The East Carolinian, March 3, 2004






Volume 79 Number 124
THE EAST CAROLINIAN
WEDNESDAY
Kerry captures Super Tuesday victory
Wachovia's gift will ease teacher shortage.
Wachovia donates
more than $1 million
to recruit teachers
Largest monetary gift in ECU
history will benefit eastern NC
TABATHA JAMES
STAFF WRITER
The demand for new teachers in the next decade
far exceeds supply, with a projected two million
jobs to he filled.
But Wachovia Bank Corporate has generously
donated $1.25 million to combat the shortage of
rural teachers.
This is the largest corporate gift ever donated to
ECU and will provide scholarships, tuition, fees and
support to positions for various coordinators.
The money specifically targets rural areas east
of I-9S where the I .at hum Clinical Schools Network
serves Pitt County and 17 surrounding counties.
Martin Lancaster, North Carolina Community
College president, and Marilyn Sheerer, college
of education dean, were both in agreement that
this is a very powerful vehicle for addressing the
statewide crisis and are happy to have Wachovia
as a partner.
Reasons for the shortage are lack of teacher
mobility, inadequate induction programs, poor
working conditions, the lowest unemployment in
three decades and a growing salary gap between
teachers and other college graduates - a difference
of more than $32,000 for experienced teachers with
master's degrees.
"Right now there is a national shortage of
teachers, particularly in rural areas because newer,
younger teachers don't have much social life after
work, and then for the teachers who might be
moving in from various states and cities, there
is a cultural gap they need to close said Yokima
Cureton, director of communication for ECU'S col-
lege of education.
To help conquer this economical and edu-
cational shortfall, the ECU college of education
and North Carolina Community College System
partnered to train and persuade teachers to work
in rural areas.
Known as Partnership East, the program pro-
vides education to aspiring teachers by delivering
instruction to them wherever they live.
"One of the strategies that the community
colleges and ECU's college of education came up
with was to identify this pool of talent and keep
the people and students who are already working
and living in these areas here in eastern North
Carolina said Cureton.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian.com.
Sen. John Kerry is joined by his wife Teresa Heinz Kerry, daughters Alex and Vanessa and stepson Chris Heinz, as he addresses
supporters in Washington, D.C. last night.
Edwards set to bow out
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primary romp and driving him
from the race.
Kerry spoke with the North
Carolina senator by telephone
Tuesday evening and took
a congratulatory call from
President Bush as the two men
looked ahead to their long gen-
eral-election campaign against
each other.
"We had a very nice con-
versation Kerry said of his
talk with Bush. "I said I hoped
we had a great debate about the
issues before the country
Kerry said later he would
offer the country a clear alter-
native to Bush, vowing to repeal
tax cuts for the wealthy, expand
health care to the uninsured,
cut the federal deficit in
half, raise the minimum
wage, oppose a constitutional
amendment banning gay mar-
riage and rebuild international
alliances to fight the war on
terrorism.
"We can and we will win
this election. And we will
build one America of free-
dom and of fairness for all
Kerry said to cheering support-
ers a mile down Pennsylvania
Avenue from the White House
he hopes to win.
"Tonight, the message could
not be clearer. All across our
country, change is coming to
America
Kerry, 60, dealt the final
blow to Edwards' fading cam-
paign by beating him deci-
sively in Ohio and narrowly in
Georgia the two states where
Edwards had hoped his down-
home populist message would
reach voters who blame free
trade for lost jobs.
Kerry added
blowout wins in
California, Con-
necticut, Maryland,
New York, Rhode
Island and his home
state of Massachu-
setts in eatly returns.
In Minnesota, which
held caucuses, Kerry
led by a 2-1 margin
with about a third of
the vote counted.
In a surprise
that had no effect on the
nomination contest, failed
candidate Howard Dean won a
sentimental victory in his home
state of Vermont. Though he
quit the race Feb. 18, his name
remained on the ballot in
Vermont and many other
states.
Edwards abandoned any
fading hope of overtaking
Kerry and decided to fly to
his home in Raleigh, N.C
rather than continue cam-
paigning as scheduled, lie
see ELECTION page A2
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Kerry's victories may force Edwards out.
Results
n
California - John Kerry
Connecticut - John Kerry
Georgia - John Kerry
Maryland - John Kerry
Massachusetts - John Kerry
Minnesota - John Kerry
New York - John Kerry
Ohio - John Kerry
Rhode Island - John Kerry
Vermont - Howard Dean
Editor's Note: All information reported
current at press time
Greenville hosts Special RjverS completion Set for May
Olympics basketball '04 r J
Volunteers still needed
JASMINE D. HARRELL
STAFF WRITER
More than 800 athletes
from 45 counties will travel
to Greenville tor the North
Carolina Special Olympics bas-
ketball tournament March 19
-24.
The opening ceremony will
be held at Minges Coliseum
and tournaments will include a
three-on-three team competition
at South Central High School
followed by a five-on-five team
competition at selected Green-
ville schools and parks.
Locations include Boyd Lee
Park, J.H. Rose High School, Pitt
Community College, D.H.
Conley High School, CM. Eppes
Middle School and Wellcome
Middle School.
O Special
Olympics
North Carolina Special
Olympics is the largest
program of Its kind In North
America and the fifth largest
in the world.
Interested volunteers should
call Alice Kenne or Rita Roy
at 830-4217.
Qualified athletes have
already won their local games
and regionals before going on
to compete at the state level.
Athletes have been practic-
ing year round, working on their
athletic skills in preparation
for the basketball tournament
with the help of more than
see OLYMPICS page A3
Inclement weather
causes delay
KRISTIN DAY
STAFF WRITER
Students and faculty have to
wait two more months to see a
completed Rivers Building.
Mark Myers, project manager,
planned to finish the building
Eeb. 27, but due to inclement
weather, the completion date
changed to May 6.
Myers said planning for reno-
vations began in 2000, but the
wait for bonds to pass for funding
to start the project took a while,
and actual construction on the
building did not begin until Janu-
ary 2003.
Myers said many projects
dedicate a year or two to plan-
ning and design, and an addi-
tional year or more could be
spent in construction.
Digging and weather were
both factors that set the comple-
tion back.
"Last spring was a very wet
spring plus, we've had some
fairly indecent weather here
lately said Myers.
The weather set the crew
behind more than two months,
but Rivers was never intended for
students until the fall semester.
The changes gave Rivers
mostly office space.
"That's the main purpose of
the building there's one large
lecture hall for 127 people
Myers said.
Myers said after they finish
construction they need some
time to finish the inside of the
building. Eaculty will begin to
move into these offices in late
May or early June.
The outside view of Rivers
will be more pleasant than what
students have seen over the last
few semesters. The finished reno-
vations will include a courtyard
see RIVERS page A2
The Rivers Building was scheduled to be finished in February
2004, but bad weather delayed completion until May 6.
Nutrition Awareness
throughout March
0 The fat in one bologna sandwich with mayonnaise contains more than half the fat recommended for one person each day.
o A person should drink eight to 10 cups of water every day.
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Forecast TEC REQUIRED Online
Partly Cloudy
High of 74
READING
visit wwwtheeastcarrjWanoom to read
the latest Super Tuesday standings and
results
News PageA2 Features Pa8eBi Spoils
Don't forget to take the
page B6 sophomore Survey available
President Bush and his administration
are under pressure to testify about
knowledge tearing to 911 attacks.
Russel Simmons' Del Poetry Jam, which
features todays hottest slam poets, Is
set to perform at ECU next week.
EClfs basketball team will lose five
players this season The senior's last
game was Saturday.
on OneStop today for
students who nave completed
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3-3-04
NEWS
ERIN RICKERT
News Editor
HOLLY O'NEAL
Assistant News Editor
news@theeastcarolinian.com
252.228.6366
Announcements
Coffee and Careers
Career Services offers an interview workshop today from
8 30 am. - 9:15 am in the Student Professional Development Office.
Sophomore Survey
Students who have completed 45-60 credit hours, 30 from ECU. must
take the Sophomore Survey before pre-registering for summer or fall 2004
semesters. The survey will be available on OneStop beginning today
Information Technology Seminar
John Mullen, vice president of sales for Dell's higher education sector, will
speak on the impact of emerging technology on education today from
2p.m. -3pm in221 Mendenhall.
Deadline
The deadline for early registration for graduate student research is today.
Contact Katrina Searcey. graduate programs coordinator at 744-2808
lor more information
SGA Officer Filing
Filing for Student Government Association 2004-05 president, vice
president, treasurer and secretary continues through Friday. Forms are
available inside Mendenhall For more information contact 328-4726
Art Lecture
The Painting Guild will sponsor a lecture by Sigmund Abeles, professor
Emeritus from the University of New Hampshire. Abeles works in pastels,
oils and graphic media and focuses on the expressive and psychological
aspects of the human figure The lecture is Thursday at 530 p.m. in
Speight Auditorium
English Tag Lecture
Biodun Jeyifo, English professor at Cornell University, will speak at the
annual English Tag Lecture Thursday at 7 pm in 1031 Bate. Jeyifo's
lecture is titled, 'On Being Anglophone Now: Meditations on Globalization.
Language and Desire" A reception will follow the lecture
Coffee and Careers
Career Services offers a job search workshop Thursday from
8:30 am - 915 am in the Student Professional Development Oflice
Carter Center Internships
Peter Mather, director of educational programs lor The Carter Center in
Atlanta. Ga, will hold an information session on internship opportunities
Friday in 221 Mendenhall from 10:30 a m - noon The session is open lo
all (acuity and students who are interested in international development
and humanitarian issues
SRC Family Fun Day
The Department ot Recreational Services and the Office lor Adult and
Community Students will co-sponsor Family Fun Day on Saturday from
10 am - 3 pm. in the SRC Events will include group fitness, sports, a
climbing wall, bowling, a movie and arts and crafts. There is no cost for
students, spouses and dependent children of students above age six
Chancellor's Leadership Conference
Interim Chancellor William Shelton and other notable speakers will give
informative workshops and seminars to help improve organizations and
their leaders Saturday from 9 a.m. - 4 p m in Mendenhall Student leaders
and campus organizations are invited to come
NC Parternering Workshop
There will be a workshop on the Small Business Innovation Research
Small Business Technology Transfer Programs, which offer more than
$2 billion a year in grant and contract funding to research-based small
businesses. March 10 from 1 pm - 430 pm in the Willis Building
Auditorium There is no cost, but pre-registration is recommended
Spring Break
Spring Break begins Sunday, March 14 Classes resume Monday.
March 22
Community Service Scholarship
The Kiwanis Club of Greater Greenville is accepting applications for a
$500 community service scholarship Applicants should be Pitt County
residents, female, have a minimum GPA of 25 and are or will be attending
Pitt County Community College or ECU The application deadline is April
16 Contact Shelly Townsend at 341 -0363 for more information
ECU Child of Faculty Scholarship
Current or accepted ECU students who are children of active or
retired (acuity qualify for (he $1,600 ECU Retired Faculy Association
Undergraduate Scholarship Applicants must have a projected or actual
collegiate GPA ol 30 and be pursuing their first undergraduate degree
Applications are due by April 9 Contact Vicky Moms at 328-9573 for
more information
Paper Person
The student featured at the top of today s paper is Anne-Stuart Huffman
sophomore communication mapr
News Briefs
Local
Man released early from prison
apologizes for new charges
GREENSBORO (AP) - A man released
earty from prison apologized in court
to his estranged wife and her family
for a "bitter rage that landed him in
jail just a month before conditions of
his release were set to expire.
