assault on campus took place next
to the police station on 10th Street. The victims
didn't chase any suspect, so how on earth was the
suspect last seen near Fourth Street? Maybe one
reason people can get robbed and assaulted next to
the police station is because the police aren't sure
where they are.
The middle of class is not the time for your Egg
What's the deal with students having to pay for
bubble sheets? I don't know of any schools outside
of North Carolina that have this policy.
I know this will result in many rants against me, but
would the situation at Duke be different if the alleged
victim was white?
Why do professors wait until the last minute to pile
stuff on? I think there is some connection between
warm weather and professors making sure we don't
get time to enjoy it.
Assaults on campus have been occurring more fre-
quently. Isn't it time for ECU to step up and protect
the students. I don't want to walk to my car from a
night class scared that something may happen to
me! A pamphlet telling you to walk in groups is not
always going to save you. I admire the administration
for making us aware of the problem, but please do
something more than talk!
How many licks does it take to get to the center of a
tootsie pop? Really?
Just because someone had a good interview, it does
not mean that they're qualified for the spot. My inter-
view would have been good too if it were my friends
interviewing me and letting me know what they'd
be asking me ahead of time. All I have to say is good
luck because you made the wrong choice.
A bouncer told me that I had to take off my bandana
at the entrance to the bar downtown. I'd say they are
being racist against me because I am white.
Still Life is like the best new club in town! So many
hot boys and believe me I'm looking.
To the library supervisor - thanks for reminding me
to be quiet on the first floor of the library by the
TV, espresso machine, computers and multitudes
of people chatting around me. I don't know what I
would do without you!
It makes me feel so safe to know that when I call 9-1-1
with an emergency, they put you on hold!
We had a warm winter, so people said global warming
was out of control. Now, we have a mild beginning to
spring, so where are the people warning us about the
next ice age? I haven't seen that end of the weather
wacko spectrum yet.
I know for a fact I'm passing the beady-eyed teacher's
class, so whoever thinks they are funny needs to get
over. I invite said teacher who knows I am "falling"
to address me in class to rectify said situation.
What do you do when you are dating someone that
you care for but at the same time, you like someone
else and they like you?
When did art become a broken down car with graffiti
written all over it. ECU is not a trailer park, so get rid
of that car next to the art building.
Anyone want to join an on-campus cult that will
consume every aspect of your life and prevent you
from seeing all people outside of the cult? Just apply
to the ECU School of Nursing!
You're so vain, you probably think this rant is about
you. Don't you?
Cole did not make the decision to bring the
HigherOne Card to ECU. It was an administrative
decision. Besides, prior to the HigherOne Card stu-
dents received their extra money from a third party
(because ECU does not have a bank). The money
went out to say "Wachovia" and they cut the checks.
Do a little research before you start complaining
about something you have not means or reasoning
to complain about.
So last week my car was towed, which I would nor-
mally take blame for, but this time it was towed from
right outside my house! My house! Mine! I parked
"too close" to my driveway, $90 later, I'm thinking to
myself, "WTF is wrong with this town?"
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Beautiful house for rentsublease
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The Buccaneer is back! The ECU
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Manager and Sales Persons
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Pay End of Year Bonus. Located
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Now Hiring Tokyo To Co (Big Lots
Shopping Center). Applications
on door. Drop off at Any Jersey
Mike's for more info call George
Greenville Recreation & Parks
Department is recruiting part-time
youth baseball coaches for the
spring t-ball program. Applicants
must possess a good knowledge of
baseball skills and have the ability
and patience to work with youth.
Hours vary from 3:30 pm to 8:00
pm, Monday-Friday with some
weekend coaching. Flexible hours
according to class schedules. This
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hour. Apply at the City of Greenville,
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4492. For more information, please
contact the Athletic Office at 329-
4550, Monday through Friday, 10
am until 7 pm.
Babysitter: Mature, responsible
babysitter needed for infant and
toddler three daysweek beginning
in May. Must have good driving
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reliable transportation. Contact
Lifeguards and swim instructors
needed for outdoor pool June 1-
August 20. Candidates must be
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The sisters of Alpha Delta Pi would
like to congratulate Dana White and
Keri Brockett on your SGA offices!
We are so proud of you!
Gamma Sigma Sigma would like to
congratulate our new Alpha Betas
on becoming sisters! Welcome to
the family! We love you girls!
Congratulations to our newest
sisters of Alpha Delta Pi! Samantha
Annab, Keri Brockett, Emily Burris,
Alta Castellino, Allison Maton, Katie
Robson, Megan Smith, Brittany
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University and taught school in
California, Colorado Springs and
later Rush. She married Eldon
Boyer, who spent his boyhood
on an eastern Kansas farm. They
bought their first 40 acres near
Falcon in 1969, the year they
were married. In 1990, they fol-
lowed their dream to the Rush
area, after Eldon retired as deputy
chief of the Colorado Springs Fire
The worst are the weather-
related crises. One morning, she
was checking the calves in a bliz-
zard, and the truck got stuck in
a snowdrift. The only thing left
to do was to shovel herself out.
This time of year she is some-
times up all night checking on
newborn calves and scaring
away coyotes. She's recuperating
from a knee injury she sustained
after jumping off the truck. "I
was going to go to the doctor
in town, but by the time I had
the time, it was almost healed
The hardest part about run-
ning the ranch has been making I
decisions about finances and I
other things by herself. "I've had I
to learn to become more decisive I
Her husband did that, and she has
carefully studied his methods.
She goes into town to visit
her mother, and attends Ken-
drlck Bible Church 17 miles
away. The kids came home for
Ranch life gives families a
strong Identity, she says. "Each
of the kids knew they were
important and needed She's
already seeing that spark in
her grandchildren when they
visit. Grandson Durham, 8, was
thrilled recently to help hold up
the fencing when she was set-
ting fence posts. When her fifth
grandchild was born recently, she
painted his name in 2-foot letters
on the side of her barn. "That's
my birth announcement.
Melnzer, like a lot of ranchers
these days, took her turn with an
outside job, driving more than
650 miles a week back and forth
to Colorado Springs to work as a
consultant with USDA Farm Ser-
vice Agency. There aren't many
self-sustaining ranches out here
CllltUre from page A1
who wanted to inform others
about the importance of their
cultures and how cultural diver-
sity benefits ECU.
Rose Gutierrez, who is a
descendent of the Creek Indi-
ans, was selling authentic Native
American bracelets and neck-
laces. Gutierrez had a variety
of colorful beaded and stoned
jewelry on display.
