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TUESDAY OCTOBER 3. 2006
Healthcare in eastern North
Carolina discussed at seminar
Phyllis Trible, pictured above, lectured to a more-than-full house last night.
Biblical scholar lectures
Dr. Phyllis Trible spoke
as part of the annual
Jarvis Lecture Series
Renowned biblical scholar, Dr.
Phyllis Trible, spoke yesterday
at the 15th annual Jarvis lecture
on Christianity and culture. The
lecture, which was sponsored by
the ECU religious studies program
and supported with a contribu-
tion from the Jarvis Memorial
United Methodist Church, was
held downtown at the Willis
Although the annual lecture
has hosted many famed scholars
in the past, the majority of people
were very excited about this year's
lecture because Dr. Trible is con-
sidered to be one of the major femi-
nist interpreters of the bible.
Dr. Trible is known interna-
tionally and has lectured across the
U.S. and abroad. She has written or
edited six books and appeared on
the television series, "Genesis: A
Living Conversation She has also
taught in many schools throughout
the U.S including Wake Forest
"Dr. Trible is a pioneer of
provocative, scholarly interpreta-
tion of the bible said Dr. Calvin
Mercer, co-director of the Reli-
gious Studies Program. "I heard
her lecture when I was a young
seminarian and have followed
her career through the years. An
excellent linguist, she brings fresh
insights to old texts and does it
This year's lecture, which was
titled "Taking back the bible
focused on the role of the bible in
contemporary American culture.
Dr. Trible lectured on her belief
that Americans use the bible to
explain their actions and opinions
in many areas of their lives. Dr.
Trible believes that the bible is
being used to explain people's
views on everything from abortion
"Take any issue tearing apart
our nation and our churches and
you will find the bible being used
to support or even defy what
a given group deems right or
wrong said Trible.
The lecture was followed by a
question and answer session which
allowed people to ask Dr. Trible
any questions they had about her
lecture. Almost the entire audience
stayed and most had questions
to ask her. With more than 250
Speakers talk about
benefit of experience
Thursday, Sept. 18, from 7 p.m.
to 9 p.m the World Affairs Council
of Eastern North Carolina spon-
sored a seminar entitled, "Bringing
International Health Care to Eastern
North Carolina: Why Should Our
Trainees Study Abroad?" which
was held at the Monroe Conference
Center of Eastern AHEC.
S5 The two-hour long discussion,
which included speeches from
several medical professionals and
a student of the Brody School of
Medicine, was the issue of medi-
cal students studying abroad, and
how the experience exposes them
to advantages that they cannot get
in eastern North Carolina.
Dr. Joseph Zanga, assistant
dean and professor of Pediatrics
at Brody, headed the speakers
and presented his own views on
why he believes students can get
all the training they need in the
surrounding eastern counties. In
an attempt to prevent a one-sided
discussion, he compared a past trip
to Kerala, India to much of what he
sees in eastern North Carolina.
Zanga talked about how medi-
cal professionals have to face the
poverty rates not only in India, but
in this area as well. He also spoke
about isolation and distances from
medical facilities; another issue
that is present in both areas. He
then.brought the literacy rates of
both places to the audience's atten-
tion, and made the point that while
theocracy rate in Kerala is almost
100 percent, it is certainly less
in our region. He concluded his
speech posing the question, "Why
go there when the problem is
The second speaker to pres-
ent was Dr. Benjamin Gersh, a
resident physician at Brody. He
spoke of a trip to Kenya which
he took while in medical school,
acknowledging the fact that while
there are serious issues in eastern
North Carolina, there are many
opportunities for learning while
abroad that are not present here.
He outlined his speech, examin-
ing how the general competen-
cies that are staples to education
in the medical field are difficult
to completely fulfill through a
single perspective. He discussed
our nation's heavy reliance on
technology and machines to make
diagnoses, and posed questions
regarding possible responses to
Gersh made the point that while
he was in Kenya, himself and others
had to make physical diagnoses
because of a lack of technology. H4
also discussed how in other coun-
tries, students may get the chance
to see a number of diseases that are
not prevalent in this region, or even
advanced stages of diseases they
learn about but are never exposed
to. He brought up the point that
studying abroad enables students
to put the basic principles that
textbooks teach to use.
In addition, Gersh said that
although this region, as well as
the rest of the country, is not faced
with foreign diseases presently,
there may come a time when that
does occur and then medical pro-
fessionals will be prepared, having
already seen it in other countries.
The third speaker to present
is a second-year medical student
at Brody, Laurie Green. She spoke
of the education she got from the
four-week trip she took to Guate-
mala and the experience, which she
would not have been able to receive
here. She spoke about social justice
and patient advocacy and how the
trip instilled a sense of passion in
her for the profession.
Green stressed how impor-
tant the experiences were while
in Guatemala, and spoke about
the emphasis on autonomy of
not having a professor or doctor
always present to assure every step
is correct. She presented a statistic
that showed that students who go
abroad are more likely to serve
underdeveloped places and are also
more likely to return to where they
studied, stressing the significance
of an education abroad.
The last speaker to present
before the discussion was opened
to the audience was Dr. Bruce
Johnson, professor and vice chair
for education at the department
of internal medicine at Brody. His
support for training abroad came
from an educator's perspective,
and he emphasized that it is also
important for medical educators to
study in an area outside of eastern
North Carolina. He discussed how
the experience gives educators
an opportunity to observe and
fulfill the responsibility of bring-
ing home better ways to organize
medical care. He also talked about
how the experience would benefit
the school and give them ideas
about how to further develop the
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Financial Aid office
Ineligible students may
have received aid
An article published in the
Greenville Daily Reflector on
Sunday said that the Pitt County
District Attorney is currently
looking at results from an inves-
tigation into "possible misuse of
financial aid" at ECU.
The article stated that a univer-
sity graduate, a former employee
of the Office of Student Financial
Aid and others may have granted
money to students who were not
eligible for assistance in exchange
for a cut in the funds.
After reviewing the content
of the two-year SBI investigation,
the District Attorney will decide
whether or not to file criminal
charges, the article said.
University spokesman John
Durham said he could not com-
ment on the case.
"We turned the case over
to the SBI over two years ago
Durham said. "Like you, I know
what I read in the newspaper
School officials are not reveal-
ing details of the investigation at
the time, though they say no stu-
dents lost money, the article said.
Attempts to contact District
Attorney Clark Everett, the Office
of Student Financial Aid and
Corey Johnson, the author of the
article, were unsuccessful at press
The East Carolinian will con-
tinue to follow the story.
This writer can be contacted at
Volunteer Fridays are a part of the freshman Plunge into Purple events. These projects have students
constructing andor painting birdhouses to be sold to raise money (around $30) for the ECU chapter
of Habitat for Humanity. Construction management and art students guide students through the
The next volunteer Friday is Oct. 20, from 3 to 5 p.m.
It is sponsored by Volunteer and Service-Learning Center, Division of Student Life Weeks of Wel-
come Committee, Habitat for Humanity of Pitt County and Lowe's.
Contact the Volunteer & Service-Learning Center for more information at 328-2735
Children's literature to be the focus of literary review
Stories for children
BY LEE SCHWARZ
The 2006 North Carolina Lit-
erary Review is a literary journal
housed in ECU's English depart-
ment and has just published its
Editor Margaret Bauer said,
"What wonderful writers for chil-
dren and young adults we have
living in North Carolina. We hope
this year's issue will be enjoyed by
the whole family
Among the featured stories
is Tani, the first fairy tale writ-
ten by Northampton County
children's author Mebane Holo-
man Burgwyn, the author of The
Crackerjack Pony in 1969, and River
Treasure in 1947.
Bauer said of Tani, "This story
along with original illustrations
had never been published
Sarah W. Davis, a librarian at
the Sallie Harrell Jenkins Memo-
rial Library in Aulander, N.C
found it in the archives of the UNC
"It may actually be the first
story Burgwyn ever wrote down
Burgwyn, who died in 1993,
was internationally known for
writing stories about farm life.
Her six novels became staple
reading for schoolchildren in the
Her novels were also pioneer in
respect to writing about African
American children in literature.
The NCLR was available at the
North Carolina Literary Home-
coming on Sept. 30.
Homecoming was made possible
by a generous grant from the North
Carolina Humanities Counci
The event was sponsored by J.Y.
Joyner Library, Sheppard Memo-
rial Library, and many depart-
ments on the ECU campus.
Other featured authors included
Carole Boston Weatherford, Ran-
dall Kenan, and David Ceceliski.
The NCLR is available at Dowdy
This writer can be contacted at
Sponsors included by J.Y. Joyner Library and Sheppard Memorial Library.
