The East Carolinian, June 28, 2006

Volume 81 Number 75
June 28, 2006
Network shutdown proves
problematic for staff, students
Campus network shut
down due to weather &
equipment failure
Last week all of ECU's enterprise
computers, network and internet
services were shut down due to a
power failure at the Information
Technology and Computing Ser-
vices (ITCS) building.
People seeking help at the Stu-
dent Health Services building or
at the School of Medicine had to
wait longer as the staff had to rely
on paper records, incoming fresh-
men had difficulty registering for
classes, and the student store had
difficulty operating. These were just
some of the problems that occurred
last week when the network went
According to Dr. Jack Brinn,
interim chief information officer at
the ITCS, the problems that resulted
from the ECU network's down time
were due to a mechanical failure,
not a human error. The mechanical
failure also occurred in large part
due to the recent high temperatures
and thunderstorms.
Brinn described what happened
as, "a fuse in your home going out, but
in this case, a very expensive fuse
The technical details of the
incident are as follows:
The ITCS building suffered two
power failures over the course of
last week. The first was on last Tues-
day, and caused a circuit breaker
to fail. The ITCS then contacted
their circuit breaker provider, and
scheduled to get a replacement on
their normal service window time
of Sunday 5 a.m. - 12 p.m. Mean-
while, they hoped that they could
manage with the backup circuit
breaker until then.
After surviving the electrical
storms last Wednesday, another
heat spell on Thursday strained the
Greenville Utilities power source,
which, in turn, caused a higher
amperage flow across the remaining
breaker and caused it to fail. Both
see NETWORK page 3
An emergency rescue team responded to the collapse last Thursday.
Gym roof collapses
at North Camous
Crossing comp
ECU students question
the cause and their safety
Derek Donohue clears the mud and muck from a walkway in the Town Common on the Tar River Tuesday.
Tar River level recedes after Alberto
Information that can save
your life when dealing
with flooding
Alberto brought buckets upon
buckets of rain to Greenville last
week, which caused the Tar River
to rise to dangerous flood levels by
the hour. The good news is that the
Tar River has finally receded below
the flood level.
The Tar River reached its crest
point at 18.7 feet early last Friday
morning, and then fell below the
flood stage last Saturday morning.
The minimum water level
that would be considered a "flood
stage" in Greenville is anything
over 13 feet.
"Nothing is in the fore-
cast right now regarding tropi-
cal storm development, and this
weather is truly early for us here
in Greenville wrote Tony Smart,
fire prevention and life safety man-
ager for the city of Greenville.
Smart stressed that he is always
concerned about frequent rainfall
when the Tar River is high, but at
this point he feels the river is reced-
ing nicely.
One to two times a year, on
average, the Tar River rises to
flood levels, so this is nothing
new for the city of Greenville.
If another tropical storm or
hurricane hit like Alberto in the
coming days it would definitely
cause the river to rise to dan-
gerous levels, but many experts
feel that this region will be hur-
ricane free in coming weeks.
see WATER page 4
The roof of the gymnasium at
S North Campus Crossing, located
on Greenville Blvd collapsed last
North CampUs Crossing is a
newly built apartment complex that
houses hundreds of ECU students.
Hundreds more students are sched-
uled to move into the apartment
complex this fall.
According to Tony Smart,
firerescue chief for the city of
Greenville, the call about the roof
came in at about 1:15 p.m.
No one was killed or injured as a
result of the collapse. Katy Leroux,
North Campus Crossing resident,
was the only one in the gym during
the collapse.
Leroux was unaware of what
was happening until students
began to signal to her to come out
of the building.
Leroux was using a treadmill in
the exercise room, which is directly
in front of the gym. According to
Leroux, the collapse sounded like a
loud rumble and then she felt the
doors in the exercise room shaking.
Braxton Mercer, third floor
resident, said he was sitting at his
computer in his apartment and
looked out the window to see a big
ball of dust and people running
from the gym.
Hunter Peruitt, second floor resi-
dent, described the sound of the col-
lapse as someone banging on trash
cans as loudly as they possibly could.
Firemen, policemen, news
reporters, writers for local news-
papers and more came to the
complex to find out what caused
the incident.
There are no leads qn what
caused the roof to collapse, accord-
ing to Smart. There is documenta-
tion that indicates that the gym
received an electrical inspection in
March and a building inspection
in February.
The building is undergoing
additional inspection to determine
the cause of the collapse and the
see ROOF page 3
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2006 ECULoessin
Summer Theatre
Individual ticket sales began June 1.
Please see to purchase
tickets or call 1 -800-ECU-ARTS. Summer
season tickets are available now.
"Guys and Dolls"
June 27-July 1
A Musical Fable of Broadway and
based on a story and characters of
Damon Runyon, this funny and romantic
comedy-considered by many to be the
perfect musical comedy-soars with
the spirit of Broadway as it introduces
us to a cast of vivid characters who
have become legends in the canon.
Everything works out in the end, thanks
to the machinations of Abe Burrows
and Jo Sweriing'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 even
into the sewers of New York City.
"The Fantasticks"
July 11-15
The original production opened on May
3,1960 at the Sullivan Street Playhouse
in New York's Greenwich Village
where it's still playing after 15,000
performances making The Fantasticks
is the longest-running musical in the
world! At the heart of its breathtaking
poetry and subtle sophistication is a
purity and simplicity that results in 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 that engages
the audience's imagination and
showcases a strong ensemble cast.
