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March 9, 2004
Finalist withdraws from chancellor search
Ballard, McDavis still
being considered
One of the finalists in F.CU's
chancellor search withdrew after
the can-
ties were
leaked to the media last week.
lanie Fouke, dean of the Col-
lege of Engineering at Michigan
State University, decided to
remove herself as an active can-
didate after she, Roderick McDa-
vis provost and vice president
f Li��allw On aba ft
inancenor oearcn
for academic affairs at Virginia
Commonwealth University and
Steve Ballard, provost and vice
chancellor for academic affairs
at University of Missouri-Kansas
City were disclosed as finalists
to the media and featured in an
article in the Raleigh News and
"It is unfortunate that ECU
has decided to limit itself to the
pool of candidates willing to
hroadcast their availability said
Fouke in an e-mail to The East
"This eliminates people
from the pool who are happy
and successful in their current
positions and are not willing
to compromise that situation
in order to discuss whether or
not the ECU position might
he an even better opportunity
Jim Talton, chair of the Chan-
cellor Search Committee and the
Board of trustees, said Fouke has
not yet informed the committee
of her decision.
Fouke, who is a native of east-
ern North Carolina said, "ECU
and eastern North Carolina
have been through trying times
recently I suspect the trying
times are not over.
"Strong leadership is urgently
needed, and the opportunity is
vast. We eastern North Carolin-
ians have a proud heritage and a
brilliant future if we can 'get our
act together' and all row in the
same direction
The person who offered the
names of the finalists to the media
was only furthering their personal
agenda according to Fouke, and
disregarded the impact on indi-
viduals involved.
Fouke said the disclosure of
her name caused significant dis-
ruption among officials at MSU.
"People feel betrayed Fouke
"If I were to decide to accept
another position, they MSU offi-
cials! should be treated with dig-
nity and informed promptly and
clearly by me. It is i nappropriate for
my colleagues at MSU
to be treated so poorly as
they were by the leaks and
by the other numerous inap-
propriate contacts to which they
were subsequently subjected.
They deserve better
The committee decided to
keep search meetings closed to
preserve the confidentiality of
the finalists after a warning from
UNC-system President Molly
In their initial meeting in
October 2003, Broad advised
the committee to keep candi-
dates' names private to prevent
"disruptions" with their current
"This search process is
designed to protect, to process
see SEARCH page A2
Search candidates'
identities revealed
Missouri provost,
researcher aims for
chancellor position
Chancellor Search
ECU chancellor finalist Steve
Ballard comes from a school
that has
cuts over the past three years,
posts vacancies in top adminis-
trative positions, houses a medi-
cal school and has a significant
nontraditional student base.
The University of Missouri-
Kansas City, where Ballard serves
.ts provost and vice chancellor for
academic affairs, mirrors ECU in
many ways.
Though UMKC, with an
enrollment of 14,000, is smaller
than ECU, the large state schools
share broad ranges in educational
options�from pre-professional
tracts to performing arts.
Both schools have recently
replaced upper-level leaders and
been plagued by budget restric-
From his past experience, Bal-
lard could relate to ECU'ssltuation.
He would bring a strong research
background, which could boost
ECU's academic reputation
Before assuming leadership of
UMKC's academic affairs in July
2001, Ballard served as the vice
provost for research and dean of
the graduate college from 1998-
2001 at Ohio's Bowling Green
State University.
He authored five books and
has written more than 100 articles
and manuscripts on topics rang-
ing from environmental regula-
tions, organizational structure
and public reaction to defense
initiatives and arms control.
see BALLARD page A2
Black Hawks transport ROTC cadets
Four Black Hawk helicopters from Virginia transport forty Army ROTC cadets from the intramural fields Saturday morning
for a day of training at Fort Bragg.
Chancellor Search
Roderick McDavis
seeks top seat
In addition to being consid-
ered as a finalist in ECU'S chan-
cellor search, Roderick McDavis
was also in the running for the
top seat
at two
sities this academic year.
McDavis Ph.D provost
and vice president for aca-
demic affairs at Virginia
Commonwealth University,
was interviewed as a finalist for
president at University of Texas
at Arlington in October 2003
and chancellor at the University
of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Feb-
ruary of this year.
The positions at UTA and
UWM have been filled. McDavis
interviewed at ECU last week with
two other finalists�Janie Fouke
and Steve Ballard.
The 55-year-old Ohio native
lists his career goal "to serve as
president chancellor of a col-
lege or university" on his vitae
and has more than M) years of
teaching and administrative
Cadets prepare i
load the Black Hawk helicopters.
ROTC cadets load a Black Hawk helicopter Saturday.
experience in higher education.
Beginning as an assistant
professor of education at Siena
Heights College in Michigan
In 1973, he moved quickly
to professor at the University
of Florida. McDavis has held
teaching positions at the Univer-
sity of Dayton in Ohio and the
University of Arkansas.
McDavis has also served
as dean in the College of
Education at the University of
Arkansas and the University of
He has been in his current
assignment at VCU since 1999
where he serves in the dual role of
administrator and professor.
see MCDAVIS page A2
Tyler Hall
Police still searching
for gun's owner
A handgun was found in
the fourth floor men's bath-
room at Tyler Residence Hall on
The gun's magazine had
been removed and was sitting
next to the weapon in a shower
stall, police said.
ECU Police Chief Robert (.
Stroud said the weapon was a
BrycoJennings 9-millimeter
semiautomatic and had one
chambered round and six bul-
lets in the maga.ine.
A Tyler Hall resident found
the gun when he went to take
a shower.
"We don't know who it
belongs to at this time said
found in
Stroud said guns have been
found around the ECU Police
Department when an officer
removes the weapon while in
the bathroom.
Stroud said the gun has
been turned over to the
Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and
Firearms. ATF will try to
trace the gun using its serial
numbers, which were intact.
"We will see how far we can
take it Stroud said.
Stroud also said that most
of the guns recovered on
campus are taken from people
that are carrying them.
"Wetakeweaponsoff people
all the time Stroud said.
"By state law, you cannot carry
a firearm onto an educational
Stroud said possession of a
firearm on campus is a misde-
meanor for a first offense, and
a felony for any subsequent
see GUN page A2
Two tickets running for
'04 SGA executive office
Elections Committee
presents candidates
Candidates for Student
Government Association
2004-05 executive offices were
a n n ou need
Monday night,
I initiating this
'year's student
Two tickets�designated
Ticket One and Ticket Two�of
four students each will compete
as a group for the positions.
Ticket One will run Shannon
O'Donnell for president, David
R. Herndon for vice president,
Brad Oreaver for treasurer and
Jackie Lambertsen for secre-
On Ticket Two, current
Student Body President Ian
Baer will run for reelection,
Marcus "Wayne" ConnerJf. for
vice president, Joseph Payne for
treasurer and Victoria Mclntosh
for secretary.
Participation is down in
this year's election�last year,
there were five tickets in the
Election Chair April Paul,
sophomore communication
major, said though the turnout
is usually large, a two-ticket
competition demonstrates the
candidates' excellence.
"We have a superior crop.
We have more quality than
quantity said Paul.
According to Paul, stu-
dents have only recently
realized they have a voice in
campus affairs, and this will
affect their election choices.
"They'll be looking for
the candidate that best voices
their concerns they'll be
looking for someone to hear
them Paul said.
Voting is tentatively
scheduled for March 30 and
see SGA page A2
Nutrition Awareness
throughout March
, Fifty percent of Americans does not eat fresh fruit or vegetables. Only 10 percent get their daily recommendation.
O One-fifth of the "vegetables" people eat in the United States eat are either French fries or potato chips.
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Emerge Gallery will hold Its annual
Barbie exhibition, which Is a part of
month-long activities
SpOltS page B4
ECUs basebal team, ranked 24th, was
swept by sixth-ranked Arizona State this
weekend In a three-game series.
Don't forget to parttdpate In
the free diabetes screening
today from 11 am-1 pmat
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Records Management Teleconference
The Offices ot Program Development and Sponsored Programs present a
teleconference on university records management today from 11:30 am
- 3:30 p m. in 1426 Joyner Library
Diabetes Screening
Students, faculty and staff can participate in a free diabetes screening
today from 11 a.m. - 1 pm at Mendenhall and Wright Plaza Contact
Tywanna Jeffries at 328-6794 for more information
Diabetes Presentation
Julius Mailette will give a presentation on diabetes Thursday from 4:30
p.m. - 530 pm at the Ledonia Wright Cultural Center A free diabetes
screening will follow. Contact Tywanna Jeffries at 328-6794 for more
Co-ops and Internships Workshop
The Office of Career Development will offer a workshop on Co-ops and
internships Wednesday from noon - 1 p.m. in 1013 Bate
Ceramics Sale
The ECU Ceramics Guild will sell students and facultys hand-made,
dishwasher-safe bowls Wednesday from 10 am - 6 pm in the
Jenkins Fine Arts Foyer. Prices range from $6 - $12 and proceeds
benefit Guild students traveling to a ceramics conference during Spring
Faculty Adviser Workshop
The Academic Advising and Support Center offers a workshop Thursday
at 3:30 pm in B102 Brewster for undergraduate students faculty advising
Contact Marty Selby at 328-4294 for more information.
Spring Break
Spring Break begins Sunday, March 14 and classes resume Monday.
March 22.
Fall and Summer Advising
The beginning of summer session and Fall 2004 semester advising is
Monday, March 22
Habitat for Humanity Run
The Home Run 5K Road Race and One Mile Fun Run to benefit Pitt County
Habitat for Humanity is Saturday, March 27 from 7 am - noon at the City
Hotel and Bistro Participants can register the day of the race beginning
at 7 am or in advance at www habitathomeruncom.
Volunteers are also needed Call 758-2947 for more information
Special Olympics
Volunteers are needed to act as ambassadors Thursday, March 18 and
Friday, March 19 tor the State Special Olympics Basketball Tournament.
Ambassadors will check in athletes and families and hand out room keys
to hotels, while staying both nights in a hotel free.
Contact Cheryl Yarrell at 413-1600, extension 1823 for more information
Volunteers are also still needed for other Special Olympics activities
Cash for Cats
Volunteers are needed to collect donations to provide medical care for
cats Saturday. March 27 from 8am - 2 pm at local Food Lions Contact
Greg Smith at 717-6339 for more information
Summer and Fall Registration
Registration for summer session and Fall 2004 semester begins Monday.
March 29
Stroke Clinic
Volunteers are needed to perform various tasks, including registration
health assessment, cholesterol and glucose labs, blood pressure and
counseling at five community stroke clinics
Contact Terry Congleton at 847-0162 for more information
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 deenas� mail ecu edu or
328-6683 for more information
Community Service Scholarship
The Kiwanis Club of Greater Greenville is accepting applications for
a $500 community service scholarship Applicants should be Pitt
County residents, female, have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and attend Pitt
County Community College or ECU The application deadline is April
Contact Shelly Townsend at 341-0363 for more information.
Sophomore Survey
Students who have completed 45-60 credit hours, 30 from ECU, must
take the Sophomore Survey before pre-registering for summer or fall 2004
semesters The survey is available online at OneStop
Paper Person
The student featured at the top of today's paper is Brooke Adams, freshman
nursing major
News Briefs
Citi Cards expected to help
transform once sleepy region
SEDALIA (AP) - The announcement
that Citi Cards will build a $35 million
call center that will employ as many
as 1,700 people is the latest in a series
of events transforming a once quiet
stretch between Greensboro and
"There's a town that's being created
said Adam McCurry, project manager
for Morganton-based Colonial C.N.S.
