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, 2006
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VOLUME 82, ISSUE 15
www.theeastcarolinian.com
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TUESDAY OCTOBER 10, 2006
The Black Student
Union is the fastest
growing student
organization at ECU.
See what president
Patrick Dixon has to
sayPage A4
This week in Health;
Breast Cancer and
why you should be
screening for it. For
more information, turn
toPage A5
Wide receiver Bobby
Good and punter
Ryan Dougherty
congratulate each
other as ECU
dominated Virginia
31-21 on Saturday.
Find out why ECU'S
renewed running
game suddenly
worked against the
WahoosPage A7
The volleyball team
won two home
Conference USA
games against
UAB and Memphis
respectively. Read
the game recap
to see why the
Pirates are back
in the conference
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Fans pack Hendrix Theater
to see the Stanley Cup
Ben Murchison, Dennis Fryer, Nick Markowkin, Mike Markowkin and Meredith Meares pose with the Cup
Cup carries with it
history and stories
RON CLEMENTS
SENIOR WRITKR
The Stanley Cup was unveiled to
hundreds of hockey fans who filled
Hendrix Theater Monday afternoon.
The Cup, won by the Carolina
Hurricanes, was in Greenville on
the third day of a four-day state
tour to bring the oldest trophy in
North American sports to the fans.
"The team is called the Caro-
lina Hurricanes for a reason said
Kyle Hanlin, the manager of media
relations for the 'Canes. "We want
everybody in the state to feel like
part of this team. Winning the
championship and a trophy like the
Stanley Cup, we want to be able to
share that with everybody across
the state
From Raleigh, team represen-
tatives accompanied the Cup, and
its handler Mike Bolt, to Charlotte,
Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Bur-
lington and Rocky Mount before
they came to Greenville. The Cup
was at Pitt County Memorial Hos-
pital earlier in the day before leav-
ing for Goldsboro Monday night.
Today, the famous Cup will be in
Fayetteville to visit the soldiers at
Fort Bragg.
Traveling is nothing new to
Lord Stanley's Cup, originally
awarded in 1893 when the Mon-
treal Amateur Athletic Associa-
tion hockey club won the Amateur
Hockey Association of Canada.
With several NHL players
from nations not on this continent
and each winning team member
allowed an overnight visit with the
Clip, it has been all over the world
as some players take it home. Bolt,
who has been the Cup's handler for
seven years, said he has seen some
strange things.
"I've seen a couple guys take
it to the top of a mountain for a
photo op said Bolt, who is in his
11th year working for the Hockey
Hall of Fame in Toronto, where
the Cup is housed. "Guys take it on
their Harleys. Guys take it fishing,
where they put the bait right in the
bowl. It's a bowl, it's a cup and they
want to put stuff in it
From fishing bait to beer to ice
cream to cereal to lobster bisque,
the Cup has seen it all and Monday
afternoon was no different as one
couple asked if they could place
their two-month old daughter
inside the Cup for a picture.
One of Bolt's favorite stories
involves children, too.
"Marty Brodeur took it to the
movies with his kids Bolt said
of the New Jersey Devils goalie's
2000 visit with the Cup. "The
kids took the Cup in and put it in
a seat, pouied their popcorn in
the Stanley Cup and ate popcorn
out of the Stanley Cup while they
watched a movie
With all that food, or whatever
else players can think of to put
into hockey's Holy Grail, it has
to be cleaned - a task Bolt said he
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Greenville's M Lopez gets a flu vaccine at the clinic provided by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of N.C.
lu vaccination efforts
ear up during October
ECU and state health care provider
aid in this year's prevention
ELISABIZZOTTO
STAFF WRITER
season quickly approaching, health care
viders are gearing up to begin their flu vaccina-
on effort)! throughout the month of October. Blue
ross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is preparing
i offer this year's flu vaccination to its members
i of charge and ECU Student Health Services has
jun administering its flu vaccinations as well.
BSBSNC is oflfa-higfw flu shots to its members
oughout this month and into November while
upplies last. Their statewide vaccination effort
egan in Greenville on Oct. s at the Greenville
nvention Center, and will continue at regional
tinics mil over the state. ECU if tee pfoyid ing vac-
nations for students throughout the entire weekof
ct. 'i 18 ancl also by appointment. Vaccinations
; available to faculty and staff Oct. 96 and 37 and
appointments as'
While the common vaccination method is in the
l of aahot, SHS also offers it in :ie form of an intra-
I spray. Greg Morris, clinical phsrnwcbrt atSHS,
' u he believe. the metliod to fee ghtly more
than the common shot, and studies agree,
The Flumist intranasal vaccine is a nasal i
and Morris said that last year, ECU's first ye
carrying the spray, students fended tn prefer it t
the shot. For students the cost of the shot isl
and the spray is $80. Staff and faculty receive i
vaccination for free because all state employees i
covered by BCBSNC
Flu Season generally begins in the fall months,
arriving as early as October and lasting sometimes
as late at May. For this reason, most health care pro-
viders begin administering flu vaccinations within
the months of October and November. However, it
is not too late to get vaccinations in December and
the winter months.
Although shortages of the vaccination have been
occurred over the past few years, last year the SHS
has administered roughly 1,500 vaccinations. Last
year, BCBSNC administered over 163,000 shots and
expects to surpass that this year.
According to the Center for Disease Control and
Prevention, nearly 200,000 people are hospitalized each
year with the flu and 86,000 die from the flu annually.
Vaccinations are up to 90percent effective in preventing
the flu and pan prevent more serious conditions caused
by the flu such as pneumonia and dehydration.
This writer can be contacted at
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Hannah Allam spoke to students and faculty members in Mendenhall.
Award-winning reporter
shares experiences in Iraq
A story of kidnappings,
murders and hope
BENJAMIN CORMACK
STAFF WRITER
ECU's school of communi-
cation invited award-winning
reporter Hannah Allam to share
her experiences while covering
events in Iraq.
Allam, Middle East Bureau
Chief in Cairo, of McClatchy
Newspapers, spoke at Mendenhall
last Friday about life as a war
reporter, as well as living and
interacting with the people in Iraq.
Following her graduation
from the University of Oklahoma,
Allam began her coverage and
work on the Middle East follow-
ing the events of Sept. 11. As an
Egyptian-American, she felt she
could be a bridge for an entire
region with a long-standing his-
tory of neglect. She volunteered to
report in Iraq following the fall of
Saddam Hussein, during what she
called a "dangerous but optimistic
time in which the Iraqi people
themselves were "uncertain and
on edge, but optimistic
"Hannah Allam is the genuine
article said Tim Hudson, director
of the School of Communication.
"She's known for finding and
reporting stories other western
reporters can't get near. She's a
terrific role model for our journal-
ism students, but also someone
who can offer excellent perspective
to all of the rest of us about what's
going on in the Middle East
Hudson knows Allam from
when he taught journalism at
the University of Oklahoma. Bill
. Loving, media law professor, also
knew Allam from when he taught
at the University of Oklahoma.
Allam told stories of her expe-
riences where she, her friends and
colleagues faced violence from
both sides of the conflict.
Allam spoke of her friend
Ban, a colleague, reporter and
translator. While Allam and Ban
were in Egypt, Ban's family was
killed, except for her infant son,
by a group seeking to kill her
and her husband for their work
with Americans. The individuals,
discovering they had killed Ban's
mother-in-law instead of her,
issued another death threat to her.
Allam called in several favors and
managed to accomplish a plan she
described as being straight out of
a Tom Clancy novel. She was able
to get Ban and the baby out of Iraq
and into the United States under
Political Asylum.
Allam told another story
in which she and several other
reporters were kidnapped
by a group of renegade policemen
who felt they were not receiv-
ing fair press coverage. She said
she had a rifle pointed at her
stomach, and was held at gunpoint
for the press conference. During
that time, she felt relief when she
read word of their kidnapping as
it scrolled across the bottom of a
nearby television screen.
Finally, Allam spoke of the
tragic death of another friend, a
doctor who volunteered his time
as a translator and helped with
reporting, as well as offered his
medical expertise at times. While
trying to get gas so he could drive
his daughter to the pool, he got
too close to a military checkpoint
and was shot by a U.S. military
sniper. She spent extra time in Iraq
consoling her friend's widow and
working with the investigation
about the doctor's death.
