VOLUME 82, ISSUE 29
NEWS SINCE 1925
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 14, 2006
If you missed MTV
Gideon Yago, last
week don't sweat it.
Read a recap of the
The Ledonia Wright
Cultural Center is
offering students a
way to voice their
opinions and ideas
Dialogue on Diversity
Aundrae Allison and
the Pirates won their
fourth straight, running
past Marshall 33-20
on Saturday afternoon.
Read the football
recap to realize why
the home finale was
Darrell Jenkins had
a double-double en
route to a season
opening 86-67 rout
of Morgan State.
Read the basketball
Brock Young, a
Raleigh based point
guard is one of four
basketball recruits to
ink in the early signing
period. See how
Ricky Stokes' second
recruiting class stacks
Pictured from front row left to right are the cadets Theodore Brennis, Anthony Sawyer, Justin Lujan, Rebecca
Deal, Scott Kamp, Johnny Sokolosky, Aaron Lewis, John Jarnagin, Thomas Barsalou and Aaron Olsen.
ROTC team earns
Ten cadets from the ECU
ROTC program competed in the
F.astern Region ROTC Fourth
Brigade's Ranger Challenge at
Fort Pickett, Va from Oct. 27-29.
The team placed second overall
among 19 participating colleges
and universities from Virginia
and North Carolina. Participating
schools included UNC, NCSU, NC
A&T and Campbell University.
Virginia Military Institute fin-
ished in first place.
The Ranger Challenge features
the best cadets from participating
schools. It covers eight events,
which are the Army physical fit-
ness test, basic rifle marksman-
ship, construction and execution
of a one-rope bridge, patrolling,
weapon assembly, orienteering, a
hand grenade assault course and
a 10-kilometer road march. The
ECU team finished first among
all teams in physical fitness, BRM
The Ranger Challenge plays
an important role in furthering
cadets' development as leaders and
future Army officers. .
Aaron Olson, a junior nurs-
ing major, was among the cadets
chosen to participate in the Ranger
Challenge. He attributed their suc-
cess to their teamwork and spirit.
"We had great team effort he
said. "We had awesome trainers
to support us. The captains that
helped us are seniors in the ROTC.
Since first place went to VMI,
ECU is the North Carolina state
champions for the competition
The Ranger Challenge occurs
once a year during the fall semes-
ter. The competition takes months
to prepare for; participants begin
their training in the beginning of
the semester. Tryouts for anyone
interested to be on the Ranger
Challenge team begin the first
week of the semester. Cadets
have to prove their competency of
land navigation, do well in their
physical training and always be
in attendance to take part in the
competition. Due to the restricted
number of people allowed to be on
the team, it is a rigorous process to
choose who is most eligible.
Olson reported that the ECU
ROTC cadre assured that the
Pictured from left to right, Cpl. Ward, Cpl. Brisken, and Lt. Cpl. Siebenthal share their experiences.
Wounded marines speak out
in honor of Veteran's Day
Sponsored by Students
for the Defense of
In an effort to show support for
the U.S. military and honor veter-
ans, the Students for the Defense
of Democracies hosted a speaker
from the Wounded Warriors
Organization yesterday, Nov. IS
Lt. Col. Thomas C. Sieben-
thal, the Officer in Charge of the
Injured Support Unit, spoke to
ECU students and faculty as part
of Veterans Appreciation Day.
Siebenthal, along with a
few soldiers from the Wounded
Warrior Barracks, spoke to stu-
dents about the barracks and the
Wounded Warriors Organization.
The Wounded Warrior Bar-
racks, which are located at Camp
Lejeune, N.C offer emotional and
physical support to injured marines.
The barracks allow wounded
marines to share their experiences
and connect with others going
through the same recovery process.
Siebenthal said the Wounded
Warrior Barracks give the injured
marines a place to heal with
other soldiers going through the
same ordeal. By being around
other wounded marines, the sol-
diers have a chance to share sto-
ries and open up about fears
which helps them to recover.
The goal of the organization is
to help the injured soldiers transi-
tion out of the military or return
to active duty with a higher moral.
Siebenthal also spoke to stu-
dents about the importance of
honoring and remembering vet-
erans of the U.S. military. He
believes that everyone should
show appreciation for veterans no
matter what their political views.
"On a personal level I would like
to thank all of our past as well as
present soldiers Siebenthal said.
The Students for the Defense
of Democracies sponsored this
event to encourage students
to stand behind our military
and remember U.S. veterans.
"We feel that regardless of
one's political affiliation it is nec-
essary to steadfastly support the
U.S. military said Chris Federici,
Vice President of the Students
for the Defense of Democracies.
"Everyday, U.S. soldiers put
their ideological beliefs aside
and risk their lives to serve their
country. We wanted to recog-
nize that courage and honor
those who have served, been
wounded or killed
Joel Carter, President of
the Students for the Defense of
Democracies, believes that this
was a very beneficial speech for
students to hear. Carter said that
these speakers, some of which were
wounded soldiers, are what Veter-
ans Appreciation Day is all about.
"A lot of times people dismiss
the soldiers because of political
issues, but the root of this holiday is
to honor our soldiers said Carter.
Carter, as well as many
members of the Students for the
Defense of Democracies, hope that
the speakers from the Wounded
Warriors Organization have
made students more patriotic and
shown them why it is important
to support and honor our soldiers.
"Personally I feel that patrio-
tism is extremely important in
times like this in the world
said Carter. "There are a lot of
conflicts around the world, and
I feel we must come together as
Americans before we can actively
fight any other situation. Patrio-
tism can unite us all because this
is our country, our freedom
Next semester, the Students
for the Defense of Democracies
plan to host a policy debate that
will stimulate discussions about
terrorism, defense and security.
This writer can be reached at
Ranger Challenge team was well
fed by cooking hot dogs and com-
mented that they were an encourag-
ing group of people who maintained
positive attitudes throughout the
weekend. The cadre consisted
of Col. Donaldson, Maj. Mcln-
tosh, Sgt. Hill and Capt. Herbert.
According to Olson, there were
two freshmen who were a part of
"There wasn't ever any com-
plaining Olson said. "It was
always a light atmosphere despite
everyone busting their butts to
do well. We wanted to make sure
everyone felt like friends, especially
the freshmen. It's always nice to
know that you're a part of a team
This was an opportunity for
the participants to use the skills
they learned at their field train-
ing exercises to create a bond that
would help them move through the
challenge smoothly as a team.
This was the second time in four
years that ECU earned second place
at the Ranger Challenge. The cadets
demonstrated leadership and team-
work, which helped them excel beyond
the other participating universities.
This writer can be contacted at
More schools will be gaining media specialists thanks to the scholarships.
ECU program benefits
children in rural schools
COLRS Program seeks to
place media specialists
in rural N.C. schools
The Department of Library
Science and Instructional Tech-
nology in the College of Edu-
cation awarded its first Com-
munity Oriented Librarian
Recruitment Scholarships to
eight students working toward
their Masters in Library Science
through the all-online degree
program at ECU on Friday, Nov. 3.
The COLRS, which were
awarded to the students in Joyner
Library, seek to fulfill the growing
need for licensed media specialists
within rural schools through-
out eastern North Carolina.
Dr. John Harer and Dr. Larry
White, who co-developed and
co-direct the COLRS program,
acknowledged the predictions of
researchers who claim that over
the next 15 to 20 years 40,000 to
50,000 library media specialists
will retire in the United States.
Only about half of those posi-
tions will be filled by graduates
coming out of library schools.
"Literally half the positions
could go unfilled so our purpose
is to recruit school librarians
into the profession said Harer
of his and fellow LSIT faculty
member Dr. White's motivation.
