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Humane Society holds
Fluff N Puff Dog Wash
Hasyo
been pampered by the volunteers from the HSEC? That includes a bath, blow-drying and nail clipping.
Get your dog
shampooed again on
Oct. 7 in Washington
CLAYTON BAUMAN
STAFF WRITER
The Humane Society of East-
ern Carolina held its annual Fluff
'N Puff Dog Wash this past Satur-
day in the Gold's Gym parking lot
on Charles Street.
The non-profit organization
held the event in a drive to raise
money to care for currently housed
animals at the society's facility in
Greenville.
Currently in its fifth year, the
Humane Society establishes a goal of
attempting to wash at least 100 dogs.
Dogs that take part in the
event go through a series of activi-
ties. First they participate in dog
art. Paint is put on their paws and
they walk on a large piece of paper.
Afterward, dogs are sham-
pooed, washed and then blow-
dried. Following that, they have
their ears cleaned and their nails
see FLUFF page A2
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WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 27, 2006
House whip speaks
to ECU College
Democrats
McLawhorn attended ECU in the 1960s, where the political
environment was such that becoming a part of it was "very exciting
McLawhorn up for
reelection in November
ZACK HILL
STAFF WRITER
North Carolina State
House Representative Marian
McLawhorn (D) came to Brew-
ster 102-C Thursday night to
speak to the college Democrats.
McLawhorn is from Pitt County
and is currently seeking a fifth
.term as the District 9 representa-
tive. She is being challenged by
republican Tony Moore.
"I think she's a very strong
candidate said David Conradt,
professor of political science and
advisor to the college Democrats.
McLawhorn spoke first on her
past, including her time at ECU in
the 1960s.
"That time to get involved in
politics for the first time was very
exciting said McLawhorn.
She officially began her political
career when she was elected to the
Grifton Town Council. Five years
later, she won the Grifton mayoral
election and began legislating
on the state level when she was
elected to the State House in 1998.
"I love the legislative part of
the job McLawhorn said. "1 still
enjoy trying to help people with
their problems
McLawhorn is currently serv-
ing as the House Majority Whip,
co-chair of the rules committee,
co-chair of the education com-
mittee and chair of the domestic
violence committee, according to
her Web site.
She also was an integral part
of adding the new cardiovascular
center at the Brody School of
Medicine.
"Now we've got a real fight to
get a dental school McLawhorn
said.
During this year's congressio-
nal session, McLawhorn and other
House members passed legislation
making the annual enrollment
increase to offset the rising costs of
college tuition permanent so that the
funding will no longer require a vote.
"As ECU and the other univer-
sities grow, there will be a pot of
money that comes out to help with
enrollment McLawhorn said.
Voting was also an important
part of McLawhorn's message.
"I know it sounds trite because
we talk about it all the time, but
this is a blue moon election
McLawhorn said.
A blue moon election is an
election in which high visibility
offices like president, U.S. Senate
and local sheriff are not on the
ballot, which can result in a low
voter turnout.
"That's why it voting is so
important McLawhorn said.
"Every single vote counts.
I've won four times, but this one
is close
McLawhorn told the students
on hand that she was pleased to
see young people caring about
politics.
"It's very important for people
to vote anyway, period. It's our
right and a privilege. It's impor-
tant for everybody of every age
to get into the political process
McLawhorn said.
College Democrats president
Erik Anderson, senior history
and political science major, hopes
students will take advantage of
McLawhorn's stop on the cam-
paign trail.
"She's asking us to volunteer
for her said Anderson. "It's good
experience for young students that
may be interested in being a part
of a campaign in the future
This writer can be contacted at
newstheeastcarolinian.com.
What did you
think of the e-
mails from the
administration
and expectations
for students'
conduct at the
football game?
"As college students
we should be able
to have fun, but still
conduct ourselves
"I thought the e-
mails didn't really
reflect what went on
at the game
"It's OK to have
pride, but when it
crosses a certain line
it becomes negative
"They want us
to keep our good
sportsmanship
represented
"We have a rep for
being a party school,
we don't need to add
to it
"The e-mail was sent
more than once, so
it must have been
important, but it was
a little much
"They sent the e-
mail out to straighten
people out for ESPN
and TV coverage
Rowdy behavior warrants action
The stands at Dowdy-Ficklen stadium were filled when ECU battled WVU.
ECU, Memphis game
sparks conflict
CLAYTON BAUMAN
STAFF WRITER
The ECU, Memphis foot-
ball game nearly a week and
a half ago has sparked some
resentment from visiting fans
and even some ECU fans.
After the game, reports of
rowdy fans and obscene behavior
in the stands by some of the Pirate
supportive began to overshadow
the exciting win over Memphis.
The ECU athletic department
began to receive mail from visit-
ing Memphis fans citing different
accounts of Pirate fans, yelling,
cussing and using the middle
finger around their families.
In a letter to Athletic Director
Terry Holland, a Pirate fan wrote
in his concern about some vulgar
chanting that took place as well.
The athletic department
responded quickly, with both
Holland, ECU Head Coach Skip
Holtz and ECU Chancellor Steve
Ballard, sending out mass e-mail's
to students and faculty as well
as apologies to those offended.
Holland's letter, complete with
two messages from Memphis fans
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Campus & Community
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
nichollssecu.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 aje $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.
Herringheart.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 gagnej@ecu.edu.
Humane Society Dog Wash!
Oct. 7 - Fluff and Puff -
Human Society Fundraiser, 8
a.m. - 2 p.m West Marine
on Highway 17 in Washington,
N.C. 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.
27wed 28lhu 29Fri 30sat 1
Sun
2
Mon
3
Tue
Study Abroad Infor-
mation Session
Bate Room 1032
3-5 p.m.
Russian Film Series:
"Barber of Siberia"
Movies have English
subtitles or dubbing.
Bate 2011
6:30 p.m.
Walk a Mile in Her
Shoes
To promote sexual
assault awareness
Wright Plaza
12-2 p.m.
Bringing International
Health Care to Eastern
North Carolina: Why
Should our Trainees
Study Abroad?
worldaffairsnc.org
Monroe Conference
Center of Eastern
AH EC
7-9 p.m.
ECU's Third Eastern
Literary Homecoming
ECU's Willis Building,
First & Reade Streets
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Volunteer Friday for
Habitat for Humanity
Brickyard of
Mendenhall Student
Center
3-5 p.m.
Deadline to apply for
SGA Class Council
Applications can be
picked up in the SGA
Office - Suite 101,
Mendenhall Student
Center
5 p.m.
ECU's Third Eastern
Literary Homecoming
continues
ECU'S Willis Building,
First & Reade Streets
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
ECU Symphony Orches-
tra Performance
St. Pauls Episcopal
Church, Fourth Street
7 p.m.
ECU's Jarvis Lecture
on Christianity and Cul-
ture
Theologian Phyllis Trible
will visit ECU as the
speaker for the annual
Jarvis Lecture.
Willis Building, First
and Reade Streets
7:30 p.m.
Jazz vocalist Tierney
Sutton
Wright Auditorium
Visit ecu.eduSRAPAS
for more information
Featured Event:
Study Abroad Information Session
Today from 3 to 5 p.m. in Bate 1032. Join us and find out what it takes to
see the world. Open to the public. Refreshments will be served. (
FLUFF
continued from Al
Walk raises violence awareness
clipped.
According to Vicki Luttrell,
member of the Board of Direc-
tors for the Humane Society of
Greenville, ECU students from
the Volunteer and Service-Learn-
ing Center were on hand to assist
with the dogs.
"I think we were already up
to 80 dogs said Luttrell, with
another hour left in the day.
"We've had everything from
tiny little Chihuahuas all the way
up to Great Danes
Also on hand for the event was
Bow-Wow's and Meow's, an online
pet trinket store that specializes
in clothing, treats and other pet
products for cats and dogs.
The store donated half its
proceeds to the Humane Society.
For more info, visit bowowsme-
ows.com.
Those wishing they could
have attended the event will have
another chance in the near future.
On Oct. 7, the Humane
Society will be holding another
Fluff N Puff at West Marine
on Highway 17 in Washington, N.C.
FOOTBALL
continued from Al
and one from a Pirate fan com-
plaining about behavior, was criti-
cal of what took place that night
emphasizing that Pirate fans have a
duty to make sure that others don't
get out of line by reporting those
acting in the wrong.
It is uncertain just how many
letters were received from angry
fans but there are those pirate fans
who feel they missed this explosion
of obnoxious behavior.
"I really didn't see anything
that was out of the ordinary said
Joshua VanNamee, sophomore
and accounting major, "1 brought
my parents and they had a good
time
"It was blown out of pro-
portion said Dan Rosenblum,
junior sports management major,
"Memphis's big lead disappeared
so quickly upsetting those fans,
and the typical trash talking at any
game by other fans got to them
A recent anonymous message
in a Pirate Rant responded to Mr.
Holland's letter on being cordial to
West Virginia this past Saturday.
"I think it really helped send-
ing those four e-mails telling us to
be cordial to WV and congratu-
late them on their "great" team
Someone needs to let ECU faculty
know, it happens. It's a college
football game
There has been no word on any
complaints being filed after this
past weekends match-up against
West Virginia.