"She has accomplished a lot by
a young age Hudson said, "being
a Bureau Chief for the Middle
East and the people that work
for her are seasoned Middle East
reporters, are seasoned war cor-
respondents, are seasoned political
correspondents and so forth
In describing the challenges
of being a reporter in Iraq,
Allam called it an "ethical mine-
field While she was taught to
never lie about who you are, it
could have meant death depend-
ing on where she was and who
she talked to. Many told her
that you can't tell people you are
American. People went as far as
dying their hair, and saying they
were from other countries to do
this. That's why she considered
her dual citizenship, being Egyp-
tian and American, a benefit to
her work.
see IRAQ page A2
Fires set in bathrooms
of Joyner East, Brewster
Investigators think the
fires were intentionally
set
ADELINE TRENTO
STAFF WRITER
Two fires were started on
campus last Friday afternoon
in the school of communication
building and the Brewster build-
ing. The fires, which officials
believe were started on purpose,
occurred in bathrooms of both
Joyner East and Brewster.
"The fires were definitely
started on purpose said Gary
Coggins, senior fire codes official.
"There is no way it was an
accident
Captain Lennie Waters of the
Greenville Fire Department said
the fire in Brewster occurred in
the men's bathroom on the first
floor cf the D wing. The fire was
started when someone lit a gar-
bage can full of paper towels on
fire. Officials believe it was pur-
poseful because burnt paper towels
were left in the sink, showing
investigators that someone added
more paper towels to the fire to
give it fuel. The fire in Joyner East
also occurred in a garbage can in
one of the bathrooms.
The Greenville Fire Depart-
ment responded to the call from
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TUESDAY OCTOBER 10,2006 PAGE A2
Announcements
ECULoessin Playhouse Presents:
Chicago
Oct. 5 - 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.
Technology Jobs Available
Oct. 2 - 23
Location: Allied Health and
Nursing Building
The SMART Classroom support
team within the Information
Technology and Computing Ser-
vices department (ecu.eduitcs)
is looking for student employees
who can work mornings, begin-
ning at 8 a.m in the new Allied
Health and Nursing building
on ECU's West Campus. If you
can work morning hours and
are interested, please contact
Tom Irons, Jr. at ironsthmail.
ecu.edu. Classroom technol-
ogy experience is not required;
we will train enthusiastic hard
working students.
Campus Dining Survey
Opportunity to Win an Apple
iPod nano or iTunes Gift
Card
Oct. 5 - 20
Location: ecu.edudining
We are conducting a survey to
better understand your campus
lifestyle and preferences. By
sharing your thoughts, we will
gain valuable insight to help
improve your overall campus
dining experience. This online
survey will take 10 to 12 min-
utes and your responses are
confidential. Each participant
in the survey will have the
opportunity to enter to win an
Apple iPod nano or iTunes
Gift Card. Click on this link to
begin the survey: Ocolleged
iningsurvey.comecu or ecu.
edudining.
Grab a bit of Homecoming!
Thursday, Oct. 12
From 6 - 8 p.m. at both Campus
Dinning Halls
Want a piece of Homecoming
2006 before any one else? Stop
by a campus dinning hall during
"Steak and Shrimp Night" to
grab a goodie!
Hedda Gabler
Nov. 16 to 21
Employing methods that vir-
tually defined the modern
psychological drama, this mas-
terpiece 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.
Volunteer
Opportunities
Friday, Oct. 13
American Red Cross Blood
Drive
9 a.m. - 3 p.m Mendenhall
Student Center
Give the gift of life to three
people; give blood or assist with
registration or canteen.
Contact Kasey Shue at 758-
1140 ext. 30
Friday, Oct. 20
Water Day Science Experiment
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (two shifts),
Wintergreen Primary School
Volunteers needed to help
monitor eighth grade students
as they walk to and from school
and during project as well as
assist with lunch.
Two shifts 9 a.m. -12 p.m. and
12:30 - 3:15 p.m. There will be
a guest speaker and naturalist
from the N.C. Department of
Natural Resources. Contact
Dr. Carol Brown at 328-1624
or browncarecu.edu.
Monday, Oct. 23
Special Olympics - Basketball
4:30-6:30 p.m TBA
Assistant coaches needed to
help with basketball coaches.
Contact Deirtra Crandol at 329-
4541 ordcrandolgreenvillenc.
gov.
Special Populations Costume
Party
5 - 9 p.m CM Eppes Caf-
eteria
Volunteers needed to set-
upclean-up and assist with
dance activities. Contact Deir-
tra Crandol at 329-4541 or
dcrandolOgreenvillenc.gov.
Campus & Community
10 Tue 11 Wed 12 Thu 13 Fri
14 Sat 15 Sun 16
Mon
'ACHIEVE: Becoming
Active Members of a
Global Community
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some other country? You
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around the world without
leaving ECU!
Free Introductory Japa-
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No knowledge about
the calligraphy or the
language is required. All
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3321 Bate Building
1 p.m.
"Effective Communica-
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A guest speaker will
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3:30 p.m.
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NEWS BRIEFS
State's 2006 ATV death toll
rises to a record 49
(AP)A North Carolina man
was killed in an all-terrain vehicle
accident, bringing the state's
ATVrelated death toll to a
record 49 for 2006.
Bobby Kemp Edwards, 57, of
Goldsboro, N.C, was attempting
to climb a steep embankment
in rural Mingo County when
his ATV flipped, pinning him.
Edwards was pronounced dead
at the scene, said State Police in
Gilbert.
It wasn't immediately known
what day the accident occurred. No
one was in the Gilbert detachment
on Saturday.
State lawmakers are review-
ing West Virginia's ATV law this
year for possible modifications.
They agreed to the review after a
record 40 people died last year in
ATVrelated accidents.
All residents evacuated to
avoid chemical fire allowed to
return
(AP)Residents trickled back
into town Saturday, voicing relief
after a fire at a hazardous materials
storage plant forced them to flee their
homes for two nights but caused no
serious injuries or damage.
A few roadblocks remained
near the stillsmoldering rubble
of the EQ Industrial Services plant,
but the burning smell and poten-
tially toxic clouds of fumes were
gone. Still, some residents heeded
advice of environmental officials.
Officials said 44 people went
to emergency rooms, most com-
plaining of breathing problems,
but nearly all had been released
by midday Friday.
"It could have been much
worse Radford, the town man-
ager, said.
He also said the incident has
taught people to be more aware of
what's in their neighborhoods.
"It's amazing sometimes how
misinformed we are he said.
Irwin Family Fume Over
Unofficial Web site
(KMTR)Furious family
and friends of late conservationist
Steve Irwin have launched a sting-
ing attack on an Australian man for
snapping up his daughter's domain
name to allegedly profit from the
Crocodile Hunter's death.
Wayne Smith, a former vol-
unteer at Irwin's Australia Zoo,
bought bindiirwin.com on the
pretext of dedicating the site to the
grieving eight year old.
But Smith retorts, "The main
reason I purchased it was to keep
it out of the hands of advertising
agencies.
"I'm also a wildlife enthusiast who
once worked at Australia Zoo as a
volunteer with the Crocodile Team
Smith has been forced to sign
over ownership of the domain
name to the Irwin family.
Steve Irwin was killed by a
stingray barb last month while he
swam off the Great Barrier Reef
in Australia.
Drunken Bear Released
After Sleep-Off
(KMTR)Wildlife officials
used a tranquilizer dart to bring
down a bear stumbling drunk
through Lyons, Colo as children
set off for school.
Around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday,
a woman watering her backyard
said she was startled by the female
bear, estimated to be about 4 years
old, KCNCTV, Denver reported
Wednesday.
Deputies responded quickly,
as many children would soon be
on the streets headed for Lyons
Elementary School, the television
station said. Those already at the
school were herded into the gym-
nasium as a precaution.
The deputies fired a beanbag
projectile at the bear in hopes it
would set off on its own but it kept
meandering near the school. State
Division of Wildlife officers shot
the bear with a tranquilizer dart.
They said the bear had most
likely been eating rotting apples
in preparation for winter hiber-
nation, which made it drunk, the
report said.
The bear was tagged for its
first offense and Wednesday was
taken to a higher elevation for
release, officials told KCNC.
IRAQ
continued from Al
Bosnian war refugee, Pace Rosic, recreates Michelangelo's art in a soon-to-be restaurant owned by his parents.
Spray paint artist replicates
the Sistine Chapel ceiling
What people found most
insightful about Allam's
presentation was her sense of
objectivity, her open-minded-
ness on both perspectives and
her willingness and enthusiasm
about reporting the truth from
both sides.
"You just learn very quickly
that in all these conflicts
there are no angels Allam stated.
"That each side can commit trans-
gressions and there is no such
thing as a clean conflict, really.
Once you tell that, you just look
for the little scraps of humanity
in a story. To me, no body else
will write about these people
so I'm going to write about them
in loving detail. I just want to
present the most complete, human
picture possible and give their
deaths justice, whether it's an
American death, an Iraqi death,
an Iranian death. Then I feel that
I've done my job by just showing
the universal suffering that this
can cause
Allam's final message to the
students of ECU and the genera-
tion they represent was one of open-
mindedness and world awareness.
