The East Carolinian, January 20, 2004

Volume 79 Number 106
The Board of Trustees
approved both a student fee and a
tuition increase totaling $406 in
their last meeting that will affect
students in the fall of 2004.
The tuition increase, which
was opposed at the Student
Government Association meet-
ing just weeks before, will hit
students' and parents' pockets
hard when an extra $300 is added
to tuition bills within the next
three years.
"If we do not do this tuition
increase), three years from now
we will be looking at it again, and
it will require more money said
Chuck Hawkins, senior associ-
ate vice chancellor for financial
In the 2004-05 academic year,
the tuition increase is expected to
provide an additional $5.4 mil-
lion in revenue for ECU.
The revenue generated from
the increase in tuition is planned
to be used in the university's
high-need areas.
The board set 42 percent
of the revenue aside to attract
and retain faculty members by
increasing salaries; need-based
financial aid will gain 30 per-
cent of funds; 15 percent will
provide salary increases to retain
and attract staff and administra-
tors; 13 percent will expand the
academic advising system to
accommodate more students.
Trustees also approved a
staggered tuition increase for
ECU'S Brody School of
Under the proposal, first
year medical students attending
Brody in the 2004-05 academic
year will be affected by a1,200
increase that will decrease to
$700 in the 2005-06 and 2006-
07 academic years.
Second, third and fourth
year medical students attend-
ing Brody in the 2004-05 year
will experience a one time fee
increase of $700.
The board also approved a
$106 increase in student fees that
see TRUSTEES page A2
January 20, 2004
Sjee Community unites for peace
Decision will take
affect fall of 2004
injustice anywhere
is a threat to justice
- Martin Luther King Jr.
Greenville residents gathered downtown early Monday
to march for workers' rights and peace. Rose Glover,
District 2 council member for the Greenville City
Council, encouraged demonstrators to become more
involved in their community.
The event was held on MLK Jrs birthday to honor his
commitment to social action and human rights.
Grant offers more housing; Missed deadlines yield unexpected fees
for Pitt County's homeless
Area organizations
promote Poverty
Awareness Month
The Catholic Campaign
for Human Development des-
ignated January as Poverty in
America Awareness month in
hopes to make the U.S. poverty
crisis a greater concern for more
According to a study done by
the U.S. Census Bureau in 2002,
there are 34.6 million Americans
living in poverty - 13.8 percent
live in the south.
In Pitt County alone, 20.8
percent of households live in
In response to these disturb-
ing numbers, the Pitt County
Continuum of Care, an project
that came from the work of
Greenville Community Shelters,
announced a proposal request-
ing federal funding by the U.S.
Department of Housing and
ffc Poverty
For more Information on poverty
and how to help, visit one ol the
following Web sites:
Urban Development.
This grant will provide five
two-bedroom apartments for
disabled homeless individuals
who qualify.
"Ideally, this providing
homes is our goal said
l.ynne James, executive direc-
tor of Greenville Community
Shelters Inc.
James said the PCCC will
work with property owners, who
will be leasing the apartments.
She said this will help with
the "revolving door" problem
of homeless shelters. Because of
the amount of homeless indi-
viduals and the limited hous-
ing options, many individuals
remain in a state of chronic-
see POVERTY page A3
Spring dates students
should remember
The beginning of a semester
means new classes, teachers,
pressures and bills. But many
students may be surprised by Un-
costly tuition and fee deadlines
in the first few weeks.
Unless students officially
drop or cancel registration,
they are financially obligated to
pay for their classes. This rule
applies whether a portion or the
entire schedule is dropped.
Full-time students who
missed the deadline to drop
to part-time or withdraw will not
receive a full refund.
The amount of refund
also decreases on a staggered
date schedule requiring a $25
processing fee be paid before
remaining funds may be
collected. After Feb. 6 no refunds
will be given.
If a student wishes, he
or she may use one of three
allotted drops to leave a course
with no fee, but this must
happen after the fifth and before
the 30th day of that class.
Assistant Registrar Jennifer
McMahon said after the last
day, if a student wants to with-
draw completely from a class,
he or she needs a signature from
the instructor, who will issue a
Withdrawal Pass or a With-
drawal Fail, depending on class
The withdrawal may or may
not affect tuition refund if full-
time status is maintained, but
could affect student loans and
other financial aid.
"Any time a student wants
to drop a class or withdraw
completely, they should prob-
ably check with financial aid and
housing to see if there are any
consequences McMahon said.
Depending on the amount of
classes and what used books are
available, the cost of textbooks
and other supplies could also
catch you by surprise.
Wanda Scarborough,
director of ECU Student Stores,
said students should allot
at least $375-$450 for text-
She said if you are interested
in returning your book, it must
be done within 10 days of pur-
chase and a receipt must accom-
Kaleb Hobson, senior buisiness and industrial distribution
major spends more than $400 on textbooks this semester.
pany the return.
For those who miss the 10-
day mark, your most profitable
move may be selling your book
on the Internet.
If you wait until book buy-
back comes around at the end of
the semester, you may get stuck
with half of what you paid or
even worse, nothing.
This writer can be contacted at
Dates to Remember
Jan. 23 Is the last day for a
75 percent refund for dropped or
withdrawn classes.
Jan. 30 is the last day for a
50 percent refund for dropped
or withdrawn classes.
Feb. 6 Is the last day lor a
25 percent refund lor dropped
or withdrawn classes.
Poverty Awareness
throughout January
- The poverty rate for all individuals in PitJ County dropped from 22.1 percent to 20.3 percent from 1989 lo 1999.
-o Families in poverty lhat have a female householder make up 37.5 percent of those who live in poverty.
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who want to drop the habit with
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Despite their best efforts, ECUS Pirates
let to the Louisville Cardinals In Dowdy-
Rcklen Stadium Thursday.
The last day to apply for May
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Career Readiness Workshop: Correspondence
Career Services offers a workshop job search correspondence today
from 1230p.m. -1:15p.m. in 1014 Bate.
Career Readiness Workshop: Resumes
Career Services offers a workshop on resume writing today from 12:30
p.m. -1:15 p.m. in 1014 Bate
Cost Sharing Teleconference
The Office of Sponsored Programs presents a teleconference on
cost sharing management Wednesday from 11:30 am. - 3:30 p.m.
in 2E92 Brody Contact the office at osp@mail.ecuedu or 328-9540
to ensure the availability of informational material
The last day to apply for May graduation is Friday For more information
visit www ecu educommencement
Pedlatric Medicine Presentation
Loretta Kopelman, MD. will speak on Current Guidelines and
Controversies in Pediatric Research" on Friday from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30
p.m. in 2E92 Brody.
Career Readiness Workshop: Interviewing
Career Services will offer a workshop on how to have a
successful interview Tuesday, Jan 27 from 1230 pm. -1:15 p.m. in 1014
Faculty Senate Meeting
The Faculty Senate will meet Tuesday Jan 27. at 2:10 p.m. in the
Mendenhall Great Room
Medical Time Management Workshop
The Brody School of Medicine will offer a time management
workshop for faculty in health science institutions Tuesday, Jan 27 from
12:30 p.m. - 4:15 pm in 2W40 Brody. Contact the Office of
Academic and Faculty Development at 744-3420 for registration.
Information Technology Seminar
Phillip Emer, a senior member of the technical staff in MCNC's
Advanced Technologies Group and the Chief Architect of the NC Bogrid,
will speak on North Carolina's initiatives to use grid computing in research,
education and business Wednesday. Jan 28. from 2 p.m - 3 p.m. in 221
Career Readiness Workshop: Job Search
The goal of this workshop is to share with students various tools they
could utilize in their employment search Following this session, students
will be able to devise their own "game plan" for job searching all types ol
opportunities such as part-time employment, internships, and permanent
positions Workshop will be Thursday, Jan 29. from 1230 p.m. -1:15 p.m.
in 1014 Bate
1980s Lecturer
The Student Union Spectrum Committee presents 1980s rock music
lecturer Barry Drake Thursday. Jan 29. from 7:30 p.m - 9 p.m. in Hendrix
Graduate Test Prep Courses
The College of Business (Office of Professional Programs) will offer review
courses for the GMAT GRE and SAT exams this spring Direct questions
and registrations to 328-6377
GMAT courses will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays,
Feb 5 March 4, from 630 p.m. - 9 pm Cost is $195 due by Jan. 29
GRE courses will be on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Feb 4 - March 3, from 630 p.m - 9 pm. Cost is $195 due by Jan 28
SAT courses will be on Saturdays, Feb 21 - March 20 from 9 am - noon
Cost is $125 due by Feb 13
Childhood Chronic Illness Presentation
Julie Baines, MD. will speak on 'The Best Time of Their Lives Camping
for Children with Chronic Illness" Friday, Jan 30. from 12:30 pm - 1:30
pm in 2E92 Brody
Language Arts Conference
The College of Education will sponsor the Mary Lois Staton Reading
Language Arts Conference Friday. Feb 13, from 8 am - 4 pm in the
Greenville Hilton The conference will feature newspaper columnist
and author Susie Wilde, children's author Pansie Hart Rood and 25
sessions on literacy issues Contact Susan Ranson at 328 6830 for
LatinoHispanic Education Conference
The College of Education and the North Carolina Center for
International Understanding hosts the first LatinoHispanic Education
conference on Thursday Feb 26, at 8:30 am in the Greenville Hilton
Contact the Division of Continuing Studies at 1-800-767-9111 for
Volunteers Needed
The Uteracy Volunteers ol Pitt County need individuals to tutor English
as a Second Language adult immigrants Knowledge of a second
language is not necessary Sessions will be Friday. Feb 6 from
630 pm - 9:30 pm, continuing to Saturday. Feb 7 from 9 am - 4
p.m at 504-A Dexter St Contact Sharon Schlichting at 353-6578
for more information
Directory Correction
The 2003-04 campus directory listing for the School of Communication
is erroneously listed as 328-4284 The main office number is
328-4227 and all administrative offices are housed in Joyner East, not
Erwin as indicated
Summer Study Abroad
An opportunity to study abroad in Ghana and receive class credit is
offered May 20 - June 9 Contact Seodial F H Deena at 328-6683 for
more information
News Briefs
Two NC plane-crash survivors
recovering in hospital
survivors remained hospitalized
Sunday after a single-engine plane
crash that killed the pilot
Thomas John Wood. 70. of Hays,
died Saturday when his 1958 model
Cessna 182A crashed into a field
about 15 miles from Wllkes County
Airport, which is about 50 miles
northwest of Winston-Salem
Wood's son, John Wood. 38, and 12-
year-old grandson Seth Lytle, were
in serious condition Sunday at Wake
Forest University Baptist Medical
Center, a hospital spokeswoman
said Both are from Maiden
Thomas Wood s son-in-law, Thomas
Lytle, 45, was treated at a hospital
and released Saturday night, a
spokeswoman said.
UNC-Chapel Hill faculty oppose
sharp out-of-state tuition Increase
CHAPEL HILL (AP) - Faculty members
at North Carolina's flagship public
university have formally voted against
a proposed $1,500 tuition increase for
out-of-state students.
The Faculty Council at the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
agreed Friday in a unanimous vote
to oppose the tuition proposal by the
school's board of trustees
Council members said the increase
could threaten graduate education at
the school, harm students and break
tradition by tunneling extra revenues
to pay for athletic scholarships.
"There was very deep concern of
setting the precedent of essentially
taxing nonresident students to pay
for athletic scholarships said Lloyd
Kramer, a history professor, "I think
that sets an incredibly dangerous
The council opposed the increase
even though much of the revenues
would be used to boost faculty
Two guards taken hostage
by inmates at Arizona prison;
negotiators called in
BUCKEYE, Ariz (AP) - Two state
prison guards were taken hostage
by inmates early Sunday, and
negotiators were called in to try to
defuse the situation
One inmate overpowered one of the
guards shortly after 5 a.m. during
breakfast preparations, then met
up with another inmate in the prison
yard and the two gained access to
the officers' tower, said Jim Robideau,
a spokesman for the Arizona
Department of Corrections.
A male correctional officer taken
hostage was injured, said Cam
Hunter, a department spokeswoman.
Officials did not release details of the
injury, but said the other hostage, a
female correctional officer, was not
believed to be hurt.
