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OctoberPage A3
Check out our review
of the much awaited
film The Black
DahliaPage A6
West Virginia and
ESPN2 will storm
into Greenville on
Saturday. Find out
what the Pirates have
to do to take down
the Mountaineers
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Bob Dylan's new
album Modern
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Ever wonder what your
student fees are used for?
Student fees are
determined by students
CHRISTOPHER STEVENSON
STAFF WRITF.R
If you enjoy watching movies
at Hendrix Theater or working
out at the Student Recreation
Center, you have this privilege
because of student fees. Student
fees are essential in many ways to
keep ECU running.
Student fees are used
primarily for student programs.
For example, Mendenhall Stu-
dent Center, Student Health Ser-
vices and the student transit
system all offer key benefits to
make student life run smoothly
and these student programs are
all funded through the use of
student fees.
Student fees are also determined
by the students in a legislative, stu-
dent-run process through the ECU
Student Government Association.
"The student fees are voted
on by the student congress said
Corey King, associate vice chan-
cellor for student experiences.
King stressed that it's
not an administrative process,
but instead a purely student-run
process.
Last week, someone mailed
a small rubber football that
promoted the SGA to the
East Carolinian office with a
letter asking "Are our student
fees used for these?" Student
fees were in fact used to pur-
chase those promotional footballs
through the SGA.
Questions about how student
fees are used are welcomed by
SGA and students are encour-
aged to take an active role
because the SGA exists primarily
for students.
The SGA also has a congress
that discusses a variety of issues,
including student fees. Also, all
those that are elected to the con-
gress are students.
"Congress will vote on student
fees in November King said. The
meeting will be publicized and
will be open to students. The SGA
will also have some open forums
about student fees for students
to attend.
King stressed that the whole
process is transparent.
"We do not try to
cover anything said King.
The meetings are run
and guided completely by student
members of the SGA. The posi-
tions held by students in the SGA
are mostly elected positions.
If you're a student and you
want your voice heard, annual
elections and open forums are
great ways to get your viewpoints
out there.
According to the SGA
Web site, ecu.edusga, three
key purposes of the SGA are
to provide a way for responsible
and effective student participa-
tion within in the organization
and control of student affairs, to
look into student problems, and
to take part in those decisions
affecting students.
The SGA offices are located in
the Mendenhall Student Center.
If you have any ideas, questions or
suggestions, contact the SGA by
phone at 328-4742.
This writer can be reached at
news@theeastcaroi I i nan .com.
Ricky Chan, senior art major
"Probably goes to the up-keep and
maintenance of the school to make
it look better in comparison to
other schools
Hector Cotto, senior mechanical
design major says, "I think it goes
to things like Safe Ride and other
student amenities
Alex Cruz, undecided sophomore
believes, "It goes to things
students get to use like the health
center, library, etc
Angelique Pharr, senior health
education and promotion major
says, "I think it pays for us to
be able to ride the buses, use
computer labs, etc
Scott Schimberg, junior
communication major says, "I
would assume it goes toward
construction because that's all
see going on
In job interview, skills
trump college major
ECU welcomes off-campus
students to the neighborhood
(MCT) If you're majoring
in philosophy, take heart. And if
you're studying economics, don't
be so confident you've got a bright
future just because of your major.
What's printed on your diploma
isn't as important as having real
skills you can apply on the job.
Veteran business strategist
David Lorenzo said he's sure
of it.
"It doesn't matter if you're a.
liberal arts or science major. It's
really about focusing on build-
ing a body of experiences, skills,
and knowledge that will let the
employer light up like a pinball
machine when you're in an inter-
view Lorenzo said.
The former corporate con-
sultant who now works with the
Gallup Organization recently
talked about what workplace skills
students should be honing during
their college years.
unng job interviews.
Q. What do employers look for
from recent graduates P
The kind of thing recruiters or
employers go absolutely nuts for
is when they hear a new graduate
or recent graduate talk about
adding value.
Q. Can you give an exampleP
Think of times you've helped
someone else or other people fulfill
their potential. Maybe you tutored
others in college. Teaching is lead-
ing. Maybe you were the team
equipment manager who helped
superstar players by taping their
ankle before the game.
It's about using a specific
example of that type of role during
your interview. Stories about cre-
ating value are phenomenal. I've
worked with kids who leveraged
that into great jobs.
Q. What other skills are valued?
see INTERVIEW page A3
Meet-and-greet held to
educate students on
ideal citizenry
P ELISA BIZZOTTO
STAFF WRITER
On Sept. 14 several ECU
organizations, in addition to
members of the City of Greenville,
went door to door in neighborhoods
surrounding campus welcoming
residents and distributing packets
in attempts to promote positive
town relations.
The event, which has
been officially dubbed, the
"Welcome to the Neighborhood
Program was the third of its
kind held in the past three years
by the Center for Off-Campus and
Community Living
The center works closely
with the city to organize and
make up a number of items
that are aimed at educating
students living off campus as
well as residents who are not
students, about the respon-
sibilities of living in a
community. The items are com-
piled and distributed with the
help of many, in neighborhoods
such as the Tar River University
Neighborhood, Glen Arthur and
EnglewoodElmhurst.
Thursday afternoon approxi-
mately 45 people distributed the
packets in distinct yellow bags
and met with neighbors discuss-
ing the purpose of the packets.
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North Carolina World War I general sparks interest
Mclver was a true American hero who has made an impression on ECU.
Joyner Library curator
comments on insights
BY LEE SCHWARZ
STAFF WRITER
Brigadier General George
Mclver fought in the Spanish-
American War and World War
I. He was the commandant of
Alcatraz prison and helped in
relief efforts in the 1906 San Fran-
cisco Earthquake. Additionally
his observations on mobilization
during the Pancho Villa campaign
helped bring about a tactical reform
for U.S. forces that would fight and
win in World War I.
We know this now thanks to
professor and curator of Special
Collections Projects at Joyner
Library, Dr. Jonathan Dembo, who
found the fascinating collected
writings of Brig. Gen. George
Mclver, a post-Civil War general
from North Carolina.
Mclver's manuscripts, housed
in ECU's Special Collections, are
the subject of a book that Dembo
edited, A Life of Duty: The Autobi-
ography of George H'illcox Mclver,
1858-1947 (2006, The History
Press). The autobiography offers
a first-hand account of life as a
career soldier during the transfor-
mative period in American history
between the Civil War and World
War II.
In World War I the English
and French forces were at a vir-
tual stalemate in Western Europe
against the Germans. The trench
warfare was costly and ineffective
on both sides in trying to gain
ground. England was cut off from
its colonies by German submarines,
called U-boats, which sank any ship
that came near England w ith food
and supplies. A German U-boat is
believed to have sunk the Lusitania,
which drew the United States into
the war.
To make matters worse for the
English and French, Russia suc-
cumbed to the Bolshevik Revolu-
tion meaning that Germany would
no longer have to fight the Russians
on the East and the English and
French in the West. Germany
could not concentrate all of its mili-
tary might on the Western Front.
When the U.S. entered the war,
the English and French suggested
that the new American troops
should fight in English and French
infantry units. U.S. General John
Pershing decided against this.
U.S. tactics, which were developed
In part by Mclver, helped the U.S.
turn the tide against Germany.
Mclver was issued a preferred
citation for leading attacks against
the Germans in 1918, just before
Germany surrendered.
Mclver was born in Carthage,
N.C in 1858. He died in 1947 at
the age of 89. He is now buried in
Arlington National Cemetery.
In regards to the importance
of Mclver's work, Dembo said,
"There are a number of important
passages and descriptions oflife on
frontier posts
This writer can be contacted at
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THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 21, 2006 PAGE A2
Announcements:
Study Abroad Information
Session on Wednesday, Sept.
27 from 3 to 5 p.m. in Bate
1032.
Have you always wanted to
study abroad, but you are not
sure where to start? Then come
to the Study Abroad Information
Session where all of your
questions about participating in
an ECU sponsored study abroad
program will be answered.
Refreshments will be served.
Open to the public. Visit
ecu.eduintlaffairs for more
information.
ECU'S Third Eastern
Literary Homecoming
Friday, Sept. 29 8:30 a.m. to
5 p.m. at ECU'S Willis Building,
First & Reade Streets.
The J.Y. Joyner Library at ECU
will host the Third Eastern North
Carolina Literary Homecoming.
The free event will feature
authors who have written about
eastern North Carolina.
Saturday's Featured authors
include: Michael Parker, Nancy
Roberts, Barbara Braveboy-
Locklear, Elisa Carbone, James
Ransome, Louise Shivers
and Linda Beatrice Brown.
Sponsored by the North Carolina
Humanities Council and the
North Carolinian Society. A
Friday night reception will honor
historian William S. Powell
at 7:30 p.m.
ECULoessin Playhouse
Presents: Chicago
Oct. 5 to 10
Based on the play Chicago by
Maurine Dallas Watkins. When
two murderesses have been
jailed, they compete for the
attention of the press and their
lawyer. Add to this a cast of
characters and a dazzling score;
you have Chicago and "All That
Jazz with music by Jon Kander
and lyrics by Fred Ebb.
Hedda Gabler from Nov. 16
to 21
Employing methods that
Virtually defined the modern
psychological drama, this
masterpiece reveals the
conflicts and emotions that
lie below the surface of daily
life. Was it murder or suicide?
Originally by Henrik Ibsen, the
adaptation is being presented by
Christopher Hampton.