Free HIV testing and
Health Fair
PiCASO (Pitt County AIDS Service
Organization, Inc.), in collaboration
with HIV PACT, Pitt County Health
Dept. and ECU Physicians, will
recognize National HIV Testing Day
with free HIV testing this week and
a block partyhealth fair on Friday.
Today: Testing is available from 4-7 p.m.
at the Griffon Community Resource
Center, 540 Queen St Griffon (561 -7503).
Thursday: Testing will be available
from 6-8 p.m. at Pactolus Community
Resource Center, 5688 HWY 264 East
Friday: Testing will be available from
4:30-7:30 p.m. at the block partyhealth
fair on Chestnut Street in Greenville.
A rapid test will be used at each site
to provide results in 20 minutes. The
testing involves swabbing the inside of
the mouth. Counseling will be available
before and after testing.
Tragedy strikes in Phi Kappa Psi
Isaac Ashton Rhodes dies
in tragic accident
Ashton was a memberof the Sandy
Bottom Vol. Fire Department.
He is pictured below with his
girlfriend, Cori Nilsen.
On Thursday, countless friends'
and family members' lives were
changed in an instant as Isaac
Ashton Rhodes, 21, died in an
2 undisclosed accident while at the
g home of a friend. Because of the
nature of the incident, friends have
3 requested that no details on his
actual death be published. How-
o ever, many of his closest friends and
coworkers have taken the time to say
a few words about the man he was.
Ashton, as his friends and
family knew him, was an Eagle
Scout and former president of
Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity of ECU.
"Ashton was a brother to all of us
in the fraternity said David Con-
verse, president of Phi Kappa Psi.
"He meant the world to us
He was responsible for helping
to keep a struggling fraternity
afloat, and largely because of
his efforts Phi Kappa Psi is still
here at ECU and on the 'ups
Ashton was also involved in a
$ wide variety of activities, namely, a
captain of the Sandy Bottom Volun-
Jj teer Fire Department and decorated
fire fighter. He had been a member
with the fire department since
high school; he joined at age 14.
"He absolutely loved being a
firefighter said Cori Lee Nilsen,
junior elementary education
major and Ashton's girlfriend.
"He brought me to many of the
fire department's training nights
and anytime he could ever help
people his face would just light up
Ashley Maiolo, senior criminal
justice major, remembers Ashton
as an energetic, fun and engaging
man. She and Ashton shared many
classes together. Both criminal
justice majors, Maiolo recalled
many mornings in which she
came to class in a bad mood
only to see Ashton there, "full of
energy, making everyone laugh
When they went to Lucky's,
a bar and restaurant in down-
town Greenville, she remem-
bers that he "knew everyone.
We couldn't even make it to the
bar without having to say hello
to at least 10 different people
A graduate of Arendell Par-
rott Academy of Kinston, N.C
in 2003, Ashton enjoyed four
wheeling, and participated in
some of the ECU Scuba Club
activities. He was also an EMT.
"Ashton was a great person to
everyone he met Maiolo said.
"He was a great dancer, and
could shag better than most guys I
know. Ashton loved his truck, a big
black Chevy Z71, and he took a lot
of pride in it. He was the type of guy
that, after the night was over, would
call just to make sure that you had
gotten home safely, which proved
how caring of a person he was
Born on November 5, 1984,
Ashton has been described as a
man who would have "taken the
shirt off of his back and given it to
someone who needed it by Nilsen.
Nilsen .also confided that she
has received a great number of e-
mails from both friends and strang-
ers explaining how Ashton had
"impacted their lives. I know that
he impacted the lives of some that
he had just met that night also
He had only one semester left
before graduating with degrees in
both criminal justice and psychology.
Ashton had hoped to intern with the
State Bureau of Investigation after
graduation and then possibly attend
law school at UNC-Chapel Hill.
The loss of Ashton Rhodes
weighs heavily on many in the
campus community. His passing is
a reminder to everyone that no one
is invincible and that life is short.
His family has set up a memorial
fund for Sandy Bottom Volunteer
Fire Department, in his hometown
of Sandy Bottom, N.C in his name.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian. com.
Returning to the nest: More adults move
back in with parents than ever before
(K RT) They range in ages and
income levels. Some are divorced,
others never married. Their inter-
ests vary from mushrooms to
muscle cars.
But they all have one thing in
common: They are adult children
living at home with their parents.
It's not a crazy notion. Since
1970, the percentage of people
ages 18 to 34 who live at home
with their parents increased 48
percent nationwide, from 12.5
million to 18.6 million, according
to the U.S. Census Bureau.
The practice is the focus of
the movie "Failure to Launch
starring Matthew McConaughey
as a 35-year-old living at home
with his parents, played by
Kathy Bates and Terry Bradshaw.
But there's no need to turn to
Hollywood for tales of children
who returned to the parental nest
or never left in the first place. It's
playing out in basements and spare
rooms and carriage houses all over.
"I'm thinking this may be
a trend said Neal Hartshorne,
42, who lives with his parents
in the Northville home where
he was raised and works in a
stained glass shop as a craftsman.
"In this economy, a lot of
people are needing help. I don't
make much money, so it's not sen-
sible for me to move out
Hartshorne is what real estate
representatives often call a boo-
merang kidthose who tried life
on their own but came back to
the nest.
However, he wasn't gone too 5
long. Right after high school, he
moved to Chicago to attend a trade
school. He was back home after one
And by default he has the larg-
est bedroom in the three-bedroom
house. His parents, Harry Harts-
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This angle shows the partially colllapsed roof of the gymnasium at North Campus Crossing on Thursday.
safety of the apartment buildings.