Two other officers and a staff member
were injured in a scuffle. Robideau
Families grieve for friends
whose hunting expedition
ended In Lake Erie plane crash
KINGSVILLE. Ontario (AP) - Rescue
workers battling heavy snow, shifting
ice and low clouds gave up any
hope of pulling survivors from the
frigid waters of Lake Erie where 10
people were presumed killed in a
single-engine plane crash
"Unfortunately, this has changed
from a rescue mission to a recovery
mission Constable Brian Knowler,
of the provincial police in Kingsville.
said Sunday
The plane crashed in snowy weather
late Saturday afternoon, and by
Sunday was submerged in 24 feet of
water about a mile west of Canada's
Pelee Island, the Ontario Provincial
Police said.
The Georgian Express plane, carrying
eight hunters from Ontario, the pilot
and a friend of the pilot, was bound
for Windsor, about 35 miles to the
northwest, when the pilot made a frantic
call for help soon after taking off.
The cause of the crash has yet to be
Suicide bombing kills about
20 on eve of crucial talks about
a U.N. role in troubled Iraq
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - A suicide driver
set off a truck bomb at the gates of
the US-led coalition headquarters
Sunday, killing about 20 people
and wounding more than 60 in the
deadliest attack here since Saddam
Hussein's capture last month
The bombing, which occurred during
rush hour on a chill foggy morning,
came on the eve of a meeting
between US administrator L Paul
Bremer and UN. Secretary-General
Kofi Annan to discuss Iraq's future,
including whether Iraq is safe enough
for the world body to return.
Witnesses said that at about 8 a.m
the driver of what the U.S. military
described as a white Toyota pickup
truck tried to bypass a line of Iraqi
workers and a crowd of U.S. military
vehicles, coming as close as possible
to the entrance American troops call
"Assassins' Gate
The force of the blast, from a bomb
containing 1,000 pounds of explosive,
rattled windows more than a mile
away The attack was the latest
inside the US -controlled "Green
Zone" along the west bank of the
Tigris River, which insurgents have
targeted in the past with mortar and
rocket fire.
Most victims were Iraqis, many
lined up for stringent security
checks before going to work or
attending other business inside the
high-walled coalition compound,
housed in what was once Saddam's
Republican Palace.
U.S. helicopter hits house,
killing 11: Afghan officials
KANDAHAR. Afghanistan (AP) -
A U.S. helicopter attacked a
house in a village in southern
Afghanistan, killing 11 people,
four of them children, Afghan officials
said Monday
There was no immediate comment
from the U.S. military.
The attack occurred at around 4
am Sunday, a day after U.S. forces
hunting for Taliban insurgents had
searched Saghatho village, where
the home is located, said Abdul
Rahman, chief of Char Chino district
in Uruzgan province.
"They were simple villagers, they
were not Taliban. I don't know why
the U.S. bombed this home. We have
informed our authorities he told The
Associated Press by telephone in the
southern city of Kandahar
Maj Steven R. Moon, a spokesman
for the U.S. military in Kabul, had no
immediate comment.
Moore said the 147 passengers were
taken off and would be questioned
by police.
Former Justice addresses
campus on King's birthday
Speech encourages
crowd not to give up
Till1 words of Martin Luther
King Jr. rang clear in Hendrix
Theater as ECU welcomed former
lustice Henry Frye for a celebra-
tion of King's lile and legacy.
Frye, the first African Ameri-
can elected as Chief Justice of the
North Carolina Supreme Court,
talked about the experiences
that encouraged him to fight for
what be believed in anil not to
give up.
"When you're right, when
your cause is right, never give
up said Frye.
Frye spoke of how change was
made during the times of Martin
Luther King Jr. activists' staged
sit-ins, bus boycotts and other
non-violent demonstrations
to voice opinions and produce
change, he said.
Frye said the only downfall
of these acts was that law change
came after the people who worked
for the change could enjoy the
fruits of their labor.
"We build on what others
have done, and we try to take
things a little further, a step at a
time Frye said.
"The race is not to the swift
nor to the strong, but to he who
endures to the end.
You get a setback, and you
just keep on, keeping on. And
I think in so many ways Dr.
King taught us that - to never
give up
Frye was invited to speak at
Hendrix Theater by the Martin
Luther King Observance Com-
"The MI.K Observance Com-
mittee has developed a habit of
trying to bring in individuals who
can really tell us what it was like
to live through Jim Crow said
David Dennard, chair of the MI.K
Observance Committee.
"We try to bring individuals
who were involved, not individu-
als who heard about the Civil
Rights movement. These are the
individuals who add to the edu-
cation that we get here at ECU
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Spirit rover collects thousands of images of Mars for NASA.
Rover Spirit searching for
water, life on Red Planet
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will bring the fee total to S1J27
per year in 2004-05.
Although all the tees proposed
�I the Board of Trustees meet-
ing were passed, they are still
not final. Fees must go before
the Board of Governors in their
February meeting,
"I am hopeful that all
Increases will pass Hawkins
"We F.CU are a people-
oriented organization, and in
order to compete with other
universities, we need these fees
to pass
This writer can be contacted at
news&theeas tcarolinian. com.

TUition Increases Passed
by the Board of Trustees
Main campus:
A $300 tuition Increase was approved by the board and will affect all
students tor the next three academic years.
-Tuition for In-state undergraduates will rise from Its current rate of
$1,910 to $2310 In the 2006-07 academic year.
-Tuition for out-of-state undergraduates will rise from $12,049 to $12,949
in the 2006-07 academic year.
Brody School of Medicine:
The medical school will experience a staggered Increase In tuition for
first through fourth year medical students.
-First year medical students' tuition will Increase $1,200 bringing It to
$4,809 In 2004-05, $5,509 In 2005-06 and $6209 In 2006-07.
-Second, third and fourth year medical students will experience a
$700 increase that will bring their tuition to $4,309 In the 2004-05
academic year.
ECU'S Shawn Laatsch
explains Mars mission
With the recent push by Presi-
dent George Bush to return to the
moon and land on Mars, the
space program has been launched
back onto the nation's agenda.
And over the weekend, II
Science Education Instructor
Shawn Laatsch spoke to the
public about NASA's efforts to
make a manned space flight to
Mars M)ssible.
The presentation was held at
Goose Creek State Park in Wash-
ington, NC, and it focused on the
landing of the unmanned rover
Spirit on Mars earlier this month.
"We came to learn about the
universe said Diane Norris, an
ECU biology lab manager.
A telescope presentation was
also scheduled to follow the pre-
sentation, but was cancelled due
to cloud cover.
"Mars is a lot like Earth" said
"Both planets are the right
distance from the Sun to support
life, both have four seasons, lxth
have similar day lengths, and
Mars' orbital tilt ol 2S degrees is
very close to Earth's
Laatsch said due to Mars' thin
atmosphere, scientist are looking
for life in extreme climates, such
as inside rocksand volcanos, where
water could form.
The rover is equipped with
instruments such as drills and
scrapers for investigating the
surface's rocks and terrain.
The investigation of rocks
is one of the key points ol the
mission. Scientists are currently
focusing on the search tor water
on Mars, and clues to where water
might be found is often found in
"Water is the key l.aatsch
said. "Water is essential to life,
and the rover has been sent to
an area that is thought to pos-
sibly have water or contain rocks
that would give definitive evidence
ol water
Spirit will conduct various
scientific tests on the rocks and
surface as it roams across the
planet, looking for signs of life
and water.
Hie rover typically covers
about titty meters per day, but
I aatsc h said more may be possible
as the rover continues its mission.
I he rover will also send back
thousands of pictures to NASA
scientists during its mission.
I lie wealth ot informal ion pro-
Ided by t lie mission can be vital to
areas outside space exploration.
NASA is responsible for 80
percent ol new medical technol-
Ogy and the development of
many modern plastics used in
health care.
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Interracial dating remains controversial
Turner, Sanders offer
ECU students insight
Interracial couples comprised
just two percent of all U.S. mar-
riages in 2000. However, since
1980, the number of interra-
cial marriages has more than
In response, the l.edonia
Wright Cultural Center held an
open discussion on interracial
dating, and those in attendance
brought personal opinion and
background to the topic.
"Most of the people that I've
talked to find it more uncomfort-
able to see a white person with
any type of non-white person
than people of the same ethnic-
ity said Julie Ventura, senior His-
panic studies education major.
l.athan Turner, director of the
l.edonia Wright Cultural Center,
said while interracial dating is
more common today, it's not a
new topic In our society.
"limes have changed
it's a different generation said
"There's probably some evi-
dence, if not statistical data, that
would validate interracial cou-
ples, interracial dating, marriage
goes years and years back
Turner said people of all
races are pressured by family to
date only within their race, but
that college is a time of explora-
tion. Students are more likely to
go beyond the limits of restraint
imposed on them at home, Turner
The media within the last
century had an affect on the
portrayal of U.S. ethnic groups,
Turner said.
"There was a movie called
Rosewood. Rosewood was set
back in the 1920s and a woman
simply stated that she had been
raped by an African male, and it
just destroyed the whole town
Turner said.
"Conversely, Spike lee looks
at interracial dating through his
movieHix'eft'WT. audit was from
the standpoint of'ttils Is coo), this
is imminent and it was pretty
much accepted by society as a
good movie
Attendants at the meeting
agreed that several modern
television programs like "Sex
and the City" and "Hoy Meets
World deal with interracial
Toya Sanders and Lathan Turner lead the discussion on
interracial dating in the Ledonia Wright Center last week.
dating appeal to today's youth
and could make interracial dating
more acceptable.
Ian Baer, senior political sci-
ence major, said he thinks the
geographical location of ECU
has an impact on the acceptance
of ethnic groups and interracial
"Eastern North Carolina is
traditionally a non-tolerant area
of different ethnic groups, gen-
erally speaking" said Baer.
"In 1898, there were the race
riots in Wilmington, NC - it's the
only time in U.S. history where
there's been a coup on the city.
Eastern North Carolina has a very
bad history of that sort of thing
Toya Sanders, associate
director for the l.edonia Wright
Cultural Center, said interracial
marriages used to be illegal in the
United States.
In 1967 it was legalized after
several court cases, the most
significant being Loving vs. Com-
monwealth in Virginia.
Interracial marriage and
dating is expected to increase in
coming years, Turner said.
This writer can be contacted at
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Bush to unveil job-training grants for colleges
WASHINGTON (AP) - In his State of the Union
address, President Bush is expected to propose new
job-training grants for community colleges to help
prepare American workers for today's economy - a
key issue in November's presidential election.
In his address to Congress and the nation
Tuesday night, Bush plans to announce at least
$120 million in grants, administered by the Labor
Department, to enhance work force training pro-
grams at community colleges, education officials
said Sunday.
All of the major broadcast networks and the
cable television networks planned to broadcast the
speech live Tuesday night.
The president is expected to expand on the plan
in a speech Wednesday at Owens Community Col-
lege in Toledo, Ohio, a re-election battleground
state that Bush has already visited more than a
dozen times.
"They are not putting the money into the
Department of Education, they're putting it in the
Department of Labor - the signal there is to focus
on work force training activities said Terry I lartle,
senior vice president of the American Council on
Education, a trade association of 1,800 two- and
four-year colleges and universities.
"I guess they think that training and retraining
remains essential aw continue to see the erosion
of American jobs, especially manufacturing jobs
11.111 le said.
That is a particular problem in such states
as Ohio, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Wisconsin and
Job growth is expected to be an Important issue
leading up to November's presidential election and
Bush could be vulnerable. The economy has lost
about 2.3 million jobs since he took office in 2001,
giving him the worst job-creation record of any
president since Herbert Hoover.
White House aides declined to comment on the
proposal Sunday.
"We'll let the president make his speech on
Tuesday spokesman Taylor Cross said.
Gross said Bush worked on his speech
for a couple of hours Sunday afternoon after
having lunch with national security adviser
Condoleczza Rice; Harriet Micrs, deputy chief Ol
staff for policy; and Karen Hughes, a former
White House official and one of Bush's closest
advisers, who flew in from Texas to help with the
George R. Hoggs, president and chief executive
officer of the American Association of Community
Colleges, which represents 1,200 schools, said the
grants would be targeted to workforce training
programs in high-demand occupations, such as
health care.
"Of course, on the national scheme, it's not
a great amount, but it's certainly enough to help
some of our colleges develop capacity for these
programs, so we would be very supportive of this
proposal Boggs said.