Gray Gallery Alumni Exhibition
The Wellington B. Gray Gallery
will host the 2006 Alumni
Exhibition, "Bringing it All
Back Home The exhibition is
Scheduled for Sept. 6 through
Oct. 7. This also becomes
an early kickoff for the ECU
centennial celebration.
Students passed and present
are invited, as well as the public.
Questions and concerns can be
directed to Susan Nicholls at
nichollss@ecu.edu or Gina Cox
at coxg@ecu.edu
Taste of Japan - ECU'S Japan
Center East
Wednesday Sept. 20 and
Thursday the 21 at 6 p.m.
The second annual Taste of
Japan event will offer a dinner
prepared by Japanese Chef Rie
Ishida and feature a Japanese
Tea ceremony. Tea master
Makiko Hoshikawa will lead
the tea ceremonies for both
sessions. Tickets are $40
per person and required.
Space is extremely limited.
For more information: ecu.
educs-acadjapancentereast
programs.cfm
Volunteer
Have a Heart
Support the American Heart
Association. Heart Teams
are needed to participate
in their annual Heart Walk
on Oct. 28 at ECU'S Blount
Recreational Sports Complex.
For more information, contact
Crystal Herring at Crystal.
Herring@heart.org or 355-
1112.
Student Dialogues
Attention Political Science
Majors: Interested in bringing
global issues and national politics
to the campus community?
Contact Jessica Gagne at 328-
1554 or gagne@ecu.edu.
Humane Society Dog Wash!
Sat Sept. 23 - Fluff and
Puff - Human Society
Fundraiser, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m
Gold's Gym, Greenville. Fifteen
Volunteers needed to assist
with registration, dog washing,
trimming nails, brushing
dogs and doggy art booth.
Students with digital cameras
also needed as photographers
for the Humane Society Web
site. Contact Vicky Luttrell
at luttrellv@ecu.edu or 737-
1351.
Campus & Community
2lThu 22Fri 23 Sat 2
Sun
25
Mon
Tue
27
Wed
Student Activities Fund
Office Workshop
"How Do I Travel Using
Student Fee Dollars?"
Mendenhall, room 212
3 p.m.
Learn to Drive: The
art of taking direc-
tions and then finding
your way
Ask questions of an
ECU English professor
on how to write a great
paper
Bate 2015
4 p.m.
Hispanic Film Series:
Balseros (Cuban Rafters)
English subtitles. May
include adult content.
Discussions to follow
each film
Bate 2011
5:30 p.m.
Briefs
Freeboot Friday
Performing this week:
The Dick Knight
Express (Rhythm and
Blues)
5 - 8 p.m.
Corner of Sixth and
Evans Streets
'Contra Dance
Sponsored by Folk
Arts Society of
Greenville, ECU Folk
6 Country Dancers
7:30 p.m. lesson
8 - 10:30 p.m. dance
Willis Building, First &
Reade Streets
Football
ECU VS. WEST VIR-
GINIA
Pirate Club Weekend
7 p.m.
Dowdy-Ficklen Sta-
dium
Women's Volleyball
ECU VS. UTEP
Williams Arena
Minges Coliseum
1 p.m.
Sexual Assault
Awareness Week begins
;it
Take Back the
March
6:30 p.m.
College Hill
Night
Featured Event:
ECU Contra dance
Friday, Sept. 22
Location: Willis Building, corner of First and Reade Streets, 7:30 p.m.
Lesson at 7:30 p.m Dance at 8:30 p.m. Live Music! No partner or
previous dance experience necessary. Sponsored by the ECU Folk &
Country Dancers: geocities.comecufolkandcountrydancers
Fast & Easy Cooking
Demo for your Room or
Office
Student Recreational
Center classroom
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Self Defense Class for
Women
Student Recreational
Center Room 239
7 -9 p.m.
Self Defense Class for
Men
Mendenhall Great
Room 2
7 - 9 p.m.
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
Event
To promote sexual
assault awareness
Wright Plaza
12-2 p.m.
Van Cliburn Gold Med-
alist pianist Alexander
Kobrin
Wright Auditorium
For more information
visit http:www.ecu.
eduSRAPAS
Study Abroad Informa-
tion Session
Refreshments will be
served.
For more information
visit http:www.ecu.
eduintlaffairs
Bate Room 1032
3-5 p.m.
Local:
'Murphy N.C. Zoo's weather-predict-
ing groundhog, dies suddenly
(AH)"Murphy a ground-
hog who served as the North
Carolina Zoo's ambassador and
weather prognosticator after he
was brought to the wildlife park
as a foundling, died suddenly this
weekend.
The 4 '4-year-old groundhog
had shown no signs of illness until
Sunday, when he became lethargic
and unresponsive, the zoo said
Tuesday. He died that day at the
Valerie H. Schindler Wildlife
Rehabilitation Center.
A necropsy performed Monday
found tumors on Murphy's liver
and nodules on his lungs, but the
exact cause of his illness will not
be known until pathological exams
are completed in one to two weeks,
the zoo said.
Murphy was among the
weather-predicting animals in
North Carolina, including Lil'
Bit, a pig from Lexington, and Sir
Walter Wally, a groundhog from
Raleigh, who joined Pennsylvania's
legendary Punxsutawney Phil on
Groundhog Day each February
to predict whether more winter
weather was on the way.
He was brought to theSchindler
center, which treats injured and
orphaned native animals, in May
2002 by someone who found him
beside a busy road, the zoo said.
The original plan was to return
him to his natural habitat, but
Murphy demonstrated no fear
of humans, a necessary trait to
survive in the wild.
Instead, he began traveling to
schools and events across the state
as the zoo's ambassador.
No decision has been made on a
new ambassador, the zoo said.
Mm accused in Parkway forest fire
found not guilty
(AP)A judge ruled a man did
not intentionally start a fire that
burned 1,100 acres of forest and
forced the closing of a section of the
Blue Ridge Parkway in March.
Bedford County General
District Judge Harold Black ruled
Dennis Ham did not act with intent
to start the fire when he dumped
ashes from his wood stove in an
ash pile on his Blue Ridge property
on March 4.
Ham was charged with care-
lessly, negligently or intentionally
setting a woodland fire.
Black said prosecutors failed
to prove Hani's actions showed a
reckless disregard for human life.
"I think the court saw it for
what it was, an accident Ham's
attorney, Drew
Davis, said after Monday's
bench ruling. "What Dennis did
was not criminal
The fire quickly spread in
Bedford and Botetourt coun-
ties, eventually costing more
than $700,000. The National
Park Service and the Virginia
Department of Forestry collectively
spent about $90,000.
The U.S. Forest Service
will likely try to recover costs
through a civil suit, Forest Service
Capt. Woody Lipps said.
An 8 mile section of the
Parkway, which runs from the
Great Smoky Mountains National
Park in North Carolina to Shenan-
doah National Park in Virginia,
had to be closed while firefighters
attempted to contain the blaze. It
was snuffed after one week.
Weird:
(AP)Portland Police say the
estranged husband of the woman
who killed an intruder with her
bare hands has been accused of
hiring him to kill her.
Michael Kuhnhausen, 58, was
charged Thursday with criminal
conspiracy to commit murder and
attempted murder.
Detectives say Kuhnhausen
let Edward Haffey into Susan
Kuhnhausen's house. Detec-
tives say he waited for Susan
Kuhnhausen with a claw
hammer to arrive home from her
nursing job.
Haffey struck her several
times. According to a court affi-
davit obtained by The Oregonian
newspaper, she managed to take
the hammer away. The intruder
bit Kuhnhausen several times. She
bit back.
Finally, the 51-year-old
woman was able to choke the life
out of him.
Portland Police found the
59-year-old Haffey dead on the
floor.
Imprisoned Mayor Seeks Accrued
Sick Pay
The former mayor of Water-
bury, Connecticut, forced out of
office by a sex scandal, says the
city owes him accrued sick and
vacation time.
Former Mayor Philip Giordano
sent a letter to Mayor Michael Jar-
jura's assistant seeking payout for
13 weeks of vacation, 99 sick days
and 27 personal days, the Water-
bury Republican reported.
The letter was sent from
Giordano's current home, the
Garner Correctional Facility
in Newtown, Conn, where he's
serving 37 years to life on federal
civil rights charges. He still faces
a state trial for allegedly molesting
two girls in his office.
Giordano wrote it is an estab-
lished practice for public officials
to accrue vacation, sick leave and
personal days. But other mayors
have not received the benefit, the
report said.
Former Mayor Edward Bergin
called Giordano's request "outra-
geous" and former Mayor Joseph
San Pietro, who served seven years
in office before being imprisoned
on corruption charges, did not seek
accrued pay.
ECU Literary Festival
N.C. native writers visit
ECU
CONTRIBUTED REPORT
Authors from across North
Carolina will gather at ECU
on Saturday, Sept. 30 for the
third Eastern North Carolina
Literary Homecoming.
Events will take place at the
Willis Building. Registration
will be at 8:30 a.m and the
event is scheduled to conclude
at 5 p.m. Guests and events will
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include:
Michael Parker, author of If
You Want Me to Stay and Hello
Down There.
A panel discussion on
North Carolina folklore with
Nancy Roberts and Barbara
Braveboy-Locklear.
A children's literature panel
featuring Elisa Carbone, children's
literature writer and author of
Storm Warriors, and James Ran-
some, an illustrator for children's
literature.
A talk on southern
women writers and readings
Stromboli
Pasta
Salads
Appetizers
Desserts
And More!
from their work will include
Louise Shivers, author of Here
to Get My Baby Out of Jail and A
Whistling Woman, and Linda
Beatrice Brown, author of Rainbow
Houn Mah Shoulder and Crossing
Over Jordan.