"They will probably have to
rebuild the whole building, from a
firefighter's perspective Smart said.
The gym will be closed for sev-
eral weeks for rebuilding.
The collapse of the gym roof
has left many students concerned
about whether or not the apartment
buildings are safe.
"I'm not sure if I feel safe now.
It's questionable Leroux said when
asked about living at the apart-
ment complex after the collapse.
Mercer said he was especially
concerned with a similar incident
occurring because the chance of
him being injured is greater because
he lives on the third floor.
The staff and the residents at
the apartment complex are trying
to return to 'normal The pool area,
which is beside the gym, reopened
shortly after the collapse, and stu-
dents have already been spotted
using the pool again.
Additional apartments are
being built to house the arrival of
more students in the fall.
The apartments are being built
by the same construction company
that built the gym and the finished
apartment buildings.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeas tcarolinian. com.
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failed circuit breakers were replaced
with higher amperage devices last
Thursday evening, three days ahead
of schedule.
"It was a freak event Brinn
added. " It was complicated by the
hot weather. This is the first time this
particular situation has occurred
The staff at the ITCS put in a
lot of work to repair the damages
and fix the problems that occurred.
Some staff members worked on the
problem until 2 a.m. last Friday.
Others worked all night on Saturday.
Dr. Brinn called the efforts of
his staff both "demanding" and a
"heroic effort
When problems occur that
cause the network to be down, Dr.
Brinn asks for students and staff to
be patient. Especially considering
that the process involves ensuring
that 300 servers work properly.
"It is a long and complex process.
We do this to make sure that every-
thing works properly Brinn said.
Brinn added that he is confi-
dent in the staff's ability to solve
similar problems like those which
occurred last week, and that new
measures will be taken to try and
ensure that certain network func-
tions will be better protected.
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The flooding of the Tar River slowly recedes after rains this week.
"I don't expect a big storm yet,
since conditions in the tropics are
not overly favorable said Marvin
Daugherty, chief meteorologist of
Daugherty wrote that the real
threat for hurricanes does not usu-
ally begin until after the middle of
July for North Carolina.
Daugherty also pointed to the
fact that historically, the majority
of the most destructive and deadly
hurricanes in the past have struck
North Carolina during mid-August
to mid-October.
The National Weather Service
in Newport monitors the river levels
and gives updates at least twice daily.
You can go to their Web site at
www.erh.noaa.govermhx and
click on your county for updated
information about flooding in
your area.
People should also watch the
local news channels for informa-
tion regarding what to do and
what not to do when their area is
threatened by rising waters.
"We want people to do what
we ask them to do in regards to
evacuations and to adhere to these
requests for theirown personal
safety, and as long as they comply
we will not have any injuries or
deaths as a result Smart said.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian. com.
N6SI from page 2
Harry Hartshorne said
he never thought of kicking
his son out and doesn't think
Neal's motivated enough to find
the additional employment
necessary to live on his own.
Harry isn't complaining,
though. His son's presence allows
him and his wife to travel and
not worry about the house.
Neal keeps the grass cut,
shovels the snow, does his own
laundry and cooks for himself.
For tax purposes, Harry says
his son pays rent$50 per month.
Neal, an avid mushroom hunter,
balks at such a notion. "They don't
ask me for anything he said.
"Him living here is not a prob-
lem for us added Harry, who
retired in 1981 from Ford Motor Co.
as a builder in the Wixom plant.
"It may be a problem
for him, but he's not anxious
to solve it. He couldn't sur-
vive if he wasn't living here
Experts say certain ethnic-
groups and culturesAsians, blacks
and Hispanics and people from
Mexico and Italyhave particularly
close family ties and produce adult
children who stay home longer and
are less likely to move far away.
"People today do think it's
a little odd when a young adult
stays in his or her parents' house
until their early 30s, but it wasn't
that uncommon 100 years ago
says Andrew Cherlin, a sociol-
ogy professor at Johns Hopkins
University in Baltimore. "We're
moving back in the direction
where it's acceptable to stay home
The norm of later marriage
and adult children taking over the
family business took an about-face
beginning in the 1950s. People
started marrying and moving out
at "extraordinarily young ages
Now they seem to be reverting to
the earlier pattern, Cherlin said.
A marriage ending and a small
child to raise were enough to prompt
Peter McLeod to move back into his
parents' Novi house 12 years ago.
Now his son, Brandon,
is nearly an adult at age 17.
Still, McLeod's father, Bruce
McLeod, 74, is trying to make his
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"It's a big mess down
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In My Opinion
Gas laws need comprehensive reform
As I sit in the backseat of my
parents car on a rainy Sunday
afternoon traveling to visit my
grandfather who is suffering from
Alzheimer's, I can't help but reflect
on what it is that I've been doing
for the past week. For the last nine
days, I've dedicated 24 hours a day
to a program known as the Ameri-
can Legion Tar Heel Boys' State, a
government-in-action program that
educates rising high school seniors
on the virtues of North Carolina
government, from the city to the
state, in an effort to educate our
voting base. But educating those
young men isn't the only reason I
work at this program each year. It's
men like Ron Keener, a veteran of
Korea, who put it on the line to push
the Communist North back above
the 38th parallel, and it's men like
J.E. Woodard who served through
both Korea and Vietnam, men like
Jim Stafford who just retired after
serving our country in the United
States Army for 29 years; it is for men
like those that I'm truly thankful.
