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Despite rain, people pour into polls to vote
Bill Harper, center, and Jean Prabucco campaign for North Carolina House District Three Republican candidate Michael Speciale despite a heavy downpour in New Bern, N.C, on Tuesday.
Pitt County citizens
want to be heard
SHANDA STATON
STAFF WRITER
Every four years, the presi-
dential election takes place within
every state. This election is deemed
the battle of all battles. Public
debates, paid advertising and the
fresh slinging of muckraking televi-
sion and radio ads plague the media.
However, every two years, the
congressional election, which is just
as critical as the presidential elec-
tion, takes place and citizens then
have the opportunity to go out and
vote for candidates that serve a little
closer to home.
For this year's midterm elec-
tion, there were two seats open for
the U.S. Congress, districts one
and three. These two seats go to
serve the state of North Carolina
on the national level. Within North
Carolina's State Senate Districts,
there were two state senators up
for re-election, and within the State
House District there were three
state seats open within Congress.
"This year voters came out in
high numbers; more than I expected
said Tony McQueen, election officer
official.
"It is only 5:30 p.m. and our
current number of voters is at 500 for
this 1 precinct alone McQueen said.
"Young people were out in
increasingly high numbers and
that says something about our
generation said another election
officer official.
"When students often ask who
deals with the increase for student
fees and tuition, they may look to the
officials that serve in the N.C. State
Senate said John Frederick Crisci-
tiello, assistant district attorney for
Pitt County.
"That is why it was and still
is so important that young people
understand that they too need to
vote that there are pressing issues
that concern them now and issues
that will affect them in the future
Criscitiello said.
And though the District Attor-
ney oversees various criminal mat-
ters within the county, most college
students may often be referred to
the District Attorney when dealing
with their speeding ticket and other
matters. The County Commissioner
works with Pitt County's budget for
Greenville, and answers the ques-
tions of the townspeople so this
office is more on a local level.
The Clerk of Superior Court is
the bookkeeper of all court files and
records. The Clerk for Pitt County,
Eleanor H. Farr ran unopposed.
Lastly, within the court system,
there is the Supreme Court Associate
Justice, which is the highest appellate
level court in the State of North Car-
olina, and at the lower level, there are
the Court of Appeals Judges. They
hear cases that have been appealed
from superior courts.
With all of the seats to be filled
for Pitt County's North Carolina
Election ballot, voters poured in to
the polls to cast their votes.
"I just wanted to exercise my
civic duties and rights to vote said
Kim Sparkins, a local Greenville citi-
zen that came out to cast her vote.
Although it may have been a
rainy election day for some, it was a
shining victory for others.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian.com.
NSF grant designed
to help schools teach
math and science
College of Education hosts
Teacher Cadet Day in MSC
Multi-department team
gets $1.3 million
ZACK HILL
SENIOR WRITER
A multi-disciplinary project
headed by the engineering depart-
ment with contributions from
the departments of mathematics,
psychology and exercise and sport
science recently received a $1.3
million grant from tbe National
Science Foundation.
The project is Information
Technology experiences for Stu-
dents and Teachers, and is aimed
at providing assistance to about
20 public schools in eastern North
Carolina. The region's schools
often lag behind the national
average in terms of technological
capability and training.
"We plan for this to be a
springboard for active engage-
ment between the engineering
program and the entire College
of Technology and Computer Sci-
ence.with the regional educational
community to help with science
and math readiness said project
leader Paul Kauffmann, professor
of engineering.
During the year, ECU faculty
and graduate students will go to
the schools involved to aid the
teachers and students with the new
technologies, such as biomechan-
ics and robotics, that they will be
using in the classroom.
"We're hoping that playing with
robots and things will be a strong
see NSF GRANT page A2
High school students
learn the benefits of
teaching
t
ADELINE TRENTO
STAFF WRITER
In an effort to promote teach-
ing as a profession, ECU's Col-
lege of Education hosled Teacher
Cadet Day.
This year's Teacher Cadet Day,
which was themed "Get Hooked on
Teaching was held yesterday at
the Mendenhall Student Center.
The event brought more than
75 high school students from the
North Carolina Teacher Cadet
Program to ECU to learn about
becoming teachers.
The North Carolina Teacher
Cadet Program is a yearlong
or semester block honors class
that is offered in nine districts
throughout eastern North Caro-
lina. The course uses simulations
and hands-on activities to teach
students about the education
system and get them interested in
the profession.
"The Teacher Cadet Program
at my school is really cool said
Tony Holub, a senior at Currituck
County High School. "We teach
each other and go to different
schools to teach younger kids. It's
a really hands-on class
At this year's event, students
had the chance to listen to semi-
nars put on by teachers and educa-
tion professionals.
Margo Arnold, the local Wal-
Mart Teacher of the Year, spoke
at one of the seminars at Teacher
Cadet Day.
Dressed as a fisherman to go
along with this year's theme, Arnold
encouraged the students to become
teachers by explaining the benefits
and rewards of the profession.
"One of the reasons 1 really
enjoy teaching is that I can
become a role model for kids
said Arnold.
"You would be surprised at
how many children don't know
manners or don't have any polite-
ness about them at all. So being
able to teach citizenship skills and
work with these kids is one of the
reasons that I enjoy teaching
Arnold spoke to the students
about many other benefits of teach-
ing. She encouraged the Teacher
Cadets to consider the positive
aspects of the profession such as
having the summers off, making a
difference in people lives, having
creative freedom, contributing to
the community and basically just
having a fun job.
Arnold also dispelled some '
myths that many people have
about the teaching profession. She
spoke about frequent pay raises to
show students that teachers can
make a good living. She also told
students ways to make the job
easier so that it doesn't have to be
such hard work.
"There are a lot of myths
about teachers out there said
Arnold. "We have all heard the
saying those who can, do. Those
who can't, teach This saying is
absolutely not true. Those who
can, they couldn't, unless they had
a good teacher
Students at the event had the
chance to get information about
the different programs offered at
ECU and talk to faculty about the
opportunities accessible within the
College of Education.
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and students were given time to
walk around and ask any ques-
tions they had about the courses.
The Teacher Cadets also had
the opportunity to take a campus
tour and eat lunch in Todd Dining
Hall where they were able to inter-
act with ECU students.
Teacher Cadet Day helped a lot
of students realize that they want
to pursue teaching in the future,
and some even applied to ECU
because of the event.
"I definitely want to become
a teacher because I want to make
a difference in peoples lives said
Holub. "1 applied to ECU today
and I really hope that I get in
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian.com.
Retailers losing sleep
over Black Friday
(MCT) Pressed to be the first
to open their doors to shoppers the
morning after Thanksgiving, retail-
ers are deciding that 5 a.m. is no longer
early enough. This year, a growing
number of them have determined
it's not worth going to bed at all.
Dozens of malls will usher in the
holiday shopping season by opening
at midnight, enticing consumers
to shop through the wee hours,
while the leftovers are still warm.
It's being called Midnight Mad-
ness. And it raises the question,
have retailers finally gone mad?
Not if you're a store executive
facing what looks like the most
competitive holiday season in recent
memory.
No longer can retailers rely on
simply hanging a few after-Thanks-
giving sale banners and waiting for
the crush. Consumers now have
myriad shopping choices at their
fingertips some literally so, thanks
to the Internet allowing them to
be more fickle then ever. It's forcing
retailers to move up the start of an
already extended holiday shopping
season, and open earlier the Friday
after Thanksgiving to create buzz
and woo customers.
"There's no logic to it anymore
said Keven Wilder, a Chicago-based
retail consultant "It's getting harder
and harder to get people into the
stores. Malls are setting unbeliev-
able hours for the whole season
It's not just the midnight start
time that retailers will use to grab-
shoppers.
Already, Wal-Mart Stores Inc
under pressure to jump-start sales,
has turned more aggressive than
usual with price discounts this
season. That alone is setting the stage
for massive price w ars out of the gate.
The world s largest retailer's sales
stalled in October and are expected
to remain unchanged in November,
marking the worst performance in
a decade. Wal-Mart cut prices on
100 popular toys last month. And
on Friday, still three weeks before
Thanksgiving, it slashed prices
on almost 100 electronic items.
It didn't used to be this way.
Not too long ago, the Friday
after Thanksgiving was a time to
sleep off the turkey and stuffing,
watch some football and visit the
mall. For bargain hunters willing to
rise early, "doorbuster" sales started
at 8 a.m. and lasted a few hours.
But shoppers poured into the malls
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Pi Kappa Delta information
session
Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 7
p.m.
Professional communica-
tions forensic service will
hold an information session
in Bate 1015 for all those
interested in the organiza-
tion. The fraternity is co-ed,
multi-disciplinary and is
seeking dedicated individu-
als committed to improving
their world while improving
communication skills.
For additional information
visit pkdecu.com
Study Abroad Information
Session
Thursday, Nov. 30
Bate 1028 at 7 p.m.
Phi Sigma Pi will be hosting
an information session for
students who are interested
in studying abroad. A few
students within the organi-
zation of Phi Sigma Pi will
speak about their experi-
ences in such places as
Russia, England, Scotland,
France and Nigeria. This
event is open to anyone who
is interested. If there are
any questions, contact Anna
Logemann at alll217ecu.
edu (have the subject of the
e-mail be "Study Abroad").