TUESDAY OCTOBER 3, 2006 PAGE A2
Campus & Community
Pitt County Assembly
"Women Having Their Say
a program presented by ECU
Women's Studies, will be on
Oct. 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. in
Bate 1031. Women's Studies
is working in conjunction with
North Carolina Women United
and Democracy N.C. to co-
host the Pitt County Women's
Agenda Assembly. NCWU
is a coalition of progressive
organizations and individuals
working to achieve full equality
of all women across North
Carolina. Groups are invited to
attend. For more information
on the Pitt County Assembly,
contact Ms. Dudasik-Wiggs
at 252-328-1539 or visit the
NC Women United Web site at
SGA Class Council
SGA wants you To serve on
your class council. ECU Student
Government Association has
established class councils
to provide leadership and
direction for the classes,
promote unity, enhance the
student experience by focusing
on traditional class events
and serves as vehicles of
communication to the student
body. Councils consist of
representatives assisting with
planning, coordinating and
implementation of projects.
Applications can be picked
up in the SGA Office in Suite
101, Mendenhall Student
Center. The deadline to apply
is Wednesday, Oct. 4 by 5 p.m.
Contact 328-4SGA for more
Focus Group Sessions
11:30 a.m. in the LWCC
As the Ledonia Wright Cultural
Center strives for additional
ways to service our campus
and community, we ask for your
participation and comments
regarding our current Gallery.
Please come and share your
thoughts. For information,
please contact Khadine McNeill
at 328-6495 or by e-mail at
Register for the 2006 Fall service
trip in Wilmington, N.C.
Oct. 13-16 (Departing after
Cost: $65 (transportation, lodging
and food included)
Potential service sites: Habitat for
Humanity, Salvation Army Soup
Line, Cape Fear River Watch and
the Good Shepard.
Contact Jessica Gagne at 328-
1554 or gagnejQecu.edu.
Mon Oct. 2
Special Olympics Tennis, 5:30
- 6:15 p.m River Burch back
Tennis runs from Oct. 2 - Nov. 13.
Help participants learn or improve
their skills. Contact
Deirtra Crandol at 329-4541.
Pitt County Fair Concessions
Shifts TBA, Pitt County Fair
Oct. 2 - 7, volunteers needed
to assist at Lions Club Booth
at Pitt County Fair. Volunteers
will work taking food orders and
cleaning tables. Booth sponsored
by American Business Women's
Association and Lion's Club.
Contact Jean Sutton to sign-up
for shift at 353-5173.
Wed Oct. 4
BBQ Luncheon for Habitat for
Humanity, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m
Firetower Road and Arlington
Boulevard. Volunteers needed
work in shifts to prepare plates,
box lunches for delivery, deliver
lunches and serve and greet walk-
up customers. Contact Debbie
James at 756-4300.
Sat Oct. 7
North Carolina Big Sweep
7-11 a.m Greenville
Big Sweep, the N.C. component
of the International Coastal
Cleanup - a global effort to rid
our environment of debris. Help
clean-up Greenville! Registration
at the Town Commons.
Contact Paula Clark at
Fluff and Puff - Human
Society 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m
West Marine, Washington N.C.
Volunteers, 15, needed to assist
with registration, dog washing,
trimming nails, brushing
dogs and doggy art booth.
Students with digital cameras
needed as photographers for the
Humane Society Web site. Contact
Vicky Luttrell at 353-8833
3 Tue 4 Wed 5 Thu 6 Fri 7
Jazz vocalist Tierney
For more informa-
tion visit ecu.edu
The team competition
(teams of 3) will be
held on Wed Oct. 4.
Both competitions will
start at 7 p.m.
SRC Climbing Wall
'ACHIEVE: Travel the
World on a Student's
Have you ever wanted
to travel to another
country? Come find
out how you can live
and study in another
country for the same
price as studying here
Clement Hall Lobby
Tom Wehrle Acoustic
ECU Freshman Drama
Car stolen by N.C. man wanted for slay-
ing of wife found in Tennesee
(AP) A car believed stolen
by a man accused of gunning down
his estranged wife at a western
North Carolina women's shelter
was found in a bus station parking
lot in Tennessee, authorities said
that the abandoned 2006 Honda
Civic was the car John "Woody"
Woodring, 35, allegedly stole last
week from a neighbor in Sylva,
N.C, about 116 miles east of Knox-
ville on the other side of the Great
"They are just trying to find
any leads or anything else here in
town. He could still be around this
area DeBusk said.
Woodring was already wanted
on domestic violence charges
after being accused of violating
a protective order and trying to
strangle his wife at her home four
days before the murder.
Police had traced all of
Woodring's connections in west-
ern North Carolina, including two
former wives, and in his native
Pennsylvania and Tennessee.
101: What you need
to know to register for
Belk Hall Basement
Focus Group Sessions
Please come and share
your thoughts as they
relate to the cur-
rent collection of art
housed in the LWCC,
change, and sugges-
tions for the future.
Ledonia Wright Cul-
tural Center Gallery
Russian Film Series:
"Burnt by the Sun"
Movies have English
subtitles or dubbing.
Cultural Poetry Jam
Sarin featuring David
M inges Aquatic
8:30 a.m. - 4:30
6 - 8 p.m.
M inges Aquatic
Minges Aquatic Center
ECU VS. MARSHALL
Located at the corner of
Sixth and Evans Streets
in Uptown Greenville.
Performing this week:
Spare Change (Rock,
Soul, Blues & Beach)
5 - 8 p.m.
Williams Arena at
ECU vs. UAB
Minges Aquatic Center
Hall of Fame Weekend,
ECU VS. VIRGINIA
Woman in Japan
Science and Technol-
ogy Building, Room
8:30 a.m. -4 p.m.
Community Health &
Booths featured include
Organ & Bone Marrow
HIV Information, Dia-
betes Screening, BP
Screening, Dental &
Newborn Health Infor-
mation, Nutrition &
& various Cancer Infor-
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Williams Arena at
ECU VS. MEMPHIS
Alpha Omicron Pi
presents "Hazed &
Confused" a Hazing
This event is free to all
attendees and is open
to all student organiza-
tions. Alpha Omicron
Pi is happy to have Erie
Morring from Campus
Speak as the guest
2 - 3 p.m.
Jazz vocalist Tierney
for more information
ACHIEVE: Travel the World on a Student's Budget
Have you ever wanted to travel to another country? Come find out how you can live and
study in another country for the same price as studying here at ECU.
Clement Hall Lobby
Investigators believed he might
have headed to either Tennessee
Woodring, a teaching assistant
studying for his master's degree in
counseling at Western Carolina
University, reportedly begged for
forgiveness in one of his last mes-
sages to his wife on his Web site.
He promised he would change and
the violence would end.
Major biodiesel plant opens in NC to
convert chicken fat to fuel
(AP) A company that began
by making alternative fuel from
french fry grease is now ready
to start major production of
Piedmont Biofuels plans to
convert chicken fat into l million
gallons of biodiesel per year at the
factory, making a fuel that creates
less pollution and provides an
alternative to oil.
It's the first of three biodiesel
production plants being built in
North Carolina, which is among
the nation's top consumers of
"This whole thing has been
driven by a quest for more fuel
said Lyle Estill, a Piedmont Bio-
fuels executive. "I was making it
for my tractor at home. In some
ways, this represents a continua-
tion of our quest. A million-gallon
plant is our attempt to meet more
The factory was launched
Monday in Pittsboro west of
Raleigh, though actual production
is still a few days away.
Once the biodiesel is cleaned,
it is ready for sale.
"To have it made right here
is going to make it more reliable
and reduces transportation costs
said Tobin Freid, coordinator
for Triangle Clean Cities at the
Triangle J Council of Govern-
ments. "By making it here and
using local feedstocks, you are
eliminating all that impact on
Injured seal pup takes a ride with
intoxicated driver and a pitbull
(KMTR) An injured seal
pup took an unexpected ride with
an allegedly intoxicated driver on
the Oregon coast. The other pas-
senger in the vehicle; a pit bull.
Police discovered the harbor
seal pup inside a van during a
traffic stop on Highway 101 in
Florence on September 17. Offi-
cers arrested the driver, Matthew
Charles Lane, 24, for DUII and
Unlawful Possession of Wildlife.
Officers took the seal pup
to the Oregon Coast Aquarium
for rehabilitation. The seal is
being treated for minor puncture
wounds. Police say those wounds
may have been caused by a pit bull
dog found in the van.