"1 want to share my love of
beadwork said Gutierrez. Guti-
errez has been making Native
American jewelry for nearly four
years and says it is a relaxing way
for her to unwind.
Nancy Croes, a sophomore
public relations major, is presi-
dent of the International Student
Association. ISA is a student
organization whose purpose is
to give international students
an opportunity to gain a greater
understanding of American cul-
ture and to enlighten American
students about other diverse cul-
tures across the world. At the fes-
tival, Croes spoke to people about
what ISA stands for and what
events they have planned in the
months ahead. ISA has a variety
of social and educational events
to help promote a more interna-
tional mindset among students.
"We feel that we help stu-
dents gain a more global perspec-
tive said Croes.
This festival first started in
1988 under the leadership of
Greenville's first African Ameri-
can mayor, Edward Carter of
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THE EAST CAROLINIAN NEWS
Cow Pie Bingo Gelatin and 'mad cow disease?'
ia hosted Cow Pie Bingo R1dayat4pm at the Kappa
Sigma house. They raised about $700 to go to the American
Cancer Society and one lucky winner took home $200.
(KRT) The recent case of
mad cow disease in Alabama
has me worried. Is it safe to take
prescription and OTC products
made with gelatin capsules?
The Alabama finding is the
third confirmed case of the
fatal, brain-wasting disease
in cows in the United States.
Gelatin is derived from the
skin and bones of cattle and pigs.
It's used in making capsule
and tablet formulations of pre-
scription and OTC medicines
and dietary supplements. It's
also widely used in the manu-
facture of foods and cosmetics.
The consensus seems to be
that gelatin carries a very low
risk of potential disease transmis-
sion to humans, and there have
been no reports of such cases.
Cow-derived gelatin comes
from the hide and bones, tissues
that don't seem to be high-risk.
Even so, it should be said
that cross-contamination from
higher-risk tissues (if infected)
during the manufacturing pro-
cess might be possible if adequate
safeguards are not in place.
According to an FDA advi-
sory panel, most of the gelatin
produced in the United States
is made from the skin of pigs,
and is not considered a risk.
However, products typi-
cally list "gelatin" or "collagen
hydrolysate" in their ingredients
list without disclosing whether
it's derived from cows or pigs.
There's no government regula-
tion that requires such disclosure.
That said, let's look at mad
cow disease in more detail.
Mad cow disease (BSE is the
scientific name) has become a
worldwide worry, with a host of
countries reporting cases, lead-
ing to the slaughter of thousands
of cows to prevent its spread.
Other animals also can
harbor the disease. It's called
scrapie in sheep and chronic
wasting disease in deer and elk.
In fact, the origin of the
disease in cows is thought to
have been sheep-rendered
animal feed given to cattle.
The danger to people is that
the cow disease has been linked
to the human brain disease called
variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease,
apparently spread by eating beef
from affected cows. Prevention
is the only treatment. Normal
methods used against infectious
diseases don't work. The causative
agent is thought to be an abnor-
mal protein called a prion that
creates toxic plaques in the brain.
The FDA lists the following
animal tissues in order of their sus-
pected disease-spreading potential:
Category I (High infectivity):
brain, spinal cord
Category II (Medium infectiv-
ity): ileum, lymph nodes, proxi-
mal colon, spleen, tonsil, dura
mater (membrane covering brain
and spinal cord), pineal gland,
placenta, cerebrospinal fluid,
pituitary gland, adrenal gland
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ity): distal colon, nasal mucosa,
sciatic nerve, bone marrow, liver,
lung, pancreas, thymus gland.
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2003 as an international forum
for addressing ideas and innova-
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relations within and among
societies. Baynes, who passed
away in 1999 after a battle
with cancer, was said to have
been known for her intelli-
gence, compassion and support
of others in the community.
She became a spirited supporter
of ECU through her husband,
who was an alumnus of the
school, and when she
passed her parents hon-
ored her commitment to
her family and community
through a generous donation
to the university. This gift now
supports the Institute for Social
Justice in the College of Human
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Names in the News:
We're still not sure if it's the real
reason that Charlize Theron and
Stuart Townsend have stayed away
from the altar, but the "glamazon"
actress who has said that she
will not wed until gay and lesbian
couples have the legal right to
marry was honored with a top prize
from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance
Against Defamation on Saturday
night. The group gave Theron its
Vanguard Award for increasing
"visibility and understanding in
the lesbian, gay, bisexual and
transgender community Theron won
an Oscar in 2003 for her portrayal of
lesbian serial killer Aileen Wuornos
Oprah, Pink on role models
Pink will tackle all things "stupid"
on "Oprah" Monday. MTV reports
that Oprah Winfrey Is turning the
appearance, which will help promote
Pink's new album I'm Not Dead, Into a
confab on the lack of strong female role
models. Joining Pink for the episode,
called "Stupid Girls will be Karrine
Steffans, author of Confessions of a
Video Vixen and four teenage girls
who will talk about how girls are
taught to act "stupid" and how that
can be changed. Pink told the music
network that she'd be a "little star
struck dork" meeting Oprah. But she
comes off better on the show, telling
Winfrey that she's scared for young
women today. "I personally need
more examples of how to be better
and how to be stronger and how
to go a different way Pink says. "I
need more examples, so I can't even
imagine being in school and looking
around. And now it's cool to have a
sex tape. Are you kidding me?"
Blanche doesn't blush
This Golden Girl apparently still gets
it: Rue McClanahan recommends
two forms of exercise to fight the
effects of aging: weight lifting and
frequent sex. "It just depends on the
availability of the material the 72-year-
old actress said Friday. "Dumbbells
are easy to come by, but most of
them are married McClanahan, a
breast cancer survivor best known
as Blanche Devereaux on the 1980s
sitcom "The Golden Girls has an
autobiography tentatively titled MyFirst
Five Husbands coming out next year.
We are amused, apparently
She may look serious in those hats,
but It turns out that Queen Elizabeth
II has a sense of humor after all.
Prince Andrew dishes that the queen
laughed It off when an errant footman
accidentally pulled a chair out from
beneath the royal buttocks at a family
dinner. "Everyone, Including the
queen, laughed and laughed - and,
of course, she reassured the terrified
footman he had done nothing wrong
the prince says in the Time magazine
issue that will be out Monday. Queen
Elizabeth turns 80 on April 21.