ACHIEVE: Saving Time
Researching Your Paper in
Your Room
Tuesday, Nov. 14
Tyler Hall lobby at 7 p.m.
Researching your papers
does not have to be a scary
process. Come learn about
all the tools Joyner Library
has to offer and how you can
do the majority of research-
ing for your papers in the
comfort of your own room!
Hedda Gabler
The event begins Thursday,
Nov. 16 and ends Tuesday,
Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. except
Sunday at 2 p.m. in McGin-
nis Auditorium.
By Henrik Ibsen Adaptation
by Christopher Hampton.
Less than forty-eight hours
after returning from a luxuri-
ous honeymoon, the former
Hedda Gabler, now Hedda
Teeman, lies dead in the
parlor of her new home, the
victim of a self-inflicted gun-
shot to the head. It includes
her husband, the ambitious
scholar George Tesman, his
doting Aunt Julie and trie
powerful Judge Brack, who
seems intent on playing a
very large role in the young
couple's life. Into this mix
comes an old schoolmate
of Hedda's, Thea Elvsted,
who has courageously aban-
doned a loveless marriage in
favor of the passionate part-
nership she has found with
the troubled Eilert Lovborg,
a brilliant thinker who is an
academic rival of Tesman's
and who shares an intense
secret history with Hedda.
Contact ECUARTS.com or
theatre-dance.ecu.edu for
more information.
Ticket Required.
VOLUNTEER
OPPORTUNITIES
Nov. 8
Cleaning Day
12 - 5 p.m.
Family Violence Program
Volunteers needed to assist
with cleaning out and orga-
nizing closets. Contact Sara
Munzer at 758-4400.
Nov. 9
Gladiators!
5 - 8 p.m.
Student Recreation Center
Volunteers needed to set-
upbreak down and assist
in running the event.
Contact David Gaskins at
gaskinsd@ecu.edu.
Nov. 17-18
Set-up for Festival of Trees
Starts at 9 a.m.
Greenville Convention
Center
Six volunteers needed to
move trees boxes to assigned
spots on Friday. Several vol-
unteers needed Saturday to
set up trees. Contact Tami
Smith at 328-9337.
8
Wed
9
Thu
Campus & Community !
10 Fri 11 Sat
12 Sun 13 Mon 14 Tue
Russian Film Series:
"The Diamond Arm"
Movies have English
subtitles or dubbing.
Bate 2011
6:30 p.m.
Last Conservative
Concert
FRAIL
Pirate Underground
7 p.m.
Teaching with Technol-
ogy "Think-In"
This event will provide
faculty the opportunity
to share their exper-
tise using technology
in both face-to-face
and distance education
courses.
Mendenhall Student
Center
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Freshman Roundtable
The Roundtables are
designed to provide
freshmen with perti-
nent information about
resources at ECU.
Ledonia Wright Cultural
Center
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Gladiators!
Student Recreation
Center
5:30 p.m.
?ECU'S Brewster Lec-
ture in History
Professor of History
and Women's Studies
Barbara J. Harris of the
UNC Chapel Hill will
speak at the annual
Brewster Lecture. Her
lecture is "The Fabric
of Piety: Aristocratic
Women and Care of the
Dead, 1450-1550
Science and Technol-
ogy Building, Room
0C207.
8 p.m.
Gideon Yago
Gideon Yago is an MTV
news correspondent
coming to speak at ECU
about the war overseas
and how its portrayed by
the media. Only avail-
able to ECU students,
one ticket per ID.
Hendrix Theater
8-9 p.m.
ECU English Reading:
Down in the Flood
Luke Whisnant, ECU
creative writing profes-
sor, will read from his
short story collection,
Down in the Flood.
Bate 1031
8 p.m.
Si Kahn
American singer, song
writer, speaker and
author of Fox in the Hen
House, Si Kahn, will
discuss civil rights and
community labor orga-
nizing across the south.
Kahn also serves as the
Public Safety & Justice
Campaign Director for
the Southeast.
Mendenhall Student
Center 244
7 p.m.
Harlan Beats
Hip hop artist Harlan
breaks the traditional
barriers of music and
"remind you of some-
one you've never been
reminded of before
Pirate Underground
9 p.m.
Football
ECU vs. Marshall
Dowdy-Ficklen Sta-
dium
1 p.m.
Men's Basketball
ECU Vs. Morgan State
Williams Arena at
Minges Coliseum
6 p.m.
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Pate Conaway Organic
Textiles Workshop
Textiles artist Pate
Conaway, present an
interactive workshop
on the importance of
organic materials and
its multiple usages for
contemporary large
scale knitting.
Mendenhall Student
Center Gallery
4 - 6 p.m.
Global Understanding
with Jacek Teller
Editor of the inde-
pendent publication
Friend Orange, Jacek
Teller is a peace activist
and a member of Iraq
Veterans Against the
War. The Polish-born
immigrant will share
his unique experiences
in an interactive pre-
sentation that speaks
to the importance of
global understanding.
Mendenhall Student
Center 221
6 p.m.
A Screening from Sun-
dance
American Blackout a
Sundance award win-
ning film by director
Ain Inada, is a provoca-
tive documentary that
explores the historical
suppression of black
voters in the U.S. with
style and intelligence.
Hendrix Theater
8 - 10 p.m.
Featured Event:
ECU'S Brewster Lecture in History
Professor of History and Women's Studies Barbara J. Harris of the UNC
Chapel Hill will speak at the annual Brewster Lecture. Her lecture is
"The Fabric of Piety: Aristocratic Women and Care of the Dead, 1450-
1550
Science and Technology Building, Room 0C207.
8 p.m.
Fixing the Middle East
with Roger Tucker
Middle East speaker
and peace activist Roger
Tucker will present
an interactive lecture
reflecting his "One State
Solution" to the Israeli,
Palestinian conflict.
Mendenhall Student
Center Multipurpose
room
8 - 10 p.m.
African-Americans at
the Polls
An open discussion led
by ECU student leaders
will focus on the voting
trends in the United
States with specific
emphasis on the voting
trend among the Afri-
can-American popula-
tion.
Ledonia Wright Cultural
Center
5 - 7 p.m.
Pate Conaway Art Gal-
lery Reception
Mendenhall Student
Center Gallery
6 p.m.
Dialogue on Diversity
Ledonia Wright Cultural
Center
The dialogue series will
feature various topics
of interest related to
diversity and is open
to students to come
and discuss the topic.
Call 252-328-6495 for
more information.
6 - 7 p.m.
ACHIEVE: Saving Time
Researching Your Paper
in Your Room
Come learn about all
the tools Joyner Library
has to offer and how
you can do the majority
of researching for your
papers in the comfort
of your own room!
Tyler Hall Lobby
7 p.m.
BRIEFS
Former assistant DA in Durham
files sexual harassment com-
plaint
(AP)A former assistant pros-
ecutor in Durham County has filed
a formal complaint accusing a co-
worker of sexual harassment and
saying that District Attorney Mike
Nifong ignored her complaints.
Ashley Cannon said she made
a verbal complaint to the state
Administrative Office of the
Courts on Friday, her last day
working in the Durham County
District Attorney's Office. She
resigned there to take a job with
the prosecutor's office for Orange
and Chatham counties.
"I went through the proper
channels to address the issue and
nothing was done to resolve the
situation Cannon said.
Cannon handled the prosecu-
tion of David Evans, one of the
lacrosse players charged with rape,
in June for a noise violation stem-
ming from a party held at his off-
campus house. She also handled
the August prosecution of a cab
driver, who has supported an alibi
offered by charged player Reade
Seligmann, for a 3yearold
shoplifting charge.
Plane crashes in north Geor-
gia, kills 1
(AP)A singleengine plane
crashed in north Georgia on
Monday afternoon, killing the
only person on board, officials said.
The Lancair plane was headed
from Dekalb, 111 to Brooksville,
Fla when the pilot contacted
Dalton Municipal Airport report-
ing engine problems at about
12:30 p.m said Kathleen Bergen,
a spokeswoman for the Federal
Aviation Administration.
Kevin Day, shift supervisor for
the Whitfield County 911 center,
said the plane crashed about 20
minutes after the distress call at
the intersection of Georgia high-
ways .r2 and 286, about five miles
east of Dalton.
No one on the ground was
injured, he said.
The FAA and the National
Transportation Safety Board are
investigating the accident.
Leonid meteor shower expected
later this month
(AP)The Perseid meteor
shower in August may be better
known.
But this year's Leonid meteor
shower expected later this month
may be more spectacular.
OntheeveningofNovember 18th
and into the following morning, the
Earth will pass through the densest
field of dust and tiny debris left by
the passing of comet Swift-Tuttle.
It has produced spectacular
showers in the past. In 1966,
Leonid shower produced as many
as 40 meteors per second, or
144,000 per hour, over the Ameri-
can Southwest.
Astronomers say it should be a
good show for the Northwest this
year, with up tolOO meteors per
hour visible.
