The East Carolinian, December 5, 2006












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If you are low on cash
and time a creative
way to give this holiday
season is by wrapping
up some of your old
giftsPage A4
Trying to find a way
to give back this
holiday season? Read
a student's guide to
lending a helping
handPage A4
The football team
found out their bowl
opponent when the
Papajohns.com Bowl
extended an invitation
to Matt Grothe and
South Florida. Read
the sports page
to see the ECU
reactionPage A6
The Lady Pirates won
an overtime thriller,
but couldn't save
the championship
of the Lady Pirate
Invitational. Read the
sports section to see
who the Lady Pirates
lost toPage A6
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following the 3-on-3
basketball intramural
championships on
Sunday night. Find
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Students protest in Washington, D.C.
ECU students pose in front of the Washington Monument after marching from the Supreme Court on Monday.
ECU sends more
students than any other
university in the state
ZACK HILL
STAFF WRITER
ECU sent forty students to
Washington, D.C. on Monday to
participate in the "March on Wash-
ington to Save Brown v. Board of
Education an event sponsored by
BAMN, the Coalition to Defend
Affirmative Action Integration and
Immigrant Rights and Fight for
Equality By Any Means Necessary.
ECU's contingent, the largest
sent by any North Carolina uni-
versity, left on a bus at 2:30 a.m.
on Monday to join a largely col-
legiate crowd of several hundred
on the steps of the Supreme Court.
They then marched to the Lincoln
Memorial, taking the same path as
the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. did
on his historic 1963 march.
Protesters from across the
country showed up in response to
a combination of two cases dealing
with school systems' attempts Uf.
achieve a racial balance that the
court began hearing on Monday.
The cases have created a
national firestorm with some,
including many at the march, who
worry that if the court rules in favor
of the plaintiffs, it could reverse
many of the gains made after the
1954 "Brown v. Topeka Board of
Education" decision, which explic-
itly banned segregation in public
education.
"It's ridiculous that the Supreme
Court would even entertain the
notion of hearing these cases
said Jessica Ledbetter, senior his-
tory major and member of the
Ledonia Wright Cultural Center
emissaries, the group respon-
sible for organizing the trip.
One of the cases, from Louisville,
Ky involves a school system plan
that allowed parental preference to
be a factor in what school a child
attended. In most instances, the
parents were allowed to place their
Santa Claus comes to town
Sigma Gamma Rho, ECU'S step team, participates in Greenville's annual Christmas parade held Saturday.
Christmas parade
brings joy to young
and old
VANESSA CLARKE
STAFF WRITER
In uptown Greenville on Sat-
urday, it was beginning to feel a lot
like Christmas.
Green pine wreaths with big
red and gold bows hung from
the lampposts. Larger-than-life
nutcrackers stood guard at the
storefront of Jefferson's Florist in
the old Blount Harvey building,
while strings of unlit lights in the
shape of a Christmas tree twinkled
in the sunlight. The people who
lined Evans Street wore Santa
hats, reindeer antlers, Christmas
sweaters or were just bundled
up against the wind. Despite the
cold, residents came out to watch
the Greenville Christmas Parade,
which is put on every year by the
Greenville Jaycees.
There were about 120 entries
into the parade this year from
Greenville and the surrounding
areas, according to Karen Smith,
assistant director of the First Year
Center and freshman orientation,
as well as a member of the Jaycees
and chairperson of the parade.
The parade usually draws any-
where from 2,000 to 3,000 people,
but, "It is very hard to estimate
because they're all lined up along
the road said Smith.
The Grand Marshalls this year
were Chancellor Steve Ballard, his
wife, Nancy Adams Ballard and
their dog.
"They were very insistent
about the dog Smith said.
Sitting on Evans Street, spec-
tators could hear the parade,
especially the high school bands'
drummers, before they came into
view.
The first visible sign of the
parade was the motorcycle riding
police officers that led the way with
blue lights flashing. The Grand
Marshalls drove by next, in a silver
convertible.
There were several other floats
and entries into the parade. The
Winterville Recreation and Parks
Twirlers featured young girls
dressed in blue, gold and white
costumes twirling their batons in
see PARADE page A2
Students voice concerns to deans
Annual Deans and
Issues Forum held
Thursday
ADELINE TRENTO
STAFF WRITER
Last Thursday, Nov. 30, the
National Leadershipand Honor Soci-
ety, Omicron Delta Kappa, sponsored
the annual Deans and Issues Forum.
The forum, which was held in
the Bate building, gave students a
chance to talk openly and discuss
concerns with deans from various
areas on campus.
Students were given the chance
to interact with very important
people including Dr. Lathan Turner,
the assistant vice chancellor for
Intercultural Student Affairs, Dr.
Virginia Hardy from the Brody
School of Medicine, Dr. Al Smith
from the First Year Center and Dr.
James Westmoreland, the associate
dean for External Affairs.
Many students at the event felt
that the Deans and Issues Forum
was a great opportunity and a very
beneficial experience for students.
"This event allows students to
stay connected and know what's
going on within the University
said Steven Such, senior manage-
ment major. "It also helps to show
students the resources that are
available to them and they get to see
the different perspectives on issues.
At the same time, there are four
great names here that are available
and easy to get to
Dr. Turner agrees that the
Deans and Issues Forum was a
beneficial experience for students.
As a professional that works with
students on a daily basis, Turner
believes that speaking at this event
was very important.
"My entire background has
been in student affairs said Turner.
"We understand that the full devel-
opment of students means that we
have to be actively engaged. We
can't just sit behind a desk and
administrate, we have to be face
to face and help students through
all of the different issues. Most
of us take this on as a personal
obligation as well as a professional
obligation. We want to help stu-
dents grow, learn and develop
Students discussed concerns
ranging from the upcoming cen-
tennial, leadership trends, the new
dental program and ways to help
first year students transition into
college were all addressed.
Students and faculty were also
given time to speak about their
hopes for the future of ECU. Stu-
dents discussed their desire for
more women leaders, a women's
center and a larger mentor program.
The overwhelming consensus
at the event was that students want
child in the school of their choosing.
However, in 2002, a white boy's
mother was not allowed to transfer
her son to another school because
it would have reduced the number
of white students at his current
school below the required percent-
age, which had been instituted to
achieve racial balance. She sued
the school system, saying that the
system had violated her son's con-
stitutional right of equal protection.
The Seattle case is similar. A plan
called "Open Choice" gave parents
the ability to send their kids to any
school in the system. But with some
schools being more popular and
more requested than others, a racial
"tiebreaker" was established for the
most applied to schools to maintain
a racial balance.
Critics of the "tiebreaker
mainly from the system's pre-
dominately white district, formed
Parents Involved in Community
Schools and sued the system saying
that it was a form of unconsti-
tutional racial discrimination.
Both suits have lost in a string
of federal court appeals, with
the courts usually saying that
a racially diverse school system
does more good than harm.
Solicitor General Paul D. Clement,
the man responsible for arguing the
case for the federal government in
front of the court, said in the case's
brief that though school systems
are justified in wanting to produce
racially balanced schools "the solu-
tion to addressing racial imbalance
in communities or student bodies
is not to adopt race-conscious
measures
Patrick Dixon, junior communi-
cations major and president of the
Former ECU
employee and
two students
indicted
Three may have taken
more than $100,000
ZACK HILL
STAFF WRITER
An administrative hearing was
held in the Pitt County Courthouse
on Monday for a former ECU
employee and two former students
charged in connection with a finan-
cial aid scam at the university,
according to Clark Everett, Pitt
County district attorney.
Dehra Cherry Albritton, 52,
Keith Peten, 41, and Mike Elliot
Smith, 25, have each previously
been indicted on one count of felony
conspiracy. Peten has also indicted
on two felony counts of aiding and
abetting to obtain property by false
pretense, while Smith and Albritton
each have received two felony indict-
ments of obtaining property by false
pretenses.
All of the indictments were
handed down on Oct. 16, 2006.
The indictments were the result
of a two-year investigation into
the financial aid department and
indicate the three took more than
$100,000 from the university.
Court documents reveal that
the money was taken while Albrit-
ton was assistant director of the
financial aid office. Albritton, along
with Peten and Smith, recruited
students who did not meet standards
to qualify for financial aid to apply.
Under the direction of Albritton, the
see MARCH page A2
see SCAM page A2
Students prepare for the luminary ceremony in honor of World AIDS Day.
A Boy, A Girl, A Virus'
concludes AIDS Week
see DEANS page A2
Couple shares realities
of living with AIDS
VANESSA CLARKE
STAFF WRITER
Wright Auditorium was packed
with students intent on listening
to the presentation entitled A Boy,
A Girl, A Virus given by Gwenn
Barringer and Shawn Decker, a
couple dealing with the traumas of
HIVAIDS.
The program was about
Human Immunodeficiency Virus
and Acquired Immune Deficiency
Syndrome, and the speakers came
to talk about a relationship that
involves HIVAIDS.
"We're here to talk to you
about when one person has HlV
and the other doesn't said Decker.
Decker has AIDS, however
Berringer does not, and the couple
wanted to share with students that it
is possible to have a "loving, sexual
relationship and have the other
partner remain HIV negative
Decker had a disclaimer about
the presentation that acknowledged
that HIVAIDS was not funny, but
that humor was one of his coping
mechanisms. He said that he used
humor to get by.