South Park Peabody
Comedy Central's controversial
cartoon "South Park" on Wednesday
won a Peabody Award, one of the
nation's most prestigious awards
for broadcasting excellence in news
and entertainment. Awards director
Horace Newcomb praised the show's
take-no-prisoners approach to satire,
saying it "pushes all the buttons, turns
up the heat and shatters every taboo
The awards, which will be given out
at a ceremony hosted by that other
Comedy Central satirist, Jon Stewart,
also went to Fox's "House" and ABC's
"Boston Legal Awards also went to
two Gulf Coast stations that stayed
on the air throughout Hurricane
Katrina and to CNN and NBC for their
coverage of the deadly storm.
Coding a best-seller
Will the Tom Hanks-starring film
version of The Da Vinci Code, which
is due out May 19, make more money
than Bill Gates? Consider
1. The paperback edition of the book,
which was issued March 28, sold a
500,000 copies in its first week, which I
its initial printing of five million by an w
2. The book's cover artlsamlniversion
of the film's advertising posters.
3. As part of its "unusually aggressive
promotion" of the book, Anchor has
decided not to rely on bookstores
and has stocked the paperback next
to cash registers in gas stations and
on military bases.
Michael Buble will be performing at
Memorial Auditorium in Raleigh on
Wednesday, April 12.
Trapt and Shinedown will be
performing at the Disco Rodeo in
Raleigh on Tuesday, April 25.
Nine Inch Nails and Bauhaus will be
at Alltel Pavilion at Walnut Creek in
Raleigh on Friday, June 9,
Faith Hill and Tim McGraw will be
performing at the RBC Center in
Raleigh on Friday, June 9.
AAMN: Let's hear it for male nurses
American Assembly of
Men in Nursing at ECU
For the most part, when
someone says the word "nurse
the image of a female dressed in
white comes to mind. Fortunately,
times are changing and there is
a growing population of men
in the nursing workforce today.
Here at ECU, one of the organi-
zations that supports these male
nurses is the American Assembly
of Men in Nursing, or AAMN.
Historically, the earliest evi-
dence of men as nurses was
found in Ayur-Veda, ancient
Indian books, which discuss the
prevention and cure of disease.
In these books, the nurses that
were mentioned were always
male. In American history, male
nurses were an important part of
the Civil War as combat medics
for both the Confederate and
The AAMN was first orga-
nized in 1971 to encourage men
of all ages to join the nursing
profession, to support the men
who were already nurses to grow
professionally and to be advo-
cates for men's health issues.
According to aamn.org, the
national purpose of the organiza-
tion is to "provide a framework
for nurses, as a group, to meet,
to discuss and influence factors
which affect men as nurses
At ECU the School of Nurs-
ing AAMN chapter has a simple
purpose according to Philip
Julian, the faculty advisor for
"We are just here to get the
word out to students said Julian.
Membership at ECU and
nationally is open to any nurse,
male or female, to better facilitate
discussion and to meet the most
important objective of AAMN,
strengthening and humanizing
Like any other strong orga-
nization, AAMN has objectives
for their organization according
-Encourage men of all ages to
become nurses and join together
with all nurses in strengthening
and humanizing health care.
-Support men who are nurses
to grow professionally and dem-
onstrate to each other and to
society the increasing contribu-
tions being made by men within
the nursing profession.
-Advocate for continued
research, education and dis-
semination of information about
men's health issues, men in nurs-
ing and nursing knowledge at the
local and national levels.
-Support members' full par-
ticipation in the nursing profes-
ECU American Assembly of Men in Nursing members watch a presentation about nursing burn care.
sion and its organizations and
use this Assembly for the limited
objectives stated above.
Each year, AAMN holds a con-
ference rotating the theme so that
one year focuses on men's health
issues and the next focuses on
issues of gender in nursing. Like
many other professional organi-
zations, membership is required
but can be obtained on many
different levels. Full membership,
which is available to registered
nurses, includes a voice with a
vote at AAMN meetings, appoint-
ment or election to an AAMN
office, quarterly newsletters and
reports and chapter membership
privileges for80 dues per year. If
see NURSES page B2
MS Walk: Walking toward a cure B.J. Ward hits
high comedic note
Four-octave vocalist and
comedian B.J. Ward
shows no mercy
Students, staff and members of the community came together on Saturday, April 8 at Minges Coliseum
for the Multiple Sclerosis Walk. Participants could walk for one mile or five miles and traveled all
over ECU'S campus to support research for a multiple sclerosis cure. Local news and radio stations
were there to support the walkers while volunteers were working hard to take donations and give
Instructions to participants. It was a great day for everyone who participated, and because of their
efforts and contributions, we are closer to a cure for multiple sclerosis. Great job, Greenville!
The Cultural Outreach Office
provides professional performing
arts programs for ECU's students,
faculty and community mem-
bers. The S. Rudolph Alexander
Performing Arts Series annually
presents nine of the world's top
orchestras, ballet companies, jazz
'artists, soloists, modern dance
ensembles, Broadway shows,
opera companies, chamber
ensembles and pop artists. The
2005-2006 season had perfor-
mances by Dallas Brass, Guiseppe
Verdi's Macbeth, Munich Sym-
phony Orchestra, Van Cliburn
International Piano Competi-
tion Silver Medalist Joyce Yang,
Unforgettable: The Nat King Cole
Story, The Black Watch and 5
the Band of the Welsh Guards,
Petipa's La Bayadere and the
most recent entertainer on the g
calendar, B.J. Ward in Stand 1
B.J. Ward combines her oper-
atic abilities with a comedic
style performing a repertoire
of opera music while wearing
tennis shoes, interjecting witty
comments about the composers,
the men and women in opera
music and teasing her pianist
Joseph Thalken. Thalken has
worked with acclaimed perform-
ers such as Bernadette Peters, Liza
Minnelli, Kristin Chenoweth
and more. As Ward's reticent
confidant in the show, his musi-
see WARD page B3
Attack of the Frats: Greek week comes to ECU
Week, long event
promotes unity of
fraternities and sororities
This exhibit is on display in the front of Mudslinger's Coffee Co.
Beauty through graphics
Graphic design students
present their best works
It is 7:15 p.m. on Friday, April
7 and Lauren Noll is running
around Mudslinger's putting
the finishing touches on a joint
exhibit featuring projects from
her whole college career.
"It's taken six hours to display
all of our projects and then we had
to get all of the food and drinks
set up said Noll with an excited
smile, eager to show off her work.
Noll, along with Ashley Jos-
wich and Jessica Duensing, are
all showing off their best projects
from four years in the Bachelor
of Fine Arts program for Graphic
Design. Every year, graduates
present their finest works in a
public forum for viewing and are
reviewed by their professors.
"The crowd is going to be quite
a mix Noll said.