Box lunches will also be
available for $7 at the Willis
Building and require advance
notice. The event is free, but
registration is recommended due
to limited space.
For more information, call
328-0292 or e-mail
lithomecoming@ecu.edu.
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THE EAST CAROLINIAN NEWS
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INTERVIEW
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Be able to show that you can
fix things that are broken. Not
the leg of a table, but a system or
process that can be fixed forever.
Very few people can do that, and
even fewer can demonstrate it in
a job interview.
I was working with a kid on
this. We talked a lot and it turned
out that the mail delivery system
in his college dorm was horrible.
This kid wasn't one of the thou-
sands who just complained about
it. He rolled up his sleeves and
went down to the mailroom, and
within weeks it was fixed.
That's something that doesn't
go on your resume, but that you
have to talk about because it gets
employers fired up and makes
them remember you.
Q. What else should applicants
try togetacrossduringan interview?
Employers value people who
can get things started. Show ini-
tiative. Maybe you started your
own business while in college
or worked in an entrepreneurial
environment. Talk about that.
You don't have to be the guys
who created Google. All you have
to do is show that you took some
initiative and were able to keep
your grades going at the same
time.I worked with a guy from the
Midwest who grew up on a cattle
farm, and what plagued folks
there was being able to identify
their cows, especially with scares
about mad cow disease. Nowa-
days they use all kinds of tags,
like in the retail environment,
to ID them. But the problem is
you would have to be really close
to the cow for the tag reader to
work. He fooled around in a lab
with a buddy trying to come up
with ways to read the tags from
a distance. He never let go of the
idea he wrote a paper on it and
presented it to a company. And
at the age of 22 he got hired by
them to work with a project team
on finding a solution.
It can be as simple as demon-
strating an ability to think about
ways to tackle problems.
Secretary Lisbeth Evans to speak
at ECU Tourism Conference
Wimple's
Steam Bar & Cajun Cafe
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RIGHTLY SPECIALS
North Carolina
Department of Cultural
Resources will speak at
event
BY LEE SCHWARZ
STAFF WRITER
The "Making Tourism Work
for You II" tourism conference will
take place at the Hilton Greenville
on Oct. 26 and 27. The event will
discuss networking opportuni-
ties for business owners, travel
and tourism professionals, art
and cultural organizations, local
community leaders and citizens
interested in economic growth.
Speakers include Anthony
Watkins, chairman, president
and CEO of NEXUS Enter-
tainment Company, and Lynn
Minges, executive director of
the North Carolina Division
of Tourism, Film and Sports
Development.
"Tourism is a major economic
engine in North Carolina's north-
east region. This conference
offers the perfect opportunity
to increase the awareness of
tourism's role in our local and
regional economies said Gene
Rogers, chairman of the North-
eastern North Carolina Regional
Development Commission.
ECU professor and director
for the Institute for Tourism,
Dr. Dave Edgell, said, "East
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critical to the well being of North
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cultural and art sites.
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research, development, planning,
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research, as well as introduce par-
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Not just for Pirate Rants
Students not
informed of
chance to vote
SGA class elections come and go,
with few knowing they even took place
ELIZABETH LAUTEN
CONTRIBUTING WRITER
I'm sure I'm with the majority of ECU students
when I say that I had no idea that there were class
elections for the Student Body yesterday. For the
first year, I didn't see banners on campus urging
me to vote in the elections, and if they were there,
they were strategically hidden amongst the ones
for Fraternity Rush. I also didn't get the multiple
e-mails from the University reminding me of the
upcoming elections that would be held on Onestop
in the weeks prior to their taking place. How does
the Student Government Association expect me to
know about student elections of any sort if they don't
even bother to tell me about them?
It's ironic that the first time I got wind of said
elections was through checking the Pirate Rants
account, only to find multiple rants from disap- o
pointed students complaining that there was not
an election preview to be found in the paper this
semester. Every other fall, the East Carolinian pub-
lishes information about the respective candidates
and their stances on issues important to them. This
year however, the student body was not informed of
any of the candidate's many platforms by the paper.
I can't help but wonder, how the SGA President,
M. Cole Jones, now in his second term could have
allowed such an oversight. I understand there is an
obligation for the paper to inform the campus of news
relevant to the student population, but if the paper
isn't informed about the details of an event, how can
they possibly have someone report on it? Such an
oversight could have been written off as part of Jones'
learning curve in his first term, but now it seems
to me a poor planning and a lack of follow through.
And who's left to suffer from this grievous
error? None other than the student body of course.
Not only did students lose their right to vote in
the election, but also this could adversely affect
the campus in the year to come, as candidates were
elected to office without giving the student body
any real sense of what they stood for or for their
plans for the upcoming year. Instead the elections
were left to chance and a mere popularity contest.
But what can we as the student body do now?
Sit back and let the year past, hoping the best can-
didates won? Demand a re-election, forcing the
SGA to supply information on their candidates? I
know that a national election would not be deemed
acceptable without the public not only having access
to candidate platforms but also general election
information such as time and date. And so I'm not
sure what the best solution is at this point to the
situation at hand, but 1 do know that if nothing else
the student body needs to realize just how much the
SGA has the ability to change, and demand informa-
tion in future semesters.
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THOSE
Live with
roommates or
just live alone?
AARON BORREGO
OPINION WRITER
The same routine is repeated out every year by mil-
lions around the globe: Want ads stating "Looking for
roommates With this ritual, there shall be new cases
of the roommate horror story for many people being
mapped as the signatures go upon the dotted lines of
a well-crafted lease.
So many things to consider when looking for the
next potential roommate such as: Are they nice, friendly,
cool, not cool, annoying, dependable, lazy, neat, messy,
like me, weird, outgoing, quiet, respectful, courteous,
smelly, happy, on drugs, drinkers, smokers, pet owners,
mean, crazy or even the dreaded bossy. It seems there
is way too much too say with so little time to find out
about what the potential roommates are truly like.
This obliviously can get a bit monotonous and over-
whelming, but honestly do you even need a roommate?
One would deduce that the only way to avoid problems
with roommates is either to have an ironclad understand-
ing that you are in charge or not to have roommates
at all. Living alone and living with others both have
benefits and problems associated with the situations,
but maybe we can make some sense of these choices.
When it comes to living with roommates, many
wonderful things can come of this such as new friends,
plenty of social contact, people able to help you with
things and even the bills being split in a few directions.
This option is a good idea if you keep a few things in
mind: You can't change people, don't tread on people's
personal ground and just basic planning and being on
the same page.
Most problems come from the simple fact that
people get roommates based on if they like the person
as opposed to if they are compatible with them. In
example, say you and your friend since childhood get
a two bedroom apartment. Well if you are a neat freak
and your friend has clothes in the common living area
that are so dirty they could almost walk away, this
could be a problem waiting to destroy a friendship.
Or.what happens if you are a super religious person
and your new roommate is completely against any
adherence to religion or God? This can be a bit of
an issue, but most people are open and understand
to others views as long as they don't try to convert
people to their own personal choices on how to live
life. The biggest thing you can remember in this
situation is to be respectful of other people and real-
ize that in no way should you want to change them.
The splitting the bills thing is a bit of an ordeal, but
I must say can be a great situation for money conserva-
tion. However, it only becomes a problem when people
don't pay up. So if you are one of those, save everyone
else around you and just keep your bills to yourself and
don't try to split it. These people should try living alone
and being able to be responsible enough to pay your bills.
Well, when it comes to living alone, I think it is
great. I think this is a better situation for people who
actually enjoy their solitude and enjoy knowing where
the mess and problems come from. When you live
by yourself, the bills and responsibility to pay them
does completely fall on you but at least you know
where everything is going. You would also know who
is making the mess and who needs to clean it up in
this arrangement. This is also great for people who
don't like being disturbed at all hours of the night
because your roommate can't hold their sauce properly.
You don't have to deal with anyone if you don't
want to, but at the same time you miss out on so
many great things about people and their person-
alities. You could be avoiding your next best friend
or significant other. I must say, that boys and girls
living together, is a bad idea unless they are married
or have been seriously involved for quite some time.
One sentence can sum this up: Girls try to take
everything over and guys don't take time to listen or
attempt what women ask of us. Sometimes it works out
perfectly, but normally too many strong personalities
don't mix. I guess it is because neither side is willing to
listen or admit being wrong, but everyone does that.
In the end, everything works out if you are willing
to keep an open mind and willing to compromise with
people. Not everyone is out there to mess your stuff up
but, it can happen. I hope that when this comes up for
everyone, they take into account a few things I have
talked about, or not. Either way, I have been there and
done both!
PIRATE RANTS
We are out of toilet paper, and
its my turn to buy. just keep
using the paper towels roomie,
I swear I'll buy it soon.
Greenville City parking meters
charge 25 cents for an hour.
ECU parking meters charge
25 cents for the big fifteen
minutes. It's a parking cartel.
I truly believe that ECU is
underestimated as a football
team, and that if they lay it all
on the line they can achieve
victory over West Virginia. Show
them just what an underdog
can do!
There is a professor in my
program of study in Brewster
that could definitely pass as
Ron Jeremy's brother. I am
sure he is around polluting
young minds about his dirty
profession.
How am I supposed to wear
Purple on Friday if the Student
irate Club still hasn't given me
that purple shirt?!
I really believe that the
Mendenhall computer lab
people are extremely rude or
just the particular girl I spoke
with. I do believe there is
inconsistency in the lab officials
down there. I would rather go
across campus to other better
labs than that dungeon.