LSIT has been awarded the
largest grant of its kind in the state
of North Carolina at $737,000.
The grant was awarded by
the Federal Institute of Museum
and Library Services to fund
the COLRS Program, allowing
45 scholarships to be awarded
over the next three years.
"This grant will allow librar-
ians to continue working in
their communities while going
to school to become licensed
media specialists White said.
"It also allows school districts
in rural areas to have licensed
media specialists on staff that
they may not otherwise be able
In addition to earning a degree
through the LSIT department, the
recipients have to become licensed
media specialists upon earning their
degree and commit to a job in a rural
North Carolina school.
According to Harer because
school libraries are changing with
newly developed technology, librar-
ies today require staff who are able to
utilize as well as teach others to use
electronic resources such as the Web.
I n addition to that, they are gear-
ing the scholarships toward those
pursuing positions in rural school
systems because generally those
positions are more difficult to fill
This year's recipients include
Jill Rene' Bateman-Whitson from
Snow Hill, Daneika Shontell
Bynum from Wilson, Milton R.
Dail, Jr from Washington, Brandi
Caviness Dowd from Carthage,
Laura A. Hiles from Southern
Pines, Gail Holloman Holmes
from Greensboro, Teresa A.
Mullen from Raleigh and Kimberly
Allen Townsend from Greenville.
"Most of our recipients and
most of our students in our
program are late 20s through
early 40s in age and are usu-
ally teachers or people with a
Bachelor's degree and have done
some sort of career first, and this
is a second career said Harer.
"We were very pleased with
all of the recipients and with
the quality of the recipients
The next application review
will be Feb. 15, and Harer and
White have plans to award up to
17 scholarships by March 1 for the
2007 fall semester.
This writer can be contacted at
Student fees to
rise once more
All student fee proposals
approved by the SGA
All of the fee increases that
were proposed were approved by
members of congress at the con-
gressional meeting on Monday.
The congress didn't oppose
any of the fees but the amounts
of the fee increases are now lower
than initially expected.
The maximum amount that
could have been approved was
about $236. A total of $215 was
approved for fee increases for the
2007-2008 academic year.
The main areas of the univer-
sity that will benefit from these
increases are the Athletics, Edu-
cation and Technology, Health
Services, Campus Wellness and
Recreation, Ledonia Wright Cul-
tural Center, University Unions
and Mendenhall Student Center.
These increases will fund things
such as money for equipment and
travel for all athletic teams, the
continuation of legal services to
students, funding for computer labs
and ACE technicians, continuation
of counseling and health care to stu-
dents, and the funding to promote
and advertise programs and events
sponsored by the Ledonia Wright
New developments will also be
made with the funding provided
from these increases in various areas.
Under the University Unions,
the Media Board was allotted
money through this increase to
hire more student staff and to
create a campus television station.
A portion of the money that
will be allotted to Campus Well-
ness and Recreation will go
towards establishing the North
This complex will be a massive
129 acre park that will have numerous
sports fields, lakes and other ath-
letic facilities needed to house state,
national, and regional competitions.
A major factor in the reasoning
of these increases was due to the
increase in minimum wage from $5.15
to $6.15, and the need to efficiently
pay student and professional staff.
Stephanie Coleman, of the
financial division of SGA said,
"When the state mandates salary
increases, the student fees pay
Many faculty members from
each one of these eight different
divisions of the university attended
the meeting and represented why
these increases were needed.
Skip Holtz, head football coach,
Dr. Corey King, assistant vice
chancellor of student experiences,
and Peter Romary, director of
student legal services were among
the, many faculty members that
presented points on why specific-
fees should be approved.
presented in the meeting for the
increase was to try to continue to
see SGA page A2
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 14, 2006 PAGE A2
Campus & Community
We wish to make a clarifica-
tion concerning the story
we ran on the remains of
the New York Tuscarora
Indians on Nov. 9. They
do not want to remove the
skeletal remains from North
Carolina. They are looking
for federal or state land in
eastern North Carolina to
rebury the remains.
Portraits for the yearbook
will be taken this Monday
Visit ouryear.com with ECU'S
code 453 and follow the
steps toward making an
Contact the yearbook
office at 737-1553 or
Come out to the first ever
Talk-lt-Tuesday hosted by
the Student Government
Association. It's happening
today from 5 to 8 p.m. in the
West End Dining Hall. Meet
your Student Government
Officers and representa-
tives, voice your questions
and concerns, enjoy music
provided by WZMB, and win
prizes and give-aways.
Project heart will con-
tinue their service proj-
ect collecting school sup-
plies and money for the
younger Katrina victims
through Dec. 6. Their goal
is to provide each child at
James Johnson Elementary
School with a holiday gift
bag full of school supplies
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Wednesday, Nov. 15 on the
corner of Greenville Boule-
vard and Red Banks Road.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon is
holding their sixth annual
Wednesday. All proceeds
this year will be going to
one of their brothers at the
fraternity who is battling
Contact Stuart Sauls, Phi-
lanthropy Chair, Sigma Alpha
ECU Fall Open House
Saturday, Nov. 18 begin-
ning at Wright Auditorium
at 9 a.m.
Activities will include an
Academic Fair, Student
Life Fair, walking and
bus tours or campus and
tours of residence halls.
There will also be ses-
sions presented by Finan-
cial Aid, University Honors
program, and more.
Contact the Office of
sions at 328-6640 or
Blankets for the Elders
Saturday, Nov. 18 at
between noon and 4 p.m.
Blankets for the Elders is a
group dedicated to providing
blankets for Native Ameri-
cans in colder climates.
They are accepting new and
like-new blankets. They can
be donated at EXN's Fall
Powwow in the brickyard
of Mendenhall from noon
to 4 p.m.
14Tue15wed 16 Thu 17 Fri 18 Sat 19 Sun 20
Native American Heri-
tage Month Smudging
Adrian Jacobs (Lumbee),
a second year medical
student, will give a talk
on smudging. Smudging
is a traditional form of
cleansing and prayer.
The ceremony will then
be performed outside in
the Courtyard between
the Leo Jenkins Cancer
Center and Brody Audi-
Brody, School of Medi-
Club's book fair
4 - 7 p.m.
Ledonia Wright Cultural
5 - 7 p.m.
A program for Native
Ledonia Wright Cultural
Fixing the Middle East
with Roger Tucker
An interactive lecture
reflecting his "One State
Solution" to the Israeli,
8 - 10 p.m.
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Debusmann will discuss
the different practices
and perspectives of
ists compared to those
of U.S. journalists and
American news organi-
Russian Film Series:
"Good Bye, Lenin"
Movies have English
subtitles or dubbing.
Profiling Evil Minds with
Dr. Maurice Godwin
criminal cases, ECU
Professor of Criminal
Justice, will explore
the criminal aspects
of society at large and
the role of the justice
7 - 9 p.m.
ACHIEVE: Saving Time
Researching Your Paper
in Your Room
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
Fletcher Hall Bobby
Great American Smoke-
Wright Plaza and Chris-
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Defining Consent Rape
Carly Love, a local wom-
en's rights activist, will
host workshops focused
on defining the concept
of "consent" and the
importance of rape and
4 - 6 p.m.
Breaking Down the
Walls of Silence
Nancy Hulse will pres-
ent "Breaking through
the Walls of Silence
an interactive lecture.
7 - 9 p.m.
BSU Second Annual
AIDS Benefit Fashion
Center Room 244
council general session
Presented by the
Folk Arts society of
Greenville and ECU Folk
& Country Dancers
Willis Building, First
and Reade Streets
7:30 p.m. lesson
8:30 p.m. dance
Mini Fall PowWow
12 -4 p.m.