Police chase ends with a
smashing finish
(KMTR)Two people were
taken to the hospital, and another
two are arrested after a series of acci-
dents in downtown Eugene Saturday
The chase ended in a smashing
finish and a local store owner was
left to clean up the mess.
Police were on the hunt for
a Chevy Impala driving out of
control on 1-5 Saturday morning
around 9:00 a.m.
They tracked the driver to
Beltline, and that's when the car
took off.
"The suspect turned south on
Fillmore, came up to 7th street,
slowed down a little bit, and then
drifted thru and hit a citizen in
their car said Sgt. Tony Baker of
the Eugene Police Department,
"the suspect's car then continued
on, went over the sidewalk, hit a
building, and put a big hole in the
mattress store there
Police said the driver, Abdul
Qasim Ray Zahir, 20, of Seattle, faces
several charges including DUII,
reckless endangerment, eluding
police, and several charges of assault.
His passenger, Nicholas John-
son, also of Seattle, 24, was also
arrested for unlawful possession
of a controlled substance.
Authorities said Zahir had 2
female passengers who were not
charged and have been released.
"It was a heck of a way to come
to work said Bryan.
Ironically though, Byran said,
the wreck brought in more busi-
ness than usual.
Before smashing into the store
the suspects hit two passengers
riding in a white Nissan Sentra.
Michael Bare, 55, and
Norma Bare, 62, were treated at
Sacred Heart Medical Center for
minor injuries.
NSF GRANT
continued from Al
Prank' gets teen a lesson in tolerance
motivator for the students to work
in math and science said Gail
Ratcliff, professor of mathematics.
The project will also include
two seminars held during the
summer at ECU, an IT Academy
for Teachers and an IT Academy
for Students, involving 60 teachers
and 180 students respectively.
An annual symposium will
give the university a chance to
showcase the progress it has made
in the previous year.
The project is slated for three
years, with hopes of continuing
once the grant runs out.
"We truly want to make a
difference in the lives of the chil-
dren and level the playing field in
technology for students in rural
schools said Dana Espinosa, pro-
fessor of exercise and sport science.
This writer can be contacted at
newsOtheeastcarol iman .com.
Kauffmann
(MCT) David Huffman told
police it was just a prank gone
wrong: On April 22, at a McDon-
ald's in Tinley Park, he tapped a
Muslim woman on the head, nearly
pulling off her headscarf.
The woman, a young mother
with her children, didn't see it
as harmless. She was scared and
embarrassed; her faith had been
attacked She told police, and they
called it battery.
But in a twist that surprised
everybody, a Cook County judge
did not fine or jail Huffman. He
was instead ordered to undergo
sensitivity training at the Chicago
office of the Council on American-
Islamic Relations, the nation's
largest Muslim civil rights orga-
nization.
During the past three months,
Huffman, 18, has spent 40 hours
listening to and talking with
Muslims across Chicago. He has
completed required tasks that, at
times, seemed ripped from real-
ity television: watching Muslim
youths play basketball, attending
a 911 event and visiting area
mosques, which Huffman called
"synagogues" at the beginning of
his training.
When Huffman first arrived
Aug. 4 at the CAIR office in down-
town Chicago, his hands were
shaking from nervousness, and he
appeared as if he would have pre-
ferred to been anywhere else. He
was late, for starters. He arrived
with his shoes untied and a patchy
stubble, looking more like he'd just
stumbled out of bed than spent the
better part of an hour commuting
from Tinley Park.
"I'd rather not talk about it
Huffman said of the April incident,
soon after arriving. "I want to
forget it
He eventually did retell a ver-
sion of the events that day. He said
he knew he did wrong, but was
confused as to why the woman
became so upset.
"I understood immediately
after I did it. But even after I apolo-
gized, she was still so angry he
said. "I didn't understand that
Explaining that would be the
responsibility of Veronica Zapata,
CAIR's sensitivity training coor-
dinator. That day, she led Huffman
around the corner to the Down-
town Islamic Center on South
State Street, where she showed
him the empty mosque.
"Religion is a waste of
time Huffman said without
apparent malice, as his fingers
traced tiles that spell out the
99 names of God in Islam. He
checked his mobile phone text
messages with his other hand.
Those communication skills
were initially absent as he spent
a Friday evening with numer-
ous youths at the Muslim Youth
Center in Bridgeview. Huffman
was timid around the teens, which
could have come from the fact
three young men inquired why Jie
was there soon after his arrival,
and they left little doubt they
already knew the answer.
"I got in trouble with some
Muslims Huffman said, as the
teenagers waited for a longer
answer. "I tapped a woman on
the head, and they gave me 40
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RANT OF THE DAY
To be honest, it doesn't bother me if you haven't
shaved your legs in the last 24 hours or not.
Tue
Fitness Follies
Students' use of time is unwise at
the Rec Center
RYAN COBEY
OPINION WRITER
Have you ever shaken your head at the guy trying
to bench three times more than his weight? Or, per-
haps had a few choice words to say to the girl who's
been sitting on the leg press machine for 45 minutes
talking on the phone? If you regularly attend the
gym, you might run into people like these.
ECU's Student Recreational Center, is the abso-
lute largest university-based fitness center in the
Southeast. It also has a reputation for maintaining
capable, trained personnel that keep a constant watch
on the weight room floor. Unfortunately, these work-
ers find their jobs tedious a great deal of the time
due to the stubbornness and ignorance of students
who believe they know everything there is to know
about exercising.
I, by no means am an expert in the field of fitness,
but I do know arrogance and blind disrespect when
I see it. I am speaking, of course, of the men who I
continuously see destroying their backs by doing the
row machines wrong. They essentially try to max
out' on every machine they use, applying entirely too
much weight to the machine and using parts of their
bodies that shouldn't be used to move them, instead
of working the muscle that the machine is intended
to work. It doesn't take a brain surgeon or personal
trainer to realize that they're probably hurting their
muscles more than actually strengthening them.
But, what happens when staff members on the
floor offer assistance? I've seen grained personnel
walk over and ask someone struggling with the
bench press if they wanted a spot. After giving an
arrogant look and shaking his head at the woman
attempting to help him, he dropped what looked to
be at least 150 pounds on his chest.
Maybe he thought that because the person help-
ing him was a woman, she wouldn't be any help
anyway. However, even in such a physical environ-
ment, it pays to be just as smart as you are strong. I
realize it is important for a guy to feel in charge at
times, I'm a guy and I get those urges as well. But,
there comes a time when you need to lay your pride
down for the sake of your own safety. Unfortunately,
some guys can't seem to find the fine line between
pride and stupidity.
Of course, men are not the only ones at fault in
the gym on a daily basis. Women are just as guilty
of machine misuse, except their weight room convic-
tions are the exact opposite of a man's. Instead of
destroying their bodies with an intolerable amount
of weight, women tend to under work' themselves.
I have seen girls come in pairs to the weight room,
grab both of the thigh machines and sit there moving
their legs back and forth for half an hour with abso-
lutely no weight resistance as they gab, most likely
about the guys working out around them.
To me, it seems like the gym is more of a social
experience for some women than an opportunity to
keep their bodies fit. And even though I don't know
these women or the other forms of exercise they may
engage in, I can confidently say that talking on the
phone while pushing 20 pounds of leg weights is
giving them little more than an opportunity to get
away from their rooms for a while.
So, the next time you take a trip to the gym,
whether it is tomorrow or sometime next semester,
try to follow what I would call common gym eti-
quette. Accept help when offered, use an intelligent
amount of weight and please, please do not buy a
chocolate milkshake from the smoothie bar and drink
it while on the leg press.
A time for change
JONATHAN GARDNER
OPINION WRITER
The majority of you have only been through
five presidential elections and four presidents. Most
recently we've had a charismatic chubby-cjhaser and
Bush. Neither president was all that great. Heck, both
of them barely pass mediocre. Not to say that our alter-
nate choices were any better, but both these men left a
bad image of politics in our generation. This needs to
change in 2008.
John McCain and Rudy Giuliani split the Republicans
as far as presidential nominees go, while the Democrats
almost all support Hillary Clinton as their choice. Just
looking at history shows that parties split between two
candidates have a poor chance of winning the presidential
race. Thus, Hillary has the best chance of taking 2008.
We need a leader. Every other generation has had a
president that they could look up to. They had a presi-
dent that united the country. A president that they could
say, "I elected him and I'm glad I did JFK and Reagan
are prime examples of such presidents. We need one too.
We need a president to show us that not all politicians
are out for their own personal gain. That someone up
there cares more about the country than their wallet.
Hillary is not that president. She has too many dis-
senters, for many different reasons. Some wouldn't trust
a women president. Others dislike her cold disposition
and still others remember the last time a Clinton took
office. These reasons, plus the obvious party split, would
not allow Hillary to unite the country. The American
public would question every decision she would make.
Either McCain and Giuliani could be the president
we need given their past experiences. McCain's a war
hero, having survived his ordeal as a prisoner of war in
Vietnam. He also tends to vote across Party lines, mean-
ing he may have some friends in the Democratic Party.
Giuliani lead New York City after 911, giving the
people of the city a renewed hope for their futures, showing
his ability to handle a tough situation. Giuliani also tends
to vote across Party lines, more specifically on abortion,
gay rights and gun control. However, if either potential
candidate expects to win, they would have to do a major
rehaul on the image of the Republican party, as many
have lost faith in the Republicans over the last six years.
