The East Carolinian, April 1, 2004






Volume 79 Number 132
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Ticket One triumphs
The new position monitors noisy neighbors.
New position will
help off-campus
students resolve
living problems
Search in progress for student
neighborhood relations coordinator
JOSH SLONE
STAFF WRITER
The three-fourths of ECU students who live off
campus will soon have help from a new position
in the Department of Student Life.
Mary Louise Antieau, director of the Office of
Student (lonfllct Resolution, recently began accept-
ing applications for the position of student-neigh-
borhood relations coordinator. The position Is not
common to many colleges or universities, but is
becoming more popular.
"There are five or six universities in the country
that have this position said Antieau.
"We're modeling it after a position at the State
University of New York-Albany
The SNRC will offer services and help to off-
campus students by educating them on their
responsibilities as citizens and preventing them
from getting in trouble.
"I can think of lots of newly on their own col-
lege students living off campus that irritate their
neighbors said Gavin Vincent, senior sociology
major.
The SNKC will try to resolve such situations.
"If you live next door to an exceptionally
noisy neighbor, and you're trying to study and
all they're doing is having parties every night
the SNRC will do is something like knock on their
door and say 'hi, I'm the SNRC, and I hear you're
having a party this weekend, how can I help and
make sure that this is a good party so that you don't
end up in jail and your neighbors aren't unhappy
see SNRC page A3
Shannon O'Donnell and Jackie Lambertsen from Ticket One celebrate a win by more than 400 votes against Ticket Two on Wednesday night.
Large turnout despite
decreased polling time
PETER KALAJIAN
STAFF WRITER
After the announcement of
Ticket One's victory in the 2004
SGA elections, treasurer-elect Brad
Greaver just wanted
sleep.
"I'm tired,
man, totally shell-
shocked from this whole experi-
ence said Creaver.
As his fellow candidates hugged
supporters and congratulated each
other, Graver sUxkI with a satisfied
smile on his race.
"We came together as a ticket
two months ago and have really
been moving since then. This was
quite a turnout. We need to thank
the entire student body for coming
SGA
out
And come out, they did. Kven
with a computer glitch on OneStop
resulting in the inadvertent deletion
of more than 500 votes Tuesday and
one day of voting instead of two,
2,029 ECU students - 10 percent
of the student IxxJy - voted. This
peimilllge is up several points from
last year.
Along with Greaver, newly-
elected SGA President Shannon
O'Donnell, Vice President David
llerndon and Secretary Jackie I.am-
bertson round out the candidates on
Ticket One.
Ticket One ran on a platform
of improved student representation
and accountability. They knew it
would be difficult to beat Ticket
Two, which included incumbent
SGA President Ian Baer.
"I'm overwhelmed said Presi-
dent-elect Shannon O'Donnell.
"It's been a lot of time and work
to get here. We're all very excited
Pausing fora moment, O'Donnell
included a word for her opponent.
"I would like to say, 'Thank
you to Ian for his time as presi-
dent. I know it's lots of work and
lots of stress, and I just wanted to
say thanks
Working in conjunction with
the faculty and other student orga-
nizations, O'Donnell has big plans
for her administration.
"More than anything, we need
more student representation
O'Donnell said.
"Every time a student commit-
tee meets from now on, there will
be a member of this administra-
tion there. I am going to make sure
that the students have a consistent
voice
The winning ticket will be
sworn in at the yearly SGA ban-
quet on April 21. The banquet
will be an opportunity for incom-
ing SGA officials iii extend their
appreciation for the contribu-
tions made to their campaign
by family, friends and SGA
Senators.
O'Donnell had nothing but
praise for her fellow officers.
"This summer I saw a true leader
emerge in David, filings really came
together. Having him on this team is
an honor. He's a wonderlul person
O'Donnell said.
"Brad is a 'by the book' guy.
Ik's not afraid to stand up lor the
rules, no exceptions. And Jackie is
Panhellenic president. She's orga-
nized, on top of things and has
time management skills I long lor
-so enthusiastic
Between now and April 21, mem-
bers of the new administration will
rest up for the challenges ahead.
This writer con be contacted at
news@theastcarolinian.com.
Aprils objective to Greenville Carmike to receive Fandango
increase awareness
of sexual assaults
New options make
catching a movie
easier than ever
Local organizations plan events to
inform public during national month
NICK HENNE
STAFF WRITER
Too often, awareness of sexual assault is height-
ened after an incident has occurred, like the early
semester rapes in Belk and White Residence Halls.
During April, the nation and ECU look to educate
and prevent further violence through National
Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Display cases offering brochures and T-shirts
condemning violence against women are displayed
around campus at Mendenhall, the Student Rec-
reation Center, Dowdy Student Stores and Student
Health Service.
Valarie kisler-van Reede, licensed psychologist
at the Ctflter for Counseling and Student Develop-
ment said the T-shirts will have a large impact on
students and faculty.
"Some ol the shirts are very powerful because
they are made by victims or friends of victims
Kisler-van Reede said.
The Healthy Lifestyles team is conducting a
'clothesline project" booth during Barefoot on
the Mall.
I he project will allow people make T-shirts
promoting sexual assault awareness, Kisler-van
ReedC said. The complimentary service Is open to
all students.
I he Center for Counseling and Student Devel-
opment conducts programs year-long to raise
sexual assault awareness, which are more frequent
early In the school year to educate new students.
The center also provides counseling for stu-
dents who are victims of sexual assault. Kisler-
van Reed said there are many student victims of
see ASSAULT page A5
PETER KALAJIAN
STAFF WRITER
With movie attendance rising
and box office records falling by
the wayside, the last few years
have witnessed an explosion
of options for the movie-going
public, including online ticket
sales.
Eandango.com is one of the
most well-known online ticket
sellers. In addition to provid-
ing online purchasing capa-
bilities to some of the nation's
leading movie houses, fandango
offers movie reviews, industry
news and gift certificates, called
fandango bucks.
lickets to Carmike Theatres
in Raleigh and Charlotte can
be purchased on Eandango's
site. Carmike 12, the only
movie theatre in the Greenville
area, has yet to follow the larger
cities' examples.
"Carmike is currently
in the process of Introduc-
ing online ticket sales here is
Greenville said l.eeann Bacon,
manager of the Greenville Car-
mike 12.
"It just hasn't happened yet.
Apparently, this theater doesn't
have machinery for online
sales
Bacon could not give an exact
date when customers can expect
online ticket buying opportuni-
ties to arrive in the area.
"When "The Passion" came
out, we received lots of questions
about buying online, but before
that, almost no one asked Bacon
said.
"We're not as big a theater
as Raleigh where the service
is available, and our market is
much smaller. Movies really don't
sell out that often here
Carmike Headquaiters in
Virginia had no comment.
Sean Dunnigan is a junior
hospitality management major
and avid moviegoer.
"I definitely would buy tickets
see MOVIE page A5 Carmike will soon be free of long
lines.
Student reports burglary in Ringgold Towers
Male victim unharmed
in $25 dollar theft
KEITH S. BYERS
STAFF WRITER
An ECU student residing
at Ringgold Towers reported
Tuesday night that a man
knocked on his door, tame inside,
and left after shuttling through
some drawers and taking $25
from the victim's wallet.
Gavin Gollehon, 20, told
the Greenville Police Depart-
ment he heard a knock on his
third floor door around 11 p.m.
Thinking it was someone he
knew, Gollehon opened the door,
and the suspect forced his way
inside the apartment.
According to police records,
Gollehan described the sus-
pect as a black male, about five
feet seven inches tall wearing a
black shirt and bandana. Golle-
han could not determine the
suspect's age.
The police report speci-
fied that after entering the
apartment, the suspect "looked
around, grabbed a wallet on
a computer desk and looked
through a couple of drawers
and then left
The Greenville Police
Department took the report,
however ECU Police Maj. Frank
Knight said they heard the call
come over their scanner, but did
not become directly involved
with the investigation because it
occurred off campus.
"We did talk to the Greenville
officers who did respond
said Knight.
He also said that ECU
police officers checked all the
residence halls on the west end
of campus to see if the suspect
was near.
see THEFT page A5
Though Gavin Gollehon's wallet contained a
credit and debit card, the thief took only $25.
Sexual Assualt Awareness
throughout April
In 1994, 316,000 estimated rapes and attempted rapes were committed. This means US each das or so ner
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Seter who was found sale yesterday
At the Milestone Incentive Awards
Ceremony, HOTC cadets received gifts
to sigrtfy the progress.
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Day. which dates back lo 16th century
France
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ECUs basebal game was rained out last
night The Pirates head to Charlotte this
weekend for a three-game series.
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5. is the last day to remove
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ERIN RICKERT
News Editor
HOLLY O'NEAL
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news@theeastcarolinian.com
2527328.6366
Announcements
Summer and Fall Registration
Registration for summer sessions and fall 2004 semester is
currently open.
Sophomore Survey
Students who have completed 45-60 credit hours, 30 from ECU, must
take the Sophomore Survey before pre-registering for summer or fall 2004
semesters The survey is available online at OneStop
Pediatric Sleep Screening
Dr. Daniel Lee and Dr. Susan Boutillier of East Carolina Neurology will
screen children for sleep-related disorders and provide tips on how to
help Ihem get a good night's rest. No appointment is necessary The
screening is Saturday, April 3. from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in The Sleep Center,
4 Doctors Park. Medical Drive
Deadline
Monday, April 5 is the last day to remove incompletes given during fall
semester 2003.
Co-ops and Internships Workshop
The Office of Student Professional Development offers a workshop
Monday. April 5 from 2 p.m - 3 p.m. in 1012 Bate to assist students looking
for co-op and internship opportunities
State Holiday
Classes will not be held Friday and Saturday, April 9 - 10.
Mac Users Group
The Mac Users Group will meet Tuesday, April 13 at 7 pm. in Harvey Hall.
Murphy Center to discuss iMovie 4. iDVD4 and iPhoto 4 software.
Resumes Workshop
The Office of Student Professional Development offers a workshop on
resume writing Monday. April 12 from 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. in 1014 Bate.
Correspondence Workshop
The Office of Student Professional Development offers a workshop on
professional correspondence Tuesday, April 13 from 5 pm. - 6 p.m. in
1014 Bate
Interviewing Workshop
The Office of Student Professional Development offers a workshop
Wednesday, April 14 from 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. in 1014 Bate on interviewing.
Technology and Teaching Conference
The College of Education will co-sponspr the Southeastern Regional
Technology and Teaching Conference at the Greenville Hilton
Wednesday - Friday, April 14-16. Contact Diane D Kester at 328-6621
for more information
Job Searching Workshop
The Office of Student Professional Development offers a workshop on tools
students can use in their job searches. The workshop will be Thursday,
April 15 from 5 pm - 6 p.m. in 1014 Bate.