Johnny Nap Country
Jazz at Night
South Park: The Movie
Come see South Park:
The Movie and get a
free "Blame Canada"
ECU Fall Open House
ECU Wright Audito-
ECU Hosts Adapted
Cost is $5 to cover
breakfast, lunch, the
and entry into the facili-
ties. Registration begins
at 8:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Community Yard Sale
Proceeds benefit ECU
Biology Graduate Stu-
423 Kempton Drive
12 - 4 p.m.
End of Semester Meet-
ing for Club Sports
Eastern Youth Orches-
A J Fletcher Recital
Student Brass & Cham-
ber Music Concert
A J Fletcher Recital
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Cancer patients test theory at
(AP) Six months ago you
couldn't have paid Gretchen Hoag
to go to a gym. Radiation and che-
motherapy treatments for breast
cancer had robbed her of her hair,
and the idea of being seen in public
like that was repellent.
"I would not have felt comfort-
able said Hoag, 46, who lives in
But today, Hoag is an eager
participant in a new program at
the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill that hopes to more
firmly establish regular exercise as
an effective treatment for common
and debilitating side effects of
breast cancer therapy, includ-
ing pain, fatigue, depression and
Three times a week, Hoag
visits a small fitness center in the
Women's Gym at UNC, where she-
works out ith a personal trainer.
She follows up the exercise sessions
with recreational therapy, includ-
ing biofeedback, designed to help
her maintain emotional balance
and learn to relax deeply.
Exercise programs for cancer
patients are still relatively rare.
For now, there are still too many
unanswered questions about what
types of exercise and recreational
activity are most effective, and how
much is needed for the patient to
see a benefit, said Battaglini, who
hopes soon to launch a third exer-
cise program working with lung
"We want to understand the
efficacy of our program he said.
"That's what the physicians are
Group raising funds to keep
historic mill in Stokes County
(AP) Every now and then,
Krank Blount and Charles Parnell,
the owners of Sheppard's Mill,
get the old machinery wheels of
the two-story mill turning. The
machines whir to life as the smell
of old belts and dust fills the air.
But the sounds of times past
are incomplete. There's no clat-
ter from the old automatic sifter,
no rumble from the granite and
French buhr millstones.
Sheppard's Mill, built by Calla
Hill Sheppard in 1904, remains
intact but is inactive. The mill
produced cornmeal, flour, rye
flour and feed until the 1950s
when Sheppard died and Hurricane
Hazel washed away the wooden
Dunlap's wife, Patti, is on the
historical society's steering com-
mittee that is heading up the effort
to keep the mill in Stokes. Dunlap
says he would also like to help.
"We're trying to preserve
it, and I hope we can do what's
necessary to see that it stays just
like it is, and it be here for years
to come so that other generations
can see what this is about he said.
"We're very happy to work toward
The committee plans to meet
"The primary reason we're
here is to try to get funding to,
purchase the mill Farlow said.
"If these other people buy it, the
state's going to lose this mill.
Stokes County, the region, the
state of North Carolina's going to
lose one of its real treasures.
"It's time to either fish or cut
bait, as the old men say, and we'd
like to fish
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establish ECU as a top notch school.
Dustin Pittman, SGA con-
gressman said, "Competitiveness
and cooperation are two of the
things that these fees will help the
A $150 debt service fee will
also take effect to pay for the
remodeling of Mendenhall and the
Ledonia Wright Cultural Center.
A set fee increase has been
proposed for tuition of $96 for all
students including in-state and
The Transit division didn't
seek funding because of their
partnership with the six apartment
complexes which they provide
The Housing and Dining divi-
sion will provide an informational
session at the congressional meet-
ing next Monday to explain how
they will be funded.
All of the funding approved at
the meeting is only final after it
goes to the Board of Trustees and
the Board of Governors for review
This writer can be contacted at
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Home of the Pirate Rants
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ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR
The music I listen to significantly shapes who
I am. I'm not saying I won't hang out with people
who are into anything different than me. I'm actu-
ally drawn particularly to people who are different.
I just want someone to get the same feeling out of
music that I do. It's an amazing experience.
Have you ever listened to a song and literally
felt it in your heart? If you have, then it doesn't
matter what artists you listen to. The point is to
fall in love with a song and let it take over you for
a few minutes.
If you're into the indie or hardcore scene, rock
on! Take the time to download Bright Eyes or t
Every Time I Die (whom the title of this article $
is from). Either or both will melt your face off, I
can pretty much promise you that. If not, I chal-
lenge you to find an artist or group that you can
be obsessed with. I have a few of my own.
There's a lot of good acoustic out there too.
I find that to be easy to get into. Country seems
to tell stories that are of no interest to me, not to
mention I can't stand the country-ness of it all
anyway. I do consider myself open-minded, but I
have nearly ruled out that entire genre. However,
I respect people who can be in love with it.
Music that moves you can be very therapeu-
tic, especially if you sing or play an instrument
yourself. It drags you in. Maya Angelou once said,
"Music was my refuge. I could crawl between the
space between the notes and curl my back to loneli-
ness If you've heard a song that changes you, you
know what she's talking about. When you play one
of your favorite songs, you never feel quite alone.
It's similar to the effects of reading a good book.
I suggest you do that as well.
This week, take the time to get lost in a song.
See if it makes you feel like a different person.
Music can open your eyes, and ears to anything.
Welcome to Hell
Here's your host, the Advising Center
"The mission of the East Carolina University
Academic Advising Collaborative is to guide, serve
and support students by partnering with academic
departments and support services, to promote
diverse educational experiences, and to foster profes-
sional success and responsible citizensTiip
This statement was found under the Academic
Advising link on ECU's Web site. When I first read
it, I burst out laughing.
Let me start off by telling you my experience
with ECU's finest. I went in like any other student
to talk to my advisor about what classes I should
take and to receive my registration code. All was
fine, and the day of registration I was quite excited
about registering for a new semester of classes.
So on Nov. 6 at 11 a.m. I logged on to Onestop,
selected all the classes I wanted to register for, and
then watched my computer for an hour trying to
register through the blessed "Opal
After calling my advisor, talking to a quite rude
secretary, and leaving a message never be returned, I
was a bit mad at the world, more specifically the advis-
ing center. So I called back two hours later, finally
getting my advisor on the phone, just for her to tell
me that oops, she forgot to let me know that since I
live off campus I had to come on campus to register.
So, after thanking my advisor who's job is to
"guide, serve and support" me for letting me in
on that little secret, I got in my car and headed
off to Minges to get on the bus. When finally
arriving at the library, I registered for my classes
in less than five minutes or so I thought.
Just when sunshine started to brighten
my gloomy day, Opal informed me that the
classes my advisor told me to sign-up for were
for majors only and required pre-requisites
that she should have known I hadn't taken.
So, I marched across campus to the advising
center, just to find out that my advisor had just
left for lunch. So, after the secretary yelling at me
because she didn't understand my problem, I waited
an hour and a half for my advisor to brilliantly guide
me through my problems once again.
I was watching a senior girl who was about to
cry because she couldn't get in to the classes she
needed to graduate being yelled at by the secretary,
who offered no help except to tell other advisors her
problem in a condescending way and laughing at her
after she left. Then I finally went in.
So my advisor happily told me she forgot to
declare my major on the computer the last time I
was here. So one problem is fixed, what about the
chemistry class I can't get into? So this advisor
who is trying to "foster professional success and
responsible citizenship" in me, sends me to a room
number that doesn't exist, in a building that doesn't
have anything related to chemistry.