"Please give me your laughter
he said. "It helps me live, it helps
me survive
He paused before adding, "You all
have to laugh at my corny jokes now
Barringer then spoke about
herself and how she got involved in
AIDS education, which led to her
relationship with Decker.
When she was an 18-year-old
freshman in college, she was con-
vinced that AIDS was not something
that would affect her personally.
"It was always something that
happened to other people said
Barringer. "I just wasn't sure who
those people were, but I knew they
were out there
However, Barringer saw a
young woman speak about her
experiences living with AIDS and
it completely changed her life.
"She was just like me Barrin-
ger said. "It just really struck me
that there are people like me out
therewith HIV"
The woman's story spurred Bar-
ringer to get involved with AIDS
education. She went to graduate
school where sne researched HIV
prevention in high school students.
Barringer and Decker met and
became friends at a presentation
about AIDS. Eventually, she said,
they noticed that their feelings had
developed part the pointoffriendship,
"It was never in my master plan
to fall in love with someone with
HIV Barringer said. "This wasn't
something I looked for, but I'm glad
I did it because it's been the best
relationship of my life"
After a bit of banter between the
couple, Decker went on to tell how
he contracted HIV and how it has
affected him.
Decker was born with the
blood-clotting condition hemo-
philia and contracted HIV through
one of the blood products he was
given to help his condition. In
the early I9S0s, there was no
blood-screening test to make
sure viruses did not get into the
blood supply.
"One blood product was like
having sex with thousands of
people at one time he said, "but
not as fun
In sixth grade, Decker found
out he was infected and was told
he had two years to live. His diag-
nosis got him kicked out of school
because the school's administration
did not recognize that HIV "can't
be transmitted through number
two pencils, spitballs, wedgies and
whatever else happens in the sixth
grade Decker said.
Decker was readmitted to
school in time tor seventh grade
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Campus & Community
ANNOUNCEMENTS
ECU'S Dowdy Student Store
Annual Holiday Sale
Tuesday, Dec. 5 from 4 until 8
p.m. at the Write building.
The event features great dis-
counts on ECU apparel and
gifts as well as free gift-wrap-
ping, refreshments and enter-
tainment. There is also a story
time for the kids, with special
guests including the ECU
Softball Team and coach, ECU
Baseball Coach, and more.
Call 252-737-1310 for more
information.
Project HEART
The Children of New Orleans
still need our help. Project
HEART will continue collect-
ing school supplies through
Dec. 6. The goal is to provide
each child at James Johnson
Elementary School with a
holiday gift bag full of school
supplies. Contact the director,
Dr. Beacham at 328-1849 or
AC Leader Shanda Staten at
328-4357.
Dance 2007
Thursday, Feb. 1 through
Wednesday, Feb. 7 in McGin-
nis Auditorium at 8 p.m.
except Sunday at 2 p.m.
Sometimes serious, some-
times funny, sometimes lyrical
and sometimes eccentric, this
annual dance showcase has
become an immensely popular
event. Sure to have something
for dance aficionados and
newcomers alike, this is a
fast-paced and unpredictable
cornucopia of dance styles.
Visit theatre-dance.ecu.edu
for more information. Ticket
are required.
"Urinetown"
Thursday, Feb. 22 through
Tuesday, Feb. 27 in McGinnis
Auditorium at 8 p.m. except
Sunday at 2 p.m.
One of the most uproariously
funny musicals in recent
years, Urinetown is a hilari-
ous tale of greed, corruption,
love and revolution in a time
when water is worth its weight
in gold. Book by: Greg Kotis,
lyrics by: Greg Kotis and
Mark Hollmann, music by:
Mark Hollmann.
Visit theatre-dance.ecu.edu
for more information. Ticket
required.
"The Tempest"
Thursday, April 12 through
Tuesday, April 17 at 8 p.m.
except Sunday at 2 p.m. in
McGinnis Auditorium.
Prospero lives on a deso-
late isle with his virginal
daughter, Miranda. The king's
son, thinking all others lost,
becomes Prospero's prisoner,
falling in love with Miranda
and she with him. Prospero
wants reason to triumph. By
William Shakespeare.
Visit theatre-dance.ecu.edu
for additional information.
Ticket required.
VOLUNTEER
0PP0RTUNITES
Tuesday, Dec. 5 through
Saturday, Dec. 10 '
Holiday Gift Wrap
Humane Society needs volun-
teers wrap gifts at the mall for
donations. Shifts
are available Monday through
Saturday starting at 10 a.m
and Sunday 1 - 6 p.m. at
Colonial Mall in front of Belk.
Contact Vicki Luttrell at 353-
8833 or vluttrell@unitedway
pittcounty.com.
Saturday, Dec. 9
Habitat for Humanity infor-
mation table and fund-
raiser
Volunteers needed to hand
out flyers and encourage
Lowes customers to donate
to Habitat at cash regis-
ter. One hundred percent of
the donations made will go
directly to our local Habitat
Chapter. Shifts are from 9
- 11 a.m 11 a.m. - 1 p.m
1 - 3 p.m. Contact Pau-
lette White at 758-2947 or
pwhite77aearthlink.net.
Wednesday, Dec. 13
Special Populations Christ-
mas Dance
Volunteers needed to set-
upclean-up and assist with
dance activities. Dance will
be held at CM Epps cafeteria
from 5 - 9 p.m. Contact Deir-
tra Crandol at 329-4541 or
dcrandoiagreenvillenc.gov.
5
Tue
6
Wed
7
ECU Healthy PIRATES
Holiday ornament sale
The ECU Healthy
PIRATES will be selling
one-of-a-kind holiday
ornaments in purple and
gold. One ornament for
$3, 6 for $15 and 12
for $24.
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Wright Plaza
Redevelopment Com-
mission Meeting
Second Floor Board
Room of Bank of Amer-
ica Building
201 West First Street
5:30 p.m.
Graduate students last day
to remove incompletes
given during Fall 2005.
Classes end. Last day
for submission of grade
replacement requests.
Community Appearance
Commission Meeting
Third Floor Conference
Room of City Hall
200 Martin Luther King,
Jr. Drive
5:30 p.m.
ECU Engineering hosts
Robotics competition
ECU engineering freshmen,
21 teams in all, will com-
pete in trials throughout
the day to vie for the title
of "Biggest Pirate" of the
engineering department.
Atrium of ECU'S Science
& Technology Building
6 p.m.
Russian Film Series:
"An Unfinished Piece
for the Player Piano"
Bate 2011
6:30 p.m.
Movies have English sub-
titles or dubbing.
Women's Basketball
vs UNC Wilmington
Williams Arena at Minges
Coliseum
7 p.m.
BINGO
$500 cash in Prizes
Destination 360
9 p.m.
Thurs
Reading Day
CoffeehouseOpen Mic
Pirate Underground
9 p.m.
Day of Relaxation
Mendenhall Student
Center
12 - 5 p.m.
Make-up Day
Contact your profes-
sors for Friday classes
concerning the optional
hurricane make-up day
schedule.
Fri
9sat
10sun 11 Mon
Final Exams Begin
Men's Basketball
Campus recreation and
Wellness Basketball
Game Night
Children and adults will
have the opportunity
to experience an excit-
ing ECU Pirates bas-
ketball game together.
The event will include
interaction with Peedee
the Pirate and the ECU.
This year's game will be
against South Florida.
Cost is $5 per person.
Williams Arena and
Minges Coliseum
7 p.m.
Weekly Mass
The Newman Catholic
Student Center next to
Fletcher Recital Hall
All are welcome to
weekly Mass every
Sunday at 7 p.m.
Greenville Youth Council
There will be a
Greenville city council
meeting in the third
floor conference room
of City Hall on Martin
Luther King, Jr. Dr.
6 - 8 p.m.
Featured Event:
ECU Engineering hosts Robotics competition
ECU engineering freshmen, 21 teams in all, will compete in trials throughout
the day to vie for the title of "Biggest Pirate" of the engineering department.
Atrium of ECU'S Science & Technology Building
6 p.m.
BRIEFS
Army enlistment regulations
make way for 40-somet hing recruits
(AP) Sharon Samuel spent
Sept. 11,2001, on a New York City
bus, trying to get to the World
Trade Center to do anything she
could to help.
When she couldn't, she looked
to the Army to do her part, only to
find out she was too old.
"I wanted to serve, I wanted
to give back said the 40-year-old
Trinidad native who worked as a
hairdresser in Brooklyn. "I have
felt the pain New Yorkers felt
Samuel got a second chance
when the Army increased its
enlistment age.
More than 1,460 people 35 and
older have enlisted in the Army
and Army Reserve since the ser-
vices raised the limit from 35 to 42
over the last year and a half.
The change is part of an effort
to help reach its recruitment
goals amid an unpopular war and
mounting casualties and has led
those like Samuel to Port Lee,
about 25 miles south of Richmond,
for training in logistical support.
Will new N.C. fiscal reform
commission prompt tax overhaul?
(AP) Legislators have heard
it all before: North Carolina needs
to overhaul its financial structure
or risk ruin.
If they don't, economists say,
the General Assembly will have
to keep raiding trust funds and
raising taxes to balance the state
budget. Local governments argue
they'll have to keep driving up
property taxes to pay for Med-
icaid, transportation and school
construction needs.
