The East Carolinian, February 24, 2004

Volume 79 Number 120
February 24, 2004
ECU community reacts to second dorm rape
Police increase patrols
in residence halls
ECU will be stepping up
security following the rape that
occurred in the laundry room of
Belk residence hall early Tuesday,
Feb. 16. New security cameras
will be added in the future as
well, police said
The rape - the second in a
month - was reported by an 18-
year-old woman.
According to the ECU Police
Department, unlike the first
assault, they have a description
and have put out flyers around
campus listing the assailant's
physical description.
The flyer describes the
suspect as a black male in his
early 20s with short hair and a
muscular build. The report also
says he has a "beer belly" and
a small patch of hair under his
lower lip.
ECU Police Chief Robert C.
Stroud said they still do not have
a suspect in the crime. ECU police
said the student didn't report the
assault until 22 hours later. ECU
Crime Prevention Sgt. Amy Davis
said crucial evidence may have
been lost during that time.
"We still don't have any
leads. Nobody has come forward
yet, and we have no witnesses to
give information said Stroud.
Police said even before the
first rape, which occurred at
White Hall on Jan. 19, a plan was
put in effect to place surveillance
cameras throughout the dorms.
Stroud said the first cameras
will be placed around the College
Hill area and the surrounding
parking lots.
Immediately following the
rape, police said they tightened
"We increased the patrols in
dorms last week, using off-duty
officers around the College Hill
area Stroud said.
Davis said the cameras will
be useful in catching people who
violate the residence hall's escort
Safety Tips
Stay alert. Be aware of your
surroundings at all times.
If something doesnl seem right
to you then It probably Isn't.
Be aware of suspicious Indi-
viduals In or around the
residence halls.
Call the police department If
you suspect someone
is committing a crime.
"The cameras will basically
be put in each of the residence
halls to crack down on people
that aren't students
Davis could not comment
on how long it would take for
the installations to be com-
Meredith Sanner, freshman
see SECURITY page A6
Administrators propose
new security measures
A month after the first rape
this semester and only days
after the second, administra-
tors announced their plan to
combat the breach of security
in residence halls.
Carrie Moore, vice chan-
cellor for student life, said
he directed housing staff to
evaluate policies, equipment
and to implement new safety
Staff will be assessing each
hall for any areas that may be
more isolated, said Wa. Miller,
interim director of campus
Areas in certain dorms like
laundry rooms will be closed off
over the next few weeks so staff
can assess the need for panic
buttons in the areas.
Administrators are also
Spring graduates will celebrate their completion on Saturday, May, 8 with a dual ceremony in Minges Coliseum
Final decision made on graduation
Minges sets the stage for
dual spring ceremony
With spring graduation less than
three months away, many students
wonder how May's commencement
ceremony will compare to last Decem-
Following a successful graduation
last fall, students and faculty were asked
to provide feedback on the ceremony's
new setup.
"After careful consideration of the
input provided by students, faculty and
the administration of ECU, the deci-
sion regarding spring commencement
is to have two ceremonies in Minges
Coliseum on Saturday, May 8, 2004
said Interim Chancellor William Shel-
Liz Shilliday Johnston, director for
Department for Disability Support and
commencement co-chair, said they
know they won't make every student
happy, but they're trying to please as
many students as possible.
"I really appreciate the fact that the
university officials are actually getting
involved in what the student preferences
are for graduation said Natasha Chad-
wick, senior special education major.
"I'm sure that the families will be
pleased to know that even at a large uni-
versity, the school took the time to have
each student properly recognized
With more than 1,600 students
involved in 11 different colleges and
departments, the main ceremonies
will be held in Minges Coliseum to
help provide plenty ol seating.
There is no limit to the number of
guests per graduate, but seating will be
first come, first serve, and no tickets will
be issued to guests for admission.
The first ceremony will be held lor
the Colleges of Education, Human Ecol-
ogy, Health and Human Performance,
Technology and Computer Science,
The Schools of Allied Health Science,
Nursing and Brody School of Medicine.
The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. on
Saturday, May 8 In Minges Coliseum,
Graduates in the Thomas Harriot
College of Arts and Sciences, College
of Business and the College of line
Arts and Communication will hold
their ceremonies at 2 p.m.
The alternate plan was to continue
the traditional ceremonies for under-
graduate and graduate students. The
ceremony would allow students to
only receive recognition through their
"The traditional way also posed the
major issue of overcrowding Shelton
"With two separate ceremonies, the
schools and departments could recog-
nize individual students and perform
the hooding ceremonies for Master's
As with past graduations, during
Commencement Week, several colleges,
schools and departments will decide to
honor their tradition of holding a unit
recognition ceremony on campus to
further recognize the graduates.
"I'm really excited that they took
what we said into consideration, I
think this decision is going to please
everybody, especially students and their
families said Emily Banks, senior biol-
ogy major.
'Graduation is a sacred thing,
important to many people. I'm glad
ECU recognizes that
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news@theeas tcarolinian. com.
debating moving away from
multiple entrances and allocat-
ing single entrance doors.
Security officers or video
entrance monitors may also be
Residence halls on College
Hill are not protected by video
surveillance, but officials put in
a request for almost 35 cameras
to monitor the area.
In the next week, resident
advisers in each hall will
conduct sessions reviewing
safety procedures.
Certain residence hall proce-
dures, including the prohibition
of residents letting individuals
in without a key, has been a hard
rule for residents to follow.
(�ary Raub, father of fresh-
man speech pathology major
Megan Raub, said control-
ling access to residence hall
doors is a matter that
should be . addressed.
"I have seen plenty of people
be passed in even I have
been passed in said Raub.
"My daughter, who lives in
to know
Telephone numbers to
help protect you and
your neighbors:
Police Emergency 911
ECU Police Department non-
emergency 328-6787
Brody School of Medicine
Security 744-2247
Public Safety Escort (main
campusl 328-6787
Public Safety Escort Iwest
campusl 744-2247
Jones, won't do her studying on
the floor with the laundry area
closest to the door because people
are always knocking to get in
Patrol Major Frank Knight
said the police department
is working with university
housing to determine how to cut
see RAPE page A6
Bone marrow, blood drive
will benefit area hospitals
Varun Axuja, freshman nursing major, helps replenish low blood
supplies during his visit to a blood drive in Mendenhall.
Campus community
given chance to help
save ECU student's life
The Chancellor's Staff Senate
Diversity Committee will spon-
sor a bone marrow and blood
drive this week to help replenish
the decreasing blood supply in
the Carolinas and help a local
student in need of a bone marrow
Students are encouraged to
donate blood of all types Feb. 24
and Feb. 25 in Mendenhall Stu-
dent Center from noon - 6 p.m.
"The goal this February is to
get 100 pints of blood per day
to help the blood supply said
Debbie Page, account manager
for Pitt County.
The blood received from
this drive goes to support the
Mid-Atlantic Regional Blood
Bank, which supplies blood for
54 hospitals.
Pitt County Community Hos-
pital is one of the hospitals that
needs blood the most.
"The blood supply is so low
now they can't even give it to
Hospitals, and we have less than
a half a day's supply of Type O
negative blood, Page said.
Blood Types t) and B are espe-
cially needed.
"Type O donors are the first
line of defense for trauma vic-
tims said Dr. Tom l.ugas.
"Until a blood type can be
verified, Type t) is used to keep
victims alive because it can be
transfused safely for all blood
Type O negative is the uni-
versal recipient and will ben-
efit anybody who needs a blood
Page encourages students and
faculty to donate and to bring a
drivers license or OneCard for
Donors need to eat an
adequate meal, drink plenty of
fluids, be at least 17 years of age
and weigh more than 110 lbs.
A new addition to this blood
drive is the request for bone
marrow donors, of which the
criteria slightly differs.
"Bone marrow donors should
be 18-60 years of age and in
good health to join the National
Marrow Donor Program Regis-
try said Dawn Welles of the
American Red Cross.
"Also, you're still able to
donate even if you've had a recent
tattoo, have visited overseas
recently or if you have anemia
This particular bone marrow
drive especially encourages Afri-
can American students to par-
ticipate because student Maritza
Johnson is suffering from Acute
Myeloid Leukemia, and chances
of finding a compatible donor
are higher for people of the same
"Around 30 percent of
African Americans suffering
from leukemia and other life-
threatening diseases will find a
matching donor in their family.
The remaining 70 percent come
from unrelated individuals
Welles said.
It is possible for an African
American patient to match a
see BONE page A6
Black History Awareness
"throughout February
-O The Southern Christian Leadership C oufcrence was formed with Martin Luther King Jr. as president on Feb. 14, 1957.
O Aug. 28, 1963 Martin Luther King Jr. delieretl his "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington, D.C.
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more about Martha Stewart appearance
In court yesterday.
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The SCT Banner, a new $16 mutton
networking system, was discussed In
Monday night In Hendrtx Theatre.
page B1
An ECU professor works toward
canptetton of hts movie, "Chicks 101
which features local talents.
page B5
EClTs baseball team beat out the
Delaware Blue Hens in a three-game
SGtlGS SW66p.
Don't forget to attend the
lecture, "Why the Abortion
Issue Is so Dffflcur tonight;�
7:30 pm In 1032 Bate.

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HRT Discussion
Phi Kappa Phi hosts a panel discussion on the merits of Hormone
Replacement Therapy today at 6 p m in the Willis Building auditorium.
Whichard Lecture
William Lycan. humanities professor, will lecture on "Why the Abortion
Issue is so Difficult" tonight at 7:30 p m in 1032 Bate.
Government Information Research
The Joyner Library Government Documents and Microforms Department
will hold the second of three workshops on research using government
information today from 2 p.m - 2:45 p m in 1021 Joyner The session is
open to all and no registration is required.
Ecology Lecture
Doug Crawford Brown, director of the Carolina Environmental Program at
UNC-CH, will speak on "Modeling the Ecology of Infectious Disease: The
Neuse River Estuary" today from 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm. in 144 Science
and Technology Building
Bone MarrowBlood Drive
The Chancellor's Staff Senate Diversity Committee will sponsor a blood
and bone marrow drive today and Wednesday from noon - 6 p.m. in the
Mendenhall Multi-Purpose Room.
