THE EAST CAROLINIAN
Volume 79 Number 110
January 29, 2004
Former Cultural Center director retires
Nell Lewis reflects on career,
ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR
When Nell Lewis went to renew her contract
for 2004, she discovered she had logged enough
time to retire.
Lewis said she didn't realize how close she
was to retiring. As a result, she decided to leave
her position as Outreach Liason for Joyner Library
in December 2003.
"We miss her said Carroll Varner, director
Lewis enjoyed working with students at ECU,
of Joyner Library.
"She had started to do good outreach
with teachers that we'll continue to carry
Lewis established an arts curriculum for
Pitt County Schools and began a courier
service between the school system and
But Lewis said her hands were tied in the
"I couldn't allow the God-given talents and
gifts and purpose for my life to be stifled said
"The Cultural Center was my passion
Lewis, former director of the Ledonia Wright
Cultural Center, said not only her retirement
but also her reassignment to the library made the
Lewis said she was told in April 2003 by Carrie
Moore, vice chancellor of student life, to report
to Joyner Library in an outreach position created
specifically for her.
Lewis said she had one day and three hours
to leave the cultural center.
The abrupt administrative decision as due to
former Provost William Swarfs reorganization of
ECU, Lewis said.
"That's an evil act to do that to any human
being who is the epitome of success from hard
work Lewis said.
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Increases in officer
cited as factors
With the increase in drug vio-
lations reported in the residence
halls last semester, the ECU
Police Department is increasing
their efforts to stop the drug
Amy Davis, crime preven-
tion sergeant of the ECU Police
Department, said the number of
drug violations has risen from 52
in 2001 to 95 in 2002 and has
continued to increase in 2003.
Davis said the increase is the
direct result of the enrollment
increase ECU has experienced
in the past several years.
"When you have more stu-
dents you're going to have more
activity the more activity,
you're going to have more crimi-
nal activity going on, and with
that we try to have more officers
out on patrol said Davis.
Robert Morphet, substance
abuse counselor for ECU, works
with students who are caught for
drug violations and those who
voluntarily see him in attempt
to change their drug habits.
Morphet said students that
have met with him this year
have noticed more officers in
"When students were on
campus last year, they would say
'occasionally we will see a police
officer in our residence hall. This
year it's been a marked increase
in how many officers we see
in our residence halls said
Elizabeth Watkins, patrol
captain of the ECU Police Depart-
ment said there have been cases
this year where officers have
located drug violations that have
not been called in.
"We've had officers that have
just been on their normal patrol
walking through the dorms
smelling marijuana and they
end up making a drug bust said
Watkins said while drugs
have always been present on
ECU'S campus, the fall 2003
semester brought more search
warrants for drug related activ-
ity then she has seen in her last
eight years at the university.
ECU administrators are left to decide whether May's commencement will mirror fall 2003.
Commencement plans under debate
Student, faculty input
taken into account
Interim Chancellor William
Shelton asked for feedback on
one of two possible plans for the
upcoming graduation ceremony
Liz Shilliday Johnston, direc-
tor for Department for Disability
Support and commencement co-
chair, said they know they won't
make every student happy, but
they're trying to please as many
students as possible.
The first option is to have
the traditional ceremony with
both undergraduate and graduate
The ceremony would be less
personal, and students would
only receive recognition through
their department. But, unlike pre-
vious years, the ceremony would
be held on Friday, May 7. Schools
and departments would later hold
their own ceremonies.
The second option
would be to follow in the
tradition of last fall's cer-
emony and hold two separate
ceremonies on Saturday, May 8.
With the two ceremonies, schools
and departments could recognize
individual students and perform their
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Dr. Ho supports efforts for palliative care.
More than $63,000 will aid
palliative care efforts
A year's salary for rheumatologist George Ho
went to fund three causes that aim to improve
eastern North Carolina's palliative care within the
next three years.
Palliative care is the field of medicine that aims
to mentally and physically help patients on their
deathbeds as well as their families.
Ho said this type of care is not often
practiced in hospitals all over the U.S.
"People don't like to talk about death said Ho.
"It makes people uncomfortable. Society puts
so much stress on success, death is often viewed as
failure and is hard to talk to other people about
Ho, a physician for more than 30 years, will
donate his salary of $63,000 to three areas of
The majority of the money, $45,000, will go
toward creating an endowed professorship at the
Brody School of Medicine.
This amount would be enough only to "help
support the salary of a professor who would assist
medical students to be more familiar and comfort-
able with end-of-life treatment Ho said.
Additionally, Ho will aiso donate15,000 to Pitt
County Memorial Hospital to establish a special
unit specifically for palliative care. According to
Ho, this unit will have six beds devoted to pallia-
His other donation will be to a local community
group of which he is a member.
"I will be donating $3,000 to the End of Life
shape Election 2004
campaign around U.S.
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Drug related cases at ECU
according to the Office of
Student Conflict Resolution:
Fall 2003 semester: 56
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the iH'ginning of the presidential
elections. Primaries will be held
throughout the nation in the first
half of the year to determine what
candidates will run for the White
But though the primaries are
vital to the American political
system, many students have no
idea what is involved in the pri-
Primaries are a way to get
the people involved in selecting
a party's candidates. A common
misconception is that votes are
cast directly for a candidate in a
primary. However, votes are cast
for a delegate who will in turn vote
for that candidate at the party's
national nominating convention.
Primaries haven't always been
a part of electing the president.
In 1912, a few states conducted
primaries. They didn't become
widespread until the 1960s and
In the presidential election of
2004, more than 40 states will use
primaries while a few, like Iowa, use
Delegates are assigned based
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Candidates for the Democrats 2004
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Bo. Howard Dean, vt.
� Former physician:
Vermont House of
Focus on universal
health care, homeland
security, social security.
Sen. John Edwards, N.c.
� Elected in 1998:
Focus on after school
wage, health care.
Retired Army Gen. Wesley Clark
� U.S. Army four-star
general: Supreme Allied
Commander of NATO
forces. Focus on
Insurance to 30 million
uninsured, more people
Sen. John Kerry, Mass.
� U.S. Navy lieutenant
Focus on primary and
affordable health care.
Rep. Dennis Kucinlch, Ohio
I � Cleveland mayor Ohio
universal health care,
Joe Lleberman, conn
� Elected in 1988:
candidate in 2000.
Focus on reforming
Rev. Al Sharpton
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Career Readiness Workshop: Job Search
Career Services offers a workshop on searching all types of
opportunities such as part-time employment, internships and
permanent positions Workshop is today from 12:30 pm - 115 p.m. in
The Student Union Spectrum Committee presents 1980s rock
music lecturer Barry Drake tonight from 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. In Hendrix
T Pheidas. Ph.D from the University of Crete will speak on "Decidability
in algebra some history and examples" Friday from 2 p.m. - 3 pm in
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.
For more information or to register please call 328-6377.
GMAT courses will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb 5
- March 4, from 6:30 pm � 9 p.m. Cost is $195 due by Jan. 29.
GRE courses will be on Mondays and Wednesdays, Feb 4
- March 3. from 6:30 pm. - 9 p.m 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 from 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm in
Co-ops and Internships Workshop
Career Services presents a session to assist students looking for co-op and
internship opportunities Monday. Feb 2 from 4 pm - 5 p.m in 1012 Bate
Job Fair Workshop
Career Services presents a workshop to inform students how to get the
most out of a job fair on Thursday. Feb 5 from 1230 p.m -1:30 pm. in
Childhood Diabetes Presentation
Anton-Lewis Usala, MD. Department of Pediatrics, will speak on the
recognition and treatment of a co-existing endocrine problem in children
with diabetes Presentation will be Friday. Feb 6 from 12.30 p.m. -1:30
p.m in 2E92 Brody
Women in Academic Medicine Seminar
The Office of Academic and Faculty Development present a seminar
on women in academic medicine Tuesday, Feb. 10 from 8.30 a.m. - 4:
15 pm at the Ironwood Golf and Country Club. Call 744-3420 for more
Language Arts Conference
The College of Education will sponsor the Mary Lois Staton Reading
Language Arts Conference Friday. Feb. 13 from 8am - 4 p.m.
in the Greenville Hilton The conference will feature newspaper
columnist and author Susie Wilde, children's author Pansie Hart Flood
and 25 sessions on literacy issues Contact Susan Ranson at
328-6830 for registration
LatinoHispanic Education Conference
The College of Education and the NC Center for
International Understanding hosts the first LatinoHispanic Education
conference on Thursday. Feb 26 at 8:30 a.m. at the Greenville Hilton.
Contact the Division of Continuing Studies at 1-800-767-9111 for
ECU Information Technology Security reports a new form of
malicious software named "Beagle" spreading quickly throughout
the campus computer network The virus represents a threat to
personal data More details including actions to take are available
at the top of the "Latest Virus Threats' list Web site at
The Literacy Volunteer of Pitt County need individuals to tutor
English as a second language to adult immigrants Knowledge
of a second language is not necessary Sessions will be Friday,
Feb 6 from 6:30 pm. - 9:30 p.m 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
The 2003 -2004 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
Surry woman wants apology for
alleged racist remarks
DOBSON (AP) - A woman who says
a community college instructor told
her she needed to go back to Africa
after she missed a class wants an
apology even though the instructor
Beverly Smith. 29, a single mother
of two. says she wants an apology
from Surry Community College, and
possibly compensation for emotional
pain Part-time psychology professor
Joe Maye made the comments to
her Nov. 17.
"He questioned me about my absence
from his last class said Smith in
a letter written to the Surry County
branch of the National Association for
the Advancement of Colored People
earlier this month
'He accused me of lying and said
I need to send you back to Africa
When I asked him What? He again
repeated I need to send you back, to
Africa Why would you want to send
me back to Africa? I was born in the
USA. I am an American"
Smith said that Maye repeated the
comment three times She filed a
complaint with college officials soon
after the incident, she said, but she
says that administrators were slow
Smith continued to attend Maye's
class for a week before college
officials placed her with another
instructor. She continued to turn in
classwork for Maye's class, and Maye
continued to teach
Officials at Surry Community College
deny that they hesitated to act
Cary trash collector rescues girl
CARY (AP) - A trash collector rescued
a girl from an icy pond, using two
belts and the girl's sled to pull her
out of the water, town officials said
The rescue occurred late Tuesday
in the West Park subdivision,
where Drew Dixon and three other
employees were collecting trash
after being delayed a day by the
winter storm that iced down most
of the state
Dixon. 40, tried walking on the ice, but
broke through and was standing in
frigid water up to his thighs. Using the
belts, Dixon extended the girl's sled
across the ice so she could grab it.
Cary Public Works Director Mike
Bajorek said Dixon gave the girl his
cap and left her with her parents
without getting her name
Homeland Security to offer free
e-mails with cyber warnings
WASHINGTON (AP) - Aiming
to increase Internet security,
the government is now offering
Americans free cyber alerts and
computer advice from the Homeland
Anyone who signs up with the new
National Cyber Alert System will
receive e-mails about major virus
outbreaks and other Internet attacks
as they occur, along with detailed
instructions to help computer users
The program, which begins
Wednesday, represents an ambitious
effort by the government to develop
a trusted warning system that can
help home users and technology
The goal of improving the overall
security of the Internet has been
frustrated by increasingly complex
software that can be difficult to
secure and by hackers learning to
launch sophisticated new attacks.
"There is a clear need for this kind of
system to be developed said Amit
Yoran. the Bush administrations cyber
�Receiving information from the
Department of Homeland Security
gives people a certain level of
Edwards rejects a Kerry-Edwards
MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) - Presidential
candidate John Edwards on
Wednesday rejected any notion of
sharing the Democratic ticket with
front-running rival John Kerry - unless
he is at the top.