The commission is supposed
to complete its work by May, but
Hoyle and other members already
are discussing putting off a final
report until 2008. That will make
legislators think twice before
passing something controversial
during an election year. Wait until
2009, and Easley's successor at the
Executive Mansion also may defer
on such a high-risk venture.
Cumberland County Commis-
sioner Breeden Blackwell, also a
commission member, said his col-
leagues in Raleigh can't be afraid
to make tough choices.
"You shouldn't be in elected
office if you're not willing to kind
of take a stand and sometimes it
makes people mad he said. "Every
time I raise my hand at home I
don't make everybody happy
Trapeze artist revives father's
flying troupe with Cirque twist
(AP) In his father's day, a
triple or quadruple somersault was
the most daring thing a flying tra-
peze artist could do. But in a time of
Cirque du Soleil's theatrics and con-
tortions, George Caceres decided the
number of rotations a person could
do in flight was not as exciting as the
number of people flying in sync.
t Caceres followed his family
into the mid-air somersault busi-
ness when he was five, touring
the world and performing for the
Ringling Bros, and Barnum and
Bailey Circus. Now 28, he has
revived his father's troupe with a
nod to Cirque's success instead of
his Ringling roots.
Instead of just swinging from
one trapeze to another in a straight
line, Caceres choreographed a
routine that sends his troupe
vertically and diagonally across
a custom-made rigging, with as
many as four of the seven members
flying at the same time - two on
high bars and two below.
"Flying trapeze is very pre-
dictable. It doesn't really thrill
people like it did in 1859 when
Jules Leotard invented it in
Paris. You know what's going to
happen Caceres said. "When you
watch flying trapeze and if there's
one catcher, one bar, he's going
in that direction. When you see
this act, people don't know. It
keeps them on their toes a little
bit more. That's what makes it
different
Miguel Caceres' goal when
he started The Flying Caceres
in 1982 was to push the limits of
the human body in flight. His son
pushes those limits with more
panache, he said.
"It's more complicated. There's
more excitement, more action in
the air said Miguel Caceres, who
learned the flying trapeze as a boy
in Colombia. "It's a new dimension
of flying today. Today, it's not
really how much you do up there,
it's really how you do it
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students applications passed. When
the checks were issued, the three
received a kickback from the students.
All the offenses occurred
between 2002 and 2004 and the
three could face up to 23 years of
prison time each.
Executive Director of Univer-
sity Communications John Durham
could not comment on the indict-
ments, saying that once into the
court system, the case was out of the
university's jurisdiction.
This writer can be contacted at
news9theeastcarolinian.com.
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M. Cole Jones, SGA president, protests with other ECU students in Washington, D.C. on Monday.
black student union, as well as a par- "It was a new energy and resurgence
ticipant in the march, felt that their of civil rights
message was made loud and clear. The students on the trip were
given university excused absences.
"I think it's the first time they've
given them for something like this
Ledbetter said.
The last time the Supreme
"It was an awesome display of
unity for collegiate students, as well
as for all the different races, ethnic
groups, backgrounds and classes.
We all came together Dixon said.
Court dealt with the issue of race
and education was in 2003, when
it upheld race-based admissions at
the University of Michigan Law
School.
ECU to be recognized on a national
level for academics.
Many students at the Deans
and Issues Forum spoke about
their concern that although ECU
is recognized for its medicai pro-
gram, other areas are sometimes
dismissed. The students felt that
many programs at ECU deserve
recognition and they would like
to see these programs get national
credit for accomplishments.
Mike Miller, senior commu-
nication major, said he is tired of
t hearing people say that ECU was
their backup choice after N.C. State
or UNC Chapel Hill.
"I just want to see it be respected
not only on a national level but on
a state level as well. I want kids
within the state to be proud that
they are going to ECU so it's not
just a second choice for them said
Miller.
The speakers at this year's
Deans and Issues Forum encour-
age people to talk to their student
leaders and come to future events
so they can voice their opinions
about changes they would like to
see within the university.
This writer can be contacted at
newstheeastcarolinian.com.
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intricate patterns.
The Kessler Law Firm tossed
candy canes and different colored
teddy bears from their Christmas
float, much to the delight of the
children in the crowd. In fact, most
of the entries tossed candy into the
crowd and onto the streets.
Ambulances and fire trucks, such
as the ones from Bell Arthur, crept
passed w ith their lights flashing and
blared their sirens from time to time,
forcing many of the parade watchers
to cover their ears against the sound.
Local retailers, such as Pizza.
Jewelry and Gifts, area pageant
winners such as Mini Majestic Miss
Griniesland Kaitlyn Reel, marching
bands and troops such as the Sudan
Desert Rats, joined in the festive
occasion. The major news organiza-
tions and radio stations sent repre-
sentation as well.
Still, it was not until murmurs that
Santa was coming that the children
in the crowd really started to perk up.
"1 see Santa! I see Santa Emily
Bryant, 5, said. She was so excited
when he drew nearer to where
she was standing with her par-
ents, Mark and Sharon, and older
brother Mason, nine, that she hid
her face into the red teddy bear she
had gotten from the Kessler float.
Santa stood in a chimney float,
sponsored by Uptown Greenville.
He waved as he passed by, wishing
parade-goers a Merry Christmas.
"The Greenville Jaycees are a
non-profit civic group that empha-
sizes community service, social net-
working and leadership development
for young adults ages 21 through
40 according to their Web site,
GreenvilleJaycees.com.
This writer can be contacted at
newsfttheeastcarolinian.com.
after his parents spent the summer
battling the school board.
Decker explained that he did
not feel comfortable speaking about
his disease until after high school.
After sharingtheirstories, Decker
and Barringer opened the floor up
to a question-and-answer period.
"Do you, like, have sex?" asked
Barringer in an effort to break
the ice. "I'm sure that's something
you're all wondering
"We have sex, and I'm doing
something wrong if you have to ask
me that Decker retorted.
Decker said that he and Barringer
have been together for several years
and they have never had a condom
break. Barringer said that she is
tested about every nine months to
make sure she is still HIV negative.
Some of the questions the stu-
dents asked were if the couple
wanted to have children, what kind
of medication was Decker on, what
Barringer s parents' reactions were,
and what kind of discrimination
they have faced as a couple and what
Decker has faced himself.
Xochil Lezama, a freshman
pre-health major, came because
the event was a passport event, but
ended up getting a lot out of it.
"I liked it said Lezama. "It
made you view the issue in reality.
You see a couple in love and dealing
with HIV
The presentation was spon-
sored by Campus Recreation and
Wellness, Healthy P.I.R.A.T.E.S,
the Volunteer Center and Student
Health Service. The event was also
part of World AIDS Day 2006.
This writer can be contacted at
newsOtheeastcarolinian.com.

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inion
TUESDAY DECEMBER 5,2006 PAGE A3
RANT OF THE DAY
Do you know why Santa is always so
jolly? Because he knows where all the
naughty girls live!
We do Opinion right
Backpedaling
to segregation
Why would anyone even reconsider
Brown vs. Board of Education?
JESSICA DUNLOW
OPINION WRITER
In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on a
landmark case that changed the lives of students
across the nation. Brown vs. Board of Education
was a suit brought up in Topeka, Kansas that vis-
ibly outlawed racial segregation in public schools.
Through the trials of the case, people finally began
to understand how unjust the treatment of African
Americans was.
The idea of equality swept the nation and now,
the age of segregation and discrimination is over
or is it?
Two court cases are returning to the Supreme
Court this month that threaten the existence of our
equal schooling. A ruling against Brown vs. Board
of Education here could mean that our friends and
family could be forced to return to the life of seg-
regation and inferiority. Because, let's face it, the
"separate but equal rationale decided by Plessy vs.
Ferguson was not fair or equal.
The Brown litigation decided that, "Segrega-
tion of white and colored children in public schools
has a detrimental effect upon the colored children
A sense of inferiority affects the motivation of a
child to learn The ruling still holds true, and
there is no reason to return to authorized enforce-
ment of segregation.
Students in colleges and high schools around
the nation have banded together and everyone
needs to take a stand. ECU thrives on diversity
and needs to do something about this and raise
awareness. As you may have read on the front page,
ECU students even traveled to Washington DC.
on Monday to protest at the Supreme Court with
thousands of other people from across the nation.
Students today were not alive when the original
case went to court. However, we are the deciding
factor in the political considerations now. If the
students of the United States band together and
show their intense support of Brown vs. Board of
Education, then we can avoid reverting to a history
that should remain in the past.
It is important to our generation to defend the
Brown ruling and to continue to see each of our
fellow Americans as equal and not separate. Join
in the fight against segregation.
ECU pimps
out robes
Purple graduation gowns for
everyone
BRIDGET TODD
OPINION WRITER
Does anyone else remember graduation from
kindergarten? At my school, our teacher gave us
pretty blue sheets to make into gowns and taught
us how to make graduation caps out of construction
paper. We all filed out of our classroom in a line and
received mock-up diplomas, rolled in a bright blue
ribbon. Students tripped over their "gowns" and all
the parents took pictures and cooed. After all, we
were children playing dress up - pretending that
we were meeting a huge life ambition. It was cute,
and everyone loved it. That was graduation from
kindergarten. We were kids, so it was OK for it to be
cute and silly. Come 2007, I will be graduating for
real. When I look back at my graduation pictures,
I want to see dignified figures of adulthood. I
want the ceremony to have been treated with the
reverence and respect it deserves.
