The East Carolinian, April 18, 2006

Volume 81 Number 54
April 18, 2006
Fraternity and sorority members competed against one another in events like the water balloon toss, egg toss, tug of war and more.
Players compete at Greek Olympics
Event is part of Greek
Week activities
Greek fraternity and sorority
members gathered at the bottom
of College Hill to go head-to-
head last week during the Greek
Consisting of teams of up
to 10, fraternities and sororities
allied with one another to face
other Greeks in a variety of com-
petitive events.
Events tested a variety of
skills such as teamwork, strength
and speed. Players participated in
events such as the three-legged
race, the balloon toss, the egg
toss and a couple heated rounds
of tug-of-war.
Despite low numbers of play-
ers at first, those on hand man-
aged to have a lot of fun with the
games. Class conflicts may have
been part of the problem, some-
thing that should be taken into
consideration next year.
"I think that it is a good
chance for everyone to get to
know each other better, and get
more involved in other Greek sys-
tems said Taylor Uzzell, sopho-
more communication major and
member of Alpha Delta Pi.
"It's a nice day out, it's a real
good idea. I think they should
keep doing it each year said Sha-
mere Morrison, senior rehabilita-
tion studies major and member of
Alpha Kappa Alpha.
"Hopefully the population
will increase each year
David Wagner, member of
Phi Kappa Psi, freshman and
computer science major said, "It's
something to do. I kind of wish
more people were out here, but
there is still a couple people so,
still have fun
The director of Greek Life and
the assistant director were on
hand to enjoy watching a couple
rounds of games.
"I think it's going to be a good
week said Ion Outterbridge,
director of Greek Life.
"We're just glad students are
coming out and supporting it
"I think Greek Week is a great
way to get all the Greeks together
to do some fun activities said
Kay Christian.
"I think the Greek Week
committee, which was made up
of all students, did an excellent
job of making sure there was a
Now offering ARTstor digital library
A step toward the future
Students, faculty and research-
ers can now access approxi-
mately 400,000 visual images
and related catalog data online
through ARTstor, a non-profit
initiative with a mission to use
digital technology to enhance
scholarship, teaching and learn-
ing in the arts and other fields.
Joyner Library provides access
through its database pages.
ARTstor documents artistic
and historical traditions across
many time-periods and cultures
and focuses on, but is not limited
to, the arts. Students in many
disciplines, including history,
religion, literature and classical
studies, will want to use ARTstor.
ARTstor's software tools enable
users to view and analyze images
through features such as zoom-
ing and panning, and to save
groups of Images for personal or
group uses, as well as for use in
lectures and other presentations,
either online or off-line.
Kelly Adams, Director of the
School of Art and Design Media
Center, described the usefulness
of this new subscription.
"As an interdisciplinary
resource, ArtStor, with features
such as the Quick Time Virtual
Reality (QTVR) or zoomingpan-
ning, provides a more animated
environment for teaching tradi-
tional courses, distance educa-
tion and scholarly presentations.
ArtStor balances the complex
interests of intellectual property
owners while providing vast col-
lections of digital images and
related cataloging for pedagogical
and scholarly purposes
The Collection has been
derived from several source
collections that are the product
of collaborations with librar-
ies, museums, photographic
archives, publishers, slide librar-
ies and individual scholars.
These source collections include
images documenting art and
architecture from the United
States, Europe and Asian coun-
ARTstor is further enriched s
by specialty collections of old j
master European prints from the
15th to the 19th Centuries, the
MoMa Architecture and Design
Collection, the Smithsonian o
Institution's Native American Art
and Culture Collection from the
National Anthropology Archives
and the Schlesinger History of
Women in America Collection.
For more information about
ARTstor, please contact the
Joyner Library Reference Desk S
at 328-6677, AIM: JoynerRef or
This writer can be contacted at S
news@theeastcarolinian. com.
These are examples of the
abundance of images students
can access on ARTstor.
Competition intense at some elite
universities for top minority students
Minority students are being 'fought over' by many prestigious schools.
(KRT) High school student
Emily Harris remembers coming
home one day to find 27 college
letters and brochures waiting for
her near her family's front door
in Hyde Park, 111. She recalls that
day, she says, because her two
younger sisters took some pride
in counting her college recruit-
ment letters every day, one by
"We would just laugh about
it she said with a smile.
"They thought it was hilari-
ous that I would receive so much
mail in one day
A high-achieving black
senior, Harris has been fought
over by a range of elite universi-
ties that might make some of her
classmates jealous, and now she
has to make up her mind: Will it
be Yale, Stanford, Columbia? Oh
yeah, the University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign accepted
her, too.
"They offered me a full-
tuition scholarship at the U. of
I Harris said.
"I'm not going to go there, but
I haven't told them yet. It's just
not one of my top choices
Harris, a student at Chicago's
Walter Payton College Prepa-
ratory High School, basically
has had limitless options since
last spring when she racked up
impressive scores on the ACT and
SAT, the two widely used college
entrance exams.
She got a composite score
of 34 out of a possible 36 on
the ACT, a test now required of
all Illinois public high school
juniors, and she earned a com-
bined score (verbal and math) of
1480 on the SAT (out of a possible
In the high-stakes competi-
tion to attract a diverse student
body at the nation's elite univer-
sities, scores like that, combined
with an A average and extracur-
ricular activities, make Harris
the scholastic equivalent of a
rock star.
While college entrance exams
are only part of the picture when
it comes to student recruitment,
the following statistics provide a
vision of what some university
officials say they are up against.
The numbers are still being
compiled for Emily's class of
2006, but for high school seniors
across the country in 2005, there
were 864 blacks and 2,033 Lati-
nos who earned a composite score
of 29 or above on the ACT, while
66,708 white seniors did.
In the SAT testing program,
there were 696 blacks and 1,458
Latino seniors in the class of 2005
who earned combined scores
of 1400 or higher, while 36,471
white seniors did.
Clearly, the nation's very best
minority students, particularly
blacks, American Indian and
Latino, make up a small pool,
and they are generally the most
underrepresented student groups
at elite universities.
Court challenges have resulted
in universities pulling back from
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The Swash
Improv group
will be on fire
wide variety of events
Lindsey Sherer, a graduate
assistant at the office of Greek Life
said, "I think this is great. I think
it's something to unify all three
of the umbrella organizations,
which our campus really needs
Phil Kendall, IFC Public Rela-
tions Chair and member of Kappa
Sigma, was in charge of the Greek
Olympics this year.
"For the first time trying to
do something like this in a while,
I think it was pretty good said
"We could have a little bit
better of a turnout with people
showing up, but everybody who
came in gave 110 percent and we
had a good time
This writer can be reached at
'Blazin' Wing Challenge'
in Wright Plaza today
The Swash Improv Group is
going to take the "Blazin' Wing
Challenge" in Wright Plaza on
Tuesday April 18 from 12 - 2
p.m. to promote their Plaque
Attaque Tour finale show on
April 20 at 8 p.m. at Mudslinger's
Coffee Shop. Instead of hand-
ing out flyers in Wright Plaza,
the Swash players will entertain
and promote by eating a total of
100 notoriously "blazin wings.
Their blood, sweat and tears
will let the campus know just
how serious The Swash is about
entertaining. The Axis of Stevil,
a local Web site designer, axisof-, will be sponsoring
the event.
The Swash Improv Group's
final show to their Plaque Attaque
Tour is on Thursday April 20 and
starts at 8 p.m. Mudslinger's
Coffee Shop is located next to
Aqua nightclub, on Evans Street.
As always, the show is free.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian. com.
Acts of kindness
(KRT) First, giant signs
appeared on Washington Uni-
versity's campus, each with a
cryptic message or question, such
as "Wake up" or "What will you
change?" or "Can you feel it?"
The next week, boxes filled
with toy, beach balls, soccer balls,
Frisbees, materialized in various
locations. Some of the signs were
changed to read: "Play nicely"
and "Pass it on
Then last week, two horse-
drawn carriages showed up unan-
nounced outside residence halls
to give students free rides to class.
There was no explanation, just
signs on each carriage that read,
"It's your turn
Among the signs that week:
"Where are you going?" and
"Get back on your horse" and
"Cowboy up
Some apathetic college stu-
dents haven't noticed all of these
strange signs and happenings
around campus, and don't really
care. But many Washington U.
students have been murmuring
to each other, wondering about
the identity of the anonymous
benefactors behind the "Your
Turn" campaign who are trying
to jump-start a chain reaction
of kindness.
"I think it's a really cool idea
said Lauren Jaffe, a freshman
from Columbus, Ohio, as she sat
outside the library on a warm,
breezy day.
"It reminds me of that movie
. . said Lisa Podlecki of Long-
mont, Colo as she looked to Jaffe
for help. Her eyes lit up, and she
blurted out, "Pay It Forward
At first, Jaffe said she thought
students must be behind it. But
she wasn't so sure when the car-
riages arrived, figuring instead
that it must be somebody with
lots of money.
