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Test your skills at
ECU inducts 28 into
Educator s Hall of Fame
ECU student Rochelle Rice, music therapy and voice performance major.
Reaping the benefits
of studying abroad
The College of Education welcomes new members in their ceremony on Saturday in Fletcher Recital Hall.
1,000 more places
available for other
The College of Education
inducted 28 new members into
the Educator's Hall of Fame on
The ceremony took place at 10
a.m. in Fletcher Recital Hall.
Inductees were presented a
plaque bearing their name and
background in education during
the ceremony. John Swope, associ-
ate dean of the College of Educa-
tion, read each plaque aloud as each
inductee stood to be recognized.
Jessica Davenport, director of
communications for the College of
Education, said that inductees are
those with an outstanding back-
ground in education that family
members, friends and colleagues
wish to recognize by contributing
$ 1,000 to Educator's Hall of Fame
scholarship, which provides funds
for ECU students in the College
Marcy Romary, director of
development in the College of Edu-
cation, said that the first two schol-
arships will be awarded this spring
for the 2007-08 academic year.
"Our goal is to eventually
have a million dollars in the
scholarship fund Romary said.
Among this year's inductees
were Callaree Jarvis Horton,
who, along with her two sisters,
who were also inducted, worked a
combined total of 124 years in the
Callaree herself worked 34
years, mostly as an elementary
school teacher, and taught the very
first kindergarten class at Eastern
Elementary in Washington, N.C
She thinks starting education
on the kindergarten level is crucial
to the rest of children's academic
"When they're that young, you
make such a difference Horton said.
Another long time educator
and inductee this year was Katie
Corbett Johnson, who spent most
of her time teaching second grade
in several different North Carolina
counties including Pitt, Edge-
combe, Johnston and Sampson.
She has also been a member of
Delta Kappa Gamma, a national
honor society for women educa-
tors, for nearly 40 years and has
worked with the organization to
Johnson pointed out that many
fine educators remain unrecognized.
"I feel really humble. There are
a lot of other people that could be
sitting up there Johnson said.
There are currently about 270
members in the hall.with close
to 1,000 more spots'available.
The plaques are located in the
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classroom into a global
ECU has a Study Abroad
Program that is designed to allow
students to travel to different
countries and apply what they
have learned in their classroom
to the reality of that culture. This
program gives students an oppor-
tunity to explore the cultural and
social dynamics of another place.
This experience provides the
student with academic as well as
personal growth that can not be
taught in a domestic classroom. It
allows the students to not just read
about the lifestyles and cultures of
a country but to see these things
first hand and to interact with the
natives of that country.
ECU student, Aimee Sul-
livan, junior media studies and
production major, participated in
the Study Abroad Program last
spring. The program was con-
ducted in Manchester. England.
When asked how the learning
environment was compared to
your typical classroom she replied,
"The classes are a lot smaller,
there were only about 12 people
in my class, it was a very laid back
environment. I only had to attend
class once a week and it was a
seminar and lecture. Most of the
teachers didn't take attendance, we
didn't have tests or exams, there
wasn't much homework assigned.
We called our professors by their
Although this program is a
wonderful opportunity Sullivan
stated that it does have it's pros
and cons. One advantage of the
program was "that you get to go
to a different country and experi-
ence everything! The teachers
are really understanding and laid
back, which gave us a lot of time
to travel Some disadvantages of
the program were "the program
was not very organized. I still
don't have my grades back so I
am 13 credit hours behind. I also
see EXCHANGE page A2
Community looks to
Pictured from left to right are faculty attendees: Michael Harris, Beth
Eckstein, Carolyn Ledford, Dr. John Swope, and Jim Westmoreland.
The giant stone monoliths of Easter Island in the South Pacific are a main attraction in the country of Chile.
Local librarian travels to Chile
Dr. Larry White speaks
on his experience
Dr. Larry White, assistant
professor of the ECU College of
Education's Library Science and
Instructional Technology Depart-
ment, was recently invited by the
United States Embassy and the
Chilean Library Association to
present the key note address at the
11th Annual International Library
Science Conference that took place
Being invited by the U.S.
Consulate to go to Santiago was
nothing short of a pleasant sur-
prise for Dr. White, who had
given a presentation previously
at the International Federation of
Library Associations Conference
in Seoul, South Korea. Evidently,
members of the Chilean Library
Association were impressed by
Dr. White enough to request his
presence and expertise.
In describing what his work
involved, Dr. White said that it
"goes beyond how you work with
"Chile is a really interesting
place White said. "In terms of
its more European nature, kind of
Spain-Western-Europe look to it
than a traditional Latin American
look. The culture is a mix of Latin
and European. It's a very bustling
place. Santiago is surrounded by
mountains on all sides, so it's very
scenic. The people are extremely
welcoming, pleasant and easy tb
work with. It was a very pleasant
Among all the places he vis-
ited, White noted that the San-
tiago Public Library was a tre-
mendous facility; about 250,000
square feet. That's bigger than
an average Super Wal-Mart, and
almost double or triple the size
of most U.S. libraries (including
It was here that Dr. White
suggested that they utilize a
patio located on the fourth floor
of the building, which offered a
scenic view of the city, for public-
"As I was touring libraries and
visiting with librarians, questions
would be posed said White. "I
would then go off and work with
that person, or they would give
me an invitation to please come
to their facility and work with the
staff or address the issue that they
were asking questions about
White worked with academic
library staff and directors on
defining their success in reporting
what they do. Generally speaking,
success is defined by academic
circulation, as well as by activities
they may hold or participate in.
With the internet and other elec-
tronic resources, these numbers
are going down. The question,
which he addressed, became how
to redefine success in the library
White was also requested by
the Chilean Ministry of Educa-
tion to work with Coodinadora
Biblioteca Escolares and her team
on a project to buildestablish a
learning resource center in all
of Chile's 13,000 public schools
see CHILE page A2
Week underway at ECU
On Monday, the fifth annual
Celebration of Internationa Edu-
cation was held at the City Hotel
& Bistro. This years event was
given by Beth Eckstein, with the
Center for Economic Education
in the College of Business and Dr.
Carolyn Ledford, associate profes-
sor in the College of Education.
The focus this year was to
internationalize education through
teachers, concentrating on kin-
dergarten through fifth grade.
Those in attendance ranged
from ECU international students
and student interns to commu-
nity teachers and ECU faculty.
Eckstein, who also spoke at the
event, discussed ways which ele-
mentary teachers can incorporate
the importance of international
trade with their students through
interactive learning. Her focus
included examples of trade between
the United States and Brazil.
A wide variety of activi-
ties were used to demonstrate
the importance of interna-
tional perspectives and how to
incorporate it in the classroom.
"We are trying to develop
global understanding between stu-
dents and teachers said Dr. John
Swope, associate dean for the Col-
lege of Education, about this event.
In fact, only four percent of
American students go on to study
abroad in college. While the rest
of American students are left
learning about otler cultures
through American news outlets.
According to Rosina Chia,
assistant vice chancellor for Global
Academic Initiatives at ECU,
"These news outlets are unable
to give an unbiased world view"
Chia, along with Jami Lei-
bowitz, associate professor of
Anthropology spoke about the
Global Understanding course
that is offered at ECU. Currently
there are Hi institutions around
the world participating in this
course, which allows ECU stu-
dents to discuss a wide range
of topics with international stu-
dents through video conferencing.
"When we know so few stu-
dents can experience interna-
tional perspective, we bridge the
gap with this course said Chia.
The workshop ended with
presentations from international
students attending ECU from
Germany, Ukraine, Poland, China,
Bangladesh, Japan, Costa Rica,
Chile and the United Kingdom.