"I thought the crowd was awe-
some, both weeks said Coach
Holt, referring to both the Mem-
phis game and last week's bout
against West Virginia, "I'm talk-
ing from my standpoint which
is just involvement, noise and
excitement
I hilt also referred back to his
memo that he sent out emphasiz-
ing his desire for fans to act with
class.
"I don't want to subdue the
enthusiasm of the excitement level
that's in the stadium of not only the
fans and the alumni said Holtz,
"but the student body, because
the student body is the heart of
the stadium, and it is the pulse,
and I don't want to subdue that in
anyway, but we do have an obliga-
tion to represent this university in
the right way
This writer can be reached at
newsOtheeastcarolinian.com.
Grooming prices are dog size
dependent, with 50 pound and up
costing $17, 20 - 50 pounds, $12,
and 20 pounds or less, $10.
With donations of an old towel
or bottle of dog shampoo, $2 will
be taken off the price.
According to its Web site,
the HSEC is committed to serve
as a safe haven for homeless and
neglected pets and act as a resource
to the community.
The organization aims to
inform and educate the public
about issues pertaining to animals.
They also facilitate the adoption of
pets to good homes in an attempt
to make room for more animals.
Anyone who would like to
volunteer at the event can contact
Luttrell at 353-8833, or via e-mail
at Vicki.Luttrell@Earthlink.net
for more information.
Those interested in more
information on the organization
itself and how to join can also log
on to HSECarolina.org
This writer can be reached at
news9theeastcarolinian.com.
Monday march to
Take Back the Night'
ZACK HILL
STAFF WRITER
Traffic on 10th Street was
halted several minutes Monday
evening as a column of people
that stretched back nearly to the
crosswalk halfway up College Hill
crossed and headed toward Sonic
Plaza during the "Take Back The
Night" march. The event was
sponsored by The Office of Victim
Services and Someone's Sister, a
local music group.
Marchers started gathering at
the top of College Hill at around 6
p.m passing out blue bracelets that
read "Students Against Violence
At 6:30 p.m the crowd was
accompanied down College Hill
by police cars and chants of "yes
means yes, no means no, whatever
we wear, wherever we go" and "hey,
hey, ho, ho, rape has got to go
Some of the male students were
asked to wear high heel shoes to,
as event coordinator Sue Molhan,
Office of Victim's Services, put it,
"walk a mile in their shoes
The marchers, around five
hundred strong according to
Molhan, passed through Sonic
Plaza and settled on the steps in
front of Joyner Library. Molhan
welcomed the participants and
thanked them for their support.
She also reminded them why they
were there, saying, "Sexual assault
is the most unreported crime in
the country. That's why it's called
the silent epidemic
Two students spoke about
their personal experiences with
sexual assault.
"I bring the you a message of
empowerment, for no one deserves
to be raped, molested or sexually
assaulted she read.
It was her second time speak-
ing at the annual event.
Members of the ECU Police
Department as well as the
Health Department and Stu-
dent Health Service were on
hand to promote the project.
"I want to support what they're
doing said Sgt. Jermain Cherry,
Campus Safety and the ECU
Police Department.
SGA President and graduate
marketing major M. Cole Jones
echoed Cherry's sentiments.
"I think it's great to support
any event for the protection of
our women on campus and in the
, community said Jones.
Someone's Sister performed
three songs. They cited the
murder or sexual assault of three
women in Greenville area in the
last month as a major concern and
problem for female students at
ECU. The last song, dedicated to
their memory and with the refrain,
"we're here now, cause they died
was sung as the candlelight vigil
ignited near sundown.
"This is a great way for men
and women, faculty and staff to
show we're not going to accept
sexual assault on campus or
anywhere said Karen Warren,
Director of Campus Wellness.
This writer can be contacted at
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Not just for Pirate Rants
Where is the love
for ECU?
I'm tired of support for other schools
AARON BORREGO
OPINION WRITER
It has come to my attention that someone wrote
a rant about how they knew the fight song and
Alma Mater to a rival North Carolina school and
not ECU's. It really bothered me because I don't
know it either.
Although I don't know any other school's fight
song, I should at least know that my current school
does have a fight song and be able to recognize it
somewhat clearly, right? I find that this is a pretty
disturbing thought since I am slated to graduate in
December.
It made me wonder how many of the other stu-
dents fall into this same category. I would imagine
even some of the teachers, who have been here for
a while, don't know what our Alma Mater and our
song are. So I ask the question, where is the love for
our prestigious University?
This is our Alma Mater "Praise to your ,
name so fair, Dear old East Car'lina,
your joys we'll all share, and your friends we'll ever
be We pledge our loyalty, and our heart's devotion,
To thee, our Alma Mater, love and praise
I feel that I, as a current student, have discourte-
ously forgot where my loyalty resided by not know-
ing this. Maybe others have or have not felt the same
way about this, but at least I am trying to make
amends by atoning for my ignorant shame.
This is our fight song titled "E.C. Victory
"Cheer for East Car'lina, Cheer for old E.C, We know
we're the finest, Onward to victory! GO PIRATES!
Cheer for East Car'lina, Cheer on for old E.C,
Loyal and Bold, We're the purple and gold, we are
the Pirates of E.C.U
I know that this may be helpful for us to try to
know so we can show the rest of the college world that
ECU is a top-notch school in terms of our overall pride
for the university. If we want to be looked upon as an
upper echelon school we should start by supporting
our cause by knowing such a fundamental statement.
Our school has gone through transforma-
tions over its time just like any other school, but
this one is ours. We should know more about it
and the beginnings of how it got to where it is
today and where it will be tomorrow and beyond.
I am not saying that everyone reading this is as
clueless as myself about our history as a university,
but I do find that many are supportive and educated
about other schools just the same. How is it that last
year before our ECU and UNC football game, people
were wearing UNC apparel that attend our college?
I'm not trying to tell people what to do, but seri-
ously people who do this, can't you hold off support-
ing other rival schools from halfway across the state
to support the school you are currently at even for
just one week? If not, go to that school instead of here.
It's cool if you want to support them and all, I'm
just asking if you can show our school some love too
and not forget that you are enrolled here at ECU.
Things aren't always as trivial as wearing clothing
or supporting a rival school in athletics.
People need to and are starting to change their
perception of this school from being a party school
to a well-rounded prestigious college of higher learn-
ing. Athletics is a small part of what ECU has to offer
the world, I understand this, but I just want people to
be excited about all aspects of this university.
While no one can question our support at the
football games, as noted to all students in a series of
e-mails last week, we can try altogether to improve
our image as a drunken hick school from nowhere
North Carolina. People before us and people cur-
rently are raising the bar of excellence here and we,
as current students, should promote and carry that
tradition of excellence onward.
In closing, I restate that it is cool to support
whatever college you want, but at least support
your current school as well. Wear your purple and
gold shirts and caps with pride to campus, games,
hometowns and anywhere else.
Go to games or university outings or do what-
ever you can to support your school. Just think
this started about a fight song and a T-shirt and
became about a mindset seemingly pervading some
amongst the crowds. Don't forget to come out and
show the Virginians what pirate pride is all about in
less than two weeks. Also, don't wear any freaking
Virginia apparel leading to the game, as it is lame
and ludicrous.
JUST ASK JANE
Need advice? Want answers? Just ask Jane.
Dear Jane,
A few months ago my boyfriend and
I starting fighting a lot and as a result
we broke up. Since then, we have worked
out our differences, gotten along great
as friends and have talked about dating
again. The only problem is that my friends
and family told me that they no longer like
him and don't want me to date him again.
Any advice?
Signed,
Confused
Dear Confused,
It's always a tough situation to be in
when your friends and family disagree
with you, especially when it comes to
relationships. You may want to go back
and reevaluate why you broke up in the
first place. Are the issues still there? Or
are they simply hidden by the fact that
you're no longer in a romantic relation-
ship with him? Think about why your
parents and friends don't like him. Do
they have a point? If they don't have a
point, try talking to them and explain to
them that things are resolved. Tell them
that you really would like to make a fresh
start with this person and that you would
appreciate their support.
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FRONT PESK?
PIRATE RANTS
So how well do girls have to
know each other before they
can use the bathroom together?
Is it a friendship building
activity or does it take a while?
Is it just me or are the only
people that ride the central
campus bus fat chicks?
Maybe I am onto something!
SGA needs free and fair
elections from now on. No
more preferential treatment for
minorities.
Dearest ranter, The films
committee has both MySpace
and Facebook accounts to
tell you what movies they're
showing. They're hip now!
Man, my parents just don't
understand me! They grounded
me because I was wearing
my sister's jeans last week.
It's so tough being emo.
I look forward to Wednesdays
so I can see all the hot
ROTC guys in their fatigues.
Why do people always walk
around campus wearing their
UNC, N.C. State, or Duke
clothes. Have a little pirate
pride people. I mean if you
wanted to go there that's
fine, but you go to ECU, stop
flaunting other state schools.
If you do feel the need to wear
Carolina stuff, at least have
some class and wear South
Carolina stuff.
To the girl who had a rant about
her nipple hanging out of her
bra Why don't you buy a
bigger bra?!
