The East Carolinian, March 4, 2004

Volume 79 Number 125
March 4, 2004
Piggy-backing ignored by students crime stoppers
offers reward for
leads in recent
ECU rape cases
Safety memos have
yet to arrive in campus
residents' mailboxes
The practice known as
"piggy-backing" - allowing
another person to enter the
residence hall door without
using their own key - remains a
problem at ECU.
This discovery comes after
the recent rapes in White and
Belk residence halls.
The East Carolinian has been
I g investigating the ease at which a
� person may enter a residence hall
jj- and whether residents have done
� anything to deter this offense.
During a week period, TEC
Residents Still hold dorm doors open for Other saw infractions like a resident
students despite increased safety concerns, running to catch up with another
'Essence' editor to
empower campus
Susan L Taylor will speak at Ledonia
Wright Cultural Center celebration
The Ledonia Wright Culturalenter has invited
famed Editorial Director of Essence magazine Susan
L. Taylor to speak in celebration of the inaugural
Ledonia Wright Cultural Center Day.
Since joining Essence more than 30 years ago,
Taylor has become an inspiration to millions as a
living image of the magazine.
Taylor is an entrepreneur, author of two
books and noted for her "In the Spirit" column.
Taylor was called "the most influ-
ential black woman in journalism
today" by American Libraries in 1994.
"Through her words of inspiration and moti-
vation, Ms. Taylor has been very uplifting to
audiences across the country said Lathan I
Turner, Ph.D and director of Intercultural Stu-
dent Affairs and Ledonia Wright Cultural Center.
The topic of Taylor's speech will be "A New
Vision for Women: Healing and Empowering
"I'm really looking forward to hearing what
she'll say to us said Keeyana White, sophomore
undecided major.
"From what I understand, Ms. Taylor had a
hard time In life, but turned it around through
positive thinking and faith. I think most students
can really benefit from coming out and listening
to her talk
In addition to autobiographical reflections,
Taylor has addressed such diverse topics as sexu-
ality, domestic vio-
lence, male-female
� 'St relations in the
i, � African American
community, the Gulf
War, the beating of
Rodney King, the
mea n i ng of A f rica for
African Americans
and black history.
"We are very
excited to bring
in a nationally
renowned business-
woman, author and
motivational speaker. She immediately came into
mind when we began planning this event, and
we are honored that she accepted our invitation
Turner said.
Turner said this event encompasses a
celebration ol women's history month as
well as the accomplishments of LWCC.
Established In 1995, LWCC Is named in honor of
Ledonia Wright, a popular and respected university
professor who was active in the university's first
African American student organization. The Soci-
ety of United Liberated Students was established to
empower and motivate students, a tradition that
is carried on in LWCC "s research and educational
"We want to recognize the students' accom-
plishments and contributions to the center as well
as the university Turner said.
"In addition to Ms. Taylor speaking, we will also
In issuing lour new awards to students
Taylor will recognize winners of the Ledonia
Wright Memorial essay contest and the S.O.U.L.S.
Memorial Award.
The festivities begin on Thursday, March 4
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resident who allowed him Inside
and residents who did not even
take a second look when a TEC
stall member wearing dark cloth-
ing and no bookbag walked up
and opened the door of the
dorms behind them.
"The students have the most
control over who comes in said
Aaron I l.ucier, interim associ-
ate director of technology for
campus living.
" I'hey need to keep an eye out
in their own neighborhood
l.ucier said some students
don't want to make an issue out
of refusing to let another person
in the door and sometimes a stern
and safe "No, use your key" can
be met with contempt.
"It's not a personal thing
- you don't need to hold the
door open for people that you
don't know l.ucier said.
ECU Housing Services sent
out memos addressing the safety
issues in the dorms for all stu-
dents living in residence halls on
Feb. 25, but many students have
not received the memo.
"I am still not clear about
what happened with these
rapes said Margaret Lawrence,
sophomore geography major and
White Hall dorm resident.
"I want to be informed
because something is suppos-
edly being sent out, and none of
us have received it
The memo outlined expected
rules and regulations for resi-
dents, such as entrance and exit
security, room security, guest
policies and safety tips.
"The student memo is still
not out - it went to Rapid Copy,
and I don't know which build-
ings have received them l.ucier
Carrie Moore, Ed.D. and vice
chancellor for student life, who
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Towing can cost students $30-$70 if they have multiple tickets or park illegally.
Unpaid tickets, illegal parking
lead to unexpected penalties
Miniscule offenses
accumulate, become
major inconveniences
With all the construc-
tion on campus, changes in
parking have created some
confusion. For some, this
leads to annoying yellow
slips and the big, bad monster
of the parking world: lowing.
Having your car towed can
bean expensive inconvenience.
Fees for being towed otf campus
range from $3()-$70 based on
the type of equipment needed
to tow your vehicle and the
time of day.
The office of A & H lowing
Service said they tow only one
to two cars per day, and
those towed are usually
repeat offenders who are
delinquent in paying their
parking tickets.
According to Parking and
Transportation Services, the
best way to avoid towing
and tickets is to pay atten-
tion to signs and be
careful not to go over the
time limit on meters. The
majority of towing occurs
when people are parked in
towaway zones between 8 a.m.
and 5 p.m.
Unpaid parking tickets can
also factor into your car being
"Parking and Transporta-
tion hasgiven met hreeticketsin
one week, and two of the
times I do not believe I was
at fault said Jana Joyner,
freshman athletic training
"I believe there should be
more oversight of the Parking
and Transportation Depart-
Under university policy,
any person with three or more
current unpaid or unappealed
parking tickets can be towed
on sight without warning.
"We get people who will
get towed for having three
or more tickets, wbo will go
to the towing service to pick
up their vehicle and pay that
fee, but will still not come
into our office to pay off their
tickets, and so sometimes
they may be lowed the very
next day said Mike Van
Dcrvcn, director ol Parking
and Transportation Services.
Van Derven said Parking
and Transportation Services
does work to minimize
He said their policy calls
for them to attempt to con-
tact any person before their
vehicle is towed. Of course,
since most people are not
at home when they have
illegally parked, this policy is
not always effective.
This writer can be reached at
news@theeastcarolinian. com.
Computer-generated composite of
February rape suspect released
The ECU Police Department released a com-
puter-generated composite sketch of the suspect
they believe committed the rape in Belk Hall
on Feb. 16. Greenville Police, along with Crime
Stoppers, have offered rewards of up to $2,500 for
information in this case as well as the earlier rape
committed in White Hall on Jan. 18.
Police said the suspect in the White Hall case
was wearing a mask and dark clothing. The victim
reported the man crept up behind her, put his hand
over her mouth
and forced the
victim into her
There have
also been
reports that a
man fitting the
description of
the lielk suspect
has been seen
around Tyler
Hall, but accord-
ing to Crime
Prevention Sgt.
Amy Davis of
the ECU Police
they have no
new leads in the Feb. 16 assault.
Crimestoppers allows anyone who may have
information on a crime to remain anonymous
and not be required to testify.
"Crimestoppers can be a vital asset if it is used
properly. Not just in this case, but any crime said Cpl.
Kip Gaskins of the Creenville Police Department.
(iaskins said to report a crime, call the tip
number. Informants will be assigned a code
"II the information leads to an arrest, you will
receive an award Caskins said.
Gaskins said if a person were to witness other
crimes such as drugs or stolen property, they would
be eligible for a reward if an arrest were made.
This writer can be contacted at
news&theas tcarolinian. com.
Computer sketch of suspect.
Pitt County
Crime Stoppers
(252) 758-7777 or
(252) 329-4366
Final three chancellor
candidates return to
interview in Greenville
Committee hopes to finalize
recommendations by Friday
the three remaining candidates in the search
for ECU's new chancellor came to Greenville
this week for a second and final round of
Jim Talton, chair of the Chancellor Search
Committee and the ECU Hoard of Trustees, said
that yesterday's and
today's sessions will be
more informal than pre-
vious meetings.
"It's an opportunity
to revisit and learn more about each other said
In Monday's Student Government Associa-
tion meeting, Ian Bauer, student body president,
said the committee and candidates would meet
over meals.
As the only student representative on the
12-member committee, Baer said he would "make
sure t hese people are very friendly and student-ori-
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weekend In Tempa Ariz.
Don't forget Filing for SGA
executive office ends at
5 p.m. Friday, March 5.
Interested ItxJrvkiuals can III
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Art Lecture
The Painting Guild will sponsor a lecture by Sigmund Abeles. professor
emeritus from the University ol 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 today at 5:30 pm in Speight
English TAG Lecture
Biodun Jeyifo. English professor at Cornell University, will speak at the
annual English TAG Lecture today at 7 p m in 1031 Bate Jeyifos lecture is
tilled, '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 today from 830 a.m. - 9:
15 am in the Student Professional Development Office.
Susan L Taylor, editor of Essence magazine, will speak Friday during the
Ledonia Wright Cultural Center Day Awards will be given to students
beginning at 3 pm in Hendrix Tickets are free, but must be picked up
in advance from the Central Ticket Office Taylor will sign books after her
speech in the Mendenhall Multipurpose Room
Carter Center Internships
Peter Mather, director of educational programs tor The Carter Center in
Atlanta, Ga, will hold an information session on internship opportunities
Friday in 221 Mendenhall from 10:30 am - noon. The session is open to
all faculty and students who are interested in international development
and humanilarian issues
SGA Officer Filing
Filing lor Student Government Association 2004-05 president, vice
president, treasurer and secretary continues through Friday Forms ate
available inside Mendenhall For more information, contact 328-4726
SRC Family Fun Day
The Department of Recreational Services and the Office for Adult and
Community Students will co-sponsor Family Fun Day on Saturday from 10
a.m. -3pm in the SRC Events will include group fitness, sports, a climbing
wall, bowling, a movie and arts and crafts There is no cost tor students,
spouses and dependent children o( students above age six
Benefit Concert
There will be a concert to benelil Parkinsons Disease Sunday. March 7,
at 3 pm in the South Central High School Auditorium on 570 Forlines
Road in Winterville ECU music professor John Kramer will participate
Contact hodgsonj(� lo purchase tickets.
NC Partnering 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
Dissertation Defense
Gregory Snyder. communication sciences and disorders doctoral
candidate, will defend his dissertation, "Exploratory Research in the role
of Cognitive Initiation in the Evoked Fluency Phenomenon Thursday.