Each student gave perspective on
the country where they were raised
and how diverse our cultures are.
In the words of Carolyn Led-
ford, associate professor for the
College of Education, we should all
"think globally and act locally
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Campus & Community
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 15, 2006 PAGE A2
In our Nov. 14 article on the
wounded Marines that were
kind enough to speak to stu-
dents in honor of Veteran's
Day, we incorrectly listed the
rank of Lt. Col. Siebenthal.
The East Carolinian apolo-
gizes for the error.
Nov. 13 - 17
Portraits for the year-
book will be taken this
Monday through Friday.
Visit ouryear.com with
ECU's code 453 and
follow the steps toward
making an appointment.
Contact the yearbook
office at 737-1553 or
Nov. 13-15 from 8
a.m. to 3 p.m. in front
of the Graham Building.
The Geology Department will
be holding a mineral rock
sale this Monday through
Wednesday in Wright Place
by the Graham Building.
Geographic Information Sys-
Wednesday, Nov. 15 in Brew-
ster B 102 from 3 to 4 p.m.
ECU's Gl Science Center is
sponsoring GIS day. Dr. Tom
Allen will give a lecture and
demonstration on "Digital
Earth, Virtual Globes and
Geospatial Visualization It
will feature a variety of soft-
ware and imagery for visualiz-
ing geographic phenomena.
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 Epsi-
Wednesday, Nov. 15 on the
corner of Greenville Boule-
vard and Red Banks Road.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon is
holding their sixth annual
Wednesday. Over the past six
years, they have raised over
$10,000 and expect to raise
several thousand dollars this
year. All proceeds this year
will be going to one of their
brothers of the fraternity
who is battling leukemia.
Contact Stuart Sauls, Phi-
lanthropy Chair, Sigma Alpha
ECU Fall Open House
Saturday, Nov. 18 beginning
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, an Admissions
workshop and a Multi-
cultural Student Panel.
Contact the Office of
sions at 328-6640 or
for additional information.
Blankets for the Elders
Saturday, Nov. 18 at
between noon and 4 p.m.
Blankets for the Elders is
a group dedicated to pro-
viding blankets for Native
Americans in colder cli-
mates. They are accepting
new and like-new blankets.
They can be donated at
EXN's Fall Powwow m the
brickyard of Mendenhall
from noon until 4 p.m.
ECU Hosts Adapted Sports
Saturday, Nov. 18 from 9:30
a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in ECU
Student Recreation Center.
Cost is $5 to cover break-
fast, lunch, the keynote
presentation and entry into
the facilities. Registration
begins at 8:30 a.m. Visit
crw or contact 252-328-
6387 for more information.
15 Wed 16 Thu 17
9 Sun 20 Mon Tue
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-
Center Great Room
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 Lobby
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
Mini Fall PowWow
Johnny Nap Country
Jazz at Night
South Park: The Movie
Come see South Park:
The Movie and get a
free "Blame Canada"
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
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
Send us your events for
Log on to theeastcaro-
make a submission
ECU vs. Limestone
One of the most experienced journalists in the business, Bernd Debusmann was named Special
Correspondent for Reuters in October 2005, with a brief to cover the world and provide stand-
back stories that put important developments into context and anticipate trends. He will discuss
the different practices and perspectives of international journalists compared to those of U.S.
journalists and American news organizations.
Mendenhall Student Center Great Room
Police: Accused child molester
faked his own death
(AP) Georgia and Texas
authorities are searching for a
man they believe faked his own
death to avoid trial on charges he
molested his fiancee's 12-year-old
A lawyer for Julian Dale Pip-
kins, 40, of Peachtree City, Ga
told a judge on Nov. 6 that his
client had drowned in a fishing
accident near Galveston, Texas,
days before his trial was sched-
But police say Pipkins' 16-
year-old son, who initially told
police that his father drowned
while the two of them were fish-
ing in Galveston Bay, has recanted
the story, and now says his father
made up the tale and is hiding from
authorities in north Texas.
Superior Court Judge Pas-
chal English Jr. issued a warrant
for the suspect's arrest shortly
after Liston reported the alleged
drow ning, based on the suspicious
"A lot of people have gone to
a lot of trouble because of this
In March, Pipkins was arrested
after his fiancee flagged down
a police officer and told him she
caught Pipkins having sex with
her daughter in their Peachtree
He said Pipkins had been free
on a "substantial" bond and that
the terms of most bonds allow a
suspect to travel within the U.S.
but not outside the country.
Dignitaries gather to break
ground on King memorial
(AP) Friends and family of
the Kev. Martin Luther King Jr.
joined national leaders Monday on
a cold, wet field between the Lin-
coln and Jefferson memorials to
break ground for a national monu-
ment honoring the preacher from
Georgia whose legacy still rever-
berates throughout the world.
"It seems like only a few years
ago that I stood with Martin
Luther King Jr. a short distance
from here on the steps of the Lin-
coln Memorial said Democratic
Rep. John Lewis of Atlanta, refer-
ring to the civil rights pioneer's "I
Have a Dream" speech at the 1963
March on Washington. "He spoke
to the conscience of all of us
"What war has ever resulted
in positive, lasting peace?" asked
King's oldest child, Martin Luther
The memorial will sit on four
acres along the Tidal Basin, fea-
turing stone carvings and a wall
of engraved quotes with water
flowing over them. It will be the
first to honor an African American
civilian on the Mall.
"I think it's about time; it's
appropriate. Martin Luther King,
I don't think, was for one race of
people. He was for all people
said Wilson Ross Jr a Vietnam
War veteran who traveled from
his home in Fayetteville, N.C to
attend the event.
Man Expertly Handles Shark
(KMTR) A 29-year-old
Canadian nian has narrowly
escaped what could have been a
fatal shark attack off the coast of
The Honolulu Advertiser
reported Kyle Gruen of Vancou-
ver, British Columbia, was about
30 to 40 feet offshore Saturday
when a shark grabbed him, caus-
ing a large gouge above his knee
and wounds on the upper thigh.
Gruen used a technique he has
learned as a lifeguard to escape any
further damage from the shark's
jaws, pulling away and kicking it.
Gruen was taken to Maui Memo-
rial Medical Center where he was
Gruen arrived in Hawaii last
Friday to be the best man at a
college buddy's wedding, the
It's a bad way to start a vaca-
tion, said Jeff Gruen, Kyle's brother
who was traveling with him. It's
bad luck, but it could have been a
lot worse. He's really lucky.
Driverless Truck Moves in
(KMTR) A pickup truck
went into reverse in a California
town when its driver got out to
inspect the load.
Police in Irvine had to use a
spike strip to bring the truck to a
stop, the Orange County Register
reported. The vehicle, a 1970 Ford
F-150, was moving backward in an
"Thanks to the engineering of
that truck's front end, it just stayed
in a circle the whole time said
Police Lt. Rick Handfield.
The driver told police he
believed that cardboard loaded
into the back had come loose.
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of Chile's 13,000 public schools
by 2010 (coinciding with Chili's
The biggest challenge White
says he faced was the fact that he
does not speak Spanish. While
many Chileans spoke Knglish and
even though he had a translator,
the time for translation cut down
on time to work.
White hopes to brush up on
Spanish for his work in the future.
White's experience in Chile was, as
he described it, "a positive perspec-
tive on having the ability to get
things done. A lot of places that
you go to they can find a hundred
reasons you can't do something,
they found at least one reason to
After visiting all types of dif-
ferent libraries in a variety of set-
tings with a variety of capabilities
and resources, several points came
to mind. They're kind of summed
up by the philosophy of the direc-
tor of the San Tiago public library:
To believe in what was possible, to
dream of what was possible and to
not be afraid of the work that is
required to bring it to reality.
