The East Carolinian, March 25, 2004

Volume 79 Number 130
March 25, 2004
Fair tests luck, stomachs
The rising cost of tuition has worried some ECU students.
Student, faculty reactions
mixed on tuition increase
Many understand
monetary need
The $300, three-year pro-
posed tuition increase was
amended and passed as a one year
increase of $225 by the Board of
Governors last Friday, but stu-
dents and faculty have mixed
feelings about the outcome.
Jordan Mills, junior geogra-
phy major, said he doesn't like
how ECU' tuition is continu-
ally rising but can understand
the need for the increase.
"Everyone needs money, is
the reality, and there is infla-
tion said Mills.
Mills said paying the higher
cost would be difficult for him
and his family.
"My dad died, so now it's just
my mom and I Mills said.
Mills said he does not feel
ECU has "cut him any slack" in
paying tuition despite his family
"I think they just see it as
a black and white issue Mills
Meredith Fortescue, senior
marketing major, said she thinks
the decision is fair because part of
it is going to financial aid, which
will help more students attend
college. She said the increased
faculty salaries would give the
professors more of an incentive
to work at ECU.
"If 1 was here next year, it
wouldn't affect my decision to
come here or not said Fortes-
Brandon Benfield, senior
construction management
major, said he does not feel ECU
is spending the students' money
appropriately with the tuition
see TUITION page A3
Jessica Draper, junior English and women's studies major, and Celia Wells, sophomore English major, throw Ping-Pong balls
into fish bowls during the fair that will run through Sunday, March 28, in the parking lot of Carolina East Mall. The fair offers
more than 10 rides, including a Ferris Wheel, Tilt-a-Whirl, Zipper, Spider and an old-fashioned carousel.
SGA tickets launch campaigns
Tuition, communication
tickets' top priorities
The Student Government
Association elections are
approaching quickly, and the two
tickets are racing to have their
to issues like
tuition, safety
and student
student body relations heard.
Current SGA Secretary Shan-
non O'Donnell is running for
president on Ticket One this
She said since the tuition
increase was decided upon
by state legislators and the
Hoard of Governors, the best
way for students to combat the
increase is to become registered
voters and get involved in state
elections. Part of her ticket's
platform is to sign up 2,004
voters during the year 2004.
The other candidates on
ticket One are David llerndon
for vice president, Brad Greaver
Executive candidates face
student body in '04 debate

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Candidates answer students' questions at the Wednesday debate.
Candidates from Tickets One and Two have decorated ECU with their campaign materials.
for treasurer and Jackie Lum-
bertson, current Pan-Hellenic
president, for secretary.
Ticket Two consists of current
Student Body President Ian Baer
for reelection, Marcus "Wayne"
Connor Jr. for vice president,
current Treasurer Joseph Payne
for reelection and Victoria
Mclntosh for secretary.
"One of the things that's
important to me personally,
and important to my ticket, is
keeping education affordable for
students said Baer.
If reelected, Baer said he
promises to continue lighting
tuition increases.
lie also said he would like
to improve communication
between the student body and
SGA officers. Part of this plan
involves the development of a
new Web site he said should be
up in April.
"I guarantee we'll have more
outlets for communication next
year like a campus e-mail
Baer said.
He said he wants to
increase student awareness of
the services available through
see LAUNCH page A5
Campus vandalism raises concerns
Police, conflict office
say penalties vary
An increase in vandalism has
struck ECU recently.
The destruction of post-
ers on a bulletin board in Slay
Hall celebrating Black History
Month - posters of famous
African Americans - was dis-
covered Feb. 27. Someone drew
nooses around the necks of the
people depicted on the posters in
red magic marker.
On March 22, a student
reported an undetermined
object was thrown at a
window in Scott Hall,
breaking it.
A woman reported damage
to the windshield of her car,
which she parked at Reade
Street, Lot 3. In other incidents,
a student reported on March
4 that someone stole his
hubcaps and damaged his
windshield while the car was
parked near Minges Coli-
seum; the same day, someone
reported there had been writing
scratched into the wall of the
government document section
at Joyner Library.
One night the tires of 11
vehicles were slashed.
see CRIME page A5
A window was broken in the Old Cafeteria Building when
someone threw an apple at the glass.
Tickets'platforms split
The executive offices met
for debate Wednesday night and
disagreed over
which issues
pose the big-
gest problems
for ECU.
ticket One is composed of
Shannon O'Donnell, David
I lerndon, Brad (ircavcr and Jackie
Their platform concentrates n
improving the safety and security
of students on campus, while also
maintaining representation.
"The main thing we need to
work on is definitely safety said
Shannon O'Donnell, student
body secretary and candidate for
"We have had two rapes
on campus, and this is some-
thing we must protect ourselves
from. We implemented the safety
walk, and we got out there and
suggested things that needed to
be changed
ticket Two is running Ian
Baer, Marcus "Wayne" Conner
Jr Joseph Payne and Victoria
Their platform concentrates
on bringing more attention to the
increasing tuition and fees
imposed on the student body.
"Tuition and fees are huge
issues said Ian Baer, student
body president and candidate for
"Our families, our brothers
and sisters, our friends are suffer-
ing from the burden of tuition.
We have been trying to get the
amount of tuition and fees reduced
because students do have a voice
regarding tuition
When asked to grade 2003-04
SGA administration, O'Donnell
said because of personal
issues and lack of dedication to
its positions, their administration
deserved a C minus.
"We're a paid position. When
we don't do our jobs, we're rob-
bing you students of your
money but right now we're
not working as hard as we can for
the students. Trying to provide
more for the students is what
drives me and my ticket
O'Donnell said.
Baer said he chose not to use
a letter grade to judge his admin-
istration because there is always
room for improvement.
"I plan to reach the students
by bringing more forums next
year, bringing more students
together and asking them what
they want. And also putting more
editorials in the newspaper to
inform students of what's going
on Baer said.
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Nutrition Awareness
throughout March
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� healthiest type of salt a person can consume.
The average American eals enough fat daily to equal the amount in a stick of butter.
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counterterrorlsm chief
Repairs are planned to llx the problem
that has been causing Wright Fountain
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The Pirates will hold their annual
Purple-Gold game this weekend at
Dowdy-fHcklen Stadhm
Dorft target The undergraduate
symposium Is Friday from
8 am - 4 pm on the second
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Graduation Fair
The Dowdy Student Stores hosts a fair for May graduates today from 10
am. - 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
Undergraduates Symposium
The Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Committee hosts the
second annual undergraduate symposium Friday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. on
the second floor of Mendenhall Student Center Research from different
academic fields will be presented Refreshments will be served
Board of Trustees
The ECU Board of Trustees will meet Friday in 2W 38-40-50 Brody
at 8 am
Summer and Fall Registration
Registration for summer sessions and (all 2004 semester begins Monday.
March 29
Sophomore Survey
Students who have completed 45-60 credit hours. 30 from ECU, must
take the Sophomore Survey before pre-registering tor summer or fall 2004
semesters The survey is available online at OneStop
Women Inventors Presentation
Ethlie Ann Vare. co-author of Patently Female: From AZT to TV Dinners
Stories of Women Inventors and The Breakthrough Ideas will present a
tree account of the women behind familiar products, discoveries and
innovations Tuesday, March 30 at 7 p.m. in Hendrix Theatre.
Co-ops and Internships Workshop
Career Services offers a co-op and internship workshop Tuesday, March
30 from 3 30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m In 1012 Bate
Writers Reading Series
Ethelbert Miller, director of the Afro-American Resource Center at Howard
University and author of the poetry collection "Buddha Weeping in Winter
will speak Tuesday. March 30 at 3 p m. in the Mendenhall Social Room
and at 7 p m In the Willis Building
Hie Sharing Discussion
School officials and students will participate in a discussion about the
positive and negative aspects of peer-to-peer file sharing Tuesday. March
30 from 7 p m - 8 p m in 221 MSC
Whichard Lecture
Whichard Distinguished Professor of Humanities David Armstrong. Ph D
will give a lecture on "The Scope and Limits ot Human Knowledge"
on Tuesday. March 30 at 730 p.m in 1032 Bate A reception will follow
the lecture
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 a m or in advance at www habitathomerun com Volunteers are also
needed Call 758-2947 for more information
Cash for Cats
Volunteers are needed to collect donations to provide medical care for cats
on Saturday March 27 from 8am -2pm at local Food Lions Contact
Greg Smith at 717-6339 for more information
Parents Council Nominations
The Office of Advancement for Student Lite and the Parents Council
Nominations Committee are seeking nominations of parents for the 2004-
05 Parents Council Call Cheryl Kite at 328-9585 for more information
Commencement Registration
Degree candidates who wish to participate in the May 8 ceremony must
make a reservation through Onestop
Monday. April 5 is the last day lo remove mcompletes given during fall
semester 2003
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
ECU Child of Faculty Scholarship
Current or accepted ECU students who are children of active or
retired faculty qualify (or the $1,600 ECU Retired Faculty Association
Undergraduate Scholarship Applicants must have a projected or actual
collegiate GPA of 3.0 and be pursuing their first undergraduate degree
Applications are due by April 9 Contact Vicky Morris at 328-9573 for
more information
Paper Person
The student at the top of todays paper is Joanna Mosley. freshman
nursing maior
News Briefs
UNC settles part of 1998 lawsuit
from soccer player
CHAPEL HILL (AP) - North Carolina
will pay a former soccer player
$70,000 and enroll its women's
soccer coach in sensitivity training in
a partial settlement of a 1998 sexual
harassment lawsuit, school officials
said on Tuesday
Debbie Keller was one of two former
Tar Heel players vvho filed the $12
million lawsuit in 1998
In the lawsuit. Keller and Melissa
Jennings contend Coach
Anson Dorrance sexually harassed
them by asking questions about
their sex lives. Keller further
alleged that Dorrance made
unwanted phone calls and physical
contact that amounted to assault
and battery
Keller claimed in the lawsuit that
Dorrance interfered with her attempt
to win a spot on the 1999 US national
soccer team
Jennings' side of the lawsuit is
scheduled to go lo trial in US. District
Court in early October.
Gay couple sues Durham
County after being denied
marriage license
DURHAM (AP) - A gay couple sued
Durham County on Monday after
being denied a marriage license
Richard Mullinax. 36, and
Perry Pike, 41, walked into the Durham
County Register ol Deeds Office on
Monday, completed an application
and were denied a marriage license
The couple of five years then walked
across the street to the courthouse
and sued the county
The couple's lawsuit contends that
the county has to issue the marriage
license, even though it would have
only symbolic meaning. State
law invalidates any claim of
marriage between people of the
same sex
'Having an invalid license, to us. is a
part of the process of having a public
dialogue Mullinax said
Register of Deeds Willie Covington
said the law gave him no choice.
U.S. Embassy closes in Emirates
after 'specific threat Embassy In
Saudi Arabia closes temporarily
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates
(AP) -The U.S. Embassy in the
Emirates closed Wednesday after
a "specific threat" against it Anti-
American protests and fears of a
terror attack prompted tighter security
at other potential US. targets in the
The U.S. Embassy in Riyadh. Saudi
Arabia, briefly closed Wednesday
after rumors spread of an explosion
Security was tightened even further
near the embassy in Cairo. Egypt, and
protesters were chased away from the
embassy in Bahrain
Security was heightened after Israel's
assassination of Sheik Ahmed Yassin,
founder of the Hamas militant group
in the Gaza Strip, prompted calls
for revenge against Israeli and
American targets The United
States, while expressing concern
about the killing, is widely viewed in
the region as Israel's protector and as
unwilling to curb its actions against
Mars rocks formed at shore of
long-gone body of saltwater
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - A salty pool
of liquid water once sloshed on Mars,
ebbing and flowing in an environment
that could have supported life eons
before a NASA spacecraft visited the
now dry and frozen spot, the space
agency said.