"I don't think geography
should limit your knowledge of
the world and awareness of the
world. Especially on a campus
where you have three good news-
papers available free of charge to
you everyday
This writer can be contacted at
news@eastcarolinian.com.
(MCT) Paco is down to his
last prophet
He stands on a 6 foot scaffold
surveying the image of Joel, and
the few unpainted blotches left
on a 2,511 square foot ceiling. He
pulls a paint-spray respirator over
his goatee and shakes an aerosol
can, the metal ball inside rattling
noisily. He leans back and begins
to spray brown paint in quick
strokes of his left hand on the
plaster ceiling.
The details emerge on a pair
of cherubs supporting a decorative
column beside Joel. They are the
last nourishes of a massive under-
taking: A hall-scale replica of the
Sistine Chapel ceiling, one of art
history's most remarkable feats.
And here it is in downtown
Waterloo, a heck of a long way
from Rome. The river here is not
Tiber, but the Cedar. The artist is
not Michelangelo, but Paco Rosic,
27, a refugee of the Bosnian war.
The medium this time is spray
paint. But the likeness to the
Renaissance original is striking,
and unmistakable.
Rosic began the painting in
July in a historic building that his
family is converting to a restaurant
and gallery. After studying photos
of Michelangelo's work so long
that it showed up in his dreams,
Rosic laid down a foundation of
almond-colored spray paint and
tried not to think what he was
getting himself into.
"If you think too much, you're
going to kill your head Rosic said.
"I just started doing it. Then, every
once in a while, I would stop and look
and think, 'Oh wow I would freak
out a little. "What am I doing?
All summer, curious onlookers
stopped by as Rosic put in 10 to 15
hour days spray painting the ceil-
ing amidst the noisy hammers and
drills of construction work.
At first Rosic lay on his back
to spray the ceiling, but the extra
scaffolding scratched the floor, so
he switched to standing up and
bending backward. He stopped
counting after he went through
2,000 cans of Krylon paint and
spent more than $6,000 of his
savings.
And in the next few weeks,
he will finish it: nine Genesis
stories, seven prophets and five
sybils spread over 81 feet by 31
feet, almost the square footage of
a tennis court.
"This is what I live for Rosic
explains simply. "Just to paint.
Nothing else
The young artist's work, and
the scale, is impressive, said illus-
trator Gary Kelley, who lives in
nearby Cedar Falls and has been
published in the New Yorker, Time
and Rolling Stone.
Five reasons that students should care
about world events and the Middle East:
According to Hannah Allam,
1. Instability in the Middle East means instability in some of the largest
oil producers in the world.
2. Casualty figures: 2,700 U.S. soldiers killed. 28,000 wounded
soldiers who have to be integrated into our society. Many of them are
young adults.
3. Security Threat: Be aware of our image in the world.
4. The security threat posed when large parts of the world are against
our country.
4. Your liberties at home: How much they can be eroded in fighting a
war on terror, and what the pay-off is.
5. Helps you become a global citizen: Be aware and engaged in the
world around you. Be a better-rounded person.
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that Forced them through that
painful judging process That
could be the case if U.S. Educa-
tion Secretary Margaret Spell-
ings gets her way.
In a much-anticipated speech
at the National Press Club in
Washington last week. Spellings
highlighted a five-point plan to
put a fire under the American
higher education establishment to
start a process of what she called
"long-overdue reform" to ensure
American colleges don't lose their
global competitive edge.
One of the more controversial
aspects of Spellings' broad plan
is to make public universities
measure the value they add for
students by having standard-
ized testing. The idea is to give
consumers, parents, prospective
students and the taxpayers who
pay for these schools, a better
and more reliable measure of
their perfbnnance than the highly
suspect rankings that exist cur-
rently, such as those produced by
U.S. News & World
Good idea, but with a catch.
Schools are so different that it
would be hard to make compari-
sons. I've always thought that when
you get right down to it. commu-
nity colleges, the often forgotten
sector of the academic world,
arguably boost their students'
academic prowess more than elite
schools like Harvard and Yale.
Consider: The elites have a rigor-
ous process to weed out all appli-
cants except those who already
show great academic proficiency.
It makes you wonder when
you hear what some college
presidents say on the subject.
At one hearing earlier this year
hosted by the 19 member panel
established by Spellings to come
up with her reform proposal,
Tufts University president Larry
Bacow had this to say, according
to the online publication Inside
Higher Kd: "Our costs are com-
pletely beyond our control Talk
about passing the buck on how
you spend the bucks.
Many elite schools also talk
a lot about the need tor a diverse
student body - and yet when it
comes to economic diversity, they
fail miserably. Look at the number
of enrolled students at these elites
who come from families with
incomes low enough to qualify for
federal Pell Grants. The percent-
ages are often in the single digits.
That's unconscionable.
CUP
continued from Al
surprisingly doesn't mind.
"I didn't like doing dishes
as a kid, but 1 have no problem
washing a dish now Bolt said.
"It's probably one of the most
prestigious dishes. I'm a profes-
sional dishwasher also, it goes
along with the Cup Keeper
The Cup, which the Hurri-
canes claimed in June, symbol-
izes the first championship in the
franchise's history and the first
championship ever for any profes-
sional North Carolina team.
Britt Johnson, the backup long
snapper tor the ECU football team,
said he, along with teammates
Kort Shankweiler and Thomas
Wingenbach, attended Game two
of the Stanley Cup Finals in June
and he was enthused about seeing
the Cup firsthand.
"I've always watched the Hur-
ricane, but last year we were able to
get to some games and we just really
caught on said Johnson, a senior
physical education major. "That
just really made it a big time experi-
ence to be able to see them win it
Other fans turned out for
what Andy Olson of Washing-
ton called "a once-in-a-lifetime
opportunity
"I brought my kids and my
wife, she's the real hockey fan
said Olson, an IT network man-
ager. "She's the one who can tell
you the stats
The KCU hockey team, which
beat William & Mary Friday
night, 13-2, to drop the puck on
its second-ever season came out
for what the coaches called an
important event
"This is a huge thing. It should
make "hockey alol more popular
said assistant ECU coach Todd
Carter. "With the exposure of the
Hurricanes winning the Stanley
Cup, which was a huge thing for
the state of North Carolina, it
should be awesome for us. We
should carry off on that big time
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by Bolt onto the Hendrix Theater
stage. While it was a "once-in-
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cance to him
"We're both Canadians
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So greater accountability,
whether through testing or more
information for parents when
selecting a school, would be a
welcome improvement, and help
make sure money is spent wisely.
During her speech, Spellings
briefly touched on the need to
address student aid, saying that
Congress "must increase need-
based aid but didn't raise the
specific Pell Grant proposal,
disappointing many.
Massachusetts Sen. Edward
Kennedy was most vocal on this
point after Spellings' speech,
saying she should push the presi-
dent to immediately raise the
maximum Fell Grant amount.
Kennedy, the top Democrat
on the Senate's education commit-
tee, put it this way: "That system
squanders billions each year to
provide corporate welfare to big
lenders, rather than serving the
best interests of our students
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hall and extinguished it. We
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smoke out of the building
Both fires were put out before
any major damages to the build-
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"The police responded fast
and got the garbage can out of
there, so no damage was caused
to the building said Waters.
"There was not even any damage
from the smoke
Officials think both fires may
have been started by the same
person because there are many
similarities in the way they were
started. Although police have
talked to many witnesses, they
do not know who is responsible
for the fires yet.
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TUESDAY OCTOBER 10,2006 PAGE A4
inion
Home of the Pirate Rants
Wei come to
retail hell
SARAH CAMPBELL
ASSISTANT FEATURES EDITOR
The cooler temperatures and shorter days
signify the beginning of a season that brings
joy to almost everyone, except me. The fact that
Christmas is just a few short months away not
only makes me cringe, it makes me want to crawl
in a hole and camp out until the madness is over.
You may be wondering why Christmas is such a
touchy subject for me well, here's my explanation:
1 work in retail.
Anyone that has .ever worked in retail during
the holiday season knows on a first hand basis
just how much hell is endured. After getting home
from a 9 or 10 hour shift you feel not only physi-
cally exhausted, but emotionally drained as well.
Sometimes I can't even talk to another human
being after work for fear that I will take out my
pent up frustrations from the day on them.
Customers are the root to almost every prob-
lem. First of all they think or rather know that
everything is your fault. If we are out of a product
it must be my fault because I obviously do the
ordering for the entire store or if an item rings
up the wrong price I must be conspiring against
them in some kind of plot to scam every customer
out of IS cents.
