The East Carolinian, February 11, 2004

Volume 79 Number 115
School grows
in enrollment,
950 students
declare major
program hires faculty
to meet demand
ECU'S School of Communica-
tion has increased in size during
the past couple of years.
The school's role used to
be minor, placing journal-
ism majors in the English
Department and broadcasting
majors in Theatre Arts.
Recently, the school joined
with the arts to form the
College of Fine Arts and Commu-
nication, combining the Schools
of Art, Music, Theater and Dance
and Communication.
LinnerGriffen, interim direc-
tor for the School of Communi-
cation, said the integration is
a "good marriage
"Most of the fine arts are
in some way communicated
to others said Griffen.
"In many ways, I see com-
munication as part of that glue
part of that piece that allows
the other fine arts to present
themselves in a very favorable
The School of Communica-
tion became a more prominent
school when more students
declared a major or minor in
the field.
Griffen said the school's
growth is solely because of Its
increase in popularity.
"The number of students
who are actually accepted
or admitted into the major
has grown Griffen said.
The school now has more
than 950 students, Griffen said.
To accommodate the growth,
the school hired more faculty
members for the positions of
teachers and advisers.
"This year we were very
fortunate. We were able to bring
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Colleges across the country have taken extra precautions, such as controlled dorm entrances, to keep students safe.
Police boost dorm rounds
Safety measures a
concern after rape
ECU police have increased
their rounds in dorms and
Resident Advisers have
become more cautious since
the Jan. 19 rape in White
Amy Davis, crime pre-
vention sergeant of the ECU
Police Department, said
residence halls are safe; each
residence hall is assigned ECU
police officers that do regular
rounds and are in communi-
cation with the residential
advisers, coordinators and
Davis said after the rape
occurred, the ECU police have
become more cautious patrol-
ling the residence halls.
Davis said there has been
talk of adding surveillance
cameras and a One Card
system for entry to residence
halls, although no definite
decision has been made.
The ECU police are pro-
viding several programs to
residence halls to improve
student safety and aware-
"We do safety and
security programs, alcohol,
self defense and domestic
violence programs said
The ECU Police Depart-
ment provides a liaison
program, created to build
communication between
students and ECU police and
better reports of incidents.
The program allows stu-
dents to express their con-
cerns to ECU police.
A common violation in
residence halls is visitation.
There are often unescorted
guests, and visitors stay
in residence halls past the
university's legal visitation
Davis said if there is a
suspicious looking person
who doesn't appear to be a
student standing outside a
residence hall, students and
RA's should immediately con-
tact the ECU police.
"You never know if that
person is armed in any kind
of way, whether it's a knife or
any kind of weapon they
need to call the police depart-
ment Davis said.
Although there are several
safety measures provided, stu-
dents still express concern
.about residence hall safety.
Maria Sengebusch, soph-
omore nursing major and
resident of White Hall, said
she was a little more nervous
after the incident occurred
but feels safer now because
more people are aware that
safety is an issue.
However, she said people
could easily enter dorms
where they don't live by
simply waiting for someone
with a key to enter and going
in behind them.
Other universities take
different measures to help
maintain a high level of secu-
rity in residence halls.
Danielle Cook, senior
photography major at Syra-
cuse University, said students
swipe their university identi-
fication cards upon entry to
residence halls.
"When you enter a dorm,
you have to always use your
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Do you feel safe
on campus, why?
"It seems good. I don't walk around
at night, so I feel safe"
"Now after everything it's better.
now the security has improved,
it's not so easy for people to
get in
Vans are now the only vehicles in Safe Ride's fleet. The golf carts
once used on main campus have been discontinued.
Wednesday shuttle
service a success
ECU'S late-night shuttle
program, Safe Ride, extended its
service to include Wednesdays
as of Jan. 21.
ECU police and Transit
Adviser, Scott Alford, decided
to add an extra day after diffi-
culties crossing 10th Street, and
inclement weather made the
use of the Safe Ride golf carts
The new extended service
makes stops anywhere on
On weekends, Safe Ride pro-
vides service to about 100 stu-
dents a night, said Hank Bowen,
Safe Ride supervisor.
Bowen said there are
less students using the
service on Wednesdays, but
there are still more than on
Safe Ride ends services at
1 a.m. on Sundays but stays
close to the freshman park-
ing lot located on Dickinson
Avenue until 2 a.m. to accom-
modate freshmen returning
late from home.
Due to the high demand for
service, Bowen said in the next
few weeks, Safe Ride will run in
the daytime from 7 a.m. - 5 p.m
providing service to outer areas
of town.
"I think the new extended
days of Safe Ride will give
students more choices as to
which day they want to go
out said Shawn Braddy,
freshman computer science
"It's also an added plus
for females due to some
of the things that have been
happening around campus
Safe Ride provides service
for only ECU students by
checking students' One Card
before service is given, and
a student patrol officer is in
each van.
"My hope is that eventu-
ally more people will use Safe
Ride to attend campus events
Bowen said.
"There are concerts, art
shows and many different
entertainment events that run
until late at night. Hopefully, it
will bring more participation
to those events
Safe Ride, which was
proposed by Student Gov-
ernment Association, was
created as a service run from
grant money to ensure students
arrive home safely and
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Students, local poet
share select works
ffc Information
Cultural Center will
host Poetic Expressions
Many hope for the chance
to prove their poetic talent
and Thursday, students will
have that opportunity during
"Poetic Expressions: Readings,
Rhymes and Rhythm hosted
by the l.edonia Wright Cultural
During this event, guest poet
Monica Daye, 23, Durham, will
read two of her favorite poems
as emcee.
Daye has real life experience
in the world of poetry and is the
published author of "And You
Thought You Had Problems:
Well, This Is My Life a book that
illustrates various problems of
her past including sex, drug use,
death and abuse and her struggle
to overcome them through the
power of God.
"I am excited to be coming to
ECU and want the students to
come to the program and enjoy
themselves and share their work
in a friendly and supportive envi-
ronment Daye said.
An author of more than 500
For further Information,
contact the Ledonla Wright
Cultural Center at 328-1680.
poems is not the focus of the
event, but rather the chance
for students to read their own
poetry or rhymes In front of an
"This event offers students
the opportunity to come to a
relaxed setting and read their
own works said Cultural Center
Associate Director Toya Sanders.
"This is not a competition,
and students will not be judged
it is just for fun and experience
Poetic Expressions is the first
event of its kind this academic
year, and the only one this
"We hope this program will
be successful, so that we can have
even more next yearSanders said.
"You don't even have to read
any poetry or rhymes, you can
just come out to listen every-
one is welcome
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"It's all about our RA, Spencer
Mitchell. Even If we have fire
drills early in the morning,
he's out there making sure
we're OK
"I feel pretty safe. My RA looks
out for us
"Its not too bad. The emergency
boxes are around, and some
things can't be prevented
Black History Awareness
throughout February
Feb. 24,1864 Rebecca Lee C'runiplcr became the first black woman to receive an
The Thirteenth Amendment passed, outlawing slavery in Dec. 18,1865.
Forecast TEC REQUIRED Online
Mostly Sunny READING
High of 55
Asft wwwJheeastcarolrtaricorn to read
more about John Kerry's sweep of rhe
southern states
Three career fairs wM bring potential
employers to campus this week for the
frstflme this semester.
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Art comes In art sizes Beginning Friday,
Emerge Gallery wit feature a Tiny Art
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The PlraS&wlfaceaMemphls team that
has picked up a lot of rromenturn tonight
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Dorrt forget The construction
tectwtology career fair Is today
from 10 am. - 2 pm In the
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News Editor
Assistant News Editor
The photograph that ran with the story, "ECU researchers file lawsuit against
company pictured all three of the original creators of the SpeechEasy
device. Michael Rastatter. PhD, who was shown in the picture, signed off
his rights to the device and is not a party in the lawsuit.
Sexual Responsibility Week
The ECU Health PIRATES showcase games and activities, including a
raffle drawing to win free dinners. DVDs and an MP3 player, continuing
today through Friday in Wright Plaza for Sexual Responsibility Week
Construction and Industrial Career Fair
There will be a Construction Management and Industrial Technology
Career Fair today from 10 am. -2 pm on the first floor of the Science
and Technology Building
Sex Smarts
Wellness Education presents 'Sex Smarts a game show based on
the TV show "Street Smarts Thursday at 7:30 pm in Wright Auditorium
Nursing and Allied Health Career Fair
There will be a Nursing and Allied Health Career Fair Thursday. Feb. 12
from 10 am. - 2 p.m. in the Carol Belk Building.
Deans and Issues Forum
The ECU chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa will host the Deans and Issues
Forum on Thursday at 7 p.m in 244 Mendenhall Student Center Game
Moore, vice chancellor for Student Life, will moderate open discussion
on diversity, campus safety, transportation, parking, expansion, faculty
involvement and student organizations
Science and Chemistry Career Fair
There will be a science and chemistry career fair Friday from
10 a.m. - 2 p.m on the third floor of the Science and Technology
Leadership Academy Applications
The ECU Leadership Academy will accept applications until Friday
Applications are available online at wwwecueduleadership, in the
Faculty Senate Office in the Raw) Annex on Reade Street and at the
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Heath Sciences in Brody Classes will
focus on preparing faculty and staff members to assume enhanced
campus roles.
Self Defense Registration
Learn how to defend yourself in a progressive training system Registration
is Friday from 10 am. - 6 pm in 240 SRC Cost is $10 for members
and $20 for non-members, and the program runs March 21 - April 31.