Asked on NBC's "Today" show if he
would accept second place on the
Democratic slate to face President
Bush in the fall election. Edwards said:
"I think youVe got the order reversed.
I intend to be the nominee
Edwards said he would not be willing
to be No. 2. "No. no. Final I don't want
to be vice president I'm running for
president Edwards said
Edwards declared his virtual but
distant third-place tie in New
Hampshire's primary just what he
needed as he headed into his native
South and beyond He climbed from
low in the pre-primary polls to within
800 votes of retired Gen. Wesley Clark
in nearly complete results.
"We've got a lot of energy and
momentum going right now. My job
is to keep it going Edwards said
Suicide attack in Afghan capital
kills British soldier, injures up to
KABUL. Afghanistan (AP) - The
second suicide attack In as many
days on international peacekeepers
in the Afghan capital killed a British
soldier Wednesday and wounded
four more, the security force and
The latest bombing came during a
memorial ceremony for a Canadian
soldier killed the day before. An
Afghan bystander also died in that
attack. The Taliban once more
The British soldier died after a taxi
packed with explosives detonated
near his patrol vehicle at about 11
am. local time near the main British
base in the eastern outskirts of Kabul,
said Nayamatullah Jalili, intelligence
chief at the Afghan Interior Ministry
He said an Afghan was also killed
- apparently the assailant.
"The preliminary investigation
suggests it was a suicide attack
Jalili told reporters after visiting the
In London, the British Ministry of
Defense said another four soldiers
were wounded, though there was no
word on their condition.
Kurds' dream of state collides
with U.S. plans for Iraq after
handover of power
IRBIL Iraq (AP) - There is growing
concern among Iraq's Kurds that
the United States will once again
abandon them midway in their age-
old aspiration to set up a federal
Kurdish leaders and many others
in the Kurdish areas of northern
Iraq are convinced that Washington
promised, just before invading Iraq
10 months ago, that the Kurds would
be granted autonomy under a federal
system after the fall of Saddam Hussein.
U.S. officials say no such guarantees
The Kurds, who established a
semiautonomous area in Irbil,
Sulaimaniyah and Dohuk provinces
in northern Iraq under U.S. and British
protection following the 1991 Gulf
War, were among the strongest Iraqi
supporters of the war that toppled
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Each college and school could
hold their own unit ceremony if
With mote than l,fi(X) students
registered in II different colleges
and departments as of last Friday
afternoon, responses came pour-
Although only the stu-
dent senate, faculty senate
and graduating seniors got a
chance to voice their
chokes forgraduation, the final deci-
sion will come from Shellon.
The decision will lx based pri-
marily on input from (host'students
Johnston said, when most stu-
dents e-mailed her to give sugges-
tions, they also said how excited they
are to be included in the decision.
"I am pleased to know that l.( IJ
is inquiring alxut what would hest
meet the interest of the students
said leather Craddock, a senior
elementary education major.
"If they really do take what
we say into consideration, I think
that most students will lie Satisfied.
Most of the people I have spoken
with on the subject all agree that
we want departmental ceremonies
back. It's much more personal
Although both options call
for commencement to be held
in Minges( ioliseum, students will not
lx" issued a set number of tickets.
Iven with increase in the number
of students at ECU, seating will he
on a first come, first serve basis as
it has been in the past.
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the two ceremony options
will be made by Interim
Chancellor William Shelton,
but as of Wednesday after-
noon, a final decision has
not yet been made due to
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While marijuana has always
been the most prominent drug
in the dorms, Watkins said, there
have been cases of harder drugs
reported in the fall semester
including cocaine, mushrooms
Margaret Olsewska, assistant
director ol student conflict and
resolution, said students who are
charged with drug violations are
often unaware of the severity of
According to the Office of
Student Conflict Resolution,
K( T)'s response to a first offense
of possession of marijuana with
intent to sell or deliver results In
at least one semester of suspen-
sion until proof of completion of
an outside drug or alcohol coun-
seling and treatment program.
Students must also provide proof
of a drug test indicating that the
student was drug free within 30
days of reenrollment as well as
A second violation results in
A fist offense with intent to
sell or deliver harder drugs such
as cocaine, MDMA (Ecstasy) or
psilacybin ("shrooms") results
In immediate expulsion and
"It's just not worth it
I don't think people think
about the consequences of their
actions said Olszewska.
According to Morphet, stu-
dents he has worked with have
mixed reactions in the effects
drugs have on them.
"I've worked with students
that say 'Yeah, it's a big dealI
need to stop it because I'm not
studying because I'm playing
Playstation 2 16 hours a day
stoned Morphet said.
"Hut many students said
they don't see marijuana
as such a problematic drug.
They think it's something more
social that they and a lot of
their friends do
Watkins said she attributes
the combined effort of both
the residential advisors and
resident slivingiiit liedormsdi i ng
a better job catching and report-
ing drug activity.
"We've had people call in
telling us that there is some
kind of drug activity going on
"So we have gotten drugs that
way as well. It's been a combined
effort on everybody's part
Watkins said some of the
people caught with drugs are
cooperative in revealing their
Amy Davis said the ECU
Police Department works with
the RA's and coordinators of the
residence halls over the summer
to train them how to spot drug
"During the summertime, we
train the RA's and coordinators
of what to look for if you see
a towel stuffed by the doorusu-
ally the people do that or they
use the fabric softener to hinder
the smell Davis said.
The RA's are instructed to
immediately contact the F.CU
Police Department when they
suspect drug activity Davis said.
"They RA's have done an
outstanding job, especially in
reporting drug behavior to the
appropriate levels Davis said.
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Behind the statement
that her reassignment was
merely organizational, Lewis
said a more injurious motive
"This is a classic example of
what happens across the coun-
try to successful black women
"When it's clear that
something positive is hap-
pening with uniting blacks,
someone tries to stop it. Never
before in the history of the
university had the black
community connected to
ECU in such a profound way
and with such a presence
Swart was removed from t he
office of provost in September
amid criticism of his hiring
practices. Swart took a posi-
tion in the school of business,
but said he could not comment
by request of his lawyer.
Moore could not be reached
for comment concerning Lewis'
reassignment and retirement.
Students whose lives were
positively affected by Lewis
held forums, protests and wrote
Letters to the Kditor in The East
Carolinian, expressing outrage
over her removal from LWCC.
Senior computer science
major Dennis Mitchell wrote
he was "ashamed of the lack
of support" black' faculty and
staff showed for Lewis, and
he accused Moore of promis-
ing to reinstate Lewis as the
Center's director, then failing
to follow through.
"1 had a meeting with
Moore, and he assured me he
would do everything in his
power to reinstate Lewis
Mitchell, who considers
Lewis to be his mentor, said
the news of her reassignment
"She allowed students to see
what they could amount to
her removal was a great loss
Lewis led a campus wide
initiative to promote LWCC's
existence, mission and expand
its resources. Numerous indi-
viduals and departments�from
the School of Music to Joyner
Library�donated money and
She brought to ECU speak-
ers who had "faced cultural
and racial challenges and
overcome them and whom
students could venerate as
role models. LWCC started
sponsoring dialogues on
racial matters, Native Ameri-
can I'ow Wows, a Buddhist
meditation group and
many other multicultural
"The campus community
was hungry for something
really real that touched
hearts and gave a sense of
genuine humanity said
lor her efforts to heighten
cultural and racial sensitivity
at ECU, Lewis received the
Best Irons Humanitarian Award
in February 2003.
The spiritually-center eel
Lewis credits a higher power
with her ability to accept the
ups and downs of 2003 without
"I wouldn't have survived
without Ciod. 1 wouldn't
have the enthusiasm and excite-
ment I feel for this new level
ot life that I'm called to now
In her retirement, Lewis has
already established herself as a
respected speaker on college
Recently, she spoke at the
University of Cincinnati's
Tribute to Martin Luther
King Jr. and received the
Award of Excellence from
that institute's African Ameri-
can Cultural Center.
The Jamesville, NC native
said she will stay in Green-
ville, where she enjoys strong
community ties, and will
continue to participate in
programs on Channels 23
A book is on her agenda,
detailing the one-day,
three-hour incident that
changed thecourseof her lifeand
instigated a public reevalu-
ation of university racial
Lewis said she wants to
be remembered by her work
as a diversity pioneer, not as
a victim ot negative policies.
"My only hope is
that students are still learn-
ing survival lessons through
my character and attitude
toward the perpetrators of this
act Lewis said.
Lewis graduated from
ECU in 1972 and said when
she came here as a fresh-
man, it was evident she was
treated differently than
the majority white popula-
There has since been prog-
ress in race relations at ECU,
she said, but her removal from
the Cultural Center is a
retreat on hard-fought
Lewis said her reassign-
ment is because of apathy on
the part of minorities in posi-
tions of power. She said strong
black leadership is the
beginning of the end of
"Blacks who hold high-
level positions in institu-
tions are going to have to
reevaluate whether their actions
help or hinder real progress
for African Americans Lewis
This writer can be contacted at
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ter on the ECU campus. BUA will be giving a slide-
show, which will include never before seen draw-
ings and paintings as well as "back in the day"
photos from his B-boy years. BUA will also talk
about his limited edition "BUA shoe" by PF Flyers, a
specialty line by New Balance, due out in Spring
2004 and his involvement as the visual consultant
and spokesperson for the new Playstation game
Don't.miss this once in a lifetime
chance to meet BUA and his distorted
world of Urban Realism.
The evening is a
EVENT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
The show will be followed by a poster signing and ECU'S
breakdance organization, DROPHEAVY. BUA will be intro-
ducing his newest release "The BoomBox" and autographing
'The Block' for the first time on the East Coast. Posters such
as "El Guitarrista "Piano Man II "The DJ" "BUA420"
and more will be available for $20.
Brought to you by your ECU Student Union Visual Arts Committee
Michelle A. McLeod
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are fine and
a great way
Whenever Super Bowl Sunday is mentioned,
people usually think of large groups of
people gathered together, great grilled food,
commercials worth watching for once and - oh
Something isn't quite right there. The Super
Bowl isn't about getting together, eating and
watching commercials. The NFL championship
game is all about the two best teams in the
land playing for one of the most prestigious
we usually The firsf lWo Super Bowls attracted about as
much attention and attendance as a WNBA
regular season game. When the Kansas City
about the Chiefs played the Green Bay Packers, there
were almost 30,000 empty seats in the stands.
No one cared about the big game. It simply
commercial wasn't the big game yet.
the day after Then aong came Joe Namath.
Super Sunday Good ole Br�adway Joe brought a strut and
young, reckless confidence to the big game.
Not to mention the Jets were playing Johnny
Unitas's Colts, a team said to be unbeatable
that year. Namath and company ended up
toppling the all-powerful Colts in Super Bowl
III, and that marked the beginning - when the
game actually started to matter.
TEC EDITORIAL BOARD
Put a fork In Dean
John Kerry and John Edwards
have been surging while Gen.
Wesley Clark and once front-
runner Howard Dean sag
An anti-war candidate will
simply not carry enough sup-
port to carry the presidential
nomination, or even the Demo-
cratic nod. Furthermore, Dean
is way too leftist to have a mass
appeal with voters - he makes Hill
Clinton look conservative.
The hot-head from Vermont
needs to tone down his mes-
sage, although it's probably too
late - he'll be the next hopeful
Should trials be
Famous or not, the media
doesn't have the right to televise
O.J. Simpson and Winona
Rider were two instances where
a simple trial turned into another
reality television show for the
public to follow.
What happened to protecting
the people involved in the case?
The public may know their name
as a result of newspaper articles,
but is it fair to have both their
name and lace everywhere in
Where's the HMD'
Do any Americans actually
care that the U.S. didn't find
WMD in Iraq? It's really a point-
less issue, when one considers
that we are a safer country
today without Saddam Hus-
sein. He was a murderer that
killed hundreds of thousands
of his fellow citizens.