Kwame Cannon, 35, was released
from prison in 1999 after former
Gov. Jim Hunt commuted two
conseculive life sentences, saying
the punishment was too harsh for
the burglaries he committed
Cannon was released on the
condition that he not break any
laws for five years. On Saturday,
police charged Cannon with assault
on a female, communicating threats
and making harassing telephone
calls
According to police warrants,
Cannon grabbed his wife. Angela
Cannon, by Ihe throat on Friday
and threatened to kill her with a
shotgun in a conversation with her
stepmother.
Police said he also threatened to
send men to rape the granddaughter
of Angela Cannon's friend. Karen
Andrianous
NC law enforcement seizes items
designed to help use drugs
RALEIGi-l (AP) - The federal
government is going on the offensive
against drug paraphernalia, seizing
pipes, clips and other items from a
half-dozen stores in eastern North
Carolina.
Federal prosecutors said Monday
the searches and seizures are the
firsi in a new campaign designed to
make it harder to find materials that
could entice teenagers to begin
smoking marijuana
Distributing drug paraphernalia is a
federal felony.
Federal, state and local agents
participate in last Thursday's
searches of four Wake County
and two Wilmington businesses
as part of "Operation Pipecleaner
They recovered decorative and
brightly colored bongs, as well as
"roach" clips and miniature spoons
National
Court-appointed guardian in
custody case says
Chinese girl should stay with
American couple
MEMPHIS. Tenn. (AP) - A 5-year-old
Chinese-American girl at the center of
a custody fight has bonded with the
American couple who raised her from
infancy and should stay with them, a
court-appointeo guardian said.
Guardian Kim Mullins also
testified Monday that she believes the
girl, Anna Mae, would (ace gender
discrimination if her birth parents are
allowed to take her to China.
"She is a Baker in her mind, from what
I can see Mullins told Circuit Court
Judge Robert Childers.
Jerry and Louise Baker, who
became foster parents of Anna Mae
in February 1999. are trying to adopt
her over the objections of biological
parents Shaoqiang and Qin He,
and are suing to terminate the
Hes' parental rights on grounds of
abandonment.
The Hes, facing legal and financial
hardships, put Anna Mae in foster
care less than a month after her birth
in Memphis.
Ebbers to face federal
criminal charges
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former
WorldCom CEO Bernard Ebbers
has been indicted on federal
charges stemming from the
multibillion dollar accounting fraud
at the telecommunications giant, a
government official said Tuesday
The official, who spoke to
The Associated Press on condition of
anonymity, said the charges include
securities fraud.
Attorney General John Ashcrolt
planned a 1 pm news conference in
New York to announce the charges,
which first were reported late Monday
byWNBC-TV
Ebbers' attorney. Reid Weingarten.
could not immediately be reached
to comment
Ebbers resigned from WorldCom in
April 2002. well after its stock price
had begun a steady decline and
soon after questions began to swirl
about the company's finances Two
months later. WorldCom announced
it had uncovered nearly $4 billion in
hidden expenses at the beginning of
a spiral that would become the largest
corporate fraud in U.S. history. The
fraud is now estimated at $11 billion
WorldCom filed for bankruptcy July
21,2002.
World
At least 29 killed in attack on
Shlite procession in Pakistan
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) - Armed
men opened fire on Shiite Muslim
worshippers during a religious
procession in southwestern
Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least
29 people and wounding more
than 150, authorities said. The city's
mayor declared a curfew.
An explosion and gunfire rang
out in a congested area of
Quetta. the main city in southwest
Baluchistan province, as hundreds
of Shiite Muslims marking the
Muharram holiday passed by,
officials said. Authorities were trying
to determine the source of the
explosion
Soon after, a Sunni Muslim mosque,
a television network office and
several shops were set afire as
Shiites rioted in parts of Ihe city, and
a shootout occurred near the scene
of the initial attack, police said.
Haiti's conflict moves to political
front after rebels take capital to
cheering crowds
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP)
- The aftershocks of President
Jean Bertrand Aristide's departure
from Haiti echoed from the streets
of Port-Au-Prince to Washington
DC as rebels refused to fade
into the background and accusations
of a coup dogged American
officials.
U.S. Marines and French troops
secured key sites around the capital
on Monday, and rebels rolled into the
capital to cheering crowds as Haiti's
bloody uprising moved from the
streets to the political arena.
Aristide, currently in the Central African
Republic, told The Associated Press
in a telephone interview Monday that
he was "forced to leave" Haiti by US.
military forces He added that they
would "start shooting and be killing" if
he refused, but it was unclear if he was
referring to rebels or U.S. agents
American officials dismissed
Aristide's claim. Secretary of State
Colin Powell called Ihe allegations
"absolutely baseless, absurd U.S.
officials acknowledged privately,
however, that Aristide was told that if
he remained in Haiti, US forces would
not protect him from Ihe rebels.
Renowned literature scholar from Cornell will speak
to campus on universal impact of English language
Biodun Jeyifo chosen
as 2004 Tag lectuerer
LATOYA TONEY
STAFF WRITER
English is the third most
widely spoken language in the
world, and its universal impact
is significant.
This year's Tag lecturer
lliodun Jeyifo, professor of Kng-
lish at Cornell University, will
address ihe phenomenon
In his lecture titled, "On Being
Anglophone Now: Meditations
on Globalization, language and
Desire
Originally from Nigeria,
Jeyifo is the author ol six
hooks and more than
SO articles. Me teaches courses
on African, African-Ameri-
can and African-Caribbean
literature
In his lecture, Jeyifo will focus
on the positives and negatives of
the Knglish language and its
impact in the world.
"The question of language is
important said Seodial Deena,
Ph. D. and co-coordinator
ol the graduate multicultural
literature concentration
Deena said Knglish is not just
a language, hut a culture. It has
also become a political tool.
This topic will be impor-
tant to people in humanities,
languages, social and natural
sciences.
"It is a global world in
which we live, and many of us
will never visit some of these
global hotspots. Hut when
you bring in scholars like this,
you have a chance to look at the
whole world Deena said.
The lag lecture has an inter-
esting history behind its name.
Many years ago, an anonymous
donor donated money on
behalf of a couple named Mr. and
Mrs. Tag.
The money was donated
to the university to bring in
national and international speak-
ers for the scholarship of faculty
and students.
The free lecture, sponsored
by the Multicultural Graduate
literature Concentration of the
Knglish department, is open to all
and begins Thursday at 7 p.m. in
1031 Hate. A reception will follow.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian.com.
Neyilo
At least 125 killed in attacks on Iraqi Shiite shrines
KARBA'A, Iraq (AP) �
Simultaneous explosions ripped
through crowds of worshippers
luesday at Shiite Muslim shrines
in Baghdad and the holy city of
Kartell, killing at least 125. II was
the bloodiest day since the end ol
major lighting.
Ihe blasts in Iraq during
the Shiite festival ol Ashoura
coincided with a shooting attack
on Shiite worshippers in Quetta,
Pakistan, that killed at least 29
people and wounded more than
150. Ihe shootings touched oil
rioting in the city.
Ihe blasts in Karhala killed
so to 60 people, said Add Abdel-
Mahdi, a senior member of a
Shiite political party represented
on the l isappointed Governing
Council,
The nearly simultaneous
bombings at Baghdad's Kaimiya
shrine killed at least 75 people, he
said I lundreds were wounded in
both cities.
Ihe attacks sparked a wave
of Shiite outrage - much of it
directed at U.S. troops in the
Iraqi capital. American soldiers
who arrived at Kazimiya were
attacked by angry crowds throw-
ing stones and garbage, injuring
two Americans.
U.S. intelligence of lie lals
have long been concerned about
the possibility of militant attacks
during Ashoura. Last month, U.S.
officials released what they said
was a letter by Jordanian militant
Abu Mousab a I-Zarqawi outlining
a strategy of spectacular attacks
on Shiites, aimed at sparking a
Sunni-Shiite civil war.
The Iraqi Governing Council
condemned the "evil and terror-
ism that targets Iraqi unity and
seeks to en flame divisions among
the people" in a statement read by
a grim-faced Adnan Pachachi, a
Sunni Muslim on the council.
Ahdel-Mahdi said the Bagh-
dad blasts were believed to have
been caused by bombs, possibly
planted or carried by suicide
attackers.
Ihe karhala blasts, he added,
were believed caused by mortar
shells.
Council member Mouafakal-
Kubaie said there were Iranians
among those killed in Karhala,
but gave no exact figures, Grand
Ayatollah AM al-llusseini al-Sis-
tani, Iraq's most influential Shiite
cleric, will shortly issue a state-
ment appealing for c aim after the
attacks, al-Rubaic said.
Ahdel-Mahdi belongs to the
Supreme Council of the Islamic
Revolution in Iraq, SC1RI, led
by Abdel-Aiz al-llakim. Abelcl-
Mahdi routinely represents al-
llakim at Governing Council
sessions. SCIRI security officials
are known to be active in policing
Shiite shrines in Iraq.
The attacks in the two cities
took place nearly simultaneously
as tens of thousands of Shiite pil-
grims gathered for Ashoura, the
holiest day in the Shiite religious
calendar.
Dead and wounded were
loaded onto wooden carts nor-
mally used to ferry elderly pil-
grims to holy sites. Bodies ripped
apart by the force of the blasts lay
on the streets.
At about the same time, three
explosions went off inside and
outside of Baghdad's Kazimiya
shrine, which contains the tombs
of two other saints. Panicked men
and women, dressed in black, lied
screaming and weeping as ambu-
lances raced to the scene.
Crowds of enraged survivors
swarmed nearby hospitals, some
blaming Americans for stirring up
religious tensions by launching
the war, others blaming al-Qaida
or Sunni extremists.
Stone-throwing Iraqis
attacked Army medics trying
to help wounded at Kazimiya,
driving the U.S. troops back into
their high-walled compound
then trying to storm the gates.
Soldiers threw smoke grenades
ami Bred shotguns into the air
to drive the mob oft.
Ilic Ashoura festival, which
marks the killing of Hussein in
a 7th century battle, is the most
important religious period in Shiite
Islam and draws hundreds of thou-
sands of pilgrims from Iraq, Iran,
Pakistan and other Shiite commu-
nities to the Iraqi shrines.
Iran condemned the blasts as
"terrorist" and "vicious" attacks,
according to Iranian state radio.
Iranian foreign Ministry spokes-
man llamid IcVa Ascfi said the
United States and its allies are
"responsible lor security" for
the pilgrims al Karbala and in
Baghdad.
In Beirut, a spokesman for
Iraq's leading Shiite i leric, (irand
Ayatollah All al-Husselni al-Sis-
tani, blamed American soldiers
lor Ihe attacks, saying they were
responsible for the security, sheik
I lamed KtKif.it saiil I V officials
had Ignored repeated requests to
bolster security lor the pilgrims.
"Those behind this pain-
ful Incident have no links with
Islam tin- criminal who target
innocents and Muslims in this
holy place and on this pure land
is not a Muslim said Ali Abdul-
Karim al-Sali al-Musawi, an al-
Sistani representative in Basra, in
southern Iraq.
Election
from page A1
Rivers
from page A1
was expected to announce
his decision to leave Ihe race
in a speech there Wednesday
afternoon at a high school
that his children attended,
Recording to sources close to
him who spoke on condition
of anonymity.
Appearing before support-
ers in Atlanta even before polls
closed in California, Kdwards
congratulated Kerry without
formally conceding.
"He's run a strong, power-
ful campaign Kdwards said,
"lie's been an extraordinary
advocate of causes all of us
believe in
Kerry returned the kind
sentiments, apparently hoping
to dispel talk of a ihilly rela-
tionship. He called Kdwards
"remarkably gracious" and said
he "brings a compelling voice-
to our party
He also called Edwards,
50, "a valiant champion of
the values for which our party
stands
Kdwards was the last realis-
tic challenger to Kerry for the
nomination.
The only other remain-
ing candidates Rep. Dennis
Kucinich of Ohio and the Rev.