Lunchtime Learning Series
The lunchtime learning series on Wednesday at noon in 204 Joyner East
will feature Charlie Justice speaking on improvements and enhancements
to the ECU e-mail system Faculty, staff and students can attend
How to Work a Job Fair
Career Services presents a workshop on how to work a job fair Wednesday
from 5 p.m - 6 p.m in 129 Speight
Domestic Violence Forum
The School of Social Work will sponsor a community form on domestic
violence in the eastern North Carolina African-American community,
Thursday from 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m in Hendrix Theatre
Resume Blitz
Career Services presents a Resume Blitz, where students can have their
resumes critiqued on site Thursday from 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. in 129 Speight
Doing Business with Government
A session on how existing business can set up and get contracts with
local, state and federal government will be held Thursday from noon - 2
p m in the Willis Building Conference Room
Education Career Fair
There will be an Education career tair Friday from 9 am.
noon in
Fulbright Lecture
Shagufa Kapadia from New School University will speak on adolescent-
parent relationships in India Friday from 10 am -11 am in218ARagsdale
Resume Workshop
Career Services offers a resume-writing workshop on Monday, March
1. from 830 am - 915 am in the Student Professional Development
Sophomore Survey
Students who have completed 45-60 credit hours, 30 from ECU. must
take the Sophomore Survey before pre-registering (or summer or fall 2004
semesters The survey will be available on OneStop beginning March 3
English TAG Lecture
Biodun Jeyifo. English professor at Cornell University, will speak at the
annual English TAG lecture Thursday. March 4, at 7 pm in 1031 Bale
Jeyifo's lecture is titled. "On Being Anglophone Now Meditations on
Globalization. Language and Desire" A reception will follow the lecture
Carter Center Internships
Peter Mather, director of educational programs for The Carter Center in
Atlanta, Ga. will hold an information session on internship opportunities
Friday. March 5. in 221 Mendenhall from 10 30 a m - noon The session
is open to all faculty and students who are interested in international
development and humanitarian issues
SRC Family Fun Day
The Department of Recreational Services and the Office for Adull and
Community Students will co-sponsor Family Fun Day on Saturday. March
6 from 10 am -3pm 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 Wilenlz at
328 6678 or wilentzgfflmailecuedu
Daily Reflector Scholarship
Students interested in media-related careers can apply lor two o( the
annual $2,500 James M Cox Jr Foundation Scholarships offered by The
Daily Reflector Applicants must be a junior at ECU with a minimum ol 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 Brvd For more information contact Morris at 328-9573.
News Briefs
UNC Instructor apologizes
for e-mail criticizing student
CHAPEL HILL (AP) - A lecturer at
Ihe University of North Carolina has
apologized for sending a stinging e-
mail to her students about one of their
classmates who said he opposed
Still, the message has provoked
controversy on campus and a
request by U.S. Rep Walter Jones for
investigations by state and federal
officials And university officials have
said they will monitor the class for
The instructor. Elyse Crystall. sent
the message Feb. 6 to students in
her "Uterature and Cultural Diversity"
class after one student said during
a class discussion that he opposed
"What we heard Thursday at the end
of class constitutes hate speech'
and is completely unacceptable, it
has created a hostile environment
she wrote
She referred to the student by name,
saying he was a perfect example
of the topic of discussion: privilege.
She called him "a white, heterosexual,
Christian male" who "can feel
entitled to make violent, heterosexist
comments and not feel marked or
threatened or vulnerable"
Crystall apologized to the class
Monday in another e-mail, saying
her earlier message "crossed a line
and inhibited free discussion
"And I am sorry if anyone was offended
by my e-mail: my intention was to
promote respectful conversation
among us, not to censor anyone We
should not make specific examples of
anyone, and I should not have named
Commuter airline resumes
in- house repairs a year after
Charlotte crash
CHARLOTTE (AP) - The commuter
airline whose plane crashed on
takeoff in Charlotte 13 months
ago, killing all 21 aboard, will stop
outsourcing routine maintenance on
its aircraft
National Transportation Safety Board
investigators believe mechanics in
Huntington, W.Va working under
contract for Air Midwest made
mistakes that contributed to the deadly
crash. Under federal regulations, Air
Midwest was responsible for the
outsourced maintenance on US
Airways Express Right 5481, which
crashed on Jan 8,2003
"After an accident like that, you
reassess said Jonathan Ornstein,
chief executive of Air Midwest's parent
company. Mesa Air Group.
Within months, the airline will again
do all of its own routine overnight
maintenance, an airline spokesman
The NTSB will present its conclusions
on Thursday in Washington about
what caused Ihe crash The board
will likely focus on maintenance and
the planes weight and balance.
Democrats quick to label
Nader a spoiler as he runs for
president again
WASHINGTON (AP) - For months,
Democrats, longtime friends and
former supporters ol Ralph Nader
have urged him not to make another
run for president.
Now that the consumer advocate has
formally declared his candidacy as an
independent, many Democrats fear a
repeat of the 2000 race, when Nader
was blamed by some for taking just
enough votes away from Al Gore to
secure a razor-thin victory for George
W Bush,
Nader rejects the spoiler label as a
"contemptuous" term used by those
who want to deny voters a choice.
Declaring Washington a "corporate-
occupied territory he has accused
both Democrats and Republicans
of being dominated by corporale
lobbyists who care little about the
needs of ordinary Americans.
Nader, who turns 70 this week,
was to lay out his campaign
themes-including universal health
care, campaign finance reform,
fighting poverty and addressing
environmental concerns-at a news
conference Monday in Washington
before campaigning in Texas later
this week.
"It's a question between both
parties flunking One with a D
the Republicans, one with a D.
the Democrats, and it's time
to change the equation and
bring millions of American people
into the political arena said
Nader on NBC's "Meet the
Press where he made his
announcement Sunday
Five sailors still missing
after collision causes
Mississippi River chaos
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Rescuers
held out faint hope of finding survivors
among five sailors whose boat sank
in fog over the weekend in a collision
with a container vessel that paralyzed
traffic in the Mississippi River.
Commercial divers were to search the
partially submerged supply boat Lee
III on Monday, and authorities hoped
a salvage crew could remove it from
the channel so river traffic could
"The Coast Guard continues to search
for survivors for as long as possible
and finding people alive is the first
and foremost priority said Petty
Officer Jonathan McCool, a Coast
Guard spokesman.
Dozens of large ships and thousands
of cruise passengers trying to get to
or away from New Orleans as Mardi
Gras fever builds up to a climax have
been stranded while authorities
mount a rescue mission.
The 178-foot Lee III sank on a foggy
Saturday morning in the Southwest
Pass, the only channel up the
Mississippi River deep enough for
large oceangoing vessels. The ship
lay about 80 miles southeast of New
Orleans, near where the river empties
into the Gulf of Mexico.
Marines to Secure
U.S. Embassy in Haiti
CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti (AP) - Fifty
U.S. Marines were headed to
Haiti on Monday to protect the
American Embassy and diplomats
after rebels overran Haiti's second-
largest city and began detaining
supporters of President Jean-
Bertrand Aristide
Western diplomats, speaking on
condition of anonymity, said the
Marines were called for after rebels
threatened to attack the capital, Port-
au-Prince, soon.
Palestinians open case at World
Court seeking end to Israel's
security barrier
THE HAGUE, Netherlands
(AP) - The Palestinians opened
their case against Israels West
Bank barrier in the world court
on Monday, a landmark hearing
that brings Israel's policies
before an international tribunal for
the first time.
The hearing started a day after
a Palestinian bomber killed
eight Israelis and wounded dozens
on a Jerusalem bus in an attack that
Israeli officials said underscored
the need for the barrier The Al
Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade, an armed
group with ties to Yasser Arafat's
Fatah movement, claimed
The 15-judge International Court
of Justice planned three days
of hearings into the barrier
starting Monday, with all of the
participants expected to harshly
criticize the fence. Israel, the
United States and the European
countries that oppose the
court's intervention, refused to
But much of the action was
taking place outside the
historic Peace Palace, where
thousands of pro-Israel and pro-
Palestinian activists planned to
Paper Person
The student featured at the top of today's paper is Sallie Baur, sophomore
elementary education major
SCT Banner's merits showcased to ECU
Integrated system will
provide more user
friendly features
A proposed $16 million uni-
versity networking system, SCT
Banner, was shown to the campus
community Monday night.
Ihe Student Government Asso-
c iation sponsored the presentation
to educate students on the system's
possibilities. On Dec. 2, 2003, the
SdA unanimously approved a $SO
increase in student fees, which
would partially fund the imple-
mentation and upkeep of SCT
Don Sweet, assistant chief
Information officer and director
ol USDS, articulated KCU's need
for RJCh a system.
With different computer plat-
forms and databases written in var-
ious, and sometimes outdated lan-
guages, certain departments of the
university�financial aid, student
records, human resources�cannot
communicate, saidSweet.
A representative of si T (Corpo-
ration, Andy Kearney, explained
how SCT Banner would fulfill the
need to integrate.
"In SCT Banner There's no
more indirect contact, you're a
person said Kearney.
Kearney said, I lie main advan-
tages of the system would be the
ability to access personal infor-
mation anytime, make informa-
tion updates immediately usable
and contact other students and
For current students, this
would translate to fewer problems
between finances and course
records and quicker registration.
Since the system is inter-
net-based, there would be no
downtime if campus servers
exnerience problems. There
is even a way to check e-mail
through a "backdoor Kearney
If SCT Banner is adopted,
OneStop would still exist, Kearney
said, though features made redun-
dant by the new system would be
The demonstration revealed
SCT Banner to be comparable to
OneStop, with additional func-
tions. Users would access the
system's services via the OneStop
portal and logon as normal.
SCT Banner was put to the test Monday, when the campus
community heard their questions answered by experts.
I )ependingon the user's system
group certain information would
be accessible, such as personal
information, class schedule, finan-
cial aid awards and degree evalua-
tions for intended major changes.
Course searches for registration
based on criteria like instructor,
time of day or educational attri-
butes would be possible.
Students in attendance, many
of whom were SdA members,
questioned SCT Banner's security
regarding protecting personal
Kearney said in addition to
keeping a time stamped record
of who changes information, the
system allows users to designate
whether information is personal
or private.
Funding for SCT Banner
depends on March 19's LINC Board
of Governors vote to raise student
fees. If the increase passes, Sweet
said the system will begin to he
implemented in late summer or
early fall and will be complete in
close to two years.
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SGA votes unanimously to
amend purple, gold route
Interviews begin for
chancellor search
Senate members move
to change route to both
pick up, drop off
Ihe StiA senate met and had
enough members to remain active,
despite the absences ol student
body officers who were away at a
Senators disiussed lour resolu-
tions I rom both the student welfare
and the parking and traffic senate
Senators disc ussed a resolution
made by the parking and trans-
portation committee on how to
implement as well as distribute
parking passes for off-campus
The parking pass resolution
requested Parking and Iranspor-
tation provide passes for students
so that they can attend their
campus organization meetings
without having to worry about
getting i ticket.
Those in favor of the resolu-
tion argued that if construction
workers can get passes to work,
then students should get passes to
attend meetings
Designating a specific lot for
the passes was also on the table
along with issuing passes for cer-
tain days.
The resolution passed and
the senate moved on to the
student welfare committee
resolution encouraging student
organizations to help students
with move in.
Senators discussed how
this resolution would help stu-
dents who may have to move in
alone or are moving in with only
one of their parents or friends.
To help identify helpers, it
was recommended that stickers le
assigned to each participant. The
resolution passed unanimously.
The final resolution proposed
the brown and purple routes be
changed to better serve students.
Currently, the routes both make
stops on 10th street in front of the
(hristenbury gymnasium and then
proceed directly to Mendenhall
Student Center.
I liese routes are "drop off" only
at these location. The senate voted
thai they also Ix? "pickup" stops.
Students had complained they
were attempting to board these
routes at these locations but were
denied because of this policy, even
if there were seats available on
the bus. The resolution was passed
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Committee members
hope to succeed with
March deadline
Ihe search lor l( U's new chan-
cellor edges closer to completion
as candidate interviews continue
through today.
The Chancellor Search
Committee interviewed one
candidate on Feb. 17, with
up to eight more applicants
scheduled tor review yesterday and
Once the interviews are
concluded, the committee will
recommend three chancel-
lor hopefuls to UNC-system
President Molly Broad, whose
choice must then be approved
ly the unc Board of Governors.