"It will be friends and family along
with members of the art school
Mudslinger's Coffee House
looks perfect with the assort-
ment of projects adorning the
walls and tables of food set up
along with beer and wine. House
music appropriate for an art
showing drifts through the air
mixing with the lighthearted
chatter of attendees perusing the
The project's range from
magazine layouts to "mock-ups"
of company literature. Joswich
points out her creation called
"Nerd" that hangs proudly in the
center of the room.
see DESIGN page B3
Is it just me or are there are
more people associated with fra-
ternities and sororities on campus
than usual? Can you not help but
run into someone sporting over-
sized letters on their chest? Don't
fret or become overwhelmed, it's
only Greek Week.
This annual event, jointly
planned by the women of Pan-
hellenic, the lnterfraternity
Council and the National Panhel-
lenic Council, organizes a week
full of activities that promotes
Greek unity and publicizes their
involvement on campus.
Greek Week began Friday, April
7 with a volleyball tournament at
Phi Kappa Tau. Fraternities and
sororities intermingled with each
other while they waited to do
battle in the sand.
"It's our second year hosting
the volleyball tournament and it's
a great kickof f to Greek Week said
Matt Satusky, vice president of Phi
"It was a good turnout and a
great way to get the Greek com-
Also on Friday, Kappa Sigma
hosted Cow Pie Bingo, where
one lucky winner won a cash
prize if they selected the cor-
rect square where the cow did
his business. Zeta Phi Beta then
hosted a step show that took
A volleyball tournament at Phi Kappa Tau kicked off Greek Week.
place in Wright Auditorium.
With the cancellation of Kappa
Alpha's "Sun Up to Sun Down no
events took place Saturday, but
Sunday saw Greeks out in full force
participating in Casey's Race, a 5K
honoring a member of Sigma Alpha
Epsilon who died in a car accident
On Monday, members from
each organization participated in
the 10th Street clean up that helps
keep Greenville beautiful and fol-
lowed with a pig pickin' at the Chi
Tuesday will start the first half
of the Greek Olympics that will
take place at the bottom of College
Hill. Miss Greek Week, a pageant
that measures beauty and how
much one loves IFC, will take place
in the Murphy Center.
On Wednesday, April 12, the
Greek Olympics will conclude
and a furniture derby will take
place with each organization
fastening wheels to their respec-
tive piece of furniture. They will
then race them to see which one
makes it to the bottom of College
Probably the epitome of what
Greek Week is all about, a Unity
Step Show will take place at 4
p.m during which each team
of fraternities and sororities will
perform a step.
Following the step show
will be a baseball tailgate in the
jungle sponsored by Kappa Delta
and Sigma Phi Epsilon. Greek
Week will conclude Thursday
with a party at Cart Caribe.
"Greek Week is a good way
see GREEK page B3
THE EAST CAROLINIAN FEATURES
Profiling influential ECU students
The R.A who does it all
There are many opportunities at ECU for stu-
dents to rise up and become leaders. One of the
most prominent student leadership positions is the
Resident Advisor role in residence halls on campus.
It takes a certain level of time management, people
skills and responsibility for a student to become a
leader of such caliber. Erin Edwards, a sophomore
from Mebane, N.C is one of the resident advisors
of White Hall who possesses these qualities and
TEC: What is your major?
Edwards: Media studies with a minor in political
TEC: What are your career goals?
Edwards: My ultimate dream is to be an anchor for
CNN. I do not want to settle for anything, though.
There is so much to do out there; I want to do it all.
TEC: Why are you at ECU?
Edwards: ECU is the only school I applied to. I
wanted to carry on the family legacy of attending ECU
because my dad, brother and sister all went here.
TEC: What organizations are you involved with at
Edwards: I am in a Christian social sorority Sigma
Alpha Omega, I am in the Student Pirate Club and I
am a White Hall resident advisor.
TEC: Why did you decide to pledge your sorority?
Edwards: Because they support my Christian life-
style and my faith. They are a group of girls who I can
grow in Christ with and be close friends to.
TEC: Why did you decide to become an R.A?
Edwards: I wanted to be more involved with the
university, get to know more people and take on a
leadership role. The fact that I was assigned an R.A.
position in White Hall is amazing because I lived in
White Hall last year but did not know as many people
as 1 do now as an R.A.
TEC: What has been most beneficial for you as an
Edwards: I learned to embrace people's differences
such as their backgrounds, culture, lifestyle and
religion. Being an R.A you have to be open-minded
and learn to accept people for who they are or else
you are not cut out for the job.
Erin Edwards, a White Hall Resident Advisor.
TEC: Is it hard to balance your social and academic
Edwards: Yes, it is because I am a very busy person.
I have 18 credit hours this semester. Everything keeps
me on my toes. I have to give up a lot, such as going
out on some Friday nights, because I have duty, a
paper due or a test to study for.
TEC: What is your favorite part about ECU?
Edwards: The construction. I'm just kidding! Hon-
estly, I love everything. I love being a Pirate. I have
purple and gold blood.
TEC: What do you like most about your residence
Edwards: It is amazing how people come together
for a common goal to help others. White Hall has
had fund-raisers such as "Three to Save where the
main goal was to raise money and non perishable
items for Hurricane Katrina victims, "Bucks for
Belinda which was to raise money for a Subway
employee who lost her home in a fire, "Bills for
Billy which was to raise money for a former White
Hall resident who had to leave due to serious ill-
ness and now an ongoing fund-raiser for the girls
who have lost everything in the recent Clement
Erin Edwards is a role model for her residence and
peers by successfully balancing a heavy workload,
sorority obligations and R.A. duties. Her ECU pride
is contagious and inspirational.
This writer can be contacted at
NlirSBS from page B1
you are a new graduate, however,
and you join within a year of your
graduation, full membership will
only be $35. For more information
about the other types of member-
ships that are available to other
professionals and members of the
public, please visit AAMN's Web
site at aamn.org.
Byron McCain is the new
contact person and national man-
agement service officer for AAMN.
McCain will receive all phone
calls, e-mails and faxes from
anyone with questions about
the organization or membership.
Contact McCain at aamn('aamn.
org or visit aamn.org.
The ECU chapter of AAMN
is open to any pre-nursing or
nursing student, male or female,
who is interested in the field of
professional nursing. For more
information about the ECU Amer-
ican Assembly of Men in Nursing,
contact the faculty advisor, Philip
Julian, at email@example.com.
It is possible that you could be
in the hospital one day and need
nursing care; it would be nice to
know that your nurse was well
trained and a part of this great
organization, wouldn't It?