Al Sharpton ol New York were
expected to lose every state
Tuesday, including their
own.
Sharpton said he wasn't in
the race to win the nomina-
tion but to pitch his liberal
agenda.
A total of 1,151 delegates
were at stake in the 10 states:
California, Connecticut, Geor-
gia, Maryland, Massachusetts,
Minnesota, New York, Ohio,
Rhode Island and Vermont.
With Kerry's nomination
now a foregone conclusion,
both parties signaled an
immediate start of the general
election campaign.
area between Austin and Rivers.
In 2001, North Carolina
residents voted and passed a $3
billion bond.
ECU received $195 million of
the bond for the major construc-
tion projects currently on campus
and more than $9 million from
this bond went to construction
"I l In- Rivers building.
Myers said authorization,
which includes designer fees
and other standard needs for
construction, cost more than
Sll million.
This writer can be contacted at
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Sept. 11 federal panel convenes to
push Bush meeting, Rice testimony
WASHINGTON (AP) � The
federal panel reviewing the
Sept. II attacks has scheduled
interviews with former Presi-
dent Clinton and former Vice
President Al Gore this month
but is struggling to get similar
cooperation from President Bush
and administration officials.
Members of the bipartisan
commission said they were
considering a subpoena to force
the public testimony of national
security adviser Condoleezza
Rice. She has declined to appear
.it the panel's two-day bearing
later this month.
"The commission wants to go
back in the court of public opin-
ion and appeal to the adminis-
tration for them to reconsider
their first stand said commis-
sioner Timothy Roemer, a former
Democratic congressman from
Indiana.
"If we don't get that kind of
cooperation, compelling Dr. Rice
to come before us is an option
The White House said Tues-
day that Rice's testimony was a
constitutional issue of separation
of powers.
"As a matter of law and prac-
tice, White House staff have
not testified before legislative
bodies National Security Coun-
cil spokesman Scan McCormack
said.
" this is not a matter of Dr.
Rice's preferences
The 10-member commission
also requested private meetings
with Hush and Vice President
Dick Cheney about what the
administration knew before the
attacks, potentially a sensitive
subject in an election year.
While Clinton and Gore have
consented to public questioning
without a time constraint, Bush
and Cheney have agreed only
to private, separate, one-hour
meetings with the commission's
chairman and vice chairman,
instead of the full panel.
The commission was meeting
Tuesday to discuss options as it
seeks to hold private interviews
with the four official before Its
In November 2002, President Bush signed legislation creating a new independent commission
to investigate the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11.2001 and named former Secretary of State Henry
Kissinger, left, to lead the panel.
next hearing. The interviews
with Clinton and (lore were
scheduled for "the next couple
of weeks the commission said.
The latest dispute also comes
as the panel seeks additional
time from Congress to complete
its work. House Speaker Dennis
Hastert, R-lll agreed Iriday to
support extending the panel's
deadline to July 26, clearing the
way for Congress to formally
approve legislation this week.
The panel was scheduled to
finish its work on May 27.
The commission and its sup-
porters wanted a two-month
extension of both dates, but
met resistance among House
GOP leaders, partly because of
concern that a final report would
get entangled with presidential
election politics. ,
Mastert's proposal would not
give the commission any time to
wind down its business, a period
during which commissioners
lobby for implementation of
their recommendations on how
to prevent future terror attacks
and declassify information for
public release.
A congressional inquiry into
the Sept. 11 attacks took seven
months to declassify informa-
tion, a process that involves
white House approval.
Under the current deadline,
the commission has a 60-day
period to wind down.
The Senate bill would give it
just SO days.
The chairman and vice chair-
man of the commission, former
New Jersey Republican Gov,
Thomas ll. Kean and former Rep.
I.ee Hamilton, D-lnd planned
to meet separately with Hasten
on Tuesday to push for a longer
wind-down period.
"We're very hopeful that we
can find a way with the House
bill and the Senate bill to come
together said commission
spokesman Al Kelzenberg.
At the panel's next hearing
on counterterrorism policy.
Defense Secretary Donald II.
Rumsfeld and Secretary of State
Colin Powell are to testify, as
well as their counterparts in
the Clinton administration,
William Cohen and Madeleine
Albright.
Clinton's national security
adviser, Sandy Berger, also Is
to appear at that open session,
which commission officials say
will be unprecedented in its
review of high-level officials in
Clinton and Bush administra-
tions.
Prosecution, defense present closing
arguments in Martha Stewart case
NKW YORK (AP) �Maintain-
ing her grim poker face, Martha
Stewart sat quietly as prosecutors
borrowed some of the homemak-
ing icon's methodical approach
in carefully pulling together
their case for the jury hearing
her stock trial.
"Martha Stewart probably
thought she would never get
caught said prosecutor Michael
Schachter during closing argu-
ments Monday. But she "left
behind a trail of evidence
Schachter said that trail
included contradictory state-
ments, an altered phone log
and the testimony of brokerage
assistant Douglas Faneuil, a pros-
ecution witness who undercut
Stewart's story.
Stewart and her broker, Peter
llacanovic, face nine federal
counts related to the sale of about
$225,000 worth of ImClone
Systems stock on Dec. 27, 2001,
the day before the stock tanked
on news that the government
declined to review the firm's
cancer drug. While Stewart is
not charged with insider trading,
the government says she lied to
Investigators about the sale.
Schachter tried to dismantle
the centerpiece of the pair's
defense - they bad struck a deal
before Dec. 27 to sell Stewart's
shares when ImClone stock
dropped below $60. The pros-
ecutor called the story "phony
"silly" and "simply an aftcr-tbe-
fact cover story
following Schachter'S pre-
sentation, Bacanovic lawyer
Richard Strassberg attacked
Faneuil's credibility for more
than two hours, even alluding
to the Academy Awards and
suggesting he was acting on the
witness stand.
"You can't prove a case like
this based solely on the worst
of a person
like this, a
person with
an incredible
motive to lie
said Stras-
sberg.
Strassberg
also stressed
Bacanovic's
reputation as
a trustworthy,
meticulous
broker and
said Bacanovic
never would
have risked his
career for the
Stewart trade,
which earned
him just $450
in commis-
sions.
The broker
taking such a
risk "makes no
sense Strassberg said.
Strassberg was to continue
his closing argument Tuesday
morning. Later in the day,
Stewart's lawyer was to present
his. Jurors are expected to begin
deciding the case Wednesday.
Strassberg spent more than
two hours attacking the credibil-
ity of Faneuil, Bacanovic's former
assistant who said he passed a tip
that ImClone CEO Sam Waksal
and his family were dumping the
stock from llacanovic to Stewart.
Faneuil and the government
have a cooperation agreement
- clear motive for him to "Shade
the truth Strassberg said.
Strassberg insisted Faneuil
was slar-struck by Stewart, and
suggested it was he who came
up with the idea to tell Stewart
about the Waksal selling.
"He lies by just twisting a
lew little facts, a few key facts
Strassberg said.
Stewart faces nine federal charges for $225,000 in sales of ImClone stock.
"But those facts are crucial
Earlier, Schachter listed
inconsistencies - mistakes, he
called them - in the stories Stew-
art and Bacanovic told federal
investigators looking into the
ImClone trade in early 2002.
lor example, Bacanovic
claimed they had the $60 con-
versation on Dec. 20, 2001. But
Stewart placed it with the Merrill
Lynch J Co. broker in late Octo-
ber or early November.
And Schachter took jurors
back to Jan. 31, 2002, four days
before Stewart was lirst ques-
tioned about ImClone, when
she allegedly tampered with a
log nl a message Bacanovic had
left her the day she sold.
Stewart quickly ordered her
assistant to restore the message
to its original wording, accord-
ing to the assistant's testimony.
But the fact that she altered it at
all is evidence she was worried
about why she had sold the stock,
Schachter said.
Stewart and Bacanovic
concocted the $60 cover story
because "they saw the tacts as
plainly as you do Schachter
said.
"They know it looked as bad
as it actually was
After U.S. District Judge
Miriam Goldman Cedarbaura
dismissed the top count of secu-
rities fraud last week, jurors were
left with charges of conspiracy,
obstruction of justice and lying
to investigators.
The remaining counts
against Stewart carry up to
20 years in prison, although
federal sentencing guidelines
could mean a sentence ol just a
year or so if she is convicted on
all counts. The charges against
llacanovic carry 25 years, but
the guidelines would similarly
reduce his sentence.
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Supreme Court revisits claim of censorship
WASHINGTON (AP)� Kids,
don't try this at home.
The Bush administration's
top Supreme ourt lawyer says
he typed the words "free porn"
into an Internet search engine
on Ins In Hue computer and got
a list ol more than 6 million
Well Mies
That's proof. Solicitor Cien-
eral Theodore Olson told the
Supreme Court on Tuesday, of
the need for a law protecting
children from a tide of online
smut.
Internet porn is "persistent
and unavoidable Olson told
the court, and government has
a strong interest in shielding
teenagers and younger children
from it.
I he problem, as the Supreme
( ourt has observed before, Is
that a lot of dirty pictures are
constitutionally protected free
speech that adults have the right
to see and buy. Children donl
have the same rights, but kids
,n. adults alike can surf the
Web.
I'orn is "as easily available to
children as a television remote
Olson told the ustices as he
defended a 1998 law that Con-
gress meant as a firewall to shield
children.
The Child Online Protec-
tion Act has never taken effect.
A federal appeals court stunk
down the law twice, on separate
constitutional grounds, and it is
now before the Supreme ourt
for a second time
The law, known as OPA, �.is
a replacement lor a broader law
that the Supreme Court rejected
as unconstitutional in 1997.
Congress retooled the
law to address the high court's
free speech concerns, Olson
said.
Several justices weren't
buying it.
"It seems to me this is very
sweeping Justice Vnthony M.
Kennedy said at one point.
If porn sellers are flouting the
existing laws about obscenity,
perhaps the government should
go after them more aggressively,
justice Sandra Day O'Connor
suggested.
The Bush administration
has brought 21 indictment in
two years alleging that Web site
operators and others crossed
the line from acceptable smut
to illegal obscenity, Olson told
the court
"With such a vast array of
sites, there are so few prosecu-
tions O'Connor said. "It's just
amazing
COPA would make it a
crime for commercial Web site
operators to knowingly place
material that is harmful to chil-
dren within their unrestricted
online reach. Violators can face
sis months in jail and
civil and criminal penalties ol
$50,000.
The law is meant to go
.iller the really bad guys,
Olson argued, lie suggested
that the American Civil
Liberties Union and other
opponents of the law are crying
wolf.
It's tlic government that is
being unrealistic, ACI.U lawyer
Ann Beeson countered.
The law "criminalizes a
depiction or description of
nudity, or even a description of
the female breast Beeson told
the justnes.
The ACl.ll challenged the law
on behalf of online bookstores,
artists and others, including
operators of Web sites that offer
explicit how-to sex advice or
health information.
Among them is Mitch Tepper,
whose Web site dispenses very
specific instructions to help the
disabled enjoy sex. One article
he has posted online is titled
"Handsfree Whoopie
Pepper risks jail time if some
prosecutor somewhere finds his
material "harmful to minors
the ACI.U argued. COPA
gives no absolute definition ol
Easy access to Internet porn has been questioned due to harmful effects on children.
what is "harmful to minors
leaving that in part to "the aver-
age person, applying contempo-
rary community standards
The ACLU maintains
that the community standards
test is meaningless when
applied to the far-flung Inter-
net, but the Supreme C ourt ruled
two years ago that that
claim is not enough, on its
own, to make the law uncon-
stitutional. The high court is
expected to issue a more defini-
tive ruling by summer.
California votes on Schwarzenegger's plan to rescue budget
LOS ANGELES (AIM �
With California's fiscal health
and Ciov. Arnold Schwar-
zenegger's political standing
hanging in the balance,
voters decided Tuesday whether
to approve SIS billion in
borrowing to bail out the state
budget.