"We expect by the end of the
first week of March to be in Ihe
position to make our recommenda-
tions said Jim Talton, chair of the
Chancellor Search Committee,
So far, Talton said the committee
hasn't encountered any problems.
"It's the search is going very
well Talton said.
"After the interviews we'll
have a higher level of confidence in
choosing a leader During the first
interview, Talton said the candidate's
background; expertetic&and Interest
in ECU were discussed.
As advertised in education
publications, candidates must have
experience in higher education and
hold a doctorate,
The applicants' identities have
not yet been revealed to the public.
Whether or not the final three
candidates' Interviews will be public,
which is what exxurred in Appala-
chian State's rec enl c hancellc r search,
will "depend entirely upon the desires
of the applicants ialton said.
ToaccomnHKlateall 12memlx'rs
of the committee the interviews are
I eing conducted in Research Triangle
I'ark, because some of the memlxrs
come from the Italeigh area.
This writer con be contacted at

PA a A3
ECU celebrates African American history
Writers, students share
excerpts from works
Students and writers hon-
ored black history through
literature last Thursday at the
African American Reading Day
in l.edonia Wright Cultural
The event, which coincides
with black history month, was
open to all students to read
written excerpts on African
and African American cul-
ture ranging from poetry to
Among others, writers Alice
Walker, Maya Angleou, Nikki
Giovanni and l.angston Hughes
were read. Featured writers
even read excerpts from their
own works.
Many participants were
taking African American Litera-
ture with Seodial Frank Deena,
Ph.D and co-coordinator of
the graduate multicultural litera-
ture concentration.
Deena, born in the Carib-
bean island of Cuyana, said
that he grew up around the
African culture of his country,
which inspired him to teach
Sedodia Deena's wife reads a poem written by their daughter entitled "Through the Eyes
of Paragon" during African American Reading Day at Ledonia Wright Cultural Center.
Deborah Deena, a featured
writer and daughter of Frank
Deena, had an excerpt from
her book "Through the
Eyes of Paragon" read in her
"It reading magnifies
the quality and the attri-
butes of so many African
American writers and authors,
while giving them a voice to
express themselves with regard
to pride said Lathan Turner,
director of intercultural student
affairs and the l.edonia Wright
Cultural Center.
F.ven with a large turnout
the event remained intimate and
participants showed enthusiasm
for their pieces.
"I think this was another
form of self expression, and
vou could tell what was on
each participants' mind by the
content that was in the sto-
ries they read said Ciji Blue,
sophomore communication
Turner said he noticed stu-
dents left saying how motivat-
ing and uplifting each story was
that was read.
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Stewart judge declines to rule
on whether to 'toss charges'
NFW YORK(AI') � A fed-
eral fudge Monday declined to
rule on whether she would toss
out any of the charges against
Martha Stewart and her former
U.S. District Judge Miriam
Cioldman Cedarbaum post-
poned her decision after hear-
ing a halt-hour of arguments
from lawyers for the defense
and government. The lawyers
worked well into the night
Sunday to prepare papers on
whether charges should be
The prosecution rested its
case Friday after 21 witnesses
and 14 days of testimony.
Cedarbaum has appeared
particularly interested in the
possibility of throwing out the
securities fraud count against
Stewart, which accuses her
H deceiving investors in her
media conglomerate, Martha
Stewart Living Omnimedia.
I hi judge has called that
charge "the most problematic"
of the five counts each against
Stewart and broker Peter Baca-
novic. Cedarbaum indicated it
was high ly unlikely she would
dismiss all the counts.
The government contends
that Bacanovlc told Stewart
that ImClone Systems founder
Sam Waksal was frantically
trying to sell his shares.
Bacanovlc and Stewart claim
they had agreed to unload the
ImClone shares when the stock
price hit $60.
The securities fraud count,
which the judge herself has
called "novel refers to three
statements Stewart and her
lawyers made in June 2002
in which they insisted sin
sold because of the SbO agree-
Prosecutors say that was
a deliberate play to keep the
stock price of Martha Stew-
art Living Omnimedia high
Stewart owned nearly all of
lhe voting shares in the com-
pany, and stood to lose S'M)
million for every dollar MSI.O
stock fell.
Besides securities fraud,
the remaining counts relate
to whether Stewart and Haca-
novic tried to hide the true
reason Stewart sold 3,928
shares of ImClone stock on
Dec. 27, 2001, just before it
took a dive.
Controversial terror research lives, despite closing of Pentagon office
government Is still financing
research to create powerful
tools that could mine millions
of public and private records
for information about terrorists
despite an uproar last year over
fears it might ensnare innocent
Congress eliminated a Pen-
tagon office developing the
terrorist tracking technology
because of the outcry over pri-
vacy implications. But some of
those projects from retired Adm.
John Poindexter's Total Infor-
mation Awareness effort were
transferred to U.S. intelligence
offices, congressional, federal
and research officials told The
Associated Press.
In addition, Congress left
undisturbed a separate but simi-
lar Sf4 million research program
run by a little-known office
called-the �Advanced'Rysrarch
and Development Activity that
has used some of the same
researchers as Poindexter's pro-
"The whole congressional
action looks like a shell game
said Steve Aftcrgood of the Fed-
eration of American Scientists,
which tracks work by U.S. intel-
ligence agencies. There may be
enough of a difference for them
to claim T1A was terminated
while for all practical purposes
the identical work is continu-
Poindexter's goal was to pre-
dict terrorist attacks by looking
for telltale patterns of activity in
passport applications, visas, work
permits, driver's licenses, car
rentals, airline ticket purchases
and arrests, as well as credit
transactions and education,
medical and housing records.
But the research created a
political uproar because such
reviews of millions of transac-
tions could put innocent Ameri-
cans under suspicion. One of
Poindexter's own researchers,
David D. Jensen at the University
of Massachusetts, has acknowl-
edged that "high numbers of
false positives can result
Disturbed by the privacy
implications, Congress last fall
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld speaks about the war
in Iraq during a news conference at the Pentagon on Monday.
closed Poindexter's office, part of
the Defense Advanced Research
Projects Agency, and barred the
agency from continuing nearly
all his research. Poindexter quit
government, claiming his work
was misunderstood.
But the work didn't die.
In killing Poindexter's office,
Congress agreed to continue
paying to develop highly special-
ized software to gather foreign
intelligence on terrorists
In a classified section sum-
marized publicly, Congress gave
money to the "National Foreign
Intelligence Program without
openly identifying which intel-
ligence agency would do I lu-
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The simple
truth is that
people and
can't goon
blaming the
fast food,
snack or soda
industry for
the rise in
It seems that states everywhere are jumping
on the snack tax bandwagon. Apparently
unsatisfied by their huge taxes on alcohol and
cigarettes, the tax police are planning to
threaten the snack food industry, placing taxes
on potato chips, cookies, sodas and candy - a
$30 billion-a-year business.
New York plans to add a new sales tax (one-
quarter of one percent) on sweets and snacks,
on top of a bill to ban the sale of junk food
from vending machines in public schools. The
resulting $50 million-a-year would fund
programs to fight childhood obesity.
Vermont's legislators recently tried to raise
$5 million for education by adding a six
percent sales tax to snack foods. The bill died,
but lawmakers are talking about reviving the
idea of a snack tax.
A plan in Nebraska to extend the state's 5.5
percent sales tax to snack foods and baked
goods flamed out last year, but supporters plan
to bring it back in hopes of raising an extra $5
Other junk food taxes have also been pro-
posed for Washington. Arkansas and other
states quickly jumping on board. Profits used
from the taxes will help to educate Americans
on obesity.
What these legislators don't realize is that
Americans already know that these foods make
us fat - and we don't care. A certain percent
increase in the cost of a Twinkie isn't going to
make us opt for some granola.
Americans are educated every day on the
dangers of being overweight. Yet, we are still
one of the fattest countries in the world. Obesity
education from snack taxes won't make us any
The simple truth is that overweight people
and politicians can't go on blaming the fast
food, snack or soda industry for the rise in
obese Americans - the only one to blame is
the person shoving down the Big Macs and
super-sized colas.
What we eat is a personal choice - no one is
physically shoving snack food down our throats
Weight gain simply begins (and ends) with the
individual and the individual alone.
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This nation wiu. toeve
In My Opinion
Colorado deserves death penalty
Scandal bruises college
The University of Colorado is.i
public tax supported educational
institution. According to a myriad
of reports, the school also serves
as a hook-up service for liighh
touted football recruits.
I he University of Colorado
held a press conference Wednes-
day at 12 p.m. Eastern time to
announce that head football
coach Gary Barnett would be
put on leave for his comments
regarding the rape allegations ol
Katie llnida, a former kicker lor
the team.
Barnett, speaking about llnida
and her effect on the team, said
that llnida was not only a girl, she
was terrible.
Barnett avoided comment on
the rape accusation and chose
instead to bash her or her perfor-
mance on the field, which ironi-
cally seemed to be good enough
to get her on his squad in the fist
llnida also made the squad at
New Mexico, where she became
the lirst woman to ever score
points in a division 1 A game last
Ibis is not the end of sorry
stones coming Ironi the Univer-
sity of Colorado.
Reports have been made that
an adult entertainment company
was hired to provide strippers for
recruiting parties. The university
even admitted that an escort ser-
vice was called from a cell phone
that had been assigned toa former
football recruiting aide.
Coaches from peewee leagues
all the way up through College
football talk about helping their
players become responsible men.
They talk about how sports teaches
discipline and team work.
Others laud that sports helps
kids stay off the streets and out
of trouble even in communities
with few streets to walk in the
first place.
In My Opinion
Why must college be so costly?
I believe that in many of
those cases the coaches truly
want to be mentors and or
father figures to young men
who need the attention. It
gives college athletics a serious
bruise to see something like the
allegations at Colorado unfold.
The I imeisity owes the public
more then putting the coach
on leave.
The coach, for one, deserves
to be fired outright, liven more
though, I think that if the foot-
ball team cannot recruit on the
merits of playing football on
scholarship alone, and instead
sells sex to recruits in order to
stay competitive in the Big 12
conference, then the football
team should be disbanded. Any-
thing less is nothing other then
political window dressing.
All of the players should be
let out of their commitments
and allowed to transfer to other
schools, tor those who are using
sports to better themselves
academically, not just coast
through school for the sex and
a chance to play in the pros, they
should keep their scholarships
and be allowed to continue in
their education.
Nobody is stopping football
players from going to a strip
club if they want to spend the
money, but arranging sex for
high school students or ignor-
ing rape accusations in order to
get them to join a football team
is another story.
(KRT)�In 1988, I wrote that
"consumers need a 'no-frills uni-
versity' to turn the higher-educa-
tion marketplace upside down
I lamented that "the $80,000
bachelor's degree is upon us, and
the $100,000 edition cannot be
far away
Today, you can double those
numbers. We are headed toward
the quarter-million-dollar B.A.
In 1987, touring colleges
with my kids, i was shaken by
two realities: first, the absence
of any sort of productivity
gains in higher education amid
an economy whose principal
engine of growth was (and
remains) improved output per
unit of worker input; second, the
tendency of U.S. colleges to
compete for desirable students
by adding upscale ameni-
ties, what a Mount Holyoke
dean once termed the "Chivas
Regal strategy (During our
campus visits, my daughter
remarked that it was like com-
paring resort hotels.)
