The East Carolinian, March 11, 2004

Volume 79 Number 1�8

Do you plan to
vote in the next
"Yeah, but I'm undecided. I'm
democratic so most likely
Yeah I am going to vote and
probably for Bush
"I'd like to vote, but I am unsure
about the candidates. John
Edwards - he's a good guy"
"Yes, Independent"
SmonJloIth Pirates back on track
remains high
Understanding voting, registration
basics improves turnout
Voting has been a privilege for Ameri-
cans 18 years and older since 1972 but
GlG,Li I ! many young Americans
4f. T" � "m today are either apathetic
5 �� ft about voting or simply
"��� ' " - don't know their rights.
According to the Pitt County Board of
Electons, there are several methods to
register to vote.
Potential voters can fill out a form at the
PCBF. office at 201 E. Second St request a
mail-in or download the form off their Web
site at
The Center for Information and
Research on Civic Learning and Engagement
measures national and state election
statistics. It reported the number of
18 to 24-year-olds who vote in national elections
decreased by nearly 13 percentage
points since 1972, the first year 18-year-olds
were allowed to vote in a presidential
In the 2000 presidential race, the youth
voter turnout was about 30 percent. In
comparison, almost 70 percent of the over-65
demographic cast their votes during that
"The Republican and Democratic presi-
dential candidates know who vote, and they
know who docs not votesaid Jonathan Morris,
assistant professor of political science.
"They know senior citizens care about
Medicare and Social Security and those
kinds of issues, and as a result are going to turn
out at the polls in droves, well over 50 percent,
sometimes as high as 70 percent, and they
know young Americans don't turn out. Politicians
appeal to the people who they know they
can count on to show up at the polls
Whether registering to vote in Pitt
County or applying for an absen-
tee ballot from your home state, the
youth demographic in this country cap
see VOTING page A6
f Information
For more information about voter registration in
Pitt County and absentee ballots, contact the
Pitt County Board of Electors at 902-3300, or
visit their Web site at
Pirate pitcher Carter Harrell rears back to send another heater in Wednesday's win over Arizona State
University. Please see page B5 for more detailed information on the game.
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Tuition, chancellor to be determined
by Board of Governors during break
Students will protest
proposed tuition hikes
Olisa Uzoewulo, industrial distribution major, and Eric Hinton, criminal
justice major, compete in a heated dorm room foosball match.
Increasing number of students
not traveling over Spring Break
ECU homebodies stay
to work, study, relax
It's almost that special
time of year again. It's getting
warmer, shorts and skirts are
coming out of drawers, and
it's harder than ever to focus
while sitting in class. Yes,
Spring Break is only days away.
However, instead of heading
to Cancun, Myrtle Beach, or
even home to see friends and
family, an increasing number
of ECU students will simply
be going back to their dorms
or apartments this Friday.
"We have definitely seen
an increase in the number of
students who want to stay on
campus over breaks in the last
few years said Aaron I.ucier,
interim associate director of
campus living.
Because of this, I.ucier
said housing has increased
the number of academic year
see BREAK page A5
As ECU students get ready
for Spring Break, top administra-
tors are preparing to make two
critical decisions at the Board of
Governors meeting March 19.
HOC members will decide
whether students will have to
pay higher tuition in 2004-05,
and UNC-system President Molly
Broad will announce ECU'S new
Representatives from
ECU'S Student Government
Association, in conjunction
with the UNC Association of
Student (iovernments, plan
to protest the tuition hike.
Student representatives from a
large majority of the 16 UNC-
system schools will also attend
the protest.
The proposed increase would
raise ECU students' tuition an
additional $300 each year for
the next three years, a total of
"I am worried about people
that are younger than me said
StelanieSwaney, director of exter-
nal affairs for theSGA.
"I have trouble paying tuition
as it is, and I don't think it is
exactly fair to raise it $900 in
three years
In the 2004-05 academic year,
the increase is expected to pro-
vide an additional $5.4 million
in revenue that will be used in
the university's high-need areas,
according to Chuck Hawkins,
senior associate vice chancellor
tor financial services.
Forty two percent of this
revenue will be used to attract
and retain faculty members
by increasing salaries, need-
based financial aid will gain
30 percent of funds, IS percent
will provide salary increases
to retain and attract staff and
administrators and 13 percent
will expand the academic advis-
ing system to accommodate more
A staggered tuition increase
that will affect students in ECU'S
Brody School of Medicine is also
being considered.
Under the proposal, first year
medical students attending Brody
in the 2004-03 academic year
would be affected by a $1,200
increase that will decrease to
$700 in the 2005-06 and 2006-
07 academic years.
If the increase passes, third
and fourth year medical students
attending Brody in the 2004-05
year would experience a one-time
lee increase of $700.
After five months of search-
ing, Broad will announce ECU'S
permanent chancellor the same
day tuition is set.
William Shelton, former
vice chancellor for university
advancement, was appointed
interim chancellor in September
2003 following William Muse's
Search committee members
sent a list of recommendations
to Broad for review Tuesday.
While Jim Talton, chair of
the Chancellor Search Commit-
tee and chair of the Board of
Trustees, would not comment on
the number of candidates or their
names, Broad is expected to intro-
duce ECU'S new top administrator
in the March meeting.
Talton would not confirm
Shelton's inclusion in the rec-
ommendation, but he did say
Shelton was discussed at the last
This writer can be contacted at
news&theeaitcarolinian. com.
f) Meeting Info
Anyone interested In
attending the tuition
protest can contact the
SGA office at 328-4726.
The Board of Governors
meeting and the tuition
protest will take place
at 9 am at the UNC
administrative building In
Chapel Hill.
Nutrition Awareness
throughout March
-O Low potassium levels can cause kidney pain, shallow breathing, a quick heart rate, anxiety and mid-afternoon fatigue.
Low salt levels in the body cause cold hands and feet and low energy.
Forecast tec required
High of 62
Visit www.theeastcarollnlari.corn to
read more about sniper Malvo being
sentenced to live without parole
NeWS page A2
Wednesday's nutrition lecture focused
on how to eat wel with no money and
no time
page B1
Careful planning Is needed tor a stress-
free vacation TEC has packing tips for
next week's Spring Break.
page B5
Ears baseball team beat Arizona State
University with eight runs on a ramy
Wednesday afternoon.
Don't forget: Campus
Dining offers free wortd
cuisine Friday In MSC
from 11:30 a.m1:30p.m
Call 328-4756 to RSVP.

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Diabetes Presentation
Julius Mallette will give a presentation on diabetes today from 430 p m
�5:30 p m at the Ledonla Wright Cultural Center A free diabetes screening
will follow. Contact Tywanna Jeffries at 328-6794 for more information
Faculty Adviser Workshop
The Academic Advising and Support Center offers a workshop today at
330 p m in B102 Brewster for undergraduate students faculty advising
Contact Marty Selby at 328-4294 for more information
International Food
Campus Dining Services offers Heart Heallhy International Street this
Friday at Mendenhall from 11 30 am - 130 p.m Foods from Greece
Asia. Mexico and India will be featured Contact Robin High at 328-4756
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
Mac Users Group
The Mac Users Group will meet Tuesday, March 23 at 7 pm in Havey
Hall of the Murphy Center The meeting will focus on Garage Band, new
music-creating software from Apple
Graduation Fair
The Dowdy Student Stores hosts a fair (or May graduates on Wednesday.
March 24 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m and 5 p.m - 7 p.m. and Thursday, March
25 from 10 a m - 3 p m Graduates will be able to pick up their cap and
gown and obtain information about commencement, alumni benefits,
careers and student loan repayment
Habitat for Humanity Run
The Home Run 5K Road Race and One Mile Fun Run to benefit Filt 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 habitathomerun com 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 for 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 still needed
for other Special Olympics activities Contact Alice at 830-4216 or at 830-
4217 for more information
Cash for Cats
volunteers are needed to collect donations to provide medical care for cats
on Saturday, March 27 from 8 am - 2 p.m. at local Food Lions Contact
Greg Smith at 717-6339 for more information
Summer and Fall Registration
Registration for summer sessions 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 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 are currently or planning
to attend Pitt County Community College or ECU The application deadline
is April 16 Contact Shelly Townsend at 341-0363 for more information
ECU Child of Faculty Scholarship
Current or accepted ECU students who are children of active or
retired faculty qualify for the $1,600 ECU Retired Faculty Association
Undergraduate Scholarship Applicants must have a projected or actual
collegiate GPA of 3 0 and be pursuing their first undergraduate degree
Applications are due by April 9. Contact Vicky Moms at 328-9573 for
more information
Paper Person
News Briefs
Easley bringing food stamp
center back from India
RALEIGH (AP) - State officials say
they will ask the Legislature for
money to locate a state food stamp
call center in Martin County after
learning a contractor operated it
in India.
Dan Gerlach adviser to Gov Mike
Easley, said Tuesday that the governor
had been unaware the center had
been outsourced to India until
news reports in August
Republicans had criticized the
move, saying the jobs should be
performed by North Carolina
Easley administration officials will
ask the Government Operations
Committee for $12 million at
its March 16-17 meeting to hire up
to 34 workers to answer calls from
food stamp recipients.
The program has been run through
a private contractor in India called
eFunds. which has a $25 million
contract to manage the program
Photos show fast-food restaurant
workers bathing in kitchen sink
ADVANCE (AP) - Two fast-food
restaurant employees who bathed in
a dishwashing sink took cleanliness
a bit too far, but didn't pose a
health threat, the county's health
director said
The caper came to light because
of photographs of the men taking
turns posing, in bathing suits, in a
large sink full of bubbles, said Barry
Bass, director of the Davie County
health Department
"From a public-health standpoint, you
want the employees to be clean said
Bass, adding that the employees may
have overdone it
"I have been working in public
health for 25 years and have never
observed an incident like it
The sink at the Wendy's has
cleaning jets and is used to wash
pots, pans and other cookware
Bass said the restaurant won't
be cited for any health-code
violations, because no hearth official
directly observed a violation.