SGA Elections University
popularity contest Are we
still in High School?
One of my friends never comes
to class and yet she made a
higher grade on our first paper
than everyone who actually
comes to class. It must be
nice to be one of ECU's writing
elite.
I would just like to give our
football team a round of
applause. They put up a great
fight on Saturday. I want to also
comment on how awesome our
dance team, cheerleaders and
marching band are! Way to go
Pirates for all your hard work!
What is the problem with
our readership program?
Has anyone else noticed the
machines are always either
out of papers or out of order?
Please keep the newspapers at
Croatan stocked so I don't have
to hike all over campus looking
for a machine with a paper.
Thank you. I love the news.
White Protestants in Greek
organizations are the most
maltreated group of people
at ECU. Racism and closed
mindedness can emanate from
minority groups and radical
religions just as easily as
it can from the supposed
"establishment
We have the toughest football
team in North Carolina by
far. State loses to Akron,
Div. I-AA, Duke well Duke is
Duke, and UNC didn't even
show up against Clemson and
should have lost to Furman. Go
Pirates! Win Out!
To the girl in my class who's
always making a scene about
something, rest-assured that
nobody in the class likes you.
You should have left the class
instead of kicking out that guy
who did nothing. But don't
worry, now everyone will be
nice to you. After all, who
wants a restraining order?
ECU should adopt the same
system of keeping track of
buses on their routes with
timers set up at all the stops
to let commuters know how
much longer the bus will
be. Then I wouldn't have to
wait up to 20 minutes for
nothing. If you don't know
what I'm talking about then
check the News & Observer or
the East Carolinian (0926),
I don't remember which.
I am sick of all the rants
about smoking and I'm a non-
smoker. How can someone
possibly think that encouraging
someone to do cocaine will help
' the situation? Do you know the
side effects of cocaine? Would
you like some high guy behind
the wheel of a car instead of
a smoker, just so you cannot
smell smoke? You're not saving
your life that way either. Move
out of the heart of tobacco
country if you're such an anti-
smoking lobbyist, go to New
York where they have laws
about it.
To all the fine boys at the Rec.
Center: You all need to quit, I'm
trying to work out.
OK now look It has
officially been over two years!
Get over it and talk to me!
I have about 50 Pirate Rants in
my mind, and I can't remember
them all!
Where are the good single,
non-drinking, non-smoking and
non-sorority girls?
When I ask you out to dinner at
least have the common curtsy
to say no instead of not saying
anything at all.
I don't care if you are white,
black, red or blue, the 'N' word
should not be used in any type
of context.
Every time I see a smoker
walking in front of me blowing
their smoke in my face, I have
an incontrollable impulse to
grab the cigarette and stick
it up their So if you're a
smoker walking in front of
me, watch out! I'm the one
with the crazed annoyed
look on her asthmatic face.
You know when I'm walking
down the sidewalk and you're
just standing there, move.
Did anyone notice that the
entire section for West Virginia
started shouting obscenities,
unprovoked toward ECU fans?
I bet we won't be sending a
letter to their school telling
them how offensive they are.
Why do I come to class to have
you read me the textbook? I
can do that from the comfort
of the bed in my room. Don't
you know that most of the
people in your class do work
for other classes in your class?
Wow SGA really has gone to
hell ever since I retired - we
need a slow clap for those guys.
A 100 question Anatomy
practical with no word bank?!
Do I really want to be a nurse?
Why is it that I always get
behind the moron putting along
at 25 mph on Greenville Blvd?
It's called a gas pedal use it.
To the girl on the shuttle that
stares at me everyday yes, I
am a lesbian. Would you like
my number?
Why do people IM me when
I have an away message up?
If I have an away message,
that means I am obviously
away and I'm not going to
respond to your IM. Seems
like common sense to me.
I can't wait until N.C. Pride
in Durham this weekend
What could be better than hot
lesbians around every corner?
Fall Break - get here quickly!
Chill out roommate!
I love you madre.
Sarah Bell
Editor in Chief
Rachel King
News Editor
Carolyn Scandura
Features Editor
Eric Gilmore
Sports Editor
Zach Sirkin
Photo Editor
Rachael Lotter
Multimedia Web Editor
Claire Murphy
Asst. News Editor
Sarah Campbell
Asst. Features Editor
Sarah Hackney
Head Copy Editor
Jennifer Hobbs
Production Manager
Newsroom 252.328.9238
Fax 252.328.9143
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Serving ECU since 1925, the East Carolinian prints
9,000 copies every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
during the regular academic year and 5,000 on Wednes-
days during the summer. "Our View" is the opinion of
the editorial board and is written by editorial board
members. The East Carolinian welcomes letters to the
editor which are limited to 250 words (which may be
edited for decency or brevity). We reserve the right to
edit or reject letters and all letters must be signed and
include a telephone number. Letters may be sent via
e-mail to editor@theeastcarolinian.com or to the East
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Parental priorities
a bit off key
Some parents would rather have a good
time than provide for their children
JESSE PENCE
OPINION WRITER
My parents say that is the job of a parent to do all
they can to make sure their child has the tools to be
successful when they get into the "real world They
have done everything they can, to give me all that I
need. I plan to do the same for my children and will
go the ends of the earth to get them all they need.
How would you feel if it was well within the reach
of your parents to pay for schooling, but they refused?
Or even worse, if they refused to pay for school, but
bought.other luxuries for their own life and made it
seem like it's a chore for you to be their child?
Why even have children if you are unwilling to
give up your comfortable lifestyle to provide for your
family? Even the lowest of the animal kingdom will
defend their children until they are ready to leave the
nest to fend for themselves.
One of my best friends from back home, I'll refer
to him as Jim. We have been friends for as long as I can
remember. I invite him to family weddings and I go to
his family parties. 1 know all of his family extremely
well; I just cannot manage to respect his father.
Jim's dad owns a construction and remodeling
company that is doing very well, he drives a BMW,
and has all the luxuries in his home you could ever
want. He simply refuses to pay for Jim's college
tuition. "I didn't go to college, and look at where I
got is his explanation for not paying. Since Jim's
father does not pay tuition, he leaves it up to his ex-
wife who works as a hairstylist, and Jim.
Jim's mom helps him out as best she can, but you
can imagine the strain it puts on the household between
bills, household expenses for two kids, plus tuition. I
would be severely less sore about the whole situation
if Jim's dad didn't go on lavish vacations each summer.
On a moments whim (literally, they bought the
tickets a day before) they will fly to Aruba, the Baha-
mas or nearly anywhere else. All expenses paid for
by Jim's father; but he refuses to pay for Jim to go to
school. See the aggravation?
It gets better. The vacations that Jim didn't ask
for then become a debt against him. So does a dinner
out or any night out where they are together and
he pays.
"Dad, I need some money for books
"I took you to Aruba and out for dinner last night,
you can manage to get books. You should be thank-
ing me for taking you So he works his butt off to
pay for school, expensive rent in downtown Chicago
near school and anything else he may need. To me,
Jim's father would rather have a drinking, partying-
buddy than a son.
He has all my respect that he works so much and
is able to keep his grades up. Anyone who works to go
to school, whether it is out of necessity or not, I have
a lot of respect for. Unfortunately, Jim's dad doesn't
get any from me.
How about these parents stop finding reasons to
not help out, and be a responsible parent and do what
they can to make sure their children have the tools to
be successful. Get your priorities straight already.
LETTER TO
THE EDITOR
This summer I took a Biology
class at ECU as a visiting student
from Carolina. Though I expect I'm a
little spoiled by my home university's
abundance of green technology, I
was shocked by ECU's apathy toward
sustainability. I had assumed that all
universities were progressive institu-
tions concerned about environmental
responsibility, but your alma mater
proves to be an exception.
I witnessed most of my classmates
driving to class, even those living
within a mile of campus. Not only
that, but I had to search rigorously
just to find a recycling bin to put my
glass and plastic in.
At the risk of sounding like a snob,
let me give some quick advice to the
students of ECU - if you want your
university to be truly competitive
with the other prestigious establish-
ments of America, you will have to
show more significant commitment
to the betterment of your commu-
nity and the world. Take action for
environmental justice, and begin by
installing more recycling bins!
Kate Jenkins
UNC Undergrad
Environmental Studies
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to say to East Carolinian
readers? Submit your let-
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WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 27, 2006 PAGE A4
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Pirate Buzz
Horoscopes:
ARIES
Continue to plan and verify.
Don't go rushing off quite yet;
you're not quite ready. Go
through your checklists one
more time.
TAURUS
You're running a tight operation,
and you're attracting admiration.
Others like to play with a winner
who has a good plan. That's
you.
GEMINI
Others may have thought you
were somebody they could boss
around. They've got a better
idea now of how tough you
really are.
CANCER
You're very creative, but that
doesn't give you an excuse
to slack off. Keep up with the
reading and you'll find many new
sources of inspiration.
LEO
Don't fret if, due to a slight
miscalculation, you find yourself
lacking in funds. You can always
come up with more. Use your
imagination.
VIRGO
Keep a low profile; it's best not
to draw attention to yourself.
Changes are going on. Wait to
see where the dust settles.
LIBRA
Just because you're doing well
doesn't mean you can relax.