My own children are for-
tunately finished with all thai,
but the idea of creating some
stripped-down, no-frills college
models seems even more apt
today. What would such places
look like?
Key features would include
a lean administration, few non-
teaching employees, and most
campus jobs performed by stu-
dents or outsourced; amenities
(entertainment, food courts,
fancy gyms, etc.) left to entre-
preneurs � and paid for by those
who use them; a year-round cal-
endar with facilities in constant
use, steady work for employees,
and the opportunity for energetic
students to finish taster; faculty
that are paid well but worked
hard; a trimmed-down curricu-
lum with a solid core and strong
majors in a dozen fields but no
pretense of teaching everything;
and rigorous exit standards with
diplomas equivalent to an intel-
lectual "warranty
This model could serve as a
plausible formula for containing
the cost and price of higher edu-
cation and eking some productiv-
ity gains from Ibis enterprise.
What's happened since 1988,
however, seems noteworthy on
four fronts.
lirst, yesterday's troubling
trends have intensified. Students
take even longer to complete their
degrees. The academic week and
year grow ever shorter as ameni-
ties grow yet more lavish (indoor
climbing walls?).
Second, whereas the price
pain then was felt primarily by
those at private campuses, today
the public university price tag is
soaring too.
Third, higher education
has developed a fast-growing
sector that follows the no-frills
formula: the for-profit sector,
characterized by the University
of Phoenix and kindred vendors
of rea'sonahij; efficient and rela-
tively inexpensive postsecondary
fourth, technology enables
students to avail themselves of
higher education without ever
showing up on campus.
The for-profit sector makes
expert use of this delivery system,
but traditional universities are
working at it too.
Because distance learning
makes it possible not only to
slash campus expenses but also
to extend a professor's "reach"
to far more students, it serves
willy-nilly to boost academic
As Congress and state legis-
latures seek to contain the cost
of college, they may want to
encourage more no-frills institu-
tions and nudge more students
toward the efficient providers.
The starting point is to cease
treating traditional college eco-
nomics as immutable and instead
to recognize that society has an.
obligation to reward efficiency
and productivity here just like it
does everyplace else.
In My Opinion
Suburbia's mean streets killing innocence with change
(KIM I �II is the end of the
innocence in the suburbs. We
all knew it was long gone in the
inner city.
Now, come to find out,
our once-tranquil suburban
neighborhoods we'd like to
associate with the essen-
tial America are just as
troubled as our mean urban
A new report from the Man-
hattan Institute tilled "Sex,
Drugs, and Delinquency in
Urban and Suburban Schools"
reveals that students in Kirk-
land or I'uyallup are as likely
as their counterparts in Seattle
or Tacoma, Wash to have sex,
smoke, drink, use illegal drugs
and engage in other lorms ol
Of the high-school seniors
surveyed confidentially, four in
10 in both urban and suburban
schools have used illegal drugs,
and 20 percent ol suburban teens
have driven while high on drugs
compared with 13 percent ol
urban teens.
Similar percentages of teens
in cities and suburbs have
driven while under the Influ-
ence of alcohol, and 74 percent
ot suburban high-school seniors
have consumed alcohol on more
than two or three occasions, 3
percent higher than the urban
statistic Sixty-three percent of
suburban 12th-graders and 57
percent ol suburban I2th-grad-
ers drink alcohol without family
members present.
More than 60 percent of
suburban high-school seniors
have smoked cigarettes, while
54 percent in urban high
schools have puffed a smoke.
Youth cigarette addiction
is a bigger problem in suburbs
than cities, with a 37-percent
to-30-percent comparison.
The stuck found that two
thirds of all suburban .im.
urban high-school seniors
have had sex, and more subur-
ban I2th-graders (43 percent)
than urban 12th-graders (39
percent) reported having had
sex with a person with whom
they did not have a romantic
Asa result, leen pregnancy
rates remain high: 14 percent
ol suburban and 20 percent
of urban female high-school
seniors have been pregnant.
I he leport also revealed
that it is almost as likely for a
suburban student as an urban
student to engage in stealing or
violent behavior.
Indeed, the 1990s spate ol
school shootings didn't occur
in major cities but in suburban
areas like Littleton, Colo outside
ot Denver; Pearl, Miss near lack-
son; Convert, Ga near Atlanta;
and in obscure towns like Jones-
boro, Ark Springfield, Ore
West Paducah, Kv ; and Moses
lake, Wash.
Interestingly, nonprofit com-
munity agencies and schools
are doing more than ever to
attempt a remedy for vouth
problems ol chugs, smoking,
teen sex and pregnancy and
Youth resources and educa-
tion outreach programs like
Planned Parenthood, Drug
Abuse Resistance Education
(DARE), Big Brothers Big Sisters,
volunteerism and after-school
activities are exceedingly
However, the challenges
seem to be exacerbated despite
the profusion of activities, agen-
cies and programs.
Why is innocence dying in
the suburbs?
The answer is that our com-
munities are casting aside their
sense of decent y and identity in
favor of tolerance and change.
The tragic result of too
much tolerance in our bonus
and schools and culture in gen-
eral is that young people feel
completely justified in
premarital sex, drug use or
The unified moral norms
once cultivated in the commu-
nity are nearly all evaporated
into the mistiness of radical
Though I don't much
agree with Hillary Clinton's
views on public policy, I agree
with the title of her 1995 trea-
tise "It lakes a Village to Raise
a Child
A community� the family,
church, neighborhood, school
� must work together to
ensure that young people
are taught the Important les-
sons ot morality, civility and
Urban and suburban alike,
too many young people are
failing to acquire the charac-
ter recpiisite for being called
American citizens.
Until our communities
� individuals and institutions
alike � recommit to absolute
standards and expectations, we
can expect to run a continual
moral deficit in young suburban

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(AP) - The first wave of North
Carolina National Guard
troops hound for Iraq began
leaving their home state
In all, some 5,000 soldiers
from the Clinton-headquartered
30th Heavy Separate Brigade are
scheduled to fly out of Pope
Air Force Base to Kuwait over
the next several weeks, said
guard spokesman Capt. Robert
In Kuwait, the soldiers will
check equipment that was
shipped earlier.
The soldiers will be attached
to the 1st Infantry Division once
thev arrive in Iraq for duty up to
a year as part of the Pentagon's
rotation of troops.
More than 200 soldiers
were aboard a charter air-
liner that flew out of the base
about 4:30 a.m. Monday,
Carver said. They were from
the Burlington-based 230th
Military Intelligence
Company and the Wilming-
ton-based 120th Infantry
as well as the Alabama-
based 279th Signal Company.
"It will take anywhere
from 24 to 48 hours to get to
the theater, where they will
draw their equipment that was
shipped over in the last months
he said.
"They'll probably be in
Kuwait for several weeks
Earlier this month,
the brigade was honored at a
farewell ceremony attended
by about 12,000 soldiers and
their relatives and friends at
the Crown Coliseum in Fay-
Gen. Richard Myers, chair-
man of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,
spoke to the soldiers, telling
them they were fulfilling a his-
toric role.
The brigade is the first
unit of its size from the North
Carolina National Guard to
be called to combat since
World War II. It is the first of
three National Guard brigades
being sent this year to Iraq to
relieve other troops.
Staff Sgt. Calvin Jones of the
Burlington unit said leaving his
family for such a long deploy-
ment was difficult.
"Tougher than I could imag-
ine Jones said.
"There were a lot of tears and
a lot of hugs
North Carolina guard
troops are part of the second
rotation of troops through
Iraq since the war started
last year. As many as 3,500
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rotated in and nu' of the
country; another rotation is
scheduled at the end of the
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about two-thirds active-duty
troops and a third reserves,
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In addition to North
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down on students "piggy-back-
ing in
In addition, officers are work-
ing overtime to patrol residence
Knight said normally eight
officers patrol main campus
and another two to four patrol
Before the rapes, officers
checked the dorms twice a night.
Now, officers will patrol every
one to two hours.
Although no suspects have
been named in the Jan. 19
rape in White Hall or the Feb.
16 rape in Helk Hall, officers do
not believe the two rapes are
Moore said the univer-
sity has provided counsel-
ing for the victims, and
group sessions are available for
other students affected by the
Administrators arc planning
to notify parents in letters that
will be mailed out this week.
Moore said he will meet
with the Parents Association
to develop a letter to inform
parents of the incidents and to
encourage them to speak with
their children.
"Safety is a priority at ECU,
and we take that very seriously
said Moore.
"This new safety measuresi
will be an ongoing effort to pro-
tect our campus community
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marketing major and resident of
Clement Hall, an all-girls dorm,
said she would feel safer with
increased patrols.
"They should send cops
through the doors said Sanner.
LaToya Lowe, a senior nutri-
tion major who lives in White
Hall, said the problem could lie
in patrolling times.
"We could use more security
at night time, between midnight
and 5 a.m said Lowe.
Lowe also said she feels safe
but was shocked that the second
rape occurred within such a
short lime span.
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group, but the most likely match
is with another African Ameri-
can who is willing to donate
stem cells.
"It is important to point out
that on these days we will only
be testing the donors for compat-
ibility, and not actually making
the marrow donation. There is
no extra stick or surgical pro-
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drawn Welles said.
Donors don't feel any pain
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the marrow will be replenished
by the body within four to six
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Did You Know?
- Apple Computer co-founder Steven Jobs (1955), aclor Billy Zane
(1966) and boxer Oscar de la Hoya (1973) all call today
their birthday.
This month is National Time Management Month.
Today is International Pancake Day and Fat Tuesday.
Onthisdayin 1979, a pig was sold for$42,500, making it the highest-
price ever paid for a pig
Volunteer Opportunity
The American Red Cross needs volunteers to help out with a blood
drive. Volunteers may donate blood, help run bloodmobile stations, greet
donors, hand out donor information, work registration tables or distribute
refreshments. The drive is from noon - 6 p.m. today and Wednesday, Feb.
25 in Mendenhall Student Center, For more information, contact Debbie
Page at 778-1140, ext. 108.
'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. For tickets, contact
the ECULoessin Playhouse Box Office.
Comedy Show
The Student Union Spectrum Committee presents comedians Dal Phan
and ANT at 8 p.m. today in Hendrix Theater. Tickets are free for students
with valid student ID.
The Student Union Films Committee presents 21 Grams on Wednesday
at 7 p.m Thursday at 9:30 p.m Frldaf at 7 p.m. and midnight. Saturday
at 9:30 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. Elf is showing Wednesday at 9:30 pm
Thursday at 7 p.m Friday at 9:30 p.m Saturday at 7 p.m. and midnight and
Sunday at 3 p.m All movies are free with a student ID and are located in
the Hendrix Theatre. For more information, call 328-4700.
Art Awards Ceremony
The 2004 School of Art Undergraduate Exhibition Awards Ceremony will be
held at 5 p.m. on Thursday. Feb 26 In Speight Auditorium. The exhibition
will run through April 17.
Guitar Ensemble
The School of Music presents a Guitar Ensemble directed by Elliot Frank
at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26 in the A. J. Fletcher Recital Hall. This event
is free.