March 11. at 2 pm in 105 Belk An open forum will follow
Spring Break
Spring Break begins Sunday, March 14 and classes resume Monday,
March 22
Ghana Summer Study Abroad
An opportunity to study abroad in Ghana and receive class credit is
offered May 20 - June 9 Contact Seodial F. H Deena at 328-6683 for
more information
Community Service Scholarship
The Kiwanis Club of Greater Greenville is accepting applications tor a
$500 community service scholarship Applicants should be Pitt County
residents, female, have a minimum GPA ol 2 5 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 faculty qualify for the $1,600 ECU Retired Faculty Association
Undergraduate Scholarship Applicants must have a projected or actual
collegiate GPA of 3.0 and be pursuing their first undergraduate degree
Applications are due by April 9 Contact Vicky Morris at 328-9573 for
more information
Sophomore Survey
Students who have completed 45-60 credit hours, 30 from ECU, must
take the Sophomore Survey before pre- registering tor summer or fall 2004
semesters The survey is available online at OneSlop
Paper Person
The student at the lop of todays paper is Lauren Mitchell, sophomore
communication major
News Briefs
Judge rejects FedEx
hub Injunction
GREENSBORO (AP) - A federal judge
denied an injunction Tuesday sought
by opponents of the FedEx cargo hub,
but pledged to rule within 60 days on
the merits of their legal effort to halt
the project
The ruling means that crews for the
Piedmont Triad Airport Authority can
continue to do initial site work while
legal challenges are taken up in the
U.S. Middle District Court Judge
Frank Bullock Jr. said that he
didn't see a pressing need tor an
injunction because he didn't think
any irreparable harm would occur
before he ruled on the opponents'
overall legal challenge
The hub opponents, who filed the
case in late January, are seeking lo
have the courts throw out a water-
quality permit that the U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers issued for the project
The permit, issued on Dec 8, was
the last one airport officials needed
to conclude a 5-year environmental
review process and allow initial site
work lo begin at the first of the year
Phipps sentenced to four years
for campaign finance scandal
sentenced former state Agriculture
Commissioner Meg Scott Phipps to
tour years in federal prison Tuesday for
her role in taking more than $82,500
in illegal campaign contributions from
state fair carnival operators
U.S. District Judge Malcolm Howard
also ordered Phipps. 48, whose father
and grandfather were North Carolina
governors, to pay a $25,000 fine
and serve two years of supervised
probation following her release.
Phipps previously had agreed to
torfeit $25,000 that the government
said she received illegally
Phipps was taken away after the
hearing lo begin serving her sentence
immediately, over the objection of
her lawyer She is the first statewide
officeholder to be sent to prison for
crimes committed while in office.
N.Y. Town's Mayor Continuing
Gay Weddings
NEW PALTZ, NY (AP) - New Paltz's
mayor vowed to go ahead with up to
two dozen same-sex weddings this
weekend, despite being charged with
19 criminal counts and possibly facing
jail time tor marrying gay couples.
Meanwhile, a crowd of gay couples
was expected to go to the county
administration building in Portland,
Ore Wednesday after a county
commissioner there said she would
begin issuing marriage licenses to
same-sex couples
Flag-fatigued voters stick with
Georgia's current banner
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia officials
hope their flag flap is finished
now that voters overwhelmingly
approved a banner that nods to the
state's Confederate history without
embracing the divisive rebel "X
In a statewide referendum Tuesday,
voters overwhelmingly chose to
keep the red. white and blue banner
adopted last year by the Legislature
About three of every four voters chose
that flag over a blue flag selected in
2001 to replace the 1956 banner that
was dominated by the Confederate
battle emblem.
Even though voters didn't have a
chance to pick the 1956 flag still
favored by some, political leaders of
both parties expressed confidence
that the referendum will put an end
lo the debate
"We can finally close this chapter in
the history of Georgia said state Sen.
George Hooks, who helped design
the current state flag.
Reality TV shows take Arab
world by storm, to the horror of
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - Reality
TV has burst upon the Arab world,
drawing huge audiences but firing
up conservative outrage over the
spectacle of young men and women
flirting, hugging and dancing under
one roof.
Young people from Iraq and Syria
to Egypt, Kuwait and Yemen love
these variations on "Big Brother"
and "American Idol Some religious
scholars and politicians say they're
Things got so heated this week that
Saudi-owned MBC TV bowed to
pressure from Islamic fundamentalists
and the Bahrain Information Ministry
and said it will suspend "Al-Rayes its
version of "Big Brother less than two
weeks into the show.
"Al-Rayes" featured 12 contestants
living in a villa on Amwaj. a small
island in the Gulf state of Bahrain
Each week one person was to be
evicted from the house, with the last
remaining tenant winning $100,000.
The critics weren't assuaged by the
fact that male and female contestants
slept in separate quarters and had
prayer rooms.
Protests intensify after panel
rules against opposition petition
In Venezuela
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP)
- Demonstrators hurled rocks and
gasoline bombs at soldiers as protests
intensified after Venezuela's elections
council ruled against an opposition
petition to force a presidential recall
Opponents of President Hugo Chavez
say they submitted more than 3 4
million signatures. Some 2.4 million
are needed for a recall election.
But council President Francisco
Carrasquero announced Tuesday
that just 1.83 million signatures
were deemed valid Another 876,016
signatures may be valid-if citizens
confirm that they indeed signed the
petition, Carrasquero said.
The decision triggered demonstrations
by citizens banging pots and pans
and exploding fireworks throughout
the capital. Caracas, where thousands
took to the streets.
Rioting-which began earlier Tuesday
as the opposition anticipated the
ruling-also was reported in several
of Venezuelan most important cities
in the hours after the council's
NC Republicans seek senate majority
Trust fund looks to
raise $1 million
Two North Carolina Repub-
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eta tion year.
the program is called Senate
Majority 2004 and its goal is to
secure Republican majority in the
North Carolina Senate because
currently the Democrats enjoy a
four-seat advantage, 27-23.
"Our goal of $1 million for
the upcoming elections will be
used to offset funds raised by the
Democrats said Jonathan Hill,
assistant to Senator Fred Smith,
who represents Johnston and
Western Wayne counties.
"Two years ago, the Republi-
can campaigns in North Carolina
were outspent by the Democrats
almost 80 percent to 20 percent.
The money will target specific
regions which do not have a
ipitMiraA majority and will
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with a showing of works by ECU
alumnus David Byer lyre in the
LWCC Gallery from l p.m. - 5
p.m. with a reception Irom 1
p.m. - 3 p.m.
Turner said this event is
a celebration ol all cultures
and genders. Students, faculty,
staff and community members
are invited to attend. The event
is tree, but tickets must he
obtained from the Central Ticket
Office in Mendenhall Student
A pre-event reception will
be held from 1 p.m. - 2:30
p.m. at LWCC and the rain site
will be In the Mendenhall Multi-
purpose Room.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theastcarolinian. com.
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Hill said the majority of voters
in North Carolina as a whole are
Democratic. However, Repub-
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certain regions, one of which is
eastern North Carolina.
"The last 10 years have seen a
shift in voter demographics. The
eastern and coastal areas have
become more Republican and
Independent. The Independent
party in this state is growing
faster than any other Hill said.
State law limits campaign
contributions from private citi-
zens and political action groups
to $4,000.
Hill said Senator Smith's
campaign will focus on fund-
raising efforts In eastern North
With all 50 NC Senate seats
up for grabs in November, Hill
said funds raised through Senate
Majority 2004 will not be used for
one or two specific campaigns.
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ries, John Kerry began laying
the groundwork Wednesday
for selecting a running mate for
the struggle to unseat President
Kerry told reporters during
a campaign trip to Florida that
he expects to announce soon
the process by which he will
Echoose the No. 2 person for the
Democratic ticket. His campaign
said details might be released as
early as Wednesday.
Jim Johnson, a prominent
Washington Democrat, heads
the list of potential candidates
to lead Kerry's selection pro-
cess. Johnson, vice president of
a merchant banking firm, once
worked for former Vice President
Walter Mondalc.
Senior advisers said it was
possible, but not likely, that
Kerry would choose a nominee
well before the Democratic
nominating convention in his
hometown of Boston in July.
Kerry's New York-to-Cali-
fornia victories in the 10-state
Super Tuesday series knocked
the fight out of his spirited
rival, John Edwards. The North
Carolina senator, who had been
the only one left with the ghost
of a chance against Kerry, let the
word out that he was quitting
even before polls closed in the
West and just as Minnesotans
gathered in caucuses.
Suddenly, the Democrat-
to-Democrat sniping Is over,
replaced by calls for unity, and
Kerry is left with his hard-fought
reward-as well as the weight of
Democrats' expectations that he
can beat tush in the fall.
"Tonight, the message can
now be heard all across our
country: Change is coming to
America said Kerry, 60, a four-
term Massachusetts senator
whose understated ways disguise
a hotly competitive streak.
"We will fight to give Amer-
ica hack its future and its hope
There were grace notes in the
first blush of his victory: a polite
exchange with Bush, who called
to congratulate him. But there
is to be no grace period in their
campaign fight.
The Republican president
opens a multimillion-dollar
TV ad blitz Thursday to try
to win back favor in a time
of slipping poll numbers, and
has a war chest of more than
$100 million to draw from in
the months ahead, more than
Kerry can muster.
Vice President Dick Cheney
criticized Kerry on the air-
waves Tuesday as a frequent
foe of defense and intelligence
budgets, seeking to neutralize
Kerry's draw as a decorated
Vietnam veteran and his Senate
experience in foreign policy.
And the courteous phone
call aside, Kerry kept up the
drumbeat of recent weeks
against Bush, giving him no
quarter on the war on terrorism
or anything else. "We will renew
our alliances and we will build
new alliances because they are
essential to the final victory and
success of a war on terror he
told supporters.
"The Bush administration
has run the most inept, reckless,
arrogant and ideological foreign
policy in the modern history of
our country
Kerry dominated the six-
week Democratic competition
from the Iowa caucuses on,
once he shook off a torpid
start and overcame the fading
phenomenon of Howard Dean.
He has won 27 of 30 contests,
putting him well on his way
to winning the nomination
formally once he has collected
2,162 delegates.
The Super Tuesday states
awarded a mother lode of 1,151
delegates, more than half those
needed, and pushed Kerry's total
over 1,100. Kerry had 1,292 del-
egates to Edwards' 438. Dean
had 182, Al Sharpton 24 and
Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich 18.
In a bit of cold comfort, Kucinich
won his primary for re-election
to the House.
Kerry won nine of the 10
states Tuesday, losing only in
Vermont, where voters made
Dean, their former governor,
the sentimental favorite even
though he ended his campaign
two weeks ago.
In all regions and among
practically all groups, voters
interviewed about their choice
spoke of making the same
political calculation-they picked
Kerry because they thought he
could defeat the president.
Sen John Kerry won all but one of the
10 states participating in the Super
Tuesday primaries.
That Imperative helped him
win Tuesday in states such as
Ohio, Minnesota and Ceorgia,
even though Kerry-unlike
Edwards-backed trade agree-
ments that voters blamed for
costing their communities jobs.
"I really want to win Angle
Kline, a St. Paul, Minn caucus-
goer, said in explaining her vote
for Kerry.
"Kerry has the breadth of
experience. He's had umpteen
years in the Senate working on
both domestic and foreign policy
Although relentlessly upbeat
and dogged, Edwards knew he
had to quit, and aides tipped his
hand on that plan on the eve of
his formal departure.
"We have been the little
engine that could the North
Carolina senator told support-
ers. Edwards proved an animated
campaigner and sharp debater,
but won only in his native South
Carolina and posted several
strong second place finishes.
I le immediately started clos-
ing ranks with his rival, calling
Kerry an "extraordinary advocate
for jobs, better health care, a safer
world and declaring: "These are
the causes of our party, these are
the causes of our country, and
these are the causes we will pre-
vail on come November
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calling Edwards "a compelling
voice to our party" who holds
"great promise for leadership
for the years to come Edwards'
name will stay in play as a pos-
sible choice for running mate,
although Kerry has given no hint
of his pick for the ticket.
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BODEGA BAY. Calif. (AP) - Thanks
to Leap Day. Dale Webster
finally gets to kick up his feet.
Webster went surfing the last
time Leap Day fell on a
Sunday, and he pledged he
would surf every day until the
next Feb. 29 came around on
a Sunday.