Above all, I don't want to see bright purple.
In a recent SGA meeting, an administrative
representative told us about the push to switch from
black to bright purple commencement gowns. Our
job as students was to pick the type - a crushed
velour bright purple gown, a matte thin bright
purple gown, a shiny thin bright purple gown or
plain ole'just like your grandma's curtains bright
purple gown. I'm insulted by the fact that this deci-
sion will mostly bean administrative one. The only
student "input" they've asked for is help choosing a
type of gown. If ECU supposedly has so much stu-
dent-run decision-making, why didn't they ask us
if we wanted purple gowns in the first place? After
all, we're the ones who will be wearing them.
At the meeting, the representative informed us
that decision would supposedly boost dwindling
commencement attendance and promote school
pride just in time for the centennial year. There
will be big changes to help boost school spirit, like
changing all the street signs to purple and gold. I
think increasing school spirit would be great, but
there's a difference between painting your face at
a football game and wearing your school colors
to commencement. What's next? Diplomas being
handed out by Peedee the Pirate? If administrators
and students want ECU to be taken seriously as a
respectable institution among the likes of nearby
schools UNC and Duke, they should think long and
hard before endorsing these purple gowns.
This is all part of the ECU Brand Enhancement
agenda - the push to add more purple and gold
to campus to make an impression on prospective
students. In other words, it's about money. It's a
marketing shtick.
Personally, I want my graduation to be about
my class and our accomplishments. I don't want
it to be about administrators patting each other's
backs and congratulating themselves on bringing
in extra money by shilling out their graduates.
They can treat ECU like a brand to be advertised
if they want, but they won't use me to do it. On
commencement day, maybe I'll just stay home.
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PIRATE RANTS
Argh, I'm a Pirate. I have a hook for
a hand and I like the sand. Argh, I'm
a Pirate.
Our RA smells like hot cat food.
Yes, I admit it - I knock on doors, run
away and laugh.
If I were a girl, I'd do me.
I'm tired of Pirate Rants about
homosexuals - mind your own
businessl
The drunk bus is a gift from God.
Short shorts in November, life is
amazing!
Santa's got it straight; three ho's are
always better than one.
Dude, you can't meet girls by looking
at my Facebook friends list.
Have you seen the volleyball team's
uniforms? Volleyball is the greatest
sport everl
Is it bad that I can make a D on my
finals and still get an A in the class?
Why is my beer always gone when
I get home and my roommates are
always drunk?
Girls - If a guy looks at your face
instead of your body, he's interested.
Thirty hours? Does phone, IM,
Facebook, MySpace, text messages
count?
I am Pirate, hear me arrggghhh!
EvBryBmelreadorieoftfieseanonyrnous
confessions of love in the rants, I
secretly hope it's you talking to me.
I wish the white guy afro would come
back in style.
Is the phrase, "eat my shorts" still
considered an insult?
Am I the only one here that is ready
to get out in the real world? Partying
every night got old the second week of
my freshman year. Get me out of here
and let me be with people who aren't
alcoholics!
I miss the Joe Camel ads!
To the guy with the herpes that wants to
marry his girl, if she says no because of
that let me know. I think having herpes
is hot and unique.
Being skinny is overrated! When I was
skinny, everyone tried to feed me.
Now just look at this butt! J Lo ain't
got nothing on me!
Stop tryna catch me ridin dirty copper.
I just ride the bus - it's free.
Everybody has been talking about how
they want to have a Christmas tree up
on campuswell I'm doing something
about it. There will be a Christmas tree
up on campus.
And that's why Rome became one of
the most corrupt civilizations in history
and fell.
Is it bad that I want this semester to
continue just so I don't have to take finals?
This is probably the most under-
read, under-informed and apathetic
generation in American history, which
begs the question of why gay marriage
is the only thing on your small mind.
There are much larger problems in
this country.
I don't know why some people get
so hyped up over the phrase "African
American I'm white, but I don't insist
on being called "European American
I know plenty of black folks who were
around long before any of us were bom,
and they're fine with the term "black
I fully approve of the new club dress
code. Not because I think that baggy
clothes mean trouble, but because we
girls will finally get to see the shape of
a guys body!
I cut myself some new bangs this
weekend. Now I feel obligated to wear
too much eyeliner and paint my nails
black. This is unacceptable.
One must find it interesting that Mr
Outterbridge has publicly stood up
more for understanding the difference
between "thug wear" and "style" than
for the organizations of which he is the
employed director.
I think I broke my MySpace, either that
or Tom just hates me.
It's hard enough to find someone you
love in this world who actually loves
you back. So why would you begrudge
someone that gift just because they
happen to be the same sex?
It's too bad Chlamydia is the name of
an STD, it's so pretty sounding. I think
I'll name my daughter Chlamydia.
Roommate for sale scratch that, you
can take her I'll pay you if you want.
If you stop the Chuck Norris rants,
Chuck Norn's will come and roundhouse
kick you in the face!
I don't think that the library should
charge fees for books being late.
Why rush the love-thing?
I'll admit, my parents spoil the crap
out of me, so you had better buy me
something dam good for Christmas.
Sudoku is the reason I wake up in the
morning.
Why should I give you the study guide
if you don't even care enough to show
up for class? Ever.
I like your dog more than I like you.
I'm not mean. I'm just honest.
How sweet is it that I'm done with
school for the semester before finals
even start?
When Chuck Norris plays Oregon Trail,
he requires no wagon, since he carries
the oxen, axels and buffalo meat on his
back. He always makes it to Oregon
before you.
I've been here for two and a half years
and I still haven't met any girls that
compare to my high school friends.
Nobody really believes this is the
"farewell tour" for the McRib, do they?
I've seen the paper look for a
conservative writer all over Facebook
and the Poli Sci department. How
about someone finally take them up
on it! I'd do it if I could write better.
I'm tired of just reading liberal opinion
columns!
I pay tuition to help pay my professors
actually to teach me something. Not to
have them say here's over 100 pages
you have to read and there will be an
exam next week.
To whoever wrote the "tarred and
feathered" rant about Greek girls: I love
you. Let's get married.
My sorority just got its new council line
up for next year - just when I didn't
think it couldn't ever get any worse than
it already was. I'm quitting! I refuse to
be a part of an organization that the VP
just woke up one day and said, hey I'll
run for council cause my boyfriend is
running for council of his frat. What a
joke they all are!
The term is European American not
"white
For everyone that is putting down
Chuck Norris jokes, you should be
careful, because I can see a lethal
roundhouse kick in your future.
Jam - its December, hurry up and
update points, I need to go shopping.
You haven't updated in two months.
When will the bookstore ever release
the book list for the spring semester?
Your gum smells delicious.
My roommate is a compulsive liar
when she's drunk.
This girl kept coughing throughout our
entire test on Friday. Thanks for the
distraction on an already hard test. Get
a cough drop.
I wish I had more true friends here.
JUST ASK JANE
Need advice? Want answers? Just ask Jane.
Dear Jane,
I make plans every single year to do my homework on
time or eariy. I start out fine at first, do a little research,
reading, studying, but soon my lt)-page paper that was
due in seven weeks ends up on the back burner for me to
finish other things that are due sooner. So I end up with
two days to research and a day or two to write. And I
get little sleep and things just pile higher and higher.
How can I stick to my goals and focus my wandering
mind on everything that needs to get done for the whole
year and not just a month or two?
Signed,
Lost in a sea of papers
Dear Lost,
Believe it or not, I know the feeling. You
want to sleep but, if you do, it'll be at the cost
of losing precious hours of perfectly good work
Sarah Bell
Editor in Chief
Rachel King
News Editor
Sarah Campbell
Features Editor
Eric Gilmore
Sports Editor
Sarah Hackney
Head Copy Editor
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Multimedia Web Editor
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Asst. News Editor
Carolyn Scandura
Asst. Features Editor
Greg Katski
Asst. Sports Editor
Zach Sirkin
Photo Editor
Jamie Crouthamel
Production Manager
time on that paper that's due (gasp!) tomorrow
or the next day, if you're really on top of things.
You need to learn time management skills. Begin
writing your exam dates, locations, times, etc. and then
add any papers or other miscellaneous assignments you
may have due before holiday break. Analyze about how
long you think you'll need for completing each thing,
and then space that time out over a period of days. Never
work on one thing for more than an hour at a time, and
ifyou have to work on it all day because it's due relatively
soon, make sure you take a short break and change
subjects entirely to avoid burning out on it.
Next semester, start fresh. Put your exam dates in
a calendar immediately, along with other things you
know you'll have to work toward over the course of
the semester. Work little by little tends to keep from
waiting until the last minute and finding excuses not
to start. One more thing: Use your organizer for more
than just school-related things. Put your parties, movie-
and dinner-dates into it so it's something that you look
forward to opening.
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Kids today are too
cool for Barbie
Generation of technology-savvy tots
don't know what they're missing
STACY DAI
OPINION WRITF.R
Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is right
around the corner, so I, being the spoiled 19-year-
old child that I am, have already made up a wish list
that is as long as I am to give to my mom.
Clothes, shoes and purses (you know, regular
girly girl things) have filled my list, and I've noticed
how much my list has changed since I was a kid.