Book Drive
The ECU NC Teaching Fellows Program will sponsor a book drive
on Saturday, Feb14 at Greenville Nissan and Greenville K-Mart Books
and donations will be distributed to area schools affected by Hurricane
Isabel All contributors (books or cash) will receive a chance to win a
dinner for two at one of several participating Greenville restaurants
Books may be dropped off at the book drive or sentdelivered prior
to the Teaching Fellows office in 204 Spellman Contact Mary Beth
Corbm at 328-4126 for more information.
Negro Spiritual Presentation
The Ledonia Wright Cultural Center will sponsor "The History of the Negro
Spiritual" presented by Dorthea Taylor, soprano, and Louise Toppin,
piano, on Sunday. Feb 15 at 5 p.m at Sycamore Hill Missionary Baptist
Church on Hooker Road
Resume Blitz
Career Services offers a Resume Blitz, where students' resumes
are critiqued on sight. Monday. Feb 16. from noon - 2 p.m in
Bate Lobby
Interviewing Workshop
Career Services offers a workshop on interviewing Monday, Feb 16, from
2 pm -3 pm in 1012 Bate
PRSSA Meeting
The Public Relations Student Society of America will meet Monday. Feb
16 at 6 pm in 202 Joyner East
Drop Deadline Extension
The last day for undergraduate students to drop term-length courses or
withdraw from school without grades has been extended to Wednesday,
Feb 25 Block courses may be dropped only during Ihe first 40 percent
of their regularly scheduled class meetings
Daily Reflector Scholarship
Students interested in media-related careers can apply for the annual
$2,500 James M Cox Jr Foundation Scholarships offered by The Daily
Rellector Applicants musl be a junior at ECU with a minimum of two
full-time semesters remaining until graduation and have a minimum 3.0
GPA in the last academic year. Applications are due by April 1. For more
information, contact Vicky Morris at 328-9573
Paper Person
The person featured at the top of todays paper is Alte Robinson,
sophomore accounting major
News Briefs
UNC students protest
proposed tuition increases
RALEIGH (AP) - About a dozen
students gathered in front of the state
Legislative Building on Monday in an
effort to persuade lawmakers to stop
tuition increases at public universities
in North Carolina
They came with about 280 copies
of 'The Personal Stories Project:
Faces, Not Numbers a 500-page
book with entries from about 800
students, alumni, parents and faculty
members detailing the difficulty
of keeping up with rising tuition
They planned to dlslribute the books
to lawmakers, university chancellors
and members of the University of
North Carolina Board of Governors.
The board's budget committee
is expected Friday to discuss
proposed tuition increases for in-
state undergraduates that would
range from 11 percent at NC Slate
to 23 percent at the North Carolina
School of the Arts.
Some schools have recommended
bigger increases for out-of-state and
graduate students
Jonathan Ducote, the president
of the UNC Association of Student
Governments and the only student
member of the Board of Governors,
said Increasing the cost of public
education at a time when Ihe
state is dealing with large job losses
hurts displaced workers who want to
further their education.
NC to receive more than
500,000 free gun locks
RALEIGH (AP) - More than half a million
free gun locks will be distributed to
law enforcement agencies statewide
to help make homes with firearms
safer, state officials said Monday
"This project is important to law
enforcement, but it is essential for
Ihe safety of many North Carolina
families said Bryan Beatty. secretary
of the Department of Crime Control
and Public Safety.
"Gun owners are responsible for
ensuring their weapons are safely
stored so that children cannot get
to them Using a gun lock is one of
the smartest things you can do
The 503,500 gun locks were
provided by Project ChildSafe.
a national program supported by
a $50 million grant from Ihe U.S.
Justice Department
year-old student shot and wounded
a special-education teacher in the
leg Monday as he let off three
shotgun blasts in a high school
hallway, authorities said
Jon W. Romano, a junior, was arrested
at Ihe school, police said. He pleaded
not guilty Monday night to a charge
of attempted murder and was
sent to jail
His lawyer, E. Stewart Jones, said
he would file a bail application
later this week and further discuss
Romano's case at that time.
Police did not immediately disclose
a motive for the shooting, which
happened around 10:30 am. and
sent Columbia High School in
suburban Albany into lockdown
before the arrest.
Superintendent Terrance Brewer
said the student fired three rounds
of birdshot from a pump-action
12-gauge shotgun, and one round
hit teacher Michael Bennett in
ihe leg
Assistant principal John Sawchuk
stopped Romano and held him
until police came. Brewer said.
Bennett was treated at Albany
Medical Center and released about
two hours later
Billions in tax refunds
still unclaimed
WASHINGTON (AP) - Nearly 2
million students, relirees and other
taxpayers stand to lose $25 billion
in refunds if they don't act quickly to
claim the money
The Internal Revenue Service said
Monday that anyone who should
have gotten a relund for taxes
paid In 2000 but didn't file a return
must file and claim the money by
April 15.
"Don't wait until it's loo late said
IRS Commissioner Mark Everson
"We want all taxpayers to get Ihe
refund they're due"
Half of those taxpayers could claim
refunds of $529 or more, the IRS
estimated That calculation does
not include the earned income lax.
which could make the relund even
larger for some low-wage workers.
Iranian passenger plane
crashes In Emirates, killing at
least 35 people
SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates
(AP) - An Iranian plane crashed
Tuesday shortly before arrival at
an airport in Ihe north of the United
Arab Emirates, killing at least 35
people Three survivors reportedly
were being treated at a local
The Kish Airline turboprop carried
46 people. A Civil Aviation official
who spoke to reporters on condition
of anonymity, said 35 people were
confirmed dead.
The cause of the crash was not
yet known, said Ghanem al-Hajiry,
director general of civil aviation
and the Sharjah Airport Authority
It crashed about 11:40 am local time
in an open area about two miles from
the air field but no one on the ground
was injured, he added
Three victims arrived at al-Qasimi
hospital in Sharjah, two of them
in critical condition and the third
listed as stable, according to
WAM, the official news agency of
the Emirates.
The plane was arriving from the
Iranian island of Kish. Previous
reports incorrectly said the aircraft
crashed on takeoff.
Missing Russian presidential
candidate located, staff says
MOSCOW (AP) - The Russian
presidential candidate, missing
since last week, has been located
in neighboring Ukraine and will
return to Russia Tuesday night, a
campaign staffer said.
Ivan Rybkin, a critic of President
Vladimir Putin who has been
supported by one of the president's
most outspoken foes, self-exiled
tycoon Boris Berezovsky, had
been missing since late Thursday,
after being dropped off outside
his Moscow home, according to his
wife and campaign staffers.
A campaign staffer who gave her
name only as Maria confirmed a
Russian media report that Rybkin
had been found and was to return
lo Moscow on a flighl Tuesday night.
His wife, Albina. said she could not
immediately confirm the report.
She and Rybkin staffers filed a
missing-person report on the 57-
year-old on Sunday, the day after
his candidacy for the March 14
presidential election was approved
by the Central Election Commission
Semester's first career fairs begin
Employers from over 60
companies will attend
Student Professional Devel-
opment is giving students an
opportunity to attend some of
its first spring career fairs this
Three different career fairs will
be held in the next two-weeks
from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The Construction Manage-
ment and Industrial Technology
Career Fair will be held Today in
the Willis liuilding.
Susan Martin, assistant
vice chancellor for academic
affairs for Student Professional
Development said there would
be .12 companies attending the
The Nursing and Allied
Health Career fair will lake-
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on 10 new faculty Griffon said.
(iriffen said she believes
the increase in student com-
munication majors is due to the
increase of technology in society
as a whole.
Children grow up on com-
puters and video cameras, she
said, and when they come to
school, the interest carries into
a field such as broadcasting.
Sophomore Emily Waite
said she chose to major in
communication because she
loves to interact with people.
"I can't have a job where
I work by myself with numbers
or something a; a desk with
no one to talk to said Waite.
Space is an issue for the
growing school. Renovations
in Flannagan and Rivers
buildings caused a shortage
in i lassrooms that were once
Based on class size,
a communication student could
find their class in an auditorium
in loyner I ast or a small room
surrounded by off ires in Rags-
"It will get belter because
obviously those buildings will
complete their renovations,
and students that are normally
in there will begin to occupy
those classrooms (Iriffen said.
New technologies will also
be needed to accommodate the
rising number of students. (Iriffen
said new computers will he
available in labs soon.
Curriculum will not change,
however. This is only the second
year these particular classes
have been taught and the
si hoot chooses not to modify.
Still, (Iriffen said faculty Is
always considering new elective.
Currently, the school is
searching for a new director
who will begin working at the
start of the fall 2004 semester,
(iriffen said.
Griffen said she believes
the School of Communication
will continue to grow, change
and improve as more students
declare majors in communication
fields and new faculty Is hired.
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WZ.MB is for lovers
is sponsoring
two special
Valentine's Day
contests with lots
of prizes and
Worst Pick-Up Line Contest
Thursday 1-2 p.m.
Wright Place Dining Area
Worst Love Poem Contest
Thursday 7-8 p.m.
Mendenhall Dining Area
Anyone can participate.
Bring a poem or pick-up line
or take a chance at being
picked as a judge. Either way,
you don 7 xuant to miss this
because lone is in the air!

Snow Hill Primary implements dual language program
'Las Puentes'builds
bridges for Hispanics
Editor's Note: The version of
this story that ran in the Feb. 10
edition was incorrectly formatted;
therefore, we have re-run the story
in its entirety.