The Opportunity rover turned up the
evidence while probing an outcrop of
finely layered rock at its landing site
on Mars, where the six-wheeled robot
landed two months ago Scientists
said the rock likely formed in water,
which evaporated to leave layer after
layer of sediment behind.
"If we are correct in our interpretation
this was a habitable environment
said Cornell University astronomer
Steve Squyres. the mission's main
"These are the kinds of environments
that are very suitable for life
Opportunity previously found clues
that water once soaked rocks at
Meridiani Planum, a broad and flai
region of the planet. Those initial
results left it unclear whether it was
ground or surface water
European Union hits Microsoft
with record fine, orders
business changes
BRUSSELS. Belgium (AP) - The
European Union declared Microsoft
Corp guilty of abusing its "near
monopoly" with Windows to squeeze
competitors in other markets and hit
the software giant with a record fine
of 4972 million euros ($613 million)
The EU's antitrust authority said that
"because the illegal behavior is still
ongoing it was also demanding
changes in the way Microsoft
It gave Microsoft 90 days to offer
computer manufacturers a version
ot Windows without the company's
digital media player, which lets
computer users watch videos and
listen to music and is expected to
be an important market as such
Internet content becomes even more
pervasive in coming years.
World leaders join Spain
at state funeral for Madrid
bombing victims
MADRID. Spain (AP) - World leaders
joined Spanish royalty and families
of the 190 victims of Madrid's train
bombings on Wednesday for a state
funeral paying tribute to those killed in
the nation's worst terrorist attack.
As a cold drizzle fell on the
Spanish capital. King Juan Carlos
and the rest of the royal family shook
hands with US Secretary of State
Colin Powell and other dignitaries
as they filed into the 19th century
Almudena Cathedral for a midday
Spaniards have suffered from Basque
separatist attacks for decades, and
the highest death toll was 21 in
But the March 11 rail attacks, in which
Islamic extremists are the prime
suspects, have dwarfed that figure.
Besides the dead, more than 1,800
people were injured when 10 bombs
concealed in backpacks ripped
through four crowded commuter
trains during the morning rush hour.
Plans for repair of Wright Fountain in works
Landmark could cost
ECU up to $400,000
If you've noticed that some-
thing doesn't look quite right
about the fountain at Wright
Circle, you're correct.
Ken Kisida, executive direc-
tor of facilities Services, said
there is a sinking problem with
the fountain.
Though trie exact nature of
the problem is unknown at the
present time, it appears that a
leak in one oi more of the pipes
beneath the fountain is contribut-
ing to erosion of the soil around
the pipes and the earth beneath
the fountain itself.
To determine what the
problem is, Facilities Services
has inserted a camera into the
fountain's drainage system. But
even with the camera, making
an exact diagnosis of the leak's
location has been difficult.
"It's just tough to find exactly
where the problem is because
there a lot of different things
underneath it said John GUI,
assistant director of Facilities
Services ground services.
Kisida said Facilities Services
has been filling in theearth while-
see WRIGHT page A6 Cameras were placed under Wright Fountain to find a leak
Confusion hampered CIA efforts to stop bin Laden
efforts to slop Osama bin l.aden
before the Sepl. 11 attacks
were hindered by confusion
over whether intelligence
officers were allowed to
kill theal-Qaida leader, a federal
commission said Wednesday.
The A also had depended
too much on Afghan indigenous
groups to attack bin l.aden and
CIA Director George Tenet
understood its chances of suc-
ceeding were only 10 percent
to 20 percent, the federal com-
mission on the Sept. II, 2001,
attacks said in a preliminary
If officers at all levels of
the agency questioned the
effectiveness of the most active
strategy that policy-makers
were employing to defeat
the terrorist enemy,
"the commission needs
to ask why that strategy
remained largely unchanged
throughout the period leading
up to 911 the report said.
Tenet appeared before
the panel Wednesday, the
second day of hearings with
Hush and Clinton administra-
tion officials as the commis-
sion examines diplomatic,
military and intelligence efforts
to stop al-Qaida before the Sept.
11 attacks against New York and
The commission's findings
are to be released this summer
and are likely to provide fodder
for both Republicans and
Democrats in their tall election
campaigns. ,
Also appearing Wednesday
was Richard Clarke, ciiun-
terterrorism adviser in both
administrations. In a newly
published book, Clarke
accuses President Bush of
ignoring the threat posed by
al-Qaida until the day of the
Clarke's charges were
strongly rebutted Tuesday by
Defense Secretary Donald II.
Rumsfeld and Secretary ol State
Colin Powell.
They said they were going
beyond past practices of carry-
ing out retaliatory strikes and
had been developing a strategy
lor defeating al-Qaida.
Tenet told the commission,
"Clearly there was no lack
of care or focus in the face of
one of the greatest dangers our
country has ever faced
In August 2001, the CIA
gave Hush a highly secre-
tive assessment on whether
terrorists might attack the
United States.
It included no "specific,
credible information about
any threatened attacks In
the United States according to a
second report released
by the commission Wedneday.
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Supreme Court takes up Pledge of Allegiance
case, new poll shows public supports salute
WASH I NCilX )N (Al) � Amer-
icans overwhelmingly want the
phrase "under (iod" preserved in
the Pledge of Allegiance, a new
poll says as the Supreme Court
examines whether t he classroom
salute crosses the division of
church and state.
Almost nine in 10 people said
the reference to liod belongs in
the pledge despite constitutional
questions about the separation of
church and state, according loan
Associated Press poll.
The Supreme Court was hear-
ing arguments Wednesday from
a California atheist who objected
to the daily pledges in his 9-
ycar-old daughter's classroom.
He sued her school and won,
setting up the landmark appeal
before a court that has repeatedly
barred school-sponsored prayer
from classrooms, playing fields
and school ceremonies.
The pledge is different, argue
officials at Klk (Jrove Unified
School District near Sacramento,
where the girl attends school.
Superintendent Dave Cordon
said popular opinion is on their
side - but that's not all.
"It's not a popularity con-
test. If something is wrong, it
should be corrected. No matter
how many people support it
he said.
"The argument that 'under
Cod' in the pledge is pushing
religion on children is wrong
on the law. It's also wrong from
a common sense perspective
Doens of people camped
out on a cold night, bundled in
layers and blankets, tobeamoiiR
the first in line to hear the land-
mark case.
"I just wanted to have a story
to tell my grandkids said Aron
Wolgel, a junior from American
Supporters of the pledge
began the day outside the court,
under sunny skies, reciting the
pledge and emphasizing the
words "under (iod
"Under God" is OK in pledge, said 90 percent of Americans.
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to work at ECU.
"If I was here next year, it
wouldn't affect my decision to
come here or not said Fortes-
Brandon Benfield, senior
construction management
major, said he does not feel ECU
is spending the students' money
appropriately with the tuition
"1 feel ECU is overlooking
the most obvious needs of its
students said Benfield.
"With the several rapes
and armed robberies that have
occurred in the dorms this
year, ECU needs to use its fund-
ing to increase the security on
Benfield said he would like to
see the students' money used to
ensure student safety, and other
funding should come from ol hei
Parents may be reluctant to
send their kids to school here if
safety is not a priority, Benfield
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The Board of Governors
did not approve a system-wide
tuition hike for LFNC schools.
Chuck Hawkins, senior associ-
ate vice chancellor for financial
services, said the majority of
the need for the UNC-system
increase was due to the state of
I he economy.
"The economy is improving
in North Carolina but still lags
111 the rest of the country said
The ECU increase will be
distributed to professor salaries,
financial aid and improved
advising programs.
Hawkins said ECU'S tuition
still remains relatively low com-
pared to other state schools in
the nation, and the increase
should not deter students from
coining to the university.
"We are still adding money
to financial aid and we are still
in the lower 25th percentile
ol tuition rates in the country
for four-year public schools
Hawkins said.
David Bjorkman, assistant
chemistry professor agreed.
"The state of North Carolina
has always been extremely gen-
erous in giving money to educa-
tion to make it available lo as
many students as possible said
North Carolina universities
benefit the economy by luring
out-of-state students whose
native states' institutions have
higher tuition.
"North Carolina makes
money by educating New Jersey
students who find it cheaper to
pay out-of-state tuition in North
Carolina than in-state tuition in
New Jersey Bjorkman said.
Bjorkman said he feels the
tuition increase is the result ol
a decreased amount of federal
money available, which affects
more than college tuition.
"Greenville raised properly
tax because federal monev is
drying up Bjorkman said.
Joseph I lagan, associate pro-
fessor of accounting, agrees the
tuition increase is a result of the
absence of federal funds.
"The political reality today
is a state has more responsibility
from the federal government
said I lagan.
Il.igan said the state must
either raise taxes or cut spend-
ing, and at the political level they
refuse to raise taxes, so they have
to cut spending.
Hawkins said the HOC under-
stood the need for an increase
and was able to make the right
decision despite pressures from
students and governor of North
Carolina not to raise tuition.
"I think the BOG did a good
job with all the pressures on
them and the tuition Increase
will help but we still have a ways
to go Hawkins said.
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A message to
the MLBPA:
Stick by what
your mission
says. If you
want to
do what's
best for the
game and
the athletes
that play it,
support a
change in
drug testing.
Everywhere in baseball, front office or MLBPA,
you always hear about "the good of the game,
what is good for the game
Steroids aren't, that should be pretty clear. How-
ever, it appears some believe that's debatable.
What is undoubtedly clear is that the players'
union couldn't care less about what is good
for the game.
There is no room for steroids in any sport, let
alone baseball. Protein supplements and such
are fine if you want to give your body a boost
in building muscle, but anything past a simple
nutrient assistant is cheating - period.
Almost everyone in baseball shares that opin-
ion in some way. shape or form and those that
don't probably grew a few hat sizes in the last
couple of years.
The drug testing that the MLB has in place
now is a joke, and it won't change as long as
the players' union keeps fighting a change in
policy. Not to mention the simple fact that the
organization is fighting a change is a hypocriti-
cal stance.
When you sit back and say that your organiza-
tion wants what's best for the game and its
players, that includes making it 100 percent
clear that cheating will not be condoned nor
Steroids are cheating, in perhaps its most hei-
nous form. In addition to hurting the game, it
hurts the players.
Anabolic steroids are not something to kid
around with; they have serious negative
effects on the body. Although athletes may be
performing better for a few years, their health
will decline severely with continued use - or
any use, for that matter.
A message to the MLBPA: Stick by what your
mission statement says. If you want to do what's
best for the game and the athletes that play it,
support a change in drug testing.
Bring in a third party to test the players in the
off-season, have more random tests during the
season, and try to remove the taint that may very
well cover baseball for a long time if nothing is
done soon. It's for the good of the game.
California politicians
living in a fantasy world
I supxse it's nice to know that
some things never change. The sun
rises in the east, the earth orbits the
sun, you pay taxes, and .ililorni.i
I� ilitic 1,1ns live in a fantasy world.
Two notable occupants of this
altered reality are apparent from
recent events. First, of course, is
ex-governor (iray Davis, removed
from office for brazenly lying to
voters and spending the state into
near bankruptcy. Second, and my
current favorite, is California state
Senator John Vasconella.
Senator (then Assemblyman)
Vasconella gained notoriety in the
early 1980s liy promising and chain -
planing the creation of a "California
lask force to Promote Self-Lsteem
which was actually created in 1987.
lie was also an early proponent
for legalizing what he apparently
already has a lot of experience with:
marijuana. For "medicinal" use only,
oi course.