That was back in 1976, making
last Sunday the first day in
28 years that the extra day fell on
a Sunday
True to his word, Webster,
55. completed his 28-year
surfing streak, undertaking 10,407
consecutive days of surfing
Some 40 friends and writers
and photographers from surfing
publications surrounded him as
he brought his bright red and white
board to shore. A buddy, Rick
Potter, poured champagne on
Webster's head, then passed
him the bottle.
"What were the odds of
being able to do it all these
days?" asked Webster.
1 feel blessed. I have a wonderful
family that understands me and
lets me do this. It's so amazing
it all worked out and my dreams
came true
The nose knows: Fragrant
Paris billboards promote
France's tourist region
PARIS (AP) - French advertisers
hope tourists will follow their
One hundred billboards that emit
the scent of rosemary will go
into operation in Paris train
stations Wednesday in a bid to
draw visitors to the southern
French region of Languedoc-
Roussillon. 'Languedoc-Roussillon,
holidays smell good the
billboards read. They will stay up
until March 10.
Get ready for the Awards
LONDON (AP) - Left giddy by the
Golden Globes? Excited by the
British awards-show addicts
dreading withdrawal after
Sunday's Academy Awards can
prolong their pleasure with a new
addition to the calendar - the first-ever
Awards Awards.
Seriously. On March 5, award-
givers will gather at London's
swanky Dorchester Hotel,
hoping to give an acceptance
speech for a stainless-steel
statuette recognizing excellence in
"People seemed to think it
was some sort of joke said
Barbara Buchanan, editor of
Awards World magazine, which
is organizing the event.
"We've given professional satirists
a field day
Sextuplets bom in one minute
AKRON. Ohio (AP) - An Ohio
woman gave birth to sextuplets
Thursday and doctors said
all six babies and the mother
were doing well
Jennifer Hanselman, 29, of
Cuyahoga Falls, gave birth to
the three girls and three boys
within one minute at Akron
General Medical Center
"The speed at which the babies
came out was overwhelming.
It was like a popcorn popper
said the baby's grinning father,
Keith Hanselman.
I The ledonla Wright Cultural Center presents Ms. Susan L.
I Taylor, Editorial Director of Essence Magazine, on March 5,
12004 at 3:00 p.m in Hendrix Theater. She will be the guest
I speaker in celebration of the Inaugural Ledonla Wright Day.
I Susan L. Taylor, editorial director of Essence magazine, Is
I the driving force behind one of the most celebrated Black-
I owned business success stories. Since joining Essence over
130 years ago, she has become an inspiration to millions of
I people who see her as a living symbol of the magazine.
I She is also author of:
I In the Spirit: The Inspirational Writings of Susan L. Taylor
I Lessons in Living
I Confirmation: The Spiritual Wisdom That Has Shaped
I Our Lives
I Taylor gives every audience a prescription to adopt the
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I energetic and spiritual, Taylor's passion Is to help people
I realize their strengths and take charge of their lives.
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Serving ECU since 1925, The East Carolinian prints 9,000 copies every
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Our View
need to hear
rational pro-
posals - not
catch phrases
and quick
fixes that in
the long run
will make
the economy
The stage is set. The race is on.
The democratic presidential candidate is
chosen - John Kerry said he's up to the
The independent sacrificial lamb has taken his
place - Ralph Nader will certainly prove to be
an entertaining mouthpiece.
And of course, George W. Bush will attempt
to woo the American people into believing he
can fix the ails of our Nation.
However, the smoothest talker will not win the
race. The candidates have their work cut out
for them.
Americans have real problems. Many of them
are jobless with no health benefits. Parents
are seeking education reform that will improve
academic achievement of their children.
Economically disadvantaged families are
looking to the government for aid programs,
and virtually all Americans want some sort of
tax relief.
Americans need to hear rational proposals
- not catch phrases and quick fixes that in
the long run will make the economy worse.
The candidates need to speak candidly about
these issues - even with issues like same sex
marriage that might make them unpopular with
certain populations.
And this cannot be said enough - as the unem-
ployment line is starting to include more youth-
ful, educated individuals - voting is a necessity.
It's the only way to get your voice heard.
Traditional college students are at an age
where voting may not be on the top 10 list of
priorities, but the decisions that are occurring
today are the policies that we will have to live
with tomorrow.
It's severely ineffective to complain about a
government that may or may not be living up
to the standards you think it should.
Voting is a privilege of our democratic society.
It's our ticket to a better tomorrow. Improving
the health of our Nation should be everyone's
Opinions In Brief
Blair recounts
career in book
As if former New York Times
reporterJayson Blair hasn't already
given himself a bad name, he's
now made things worse.
Reported in an article hy The
Associated Press, the 27-year old
is taking another stab at writing
when he releases his book, "Burn-
ing Down My Master's House on
March 6.
This hook is a memoir alxnit
his career at the New York Times
and his substance abuse problems.
According to the report, the Iniok
"pretends to be a mea culpa but
ends up spewing imaginary blame
In all directions
What Blair may not realize is
that he's already lost any shred
of credibility he had as a writer.
The only thing this book could
possibly do is further damage
his credibility and make an even
larger mockery of his name.
The Haitian disaster
Iraq may have its insurgents,
but it's nothing compared to the
disaster in Haiti, which could
not have come at a better time
for President Cicorge W. Bush. In
Haiti, the consequences of another
Clinton-United Nation's "victory"
can clearly be seen. Such calami-
ties show why Bush is correct to
be hesitant about United Nations'
involvement in Iraq and also
shows why United Slates' pres-
ence is sorely needed to keep Iraq
from becoming the next I laiti 10
years from now. It also exposes
how weak the United Nations is
becoming. While the democratic
nominees may harangue Bush on
his Iraqi policies, I believe our
Commander in Chief is doing
an excellent job.
Who cares
about steroids?
Nobody really cares about
steroids in baseball. We don't care
who's on drugs, we only want to
be entertained - at any cost. For-
ever, we have cheered on many
athletes who can't read, write
or recite their ABC's. America
doesn't care about morals and
truth in sports, we only want
our favorite team to win.
Older students matter
The presence of older stu-
dents on campus has greatly
increased since the mid 1990s. It
seems as though a lot of people
are having second thoughts
about their careers so they are
returning to school for more
marketable training.
With this increase of older
students, you would think there
would Ik- an increase in political
awareness as well as opinions
about our campus and all it has
to offer (or not), but there isn't.
Most of the problem stems
from the fact that most older
students are just going to school
part-time and aren't concerned
with what goes happens on
campus. Being an older student,
I must admit I am guilty of that.
I tend to think less about campus
issues and how they may affect
Academy Awards
chose well
It's nice that independent
movies are getting more recogni-
tion in big awards shows. Whale
Rider and lost in translation
were low in hype and violence,
but high in emotional appeal
They weren't made to rake
in profits - maybe that's why
their integrity is so refreshing
compared to all the teenaged,
hormone-driven flicks, big-name
Sequels and thin plot lines surviv-
ing on star power.
Viewers of the Oscars who
haven't seen Whale Rider or Lost
in Translation will probably be
interested to see why they were
included with all the other big
It's the Academy members'
responsibility to scour the market
for the best, and hopefully, this
means they will enlighten their
audience to find something new.
So, it would be nice if the music
industry would follow suit and
seek to include some quality in
their picks.
Oulkast deserved their
Grammy wins, but other nomi-
nees left a little to he desired.
Unfortunately, the music industry
just keeps regurgitating the same
old radio fluff, frequently award-
ing recognition based on sales
instead of substance and guilt for
past omissions.
Oscar ceremony
too long
As millions of film buffs and
celebrity watchers sat down to
watch the Academy Awards Cer-
emony on Sunday night, many
couldn't help but wonder, "Will
this thing ever end?"
Lasting over three hours,
while only presenting 24 awards,
certain measures could have been
taken to make the ceremony a little
shorter, thus making it more easily
I )id we really need to hear the
cutesy Billy Crystal's 10 minute
slapstick comedy routine at the
beginning of the show or perfor-
mances of songs no one has even
heard before?
If the ceremony is designed
for honoring deserving films,
then let's honor those films and
nothing else.
Bye bye 'Super Sized'
McDonald's is phasing out
their "Super Sized" items in order
to conform to a more conventional
public demand. While it's not the
Burger King's or Subway's Atkin'j
menu, I think this is McDonald's
twist on thedieting craze the world
is so consumed by.
Or, you could call it a market-
ing scheme. But haven't they been
sued by obese people for selling
fatty foods in the past and held
strong with their defense? Why
this sudden change of heart?
McDonald's wants to keep up with
I rends, not submit to complaints by
the money hungry public.
In My Opinion
Assault rifle ban shot down by U.S.
Gun Show provision
was sticking point
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conversation in ECU'S community. To respond to an
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In closed session late last
week, the U.S. Senate failed to
ratify a bill which would outlaw
all manners of military surplus
and automatic assault rifles and
close a loophole allowing gun
shows to sell all manner of mate-
rial long banned iti mainstream
gun shops.
Let me assure you, I am a
staunch supporter of the Con-
stitution, and that includes the
Second Amendement. I believe In
the American right to bear arms
which is to say that I believe in
the spirit of the Second Amend-
ment in the spirit in which it was
added to the original draft of the
Yet, to my knowledge,
nowhere in the Constitution
does it specify the right to AK-47
assault rifles and .50 caliber mili-
tary hardware, both ot which are
easily purchased at gun shows
and mail-order companies all
over this nation.
I also understand that as a
Republican, George W. Bush is
obligated to cater to his constitu-
ency, many of whom are very
conservative and often opposed
to gun control of any kind.
These are the people who
think that the Second Amend-
ment is a blanket right including
whatever type of arms I he person
in question is able to get their
hands on.
The people who believe that
the government has no right
to impinge on the right to bear
arms and all gun control measures
enacted in this country in the last
SO years should be reversed.
I, however, am not one of
those people.
I'll admit it - 1 hate guns.
I understand that they are a
necessary evil when fighting
a war or disarming a criminal,
but I challenge anyone to tell me
what positive effect guns have
on our society at large. Guns
hurt people.
(iuns destroy families.
Hundreds of children a year are
killed, either by themselves or by
a friend, because they had access
to a loaded firearm.
If I had my way, 1 would take
every gun out of every home and
sink the lot to the bottom of the
ocean. But that's me.
Most people in this nation
are for some type of gun control.
Mandatory waiting periods and
background checks for hand-
guns, limits on the types of guns
that can legally be sold and trig-
ger guard laws are all steps in the
right direction.
However, there is still a great
deal of progress to he made in
terms of gun control in the
United States.
A ban on assault rifle sales
for legitimate gun dealers is a big
step forward, but what good is a
law banning the sale of assault
rifles in gun shops when anyone
over 18 with a valid drivers
license and a few hundred dol-
lars can walk into any one of the
thousands of gun shows held
each year and purchase whatever
they please? No waiting period.
Limited background checks.
Now this person has a weapon
capable of firing hundreds of
rounds a minute.
The horror of the Columbine
High School massacre in 1999
was a wake up call about assault
rifles and their availability in our
It was later learned that the
weapons used by Dylan Klebold
and Trie Harris to murder 12 of
their fellow students and one
teacher in cold blood were pur-
chased legally at a gun show.
Here's the problem: America
is a very different place than it
was when the Constitution was
drafted. The systemic societal ills
facing this country in the twenty
lirst century did not exist in colo-
nial times.
Violent crime, especially in
children, was almost non-exis-
tent. Citizens knew their neigh-
bors and didn't lock their doors
at night.