Snow Hill Primary has
established a dual language
immersion program, the
first of its kind in rural east-
ern North Carolina to be
utilized by Kindergarten and
first grade Hispanic students
in the area.
In cooperation with the
ECU Geography Department,
Snow Hill is taking bold steps in
the ongoing challenge to offer
alternate learning opportunities
to Latino and Hispanic children
living within their district.
Under the new program,
Spanish-speaking students
will be able to learn from a
Spanish- speaking instructor,
while collaborating with peers
and participating in normal
Dubbed "Las Puentes
which is Spanish for bridges, the
program is the brainchild of Pat
MacNeill, director of instruction
and federal programs for Snow
Hill Primary School.
"The Greene County
Schools have been very pro-
gressive in watching cultural
changes in our communities
said MacNeill.
"We appreciate all the efforts
of Rebecca Torres and ECU
Rebecca Torres, associate
professor of geography at ECU
and Snow Hill parent, became
involved in the program when
she wrote a state grant to help
fund "Las Puentes
Torres was unavailable for
comment at press time.
"Las Puentes" requires an
application for admittance, and
the program runs for the entire
school day. One-half of the stu-
dents currently involved in the
program speak English as their
second language.
Camoosha Bell is a bilingual
graduate student in international
relations and a Spanish tutor for
the modified program at ECU.
"The earlier people can learn
a foreign language, the better
said Bell.
"I feel that programs like Las
Puentes should be a federally
mandated part of the education
system. It would not only be
advantageous to the individual
but to society as a whole
Snow Hill, which sits in one
of the poorest counties in the
state, has a Hispanic population
of approximately 1,600, or 8 per-
cent of the overall population.
The majority of Spanish-
speaking inhabitants of Greene
County originate from Mexico.
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place Thursday, Feb. 12 in the
Belk Building and nearly 38
employers arc expected to attend
the fair.
The Science and Chem-
istry Career Fair will be held
this Friday on the third
floor of the Science and Tech-
nology Building, but only nine
employers will be attending the
"There is always an oppor-
tunity that they students will
be hired from a career fair,
but it's also an opportunity
to network said Martin.
"It's an opportunity to
practice your infomercial
Introduction and to interact
with employers so that you
begin to feel comfortable
This week's career fairs arc-
free and open to all students.
Martin said that students
should remember to come
to the events dressed
professionally with resumes in
This writer can be contacted at
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Contact Info
If you are Interested In more
Information on any of the three
career fairs this week, visit
John Kerry claims victory
in both Tennessee, Virginia
(KR'I�)�Sen. John Kerry of Mas-
sachusetts swept primaries in Vir-
ginia and Tennessee on Tuesday,
decisively defeati ng two Southern
rivals near their home turf and
all but assuring that he will be
the Democratic Party nominee
for president.
Kerry won easily in Virginia,
taking about 50 percent of the
vote, followed by Sen. John
Edwards of North Carolina with
26 percent and retired Army Gen.
Wesley (lark of Arkansas with 9
Kerry also breeed to victory
in Tennessee. With three-quar-
ters of the vote counted, he had
47 percent, Edwards 26 percent
and Clark 23 percent.
After finishing third in both
states, Clark decided to abandon
his presidential bid, a campaign
aide said late Tuesday night.
"General Clark has decided
to leave the race said Matt Ben-
nett, the Clark campaign's com-
munications director. "There was
tremendous momentum for John
Kerry and the mountain got too
steep to climb
Bennett said the decision
was a difficult one and that the
campaign opted to wait until
all the returns were in before
announcing the decision.
A formal announcement is
planned Wednesday in Little
Rock, Ark.
Kerry's victories, his first
in the South, gave him a new
jolt of momentum as he heads
into a showdown next week in
Wisconsin that could leave him
the acknowledged nominee of
his party.
He enters the coming week
having won five states in four
days and 12 of the 14 that have
voted so far. With Tuesday's
wins, he has shown political
strength in every region of the
country and among Democrats
from all demographic, economic
and racial groups.
More importantly, he
approaches next Tuesday's Wis-
consin primary without any
clear threat to his nomination.
card said Cook.
"If you are not a resident the
card will not work
Cook said a "public safety
person" stands at the front of
the entrance to residence halls
from 7 p.m. - 7 a.m. and keeps
records of everyone entering the
Each person, student
or not, is required to show some
form of Identification and It is
documented upon arrival and
"They take a record of every-
one who comes in if there's
a problem, they have a record
Cook said.
There is also a 24-hour
front desk at each residence hall
that watches for people sneak-
ing in behind other residents,
Cook said.
Gillian Haux, freshman
nursing major, said she would
feel more secure if ECU provided
a similar system.
According to Aaron Lucier,
assistant director for technology
and interim associate director
for Campus Living, the overall
safety in residence halls has
not become a rising concern,
despite the recent rape in White
"Safety and security has
always been a concern in resi-
dence halls, and I wouldn't say
this year has been particularly
more of a concern said Lucier.
Amy Davis said she would
like to remind students that
everyone is susceptible to crime
and they should always be con-
cerned about their personal
"1 think, mostly, when stu-
dents come on campus, they
think they are immune to crime,
until at least they have been vic-
timized, and then that's like an
eye opener Davis said.
Lucier said the rape could
make residence hall students
more aware of their own safety.
"Incidents like this serve as a
wake up call for most of the com-
munity and the staff to double
their efforts in trying to keep the
buildings secure Lucier said.
"It the rape is a serious
incident, and it concerns us,
and 1 hope it concerns resi-
dents in a way that it makes
them more aware of their
environment, makes them feel
a little more responsible in
maintaining the security as a
community member
Kristen Tucker, senior lamilv
and community services major
and an RA of Slay and Umstead
Halls, said she has definitely
become more cautious after the
rape occurred, and she feels other
RA's have as well.
Lucier said the univer-
sity takes several measures to
ensure safety in residence halls,
including educating stu-
dents on ways to create safe
The university can lock
doors and have staff members
complete rounds, hut residents
need to take responsibility as
well in ensuring their own
Building security is a joint
effort between the community
and the university, Lucier said.
Lucier said the construction
taking place on campus does
reduce the security of students.
"They construction sites
tend to create boxed-in areas
- they tend to create areas
where students cannot see
as clearly as we would like, and
so that's why we try to add the
additional lighting and deal
with concerns when they arise
Lucier said.
"The fact is those construc-
tion areas are always a concern
when talking about safety, and
what we try to do when we see
problems we try to add lighting
when appropriate, we try to
create fencing
Lucier said the new construc-
tion jobs taking place would
create a safer environment with
more open walkways and better
lighting when finished.
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growing demographic in the
nation as well as in rural eastern
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Our View
no one is ever
perfect, and
those prob-
lem areas
that you
glare at in
the mirror are
things every
person knows
all too well.
Watching the Grammy's Sunday night, you
couldn't miss it - perfect bodies. Bodies that
have sucked, tucked and stuffed their way into
America's perception of perfection.
Just about everyone has a part of their body
that they have designated a "problem area
and every year millions of Americans go under
the knife in an attempt to repair the so-called
The question is would you choose
plastic surgery if given the option?
Society has warped the human mind into
thinking that we should all resemble the pic-
ture perfect models that look out at us from
magazine stands.
Cosmetic surgery is a radical attempt to help
get that guy from class to notice you or to get
the girt that lives around the comer to go out
on a date with you.
In our opinion, no one should change, espe-
cially physically, for anyone else.
Would you really want to appease someone
who probably feels equally as insecure about
some part of his or her own body?
And those celebrities everyone thinks are per-
fect, have spent millions for their look. They all
have the money to get that makeup artist and
fashion designer to pick out and cover those
little imperfections that we never see on the
covers of our favorite magazines.
Not to mention, studies that show people who
undergo plastic surgery once are more likely to
do It again, which is definitely true for celebrities
like Michael Jackson, wtiose view of himself
has caused him to make a habit out of going
under the knife.
Fortunately, no one is ever perfect, and those
problem areas that you glare at in the mirror are
things every person knows all too well.
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Opinions In Brief
Bring em' back
Let's all hope the Carolina
Panthers management brings back
the necessary players for another
playoff run next year.
The last two years, the Super
Bowl loser hasn't made it to the
playoffs the following year. Caro-
lina should sign both Head Coach
John Fox and wide receiver Steve
Smith to long-term deals.
This is the only way Carolina
will continue to have the fan sup-
port seen this past year. In 1996,
when Carolina went to the NFC
championship game, the team
was dismantled the following
Hopefully, the guys in charge
will take care of business.
Williams' frustration
Roy Williams is frustrated, I
guarantee it. North Carolina is
playing the most inconsistent
ball of maybe any team in the
They lost to Florida State,
and then the Heels go on to wax
Virginia and beat NCSU. Next
Carolina loses to Clemson, the
absolute worst team in the con-
ference, then plays great against
Duke in a two point OT loss and
goes on to beat Wake Forest last
They have the most talented
individual starting five in the
country and yet they can't get
consistent play out of more than
two of them. Coach Williams is
dying to get some of his hard
working, tough, humble team
players in the program.
And until Williams and
UNC get a strut of toughness
and suck it up out there on the
court, they'll be mince meat
come March.
Is Valentine's Day a
real holiday?
What's the purpose of
Valentine's Day?