After roaming the halls there, I finally was told the
right place to go, and talked to someone who wasn't an
advisor, but who should get an "Advisor of the Year"
award. She didn't have a rude secretary, she knew
what she was talking about, didn't forget to tell me
any important information, and she genuinely cared.
Finally, my problems were worked out, and I
ended up taking only three of the classes my advisor
advised me to take, simply because the rest weren't
necessary for me to graduate.
So, the advising center may not guide and sup-
port me, but let me say thank you to the rude secre-
tary and my not-so-helpful advisor because you guys
have helped me to be more responsible for my own
classes, so much that my Undergraduate Catalog
and I have become best friends.
I'm sure there are some good advisors some-
where at ECU, and if you are reading this, please
come find me so that I know that there is some good
left in this unintelligent and quite rude world.
You would think my sorority
would have been nicer to me
considering I was one of the only
skinny, pretty girls they had. Oh
well guess they're just jealous.
Have fun hanging out in the
ghetto and getting fatter!
Can someone please tell
me why I'm paying $200 this
year to park in a gravel lot?
If you're smoking outside and I
walk over and stand next to you,
I have no right to complain about
the smoke. But the next person
who walks over to where I'm
standing and starts puffing up a
storm is going to eat that nasty
little cancer stick.
A suggestion for the "service"
sorority who finished their keg
in 18 minutes, spend more
time doing your "services" in
the community and less time
bragging about your beastliness
andor alcoholic tendencies.
It is people like you who make
our "regular" sororities get bad
reputations. Have some class!
I will put money down on the fact
that your service sorority did not
finish a keg in 18 minutes. You
big fat liar. I have 18 minutes of
free time and would love to see
you do it again.
I went to GMU last Thursday to
see All American Rejects and
Gym Class Heroes. Best show
ever and all I can think about
is Barefoot next year. Can we
please have an awesome band
like these this year? No more one
The Pirate Rants are online
everyday. Read the Opinion
Love sucks because someone
always gets hurt!
I am seriously about to scream
or do something irrational from
Something is wrong when the
Democrats win and terrorist
organizations around the world
claim a victory and celebrate. You
have to think, if the terrorists are
happy, should you be?
I'm not talented at singing, so
I shouldn't sing. You are not
talented in losing weight, so you
shouldn't wear that.
So where exactly was Matthew
McConaughey because he
wasn't at the game?
Am I the only one who thrives
on reading the East Carolinian
everyday? Especially the Pirate
Rants and the Opinion articles?
On any other planet, a broken
water fountain might seem
Power tends to corrupt. Absolute
power is kinda nice.
I hate when you've been up all
day tailgating and drinking and
you plan to go out that night but
then you fall asleep at 10:30. I
knew I should have taken a nap
I wish I could be the Rant of the Day.
I shaved my toes on Saturday and
I think they look very nice now.
I would like to take this moment
to rant about how awesome
our military is. In a recent
study, we were found to have
the best educated military in
the world. 99.3 percent have
graduated from high school. Of
non-commissioned officers, 97
percent have a college degree.
So screw you, Kerry.
My eyes are bigger than my
Girls please start talking to me.
I didn't know floral patterns and
cowboy boots went together.
I love how sororities try to take
a stand for not being a bunch of
stuck up drunks who buy their
friends; but then someone goes
and talks about being "hard core"
by saying they can drink a keg in
18 minutes. And ya'll wonder why
so many have little respect.
I bet $50 Pirate Bucks we beat
N.C. State by two touchdowns!
I'll be your Demi Moore, if you'll
be my Ashton Kutcher.
Is it sad that I just figured out
that TEC stands for the East
Carolinian? Way to be on top of
My roommate and I think we have
undiagnosed narcolepsy with a
side of ADD.
To all my friends - I have low
standards when I get hammered.
Why do you continue to let me
hook up with ugly girls just so you
can laugh at me? I don't like it.
I was at the Galley on the Hill
and one of the cooks at the
Grill took a shot of liquor that
some dude had just brought
him. Keep in mind this was in
front of like five or six people
and he openly announced
it was alcohol! WTF?
Who really starts these chain
Good job Democrats. You
succeeded in tipping the scales
in the Senate and in the House
of Representatives. But, don't
consider this a victory. You
didn't vote for the candidates,
you merely voted against the
I am in college. So why are most
of my classes still treating me like
I am in high school?
I thought I belonged to a
sisterhood. Apparently, I
belonged to a bunch of stealing,
lying girls who thought they were
better than everyone else. Guess
what? You're not and I'm a hell of
a lot cooler than you.
The reason service sororities
have socials still is because you
don't have a governing board at
ECU like Panhellenic or IFC. So
enjoy while you can they'll crack
down on you too, just wait.
I want it to snow already!
I'm not sure if I love you yet, but
I know that I 3 you.
Butterfly in the sky, I can go twice
So, is anyone else considering
contacting that mail-order
Russian bride that e-mailed
everyone in the school?
I hope the Democrats enjoy
their terms because most of the
American people will realize how
they just made everything so
much worse and put Republicans
back into office.
Talk about corruption - dead
people voted for the Democrats.
JUST ASK JANE
Need advice? Want answers? Just ask Jane.
I have gained the freshman 16 and the semester
is not even over. I eat healthy and don't snack on
junk like most of ray friends, but they're not gain-
ing weight, I am. I just want to be in shape the way
I was back in high school. I never had to work out
then and suddenly I'm this fat person that I don't
even recognize. Does ECU put weight-gaining
stuff in their food or what? I just don't sic why this
Gaining weight for nothing
Ahh the dreaded freshman 15. If you want to shed
tlio.se unwanted pounds, you'll need to navigate the
dining halls with caution. Choose healthy foods, avoid
second trips to the buffet line and limit your desserts
Try not to eat late at night or in front of the TV, you
can lose track of how much you consume. Also don't
skip meals even if you're in a rush, it will cause your
metabolism to slow down. Exercise as much as possible
-ifyou live in a dorm with an elevator, start taking the
stairs. Speed walk to and from class, and make extra
loops around the mall if you have time. Try signing
up for some classes at the Rec in your spare time, and
squeeze in those extra trips to the gym no matter
how unmotivated you feel Work on your posture too,
which will make you appear and lee more slender
while strengthening your core Drink tons of water,
and cut out any sodas and sweet teas (as addicting
as they are). Kinally, watch your alcohol intake. Beer
makes people bloat up, no doubt about it. Good luck.
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Minority voters and candidates win big
Iast Tuesday people made it to the polls in large num-
bers to cast their votes i n the midterm elections. If you have
been hiding in a closet and don't know already, 1 am glad
to inform you that the Democrats have regained control of
both the House and Senate in a remarkable turn-around.
Last week's elections were remarkable in the fact that
both Democrats and Republicans mobilized to express
their dissatisfaction with the current state of things
and, in record numbers, they effectively gave some long
awaited change to a failing Congress.
One of the more impressive things about this election
was the impact minority voters had and the success of
minority candidates in key states.
The crucial African American vote won three Senate
seats. In key states like Virginia, Massachusetts and
Rhode Island, black voters turned out in record numbers
to vote and make their impact. In the past two elections
African American voters have struggled with enormous
lines at voting stations due to lack of voting machines
and overall enfranchisement of their votes, but this
year they truly made a difference. Latinos also assembled
in large numbers in states like Texas, New Mexico and
California and tallied over two million votes nationwide.
