The East Carolinian, February 19, 2004






THE EAST CAROLINIAN
Volume 79 Number 119
THURSDAY
February 19, 2004
Proposed increase 'on par' with other UNO schools
Raise in tuition would
provide more funds
for faculty salaries
KEITH S. BYERS
STAFF WRITER
The Board of Ciovernor's deci-
sion to suspend ECU's proposed
tuition increase has raised a lot
of questions, one being how the
increase stacks up with other
universities within the UNC-
systern.
If the BOG goes ahead with its
plan to raise tuition in March, ECU
will undergo a 5 percent increase
over the course of three years.
"We are looking at an increase
of $300 said Chuck Hawkins,
senior associate vice-chancellor
for financial services.
Hawkins said ECU'S in-state
tuition for the 2003-04 year
totaled $1,910 and will rise to
$2,810 by the year 2007. Student
fees will also be raised to $106,
creating an overall increase
of $406. The average tuition
for larger UNC institutions is
about $1,000 more, according
to Hawkins.
Records show there are only
four universities out of 16 in the
UNC-system with requests for a
higher increase than ECU.
"Most of the other institu-
tions are asking for similar
requests, so we'll pretty much
stay on par with them. Most of
the increases are usually tied in
with inflation Hawkins said.
A report of the proposed
tuition and fees applicable to all
regular full-time undergradu-
ate students showed the North
Carolina School of the Arts
wanted the highest increase at
$600, UNC-Wilmington was
the second highest at $360 and
Elizabeth City State University,
the lowest at $200.
Hawkins said the differences
in tuition are usually related to
what the school's state funding
needs are.
ECU has not been able to give
faculty and staff members raises,
according to Hawkins, and that
is one of the main problems
see TUITION page A3
John Kerry takes the lead again
Democratic presidential
race down to two men
MIDDLETON, WIs. (AP)
� The Democratic presiden-
tial campaign is spreading out
to 10 crucial "Super Tuesday"
election 5?,
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p'l is .? '� a two"
,J7 man race
between front-runner John
Kerry and a plucky challenger,
John Edwards.
Tuesday's Wisconsin
primary set the stage for
the March 2 contests. Kerry
emerged again as the victor,
Edwards is still in the race
after a surprisingly close
second place finish and
Howard Dean's candidacy
appeared doomed after he
came in a distant third.
"The voters of Wisconsin
sent a clear message Edwards
said.
"The message was this:
Objects in your mirror may
be closer than they appear
But Kerry gave no indi-
cation he was fazed by the
Edwards surge in Wisconsin.
"We're going to win the
nomination Kerry told The
Associated Press.
Kerry's advisers pointed
out that even though Edwards
closed the gap in Wisconsin,
Kerry still has won IS of 17
contests. Edwards has only
one, South Carolina, where
he was born.
"We play everywhere,
unlike John Edwards and
Howard Dean and anyone
else in the race said Steve
Elmendorf, Kerry's deputy
campaign manager.
"The problem these other
candidates have is they are not
competing in a serious way to
get enough delegates to get the
nomination
The March 2 contests are
in California, New York, Ohio,
Minnesota, Vermont, Georgia,
Rhode Island, Massachusetts,
Connecticut and Maryland.
At stake will be 1,151 del-
egates, more than half the
total needed to claim the
nomination.
Utah, Idaho and Hawaii
will vote next Feb. 24, but
with only 61 delegates up
for grabs total, those states
will not be a focus of the
campaign.
Aides say Edwards' popu-
list message will resonate in
Ohio and upstate New York,
areas hard hit by job losses.
The Southern-bred candidate
also should do well in Geor-
gia. California is by far the
day's biggest prize, with 370
delegates, followed by New
York with 236.
In the final days of the
Wisconsin race, Edwards crit-
icized Kerry's support of the
North American Free Trade
Agreement. The message
found a receptive audience:
In exit polls, three-fourths of
voters said trade with other
countries takes jobs from their
state. Edwards and Kerry split
the vote among those voters,
though the North Carolina
see RACE page A3
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Administration, students
turn attention to safety
SGA's initiatives seek
to protect campus
HOLLY O'NEAL
ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR
Safety concerns that
arose from Student Govern-
ment Association's Safety
Walk on Feb. 9 and surveys
distributed to students reached
administrators' cars Wednesday
night.
The Attention Walk was
originally scheduled to point
out problem areas on a tour
of campus, but due to chilly
weather, the event moved
inside.
In lieu of the walk, Stu-
dent Body Secretary Shannon
O'Donnell put on a media
presentation of student sugges-
tions accompanied by pictures
Of tilllRIO
Insufficient lighting behind
Cotton, Fleming and Jarvis,
in the alley between Bate and
the Science and Technology
Building and behind Rags-
dale and Whichard worried
students.
Proposals that police call
boxes should be appear more
frequently, such as near the Cash
Points ATM at Wright Plaza and
the Bate side of the mall, were
raised.
Administrators immedi-
ately responded to some issues.
The possible dangers of a
student-forged walkway leading
through a wooded area from
Jones Hall to the parking lot at
the bottom of College Hill have
already been acknowledged by
officials.
George W. Harrell, senior
associate vice chancellor for
campus operations, said there
are already plans to fence off
access to the path.
The status of a dimly lit
B-permit parking lot beside
Hardee's on Fifth Street, which
has a sign instructing students
to not use it at night, was also
explained by Harrell.
Since it is in a neighborhood,
he said, brighter lighting is not
feasible.
Responding to the appeal for
more police call boxes, Harrell
said money is a factor - each box
costs $10,000 to install.
"You have to decided where
to spend the money said llar-
Garrie Moore, vice chancel-
lor for student life, said admin-
istrators are working to improve
campus safety, especially in
residence halls.
"We are looking at every pos-
sible thing we can do to protect
students with the best resources
we have said Moore.
"Personally, I am very
troubled that we would have
an Incident in a residence hall
that threatens the safety of
students
Two students have been
raped in residence halls since
the beginning of this year.
Administration is consider-
ing manning each residence
hall entrance and making all
visitors or residents sign in,
Moore said.
In his speech to the crowd,
Moore reminded everyone that
university safety is not done by
just one person but a team that
includes administrators and
students.
The goal of the Attention
Walk was to bring students
and administrators together
to highlight safety concerns.
O'Donnell said she was "excited"
that a number ol administrators
and student leaders came to the
event.
"We can't let a minimum
safety standard be the standard
for safety on campus said
O'Donnell.
The safety complaints raised
by the surveys and Safety Walk
will be put into a database.
This will allow the SGA to
monitor the most frequently
cited unsafe areas and see which
ones are fixed.
After the Attention Walk,
there was a ribbon-cutting
ceremony for Safe Ride, the
SGA-initiated campus shuttle,
in recognition of expanded
Wednesday service.
Nancy Mize, director of
recreational services, spoke on
the history of programs like
Safe Ride.
see WALK page A3
Plans in works for Eastgate shops
New additions include
an additional entrance,
more shops, drug store
LUKE SPENCER
STAFF WRITER
Rumors have abounded in
the last few months alxut the future
of the Eastgate Shopping (lenter on
10th Street.
Since the closing of the 28,000
square foot Piggly Wiggly gro-
cery store, rumors have included
the opening of a nightclub and an
Old Navy clothing store.
"I think either addition would
be great, especially for all the
people who live out at Pirates
Cove Apartments said Joe I.ytle,
sophomore classical civilization
major.
According to Don Speight, the
developer remodeling the property,
a number of changes are in store for
Eastgate, but these do not include a
nightclub or an Old Navy.
Speight's office did, how-
ever, confirm that there had
been discussions with Old Navy
about putting a clothing store
"The former Piggly Wiggly on 10th Street is being remodeled
while owners determine what will occupy the location.
Five shops, ranging from a
beauty salon to a billiards hall, will
be moved to open space for the
Walgreens.
These shops will relocate to
new buildings constructed specifi-
cally for them.
"Thesechanges will improve the
access and development ol lastgate
and provide improved service to
Eastgate customers said Speight
at Eastgate, but Old Navy declined
to take part in the venture.
Speight said the old Piggly
Wiggly will be broken into six or
seven shops and rented out
after the completion of the
renovations.
Other changes for the area
include the demolition of the
Dunkin' Donuts building and its
replacement with a Walgreens.
There will also be a driveway cut in
order to provide better access to the
shopping center.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian.com.
Black History Awareness
throughout February
-O May 17,1954 The Supreme Court overturned legal segregation of schools in Brown v. Topeka Board of Education.
-O Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to play major league baseball on April 19, 1947
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The new Alternate Entry MSN wll be
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Partners In Campus Living have many
events planned for thts year's Marts Gras
celebration.
P0ltS pageC2
ECU baseball team is on a two game
wrring streak. The Pirates LTeCampbel
last night 10-2
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2-19-04
NEWS
ERIN RICKERT
News Editor
HOLLY O'NEAL
Assistant News Editor
news@theeastcarolinian.com
252,328,6366
Announcements
Co-ops and Internships Workshop
Student Professional Development will hold a workshop about coop and
internship opportunities today from 1 pm - 2 pm in 1003 Bate
Walt Disney College Program
The Walt Disney College Program will hold an information session today
at 6 p m in 1032 Bate to recruit students for internships All majors can
attend
Drop Deadline Extension
The last day for undergraduate students to drop term-length courses
or withdraw Irom school without grades has been extended to
Wednesday, Feb 25 Block courses may be dropped only during the first
40 percent of their regularly scheduled class meetings
Media Speaker
J. K Chambers, professor of linguistics at the University of Toronto will
speak on "Mass Media, Literacy and Your Language" Friday. Feb 20 at 2
pm in 1026 Bate
Habitat for Humanity Yard Sale
ECUS Habitat for Humanity chapter will have a yard sale on Saturday,
Feb 21 from 6 am noon at 102 Guinevere Lane in Camelot
Proceeds will benefit the Habitat Resale Store and Habitat of Pitt
County
Fuibright Lecture
Fulbright scholar Shahla Naghiyeva will give a lecture on her poetry
translation research of Azerbaijan and American literature on Monday,
Feb. 23 at 4 pm in 1031 Bale
Resume Blitz
Career Services presents a Resume Blitz, where students can have their
resumes critiqued on site Thursday. Feb 26 from 5 p.m. - 6 pm in 129
Speight
How to Work a Job Fair
Career Services presents a workshop on how to work a job fair Wednesday.
Feb 25 from 5 p m. - 6 p m in 129 Speight
Education Career Fair
There will be an Education career fair Friday. Feb 27 from 9 am - noon
in Mendenhall
Dances ot Universal Peace
The Office of Adull and Commuter Students Services sponsor the Dances
of Universal Peace Sunday, Feb 29 from 4 p m - 6 p m in 244 Mendenhall.
The participatory event features simple circle dancing and singing
ted by a trained leader and accompanied with live music
SRC Family Fun Day
The Department of Recreational Services and the Office for Adult and
Community Students will co-sponsor Family Fun Day on Saturday. March
6 from 10 am - 3 pm in the SRC Events will include group fitness,
sports, a climbing wall, bowling, a movie and arts and crafts There is no cost
for students, spouses and dependent children of students above
age 6
Belize Summer Study Abroad
There is an opportunity to study abroad in Belize, an English speaking
country, and gain three credit hours in English, ethnic studies,
humanities or other independent studies topics The program runs from
May 29 - June 20. Space is limited For more information contact Gay
Wilentz at 328-6678
Sophomore Survey
Students who have completed 45-60 credit hours. 30 from ECU. must
take the Sophomore Survey before pre registering for summer or fall
2004 semesters The survey will be available on OneStop beginning
March 3
Daily Reflector Scholarship
Students interested in media-related careers can apply for two of the
annual $2,500 James M Cox Jr Foundation Scholarships offered by The
Daily Reflector
Appticants must be a unior at ECU with a minimum of two full-time
semesters remaining until graduation (excluding summer school),
show interest in a media-related career, have a minimum 30 GPA in the
last academic year and no grades below a C in their major
Applications are due April 1 and can be obtained from Vicky Morris,
director of Donors Stewardship. Greenville Centre, Suite 1100. 2200 S
Charles Btvd For more information contact Morris at 328-9573
Special Olympics Fundraising
The ECU Police Department is raising funds for the Special Olympics of
North Carolina this year T-shirts, hats and car magnets are available in
the Blount House from 8am 5pm
Paper Person
The student featured at the top of todays paper is Craig McKeel,
sophomore physical fitness major
News Briefs
Local
Duke Power wins two rulings
against NC corporate consumers
RALEIGH (AP) - Duke Power Co won
two rulings before the state Court
of Appeals on Tuesday, including
one that says the utility s $25 million
settlement with regulators over
underreported profits was lawful,
even though corporate customers did
not participate in negotiations
In the other case, the court upheld
a state Utilities Commission ruling
dismissing a request by those same
consumers for a rate decrease
The commission and Duke Power
agreed to a settlement in October
2002 after an independent auditor
determined accounting changes
had led to $124 million in unreported
profits
The accounting changes came
to light after they were reported
to regulators by a Duke accountant
in 2001 That prompted an external
audit that led to the settlement
agreement Duke Power has denied
that the accounting changes were
designed to deliberately hide profits
A federal grand jury is still examining
the books of the Charlotte-based
utility No criminal charges have
been filed
Jury deliberates In case of man
freed from NC death row
WINDSOR (AP) - Jurors began
deliberating Tuesday in the retrial
of a man who spent four years
on North Carolinas death row for
a 1995 murder that he says he
didn't commit.