Tome it's just another day
a day that's supposed to be for
celebrating feelings of love. But
truly it's another day for people
to spend money on each other
and exchange meaningless gifts
- which will be forgotten in less
than two weeks. Most people wait
until Valentine's Day to say or do
something special for someone
else. Whether It's romantic or
not, the things that will be said
and done just for the sake of it
being Valentine's Day probably
will not be repeated until next
year on Valentine's Day.
Too old to drive
I think that once drivers reach
a certain age, they need to hand
their license in.
F.lderly drivers aren't safe just
as a driver who's too young is not
safe. Some elderly drivers begin
to lose vision, have heart prob-
lems, and other health problems
that could cause them to wreck
or be unsafe for other drivers on
the road.
I was going down the road
yesterday and had to brake from
55MPHto25MPH. I thought the
person may be turning, but no,
he was driving 25 MI'H or slower.
There was no where to pass so 1 had
to stay behind the erson. The hard
thing to determine is at what age
should you lose your license?
Government could set an
age limit like they set a begin-
ning driver's age. Or they could
set an age and give the elderly a
restricted license. My experience
with elderly drivers has not been
good. But then again, I wish all
drivers drove like me!
Make them hear you!
In less than a year, the
students of ECU will have a
chance to participate in one of
the greatest privileges that this
country bequeaths unto its
Americans will be given a
chance to vote for the president.
Not only that, students will be
given a chance to vote for or against
local politicians running for elec-
tion or re-election.
Too many people complain
about issues affecting them on
campus and around town. This
will be a chance to do something
pro-active about it.
We all have to realize that
there is no greater voice in the
country than one articulated in
the voting booth. We should all
start to read up on the national,
local and regional issues in the
country, county and this region
of the state.
This may not be where you
were born, but it's where we live.
We should have a say in how it's
governed and we do!
None of us got into school
without being able to read, so
let's put our literacy to work and
educate ourselves on what people
actually stand for and not just
look at what party banner flies
behind them on their election
Young voters have been
ignored by politicians for years
because most assume we don't
know or don't care about the world
around us. Don't prove them right
this year.
ECU's money woes
ECU plans to build an
intramural structure costing mil-
lions of dollars, which will suppos-
edly be the largest in the nation.
The first question that comes to
mind: Where are we getting this
money? �
Tuition, of course.
The structure won't be finished
for years, which means a lot of us
won't ever get to see the building
we funded. This is unfair.
Just because ECU doesn't
really stand out academically
in North Carolina doesn't mean
some giant building will do the
Why not use the money to
hire more teachers? Why is this
university so concerned with
buildings lately?
In My Opinion
Fear not, life can be cell-free
(KR'I)�After the dot-com bust
came the cell-phone boom, and it
hasn't stopped ringing.
(.ells are a mixed blessing, espe-
cially when that nifty $59-a-month
plan mushrooms, unexpectedly,
into a $159 bill. Certainly it says
something about our culture and
economy that cable TV and wire-
less phone companies are locked
in a death match to see which can
produce the highest monthly bill.
The price of electricity and anti-
quated landlines is chump change
by comparison.
Fear is the wireless provider's
greatest promotional tool, espe-
cially since Columbine and Sept.
II. It's a gadget for the anxious.
Many users feel unmoored
when they leave the house without
one, despite having survived much
of their life incommunicado IS they
strolled the grocery or drove Main
Street. It's as if the chance of a flat
tin or worse, is increased exponen-
tially by the phone's absence.
The underlying message is "no
cell phone equals bad things It's
like going out without a wallet or
pants. This is marketing at Its most
brilliantly devious.
There are second-graders with
cell phones, though the kids are
virtually never without adult
supervision. I know a 10-year-old
with a cell phone and a Palm Pilot,
the better to book play dates and
bath time.
Teen-agers have become the
greatest beneficiary of the fear
industry. At the end of 2002,
according to one major study, half
were packing cells. I suspect that
number is way higher now, consid-
ering the angst teen-agers inspire in
many parents.
For adolescent users, cell
phones are both freedom and
wireless umbilical cords. The tech-
nology has allowed them to be
more mobile, though there's no
evidence they've become inde-
pendent. (In the contrary, It's
turned them into toddlers.
The chauffeur, that being a
parent, is a seed-dial away. So
is the chef, which would also be
the parent, as well as the bank
and that bounty-hunter for all
things missing.
Honestly, if you tookall those
cell phones away, teen-agers
would have to do some things
themselves, like walk.
Or show up when they said
they would.
And woe to the parent foolish
enough to believe that a cell helps
her keep tabs on her offspring.
When a child calls on his Nokia
to tell you he's arrived home
from school, it's time to place a
discreet follow-up call on the
house line.
Cell phones haven't made
people more efficient. They've
increased tardiness and irre-
sx visibility, according to another
study. They've fostered selective
information-sharing, bringing
missed the last bus" stories Into
the 21st century.
Since the cell phone, eople
are ringing up the same individu-
als more frequently to have less
substantial conversations at a
conspicuously higher cost. We're
reaching out to annoy someone.
In the last month, I've
noticed people on the phone
while exercising at the gym,
taking a (supposedly) pastoral
walk in the woods and - though
I didn't actually see it - in bath-
room stalls. People either loathe
downtime without a voice in
their ear or they worry they'll
lose out if they're not an annoy-
ing ring away.
that, or they simply can't
shut up.
In My Opinion
American's should say 1 don't'
to Bush's marriage proposal
(KRT)�Last month, President
Bush used the State of the Union to
Comment on the state of our unions
- our marital unions.
Bush's address included a call
for "our nation to defend the sanc-
tity of marriage and the adminis-
tration is proposing a $1.5 billion
initiative that would help build
the interpersonal skills required
for successful marriages, especially
among the poor.
Strong marriages are a worthy
goal and a key ingredient to a
healthy society. But at a time
when our budget is spilling red ink
to the tune of $500 billion, when
our schools are strapped for cash,
our states are going broke, 43 mil-
lion people have no health insur-
ance, and we are committed to the
multibillion dollar reconstruction
of Iraqi society, is this the best way
to spend federal dollars?
Surely we can rely on extended
families, communities and clergy
to help couples keep their rela-
tionships strong. Note the irony.
Aren't Republicans small-govern-
ment purists? Only, apparently,
when it comes to protecting the
wealthy and ignoring corporate
excess. When the subject is our
bedrooms and our most personal
affairs, Republicans champion
the most intrusive government
In describing the marriage
initiative, Assistant Secretary of
Health and Human Services Wade
I lorn told the New York Times last
week: "We want to help couples
manage conflict in healthy ways.
We know how to teach problem-
solving, negotiation and listening
Maylte Horn should be passing
along those skills to his administra-
tion's foreign policy team, whose
idea of healthy conflict manage-
ment is the unprovoked invasion of
a sovereign nation. An administra-
tion that can't even make nice with
some of our most faithful allies is
now telling us how to conduct our
personal relationships.
At the heart of conservative
doctrine is the belief that, if you
are poor, there is something
wrong with you. If you are down
on your luck, it must be because
your lifestyle does not meet their
standard of what is traditional or
mainstream. No amount of men-
toring or conflict management
could have saved my marriage to
a man who left me alone and des-
titute at the age of 29, with three
young children to raise.
W hat 1 needed at that desperate
moment in my life was not right-
wing moralizing, but the social
safety net - the very social safety
net conservatives seem deter-
mined to tear down. Although I
was employed, I needed public
assistance to make ends meet, so
that I could provide my family with
life's basics - food, health insurance
and child care.
Only truly compassionate gov-
ernment policies helped me turn
my life around
We don't need government
marriage counseling; we need
good jobs with good benefits. We
need flexible workplaces, universal
health insurance, affordable child
care, safe after-school programs
and much more. We need a gov-
ernment that helps ease the pres-
sures on hard-working parents who
never seem to have enough time or
money to meet their obligations to
their families without compromis-
ing their jobs.

-M� fM OWft MM,
Features Editor
Assistant Features Editor
Did You Know?
-Singer Brandy (1979). actress Jennifer Aniston (1969) and singer
songwriter Sheryl Crow (1962) all call today their birthday
-This month is Library Lovers' Month
-Today is National Shut-In Visitation Day and Satisfied Staying Single
-On this day in 1990, Nelson Mandela was freed in South Africa after
being held as a political prisoner for 27 years.
The Student Union Films Committee presents Elephant today at 7 p.m
Thursday at 9:30 p.m Friday at 7 p.m. and midnight, Saturday at 9:30 p.m.
and Sunday at 7 p.m The Matrix Revolutions is showing today at 9:30 p.m
Thursday at 7 p.m. 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
the Hendrix Theatre. For more information, call 328-4700.
Open Mic Night
The Student Union Popular Entertainment Committee presents Open Mic
Night today from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. in the Pirate Underground.
Music Among Friends
The School of Music presents Music Among Friends: Yoram Youngerman,
viola; and pianist Paul Tardif present music by Joachim, Brahms and
Schumann today at 8 p.m in the A. J. Fletcher Recital Hall. Tickets are
Poetic Expressions
The Ledonia Wright Cultural Center presents Poetic Expressions:
Readings, Rhymes and Rhythm featuring Mona Daye on Thursday, Feb.
12 at 7:30 p.m. in the LWCC Gallery.
Music of Love and Courtship
The ECU Chamber Singers present It Music Be the Food of Love, Sing On!
Music of Love and Courtship conducted by Dan Bara on Thursday, Feb.