Loads of clothes and designer purses have replaced
Barbie dolls, sand art and board games.
Most who grew up in the 1980s and 1990s
remember the Barbie doll and Beanie Baby phases
and know that every kid's household was adorned
with Twister, Candy Land and Connect Four.
So after babysitting over the Thanksgiving
holiday, and reminiscing with the kids about the
games and toys I used to get, I was shocked to find
out that they wouldn't be asking Santa for any of
those things.
Video games, robot toys and anything electronic
that makes noise and comes with a remote control
is what's hot for kids these days. All the simplicity
that toys used to possess has been discarded and
replaced with some type of technology.
I understand that our world is becoming more
technologically advanced, but come on, what hap-
pened to plastic play kitchens, bicycles and a good
old game of Guess Who?
When I was a kid, I remember having tons of
different toys to play with on Christmas morning,
but it seems to me that each toy kids want today
costs more than ten of the ones I used to get.
A robotic dinosaur for $80 and even PlaySta-
tions for $700 for the older kids seems like a whole
lot of money compared to the $15 dollar baby doll
I used to beg Santa for.
But maybe there is a good thing about this tech-
nology-based generation. There are things such as
the V. Smile Learning System, which teaches young
kids letters and numbers as well as other things
that are actually useful to their future. Given that
it's only $50, it seems like a smart investment as
opposed to other gaming systems that will cost a lot
more for the kid to play Spiderman or some game
that involves killing people.
I'm not saying that the toys kids will be getting
this Christmas aren't fun, but it does make me sad to
know that they will never experience what it's like
to have 300 Barbie dolls to dress up, make a mess
with sand art and paint, or to see who can be the
last one standing on a dramatic game of Twister.
So, to all you future parents out there, remem-
ber to save your old boxes of toys. By the time we
all have kids and they start asking for flat screen
TVs and Blackberrys at the age of five, we can all
pull out the old boxes and show them how the cool
kids used to play.
Trigger-happy
cops strike again
NYC man killed on his wedding day
deserves justice
JUSTIN SUMMERS
OPINION WRITER
Hundreds of people gathered last Friday at a
church in Jamaica Queens for the funeral of Sean
Bell, a man shot dead by the police while leaving his
bachelor's party. The mourning party gathered in
the very same church w here Mr. Bell was to marry
his high school sweetheart who on her wedding
day was lighting prayer candles in memory of her
would-be husband.
The shooting occurred as Sean Bell and four
of his friends were leaving a strip club when four
civilian-clothed police officers followed them out
of the club.
Reportedly, Bell and his friends were asked to
stop and put their hands up before they got into
their car and ran into the undercover police vehicle.
The cops opened fire on their car shooting over
50 times. The gunfire killed Sean, hit one friend
11 times and wounded him critically, hit another
friend seven times and injured him severely. Sean
died just hours before his wedding.
Mr. Bell was the victim of the worst police
"mistake" in New York since Amadou Diallo, an
unarmed African immigrant was shot while pull-
ing out his wallet. Like Diallo, the focus of the
controversy on this case does not come from the
fact that police opened fire on an unarmed man, as
it happens frequently, but rather if the officers in
question used excessive force.
In 1998, Diallo was shot 41 times; in this case,
officers fired more than 50 shots, hitting not only
the car and its passengers, but nearby houses and
a train that was passing overhead.
It is obvious that these cops used excessive force.
When is it ever necessary to empty two full clips on
a suspect? Police officers need to be held account-
able for their actions before this happens again.
In the Diallo case, all of the officers in question
were either acquitted or promoted, and very little
was done to prevent this from happening again.
Now, eight years later, I'msure we will see more
acquittals and even less done to promote change in
how cops are quick to shoot innocent people.
We live in a country that prides itself on free-
dom and civil rights and yet the police can kill inno-
cent people and suffer no penalty. Cops have been
killing and incarcerating innocent black people for
far too long - it's time for some justice.






Pulse
TUESDAY DECEMBER 5, 2006 PAGE A4
Campus Scene
Horoscopes:
Aries
Do as much as you can over
here in familiar territory.
That'll give you more time for
fun when you're over there.
Taurus
The temptation to over-
spend is still very strong. If
you must, only buy things
that will greatly increase in
value.
Gemini
You're up against tough
competition but that
shouldn't bother you much.
Put your heart into your
presentation, and you'll
change their opinions.
Cancer
Look at your list of "to-dos"
again, objectively. Could
somebody else do some of
them? Scratch off, delegate
or hire.
Leo
Your public and private
personas are quite different,
usually. Just assume the
spotlight is always on you,
cause it is.
Virgo
You're in a time crunch as
you race around, trying to
get everything done. Luckily,
you're good at this. Have fun.
Libra
Before you go racing off to
buy new, check what you
have on hand. You can
save yourself both time and
money and quite a bit of
frustration.
Scorpio
You'll be buying and selling
rapidly, if you want to make a
huge profit. The possibility is
there. Be decisive and move
quickly.
Sagittarius
You're in for some tough
criticism. Luckily, you're
in a good mood. Listen
respectfully, and use the
parts that will actually work.
Capricorn
As you get further into this
project, you'll find all is
not as you expected. Of
course, now that you know
that, you can have fewer
expectations.
Aquarius
Tempers have cooled in
some ways, and the climate
has warmed up in others.
Nobody's changed their
minds, but everybody's
laughing.
Pisces
Don't do a private project on
company time. Nothing but
grief will result, for you and
everyone else.
Holiday Recipe:
Almond Snowballs
2 egg whites
Pinch coarse salt
13 cup sugar, eyeball it
112 cups, about 6 ounces,
shredded coconut
1 teaspoon almond extract,
eyeball it
14 teaspoon grated or
ground nutmeg
3 tablespoons all-purpose
flour
9 candied red cherries,
halved
14 cup sliced almonds
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a mixing bowl, beat egg
whites and salt to soft peaks,
then add sugar and beat
again until peaks are stiff.
Beat in almond flavoring.
Using a rubber spatula or
wooden spoon, stir in half
of the coconut. Sprinkle in
the nutmeg and flour, stir,
then fold in the remaining
coconut.
Using a melon bailer or other
small scoop, or working
with two spoons, form nine
"snowballs" a couple of
inches apart on each of
two cookie sheets. Bake
snowballs 12 to 15 minutes,
until, lightly golden. Remove
from oven and garnish each
snowball with half a cherry
and a couple of slivered
almonds. Transfer to a rack
or serving plate to cool.
Tis the season for giving, again
How to re-gift like a pro
AARON BORREGO
STAFF WRITER
As the holidays approach, the process
known as re-gifting will be taking place
across America as we search in haste to
give something to someone special.
If your grandparents still think you are
eight years old and feel the need to send you
a soccer ball for the 10th year in a row, or
your great-aunt Marge sends you a sweater
tiiat even your dog won't wear, don't fret.
You may get some use out of such thought-
ful gifts if you follow a few tried and true
ideas for passing on the love, literally.
There are several approaches to re-
gifting. One, less subtle way is to re-gift-
ing things as a joke or gag-gift.
For instance, as a guy, having a
younger sister who now is older and doesn't
use the same toys anymore is a very good
thing, especially when you gift wrap a My
L;ttle Pony gift set and give it to one of the
"manly" dudes in your circle of friends.
Things to also give in this circum-
stance: Easy-Bake Ovens, Barbie dolls
and even old makeup sets. Now ladies, if
you have a piece of jewelry that reminds
you of someone not so special, give it to
someone else who may not have your for-
tune in gifts.
An aunt, sister, friend, mom and even
some guys would gladly accept a re-gifted
piece of jewelry.
Don't think just because you don't keep
the gifts you are given you're an ungrateful
receiver - your generosity in re-gifting
just shows you recognize someone else
might be better off having them instead.
For example, if you know from past
experience that box under the tree from
Uncle Joe is bound to be a deck of cards
or shaving set, you might opt to giving
gifts that are still wrapped to the Salvation
Army and Toys for Tots.
Fruitcakes, ever-present during the
holidays, are multi-purposed items. They
make great doorstops, paperweights, bricks
for building and (eventually) a mysterious
edible chunky paste that never spoils.
Although re-gifting is a bit of a shady
adventure, it can mean a symbolic depar-
ture from the past or even a cognitive rec-
ognition that you have something tangible
to offer to others.
It can mean that you are truly think-
ing about others during the season. The
holidays are all about the idea of giving
to show you care, so the gift itself is less
important than the gesture. Just make sure
you don't re-gift back to the original giver
because then you may be in trouble.
This writer can be contacted at
pulseOtheeastcarolinian.com.
Regifting is a great way to save both time and money this holiday season.
AAMN works to improve community
The ECU organization
pulls together
CAROLYN SCANDURA
ASSISTANT FEATURES EDITOR
ECU has always been known
for having a very diverse student
community. There are organiza-
tions for students with all kinds of
interests and hobbies. The Ameri-
can Assembly for Men in Nursing
is an ECU organization for nurs-
ing majors and intended nursing '
majors that works to support men :
in nursing and the community as a
whole. AAMN was first organized I
in 1971 to encourage men of all
ages to join the nursing profes-
sion, to support the men who were
already nurses to grow profession-
ally and to be advocates for men's
health issues.