But Podlecki pointed out
that the whole enterprise seems
very "college-y" with its idealistic
"I think it's cool they aren't
taking any recognition for it
Jaffe said.
"Yeah, if you do it for recogni-
tion, it's not random and kind
Podlecki said.
"It just makes it more . . .
nice Jaffe agreed.
Another part of the "Your
Turn" campaign is to get stu-
dents, faculty and staff to write
anonymous notes to the people
who have made a difference in
their lives. When people send
those notes to a certain e-mail
address, the secret do-gooders
will send those notes along to the
recipients through campus mail.
The letters encourage the recipi-
ents to spread the love by writing
similar notes to others.
It should be noted that it's
rare for students to receive letters
in their campus mailboxes. So
the "Your Turn" folks use e-mail
to remind e-mail-addicted stu-
dents to check their mailboxes.
Jill Carnaghi, assistant vice
chancellor of students, said she
received the "nicest anonymous
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Crime beat
Sexual Assault in Greene
Hall was reported April 3. It is
under further investigation.
Larceny in Todd Dining
Hall was reported April 3 and is
under further investigation.
A report of damage to prop-
erty in Scott Hall is under fur-
ther investigation.
A vehicle hit a pedestrian
April 5 on 10th street. A cita-
tion has been issued.
Driving while license was
revoked on College Hill Drive
was reported April 8. It hat
been closed and cleared by
An armed robbery in Slay
Hall April 8 is under further
Damage to property in
Tyler Hall occurred April 8 and
has been closed and cleared by
arrest. A citation has also been
lU-lk Hall had a case of
drunk and disruptive assault
on a female April 8. It has been
closed and cleared by arrest.
At the Brody construction
site, Larceny of a cell phone
April 7 was reported and is
under further investigation.
Larceny of License Plate
in Fletcher Hall was reported
April 9 tnd is. upder-blither
Joyner Library had a ce of
larceflfof money April 9 and is
under further investigation.
This writer can be contacted at
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RACHEL KING News Editor CLAIRE MURPHY Assistant News Editor
TUESDAY April 18, 2006
Last chance for
Buccaneer Photos '06
Wednesday. April 26 from 9 am until 5
pm in Mendenhall Great Room One
Cap and gown may be taken
separately and packages are
available for purchase.
Contact 328-9236 to reserve a
time. Walk ins are also welcome.
Interactive seminar
for non-profit board
April 27 from 8 am. until 10 am. in the
Willis Building on East First Street.
ECU and the United Way of
Pitt County have partnered to
host a free Legal and Financial
Accountability Seminar for board
members and staff of eastern North
Carolina non-profit organizations.
Must registerby April 21 at 737-1345
'Guys and Dolls'
Tuesday, June 27 through
Saturday, July 1
8 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 III
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 Swerling'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.
Tickets are required and are$20-$30
Contact 328-6829 or 1-800-ECU-
ARTS for additional information.
The Fantastlcks'
Tuesday, July 11 through Saturday,
July 15 at 8 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday
and 2 p.m. Saturday
In Mcginnis 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. 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.
Ticketsare required and are$20-$30
Contact 328-6829 or 1-800-ECU-
ARTS for additional information.
Summer Drama Camp
Monday, July 24 through Saturday,
July 29
1 pjn. until 4 p.m at Studio Theatre.
Messick Theatre Arts Center.
This is a fun-filled program
emphasizing growth and
discovery through theatre arts.
Classes include: Beginmng Acting
Technique for student aged 14-
18; Character Development for
students aged 11-13; Creative
Dramatics for students aged 7-10.
$100 per child
Contact Patch Clark at 328-1196 Of
e-mail her at
Wake County Public
School System Spring
Teacher Job Fair
Saturday May 20 2006 from 830 am
jnB 230 pm at Forestvie Elementary
School and Knightiate High School
if you are fully licensed, have
completed your student teaching,
or are eligible for a valid teaching
license, join hundreds of other
candidates at the Spring Teacher
Job Fair School acninistrators will
be on-ste to conduct interviews and
to offer contracts to select applicants.
Al candidates must pre-register and
receive confirmation to attend the
k fair Pre-register online from May
1-17, at wcpss.netsignupjob-fair.
For more information contact:
Phone: (800) 346-3813 or (919)
BSNA Officer Elections
The Black Student Nurses
Association will be electing new
officers and serving food in the
nursing building (Rivers West)
room 102 on Thursday, April 20
at 5 p.m. Contact Erika Green
at for more
Chicken house regulations up for
COLUMBIA, S.C (AP)-State lawmakers
are considering a bill that would limit
local governments' ability to regulate
large poultry operations.
The bill, which has already passed
the Senate, would block an ordinance
being considered by Oconee
County officials to protect residential
neighborhoods from having major
chicken houses move in next door.
Steve Collier, an executive with Fieldale
Farms, has poultry processing plants
just across the state line in Georgia.
"Some local regulations are so
restrictive that their basic intent was to
preclude all agricultural operations
Collier said.
"I really believe that has been the
mind-set in some counties. When that
happens, that is wrong
But attorney Bob Guild said the major
chicken operations in Georgia which
produces more broiler chickens that any
other state, are running out of places to
expand there and want to move into the
northwest comer of South Carolina.
"They are coming Into Oconee
County because they've burned up
all the available sites' in Georgia,
said Guild, a Sierra Club member
from Columbia.
There's a big move afoot
Large poultry operations house
thousands of birds in bams. If not
properly, managed, the farms can
create strong odors and send polluted
runoff into creeks.
Frances Medlin lives in Oconee
County and worries her community
will be ruined by the industry's
expansion. From her porch, she can
see the Appalachians and a vacant
field where a large chicken farm is
planned. It has state approval and
would house more than 100,000
chickens at a time.
Guild is representing Medlin and her
community in fighting the farm.
"We are not going to have fresh air if
that farm goes in she said.
In the past five years, the South
Carolina Department of Health
and Environmental Control has
received more than 400 poultry
farm complaints, mostly about
odor and manure, said Sen. Phil
Leventis, D-Sumter.
Conspiracies, a police stop add
Intrigue to House OOP primaries
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP)-As House
Democrats meet this week to .
discuss whether to keep embattled
Speaker Jim Black as their leader,
their Republican counterparts are
generating intriguing story lines of
Speaker Pro Tempore Richard Morgan,
R-Moore, has formally accused a
group once financed by his chief rival
of political conspiracy and says it has
targeted him and four of his allies for
defeat in the May 2 primary. The state
Republican Party has also made the
unusual move of sending money and
volunteers to Morgan's home turf to
work for the defeat of the man party
leaders considers a traitor.
"You judge a tree by its fruit, and the
fruit coming off this tree is Democrat
said Bill Peaslee, chief of staff for
the state GOP.
"I can see why Richard wants us
to stay out of it, because he's the
Add stories of a police officer and
private investigator shadowing
candidates and struggles to control
the party in the narrowly divided
House and the drama mounts.
"It's going to be interesting in the
next few weeks said Billy Creech,
a former House member. "It's a two-
party state and you've got factions
in every party Everybody wants to
be the boss
As it did during the GOP primary
two years ago, the committee is
participating in what it calls "issues
advocacy highlighting the voting
records of five incumbent Republican
House members its leaders want to
see defeated.
The group has sent out mailings in the
districts of each of those incumbents,
accentuating their support for a
leadership coalition between Morgan
and Black in 2003 and 2005, for budgets
that they say raised taxes by $1 billion
and for a legislative redistricting map
favorable to Democrats
Boylan, a small business owner from
Pinehurst, alleged in one case that
a Morgan supporter reported him
to police while he was sitting in his
vehicle on the side of a neighborhood
road during a campaign break.
"These people are attacking me
personally said Boylan, who
estimates he's knocked on 3,000
doors in the district, even getting bit
once by a dog. He didn't know if the
owner supported him or Morgan.
"It was sore for about three or four
days he said.
An oddly compelling Landscape
of the Body' makes for strong
NEW YORK (AP)-Ready for a little
theatrical identity crisis?
John Guare's "Landscape of the
Body" is a weird amalgam of murder
mystery, musical theater, otherworid
fantasy and sordid family drama.
to categorize, but in the Signature
Theater Company's strong revival,
which opened Sunday, it becomes
an oddly compelling, if occasionally
puzzling, evening of theater.
Director Michael Greif has put together
a fine cast of actors, several of them
gathered from a production he did at
Massachusetts' Williamstown Theatre
Festival in 2003.
"Landscape of the Body" plays with
time and space, not to mention the
afterlife. Its narrator is dead, a striking
blonde named Rosalie (portrayed by
the evocative Sherie Rene Scott) who
has been mowed down by a bicycle
in New York's Greenwich Village.
But that doesn't stop her from telling
the story, in flashback, about how her
sister (Lili Taylor) and teenage nephew
(Stephen Scott Scarpulla) came to
Manhattan to talk her into returning
home to Bangor, Maine. Instead,
the two ended up staying after her
death, with the sister assuming her
dead sibling's job as a part-time
pom actress and working in a sleazy
travel agency run by a cross-dressing
manager (Bernard White).