Co which last month bought a
40-acre tract of land for a small
retail complex "Unless you're in
that area you don't even realize it's
Companies and residents are
discovering that the area is easy to
reach from both the east and the west
on Interstate 40.
'(Citi Cards) is going to show that
that area has got a tremendous
potential because of its location
said Mike Hendren, project manager
and marketing director for the Rock
Creek Corporate Center, an 1,800-
acre development first put together
in the early 1980s just east of the Citi
Cards call-center site.
Researchers trying to revive
battered oyster industry in N.C.
HOLLY RIDGE (AP) - Disease,
overfishing and lost habitat
have helped knock commercial
oyster harvests to just 3 percent
of what they were at their peak a
century ago
But their health means more
than a few dollars for fishermen
Oysters pump up to 50 gallons
of water through their gills each
day. As they feed on algae, they
also filter out sediment and other
pollutants from the water of 2 million
acres of sounds, bays and creeks in
the state
Researchers say restoring oyster
reefs, which are magnets for hundreds
of species, would boost the growlh of
other seafood.
"We re probably at the lowest point
in recent years, even the past couple
of centuries said Craig Hardy, who
heads the state Division of Marine
Fisheries' resource enhancement
Another state official predicts
commercial oystering In the state
will end within a decade
Kerry continues to
press bush on security
HOLLYWOOD, Fla (AP) - John
Kerry is pressing President
Bush on national security issues,
raising questions about the
hrridling of probes into terrorist
attacks as well as intelligence
suggesting weapons of mass
destruction were in Iraq.
"The American people deserve
an answer now as to why we
had intelligence failures and
what the security needs of our
nation are Kerry, the presumptive
Democratic presidential nominee
said Sunday.
He accused Bush of stonewalling
separate probes into those issues.
Two at UCLA charged
In body parts probe
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two people,
including the man who oversees
the cadaver program at the
University of California, Los Angeles,
have been arrested in
connection with the alleged theft of
body parts from the school.
Henry Reid. director of the UCLA
program that makes donated
bodies available for medical
education and research, was
arrested Saturday for investigation of
grand theft for allegedly selling
corpses and body parts
for profit.
Reld, 54. who was hired in 1997
to improve the school's record
keeping of the donated cadavers,
was released on $20,000 bail.
He has declined to comment.
On Sunday, Ernest Nelson
was arrested for investigation of
receiving stolen property, according
to a university statement The
school said Nelson was not a UCLA
employee. Nelson. 46. was jailed on
$30,000 bail.
Aristlde declares
he still rules halt)
PORT-AU-PRINCE. Haiti (AP) - Jean-
Bertrand Aristide declared from
African exile Monday that he was
still president of Haiti, while U.S.
Marines investigated a shooting
that left five people dead during a
march celebrating the former leader's
Sunday's shooting had prompted
the Marines to return fire in the first
armed action of their weeklong
mission to stabilize Haiti. Angry
survivors accused the Marines and
their French colleagues of not doing
enough to prevent the attack in the
central Champs de Mars plaza
Iraqi council signs Interim
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Iraq's Governing
Council signed a landmark interim
constitution Monday after resolving
a political impasse sparked by
objections from the country's most
powerful cleric.
The signing was a key step in U.S.
plans to hand over power to the
Iraqis by July 1. Before an audience of
prominent Iraqi and American civilian
and military officials, including the top
administrator in Iraq. L Paul Bremer,
the 25 council members signed the
document on an antique desk once
owned by King Faisal I, Iraq's first
Black History Month posters desecrated
Slay hall bulletin board
targeted by vandals
Hate and insensitivity still
exist in North Carolina colleges,
and ECU is DO exception.
On Feb. 27, Olisa Uzoewulo,
resident adviser for the first
floor of Slay residence hall and
industrial distribution graduate
student, received a phone call
from his supervisor saying that
posters placed in Slay to celebrate
Black History Month had been
The posters had been placed
on the second floor of Slay hall
on a bulletin board titled "Ten
African Americans You Should
The African Americans
featured on the bulletin
board were Harriet Tubman,
Sojourner Truth, George
Washington Carver, Booker T.
Washington and base-
ball slugger Hank Aaron.
"Red nooses were carefully
drawn on the necks of each of
those figures said Uoewulo.
"It was with a red magic
Uzoewulo believes that the
person responsible could be a
student who lives in Slay or a
guest of one of the residents.
"I was shocked and disgusted,
it was out of ignorance said
Amy Miller, university residence
counselor for Slay and Umstead
residence halls.
Miller provided new posters
to replace the ones that were
vandalized, according to
Uzoewulo said the vandalism
ivas finally reported to ECU police
over the weekend of March 7.
He said the evidence has been
turned over to ECU police and
they have already filed a report
because such an act is considered
a crime punishable by law.
At press time, the case Is still
being investigated.
ECU Police Chief Robert C.
Stroud said the offense would fall
under a "hate crime" or possibly
a "crime of ethnic intimidation
a misdemeanor punishable by jail
time and a fine.
"1 imagine somebody was
trying to be funny, but it wasn't
a very good joke said Stroud.
Tiffany Gibbs, an African
American sophomore business
management major, was equally
"I just think it is a sign that
prejudice exists, no matter if you
are trying to make things better,
prejudice will always exist said
Lathan Turner Ed.D, assis-
tant vice-chancellor of student I
life and director of the l.edonia
Wright Cultural Center, said
he hopes to form a commit:
tee to address the problem.
Turner said near the end of March,
although no specific date could
be given, he hopes to employ
what he calls a diversity "Bold
Promise" that will be a signed
statement from the university
adopting a zero tolerance policy
for anyone - students, faculty and
staff - who are associated with
the university.
Some students hope stiff pen-
alties will be in store for anyone
who commits similar acts.
"It's wrong said Dortch
Lewis, senior communication
"There should be possible
suspension or expulsion. Some-
thing like that should not be
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Although Stroud said that
gun-related violence is low, it
does happen occasionally.
"Last semester we were at the
downtown lots near Reade Street
and shots were fired Stroud
said. Stroud said one man was
hit in the buttocks but the gun
used in the crime was never
recovered. Stroud also said police
were called last year when there
was an armed robbery committed
downtown. A man was con-
fronted by five suspects who
robbed him at gunpoint.
Students are concerned as
well given how easy it can be to
obtain a gun, and even the ease at
which one could be brought into
n residence hall.
"I mean there is no security
whatsoever said Roel Estrada,
an undecided freshman who
lives in White residence hall.
"I feel unsafe
Stroud said in 1991 or 1992,
ECU Police-faced a man who
worked at the university who
was having problems with
his wife.
"lie brought a ,30-30-caJJber
rifle he was making threats
and we had a standoff Stroud
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and to box in candidates with-
out putting the search or the
searching committees at risk
Fouke said.
Interim Chancellor William
Shelton would not comment
about the leak to the media,
but he said he was delighted the
search process was moving for-
Trustees considered finalists
by phone Monday night and
members did reach a decision
and will forward the names to
Broad today.
Talton would not comment
on the number or the names
on the list, but he did say all
prospective nominees were
considered and Shelton was
Shelton said he is serving
as the interim chancellor and
although he has indicated an
interest in the chancellor posi-
tion at ECU, "it is just an interest
and nothing more
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March i from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A debate will occur the week
before the election.
Complaints were lodged
during last year's election,
ai( using candidates and SGA
members of violating election
All candidates running for
executive office were required
to attend Monday's meeting,
where election rules were dis-
cussed and distributed in writ-
Particular attention was
given to spending limits.
The election rules limit
tickets to spending no more
than $2,000 on campaign
Paul, who became election
chair only two hours before
in an SGA meeting, said
she hopes the SGA election
will have a greater impact on
students' political lives.
"This is a microcosm, since
this is an election year. I hope
students get practice voting
for U.S. president by voting for
student body president Paul
A lottery performed by a
representative from the vice
chancellor for student life's
office designated the tickets'
This is the first time a
lottery has been used to name
In the past, ticket numbers
were assigned according to
Paul said the change aims
to "level the playing field
so no preference Is given to
candidates. Last year's
tickets were named alphabeti-
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Ballard received his HA. with
distinction in history from the
University of Arizona and a Ph.D.
in political science from Ohio State
Ballard started his educa-
tion career in 1978 as associate
director of the science and publii
policy program at the Untverstt)
of Oklahoma.
In 1987, he became
the program's director, lie
worked in Maine's university
system from 1989-98, where he
founded and served as the direc-
tor of the Margaret Chase Smith
Center for Public Policy.
Hie Identities of the chan-
cellor search finalists were kept
from the public until March
4, when the Kansas City Star
revealed Ballard as a candidate.
A March S article in
the Raleigh News and Observer
published the names of the
other two finalists, Roderick
McDavis and Janie Fouke.
This writer can be contacted at
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McDavis holds three
degrees; a in B.S. in Social
Sciences in Secondary
Education from Ohio University,
a M.S. from the University of
Dayton in Student Person-
nel Administration and a
Ph.I) from the University of
Toledo in Counselor
Education and Higher Education
Administration. McDavis is
married with two adult sons.
Attempts to reach McDa-
vis regarding his candidacy
and his plans for ECU if selected
for the chancellor position were
This writer can be contacted at
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SGA hears new technology proposal
ECU's e-mail system
will be upgraded
over Spring Break
ITCS consultant, Wendy
Creasey, briefed SGA senators
in their Monday meeting, on
the new $485,000 e-mail
system called Pirate mail that
will begin to be implemented
over Spring Break.
Spam filters, double stor-
age capacity, will be the main
features of Pirate mail, but the
Pirate mail will not be complete
until fall 2004.
Creasy said ITCS is working to
form partnerships with computer
companies, like the partnership
with IBM, so better service is
provided to students.
He said there is a plan to sell
Microsoft software at hall the
current cost in Dowdy Student
Maggie O'Neal, director of
internal affairs and public rela-
tions chair, about "What's up
Wednesday and the new "Must
See SGA Thursday
O'Neal said these programs
are designed for students to meet
senators and share things they
SGA members listen to Wendy Creasey from ITCS explain the
new e-mail system.
want changed around campus.
"Must See SGA Thursday
will begin on March II from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. in Wright Plaza.
The senate then moved to
approve April Paul, sophomore
communication major, as the
new elections vice chair.
Paul served on the elections
committee last year, and will
take the place of the former
Flection Chair, Mathew Cohen.
Cohen resigned as elections chair
due to conflicts of interest, but
still remains a senator.
After Paul was sworn in, the
senate passed a resolution for
permanent bus schedules to be
placed at the bus stops.Currently
campus bus stops feature sched-
ules that are often ripped down.
Joseph Payne, student body
treasurer, spoke to the senate
about the process of annual
funding. This year all registered
student organizations will be
required to attend information
sessions every evening through-
out this month in order to receive
The deadline for annual
funding for next year is April
2. Registered student organiza-
tions must pick up an informa-
tion packet in the SGA, attend
an information session and turn
a completed packet back into the
SGA office before April 2.
Emergency funding is
still available for this year,
but groups must fill out an
information packet and turn it
into the SGA office by the March
15 deadline.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian. com.
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Founding Fathers Walk, Chapel Talk
commemorate ECU'S establishment
ECU celebrates
97th anniversary
Pounder's Week celebrations
yesterday marked the97thanni-
versary of the establishment of
l.( U and the tirsl of many events
to be held during this year's
founders Week.
Celebrations and commem-
orations Included the Jars is
Memorial Service, Founding
lathers Walk and Chapel Talk,
all of which were held at the
Cherry Hill Cemetery in down-
town Greenville.