Keep up with the reading so
you can stay ahead of the
competition.
SCORPIO
Completion is a feeling you savor.
It brings you new energy. Keep
doing it and you'll find it gets
easier to keep doing It.
SAGITTARIUS
Clear out your workspace quickly,
there isn't much time left. There
will be a new assignment, with
new challenges, appearing
soon.
CAPRICORN
You have promises to keep that
take priority. You don't have to do
everything personally, however.
Delegate.
AQUARIUS
Your victory is not an accident,
you worked hard for it. You
were doing things you like to
do and are good at, but it's still
a big win.
PISCES
You're not out there all by yourself.
You have important friends. Lean
on one of them to help you get
past a really tough place.
Drink Recipe:
Hurricane Cocktails
12 oz. light rum
12 oz. dark rum
10 oz. grenadine, or passion
fruit syrup
10 oz. fresh orange juice
10 oz. sour mix, or fresh lime
juice
3 tablespoons superfine sugar,
or more to taste
1 large orange, cut into 14
inch thick slices
Mix all the ingredients in a tall
pitcher or large pot and stir to
dissolve the sugar. Pour into a
punch bowl and add the ice cubes
and orange segments. Serve in
tall glasses over ice with straws
(Please drink responsibly)
Mendenhall
Movies
Pirates of the Caribbean
Dead Man's Chest
Wednesday 927 at 7 p.m.
Thursday 928 at 9:30 p.m.
Friday 929 at 7 p.m.
midnight
Saturday 920 at 9:30 p.m.
Sunday 101 at 7 p.m.
Superman Returns
Wednesday 927 at 9:30 p.m.
Thursday 928 at 7 p.m.
Friday 929 at 9:30 p.m.
Saturday 930 at 7 p.m.
midnight
Sunday 101 at 9:30 p.m.
'Jonesing for that cocoa bean
The delights of caffeine
addiction
LIZ FULTON
SENIOR WRITER
Red Bull. Coffee from Star-
bucks just the way you
like it. The death-
defying Mountain
Dew. All of these
beverages daily
lifesavers for the
many, the proud,
the caffeine lovers.
The stimulant
caffeine is a constant
staple of daily life.
If it's not coffee pur-
chased from the superb
Java City, then typically
it is a 20-ounce Pepsi
jump starting the day of
most college students.
Aside from the "gra-
nola heads" and freakishly
weird that despise soft
drinks, nearly everyone
in America - 80 percent
- is addicted to caffeine on
some level.
While studies have
proven that caffeine addic-
tion is a legitimate disease,
the likelihood of dying from
it is very rare. To over-
dose, an average human
would have to consume over
140 cups of coffee in a spe-
cific amount of time that is
then dependent on a half-life
Caffeine is a centra
nervous system stimulant
having the effect of warding
off drowsiness and restoring
alertness. This is extremely impor-
tant when it comes to studying
all night for an exam or rejuve-
nating after an all-day tailgate.
For these occasions, coffee
is not always appropriate.
Instead, energy drinks such as
Red Bull and Amp contain caf-
feine from guarana, which is less
potent than that in coffee beans.
According to Wikipedia, the
most reliable source of information,
the early use of caffeine is unsure.
There are many differ-
ent legends, but the
most ridiculous
stems from Ethio-
pia. Apparently,
a goat herder
named Kaldi
noticed goats expe-
riencing elation and
sleeplessness after
grazing on coffee
shrubs. Disregarding
health risks and intel-
ligence, Kaldi sampled
the berries from the
shrubs that the goats
had been eating and
felt the same vitality
In more modern
times, caffeine in the
form of the kola nut
stemmed one of the
first documented health
scares. In 1911, the U.S.
government seized 40 "
barrels and 20 kegs of
Coca-Cola that was made
with kola nuts. The gov-
ernment wanted Coca-
Cola to remove caffeine
from their recipe citing
that excessive use of the
drink at a girls' school
led to "wild nocturnal
freaks, violations of college
rules and immoralities
All outlandish claims
aside, caffeine does make
Caffeine content of select common food and drugs
Caffeine per
Product
Caffeine tablet
(Vivarin)
Coffee, brewed
Coffee,
decaffeinated
Coffee, espresso
Chocolate, Dark
(Hershey's Dark)
Chocolate, Milk
(Hershey Bar)
Red Bull
Bawls Guarana
Serving size
1 tablet
240mL(8USfL2z)
240 mL (8 US fl oz)
57mL(2USfloz)
lbar(43g; 1.5 oz)
lbar(43g; 1.5 oz)
240mL(8.2USfloz)
296mL(10USfloz)
Coca-Cola Classic 355 mL(12 US fl oz)
Tea, green 240 mL (8 US fl oz)
Tea, leaf or bag 240 mL (8 US fl oz)
serving (mg)
200
135
5
100
31
10
80
67
34
15
50
caffeine content per serving Actual content varies according to preparation
pain relievers 40 percent more
effective in relieving headaches
and speeding up its relief time.
If you consume more than two
servings of caffeine a day, chances
are you suffer from a condition
called "caffeinism Symptoms
include nervousness, irritability,
muscle twitching and insomnia.
Johns Hopkins University has rec-
ognized caffeine withdrawal as a
disorder and cites headache, fatigue
and flu-like symptoms as results.
It is possible to break the
addiction if you so choose. JHU
promotes a gradual method of
reducing caffeine consumption.
Sounds like the sweet smell of
money for the makers of Aquafina.
This writer can be contacted at
pulse@theeastcarolinian.com.
MCT
Tattoos, piercings
seem common' now
The negative and
positive effects of
tattooing
SHANNON DAVIS
STAFF WRITER
The popularity of body art
has skyrocketed in the passed
two decades. It is now acceptable
for both men and women to have
pierced ears, and even a nose or
eyebrow ring will not make
the average passerby
flinch. The standard
of what is consid-
ered acceptable
a in modern soci-
i ety has morphed
Jj into something
completely dif-
fe r e n t than
j when our parents
were in college.
Although tattoos
are less common than
piercings, they are both
a part of the body art family.
The word tattoo comes from
the Tahitian "tatu" which means,
"to mark something A tattoo is
a permanent symbol marked by
ink on a person's body. To many
in our society, tattoos are associ-
ated w ith delinquents and have a
negative connotation
Many people still fear hepati-
tis, connecting tattoo parlors to
dirty needles. This, however, is
not the case. Every legal tattoo
shop follows health codes and
has sterilizing machines and
clean equipment.
The most common
age group interested
in tattoos is 18-26.
With this said,
the majority of
these p e o p1e
are of the typi-
cal college age.
Senior
art major and
tattoo artist Matt
Kerley had a lot to
say about body art.
"I think that tattoos
are wonderful. To me, they are a
version of public art. They are fine
art for the common man that they
can afford There are drawbacks
to it in the social norms realm
though. Nine out of 10 times,
someone with a large tattoo on
their neck is not going to become
a bank teller or a brain surgeon
That is just how it is. Maybe one
day, with our generation draw-
ing' on ourselves, things will
change But as of today's society,
that wont happen. I believe that
the positive outweighs the nega-
tive, though. The freedom of self-
expression is wonderful. Someone
but
can adorn themselves
in whatever image
they want. A lot of
times the images
help them get
over a death in
the family. The
tattoo will help
them remember
their loved ones
when they're away at
war or have just moved
out of state. Honestly,
I wish there was more
respect for the art form
from society
When asked
about his opin-
ion of tat-
toos, sopho-
more fine art
and graphic
design major
Hunter Sills
said, "I think
they're cool
ook i ng
they aren't
very practi-
cal. I think body art
is just a physical
manifestation of a
person's character
trying to make a
social statement
Senior math
education major
Meredith White-
head said, "I agree
w ith piercing your ears
other than that, I think
too many tattoos or piercing
look distasteful. I think college
students get them to rebel
against their parents
or to stand out
Tattoos do
have long last-
ing effects,
especially
when it
romes to
entering the
work force.
Many jobs will
judge people by
their first impres-
sion during an inter-
view. If someone walks
in with a large tattoo
on their neck or up
their arm, corpo-
rate America prob-
ably would not
take them very
seriously. It is a
shame that people
are judged by the
way they look, but
it is also reality.
Tattoos can b
seen as a way to recover
from the loss of a loved one
or a traumatic event. They can
become a healing process for
some people.
A 1 i s e
Klemp, a
junior His-
panic stud-
ies major,
said, "I don't
see anything
wrong with
them. It's a
way of express-
g themselves.
I've seen people who
got a tattoo because it
represented someone or some time
in their life that meant a lot to them
Kayla Haney, a junior hospi-
tality management major, said,
"I don't have one because I'm
indecisive and if I get something
I'm afraid that I won't like it a
week later She went on to say, "I
know someone who has a tattoo
of a skull with an American flag
bandana and then in the eyes are
the World Trade Center with
smoke. If I were to get
one it would have
meaning; I don't
think I would
just randomly
go out and
get one
Bryan
McCloud,
a junior
communica-
tion major,
said, "I have
two tattoos in
remembrance of my
father who passed away.