Beef production down after mad
cow disease, bird flu cutting
poultry exports
WASHINGTON (AP) - Projections
of US beef production for the year
are down following the discovery of
the nation's first case of mad cow
disease, while bird flu is reducing
US. poultry exports, the Agriculture
Department said Wednesday.
The nation will produce about 25.3
billion pounds of beef this year,
the department said The March
projection is 204 million pounds
below ihe February estimate of the
year's beef production
Teenage sniper Lee Boyd Maivo
Spring Break Hours
The student featured at the top of todays paper is Byron Gill, freshman
business management major
Dorm Closings
Students must exit Tyler, Clement,
Fletcher. Greene and White
Residence Halls by 10 a.m. on
March 13.
Jones, Aycock. Scott. Belk, Cotton,
Fleming, Jarvis. Umstead. Slay and
Garrett will remain open.
A. J. Fletcher Music Library
March 13 - 14 Closed
March 15-19 8 am. - 5 p.m.
March 20 Closed
March 21 6 pm - 10 p.m.
Joyner Library
March 13 - 14 Closed
March 15-19 8 a.m. -5pm
March 20 1 pm - 5jim.
March 21 11 am - 2 am.
Laupus Library
March 15 - 18 7:30 am - midnight
March 19 7:30 am. - 6 p.m.
March 20 9 am - 5 p.m
March 21 noon - 10 p.m
Dowdy Student Stores
March 13 - 14 Closed
March J5 - 19 8 a.m. - 5 p.m
March 20 - 21 Closed
March 15-19 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
March 20 10 am - 5 pm.
March 21 Closed
Computer Labs
March 11 Normal 24-hour operation.
closing at noon
March 12 - 21 Closed
March 22 Resumes normal 24-hour
operation at 8 a m
March 13 - 20 Closed
March 21 3 p.m. - 2 am.
Foreign language lab (2009 Bate)
March 13 - 21 Closed
Math lab (204 Austin)
March 13 - 21 Closed
Mendenhall basement
March 12 7 a.m. - 2 am
March 13 - 21 Closed
1387 Rawl
March 12 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m
March 13 - 2f Closed
March 22 8 am - 9 p.m.
4032 Umstead
March 12 Closed
March 13 - 20 noon - 8 p.m.
Center Court
March 12 6:30am - 730 p.m.
March 13 - 20 11:30 am - 7:30
March 21 11:30 a.m11 p.m.
March 12 Regular hours
March 13 - 21 Closed
Mendenhall Dining Hall
March 13 - 20 Closed
March21 430 p.m 7:30p.m
MSC Java City
March 12 8am - 5 p.m
March 13 - 21 Closed
Pirate Market
March 13 - 20 Closed
March 21 Noon - 1 am
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Informative exhibits will be on display.
sentenced to life term after John
Muhammad gets death
CHESAPEAKE. Va. (AP) - Teenage
sniper Lee Boyd Malvo was
sentenced to lite in prison Wednesday
for an October 2002 killing spree in
the Washington, DC. area that left
10 people dead.
Malvo was sentenced a day
after sniper mastermind John
Allen Muhammad was given the
death penalty
Circuit Judge Jane Marum Roush
imposed the sentence on Malvo
during a brief hearing. Malvo did
not speak
Iran admits military Industries
produced nuclear centrifuges
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iranian
ministers said Wednesday that the
country's defense industries had
built low-level nuclear centrifuges,
and that Tehran would resume
uranium enrichment once its
problems with the International
Atomic Energy Agency were
Defense Minister AN Shamkhani
told reporters that Iran's military
industries, which also build parts
and machinery for the civil sector,
had produced the relatively
unsophisticated P-1 centrifuges. But
he said Iran had not been involved
in producing more advanced
P-2 models, used in producing
weapons-grade enriched uranium.
"It is no secret. We have produced
P-1, not P-2, contrary to U.S.
allegations said Shamkhani, when
ask�d if the military was involved
in any nuclear production
-Its natural in the world that defense
industries produce civilian parts
We in the defense industries produce
parts for civilian planes, vehicle parts
and even television sets he said.
Interim prime minister
appointed for Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - Haiti's
advisory council named an interim
prime minister to pave the way
for elections, while U.S. Marines
said they would start helping
disarm the general population in a
potentially volatile move after weeks
ot bloodshed.
Militants demanding ousted
President Jean-Bertrand Aristldes
return stoned cars and set barricades
ablaze Tuesday, blocking a main
road in the capital and threatening
renewed turmoil.
The new prime minister, Gerard
Latortue, a former UN. official and
foreign minister, faces the difficult
task of helping to restore peace in this
troubled Caribbean nation following
a month long insurgency that helped
drive Aristide from power on Feb. 29
Rebels had seized control of half
the country, sparking a frenzy of
looting and violence. More than 400
people have died in the rebellion and
reprisal killings.
Todd Dining Hall
March 13 - 20 Closed
March 21 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
March 12 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
March 13 - 20 Closed
March 21 Noon - midnight
Wright Place
March 13 - 14 Closed
March 15 - 19 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
March 20 - 21 Closed
Wright Place Java City
March 13 - 14 Closed
March 15 - 19 7:30 a.m. - 5 pm.
March 20 - 21 Closed
Student Recreation Center
March 12 6 am - 8p.m.
March 13- 14 11 a.m8 p.m.
March 15 -19 6 am. -8 p.m.
March 20 11 a.m8 p.m.
March 21 11 a.m11:30 a.m.
Adventure Center
March 12 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
March 13 - 21 Closed
Rentals picked up on March 12
cannot be returned until March 22.
Student Health Service
March 13 - 14 Closed
March 15 - 19 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
March 20 - 21 Closed
March 13 - 14 Closed
March 15 - 19 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
March 20 - 2f Closed
Writing Center
March 13 - 21 Closed
Mendenhall Student
March 12 7 am. - midnight
March 13 - 14 Closed
March 15-19 8 a.m. - 5 p.m
March 20 - 21 Closed
March 12 1 p.m. - midnight
March 13 - 21 Closed
Ticket Office
March 13 - 14 Closed
March 15-19 8 a.m5 p.m.
March 20 - 21 Closed
Cashiers office
March 13 - 14 Closed
March 15-19 8 a.m5 p.m.
March 20 - 21 Closed
Career services
March 13 - 14 Closed
March 15-19 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
March 20 - 21 Closed
Financial aid office
March 13 - 14 Closed
March 15 - 19 10 a.m. - 5 p.m
March 20 - 21 Closed
Registrar's office
March 13 -14 Closed
March 15-19 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
March 20 - 21 Closed
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Nutritious tips for students
eating on limited budgets
Lecture promotes
cheap, healthy choices
The appeal of greasy dollar
menu burgers and fries might
be tempting for a college student
without much money or time,
but Campus Dining is working
to teach students that healthy
food can be cheap.
Robin High, Campus Dining
nutrition director, gave a lecture
packed with nutritious tips for
students Wednesday night.
High said it's important to eat
at home more often than eating
out because food at restaurants
can not only be expensive, but
many establishments serve well
over the recommended portion
Getting on the right track
to eating healthily, cheaply and
quickly can begin with a trip to
a local farmer's Market for sea-
sonal fresh fruits and vegetables,
High said. Students can also buy
t lie same foods froen or canned
in their natural juices.
"Canned goods sometimes
have a large amount of sodium,
so if you want to decrease the
amount of salt, you can use a
strainer and rinse them before
use said High.
When purchasing name-
Robin High talks with students about healthy choices.
brand products, it's cheaper to
buy generic or value brands.
Some students may benefit
by sharing cooking responsi-
"Another cost-effective idea
for students is to cook with
roommates or triends to share
the burden of buying the ingre-
dients, and many times there are
leftovers, which can provide you
with free lunch the next day
High said.
Many students are also
guilty of shopping only when
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Weekly Specials
"All items subject to availability
Ocombos Include chips or Wedges & Drink
() Drink Only
Black n' Bleu Burger $6.48
Chicken Tender Salad $6.49
"30 cent" wings til' 9pm
Blackened Garden Salad S6.49
( lucken Tender Wrapper"1" $6.41
Fish Sandwich $6.99
Buffalo Breath Nachos $6.99
Double Jerk Chicken Sandwich"1"
Spicy Chicken Sandwich"1" $5.09
Chicken Quesadilla"1" $6.99
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your student organization?
Sign-up to attend an SGA Funding Seminar
in 255 Mendenhall.
"Classes are being offered throughout the month of March.
Packets will not be accepted if you do not attend a training class.
Deadline for submitting annual funding
packets is FRIDAY, APRIL 2.
lt is highly recommended that your officers and advisor attend together.

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Our View
Let this be
a warning
to the rest
of the col-
leges in the
state and the
region. Don't
even think
about cheat-
ing, because
the NCAA
obviously will
take care of
you swiftly.
The NCAA has put their foot down in the face
of academic scandal and impropriety in the
world of college athletics.
Let it be said that no small, inconsequential
Christian college is above the reach of NCAA
The NCAA, which has been rocked with bad
news since before last year's March Madness
2003. has set an example of exactly what will
happen to colleges that break the rules.
Gardner-Webb University, also known as the
Colorado of Western North Carolina, has been
put on three years of NCAA probation.
The men's basketball team is ineligible for
postseason play this year, and the men's and
women's basketball teams will each lose a
scholarship in the next two academic years.
Both programs also will be limited in their
recruiting activities.
When "star basketball player Carlos Webb
meddled with his integrity, controversy arose.
According to reports, former school president
Christopher White arranged for an F to be left
out of his grade point average calculations in a
way to keep the number high enough for NCAA
Webb, who received the F for cheating on a
final exam, was given a chance to replace the
Let this be a warning to the rest of the colleges
in the state and the region. Don't even think
about cheating, because the NCAA obviously
will take care of you swiftly.
Most importantly, as we watch this situation
unfold, we can all be confident that the NCAA
is definitely not coming down too hard on
Gardner-Webb to compensate for its lack of
action concerning other improprieties in the
world of sports.
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In My Opinion
A moment of silence please U.S troops enter Haiti
Bidding farewell
to an old friend
I ask that you bow your heads
in a moment of silence: I found
out that a personal friend will
not be around past the end of
the year.