The rare retrial came after a judge
ruled in 2002 that prosecutors
had withheld evidence that could
have been favorable to the defense
of Alan Gell.
Jurors - seven men and five
woman - began deliberating at 3 55
pm. in the Bertie County Courthouse
and went home about 5 p.m.
The jury is scheduled to resume
work Wednesday
Gell is charged with first-degree
murder but doesn't face the death
penalty Jurors must decide
unanimously that he is guilty for him
to receive the life sentence
prosecutors are seeking.
Geii also is charged with conspiracy
to commit first degree murder,
conspiracy to commit robbery
with a firearm and robbery with a
firearm The sentence ranges are
seven years and 10 months to 35
years and eight months for conspiring
to commit murder and between three
years, two months and 15 years, four
months for the conspiracy to commit
robbery and robbery charges.
National
Appeals court upholds federal
do not call registry, turns aside
free speech challenge
DENVER (AP) - A federal appeals
court upheld the government's
do not call registry Tuesday,
dismissing telemarketers claims
that it violates free speech rights
and is unfair because it doesn't
apply to charities and political
solicitations
The 10th US. Circuit Court of Appeals
caiied the registry "a reasonable
fit:
"We hold that the do-not-call
registry is a valid commercial
speech regulation because it
directly advances the government's
important interests in safeguarding
personal privacy and reducing the
danger of telemarketing
abuse without burdening
an excessive amount
of speech the court said
The politically popular registry,
which took effect in October,
contains more than 56 million phone
numbers. Industry officials have said
they expect about 2 million of
ttMf 6.5 million workers will lose
their jobs within two years if the
do-not-call rules stand.
Officials in the telemarketing industry
did not immediately return calls
seeking comment
Clngular's planned buy of AT4T
Wireless creates nation's largest
cell carrier
ATLANTA (AP) - Cingular Wireless
agreed to pay nearly $41 billion
in cash to buy AT&T Wireless
Services to create the nations
largest mobile phone company,
raising concern among consumer
advocates that it may hurt competition
and impede lower prices
The deal announced Tuesday
between the second and third
largest U S wireless companies
would create a cellular giant
with 46 million subscribers and
70.000 employees Current market
leader Verizon Wireless has 37.5
million customers
The deal - subject to approval
by AT&T Wireless shareholders and
federal regulators - would be a boon
for Atlanta-based Cingulars efforts
to cut costs, fill service gaps
and expand its spectrum, or
radio frequency, in several key
U.S markets, thus enabling it to
offer wireless Internet access at
broadband speed
"This combination is expected
to create customer benelits and
growth prospects neither company
could have achieved on its own and
will mean better coverage, improved
reliability, enhanced call quality and
a wide array of new and innovative
services said Stan Sigman. president
and chief executive of Cingular, who
will continue to lead the company
Some fear the merger could reduce
the fierce competition that has driven
down prices in the US cellular
market, trimming the number of
national players from six to five.
World
Son of war-plagued Chechnya's
president denies connection with
missing people
GUDERMES, Russia (AP) - The son
of war-plagued Chechnya's president
on Tuesday rejected allegations that
a security force under his command
is responsible for the detention and
disappearance of civilians.
Ramzan Kadyrov said the force is
aimed only at "bringing constitutional
order to Chechnya so that we can
live like normal people anywhere: the
United States, France. Moscow
Complaints by human rights
organizations about Ramzan
Kadyrov's militia emerged in the
months before his father, Akhmad
Kadyrov. was elected president in
a Moscow-backed October vote
Before that, his father was president
by Kremlin appointment.
Since then, the younger Kadyrov
appears to be trying to increase his
influence in the shattered republic's
affairs by promoting an image
of benevolence.
Afghan official says better
security needed for elections;
1,500 soldiers have left army
KABUL. Afghanistan (AP) - A top
Afghan official warned on Tuesday
that security must improve in lawless
regions of the south and east of the
country before elections can proceed
in June as planned.
The comments by Foreign Minister
Abdullah came as visiting Pentagon
budget chief Dov Zakheim conceded
that up to 1,500 soldiers had left the
Afghan army. But Zakheim said the
desertions - apparently over pay and
conditions - had been exaggerated
and that there were now more recruits
than capacity to train them.
Violence rages largely unabated in
some regions of the country more
than two years after the ouster of the
hard-line Taliban regime by US-led
forces. On Tuesday, fighters loyal
to two senior Afghan government
officials exchanged gunfire in a bazaar
in southern Kandahar provinces,
wounding four people, police said
With security needed in the lawless
areas, there are worries about the
slow progress officials are making
in establishing a new national
Afghan army
Upgrade planned for campus e-mail server
Faster response time,
more storage capacity
among improvements
JOSH SLONE
STAFF WRITER
slow response time and inabil-
ity to access e-mail accounts have
plagued students and faculty
recently, prompting Informa-
tion technology and Computing
Services to improve the system.
faculty and staff e-mail
accounts will he upgraded this
Friday starting at ft p.m. and
continuing through Monday
at 6 a.m. During this time, stu-
dents will still be able to access
tlu-ir e-mail
Faculty and staff will have
limited access, although access-
ing e-mail is discouraged because
it may slow the upgrade pro-
cess, said IT Consultant Charlie
Justice.
Any e-mail sent to faculty
and staff during this scheduled
downtime will not be lost, but
the recipient will not receive
the e-mail until after the systems
are In ought back up.
Even though students are
experiencing e-mail problems,
faculty and staff accounts will be
upgraded first because of the large
amount of ECU e-mail accounts.
"I here are roughly 35,000
accounts said Justice.
"It takes a while to upgrade, so
we split it up a bit we will get
the smaller amount ol accounts
out of the way first and see how
things go afterward and fix any
problems or bugs on the spot
This will allow ITCS to
prepare for possible problems
when they upgrade the student
in counts over Spring Break.
The new servers will give
students more than twice the
current amount of storage space
for e-mails and attachments,
said information and Com-
munication Specialist Percevial
Murphy.
Storage will increase from
the present 40 megabytes to 100
count occurring for one of the following reasons
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IK S promises the server will
be faster, allowing students to
send and receive e-mails more
quickly.
There will be an improved
Web Interface lor Onestop
e-mail, tailed I'iralcMail, which
will be easier to use and have
more functionality than the cur-
rent setup.
In addition to the server
upgrade, the campus network will
receive a new storage tool,
ave been common for ECU'S server.
"There will be a Network
Attached Storage device called
the I'irate Drive for students
to use Justice said.
the I'irate Drive will allow
students to store their files online,
which they can access from any
computer.
This provides an alternative
to e-mafling files as attachments
and using I loppy disks.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theea$tcarolinian. com.
ECU'S School of Nursing offers advanced program
MSN program offers
students with varying
degrees opportunities
TABATHA JAMES
STAFF WRITER
Students holding any bach-
elor degree will he able to pursue
a new Masters ol Science in Nurs-
ing degree in the tall of 2004.
I tie Alternate Entry MSN
option received approval from
the NC Hoard ot Nursing this
January and is designed for stu-
dents who hold bachelor degrees
or higher in disciplines other
than nursing.
"Ihis is a program designed
so Unit individuals can have a
baccalaureate degree in another
field, such as husinessor biology,
and it they're interested in i hang-
ing i areers, go into nursing said
josie Bowman, Id.D.
This option is a new opportu-
nity not only to ECU, but to the
entire UNC-systcm.
"There are other programs
throughout the United States
that have this option, and have
been successful, plus we're
trying to meet the needs ot our
area because we have a shortage
of nurses said Karen Krupa,
MSN.
Alternate Entry is constructed
to accommodate full-time and
part-time students.
"I feel that we will probably
attract a variety ol people, oi
those doing a second career
said Ann Schreier, I'b.D.
"This program even applies to
recent graduates in any field who
haven't found their niche yet
Alternate Entry graduates will
be eligible for advanced practice
and leadership roles in one of
the eight areas ol specialization
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Weird News
Prison Instructor reprimanded for
math problems
NEWPORT, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas
Department of Correction has
reprimanded one of Its math
instructors, saying he substituted units
of cocaine and methamphetamine
while testing inmates on their
multiplication skills
Instead of using apples and oranges
to calculate ratios, the instructor
at the Grimes Unit prison used rocks
of cocaine and meth ingredients.
Among the questions:
"Rico sells 422 rocks per week
in four different territories He wants
to expand to seven different territories.
If he continues to sell at the same
rate how many rocks per week will
he sell in seven territories?"
"Jim Bob is cookin crystal meth in
his back yard After giving the
formula for meth. the teacher posed
the question. "How many Sudafedrine
pills must he mix with 2.8 quarters
of ammonia?"
The teacher said he learned
the equation from his students,
according to Correction Department
spokeswoman Dina Tyler.
Tiny hippo runs amuck on
Carolina highway
BEAUFORT. SC (AP) - Sharon
Anderson had no idea what was
headed her way on a county road
when her car struck and killed a
pygmy hippopotamus.
The 500-pound animal had
wandered away from a plantation
and into the path of Andersons
car on a Beaufort County road, the
Carolina Morning News reported for
Friday editions
Anderson, 28, wasn't sure what she
had hit and called sheriff's deputies,
who found the animal dead Monday
night.
Anderson said the plantations
owner, Joel Silver, producer of
"The Matrix" franchise, told her he'd
owned the female hippo for eight
years and didn't know how shed
wandered away
The hippo was one of several wild
animals kept at Auldbrass Plantation,
a 40-acre plantation in Yemassee
built by Frank Lloyd Wright The
plantation includes an aviary with
exotic birds, zebras and cattle. The
hippo lived in a pond.
Anderson was not injured and her
car had only minor damage. ,
Town's violent name not
savory to PETA
SLAUGHTERVILLE, Okla. (AP)
- Residents of this central Oklahoma
community have a beef over
an animal rights group's attempt
to raise awareness of animal
abuse
Slaughterville administrator Marsha
Blair received a letter from People
for the Ethical Treatment ofAnimals,
or PETA, urging the town to
change its name from Slaughte'rville
to Veggieville.
I am writing on behalf of People
for the Ethical Treatment of
Animals, our 800.000 members
and supporters, and other
compassionate Americans to
ask Slaughterville to change
its name - which conjures up images
of the violent and bloody deaths
of terrified chickens, pigs and
cows - to Veggieville. a friendly
name honoring a heart-healthy
and compassionate alternative to
animal corpses the letter said.
PETA, based in Norfolk, Va promises
to donate $20,000 in veggie burgers
to a school district nearest to
the town, said Bruce Frledrich,
director ol PETA's vegan campaigns.
A vegan is someone who abstains
from consuming animal products.
Woman marries dead fiance
NICE, France (AP) - Dressed in
a demure black suit, a 35-year-old
French woman married her dead
boyfriend Tuesday, an exchange
of vows that required authorization
from President Jacques Chirac
Under French law, Christelle
Demichel became both bride
and widow in the ceremony,
which was performed at Nice City Hall
on the French Riviera The groom,
a former policeman identified as
Eric, was killed by a drunken driver
in September 2002.