Although he is no longer around,
these tattoos take me back to
memories of him, which I will
have until 1 die. I think tattoos
are a good thing, but we live in a
world where every book is judged
by its cover, so tattoo artists or
people who are heavily tattooed
are looked at funny
Body art is definitely some-
thing that has gained popularity.
The negative aspects would be
that they are pricey, do require
time to maintain during the heal-
ing process and could potentially
be something that people will
judge you by.
Christie
Martin, a 2004
graduate with
a Bachelor
of Arts in
anthropol-
ogy, states
the positive
aspects best
by saying,
Tattoos are a
great way to self-
express, but make
sure you can live with
see TATTOO page A5
Some ve successful relationships are between people with an age difference.
Age is never only a number
How big of a difference
is too much in a
relationship?
MEREDITH STEWART
SENIOR WRITER
When it comes to dating,
does the age of the person really
make a difference? Say you
get to know someone, they are
attractive, smart and
funny, and you can tell there
is a connection, but they are
younger than you are. Do you avoid
a date with them simply because of
their age? In today's society, gender
plays a big role in whether or not
ones age is appropriate or not.
If a guy were to date a
girl a few years younger than
him, no one would even think
twice about it. When a guy
dates a girl who is just a little
older, people have a few things
to say.
"The guy is usually the one
older in a relationship said James
Tsui, sophomore, criminal justice
major. "Traditionally, the male
is supposed to be the dominant
person, so therefore they are
usually older. But I think that in
today's society things can be a
little different
Males are usually the ones
who are older, but as times change
so do the expectations of society.
You will find that many guys date
girls who are older than they are.
The problem that they seem to
run into is the fact that females
seem to mature faster than males.
So if the girl is older, she is most
likely to be the dominant person
in the relationship. She has the
years of maturity as well as being
biologically older.
Age usually matters when you
are younger. The older you are,
the more mature both genders
get. If you are in and dating a 16-
year-old, then you are going to
run into some problems. Say you
are 25 and dating someone who is
28 things will probably turn out
a little better.
Is there a certain age to agree
on or at least a range of ages
that tall into the same category
to where it is no longer a factor?
People do not have control over
who they fall in love with, so
regardless of their age, dating is
solely up to the two people who
are involved with each other.
If you meet someone and like
them, why not give it a shot? Tra-
ditionally males are supposed to be
older, but just like many other things
in society, that stigma is changing.
It is all about maturity level,
lifestyles and compromises that
really make a relationship work.
And of course, I cannot forget
about the key factor, being in
love and having that special con-
nection. Do not let society ever
stop you from dating someone
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north, you can spend the week-
end, or just the day, exploring
what this great resort town has
to offer.
Of course the first place you'll
want to visit is the ocean. The
Atlantic oceanfront. in Virginia
Beach holds the world's record
for longest pleasure beach and
attracts over 1.5 million tourists
per year. Much of the appeal can
be attributed to the great events
hosted here by the city on a near
weekly basis, ranging from con-
certs to volleyball tournaments to
surfing exhibitions and more.
The crown jewel of the city's
event schedule is the month-long
Neptune Festival. Held every
September since 1973, the festi-
val caps off the summer with a
celebration of the sea, providing
family-friendly entertainment in
the form of live music, parades
and fireworks displays.
By night, "the strip" comes
alive with pubs and dance clubs
all along the boardwalk, so you
can't go far without running into
temptation.
If you're looking to escape
Approximately 1.5 million tourists flock to Virginia Beach each year.
from all the action and excitement
of the oceanfront, then head down
to the Chesapeake Bay, the locals'
best kept secret. The beaches of
the Chesapeake Bay offer calmer
water and less crowded sands,
making it the perfect destination
to simply relax. When the sun
goes down, retreat to local hot
spots such as Hot Tuna and Rock-
afeller's, where you can dine on
the region's fresh seafood while
mingling with the natives.
For the adventurous among
us, try Seashore State Park.
Located at the northern neck
of the city between the Atlantic
and the Chesapeake Bay, the park
offers over 2,000 acres of marsh
and forest untouched by civiliza-
tion. With plenty of hiking trails
and bicycle paths, you can spend
the whole day exploring Virginia
Beach's natural beauty.
After the tiring afternoon,
you can camp out under the stars
Oil the park's bay-front beach.
If shopping is your thing,
then you'll want to get away from
the surf and sand and check out
Lynnhaven Mall. This first-class
shopping center offers wares from
the likes of Macy's, The Limited,
Express and Gap. When you're
done, you can go down the street
to Town Center, Virginia Beach's
burgeoning downtown district,
and experience fine dining from
great restaurants such as the
Red Star Tavern, and the world-
renowned Ruth's Chris Steak
House.
For more information on
planning your trip to Virginia
Beach, visit vbfun.com.
This writer can be contacted at
pulse@theeastcarolinian.com.
TATTOO
continued from A4
AGE
your decision the rest of your
life. Don't ever get your name
or anything that too many
people already have. I
would be covered if
I could afford it
Self-expres-
sion and indi-
vidualism are
very important
to a lot of people
in the younger
generations. '
People are com-
S pelled to seek out
, the various forms of
5 body art to be different
5 and represent something on them
a that has meaning. Body art can be
- a unique way of expression so long
as it does not hinder a person's pro-
fessional career or put a major dent
in their bank account. The
most common tattoos
for girls are stars
and butterflies.
Imagine in
50 years, many
elderly women
will be walking
around with
the assistance
of their walkers
sporting a wrin-
kled butterfly on
their backside. Not
very attractive after all
This writer can be contacted at
pulse@theeastcarolinian.com.
continued from A4
you like just because of an age
difference Relationships are
all about accepting one another
just as you are, that includes
your age.
Just tough it out and go
against the odds. Look at Demi
Moore and Ashton Kutcher,
they have a large number of
years between them and I
have to admit, I have not seen
a cuter couple in quite some
time. They both seem happy
and completely in love. Should
I even mention Hefner? He
dates girls who should be
his granddaughters!
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pulse@theeastcarolinian.com.
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Pirate Buzz
Horoscopes:
ARIES
Continue to plan and verify.
Don't go rushing off quite yet;
you're not quite ready. Go
through your checklists one
more time.
TAURUS
You're running a tight operation,
and you're attracting admiration.
Others like to play with a winner
who has a good plan. That's
you.
GEMINI
Others may have thought you
were somebody they could boss
around. They've got a better
idea now of how tough you
really are.
CANCER
You're very creative, but that
doesn't give you an excuse
to slack off. Keep up with the
reading and you'll find many new
sources of inspiration.
LEO
Don't fret if, due to a slight
miscalculation, you find yourself
lacking in funds. You can always
come up with more. Use your
imagination.
VIRGO
Keep a low profile; it's best not
to draw attention to yourself.
Changes are going on. Wait to
see where the dust settles.
LIBRA
Just because you're doing well
doesn't mean you can relax.
Keep up with the reading so
you can stay ahead of the
competition.
SCORPIO
Completion is a feeling you savor.
It brings you new energy. Keep
doing it and you'll find it gets
easier to keep doing it.
SAGITTARIUS
Clear out your workspace quickly,
there isn't much time left. There
will be a new assignment, with
new challenges, appearing
soon.
CAPRICORN
You have promises to keep that
take priority. You don't have to do
everything personally, however.
Delegate.
AQUARIUS
Your victory is not an accident,
you worked hard for it. You
were doing things you like to
do and are good at, but it's still
a big win.
PISCES
You're not out there all by yourself.
You have important friends. Lean
on one of them to help you get
past a really tough place.
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12 oz. light rum
12 oz. dark rum
10 oz. grenadine, or passion
fruit syrup
10 oz. fresh orange juice
10 oz. sour mix, or fresh lime
juice
3 tablespoons superfine sugar,
or more to taste
1 large orange, cut into 14
inch thick slices
Mix all the ingredients in a tall
pitcher or large pot and stir to
dissolve the sugar. Pour into a
punch bowl and add the ice cubes
and orange segments. Serve in
tall glasses over ice with straws
(Please drink responsibly)
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Thursday 928at7p.m.
Friday 929 at 9:30 p.m.
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'Jonesing for that cocoa bean
The delights of caffeine
addiction
LIZ FULTON
SENIOR WRITER
Red Bull. Coffee from Star-
bucks just the way you
like it. The death-
defying Mountair
Dew. All of these
beverages daily
lifesavers for the
many, the proud,
the caffeine lovers.
The stimulant
caffeine is a constant
staple of daily life.
If it's not coffee pur-
chased from the superb
Java City, then typical'y
it is a 20-ounce Pepsi
jump starting the day of
most college students.
Aside from the "gra-
nola heads" and freakishly
weird that despise soft
drinks, nearly everyone
in America - 80 percent
- is addicted to caffeine on
some level.
While studies have
proven that caffeine addic-
tion is a legitimate disease,
the likelihood of dying from
it is very rare. To over-
dose, an average human
would have to consume over
140 cups of coffee in a spe-
cific amount of time that is
then dependent on a half-life.
Caffeine is a central
nervous system stimulant,
having the effect of warding
off drowsiness and restoring
alertness. This is extremely impor-
tant when it comes to studying
all night for an exam or rejuve-
nating after an all-day tailgate.
For these occasions, coffee
is not always appropriate.