Senator Vasconella introduced
a proposed amendment to the Cali-
forniainstitution on March 8 that
is Ix'ing called the "Training Wheels
lor Citizenship" hill. This proposed
amendment would extend the right
to vote to children as young as 14
years ol age. That, in and of itself, is
enough to require a reality check, but
the good Senator took his idea one
step further, lie suggested that 14
and 15-year-olds would only count
lor one-quarter of a vote. Children 16
and 17 would le granted a whopping
one-half of a vote.
1 low is this concept any differ-
ent than counting slaves as three-
fifths ol a Jerson as was done early
in our history?
Senator Vasconella's plan takes
a segment of the population and
officially recognizes them as less
than full citizens. And this is the
man who championed the "Self-
Esteem lask Force
Me wants to tell hormonally-
hyper teenagers that for the most
art are trying to find their self-
esteem that they are not "deserv-
ing" of full recognition. And this
plan is actually receiving support
from his fellow Democrats. Three
of them, Sen. Edward Vincent and
Assemblywomen Carol Liu and
Sarah Reyes signed on early, and
more are following.
The Democrats portray them-
selves as champions Of sensitivity,
compassion and personal rights,
yet they are perfectly willing to
assign 14 tot 7-year-olds less than
full "rights" when it suits their
purpose. And make no mistake,
this proposal is not about "compas-
sion or any other catchy phrase
that someone will undoubtedly
come up with, it is al)out political
power, pure and simple. But instead
of delving into the nefarious reason-
ing behind the bill, let's examine
why it is such a terrible idea. I'll try
to keep the list short.
First, the idea of counting any-
txxly, for any reason, as less than
a full person is repulsive. For that
reason alone, this proposal should
fail and Senator Vasconella shcxild
be required to attend "sensitivity
training" for his transgression.
Second, the U.S. Constitution
dex's not allow anyone younger than
18 to vote. If this proposal passes, 14
to 17-year-olds will have a say in the
election of U.S. Senators, members
of the Flouse of Representatives
from California as well as the presi-
dent. Will those election results be
honored since they are not legal by
federal standards? Will they !x told
that they may not vote in these elec-
tions? WcxjIcI they he allowed to vote
only to have their votes discarded?
Will the Constitution have to be
amended to allow these votes?
Third, the cost of enacting this
would he astronomical. All cur-
rent computer votingtouchscreen
machines would have to lx' repro-
grammed at a minimum.
More than likely, however,
they will need to be physically
modified or replaced, since there
has to be some place for the voter
to enter their age. All the tabulating
machines, whether for punch card
or computerized ballots, would need
to lx- updated to accommodate the
changes. Training would have to be
provided for election workers, the list
just gixs on.
Fourth, the chance of error or
cxitright fraud would tx- immense.
How would the Election Board
ensure that the ballots for 14 to 17-
year-olds were not counted as full
votes either accidentally or inten-
tionally? Then there is the issue of
counting the fractional votes. How
would they be handled? Consider-
ing this is California, 1 can envision
the following scenario: If the voter
is Democrat, any total over a whole
numlxjr would be rounded up. If
the voter is Republican, it would be
nxitided down.
Fifth, those of you with broth-
ers, sisters, nephews, nieces, cousins,
whatever that are between 14 and
17 (or somewhere around that age),
do you think they are ready to vote
on major, life-changing issues that
will affect the country for years
afterwards? I only ask because if
this proposal passes in California,
it is only a matter of time before
the insanity spreads east, like it
always does.
Sixth, and finally, this will
open the doors to redefining cur-
rent laws. Just a few that could be
affected would lx statutory rape, age
of consent, sex crimes, drinking age,
driving age, marriage age, gun own-
ership, child labor, etc. Every one of
these laws, and many, many more,
have age standards. Lowering the
voting age would allow a crack to
form in these protections.
And it has been proven so many
times in this country in recent
times, if you allow even a little
crack to form, someone will keep
forcing it until the door is gone.
Are we as a scxiety prepared to take
that chance?
So, even though this is mainly
an attempt to pull more votes Into
the Democrats' column, once again
the future consequences were not
fully considered before proposing
changes. Or were they?
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Wal-Mart needs better
customer service
On a recent trip to Wal-Mart
the following three events hap-
pened to me:
First, I waited in a line of five
people at the Customer Service
desk to return an item. Only one
person was waiting on the cus-
tomers, while two other Wal-Mart
employees looked on and gossiped
behind the counter.
Next, I went to the paint
Counter to have some paint
mixed. It took at least 10 minutes
tor me to find an employee, and
then another 10 minutes tor that
person to find someone who actu-
ally knew how to mix paints.
Finally, I went to pick up
photos that had been dropped
off for one-hour film processing.
It had been exactly one hour and
my film had not been touched.
I left the store and returned
two hours later to find out that
my film, surprise, had yet to be
After such an experience I
have come to the conclusion that
a few cents saved is not worth
having your time wasted and to be
treated like you don't matter. You
can bet I'll be taking my business
(and mv film) elsewhere.
Maybe I'll walk
With gas prices on the rise, it
makes me want to park my car so
1 won't have to visit the gas station
once a week. 1 rernemberwhen I first
got a car, and I could fill the gas tank
up for $10 to $12.
Now It takes at least $20 to $25 to
fill the gas tank up. As if that weren't
had enough, it makes me even more
upset when I take friends here and
there with no offer from them to
help pay (or gas.
I think it would be common
courtesy to offer to help me pay
for gas, especially when gas
prices arc so high
I love having a car so that I
can go when and where I want;
but it must be nice to be able
to get to these places without
driving and without paying to
get there.
Vegetarian meals
aren't equally
distributed on campus
Studies have shown eating
healthy doesn't mean eating
meat, hut Uncling nutritious,
vegetarian meals on campus
can be hard depending on where
you live.
During my first semester at
ECU, I lived in Fleming Hall,
near Wright Place, Mendenhall
Cafeteria and The Spot. Finding
healthy options in Mendenhall
was never that hard, thanks to
the buffet and salad bar set-up,
but The Spot and Wright Place
were a little trickier. Meals at
these (wo locations were limited
and measly (e.g.�a veggie sub at
The Spot consists of tomato, let-
luce, cheese and onions).
It wasn't until I moved off
campus that I first ventured
to the eateries on College Hill.
There, the selection of vegetar-
ian fair is noticeably greater
than the Central Campus loca-
tions. I'irate Market has entire
sections devoted to organic and
meat-free choices.
I wonder why this imbal-
ance exists and further, why
I was never informed of the
other options available. Dining
Services needs to either equal-
ize the dietary offerings across
campus or improve their publi-
cation of product availability at
specific locations.
Bush administration
credits Sept. 11
If the president wants to
be re-elected this fall, then
the administration had better
find something positive to
focus on heading into election
The current use of terrorism
to promote himself is shallow
and hurtful. The administration
has nothing else to hang its hat
on other than how they reacted
to Sept. 11. This administration
uses the attacks ads both a crutch
and a sling. Why is the economy
down? Well, it's because of Sept.
Some oi the families of the
victims of the attacks were hurt
and angry at the use of 9-11
imagery in the political ads. I
don't want to look back on the
attacks anymore.
There is not one thing that
is better about this country than
before they came into power,
and the president knows this.
He includes heavy references to
the attacks every time he opens
his mouth.
1 want to know the plan
for the job market is. I think
the millions of laid off workers
deserve a better explanation as
to why they no longer have jobs,
rather then an invitation to take
advantage of slightly lower prices.
There are a lot of people being
hurt by the current economic-
I am also tired of hearing
about middle class tax cuts and
how much they have helped the
My father got $400 hack on
the tax cuts. Thank goodness,
now he can finally buy that new
lamp he needed to secure his
Increases mean bigger
trouble for middle class
The Board of Governors
recently passed tuition increases
for all 16 UNC-system schools,
and some increases were as much
as $1,500.
Board members justified this
increase, claiming the majority of
funds would go toward financial
aid. Now this is great for those
who are underprivileged, but
what about students from middle
class families?
We may be denied financial
aid because our parents are said
to make too much money but we,
too, are the ones that leave col-
lege with loans, credit card debt
and a history of struggle.
The SI million bill
A Georgia woman tried to use
tried to use two gift cards worth
$2.32 to Ixiy $1,67S of clothing at
Wal-Mart a few weeks ago. When
that didn't work, she pulled out a fake
$1 million bill, saying that was all site
had and she needed change.
The clerk immediately
noticed the bill was fake, and the
store called the police to have her
arrested. Police later found two
more of the bills in her purse.
The three bills were suppos-
edly given to her by her husband
for her birthday. In court, her'
plea was ignorance. In her mug
shot, the tattered woman is seen
smiling. I'd be smiling, too, if I
got $3 million for my birthday.
She blamed the U.S. Treasury,
saying, "You can't keep up with
the U.S. Treasury
If I thought I really had a $1
million bill, I sure wouldn't go
to Wal-Mart for my shopping
spree. Where was she planning
on spending the other two?
Kmart and the Dollar Tree?
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SdA - such .is legal ad Ice
and cash loans up to $50, review
the constitution and bylaws
that govern SGA to see
if revising them will benefit stu-
dents and continue to look for
ways to Improve campus safety.
O'Donnell said she also
wants to increase commu-
nication between SdA and
the students.
"We've become reallv
detached from the issues and
from the students, this year,
if we're elected, it's going to
be about going out there and
getting the students said
To foster continuity within
student government, Ticket
One intends to enact a stu-
dent government training
program, called Pish Aids, thai
would orient and train inter-
ested freshmen in how campus
government works and how to
gel involved.
To benefit students, Baer
said he would like to develop a
"pirate card" that would have
a list ol local businesses that
offer discounts or special deals
to ECU students.
O'Donnell said her ticket
wants to find a way. In collabo-
ration with The East Carolinian,
to inform the student body of
what their elected SGA officers
and the senators are doing to
benefit them.
O'Donnell said Larahertson
is working on a way to put the
senate role online so students
can see it their representatives are
fulfilling their duties by attend-
ing meetings, and Creaver plans
to put SdA's spending online.
"II will show exactly where
the money is going O'Donnell
"We're going to work on
liscal accountability
With the increased number
of students at ECU, O'Donnell
said there are more organiza-
tions asking for funding from
Student government.
lb bring in the money nec-
essary to fund these additional
organizations without raising
student fees, she said she plans
to work on setting up an endow-
ment that would grow to provide
additional money.
She said SCiA would work
with local businesses to see if
llicv i onld contribute.
A professor rating Web site
is also being proposed. Differ-
ent from,
it would show an instructor's
grade distribution, course
drop rate and other relevant
Last year, Baer and ('l tonnell
ran together on I icket A the
ticket that had all four of its
candidates elected.
Despite running against each
other this year, Baer said there
was no difference of opinion that
lead to the split.
"There arc no ill feelings
at all, and hopefully at the end.
when the election Is over, we can
support each other in whatever
role we take nil Baer said.
"What I encourage the stu
dent body to do is to look at
experience. Experience is what
really matters, look at each
ticket slot-by-slot. Has eai h
person been in SdA' Do they
have the leadership skills needed
to do the job? My passion is lor
student government and helping
Students, not the title
that is one area where the
two candidates for president
agreed. O'Donnell said she wants
to "return to an organization
that serves the students
"I love student government,
and I love the potential it has lor
the university O'Donnell said.
The SGA elections are si lied
uled for March M) -31, from 9
a.m. - S p.m.