Lane, who recently moved to
Oregon from Nevada, told police
he and his brother rescued the seal
pup from an attack by other seals
on an area beach. Lane said he was
taking the seal to a veterinarian
but couldn't find a vet's office that
was open on a Sunday.
Fish & Wildlife experts urge
people not to touch or pick up seal
pups or other wildlife on the beach.
If the animal is injured, you should
leave it alone and contact the
OSP Northern Command Center
at 1-800-452-7888 or notify the
Oregon State Police.
Police say Unlawful Possession
of Wildlife is a Class A misde-
meanor punishable by a heavy fine
and possible jail time.
Rogue Squirrels Attacking People in
(KMTR) Parks officials in
Mountain View, Calif, are on the
offensive against squirrels they
say have become dangerously
aggressive, attacking at least three
The latest victim was four
yearold Andrew Packard,
attacked by a brown tree squirrel
as his mother unwrapped a muffin,
The San Jose Mercury News
"It was such a horror his
mother, Jennifer, said of the attack,
which left her boy with a trail of
red claw marks, a bite on his upper
arm, and a regimen of painful
"To hear your child screaming
the way you've never heard before
It was just bone chilling she
told the newspaper.
Parks officials are now seeking
permission to set traps and are
cracking down on visitors feeding
As for Andrew, he declared he
would never go into a park with
trees again, and he keeps telling
everyone the squirrel was trying
to eat him.
City officials have offered to
give him a tour of the police and
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SENIOR STAFF WRITER
The major topic of discussion
at the second congress meet-
ing was getting student rep-
resentation about the possibil-
ity of student fees increasing.
Chris Welch, student body
treasurer, spoke about the increase
and stated that under the N.C.
Board of Governors, the highest
possible increase would be $346.
The reason for the increase
is to provide new or improved
services to the student body. Pro-
posals submitted for the increase
ranged from $1.50-$50.
The congressmen were encour-
aged to serve on a commit tee to pro-
vide student representation on the
issue of the increase in student fees.
M. Cole Jones, student body
president, also encouraged con-
gressmen to participate in numer-
ous things that will help bring a
student voice to issues and polices.
Some of the committees, orga-
nizations, or events that Jones
encouraged congressmen to be
involved in were to provide stu-
dent representation at the Board
of Trustees meetings, March of
Dimes, and Elite Leadership Team.
These different things that
Jones proposed would allow the
congressmen to be involved more
within SGA and outside SGA.
"The Elite Leadership Team
will expose you to different enti-
ties in student government said
Jones was pleased that six
students from SGA will have the
opportunity to attend the asso-
ciation of student government or
ASG, conference this weekend.
Open positions in SGA were
addressed by Jon Massachi,
speaker of the congress, which
included parliamentarian and ser-
geant at arms.
The positions of sophomore
and freshman class officers were
also addressed by Matt Wag-
oner, elections committee chair,
while giving his elections report.
Wagoner explained the out-
come of the elections concerning
these two positions to the con-
gressmen and executive officers.
"The freshman class position
was challenged and Patrick Sebas-
tian will now act as the freshman
class advocate said Wagoner.
Allen Thomas resigned from
his position as sophomore class
officer and the process has begun
to elect a new officer for the
position according to Wagoner.
Suggestions about future elec-
tions were made by Wagoner such
as inducting due process in the
election procedure, holding office
hours, and placing a banner above
the polling site near Wright Place.
Marissa Phillips, spirit liai-
son spoke about the upcoming
"Paint it Purple Fridays which
will be on Oct. 7, 8, 19 and 20.
The purpose of this event
is to promote students wear-
ing purple on Fridays and at
each home game to enhance
the amount of school spirit.
Allcongressrnen that had not yet
been sworn in were sworn in by Nick
Genty, attorney general of SGA.
For more information or ques-
tions about the elections pro-
cess, call S28-4SGA.
This writer can be contacted at
In ending his speech, Johnson
also spoke of advocacy and how
the experience abroad enables
medical students and profession-
als alike to step outside of the
The last hour of the seminar
was conducted in a question and
answer manner opening the dis-
cussion to audience members that
included other professors and
students from Brody, as well as
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people in attendance at this year's
lecture, there was not an empty
seat in the room.
Although most students were
attending the lecture for credit in
a class, they found the lecture very
informative and most felt that Dr.
Trible was a very knowledgeable
"The lecture was very interest-
ing said James Jordan, Senior Art
major. "She talked about aspects
of the bible that were new to me,
and hadn't quite been explained
in some of my religious studies. I
would definitely like to listen to
another one of her lectures
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Greek system has
Few fuel stereotype, ruin perception of a
I've heard the stereotypes. Arrogant stuck-up
wannabe's who pay for their friends. A faction of
drunks who continually haze pledges to feel men-
tally superior. Daddy's boys and girls equipped
with croakies, boat shoes and Polos with their
noses stuck straight in the air. Trust me. I've
heard 'em. I used to say 'em.
While there are kernels of truth in every
stereotype, it's not what defines Greek Life. But
what does? Greeks tout that their social system
is based on brotherhood or sisterhood while those
outside the 'social circle' perceive it as a desperate
attempt to win over friends.
Judging opinion writer Ryan Cobey's account
of Interfraternity Council rush published
on Sept. 28, his portrayal of the aforemen-
tioned stereotypes seem to suddenly out-
weigh the consistent positives that enve-
lopes nearly nine percent of ECU's campus.
Cobey interjected his opinion based on
what he saw from Rush. Brothers drinking
bourbon at rush or trying to entice a rushee by
openingly requesting him to smoke marijuana
negates the countless hours of community
service tallied by individual organizations.
It trivializes the three state funded full-
time positions within the Office of Greek
Life. The actions cancel out the countless
hours that student leaders devote to contrib-
ute to their respective groups. It calls into
question the power of the numerous councils
that regulate its 34 fraternities and sororities
separated among three parent organizations.
Frankly, the fraternities involved should be
held accountable. The East Carolinian made an
editorial decision not to name the fraternities
involved. What was surprising though was the
enormity of the situation because Cobey reported
that five fraternities were embracing dirty rush
It embarrasses the actual few who consistently
Despite it not being publicized, multiple fra-
ternities asked rushees two semesters ago if they
wanted to drink alcohol. Nothing that Cobey saw
or reported should surprise anyone.
Just like the student's behavior at football
games, a select few ruin the perception of the
whole. It doesn't matter that over 2,000 people
followed the rules. What does matter, however, is
that a few sprinkled among the fraternities didn't.
But how can Greeks justify them-
selves properly when their social organiza-
tions were founded as secretive societies?
In order to keep their founders' ideals, the
Greek system has to stay just that, secretive.
Unless you are Greek and have been through
the pledging process, it's hard for an outsider to
judge the entire system while showing a fair bias
of what goes in literally behind closed doors.
According the Greek Life Web site, brother-
hood is "a unique, private bond based on intan-
gible, invisible principles The definitive draw-
to 'going Greek' is unfortunately to the public,
only known by those who are Greek.
So in response to various opinion columns
and multiple Pirate Rants, the Greek system has
to absorb it. It doesn't matter how fighting mad
it makes them or way off base it is. Its pillars are
based on secrecy and in order to protect its ideals,
Greeks should ignore them.
Yet not everyone is so smart. A commenter,
who posted his affiliation with the Greek system
with feedback about Cobey's article on the East
Carolinian Web site, called Cobey "unwanted" and
also used the term "bad apple and unbidded bitch
But truthfully, it's the people like him who
consistently ruin the Greek reputation who are
really the bad apples.
I want to first off say that I am not writing this
to attack the newspaper in any way, just to show my
concern. I am a member of the Greek community
and I'm sure you have received quite a few comments
recently, but I would still like to say my piece.
I did not read Tuesday's article written by Ryan
Cobey, but after reading today's article and all ofthe
Pirate Rants, I am very disappointed in this news-
paper. Whereas I know there are issues concerning
Greek life, and certainly Rush violations are a huge
problem, I feel like Ryan should have taken his con-
cerns to Ion or Kay in the Greek Office so that they
could have been dealt with more efficiently.
The bottom line is that the Greek Community
does a lot for East Carolina besides the big parties,
our GPA's are quite high, and we participate in
community service. Many Greeks hold offices in
SGA and tilings of that nature as well. I feel that by
publishing articles and Pirate Rants you are doing
nothing for the Greek community but hindering us.
Ion and Kay are working very hard to change the
Greek community, but articles such as you printed
today, are deleting every step forward we make.