Even though I've been removed
from society, and technology, for
my nine days at Catawba College,
a few things haven't managed to
slip my attention and one of those
is that we are quickly approaching
July 1. Now for some of you, July 1
means absolutely nothing, but it
should, because on this July 1, the
price of gas in North Carolina will
go up again. North Carolina's gas
tax, the sixth highest in the nation,
is set to increase just over a penny,
thanks to the North Carolina Gen-
eral Statutes, which require the tax
to be readjusted every six months.
Our gas tax is calculated by taking
seven percent of the wholesale gas
price over the last six month period
and adding to it a flat rate of 17.5
cents per gallon. Even though it's
already 30.15 cents per gallon, that's
not enough for some North Caro-
lina lawmakers and it is because
of laws like these that I'm calling
for a comprehensive reform on
petroleum laws in North Carolina.
First, North Carolina should
place a high tax on any new vehicle
that does not get at least 30 miles
per gallon, a tax high enough to
make that vehicle's price compa-
rable to a vehicle that does get
30mpg or better. By doing this, our
government would cover two key
bases: one, they would be enabling
consumers to purchase alternative
fuel vehicles, or at the very least,
ones that get good gas mileage
and two, they would be helping to
reduce our dependence on petro-
leum. A North Carolina that is less
dependant on petroleum in general
is a stronger North Carolina.
Secondly, we need to provide
significant tax incentives for busi-
nesses that work in alternative
fuels. If a company wishes to
build a biodiesel or ethanol plant
in North Carolina, they should
be able to do it relatively tax
free. These new technologies are
paramount to America's ability
to compete in the growing global
economy, and North Carolina
needs to hop on that bandwagon.
For decades, North Carolina has
depended on tobacco, furniture
and textiles, but the time for
that industry has passed. When
my parents were growing up, a
small town just up the road from
Greenville was the Tobacco Capital
of the World. Tobacco companies
would span the globe each year
to travel to Wilson and purchase
in their tobacco markets, because
they were the best. Now, Wilson
has one warehouse that still oper-
ates and tobacco is only a minimal
business there. Still in Wilson, VF,
the parent company of Wrangler
Jeans is closing a textile plant that
Our Staff
has made jeans for over 25 years.
In Farmville, Collins and Aikman,
a company that makes automotive
carpet and like accessories is clos-
ing, leaving some 500 without
jobs. Collins and Aikman is also
closing three other North Carolina
facilities. With textiles out the
door, that just leaves furniture.
North Carolina needs to find a
new industry for its citizens to
work for, and I think alternative
fuels is it. Pharmaceuticals have
moved into North Carolina provid-
ing high quality jobs, but they're
not that high in quantity. Even
more important is the instabil-
ity of the market. While we will
always need drugs, Vioxx taught
us one thing we may not always
need that drug. The market for
biodiesel and ethanol is here now
and will still be here 50 years from
now. North Carolina lawmakers
need to adjust our laws to make it
easier for an alternative fuel facil-
ity to build in North Carolina.
If the state lets this opportunity
pass us by, we, the citizens, will
certainly hurt for it in the future.
Thirdly, North Carolina needs
to provide relief to its citizens by
lowering the gas tax now. By just
cutting the gas tax by the 17.5 cent
per gallon flat rate, North Carolina
consumers will still feel the pinch
of gas prices, but it won't hurt so
badly. As a college student driving
to and from work and home I pay
on average $80 each month in gas,
with the gas tax lowered by 17.5
cents per gallon, I'd save about
$7.00 a month, which may not
seem like much, but on a college
student's budget is considerable.
In the end, it comes to just one
thing: will Governor Mike Easley
and the General Assembly make the
right decision and help out its citi-
zens, or will it continue on its tradi-
tional role of big talk but no results?
I guess we will know on Saturday.
Pirate Rants
I never thought I would enjoy
living alone until I walked to the
bathroom in my underwear and
I no longer have a roommate to
yell at me!
One time, I wrote a mean rant
involving a person I knew well
now she's one of my good friends
and I just want to say I take it all
back! Love ya snot!
All of us could take a lesson from
the weather. It pays no attention
to criticism.
No one worships you or thinks you
are better than them for having it
so easy. If anything, I feel sorry for
you. You will never know what an
accomplishment living is so, have
fun with your "summer vacation"
while everyone else spends this
break on "summer with several
jobs and no free time!
The block button is the best thing
that ever happened to messaging
If we are taught that it is bad to
lie, but white lies are OK because
they protect people, when is that
line crossed?
Believe me, if we weren't told to sit
in the Chancellor's driveway every
night, we wouldn't be there! Talk to
the Chancellor about that one!
For future reference: if you're inter-
ested, don't wait three years to get
a girl's phone number. When you
do get her digits, don't call her con-
stantly - girls like their space too.
And finally, perhaps most impor-
tantly, when you make plans with
her (two weeks in advance) don't
get so wasted with your buddies
the night before that you have to
cancel. Poor form!
Soon you'll see a bunch of new
freshman faces. In the spring,
there'll be a few hundred less and
then next year, the sophomore
class will be smaller than what it
was when they were freshmen.
The junior class each year becomes
smaller too and the senior class,
well, let's say there should be
plenty of seats open at graduation.
It's Darwin's theory man. I'm tell-
ing you. The losers quickly fall by
the wayside. I'm going to do my
Master's dissertation on this fresh-
manloserfalling by the wayside
theory. I can hardly wait for fall
I hate group projects. I'm sick of
people who don't or won't par-
ticipate or who show up and spend
their time begging others for clues
as to how to do their part thus wast-
ing the valuable time of someone
who has their stuff together. Some
don't even bother. I'm not pulling
anyone else's weight anymore.
It's time for you to grow and step
up. If I can do it then so can you!