Instead, energy drinks such as
Red Bull and Amp contain caf-
feine from guarana, which is less
potent than that in coffee beans.
According to Wikipedia, the
most reliable source of information,
the early use of caffeine is unsure.
There are many differ-
ent legends, but the
most ridiculous
stems from Ethio-
pia. Apparently,
a goat herder
named Kaldi
noticed goats expe-
riencing elation and
sleeplessness after
grazing on coffee
shrubs. Disregarding
health risks and intel-
ligence, Kaldi sampled
the berries from the
shrubs that the goats
had been eating and
felt the same vitality
In more modern
times, caffeine in the
form of the kola nut
stemmed one of the
first documented health
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Caffeine per
Product
Caffeine tablet
(Vivarjn)
Coffee, brewed
Coffee,
decaffeinated
Serving size
1 tablet
240 ml (8 US fles)
240 mL (8 US fl oz)
Coffee, espresso 57 mL (2 US fl oz)
Chocolate, Dark
(Hershey's Dark)
Chocolate, Milk
(Hershey Bar)
Red Bull 240 mL (8.2 US fl oz)
lbar(43g; 1.5 oz)
1 bar(43g;1.5oz)
Bawls Guarana 296 mL (10 US fl oz)
Coca-Cola Classic 355 mL (12 US fl oz)
Tea, green 240 mL (8 US fl oz)
Tea, leaf or bag 240 mL (8 US fl oz)
serving (mg)
200
135
5
100
31
10
80
67
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50
scares. In 1911, the U.S. j
government seized 40 "
barrels and '20 kegs of
Coca-Cola that was made
with kola nuts. The gov-
ernment wanted Coca-
Cola to remove caffeine
from their recipe citing
that excessive use of the
drink at a girls' school
d to "wild nocturnal
freaks, violations of college
rules and immoralities
All outlandish claims
aside, caffeine does make
' Estimated average caffeine content per serving. Actual content vanes according to preparation.
pain relievers 40 percent more
effective in relieving headaches
and speeding up its relief time.
If you consume more than two
servings of caffeine a day, chances
are you suffer from a condition
called "caffeinism Symptoms
include nervousness, irritability,
muscle twitching and insomnia.
Johns Hopkins University has rec-
ognized caffeine withdrawal as a
disorder and cites headache, fatigue
and fiu-like symptoms as results.
It is possible to break the
addiction if you so choose. JHU
promotes a gradual method of
reducing caffeine consumption.
Sounds like the sweet smell of
money for the makers of Aquafina.
This writer can be contacted at
pulse@theeastcarolinian.com.
MCT
Tattoos, piercings
seem common' now
The negative and
positive effects of
tattooing
SHANNON DAVIS
STAFF WRITER
The popularity of body art
has skyrocketed in the passed
two decades. It is now acceptable
for both men and women to have
pierced ears, and even a nose or
eyebrow ring will not make
the average passerby
flinch. The standard
of what is consid-
ered acceptable
in modern soci-
i ety has morphed
j into something
completely dif-
gferent than
c when our parents
were in college.
Although tattoos
are less common than
piercings, they are both
a part of the body art family.
The word tattoo comes from
theTahitian "tatu" which means,
"to mark something A tattoo is
a permanent symbol marked by
ink on a person's body. To many
in our society, tattoos are associ-
ated w ith delinquents and have a
negative connotation.
Many people still fear hepati-
tis, connecting tattoo parlors to
dirty needles. This, however, is
not the case. Every legal tattoo
shop follows health codes and
has sterilizing machines and
clean equipment
The most common
age group interested
in tattoos is 18-26.
With this said,
the majority of
these people
are of the typi-
cal college age.
Senior
art major and
tattoo artist Matt
Kerley had a lot to
say about body art.
"I think that tattoos
are wonderful. To me, they are a
version of public art. They are fine
art for the common man that they
can afford There are drawbacks
to it in the social norms realm
though. Nine out of 10 times,
someone with a large tattoo on
their neck is not going to become
a bank teller or a brain surgeon
That is just how it is. Maybe one
day, with our generation draw-
ing' on ourselves, things will
change. But as of today's society,
that won't happen. I believe that
the positive outweighs the nega-
tive, though. The freedom of self-
expression is wonderful. Someone
can adorn themselve
in whatever image
they want. A lot of
times the images
help them get
over a death in
the family. The
tattoo will help
them remember
their loved ones
when they're away at
war or have just moved
out of state. Honestly,
I wish there was more
respect for the art form
from society
When asked
about his opin-
ion of tat-
toos, sopho-
more fine art
and graphic
design major
Hunter Sills
said, "I think
they're cool
looking but
they aren't
very practi
cal. I think body art
is just a physical
manifestation of a
person's character
trying to make a
social statement
Senior math
education major
Meredith White-
head said, "I agree
with piercing your ears
other than that, I think
too many tattoos or piercing
look distasteful. I think coliege
students get them to rebel
against their parents
or to stand out
Tattoos do
have long last-
ing effects,
especially
w h en it
comes to
entering the
work force.
Many jobs will
judge people by
their first impres-
sion during an inter-
view. If someone walks
in with a large tattoo
on their neck or up
their arm, corpo-
rate America prob-
ably would not
take them very
seriously. It is a
shame that people
are judged by the
way they loqk, but
it is also reality.
Tattoos can b
seen as a way to recover
from the loss of a loved one
or a traumatic event. They can
become a healing process for
some people.
A 1 i s e
K 1 e m p, a
junior His-
panic stud-
ies major,
said; "I don't
see anything
wrong with
them. It's a
way of express-
ing themselves.
I've seen people who
got a tattoo because it
represented someone or some time
in their life that meant a lot to them
Kayla Haney, a junior hospi-
tality management major, said,
"I don't have one because I'm
indecisive and if I get something
I'm afraid that I won't like it a
week later She went on to say, "I
know someone who has a tattoo
of a skull with an American flag
bandana and then in the eyes are
the World Trade Center with
smoke. If I were to get
one it would have
meaning; I don't
think I would
just randomly
go out and
get one
Bryan
McCloud,
a junior
communica-
tion major,
said, "I have
two tattoos in
remembrance of my
father who passed away.
Although he is no longer around,
these tattoos take me back to
memories of him, which I will
have until I die. I think tattoos
are a good thing, but we live in a
world where every book is judged
by its cover, so tattoo artists or
people who are heavily tattooed
are looked at funny
Body art is definitely some-
thing that has gained popularity.
The negative aspects would be
that they are pricey, do require
time to maintain during the heal-
ing process and could potentially
be something that people will
judge you by.
Christie
Martin, a 2004
graduate with
a Bachelor
of Arts in
anthropol-
ogy, states
the positive
aspects best
by saying,
Tattoos are a
great way to self-
express, but make
sure you can live with
Some very successful relationships are between people with an age difference
Age is never only a number
see TATTOO page A5
How big of a difference
is too much in a
relationship?
MEREDITH STEWART
SENIOR WRITER
When it comes to dating,
does the age of the person really
make a difference? Say you
get to know someone, they are
attractive, smart and
funny, and you can tell there
is a connection, but they are
younger than you are. Do you avoid
a date with them simply because of
their ageI n today's society, gender
plays a big role in whether or not
ones age is appropriate or not.
If a guy were to date a
girl a few years younger than
him, no one would even think
twice about it. When a guy
dates a girl who is just a little
older, people have a few things
to say.
"The guy is usually the one
older in a relationship said James
Tsui, sophomore, criminal justice
major. "Traditionally, the male
is supposed to be the dominant
person, so therefore they are
usually older. But I think that in
today's society things can be a
little different
Males are usually the ones
who are older, but as times change
so do the expectations of society.
You will find that many guys date
girls who are older than they are.
The problem that they seem to
run into is the fact that females
seem to mature faster than ma'les.
So if the girl is older, she is most
likely to be the dominant person
in the relationship. She has the
years of maturity as well as being
biologically older.
Age usually matters when you
are younger. The older you are,
the more mature both genders
get. If you are 18 and dating a 16-
year-old, then you are going to
run into some problems. Say you
are 25 and dating someone who is
23 things will probably turn out
a little better.
Is there a certain age to agree
on or at least a range of ages
that fall into the same category
to where it is no longer a factor?
People do not have control over
who they fall in love with, so
regardless of their age, dating is
solely up to the two people who
are involved with each other.
If you meet someone and like
them, why not give it a shot? Tra-
ditionally males are supposed to be
older, but just like many other things
in society, that stigma is changing.
It is all about maturity level,
lifestyles and compromises that
really make a relationship work.
And of course, I cannot forget
about the key factor, being in
love and having that special con-
nection. Do not let society ever
stop you from dating someone
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LLOYD NEWMAN
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With summer wrapping up
and winter weather fast approach-
ing, you might be searching tor
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ing days of sun and heat. One-
such place is Virginia Beach and
located just three hours to our
north, you can spend the week-
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Beach holds the world's record
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attracts over 1.5 million tourists
per year. Much of the appeal can
be attributed to the great events
hosted here by the city on a near
weekly basis, ranging from con-
certs to volleyball tournaments to
surfing exhibitions and more.