According to aamn.org, the
national purpose of the organiza-
tion is to "provide a framework
for nurses, as a group, to meet,
to discuss and influence factors,
which affect men as nurses
At ECU, the School of Nurs-
ing AAMN chapter has a simple
purpose according to Philip Julian,
the faculty advisor for the chapter,
"We are just here to get the word
out to students
Membership at ECU and
nationally is open to any nurse,
male or female, to better facilitate
discussion and to meet the most
important objective of AAMN
- strengthening and humanizing
health care.
Like any other strong
organization, AAMN has objec-
tives for their organization accord-
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-Encourage men of all ages to
become nurses and join together
with all nurses in strengthening
and humanizing health care.
-Support men who are nurses
to grow professionally and dem-
onstrate to each other and to
society the increasing contribu-
tions being made by men within
the nursing profession.
-Advocate for continued
research, education and dissemi-
nation of information about men's
health issues, men in nursing and
nursing knowledge at the local and
national levels.
-Support members' full par-
ticipation in the nursing profession
and its organizations and use this
assembly for the limited objectives
stated above.
This semester, one of the most
important events that AAMN has
participated in is the Chatham
Cares Community Pharmacy
fundraiser. Using the proceeds
from a bake sale and individual
contributions, AAMN donated
$500 to the pharmacy, which is
located in Siler City. The Chatham
Cares Community Pharmacy is
a non-profit, community based
organization committed to reduc-
ing health disparities by provid-
ing access to quality pharmacy
services for the low income, unin-
sured and underinsured residents
of Chatham County.
Because AAMN does so much
work for the community, many
students may be interested in what
AAMN will be doing next semes-
ter. Located below is the schedule
for Spring 2007.
Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. is
"Meet the Men of the SON Fac-
ulty where all of the male fac-
ulty members from the School of
Nursing will discuss their roles as
People who think flu shots are scary can opt for a nasal flu vaccination this winter.
This week in
health: Influenza
see AAMN page A5
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Toys for Tots is one of the many programs that works to bring toys to children
A student's guide to
giving back
SHANNON DAVIS
STAFF WRITER
This year, make the holiday season
truly meaningful by giving some of
your time to organizations that are
helping those who are less fortunate.
This holiday season, thereare numer-
ous volunteer opportunities out there.
Volunteering not only touches
the lives of the people you are help-
ing but it also touches your life. The
whole spirit of the holiday season
is giving back and reaching out to
those around you. Take some time
to reflect on what the season means
to you and give a little to someone
else. Many of these organizations
have openings for teens and chil-
dren as well, so age is no excuse.
You can bring a smile to a
child's face by helping the Salvation
Army this Christmas. Families who
cannot afford toys for their children
come to The Salvation Army to
receive gifts and a holiday meal
during the oliday season.
through their Toy n' Joy program.
From Nov. 20 to Dec. 15, the
Salvation Army is also sponsoring
"Giving Tree At your office, church
or any place there is a Christmas tree,
The Salvation Army will send you
Christmas tags. Each tag represents
a child and includes a gift sugges-
tion. Just before Christmas, the
Salvation Army will arrange to pick
up the toys to bring back to parents
who cannot afford to buy any for
their children.
see VOLUNTEER page A5
Keys to keeping the flu
at bay
KORRI-LEE SMITH
STAFF WRITER
It's that time of year again;
Christmas is around the corner,
presents are being purchased and all
the while, everyone manages to catch
a cold. What some don't realize, how-
ever, is that their cold symptoms are
really those of influenza, or what we
commonly refer to as the flu.
The flu is a contagious
respiratory illness caused by
an influenza virus. Each year
on average, anywhere from five
to 20 percent of the population
gets the flu, more than 20,000
people are hospitalized from
flu complications, and approxi-
mately 36,000 people die from it.
Typically older people, young
children and people with certain
health conditions are at higher risk
for serious flu complications.
If you are wondering what
symptoms to look for, there are
several identifying factors. First,
fevers are typically characteristic
of the flu, ranging anywhere from
100 to 102 degrees Fahrenheit and
lasting between three and four
days. Headaches are prominent,
and general aches and pains tend
to be severe. Fatigue and weakness
can last up to two to three weeks,
and extreme exhaustion occurs
early and is prominent. Chest
discomfort and coughing are also
symptoms that are common and
have the potential of becoming
severe. Although a stuffy nose,
sneezing and a sore throat are
common cold symptoms, they
may also occur as indicators of
the flu. Complications that occur
as a result of the flu often include
bronchitis and pneumonia, both
of which can be life threatening.
So now that you know what
symptoms to look for, it is impera-
tive that you know the appropriate
preventative actions to take. The
best way to prevent the flu is by
getting a vaccine. Although the best
time to get vaccinated is in October
or November, vaccinating in Decem-
ber (or later) can still be beneficial.
In the prevention of flu, two
types of vaccines exist. The first is
the traditional flu shot. Contrary
to popular belief, this "flu shot"
does not contain a live virus and
cannot cause the flu. However, the
vaccine can trigger an immune
response from your body, giving
you a few mild symptoms such as
achy muscles or low fever.
A nasal flu vaccine called
Flu Mist is the second preventa-
tive option. Unlike the flu shot,
the nasal flu vaccine contains
weakened viruses. Although these
viruses don't usually cause illness,
they have been known to occasion-
ally cause the flu. This vaccine is
recommended only for non-preg-
nant, healthy people between the
ages of five and 49.
Since flu viruses differ from
year to year, you need an annual
flu shot to try to prevent the flu.
Although the vaccines don't guar-
antee that you are 100 percent pro-
tected, they are still considered to
be the best preventative measure
currently available.
Both cold and flu viruses are
transmitted through microscopic
droplets from an infected person's
respiratory system. When an infected
person coughs or sneezes into their
hands, they can then carry droplets to
all the surfaces that they touch.
In order to protect yourself
and prevent the spread of cold
and flu viruses it is important that
you wash your hands frequently.
When you cough or sneeze into a
tissue or into your hands be sure
to wash your hands afterward.
Try to avoid touching your eyes,
nose and mouth so you can pre-
vent germs from entering your
body. Wash any shared surfaces
(like phones and keyboards) fre-
quently because viruses can live
on these surfaces for several hours.
Avoiding crowds may also be
beneficial in preventing the spread
of such viruses. Also, a well-nour-
ished immune system is better able
to fight off infections. Remember
to fuel your body with natural
vitamins found in healthy foods
and to exercise regularly.
This writer can be contacted at
pulse9theeastcarolinian.com.
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Graduates are preparing to receive diplomas and turn tassels soon.
Tips for graduates and guests
The University Commencement Ceremony will be held on Satur-
day, Dec. 1( in Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum. The ceremony
is set to begin with a band concert at 9:30 a.m. and the Commence-
ment program will begin at 10 a.m.
Family members, friends and guests of the degree-receiving
candidates should enter Minges Coliseum through GATE two or
three and proceed directly to the upper or lower seating areas.
Guests may park at Minges Coliseum, Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium,
Ficklen Drive and Harrington Field.
Degree-receiving candidates should dress appropriately. Women
should wear dark dresses and black shoes with academic robes.
Men should wear dark trousers, white shirts and black shoes with
academic robes. i
AAMN
continued from A4
nurses and as professors. The
meeting will be held in the new
Nursing and Allied Health Build-
ing in room 1150.
Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. is
"Burn Care Nursing where
Krnest Grant, UNC Chapel Hill,
Jaycee Burn Unit, nursing educa-
tion clinician for Burn Outreach
will speak in the new Nursing
and Allied Health Building in
room 1150.
Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.
is "Financial Responsibility
where Lee Tingen, senior finan-
cial advisor of Ameriprise Finan-
cial Services, Inc will discuss
investment opportunities in the
new Nursing and Allied Health
Building in room 1150.
Tuesday, March 7 at 7 p.m. is
"Humanitarian Nursing with Cap-
tain Craig Richters of the United
States Air Force Nurse Corps in
the new Nursing and Allied Health
Building, in room 1150.
Wednesday, April 23 at 7
p.m. is "Flight Nursing" with
guest speaker Carl Briley, RN,
East Care in the new Nursing
and Allied Health Building, in
room 1150.
Anyone interested in joining
AAMN is welcome to attend
their first meeting next semes-
ter or contact the ECU AAMN
chapter president Craig Bogen at
cab0619@ecu.edu.
This writer can be contacted at
pulse@theeastcarolinian.com.
VOLUNTEER
continued from A4
Special $10 Offer: New and Return donors:
Bring this ;icl for an extra $5 on your 2nd and 4th donations
'noi donated in nvei months
Come and gel your share of the money.
Through the donation of a shiny
new unwrapped toy, the Marine
Toys for Tots Foundation provides
happiness and hope to disadvan-
taged children who might other-
wise be overlooked this holiday
season. Toys for Tots is a 59-year
tradition of the U.S. Marine Corps
Reserves and is an IRS recog-
nized not-for-profit public charity.
In 2005, Toys for Tots deliv-
ered more than 18.5 million toys
to over 7.4 million children. Un-
fortunately, with over 13
million children living in poverty,
Toys for Tots needs help more than
ever this year to achieve their goal of
deliveringa toy to every child in need.
Cash donations will help the
Marines buy toys in bulk at deeply
discounted prices. These cash dona-
tions allow Toys lor Tots to better
ensure children receive both age and
gender appropriate toys. Donations
are 100 percent tax deductible and
can be made online at toysfor-
tots20oe.com.