This writer can be contacted at
THE EAST CAROLINIAN FEATURES
SCHOOL OF LAW
Opening in Greensboro - August 2006
Now accepting applications for the charter class.
for complete information and online application
Toll free: (888) ELON-LAW E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
CREATING A NATIONAL MODEL OF ENGAGED
LEARNING IN LEGAL EDUCATION
Emphases on total student development, exceptional legal
knowledge and skills, leadership and civic involvement, and
Learning experiences in the area's leading law firms,federal
and state courts, businesses, government agencies and
Home of the North Carolina Business Court, which handles
business litigation in the school's courtroom and facilities
Partner with the American Judicature Society's Institute
of Forensic Science and Public Policy, a new national
organization located near the law school
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Division of Student Life
Ledonia Wright Cultural Center
WHAT IS AN EMISSARY?
An emissary is an individual or group of individuals (emissaries) who are
on an intended mission to represent or advance the interest of others.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE?
The purpose of the LWCC EMISSARIES is to develop, plan and implement
educational programs that advance the Ledonia Wright Cultural Center
and represent the interest of students. The LWCC EMISSARIES will focus
these programs around cultural competencies that enhance the respect
and appreciation of a multicultural community. The LWCC EMISSARIES
will seek to collaborate with other student organizations, departments and
community agencies through its various programs and events.
WHAT IS THE MEMBERSHIP?
The membership of the LWCC EMISSARIES shall comprise of no more
than ten students who are selected through an application process. All
LWCC EMISSARIES must maintain a cumulative 2.5 grade point average.
They must also maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average at the end of
each semester. LWCC EMISSARIES must be in good judicial standing.
ARE THERE OFFICERS?
YES. The selected membership shall elect a chair, co-chairtreasurer,
and secretary at its first meeting for the following academic year. The
new membership for the consequent year shall be selected and meet by
the second Monday in April. The officers shall serve a one year term.
ARE THERE PROGRAMMING FUNDS?
YES. The LWCC EMISSARIES shall receive funding from LWCC for
programming purposes. These funds may be used for travel purposes
that directly benefit the promotion of student leadership training, diversity
training, andor campus program development. The LWCC EMISSARIES
is encouraged to co-sponsor events will other campus and community
ARE THERE MEETINGS?
YES. The council shall establish weekly meetings.
For additional information contact the LWCC at 328-16801
Emissaries' applications are available now!
cal talents were highlighted
through his magical fingers and
BJ. Ward is the only living
opera singer to hold a pilot's
license, to have been a former
Playboy bunny and to currently
be the voice of Betty Rubble and
Stand Up Opera has played in
other opera houses and concert
centers including such venues as
The Kennedy Center, Carnegie
Recital Hall and the Puccini Fes-
tival at Lincoln Center.
After belting the last note
of La Traviata by Giuseppe
Verdi, Ward proclaims, "There's
no need for a note to be
She then proceeds to reveal a
glittery vest under her jacket as a
symbolic gesture of following the
typical operatic dress code. This,
of course, is all in jest because
it is not often one would see an
opera performer in a shimmering,
nearly blinding vest.
Referring to opera, Ward
says, "There is something so
profoundly miracle. Somehow
lifts us out of the everyday
The unusual blend of opera
and comedy leaves the audience
in awe and laughter. Usher Sarah
Fritz, a junior political science
major, said, "She was funny.
She sent chills up and down my
The audience gave a standing
ovation and shouts of "bravo
of course, were encouraged by
cue cards held up by pianist
Stand Up Opera was the final
performance scheduled by the
Cultural Outreach Office for
this season. Their dedication in
finding professional entertain-
ment for ECU and the regional
community is evident through
the large audience turnout for
every show. Carol Woodruff,
the outgoing Director of Cul-
tural Outreach, spearheads the
preparation of events at Wright
Auditorium and has been associ-
ated with more than 100 per-
formances in the past decade.
For more information about the
Cultural Outreach Office or the
calendar of events, go to ecu.
This writer can be contacted at
from page B1
to get everyone together said
Michael Brick, a member of Theta
"We aren't allowed to have
parties at our houses and there
are never enough events involv-
ing the whole community. This
is a great way to unite all the
While it's only one week out
of the year, Greek Week is a way to
show a different side of Greek life.
"We are able to be mote known
around campus and it shows
that we are not just about alcohol
said Megan Trzcinski of Zeta Tau
"Just look at all the good Greek
life is doing said Ashley Peele, a
member of Alpha Xi Delta and a
Greek Week organizer.
"We are cleaning up
10th Street, supporting the baseball
team and we are all participating
in Casey's Race. It is just such a
positive week for the whole Greek
This writer can be contacted at
DeSigil from page B1
"This is my favorite, and it
also won an award in the under-
graduate program for excellence
in graphic design
There are other interesting
selections, such as a project
involving gas pumps. Joswich
and Duensing both display their
proposals for simplifying the
use of a gas pump and a booklet
Duensing included her
poster that promotes the show in
"A lot of heart went in to making
this poster said Duensing.
"I actually printed it myself,
so it was more than just a design
project for me
Also showing are the labels
and billboards for an imaginary
beer company. Noll's company
titled "Infiniti" shows an ad cam-
paign comprised of three con-
secutive billboards. It represents
how Infiniti could be everywhere
Lucky for those who could
not attend on Friday, the
show runs through April 19
and is an incredible collection
of pieces from three very
After graduation, all three
girls are very optimistic about
their next step.
"First 1 just want to go home
and sit Duensing said laugh-
"After that I am pretty open to
going anywhere, Raleigh, if I stay
in North Carolina, or possibly
Chicago. I really enjoy various
things in design
Joswich's plans involve
moving to Charlotte to
pursue magazine design, while
Noll's plans are also in that
"I really enjoy the magazine
aspect and I want to work some-
where youthful and energetic
This is the first of several art
exhibitions being presented by
graduating students in the School
of Fine Arts. There will also be
showings at the Gray Gallery on
campus and at the Emerge Gal-
This writer can be contacted at
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Page B4 email@example.com 252.328.6366 TONY ZOPPO Sports Editor BRANDON HUGHES Assistant Sports Editor
TUESDAY April 11, 2006
Jake Smith Named To Johnny
Bench Award Watch List
Pirates take crucial series from UCF
(SID) ECU senior catcher
Jake Smith has been named to
the 2006 Coleman Company
- Johnny Bench Award Watch
List, which is given annually to
the top division one collegiate
catcher the Greater Wichita Area
Sports Commission announced.