Demichel told LCI television
she understood "it could seem
shocking to marry someone who
is dead" but her feelings for him
had not dimmed.
His body was not present for
the ceremony.
NC Democratic primary delayed
Republican Committee
argues voter districting
PETER KALAJIAN
STAFF WRITER
North Carolina Democrats
will have to wait a little longer
to cast their votes for George
W. Bush's opponent in
November.
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m ' have been
rescheduled for July 20, due to
a lawsuit brought by the NC
Republican Committee disputing
the districting of voters, said
Barbara Allen, head of the
North Carolina Democratic
Party.
"The Republican I'artyl
had some objections to the
way the voter maps were made
up, so a lawsuit was filed with
the Justice Department In Wash-
ington. It caused the election to
be moved said Allen.
North Carolina will send
approximately 108 delegates
to the Democratic National
Convention held in Boston at
the end of July.
Originally scheduled for
Feb. 9, the new date is unprec-
edented in recent North Carolina
history.
"In all my years with the
Democratic Party In this stale.
I never remember anything
like this happening before
Allen said.
The first step in the primary
process is the county caucuses
scheduled for April 17, to
decide on delegates to represent
North Carolina In the National
Convention. All registered
North Carolina Democrats are
eligible to ote in these elec-
tions that will be tabulated in
Raleigh for approval by the
National Democratic Party.
The tentative date for the
primary elections is July 20,
hut Allen said "a lot can happen
between now and July
Chris Smith graduated from
ECU In December with a degree
in political science and said
he doubts the Impact of the
delay.
"I don't think the primary
delay will have any effect
on the outcome of the election
said Smith.
"The national media has
done an effective enough
job pushing John Kerry that
he should have no problem
securing the nomination
Richard Kearney, a political
science professor, agrees.
"Even if the primaries were
held on the originally scheduled
date, the nomination would
have already been decided
said Kearney.
After back-to-back primary
wins in Virginia, Tennesse and
now Wisconsin, Massachusetts
Senator John Kerry leads the
field of Democratic presidential
candidates, whose ranks are
thinning by the week.
According to USA Today,
as of Wednesday, John Kerry
had received 473 of the 2,162
delegates needed to secure the
Democratic nomination.
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offered through the program.
The graduates are also
expected to assume beginning-
level positions and rapidly
advance in their nursing careers
as they acquire experience.
"The job market is so good
for nurses right now because
there is a shortage, so it's
easy for people to get a job.
there's a lot of career mobility
with the profession Schreier
said.
"It is also a way to increase
the number of nurses that are
graduating
As with any advanced pro-
gram, competition is strong,
and requires an impressive GPA
along with prerequisite courses
in natural and behavioral sci-
ences.
"You also have to meet the
criteria to become a gradu-
ate student, which means you
have to get an adequate score
on the GRE or the MAT,
which separates this level
from the undergraduate level
Krupa said.
Only 20 students will be
accepted to the Alternate Entry
program this fall semester.
Submit applications lor the
graduate level program to the
Graduate School of ECU no
later than April 21, and unlike
other programs, applications
are only submitted once every
academic year.
The curriculum is split into
two phases, and the first phase is
orchestrated to satisfy Registered
Nurse licensure requirements,
as RN credentials are needed
to enter the second half of the
program, which introduces the
nursing concentration element.
Among the concentrations
ottered by the cutting-edge
regimen are Clinical Services
Administration, family Nurse
Practitioner, Nurse Midwifery
and Education.
Schreier said the length of
enrollment varies depending
on the concentration, but all
options offered take about two
years to complete.
"I am extremely excited
thai this program is at ECU
said Jerry
Kinsington, senior special
education major.
"I was actually going to
transfer to an out-of-state uni-
versity tor this exact program.
I bis is a huge relief for me, and
my tuition
This writer can be contacted at
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A couple gets married in San Francisco, the first city in the
nation to perform same sex ceremonies.
Gay wedding spree
faces legal wrangling
SAN FRANCISCO (AP)
� After two judges declined
to immediately end San
Francisco's same-sex wedding
spree, the mayor said the city
would keep issuing marriage
licenses to gay couples as
conservative groups vowed
to take their case to higher
courts.
During separate hearings
Tuesday, a pair of Superior
Court judges ruled that they
were not yet prepared to prohibit
city officials from engaging
in the collective act of civil
disobedience that has allowed
more than 2,600 same-sex
couples to be married at
it Hall since Thursday.
"there was nothing par-
ticularly compelling alter today
that makes me think that we
should back off said Mayor
Gavin Newsom in announc-
ing that the city would go on
sanctioning same-sex unions
until told otherwise by the
courts.
At the same time, it remains
uncertain just how long San
Francisco's unprecedented wed-
ding march will go on.
After denying an anti-gay
marriagegroup'srequestfora tem-
porary restraining order strictly
on procedural grounds, one
judge scheduled a Friday
hearing on the matter.
In the other case, Superior
Court Judge James L. Warren
refused to grant a different
group's petition for a stay
that would have abruptly halted
the weddings.
He said the plain-
tilts had not met the legal
burden required for such an
emergency order.
Warren did, however, agree
to order the city to either "cease
and desist" issuing the dis-
puted licenses or to come back
to court on March 29 and
explain why they haven't, a
ruling that attorneys for both
sides claimed as a victory.
"The judge would not issue a
cease and desist order unless the
judge made a determination that
the mayor is in violation of the
law, said Robert Tyler, a lawyer
for the Proposition 22 Legal
Defense and Education Fund,
an anti-gay marriage group
that takes its name from an
approved ballot measure
limiting legal marriage to hetero-
sexual couples.
But City Attorney Dennis
Herrera insisted the judge
had made no such
determination and that the
city had scored a major tri-
umph by getting six more
weeks to issue marriage
licenses to gay couples and
the chance to argue its case "on
the merits
"We believe we have very
strong arguments said Her-
rera.
Newsom maintains he had
the legal authority to direct the
county clerk to allow same-sex
couples to apply for marriage
licenses because the Califor-
nia Constitution prohibits
discrimination on the basis of
sexual orientation.
Erwin Chemerinsky, a
University of Southern Cali-
fornia leg�il scholar, described
Warren's ruling as a short-term
victory for the city. But the final
decision will ultimately rest with
a higher court, said Chemerin-
sky.
"This is an issue that is going
to he decided by the California
Supreme Court Chemerin-
sky said. "These are just the
early stages of what's going lobe
a long legal battle
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that an increase would help to
alleviate.
II the proposal goes through,
faculty raises would receive major-
ity of the money at 42 percent.
"As we look at our peer insti-
tutions and look where our fac-
ulty sits salary wise, we are about
In the 52-55th percent i lent what
they are. We really want to be in
the 80th Hawkins said.
The student Government
Association showed resistance to
the proposal.
A Feb. 18 article in UNC-
Chapel Hill's student newspa-
per, The Daily Tar Heel, said,
the university understands I lie
"market-based argument" for an
out-of-state student tuition raise,
but "because the board ignored
tlie opportunity to complete
a six-month study to provide
guidance, students believe their
actions are irresponsible
The paper said a study would
weigh the benefits and "consider-
able" risks of raising out-of-state
tuition.
Junior social work major
and University Book Exchange
employee Kebekah Deans was
surprised that majority of the
money would be used for faculty
salaries and financial aid but was
still critical.
"Professors deserve higher
pay, but 1 don't think it needs to
i nine out of our college loans-a
lot of us here are on loans said
Deans.
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news@theeastcarolinian.com.
Hank Bowen, student man-
ager for Sale Ride, said he wants
the service to focus on safety
and not act as just a transport
for intoxicated students.
Events like the Safety Walk
and the Safe Ride ribbon cut-
ting help get students involved
in campus safety, said Maggie
O'Neill, sophomore political
science and economics major
and director of internal
affairs and public relations
chairperson.
"It generates interest in
safety and makes people
concerned said O'Neill.
"Thai's how you get things
clone
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senator did better than the
front-runner among voters who
cited the economy and jobs as
top issues.
Kerry repeatedly told the
state's voters that he Would
review all trade agreements
upon taking office, seeking to
protect labor and environmen-
tal standards. His position has
satisfied labor unions, and the
AllCIO plans to endorse Kerry
on Thursday.
Edwards finished far better
than pre-primary polls suggested
he would, his surge fueled by I he
highest Republican turnout of
the primary season and voters
who made up their minds in
the last week. His deepest sup-
port was in the GUI' suburbs of
Milwaukee.
"That's been happening in
other primaries too Edwards
said in an interview.
"Republicans who would
consider voting Democratic and
independents are the people we
have to win over to win the gen-
eral election. That's why I'm the
best candidate to take on George
Bush
The strong GOP turnout was
boosted by city government elec-
Iions in Milwaukee and a con-
troversial referendum on casino
gambling by an Indian tribe.
Primaries in Georgia, Ohio
and Vermont on March 2 will
be open to all voters as will the
caucuses in Minnesota. Now the
only Democrat with a glimmer
of hope to beat Kerry, Edwards is
pushing for a one-on-one debate
with the front-runner before
next month's showdown.
The Democratic race once
had 10 candidates, but the Held
is now down to five, including
Dean, Dennis Kucinich and Al
Sharptnn, three candidates who
haven't won a single contest.
Dean ignored pleas to give up
the fight.
"We are not done he told
his supporters, even as his own
advisers were saying his cam-
paign for the presidency was
effectively over. He headed home
to Vermont to regroup, in search
of a way to convert his political
network into a movement tli.il
helps elect Demot rats.
Senior advisers, speaking on
condition of anonymity, said
Dean, with no hope of winning
the presidency, was consider-
ing scaling back his campaign
sharply-but not formally with-
drawing. He was just as likely to
cede the nomination and, with
hopes of becoming a kingmaker,
endorse a rival.
His campaign reached out to
Edwards' team, believing Dean's
hind-raising prowess could help
reshape the race, aides said.
But they did not rule out Dean
endorsing Kerry, a move they
said would seal the nomina-
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In an effort to protect students. ECU'S administration stepped
up police rounds in White Hall after a female was raped in her
dorm room on Jan.19.
We can think of 14 problems with that. They are Aycock. Belk,
Jones, Tyler, Scott, Cotton, Fleming, Jarvis, Slay, Umstead,
Clement, Fletcher, Garrett and Greene Halls.
Wouldn't it be tragically ironic if something bad were to happen
in another hall?
Tragedy struck Monday, Feb.16. when another female student
was raped in the laundry room of Belk Hall.
It's too late to assume increased police rounds may have
prevented this incident. The university should obviously take
measures to increase the security in a building where an
assault has taken place, but an equal responsibility is to keep
the students informed.
Well-informed students can take their own initiative to be more
aware of their surroundings and adopt their own measures,
such as a buddy system, to protect themselves.
The university's first step should have been to inform the
students. Yes. the Alert pop-up showed up on computers in
computer labs throughout campus, but did it show up in each
individual student s dorm room?
The university's -administration needs to increase their already
present measures to make students aware of crucial events
on campus, whether they portray the university in a positive
light or not.
For events as frightening and important as these assaults,
coordinators and residence hall advisers should hold mandatory
meetings to inform their residents.
The university should also hold meetings open to the public,
similar to the "Town Hall" concept to inform students living off-
campus and give everyone a chance to voice concerns.
As students, we should all be outraged. How many students
have to be assaulted before our administration steps up and
implements security measures that can actually be considered
effective?
This is a call to arms for students. Get involved. Stay informed.
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TEC EDITORIAL BOARD
Primaries aren't over yet
Yes, we all know that John
Kerry is a powerful force so far
in the primaries.
Democrat! arc quick to push
the poorer lairing candidates out
of the race (Wesley Clark), so
that they tan name a candidate
and unite to defeat Bush.
However, the public may
have been too quick to crown
Kerry the winner. Why not let
the primaries run their course
before completely jumping on
someone's bandwagon?
Each primary should be
treated like new, and each candi-
date should enter the primaries
with a chance. Although deserv-
ing, Kerry is becoming overrated
and pushed to the front.
I'lastit couple calls it quits
Barbie and Ken are joining
the dating trend of many Hol-
lywood celebrities by breaking it
off after 43 years as a couple.
The Vice President of Mattel
announced the news last week
but said the couple would
remain "friends
Personally, I'm disturbed
with this news. I mean, how
can two pieces of plastic "break
it off?"