Will politics continue on this steady downward
spiral? Not if our generation does something about it.
We need to make our voices heard. The last couple of
elections have had a low turnout coming from the 18
to 24 demographic; 2008 is the year this changes. If
you're not happy with the way things are in this country,
register, pay attention to the issues between now and
then and vote. Make a difference.
LOANS
PEOPLES. REPUBLIC"fCHINA
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PIRATE RANTS
Clarissa never did explain it all.
If you have to bad mouth a
professor, don't you dare do it in
front of me. I am sick of listening
to you deride a talented and
compassionate instructor just
because you are too lazy to accept
responsibility for your classes!
I'm sick of everyone complaining
about Christianity lately. No one is
making you change religions and
nothing that happens warrants
your biased slander. What's more,
there is no need to pretend that
it's a violation of the Constitution.
No one is saying that you should
run out and praise every religion
there is, but the least you can do
is respect them.
There will always be racism and
discrimination in this world, so
quit complaining and move on
with your life. I'm sure you have
more important things you need
to be worried about.
Tell me how can Alex LaRocca
defend the action of burning a
Bible? You don't have to be a
Christian to be able to respect
their beliefs.
To the person who said there
should be some method for
evaluatingteachersatECU: There
is an evaluation, it comes around
the end of the semester during
finals. You must be a freshman.
I read Pirate Rants while driving
home from class. Probably isn't
all that healthy
My roommate has the goofiest
laugh I have ever heard. She
cracks me up.
I can't believe that I'm starting
to actually see cute boys around
campus. I think they were in
hiding or something. Now if they
would just come talk to me that
would be great.
Yes, you may be pretty, but
you have the most hideous
personality of any one person I've
ever met. Sleeping with at least
seven guys since the beginning
of school does not make you
"cool" it makes you a slut.
I wash my hands before using the
restroom not after because I don't
want to get it dirty and my parents
taught me not to pee on myself.
I have submitted some opposing
viewpoints on the gay issues
and so have other people, but
the only ones printed are the
ones that are from people who
are cool with it. TEC is just like
any other liberal biased media
engine. You label conservatives
as intolerant but really it is you
who are being just as intolerant
as the conservatives are because
you obviously don't respect our
rights to believe what we want to
believe. That is why gay is in the
main, because media ignores
the 90 percent and only reports
the liberal 10 percent s views.
Since when are black and white
considered races? I thought they
were colors! Elementary school
was so misleading!
Never judge a day by its weather.
Didn't vote today. It wasn't worth
the 100-yard walk to the voting
booths. None of them deserves
my check mark beside his name.
This has been going on for a
few years now but apparently,
you cannot say "indian style" in
schools anymore. It is now get
this "criss-cross applesauce I am
so done with political correctness
and this being sensitive B.S.
Guys adjust themselves in public
because it is really uncomfortable
if we don't. If you don't believe
me, stick a cucumber down there
for a day and see how you feel.
Heck even if you do believe me,
try it, it might be fun.
What does a walk-out-of-class
protest have to do with protesting
President Bush andor the war in
Iraq? The people involved with
that just wanted an excuse to
cut class. I hope they had tests
and received zeros and weren't
allowed to make up the tests.
I know the way to eliminate
racism. Everyone's skin color
should be blue, like the Smurfs.
I melt a stick of butter in every
glass of water I drink. It's delicious.
The ECU Marching Band rocks!
The colorguard is awesome and
that trumpet section has the
moves! Go marching Pirates!
I wish I could tell people how
much I think they suck.
I don't practice any religion either
but I don't think it was funny to
set a Bible on fire. It was rude
and very disrespectful and I'm
glad your friend was kicked out
of the dorms!
I don't like being made fun of.

Real men don't use AIM smilies.
I don't put on my headphones in
an effort to be considerate. I put
them on to drown out your whining.
Why are some people so stuck up
and self centered that when you
express your opinion to them they
hold this grudge against you. Even
after you realize they were offended
by it and apologize to them.
I may be a student athlete. But,
I'm still a college student. If school
was just about the athletics and
the academics then we'd all
be bored out of our minds. So,
let me have my beer and keep
your commentscomplaints to
yourself!
I miss Disney World. I spend
every day wishing I could go back.
The price is wrong Mr. Barker, the
price is wrong!
I just want to tell you to take your
fat butt to the gym. You being
this way is not healthy, I'm tired
of hearing you complain about
it, and I'm tired of looking at you.
Exercise. End of story.
I think Wings Over Greenville
is more addictive than any drug
you can get.
You are Cruisin' for a Bruisin
To the guy in White Hall that
stopped and said "ladies first
Thank you for proving that not all
guys are insensitive jerks.
I can't believe the East Carolinian
shortened the Ask Jane answer
about depression to make more
room for Pirate Rants! Where am
I that I am surrounded by people
who care more about trash
talking than real life issues?
Why is it that service sororities
have socials downtown with
social fraternities?
Is anyone else upset by the poor
quality of the bananas at West End.
JUST ASK JANE
Need advice? Want answers? Just ask Jane.
Dear Jane,
None of my friends are really supportive when it
comes to new things that I want to try. They pretty
much always put me down and tell me that I'm crazy.
They might be right some of the time, but it hurts my
feelings either way because they just don't seem to
have any faith in me whatsoever. How do I let them
know that sometimes they should give me and my
crazy ideas a chance before being so quick to give
me the shut down?
Signed,
Supportless but hopeful
Dear Hopeful:
I'm going to presume the "new things you want
to try are simply a little out there and not of an ille-
gal, unhealthy or life-threatening nature. In which
case, I would advise you to talk to your friends. Tell
them how you feel, and that even though you realize
your ideas sound a little crazy to even you at times,
you need their support and understanding. At the
same time, don't forget that friends are often there
to be the voices of reason when we ourselves can't be
reasonable, and that they only want the best tor you.
Since they should have your best interest at heart,
you should keep an open mind to the feedback they
give you. Also, consider striking out on your own
and making a few new friends who have interests
similar to your own. That way, when you want to
try new things, you have a group who will embrace
trying them with you.
Sarah Bell
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The Mourning After
BRIDGET TODD
OPINION WRITER
You've never met Kate, which is too bad. Even
though she probably wouldn't have liked you much
anyway. She might have asked you what bands you
like, and if you gave her the wrong answer, she would
laugh right in your face. In her senior year of high
school, she took to smacking stacks of books right
out of people's arms, then running down the hall in
loud whoops of laughter. She had long frizzy dark
hair and eyes that always made her look like she was
up to something. Kate was rowdy. Kate was passion-
ate. Kate was a little crazy.
The last time I saw Kate was at her job as a
cashier in a department store. She looked tired but
happy, and we made lofty arrangements to meet at
a local bar to watch The Walkmen perform. She
never showed up.
On a Sunday a few months ago, I got a call.
Kate had been killed. The circumstances of her
death remain a mystery. Her last known activity
was captured in a grainy 10-second video clip of
her getting into an unknown car with an unknown
man. She was found faced down in a creek, naked
from the waist down.
On the news, I cringed as Kate was reduced to a
simple cliche. Nancy Grace told America that Kate
was remembered for her kindness and her smile. Kate
would have hated that description of herself. She had
a pretty amazing smile, but my most vivid memories
don't involve her kindness.
Why did Nancy Grace diminish Kate into a
simple cliche? Whenever a pretty girl goes missing,
it seems like news magazine show hosts simplify her
life into a meaningless stock phrase and focus on the
sordid details of her disappearance.
Grace almost looks thrilled - her eyes are wild
as she jumps back and forth from "specialists" on her
panel. Maybe these hosts enjoy it when pretty girls
go missing. They can rant and rave about bloody
knives and previous sex offenses, all in the sancti-
monious name of the slain victim.
Highlighting any aspect of the victim that is
distinctive and making it look like it's responsible for
her death is another offensive mistake. For Kate, it
was that she loved to go to hardcore shows. I watched
angrily as people who never even met Kate went on
television talking about bad girls making bad choices
and winding up dead. They turned Kate's story into
a cautionary tale for what happens when girls don't
do what they're told.
Another worrying aspect of Kate's disappear-
ance and death is MySpace.com. Ever the MySpace
adversary, Grace was quick to point out that Kate
was a "sometimes" user of the Web site. She repeat-
edly told America that Kate logged onto the site
mere hours before her disappearance. Grace is able
to use a stranger's death to crusade for her own
sociopolitical agenda.
Kate's use of MySpace also makes me worry that
she will soon wind up on the Web site Mydeathspace.
com. The site archives the still active MySpace
accounts of deceased youths along with their
obituaries and details surrounding their deaths.
The site claims it provides an "opportunity to pay
your respects and tributes to the recently deceased
MySpace.com members
Tim Burton-esque skulls and creepy tombstones
adorn the site. It also has a comment feature where
strangers can extol the means of death. It's hard
to believe that this site is meant to be a reverent
way for friends to pay their respects. This becomes
especially true in light of the fact that the site doesn't
ask permission from any family member or friend of
the departed.