These events were held
in honor of ECU's founding
fathers: Thomas Jordan Jarvis,
David.Jordan Whichard, James
l.awson Fleming and William
Henry Ragsdale,
Austin Hunch, chiel ol stall
to the chancellor and coordina-
tor oft his year's founder's Week,
said this was the third year the
Jarvis Memorial Service has
been held and the first time
that the Founding lathers Walk
was held.
During the Memorial Ser-
vice, Jarvis was honored lor his
extreme dedication in establish-
ing the last Carolina Teachers
Training School in 1907, which
has evolved into the ECU we
know today.
following the Jarvis Memo-
rial Service, the Founding Fathers
Walk was held. During the Walk,
junior theater major Vance Dan
iels portrayed Whichard and
led the event attendees to the
gravesites of Renting, Ragsdale
and Jarvis. Daniels gave some
heartfelt dialogue, speaking as
someone remembering their
friends and commenting on eai h
of Iheir contributions.
At Jarvis' grave, Interim
Chancellor William Shelton
placed a wreath on the grave to
further honor larvis' contribu-
tions to establishing ECU.
"It was truly a wonderful
portrayal and service Daniels
did a nice job said Hunch.
Bunch said although it has
been 97 years since ECU was
founded, ECU has not always
celebrated founder's Week.
It was not until 1997 that the
first founder's Week celebrations
were actually held each year.
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ECU Facts
When ECU was first
established, the only
course of study offered
was teaching. Today, there
are more than 100 under-
graduate degree programs,
more than 80 master's
programs and 13 doctoral
Author of ECTC song will share
past experiences with campus
Event Info
Former kindergarten
teacher to talk about
ECU in 1930s
The author of the
original East Carolina leaching
College song will speak on
campus about life in college
before World War II.
Melba Woodruff, who
attended ECTC from 1932-
33, will reflect on her
experiences as a woman in
college in the 1930s, the
effect of music on her life,
different regulations and
the differences between living
on campus then and now.
Woodruff said in the
7f years since she attended
ECTC, which would
eventually become ECU,
things have changed
"It's so much larger
and has many more facilities
and courses said Woodruff,
"I have a granddaughter
that's a freshman this year,
and it's changed so much that
I would hardly recognize the
Woodruff wrote the school
song titled "Mail to the Teach-
er's College in 1933 while she
was studying to be a teacher at
A contest called for
original compositions to be
submitted lor the school sung,
and according to the Joyner
1 ibrary archive, her lyrics were
the official song through the
Along with hei other
papers, she will donate her
original, handwritten lyrics to
the archive.
"Music has always been a
great part of my life Woodruff
The presentation will
be in association with the
Women's Studies Program.
Cheryl Dudasik-Wiggs, co-
director of the program, said
it's a great way to learn about
the history of ECU and Wood-
ruff's own creativity.
"I'm really excited
about her coming here here
is this living, walking his-
tory person who is so much a
part of ECTC said Dudasik-
"She has such a wealth of
Woodruff will speak today
at 2 p.m. In 244 Mendenhall.
A reception will follow. For
additional Information, con-
tact Marcy Romary, develop-
ment officer in the School of
Education at 328-4260.
Dudasik-Wiggs said when
Woodruff was teaching, she
would make up songs to help
students learn and remember
the lessons.
Dudasik-Wiggs said Wood-
ruff will play a song if asked,
and she sometimes says she
"never liked that arrangement"
and will change the music.
"Woodruff is creating
in her head as her fingers
touch the keys Dudasik-Wiggs
Woodruff will actually be
playing some music from her
college days during the presen-
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Legal experts
claim that
Stewart will
months in
prison and
then be
Martha Stewart was convicted on four counts
stemming from a stock trading scandal
Her sentence date is June 17 and she may
face up to five years in prison, along with a
$250,000 fine for each count.
With an insider tip, Stewart saved a little
more than $50,000 from the total sales of
her stock.
Her net worth was more than $1 billion when
the scandal occurred - less than one per-
cent of her total fortune, clearly not worth her
troubles up to this point.
Stewart faces a civil suit from the Securities
and Exchange Commission, which could cost
her many more millions.
CBS owner, Viacom, has removed her show,
Martha Stewart Living.
Not only have her business ventures suffered,
so has her value. Stewart is worth little more
than $200 million today.
Her company is in the process of deciding
to drop her name because of its negative
Legal experts claim that Stewart will spend
10-16 months in prison and then be
We believe the government prosecuted this
case simply to make an example out of
Stewart in an effort to deter others from com-
mitting the same crime.
The public is left wondering why some-
one so successful would risk everything,
including her freedom, to save a mere
Readers' Online Responses
Responses to marriage is a
privilege, not a right article
You state that to protect the
sanctity of the institution of
marriage that marriage has to be
between a man and a woman.
However, the so-called sacredness
does not exist. Men and women
marry, divorce, and remarry as if
they are trying different flavors of
ice cream. If anything, gay mar-
riage might add something to its
One of the respondents to the
article asked why we should be
"against revision in the draconian
statutory rapeage of consent laws
We should be against it to protect
children, their present innocence
andtlK'securityoftheirfulure.A 12-
year-old might consent to a sexual
relationship with a 25-year-old
without fully understanding what
that means, therefore sacrific-
ing something special only to
regret it later when he or she
is old enough to understand
(or suffer genuinely serious
consequences like disease or
Sex is not simply a physical
act. It makes a heavy impression
on a person both mentally and
emotionally and can ultimately
shape all of their future relation-
Furthermore, if children
should be allowed to marry
or have sex with whomever
they choose, shouldn't they
be allowed to smoke cigarettes
and drink alcohol? Why not let
them drive automobiles? Better
yet, let them vote in elections
and die lighting in our ugly
There are many reasons to
preserve childhood innocence
and many ways of doing so.
Age of consent laws are just one
subset of laws protecting chil-
Someone else mentioned
that marriage is no longer
sacred anyway given the divorce
rate, therefore why care about
gay marriage? While 1 under-
stand this statement and also
feel saddened at the decay of
commitment in mar-
riage among my fellow
Americans, I know for a
fact that marriage still means
something to the people who
upkeep and honor those vows
every day, despite the ease with
which a divorce can be carried
out. In keeping marriage between
men ami women only, we preserve
what's left ot the dignity afforded
marriage today.
(rood points, but what would
you say about 60 divorce rate,
celebrities that have had 13 or
14 spouses, and lirittney Spears
- who got married just for the heck
of it, then annulled it 24 hours
later? What kind of message are
we sending?
I'm not sure what's so
frightening about the concept
of either plural marriage or
a revision in the draconian
statutory rapeage of consent
Why exactly should we be
against that?
Hep hises to "assault rifle
ban shot down by Senate"
Interesting article. I would
like to point out some things
to you.
l.The Constitution limits
the power of federal govern-
ment. All power is derived from
the people.
2. Correction - The Con-
stitution does not specifically
slate I can own an AK-47, or
.50 caliber rifle. Neither does
it state I can buy a Hummer for
SlOOk either. I have the choice
in either case.
3. AK-47's and .50 caliber
rifles cannpt be purchased
easily via "mail order com-
panies Oh, you may try
and purchase them, but they
must be shipped to a feder-
ally licensed firearms dealer.
If that is a commercial
entity, cool. If it is an
individual, cool as well.
You must possess a license. You
will spend some time filling out
torms and getting a background
check done.
4.You want to take all the
guns out of every home and
sink them to the bottom of
the ocean? Fine. Please check
on crime stats in Australia and
Britain to see how well that has
5. You are right - a few bad
apples spoil the bunch. Pick the
bad apples and squash them.
Punish the criminals, not law
abiding citizens.
6. Ah yes, the ever-men-
tioned "Gull Show Loophole
What exactly is that? Private
individuals selling private prop-
erty to other individuals? Go to
a hated "Gun Show fry to buy
a weapon, new or used, from a
dealer. Try to do it without a
background check.
7. Finally, "literal interpreta-
tion of 220-year-old laws should
not be allowed - Fine - please
report to the state attorney
general's office - your published
article is considered unpatriotic
and subversive. You are subject
to arrest for crimes against the
state. Oh - I forgot - Freedom
of Speech is not included. But
it is defended by the Second
I will fight all gun control
measures, anytime, anywhere,
anyway I can. My lawfully
owned firearms have not hurt
or killed anyone. Nor have I.
Do not try and take my private
property away unless I break
the law.
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Dear Editor,
1 am writing in response to
Ireshman Gina Komola's"advice"
on ways for students to save
money in the March 2 issue of
The Bast (imliniun.
In the sidebar attached to
the article, she says "Don't
get sucked into (the Student)
Pirate Club, you pay $25 and get
As the Student Pirate Club
president, I apologize to Gina
that she feels like she received
nothing for the $25 she paid
us for her memlership, but the
1,300 members who renewed
their pledge this tall certainly
feel differently, and I hope the
1 t her 400 new members besides
Gina feel the same way.
SPC members receive
many benefits, including
advanced football tickets,
priority for purchasing
guest football tickets, the
chance to pick up basketball
tickets a day earlier than the
general student population,
better seating for football and
basketball games than the
general student population,
chances to tour the athletic
facilities and meet with our
coaches and players, as well as
Oh - one thing to learn from
history - do some research and
find out why the British were
going to Lexington and Concord
in April of 1775. Hint: Weapon
confiscation. Ilmmmm the
"shot heard 'round the world
occurred when a government
tried to disarm ordinary people.
Isn't it good some people stand up
for firearm ownership?
Responses to "Controver-
sial 'Passion' is deserving film
I thought this was an accurate
assessment of the film.
And, whereas the Christ
did die as a means of bridging
the gap between men and God,
this sacrifice stemmed from
His desire to do His Father's
will, as shown in the Abraham
Isaac (almost) sacrifice and other
verses indicating that the Christ
was slain from the foundations of
the world.
1 also appreciated Mr. Gibson's
allusion to Genesis 3 (bruising the
heel of the seed of the woman
crushing the serpent's head) at
the beginning of the film, which
added to the meaning of the
film, in that it seemed to take
a more comprehensive look at
how the life and sacrifice of the
Christ is portrayed in other parts
of the scriptures; not just the
Debate all you want about
the responses; I was spit on by
a nun, being recognizable as an
Orthodox Jew, during my viewing
of the film. There are definitely
negative consequences resulting
from Gibson's portrayal.
As I viewed the "Passion
my focus was on Christ's abil-
ity through the power of God to
withstand all that Satan threw at
him. Christ showed no hesitation;
only determination to complete
the task he was born to accom-
plish. All I could do was look in
His eyes and see the love of God
for me!
Of the dialogue spoken by
actor Jim Caviezel in his portrayal
of Jesus, over 90 percent was taken
directly out of scripture.
Most Christian believers have
heard these words before; some
have heard them so many times
that they have been desensitized
to the enormity ot their mean-
"After witnessing "The Pas-
sion of the Christ all of our
differences seem petty and
insignificant. There is no Jew or
Gentile, no male or female, no
black or white only precious
brothers and sisters to be cared
for and loved
To see a man who is being
tortured, however, cry out
forgiveness to his torturers is
startling. The message of The
Cross is shocking. Watching
someone you love being hurt is
agonizingly painful, but Jesus
Christ was fully man and fully
God. He could have come down
from that cross at any time and
called a legion of heavenly war-
riors to wipe us all off the face of
the earth. He could have healed
each wound before the next blow
was struck.