According to Mattel, the split
is attributed to the company's
release ot Call dirl Barbie who
has a more single image to
maintain.
I think this whole thing is
just a poor marketing attempt
by Mattel.
The company will not sell
more dolls with Barbie's new
single image. If anything,
they'll sell less because they
have destroyed the image of
the "Barbie" we all grew up
with.
ECU students apathetic
Students at this school
are among the most uncaring
and non-chalant in the UNC-
system.
That's why things here
never change. We keep having
the same administrative prob-
lems, the same unresolved
issues and the same desires,
hut the student body never
unites to fight tor what they
want.
Until this changes, ECU
will remain a tier-three school
with little national recogni-
tion in a mediocre athletic
conference
It's time ECU students
became concerned with
something other than where
this weekend's keg party is
located.
Researchers give patients
reason to frown
Australian researchers pub-
lished a depressing study last
Monday. It you haven't heard,
the findings reveal that opti-
mism is no help in fighting
cancer.
The researchers initially
thought optimistic patients'
rates of survival would be
greater than hopeless cancer
victims, but now they wondei
if it's really a good idea to
prescribe a good outlook in
addition to medicinal cancer
treatment.
Although this study does
reveal a gap between body and
will, one has to question its
necessity. Was there really a
pressing scientific need to rate
a person's hopes in relation to
duration of illness?
If we're speaking strktly
in terms of life and death,
optimism doesn't really help
anything in the end.
The implications of this
study are that you might as well
tell a loved one recently diag-
nosed with cancer, "Thinking
positively won't help, so don't
try
I he researchers didn't mea-
sure the patients' quality ot life,
which fluctuates and is overall
more important than the final
outcome.
That this simple approxi-
mation of human life was pub-
lished - and that people will
read this study and interpret
it as mandate to develop ,i sell-
defeating philosophy - is itsell
the best reason to be pessimistic
for humanity's care lor them-
selves and one another.
Poor college students
living large
I don't understand how,
if college students are always
broke, they're able to plan
expensive, exotic Spring Break
trips that even people making a
salary can't afford to take.
Has Spring Break become
such a big deal now that only
losers are the ones who stay
home, and everyone else's goal
is the biggest and the best?
Classes a waste of time
You wake up early to rush
to i lass and sit and listen to the
prolessor read a lecture directly
from a Powerpolnt presentation
without making any additional
comments - unless someone
has a question.
Should we be required to
pay money for a class like this
and have to go to it?
1 don't think so.
I think professors should use
Powerpoint as a supplement but
not as the lecture itself.
let the students get involved,
let us see how it's really done.
Every Monday, Wednesday,
and Friday when I wake up at
8:30 a.m. to go to my class,
I feel like it's a waste of my
time and money to sit through
yet another Powerpoint presen-
tation.
I have the notes printed
out, so let me stay at home and
look over them. I want to learn
something from the class if I
go every day and pay money
for it.
Columnist
Newsom needs to uphold
the vote of the people
Mayor's actions of "civil
disobedience" are
criminal, despicable
ANTHONY MCKEE
COLUMNIST
Whether you're tor or
against gay "marriage there's
no doubt that the actions ol
S.iri I rant ist o Mayor Cavin
Newsom are criminal, as well as
despicable.
He I alls his actions
"civil disobedience when,
in reality, they're nothing
more than malicious personal
and professional calculations.
The man has no respect
for the voters who put him in
office, the laws ot the state ol
allfornia or the emotional
well being of the people he's
encouraging to "marry
The majority ot California
voters affirmed Proposition 22
some years ago.
It states simply, "Only mar-
riage between a man and a
woman is valid or recognized in
California
That mandated that the state
otallfornia recognize marriage
as being between I man and a
woman.
I hat became a law. Same
sex marriages are not legal in
California
Newsom. as do all other
elected officials, swears to uphold
the laws of the community by
which he is elected. Officials
don't have to like the laws, hut
they have to uphold them.
In taking this Irrespon-
sible action, Newsom has
not only told the majority of
California voters that their
votes don't count tor squat, he
has committed several criminal
acts.
Newsom willfully
altered and falsified olliii.il
government documents. He's
suborned his clerks to do the
same thing.
Without legal authority, he's
invalidated a state law, and he
has tar exceeded any conceiv-
able authority he may have ever
dreamed ol gaining.
Newsom's most reprehen-
sible action has been to play
with Hie lives and emotions ol
the couples who have flocked
to San Francisco to get "mar-
ried
He's using these couples
in a ruthless ploy. He knows
- as does anybody with a basic
knowledge ot the legal system
ol this country- thai this whole
episode is a sham.
The marriage licenses issued
aren't worth the paper they're
printed on.
Any "marriages" that
have been performed will he
invalidated. That is, if anybody
bothers to invalidate something
that never legally happened in
the first place.
Newsom is using the hopes
and dreams of the hundreds of
people in an exploitative and
illegal manner.
No matter where you stand,
your heart has to go out to the
people who are rallying around
this fraud.
In My Opinion
The intimidating atmosphere
for free speech on campus
(KRT)�The University of
Colorado at Boulder decided to
teach us all a lesson about free
speech last week, but it may not
be the lesson it intended.
Administrators there had
originally told the College
Republicans and the F.qual
Opportunity Alliance that they
could not hold an "affirmative
action bake sale" on campus In
case you don't know, these "bake
sales" are protests that have been
held across the country which
satirie affirmative action by
charging Hispanic and black stu-
dents less for baked goods than
white and Asian students.
While you may not like this
partic ular form of "guerilla the-
ater this is clearly protected
speech and it is a shame that it
took the threat ol a lacvsuil locon-
nice CU to allow the protest,
However, what actually hap-
pened on Feb. 11, the clay of the
protest, shows that students and
administrators need to get a
handle on how the lirst Amend-
ment works. Officials have both
an obligation not to censor and to
prevent angry mobs from intimi-
dating students who are engaging
in protected protest
What do I mean when I say
"intimidating"? To fully explain.
it is important to illustrate how
j the term is so often abused on
: college campuses
Tor example, Ursula Monaco
a SS-year-old with eleven grand-
children - is a student at Sullolk
i County Community College in
long Island. She has been a fero-
cious critic ol the administration
for years.
Last May, she accidentally
replied tn an e-mail from a pro-
fessor instead of forwarding it to
one of her friends. In the e-mail
she used a single profanity to
describe the professor. She was
quick) brought up on charges
of "intimidation" and "harass-
ment found guilty, placed on
probation and banned from "any
contact with the student news-
paper" in addition to a litany of
other restrictions.
In other words, the college
used Monaco's breach of Victo-
rian decorum as an opportunity
to silence a long-time critic.
A few months earlier, Univer-
sity of Alaska at Fairbanks profes-
sor Sandra Bond - who is in her
mid-forties and sometimes needs
a cane to walk clue to multiple
sclerosis- posted two signs on her
office door, One said, "The End
is Near the other was a K-Mart
ad lor guns and ammunition.
I he lirst sign expressed that her
contrai I was ending and she was
leaving UAF. She posted the ad
because K-M.irt's slogan "The
Stull ol life" seemed ironic to
Bond considering the products.
These signs were considered
so threatening and intimidating
that they justified placing tier on
"administrative leave effective
immediately" and forbidding her
from entering her office building
without official permission.
I he Supreme Court has made
it clear that the kind of "intimi-
dation" that states may lawfully
forbid is "a type ol true threat,
where a speaker directs a threat
to a person or group ol persons
with the intent of placing the
victim in fear of bodily harm
or death
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CLASSIFIEDS
FORREfll
Above BW-3. Apartments for rent. 2
and 3 bedroom. Available une. Jury,
and August. Call 252-752-5458 or
329-8738.
Townhouses for rent: Cannon and
Cedar Court- 2 bedrooms, 1 12
bath. Free basic cable with some
units. Close to ECU. For more
information contact Wainright
Property Management 756-6209.
walk to campus! 3 bedroom house
available une 1. Nice older home
renovated, central heatair, large
backyard, some pets OK, great
location, large rooms, large kitchen.
Call Mike 439-0285.
House for rent: 204 13th Street- 3 BR,
2 BA close to ECU. Short term lease
available. Small pet allowed with
fee. For more information contact
Wainright Property Management
756-6209.
For rent: Upscale 3 BR3 Bath Near
campus, only if you like the BESTI
Call 252-561-7368 or 561-7679 or
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3 BD1 Bath house on 1707 S. Elm
St. Tailgate and walk to games.
Hardwood floors, excellent
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parking. 1850.00 no pets. Available
March 1st. 321-4802
Pinebrook Apt. 758-4015- 1 & 2
BR apts, dishwasher, CD, central
air Si heat, pool, ECU bus line, 9 or
12 month leases. Pets allowed. Rent
includes water, sewer, & cable.
Apartments for rent: 1, 2 & 3
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Cypress Gardens, Cotanche Street,
Gladiolus, jasmine, Peony, Woodcliff,
Forest Acres, Wesley Commons, Park
Village. All units close to ECU. Water
and sewer included with some
units. For more information contact
Wainright Property Management
756-6209.
Duplexes for rent: 2 & 3 bedrooms,
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Towne Row. Close to ECU. Pet
with fee at some units. For more
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fit heat, pool, ECU bus line, 9 or 12
month leases. Pets allowed. Rent
includes water, sewer, & cable.
Sublease through September
Southhaven spacious one bedroom
new appliances. Located near PCC,
end unit, no pets, J400. 752-8926
Room for rent 2 blocks from campus-
just graduated. Great house with
frontback porch. Washerdryer.
HeatAC. For interview call 919-
349-8321.
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point, sub-lease immediately, 3rd
roommate needed, lease expires
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Corby, 1-919-218-0937 or 1-919-
932-5284.
Two Rooms for rent, furnished or
unfurnished, $275 a month not
including utilities, phone, cable.
Close to campus.
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89 Nissan 240sx, 5 sp, TW, CC, PS,
PM, 6 disk changer, sunroof, red w
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12,900. Call 252-714-4364 after
5 pm.
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Telefund is hiring students to contact
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The Greenville Recreation & Parks
Department is recruiting part-time
youth soccer coaches for the indoor
soccer program. Applicants must
possess a good knowledge of soccer
skills and have the ability and patience
to work with youth. Applicants must
be able to coach young people
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Hours are from 3:30 pm to 9 pm,
Monday-Friday with some weekend
coaching. Flexible hours according
to class schedules. This program
will run from March 8 to mid May.
Salary start at $6.25 per hour. Apply
at the City of Greenville, Human
Resources Department, 201 Martin
L. King Dr. For more information,
please contact the Athletic Office at
329-4550, Monday through Friday,
10 am until 7 pm.
Food Delivery Drivers wanted for
Restaurant Runners. Part-time
positions (6-12hr. including tips).
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Responsible person needed to
watch 5 month old on Mondays
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be turned in by March 1st, 2004
for consideration. No phone calls
please.
Tiara Too jewelry, Carolina East Mall,
part-time retail sales associate, day
and night hours, apply in person.
Panhellenic and ECU Sororities would
like to recognize the following sister's
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obtain a guest pass prior to the event with a limit of 1 guest pass
per student. Guest passes will be available February 12 19 at the
Central Ticket Office in MSC and the Meal Plan Office in Todd Dining
Hall from 9am 5pm Passes will also be available at the Student
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FEATURES
AMANDA UNGERFELT
Features Editor
JOHN BREAM
Assistant Features Editor
features@theeastcarolinian.com
252.328.6366
Did You Know?
-Actor Benicio Del Toro (1967), recording artist Seal (1963) and actor Jeff
Daniels (1955) all call today their birthday.
-This month is National Hot Breakfast Month.
-On this day in 1987. the first anti-smoking ad, featuring Yul Brynner. aired
on TV.
-On this day in 1985, Mickey Mouse was officially welcomed in China
Announcements
Films
The Student Union Films Committee presents Brofher Outsider: The Life
of Bayard Rustin Friday at 7 p.m. and midnight, Saturday at 9:30 p.m. and
Sunday at 7 p.m. Kill Bill: Vol 1 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 the Hendrix Theatre. For more information,
call 328-4700.