Grieving for the loss of a friend is difficult, but
I never thought there would be so many additional
worries. I don't want to have to be afraid that Kate
will wind up on some gruesome tally of pictures
with a grisly sentence summing up her death. I don't
want Kate to be made into some poster child for
someone's conservative agenda. She deserves much
more than that.
Letter To The Editor
The following letter to the editor has been shortened
due to space restrictions. The full letter is vailable
online at theeastcarolinian.comopinion.
Daniel Corbin's response to "Not everyone is
Christian" is very admirable. It's obvious that he thor-
oughly examined the original article before responding.
1 just wanted to add a thought or two. I was an active
member of Campus Crusade for Christ for two years.
Many have questioned using the word "crusade" in the
organization. Campus Crusade for Christ. I think this
is a valid debate. Many people, upon hearing the word,
will automatically think of the military expeditions
undertaken by European Christians in the 11th, 12th and
13th centuries to recover the Holy Land from the Mus-
lims. However, I believe that for the Christian campus
ministry, they are not referring to the historical wars,
but to the definition, "a vigorous concerted movement
for a cause or against an abuse" (American Heritage
Dictionary). In this case, the cause is Christ.
I also wanted to point out that Christian organiza-
tions are not the only organizations on campus that
advertise "free food" and then mention the organization's
name in small letters on the bottom. Many organiza-
tions on campus also do this. I have designed many ads,
and often a company's logo is put on the bottom purely
because they wanted to advertise a particular activity,
product, service, etc. and not focus on the sponsor, busi-
ness, company, etc.
I understand the frustrations that one might have
from walking through Wright Place and being bom-
barded with a number of pamphlets or flyers. I admit
that when I'm in a rush to get to my next class, I will
purposely walk on the other side of the courtyard and
avoid eye contact if I see anyone with a stack of colored
quarter sheets. I also will admit that before I became a
Christian, I was really annoyed with the self-righteous,
assertive, dogmatic Christians that would constantly
contact me. It's a fact that one of my family members was
interested in Christianity but when visiting a Church,
was turned off because of this. Since then, he and his
family have instead pursued Buddhism. There are so
many people that call themselves Christians. Whether
they truly follow the Christian doctrine or not, I do
not know. Christians are not perfect, nor should they
claim to be.
Dorothy Wu
Undergraduate Student, Apparel Merchandising





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THE EAST CAROLINIAN NEWS
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2006






Pulse
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 8, 2006 PAGE A5
Horoscopes:
Pirate Buzz
Aries
Do the homework in advance.
When you get to the store you'll
know which is the awesome
deal, and which one is the scam.
There will be a test.
Taurus
You're under pressure from the
competition but that's OK. You
get stronger under pressure,
like a brick.
Gemini
Give the job your full attention for
a little while longer. Once this is
done you'll have time to relax,
but that won't be for a little while.
Hang in there.
Cancer
Be gracious to a person who isn't
quite saying what he or she really
means. You'll be able to tell but
don't make a big fuss. Use it to
your advantage.
Leo
Temptation raises its ugly head.
Don't let it talk you into spending
more time with people you don't
like and less with the people you
do. Loved ones feed you power.
Virgo
Before you begin a new
assignment, make sure you
know what's required. This will
not be easy. The first answer
isn't correct.
Libra
Continue to focus on your career.
You'll be very busy for a while
but not forever. Well, not unless
you take on another big project
immediately.
Scorpio
You can afford a special treat, if
you've been good. Love and luck
come together in a marvelous
way.
Sagittarius
Assume that the person who's
doing the talking is a great
storyteller. Enjoy the show but
don't bet on it being true.
Capricorn
Proceed with caution, and don't
offer to pay everybody's way.
You can afford it but they won't
respect you for it in the morning.
Encourage self-sufficiency.
Aquarius
An easily-overlooked variable is
the emotional component. As
you're analyzing the situation,
take that into consideration. One
who's acting out of character may
be frightened, in some way.
Pisces
Some of the things you've been
worried about actually do need
your attention. The trick is to
figure out which is which, and
do it quickly.
Drink Recipes:
Purple Haze
12-ounce vodka
(recommended: Skyy Vodka)
12-ounce gin (recommended:
Beefeater Gin)
12-ounce light rum
12-ounce Hiram Walker
Raspberry Liqueur
3 ounces sour mix
(Finest Call Sour Mix)
Ice
Lemon-lime soda
(recommended: Sprite)
Lemon wedge, for garnish
Combine first 5 ingredients
in a cocktail shaker with ice.
Shake and strain into a 14-ounce
beverage glass. Top with soda
and garnish with a lemon wedge.
Serve with a tall straw.
Alcoholic Hot Chocolate
2 cups milk
3 12 ounces best-quality
dark chocolate, bittersweet or
semisweet, as preferred
1 cinnamon stick
2 teaspoons honey
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons dark rum, or to taste
Put the milk into a saucepan and
break the chocolate into pieces
and add to the milk along with
a cinnamon stick, honey, and
sugar, and heat gently until the
chocolate is melted.
Add the vanilla and mix with
a small hand whisk and while
whisking, add a spoonful of the
rum first and taste to see if you
want more. Add more sugar if
you want this sweeter, too. Take
out the cinnamon stick and pour
into two cappuccino or cafe
latte cups.
Remember to drink responsibly.
Mendenhall
Movies:
World Trade Center
Wednesday 1108 at 7 p.m.
Thursday 1109 at 9:30 p.m.
Friday 1110 at 7 p.m.
midnight
Saturday 1111 at 9:30 p.m.
Sunday 1112 at 7 p.m.
Sctop
Wednesday 1108 at 9:30 p.m.
Thursday 1109 at 7 p.m.
Friday 1110 at 9:30 p.m.
Saturday 1111 at 7 p.m.
midnight
Sunday 1112 at 9:30 p.m.
How toSurvive on $10 a week
At pnly $0.10 a package, Ramen is the cheapest way to eat for a week.
What to do when you only have $10
left after you pay your bills
SARAH CAMPBELL
ASSISTANT FEATURES EDITOR
If you are a college student, the likelihood of you
being in a situation in which you will have to survive
on a mere10 a week is highly probable. Almost every
month after paying rent, a cell phone bill, lofty credit
card payments and filling up my gas tank, 1 am left
on empty, literally.
Most of the time I am left with a measly10 to live
on for an entire week. Sure, when I lived in the dorm
the thought of starving never crossed my mind since
I depended heavily on the meal plan that my parents
financed, but now the id.ea of starvation intrudes my
every thought.
However, in all honesty, I have to admit from
experience that it is quite easy to survive on10 if you
use your street smarts and put yourself on a strict diet
of PB&J or Ramen, you pick your poison.
First, let me start off by giving you some ways to
eliminate unnecessary costs from your budget. You
do not need to eat out for every meal. You can simply
drop by the grocery store and pick up some Ramen
noodles, PB&J, bread and a jug (that's right, a jug, not
bottle) of water, which can be purchased in a 7-day
supply for around $6.
You are now left with a whole $4 which you can
save for a night when you feel particularly vulnerable
to the whims of fast food chains such as McDonald's
and Taco Bell, which insist on seducing you with
tantalizing aromas. You can eat an entire meal at
either of these fine dining establishments (granted
you have to drink tap water) for around $3.
Now you will have a whole dollar left which means
you can hit up a convenience store and buy a couple
of pieces of hard candy to get you through this tough
time. Sometimes it's the simple things in life that make
us most satisfied. If you are not the hard candy type
of person, try your favorite gum.
Another thing that I find I spend most of my extra
money on is entertainment. In reality, it is absolutely
absurd to spend any money at all on this particular
commodity considering there is something offered
practically everyday on campus for free.
If you want to check out a movie, you can head on
down to Mendenhall Student Center where they play
films Wednesday through Sunday every week. Each
week you can catch a different set of two movies.
In order to find out what's playing, open up the
paper to Tuesday's section of Pulse or stop by MSC
to pick up a copy of the schedule.
There is also a wide variety of other opportuni-
ties to enjoy entertainment on campus which include,
but are not limited to, the foreign film series hosted
in Bate, workshops to prepare students for life after
ECU, documentaries showing at various campus
locales, guest lecturers, bingo and Student Recreation
Center activities.
If worst comes to worst and you absolutely can't
survive on $10 a week, you may want to resort to
begging your parents for money. On the other hand,
you may have been down that road far too many times
already and the sear thought of begging for money
again may be simply out of the question.
If this is the case, you may want to consider asking
a friend or roommate for a bit of cash until your next
payday. You may be surprised at just how generous
your friends can be when they find out just how much
you are struggling to make ends meet.
No matter how you survive from paycheck to
paycheck, rest easy at night knowing that you are
getting an education so that someday soon you can
be living a life of leisure while stressing about more
prominent things, besides simply worrying about
your next meal.
This writer can be contacted at
pulse@theeastcarolinian.com.
Elephant versus Donkey
What political party do you think old Uncle Sam belonged to so long ago?
U.S. party system
allows for choices
SHANNON DAVIS
STAFF WRITER
With the elections of national
and local officials, it is important
to recognize what each politi-
cal party stands for. The beauty
of America is that it provides
freedom; the freedoms of speech,
press, religion and the freedom to
assemble peacefully.