Volunteer Opportunity
Help Operation Sunshine get their new home ready for open house by
painting, trim work, yard work and little odds and ends at 10 am. on Saturday,
Feb. 28. Contact Jessica or Elizabeth at 328-1554 or eac0513�mail
Space is limited.
Pirate Underground Band
The Student Union presents Annika Bently - Chamber Rock at 9 p.m. on
Saturday, Feb 28 in the Pirate Underground
Black History Concert
The School of Music presents A Tribute to Motown at 8 p.m on Saturday.
Feb 28 in the Wright Auditorium. Tickets are $5-10.
Ladysmith Black Mombazo
The S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts Series presents Ladysmith Black
Mombazo at 8 p.m on Monday, March 1 in Wright Auditorium For tickets,
contact the Central Ticket Office at 1-800-ECU-ARTS.
New Releases
The Passion of the Christ (Score). John Debney, Mel Gibson
Schizophrenic, Jc Chasez
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"Crash Test"
The hidden camera show, "Crash Test takes its contestants and instructs
them to crash an event - anything from a high school reunion to an elegant
wedding reception Once inside the event, the contestants (equipped with
concealed cameras) compete to earn points by performing a list of stunts
if the participant is busted, they're eliminated The person who manages
to fool the partygoers and amass the most points moves on to the next
round "Crash Test" airs tonight at 930 p.m on Spike TV.
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Portland, Ore where they'll both meet her family As the two-hour special
comes to a close, Meredith will make her decision. "The Bachelorette" airs
Wednesday. Feb 25 at 9 p.m. on ABC
How to dine finely
without going out
Have you ever wondered if
you could make a meal at home
taste just like one you spent $15
on at a restaurant Believe it or
not, it's possible. Many Wei) sites
and books are available today
that give away some of restau-
rants' best kept secrets.
In his book, tip Restaurant
Recipes: Creating Kitchen Clones
from America's Favorite Restau-
rant Chains, author Todd Wilbur
dispels secrets from Hooters,
Cracker Barrel, Piza Hut, Planet
Hollywood, Applebee's, TGI Fri-
day's, Outback ami Red Lobster,
just to name a few. Many Web
sites also offer these "top-secret"
recipes, including (,, and These
sites have search engines that
allow you to look for your favorite
eatery and your favorite meal.
Sometimes, after a long
day of classes or work, you just
want to come home and relax.
Going out to eat can become a
hassle. Since you can't teleport
food directly trom a restaurant
to your kitchen table, making a
meal like this might be the best
way to go.
Here are some recipes you
might have wondered how to
make as you were sitting in a
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13 Cup Comstarch
1 12 Cup Plow
2 teaspoon Garlic - minced
2 teaspoon Paprika
1 teaspoon Salt
2 teaspoon Pepper
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4 Vidalia or Texas Sweet Onion
Seasoned Flour
2 Cup Flour
4 teaspoon Paprika
2 teaspoon Garlic powder
12 teaspoon Pepper
12 Cayenne pepper
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much, you will destroy the onion. Dip onion in seasoned Hour
and remove excess by shaking Separate petals to coat thoroughly
with batter. Dip in batter. Dip in Hour mixture again. Gently
place in fryer basket and deep-fry at .175 to 400 1 12 minutes.
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towels. Place onion upright in shallow bowl and remove center
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1 cup diced onion (I medium onion)
12 cup diced green chili (2 chiliesl
14 cup diced celery (1 stalk)
3 medium tomatoes, chopped
2 teaspoons cumin powder
3 tablespoons chill powder
1 12 teaspoons hl.ic k pepper
2 teaspoons salt
2 cups water
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medium heat: drain oil the tat.
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remaining Ingredients, and bring to a simmer
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14- 13 Cup Sugar
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12 cup buttermilk
14 cup crumbled bleu cheese
12 teaspoon sugar
14 teaspoon ground black pepper
14 teaspoon garlic powder
18 teaspoon onion powder
18 teaspoon salt
1 head iceberg lettuce
1 cup crumbled bleu cheese
1 cup diced tomato (1 large tomato)
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bleu cheese dressing in a medium bowl. Slice a head
of Iceberg lettuce into quarters through the stem
end. (.ut the stem off of the wedges and arrange
each one on a plate. Spoon about 14 cup of bleu
cheese dressing over each lettuce wedge. Sprinkle
14 cup of crumbled bleu cheese over the dressing.
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"The only thing that has ever captured my attention was studying the human body.
The more I learned in school, the more I needed to know. The most logical step
for me was to become a Doctor of Chiropractic so I could truly help people
Before making his decision to attend Logan, Jason visited nearly half
of the chiropractic colleges in the United States. "Logan is in the perfect
location in a safe, residential area. The Admissions staff are very
friendly and helpful and the faculty are excellent"
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Student Union's comedy
series brings big laughs
last Comic Standing'
winner comes to ECU
The place to be on campus
today at 8 p.m. is llendrix
Theater to catch the comic win-
ners Hat I'han and ANT. Seen
in television appearances and
the comedic competition "Last
Comic Standing" on NTH . these
two funny men will have the
audience rolling In their seats
with laughter.
Dal I'han, a unique comic
who boasts Vietnamese roots,
has risen to lame in Holly-
wood through performances al
many famous comic dubs like
the world famous Improv, the
Comedy Store, the Ice House
and the Laugh Factory. ECU is
a stop on his national lour as he
continues to perform in major
cities and college campuses.
"Dat I'han is the most recent
winner of 'Last Comic Stand-
ing' and has done some cameo
appearances on other television
shows, like 'The West Wing' last
Wednesday night said Thomas
Doyle, chair of Spectrum Com-
Touring with I'han is the
equally entertaining comedian
ANT, an openly gay actor
stand-up comedian who has
starred in independent films and
television shows. He has
made guest appearances on
"The Jamie loxx Show "The
Man Show" and "Talk Soup
just to name a few. He began
performing In the small town of
Londonderry, N.H and his
background and lifestyle give
him a unique perspective on
"ANT is definitely one of
the up-and-coming comedians
in the business and should put
on a great show Tuesday night
Doyle said.
Tickets to the event are free
to ECU students and can be
obtained at the Central ticket
This writer can be contacted at
Event Info
Dat Phan, winner of "Last Comic Standing performs today.
Office, faculty and staff and
non-ECU student tickets are .i
in advance and $5 at the door.
General public tickets are $5 in
advance and $8 at the door.
This performance will wrap
up the year's comedy series
titledI've got jokes yay that
the Spectrum committee has
organized for the university.
"Everyone should come out
because it's going to be a great
night. These comedians will have
you laughing out of your seat
Dovle said.
Comedy performance by Dat
Phan and ANT
Today at 8 p.m. In Hendrix
Tickets are free for ECU
students with One Card.
Tickets for faculty and staff
are $3 In advance and $5
at the door. Tickets for general
public are $5 In advance
and $8 at the door.
from page B2
That is when he decided talk he heard from many
"One of my favorite quotes is
Jump and the net will appear
GUI said.
"I thought, 'No matter what I
to take what fie considered
"a big leap" and pursue
his dream of making movies,
despite the discouraging
"quit being a dreamer"
do, I'm gonna have to work hard.
So I might as well do something
I love
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ECU professor offers 'Chicks 101'
ECU professor Lovinder Gill looks on as a scene is beir
Independent film
enters final stages
Lovinder GiU ian now add
director to his long list of cred-
The 19')4 graduate of the
School of Filmmaking at the
North Carolina School of the
Arts is not only a professor in
the ECU School of Communica-
tion Inil is also an independent
filmmaker who recently finished
shooting Chick 101, a film he
wrote, directed and co-produced
with fellow ECU professor Geoff
( links 101 isn't dill's first
screenplay. In fact, he's already
written is, hut this experience
has been unlike any other.
Ms weird hecause I've heen
preparing myself creatively to
make a film for the better part
of 10 years Gill said.
"We think we've got .i gimil
product, and hopefully others
will, loo We'll see '
Audiences will have to wait a
little longer before even gelling
a preview of the film, a romantic
comedy that drew on dill's own
life for inspiration.
It tells the story ot I nine,
who teaches a class at the
community center on how to
pick up women.
U Inn l.ouie makes
a bet with one of his
ttudenti that he can ho'k up
with any woman, his skills are
put to the test
Maria, another community
cenler teacher whose course
is much different, is chosen.
The 20th century feminism
instructor hecomes the ohject of
Louie's bet, and eventually, his
affa lion.
Although (.ill claims that he
has never quite had this experi-
ence, he admits questions and
situations in his life prompted
him to start writing the script.
s he delved within, searching
for answers, dill fashioned a
Comedy with deeper emotional
threads woven throughout.
"Yes, we want you to laugh
dill said.
"Yes, we want you to enjoy it.
But we also want you to learn and
get something out of it
The film is i lose to a finish,
and dill hopes it will he com-
pleted by April or May It's cur-
rently in the editing stages, a
long series ot processes that have
heen postponed due to budgetary
issues along the way.
"We've spent $12,000
- $15,000 on it sime Ian. I
dill said.
"If you knew how nun It it
lost, you'd never do it
Before I hicks 101 tec eives
its finishing touches, there is
a chance that it will premiere
as a work-in-progress al the
RiverKun International Film les-
lival in Winston-Salem
The location would he a
rather titling one for the film's
debut, as it was shot in lorsyth
Because dill has lived
in Winston-Salem for eight
years, the city was the ideal
location tor hislirst major film. In
addition to knowing the area
well, his connections at the
School of the Arts provided a
. Chicks 101
gin id i rew hasc.
Casting calls were held in
New York and Los Angeles, hut
the majority of the 72 parts
were cast from North Carolina
talent. Si . ECU students also
worked as crewmemhers and dill
commended their hard work and
dedication, dill hopes "to offer
these kinds of experiences to
other students
These experiences would be
more readily available if dill
chooses to shoot his next film
in Greenville, an idea that has
certainly crossed his mind.
"We would first need to drum
up supporl from the community
ol creenville and find out its
i rew base dill said.
"Rut if we're looking for a
college town, how perfect is
(iill has begun work on
another film with Geoff
lliompson. It is a documentary
on campus al ECU, but (iill won't
disclose any more details.
"I'm starting to get that itch
again dill said.
His love for filmmaking
is clearly apparent, yet dill
wasn't always certain about
this path Me started out as an
engineering major before switch-
ing to broadcasting,
Even then, il look him a
while to fully give in to his real
"I had been going to
bookstores lor years, buying
books on film dill said.
"Finally one day I just looked
around, saw that I had all these
books, and said, 1 just really want
to do film
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'Last Comic Standing'
winner comes to ECU
The place to be on campus
today at 8 p.m. is llendri.x
Theater to catch the comic win-
ners Dat Than and AN I. Seen
in television appearances and
the comedic competition "Last
( omic Standing" on NIH these
two funny men will have the
audience rolling in their seats
with laughter.
Dat Phan, a unique comic
who boasts Vietnamese roots,
has risen to lame In Holly-
wood through performances at
many famous comic clubs like
the world famous Improv, the
Comedy Store, the Ice House
and the Laugh Factory. ECU is
a stop on his national lour as he
continues to perform In major
cities and college campuses.