The opportunistic nephew gets his
kicks hustling older men on the
Christopher Street piers. When the
young man is found decapitated,
his mother, Betty, is questioned by
the police, including a persistent
detective (Paul Sparks) who thinks
she has committed the murder.
But then she also sings chirpy musical-
comedy songs that feature lyrics such as
"It's amazing how a little tomorrow can
make up for a whole lot of yesterday
Suspect In girl's killing described
as quiet, humorless
PURCELL, Okla. (AP)-The man
accused of killing a 10-year-old
neighbor girl for an elaborate plan
to eat human flesh joked about
cannibalism on his online diary,
discussed the effects of not taking
his anti-depression medication
and mentioned "dangerously
weird" fantasies.
All he wanted in life, Kevin Ray
Underwood wrote in his blog, was "to
be able to live like a normal person
People who knew Underwood
described him Sunday as a quiet,
"boring" and seemingly trustworthy
young man. His mother who
lived across town called him a
"wonderful boy
"This is something that I don't
know where it came from Connie
Underwood said of her son through
tears in a brief telephone interview
with The Associated Press.
"I would like to be able to tell her
family how sorry we are. I just feel
so terrible
Kevin Underwood, a 26-year-old
their own with more infighting. Those ingredients make the play hard grocery store stocker in this small
The Canadian dream
proves an alluring call
Reyes Suaste is from Guanajuato, Mexico, and is now in Canada, participa
(KRT) He'll miss Dallas, a
place he once worked, but not
enough to return anytime soon.
Migrant worker Reyes Suaste has
discovered Canada.
This year he'll head way north
to pick chili and cucumbers.
Dallas is much closer to his home
in the central Mexican state of
Guanajuato, but there are other
aspects of the U.S. immigrant
experience he is happy to do with-
out: "1 won't miss being treated
like a criminal and not knowing
when I can return home he said.
Suaste, 27, his brothers, Alejan-
dro, 30, and Eusebio, 25, and more
than a dozen other men from Gua-
najuato are heading to Quebec, not
with the help of ruthless, pricey
smugglers known as coyotes, but
on airplanes with assigned seating
and iced drinks. The men will join
more than 13,000 other Mexicans
in Canada as part of a guest worker
program for agricultural workers.
Proposals for a guest worker
program have drawn fierce opposi-
tion in the U.S but proponents say
the Canada program offers some
big advantages: workers are treated
better, and they return home at the
end of their assigned stay.
Mexican authorities say their
32-year-old pact with Canada
could serve as a model for a similar
program with the United States.
"This program is about meet-
ing supply and demand said
Miguel Gutierrez Tinoco of Mexi-
co's Foreign Ministry, which helps
oversee the program with Canada.
In 32 years, Tinoco said, "1 know of
no one who has violated the agree-
ment and stayed behind We can
do the same thing at a larger scale
with the United States
Others disagree, saying it is
unrealistic to view the Canadian-
Mexico agricultural program as a
possible model because of vastly dif-
ferent situations. While the Cana-
dian agricultural worker program
takes in a few thousand workers a
year, the U.S. has as many as 6 mil-
lion Mexican illegal immigrants.
Bruce Goldstein, executive
director of the Washington-
based Farmworkerjustice Fund, a
farmworker advocacy group, said
that any agreement between the
United States and Mexico must
"include an overall comprehen-
sive component referring to
proposed legislation that would
offer workers a path toward
legal status. "We're a nation of
immigrants, not a nation of guest
workers he said.
In Ottawa, Mario Rondeau,
Canada's acting director of the
foreign worker program, called
It "a considerable success
"It's hard in the summertime,
it's difficult to find Canadians to
do these jobs Rondeau said. "The
program has been a success
He declined to specu-
late on whether such a pro-
gram would work between
the United States and Mexico.
Meanwhile, on a bright spring
day in San Marcos, Elias Martinez,
33, was telling the Suaste broth-
ers about Canadian hospitalitv.
"You'll find that Canadians
will actually make you feel wel-
comed, like you belong there and
you have a purpose he said. "1
once had car problems, and a
Canadian couple stopped and
offered help and even took me
out for a sandwich
Martinez has worked in Quebec
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community 40 miles south of
Oklahoma City, was arrested Friday.
Investigators searched his apartment
after he aroused their suspicions at a
checkpoint, and found a large plastic
tub in a bedroom closet. According to
a police affidavit, he confessed that
he killed Jamie Rose Bolin, telling FBI
agents: "Go ahead and arrest me. She
is in there. I chopped her up
Jamie's unclothed body was inside
the tub, along with a towel used to
soak up blood, officials said. Police
said that, while there were deep saw
marks on the girl's neck, she had not
been dismembered.
His most recent job was as a stocker
at a Griders Discount Foods grocery
store in Oklahoma City, where he
arrived early for his shift Friday, said
a manager at the store, Jerry Castro.
"He was the same as always Castro said.
"He was quiet and kept to himself He didnt
interact with people. It just didnt dawn on
you that this was something he'd do
Canada confirms new case of
mad cow disease
TORONTO (AP)-Canada confirmed a
case of mad cow disease on Sunday
at a farm in British Columbia, the
country's fifth case since May 2003,
when the United States closed its
border to Canadian beef.
The Canadian Food Inspection
Agency announced Thursday it had a
suspected case of bovine spongiform
encephalopathy, or BSE.
In humans, meat products
contaminated with BSE has been
linked to more than 150 deaths, mostly
in Britain, from variant Creutzfeldt-
Jakob Disease, a rare and fatal nerve
In a written statement, the inspection
agency said the case would have no
bearing on the safety of Canadian
beef, because no part of the animal
entered the human food or animal
feed systems.
Inspectors have tested roughly
100,000 animals since Canada's first
case was detected in Alberta and
have said they expect to find isolated
cases of the disease.
It is second animal bom after a 1997
ban on cattle feed to test positive for
mad cow.
A cow from an Alberta farm tested
positive for the disease in January.
The cow's age raises questions about
the effectiveness of the ban, because
the disease is believed to spread
only when cattle eat feed containing
certain tissues from infected cattle.
Cattle protein was commonly added
to cattle feed to speed growth until
Canada, and the United States,
banned the practice in 1997.
It could indicate a lack of compliance
with the ban by Canadian feed plants
or farmers.
"It is important to note that Canada's
monitoring system identified this
animal as one that should be removed
from the food and feed supply chain,
ensuring food safety continues to
be protected Johanns said in a
The Canadian Cattlemen's
Association, which represents some
90,000 beef producers, estimated
they lost more than $5.7 billion during
the two-year ban.
Anglican cleric finds Iraqis
turning to religion as respite from
harsh life
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP)-Attendance is
booming at the Rev. Andrew White's
church as more Iraqi Christians seek
solace in religion to cope with a life
of car bombings, kidnappings and
Every month, "Canon White as he
is known here, travels to Baghdad
to minister to the faithful, including
Western Protestants and Iraqi Assyrian
Christians, who must be bused into
the U.Sprotected Green Zone to hear
him preach after al-Qaida put a price
on his head.
Over the past three years, the number
of Iraqis attending his services has
grown to about 900, said the 41 -year-
old British Anglican priest.
"People turn to religion when they are
desperate White said in an interview
in a Green Zone coffee shop after
conducting three Easter services.
"Because if you've got nothing else,
you turn to God
"You could see it in their faces
White said.
But with the lid off, sectarian divisions
began to surface, and eventually
boiled over. Churches and mosques
have been bombed. Four of White's
top lay leaders disappeared on their
way home from a conference in
Jordan last September.
They really think they're doing the
work of God, and that's why we've
got big problems he said of the
religious extremists.
"Religion when it goes wrong, it goes
very wrong. It puts people in danger.
And when somebody thinks that
God is telling them to do something,
how do you change them?"
What the country needs, he says,
are religious leaders of all faiths
willing to discuss their differences
and politicians with the will to
govern in a spirit of unity.
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affirmative-action programs for
everything from admissions to
enrichment programs upping
the stakes in the competition
for the nation's top minority
students such as Emily Harris.
A soccer and guitar player,
Harris guesses she has received
hundreds of splashy letters from
interested schools.
"Students also have called
and e-mailed and invited me
to events she said about her
contact with one school, Yale
University, where she received an
acceptance letter in December.
She considers the school her top
choice but has until May to make
a final decision.
University admissions offi-
cials say they pursue top minor-
ity students with scholarships,
fly-ins to campus and a bar-
rage of outreach efforts, includ-
ing using current students and
alumni to extol the virtues of
their schools.
Some schools in rural areas
as areas, as well as some small
liberal arts colleges also colleges,
also make a special effort to
target Asian-American students,
since because their numbers
can be particularly small low
on those campuses, university
officials say.
For Harris, being competi-
tively courted means the Uni-
versity of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign sweetened its admis-
sions offer with a scholarship,
and Yale, after accepting her in
December, put her in touch with
other students, hoping to estab-
lish a personal connection.