And to make matters worse, it
will be a drawn out process- not
quick as I would have hoped.
We have been friends for
years. During that time, we
have developed a particularly
close relationship.
II doesn't matter what lime
ol day it is, I am always wel-
come. Whether I am happy or
sail, depressed or slightly manic,
tired or strung out on caffeine,
1 can stop by anytime and never
hear a complaint.
There are limes when my
good buddy is so bubbly that I
don't think it can be contained.
And the times when things get
salty or even steamy ahhhhh,
the memories.
Ot course, as with all
friendships, mil everything
is roses. There are times
when my friend is just not up
to par.
I here are times when things
seem to be flat. And all too fre-
quently, things are definitely
lukewarm at best,
i nme to think Of It, there are
limes when I visit that my friend
seems to have no energy and just
lay around like a wet noodle.
Hut I never take it personally
I hough As I said, we have a good
It is, however, definitely a
one-sided relationship.
I freely ail mil I hat I take much
more than 1 give in this friend-
ship, I have from the beginning.
That is okay though.
I am always freely ottered
what is given and I am never
given less than 100 percent,
which I have sometimes regret-
led taking. But I keep coming
bat k and keep being welcomed.
I am going to miss that
I carry the effects of this
relationship with me wherever
I go. I know (hat 1 am a dif-
ferent person since we became
All I have to do is look in
the mirror and I see the inllu-
ence this relationship has had
on me.
And honestly, I will prob-
ably keep seeing those Influ-
ences long alter the friendship
lias ended.
My friend has had a very
rough go of it recently.
There have been, in my
opinion, unwarranted and
unscrupulous attacks against
the very foundation of our
relationship that continue to
this day. I see what is hap-
pening and I am powerless to
stop it.
Not only that, I have been
unable to even offer much
in the way of consolation.
All I can do is visit when my
schedule permtts untltthe end
overtakes us. An end that is all
too near.
So please, a moment of
silence for a dear friend. Wait,
I forgot to tell you who it is. My
good and famous friend is none
other than Super. Super Size!
And Super is the
latest victim in the "War
To Ban Anything That Tastes
Goodl thai certain people
who think they know better
than the rest ot us have been
McDonald's, in what is
obviously a defensive mea-
sure to keep money-grub-
bing trial lawyers off their
back (so far, two frivolous
'They caused me to get fat
type lawsuits have been thrown
nut of court), announced
that they are phasing
Super out and thai he will be
completely gone by the end of
the year.
So, because some people
refuse to take responsibility
for their actions and are always
looking for someone to blame
or sue, what has been a favored
option of many since 1994 is
soon to be no more. But this
is not the time for (his discus-
So, as 1 was saying, a
moment of silence please.
Or, better yet, visit Super
the next time you are in
McDonald's. And when you
are finished, place your hand
over your heart (or stomach)
and let loose a nice loud B-U-
super will appreciate it.
Soldiers remove
Aristide from power
International politics, like
everything else, is a matter of
For example, the recent civil
and political unrest on the island
nation of I laiti prompted the Bush
administration to send in a small
battalion of Marines, supposedly to
keep t he peace and protect American
interests in the embattled capitol,
Port-Au-Prince. When a coup d'etat
seemed likely and significant Mood-
shed imminent, the U.S. government
removed the democratically elected
president Jean Bertnnd Aristide for
his own "protection
Now, the Bush Administration
has descritied Aristide's evacuation
from his presidential mansion in
�ort-Au-Prince as "necessary" and
further stated that they had been
asked to help by Aristide himself.
Unfortunately, Aristide dis-
agreed, and here is the percep-
tion part of the equation: the
president expected to be escorted
from his island, as a sitting presi-
dent should be - that is to say at his
own behest and with the explicit
understanding that the United
States was simply facilitating his
escape from a rapidly deteriorating
situation which could threaten
his life, and that he would be
reinstalled when it became feasible.
The Webster New College
Dictionary describes kidnapping
as "abduction" and "to carry
off forcibly" a human being. By
definition, it is an unwanted alxJuc-
tion of a person using force or other
coercive means. How the United
States and the rest of the world is not
classifying Aristide's removal from
power as textbook kidnapping is
beyond roe.
Imagine this scenario, then try
and tell me that kidnapping is not an
appropriate ucauipUun:Oi� night; as
his nation and government unravel
around him, Aristide is sleeping
soundly in his presidential mansion
when, suddenly and without warn-
ing, American soldiers wearing night
vision goggles and brandishing rifles
Ixirst into his slipping quarters.
The president is hurried
off, still wearing his bedclothes,
under heavy armed guard to
a waiting Air Force transport
plane, which promptly takes off.
I he plane hanks out over the expanse
ol the Atlantii Ocean and does not
stop until touching down in the Cen-
tral African Republic, where Aristide
is offloaded and granted political
asylum by that nation's leader.
Aristide is the democratically
elected ruler of Haiti, and if any-
thing, the United States should be
supplying troops to help stabilize
his regime and the civil unrest on
the streets of the capitol, not kidnap
him in the middle of the night and
t hen say that he is making the whole
thing up.
Promptly upon his arrival
in C.A.R Aristide contacted the
international media with his allega-
tions of forcible kidnapping and his
removal from xiwer by American
troois. The story ran on the front
page of every major newspaper in
the Western hemisphere and, just
as quickly, the U.S. State Dept was
dismissing the unseated president's
accusations as "ridiculous
I guess the American military
doesn't describe "removal from
power" the same way the Haitian
president does.
1 have a sinking feeling that if
this was not an election year, the
sitting presidential administra-
tion would have dealt with the
situation far earlier than it did.
Bush has enough to worry alxiut
with the growing questions over the
war in Iraq and Afghanistan and the
ruinous state of the economy that a
tiny, poor, constantly fluxuating
Caribbean nation in a state of abso-
lute anarchy is not a top priority.
If the U.S. government is really
interested in promoting democracy
and American political ideologies
throughout the globe, as President
Bush has stated in dozens of speeches
throughout his administration and
recently implemented in his mili-
tary removal of Saddam Hussein
in Iraq and the Taliban regime in
Afghanistan, then why would the
president order the removal of a
democratically elected leader? He
could have just its easily propjxxi up
his cnimblinggovernment with light
military support in the capital.
This behavior runs counter to
the stated American goal of sup-
porting democracy throughout the
globe and is yet another stain on the
iresidency of Bush.
Bush, (:heney, Rumsfeld, Con-
doleeza Kice, (lolin Powell and the
rest ot the Bush administration are
constantly touting the advantages
of a Free Iraq and a Free Afghani-
stan. What about a Free Haiti?
Opinions in Brief
Life Decision
As a photographer new to the
world ol journalism, I wonder
what would make a journalist
risk life and limb lo cover a story
or gel a pit lure.
in recent years and numerous
news events you have heard about
photographers, cameramen and
journalists being shot or dying
to get a story. With the dangers
ol every situation known, you'd
think journalists wouldn't accept
such assignments - but they
do. constantly driven by some
unknown force to get it done.
I don't think that force is
purely lor the love of the job. I
think, in a lot ot cases, that drive
comes from the otential fame.
Getting the story no one has, get-
ting that one shot that no one else
could get being the first. It just
doesn't seem worth it to me.
Biggie sie steps down
People are suing McDonalds
because they are gaining weight
by ealing Mickey D's three times
a day. This is not McDonald's
fault. You choose what you eat.
If you decide to eat at McDon-
ald's three times a day, then It's
your fault if you gain weight.
With all the health-conscious
talk these days, I'm sure you
have heard that food cooked
in oil is not good for you. Are
all fast food restaurants going
to start serving only tofu burg-
ers and carrot sticks? Fast food
is a convenience food; when
you arc in a hurry, you stop by
McDonald's, Wendy's or Burger
King to grab a quick bite to eat.
these restaurants aren't meant
to be consumed three times a
day, every day. Do we need to
put a warning label on french
fry containers and hamburger
Cell phones are
a driving don't
With the fast-paced lifestyle
of many Americans, cell phones
have become a growing necessity.
But the more popular these
mobile tools get, the more safety
concerns surface.
According to a recent AAA Car-
olinas survey, 7.S percent of people
in the state think there should be
a law prohibiting the use of hand-
held cell phones while driving.
I agree. If you have driven
around Greenville lately, you
may have noticed the need for
this law.
Every time 1 go out, it seems
like I run into that preoccupied
cell phone driver who forgets their
blinker or sits talking when the
light has turned green. Answering
a phone while driving risks your
life and others' lives by your
neglect to concentrate on the
task at hand: driving.
A movie results in
a religious bandwagon
Tin- I'ussitm of The Christ has
raked in more lhan $51 million
in viewers and continues to sell at
the same pace lor the two weeks
it's been out.
The movie depicts Jesus
during the last 12 hours of His
life, supposedly leaving theaters
sitting in complete silence when
the credits roll at the end. I am
more than interested to see what
this life-changing hype everyone
has suddenly discovered about
Jesus' suffering is all about. We
have all known about His death
on the cross for as long as we can
remember so why is everyone
wailing until a movie comes out to
jump on the religious bandwagon?
What an embarrassing shame!
For those of you who've been
there all along and don't need
a movie to instill your religious
beliefs, good for you.

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Founders' Week festivities
includes day for students
Student union, SGA
TEC plan events
Though Founders' Week
is traditionally a celebration
of ECU'S founding fathers,
students will have a chance to he
esteemed for a day.
Student Appreciation Day
is March 23 and includes a free-
pig picking, deejay, band and
other events.
"ECU has a very rich his-
tory and by participating
in Founders' Week, students
become part of this his-
tory said Ian Baer, student
body president.
The Student Union, Student
Government Association and
The East Carolinian collaborated
to provide free events
for all students.
Lisa Crouse, Student Union
president, said all three
organizations contributed
equally and the Chancel-
lor's office matched their
contribution. She said the
goal was to provide free food
for students.
"The celebration Is for
students without the
students there would be no
Founders' Week Crouse said.
Founders' Week Events
Monday, March 22: Community Day
7:30 am. Community Leaders' Breakfast
at Jarvis United Methodist Church.