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The East Carolinian
noticed vulgar statements
written in several of the
men's bathrooms in Jovner
J.I Smith, administrative
captain of the ECU Police
Department, said vandalism
could be categorized in several
"There is malicious vandal-
ism, damage to real property
and damage to personal prop-
erty said Smith
Smith said the penalties
depend on the category in
which an act of vandalism
The defacing i the posters
in Slay Hall could l.ill under
several classifications and the
charges could be threefold.
Smith said a distinction
would have to be made whether
to charge someone with
"damage to real prnperty
houses or buildings - or
"damage to personal property
meaning damaging or
defacing something a person
"You would also have to
look at jwhether it is a hate
crime. That would be another
issue. Certainly the penalty for
thai would be greater than
damage to real property or
damage to personal property
Smith said.
Vandalism tends to
occur more often during
football season, Smith said.
Smith said the bronze statue
of I'eeDee the Pirate located at
tin stadium had been painted
purple and yellow.
the "culprits" used
water-soluble paint, and the
statue was not damaged.
To maliciously vandalize
property someone would have
to willfully and deliberately
deface, desecrate or destroy
property, said Christine Rus-
sell, JD, a lawyer and visiting
communication assistant pro-
� It usually means deliberate
intent to cause damage or emo-
tional injury to the owner, or
the property itself said Rus-
Penalties for vandalism can
vary from lines and restitu-
tion to community service,
said Margaret Olsze-
wska, assistant
director for the Office ol
Student Conflict Resolution.
Olszewska's office handles
Violations of the ECU code of
"We (students and coun-
selors would talk about what
happened. If I don't hear a
violation, then the case is
closed said Olszewska.
"If I did hear a violation.
typically I would propose
sanctions - restitution or
community ser ice il it's some-
thing fairly minor
Olszewska said if a stu-
dent vandalizes something
off-campus, the i onfllcl
resolution office would issue
university punishment since
the person violated 11 i I'scodeof
If a person chopped down
a 200-year-old oak tree on
campus, for example, they
may have to pay restitution,
lines or under recommenda-
tion of forestry services, plant
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4-year-old brings crack to school
INDIANAPOUS (AP) - A four-year-old
boy brought crack cocaine worth up
to $10000 US to his preschool class
Monday, authonties said
Police said the boy took rocks of
crack cocaine out of his backpack
and showed them to other children in
his Head Start class, saying the drugs
were flour Teachers realized it was
cocaine and called authonties
Police searched the boys home, but
did not find the parents Sgt Russell
Bums said
The boy and his sister were placed in
protective custody and arrest warrants
were issued for the parents Bums
said No names were released
Panda gets crash
course in reproduction
BEIJING (AP) - Chinese veterinarians
have begun showing American-bom
panda Hua Mei sex-education videos
featuring pandas mating to prepare
her for 'blind dates" with Chinese
suitors, the official Xinhua News
Agency reported Tuesday
The four-year-old animal, whose
name means "China-America" arrived
in China from San Diego in February
Now that her month of quarantine is
complete, officials are hoping she
will quickly mate with a panda at
her new home, the Wolong Giant
Panda Protection Research Centre
in southwestern China
'We hope she can get pregnant by
the end of March But first of all. she
should have some sexual education"
said Wei Rongping, assistant director
of the research centre, quoted by
Juror brings pot to court
was arrested after officers noticed he
was trying to carry marijuana into a
courthouse, police said
Jimmy Andre Thompson, 30, was
trying to re-enter the Charleston
County Courthouse Thursday when
he was asked to empty his pockets
before going through a metal detector,
police said
Officers saw Thompson pull out
a small plastic bag containing a
green, leafy substance, police said
He quickly shoved the bag back
into his pants and pulled out a bag
of peanuts
Police said Thompson had about
18 grams of marijuana worth about
"This is a first" said prosecutor Ralph
"We've had an occasional pocketknite
before, but no jurors have ever brought
drugs in as far as I know
attempting to determine the best
way to fix the problem.
Facilities Services has put in
a request for funds to completely
repair the fountain, a project that
would require extensive dig-
ging and time, Kisida said. The
estimated cost of the project is
around $400,000.
kisida said he expects to
receive approval for the project
in late March.
Some students are support-
ive of the repairs and hope the
fountain will return to complete
functionality soon.
"I think the fountain is a
great addition to Wright Click
said junior biochemistry major
Ryan Phillips.
"It really adds a degree of
class to ECU'S campus
Still others were exasperated
at the thought of more construc-
tion on campus.
"It's almost impossible to
get to class as it is, and now
they're probably going to have
to close the street right there
at the fountain, and it's going
to be another major headache
said Matt Roehrich, sophomore
music performance major.
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anniversary of the founding of the university.
COMMUNITY DAY Monday, March 22
7:30 a.m. Community tenders BreakfastJarvis Memorial United Methodist Church
11MX) am Chancellor's Forum on Health Care�Raising One Healthy GenerationBrody SOM Auditorium
12:00 noon Lunch�Celebration of rhc Country Doctor Museum Acquisition (by invitation)2W-40 Brody
1:30 p.m. Opening of the Historic Collections FacilityImtpus Health Sciences library
STUDENT DAY Tuesday, March 23
3:00 p.m. College of" Education Scholarship Awards Ceremony and Reception Wilts Building
3:30 p.m. Student Celebration of liCLJ's Birthday Brickyard
6:00-9:00 p.m. Iron PouringRear Courtyard behind Jenkins line Arts Center
8:00 p.m. Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival Fletcher Music Recital Hall
STUDENT DAY Wednesday, March 24
11:00 a.m.
3:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
Military Service Celebration Victory Bell by Christenbury Cymnasium
Debnam Hunt Early Reading Room Dedication Joyner library
ECU Arts at the Amphitheater Greenville Toyota Amphitheater, Town Commons
Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival Fletcher Music Recital Hall
Student Comedy ShowHendrtx Theater
UNIVERSITY DAY Thursday, March 25
10:(X) a.m. Founders Week Convocation and Awarding of the Jarvis Medal Wright Auditorium
11:30 a.m. Lunch on rhc Mall
1:3() p.m. Brody I.ecTurc on Healrh (lareBrody SOM Auditorium
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3:00 p.m. Dixie Koldjeski Lecture on Nursing Monroe Center
6:30 p.m. Founders Awards I )inner Murphy Center
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All day Health Sciences Photo Retrospective Brody SOM lobby
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8:00 p.m. Moscow Festival Ballet Wright Auditorium
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1,2 and 3 bedroom duplexes Si
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Verdant Street, Cannon Court,
Cedar Court, Lewis Street and 2nd
Street. All units close to ECU. Pets
allowed in some units with fee. For
more information contact Wainright
Property Management 756-6209.
Any female looking to rent at
Pirate's Cove? I have a room
$360month includes everything.
Contact Brenda at 704-202-2775 or
Melbourne Park end 1 br available
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with view. Very quiet neighborhood
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sewer included with some units. Pets
allowed in some units with fee. For
more information contact Wainright
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Large house walking distance
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washerdryer hookup, high-speed
internetcable, 4-5 people possible,
large backyard, some pets OK. Call
Mike 439-0285.
2 Responsible female roommates
needed to share 3 bedroom 1 bath
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Did You Know?
- Singersongwriter Elton John (1947) and actress Sara Jessica Parker
(1965) both call today their birthday.
- This month is National Play-the-Recorder Month.
- Today is Pecan Day.
- On this day in 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono staged their first bed-in
for peace in Amsterdam.
The Student Union Films Committee presents House of Sand and Fog
today at 9:30 p.m Friday at 7 p.m. and midnight, Saturday at 9:30 p.m.
and Sunday at 7 p.m Big Fish is showing today at 7 p.m Friday at 9:30
p.m Saturday at 7 p.m. and midnight and Sunday at 3 p.m. All movies are
free with a student ID and are located in the Hendrix Theatre For more
information, call 328-4700.
New Music Festival Class
The New Music Festival at ECU presents Master Class I with Mario
Davidovsky at 2 p.m today in the A. J. Fletcher Recital Hall.
New Music Festival Concert
The New Music Festival at ECU presents contemporary works for clarinet
and piano at 8 p.m. today in the A. J Fletcher Recital Hall. Performers include
Christopher Grymes on clarinet and Peter Henderson on piano. Tickets are
$5 and can be purchased at 1-800-ECU-ARTS.
The Student Union Popular Entertainment Committee presents a concert
by Pretty Girls Make Graves with Majahonng and The Constitines at 9 p.m.
today in the Pirate Underground This event is free.
New Music Festival Class
The New Music Festival at ECU presents Master Class II with Triple Helix
at noon on Friday March 26 in the A J Fletcher Recital Hall.
New Music Festival Seminar
The New Music Festival at ECU presents Seminar I: Rehearsal and
Recording of Choral Composition Competition Winners at 1 p.m on Friday,
March 26 in the A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall. The event will feature the ECU
Chamber Singers conducted by Daniel Bara.
New Music Festival Concert
The New Music Festival at ECU presents a New Music Camerata with
various performers at 3 p m on Friday, March 26 in the A J Fletcher Recital
Hall. Tickets are $5
Ballet Performance
The Moscow Festival Ballet will present a performance of Cinderella al 8
p.m. on Friday. March 26 in Wright Auditorium This event is sponsored by
the S Rudolph Performing Arts Series For tickets, call 1-800-ECU-ARTS
New Music Festival Concert
The New Music Festival at ECU presents PRISM Unplugged - New
American Saxophone Quartets with various performers at 8 p.m on Friday,
March 26 in the A J. Fletcher Recital Hall. Tickets are $5.
Greenville Live
A.J. McMurphy's
1914 Timbury Drive 355-7956
Saturday. March 27,9 p.m.
Chefs 505
505 Red Banks Road
Wednesday. March 31,7:30 p.m.
ECU jazz faculty and students
Christy's Euro Pub
. 301 S. Jarvis St 758-2774
Tuesday, March 30,10 p.m
Open mic night
City Hotel and Bistro
203 S.W. Greenville Blvd.
Wednesday. March 31, 7 p.m
Live Music
122 E Fifth St. 758-3114
Friday, March 26,10 p.m.
Live music
Saturday. March 27 10 p.m.
Live music
Courtyard Tavern
703 S.E. Greenville Blvd.
Sunday, March 28, 7 p.m.
Spare Change
El Ranchlto
315 E Tenth St 561-7336
Thursday. March 25.7 pm.
Mariachi Band
701 Evans St 830-2739
Thursday, March 25,10 pm
Saturday, March 26,10 p.m.
Sucker Punch
Sunday. March 27,10 p.m
Open mic night
Mesh Cafe
1011-A Red Banks Road
Thursday. March 25,9 p.m.
Big Bertha
Friday. March 26,9 p.m.
Saturday, March 27.9 p.m
110 E Fourth St 752-5855
Thursday, March 25,9 p.m
Valient Thorr
Friday. March 26,9 pm.
Saturday, March 27.9 p.m.
Willie and Me
Tuesday, March 30,9 p.m.
Live Music
Player's Choice
Community Square, Memorial
Drive 355-4149
Thursday, March 25.10 p.m.
Saturday, March 27,10 p.m.
On Edge
Players Retreat
1631 Pactolus Road 758-6856
Thursday, March 25,7 p.m.
Saturday. March 27 9 p.m.
Take 3
Professor O'Cools
605 Greenville Blvd 355-2946
Saturday, March 27,9:30 p.m
Wimple's Steam Bar
206 Main St Winterville
Friday, March 26.7:30 p.m.
Don Cox
Saturday, March 26,7:30 p.m.