His own people hated him,
and the only people who cared
about his regime were the hard
loyalists seeking personal ben-
efit. The U.S. should move on
and continue to rebuild Iraq,
giving the country back to the
After reading a recent article
in ESPN Magazine (Feb.2, 2004
issue) about the murder of Fred
l.ane by his wife Deidra Lane,
I'm wondering when It's OK to
allow someone to plea guilty to
a lesser crime just because there
may be evidence of domestic
abuse or possible evidence of
self defense, as in the l.ane
case. - �-
Don't get me wrong, I'm
all for a woman's right to pro-
tect herself when faced by an
abuser. But to plot, plan and
carry out a murder for whatever
reason is murder and should be
tried as such.
I feel to allow such an act
to take place lessens the effec-
tiveness of the plea bargain-
ing process for those women
abused and are faced with
murder charges for defending
A little respect
Captain Kangaroo is dead,
everybody. I hope it doesn't
Letter to the Editor
winner of the
Although, its gotten better at attracting
attention to the game itself, there's entirely too
much nonsense on Super Sunday.
The halftime show has only been around
for about 12 years - and it's a good form of
entertainment, don't get us wrong. But it
gets larger and more ridiculous every year,
especially when Sting and Shania Twain
perform on the same stage. The commercials
are fine and a great way to attract and keep
the viewers' attention, but we usually hear more
about the best commercial the day after Super
Sunday than the winner of the game.
So, when you watch the big game on Feb. 1 this
year, try to remember, it's not, "Damn, how short
is that skirt Britney Spears is wearing?"
It should be more along the lines of, "Man
oh man, Julius Peppers just made one of the
hardest hits I've ever seen, what a game
First, it started with Britney
Spears. Now, as we inch closer to
Spring Break and companies begin
to advertise their promotions, it
As a daily reader of our uni-
versity's newspaper and a female,
I am offended at the images of the
female body and lack of clothing I
have twice seen. If student wishes
to obtain a closer look at the female
anatomy, let them find their own
means of doing so.
Our newspaper should not
feel the need to succumb to the
sexual desires of young men on our
campus by printing the images
It is bad enough thai ECU holds
the reputation of being a "party
school It is bad enough that
any female Pirate is automatically
stereotyped a "slut" just for attend-
ing this school.
The Eal Carolinian is a repre-
sentation ot our esteemed univer-
sity and the life ot this campus.
Any individual interested in ECU
(such as a high school student or
parent) would be inclined to pick
up a ropy of the TEC in order
to gain a more personal insight
into the life of the student body.
Instead, they gain a more per-
sonal look at the female Ixxly. By
printing these images, the TEC
is condoning the exploitation of
females as sex objects.
The students, faculty and
staff of East Carolina turn to
our newspaper for news and
information an the happenings
of our campus, nation and world.
Not only is this unnecessary; it
I hope you will consider the
integrity and reputation of ECU
and The East Carolinian before
you print such objectionable
material a third time.
ECU student, employee
Letter to the Editor
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opinion on this page, ptease send your letter, with your contact
information for verification, to edJtordtheeastcarolirto.com.
In his 2003 State of the Union
address, President Bush asserted that
Iraq'sSaddam Hussein had "SOOtOtU
of chemical weapons, missiles ready
to deliver them, and a program of
advanced nuclear weaXns develop-
This was the Bush administra-
tion's justification for launching
a costly war in Iraq with no exit
strategy. Now, five months after
the fall of Baghdad, no evidence
of Weapons of Mass Destruction
(WMD) has been found. Chief U.S.
Inspector Dr. David Kay quit his
position last week, concluding Iraq
never had such weapons and Bush
mislead America and the world.
Hundreds of Americans are dead
(more die every day) and tens of
thousands of Iraqis.
The increasingly desperate
Bush administration still insists
WMD will be lound, but, as Vice-
I'residentheney put it last week,
"it might take a iittle more time
This is at best a terrible failure of
American intelligenceand at worst,
a drillleratc deception on the wrt
of the Bush administration. The
unification for the war on terror-
ism b quite disturbing.
Bush's otsevsion with Iraq has
not only resulted in hundreds of
American deaths, but at the same
time it diverts the majority of
American resources away from the
real fight. One can only hope that
come Electkwi Day, Americans will
demand real leadership and send
"Dubya" back to Texas.
hurt you to find out.
This is a year that's seen
not only the death of Captain
Kangaroo, but it comes only
a few years after the death of
the man who played Pat ton on
screen. Hopefully, TV's Cilligan
won't pass away before I can
get over the loss of Captain
I'm not trying to be insensi-
tive to the deaths of these per-
formers. Bob Keeshan, who's the
actual person behind the charac-
ter Captain Kangaroo, was by all
accounts a caring man who cared
But just like usual, his life will
amount to something he did for
less then a third of it. And that
annoys me to no end.
There are many celebrities
who get pigeonholed as certain
characters, and I find it sad.
One day Jaleel White will die.
And despite any accomplish-
ments he may be involved with
outside his time as an actor, the
news will read "Man who played
Steve Urkcl dead
And it doesn't matter what he
actually looks like at the time,
viewers will see him decked out
in suspenders and a few clips of
his saying, "Did I do that?"
Why am I railing on this?
Because I think it's disrespectful
to bring up such inane details
about a person when they pass
1 don't care if that's what they
were famous for, I don't need to
see a big picture of which ever
character they played on the
screen to go along with the
announcement. It's stupid and
disrespectful to the dead. The
characters aren't actually people,
they are personas.
not the enemy
It must seem amazing to
the past century's proponents
of fad diets and exercise trends
that human bodies remained
relatively stable before the
advent of mass-marketed dream
For instance, according to
Atkins mentality, cultures that
eat carbohydrates (a large major-
ity of the earth) should all be
obese. But in China, where rice is
a staple at most meals, instances
of cancer and obesity are much
lower than in protein-rich coun-
tries like the United States.
(here's a connection
between the sudden explosion
of "Atkins approved" foods in
the supermarket and the belief
that carbohydrates are the
enemy. Corporate tie-ins drive
the public's conscience: what's
available is good. Why would
your friendly supermarket want
to hurt you?
There are many ways to lose
weight. Some are good; some are
When a plethora of quickly-
written, profit only books pro-
claim the wholesomeness of a
diet revolution, it's in the best
interest of a would-be dieter to
question the motives and nutri-
tion behind the hype.
"If you don't invest very much, then defeat
doesn't hurt very much and winning is not
Head Coach, Kansas City Chiefs
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Tunnel of Oppression enlightens students
offer understanding of
Students have an opportu-
nity next Monday to experience
the burdens of others through
the Tunnel of Oppression.
The lunnel allows students
to experience what it is like to
be a member of a marginalized
The hour-long tour takes
place from .i p.m. - 7 p.m. in
Mcndenhall Great Rooms and
exposes students to five differ-
ent areas, housed in five rooms,
The Diversity Team of
Campus living sponsors the
tour, and their volunteers lec-
ture and act in each of the five
"The rooms are very visual
and some may be interactive
said Campus I iv ing's Assistant
Director of ludicial and Special
Projects Janet Johnson.
The first room deals with
"Our culture promotes a slim
image that everyone tries to be.
We want to show students
that it's not realistic Johnson
The second room on the tour
teaches students about soci m 0-
Topics Including world eco-
nomics, the homeless, poverty
and death by starvation are
The struggles of Native
Americans and the Trail of
fears is discussed in the third
The fourth room is the
Hate Room, Johnson said.
This room focuses on the ways
hate can manifest through
oppression like gay bashing and
"We do this room every year,
but it changes each time as our
culture changes Johnson said.
The filth room is the Black
Visions Room, where students
learn about past and present
issues facing African Ameri-
Because the event deals with
intense topics, counselors are
present for students who need
"The Tunnel touches
something in people it brings
out emotions about their own
personal history Johnson said.
Although the tour is
historical and informational, its
21 volunteers hope to enlighten
"We want them to learn
and be surprised and shocked.
They need to get out of the
cocoons that they're trapped in
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lina to help with expenses Ho
But Ho hopes his efforts will
not end here
"1 want to raise people's
awareness and consciousness
so that they can jump on the
bandwagon Ho said.
"We're hoping that the public
gets involved too We want to get
the word out there. Any person
can donate, no matter what the
In fact, Ho has already gar-
nered some support.
"There has been one other
physician, also a fellow faculty
member, who has donated some
money as well Ho said.
Even his son and daughter
support the effort. Ho doesn't
expect anything in return for
his generous deeds.
"The medical profession has
been good to me. I'm giving back
to something that has been good
to me Ho said.
"Not only that, but this is a
gift that will continue to give. This
isn't a one-time thing.
"It won't end when my last
donation is made. It is an invest-
ment in the future so that
medical students can use that
knowledge in the future
If you would like to donate
money or organize a fund-
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CANNINGS COVE, Nfld (AP) - Oops
A Newfoundland man is facing a
drug charge following a routine traffic
stop on Saturday night. RCMP
pulled over a vehicle driving with a
burned-out headlight and noticed
the smell of alcohol when they
approached the vehicle. Asked
about the smell, the 51-year-old
driver insisted he had not been
drinking due to medications he was
taking As apparent proof, the driver
pulled out two pill cases from his
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pill cases contained four grams of
The drugs were seized and the driver
has been charged with possession
of marijuana as well as the traffic
Nudits completes 7-month walk
JOHN 0 GROATS, Scotland (AP) - A
man walking the length of Britain
naked to promote public nudity
finally reached his destination
Thursday - barely
Stephen Gough, 44, spent most
of his seven-month odyssey
behind bars - arrested 16 times
- following complaints from the
public. The former Royal Marine
made several court appearances
and served two jail sentences -
spending about five months behind
bars - during the 1.363-kilometertrek
from Land's End In southwestern
Dubbed "the naked rambler
Gough reached John O'Groats in
far northern Scotland just before
night fell, cheered on by a group of
Gough began the walk in the British
summer of June 2003. wearing just
his socks, boots, hat and rucksack
Judge falls asleep in court
LONDON (AP) - Two men convicted
of plotting what would have been
Britains biggest robbery lost their
bid for a legal appeal Wednesday
even though the judge in their trial
admitted falling asleep during the
Raymond Betson. 41. of Chatham
in southern England, and William
Cockran, 50. of London, were each
jailed for 18 years in February 2002 for
plotting to steal 200 million pounds
($360 million US) of diamonds from
London's Millennium Dome on Nov
The pair cited Judge Michael
Coombe's behavior as one of their
main grounds for appealing their
Lord Justice Christopher Rose,
one of the Court oi Appeal udges.
said Coombe had "very frankly"
admitted falling asleep "It doesn't
matter whether he was snoring or
not If he was dozing off, he wasn't
paying the attention he ought to have
been Rose said.
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on the state's population. Since
populations are always shifting,
the number of delegates varies
from year to year.
There will probably be about
4,321 Democratic delegates this
year and around 2,512 Republican
The two parties use a dif-
ferent election method in the
primaries. Republicans use a
winncr-take-all system in which
the winner of the majority of
the vote in a state takes all of that
Democrats use a proportional
system in which multiple candi-
dates may split the delegates in
a state. Each candidate gets an
amount of delegates proportional
to the amount of votes he or she
For example, in the Iowa
caucus, John Kerry received 38
percent of the vote and won 20
delegates. John Edwards won 32
percent of the vote and 18 del-
The primaries are spread out
over the first half of the year, with
one candidate usually becoming
the front runner and pushing the
other candidates out by the end of
the primary season.