"That if you had a passion for
what you were doing, and you
could em ision it and dream it, that
with a little sweat you can bring it
to reality. That anything was pos-
sible that way
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didn't have any idea of where 1 was
supposed to stay two weeks prior
to when I was supposed to leave.
I don't know if this was because
of ECU or the program in Man-
chester. Also the exchange rate
was horrible, it cost me about two
times as much to do everything
Though this program did
give Sullivan a few minor head-
aches, when asked would she
do it again she states, "abso-
lutely, if I had the money
This program allows you
to bring back with you not just
knowledge but memories and life
changing experiences. It gives you
a different perspective than what
is printed in textbooks or shown
in the media. It gives you a taste
of culture, first hand.
To participate in this program
there are requirements and an
application process. This program
requires that you have at least a
2.5 GPA (some programs require
a 2.75 GPA). You must also have
completed 30 credit hours, be a
full-time student, and if studying
a language other than English,
you must have four semesters of
college level instruction in that
language. The first step in the
application process is you must
speak with a faculty member that
is going to the country you wish
to study abroad. Next you must fill
out the Study Abroad Application.
This program including tuition
and fees, housing and meals, cost
approximately $5,381.50 for in-
state undergraduate students,
$10,638.50 for undergraduate
for in-state graduate students,
and $10,780.00 for graduate out-
The Study Abroad Program
is an opportunity for students to
leave the ideals they are accus-
tomed to an experience another
country's culture. It is easy to
appreciate life as you have always
known it but to experience some
one else's could change your per-
spective for a lifetime.
This writer can be contacted at
"She's a very
Together we can stamp
out prejudice. It only takes
one voice to make a
difference. Find yours at
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15,2006 PAGE A3
RANT OF THE DAY
Can we just skip to Thanksgiving break?
We all need to take a stand against
television's portrayal of life during
Some students might describe college life an
academic struggle, filled with late night parties,
promiscuous sex and experimentation with drugs ,
a view that correlates with the way college age '
kids act in movies, TV shows and books.
Is this how we want to be represented?
We are the next generation. Why is it that
these risky behaviors enthrall us SO? It is obvious
that this is what we feel we are supposed to do
here. These are the "best years of our lives so
wouldn't we want to remember them?
Society's ideas of what college age kids do
for their four cherished years drive our media
factions. For instance, movies like Animal House
began this tradition of the "party hearty" col-
lege when it exploded in theaters. The Rules of
Attraction depicts students using drugs regularly,
skipping class and even getting drunk with their
own professors. Is there no sacred line between
reality and fiction? Movies and TV shows are
entertaining, that is their purpose.
TV shows like "The OC "One Tree Hill
even "Gilmore Girls which are geared toward
high school and college-aged girls, show col-
lege students and older high school students
participating in the behaviors they should avoid.
In reality, these risky behaviors, drug use, pro-
miscuous sex and faltering academically, directly
affect our futures.
Over-extensive drug use affects people men-
tally for the rest of their lives. Valuable memories
may become inaccessible because of the damaged
nerve endings and cells in the brain. According
to the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alco-
hol Abuse, 31 percent of college students qualify
as having an alcohol problem. This is due to the
rise in binge drinking and the widespread idea
that you cannot have fun unless you are drunk.
These behaviors lead to the academic struggle
that comes along with excessive partying. The
NIAAA states that 2.5 percent of students are
sinking academically directly due to alcohol
use. In these movies and TV shows, the risky
behaviors are reinforced by positive results in
their career fields and their lives that rarely
happen in reality.
The movie and TV society depicts girls ready
to have sex at the drop of a dime. If we want to
reduce this behavior on campus, why are we
allowing these high school girls and boys to
idolize the dramatic slut or the womanizing jerk?
The NIAAA states that about 400,000 students
between the ages of 1H and 24 have unprotected
sex. In addition, the rumor is that one in four
students at ECU has a sexually transmitted
disease. We have to defeat the stereotype.
It is our duty to change.vhat people think
and generalize about how college students act.
Participating in these activities is risky. KCU
is a prestigious university and we need to act
like it. There is a time and a place for this "risky
business and each day at KCU is a chance at
We need to rise to the occasion and eliminate
the idea that we are a "party school Yes, it will
be difficult for the student body to take the ini-
tiative to change that stereotype. It is a common
part of today's common college society to party.
However, we must consider, is it because we want
to participate directly in these risky behaviors?
On the other hand, do college students partici-
pate solely because it is what the movies and TV
tell us to do?
Take a look, it's in a book, a
Thank goodness, my letters are
now GDI instead of the three they
You keep saying I love you more.
And I like it.
I'm going to run to the bottom of
the hill and build a wooden bridge
so I don't have to walk around
the perfectly good one that they
never finished fixing.
Yes, I am aware I have large (and
quite wonderful) breasts. Could
you please stop staring at them?
I don't even wear tight clothes!
You look like an idiot when you
try to see through my oversized
I hate my roommates
want to trade?
Why is the heat in my apartment
set for 75 degrees? I don't
remember signing up to live in
If you only knew what he was
doing with me.
I thought toilet papering
someone's house was cool in
the sixth grade, not now.
I would like to know why
everybody is complaining. The
complaints about teachers, school
work, boyfriends, girlfriends,
roommates Must I continue?
These are the best years of our
lives. Why clutter other people's
lives with mindless crap? I've got
less than six months left here
and I'm gonna enjoy it. Why can't
To the girl who grabbed my butt,
thanks that really made my day.
I hope it was a girl.
Really, I am trying not to be fat but
I am a procrastinator so my diets
always start next week.
Eat your food.
I love our football team. Way to go
boys! Gooooooo Pirates!
Am I the only one that sometimes
feels overwhelmed and
depressed here? Life can get
pretty hard sometimes, we all
know this, so why is it that people
have to act perfectly happy all the
time? We are humans.
Why is it that I was parked in a No
Parking Zone for 15 minutes and
I get towed, but my car breaks
down and I have to wait two hours
for a tow truck?
525,600 minutes I have wasted
listening to that stupid song!
Thanks friends here at ECU!
Is it a bad thing that I wish I could
seduce my professors for A's?
First of all, Chuck Norris jokes
are not funny anymore. Secondly,
how strange is it that Republicans
said that all Democrats have
done since the election is whine,
but now that the Democrats
have the Senate and the House
the Republicans are doing the
whining. Shut up, nothing can
change it and W. is still garbage.
Can we just skip to Thanksgiving
If you're not sexy, please refrain
from singing "Sexy Back at least
After the fog of liking someone
lifts, it is real easy to see all the
problems and issues a person
really has. I want to thank my ex,
now I will second-guess every
girl I'm interested in.
Ain't no party like a Mario party
cause a Mario party is the
Geez people! Just because there
are leaves on the street slightly
covering the markings does not
mean they do not exist! Please
take the two seconds it takes to
check and make sure you are in
I wanted to commend the one
SGA Congressman who actually
stood up and opposed a fee
increase. Too bad SGA approved
every fee increase.
I want it to get cold and stay cold
till mid to late February.
Matthew McConaughey was
not at the Marshall game. It was
just a rumor floating around
campus. How many of you
actually believed that?
I just want to take the time to
thank every person who is in the
military! Even though I am not
for the war, I give you all of my
respect for what you do. I pray
everyday for you!
How can a potter's wheel cost
twice as much as a freakin kiln?