Rob Legere
Does aming sWexist
on college campuses?
Besides the occasional
successful high school sweet-
hearts, it seems many college
relationships end up short-lived
and unsuccessful.
College is about experiment-
ing and having fun - and dating
is about experimenting and
having fun - so why are the two
not hand-in-hand?
So many of us turn up in col-
lege seeking the "one who we can
be with forever In the melting
pot of university life, it is often
hard to decipher what and whom
you like and dislike. The choices
of people can overwhelm you,
thus making decisions toward
a relationship often rash and
The fears of being alone and
diving into something completely
unknown are often the deciding
factors of why people choose to
stay with their high school loves.
In addition, many high school-
ers have the mentality that the
relationship really is that strong
and together anything can be
College is full of uncomfort-
able situations with unfamiliar
people. Therefore, many couples
who are secure with their rela-
tionships choose to stay together
with something they know works
for them and for each other.
Leaving the comfort zone and
having to change is not an option
for many couples.
Although staying together
is initially the more comfort-
able path, trying to manage a
long-distance relationship is
messy, and it often leads to its
Everyone hears the stories of
others who attempted long-dis-
tance love and how it ended up
in demise. However, these tales
are usually shrugged off with
thoughts of how your relation-
ship is different - that you and
your significant other have what
it takes to stay together.
Maybe you do. More often
than not, though, these couples
who once thought they could
live through the jealousy, wor-
rying and protectivcnuss find
themselves retelling the story of
their failed relationship to other
optimistic college-goers.
Which brings us back to the
point of dating. If you're one ol
those many people not in a sur-
viving high school relationship,
where do you stand? Social situa-
tionsare abundant in the college
atmosphere, and it seems dating
has become a thing of the past.
The social standards and
situations in which we live have
completely changed and have
almost eradicated the dating
scene on college campuses. The
fast-paced movement within
meeting locations makes it hard
to get to know someone with a
first encounter. Clubs, parties
and vacations don't really pro-
vide ideal situations for finding
someone with whom you might
be compatible.
Night after night, students
end up in the same drunken
situations meeting new people,
but never really knowing if they
are compatible with them. So
much emphasis is placed on
meeting "the one" that we often
don't take the time to get to know
the person, situations are rushed
and just leave you in a state of
The problem lies in the fact
that guys and girls do not have
the same goals when searching
for a significant other. While girls
are often looking for something
more than just one night, guys
are often looking for nothing
"I feel like guys are only look-
ing for one thing, and it puts a lot
ol pressure and expectations on
the women said Kelly Kenne.
senior art education major.
"It makes dating difficult
because you never know their
true intentions
As soon as the slightest
bit ol courting occurs, talks
turn to, "Where are we going
in this relationship? Are
we going to see other
people Is this exclusive?"
What happened to just having
fun? The terms "casual dating"
and "no-strings-attai lied" seem
to have dissipated from people's
vocabulary. Dating just to meet
people is a thing of the past,
doing out with multiple people
at a time before deciding who you
are most compatible with was the
normal procedure, hut nowadays
it's almost considered cheating.
"People in college are so
rushed because they are trying too
hard to find 'the one and they
aren't taking the time to become
friends first said Kristin I'olyn-
iak, junior accounting major.
People are so intent on find-
ing something substantial that
feelings of posscssivencss and
ideas of becoming a couple kk k
in early in relationships. I his
causes a lot oi strain. In the
beginning, the relationship may
lie great, but In the end it winds
tip liling out without reason
It's because people aren't taking
their time.
I here is no label on college
that says, "Find the rest ol imji
life here
So. slow down and enjoy it.
Think ol college as a big melting
pot: take your dips, find your
tastes and stick with what you
like because when you finally
have found "the one you will
know more about what you want
and who you want to be with. It
will only make your relationship
stronger and last longer.
This writer can be contacted at
What advice do you
have for students in
"Monogamy is overrated
"Have an understanding
and keep communication
lines open.
"You have to have trust
and honesty in in a
relationship to make it work
Grilling tips help spice up recipes
Useful ideas for
beginning chefs
With warm weather on the
way and the start of long days, it
will be the perfect season to bring
out the grill and try new recipes.
Grilling is a cooking style that is
often associated with summer
cookouls and family barbecues.
However, it takes experience to
learn the proper techniques for
quality grilling.
Grilling is a unique com-
bination of cooking because
it involves the direct heat of
the grill and the indirect heat
that collects under the closed
lid. Using high heat from both
sources, food cooks quickly and
must be turned to cook evenly.
1 lowever, if it is turned too often,
it can become overcooked and
tough. The key: only turn when
necessary, usually indicated by
grill marks on the meat.
Using marinade helps add
flavor and tenderize meat. Try
to use approximately one to two
cups of marinade for every one
to two pounds of meat, leaving
it completely covered. It's easy
to use plastic bags or containers
to soak the meat beforehand.
Try to use meat slices that are
at least an inch and a half thick
for the best results and ham-
burger meat with 15 to 20 percent
fat to keep burgers juicy.
Any type of tomato or sugar-
based sauce should only be added
at the end of the grilling because
it burns easily and usually doesn't
add any sort of flavor to the
inside of the meat. Spices or rubs
should be applied up to an hour
before grilling to allow the flavor
to soak in.
Tongs are the best utensils
for turning meat because forks
will punch holes and allow the
natural juices to escape.
It's important not to use too
much lighter fluid when building
the fire for a charcoal grill. Only
use the least amount possible
and never apply cooking spray
to a lit lire. Also, try not to use
spray bottles of water to control
flare-ups in the fire. They're
typically caused by too much fat
and high heat Just trim off excess
fat and move the meat to another
part of the grill. The charcoal
should extend about an inch to
two inches beyond the area of
grilling for direct grilling, while
indirect grilling should be placed
on either side of a drip pan.
"I prefer charcoal over gas
grills, but I usually don't worry
about direct or indirect grilling
and just watch the meat until it's
done said Nick human, senior
electronics major.
There are many meals to
choose from when grilling,
along with a combination
of marinades and spices.
A variety of seafood, poultry,
beef and pork can he used,
while a creative griller has
the option of (boosing breads
and vegetables for a more
unique meal. Most people have
favorites for the grill,
whether it's barbecued
chicken or a well-done steak.
"I think chicken Is easy to
grill if the cuts are not too thick,
but I usually stick to hamburg-
ers for cook-outs with my friends
and family I'ittman said.
"My dad loves grilling salmon
see GRILLING page B4
Grilled Lime Fajitas
1 pound flank steak or chicken breast
I 112 cup lime juice
� 14 cup ground cllantro
14 cup white vinegar
I 14 cup olive oil
� 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon cayenne
I 3 cloves minced garlic
� 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
Mix all ingredients except meat
together thoroughly. Marinate meat
in mixture overnight. Prepare grill.
Remove marinade and place In
saucepan. Cook until it bolls set aside
and let cool. Grill meat, basting with
marinade until cooked. Cut into long
thin strips. Serve with warmed tortillas,
grilled and sliced bell peppers and
onions and your choice of sour cream,
guacamole or salsa
Grilled Bread
Preparation: GrillDirect
4 slices sourdough bread about 12
Inch thick
14 cup butter
2 cloves minced garlic
1 teaspoon paprika
1,7 teaspoon dned oregano leaves
1 '4 teaspoon cumin
I 4 teaspoon cayenne
Melt butter In saucepan. Add
garlic and cook until garlic just
barely starts to brown. Remove
from heat and add spices Mix
well. Brush one side ol each slice ol
bread and place on preheated grill.
Cook until bread is golden brown.
Watch carefully to prevent burning.
Recipes from

The Moscow Festival Ballet will perform Cinderella tomorrow in Wright Auditorium.
Classic fairytale comes to life on stage
Ballet company
presents 'Cinderella'
The beloved story of the
transformation of a mistreated
stepchild into a radiant princess
comes to life in Wright Audito-
rium, Friday, March 26 at K p.m.
The Moscow festival Ballet trans
forms Cinderella into a sparkling
full-length ballet.
"This is not just a fairy I. u
little girls said Carol Woodruff,
Director of Cultural Outreach.
Cinderella is a delightful tale
of how dreams really can come
Sergei Kadchenko, founder ol
the Moscow festival liallet, grad-
uated from the Moscow School ol
Dance in 1964 and then joined
the Bolshoi Ballet, where lie
worked for 25 years. He danced
the entire repertoire at the Rnl-
shoi hut enjoyed ,i spec ial reputa-
tion for Spanish dance, lie also
studied the business operations
of Western companies during
tours with Itolshoj.
Radchenko founded the
Moscow festival Uallet in I9K�
in his quest to bring together
the highest classical elements o
the great Bolshoi and Kirov Bal-
lets. During an era of immense
change, he envisioned a new
independent company that
Stayed Within the framework
of Russian classic ballet. At the
end of the Soviet Union system,
Kadchenko found the treatise
freedom lie needed i Us company
was the first independent ballet
company to be established and
allowed a wider audience to see
the productions.
Including some stars ot the
Bolshoi and Kirov ballets, tin
MOSCOW festival Ballet is com-
posed of other well-regarded
dancers Irom across Russia. The
company tours the United States
with approximately 50 dancers,
as well as 10 non-dancer staff
members. More performers have
been known to join the show spo-
radically throughout the tour.
The company has completed
two successful tours throughout
I urope, as well as a tour ot Asia,
Japan and Korea. Additionally,
the Moscow festival Ballet has
performed in the Istanbul Fes-
tival in Turkey and the Athens
Festival in Greece. I he troupe
has had the opportunity to
travel around the world due to
the outpouring of enthusiasm
from its audiences.
I lie group continues the
traditions that best define Rus-
sian liallet by performing classic
works such as diselle. I'aaidta and
DonQfbtote. The company ision-
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commissioned from Russia and
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abroad, ITuv also specialize in
other 20th-century lull-length
ballets such as Romeo and Juliet
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I he ECU performance ol
Cinderella by the Moscow festi-
val Ballet is sponsored by the S.
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Arts Scries.
After her mother's deafth,
Cinderella is forced to move in
with her abusive stepfamily. Her
stepmother and stepsisters gave
her the nameinderella because
she is always covered in cinders
and ashes Irom the fireplace.
She is forced to clean the house
and take care of all household
Even on the night ol the
Grand Royal Ball, she is forbid-
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lite come true when her fairy god-
mother appears. She transforms
a pumpkin into a golden carriage
and Cinderella's rags into a gor-
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wand. Upon arriving at the ball,
the prince immediately falls in
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tin spell will be broken In her
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one of her glass slippers. The
prince searches the kingdom for
the slipper's owner, which leads
him to Cinderella.
the story of Cinderella has
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filmmakers to choreographers.
Radchenko renovated the clas-
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the elegant dancing, comical
miming, rich costumes and col-
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who loses the story.
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tasteless Eamon album
Don't Want You Hack is the
debut album from a 20-year-old
Staten Island native who calls
himself lamon. lie describes his
music as ho-wop (a mixture of
hip-hop, doo-wop and hoes).
The CD debuted in Febru-
ary amid much controversy.
Although many rock and rap
albums are peppered with
profane language, it is not usu-
ally the case with Red! music.
The theme of a jilted guy flows
throughout most of the album.
Thai is especially true on the
title track "P" It (I don't want
you back) He talks trash about
his ex-girlfriend saying he does
not want her back because she
cheated on him, calling her
derogatory names and threaten-
ing to throw away her presents.
The edited version has been
in heavy rotation on local radio
stations. It is a definite shock to
hear the fully profane album
version. Recently, a so-called
response song from an artist
named I'rankie has been playing
on the radio. Radio deejays said
it was F.amon's ex-girlfriend, but
the claim is false.