This Is why so much imppr-
tance is given to the Iowa Caucus
and the New Hampshire Primary
because they open the primary
season. Voters usually look to
these elections as early indicators
of whose campaign might le run-
ning strong and whose is hardly
At the national convention
in the summer, the delegates cast
their ballots to select that party's
nominee. Since there are 4,321
Democratic delegates, the person,
with at least 2,161 will win and
become the Democratic challenger
The Republican primaries are
of little significance this election
yearherausePresident Bush hasall
but locked up his party's nomina-
tion as the incumbent candidate.
But the Democratic nomina-
tion is still anyone's game.
There arc several candidates
vying for the nomination includ-
ing John Kerry, a senator from
Massachusetts; John Edwards,
a senator from NIC; Howard Dean,
governor of Vermont; Joe Lieber-
man, who ran as the Democratic
vice-presidential candidate along
with Al Gore in the 2000 elec-
tions and Wesley Clark, a former
four-star general and commander
of NATO forces.
Students can take part in the
primaries in several ways. In NC,
primaries are open to unaffiliated
voters, and those registered in a
particular party can vote in that
This means that Independent
voters and registered Democrats
may vote in the primary, but not
registered Republicans. Students
can register to vote at the Hoard
of Elections, which is located in
downtown Greenville at 201 E.
The Democratic Party's
national headquarters for the .irci
is located in Raleigh, and they may
be contacted to provide a wealth
of information alx ut the elei lions
and to provide students with a
chance to work on a campaign.
"We have a iot of students
that are already involved said
( .irmine P.l. Scavo, Ph.D politi-
cal science professor at ECU.
Scavo said the primaries are
important because they give-
people a chance to get to know a
candidate and their stance on the
issues before casting a vote for them
to be president in November,
"It matters to people if the
party chooses Jeople in the middle,
or to the left or right. If you don't
participate you don't get to help
choose Scavo said.
"You try and tind a person
that is closer to your individual
attitudes and opinions
Scavo said the NC Primary
is scheduled for May but may be
pushed back until the summer due
to conflicts over redist riding. The
same controversy caused the delay
of elections in 2002.
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- Actor Andrew Keegan (1979), actress Heather Graham (1970), TV host
Oprah Winfrey (1954) and actor Tom Selleck (1945) all call today their
- Today is Freethinker's Day
- On this day in 1929, the first guide dog school, The Seeing Eye. was
- On this day in 1964, Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove premiered.
The Student Union Rims Committee presents Pieces of April today at
10 p.m Friday at 7 p.m. and midnight, Saturday at 9:30 p.m and Sunday
at 7 p.m. Under the Tuscan Sun is showing Friday at 9:30 p.m Saturday
at 7 p.m. and midnight and Sunday at 3 p.m. All movies are free with a
student ID and are located in Hendrlx Theatre. For more Information call
Rock 'N Roll Presentation
The Student Union presents a multi-media presentation on 1980s music
by Barry Drake today at 7:30 p.m. In Hendrix Theatre. This event Is free.
The School of Theatre and Dance presents Dance 2004, an annual
event combining ballet, modem dance, jazz and tap, on Jan. 29 - Feb.
4. For tickets, call the McGinnis Theatre Box Office at 328-6829 or the
Central Ticket Office at 328-4788.
Religious Arts Festival
The School of Music presents La Nativlte du Seigneur with organist
Colin Andrews, artist Dr. Charles Chamberlain and narrators David Crean
and Steven Dock today at 8 p.m. in St. Paul's Episcopal Church on 401
E. Fourth St. This event is free
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.
Swing Dollar Dance
The ECU Folk and Country Dancers present a swing dance and
instruction in the Willis Building on Friday, Jan. 30 from 7:30 - 11 p.m
Admission is $1.
National Spiritual Ensemble
The School of Music presents The National Spiritual Ensemble in Music
of Struggle and Freedom from the African-American Experience on
Friday, Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Admission is $10
for adults and $5 for students. Contact the ECU Central Ticket Office.
1914 Tlmbury Drive 355-7956
Saturday, Jan. 31,9 p.m.
505 Red Banks Road 355-7505
Wednesday, Feb. 4,7:30 p.m.
ECU jazz faculty and students
4054 Memorial Dr. 439-0003
Saturday, Jan. 31,8 p.m
Christy's Euro Pub
XI S. Jarvis St. 758-2774
Tuesday, Feb. 3,10 p.m
Open mic night
City Hotel and Bistro
203 S.W. Greenville Blvd 355-8300
Wednesday, Feb. 4,7 p.m.
122 E. Fifth St 758-3114
Friday, Jan 30,10 p m. Live music
Saturday, Jan. 31,10 p.m. Live music
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Sunday, Feb. 1,7 p.m.
Super Bowl party
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Thursday, Jan. 29,7 p.m.
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Thursday, Jan. 29,10 p.m. Karaoke
Sunday, Feb. 1,10 pm.
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Body Mass Index makes
even fit people seem fat
System fails to account for
muscle mass, athleticism
In the U.S. there's concern that
we're becoming a fat country. The
Body Mass Index and other quick
assessments of weight are receiving
more attention than ever.
The Body Mass Index, or BM1, is
a common tool used for calculating
and indicating weight status The BMI
can supposedly designate whether
someone is underweight, normal,
overweight or obese.
The BMI was created by a 19th
century statistician based on the
observation that the average person
often has a weight proportional to the
square of their height. Before 1998,
there was a separate BMI table for
males and females.
In 1998, the National Institutes
of Health, the U.S. obesity experts,
issued the new guidelines for evalua-
tion of health risks from obesity. The
tables were made into one overall BMI
table for both sexes. The BMI table
became a flawed system.
The BMI table considers celebri-
ties like Keanu Reeves, Will Smith
and even Brad Pitt overweight. It cal-
culated Sylvester-Stallone and Arnold
Schwarzenegger to be obese. To the
general public, this is seen as wrong
because these celebrities are divine
to us. this is a flaw due In part to
misconceptions about the BMI
To calculate BMI one takes his or
her weight in pounds and divides it
by height in inches squared. That
number is multiplied by 703.
A BMI of 18.5 and lower is con-
sidered underweight; BMI's of 18.5
- 24.9 are normal; BMI's of 25 - 29.9
are considered overweight; BMI's of 30
or more are classified as obese. People
with BMIs over 25 should evaluate
their risk of health problems.
BMI doesn't consider a person's
overall health condition. Being
overweight is not an exact indica-
tor that one has poor health. BMI
frequently overestimates obesity
level of people who are muscular or
It overestimates for broad-shoul-
dered people, and underestimates for
people with low muscle mass. BMI
doesn't account for bone mass, which
could skew the BMI score.
This is because the chart will list
the same BMI for two people with
the same height and weight when
one may actually be muscular and
the other may be overweight. This
is one of the reasons BMI alone isn't
used as a diagnostic tool for health
Along with BMI, obesity experts
utilize waist circumference and a
person's disease risk profile In order
to evaluate health risk from obesity.
BMI alone can't determine whether
someone is overweight or not - it's
just a broad outline. BMI is intended
to correlate with body fat, but cannot
predict it exactly.
The relation between obesity and
BMI differs with age and gender. The
main BMI table applies to people
age 20 and above. There is a sepa-
rate BMI table for children. Women
are more likely to have a higher
percent of body fat than men of the
BMI is just one of many factors
assessed in relation to developing a
chronic disease such as heart disease,
diabetes or cancer.
Other important factors to recog-
nize are diet, physical activity, blood
pressure, blood sugar level, cholesterol
level, smoking and family history.
As BMI increases there is a risk of
premature death, cardiovascular dis-
ease, high blood pressure and osteo-
arthritis. It's important to remember
see BMI page B2
� Celebrity BMI's
Height Weight Class
6-1 223 Overweight
6-2 210 Overweight.
5-11 211 Overweight
5-9 228 Obese )
6-1 218 Overweight
6-2 257 Obese '
6-0 211 Overweight
6-0 203 Overweight"
Calculate your BMI at
Greenville gets chuckle out of comedians
Tim Wilson and Killer
Beaz to perform at
Well-known comics bring big
time entertainment and laughs to
Greenville. Both Tim Wilson and
Killer Beaz have been featured on
the syndicated radio show "John
Boy and Billy Big Show" and
many other national outlets.
Tim Wilson and Killer Beaz
are national comedians. Aside
from syndicated radio shows,
they have also performed on
television shows such as "The
Tonight Show with Jay l.eno" and
"Entertainment Tonight Wilson
and Beaz have many comedy
albums featuring stand-up and
A few years ago they appeared
at 106.5 WSIX's Comedy Bowl at
the Morehead City Convention
Center With standing room only.
"It's great that comedy shows
are coming to Greenville said
Amanda Springer, senior com-
106.5 WSHs �J Alan Wells,
'The Big Dawg describes them
as southern boys who discuss
wives, NASCAR, rednecks and
drinking. But he said it's a
pretty clean show - nothing
vulgar. Wells compares their
show to the Hluc Collar Comedy
Tom featuring Jeff i'oxworthy
and Kill Kngvall recently shown
on Comedy entral.
"If you're looking for a really
good laugh, then come to the
show because they're absolutely
hilarious Wells said.
Killer Beaz, whose real name
is Tructt S. Beasley, Jr has 21
years of stage, television, radio
and louring experience through-
out the country. He's known
to give an edgy, high-energy
style show. His Web site boasts
that Killer Beaz is on all kinds
of radio stations from alternative
to country and can appeal to
any audience, lie's notorious
for calling in to different
stations to give his "Beaz
Killer Beaz's album SAVE UPI
was released in fall 2003. The CO
includes his stand-up act and two
music tracks that he wrote with
the help of several country and
Killer Beaz didn't start out
as a comedian, but rather as
lead guitarist in a blues band
where he earned the nickname
"Killer Beaz Then he decided to
make the jump to comedy and
toured small bars and clubs. He
first headlined Zanies Comedy
Showplace In Chicago where Jay
l.eno also performed.
Comedian Tim Wilson is
famous for his southern wit.
"I saw Tim Wilson one time
in Raleigh, and his unique style
of music and comedy had me
laughing all night said Jason
Musgrave, senior business man-
Tim Wilson and Killer Beaz
Greenville Convention Center
Jan. 31 at 8 pm
Tickets are $20 general
admlssionl and $30 (VIP).
Tickets available at ABC phone
Tim Wilson is also known
for his funny commentary on
anything southern, including
NASCAR, firework stands, motor-
cycles, family reunions, Baptists
and country singers.
He's also known for bringing
funny views to his songs "Hill-
billy Homeboy "Ugly Country
"Ballad of John Rocker "Talla-
dega" and "Learn to Ride
Wilson is from Georgia and
started entertaining people in
elementary school. He was even
asked to entertain other classes.
He began a music career and broke
into comedy atter going to an open
mic night at a club in Atlanta.
This writer can be contacted at
THC LAST CAROLINIAN � FEATURES
Quick Pick: DVD Review
'Cabin Fever' provides gore, laughs
(u-t ready to laugh out loud
and hide your faee from grue-
some gore the recently released
( tihin Fever has to offer.
laking over home DVD and
IIS shelves across the country
on Jan. 2(1, I.ions Gate Home
Entertainment released a multi-
million dollar horror hit that
reflects classics such as DuUU
Chotaow Massaat, packed with
blood soaked action.
The star-studded young
cast of rising stars such as Rider
Strong Irom the Disney hit series
"Boy Meets World and Jordan
l.add from the romantic comedy
Never Heen Kissed. Cerina Vincent,
James DeBello and Joey Kern
assist in making this a movie for
a mature audience
As a group of live college
friends travel off into the coun-
tryside, one of the travelers con-
tracts a deadly and contagious
flesh eating disease. After the
group debates over how to save
her, the disease turns everyone
against each other, and the battle
for survival tragically begins.