Thanks to your whining, it is now
hot in Fleming! I was perfectly
fine with the temperature in the
first place.
Trust me, you don't have to
drive 30 mph through my
neighborhood there are kids
around
A 64 percent class average on
the first test should tell the
teacher something, right?!
Greenville drivers are the worst!
You're not invincible, so stop
acting like it!
Whatever happened to those
militant black-clad preachers
that used to scream at us on the'
mall? THAT was entertainment!
Know what the greatest feeling
in the world is? Bar none? A
horse licking your throat. I swear.
To the girl who just got a job at
McDonalds and is ashamed to
tell her sorority sisters, hello?
This is a very good indication
of what kind of people you
surround yourself with. Most
likely those girls wouldn't know
a job if it slapped them up side
of their make-up caked faces.
You are being responsible and
learning how to take care of
yourself instead of relying on
your parents for everything,
good for you!
Kudos to the ranter who dogged
the horoscopes, which are a
waste of ink! Is anyone here
really dumb enough to seek
guidance from one of those?
I am going to kill my roommate
if she doesn't get some cough
medicine.
Funny, both the classes I have
with foreign professors I'm not
doing so not in
Well we won the game! Good
thing too, because if I lost my
voice for a lost, I would have to
kick someone's butt!
Rain, rain go away! Come back
as a hurricane. I don't want to
go to class.
My boyfriend watched the
entire season one of the "0C"
with me in one weekend I
know you're jealous of us!
You know what would be great?
If Java City wasn't pretty much
the only coffee available on
campus. I'm not sure if you
uys have noticed, but it's
asically the most disgusting
coffee ever. If you can call it
that.
Everyone complains about
everything but no one takes the
time to find a solution what's
up with that?!
You are really lazy if you can't
even walk from the hill to
central campus. Get off your
butt!
Am I the only one at ECU that
doesn't drink and smoke?
My art professor is going to
rue the day he told the class to
write a five page paper single
spaced.
I'm bringing back sexy by not
being your stereotype!
If you don't want to be stalked
on MySpace or Facebook,
don't give the whole world your
address! Don't accept friend
requests from people you don't
know. Don't be so stupid!
Greek Haters: Why don't you get
to know us before you hate on us?!
Dear Student Pirate Club:
How am I supposed to pick
up my Pirate Club T-Shirt if I
work during the pick-up times?
"Have someone else pick it up
with your One-Card" is not a
good reply
I came to ECU to get a nursing
degree and one day get a good
job. I study my butt off, and
don't go out and get drurik
every night. I you party every
night and don't study, why are
you even here? Stop wasting
money.
TEC, what happened to your
usual campaign issue? How
am I supposedlo vote for SGA
members if I've never heard of
these people in my life?
To the girl who was seen with
the white man, I am so down
with the swirl!
MySpace and Facebook
stalkers- get a life! Preferably
not mine.
Funny how when someone's
phone rings during class you
yell at them to turn it off, but
you continue to talk the entire
rest of class. Your mouth is
just as big as a distraction as
the phone. Do us all a favor
and hush!
I wish my professor would do
what heshe is paid to do:
Teach! Not brag about hisher
probably nonexistent assault
rifle collection.
I hate chemistry!
You are too cute for my own good.
Drinking coffee and sitting in
the library early in the morning
makes me feel smarter.
Let's see if I understand
At home, you act like we're
friends, but as soon as we come
back I don't exist?
I have no idea how to tell my
boyfriend I love him!
These pretzels are making me
thirsty!
How come when I, a white
girl, walk to class with my
black boyfriend I get the most
disgusted looksYou would
think that it being 2006 we
wouldn't have these problems.
I don't judge you, so how about
you not judging me?
The workers in the galley need
to do their job and stop talking
to girls anci making the line get
really really long!
Pirate fans show up early and
wear some purple. Show the
ESPN2 viewers a sea of purple
and support these boys that
gave us such a good comeback
last weekend. Come watch the
Pirates beat the number four
team in the country.
Don't you hate it when you
are in public and you can feel
your nipple hanging out of your
bra?
I think everyone's exhausted
the bringing sexy back jokes.
They were funny the first two
or three times now, it's just
getting old.
Is it winter yet? Or at least
mid-fall, I am so tired of this
constant tease of cool weather
only to be hit with another heat
wave.
Wings Over Greenville is the
best food that is fast or so
called fast food!
People need to stop writing
novels when writing pirate
rants. It is a rant not a story
that happened to you this
week.
to the guy who brings his
computer to class just to look
at his girlfriends pictures for
the entire two hour class you
make all of us sitting behind
you want to throw up.
My friends think it is weird
that I come from the city and
listen to country music. I may
have lived in the city but I was
brought up country! They know
theylisten to it too but don't
want others to know!
To the girl in class that always
has a bad attitude. Get over
yourself. You make an enjoyable
class miserable. Go away or
cheer up. Life can't be that bad.
To the person making fun of
the sorority "pledge please
don't act like when you were a
freshman you weren't excited
to go downtown. On a second
note, not every sorority girl is
like that. Don't act like you
know what you're talking about
unless you've been in that
person's shoes, you don't know.
Quit judging.
To the hot chicks in my classes.
- Thank you.
Sports deserves its own section
in every paper because some
people actually pick up a paper
just for the sports section.
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THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 21, 2006 PAGE A6
Arts & Entertainment
Horoscopes:
ARIES
Put off your playtime until later, you
have important work to complete.
You're finishing an important
phase and beginning another.
mm
Accept the acknowledgement
others give for having achieved
yoiir objective. Share it with the
others who made it all possible,
with your help.
GEMINI
Some of the crew may have
different opinions about how
things ought to be done. You're a
good leader, in that you help them
figure out what will work best.
You decide that, for best results.
CANCER
You could charm the paint off the
walls. You won't have to do that,
however. You'll be able to get
somebody else to do it for you.
Never let them see you sweat.
LEO
Stick with sure things for a while
longer. Usually, you're quite
lucky, but right now you'll do the
very best doing just what you've
done before.
VIREO
Might as well take charge of the
situation. This shouldn't be very
hard. Once everybody knows what
they're supposed to do, you can
relax. You'd better write it down.
LIBRA
Some of the things you worry
about are not even worth the
bother. Do the reading and
you'll find out which are which,
in a hurry.
SCORPIO
Don't be a fool for flattery. Get
used to it. When you're secure
in yourself, you won't let the
attention go to your head. If
you're not there yet, practice.
SAGITTARIUS
Conditions beyond your control
have tipped the scales in your
favor again. It's up to you to
know what you have and can
gain, however.
CAPRICORN
Things are going well, but you
should stay close to home. Other
people are slightly erratic and
that can cause accidents.
AQUARIUS
What you're building now is a
secure future. And when you
want it to last, bricks are better
to build with than paper.
PISCES
By;now, you're right about in the
middle of the adventure. Soon,
you'll be able to talk about it.
Meanwhile, keep paddling.
Local Concerts:
Th;e Kelly Bell Band will be
performing at Dr. Unk's Oasis
oniSaturday, Sept. 23.
On Thursday, Sept. 28 the
Four Seasons Chamber Music
Festival: "Musical Masterpieces"
will play in A.J. Fletcher Recital
Hall at 7 p.m.
Stdind, along with 3 Days Grace,
Black Stone Cherry and Breaking
Benjamin, will be performing at
the Alltel Pavilliorl in Raleigh on
Sunday, Oct. 1 at 3:30 p.m.
Fun Facts:
To;sell your home faster, and for
more money, paint it yellow.
It takes a drop of ocean water
mijre than 1,000 years to
circulate around the world.
It's possible to lead a cow
upstairs, but not downstairs.
In India, Pajamas are accepted as
standard daytime wearingapparel.
Yoo are more likely to be killed
by-a champagne cork than a
poisonous spider.
By raising your legs slowly and
laving on your back, you can't
sink in quicksand.
The weight of air in a milk glass
is about the same as the weight
of one aspirin tablet.
Film 'Black Dahlia'
lingers in gray area
Josh Hartnett, Aaron Eckhart and Scarlett Johansson shown in a scene from the new film The Black Dahlia.
Confusing film doesn't
live up to expectations
BEN HARRIS
STAFF WRITER
As an avid movie lover, I always
try to see at least one new release
per weekend. For the past couple
of months, with the exception of
Pirates of the Caribbean 'J and Super-
man Returns, the movies I have
seen have left a lot to be desired.
I was beginning to think that,
like Keith Richards, this streak
of wasted money would never die.
Then The Black Dahlia came along.
I heard a lot of great buzz about
the movie and the film offered a
great promise of freeing me from
the realm of overused plots and
terrible "acting The Black Dahlia
is based on the book of the same
title, which deals with the 1946
killing of small time Hollywood
actress Klizabeth Short. When I
say "based I use the term loosely
because besides a few details of the
actual murder, the movie is largely
fictional. The major complaint 1
have is that the film starts off very
slow and overdoes trying to set up
the story.
It isn't until a fourth of the
way into the movie that the body
of Short is even found. The slow
pace continues for the better part
of the movie until the end when
the action really gets good and the
movie shows its true strength. I'm
not one for describing scenes for
the purpose of not wanting to ruin
any part of the movie, but I can
promise that the final part of the
film is sure to keep the moviegoer's
eyes glued to the screen.
The other two problems I saw
with the film are the facts that
the film is generally confusing
up until the end and that the film
really focuses little on the murder
itself. The film goes back and forth
between different stories with little
explanation, and after an hour
and a half of this, I was left very
confused and I really had no idea
what was going on. Everything
isn't explained until the end and
it's really left up to the viewer to
last that long.