Schwarzenegger has used
his celebrity and his
political capital to try to build
support lor the bond
measure, theceterpieceof his plan
to solve the state's financial woes
without what he warned
would he "Armageddon" budget
cuts or higher taxes
The bond measure the
nation's largest ever to
appear on a statewide
ballot would be used to refi-
nance California's debt and
help close next year's budget
�ap.
The success or failure of
Proposition 57 was seen as
the biggest test yet of Schwar-
zenegger's influence with the
voters who swept him into
office in a recall election
just five months ago.
"One ol the reasons
Schwarzenegger is wielding so
much political Influence is
his perceived impact on the
electorate hi ability
to communicate and take
matters directly to Un-
people said COP strategist
Allan Hoffenblum. "Should
he lose on Tuesday, it
could weaken his ability to
do that on other matters in the
future
A recent California Field
Poll showed SO percent of voters
in favor of the bond measure,
i pen cut opposed and 14
percent undecided.
A companion measure.
I'roposition So, would restrict
borrowing in the future
and create a state reserve
SGA
SPRING ELECTIONS
FILING FOR
EXECUTIVE OFFICE
(President, Viee President, Treasurer, and Secretary)
Begins Monday, March 1 at 9:00 AM
Ends Friday, March 5 at 5:00 PM
Any applications turned in after the deadline will he disqualified.
Incomplete applications will not be officially stamped until completed
There is a mandatory Compulsory Meeting scheduled for
ALL candidates on Monday, March 8 at 8:00 pm.
fund. Both had to pass Tuesday
for either to take effect.
Schwarzenegger voted Tues-
day morning in a recreation
center near his Brentwood
home. "It is very Important for
people to support this because
it will save the state and it
will get us back on track to
fiscal recovery he said.
The governor has been
barnstorming the state in
support of tlie bond measure.
Last week, the movie
star-turned-governor held a
rally at Universal Studios
with actor Rob l.owe and threw
T-shirts to supporters. On
Monday, he went to Jay
l.eno's "The Tonight Show"
to tout the bond measure a
longside the man he
ousted former Democratic
Gov. Ciray Davis.
Backers have warned of
a potential financial meltdown
if the bond fails, though the
state still has possibility
of a backup $10.7 billion bond
issue now in the courts on a
legal challenge.
State lawmakers can also
roll si i billion in short-
term state debt into the new
fiscal year, as they have clone
the past two years.
Two other issues are on
the ballot. Proposition SS
would sell $12.3 billion in
bonds to pay for new
and improved schools, and
I'roposition 56 would lower to
55 percent the support needed
in the Legislature to pass a
budget. Currently, budgets
need at least two-thirds
support.
The deficit bond and
school bond issues would raise
California's long-term debt
to about $59 billion and
earmark more than 6 percent
of the state's annual budget
for interest payments.
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Ryan Downey
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Our View
matter what
the
evidence
and
witnesses
say, and no
matter what
the crime,
will we really
see either of
these famous
faces behind
bars?
But no Celebrities like Wjnona Ryder, O.J. Simpson,
Martha Stewart and Michael Jackson have
all appeared in the media for their successes
and failures.
What we want to know is, do celebrities really
get punished for their wrongdoings, or do juries
and judges tend to look the other way because
of their celebrity status?
Both Ryder and Simpson have appeared nega-
tively in the media during their careers.
Ryder was arrested for shoplifting at a Saks
Fifth Avenue store in Beverly Hills. Simpson
was accused of brutally murdering his wife,
Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron
Goldman.
Even though there was an overwhelming
amount of evidence in each of these cases,
both celebrities were spared jail time.
We cannot help but wonder, if the same accu-
sations and evidence were charged to the
face and name of an average citizen, would
the outcome be the same?
Could someone that shoplifted more than
$3,000 worth of merchandise, molested chil-
dren or murdered their wife really get away with
all these things if there name was not associ-
ated with the latest movie or the best song?
For celebrities like Jackson and Stewart, whose
cases still await a verdict, opinions about their
guilt or innocence are splattered all over the
media.
But no matter what the evidence and wit-
nesses say, and no matter what the crime,
will we really see either of these famous faces
behind bars?
Celebrities not only have the money to afford
the best attorneys, but they also have that
"larger than life" image that average citizens
lack.
No one could really picture Stewart calling a
prison cell "home or Winona Ryder decked
out in a prison uniform.
Celebrities only play these parts on-screen,
not in real life.
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Asst. Sports Editor
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In My Opinion
Marriage is a privilege,
not a right
In My Opinion
A nation at war
Allowing gay marriage
could have snowball effect
ANTHONY MCKEE
OPINION COLUMNIST
President George Hush did the
right thing when he announced
support for a Constitutional
Amendment that would define
marriage as being between a man
and a woman.
There never has been a "right"
to marry. Marriage is a privilege,
not a right.
the issue and the stakes are
about the institution of marriage
and not changing its definition
just because it suits somebody's
needs at the moment.
If we allow marriage to be
defined by current social "sensitivi-
ties there will be no right to deny
marriage to other non-traditional
groups, Once we start down that
road, there's no telling what we as
a society will be forced to recognie
as "marriage
There are prohibitions against
marrying direct family members.
Fathers cannot marry daughters,
mothers their sons, brothers and
sisters cannot wed, even first cous-
ins are barred from marriage.
If we change the definition of
marriage to allow same sex couples
to marry, would we have the right
to deny familial weddings
What about multiple spouses?
If same sex couples are allowed
to wed, how can we prevent people
from marrying multiple partners?
I speak not just of a man mar-
rying more than one woman.
Women would have to be allowed
to marry more than one man.
Come to think of it, men would
be allowed to marry more than
one man, and women would be
allowed to have multiple wives
also. Why not? Marriage is what-
ever we define it as, right? But let's
not stop there,
All current laws governing stat-
utory rape and pedophilia would
eventually have to be thrown out.
Why, you ask? Because sex with
children would have to be legal-
ized. Adults would be allowed to
marry children no matter what
their age. Everybody knows that
sex before marriage is expected
so any adultchild relationships
would have to be condoned.
NAMB1.A, the North Ameri-
can Man Boy Love Association,
has for years been advocating
for the legalization of not only
adultchild sex, but manboy
sex specifically.
They are practicing pedo-
philes and are proud of it. Their
Web site sings the praises of men
"loving" boys. These "relation-
ships" would eventually have to
be condoned.
Are you beginning to see the
problem?
I can almost hear the out-
raged cries as you read this of
"This would never happen
Really? One of I he arguments for
recognizing same sex marriage is
that "other countries are enlight-
ened enough to recognizeallow
it Well, guess what?
Lvery situation that I have
described is practiced in at
least one other country on this
planet, as NAMBI.A and several
polygamy Web sites are quick to
point out. Still don't think it can
happen?
The most divisive issue of
our time, morally, ethically and
socially, is abortion. It started
as being allowed only if the
mother's life was in immediate
danger and there was absolutely
no alternative.
Abortion has now progressed
to where a baby can be killed by
sticking a needle in its skull at the
moment of birth.
Incidentally, this procedure
has been used by the Com-
munist Chinese as a forced
population control measure for
years.
Makes you wonder where
the abortion rights people got
the idea - but that's lor another
article.
I believe that any attempt to
change the Constitution should
never be taken lightly. However,
if there was ever a reason to do
so, this is it. The sanctity of the
institution of marriage must be
protected.
In My Opinion
Too close an encounter
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(Kit 0�1 eel that breeze? Some-
thing just passed by. Good thing,
too.
This something was an .isler-
oid. And scientists were so worried
about it in mid-January that they
came within nine hours of calling
President Bush.
The chance that a big asteroid
will strike within any person's life-
time is exceedingly small. But we
ought to have something better in
place than the current Utosc con-
federation of scientists that is the
main lookout.
About Jan. 13, that informal
system - which relies on scientists'
brains and cooperation, rather than
an alert algorithm - didn't work tx
well. Thanks to an asteroid named
2004 AS1, that system is being
reviewed.
All sorts of astronomers arc-
looking constantly at the sky.
When someone discovers a new
asteroid, he tells an outfit called
the Minor Planetenter, located in
Cambridge, Mass. The Mit! sts
the discovery on the Internet and
asks the scientific community to
send in more observations.
In the end. some amateur sky
jockey got an unclouded shot of
2004 AS1, and, whew, false alarm,
don't call. Little 2004 AS1 missed
us by 7 million miles. Hood thing.
Turned out it was more like SIX)
meters wide.
So we ducked one high, tight
fastball. But we should - and can
- do better next time.
We need a tighter system,
probably an international system,
of level-headed scientists who will
place the call only when they see
no other choice.
Pre-emption is
dangerous precedent
for America
PETER KALAJIAN
STAFF WHITER
When Coalition military forces
invaded Iraq in March 2003, the
war-hawks in the Bush administra-
tion ushered in a dangerous new
era in American foreign policy.
In his first speech to an Ameri-
can public, still reeling from the
horror of Sept. 11, Bush outlined
a plan which was designed to root
out terror "all over the globe" and
gave a frightening ultimatum to
the rest of the world: You're either
with us or against us.
Sure, the rhetoric sounded
great to an American people
bent on revenge for the shock of
the World Trade Center bombing
and the renewed danger of
international terrorism, but the
political nuts and bolts of this
policy were given much less
thought than the immediate pos-
turing of a super-power after an
unprecedented attack.
For decades leading up to
Sept. II, the U.S. military had
operated under a policy of "the
enemy ot my enemy is my friend"
and had engaged in military and
diplomatic operations to support
this doctrine. Unfortunately, the
enemy of our enemy is very often
not our friend.
Many of the groups and indi-
viduals the United States supported
with this ideal later came to pose
the greatest perceived threats to
American national security, both
at home and abroad.
The Bush administration's
military forays into places like
Iraq, Afghanistan and the Middle
Last are direct results of the diplo-
matic miscalculations made by past
administrations.
In the wake of Sept. 11, the
American people were looking for
someone to blame - a face, a name,
one particular organization where
we could point our collective fin-
gers and say, "It was them. They hit
us, now we must hit them
For many people, including
myself, that face belonged to
Osama Bin Laden and his world-
wide terror net. al Qaeda.
1 he U.S. Navy launched imme-
diate cruise missile attacks on the
third world nation ot Afghanistan
with the intention of removing the
pro-Bin Laden fundamentalist Tal-
iban regime there and it worked. In
short order, the mighty American
military machine had removed
the Taliban from power and had
begun the long process of recon-
struction, but Bin Laden remained
elusive.
When Secretary of Defense
Donald Rumsfeld and President
Bush spoke of the war in Afghani-
stan, they failed to inform the
American people of the reality of
the situation.
In I98S, when the Soviet
Union Invaded Afghanistan to
prop up the Communist puppet
regime in Kabul, theentral Intel-
ligence Agency went on a scnd-
ing spree, siphoning billions of
tax dollars through the Pakistani
Intelligence Service to - who else
- Bin Laden and his revolutionary
mujahadeen.
The United states supplied
the Muslim fundamentalists
with sophisticated weaponry and
advanced military training.
We Funded the construction of
the training camps, which would
be used IS years later to educate
the 9-11 hijackers in the use of
explosive and combat tactics. Bin
Laden received the majority of the
military training for his group ot
fanatics from John Q. American
Taxpayer.
When it was over and the
Afghan resistance had succeeded
in expelling the Soviet invaders,
they turned their attention to the
West.
Iraq is another perfect example
of short-sighted American foreign
policy coming back to haunt us.
During the war between Iraq
and Iran during the 1980s, the
Reagan administration decided
that this evil dictator, a man
who had murdered thousands of
his own people with nerve gas
attacks and executed thousands
more as political dissidents,
should be on the American
payroll.