Co-ops and Internships Workshop
The Office of Student Professional Development offers a workshop
Thursday, April 22 from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. in 1012 Bate to assist students
looking for co-op and internship opportunities
Commencement Registration
Degree candidates who wish to participate in the May 8 ceremony must
make a reservation through Onestop
Parents Council Nominations
The Office of Advancement for Student Life and the Parents Council
Nominations Committee is seeking nominations of parents for the 2004-05
Parents Council Call Cheryl Kite at 328-9585 for more information
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.
Community Service Scholarship
The Kiwanis Club of Greater Greenville is accepting applications for a
$500 community service scholarship. Applicants should be Pitt County
residents, female, have a minimum GPA of 2 5 and are currently or planning
to attend Pitt County Community College or ECU. The application deadline
is April 16 Contact Shelly Townsend at 341-0363 for more information
Paper Person
The student featured at the top of todays is paper Gavin Woodruff,
sophomore industrial technology major
News Briefs
Local
Lawyers say Navy needs more
information on landing field
RALEIGH (AP) - The Navy doesn't
know enough about how a proposed
landing strip could damage the
habitat of thousands of migratory
birds in Eastern North Carolina
and work on the project should
stop, lawyers argued Tuesday in
federal court
US District Court Judge Terrence
Boyle indicated he could take
several days to decide the matter.
The plaintiffs lawyers said they would
decide Wednesday whether to seek a
temporary restraining order pending
his ruling.
Allowing the Navy to continue
negotiating with landowners-a
number of whom don't want to
sell-to buy the 30.000 acres needed
for the project and to continue with
other work related to the outlying
landing field, or OLE could cause
irreparable harm, lawyer Kiran Mehta
argued
Stephen Bartell, a lawyer representing
the Navy, argued that a delay
ultimately hurts the military's ability
to train needed pilots.
Wllkes County children urge
ban on exotic pets
WILKESBORO (AP) - Classmates of a
boy killed by a tiger in December have
asked Wilkes County officials to ban
dangerous exotic animals.
The county is considering the ban
after C.J, Eller, a fourth-grader at
Moravian Falls Elementary School.
was killed Dec 16 by a 400-pound
Bengal tiger that his aunt owned.
"CJ was not only a classmate of
mine but a friend as well said
Zana Ferguson. "Because we are
children, a lot of people do not think
we have important things to say,
but many times it is the children
who suffer the most pain One way
that we believe children can be
protected is by passing a law to ban
dangerous exotic animals
The county is considering a
ban that would include a broad
range of animals, including
lions, tigers, bears, kangaroos,
anteaters. prairie dogs, monkeys,
cobras, crocodiles and many other
species.
National
Rice may testify publicly
next week
WASHINGTON (AP) - When she
testifies publicly before the Sept.
11 commission, Condoleezza Rice
will be making an election-year
defense of the Bush's administrations
anti-terrorism policy prior to the
2001 attacks.
"We want to understand the nature
of the decision-making in the highest
levels of government commission
chairman Thomas Kean said after
the White House reversed course
Tuesday and agreed to let Rice,
who is Bush's national security
adviser, testify publicly.
Broadcasters holding closed-
door summit on indecency
WASHINGTON (AP) - The broadcast
industry is meeting with regulators
and critics behind closed doors
to discuss ways of responding
to growing complaints about
indecent programming.
The daylong summit comes as
the Federal Communications
Commission promises a crackdown
and lawmakers prepare to raise the
fines for indecency on over-the-air
television and radio
"I have never seen such broad
consensus on an issue said L Brent
Bozell III, president of the Parents
Television Council, a conservative
advocacy group,
"People have just said, 'Enough is
enough These are our airwaves
You are violating a trust and we
have the right to knock you off for
doing this
World
World court says United States
violated rights of 51 Mexicans
on death row
THE HAGUE. Netherlands (AP) - The
International Court of Justice on
Wednesday ruled that the United
States violated the rights of 51
Mexicans on death row and ordered
their cases be reviewed
The United Nations' highest
judiciary, also known as the world
court, was considering a suit filed by
Mexico claiming 52 convicted
murderers weren't given their
right to assistance from their
government.
"The US should provide by means of
its own choosing meaningful review
of the conviction and sentence" of
the Mexicans, presiding judge Shi
Jiuyong said
Shi said the review, in all but three
cases, could be carried out under
the normal appeals process in the
United States.
But tor three men whose have already
exhausted all other appeals, the
court said the United States should
make an exception and review their
cases one last time
The court found that in the remaining
case, the convict had received his
rights and his case didn't need to
be reviewed.
Report: 30 detained after Uzbek
terror attacks that killed 42;
search for suspects continues
TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) - Thirty
people have been detained on
terrorism charges in the wake of
three days of attacks that killed
42 people in this former Soviet
republic, a news agency reported,
citing prosecutors
Police declined to confirm the
number of people detained but said
they were still combing the Uzbek
capital for more suspects
The violence, Including the country's
first suicide bombings, has been
Uzbekistan's most serious unrest
since it let hundreds of U.S. troops
use a base near the Afghan border
after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks
on the United States.
Cadets awarded for progress
At Wednesday's Milestone Incentive Awards Ceremony, ROTC cadets transitioning from one academic year to the next
received gifts like Iron Man watches, bookbags and books to signify their progress. Cadets will travel to Fort Bragg and
face four other universities in a field training competition. �
Slaying of five U.S. soldiers makes March
deadliest month in Iraq since November
WASHINGTON (AP) � The
hurst of violence In Iraq on
Wednesday assured that March
will lit- the second-deadli-
est month lor U.S. troops
since President Hush declared
an end to major combat on
May I.
Five soldiers of the 1st Infan-
try Division were killed in a road-
side bombing wesi of Baghdad,
raising the month's death toll to
at least 48. I he only month with
more deaths was November,
with 82.
The White House blamed ter-
rorists and remnants ol Saddam
Hussein's former regime for
"horrific atta ks" in the city of
lallujahon tour U.S. contractors,
at least one an American. Jubilant
Iraqi residents dragged charred
corpses through the streets and
hanged them from a bridge.
"There are some that are
doing everything they can to try
to prevent a June 30 transfer of
sovereignty to ,n Iraqi govern-
ment White House spokesman
Scott McClellan told reporters,
�There are terrorists, there
are some remnants of the former
regime that are enemies of free-
dom and enemies ot democracy,
but democracy is taking root and
we are making important prog-
ress said McClellan.
"We will not turn back from
thai effort
In Berlin, helping to raise
assistance tor rehabilitating
Afghanistan, Secretary of State
( olln Powell said the culprits
"will be dealt with and they will
he defeated
"T he Iraqi people will he tree.
It will happen Powell said.
"They will has e a democracy,
and the international community
will make that come about
I here had been high hopes
that the capture of Saddam on
Dec. 13 would steal momen-
tum from the anti-occupa-
tion insurgency and improve
security for Iraqis as well as
American troops.
Instead the killing has contin-
ued at roughly a constant pace,
and attacks against Iraqi civilians
have increased.
The death toll for American
troops fell in February to 21,
hut it was one of the deadliest
months for Iraqi civilians. In
January 46 U.S. troops died and
the toll in December was 40.
In all, at least S97 U.S. troops
have died in Iraq since the war
began March 20, 2003. Of the
total, 4S9 have died since May
1 when Bush flew onto an air-
craft carrier off the California
coast to declare the end of
major combat.
Those totals do not include
two American civilian employees
of the Defense of the Army who
were killed March 9.
The four civilian contract
workers who were killed Wednes-
day were ambushed in their
SUVs in Fallujah, a Sunni Tri-
angle city about 35 miles west
of Baghdad and scene of some of
the worst violence on both sides
of the conflict.
The abuse of their corpses
after the killing was reminiscent
of the 1993 scene in Somalia
when a mob dragged the corpse of
a U.S. soldier through the streets
of Mogadishu, triggering U.S.
public outrage that led eventu-
ally to an American withdrawal
from the African nation.
SRNC
from page A2
with you? Antieau said.
I he Sui will partner with
local neighborhood associations,
such as the lar KiveiUniversity
Neighborhood Association. I his
will create a previously non-exis-
tent formal connection with these
neighborhood asscu latJdns,
I here will also he a Web site
and hotline so anyone can report
"good news or had news about
tilings thai are going on in the
neighborhood Antieau said.
ihe sniu' will work in con-
junction with (ail Reese, neigh-
borhood service coordinator for
the city of Greenville. Reese has
been involved with oil-campus
students before, hut had no affili-
ation with the ECU.
Antieau said the SNIU! will
Inform, and Reese will act.
tor example. Antieau said,
a common complaint from ofl-
campus students is students park-
ing in their front lawn, which is
an ordinani e violation. The
SNR: would go to the offenders,
explain the violation and propose
resolutions
II the student doesn't comply,
ihe facilitator will call Reese arid
let him know.
"Ihe1 SNIWs will to prevent
students from getting in trouble
tirst. and will.use the judicial
force if necessary, secondly
Additionally, Antieau said
many students have problems
with their landlords.
"We get regular complaints
from students about landlords
who have unfair leases or are not
fixing the place up and threaten-
ing to throw them out or raise the
rent Antieau said.
To help students deal with
these and other residential issues,
the SNRC will use the Mediation
Center to resolve disputes.
More than 100 applications
were received. A screening
committee - comprised of two
students, a faculty member, a
member of the City Council, a
member of TRUNA, a represen-
tative from ECU'S Counseling
Center, Reese and Antieau - nar-
rowed the applicants to 16, then
four.
"We had a wonderful pool of
candidates Antieau said.
Ihe committee meets Friday
to discuss remaining candidates.
If they can't agree on an indi-
vidual, they will reopen the
screening process.
The committee hopes to have
a candidate in office by May.
"We're very excited about
having this position, working
with the city and improving
things for our students who live
off campus it's a great oppor-
tunity Antieau said.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeaitcarolinian.com
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At about 9:00 p.m. last Monday night, 17-year-old Candace
Parker strolled across the hardwood of a gymnasium floor with
a basketball fully palmed in her hand.
The 6-foot 4-inch prep basketball player then strutted to the
left side of the hoop and set her sights on the rim. She must
have known something all of us didn't, because what ensued
seconds after that may put a spark in women's basketball the
world has yet to see.
Parker, a Tennessee recruit, took that ball and rocked the rim
in the McDonald's All American dunking contest. As if that isn't
impressive enough, she went on to win the contest, a feat also
accomplished by players like Vince Carter, Jerry Stackhouse.
Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James. And she did it with a left
knee that is still recovering from an ACL tear last July.
They say this kid can play any position on the floor, even at
her size They say she was already proclaimed the best high
school women's athlete ever, even before she threw down with
the men. Seeing as she's the first ever two-time winner of the
Naismith National Player of the Year award, we tend to believe
the hype.