With the power to make audi-
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rated flick shouldn't be watched
Cerina Vincent fights to stay alive in the DVD Cabin Fever.
� DVD Info
by those with weak stomachs
or low tolerance for the sight of
bodily harm or gushing blood.
The Viewer should prepare for
mature scenes involving adult
language and sexual content.
The cast and plot do their best
to entertain while keeping within
the lines of bloody chaos that
defines the perfect horror film.
The Bottom Line: If the
guts and blood don't turn your
stomach, the pain from laughter
just may do the trick.
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Starring: Rider Strong, Cerina
Vincent Jordan Ladd. James
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Release Date: Jan. 20
from page B1
that just because the BMI table
may classify one as overweight
or obese, one shouldn't drasti-
cally change a diet or begin
People wbo are over-
weight or obese should
try not to gain additional
weight. To truly understand
one's weight, a health
assessment should be done
by a physician before any
changes take place.
BMI cannot properly be
assessed il one is pregnant, ath-
letic, a body builder or a chroni-
cally ill. People younger than
18 won't get a proper BMI
reading because they're still
A healthy weight is
different for everyone - it
simply depends on the person.
A person's weight depends
on genetics, diet and their level
of activity Because of these
factors, ideal body weight
differs from person to
person, and this is where BMI
This writer can be contacted at
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Under the Tuscan Sun - starring
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Big Fish - starring Ewan McGregor,
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stories charm most and are often
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The Big Bounce - starring Owen
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The Butterfly Effect - starring
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Cheaper By the Dozen - starring
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children's move to Chicago and
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Cold Mountain - starring Jude Law.
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Story of the long journey home of
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Gospel of John - starring
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My Baby's Daddy - starring Eddie
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the same time Rated: PG-13.
The Perfect Score - starring
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Something's Gotta Give - starring
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younger than his years. However,
while courting his newest girlfriend,
he falls in love with her mother
(Keaton). Rated: PG-13.
Torque - starring Ice Cube
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murder of the gang s leader and
it is up to his gang, the Machine,
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Marques Houston and Omarion.
The social subculture of street
dancing is explored through a pair
of friends, David (Omarion) and
Elgin (Houston), who want to open
their own hip-hop dance and
recording studio, but they must first
win a street dance competition
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Say what? Speaking in slang Many surprises
J �.�� at 2004 Oscar
Trendy language is
Although your parents may
argue, slang isn't some unusual
language no one understands.
Slang is used throughout many
states, cities, towns and campuses
and reflects the unique character-
istics and personalities of each of
these different places.
Slang, mostly used by youth
and college students, is an ever-
i hanging language. One minute
"tight" is the word everyone says
in reference to something that is
cool, and the next minute the
new term for that is "hot
Slang has existed since
the inception of language and
dates back into the 1870s. Dr.
Bruce Southard, chair of tnglish
department, said slang was the
"vernacular of jazz" that started
in New Orleans, spoken mostly
by African-Americans, during
Southard said slang is a "mark
of culture" and is used to show
that members "fit in" or are part
of a particular group.
Montique Warren, ECU stu-
dent and Homecoming king,
believes slang isn't a language
used to show you fit in. Although,
certain words are used with cer-
tain groups of people, it doesn't
show you belong.
"It doesn't define the person
a culture tends to stick to a
certain genre Warren said.
Southard said slang is indeed
a mark of culture but believes
there's a time and place for
There are many words like
"hot straight" or just simply
"cool" that show approval of
something. Other words like
"tired "wack" and "suck" are
used as words of disapproval.
Slang changes from region
to region, state to state and from
year to year. Words that wen-
used in the 1960s, such as "pud
- meant to describe and easy col-
lege course - are no longer used
today. Today, students would
refer to that as "a breeze
Other words used years
ago were "stone "bomb" and
"slashed" which referred to the
abuse of alcohol.
One of the newest slang terms
is "cake which can be used as a
noun or verb. In fact the slang
term is so recent that most stu-
dents probably haven't heard it
yet. Many may haw beard "cake"
as in, "a piece ol ike" or in ref-
erence to money. Now, "cake'
means to "step" to .i nirl or guy
try to "holla
Knfck 1'ixon. senior history
education major, used this word
in his article, "12:06 ON I III
YARD written in the fall 2003,
Issue 2 of Expressions magazine
saying. "The I'l.n.i quit klv takes
to the one with the tabj men-
tality and fat hanging out of her
Slang is indeed a fun lan-
guage. It's fun to learn new terms
to see if vour friends have heard
them and u, see the weird laces
your parents always make when
they think you are speaking
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that one of Hollywood's most
famous ex-couples, Nicole
Kidman and Tom Cruise,
could be sending each other
consolatory e-mails. Cruise
had been deemed a pos-
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Samurai, but Kidman was
considered a certainty as Cold
Mountain's wistful Southern
A reaction against Cold
Mountain grew in recent weeks,
hut Kidman seemed a more likely
choice than Jude Law's reticent
soldier. Hut Law rather than
Kidman made the final five. The
Civil War epic also failed to domi-
nate the technical categories, as
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Hicks earns C-USA diver of the week
East Carolina University sophomore Lucy Hicks earned Conference
USA Diver of the Week honors announced by the league office Tuesday
Hicks swept the springboard events to help the Pirates claim a 134-109
victory over Maryland-Baltimore County on Saturday. She notched a
score of 219.45 to earn the three-meter title, while posting 204.23 points
on the one-meter springboard. Hicks is the fourth Pirate to win a C-USA
swimming and diving weekly award this season
Seahawks RB Alexander added to NFC roster
Seattle Seahawks running back Shaun Alexander was added to the
Pro Bowl roster Tuesday, an injury replacement for Deuce McAllister of
the New Orleans Saints. It will be the first Pro Bowl trip for Alexander,
who will join four Seahawks teammates in Hawaii. Tackle Walter Jones
and special teams player Alex Bannister were named to the squad, and
quarterback Matt Hasselbeck and guard Steve Hutchinson were injury
replacements Alexander finished with 16 touchdowns and a career-
high 1,435 yards rushing in his fourth season. He had seven 100-yard
games, another career high
Pitcher asks forgiveness for role in gay porn
Indians minor leaguer Kazuhito Tadano is asking for forgiveness for
what he called a one-time mistake - his appearance in a gay porn
video In which he engaged in a homosexual act. Tadano took part in
the video three years ago when he was a college student. Sitting in
the Cleveland clubhouse Tuesday, the pitcher said he hoped to put
his actions in the past. Shunned by Japanese baseball teams, the
23-year-old Tadano signed with the Indians last March. They think he
can make their club this spring. Tadano gave few details about the
video, which he made after his sophomore year at Rikkyo University.
Tadano's admission will certainly draw attention to homosexuality In
baseball, a sensitive issue that most players prefer to not even discuss.
There are no openly gay players in the big leagues today. The same is
true in the NFL. NHL and NBA Tadano was one of Japan's top college
pitchers and expected to be a high first-round pick in 2002. But after a
Japanese tabloid published photos of him in the video a month before
the draft, pro teams in Japan did not select him.
Veres returns to Astros
Reliever Dave Veres returned to the Houston Astros on Tuesday,
agreeing to a minor-league contract. Veres, 37, was 2-1 with a 4.68 ERA
and four saves for the Chicago Cubs last season. The right-hander has
a career 3.44 ERA and 95 saves in 10 seasons He started his major-
league career in Houston. After two years with the Astros, Veres played
for Montreal, Colorado and St Louis before signing with Chicago last
year. If Veres is added to the 40-man roster, he would get a $550,000.
Sasaki finalizes contract termination
Kazuhiro Sasaki choked back tears when he stopped by the Mariners
clubhouse and said goodbye to Edgar Martinez, Bret Boone and
other former teammates. Sasaki signed papers Tuesday to terminate
his contract, leaving behind a guaranteed $8.5 million next season
because he wants to remain in Japan with his wife and two young
children The Mariners placed their former closer on waivers, with other
teams notified that Sasaki will not pitch if he's claimed. Seattle plans
to give Sasaki his unconditional release when he clears waivers later
this week. He plans to pitch in Japan next season. The move opened
a spot on Seattle's 40-man roster and left general manager Bill Bavasi
with a big wad of spending money. Fans are wondering if the Mariners
will pursue a big name from the dwindling crop of free agents, with
catcher Ivan Rodriguez mentioned. Bavasi's immediate concern was
the impact of Sasaki's departure on the bullpen.
Buckeyes forward to miss at least a month
Ohio State forward Matt Sylvester will miss four to six weeks with an
injured left foot. Sylvester strained the arch in his foot in Saturday's 79-
65 loss at Iowa, coach Jim O'Brien said Tuesday Sylvester is averaging
31 points and 1.4 rebounds in 16 games
Attorney says FBI, NCAA out to get Alabama
A lawyer suing the NCAA over its investigation of Alabama football
claims the Justice Department and the FBI wrongly conspired with
the sanctioning body to wreck the Crimson Tide programTommy
Gallion, a University of Alabama graduate representing two former
Tide assistant coaches, said Congress should investigate the role of
the government, which he accused of "highly unethical behavior.The
Justice Department did not immediately return a call seeking
comment Tuesday, when Gallion's comments were first reported.
The U.S. attorney's office in Memphis, Tenn which has handled the
investigation, declined comment. Federal prosecutors in Memphis
began investigating Alabama's recruitment of Albert Means amid
published reports that his high school coach took thousands of dollars
to steer him toward Alabama. Two football coaches from Memphis
have pleaded guilty to federal charges, and former Alabama booster
Logan Young of Memphis is awaiting trial on conspiracy charges.
Alabama was placed on probation.Young has pleaded innocent, and
Gallion said he believes him
Ex-Spartans coach Williams takes job at LSI!
LSU coach Nick Saban hired Bobby Williams, who replaced him as
head coach at Michigan State, as an assistant on MondayWilliams,
who was fired by Michigan State during the 2002 season, was wide
receivers coach with the NFL's Detroit Uons last yearHe coached
under Saban for five years at Michigan State and then succeeded him
as head coach in 1999 when Saban left to take over at LSU. Saban
said Williams' position on the LSU staff would be determined once
the remaining two positions on the coaching staff have been filled.
Williams was 16-17 In two-plus seasons at Michigan State.
ECU student officials earn Ail-American
status at 2003 national championships
Intramural referees take
nation's top honor
Craig Faircloth, Todd Brewer
and Richard Chadwell were rec-
ognised as the best intramural
flag football referees that ECU
has to offer.
Whether making a tough call
down the stretch of'the game or
breaking up heated fights, these
three men have made their share
of on-the-spot decisions.
Now, all of their hard work
has paid off. Just recently
they were selected to the
All-American flag football
officiating team, which is
compiled of the nation's 20 best
officials. They earned their way
to the national tournament in
New Orleans, by performing at
high-level regional and state
Here is a little of what the
expert officials had to say.
TW: What does this award
mean to you?
CF: Being one of the top 20
collegiate officials was kind of a
goal I set for myself. Receiving
this award makes me think that I
am as good as I think I am. (With
TB: To be one of the top 20
in the nation says a lot for us and
a lot for North Carolina as well
RC: I agree with them in
that it was a goal that I set. I
have been to the national
tournament before and not
received it and it was something
that I really wanted. You go down
there and that is your whole pur-
TW: Favorite part of being
The ECU officials program has been recognized for years as one of the best in the region.
CF: I just like being around
the game and officiating gives
me a chance to stay involved
with the game.
TB: It gives me an
opportunity to go to many differ-
ent places I played sports in high
school and this kind of takes the
place of it in college.