10 a.m. Chancellor's forum on health care
in Brady Auditorium.
Tuesday, March 23: Student Day
1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Student Appreciation
Events - Mendenhall Brickyard.
Wednesday, March 24: Student Day
11 am. Military Service Celebration - Vic-
tory Bell next to Christenbury.
5:30 p.m. - ECU Arts at the Amphitheater
8 p.m- Student Comedy Show (Hendrtx
Thursday, March 25: University Day
10 a.m. Founders' Week Convocation - Wright
11:30 am Lunch at the Mall (ticket Is required)
6:30 p.m. Founders' Awards Dinner - Murphy
Friday, March 26: Alumni and Patrons' Day
8 am Board of Trustees Meeting (Bradyl.
Saturday, March 27: Alumni and Patrons' Day
10 a.m. Bus tours for alumni classes.
6:30 i in Reunion social (Minges Coliseum)
Call 1-800-ECU-GRAD for more
There will be events in the
Mendenhall Brickyard from
1 p.m. - 6 p.m. The main event
will be a pig picking from 4 p.m.
- 6 p.m. Parker's Barbequc will
provide the food.
Food will be free to the first
1,000 students with a One card.
Antique photographs will be
taken from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
"Students get to go back in
time, one picture at a time
Crouse said.
Students will also be able to
make sand candy, edible art
in 23 different flavors.
Laser tag and photograph
puzles will also be offered.
A deejay will supply
music from 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Once the pig picking starts,
Cigar Store Indians will per-
form. Crouse said their music
has been described as a mix-
ture of rockabilly, country and
conventional rock and roll.
This writer can be contacted at
from page A1
halls, which don't close during
breaks, to help accommodate
Many students that are
staying around campus have
commitments keeping them
"I just have a lot of work
piled up right now, and staying
here with no distractions will let
me finally make some headway
into it said Joe l.ytle, sophomore
classical civilization major.
Another student wanted to
use the time off from class to
work and save up some money
for the second half of the
"I'm going to work more
hours over the break than I
normally do, so I'll be able
to afford to take some time
off and be well-studied for
my exams in May said Kyan
Phillips, junior biochemistry
Lucler pointed out several
things students should be aware
of if they stay on campus over
Spring Break. With fewer stu-
dents on campus, safety is a
paramount concern, especially
with the recent rapes.
Lucier said students should
stay in contact with friends
who are also staying over the
break and be aware of differ-
ences on campus, like areas that
are deserted much earlier in
the day.
Lucier said students should
also be aware that pest control
activities will take place in all
of the residence halls. With
the exception of subscription
magazines, mail service will
continue to the 10 academic
year halls.
For more information, stu-
dents should refer to the Spring
Break 2004 closing noticed that
will be distributed by Campus
Living before the break.
This writer can be contacted at
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Weird News
Yorkshire parents name girl
Diot Coke back in 1379, British
researchers find
LONDON (AP) - Naming your child
after a popular soft drink could
be seen as a little bit faddish, but
the parents of young Diot Coke
might be forgiven - they gave their
baby daughter the name in 1379.
Researchers at Britain s National
Archives believe that the girl,
born in West Riding in Yorkshire,
was the unfortunate victim of
the corruption of the name
Dionisia One of the diminutives
derived from that name on its
path to the modern-day Denise
was Diot The girl's surname is
believed to be a variation on the
name Cook
Woman arrested In Georgia
for trying to pass fake
million-dollar bill
COVINGTON. Ga (AP) -A Georgia
woman who tried to use a fake
$1-million bill to buy $1,675 worth
of merchandise at Wal-Mart was
arrested, and police later found two
more of the bills in her purse
The U S Treasury does not
make $1-million bills, but similar-
looking currency is sold in some
souvenir shops The fake bill
featured a picture of the Statue of
Liberty, police said 'It looks real,
but of course theres nothing real
about this said Stacey Cotton, police
chief in Covington, about 50
kilometers southeast of Atlanta
"People do crazy things all
the time"
A store clerk immediately noticed
the bill was fake when Alice
Pike. 35. handed it to her on Friday.
Cotton said
Pike then tried to use two gift
cards worth only $232 to buy the
merchandise, but when that did
not work she again asked to cash
the $1-million bill. Cotton said
State-funded brothel
visits denied
BERLIN (AP) - A court has rejected
an unemployed man's demand
for four government-paid brothel
visits a month to ensure his
"health and bodily well-being" while
his wife is abroad
The 35-year-old welfare recipient
sought about $4,020 Cdn a month
to fund the brothel trips, along
with eight pornographic videos
and transport costs to and from
a video store He sued the state
after authorities refused to pay
for his Thai wife to fly back
to Germany.
A court in the town of Ansbach threw
out the claim, saying social securily
benefits already cover "everyday
Firefighters respond to call at
own station
MELBOURNE Fla (AP) - Firefighters
responding to emergencies
here were in such a rush that they
forgot to turn off a fryer in iheir
kitchen So, the next emergency call
involved a fire that started at their
own station
No one was injured in the blaze
Thursday, because all four
firefighters working at the time
were out responding to several
A Cocoa Beach firefighter was driving
past and saw smoke escaping from
the firehouse and called 911.
The firefighters from Station 72 then
returned to fight the fire at their own
The building suffered a combination
of smoke and fire damage and the
battalion chief has asked the city for
a live-in trailer for the firefighters
He said the fire was accidental and
no one would be reprimanded
"Were human and this kind of
relays that to the public, that we're
just as human as them and we
make our own mistakes said
Battalion Chief Robert Apel.
from page A3
they're hungry. Buying Krocer-
iis mi .in empty ttonucrJ often
leads to poor nutritional choices,
High saW.
"Students often do not pay
attention to items on the very
bottom and tops of shelves, and
usualt) the Items .it eye-level are
more expensive I hey abo tend to
lun items that are single-servings,
when if you were to buy the same
thing in bulk, it would last longer
.mil lie cheaper High said.
Planning Is important for
snacks and breakfast.
"For snacks, raw vegetables
and fruit, crackers and yogurt
are very nutritious choices,
and breakfast is the most
important meal of the day. It
provides energy and improves
memory while controlling your
appetite and Ixxly weight High
said. at
least three of the four IikhI groups
in the food guide pyramid to
build a balanced breakfast.
High said it's a good idea
In stmk up on items like pasta,
beans, instant toocts, soups and
canned fruit at the beginning of
the semester to prepare for times
when money is tight.
Shoppers should carry cal-
culators and make grocery lists
when shopping to stay on target
with spending purchasing, High
This writer can be contacted at
from page A1
make the difference in
a presidential campaign.
Betty Nurse, the precinct
manager for campaign finance
for the Pitt County Hoard
of Elections, has a very
simple message for young
voters who are contemplat-
ing their participation in
November's presidential elec-
"Every vote counts said
"If students do not live
in I'itt County, they need to
get an absentee ballot
from their home and cast their
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on Wimbledon Drive. No deposit
required, March rent paid. (252)717-
5 bedroom House 12 block
from campus and 2 blocks from
downtown, $1500.00. 403 S. larvis
St. Available May 1st. Sign a lease
now for May to secure your house
for next year. 252-341-8331
Staying in Greenville this summer?
Two females needed to sublease in
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3 BR, 3 Bath, LR, kitchen, laundry,
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University Terrace, Brownlea Drive.
Call 252-240-1889
Needed someone to sub-lease 1 BR
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Washerdryer, cable, internet, $200
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Above BW-3. Apartments for rent. 2
and 3 bedroom. Available une, uly,
and August. Call 252-725-5458 or
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1,2 and 3 bedrooms. All units close
to ECU. Cypress Gardens, jasmine
Gardens, Peony Gardens, Gladiolus
Garden, Wesley Commons North,
Park Village, Cotanche Street, Beech
Street Villas and Woodcliff. Water and
sewer included with some units. Pets
allowed in some units with fee. For
more information contact Wainright
Property Management 756-6209.
13 utilities. Call 916-5668
Private bedroombath share
kitchen, laundry room, living room.
Patio, shed outside. Furnished or
unfurnished bedroom. $330mo.
Plus 13 utilities. CALL 757-497-
Tired of sharing a room and want
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at 252-245-1939.
2 Responsible female roommates
needed to share 3 bedroom 1 bath
house 2 blocks from ECU. $300 plus
Used Office furniture: Computer
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Co-sponsors: ECU Folk and Country
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Society of Greenville (795-4980).
An alcohol and smoke-free event.
countrydancers Location: Willis Bldg
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The daily Reflector is making two
$2,500 annual scholarships available
to undergraduate students at East
Carolina University who are interested
in pursuing a career in a media-related
fieid. Fields of study may include but are
not limited to journalism, advertising,
art, accounting, and computer services.
The recipients of the scholarship are
also invited to compete for a possible
internship with the newspaper.
Scholarship requirements Si guidelines:
must be at least a junior at ECU with
a minimum of two full-time semesters
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academic year and no grades below a
C in area of academic major, submit
scholarship application and supportive
materials to ECU by April 1, 2004.
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Greenville Centre, Suite 1100, 2200
South Charles Blvd. Greenville. NC
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Did You Know?
- TV news reporter Sam Donaldson (1934) and singer Bobby McFerrin
(1950) both call today their birthday
- This month is National Talk With Your Teen About Sex Month.
- Today is Nametag Day and Johnny Appleseed Day
- On this day in 1959, Raisin in the Sun, the first Broadway play by a black
woman, opened.
The Student Union will not be showing any films this week
Paragon Ragtime Orchestra
The S. Rudolph Performing Arts Series presents a performance by the
Paragon Ragtime Orchestra at 8 p.m. today 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.
Four Seasons Concert
The New Music Festival at ECU presents a Four Seasons Concert including
music of Chen Yi and Enesco's Ocfef in C Major at 8 p.m on Tuesday.
March 23 in the A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall. Tickets are $5-$10.
Founder's Day Music
The ECU Jazz Ensemble will perform for Founder's Day at 5 p.m. on
Wednesday. March 24 at the GreenvilleToyota Ampitheatre. This event
is free.