This girl could bring excitement into a sport that is already grow-
ing in popularity on at least the collegiate level.
Considering she'll be playing on one of the best programs year
in and year out, this future Volunteer will get plenty of air time
on ESPN and the like.
Parker could very well turn out to be the female version of LeBron
James, and anyone who doubts her ability to do just that should
take a look at this stat line.
In high school. Parker helped lead Naperville Central High
School to two straight Illinois Class AA State Championships,
averaged 24 3 points, 3.3 steals. 3.5 blocks, and 11.5 rebounds
per game her senior year finished her career with 2,758 points
Her team was also 95-4 in the final 99 games in which she
played.
The dunks are not what are special about this young lady - just
a taste of what she could bring to women's basketball. She's
mature, charismatic, confident, cool, collected and very intel-
ligent (finished with 3 59 GPA)
When the women's season starts again next year, watch for
Parker to light up the national headlines.
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From global cooling
to global warming
In 1975, certain members of
the scientific, environmental,
and political communities were
prophesying doom and gloom on
I global scale.
Global cooling was coming.
Drastic measures, including melt-
ing the polar ice caps, were pro-
posed and considered. Mankind
was going to perish. We had to
act now.
These comments are para-
phrased from a 1975 Newsweek
magazine article on the imminent
threat to the world's food supply
caused by the onset of global
cooling.
this was not an isolated article,
there were numerous news stories
and scientific articles about this
very subject from the early 70's on.
People were seriously concerned.
Know what It appears that
they may have been just a little
hit mistaken.
And since some people
aren't happy unless they have
something to complain about,
or they just want to make them-
selves appear more "concerned"
than the average Joe on the street,
once global cooling fizzled on
them something had to take Its
place. And so along came global
warming.
Okay, that's not totally fair.
I he concepts of global warming
and global cooling have both been
tossed around since the 1970's.
In fact, when global cooling
was the "cause celebre there
were other groups of equally
"respected" and "concerned"
scientists, environmentalists and
vote seeking politicians saying
that global warming was the
most serious concern facing man-
kind.
Global warming came out the
victor then, but global cooling
proponents weren't about to give
up without a fight.
Some of the same people who
wereare shouting warnings
about global warming, when
faced with data that does not
support their beliefs, are now
beginning to claim that global
cooling Hi global warming are
related.
Where the temperature
is going up: global warming.
Where the temperature is going
down: global cooling.
At the same time, on the
same planet. Oh yeah, the same
ultimate cause also: us.
That has been the underlying
assertion for both arguments the
whole time. Evil man with his
wicked machines is destroying
everything he touches. What
a joke!
And a one-sided partisan joke
at that. The scientists, politicians
and environmentalists who want
to use this issue to their own ben-
efit are deliberately not providing
all the facts
When was the last time
you heard any of the following
reported or taught?
(1) Volcanic eruptions emit
both "greenhouse" and other
gases and that one average erup-
tion emits more gases than man
has.
(2) There were over 40
eruptionsactive volcanoes in
2003 and over 110 eruptions
active volcanoes since January
1995.
(3) The effect of volcanic
eruptions (generally) is a cool-
ing trend.
(4) The Kyoto Protocols to
reduce greenhouse emissions do
not restrict the emission amounts
of the world's largest polluters
such as China and "developing"
Third World nations.
(5) President Clinton refused
to sign the Kyoto Protocols
long before President Hush took
office.
(6) There are scientists of
equal or greater credentia Is say i ng
that global warmingcooling is
based on "junk science
(7) There is irrefutable evi-
dence that the Earth goes through
natural, periodic temperature
change cycles and very strong
evidence that we are in one at
this moment.
(8) The burps and flatulence
of cows increases the amount of
greenhouse gases in the atmo-
sphere.
I ley, don't blame me for
Number 8. That was a multi-
year taxpayer funded study.
The results were published and
reported around the world.
Besides, as imaginative as I am,
I would never have been able to
dream up such a unique way of
sucking up taxpayer money.
So, why have we not seen these
and the myriad other cases against
the global warmingcooling craze?
That's easy.
The media, some politicians
and much of academia, are willing
accomplices in suppressing these,
or any, facts that do not lit into
their current popular beliefs.
More so now than 30 years ago,
there are all sorts of news sources
tout i ng t he gloomy fUttl re we face
because of global climate change.
Newspaper and magazine articles,
scientific journals, Al Gore and
other politicians, you name it,
are raising a hue and cry.
Numerous text books, from
kindergarten on up to some of
our own college texts, covering
subjects from math to politi-
cal science and beyond, carry
Chicken Little warnings, exer-
cises and chapter highlights on
the subject.
And all warn of the dire "con-
sequences" we face from global
warming (global cooling hasn't
become popular enough to make-
it into print yet).
It is being forced down our
throats from kindergarten on,
along with other "politically
correct" subjects. We are being
brainwashed.
We attend an institution of
higher learning where critical
thinking is supposedly encour-
aged and practiced.
Yet, we are receiving an over-
load of information from only
one side of this and many other
subjects. Why?
Why is valid, conflicting,
scientific information being
ignored?
Are the powers that be in
academia, politics and the media
afraid that if they give us both
sides of this and other arguments,
such as "gun control to openly
study we might disagree with
their cherished beliefs?
Would access to conflicting
information empower the "little
man" (us) and somehow threaten
their perceived social and intel-
lectual superiority? Would that
be such a bad thing?
These are questions that
need to be asked and, more
importantly, answered. I chose
to discuss climate change because
of the obvious way that only one
side is being discussed.
that this is by no means the
only subject this happens in is
patently obvious.
We deserve and should
demand the right to fully,exam-
ine both sides of an issue and
not just what some politician,
reporter, teacher or textbook
committee decides to spoon
teed us.
If we do not, then we are not
paying for an education, we are
paying for indoctrination.
In the March 25 article, titled "Just when you thought it
couldn't get any worse the name of California state senator
Vasconcellos was misspelled. This is the correct spelling. TEC
regrets the error.
Opinions in Brief
TEC EDITORIAL BOARD
Hush's Idea for all-access
Internet will cost us
On Friday, President Hush
announced he wants high-speed
Internet access available to all
ineru,ms by 2007 In true Bush
fashion, however, he offered no
details on how this might be
accomplished.
In case you didn't notice, this
is another ploy to distract voters
front more practical economic
problems - just another feel-
good agenda item to appeal to the
public s fantasy.
Helc ire such a massive project
begins, there will be debates,
regulations, funding disputes,
comprises, etc and all this energy
would be reduced to what little is
focused on attac king more critical
needs.
The Internet is definitely revo-
lutionary, but not more so than
a house, a good income and an
affordable, higher education.
F.vcn if the government decides
to take such a proactive role In
media creation, the question also
arises whether censorship of its
offspring would follow.
I i ke t he m ission to Mars, Bush's
sci-fi longings overlook the reality
of American life. Unless the public
wises up to - and speaks out against
- his empty promises, the political
power ol big media corporations
who stand to profit most from
such a venture and their unques-
tioning followers will re-elect the
out-of-touch Texan.
Bishop kills pedestrian
After reading an Associated
Press article, which described a
Roman Catholic bishop as one
of the first to be convicted of a
felony, I was shocked.
Bishop Thomas O'Brien of
Phoenix, Ariz, was sentenced to
four years probation, and his driv-
er's license was suspended for five
years after killing a pedestrian by
hit and run.
O'Brien argued that the
damage to his vehicle was caused
by a stone or bird.
I always thought clergymen
were supposed to be some of the
most honest and pure people on
earth. What is the world coming
to when Cod's messengers are
committing sins like murder and
abuse?
War Is no joke
At the annual dinner of the
Radio and Television News Cor-
respondents held Wednesday,
President Bush cracked jokes
about not finding weapons of
mass destruction in Iraq.
The dinner features politi-
cal humor each year, but I don't
think that the war or not finding
weapons of mass destruction
is a laughing matter. Bush pro-
vided "amusing descriptions of
photographs" (hat were shown
at the dinner. While showing
a photograph of Bush looking
under furniture in the White
House, he said, 'Those weapons
of mass destruction have got to l)e
somewhere nope, no weaKns
over there maybe under here?"
Six hundred U.S. soldiers have
been killed in the "War against
Terrorism and I don't think we
- especially the president - should
lx' making jokes about not find-
ing the weapons that we went to
war over.
Bush just wanted a reason to be
able logo into Iraq and start a war
and find Saddam.
lie wanted to finish what his
father couldn't. Other presidents
have made jokes about things they
have done while in office, but this
time it went too far. Clinton joked
about the Lewinsky scandal, but no
one was killed in that. The presi-
dent should not joke when he has
caused innocent people to die.
i .inipiis construction woes
Once again, ECU undergoes
growing (along with driving) pains
as roads and buildings arc torn up
and put back together between
Flanagan and Bate.
Does anyone remember a time
when there wasn't any construc-
tion going on at this campus? From
Rivers (the Nursing building) to the
West End dining hall to Flanagan,
you would think that the adminis-
tration would wait for one project
(or headache) to finish before start-
ing another one. Better yet, why
not make Flanagan a parking deck?
It's not in an area that's prone to
flooding and a foundation already
exists for the present building.
Science classes held before
in Flanagan are now being held
in the new Science and technol-
ogy building, so we're not losing
classroom space. Unless someone
is going to argue that parki ng is not
an issue at ECU
Proud to be an American
Charred bodies of four Ameri-
can civilian contractors were
pulled from burning vehicles
by cheering residents after a
grenade attack in central Iraq
Wednesday.
Crowds dragged one body
through the streets, beat another
with sticks and hung them from a
Euphrates River bridge. How any
human could have such profound
disrespect for another's body - no
matter the nationality or senti-
ment held for that person - is
beyond me.
learning of this grotesque Inci-
dent makes me realize what a large
gap we as Americans straddle in
comparison to other civilizations.
Today, you won't find this sort of
sickening behavior in America.
It's no wonder we are at war - two
nations so different could never
get along.
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Man confesses after seeing
Passion of Christ
HOUSTON (AP) - A man in Texas
confessed to a murder after
seeing The Passion of The Christ
movie and talking with a spiritual
adviser, authorities said Thursday.
Dan Leach's viewing of Mel
Gibson's cinematic depiction of
the last hours of Jesus, along
with the discussion with a family
friend, led him to walk into the
Fort Bend County, Texas sheriff's
department earlier this month and
confess to killing Ashley Nicole
Wilson. Det. Mike Kubricht said.
A coroner had ruled her death by
hanging a suicide.
Stressed-out antelope
harassed by teenagers
GILLETTE. Wyo. (AP) - Six teenagers
were cited for harassment. The
victim? A herd of antelope
"I watched them do it said
South Gillette Game Warden
John Schneidmiller, who was
driving on Interstate 90 when he
spotted the teenagers in a sport
utility vehicle giving chase to
the animals.