"It was very special for all of the
seniors, especially the ones who
have been here for five years
this makes me giggle
It's because of your lack of vision
that students are priced out of a
Could everyone please stop
making your finger into a hook
at every game? Trying to make
a hook out of your finger looks
almost as ridiculous as the
wolfpack sign. However, giving
away plastic hooks at the game
to the fans is a great idea!
We are the second best football
team in the state, after Wake.
Who'd think that was going to
happen? Ha. State sucks.
I just wanted some ice cream.
I wish my chemistry professor
would stop lecturing the class
on what it takes to pass his
class. I think we get the picture
since we're basically teaching
ourselves the material.
Either TEC doesn't like posting
democrats' views, or there's
not very many of us out there
Stop bashing democrats
because they control the House.
into the comments made is
both childish and ignorant. Get
If you are supposed to be a
friend, even considered a family
member, then why on earth
would you play tattle-tale, instead
of going to the person directly.
I love pancakes.
Yes, I had a party and no, I didn't
JUST ASK JANE
Need advice? Want answers? Just ask Jane.
I am having girlfriend problems. I am wonder-
ing how .should I break up with her after a two-year
relationship because I don't want to hull her But
there is no love anymore in our relationship, What
do you think I should do?
Dear Heart Breaker,
Unfortunately, breaking up is hard to do. Since
you've been invested in this relationship for the last
two years, it probably isn't a good idea to simply walk
out without explanation. I say a good long talk is in
order. No one is going to want to have this discus-
sion, but it's a necessary evil. Begin by telling her
that you care about her and rcspec I her (and that you
always will), but there are some things concerning
your relationship that you need to make know n. The
most important thing is that you explain yourself as
completely and as honestly as possible Explain why
you want out (really it will save her many long
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hours on the phone with her girlfriends wonder-
ing out loud what went wrong) and assure her that
she's still beautiful and worthy of being loved. Yes,
it sounds cheesy, but after this talk, she's probably
going to feel vulnerable, One way to break the ice
on the subject is to ask her how she's feeling about
your relationship, so you can gauge lur response and
have a better idea of what to say and how delicately
lo approach the situation She may tell you that she's
noticed a change Perhaps you two haven't had as
much physical contact, maybe the sparks have gone
out for her, too, and both of you have been too afraid
to say so. If you find out that she doesn't sense any-
thing is different and is still fully satisfied, parting
ways may nol be so difficult or painful, as long as
you're honest. It's unfair to you, too, lo be involved
in something that just doesn't "do it" for you. Remind
yourself (and her) that you will always have the best
of memories and that you don't necessarily have to
disappear entirely from her life; if you're up lor it,
you can still be friends after the dust settles. One of
the scariest things about breaking up (and a lot of
other aspects of life) is simply the change of having
someone by your side and then having to fly solo.
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All dolled up
Barbie almost looks pale by
My niece squeezes my pointer and middle finger
with her little hand in excitement, for weeks now, she
has been asking, no, begging me to take her to Target
and look at toys Santa might bring her.
I guess kids prepare lor the holiday season early.
She squeals, drops my hand and runs toward the dolls.
Tin gonna ask Santa for this she chirps, hug-
ging a Brat?, doll to her chest. I take the doll and
examine it. The doll's name is Cloe. She's a supposed
baby, part of the Bratz Babyz line, yet she's wearing a
pleated miniskirt and a tight-cropped shirt exposing
her midriff. Her bright red lips are puckered like a
supermodel's. She has big flirty eyes with long, curly
eyelashes. I,can't help but notice that for a baby, Cloe
is pretty dolled up.
As a kid, I could play with Barbies for hours, but
now I abhor their excessive make-up, perfect bodies
and lack of ethnic range. When I was young, there
was just fair blonde Barbie or Naomi Campbell-like
brown-skinned Barbie. Even still, while I don't think
Barbies are positive entities for girls to admire, she isn't
as awful as the Bratz dolls.
At least Barbie has jobs. Occupationally speaking,
the woman gets around - she has been a dentist, an
astronaut, a baseball player, a businesswoman, a doctor,
a ballerina, an ice skater and so forth. As a child, I would
make up elaborate plays wherein Barbie struggles to get
to the space station to go to Mars, while first finishing
her baseball game. The Bratz dolls don't do anything,
or at least anything approaching a career. They're sexy
and, according to the Bratz television show, they like to
spend time shopping for clothes and accessories.
And, despite Barbie's large plastic breast mounds,
she looks somewhat tasteful. She wears make-up, but
it is a far cry from the extreme whore make-up of the
Bratz dolls. It is much easier to picture Barbie working
in an office or going to the movies than prostituting
herself. Unfortunately, this is not the case for the Bratz
dolls, who often just wear panties, baby-tees and lip-
stick. Even worse, some of the Bratz dolls are supposed
to be babies. Isn't there something a little unsettling
about a sexy toddler? The sexualization of little girls is
dangerous. It blurs the sexual borders between adoles-
cents and children, which need to stay clear-cut.
As for my niece, I never thought I'd see the day that
I'd hope she'd yearn for a Barbie. Still, maybe she'll ask
Santa for one and then she can spend hours figuring
out how Barbie will finish her businesswoman work
before winning the World Series.
on the Web
The newest form of student addiction
As college students, we commonly associate our
absences from class and failing grades to an exces-
sive amount of alcohol andor partying. It is, after
all, the stereotypical explanation society gives to
justify our misdeeds. However, we tend to ignore
other, newer influences in our lives that are just as
dangerous and addictive as alcohol.
You may he surprised to know that this highly
addictive drug 1 am speaking of is actually the Inter-
net. But how can the World Wide Web even be com-
pared to a mind-influencing drug such as alcohol?
The answer lies in the daily time we spend online.
When I roll out of bed in the morning, I instinc-
tively turn my computer on and check my e-mail,
before even taking a shower or brushing my teeth.
And usually, by the time I'm finished witlrmy morn-
ing computer routine. 1 have less than 10 minutes to
take a shower and make it to class before the Joyner
bell rings nine times. This is something that too
many of us are guilty of and just one reason out of
many that explains the seriousness of an Internet
How about the long nights spent surfing the
Web until four in the morning as a distraction from
a paper you should be working on? Again, I'm just as
guilty of this as everyone else. After all, immersing
myself in the daunting task of finding the absolute
best background picture for my MySpace page is
much more intriguing than writing a four-page
paper on why French people are smelly and mean
Honestly, why even go meet with friends to see
a movie when you can all just download the same
movie and watch it in the comfort of your own
cubicle-sized room? The Internet is an addiction
because of its convenience. Stereotypically speak-
ing, Americans are some of the laziest people in the
world. If we can ship out our dirty laundry to be
washed or buy our groceries online, we will do it.
The same can be said for talking with friends; with
programs like AOL instant messenger, who needs
to meet up on campus and chat?
Don't get me wrong, I owe the majority of My
research project references to the Internet, as well
as many other school assignments, but because of
that I am completely dumbfounded when walking
into Joyner Library. If you gave me a book title to go
look up, I wouldn't have the slightest clue where to
start. That bothers me in a way. As a college student
1 should be able to at least know where to look in
order to find books in my university library, but 1
haven't the slightest clue as to what all the numbers
mean on the sides of the bookshelves - however I'm
pretty certain of what the letters mean.
We are now a nation that needs to be online just
as much as we need electricity. It is such a convenient
tool that we substitute things like reading, playing
sports, going to class and simply going outside for
it. The Internet may not impair your driving or
increase your blood-alcohol level, but it can surely
cause you to fail a class, and the constant inactivity
of sitting in front of a screen all day can hurt your
body just as much.