Four Seasons Concert
The New Music Festival at ECU presents a Four Seasons Concert including
music of Osvaldo, Golijov and Mendelssohn's Ocfef in E-flat Major
at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24 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.
Greenville LIVE:
A.J. McMurphy's
1914 Timbury Drive
Saturday, March 13,9 p.m.
Bill Lyerly
Chefs 505
505 Red Banks Road
Wednesday, March 17,7:30 p.m.
ECU jazz faculty and students
Christy's Euro Pub
301 S. Jarvis St
Tuesday, March 16,10 p.m.
Open mic night
City Hotel and Bistro
203 S.W. Greenville Blvd
Wednesday, March 17,7 p.m.
Coastline Band
122 E. Fifth St.
Friday, March 12,10 p.m
Live music
Saturday. March 13,10 p.m.
Live music
Courtyard Tavern
703 S.E. Greenville Blvd.
Sunday, March 14,7 p.m.
Two Fingers
El Ranchlto
315 E. Tenth St.
Thursday, March 11,7 p.m.
Mariachi Band
701 Evans St.
Thursday, March 11,10 pm
Saturday. March 12.10 p.m
Sunday. March 13,10 p.m
Open mic night
Mesh Cafe
1011-A Red Banks Road
Thursday, March 11,9 p.m.
Friday, March 12,9 p.m.
Saturday. March 13,9 p.m.
110 E. Fourth St.
Thursday, March 11,9 p.m.
Avett Brothers
Friday. March 12,9 p.m.
The Kickass. Art Lord and Killer
Saturday, March 13,9 pm
Seth Yacavone Band
Tuesday, March 16,9 p.m.
Live Music
Player's Choice
Community Square, Memorial
Thursday, March 11,10 p.m.
Saturday, March 13,10 p.m.
Players Retreat
1631 Pactolus Road
Thursday, March 11, 7 p.m
Saturday, March 13,9 p.m.
Live Music
Professor O'Cools
605 Greenville Blvd.
Saturday, March 13,9:30 p.m.
Wimple's Steam Bar
206 Main St Winterville
Friday, March 12, 7:30 p.m.
Don Cox
Saturday, March 13,7:30 p.m.
Ray and Bobby
Don't forget the
classic college party
essentials like a
deck of cards and a
Sunscreen and Aloe Vera gel are
essential for trips with a lot of outdoor
activities planned. �
Travel-sized cloths or paper towels
are great for road trip accidents
Tote bags are great for the
beach because they are
made out of strong material
and can carry all your beach
Cheap sandals are great
tor walks on the beach
and avoiding foot fungus
in a foreign shower.
Be sure to have
plenty of bottled
water on hand to
prevent dehydration.
Condense large I
cosmetic bags
into smaller, more
manageable ones
that take up less
A small, condensed cooler packs easily and works
better than those bulky Styrofoam ones The cooler
can also be used as another bag to take home
A large beach towel is not only useful for
staying dry, but can double as a blanket on a long
flight or car ride.
Tips to help prepare
the perfect suitcase
Although Spring Break is
a time to kick back and relax,
somedegreeof careful planning
is needed for a stress-free vaca-
tion. Deciding what to bring is
an aspect of Spring Break plan-
ning that is extremely vital.
Before you head out with
only a cooler and bathing suit,
take a look at the following list
of tips to help you pack the
perfect suitcase.
Roll clothes instead of fold-
ing them. Not only does it save
space, but clothes are less likely
to wrinkle.
Pack toiletries separately
from your other Items. House-
hold items like Zip-Lock bags,
empty coffee canisters and
empty film canisters are great
ways to store these items.
When packing a backpack,
place the heavier items at the
top to make your bag feel
lighter. Pack often-used items
close to the top.
To prevent theft, pack items
in a diaper bag. It's less likely
to be stolen and also has lots of
easily accessible pockets.
Dryer sheets can be used to
eliminate odors in your suitcase
and keep your clothes smelling
fresh. Pack them between your
clothes or inside shoes.
If you're traveling with
someone else, you can pack half
of your things In one person's
luggage and half in the other. So
if one bag Is lost or stolen, you
will have at least half of yowr
Don't forget to pack impor-
tant prescriptions and medica-
tions. Be sure to keep these
items in your carry-on bag so
you're guaranteed to have them
at all times.
Try to pack one pr two days
in advance. This way, you have
more time to reflect on what
you may have forgotten and it
will cut down on last-minute
stress before you leave.
If you really need to save
space, pack anything made of
material into a garbage bag and
suck the air out with a vacuum
hose. It's a much cheaper alter-
native to the space saver bags
sold in stores.
Always keep your name and
address on your luggage, even If
you are not checking your bags.
This will help lost luggage find
its way home.
When packing your jewelry,
thread necklaces though plastic
straws. This keeps the jewelry
from getting tangled.
Don't pack items that you
simply cannot live without (i.e.
sentimental items, expensive
jewelry) in luggage that you'll
have to part from. Chances are,
you may never see them again.
If you are traveling abroad,
be sure to pack all necessary
documents, as well as a trans-
lation dictionary, electrical con-
version plugs and a small calcu-
lator for currency calculations.
Pack clothespins. They can
be used to close snack bags,
hang up a wet swlmsult or
close hotel drapes that don't
quite meet In the middle.
If you are going to be shar-
ing close quarters with other
people, consider packing ear-
plugs and a sleep mask.
Garbage bags are a must for
any party destination.
Be sure to call the place
you are staying to find out
what they have. Many hotels
provide hair dryers and alarm
clocks which take up valuable
space in a suitcase. However,
many condos and beach houses
do not provide towels and bed
sheets - items that are crucial
to a comfortable stay.
Before you leave, cfjeck the
weather prediction for your
vacation destination and pack
Be sure to pack as many
disposable items as possible.
Travel-sized toiletries and
magazines can be thrown away
at the end of your trip, leaving
room for souvenirs.
This writer can be contacted at
featurest&theeastcaroiinian. com.
Greenville offers fun
during Spring Break
Many activities for
students in town
Many students don't have
the money or opportunity to
take a trip for Spring Break. For
those staying in town next week,
Greenville offers many activities
to keep students occupied.
Spring Break is a good time
to look for a job, as well as pick
up some more hours for students
who already are working. Job
seeking takes time and persis-
tence - a whole week Is an ample
amount of time to plan inter-
views and search out openings.
Since summer is approaching, a
summer job Is on many students'
"Since I am from Boston. I'm
just going to stay here and look
for a job while other students are
out of town said Addie Webster,
sophomore special education
For some students, school-
work will be on their agendas.
Even though it is Spring Break,
there are professors who still
assign projects and homework.
"Spring Break gives me a
chance to spend more time
working on my SPEC 4000 proj-
ect, when normally I would be
really busy with other things
said Elizabeth llodnett, junior
special education major.
Spring Break is a good time to
get in volunteer hours for those
whose classes require community
service. The Special Olympics
Basketball Tournament will be
March 19 - 21, and 400 volun-
teers are needed.
For the students who don't
see FUN page B3
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Funk band None the Wiser will play at Peasants March 20.
Orchestra provides
scores of entertainment
An orchestra of 12 is coming
to ECU with an era of entertain-
ment that will certainly take
audiences back to the time
when music was rarely heard.
Wright Auditorium will be
filled with the smooth melodies
of the Paragon Ragtime Orches-
tra at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March
The Paragon Ragtime Orches-
tra is recognized for their recre-
ation of original scores to various
silent films as they are simulta-
neously projected on screen.
The ECU program is entitled
The Clown Princes and features
the tunes to three timeless silent
films: Buster Keaton'sCViw, Harold
Lloyd's Never Weaken and Char-
lie Chaplin's The Immigrant. Both
scores and films are part of the
orchestra's personal collection.
"It's like going to the movies
with the extra benefit of live
music said Carol Woodruff,
director of Cultural Outreach.
The Paragon Ragtime Orches-
tra program will first include a
comedic introduction to acquire
the audience's attention, a

The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra plays tonight at 8 p.m.
Professional ragtime
group comes to ECU
number of songs from their turn-
of-the-century collection and a
lively march, letting the audience
march right out the doors.
The orchestra's wide reper-
toire includes ragtime music,
variety show hits, dance hall
favorites and novelty numbers.
They are also known for
remaking everything from blues
and waltzes to marches and
"This is a really cool show.
The musicians get really pumped
and put their whole lives into
their performance said Mary
Ruth Helms, senior technical
writing major who has witnessed
the show.
The Paragon Ragtime Orches-
tra is an ensemble of Juilliard
colleagues under the direction
of founder Rick Benjamin.
Benjamin, a former Juilliard
student, was assigned a research
paper on Arthur Pryor, an 1890s
conductor and music director. In
his search, Benjamin uncovered
over 4,000 pieces from Pryor's
personal collection. After listen-
ing to the collection, Benjamin
and friends decided to form a
group dedicated to them.
After their jumpstart perfor-
mance of a forbidden ragtime
recital at the Juilliard concert
see GROUP page B2

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Quick Picks: Album Review
Simpson re-releases
album with updates
With "Tlie Newlywedi"
television hit on MTV. Jessica
Simpson is on the celebrity hot
list and so is her new album, In
This Skin. The re-released In This
Skin is composed mostly of love
song! Simpson wrote about her
husband, Nick Lacbey.
In This Skin consists of 14
songs. Many arc love ballads with
a range from up-tempo, last to
llOW, serene tunes. great thing
alxiut the re-released alhum are
all the new goodies included.
Simpson shines using her
amazing souls on tracks such
as"l Have loved You "Everyday
See You" and "lake My Hreath
Away "lake My Breath Away" is
a duet with Simpson and l.achey
and (MB a honus track added to
the re-released album
lake My Itreatti Away is a'
i lassie remake of Berlin's song.
which was the lovemaking theme
lor lornruiseand Kelly McGll-
lis in the 1986 movie Top dim.
Simpson chose to have (lie song
added because it's her favorite
song, since it was also the song
playing when they shared their
tirst kiss.