Now do it!
Rain, rain go away and don't
come back!
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JUNE 28,2006
Click: The latest from Happy Madison
Your best bets
Fire up the grill,
kick off your shoes and
head to the nearest body
of water because this
Independence Day is going to be
sizzling. Whether you're spending
the day with family and friends
close to home or traveling to
a more exotic locale, there are
countless ways to spend the day.
Many Independence Day cel-
ebrations are centered around
time with family and friends.
The day is often filled with pic-
nics and cookouts, which pro-
vide a chance to bond over
good food and conversation.
One of the most tried and true
ways to celebrate as night falls on
July 4 is to watch fireworks displays.
Throughout the nation almost
every town has planned a dazzling
fireworks show which is sure to
attract children as well as adults.
If you are sticking around
Greenville for the Fourth be sure
to head out to the Town Com-
mons around 4 p.m. for a variety
of fun festivities hosted by the
Greenville Jaycee's. This year's
festivities include carnival rides,
games, arts and crafts, food, music,
clowns and street vendors. A fan-
tastic fireworks display will begin
around 9:15 p.m.
Maybe you want to head to
a town where the streets aren't
quite as crowded, and Southern
hospitality is the focal point. Visit
downtown Farmville, just a fifteen
minute drive down Highway 264
from Greenville. This year Farm-
ville offers visitor's free "birthday"
cake and watermelon along with
musical entertainment, all start-
ing at 7 p.m. The town will also
have a fireworks show beginning
see CELEBRATE page 9
Adam Sandier, who plays Michael Newman, discovers that remotes can control much more than just toys.
bet's see what Adam
Sandier cooked up this time
The best ways to celebrate
Independence Day in the
best country ever
1 am so glad that our founding
fathers decided to declare our inde-
pendence from jolly old England
in July. They must have realized
that its future citizens were going
to need a summer holiday to hold
them over until Christmas.
Did they realize that 230 years
down the road July 4 would be a
time for backyard barbecues and
pool parties that would last well
into July 5? Did they foresee the
mass production of red, white and
blue tablecloths, clothing and
decorations made specifically for
this day? Whether they did or not,
they would certainly be proud of
how much fuss Americans still
make over this day.
No matter what your political
feelings are at present, this coun-
try has survived thus far and it is
important to honor and celebrate
that you live in a place where you
are able to choose whether or not
you even want to continue reading
this article.
Bearing that in mind, 1 am
offering my top choices of how
to spend next Tuesday, or if you
decide to play hooky on Monday,
the first four days in July.
This weekend the movie Click
made its long awaited debut upon
the movie screens around the coun-
try. There was considerable hype
and build-up proceeding the open-
ing weekend, even if it did occur
right before the movie was released.
I had heard that the movie's
promoters actually thought it may
not be worth trying to advertise
the movie because of question-
able appeal to the viewers. How-
ever, upon the screening of test
audiences, the majority of who
remarked the movie was very good,
the advertising machine went into
effect to promote this flick.
The movie stars Adam Sandier
and Christopher Walken, amongst
others, and is a coming of age
comedy which focuses on the
everyday choices we make and the
long term ramifications of these
choices. Since this is a Happy
Madison production, I expected
the movie to be a happy, funny and
simple picture Boy, I was wrong!
Of course there was a lot of the
funny business in this movie, but
there was also a very serious side
and I would even say, a message in
the movie.
The first half of the movie
focuses on Sandler's character
trying to figure out how to skip
the bad parts of his life while the
second part of the movie focuses on
his character trying to recapture the
lost time he had skipped.
The movie has some great
examples of irony in the use of
physical comedy skits. For example,
a dog and a very big yellow duck
make light of some of the more
serious moments throughout the
movie. This movie teaches everyone
watching to focus on the important
stuff in life and to cherish every
moment of it.
The comedy in the movie is very
well spaced so that people don't feel
that the movie is a complete sad
message fest. The message is a great
one, actually one very surprising
coming from Adam Sandier, which
was delivered through some pretty
good acting and make-up artists.
Christopher Walken plays a
very special kind of angel in the
movie and delivers his normally
eerie and creepy demeanor per-
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Australian "Wolfmother" releases debut album
Predictable yet refreshing
album from down-under
Why do people impassively
flock to see repetitive versions of
The Omen and When A Stranger
Calls? The plot, outcome and all the
awe-inspiring moments in-between
director of Laura Croft: Tomb Raider
can effectively relate the subtle
madness behind a line as unnerv-
ing as, "Have you checked the
children lately?"
It's an unrealistic expectation,
and by the time the previews roll,
we have already subliminally set
ourselves up for a letdown. That is ,
why Wolfmother's bag is so rich.
They are completely predict- "g
are respectively unchanged. What
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don't think this role was much of
a stretch for him. This movie really
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many, as it might have for some of
you who have seen it already.
The movie receives an A on
the basis of pure entertainment and
comedic remedies to ease the transi-
tions of a serious message. A bit of a
drama, it is a nice stretch for Sandier
and Happy Madison productions
and hopefully will be greeted
warmly by viewers worldwide.
I hope everyone sees this movie
with someone important to you,
trust me it will make sense after
watching it.
Consider also, sometimes you're
a dog named Sundance and some-
times you're a big yellow duck but
no matter what, you always need
to be true to what really matters in
your life. Someone will share your
same joy, giving way to a bond.
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Go home. No seriously, go home
and take a nostalgic trip to the way
you used to spend Independence
Day with your family and friends.