RC: I have a lot of fun out
� there and you generally get to
work with great people; people
you might not meet if you did
TW: How long have you been
CF: Three years.
TB: TVvo years.
RC: Five years.
TW: roughest call?
CF: It was in our men's gold
championship this past semester.
We had a player that was going to
score the tying touchdown late in
the game. It was a borderline call,
but pass interference. He pushed
the guy down and I made the
call. That team ended up losing
the game but everyone around was
telling me that it was a good call.
TB: National tournament
It was the fourth quarter with
under a minute to go and fourth
down with the team on the
one-yard line. It was a bang-bang
play, pass interference right on
the goal line; it was just instinct
to throw the flag. They got four
more tries to score and made
it in on the first. Either way it
was going to affect both of the
RC: I haven't really had to
make a really tough call but I
did have a tough game situation
once. It was at the nationals and
the team was down by seven with
about 30 seconds left. Both the
game clock and the play clock
were running and the team
snapped the ball with about 10
seconds left. They ran around
for a while, threw the ball in the
end zone, and they dropped what
would be the tying score. They
were upset because they did not
realize that the game clock was
still running between the plays.
Faircloth, Brewer and Chadwell
all hope to maybe one day hit it big
in the officiating ring, but until
then they will stick with their
other sports, which are softball,
basketball, flag football and some
high school sports as well.
Everybody that might be
interested in playing intramural
sports need not to worry about
terrible officiating. Odds are
you just might have an "All-
American" whistling your game.
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Pirates return to Greenville to play DePaul
Blue Demons led by
C-USA leading scorer
ECU will return home after
three grueling games on the road.
The Pirates are 7-2 at Minges Col-
iseum this season and just 1-5 on
the road and have yet to win a
conference road match-up.
DePaul has had an up and
down season and is coming off of
a tough 70-62 loss at Marquette.
Before falling to 10-7 (3-3), the
Blue Demons had won three
consecutive C-USA games.
The Golden Eagles opened
up a 10-4 advantage after the tip
before the Blue Demons caught
fire, hitting 15 of their first
20 shots. DePaul was up by as
many as 12 points before a late
Marquette run cut the lead to
37-36 at halftime.
Marquette recaptured the
lead late in the second half and
Travis Dlener hit a three-pointer
to give the Golden Eagles a
56-51 lead with 4:30 remaining.
Marquette hit their free-throws
down the stretch to avoid losing
their fourth straight game.
Diener scored 15 points and
dished out 12 assists despite
being a game-time decision
after injuring his neck in their
previous contest. Freshman
guard Damcon Mason scored a
game-high 21 points on 9-of-13
shooting for Marquette.
Quemont Creer led the Blue
Demons with 20 points and
Sammy Mejia and Drake Diener
added 12 points each.
The Pirates last faced DePaul
last season on Feb. 18, in
Greenville. ECU hung tough
throughout the first half and
led 18-12 with 10 minutes left
in the half, but the Blue Demons
responded to take a 33-29
halftime lead. DePaul pushed the
lead out even further to 15 points
in the second half.
ECU mounted a late come-
back effort to pull within
10 points with two minutes
remaining before the Blue
Demons finished off the Pirates.
Sam lloskin scored a
game-high 22 points with 12
rebounds for DePaul as the Blue
Demons out-rebounded the
Pirates 40-28. Derrick Wiley led
ECU with 18 points and Gabriel
Mikulas contributed 14.
Players to Watch
The star for the DePaul
Blue Demons has been senior
forward Delonte Holland.
Holland leads C-USA in scoring
with 18.2 points per game. The
Pirates will need to key on him �
and force the other players to S
step up. Marquette did just that,
holding Holland to seven points g.
after he injured his ankle halfway g
see 1RATES page 66 japhet McNeil will be tested this weekend against DePaul.
Tennis teams prepare to
get into swing of things
The Lady Pirates are having one of their best seasons ever.
Lady Pirates continue to roll
Winners of eight
straight, 5-0 in C-USA
My weekly column is usu-
ally about the men's basketball
team; but after the women's team
picked up a huge win against
Charlotte this weekend, they
deserve the coverage.
And it's not just that one
After a 6-4 start, the ECU
women's basketball team has won
eight in row; five of which have
come in Conference USA play.
The ladies are simply on a roll.
The ladies have been stingy
on the defensive end, dominat-
ing on the glass, and deadly from
behind the arc. They do these
things well when it counts; the
The Pirates began the game
with Charlotte on Sunday with
a lackluster start, only up two at
the half. But just like they did
in the UAH game, they absolutely
see ROLL page B7
Squad looking for
strong spring season
Well, in North Carolina you
never know what kind of weather
you will wake up to - 75 degrees
in December or inches of snow
For the men and women's
tennis team last season, the
weather took its toll.
"From rainouts, a day of
good weather and bad weather,
it stopped any momentum and
rhythm said head coach Tom
Morris is very optimistic this
year with a great group return-
ing on the men's side that pos-
sesses much more depth than the
previous season. The men return
Chad Meyer, Felipe Fonseca along
with lour other solid returning
players. Morris is also happy
with new recruits J.R. liudrich,
Mark (iellard, Darrin Mansell
and Gerald Gulindo. del lard only
lost once in the fall semester and
Morris expects Gullndo to have a
big impact this season.
The women look to rebuild this
year as they fight some big injuries
others will have to step up.
" Some of our young girls will
have to step it up with our losses
The ladies do have some
experience returning with
Kristina Buchanon and Raluca
Baiku. The ladies welcome in fresh-
man l.indsey Weaver, transfers
Julie Bailey and Sara Boeman.
Morris has been very pleased
with number one seed Charl
Meyer, lie expects him to make
some noise this season as he
ripped off fifteen wins in a row
last season. On the ladies side he
expects big things from Raluca
Baiku and Kristina Buchannon
who are very consistent.
The fall season left Morris
very happy on the men's side but
a little disappointed with the ladies
because of all the injuries.
The season ahead does not
have many big matches but the
Pirates look to achieve a national
ranking and improve on last
"We try not to look ahead to
anyone and just take it one day at
a time said Morris.
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Lady Pirates hosting C-USA's top teams
Women will try to grab
The ECU women's basketball
team will take on conference
foe Marquette this Saturday and
nationally ranked llePaul two
days later. The weekend will help
separate the three teams atop the
The lady Pirates (14-4, 5-0)
are looking to build on their
current eight game winning
streak. So far the women's team
is undefeated in the Conference.
Marquette (15-4, 5-1) is a half-
game behind the l.ady Pirates.
Marquette's only loss in confer-
ence came in overtime on the
road to a UAB team that the
Lady Pirates have already
defeated. The liolden F.agles have
won seven of their last eight games.
F.CU will be led by Court-
ney Willis, who is coming off
a 22-point second half against
Charlotte. Willis was named
Women's Conference USA
l'laer of the Week for the period
ending Jan. 25. It marks the tirsl
time this year that a Lady Pirate
has earned the honor. She is
averaging 18.2 points and 9.8
rebounds per game, including 18
straight games in double-figure
scoring. Willis moved up to
ninth in career scoring this past
weekend passing former Pirate
greats Sarah Ciray and Alma
Beatha. The senior forward
center needs just 46 points to
move into seventh place.
Jennifer Jackson has erupted
since conference play has begun.
She scored a season high 24
points against Charlotte and is
averaging 15.6 points in confer-
ence games. Jackson has been
helped by freshman guard Kcisha
Anthony, who dished out a career
high eight assists in her last outing
and is averaging 11.8 points
despite coming off the bench.
Marquette will be no easy
match for the Lady Pirates.
The Golden Eagles are rich in
basketball tradition, unlike the
upstart Lady Pirates. Since the
1993-1994 season, Marquette
has made six NCAA appear-
ances and participated in the
WNIT last season. Terri Mitch-
ell, 144-79 overall in her eighth
season as head coach, will
bring in her Golden Lagles led
by Kelly Schwerman, a senior
guard averaging 13.7 points
per game. Although Marquette
doesn't have a star on the roster,
nine players have amassed
quality minutes in each game.
Marquette could create
match-up problems for the l.ady
Pirates if they decide to use
6-fool-5 center Sarah Shouse.
Shouse and Christina Quaye
will be matched up with Willis
on the low block.
HePaul (18-1,6-0) is the only
other team undefeated in C-USA
and stands nationally ranked.
The No. Li Blue Demons only loss
came on the road to a now No.
1 ranked Tennessee in overtime.
DePaul brings in the nation's
highest scoring offense pouring
in 91.6 points per game. Second
place Duke is 6.1 points per game
behind the Blue Demons.
DePaul boasts sophomore
forward Khara Smith who is
the only player in the nation
to be among the top 25 nation-
ally in scoring, rebounding,
field goal percentage, and steals.
Smith is sixth in the nation scor-
ing at 21.5 points while fellow
sophomore guard Charlene Smith
is putting up 17.8 per contest The
Blue Demons have had consis-
tency in the starting line-up with
every player having started each
game. Four of those starters are
averaging double-figure scoring.
The Blue Demons have also
garnered respect from ESPN
analysts claiming that DePaul is
among the nation's elite teams.
Doug Bruno, who has coached
his alma mater since 1988, has
taken his team to new heights.
DePaul had previously never been
ran kid above 15th in the nation.
There are two telling stats for
both games that will be vital to
ensuring l.ady Pirate victories.
An important statistic will be
the ability or inability for the
Lady Pirates to win the battle
of the boards. The women have
out-rebounded their opponents
by a combined total of 164 times
through eighteen games. The
women are averaging 9.1 more
rebounds than their opponents
despite often being undersized.
Turnovers could also spell doom
for the Lady Pirates. ECU is
averaging 17.8 turnovers per
game in conference thus far and is
dead last in turnover margin. The
women will have to value the ball
to notch victories this weekend.
i ii.n li Sharon Baldwin-
Tener knows that the level of
competition only gets better.
"It gets tougher as we go
along. I hope we can get a good
crowd. Get out and come watch
us and if you like it, you will come
back said Baldwin-Tener.
The home crowd makes a dif:
ference, as the Lady Pirates are
9-1 in MingesColiseum. Officials
are anticipating larger crowds
than the 816-person average, due
to the success of the program.
The Minges Maniacs
are rumored to have a large
contingent of fans at the game.
The game versus Marquette
is scheduled to start at 1 p.m.
on Jan. 31. Tip-off for the
DePaul game will be at 7 p.m.
on Monday, Feb. 2.
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from page B5
through the tirst half.
DePaul Is fairly deep
and their frontcourt is their
offensive strength. Senior center
Andre Brown is averaging a
double-double with 13.1 points
and 10.6 rebounds per game.
Juniors Quemont Greer and
Drake Diener are both scoring
11.9 points per contest and Greer
is also the team's second leading
rebounder with 7.0 boards per
Diener and fellow guard
Sammy Mejia are DePaul's
three-point specialists, hitting at
47 and 42.1 percent from beyond
the arc respectively.
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Each week, writer and media
members across the country
vote to determine college
basketball's national rankings.
There are countless numbers of
opinionated polls including the
ESPNUSA Today Coaches Poll,
the Associated Press Poll and
now introducing the The East
Carolinian Writer's poll.
This ranking is voted on by
ECU'S very own sporlswrilers.
Ranking is determined by a
total number of points. The more
points a team has, the higher
the ranking. I'irst-plate votes
are indicated in parenthesis. 20
teams are ranked and the top 10
are published each week.
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tournament time and any learn
can win on any given night. Polls
are primarily used for the fan and
media's pleasure and add to the
controversy and parity in the
world that is college basketball.
The Duke Blue Devils
earn the top spot in the
inaugural TEC rankings. Duke
struggled at the beginning of
the season but since their lone
loss to Purdue, the Devils have
steamrolled opponents as
J.J. Redick has found his
shooting touch and l.uol Deng is
emerging as one of the best
freshmen In the country.