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 15, 2006 PAGE A4
Focus on doing a very good job,
and gather enormous rewards.
This is not only a lot of work; it's
also a lot of fun.
Be cheerful but consistent.
Don't let the others talk you into
spending money foolishly.
You may have to hire something
done you could do yourself.
Successful people do it all the
Don't think about this moment,
although it's the one you're in.
Think about how what you're
doing will change your life, for
Hide low, and let the storm rage,
without your intervention. You've
earned a little time for yourself,
in your own safe place.
Don't settle for second best. Be
the champion. All it takes is a
little more work at something you
Hold onto what you've acquired,
and get it all organized. File it
where you can find it again.
You and your friends can do
just about whatever you decide.
You're the leader and the planner;
don't doubt that for a minute.
Maintain your course, even if
there are temptations to the left
and to the right.
You have a good team at your
disposal, which makes your life
easier. Tell them what you want
done, and let them come up with
You have an objective in
mind, and don't forget it for a
minute. Don't waste your money
impressing your friends; use it to
It's up to you to believe the
goal can be achieved, without
evidence. It's up to somebody
else on your team to provide the
data. If you don't have somebody
like that, get one.
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3 cups apple cider
1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter,
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1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
8 graham crackers
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
2 teaspoons rum extract
2 cups non-dairy whipped
4 whole cinnamon sticks
4 shots bourbon whiskey
Heat the apple cider in a non-
In a bowl, combine the softened
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place a single cinnamon stick
and a slice of spiced butter.
Pour 1 shot of whiskey into the
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the glass. Garnish with a dollop
of rum-flavored topping and
a sprinkle of graham cracker
crumb mixture. Serve warm.
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Project road trip: Washington, D.C.
The World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. is one of the many opportunities to enjoy free sightseeing in D.C.
An affordable and
A visit to the nation's capi-
tal may sound like something
only done on school field trips or
when money is in abundance, but
you'd be surprised at the appeal
Washington, D.C. holds for the
college student. With a surplus
of free museums, monuments,
memorials and very cheap meals,
this makes for a very exciting,
Merely four hours away from
Greenville, your only major mon-
etary concern is where to stay and,
Packing your car with winter essentials such as blankets could save you if you get stranded.
How to prepare your
car for winter weather
Be ready when cold
We all know that November
leads to some interesting changes
in the daily routine. You never
know what the weather is going
to have in store from one day to
the next so it's best to be prepared
on all levels, from your wardrobe
to your car
Perhaps you had forgotten
about the joys of driving in the
winter and were just going to go
about business as usual. I assure
you, there are several things you
don't want to go without doing
First of all, let's not forget
about our lovely friend, Mr Frost,
who likes to spontaneously visit in
the night If you're anything like
me, you leave in just enough time
to get where you need to be so the
last thing you want to do is be
scrounging around in your car for
something to defrost your wind-
shield with. As driving blindly
is not a sale option and CD cases
don't always do the trick, make sure
you equip your car with a sturdy
ice scraper soon because the cold
times are creeping quickly upon us.
Maybe that was a no-brainer
to you and you are already skepti-
cal as to where this is going, but
please, for your own safety, don't
stop reading just yet.
Assuming you don't want to
end up stranded on the side of
the road, especially in the already
freezing Ohio, you need to be pre-
pared for the worst. In the event
that your car should break down,
you need to have a couple of blan-
kets stowed away in the trunk so
you can keep warm.
Apart from blankets, you
should also already have a gas
can in your car just in case. Per-
haps you should also include a pile
of wood and matches, along with
graham crackers, niarshuiallows
and chocolate bars so that you may
make the most of whatever situa-
tion you find yourself in. Since you
may be dealing with fire, you will
also want to pack some bandages
and burn ointment. You can never
be too prepared.
Something you may not auto-
matically consider is windshield
safety. Any small dings in your
windshield can turn into large,
unfriendly and unsafe cracks in the
w inter due to a process know n as
thermal shock. Not only does this
weaken your windshield, making
it extremely unsafe in the event of
a collision, but it greatly increases
the cost of repair.
While repairing a small ding
costs around $80, a new wind-
shield will costs hundreds. So you
should have any imperfections
checked out before the cold really
Be sure to check all your car's
fluids on a relatively regular basis.
Your oil should be changed every
.1,000 miles and as winter creeps
in, you should ensure that your
engine coolant is also diluted with
water as this prevents freezing and
provides great protection for the
Also, don't neglect to check
your windshield washer fluid and
make sure that it is not diluted
with water as, unlike engine cool-
ant, it will freeze when it hits the
air. Windshield washer fluid is
also very useful in melting ice on
your windshield if you weren't
prepared with that ice scraper we
depending on when you go, Web
sites like expedia.com and trav-
elocity.com offer very reasonable
hotel rates. Also remember that
the more you split the ticket the
better it will be for you, so sign
up as many friends as you can. You
could also get a hotel just outside
of the city on the Metro line and
simply hop a train into D.C. for a
few bucks a day.
Once situated, you need to
know where it is you should go
for a good time in D.C. Obviously
there are the historical monu-
ments and memorials to visit for
a bit of U.S. history and photo
ops. Located within walking dis-
tance of the Washington monu-
ment are the Lincoln, Jefferson,
World War II, Korean War and
Of course the dose of history
doesn't stop with these marble
marvels, there are many free
museums around the city that
hold something for everyone. The
National Gallery of Art holds
pieces by Lichtanstein, Monet,
Seurat, Manet and Renoir. At the
Air and Space museum you can
find moon and space artifacts
and planes galore. You may also
want to check out the Native-
American museum, the city's
For those who are not overly
weak at heart, the Holocaust
museum is very moving and takes
about three hours to get com-
pletely through. When you first
arrive, you are given a "passport"
which describes a Jewish person
who experienced the Holocaust.
Through the various stages of
the museum you read more and
more information about the person
described and eventually discover
whether or not they survived. It's
hard to leave the place with a dry
eye, so go light on the makeup and
bring some tissues.
After you've gotten your fill
of historical sites, there is still
plenty to do in the city. There
are tasty restaurants at every turn
and many of these are actually
quite affordable. If you're in the
mood for a sandwich, you should
check out Foggy Bottom Pub in
Foggy Bottom near the George
Washington University. There's
something on the menu for every-
one and everything is very filling
and affordable at around six dol-
lars a meal.
Alfo in Foggy Bottom is Thai
Place, a relatively cheap and
definitely yummy Thai restau-
rant. Cosi (think Panera, but not),
Potbelly's and California Pizza
Kitchen are all quick, cheap stops
that can be found in various spots
around the city. If you're willing
to splurge on at least one meal,
Nora Asia is an excellent fine
dining establishment located in
Great shopping is also plenti-
ful in D.C, specifically in George-
town. Here you can find practi-
cally any store you desire and then
some. Apart from the typical Gap
and Abercrombie stores, there
are less common retailers such
as H&M and Urban Outfitters as
well as other boutiques and spe-
cialty shops. Whether you're look-
ing for souvenirs for the family or
some fresh duds for your ward-
see ROAD TRIP page A5
Saving lives one search at a time
Yahoo-powered GoodSearch donates
Thanksgiving is getting closer
and closer, and soon the holiday
season will be in full swing,
leaving many people avoiding the
busy malls and running to their
computers to buy gifts for their
friends and family.
As college students, many
of us are left to do our shopping
online simply because we have no
time between last minute home-
work and final exams to get to the
mall and tight the crowd for a few
gifts that we can barely afford.