"They were definitely harassing
the antelope"
The driver was ticketed for harassing
big game animals with a vehicle,
which carries a $410 fine. The five
passengers were given warning
citations. Their names were
not released.
Schneidmiller said antelope in
the area are physically vulnerable
and that harassment of this sort
could cause serious injury or death
to the animals.
"In the drought thai we're in, the
antelope are so stressed to begin
with that they don't need additional
stress he said
Artist paints Iceberg red
COPENHAGEN. Denmark (AP) - An
artist with 780 gallons of red paint,
three fire hoses and a 20-member
crew at his disposal went to
Greenland in search of a blank canvas
large enough to accommodate his
creative impulse.
The result is a blood-red iceberg
now sitting off the country's
western coast.
"We all have a need to decorate
Mother Nature because it belongs
to all us Danish artist Marco
Evaristti said Thursday
"This is my iceberg; it belongs
to me
Farmer wont ditch goats
CORINTH, Vt. (AP) - State
officials are investigating a man
whose goats and his religious
convictions against killing them
have collided in a possibly
inhumane and definitely stinky way
There were three goats on
the farm Chris Weathersbee's
mother bought seven years ago
Now there are 300 - including
70 living in his house, much of
which is covered with a mix of goal
droppings and hay
Authorities last month raided
the farm in Corinth, about 30
kilometres southeast of Montpelier.
and seized 44 deemed unhealthy
by a veterinarian. State police
and the Central Vermont Humane
Society are weighing whether
to pursue animal cruelty or
neglect charges.
Weathersbee, 63, admits he
cannot afford to give the herd
sufficient care, but he refuses to
get rid of the animals He said
his Buddhist religious views
prohibit him from slaughtering any
of the goats.
Movie
from page A2
online said Dunnigan.
"As long as I could use my
debit card, it makes going to
a movie, especially one with
long lines, that much more
convenient. I would love to see
Carmlke 12 make that avail-
able
Between this year and last,
box office grosses have risen
over 13 percent, due in part
to sites like Fandango.com,
which provide potential moviego-
ers a number of online options.
While online ticket pur-
chases are becoming more
common, traditional methods
continue to dominate the mar-
ketplace.
According to a 2000 USA
Today poll, only 3 percent f
of all ticket transactions j!
occurred online. By 2006, that f
number is projected to top 7 i
percent
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Carmike 12 would have benefited from Fane
Passion of The Christ" hit theatres recently.
when "The
Assault
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sexual assault on campus who
are unable to make themselves
seek help.
"Lots of times, people who
have been sexually assaulted
or raped may not come in for
counseling until long after
the event had occurred. They
think that if they don't think
about it and just push it away, it
will go away Kisler-van Reede
said.
"For some people, they find
it is not going away, and it Is
creating problems for them
they have to deal with the issues
before they can move on
Khler-viln Reedi' said Vhe
encourages all studentVwtio are
victims of sexual assault to tell
someone about the incident after
it happens to quicken the heal-
ing process.
"They victims can have
their feelings about the incident
validated and finally decrease
the shame Kisler-van Reede
said.
Olivia McGlohon, victim's
advocate at the RF.AI. Crisis
Center, said the center offers a
number of services within ECU
and the Greenville community
in recognition of the National
Sexual Assault Awareness
Month.
The center also recognizes
June as rape prevention month.
McGlohon said the REAL
Crisis Center sets up booths and
brings'guest speakers to F.CU
and the community to raise
awareness.
"We are active in Barefoot
on the Mall, we're going to be at
the spring health fair next week
McClohon said.
While sexual assault or
rape can occur anywhere and
to anyone, McGlohon said the
age group at the highest risk is
19-25, and the majority of the
perpetrators are acquaintances
rather than strangers.
A common college setting
where rapes are likely to occur
is during "after-parties" or
"late nights where both have
consumed alcohol, McGlohon
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do sometimes occur in the perpe-
trator's home, it is also common
for sexual assault to take place in
the victim's home.
Curtis Hayes, accreditation
sergeant of the ECU police, said a
first-degree forcible rape, which
involves actual intercourse with
the victim is a class Bl felony,
punishable by a maximum pos-
sible sentence of life in prison
without parole if specific factors
exist.
"I would recommend that
citizens on campus use the
buddy system when walking at
night. There is no need to walk
on campus alone since the Uni-
versity has so many resources
available for the student's
convenience and safety Hayes
said.
Susan McCammon, psychol-
ogy professor who teaches sexual
psychology, has done research on
several cases involving sexual
assault over the past decades.
According to McCammon, a 1984
study in San Francisco revealed
24 percent of women reported to
being victims of complete rapes
in their lifetime, and 31 percent
of women reported to being vic-
tims of attempted rapes.
These numbers have
remained consistent until recent
years, McCammon said. A 2000
study indicated approximately
one-third of college females
have been victims of some
sort of sexual assault during
college.
McCammon, who has
noticed tins issue to be very prev-
alent at FCU, said every semester
she has students that come to her
of f ice to talk about being victims
of sexual assaults.
Marvin Townes, junior
industrial technology major,
agrees with the statistic and
said he knows four college stu-
dents who are victims of sexual
assaults.
Of these four students, two
reported it, Townes said.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian.com.
Theft
from page A2
"We alerted the five dorms
on College Hill to be aware
of this individual Knight
said.
Cpl. Sharri Williams,
Greenville police spokesperson
and accreditation manager,
said the suspect would be
charged with first-degree
burglary - meaning the sus-
pect came into the student's
residence without permission
and then committed a robbery.
The police report indi-
cated the only thing taken
from the wallet was the
money. The wallet contained
a student identification card,
a debit card and a Master
Card.
Williams said Gollehan
made the call after he notified
his parents of the burglary.
Gollehon could not be
reached for comment
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Did You Know?
- Psychologist Abraham H Maslow (1908) and Director Barry Sonnenfeld
(1953) both call today their birthday.
- This month is Become a Yardnerd Month
- Today is April Fool's Day.
- On this day in 1990, it became illegal In Salem. Ore to be within two feet
of nude dancers.
Announcements
Films
The Student Union Films Committee presents Chasing Amy 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. Dogma 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.
Percussion Ensemble
The School of Music presents a Percussion Ensemble directed by Jonathan
Wacker at 8 p.m. today in the A. J. Fletcher Recital Hall. This event is free.
Premiere Performances
The School of Music presents Premiere Performances of work by ECU
student composers at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 2 in the A.J. Fletcher Recital
Hall. This event is free.
Live Music Performance
The Student Union Popular Entertainment Committee presents music by
Q Not U at 9 p.m on Friday April 2 in the Pirate Underground. This event
is free.
Family Fare
The Family Fare series presents Wrights of Passage at 2 p.m. on Saturday,
April 3 in Wright Auditorium Tickets can be purchased by calling the Central
Ticket Office at 1-800-ECU-ARTS.
Reading by Area Writers
Page, an evening of new works by area writers, will be at 7 p.m. on Saturday.
April 3 at Emerge Gallery. This event is free. For more information, call the
gallery at 551 -6947 or Marion Blackburn at 931-0728.
Chamber Music
The Spring Chamber Music Concert directed by Ybram Youngerman will
be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday. April 4 in the A. J. Fletcher Recital Hall. This
event is free.
Kevin Smith
Film director Kevin Smith will be coming to campus to speak at 7 p.m. on
Monday. April 5. Smith has directed films like Chasing Amy, Dogma and
Jersey Girt. Tickets are on sale at the Central Ticket Office in Mendenhall
or you may call 1-800-ECU-ARTS.
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505 Red Banks Road
355-7505
Wednesday, March 17,7:30 p.m.
ECU jazz faculty and students
Christy's Euro Pub
301 S. Jarvis St.758-2774
Tuesday, March 16,10 p.m.
Open mic night
City Hotel and Bistro
203 S.W. Greenville Blvd.
355-8300
Wednesday, March 17.7 p.m.
Coastline Band
Corrigan's
122 E. Fifth St.
758-3114
Friday, March 12,10 p.m
Live music
Saturday. March 13,10 p.m.
Live music
Courtyard Tavern
703 S.E. Greenville Blvd.
321-0202
Sunday, March 14, 7 p.m
Two Fingers
El Ranchito
315 E. Tenth St.
561-7336
Thursday, March 11,7 p.m.
Mariachi Band
Ham's
701 Evans St
830-2739
Thursday, March 11,10 p.m.
Karaoke
Saturday, March 12,10 p.m.
Flickernipple
Sunday, March 13,10 p.m.
Open mic night
Mesh Cafe
1011-A Red Banks Road
321-MESH
Thursday, April 1,9 p.m.
Soul Daddies
Friday, April 2,9 p.m
Comedy
Saturday, April 3,9 p.m.
Deejay
Peasants
110 E Fourth St.
752-5855
Thursday, April 1,9 p.m.
Jah Works
Friday, April 2,9 p.m.
Kelly Bell Band
Saturday, April 3,9 p.m.
The Big Creek
Tuesday, April 6,9 p.m.
The Bridge
Player's Choice
Community Square, Memorial
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355-4149
Thursday, April 1,10 p.m
Karaoke
Saturday, April 3,10 p.m
Live Music
Players Retreat
1631 Pactolus Road
758-6856
Thursday, April 1,7 p.m.
Karaoke
Saturday, April 3,9 p.m.
Live Music
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605 Greenville Bfvd
355-2946
Saturday. April 3,9:30 p.m
Karaoke
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206 Main St Winterville
355-4220
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Victor Hudson
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What are some of your m creative funny
funniest April Fool's Jokes? Pranks since 1564
COURTNEY JOSWICK
JUNIOR PHOTOGRAPHY
'Last April Fool's, I went out with
my twin sister's boyfriend, and he
didn't notice, so the next day she
dumped him"
MATTQABRETT
JUNIOR HEALTH RESOURCES
"On March 31, a buddy of mine
called his ex-girlfriend, who broke
up with him and convinced her to
get back with him -but as thectoek
struck 12:01 he yelled April Fool's
and hung up the phone"
SAMANTHALOVE
JUNIOR PHOTOGRAPHY
'I fixed the kitchen sink faucet hose
with a rubber band so when my
brother turned the water on. he got
soaked
USA TUMBARELLO
STAFF WRITER
Bach year, we encounter April
Fool's Day and try to outsmart
our previous pranks.
The joy of reveling In some-
one else's humiliation never gets
old. Although we play these
pranks on a yearly basis, many
people are unaware of how April
tool's Day originated.
Its origins date back to the
16lh century in I ranee when cel-
ebrations for the New Year were
held from March 25 through
April 1. Parties and celebrations
took place throughout the entire
week to welcome in the New
Year.
Sometime around 1564, King
Charles IX adopted the Grego-
rian calendar anil the first day
of the New Year was changed
to Jan. 1. Since news traveled
by foot, it was a few years until
the change took full effect.