President George W. Bush outlines an immigration reform proposal in the
White House to allow illegal workers in the U.S. to join a new temporary
worker program and not lose their jobs.
Memorials, church services mark King's 75th birthday
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ATLANTA (AP) � Martin
Luther King Jrs birthday
tribute last week was marked
by discord, with hundreds
protesting President Bush's
visit to the slain civil rights
leader's tomb.
Organizers of cer-
emonies honoring the federal
holiday for King were
hoping for a bit more
On Monday, thousands
were expected to gather and
listen as King's son, Martin
Luther King 111, president of
the King Center for Nonvio-
lent Social Change, kicks off
the annual commemorative
service at Ebenezer Baptist
Church, where his father
preached until his assassination
in 1968.
On King's birthday Thurs-
day, about 800 protesters rallied
against Hush's visit to the tomb
on what would have been King's
75th birthday.
Beating drums and
chanting, "Peace, not war;
that's what Martin stood for
and "Hush, go home many of
the protesters said Hush's poli-
cies on the Iraq war, affirmative
action and social service fund-
ing directly contradicted King's
The anti-war message was
to be prominent again on
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qualify for the grant, called
"Solid Ground will have the
chance to qualify for Habitat for
Humanity and become perma-
nent homeowners.
"We have two individuals
who have qualified for Habitat
already James said.
The CCHD plans to con-
tinue to raise poverty awareness
by releasing public opinion
surveys, an educational
campaign and holding activi-
ties in Catholic schools and
public settings.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian. com.

Presidential candidates S.S2K
await Democrats' verdict 2SSS
Presidential hopeful Howard Dean arrives at a Caucus for Change event in Oskaloosa, Iowa.
(AP) � Counting the hours
before lowans kick off the
closest caucus race here in years
for the Democratic nomination
for president, candidates on
Monday urged their sup-
porters to ignore freezing
temperatures and join what was
expected to be a huge turnout.
The four candidates 'ocked
in a statistical tie at the top of
the polls - John Kerry, John
Ldwards, Howard Dean and
Dick (iephardt - planned one
more day of intense cam-
paigning before moving on
to New Hampshire and its
opening primary next week.
Typical of a caucus-day
candidate, Dean spent part
of the morning shaking
hands and posing for photos
with supporters.
At the Hamburg Inn, a tiny
restaurant just off the Univer-
sity of Iowa campus in Iowa
City, one employee told him,
"You're going all the way,
"I think so, too said Dean.
Weeks of touting propos-
als and criticizing rivals in
appearances across this farm
state focused on getting people
to precinct meetings from public
buildings to private homes
Monday night.
"We all face the same
test here said Gephardt, the
Missouri congressman who has
said a loss might well end his
He told "Today" on NBC,
"Everybody's got to do well
or win. 1 think that's my test
as well. I think I am going to
Kerry, who surged in polls
last week, pledged to fight
for support throughout the
"Almost everybody was
writing off my campaign three
or four weeks ago he told "The
F.arly Show" on CBS.
"I've always said there were
three tickets out of Iowa and I
was going to get one of them
Edwards, too, contended
his campaign could weather
less than a first-place finish,
pointing to a boost in
interest in speeches
relatively free of
the sniping that has marked
those of some of his rivals.
He told "Good Morning
America" on ABC, "We've
already accomplished so
much here in Iowa, and the
people's response to what I want
to do has been amazing
Dean, his front-runner status
in question, said his base would
remain strong regardless of the
outcome of the caucuses.
"I think we're going to do
fine. I think we're going to win
tonight he told ABC.
"We can't beat George
Bush with the same old folks
we've been trying to beat him
with. We've got to go back to our
base. Reach out to real Democrats
and get them to go to the cau-
cuses again
Two other major contend-
ers-Joe l.ieberman and Wesley
Clark - skipped the caucuses
to seek support for the New
Hampshire primary Jan. 27.
By the numbers, Iowa's
caucuses offered scant reward
- first claim in a fight over 45
national convention delegates
out of 4,322 who will attend
next summer's national
But Iowa Democrats had
the power to confer more
than that when they settled in
for an evening of politicking in
1,993 precinct caucuses.
They offered instant cam-
paign credibility for the winner-
arid potentially crippling set-
backs for also-rans.
China approves human trials
of experimental SARS vaccine
BEIJING (AP) � China
approved human trials of an
experimental SARS vaccine, and
30 people have volunteered, state
media reported Monday.
Researchers cautioned
that the government's approval
of what it called the first
phase of human trials doesn't
mean the vaccine can be
produced for widespread use
anytime soon, China Central
Television said.
"There is still a lot at research
work that needs to le done before
this medicine can be effectively
used said Zheng Xiaoyu, direc-
tor of the State food and Drug
(IV showed lab workers in
head-to-toe jumpsuits lining up
vials of the vaccine.
China had said it planned
to inject volunteers this month
with a vaccine made from the
dead virus that scientists say
causes severe acute respira-
tory syndrome. It said tests on
animals have shown it to be
The first phase of tests
will be to tind out if the vac-
cine is safe for humans, the
official Xinhua News Agency-
Development ot the Chinese
vaccine began in April, state
media have reported.
The World Health Orga-
nization has urged China to
share the results of its tests
with scientists in other coun-
tries to foster cooperation and
verifiable adherence to safety
In the meantime, WHO
says that the best way to
fight SARS is through proven
methods ol surveillance,
early diagnosis, hospital quar-
antines and international
SARS, which scientists say
is caused by a coronavirus, first
emerged in southern China in
late 2002. It killed 774 people
worldwide last year and sick-
ened more than 8,000 before
subsiding in July. In China, 349
people died.
Since December, China has
reported three new cases of
SARS, two patients who have
recovered and another who
reportedly is hospitalized in
stable condition.
NEW YORK (AP) � Martha
Stewart, the creative force
behind what was once a
$1 billion empire of domes-
tic "good things is due in
court Tuesday to face trial on
charges she lied about a well-
timed stock sale that saved her
In a judge's private
robing room, potential jurors
will face Stewart and answer
questions from lawyers
trying to pick a jury. Opening
arguments will begin once 12
jurors are seated - possibly as
early as this week.
Stewart, charged with
five counts including obstruc-
tion of justice and securi-
ties fraud, is by far the
best-known figure to face a
judge since the government's
crackdown on white-collar
corruption began two years
Legal experts say the out-
come is nearly impossible to
predict, and will come down
" to which version of the stock
sale convinces jurors the style
maven's story or the govern-
ment's account, backed by a
former brokerage assistant who
will be its star witness.
"It's going to be a classic
battle of witnesses said George
Newhouse, who prosecuted
obstruction cases for the Justice
Department before going into
private practice.
"The stakes have risen. The
government's credibility is on
the line
The government said Stew-
art saved about $51,000 by
selling stock in ImClone Sys-
tems on Dec. 27, 2001 - just
before a negative govern-
ment report about a highly
touted ImClone cancer drug
sent the stock plummeting.
Stewart claims she sold
because she and her broker,
Peter Bacanovic of Merrill
Lynch . Co had a standing
agreement to sell when the
stock fell to $60. Bacanovic faces
five counts of his own and will
stand trial with her.
But the government says she
was tipped that ImClone founder
Sam Waksal was trying to unload
his shares.
The government's case
features one star witness and
two highly intriguing bits of
The witness, former
Merrill assistant Doug
I'aneuil, 28, is expected to
testify that the government's
account of the stock sale
is accurate - and that he
was piled with gifts in
exchange for initially sup-
porting Stewart's version.
Faneull changed his story
in 2002, pleaded guilty to a
misdemeanor and agreed to
cooperate with the govern-
The evidence includes a
telephone message log of a call
from Bacanovic that Stewart
temporarily altered, as well as
a worksheet that the government
says Bacanovic altered to support
the story of a standing agreement
to sell at $60.
But the defense presents a
compelling argument as well:
Why would Stewart, herself a
former stockbroker, deliberately
break the law and risk a fortune
to save what was, for her, a small
amount of money?
Legal experts say it will come
down to whom the jury believes,
and why.

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Delivered on the steps at the Lincoln Memorial Aug. 28,1963
"I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and
frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream. It is a dream
deeply rooted in the American dream.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out
the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-
evident: that all m�n ae created, equal I have a dream that one
day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the
sons of former slaveowners will be able to sit down together at a
table of brotherhood. I have a dream that one day even the state
of Mississippi, a desert state, sweltering with the heat of injustice
and oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and
justice. I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a
nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but
by the content of their character. I have a dream today.
I have a dream that one day the state of Alabama, whose gover-
nor's lips are presently dripping with the words of interposition and
nullification, will be transformed into a situation where little black
boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white
boys and white girls and walk together as sisters and brothers.
I have a dream today. I have a dream that one day every valley
shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the
rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be
made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all
flesh shall see it together. This is our hope. This is the faith with
which I return to the South. With this faith we will be able to hew
out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith
we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation
into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we will
be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together,
to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing
that we will be free one day.
This will be the day when all of God's children will be able to
sing with a new meaning, "My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land
of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the
pilgrim's pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring And
if America is to be a great nation, this must become true. So let
freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire.
Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let
freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania!
Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado! Let
freedom ring from the curvaceous peaks of California! But not
only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia! Let
freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee! Let freedom
ring from every hill and every molehill of Mississippi. From every
mountainside, let freedom ring.
When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village
and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be
able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men
and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics,
will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro
spiritual, "Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are
free at last
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Just know when to fold 'em
Rose should never be
let back in baseball
Pete Rose recently made the
"shocking" announcement that
he had in fact gambled on sports.
Even worse, he admitted he had
gambled on baseball. To top it all
off, Rose said he placed bets while
he was managing. There are even
unconfirmed allegations that he
may have placed bets from the
I know that Rose has lobbied
to get back Into baseball as well as
have a chance at the hall of fame
for years. Since his ban, he has
made an industry out of not being
affiliated with the Major League. I
think he should continue to invest
In that stock because his recent
admonitions cement the idea of
how bad for sports Rose really is.
Some of you might wonder
why I could be so tough on some-
one for gambling. Believe me, if
he was banned from baseball for
betting on whether he could eat
10 pounds of cheese in a sitting,
this would not be an issue. He
was betting on baseball, profes-
sional baseball, while he was a
I don't care about the moral
implications of gambling. 1 am
concerned about the implica-
tions that a major League man-
ager gambling on Major League
baseball has on the integrity of
the sport. There is usually a set of
fans in half of the major league
cities per week claiming that the
umpires have been paid to call a
game against their team. The last
thing that baseball - and sports, in
general - needs to do is give ideas
like that fodder by allowing Rose
to come back into baseball.
As far as the Hall of fame
goes, my previous argument
pretty much spells it out. His
crimes involved baseball. If
he had retired as a player and
then bet on football games
while not working as a baseball
manager, then nobody would
care any more than they do
about Michael Jordan's gam-
bling. Pete Rose will make lots
of money from his book. Let's
hope for himself he will invest it
wisely. Former (ommissioner of
Baseball lay Vincent put it best
when he said Rose should not be
allowed back because he serves
as a cautionary tale for current
players and managers.
Former players are also
speaking out against Rose,
including Hank Aaron. Aaron
and many other former players
don't believe Rose is truly repen-
tant about his actions and does
not deserve to be reinstated or
be enshrined in the baseball
Hall of lame. If the home run
king - as well as one ot the true
legends of the game - feels that
way, I don't see how Rose will
get reinstated. Opinions like
Aaron's carry a lot of weighl in
the baseball community, as well
as with the hearts of the fans,
who have been Rose's most
ardent supporters.
No harm in second chances
Despite faults, Rose
belongs in Cooperstown
By most personal standards,
Pete Rose is an awful person.
Besides the obvious sin of bet-
ting on baseball, he was accused
several times of Infidelity, used
illegal amphetamines and was
a lousy father. And that's only
a start.
However, his accomplish-
ments inside the lines of the
baseball diamond are
immeasurable. And for this
reason only, Rose belongs in
Rose is the all-time bit king of
baseball and made more hits in
his career than any other player,
ever. 4,256, to be exact.