She was invited to Yale this
month for a special program set
up to solidify the bond between
prospective freshman and the
university. She also thought it was
a nice touch when Yale sent her a
T-shirt and a car bumper sticker.
"I didn't like Harvard said
Harris, whose dark, curly hair
and bright smile make her look
younger than 18. She visited
Harvard along with other top
East Coast schools last fall.
"1 liked Yale because people
work hard but they also know how
to have a good time she said.
"Harvard just wasn't a good
University officials at elite
schools across the country,
including those at the University
of Chicago, have long argued that
their attempts to create a campus
with a diverse mix of students is
complicated by the fact that the
top schools are often competing
for the same people.
"There is terrific competition
for those top minority students
said Michael Behnke, vice presi-
dent for university relations and
dean of college enrollment at the
University of Chicago. U. of C.
"They all have wonderful
options, and we like to get as
many of them as we can he said.
The intense competition
for the same small pool of high
achievers is one reason the Uni-
versity of Chicago has had trou-
ble nudging up its percentage
of incoming black freshman,
according to outgoing President
Don Randel. That percentage
now hovers between four 4 per-
cent and 5 percent.
"Now we are doing more
phone calls, more mailings,
we help students with travel
expenses to visit campus added
Merit scholarships also can
be a key to attracting top stu-
dents, said Behnke. The total cost
for undergraduates attending the
University of Chicago for the
2006-2007 academic year, for
example, will be nearly $45,000,
according to university officials.
U. of C. officials say another
approach also has been to help grow
its own new entrants with a pro-
gram started three years ago called
the Collegiate Scholars Program.
The enrichment program,
aimed at Chicago Public Schools
students rather than at minority
students exclusively, starts in the
summer break between the 9th
and 10th grades, and allows top
city students to spend six weeks
in intensive coursework at the U.
of C. Afterward, the university
continues to work with the stu-
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for five years, picking cucumbers
and melons for G1FAR Co an
agribusiness. He routinely works
the planting and harvesting
seasons, allowing him to go
home to his family five or six
months a year with his pockets
stuffed with cash.
Before he started working in
Canada, he used to pack a small plas-
tic bag with a few clothes, a water
jug, his wife's burritos, a baseball
cap and comfortable running shoes
and head for the yards and roofs
of Dallas. He made good money,
he said, but he hated the journey,
abusive smugglers, and days of
walking along the banks of the Rio
Grande or in the desert, not know-
ing where he was or when he'd see
his wife and three children again.
"As an illegal immigrant,
you're also always vulnerable he
said. "And in Dallas I was always
looking over my shoulder to see
if the migra (Border Patrol) was
behind me. And then all the per-
sonal attacks against us
The Suaste brothers nodded
their heads in agreement. These
men, at least, said they have no
intention of ever abandoning
their homeland. The three live on
the same plot of family land with
their parents, wives and chil-
dren. Their three homes, built
with money earned in Dallas and
beyond, are clustered together.
"We don't want to be any-
body's burden said Alejandro.
"We just want to work, help feed
our families back home, and
return again without the dangers
of crossing the border
President Bush has said
matching foreigners with U.S.
jobs that Americans won't do
will help "bring people out of the
shadows of American society so
they don't have to fear the life
they live
The Seasonal Agricultural
Workers Program allows Cana-
dian farms to recruit foreign
workers if they can't find Cana-
dians to harvest their crops. It
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ful of foreign workers. These
days, there were so many Mexi-
can workers in Ontario alone,
7,200 that last year the Mexican
government set up a new consul-
ate office to meet their needs.
In Canada, workers are pro-
vided with housing and trans-
portation. Employers pay for
the plane ticket and then deduct
some of those costs from the
employee's paycheck. The work-
ers return home at the end of the
harvest season with a letter from
their employer either inviting
them to return next season or
not. Officials say 75-80 percent
of all employees do return.
Mexican President Vicente
Fox is calling on Canada to
expand the program.
"We should move out from
agriculture to other services and
other kinds of jobs, and we are
working on this with the Canadian
government Fox told the Toronto-
based Globe and Mail newspaper.
In Toronto, David Rosenblatt,
managing director of Rosenblatt fir.
Associates, a recruiting agency, said
Canada's birth rate of 1.5 children
per female, an aging population,
plus a brain drain of people leaving
for the United States means that the
country faces pressing challenges.
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"I've carried it around for
days she said, adding that she
has written down a list of people
she plans to write notes to in
Carnaghi also disclosed that
she knows the identity of some of
the people involved in the "Your
Turn" campaign but has prom-
ised to keep their anonymity.
"I think they really are sin-
cere about just focusing on the
content and not who are the
individuals involved in it, or
what are their affiliations, and
is there an ulterior motive she
Alina del Castillo, a junior
from Rockville, Md who took
one of the carriage rides last
week, said she hoped students
would find out by the end of
the year who was behind the
kindness, so they could repay
the favor.
"It does make me want to be
nicer to people around me she
said, as she paused while doing a
Sudoku puzzle on the quad.
Andrew Walzer, a senior
from Memphis, Tenn said he
has noticed that something dif-
ferent has been going on around
But he wasn't ready to attri-
bute it to pure kindness.
Was this some way the school
is trying to get money from stu-
dents, he wondered?
"But if it's all in the spirit of
kindness he trailed off, then
that would be cool, he said,
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Dispatch, the people behind 5
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in return. To do something just
because it's a nice thing to do is
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TUESDAY April 18, 2006
Our View
Why is it only wrong when
Brittany Spears does it?
Oh how we all love hearing about what the pop
princess Brittany Spears does on a daily basis.
Everything from her childcare woes to her switching
toothpaste seems to be newsworthy information.
But what about the real people out there, the typical
American parents who are making the same child-
care mistakes as Spears, who aren't receiving public
attention and are never reprimanded?
Over the past few months, Brittany Spears, her
husband Kevin Federtine and their 6-month-old son
Sean Preston have been in the news just about daily.
Spears and Federiine's quick engagement and mar-
riage, their divorce rumors and all of the "problems"
with her pregnancy have brought their faces on to
the newsstands for months. Now with all of the public
concerns over their inadequate parenting, they are
even more popular. Is any press still good press?
According to the Associated Press, the two most
recent incidences of stupidity, dropping Sean
Preston and driving around with him in her lap,
were not a result of anything being "improper
within the home The real problem in this situa-
tion, however, is that when celebrities do some-
thing wrong, it is a huge problem but if the
American public does it we ignore it and hope it
will go away rather than let the country look bad.
There are parents and caregivers all over this
country that drop babies, don't make children sit
in their car seats and abuse children each and
everyday. What about all of those parents? Why
isn't the Department of Children and Family Ser-
vices visiting their homes with a police escort?
OK, it is great to bring all of this to light, but
what can we do about it as college students?
Whether you are a teacher, a health care provider,
a construction manager or some kind of industrial
technology major, public education is part of your
job. We, the seekers of higher education, have an
obligation to this country and its children to stop
abuse, neglect and all around irresponsible parent-
ing. Some students here already have children, some
would like children and others want nothing to do
with them; which ever is the case, as a generation,
we have the power to influence future generations.
Take some time, if you already are a parent, to look at
the way you are taking care of your children and see
if there are any changes that you could make that
would not only benefit your children but also yourself.
If you are planning on having children in the future,
think about the things that will be important to you
as a parent when that time comes and learn from
the mistakes of others. If you are not going to have
children, think about joining some kind of mentoring
program or volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club over
the summer if you have some time.
Whatever you do, think about what it was like to be a
child and try to be a good role model for those younger
than yourself. And no matter what, do not follow the
example that Brittany Spears has set for childcare.
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Opinion Columnist
What I've learned
at ECU
Important tidbits to never
Four years have quickly come
and passed, and as 1 sit here to write
my final contribution to this fine
newspaper, I figured that I'd give
you something more valuable than
a simple farewell. I'm going to leave
you, our loyal and faithful read-
ers, with just a few handy tidbits
of information that I've gathered
during my time here at ECU.
1.) Mom and Dad are always
Now some of you might be
thinking "oh my gosh my par-
ents are so uncool and I hate
them Well, ladies and gents let
me tell you a short story. I never
listened to my parents grow-
ing up, and when they dropped
me off in front of Greene Hall
four years ago and my Dad told
me to remember the rule "beer
before liquor, never been sicker"
I thought he was just being trying
to be funny. On that following
Halloween, I proceeded to disobey
this drinking law and, needless
to say, I'd truly never been sicker.
I'm sure that many of you
can also agree with me when I
say that whenever I need to know
how long I should cook a piece of
chicken, or how to do my laun-
dry correctly or even if I need to
know if wearing white after Labor
Day is really that bad, Mom is the
first person I call.
Granted, I'll openly admit
that I'm thrilled about moving
back in with my parents (be lucky
you're still in Greenville because
the price of rent in any major met-
ropolitan area is about five times
as high as it is here), but if I ever
needed advice I knew who to call.