Remember going to the pool and the
lifeguards would throw money in for
you to dive for? You would fight your
friends to see who could obtain the
most quarters and then pool it all
together to buy a hotdog. Then they
would take a watermelon and rub it
all over with Crisco and throw it in
the pool.
The number of black eyes and
bruises that would appear over who
coald get that watermelon out of the
pool always made me wonder how
safe this pastime really is for kids.
Not a big fan of the hometown
anymore? Well having a cookout
with your favorites in Greenville is
a clutch way of enjoying the holiday
without going anywhere. Buy the
watermelon anyway but cut a hole
in the top and pour vodka down the
middle instead.
While you are out buying the
watermelon, drive an extra two
hours to Pedro's South of the Border
at the state line to grab a few of
the fireworks that North Carolina
lawmakers have decided are so darn
dangerous here. If you do imbibe of
any spirits during the day, make sure
to keep your mouth closed as you
light your roman candles. Having
flammable breath can quickly turn
a pretty light show into an all night
trip to the emergency room.
Following right on the heels
of another amazing Dave Mat-
thews Band show at Alltel Pavilion,
Journey and Def Leppard decide to
make a stop there on July 4. What
says America more than singing at
the top of your lungs to "Don't Stop
Believing" or "Pour Some Sugar on
Me?" The only thing that could
make it better would be Randy Jack-
son showing up on bass.
If you truly want to be apart of
something amazing this Indepen-
dence Day weekend, then head to
Beaufort because the tall ships are
coming! Now before you call me a
nerd realize that the Pepsi America's
Sail 2006 is going to draw hundreds
of thousands of people. It begins
July 1 with a parade of ships enter-
ing into Beaufort. Throughout the
town there will be 35 to 40 "pirates"
camping out and performing for
the crowds. There also plans to be
a 15 mile tall ships race on July 3
along with tours of some of the
ships. There will also be a huge July
4 celebration with a giant fireworks
display. If you are obsessed with his-
tory and love re-enactments, then
do not miss out on seeing what a
real pirate's life is like.
No matter what you decide to
do this Independence Day, please
make sure to have fun doing it. The
closest holiday is Labor Day, and
that really only signifies the end of
wearing white shoes.
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This group truly is an alternative wolf mother agee
MercyMe: "Coming up to
There aren't many bands that
pride themselves on being a rock
alternative group who is influenced
greatly by their Christianity, but
MercyMe is one of the few and the
proud. Their fifth studio album,
"Coming Up to Breathe is a bit
different from their other albums
in the fact that it breaks away from
their stereotypical sound into some-
thing a bit more rock n' roll.
"We love it. We really focused
on up-tempo songs. It's definitely
way more energetic than anything
we've ever done before. I don't think
we are trying to reinvent the wheel,
it's just trying to put a little more
edge into what we are creating said
Bart Millard, MercyMe frontman at
When I listened, I was imme-
diately surprised at how much it
reminded me of 3 Doors Down with
a twist of Nickelback.
I expected it to be something I
would only listen to on my way to
church, but I realized that MercyMe
is so much more than a Christian
group, they are a soft rock, alterna-
tive and gospel group rolled intoone.
Spreading the word through
music that touches your heart
through profound lyrics and inter-
esting instrumentation made me
not only come to respect their
music, but also love it.
My favorite song on the album is
"Coming Up to Breathe" because it
touched on the many emotions that
plague everyone throughout their
lives. It is a great song about surviv-
ing by breaking free of the many
things that are holding you back.
I also love "Where I Belong"
because of the way that the lyrics
and the music flow together in such
a hypnotic blend.
The simplicity of this album
makes it truly one of a kind. The
album lacks originality as far as
instrumentation, but makes up for
it in their lyrics. Listening to this
album was a profound experience
and I enjoyed every minute of it. It
wasn't your typical rockalternative
album, it was so much more.
Listen to a sample of their latest
album, as well as their previous
albums at their Web site, mercyme.
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able, unoriginal and trite. In fact,
anyone who picks up six strings
will eventually be able to recreate
their magic. But, when all is said
and done, this debut makes one
heck of an anthem.
The evolution that separates
Wolfmother from fellow Australian
primates, Jet, is their ability to feed
off Tommy lommi riffs and drown
out the pedestrian-fed, stereotypi-
cal formula with sheer ambition.
Instead of plagiarizing Iggy's
"Lust For Life" with obvious note
changes to stray unassuming disc
jockeys, Wolfmother attenuate
their cues from an omniscient
playground. Yeah, they might fla-
grantly sandwich Jethro's flute on
top of Page's black magic kit, but
there is a fine line between homage
and burglary.
Wolfmother keenly treads the
seductive trail between pathogenic
reprint and new territory. Despite
Andrew Stockdale's pretentious
White Panthers Party 'fro, he pos-
sesses the vocal capability to mimic
Ozzy's bloody Sunday squeal,
while exhibiting the impoverished
sensibility of Marc Bolan's tyran-
nosaurus "Raw Ramp
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have today Stockdale's lyrics might
not be the equivalent of Ginsberg-
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looking to follow Richard Hell's
footsteps after their demise.
In actuality, they are reminiscent
to Greenville's downtown scene.
Both are foreseeable and tired, but for
some reason there's a potency that
keeps you coming back. For more
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Heels need to thank
Pirates for College
World Series run
Mazey's mistakes led to
Tar Heels success
An errant routine throw cost
UNC an opportunity to take home
the College World Series crown
Monday falling 3-2 to Oregon St.
However, ECU's errors in routine
may have helped the Tar Heels
make the trip. Stay with me.