The crown jewel of the city's
event schedule is the month-long
Neptune Festival. Held every
September since 1973, the festi-
val caps off the summer with a
celebration of the sea, providing
family-friendly entertainment in
the form of live music, parades
and fireworks displays.
By night, "the strip" comes
alive with pubs and dance clubs
all along the boardwalk, so you
can't go far without running into
temptation.
If you're looking to escape
Approximately 1.5 million tourists flock to Virginia Beach each year.
from all the action and excitement
of the oceanfront, then head down
to the Chesapeake Bay, the locals'
best kept secret. The beaches of
the Chesapeake Bay offer calmer
water and less crowded sands,
making it the perfect destination
to simply relax. When the sun
goes down, retreat to local hot
spots such as Hot Tuna and Rock-
efeller's, where you can dine on
the region's fresh seafood while
mingling with the natives.
For the adventurous among
us, try Seashore State Park.
Located at the northern neck
of the city between the Atlantic
and the Chesapeake Bay, the park
offers over '2,000 acres of marsh
and forest untouched by civiliza-
tion. With plenty of hiking trails
and bicycle paths, you can spend
the whole day exploring Virginia
Beach's natural beauty.
After the tiring afternoon,
you can camp out under the stars
on the park's bay-front beach.
If shopping is your thing,
then you'll want to get away from
the surf and sand and check out
Lynnhaven Mall. This first-class
shopping center offers wares from
the likes of Macy's, The Limited.
Kxpress and Gap. When you're
done, you can go down the street
to Town Center, Virginia Beach's
burgeoning downtown district,
and experience tine dining from
great restaurants such as the
Red Star Tavern, and the world-
renowned Ruth's Chris Steak
House.
For more information on
planning your trip to Virginia
Beach, visit vbfun.com.
This writer can be contacted at
pulse@theeastcarol i n lan .com.
TATTOO
continued from A4
AGE
your decision the rest of your
life. Don't ever get your name
or anything that too many
people already have. I
would be covered i
1 could afford it
Self-expres-
sion and indi-
vidualism are
very important
to a lot of people
in the younger
generations. '
People are com-
3 pel led to seek out
m the various forms of
j body art to be different
5 and represent something on them
o that has meaning. Body art can be
- a unique way of expression so long
as it does not hinder a person's pro-
fessional career or put a major dent
in their bank account. The
most common tattoos
for girls are stars
and butterflies.
Imagine in
50 years, many
elderly women
will be walking
around with
the assistance
of their walkers
sporting a wrin-
kled butterfly on
their backside. Not
very attractive after all.
This writer can be contacted at
pulseQtheeastcarol in ian .com.
continued from A4
you like just because of an age
difference. Relationships are
all about accepting one another
just as you are, that includes
your age.
.lust tough it out and go
against the odds. Look at Demi
Moore and Ashton Kutcher,
they have a large number of
years between them and I
have to admit, I have not seen
a cuter couple in quite some
time. They both seem happy
and completely in love. Should
I even mention Hefner? He
dates girls who should be
his granddaughters!
This writer can be contacted at
pulse@theeastcarolinian.com.
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ECU's Inside Source
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LLand seat 13
2 yards
ECU's rushing total in the
lust half against WVU,
which was the lowest total
since () at Southern Miss on
Oct. 23, 2004
11
TH
National ranking in total
offeltK for senior quarterback
James Pinkney, who is aver-
aging 273 yards per game
8,648
Career passing yardage
amassed in high school by
now fullback Pat Dosh, which
is the most in Virginia high
school history
9,029
Career passing yardage totaled
by David Garrard from 199H-
8001, which is an ECU school-
record
3-16
Conference USA's record
against BCS teams, Houston,
Tulane and Southern Miss
beaten teams from the Big 12,
SEC and ACC
40.14
Net punting average by the
special teams unit, which ranks
12th nationally between
19-14
Score "I I uesdav night game
between Southern Miss and
UCF, which Southern Miss
won despite a late UCF rally
5
Votes received by Houston
in the Associated 1'ress Top
2.0 poll released on Sunday.
1 louston is the only undefeated
team in C-USA
4
TH
Conference ranking in assists
and assists per game by
freshman midfielder Sarah
Kirkley who didn't play in
either game over the weekend
due to injury
19:24
Ninth-place 6-K tune turned
ill by freshman women's cross
country runner Nicole Briggs
at the Old North State Invite
held in Pleasant Garden, N.C
12
TH
Conference ranking in shots
per game for the women's
soccer team (9.90), which
ranks last
Plethora of Pirate quarterbacks
Jamar Bryant was a prized recruit after playing quarterback for former ECU coach Ed Emory
at Richmond County High School. He threw for 1,276 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior.
James Pirikney, left, has passed for 6,436 yards during his ECU career. He led the largest
classification in Florida's Palm-Beach County in passing yardage as a high school senior by
throwing for 1,807 yards and 13 touchdowns. A year later and roughly 300 miles up the
road, Kasey Ross, above, threw for 1,529 yards and rushed for 985 yards at Gainesville
High School. In total, 14 players currently on ECU's roster were high school signal callers.
Fourteen current and
former quarterbacks dot
ECU'S roster
RON CLEMENTS
SENIOR WRITER
Rob Kass, Patrick Pinkney and
Brett Clay are the three baikup
quarterbacks listed behind senior
starter James Pinkney on the ECU
football team. Should something
happen to all four of those players
and the Pirates need an emergency
quarterback to take snaps, head
coach Skip Holtz would not have
a hard time finding one.
ECU has several former high
school quarterbacks now playing
different positions for the Pirates,
many of them starters. There are,
including Wayne Hunter, Dwayne
Harris and Joseph Sloan from
the scout team, 14 players on the
Pirate roster who were high school
quarterbacks.
"They are athletic enough to
play college football and that's why
you recruit them said Holtz.
"They may be second or third
on the depth chart, but yet they're
talented enough to help the team
win, so that's when you sit them
dow n and say, If you want to play
right away and you want to help
this team, we need you to switch
to this position They move and
they end up being stars
Seniors Kasey Ross, Pierre
Parker and Pat Dosh, and
sophomore Davon Drew were
all standout signal callers in
high school who have developed
into starting players at different
positions.
Ross, who was named the
Conference USA Defensive Player
of the Week following the team's
35-20 win over Memphis, joked
that the quarterbacks are "the
best athletes
Ross' comments were substan-
tiated by Holtz.
"If you're a high school coach,
you're gonna take your best player
and you're gonna put the ball in
his hand and say that's who I want
to have the ball the second-year
coach said.
Ross, Parker, Dosh and Drew
are not the only former quarter-
backs making an impact on the
football team.
Receivers Jamar Bryant and
Will Bland and reserve full-
back Kort Shankweiler were all
standout quarterbacks, each of
them earning all-conference
honors. Bryant, who was highly
recruited out of high school and
originally signed with Georgia,
was rated as the number 12 player
in North Carolina and was a
runner-up for the NCHSAA-4A
2003 Mr. Football Award while
see QUARTERBACKS page A8
OPINION
Instant replay needs to be fixed
Missed calls, rule
changes ruining college
game
IKK (,11 Molt I
SPORTS EDITOR
Retirees just can t hide Maybe
it's the black and white pinstripes
that so strikingly scream scrutiny.
The object of constant verbal berat-
ing and public scorn when things
go wrong, referee' pride them-
selves in shedding the limelight in
hopes for obscurity.
It's in the job description. Blend
in Judge the name fairly w ithout let-
ting a team have an unfair advantage.
Let the athletes make plavs and pro-
Mile the biased fans with the enter-
tainment of athletic competition.
Through five weeks, nearly
all of college football's referees
have camouflaged nicely despite
their distinct uniforms. Assisted
by instant replay, the referees
anonymity is supposed to be an
all-time high because the numerous
camera angles can't 'lie
Like the NFL, which prides
itself aa the worlds' premier sports
league, installing instant replay in
the collegiate game was supposed
to erase the seemingly common
errors that occurred each Saturday.
Don't mind the extra millions
of dollars spent ai loss the NCAA to
prep multiple cameras. Dismiss the
strain on conference athletic bud-
gets, some paper thin to begin with,
by an unfunded mandate adopted in
February by the almighty NCAA to
adopt instant replay.
The thought was to let the
action dictate the outcome and not
the perception of lO eyes interpret-
ing world class athletes in split
second flashes with millions at
stake.
Yet for some reason, it's not
working. Just ask anyone in Okla-
homa Instead of competing for an
undefeated season and entertaining
hopes of a national championship,
the Sooners are now focusing on
winning their conference.
The replay officials in the booth,
which remain anonymous from the
naked eye of both live and televi-
sion audiences failed to overturn
an (inside kick recovered by Oregon
despite the player touching the ball
within 10 yards of the kickoff The
onaide kick coupled with a pass
interference call set up Oregon's
conie-froni-behind 34-33 win
Gordon Raise, a 2K-year veteran
of the Pac-10, failed to overturn a
call that clearly should have been
overturned, Because ofthe blunder,
the Pac-10 suspended Reise tor the
remainder ofthe season. The mis-
take caused Oklahoma president
David Boren to call for the game to
be stricken from the record books.