The opinions of film critics
and religious leaders are being
quoted by the hundreds follow-
ing this movie and many are
predicting its outcome. What
you decide about The Cross is a
very personal thing, however it
is presented to you. As for Mel
Gibson's presentation, see the
movie for yourself with an open
heart. Decide for yourself, keep-
ing in mind the following expert
"My word will not return to
me empty, but will accomplish
what I desire and achieve the
purpose for, which 1 sent it -The
Lord God Jehovah
"But I, when 1 am lifted up
from the earth, will draw all men
to myself -Jesus
Welcome to the world of
"minorities" where yes, every-
one has 'suffered' in some way
throughout history. I can say this
because I am a womanl To the
'critics' too blind to face reality,
this movie is not about pointing a
finger at Jews That is so evident
in the film what went on then
and goes on now evil in power
especially in religious power.
Be it Jewish, Christian, Muslim,
History shows the bru-
tality and uncivilized
way people were treated
back then. The rock throw-
ing, the beatings, the tor-
tures the crucifixions!
We don't know that kind of
treatment here in America
today Watch the news Been
following Iraq? We have been
getting a real eye full of that sort
of brutality.
So, back then, Jesus knew he
would not go to trial and just
get a slap on the wrist Jesus
was brave enough to go through
that kind of death for what he
believed in.
I admire him for that. And I
thank Mel Gibson for not sugar
coating what he went through
except for having to watch
the horrific beating not used
to seeing that in our 'civilized'
world today.
I don't blame the Jews and
never have. I blame the reli-
gious leaders for getting rid of a
man with a growing following,
Ix-cause they were afraid of losing
power. Seems to be a resounding
theme, even today.
I love and admire Jesus more
new than in my 40 years. He is
my savior.
Letter to the Editor
many other things.
Students also receive a
subscription to The Pirate's
Chest magazine, a package with
bumper stickers and window
decals, and a SPC T-shirt. In
addition to all this, there are
many other things we offer
and events we put together
that make a SPC membership
The actual combined worth of
a membership in the SPC is $75,
but the Pirate Club hopes that by
investing in us while we are here
in school, that we will join the
Pirate Club upon graduation and
continue donations in support
of Pirate Athletics well into our
adult lives.
It's unfortunate that Gina
feels that she was "sucked in" to
joining the
SPC, but I believe that our
record-setting membership
of 1,700 students feels differ-
ently. I hope all of our members
who will be returning for the
fall semester renew their
memberships and that our
graduating seniors join the
Pirate Club after getting their
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ECU attracts surgeons
worldwide to learn robotic-
assisted heart procedures
has become one of the top train-
ing facilities for robotic-assisted
heart procedures, attracting
more than ISO surgical teams
from across the world over the
past two years.
They're drawn to the Brody
School of Medicine largely
because of the work of heart
surgeon Or. Randolph Chit-
wood and his staff in the area
of a minimally invasive surgery
known as the da Vinci surgical
Teams generally spend two to
five days at ECU, one of 12 world-
wide training facilities. "It's very
intense said Dr. Wiley Nifong,
ECU's director of surgical robot-
ics and surgical research.
The university houses a pair
of the devices. One is used only
for instructional purposes and
research development, while
surgeons employ the other for
operations at Pitt (lounty Memo-
rial Hospital.
Training isn't limited to
heart procedures. While many
doctors learn cardiac, bypass,
mitral valve and vascular tech-
niques, urologists, gynecologists
and general surgeons also have
been taught at ECU. Nearly 300
surgeons have sought schooling
at the university, which partners
with Intuitive Surgical to offer
certified instruction.
Based in Sunnyvale, Calif
Intuitive manufactures the
devices at a cost of $1.3 million
to $1.5 million. Almost 200 da
Vinci systems have been sold
The demand, along with the
expertise of Chitwood, Nifong
and ECU's other staff mem-
bers, has helped transform the
school into the "premiere train-
ing center" for robotic surgery,
according to Intuitive training
specialist Matt Kelly.
Last week, a five-member
Australian team from Epworth
Hospital in Melbourne visited
ECU. They began learning
basic cardiac procedures at first,
gradually growing accustomed to
the system. Then the team pro-
gressed to mitral valve surgery,
practicing on a cadaver.
"It's like our eyes are inside
the chest Dr. Peter Skillington
The da Vinci system allows
surgeons to peer into a magni-
fied, three-dimensional image
at a console about five feet
from the operating table. From
their seat, they make three dime-
sized incisions in the patient's
chest, where they insert robotic-
One holds a small camera
t hat projects images onto a moni-
tor. The other two arms hold
the pencil-sized instruments,
which have tiny computerized
tips designed to mimic the dex-
terity of the surgeon's forearm,
wrist and fingers. The surgeons
use two joystick-like controls to
manipulate the arms, allowing
them to cut and stitch inside
the body.
"It's very intimidating to
begin with Nifong said.
"But once they get past that
first hour or two, then all of a
sudden, they get very comfort-
able. You can actually sec it in
their actions
Teams usually perform real
surgery two to three weeks
after their onsite training. They
continue practicing once they
return home, with Nifong help-
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few operations.
"We like it to be as soon as
possible. Ideally, they would have
a couple of cases lined up before
they even come Nifong said.
"And the important thing I
remind all the staff of Is the first
person they're operating on is
a real person. It could be your
grandmother, it could be your
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Surgeons began using the
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PresidenI Bush criticizes John Kerry for spending $1.5 billion over 5 years.
Bush criticizes Kerry for proposing
intelligence budget cuts in 1995
DALLAS (AP) � President
Bush on Monday accused John
Kerry of having proposed "deeply
irresponsible" cuts in intelligence
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on the World Trade Center, part
of a re-election effort to depict
his Democratic rival as weak on
national security and the war
against terrorism.
Bush, during a fund-raiser in
Dallas, called attention to a 1995
bill that Kerry sponsored to trim
Intelligence spending by $1.5
billion over five years. The cut
was part of what Kerry called a
"budget-buster bill" to strip $90
billion Irom the budget and end
40 programs that he said were
"pointless, wasteful, antiquated
or just plain silly
Kerry's proposal, following
the collapse of the Soviet Union
and calling for a peace dividend
after decades of spending to
thwart the Cold War opponent,
never came up for a vole.
"This bill was so deeply irre-
sponsible that it didn't have a
single co-sponsor in the United
States Senate Bush said.
"Once again. Senator Kerry
is trying to have it both ways
Bush said, one of the few times
recently he has mentioned his
rival by name.
"lie's for good intelligence,
and yet he was willing to gut
the Intelligence services, and
that is no way to lead in a time
of war
Kerry spokesman Chad
Clanton said the senator's bill
was about opposing "business as
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NEW YORK (AP) - Jurors
who convicted Martha Stewart of
lying about a stock sale said they
believed the key prosecution wit-
nesses against the homemaking
guru and were surprised that
her team didn't mount a more
iggreuive defense
I hev also said Stewart's
reputation as a stickler for detail
belied her claim that she did
not remember receiving a mes- from her broker warning her
the price of a stock she held was
about to fall.
"That wasn't really believ-
able. 'Cause this is a woman who
pays attention to details juror
Rosemary McMahon told Date-
line NBC in an interview with
six jurors that aired Sunday.
A jury of eight women and
lour men deliberated 12 hours
over three days before return-
ing guilty verdicts Friday on
all four counts against Stew-
art�conspiracy, obstruction
and two counts of making false
Stewart was expected to
meet with her probation officer
as soon as Monday.
All the charges relate to an
accusation that Stewart lied to
cover up the reason she sold
3,928 shares of ImClone Systems
slock on Dec. 27, 2001�avoid-
ing a hefty loss when the com-
pany announced bad news the
next day.
Prosecutors had of fered Stew-
art a chance last April to plead
guilty to just one of the four
charges against her�making a
false statement�in exchange
for a probation sentence, News-
week reported Sunday, quoting
several unidentified sources
close to the case.
But a defense source told
the magazine that prosecutors
could not guarantee that Stewart
would avoid jail time completely
and Stewart refused the offer,
Newsweek reported.
Jurors said while they spent
days exhaustively going over the
evidence, they always came to
the same conclusion.
"We tried five ways to Friday
to take it from different angles
juror Meg Crane said
"To work it through. And�
and that was it. We were we
just could not have done any-
thing else
Jurors said they were sur-
prised the defense spent less
than an hour presenting its side,
after the prosecution took four
weeks to make its CMC
"We thought there was going
to be more from the defense
said juror Jonathan l.askin, 4K,
a paralegal and translator.
"We were hoping they
would put up more of a
fight or something. Or give
us more to chew on. But it wasn't
Jurors said the most com-
pelling testimony came from
Stewart's assistant Ann Arm-
strong, who testified that Stew-
art sat down at Armstrong's desk
to change a message from her
broker, Peter Bacanovic, that
informed her that he thought
the ImClone stock price would
start falling.
Martha Stewart was convicted of all tour charges on Friday.
"She ultimately gave the
testimony that was going to
bring Martha down. That was a
very important piece said juror
Chappell llartridgc.
I Vspile efforts by the defense
to discredit the prosecution's
star witness, Douglas Faneuil,
jurors said they believed the
testimony of the former Merrill
lynch assistant.
"We all agreed that he was
very rehearsed, and we did lake
a long look at t hat juror l.askin
Hut, he added, "we ulti-
mately fell that it (histestimony)
was essentially credible
Many jurors said they were
stunned by longtime Stewart
friend Mariana Pasternak's tes-
timony that Stewart had told
her she knew ImClone CEO
Sam Waksal was selling his
stock. Pasternak testified she
remembered Stewart saying,
" Isn't it nice to have brokers who
tell you those things?" although
she hacked off that claim on
"We were like, "Wow juror
Dana D'Allessandro said. "That
blew me away
Hart ridge said, "It took down
two people with one shot
Bacanovic was convicted of
obstruction, making false state-
ments, conspiracy and )erjury.
Jurors also said they weren't
impressed by the courtroom
visits of some of Stewart's celeb-
rity friends, including Kosie
O'Donnell and Bill Cosby.
"I felt, 'Are we being manipu-
lated here in some way? Laskin
Seattle to recognize marriages of gay city workers
SF.ATTI.F. (AP) � Seattle's
mayor jumped into the roiling
debate over gay marriage, vowing
to recognie the marriages of gay
city employees who tie the knot
elsewhere and pushing tor a mea-
sure to extend protections for gay
married couples throughout the
Mayor Creg Nickels can't
issur marriage licenses in the
city�that authority rests with
the county�so he has decided
to do what he calls "the next
best thing "
i m Sunday, he told The Asso-
ciated Press he plans to sign an
executive order Monday requir-
ing the city to recognie the mar-
riages of gay employees who get
their licenses elsewhere.
Nickels also said he'll ask the
City Council to protect gay mar-
ried couples throughout the city
from discrimination in employ-
ment, housing or the use of parks
or other city facilities. If the
council approves the ordinance,
it also would require contractors
doing business with the city to
recognie gay marriages among
their own employees.
" I he basic message is one ol
fairness, and that is that people
who are willing to make a com-
mitment to one another, who
love one another, and who are
willing to take on the respon-
sibilities of marriage ought to
be able to, regardless of their
gender Nickels told the A P.
Rick Forcier, head of the state
Christian Coalition and a critic
of extending marriage licenses to
gay couples, called Nickels' plan a
clear violation of state law.
"What he's about to do is
anarchy�taking the law into
his own hands Forcier said.
"People cannot be recognized
as married in one jurisdiction
and not in another
Meanwhile, six gay couples
from the area planned to sue on
Monday for the right to marry,
arguing that a state law defining
marriage as the union of a man
and a woman violates the Wash-
ington state Constitution, said
Jamie Pedersen, who planned to
lile the lawsuit.