2.) People will always whine
and complain about TEC, but still
continue to read it every day.
Case and point being when
our staff discovered a Myspace
page belonging to someone who
used to work with us. This page
was smothered with rants and
attacks on everything from story
subject matter to biased opinions
and even personal attacks (the
thought of someone calling me
a "mole" still makes me chuckle
for a few minutes). This person
would not have anything to
rant about if they didn't have a
newspaper to criticize. We get a
plethora of pirate rants bashing
our paper too, hut you'll still pick
it up and read it. We thank you
for your continued loyalty.
3.) I will never understand
drivers in Greenville.
I can honestly say that I have
never in my 21 years of existence
seen more poor drivers than in
this small town. I cannot possibly
tally up the number of people that
I've seen either make a left turn
from the left lane when there is
a middle turn lane available or
the number of people that I've
seen stop at a yellow light. Now
I'm from an area just outside of
Washington, D.C and I'm used
to crazy drivers, but Greenville
drivers will always baffle my
mind. Why do people drive under
the speed limit on highways but
they'll blow through parking
lots like it's a NASCAR track?
You think I'm just making
this up? Let me tell you another
story. About a year ago, I was
driving down Evans Street when
a train was passing by. Naturally,
I stopped at the railroad cross-
ing, as did the cars next to me.
1 then look back into my rear
view mirror and see a car flying
towards me at what had to be
60 mph with no intention of
stopping. I honestly thought I
was going to die right then and
there. Suddenly the driver slams
on their brakes and the tires
screech to a stop inches behind
my bumper. When the smoke
clears from the burned rubber, I
look behind me to see the driver
(a young woman) reading a
book. She had the book spread
out across the wheel. Now if that
isn't a good way to put ottyer
people's lives in danger, I don't
know what is.
4.) People will never know
what WZMB is.
It's a shame that people don't
know about or listen to our own
campus radio station. They play
an eclectic mix of stuff that's
much better than what you'll
hear on BOB or anything else in
town. You should tune in and
give your school some love. I
know that those kids work their
butts off, so at least give them a
chance. On another note, what-
ever happened to all of the Live
Remotes they used to do?
5.) You don't have to have
a good football team to have a
good time at the games.
While our Pirate football team
might not be anything to brag
about, there is never a more fun
time than going to Dowdy-Ficklen
on game day. We love our Pirates
and we love to have fun. It doesn't
matter if we have the best record
or the worst record, students,
alumni and faculty will show up
hours in advance to tailgate and
parade their purple and gold.
6.) Halloween is a national
Do I even need to explain
this? All I have to say is that If
there are any incoming freshman
that might read this while tour-
ing campus, you really have no
idea what kind of party this town
can throw come Halloween. I
also believe that class should be
cancelled the day after Hallow-
een, if during the week, but that's
just my own opinion.
7.) Outsiders will never
respect ECU.
Now don't get me wrong,
I love ECU just as much as the
next person, but our school
will never get the respect that it
deserves. People will continue to
refer to it as "EasyU" no matter
how hard the higher ups here
try and change things. Granted
ECU is no Harvard, but I feel
like I've learned just as much, if
not more, than I would at any
other school and I'm proud to
be receiving a diploma with East
Carolina University written on it.
For those of you sending in the
pirate rants about how you dis-
like this school, feel free to leave.
Nobody's making you stay and
I'm sure you'll be just as happy
whining about another school.
8.) No matter how much we
complain about Greenville or
ECU or even going to class, we'll
miss it when we're gone.
As our last few weeks fly by
and our time at ECU comes to an
end, we seniors will never forget
our alma mater. As I watch the
dozens of potential students walk
across campus on various tours, I
can't help but think that these are
the people who will literally he
taking my place. I wish them the
best of luck, and I hope that they
have as much fun here as I did.
Regardless of the amount of work
I have ahead of me before gradua-
tion, and the countless hours I've
spent doing work, studying and
writing papers over the last few
years, ECU will always have a place
in my heart. But as they say, all
good things must come to an end.
You've been good to me ECU, and
I'll miss you as I venture off into
the real world. It's been fun.
in My Opinion
(KRT)In a span of days, pros-
pects for economic reform stepped
backward in France and sideways
in Italy. Neither bodes well for
Europe and the world economy.
French President Jacques
Chirac bowed to student protests
and rescinded a law that would
have made it easier for employers
to replace dead-weight workers.
Days later in Italy, former Euro-
pean Union President Romano
Prodi apparently edged Prime
Minister Silvio Berlusconi in a
narrow, disputed election.
France's unemployment rates,
especially among the youth, and
the lack of a mandate for change
in Italy are disheartening.
For all his capitalist trappings
and conservative muttertngs,
Berlusconi was hardly a poster
child for a more competitive
Italian economy. His reign has
been an abject disappointment. A
media mogul and one of the rich-
est men in the world, Berlusconi's
ostentatious displays of personal
wealth and power did nothing
to reverse years of economic
decline and, in the end, led the
Italian public to reject him and
his conservative message of low
taxes and free markets.
But for Prodi, breaking with
the past also will be hard medi-
cine to deliver. His narrow vic-
tory and patchwork coalition
are prescriptions for gridlock.
As prime minister a decade
ago, Prodi moved Italy closer
to economic reform than most
observers had thought possible
before his government collapsed
in disarray. But given the frac-
tured coalition that backed him
this year - or, more accurately,
opposed Berlusconi - Prodi Is
unlikely to be able to retain any
broad support for needed restruc-
turing of the Italian economy.
Similarly, Chirac's reversal on
the youth labor law runs counter
to what must be France's future.
Rigid labor laws will continue to
stifle innovation and initiative
and will pile crushing pension
obligations on future generations.
Not only did Chirac do a dreadful
job of promoting the labor plan to
a resistant public, he also squan-
dered a chance to break a legacy
of perpetual entitlements.
These trends portend further
stagnation in Europe as charac-
terized by budget deficits, high
unemployment and economic
despair. If Italy and France want
to become part of New Europe,
then Its Old Europe economic
and social attitudes must change
- and change quickly.
Dear Roommate - I've kept quiet all year long but
you need to hear this. I'm begging you, less cologne
and more showers. Three showers per week is not
enough, and it is too hot for you not to shower on
a daily basis!
To the girl in dance class who says that class is "too
easy then why are you in it? If it is so easy then why
aren't you at a more'prestige school? Stop being rude
to the teacher and your fellow peers. We are all in
that class for a reason. So show some respect to the
department or take it to another school.
The NSO lies.
Who are those guys with the awesome white preludes
going like 120 mph on the way to school on Sunday.
Beware Girls - there is a man with a cowboy hat
and sunglasses that sits near girls at Town Common
and stares at them. He is creepy just look out for
I hate when passengers see the bus about to pull
away frcm the stop, but they still walk slow talk-
ing on their cell phone. That is why 1 leave them
standing there.
Hey ECU students. In case you might have missed this
information in the numerous TEC articles throughout
this year, the ECU Board of Trustees proposed a tuition
increase of $250, which was approved by the N.C.
Board Of Governors, who approved increases among
all of the 16 UNC system schools. Student fees also
increased just a little bit Oh my God, I think I just
educated ECU students more about this than TEC has
all year. I should get some sort of metal or something.
I'm in love with a librarian. She stares at me so much
that I can't help but look back at her. I can't help
using the media she is near.
I probably shouldn't even like you. I'm not even
sure if I really know who you are at all. But I think
in some weird way, I'm completely in love with you.
And, I think I'm losing my mind because of it.
I love the Jewish people.
To all you drivers that don't pay attention to the
crosswalks, my boyfriend already got hit once. I
want some money too.
To all you frat boys, the 1970s called, they want
their snorts back!
Can I just say that I am so excited that they are
starting to pave Charles Street?
Look around! What you're looking for might be
right in front of you. Way too many of us are set-
tling when there s something new and better right
in front us. It might be a better job, major or the
boyfriendgirlfriend that really would be better.
Talce a risk, because sitting still and stuck in habits
is not living life, it's wasting time.
Did anybody else find it odd that on Good Friday,
the Rec Center was open, but the Library was closed.
It seems that ECU would rather its students be "not
fat" instead of being "not stupid
Dear girl walking to class in the "Kiss Me I'm Irish"
shirt. I'm a simple guy, I see green -1 go. Sign says stop
- I stop. My shirt says to machine wash warm with
like colors - I machine-wash it on warm with like
colors. You know? So don't get all bent out of shape
when I follow the directions on your shirt. Maybe
that'll teach you a little lesson. Don't wear the shirt
if you don't really mean it. And, what are you doing
wearing that shirt in the middle of April anyway?
I love that our neighbors have a party every night
but Tuesday.
I hate it when my girlfriend uses that 'voice you
know the one. It makes me totally melt and I have
to do whatever she says, it sucks.
To the anorexic chick at the gym stop running!
Go eat a cheese burger or something!
To the dude who's collar I unpopped last Friday at
a party You're Welcome!