The Pirate Rants are also doing nothing but
encouraging the fights between non-Greeks
and Greeks. Of course they are only opinions,
they are just feeding the fire and I feel that since
you choose which rants to publish and which
rants not to publish, you should realize that this
is not helping the University at all. I hope that
you can see where I am coming from in this,
the Greek community means a lot to me, and I
would hate to see the student body's opinions on
us change from articles that you are publishing.
A professor is one who talks in
someone else's sleep.
Gasohol is great but I have an
easier way for ECU to save gas.
Turn off the buses that sit in front
of Christenbury for 10-12 minutes
idling. Twelve minutes twice an
hour for 11 hours. Uhh, that's over
four hours of wasted gas per bus,
per day. Technology is nice but
common sense works too.
My parents really don't get it! They
found out that I post on Myspace.
They don't appreciate art because
they think my pictures and poems
are weird. Now they are worried
and they won't let me go to see
Simple Plan! My life sucks! It really
is tough being emo.
The poll on the side of TEC Web
site annoys me. There's actually
more to downtown than clubs and
bars, guys. Crazy, yes, but it's the
Nothing else matters in the whole
wide world, when you're in love
with a Jersey girl.
Please don't be rude to me if I
ask you to not touch me. I have
verminophobia, and I can't help it!
The ECU Ambassadors need more
recognition on campus for all
the great things they do for ECU
and the Greenville community.
To the lonely people on Facebook:
Please stop changing your
relationship status every three
hours. It's evident that you are
Why are there no "black" sorority
or frat houses here at ECU?
Why is it that every single officer
is downtown Thursday-Saturday?
What if a bank were to get robbed
Why does the Wright Place serve
I hate widescreen! We used
to have a choice but now
everything from movies to music
videos are wide! What's so
great about a smaller picture?
I don't smoke and I hate sororities,
and I'm dating a guy who smokes
and is in a frat. So yes, we can all
If you're so upset with the football
staff having to lecture us on our
behavior, then maybe you should
encourage your friends to show
a little sportsmanship and class
instead of acting like drunken
Greek life holds this school together
- have you ever thought about how
many Greeks are on SGA? Stop
wishing you were in a sorority or
fraternity and do what you came
here to do - get an education.
You have to have grab-a-dates
because no frats want to have
socials with you!
The next time you come to class
musty I will hand you a bar of
deodorant! The next time you
sneeze in your hand and wipe the
mucus on your desk I will scream!
Why is parking and traffic driving
around and giving tickets at 7
Is it bad that
haven't been to
Wow. There is a person that has
the same drama as me and I
have to find him. Thanks Jane.
How difficult is it to understand
that the Third floor of Joyner
Library is a quiet study area?
Safe Ride is a name that should be
applied to a ride that is dependable
and "safe not one that takes an
hour (if it decides to come at all).
Thank you ECU for putting all the
pretty girls on College Hill this
year and all the athletes too.
Maybe that's why I can't get a
woman to look at me.
I appreciate that my two new
roommates this year know what
dryer lint is and know how to
remove it as well.
I love the one boy in my class. He
dresses better than most of the girls.
My professor looks like Einstein,
talks like Ben Stein and always
wears pink. I love him!
To the girl who wants to know if it's
OK to date someone 11 years her
senior: Yes. Do it.
If you're looking for a non-drinking,
non-parrying, non-smoking (though
not all smoke) girl then you better
be ready for something busted or
very large. Sorry, that's just the way
it goes in this world.
Sop wearing white after Labor Day!
Do any girls actually enjoy watching
Sports Center? It's the first thing
a guy flips to, so I just keep
my mouth shut and watch, but
deep down I wish it didn't exist.
I have a belly button fetish is
To the two girls who always come
into English late because they are
"sick Sick people don't always
have makeup on and their hair
fixed and nice clothes and then
walk into class 20 minutes late!
Get there on time or spare us and
stay in your dorm room!
Sorority girls rock! If this
campus didn't have them
then I would never go to class!
To the people that rant about
people who talk on their cell
phones. If you had someone
to talk to then you would be
talking on your cell phone too.
Cheerios are like duct tape they
The other day I was walking down
College Hill and a chicken patty
from the dinning hall came flying
out of a vehicle and hit me in the
face. What is that about? I think I
got patty smacked.
To everyone that rants about Greek
Life: For someone to be as against
it as you seem to be you sure do
spend a lot of time talking, ranting
and writing articles about us.
Note to yourself: The amount of
rants and articles we spend time
on in response to the rude things
directed towards us - none. We
do not spend time on you, so why
spend so much time on us?
To the person who said guys look
silly on an elliptical. Thanks, as if
I wasn't insecure enough. Why do
you think I'm at the gym in the first
place? Because of you, ll never do
the elliptical again.
Why is it that my roommate's
freshman girlfriend has her own
room and her roommate is never
there, but always insists on
spending nights in our room? This
is driving me insane!
Maybe if you smelled better, more
girls would be interested in you.
People, stop getting on eBay,
Myspace and Facebook while
you're in the computer lab and
10 people are in line waiting on
a computer to print things off for
their class that they are about to
be late for!
I understand that I'm living fn a
dorm so space is small but why
must people feel the need to get
in the shower right beside me
when I'm the only one in there in
an entire row of them!
I've been dating my boyfriend
for a week and he has already
stopped calling me. I must be doing
something wrong just a guess.
You remind me of my seven-year-
old brother the minute you start
fussing over how much you hate
the seat we left for you in the
movie theatre. Maybe you should
not have been the last person to
show up if it matters that much to
you. Whining over seats is childish,
get over it.
To the gentleman on the bus who
gave up his seat to a girl way to
go! You brightened my day and
reminded me that chivalry is not
To the guy who sat beside me
on the stairs Thursday night, I
definitely wanted to talk to you. My
ride just ended up coming a little
I'm so hung up on you but I'll
probably never be able to tell you
that. Our relationship is already
complicated enough. Even if my
passion stays one-way, I won't
be able to get over you anytime
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No ifs, ands or
is a danger
Ban campus smoking, save lives
We hear about anti-smoking campaigns on
a daily basis. Commercials of dead bodies being
stacked in front of cigarette company buildings
have become so common in our society that we
now tend to overlook them. The ever so outspoken
T.R.U.TH tours around the country help to show
peoplejust how dangerous the effects of smoking are
to the smoker and even the non-smoker beside him.
But are we really listening to this information
I'm sure by now almost all of you have seen
countless numbers of commercials on television
or even from your own friends. It is a subject that
non-smokers like to talk about a great deal and
smokers avoid at all costs.
However, when it seems that so many people
on campus have no respect for non-smokers, I
think we have every right to tell the world how
we feel about it. I can't count how many times
within the past two weeks I've had smoke blown
straight into my face as I'm walking to class. I
also remember from my time living on campus,
the obvious and disgusting smell of smoke as it
mixed in a hideous haze in front ofthe doors to
White Hall. I would fumble with my key to open
up the door as quickly as possible so I wouldn't
have to hold my breath for too long.
As we learn more and more about the
health risks caused by smoking, it makes us
think about what we can do to prevent our-
selves from losing years of our life due to
these preventable, toxic substances floating
around in our air. And I've done exactly that.
I personally think our campus would be much
better off if it were completely smoke-free. I'm
not talking about just making a 10-20 foot rule
for not smoking around buildings, but rather ban-
ning smoking throughout the entirety of campus
Think about it, two out of the three most
populous states in the United States, California
and New York, are also two ofthe strictest states
on smoking. California, a state with over 30 mil-
lion people, has completely banned smoking in
all public buildings as well as banned smoking
within twenty feet of a government building.
New York City, a city so crowded and cramped
has banned smoking in all restaurants and bars
in 2003, and since then has seen a dramatic
decrease in air pollution levels as well as a heavy
and steady increase in profit and even jobs within
their local establishments.
My point in presenting you these statistics
is to show you that in a way, our campus can
compare to an extremely crowded city center, like
New York. Over 5,100 students are housed on
campus this year. If you then factor in the other
15-16 thousand students who commute from off-
campus every weekday, you'll quickly realize that
our campus can get quite crowded. Obviously,
smoking is banned in our dorms and buildings
for good reason, but because of that, everyone
who does smoke has to go outside. And they all
seem to congregate in one small place outside of
their dorms or whatever building they have class
in next. I've noticed that the air in those particu-
lar spots never loses that distinct odor either.
Our air around campus may not look as pol-
luted as places like New York and Los Angeles, but
mark my words, there are fumes present that do
even more danger to our bodies than automobile
smog, and those are the fumes from secondhand
smoke. Perhaps, if we banned smoking from
campus entirely, we would not only help save
lives of current smokers who would be too lazy
to travel off campus, but we would also make so
many more places accessible and open to everyone.