12 at 8 p.m. in the A. J. Fletcher Recital Hall. This event is free.
Jazz at Night
The Student Union presents Jazz at Night with the ECU Jazz Ensemble
on Friday, Feb. 13 at 8 p.m. in the MSC Great Room. Tickets are $5 for
the general public and free for students. Pick up tickets at the Central
Ticket Office
Top Fives
Top live albums
Kamikaze, Twista
2. SpeakerboxxxThe Love Below, OutKast
3. The Very Best of Sheryl Crow, Sheryl Crow
4. Fallen, Evanescence
5. Soulful, Ruben Studdard
Top five singles
1. "The Way You Move OutKast
2. "Slow Jams Twista featuring Kanye West &
Jamie Foxx
3. "Hey Ya OutKast
4. "Yeah Usher featuring Lil John & Ludacris
5. "You Don't Know My Name Alicia Keys
Top five movies
1. Barbershop 2: Back In Business
2. Miracle
3 You Got Served
4 Along Came Polly
5 The Butterfly Effect
Top five DVDs
1 Once Upon a Time in Mexico
2. Out of Time
3. Open Range
4 Cabin Fever
5 American Wedding
Top five books
1 The South Beach Diet, Arthur Agatston Rodale
2. The DaVinci Code, Dan Brown
3 The South Beach Diet Good Fats and Good Cams
Guide, Arthur Agastston Rodale
4 Angels and Demons, Dan Brown
5. The Ultimate Weight Solution Food Guide, Phillip
C. McGraw
Top five TV shows
1. "Super Bowl XXXVIII CBS
2. "Super Bowl Postgame CBS
3. "Survivor: All-star Premiere CBS
4. "American Idol" - Tuesday, FOX
5. "American Idol" - Wednesday, FOX
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The Tiny Art Show, an exhibit featuring artwork no larger than a 5-by-7 photograph, opens Friday, Feb. 15
Emerge Gallery offers
Tiny Art Show exhibit
Emerge, Greenville's hottest
art gallery located at 404 S. Evans
St is challenging the Greenville
community to think tiny - tiny
art, that is.
the 3rd Annual Tiny Art
show, beginning Friday, Feb. 13
with a reception kick-off, will
display artwork no larger than
a S-by-7 photograph and no limit
to how "tiny
The show is held as a fund-
raiser for the gallery, a non-profit
organization. Artists have either
chosen to keep SO percent or
donate 100 percent of the prof-
its to Emerge. All submissions
are accepted and artists are
allowed to enter 20 pieces maxi-
mum in the show.
"We get no finaiu ial support
from the university, city or state,
so basically we survive off of
fundraisers like this, member-
ships, sales and grants said
Holly Garriott, Emerge Gallery
"Every little bit helps
Shows like this are not only
what keeps the gallery up and
running, but also the idea for the
gallery's creation. This student-
run facility was established to
allow an opportunity for both
the community and university
to see real art and the process
of displaying art.
This show has become a
favorite for many because of its
wide range of entries and accep-
tance into the exhibit. This is
not a contest but a chance for
anyone to be involved.
"The Tiny Art Show) allows
a wide majority of people par-
ticipation, but it questions what
art is and who can make art
(jarriott said.
In the past, the gallery has
had many participants including
works from professional artists,
professors, students, children
and community members.
"Everyone can enter, regard-
less of age or artistic ability.
East year we had a one-year-old
participate Garriott said.
All have natural art abil-
ity and are able to display it in
a non-competitive atmosphere.
This year will be no exception.
"We are all excited here at the
gallery because the show is fun
and it involves the community
said Kelly Kye, junior art major
and ART 4000 student behind
the show.
The Art 4000 class is an
internship through the gallery
offered to all majors. The course
teaches the student aspects
of exhibition installation and

Event Information
The Third Annual Tiny Art Show at Emerge Gallery
Location: 404 S. Evans Street
Reception Friday Feb. 13 from 6p.m. - 9 p.m.
Gallery Is open Tuesday - Saturday from 11 ajn. - 6 p,m.
Show runs Feb.13 - Feb. 27
Admission is free, donations accepted
Artwork on sale for $5-$10
For more information, call 551-6497.
gallery management. This
particular show, as with many
others, was created by the ART
4000 class two years ago. It has
been an annual event ever
The reception on Friday, Feb.
13 will be from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
and will be an opportunity for
the public to view and purchase
will be served.
Thisii not thevyrriy'Bpf�ttrroLi'
nity for anyone to see the exhibit
or buy entries. The exhibit will be
on display Feb. 13-27. Emerge
Gallery is open Tuesday through
Saturday from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
The gallery gives those who
wish a chance to display some-
thing they can be proud of using
their own imagination.
"We might have a really
well-crafted painting next to
a crumbled up piece of paper
said Garriott.
The exhibit allows anything
"tiny" to be represented in its
own artistic fashion.
"The Tiny Art Show sounds
like a (ieat idea. Working with
a smaller size forces.tre, rtist
WStepwtitsldie of their comfort
zone and really create some neat
stuff said Clay Nelms, junior
musical theatre major.
This writer con be contacted at
New Subway hopes to add beer to menu
The Subway on Tenth Street hopes to add beer to its menu
Store to serve alcohol
with health food
The new Subway in Green-
ville, located on 3120 E. 10th
St may be unlike any other on
the East coast. Owner Ashley
Bleau wants the new Subway
to be one of the first to have
beer on the menu.
While still under debate,
corporate reportedly isn't giving
the green light because beer
conflicts with the image Subway
is currently conveying.
Bleau is a 2000 graduate
of ECU who owns seven other
Subway franchises in North
Carolina, and he plans to have
as many as two in Greenville.
When you think of
Subway, the image of Jarcd
Eogglc instantly pops into the
mind. The public is familiar
with Eoggle's loss of 245 lbs.
by eating only Subway
sandwiches for a year.
Subway is seen as a healthy
alternative to competing fast-
food chains. They are now
advocating their two new Atkins
Friendly Wraps, which have
11 grams of carbohydrates or
Subway aims to have fresh
foods that are tasty and nutri-
tious, endlessly advertising
their seven subs with six grams
of fat or less. This image may
prevent beer from ever being
served at the new Subway here
in Greenville.
The sale of beer could
threaten the reputation and
credibility of Subway as a
franchise. Beer isn't exactly in
accordance with health since
regular beers have between 90
and 200 calories.
"1 would think that Subway
would want to serve beer to get
business from college students.
But Subway is on this big health
kick with the Jared diet and now
serving Atkins. Maybe they want
more business from people who
aren't watching their weight,
but beer is definitely not a part
of a healthy diet. It totally con-
tradicts the message that the
Subway franchise is sending out
said Erin Brothers, senior nursing
and exercise sports major.
The decision whether to
market beer is still under consid-
eration, because the corporation
realizes how much money can be
made serving beer in close prox-
imity to a large campus.
"I wouldn't go to the new
Subway specifically for beer but
it probably would help the own-
er's business since it is right by
Pirate's Cove and Sterling Manor.
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Former Weekend Excursion member goes solo
ECU graduate returns
to perform downtown
Weekend Excursion has
been one of the most popu-
lar independent bands in the
southeast, winning fans over
show by show. Their pop-rock
sound, lively shows and various
cover songs, such as "Uockin'
In the Free World "Bombs
over Baghdad" and "Johnny B.
Goode"arcwhy their success is so
great, even without radio play or
many publicity opportunities.
Their time together as a
band has ended and Weekend
Excursion is breaking up.
"The band has done
enough, and it's a common wish
to stop while we're still having
fun said Sam Fisher, lead singir
of Weekend Excursion.
Fisher, a former ECU student, ,
is now starting a solo career
after being with the band for
several years. He spent a lot of
time )laying tennis for ECU
and thought he wanted to play
professionally. Meanwhile,
Fisher began to play guitar. His
lirst show was an "open mic"
at the Firehouse Tavern, in
Greenville about 10 years ago.
Upon graduating, he worked
at Wachovia Bank, while still
performing in a band. Unin-
spired by banking, he tried
to gain success by going solo
full time. At one of his shows,
Fisher was introduced to Jeff
Foxworth and Chris Grocfa
of Weekend Excursion. They
asked if he would be interested
in replacing their former lead
singer. Fisher auditioned and
weeks later he was performing
in front of hundreds.
Weekend Excursion became
popular throughout the south-
east, producing five albums and
selling 30,000 albums indepen-

Event Info
Who: Sam Fisher of Weekend
Where: Wrong Way Corrtgan's
When: Friday, Feb. 13 at 11 p.m.
Tickets: $5 lover 21) and $8 (18
- 21-years-old)
For more Information on Fisher,
dently, by touring as much as
Sam Fisher's new solo CD,
Who Arc You?, Is a blend of hard
and soft rock, soul and folk that
can interest all kinds of listeners.
I'ishor said he plans to "explore
new styles and rhythms, but
keep the appeal to mainstream
"In the last two months Sam
has distributed more than 1,000
copies of his latest album.
He has gotten positive feed-
back from venues, artists and
fans about his new material
said Fisher's Manager, Brian
see FISHER page A6

lAu A6
2 11 04
from page A5
Butl guess tt's what ever makes
him happy or provides better
business said Pamela Decent,
junior physical fitness ;i ajor.
Subway has been around
since 1965 when I red IKIuca.
a 17 year-old college fresh-
man, became founder. The first
Subway was called Pete's Super
Submarine. There are more
than 17,500 Subway franchises in
71 countries.