He was the enemy of our
enemy, Iran, a nation which had
installed a fundamentalist Muslim
government in the 1979 revolution
and had from then on been hostile
to the West.
Again, the United States sup-
plied Saddam Hussein with bil-
lions in military and economic
aid and weapons of war that would
otherwise have been beyond his
reach.
The war between Iraq and
Iran ended in stalemate in 1988
when the Iraqi government once
again became hostile to the United
States. A little more than two years
later, Hussein's army, strengthened
by American hardware and foreign
aid, invaded Kuwait and started
the first Gulf War.
The American diplomatic
ethos of forced cooperation and
political coersion, unfortunately
for us, is a self-fulfilling prophecy.
By forcing other nations - either
through economic sanctions
or outright military threats - to
coo)erate in our "War on Terror
we further alienate the people
of those nations and create the
very threat we are trying to
counteract.
By stationing American
ground forces on Holy Muslim
soil in Saudi Arabia and forcing
national democratization in Iraq
and Afghanistan, the United
States is creating international
hatred for the American govern-
ment and consequently stirring
up support for the "evildoers as
President Bush so eloquently refers
to them.
This perceived international
campaign to bully and cajole our
"allies" into cooperating with us
in the "War on Terror in the
end, will accomplish very little
other than ensuring half-hearted
cooperation and ferment increased
hatred for Americans.
The Bush administration has
succeeded, through military and
economic coercion and govern-
mental imperialism, in creating
more terrorists and terrorist sym-
pathizers than any recruitment
campaign by al-Qaeda could ever
hope.






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FEATURES
AMANDA LINGERFELT
Features Editor
JOHN BREAM
Assistant Features Editor
features@theeastcarolinian.com
252.328.6366
Did You Know?
- Beat poet Allen Ginsberg (1921) and rapper Tone-Loc (1966) both call
today their birthday
- This month is National Collision Awareness Month
- Today is I Want You to Be Happy Day and Stop the Bad Service Day
- On this day in 1991. Los Angeles Police severely beat Rodney King while
being videotaped
Announcements
Films
The Student Union Films Committee presents American Splendor today at
7 p.m. Thursday at 9:30 p.m Friday at 7 p.m and midnight. Saturday at 9:
30 p.m and Sunday at 7 p.m Scary Movie 3 is showing today at 930 p.m
Thursday at 7 pm. 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
Recital Concert
The students of Ara Gregorian will perform in a recital at 7 p.m today in
the A J. Fletcher Recital Hall This event is free
Swash Improv
The Student Union presents a performance by the ECU Swash Imprcv
Group at 8 p.m on Thursday. March 4 in the Pirate Underground. This
event is free for students
Organ Class
The School of Music presents Master Class with a Master Teacher featuring
Wilma Jensen, a distinguished gues! organist. The event runs from 9 am
- 9 p.m. on Friday, March 5 at St Paul s Episcopal Church on 401 E Fourth
St This event is free to students and Eastern Carolina American Guild of
Organist members Others should call 328-1261 for ticket information
Jazz at Night
The Student Union presents Jazz at Night at 8 p m on Friday, March 5 in
the Mendenhall Great Room
Musical Performance
Ara Gregorian, violin. Paul Tardiff, piano and Christopher Grymes, clarinet,
present music by Bach. Stravinsky, Janacek and Franck at 8 p.m. on Friday.
March 5 in the A J Fletcher Recital Hall Tickets are $5
Early Music Ensemble
The School of Music presents an Early Music Ensemble at 8 pm on
Saturday. March 6 in St Paul's Episcopal Church This event is free
Top Fives
Top five movies
1 The Passion of The Christ
2 50 First Dates
3 Twisted
4 Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
5 Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights
Top five singles
1 "Yeah Usher featunng Ul Jon & Ludacris
2 "The Way You Move OutKast featuring Sleepy
Brown
3. "Toxic Britney Spears
4 "Hey ya1 OutKast
5 "With You Jessica Simpson
Top five albums
1 Feels Like Home Norah Jones
2 The College Dropout, Kanye West
3 Evanescence. Fallen
4 SpeakerboxxxThe Love Below. OutKast
5 When the Sun Goes Down, Kenny Chesney
Top five DVDs
1 iosf In Translation
2 Under the Tuscan Sun
3 Secondhand Lions
4 Radio
5 In the Cut
Top five shows
i "c.srcBs
2. "Friends NBC
3 "American Idol Tuesday FOX
4 "ERNBC
5 "Survivor: All-starts CBS
Top five books
1. The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown
2 The South Beach Diet, Arthur Agastson
Rodale
3. The Last Juror. John Grisham
A. Angels & Demons, Dan Brown
5. Deliver Us From Evil, Sean Hannity
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f Pef Poetry Jam' comes to ECU
Broadway show
to be performed in
Wright Auditorium
BETH GUNDERSON
SENIOR WRITER
Russell Simmons' "Del I'oetrv
lam" started oul as an HBO spe-
cial but grew in popularity to
become a Tony Award winning
liroaclway Show in 2003 lor Best
Theatrical Event.
"Del Poetry Jam" is a per-
formance of eight poets from
different backgrounds giving
their audience a striking experi-
ence.
"It is poetry with a beat -very
expressive - can make you laugh
or cry said Lisa Grouse. Student
Union president.
The type of poetry is gener-
ally referred to as "slam poetry
"Slam poetry is a mixture
between hip-hop and poetry
said Thomas Doyle, Student
Union Spectrum Committee
chair.
I be Student Union has been
hosting slam poetry contests
for three years, resulting in its
growing popularity.
"I am also a big fan ol
I he 11 BO show Grouse said
Grouse attempted to bring
the show to EGU after he had
a Iriend see it on Broadway.
Grouse went on to say that
the performance in Wright
Auditorium is the same program
on Broadway, yet it's brought to
the ECU community at a much
cheaper price
On Broadway, tick-
ets can cost as much as
$70, but the Student Union is
bringing this opportunity to
F.GU students lor only $5.
"I think it is a great cultural
opportunity lor ECU and can
give ECU students a chance
to explore a different side of life
said Adrienne Battle, sophomore
communication major
Eight performers from many
different areas will grace the
stage of Wright Auditorium on
Monday.March H, Including Beau
Sia, Black Ice, Mayda Del Valle,
Flaco Navaja, Georgia Me, Suheir
llammad, I'oetri and DJJedi. It is
directed by Stan l.athan.
Sia is an original cast member
featured on ail of the Russell Sim-
mons' "Del I'oetrv lain" spec lals
on 11 BO.
He is a Chinese Ameri-
can from Oklahoma Gity
who moved to New York
Gity to further his career
lie has been on two national
championship slam poetry teams
and also has several published
books of poetry. Sia also has two
spoken-word c.Ds. �� � ��
Black lee was born in Phila-
Russell Simmons' popular slam poetry will be performed at ECU.
7 wanna be read, loved, memorized. I wanna
be a poem that changes lives
-Suheir Hammad
Def Jam Poet
clelphia and honed his skills
there. Simmons himself discov-
ered him in a New York cafe and
Black Ice bee.i me l be Mrs! spoken-
word artist to be signed to Sim-
mons' Def lam records. He has
been performing spoken-word
since 1994.
Valle is a native of Chicago's
South Side and began performing
her own writing in high school.
Alter college, she moved to New
York Gity and won a poetry slam
contest without ever performing
poetry competitively before.
Navaja was born and raised in
the Bronx and over the past seven
years has pertormed his poetry in
a variety of places.
He is also an actor and a
member of a theatre group.
Me is from Atlanta, (ia. and has
performed at many of the clubs
in the area.
She is also a well-
see DEF JAM page A8
Kellin Watson visits
Pirate Underground
Smart scheduling
causes less stress
Students have
trouble with time
management
TOMEKA STEELE
STAFF WRITER
As college students, we
should realize the Impor-
tance of time manage-
ment, but some of us rarely
master tin skill. Instead,
we procrastinate, party and
only find time to study the
night before an exam. If you
could manage your time elli-
i lently, excelling in ai ademii s
would be a breeze.
Planning the lust way to
organize what sou need and
want to do to increase accom-
plishments is time manage-
ment.
Students have to balam e
classes, study time, family,
friends and jobs. It may seem
like a student can never find
the time to focus on studies
Students should realize that
the number one reason we arc-
in college is to receive an edu-
cation. Thus, our grades should
In- our first priority.
Time management takes
self-discipline - sacrificing
something you'd rather do for
something that may not be fun
but will help in the long run.
I In- lirst step to time man-
agement is prioritizing.
The best way to prioritize is
to make lists, (house which
things are important and do
those lirst.
An erasable calen-
dar is an excellent way to
accomplish this. The calendar
should be out in the open,
constantly visible since col-
lege students have weekly
classes, it's better to go on a
weekly schedule than a daily
schedule.
Go through class syllabuses
anil inc lude test dates .1 Mil quiz
dates on the calendar, Include
when proeits and homework
are due. Since they'll be in
plain view everyday, it will be
hardei to forget something.
The second step to good
tune management is ellei tive
si heduling. hen making .1
schedule for classes, be aware
of how mm h t iuie there is
between classes. Ibis will pre-
sent being CXI cssively late.
It isn't a great idea
to have an overload of
classes in one day because
your mind can't stay atlen-
I ive.
Scheduling meals is impor-
tant as well. Plan when to eat
and stick to it. 1 ins will open
up time you never knew you
had. Keep track ol meetings
and interviews because it's
see TIME page A7
Concert part of
Women's History Month
ADAM PARR
STAFF WRITER
kellin Watson will play her
first show ever in Greenville on
March 6 at 9 p.m.
Watson is playing as part ol
F.GU's celebration of Women's
History Month, which happens
all month long. Though she is
g flattered to be given the oppor-
tunity, Watson is quick to point
oul that her involvement is not
an indication of her musical
style.
"It's not like I'm a feminist or
anything. It's music for anyone
who can relate to it Watson
said.
Watson is based out of west-
ern North Garolina, where most
of her performing has taken
place. Thankfully, she caught
the car ol someone at ECU and
we are fortunate to be one of her
stops as she tac kles this side ot t he
stale lor the first time.
Hie 22-year-old singer-song-
writer will catch the ear - if not
t he eye - of even the most casual
music fan. An absolutely velvety
voice punctuates a collection ni
c ate hy, comfortable songs, whu h
have a soulful complexity well
beyond her years. She has the
bluesy, bittersweet quality that
makes Norah Jones so great, but
Watson is willing to take the
chances thai lones won't, making
it overall a mm h more satisfying
experience. She does it with an
easygoing confident ethal is truly
hard to believe.
Watson will be playing to pro-
mote her lirst solo album, Vupir
Hints, released in December. She
has provided her vocal talent tor
two previous albums she made
with her now-produi er, Chris
lee, before striking out on her
own. Papet Birds expresses a
charmed wisdom that Watson
imparts graciously.
"It's about following what you
want to do, trying to experience
life On the subject of the album
title, she says simply "When you
create something, you have to be
willing to let it go
In the midst ol so much
praise, it would be unfair to men-
tion that she has had some prac-
Watson
ft Event Info
Kellin Watson
Saturday, March 6
9 pm. - 11 p.m.
Mendenhall Pirate Under-
ground
Free for students
tlce. Watson grew up in a musical
family in which her lather played
guitar for Bruce Gouburn, among
others. Watson picked it up and
ran with it, started performing at
age three and started writing on
lier own when she was 13.
"It was just kind of a natural
thing for me to do. 1 was always
around music Watson said.
Not only has her upbring-
ing provided a productive
atmosphere, but it seems that
greatness runs in her blood - her
third cousin is bluegrass legend
Doc Watson.
"that's the first thing most
people ask about, and it's reallv
not my style of music - but it's
still pretty cool Watson said.