For $7.50, I'm more than will-
ing to sit through anything until
the end, so those clever, evil film-
makers got me on this one. The
Black Dahlia murder itself is
touched upon very little in the
movie. Aside from the occasional
five minute scene of the detectives
looking at old video footage of
Short, I really got nothing about
the murder until the very end.
Instead, the film focuses on differ-
ent aspects of the main characters'
lives.
The film is the latest from leg-
endary director Brian De Palma,
who brought us the classics includ-
ing Scarface, Mission Impossible and,
my favorite, The Untouchables. De
Palma does an excellent job of
giving the movie an "old-timey"
feel by the way he presents the
story. The viewers cannot help but
feel as if they are actually watch-
ing a movie from the 1940s. De
Indie-Folk rocker puts out new album
M. Ward's new album
called 'Post War'
LLOYD NEWMAN
STAFF WRITER
Post-War marks Matt Ward's
well-publicized first attempt at
streamlining the sprawling, dra-
matic records he has become
known for. Never before has he
surrounded himself with such
talent, backed by a full band that
includes My Morning Jacket front
man Jim James, Saddle Creek's
resident multi-instrumentalist
Mike Mogis and the popular song-
stress Neko Case. The result is a
record that sacrifices theme and
mood for a more accessible and
concise affair, with mixed results.
Structurally, it's his shortest
record to date, shaving four songs
and five minutes off of Ward's
previous shortest, 2005s fantastic
Transistor Radio, a difference that
initially goes unnoticed, but even-
tually becomes achingly apparent.
Musically, Ward embraces the
opportunities afforded by the new
band, deviating somewhat from
the often difficult arrangements
of his past.
Among the things unchanged
is M. Ward's unique, reverb-
drenched voice, which again acts
as a musical focal point. Equal
parts Tom Waits, Bruce Springs-
teen and Jeff Tweedy, it manages
to be gruff and creaky in such a
way that teeters between confi-
dence and collapse.
It's oddly reassuring, and
lends an added degree of authen-
ticity and old-worldly experience
to Post-War's words.
Those words find themselves
continuously focused on the dark
side of love, often lamenting
heartbreak, rejection and loss,
and sometimes turning angry.
"What do you do with the pieces
of a broken heart?" Ward asks on
"Chinese Translation a tender,
but fast-paced number that dis-
solves into a sublime instrumental
that highlights his trademark
finger-picked acoustic guitar.
The exception, and the album's
Palma sets up most of the movie
to take place at night, therefore
doing an excellent job convey-
ing a feeling of gloom, evil and
desperation. When I see a movie,
the very first thing I notice is the
acting. I've noticed one reason for
the overwhelmingly positive buzz
about the movie is that it boasts a
very impressive cast. Hollywood
beauty and Lost in Translation star
Scarlett Johansson, Pearl Harbor's
Josh Hartnett, Thank Toufor Not
Smoking's Aaron Eckhart and two-
time Oscar winner Hilary Swank
represent the core, but not neces-
sarily the best part of the cast. Mia
Kirshner plays Elizabeth Short,
a.k.a. "The Black Dahlia Kirshner
is stunningly beautiful and in my
opinion, outdoes every other actor
in the movie. I will certainly pay
attention to Kirshner in the future
not only for her looks but for her
overwhelming talent as well.
Veteran actress Fiona Shaw
also does an excellent job playing
a mentally disturbed, drugged-up
socialite. It wouldn't be surprising
to see Kirshner and Shaw come
out with Best Supporting Actress
nominations for their roles, with
Kirshner possibly getting a win.
As for the opposite end of the
spectrum, Johansson and Swank,
whom you would normally expect
wonderful performances out of,
leave a lot to be desired. Johansson
barely has a part and therefore is
severely underused for an actress
of her talent. Swank is in dire
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Celebrity Profile:
Josh Hartnett
Making himself known in the world we
affectionately call Hollywood
KORRI-LEE SMITH
STAFF WRITER
Joshua Daniel Hartnett was born July 21, 1978 in
San Francisco, Calif. Shortly after his birth, his parents
moved him and his three younger siblings to St. Paul,
Minn, where he was raised and educated. Despite his
undeniable talent. Josh wasn't always an aspiring actor.
In fact, Hartnett wasn't even interested in acting until
an injury kept him off of his high school football team.
Disappointed, his aunt encouraged him to get involved
by auditioning for the school play. As luck would have
it, Hartnett landed the lead role and discovered a pas-
sion for acting.
Following his 1996 high school graduation, Hartnett
traveled to the east coast where he attended State Uni-
versity of New York at Purchase. His time there ended
in April of 1997 when he was offered the role of Michael
Fitzgerald in the short-lived television series "Cracker
After doing a number of TV commercials and plays,
Hartnett finally received his big break in Halloween H20:
20 Tears Later. Though the movie received poor reviews,
Hartnett was an instant hit with audiences.
Since he entered the scene, Hartnett has worked
nonstop at building his career. Over the course of nearly
a decade, Hartnett has worked on over 20 movie produc-
tions and has earned himself several award nominations.
see HARTNETT page A7
New Dylan album reaches number one
see WARD page A7
'Modern Times'
is a major success
for Bob Dylan
JOHN BOSCO
STAFF WRITER
When I first heard Bob Dylan
was releasing a new album, I was
very hesitant to listen to it. I love
Bob Dylan just as much as the
next guy - OK, maybe more than
the next guy. But the truth of the
matter is that I haven't fallen in
love with any of his albums after
1975's Blood on the Tracks, so I was
surprised when I put the CD in and
heard a blues sound from Dylan
that really stuck with me.
Undoubtedly, the best thing
about this album is its bluesy,
twangy arrangements combined
with Dylan's old, wise, raspy
vocals. All of the up-tempo tracks
on this record are great; "Thun-
der on the Mountain "Rollin'
and Tumblin "Someday Baby"
and "The Levee's Gonna Break"
showcase Dylan's skill at crafting
12-bar blues riffs and lyrics that
will take you back to his music
from the 1960s. As for the other
half of the album (what I'm call-
ing the "slower" tracks), I think
Dylan could have fine-tuned some
of them.
The only two slower tunes that
I think are brilliant in a Bob-kind
of way are "Nettie Moore which
showcases a percussion section
that balances out an acoustic
guitar, and "Ain't Talkin which
really feels like a classic Dylan
tune as soon as you hear it.
As for the other tracks, they
sort of just float around. Yes, they
have their moments too, but they
don't really give me anything that
I can leave the song with; they
aren't really that impressive.
But Modern Times has been
getting a lot of press and it's actu-
ally already reached number one
on the billboard charts - a feat
sure to keep a smirk on Dylan's
mysterious, old face. While numer-
ous music publications and people
I know have been hailing it as the
best album of the year or even the
best that Dylan has ever sounded
on an album, I'd have to disagree.
I can name at least five albums
released this year that Modern
Times doesn't even compete with.
And though Dylan sounds great
on Modern Times, this is hardly his
prime - the 1960s were huge for
Dylan and he sounded great.
What I can say about this
album is that it's his best sounding
release since 1975's Blood on the
Tracks. This album is definitely
a major breakthrough for Dylan,
whose 1980 and 1990s' track
record left a lot of people wonder-
ing if he was getting over the hill.
When you look at the big
picture, six out of 10 songs aren't
just good, they're really good. So
why the 'OK' review?
The album is getting too much
praise, I think. This is a great
album for Dylan, but he's capable
of something greater. Blonde on
Blonde, Bringing It All Back Home,
and Highway 61 Revisited were all
perfect albums, masterpieces that
don't have a few tracks you can
ignore. Fen when reinventing
his sound on albums like Blood
on the Tracks, he pulls of a mas-
terpiece that knocks the ball out
of the park.
I know that Dylan is capable of
perfection but he's delivering just
shy of it. But maybe that's because
1 inherited a sound of Dylan that
doesn't quite match the way he
sounded in the 1960s, a sound that
had a pretty big imprint on popular
music of the time and thereafter.
So, my biggest complaint
about this album is that the songs
lack a good, solid flow. They're all
decent tracks, some are even great,
but the album doesn't really play
through that way; weaker tracks
get in the way of really great
ones and it sort of flips and flops,
in and out of brilliance. Track to
track, this album is failing, but
individually, these songs stand
out as pretty good work for a guy
everyone thought was burnt out.
Overall Grade: B
This writer can be contacted at
pulsetheeastcarolinian.com.
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Some of his career highlights
include Tht f'irgtn Suuidtx Black
Ho-jA Dozen and Ptari Hartor.
Although Hartnett has
become well known as a suc-
cessful Hollywood figure, he
insists he isn't going to let it get
to hinx
"That's the thing about real
movie stars that 111 never have
When real movie stars walk into
a room, it's all about them They
know it and everybody else knows
it. I like to fry under the radar
I try. anyway said Hartnett in
a press interview By the looks
of things, it appears Hartnett is
telling the truthDespite the con-
stant pressure to move. Hartnett
is adamant about staying in his
home state of Minnesota to avoid
the glare of paparazzi
In his most recent film. Hart-
nett plays an overzealous cop
obsessed with the Black Dahlia
murder case The movie itself
is an adaptation of the novel
'Black Dahlia" by James Ellroy
Hartnett s character. Bucky Ble-
lchert, is a complex figure unde-
niably passionate about his work.
In a press interview from the
premiere of Universal Pictures'
Tht Black Dakha. Hartnett talks
about bringing the novel to the
big screen
"I read the book four times
while we were getting started,
before we started filming You
know. there were 1S different ver-
sions of the script. It started out
being 210 pages long and worked
its way down to about 120 or ISO.