Not to mention the other 12
all-time Major league Baseball
(MI.B) records that Rose still
holds; Most games played, most
at bats, must singles, most total
bases by a switch hitters, most
consecutive seasons of 100 or
more bits, most seasons of 600 or
more at bats, most seasons with
I SO or more games played, and the
MI.B record for playing in the most
winning games, lie played in 17
All-Star games, evidence enough
that the majority of baseball fans
love and respect him.
Not every aspect of his game
was from the plate. Rose was an
outstanding defensive player at
every position he was asked to
field, In 1(�0. Rose played first
base for the Philadelphia Phillies,
a team that some say had the best
infield in the history of baseball.
Nicknamed "Charlie Hustle
Rose walked 1,566 times, but
always sprinted to first base. Rose
gave 100 percent each night on
the field, and his fellow players
respected him for that. He was a
leader inside the clubhouse and
most importantly, a winner.
Rose knew how to win, and
proved it with three champion-
ship rings. He is one of few play-
ers to have won World Cham-
pionships with two different
teams, the Cincinnati Reds and
Philadelphia Phillies.
Cooperstown primarily hon-
ored players for their statistics on
the field, not moral issues off the
field. If the I lall of Fame restricted
entry to only those with pure
moral character, then Babe Ruth
would have never been inducted.
But he was.
Rose swallowed his pride with
his confession last week. What
more can we ask for, Rose real-
ized the mistake and now should
he placed alongside with the other
baseball greats.
On the evidence of his book
released last week, I think Rose
should never wear a major league
uniform as a manager or coach,
but how can one of the all-time
greats be denied entry into Coo-
MI.B Commission Bud Selig
has the ultimate decision on the
rc-instatement of Rose - let's just
hope he acts now and removes
the ban.
In My Opinion
What to listen for in State of the Union speech
(KRT) � What will President
Bush say Tuesday night in his.State
of the Union address?
Start with what we won't
bear: 16 words that have to do
with Iraq, Africa, WMI) and
uranium. And here's another 16
words you won't hear: "George W.
Busli is commander in chief in a
dangerous world, and the Demo-
crats are not
The difference is that, while
never passing the president's
lips, those 16 words will inform
everything we hear Tuesday
Pundits will be quick to
tell us the speech to Congress
and the nation is also "the first
speech ot the 2004 presidential
But a State of the Union is
never a stump speech in the
ordinary sense of that term.
Yes, the president and his
speechwriters - like the rest of us
- are reading their newspapers this
morning to see which Democrat
polled the most straws in Iowa.
Did Howard Dean survive
the surge? Did Kerry or Edwards
slingshot to a surprise win? Is
there still room for Wesley Clark
in New Hampshire? Whatever the
answers, it won't change a single
line In the State of the Union.
Why? Because the first rule of the
State of the Union in an election
year is to:
Rise above it all. lor a sit-
ting president in January of an
election year, the best politic s is
There are plenty of
contenders, but only one
commander in chief. Debtor, rat
hopefuls may bash Bush every
time they take the stump; don't
expect to tune in to hear a presi-
dential critique of Dean's trade
policy, or Gephardt's single-
payer plan.
While Bush won't do any
of his opponents the favor of
raising them to the level of
legitimate contender, he will
cast his agenda to take politi-
cally delicate issues off the
table. Look for him to wrap last
year's prescription drug benefit
in a compassionate conserva-
tive cloak, to steal an issue dear
to Democrats . and watch the
Democrats steam. Which leads
to State of the Union Rule
Number Two:
Keep 'em in their seats. The
minute the speech ends, network
pundits will tell us how many
times the president's speech
was interrupted by Standing
ovations. That's a given. But the
key issue isn't how many times
the president's (iOP pals jump
up, it's when the Democrats slay
stuck in their seals. A well-turned
applause line can derail a Demo-
cratic attack before it begins.
lake Iraq, for instance.
If President Bush is weak on
VVMD but a winner lor grabbing
Saddam, look for Bush to lose
the two into a sure-fire applause
line, celebrating U.S. troops for
collaring a "dictator who used
chemical weapons on his own
people It's win-win: either the
Democrats look sour lor spilling
hairs and staying put, or they've
just joined the cheering section at
a Bush-Cheney pep rally.
Like all presidents regardless
of parly, President Bush can be
expected to assert that the state of
our union is strong. But the claim
won't carry unless he can:
Add a storyline to the sta-
tistics. Expect the speech to
be peppered with positive eco-
nomic news. Recently, there's
been plenty to pick from: Inter-
est rates are low, inflation's at
bay, while housing starts, GDP
growth, consumer conlidence
and job creation are all up.
The question now is who
"owns" these positives? On this
one, look for the president to
seize on a late-breaking piece
of December data that suggested
the recent recession began in late
2000, not the spring of 2001.
sketch in how Sept. 11 stunned
an already weakened economy
only to be sparked back to life
by several hard-won tax cuts,
and the president is positioned to
claim that the Clinton recession
has become a Bush recovery.
To be sure, Tuesday night's
address is not without its chal-
lenges for Bush.
Democrats will be quick to
conjure memories of last year's
speech with its infamous 16
words, a still-smoldering snafu
that led earlier this month to
the appointment of the first
special prosecutor of the Bush
There's the post-war pacifica-
tion in Iraq with the near-daily
loss of American lives, the WMDs
that haven't been found, even if
Saddam has: All of these issues
will be present in the thought
bubbles above viewers' heads,
cutting against the storyline the
president presents.
About the only thing both
parties can agree on is that the
stakes Tuesday night could hardly
be higher. After all, fast forward
to January 200S: there's no State
ol I be Union on President Bush's
calendar. He'll either be deliver-
ing his Second Inaugural, or his
Farewell Address.

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(above the cashiers office)
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I -20-04 ' Bedroom 1 bath house, walking
distance to ECU, pet friendly person,
275 rent plus 12 bills, J275 deposit,
for details call 341-4107.
Looking for somebody to sublease
one bedroom apartment in Eastgate
available first of Feb. lease runs until
July 31st. Please contact Barrett at
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House for rent: 204 13th Street- 3 BR,
2 BA close to ECU. Short term lease
available. Small pet allowed with
fee. For more information contact
Wainright Property Management
34 BR house, walk to ECU, pets
negotiable. $750.00mo. Available
Immediately. 341-9947 or 355-
BEAUTIFUL HOUSE for rent on Elm
St. Ample parking, 4 BD, 2 bath,
hardwood floors, walking distance
to ECU. Available now, must see!
$950.00 month. 321-4802
Dental Practice seeking reliable
hardworking individual to perform
general office duties and errands.
Fill out applications at Dr. Michels
and Cauquie 800 WH Smith Blvd.
Greenville by an. 28th.
For rent: Upscale 3 BR3 Bath Near
campus, only if you like the BEST! Call
Part Time jobs Available. Joan's
Fashions, a local Women's Clothing
store, is now filling part-time
positions. Employees are needed
for Saturdays and weekdays
between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Individuals must be available for
regular Saturday work. Preference
for students who will be able to
work some during Thanksgiving
Break andor Christmas Break. The
positions are for between 15 and 30
hours per week, depending on your
schedule and on business needs.
The jobs are within walking distance
of ECU and the hours are flexible.
Pay is commensurate with your
experience and job performance
and is supplemented by an employee
discount and tuition assistance.
Apply in person to Store Manager,
loan's Fashions, 423 S. Evans Street,
Greenville (Uptown Greenville).
Pinebrook Apt. 758-4015- 1 & 2
BR apts, dishwasher, GD, central
air & heat, pool, ECU bus line, 9 or
12 month leases. Pets allowed. Rent
includes water, sewer, & cable.
Room for sublease in Pirates' Cove.
Female wanted. (252) 328-3058
Apartments for rent: 1, 2 S 3
bedrooms, Beech Street Villas,
Cypress Gardens, Cotanche Street,
Gladiolus, asmine, Peony, Woodcliff,
Forest Acres, Wesley Commons, Park
Village. All units close to ECU. Water
and sewer included with some
units. For more information contact
Wainright Property Management
Behind Miami Subs: 2 bedrooms, 1.5
Baths Townhouses. Newly renovated,
WD hookups, walk to ECU, includes
2 parking spaces, $525month
Deposit. Don't miss out! Call 252-
Room for rent 2 blocks from campus-
just graduated. Great house with
frontback porch, washerdryer,
heatAC. For interview call 919-
pinebrook apt. 758-4015- 1&2 BR
apts, dishwasher, GD, central air
& heat, pool, ECU bus line, 9 or 12
month leases. Pets allowed. Rent
includes water, sewer, & cable.
Chocowinity Indoor Flea Market.
New, used, vintage merchandise.
Furniture, tools, antiques, vintage
Nintendo games and more. Highway
33 in Chocowinity, 16 miles from
Greenville 946-7160 for info.
Townhouses for rent: Cannon and
Cedar Court- 2 bedrooms, 1 12
bath. Free basic cable with some
units. Close to ECU. For more
information contact Wainright
Property Management 756-6209.
2 BD, 2 BA Wyndham Circle Duplex.
Available June 1st and Aug. 1st,
$625.00 mo newly decorated,
cathedral ceilings, nice landlordl
Spacious Apartment above Buffalo
Wild Wings. 2 roommates needed
only $300 a month plus utilities. For
info call (910)232-5469.
3 BR 2 BA all appliances, fenced
backyard, large bonus room, utility
shed, three blocks behind ECU
football stadium. $900.00mo. Call
756-8137 or 412-1696.
Room for rent: College Hills
subdivision. Nice neighborhood
near campus. Great place for a
responsible, mature renter. Contact
William at 830-1881.
for rent- 2 bedroom 1 bath brick
duplex, Stancill Drive. Walking
distance to ECU. $540month.
Pets OK wfee. Call 353-2717 or
Duplexes for rent: 2 Si 3 bedrooms,
2nd Street, Lewis Street and College
Towne Row. Close to ECU. Pet
with fee at some units. For more
information contact Wainright
Property Management 756-6209.
Staying in Greenville this summer?
Two females needed to sublease
two bedrooms in Pirates Cove for
May, une, and July. Rent is $360
month and includes all utilities,
private bedroom and bathroom,
two pools, volleyball and basketball
courts, computer labs and more. Call
Female Roommate needed to assume
lease at Pirate's Cove, 360.00 month.
Utilities included, swimming pool,
high speed internet, free tanning.
Call Elizabeth (910)309-0701.
Med student seeks roommate to
share well maintained 3 bedroom
2 full-bath house. $375 12 bills.
4 miles from hospital, large yard,
full appliances, high speed wireless
internet. Call Pete 327-3835 or email
Wanted (2) Roommates to share all
inclusive property. Quiet culdesac-
3 bedrooms- 2 12 baths fully
furnished- entertainment center-
Sony computer w scanner Si
printer- DSL- Great Location- (1)
month deposit- (6) month lease-
Check this out! H 355-4112- Cell
341-4112- leave message!
Responsible Roommate for 2 BRBA
home w indoor dog. Approx. 20
minutes from ECU. Call Paul @ 252-
Roommate wanted two bedroom,
two bath, washer St dryer, huge
private backyard, great location, one
minute from campus. $300month
utilities. Contact (252) 327-2814
for sale
Whirlpool Washer and Dryer $150
(price negotiable) selling ASAP more
details call 695-0474.
Chocowinity indoor Flea Market.
New, used, vintage merchandise.
Furniture, tools, antiques, vintage
Nintendo games and more. Highway
33 in Chocowinity, 16 miles from
Greenville 946-7160 for info.
1 Computer w windows 98,
w printer Si scanner $200.
1 queen sized water bed w
heater $150.00. Call Dave
Sue 3S5-4387 or 412-3242.
$250 a day potential, local
positions call 1-800-293-3985
ext. 306.
Energetic and experienced
babysitter needed to care for
three boys ages 2, 5, and 7
on occassional evenings and
weekends. References a must.
Please call 353-1797.
Part-time Delivery help. Clean
cut, reliable. Apply in person at
Bedrooms and Sofas Plus. 606 E.
Arlington Blvd. (next to Cubbies)
No phone calls please.
Dental Practice seeking reliable
hardworking individual to perform
general office duties and errands.
Fill out application at Dr. Michels
and Cauquie, 800 WH Smith Blvd.
Greenville by Jan. 28th
Help Wanted for stock and sales.