Undefeated Stanford has
anchored in the No. 2 slot with
impressive wins over Kansas,
(ionzaga and Arizona. The
Cardinals began the year at No.
17 and worked their way up with
each passing week.
Louisville is tied for second
after destroying C-USA rival
Cincinnati earlier this month.
Coach Rick Pit!no has an
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size, both of which were wit-
nessed first-hand by the F.CU
Pirates In a 10-point loss on
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egated to the No. 4 position
despite an unblemished record.
Point guard Jameer Nelson is
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keep them from earning a top
spot. St. Joe's only impressive
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lar season table since UNIV in
1991 with their toughest games
coming against the likes of
Temple and Villanova.
Pittsburgh has the most wins
in the top 10 with their only loss
coming in a dose game with
UConn. The Panthers have great
scoring balance and are shunned
in some polls because of a weak
non-conference schedule. Pitt
does have wins over Syracuse
and Florida State.
Kentucky follows up at the
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games on the schedule behind
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favorite to win the SEC.
Cincinnati was the last
unbeaten to fall, and they fell
hard after being routed 93-66 by
Louisville. The Bearcats might be
sitting a little higher up had they
not been beat so soundly by the
Perhaps the big surprise
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Mississippi State Bulldogs. The
Bulldogs will challenge Kentucky
for the conference title and are
out for revenge, their only loss
came against the Wildcats by the
score of 67-66.
UConn was the preseason
favorite to go all the way but
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Huskies to the No. 9 spot. They
still have one of the best starting
fives in the country and Emeka
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Arizona and Conzaga tie
for 10th and it looks as though
Arizona might not yet be in
Stanford's league after a 10-point
loss at home to the Cardinals.
The re-match is scheduled for
Feb. 7, on ABC.
The Zags were a Cinderella
story several years ago in the
NCAA tourney, but now they
have become a lock to win their
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Sheldon Williams has been a
monster in the pain this year.
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dominated the second half.
The lady Pirates outscored
the visiting 49ers 52-29 in the
second half. Senior Center
Courtney Wills scored 22 of
her 26 points in the second
half as she dominated all three
of Charlottes low post players.
Junior forward Jennifer Jackson
also scored 24 points, 13 in the
The Pirates now sit 5-0 in
the conference and 14-4 overall
and the fans have taken notice.
Despite the weather, a crowd
of nearly 1,000 people showed
up. A few seasons ago, a crowd
of 1,000 would have been an
accomplishment. The team
loves the support; I've seen many
instances where head coach
Sharon Baldwin-Tanner has
thrown her hands up and turned
the crowd asking for noise.
The Pirates now have a
great shot at post-season play.
The fifth win almost guaran-
tees a spot in the conference
tournament, and if they
continue their great play,
especially in the second half, a
birth in the NCAA tournament
should be rewarded.
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CAROLINA PANTHERS vs. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 1, 6:25 PM . HOUSTON, TEXAS
Which team will take Super Bowl glory?
Super Bowl Advantage - New England Patriots
ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
A be featured this year as the New England
3 Patriots squaring off against the Carolina
�jL� Panthers. The two teams couldn't be more
JH different on offense but are very similar on
j. defense. The Panthers proved themselves
time again this season. Although
they'll be a formidable opponent for the
Patriots, New England will come out on top
in the end.
Tom Brady is one of the best quarterbacks in the league, and he's
nowhere near the most athletically gifted. However, he has an excellent
arm (both strong and accurate), distributes the
hall like a true field general and has ice water
coursing through his veins.
When push comes to shove, Brady is the
man I and any other sane man wants behind
the five men up front, and those five men
do a great job of protecting him. Carolina
will have to put tremendous pressure on
him throughout the game and, although
they may break through here and there, it
won't be consistent enough to throw the
Patriots' offense out of rhythm, reason d
that Carolina will come up short in
Super Bowl XXXVIII is the 11 men
on the other side of the ball
for the Pats. BUI Beli-
check's defense is - r
the toughest in
the league and
much of a
Davis still only had
during the regularseason
and they score right at 20
points a game while giving
Linebackers Tedy Bruschi
Roman Phiferand Mike Vrabel
will swarm Davis and lX'shaun
Foster up front and prevent the
Super Bowl Advantage - Carolina Panthers
The Carolina Pan-
thers fought all
the way to the
see PATRIOTS page C2
The fact that the Panthers rely
on such a simple formula gives them a
great shot at the Patriots next week down
Carolina isn't tricky about how
they wins games. They do it
by running the football
effectively, not making
mistakes on offense
and timely plays in
the passing game.
While the Patriots
have an intimidat-
ing defense that has
shut down many top
teams in the NFL,
including the India-
napolis Colts' NFL
a team that
may be able
to bust the
on offense. Going
nto a game against
Carolina, a defense knows
it will have to step up and
stop the run. No team in
the NFL has put a stop the
Panthers' ground game all
season. When the Panthers
lost, it's been due to mental mistakes
or the notable breakdown in the kick-
ing game suffered against the Eagles
during the regular season. My feelings
are that the Patriots may outsmart
themselves trying to come up with
see PANTHERS page C3
New England Patriots
1) Start fast; score early and often
2) Mix in the run to keep Panthers off line of scrimmage
3) Play Belicheck ball on defense, swarm the ball
carrier and pressure Delhomme
1) Get constant pressure on Brady
2) Establish the run early
3) MUST score when in the red zone
Sunday's matchup showcases hard-nosed defense
ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
The Patriots are a team that
uses the pass to set up the run.
Tom Brady distributes the ball
as well as any quarterback in the
league. He has big game experi-
ence, is battle tested, can bring
a team back from being down or
lead them in a blowout; bottom
line, he wins. In his first SO NFL
games, Brady has gone 38-12
(.760), second all-time among
quarterbacks in their first 50.
Kurt Warner topped the list at
40-10 (.800). Brady has a strong,
accurate arm and great vision
downfield. He moves in the
pocket well when he has to but
isn't a runner by any means.
Antowain Smith and Kevin
Faulk's stats aren't impressive,
combining for 1280 yards on
360 carries (3.5 per) with only
three touchdowns, but they run
the ball hard and Smith runs
with power. You can't afford to
put eight in the box or Brady and
the receiving core will pick you
apirt so you had better be able
to handle these two with six or
seven men or
they all lack
size, the wide
outs are fast,
can all find
the open spot
on the field,
gets in trouble
in the pocket,
slip into the
seem or flats
on a regular
ing critical third downs. Third
and five to any other team is like
a third and one to the Patriots.
The Pats 'D' is a swarm of
blue and silver that puts choke-
holds on offenses as easily as
media reporters mispronounce
Jake Delhomme's name. On the
see NEW ENGLAND page C2
ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
Carolina is in almost every
way, the exact opposite of the
Patriots. The I'anthers are a run-
ning team, period. And although
everyone knows it, they still
succeed. In their win over the
Philadelphia Eagles last week,
Jake Delhomme threw the ball
only 14 times, completing nine
of them. Stephen Davis was the
best off-season acquisition in the
NFL and proved it all throughout
this year. Davis has carried the hall
318 times for 1444 yards (4.5 per)
with eight touchdowns. Backup
tailback DeShaun Foster, who has
been more of a rotating guy than
a true backup, has 118 carries for
429 yards (3.8 per).
The receiving core is what you
would call a diverse group. Mushin
Muhammad is the guy you go to
when you want to put the ball up
and let your man make a play. I le's
physical, quick and can get up and
over an opposing corner or safety
to get the ball. Steve Smith isn't big
at all 5'9" - 179 pounds) but he
is lightning fast and has excellent
hands. Ricky Proehl is somewhat
of a journey man (I'anthers are 5th
team - AR1, SEA, CHI, STL) but
has Super Bowl experience and is
perfect for the third wide receiver
spot. Proehl won't burn you, jump
over you, dance or talk trash. But
he will get open, first downs and
big yards on each catch (averages
14.4 yards per, second only to
Anchoring the group on the
defensive line for ("arolina is home
grown Julius Peppers who is a freak
of nature (6'6" - 283 pounds) and
at that size is extremely fast. Mike
see CAROLINA page C3
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NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
defensive HlK, Willie Midi nest
is an excellent run stopper and
fast enough to put pressure on
the quarterback consistently,
while defensive tackle Ted
Washington is big enough
tOblockOUl the sun. Moving
Washington out of a hole is
as difficult of a task as con
ncing Steve Spurrier that
he isn't God himself.
Behind the big boys
up front, linebackers
Tedy Bruscbi, Roman
Phifer and Mike
Vrabel may be the
best trio in the NFE.
They're quick, great
tacklers (Bruschi is
first on team with
128 while Phifer is
ird with 100), have
gxxl hands and cover
very well (Bruschi lias
two for scores). They
also flock to the ball
well as does the entire
defense, showing the
best example of what
"gang tackling" truly is.
You really can't say
from page C1
enough about the New England
secondary They are the toughest
bunch in the NIL, with Carolina
taking a close second Out of the
top seven tacklers on the team,
four ol them are defensive backs
(Rodney Harrison, Ty I .aw, Tyrone
Poole, Eugene Wilson). Harrison
has 12S tackles and also has the
most tackles lor loss on the team
with six. I le may very well lie the
most tenacious and hard-hitting
defensive back in the league. Ty
law has been one of the best and
most consistent corners in the
NFI. for the last nine yean and
this year was no different as he
amassed 74 tackles and six inter-
ceptions (that doesn't include the
three he had against Manning in
the AK Championship).
Strengths - Everything. This
team is rock solid in just about
all aspic Is ol the game. I hell
biggest advantage may come on
defense where they have been out-
standing all year save two games
(Buffalo week 1 and Indy week
13). They have given up an aver-
age of IS points a game and have
held teams under .100 yards total
offense from week to week. What
they do best on defense is come up
with stops on third down and take
the ball away (17, second in the
NFL to Kansas City's 19 and t hat
doesn't include the playoffs). They
had more interceptions than any
team during the regular season
with 29 total.
Weaknesses - They only
have one and that's the running
game. If the Pats passing game
wasn't as good as it is this year,
they wouldn't have even made the
playoffs. The ground game isn't
bad but it isn't good either. Smith
and Faulk will fight like hell for
yards but aren't the most talented
backs in the league and the line-
men are belter pass protectors than
run Mockers. Carolina will have to
erase the run threat completely if
they want to stop New England's
air attack at all.
Key Statistics-Time of Posses
sion and Third Down conversions
(on defense). Carolina is a team
that will run until you stop them,
and even then they'll still run.
When they get a good drive going,
they have the ball for chunks of
time, which will tire out a defense.
Therefore, the Patriots have to stop
the Panthers on third down at least
70 of the time. The time of pos-
session comes in on offense. The
Patriots offense doesn't want the
ball for five, six and seven minutes
at a time; they are a quick strike
team. Tom Brady and the offense
need to be in a rhythm, scoring
early, quickly and often. While
Carolina likes holding the ball for
chunksof time, the Pats like amass-
ing chunks of yards in a single play
time after time. Though they may
put their defense on the field more
often, it 'II be putting points on the
Uard drive after drive.
Playoff History - The Patriots
have been In three Super Bowls
throughout their franchise history,
now four, and are 1-2. This par-
ticular team is basically the same
exact team that went on and beat
the St. Louis Rams 20-17 just two
years ago, a game that they were
down in the fourth quarter and
won on an Adam Vinatieri field
goal as time expired. Experience is
without a doubt in New England's
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running game from ever getting
going. After that happens,
the rest will take care of itself.