The very idea of an automatic
weapon had yet to be contem-
plated. Unfortunately, this is no
longer the case.
II I thought for a second that
we could only take the guns from
the criminals and miscreants of
society, I would be all for it. As
has been the case for thousands
of years, a few bad apples spoil
the bunch.
Bottom line: A person not
looking to commit a bank rob-
bery or armored car holdup, or
drive by shooting for that matter,
has no use for a military assault
rifle, so why not get rid of them
all together?
No one is trying to take away
hunting rights or ban lawful pos-
session of licensed firearms. Law
abiding Americans who hunt
deer or compete in marksman-
ship competitions have nothing
to worry about.
Believe me; the second
Amendment isn't going any-
Very often, when 1 speak with
someone about gun control, the
argument I hear in favor of gun
laws is this: If we ban lawful sales
of assault rifles, then only the
criminals will have them.
Therefore, to counteract
the threat from dangerous
people with illegal assault
rifles, we should legalize all
assault rifle sales, allowing us to
defend ourselves.
This argument makes about
as much sense as cutting off the
nose to spite the face. There will
always be an illegal black market
for guns in this country.
But why not cut off the legal
avenue for acquiring an assault
rifle to further limit their avail-
ability? Whether all assault rifles
are legalized or all assault rifles
are banned, highly motivated
criminals will be able to get their
hands on one.
That is reality.
I figure that stricter gun laws
will go a long way in that never
ending struggle to abolish crime
in all its forms, but that is another
conversation all together.
By ignoring the gaping gun
show loophole in federal gun
laws, American legislators should
be held responsible every time a
legally purchased assault rifle
kills someone.
With such a blatant nod to
the N.R.A. and right wing con-
servative groups who oppose
gun control, President Bush has
shown clearly where his true
loyalties lie - with the special
In the end, literal inter-
pretation of 220-year-old laws
should not be allowed to inter-
fere with what should be the
central preoccupation of every
member of Congress and the
president - the safety of the
American public.

Shiites vent anger at United
States for attacks on pilgrims
KARBAI A, Iraq (Al'l �Shiite
Muslim mourners chanted tk-
Xans against the United States
Wednesday, venting their anger
at Iraq's Instability after a series
of suicide bombings against
pilgrims. As the country began
three days of mourning, officials
said IS people, some possibly
Iranians, had heen detained in
the all.ic ks
U.S. administrators lowered
their death count from 143 to
117, a senior coalition official
said Wednesday. Iraq's Health
Ministry said IKS people died.
Estimate ol the wounded ranged
from 300 to more than 400
lso Wednesday, three rock-
ets hit a telephone exchange
huilding in Baghdad, knocking
out international phone service
lor much of the country only-
days atter the system was put
back in service. One Iraqi worker killed and another injured,
Iraqi officials said.
Restoring telephones knocked
out during the 11.S. invasion last
year has been a priority as U.S.
forces trying to bring back some
normalcy amid the continuing
luesday's near-simultane-
ous bombings struck pilgrims
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A man sweeps debris, including shoes from the dead and
injured, from the Kazimiya mosque in Baghdad Tuesday.
gathered at Baghdad's Kazimiya
shrine and holy sites in
to mark Ashoura, the holiest
day oi the shiite calendar. The
attacks coincided with anti-
Shilte bombings thai killed 4i
victims in Pakistan.
The attai ks forced the delay
ol a key milestone in the U.S.
handover schedule-the planned
Thursday signing ol an interim
U.S. and Iraqi officials
pointed to an al-Qaida-linkcd
Jordanian militant. Abu Vlusab
al-ZarqawL. ,i.i "prinu- suspet t"
in the attai ks. saying he aims to a Shiite-Sunn civil war
in Iraq Many Iraqis, including
shiites, have also blamed for-
eigners-throwing suspicion on
U.S. officials, speaking on the
condition ol anonymity, could
not rule out possible connec-
tions between the bombings in
Iraq and Pakistan. At this point,
though, one Official said, there
isn't ,ui cs idence Indicating the
attar, ks were coordinated.
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promised that parent memos
would be sent out the week of
Feb. 2.1 at a press conference
held by Student Life on Feb. 19,
said that those memos are still
not ready.
I be letters were to be sent
to parents explaining the two
sexual assaults and a recent lire
in Aycock Mall. At press time, the
letter was being edited.
"The letter will go out next
week said Moore
"I Ins week, we ordered the
Moore said the letter would
be a joint ettort between resi-
dents' parents and i he president
of Parent's Council.
Moore said he hopes parents
become partners with the uni-
versity to inform their students
on safety concerns.
Other universities within
the North Carolina system have
similar concerns for the welfare
of students who live in resident e
"Some students feel com-
fortable and leave their doors
unlocked, even while sleeping
saidhnstopher A. Payne, Ph.I)
and director of housing and
residential education at UNC-
( hapel Hill
Payne said 'c rimes ol oppor-
tunity' usually stem from stu-
dents' own carelessness
"Our approach is that resi-
dents be aware their behavior
places risk with everyone in
the residential community
Payne said.
Whereas ECU has been con-
sidering putting up surveillance
cameras to monitor problem
areas, l'( thinks putting up
cameras will, in the long run be
counter-productive and maybe
even lull the students into a
false sense of security.
"I am not coin inced is
the long-term solution Payne
I N( has used creative meth-
ods to try to get the students to
be more careful about who the)
let inside their dorms
Payne explained that
UNC has put together a task
force lor student salety that
meets regularly to discuss salety
"We have plainclothes cops
trying to gain access we
recorded all em ouniers each foi
about an hour Payne laid
Payne said resident advisers
who see a student deny another
entry Into the dorm without
using their own key, or who let
somebody piggy-back, have a
unique way of dealing with I lie-
I he) will commend the
student who says "no" by giving
him or her candy Smartles,
I he student who is seen
allowing them to follow into
the residence hall will get a
spanking in the form ol a Dum
Dura lollipop.
I.ucier said IIs housing
st.ill has been working close!)
To view the memo sent to
residents from University
Housing Services, visit The
East Carolinian online at
With building and ball stall and
Students who have been given
surves tor feedback.
He said they have broken
salety issues Into three cat-
egories: I be Immediate,
changing llghtbulbs
that mas noi be lighting dark
�, In serious problems like
changing a whole dorm's light-
ing system.
"We want the changes to be
done right, In a way that pros ides
maximum safety foi students
I.ucier said.
considering the construe -
tion thai is In c lose proxim-
ity to While andlenient
Halls and no suspeel
yel In the rapes, I'ayne
said he was concerned aboul
the noise.
lb- said he aware of
the cat calls" thai could
c otne from construction sites
cspec tally ones so c lose to a
residence hall, but said he
wasn't aware of that happening
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be renewed through the recipient's
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20042005 academic year, the annual
scholarship award amount may vary
depending upon the amount of funds
available in this endowed scholarship.
The scholarship shall be made available
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first undergraduate degree Si have
projected or actual collegiate GPA of at
least 3.0 Application deadline is April
9, 2004. For application materials Si
additional information, contact Mrs.
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Center, Suite 1100, Greenville, NC
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Criminal investigation begun in mad cow case
gOvtffHlMfll has begun a crimi-
nal Investigation into whether
records ina have been falsified
in the nation's first and only
CUC "I mail cow disease, the
Agriculture Department's
Inspector general said Wednes-
I in- Investigation is moving
in parallel with a non-criminal
review Of the department's
response to the mad cow
. ase, is well .is changes made
in how it monitors and tests
vat tie tor the disease, Phyllis Fong
told a House subcommittee.
Kong said the criminal Inves-
tigation focuses on whether the
infected llolstein cow truly
was a downer" animal unable
to stand or walk when it was
slaughtered Dec. 4 in Moses
lake. Wash,
The department initially
said the cow was a downer, and
that was why it was tested for
bovine spongiform encepha-
lopathy, or BSE. Downers
have a higher risk of the brain-
wasting disease.
But men who saw the cow
at Vern's Moses Lake Meat Co.
just before it was slaughtered
recall it being on its feet. One
of the plant's owners, Tom
I llestad, said the cow got up
after the inspecting veterinarian
saw it lying down and classified
it as a downer.
Department offi-
cials conceded last
month that the cow might have
gotten back up.
The investigation is only in
its first few weeks, with officials
gathering documents and inter-
viewing witnesses, Fong said.
She would not talk
about possible targets in the
investigation nor specify
who is being interviewed.
"We haven't determined
anything so far she said.
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Same-sex couples get marriage licenses in
Oregon; New York ceremonies deemed illegal
and lesbian couples started tying
the knot In Portland on Wednes-
day alter the county issued
same-sex marriage licenses,
joining the rapidly spreading
national movement in San Fran-
cisco and upstate New York.
Vboul 50 people lined up
for a sudden chance to wed
after a Multnomah County
commissioner said she would
begin issuing the licenses to
same-sea couples,
An ebullient Mary Li held up
the very first certificate show-
ing her and her partner's name
under the Oregon seal.
"i can'l describe how great
it feels Li said. She and her
partner Rebecca Kennedy were
also the lirst to be niarried, by a
county judge.
Gay bar owners handed out
free glasses of champagne and
many couples carried bouquets
of roses.
Meanwhile, New York's
attorney general joined the
national debate, saying current
law prohibits same-sex wed-
dings and that mayors should
not preside over them. But he
said he would leave it to the
courts to decide if the law is
"I personally would like to
see the law changed, but must
respect the law as it now stands
Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
said in a statement obtained by
The Associated Press.
Both sides of the polarizing
issue have been waiting for
Spitzer's opinion since Friday,
when the mayor of New Paltz, a
college town 75 miles north of
Manhattan, married 25 same-sex
couples without licenses. illage
Mayor Jason West now faces 19
criminal counts and could lace
jail time.
"The local district attorney
has the authority and respon-
sibility to enforce the law
Spiter said.
On Wednesday, Nyack, N.Y
Mayor John Shields said he
would also start marrying gay
couples anil planned to seek
a license himself to marry his
same-sex partner.
Spitzer said New York's law
contains references to "bride and
groom" and "husband and wife"
and does not authorize same-sex
marriage, c ,ov. George I'ataki has
also said that performing gay
marriages is illegal, a position
he affirmed on Wednesday.
"Marriage under New York
Stale law is and has been for over
200 years between a man and a
woman. And we have to uphold
that law he said.
Shields and West said
they would go ahead with
their plans.
"What do you do when
you're faced with injustice"
Shields said. "What did the
women do in the suffrage move-
ment? They marched They were
arrested. They did what they had
to do to get their rights
Also Wednesday, lawmakers
in Washington, IX debated
the issue, with Republican sena-
tors such as Majority leader Bill
Frist asking Congress to embrace
a constitutional amendment
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After the public inquired into
Shelton's status as a candidate
lor chancellor, he said he had
not entered the search as an
applicant. Thus, Shclton declined
to comment on the search.
lalton said there is a
possibility the commute could
include Shellon in their recom-
mendations. However, at this
time the likelihood can't be
"I have no clue, to le honest
lalton said
The identities of the can-
didates have not yet been
revealed, and Talton said he
hopes no names would be
released until the Board of
Governors and UNG-System
President Molly Broad ratify
their decision.
"It confidcntiallty s best
for the university and par-
ticularly the candidates
Talton said.