Heavy lifting required. Apply
at the Youth Shop Boutique,
Arlington Village, Greenville
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ECU Telefund is hiring students
to contact alumni and parents
for teh ECU Annual Fund. $6.25
hour plus cash bonuses. Make
your own schedule. If interested,
visit our website at
telefund and click on JOBS.
accountant, cost (Tarboro, NC)
wanted by multinational textile
manufacturer with headquarters
in China to analyze production
and related costs and regularly
report to head office. Must be
fluent in Mandarin. Send resume
to Shelby Thompson, HR Director,
HG (USA) Corp dba Glenoit
Fabrics (HG) Corp. 3001 N. Main
Street, Tarboro, NC 27886 or fax
to 252-641-6019.
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Sports Editor
Assistant Sports Editor
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Pirates looking to rebound season
Sports Briefs
Mavericks say nothing to Wallace rumors
Donn Nelson cautioned not to read too much into his meeting with
Portland general manager John Nash The Dallas Mavericks aren't
looking to make a trade for troubled Trail Blazers forward Rasheed
Wallace. Nelson met with Nash on Saturday night before the Mavericks
came to Portland and beat the Blazers 108-104. It was Portland's
fourth straight loss and eighth in nine games. The rumored deal had
Wallace going to Dallas for Antawn Jamison and various other players
- something Nash wouldn't address.
Wallace's salary and turbulent history with the team have pointed to him
a prime trade candidate. Wallace is in the final year of his contract that
pays him $17 million this season. Wallace is in his eighth season in the
NBA, his talent tempered by inconsistency. He gained notoriety during
the 2000-01 season, when he was called for an NBA record 41 technical
fouls. Last season. Wallace and teammate Damon Stoudamire were
cited in Washington state on marijuana charges while returning from a
game in Seattle against the SuperSonlcs.
James to rest sprained ankle
Cavaliers rookie LeBron James will be kept out of practice on Monday
to rest his sprained right ankle, which he injured in a win over Utah.
James got hurt Saturday night when he rolled his ankle after missing a
layup in the final seconds of regulation in Cleveland's 102-96 overtime
win against the Jazz. X-rays taken Sunday were negative when James
was re-evaluated by team doctors after the Cavaliers returned from
Utah. A Cavs spokesman said an MRI was not performed. The team said
James will not practice Monday and it will be a game-time decision if
the 19-year-old star plays Tuesday night when the Cavs host the Seattle
SuperSonics - the first of five straight home games for Cleveland. In all
likelihood, James will miss a few games to make sure his ankle is 100
percent. Earlier this season, Cleveland forward Carlos Boozer missed six
games with a sprained ankle. James, averaging 20.4 points per game,
had scored 27 points with seven rebounds when he landed awkwardly
after attempting a driving layup from the left side with 12 seconds to
Lions hire former Bears coach Jauron
Former Chicago Bears coach Dick Jauron was hired as defensive
coordinator of the Detroit Lions on Sunday Jauron was fired Dec. 29
after four losing seasons in five years with the Bears. The NFL coach of
the year two seasons ago, he had a 35-46 overall record, including one
playoff loss. Jauron's only winning season was 2001. when the Bears
went 13-3 and won a division title, a performance that earned him a
contract extension. But that was followed by a 4-12 record a year ago.
This season, the Bears finished 7-9. Jauron was drafted by Detroit In
1973, and had a team-high 17 kickoff returns for 405 yards as a rookie
After being waived by the Lions in 1978, he spent three seasons with the
Cincinnati Bengals before his career was ended by a knee injury. Kurt
Schottenheimer, the defensive coordinator last season, is still part of
Detroit's coaching staff.
Knight says Rose should be in Hall
Ray Knight knows former teammate Pete Rose bet on baseball, and
he still thinks baseball's all-time hit leader deserves a spot in the Hall
of Fame. In an interview with The Albany Herald, Knight blamed Rose's
problems on an addiction to gambling. Knight said Rose took every
opportunity to wager money on events during their five years together
with the Cincinnati Reds. If the team was in San Diego, Rose went to
the dog races, and in Los Angeles, it was horse racing. During the off-
season, Rose would bet on NBA games.
Clarett's May play for Ohio State
Suspended running back Maurice Clarett remains committed to trying to
force his way into the NFL draft even though he hasn't ruled out playing
again for Ohio State Maurice Clarett, who helped Ohio State win the
2002 national championship as a freshman, was suspended from the
team before last season because he accepted money from a family
friend and lied about it to university and NCAA investigators. Clarett filed
a federal lawsuit in New York in September challenging the NFL rule
that says a player must be three years removed from his high school
graduation before he can be eligible for the draft. Under that rule, the
sophomore would have to wait at least one more season before entering
the draft. The league wants the case thrown out Judge Shira Scheindlin
is scheduled to rule by Feb. 1. Clarett's attorney in the NFL case, Alan C
Milstein, said he is "supremely" confident that Clarett will win entry to the
LSI) defensive end staying with Tigers
LSU defensive end Marquise Hill, a key player on college football's
stingiest defense, withdrew his name from the list of early entrees into
the NFL Draft on Sunday. Last week, Hill submitted his name as an early
entry for this year's NFL Draft. Juniors who opt to put their name in for
the NFL Draft have 72 hours to change their minds and withdraw. Hill
started 13 games at defensive end for the Tigers this season, helping
LSU rank first in the nation in scoring defense and total defense. Hill
finished with 40 tackles and six sacks He was credited with forcing 24
hurried passes, leading the team in that category The Tigers won the
Bowl Championship Series title by beating Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl
on Jan. 4. The Tigers were voted No. 2 in The Associated Press poll,
splitting the national championship with No. 1 Southern California.
McDonald's cuts ties with Bryant
Kobe Bryant lost his sponsorship deal with McDonald's, costing the
NBA star another endorsement while his sexual assault case proceeds
in Colorado. The fast-food company said Monday its three-year
agreement with the Los Angeles Lakers guard expired Dec 31 and was
not renewed Ferrero of Italy, the maker of Nutella chocolate spread,
earlier chose to not renew Bryant's endorsement contract. Bryant, a
five-time All-Star who helped the Lakers win three NBA championships,
is averaging 22 points. He recently hurt his shoulder and could miss
several weeks Bryant's once-wholesome image has been damaged
since a 19-year-old woman accused him last year of sexual assault.
Bryant contends the sex was consensual.
ECU students cheered on the Pirates Thursday as they faced the highly ranked Louisville Cardinals.
ECU struggling after
the loss of Mikulas
All the hype surrounding the ECU men's bas-
ketball team is now beginning to fade.
Visions of dancing and moonwalking Pee-Dee
Pirates in every East Carolinian's basketball head
have now slowed to the tune of a mournful funeral
The Pirate, led by fiery Head Coach Hill Her-
rion seemed to have the program on the brink of
a breakout season several months ago. ECU had a
talented group of incoming freshmen with solid
senior leadership, a mixture that every Division-1
college basketball coach envies.
The team dominated every phase of the game
with few weaknesses in their preseason and non-
conference schedule. Students and fans alike were
abuzz with talks of a NCAA tournament appear-
ance, ffie third-in" school historyOr at least an
NIT tourney bid, the considerably lesser exciting
post-season playoff. The C-USA tournament was
a shoe-in, nevermind ECU failed to make it last
season after the best start in school history.
The Pirates were deep and I lemon finally had a
squad that could shoot and put the ball in the hoop
night after night. ECU was running their opponents
ragged up and down the court, resembling a NBA
fast-break highlight nearly every play after Moussa
tiadiane blocked a shot or senior Erroyl Bing ripped
down a rebound.
The Pirates were, in fact, third in the nation in
rebounding margin before the Louisville game.
ECU quickly racked up an 8-2 record before
see REBOUND page C4
Japhet McNeil fights for the ball against two Louisville Cardinals. The Pirates
hosted the Conference USA favorite last week as well as an ESPN audience.
Diane Parker heads up ECU swimming program
Junior pushing herself
to the next level
Diane Parker of the I (tl swim
team was just tabbed as C-USA
swimmer of the week for two
consecutive weeks in the middle
of November. Parker holds the
varsity records in the 200 yard
butterfly and the 200 yard indi-
vidual medley with times of 2:
01.87 and 2:02.37 respectively,
both coming at the Nike Cup In
Chapel Hill last month. She also
holds the record in the lOO-but-
terfly with a lime ol S4.66.
Parker, along with teammates
Casey Cronin, Holly Williams
and Kate Cordon, was selected
to attend the U.S. Open held in
Washington. Parker's hopes of
making the Olympic trials fell
just 4d hundredth of a second
short with her time of 1:02.85 in
the 100 meter butterfly.
"I tried my best with the
training that I had done, but we
just don't get to train in a long-
course pool during our season
here at ECU said Parker.
Although her push for an
Olympic trial birth came up
short, Parker still has an amaz-
ing season with several first place
"I am very happy with my
swims so far this year. I just try
to take one race at a time and
learn from each one and try to
improve my swims at the next
meet our team attends
Parker's efforts on the season
see SWIMMING page C3
The Pirate swim team continues to be one of the top programs
on campus. Parker has given her all to make that happen.
Underdogs prove to be NFC champions
Panthers headed
to Super Bowl
I watched many teams go
from worst to first in sports. I've
seen teams go from first to worst
in sports, too.
It feels good seeing my team
be the center of a good story in
sports this time around. The
Carolina Panthers won the NEC
championship Sunday in Phila-
delphia. This tapped off one
of the most exciting seasons ol
NI'L football I've ever seen. This
is, of course, my humble opinion.
Those who call themselves Eagles
fans would probably see it differ-
ently but that isn't what this rant
is about.
The last time the Panthers
made it to the NEC champion-
ship game, we Panthers fans were
a little ignorant to the process of
struggling. After a 7-9 season to
kick off, the franchise the team
made it to the NEC champion-
ship in season two. Most of us
thought we would be back next
year. We were wrong. Seven years
and two coaches later we finally
got back.
The Panthers are recognized
as the best team in the NFC this
year. How long they stay there
will be determined by how well
they do signing their own free
agents as well as how they draft.
Many football fans know those
things aren't exact sciences. It
looked last year as if the Bucks
might be on their way to estab-
lishing a new Dynasty in the
NEl because just like the Pan-
thers, they won with defense and
ball control football. Even more
so, they brought back nearly the
whole team this year only to end
see PANTHERS page C6 The Panthers have won many games in the fourth quarter.

Pirate basketball team moves on
despite losing top returning scorer
Six tough games bring
victory, defeat
Ahh, Christmas break.
Drinkin' eggnon ami spending
time with the family. It's a time
tO rest. Hut the word "rest"
didn't apply to the basketball
team. They played in six games,
four in MlngXS and two on the
The team entered break .it
a 4-1 record. This would be a
critical part of their schedule.
Christmas featured toad games
with a Bin Cast Team and a
SEC team, non conference
games that were must wins, and,
oh yeah, the conference opener
with a strong and underrated
UAB team.
Friday, Pec. 19 played host
to a game with the Bulldogs
of Gardner-Webb. In what
should have been a blowout,
the I'irates played poorly. The
Pirates went on a 15-2 run to
take a five-point lead in the
first half. Fortunately, the
lackluster start wore Off, and
the Pirates never looked
back, winning by 17. The poor
first half performance left
fans a little worried, but
Wiley carried the team to the
With that victory and a little-
anger about playing so bad,
the I'irates faced their next
test on Tuesday, Dec. 2.s against
Hampton. The 24 point win
was the best game I've ever
seen an ECU team play; and this
ciimes from a guy whose seen
Marquette come in twice as a
number nine ranked team and
lose and a Kick I'itino coached
Louisville lose they played
that well.
There was no doubt this
game gave the team confidence;
this confidence turned into
momentum as the Pirates headed
one state north to take on
the Virginia lech llokies. The
I'irates squeaked by with a seven-
point victory, but this proved
to be a moral victory more
than anything. ECU always
struggled on the road; they've
struggled to the point that
they still haven't won a confer-
ence game on the road since
joining C-USA. A win, on
the road, against a Big East
school. Call me crazy, but this
is one of the biggest wins for the
ECU program and of I lemon's
The next match featured
a return to Greenville of a
lloli uinb-taye - not Travis,
but his younger brother,
Whit llolcumb-Faye led Rad-
ford with 13 but could not over-
come an ECU team that was
just on tire as they coasted to
a 37 point victory. This win
put the Pirates at 8-1 with
loads of confidence and momen-
The team hopped on a
plane and flew south to take on
Ole Miss and must have forgot-
ten to pack their momentum,
losing to a talented SEC team
by 16. The shooting woes
lor road performances contin-
ued as the Pirates only scored 49
points and fell to 8-2.