In addition to the minority vote, young adults also
turned out in record numbers to cast their ballots. For
the second major election in a row, 18 to 29-year-olds
increased their voter turnout. In 8008, eight million 18
to 29-year-olds cast ballots and on Tuesday we saw 10
million go to the polls, so there was a two million vote
increase. Overall, this shows that there is a trend of
increasing voter participation among young adults and
that we are a very important part of the electorate and
politicians need to pay attention to us.
More surprising than the increased turnout of
young and minority voters was the success of minority
candidates. In Massachusetts, Deval Patrick became the
state's first African American governor; he is only the
second elected black governor in the nation's history.
In Minnesota, Democrat Keith Ellison was elected
as the first Muslim to serve in Congress. This is a huge
accomplishment for Ellison because he is not only going
to be the first Muslim in the House of Representatives,
but also Minnesota's first non-white representative.
In Vermont there was another landmark victory
and a first for the nation when voters elected Inde-
pendent Bernie Sanders to become the country's first
self-described socialist to be elected to the U.S. Senate.
When asked, "What do you mean, socialist'?" He said
he believes "government has got to play a v ery important
role in making sure that as a right of citizenship, all of our
people have health care; that as a right, all of our kids,
regardless of income, have quality childcare, are able
to go to college without going deeply into debt; that it
means we do not allow large corporations and moneyed
interests to destroy our environment; that we create a
government in which it is not dominated by big money
interest. I mean, to me, it means democracy, frankly
Which sounds good to me.
According to Mr. Bush, Democratic control of
Congress means, "the terrorists win and America
loses I think if anything, these elections show America
has not lost, but rather won an amazing victory for
minorities and every American man, woman and child,
Join up today
A chance to make a difference, and
the choice is yours
Have you ever had an opinion on something and felt it
would drastically change something for the better? Have
you ever hail that opinion ami see something become
worse because you did not speak up soon enough? Do
you have a sudden urge to get involved on campus,
but cannot decide what your interests might focus on?
I feel that the Student Government Association is
the best opportunity for the common student on campus
to make his or her voice heard. It gives students the
opportunity to change things on campus. Any organiza-
tion on campus for that matter would do the trick. It is
all about taking the initiative to go out and find what
you want to do.
I stopped by the SGA office in Mendenhall Student
Center on Thursday. I am in a fraternity and felt that I
needed to get involved on campus in hopes of strength-
ening myself as a person and to further the name of
my fraternity in a positive manner. I was asked what 1
wanted to do on campus. 1 had a tew ideas run across
my mind, but one idea that kept coming back to me. I
wanted to help the Greek system on campus improve
in all of its areas. I was put into the Elite Leadership
program. The program gives me the opportunity to
build a foundation to work upon.
Say you have a keen interest in changing the way
our university promotes health education and aware-
ness You could join the Elite Leadership program and
promote what you want to do through a committee. You
can take any interest you have in our university and help
shape it by joining a student organization.
Granted, every enrolled student at ECU is a part of
S( i.V Everyone has the opportunity to make a difference.
You ultimately choose if you want to hold a specific posi-
tion where you have the chance to help shape student life
exclusively. If the SGA is not for you, perhaps you could
join College Ambassadors or Campus Crusade for Christ
1 teel that being active at this university is important
because there are issues on campus that I am sure many
students are not happy about. Some of these issues are
the increasing student tuition, improving Greek lite
anil breaking stereotypes. You can go to the meet-
ings they have for these issues and voice an opinion
because the university needs everybody's opinion to
better understand how our university should be con-
ducted. You get rnit of ECU what you put into ECU.
If you have an interest in something and an organi-
zation like the SGA doesn't have a position tor it already,
you can start it up. It will look great on your resume
and give you the feeling of responsibility you have lacked
since coming to college.
So, get out there and make your voice heard. Join
any organization on campus w hen you have the chance.
You never know what opportunities await you.
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 14, 2006 PAGE A4
Focus on details and doing the
job as perfectly as you can. The
closer you get, the more money
you'll make. Virtue has its own
People do what you suggest
because you're so persuasive.
You make them feel special
and cared about, and they'll do
anything for you.
Don't race around thinking you
have to do everything, or nothing
will get accomplished. Take a few
moments to make up a list, and
give it to somebody else.
You're the one with the facts this
time, so don't keep them all to
yourself. You don't have to be
shy; other people need to know
what you know.
There are a few chores that you
simply haven't had time to do.
They'll seem like a comfortable,
familiar routine now. Relax and
Continue your search. You're
hot on the trail of a fascinating
answer. Even if it takes years
to get there, this is a great time
A lot of what you need you
already have, if you can just find
it. Don't go out and buy new,
that's a waste of good money.
You've worked hard, and it's OK
to acknowledge your success.
Let your team know you're proud
of them. too. You're all hot.
Pay attention to what's going on
behind as well as in front of you.
Use the eyes in the back of your
head, without letting on.
OK, you can party hearty now,
as if you needed permission.
Don't waste this opportunity,
though. Get your friends to help
you achieve your objective, and
help them achieve theirs.
It's a tough situation but you're
up to the challenge. You're asked
to be accurate above and beyond
the call of duty, to the nth degree.
Be ready and willing to prove
anything you assert.
Keep the big picture in mind. Let
somebody else do the details.
Explain what you're going to
accomplish, let somebody else
tell them how.
Tuesday, Nov. 14
-Dialogue on Diversity
Ledonia Wright Cultural Center
6- 7 p.m.
-ACHIEVE: Saving Time
Researching Your Paper in Your
Tyler Hall Lobby at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 15
-Russian Film Series
"Good Bye, Lenin"
Bate 2011 at 6:30 p.m.
-Pulitzer Nominated Bernd
Mendenhall at 10 a.m.
Thursday, Nov. 16
-Breaking Down the Walls of
Silence with Nancy Hulse
Mendenhall Multipurpose Room
Friday, Nov. 17
-Jazz at Night
Mendenhall Great Room at 8
Snakes on a Plane
Wednesday 1115 at 7 p.m.
Thursday 1116 at 9:30 p.m.
Friday 1117 at 7 p.m. and
1118 at 9:30 p.m.
1119 at 7 p.m.
Wednesday 1115 at 9:30 p.m.
1117 at 9:30 pm
1118 at 7 p.m. and
MTV journalist offers cultural lessons
What you missed from Gideon
Despite a hearty advertising push from the
student union and university publications, a dismal
crowd filled the seats of Mendenhall for MTV
journalist Gideon Yago.
Expecting to be packed into the auditorium
like sardines with girls waving posters (or pos-
sibly underwear) at the undeniably handsome
on-air personality. I was quite stunned that there
were more people clamoring outside for the start
of whatever movie Mendenhall was presenting
As a communication student who is deeply
concerned with media and its relation to the war
and current events, 1 was expecting an open-ended
discussion on journalists' coverage of the current
Bush administration and the role of 24 hour news
channels in public opinion.
Instead, I received a slightly patronizing lec-
ture on how the "echo boom generation" (us) is
disenfranchised and how the necessity of voting
could change all of that.
Clad in jeans and a blazer, the unshaven Yago
delivered his message from a sleek IBook, a neces-
sity for all badass reporters. It would be petty of
me not to note Yago's coverage of 911, the 2004
presidential election and his documentaries in
Kuwait and Baghdad and his ability to appeal to
Presented in the format of "True Life" and
"Diary viewers were "tricked into watching
Yago offered students an entertaining, informative look at journalism.
something" that seemed familiar but was also
educating the public.
Yago also conveyed his dissatisfaction with
MTV and its programming choices. Follow-
ing 911, the network had broadcasted pieces
involving key players in the tragedy including
Osama bin Laden and American relationships
with the Middle East. However, as time passed
and America longed "to care about meaningless
bullshit again MTV resumed its programming
of shows like "Laguna Beach" and "Jackass
At the conclusion of Prophet Yago's speech,
he delivered his hope that our generation would
soon become enfranchised. Citing our use of
technology and the ability to connect with each
other, Yago posed the question, "What will
spark the change from passivity and insulation
to actual participation?"