Discussion of candidates'
qualifications and interviews of
the seven chosen have been con-
ducted in closed meetings. The
committee cited a state statute
allowing personnel matters to
be closed to the public,
The committee had consid-
ered opening the final three's
interviews, allowing campus and
general public interaction, but
Talton said they decided early
this week against thai option to
"respect the candidates' desire
for confidentiality
lalton said the committee
plans to make their recommen-
dations to the BOT Friday, who
will then make three recom-
mendations to Broad. Broad's
decision must then be approved
by the BOG.
The new chancellor will be
announced Friday, March 19,
during the BOG meeting when
a proposed yearly $.100 tuition
increase will also be decided.
Talton said he hopes the
new chancellor will begin In
the summer or at least by the
tall semester.
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Chancellor's Leadership
March 6, 2004
Mendenhall Student Center
It is with much regret and disappointment that we inform
you that the 2004 Chancellor's Leadership Conference has been
canceled due to the low number of student organization
registrations. The Office of Student Leadership Development apol-
ogizes for any inconvenience this has caused anyone. We originally
planned to have at least 200 students in participation. Unfortu-
nately, we did not come close to meeting our goal for this spring.
Nevertheless, the Chancellors Leadership Conference will be
rescheduled for the fall 2004 semester and we hope that each
of you will consider working with us again. Thank you for your
interest, time, contributions, ideas, understanding, and most impor-
tantly, for your support. It is our personal endeavor to work even
harder to make next year's conference a huge success. If you have any
questions, please feel free to contact the Office of Student Lead-
ership Development. Have a wonderful spring semester and we look
forward to your participation in the fall.
With Regret,
The Office of Student Leadership Development Programs
109 Mendenhall Student Center


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Features Editor
Assistant Features Editor
Did You Know?
- Actress Patricia Heaton (1958) and Metallica bassist Jason Newsted
(1963) both call today their birthday.
- This month is National Craft Month
- Today is Courageous Follower Day and Hug a Gl Day.
- On this day in 1974, People magazine is founded.
The Student Union Films Committee presents American Splendor today
at 9:30 p.m Friday at 7 p.m. and midnight. Saturday at 9:30 p.m. and
Sunday at 7 pm Scary Movie 3 is showing today at 7 p.m Friday at 9:30
p.m Saturday at 7 p.m. and midnight and Sunday at 3 p.m All movies are
free with a student ID and are located In the Hendrix Theatre. For more
information, call 328-4700.
Swash Improv
The Student Union presents a performance by the ECU Swash Improv Group
al 8 p.m today 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 guest organist. The event runs from 9 a.m.
- 9 p.m. on Friday. March 5 in 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 Tardlff, 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 p.m, on
Saturday, March 6 in St. Paul's Episcopal Church. This event is free.
Pirate Underground Band
The Student Union presents Kellin Watson at 9 pm. on Saturday, March 6
in the Pirate Underground. This event is free for students.
Premiere Performances
ECU student composers present Premiere Performances at 8 pm. on
Monday, March 8 in the A. J. Fletcher Recital Hall. This event is free.
Def Poetry Jam
The Broadway show. Russell Simmons'Det Poetry Jam, comes to campus
at 8 pm. on Monday, March 8 in Wright Auditorium. Tickets are available
at the Central Ticket Office.
Greenville LIVE:
A.J. McMurphy's
1914 Timbury Drive 355-7956
Saturday, March 6,9 p.m.
Matt and Josh
Chef's 505
505 Red Banks Road
Wednesday, March 10, 7:30 p.m
ECU jazz faculty and students
Christy's Euro Pub
301 S. Jarvis St. 758-2774
Tuesday. March 9.10 p.m
Open mic night
City Hotel and Bistro
203 SW Greenville Blvd
Wednesday. March 10. 7 p.m.
Live Music
122 E Fifth St 758-3114
Friday, March 5,10 p.m.
Uve music
Saturday. March 6.10 pm
Live music
Courtyard Tavern
703 S.E. Greenville Blvd. 321-0202
Sunday, March 7. 7 p.m
El Ranchito
315 E. Tenth St. 561-7336
Thursday. March 4. 7 p.m.
Mariachi Band
701 Evans St.
Thursday, March 4,10 p.m.
Saturday. March 6.10 p.m.
Sunday, March 7,10 p.m.
Open mic night
Mesh Cafe
1011-A Red Banks Road
Thursday. March 4.9 pm
The Coastline Band
Friday, March 5,9 p.m.
Saturday. March 6,9 p.m.
110 E. Fourth St. 752-5855
Thursday, March 4,9 p.m.
This Day An Age
Friday, March 5,9 p.m
Fighting Gravity
Saturday. March 6.9 p.m.
Barefoot Manner
Tuesday, March 9,9 p.m.
Lamar Jones
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Thursday, March 4,10 p.m.
Saturday, March 6.10 pm.
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Thursday. March 4.7 p.m.
Saturday. March 6,9 p.m
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Saturday, March 6,9:30 p.m.
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Gibson's 'Passion' is deserving film
Mel Gibson co-wrote, co-produced and directed The Passion of The Christ, a look at the final 12 hours of Jesus' life.
One viewer's response
to controversial film,
'Passion of the Christ'
Famed reggae legend Bob
Marley once said, "F.very single
action bares a reaction Such
a statement rings true in the
case of Hollywood megastar Mel
Gibson's latest film outing The
Passion of The Christ, an in-depth
look at the final 12 hours in the
life of Jesus Christ.
Since filming began, both
mystery and gossip have sur-
rounded the media-dubbed
"Mel Gibson Jesus movie With
Hollywood churning out seri-
ous "religious-themed" movies
about once every decade, many
Hollywood insiders wondered
why the normally flashy Gibson
chose to tackle such contentious
subject matter.
A mainstay at the movies
during the 1940s and 1950s,
films concerning people and
events depicted in the Bible
have rarely graced the big
screen in recent years. Why?
Some believe any storyline
involving religious themes
brings too much controversy
to a business where positive
critical response and good
box office results matter the
With that, we come to The
Passion of The Christ, a movie
co-written, co-produced, and
directed by Mel Gibson, who
also put up the film's $25 mil-
lion budget.
As a film critic, watching The
Passion of The Christ is quite an
experience. Cinematograph?!
Caleb Deschanel's colorful com-
positions sparkle. Composer
John Debney's operatic score
sweeps and soars. Actor Jim
Caviezel handles the monumen-
tal load of portraying Jesus well,
giving a performance that's
quiet, yet mesmerizing. There
are so many wonderful motifs
to admire, that by itself, The
Passion of The Christ is one of the
best-made films of the year, a
success in both craft and perfor-
However, as good - from a
filmmaking standpoint - as The
Passion of The Christ may l)e, there
has been an enormous wave of
controversy surrounding the
film since its inception regard-
ing Gibson's portrayal of the
Jews' involvement in both the
condemnation and crucifixion
of Jesus Christ.
Any issue involving religion is
bound to stir up heated opinions
and feelings from various groups.
However, religion is one subject
where historical documenta-
tion often counteracts with the
"spiritual belief leaving many
to disagree.
The controversy surrounding
The Passion of The Christ is no dif-
ferent. The argument of certain
Jewish leaders (not all) feel that
Gibson wrongly portrays the
Jews as "killing Christ This
unfortunate stereotype, which
has existed long before Gibson's
new film, is not expressed in the
movie. It is the Romans who in
fact "kill" Him, but - based on
the Gospels from which this
film is adapted - the Jews order
His death.
Much has been made of how
negatively the Jews are portrayed
in the film. In watching the
movie, the Romans are seen just
as wrongful, especially consider-
ing the fact that they are the ones
who actually beat, brutalize and
kill Jesus. One could also men-
tion the fact that a few of the
Jewish council members are pre-
sented as not wanting to arrest
Christ, or that Christ Himself was
Jewish, but in actuality, sitting
there debating "tick-for-tack"
over and over again. Who's right
and who's wrong is essentially
not the point.
The point illustrated in
this film is that Christ died for
our sins to fulfill His purpose
through God's will. Therefore,
we all are responsible for His
death by our sins and transgres-
sions. Those who want to argue
and debate every night on every
news channel about "who's to
blame" are missing the point,
and their fears concerning the
promotion of anti-Semitism are
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Swash Improv Group
brings laughs to
Pirate Underground
For those of you who are fans
of shows such as "An livening at
the improv "Whose Line Is It
Anyway?" or just like to laugh
out loud, Pirate Underground
is sponsoring a performance by
the First Comedy Troop, also
known as the Swash Improv
group, Thursday, March 4 at 8
p.m. in Pirate Underground.
"The Swash Improv group
was formed last year by Corey
Brown. The group was called
the First Comedy Troop and we
do straightforward improv said
Ryan Jordan, club president.
It's possible for any F.CU stu-
dent to get involved In improv.
Swash holds auditions every year
and practices in order to hone
their skills so that they can give
performances throughout the
year in various venues.
Jordan auditioned last year.
He said all the audition process
consists of is coming in and
playing a couple of games with
the troop, warming up, seeing
how you fit in with the group
and how quickly you can think
on your feet. Auditions are going
to be held again very soon and
anyone with an interest is urged
to come out. No prior experience
is needed- just a quick mind and
a willingness to learn technique.
"Improv is awesome because
it is an incredible display of
spontaneity and creativity.
Watching people like Wayne
Brady and Ryan Stiles on
'Whose Line Is It Anyway?'
doing skits has me laughing all
the time said Ryan Phillips,
sophomore biochemistry major.
"Once you're in, it's like an
improv lab you warm up,
work on games and get ready
for the shows Jordan said.
The games are much like you
would see in comedy clubs or on
TV. A certain skit or topic is intro-
duced and the group members act
it out in a hilarious manner.
"A typical performance
starts out with us just intro-
ducing the group, telling what
we're about and then we usually
do about an hour of games, an
intermission and then an half
an hour to another hour of
games depending on the audi-
ence response Jordan said.
Swash is comprised of
eight members - all ECU stu-
dents. Steve Ackerman, John
Cassevah, Janette DeVan, Sam
Ciooley, Ryan Jordan, Carla
Kamierski, Amanda Marasch,
J.T. Pitt, Mike Schmitt and T.J.
Walker are in their second year
of performing With the group.
This is one of the biggest per-
formances ol the year lor Swash.
Last year, tin- group perlormed
at Raleigh's renowned Comedy
Sports club, but has spent most of
this year practicing, tundraising
and building up their name.
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Quick Picks: Film Review
Barrymore, Sandier
share '50 First Dates'
s( rsf UattS isn't vnur typi-
tal Adam Sandlt-r Comedy, I'ul
don't be footed it still contains
piint) Instances ol Sandier'
often Miacre and sometimes
;ross sense ol humor.
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win kv chanu ters and am situ-
ations tans have grown to low,
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lisping brothel on steroids and
an assistant who is not quite male
but not assuredly female cither
I he laughs remain, lull in
between the jokes are gentler,
sweeter moments, In thanks larger)
to the i. hem ism between Sandlei
and eo-slar Drew llarrvmore
it is their si cond time starring
together since their collaboration
in 998's The Wedding Slngn and
the onsi reen pairing is simpl)
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Whitmore. lives the same das
ovei and ovet again, In a sort
ot Groundhog Day fashion, I he
inos le pit ks up a i,ir allei I U(
loses her short-term memory in
a car an ident. I .it h morning, she
wakes up. unable to remember
anything that happened alter
the accident the events of the
previous da) have been erased
from her memory
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(Blake ' lark) and brothet Doug
i Sean slini m nate details ol
the same siene daily, from the
car oM newspaper to the neaih
empty shampoo hot lie
I he illusion is complete and
unquestioned, until local vet
eiinarian I lenrv Until (Sandlei
enters the pii ture,
Henry, a comroitment-sh)
playboy who entertains a new
woman ea h week, meets I u v
during breakfast al the local
diner When they both retain the
nest day, Henry plans to pick up
where the) left off. rhe trouble is
thai I .lit doesn't even remember
that they met.