Next, they are inconsiderate beyond belief.
Customers next consider the fact that you just
spend SO minutes straightening a rack of cloth-
ing, they just come along push the clothes to the
side and knock half the rack on the floor right in
front of your very eyes. Sometimes it's all I can
do to keep myself from bringing a stun gun to
work and taking every opportunity to shock the
unsuspecting jerks.
Do me a favor the next you are wondering what
a certain product looks like outside of the package,
look on the box. Yeah believe it or not there is a
picture of almost every product on the box, there-
fore you don't have to open it to find out what's
inside because you already know. When customers
open boxes and leave them that ends up putting
hours more work per week on the store employees.
However, the thing that frightens me the most
is the fact that the population of rude inconsiderate
people is rapidly expanding. Rather than teaching
their children manner, parents are allowing their
kids to act just as obscenely as they do. Parents
love to mumble phrases similar to "they get paid
to do that while motioning their children to con-
tinue walking after knocking something down.
Here's a newsflash to everyone, yes to do get
paid to pick clothes up off the floor, be at the
beckon call of ungrateful customers and generally
straighten up the messes that other people spend
as much time possible making, but the $6.50 per
hour is nowhere near enough.
Maybe the next time you're a cruising through
a store and knocking things off the rack, tearing
up tables full of neatly folded shirts and treating
the employees like second class citizens remember
that someone does has to clean up your mess and
that someone is me.
Longer library hours
more convenient
Studyingdoesn'tonlyoccurbefore2a.m.
STACY DAIL
OPINION WRITER
Being a full time college student, taking over 15
hours worth of classes, having massive amounts of
homework, mixed in with two jobs and somewhat
of a social life, sleep isn't something I get a lot of.
Like the typical college student, I must admit that I
l( put off study ing for a big exam as long as possible, but
when the dreaded day arrives, my night before is filled
with endless hours of cramming and nonstop studying.
Since I am easily distracted, studying at my house
iin't something that I'm good at. So like many other
KCU students, I flock to Joyner Library, hoping that
the atmosphere will bring some sort of motivation
to study hard.
Eleven o'clock, midnight and finally one and two
in the morning roll around. I'm still not finished
studying, not even close for that matter, but I'm sud-
denly told to leave because the library is about to close.
Given that this is a college library, where students
are accustomed to staying up all night, shouldn't our
library go along with the daily routines of so many of
our students? Why close at 2 a.m even though many
students need to stay in that library setting so that
their test the next day won't be a complete failure?
In addition1 would like to point out that the clubs
downtown also close at 2 a.m and some students may
want to come into the library after they get back from
a night of fun. Sure it's probably not a common thing,
but I personally enjoy having a few hours of stress
free fun and then hitting the books afterwards. This
isn't possible when the library closes about the time
I get back, and it just leaves me with a computer and
a bunch of people to distract me from studying.
So, why not make the library open all night
during the week, and keep the same hours on the
weekends? I understand that there aren't tons of
students who go to the library at 3 a.m but wouldn't
adding more convenience to the lives of those who
do, be a good thing?
There wouldn't have to be 50 librarians walk-
ing around to assist us in our every need, because
chances are that if a student is making the library
their home that late at night, then they are quite
familiar with Joyner Library and what it has to offer.
KCU, especially the students, are constantly talk-
ing about how they are tired of being known as just a
"party school and would like to be recognized as a
g(Kd college, not just a safety school where people go
just because they couldn't get in anywhere else.
So, changing the library hours, making it open to
students around the clock, would be adding one more
privilege that prestigious schools such as N.C. State
and Duke already have. Sure, it's a small step, but it
shows that ECU is serious about helping their stu-
dents succeed, which is in fact, what we are here to do.
Closing the library at 2 a.m even though I have
two more chapters to study isn't going to make me
or the university look good, so why not make this
little change to ensure that everyone looks and feels
successful and intelligent?
PIRATE RANTS
Hey roommate how many times do
we have to throw your books at your
door before you start keeping them
in your room? And stop going on
Facebook 19 hours a day, it's a real
problem man.
Why do goats get milked?
If it weren't for Pirate Rants, TEC
would just be fish wrap.
Does anyone else love "Two-A-Days?"
I think Max is absolutely adorable
and if he wasn't jailbait, I'd so date
him! Go Hoover!
Go Duke Lacrosse!
Why do you only gam weight inyour face?
You know how two negatives make
a positive? Does it work the same
for ugly people? Like could two ugly
people make one cute baby?
Ladies, if you want to compliment me,
tell me my hair looks magnificent.
Because it does.
Turning off the buses to save gas
would be a great idea if they ran
on gas. It's called diesel. What was
that about common sense?
I don't know if incorrect grammar is a
hallmark of all fraternity and sorority
members, but the past pluperfect
of write is "had written not "had
wrote I also saw in the last rants
several ridiculous spelling errors that
were not typos, "loose" instead of
"lose" for example. Remind us why
you fratters pay your tuition.
Wright Fountain. And that's all I
gotta say. Isn't it sweet that our
administration's digressed to such
simplicity, whereat the Wright
Fountain becomes its own punch
line?
It's good o see that I am not the only
one who arrives to class 25 minutes
early. Thanks OCD's!
If beauty were a minute, you would
be an hour.
Wow. Some girls are so naive. If
only she knew what her "boyfriend"
was doing with me this summer
while she was back home if
she knew what he is still trying to
do. Few words of advice honey:
Once a cheater, always a cheater.
I think homosexuality is wrong and
disgusting. Except for lesbians,
they're cool.
Why do cops wear pants when its
hot outside?
I loved your article on Greensboro.
I truly believe that the 'boro is the
greatest city in North Carolina.
I just want to swim through a pool
of grapes!
My parents spanked me as a child,
punished me in high school and now
being able to do what I want to in college,
I have complete respect for them.
Next time I see a kid wearing a tie to
a football game I'm going to choke
him with it.
Yes, it's a very bad thing that you
haven't been to class yet. Apparently,
you need to develop a sense of
responsibility and stop wasting your
parents' money on tuition, books and
partying. Otherwise, I understand
that Hardees has several dead-end
positions open for line cooks and
counter servers. Grow up and stop
acting like you're 15!
A friend recently told me that ECU
became the Pirates because pirates
once stopped here along long time ago
in search for alcohol. I do not think
this its true but it seems fitting!
I hate my job. I cannot wait for December
when I graduate and I can quit.
I don't know why, but away messages
make me feel the need to put my entire
life up for the whole world to see.
The switchover from breakfast to
lunch happens at 10:30. Just wanted
to make sure the ladies in Mendenhall
know that. If people show up at
10:20, we should be able to get
breakfast!
Way to go football team.
Joseph Scheidler is an idiot! How
can banning birth control prevent
abortion? As Charley Brown would
say: Aaarrrggh! I think his logic is
a little skewed, but thank you Stacy
Dail for your article. This is becoming
a very big issue and women need to
stand up for their rights.
I absolutely hate when I spend forever
straightening my hair only to go
outside and have it look disgusting
in 30 seconds.
My advice to everyone: Do not sit in
a window seat on the bus when its
raining out. The seat is always wet
and squishy.
I can have nonsense conversations
with people in classes or pretty much
anyone else in the world, but I can't
have an even slightly meaningful or
real conversation with my closest
friends. What's wrong with me?
Some advisors are not helpful at all.
Just because you are a new pledge
in the same fraternity that my ex-
boyfriend is in does not mean that
you can't be interested in me when
you want to be. So please call me like
you said you would.
If you think he's lying, go with your
gut instinct.
I don't like it when people put
pictures up online and don't turn
them the right way.
To the football team, you all
have converted me into a Pirate
fan, and though I still like Duke
basketball, you all are my 1
college football team. Go Pirates!
You and your boyfriend annoy me,
nobody likes either of you together
as a couple.
How do you tell someone that you
love everything about them but it's
just not there?
Take a hint!
Don't tell me you quit smoking when
you obviously haven't.
I wish that I could compliment my
statistic teacher's haircut without her
thinking I am trying to be a teacher's pet.
Why do some girls put so much pressure
on marriage? It's a little bit scary ladies.
Why is it that ECU computers always
take so long to load my "personal
settings?" Mine look an awful lot like
everyone else's.
How about not doing Sudoku in
the front row of my class anymore?
Why is it ECU closes the library and
computer lab early on weekends?
Working and going to school on
weekdays means studying on
weekends. Why encourage last
minute studying, when we can give
students plenty of time to study on
the weekend!
Just because you like gay men doesn't
. mean you're weird it just means
you're probably gay too.