Pedersen, co-chairman
of l.amda Legal, a national
gay-rights group, praised
Nickels, saying, "I'm very happy
that the mayor has been think-
ing creatively about what he
could do to express concrete,
tangible support for the may gay
and lesbian couples who live in
Nickels supports gay mar-
riage but has said he lacks the
legal authority to Issue same-sex
marriage licenses or certificates
like mayors in San Francisco and
New Palt, N.Y have done-
Ron Sims, the executive
ol surrounding King County,
favors gay marriage but has said
he won't buck the state law.
Sims' spokeswoman Elaine
Kraft said the executive had no
comment on Nk kels' announce-
ment Sunday.
State lawmakers passed a
"Defense of Marriage Act" in
1998, making Washington one
ot !8 states defining marriage
as the union of a man and a
woman. Gov. (iary I ocke vetoed
the law, but lawmakers overrode
the veto.
Seattle has offered domes-
lii partnership benefits to its
employees since 1989, but that
process requires workers to fill
out extensive paperwork a step
same-sex couples will be able to
skip under the executive order
Nickels was lo sign Monday.
The proposed ordinance
Nickels said he would send to
the City Council on Monday
defines "spouse" as a husband
or wife in a same-sex or oppo-
site-sex marriage.
Nit kels said he's hopctul the
council will pass the ordinance.
"Seattle, I believe, has always
been a very tolerant city, one that
believes in basic lairness and
defending the rights ol people
Nickels said, "and I think there
will be strong support for this
action "
State Rep, l.d Murray, one
of four openly gay men in the
legislature, applauded Nickels'
proposal but said the battle
should be fought on a statewide
"I think it's fine, but it
doesn't legalize gay marriage
Murray said.
"W�ihrve to ��?ar about
it: legalizing gay marriage has to
be handled in courts and in the
More than 3,600
same-sex marriages have been
performed in San Francisco
in the last three weeks, and
hundreds of gay couples were
granted wedding licenses last
week in Portland, Ore. The
marriages arc being challenged
in court.
Nearly 40 gay couples have
received marriage certificates
in New Palt, N.Y where
Mayor Jason West has been
charged with solemnizing
marriages without a license,
a misdemeanor. A judge has
temporarily barred him from
marrying any more same-sex
The ordinance Nickels pro-
posed would let gay and lesbian
spouses inherit any business
licenses ol a partner who dies.
It also would change the defini-
tion of malicious harassment
to protect people in same-sex
port every special spending proj-
ect supported by Halliburton and
other defense contractors
Republicans hope to raise
doubts about Kerry's ability to
fight and win the war against
terror, suggesting that his rheto-
ric does not match his 19-year
record in the Senate. Bush also
criticized Kerry for indicating
he was uncomfortable "using
the word 'war' to describe the
struggle we're in
To fend off such criticism,
Kerry has relied in large part
on his decorated Navy service
in Vietnam.
On Sunday, Kerry accused
Bush of "stonewalling" separate
inquiries into the events leading
up to the terrorist attacks of Sept.
11,2001, as well as into the intel-
ligence that suggested Saddam
Hussein was hiding weapons
of mass destruction in Iraq. The
Bush campaign contends the
president is cooperating with
later Monday, the president
was headlining another fund-
raiser in Houston, with the two
events pouring $3 million into
his campaign account the day
before Texas holds its presiden-
tial primary. Kerry campaigned
in Houston on Saturday.
In between the money
events, Bush was to stop by the
popular Houston Livestock Show
and Rodeo to meet with cowboy
champions and peruse the cattle
on display. Despite the political
benefits of Bush's attendance
it offered a more colorful photo
opportunity than the two fund-
raisers and allowed him to appeal
to the sport's mostly white male
fans the White House consid-
ered It an official event. That
means taxpayers will foot the
bill for at least part of the trip.
"The visit to the livestock
show is part of the president's
official capacity White House
spokesman Trent Duffy said.
Kerry, who has accused Bush
of Impeding a federal commis-
sion investigating the terrorist
attacks, said Monday while
campaigning in Florida, "If the
president of the United States can
find time to go to a rodeo, he can
spend more t han one hour before
the commission
Monday's cash swing opens
a week that will also lake Bush
to Long Island, N.Y for fund
raising. He has collected more
than $160 million for his re-
election, closing in on his goal
of $170 million. Aides said last
week they expect him to stop at
that mark, but they wouldn't rule-
out more.
Educators trying to improve high
school freshman retention rate
RALEIGH (AP) � Nearly one
in five students in North Caro-
lina drop out between ninth and
10th grade, giving the state one
of the worst attrition rates in the
country, according to the most
recent numbers available.
The reasons for high attrition
aren't clear, but the problem
could be the adjustment to high
school or an increased emphasis
in the ninth grade on state test-
ing, educators say.
Now, they're working to
understood the issues and pos-
sibly keep more students in
school. More than a third of the
state's 19,000 dropouts last year
were ninth-graders.
The ninth-grade troubles are
a big reason that the state's four-
year graduation rate is barely 60
percent. About IS percent of
high school freshmen in North
Carolina were required to repeat
ninth grade last year, up from 10
percent in the early 1990s.
"The research shows pretty
clearly that kids who fail are
far more likely to drop out said
Walter Haney, an education pro-
fessor at Boston College.
"Simply flunking kids isn't a
sound decision
He is a co-author of a report
that analyzed enrollment trends
over the past 30 years.
The struggles of ninth-grad-
ers come as more North Carolina
students are passing the state's
end-of-grade tests in reading
and math, and large percentages
of them are clearing key promo-
tion hurdles at third, fifth and
eighth grades.
Yet many struggle with the
shift from middle school to
high school, where teachers tend
to expect students to be more
mature and to have better study
Some educators also wonder if
an increased emphasis on testing
is driving away some students.
"The pressure for testing
prevents schools from helping
these kids said John Reimer,
a middle school administrator
in Lenoir County, former high
school administrator and presi-
dent of the NC Dropout Preven-
tion Association.
"A lot of things are being cut
out because of the need to cover
Several courses that students
take as ninth-graders at many
high schools often include state-
required "end-of-course" tests
that must count for at least 25 per-
cent of a student's final grade.
"Most of the testing program
is centered in ninth grade said
John Williams, principal of
Middle Creek High School in
Cary. There' less opportunity
for classroom teachers to deal
with issues relevant to (students')
lives outside the standard course
of study
High school educators are
finding that one way to help
ninth-graders succeed is to carve
out freshman "academies" that
provide more support and closer
contact with teachers.
Ten Wake County high
schools will start such programs
beginning next year through a
$2.5 million federal grant.
At Wake Forest-Rolesville
High, one of three Wake schools
that has already established a
ninth-grade academy, school
officials said 92 percent of
last year's freshmen earned
promotion to 10th grade.
Ninety-five percent did
so the first year the acad-
emy was set up, in 2001-02.
The reason, teachers and
other faculty members say, is a
better focus on the needs of stu-
dents and better communication
among staff, students and their
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Did You Know?
-Actor Kato Kaelin (1959), the Barbie Doll (1959) and actor Emmanuel Lewis
(1971) all call today their birthday.
-This month is National Lawnmower Tune-Up Month.
-Today is Organize Your Home Office Day and Unique Names Day
-On this day in 1981, Dan Rather became the primary anchorman of
CBS-TV News.
The Evasons
The Student Union presents a performance by The Evasons at 7:30 p.m.
today in Hendrix Theatre. This event is free.
The Student Union will not be showing any films this week.
Music Performance
The School of Music presents The Music of Debussy, Scriabin and
Rachmaninoff by pianist Henry Doskey at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March
10 in the A J. Fletcher Recital Hall This event is free.
The Return
The Student Union presents a performance by the London Beatles Cover
Band, The Return, at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 10 in Hendrix Theatre.
This event is free.
Paragon Ragtime Orchestra
The S. Rudolph Performing Arts Series presents a performance by the
Paragon Ragtime Orchestra at 8 p.m. in Wright Auditorium Tickets can be
purchased by calling 1-800-ECU-ARTS
Oberlin Piano Duo
The School of Music presents Four Hands, One Piano by the Oberlin Piano
Duo as part of the Guest Artist Series at 8 p.m on Monday, March 22 in the
A. J. Fletcher Recital Hall Tickets are $5-$10.
The Student Union presents Bingo at 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24
in Mendenhall Dining Hall.
New Releases
Something Beautiful, Great Big Sea
"8th World Wonder" (CD Single), Kimberley Locke
Into the Now, Tesla
Wonderful Town (2003 Broadway Revival Cast), Leonard Bernstein, et al
Daniel in Blue Jeans. Daniel O'Donnell
Your Country, Graham Parker
Schindler's List (Widescreen Edition)
Futurama, Vol. 3
Mona Lisa Smile
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TV This Week
"Cracking Up"
On this series premiere, psychology grad student Ben (Jason Schwartzman)
is offered the "job of a lifetime" - living full-time with a wealthy Beverly Hills
family in order to counsel the youngest son. Tanner (Bret Loehr). Turns out,
Tanner is the ieast of Ben s worries: the mother (Molly Shannon) is a bipolar
alcoholic, the father (Christopher McDonald) is a sociopath and the two
other kids are off their rockers. Ben, however, is determined to help them
all. "Cracking Up" premieres at 9:30 p.m. tonight on FOX.
American Idol
Its time for "American Idols" famous Wild Card Night. Previous competitors
return for one last chance at being an "Idol" finalist. "American Idol" airs
tonight at 8 p.m. on FOX
The 35th Annual NAACP Image Awards
Hosted by the stars of UPN's "Girlfriends" - Tracie Ellis Ross, Golden Brooks,
Jill Marie Jones and Persia White - the 35th annual awards ceremony
honors African Americans' outstanding contributions to the world of film,
music, television and literature. Featured performers include Stevie Wonder,
Dave Matthews Band, The Roots, Three Mo' Tenors and Yolanda Adams.
Ruben Studdard, Gabrielle Union and Gary Dourdan are among those
presenting awards The NAACP Image Awards air at 8 p.m. on Thursday,
March 11 on FOX
emerge offers bo
Annual event part of
month-long festivities
Barbie, one of America's
favorite doll icons, was saluted
Friday night at Knierge Gallery's
third annual HarbieShow. Many
came out to support the gallery
by bidding on dolls in the silent
auction. All proceeds made by
Emerge will go toward funding
programs, projects and upkeep
of the gallery.
The dolls were created by
ECU art students and other
local artists who donated their
work for the show. Through
each doll's creative display,
the personalities of the artists
could be seen. Barbies were
made to look like ice cream
sundaes, fairies, mixed drinks,
horses, Egyptians and much
more. Many attendees came
dressed as their favorite doll.
Another part of the show
was a display of collaborative
works by Diane Amato and Lisa
Morton of Nanny Studios. Their
work complemented the Barbie
show because their pieces were
photographs of Barbies, which
brought a colorful contrast to
the Barbie creations.
The variety of the dolls was
one of the most interesting parts
of the show. The dolls ranged
from categories such as politics,
nature and wonder to fantasy.
Many of the artists were on hand
at the show to explain thei r work.
"This is my first Barbie Show
that I have seen or done. When
they asked me to do a Barbie, I
Media censorship
a growing concern
Companies take
several measures
to prevent obscenity
Censorship is an omnipres-
ent topic in today's media. You
can't turn on the radio or watch
TV without having to deal with
censors in some fashion. In fact,
it could easily be argued that
American media is the most
regulated in the West. This was
highlighted by the Super Bowl's
"wardrobe malfunction which
asks two questions of censorship:
Is American media overregulated?
Ho Americans make too big of a
deal over obscene language,
nudity and media content?