So, this Christmas season, g
why not shop easily, while doing I
the world a favor too? I'm sure H
some of you may be confused o;
now, so this may clear up a few
Yahoo has recently created a new
search engine, just like regular Yahoo or
Google, except for the fact that every time
someone types in something to search, money is
donated to whatever charity they decide to sponsor.
The search doesn't cost the user anything,
no e-mail address is required, and it isn't all a
big scam to con people out of money. The search
engine, called GoodSearch, works like any other
search site, while adding a good way for people to
show their support for a specific charity, and donate
money, without any even coming out of their pocket.
Search engine advertisers, such as Google.com,
make over 6 billion dollars each year. Internet entre-
preneurs Kev and JJ Ramberg saw how much money
these companies were making, and put their heads
together to figure out a w ay that even a tiny frac-
tion of that money could go to make
the world a better place.
Their keen eye for creativ-
ity combined with business
savvy spawned GoodSearch;
the Ramberg's teamed
up with Yahoo to create a
search engine where over 50
percent of its revenue could
be donated to charity, help-
ing people that probably have
never searched the internet
before. After all is said and
done, each search gives about
a penny toward the user's
pick of any charity.
During the Christmas
season most teenagers, col-
lege students, parents and
people of all ages spend a
ittle time online to search
for the perfect presents
for their loved ones.
If just half of the mil-
lions and millions
of people that
live in America
just once using
see DONATION page A5
Restaurant Review: Moe's Southwest Grill
see WINTER page A5
Let's hear 'em say:
'Welcome to Moe's'
For anyone who has never
experienced the flavor sensations
ass'ociated with Moe's Southwest
Grill along with the innovative
atmosphere splashed with festive
colors, you may be missing the
The burrito can be consid-
ered the perfect meal of choice
for anyone because of the variety
and creativity of the contents in
a burrito. They combine a large
portion of food with a healthy
twist to create fresh, innova-
tive concepts in environments
that resonate with consumers.
This type of restaurant is ideal
for a college town because of the
funky names of food choices on
the menu and the colorful sur-
roundings. The ingredients are
prepared on site right in front
of your eyes in a manner simi-
lar to an old favorite, Subway.
I lowever, not everyone who goes
to Moe's enjoys his or her experience.
Sophomore computer pro-
gramming major Jamaal Cannon
said that the employees sounded
half dead when they recited their
greeting, "Welcome to Moe's" as
he walked into the restaurant. He
went with three other friends and
reported that only one actually
enjoyed their food. He believed that
the food was overpriced and said he
would probably not return.
"They have a variety of food
with healthy selections, but the
theme is lame said senior broadcast
Moe's Southwest Grill is a great place to savor a meal packed full of exotic taste sensations.
journalism major Bill DiNicola.
Hunter Sills, a sophomore
art major is a former employee of
Moe's Southwest Grill. He talked
about his experience working
at Moe's by saying, "It is run
by young people so it was cool.
The atmosphere is inviting and
comfortable to eat in. They play
classic rock music and make awe-
some margaritas. They have weird
name for the items on the menu
such as quotes from the television
show "Seinfeld My favorite thing
to order from Moe's was the Joey
bag of Donuts. It's a burrito. When
I worked there it was like work-
ing at McDonalds but Mexican.
Instead of doing the French fries,
we did the chips
Moe's makes more than just
burritos. They also have nachos,
tacos, quesadillas, salads, fajitas
and other various southwestern
foods. For those who are vegetar-
ians they can make their food with
the option of excluding meats
because they prepare the food
right in front of the customer.
Sophomore criminal justice
major, Rachel King talked of her
experiences at Moe's, "The triple
Lindy is the best burrito I've
ever eaten, in my life. They put
so much food in it, you can't even
eat the whole thing in one sitting.
And when you're in college, you
need your food to last. Plus their
Kaiser salsa rocks. It's also made
fresh in front of you. Its delicious.
The employees are always saying
Hey, welcome to Moe's' to every
person who walks in. That makes
me so happy because they have to
interact with you
The menu is a pop culture
bonanza of Moe's favorite things.
Although some may consider
Moe's pricey, the amount of food
included is overwhelming. If
you're looking for a hearty meal
that could last for more than one
sitting, Moe's is the place to go.
This writer can be contacted at
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2006
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The Lincoln Memorial provides a great view of one of history's leading men.
robe, it can all be found here. You
should also check out Five Guys
restaurant in Georgetown where
they're famous for their burgers.
You can hop on the blue
Metro line and arrive at another
great shopping locale in minutes
Pentagon City mall is home to as
many shopping gems and rare
finds as Georgetown but here
they are all conveniently located
under one roof. The shopping
fanatic w ill certainly not be disap-
pointed with the variety that DC.
has to offer.
When it comes to the night-
life, there are quite a few options
worth scoping out There are
several popular clubs and bars
located in Dupont Circle, Chi-
natow n and Adams Morgan.
Platinum is a club in Chinatown
that plavs popular music that is
approved by the masses while
Black Cat and Felix in Adam's
Morgan play host to more alter-
native music and occasionally
have a DJ Whatever atmosphere
you're looking for. it's not going
to be hard to find something that
tickles your fancy in DC
There's a lot more to Wash-
ington. DC than what makes
its way onto CNN and the like.
The best part of the city is that
you don t have to spend an arm
and a leg to have a good time.
During the day there are many
free memorials and museums to
visit and at night you can hit up
the very affordable restaurants
and bars. Shopping is also a plus
but if you don't have the funds.
you could always start your
Christmas wish list You should
certainly try to take advantage
of our proximity to this historic
and culture rich city the next time
you're planning a road trip.
This writer can be contacted at
pulsetheeast carol inian.com.
continued from A4
how fast each of those pennies
would add up. Just imagine
how many lives each of those
pennies could change.
There are currently over
20.000 nonprofit organizations and
charities benefiting from Yahoo's
new search engine, and more
than 100 charities and schools are
being registered on a daily basis
Charities that users can choose
from include things like Save
Darfur Coalition, the Families of
Muscular Atrophy and the Cystic
Fibrosis Foundation, which has
currently received over SI,500
of revenue simply t'rom everyday
people using GoodSearch as their
search engine for everyday uses.
The number of people and the
amount of money being raised
for all different sorts of charities
continues to rise each day
For example, state charities,
such as The Elephant Sanctuary
in Tennessee have raised more
than SI.800 in only the first few
months of being a part of the
site. This charity helps fund the
country's largest habitat refuge ,
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ECU'S Inside Source
BY THE NUMBERS
Spiders force overtime, send Pirates to first loss
Time remaining when Rich-
mond's Dan Geriot hit a 3-
pointer to tie the score 61-01;
KCU tried to foil but Court-
ney Captain tripped; Geriot's
last-second shot was his only
trey of the game
Ranking of Ryan Dough-
erty in career punt yards in
Conference USA; the senior
punter passed Southern Miss'
Mark Haulman (9,308 yards)
against Marshall with a 52-
yarder in the first quarter; for
his career Dougherty has 2'21
punts for 9,413 yards
New career-high in field
goals by senior place-
kicker Robert Lee who
was named C-USA Special
announced by the league
office Monday; Lee hit field
goals in each quarter con-
necting from 21, 22, 38 and
42 yards out; he also nailed
three PAT's extending his
school-record to 48 straight
(AP) Ryan Butler's 3-
pointer with hit remaining gave
Richmond the lead in overtime
and the Spiders held off ECU
Tuesday night for a 71-67 win.