We shot a hell of a lot more of
the script - of the movie - than
is actually on the screen because
the book is so complex, the story
is so complex. But what came out
at the end. 1 think, is a nice distil-
lation of it all
Audiences everywhere can now
see Hartnett bum up the big screen
in Tht Block Dahlia, which opened
in theaters last Friday. It would
appear Hartnett is an unstoppable
force in Hollywood. With such
unique good looks and undeniable
talent, it's no wonder he continues
to make a name for himself.
Be sure to look for Hartnett in
several upcoming films including:
Talcs from Earthita. Resurrecting
tht Champ. 30 Dns of Sight and
Tht Prince of CooL
This writer can be contacted at
pulseAtheeastcarolinian.com.
DAHLIA
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need of a dialect coach because
throughout the film she switches
from a Scottish to a British to an
American to. sometimes, even a
German accent despite the fact
that it is clearly stated in the
beginning that she is Scottish.
The other major players.
Hartnett and Eckhart. come off as
average and deliver performances
you would expect from actors of
their talent
For months, the entertain-
ment world has been buzzing
about the release at Tht Black
Dahlia Hollywood is no doubt
hoping the buzz will end a hor-
rendous box-office slump, the
likes of which hasn't been seen
in 30 years Tht Black Dahlia
shouldn't have much trouble
when it comes to making sure
its opening weekend tares better
then the weekend before, when
moviegoers saw a putrid movie
Josh Hartnett. as Dtgt Btectart and Wary Swank as Madetere Lnscor.
about teen vampires or some
other dim-witted idea along those
lines) with bad acting and greasy
hair to take the top spot with rust
$9 million Mv prediction is that
Tht Black Dahlia will take home
$20 million opening weekend
with an overall gross of S80 to
f 100 million
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real gem. is its lone cover. To Go
Home for which Ward reached
deep into the vaults of the leg-
endary and troubled songwriter
Daniel Johnston. Ironically, he
takes the original which wouldn't
have sounded out of place on
Transistor Radio or iOOS'i Tht
Transfiguration of Vincent, and
embellishes it with a rollicking
drum beat and gospel style back-
ing vocals, resulting in one of the
finest and hardest rocking tunes
of Ward's career
Having now released five
albums of comparable quality.
it has become abundantly dear
that M Ward is a wonderfullv
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Arts & Entertainment
Hor.scopes Yim 'Black Dahlia
ARIES
Put off your playtime until later, you
have important work to complete.
You're finishing an important
phase and beginning another.
TADRUS
Accept the acknowledgement
others give for having achieved
your objective. Share it with the
others who made it all possible,
with your help.
MM
Some of the crew may have
different opinions about how
things ought to be done. You're a
good leader, in that you help them
figure out what will work best.
You decide that, for best results.
CANCER
You could charm the paint off the
walls. You won't have to do that,
however. You'll be able to get
somebody else to do it for you.
Never let them see you sweat.
LEO
Stick with sure things for a while
longer. Usually, you're quite
lucky, but right now you'll do the
very best doing just what you've
done before.
VIRfiO
Might as well take charge of the
situation. This shouldn't be very
hard. Once everybody knows what
they're supposed to do, you can
relax. You'd better write it down.
LIBRA
Some of the things you worry
about are not even worth the
bother. Do the reading and
you'll find out which are which,
in a hurry.
SCORPIO
Don't be a fool for flattery. Get
used to it. When you're secure
in yourself, you won't let the
attention go to your head. If
you're not there yet, practice.
SAGITTARIUS
Conditions beyond your control
have tipped the scales in your
favor again. It's up to you to
know what you have and can
gan, however.
CAPRICORR
Things are going well, but you
should stay close to home. Other
people are slightly erratic and
th$t can cause accidents.
AQUARIUS
What you're building now is a
secure future. And when you
want it to last, bricks are better
to build with than paper.
PISCES
By; now, you're right about in the
middle of the adventure. Soon,
you'll be able to talk about it.
Meanwhile, keep paddling.
Local Concerts:
The Kelly Bell Band will be
performing at Dr. Link's Oasis
onSaturday, Sept. 23.
On Thursday, Sept. 28 the
Four Seasons Chamber Music
Festival: "Musical Masterpieces"
wil play in A.J. Fletcher Recital
Hall at 7 p.m.
Stdind, along with 3 Days Grace,
Black Stone Cherry and Breaking
Benjamin, will be performing at
the Alltel Pavilliorl in Raleigh on
Suhday.Oct. 1 at 3:30 p.m.
Fun Facts:
To;sell your home faster, and for
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It fakes a drop of ocean water
m$re than 1,000 years to
circulate around the world.
It's possible to lead a cow
upstairs, but not downstairs.
In India, Pajamas are accepted as
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The weight of air in a milk glass
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Josh Hartnett, Aaron Eckhart and Scarlett Johansson shown in a scene from the new film The Black Dahlia.
Confusing film doesn't
live up to expectations
BEN HARRIS
STAFF WRITER
As an avid movie lover, I always
try to see at least one new release
per weekend. For the past couple
of months, with the exception of
Pirales of the Caribbean a and Super-
man Returns, the movies 1 have
seen have left a lot to be desired.
I was beginning to think that,
like Keith Richards, this streak
of wasted money would never die.
Then The Black Dahlia came along.
I heard a lot of great buzz about
the movie and the film offered a
great promise of freeing me from
the realm of overused plots and
terrible "acting The Black Dahlia
is based on the book of the same
title, which deals with the 1946
killing of small time Hollywood
actress Elizabeth Short. When I
say "based I use the term loosely
because besides a few details of the
actual murder, the movie is largely
fictional. The major complaint I
have is that the film starts off very
slow and overdoes trying to set up
the story.
It isn't until a fourth of the
way into the movie that the body
of Short is even found. The slow
pace continues for the better part
of the movie until the end when
the action really gets good and the
movie shows its true strength. I'm
not one for describing scenes for
the purpose of not wanting to ruin
any part of the movie, but I can
promise that the final part of the
film is sure to keep the moviegoer's
eyes glued to the screen.
The other two problems I saw
with the film are the facts that
the film is generally confusing
up until the end and that the film
really focuses little on the murder
itself. The film goes back and forth
between different stories with little
explanation, and after an hour
and a half of this, I was left very
confused and I really had no idea
what was going on. Everything
isn't explained until the end and
it's really left up to the viewer to
last that long.
For $7.50, I'm more than will-
ing to sit through anything until
the end, so those clever, evil film-
makers got me on this one. The
Black Dahlia murder itself is
touched upon very little in the
movie. Aside from the occasional
five minute scene of the detectives
looking at old video footage of
Short, I really got nothing about
the murder until the very end.
Instead, the film focuses on differ-
ent aspects of the main characters'
lives.
The film is the latest from leg-
endary director Brian De Palma,
who brought us the classics includ-
ing Scarface, Mission Impossible and,
my favorite, The Untouchables. De
Palma does an excellent job of
giving the movie an "old-timey"
feel by the way he presents the
story. The viewers cannot help but
feel as if they are actually watch-
ing a movie from the 1940s. De
Palma sets up most of the movie
to take place at night, therefore
doing an excellent job convey-
ing a feeling of gloom, evil and
desperation. When I see a movie,
the very first thing I notice is the
acting. I've noticed one reason for
the overwhelmingly positive buzz
about the movie is that it boasts a
very impressive cast. Hollywood
beauty and Lost in Translation star
Scarlett Johansson, Pearl Harbor's
Josh Hartnett, Thank You for Not
Smoking's Aaron Eckhart and two-
time Oscar winner Hilary Swank
represent the core, but not neces-
sarily the best part of the cast. Mia
Kirshner plays Elizabeth Short,
a.k.a. "The Black Dahlia Kirshner
is stunningly beautiful and in my
opinion, outdoes every other actor
in the movie. I will certainly pay
attention to Kirshner in the future
not only for her looks but for her
overwhelming talent as well.
Veteran actress Fiona Shaw
also does an excellent job playing
a mentally disturbed, drugged-up
socialite. It wouldn't be surprising
to see Kirshner and Shaw come
out with Best Supporting Actress
nominations for their roles, with
Kirshner possibly getting a win.
As for the opposite end of the
spectrum, Johansson and Swank,
whom you would normally expect
wonderful performances out of,
leave a lot to be desired. Johansson
barely has a part and therefore is
severely underused for an actress
of her talent. Swank is in dire
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Celebrity Profile:
Josh Hartnett
Making himself known in the world we
affectionately call Hollywood
KORRI-LEE SMITH
STAFF WRITER
Joshua Daniel Hartnett was born July 21, 1H7H in
San Francisco, Calif. Shortly after his birth, his parents
moved him and his three younger siblings to St. Paul,
Minn, where he was raised and educated. Despite his
undeniable talent, Josh wasn't always an aspiring actor.
In fact, Hartnett wasn't even interested in acting until
an injury kept him off of his high school football team.
Disappointed, his aunt encouraged him to get involved
by auditioning for the school play. As luck would have
it, Hartnett landed the lead role and discovered a pas-
sion for acting.
Following his 1996 high school graduation, Hartnett
traveled to the east coast where he attended State Uni-
versity of New York at Purchase. His time there ended
in April of 1997 when he was offered the role of Michael
Fitzgerald in the short-lived television series "Cracker
After doing a number of TV commercials and plays,
Hartnett finally received his big break in Halloween HSO:
20 Tears Later. Though the movie received poor reviews,
Hartnett was an instant hit with audiences.