Negro History Week
The Ledonia Wright Cultural Center presents "Negro History Week
Celebration" from 1:30 pm - 2 p.m. today in the Ledonia Wright Cultural
Center Gallery
African American Reading Day
The Ledonia Wright Cultural Center presents an African American
Reading Day from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m, today in the Ledonia Wright Cultural
Center Gallery
Early Music Ensemble
The ECU Early Music EnsembleViol Consort presents The Glories of the
Fifteenth Century: Plainchant and Polyphony at 730 p.m today at St. Paul's
Episcopal Church. This event is free.
'The Grapes of Wrath'
The ECULoessin Playhouse presents John Steinbeck's The Grapes of
Wrath at 8 p.m Thursday. Feb. 19 - Tuesday. Feb. 24 with a 2 p.m. matinee
on Sunday, Feb. 22. For tickets, contact the ECULoessin Playhouse Box
Office at 328-6829
Mardi Gras
PICL sponsors a Mardi Gras celebration from 9 pm.
Mendenhall Student Center.
1 a.m. today in
Pirate Underground
The Student Union Popular Entertainment Committee presents music
from Trailer Bride from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb 20 in the Pirate
Underground.
Salsa Dance
There will be a Salsa Dance from 8:30 pm. - 11 p.m. on Friday. Feb 20 in
the Willis Building. Lessons begin at 7:30 p.m.
Family Fare
The Family Fare series presents Sarah, Plain and Tall al 2 p.m on Saturday,
Feb. 21 in the Wright Auditorium.
Greenville: Live
A.J. McMurphy's
1914 Timbury Drive 355-7956
-Saturday, Feb. 21.9 p.m.
Pockit
Chefs 505
505 Red Banks Road 355-7505
Wednesday, Feb 25.7:30 pm
ECU jazz faculty and students
Christy's Euro Pub
301 S. Jarvis St. 758-2774
Tuesday, Feb. 24,10 p.m.
Open mic night
City Hotel and Bistro
203 SW. Greenville Blvd
355-8300
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m
Coastline Band
Corrigan's
122 E Fifth St
758-3114
Friday, Feb. 20,10 p.m.
Live music
Saturday, Feb. 21,10 p.m.
Live music
Courtyard Tavem
703 S.E Greenville Blvd 321 -0202
Sunday, Feb 22,7 p.m.
Two Fingers
El Ranchito
315 E. Tenth St.
561-7336
Thursday, Feb 19,7 p.m
Mariachi Band
Ham's
701 Evans St.
830-2739
Thursday. Feb. 19.10 p.m.
Karaoke
Saturday, Feb. 21,10 p.m
Jake Johnson
Sunday, Feb 22,10 p.m
Open mic night
Mesh Cafe
1011-A Red Banks Road
321-MESH
Thursday, Feb. 19,9 p.m.
Bare Bottom
Friday. Feb 20,9 p.m.
Comedy
Saturday, Feb. 21,9 p.m.
Deejay
Peasants
110 E. Fourth St 752-5855
Thursday, Feb. 19,9 p.m.
Jah Works
Friday, Feb. 20,9 p.m.
Ulu
Tuesday. Feb. 24,9 p.m
Kinetic
Wednesday, Feb. 25,9 p.m.
Open Mic Night
Player's Choice
Community Square, Memorial
Drive 355-4149
Thursday, Feb 19,10 p.m.
Karaoke
Saturday, Feb. 21.10 p.m
Live Music
Players Retreat
1631 Pactolus Road
758-6856
Thursday. Feb. 19, 7 p.m
Karaoke
Saturday, Feb. 21,9 p.m.
Fat Babies
Professor O'Cools
605 Greenville Blvd 355-2946
Saturday,Feb 21,9:30pm
Karaoke
Wimple's Steam Bar
206 Main St Winterville
355-4220
Friday, Feb. 20,730 p.m
Mark Williams
Saturday. Feb. 21,730 p.m.
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Drag show, hypnotist,
breakfast are part of
this year's festivities
JENNIFER BOWLES
STAFF WRITER
Partners in Campus Life is
sponsoring a Mardi Gras celebra-
tion today from 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.
in Mendenhall Student Center,
featuring food, games and enter-
tainment.
"Mardi Gras is celebrated
to offer students a fun and safe
environment during the bleak
winter months to get together,
relax and be entertained said
Joanna Iwata, director of Student
Involvement.
"Mendenhall will be com-
pletely transformed. We want
students to come out, have fun
and celebrate
Mendenhall's popular Mardi
Gras celebration has drawn huge
crowds in the past.
"We've planned something
for everyone this year Iwata
said.
In addition to the old favor-
ites bingo, a hypnotist and
breakfast, PICL has scheduled a
few new activities including a
drag show.
This year's celebration will
also feature a new emphasis on
live music. A jazz band and the
Cajun-influenced Unknown
Tongues are scheduled to per-
form.
"It's definitely worth going
to said Tiffany Wall, junior
information technology major.
"There is always something
for everyone to do
As always, there will be plenty
strings of beads, giveaways and
prizes on hand for students.
"I won a DVD player in a
raffle last year) said Lynn Hart-
ley, senior marketing major.
"Getting something for noth-
ing is always a good time
Many students attend the
ECU Mardi Gras as a safe alter-
native to downtown.
"I like to come to Mardi
Gras on campus because there's
always a lot of things to do,
and it's a good place to go hang
out with friends said Shonda
Drake, graduate Interior design
student.
"I think it's really fun and
more safe than going down-
town
The celebration is free and
only requires a valid One Card.
One guest (high school age or
older) per student is permitted.
Guests must be escorted with a
student and present their guest
ticket at the door.
Students should pick up guest
tickets in advance from the Stu-
dent Recreation Center, the Meal
Plan Office in Todd Dining Hall
or the Central Ticket Office In
Mendenhall Student Center.
Jennifer F.vans, junior ele-
mentary education major, said
she always enjoys her Mardi Gras
experience.
"I'm so excited about Mardi
Gras. The hypnotist always does
a good show said Evans.
"Now with the drag show, it's
gonna be even better. I'm excited
to see what PiCL has in store this
year. I love free stuff
This writer can be contacted at
features@theeastcarolinian.com.
ft Event Info
Drag Show11 p.m. -12:30 am.
Jazz Band9 p.m. -11 p.m.
Hypnotist10:30 p.m.
Band9 p.m. -12:30 a.m.
Casino9 p.m. -1 am.
DJ Dance10 p.m. -1 a.m.
Breakfast10:30 p.m. -12:30 a.m
Bingo9 p.m. -1 am
Mardi Gras parties based on history
Cajun celebration has
religious implications
WENDY EARP
STAFF WRITER
The countdown has begun
two weeks until the ultimate
party, Mardi Gras. Party animals
from around the world will start
making their way to New Orleans
this week to begin celebrating
the days leading up to Feb. 24.
Shiny beads, wild costumes
and lavish parties in the streets
are the usual images of Mardi
Gras.
However, the holiday is a tra-
dition with much more meaning
than drunken nights of tun and
laughter.
From the beginning, Mardi
dras has been a religious holiday
celebration.
Catholics celebrated Mardi
Gras as far back as the Middle
Ages. They observe Lent, a 40-
day period of fasting before
Laster.
The 40 days before Easter,
excluding Sundays, begin on
Wednesday, Feb. 25, also known
as Ash Wednesday.
Aaron Thompson, senior
communication major, said this
is one of the only religious holi-
days he knows where celebrating,
drinking and crazy parties are
recommended.
Traditionally, lat Tuesday is
the night before lasting begins.
Participants enjoy a night
of lusting, dancing and eating
extravagant foods.
The Romans called it Fat
Tuesday because it would
represent an end to excessive
merrymaking and eating that
would take place the week
before lent begins.
Carnivals, spectacular
parades and costume balls tilled
the weekly plans tor all.
If you plan to attend this
spectacular event, there are a few
tips on staying safe while having
the most fun possible.
Planning your trip ahead of
time is essential. If you're just
recently deciding to take this
trip, it's not too late. Hotels have
waiting lists and cancellations
that occur everyday, so there is
still hope. However, most hotels
have a four or five night policy
during this time of the year.
Maggie Lawrence, junior
geology major, said she hasn't
made plans to go yet, but hopes
to head down there.
"I've heard it's really great.
I would love to get a bunch of
people together drive and enjoy
the ultimate party
If you're under 21, it's impor-
tant to remember that safety
police will be scouting through
the streets in uniform and as
undercover cops.
"No matter what, underage
people will find ways to drink if
they want to said Hannah Robin-
son, sophomore education major.
"I mean, it's Mardi Gras, the
biggest party of the year, and
most people go there to drink
and have a good time
Other activities will include
live music on street corners,
vendors, a parade through
downtown and throwing beads
from balconies.
Parking will be difficult
with an expected crowd of
more than 100,000. Streets are
blocked off for parade traffic and
cars interfering with the festivi-
ties will be towed at the owner's
expense.
Mardi Gras is a time to let
loose and have a good time. This
celebration should be enjoyed by
all, regardless of age.
Head to New Orleans to take
part in lhe fun and parlies sched-
uled this year.
You can check out the
planned activities by visiting
www.mardigras.com or www.
mardigrasncworleans.com
This writer can be contacted at
features@theeaslcaroTmian.com.
Parades and beads are popular Mardi Gras traditions.
" Tips to stay safe on Mardi Gras
Plan your trip in advance.
Keep wallets and money In front pockets to avoid plckpocketlng.
Underage drinking Is not permitted. Be prepared to pay heavy
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2 19 04
Quick Picks: Album Review Quick Picks: Film Review
Incubus sticking
to familiar formula
ADAM PARR
STAFF WRITER
California rockers Incubus
recently released -i i row Left
uf I In- Miinhi. the rmu liintu i
pated follow up to 2001 Morn-
ing Vh M
i he funk-metal fusion band
have grown into rock giants over
their past two albums, providing
fans with a refreshing escape
from the vanilla droll of modern
radio-ready rock. On Murder,
Itrandon Boyd and company
make no great diversion from
Morning View oi Make Yourself,
hut the formula is straining and it
doesn't hit its mark as scju.nck .is
previous albums. I hat said, even
a sub-par effort from Incubus is
still infinitely more original
and entertaining than nearly
everything else on the rat k
It's not as tightly constructed
as Morning View; in fact, it is flat
in comparison. Moreover, it does
not have the unchecked imagina-
tion of Moke Yourseif, whk h made
them into a household name
Everything however, is laved in
Hoyd's buttery vocals and a cr
unique sound.
It kicks oil w ith the first
single, "Megalomaniac a hard-
driving ouk song thai Incites
the sort of feeling that we're
used to getting out of Incubus.
Next is the title track, followed
by "Agoraphobia a song about
not wanting to leave the house.
A definite standout, it's a smooth,
well-restrained song with a hook
that could soon lie attaching itself
to sour brain through tin- radio.
tterisard, the record hits a
lull as the next few songs melt
together Into sonic rock mush.
I hings don't pick up again until
"Southern Girl a sweet song
that lets Boyd demonstrate his
vocal diversity, rtils one should
become a local favorite, as he
expresses a universal sentiment:
"You're an exception to the rule
Cl
Album Info
Title: A Crow Left of
the Murder1
Artist Incubus
Release Date: Feb. 3,2004
you're a bona fide rarity you're
all I ever wanted, Southern liirl
"Southern dirl is followed by
"Priceless" and then a cool,
funky song called "Zee Devil
Which Icaliiics an almost polka-
sounding verse and a chorus that
reminds us "You should be care-
ful what you wish for
lor his part. Ilrandon Boyd
remains a smart, insightful
lyricist who will shock most
ol the music world by actu-
ally having something to say
for himself. The album centers
around the constant infiltration
of modern media into - well,
everything - and society's pre-
vailing penchant for elevating
anyone who can get themselves
on TV. His lyrics cover a wide
range from the optimistic to
clou might cynical, but he's
always able to steer clear of bad
rock cliches and unnecessary
alliteration unlike many other
writers
Hie Bottom Line: rood, but
not their best effort. I ans of the
band should buy it, everyone
else should stay tuned to MTV
lor further details.
Thh writer can be contacted at
1eatures@theeattcarolinian.com.
'Barbershop 2' offers
audiences few laughs
AMANDA LINQERFELT
FEATURFS EDITOR
So maybe tans ol the first
Barbershop weren't eagerly await-
ing the sequel as much as, say,
Laid 11 tlii- Kings or Harry fatten
but fans still crowded Use the-
ater on opening day, eager with
anticipation. What they got was a
film full of lukewarm humor and
forced acting.