"Dat I'han is the most recent
winner of 'Last Comic Stand-
ing' and has done some cameo
appearances on other television
shows, like 'The West Wing' last
Wednesday night said Thomas
Doyle, chair of Spectrum Com-
Touring with I'han is the
equally entertaining comedian
ANT, an openly gay actor
stand-up comedian who has
slarred in Independent films and
television shows, lie has
made guest appearances on
"The Jamie loxx Show "The
Man Show" and "Talk Soup
just to name a few. He began
performing In the small town of
Londonderry, N.H and his
background and lifestyle give
him a unique perspective on
"ANT is definitely one of
the up-anil-coming comedians
in the business and should put
on a great show Tuesday night
Doyle said.
I'ickets to the event are fret-
to ECU students and can he
obtained at the Central ticket
Dat Phan, winner of "Last Comic Standing performs today.
Office, faculty and staff and
non-F.CU student tickets are $.
in advance and $5 at the door.
General public tickets are $5 in
advance and $8 at the door.
This performance will wrap
up the year's comedy series
tit led I've got jokes yay that
the Spectrum committee has
Organized for the university.
"Everyone should come out
because it's going to be a greal
night These comedians will have
you laughing out of your seat
Doyle said.
This writer can be contacted at
Event Info
Comedy performance by Dat
Phan and ANT
Today at 8 p.m. In Hendrix
Tickets are free for ECU
students with One Card.
Tickets for faculty and staff
are $3 In advance and $5
at the door. Tickets for general
public are $5 in advance
and $8 at the door.
from page B2
The Choice For Me
Jason Kucma is a Third-Year student from Medford, NJ. He graduated from
Ithaca College with a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Physiology concentrating
in Cardiac Rehabilitation.
"The only thing that has ever captured my attention was studying the human body.
The more I learned in school, the more I needed to know. The most logical step
for me was to become a Doctor of Chiropractic so I could truly help people
Before making his decision to attend Logan. Jason visited nearly half
of the chiropractic colleges in the United States. "Logan is in the perfect
location in a safe, residential area. The Admissions staff are very
friendly and helpful and the faculty are excellent
Logan College offers students an incredible learning environment
blending a rigorous chiropractic program with diverse and active
student population. If you are looking for a healthcare career that
offers tremendous personal satisfaction, professional success and
income commensurate with your position as a Doctor of Chiropractic,
contact Logan College of Chiropractic today and explore your future.
That is when he decided
to take what fie considered
"a big leap" and pursue
his dream of making movies,
despite Hie discouraging
"quit being a dreamer"
talk he heard from many
"(ne of my favorite quotes is
'Jump and the net will appear
Gill said.
"I thought, 'No matter what I
do, I'm gonna have to work hard.
So I might as well do something
I love
This writer can be contacted at
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Cultural dance group to visit campus
Experience Tango Afro-
Cuban Dance Group
Has dance fever taken over
your feet, but you feel like you
need to experience a new form
of dance?
The l.edonia Wright
Cultural Center will present
The Afro-Cuban Dance Per-
formance in honor of National
Black History Month to pro-
mote cultural awareness to all
The Tango Afro-Cuban
Dance performance will
consist of routines that have
been handed down from
African slaves inconjunclion with
native rhythms imported from
European immigrants.
This dance style originated
in the slums of Rio de la Plata,
The dance gave slaves the
chance to communicate and
continue with their cultural
and religious activities without
getting them into trouble.
"I look forward to the
event, and it will be initiating
to hear the music and dance
that slave generations
have passed down said
Marsha Smith, freshman dance
"It'll give me a chance to
see other dances. Dance doesn't
always have to be fun, but it can
be beautiful and purposeful
The most predomi-
nant instrument of the
night will be the Bando-
neon - a rare square headed
accordion - as well as lots of
James Cook, junior music
major, said he was excited to
be able to have a chance to
witness such a performance.
"The Bandonc-on is a rare instru-
ment that takes many of years of
practice to master, and is not an
instrument that can
just be bought and
played by anyone.
Event Info
Afro-Cuban Dance
Today at 7 pjn.
Wright Auditorium
Tickets are free for students,
S3 for faculty and staff and
$5 for general public
The harmonies and
toe-tapping beats that it tan
produce I heard can be inspira-
tional Cook said.
For ticket purchases
or information, interested
parties should contact
the ECU Central Ticket office
Visit www.ecu.edulwcc for
more information about the
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ideas Thursday through Sunday.
loved ones will expect detailed
explanations of recent group
events, family dynamics or romantic
decisions Remain open
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22).
Before midweek, loved ones will
search out emotional validation
for their romantic goals or family
ideas Remain thoughtful and
wait for detailed discussions At
present, friends and lovers may need
to work through delicate issues of
intimacy, privacy or trust
Libra (Sept 23-Oct. 23) Romantic
and social promises are highlighted
Late Tuesday, watch for loved
ones to express a need for family
sharing, emotional intimacy or
sensuality Be receptive Love
and a renewed faith in long-term
commitment will offer powerful
Scorpio (Oct 24-Nov. 22). Previous
workplace power struggles will fade
Over the next five days, watch for
colleagues and friends to adopt a
more creative approach to team
problems Late Saturday, respond
honestly to probing questions or
subtlecomments Short-term romantic
choices may be necessary.
Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21). An
emotional or social competition now
fades After Tuesday, expect moody
friends to settle differences and find
common understanding Later this
week, business restrictions may
temporarily delay vital projects Key
officials may limit schedules, reverse
permissions or offer controversial
instructions Stay alert. Tempers may
be high
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20). Close
relatives and romantic partners are
highly motivated to discuss family
patterns, traditional roles or outdated
decisions Thursday through Saturday,
workplace ethics and minor financial
setbacks may demand special
diplomacy. Reassure friends and
co-workers of your loyalty. Continued
devotion will be expected
Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 19). Social
relationships are unpredictable
Before Thursday, watch for
sudden bursts of emotion or rare
confrontations between friends
No serious or long-term effects are
likely, so not to worry Friday through
Sunday, a relative or romantic partner
will offer unique insight into his or her
private fears Offer heartfelt advice.
Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20)
Love affairs and long-term family
plans may be complicated with
last-minute time restrictions and
outside responsibility Monday
through Thursday, loved ones may
request special favors, demand
added private time or advocate
revised home rules. Refuse to be
dissuaded from established routines
Romantic hopes and social decisions
will be brought back Into balance
If your birthday Is this week
Business officials and older
colleagues may be unusually
temperamental over the next four
to five weeks Key areas of concern
involve private family strain, marital
discord or minor power struggles with
younger co-workers. Before April 5.
workplace changes and revised job
roles may demand serious attention.
Later this summer, surprising
romantic and social opportunities
may arrive After mid-July, expect love
relationships to quickly evolve into
long-term commitments or complex
lifestyle choices Wait, however, until
the end of September before taking
on greater family responsibilities.
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Attention ECU
(Students who have completed 45-60 credit hours)
If at least 30 of your credit hours were
completed at ECU (not counting Math 0001
or 0045), you are required to complete the
Sophomore Survey
before you can pre-register for either Summer or
Fall 2004 courses. When you submit your survey
responses, a "tag" is removed from your records
so that you can pre-register. Registration staff can
verify that your responses were received and that the
tag was removed.
You can complete the form beginning March 3rd by
going to the ECU "One-Stop" web site, entering your
ECU Exchange email userid and password to sign
on, and clicking on "Sophomore Survey" in the box
labeled "Surveys Messages will also be sent to your
ECU email account with links to the "One-Stop
You can also access the "One-Stop" from:
ECU on-line kiosks at Mendenhall Student Center,
Wright Place Cafeteria, the Austin Building, Joyner
Library East, and Cyber Cafe units located near the
center stairway in Mendenhall.
Please complete the survey as soon as possible
after the survey opens on March 3rd-certainly
before sophomore pre-registration begins (shortly
after March 29). This will also help avoid delays
during pre-registration when the workload on
ECU computers is at a peak. The restriction on
registering will end on April 26 when this Sophomore
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Pirates crush Blue Hens
Sports Editor
Assistant Sports Editor
Softball Officials Meeting
The Intramural Department at the SRC is looking for softball officials
for the Spring 2004 season. The meeting will be Wednesday, Feb. 25 at
9 p.m. in SRC 202.
Rock Climbing
The adventure program will be going to Pilot Mountain March 6-7.
Harnesses and gear are provided. The registration deadline is Friday, Feb
27 Pre-trip meeting is Tuesday, March 2.
Spring Break trip
The Adventure program is organizing a multi-element trip to the Florida
Everglades Sea Kayak trip. Registration deadline is March 3. Pre-trip
meeting is March 4. For more information, please call 328-6387 The trip
should include Hiking, Kayaking, Climbing and Canoeing
Smoke & Mirrors
Hollywood's Smoke and Mirrors, Fitness, Wednesday, Feb. 25; 5 p.m6 p.m
Learn how the media manipulate images to fit an unreal ideal. You may not
believe your eyes! The program includes a short video and discussion on
how to fight back and learn to recognize and respect our uniqueness
Sports Briefs
ECU tennis tripped up at home
The ECU men's and women's tennis teams dropped two matches, falling to
Campbell University, 5-2, Saturday afternoon at the ECU Tennis Complex.
On the men's side, Felipe Fonseca and Gerard Galindo won both of their
matches in convincing style Fonseca defeated Campbell's Ryan Mills
6-0, 6-1. Galindo knocked off Campbell's Sergio Tejada 6-2, 6-1. ECU
women's tennis claimed wins in two singles flights, but was unable to
overcome Campbell. Raluca Baicu posted a 6-2,7-5, win over Campbell's
Carmen Under, while Cristina Meilicke won her match against Campbell's
Iva Stojancer. The Lady Pirates will travel to Chapel Hill, N.C to face the Tar
Heels this Tuesday, Feb 24, match time 3 p m The men's team will face
Marquette in Fort Worth. Texas, Friday, Feb. 27 match time 2.30 p.m.
Clinton Portis could be a Redskin
Desperate to land a tailback who could make a major impact in new
coach Joe Gibbs' run-oriented offerise, the Washington Redskins are in
discussions about a blockbuster trade that would bring them one of the
NFLs premier young backs.The proposed deal, which percolated here over
the weekend at the annual draft combine sessions, would net the Redskins
tailback Clinton Portis, who rushed for over 1.500 yards in each of his first
two seasons with the Denver Broncos. In return for Portis. 22, Denver would
receive Redskins four-time Pro Bowl cornerback Champ Bailey and perhaps
one of Washington's choices in the 2004 draft. Officials from both teams
and agents for the two high-profile veterans worked arduously over the
weekend to nudge the swap much closer to reality
Franchise tag to be placed on Manning
The Indianapolis Colts are expected to designate Pro Bowl quarterback
Peyton Manning their franchise player Monday, a move that will cost a
league-record $18.4 million. President Bill Polian promised Sunday to tag
Manning, the league's co-MVP, preventing him from hitting the free-agent
market March 3. NFL rules require teams to pay a franchise player the
average of the top five players at the position or 120 percent of the player's
salary cap number from the previous year, whichever is higher. Manning
counted more than $15 million against the team's salary cap last year
Teams could still sign Manning to an offer sheet, but the Colts would have
an opportunity to match If Indianapolis chose not to match - highly unlikely
- it would receive two first-round draft picks as compensation. The move
could force significant roster changes for the Colts, who reached the AFC
championship game last year for the first time since 1995.