I he new album also includes
a remake ot Robbie Williams'
"Angels Itesides including great
remakes, In This Skin also comes
with a DVD. Among the DVD
menu options are photo galler-
ies ol the couple.
Other DVD selections are
footage from Simpson and
I achey's wedding, as well as fea-
tures titled "The Night Before
"An txceptional Reception lb
the NinesI he look of Love"
and "The Magii Moment
There are also clips from their
hit show, "TheNewlywedscon-
sisting of bloopers and etra loot -
age not shown on the first season
Of the show.
In This Skin has two versions
of Jessica's hit single "With You
The second version is an acous-
tic song. Simpson's voice range
is incredible but still in a low
enough key to sing right along
with her.
The songs on the album
reflect the love she hjjs for
her husband and one can
almost imagine them together
while listening to her songs.
Lose is a theme that can make
any alhum a complete success
and In This Skbt is doing well on
the charts.
The Bottom Line: This is
a great album with many differ-
ent types ot beats and melodies,
but the common thread is that
all the songs are about love.
The DVD is a wonderful
bonus included if you already
love the TV show "The Newly-
This writer can be contacted at
ieatures&theeas tcarolinian. com.

Album Info
Title: In This Skin
Artist Jessica Simpson
Release Date: March 2,2004
Cinema Scene
Carmike 12
Agent Cody Banks 2 Destination
London - starring Frankie Muniz,
Anthony Anderson and Hannah
Spearritt Banks goes undercover
as a foreign-exchange student
in England Anderson will star as
Banks special operative handler,
much like Angie Harmon did in the
first installment Rated: PG.
Barbershop 2 - starring Ice Cube,
Cedric the Entertainer and Queen
Latifah Sequel to this falls runaway
hit - spend another day with the crew
of Calvins barbershop in the South
Side of Chicago. Rated: R
Broken Lizard's Club Dread - starring
Bill Paxton, Jay Chandrasekhar and
Kevin Heffernan Broken Lizard
is back - surrounded by limber,
wanton women on a Jimmy Buffet
wannabes booze-soaked island
resort But a machete-wielding killer
is loose on the island, turning this
tropical bacchanal into Club Dread
Rated: R.
Confessions of a Teenage Drama
Queen - starring Lindsay Lohan,
Adam Garcia and Alison Pill Rated:
Eurotrip - starring Scott Mechlowica
and Jacob Pitts An American teen
discovers that his German pen
pal who helped him translate his
homework is a beautiful girl and sets
off to Europe to meet her. Rated: R
50Rr8tDate8-starring Adam Sandier
and Drew Barrymore. Rated: PG-13
Hidalgo - starring Viggo Mortensen.
Malcolm McDowell and Omar
Sharif Mortensen plays real-life
19th century Pony Express courier,
Frank T Hopkins. In 1890, Hopkins, a
respected horse rider once known as
the best in the west, travels to Africa
to participate in a famous race known
as the Ocean of Fire The Bedouins
do not take kindly to him, and he has
only his horse. Hidalgo to lean on for
survival Rated: PG-13.
Monster - starring Charlize Theron,
The true story of Aileen Carol Wuomos,
a woman who grew up in an abusive
environment and became a prostitute
at age 13. In 1989. Wuomos began
killing her clients thai tried to rape
her Eventually, she was executed for
seven killings. Rated: R.
Miracle - starring Kurt Russell,
Patricia Clarkson and Noah Emmerich
The amazing story of the 1980 U S.
Olympic hockey team, which stunned
the heavily favored Soviet squad in
the semifinals to advance to the
championship game, inspiring the
famous question: "Do you believe in
miracles?" Rated: PG
The Passion of The Christ - starring
James Caviezel, Monica Bellucci and
Maia Morgenstern Rated: R
see CINEMA page B3
from page B1
hall, Thomas Frost, a famous
classical recording producer and
guest at the school the day of
the concert, called and asked for
a recording of the concert.
In 1988, the orchestra made
their debut at the Lincoln
( enter's Alice Tully Hall. The
performance was the first of its
kind at the Lincoln (enter by a
professional ragtime ensemble.
Since then, the Paragon Rag-
time Orchestra has been work-
ing together and touring the
country. For the past 15 years,
they have been regarded as the
leading example of popular
vintage American music. They
remain the world's most active
ensemble of its kind today.
In addition to touring, the
groupperformson radio programs
for the New York Times' WOXR,
National Public Radio, the British
Broadcasting Corporation and
the Voice of America networks.
The group was also sele ted
to be America's "Ambassador of
Goodwill" at the World's Fair in
Seville, Spain.
The orchestra even inspired
a dance at Walt Disney World,
where select attractions
play selections of the
orchestra's music as a theme. The
dance entitled Oh, You Kid!
premiered at the Kennedy Center
Opera House for four
performances, followed
by performances at the Ameri-
can Dance Festival by the
Paul Taylor Dance Company and
the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra.
The show is realistic right
down to the clothes and authen-
tic instruments. The group rep-
licates the attire from the I'llh
century by wearing bow ties,
tuxedo shirts, suspenders and
scruffy shoes on stage.
I he Paragon Ragtime Orches-
tra's vintage instrumentation
includes strings, woodwind and
brass instruments and percus-
The Paragon Ragtime Orches-
tra fully recreates the ragtime
era. With an interesting evening
of classic music accompany-
ing film, this orchestra is sure
to put on a great show. Free
goody bags and refreshments,
compliments of FRIENDS of the
S. Rudolph Alexander Performing
Arts Series who is the sponsor of
the event, will be provided for all
who attend.
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Attend the 2nd Annual
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Speaker: Dr. Gretchen Bataille, Senior Vice President for Academic
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Tuesday, March 23, 2004
Science and Technology Building - Room SZ3093:00-5:0O PM
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from page B1
have homework to deal with,
downtown's bars and cluhs will
still he waiting for people to
party. Most places have the same
weekly drink specials, karaoke,
live music and deejays.
"If I end up staying here,
I'm not going to do any home-
work and I am going to be
partying all week long said'Ires
Cobb, sophomore mathematics
Students have a chance for
down time to just relax and
enjoy the peacefulness of a less
crowded town.
Restaurants and bars or cluhs
downtown won't be too crowded,
which means a shorter wait to be
seated or order a drink.
A couple new restaurants
opened just in time for Spring
Break. Tavola located at 620
Red Banks Road, serves Italian
cuisine and SKedway, located on
ISO Maxwell St. oil ol Memorial
Dr has a NASCAR theme.
St. Patrick's Hay, Wednesday,
March 17, has plenty going on
to ensure a fun night. Mam's
Restaurant and Brew Mouse is
having a St. Patrick's Day part)
with live music, drink specials
and, of course, food.
A.J. McMurphy's will also
have live music by Travis Proc-
tor, drink specials and food.
Buffalo Wild Wings is having a
N IN Trivia night on St. Patty's
Day. The winning team gets a
$100 prize.
None the Wiser, a live-piece
band with a bluegrassfunk
reggae sound, will play at Peas-
ants on Saturday, March 20.
The ECU baseball team is
playing a few games over the
break at home. ECU plays
Charleston Southern March 12
- 14. With so many fans out ol
town, ECU sports will need some
extra support.
Another option is to go see-
the new movies that are i oining
out this Friday, such as Secret
Window and Spartan. On I riday,
Marc li 19, the Prince, Me and
Taking Lives will be in theaters.
II all else tails. .1 day trip is ,i
good substitution for boredom.
The beach is the most common
choice during warm weather.
Wilmington and Atlantic Beach
are the two popular places to go
because the drive is short.
Raleigh atid Chapel Mill are
also good places loi a da) "I
shopping or to visit friends you
might have in the area.
This writer can be contacted at
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Secret Window - starring Johnny
Depp. Maria Bellow and John
Turturro. Mort Rainey (Depp), finds
himself terrorized by a psychotic
stalker named John Shooter
(Turturro). Shooter finds him and
accuses the novelist of stealing his
idea for one of his books. Rated:
Spartan - starring Val Kilmer. Derek
Luke and William Macy. Scott (Kilmer)
is asked to investigate the kidnapping
of the president's daughter Luke co-
stars as Anton, a would-be Secret
Service agent, while Macy plays
Stoddard, the right-hand man to
Burch. the man who is leading the
investigation of the kidnapped girl.
Rated: R
Starsky & Hutch - starring Ben
Stiller and Owen Wilson The
adaptation of the TV show is a
prequel' to the television series,
about how the two police heroes
got together. Rated: PG-13.
Twisted - starring Ashley Judd.
Samuel L Jackson and Andy Garcia.
Newly appointed police detective.
Jessica Shepard (Judd), is on the trail
of a serial killer whose victims appear
to be men with whom she has had a
sexual encounter Rated: R.
You Got Served - starring Marques
Houston, Omarion, J-Boog and Fizz
Rated: PG-13.
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Stay Out of the Kitchen
With a meal plan from Campus Dining, there's no
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ECU baseball tops ASU, 8-1
Sports Editor
Assistant Sports Editor
ACC �s Pirates Challenge Needs Volunteers
The ACC versus ECU challenge is seeking volunteers to work with the
cancer benefit game held April 23. The meeting will be held in 247
Mendenhall tomorrow at 8:30 p.m. The barn-storming basketball game
features ACC seniors facing off against a team made up of ECU seniors.
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 them to avoid
confrontation and defend themselves as the situation dictates The program
will also cover basic personal protection theories as well as some of the
more recent philosophies on self-defense.
NCAA Basketball Tourney "Pick 'Em"
Do you think you know who is 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 128 SRC
Quick Start CanoeKayak
The adventure program is organizing a trip 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
Sports Briefs
Cook named to C-USA All-Freshman team
League officials announced Tuesday that ECU freshman Mike Cook was
one of five rookies named to the Conference- USA All -Freshman team. Cook
is joined on the team by Memphis forward and C-USA Freshman of the Year
Sean Banks, Charlotte center Martin Iti and DePaul guard Sammy Mejia
Cook ranks second among all C-USA freshmen in scoring and averaged
11.9 points per game in 16 league contests. Cook scored double figures
15 times, including 10 of the past 11 games. He scored a career-high 18
points against Charlotte on Feb. 7 and netted 17 on two other times. He
led the Pirates in assists 19 times and finished 13th in the league in assists
in conference games only. Cook handed out a career-high seven assists
against TCU and dished out five or more nine times Cook is the second
ECU freshman to garner all-freshman team honors Moussa Badiane was
named to the all-freshman team in 2001 -02. Over the past five games,
Cook has averaged 146 points and 5,4 assists per game.