The target market lor
Subway includes adults between
the ages of IK and 14 who eat
quick meals and are look-
ing for better tasting, healthy
options, ibis age bracket nay
help the new Subway in
Greenville receive beer mi the
The new Subway is open
from 10 a.m. - 11 p.m. Monday
through Saturday and from 10
a.m. - 10 p m. on Sunday. This
Subway also takes credit cards
lor payment. The new Subway
is the first in the area to have
S the chain's new Tuscany look.
This writer can be contacted at
Michael Pitt stars in the racy new movie, The Dreamers.
'Dawson's Creek' star
bares all in NC-17 film
about to see a lot ol "Dawson's
Creek" darling Michael I'itt. So
much so that his new film, The
Dreamery earned an N( -17 rating
due to its nudity and sex.
lint though he has gone from
TV heartthrob to Brooklyn's
movie-sex poster boy. the 22-
year-old former panhandler is
not exactly living a celluloid
"1 don't have a boiler in my
apartment and it'sheen cold this
winter confesses I'itt, who has
been sick for weeks.
Sniffling in a booth in flat-
bush Avenue's iheesciakc mecca
Junior's, just up the street I mm
where he lives, I'itt grins before
wiping Russian salad dressing off
his lip with his thumb. "I have
a space beater that I use in my
room when I sleep and when I
wake up I have to run with it
to heat up the bathroom
Tve done the w inter without
heat when I first came to New
York he savs, referring to days
of bumming change in limes
Square after he ran away from
his home in West Orange, N.J
at age 16.
"Now it's like, I'm making
some money, I should have some
heat. Urn, right
TheDmiHtn, directed bj Hal
Ian maestro Bernardo Bertoluct i
it tist ftmjD in Parts), will leave
audiences hot and bothered -or
hot under the collar. It's the first
NC-17 movie released in more
than six years.
"In America, (doingfull nude
scenes) can be a risky thing.
looked upon as not work but just
something obscene says I'itt.
who bares the lull monty and
performs skln-tlmate acts as an
Anicnc an seduced by two siblings
during the 1968 Paris riots.
"You can stick a gun down a
guy's throat and blow his head
off and get an R rating, but you
can't show sex.
I think it's basically the
Insecurity of the gus at tin-
studio, a bunch of old men who
feel uncomfortable if they see" a
young guy without clothes.
I hat doesn't mean Pitt (no
relation to Brad) found stripping
down for his role a breeze while
on location in Paris.
"I was the big prude says I'itt
with an embarrassed grin, speak-
ing in his slow murmur. "I'm not
going to pretend that I don't get
"Before our first nude scene,
(French co-star) Louts (Garret)
stripped naked and ran through
every room si reaming. It loos-
ened everybody up.
"Pretty much the only person
who was left uncomfortable was
Considering what Pitt has
lived through, it's a surprise that
anything taes him.
A troubled childhood led to
therapy at age l) and special ed
i lasses early on.
"I got all of those labels:
dyslexia, perceptually impaired,
all ol the good eX uses Pitt
ret .ills
Disgust i reeps into his voice
as he remembers the big public
schools where "no one knows
your name and the teachers donl
c .ire and you don't really have to
go il Mm don't want to
Pitt was kicked out of three
high schools and had the drug
Spei ial K pumped from his stom-
ach at IS,
He fled to New York a
"I think I bad a fourth-grade
reading level when I left high
school says I'itt, who claims be
still "is no Einstein
lie can't use a computer and
uses phonetic spelling when he
from page A5
"Mis willingness and
determination to push him-
self as an artist will continue
to payoff. Sam believes in
constantly giving back to
his fan base h playing 15 - 20
shows a month and distributing
copies of his latest material to
concert-goers, lie has plans
ol not only reaching his
national fan base, but inter-
national fans, there are plans
in the works for a European
tour in the summer of
this year Showalter said.
The new album, Who Arc
You? will be released in March
and will touch on deeper
subjects, such as sexuality and
racism, showing a more mature,
complex side ol fisher not
normally seen with Weekend
As lor the rest ol the band,
they are "excited to have a
breather and a chance to
maintain a personal life lisher
Two ol the band members
have recently gotten married
and the drummer will continue
playing lor another band.
"I have been listening
to them since I was 17, and
it's sad that they .ire breaking
up, but il it is going to be better
for him, then more power to him
said Brooke Moore, psychology
graduate student.
Mans Ijus from Weekend
Excursion will stiil support and
enjov Fisher's music, although
a band break-up is always a
disappointment. He has to gain
popularity all over again with a
new name and sound.
"Greenville is when- I started
and now I get to come back to
start again iishc-r said.
fisher will he playing at 11 on Friday, Feb. 13 at Wrong
Way Corrlgan's.
It will be one ol his lirst solo
shows since the band's break-
Ihis writer can be contacted at
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Ibis week, I has e to agree with Simon - for the most
part, the contestants were boring.
Fantasia Barrino stole the show, proving to the
judges that her voice lias more soul than Macy dray's
ever will Expect leiinifcr Hudson, the "leather nurse
to join Barrino as the first two contestants to make it to
the final 10.
11, m.uahlc mentions go to Katie Webber's jazz renden-
tion and Ashley Thomas' version ol "Crazy
I he men on the' show wen' particularly bland. Mat-
thew Mclgei's version ol "Walking in Memphis" was
painiuih average - don't count on him. Marque Lynche
oi I rskim WalCOtl to make it to the linals.
Last night, Katie Webber turned in quite a perfor-
mance of the kong "Orange Colored Skv Hie UtZZ tune
really did a great jobol accenting her vocals and display-
ing her knack lor the stage. Not to mention that she has
a great body to go with great ocals.
lennlrei Hudson's Imagine while not bad, was sub-
standard comparatively to the rest of the performers.
While her voice was sensational, her wardrobe needs to
be completely overhauled - her clothes are louder than
her vocals. Malt Melgers "Walking in Memphis" was
also not stellar (but lar better than l.onestar's), but his
camera presence should carry him into the next round.
I he worst thing about last night's performance is that
only two contestants will move on. I'm not sure if the judges
chose talented singers to perform first, or if last night's per-
formances are a testament to the enormous latent we are in
for this season.
Idol judge all the contestants chose
sa le m nigs, and I agree. I lowever, I rom a contestant standpoint,
I'm not sure il that wasa bad thing. When you know you're up
against seven Other worthy competitors, you should choose a
song that complements your voice.
I think tonight's top performers were 16-year-old Diana
DeGarmo of Snellville, GA and 19-year-old fantasia Barrino
of High Point, NC Their performances were great, and their
voices were powerful I can see either one of these ladles going
on become America's next Idol.
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Swiss Ball Training
Swiss ball training is a 90 minute practical training lab featuring exercises for
the Swiss ball or "stability ball a dynamic exercise tool Working with the
Swiss ball Is perfect tor abslow back, and can challenge all major muscle
groups of the upper and lower extremities Registration ends today
Indoor Soccer Team Regular Meeting
A meeting will be held for those interested in intramural indoor soccer
registration on Monday, Feb 16 The meeting takes place at 5 p.m. in MSC
Multi-purpose room.
Indoor Soccer Officials Meeting
A meeting for intramural indoor soccer officials will be held Monday, Feb
16, at 9 p m in SRC 202 This meeting is for anyone interested in being an
indoor soccer official this spring
Adventure Program
The ECU Adventure Program has three trips in the works for February
Backpacking trip
Participants will go to Croatan National Forest. Feb 21-22. Register by
Friday, Feb 13 Pre-trip meeting is Tuesday, Feb, 17
Sea Kayaking
The adventure program will be going to Goose Creek for kayaking. Register
by Friday, Feb 13. Pre-trip meeting is Wednesday. Feb. 18
Rock Climbing
Interested parlies will be taking a trip to Pilot Mountain Feb. 22. Harnesses
and gear will be provided for free Friday, Feb. 13. Pre-trip meeting is
Tuesday. Feb. 17
For more Information on any o) the above programs call 328-8387.
Sports Briefs
Tax payers can sue NFL
A federal judge ruled that a taxpayer can pursue a lawsuit alleging that the
NFL has illegally used its clout to "extort- new stadiums from cities. U.S.
District Judge S Arthur Spiegel rejected the league's arguments that there
was no legal standing for the case, which is based on how the Cincinnati
Bengals got their new stadium Lawyers for taxpayer Carrie Davis now can
try to get financial records and other private information from the league as
they prepare for trial, something the NFL has strongly resisted in previous
antitrust cases
Wyche returns to the NFL
Sam Wyche is returning to the NFL as the quarterbacks coach for the Buffalo
Bills Wyche spent 1984-91 as head coach of the Bengals, a stretch in which
he twice led Cincinnati to the playoffs and took the team to the Super Bowl
after the 1988 season He coached the Buccaneers from 1992-95 before
entering television broadcasting
Jockey dies from injuries
Michael Rowland, a lockey with nearly 4.000 victories, died from injuries
sustained in a spill at Turfway Park last week He was 41 Rowland died
at University Hospital in Cincinnati, hospital spokeswoman Pat Samson
said The fall occurred Wednesday when Rowland was unseated after his
mount, World Trade, broke a front leg and collapsed on the first turn of a
$13,900 claiming race The horse collided with two other horses, injuring
the other two riders
Sixers fire coach Avers
Randy Ayers was fired by the struggling Philadelphia 76ers during his first
season as their coach, two team sources told the Associated Press on
Tuesday Assistant Chris Ford will be promoted, according to one of the
sources, who both spoke on condition of anonymity The 76ers announced
they would have a news conference Tuesday afternoon, but they did not
say why
Team still playing for
spot in C-USA tourney
The Pirates have dropped
numerous heartbreakers in
Conference USA play that could
possibly have them In the middle
of the pack.