The songs on the album have
a good beat and are easy sing-a-
longs. However, the question is:
Would you want to? The entire
CD is vulgar with very little
respect for women. One of the
worst songs is "Get Oft My D
This title phrase is the chorus of
the song. The backup singer,
Milk Dee, even chants "My D"
during the chorus. Although
amusing, it's offensive.
The track "My Baby's Lost"
is filled with double standards.
lamon says that he is cheating
on his girlfriend with her best
friend and gets mad when he
finds out his girlfriend is also
cheating on him.
Most of the songs are stupid.
They all say the same thing with
invariable beats, but somehow
you find yourself singing right
"Somethin Strange" is one
of the better songs, however, it
still lacks insightful lyrics and is
similar to the rest.
Eamon is not classified as
a rapper and is not talented
in that area. As a singer and a
songwriter, he is not very artistic
either. Throw in a good beat and
if you are not easily offended,
though, then you might like It.
Bottom Line: It's an amus-
ing album, but it's hard to take
him seriously as an artist since
all of his songs are about hoes,
just with a nice rhythm.
This writer can be contacted at
features@theeas tcarolinian. com.
Album Info
Title: 1 Don't Want You Back'
Artist: Eamon
Release Date: Feb. 17,2004.
Quick Picks: Film Review
(KRT) � the original
Dawn of tin- Dead is not a good
movie. The remake, on the other
hand, is practically a masterpiece
of its genre.
How do I love it? Let me
count the ways: It is funnier than
the original, cheerfully piling up
corpses and inventive gore. It is
better paced than its overlong
predecessor, which muffed its
chances at suspense with mis-
shapen scenes, crummy dialogue
and porno-quality acting.
The remake's zombies aren't
slow and bored-looking; they're
fast and motivated. And, unlike
the original, the remake has
humanity - instead of anony-
mous characters, we get genu-
ine actors Sarah Pol ley and Jake
Weber, who react like you might
if you suddenly found yourself in
a world of crazed zombies who
think you look like an entree (in
the original, the zombies seem to
he played by themselves).
But enough about the
original. This Dawn of the Dead
borrows the concept (human sur-
vivors hole up in a mall, which
turns out not to be a place for fun
in their lives) and themes (the
individual vs. the community,
compassion vs. self-interest,
greed) of the 1980s version. But
the story takes off in creative
directions that will thrill you,
scare you and make you laugh.
There are minor flaws - It's
set in Wisconsin, where the
TV station would be WBFX,
not KBI.X, for instance, and it
was shot in a Canadian mall
so the stores are all wrong - but
even the mayhem has a clever,
concise point.
Yeah, if you had a gun and
a lot of ammo and one zombie
after another was coming at
you, you might be able to pick
off the first six of em. But what
about the seventh? the eighth?
The 91st?
Film Info
Title: 'Dawn of the Dead'
Starring: Sarah Polley
and Vlng Rhames
Release Date: March 19,2004.
Tracy Hopkins
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Student Union Films
Free with ECU One Card
House of Sand and Fog
- starring Jennifer Connelly and
Ben Kingsley Amir (Kingsley). a
former member of the Shah ol Iran s
inner circle, sees an opportunity to
improve his life in America by
buying a house being sold for back
taxes However, it is a
mistake - the house was
improperly seized from its
rightful owner, Katly (Connelly)
After almost losing her life
to addiction, she decides to
fight for her home - at any cost
Rated: R
Big Fish - starring Ewan McGregor,
Albert Finney and Billy Crudup
Edward Bloom (Finney) loves to tell
stories about himself as a young
man (McGregor), and although his
stories charm most and are often
tall tales. they don't
impress his estranged son
When father and son are reunited, the
son must learn how to separate fact
from fiction to save their relationship
Rated PG-13
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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
Dawn of the Dead - starring Sarah
Polley and Ving Rhames Remake of
George Romero's classic in which a
swarm of slow-moving cannibalistic
corpses snack on the inhabitants of
a shopping mall Rated R,
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless
Mind - starring Jim Carrey Kate
Winslet and Kirsten Dunst After
a tumultuous relationship. Joel
(Carrey) is stunned to find out his ex,
Clementine (Winslet), has had her
memory erased However when Joel
tries to do the same, he rediscovers
his earlier passion. Rated R
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, travtla 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
Jersey Qirl - starring Ben
Affleck and Liv Tyler A savvy
music promoter (Affleck) has his
world turned upside down when
he indulges in a whirlwind romance
with a Publishing House book editor
(Tyler) Rated: PG-13
The Ladyklllers - starring
Tom Hanks and Marlon
Wayans. An eccentric Southern
professor (Hanks) puts together a
gang of double-crossing thieves to
rob a riverboat casino They rent a
room in an old woman's house, but
when she discovers the scheme,
somebody has to kill her Rated: R.
Never Die Alone - starring DMX
and David Arquette A jou'nalist
(Arquette) witnesses the murder of
a gangster (DMX) The gangster's
rise and fall is charted in flashback
through the gangster's journal,
which enables the journalist to
understand why he was killed and
tell the story Rated: R
The Passion of The Christ
- starring James Caviezel.
Monica Bellucci and Maia
Morgenstern. Controversial story
of the last 12 hours in the life of
Jesus Christ as told by director-
screenwriter-producer Mel Gibson
Rated: R.
Scooby Doo 2: Monsters
Unleashed - starring Sarah Michelle
Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. The
gang is back at it again
doing battle with villains such as The
Pterodactyl Ghost, The Black Knight
Ghost and The 10.000 Volt Ghost in
order to save the city of Coolsville.
Rated: PG
Secret Window - starring
Johnny Depp, Maria Bellow
and John Turturro Based on
the Stephen King book,
Secret Window, Mort
Rainey (Depp), finds himself terrorized
by a psychotic stalker named
John Shooter (Turturro). Raineys
living In a distant cabin after a
painful divorce. Shooter finds him
and accuses the novelist of stealing
his idea for one of his books and
changing only the ending Rated:
Starsky & Hutch - starring Ben
Stiller, Owen Wilson and Snoop
Dogg. The adaptation of the TV
show takes place in the Bay City.
It's a prequel' to the television
series, about how the two
police heroes got together,
and their first case, involving a former
college campus drug dealer turned
big-time white-collar criminal. Rated:
Taking Lives - starring Angelina
Jolle. Ethan Hawke and
Kiefer Sutherland. Story of an
FBI agent (Jolle) who becomes
involved with her key witness
while tracking a prolific serial
killer who assumes the lives and
identities of the people he kills.
Rated: R.
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Rag Football
A registration meeting for 4-on-4 spring flag football will be held March
29 at 5 p m in Mendenhall Student Center's Great Room Men's, women's
and co-recreational leagues will be offered.
Softball Hitting Challenge
10 p.m
A softball hitting challenge will take place March 31 from 8 p.m.
al the Blount Fields Registration will be available on sight.
Self Defense Fitness Class
Self Defense fitness classes will be held March 24 � April 14 from 8 pm - 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 Ihe situation dictates The program will also cover
basic personal protection theories as well as some of the more recent
philosophies on self-defense
Quick Start Canoe, Kayak
The adventure program is organizing an April 3 trip to the Cape Fear River
for canoeing and kayaking 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 April 2 - 4 for sea
kayaking Those who want to participate must register by Friday. March 26
A pre-trip meeting is scheduled for Wednesday. March 31.
Relaxation Yoga - Beginner
Session III Relaxation Yoga for Beginners will run March 23 - April 27 on
Tuesdays from 530 p.m. - 645 pm Program Dates for Session IV will run
March 24 - April 28 on Wednesdays from 530 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Relaxation Yoga - Advanced Beginner
Rleaxation Yoga for advanced beginners will run March 22 - April 26 on
Mondays from 5:30 p m - 645 p m in 238 SRC
Hatha Yoga: Body, Breath & Spirit: Fitness
Hatha Yoga will run from March 10 - April 21 on Wednesdays from 5:30 pm
- 6:50 p m. in 239 SRC. Hatha yoga postures improve strength, flexibility and
balance and promotes a sense of well-being Instruction is tailored to the
needs and abilities of individuals, focusing on safety and alignment
Power Row Yoga
Power Flow Yoga will run March 25 - April 22 on Thursdays from 4 30 p m
- 5:45 p m. in 239 SRC Work at your own pace while seeking out that place
where you feel challenged yet successful.
Tai Chi: Fitness
Tai chi fitness will run from March 23 - April 22 on Tuesdays and Thursdays
from 12:05 p.m -12:50 p.m Tai Chi is the art of maintaining the body and
mind through relaxation and self-defense This class strengthens the heart
and increases muscle lone. It improves circulation, concentration, peace
of mind, balance, promotes weight loss and coordination
For more information on any of these programs, call 328-6387
Sports Briefs
West Side stadium deal close to finalization
The New York Jets are close to a deal for a $14 billion stadium on
Manhattans West Side A source close to the negotiations, who spoke
on condition of anonymity, said Tuesday the deal, which faces opposition
from many neighborhood residents, could be announced within a week
The proposal also would expand the nearby Jacob K Javits Convention
Center The Jets would spend $800 million on Ihe stadium The city and
state would spend $600 million on a deck over the existing rail yards and
a roof that would allow Ihe stadium to be used as convention space The
plan would be partly financed by an increase in the city's hotel tax Portions
of the plan would need the approval of the state Legislature The stadium
proposal faces stiff opposition from neighborhood activists and elected
officials representing the West Side, which consists mainly of warehouses,
auto body shops and old rail yards They charge that the $600 million
subsidy would be a sweetheart deal for the Jets The Jets currently play
at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford. N J and share the stadium with the
New York Giants The Jets lease is up in 2008
Baseball Top 25
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5 Miami19-46
6 Rice16-65
7 Long Beach State16-510
8 Mississippi18-111
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10 Texas A&M21-49
11 Wichita State8-013
12 Tulane15-714
13 Notre Dame13-212
14 Auburn17-57
15 Florida State20-520
16 Southern Miss17-321
17 Florida20-516
18 ECU18-518
19 DC Irvine16-623
20 Nebraska13-425
21 Tennessee19-3NR
22 Florida Atlantic21-415
23 Central Florida20-4NR
24 North Carolina16-5NR
25 Virginia18-519
Scrimmage to be held Saturday
Game highlights Purple
�Gold Pigskin Pig-Out
ECU football players shook
the sand out of their cleats
after the week-long Spring
Break hiatus from the Cliff
Moore Practice Facility and got
back to business on Tuesday.
The team practiced two and
a half hours in preparation
for the Purple-Gold scrim-
mage to be held on Saturday at
Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.
"We put a lot of work into
this practice and are trying not
to take any steps backward by
being off for a week, and I don't
think we did said Head Coach
John Thompson.
"We're a better team today
than we were the last time we
practiced. Both sides really
executed today and I'm very
While players relaxed during
the week off, Thompson and his
staff were hard at work evaluat-
ing players.
"During the break, we
were really studying what
we were doing, who we were
doing it with and what we're
going to be capable of doing
The Pirates will hold their annual Purple-Gold game this weekend in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.
The contest is the biggest spring activity for the ECU football program every year.
Thompson said.
"I think that showed up
OUl there today. We are really
zeroing in on who has got to be
llu- players for us and who will
be the players for us
Theannual spring scrimmage
is scheduled for a 1 p.m. kickoff.