Hey, but no problem right?
After all, conference play started
the next game, at Minges, with
the students back.
A pumped and emotional
crowd of mostly students
saw the Pirates come out ready
to play, but 22 turnovers lead
to a loss for the Pirates. The
UAB Blazers were picked
preseason fifth in the con-
ference and featured a great
player by the name of Mo
Finley. Finley was one of
four UAB players to score in
double figures against ECU's
Did I mention ECU only lost
by three? TO play that poorly and
only lose by three has got to be a
plus lor the team as it enters all
C-USA games.
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helped the Pirates build a
record of 5-1 heading into the
conference meet in Houston,
"Everyone has a good head
on their shoulders, and every-
one is getting pumped to travel
to Houston to compete and
hopefully win the conference
title for a second year in a row
With some good recruiting
and added talent, the Pirates'
chances of defending their title
are extremely high.
"Our coaches recruited some
great freshmen from all over, and
the swim team overall is getting
faster every year, which is very
exciting to see
Getting faster every year
is something Parker has
been trying to do ever since she
began swimming at the age of
Parker's illustrious career
started in the sixth grade when
she joined a year-round swim
team called the Chesapeake Bay
Aquatic Club (CBAC) located in
Lexington Park Maryland, her
residence for 17 years.
"My high school didn't have
a swim team, but that was okay
since I was swimming twice a day
every day for my club team
While attending Great Mills
High School, Parker had a short
stint on the cross country team.
"I ran cross country my fresh-
man year of high, school, but my
coaches told me that 1 should
concentrate more on my swim-
ming, which I feel has helped me
to be where I am today
"I was able to make more
swimming practices and had
more time to concentrate on
my races
Parker does not model her
swimming technique after any
professionals hut does admire all
professionals' work ethic.
"Swimming takes a lot of
dedication and the willingness to
give up your time for something
you really love to do. At times
swimming can be very trying on
your body and mind
Being able to race, Parker
says, is the payoff for all the
hard work.
"Racing, to me, is the best
part. 1 get nervous before any
race that I swim, but I just try
to go out there and score points
for the Lady Bucs and learn from
each of my races
Diane Parker is a 21 year old
junior. She is majoring in Psy-
chology and minoring in Child
Development Family Relations
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their lone losses corning to
dcorge M.ison and Ok Miss Hut
four games later, the once might)
Pirates have .been humbled once
again b) sunn still conference
I c U still has trouble on
the road .ig.iinsi their confer-
ence opponents, in fact, the
Pirates Invent won a road-
USA match-up since joining the
league In the 2001-2002 season.
Plaj Ing in Greenville where
Williams rena gives llerrion a
higlih underrated advantage
ihe Pirates are inspired by
the rowdv atmosphere, one that
is growing in familiarity in the
college ranks. Students were
welcomed back lor the spring
semester with a Ian. 7USA
home-opener against the UAB
The Pirates placed well, but
tile Blazers wen- able tO hold off
K U and the home crowd tor a
71-6 Win. I In ee days later, ECU
was dominated by an always
tough harlotte squad that beat
the Pirates handily HI -65 several
hours west of
Greenville, rhese were the
games that 11 i needed to win
in order to make it out of the
i i ISA basement were they have
been sleeping so uncomfortably
the past tWO seasons.
I lie schedule was only going
to get tougher with nationally-
ranked powerhouses
i I'uisviiie, Cincinnati and
Marquette all looming in the
weeks to come. Next up was No. 9
Louisville, a nationally televised
matchup seen on J.SPN2. The
( ardinals were the Pirates'
first-KSA victims in their
inaugural season, but last year's
meeting on the ESPN network
ssas one the Pirates would like
to forget. Fresh oil one of the
biggest upsets in school history
after beating
Marquetle at home, a sold
out Minges Coliseum was rock-
ing, at least until the game began.
Headoach Rick Pitino and Ins
(ardinals embarrassed ECU in
what could have been one ol the
biggest games in school liislorv
I lie Pirates went on to finish
12-15 last season after faltering
down the stretch.
1 he Pirates were out lor
some much-needed revenge
and could once again exact it
mi the national stage. Louisville
entered the locker room with a
38-2K advantage at the break.
The Cardinals quickly silenced
the Minges Maniacs with a 10-0
second halt run lor a command-
ing lead.
It I was able to pull back
into the game late behind the
play ol Derrick Wiley and Mike
took, who scored 2.1 and 12
points, respectively. Helton Rivers
nailed a three-pointer to pull the
Pirates to within eight, but the
i ardinals calmly hit their
free-throws down the stretch
and escaped Greenville with a
76-66 victory.
Unfortunately, icu was
without senior and second-
leading scorer Gabriel Mikulas
and will be for the remainder
of the season. Mikulas broke his
arm in practice on Wednesday
which brought an end to the
career of one of the best play-
ers in school history. Mikulas
averaged 13.0 points and 6.8
rebounds his senior season and
also broke the si liool record
for free-throws made and free-
Ihrovvs attempted.
The Pirates lost their tilth
consecutive game and fell to 8-
6 (0-4) after an exciting finish
against the Houston Cougars
Saturday night on the toad. ECU
had a 2H-25 halltime lead after
holding the Cougars to just il)
percent shooting from the Held.
Neither team could find an olfen-
sive rhythm as both squads fin-
ished the game shooting under
in percent.
Senior guard Luke MacKay has
seen little action this season, but
it was his two tree-throws that
cut the Houston lead to 54-53
with two minutes remaining.
I he Cougars added another
point from I he line to take a two-
point lead with under a minute
to go. ECU had one last chance,
but Derrick Wiley's game-tying
shot attempt from IH feet was
MacKay led the Pirates with
14 points on 4-of-6 three-point
shooting. Wiley finished with
10 points and Moussa Hadiane
had 13 rebounds. Andre Owens
scored a game-high 21 points to
lead Houston.
It's not getting any easier
lor llenion in his fifth season
as Pirate Head Coach. Ilerrion's
career record is under .500 and
tin last half of this season is
looking bleak, especially with
the loss of Mikulas. The once
deep bench looks very shallow
I nshman Mike Cook is coming
into his own as a scorer but the
development of freshman point
guard Japhet McNeil is going to
take time.
Sophomore Corey Rouse is
talented but is still coming into
his own. Hopefully Rouse can
develop during the second half
ol this season and could step into
a starting role next year.
Indeed, the excited talks and
conversations of a NCAA tourna-
ment bid have been reduced to
nothing more than a whisper. Hut
the second half of the season has
only just begun, and the Pirates
will have plenty of opportunity,
llerrion stated earlier in the
v ,ir that Ins goal is to make the
USA tournament and a post-
si �ason appearance in either the
Neither of the three is out
ol the question but with road
games against Saint Louis and
the undefeated Cincinnati
Bearcats approaching before
the Pirates can seek refuge in
the friendly confines of Minges
Coliseum, a C-USA tourna-
ment appearance is look-
ing more and more like the
realistic goal for llerrion. But
all it takes is a spark to change
the outlook of a season. And
hopefully for the Pirates, that
moment has not yet passed
them by.
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Pirates on winning streak
ECU sitting pretty at
The Lady Pirates seemed to
gel over the Winter Rreak and
are now blossoming as con-
ference play heats up. Coach
Sharon Baldwin-l'ener's team is
the winner of seven straight and
12 of their last 13. Wins during
that time span have come against
an Ai t onent on the road in
Wake Forest, conference foes 1MB
and South Florida at home, and
Tulane and Southern Mississippi
On the road
The Lady Pirates (13-4, 4-0)
earned wins over regional oppo-
nents such as UNC-Wilmington,
Coastal Carolina, and Savannah
State. 1 he lone loss was to South
Carolina State on the road which
looks now to be a blip on the
radar screen.
The new year brought hope
to the lady Pirate program.
With the emergence junior
college transfer Viola Cooper
combined with veteran leader-
ship in junior Jennifer Jackson
and senior Courtney Willis, the
Lady Pirates find themselves in a
three-place tie among the top ot
theC-USA standings. ECU bund
depth among their bench and a
consistent starting five.
Willis is averaging a double-
double with 18 points and ID
rebounds per contest. Willis,
a senior forwardcenter, man-
aged to stay out of foul trouble
- having not fouled out of a single
game thus far.
Jennifer Jackson, who aver-
aged 17.3 points per game last
season, saw her figures drop
to 13.1 points per game in this
campaign. However, players such
as Cooper and freshman Keisha
Anthony picked up their game.
Cooper adds a perimeter
threat along with freshman xint
guard Tamekia Powell, who is
starting to come into her own.
Shanita Sutton adds a much
needed post presence in the
starting line-up.
ECU saw their roster grow a
bit through the season. Senior
forward Angela Sye has seen lim-
ited .n tlon aftei being cleared by
the medical staff Sye had count-
less knee surgeries and was told
she would not play this year.
i he rehab went well and Sye
is quickly becoming acclimated
to the jystem.
Coach Baldwin-Tenet
landed a Rhode Island transfer
in Amanda Mills. Mills, who
is enrolled at ECU, will become
eligible .ii i he start ot next
1 he I ddv Pirates, who are
off to their best Start in 30
years, have .i conference
championship In mind. ECU
was ii ked to linish 1 Ith out
oi 14th In Conference USA this
preseason by. onference coaches,
but now see themselves compet-
ing fol J numhci one seed. I he
Lad) Pirates si read) tied their
record ol i onference wins at four
and �ill have plent) ol oppor-
tunities to Improve it through
the season. Is also4-0 in-confer-
cnec I he game is set foi Sunday.
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the season out of the
playoffs. I am not trying to
rain on anybody's parade. 1 just
want the fans to understand
that moments like last night
are not common, so cherish
this one.
This team has been
captivating all year and may
be the story of the year
In sports if they keep it up for
two more weeks. There is reason
to believe they have a shot.
The Panthers have been win-
ning against ail odds the entire
season, especially in the play
I may be wrong, but I don't
think they were favored in any
of the playoff games this year.
The popular perception going
into the Cowboys game was that
Bill Parcels Arc of the Covenant
force over the outcome of any
game his teams suited up for.
The Rams had not lost at home
in nearly two seasons, and no
team before the I .lull's had lost
two conference championship
Raines in .i row at home. Whether
the team will continue to beat the
odds against the Patriots is yet to
DC seen.
I noy !in buildup to tin big
game. Panther fans. We mav not
see anything like it again.
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payments and collect financial aid refunds. to sell last semester's books at University Book Exchange last week.
Everybody got into the act for the Louisville game. Pee Dee sported a new XXXL T-shirt.
ECU hosted Louisville in front of a sold old crowd and a national TV audience. Despite their
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Did You Know?
- Actor Skeet Ulrich was born on this day in 1970.
- Political comedian Bill Maher was born on this day in 1956.
- Today is Rid the World of Fad Diets and Gimmicks Day
- On this day in 1930. the first radio broadcast ol "Lone Ranger" occured
- On this day in 1961. Robert Frost recited "The Gift Outright" at John F.
Kennedy s inauguration
Poetry Forum
A Poetry Forum will be held on Wednesday. Jan 21 in 248 Mendenhall
Student Center For more information, visit wwwecueduorg
The Student Union Films Committee presents The Secret Life of Dentists
on Thursday at 9:30 pm. Friday at 7 pm and midnight. Saturday at
9:30 p.m. and Sunday at 7 pm. School of Rock is showing on Thursday
at 7 p.m Friday at 9:30 p.m, Saturday at 7 p.m. and midnight and
Sunday at 3 p.m. Movies are free with ECU ID For more information call
Polar Bear 2004
Partners in Campus Ufe presents Polar Bear 2004 on Thursday, Jan.
22 from 7 p.m. � 9 p m at the SRC Outdoor Pool This annual ECU
tradition is a cool way to "splash" into the New Year. For those who
are courageous enough to venture into the Polar Bear plunge bring
your ECU ID to register for the event For those who just want to watch,
you're welcome to come join in the fun too The event features free
refreshments and prizes
Art Lecture
Artist Ernest Shaw will give a lecture on Friday, Jan 30 at 5 p.m. in
Speight Auditorium A reception will follow the event in the Gray Gallery.