McNulty wins in first time out
Zimbabwe's Mark McNulty became the 11 th player to win in his Champions
Tour debut, shooting a 3-under-68 for a one-stroke victory in the Outback
Steakhouse Pro-Am. McNulty, a 16-time winner on the European tour,
finished at 13-under 200 to hold off Larry Nelson. McNulty had twice
postponed his tour debut because of a bout with shingles. Fuzzy Zoeller
made 11 birdies - seven in a row - and flirted with a 59 before shooting
61 after a bogey on the 18th. Zoeller tied for third with Tom Purtzer (68)
at 11 under
Kenseth victorious in Subway 400
Matt Kenseth shrugged off NASCAR's new points system partially
designed because he won just one race last season en route to the series
championship by nipping rookie Kasey Kahne at the finish line of North
Carolina Speedway on Sunday to win the Subway 400. his first victory in
nearly a year. Kenseth led a race-high 259 laps, but had to fight furious
charges from Kahne and Jamie McMurray over the final 10 laps before
edging Kahne by .010 seconds - the nose of the No. 17 Ford It was yet
another thrilling finish at what could be the final race at "The Rock" The tiny
track has already lost one of its races under NASCAR's realignment plan
and poor attendance could ultimately cost it its remaining date
Johansson wins ATP event
Joachim Johansson harnessed his powerful serve and was not broken in
winning his first ATP title Sunday beating Nicolas Kiefer in the final of the
Kroger St Jude tournament. The 21 -year-old Swede faced just one break
point and beat Kiefer 7-6 (5). 6-3 in just 94 minutes. Johansson routinely,
hit 137 mph on his serves, and even 130 on some second serves, as he
avoided being broken in 55 games in the tournament
Pole vaulter sets world record
Russian Svetlana Feofanova set the womens indoor pole vault record
Sunday with a leap of 15 feet, 11 inches at the Athina 2004 indoor meet.
Feofanova broke the mark of 15-10 14 set last Sunday by Russian Yelena
Islnbayeva Feofanova easily cleared the bar in her first attempt at the
height. Isinbayeva managed to jump just 14-9 14 after failing in three
attempts at 15-1 14.
ECU improves to 7-0
after second sweep
Delaware tame into
Harrington Field on Friday
with a strategy - knock the
opposition back onjts heels early.
After three batters, it seemed
the Blue Hens were working
the scheme to perfection as
back-to-hack singles and then
a home run by Steve Van Note
put Delaware on top 3-0.
However, the next 26 and a
halt innings of the series were
all Pirates.
ECU used solid pitching,
great defense, timely hitting, and
capitalized on 11 miscues by the
Blue Hens to sweep the series and
improve to 7-0 on the season.
The story of the game was
the outstanding recovery by
starting pitcher Brody Taylor.
After giving up the three-run
blast to Note in the first inning,
Taylor settled down nicely and
allowed just four more hits after
the big first inning for the Blue
He pitched six strong innings
for the Pirates and was relieved
in the seventh by sensational
freshman Mike Flyc.
Flyc, a J.ll. Rose graduate,
picked up his first collegiate save
as he pitched the final three
frames, giving up no hits while
striking out three to preserve a
6-4 win.
The opposition has yet to get
a beat off of Flye, who now has
pitched five scoreless innings to
begin his college career. Head
Coach Randy Mazey is excited
about the way his young gun
has started the season.
"Everybody in Greenville
should be proud of him and
the way he pitched today said
"We all are, and that's
exactly what we need, a guy
that can come in and close
the door for us
Jamie Paige led the offensive
attack for the Pirates in game one
with two hits and one RBI. Ryan
Norwood's double in the fifth
gave him two RBI on the game.
Game two was all about
pitcher Greg Burin, the junior
right-hander pitched seven
shutout innings, leading ECU
to a 4-0 victory in which the
Blue liens looked consistently
confused at the plate. Bunn
allowed only two hits while
striking out eight.
Duslin Sasser quickly put
an end to any thoughts of a
comeback as he pitched the final
two innings to pick up the save.
As evidence to the duo's out-
standing performance on the
hill, Sasser and Bunn combined
to only face three batters over the g
minimum .
Trevor I.awhorn hit a three-
run homer in the fifth to give
the men on the mound some �
breathing room.
Game three showcased more g
from Trevor, as the first year
Pirate put on an offensive clinic.
I.awhorn went three-or-five on
the game with a home run, two
doubles and four RBI to guide the
Pirates to a 9-1 shellacking of the
Blue Hens.
I.awhorn already has eleven
RBI on the season batting in the
number two spot.
"It's obviously great to be
7-0 Mazey said.
"We talk about it all the time,
it's a long season, like a mara-
thon, and when you're running
a marathon, it doesn't matter
who's winning when you start,
it matters who's winning when
you finish
"Winning streaks are like
slumps, if you think about them �
too much, it will affect how you I
play. We play it one game at a S
time, so we're going to come out f
on Tuesday like it's the first game �
of the year S
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ECU fought back from an early 3-0 deficit to win on Friday.
The Pirates are off to a strong start after a week of victories.
Hot start keys second straight win
ECU holds on to down
Horned Frogs 75-70
ECU used an early 9-0 run to
steal the game's momentum and
fend offalatechargingTCU for their
second straight home conference
victory, 75-70.
Seniors Erroyl Bing and Der-
rick Wiley combined lor 41 points
and had 13 of the Pirates' first 14
"Our hacks have really
been against the wall over
the last couple of weeks, but I
think we are showing people that
we aren't going away without a
fight said senior Derrick Wiley.
Wiley's game-high 23
points were hidden behind
a career night for teammate
Bing. Bing opened the game
with eight in just the
first two minutes,
connecting on two three-pointers
in the sequence.
"Erroyl Bing was just phenom-
enal tonight said Pirate Head
Coach, Bill llerrion.
"That was the best 20-minute
stretch in the first half that 1 have
seen him play in his four years
Bing finished the first half with
16 points and 18 for the game, but
his rebounding effort of IS on
the night earned him yet another
career plateau.
"That's my role on this team,
to rebound the basketball, so
I just came out and played
said Bing, who now has 907
rebounds, second on the Pirates'
all-time list behind Bill Otte's
ECU'S Japhet McNeil battles for a loose ball during the first
half while the Pirates win their second straight C-USA game.
(1960-64) 969 boards.
"My time is running out. I only
have three more regular-season
games to play in a Pirate uniform,
so I'm just trying to extend my time
with a trip to the C-USA tourna-
Freshman Mike Cook
had another eye-opening
performance as he chipped
in with 16 on five-of-eight
shooting from the field.
"Mike Cook is just getting
better and Ix'ttcr with every game
llerrion said.
TCU's offense sputtered
in the first half because star
player Corey Sanlee was
held to just one tree throw bv the
Pirates' solid defense,
Santce found the scorer's book
more often in the second half, hit-
ting tour field goals and seven free
"He is going to score 2000
points in this league Herrion
"He already has around 900
points and he is just a sopho-
ECU never crept closer than six
after the quick start from the Pirates
until late in the second half. Santee
hit two free throws with about 4:
30 to play and brought the I lorned
ProgS within five points.
A three-pointer from Santee
with .12.3 seconds left had TCU as
close as 72-70.
The Horned Frogs put
four players in double figures
including Santee as well as Nucleus
Smith, Ma.rcus Shropshire and
Chudi Chinweze.
Key free throws from
Wiley and Bing and Bing's 15th
board on the night, however, sealed
another win for the Pirates.
"1 can't be more proud of what
these kids are giving llerrion
"And I'll say this
again, this is the best my
basketball team has played in the
five years that I've been here.
"This was a great win for
our team. This was a great win
lor our program
"I'm just happy for the whole
team, Ixvause we have given our-
selves a chance to make it to the
tournament Wiley said.
"But, we've still got tha-e games
left and we have to keep taking care
of business
ECU hosts South Florida this
Saturday at 1 p.m.
This writer can be contacted at
sports@theeas tcarolinian. com.
Lady Pirates drop two close road games
Women have lost
eight straight games
The lady Pirates are still
trying to learn how to pull out
a close win.
The women's basketball team
lost to (:incinnati on Friday night
78-72 in a double-overtime
thriller. ECU then dropped their
eighth straight game to a red hot
Louisville team 79-75 in over-
lime. The women have now lost
lour of their last six games in the
'extra session.
The ECU women (14-12, 5-8)
can finish no higher than eighth
in the conference tournament,
but could still fall to tenth place.
The lady Pirates are currently
tied with Cincinnati in the con-
ference standings and are a lull
game behind USE. ECU has failed
to secure a win in February with
their last win coming Jan. 25.
The Lady Pirates saw a huge
first half lead disappear as Cin-
cinnati used 24 points from star
guard Valarie King. The women
scored the first four points of the
second half for a 14-point advan-
tage. However, the l.ady Pirates
went scoreless for nearly seven
minutes and let the lady Bearcats
reel off 16 straight points.
Cincinnati (14-13, 5-8) over-
came a four-point deficit with
50 seconds left. A quick lay-up
by Cincinnati and an untimely
turnover for ECU on the
inbounds pass forced overtime.
Jennifer Jackson's desperation
three point attempt at the end
of regulation rimmed out.
.They shot just three of 13
from the Held in the overtimes
and remain snake-bitten in over-
time games. The women shot an ft
see LADY PIRATES page 86 The Lady Pirates have not won a game since Jan. 25.

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Pirate softball team sweeps classic
ECU starts '04 season
with eight straight wins
ECU's softball team com-
pleted a six-game sweep at the
Hampton InnPirate Classic
Sunday, defeating Fairfield in
the championship game. The
victory Improved the lady Pirates
to 8-0-1.
ECU started the tournament
with a dominating 10-0 win over
Delaware and a 4t win against
Fairfield on Friday. The lady
Pirates continued their winning
ways on Saturday, defeating
Cieorge Mason 3-2 and Towson
4-1. The wins gave ECU a first
round bye in the Pirate Classic
Tournament Sunday where they
faced and defeated Delaware once
again, 6-4. Phis win allowed the
softball team to advance to the
finals where they rolled to a 5-2
victory over Fairfield.
"We have matured a lot
since last year said Head Coach
Tracey Kee.
"We were a very young team
last vear and now everyone has
one more year of experience
Sophomore Christine Sheri-
dan and Junior Kate Manuse
were both named to the 2004
Hampton InnPirate Classic
All Tournamert Team for their
performances. Sheridan and
Manuse each batted over .500 in
the tournament and combined
for 20 hits.
"I am feeling really confident
right now Sheridan said.
"The ball is looking like a
watermelon and I am staying
After a weekend at home,
the team will travel to Virginia
Beach to participate in the Dixie
Classic this weekend and then to
Houston, Texas for their first two
conference games against Hous-
ton on March 2-3.
"We are hoping that this early
confidence our team has will
carry over on the road for the
upcoming away games Coach
Kee said.
"We need to remain consis-
tent and keep hitting the ball.
I am very excited about these
This writer can be contacted at
sports@eastcarolinion. com.