He continued by saying that there are 52
million of us in America, outnumbering the baby
boomer generation by five million. Trying to
inspire change, he remarked on our dedication
to products and consumerism while hoping we'd
find another issue more important.
Despite Yago's thinly veiled arrogance and
barely tolerable attitude of those in attendance,
the evening was not a total loss. It is clear that
Yago has good intentions and wishes to rally
his generation into caring about something
other than material things. I just hope that next
time there will be more discussion and less of
a rehashing of all the great things Yago has
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This week in health:
Ledonia Wright Cultural Center offers a variety of opportunities to appreciate and understand cultural differences
Dialogue about diversity
Roundtable discussions help
educate students about cultural
With all the talk about racism and discrimina-
tion going on around ECU'a campus these days,
the Ledonia Wright Cultural Center has decided to
stamp out hate by educating students about different
cultural issues on a monthly basis.
This month, the topic that will he discussed is
Native American culture Students and faculty, some
of whom are Native Americans, will be discussing
Native American history as well as the things that
this culture faces in today's society and on our
The event will be held this Thursday from fi-7
p.m at the Ledonia Wright Cultural Center. Stu-
dents are encouraged to come out, learn and discuss
Native American culture.
"We are really excited about this event. Basically
we want students to really embrace the cultures dn
this campus and to know that the cultural center is
here for everyone, and they are all invited to come
out and learn said Shannon Mulvancy, graduate
assistant at the center.
"Dialogue on Diversity" is the name of the
series that the cultural center will he featuring each
month. Last month's topic focused on international
students and how they adapted to changes upon
arriving at ECU.
The event will be set up like a roundtable discus-
sion where students will have the opportunity to ask
questions and discuss anything related to culture or,
in the case of this month, Native American current
news and history.
The Ledonia Wright Cultural Center also took
part in ECU'S recent Hate Out Week, which showed
students the importance of being tolerant and under-
standing of different races and cultures.
During this week's discussion, events from Hate
Out week will be tied in and discussed specifically
among Native American life on our campus and
The center first opened on ECU'S campus
in 1995 and was named after Ledonia Wright,
a popular professor among students and faculty
Mono can be contracted from everyday places such as a water fountain
Not just a kissing
see DIVERSITY page A5
Mononucleosis, also known as
"mono is an infection caused by
the Epstein-Barr virus. Mono is
not spread as easily as some other
viruses, such as the common cold.
The mono virus is found in saliva
and mucus. One common way to
catch mono is by kissing someone
who has been infected, which is
how the illness got its nickname.
If a person has never been infected
with the Epstein-Barr virus, then
intimate kissing with someone
who is infected can put him or
her at greater risk for contracting
Mononucleosis can be trans-
ferred through other types of
direct contact with saliva from
someone infected with the virus,
such as by sharing a straw or an
eating utensil. A harmless cough
can also transmit the virus, which
means you can contract it from a
complete stranger. Some people
who have the virus in their bodies
never have any symptoms, but it is
still possible to contract the virus
Signs of mono usually develop
four to six weeks after a person has
been exposed to the virus. Mono
is most common among people 15
to 35 years old because this age
bracket is typically the most active
with kissing more than one partner.
Signs of mono include fever,
sore throat, headaches, white
patches on the back of your throat,
swollen glands in your neck, feel-
ing tired and loss of appetite.
The most serious concern
with mono is that the spleen will
enlarge and even rupture. The
spleen is a large gland, which is
located in the upper left side of
the abdomen. The major function
of the spleen is to filter blood
through the body.
Though a ruptured spleen
is rare in people with mono, it
is important to be aware of the
signs because internal bleeding
can lead to death. Signs of a rup-
tured spleen include pain in the
see MONO page A5
Mix it up at lunch, dine with someone new
1119 at 9:30 p.m.
Take a seat initiative
On Thursday, Nov. 16, stu-
dents across America are going
to "take a new seat" during their
lunch breaks in celebration of the
fifth annual Mix It Up At Lunch
Day This project was designed to
foster respect and understanding
in schools and communities.
The purpose of the event
is to incourage students
to meet new people in differ-
ent categories or cliques, and
to get to know them better.
Students across the U.S. are
urged to have lunch with other
students outside their immedi-
ate circle of friends. The event
is designed to break down social
boundaries at schools. Now here on
college campuses are the bound-
aries of group membership more
obvious than in and around the
"Our country is still divided 3,
along lines of race, ethnicity, class S
and tiie like said Mix It Up Direc- -5
tor Taken English. She went on
to say that, "Schools are actually
the third most common venue for 5
People are prejudice to cultures
they are not familiar w ith or do not
understand. This day provides a
chance for students to learn about
customs and ethnicities different
from their own.
Mix It Up at Lunch Day pro
vides students with an opportunity
to bring down the walls in their
schools and get to know people
they may not otherwise interact
Four million students through-
out the country are expected to
participate in this event in hopes of
diminishing social boundaries.
The labeling and grouping on
most campuses tend to put people
in one group and keep others out.
As juvenile as this behavior may
seem, it still occurs on college
campuses. Mix It Up believes in
the power of youth to create and
sustain real change. They want
to provide ideas and tools to help
break the walls of division in
schools and various communities.
After last year's event, orga-
nizers overwhelmingly reported
that Mix It Up Day successfully
encouraged students to cross
group lines and meet new people.
This national event began in
2001 by the Southern Poverty
Law Center and Teaching Toler-
(ince magazine. This is a wonderful
opportunity for ECU's campus
community to have fun while
meeting new people from different
backgrounds and cultures.
The objective is simple - invite
someone new to join you and your
friends for lunch. You can mix it up
by yourself or encourage campus
organizations, student groups,
faculty and friends to join you.
This is a positive outlet to enjoy
the differences of students who
.wander the ECU campus. Before
sitting down at a table to enjoy your
meal, look around you in search of
someone new to join you. It is
possible that a complete stranger
can be your new best friend.
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who started ECU'l first African
American student organization.
"Dialogue on Diversity as
well as past and future events,
will help students become aware
ofthe cultural diversity that exists
on our campus, as well as give
them an idea of how important
understanding culture is not just
on campus, but in all areas of life.
The center is open Monday
through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8
p.m and on Fridays from 8 a.m. to
5 p.m. Students interested in learn-
ing more about "Dialogue on Diver-
sity" or those who are interested in
volunteering with the center are
encouraged to go check it out.
The center also offers math
tutors, a computer lab and many
other services for students. Don't
miss the many opportunities
available and don't forget to take
advantage of the Dialogue on
Diversity session that will be held
on Thursday from 8-7 p.m. at the
Ledonia Wright Cultural Center.
This writer can be contacted at
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New kickoft time for the
ECU-N.C State game; the
game was moved back from
p.m. to cater to a live ESPNU
A special day for the seniors
Number of 200-plus yard
passing games in James
Pinkney s career, setting a
new school record; Pinkney
threw for 270 yards, complet-
ing 21-of-27 passes with one
touchdown against Marshall
Dowdy-F icklen Stadium
season attendance, setting a
new single-season record; the
previous high was 217,742,
set in 2000; attendance at the
ECU-Marshall game (41,372)
was the fifth-largest atten-
dance in school history
Rushing yards for Marshall
running back Ahmad Brad-
shaw on 10 carries against
the KCU defense, a season
low for the back; Bradshaw
ranks first in C-USA in rush-
ing yards, averaging 115.2 a
Number of consecutive years
the ECU men's basketball
team has opened the season
with a win; the Pirates beat
Morgan State 8-67 behind
Darrell Jenkins' game-high
22 points and 12 assists
Seed the KCU women's vol-
leyball team (19-11 overall,
10-fl in C-USA) earned in the
Conference USA Champion-
ship tournament; the Lady
Pirates will face llth-seeded
UTEP in the opening round
They said it
"Well there's no doubt that it's
secial to be at home right now.