NFL cancels opening-game klckoff concert
The NFL canceled plans for a third opening-game kickoff concert following
Janet Jackson's risque halftime show at the Super Bowl. The league held
free downtown concerts before its season-opening Thursday night games
the last two seasons, but NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said Tuesday that
commissioner Paul Tagliabue put an end to the concerts. Tagliabue
informed the owners of the decision on Feb. 12. less than two weeks after
Justin Tlmberlake tore off part of Jackson's costume, exposing her right
breast. Tagliabue was incensed at the action, which generated outrage
throughout the country and from Congress Two years ago. the NFL had its
first Thursday night opening game in New York and Jon Bon Jovi headlined
a concert in Times Square that afternoon. Last year, the opener was in
Washington and more than 100,000 people came out in the rain for a
concert featuring Britney Spears, Aerosmith and Aretha Franklin
Dolphins, CB Madison work out restructuring
Pro Bowl cornerback Sam Madison has restructured his contract to save
the Miami Dolphins about $3 million against the salary cap. Agent Gene
Burrough said Tuesday that Madison reduced his $8 million cap figure
to about $5.1 million. Madison will now make $6,5 million, including $6
million in bonuses Madison took pay cuts in the last three years of the
deal, reducing the 2004-07 total from $28 million to $18 million However.
Burrough said the contract is more beneficial to Madison because lower
cap figures in the final four years make retaining him more attractive
to the Dolphins Madison, who turns 30 next month, has started for six
Hawkeyes investigate sexual favors allegation
An independent investigator will look into a newspaper report that an Iowa
football prospect received sexual favors during an official visit last fall, the
university president said Friday David Skorton said his decision was in
response to a story in the Manhattan (Kan.) Mercury in which high school
quarterback Nick Patton. committed to play (or Kansas State next fall,
said he had consensual sex with a woman he met on the Iowa campus
Patton said the woman visited him "four or five" times in Kansas after their
initial encounter Patton said he wasn't certain whether the encounter was
arranged by his player host. Iowa linebacker Abdul Hodge, or if football
officials were involved.
Skins sign veteran punter Tupa
The Washington Redskins added yet another free agent when they signed
15-yearveteran punter Tom Tupa. who spent the last two seasons with
Tampa Bay. Tupa also has played for the Cardinals. Colls. Browns. Patriots
and Jets before spending the last two seasons with the Buccaneers He
started 11 games at quarterback for the Cardinals in 1991. Tupa replaces
another longtime NFL journeyman, Bryan Barker, who was cut last month
Barker had a career-low 30-yard net average in 2002. raising it to a modest
34.3 last season. The signing is the first this week after a record spending
spree in the first three days of free agency, when the Redskins spent nearly
$50 million in signing bonuses alone
f6.B. America Poll
1.Stanford (15-21
2.Texas 119-21
3.South Carolina 112-01
4.Rice 111-3)
5.Louisiana State (12-2)
6.Miami (Flat (11-3)
7.Auburn (13-11
8.Arizona State 115-2)
9.Long Beach State 111-41
10.Mississippi (11-0)
11.TULANE (10-3)
12.Texas ASM (14-21
13.Wichita State (3-01
14.Notre Dame (7-11
15.Florida Atlantic (16-1)
16.Florida (15-3)
17.Georgia Tech (8-51
18.UC Irvine 112-31
19.Arizona (9-6)
20.Oklahoma 110-31
22.Mississippi State 17-0)
23.ECU 112-3)
24.Florida State 111-51
25.Clemson 14-51
The Pirates bounced back from last weekend with an 8-1 shelling of the ASU Mountaineers
Pirates plate eight runs
in rainy afternoon affair
Mark Mlnicozzl had four
hits and three RBIs, and ECU
pounded out II hits as a team
as the Pirates cruised to another
victory, this time an 8-1 triumph
over Appalachian State.
With the wind chill in the
twenties, a nagging drizzle and
barely 100 people in the stands,
ECU Head Coach Randy Mazey
is glad that his team didn't come
out sluggish, considering the
extreme weather circumstances.
"It was a miserable day
Mazey said.
"We knew it was going to be a
tough day to hit. A team like this
can sneak up on you. there's an
opportunity for a let down again
coming off of a big weekend. The
weather was bad. The crowd was
bad. You never know
"But fortunately we came
out and scored three runs In the
first inning, and 1 think we set
the tone said Mazey.
After Mountaineer starter
Andrew Kline walked Brett l.ind-
gren with one out in the first,
Ryan Norwood, Drew Costanzo,
and Jake Smith stroked consecu-
tive singles to score l.indgren.
A bases-loaded walk to John
Popperl brought home another
Pirate run and was followed by
a Mlnicozzl Kill single to put the
Mountaineers in an early 3-0
hole. Mlnlcozzl's single was the
first of four hits on the day for the
sophomore, who was pleased to
come up big in the cold.
"I felt good today I just
tried to stay up the middle and
hit every ball solid MiniCOZZi
The talented third-baseman
showed some glove as well with
some highlight reel plays.
"It's been a while. I haven't
made a nice play In a long time,
so it felt really good to get back
out there and make one said
The game stayed relatively
close until the bottom ol the fifth
whe the Pirate offense exploded
for four runs off of lour hits and
three walks.
Mlnicozzl had a two-RBI
double to go along with an RHI
double off the bat of Brian (lava-
naugh and an RBI single from
Billy Richardson.
Carter Harrell picked up the
win on the mound, boosting his
record to 3-1 on the season. The
silky smooth right-bander scat-
tered seven hits, allowing only
one run while striking out four.
the Pirates improve to 13-3
on the season and will return to
action this weekend as they host
Charleston Southern beginning
Friday at 7 p.m. Came two is on
Saturday at 2 p.m. and the series
finale will be played on Sunday
at 1 p.m.
This writer con be contacted at
Pirates fall to Cardinals in first round
ECU finishes season in
heartbreaking fashion
Francisco Carcia's 22 points
and clutch free throw shooting
down the stretch helped the Lou-
isville i ardinals end the Pirates'
season last night, handing ECU
a 61-54 defeat in the first round
of the Conference LISA Tourna-
Neither team shot the ball
exceptionally well from the field
as both teams were below 35 per-
cent for the game with just under
nine minutes left. Louisville hit
on only three jump shots in the
first half; the rest of their 21
points came off of lay-ups. Both
teams also combined for 3.5 turn-
overs in the sloppy contest.
Mike Cook played well as
he poured in 14 points for KCU
while Moussa Badiane put up 12.
Derrick Wiley chipped in with 10
points, and Erroyl Bing had a big
night on the boards, snatching 13
rebounds in the close defeat.
the Pirates seemed in control
of the game during the second
half, but a few miscues let the
Cardinals right back in.
"1 thought a real key point in
the game was when we were up
four with about 14 minutes to go
and we had a couple of wide open
threes to go up seven and we did
not convert said Head Coach
Bill I lemon.
"When we had the lead in
the second hall we just lost our
patience, threw up some bad
shots and turned the ball over a
couple ot times, and you can't do
that against the caliber of a team
like Louisville
Although the loss ends the
season, llerrion said things are
very promising for the future of
Pirate basketball.
"I think what has happened
with our program is that we have
closed the gap athletically and
physically llerrion said.
The Pirates close out the
season with a 13-14 mark, but
that record doesn't truly tell
the tale ot the season this year
considering the amount of close
games they have played in and
lost, the Pirates came up short
in eight games decided by seven
points or less, and every loss was
suffered within C-USA.
Despite the disappointment
of the season ending with the
assurance of no postseason play,
coach llerrion was pleased with
I he effort the team brought to the
table last night.
"I am extremely proud of this
basketball team and the effort Jj
that these kids gave tonight. 3
Ours guys fought and gave every- g
thing they had �
This writer can be contacted at
The Pirates ended the season with a 13-14 record.
NCAA hopefuls on bubble watch
Teams compete for at-
large bids in tourney
Madness is beginning
to spread throughout the
country as the most exciting
month in college basketball has
Teams are looking to make
one last favorable impression
before the selection committee
fills in the brackets for the NCAA
tournament on March 14.
S( une teams are already danc-
ing after winning their rcspe -
live conference tournament.
Gonzaga heads the group with a
WCC conference tourney
the ags are an annual tour-
ney lock after going undefeated
through the WCC! on their way to
a No. 3 national ranking.
Central Florida, liberty, Va.
i ommonwealtb, Princeton,
Manhattan, Northern Iowa,
Murray State and K. Tennes-
see Slate have all wrapped
up automatic bids as they
hope to become 2004's Cinder-
ella story.
With the automatic bids
being claimed throughout the
week, there will be 34 at-large
bids out of a field of 65.
Many teams are on the
bubble, but after the projected
Maryland's McCray is fired up after a play against the Virginia
Cavaliers during first period action in their recent game.
locks are admitted into the tour-
ney, there could be anywhere
Irom live to eight spots open for
those bubble teams.
their resumes are sketchy
at best, but all of these squads
have the opportunity to further
impress the committee with a
solid performance in their con-
ference tournament.
Florida State, Virginia, and
Maryland (ACC)
five teams in the ACC are
guaranteed a spot in the Big
Dance, but one or even two of
these teams could join. Virginia
will most likely be left out, but
with a good showing in the t
tournament, coupled with the
Seminolesand lerps losing, they
could sneak in the backdoor.
Xavier, Richmond (A-10)
St. Joseph's dominated the
A-10 with an undefeated regular
season and No. I overall rank-
ing. An underrated Dayton
team will be the second team
from the A-10. Xavier and Rich-
mond will make a case - Xavier
is belter known, but it will be
Richmond picking up thai
third nod as long as they don't
falter early in the conference
Notre Dame (Big last)
the Big last will send at least
six teams just like the ACC, but
could Notre Dame make it seven?