Lady Pirates from page bs
uncharacteristic nine of 20 from
the free throw line and six of 12
in the extra sessions. The women
held a decisive 55-38 rebound-
ing advantage, but could not
(lourt ney Willis led I he Pi rates
with 24 points and W rebounds
while Jennifer Jackson also con-
tributed a double-double with
19 points and 11 boards. Junior
guard Jennifer Jackson became
the 18th Lady Pirate to score 1,000
points in a career. Viola Cooper
also scored in double figures with
12 points.
The Lady Pirates also fell to
the hottest team in the league on
Sunday. Louisville has now won
eight straight conference games
and sits in third place in the con-
ference standings. The t ardinals
(18-8, 10-3) had four players In
double figures to down F.C.U.
As seems to be the case in
the road games, the Lady Pirates
jumped out to an early lead but
could not hold off their opponent
in the latter stretches of the game.
The women saw a 26-14 lead in
the first half before Louisville
ended a 14-2 run to tie the game
at the intermission.
Each team took leads in the
second half and tied five times.
Willis hit a lay-up to give the Lady
Pirates a 69-67 advantage with 1:
30 remaining. However, Jaz?
Covington, freshman, tied the
game before each team fumbled
chances to win in regulation.
In the extra session, the Lady
Pirates shot one-for-six while
Louisville went four-for-eight.
ECU had another untimely
turnover with two minutes
remaining and could not mount
a chance to tie th" game as Louis-
ville took the four-point win.
Courtney Willis played ever)
minute of the game and contrib-
uted 25 xinH and 17 rebounds.
Willis has posted double-figure
scoring in every game thus far.
Viola Cooper, Jennifer Jackson,
and Shanita Sutton contributed
double figures. Freshman point
guard iamekia Powell dished
out a career high 13 assists in the
losing effort.
The Lady Pirates will close out
regular-season play on Friday, Feb.
27 when they will take on instate
rival Charlotte. ECU defeated
Charlotte (14-12, 7-6) by 25
points on their home court earlier
this year. The 49ers are the only
team that ECU will play twice in
conference. The game will deter-
mine seeding for the conference
tournament which will take place
in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas on
March 4-7.
This writer can be contacted at
sports@eastcarolinian. com.
Pigskin Pig-Out is better than ever
I he food, fun and
merriment that is the
Great Pirate PurpleGold
Pigskin Pig-Out Party returns
for its 21st year March 25-
28 in and around ECU's
Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.
Theannualfestivitiesthat sur-
round ECU lootball'sSpringCiame
promise to be bigger and better
than ever.
The schedule includes a
fireworks show, great-tasting
barbecue, live music, more
carnival rides than ever for
both adult and children, a
fashion show and an autograph
session with members of the
Pirate football team.
Sprint will serve as one of the
weekend's sponsors.
The Pitt County Pirate Club
(iolf Classic Social kicks things
off on Thursday night, March
Carnival rides will
be in full swing on Friday
evening, along with the
Coastline Band live on stage
and fireworks.
Saturday brings barbecue,
a variety of activities for the
entire family, and a sneak-pre-
view of the 2004 Pirate football
team in action at the Spring
Save 20 percent by purchas-
ing advance barbecue ($6) and
Spring Game tickets ($4) through
the ECU Athletic Ticket Office.
Call 1-800-D1AL ECU or
(252) 328-4500. Tickets can
also be purchased online at
The midway area, live
iiiiisi. and accompanying
events are open with no
entrance admission.
The carnival midway
will be set up on the south
side of Dowdy-Fkklen
Stadium with ride tickets
available for purchase nearby.
Tickets for barbecue plates and
the Spring Game
will be $7 and $5,
respectively, on the
date of the event.
Activities 2004
Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium
Thursday, March 25
7 p.m9 p.m Pin County Pirate Club Golf
Classic Social. Ironwood Country Club
Friday, March 26
8:30 a m. 1.30 p.m Pitt County Pirate Club
Golf Classic. Ironwood Country Club
6 p.m-I I p.m. Carnival opens Rides lor all
ages! Public Invited to walk Pig-Out midway
Food concessions open Souvenir stand
7 p.m9 p.m. Football Letterwlnners'
8 p.ml1:45 p.m. Coastline Band live on
9 p.m. Fireworks
9:30 p.m. Parade of Pigs, Pig Cookln' Contest
11:45 p.m. Event area closes
Saturday, March 27
8 a.mto a.m. Judging ot the pigs
10 a.m. -11:30 a.m. 1 st Annual Fashion Show
on second floor ol Murphy Center
11 a.m. Carnival opens Rides for all
ages! Vendors-various Items from
jewelry to handmade crafts and art Food
concessions Antique and Muscle Car Show
Barbecue plates served until sold out IS6 in
advance, S7 at event!
11 a.m. - 3 p.m Entertainment on stage-local
groups and exhibitions
12 p.m. -1 pji). ECU Football Team Autograph
12-2:30 p.m. Ounkln Booth with area and
athletic celebrities
1 p.m. Lady Pirate softball vs. DePaul
1:15 p.m. Kiddie GamesBirthday Party
with the Pirate mascot and
ECU cheerteaders
3 p.m. ECU Football PurpleGold Spring Game
IS4 In advance. $5 at galel
ECU's Brian Rimpf awarded for
excellence in community service
ECU announced that Brian
Rimpf has been selected as its
Coca-Cola Community All-
American for his excellence in
community service today. The
Coca-Cola Community All-
Americans program is all about
recognizlngj celebrating and
applauding student-athletes who
are making a difference in their
Rimpf, a native of Raleigh,
N.( who recently completed
his outstanding four-year career
on the Pirate football team, dis-
tinguished himself by dedicating
an average ol nine hours per week
throughout the academic year to
COmmunlt) service. Among the
programs he has worked with
are Young Life, Sportsworks
Ministries, church youth
groups, Boys and Girls Clubs, a
local juvenile dententlon center,
the Methodist Children's Home
Summerlest, the Cerebral Palsey
telethon, Pitt County Historical
Society, Boy Scouts, and reading
in elementary schools. A majority
of Kimpf's volunteer efforts were
done on his own and not part of
a group function.
"We are extremely proud
of all our student-athletes and
the tremendous commitments
they've made to this institution
and our community through
their community service efforts
said Nick Floyd, interim director
ot athletics at ECU.
"In addition to bringing
national attention to the issues
of volunteerism and community
involvement, the Coca-Col a
Community Ail-Americans
program provides a platform for
colleges and universities to honor
and recognize student-athletes,
like Brian Rimpf, for their out-
standing contributions to the
communities in which they live,
learn, work and play
Asa Coca-Coll(immunity
All-American, Rimpf will be
ECU's nominee at the national
A panel of representatives
Irom the National Association
of Collegiate Directors of Ath-
letics (NACOA) will seleu six
student-athletes from NCAA�,
NAI ATM and JuniorCommunity
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NBA has gone global and there's no turning back
NBA executives are talking shop
in the back seat of a taxicab in
Shanghai, China. The cab driver
eavesdrops and, as cab drivers
often do, offers an unsolicited
"Steve Irancis pass ball to
Yao Ming he says In fractured
As Andrew Messick and his
colleagues piece the informa-
tion together, they figure out
that the cab driver is upset that
Jeff Van Gundy's offense In
Houston doesn't include more
plays with Yao as the primary
"It's pretty bizarre when you
think about it said Messick, the
NBA's international senior vice
president. "This taxi driver is
watching games early in the
morning and has a view on
how Coach Van tiundy is run-
ning the offense. It's a small
world we live in. It expresses the
notion that sports allow people
from widelv divergent places to
communicate in a language
that's compelling and wonder-
ful. I didn't know what to say
The NBA is no longer our
game. It belongs to the world.
From Shanghai to Sacra-
mento, Calif Orlando, Fla to
the Australian Olitbtck, Phila-
delphia to Paris, the league's
bouncy-bouncy soundtrack
resonates loudly. You heard it
last Sunday night during the
glitzy introductions for the
NBA All-Star (lame, when six
international players will be
in the mix of 24 stars on two
conference teams.
Fans voted in ballots printed
in 17 languages. More than half
of the traffic on (51
percent) is outside the United
The Internet will be a click
away for fans, including Man-
ouar Abdeslam, a 17-year-old
from Morocco whose father
rewards him for good grades
with Orlando Magic souvenirs.
Among them is a Tracy
McGrady jersey, bought in I'aris
by Manouar's uncle
"It that's not an international
game said Bob Baydale, an
Orlando businessman who met
Manouar during an overseas
trip, leaving the obvious answer
dangling indefinitely.
A spike that began with
the inclusion of the Dream
Team - basketball's version of
rock 'n' roll stars - in the 1992
Olympics continues to rise dra-
matically, with the likelihood ol
the league expanding to several
European cities within the next
Travel logistic s may be more
demanding physically, but a
seven-hour trip from London
to New York isn't much mure
of a strain than traveling from
Orlando to Los Angeles.
"Believe it or not, (John)
McEnroe and (Jimmy) Connors
used to get off a plane in Shang-
hai and play in a tournament
NBA Commissioner David Stern
said. "Tiger Woods goes all over
the world to play golf
Stern's vision of world domi-
nation simply reflects a market-
ing-savvy approach to capture a
broader audience that can't get
enough of the game and all of
its accessories.
Reebok's $130 Answer 6
Allen Iverson sneaker sold out
in six weeks when it launched in
October 2003 in Western
Spalding's international
sales spiked 44 percent in 2002,
largely because of Ming-mania
in China. Tony Parker (France),
Dirk Nowitzki (Germany) and
Peja Stojakovic (Serbia and Mon-
tenegro) are telling folks to drink
Sprite in native-language com-
mercials overseas. An estimated
30 percent of all NBA merchan-
dise is sold overseas.
Fans who want a more exotic
location than Orlando to check
out the NBA City theme restau-
rant can travel to one in the
Dominican Republic.
Marketing the game is
easy enough. Although soccer
remains the most popular game
in the world with an estimated
1.25 billion fans, basketball has
an easy-access feel to it - find a
ball and a basket - that allows for
crossover appeal throughout the
Interest continues to rise as
more foreign players ditch their
professional teams overseas to
play in the NBA.
Opening night, NBA
rosters featured a record 73
international players from 34
countries. Six of them Yao,
Nowitzki, Stojakovic, Jamaal
Magloire (Canada), Tim Duncan
(U.S. Virgin Islands) and Andrei
Kirilenko (Russia) - played in the
All-Star Game last weekend.
Players who could think
only of playing in the NBA as
whimsical folly now have no
problem snagging a passport
and visa to play in New Jersey,
Memphis or Los Angeles. An
increasing interest in recruit-
ing international players with
a better feel for fundamentals
and up-tempo team style,
coupled with the NBA steadily
improving its global outreach
through television broadcasts
and the Internet, allows both
sides to come together without
a glitch.
That wasn't possible a decade
ago, when children overseas had
a limited vision of the NBA.
Growing up in the Republic
of Georgia, which borders the
Black Sea between Turkey and
Russia, 8-year-old Zaza Pachu-
lia stuck posters of NBA stars
Michael Jordan, Dennis Rodman
and Rod Strickland in his room.
He got them inside basketball
magazines, his only connection
to the NBA.
He dreamed of living large
one day, not knowing that he
would grow to be a talented
basketball player. Signed by a
professional team in Turkey
at 15, Pachulia, now 20, was
drafted by the Magic in the
second round last June.
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The East Carolinian, February 24, 2004
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