Legally, the functions of each
political party must be in accor-
dance with the federal guide-
lines of an official political party.
Although political parties have no
specific role under the U.S. Con-
stitution, they are regulated by the
constitutions of each individual
state, which organize elections
to both local and federal offices.
Since the mid 1800s, the country
has been limited to occasional
input made by third parties. This
is largely a consequence of the elec-
tion and restrictive laws imposed
on the other political parties. There
have been many political parties
other than the two dominant ones,
which are the Democrats and
Republicans, but most third parties
are generally considered to be of
only minor and short-lived political
significance.
The Democratic party's views
on most issues vary drastically
from their counterpart, the Repub-
lican party. Abortion is a touchy
subject, which the democratic
platform explains as supporting
embryonic stem cell research and
the mother's right to choose. The
budget and economy fluctuate
throughout the decades but the
democrats intend to resolve that by
cutting the deficit in half over the
next four years. Civil rights have
been a battle for generations, which
Democrats want to sustain by
strengthening parts of the Patriot
Act, supporting affirmative action
to redress discrimination and keep
marriage at the state level, rather
than at the federal level.
Typically, Democrats believe
that the development of renewable
energy and efficient vehicles is
important for the oil crisis in the
Middle East. Opposite the usual
Republican platform, most Demo-
crats believe in tighter gun control
and reauthorizing the assault
weapons ban. Immigration has
become the media's new political
hang up. Democrats want to create
a path for undocumented aliens to
earn citizenship, therefore encour-
aging immigration flow, which is
If you are lucky enough to get a spot, try taking an entry level dance class.
Need to pick up one more class?
see POLITICS page A6
Project Road Trip: New Bern
Tryon Palace is one of the biggest tourist attractions in New Bern, the popular tourist town just down the road.
Historic, peaceful getaway
just down the road
JENNY AYERS
STAFF WRITER
The original capital of the
Carolinas, New Bern, is filled with
interesting historical sites and
stops for people of all ages and
inclinations. Great food, pictur-
esque views and fascinating his-
torical North Carolina facts await
you in this one-horse carriage
town. If the fact that the trip takes
less than an hour to complete isn't
enticing enough, perhaps being the
home to Nicholas Sparks is.
New Bern, the second oldest
town in North Carolina, abounds
with history. There are over 150 his-
toric landmarks, including Tryon
Palace, the birthplace of Pepsi,
and a 157,000-acre national forest.
New Bern is chocked full of
interesting North Carolina his-
tory. Perhaps you didn't know
that ECU's drink of choice, Pepsi,
was originally concocted there?
In 1K93, a pharmacist named
see NEW BERN page A6
Some ideas for last
minute classes
AARON BORREGO
STAFF WRITER
Do you need to find an elective
class to have a full course load?
Maybe you just need some ideas
for a class you would like to take
for your own personal gain. Hope-
fully this article will help give you
some ideas of a potential class that
interests you.
If you only need an hour-long
class, bowling might be a good
one for you. Bowling is a very
relaxing and fun class. Seriously,
how can you not like bowling in
an air-conditioned building while
still learning how to play a sport
that is growing in popularity
every year?
OK, if sports aren't your thing
but you still want to have a non-
stressful class, art classes are
pretty nice and you learn how to
do a few cool things in the realm
of design. Drawing, figure draw-
ing and design one are some of
the introductory classes offered
here at ECU.
Another class from a similar
genre as drawing would be a music
class. Lower level violin, guitar
and piano are just some of the
introductory level classes that will
give you a basic knowledge of how
to play an instrument but may not
fall into that easy category.
In the arena of history, his-
tory of America to 1877 or the
history of America after 1877 are
two classes that offer a wealth of
knowledge for the history buff in
you. Even if you are not into his-
tory so much, this class will teach
you about some of the people who
helped found this country and how
they .accomplished it.
Theater arts are one of the
more interesting areas of any
curriculum. Our school of theater
offers intro to acting classes that
I bet are really fun. Being that I
have the acting skills of a rock, I
wish I had thought about taking
something like that just to see
what goes into acting.
If the theater aspect does not
interest you, try taking a begin-
ning level dance class if you can
get in. Not only would it help fill
your schedule, it would break up
the monotony of classroom learn-
ing which is always appreciated in
any concentration.
For something in the area of
gender-based learning, Women
in Classical Antiquity seems like
a pretty interesting class. This
class shows the roles of women
in ancient Greece and Rome. It
will also depict the contributions
of these women and the general
attitudes towards these women in
their respective societies.
Lastly, we will venture into
the land of foreign languages and
studies. If you want to learn about
foreign cultures you might want
to consider taking a class such as
intro to Asia or intro to Russian
studies. Both emphasize the cul-
tures and their particular norms
in their respective societies.
If it is an actual language
you wish to learn a bit about, I
recommend taking German. It is
an unusual class that helps teach
you about the fundamentals of
the language and the people who
speak it. In this class you are also
exposed to some of the culture
from the German nation.
For more information about
what is offered at ECU, visit ecu.
edu and click on current students.
There you will find download- .
able course catalogs and get more
information about each class that
you are considering.
This writer can be contacted at
pulsetheeastcarolinian.com.





PAGE A6
THE EAST CAROLINIAN PULSE
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2006
NEW BERN
continued from A5
Caleb Bradham experimented
with a combination of kola nuts,
carbonated water, sugar and
vanilla, and invented "Brad's
drink This drink became known
as Pepsi Cola in 1898 and is one
of New Bern's main claims to
fame. Now the restored soda
fountain can be visited and you
can buy a souvenir to support the
North Carolina born soda pop.
One stop history buffs won't
want to pass up is Tryon Palace,
the original governor's mansion.
It is the restored home of British
Royal Governor William Tryon,
built in 1770. The beautiful Geor-
gian-style mansion served as both
home of Governor Tryon and the
capital of the colony of North Car-
olina. Beautifully restored, Tryon
Palace is furnished with a large
collection of antiques and art.
Tour guides outfitted in
period-coordinating costumes
take you around the palace and
conduct an audiovisual orientation
program and crafts demonstration.
My favorite part of the tour was
the end when we were allowed to
explore the gardens surrounding
the palace at our leisure. Winding
paths, an abundance of foliage and
lovely statues make for a very
romantic or reflective afternoon.
Around downtown New Bern,
there are many shops and res-
taurants to visit. From historical
North Carolina trinkets to deli-
cious fudge, the stores have an
array of products to offer, and
even if you can't afford a shopping
spree, they are worth checking out.
As for the restaurants, one of
my favorite spots is Baker's Square
which is a Mennonite owned
home-style restaurant complete
with fresh baked breads and des-
serts. The food is very reasonably
priced and comes in vast, tasty
quantities that will not leave you
going home empty stomached.
There is also The Chelsea,
i mascot of New Bern, the bear, can be seen all over the town.
which features a distinctive menu
including a variety of regional
and international cuisine that's
sure to please everyone's taste
buds. French, German, Cajun,
Italian, Asian and American
regional entrees either are on the
menu or served as specials.
Be prepared for a lot of walk-
ing if you pay a visit to this his-
toric town, but don't worry, there
are opportunities to give your feet
a rest. You can take a trolley tour
and discover three centuries of
history and beauty in a 90 minute
trolley car tour of New Bern.
Of course, if trolleys aren't
exciting enough, you could also
take a carriage tour of the down-
town historic district or choose a
romantic eveningdrive. Whichever
route you pick, you will be relax-
ing in a horse-drawn carriage.
This weekend, you can see the
New Bern Civic Theatre's produc-
tion of South Pacific, the parallel
love stories of couples threatened
by the dangers of prejudice and
existence during World War II.
You can also go on an art walk in
downtown New Bern where you
can meet the artists, enjoy refresh-
ments and stroll the streets. Fea-
tured artists and featured work
will be at Carolina Creations.
There is no doubt that a visit
to the historical and beautiful New
Bern is definitely worth the little
amount of time and gas it will
take you to get there. Plus, most
of the attractions are free and
if you bring a romanticthrifty
little picnic from home, this is a
very inexpensive mini road trip.
If the history or the ambiance
aren't enough, I can assure you that
the fudge makes it all worthwhile.
This writer can be contacted at
pulse@theeastcarolinian.com.
POLITICS
continued from A5
the origin of most Americans.
Since 1856, 18 of the '28 U.S.
Presidents have been Republicans.
In addition to controlling the
executive branch since '2001, the
Republican Party has held majori-
ties in the U.S. Senate and the U,S.
House of Representatives since
1995, except for 19 months in the
Senate in between '2001 and 8008.
Republicans currently hold 28
governorships and have outright
majorities in 20 state legislatures
compared to the Democratic
party, which has 19.
The Republican party pro-
motes adoption and abstinence
and frowns upon abortion clinic
referrals. Civil Rights are main-
tained through supporting the
advancement of women in the
military and using the Patriot Act
to track terrorism.