Barbershop 2: Back in Busi-
ness picks up pretty much where
(he first one left off. Calvin (Ice
Cube) is still the owner of the
barbershop, and the store is still
an open forum for social and
political discussion.
However, the neighborhood
begins to see the effects of com-
mercialism with new coffee shops
and chain restaurants being put
up on every corner. The final
straw comes when Nappy Clutz,
a national barbershop chain, is
set to open directly across the
street from Calvin's shop.
Calvin and his barbershop
buddies begin a quest to improve
(he shop and save the neighbor-
hood from becoming a sell-out.
This movie proves that
rappers turned actors should
only do one thing stick to rap-
ping. Ice Cube and co-star Eve
don't come off as believable to
the audience. Their cutesy man-
nerisms and slapstick humor do
nothing hut cause viewers
to roll their eyes and beg for
something else.
Queen l.atifah is the one
exception to this rule. She plays
the role of Cina, a hairdresser at
a nearby beauty shop (the same
role that she will be playing in
her upcoming movie, The Beauty
Shop. Coincidence I think not).
This rapper-turned-actress shines
as a comeclic performer and it's a
shame that she wasn't featured
more in the film
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character, Eddie, takes the
comedy cake. Much like the first
movie, Eddie's cjuips about
politics and life in general carry
the entire movie. His com-
ments on R. Kelly, Bill Clinton
and Luther Vandross are the
only tilings making it worth
seven bucks.
While bringing back all
of Hie familiar faces from I he
lirst Barbershop, and adding
even more new ones to tin
mix (i.e. the eternally unfunny
Keenan Thompson as Calvin's
nephew), Barbershop 2 focuses
too much on the romantic and
personal sub-plots of minor
characters.
the Bottom Line: II a couple
of hilariously funny Cedric
(he Entertainer moments are
worth the ticket price, then help
yourself. Otherwise, you'll catch
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We have always thought of Tina
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now the 64-year-old singer and
practicing Buddhist will play a real
one - an Indian goddess, that is - in
a movie helmed by those masters of
the costume drama. Ismail Merchant
and James Ivory
Turner, who completed her farewell
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India. Tm ready to move onto another
kind of performance"
"I think Ismail (Merchant) chose me
because of my Shakti (strength)
within . I'm special in that I've had a
long run and I'm still here
CASH FAMILY STANDS GROUND
"Ring of Fire" has generated plenty
of grade-school-level humor
because of ils gastric applicability,
and now an advertising writer wants
to use Johnny Cash's hit to pitch
hemorrhoid-relief products
TV producer Sula Miller of Fort
Lauderdale, Fla, said she thought of
using the song, which was penned
by Cash's wife, June Carter Cash, and
Merle Kilgore. when she heard it on the
radio while she had the condilion.
But the Cash clan isn't having any of it
'We would never allow the song to be
demeaned like that Cash's daughter,
Rosanne. fold the Tennessean of
Nashville. "The song is about the
transformative power of love, and
that's what it has always meant to
me, and that's whal il will always
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COURIC'S NEW COIF
Today" show fans may have noticed a
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pixie NBC star is sporting some pretty
long bangs. And, according to a report
in Women's Wear Daily, they are there
not as a fashion statement so much as
camouflage Accordiiig to surgeon Cap
Lesesne. wearing long bangs is a good
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aging brow WWD says that no less a
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Trailer Bride to rock campus
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STEPHANIE BRINCEFIELD
STAFF WRITER
Rap and pop dominate the
music scene at ECU. A new
genre will be Introduced Friday,
Feb. 20. The ECU Student Union
will present Trailer Bride, a
country band who has toured
nationally throughout the
United States.
"Our goal is to generate dif-
ferent kinds of music that will
bring new faces to the festivities
said Amanda Trail, chairperson
of the Student Union popular
entertainment committee.
"We also want to bring music
that appeals to those who enjoy
the country sound
Trailer Bride is not your
average country band. Spooky,
swampy and Gothic are the
words most often used to
describe Trailer Bride's brand of
country blues.
Melissa Swingle, lead singer,
began her musical journey as the
third member of an all girl band
called Pussy Teeth.
At that time, Swingle had
Professor
little experience with the
guitar. After becoming pregnant,
Swingle was able to develop her
unique sound on the guitar and
learned to play exceptionally
well.
When Pussy Teeth eventu-
ally broke up, Swingle formed a
band with a man named Robp.t
and they formed the band
known today as Trailer Bride.
The two sifted through many
drummers until they found
Brian, who made the dynamic-
group complete.
After two years, the band
has become nationally known
for their exotic and enchanting
spin on country music.
Swingle's performance prom-
ises to be electric as she entices
the crowd with her distinctive
musical drawl. Her voice will
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ghosts in trees and other myste-
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Southern to the core,
Trailer Bride hypnotizes with
songs of sex, sin and redemp-
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organic and unruly, with nature
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Another quality that sets
Trailer Bride apart from the rest
is Swingle's ability to captivate
audiences with unique and
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"The quality of the music
really gets you out of your seal
and dancing Trail said.
Trailer Bride's latest album.
Hope is a Thing with Feathers,
is available now on Bloodshot
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Catholics cautioned about 'Passion' film reaction
(KR I i �fearful that Mel Gibson's film
The Passim �t the Christ will revive age-old
tension between Christiana and Jews over the
de.itli "I lestll Christ, U.S. bishops are issuing
strict instructions on how Catholics should view
the crucifixion.
A I50page booklet, The llible. the lews and
the Death of Jesus, will be released this week to every
diocese In the United States, instructing Catholics
mi the Vatican! position: That Jews were not
collective!) responsible for Christ's torture and
death.
It gives people instructions about what they
need to know about the passion and death of
( linst, said Bill Ryan, a spokesman in Washington
for the i s Conference of Catholic Bishops. "But it
is in no way a judgment on the film
The Passion, which is to be released Feb. 25, has
sparked Christian evangelical zeal and raised tear
among lews that the film's message could provoke
anti-Semitism.
Official Vatican policy for nearly 40 years has
been thai the lews were not collectively culpable
Icirhrist's death, despite some depictions in the
Gospels,
Gibson has said the script of his film is based
on the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
I hose Gospel! place part of the blame for the cru-
i Iflxion mi the Jews, both those living at the time
and future generations.
In the introduction to the booklet issued by
the Committee for Kcumenical Affairs of the
bishops' conference, the author, Bishop Stephen F
Bill re, quotes Irom an address by Pope John Paul
II in 1997.
The Catholic Church is concerned The Passion
of Christ wil cause conflicts with Jews.
"Erroneous and unjust Interpretations ol the
New Testament regarding the Jewish people and
their alleged culpability have circulated (in the
( liristian world) for too long, engendering feel-
ings of hostility toward this people
Scholars said the booklet, while not condemn-
ing the film, aims to set the record straight.
"The booklet is to reaffirm the church's posi-
tion and to say that because Mel Gibson has done
a film doesn't mean the church is changing its
fundamental teaching said Rev. Donald Senior,
a member of the Vatican's Pontifical Biblical Com-
mission and president of the Catholic Theological
Union in Chicago.
'The bishops are concerned that we could lost-
ground with our relationship with the Jewish com-
munity and the notion of collective responsibility
that has been repudiated. I don't know if the film
will reverse that. We have to see it and then make
that judgment said Senior.
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Kill Bill Volume 1- Starring Uma
Thurman. David Carradine and
Daryl Hannah QuentinTarantinos
fourth film is homage to kung fu
movies and exploitation flicks
about a former assassin known
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the day of her wedding, she s
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a former employer, along with her
child, groom-to-be and the rest of
her wedding circle However, she
survives, and five years later is off
to kill Bill Rated: Ft
Brother Outsider: the Life of Bayard
Rustin - Documentary on Bayard
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Carmike 12
50 First Dates - starring Adam
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Rated: PG-13
Against the Ropes - starring Meg
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of Jackie Kallen, a Jewish woman
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Along Came Polly - starring Ben
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Seymour Hoffman A newly wedded
husband (Stiller) is cheated on by his
wife during their Honeymoon Soon
after, he becomes involved in another
relationship with a free-spirited
woman named Polly (Aniston).
Rated: PG-13
Barbershop 2 - starring Ice Cube,
Cedric the Entertainer and Queen
Latifah Sequel to this fall's runaway
hit - spend another day with the crew
of Calvin's barbershop in the South
Side of Chicago Rated: R.
The Butterfly Effect - starring
Ashton Kutcher. Amy Smart and
Melora Walters A young man with
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The amazing story of the 1980 U. S.
Olympic hockey team, which stunned
the heavily favored Soviet squad in
the semifinals to advance to the
Championship game, inspiring the
famous question: "Do you believe in
miracles?" Rated: PG.
AGUILERA'S EBAY DIP
Wed like to thank the staff over at
Gawkercom for bringing this one to
our attention: Someone in the U.K. is
selling a thong belonging to Christina
Aguilera, as well as a 'sealed tub" of
pool water into which Miss Aguilera
took a dip during a photo shoot for
Maxim magazine.
If you like that sort of thing, the eBay
auction ends Wednesday, and the
leading bid as of Tuesday afternoon
was a tidy $561.44.
POP-TART DETENTE?
We think it would only be appropriate
for that other sweet pop tart, Britney
Spears, to buy Christina's pool water
And she just might. According to
MSNBC.com's "The Scoop the two
former Mouseketeers. who've been
feuding over the past months, may
bury the hatchet.
Christina reportedly sent Brit a letter
suggesting the pair become friends
again, and a source tells MSNBC.com
that Brit may well take her up on it.
No comments from either one of the
girls' reps
MOVIE-STARLET DETENTE?
The smackdown between Lindsay
Lohan and Hilary Duff may also be
over. The two former girlfriends of pop
doll Aaron Carter have been trading
insults for a while
The drama climaxed last month when
Duff, 16, reportedly kicked Lohan out
of the premiere of her flick, Cheaper
by the Dozen. But now Lohan, 17,
said it's time to move on. The star
of Confessions of a Teenage Drama
Queen told Diane Sawyer on ABC's
"Good Morning America" Tuesday the
spat is "silly" and "unnecessary" and
extended an olive branch to Duff.
DIARr STORK REPORT
The creator of Bridget Jones has
created a baby of her own. Helen
Fielding's rep said on Monday that the
author of Bridget Jones's Diary gave
birth to a boy in LA. Wednesday.
"It all went very well, and all three of us
are overjoyed Fielding and partner
Kevin Curran said. "The baby currently
has 12 names, but we are working on
narrowing it down a bit
Failed, failed, failed.
And then
PERSISTENCE
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SPORTS
RYAN DOWNEY
Sports Editor
TONY ZOPPO
Assistant Sports Editor
sports@theeastcarolinlan.com
252.328.6366
Announcements
Water Polo Tournament
The ECU women s club water polo team will travel to Richmond, Virginia
this weekend to participate in their first tournament of the season. The
Lady Pirates will square off against the University of Richmond, the
University of Virginia and James Madison University The ladies had one
tourney in November this past fall in Connecticut against Yale, Boston
University and Cornell They finished 1-3 overall with a victory coming
against Cornell in their second game against them The tournament this
weekend begins at 10 am on Saturday and the last game will be played
at 11:15 am on Sunday For those unfamiliar with the sport ot water polo,
positions include goalie, offensive players consist of a hole set (center)
and Iwo drivers (forwards) and defensive players also have a hole set
with two wings complementing either side of the pool
Smoke & Mirrors
Hollywood's Smoke and Mirrors. Fitness. Feb 25; 5-6pm Learn how
the media manipulate images to fit an unreal ideal. You may not believe
your eyes1 This interactive program includes a short video and discussion
on how to fight back and learn to recognize and respect our uniqueness.