Hire is where the real
romance begins Henry dedicates
his davs. In between working at
the aquarium with the walrus, to
getting I in to fall In lose with
him again and again.
How i an they have a real
relationship when I m v doesn't
lemembei yesterday? I eave those
questions and their answers up
to Henry, ot rather, the creative
imaginations ot sandier and the
test ol his i rew
I nder the iliti'i tion ol I'eter
Segal, known tor his work on
ngei Management and IbmmyBojt
the film mists humor with heart,
I he Hawaiian bat tataopaddstothe
romance tor a truK enjoyable and
reel-good experience.
Don't worry about the
nun le being too sappy, howevei
Sandier is still tar from being ill
the business ot produi ing I hh k
tlii ks I his is just one film that
ma) suit most audiences li you
don't mind the oi i asional i rude
humor, because somewhere in
between is a real gem.
The Bottom line: Ham mine
brings out the best in Sandier,
pio uij; that he is more than Hillv
Madison ot Happy (iibnont. SO First
Dates combines the best ot both
stars sweet anil Silly.
This writer can be contacted at
Film Info
Film: '50 First Dates'
Starring: Adam Sandier.
Drew Barrymore, Sean Astln,
Rob Schneider and Blake Clark
Release Date: Feb. 13.2004
Quick Picks: Album Review
Intense music inspires,
appeals to listeners
STAJ i wmrt-it
The Passion �l I In- Christ is a
new drama revealing what lesus
experienced during the last days
ol his lite. It is the most powerful
biblical movie ol our lime. I he
movie is emotionally Inspiring
.ilony; witti the
I'rodui ed in I urope, this
album features Offli ial music
from the movie and captures
the same powerful emotions in
a passionate orchestral si ore
The album nil hides IS
majestii instrumental and vocal
selei tions in original biblii al
languages. TbeteMaalMs1 tints1
listeniis into an intense reallt)
as tin experleme the last 12
hours of Jesus' life
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soundtrack was composed
In I mm) " .ml winner
John Debney. I he t ore ot the
soundtr.u k is pen ussion with
mesmerizing drums pushing
Hie music forward,
I he tracks, such as' rucifix
ion Raising" and "Resurrection
an1 astonishing because the high
musical genius level makes listen-
ers feel they're actually expert -
cm Ing moments with hrist.
I ,ii b ballad in the soundtrack
represents emotions ranging
from peaie In sorrow in pain I he
sounds aie so real that listeners
gel goosehumps and leel like the
musk is a reallt)
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soundtiai k, su 11 as "Mar) Goes to
Jesus are so ru h with instrumen-
tal combination that they reatean
image of the opening ot heaven's
doors before then ver) eves
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Album Info
Title: The Passion of the Christ'
Composed by. John Debney
Release Date: Feb 24, 2004
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Student Union Films
Free with a student ID.
Scary Movie 3 - starring Anna
Faris, Charlie Sheen and Reglna
Hall. The spoofs continue as series
heroine Cindy Campbell (Faris)
graduates from college and lands a
job as a television reporter. Her first
assignment is to interview farmer
Tom Logan (Sheen), who's been
seeing mysterious crop circles pop
up in his field At the same time,
Cindy's friend has died after viewing
a peculiar videotape. Rated: PG-13.
American Splendor - starring Paul
Giamatti. Hope Davis Real-life
story of Harvey Pekar, an ordinary
file clerk at a Cleveland Veterans
Hospital Hoping to transcend
his regular day-to-day existence,
Pekar begins to write about his
life and collaborates with comic
book artist R. Crumb, among others.
The result is the comic American
Splendor, which gains a following
and even pushes Pekar into the
media. Rating: R.
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Barbershop 2 - starring Ice Cube,
Cedric the Entertainer and Queen
Latifah. Sequel to this fall's runaway
hit - spend another day with the crew
of Calvin's barbershop in the South
Side of Chicago Rated: R
Broken Lizard's Club Dread - starring
Bill Paxton, Jay Chandrasekhar and
Kevin Heffernan Broken Lizard
is back - surrounded by limber,
wanton women on a Jimmy Buffet-
wannabe's booze-soaked island
resort. But a machete-wielding killer
is loose on the island, turning this
tropical bacchanal into Club Dread.
Rated: R
Confessions of a Teenage Drama
Queen - starring Lindsay Lohan,
Adam Garcia and Alison Pill. A girl
moves from the Big Apple to the
suburbs and finds herself out of place
when competing for the lead in her
new school's drama department
Rated: PG.
Eurotrip - starring Scott Mechlowica
and Jacob Pitts. An American teen
discovers that his German pen
pal who helped him translate his
homework is a beautiful girl and sets
off to Europe to meet her. Rated: R.
50 First Dates - starring Adam
Sandier and Drew Barrymore A
veterinarian in Hawaii falls in love
with a girl who has short-term
memory loss and must repeatedly
get her to fall in love with him so
she'll remember their relationship
Rated: PG-13
Hidalgo - starring Viggo Mortensen.
Malcolm McDowell and Omar
Sharif Mortensen plays real-life
19th century Pony Express courier
Frank T Hopkins. In 1890. Hopkins, a
respected horse rider once known as
the best in the west, travels to Africa
to participate in a famous race known
as the Ocean of Fire. The Bedouins
do not take kindly to him, and he has
only his horse. Hidalgo to lean on for
survival Rated: PG-13.
Monster - starring Charlize Theron
The true story of Aileen Carol
Wuornos. a woman who grew up in
an abusive environment and became
a prostitute at age 13 In 1989.
Wuornos began killing her clients
that tried to rape her Eventually
she was executed for seven killings
Rated: R
Miracle - starring Kurt Russell.
Patricia Clarkson and Noah
Emmerich. The amazing story of the
1980 U. S. Olympic hockey team.
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which stunned the heavily favored
Soviet squad in the semifinals to
advance to the championship game.
inspiring the famous question; "Do
you believe in miracles9" Rated
The Passion of The Christ - starring
James Caviezel. Monica Bellucci and
Maia Morgenstern Controversial
story of the last 12 hours in the life
of Jesus Christ as told by director-
screenwriter-producer Mel Gibson
Rated: R.
Starsky & Hutch - starring Ben
Stiller. Owen Wilson and Snoop
Dogg The adaptation of the TV
show takes place in the Bay City It's
a prequel to the television series,
about how the two police heroes got
together, and their first case, involving
a former college campus drug dealer
turned big-time white-collar criminal
Rated: PG-13
Twisted - starring Ashley Judd.
Samuel L Jackson and Andy Garcia
Newly appointed police detective.
Jessica Shepard (Judd), is on the
trail of a serial killer whose victims
appear to be men with whom she has
had a sexual encounter However, she
becomes the prime suspect since
she blacks out right before these
murders occur Rated: R
You Got Served - starring Marques
Houston, Omarion and Fizz. The
social subculture of street dancing
is explored through a pair of friends,
David (Omarion) and Elgin (Houston),
who want to open their own hip-hop
dance studio, but in order to do that,
they must first win a street dance
competition against another group
of street dancers to prove that they
have talent. Rated: PG-13
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pertinent events rather than
Gibson's movie.
The controversy stemming
from Hollywood seems some-
what amhiguous considering
this is a business that
prides itself on free speech
and non-censorship. Where
was the concern with
Steven Spielberg's Schindltr's
List or Tony Kaye's American
History X of possibly inciting
violence and negativity just
because they dealt with issues
that Involved similar subject
matter? Perhaps the record-
breaking $117 million gross the
film hasenjoyed will silence such
hypercritical accusations.
Regardless, the film itself
Is a monumental achieve-
ment for Gibson and all those
Involved in the making Ol this
historical cinematic film depic-
tion of lesus Christ. If you are
religious, you will leave the
theater with more of an appre-
ciation and understanding
of the importance of
Christ's sacrifice. If you are not
religious, it is Gibson's hope-as a
filmmaker and as someone
who believes in the narrative
he presents - that you identify
with Christ's aspirations that we
all love one another.
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Self-Defense Fitness Class
Self Defense fitness classes will be held March 24 - April 14 from
8 p.m9 p.m. The program offers students a chance to learn self-defense
techniques in a progressive training system that allows you to avoid
confrontation and defend yourself as the situation dictates. The program
will cover basic personal protection theories as well as some of the more
recent philosophies on self-defense
The ACC versus Pirates Challenge
A barn-storming basketball game featuring ACC seniors facing off against
a team made up of ECU seniors and basketball alumni is being organized.
The April 23 game will benefit the Jimmy V Foundation, which researches
cancer. The exhibition is being put together by Keith Peten, an ECU graduate
student working on his masters in public administration. Peten has been
setting up basketball clinics in the eastern part of North Carolina since 1997.
Tickets will go on sale after Spring Break through the ECU Ticket Office.
Sports Briefs
Bailey gets deal done
The Champ Bailey deal with the Denver Broncos Is done, assuring the
Washington Redskins that Clinton Portis will join Mark Brunell and Phillip
Daniels among the team's pre-free agency signings. Bailey's agent, Jack
Reale. said the deal was reached late Tuesday. Bailey agreed to a seven-
year, $63 million contract with the Broncos. The deal includes an $18 million
signing bonus and $5 million in other bonuses, making it one of the richest
contracts ever for a defensive player. That cleared the way for the four-time
Pro Bowl cornerback to be traded Wednesday to the Broncos for running
back Portis. who ran for 1,500-plus yards each of his first two seasons.
Denver will also receive Washington's second-round draft pick this season
League officials say the Portis-Bailey trade is the first involving two major
players swapping teams since Oakland's Ken Stabler and Houston's Dan
Pastorini changed cities on March 17,1980.
Niners release QB Garcia, guard Stone
Quarterback Jeff Garcia was released by the San Francisco 49ers on
Tuesday, ending his five-year tenure with the team. The 49ers also released
two-time Pro Bowl guard Ron Stone in an attempt to get under the salary
cap. Garcia, a three-time Pro Bowler, was unable to agree on a restructured
contract with the 49ers, who wanted to reduce his salary from the $9.9
million he was scheduled to earn in 2004. Instead, San Francisco will save
$1.7 million against the salary cap by dropping Garcia, a local product who
holds the franchise's single-season record for passing yardage. He has
been the 49ers starter since 1999, but Tim Rattay is expected to take over
next season as San Francisco clears room under the salary cap. The 49ers
waited until the last possible day to make their decision, since Garcia was
due a $500,000 roster bonus Wednesday - the first day of the free agent
signing period.