The Republican platform says
that homosexuality is incompat-
ible with military service and dis-
agrees with gay marriage being
recognized from the states. The
energy and oil topic is addressed
with the statement, "no manda-
tory carbon emissions controls
They have a pro stance on gun
control, wanting to open more
public land to hunting and no
longer issuing gun licenses. The
use of biometric data is believed
by Republicans to better track
foreign travelers, allowing only
legal immigrations.
The Democrat and Repub-
lican parties are the two major
U.S. parties, but there are dozens
of third parties; the most well
known of these are the Green,
Labor and Libertarian parties.
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WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 8, 2006 PAGE A7
ECU's Inside Source
i Stokes starts over
Play over 40 yards that ECU's
defense has relinquished in 592
total attempts this season; the
lone play was a 60-yard screen
pass for a touchdown from
West Virginia quarterback
Pat White to Darius Reynaud,
putting WVU up two scores
40,000
Maximum approximate crowd
for the ECU-Marshall football
game on Saturday given by
associate athletic director and
director of ticket operations in
Pirate Radio radio interview on
Tuesday; Wetherbee said that
Marshall's allotment is sold out
and that approximately 2,300
Tickets for the Troops have
been sold
2
Recruits on the men's
basketball team from Ricky
Stokes' first season that are still
with the team; Sam Hinnant
is now a sophomore and
Courtney Captain a senior;
Quinton Goods transferred
to Charleston Southern while
junior college transfer Tyronne
Beale transferred to Bowie St
a Division 11 team
Ricky Stokes' mixture of four returnees and 10 newcomers should be a better recipe for success in his second season as ECU coach. Jeremy Ingram was absent when the picture was taken.
Key Returners
6
Hometowns of men's basketball
players that are within 115
miles in driving distance to
ECU; James Dillard, Taylor
Gagnon, Jeremy Ingram,
Josh Sweeley, John Fields and
Greyson Sargent all are from
less than two hours driving
distance from Greenville
Courtney Captain
G, 6-1, 185, Sr.
Galveston, Tex.
ECU Roster
The lone senior will
be moved back to
his natural shooting
guard slot after play-
ing in all 28 games
and starting 18 as a
junior college trans-
fer. Stokes is counting
on his perimeter shot,
which ranked second
among C-USA lead-
ers in three-point
field goals per game
in 2005. Captain
will be counted on
to make smart deci-
sions as the team's
leading assist distrib-
utor, shoot over zone
defenses and provide
veteran leadership.
Jeremy Ingram
G, 6-3, 190, Jr.
Kinston, N.C.
The Wake Forest
transfer suffered a
knee bruise in the pre-
season, but an MRI
came back negative.
Ingram had a MCL
tear hampering his
sophomore season.
Despite the injury. He
is the team's leading
returning scorer and
most accurate three-
point shooter. Ingram
will provide leader-
ship, likely starting at
the shooting guard or
small forward slot. He
will defend the oppo-
nents' best offensive
weapon and is a good
free throw shooter.
Sam Hinnant
G, 6-4, 190, So.
Charlotte, N.C.
12
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Coaches' selection for
preseason order of finish for
the men's basketball team in
Conference USA; Memphis
was picked first while the
Pirates are in last, behind
Marshall and Southern Miss
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Junior of the women's
basketball team, Nicole
Days a 6-foot forward from
Burgaw, N.C; the women's
roster has three freshmen, six
sophomores and two seniors
They said it
"We have a group of young men
that are working extremely
hard, and one thing I will say is
they get along extremely well.
One of the things we decided 9
as a staff is We wanted to
increase our chemistry so we
moved everybody on campus
This group gets along very well
and a lot of time good chem-
istry can make a difference
-Ricky Stokes, ECU men's
basketball head coach
"One great thing is they're
getting loads of experience.
And that's gonna only help,
you can only get better by
playing These guys, I'll
tell you what, they're work-
ing extremely hard. They're
gonna get game experience.
They're gonna get bigger,
they're gonna get stronger.
They are gonna increase their
game experience. And I'll tell
you, the future for East Caro-
lina basketball will be very
bright with these young men
-Ricky Stokes, ECU men's
basketball head coach
New Faces
Head Coach Ricky Stokes
Darrell Jenkins
G, 5-11, 175, Jr.
Marietta, Ga.
The College of South-
ern Idaho transfer will
run the point guard
slot, logging most of
the minutes as the
ball handler. The left-
hander has excellent
court vision, can shoot
from the outside and
will look to pass first.
Jenkins averaged 9.1
points and 4.3 assists
per game as a sopho-
more, leading his team
to the NJCAA cham-
pionship tournament
Jenkins will need to
value the ball, cutting
down on turnovers
while getting the
offense in motion.
Am
Gabe Blair
F, 6-8, 210, Fr.
Kings Mountain, N.C.
As a freshman, Blair
will contend for the
starting power for-
ward slot. With the
team's lack of size,
he will have to out-
rebound stronger,
more physical play-
ers. He has a good
shooting range, aver-
aging 21 points and
11 rebounds as a high
school senior. Blair's
athleticism will help
him clean the glass,
as well as provide a
presence on the low
block. Blair will have
to mature quickly
and consistently stay
out of foul trouble.
John Fields
F, 6-9, 200, Fr.
Fayetteville, N.C.
The lone scholarship
sophomore provides
depth at the guard
slot and will be asked
to play either shoot-
ing guard or small
forward. Hinnant,
who was named to the
C-USA All-Freshman
team in 2005, is the
only returning player
to start all 28 games
last season and one of
two to average double
figures scoring (10.3).
He is a good perimeter
shooter, and will be
counted on to contrib-
ute more offensively,
hut needs to improve
his defense.
Stokes enters his
second season at ECU
with few expectations.
His team struggled
in 2005, finishing
8-20 and last in C-
USA. Stokes cleaned
house in the offseason,
watching seven players
transfer. The former
Virginia point guard
will count on two
junior college guards
and six scholarship
freshmen. The small
team will have to show
progress to convince
fans that Stokes has
the team headed in the
right direction.
Fields will contend
for the starting power
forward slot and has
the potential to be one
of the top frontcourt
players, both offen-
sively and defensively.
He averaged 17 points,
11 rebounds and four
blocks per game as a
high school en route
to being named the
2005-06 Fayetteville
Observer Player-of-
the-Year. Fields will
be asked to mature
quickly, rebound
consistently and like
many of the big men,
will have to stay out
of foul trouble.
ECU'S basketball team
has 10 new faces
RON CLEMENTS
SENIOR WRITER
It's a good thing the ECU
men's basketball team will have
their names on the backs of their
jerseys because, otherwise, fans
may not know who the players are.
Due to transfers and gradua-
tion, the Pirates return just four
players from an 8-20 team. Sam
Hinnant, Taylor Gagnon, Jeremy
Ingram and lone senior Courtney
Captain are back to lead a young
team with seven freshmen.
The seven freshmen include 6-
foot-10 Justin Ramsey and former
Apex track star James Dillard.
ECU Head coach Ricky Stokes said
Dillard's athleticism has impressed
him the most.
"He's also a basketball player
that happened to play track said
Stokes. "One thing that he provides
is that size, which we didn't have
a lot of guys in that range. We
think he can use his athletic ability
as a defender against the bigger
guards
One freshman who will not see
the court this year is Chad Wynn.
The 6-10 Atlanta native will red-
shirt this year so he can "acclimate
to the collegiate experience, prac-
tice daily, and enhance his frame
with our rigorous strength and
conditioning program is in his
and the ECU basketball program's
best long-term interest according
to Stokes.
While the 255-pound Wynn
will sit out this year, the Pirates
will have another G-10 freshman
that will play. Justin Ramsey, a
260-pound native of Chesapeake,
Va is expected to boost rebound-
ing for a team that is expected to
miss the productivity of Corey
Rouse, who graduated.
"We have a lot of young guys
on the inside that are not as fully
developed as they will be in the
future, hut I think they are athletic
enough to rebound in this league
said Stokes. "We're going to get
challenged playing against bigger
and stronger teams, so our guards
on going to have to help with
our rebounding.
"We've made some excellent
strides defensively since we began
practice. We have better under-
standing of where we need to be.
We've also made some improve-
ments offensively and are begin-
ning to recognize where our shots
will come from out of the offense.
We have to continue to work on
rebounding
Stokes cited two guards
that could help with some long
rebounds.
"Jeremy Ingram has done a
good job of rebounding as has
Brandon Evans, who is a tena-
cious defender and rebounder
Stokes said. "We're demanding
that all our guards help on the
boards. They're all going to have
to box out and get rebounds
Ingram, a transfer from Wake
Forest, will be playing in his
first full season at ECU. The 6-3
guard played last year but missed
the first part of the season due to
transfer eligibility rules. Evans is
a 6-2 true freshman from Liberty
High School in Jackson, Term. The
18-year-old averaged 20 points,
six rebounds and four assists per
game while leading his school to
a state title as a senior.
Creating a better assist-to-
turnover ratio is another area of
concern for Stokes and his staff.
Turnovers were one of the reasons
Stokes' first season in Greenville
was unsuccessful and something
he has addressed with his young
team this year.
"We only allow guys one
turnover per practice before they
are penalized Stokes said. "We're
trying to make them cognizant of
valuing each possession
As the lone senior on a team
with so much youth. Captain
said he has been impressed
with the attitudes and talents of
the freshmen.