The game is the main attrac-
tion and will be part of the 21st
annual Great Purple-Gold Pig-
skin Pig-Out Party, which starts
Ihe annual festivities will
include a fireworks show, bar-
becue, live music, carnival
rides, a fashion show and an
autograph session with
members of the 2004 Pirate
football team.
"We want to execute and put
on a good show. We want to be
better that day just like we are
every day Thompson said.
"We're going to get out there
and play our offense and defense
and let our guys compete
This writer can be contacted at
sports@theeas tcarolinian. com.
March Madness both bitter, sweet
A preview of the
upcoming Sweet 16
The 2004 NCAA tournament
was full of surprises as favor-
ites fell when March Madness
officially got underway last
Several top seeds moved
on, but there were upsets
aplenty. For 16 teams, the
weekend was especially sweet.
The St. I.ouis bracket
witnessed two huge upsets as
No. 9 UAB and No. 10 Nevada
both moved on to the round
of 16. The Blazers slipped past
No. 8 Washington in the first
round before the match-up of
No. 1 ranked Kentucky. The
Wildcats had a chance to avoid
the upset in the waning sec-
onds, but UAB celebrated as they
became the lone Conference USA
representative in the Sweet 16.
Nevada upset Michigan Stale
in round one and followed that
up with an impressive rout over
No. 2Gonzaga.T'heZags had lost
only two games all season.
UAB will face Kansas and
Cieorgia Tech will play Nevada
to determine who will come out
of the St. Louis region and into
the Final Four.
The Fast Rutherford region
held no surprises as the No. 1,2, J
and 4seedsall advanced.The lone
upset in which the higher seed
won was No. 12 Manhattan's win
over No. 5 Florida in the
first round. St. Joseph's and
Wake Forest will meet, as will
Pittsburgh and Oklahoma.
No. 7 Xavicr was the big
surprise in the Atlanta region,
advancing with the likes of
Xavier will attempt to knock
off Texas in the Sweet 16.
Texas, Duke and Illinois. Xavier
beat No. 2 Mississippi State 89-
74 and will meet up with Texas,
who defeated UNC in the second
Duke looks to be the front-
runner in the region after routs
ot Alabama State and Seton
Hall, but Illinois is one of the
holiest teams in the tour-
ney. The Fighting I Mini were
impressive with a 24-point
victory over Cincinnati.
No. 8 Alabama knocked
out the other No. 1 seed as
they sprinted past Stanford.
The Crimson Tide won their
opening round game over j
Southern Illinois by just one
point and will now face No. S
The Orangemen advanced
with a close win over BYU,
paced by Gerry McNamara's 43
points. Syracuse then took down
u i tournament champion
Vanderbilt Is another surprise
Sheldon Williams and the Duke Blue Devils will have their first
real tournament test this weekend when they play Illinois.
in the Sweet 16 as they will take
on No. 2 Connecticut. Vandy
went on a furious comeback
run over NC State to advance.
IK onn, Uexpected, cruised over
their first two opponents.
St. I.ouis Region
Pick: Kansas
Thejayhawksand Yellow Jack-
ets are much more talented than
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place in baseball
Chew on this - at least one
hit in S6 straight games: Mickey
Mantle. The only player to ever
finish a major league season
batting .400 or over: Ted
Williams. Ihe lirst man to break
Babe's 60 home-run mark in
one year with 61: Roger Maris.
Ah, wait now, hold the seeds
on that last one. Next to that
magical number is an aster-
isk denoting that maybe we
shouldn't consider it legitimate.
However, that denotation has
nothing to do with the use t
illegal performance enhancing
Mark McGuire used
Androstenedione, a.k.a. Andro,
lor a few seasons before he jacked
70 homers in 1998. However, that
was declared a legal supplement
by the MLB at the time. Barry
Bonds broke that record shortly
after with 73 bombs in the 2001
Some record, huh? Especially
considering that Bonds' career
high before that year didn't even
break 50 (46). More than a 30 per-
cent increase over one year is an
impressive number. It's the kind
of number that makes eyebrows
rise questioningly at how Bonds
reached the milestone even with
the knowledge of all of his skills
and intense training regiment.
Bonds has been hounded by reporters for the last month.
Well, in light of recent
events, perhaps the other shoe
has dropped.
Bonds' trainer, Greg Ander-
son, among four others, was
indicted on the charge of illegal
anabolic steroid distribution in
association with the Bay Area
laboratories (:o-Operative
(BALGO) in late February.
However, Bonds isn't the
only athlete on the diamond
suspected ot illegal steroid use.
New York Yankees' Gary Shef-
field and Jason Giambi were tun
players, along with Bonds, who
were called to testify before ,i
grand jury. All three have denied
using steroids, and Bonds has
Hone as far as going on record
saying "test me
( imsulering the testing
policies major league baseball has
in effect right now, that might
not be a bad idea. The current
plan ot action for testing illegal
drugs in the MLB is downright
pitiful. Players are only tested
twice for the entire year and
both tests are in the same week.
In addition to that, no tests are
given in the off-season, the time
when an athlete is most likely to
train with anaholk steroids or
other illegal substances.
I his format has drawn wide-
spread ridicule from players,
owners and fans. Kven some
ot the leaders of our country
have spoken out and challenged
baseball to institute a more strii I
drug polity.
"Your failure to commit to
addressing this issue straight on
and immediately will motivate
this committee to search for
legislative remedies said Sen.
John Met ain (R-ARZ.), Chair-
man of the Senate Commerce
Committee, directing comments
at players' union chief Donald
l-ehr on March 10.
"I don't know what they the
remedies are. But I can tell you
MLB commissioner Bud Selig,
left, looks at Donald Fehr.
and the players you represent, the
status quo is not acceptable. And
we will have to act in some way
unless the major league players'
union acts in the affirmative and
rapid fashion
Representative John Sense-
brenner (R-WIS.) also steered a
few stern comments toward l-ehr,
but these came more recently on
Monday, March 22.
"I don't think the players'
union has gotten the message,
but they're getting it said
"If somebody keels over
dead because of an overdose, it
doesn't do the players any good,
because dead players don't pay
union dues
I hank you for your com-
passion, Rep. Sensebrenner, it's
heartwarming. In all serious-
ness, though, he does have a valid
point. Steroids can do horrible
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f Club Sports
Spring Fling looks to
be better than ever
The men's and women's club
soccer teams will play host to
teams from around the nation
this weekend. The Spring Fling
2004 will take place March 26-
28. Nine teams are set to play on
the men's side, while only six are
participating for the women.
"We start on Friday night
and we are going to go all week-
end until the games are done
said Gray Hodges, head of cllib
The men's bracket includes
cluh teams from Duke, NC State,
South Carolina, UNC, Michigan
State, James Madison, the Naval
Academy and Craven County
ommunlty College.
Each team will be guaran-
teed three games played in a
round robin format. The top
learns from each group will
then advance to the semifinals
to be played Sunday morning.
I he finals will be held at I p.m.
�it Mount fields.
The women's bracket con-
tains James Madison, Florida
and the College of Charleston.
I he men and women previously
went to a tournament in Gaines-
ville, Ha so the Gators will he a
familiar foe.
Until the men and women's
soccer teams are filled with ex-
varsity high school players who
love the game of soccer They
hold practices two to three times
a week and players dictate the
intensity of the practices. Both
teams have traveled extensively
to go to tournaments all over the
This tournament will be the
same for other teams. Michigan
State has almost a 14-hnur drive
in front ot them hut will still
make it because they love the
The men's team and women's
team will play hack-to-back
games on Friday night. I 'he
first match-up for the women
is against Florida at H p.m. The
men's team will see the I'iratcs
For more information on club sports, go lo
take on Duke .11 9:30 p.m. The
women then play on Saturday at
2 p.m. against James Madison,
and the men will face Michigan
State at 5 p.m. All games will be
played at the Mount Field tntra-
mural Complex.
further information can be
found on the Hub team Websites.
The Web sites can be accessed
through w nun
This writer can be contacted at
Ga. Tech knows 'Cinderella' tag is not for Nevada
(KRT) � Nevada, the lowest
remaining seed in the N
Tournament, would prefer
that the media that suddenly
discovered that it exists in the
basketball universe not refer to
the lOth-secded Wolf I'ack as a
That tag implies that Nevada,
Georgia Tech's opponent Friday
in the St. Louis Regional
semifinals, doesn't belong on
the stage, that there's a ticking
clock on the Wolf Pack's stay at
the Big Dance.
"The press gives us the
'Cinderella' label, but we thought
we belonged here all along said
senior point guard Todd Okeson
on Monday.
"We knew that we were pretty-
good, but we just had lo get to the
tournament to show people
It didn't take upset victo-
ries against seventh-seeded
Michigan State and No. 2 seed
Gonzaga - just a couple of
tournaments removed from
being 'Cinderella' - to convince
Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt
that the Wolf Pack belonged.
Hewitt bad seen Nevada
battle preseason No. I
Connecticut to a close loss ear-
lier in the season. Uight then, he
developed an appreciation for
the Pack, and was anything but
surprised when Nevada knocked
off Gonzaga.
"If I didn't see Nevada play
Connecticut earlier in the year I
would've fallen into that trap
said Hewitt after the third-seeded
Yellow Jackets dispatched Boston
College on Sunday.
"I'm very impressed with
(coach) Trent (Johnson's) team.
Going into thai game, I thought
(lonaga was going to have a very
tough game on its hands
Hewitt was among the few.
Nevada, after all, hadn't been
to the NCAA Tournament since
losing in the first round to North
Carolina State in 1985. The Wolf
Pack (25-81 had never won an
NCAA Tournament game before
Despite returning four
starters and winning the
Western Athletic Conference
tournament, Nevada hardly
registered a blip on the national
All of a sudden, they are
America's darlings. Everyone
with a bracket already busted
will be rooting lor the upstarts
from Reno. The players got a taste '
of that on Sunday when more
than 400 people greeted them
at the Reno-Tahoe International
Monday, the deluge
continued as media from around
the country called, wanting to
tell the story of the underdog
Woll Pack.
"It's a great feeling getting
all this attention said forward
Kevinn Pinkney.
No one is getting more
than guard Kirk Snyder, a
o-loot-6 junior who was named
WAC; player of the year after
averaging nearly 19 points a
game this season. A potential
earls entrant into the NBA Draft,
the explosive Snyder can match
lech's athleticism on the wings.
Marvin Lewis and the Yellow Jackets are expecting a dog fight
from a very talented and physical Nevada team on Friday.
Me has notched more than 28
points five times this season.
Snyder highlights a veteran
group that has helped transform
the program. Seniors Okeson
and Garry Ilill-Thomas and
Pinkney, a junior, all started
last season when the I'ack
reached the WAC tournament
finals as Johnson continued his
rebuilding efforts.
Johnson, In his fifth season
as head coach after serving as an
assistant at Stanford in the late
1990s, has built the Wolf Pack
into a perennial WAC contender.
Nevada, which went 19-38 in
Johnson's first two seasons, will
finish above .500 for the third
consecutive season.
Bui nothing brought the
attention like the weekend's two
"Times are changing said
forward Sean Paul.
"We're being noticed more.
When people thought of Nevada
athletics, it was Vegas, but now
it's Reno
"We're beginning a new era
at "Nevada. We're making a name
for ourselves. We're not the new
Gonzaga. VVe'rethenew Nevada
said Hill-1 homas
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Second-year coach puts Alabama-Birmingham in spotlight
(kRIl � He wins with the
mm nobody eli� wanted, and
he net1, some guys everyone else
coveted. And that combination
has prosed to he potently sui-
cessflll lor Mike Anderson
USl two vears into his tenure
.is the basketball coach at Ala-
bama-Hi rmingham, Anderson propelled his Blazers into
the limelight and taught them
how to sleal the show.
n ith Sunday's 76-75 victory
er Kentucky, the No. 1 overall
lead in the NCAA tournament.