Simply put, censorship refers
to the regulation of any medium
that displays content some people
may find offensive, in accordance
with the First Amendment free-
dom of speech. Because these
media infringe upon the rights
of those who do not wish to see
it, it is subject to government
These sensitivities were
revealed by Janet Jackson's flash
in the Super Bowl - look at the
media storm that was generated
by one breast. In many European
countries, more grotesque images
are displayed in prime time.
"1 don't see what the big deal
is said Ryan Phillips, junior
biochemistry major.
"It's nothing most people
haven't seen before. It certainly
could have been a lot worse
Are Americans really taking
these issues too far?
In response to Jackson's
mishap, the Grammys were aired
on a live-minute delay to edit out
any offensive, spontaneous con-
tent. Similarly, "E.R scrapped a
scene from its episode the follow-
ing Thursday because it showed
an exposed breast during surgery
Shock Jock Howard Stern's
show was pulled from Clear
Channel Entertainment because
of its offensive, often sexual,
content. Since the early 1990s,
"The Howard Stern Show" has
appalled and dismayed viewers,
hut has attracted quite a follow-
ing. The show was slapped with
the largest indecency fine in his-
tory, $1.7 million, in 1995. How-
ever, should Stern's fans be made
to suffer just because some find
his show's content offensive?
Furthermore, the federal gov-
ernment has proposed increas-
ing the fine for indecency from
$27,500 to $275,000 to ensure
thought it would
be more politi-
cal, feminist and
women's rights,
but it's a really
good mix, and
am glad it's not too
political. This keeps
the show toned down
said Christian Rene-
fiel, senior sculpting
major and contributing artist.
The Barbie show is one of
the Emerge's biggest annua
fundraisers - not to mention
a favorite among students and
patrons. This show will be on
display throughout the month
of March until April 2. Silent
auction bids may be made by
anyone up until the last day of
the show. After the silent bid-
ding closes, the highest price
will then be the beginning bid
for the 'Barbie-que' live auction.
Students are encouraged to
come see a display of ingenious
work. No matter what your taste
is, there is a Barbie for you. For
more information about Emerge
Gallery, visit their Web site at
This writer can be contacted at
Censors pulled the plug on
Howard Stern's radio show.
that "wardrobe malfunctions"
are kept to a minimum.
"Media censorship is fine
where it is said Matt Collins,
senior political science major.
"I know a church group who
was watching the Super Bowl -
we're talking a group of pre-teens
here, and for something like that
to happen is a travesty. Regula-
tion shouldn't be increased, but
fines for things such as Jackson's
stupidity need to be increased
However, it can also be
argued the FCC is operating on
a double-standard. While recent
events have led to cracking down
on offensive language and con-
tent, in 2003, the f-bomb was
approved for airplay after mid-
night on stations that would
allow it - providing that it isn't
used as a sexual reference.
Whether or not such words
are used is largely dependent
on the radio station's sponsors.
For example, when listening to
Eamon's "I Don't Want You Back"
on G105, one will hear " you,
you ho, I don't want you back
while on BOB 93.3, the line reads
" you, you - bleeped out,
- I don't want you back Thus,
the censorship debate extends
beyond four-letter words.
A recent article in Entertain-
ment Weekly suggests that censor-
ship is a once-every-four-years
topic because of the presidential
election. Such incidences may
simply he coincidental, hut a
strong case can be made for the
argument. While unanimous
agreement can be reached on
certain media as being offensive
- child pornography, bestiality,
etc. - other forms of censorship
can be a divisive issue between
What to do about the issue
is up in the air, and there
see CENSOR page S3
Angel Warren, senior graphic design major, and Angela
Johnson, sophomore art major, look at the art display.
Exhibit opens on campus
Undergraduate art on
display in Gray Gallery
The School of Art Under-
graduate Exhibition finally
opened on March 2 after a slight
snowfall pushed back its original
opening date.
The pieces exhibited were
chosen from works submitted
by more than 650 undergraduate
students, and a number of stu-
dents were presented with awards
for their artistic contributions.
Following a lecture by Char-
lotte Brown, the director of the
NC State University Gallery of
Art, guests were invited to a
reception In the Gray Gallery
where they could view the art-
work and speak with the artists.
The areas represented by the
exhibition included art founda-
tions, ceramics, graphic design,
digital arts, illustration, pho-
tography, weaving and textile
design, drawing, metal design,
painting, printmaking, sculp-
see EXHIBIT page B2
'Essence' Editor-in-chief
shares thoughts, ideas
Susan L. Taylor signs copies of her book after her speech.
Taylor shares vision
of empowerment
The l.edonia Wright Cultural
Center invited the Editor-in-
chief of Essence magazine, Susan
I Taylor, to speak last Friday, dis-
cussing a topic entitled, "A New
Vision for Women: Healing and
Empowering Ourselves
Chosen for her motivational
and inspirational messages,
Taylor discussed subjects ranging
from life, love, health, spiritual-
ity and adversity.
A book signing was held
after the program for Taylor's
two books entitled fi the Spirit:
The Inspirational Writings of
Susan L. Taylor and Lessons in
Living and Confirmation: The
Spiritual Wisdom That Has Shaped
Our Lixvs.
In Taylor's books, she writes
about faith, healing, motiva-
see TAYLOR page B3

from page B1
ture, video and wood design.
The various awards were
donated by Dr. l.inda Allred,
ASAP i amera and Photography,
Dowdy Student Store, Green-
ville Museum of Art, liungate's.
JOSA, Garris Evans, U.B.E
the School of Art Guilds and
anonymous donors. Each area
had pieces selected for awards
of excellence and merit, and
the talent was obvious in all
selections for the exhibition.
Particularly creative pieces
included JOSA Excellence in Arts
Award winner "Monday Morn-
ing" by Misty l.upton, whose
three-dimensional pieceincluded
dresser drawers, laundry baskets
and dozens of ceramii socks
David Phillips was given
the Award of Excellence in
Wood Design for his "Harley
Banjo which featured a Maries
Davidson emblem and exhaust
pipes. Rachel Hardy's "Untitled
Breadbox" won the Garris Evans
Award of Merit in Wood Design
with a unique multi-purpose
coat rack and umbrella
The painting styles ranged
from modern art deco works to
more traditional oil paintings
with a wide variety of colors.
Daniel Wagner's Award of Excel-
lence in Painting piece "Uffii
Arch" focused on the simple
architectural feature of an arch,
but also incorporated the warm
colors of a sunset. Another
Award of Excellence winner,
"Four Little Girls captured a
summer moment of small girls in
their bathing suits. Artist Brooke
Broadwell used light shades of oil
paint to create a realistic picture
cil a sunny day.
The metal design pieces are
displayed in glass cases toward
the back, and the designs are
intricate and detailed with
creative touches. Jodi Stevens'
piece, "Organic Industrial fea-
tures silver, copper and paint
brush hairs and won an Award
of Merit in Metal Design. John
T. Bailey won the same award
with his silver "Tea lnfuser" and
Jonathan Coffey won with his
"Knight of the Round Table
The photography category
showcased both digital and
black and white pictures, and
one photographer captured
awards in both areas. Jason
Mathis won the Beryl Fountain
i eebrick Award of Excellence
in Photography with his candid
snapshot of "Chris" and the
ASAP Award of Excellence in
Digital Photography with "My
Grandma's Brother 1
With many fabric design
works displayed as tapestries
along the walls and ceramic-
pieces on every surface, there is
much to see in the exhibition.
Graphic design pieces show
a more technological side of
art, while the introduction of
computer and design included
multimedia effects.
"I think the show is really
great. It has a lot of nice stuff said
Beth Gillian), junior art major.
Gillian) was also a recipient of
an Award of Excellence in Paint-
ing for her "Untitled" painting,
and she was glad to be honored
by the art school faculty.
"I'm very excited to have won
an award. It issomething I will be
proud of for a while iilliam said.
Students from other majors
also enjoyed the art show.
"I think the exhibition is very
good, and I was surprised by the
amount of talent shown by the
artwork. There are some really
amazing pieces in the show said
Megan Brewer, senior hospitality
management major.
The Undergraduate Exhibi-
tion will be on display in the
cjray Gallery until April 17. The
(iray Gallery is open Monday
through Friday from 10 a.m. -
.S p.m. with extended hours on
Thursday until 8 p.m a.ul from
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday.
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Aries (March 2T-Aprll 20).
Sentimental attractions are
highlighted Over the next three
days, watch for a steady increase
in romantic proposals. Some Aries
natives also may experience a
fairly dramatic public disagreement
between an old lover and a new friend.
Taurus (April 21-May 20). Monday
through Wednesday may be your
last chance to finalize family plans
or negotiate short-term romantic
commitments. Expect strong
opinions and fast decisions. After
midweek, workplace mistakes will
be revealed. Pay special attention to
annual records, inventory calculations
or misplaced documents
Gemini (May 21-June 21).
Emotional awareness and physical
vitality are changing Over the next
four days, expect deepening romantic
commitments and a series of new
business choices. Many Geminis
will experience a powerful wave of
career ambitions and complex social
decisions Trust the inner voice.
Cancer (June 22-July 22). Old
friends or work officials may propose
unique career ventures. Thursday
through Saturday, a friend or lover
offers vague responses Ask for
concrete promises. At present, verbal
agreements will bring renewed focus
and lasting dedication to long-term
Leo (July 22-Aug. 22). Ongoing
obligations and traditional family
roles may prove bothersome over the
next few days. By next week, however,
tensions will fade. Wednesday
through Saturday, minor physical
ailments require special attention.
Joints, bones or lower back muscles
may be temporarily strained
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22).
Romantic or social promises may
be challenged After Tuesday, watch
for subtle comments to trigger
important discussions Previously
silent lovers or friends will gently test
your dedication. Don't be unnerved.
Powerful emotions and vital long-
term decisions may be involved.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Humor,
witty compliments and unusual
social requests may captivate
attention. Friday through Sunday,
home repairs and renovations or
short-term financial investments
require diplomacy Stay focused and
remain dedicated to trusted plans.
Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22). Intimacy
between friends and romantic trust
will soon deepen After midweek,
watch for a previously vague
relationship to begin an active or
passionate phase Long-term love
affairs will either expand or be
newly defined. Financial tensions
are temporarily lifted.
Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21).
Work and financial plans may
change several times over the next
lew days Expect usually predictable
colleagues to be scattered or poorly
organized Friday through Sunday
also highlight intense romantic
dreams and powerful social insights.
Someone close may reveal his or her
deepest fears, needs or expectations.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20).
Yesterday's disappointments will
vanish Over the next four days,
expect potential lovers to no longer
hesitate or show disinterest After
Wednesday, however, avoid delicate
discussions with loved ones or
roommates. Past social habits and
emotional facts are unproductive.
Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 19). Before
midweek, older friends and relatives
may express doubts or misgivings
Areas strongly affected are creative
business projects, spending habits or
planned social events. Avoid detailed
discussions and wait for calmer
attitudes After Saturday, romantic
invitations may arrive without
warning Respond honestly.
Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20).
Unexpected social alliances
and changed schedules may be
questioned. Over the next few days,
subtle romantic decisions are in
operation. After Friday, business
ventures and new work projects
may be briefly postponed. Remain
If your birthday Is this week
Expect business alliances or
recent workplace partnerships to
be abandoned. Between April 7 and
June 20. career promises or shared
ventures with authority figures
may prove unreliable. Don't, however,
be dissuaded Planetary alignments
also indicate a powerful financial
opportunity will arrive before the
end of September After mid-
August, pay special attention
to family disputes, serious
social discussions or romantic
decisions. Loved ones may need
to resolve past misunderstandings
before progressing forward in
intimate relationships. Emotional
commitments will increase over the
autumn months
TaylOr from page B1
tion and seeking comfort
.ones. Participants in the event
had an opportunity to talk
with Taylor and take pictures
during this section of the
"Taylor's speech was appro-
priate for Women's Month
and encouraging because it
focused on the needs and con-
cerns of the black community
and specifically black women.