ECU to host Hampton InnPirate Classic
The East Carolina Softball learn will host the 2004 Hampton InnPirate
Classic Ihis weekend Games will be played al both the ECU Softball Field
and D H Conley High School East Carolina will play all four of ils round-robin
games on its home field On Friday, the Pirates face Delaware at 10 am and
FairfieW at 12 p m ECU will then lake on George Mason al noon on Saturday,
followed by a game against Towson at 2 p.m. Each team will play each
other once and then be seeded into a single-elimination lournamenl which
will be held on Sunday The Pirates are 2-0-1 after playing three games at
the Triangle Classic in Raleigh this past weekend. ECU claimed victories
over both Virginia and Liberty, and earned a tie against Elon after play was
halted in the top ol the seventh due to adverse weather conditions
Sports Briefs
Men's golf finishes 14th at Pinar Intercollegiate
The East Carolina mens golf team finished 14th in its first tournament of
the spring season after posting a 54-hole total 923 al the UCFRio Pinar
Intercollegiate The tournament was being held at the par-72. 6,978-yard
course at the Rio Pinar Country Club in Orlando. Fla. The Pirates (39-47-3)
were one of 18 teams participating in the tournament along with: Davidson.
USF Oral Roberts. Mercer. Coastal Carolina. Lamar, Wofford, South Alabama,
Texas-Arlington. Kansas. Indiana. Richmond. Belmont. Middle Tennessee
State, Jacksonville. Florida Atlantic and host school Central Florida.
Iverson upset about not starting
Allen Iverson didnt take his removal from Philadelphia's starting lineup
lightly, and he let everyone know how he felt about 76ers interim coach Chris
Ford The star guard expressed his displeasure with Ford after Philadelphia
lost lo the Denver Nuggets 106-85 Tuesday night behind 28 points from
Carmelo Anthony Iverson, who missed Monday's practice and was held out
of the starting lineup by Ford, led the 76ers with 27 points and a season-
high 14 assists He entered the game with 439 left in the first quarter and
played 36 minutes overall Iverson said his plane was delayed after he
played In the All-Star Game in Los Angeles Ford, named head coach on
Feb 10, coached his second game with the Sixers on Tuesday. Ford didn t
respond to Iversons remarks, saying before the game he was benching
Iverson for an unexcused absence from practice
Van Horn won't play vs. Clippers
Keith Van Horn will not make his debut with the Milwaukee Bucks until
Saturday night against the Los Angeles Clippers Van Horn passed his
physical Tuesday, but the 6-foot-10 forward is returning lo New York to
attend to family matters He was acquired Sunday in a three-team trade thai
sent forward Tim Thomas to New York and center Joel Przybilla to Atlanta
Bucks coach Terry Porter said Van Horn would be back in Milwaukee in
lime for praclice Thursday That will give him two days of practice
Jurors in Williams' trial hear 911 call
Jurors in the manslaughter trial of former NBA star Jayson Williams heard
an audiotape of the frantic 911 call thai prosecutors say gives conflicting
accounts of the fatal shooting ot a limousine driver at Williams' home The
caller. Williams brother Victor, is heard telling an operator first that a man
has been shot then that the shooting was an accident and the man shot
himself Jayson Williams faces up lo 55 years in prison if convicted in the
Feb 14,2002 death of 55-year-old driver Costas "Gus" Christoli Williams, a
former center tor the New Jersey Nets, is accused of trying to make the death
look like a suicide and urging guests al his mansion to lie lo investigators
At the beginning ot the 911 call. Victor Williams tells the dispatcher that the
vtclim appears lo be alive He frantically urges others at the home to follow
the dispatcher s instructions to put pressure on the wound Later, he says
the victim does not appear to be breathing
Bulls officially waive Williams
The Chicago Bulls waived guard Jay Williams on Tuesday, two weeks after
reaching a contract buyout with the guard whose career is in jeopardy
tallowing a motorcycle accident NBA rules require a player to be put on
waivers after a team and the player make a settlement on their contract
The buyout was worth about $3 million Williams had two more years
worth, about $77 million, left on his onginal deal Williams was nding a new
motorcycle lasl June 19 when the bike got away from him and slammed
into a utility pole He severed a main nerve in his leg. fractured his pelvis
and tore three of the lour main ligaments in his left knee He spent two
weeks at a Chicago hospital before being transferred to Duke University
Medical Center, where he has been rehabbing Williams. 22, led Duke to
the national championship in 2001 He was drafted in the first round a year
later by the Bulls with great expectations He had his ups and downs as a
rookie, before finally losing his starting spot He averaged 9 5 points and
4 7 assists in 75 games as a rookie
Pirates cream Campbell 10-2
ECU blows game wide
open in third inning
BRENT WYNNE
STAFF WRITER
On a day in which the wind
chill dipped into the thirties, the
ECU hats never felt the affect of
the cold as the Pirates pounded
out ten runs oft of eleven hits to
send the Campbell Camels pack-
ing 10-2.
ECU opened the scoring in
the third with four runs oft ol
four hits and an error.
Billy Richardson reached via
the error by Camel third baseman
Nickl'opp to begin the big Inning
for the Pirates. After a sacrifice I ly
trorn Jamie Paige moved Richard-
son to second, Trevor l.awhorn
singled to right field to bring the
senior shortstop home for the
first run of the contest.
Trevor continued his incred-
ible start to the season by going
three lor three on the day, and
lipped his average to an astonish-
ing .531 to begin the year.
"Trevor's a good player, and
that's no fluke what he is doing
right now. lie gives us a lot of
energy and he is going to be an
important guy for us this season.
I tell you what, he is the guy we
The Pirates have started out the season with a well-balanced attack of both explosive offense
and power pitching. Delaware will come to town this weekend to challenge unbeaten ECU.
copy style of the previous inning.
Ryan Jones led off the frame with
a double to left and later scored
on a sac fly from Paige.
want at the plate right now said
head coach Randy Mai y
Alter the Rltl single from
Trevor, brother Darrly l.awliom
then singled to put the twins on
the corners with one away. Kyan
Norwood stepped to the plate
nest and delivered a single to lelt
that allowed Trevor to score.
A groundout by Drew
Cottanzothal produced another
run set the stage lor
Mark Mlnntcozl's RBI double
to kit the brought home Nor-
wood, pushing the Pirate lead
to 4-0.
ECU picked up the home half
of the fourth in almost carbon
Alter Trevor singled and
Darryl walked, Norwood drove
an outside fastball the other way
see BASEBALL page C3
ECU collects second C-USA victory
Wiley breaks out of
recent shooting slump
ROBERT LEONARD
STAFF WRITER
The ECU men's basketball
team picked up its second con-
ference win last night against
the (ireen Wave of Tula lie, 76-
66. Senior Derek Wiley led the
Pirates with a game high 22
points. Wiley was also perfect
from the three point line and
the foul line, going two-for-two
from long range and six-for-six
from the charity stripe
ECU started off with an early
lead of 10-4, but Tulane fought
back to tie the game at 10. The
Pirates would then go on a run
and increase their lead to 31-17.
At this point, it looked like the
Pirates would coast to an easy
victory, but sparked by a few
turnovers and a breakdown on
the defensive side of the court,
Tulane cut it to a 3-point half
time deficit.
"We were on the verge of
blowing them out said Head
Coach Bill llerrion. "But we
broke down defensively. I was
really disappointed by this
stretch
The second half started off
with Tulane dunk, which cut
the lead to one, and after eight
and a half minutes of play in the
second ball, the score was tied
S2-52. The Pirates would fight
back and after a Belton Rivers
three pointer, they would lead by
seven. ECU would not look back
from this point on and they did
something down the stretch they
haven't done all season - hit their
free throws.
The difference in this game
and previous games was the
Pirates ability to close out the
game.
" The game got close" I lerrion
explained. " But we finally made
plays"
three Pirates other than
Wiley scored in double figures.
Among those were Krroyl Bing
(12), Mike Cook (14) and Belton
Rivers (16). Bing also pulled
iltnn II rebounds or .i double-
double. Mike Cook continued
to look good at the point as he
dished out six assists and Moussa
Badia nne continued to dominate
the defensive end of the floor
recording six blocked shots.
Tulane Head Coach Shawn
linney was impressed with (he
play of Badiaiineon the defensive
end of the court.
Rivers had a 16-point game against Tulane last night.
" Badianne changed so many
shots linnev said. "He caused
us lo really start looking over our
shoulder
The Pirates now have two
conference wins and Tulane
has only three, which helps
the Pirates mission to make the
C-USA tournament. The victory
not only puts F.CU one step closer
to the tourney, but also gives
them an all-important tiebreaker
with the (ireen Wave.
The writer can be reached at
sporti@theeastcarolinian. com.
Lady Pirates on two-game road swing
Women in midst of six-
game losing streak
ERIC GILMORE
STAFF WRITER
ECU will hit the road this
weekend and travel to Cincin-
nati tor a match-up Friday, before
heading to Louisville on Sunday.
The Lady Pirates have dropped six
straight after starting Conference
USA with five straight wins.
I he ECU women (14-10,
5-6) need to grab at least one
conference win this weekend lor
seeding implications In the con-
ference tournament. The Lady
Pirates are currently holding the
eighth spot in the conference
standings. I'hey are only one
game above USF and would like
to create some breathing room
with wins this weekend.
DePaul and Houston are in
a two-way tie for the confer-
ence lead at 10-1. DePaul is cur-
rently ranked No. 11, the highest
ranking ever for a C-USA team.
Houston and TCU are both cur-
rently ranked in the top 20 in
the nation, which marks the first
time that three C-USA teams are
in the top 20. Ihe I ady Pirates
will expect a big effort from
senior forwardcenter Courtney
Willis. Willis bumped ha sc oring
average up last weekend when she
went for 40 and 23 respectivelv
The Lady Pirates have struggled in conference play.
She is averaging 19.1 points and
9.8 rebounds pei game.
Those totals are good lor
fourth in the conference in both
categories. Ihe standout senior
moved Into sixth place all-time
in Lady Pirate career-scoring,
passing Lydla, Roundtree. Willis
needs just S3 points to move into
the top live.
Jennifer Jackson wants to put
hei name in the ECU books also.
She needs lour points to join 17
Other I ady I'irales scoring 1,000
points for a career. Jackson just
missed a career-high against TCU
by scoring 29. Two days later, she
scored a game-high 24 against
Houston. The Farmville, Va.
native scored IS of her 24 points
in the first half. The junior guard
is also averaging 15.4 points per
game and 6.7 rebounds, which
puts her at second on the team
in both categories.
The Lady Pirates will have
their best chance at a victory
when they take on the Cincinnati
Bearcats. Ihe University of Cin-
cinnati (12-13,3-8) currently sits
at tenth in the conference and is
one of four teams yet to secure
a bid lor the conference tourna-
ment. Cincinnati split their con-
ference games last weekend by
defeating Southern Miss before
falling lo lowly Tulane.
Cincinnati will be led by scor-
ing threat Valarie King. King just
became the second player in UC
history to reach the 2,000-point
'3 mark when she scored 22 points
at Southern Miss. King shot 70
�. percent from behind the arc on
the weekend to move into eighth-
� place in Division I-A history with
�112 three pointers. King averages
14.2 points per game.
Ihe leading scorer on UC's
club is actually Debbie Merrill
who will have to contend with
Willis in the paint. Merrill aver-
ages 15.2 points and 7.5 rebounds
per game. ECU and Cincinnati
see BASKETBALL page C4
TCU to visit Greenville this Saturday
Pirates looking at
another critical series
TRENT WYNNE
STAFF WRITER
Starting a conference
season at 1-10 may have most
teams banging their bead
in defeat and giving up on
the season. The Pirates are a
difierent ball team, however, who
have suffered heartbreaker after
heartbreaker, played gnat
basketball night in and
night out and are not
playing like a I-10 team.
"We're still determined to
make the tournament said
senior guard Derrick Wiley.
"We're still motivated no
matter how everybody else
might look at it. We've got
confidence, we're motivated.
We've just got to keep playing
hard and make shots
Wiley and the Pirates'
determination have put
them in good position
to win several games in
conference pdy
this year, the latest
coming at UAB on Saturday.
"I just think the
competition has a lot to do with
our losses� Ihis is probably the
best and most balanced this
league has ever been said ECU
head coach, Bill llerrion.
"The difference is, these
other teams have guys that
are stepping up late in games
and making plays. We haven't
had that guy, and I think
that's what's hurt us
Although the Pirates played
tough enough to win those
games, t hey now find themselves
in a light position late in the
conference season.
"Obviously, we're get-
ling down to the nitty-gritty.
So il we want to get to the Con-
ference USA tournament, we
have to win these games down
the stretch said llerrion.