To the people that think Greeks run
SGA please feel free to sit in on an
SGA meeting every Monday at five in
the Mendenhall Social room. You will
find that there is representation from
all different types of people. Plus, if
you don't like it, don't forget that you
have a chance to be screened on to
join the SGA senate and have your
voice heard.
I saw some high school kids checking
out the campus the other day and
they were with their parents and
they all picked up an East Carolinian
newspaper They are going to think
terrible things of our school because
of your Pirate Rants.
Get off Facebook. It is evil.
Why is it that when you decide to pull
a late or all-nighter, no one's open to
give you coffee at 2 a.m.?
Mexican night was amazing at West
End. ECU you have outdone yourself!
It was possibly the best event the
University has had better than
Pirate Palooza or Barefoot!
Downtown Discrimination
When will Pirates care
enough to take a stand?
JUSTIN SUMMERS
OPINION WRITER
It is rather unfortunate that in
a college town such as Greenville
there is so much apathy towards
racism and discrimination in
area bars and clubs. Like many
other ECU students, I was down-
town last Friday night, where
I experienced first hand the
discriminating techniques of
club owners and bouncers use
to filter "undesirable guests
I have heard and read about
the discrimination in Greenville
bars and clubs numerous times,
but as a white civilian student,
I had never experienced it first
hand, until this past Friday
night.
Around midnight, my brother
and I, along with one of his
friends from the Coast Guard,
were trying to enter the Element
on Cotanche Street. I had warned
my brother and his shipmate that
area bars often don't let enlisted
men in based on the idea they
are too rowdy, and advised them
not to use their military ID's.
Ignoring me, my brother's friend
showed the doorman his military
II) and was immediately shut
down. The bouncer said he could
not enter because he did not have
a student ID.
Then, I had watched ten
or twenty people enter with-
out showing their Onecards
and barked this at the bouncer.
Next, things heated up between
the doorman and us and before
I knew it, my brother and his
friend were pushed out of the
bar and onto their backs on the
sidewalk.
I felt ashamed and embar-
rassed that the first time my
brother visits me in Greenville;
he ends up on his ass in front of a
crowd of people. My brother, also
feeling embarrassed, approached
one of the 1,500 police officers
fighting crime in the street and
told him what happened. Of
course, the cops who were aware
of the policy, and help to enforce it,
told my brother he was out of luck.
The policy in Greenville is
that bars and clubs are private
and must require memberships
as well as dress codes to limit
the clientele. However, as few
people know, they use this free-
dom to filter their customers in
a biased fashion. No white tees or
Timberlands is a recurring motto
downtown and is always strictly
enforced. Backwards hats and
urban apparel will not up your
chances of getting in either.
I spoke with a group of His-
panic guys outside of another
club who said the only bar they
could get into was Scores, and in
most clubs it is rare to see groups
of black students. Most marines
and armed service members will
tell you about the discrimination
against them. Why then if the
probiem is so openly biased, does
no one care at ECU?
We are students of higher
learning who should oppose dis-
crimination of any kind and be
active in addressing the problem.
In a town with a large African
American population and a grow-
ing Latino community, we need
to address racial and non-racial
discrimination. North Carolina
is home to many military bases
and has a huge number of soldiers
that are fighting and dying in
Iraq and Afghanistan. Why deny
entry into local bars and clubs
to the people who pay local and
state taxes and not to mention die
for our country?
We pirates are the ones who
keep theses bars open and in
business, until all pirates and
non-pirates black, blue and cam-
ouflage can get drunk together,
why continue to fill the pockets
of biased club owners?
Learning takes
a backseat
Unclear professors make things difficult
RYAN COBEY
OPINION WRITER
We all tend to remember the first day
of a new semester. There is always that
sense of mystery about a professor you've
never had before. Sometimes we get lucky
and our new instructor, by some miracle,
intrigues us and makes class interest-
ing. But there is always that one profes-
sor that no matter how hard you try, you
cannot and will not ever understand.
Perhaps it is the monotone voice that
always seems to force your eyes shut, or the
accent of an instructor of a different nation-
ality. And as you sit at your desk, attempting
to comprehend the reading of your syllabus,
you begin to wonder if the class will get
better once the teaching actually starts.
We are now halfway through the semes-
ter, and I think it is quite safe to say that
no, it probably hasn't. In fact, it has most
likely gotten worse.
Many of us have had this problem, and
if you haven't I can almost guarantee that
you will encounter such a professor in your
time at ECU. We commonly associate our
foreign language and physics professors with
these attributes, but you may be surprised
to find out that there are instructors in
other departments such as communication
and business that fit the same description.
I've given up on listening entirely in some
of my classes, and while playing with a bent
paperclip one day I thought to myself, how
do professors who seemingly have hardly
any educational experience get hired at a
prominent degree granting institution such
as ECU?
It is a fact that our campus is home to
many professors who have researched and
reported on very important topics in our
society. However, the job of a professor
should not only be to research their particu-
lar field of study. In fact, it should first and
foremost be to educate the student body.
I'm sure this is quite common at other
schools as well. I transferred from Appala-
chian State and I distinctly remember being
unable to understand both of my economics
professors. One was Swedish and the other
was German, and yes, they were teaching
American Economics.
Diversity in the job market is always a
very controversial topic, and I agree full
heartedly that we should not discriminate
when hiring. However, I believe someone
who can effectively balance educating and
researching in a way that benefits us, as
paying students, should fill a position as
important as a professor's. After all, we as
full-time students are spending up to $2,500
a semester to obtain a quality education, and
if half of our classes are taught by profes-
sors who can't pronounce half of the words
in the English language we obviously aren't
getting our money's worth.
I've found that going to class is the
best way to keep your grades up, but in
some of my classes, I feel like I'm going
just to sign my name on the attendance
sheet. It is amazing what you can do with
a paperclip, a stapler and an hour to kill.
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TUESDAY OCTOBER 10, 2006 PAGE A5
Campus Scene
Horoscopes:
Aries
All sorts of information is going
around. Some is true and some
isn't. Don't base your actions on
what you hear, make sure you
have the facts.
Taurus
You do the best you can, and
others are impressed. Skill and
talent are required, but so are
caution and practice. Don't make
a silly mistake.
Gemini
You're ready to start again but
you still need to be careful.
Listen to your competition, your
adversaries and your partner.
Oh, and your conscience, too.
Cancer
Undoubtedly, there's at least
one genius in your group. Don't
assume that everything he or
she suggests will work, however.
Check it out.
Leo
You may be surprised to find
out what the people really want.
It's good to know, even if you
decide that's not what you're
going to do.
Virgo
People are telling you what they
want. Figure out how to provide
it. Let your imagination run wild,
and you'll be well rewarded.
Libra
Allow yourself to make big plans,
but don't begin them yet. Give
yourself time to figure out what
will work and what probably
won't.
Scorpio
The game is to see how much
you can get without spending
your savings. You get extra points
if you end up with a profit.
Sagittarius
Conditions are unstable for a
while, so pay attention. Use
experts and other associates to
help, to minimize frustration.
Capricorn
There's lots of work, but there
are also lots of changes. Keep
communicating, and keep
making corrections.
Aquarius
You're especially attractive now,
and interesting, too. Discuss
your vision for the future with
somebody you admire.
Pisces
There will be squabbling, not
your favorite environment in
which to work. Maintain your
calm. Don't let the little turkeys
drag you down. This too shall
pass as long as you don't do
anything that you will regret.
Campus and
Community Events:
Tuesday: Oct. 10
Introductory Japanese
Calligraphy Class
Bate 3321 at 1 p.m.
Wednesday: Oct. 11
Effective Communication
Mendenhall Room. 15 at 3
p.m.
Russian Film Series: Passions
Bate 2011 at 6:30 p.m.
Friday: Oct. 13
Freeboot Friday
Uptown Greenville 5 - 8 p.m.
ECU Chorals Scholars Concert
St. Paul's Church at 8 p.m.
Fun Facts:
It is a common practice
in southern India for a man to
marry his elder sister's daughter.
Americans collectively eat one
hundred pounds of chocolate
every second.
Three consecutive strikes in
bowling is called a turkey.
76 percent of Americans
celebrate New Year's Eve in
groups of less than 20.
80 percent of Publishers'
Clearing House $10 million
winners did not purchase any
magazine subscriptions.
10 percent of people switch price
tags in the store to pay less for
an item.
Kleenex tissues were originally
used as filters in gas masks.
The world's youngest parents
were eight and nine and lived in
China in 1910.