Flash back to 2001 when former
ECU head coach Keith LeClair was
building momentum behind a
47-13 record, a third consecutive
NCAA Tournament No.l regional
seed and a No. 6 national seed.
LeClair was full of life, spearhead-
ing a new attitude and jumpstarting
visions of grandeur facilities. Life
for ECU baseball was good.
For UNC, they had failed to
win 40 games or receive a NCAA
Tournament Regional bid in Mike
Fox's third season as head coach.
Fox had done well in his first two
seasons, but the 2001 season was
still considered a disaster.
Then LeClair got sick with ALS.
The program stayed in limbo for
the 2002 season while LeClair did a
yeoman's job of willing his squad to
an emotional C-USA Tournament
crown despite being confined to a
wheelchair during extensive health
and personal issues. However, cer-
tainty within the program was at
a premium.
It was then that UNC began to
gain ground on ECU, which argu-
ably touted the best program in
the state. At the time, Elliot Avent
had been mildly successful at N.C.
State and Wake Forest had actually
won three of four ACC Tournament
However, UNC was the real
threat. Fox had started to solidify
relationships with nearby high
schools. Subsequently, with his
recruiting continually improving,
so did his records. Since 2001, Fox
has surpassed the 40-win plateau
every season.
Enter new coach and Clem-
son alum Randy Mazey, who was
eventually endorsed by LeClair.
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Despite one outstanding season
in 2004, which featured the best
record in school history (51-13),
a conference record 22 straight
wins and a ranking as high as No.
3 nationally, Mazey's other teams
were mediocre. He failed to advance
the program to Omaha sandwich-
ing the 2004 season with 34-27
and 35-26 records, barely breaking
bubble team consideration.
To be blunt, Mazey had one
good season and two favors from
committee members Charlie Carr
andor Mike Hamrick based on
program prestige. With the lack of
hitting and consistent pitching, it
is doubtful that Mazey could have
coached the recent 2006 team into
a NCAA Regional. Now he's an
assistant at TCU.
All the while, Fox was plucking
in-state kids and enjoying consis-
tent success. However, ECU handed
them quality instate recruits by
ignoring the borders and choosing
instead to recruit nationally.
Look at the national runner-
up's roster. Nineteen of 30, or 63
percent of the listed players hail
from within the state. Star player
Jay Cox, Adam Warren and Garrett
Gore are all from eastern N.C.
On ECU's roster, 35 percent
of the roster is from N.C. Carter
Harrell was a UNC transfer while
Brody Taylor, among others, can
thank current head coach Billy
Godwin for sending them down
east from Louisburg. Two more
grew up in Greenville at J.H. Rose
while Stephen Batts was recruited
as a soccer goalie.
To add insult to injury, during
a tumultuous 2005 off-season,
Shelden Williams projects to be the first local player selected. rj. TUCKER
Local connections
aplenty for NBA Draft
Several N.C. players will
wait for name to be called
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Local players will litter the
NBA Draft selection board come
Wednesday. Notable Duke alums
Shelden Williams and J.J. Redick
will attend the New York event as
expected, but others have seen their
stock meteorically rise in the past
few months as well. On the other
side, hopefuls have seen their status
dramatically fall during the scout-
ing process.
The first local note will be
what Charlotte does with the third
pick. Speculation is that Charlotte
would be willing to deal with pick.
possibly with Toronto. However,
with Michael Jordan becoming a
part owner and quickly putting
himself in the personnel mix, it
makes sense for the Bobcats to stay
at the No. 3 spot. That is, unless
they can move down in order to
obtain a veteran shooting guard or
swing forward.
Adam Morrison fills a need
and makes logical sense. He would
provide immediate help instead of
waiting for a player like Rudy Gay
to mature. Brandon Roy is another
possibility, but the No. 3 spot seems
a little high.
Shelden Williams will likely be
the next local player selected. Wil-
liams is undersized at 6 feet, 9 inches,
but can muscle power forwards with
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him another Carlos Boozer. Draft
projectors have him in the lottery,
but there is plenty of argument
about where the former ACC Defen-
sive Player of the Year will land.
N.C. State early departure
Cedric Simmons could surpass
Williams. Scouts are drooling over
Simmons, who has helped himself
more than any other prospect
since the season ended. With Herb
Sendek's offense, it confined Sim-
mons' game, which has exploded
in individual workouts. However,
he is undersized and raw.
Duke product J.J. Redick, fresh
off a DWI arrest, will hover around
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which saw his two prized assistants
depart, Mazey hired Scott Forbes
away from Winthrop. Too bad that
Forbes immediately recognized that
all was not peachy within the ECU
program and Fox hired him away
from ECU less than a month after
Forbes' arrival in Greenville.
Judged by recent high school
championships, the eastern portion
of N.C. has the best baseball. Two
Pitt Co. schools, J.H. Rose had won
three consecutive 4-A titles while D.H.
Conley has now won two straight
titles albeit in separate classifications.
And the guy on the mound for Conley
is the real kicker, and microcosm, of
ECU's demise and UNC's surge into
the national spotlight.
Alex White lives less than
10 miles down the road from
ECU's new Clark-LeClair Sta-
dium. White, the best baseball
product in the state definitely
as a pitcher and arguably as a
hitter, was just drafted in the 14th
round of the Major League draft
by the I.A. Dodgers despite most
teams being scared off due to
'signability issues
The point is that White signed
a letter-of-intent to head to Chapel
Hill. The Greenville native reportedly
would have been interested in ECU
had Mazey and his staff put more
effort into his recruitment. However,
he fell in love with Fox and decided
early on in the process that being
a Tar Heel was in his best interest.