Following Butler's basket, the
Pirates' Courtney Captain hit two
free throws to cut the margin to
66-65 with 35.8 seconds remain-
ing. Richmond's Peter Thomas
hit a layup, and Captain retaliated
with two free throws with 15.8
Brian Morris hit a pair of
free throws, the Spiders forced
Cory Farmer into a turnover and
Jarhon Giddings hit one of two
free throws with 3.8 seconds to
seal the win.
The Pirates (1-1) led by seven
with 1'2:1,9 remaining. Richmond
came back slowly, finally tying
the game at 61 on Dan Geriot's 3-
pointer with 2.6 seconds left. Over
conds remaining. ECU (1-1)see BASKETBALLpage A7
32 Gabe Blair365-100-010
23 JOHN FIELDS323-50-5
22 Darrell Jenkins261-62-25
5 COURTNEY CAPTAIN367-124-419
4 Sam Hinnant304-86-1016
3 CORY FARMER302-52-3
15 Jeremy Ingram121-21-33
25 JUSTIN RAMSEY90-00-0
12 Taylor Gagnon110-41-21
34 BRANDON EVANS30-00-0
Team Totals RICHMOND (1-0)22522-5216-2967
40 Dan Geriot26-171-314
32 DAVID BREWSTER172-30-16
13 Peter Thomas376-83-416
44 RYAN BUTLER354-120-011
5 Brian Morris422-107-911
4 JARHON GIDDINGS243-4fll1-29
35 Kevin Hovde190-10-00
21 DAVID G0NZALVEZ13o-iflH2-22
10 Duncan McLean40-02-22
54 DREW CRANK2o-qhpj0-30
KCU players that have played I
in the All-American Classic; Richmond center Dan Geriot hits from long-range with 2.6 seconds left to force the game into overtime.
James Pmkncy, who was the
only current player selected
joins former Pirates Jerry
Dillion and Clayton Driver,
who both played 1.993; as
a participant in the sixth-
annual All-American Classic,
Pinkney will play on the Fast
quad under former NFL
head coach Buddy Ryan
Chris Rushing! winning
percentage in his first two
seasons as head coach of the
volleyball team, putting him
fust all-time among Lady
Pirate coaches; Alita Dillon
(I977-H(i) is second with a
w inning percentage of .504
and an overall record of 71-
Halftime - Richmond 34-31.
End Of Regulation - Tied 61.
3 Point Goals - ECU 7-26 (Captain 3-8, Hinnant 2-5, Farmer 1-2,
Jenkins 1-4, Ingram 0-1, Gagnon 0-2, Blair 0-4)
3-Point Goals - Richmond 9-24 (Butler 3-8, Giddings 2-3, Brewster
2-3, Thomas 1-1, Geriot 1-3, Morris 0-6).
Fouled Out - Geriot, Jenkins.
Rebounds - East Carolina 45 (Blair 15), Richmond 34 (Morris 10).
Assists - East Carolina 10 (Jenkins 3), Richmond 17 (Morris 8).
Total Fouls - East Carolina 25, Richmond 23. A- 4,125.
Chris Rushing has led the women's volleyball team to a 39-22 record since taking over the head coaching job.
Volleyball coaches turn
They said it
With the last two games on the
docket both being on the road,
we're back into our road war-
rior theme As we talked about,
four of the last five were on the
road, under the same premise,
if we want this to be any kind
of special season we're going
to have to be able to win on the
road "these last Iwo games"
So we've got some challenges
ahead of us
-Skip Holts, (I head coach
I w.is nlore ol in a mental slump.
Things just didn't feel the same
when I went on the field. 1 was
over-analyzing everything, you
know trying to think too much
about the win, and what was
going to happen from this sot
on tins hash 1 just took a look at
myself and what I'd been doing;
took a !(xk at the video, and I
Was hitting the ball well, it just
wasn't going in I was missing
by a foot to the left, a tixt to the
right. And you know, it worked
out tor me, I was able to go out
there the past two weeks and put
the ball through the up-rights. "
-Robert Lee. ECUsrniorkukrr
Quentin Cotton leads the Pirates in
(AP) KCU was picked in the
preseason to finish last, yet the
Pirates are on a surprising ascent
to the top of Conference USA's
Defense is a big reason why the
I'irates have won four straight and
are chasing a berth in the league's
"Defensively, I think this
football team has really come
together coach Skip Holtz said
Monday "They're getting better
and better every week
The Pirates (64, 8-8 C-USA)
have improved dramatically on
defense, especially against the rush
during their winning streak
Since beating Southern Missis-
sippi in overtime '20-17 on Oct88,
ECU'S rush defense has climbed
steadily from being ranked in the
triple digits to 75th with a 144.5
Twice in last three games,
the Pirates have posted their best
total defense performances of the
season. KCU held Southern Mis-
sissippi to Iko yards, and Central
Florida was held to 235 yards.
The Pirates slowed some of the
best running backs in the league to
a crawl during the stretch. Mar-
shall running back Ahmad Brad-
sliaw was held to 26 yards on 10
i ai nes in the team's last meeting,
marking the lowest output of the
season for C-USA's leading rusher.
Prior to that, KCU held Central
Florida's Kevin Smith to .50 yards
and Daniion Fletcher of Southern
Mississippi to 59 yards.
"We had the challenge of facing
another lOO-yard rusher Holtz
tackles, averaging 6.3 per game.
said. "In the last four weeks we've
goneagainst Fletcher, Smith and
The Pirates defense has risen
to the challenge in a far cry from
the beginning of the season when
KCU surrendered 403 rushing
yards to Navy.
"I don't know that I have had a
team progress this far, but I don't
know that I have had a team this
young Holtz said. "I said that
preseason that we were going to be
a much more talented defense than
we were a year ago. There are a lot
of young guys that did not play a
year ago. It was just a matter of
them gaining experience
The Pirates list only one senior
and two juniors in their front
seven two-deep roster. Sophomore
linebacker Quentin Cotton, who
played in two games for a total of
eight plays last season, has become
a force for the Pirates and is second
on the team with 57 tackles this
ECU plays its final conference
game Saturday at Rice, and a vic-
tory would vault the IJirates into
the league championship game.
Holtz said his team was wary
of the Owls, who came up with a
big win of .their own at Tulsa in
their last outing.
"This team really gained our
attention, especially when they
beat Tulsa Holtz said. "Knowing
the type of losses we've had to
Tulsa the last two years, for them
to go to Tulsa and win at Tulsa,
they really got everyone's atten-
tion. This is going to be a really
big game for us
Volleyball set for
Chris Rushing has made an
impression on the volleyball program
during his short stint as KCU's head
coach. That's not a claim many vol-
leyball coaches in school history can
boast. Now he has a chance to claim
a larger stake in Pirate volleyball
lore with a potential run deep into
the conference tournament.
Rustling's squad earned a No.
6 seed, their second straight trip
to the Conference USA Champi-
onships in Houston, which begins
Thursday and ends on Nov. 19.
The Pirates (19-11, 10-6 C-
USA) will face No. II seeded
UTEP in the opening round
Thursday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m.
Last season, the Pirates were
just happy to make it to the post-
season. The .1-0 sweep of Southern
Miss in '2005 was KCU's first-ever
win in the conference tourney.
Now, KCU wants more.
The Miners defeated ECU
3-0 in the second round of the
tournament last season, ending
the Pirates' season. UTEP swept
the Pirates earlier this season in
Greenville, as the Miners lead the
all-time series '2-1.
The Pirates feel good about
their chances, ending the year
winning nine of their final 11
matches, including a sweep of
the No. s seed Memphis, who the
Pirates would face in the second
round should they advance.