Early detection key in fighting cancer
This week's health
information is vital to
your health
LIZ FULTON
SENIOR WRITER
October is National Breast
Cancer Awareness month, and
it is a time to remind all women
about what they need to do to
stay healthy. The purpose of this
month is to educate women about
early breast cancer detection,
diagnosis and treatment. Regard-
less of whether you are 18 or 45,
knowing what the signs of breast
cancer are and how to check for
them is necessary for saving your
life, or someone else's.
According to WebMD.com,
self breast exams should be done
by women once a month begin-
ning at the age of 20. One week
after your period, conduct a self
exam by first looking at them
in the mirror to see if you notice
any lumps or abnormalities. Next,
use the pads of your fingers and
press firmly on your breasts and
armpit areas to feel for anything
strange. Check them the same
way every month and call your
doctor immediately if anything
causes alarm.
Researchers have also found
that active women are 20 percent
less likely to get breast cancer
than those who do not regularly
exercise an hour and a half a week.
Unfortunately, this is not always
the case if a woman's mother,
sister or daughter has already been
diagnosed, for they would have to
exercise an excess of three hours
or more a week.
The risk of breast cancer
increases with age and it is uncom-
mon for anyone under 35 to be
diagnosed. However, studies are
beginning to find that alcohol
consumption may affect a wom-
an's risk for breast cancer. The
National Institute on Alcohol
Abuse and Alcoholism concluded
that "Chronic alcohol consumption
has been associated with a small
(averaging 10 percent)increase in
a woman's risk of breast cancer
According to these studies,
the risk appears to increase as the
quantity and duration of alcohol
consumption increases. Other
studies have also found similar
results, but they have been too
inconsistent to say how much
alcohol is too much.
Studies have also shown that
women who gain at least 22 pounds
after menopause are 18 percent
more likely to be diagnosed with
breast cancer than a woman who g
does not gain weight.
see CANCER page A6
Both men and women need to do monthly self-breast exams to detect any changes that could be breast cancer.
ECU's Black Student Union
ECU Athletic Training student assists an athlete with a pre-activity stretch.
Athletic Training
The Black Student Union members at their weekly meeting in Bate 1031 at 5:30 p.m. discussing semester plans.
This student
organization is hard at
work for the community
JENNY AYERS
STAFF WRITER
Since 1998, the Black Student
Union has been an active student
organization on ECU's campus
concerned with community ser-
vice and empowering and educat-
ing ECU's black community. Its
members have become successful
leaders on the campus and else-
where, becoming active not only in
the school community but in and
around Greenville as well.
In its first month this semester,
BSU accumulated over 200 mem-
bers making it the fastest growing
student organization on campus as
well as one of the largest. Every
Wednesday, BSU meets in Bate
1031 at 5:30 p.m where they dis-
cuss community service projects,
fundraisers and other opportuni-
ties for their members to become
active citizens of the community.
The purpose of this organiza-
tion is to serve as a civic, com-
munity and cultural resource for
black students and organizations
at ECU. They aim to influence
policies affecting black students
at ECU and promote the academic
performance and growth among
its members, ECU and Greenville.
The BSU at ECU is all about
student involvement and interac-
tion. Encouraging participation
and discouraging apathy, the
organization is really stepping up
and doing a great deal to provide a
helping hand to the community.
There are 10 committees
within BSU that are all designed
to foster participation and contri-
bution through service.
According to BSU Pres-
ident Patrick Dixon, "BSU is
building an organization of
greatness by empowering stu-
dents to excel in their classes
as well as their communities
The organization averages
over 50 hours of volunteer work
per week. This is accomplished
through maintaining Safe Haven
Community Center, various fund-
raising sales and other volunteer
work put in around Pitt County. In
the past they have had fundraisers
to benefit Hurricane Katrina vic-
tims, homeless shelters and AIDS
victims, to name a few.
BSU has many upcoming fund-
raising campaigns that any one
see BSU page A6
Going behind the scenes
SARAH CAMPBELL
ASSISTANT FEATURES EDITOR
ECU offers students a wide
variety of programs in order to
meet their personal and academic
goals. One of these programs is
the athletic training program. Stu-
dents involved in the program are
introduced to learning techniques,
which include class work, shadow-
ing and hands-on participation
with the ECU athletes.
One of the visible places to run
into an athletic training student is
on the sidelines at an athletic event,
such as football, swimming or
soccer. The students involved in the
program are assigned to one sport
for the entire semester. This entails
attending practices and games
aside a certified athletic trainer
and working with the athletes.
The hands-on experience the
students receive while working
with ECU athletes allows them
the necessary knowledge and
skills needed in order to pass
the National Certification Exam.
Once they pass the exam, students
become Board of Certification
athletic trainers and are fully
equipped to obtain a job in the
field of athletic training.
"My schedule right now is up
every morning at 4 a.m. to be in the
athletic training room by 5 a.m.
to set up for morning practices.
I attend classes in the morning
and return to the athletic training
room in the afternoon through the
evening for practices or weights
said senior Michele Latimer, co-
president of the Athletic Training
Student Club, of her typical day.
Students involved in the pro-
gram can also gain social fulfill-
ment through the Athletic Train-
ing Student Club, which allows
them to participate in a vast
range of social and educational
situations. The club has about
see TRAINING page A6
Japanese gender scholar visits ECU
Representation
workshop of Japanese
women
SARAH CAMPBELL
ASSISTANT FEATURES EDITOR
Saturday, Oct. 7, the ECU
community received a rare treat
when Dr. Jan Bardsley visited the
campus to present a lecture about
women in Japanese culture. The
all-day workshop began at 9 a.m
with the viewing of the documen-
tary Women in Japan: Memories of
the Past, Dreamsor the Future, and
concluded around 4 p.m after a
lecture entitled "Representations
of the Feminine in Japanese Lit-
eracy and Popular Culture
Bardsley, an associate profes-
sor of Japanese Humanities in the
Department of Asian Studies at
UNC Chapel Hill, presented the
information from various aspects
of her research. She used the
documentary Women in Japan,
which she co-produced as well as
co-directed, as the central focus
of the lecture.
Women in Japan focuses on
the lives of six women in contem-
porary Japan whose identities are
examined through the transitional
journeys they travel through in
their personal lives, work and
language. It was filmed in five
different locations throughout
Japan in 2001.
"Anyone who thought Memoirs
of a Geisha was a good book must
see this film. It is a perfect anti-
dote to the West's desire to see
Japanese women and women in
Japan as the docile essence of femi-
ninity or the subservient victims
of a male-dominated society.
"The film successfully brings to
our attention a variety of personal
histories, strengths and choices
of women for whom work is an
integral part of their lives. Aware-
ness of this diversity is essential
to an understanding of contempo-
rary society raves Laura Miller,
associate professor at Loyola Uni-
versity of Chicago, on the film's
see GENDER page A6
Annual student Poetry Jam
Jammingto the beat of adifferent drum
SHANNON DAVIS
STAFF WRITER
The Cultural Awareness Committee of the Stu-
dent Union hosted a poetry jam Oct. 5 at 9 p.m. in
the Pirate Underground. Any form of spoken word
to share thoughts about one's own culture or others,
were welcomed.
The emcee of this event was Michael Caple, Jr
a junior double majoring in health service manage-
ment and economics. He is also the chairperson for
the Cultural Awareness Committee.
This is the second semester for the poetry jam,
and the planning of another is in the works for spring.
According to Michael Caple, "Everybody has
a creative side in them. It's a platform for them to
express themselves, their cultures and others He
went on to say that this event, "allows people to
think outside of the box
Over 30 people attended for the purpose of
opening minds and encouraging awareness of the
various cultures at ECU.
Marquice Jones, a graphic design and advertis-
ing alum recited, "My Soul Supplication He stood
on the stage and w ith great passion, stated, "Man
makes opinions because we all think in time and
in reference to his higher power "Let you be my
foundation to whatever I'm going through
Paris Kee, a senior exercise physiology major,
performed, "My Soles Are Bound to the Ground
She said that she is "Living for the Lord, I use my
gift of poetry to glorify him These two are among
the many who expressed their religious cultural
values in the form of poetic art to the audience.
Anyone was allowed to express their minds so
long as they did not bash other cultures. Toward
the end of the night, members of the audience
began holding discussions amongst themselves
about poverty, inequality and other culturally
related aspects of society.
The Cultural Awareness Committee is host-
ing "Imitation of Life" on Oct. 9 at the Hendrix
Theatre at 8 p.m. The purpose of this event is to
educate the faculty and students through film
There is also an upcoming annual event on
Oct. 24 called October Fest at Mendenhall brick-
yard, representing German tradition with food,
giveaways and music.
The Cultural Awareness Committee meet-
ings are every Monday at 6 p.m. in room 212 of
Mendenhall and anyone is welcome to attend.