Probably not. the Irish have a
tew quality wins, but their Id-11
record keeps them out. They will
base a shot at proving themselves
with two or three wins in the Big
Last tourney.
Colorado, Missouri
and Oklahoma (Big 12)
the Big 12 has four automat U
locks and only one ot these three
will make the tourney.
Colorado, Missouri and
Oklahoma are neck and neck
- whoever makes the biggest
splash this week will come out on
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Men's golf finishes 16th
The men's golf team
finished tied for 16th at the
GeneraJJrffl Hacklc-r Invitational,
presented by 1MIC
�nd hosted byoaslal Carolina
University after posting a 54-
hole score of 931. The tourna-
ment was being held at the par-
72, 6,950-yttd course at theTPC
cp Myrtle Beach In � onway, S( .
Nationally ranked Pep-
perdine (No. 31) distanced
itself from the field with a
second-round and tournament
record 281 and captured the
team title. I he Waves, who led
by 1H shots after two rounds, out-
pw ed the field of 19 teams with a
three-round total of 870, holding
"II a late-charging Arkansas bv
six shots (302-289-285876).
Alter shooting an open-
in round 308 and being tied
lor 14th, ECU (40-48-4) could
not overcome the tough condi-
tions and the course difficulty,
finishing tied lor 16th with UT
Arlington, and Charlotte.
li toe of I'epperdine led a
1-2 finish for the Waves, shooting
three-under 213 and defeating
teammate Randy Creighton by
one shot. Charlie Woo of Louis-
ville was third at even-par 216.
South Alabama's Colm Mont-
gomery recorded the shot of the
day as he recorded a hole-in-one
on the seventh hole, a 187-yard
par three.
Calle Andren led the Pirates
with a 43rd placement after post-
ing a S4-hole total 228 (76-75-
77). Senior Jason Harris finished
tied for 52nd with a 231 (78-77-
76), while Adam llowell finished
tied for 75th (80-84-73237).
"We continued to struggle
during this tournament said
Head Coach Kevin Williams. "V
are having a tough time trying
to find a starting lineup that will
produce on the course and put us
in a position to win
The Pirates will be back
in action on Saturday, March
13 when they head to
Davidson, NC tor the Birkdale
Collegiate Classic.
ECU Golf
Top Pirate Finishes
43 Calte Andren 76-75 77-228
T52 Jason Harris 78-77-76-231
T75 Adam Howell 80-84-73-237
T78 Philip Reale. II 77-82-79-238
T92 Jeff Crowe 77-85-81-243
Top Individual Finishes
1.Alex Coe IPEPI74-68-71-213
2Randy Crelghton IPEPI 71-69-74-214
3.Charlie Woo ILOUI71-75-70-216
Andrew Dahl IARK)76-70-71-217
5Michael Putnam IPEPI70-71-77-218
Top Team Finishes
I, Pepperdlne 292-281-297-870
2 Arkansas 302-289-285-876
3. UCF 302-289-288-879
U.S. athletes bracing for rude welcome
(KRT) � Lenny Krayzelburg
is a 28-year-old backstroker who
was born in Odessa, Russia, trains
in Studio City, Calif and already
has three Olympic gold medals in
his collection, all of them won
lour years ago in Sydney.
Krayzelburg is not much
different than all the other
American athletes who plan to
spend their August In Athens.
lie is hoping for the best. He is
braced lor the worst, just because
you have to be
"I've been on the national
team since 1996, and it's always
been the same thing: there's been
a lot of hostility to Americans
said krayelburg.
"You're l target. It could
be higher this time, or it
could not be. You'd like to
think the Olympic Games is a
i � �Ubr.ition ol humanity, but you
never know
Adds Terry Steiner, national
women's coach for USA
Wrestling, "We're a powerful
country, and not a lot of countries
believe in what we've done in the
last 18 months. They think we're
pretty arrogant people and want
things our way. We're against the-
world in a lot of ways
live months from now, the
modem Olympic (lames return
to their ancestral homeland.
where U.S. athletes, all 575. of
them, may well find themselves
in a competitive cauldron that is
a lot steamier than the 90-degree
heat Athens regularly serves up
in August.
For Americans, the most
pressing five-ring concerns at the
moment are not about whether
the local organizers, scrambling
to get a roof on the stadium and
the aquatic center and asphalt on
the marathon route, can finish
a seven-year project in the final
20 weeks. They're about making
sure the $800 million security
plan is fully functioning, and
implementing unprecedented
initiatives aimed at preparing
U.S. athletesfora reception main
predict will be about as warm as
thegreeting Barry Bondsextends
to Turk Wendell when they lirst
meet this season.
The U.S. Olympic Commit-
tee has a stated goal of winning
100 medals in Athens - a number
that is probably unrealistic when
you consider that the medal
count has gone from 108 in
Barcelona to 101 in Atlanta to 97
in Sydney, ft will be even more
unrealistic if athletes are under
emotional siege.
"When you're in an adverse
environment, one of the dangers
is that you can feel isolated
said Jim Page, the managing
director for sports performance
for the USOC.
"So we're trying to create
an environment where there's
a larger sense of team - of the
whole U.S. delegation going to
the Games as a team to compete
against the rest of the world
Last month in Guadala-
jara, Mexico, where the home
team knocked the U.S. men's
soccer team out of the Olym-
pics, a group of fans taunted
American players by chanting,
"Osama! Osama Even if that
ugliness - "It was in
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10 years old.
"It was easy Michael said.
All he had to do was lake the
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test was released last week as part
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dogs basketball program under
deposed coach Jim Harriett.
The course was taught, if
you can use that word, by Jim
Harrick Jr. He was an assistant
whose duties included coming
up with questions like: "How
many halves are there in a col-
lege basketball game?" The cor-
rect answer apparently qualified
for a Ph.D. in mathematics from
The exam has become a
national punch line, though
the joke isn't just on the Bull-
dogs. The entire college athletic
system is based on keeping per-
formers eligible, often to their
detriment. Professor Harrick just
exploited it.
He's even filed a federal
lawsuit against Georgia, claim-
ing he did nothing wrong. Oh,
to be in the courtroom when
the final exam is presented into
"Your Honor the school's
lawyer could argue, "a bunch of
fourth-graders could have aced
the test
We decided to find out.
Luckily, the team from St. James
Cathedra School was having its
season-ending cookout over the
weekend. The young Panthers
were much more interested in
playing basketball in the drive-
way than in taking an exam.
But higher education demands
The good news for Harrick's
case is that, unlike at Georgia,
everybody didn't make an "A
The best scores were 16 correct
answers oul ol 20 multiple-
choice questions. The worst were
8 misses, though the Panthers
had certain disadvantages.
They didn't have an entire
semester to study for the final.
Some questions were heavily
Georgia-centric, like name the
school's arena, coaching staff and
conference. And, oh yeah, these
students are 9 and 10 years old.
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Joey went with "Orange But he
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Recruiting standards need to be raised
(KRTi - Colorado's president
i mted some headlines last week
when she announced a new set of
recruiting standards purported to
be tin nation's toughest.
Even saw this headline:
"Colorado will he at competitive
A Competitive disadvantage
lor what?
( ant get that cornerback that
loves keggers1
No shot at a tailback without
a lap dance?
Cant close any parties out
by I a.m.?
Curfews and observance
ot local law hardly seem like
too much to ask of any NCAA
program's recruiting practices,
but then college athletics have
been above the law for a long
time now.
Not just at Colorado, either.
The rape charges m Boulder otn i-
ou sly a re t he g reater concern, but
the scandal is forcing colleges
all over the country to look at
guidelines in place to see what
they might be doing wrong.
'ou wouldn't think it'd be
difficult to figure out. A kid is
interested in a university, he takes
a weekend to check it out.
Meet some students and
staff. Check out the campus. Go
to a game. Maybe even visit the
department in your potential
But that's just me. Never fig-
ured on going off to investigate
I he gateway to my future and end
up calling mom and dad from the
Of course, I didn't run a 4 i
40, either. Makes a lot of differ-
ence, apparently.
Until Elizabeth Hoffman ,
came up with her guidelines
at Colorado last week, no one
thought anything oi athletes
entertaining teenagers at strip
clubs or bars and plying them
with booze.
Nothing against it in the
player handbook, anyway.
And what are the chances that
coaches didn't know what was
going on?
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during football season; visits
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top Missouri could be the most
disappointing. Some experts pre-
dated a final lour appearance
and now the Tigers could see a
NIT appearance with their 15-12
reiord. I heir strength of sched-
ule is a plus, hut Oklahoma atid
Colorado have identical records
at 18-9.
Michigan State (Big Ten)
The Hig Ten has been some-
what weak this year and the
Spartans looked done at the
beginning of the season. Head
Coach Tom Lzzo has them play-
ing much better now and with
a 17-10 record and a strong
schedule, MSU will belong once
BVU and Utah (MWC)
Air force is in with a 22-
5 overall record and BYU has
the slight edge over Utah as ol
now. BYU has a much higher
RPI rating, but Utah will get in
with a 21-8 record, barring an
early exit from the conference
Washington (l'ac-H)l
The Pac-IO has been another
weak conference this season with
Stanford and Arizona the only
sure locks into the Big Dance.
Washington is 17-10 after being
the only team to beat the Car-
dinals this season, but will that
Ik- enough? The numbers say no
- the I luskies RPI is 76 and SOS is
at 8). The committee looks favor-
able on how a team finishes and
Washington ison 12 of their last
14 games. I wo more will put
them in.
(.eorgia (SBC)
The SEC is the only confer-
ence with seven teams guaran-
teed a slot, but eight is a slim
possibility. The Bulldogs are 15-
12 and a loss in the Sl'( tourney
will make 13, a lew too many for
tiie committee
UTKP and Nevada (WAC)
UTKP (22-6) has been a great
story after winning only six
games a year ago, but Nevada's
RPI of 17 is too strong
It will more than likely come
down to the winner of the confer-
ence tOUTtW) and the other will
be left out.
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