Brunell defers bonus to help Jags
Mark Brunell agreed to delay the payment of his roster bonus Tuesday, a
move that makes it possible for the Jacksonville Jaguars to complete his
trade to the Washington Redskins. Brunell agreed to delay the $2 million
roster bonus from Wednesday to March 10 so the Jaguars won't have to
count it against their salary cap Brunell will sign his new, seven-year, $43
million contract with the Jaguars, who will trade him for a third-round draft
pick. The Jaguars said the trade will be finalized Wednesday. The Jaguars
also agreed to a new deal with defensive end Paul Spicer and punter Chris
Hanson Hanson, a 2002 Pro Bowler who missed most of last season after
gouging his leg with an ax, signed a five-year, $6.5 million deal that includes
a $13 million signing bonus Jacksonville also released defensive end Tony
Brackens with intentions on bringing him back with a lower-priced contract
Brackens was due a $1 million roster bonus Wednesday that the Jaguars
don't want to pay. With the money they save from releasing Brackens and
trading Brunell, Ihe Jaguars will be $16.1 million under the $80.6 million
salary cap when the free-agency period begins Wednesday
WWE to induct Rose into hall of fame
Pete Rose will be inducted into World Wrestling Entertainment's hall of fame
later this month, The New York Times reported Tuesday Rose, major league
baseball's career hits leader with 4,256, participated in three Wrestlemania
events from 1998-2000 for WWE. He is ineligible to enter baseball's Hall
of Fame because he's banned from the game for life. WWE chairman
Vince McMahon told the newspaper Rose will be paid for his appearance
at the March 13 induction and at Wrestlemania the next night at Madison
Square Garden. He'll be presented by Kane, his 300-pound nemesis in
the Wrestlemania shows.
UConn, Taurasi to appear on "60 Minutes"
The highly rated CBS show '60 Minutes" will air a feature on the Connecticut
women's team during its next episode on Sunday (7 p.m. ET). The feature,
which will last approximately 12 minutes, will include Interviews with
UConn head coach Geno Aunemma and senior Diana Taurasi, last
season's national player of the year who helped the Huskies win the past
two NCAA titles Now in its 36th season. "60 minutes" Is one of the most
successful television programs in history. The show has ranked among
Nielsen s top-10 programs a record 23 consecutive seasons. This week's
New Yorker magazine also includes a feature story on Taurasi.
Clifton to receive $11 million bonus
The Green Bay Packers reached a long-term contract agreement with
left offensive tackle Chad Clifton, a deal that will allow them to remove
the "franchise" label from the four-year veteran and realize a substantial
salary cap savings Clifton will sign a six-year, $32.4 million contract which
includes a signing bonus of $11 million.
Undefeated Pirates take on No. 6
jtk Rankings
5.South Carolina9-08
6.Arizona State12-27
7.Long Beach State9-39
8.Miami If la I7-34
9.Notre Dame6-012
12Georgia Tech6-36
13.Wichita State0-013
15.Florida Atlantic5-116
16.Texas ASM12-123
19NC State7-024
?l)Cal Stale Fullerton 8-818
22Florida State9-422
ECU baseball started unranked but moved into national prominence due to a fast 12-0 start.
Pirates climb to No.
24 in latest poll
ECU made a statement after
sweeping the Keitli I.eClair Invi-
tational, including two wins over
nationally ranked Clemson. The
entire nation will take notice
of the Pirates, however, if they
remain undefeated after a three-
game series at No. 6 Arizona State
this weekend.
ECU may have been shunned
in the latest Sports WeeklyESPN
poll by coming in at No. 24
lehind teams with four and
five losses and as many as eight.
However, the undefeated Pirates
know the next task at hand will
be their toughest yet.
The Sun Devils (12-2) are
fresh off a three-game sweep of
Connecticut, a series in which
they outscored the Huskies 52-
18 and hit .442 as a team. Arizona
State had some impressive wins
early in the 2004 campaign,
including a three-game sweep
of No. 22 Florida State and a 3-1
victory over defending national
champion Rice.
Arizona State may be one of
the best offensive teams ECU will
play all season. The Sun Devils
are collectively hitting .320 with
five players over the .300 mark.
Dustin Pedroia leads the team in
batting with a .475 average and
is currently on an eight-game
hitting streak.
Travis Buck, who went five-
for-five with eight RBI against
The Pirates will need all of the
UConn, is batting .417 with a
team-high 23 RBI. The sopho-
more right fielder was named
Pac-IO and Collegiate Baseball
National Player ot the Week alter
going 10-for-12 in the series with
13 RBI.
Colin Curtis and Tutfy Gos-
ewisch are also having an exi ra-
tional year at the plate. Curtis is
hitting .383 with four home-runs
and Gosewisch is right on his
heels with a ,347 hatting average.
Curtis is only a freshman and is
complementing his solid play In
center field with a team-high
nine-game hitting streak.
Connecticut had some suc-
cess at the plate against the
Sun Devils, a claim not many
squads can make. The Pir.iles
firepower they can get against the
will most likely see the likes ol
lason Urquldezand elt Mousser
on the mound. Both starters
haw,in I RA under 2.00and Pat
Hresnehan is the star ol the hull-
pen should the Sun Devils run
i nli 11 rouble. Hresnehan has made
six appearances in relief, sinking
out 18 batters in 13 innings of
work. The reliever is 3-0 with a
2.08 i:ra.
The Pirates wit counter with
an even stronger pitching stall.
K U's team ERA Is 1.55 and lead-
ing the way is starter Greg Bunn
(2-0). Bunn's 11 is a mlnlscule
1.04 and the junioi right-hander
has slruik out 23 baiters in 17
13 innings,
Ryan lones and Trevor
Lawhorn have been an
Sun Devils this weekend.
intimidating duo for opposing
pili hers this season. Jones is
hitting .424 with five homers
and an outstanding slugging
percentage ol 1.030. I.awhorn's
slats are almost identical. The
twin brother of preseason
Conference USA player of the
year Darryl lawhorn is cer-
tainly bringing no shame to
the family name. Trevor is bat-
ting .419 with five home runs
and a team-high 13 RBI. Darryl
I avi horn has gotten off to a slow
start, but emerged in the Keith
I eClalr tourney with a 3-for-5
performance in the 6-4 win over
liinson on Sunday.
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Lady Pirates travel to Fort Worth
Women to take on
Charlotte today
The women's basketball team
will try to prolong their season
when they take on in-state rival
and conference foe Charlotte for
the third time this year tonight
in Daniel-Myer Coliseum, home
of theTCU Horned Frogs. Tip-off
is slated for 7 p.m.
The ECU women (14-13,5-9)
are limping into the Conference
USA tournament and starving for
a win. The l.ady Pirates have lost
nine straight games after starting
out the conference slate with
five consecutive wins. Coach
Sharon-Baldwin Tener's team
has lost countless heartbreakers
- four of the past seven games
have been decided in overtime,
with the women coming up short
each time.
the l.ady Pirates have gone
down to the wire with nation-
ally ranked teams like No. 20
DePaul, No. 12 Houston and even
took No. 15 TCU to a record set-
ting four overtimes. Despite
how hard they have played, the
women haven't won since Ian. 25
and went a disappointing 0-8 in
This will be the 27th meet-
ing between the IOth-seeded
l.ady Pirates and seventh-seeded
Lady 49ers and the first at a
neutral location. Charlotte leads
the all time series with a 17-9
record. Tills will also mark the
first postseason meeting between
the two rivals.
Charlotte (15-12,8-6) comes
into the game with a consider-
able amount of momentum.
Despite losing four out of their
last five, the lady 49ers walloped
ECU 78-48 in the regular season
finale last Friday. harlotte used
an early 23-4 run to stifle the
ECU women. In the most lop-
sided loss ol Ihe season, Ihe I ad)
Pirates tailed to compete and got
dominated in every statistical
Charlotte had live players
in double figures led by Sakellic
Daniels' game-high 15.
I lir brunt ol the l.ady Pirate
scoring usually comes from J
seniorourtney Willis and �
junior Jennifer Jackson. However, s
see BASKETBALL page B8 jne acjy Pirates have not won a game since Jan. 25.
ECU announces 2004 football schedule
Five games to be played at
Dowdy-I'icklen Stadium, plus a
match-up against in-state rival
NC State in Charlotte, N.C
highlights ECU'S 2004 football
schedule released on Monday.
The Pirates, entering their
second season under the
direction of Head Coach John
Thompson, will open their 2004
campaign on Sept. 4 at West
The 2004 home opener is
the following Saturday, Sept. 11,
against in-state foe Wake Forest.
The Conference USA slate
begins at home on Sept. 25
�gainst Cincinnati. Other C- ISA
home dates are Oct. 9 against
Tulane, Oct. 30 against Army and
Nov. 20 against Memphis.
The conference road
schedule has the Pirates playing
at Louisville on Oct. 2, at
Southern Miss on Oct. 23, al
Houston on Nov. 6 and at I SI
on Nov. 13.
Ihe renewal ol the
popular ECU-NC State
rivalry comes in the Pirates'
final regular-season game on Sat-
urday, Nov. 27 at Ihe 73.58 seal
Bank ol America stadium, home
of the Nil's Carolina Panthers
Ihe Pirates and Wolfpack last
met in 1999, with ECU taking a
23-h win in fronl of a
Dowdy-I icklen Stadium record
crowd ot 50,092.
"We feel like this is ,i
great schedule lor us said
"It's a vet) well balanced
lineup With good Inning on
I he open dates. We open
with .i tough non-conference
opponent, close with a
tough non-conference In-state
rival, and in-between, I lures
a good mis ol (ISA road and
home games. We couldn't he
happier with the way it bal-
,M)i ed out
Sis i'l Ihe Pirates' 1 I
opponents played In bowl games
last season.
Television plans for Ihe
Pirates' 2004 schedule have
not been finalized. Likewise,
start times .mil dales foi
Parrots' Weekend and
I lomecomlng will he announced
al a I.iU i dati
2004 Football
Sept, 4 at West Virginia
Oct. 2 al Louisville'
Oct. 23 at So Miss'
Nov. 6 at Houston"
Nov. 13 at USE"
"conference opponents
Morgantown W.V.
Louisville. KY.
Haltiesburg, MS
Houston. Texas
Tampa, FL

Spring intramurals heating up
Intramural softball
season starts Monday
With the warm weather
and spring rapidly approach-
ing, intramural sports
will provide a tour-game sott-
ball season.
Rivaling flag football and
basketball, sottball is one
of the biggest intramural
"Traditionally we have
about 100 teams that mine
out said Laura Triyo-
nis, assistant director of
intramural sports.
"The league will start on
Monday, March 8. We will
get four days in before Spring
Break and then we will resume
play after that
I he separate divisions will
be the same as any other intra-
mural sport.
There will be eight separate
divisions, each for different
levels of competition.
The faculty, staff, and
graduate students will compete
The co-rec division will
consist of an equal amount
of males and females. The
fraternity division will be
separated into the purple and
gold divisions, with the
gold being slightly more
Sororities will compete
among themselves. The men's
teams will also be divided into
purple and gold sections.
The men's gold division
boasts the more experi-
enced players and is highly
"As always, there will be
four regular season games ami
if they win at least one game
and have good sportsmanship,
they will move onto the play-
offs Triyonis said.
"We will do the single
elimination tournament clown
to the final teams
The schedules are posted
inside the Student Recreation
Center and are available
Games will be in the same
location as in the past while
the new intramural complex
is built.
"The games will be played
at Blount fields across from the
old freshman parking lot and
the Allied Health ftuilding
Triyonis said.
"The bus goes out there
because freshmen had lots of
questions about that. We have
tour different sottball fields
The games will be played
through seven innings or for
55 minutes, whichever comes
If it is still tied after the
allotted time, the teams will
play one more inning.
If the game is still tied
(during the regular season) the
contest will end in a tie. How-
ever, once the playoffs begin,
the games will continue until
there is a winner.