Another popular volunteer
opportunity is through the Make-
A-Wish foundation. The Make-A-
Wish Foundation began in 1980
as the result of the efforts of vol-
unteers. Today, the Foundation
relies on nearly 25,000 volunteers
to fulfill its mission. Volunteers
have a chance to contribute their
time and skills to improve the lives
of others who are less fortunate.
Project Linus provides love,
a sense of security, warmth and
comfort to children who are seri-
ously ill, traumatized or other-
wise in need through the gifts
of new, handmade blankets and
afghans, lovingly created by
volunteer "blanketeers
Project Linus also provides a
rewarding and fun service oppor-
tunity for interested individuals and
groups in local communities for the
benefit of children.
These are just a few of the
opportunities to give back this holi-
day. No matter what way you choose
to make a difference, you can be sure
that someone somewhere is grateful
for your generosity.
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TUESDAY DECEMBER 5, 2006 PAGE A6
ECU's Inside Source
BY THE NUMBERS
7 Pirates to face the Bulls
Consecutive year that South
Florida has been extended
a bowl invitation, the Bulls
lost 14-0 to N.C. State in
the 1005 Meineke Car Care
Bowl, which was their first-
ever bowl game in 10 years
since its inception
2
Sports that Tyrell Worthing-
ton plans to play at KCU
according to his verbal to late
last week; the South Central
tailback helped the Falcons to
the second round of the play-
off's, while rushing for a,5.91
yards and 98 touchdowns;
Worthington was last year's
Coastal 3-A4-A Offensive
Player of the Year in football
and plans to play outfield for
Billy Ciodw in if he doesn't get
drafted in the Major League
Baseball amateur draft
17-3
Opening score in KCU's game
against Liberty; the Pirates
jumped out to the 14-point
lead !ehind Courtney Cap-
tain's seven points; ECU lost
64-56 to Liberty on Saturday
1,000
Career milestone in points
that KCU basketball recruit
Daquan Joyner surpassed
with a 23-point perfor-
mance in Cioldsboro's 79-67
win over Southern Wayne,
Joyner's Goldsboro squad
Joyner reached the 1,000
mark with an old-fashioned
three-point play early in the
first quarter
Bowl opponent
announced to cap
busy weekend
RON CLEMENTS
SENIOR WRITER
The when and where were
known over a week ago and now
the ECU football team finally
knows the who.
ECU (7-5,5-8 Conference USA)
will face South Florida on Dec 23 in
the Papajohns.com Bowl in Birming-
ham, Ala. USF (H-4,4-3 Big East) is
makingjust its second appearance in
a bowl game. The Bulls lost to N C
State, 14-0, in last war's Meineke
Car Care Bow I in Charlotte.
"We are certainly looking
forward to having the opportunity
and challenge of playing an oppo-
nent the caliber of USF said ECU
head coach Skip Holtz "We have
great respect for their program,
especially the way they compete
at a high level in a BCS conference
like the Big East. This matchup
will also present us with another
chance to see how far we have pro-
gressed as a program in two years
USF has won all three
meetings against ECU, includ-
ing a pair of wins in 2002 and
2003 in Greenville and a 8004
win in Tampa.
USF" has transitioned quickly
to a BCS conference, due in large
part to head coach Jim Leavitt.
USF started its football program
in 1997 and made the jump to
I)n ision 1-A in 2001. After a single
season as an independent, the Bulls
spent three years in Conference
UsAand their last meeting against
ECU was a 41-17 USF win in 2004.
Many of the ECU seniors
remember that beating and the
heart-breaking loss the season
before in Greenville when the
Pirates lost, 38-37, in double over-
time on a blocked extra point.
Had those three games
gone differently, it could be the
Pirates representing the Big
East and South F'lorida still in
Conference USA.
After knocking off then-No.
7 West Virginia in Morgantown,
Leavitt's name surfaced as a pos-
sible candidate for other jobs
as they became available due to
firings. The only coach USF has
ever had said he wants to remain
in Tampa and is not a candidate for
any other job.
"I've always said from the
beginning when I got here that
I hope I can retire from here and
sit up in the stands and watch the
Bulls win championships said
Leavitt last week. "1 don't even
think about all of that. I have the
best job in the country
Holtz was forced into making
a similar statement on Sunday fol-
lowing an erroneous report in the
Cincinnati Enquirer that said Holtz
was a candidate for Cincinnati's
head-coaching vacancy.
"My commitment is to East
Carolina University, our program
and, at this point, our upcoming
bowl game Holtz said. "I have
not sought, nor am 1 seeking any
other coaching position at this
time. I'm happy with the progress
we've made here but we still have a
lot of work to do. If anything, their
interest is a compliment to our pro-
gram, players and coaching staff.
I think Cincinnati has a bright
future with the leadership that is
in place and 1 wish them the best
One ECU coach that was inter-
viewed for the Cincinnati job
was defensive coordinator Greg
Hudson The Bearcats ended up
hiring former Central Michigan
head coach Brian Kelly to replace
Mark Dantonio, who took the head
job at Michigan State.
Holtz gave ECU's 22 seniors
the week off and used weekend
practices as sort of an "early spring
practice" to get some younger play-
ers more work and prepare for the
future. For the seniors, the future
is now and the Pirates are focused
on the Bulls.
"The game is important and
means a lot because we've never
played a bowl game said senior
safety Jamar Flournoy. "It gives
us a chance to go out with a ring
and to be known as the seniors that
got this program turned around by
winning a bowl game

This writer can be contacted at r
sports@theeastcarolinian.com.
10
Consecutive games that UNC-
Wilniington has won over
ECU at Trask Coliseum with
the Pirates' last win coming
Jan. 16, 1991; the Pirates beat
the Seahawks 88-69 at Minges
Coliseum last season; UNCW
leads the all-time series 31-
86, but the Pirates are 15-5
against the Seahawks as a
non-conference opponent
ECU will spend the next three weeks figuring out how to stop Matt Grothe.
Pirates go down in
Flames, lose to Liberty
2
Points that Jasmine Young
scored in the championship of
. the Lady Pirate Invitational,
the sophomore point guard
went l-ot-9 from the field
and missed all three of her
3 pointers; Young played 27
minutes in the 62-44 loss to
Florida State
ECU's Nicole Days, a junior forward scraps with Florida State center Nikki Anthony for a loose ball.
Women's basketball drops
championship game
Poor shooting night
dooms Pirates
RON CLEMENTS
SKNIOR WRITKH
In their game last Sunday
against North Carolina Central,
the ECU men's basketball team
was able to overcome a poor shoot-
ing first half to beat the Eagles.
Saturday at Liberty, the Pirates
weren't so fortunate.
ECU shot poorly from the
floor, from 3-point range and from
the free throw line, and fell to the
Flames, 64-56, to snap a three-
game winning streak.
Liberty (4-1) held the Pirates
to 35 percent from the floor,
including 19 percent (fl-of-Sl)
from behind the 3-point arch.
ECU (4-2) was just 10-of-27 from
the charity stripe.
"It was just one of those nights
ECU senior guard Courtney Cap-
tain said. "You can't come out and
make every shot that you take, but
as a team, we know we need to
work on that. Personally, I think
the free throws were the biggest
part of the game. You think about
how many we missed and think
about how many we lost by
Things started out great for
the Pirates as they jumped out
ECU (4-2)
to a 17-3 lead to open the game.
Liberty then went on its own run,
of 14-3, to pull within three and
trailed 26-21 at halftime.
After collecting three straight
wins, two at home over Division 11
opponents, the Pirates were unable
to find the mark in the second half.
ECU shot 37 percent from the
floor in the second half as Liberty
overtook the Pirates.
The Flames were hot in the
second half, shooting nearly 62
percent, and took a 36-35 lead
with just over 12 minutes remain-
ing on an Alex McLean lay-up.
McLean led all scorers with
17 points while Captain led the
Pirates with 16. Junior Darrell
Jenkins chipped in 13 for ECU
while Liberty's leading scorer,
Larry Blair, was held to 15.
McLean scored 15 of his 17
points in the second half, while
pulling down ll boards. B.J.Jen-
kins scored 12 for the Flames.
Captain and Jenkins were
the only Pirates in double fig-
ures while freshman John
Fields scored eight and grabbed
even rebounds. Jeremy Ingrain
added nine points off the bench for
ECU, which travels to UNC Wilm-
ington tonight for a 7 p.m. tip-off.
This writer can be contacted at
sportsatheeastcarolinian.com.
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Number of women's soccer
players who have been
named to the NSCAA All-
South second-team; junior
defender Kat Norris was also
recognized by her team and
coaches who voted her the
defensive player-ot-the year
They said it
"My commitment is to F'ast
Carolina University, our pro-
gram and, at this point, our
upcoming bowl game Holtz
said. "I have not sought, nor
am I seeking any other coach-
ing position at this time I'm
happy with the progress we've
made here but we still have a
lot of work to do. If anything,
their interest is a compliment
to our program, players and
coaching staff. I think Cincin-
nati has a bright future with
the leadership that is in place
and I w ish them the best
-Skip Holtz, EC V hiad coach
I
Florida State wins Lady
Pirate Invitational
JARED JACKSON
STAFF WRITER
Florida State won the fifth
annual Lady Pirate Invitational
this past weekend defeating ECU
62-11 in the championship game
at Minges ("olicsuni.