To the person who's in love with the idiot who won't
get rid of their girlfriend. I'm in the exact same
position! Some guys just can't realize what's best for
them, even if it's right in front of their face.
To my roommate who makes smart comments all
the time. You are no better than me or anyone else.
Get over yourself and realize that one day your ass is
going to get slapped. See you for dinner tonight.
Why do professors assign group work to be done over
our "three day non-religious" Easter holiday?! Every-
body and their dog is going home and can't get together!
To the person who commented on Sharpies ruling
the universe Damn straight they do, I've got
over 100 and I can't help but just draw on things
Usually me, and they will definitely come in handy
more than one might think!
I agree with you, ranter on speaking. Trust me
people it has never killed anyone.
To the people who continue to complain about out of
state tuition - Be glad, you pay only the cost of running
the school and should be paying more. You are ripping
off everyone who has lived in N.C. for generations
and paid taxes to make the university what it is today.
Yes lady, I understand you hate your job. But seri-
ously! flow difficult is it to make a ham and cheese
omelet without reprimanding the person who
ordered it? And tell me, how do you hear the word
"bacon" when I explicitly say "ham"?
I'm addicted to "Lost" and Ebay!
Yes you do have the same rights as cars, but obey all
the traffic rules to then. Meaning you can just go
straight through a red light if no cars are coming. Oh
yeah and also you will look real cute doing your arm
signals as well if you expect us drivers to respect you.
Why is there a clunk of junk next to the art building
messing up our beautiful campus?
Thank God it's warm, small shirts and skirts are
here to stay!
Joyner needs to make floors or areas where cell
phones and MP3 Players are not allowed! I'm so
sick of hearing people abuse them.
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Page B1 252.328.6366 CAROLYN SCANDURA Features Editor KRISTIN MURNANE Assistant Features Editor
TUESDAY April 18, 2006
Names in the News:
01 love and family
Soft-spoken Shattered Glass and
Kinsey star Peter Sarsgaard, 35,
and girlfriend of four years Maggie
Gyllenhaal, who are expecting their
baby, are engaged. Gyllenhaal, 28,
appeared in Mona Lisa Smile and
Donnie Darko.
Not that much love
Jennifer Lopez is suing her first
husband, Ojani Noa, claiming he's
trying to shake her down for $5
million. Filed in Los Angeles Superior
Court, the suit claims Noa demanded
J.Lo pay up if she wanted to stop him
from publishing a tell-all book about
the couple's relationship. It also
alleges Noa violated a confidentiality
agreement by promoting the book
on TV. That agreement was struck
in an October settlement when Noa
dropped his suit claiming the love of
his life sacked him as manager of
her Pasadena eatery without cause.
Noa's attorney has yet to comment.
Keeping the faith
Ticketmaster says husband-and-
wife musical team Tim McGraw and
Faith Hill's Soul II concert tour (72
concerts in 32 markets) Is the most-
requested event in the first quarter
of 2006. Billy Joel's tour is No. two,
and Jimmy Buffett is at No. three.
Finding Synergy
The Walt Disney film Finding Nemo
has been adapted as a stage musical
featuring puppets, dancers and
acrobats with the perplexing title
Finding Nemo - The Musical, to
premier later this year at Disney's
Animal Kingdom Theater in the Wild
in Orlando, Fla.
Country Kudos
Country Music Television's
awards show featured big wins
for Keith Urban (video of the
year) and sweetheart Idol Carrie
Underwood who won two awards,
breakthrough video and female video
for her inspirational hit, "Jesus, Take
the Wheel
Preserving the Greats
In other recording and music honors,
the Library of Congress has chosen
the 50 recordings it deems worthy of
preservation this year. They include
a 1940 jam session featuring tenor
saxophonist Lester Young, 25 songs
by master blues man Robert Johnson,
President Calvin Coolidge's 1925
inaugural address, and rock, pop
and blues by B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix,
Stevie Wonder and Sonic Youth.
The charmed life
Us Weekly says "Charmed" star Holly
Marie Combs and hubby David W.
Donoho, who already have a boy,
Finley, are expecting their second
child. Don't panic, production on
"Charmed" wraps up this week, so
her condition won't cramp Holly's
career style.
A Pink statement
Pop sensation Pink has launched a
global pro-PETA petition drive on her
Web site ( for "Kick
the Bucket which asks KFC to stop
its "cruel breeding practices" and
cruel killing methods in producing
its chicken product. Celebs such
as Pamela Anderson, the Dalai
Lama, the Black Eyed Peas and
the Rev. Al Sharpton have lodged
similar complaints against KFC.
The beholder's eye
In its "first-ever Global Beauty Survey"
of 10,000 readers, CosmoGIRL! has
named Jessica Simpson "The Most
Beautiful Girl in the World
Williams update
"She's on the road to recovery a
rep for Hank Williams Jr. said about
daughter Hilary Williams, who along
with sister Holly was injured in a
March 15 car accident in Mississippi.
The women were taken to a Memphis,
Tenn hospital, which released Holly
two days later. This week Hilary was
moved to a Nashville hospital for
further treatment for a leg injury.
Cruising some more
"I've always found the if it makes me
feel better, It's OK' rationale a little
suspect" said Tom Cruise. Speaking in
GO's June issue, Tom has resurrected
his critique of psychiatry based on
his religious beliefs, saying psych
drugs are harmful. The impossible
missionary also expounded on drug
addiction. "I think it's appalling that
people have to live a life of drug
addiction when I have personally
helped people get off drugs
It's time to kick off your shoes
Head to Barefoot on the
Mall'Thursday, April 20
Final exams are looming
in the near future, last minute
assignments are being handed
out and the stress is starting to
get to everyone.
Before you hit the point
of no return, take some
time to unwind at this
year's 27th annual Barefoot
on the Mall, organized by the
Student Union.
This Thursday, April 20
from 12 - 6 p.m put away your
books, grab your shades, slide on
your flip-flops and head to the
mall in front of Joyner Library
to enjoy an afternoon of fun
and entertainment.
Barefoot offers students just
the distraction they crave to put
aside their worries for a little while.
At Barefoot students can spend
the entire afternoon playing
games and enjoying live music.
Halo laser tag, an inflatable
obstacle course and a jousting
contest are just a few of the activi-
ties that will be featured this year
at Barefoot. Prizes will include
free T-shirts, cups, bottle opener
key chains and beads.
Each year the Student Union
has a selection committee of 12
people who, throughout the year,
listen to different music and
vote on who they would like to
perform at Barefoot. This year
the committee picked a variety
of music that is sure to please any
music lover's taste.
The Greenville-based Battle
of the Bands winner Sth Gen-
eration will be kicking off the
musical festivities with their
reggaerockskafunk blend of
music around 12 p.m.
32 Below, a country-rock
band based out of Nashville, will
follow shortly after. Wilmington-
based Jah Creation will play their
blend of unique reggae music
which should bring you to your
feet for a bit of dancing.
The headlining band of the
day, The Spin Doctors, will of
course play last. The Spin Doctors
formed in 1988 and have been
playing fun, energetic music ever
since. The group is most famous
for songs such as "Little Miss
Can't be Wrong "Two Princes
"Biscuits" and "Have You Ever
Seen the Rain?" Their perfor-
mance will provide students
with their last carefree moments
of fun before reality sets in and
Barefoot ends until next year.
While enjoying the music stu-
dents can visit booths that will
be set up throughout the mall by
various student organizations in
an effort to do a bit of fund rais-
ing and raise campus awareness
see BAREFOOT page B2
Master's program talents on display
MFA thesis exhibition at Wellington B.
Gray Art Gallery
Dressing well and being confident are a must when interviewing.
Job seeking skills
After hours of hard work and dedication,
graduating students from the Master of Fine Arts
program are finally showcasing their talent in the
Wellington B. Gray Art Gallery.
Beginning Thursday, April 13 through May 22,
the MFA Thesis Exhibition is being displayed in the
Gray Gallery for public viewing.
The exhibition features various metals, sculp-
ture, ceramic and photography works from the
following artists: Jesse Bert, Brie Castell, Daniel
Collett, Corey S. Fong, Kenneth Lindsey Jervis III,
Sharon Michelle Massey, Benjamin Steven Jensen
and Melissa S. Manley.
The opening reception was held April 13 from
5 - 7 p.m. to honor the contributing artists.
Jesse Bert, Corey Fong, Sharon Massey and
Melissa Manley are MFA in metal design students.
Brie Castell and Ben Jenson are the only students
from the MFA in photography and ceramics pro-
grams, respectively, to exhibit their work in the show.
Daniel Collett and Kenneth Jarvis are both
students of the MFA in sculpture program.
see MFA page B2
Wellington B. Gray Art Gallery
Moil - Fri 10-4
Sat 10-2
banding the perfect job
Local Concerts:
On Saturday, April 22 Widespread
Panic will be performing in Raleigh at
the Alltel Pavilion at Walnut Creek.
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.