Smith, a Greensboro, N.C. native,
has played 33-of 34 games behind
the plate and is batting .287 on
the season. Currently he leads the
club in home runs (6), RBI (35),
doubles (10), total bases (65), sac-
rifices (6) and slugging percentage
(.504). On Feb. 27, he became the
first Pirate of the season to earn
Conference USA weekly honors
with his Hitter-of-the-Week acco-
lades. That week he led ECU to a
three victories, batting 8-for-18
(.444) with two doubles, a home
run and 10 RBI. He hit safely in "3
each game and drove in all of 5
his 10 runs during ECU'S three I
wins. Smith opened the week 5
by going 3-for-6 against Duke f
with two doubles, a career-high
five RBI and three runs scored. .
He also went 5-for-12 during the Pirates won a crucial series against UCF this past weekend, getting solid performances from Dustin Sasser and Brody Taylor on the mound.
Diamond BUCS take tWO year for the Pirates, the Diamond
Bucs could've packed it in for
the weekend and the season and
made things easy on the Golden
Knights. What they did, how-
ever, was show the type of resil-
ience and persistence that Keith
LeClair would truly appreciate, as
they responded in brilliant fash-
ion to win games two and three,
take the series and restored their
After pre-season All-Ameri-
Keith LeClair Classic, hitting
his second homer of the season
while collecting four RBI in a 3-
for-5 performance against UNC
Wilmington. Playing in 51 games
a season ago, Smith hit .259 with
four homers, 31 RBI and 33 runs
scored. Catchers are nominated
for the award by their coaches
and the list will be updated to
include other candidates until
May 1. The watch list will be nar-
rowed down to ten semi-finalists,
whom will be announced May
11 A comprehensive biography
will be created on each of the
semi-finalists and sent to the
national voting panel at the end
of May for a vote to determine
the three finalists. The finalists
will be announced May 31 prior
to the NCAA Regionals and Major
League Baseball Draft.
DNA testing finds no match In
Duke lacrosse case
(AP) DNA testing failed to
connect any members of the Duke
University lacrosse team to the
alleged rape of a stripper, attor-
neys for the athletes said Monday.
Citing DNA test results delivered
by the state crime lab to police and
prosecutors a few hours earlier,
the attorneys said the test results
prove their clients did not sexually
assault and beat a stripper hired to
perform at a March 13 team party.
No charges have been filed in the
case. Authorities ordered 46 of
the 47 players on Duke's lacrosse
team to submit DNA samples to
investigators. Because the woman
said her attackers were white, the
team's sole black player was not
tested. Nifong's assistant said ear-
lier Monday the prosecutor would
not comment on the findings.
North Carolina Central Univer-
sity, where the alleged victim is a
student, said after the results were
released that the prosecutor would
appear at a campus forum on
Tuesday to discuss the case. Attor-
ney Joe Cheshire, who represents
one of the team's captains, said
the report indicated authorities
took DNA samples from all over
the alleged victim's body, includ-
ing under her fingernails, and
from her possessions, such as her
cell phone and her clothes.
Rodriguez suspended for three
games, Robinson for one
(AP) Washington reliever
Felix Rodriguez was suspended
for three games and Nationals
manager Frank Robinson for
one for their roles in last week's
game against the New York Mets
in which five batters were hit by
pitches. Rodriguez and Robinson
were both elected at Shea Stadium
last Thursday after the reliever
hit Paul Lo Duca with a pitch
in the eighth inning. Rodriguez
and Robinson also were fined,
as was outfielder Jose Guillen.
Robinson served his suspension
during Monday's series finale
against Houston. The Nationals
were to return home after the
game for Tuesday's home opener
against the Mets. Bench coach j?
Eddie Rodriguez ran the team
Monday. Rodriguez's suspension
was to begin Wednesday unless 5
the players' association files an
from Golden Knights
A series loss this past week-
end to UCF would have severely
damaged ECU'S hopes of going
to the post-season for the eighth
straight year. After Friday night's
8-0 loss to open the most impor-
tant Conference USA series of the
can choice Tim Bascom pitched
a complete game, two-hit mas-
terpiece in game one for the
Knights, the Pirates' Dustin
Sasser and Brody Taylor showed
why ECU's starting staff isn't a
one-trick pony, propelling the
Bucs to 6-3 and 8-1 wins in games
two and three respectively at Jay
Friday night starter T.J. Hose
got knocked around for three
and a third, giving up five runs
off eight hits and a walk. Sasser
and Taylor made sure payback
would be the theme of the last
two games, as the two southpaws
combined for 13 innings, while
giving up just two runs.
Though Sasser didn't get
the win in game two, he got the
respect of UCF after pitching
five strong innings. The red shirt
sophomore scattered six hits and
four walks while striking out
seven. Shane Matthews was the
pitcher of record when the Pirates
exploded for a five run seventh,
thus earning him his third win
of the season.
Taylor, who was C-USA's
pitcher of the -week a week ago,
tossed eight jaw-dropping innings
in the rubber match, giving up
just one run off of seven hits and
a walk while striking out five.
The senior moved to 5-1 for
see BASEBALL page B6
Holtz not happy with spring game performance
Top two quarterbacks
Fireworks showered the
Greenville night sky on Friday.
An afternoon later, ECU's foot-
ball team did little for an encore.
The annual spring game ended
with disappointment amid heavy
clouds and a steady drizzle inside
"I think we're a long way
away from where we need to be
to be able to compete next year
"I think it's hard when you
don't have all the pieces to the
puzzle to be able to put it together
yet, but I was disappointed in a
lot of things
Senior quarterback James
Pinkney completed 13-of-23
passes for 154 yards to lead ECU
to a 23-15 win over the Pirates.
However, he too wasn't satisfied
with his outing.
"No, I wasn't happy at all
Pinkney said of his performance.
"I came out kind of sluggish.
In the second half, 1 could have
played a lot better and 1 missed a
lot of throws 1 should have made
Brett Clay was seven-of-19
through the air and finished with
81 yards, but was picked off twice
by sophomore cornerback J.J.
Milbrook. The redshirt freshman
echoed Pinkney's self-assessment.
"1 made a couple of throws
as if I didn't have a brain in my
head Clay said.
"There were some bad, bad
In order to promote competi-
tion between the top and equal
units of the depth chart, Holtz
created an ECU and a Pirates
squad. The ECU unit featured
the program's top offensive unit
sprinkled with a few non-starters
on defense while the Pirates con-
sisted of the top defensive unit and
the second, third and fourth levels
of the offensive depth chart.