Never again would the steps of Tyler Hall, or any
residence hall for that matter, be filled with just
smokers. People could actually linger there and
perhaps spend more time outdoors, even if it is
just to socialize. And maybe, just maybe, pro-
ductivity in the classroom would even be better.
I understand this would put current smokers in
a predicament, but, sometimes, radical steps like
this make people finally consider other alterna-
tives. As of right now, our campus still makes it
extremely easy for students to smoke. We don't
even have a rule preventing students from smok-
ing right beside residence halls! We, as human
beings, tend to learn from consequences, and it's
usually too late by the time we learn them. I think
banning smoking from campus entirely could help
students and staff alike consider the consequences
before it is too late for them.
I know some of you will read this and sub-
consciously add it to the ever-growing tally of
dead horses on the subject of smoking, but there
comes a point in time where, after reading and
hearing so much about a particular topic, you
start to wonder why it is such a big issue. Why
am I hearing so many negative things about smok-
ing Why are people 1 don't even know trying to
tell me 1 shouldn't smoke? I realize many people
would strongly oppose the idea of a smoke-free
campus, but even the idea can make people think
about what they are doing to their bodies and to
others as well. Moreover, if you continue to ask
yourself why the subject of" smoking is such an
important issue to many people, I have an answer
for you - because the most important issue to a
lot of us is our life.
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TUESDAY OCTOBER 3, 2006 PAGE A4
You've done the preparation,
now proceed with your
plans. Intend to go farther than
you think you can, and you might
You're a good worker, but there's
no point in finishing meaningless
tasks. Cross the unimportant
stuff off your list without the
Stop arguing, even with yourself.
Choose, so you can get going.
If something changes as you
go along, you can make the
You're able to buy yourself
special things occasionally,
because you pinch your pennies
habitually. Hold out for the best
deal and make this gift to yourself
really worth it.
Extensive discussions are
required to discover all the
secrets. Make sure you know
what you're signing.
Continue to be cautious with your
money, even if you're feeling flush.
Later, when you have a lot more,
this won't seem like very much.
You're especially cute, decisive
and persuasive now. Figure out
whom and what you want, and
The others just want the job
done, they don't care about
costs. This is why they need you,
and why you make the big bucks.
You're hot on the trail of a
new theory that will explain
everything. Ask somebody who
owes you a favor to help out with
The top of the mountain appears
to be almost within your reach.
Pay closer attention now, so you
don't fall off.
You provide the data, and your
friends will come up with the
plan. This is a joint effort, and
the odds are in your favor.
Start by paying back a debt.
That takes a load off your mind
and allows the creativity in there
to expand. You're entering a
new phase, getting rid of the
old in your life will let you enjoy
Tuesday: Oct. 3
-Tom Wehrle Acoustic Show
SRC 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Oct. 4
Thursday: Oct. 5
-Cultural Poetry Jam
-National Depression Screening
Mendenhall 8:30 a.m. - 4:30
p.m. and Bate 2015 6 - 8 p.m.
Friday: Oct. S
Uptown Greenville 5 - 8 p.m.
Drawing Restraint 3
Wednesday 104 at 7 p.m.
Thursday 105 at 9:30 p.m.
Friday 106 at 7 p.m.
Saturday 107 at 9:30 p.m.
Uie Devil Wears Praia
Wednesday 104 at 9:30 p.m.
Thursday 105 at 7 p.m.
Friday 106 at 9:30 p.m.
Saturday 107 at 7 p.m.
Sunday 108 at 9:30 p.m.
presentation of 'Chicago'
Katie Wilson as Velma Kelly, Kyle Langworthy as Billy Flynn and Christina Kelly as Roxie Hart in Chicago.
Students will get a taste of the
Set in Chicago during the twenties, this is a
story of vaudeville actresses turned murderers, all
imprisoned, vying for the attention of the press.
The acclaimed musical turned movie, Chicagd,
will be coming to the McGinnis Auditorium
this Thursday, Oct. 5 through Tuesday, Oct. 10.
While Usher and Ashlee Simpson won't be grac-
ing the stage, our own theatre department has
been hard at work to make sure this show is a
Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart are the first of
the ladies we meet. Both are vaudeville starlets
with dreams of making it big one day, both have
been abused by men, and both are in prison for
murder charges. Velma is a nightclub sensation
who becomes the focus of the tabloids when she is
arrested for shooting her husband and sister after
discovering their affair. The Chicago newspapers
love the story and their zealousness is fed by her
lawyer, Billy Flynn. However, Billy, more media
focused than anything, soon falls for the newest
headline star, Roxie Hart.
Roxie was merely a chorus girl looking for her
big break. She is seduced by a man who promises
to help her career excel. When it finally becomes
clear to Roxie that he has no such intention, she
shoots him in a tit of rage. This lands Roxie in the
same prison as Velma, and they find something
else in common, Billy Flynn. Billy now sees Roxie
as the bigger headline and turns his focus and
advances on her. .
Roxie, becomes the next media hot topic, much
to Velma s annoyance, However, Roxie lands in the
same boat as Velma when Go-to-Hell Kitty arrives
at the jail on a multiple murder charge. Soon, the
press forgets Roxie as they did Velma. With her
clever ways, Roxie manages to bring the media
focus back to herself, and its time for her court
date. Billy is ready to soak up the spotlight.
The musical is actually based on real events
that occurred in Chicago in 1924. Maurine Dallas
Watkins, a reporter for the Chicago Tribune, cov-
ered the public trials of Beulah Annan and Belva
Gaertner. Watkins' turned her findings into the
play Chicago. Bob Fosse obtained the rights from
her estate following her death in 1969 and devel-
oped Chicago: A Musical Vaudeville.
The play was produced in 1975 and as a part
of the City Center "Encores Series, the show
was revived in 1996. This version, which became
Broadway, opened on Nov. 14, 1996 and is still
The musical was adapted for the movie Chicago
in 2002, starring Rente Zellweger as Roxie and
Catherine Zeta-Jones as Velma. The film won the
Oscar for Best Picture, and Zeta-Jones won Best
The musical numbers in the original produc-
tion are well-known vaudeville and night-club acts
of the 1920s. In ECU's production, they have added
their own touch to the musical, including a tribute
to the great stage and film musical choreographer,
Tickets are $12-$17.50 in advance, $17.50
at the door, and may be purchased by call-
ing (252)328-6829 or 1-8O0-ECU-ARTS,
and online at ECUARTS.com. Chicago is
produced by the ECULoessin Playhouse,
School of Theatre and Dance, College of Fine Arts
This writer can be contacted at
ECU ROTC students working together on a ropes course at Camp Butner.
Day in the life: ROTC
Students focus on
tradition, training and
ECU is a university of tradi-
tion. For decades the Pirates have
been known for their extreme
pride and spirit. Since 1984, the
Reserve Officer Training Corps,
also known as the ROTC has
contributed to supplying ECU
with leadership opportunities and
professional training, instilling
bravery and dedication in each and
This semester, the ROTC has
72 participants who have endured
a rigorous selection process.
These students are well-rounded
with achievements in scholarships,
athletics and leadership.
Friday, Sept. 29, the ROTC
left for a field training exercise
(FTX) at Camp Butner, N.C.
where they spent two days dem-
onstrating their competency in
According to CCPT Leslie
McCann, a senior health education
and promotion major, "The pur-
pose of FTXs is to build morale,
train the cadets for annual leader-
ship courses, and strengthen unit
cohesion to become junior officers
in the United States Army
The cadets carry an enormous
amount of equipment with them
for their training and missions.
CCPT Aaron Lewis, a senior
art major said that they have basic
necessities "two canteens, a flash-
light with a red lens to read a map,
two ammo pouches, one first aid
kit, a compass, a map, protractor
and a pencil
Senior health fitness specialist
major CCPT Michelle Layton
was the officer in charge of this
weekend's field training exercise.
She created the itinerary, coordi-
nated each event and assured that
the weekend operated smoothly.
CCPT Haley Willis, a senior
anthropology major expressed her
desire to be in ROTC by stating,
"Before I came to ECU, I had made
the decision to be in ROTC. No
matter where you are, you will
always have someone there for
you. We all freeze at night; we all
work hard during the day. We're
The field training exercise
included a regimented schedule
beginning with afternoon classes
teaching individual movement
technique, basic field craft such
as how to set up sleeping shelters
using a rain poncho, field hygiene,
noise and light discipline, and
hand grenade throwing. Closely
following the educational brief-
ings the cadets set up their sleep-
ing shelters, which they refer
to as "hooches As nighttime
approached, the cadets were sent
out into a large woodland where
they had three hours to conduct a
see ROTC page A5
Getting ready for a
night of sultry jazz
to perform tonight at
It is rare to find ajazz vocalist
that has earned so much praise in
such a short time frame. Remi-
niscent of the days where women
wore evening gowns to dinner and
martinis were always served at 5
o'clock, Tierney Sutton transfers
her listeners to an era where classy
and understated were the charac-
teristics to aspire to.