This event is free
TV This Week
State of the Union Address
President Bush will address Congress and the nation tonight at
9 p.m on NBC
"American Idol"
Who will become the next pop sensation? Catch the third season from
the very beginning Part two of the three-day premiere airs tonight at
8 p m on FOX
"Bands Reunited"
Each episode of VH-1 s "Bands Reunited" chronicles the effort of host
Aamer Haleem to reunite a popular band from decades past, long
since broken up. and convince them to come together for a one time
only performance The show airs at 10 p m each night Tonight. Haleem
attempts to reunite Romeo Void. Also this week: A Flock of Seagulls (Jan
21), Krymaxx (Jan 22) and Frankie Goes to Hollywood (Jan. 23)
"The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer's"
Actress Linda Hunt narrates this 90-minute documentary about
Alzheimer's disease and its devastating effect on those afflicted.
Following the film, David Hyde Pierce ("Frasier") hosts "Alzheimer's: The
Help You Need a look at new treatments for those battling the disease
The documentary airs on Wednesday. Jan 21 at 9 p m on PBS
"Unseen and Untold: The Blues Brothers"
Spike TVs "Unseen and Untold" gives audiences a look at what went
into creating the 1980 film, The Blues Brothers The documentary
features deleted scenes, never-before-seen storyboards from pre-
production and an exclusive preview ol the new Blues Brothers stage
show created by Dan Aykroyd and Judy Pisano (John Belushi's widow).
"Unseen and Untold: The Blues Brothers" airs Wednesday. Jan 21 at 9
pm on Spike TV
"Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica"
Can't get enough of Jessica Simpson s ditzy one-liners and husband
Nick Lachey s rolling eyes? Watch Wednesday. Jan 21 at 10 pm on
MTV for the premiere of the second season of "Newlyweds: Nick and
"Til Death Do Us Part: Carmen & Dave"
Watch as MTV cameras follow actress Carmen Electra and rocker Dave
Navarro on their way to the altar "Til Death Do Us Part' premieres on
Wednesday. Jan 21 at 10:30 p m
"Chappelle's Show"
Dave Chappelle s variety senes returns for a sophomore season of
outrageous sketch comedy The premiere episode features skits like
"Creative Solutions where Chappelle positions himself as a political
outsider running for office on a truly unique platform, and 'Racial Draft
which sneaks a peek at a "forum" where people will decide the "racial
standings' of celebrities like Tiger Woods, Manah Carey, the Wu Tang
Clan and Halle Berry "Chappelle's Show" premieres at 10:30 pm on
Wednesday. Jan 21 on Comedy Central
"The 2004 Golden Globe Awards"
Tune in on Sunday, Jan 25 to find out who are the big winners for the
year 2004 in television and the motion picture industries Presenters
include Jim Carrey, Kim Caltrall. Ellen DeGeneres and Renee Zellweger
"The 2004 Golden Globe Awards" airs at 7 p.m. on NBC
fltkins diet weighs in
How do you
feel about the
Atkins Diet?
bow carb diet keeps the
burger, drops the bun
The Atkins Diet is something
of a weight-loss phenomenon,
prompting nearly 32 million
Americans to trade In their old
dietary habits lor new ones.
Or. Robert Atkins published
his original diet plan, emphasiz-
ing natural foods, over 20 years
ago. Yet America is just beginning
to notice, and more importantly,
take action against obesity.
Nearly one-third of Ameri-
can adults, about 60 million, are
classified as obese. Another 127
million are overweight, including
approximately half of all men
and women aged 20-34.
Atkins proposed to solve this
problem through a four-step pro-
gram in which dieters severely
cut back on carbohydrates and
then gradually reintroduce cer-
tain carbs back into their diets.
The premise is that the
bodies of most overeaters have
an excess supply of insulin, the
hormone that helps convert
carbohydrates to fat. When the
low-carbohydrate guidelines of
the Atkins Diet are followed, the
body produces less Insulin, and
therefore, stores less fat.
Although the first two weeks,
known as the induction phase,
permit only about 20 grams of
carbohydrates per clay from salad
and vegetables, there is no limit
on the number of high-fat foods
that one can have.
However, the high-fat con-
sumption associated with Atkins
does not seem to thwart weight
loss. In fact, most people lose 10 -
30 pounds during the first month
of the diet. Yet, not all health pro-
fessionals are convinced.
"Although it may help
people lose weight In the short
term, over the long term people
may regain what they lost said
Karen Warren, director of ECU
Wellness Education and a regis-
tered dietician.
"And it is difficult to get
all the nutrients that you need
because so many foods are pro-
Whole grain foods, fruits
and vegetables are associated
with a decreased risk of cancer
and heart disease, while large
amounts of saturated fat are
correlated with a greater risk
of health problems. Yet on the
Atkins Diet, adequate amounts
of grains, fruits and vegetables
are not allowed because of their
high carbohydrate value.
"I am following a modified
see ATKINS page B3
"It is too much work for the
"The diet is very successful And
it's kind of a bandwagon that a
lot of restaurants have
jumped on"
Low-Carb Recipes: Variations on Your Favorite Foods
Crustless Pizza
(serves 4 to 6)
2 lbs. ground beef
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp ground oregano
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 cup low-carb pizza sauce
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella
12 oz package sliced pepperoni
salt & pepper
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Add salt & pepper (to taste) to
ground beef Spread beef onto
large cookie sheet (use nonstick
spray) Mix sauce and spices
together Spread sauce over
meat with pastry brush. Sprinkle
cheese evenly over the sauce and
place pepperoni evenly on top of
cheese Place it in the oven for
20 - 30 minutes Drain off grease
before serving.
Mock Mashed Potatoes
(serves 4 to 6)
2 heads of cauliflower, cut into
2 chicken bouillon cubes
3 to 4 tbs low-fat sour cream
1 to 2 tbs. or more chopped chives
butter, salt, pepper, garlic powder
to taste
grated Cheddar cheese
In a large pot, add enough water
just to cover cauliflower. Add
bouillon cubes to the pot and
boil cauliflower until very tender.
Drain off water. Mash cauliflower
with potato masher With a whisk
add sour cream and chives to
taste. Add butter, salt, pepper
and garlic powder to taste. Place
mixture in casserole dish and top
with grated Cheddar cheese. Bake
at 350 degrees until cheese melts,
about 10-15 minutes.
(serves 6 with only 3
carbs per serving)
1 small package sugar-free Jell-O,
any flavor
2,8 oz. packages Philadelphia
cream cheese
1 tsp. vanilla extract
6 packets artificial sweetener
1 cup boiling water
1 cup cold water
Soften cream cheese in mixing
bowl by microwaving for two
minutes on medium power
Blend in vanilla and sweetener.
In a separate bowl, stir Jell-0 mix
nto one cup boiling water until
completely dissolved Slowly blend
Jell-0 mixture into cream cheese.
Add one cup cold water and blend
thoroughly. Refrigerate for one
hour in a round cake or pie pan
until firm. Cut into six slices and
serve with whipped topping.
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"II definitely works, but when my
sister got off it, all the weight
came back on
"My dad is on the diet, and it
"My friend's dad did a
moderation of the diet and
lowered his cholesterol In
college it's the thing to do
Ten tips to living the good life
Simple healthy habits
improve your lifestyle
Being a college student
entitles you to enjoy different
experiences that are usually held
together by a common bond-an
unhealthy lifestyle due to tin-
stress, inactivity and the rigors
of an erratic schedule. However,
by incorporating 10 simple modi-
fications into your daily routine,
living a healthy lifestyle can be a
lot easier than imagined.
I) Eat Better
College students are vic-
timized by eating on the run,
whether it's a quick bite at the
Wright Place between classes or
indulging In a tasty llig Mac.
Rarely do college students pay
attention to the food pyramid or
whether or not they eat enough
fruit and vegetables. In fact,
many new dieting phenomena,
such as the Atkins Diet, encour-
age elimination of important
food groups, such as carbohy-
drates, as a substitute for weight
loss via monitoring what you eat
and exercise.
"The University attempts to
provide a nutritious diet, but
college students go for what
tastes good and is easy. Usually,
that is a bag of chips or a candy
bar instead ol a well-balanced
meal said Matt took, junior
biology major.
fating properly will not only
help you look better but will
improve your overall quality of
life because your body will be
supplied with the nutrients it
needs to function normally.
2) Reduce Alcohol Con-
Drinking large quantities of
alcohol can wreak havoc on your
body. All types of alcohol, espe-
cially beer, are full of empty calo-
ries. Beer is loaded with empty
calories caused by an excessive
amount of carbohydrates, which
are stored as fat in the body and
result in the "beer belly
If eliminating drinking is not
in your future, drinking light
beer will significantly reduce
the effect of beer's carbohy-
drates. Most companies market
light beer with significantly
reduced carbs. Mlchelob Ultra,
for example, only has 2.6 grams
of carbohydrates per beer.
3) Cut Down On Stress
Stress is probably the most
important health concern among
college students. In fact, it is the
underlying cause of the health
obstacles that students face.
Stress produces many undesirable
effects in your body. Insomnia,
high blood pressure, headaches,
sexual dysfunction and immune
deficiency can all usually be
traced back to enduring exces-
sive amounts of stress.
The key to reducing stress Is
incorporating enjoyable activi-
ties into your day and refusing to
bite off more than you can chew.
"No is a word that probably
ought to be used more by col-
lege students.
But because
of pressure to
achieve, stu-
dents try to do
too much and
as a result, are
4) Reduce
students use
caffeine to
stay awake and
get an energy
boost to func-
tion. Besides
the fact that
soft drinks are
loaded with empty calories,
excessive caffeine consump-
tion may cause "coffee jitters
insomnia and temporarily
Increase heart rate. According
to information obtained from
Dining Services, the easiest way
to cut caffeine out of your diet
is to gradually remove it, drink
decaffeinated coffee and drink
more water.
5) Exercise
Exercising regularly is one
of the most important things
you can do to keep your
body's performance optimal.
Exercising three to four times
per week keeps your muscles
peaked and increases your
body's Immune system. Most
importantly, it helps keep
your weight down so walking
on the beach during Spring
Break won't be an embarrass-
Exercise three to four times a week strengthens
muscles and increases immunity.
6) Use Proper Protection In
the Sun
College students are generally
apathetic about skin care in the
sun, but in the brutally hot Caro-
lina summers, it's important to
apply sunscreen when staying out
in the sun for more than 20 min-
utes at a time. Wearing sunscreen
will reduce the risk of developing
sunburn, skin cancer and pre-
mature aging of the skin.
7) Get More Sleep
When homework and exams
pile up, (he only way most stu-
dents can find to gain extra
time is by .rutting back on sleep.
Sleeping on a regular schedule
is important because it enables
the body to recuperate and pre-
vents fatigue, irritability and the
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version of the Atkins Diet, mainly
by cutting out desserts and eating
more vegetables said sophomore
organ performance major Rillppa
"I don't feel deprived because
it I want to use my allotted
tarbs for fruit or sweets, then
1 do. I just have In budget for
them and keep track of my
carbs rather than counting calo-
Of course, it is important to
understand that not all carbon)
drates are equal. The concept of
cutting out simple carbohydrates
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and processed sugars like baked
goods is a sound one. Hut includ-
ing complex carbohydrates, like
cereal, rice and fruit, provides
the body with essential energy,
nutrients and fiber.
In fact, the lapanese diet,
consisting primarily of carbo-
hydrates and very little animal
protein, is essentially the
antithesis Of the Atkins. Accord-
ingly, Japan has one ol the heal-
thiest populations in the
world, with low rales ot obesity,
heart disease, cancer and dia-
Still, some people swear
by Atkins and the results they
have achieved by following the
"I did Atkins over the Summer
and then I just started back mi
January I. I lost 1H pounds and
was able to keep it off said
sophomore biology major Mary
( atherine Knight.
"t inceyou do it tor a while, it
just becomes habit
And as restaurants Introduce
new Atkins-friendly menu items,
it is becoming easier to follow a
low-carb diet even when dining
out. Subway began ottering a
i in key and Bacon Melt Wrap
and a Chicken ttacon Ranch
Wrap, both of which boast II
grains ot net carbs or less.
Meanwhile, Hardee's has
its own l.inv-i arb I hickburger.
Replacing the bun with iceberg
lettuce leaves and reducing the
amount Ol ketchup saves 4l grams
of carbohydrates per sandwich.