Saturday night's loss defi-
nitely falls in the "heartbreaker"
category as well. The Pirates were
just a few free throws away from
beating a very good Charlotte
team. BCU had a two-point
advantage until 49ers' Calvin
Clemmons slammed home
the game-tying basket as time
expired, sending the game into
overtime where the Pirates fell
short 96-90.
"We have been down this
road so many times before. There
are obviously no moral victories
in this game at all said Bill Her-
rion after the team's loss.
The Pirates now have to look
ahead to tonight's game against
another tough opponent in the
Memphis Tigers.
After starting the conference
season 0-2, the Tigers have been
on a tear as of late, ripping off
seven in a row in C-USA. Their
most impressive victory on the
schedule to date came against
the number six nationally ranked
Louisville Cardinals, 62-58.
The Pirates have to focur.
on Memphis freshman
sensation Sean Banks (16.1 PPG),
six games with 20 or more points,
and Senior Guard Antonio Burks
(16.3 PPG), who is shooting better
than 44 percent from behind the
arc on the season.
ECU'S main advantage may �
come on the inside, the Tigers
regular rotation does not match ff
up height wise with the likes �
of Moussa Badiane, who had a
see PREVIEW page A9 The Pirates face a Memphis team that has picked up a lot of momentum in recent weeks
Channel 99 proves
resourceful for fans
AP Men'sTo
1 Duke20-1
2 Stanford20-0
3 Saint Josephs20-0
4 Pittsburgh22-1
5 Connecticut19-3
6 Mississippi St.19-1
7 Gonzaga19-2
8 Kentucky16-3
9 Louisville17-3
10 Oklahoma St17-2
11 Texas16-3
12 Kansas15-4
13 Cincinnati16-3
14. North Carolina14-6
15 Georgia Tech17-5
16 Arizona14-6
17. Wisconsin15-4
18 Texas Tech17-5
19 Utah St19-1
20 Wake Forest13-6
21 N.C State14-5
22 Florida14-6
23 Southern Illinois 18-2
24 Providence15-5
25 South Carolina19-4
Station has grown
throughout years
Since joining Conference
USA in all sports in 2001, Minges
Coliseum has hosted some great
basketball games. After these
games, many students have
wanted to see them, or at least
have an opportunity to tape
them for their personal video
collection, 'I hanks to Channel
99, this isn't a problem lor Pirate
fans any longer.
Channel 99 replays all home
basketball and football games.
Did you miss the dramatic over-
time loss thispasi Saturday night
in Minges? If you did, you can
rind It on Channel 99
Channel 99 also plays the
Bill llerrion show, which is
dedicated to Pirate basketball.
The last episode featured an
interview with the voice of
the Pirates, Jell Charles, and
head coach Hill I lerrion. I he show
also had highlights of the Pirates
road game with Cincinnati, and
had a feature on the Minges
Most of Channel 99's success
and vision is thanks to the Direc-
torof Channel 99, Bryan Edge,
"Channel99taught tlievision
of the university because of the
sports programming said Edge.
"We want to reach out to the
entire university
Graduating soon Going to
miss watching the games?
Moving out of the area? Well,
thanks to Channel 99's website
anyone can view the network
from anywhere around the world.
The website has a live telecast of
Channel 99. Ibis gives many
people who live outside this area
a chance to see the games.
"A lot of people have
complimented me about this
feature Edge said. "It's very
convenient lor people outside of
While sports have propelled
Channel 99 to its current
success, it also has other types of
programming. NASA TV is aired
on the network, as well as ECU
press conferences. And then there
is that shot of students walking
Inside the Bate Building with
commentary, this is a program
called tlie Radio Reading Service.
This is tor blind people around the
area. The commentary is actually
a man reading The Daily Reflector
lor the blind. I IT-TV is a program
corning soon that will show work
out videos as well as cooking
shows. Channel 99's contrlbu-
lii mi to l,( II has been tremendous,
not only through athletics, but in
every aspect.
Originally started in the
mid 1990'S to help promote
the Brody School ol Medicine.
Channel 99 has grown to not
only a campus station, hut a
station the can be viewed on
Cox cable around Greenville.
Now uith ii showing replays
ot s)orls, there is no doubt Chan-
nel 99 is a great way to check
out what's going on at ECU.
This writer can be contacted at
Intramural basketball playoffs will begin in less than a week
Intramural basketball
season in full swing
Intense competition at
SRC, Christenbury
The intramural basketball
season has recently gotten
underway and things are start-
ing to heat up on the court as
teams are battling for playoff
In the current format, each
team is designated tour regular
season games to be played in a
two to three week span. A team
must win at least one game to
qualify for the playoffs that
begin Feb. 16.
According to Assistant I lirec-
tor of intramurals, Laura Triyo-
nls, there are nearly 100 teams
competing this year. Teams are
split into divisions according to
skill level and their affiliations
with ECU.
The divisions include frater-
nity purple andgold, men's purple
and gold, sorority, women's,
co-rec, and gradfacultystaff.
The largest division is the
men's purple league, which has
about M) to 40 teams.
Teams will not be seeded
according to regular season
records due to some problems in
the past with teams with identi-
cal records getting unfair draws
in the playoffs. Instead, teams
that qualify for the playoffs
must send a representative to
the student recreational center
on Wednesday to sign up for a
playoff time that is convenient
for their squad. Ibis eliminates
conflict on the basis that it allows
the teams to decide when they
will play.
With the regular season set
to end this weekend, Trivonis
is pleased with how things have
proceeded thus far.
"The season is Hearing an
end, and we have seen some
great basketball played up to
this point. We are excited about
the playoffs because there are a
lot ol good teams left, so it will
definitely be very competitive
Triyonls said.
This writer can he contacted at
Pirates can't seem to catch a break
Others receiving votes Syracuse 187 Memphis 71. Air Force 62, Seton Hall
55, Dayton 54. Oklahoma 46. Michigan St 42, LSU 41. Florida St. 40, Illinois
40 Charlotte 39. W Michigan 33, Vanderbilt 24, Hawaii 23. Marquette 14
Maryland 14, Kent St 12. UTEP 7 Creighton 5, Boston U 4, Vermont 2
ECU men fall in
another close game
Minges Coliseum became a
whistle test Saturday night.
A total of 66 fouls were called
between ECU and Charlotte. All
but five of LCU's players fouled
out; and one of those five had
four fouls. While the amount
of fouls called was a unique
take on the evening, that wasn't
even the half of it. This was the
greatest game I've ever seen at
Minges Coliseum.
the real game story was the
end ot regulation. K( .V is up two.
Charlotte has the ball and shoots
the three. KI.ANC. Senior Derek
Wiley grabs the rebound and is
fouled Immediately. Two tree
throws and this game is over.
Wiley steps up to the line. I In
lirst one rims out. Hey no prob-
lem right, we still got one more
Iree throw. With this shot, ECU
could forceharlotte to shoot t he
three. No good. The 49ers get the
At this point, I got
nervous. Charlotte hadn't played
well all night, but over the
years, they have hit big shots
when they needed them. I've
always heard that when you're
down two at home, you play for
the tie, but when you're down
two on the road, you play for
the win.
( harlotte head coach Bobby
UltZ seemed to agree.
Charlotte's three-point
sniper, Brendan Plavich hurls up
a three-point brick with about
seven seconds left in the game
and the rebound flies out to the
foul line Charlotte senior and
fellow three-point guru Demon
Brown grabs the rebound and
shoots while slill in the air - iron
At this point 1 thought ECU
had pulled it off.
Just as that enters my head,
it leaves rather quk kly. Calvin
lemmons, a reserve center for
the 49ers, only playing because
starting center Martin Iti
fouled out, runs straight to the
glass and slams home the Brown
miss - at the buzzer. Alter
celebration from one bench,
disbelief from the other, and
a review of the videotape, the
basket counted. ECU had a
haii oi a second left to puii of
a Christian Laettnei type play,
which didn't work.
After 4o minutes o
basketball. 16(1 points, and at this
point, about 60 louls later, the
game righl where it started
Dead even,
harlotte would take
advantage ol K I having some
players foul oui ami would take
the lead. few clutch free throws
�I live minutes lalei i
suffered its fifth loss bj less than
10 PintS '16-9(1, ,U,M.
coming In conference play.
It's really easy to blame the
loss on Derek Wiley.
After all, he makes only
oneol his two free throws and
(.lemmons'dunk is the coolest
see BASKETBALL page)

Women's soccer
four players sign
ECU'S women's soccer pro-
gram announced the signing
of four student-athletes Hut
will join the Pirates in 2004.
The class includes Jami llhkcr-
son (Roanoke Rapids, NO, Kat
Norris (Houston, lexas), Lindsey
lil.uio (Woodbridge, VA), and
I'atty I'ierce (Columbia, SO.
"Backs were a priority lor this
ctast as we graduate three starting
defenders said I lead (loach Rob
Donnenwirth. "We feel ail fourof
our Incoming freshmen are solid
defenders and are also versatile
enough to play other positions if
needed. What I like most is they
all come from Winning programs
that are well-coached and have
won state championships
Jam! Ii ktmiii
(Roanoke Rapids, NC)
Dtckerson has been a member
of the North Carolina Olympic
Development team from 1999-
2002. As a member of the CASL
Spartan F.lite (Raleigh) team,
coached by Pano Paschaloudis,
her teams won three state
championships and advanced
to the Region 111 finals in 2002.