There's no doubt; I've sat here
and talked about what it means
to us and how grateful we are
to the Pirate Nation tor the way
they've supported the program;
the way they've come out in
droves. The way the student
body they're vocal, they're into
it, they're active. And there's just
a big time atmosphere in that
stadium when we come home
and play. I can't say thank you
enough, and I don't think anyone
haany ideahovt big a difference
it makes; not only to every player
on the field, but to every recruit
that conies here that's looking at
Catl Carolina; and saying you
know what, I want to be part of
this This is something special,
it's important here"
-Skip Holtz. ECU head coach
"For die younger guys, this was
the first actual big game they've
ever played in. We were nervous
at first, but after we calmed
down, went to the li ker room,
talked to coach Stokes. We came
out relaxed and played harder
We feel really good right nOw. It
feels great to win
-Darrell Jenkins, ECU point
Pirates become bowl-
eligible for the first
time in five years
ECU beat Marshal! on Satur-
day, 33-20, to become bowl-eligible
for the first time since 2001. For
the seniors, earning the victory
in the final home game of their
tumultuous careers is a special'
mark on their time in Greenville.
"It was very special for all of
the seniors, especially the ones who
have been here for five years said
senior quarterback James Pinkney,
who was 21-of-27 for 270 yards and
a touchdown. "We've been through
the highs and the lows, and we're
just going to keep riding this high
right now. We're bowl-eligible right
now, but we're not done yet. We're
For the fifth-year seniors, Skip
Holtz is the third head coach of their
careers. Some players chose ECU
because of the winning tradition
they thought was being built under
former Steve Logan. With Logan's
departure following a 4-8 campaign
in 2002, the ECU program suffered
through two of the worst years in
its history, going 3-20 in two years
under John Thompson.
Last year's 5-6 season in Holtz's
first year at the helm created a
buzz that the Pirates' ship had been
turned around in the right direc-
tion. Saturday's win on Senior Day
cemented that idea and moved the
Pirates one step closer to clinching
the Fast Division of Conference
USA. ECU (6-4,5-2 C-USA) needs
to win at Rice next week to clinch
"This is the last time 1 get to
wear the purple jersey at home
senior offensive tackle Fic Graham
said after the game. "It might get
emotional in the locker room. Those
one and two-win seasons were
something that you want to get out
of your head. To finish off and be
bowl-eligible and get this win over-
shadows all of that. It feels great to be
in the position we are in right now
Holtz said his team will enjoy the
possible bowl game when it arrives.
"It's great, I love it, and it's kind of
a monkey off your back Holtz said.
"But, wejust gotta stay focused with
two games left to play. We're gonna
have time to celebrate the accom-
plishments of what this team has
done, and celebrate the seniors and
everything they've brought to this
program. Just today's not the day
The Pirates are on the precipice
of a bowl bid thanks to a smothering
defense that held C-USA's leading
rushing to just 26 yards. Bradshaw
entered the game averaging 125
yards per game. FXU allowed
Marshall just 35 rushing yards as a
team, the third time in four games
that the Pirates held their opponents
to under 100 yards rushing.
A blocked punt and a pair of
turnovers gave ECU a 20-7 halftime
lead over the Thundering Herd,
which did not allow Marshall to use
its vaunted run game.
"They took us out of our game
plan Marshall head coach Mark
Snyder said. "They did a good job
of whipping us up front and taking
away running lanes and that hurt us
Marshall, which entered the
game leading C-USA in rushing,
used its opening possession to go
to the air, throwing passes on four
of its first five plays to get the ball
deep inside FXU territory as Jimmy
Skinner completed three of those
four pass attempts. The defense
stiffened and held Marshall to a 41-
yard field goal attempt, which was
missed by Anthony Binswanger.
Marshall forced a three-and-out
on ECU's first possession, and Ryan
Dougherty booted a 52-yard punt
to push the Herd back at their own
26. Dougherty had three punts for
140 yards on the day, which made
the senior from Orlando C-USA's
all-time leader in punt yards.
Marshall's next three posses-
sions resulted in a blocked punt
and two Ahmad Bradshaw fumbles.
The blocked punt by sophomore
defensive end Zach Slate was ECU's
first in three years and led to the
game's first score, a one-yard plunge
by senior running back Brandon
Slate realized the importance of
the win and its impact on the seniors.
"It's a tough day for them, but
we owed it to them Slate said.
"Emotionally, they get caught up in
remembering four or five years ago
what they came through and, we as
the younger players needed to step
up and carry them a little bit
After the two teams traded ,
fumbles inside Marshall territory, ,
Kyle Chase stripped Bradshaw, j
which led to a Robert Lee chip shot ,f I
from 21 yards to put the Pirates oj
up by 10.
"Our coaches have been telling I
us that if we get a chance to strip the Steven Rogers jumps with Phillip Henry after Rogers' first career touchdown reception from Aundrae Allison.
ball, go ahead and get a strip on it
said Chase, a senior from Atlanta.
"Somebody was making the tackle
and holding him up and I just hap-
pened to get it loose
A 43-yard pass from Pinkney
to Phillip Henry early in the second
had the Pirates poised to strike
again Another Lee field goal, this
time from 23 yards, put FXU up by
13, and they would never trail
"It's great to win Holtz said.
"I'm really proud of this team and
the way they keep competing and
stay focused. We had an awful lot
to distract us. I was a little worried
about Senior Day. They get out
there and get all emotional, and
don't play very well, but I'm just
really proud of this team
'The Herd was able to get on the
board following a second Pinkney
fumble. The turnover set up a four-
yard scamper by Bradshaw, his 12th
rushing touchdown of the season.
The Pirates responded quickly,
marching 79 yards on seven plays
in just over two and a half minutes,
culminating in a 29-yard touch-
down pass from Pinkney to Henry
to take a 20-7 halftime lead.
The Pirates got a 38-yard Lee
field goal late in the third quarter
to cap a 45-yard drive. Lee, who
would add a 42-yarder in the
fourth quarter to put ECU up 33-
14, made four field goals on the
day. It was the ninth multi-field
goal game of his career, and the
senior's first four field-goal game.
The Herd answered two minutes
later on a Skinner-to-Cody Slate-
41-yard pass. Slate led all receivers
with nine grabs for 140 yards.
ECU used some trickery to
push the lead back to 16. A pitch and
see SENIORS page A7
Pirates rout Morgan State
Men's basketball signs
four in early period
Darrell Jenkins records
double-double in debut
With a nearly brand new roster,
the FXU men's basketball team got
a game-high 22 points and 12 assists
from junior college transfer Darrell
Jenkins to earn an 86-67 win over
Morgan State Saturday night inside
Minges Coliseum in the season-
opener for both teams.
With the Pirates clinging to a
44-42 lead at halftime, ECU out-
scored Morgan State, 42-25, in the
final 20 minutes while forcing 13
second-half turnovers and holding
the Bears to 38 percent shooting in
the second half
"I thought we made a nice adjust-
ment in the second half said ECU
Head Coach Ricky Stokes. "Our
defense and rebounding got better
in the second half Good teams, win-
ning teams, don't give up 42 points
in a half"
The Pirates were out-rebounded
in the first half, 22-20, but turned the
stat the other way in the second half
-crashing the boards for 17 rebounds
to Morgan State's 14.