Another first-round tourna-
ment win gives the Pirates his
fourth 80-win season in school
history. It would be Rustling's
second in as many years.
Rushing became KCU's 10th
volleyball coach in the team's history,
taking over for Colleen Munson who
took the head coaching job at West-
ern Michigan. Munson, who guided
ECU to the C-USA tournament
twice (2001 and 2004) also took
assistant Ryan Manning with her.
Nearly a month and a half
later, Rushing was hired. Ile began
his career at Brigham Young
University where he played for
four years (1986, 1989-91). He
played as an outside hitter on a
team that won the NCAA national
In 1991, Rushing got his first
collegiate coaching experience when
he was hired as an assistant coach at
Utah Valley State College in Orem,
Utah. After only a year. Rushing
went back to his alma mater to coach
his only men's team.
Rushing was an assistant
coach at BYU from 1992-94,
where the Cougars were ranked
No. 8, No. 6 and No. 2 nationally
while he was on the staff.
In 1994, Rushing got his first
chance at being a head coach.
From 1994-95, Rushing served
as head coach for Dixie College in
St. George, Utah. In two seasons
for Dixie College, Rushing led his
team to a 47-27 record and the
first winning season in six years.
In 1996-97, Rushing took a job
as assistant coach on a women's
volleyball team for Arkansas State
Arkansas State went 45-21 in the
next two seasons in the school "s first
two seasons at the Division I level.
The assistant coach job at
Arkansas State propelled Rush-
ing to be hired at the University
of Tennessee-Martin from 1997-
2004. Rushing led the Skyhawks
to two Ohio Valley Conference
regular season championships,
one OVC tournament champion-
ship and the schools first NCAA
tournament appearance. "During
Rushing seven years at UT
Martin the school record was 110-
99. Rushing earned OVC Coach
of the Year twice and coached 13
All-OVC players including one
With a lack of winning tra-
dition, Rushing guided mostly
Munson's recruits to a 20-11
season, which was just the third
season 20-win season in school
history. His win percentage for
last season was .645, which puts
him third all-time in single season
win percentage at ECU.
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the final 9:01 of the second half
and through the overtime period,
the Pirates missed 18 of 15 field
Thomas led the Spiders (1-0)
with 16 points. Geriot added 14,
Morris had Jl points with 10
rebounds and H assists, and Butler
added 11 points.
Captain led the Pirates with 22
points, Sam Hinnant added 13 and
Gabe Blair 10 with 16 rebounds.
ECU Head Coach Ricky
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(AP) The uncertainty is
finally gone for North Carolina.
Butch Davis will be the next coach
of the Tar Heels.
North Carolina (1-9) hasn't had
a winning season since 2001 and
supporters are hoping Davis can pull
ofT the same kind of turnaround he
led in Miami, taking a team facing
NCAA sanctions to the brink of a
national championship within five
Davis was a longtime under-
study of Jimmy Johnson's with
Oklahoma State, Miami and the
Dallas Cowboys before getting his
first head coaching job with the
Hurricanes in 1995.
"Butch Davis is one of the best
coaches I ever had work for me
Johnson said Tuesday.
Davis coached Miami until
2000, going 51-20 before taking
a job with the Cleveland Browns
and leaving behind the players with
whom Larry Coker won the national
title in 2001. He went 24-55 in Cleve-
land before resigning in 2004 and
has worked the past two seasons in
"He is intelligent, hardworking,
and he understands what it takes to be
a champion Johnson said. "With his
outstanding recruiting ability, he's
a great choice for North Carolina
But quarterback Cam Sexton
would prefer to focus on the present,
not the future.
"Obviously, you've got to be
excited, but we're still working
on this year Sexton said after
practice Tuesday night. "We're
1-9, so beating (North Carolina)
State and Duke is very important.
Maybe outside the program, they
aren't important games, but for us,
to get two wins against in-state
schools we both hate, that's going
to be big. I'd rather talk about
(Davis) when we get finished up
Athletic director Dick Baddour
said Davis was his top choice to
replace Bunting, who was fired Oct.
22 after the Tar Heels were shut
out at Virginia. Bunting will coach
the final two games of the season
before handing Davis the program.
"There are several pieces of our
program that are on solid footing,
including our team's academic per-
formance, our current recruiting
class and the fact that we redshirted
almost this entire class Bunting
said Tuesday at his weekly news con-
ference. "So I think he'll be inherit-
ing some good things. He's got some
work to do, and I wish him well
Despite win, Panthers still not hitting stride
Steve Smith hopes to get in-sync with Quarterback Jake Delhomme and make a push towards the playoffs
(AP) When Steve Smith
first leaned over a garbage
can to vomit early in the third
quarter Monday night, a lot of
Carolina Panthers fans may have
wanted to join him.
The Panthers looked sick,
unable to run, unable to convert
third downs and turning over
the ball at key times.
Smith fought through his
bout with the flu to catch the
decisive touchdown pass in
the fourth quarter, though,
and Carolina took advan-
tage of four Tampa Bay turn-
overs to pull out a 24-10 win.
But after a first half when
Carolina generated just 98 yards,
three first downs and no points,
the Panthers (5-4) weren't cel-
ebrating in their locker room
early Tuesday morning.
"What we've been doing, we
don't hold ourselves to those
type of standards defensive
tackle Kris Jenkins said. "We
have higher expectations here
and what we've been doing over
the past eight games hasn't
been cutting it. I actually like
the mood in the locker room
The good thing for Carolina
is its rivals in the NFC South are
also struggling. The Panthers
are tied with Atlanta for second
place in the division, just a game
behind first-place New Orleans.
Both teams lost last Sunday.
"We're right in the thick of
things said veteran safety Mike
Minter, who recovered one of
Tampa Bay's second-half fumbles.
But whether the Panthers
turned around a struggling
offense with 24 second-half
points or just took advantage
of Tampa Bay's four turnovers
in five possessions remains a
"Our defense kept us in the
game in the first half. We had
some struggles offensively
coach John Fox said. "We
made some adjustments and
got a little better organized
Those adjustments included
nearly abandoning the running
game. DeShaun Foster had 48
yards on 18 carries. DeAngelo
Williams, in his first game
back after a high ankle sprain,
managed only 19 yards on seven
carries. Fullback Brad Hoover
scored the Panthers' lone rush-
Carolina ranks 28th out of 32
teams in rushing with 92 yards
The Panthers were able to
get the passing game going in
the second half. Smith, despite
being ill, had eight catches for
149 yards and Keyshawn John-
son caught the go-ahead touch-
down pass in the third quarter.
"Our coaches did a good job
recognizing what it was we could
take advantage of in the passing
game Johnson said. "We were
able to pick them apart down the
field so everybody is happy
The defense was the bright
spot. Julius Peppers, after going
two games without a sack, had
three and recovered a fumble
by frazzled Buccaneers rookie
quarterback Bruce Gradkowski.
Ken Lucas and Shaun Williams
had interceptions, and linebacker
Chris Draft forced a fumble.
"We got some pressure on
them said Peppers, who took
over the NFL lead with 11 sacks.
"The D-line helped me out a
little bit. I'll take those three. I'm
happy to get them and hopefully
I can get three next week, too
The Panthers also finished
strong. After blowing three
fourth-quarter leads in the
first eight weeks, the Pan-
thers outscored the Bucca-
neers 24-3 in the second half.
"You like to start fast, but
it's the way you finish and we
finished strong defensive end
Mike Rucker said. "That's what
we're going to take out of this
game. We hadn't played in two
weeks, so you might have a little
rust on you. But you knock that
off, come out the second half and
play some ball
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