Anderson put the Hlaers in the
Sweet 16 tor the lirst time since
I9S2 More importantly, by heat-
ing the daunting Wildcats, the
Hlaers have lorced their way into
the national consciousness.
We worked hard this
season, and we had a ton of 6
a m workouts senior shooting
guaid Mo Finley said. "We put
In the work
UAB (22-9), the ninth seed in
the St. louis regional, will take-
on fourth-seed Kansas (2.1-8) on
Friday night. The two programs
could not be more different.
Kansas boasts of a "century of
basketball the tradition begun
when James Naismith, the inven-
tor of the game, was hired to be
the school's physical education
and religious director in 1898.
UAB just celebrated the silver
anniversary of its athletics pro
Kansas has played in 21 I uuil
four games. UAB has never been
in the Final Four.
The Kansas roster boasts
basketball blue bloods, forward
Wayne Simien, who leads the
team with 17.6 points and 9.2
rebounds per game, arrived in
Lawrence with his basketball
resume already gilded, the
Catorade Player of the Year in
Kansas and a McDonald's Ail-
Point guard Aaron Miles was
(iatorade Player of the Year In
And shooting guard Keith
l.anglord, a Nike All-American
in high school, finally settled
on Kansas after breaking his
Commitment to Mississippi, and
then flirting with Cincinnati
and Oklahoma
Most ol the Hlaers weren't as
highly recruited,
"When you look ,it our bas-
ketball team, we have blue-collar
players Anderson said. "We
don't have an McDonalds
All-Americans, but collectively
we have a pretty good basket-
ball team
I iiil� who leads Ins team
with wisdom, humor and a 13.9
spiring average, didn't even
really choose UAH. Ihe school
chose him
As a senior at l.alayette
(Ala.I High School, Finley aver-
aged 25.6 points per game and
shot 42.6 percent irom beyond
the arc.
He was also the senior class
historian and a member of the
National Honor Society.
But at S teet 11 inches, he
drew no interest from other
"They were the only place
that really considered me, so the
(. hoice was made for me Finley
said. "When they made the offer,
i jumped on it
Anderson inherited Finley
from former coach Murry
Bartow, now the head coach at
Fast Tennessee State.
He added junior-college
transfer Carldell "Squeaky"
Johnson, a steals specialist who
arrived in the tournament with
the best assists-to-turnovers
ratio (4.1-1) in the country.
lie also recruited Chicago
native lleniario Fddins, who
played two years at Mt. Carmel
and two more at Julian High
A top-100 prospect by ESPN,
Fddins was on Anderson's radar
when he was an assistant to
former coach Nolan Richardson
at Arkansas. And Fddins fol-
lowed Anderson when the latter
was named head coach at UAB
in 2002.
As a freshman, Eddins set a
freshman scoring record with
349 points. This season Fddins
is averaging 10 points per game
and is second on the team with
48 steals.
Twins Ronell and Donell
Taylor, too, had their pick of
Division I programs this season
after completing their junior-
college eligibility. They chose
Anderson's "40 minutes of
hell" defense, modeled on Rich-
ardson's, has obviously drawn
But can basketball ever be
king in football-mad Alabama?
Anderson, a Birmingham
native, believes so.
"As you win and you do
well in the tournament, that
determines a lot he said. "It
determines the popularity of
Anderson knows that the
Blazers will take the floor Friday
as underdogs against the blue-
blooded Jayhawks.
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Emeka Okafor and St. Joseph's
guard Jameer Nelson were unani-
mous selections to The Associated
I'ress All-America team.
The rest of the first team
was Lawrence Roberts of
Mississippi State, Josh Childrcss
of Stanford and Ryan Gomes of
Providence. Gomes is the Friars'
first All-American since Marvin
Barnes in 1974.
Ben Gordon of UCONN
and Ron Robinson of Central
Connecticut were honorable
Okafor is the fourth player
in UCONN history named to
the men's first team, following
Donyell Marshall, Ray Allen and
Richard Hamilton. But he is the
first unanimous selection for the
UCONN men.
"It is hard to express just
what it means to be recognized
as one of the best players in the
country Okafor said. "It is
such a tremendous honor to be
the first player in our school's
history to be a unanimous
selection and to be
mentioned in the same
sentence as guys like Donyell,
Ray and Rip is unbelievable to me.
Individual recognition like this
is really a reflection of the great
teammates and coaches that I
am fortunate to work with every
Nelson, a 6-foot guard, is
averaging 20.6 points and 4.6
rebounds this season. He is
shooting 48.5 percent, including
39.2 percent on threes, and has
155 assists and 88 turnovers. He
also has 88 steals.
Nelson also was named the
Naismith player of the year
Tuesday. Voting results and who
finished behind him were not
Okafor, a 6-10 junior center,
is averaging 18.1 points and
11.7 rebounds. He is shooting
60.1 percent and has blocked
138 shots this season and is
the main reason the Huskies
lead the nation in field goal
percentage defense.
"This is an honor that Emeka
is very deserving of and one that
clearly puts him in a class by
himself in the history of our
program UCONN coach Jim
Calhoun said. "To be recognized
universally as the best both
academically and athletically is
more special than people can
possibly realize. Emeka is truly
one of a kind
Okafor and Nelson earned
a perfect 360 points by being
picked on all 72 first-team
ballots by the same media panel
that votes on the weekly poll.
Debate has swirled around
Okafor and Nelson since
February, when it was clear
that one of them would be the
national player of the year. The
AP award will be announced at
the Final Four in San Antonio.
Each player has advocates.
Nelson fans point to the
Hawks' 27-1 regular season as
proof of his leadership.
The voting was done before
the tournament began, but
evidence of Nelson's
cool could be found in his
play against Texas Tech.
Nelson hit a big three in the
waning moments to seal that
victory and a Sweet 16 berth.
Okafor's supporters argue
that he is the only player In
college basketball that opposing
coaches need to game plan for at
both ends of the court.
They also argue that Okafor
accomplished his numbers
against tougher competition.
Earlier this month Okafor
became the first player in Big
East history to win player of the
year, defensive player of the year
and scholar athlete of the year in
the same season.
Ahead will be other honors,
including an almost certain spot
on the Wooden All-America
team and a chance at the Wooden
Award as player of the year.
Robinson was the lone
Northeast Conference player to
make the list. He was named
to the NEC first learn and was
conference player of the year.
Robinson started 27 of 28
games this season and led the
team with 18.2 points and 9.7
Gomes, a 6-7 junior forward
from Waterbury, averaged 18.9
points and 9.4 rebounds. He had
24 first-team votes.AP AP
Emeka Okafor has done
pretty well on the court
and exceptionally well
in the classroom. The
Connecticut junior was just
as impressive in garnering
votes for The Associated Press'
preseason All-America team.
Okafor was one vote short of
being a unanimous selection
Wednesday Nov. 12, 2003,
and was joined on the team
by seniors Jameer Nelson of
Saint Joseph's and Rickey
Paulding of Missouri and
sophomores Ike Diogu of
Arizona State and Raymond
Felton of North Carolina.
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their Cinderella opponents, and
it should come down to these two
teams. Cinderella teams don't last
forever, and this weekend should
be the end of the road for UAB
and Nevada.
East Rutherford Region
Pick: Oklahoma State
The Cowboys are firing
on all cylinders entering
their match-up with Pitt. St.
Joseph's got their first big
non-conference test against Texas
Tech and played well. However,
Jameer Nelson and company
need to step up their game even
more to get past Wake Forest.
Atlanta Region
Pick: Duke
Duke has had arguably the
most impressive tournament
thus far. Alabama State was
a given blowout, but Seton
Hall didn't even come close.
J.J. Redick busted out of his
slump, and if Duhon is healthy,
the Blue Devils should have no
problem making the Final Four.
Phoenix Region
Pick: Uconn
Connecticut is, with-
out a doubt, the most tal-
ented team remaining in the
region. However, that hasn't
stopped them from losing games
they should have won over the
course of the season. Vandy
won't give them any trouble, but
Syracuse has the firepower with
McNamara and Hakim Warrick
to return to the Final Four.
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things to a human body.
Though anabolic steroids
are very effective in build-
ing muscle mass, they do not
increase the elasticity of ten-
dons and ligaments, hence
the abundance of connective
tissue injuriesamongathletes who
use these drugs. Tears, tendon and
ligament inflammation and
muscle pulls are all common
skU- effects ol sti-mid use.
In response, athletes may
gse human growth hormones
to prevent the lagging liga-
ment and tendon growth from
occurring, but this also has a
downside. These hormones have
nasty side effects of their own,
and mixing drugs, especially
substances of this magnitude, is
very dangerous.
It would appear that with
health risks such as these,
players would not even think of
using anabolic steroids or most
athletes would at least welcome
drug tests more than just twice a
year in the same week.
Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt
Schilling has been quite vocal
about the issue, and he believes
most players would accept a
more stringent testing policy
if a third party were to handle
the procedures.
"I don't trust the Major
League Baseball ownership group
to handle drug testing for Major
League Baseball said Schilling
to the Hartford Courant on
Wednesday, March 17.
"In my opinion, you find an
independent third party that will
handle drug testing free of own-
ership input, and I'd bet you 99.9
percent of the players in baseball
would say please do it. I'd be all
for it
That is a rather strong
statement coming from a cur-
rently active shoe-in Hall of Fame
pitcher. His next comments were
even more acrimonious toward
MLB ownership as he flat out
denounced them for a lack
of credibility.
"We had a drug test last year
that we were told was absolutely
confidential Schilling said.
"Come to find out a year later,
it isn't. That's the ownership in a
nutshell. 1 don't trust them to do
any of that stuff. If we can find
an independent third party to
handle drug testing, I'm all for
It. I don't care. I'M urinate as
many times a year as you need
me to
The bottom line out of all
this mess is that baseball, along
with any other sport professional
or amateur, has no room for
Taking illegal steroids,
growth hormones and supple-
ments as deemed so by the league
is cheating.
Don't forget, the drug that
started all of this, THG, wasn't
declared illegal by the MLB when
some of these athletes may have
used it. If it turns out that these
guys took Tl l(i, although it's ille-
gal now, you can't penalize them
for using it when it was legal.
On another note, the test-
ing policy in use as of now is
a joke and a different system is
undoubtedly necessary.
Major League commissioner
Bud Selig apparently welcomes
a change in testing and many
players seem to be begging for
Fehr and the MLBPA, though
they were unwilling to budge on
the issue at first, took a small step
in the right direction recently
staling that they may open up to
a more strict testing regiment.
Also, memo to Chief Fehr
- testing in the off-season has
nothing to do with an invasion
of privacy.
If these athletes are using
illegal drugs to better them-
selves in the work they do
day in and day out, whether
it be midseason, postseason or
off season, it is perfectly within
the league's rights to ferret them
out and suspend or fine at will.
Until the union realizes that
they are looking out for both
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game by supporting a far more
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injuries. You may even see a few
deaths along the way.
Chief Fehr, Commissioner
Selig and all of you major leagu-
ers - you say baseball is America's
prided pastime? Prove it to me.
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The East Carolinian, March 25, 2004
East Carolina's student-run campus newspaper was first published in 1923 as the East Carolina Teachers College News (1923-1925). It has been re-named as The Teco Echo (1925, 1926-1952), East Carolinian (1952-1969), Fountainhead (1969-1979), and The East Carolinian (1969, 1979-present). It includes local, state, national, and international stories with a focus on campus events.
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