This writer can be contacted at
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CANCER
continued from A5
There are no magic steps a
woman can take in order to pre-
vent herself from getting breast
cancer. The most important thing
is early detection, which can
increase a woman's chance for
beating the disease. Encourage
every woman you know to check
her breasts or to at least visit her
gynecologist once a year for an
exam. There are several orga-
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a cure. If nothing else, donate
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woman's life.
This writer can be contacted at
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TRAINING
continued from A5
one formal meeting a month and
a variety of meeting opportunities
in between.
One of the group's claims to
fame includes volunteering in pro-
grams such as Adopt-A-Highway
and Adopt-A-Family. In Adopt-
A-Highway, the students are
responsible for keeping a portion
of 10th Street free of pollution.
Money is raised to buy gifts and
essential items to a local family
through Adopt-A-Kamily.
After the devastation of Hur-
ricane Katrina, the ATSC col-
lected a number of supplies for
the athletic training program at
Southern Miss University.
Besides volunteering, you
can see this group of around 9.5
students working concessions
for the home volleyball matches
as well as playing ball boys and
girls for the women's soccer team
during matches.
This year the organization
is interested in implementing an
outreach program for local high
school students in order to raise
awareness and interest for the
athletic training program.
It may seem like this group is
all work and no play, but they find
time to wind down through cook-
ing out, tailgating, movie nights
and bowling nights.
The mission of the ATSC
reflects the overall goals of the
Athletic Training Program by
providing students with the
understanding of the commitment
to individual athletes as well as
the community, which essential in
pursing a career in the field.
This writer can be contacted at
pulse@theeastcarolinian.com.
WOMEN continued from A6
Japanese women from different generations were discussed at the lecture.
Web site, womeninjapan.com.
Bardsley also co-authored the
book Bad Girls of Japan, which
examines the deviancy equated
with women in Japanese culture.
A variety of women and their
lifestyles make them the central
focus of this book by magnifying
the significance of gender roles in
Japan and mirroring those of our
own culture.
In order to obtain more infor-
mation about Bardsley's publica-
tions visit her Web site at unc.
edubardsley. You can also visit
womeninjapan.com for an in-
depth synopsis, character listing
and comments from critics on her
documentary.
This writer can be contacted at
pulse@theeastcarolinian.com.
BSU
continued from A5
can contribute to in one way or
another. No matter what each
person has to offer, their help is
always appreciated.
Whether it's money or a
couple hours of your time, you
too can help our community.
This Monday through Thursday
from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m they will
be having a bake sale in Wright
Place for breast cancer awareness,
all the proceeds will go to breast
cancer research.
The group will'also be par-
ticipating in the GULU walk on
Saturday, Oct. 28 on First Street
at .9:30 a.m. to raise awareness for
the war-torn Uganda. All money
raised will go to the nation's
children.
If walking and baking are out
of the question, there's always
modeling. Next semester they
have planned their second annual
AIDS benefit fashion show, where
ECU students will model clothing
to raise money for PICASO, an
organization devoted to the fight
against AIDS. This organization
provides several opportunities and
outlets for its members to become
active members of our society.
ECU'S BSU has received
acknowledgement across the
state and was the only non-ivy
league school to attend the Princ-
eton University Black Leadership
Conference this year.
As a very close-knit and
bonded group, this is a great way
to get involved on campus and
plus, it will also help to beef up
your resume. Dues are only $5 for
the year with an active member-
ship application, and they hold
events regularly such as cookouts,
parties, socials at the community
center and bowling for prospec-
tive and current members.
For further info on BSU, please-
contact the president, Patrick
Dixon at 328-4794, pid0506@ecu.
edu, or eastcarolinabsu@aol.com.
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ECU's Inside Source
72
Number of yards for a career-
high punt recorded by senior
Ryan Dougherty in the first
quarter against Virginia,
which tied the seventh longest
punt in school history
Ground attack leads the way in ECU win
57
Yards rushing by walk-on
tailback Brandon Simmons
which included his first
career touchdown, Simmons
transferred from Elizabeth
City State where he was
a defensive back
5-0
Score of the women's soccer
game against Marshall
held on Friday afternoon,
which was the fourth time
in school history that the
Pirates had recorded
the same score; the other
times were against Mount
Olive (1996), Barton (1997)
and Delaware (1998)
4
Shutouts recorded by
goalkeeper Amber Campbell
after a 5-0 waxing of Marshall
on Friday, Campbell ranks
second in school history in
shutouts recorded trailing
only Amy Horton who
notched 22.5 from 1996 -
1999
2
ND
Conference USA ranking in
assists per game (0.64) for
freshman midfielder Sarah
Kirkley who has seven in
11 games, including three
in a 5-0 rout of conference
rival Marshall
13-2
Score of the club hockey
team's rout against William &
Mary in their season opener at
Bladez on Ice on Friday: the
Pirates downed the Tribe 6-2
in their inaugural season
Matt Butler (No. 68) made his first start of the season at center, which shuffled true freshman Cory Dowless (No. 75) to left guard. The change sparked the Pirate running game, which
churned out a season-high 208 yards and four touchdowns on the ground. With starting tailback Chris Johnson out, Brandon Fractious ran for a season-high 102 yards on 19 carries.
Pirates rush for 208
yards behind new
offensive line
RON CLEMENTS
SENIOR WRITER
The ECU football team
reshuffled its offensive line
during the off week in an effort
to get the running game on track.
It worked.
The Pirates ran for 208
yards and four touchdowns en
route to a 31-21 win over ACC
foe Virginia Saturday night at
Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.
Brandon Fractious, starting
in place of injured tailback Chris
Johnson, led the way for the Pirates
with 102 yards on 19 carries and a
touchdown in his first career start.
"The offensive line played a
great game and it made it simple
on our part said Fractious, a
senior from Rancho Cucanionga,
Calif. "It was smash-mouth foot-
ball. Coach THoltzl said he wanted
to run the ball this week and it just
worked out for us
Without Johnson or receiv-
ers Aundrae Allison and Jamar
Bryant, the Pirates still gained
482 yards of total offense, with
Bobby Good catching five passes
for 102 yards.
ECU Head Coach Skip Holtz
called Good's performance "awe-
some and was impressed with the
punishing running of sophomore
Brandon Simmons.
"I made Brandon Simmons
stand up in the team meeting
and 1 told him he was going to be
accountable to everybody on the
team and that he had to step up
said Holtz. "He had the biggest
grin on his face from ear to ear, like
this is what I've been waiting for.
It's what you want to see as a coach.
"He brought something to us
tonight. He brought a physical
nature. He didn't fall backwards.
When there was a collision, he was
normally the one going forward
and that's one of the things that
we've lacked
Junior Matt Butler was moved
from left guard to center and true
freshman Cory Dowless got his
first game action by starting at
left guard. The move paid off as
ECU (2-3) was able to move the
hall at will against a Virginia
defense ranked 20th in the coun-
try with a newly-found balanced
offensive attack.
"We moved Matt Butler tocenter
during the open date because we
li'lt like we needed a little more pop
at our center position Holtz said.
"We felt like we needed a
little more anchor to establish our
running game and we put him in
there and I said the only thing I
was concerned about was snaps
Just once did that concern
manifest itself, but even that play
turned out well for the Pirates,
who seemed to do no wrong
in the first half as they built a
24-7 lead.
Already up, 17-7, following
touchdown runs by Fractious
and Simmons, the Pirates were
set up with a second-and-goal at
the Virginia 5. Pinkney, who hit
Good down the sideline for a 44-
yard gain two plays prior, had the
shotgun snap from1 Butler nearly
go over his head. The 6-3 senior
quarterback tipped the ball up
in the air, turned his back to the
defense to catch the ball, and then
scrambled his way to the end zone.
Pinkney, who was 17-of-30
for 224 yards with no touchdowns
or interceptions, played like "a
veteran quarterback" according
to Virginia head coach Al Groh,
while Holtz said he "managed the
game well
"I give him a lot of credit, he
stepped up and made some plays
when his team needed him to
Groh said following the game.
"That's what senior quarterbacks
usually do
Virginia's quarterback, red-
shirt freshman Jameel Sewell
struggled and was not helped out
by his receivers, who dropped
several passes. Sewell finished the
game l5-of-31 for 123 yards and
a touchdown while getting sacked
three times.
"We put a lot of emphasis on
(sacks) this week and we knew we
had to get back there said fresh-
man defensive end Scotty Robin-
son, who recorded his second sack
of the season. "We just got the
looks that we wanted
Pinkney was sacked three
times as well by the Cavaliers.
(2-4), but the senior main-
tained his composure and was
helped by a ground game that
consistently gave him manageable
third downs.