The semester is winding
down and with its end brings
the beginning of the great job
hunt. That's right, almost every-
one has begun the search for the
perfect summer job or for spring
graduates, something more per-
manent. Whichever category
you fall under there are some
essential things for everyone
to remember.
First, the
number one tip
I have to offer
is to apply at
places that are
actually hiring.
Working at
The Gap may
sound like the
perfect job for
you, but if they
aren't hiring
the chances of
you getting a
job there are
very slim.
When you're out with your
friends make sure that you pay
attention to places that have
"Now Hiring" signs up. Also,
grabbing a newspaper on Sunday
afternoon and browsing through
the Help Wanted section never
hurts. Finding a place that is
actively looking for employees
puts you that much closer to
Need some
landing an interview and, if all
goes well, a job.
Once you have found places
to apply, filled out the paperwork
and secured your references,
you may be on your way to an
interview. Going in for a job
interview can be both exciting
and unnerving, but remember-
ing a few things will make things
run smoothly.
The number one rule is to
dress to impress. Your clothing
will be the first thing to make
an impression on a potential
employer. You don't want to be
for your poor
choice of attire.
i suggest
wearing some-
thing profes-
sional with a
twist of yourself.
You want your
clothes to show
your inner self,
so be sure to
add an acces-
sory that mir-
rors your person-
ality. A bright tie, belt or necklace
is always a good way to spice it up.
During the interview make
sure to take your time when
answering questions. Rushing
through questions won't provide
your most.intelligent or thought-
ful answers. Don't worry if you
don't know what to say right
see JOB SKILLS page B2
Watermelon Queen sails through ECU
Visit these Web sites to post your
resume, search for jobs In your area,
and for more Job seeking skills!
Amanda Wilson
Juggling student life, work
and watermelons?
ECU'S campus is full of
hidden treasures within the
student body. Students attend
from places near and far, from
varying backgrounds and life-
styles. Everyone is unique and
has a different life story. One
particular story is that of North
Carolina's Watermelon Queen,
Amanda Wilson.
TEC: Where are you from?
Wilson: I'm from a very small
town outside of High Point, N.C
called Hillsville.
TEC: What is your major?
Wilson: I'm a sophomore here at
ECU and I am a creative writing
major and a psychology minor.
TEC: What defines you as an
ECU student?
Wilson: Skip the small talk lets
get right down to the hardest
question what defines me
as an ECU student? Probably
my hook hand, eye patch and
incessant need to steal, sail and
TEC: Describe your experience
asanR.A. of White Hall.
Wilson: Being an R.A. in White
has been a really enriching
experience for me. Yes, it's1 been
difficult at times, but I've made
some amazing friends and found
out a lot about people espe-
cially myself.
TEC: So, runiOr has it you are a
Watermelon Queen how did
you earn that title?
Wilson: 1 grabbed the crown
and sailed away with the booty.
Okay, so not really. My friend
that lived across the hall from me
convinced me to do it. She was
the 2005 Mar-Del Watermelon
Queen (and first runner up at
Nationals.) I'd done pageants in
the past, but 1 lost because I'm
just not a pageant kind of girl
But she insisted, and I fig-
ured, if nothing else, I get a
free weekend in Raleigh in a
nice hotel. At The North Caro-
lina Watermelon Association
Convention I competed against
five other girls in the areas of
speech (public speaking), inter-
view, sportswear, evening wear
and an on stage question. 1 was
the lucky winner, so TA DA!
"Watermelon Queendom
TEC: What are the respon-
sibilities that go along with
the title?
Wilson: The North Carolina
Watermelon Queen is a paid
public relations job with the
branch of the North Carolina
Department of Agriculture called
the North Carolina Watermelon
Association. I was responsible
for attending "appearances"
where I gave out watermelon
slices, stickers, recipe cards, bro-
chures and educated people on
the nutritional value of water-
melon. In addition to its eco-
nomic importance to our state.
Mostly, I did grocery store
openings, farmer's markets, festi-
see QUEEN page B2

QUeen from page B1
vals and welcome centers. I also
went to Washington, D.C for
"Watermelons on Capitol Hill"
where I lobbied for more money
for research in watermelon dis-
TEC: What do you plan on doing
after college?
Wilson: Well 1 have two very
different answers to that ques-
tion. My dream is to become a
published fiction author, live in
a big house in the South with a
huge front porch and drink iced
tea every day for the rest of my
life. But there's also a big part
of me that wants to do research
on how physical traumas in the
brain affect behavioral patterns
and if there are ways to prevent
the negative outcomes in surgical
and head trauma patients.
Writing has always been a
passion of mine. 1 love it, and
the prospect of being paid to
do something I love is a dream
come true. But I have a very
real and emotional connection
to the brain trauma research as
well. I have a sister who suffers
from the consistent re-growth
of tumors on the meninges of
the brain called cluster menin-
giomas. Despite surgeries that
seem to follow an every two-
year pattern, my sister has done
remarkably well. She functions
on a normal level cognitively and
socially with only minor physical
difficulties. She is blind in her
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Page B4 252.328.6366 TONY ZOPPO Sports Editor BRANDON HUGHES Assistant Sports Editor
TUESDAY April 18, 2006
Pirates sweep Albany; win streak at six
Diamond Bucs move to
25-13 on the season
Adam Witter continued his hot hitting with a grand slam in the third game against Albany this past weekend. He had 10 total RBI for the
ECU scored 40 runs and
banged out 52 hits in three games
as the Pirates swept the first ever
series with Albany 16-5, 11-3
and 13-9. Albany led in every
contest, but the relentless offen-
sive barrage from the Diamond
Bucs proved to be too much for
Great Dane pitching, as they fell
to 8-20 on the season while ECU
improved to 25-13 and have now
won six games in a row.
Adam Witter was an absolute
monster at the plate all weekend,
going 7-for-12 with a grand slam,
10 RBI and six runs scored. The
grand slam occurred in game
three in which Witter was 3-for-5
with six RBI.
"He's a true Pirate said
"It's great to see good things
happen to good people
With the Pirates trailing 9-6 in
the final game, Witter took it upon
himself to get the Pirates back in
the game. After Harrison Eldridge
and Jamie Ray recorded back to
back singles and Dale Mollenhauer
loaded the bases on a fielder's
choice, Witter delivered the final
back-breaking blow to Albany and
their hopes of winning a game,
sending Chris Ott's offering deep
over the right field wall, giving
the Diamond Bucs a 10-9 lead.
o "There's nobody on this team
that I pull harder for than Adam
Witter Godwin said.
"He works hard and good
things deserve to come to him.
I just felt like he was going to do
something good there
Witter singled with the bases
loaded again in the seventh, push-
ing two more Pirate runs across.
In all, ECU scored seven times over
the sixth and seventh innings,
seizing control of the game 13-9.
The Diamond Bucs stroked
17 hits and six Pirate batters had
multi-hit days. Witter, Eldridge
and Batts each collected three hits,
while Mollenhauer, Jay Mattox
and Ryan Wood each had two.
With an infield hit in his first
at-bat of game three, Ryan Wood
extended his hit streak to a team
high 12 games, surpassing Jamie
Ray for the longest hit streak by
a Pirate in 2006. Ray's streak was
11 games.
ECU starter Shane Matthews
had a bad outing, going just 4.2
innings, while giving up seven
runs on eights hits. He struck
out five.
Scott Andrews, who was also
shaky, found his stride and got the
win for ECU in relief. The senior
southpaw went 3.1 innings,
allowing two runs on four hits
and a walk with a strikeout.
Jason Neitz slammed the
door with a perfect ninth. Neitz's
season ERA is a ridiculous 0.42 in
21.2 innings.
In game two, Josh Dowdy was
brilliant on the mound, while
Mattox drove in a career high five
runs as ECU cruisefi to an 11-3
victory over the Great Danes.
Dowdy, who came on in
relief of starter Michael Hill,
tossed 6.1 scoreless innings of
awesome relief, striking out
nine while earning his first
win. He gave up just four
see BASEBALL page B5
Pirates give back with youth baseball clinic
Uniforms and caps that ranged in every
color from a box of crayons dotted the turf at
Clark-LeClair Stadium on Saturday morning.
There were the purple and gold uniforms of East
Carolina's baseball players and coaches along
with more than 150 youth baseball players who
turned out for a 90-minute free session that was
just as much about instruction as it was about
"This was about the love of the game ECU
head coach Billy Godwin said. "It was just a great
morning. I love this
ECU's players and coaches worked with the
youngsters on all of the basics of the game, rang-
ing from how a pitcher should throw a baseball,
how a fielder should position his feet to gather
in a ball, how a baserunner should touch the bag
and be ready to advance and how a hitter needs to
hold the bat correctly in a bunt situation. It was
difficult to determine whose smile was wider, the
youth players, the adults who loaded up SUVs and
minivans to bring them, or the members of ECU's
baseball program.