From the opening up off how-
ever, it was clear that ECU was
fatigued from the double overtime
73-70 win over North Dakota State
the previous day. ECU struggled
to find their offensive rhythm ill
the beginning and totaled four
turnovers in just a little over four
minutes of play
After ten minutes of action,
F'SU built a steady nine-point
lead with a 17-h advantage. ECU
tried to fight back after bring-
ing the lead back down to fix,
but kept hurting themselves
with turnovers,
At the end of the first half,
ECU had tallied an abysmal 15
turnovers, causing a .St-ls half-
time deficit. F'SU turned the Lady
Pirates' turnovers into 27 of their
33 points.
The second half didn't treat
the fatigued Pirates team any
nicer. F'SU stormed out of the
locker room with a 10-8 run .
The Seroinolei held .1 85-poinl
lead with 16:4k remaining in the
game While ECU played a little
bit better ill the second hall, the
oiiiinine was never in doubt.
The biggest contributors for
the Pirates were LaCoya Terry and
Jessica Slack. Terry, a sophomore
from Hephzibah, CJa, contributed
11 points, three assists and one
steal in the losing effort Slack, a
sophomore from Mt. Perry, Ohio,
finished the game with II points,
three steals and five assists.
After a season high 24 turn-
overs, Lady Pirates Head Coach
Sharon Baldwin-Tener admit-
ted after the game that she
thought her team was fatigued,
but offered it as no excuse
for the loss
"I think it was tough and I
think that we were a little bit tired
but that's really no excuse said
Baldw in-Tener. "TSUI played
three games in four days before.
We have to be tougher than we
are. When you play a team as ath-
letic as F'lorida State, your passes
have to be right on the money and
you have to go meet your passes.
We weren't doing that. We did
it a little hit better in the second
half, but you have to take care
of the ball
Jasmine Young, the sophomore
point guard, finished with only
two points, one assist and one steal
to her name. Young was shut out
in the first half for the first time
all season. Her previous low for
points in the first half was three
against James Madison and Old
Dominion.
Baldwin-Tener thought that
Young struggled this weekend, but
i
was optimistic she would be back
to form before long.
"I think she struggled this
weekend said Baldwin-Tener.
"They put a bigger guard on her
and on ball screens they jumped
out there pretty aggressive. I think
she was flustered a little bit. Some-
times she forces the game instead
of letting it come to her. I think she
will be back
In what was easily the most
exciting game this season, FXU
defeated North Dakota State 73-70
in double overtime of the opening
round. A pair of LaCoya Terry free
throws with 3.1 seconds sealed the
win and gave FXU what would
prove to he a physically draining
three-point win.
FSU (8-1) defeated F-airfleld
69-54 in dominating fashion in the
opening round.
The two-day invitational was
the second of three tournaments
the Lady Pirates will play this
season. FXU lost to Vermont 57-
43 in the Vermont Tournament
final. The Lady Pirates defeated
Drexel 66-54 to win the invita-
tional last season. FX'U has won
the event three times overall in
the first years of its existence.
However, the weekend split gives
the Lady Pirates continues FXU's
frustrating start to the young
season.
Sitting at 3-5 doesn't please
Baldwin Tener. She believes that
starting out with a slew of road
see LADY PIRATES page A7
FIELDS
BLAIR
CAPTAIN
FARMER
INGRAM
EVANS
HINNANT
OTALS
FG
0-2
6-16
2-6
4-7
0-0
20-57
LIBERTY (4-1)
FG
MCLEAN
PORTER 0-1
HUBBARD 3-5
HOLLAND
BAKER
MONROE
TOTALS
1-5
0-3
23-57
FT
0-2
1-2
1-2
0-1
0-0
FT
0-2
1-4
0-0
0-0
17-30
REB PT
9
4
2
1
1
REB
4
4
6
2
47
0
16
5
9
PT
0
B
7
2
0
64
HALFTIME- ECU 26-21.3-POINT GOALS- ECU 6-31 (CAPTAIN
3-12, JENKINS 2-9, INGRAM 1-4, GAGNON 0-1, FARMER 0-
2, HINNANT 0-3), LIBERTY 1-11 (BLAIR 1-5, HOLLAND 0-1,
JENKINS 0-1, BAKER 0-2, SMITH 0-2). REBOUNDS- ECU 37
(BLAIR 9), LIBERTY 47 (MCLEAN 11). ASSISTS- ECU 11
(JENKINS 4), LIBERTY 9 (JENKINS, SMITH 3). A-2,664.





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Dave's Team beat the Tyraholics to win the men's gold league title.
Five teams win
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JARED JACKSON
STAFF WRITER
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Sunday night at the Student
Recreation Center.
Five leagues were offered,
featuring 50 teams in total.
The leagues were wheel-
chair, men's purple, men's
gold, fraternity purple and
fraternity gold.
In the men's gold league,
Dave's Team proved to be the
better finessed team, beating the
Tyraholics in a high scoring game.
The first half was dominated by
both team's offensive power. The
Tyraholics hit a buzzer beater to
take an 1S-I7 lead into halftime
after a frantic paced first half
The second half was played at
even a faster pace with both teams
exchanging leads.
In the men's purple divi-
sion, Plava I'lavs' Flavor Squad
downed Dem Dudez 43-19. In
what was an even game for much
of the first half, Flava Flavs
Flavor Squad pulled away in
the waning minutes of the half
to take a 17-11 advantage into
intermission. The second half was
totally dominated by the Flavor
Squad on both the defensive
and offensive side.
Jason Wood of the Flavor
Squad thought that his team
played well and hopes to defend
the title next year.
"We came out and just tried to
get it done said Wood. "We knew
we were going to face a tough
squad today. Overall, I thought
we played well, we'had some holes
in the defense, but were going to
work on that for next season. We
hope to come back next year and
defend the crown
Sigma Phi Kpsilon defeated
Sigma Alpha Fpsilon 29-19
in the fraternity gold league.
The game started with both
teams hitting their first
couple shots and it appeared
that the game would be all
offense in nature. Sig Ep was
determined to get the win and
cracked down their defense. At
halftime Sig F.p held a seven-
point lead after Sigma Alpha
Kpsilon missed two putbacks as
the buzzer sounded. The second
halt featured the same from Sig
Kp as they were able to pull away
when Sigma Alpha Kpsilon's
three-pointers strayed.
Sig Ep team member
Daniel Kosenblum cred-
ited the point guard play for
his team's victory.
"Our point guard wasjust able to
hit outside shots said Kosenblum.
"We held them down low. They're
much bigger than US, but we held our
own and got rebounds. That is how
we won
In the fraternity purple
league. Kappa Sigma beat previ-
ously undefeated Sigma Alpha
Kpsilon 18-18. The first half
was low sioring as Sigma Alpha
Kpsilon nursed a 10-9 halftime
advantage behind two three-
pointers from Mark Hardee.
Kappa Sigma's defense proved to
be too much in the second half,
allowing only three points.
Kappa Sigma's Alex Von-
siatsky said that he looked
forward to facing SAE once
again after losing to them in
the regular season.
"It was a big win said Von-
siatsky. "We played SAE earlier
in the year and they were a heck
of a team and beat us. We were
looking forward to playing them
again and I'm happy that we
could come out on top. It was
a good game against a great
team. They got a bunch of big
guys, but we just played really
well defensively
The wheelchair league
was a new addition this year,
enabling those with disabilities
to play basketball. However, the
game didn't feature a handi-
capped player as participants
walked from their wheelchair
following the game.
The Bailers beat Gears of
War, maintaining a steady lead
from the beginning of the game
till the end. Gears of War were
not able to find any offensive
rhythm, and with the slow paced
causing by participating in wheel-
chairs, were not able to overcome
the deficit.
After the game, Michael
Hobgood commented that he
welcomed the challenge of the
wheelchair league.
"It was a challenge using the
wheelchairs knowing how to
turn them and shooting from sit-
ting down said Hobgood. "We
won the first couple games and
kept w inning, and now we're the
champions It was fun
Intramural staff member
Rachel Mosul- thought the entire
3-on-S season went well.
"Overall, it was a pretty good
season said Moser. "We didn't
have any issues. It's not as bad as 5-
on-5 usually. We had good sports-
manship and a lot of good games
This writer can be contacted at
sports@theeastcarolinian.com.
LADY PIRATES
games contributed to her team's
losing record.
"I think that we have had a
tough schedule being on the road
so much the former Mercer
University head coach said. "We
have to regroup and get some
wins together. Anytime you
pick up one, we picked up one
yesterday, it's good. Our goal
continued from A6
now is to get back to .500 before
we start our conference schedule
After the game, an all tour-
nament team was selected.
The team was comprised of
LaC'oya Terry. Jessica Slack
from ECU, Fairfield's Baundu
I.owenthal and FSU's Alicia Glad-
den and Britany Miller. Miller
was also selected as the tour-
nament's most valuable player.
The Pirates play
Wednesday, Dec. (S when
they host former Colonial
Athletic Association rival in UNC
Wilmington. The tip-off is set for
7 p.m. at Minges Coliseum.
This writer can be contacted at
sports@theeastcarolinian.com.
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