After Greenville, Watson will
be making stops in Raleigh and
Chapel Hill before heading back
to western North Garolina. That's
where the plan stops; however,
lor this young musician, the
future seems bright no matter
what lay ahead.
"You have to do what you
want to do, and just have the feel-
ing that it is all going to work out
in the end Watson said.
This writer can be contacted at
leatures@theeastrarnlinian.com.
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Sign-up to attend an SGA Funding Seminar
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SAGA club members meet in Mendenhall on Wedenesday nights from 7 p.m. -11 p.m.
Campus club dedicated
to anime culture, films
SAGA views Japanese
anime films weekly
LAURA KEELING
STAFF WRITER
it you arc Interested in the
world of Japanese anime and
would like to join a dub at ECU
as an extracurricular activity,
then SA( is the cluh for you.
SAGA is an acronym lor School
of Anything Goes Anime.
This club specializes in both
camaraderie and the screening
ol Japanese anime films.
The group consists of about
IS - 30 people.
"People come and go, but
we are a happy little family
said Amara Dumlao, SAGA
president.
The club was founded in 1996
by two ECU alumni, Brian I'errv
and Andre Germain.
"It was an attempt to give
more Japanese culture to
the masses. This was before
anime was really known about
in America Dumlao said.
A typical meeting, held
every Wednesday from 7 p.m.
- II p.m. in 221 Mendenhall
Student Center, consists of
a presentation of a Japanese
anime film. If you are on the
executive committee, then you
can help pick which film is going
to be shown every week.
"I think the fact that
people who belong to SAGA are
really close-knit, spreading the
culture and a welcoming place
for all individualsis really
what it's all about Dumlao
said.
Those who are a part of
the club have a unique interest
in anime as a hobby. Many of
the members are also involved
with Japanese classes or
Asian history. Anime is a big
part of the customs and tra-
ditions in Japan and other
Asian countries.
"The earliest lapancse ani-
mation was by individual film
hobbyists inspired by American
and European pioneer animators.
The first three Japanese car-
toons were one-reelers of one to
five minutes each in 1917
said Fred Patten in bis article
"A Capsule History of Anime"
on Awh.com.
"Animation of the 1920s ran
from one to three reels. A few
were imitations of foreign
cartoons, such as the Mix the
Cat series, but most were drama-
tizations of Oriental folk tales
in traditional Japanese art
styles

Meeting
Times
ECU School of Anything
Goes Anime
221 Mendenhall Student
Center.
Wednesday nights from 7
p.m11 p.m.
Everyone Is welcome.
These films interest many
and are a taste of Japanese art.
If you are interested in
joining this club, they ask for a
small $f donation as an entrance
fee and for your participation.
The club will not only
stimulate the mind in a journey
through the world of anime, but
it gives the opportunity to make
new friends and be with people
that share a love or hobby of the
anime world. Kach member can
connect on this level with people
that share their own mind's eye
with others, creating a spark of
culture in this small group.
This writer can be contacted at
features@theeastcarolinian.com.
Time
from page A6
extremely unprofessional to
forget or be late.
Setting time aside for study-
ing and completing homework
is essential for effective time
management.
Write out study times on the
calendar as well. Look over class
notes once a day until the test.
Even if it's only IS minutes
a day, reading over the notes
will put that information
into long-term memory. This
cuts down cramming tremen-
dously.
When an assignment is
given out, it's best to complete
that assignment the same
day.
Ibis way, you can study for
that subject and complete the
assign men t simultaneously,
which prevents the tendency
to forget about it.
"I don't really have a
plan for managing my time.
There never seems to be enough
time in the day I have learned
to write assignments down and
I do those tilings first. That
saves me a lot of time said
Tiffany Kenner, sophomore
communication major.
Making note cards for sub-
jects with a lot of information
is a good way to cut down on
study time.
Instead of going
through pages and pages of
notes, simply whip through
note cards two or three times
and be done with studying
that subject for the day.
Set aside time to do the
Ihings you enjoy. Go hang
out with friends and attend
parties only when studying
and assignments are
completed.
An Important rule in time
management is not to take
on more than you can handle.
Know your limitations and
slick to the set schedule.
Long-term projects i an be
broken downinto smaller pieces.

Scheduling
Benefits
-Reduction In procrastination
-Added free time
-Academic control
-Learn self-dlsclpllne
-No last minute rushing
-Work to your full potential
-Less stress
Do a little at a time. This
goes for studying as well.
Instead of studying for four
straight hours, break it up into
two hours at a time with a
large break in between for
something else.
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The only recurring thought I had after last night's episode of "American
Idol" was, "How in the world did Lisa Wilson make it to the semi-finals?" She
stunk in the auditions, she forgot her lines In the quarterfinal! and last night
she pathetically screamed her way through what was supposed to be a rendi-
tion of Melissa Ethridge's "Come to My Window Paula, Randy and Simon
- what were you thinking?
It's a tough pick to say who will go on to the next round. I really like Heather
Piccinni and John Stevens' voices, hut ! think their song selection will prevent
them from moving on. Expect Hawaiian Jasmine Trias and smooth crooner
George Huff to advance tonight.
JOHN BREAM "W"�t
ASSISTANT FEATURES EDITOR
Heather Piccinini's version of "New Attitude" left much to be desired, in
comparison to Kimnerly Caldwell. with whom she was associated with in the
auditions, Piccinini cannot stand her ground.
George Huff blew away the competition. I completely agree with Randy's
comment: Huff is "the best male performer this competition has seen
Lisa Wilson's performance was atrocious. It was painful for me to listen to
her arrangement ot "Come to My Window" as she screamed each note.
My picks for the next round are, without a doubt, George Huff and John
Stevens.
MICHELLE MCLEOO 7 V V 7 W
EDITOR IN CHIEF W W W W W
The only part of last nights competition that could even be considered good
entertainment was when Simon ('owell told Ryan Seai rest if he had any talent, he
would be a billionaire instead of a thousandaire. Good entertainment.
In terms of singing, last night's contestants left little to be desired � my only
desire is that next week will include singers that can actually carry a tune. Week
four's best contestants made me cringe. Watching "American Idol" actually felt like a
chore, and I couldn't wait until it was over � for thee contestants sake and mine.
However, the competition must goon. The most tolerable two of the night were
17-year-old Mililani, III native Jasmine Trias and 22-year-old New Orleans, LA native
(ieorge I luff, expect them to move on to the top 12.
� Number of accurate predk llonj
Filmmaker brings personal side to fast food
(KRT)�The red-haired
clown with a larger-than-life
smile has welcomed generations
of children to McDonald's. But
the bloated mug of a filmmaker
soon could scare away health-
conscious adults.
In the new documentary
Supci Sin1 Me, filmmaker Morgan
Spurlock eats only McDonald's
lood for JO days and documents
his rapidly deteriorating health.
Interspersed with segments
about obesity and processed
lood in the United States, view-
ers watch Spurlock pack on 25
pounds, ride out wild mood
swings and get warnings from
doi tors about his rising choles-
terol levels and liver toxicity. The
movie will be released to theaters
by the end ol May.
The 90-mlnute movie could
cause more people to bring obe-
sity lawsuits against McDonald's
1 orp� predicts John Banhal. a
protessor at (ieorge Washing-
ton University Law School. A
consultant in lawsuits against
McDonald's, Hanhat appears In
the documentary and was instru-
mental in building a case against
the tobacco industry.
"What this movie did is show
that if you eat there frequently,
yes there can be problems Han-
hal said.
"I would bet a lot of people
are working overtime to figure
Out how to deal with this film
said Larry Kramer, a crisis man-
agement expert with Manning
Selvage J Lee, who advised Nike
boss Phil knight in 1998 after a
documentary showed children
making its shoes in Indonesia.
Filmmaker Michael Moore's
The His One quickly led to major
changes in Nike's operations,
including the introduction of a
minimum working age ol IK in
its Indonesian factories.
Kramer said he likens
McDonald's current predica-
ment to a situation he faced in
1993. when hehelpedburgci chain
Jack In the Box rebound from
a food poisoning outbreak
blamed for the deaths of four
children.
"We had to provide some
perspective on food safety and
tell our customers some hard
truths he said. "We told them
that most food safety problems
actually occurred in the home. I
think the challenge that McDon-
ald's faces is to communicate that
eating three squares a day at its
restaurants is not a healthy pur-
suit. People have to make smart
choices.
In McDonald's case, execu-
tives are already in crisis manage-
ment mode, openly questioning
the film's content even though
they haven't seen the picture
yet.
"Absolutely, I'm a bit carried
away said an irate Ken Barun,
Ronald McDonald House Chari-
ties president and leader of the
company's healthyactive life-
style initiative.
"The movie is a distortion of
reality. I'm sure we'll have more
to say after we've seen the film
Barun said.
Def Jam
from page A6
known regular on the slam
poetry circuit. She has been
a member of some award
winning slam teams and
represented Atlanta in the
national slam poetry competi-
tion, In 20111, she was cast in the
first season ol "I'd Poetry lam"
on HBO.
Ham mad, a Brooklyn
native of Palestinian descent,
was also cast on the debut
episode of "Del Poetry lam" on
HBO.
Her work has been pub-
lished in many magazines and
II.mini.i.l also has
several books to her credit
Poetti was one of the first
to appear on "Def Poetry
Jam" and has also been seen
on ABC, MTV, BET, NBC and
VH-1. Poetri is also an actor and
toured with several shows He is
now writing a hip-hop musical
called Ball
edl is a 10-year vet-
eran of the slam poetry
scene as a deejay.
lie is the backbone
ot the performance by
keeping the beat going
and truly making it a hip-hop
experience.
"This is probably the big-
gest thing that the Student
Union has done in a while. It is
just a preview of what
we have in store for the
rest of the semester Crouse
said.
Ii( kels for ECU students
are $5, other students and
ECU faculty and staff are $10
and $20 foi the
general public. Ticket prices
Increase by $5 at the door.
"Everyone should go
because it is just a good
experience all together. It is
inspiring (.rouse said.
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features@theeastcarolinian.com.

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RYAN DOWNEY
Sports Editor
TONY Z0PP0
Assistant Sports Editor
sports@theeastcarolinlan.com
252.328.6366
innouncements
Spring Break Trip
The Adventure program is organizing a multi-element trip to the Florida
Everglades Sea Kayak trip. Registration deadline is today. Pre-tnp meeting
Is Thursday, March 4. The trip should include Hiking, Kayaking, Climbing
pnd Canoeing.
Self Defense Fitness Class
fSelf Defense fitness classes will be held March 24 - April 14 from 8 p.m9
).m. The program offers students a chance to learn self-defense techniques
a progressive training system that allows you to avoid confrontation
bnd defend yourself as the situation dictates. The classes will cover
basic personal protection theories as well as some of the more recent
philosophies on self-defense
iports Briefs
Pirate baseball jumps into national polls
fhe ECU baseball team made its debut in the national collegiate baseball
oils for the 2004 season Monday. ECU is ranked No. 18 by Collegiate
laseball, No. 21 by Baseball America and No 28 by the National Collegiate
laseball Writers' Association,
he Pirates are off to a 12-0 start with two wins over then No. 11 Clemson
CU swept two games from the Tigers and two games from Georgia
outhern over the weekend in the Keith LeClair Invitational as the Pirates
on all four of their games in the tournament. ECU also has three-game
eries sweeps of UNC Asheville and Delaware under its belt. ECU will travel
play at No 6 Arizona State for one of the top college baseball match-ups
jiis weekend. The Sun Devils and Pirates will play a three-game series at
ackard Stadium in Tempe, Ariz.