Hailed by The Boston Globe as
having "a honey voice with a
touch of Ella Fitzgerald" it would
seem that Sutton is destined to
grow more and more popular
- perhaps crossing over in a fash-
ion that echoes Michael Buble.
Her success has come from
the road less traveled. Sutton
began as a choir girl in Wis-
consin and was unexposed to
jazz until college. She eventu-
ally found the best collaborators
with their own impressive jazz
pedigrees - notably Natalie Cole,
Diana Krall, Ray Charles and
Ten years and six critically
acclaimed CDs later, Tierney and
her band demonstrate what col-
lective consultation and dedicated
teamwork can achieve. Reviewers
repeatedly say that audiences expe-
rience rare and powerful harmo-
nies achieved by humble perform-
ers at the top of their game.
A versatile studio singer as
well as premiere entertainer,
Tierney s voice was recently fea-
tured on Lions Gate's hit film The
Cooler, starring William H. Macy
and Alec Baldwin. She can also
be heard in Paramount's Twisted,
starring Samuel L. Jackson, Andy
Garcia and Ashley Judd.
In 2004, Tierney and her band
scored the independent feature
film Blue in Green, released by the
Unica Project. Tierney's unique-
voice is also regularly featured in
commercials representing such
organizations as BMW, Coca
Cola, Dodge and J.C. Penney.
In March 2005, Tierney and
her band performed in front of
a select audience of friends and
fans at Birdland in New York
City. Produced by Elaine Mar-
tone, I'm with the Band is Tier-
ney's first live recording and her
fifth release on the Telarc label.
With old standards such as "The
Lady is a Tramp "S'Wonderful"
and "I Get a Kick Out of You
the album received a
Grammy nomination in
2005 for Best Jazz Vocalist.
In June 2005, Tierney won
Jazz Week's Vocalist of the Year
Award. An active educator, she has
served in the Jazz Studies Depart-
ment at the University of Southern
California and given workshops
and clinics throughout the world.
Come experience for yourself
why the Chicago Sun-Times has
called Sutton's style "as soft and
smooth as fine bourbon On Tues-
day, Oct. 3, 2006, Tierney Sutton
will perform at Wright Audi-
torium as part of the SRAPAS
series. Reserve your tickets now at
Central Ticket Office, Mendenhall
Student Center or call 252-328-
4788 for ticket information.
This writer can be contacted at
The bacterial meningitis vaccination, seen above, is recommended for all ECU students, even those not living in a dorm
This week in health: Meningitis
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The disease might be
more dangerous than
For many college students
meningitis is a word often heard,
yet its significance is rarely under-
stood. From my own experience,
the summer before freshman year
marked the first time I'd ever heard
the word. While taking a more in
depth look at the life threatening
effects of meningococcal bacteria,
the importance of alerting the
student body to the nature of this
disease has become evident.
Meningitis is a bacterial illness
that causes an inflammation of the
lining around the brain and spinal
cord. Its lesser-known counter-
part, septicemia, may also result
from meningococcal bacteria.
Typically more serious, septice-
mia is the blood poisoning form
of the disease.
Generally, Meningitis is bacte-
rial or viral, and can occasionally
be the result of fungal infections.
Although viral meningitis can be
quite unpleasant, it is rarely life
threatening and most people make
a quick, full recovery.
has the power to cause meningi-
tis and septicemia concurrently.
When the two forms of the dis-
ease are contracted together,
the result is meningococcal
disease. Although this disease has
the potential to produce potent
consequences, septicemia alone
can be just as dangerous. Unless
accompanied by meningitis,
septicemia often holds no signs
of the disease, allowing it to
The symptoms of meningi-
tis often resemble those of the
flu. These symptoms include:
Fever, severe headache, vomit-
ing, stiff neck, rash, sensitivity to
bright lights, delusions and feel-
ings of tiredness.
Although septicemia may have
symptoms similar to meningitis, it
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Women's Studies is working
with North Carolina Women
United and Democracy N.C. to
co-host the Pitt County Women's
Agenda Assembly Saturday, Oct.
7, on the ECU campus.
Beginning at 1 p.m partici-
pants will meet in Bate 1031 and
split into small groups to discuss
and prioritize women-centered
issues they see as vital for action
by the N.C. General Assem-
bly. Everyone will re-gather
in the large group, which will
then note the most-frequently
discussed issues. There will be
tables available for program
and cause brochures, etc as
well as a voter registration table.
Refreshments are being provided
by the Thomas Harriot College
of Arts and Sciences and by Phi
Kappa Phi. Early in the spring
semester, Women's Studies will
host a workshop on successful
lobbying and will led a group to
Raleigh while the legislature is
in session. All events are free and
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presents several symptoms that
can be considered exclusively its
own. The symptoms of septice-
mia can include: Fever, vomiting,
muscle pain, cold hands and feet,
pale skin, breathlessness, rash,
tiredness and delusions.
Since meningitis and septice-
mia often go unrecognized, it is
important that you know what to
look for. If a person displays several
of these symptoms in combination,
it is vital that they seek medical
Both meningitis and septice-
mia have the potential to progress
undeniably fast, possibly carrying
Despite popular belief, babies
and young children are not the
only groups who can contract the
disease. Although these two age
groups tend to be more susceptible,
persons at any age can be consid-
who live in close proximity to
many individuals through close
quarters carry a higher risk of
contracting the disease. This
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includes, but is not restricted
to: College students living in
dormitories or residence halls,
U.S. military and persons travel-
ing to a part of the world where
meningococcal disease is common.
Fortunately, an immuniza-
tion has been developed that can
prevent four types of the menin-
gococcal disease. Though the vac-
cination cannot prevent all types of
the disease, it does protect about
90 percent of those who receive it.
Once received, the immunization
typically lasts five years or longer.
So if I've caused anyone to be a
little on edge, there is good news
to be heard. Here at ECU, students
can receive vaccinations for menin-
gococcal disease from the Student
Health Center. Now that we've
all become more educated on the
disease, perhaps we will'find it to
our benefit to become immunized
and decrease the probability of
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night land navigation.
The less experienced cadets
where not sent out alone. Cadet
Christopher Isaac was paired up
with CCPT Aaron Lew is. Prior to
this experience the two cadets did
not know each other Throughout
the night they worked side by side
running through difficult terrain in
efforts to find tliei r assigned targets.
CCPT Lewis supported Cadet
Isaac and encouraged him with pos-
itive feedback; this demonstrated
the leadership and camaraderie
learned from being in the ROTC.
Saturday, Sept. 30, the cadets
had to wake at 5:30 a.m. to eat
breakfast and prepare for an obstacle
course. There were 11 obstacles to
navigate though including a moving
log to climb over, wooden walls to
jump over and crawling mid-air,
upside down across a rope. As soon
as the obstacles were complete the
cadets were sent out into the woods
for a day land navigation. Upon
completion of the day land naviga-
tion, which took up to five hours,
the cadets went through a grenade
assault course. The grenade assault
course had cardboard silhouettes
replicating an enemy, which the
cadets had to throw grenades at.
After an exhausting day the cadets
had a ceremony recognizing certain
cadets of their accomplishments
from the summer and to honor
ECU Military Instructor Master
Sgt. Raymond Cabacar because
he is scheduled to retire within
the next few weeks from a 20 year
career in the military. Master
Sgt. Cabacar will become a police
officer for Winterville, N.C. after
his retirement from the military.
ECU is fortunate to have this
program available for students who
have an interest in excelling.