In the case of a blowouts,
the slaughter rule will go into
effect once a team is down by
10 inns after lour innings.
The games will be pUyed
Sunday through Thursday.
Triyonis also hit on the
importance of players bring-
ing their own equipment.
"learns should bring their
own gloves Triyonis said.
" I hev can get bats at the
Held and there will be a game
ball as always
Indoor soccer season is
already in lull swing and 64
teams will he competing.
'It goes through the middle
of April Triyonis said of the
indoor season.
"That is a unique season
in that we don't have a lot of
gym space at (hrisunbury.
These teams get two regular
season games anil each team
that signs up gets to go to the
Weather hotline 326-6443
For more Information on intramurals go to'Intramural!
Football freaks also need to
pay attention to approaching
"Tour on tour tootball is the
only other thing coming up
Triyonis said.
"Teams can sign up on
March 29. We only have about
20 teams usually because it's in
the middle of softball season.
People are just out ot the foot-
ball mode
Recreational Services con-
tinues to stay busy to help to
provide intramural athletics.
I hey have to train referees,
figure out schedules and
maintain different sports at
the same time.
If you want to get involved
and are not already on a
team, you can sign up as a
free agent or be added to an
already existing captain's
roster. Intervarsity or club
sport athletes for a spe-
cific sport are ineligible to
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Softball drops doubleheader in
C-USA opener against Houston
Behind the pitching of
seniors Jamie Falco and Jenny
lohnson and sophomore Crys-
tal Briscoe the University of
Houston Cougar Softball team
opened Conference USA play
this afternoon with a double-
header sweep ol ECU by 2-f
and 4-0.
With the pair of wins
Houston improves to 17-6
overall-its best start in its four-
year history-and 2-0 in C-USA
action. The I'irates fall to 11-4-1
and 0-2.
Falco and Johnson combined
In limit the I'irates to just one-
run in the first game. Falco
remained perfect on the season,
Improving to 5-0, while Johnson
set a new C-USA single-season
record by recording her sixth
save ol the season.
The Cougars scratched one
run in second and another in the
third, as the llll offense worked
five walks ami banged out five
hits against ECU Starter Brent ley
Brldgeforth (5-2). Junior Jenllee
Skender started off the second
with a single up the middle,
and with one out senior Arelis
lerreris moved Skender to second
with a single to left field. After
a strikeout both sophomore
Brooke Johnson and sophomore
Jaci Gonzalez worked walks with
Gonzalez's plating Skender,
The I'irates escaped fur-
ther damage when junior Kim
Nesloney grounded out lo
In the third the Cougars
increased their lead to 2-0,
when freshman lamic Adams
walked to start the inning.
Junior Kristen Glowacz put two
runners on with no outs when
she singled through the left suit-
of the infield. Skender popped
up, but sophomore Brandi
Clark loaded the bases with the
one-outwalk, lerreris ripped the
next pitch into deep left center
to store Adams.
The I'irates scored their only
run ol the day when Kate Manuse
hit a one-out home run to
dead center
After ECU put its lead-
off runner on in the fifth,
lohnson relieved Falco and
worked the final three innings
for the record-breaking save.
Falco and Johnson combined to
strike out eight Pirate batters.
Speaking of strikeouts,
Briscoe set a personal best
in the nightcap, when she
struckout 10 ECU batters and
pitched her second straight
complete-game shutout. In
going the distance for the third
time this season, Briscoe (5-1)
walked only one and allowed
just three hits.
Houston struck for all four
of their runs in the bottom of
the second inning, lerreris got
it started with a single up the
middle but was forced onlark's
fielder's choice groundout.
Junior Michelle Keith reached
on a hit by pitch, and when
senior Jenny Baker attempted
to sacrifice the runners over,
ECU'S Andiey Acosta hobbled
the grounder and allowed Baker
to load the bases
After a forceout at home,
the Cougars plated their first
run on a wild pitch by Maggie
Lingo (3-2), and on an errant
throw by catcher Krista Jcssup,
Baker scored all the way from
second for a 2-0 Houston lead.
Nesloney was intentionally
walked to bring up Adams,
who promptly laced a single
into center field to score senior
Lindsay Durham. Glowacz
brought the final run home on
a sharp single down the left
field line.
Glowacz was 3-for-S in the
doubleheader to raise her batting
average over .300 (.301) for the
first time this season.
NBA has a problem with authority
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problem with authority?
Well, this is how conflicted
people around the NBA are about
the officiating at the moment:
On Sunday, Rasheed Wallace
actually restrained someone
else from going after a ref.
That someone was his coach,
l.arry Brown, who put the finish-
ing touches on one of the most
lawless stretches in memory
by getting himself tossed out
late in the first quarter of an
eventual 100-83 win by his
Detroit Pistons over the Los
Angeles Clippers.
The details aren't worth
recounting beyond the
man-bites-dog angle that
Wallace, one of the league's
genuine matchheads, provided
by stepping between Brown
and referee Bill Spooner as a
peacemaker. Then again, a
lot of people in the NBA have
been acting funny around the
officials lately.
Orlando star Tracy McGradv
kicked off ref-a-palooza in a
game against Denver 10 days
ago. Upset over a call, Mctirady
punted the basketball into the
stands, and as soon as it was
returned, punted it back into
the crowd.
That same night, Wizards
coach Eddie Jordan began rip-
ping official Leon Wood right
after the final buer and didn't
stop until security guards inter-
vened. Sensing rebellion in the
air, Seattle's normally mild-man-
nered Ray Allen went oil on the
refs that night, too, though he
saved his rant for the postgame.
The league responded with
the usual wrist slaps, fining
McGrady and Allen $10,000
each and letting Jordan off with
Fat lot of good that did. two
nights later, the Wizards' Jerry
Stackhouse vented his frustra-
tion over a call by tossing a
basketball into the stands, a
heave that cost him $5,000. But
all those episodes did was set
the stage for Wednesday night's
game between the Lakers and
Nuggets at Denver.
With the Nuggets leading
111-109 late in the game, a
shot by Denver's Andre Miller
appeared to brush the rim and
teammate Carmelo Anthony got
the rebound. Before he could put
the ball back up, referee Michael
Henderson blew the whistle lor a
shot-clock violation.
After huddling with fellow
officials Jack Nles and Jess Kersey,
they decided to instead label the
call an inadvertent whistle. The
Lakers won the subsequent jump
ball, and Kareem Rush hit the
game-winning 3-pointer with
3.2 seconds left.
After the buzzer sounded,
Nuggets coach Jeff Bzdelikstarted
raging about being robbed and
had to be restrained, the refs
made a dash for the tunnel while
being pelted with ice by fans and
Nuggets center Marcus Camby
followed them into the hallway
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Long-range shooting key to St. Joe's run
Kach St. Joseph's game. Matt
Brady tako his seat on the bench,
.11 lipl'i ml tucked under his arm.
Hands cupped around his mouth,
he occasionally barks out instruc-
tions In the Hanks or utters a dig
at an otlicial.
Mostly, though. Brady trams
liis eves 011 St. Joe's array of
long-range shooters, checking
siu h details as release points, bal-
ance, and the arc of each shot.
During this li.ird-to-iniaginc
St oe's season -which continues
Saturday with the final regular-
season road game at Rhode Island,
where the second-ranked Hawks
will try to extend their perfect
season to 26 wins - Brady has
watched his work yield fantastic
Brady, .18, who has been
I'hil Martetli's top assistant for
all nine seasons since Martelli
became head coach, is among
the nation's top Shooting instruc-
tors. The proof is there for all to
see as the Hawks demoralise one
opponent alter another with a
from page 85
the duo was held to a combined
II points against the 49ers. It
marked the first time all year
that Willis failed to reach double
figures, snapping her streak at Zh
games. Both saw limited action as
Baldwinlener went to her bench
to get valuable experience lor
younger players,
i he Charlotte-ECU series
this year has been an enigma.
The Heb. 27 game was a 55-point
turnaround from the first when
Ecu took down Charlotte 80-55
on Jan. 25. The l.ady Pirates had
just a two-point advantage at 28-
26 by the end of the first half.
However, alter the intermission,
it was all ECU.
The women outscored
Charlotte S2-29 in the second
half thanks to the stellar play
from Willis and Jackson. Willis
contributed 26 points and nine
rebounds, while Jackson had
nearly Identical numbers with
24 points and nine boards.
Willis could be playing in
her tinal game and will lead
the l.ady Pirate attack. Willis
is averaging a double-double,
a feat she has accomplished 14
times this season, at 19.1 points
per game and 10.3 rebounds, Her
totals are good for fourth and
third in the league rcsectively.
With lt71 career points, the
standout senior moved into fifth
In career scoring al ft U, passing
Svlvia Bragg who plaved from
I he conference tournament
goes from March 4 -7. The
first match-up today will pit
the eighth-seeded USf against
ninth-seeded Cincinnati at 2
p.m. Fifth-Seeded Marquetteanci
12th-seeded lulanewill follow at
4 pm After the emu lusion ol the harlottetilt,sixth-seeded
Memphis will try to take on nth-
seeded UAB.
In order lor one ol these
teams to win the tournament,
they have to lace the daunting
task of winning lour games In
lour days. League champion
Houston received the lirsl leed
and will take a bye
Also taking byes are two-
time defending champions No.
is rc.i. No. 20 DePaul and Lou-
isville, I he lady Pirates would
face second seeded rCU in the
second round il they advance
pastharlotte rhe women have
not won in the postseason in
four yean
Their last win came against
Virginiaommonwealth in the
i tournament 77-68 in 2000.
I .isl vc.ii, tin-1 .iily I'irates season
ended al the hands ol eventual
winner ICU, S4-44.
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barrage of three-point baskets.
Entering Thursday night's
games, the Hawks were third
in the country in three-point
shooting accuracy, at 42.2
percent. They ranked second in
the country in treys made per
game, with an average of 9.8.
Earlier this season, St. Joe's set
an Atlantic 10 Conference record
by raining 20 three-pointers over
Temple's one defense.
rout of the top five
three-point shooters In the A-
10 are Hawks, and that doesn't
include Chet Stachitas, who
has connected on 46.9 percent.
Ihat would rank second in the
league if he met the minimum
requirement of 1.5 per game.
The surest shooter is Pat
Carroll, whose 47 4 percentage
is third in the country. Carroll
came to St. Joe's a pure shooter,
but lamcer Nelson, Delonte
West and Tyrone Barley didn't
Under Brady's tutelage, they have
become feared snipers
"I wasn't a good shooter
before 1 met Coach Brady said
Nelson, the senior point guard
who is a leading candidate
for several player of the year
"I guess it was because I was
always able to get to the basket.
Now I'm a real jump shooter with
range. I have to give him a lot of
credit for staying with me. Every
time he sees something wrong,
he makes an adjustment
When Nelson wasn't assured
he would be a first-round
NBA pick last season, scouts
questioned his sie (S-foot-
11), but more so his perimeter
"Now I tell the NBA people
who ask that Jameer will be a
great shooter in the league said
Brady, a superbshcxiter during
his playing days at Paul VI High
School in lladdon Township
and at Siena, doesn't force-feed
his players. He'll offer his help,
but if he meets resistance, he'll
let the players try to work things
out for themselves. Usually, they
can't, so they seek him out.
St. Joe's Nelson scores
against St. Bonaventure.
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The East Carolinian, March 4, 2004
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.
March 04, 2004
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3cm x 2cm
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