"They're all competing and
give it everything they've got
everyday Captain said. "When
they mess up, they want to learn
something and know what they
did wrong and try to get better
Captain added that, in the past,
that willingness to learn was some-
thing missing from the program.
"In the past, if somebody
messed up, they'd get an attitude
and turn their head and they think
they already know what they did
wrong and they don't want to hear
it the 6-foot guard from Galves-
ton, Tex said. "But these guys,
they want to know. They come to
you and ask questions. I think it's
a different team from in the past
Aside from the freshmen, the
Pirates also have a pair of junior
transfer guards who Stokes is
expecting to help lead the team.
Cory Farmer from Tallahas-
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THE EAST CAROLINIAN SPORTS
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 20O6
Lady Pirates build
solid foundation
Wake Forest is three games away from the Atlantic Division title and a berth in the ACC Championship.
Ranked Wake Forest embracing
i underdog role at last-place FSU
The women's basketball team have a newfound camaraderie headin
Baldwin-Tener has
hopes for postseason
JARED JACKSON
STAFF WRITER
Following the best season
in 14 years, the women's bas-
ketball team has high hopes for
the school's second-ever NCAA
Tournament berth. The team
lost three seniors, but the core
of returning players have Pirate
fans excited about a new season.
The Pirates (17-12, 8-
8 Conference USA) surprised
experts by finishing eighth
in C-USA in 2005. ECU was
recently selected by the confer-
ence coaches to finish seventh.
EC I' Head Coach Sharon
Baldwin-Tener is pleased with
her team so far entering the first
game Nov. ll at James Madison.
"I have been impressed both
offensively and defensively with
our entire team said Baldwin-
Tener. "We are much farther along
than we were at this point last
year, but we still have a long way
to go before our season opener
The Pirates return all their
players from last year except
LaToya Morton, Ebonee Downey
and Catherine Cooley. For many
teams, losing such valuable
players could be a problem. For-
tunately, ECU features seven
sophomores that played signifi-
cantly last season
"I've been very pleased with
all of the sophomores Baldwin-
Tener, who received a pay raise
in the offseason, said. "1 think
that each of them have improved
considerably I think all of them
have a lot more pride, and have
raited the level of expectations
Jasmine Young had the big-
gest impact as a freshman last
season, when she received recog-
nition as the C-USA Freshman-
of-the-Year, becoming the first
BASKETBALL
continued from A7
see, Fla. Community College
and Darrell Jenkins from the
College of Southern Idaho have
Stokes excited about his backcourt
because of their experience and
ability to shoot the ball. Jenkins
led all scorers at the annual
Purple-Gold scrimmage on Oct.
81 with l! points.
With so many new players,
chemistry was something Stokes
knew he would have to address
immediately. The former Virginia
player and Virginia Tech head
coach instituted mandatory team
functions so create team bonds
and build the chemistry and
familiarity that is so vital on the
basketball court.
I think this is a closer team
Stokes said "We made some
changes We've moved everybody
on campus, We have mandatory
breakfast checks, We've done
a lot m the preseason that has
challenged the kids Hopefully
their chemistry, by spending a
loi o time together, will show on
the court"
fans can get their first look
at the new faces Saturday. The
Pirates open the season by hosting
the Morgan State Bears at 6 p.m.
This writer can be contacted at
sportsdtheeastcarohnian.com.
Pirate to do so in C-USA history.
Young averaged IS points
and 5.3 assists a game,
while logging an average
of 37.8 minutes per game.
"It just motivates me to do
bigger and better things this year,
and help my team get farther and
to the postseason said Young.
Along with Young, the
Pirates returns second team all-
conference player Cherie Mills.
Mills, who has improved her con-
ditioning in the offseason, is the
team's returning top scorer (16.1
ppg) and rebounder (7.6 rpg).
Baldwin-Tener thought that
Young would be the leader of this
year's team but has watched the
improvement of LaCoya Terry.
"I think we have a couple
of leaders. Last year I think
"Young" was probably a leader,
but this year along with Jasmine
Young, LaCoya Terry has really
stepped up Baldwin-Tener said.
She also added that
Terry is one of her team's
most improved players.
"I think LaCoya Terry is
going to be the one that surprises
people Baldwin-Tener, who is
in her fifth season at FXU, said.
"She started some games last
year and came off the bench in
others. She came in and worked
in the summer on her shot, and
so I think she may be a surprise
to some people that are going to
key on Jasmine and Cherie
No one player or a few play-
ers make the team, however.
The success of this team rests
on using their youth to their
advantage.
Seniors Cherie Mills and
6-foot-l- Amanda Mills will be
asked to score in the frontcourt
while freshmen Erica Crumlin
and 6-foot-5 Lauren Cochran
give the Pirates unprecedented
height in the Baldwin-Tener era.
The lone junior Nicole Days,
Gabriels Husarova give the
g into the 2006-2007 season.
Pirates six players above six-feet.
Sophomores Jessica Slack,
Alicia Person, Impris Manning
and freshmen Shana Franks
give Baldwin-Tener depth on the
perimeters.
The increased expectations
forced Baldwin-Tener to upgrade
to a tougher non-conference
schedule than normal.
"When it comes to the sched-
ule, I think we're really playing
a really tough non-conference
schedule, Tougher than since I've
been here Baldwin-Tener said.
"I think that some of them close
rivals ODU, N.C. State we also
have F'lorida State coming to our
tournament. All of the games
are going to he really tough for
us. 1 think in conference. Rice
is the team to beat. After that,
everybody is fighting
Even with the tougher sched-
ule, Baldw in-Tener thinks a post-
season berth is possible.
"Our goal is to go to the
postseason the former Georgia
assistant said.
Young, the sparkplug point
guard is raring to get the season
underway. Young is looking for-
ward to the first game against
the Dukes.
"Our first basketball game at
JMU, because they killed us last
year and now since we are used
to playing with each other, we're
a better team said Young. "It
will be a good game. They went
to postseason last year and we
didn't. 1 think we can match them
The season should be very
interesting for the Pirates. The
buzz surrounding the women is
unmatched since FXU joined C-
USA. The Pirates will play the
first five games of the season on
the road before hosting r'lorida
A&M at Minges Coliseum Nov.
86 in the team's home opener.
This writer may be contacted at
sports@theeastcarolinian.com.
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health care providers-currently and predicted for years to
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(AP) How's this for a reality
check: lMth-ranked and first-place
Wake Forest this week is a touch-
down underdog to a last-place
team.
Here's why that's understand-
able: That cellar-dweller is peren-
nial power Florida State.
"You've just got to look at
the past. Florida State has great
history, great tradition every
year, great athletes, they recruit
what's said to be the best athletes
in the country linebacker Stanley
Arnoux said Tuesday. "And we're
just 111 ol' Wake Forest
Maybe not anymore.
The preseason pick to finish
last in their division, these
Demon Deacons (8-1,4-1 Atlantic
Coast Conference) instead have
emerged as one of the nation's
success stories.
They're one win shy of
the 62-year-old school record
of nine victories in a season.
They're tied with Maryland atop
the Atlantic Division, and berths
in the league championship
game and the Orange Bowl are
within reach.
"We're always going to have
to surprise teams, because we're
not one of those powerhouses,
Texas, Notre Dame receiver
Kevin Marion said. "We just find
a way to win
They've created an identity
and built their program by thriv-
ing in the underdog's role, a task
that's somewhat simpler this week
because, well, they're still the
underdog.
"It's a little bit of a wake-up
call for our kids, we're 8-1, we're
ranked, all that kind of stuff, but
in the end we're going down to
Florida State as underdogs coach
Jim Grobe said. "If you think
you've arrived, nobody else thinks
you have
Beating the Seminoles (5-
4, 3-4) would go a long way
toward validating Wake Forest's
season. The Demon Deacons are
0-14 against Florida State since
it joined the ACC in 199'2, and
their only win in Tallahassee
came in 1959.
"I guess from the outside look-
ing in, everybody always looks at
Florida State as the toughest team
in the ACC (along with) Miami,
(Virginia) Tech Arnoux said.
"We've been the underdog a lot
lately. It's just motivation. We've
just got to keep rolling
Grobe said the big challenge
this week is allowing his play-
ers to appreciate what his team
already has accomplished, while
reminding them that they still
have plenty to prove.
"It's wanting the kids to
understand that it's really good
to be 8-1, it's really good to be
ranked in all the polls, it's really
good to have people talking about
you Grobe said. "But what got us
here was playing hard and win-
ning on Saturday, and what will
get you out of there in a hurry
is losing.
"I want our kids to embrace
the good things that are going on
right now, but I want them to be
smart enough to figure out that
the only way good things continue
to happen is if you keep winning
he added.
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Mendenhall Great Room 7:00 p.m 9:00 p,m.
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East Carolina's student-run campus newspaper was first published in 1923 as the East Carolina Teachers College News (1923-1925). It has been re-named as The Teco Echo (1925, 1926-1952), East Carolinian (1952-1969), Fountainhead (1969-1979), and The East Carolinian (1969, 1979-present). It includes local, state, national, and international stories with a focus on campus events.
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