"To me, as people who have been fortunate
In this game, we owe a lot of people Godwin
said. "This would not have been successful if
nobody showed up. I've been very blessed in
this game that I feel like 1 have to give back
something to keep the fire burning in guys who I
want to play baseball. I was as excited as the
kids were
Ashley Padgett of Washington came with her
husband Chris, who filled the family camera with
pictures of their children, Reed, 10, and Josh, 7.
Ashley Padgett said she told her sons of the event I
on Thursday night and the wait for them seemed &
to be unbearable. She added how ECU outfielder i
see YOUTH BASEBALL page B5 The Pirates held a baseball clinic for the youth of Greenville over this past weekend
Men and women's track
excel over weekend
Hodge thankful he's alive after
shooting, unsure when he'll play
(SID) Three ECU men's track and field
athlete and the Pirates' 4x100 relay squad bested
NCAA Regional qualification minimums during
competition at the Sea Ray Relays held at the Tom
Black Track inside Lal'orte Stadium on the Univer-
sity of Tennessee campus, while Junior Chelsea
Salisbury captured a javelin title and earned runner-
up standing in the hammer throw event to high-
light the women's track program's participation at
the Carolina Fast Times meet at Irwin Belk Track
and Fetzer Field over the weekend.
Freshman sprinters Kev"in Thompson (10.41)
and Jerek Hewett (10.42) both earned qualifica-
tion In the 100-meter dash with personal-record
efforts that resulted in fifth and sixth-place finishes,
respectively. Junior Terrance Myers also established
u career-best effort in the hammer throw at 58.54
to pick up a second-place standing and exceed the
post-season qualification mark for the fourth time
this season.
In addition, the Pirates' 4x100 relay squad sur-
passed the NCAA minimum for the second time in
2006, finishing third with a time of 40.22, just .02
shy of the program's season-best.
Salisbury recorded a javelin toss of 39.19 meters
to edge out teammate Danielle Eiler's career-best
mark of 38.15 before setting a personal record of
her own with a 52.11-meter effort in the hammer
In all, the Lady Pirates registered 12 top 10 fin-
ishes and established six new personal standards
during the competition. Seven of ECU's top 10
standings came in the throw events as Eiler added
a fourth-place finish in the shot put (PR of 13.13
meters) and stood sixth in the discus (42.48) while
juniors Jessica Georgio (44.27) and Emily Thomp-
son (44.19) were sixth and seventh in the hammer
throw, respectively.
Other individual men's top 10 finishes of note
include freshman Brandon Small (400 meters
8th47.29) and junior Eric Frasure, who recorded a
discus throw of 50.50 meters to stand eight.
A pair of relay teams experienced action for the
first time this year as ECU's 4x200 and distance
medley squads picked up a pair of third-place results
after producing times of 1:24.06 and 10:00.40.
Both teams will return to action next weekend
when it competes at the NeelyAlumni Relays on
the"campus of North Carolina A&T University in
(AP) Julius Hodge sat at a
table by midcourt, his left leg in a
walking cast, his flesh and bones
still mending from the three
bullets that pierced his body in
a drive-by shooting.
An ever-so-slight smile
crossed his face.
"I can still shoot he said,
flipping a basketball into the air.
"I'm a passer though
Right now, he's a bystander.
The 22-year-old Denver Nug-
gets rookie returned to the Pepsi
Center on Monday for the first
time since the shooting nine
days ago. He was thankful to be
alive, but wasn't sure when he'll
play again.
"I want to take this opportu-
nity to let everyone know that
I'm feeling good and on the
road to recovery Hodge said
at the team's shoot-around, his
first public comments since the
Hodge didn't show any signs
of bitterness.
"I just try to smile as much
as possible every day he said.
"It's definitely a real tough time
on my family and friends. I just
try to pick everybody's spirits up
and just try to use my laughter
as a defense mechanism, try to
smile and not frown a lot, or
be down on myself because it's
definitely a blessing I'm still
His arrival at the Nuggets'
training facilities also brought
smiles to his teammates' faces.
"It's great to see him Marcus
Camby said. "It's great to see him
Hodge was shot in the left leg
early on April 8 while driving on
a Denver freeway after he left a
nightclub. Investigators said the
shots were fired from a car that
pulled alongside Hodge's.
"Being from New York City
was definitely tough going, and
coming out here to Colorado,
I was definitely thinking that
was real ironic Hodge said.
"It's an unfortunate happen-
ing but it's definitely a blessing
in disguise why I'm still here
today, be able to talk to you
guys, continue to see my mom's
"I'm very happy and I'm going
to take advantage of each day that
I'm here on this Earth
Hodge refused to discuss
details of the shooting because
it's still under investigation.
Adams County sheriff's depu-
ties have said they have no sus-
pects and have not determined
a motive.
Hodge said he's eager to meet
with the couple who stopped and
took him to a hospital.
"The police haven't given
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hits in his longest outing of his career.
Mattox led the Pirates at the dish, going three-for-
five with five RBI. Mollenhauer, Ray, Witter, and Wood
each added two hits for ECU, who had 15 as a squad.
After a sluggish start from Pirate pitching and
hitting in game one, which saw the Pirates trailing
Albany 3-2 heading to the bottom of the fourth,
ECU responded with 14 runs in their last five at-
bats to triumph over the Great Danes 16-5.
Starter Dustin Sasser got knocked around a bit,
giving up five runs off of seven hits and a walk in
just 4.2 innings. Senior reliever Kevin Rhodes came
on in relief of the southpaw and got the win after
the Pirates exploded in the fourth. Rhodes clearly
didn't even need half of that output from the
Buc bats, as he stifled Dane hitters for the last 4.1
innings of the game. He gave up just one hit and
one walk to improve to 2-0 on the season.
The senior righty is quietly having a phenom-
enal season, posting a 2.45 ERA in 22.0 innings.
Smith and Witter led the Pirates at the plate
with three RBI apiece, while Mattox and Ray led
the team in hits with three each.
The Diamond Bucs return to action tonight in
the season's rubber match with in-state rival N.C.
State. After State erased a 4-0 deficit to win in the
bottom of the ninth in game one in Raleigh, the
Pirates responded with a 2-1, 13-inning triumph
at home to even up the season series. Game three
will be played at Doak Field in Raleigh on Tuesday.
First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m.
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Youth Baseball
from page B4
Brandon Henderson immediately helped her older
son with his skills.
"They've already fixed something with my
son, so I'm just tickled Padgett said. "It took an
ECU player to get him straight
Patrick Searcy of Bethel, along with being
the father of a ballplayer, also coaches young-
sters with the Southern Pitt All-Stars. Searcy said
he and his son, Davis, 8, regularly attend ECU
games and the opportunity to learn and speak
with players first hand was a chance not to be
"It validates what we say Searcy said. "The
coaches and the players are all doing it
Though ECU junior pitcher Mike Flye said
otherwise, it wasn't a terribly long time ago that
he was a youth player in Greenville Little Leages.
Flye said there wasn't events like this when he was
a player for the Lion's Club. However, he smiled
looking over the field that was covered with players
of various ages and ethnicities.
"There's a lot of tradition here Flye said. "It's
good to see these young kids coming out and keep-
ing it going
That tradition is being kept up not only in sheer
volume but in quality of play, as well. Godwin
threw several sessions of batting practice for some
of the players.
Rashawn Lockamy, 10, was just one of the
numerous players to draw praise from not only
Godwin but other ECU athletes. Lockamy laced sev-
eral of Godwin's offerings for long drives that could
have gone for home runs on a Little League field.
"I was a little nervous Lockamy said. "When
I started hitting them into the outfield I wasn't
nervous anymore
The event concluded with Godwin giving some
brief points of advice to the youngsters, including
to thank the people who brought them to Clark-
LeClair, also to concentrate on school work, too, as
well as a method to use to make good decisions.
"Ask yourself if the person who loves you most
would approve of you doing that Godwin told the
group. "It's something I tell my players all the time
because it always works
ECU's athletic department is hoping this type
of event becomes a regular part of the Pirates'
season. Along with Saturday morning's clinic,
youth ballplayers in uniform had the opportunity .
to run out of the field with their favorite ECU
player prior to Saturday evening's game against
the University of Albany.
"It's great to give back because when we were
kids, guys came back to help us, too Flye said.
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Hodge, who played at North Carolina State,
was Denver's first-round draft choice in 2005,
the 20th selection overall. He got off to a rocky
start in Denver when a 37-year-old woman
accused him of trying to sexually assault her
in October, but prosecutors declined to file
Hodge spent most of his rookie season in the
NBAs developmental league and appeared in 14
games for the Nuggets this season, averaging 0.9
points and 2.4 minutes.
Originally, the Nuggets were optimistic that
Hodge would recover by the start of the playoffs, at
least to give them another body at practice. Those
plans have changed.
Coach George Karl said Monday that the
team will be much more cautious and that Hodge
wouldn't be on the practice court anytime soon.
"Julius has had a tough rookie season but he's
still an NBA player, and now we've just got to
rehab him and get him strong enough to play in
the summer Karl said.
Hodge said he's trying to find a way to turn his
shooting into a positive part of his life "because
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