White's case is a perfect example
of the recipe for success and lacking
vision under the previous regime. To
his credit, unlike Mazey, the current
ECU skipper seems to understand.
Godwin, like Fox (N.CWesleyan)
was a small time coach at Louis-
burg who has not burned bridges.
In order to get back to the stature
of 2001, and a challenge it will be,
Godwin will routinely have to stay
close to his roots.
Or else UNC might send ECU a
Christmas card.
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Derr named head diving
coach at James Madison
(SID) Rob Derr, a former
record-setting athlete at East Carolina
University, has been named the head
diving coach for both the men's and
women's swimming and diving pro-
grams at James Madison University.
"I'm extremely excited to take
this first step in my college coaching
career said Derr. "Upon my interview
visit, I fell in love with the campus,
was impressed with the enthusiasm
of the athletics program and now
greatly look forward to becoming
a Duke. Diving has always been a
major part of my life. I love being
around the pool, and I love to coach
Derr set four ECU diving records
before his collegiate competitive
career was hampered by injuries.
As a sophomore in 2003-04, Derr
set the varsity record for one-meter
(six dive), three-meter (11 dives) and
platform dives. His first school record
came during his freshman campaign
on the one-meter (11 dives) board.
He was named the "Outstanding
Rookie Swimmer" at ECU in 2002-03
after setting four freshman records.
He served as a student coach for
the Pirates while recovering from two
shoulder surgeries, the last coming
in the Fall of 2005. He did work his
way back into competitive shape in
time to dive for the Pirates in the
Conference-USA Men's Invitational
last February in Houston, Texas,
finishing as high as third on the
one-meter board.
Derr gained coaching experience
in his hometown while working from
2001-2003 with the Bloomsburg (Pa.)
Area Diving Club and Summer Swim
Team and its membership of 7- to 18-
year olds. He independently coached
all coed divers while jointly coaching
swimmers, coordinated and ran dual
and championship meets, and main-
tained pool facilities. He has also
been on the deck as a meet official
for the Pennsylvania Interscholastic
Athletic Association dual, league and
district meets since 2001.
Derr merited multiple academ-
ics honors (Chancellor's List, Dean's
List, Honor Roll) en route to earning
a bachelor's degree in English with
a minor in communications at ECU
in 2005. He is currently pursuing a
master's degree in English, which he
anticipates completing this Fall.
"It is my strong belief that for ath-
letes to succeed in the pool or on the
boards, they have to be able to excel
in the classroom said Derr.
"I will strive to bring not only
athletic excellence but also academic
excellence to the team
JMU is a member of the NCAA
Division I Colonial Athletic Associa-
tion. The men's program has won a
league-best nine CAA titles and
finished fourth in the 10-team cham-
pionship meet this past season. The
women own five CAA crowns and
finished fourth among the 11 teams
entered in the 2006 CAA title meet.

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tors have the all-time leading
scorer for Duke and ACC going as
high as eighth while others see his
potential back trouble as a reason
for a free fall. Scouts are in disagree-
ment over Redick's game and how it
will translate to the pro style.
Shawne Williams, a Laurinburg
Prep product from Memphis could
sneak into the lottery, but will
likely go in the middle of round
one. Williams oozed NBA talent in
his only season at Memphis, but
played second fiddle to Rodney
Carney. The Conference USA Fresh-
man of the Year is untested and
foul prone.
PJ. Tucker, a Raleigh native is
a 6-foot, 5-inch power forward in
a guard's body. However, coaches
questioned his size on the college
game and he was the heart and soul
in Austin, Texas. He will get picked
up in the late first round to early
second round because of his ability
to defend. Nevertheless, he should
have stayed for his senior season.
Second round hopefuls Eric
Williams, Eric Hicks and Justin
Gray will hope to avoid the NBA
D-League. Williams, a Wake Forest
native and product stayed for his
senior season in hopes of improving
his draft status. Instead, his stock
plummeted and he is barely on the
radar as a late second round pick.
Gray, like Williams, watched
Wake Forest struggle without 2005-
2006 Rookie of the Year Chris Paul.
Gray is a deadly outside shooter, but
has not shown an ability to defend
and needs to work on his quickness.
Provided the right opportunity,
he could make a team as a spot-up
three-point specialist.
Eric Hicks, who played for Cin-
cinnati and is from Greensboro,
struggled during the pre-draft
workouts. However, he is still
hoping to land on with a team in
the mid-to-late second round.
This writer can be contacted at
sports@theeastcarolinian. com.
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The Student Coalition for Inclusion
1. Toronto RaptorsAndrea Bargnani, PF, Italy
2. Chicago BullsTyrus Thomas, SFPF, LSU
3. Charlotte BobcatsAdam Morrison, SF, Gonzaga
4. Portland TrallblazersLaMarcus Aldridge, PFC, Texas
5. Atlanta HawksBrandon Roy, SG, Washington
6. Minnesota Tlmberwolves Rudy Gay, SF, Connecticut
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8. Houston RocketsJ.J. Redick, SG, Duke
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The goals include, but are not limited to:
Fostering alignment with University objectives.
Creating a more inclusive environment.
Identifying strategic and measurable actions.
Instilling a culture of structured renewal.
Enhance cultural understanding, education and awareness.
The objectives include, but are not limited to:
Implementing a Diversity Symposium
Facilitating Diversity Forums.
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Conducting and presenting research that will assist with the
University diversity strategic planning process.
An application for membership on the Coalition is attached and
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by July 31, 2006.
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