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Ten ECU students have been
commissioned into the military
this year. This means they have
been officially awarded a position
in the army and upon graduation
they are Second Lieutenants in
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ECU's Inside Source
Football players on the
70-man travel roster that
mined practice on Sunday due
to injuries or illness
Offensive lineman that have
taken 266 snaps on offense,
tackles Erie Graham and
Terence Campbell and guard
Josh Cotl'man have played
every offensive play
Virginia players that have
attempted passes this
season, three of which have
thrown touchdowns (Jameel
Sewell, Kevin McCabe and
Contribution gift to Virginia
athletics by twin alums
Konde and Tiki BarlxT, Tiki
is a running back for the
N.Y. Giants and Ronde is
a safety for the Tampa Bay
Margin of shots in favor
of Memphis during
Friday's women's soccer
match-up which ended
up in a 1-1 tie, Memphis
had 29 shots while ECU
had only six
Volleylall assists in four games
recorded by senior Heidi Krug
against SMU on Friday, which
missed her career-high of 66
by a single assist
Conference ranking in assists
by Krug who is averaging
12.94 assists per game; Krug
has mta assists in 62 games
and is the school's leader by
Amount of basketball verbal
commitments by high school
seniors Brock Voting (Raleigh,
N.C.) and Jontae Sherrod
(Tarboro, N.C.) reported in
the media to play lor ECU in
the 2(X)7-2(XW season
They said it
"It was nice to have an
open date this week. I kind
of enjoyed sitting on the
COUCh second guessing and
questioning everybody else's
calls on a Saturday afternoon
for once We gave the players
a hard week last week. We
went back to spring practice,
hack to the basics and did
a lot against each other
-Skip Holtz, .( (' Wad Coach
'The other thing that concerns
me is a tin bug going through
this lootball team now We
had 19 players (11 with the
llu) miss practice last night.
Hopefully it's a 84-hour bug
and it will get in and out
of their system. It will be
hard to get through practice
Tuesday and Wednesday
with the number of guys we
have over their at the student
health center, trying to get IV
and get their fluids back into
them. They lose their weight
and lose their strength. I think
they will be fine by game-
time, but I worry about the
interrupted preparation for
-Skip Holtz, ECUHeadCoach
Women's cross country finishes
first at McAlister s Deli Invite
Men finish third, lose
to Mars Hill and
The women's cross country
team finished first at the McAli-
ster's Deli Invite this past Satur-
day. The event was the first home
meet for the team and was held at
Lake Kristi. The first place finish
was the highest since Oct. 4, 2004,
a span of 20 events.
Freshman Nicole Briggs
was the top ECU women's fin-
isher for the fourth straight
week and earned a second place
overall finish with a 5k time of
18:54. Hayley Flynn placed fourth
overall 19:11. Freshman Jenni-
fer White immediately followed
Flynn by IK seconds to place fifth.
Samantha Lichtner placed
sixth with a time of 19:30.
Freshman Danielle Fetty
rounded out the top 10 with a
time of 19:51.
"There is no doubt in my
mind that each girl ran to
their potential, individually as
well as collectively as a team said
Flynn, a junior from Kings
Mountain, N.C. "Many of
the girls had season-best
times. We also ran as a strong
pack, which is a characteristic of
a good team
With five Pirate runners in the
top ten, Nicole Briggs was excited
about her team's success.
"We have really come a
long way since the beginning of
August said Briggs, "As a team
we are all really close which makes
it easier to go out there and race
hard. We aren't just individually
running for ourselves, but we are
running for each other as well. We
deserved this win because we have
been collectively working together
The women scored a season-
low 27 points beating out
Gardner-Webb, Mars Hill,
Barton College and Chowan.
Michele Milner from
Gardner-Webb was the women's
top finisher beating out Briggs by
The men's, team finished
third with 52 points, their best
showing of the season to date. Mars
Hill won the event with 34 points.
Gardner-Webb finished second.
Jon Stoehr was the top men's
finisher with an nk time of 25:02.
With last season's top
runner Chris Belifore ruled
ineligible, Stephen Tausend led
the way for the men, finishing
in sixth with a time of 26:46.
Sophomore Will Collins was
the Pirates' second runner tal-
lying a 10th overall finish. John
Loehr (27:30), Richard Spain
(28:40), Andrew Nastasiak (28:45),
Rich Saunders (28:52) and Bryan
Snow (29:13) were among the five
runners in the top 20. Michael
Barnett (30:05), Michael Wall
(30:21) and Ryan Stalcup (31:36)
rounded out the men.
The men's team was without
star sophomore runner Chris Bel-
fiore, who is nursing an injury to a
tendon in his foot, and who is also
ineligible at the time over a class
that he received an incomplete in.
He is one test away from earning
back his eligibility and hopes that
he is healthy enough to compete in
the conference championships.
"The girls have been work-
ing really hard and I think after
this win their confidence and
enthusiasm is soaring said ECU
Head Coach Curt Kraft. "The men
ran the best they have all season
and did very well running together
as a group
Briggs agreed with her
"It was our home course so
we went out there thinking we
weren't going to let anyone beat us
on our own territory Briggs said.
"The win was especially a boast
for conference which is in a
couple of weeks also held at Lake
The men's cross country
teams will travel to Furman,
S.C. to compete in the Furman
Invite on Oct. 14. The teams will
have an open weekend before host- 3
ing the Conference USA champi- &
onships at Lake Kristi on Oct. 28. f
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men s cross country team
McAlister's Deli Invitation,
placed five runners in the top-20 at
which ECU hosted at Lake Kristi.
Women's soccer ends
up winless on road trip
Freshman setter Hannah Fenker recorded four service acTJgarne?
conference games on road
Pirates tie Memphis,
lose to UAB
Sometimes trends are not a
good thing. They can be good, such
as a winning streak, or they can be
negative, as in a losing streak. In
the case ofECU'l women's soccer
team there is a third case scenario
that continued into the weekend,
tying and overtime.
The Pirates tied against Mem-
phis l-l on Friday before losing
another heartbreaker to 1-0 to
UAB in overtime. UAB scored
with under two minutes to go
in the first overtime to push the
Pirates into ninth in the 12-team
Behind a strong defensive effort
punctuated by Amber Campbell's
goalkeeping, the Pirates (5-4-2)
fought to a l-l tie through two
overtimes with a talented Mem-
phis squad. In front of a road crowd
am lead with freshman Jessica Swanson for points scored with eight.
of 421, the Pirates defense shined
to earn their first conference tie of
Goalkeeper Amber Campbell
played all 110 minutes in goal
giving up only one goal while
making 11 saves. The Pirate
defense was taken aback by the
speed of the Memphis team, as
the Tigers managed 29 shots
over the course of regulation and
overtime compared to only six by
Memphis scored when Mem-
phis' junior forward Geneil New-
bern put one past Campbell in the
31st minute. ECU responded 26
seconds later when freshman for-
ward Jessica Swanson scored on a
pass from Kami York-Keirn.
Swanson's third goal of the
season tied her with senior Tara
Shaw for the team lead in goals
and freshman Sarah Kirkley for
the team lead in points. Despite
Swanson's sun ess, KCU Head
Coach Rob Donnenwirth was
unhappy with his team's lack of
"We've played a lot of com-
binations up top, but we really
need to start producing Don-
nenwirth said. "Our defense really
hung in there, but we are really
not clicking when it comes to our
Against UAB the Pirates'
offense continued to struggle
Through regulation, the Pirates
managed only two shots against
Blazers goalkeeper Julie McFar-
lane. UAB junior Sally Palmer
headed in the lone goal off Katie
Henricks' corner kick to put ECU
to a 1-2-2 record in overtime play
For the game, UAB nabbed
nine shots while holding FCU to
just two shots. UAB juniors Jill
Porto and Jenny Meyer led the
Blazers w ith two shots each. Patty
Pierce and Amy Szilard took the
only two shots of the day for the
"Both teams looked extremely
tired. It was a tough Sunday
see SOCCER page A7
Pirates down SMU,
swept by Tulsa
ROBERT MATTHEW PARKS
ECU volleyball coach Chris
Rushing is feeling a little better
about his team after this past
weekend's road trip to Southern
Methodist and Tulsa.
"We knew we needed to get a
win said Rushing, "It was nice to
see us play strong
Rushing and his Pirates were
able to split the two games on
the trip, defeating SMU three
games to one on Friday night
before taking the trip to Tulsa in
which the Golden Hurri-
canes got the sweep, win-
ning three games to none.
Heading into Friday night's
game with SMU, the Pirates had
dropped two consecutive games
at the hands of Tulane and UTEP.
They found themselves look-
ing up at their Conference USA
opponents, having gone 0-3 in
Led by junior outside hitter
Kelly Wernerfs career-high 24
kills and 13 digs, the Pirates came
out of Dallas, Texas with their
first conference victory.
SMU fell to 10-7 for the season
and 1-3 in conference competi-
tion. The Pirates posted a similar
record at 10-8 on the year and 1-3
Hushing was impressed with his
team'sfocusin the victory over SMU.
"We stayed focused the entire
match Rushing said. "There have
been times in the past where we
played well, but lost focus
The victory Friday night also
marked ECU's first ever win over
SMU in volleyball. The all-time
record now stands tied 1-1.