Many times the pressure
on Pinkney came from the left
guard position, Holtz said in his
postgame press conference, but
most of ECU's runs were to the
left as well.
"We started a true freshman
at left guard and that's what we
had to do to move Matt Butler
in Holtz said. "You know he's
gonna make some mistakes, but
I thought, for him to go in and
see FOOTBALL page A9
35
Carolina Hurricanes'
regular season and potential
postseason games that Pirate
Radio (WGHB 1250 AM and
WDLX 930 AM) will carry
over its airwaves according to
a recent press release
37
Amount of kills that junior
outside hitter Kelley Wernert
recorded in two conference
home wins over the weekend,
Wernert had a double-double
in kills (20) and digs (12) in a
3-1 win over UAB on Friday
and 17 kills in a 3-1 win over
Memphis on Sunday
They said it
"We didn't make a lot of plays
on the ball, offensively or
defensively. We didn't make
any catches where the receiver
goes up and makes a play
and helps the quarterback
out. The quarterback could
have got more help from
the receivers, the defense
could've got more help from
the offense, and the offense
could've got more help from
the defense. Aside from the
blocked punt, we didn't make
enough plays to win the game
-Al Groh, Virginia Head Coach
Women's soccer
routs Marshall
Sophomore Trish Monroe goes for a dig while flipping the ball to freshman outside hitter Stephanie Turner.
Volleyball downs UAB, Memphis
to get back in conference race
ECU tied with Rice
for seventh in C-USA
standings
ERIC GILMORE
SPORTS EDITOR
The ECU women's volleyball
team downed two conference foes
inside Minges Coliseum over the
weekend. The Pirates beat UAB
3-1 on Friday evening and Mem-
phis 3-1 Sunday afternoon.
After losing four of their
first five conference games, the
Pirates earned a hard fought win
over the Blazers (33-31, 27-30,
30-27,30-21). After a close Sunday
loss to defending conference
champion Marshall, UAB fell to
14-7, 2-4 in ConferenceUSA.
Junior outside hitters Kelley
Wernert and Mignon Dubenion
paced the Pirates, with Wer-
nert tallying 20 kills and adding
12 digs for her ninth double-double
of the season. Dubenion finished
with 18 kills and six blocks. Sopho-
more libero Trish Monroe added
15 digs against the Blazers.
Senior setter Heidi
Krug recorded a double-
double with 52 assists and 12
digs. Krug now leads the
conference in assists per game with
12.87, just .08 over Memphis' Laura
Cote. The senior from Kildeer, III.
now has 901 on the season.
Aleksandra Vujovic led the
Blazers with 17 kills and 13 digs,
hitting .256 on the night. Ivana
Bozic added 15 kills and five digs
while Fernanda Domingos and
Casey Dent each tallied 13 kills.
The Pirates out-hit the Blaz-
ers .264140. UAB tallied 67
kills to KCU's 61. The Pirates
registered 57 digs and 1total blocks
in the win while the Blazers had 54
digs and five total blocks.
In the Sunday matinee, ECU
see VOLLEYBALL page A9
Pirates earn largest
victory margin ever in
conference play
TOMMY GRAHAM
STAFF WRITER
It was cold, wet and rainy;
but after last weekend's failure
to generate almost any offense
at all, the Pirates (6-5-2, 1-1-1
C-USA) seemed to find their
shot beating Marshall 5-0 on
Friday afternoon.
It was the fourth shutout of
the season for goalkeeper Amber
Campbell, as Rob Donnenwirth's
team moved into a tie for seventh
place in Conference USA.
"I believe we gave a solid effort
for all 90 minutes today Donnen-
wirth said after the game.
Even with a solid effort, the
Pirates got off to a slow start,
trailing the Thundering Herd 4-3
in shots in the first half.
In the second half, the tempo
changed on a Jami Dickerson
header into the top of the netting
in the 58th minute. Five minutes
later, senior Tara Shaw found
passes from Sarah Kirkley and
Patty Pierce. Shaw's fourth goal
of the year is a career-high.
Freshman Apry Szilard scored
twice (77th and 84th minute) and
sophomore Madison Keller added
her first score of the season in the
closing minutes. The Pirates out-
shot the Thundering Herd 13-6 with
nine of those being shots on goal.
The Pirates' win sent Marshall
(4-6-1, 0-3-0 C-USA) towards
the basement of C-USA with six
games remaining.
"Thej result is really hard
to swallow said Marshall Head
Coach Chris Kane on the team's
Web site. "I am disappointed with
how we react when we fall behind.
The players really need to find it
within themselves now and ask
some serious questions
Donnenwirth was extremely
pleased with his teams effort.
"Our girls came out ready to
go, you know from the beginning
of the game, they were pretty
fired up Donnenwirth said. "Give
Marshall credit for battling with
us, for making it difficult for us in
the fust half"
Some of that credit also needs
to go to the Pirate defense. The
backfield is tied for second in
C-USA in goals allowed per
game (.77) and second overall
in goals against average per
game (.72). Sophomore goal-
keeper Amber Campbell is among
the conference's leaders in goals
against average (.76) and save
percentage (.839).
Freshman Sarah Kirk-
ley notched three assists and is
tied for second in C-USA with
seven assists and alone in assists
per game (64). Freshman Amy
Szilard is tied with Shaw for the
team lead in goals scored with
four. The Pirates have out scored
their opponents 16-4 in the second
half this season.
The Pirates will play host
to UCF on Friday at 4 p.m. and
Southern Miss at 1 p.m. Sunday.
This writer can be contacted at
sports@theeastcarolinian.com.






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Divers spring into season with
ECU Diving Invitational
A female diver is preparing to dive at the ECU Diving Invitational.
(SID) The ECU diving
team opened its teason over the
weekend by hosting at the ECU
Diving Invitational at the Minges
Aquatic Center.
The ECU Diving Invita-
tional, unique in form in that
divers competed as pairs instead
of on their own as in a regular
dual meet, featured several North
Carolina schools. Peter Brady-
house and Matt Larson teamed
for a 1-tth place finish on the
one-meter board and a 14th place
finish on the three-meter board
on the men's side.
Freshmen Dana Gimhor and
- Megan Patro teamed for a ninth
Jf place finish on the three-meter
and a 12th place finish on the
J one-meter board during the
women's competition
"This is an exciting meet for
us to host" said diving coach Rich
MacDonald. "It gives us a chance
to start the season off with a chal-
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the divert dove today. We are still
in the developmental part of our
season so it is great to see results
like Saturday
A diving "shoot-out" fol-
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Hunt and Icenhower teamed
for a fourth place finish on the
one-meter and a fifth place
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will be held on Oct. 14, when the
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2006
THE EAST CAROLINIAN SPORTS
PAGE-A9
FOOTBALL
continued from A7
Senior wideout Bobby Good streaks 44 yards down the sideline to set up a second quarter touchdown.
do what he did and run the ball
against a team like he did tonight;
he really did a nice job
Dowless said he benefited
from being between two upper
classmen in Butler and senior left
tackle Eric Graham.
"All day, I had the guys on the
team coming around and giving
me words of wisdom the 6-5,
313-pound freshman from Eastern
Randolph said.
"Being out there on the field,
I've got two veterans beside me
and it's like having two coaches on
the field
With the 223-pound Sim-
mons pounding his way for 57
yards and Pinkney contribut-
ing another 42, the Pirates ran
for over 200 yards for the first
time since rambling for 245 last
year at Marshall. Fractious said
he was not surprised by the offen-
sive outburst.
"We know how good our
offensive line is Fractious said.
"We finally got it on track and we
played a whole game
Dowless said the line is begin-
ning to gel and come together as
a cohesive unit.
"If you want to talk about
gelling together, the offensive
line, anywhere you go is a tight-
knit group Dowless said. "Ever
since the first day of summer
when I got here, I've been wel-
comed like a brother
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VOLLEYBALL
continued from A7
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Wernert, a junior led the
Pirates with 17 kills while fresh-
man outside hitter Melissa
Zentner added 16. Dubenion
tallied 10 kills. Monroe, a sopho-
more co-captain led the team
defensively, with 11 digs while
freshman setter Hannah Fenker
added 10. Krug tallied 47 assists.
Sarah Bury and Shelby Burton
led the Tigers with 17 kills a
piece. Melissa Nance added 14
kills and Ashley Liford had 11.
The Pirates return to action
on Friday, Oct. 13 when they
travel to Hattiesburg, Miss,
to play Southern Miss. Match
time is set for 7 p.m. ECU will
then travel to Orlando, F'la. for
a 1 p.m. match against UCF on
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