"To describe the lapses in accu-
rate officiating at the Oklahoma-
Oregon football game last Satur-
day as constituting an outrageous
injustice is an understatement
Boren wrote in the letter to Big
Commissioner Kevin Weiberg
dated Sept. 1H.
The incident wa backed up
when Conference USA suspended
an instant replay official on
Monday who overturned a fumble
by I louston's Jeron Harvey. Follow-
ing a challenge by Houston coach
Art Briles, the replay official ruled
that Harvey's forward progress
had been stopped before the ball
was stripped. Houston scored a
touchdown four plays later and
WOO 34-25.
"The last thing I worry about
is how they're going to clean up
instant replay, and I'm not trying
to be sarcastic said Oklahoma
State Head Coach Mike Gundy in
an AP article released Monday. "1
just think it's got a long ways to
go. The last thing I'll say about it
is if we have a review and we have
rules in place to make it right and
then we make it wrong twice in
obviously two big games, then it's
not working, right?"
Precisely.
Instead of ridding the reliance
on technology, why not put the
focus back on the referees Is it
fair to hold referees to 100 percent
correct' standard due to the aid of
instant replay? Make human error
a necessary evil.
The multiple rule changes to
compensate for the time lost for
the instant replay calls have dulled
the college game as well. The
games are shorter, which magni-
fies the impact of each play. The
clock starting as the ball is kicked
instead of caught on kickoffs is a
minor change. But the addendum
made to the clock when a change
of possession occurs has thwarted
potential late game comebacks.
Draining a potential 95 seconds off
the clock to start the clock when
the referee winds the clock rather
than when the hall is snapped
has prevented teams from having
necessary timeouts to set up late
game drives.
Texas A&M coach Dennis
I'ranchione was quoted the Dallas
Morning News saying, "We don't
have a perfect system. You feel
bad for any situation that plays
into deciding the game. But before
replay, we had the exact same cir-
cumstances It hasn't changed
This writer can be contacted at
sportstheeastcarolinian.com.
The cause of death for Rice University defensive back Dale Lloyd is still
unknown. Officials said that Rice will finish the year in Lloyd's memory.
Rice University player
dies after light workout
HOUSTON (AP) A Rice
University freshman football
player died Monday, a day after
collapsing during a light workout.
Dale Lloyd, a 19-year-old
defensive back, collapsed on the
field about .1 p.m. Sunday but was
conscious when taken to a hospital
by ambulance. He died about 9 a.m.
Monday, school officials said.
"1 just can't describe the pain
we're feeling right now and the
shock Rice athletic director
Chris Del Conte said. "It will take
a long time to digest. The coaches
are crushed. This is a tough time
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THE EAST CAROLINIAN SPORTS
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2006
QUARTERBACKS
continued from A6
at Richmond County.
Bland was a first-team all-
Big East conference selection
while at Havelock and Shankwei-
ler earned all-conference honors
while under center at Greenville's
J.H. Rose High School.
Drew, who was an all-state
quarterback while leading the
New Bern High School team to
consecutive 4-AA state champi-
onship games, has settled into his
new position with eight catches
for 93 yards and a touchdown.
"It's a big change said the 6-
foot-4,250-pound Drew. "Coach
told me that I'd have a lot of
advantages with my speed. I'm
starting to get better, but I even
notice myself sometimes, I make
mistakes on blocking. It's just
little things that I need to pick
up on
Wide receivers coach Donnie
Kirkpatrick said a player like
Drew finds transitioning to a
new position easier because of the
experience at quarterback.
"He just gives you the abil-
ity of a guy that has played
quarterback, so he understands
coverage Kirkpatrick said about
Drew. "He understands defend-
ers and kinda knows how to get
them on his back and fake them
out. He's athletic, he was a run-
ning-type quarterback, so when
he gets the ball in his hands, he's
got some skills. He hasn't really
had a chance to show that yet,
but I think that's the next part
to come
Parker spurned UNC to come
to ECU out of Wilson Bed-
dingfield High School, where he
earned all-Big East 3-A confer-
ence honors and was invited to
the Shine Bowl and East-West
All-Star Game after account-
ing for over 2,100 yards and 28
touchdowns as a senior.
Dosh, who was a first-team
all-state quarterback while
attending Benedictine High
School in Glen Allen, Va was
ranked by rivals.com as one of
the nation's top 20 pro-style
quarterbacks after passing for
more than 8,600 yards and 74
touchdowns. Spending his fresh-
man year at Florida, the current
ECU starting fullback is at his
third position for the Pirates,
but understands his role on the
team.
"I just help out any way I can
said the 6-3, 240-pound senior.
"Blocking, chipping, releasing
into the flats, just doing what
I've been doing, basically. Spe-
cial teams, also, I'm still doing a
lot of that, and just being one of
those guys they can constantly
count on
Dosh's blocking and chipping
paved the way for junior tailback
Chris Johnson to run for 106
yards against Memphis and he
has even given the opportunity
to carry the ball. The 22-year-old
hospitality management major
has one carry for four yards and
two receptions for 23 yards.
Deep down, though, he may
still be waiting for another chance
to line up under center.
"If we ever need an emer-
gency QB, we have plenty of
them he laughed.
This writer can be contacted at
sportstttheeastcarolinian.com.
Conference USA suspends official after instant replay mistake
RICE
continued from A6
for all of us
Del Conte said Lloyd col-
lapsed while the team was
doing some light running.
Although he didn't complain
of anything specific, he told
team trainers he didn't feel right.
"Nooneknows what happened
Del Conte said. "It's a mystery
An autopsy was pending.
Coaches met with the team
Monday afternoon to talk about
Lloyd's death.
"He was a tremendous student
who happened to play football
Del Conte said, fighting back tears.
"His smile just lit up the room
Lloyd played in Rice's season
opener against Houston but didn't
play the last three games. The
team planned to redshirt him.
Rice is scheduled to travel to
face Army on Saturday. Del Conte
said he hasn't made a decision on
the status of that game.
"The Rice Owl family has suf-
fered a devastating loss Rice coach
Todd Graham said in a statement.
"Dale was a tremendous person
with the heart of a champion
Lloyd played football and
baseball at Houston's Lamar High
School, was selected to the Who's
Who Among American High
School Students and volunteered
with the Mayor's Youth Council.
He is survived by his parents,
Dale and Bridgette Lloyd, and
two brothers.
ECU Head Coach Skip Holtz voices his displeasure to an official.
(AP) Conference USA sus-
pended an instant replay official
on Monday who overturned a
fumble by Houston's Jeron Harvey
in the second quarter of the Cou-
gars' victory over Oklahoma State
this weekend.
Following a challenge by
Houston coach Art Briles, the
replay official ruled that Har-
vey's forward progress had been
stopped before the ball was
stripped by Oklahoma State's
Rodrick Johnson and recovered
by the Cowboys.
Four plays later, Houston
scored on a 27-yard pass from
Kevin Kolb to Vincent Marshall
to take a 24-17 halftime lead.
Houston won 34-25.
The conference said in a
news release that the play should
not have been subject to review
because "a runner's forward prog-
ress may only be reviewed to deter-
mine whether or not the forward
progress results in a first down
Further, the conference said
the ruling on the field was cor-
rect. The suspended official was
not identified.
"When we implemented
instant replay, our goal was to get
more calls right, which we have
conference commissioner Britton
Banowsky said in the release.
: "In this case, by rule, the call on
the field should not have been
reviewed, for which the instant
replay official will be suspended
The conference did not give
details on the official's suspension,
citing conference policy.
Oklahoma State coach Mike
Gundy said the mistake just high-
lighted problems with replay.
"I don't like instant replay
because I just don't think we'll
ever clean it up Gundy said after
the Cowboys' practice on Monday.
"I'd just as soon go with the ruling
on the field and live with it like we
have in football for 100 years
The call came one week after a
Pacific-10 Conference crew incor-
rectly awarded Oregon possession
on an onside kick it had illegally
touched late in the fourth quarter
against Oklahoma. The Ducks
went on to score the winning
touchdown in a 34-33 win.
This time, the call came before
halftime.
"That's not why we lost
the game Gundy said. "We
couldn't stop them and we turned
the ball over late. That's why we
lost the game
After others on the Oklahoma
State sideline alerted him of the
situation, Gundy said he told the
officials on the field that the play
was not subject to review.
"My only concerning issue is
when we're on the field reminding
them this is not something that's
reviewable and their response is,
'Well, the guy in the booth has the
last say Gundy said.
Gundy said he wouldn't neces-
sarily support a system in noncon-
ference games where officials on
the field were from one conference
and replay officials came the other
team's conference, nor did he have
an opinion on art unaffiliated
replay crew for all games.
He said he thinks the system
"puts a lot of pressure on the
officials
"I think if you're unaware of
the rules and you're in a situation
where you make the final deci-
sion, you could be from Mars and
I don't think it would matter
Gundy said.
Gundy said he didn't know
if there was a way to fix instant
replay.
"The last thing I worry about
is how they're going to clean up
instant replay, and I'm not trying
to be sarcastic Gundy said. "I
just think it's got a long ways to
go. The last thing I'll say about it
is if we have a review and we have
rules in place to make it right and
then we make it wrong twice in
obviously two big games, then it's
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