I (i. I rlday's, Ruby Tuesda)
and Burger King are also among
I he latest restaurants in add
Atkins' approved itVms to their
Yet despite this growing trend
ol low-carb diets that is making
its way trom the bookstores to
the grocery stores lo the restau-
i ants, it seems that old-fashioned
common sense regarding nutri-
tion ami exeri Ise Is the surest bel
tor gum health.
"Look at portion sizes because
that is one il the areas where
meritans lend to oerdo it.
Stop eating when you are full
and make exer Ise a part ol youi
routine Warren said.
"II you look at the big pic-
ture, rather than al the short
term weight loss, you can make
important behavioral changes
You can lose weight on the
Atkins diet, or on another diet
without exercising, but it makes
the weight loss more effect ise
and healthier. It helps the bods
to burn more tat, as well as tone
muscles. At the heart of any diet
or exercise program is the for-
mula that calories burned must
exceed those consumed in order
lo lose weight.
This writer can be contacted at
Kick the habit: snuffing out cigarette addiction
Resolve to be smoke-
free in the New Year
The New Year has started, and
dreaded unkept resolutions from
previous years have resurfaced
and are waiting to be broken
once again.
Ranked high on the list of
resolutions that people hope to
cany out is kicking the nasty
habit of smoking.
The first step to quitting is
to make up your mind that you
want lo quit Trying to stop smok-
ing without being truly ready
can lead to smoking even more.
Senior communication major Jen
Frazler said she is a smoker, anil
even though she realizes smoking
isn't healthy for her, she won't he
making a resolution lo stop just
Quitting smoking may seem
almost impossible, but it can
he done. For smokers who have
tried to quit and say it's hope-
less, they should remember
many successful quitters had
to try repeatedly. Practice
allows you to know what to
expecl each lime you
feel an urge to smoke.
According to the American I ung
Association, more than 45 mil-
lion Americans have successfully
The American l.ung Associa-
tion expects Ibis number to rise
Significantly as the popularity
of smoke-free public facilities
increases across the country.
Smokers com-
monly feel they
need lo smoke
because ol bore-
dom, stress and
lack of motiva-
tion and support,
smokers, when
trying to quit,
should look into
activities to take
their minds
off the urge for
nicotine, frying
to quit when you
are under stress or
during the holi-
day season should
he avoided.
� "I am not
ready to quit, with (he stress
of my class load and work
however, when I leave I I I
I feel it will be much easier
tor me said Lauren Shaffer,
junior history education major.
It's easy to turn to cigarettes
when times are stressful, or even
in a party atmosphere, hut it's
important to remember nico-
tine is an addictive and danger-
ous drug.
Smoking is an expensive
habit. Paying a lew dollars now
and then for a pai k ol cigarettes
mas not seem too bad, but
in the U.S. alone, smoking
averages more than l2 billion
dollars in health care costs each
When you're ready to quit,
gradually remove smoking from
sour life. Cut back your smoking
from tWO pai ks a week lo one.
With the extra mones sou save,
start a small savings lo reward
yourself. The money spent on
cigarettes before Spring Break
could buy that new bathing suit
or spec ial souvenir Instead,
Brian Johnson, junior pss -
etiology major, said he hopes
to spend the money lie saves In
quitting this year on his cruise
lor Spring Break.
I Hiiding lo quit smoking as
your NeVi Year's resolution can be
dillii nil and may seem hopeless,
hut don't give up. Join support
groups that help with the urges,
talk w ilh family and friends ami
keep buss. With enough determi-
nation, sou too i an join the mil-
linns oi Americans that chopse
tn take a healthier path in lite
each day when this las down
the cigarettes lor good.
This writer can be contacted at
teatures&theeastcarolinian com.
Tips For Quitting
- Notice when and why you smoke. Try to find the things in your daily life
you often do while smoking (such as drinking your morning cup of coffee
or driving a car).
- Change your smoking routines. Keep your cigarettes in a different
place. Smoke with your other hand. Don't do anything else when
smoking Think about how you feel when you smoke
- Buy one pack of cigarettes at a time Switch to a brand of cigarettes.
you don't like
- Carry other things to put in your mouth, such as gum. hard candy, or a
- Reward yourself at the end of the day for not smoking. See a movie or
go out and enjoy your favorite meal.
- Consider the positive things about quitting, such as how much you like
yourself as a non-smoker, health benefits for you and your family and the
example you set for others around you A positive attitude will help you
through the tough times.
- If you slip and smoke, don't be discouraged. Many former smokers tried
to stop several times before they finally succeeded Quit again.
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Inability to concentrate. While
most college students sleep
about six hours per night) it's
recommended that the average
adult gets seven to eight hours of
RfiR for maximum perfor-
8) Develop Better Study
Developing good study habits
is of particular concern because
it's an easy way to achieve stress
relief and maintain a balanced
"Good study habits aren't
usually thought of as a health
concern, but if students adopt
proper study habits, come
exam time in April, students
will be a lot less stressed said
Ty wanna Jeffries, assistant direc-
tor for wellness education.
9) Lose Weight
Being overweight is a risk
factor for developing many
diseases. The incidence ot high
blood pressure, cardiac disease
and diabetes increases among
overweight people.
Determining whether or not
you are overweight is easier than
ever with quick indicators such
as the Body Mass Index, fortu-
nately, losing weight is easier
than ever due to increased under-
standing of dieting techniques
and exercise. While students
turn to means suth as smoking
to control their weight, such
unhealthy techniques should
be avoided.
10) Get an Annual Physi-
Whether or not you feel
like you are in the best shape of
your life, you should get a yearly
physical. Many STDs, especially
in females, are asymptomatic
and can result In increased inci-
dence in ovarian cancer and ste-
rility. Males ages 18-35 are at an
increased risk of developing tes-
ticular cancer. Getting a yearly
physical is the most reliable way
to avoid health problems, espe-
cially those that aren't visible to
the untrained eye.
Aries (March 21-April 20). Sudden
impressions may clarify a strained
relationship. After Monday, watch
loved ones for subtle clues and
unexpected hints Social power
struggles are easily resolved before
midweek Someone close may need
practical advice or guidance Don't
delay; important property decisions
may be at issue
Taurus (April 21-May 20). Before
midweek, key financial decisions
prove worthwhile Friends and
relatives may compliment creative
business strategies Ambition
will slowly return Late Friday, an
unusual romantic or social proposal
may be troublesome Avoid complex
triangles, mildly unethical flirtations or
last-minute invitations
Gemini (May 21 -June 21). Romantic
overtures are gently persuasive over
the next tew days Before midweek,
expect new love affairs or unique
friendships to trigger key decisions.
Some Geminis will soon change
their daily obligations and long-term
family plans Stay focused and watch
for subtle invitations
Cancer (June 22 July 22).
Colleagues may be mildly
confrontational over the next tew
days Before midweek, emotional
reactions may be unpredictable.
Avoid acting as mediator or adviser
Late Thursday, some Cancerians
may also encounter a complex
romantic or social invitation from a
colleague Private love affairs, hidden
agendas or unusual triangles may be
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22). Intimate
relationships begin an intensive
phase of planning Early this week,
some Leos. especially those born
after 1963, will adopt controversial
family ideas Potential life partners
may reveal their long-term plans.
After Sunday, single Leos will
encounter several new romantic
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Home
repairs or unexpected family
expenses may be temporarily
draining over the next few days
A delayed response may trigger
unnecessary conflict After Thursday,
friends and lovers may insist on
revised emotional rules or new
daily routines. Fear of abandonment
or social awkwardness may be
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Late social
invitations may prove emotionally
complicated Over the next two
days, expec, friends or colleagues
to present conflicting facts, dates
or times Thursday through Saturday
accent renewed career interest and
rare financial opportunities.
Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22).
Workplace differences and minor
jealousies may be annoying this
week Before Wednesday, fresh
ideas and creativity will be quickly
challenged. Thursday through
Saturday, family relationships will
steadily improve Loved ones,
although emotionally needy, will
allow for greater moments of
relaxation or freedom.
Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21)
Compliments or rare group
invitations indicate a new attitude of
social acceptance Monday through
Thursday, watch for unique proposals
or unexpected opportunities for
change Late Friday also accents
a minor disagreement with an older
relative. Take time to clearly explain
your position
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20). Old
memories or forgotten friends may
challenge present relationships
Friday through Sunday avoid excess
spending or new investments. Added
financial information and new
demands may arrive early next week
Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 19). Before
Wednesday, group plans may be
postponed or canceled. At present,
underlying family or romantic
tensions may influence social
decisions. Moodiness and hidden
facts are best avoided
Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20). Over
the next four days, business relations
may be briefly strained by private
agendas After Thursday, powerful
romantic feelings may emerge. Don't
hold back. Love relationships, shared
sensuality and new friendships are
strongly favored In the coming
If your birthday Is this week
Subtle health issues affecting the
immune system, circulation or
kidneys may be briefly bothersome
In the coming weeks, improved
habits will greatly reduce minor
ailments After April 8, watch also for
a sudden flurry of business openings,
new job assignments or financial
changes June through October
also accent complex romantic
decisions and sudden changes in
key relationships Vital choices will
trigger lifestyle changes throughout
September Stay alert.
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opera known as the Carter family
just got a little more weird That
would be the freak-show broken
home of music managers Jane
and Robert Carter, whose brood
includes precocious superblonde
pop stars 16-year-old Aaron and
23-year-old Nick, the Backstreet
Boy (who's created a mini-soap of
his own by dating the scandalicious
Paris Hilton).
Some highlights from the past:
The parents separated in March
Last month, Aaron took sides in that
dispute, firing Jane as his manager
and accusing her of nicking more
than $100,000 of his lunch money
But he didn't stop there. Aaron also
filed for legal emancipation from
Mom, so he could continue to live
with Dad.
Things looked good Sunday,
when Aaron had a sit-down with
the parents and agreed to drop (he
emancipation business. Good thing
Aaron and Mom buried the hatchet,
because come Wednesday morning,
she needed someone to bail her out
of Kill
Which brings us to the present.
According to police in Marathon, Fla,
the 44-year-old matriarch showed up
at her hubbys house late Tuesday
night, allegedly smashed a window
with a brick so she could enter the
house, and allegedly proceeded
to the bedroom, where she pulled
girlfriend, 29-year-old
Ginger Elrod. out of the
bed by her hair and beat
her. Jane Carter was
arrested and charged
with battery. She'll be
arraigned Feb. 3.
In the German magazine
TV Movie, actress Halle
Berry says she has entered therapy
to help her avoid men who are bad
for her: "So far, my relationships have
all beer, the kind that make you throw
up I seem to have a hard time
finding the right one
It has been 14 long years and a
really, really rich husband since Jane
Fonda last graced the silver screen
(with Robert DeNiro in Stanley & Iris).
Now, Ted Turner's 66-year-old ex is
set to return in style. According to
Variety, Fonda will play the mother-
in-law from hell to J- Lo in Monster-
in-Law (Hmm, talk about a trend:
First, there was Monster's Ball! then
Monster, now this). No word on who'll
play Jennifer Lopez's fiance.
They all swim in the same
little pond, so it's no surprise that
stars' minor siblings hook up with
each other. Certainly true for Casey
Affleck, who may very well beat his
bro. Ben. to the altar. According
to E'Online. the 28-year-old actor
popped the question to Summer
Phoenix, 25, over the holidays.
Summer is, of course, sister to
Joaquin and the late River Phoenix.
She is reportedly pregnant with the
couple's first child. No word on a
wedding date. The baby's due in
In his gossip column The 411, reporter Roger
Friedman writes that Michael
Jackson's ex-wife. Debbie Rowe,
says their two children, Paris
and Prince, are Jewish by
birth, and that she's concerned
about Jackson's new association
with the Nation of Islam.
Quoting sources. Friedman
says Rowe is worried that the
Nation of Islam, which is monitoring
the Jackson family's stay
at a Beverly Hills mansion,
might make her kids become
Friedman notes two ironies
here: First, Rowe signed away
any rights she may have to the
kids in exchange for monetary
compensation, and second, "the
more damning irony, of course, is
that the Nation of Islam is an anti-
Semitic group
Rowe's attorney, Iris Finsilver,
confirmed that Rowe is indeed
Jewish, but she had no other
comment on the situation.


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