Si ime people didn't know any-
thing about the change in date,
so they continued to celebrate on
April 1 while others just refused
to accept the change in calendars.
The public labeled those who
didn't know or refused to follow
as "fools
These problematics were ridi-
culed and sent on "fools' errands
In addition to iK'ing humiliated by
performing false tasks, they were
also embarrassed by being invited
to false New Year's parties.
Over lime, the harassment
evolved and continued to take
place on April 1, alter everyone
had adopted the new calendar.
Eventually, other nations like
Britain and Scotland started to
pick up the tradition. It reached
the American colonies by word of
the English and French.
Today, we find enjoyment in
seeing others fall for our antics.
Small jokes such as telling
someone their shoe is untied,
taping a "kick me" sign to some-
one's back or placing salt in the
sugar bowl are all classic, easy-to-
laugh-at pranks.
In follow-
ing with the
tradition of
the holiday,
the words
"April Fool's
are proclaimed
to the victim
to ensure that
it was all just
a joke.
T h e s e
pranks arc
certainly not
meant to harm
anyone, just to
give everyone a
good laugh.
"When I
was in fourth
grade, I yelled
at my bus
driver 'Hey Mrs. Perkins, watch
out for that kid She slammed
on her brakes and yelled at me
said Cliff Robinson, sophomore
undecided major.
"If 1 was older, I probably
wouldn't have done it
Larger, more complex pranks
have been carried out over the
years and pack a more powerful
punch.
Many college students like
to set their roommate's clock
forward or back so they think
either they are late to class or they
show up too early. This prank is
fairly harmless. Just make sure
they aren't going to miss a test
because of it.
"In elementary school, my
mom woke me up an hour early
for school telling me the bus was
at the corner. So I got up real fast,
got dressed, and by tile time I got
downstairs to eat, my mom said,
'April Fool's " said Jon Korilz,
freshman engineering major.
"I didn't gel mad at her. I just
finished eating and (hen went
back to bed
Some take it a step further
to the national level. Over
the years, many pranks have
been pulled that have duped
an entire nation into believ-
ing something was true - until
they tound out it was all a hoax.
In 1996, Taco Hell announced
they had bought the Liberty Bell
in Philadelphia. They said they
were renaming it the "Taco Lib-
erty Bell Hundreds were out-
raged until Taco Bell announced
a few hours later that it was all just
a practical joke.
In 1998, Burger King placed
an advertisement in USA Today
introducing the new "Left-
Handed Whopper" for all of its
left-handed customers.
The ad said the burger was
made with the same ingredients
except all the condiments were
shifted 180 degrees to benefit the
left-handed customer.
The next day, Burger King
issued a follow-up release saying
it was all a hoax, but not before
thousands of lefties tried ordering
the new sandwich.
In 2000, a news release was
sent to the media advertising
the 15th Annual New York City
April Fool's Day Parade. The
parade was scheduled to kick off
at noon, April 1, starting at 59th
Street. If promised many floats
and celebrity guests.
CNN and FOX affiliate
WNYW sent news crews to the
scene to cover the event only
to find out it was all a hoax
- there was no sign of a parade
anywhere.
Joey Skaggs, who has adver-
tised the event every year since
1986, masterminded the prank.
This writer can be contacted at
features@theeastcarolinian.com.
Silent Bob speaks to students
Acclaimed writer,
director Kevin Smith
comes to ECU
MICAH MASSEI
SENIOR WRITER
Clerks. MaDmts. Chasing Amy.
For those of you who know
these film titles by heart (as
well as Dogma and lay ami Silent
Hob Strike Hack), the name Kevin
Smith is synonymous with clever
writing and deft coroedlc satire.
The New Jersey-born writer
director's newest feature, Jersey
dirt, stars Ben Affleck as a recently
unemployed press agent trying to
balance both the aspirations ot
a long-term successful career in
Hollywood and the successes of
being a single father.
The film, inspired in part by
Smith's own recent beginnings
as a dad, is his first attempt out-
side the typical "Kevin Smith
universe" thai is so enjoyed hy
many in his previous tive films.
Long gone are the scatological
arguments, the wicked satirical
dialogue and the ever-present
duo of Jay and Silent Bob.
Yet, the former convenience
store clerk turned Hollywood
director, whose 1994 hit film-
debut Clerks introduced audi-
ences to the concept of "viewing
askew" has still managed to
entertain audiences with one
film motif that never tires - bril-
liant writing.
Smith adds a lighter touch
to his normally mature, K-rated
material, yet keeps a keen eye
on the true realities ol love that
Kevin Smith, director of movies such as 'Jersey Girl' and 'Dogma will speak on April 5.
f) Event Info
seem so absent from many of
today's romantic comedies.
Smith's skill of observation and
the wondrous ability to trans-
form such findings to film is
the reason he now enjoys a bur-
geoning career in Hollywood.
On Monday, April 5, to a nearly
sold-out Wright Auditorium,
Smith will hold a question-
and-answer session for those in
attendance.
"I love all his mm les
said Alyssa McNeil, junior
business major.
"You can never watch a Kevin
Smith movie and not laugh. It's
impossible
Audiences have long loved
Smith for his unique style of
satirical humor.
"I I is movies are great because
they make you laugh and make
you think said llolden Jones,
see BOB page B3
Kevin Smith
Monday, April 5 at 7 p.m.
Wright Auditorium
Tickets are $20 lor the general
public, $12 for ECU facultystaff
and $7 for ECU students. Call
1-800-ECU-ARTS for more
Information.
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4-1-04
Poker shows lead to rise in home games
(KRT) � In her 2S years of
selling poker supplies, Odessa
Woodert said, she has never
been busier.
Two or three sales of chips,
cards and other basics used to
be a pretty good week, she said.
Now, that's an average Saturday.
"We've always had a good cli-
entele but not like wo have now
said Woodert, a saleswoman for
Fort Worth Billiards. "It used to
be middle-aged men, but now
we're getting college kids, we're
getting women. It's tripled since
last August
With six television shows
and scores of online chat rooms
and supply shops devoted to
the game, poker is in the chips
in a big way these clays. Some
fear the interest may lead to
more people with gambling
problems. But industry analysts
say the game once associated
with shady hucksters and smoke-
filled backrooms has gone main-
stream as the number of players,
especially young players, grows
every day.
"The old figure from five years
ago was that 50 million people-
played recreationally or profes-
sionally said Trey Aldriclge,
general manager of Card Player
Magazine. "We figure that number
is well over 100 million now and
increasingrapidly.Wekeepgetting
I huge influx of young people
Meetup.com, a Web site-
that brings together people
with similar interests, has more
poker-playing members from
Texas than from any other state.
According to site officials, Austin,
Houston, Dallas and 1'ort Worth
rank among the site's top 20
cities nationwide for poker
memberships, and the number
grows every day. As of Thursday,
Port Worth ranked 19th with 90
members.
Aldridge attributes poker's
renaissance to televised versions
of the game, such as the Travel
Channel's "World Poker Tour
which made its debut last year.
Kxpert commentary and tiny
cameras that show the players'
cards contribute to the shows'
popularity. That, in turn, has
driven a resurgence in neighbor-
hood poker games, Aldridge said.
"It brought it from something
that's not very interesting to
watch to something that's fasci-
nating - watching how the pros
play and how they bluff he said.
Shows, such as Bravo's "Celebrity Poker Showdown have peaked an interest in the game.
Other such programs include
Bravo's "Celebrity Poker Show-
down ESPN's "US Poker Cham-
pionships F.SPN2's "World Series
Of Poker and lox Sports' "Late-
Night Poker" and "Showdown at
the Sands
Ian Voorn, a 21-year-old
senior business major at Texas
Christian University in Fort
Worth, said such programs have
brought more players to the table
for his regular Sunday games.
"That's made it more popular,
but I started playing before it got
popular on TV he said.
Voorn, originally from Flower
Mound, Texas, said that unlike
those on television shows, where
pots can grow to thousands
of dollars, his game is strictly
small-slakes.
"Usually, each person puts in
like 10 bucks at the beginning,
and we play for pretty small chip
denominations he said. "You're
not going to get rich playing,
but you're not going to go broke,
either II 'j iist a good way to hang
out with my friends
High slakes or low stakes,
private poker games are legal
under state law as long as no
one is taking a flat percentage of
the pot, Keller Police Chief Mark
llafnersaid.
"Among friends in a home,
there's not a threshold that would
make il illegal gambling he said.
It may not be illegal, but
officials at the Texas Council on
Problem and Compulsive Gam-
bling fear poker's newfound pop-
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Sue Cox, the council's former
director, said that because the
group no longer receives state
funding, it is stalled by a skeleton
crew of volunteers who may not
be prepared to handle an influx
of poker-related calls.
"It is a concern she said. "It's
clear just in conversations with
people that they are watching
TV poker, and that's translat-
ing into a desire to participate
themselves
William Kutka, a 20-
year-old junior marketing
major at the University of
Texas at Arlington, said he
plays just for fun. He and
a rotating group of about
IS friends have invested in
heavy professional chips and a
10-seat poker table.
"It cost a couple ot hundred
dollars for the chips, but it
was worth it said Kutka,
originally from Grapevine,
Texas. "It makes it more excit-
ing. Instead of holding those
little Wal-Mart chips, you feel
like you're really at a casino
Woodert, the poker-supply
saleswoman, said such chips
are so popular now that she can
barely keep them in stock.
Not that she plays the game
herself, she said.
"To be honest with you,
nothing in here is fun to me
anymore she said. "I hate to
tell you that, but I'm constantly
looking at it, constantly ordering
it- for me, it's work
n
Poker
Hand Rankings
The various poker hands, ranked from
highest to lowest:
1. Royal flush - Ace, king, queen, jack
and 10 all of the same suit.
2. Straight flush - Any tlve-card
sequence all of the same suit.
3. Four of a kind - All four cards of the
same rank. For example, the aces of
clubs, diamonds, hearts and spades.
4. Full house - Three of a kind
combined with a pair,
5. Flush - Any five cards of the
same suit but not In sequence. For
example, the ace, two, six, jack and
nine of hearts.
6. Straight - Five cards In sequence
but not of the same suit
7. Three of a kind - Three cards of
the same rank.
8. Two pair - Two separate pairs.
9. Pair - Two cards of the same rank
10. High card - The highest card in
a hand of five cards not In sequence
and of different suits and with no
pairs of the same rank.
Poker on TV
Travel Channel: "World Poker Tour"
Bravo: "Celebrity PWtw Showdown"
ESPN: "US Poker Championships"
ESPN2: "World Series of Poker"
Fox Sports: "Late Night Poker"
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KIMBERLY KNIGHT
STAFF WRITER
The 1970s sitcom, "Starsky
and Mutch stars Starsky and
Hutch as two police officers
becoming partners and fighting
crime in the Bay City area.