Both units played to a statis-
tical draw as ECU picked up 261
yards and a pair of TDs while the
Pirates finished the contest with
260 yards and two scores. ECU
used field goals of 33, 22 and 35
yards by Robert Lee to secure the -o
"We had over 100 scrimmage
reps a week ago and didn't have
a bad snap and we come out here
today and we throw the ball over S
see GOLD page 86
Pinkney was not happy with his performance in the Purple-Gold game.
Tulsa wins series over Lady Pirates
ECU Softball comes up
one out short.
The Lady Pirates dropped their conference series to Tulsa this past weekend.
With a series defeat against
Marshall two weekends ago, the
Lady Pirates went on the road
against in-state rivals in hopes of
improving their record last week.
Campbell and UNC-Wilm-
ington proved to be no match for
ECU as the Lady Bucs defeated
their opponents with a combined
score of 23-4. This gave ECU a
four game winning streak head-
ing into last weekend as they trav-
eled to face their next conference
In the first game of the series
Tulsa lumped out to a 2-0 lead
scoring a run in the bottom of
the first two frames. The score
remained the same until the top
of the fifth inning when sopho-
more Erin St. Ledger's RBI double
drove home senior Ashley Quick
who reached base on a double.
Down by one run heading
into the final inning, when
the Lady Pirates rallied led by
another double by St. Ledger. The
team was able to score two runs
in the inning to defeat Tulsa in
their first meeting 3-2.
The second game did not
go so well for the Lady Pirates
as they could not get anything
going offensively. Tulsa scored
four runs throughout the game
and ECU was not able to'respond
as the Lady Golden Hurricanes
blanked the Lady Pirates 4-0.
Sophomore pitcher Brently
Bridgeforth took the loss the
Lady Pirates moving her record
to 3-5. In four innings of play she
allowed three hits, three runs and
With just one more game
in the series, the Lady Pirates
needed one more win to finally
win their first conference series
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Players' lawyers say
pictures offer timeline
countering rape report
(KRT) Lawyers for Duke UnLversLty lacrosse
players say time-stamped photos taken at a house
party will help them challenge an exotic dancer's
report that she was gang raped by three members
of the team.
The eight photos, taken from several cameras,
show the dancer arriving at the March 13 party and
then show her at different times in a 41-minute
period, attorneys said.
Durham attorney Bob Ekstrand, who repre-
sents 33 of the players, said the photos show she
has several injuries and was "pretty banged up"
before the time police reports indicate the assault
occurred. The woman had a cut on one of her
knees, lacerations on the side of her foot and bruise
marks, he said.
The woman also appeared impaired from the
time she arrived at the party, Ekstrand said.
Comments from Ekstrand and other attorneys
in the case about the photos came Sunday as the
case heads into a week in which results of DNA tests
on the players are expected to be revealed.
The photos were taken between midnight and
12:41 a.m said attorney James "Butch" Williams,
who is aiso involved in the case. The woman told
authorities three members of the team in the
bathroom raped her during that time. Lawyers for
several team members said Sunday that the women,
see COUNTER page B6
NHL brass does game
injustice with shootout
Peter Sykora wins last Tuesdays game for the Rangers in New York's third shootout attempt.
(KRT) Last week's showdown for first place
in the Atlantic between the New York Rangers
and Philadelphia Flyers was a display of the best
hockey has to offer - and what the NHL is doing
to ruin it.
There was great goaltending, lots of speed, open
ice, physical play and excellent scoring chances at
both ends of the rink. Then, they had to go and
spoil it all by having the game be decided by a
I've tried to give the shootout a fair chance and
waited nearly the full season to see how it played
out. But, my opinion has not changed since open-
The shootout is a terrible way to end a hockey
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BSSBudll from page B4
the season, with a Clemens-like ERA of 1.55.
As far as offense goes, the Pirates obviously didn't
manage much of it in game one, managing just two
hits against Bascom. Those two hits came from junior
transfer Ryan Tousley and freshman Ryan Wood.
The Pirate bats finally got going in game two,
banging out 14 hits and six runs. Jamie Ray's solid
play continued at the plate, going 3-for-5 with a
RBI and a run scored, along with two stolen bags.
Wood added three hits, while Eldridge had two hits
and a game-high two RBI. Dale Mollenhauer singled
twice, drove in a run, scored once and swiped a base
for his best game of the series. Jake Smith and Jay
Mattox added a RBI apiece for the Bucs.
In game three, the Pirate offense was very effi-
cient, producing eight runs off of eight hits. Not a
single ECU player had more than one hit, but that
didn't matter as timely hitting led to an eight run out-
burst over the course of the sixth, seventh and eighth
innings to seize control of the game and the series.
Adam Witter led the Bucs at the dish, going
l-for-4 with two RBI and a run. Eldridge, Mollen-
hauer, Wood and Ray each added an RBI for the
Pirates (21-13, 4-5 C-USA).
ECU, riding high on their newfound momen-
tum, will step out of conference for the next week
and a half looking to build their non-conference
On Wednesday, in-state rival N.C. State comes
to Greenville for a 7 p.m. showdown. The Pirates
will then host the University of Albany in a three
game series beginning Friday at 7 p.m. Saturday's
game will be at 6 p.m followed by game three
Sunday at 1 p.m.
The Diamond Bucs will then make a return trip
to Raleigh to face the Wolfpack Tuesday at 7 p.m
before returning to home and conference play next
weekend to face Marshall.
The next two weeks before the Tulane home
series will be absolutely crucial if ECU hopes to keep
their postseason aspirations alive. What better way
to do it than to beat a bitter rival and two sub .500
teams before facing the mighty Green Wave.
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GOld from page B4
the quarterback's head three times and probably
lost 80 yards Holtz said.
"I didn't think our quarterbacks played very
well. I didn't think they were focused on their
reads very well. I think across the board, youth and
inexperience showed up today
Sophomore running back Dominique Lindsay
carried the ball 19 times for 100 yards and a touch-
down in place of the injured Chris Johnson. His
two-yard scoring run with 7:29 remaining in the
final quarter extended ECU's existing five-point
lead to 20-8. Redshirt freshman Rob Kass added
an 18-yard passing performance by completing
Combining with Clay on the Pirates team was
sophomore Patrick Pinkney who added 10-of-l 7
passing for 72 yards. Senior running back Bran-
don Fractious gained 73 yards on the ground and
scored a pair of fourth-quarter TDs on four and
In all, both teams combined for four turnovers,
two of which led directly to touchdowns. James
Pinkney's first quarter TD throw to tight end
Davon Drew capped a 16-play, 96-yard drive after
Milbrook's first interception.