All women could benefit from
her lecture said Samantha
Rileym, sophomore political
science major.
Four awards were given
out in honor of Ledonia
Wright, founder of the Ledonia
Wright Cultural Center. The
Ledonia Wright essay winner
received $500, a certificate and
an invitation to dinner with
The winners for Society of
United Liberal Students were
broken down into categories for
community service, academic
excellence and university rela-
This writer can be contacted at
from page B1
is little room for compro-
mise. F.ven though obscene
words on the radio are
edited so only the gist of the word
is understood, and the words
are used or heard everyday by
college students, what should
be done for the eight-year-olds
who are listening to this con-
Parents playing a bigger role
in their kids' media selections is
the most obvious way to correct
the problem.
Parents need to educate their
kids about such content and
allow them to be exposed to it
only at ages when they feel it is
What should not happen is
increased government regula-
tion because of a solitary flash
of part of a breast on national
This writer can be contacted at
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Sports Editor
Assistant Sports Editor
The ACC vs. Pirates Challenge Needs Volunteers
Basketball fans have a chance to work with a college baskeball event this
spring The ACC vs. ECU challenge is seeking volunteers to work with the
cancer benefit game held April 23. The meeting will be held in Mendenhall
in Room 247 on Thursday. March 11 at 830 pm The event offers a barn-
storming basketball game featuring ACC seniors facing off against a team
made up of ECU seniors The ACC team will be made up of seniors from all
over the conference. The game will benefit the Jimmy V. foundation, which
researches cancer Tickets for the event will go on sale after Spring Break
through the ECU ticket office.
Self Defense Fitness Class
Self Defense fitness classes will be held March 24 - April 14 from
8 p.m. � 9 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 of self-defense.
NCAA Basketball Tourney Tick-Em"
Do you think you know who's going to win this year's NCAA tournament?
The Intramural Department challenges you to pick the teams Entry forms
may be picked up on March 22 at 10 am in SRC 128
Quick Start CanoeKayak Trip
The adventure program is organizing a tnp of canoeing and kayaking to the
Cape Fear River Interested parties must register by March 26. A pre-trip
meeting is scheduled for March 31.
Sea Kayaking
The Adventure program will be going to Bear Island for a day of fun sea
kayaking Those who want to participate must register by March 26. A Pre-
trip meeting is scheduled for March 31
For more information on any of these programs, call 328-6387
Pirates swept at Arizona State
Sports Briefs
Parker qualifies for NCAA Championships
ECU junior swimmer Diane Parker has officially qualified to compete in
the 2004 NCAA Division I Swimming & Diving Championships in College
Station, Texas. Parker will compete in the 200IM, 100 breastsroke and 100
butterfly Parker was named the Conference USA Swimmer of the Year for
the second time in two years last weekend after winning the 200 IM and
setting a meet record in the 100 breaststroke (1 02.67) where she made her
NCAA provisional cut She was also named C-USA Swimmer of the Year
in 2003 Parker is the first Lady Pirate since Meredith Bridgers to advance
to the NCAA Championships She will compete in the 200 IM on Mar 18
before wrapping up competition on Mar 19 in the 100 breaststroke and
100 butterfly.
Pirates place 18th at ECAC Indoor Championships
Senior Tara DeBrielle shattered the ECU indoor record in the 800-meter run
to lead the Lady Pirates to an 18th place finish among 74 teams competing
in the ECAC Indoor Track and Field Championships, hosted by Boston
University DeBrielle placed fifth in the 800 with a time of 2:10.51. coming up
15 seconds shy of qualifying for the NCAA Championships She shaved over
one second off the previous school record, which she had set a day earlier
in the event's preliminaries The Lady Pirates finished with 15 team points
Pittsburgh won the competition with 62 points. Three other ECU athletes
competed on Friday Senior Colleen McGinn finished third in the high jump
and junior Tammie Mentzel was fourth in the pole vault Freshman Undsey
Rosales also qualified for the pole vault competition, but did not meet the
minimum height on Friday For more information, see chart below:
800 Meters
5 Tara DeBrielle 2:10.51
Tara DeBrielle 2:11.60
High Jump
3 Colleen McGinn
Pole Vault
4. Tammie Mentzel 11-1175
Undsey Rosales NH
Ted Williams' son, John Henry, dies at age 35
John Henry Williams, the son of Hall of Famer Ted Williams who pushed to
have his fathers body frozen, died late Saturday of leukemia in a hospital
in Los Angeles, an attorney for Ted Williams' family said He was 35 Peter
Sutton said Williams died at UCLA Medical Center with family members
at his bedside Sutton said John Henry Williams' sister, Claudia Williams,
and attorney, Eric Abel, informed him of the death by phone Williams had
been battling leukemia for months In December, he had a bone marrow
transplant, using a donation from Claudia, his youngest sister After Ted
Williams died in July 2002, John Henry Williams had his fathers body taken
to an Arizona cryonics lab for freezing He and Claudia Williams said they
signed a handwritten pact with their father in 2000 agreeing their bodies
would be frozen.
Illinois wins first outright Big Ten title in 52 years
During the darkest moments of the season, the Illinois players still believed
The payoff came Sunday Deron Williams' free throw with 16.5 seconds
left provided the final margin in No 18 Illinois' 64-63 win over Ohio State
securing the mini's first outright Big Ten title in 52 years The lllini (22-5.
13-3) dominated most of the game, leading by as many as 16 points in
the first half and 17 in the second, before a furious Ohio State comeback
in the final nine minutes Williams hit a free throw to give the lllini a 64-60
lead Ohio State (14-15.6-10) countered on a 3-pointer by Tony Stockman
with 62 seconds remaining
Late-inning runs
decide each game
Recognized as one of the
nation's elite college baseball
teams after debuting in the
ESPNSports Weekly at No. 24,
the Pirates were out to prove they
belonged. They had their chance
against No. 7 Arizona State in a
three-game series over the
weekend. The Sun Devils had
swept Florida State and beat
defending national champion
Rite earlier in the season.
ASU surged and staved off
Pirate rallies to hold off ECU in
three tight ballgames. The Sun
Devils swept the three-game
series, winning by a combined
five runs.
Game One
The Pirates dropped their first
game of the season on Friday
afternoon after a furious Sun
Devil rally in the bottom of
the eighth inning. ECU needed
just six more outs to finish off
Arizona State while protecting
a 6-2 lead.
The dormant ASU offense
finally came to life, however.
Nick Walsh singled and later
moved to second on a wild pitch.
Travis Buck's RBI single made it
6-3 and the next hitter reached
on a throwing error. Jeff Larish
singled in two more runs and
just like that, the lead was cut to
6-5. Zechry Zinicoia then blasted s
a two-run homer to cap off the .
five-run rally in the bottom of
the eighth as No. 7 Arizona State
improved to 13-2 with the vic-
Senior Pyn Jones went
3-for-4 with three RBIs, a single
shy of hitting for the cycle. Junior
Darryl Lawhorn also collected
three hits for the Pirates.
Starter Brody Taylor struck
out six and gave up four earned
runs before being ousted in the
eighth. Dustin Sasser relieved
him and promptly allowed
two more runs. Mike Elye
(1-1), the victim of Zinicola's
game-winning shot, picked up
his first loss of the year.
mi rue Two
Arizona State utilized
timely hitting once again with
runs late in the game to defeat
ECU 6-4 Oil Saturday. Buck
hit a solo home run in the
seventh and another insurance
run in the eighth, giving the
Sun Devils two straight wins �
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The Pirates pushed Arizona State to the brink Sunday, falling after two late runs in the eighth.
see BASEBALL page Be ECU played well but did not have enough firepower to combat the Sun Devils on the road.
Lady Pirates fall hard in first round
Team ends challenging
season in Houston
Regular season champi-
ons Houston continued their
winning ways in locking up
the Conference USA tournament,
knocking off defending champi-
ons and host school TCU 86-75
on Sunday afternoon.
Three-time C-USA player of
the year Chandi Jones earned
tournament MVP for No. 11
Houston (27-3, 13-1) as she
scored a game-high 36 points
on five three pointers. Jones, a
senior guard, left her legacy on
the I louston program and helped
her team to an automatic NCAA
birth, their first in 12 years.
The ECU women (14-14,
5-10) ended their season on a
somber note in falling to Char-
lotte 74-61 in the first round. It
marked the second consecutive
game in which the women lost to
(Iharlotte, a team they previously
beat by 2S points.
The l.ady Pirates finished the
season on a very disappointing
10-game losing skid after having
the best start in nearly 30 years.
the l.ady Pirates were with-
out leading scorer Courtney
Willis throughout the game, as
she suffered an ankle injury in
the early going and managed to
play only five minutes. She scored
three points while fellow senior
Alisha Bishop led the women in
scoring by generating 16 points
in 25 minutes.
freshman Keisha Anthony
added IS points as the bench
accounted for more than hall of
the lady Pirates scoring with 37
of the total 61 points. Jennifer
Jackson, who set a season-low
in scoring with two points in
the last regular season game on
leb. 27, contributed only five
points, ackson came into the
game averaging nearly 15 points
per contest.
( harlotte's Sakellie Daniels
broke her own career-high for
the second consecutive game
with 26 points on her way to
setting a new C-USA tournament
record for tree throws made in a
game Daniels shot 14 of 18 (toot
the line.
The majority of the C-USA
bracket fell in line with seeding.
see BASKETBALL page B6 The Lady Pirates' stay in the C-USA tourney was a short one
ECU Softball wins Pirate Clash Championship
Lady Pirates sweep
second tournament
After being swept by Hous-
ton in a three-game series last
week, the ECU Softball team
looked to get back on track last
weekend in the Holiday Inn
Is pressPi rate Clash.
"We had to get back to the
basics, back to what brought us
success early in the season said
coach Tracey Kce.
"We had to hit better and
pitch better
Hitting and pitching better
is exactly what the lady Pirates
did this weekend as they swept
through the Pirate Clash,
beating James Madison in the
championship game. The six-
game sweep of the tournament
sets the team's overall record at
17-5-1 this season.
The team started the Pirate
( lash on Friday with a couple of
close games, beating Rider 4-3
and I iberty 5-4. The winning
continued lor the lady Pirates on
Saturday when they played and
defeated Stony Brook 7-4 as well
as Ohio 5-2. �
ECU infielder Kate ManuM I
gave her team the lead in both 5
games on Saturday with a �
linmeruu against Stony Brook in �
the bottom of the fourth and an S
RBI sacrifice fly against Ohio in �
the top of the third.
" I came t hrough when needed
and I am glad to have helped the
team out said Manuse.
"1 just want to be able to
step up in the clutch when
the team needs it and to
come through
On the last day of the Pirate
Clash, ECU faced and beat Rider
The Pirates knocked in 30 runs on their way to another title.
for the second time, winning
S-3. The win gave ECU the
right to face James Madison in
the championship game, where
they won 4-3, completing the
l.ady Pirates' second tournament
sweep of the year.
The softball team will travel
to Charleston, SC, this Friday
to lake part in the College of
liarkslon Tournament.
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No. 6 seed Louisville (19-8,
9-7) faces llth-seeded ECU (13-
13, 5-11) in Wednesday's 7 p.m.
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66. The winner of this matchup
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and 14th-ranked Cincinnati in
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Cincinnati has advanced to at
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The closest conference race
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in a five-way tie for first place.