These two are an extremely
odd pair, from the 1970s way
of dress to Starsky's overrated
perm.
However, it made the
plot for a hit show and now a
recent film entitled Starsky and
Hutch directed by Todd Phil-
lips (Road Trip and Did School).
The new version of Starsky and
Hutch stars two of today's well-
known comedians Ben Stiller
Meet the Parents) and Owen
Wilson (ISpy).
Stiller's character is David
Starsky, a by-the-book cop who
is trying to fill his mother's
shoes. Wilson, who plays
Hutch, is a ladies' man cop who
enjoys slacking off as much as
possible.
These two cops come from
totally different ways of life,
which makes them a great pair
to watch-like the originals, they
are constantly at one another's
throats.
Fun additions to Ihe plot are
lluggy Bear, played by Snoop
Hogg, who is always a ready
informant tor Hutch. Familiar
comedic faces Will Terrell and
VInee Vaughn give great perfor-
mances, as well.
The villains are drug dealers
Stiller and Wilson star as 1970s cops in 'Starsky and Hutch
and convicts who have a mul-
timillion dollar scam going on
right under Starsky and Hutch's
noses.
The movie is filled with
action-packed scenes such as
shootouts, last cars and bad guys
to Keep you interested.
The beginning starts a little
slow, but if you pay attention, it
will become one of your favor-
ites.
Of course, like all cop movies,
you Still have the good versus evil
and there are twists to the plot,
too.
Ihe original style of dress,
hairstyles, 1970s Slang and
Starsky's beloved car are the
same - only Ihe villains' names
have been changed to protect
the guilty.
Basil ally, il is a blast from the
past kind of movie that captivates
an audience with pure laughter.
O
Film Info
Title: 'Starsky & Hutch'
Cast: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson,
Snoop Dogg
Release Date: March 12,2004
However, like almost every
movie, there are flaws, lor
this film, it's not being long
enough - once vou get into the
storyline, it's over
The Bottom Line: Stiller and
Wilson are hilariuus. Audiences
are sure to enjoy the twists and
turns of crime fighting police
officers and overly eccentric
bad guys.
This writer can be contacted at
features@theeastcarolinion.com.
Bob
from page B1
"It's not all about potty
jokes, you know? Most of the
time, he's tackling real impor-
tant issues that many are afraid
to go near. He just uses satirical
comedy as a way to address it
Other students agree.
"lie's a total original said
Kevin Mosier, senior business
major.
"That's why so many kids
love his stuff. It's one thing to
be funny, but when you've got
your own thing going on that
makes you stick out, people
know you. It's the same thing
with like Dave Chappelle or
Dane Cook - when people che k
out a Kevin Smith movie, they
expect it to be good and know
it won't be like every other thing
that's out there
Whether admirers or die-
hard fans, many people will
attend to enjoy a few hours with
one of the film industry's bright-
est moviemakers.
This writer can be contacted at
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Monica illustrates
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MONIOUE UNDER
STAFF WRITER
I he sultry sounds of south-
ern flavor and diva-like attitude
give Atlanta native singer Monica
Arnold's After the Stain a bit ol
spite
Ihe third album, which
includes tracks produced by
the creative and multi-talented
Missy Elliot, is filled with songs
that speak about love lost and
gained.
In between tears of joy and
pain, the album also includes
club-bangers. One of her singles,
"Gel It Oil is a non-stop party
anthem. The single features hot
beats and .1 guest appearance by
rapper Dirt Bag.
Recent years have proven to
be those of tragedy and triumph
for the 22-year-old songstress
that led the singer into different
arenas, personally and musi-
cally. On this album, Monica
is presented in a new light. The
additional titles of songwriter
and rapper have been added to
her already impressive resume.
The track "I Wrote This
Song which gives listeners a
painful look inside the recent
misfortune of losing her boy-
friend to suicide, has cast out
any doubtful thoughts of her
inabilities as a writer.
I he melodies "Knock Knock"
and "So Gone" give listeners a
taste of Monica's hip-hop style
by introducing herself as a
rappei. Like her singing, her rap
technique is smooth, sexy and
feminine.
After The Storm presents dif-
ferent aspects ol Monica's musi-
callty, displaying the creative
Title: 'After the Storm1
Artist: Monica
Label: J-RecorrJs
growth she has experienced
since her sophomore album,
The Hay Is Mine.
Ihe album includes a duet
with Tyrese entitled "Go To Bed
Mad which is a song about the
importance ol resolving relation-
ship woes as they happen.
Monica also collaborated
with rap artist DMX for another
hit entitled "Don't Gotta Go
Home" that entails the misfor-
tune ol a couple who has to love
one another secretly.
The Bottom line: This
album is packed with songs of
devotion, heat Cache, love and
fun-tilled club nights. With
this release, Monica has created
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situations, letting the audience
knowthat there is sunshine After
The Storm.
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Names in the News
(KKT) �American liter.ir
Kiant John Updike on Monday
was named winner of the PEN
Idulkner Award lor fiction, hilled
as the Country! largest annual
jurieil prize for fiction.
Updike won for "The Early
Stories ,i compilation of short
fiction from 1953 � 1975, and
will receive 515,000. "Story after
story h.is that moment ofl deftly
rendered revelation, subtle and
ajtonlshing, thai honest recogni-
tion of who weare'I'ENlaulkner
judge I llzabeth Strout said.
lIKlike, 72, has written more
than so tiooks, Including 20
novels arid collections Ol short
stories. Hi' has won a Pulitzer
I'ric and the National Book
Award, among othei honors.
The other PENFaolkner finalists:
Frederick Bartheime, 77 Packer,
Caryl Phillips and Tobias Wolff.
DREW! ARIV ACTOR
SHOT
Actor Keith Diamond, who
had the recurring role ot treg
Clemens on "The Drew Carey
Show, was shot three times l
his lather Sunday, police say.
Diamond, 42, was in stable con-
dition at a Queens, N.Y hospi-
tal. His father was charged with
first-degree assault and criminal
possession of a weapon.
Police said Diamond, born
Vincent lord Jr was eating at
the family's home in Queens
when Vincent lord, 81, opened
lire with a . 12-caliber revolver.
According to the New Ytvk I'int,
the shooting was sparked by an
argument about medical care for
Diamond's mother, Sally, who is
dying of cancer. Hut police told
the New rfort I imc there was no
evidence of an argument.
THEY LOVE HER IN
COPENHAGEN
Not only does she break hearts
with that angelk voice, but lni.i
Keys also Is about to breaka record.
The 23-year-old will be the
first pop star to perform at the elite
18th-century Koyal Theater in
Soreii Kierkegaard's sunns home-
town, Copenhagen, Denmark.
All of the more than 1,2(10
tickets lor the June 16 show sold
out in just lo minutes when they
went on sale Monday.
'FRIENDS'CAST
ROUNDUP
Once they're done with
the TV event of the year - the
May 6 "friends" finale - the stars
will have new jobs, or be look-
ing for 'em. (Not dial they'll
really need the cash, since each
has made al least SI mil per epi-
sode for the last two seasons.)
Here's a little update on what's
coming:
The Hollywood Reporter
says Matt LeBlanc, who'll take
his dimwitted-yet-lovablc-
Joey shlick to the imaginatively
titled "Joey will be joined
on the NBC spin-off sitcom
In Drea de Matteo. She's
Adriana, the mob moll (and
lBI mole) on "The Sopranos
and she'll portray Joey's hair-
dresser sister. Not to worry - de
Matteo will he able lo do both
Meanwhile, Jennifer
Aniston is doing just fine.
Brad Pitt's wife just signed
to costar in Gambit, a remake
of the 1966 crime dramedy
that starred Shirley Macl.alne
and Michael Caine. The
plot involves a beautiful woman
who's sent to distract a mil-
lionaire by a thiet who wants
the rich dude's expensive
statue. Ben Kingsley will
reportedly costar. it's the
third Aniston flick set for
postFriends" release.
And according to
columnist Liz Smith, David
Schwimmer just wrapped
the comedy Dunne Hopwood,
shot at (he Jersey Shore
He plays a casino worker
and dad who tries to put his lile
back together after a divorce.
Janeane (iarofalo plays his ex-
wife.
THIS IS YOUR LIFE,
MICHAEL JACKSON
In much stranger casting
news, VIII IsSCOUling the known
universe for someone who'll fit
Mic hael lackson's shoes.
The music vid network
plans lo make a biopic about
(he Gloved One, (racing his life
from the glorv days up to his
much-publicized brushes with
t he law.
HOT MATCH?
Here we go. Just days
after news thai the Tom Cruise-
Penelope Cruz corporeal part-
nership lias gone bust, gossips
are coming up with new love
scenarios.
I irst up, Brit tabloid
News nf the World, which
makes the unsubstantiated
claim (hat Pen is romancing
Matthew McConaughey.
Where's proof for (his
liaison? Well, Matt and Pen
are costarring in the flick
Sahara, being shot in the
Moroccan desert. And,
according to the iminut.ihh
laws of physics, when hot
actors costar In epics, they
ALWAYS hook up.
Family Fare Scries
Passage
Saturday, April 3,2004
2:00 p.m.
Wright Auditorium
Celebrating the Wright Brothers and one hundred
years of flight, this soaring production is packed with
aviation, audience participation, lessons in history,
and high-flying fun.
this original production was cowmtssionedby
the Horth Carolina Educational Association.
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Tickets: $9 Public, $8 ECU FacultyStaff,
$5 ecu StudentYouth
All tickets $9 at the door.
Group rates available.
Central Ticket Office 252-328-4788,1-800-ECU-ARTS, VTTY: 252-328-4736, 1-800-ECU-ARTS
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Thursday between 3t00-9t00pm
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students to own a computer. The degree programs vary on
when the computer will be required within the life of the
program.
In response to these requirements and recommendations,
the ACE program has a selected vendor(s) and models it
will support. We believe these models will bring quality and
value to our students.
ACE will provide training and troubleshooting for students
who purchase one of the low-priced, select models.
Purchasing a computer for students NOT enrolled in a
requiring program is OPTIONAL. However, any student can
take advantage of the special pricing and available
support.
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Cinema Scene
Student Union Films
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Chasing Amy - starring Jennifer
Connelly and Ben Kingsley. Amir
(Kingsley). a former member of the
Shah of 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.
Dogma - 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.
Carmlke 12
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 who snack on the inhabitants
of a shopping mall Rated: R.
Hellboy - starring Ron Perlman and
Selma Blair. Born in the flames of hell
and brought to Earth to perpetrate
evil, Hellboy (Perlman) was rescued
from sinister forces by Dr. Broom,
who raised him to be a hero Rated:
PG-13
Hidalgo - starring Viggo
Mortensen, Malcolm McDowell
and Omar Sharif Mortensen
plays real-life 19th century Pony
Express courier, Frank T. Hopkins
In 1890, Hopkins, a respected horse
rider once known as the best in the
west, travels to Africa to participate in
a famous race known as the Ocean
of Fire. The Bedouins do not take
kindly to him, and he has only his
horse. Hidalgo to lean on for survival.