With seven freshmen, Jenkins
said nerves may have played a part in
the team's lackluster defensive start.
"We were nervous at first, but
after we calmed down and went
to the locker room, Coach Stokes
told us that if we wanted to win
the second half had to be our half
The teams traded buckets and
leads to begin the second half. The
game saw three lead changes in the
first nine minutes before an Ingram
jumper made it a two-possession
game, at 59-54.
Behind the shooting of Jenkins
Jeremy Ingram slams home two of his 13 points in the season opener.
Five Pirates scored in double-digits with Jenkins totalling a game-high 22
and Ingram, and an electrifying
dunk by the 6-3 junior from Kinston,
ECU built a 14-point lead with just
under five minutes remaining.
Jenkins, who led all scorers
with 22 points and 12 assists,said
Ingram's dunk was the momentum-
swinging play of the game.
"We needed big plays like that,
especially from him Jenkins said
about the Kinston native. "He got
the crowd going and got us going. I
think that was the turning point
The Pirates jumped out to a
16-8 lead to open the game, only to
have the Bears claw to within two.
ECU then went cold shooting,
see BASKETBALL page A7
(SID) ECU basketball coach
Ricky Stokes announced the signing
of four players to National Letters of
Intent Monday, including (i-tbot-5
guard Jamar Abrams, Richmond,
Va 6-3 guard Jonate Sherrod, Tar- &
boro, N.C 5-11 guard Brock Young, I
Raleigh, N.C and 6-6 forward
Daquan .loyner, Goldsboro, N.C.
"Overall this class is very ver- 4
satile and athletic which will help Jj
greatly improve our program said .1
Stokes. "We are delighted with the
decision of each of these young men j
to attend Fast Carolina. Each player 'J,
was a top priority for and I know our a
fans will enjoy watching them play g
and getting to know them
Abrams averaged 14.7 points
per game at Highland Springs I ligh
School last season to earn second-
team All-Metro honors. As a junior,
he spent time playing both shooting
guard and small (inward and ranked
second on the team in rebounding
and 3-point field goal shooting, white
he was the team's third leading assist
"Jamar is a splendid shooter
that gives us additional size in the
backcourt stated Stokes "He is an
athletic player that can play a variety
of positions. He has the ability to go
inside, but his shooting range is his
Sherrod elected to stay close to
home by signing with the Pirates.
As a junior at Tarboro High School,
which is about a halt-hour drive from
Greenville, Sherrod averaged 23
points last season.
"Jontae is another athletic and
versatile player that can store and
play both guard positions explained
Stokes. "He attended our team camp
this summer and made a great
impression upon us
Young is regarded by numerous
recruiting services as one of the top
prep prospects in the state. He led
Ricky Stokes thinks Brock Young is
the best point guard in the state.
Broughton High School in scor-
ing each of the last three seasons,
including last season when he aver-
aged 21 points per game and led
the Capitals into the second round
of the state playoffs. Regarded as
an excellent ball-handler. Young
handed out an average of 3.7 assists
and recorded S.4 steals per game,
while making 44 3-pointers during
"We are thrilled to have who
we believe is the top point guard in
the state Stokes said. He is a hard
worker and a tremendous competi-
tor with a great basketball iy I e is
also very fast and will help s create
a more up-tempo style of play"
loyner is the tallest of the
Pirates' signers at 8-6. As a junior at
Goldsboro High School last season,
.loyner averaged a double-double
with is I points and 18.8 rebounds
per game with nearly five blocks
After opening the season with
an 86-67 victory over Morgan Stati-
on Saturday, ECU returns to action
Tuesday night at Richmond. 'Tip-off
is slated for 7 p.m.
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missing on four straight shots on
three possessions in the first half.
Morgan State used the cold spell
to jump out to a 31-25-lead.
The Pirates fell behind by
seven, 34-27, before going on a
16r run to regain the lead with 38
seconds remaining in the first half
on a Jeremy Ingram 3-pointer. The
seven-point margin was the largest
lead of the game for the Bears. ECU
led at the break, 44-42.
Morgan State, after a well-
played first half, was sloppy in the
second half. The Bears were called
for several traveling violations and
even an illegal in-bounds pass with
3:21 remaining on their way to com-
mitting 13 second-half turnovers.
ECU turned over the ball nine
times in the first half The Pirates
had 12 assists in the first half, with
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Jenkins having six on his way to
finishing with a game-high 12.
"I think Darrell does an excel-
lent job advancing the basketball
Stokes said. "He's also sharing the
ball. Anytime when your point
guard has 12 assists, good things
will happen. Twelve assists is a good
night for any point guard
With seven freshmen and Jen-
kins and Cory Farmer as JuCo
transfers, the Pirates have a lot of
new players and Stokes said he was
pleased with the way his team played.
"I didn't sleep well last night,
but I'll sleep better tonight Stokes
said. "They play hard and they love
East Carolina and they're gonna
get better. We're nowhere where
we need to be defensively, but we'll
Both teams entered the contest
with 10 new players on their respec-
tive rosters, and each coach said
they were not sure what to expect
from the other.
"When I spoke before the game,
1 viewed the game as a blind date
because neither one of us knew a
lot about the other Morgan State
Head Coach Todd Bozeman said.
"Obviously, for us, the blind date
turned out bad
The Pirates shot 51-percent
from the floor for the game, had five
players score in double digits, and
6-10 freshman Gabe Blair hauled in
eight rebounds while 6-foot-9 fresh-
man John Fields had four blocks and
12 points. Ingram scored 13 while
Farmer added 11.
Bozeman said he was surprised at
how well the ECU freshmen played.
"I thought ECU's freshmen
did a good job Bozeman said.
"To have freshmen step up and
play like that was big for them.
Freshmen are gonna have good
games, and they're gonna have
bad games. That's just a given
Bozeman knew about ECU's
scoring ability from the perimeter
"I knew they were strong perim-
eter-wise said Bozeman. "Our
inability to guard them at the perim-
eter, we just kind of broke down
ECU will travel to Richmond
today before an intra-state matchup
at UNC Greensboro on Saturday,
and Stokes said he is eager to take
his young team on the road for the
first time to his hometown.
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a reverse to Allison fooled the Herd
defense as they left Rogers wide
open at the two. Allison heaved
the ball downfield for the 34-yard
touchdown pass and the first career
touchdown reception for Rogers.
"It was amazing Rogers said
of the catch. "It felt like it was
The play came on the heels
of a third-and-19 conversion as
Pinkney found senior Kevin Roach
for a 22-yard pickup and the first
down. The senior from Wil-
liamston finished with two catches
for 50 yards, and both for first
downs, in his final game at Dowdy-
"We've come full circle Roach
said. "It just felt great to come out
as a senior and get a win. The
excitement's great around here and
we're just trying to stay focused.
We've got two more games left
on the road, tough games, so we
just gotta stay focused and go 1-0
each week. It's hard to stay focused
because we haven't had this type of
emotion around here for awhile,
but the coaches do a good job of
keeping our heads on straight
With the game in hand, Holtz
pulled some of his starters to get
some younger players in the game.
Allison said he used that time to
savor the moment and reflect on
his two years in Greenville.
Before the game, a plaque
honoring the deceased in the 1970
Marshall plane crash was unveiled
at the visitor's gate of the stadium.
The crowd of 41,372 was the fifth-
largest crowd ever at Dowdy-Fick-
len and helped the Pirates set a
single-season attendance record.
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