Charlotte, Cincinnati, Del'aul,
Memphis and UAB have all
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records of 12-4. Based on tie-
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1996. Charlotte, DePaul and UAB
all won titles in other leagues
during the 1990s. Charlotte cap-
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title of the Metro Conference in
1995, Del'aul shared the inaugu-
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(20-7, 12-4) meets 12th-seeded
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Regular intramural Softball
season already underway
Sports fans become
members of a team
The football team has
their Rowdy-Dowdys and the
basketball team has the Minges
Maniacs. It is generally known
that the men's baseball team
sports a unique home field
advantage that is simply known
as "Thejungle
On a very cool Sunday night,
people that usually fraternize
within thejungle or heckle other
players got their chance to shine
as softball intramurals opened up
the regular season.
The weather saw tempera-
tures dip into the 50's with
reporled gusls of over 40 miles
per hour.
"It's a very cold out here said
Tandi Mahn, score-keeper.
Nevertheless, players
waiting for games were seen
tossing softballs back and forth
and the stands were almost full.
Almost an organized chaos,
players for different teams
The site managers, which are
required by Recreational Services,
were driving around in the 4x4
Gator while trying to direct four
simultaneous games.
Paige Akers sees that all the
games start on time and lends
to anybody who gets hurt. The
site managers are required to
know CPR.
Watching a 16-4 rout of
Delta Chi by Sigma Phi Epilson
end by the mercy rule in the
fraternity gold division, one
can see the intensity and
competitiveness of the
players. Using aluminum bats
and sporting their own gloves,
it hardly compares to a church
softball league game.
Blount Fields are hardly the
field of dreams in Iowa, butt hey
opportunities to the people usu-
ally in "Thejungle" to play.
The schedules are posted
inside the Student Recreation
Center and will be available
today. It is the responsibility
Of the captains of their
respective teams to check
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Georgia exam was no joke
ATHENS, Ca. (KRT) � The
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Jr. in a University of Georgia
physical education class was such
I ake that many people thought
it was a joke.
After the university released
a copy of the 20-question test
from "Coaching Principles
and Strategics of Basketball"
earlier this week in relation to
its investigation into the men's
basketball program, it became
a national topic in no time,
thanks to questions like, "How
many halves are in a college
basketball game?" and "Diagram
the half-court line
It was so outlandish that at
first glance it seemed to be just
the latest of the old classics like,
"Hey, did you hear Auburn's
library burned down? Both books
were destroyed, and one of them
hadn't even been colored in
Han Patrick, host of a
nationally broadcast show on
ESPN Radio, said during his
thow this week that he had to
call several people to confirm
what he was looking at was not
a hoax.
And, to the horror of Cieor-
gia administrators, teachers and
graduates, Patrick wasn't the
only one talking about the test.
It received significant air time on
at least five national radio shows.
It also has made appearances this
week on TV, including Jay Leno.
Facultv members and
administrators at Georgia,
however, aren't laughing.
"We view what happened as
a disgrace and a great embarrass-
ment to the university coming at
a time when we've made great
strides as a university said Dr.
Del Dunn, the school's vice presi-
dent for instruction.
"It's absolutely not represen-
tative of tests given here
Dunn pointed out Georgia
has been ranked by "U.S. News
and World Report" as one of the
country's top 20 public universi-
ties for the last four years.
Georgia also is one of only
three schools which last year
had at least one student chosen
for the Rhodes, Marshall,
Goldwater and Truman
academic scholarships. The
other three were Harvard, Yale
and Brown.
"It certainly has been fodder
for ridicule said Jay Bilas, an
ESPN analyst and former player
at Duke.
for basketball player Chris
Daniels the release of the test
Simply extends the scrutiny
he's faced since it was learned
he, Rashad Wright and Ions
Cole were enrolled in the i lass.
Daniels did not take the final
because he was not told by llar-
rick Jr. that there was a final, he
told school and NCAA investiga-
Still, he personally shares in
the embarrassment of tlie school's
faculty and staff, he said.
"I heard somebody say if you
got a degree from UCiA, you must
feel really stupid right now he
Said, "but I don't think it's that
serious that you can degrade a
whole university
Basketball coach Dennis
Felton has been battling
the perceptions about his
program since being hired in
April to replace llarrick Nr. I he
widespread notoriety the test has
received has only increased the
"it's been very difficult
Felton said.
"We're perceived in a way
that is either very poor or by
a lot of folks who just know
enough to be convinced they
haven't got any reason to
consider Georgia
The test was released by
Georgia as part ol its response to
an NCAA letter of inquiry. The
school's answer to the charges
brought after a month-long
investigation into the charges
included more than 1,500pages
of documents.
(ilada llorvat, an associate
athletic director at the school,
was concerned about a conflict
of interest and approached Paul
Schempp, the head of Georgia's
Department of I'hvsical Educa-
tion and Sports Studies, two
weeks into the course, according
to statements taken in the case
and released liv the school.
from page B4
In the first round action, ninth
seeded Cincinnati topped USf
71-68. Valarie King finished
with a game-high 23 points.
Fifth seeded Marquette contin-
ued their defensive dominance
as they downed Tulane 61-44.
In the last game of the evening,
Jennifer Sullivan helped Mem-
phis down eleventh seed UAB
In quarterfinal action, Hous-
ton used a career-high .4 points
from second team C-USA player
Sancho l.yttle to defeat Cincin-
nati 84-67. In the lone upset,
Marquette downed No. 20 Del'aul
74-70 for the second time in six
days. No. IS TCU beat Charlotte
on their home court 89-73 to
advance to the semifinals. In the
last game of the evening, Louis-
ville nipped Memphis 63-58.
In semifinal action,
TCU beat an extremely hot
Louisville team 69-59 to move
to the C-USA championship for
the second straight year. Junior
college transfer Kim Ortega led
the Horned Irogs with 14 points
and 10 rebounds.
In the other game, Chandi
Jones had 20 points while Sancho
Lyttle contributed 18 points and
10 rebounds to lead Houston
over Marquette 67-59 to set the
match tor the title game. King,
Sandora Irvin and Natasha Lacy
from TCU, along with the duo
of Houston's Sancho l.yttle and
Chandi Jones earned all-tourna-
ment honors. Jones was named
C-USA has a realistic shot at
getting six teams in the NCAA
tournament. Houston will most
likely be a two seed with TCU and
Del'aul interchangeably being
three or four seeds.
Louisville and Marquette are
both likely to get NCAA births.
Memphis will be a team on the
bubble, but with a 20-8 record,
they should not have to sweat
too hard. Charlotte and Cincin-
nati are most likely bound for
The Lady Pirates' season is
over as their postseason chances
ended with the loss because
the team did not finish with a
winning record. The women
will lose three seniors in
Angela Sye, Bishop and first
team C-USA player Willis.
However, things look
optimistic next year with the
return of third team C-USA
player Jackson, the entire back-
court, three new recruits and
Rhode Island transfer Amanda
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improprieties continue to surface
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collegiate officials around this
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"We all live in glass houses
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"You don't want to throw
rocks. Right now, we've been
pretty fortunate we haven't had
anything come up
At Colorado, the district
attorney's office has alleged
Buffalo players provided
recruits on official visits
with strippers on numerous
occasions and also
threw parties at which recruits
were enticed to come to the
school with sex.
The charges came to light
after three women alleged in
separate cases they were raped
at those parties. Since then, at
least three more women have
charged a Colorado player or
recruit with rape.
Colorado officials have
denied knowledge of any rapes
or the use of strippers and sex to
lure potential players.
The rape allegations at Colo-
rado make that case unique,
and horrifying, but the thought
that a potential player may be
spending some of his time on
campus in ways that are perfectly
legal but wouldn't makehis mama
proud isn't far from the minds
of coaches and administrators
at schools around the nation.
Georgia Tech athletics
director Dave Hraine said his
department monitors official
visits as closely as it can, but
he knows a night on the town
with the boys isn't going to
show up on the official record
even if it is happening. Like
Garner, he admits to holding
his breath and hoping for the
best at times.
"For anyone to say it couldn't
happen at their place, they're
wrong Braine said.
"It could happen any-
It can and it does, says one
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to believe that collegiate coaches
don't know it's going on at their
"Believe me, it happens on
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"If there's a coach that tells
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they've got their head up their
(butt) or they're lying to you
Lemming declined to answer
when asked if he had heard
stories pertaining specifically to
Georgia or Georgia Tech.
Georgia running back
Michael Cooper, who was a
highly sought prospect two
seasons ago, said he wasn't
enticed with anything inappro-
priate during his recruiting trips,
but he knows not everyone had a
similar lily white experience.
from page B4
over the Pirates.
ASU struck first in the
second inning on a Nick Walsh
RBI double, but ECU responded
in the third when Jaime
Paige's groundout scored Mark
Minicozzi from third base to tie
the game at 1-1.
The Pirates took their first
lead of the game in the top of
the fourth when Ryan Norwood
hit a two-run home run to give
ECU a 3-2 advantage.
The Sun Devils would
reclaim the lead, but not before
the bat of Trevor Lawhorn tied
the game one last time. Lawhorn
blasted his sixth home run of the
season before Buck's shot in the
Norwood led the Pirates
offensively, going 2-for-4 with
two RBIs and a run scored. Trevor
Lawhorn finished l-for-3 with
an RBI and two runs. Five Pirate
pitchers held ASU to seven hits,
but Carter Harrell picked up his
first loss after giving up Buck's
game-deciding homer.
Jason Urquidez (5-0)
remained perfect on the season
as he held ECU to three earned
runs on five hits in seven
innings. Pat Bresnehan earned
his third save with two scoreless
innings of work. Joe Persichina
was 2-for-2 with an RBI and two
runs scored.
Game Three
The Pirates (12-3) and Sun
Devils (15-2) met Sunday to
wrap up their three-game series
at Packard Stadium. Unlike the
previous meetings where both
teams traded leads throughout
the game, ASU jumped ahead
early and never trailed, holding
off a late Pirate rally in the ninth
to win 7-5.
ECU hoped to avoid a sweep
and their third loss of the season
In the top of the ninth when
Mark Minicozzi led off with a
single. However, Minlcozzi's stint
on the basepaths was short-lived
as Mike Harrington grounded
into a fielder's choice.
Jaime Paige came through
with a two-out hit and fellow
outfielder Jones singled home
Harrington to cut the lead
to 7-5. Trevor Lawhorn came
to the plate, representing the
go-ahead run. Freshman
left-hander Pat Cassa gave
Lawhorn a pitch to hit and
the Pirate second-basemen
sent it deep to centerfield. ASU
corralled it near the wall in the
deepest part of the field, however,
to send ECU packing and winless
in the series.
The Sun Devils had jumped
out to an early 4-0 lead as Buck
hit his third homer of the series.
The bats of Ryan Norwood and
Mike Grace responded when
Norwood sent Quentin Andes'
offering over the wall for a
solo shot in the fourth. Grace
came on to pinch-hit in the
top of the sixth and crushed a
three-run homer, his first
career home run, to cut the
lead to 5-4.
Paige and Norwood had
two hits each for the Pirates
and ASU's Joe Persichina and
Tuffy Gosewisch were a perfect
3-for-3 at the plate. The ECU
pitching staff was faced with
control issues giving up 10 walks,
but the Sun Devils stranded IS
base runners and left the bases
loaded twice.
ECU will return home for
an eight-game home stand
beginning on Wednesday. The
Pirates will host Appalachian
State at 3 p.m. and prepare
for the weekend series against
Charleston Southern.
This writer can be contacted at
sports@theeas tcarolinian. com.

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