Ihe I'irales are defi-
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Stanford at top spot in tec rankings Carmen Policy: Clarett might
be only beneficiary of ruling
Duke sacked by Pack
BRANDON HUGHES
SENIOR WRITER
. The Stanford Cardinals have
overtaken the No. 1 ranking after
former top seed Duke was upset
OV� the weekend by NC State.
Stanford remains undefeated and
should slay that way with games
this week against USC (10-12)
and UCLA (10-11).
St. loseph's leap-frogged the
Blue Devils into the No. 2 spot
and are also unbeaten. Only a
major letdown will prevent the
Hawks from wrapping up the
regular season unblemished.
Some scoff at a soft schedule, but
the Hawks continue to dominate
their opponents night In and
night out and many are begin-
ning to realize just how talented
St loseph's really is.
Duke falls back after a
disappointing defeat at the hands
of the NC State Wolfpack. The
pressure defense the Blue
Devils prided themselves on
disappeared in Kaleigh as a sea
of red rushed the floor after a
78-74 win.
Mississippi State continues to
climb the polls as they come in
at No. 4 this week. The Bulldogs'
sole loss came after a last-second
tip-in by Kentucky. The upstart
squad should coast to a SK: regu-
lar season title.
Pitt has been near the top of
the list for most of the season
and certainly deserve their No.
5 ranking after beating confer-
ence foe Connectil Ut 75-68 last
week The Panthers still have two
tough tests remaining against
Providence and Syracuse
Oklahoma State has been
steamrolling over oppo-
nents, including in-state rival
Oklahoma earlier in the week.
The Cowboys have won 10
straight since their only confer-
ence loss to lc,is lee h.
Once known as a peren-
nial "Cinderella" team come
tournament time, Gonzaga is
starting to become a household
name in the TEC fop lO.TheZags
are steadily climbing with their
Only losses lii o. 1 Stanford and
No. 2 St. Joseph's
Head coach Tubby Smith's
Wildcats fall to No. 8 alter ,i
tough 74-68 loss io Georgia.
Ranked No.I earlier in the
season, Kentucky has had an
up and down ride, hut still find
themselves in the top 10 with just
four losses.
Texas sneaks into the
rankings at No. 9 even after a
78-77 loss to Iowa State. The
I onghoms center James Thomas
has been a major disappointment
this season. Once hailed as an
All-American candidate after
averaging 11.3 points and 11.0
rebounds as a junior, the senior
has scored in double figures just
twice this season and both points
and rebound production have
been cut nearly in half.
IJ-Conn is holding I he No. 10
spot barely after two big losses to
Notre Dame and Pitt. The I luskies
have five ls on their schedule but
will have a shot at revenge against
the lighting Irish on let). 21.
This writer can be contacted at
sports&theeas tcarolinian. com.
TEC Top Ten
Rank TeamRecord Points
1Stanford (6)21-0120
2St. Josephs'22-0109
3Duke21-2107
4Miss. St.21-1106
5Pittsburgh23-293
6Oklahoma St20-290
7Gonzaga21-289
8Kentucky17-472
9Texas17-462
10Louisville19-561
Baseball
BEREA,Ohk(KRT) Ohio State
sophomore tailback Maurice Clarett
has always been somewhat ot I lone
wolf. Cleveland Browns president
Carmen Policy thinks that might
be the case again.
Policy said Tuesday that
Clarett might be the onlj
beneficiary ol U.S.
District Court Judge Shira
Scheindlin's Feb. 5 ruling
declaring the nit's requirements
to enter the draft a violation of
antitrust law.
"I think that deci-
sion is so preliminary and
short-lived, it's not going to have a
chance to impact the
league Policy said.
"It may only Impact
the league in terms of one
player in this dralt and that's
Maurice Clarett I believe from a
legal standpoint the division will be
reversed in the court ot appeals"
The Nil's request to
Scheindlin for a stay was rejected,
and the league has not yet taken
its case to the Second Circuit
Court of Appeals in New York.
An appeal isn't likely to impact
Clarett, who will attend the
league-scouting combine.
which opens Wednesday
and runs through Tuesday in
Indianapolis,
Clarett's attorney, Alan
Milstein, said Monday thai
Clarett has hired an agent, which
would mean he has forfeited his
remaining college eligibility.
"It's the Nil's position
that our college dralt, includ-
ing the qualifications, is part
and parcel ol our collective
bargaining agreement. And a col-
lective bargaining agreement can
take the parties beyond the normal
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Maurice Clarett pushed his way into the upcoming NFL draft.
restrictions that areca-ated by anti-
trust law and they sirperecdc the anti-
trust provisions Policy said, when
asked why he felt so strongly that the
ruling would I' overturned.
The leagues rule thai a player's
high school class mustbethreeyears
removed from graduation for him to
I k eligible for the draft is not printed
intheHA, but the Nil. argued that
it was mutually agreed ujxm by the
players association.
If Policy's prediction doesn't
come true, Browns coach Butch
Davis worries about the ruling's
impact on colleges.
"I think it's a bad ruling
from the standpoint that for
every one successful guy there's
going to Ik'50 guys who are going to
make a tragk mistake Davis said.
"They're going to give up
their college career, they're going
to give up their college educa-
tion, they're not going to make
it in the Nil. if but lor a very
limited amount ol time.
I don't think they havea great appre-
ciation tor how tough am 11 low physi-
cal and how long and what a grind
20 to 2A games in the NIT can be on
an 18 19 20-year old kid
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to right lield, ushering in Trevor
for 6-0 lead.
Costanzo then ripped a 2
RBI single that allowed Darryl
and Norwood to scoot home lor
the Pirates, increasing the advan-
tage to 8-0.
"We were pretty efficient
today, with the number of hits
almost matching the number ot
runs. We aren't leaving as many
guys on as we did last weekend
said Mazey, "I told the guys, that
today was our best offensive
output since I've been at IT
The Pirate pitchers didn't
have to he great today in order to
get the win, but starting pitcher
( arter 1 larrell refused to turn in a
sub-par performance as bedazzled
the crowd with his outing. Har-
lell pitched five scoreless innings
only allowing two hits and one-
walk, while striking out six.
With the win, llarrell
improves to 2-0 on the season.
ECU used four different
pitchers against Campbell and
the quartet combined to allow
only two runs, both coming in
a three hit eighth inning lor the
Camels.
the Pirates improve to4-don
the season heading as the head
into this weekend's series against
perennial power Delaware. ECU
will play three games against the
Blue Hens starting on Friday at .�
p.m. and continuing on Satur-
day and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 1
p.m. respectively. Tickets are still
available.
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sports&theeas tcarolinian. com.
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SaraMVm & Tall
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Wright Auditorium
A touching new musical based on
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When Papa places an ad for someone to care for his grieving children after
mama dies, unconventional Sarah arrives on the prairie. Although she seems
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IICLAST CAROLINIAN � SPORTS
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Eastern Conference suffers coach casualties
LOS ANGEI is (KITT) -Oui-
ipoken I N I analyst ami former
NBA great Charles liarkley play-
fully patted the hack o( former
New Jersey Nets coach llyron
Siott last week and told him he
was checking tor knife wounds
left by his "bBCkstabbtng play-
ers.
Since last season, Scott is just
one of 14 Eastern Conference
coaching casualties to tall prey
to those NBA serial murderers
known as "coach killers
Atlanta Hawks coach Terry
Stotts, who replaced I .on Kruger
on Dec. 26, 2002, is the only one
left standing from last season.
At 18-35 and with new owners
coming in. Stotts' might soon
become victim No. IS.
Whether it's impatient gen-
eral managers, egotistical new
director of operation), I'lirnout
or petulant superstars, coaches
arc becoming a vanishing breed
in the weaker Eastern Confer-
ence, where only five teams took
mordsot .500 or better into the
All-star break
"Nothing really surprises
me the way things are going
said cities All-Star guard I'aul
Pierce, who was stunned when
Boston coach Jim O'Brien sud-
denly resigned last month due to
personnelpersonal differences
with new Ixiss Danny Ainge.
"I probably couldn't name
live- coaches trout the East
O'Brien was replaced by jssis-
tan! John Carroll. Who
None of theses en midseason
coaching changes were more a
product ot player insurrection
than the dismissal of Scott, who
had led the Nets to consecutive
NBA finals and tirst place (22-
20) in the watered-down Atlan-
tic beforeGM Rod rttorn pulled
the plug.
As for ids growing reputation
as a coach killer, All-Star point
guard Jason Kidd was given
credit for the assist that led to
Scott's dismissal
Kidd has also been blamed
for getting his college coach
Lou CampanelU tired midway
during his freshman season at
Call as well as for dividing the
('s in Dallas i Kidd, Jim Jackson
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and Jamal Mashhurnl in the late
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"The only thing we run In
the league is up and down the
floor Kidd said during All-Star
media day on Friday.
"II you get traded, do they
feel guilty?"
"from you guys (media),
in my case I've always heen a
coat h killer. Instead, I've been a
coach maker, because If you look
at the stats, ot all the coaches I
played for, they got fired after
I leftexcept the one that just
took place
As if flicking on a light
switch tlu Nets have reeled off
Id consecutive victories, nine
with new coach Lawrence frank
at the helm, to tie.) record lor the
best start by a new coach.
"Everybody loved Coach
Scott or we wouldn't have gotten
to the finals, things got real stag-
nant Kidd continued
"In the last two weeks we
gamed that confidence, a sort
ot cockiness we needed to have
to he on center stage. (Frank)
reminded us
7rcrs superstar Allen Iverson,
whose tardiness and distaste lor
practice drove former Philadel-
phia coach I arry Brown crazy
and to Detroit after six tumul-
tuous years, said that players
should feel blue when their
coach gets a pink slip
A few games after Iverson
publicly ripped his teammates
loi ,i lack of heart, Brown's suc-
( essor Randy Avers was fired fol-
lowing just .S2 games (21-tlJ and
replaced by retread Chris lord.
"We had a lot to do with
Handy getting fired the five-
time All-Star guard admitted.
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have met only four times and
just twice since 1983, with UC
winning both meetings
I he women will face a
tough game on Sunday when
thev are set to laic I oiusc ille
Ihe Cardinals (16-8. 8-3) are
currently tied lor fourth place
in the conference standings.
I ouisville is the hottest team
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si straight conference wins
Including a victor over No. 7
Houston in overtime. Sara Nord,
who is averaging 17.8 points per
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I in- senior is ,i Nani v I iber-
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the Week when she helped lead
her team to wins over I Alt and
USt. Nord is one of three Cards
to have started each game this
yea I
laov ington will give
the I ady I'irates a threat to deal
with in the post.ov ington has
recorded eight double-doubles
this year as she averages 16.5
points and 7.7 rebounds per
game.
I he l.ady I'irates will con-
clude their regular season when
Ibec travel to play Charlotte,
a team they beat by 25 earlier
I his year. I he I ady I'irates have
dim bed a spol in the Confer-
ence tournament, which will
I.ike place in Dallas-lorl Worth
Feb. 4-9.
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from page C2
Saturday
nitelv getting down lo the
"nitty-gritty They will
lai e a tough rCU oppo-
nent Saturday in Minges
( obseum, another game with
serious postseason implii Btions.
With their huge
blowout win of Louisville
on luesdav night (71-46), the
Horned I rogs moved to 6-5 in
conference play, TCU did
not have an) impressive
wins on the season before
this point, which is why
the spanking ol the
( ardinals was a huge shock to
t lie i ollege basketball nation.
I he Horned 1 rogs are a
very perimeter oriented team
as one-third ol their shots
have heen jacked up from
behind the arc this season.
Guardsorey Santee and
Marcus Shropshire lead the
team in sioriug and pose
the biggest threat from out-
side.
If the I'irates can
contain these shoot-
ers, they have a chance at
winning anot herritical
game.
"I'm very proud of the way
these kids are playing right now.
I don't think I could get any
more out ol them, effort-wise
said llerrion.
"We've just got to go out and
find a way to win a game
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The East Carolinian, February 19, 2004
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East Carolina's student-run campus newspaper was first published in 1923 as the East Carolina Teachers College News (1923-1925). It has been re-named as The Teco Echo (1925, 1926-1952), East Carolinian (1952-1969), Fountainhead (1969-1979), and The East Carolinian (1969, 1979-present). It includes local, state, national, and international stories with a focus on campus events.
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February 19, 2004
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