Rated: PG-13.
Home on the Range - starring
Judi Dench. Cuba Gooding Jr
and Randy Quaid A group of cows
learn that their owner must pay a
$1000 mortgage on the farm or she
will be forced to sell The animals
band together with the lady's horse
to come up with the money. Their
plan is to collect the bounty on a
no-good-bandit who's on the run.
Rated: PG
Jersey Girl - 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 journalist
(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
The Prince and Me - starring
Julia Stiles and Luke Mably. The
story of a female student at a
Midwestern university who has the
dubious fortune to fall in love with a
European prince spending the
semester there incognito. However,
the prince is forced to choose
between love and royalty. Rated: PG.
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. Mori Rainey
(Depp), finds himself terrorized by
a psychotic stalker named John
Shooter (Turturro). Rainey's 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: PG-13
Starsky & Hutch - starring Ben Stiller,
Owen Wilson and Snoop Dogg. The
adaptation of the TV show takes
place in the Bay City It's a prequel'
to the television series, about how
the two police heroes got together,
and their first case, involving a former
college campus drug dealer turned
big-time white-collar criminal. Rated:
PG-13.
Taking Lives - starring Angelina
Jolie, Ethan Hawke and Kiefer
Sutherland. Story of an FBI
agent (Jolie) 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.
Walking Tall - starring The Rock
and Johnny Knoxville Retired
soldier Chris Vaughn returns to
his hometown only to find that his
high school rival has shut down
local industry and turned the town
into a hotspot for crime and drugs.
Vaughn becomes sheriff of the town
and begins solving its problems.
Rated: PG-13.
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12 month leases. Pets allowed Rent
includes water, sewer, & cable.
QUIT PAYING rent! 2 bedroom
duplex for sale in Dockside. 2
bedroom and 2 bathroom, washer
dryer connections, live in one side
and rent out the other, 11280mon.
rental income, asking $140,000 call
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PINEBROOK APT. 758-4015- 1&2
BR apts, dishwasher, CD, central
air k heat, pool, ECU bus line, 9 or
12 month leases. Pets allowed. Rent
includes water, sewer, St cable.
NOW PRELEASINC for fall Semester-
1,2 and 3 bedroom duplexes &
townhouses. College Towne Row,
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
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FORM
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Near campus, only if you like the
BEST! Call 252-561-7368 or 561-
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Early Bird gat best homes,
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1577
NOW PRELEASINC for fall Semester-
1,2 and 3 bedrooms. All units close
to ECU. Cypress Gardens, lasmine
Gardens, Peony Gardens, Gladiolus
Garden, Wesley Commons North,
Park Village, Cotanche Street, Beech
Street Villas and Woodcliff. Water and
sewer included with some units. Pets
allowed in some units with fee. for
more information contact Wainright
Property Management 756-6209.
2 BEDROOM house close to campus.
S700 per month, available this
summer. (919)605-6157
ANY fEMALE looking to rent
at Pirate's Cove? I have a room
$360month includes everything.
Contact Brenda at 704-202-277S or
BCL0923@mail.ecu.edu.
TWIN OAKS townhouse, 2 BR, 1 12
bath, end unit on ECU campus bus
route. Patio, pool, WD hook-up.
$525 per month. Call 864-346-5750
or 864-228-3667.
Dockside 3BDRM, 2 Bath available,
1 unit available immediately, 2 units
available August 3, washerdryer
included, no pets, call Jeff @252-
327-4433.
HOUSES fOR rent: 5. 4, 3, and 2
bedroom houses for rent across
from campus (4th Street). Available
une 1st. Lease it now for une these
houses always go quickly. 252-341-
8331
3 bedroom units walking distance
o ECU, high-speed internetcable,
large rooms, washerdryer hookup,
some pets OK, large yard. Call Mike
439-0285.
Large house walking distance
to ECU (over 2500 square feet),
washerdryer hookup, high-speed
internetcable, 4-5 people possible,
large backyard, some pets OK. Call
Mike 439-0285.
EfflCIENCY AVAILABLE. Live-in
wanted for veterinary clinic in
Chocowinity. Excellent opportunity
for a pre-vet student, for details call
946-9000.
Pinebrook Apt. 758-4015- 1 & 2
BR apts, dishwasher, GD, central
air H heat, pool, ECU bus line, 9 or
2 RESPONSIBLE female roommates
needed to share 3 bedroom 1 bath
house 2 blocks from ECU. $300 plus
13 utilities. Call 916-5668
fEMALE ROOMMATE wanted to
share a two bedroom one and a half
bath townhouse and split utilities.
Prefer: working student between the
ages of twenty and 25, light smoker,
with no pets. Rent is $212.50 and
utilities range between $50 and $75.
If interested please leave a message
at 252-355-2065.
female roommate needed to
sublease bedroom in three bedroom
three bathroom apartment at
Riverwalk Lease rens until July 29,
2004 Apartment is on ECU busline.
Rent is $321 13 utilities. March's
rent is paid for! Contact less 252-
349-5360.
female roommate needed to share
4 bedroom house. Walk to ECU.
Available August 2004. 2 bathrooms
free parking. Upstairs $4S0mo.
downstairs $425mo. All inclusive.
Call (336) 918-8871.
3 STORY Townhouse 5 minutes
from campus. 2BR2.5BA your
own bathroom with walk-in closet.
Plenty of space. $300 t 12 utilities.
Available immediately. Ask for Matt
252-341-9446
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Announcements
ECU Football Team to Hold Food Drive
The ECU football team will be conducting a food and clothing drive at
Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on Thursday, April 1, in conjunction with its final
intra-squad scrimmage of the spring. Barrels will be set up at the main
entrance gate on the south side in advance of the scrimmage and all
donated items will go to the Greenville Food Bank and Greenville Homeless
Shelter. The game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start and admission is free
to both ECU students and the public. ECU students will also be given the
opportunity to compete for prizes In a variety of contests.
Sports Briefs
Court to decide on eligibility
A federal appeals court will hear the dispute over whether Maurice Clarett
can enter the NFL draft less than a week before it takes place. The NFL tried
to convince a three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that
it should block Clarett's entry by staying the effect of a lower court judge's
ruling that he be allowed in the April 24 - 25 draft, even though the former
Ohio State running back is only two years out of high school.
The appeals panel instead agreed to set oral arguments for April 19 and
suggested it might immediately rule whether Clarett can enter the draft,
with a written ruling to follow explaining its reasoning
Instant replay renewed
The NFL once again compromised on instant replay, deciding to continue
it for five more years rather than putting it in permanently. The owners did
decide, however, to add an extra challenge for teams who have successfully
used two challenges. Since replay was reinstituted in 1999, teams were
limited to just two challenges, except for the last two minutes of each half
when a replay official could order a review. The vote on replay was 29-3,
with Kansas City. Indianapolis and Cincinnati voting against Arizona voted
for it for the first time in the two decades that it has been considered.
Thrash back with Skins
Receiver James Thrash relumed to the Washington Redskins in a trade that
sent a 2005 fifth-round draft pick to the Philadelphia Eagles Thrash began
his NFL career with four seasons in Washington before signing a five-year
deal with the Eagles as a free agent in 2001 He joins a crowded Redskins
receiving corps and could be the No. 3 wideout behind Laveranues Coles
and Rod Gardner.
Vincent named to top NFLPA post
Bills cornerback Troy Vincent was elected president of the NFL Players
Association. Vincent, who left the Eagles as a free agent this year and
signed with Buffalo, replaces Trace Armstrong, the union president for the
last eight years Armstrong, who is considering retirement, did not run for
re-election
More allegations at Colorado
The head of a rape crisis center said that two more women have come
forward in the past three months to say they were sexually assaulted by
University of Colorado football players. Janine DAnniballe made the new
allegations during a public meeting of the panel investigating football
recruiting practices at the university. Members of the panel said their
investigation has confirmed underage recruits had access to alcohol and
one said there was a "strong indication" university officials knew what was
going on DAnniballe. executive director of Moving to End Sexual Assault in
Boulder, said confidentiality rules barred her from disclosing details of the
latest assault claims, including whether the players are still on the team.
Iverson to miss rest of season
Allen Iverson is out for the rest of the regular season. The Philadelphia 76ers
announced their All-Star guard will miss the final eight games because
of persistent pain in his right knee, the same injury that kept him out of 13
of the last 19 games.
NCAA nails small school
The NCAA placed Cal State Northridge on probation for three years for
ethical and academic violations in its men's basketball program. The
action marked the second time in four years the school has been slapped
for misconduct in athletics. A report by the NCAA's infractions committee
detailed the efforts of an assistant coach to protect the eligibility of a player
during the 2002-03 season by persuading one instructorto give the student
an "A" in a course he never attended and for trying to persuade others to
fabricate grades
Murphy appears in court on molestation charges
Tears streaming down his face after appearing in court Wednesday, former
Houston Rockets star Calvin Murphy insisted he did not molest five of his
daughters Murphy, 55, was a guard for the Rockets from 1970-1983 and
was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1993. He was granted a
leave of absence from his Rockets TV job while he fights three charges of
indecency with a child and three charges of aggravated sexual assault of
a child The women said the abuse occurred from 1988-1991, according
to an affidavit filed by state investigators Murphy contends the claims by
his daughters, now adults, stem from family discord related to a battle
over money
NASCAR handing out fines
Jamie McMurray was fined $10,000 by NASCAR and placed on probation
until the end of August for spinning out Matt Kenseth at Bristol Motor
Speedway. McMurray, the 2003 rookie of the year on NASCAR's top circuit,
was penalized for actions detrimental to stock car racing. He is on probation
until Aug. 31
McGrady done for season with knee tendinitis
NBA scoring leader Tracy McGrady will miss the rest of the season after
the Orlando Magic put him on the injured list Wednesday because of left
knee tendinitis. McGrady, averaging 28 points, skipped the past two games
because his knee was sore and now also will be sidelined for the Magic's
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Final scrimmage tonight
Patrick Dosh passed for 53 yards on 4-of-5 passing and was one of three quarterbacks to see the field in the Purple-Gold
game this past Saturday. The Pirates will hold their last scrimmage of the spring tonight at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.
Food and clothing
drive will also be held
BRANDON HUGHES
SENIOR WRITER
Spring practice for the ECU
football team will conclude
tonight In a final scrimmage
at 7 p.m. in Dowdy-Ficklen
Stadium. The game will be the
third intrasquad scrimmage this
spring and is free to ECU students
and the public.