The team next turned their
eyes to the north, as they would
travel up to Oklahoma to take on
the Golden Hurricanes, standing
with a record of 17-3 fbr the season
and undefeated in C-USA at 4-0.
Taking on the Golden Hur-
ricanes at home proved too much
tor the young Pirates as they were
swept aside, earning Tulsa its ninth
consecutive win of the season.
I he Pirates were able to hang
around with Tulsa for most of the
first two games of the match, with
lulsa pullmgout 30-26 and 30-23'
victories. The third game proved
i problem for the Hurricanes, as
they blew the Lady Pirates away
S0-I8, I he win marked the 14th
sweep fbr Tulsa this season.
Tulsa's Kassiana Urnau
inflicted 17 k
Pirates, her te
added 12 eacl
well in the fi
Rushing said, "
of maturity anc
team just does
ing to his tean
Seven of the 1
team are freshr
"The more i
season, we see h
us. They are a
us right now
now, Rushing pt
the Lady Pirate
on most is their
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ference in offen;
last in defense.
the offense. If w
defense up to the I
we'd win a lot
Next, the Pir
face the UAB Bla;
phis Tigers. The
will be the first i
game said Doi
team being cal
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UAB Head O
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as we were Frida'
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15 saves in 208
Her .836 save
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see VOLLEYBALL page A7
TUESDAY, OCTOBER s, 2006
THE EAST CAROLINIAN SPORTS
continued from A6
inflicted 17 kills on the Lady
Pirates, her teammates Fabiola
Nepomuceno and Germana Hilario
added 12 each in the victory.
Leading the way for ECU was
Stephanie Turner with 10 kills.
"I thought we played pretty
well in the first two games
Rushing said, "They have a level
of maturity and comfort that our
team just does not have yet
Rushing was obviously point-
ing to his team's relative youth.
Seven of the 14 players on the
team are freshman.
"The more we go through the
season, we see how young we are
Rushing said, "Tulsa flat out beat
us. They are a better team than
us right now
Taking stock ofhis team right
now, Rushing points out that what
the Lady Pirates need to improve
on most is their defense.
"We need to get better at
defense Rushing said, "We are
one of the top teams in the con-
ference in offense, but one of the
last in defense. We definitely have
the offense. If we could bring our
defense up to the level of the offense,
we'd win a lot more matches
Next, the Pirates come home to
face the UAB Blazers and the Mem-
phis Tigers. The two home games
will be the first of a pair of games
against each team this season.
"UAB is another team with
experienced, consistent foreign
players Rushing said, noting that
Tulsa also has a number of disci-
plined foreign players. "A team
that will not beat themselves. We
will have to beat them
UAB is currently 13-5 overall
and 2-2 in conference games. The
Pirates will have the job of stop-
ping UAB's sophomore outside
hitter Ivana Bozic who recorded
a double-double in the team's
recent close loss to Memphis.
Memphis also sports a win-
ning record at 16-2 overall and
3-1 in the conference. They out-
lasted UAB in a five game victory
on Sept. 29. The Tigers are led
by senior libero Christen Clayton
who recently became the school's
all-time digs leader.
Rushing knows that his team
has their work cut out for them.
"They Memphis got a lot
of wins early and seem to be
steamrolling through conference
opponents right now
The Pirates face UAB at 7
p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6 and the
Memphis Tigers at 1 p.m. on
Sunday, Oct. 8.
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Women's golf finishes 11th
at Wildcat Fall Invitational
(SID) The ECU women's
concluded its first tournament
of the 2006-07 season with an
11th place finish at the Wildcat
Fall Invitational at the Univer-
sity Club's Big Blue Course in
The Pirates (4-10-0) moved
up two spots on Sunday after card-
ing a final round score of 318 to
finish with a 54-hole score of 977.
Playing conditions were
perfect for the final round, a
welcomed change from yester-
day's miserable winds and rain.
Memphis used a final day come-
back to edge Augusta State for
the tournament team crown.
For the Pirates, freshman
Ana Maria Puche shot a final
round seven-over par to finish
tied for 33rd. Puche was 15
shots behind Mississippi State's
Amanda Mathis, who was the
top individual. After carding an
85 in the opening round,
Puche rebounded with a two-
day 155 score. The top golfer from
last season's Conference USA
championship team, Lene Krog
claimed a share of 50th place.
Freshman Abby Bools tied for
55th place, senior Jessica Hauser
tied for 58th and freshman
Kristin Billings was 75th.
Heading into the final day
of action, Louisville held a one-
stroke advantage over Memphis
and N.C. State, but the Tigers
put together an impressive 298
third round to take home the
Augusta State began the day
five shots off the lead and enjoyed
a great final round to edge
the Wolfpack for second
place. N.C. State finished in
third, while Louisville and
Birmingham Southern rounded
out the top-five.
Mississippi State's Amanda
Mathis claimed the individ-
ual crown by a single stroke
a nine-over-par 225. Mathis
earned a second place finish in
last season's tournament. She
edged Louisville's Adri-
enne White and N.C. State's
Lauren Doughtie who tied for
ECU will be back in
action Oct. 20 when they play
host to the Lady Pirate
Invitational at Bradford Creek.
Men's Golf Tied For Sixth At Joe Agee Invitational
continued from A6
game said Donnenwirth of his
team being called for 20 fouls
compared to UAB's 10. "It was
probably our worst game of the
year as far as battling for 50-50
UAB Head Coach Paul Harbin
agreed, "We weren't as successful
as we were Friday, but part of that
is due to the fact that ECU is a
very well-organized team said
Harbin. "Donnenwirth does a
great job with them, especially
ECU's defense thwarted 29
Memphis shots and eight of nine
UAB shots. Campbell recorded
15 saves in 208 minutes of play.
Her .836 save percentage in
almost 1,100 minutes of play
ranks her third in Conference
However, the offense contin-
ues to be an Achilles' heel. The
Pirates managed only eight shots
in two games. In comparison,
Memphis' Newbern had eight
individually on Friday.
With senior leader Rachel
Hils out due to injury, the team
has relied on youth instead of
experience to generate their
attack. With two freshmen lead-
ing the team in points, Donnen-
wirth is concerned with the lack
of scoring chances.
"Right now we just are not
getting enough from our for-
wards Donnenwirth said, "I
think our forwards need to start
taking some responsibility for
that Everyone just needs to
The Pirates will get the
chance to record their first con-
ference win of the season as they
return home to play Marshall at
Bunting Field at 4 p.m. on Oct.
6. Marshall is also winless in the
conference and lost 8-0 to Mem-
phis on Sunday.
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(SID) ECU junior Andre
Thorsen shot a two-under par
138 to finish tied for fourth place,
just two shots behind the leader,
after two rounds at the 2006 Joe
Agee Invitational at Stonehouse
Golf Club. Loyola College's Blake
Ferguson leads the field after 36
holes with a four-under par 136.
The Pirates are tied for sixth
place in the 18-team field with
a two round team score of 583.
Loyola leads the team competition
with a score of 564. Old Dominion
trails Loyola by a single stroke.
Princeton's John Swain and
Richmond's Jordan Utley each
finished at three-under par, while
Thorsen, Michael Mulieri of
Loyola and John Murphy of Old
Dominion are all tied for fourth
Murphy provided the low
round of the day by shooting
a six-under par 64 during the
second round of competition.
ECU senior Robin Smith was
the only other Pirate to be in the
top 30 at the end of the first two
rounds, shooting a seven-over
par 147, tied for 29th. Smith was
just one-over through the first 18
holes, but struggled in round two
carding a 6.
The Joe Agee Invitational
concludes Tuesday with one
round, teeing off the first and
tenth holes beginning at 8 a.m.
Senior Robin Smith carded a seven-over par 147 and is currently in
29th place. Andre Thorsen is four shots behind the overall leader.
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required, other hours as needed.
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customers with placing classified
ads, making change, etc. Must have
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(East 3rd Street). Bring resume.
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WANTED: student strong in English
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day. No experience necessary.
Training provided. Call (800) 965-
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DELIVER for The East Carolinian
Tues Wed. , Thurs. 7-9 a.m.
(approximate) to campus and
uptown locations. Must have clean
driving record and be dependable.
Heavy lifting required. Apply in
person only at The East Carolinian,
Self Help Building, East Third
Street, Suite 100-F.
WANTED: student strong in
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3.2 GPA, non-smoker, reliable
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Delta Zeta SPAGHETTI Dinner:
Wednesday October 4th, 5-8pm.
Tickets are $5 in advance and $6 at
the door. Enjoy a night of delicious
food, candlelight, and Italian music
at the DZ house! All proceeds go
to a Delta Zeta alumni with cancer.
Come show your support!
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