Since he entered the scene, Hartnett has worked
nonstop at building his career. Over the course of nearly
a decade, Hartnett has worked on over 20 movie produc-
tions and has earned himself several award nominations.
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aj New Dylan album reaches number one
Sa
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Indie-Folk rocker puts out new album
M. Ward's new album
called 'Post War'
LLOYD NEWMAN
STAFF WRITER
Post-H'ar marks Matt Ward's
well-publicized first attempt at
streamlining the sprawling, dra-
matic records he has become
known for. Never before has he
surrounded himself with such
talent, backed by a full band that
includes My Morning Jacket front
man Jim James, Saddle Creek's
resident multi-instrumentalist
Mike Mogis and the popular song-
stress Neko Case. The result is a
record that sacrifices theme and
mood for a more accessible and
concise affair, with mixed results.
Structurally, it's his shortest
record to date, shaving four songs
and five minutes off of Ward's
previous shortest, 2005s fantastic
Transistor Radio, a difference that
initially goes unnoticed, but even-
tually becomes achingly apparent.
Musically, Ward embraces the
opportunities afforded by the new
band, deviating somewhat from
the often difficult arrangements
of his past.
Among the things unchanged
is M. Ward's unique, reverb-
drenched voice, which again acts
as a musical focal point. Equal
parts Tom Waits, Bruce Springs-
teen and Jeff Tweedy, it manages
to be gruff and creaky in such a
way that teeters between confi-
dence and collapse.
It's oddly reassuring, and
lends an added degree of authen-
ticity and old-worldly experience
to Post-War's words.
Those words find themselves
continuously focused on the dark
side of love, often lamenting
heartbreak, rejection and loss,
and sometimes turning angry.
"What do you do with the pieces
of a broken heart?" Ward asks on
"Chinese Translation a tender,
but fast-paced number that dis-
solves into a sublime instrumental
that highlights his trademark
finger-picked acoustic guitar.
The exception, and the album's
see WARD page A7
'Modern Times'
is a major success
for Bob Dylan
JOHN BOSCO
STAFF WRITER
When I first heard Bob Dylan
was releasing a new album, I was
very hesitant to listen to it. I love
Bob Dylan just as much as the
next guy - OK, maybe more than
the next guy. But the truth of the
matter is that I haven't fallen in
love with any of his albums after
197S's Blood on the Tracks, so I was
surprised when I put the CD in and
heard a blues sound from Dylan
that really stuck with me.
Undoubtedly, the best thing
about this album is its bluesy,
twangy arrangements combined
with Dylan's old, wise, raspy
vocals. All of the up-tempo tracks
on this record are great; "Thun-
der on the Mountain "Rollin'
and Tumblin "Someday Baby"
and "The Levee's Gonna Break"
showcase Dylan's skill at crafting
12-bar blues riffs and lyrics that
will take you back to his music
from the 1960s. As for the other
half of the album (what I'm call-
ing the "slower" tracks), I think
Dylan could have fine-tuned some
of them.
The only two slower tunes that
I think are brilliant in a Bob-kind
of way are "Nettie Moore which
showcases a percussion section
that balances out an acoustic
guitar, and "Ain't Talkin which
really feels like a classic Dylan
tune as soon as you hear it.
As for the other tracks, they
sort ofjust float around. Yes, they
have their moments too, but they
don't really give me anything that
I can leave the song with; they
aren't really that impressive.
But Modern Times has been
getting a lot of press and it's actu-
ally already reached number one
on the billboard charts - a feat
sure to keep a smirk on Dylan's
mysterious, old face. While numer-
ous music publications and people
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I know have been hailing it as the
best album of the year or even the
best that Dylan has ever sounded
on an album, I'd have to disagree.
I can name at least five albums
released this year that Modern
Times doesn't even compete with.
And though Dylan sounds great
on Modern Times, this is hardly his
prime - the 1960s were huge for
Dylan and he sounded great.
What I can say about this
album is that it's his best sounding
release since 1975's Blood on the
Tracks. This album is definitely
a major breakthrough for Dylan,
whose 1980 and 1990s' track
record left a lot of people wonder-
ing if he was getting over the hill
When you look at the big
picture, six out of 10 songs aren't
just good, they're really good. So
why the 'OK' review?
The album is getting too much
praise, I think. This is a great
album for Dylan, but he's capable
of something greater. Blonde on
Blonde, Bringing It All Back Home,
and Highway 61 Revisited were all
perfect albums, masterpieces that
don't have a few tracks you can
ignore. Even when reinventing
his sound on albums like Blood
on the Tracks, he pulls of a mas-
terpiece that knocks the ball out
of the park.
I know that Dylan is capable of
perfection but he's delivering just
shy of it. But maybe that's because
I inherited a sound of Dylan that
doesn't quite match the way he
sounded in the 1960s, a sound that
had a pretty big imprint on popular
music of the time and thereafter.
So, my biggest complaint
about this album is that the songs
lack a good, solid flow. They're all
decent tracks, some are even great,
but the album doesn't really play
through that way; weaker tracks
get in the way of really great
ones and it sort of nips and flops,
in and out of brilliance. Track to
track, this album is failing, but
individually, these songs stand
out as pretty good work for a guy
everyone thought was burnt out.
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to him.
"That's the thing about real
movie stars that I'll never have.
When real movie stars walk into
a room, it's all about them. They
know it and everybody else knows
it. I like to fly under the radar.
I try, anyway said Hartnett in
a press interview. By the looks
of things, it appears Hartnett is
telling the truth. Despite the con-
stant pressure to move, Hartnett
is adamant about staying in his
home state of Minnesota to avoid
the glare of paparazzi.
In his most recent film, Hart-
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obsessed with the Black Dahlia
murder case. The movie itself
is an adaptation of the novel
"Black Dahlia" by James Ellroy.
Hartnett's character, Bucky Ble-
ichert, is a complex figure unde-
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In a press interview from the
premiere of Universal Pictures'
The Black Dahlia, Hartnett talks
about bringing the novel to the
big screen.
"I read the book four times
while we were getting started,
before we started filming. You
know, there were 18 different ver-
sions of the script. It started out
being 210 pages long and worked
its way down to about 120 or 130.
We shot a hell of a lot more of
the script - of the movie - than
is actually on the screen because
the book is so complex; the story
is so complex. But what came out
at the end, I think, is a nice distil-
lation of it all
Audiences everywhere can now
see Hartnett burn up the big screen
in The Black Dahlia, which opened
in theaters last Friday. It would
appear Hartnett is an unstoppable
force in Hollywood. With such
unique good looks and undeniable
talent, it's no wonder he continues
to make a name for himself.
Be sure to look for Hartnett in
several upcoming films including:
Tales from Earthiea, Resurrecting
the Champ, SO Days of Night and
The Prince of Cool.
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need of a dialect coach because
throughout the film she switches
from a Scottish to a British to an
American to, sometimes, even a
German accent despite the fact
that it is clearly stated in the
beginning that she is Scottish.
The other major players,
Hartnett and Kckhart, come off'as
average and deliver performances
you would expect from actors of
their talent.
For months, the entertain-
ment world has been buzzing
about the release of The Black
Dahlia. Hollywood is no doubt
hoping the buzz will end a hor-
rendous box-office slump, the
likes of which hasn't been seen
in SO years. The Black Dahlia
shouldn't have much trouble
when it comes to making sure
its opening weekend fares better
then the weekend before, when
moviegoers saw a putrid movie
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about teen vampires (or some
other dim-witted idea along those
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$9 million. My prediction is that
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of Ward's career.
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THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 21, 2006 PAGE A8
THURSDAY
ECU's Inside Source
Will ECU or
WVU win and
what will the
score be?
Harry Lundy
Freshman communication
major says ECU, 20-14
Mandi Merrill
Sophomore interior design
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Dr. Carey Martin
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Adesola Ogunleye
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Rafel Lane
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Junior exercise and sports
science major says 35-17
Tonya Medlin
Junior criminal justice major
says WVU 27-3
Matt Johnson
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WVU2-17
FOOTBALL PREVIEW
WEST VIRGINIA VS. ECU
WEST VIRGINIA SCHEDULE
SEPT. 2 VS. MARSHALL W, 42-10
SEPT. 14 VS MARYLAND W,45
OCT. 7 AT MISSISSiPP! STATE 2:30 PM
Pirates ready
for a challenge
ECU SCHEDULE
SEPT. 2 AT NAVY
SEPT. 18 VS. MEMPHIS
OCT. 7 VS. VIRGINIA
6:00 PM
OCT. 20 AT CONNECTICUT
NOV. 11 VS. CINCINNATI
NOV. IS AT PITT!
NOV. 25 VS. SOUTH FLORIDA
B:oo pm ECU welcomes No. 4
HH West Virginia Saturday
KEYS TO
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WEST VIRGINIA
1. Get sacks:
West Virginia has yet to record a sack on the season.
ECU'S offensive strength is at the wideout position
so preventing James Pinkney from distributing the
ball to Aundrae Allison, Phillip Henry, Davon Drew
and company will make it very difficult for the Pirates
to score.
2. Set up play-action:
If Navy exposed anything about the ECU defense, it was
that the defensive backs wilt get sucked in with the run.
Navy had its shots downfield. Patrick White is a much more
experienced passer than Brian Hampton and will not miss
on his deep shots.
3. Cut down on penalties:
The Mountaineers were flagged 10 times a week ago
against Maryland and lead the Big East in penalties
through three games with 25. It West Virginia gives
ECU free yardage, it could give the Pirates enough
to pull off the upset.