Pirates return to gridiron ror spring practice
ead Coach John Thompson welcomed back 48 lettermen to the football
jjdiron as spring practice officially got underway Monday at ECU
Pirates, entering their second year under Thompson's direction,
ent over two and one-half hours at the Cliff Moore Practice Facility
jiile enjoying a perfect sunny 70-degree afternoon in Greenville. Among
115 returning starters back on the field Monday was running back Art
Brown who rushed for 1.029 yards in 2002 before being sidelined for all of
2003 with a knee injury. Spring practice for the Pirates runs through April
1 with the annual Spring Game slated for Saturday, March 27, at 3 p.m. in
Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium The Pirates will open their 2004 season on Sept.
4 at West Virginia.
Men's basketball on the
road Wednesday at Marquette
iU will be on the road for its final two games of the regular season
bginning Wednesday night at Marquette The Pirates enter the final week
I conference play riding a three-game winning streak and need one
Bin coupled with a Houston loss to clinch a spot in the Conference USA
lumament. The Golden Eagles are 11 -3 at home this season, but all three
f its losses have come to conference foes (Cincinnati, TCU, Memphis). The
;U-Marquette game will be carried on the Pirate Sports Radio Network
nd televised regionally on Fox Sports Net North.
Jones named C-USA hitter of the week
eague officials announced Monday that ECU center fielder Ryan Jones
lad been named Conference USA Hitter of the Week It was Jones' first
t-USA weekly honor of his career Jones helped the Pirates to a 5-0 week,
pcluding a pair of victories over No. 11 Clemson, by batting ,444 (8-for-18)
He hit safely in each game, hitting three doubles and two home runs, while
(riving In five. Jones reached base twice on walks and also scored three
uns. In the two wins over Clemson. he was 3-for-6 with two doubles, two
balks and two RBI. On the season, Jones is hitting .424 with 14 hits in 33
It-bats. He has nine runs scored. 14 RBI, five doubles and a career-high
ive home runs in helping ECU to its second best start in school history
It 12-0. The best start in school history was set in 2001 when the Pirates
Itarted the season 13-0.
iP Basketball Top 25
reamRecordPvs
Stanford25-01
Saint Joseph's26-02
1. Duke24-35
1 Gonzaga25-24
Mississippi St23-2t
i Pittsburgh25-33
r Connecticut23-58
1 Oklahoma St22-36
Kentucky21-49
0. Texas21-410
1 Wake Forest19-611
2 Providence20-513
3. Cincinnati20-515
4 North Carolina17-812
5. S. Illinois24-216
6 NC State18-714
7 Wisconsin19-622
8. Illinois20-523
9 Georgia Tech20-818
'0 Memphis20-519
1, Kansas18-720
'2 Arizona18-817
3. Utah St.24-224
'4. Syracuse19-6
'5 Louisville18-721
ECU fans say goodbye to one
of basketball's best classes
Pirates bid farewell to
five skilled seniors
ROBERT LEONARD
STAFF WBI
Senior day hit Minxes l.isl
Saturday as we saw the careers
end for five great players in proh
ahly the best i lass ever to play for
III I liev Finished their home
careers with a nine point win
against South FloridaBefore the
game, each player was honored
individually for his career. I lere's
my tribute to each player and
what I will miss about them:
Garth (irindley
6'K Forward,
Westmoreland, Jamaica
(i.irth Grlhdley may be one
ol the biggest guys I've ever
seen in Mtnges. Recruited as
a junior college I i.insler Inini
Monroe (iollegc. dr indies added
much needed depth down low.
Throughout the years, the Pirates
have gotten Into foul trouble,
and Cirindley added a big body
to the roster. His role as a Pirate
dramatically grew this year with
the injury of Gabriel Mikulas.
Cirindley scored lour points on
the year on 2-5 shooting and
pulled down 12 rebounds In 14
games. I will miss just seeing
(irindley. His presence and size
are Intimidating and will be
missed around Greenville.
I ukr McKay
6'4 (iuard,
Perth, Australia
I referred to l.uke McKay in
an earlier article as the Sniper.
McKay provided three pointer
after three pointer as a Pirate
and scored a career high 14 points
this year against Houston. McKay
was also brought in as a transfer
to pros ide help to the back-
court and to liriii); in a shooter.
He received the start last
Saturday and hit a three. I
couldn't have dreamed of a
better way for his career to end
as a Pirate, lie finished doing
the job he was brought in
to do, tickle the twine from
downtown. I will miss
seeing Luke's shut. The first
time I s�te it.1 was so lurprrsrdtit
how unique it was, hut it comes
out so perfect and with great
rotation.
Derek Wiley
6'4 Forward,
Durham, V C.
When the hall was in Derek
Wiley's hands, plays happened.
Wiley is such an Incredible ath-
lete and is strong. The first time
I saw him play, I was amazed by
his quickness and how high he
could jump. Wiley will probably
be remembered lor his infamous
"teabag"dunk last season against
Marquette where he caught an
alley-oop pass and slammed it
home. As he tried to gain his
balance while hanging on the
rim, he spun with his legs spread
right into a Marquette defenders'
face.
Wiley will also he remem-
bered as a great scorer. Cur-
rently I lib in the conference
in scoring, Wiley averages 15.1
points per game. Wiley became
my favorite player to watch. I will
miss seeing him drive, stop and
shoot thai little 12-lootcr over
the top of whoever was trying to
guard to him.
Gabriel Mikulas
6'H Forward,
Cordoba, Argentina
"Ciahe When that name
was said on this campus, every-
one knew who you were talking
about. Gabriel Mikulas' season
and career ended early due to a
broken arm halfway through this
season. He also sat out about 10
games his sophomore year due
to NCAA suspension for play-
ing professionally overseas.
Despite these two things, he
will still graduate as the leading
free throw shooter in school his-
tory. When Mikulas was on the
tree throw line, the scorer should
have just put two points on the
board and saved some time
- he was just that automatic.
Mikulas made all the
defenders in Conference USA
look silly as they constantly fell
lor his head fake. Mikulas has
no weak hand, he made shots
right-handed and left-handed
his entire career. It's been hard
seeing him in a cast and sweats
for half the season - it couldn't
have happened to a nicer or better
player. Mikulas scored more than
1,000 points asa Pirate, mo�t of
them from the charity stripe.
1 will miss seeing his
grace on the court. He was
Erroyl Bing is one of five seniors leaving the team this season.
smooth and handled the ball
well for a big man. I have no
doubt he will recover from
this injury and be a success-
ful professional in Argentina.
Erroyl Bing
6'7 Forward,
Largo, Florida
No player for ECU shows
more emotion or leadership than
Krroyl King. King also was a beast
on the boards. In a double over-
time game last year with South
Florida, King pulled down over
20 rebounds. He is the school's
second all time rebounder and
is also a 1,000 plus scorer. Bing
led the team on and ott the floor
game in and game out this year.
He accepted his role as the sixth
in;yi of tb� team at the beginning
of the sear, tame off the bench
and played hard.
I cannot emphasize how
Important his leadership has
been over the years, especially
this year. H.U has a young back-
court, and he was always talking
to and encouraging them A true
team player, King will he remem-
bered lor that big smile of his.
I sometimes felt that if( oach
Herrion asked Bing to do the
team's laundry, he would just
because Herrion asked him to.
Any team in America would he
privileged to base him on their
roster. I will miss King's emo-
tion, leadership and watching
him box out.
So, I bid farewell to the class
of 2004. (iood luck to all five ol
you. You will he sorely missed
in Greenville, a.nd especially in
. MiOges.
This writer can be contacted at
sporti@theeastcarolinian.com.
AP top five: Contenders or pretenders?
The Stanford bench celebrates a last-minute three-pointer by Matt Lottich, far left, against the University of San Diego
Which of the top
teams will dance in?
TRENT WYNNE
STAFF WRITI
It's finally here: March
Madness. Whether it was an
upset, a game winning shot, a con-
troversial call or a powei outage
(Clemson vs. (ill, this sear's col-
lege basketball season has given
its fans everything, except for a
team to heat.
Several teams have shared
the spotlight al the lop ol the
polls this season with no one's
reign lasting long. Stanford now
sils alop of the polls, a position
many thought they should have
had way earlier in the season. Si.
joe's, Duke, Gonzaga and Missis
sippi State follow closely behind
the Cardinals for the season-
ending i.n efoi number one. Will
any of these teams make noise late
in March I lere's a little informa-
tion that might help you decide
lor yourself:
1. Stanford Cardinals - Con-
tender: Stanford has proven time
and time again this season that
they can continue to win ball-
games and win them in convinc-
ing fashion. The Cardinals have
had only a lew close calls this
season, the most recent coming
at home against Arizona.
With I he game lied and seven
seconds remaining, the Stanford
defense came up will; a steal,
which tell in the hands of Nick
Robinson and the rest was history
from 40 teet. The Cardinals look
great in the win column and on
paper, but the factor that may
stand out the most in this year's
incredible run is their strength ol
schedule, 91.
The Pac-10 Conference is
definitely not as strong as in years
past and may only see three teams
squeak into this year's N( AA tour-
nament. Though the 91 SOS may
be a little misleading, their 4 spot
in the Rll is not and the Cardinals
looked poised for a title run and
possibly an undefeated regular
season as well as postseason.
2. Saint Joseph's Hawks
- close one, hut I say Pretender:
The Hawks' 26-0 start to the
season may seem to Mime tans
to be the most surprising thing
to happen in college basketball
this year. However, a reminder to
those fans who think this is such
a big surprise-they have no com-
petition in conference play, i his is
the Atlantic to, a conference that
collectively has just four wins
against the AP top 25.
Realistically speaking, at least
10 teams in the AP top 25 could
possibly go undefeated with the
Hawks' schedule, which only
featured one AP top 25 team in
the (ionaga Bulldogs. However,
taking nothing away Irom the
Hawks, they have won all their
games so far on this respective
season, a feat that is rarely accom-
plished by any learn no matter the
schedule or conference.
St. Joe's has ridden on the
wings ol guards Jameer Nelson
and Delonte West the entire
season thus la rand look to do the
same late in March. Mans people-
have questioned the I lawks' abil-
ity to guard the opposition due to
their common four-guard lineup
used throughout much ol the
season. However,Head(loach Phil
Marlelli, confident In his lineups
on the court, always responds In
simply saying "How is the opposi-
tion going to guard us
3. Duke Klue Devils
- Contendei: Here is a more
familiar name at the top ol the
polls. The Duke Klue Dei ils have
consistently been alop the polls
for the last several years now,
corning up with great season
alter great season. I he Devils are
looking to defend their tour-
ney title again this year as they
go for six consecutive tournament
crowns. After an early season loss
to Purdue on a neutral court, the
Dukies went on a le.n, ripping oil
IK straight wins before thev tell lo
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i enter iust .1 few weeks ago
viti the Wolfpack loss, the
Blue Devils hit tluTo.ul again and
found mote trouble at Lawrence
oel, tailing to the Demon Dea-
cons of Wake Rwen i�o-K4. Duke
climbed its way to the top ot the
polls during the 18-game win
streak, hut has recently tell to
numbef three due to the recent
tosses However, the Devils used
11 11 .r 1 � over Maryland, Val-
paraiso and I lorida State to come
,ml oi their recent tunk and get
li.uk on track. Duke looks solid
heading into Match, sporting a
dead!) outside attack with the
likes of . Redick, Daniel Kwing
and 1 tins Duhon. hut the key lo
then offense nut) come inside.
Duke's luol Deng and Shel-
.1,111 Williams, who continue to
improve ever) game, will have to
dump in points from the inside
1 1u111psi.nl ih, Devils' bread
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Duke's win at I loriela State on
Sunday nlghf proved to be sweet
as it ended a two-game losing
stieak at lallahassee At the same
time, it exposed some weaknesses
on the defensive side of the ball.