Jake Del-homme has become
a good quarterback but he
hasn't seen a defense like this all year,
including Dallas. The New England
secondary, composed of namely
Ty I.aw and Rodney Harrison,
will lx' physical with the wide receiv-
ers, set the tone and take control of
l he game early.
Both of these teams are very
well coached and are obviously
the best teams in their respec-
tive conferences. However, New
England is and will prove
to be the best team in the NPl.
when Super Sunday comes
because they truly are supe-
rior to any other team in the
league in every area with the
exception of running the football.
Although score predic-
tions are certainly not my forte,
I'll humor all of you and
throw a dog a bone - New
England Patriots - 31, Carolina
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Super Bowl promises big time entertainment
Jackson, Nelly, Kid Rock
R Diddy set to perform
With a challenging football
game, funny commercials and a
s.ist array of musn.il entertain-
ment, this year's Super Bowl i
sure to otter something to suit
The entertainment options
alone - ranging from the
sew and sultry Janet Jackson
to the soullul sounds ol ostl
Groban -also promise something
that will appeal to everyone's
I be Super Bowl Pre-game
Show begins at 11 a.m. and
features a combined musical
effort of both national and local
Sunday, Eeb. 1 marks
the one-year anniversary of
the space-shuttle Columbia.
Josh Groban. the 22-year-old
singing sensation, is scheduled
to honor the NASA Colum-
bia crew with a performance
ol his latest single, "You Raise Me
i IpGroban will be accompanied
by an KO-person choir composed
ot local Houston high school
students. Crew members from
the nevt space shuttle SIS-114
will also be a part of the NFE's
tribute to the NASA space pro-
Musicians Toby Keith and
Willie Nelson will headline a
tribute to the home of Super
Bowl XXXVIII, in a segment
called "Welcome to Houston
- The Spirit of Texas
This is the second time that
Houston has been home to the
Super Bowl and the pre-game
festivities will foius on the
culture and talent ol the area.
local latin music sensations
Walter Suhr and Mango Punch!
will join Nelson, Keith and over
1,500 local performers on the
field in the salute to Houston.
Suhr and Mango Punch! will
perform in both Spanish and
Rounding out the pre-game
festivities will be the perfor-
mance of the National Anthem
by Grammy winning singer
songwriter Beyonce Knowles.
She will he accompanied by
high school student Suanna
Chirsty who will be signing the
MTV returns this year as
producers of the Super Bowl Half-
time show, The show will feature
musical artists P. Diddy, Kid Rock
and Nelly, with superstar Janet
Jackson headlining the show.
This marks only the second
time that MTV has produced the
hall-time show - the first being
2001' performance by Aeros-
mith, "NSYNC, Britney Spears,
Nelly and MaryJ. Blige.
This year's Super Bowl festivi-
ties airs on CBS to an expected
audience of M0 million viewers
nationwide, and 1 billion
worldwide. The Super
Bowl is the nation's
event and the most
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The Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show features performances by Janet Jackson. Kid Rock, P.
Diddy and Nelly. Beyonce Knowles, Toby Keith. Willie Nelson and Josh Groban are all part of
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Rucker handles the other end and
DT's Chris Jenkins and Brentson
Buckner stop up the run inside.
Jenkins and Peppers will have to
lead the front four and get con-
stant pressure up field in order for
Carolina to win.
The linebacking core for
this team may very well be
the heartbeat of the defense
and not necessarily for how
good it is. Linebacking coach
Sam Mills and linebacker Mark
Fields were both diagnosed
with cancer early in the season
and have been receiving treat-
ment all year long. Lvery Panther
wears Mills former number 51 and
Fields' number 58. Dan Morgan is
the anchor of the core at 6-2, 233
pounds and is extremely quick to
the ball. Counterpart Will With-
erspoon leads the team in tackles
and is an excellent run stopper
Ricky Manning Jr. has been
the man for the secondary
during the playoffs, collecting
four interceptions so far, three
against Donovan McNabb in the
NFC Championship game. What
is impressive about his play is that
he plays physical and is only 5-
9, 185 pounds and he's a rookie.
Mike Minter and Deon Grant are
number two and three in tackles
on the team and make receivers
think twice about extending over
the middle. Minter makes his mark
on laying the big hit, whether it is
in the secondary on a wide out or
up near the line of scrimmage on
a running back.
Strengths - Carolina's run-
ning game and pass defense are
their strengths, which is a very
good thing because they'll need
both. The Patriots are excellent
on defense but you can run the
ball on them, especially when
it's your main strength. If the
Panther linemen can get their
paws on Vrabel and Bruschi,
Davis should be able to pop off 4
and 5 yard runs on most carries.
Their pass defense will have to
be on top of it's game to stop
Brady and the big guns on
offense so it's a good thing
Carolina excels at putting the cuffs
on air at lacks. Peppers and the line
will have to get constant pressure
on Brady, making him scramble
and rush his throws. If they can do
that, Carolina will have a chance.
If not, they're toast.
Weaknesses - Stopping the
deep ball and executing on pass
plays. The passing game has been
steadily improving over the year
and Delhommo has played very
well but this is going to be by leaps
and bounds the toughest defense
they've played all year, even more
so than the Cowboys.
Delhomme must be calm and
collected in the pocket, make con-
trolled throws and lie very accu-
rate. This team doesn't let many
deep passes get behind them
because of the style they play in
the secondary but even so, they
do not have very much speed. If
rookie Bethel Johnson or veteran
Troy Brown can get behind any of
the DB's, turn the lights out, the
party is over.
Key Stalistic(s) - I lits, hurries
and sacks on Tom Brady. It cannot
be stressed enough how important
it is for this team to get pressure on
Brady every single time he drops
back to throw the ball. They won't
shake him, no matter how many
times they hit him; he is one of
the most mentally strong quarter-
backs in the league. But it they can
hound him and Hush him out of
the pocket on a consistent basis.
they can throw off the offense's
timing and quick paced rhythm
it likes to work from.
Playoff History - Before this
year, the young franchise has i in h
been to the playoffs once and that
was in the second year as a team.
The Panthers defeated the Cow-
boys in the divisional game 26-17
and then went on to face Green
Bay in the NFC Championship, a
game they lost 30-13,
This team is different from
that one in that it has a belter
coach, a much better defense,
and a better ground attack.
If there is one team that
could knock off the Pats, it's the
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si hemes to stop the Panthers.
lor Carolina to win Sunday,
this is what they will have to
first they've got to get
the ball to Stephen Davis and
DeShaun Foster early and often.
The Patriots will be geared up to
stop the run, but the line will
just have to go out and earn their
checks by busting holes.
If the Panthers can run early,
they have a chance to establish
their tempo and set the tone for
Second, Carolina has to
make sure the Patriots realize
they aren't the only defense in
the big game.
The Panthers seemed to
patch up earlier weaknesses in
the secondary with the emer-
gence of rookie Deon Crant.
The Panthers' defense rose
to the challenge time after time
this season, whether it was with
a blocked kick or getting great
pressure on the quarterback.
Ihe Panthers need their pass-
ing game to produce as few as
three big plays to pull the game
out. Delhomme only completed
only nine passes last week, but
one of them was a touchdown.
Ihe Panthers will need Steve
Smith to create some separation
between himself and whoever
is assigned to him Sunday, and
Muhsin Muhammad will have
to use his size to pull out a few
to be physi-
ure to do
so last week
To pull of
the upset the
team needs to
relax. It's just
game. Kven if
it's the biggest
game of the
season, it's still
only a game. If
they follow the
game plan that
got them there, it
who they line
up against. The
Patriots may be
tough, but they
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Commercials put the 'Super' in NFL title Paw super Bowl style
Ads delight fans,
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Apple rocked the advertising
world 20 years ago with an iconic
ad that introduced the world to
the Macintosh computer. Since
then, the Super Bowl became
the pioneer for the most ambi-
tious and aggressive ideas in
the advertising industry. Expect
Super Bowl XXXVII to be no
While most students are too
young to remember the Mac-
commercial, a 1995 Budweiser
commercial demonstrated how
Super Bowl ads can take society
by storm. "Bud-weis-er" - with
each syllable chanted individu-
ally by three frogs - made the
King of Beers a legend in Super
Bowl commercials, This year
several newcomers, along with
many veterans, hope to steal
Frito-l.ay has a slapstick spot
showing a pair of grandparents
who can barely walk scrambling
over each other for a bag of
potato chips. Grandpa gets to
the bag first, only to find that
Grandma stole his dentures.
Anheuser-Busch is expected
to introduce a donkey who
wants to be a Clydesdale horse.
America Online will use spots
featuring a raucous motorcyle-
making family featured in the
TV show "American Chopper"
to promote its TopSpeed tech-
nology for speeding up Internet
The American Legacy Foun-
dation will be making its second
appearance in a Super Bowl with
an anti-tobacco spot featuring a
fictitiouscompany called "Shards
O'Class A hint to viewers: They
make things that are really bad
With more than 90 million
viewers, the Super Bowl gives
companies a one-time chance
to make a huge impression on
an array of different audiences
- even non-sports fans cash in
on the Super Bowl. The price tag
to market products to roughly
one-third of America is expen-
sive, however. A 30-second time
slot during this year's Super Bowl
will cost execs a cool $2.3 mil-
lion, a record high.
"I think that more people will
be watching this year because of
the Panthers said Brett Weed,
"A lot of the people
who just watch for the
here will be watching
the game, too
With such a large
feel pressured to pro-
duce Super Bowl-worthy
commercials. The pres-
sure is twice as great
for first-timers such as
Staples to produce com-
mercials that would
bring Simon Cowell to
his feet. Staples' com-
mercial features a greedy
worker named Randy
who parcels out office
supplies in exchange
for bribes of doughnuts
Lxpedia, the online
travel company, also
bought its first slot
but chooses to keep
its content secret until
The pressure is great
for Budweiser because
they've produced so
commercials in the past
- anything short of the
frogs or the "Wassssss-
sup guys could be a
Within the years,
many favorites have
"The Terry Tate,
office linebacker com-
mercials of last year were
so funny they almost
made me piss in my pants said
Matt Collins, senior political sci-
"Pepsi always puts out a
high-quality Super Bowl com-
mercial said Joe l.ytle, classical
and Mountain Dew hit it big
the last few years, Mountain
Dew's animals interacting with
extreme sportsmen was really
"The birds that didn't want
to dump on the car was a great
commercial by Nissan said
Rebecca Best, freshman English
This year's lineup of 60 com-
mercials promises to be one of
the best yet and should give
viewers a reason to smile.
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Super Bowl party
The only thing better
than the Panthers making it
to the Super Bowl this year is
celebrating it with your friends
and family in the comfort of
your own home.
When planning the per-
fect Super Bowl party there
are a few important details to
Make sure that you know
exactly how many people arc
going to be coming. This is
important because you want
to have enough food for
Food is a key issue to
think about. Finger foods
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quick and easy. Foods like
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crackers, chips and popcorn
are all foods that you can
buy and put out on the table
for your guests to munch on
during the game.
If you want to really
impress your guests, you can
serve dinner. Get a lot of
different kinds of sandwich
stuff and set it out. You can
get different types of bread,
sandwich meat, and condi-
ments and let everyone make
their own sandwich.
This saves time and the
annoyance of that person
that is always saying "I don't
Wings and pizza are also
good ideas as well. Don't try to
make these, it will be better if
you buy them because you can
probably find some coupons
or the restaurants thai serve
them will have a special.
If you are running low on
money, ask guests to bring
an appetizer. This puts less
stress on you and your wallet.
Also make sure that you have
plenty of drinks, plates, uten-
sils, napkins, and plates.
As usual, with any party,
don't allow anyone who has
been drinking to drive. Have
fun and be safe.
Cheer loud for your team,
eat, drink, and enjoy this occa-
sion. It only comes once a year
so have fun!
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