RON CLEMENTS
SENIOR WRITER
Rich Rodriguez is where Skip
Holtz wants to be.
Rodriquez took over a West
Virginia football program in 2001
that was down and brought it back,
turning a S-win team into a 9-win
team in just one season.
"I have an awful lot of respect for
what they are doing right now and
the steps that they have been taking
to go from a middle of the pack top-20
team, to really becoming one of the
elite teams in the country said Holtz.
The Mountaineers, ranked
fourth in the country, will travel to
Greenville Saturday to take on ECU
in their first game away from Milan
Puskar Stadium.
"They gave us a lot of problems last
year said Rodriguez. "This is our first
road test and we're going to be in a tough
environment Their crowd gets into it.
This is going to be their big-
gest game and we've got
to be prepared for that
The Mountain-
eers defeated the
Pirates, 20-15,
last September
in Morgan town,
but Holtz said
his team cannot
rest following
their come from
behind win over Memphis last week
because West Virginia is not going
to look past the Pirates.
"They have a very focused football
team Holtz said. "They know where
they are and they know where they
want to go and they are really close
to getting there. I think Coach Rodri-
guez will have them ready to play
"I am sure they are going to
watch our game from last year and he
will pick out all the clips of positive
things that East Carolina did against
them. I don't think they will come
in here flat and I don't think they
will come in here and over look us
Many preseason prognostica-
tions had the Mountaineers play-
ing for, or winning, the national
championship. That kind of talk is
not intimidating the Pirates, but
does have them excited about the
opportunity to play spoiler.
"We're excited said sopho-
more linebacker Quentin Cotton,
who injured his ankle in Tuesday's
practice but is still expected to start
Saturday. "We're here for one goal,
and that one goal is to come out, play
our hardest against West Virginia
and try to come out on top
Holtz said his biggest
challenge is keeping the
Pirates focused on foot-
ball and not to be dis-
tracted by the hype
) around the game.
"We can't play
OCT. 21 VS. SMU
OCT. 28 AT SOUTHERN MISS
NOV. 4 AT UCF
NOV. 18 AT RICE
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KEYS TO
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1. Contain Steve Slatoit:
Like the saying, "You can't stop him, you can only hope
to contain him Holtz said that West Virginia will get
some big plays. The Pirates just need to limit them and
keep Slaton from running free.
2. Score first:
West Virginia has yet to trail in a game this season, so forcing
the Mountaineers to play from behind early in their first road
game could get them out of their game plan.
3. Protect the ball:
The Pirates cannot afford to give West Virginia an extra
possession. The West Virginia offense is a scoring
machine, so keeping the Mountaineers off the field as
much as possible is important.
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"This it our first road tost. Our
guys are, aftor a weokond off,
hopefully focused and ready to
go for the Pirates. We stilt have
. some things that we've got to
dean up. This is going to be their
biggest game and we've got to be
prepared for that"
Huntington Herald-Dispatch
"You look at the road West
Virginia's had to this point.
They've ail been at home and
been done at halftime. They're
drinking milk and eating cookies
at halftime, but they're that good.
I just hope their not doing that at
halftime this week
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the game until Saturday Holtz
said. "Sometimes people come
out and they get all juiced up
on Tuesday and Wednesday and
Thursday and they're ready to go.
Then Saturday, the game's at 4:30
and at noon, they're bouncing
around and you're like, 'Whoa.
Calm down Then they get to
game time and they're dry
Cotton, who leads the Pirates in
tackles and forced turnovers, said
maintaining focus isn't an issue.
"We're not worried about
the fans, we're not worried about
they're number four, we're not
worried about the critics or the
BCS Cotton said. "We're coming
out ready for West Virginia
Cotton added that the Moun-
taineers do not impress him.
"There is nothing spectacular
about West Virginia Cotton
said. "They put their clothes on
and line up just like we do
With Cotton's recent ankle
sprain, the injuries are piling up
for the Pirates. Running back
Chris Johnson, who tallied 106
yards and a pair of touchdowns
against Memphis, is aggravated
by a "mild case" of turf toe. Domi-
nique Lindsay is on the shelf with
a torn MCL.
Defensive end and team cap-
tain Shauntae Hunt re-injured
his knee versus the Tigers while
Wendell Chavia is questionable
for West Virginia and Brandon
Setzer is still out with his bad
knee. Following the West Vir-
ginia game, the Pirates have their
bye week and Holtz said it comes
at a needed time of the season.
"If we can get those guys
some good work during the open
date to where we can get a little
more comfortable to be able to
put them in there and play them,
that'll be huge for us Holtz said.
"We need the open date right now.
We just need to get everybody
healthy
That does not mean the
Pirates want the game to come
and go. They are looking for-
ward to the test of hosting the
fourth-ranked team in the nation,
and are not playing for a "moral
victory
"Winning is winning Cotton
said. "That's how I see it. Win-
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got to say about that. No moral
victories
Holtz said he feels similarly.
"I think any game you line up
to play, you line up to win Holtz
said. "Obviously they present a
lot more challenges than a lot of
other people you play. There's a
difference between a top '20 and a
top 5 team. Top 20 teams can do
some things well. The top 5 teams
don't have a weakness
Holtz said Monday at his
weekly press conference that it
was tough to find a weakness on
this year's West Virginia team.
West Virginia's strength is
easy to see with sophomore run-
ning back Steve Slaton leading a
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ground attack that leads the
nation, racking up 348.7 yards
per game. Slaton, who is averag-
ing eight yards a carry, leads the
Mountaineers with 503 rushing
yards. Quarterback Patrick White
is second on the team with 155
yards and is running the ball at a
7.4 yards-per-carry clip.
"When you look at them sta-
tistically, they're scary Holtz
said. "They are only averaging
137 yards passing but when you
are rushing for 350 I don't know
that you need to throw the ball.
You can see why they are one of
the top-five teams in the country.
They have a great football team.
They are built an offense around
an awful lot of speed. They have
a very athletic offensive line.
They're quick and they're a zone
tram. They have great speed in
their bark field. Their quarterback
and tailback will be two of the
fastest players anybody in the
country "ill play all year
While the Mountaineers have
been dominant on offense, out-
scoring their opponents, 46-12,
they have been inconsistent on
defense and have yet to record a
sack. Rodriguez said he plans on
rotating fresh players in to get a
pass rush, especially from emerg-
ing star, (-fbot-5-inch, 285-pound
freshman James Ingram, who
provided consistent pressure on
Maryland's signal caller last week.
"I was so close. They keep
drilling us and telling us we need
more sacks and I'm right there
when he throws the ball but I
just couldn't get it Ingram told
Christopher Marshall of msns-
portsnet.com. "I was definitely
trying my hardest. 1 think overall
our pass rush is developing
ECU guard Matt Butler said
he doesn't plan on letting the
Mountaineer defense get near
James Hinkney.
"We don't want to be the first
ones to let them get that sack
Butler said. "We pride ourselves
on protecting JP. We think of
him as our momma. We don't
want our momma to get hit, or
our brother or sister, so we take
offense to somebody touching JP.
But we especially don't want West
Virginia to come into our house
and hurt our quarterback "
Pinkney has been sacked three
times this season as the young
offensive line continues to improve.
The senior quarterback's ability to
make plays out of the pocket has
Rodriguez concerned, as does
F.CU's other skill position players.
"Their quarterback reminds
me of our guy, he can run and
throw Rodriguez said. "Their
tailback is a very fast guy, he's
outstanding. They've got one of
the best wideouts we'll play all
year in Aundrae Allison. He could
play for anybody
Allison bounced back against
Memphis with nine catches for
124 yards and a touchdown a
week after getting shut out at
UAB while Johnson recorded his
first 100-yard game of the season
against the Tigers with 106 yards
and two scores.
Rodriguez knows of his team's
troubles on the defensive line
and is aware of ECU's improving
offensive line.
"They've got big guys up
front said Rodriguez, who owns
a 42-22 record at WVU. "We've
had problems with big guys and us
getting off blocks, so we've got a
lot of concerns. That and the fact
thai it's on the road, we're going
to take everybody's best shot on
the road, I'm sure
Rodriguez sees similarities in
the offenses of ECU and WVU with
an athletic quarterback and spread-
ing the field, except that WVU
has been "more run-oriented
White has just 27 pass attempts
this season, completing 20 of them
for 259 yards and three touch-
downs without an interception.
The Mountaineers have turned the
ball over just once in three games
and Holtz knows his team cannot
afford any more costly turnovers
despite the fact that the Pirates lead
the nation in takeaways with 11.
"There is no doubt that we
will have to play a perfect game
Holtz said. "We can't turn the ball
over they way that we have been.
They're not going to give us a
bunch of turnovers. White has
not thrown an interception. He is
not going to throw it to us. We are
going to have to go get it if we are
going to make an interception. We
are going to have to play a flaw-
less game from an offensive and
defensive standpoint
One thing that may be in ECU's
favor is the weather. The tempera-
ture for the 4:30 p.m. kickoff is
forecasted to be in the mid-80s
and while the Pirates are adapted
to the heat, the Mountaineers are
not. Rodriguez conceded that the
heat "might be an issue" because
his players are not used to it.
Forcing West Virginia to play
from behind would be new to the
Mountaineers and Holtz said the
Pirates need to get off to a fast
start, and keep that pace.
"I think we better start fast,
maintain it and finish fast if we
want any shot in this one Holtz
said. "This isn't a team that you
can come from behind on. It is
going to be important for our
players and our mindset to get
everybody up and get the crowd
into the game
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