Florida State used a center-
less offense to spread the court
ami open backdooi cuts, which
worked to perfection every time
against the tight defense from
Duke. It teams throw their play-
hooks at the door in the begin-
ning ol the game and use this
la. In against the Blue Devils, it
ma) torn them to tall into more
a las defense, thus allowing
more outside opportunities,
4 Gonzaga Bulldogs
Pretender: Cinderella? No
was I hat story ended a long
time ago as the Bulldogs have now
proven that season alter season
the) will continue to get better IS
I Irani 1 fonzaga now finds itself
in a position to pick up a number
one Seed heading into the dance,
almost guaranteeing them a Sweet
Sixteen appearance which Is noth-
ing new lo them however. With
a K 11 ol seven, the Vags look like
the) ari- 111 great position to grab
that number one seed. Not so
last, though.
Gonzaga's SOS is the 68th
toughest in the nation, nothing
to boast ocrr. Also, the Bulldogs
still have wt to win the "big
one" this season I hev had their
ih.iiurs against the two unde-
feated teams and tailed in both
contests. Their most impressive
wins 1.mic against two bubble
trams. Missouri and Maryland.
( onie sclei tlon Sunday, the
Gonzaga Bulldogs may very well
get slighted again due to their key
wins and key losses. Their 2S-2
record may look intimidating to
some, but to others, it shows noth-
ing because of the quality of the
teams faced in conference as well
as out of conference.
S. Mississippi State Bull-
dogs - another tough one,
Contender: The selection com-
mittee come selection Sunday
may see things they way I see
them: There is only room for one
dog in the number one seeding
process. That lone dog might
very well be the Mississippi State
Bulldogs.
A controversial loss to the Ken-
tucky Wildcats midway through
the season dashed any hopes of
tfie 'Dogs being the third team to
run the regular season table, but
that hasn't stopped them from
making their way to the top of
the polls. Mississippi State is
definitely the road warrior team
of the college basketball season,
having not dropped a single game
on the road the entire year.
With an RPI of five and a
record of 23-2, the Bulldogs are
definitely proving their case to
grab the last number one seed for
the tourney. If not for a recent loss
to Alabama, Mississippi State may
already have sealed the coveted
top seed.
They will have their chance,
however, to prove to the com-
mittee that the home loss to the
Crimson Tide was just a fluke as
their last contest on the season is
in Alabama. It is simple for the
Bulldogs - win the SEC tourney,
gel a number one seed.
learns play all year to get to
the NCAA tourney. No matter
how they get there or how hot or
cold they may be coming into the
dance, each team has to start over
with a new season consisting of
six games, or however many they
win before they lose and are elimi-
nated. A record of 28-0 or 30-0
in the regular season is a great
accomplishment, but will not get
a team a national title.
The NCAA tournament isn't
only a new season of games, but
a new season of emotions.
This season is none other than
March Madness. Just six wins in
a matter of two weeks and bang,
national champions. Who is
going to be the team that has
that heartfelt, outstanding,
momentum filled, six-game run
to the title? My seat is out on a
limb, right leside a Husky. A U-
Conn Husky, that is.
This writer can be contacted at
sports@theeastcarolinian.com.
Title night goes off
without a hitch
ERIC GILMORE
STAFF WRITER
Upon entering the Student
Recreation Center on Sunday eve-
ning, there was a large banner:
"BCU Intramurals Championship
Night: There Can Be Only One
In eight different divisions,
playoff champions were crowned.
There was no controversy
- it was March Madness one day
short of March after the games
were rescheduled for Sunday
due to inclement weather.
"We had some close games,
and especially with men's purple
where 64 teams get down to the
final two. I think overall the
students had a good time with
the music and programs said
Laura Triyonis, assistant director
of Intramural sports.
Triyonis and her staff worked
hard all season, constantly
rescheduling games due to
inclement weather and training
referees, only experiencing a few
days off.
In the first game of the night
in the facultystaffgrad division,
Mad Dog topped Top Dog S3-49.
The game, in one of the closest
of the night, saw a flurry of tree
throws down the homestretch
due to constant fouling.
Crcg KlUpp sank live llirows
in the last minute and the game
was sealed when Yu Yu Huang
fouled out. Greg Jones was
named MVI
The co-recreational and
sorontv divisions were settled
in the second slew of games.
In the co-rec game, Rip Van
Winkle downed the Mamas and
the Papas 39-36.
Lance Sobel missed a tlmv
pointer with three seconds kit
that would have tied the game.
David Williams was named MT
The sorority game pitted
Alpha Phi against Alpha Xi I Mia
The pledges of both sororities saw
Alpha Xi Delta beat Alpha Phi 23-
16, despite a late Alpha Phi run.
Katie Bacon and Kimorrada
combined for a whopping 21 of
the 23 total points lor Alpha i
Delta. Bacon was named MVP
after nailing down crucial tree
throws in the final two minutes.
In the fraternity divisions,
Chi Phi saw two teams in the
championship. The farm team
playing in the fraternity purple
division downed kappa Sigma
53-34. Chi Phi used a 23-13
second half to down the Kappa
Sigmas. Chi Phi playei Stephen
Graham was announced MVP.
In the fraternity gold divi-
sion, Sigma Nu pulled away in
ihr second hall to defeat Chi
Phi 56-43. Tylei Mutz's team
used a 10-point advantage after
the intermission and hit crucial
free throws as (hi Phi's despera-
tion shots often fell short.
Sigma Nu's Tyler Mutz was
named MVP.
Hie women's and men's
purple division played next on
parallel courts.
I lie women's division saw
a close game as Reign Supreme
knocked off Quiet Storm 47-41
Danielle Melvin was given MVP
honors for Reign supreme as she
was the leading scorer.
BJ DcBuchananne's scrappy
play and leadership ability proved
to be the difference as Win It lor
liin Boh took the men's purple
division championship, beating
the' Beasts from the Kast 68-58.
U In II for Jim Bob got oil to a big
start, leading in the first half 14-
2. However, The Beasts from the
East got to within 11 at the break,
30-19. MVP BJ DeBuchananne
repeatedly stole the hall, and
his no-look passes staggered his
opponents. The Beasts from the
Kast got it to within I" at the
final hour, but the conclusion
was inevitable.
In the most anticipated game
of the night, the men's gold divi-
sion did not disappoint.
The Dream Team proved to
be just that when they downed
the stacked Usual Suspects 45-40.
Both teams had coaches dressed
in professional attire and each
playet respected their respet tlve
coach's decision.
Spoiling several football
players and e-haskcthall player
fason I lerring. the Usual Suspec ts
could not gel over tin- hump as
the Dream Team escaped with
the narrow win.
Controversy spilled over
when a questionable call had
the Usual Suspet Is giving up a
crucial possession. Mike Jones,
captain of the Dream learn, was
named MVP.
The Dream Team, when
taking pictures alter the game,
chanted, "One loss In two
years
This writer can be contacted at
sports@theeas tcarolinian. com.
Women's lacrosse Softball wins three of five
team battles Duke ggET
Lady Pirates come up
short in clash, 9-1
ROBERT LEONARD
STAFF WRITER
The ECU women's club
lacrosse team hit Blount field
Saturday night to take on in-state
rival Duke.
The club is new to ECU this
year, but you couldn't tell by the
number of girls in uniform and the
amount of fans in attendance.
The women ran up and down
the field, keeping up with Duke,
but fell 9-1. The lone goal came
right at the end of regulation by
freshman Katie Talbot.
She scooped up the ball and
fired it past the Duke goaltender
to end the shutout.
The Pi rates netted a lot of shots
on goal hut just couldn't get it past
the goalie, who recorded save after
save.
Despite the loss, junior Alexis
Watson was happy with the WB)
her team played.
"We did really well. We
played awesome defense said
Watson.
The Pirates put junior Kim
l.afemiero in net against the
Devils.
Duke was able to put a lot
of shots on net, but the Pirate
defenders and the play of Lafem-
iero were able to slow the Duke
attack down.
The team was led on lo the
field by sophomore Angle lusino,
the club's president.
As president, Jusino coordi-
nates practices and sets up games
with other schools, lusino is happy
with where the club is going in her
first year as President.
"it's iseen a bin learning experi-
ence for us all said lusino.
The club team battles Klon this
Saturday at Blount field at I p.m.
This writer can be contacted at
sports@theeas tcarolinian. com.
DAVID WASKIE W1CZ
STAFF WRITER
Coming off a sweep at the
Hampton InnPirate Classic, the
li 1 sotthall team looked to repeat
their performance last weekend as
they traveled to Virginia Beach,
Va. to lake part in the Dixie
1 lassie Although another sweep
did not occur, the lady Pirates
were able to win three of their five
ga mes, wh ich boosted t hei r vera 11
record to 11-2-1.
The Ijdy Pirates kicked oil the
( lassie on Friday with an 8-1 win
over UMBC.
Junior Maggie Lingo pitched
a complete game and allowed no
earned runs as she Improved her
record to 3-0 lor the season.
In their second game ol the
day, the Lady Pirates were dealt
their first defeat of the year, falling
to Cornell in a close game 2-1. After
pitching a complete game with
three strikeouts, sophomore pitcher
Brentley Bridgeforth was credited
with her first loss of the season.
The winloss pattern continued
on Saturday when the Lady Pirates
defeated lordham 3-1 but were
then shut out by a strong Seton
Mall team 4-0.
ECU'S freshman pitcher Keli
llarrell pitched a terrific game
with 10 strikeouts and only allow-
ing lour hits in the victory over
Kordham.
Despite the- team's efforts,
it was quite the opposite
performance in their next
game against Seton I lall where they
were limited to only one Hit by
Seton I lall'S pitcher Megan Meyer
Fortunately, the Lady Pirates
were able to take out their frus-
tration in their final game of the
Classic against George Mason t In-
next day with a 9-2 win.
Junior Shirley Burlevm contrib-
uted to the win by hitting her first
career home run, a grand slam 111
the bottom of the fourth inning.
This week, the Lady Pirates
play in their first conference
game ot the year at Houston.
This writer can be contacted ot
sports@theeastcarolinian.com.
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3-3-04
MARCH
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Time
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Softball Registration Meeting 5pm
NCAA B-Ball Tourney Pick'Em entries available I Oam
4-on-4 Flag Football Reg. Meeting 5pm
Softball Hitting Challenge 8pm-10pm
Location
SRC 238
SRC 128
MSC Great Room
Blount Fields
ARISE
Program
I ARISE Committee Meeting
22 NCAA Basketball Pick'em entries available
23 Aqua Exercise and Swim Lessons
24 Goalball
25 Wheelchair Basketball
31 Softball Hitting Challenge
31 Goalball
Time
7pm-8:30pm
I Oam
6:30pm-7:30pm
7pm-9pm
8pm-9pm
8pm-10pm
7pm-9pm
Location
SRC 202
SRC 128
SRC Swimming Pool
Williams Arena
SRC Sports Forum
Blount Fields
Williams Arena
FITNESS
Program
310-421 HathaYoga
312-21 Spring Break "BAH HUMBUG
315-428 Exercise Wisely for Faculty & Staff II
322-426 Relaxation Yoga: Advanced Beginner
322 Ask-The -Expert Tennis
323-422 TaiChi
323-427 Relaxation Yoga: Beginner III
324-428 Relaxation Yoga: Beginner IV
324-414 Self Defense
ADVENTURE
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SRC 239
SRC 240
SRC 240
SRC 238
TBA
SRC 238
SRC 238
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Reg.
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The East Carolinian, March 3, 2004
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East Carolina's student-run campus newspaper was first published in 1923 as the East Carolina Teachers College News (1923-1925). It has been re-named as The Teco Echo (1925, 1926-1952), East Carolinian (1952-1969), Fountainhead (1969-1979), and The East Carolinian (1969, 1979-present). It includes local, state, national, and international stories with a focus on campus events.
Date
March 03, 2004
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