Entering her senior high school
season this spring, Dickerson has
scored 130 goals for her Roanoke
Rapids U.S. Team coached by
Terry Irazier. Her 60 goals in her
junior campaign broke the stale
record for goals by a junior. For
this she was named the Northern
Carolina Conference Player of the
Year. She was also invited to the
NC State Games where her team
won the silver medal. Dickerson
is also in the National Honors
Society, a two-time scholar-ath-
lete, and is a member of the US
Achievement Academy.
Reason I chose the Pirates:
"I feel 1 U will be a good lit
lor me both academically and
athletically. I've known Coach
Donnenwirth lor several years
and I'm looking forward to
becoming part of his soccer pro-
gram as well as furthering my
study In exercise science
Coach Donneiiwirth's
"Jami is a tough competitor.
She is very versatile and can play
centrally or out wide in the back
or midfield. She has scored many
goals in high school but I feel it is
the intangible characteristics that
make her a special player
Kat Norris
(Houston, Texas)
Norris was a two-time
member ol the South Texas
Olympic Development Program.
She plays club soccer for the
( hallenge Soccer Club and under
the direction of Pat OTooie. One
of three original members of the
Challenge, her teams have com-
piled a 238-57-53 record, won
in state championships (both
fall and spring), two Region III
Championships, and placed ird
in the National Championships
through seven and a half years of
play. Hiiring this time her team
competed in 39 tournaments
winning 15 championships and
earning six finalist, nine semi-
finalist, and 2 quarterfinalist
trophies. An honor roll student
at Cy-Creek High School, her
adds new talent,
on during spring
from page A8
team voted her best defensive
player while being named first
team all-district.
Reason I chose the Pirates:
"I loved the coach, the team,
and the campus
Coach Donneiiwirth's
"Being part of the Challenge
Soccer Club, Kat has experienced
club soccer at the highest level.
She reads the game very well and
is very composed with the ball.
Her speed and quickness will help
her right away this level
I.iiulsey DiLuzlo
(Woodbridge, VA)
DILuzIo was a two-time
member of the Virginia Olym-
pic Development Program. She
is a starting defender for the
PWSI F.clipsc coached by Kab
Hakim. Her team was the Region
I Summer League and WAGS A
Flight Champion in 200.1. In
2002 they were the Virginia State
Cup runner-up while winning
the Raleigh Shootout Champi-
onship. An honor roll student at
Forest Park U.S she hasgarnered
1st team All-District, All Region
and All-Area Honorable mention
in 2003 (junior season) under
the direction of coach Dave Cre-
swell. In 2001 and 2002 she also
earned All-District and All-Area
Reason I chose the Pirates:
"I liked the variety of majors,
athletic opportunities, and the
location of the school
Coach Donneiiwirth's
"Lindsey can play centrally
or out wide in the back. She has
a very good tactical sense and
an excellent technical base. She-
is very good at striking the hall,
which will make her dangerous
on set pieces
Patty Pierce
(Columbia, SC.)
Pierce was a member of the
2002 and 2003 South Carolina
Olympic Development Program.
She plays lor the 200.1 South
Carolina State Cup Champion,
Greenville PC. Her team also
won the Orange Classic Millen-
nium Championship this past
December where she was voted
the Most Valuable Player of the
tournament. At A.C. Flora High
School, her team has won the
Region Championship in 2001
and 2002 under the guidance
ol Coach Pierre Pome. In High
School she has earned All-Region
in 2002 and 200:i, and Team
MVP, All-Area and All-State
in 2003. Pierce is a member of
the National Honor Society, MU
Alpha Theta, and Who's Who
Among High School Students.
Reason I chose the Pirates:
"I enjoyed the girls on the
team. ECU has a good nursing
school and it is a good distance
from home
Coach Donneiiwirth's
"Patty is a tenacious lvl
defender and is a great ball-
winner. I thought she played
like a warrior at the Orange
Classic and we look forward to
seeing her do the same in a Pirate
way ever to lose by a point.
Wiley probably had his worst
gameasal'iratc,asheshot2-17. He
did make six free throws;
his only two misses coming at
the end.
This loss is not on Wiley
by any means. Several plays went
Charlotte's way.
Por instance, in the
second half, senior F.rroyl
Bing beat everyone down
the court and Freshman Frank
Robinson threw i lefl hi
baseball pass his wa
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Softball picked seventh in
conference preseason poll
ECU has been picked
to finish seventh in the
final 2004 Conference USA
Softball standings, as voted
by the league's nine head
coaches. The Pirates' Christine
Sheridan, last season's C-USA
Freshman of the Year, has been
named preseason all-confer-
As a freshman, Sheridan
earned first-team all-confer-
ence accolades.
She led ECU in numerous
offensive categories, including
batting average (.357), hits (SO),
RBI (30) and stolen bases (23).
Sheridan played and started in
54 of the Pirates' 55 games last
season at shortstop.
Nationally ranked and
NCAA Tournament regular,
USF, has been selected to win
the 2004 C-USA Softball Cham-
pionship. The Bulls' Leigh Ann
Ellis has been named preseason
Pitcher of the Year while
Del'aul's Sarah Martz has been �
i hosen as the preseason Most
Valuable Plaj i -
DePaul, who v Idiim ,i
the regulai si ison and
championship titli , last
has been pi ked .is the :
Season i unnei up.
The Demons closed the
2003 season with ,i 18 1
record (22-2 USA). II marked
the eighth straighteai i he
team has won al leasl 40 games
and the seventh straight �
that the lllue Demons u
fled loi .in N Regional
and won an lournai
1 oiii t iik o i ,i ifi-w i n
season, Houston has bei n
chosen to finish third in the
upcoming season followi d K
I oulsvllle, Southern Miss and
(JAB. Charlotte was lahbi i
eighth, while S.i i ill I s
rounds iiit the poll.
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How the ' household names
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Heads nod. Huffs abound.
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The ill-advised ramblings
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Despite attrition, despite a
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It unfair to overlook the flaws of
NIL teams in order to praise the
league's parity anil then expose
the Haws ol college basketball
teams in order to slum parity.
"The proof is in the
pudding NIL Commis-
sioner Paul Tagliabue said at
the Super Bowl, defending his
rule and seemingly shunning
"Our system is working
Don't penalize college hoops
for being wide open. Celebrate
the fact that Stanford and Saint
Joseph's, two mildly regarded
teams at the season's start, are
unbeaten. Knjoy the arguing after
someone makes a legitimate case
as to why neither team will make
the Final Four.
Watch Florida, Arizona and
North Carolina struggle with
youth. Witness Gonzaga grow
from Cinderella to a dominant
program. Admire Kentucky,
now fearful of recruiting
pro-hopping preps, winning
games with toughness, not
You still have Duke either
to adore or abhor. You still have
Kmeka Okafor to marvel. You still
have Bob Iluggins to rip.
The days of witnessing a Pat-
rick Kwing in college are probably
over, but having 15 Final Four
contenders and an occasional
Carmelo Anthony isn't a bad
consolation. It certainly doesn't
warrant the disdain of football
fans who fall for NFL exaggera-
tion and le.n thai allowing
young athletes the rlghl lo mal �
mone vsill mini 111 i
It for m1 me to wati ii
more lameei Nelsi m i � ���
then I don't iv.mi to hi righl
Sine, Nelson, the St. oi s point
guard, wouldn't he re eh hys
�is nun Ii In uiili �
stock of college players, bul il
doesn't make Nelson less
When draft time comes, the
lour ve.n playi i will �� ihead
of many ol these high In
players thai collegi basi thai I so
desperatel) misses. baski ll ill
declined, bul it ha n
to an irredeem ii i In ni
income i ras Ing j oung idults
aren't toned In pretuld lo In
student athletes In thi ,ti m
Meanwhili. col ley U n itball
clings loan outdati d ml ifraid,
wondering how ii. n . ,p0i r
might resemble its peet
Go ahead and feat it.
While you're al it, sleep with
the liht on tonight, too
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monster game against the 49ers,
scoring a career high 20 points
along with 11 rebounds.
Badiane's 20 points was not
the only career high in the Char-
lotte game. Freshman Mike Cook
a nd sophomore Corey Rouse both
had their career highs as well,
scoring 18and 14 respectively.
ECU may need more career
highs to get past the Tigers.
"Our basketball team is get-
ting better every night we step on
the floor llerrion said.
"Unfortunately you are not
seeing it in a lot of wins and that
is the frustrating thing, but we
truly are getting better
"We are at least closing the
Hap, bul this is an extremely
tough league llerrion said.
"We've just got to continue to
Kcl better
I he Pirates might have done
some scoreboard watching as
well on Saturday as the two
teams without a conference
win, T'ulane and South Florida,
squared off with Tulane taking
the victory. '
ECU now sits in a tie for the
conference tournament's last
position with the Green Wave.
The Pirates biggest three game
stretch of the season comes at
the end of the month when ECU
lakes on lulane, l i and South
Florida .ill al home
With ,i u in in tonighl
game, the three garni homi stand
inav prove lo jusi hi a e ding
process fur the lournI
the Pirates still hai i i i hani i
to pii k up a highi i - d than
the last.
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