Defensively, junior linebacker Durwin Lamb
topped all tacklers with 11 stops while senior safety
Jamar Flournoy turned in nine. Junior transfer line-
backer Orlando Farrow finished with a team-high
nine tackles, two for lost yardage, to lead ECU. In
addition, both teams were whistled a combined 13
times for 114 yards.
"I was disappointed watching it from a fan's
standpoint above, but I'm sure I'll find a lot of great
individual efforts and positives out there when I
watch the film Holtz reiterated.
"Just looking at the big picture, I was hopeful
that we were farther along than we are right now
but maybe I put too many high hopes on players
that haven't played yet for us and that's my fault.
Again, we've got a long way to go and we're going
to have to learn from this if we are going to play
the schedule we have in the fall
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Softball from page B4
of the year. Unfortunately, the team fell just one
Scoring did not pick up until the fourth inning
of the final game, when the Lady Pirates plated
home a run. Tulsa was able to respond in the
bottom of that same inning as they scored a run
of their own. Sophomore Beth Nolan was able to
break that 1-1 tie for ECU in the top of the sixth
inning as she hit her second home run of the year,
a solo shot.
Freshman Vanessa Moreno also increased the
lead for the Lady Pirates as she hit a two-run home
run later in the inning. Thanks to a fielding error
the team scored one more as they ended the inning
Tulsa responded in the bottom of the sixth with
two more runs to set the game at 5-3. With just one
more inning left in the game, ECU scored another
run in the top of the seventh.
With just the bottom of the seventh left to play
the Lady Pirates sat on a 6-3 lead. It did not last
for long as the team was unable to hold off a four
run rally by Tulsa in the bottom of the inning, as
they lost 7-6.
The loss sets the ECU Softball team's record at
29-19 overall and 3-9 in Conference USA standings.
Tomorrow the Lady Pirates will look to shake off
their loss as they travel to Chapel Hill to take on
the Lady Tarheels. The team will then come home
this weekend as they enter their next conference
series against UTEP.
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COUIlter from page S5
and another dancer, were in the bathroom together
during that time and no players were with them.
A lawyer told The News and Observer of Raleigh
Sunday that one of the lacrosse team captains tried
to persuade the dancers to continue the show while
the two were locked in the bathroom. Some players
accused the women of pocketing the $800 fee and
not performing. The dancers then left the house,
attorney Joseph Cheshire V told the newspaper.
The photos show a sequence In which the two
women were performing for a room lined with
"These photographs not only help to set
the scene, a scene different than what has been
described, but also create an appropriate timeline
Cheshire gave the newspaper this account of
what the photographs show:
The first sequence of photographs, taken over
three and a half minutes, shows two women dancing
in negligees in the living room of the Durham off-
campus house rented by the team's three captains.
In the first, the accuser is lying on the floor, he
said. The other woman is on her feet. The lacrosse
players line the room, drinking out of beer cans
and plastic cups.
Eckstrand said that a few photos taken minutes
before one of the dancers made a 911 call to police
shows the accuser fumbling through her purse. Her
negligee is "not disheveled or unbuttoned and not
torn - not even close Ekstrand said.
"We also know she's not in any distress what-
soever because she's smiling Ekstrand said. The
next photo shows one of the lacrosse team captains
helping the dancer into the other dancer's car,
Ekstrand says the photos are from several people
and that a defense consultant corroborated the
Kerry Sutton, another attorney representing a
player in the case, said she and the other attorneys
wanted to share the photos with Durham District
Attorney Mike Nifong.
"Certainly, we will try to show him this version
of the events is the correct version Sutton said.
In other developments, Pete Anderson, a lawyer
representing another player, said he believes photos
that police took of the players' arms about a week
after the parties show no scratches consistent
with the accuser's version of events. According to
a search warrant, the dancer told police her fin-
gernails broke off while she was clawing at one of
the suspects' arms in an attempt to breathe while
Details released during the four-week investiga-
tion - including a message police believe was sent
from a player's e-mail account just after the party
that mentioned killing strippers - have shocked
Durham residents and unearthed racial tensions
that have occasionally plagued the city.
The accuser is black and attends the city's public
historically black university - N.C. Central. Forty-
six of the 47 lacrosse team members are white.
Nifong said early in the Investigation that a
Duke University Medical Center nurse examined
the woman and found Injuries consistent with a
rape. Nifong didn't answer calls at his home or
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No one would have felt cheated if that Rangers-
Flyers game last Tuesday ended in a tie. Given that
it makes no sense to play lengthy overtime games
in the regular season, a tie probably would have
oeen the most fitting outcome.
Having the game ended by a breakaway con-
test involving three or four players on each side is
insulting to the incredible effort all 40 players (38
not counting the backup goalies) put in over the 65
minutes of real hockey that precede it.
It would be like sending the golfers at Augusta
to a miniature golf course to decide the Masters if
the tournament is tied after 72 holes. That's how
little a shootout has to do with real hockey.
Maybe the NHL can bring a big windmill on
the ice for the players to shoot through. (I'd better
be careful. Gary Bettman might think that's a
If the game is as exciting as Bettman always
says it is, and it was pretty exciting Tuesday, let the
product stand on its own. Don't cheapen it with a
If there's something wrong with the game that
fans won't like it without the shootout, then find
a way to fix it that fits within the 60 minutes of
regulation and the five-minute overtime.
The other big problem with the shootout is that
it is skewing the integrity of the NHL record book.
For example, the Devils picked up their 40th
win of the season Wednesday night against Pitts-
burgh, making it nine consecutive seasons in which
they have reached that mark. The only problem
is nine of those wins have come by shootout, an
avenue not available in previous seasons.
The same can apply to goaltending records.
Goaltenders have the opportunity to add to their
win totals without affecting their loss totals. In
addition, goals allowed and shots faced in shoot-
outs do not impact goals-agalnst average or save
So, there is no risk for the goaltenders, only the
opportunity for reward.
Take away Martin Brodeur's eight shootout
wins and he was still one victory short of his 10th
consecutive 30-win season heading into Saturday's
game in Montreal.
Without his shootout wins, Brodeur had 432
career victories and was still five shy of catching
Jacques Plante for fourth place all time.
Similarly, Johnny Bower's Rangers' rookie record
of 29 wins would still stand if Henrik Lundqvist
didn't have his four shootout wins.
If the NHL insists on continuing this charade,
it should at least be honest about it and make some
kind of notation in the record book that differenti-
ates between shootout wins and regular wins.
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