A food and clothing drive
will also happen during tonight's
game. Barrels will he placed at
the main entrance gate on the
south side before the scrim-
mage. All donated items will go
to the Greenville Food Bank and
Greenville Homeless Shelter.
"Our team wanted to make
this scrimmage meaningful to
the community said head coach
John Thompson.
"The entire community
has been so supportive of this
football team that we wanted
to do something to give back
to it
The Pirates have held practices
for a month and Thompson was
pleased thai his team has shown
consistent Improvement,
ECU'S first scrimmage in early
March was full of turnovers and
big plays. Quarterbacks James
I'inkney and Patrick Dosh com-
bined to throw seven intercep-
tions and actual officials whistled
the Pirates for 14 penalties.
I'inkney completed 12 of 22
passes for 177 yards and three
picks. Dosh went H-for-26 with
lour interceptions.
Senior Desmond Uobinson
completed just 4 of 11 passes
for 84 yards, but did throw two
touchdowns, one a 56-yard strike
to Robert Tillman.
lillman also had 104 yards
on 24 carries and four rushing
touchdowns. Sophomore Kevin
Roach led all receivers with four
catches for 47 yards and a score.
The annual PurpleGold
scrimmage ended in a 7-7 lie last
Saturday when thunderstorms
rolled through the area late in
the first half.
Robinson threw a five-yard
touchdown pass on the open-
ing drive for the Cold team and
junior John Chilsom returned an
interception 71 yards to set up a
Purple touchdown run. Eleven
different receivers caught passes
from the trio of quarterbacks.
Sophomore tight end Josh Coff-
man led the way with six catches
for 63 yards.
All students are encouraged
to attend to support the Pirates
and make a food and clothing
contribution for the Greenville
community. ECU students will
also be given the opportunity to
compete for prizes in a variety of
contests.
This writer can be contacted at
sports@theeastcarolinian.com.
Diamond Pirates
travel to Charlotte
Pitching will be key for ECU against Charlotte this weekend.
ECU prepares for
series with 49ers
BRENT WYNNE
STAFF WRITER
Fresh off of a Conference USA
road series victory over Mempl i is.
the Pirates will continue their
nine-game road swing with a
trip to Charlotte to take on the
49ers in conference play this
weekend.
ECU heads into the series
boasting a 21 -6 record and a No.
18 national rank.
The 49crs enter the weekend
with a 13-9 record overall and
are 3-3 in conference, the most
impressive of the 13 wins came
in an early season match-up with
Clemson in which the underdog
49ers pulled off an improbable
5-4 upset of the former No. 11
ranked Tigers.
The Pirates' in-state rivals got
off to a quick start in conference
play with a three-game sweep of
St. l.ouis, only to watch the favor
returned to them courtesy of No.
12 Tulane,
Although The Green Wave
had their way witli the 4'Hts
offensively, Charlotte did put up
a number of runs against one of
the nation's best pitching stalls.
The Pirate pitching stall
will not have a cakewalk by any
means, as they have to face a 49cr
offense led by Jamie Rusco, who
leads Charlotte with a .400 bat-
ting average along with 10 home
runs and 27 RBI.
ECU's mound workers pres-
ently have a collectively stagger-
ing ERA of 2.63, so the 49ers will
need more than just one man to
get the job done at the plate.
The diamond hues' stall is
led by junior workhorse Creg
liunn, who is 4-0 with an
ERA of 2.34. The right-hander
has thrown 42.1 innings and
leads the team in strikeouts
with 52. Tile opponents' bat-
ting average against Bunn is a
meager .159.
Brody Taylor also has an
unblemished mark of 4-0 jnd
leads the team in Innings pitched
with 46. The suave left-hander
has 48 strikeouts to compliment
his3.13 IRA.
Shane Mathews ami Carter
llarrell have also pitched stellar
thus far. posting CO and 4-1
records respectively.
Freshman rellel pitcher Mike
Flye currently leads ECU in ERA
with a mark of 1.62. The 49ers'
pitching will be tested again
this weekend by a potent Pirate
offense, which current!) has
produced .18 home runs, nine
coming off the bat of sophomore
sensation Trevor Lawhorn.
An interesting lad to note
- in the fourth, fifth and sixth
frames, the Pirate offense has
put up more runs than any other
three innings combined
Ryan Jones leads the team
at the plate and is among the
conference leaders with a .411
batting average
The lethal Lawhorns and
Ryan Norwood have been hot
lately. Darryl lawhorn is stall-
ing to find that deadly swing
that Pirate fans grew to line in
his first two se.isi ins by going five
of his last 13 with six RBI and
three home runs. Brother Trevor
is eight lor his last 14 with tour
RBI and a home run. Norwoods
numbers are Irighleninglv simi-
lar as he is eight for his last IS
with live RBI.
This writer can be contacted at
sports@theeastcarolinian. com.
Duke's J.J. Redick (4) leaps into the arms of Lee Melchionni as
they celebrate the Blue Devils' 66-62 victory over Xavier.
Final Four preview
March Madness
reaching its peak
BRANDON HUGHES
SENIOR WRITER
March Madness is finally
over. The Meld of 65 teams has
been whittled down to that
elite group. The name is almost
holy, grown men are as giddy as
school children as March draws
to a close. The month of April
has arrived, and with it, the
Final Tour.
Duke, Connecticut Okla-
homa State and Georgia Tech
fought through the Big Dance
and are on their way to the Alamo
Dome in San Antonio.
Duke
I lie Ulue Devils cruised
into the Sweet 16 alter opening
round wins over Alabama State
and Seton Hall. The Blue Devils
ran into some trouble, however,
in the regional semifinal against
Illinois, i he I igluing IIHnl gave
Duke a dogfight before succumb-
ing 72-62. Head Coach Mike
Krzyzewsk had his offense click-
ing as Duke shot over SO percent
through the first three games.
All that changed when the Blue
Devils met Xavier in the regional
final. The Musketeers were a team
nobody thought would be there
after winsover Louisville, Missis-
sippi State and lex.is
Xavier gave Duke all they
could handle before falling
66-63, ending one of the most
impressive runs in the tourney
by any team. I.uol Deng led the
Blue Devils with 19 points, and
it was his play at the end of the
game that won it. The freshman
nailed a three-pointer, set up J.J.
Redick for a trey and converted
an acrobatic tip-in, all in the
waning minutes.
Several weaknesses have been
exposed, and UConn should
concentrate to exploit them
in the national semifinal on
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STAFF WRITER
DAVID WASKIEWICZ
ECU'S Softball team will travel
to Kentucky to face Louisville in a
three-game series this weekend.
The Lady Pirates will be look-
ing to rebound from their latest
10-1 loss against Del'aul last
weekend.
ThrM wins against Louis-
ville would not only boost the
team's confidence but it would
also bring their overall record to
38-8-1 and their conference
record to 7-5.
The Lady Piratesare currently
batting an impressive .290 as a
team this season.
Last week's Conference-USA
hitter of the week, junior Kate
Manuse, continues to lead the
Pirates in batting with a .398'
average and five homeruns.
Sophomore Christine Sheri-
dan is right behind Manuse, bat-
ting .377 with three homeruns
this season.
The pitching for the Lady
The Lady Pirates will reach almost 40 wins if they can take the
series from fhe Lousiville Cardinals this weekend.
Pirates has continued to remain
impressive this year.
All three of F.CU's pitchers
have come through lor the team
so far this season as they have
combined for an average KRA
of 1.64.
freshman pitcher Keli llar-
rell leads the team in strikeouts
this year with 88 in 93.1 innings
pitched and has an over ill record
of 10-1.
(jetting three straight wins
on the road against Louisville
will not be an easy task for the
Lady Pirates.
The Cardinals are cur-
rently coming off of a 5-0
no-hit shutout of 1MB and are
24-10 overall and 7-2 in the
conference.
ECU Head Coach
Tracey Kee said one of
the keys to beating Louisville this
weekend is to first get some rest.
"We are going to take a
couple of days off said Kee
after the team's 10-1 loss to
ItePaul.
"We have played about
43 games, so a couple of days
I off would be good right now.
$ We have to get people healthy
and get back to playing solid
defense
� The Lady Pirates will open
i play against Louisville this
Saturday at 1 p.m. with game one
of.a doubleheader.
Kee is well aware of the chal-
lenge that awaits her team.
"Louisville is playing great
ball right now said Kee.
"Any game that we can win
against them would be great tor
our team
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sports@theeastcarolinian. com.
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the other end, cameras and tape
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Diana Taurasi, who shared
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The surprise isn't thai both
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Iloth UConn coaches had
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a huddle, when UConn point
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Final Four
from page C1
Georgia Tech Head Coach Hewitt cuts down the net following
the Yellow Jackets' 79-71 overtime victory over Kansas.
Saturday. Puke's depth has
been an issue, especially when
Williams gets in foul trouble,
Sophomore Shavlik Randolph
may he the key tor the Blue
Devils He has the talent and
strength hut looks timid at times
lie has the athleticism to put up
IS points and eight rebounds
hut could also score three points
with three rebound like his
performance against Xavler.
UConn
( onnecticut dominated
Vermont. DePaul, Vanderhilt
and Alabama on their wa to
the I inal I our. The Huskies
were mam experts' pick to go
all (he way in the preseason, ami
UConn is now making believers
out its doubters.
UConn jumped all over
Alabama In the tirst half with a
S.i-29 advantage at the hall and
cruised into the Final lour. Ken
Gordon and Rash ad Anderson
scored 36 and 28 points each.
The big question for the
Huskies is the health of their
unanimous AII-American
center Lmeka Okafor. Okafor
suffered a hack injury before the
tourney and clearly hasn't been
the same player, lie scored just
two points in 19 minutes against
Alabama. Okafor is averaging 10.0
points per game in the NCAA
tournament after averaging 17.4
in the regular season.
UConn must have Okafor
ready to make a difference on
the offensive end if the Huskies
want a championship
Oklahoma State
John Lucas hit the biggest
shot in school history when
his three-pointer lifted the
Cowboys over No. 1 seed St.
loseph's in the regional final.
I.ucas scored 19 points, includ-
ing the last-second trey, in Okla-
homa State's 64-62 win.
Oklahoma State reached
that point by taking out East-
ern Washington, Memphis and
Pittsburgh.
I.ucas has been the key to
the Cowboys' impressive season.
The junior guard averaged 15.2
points and 4.6 assists this year,
tony Allen and Joey Graham
also averaged double figures in
scoring.
Like Puke, Oklahoma State's
Uhilles heel could he depth. The
( owboys play seven or eight, but
just fic are legitimate offensive
threats.
The Cowboys could also have
trouble on the hoards against
Georgia lech's 7-footer l.uke
Schenscher. Ivan McFarlin leads
the team in boards with just 6.7
rebounds a contest
Georgia lech
As if there was any doubt the
ACC was the best conference,
the Yellow Jackets joined Puke
in the Final lour setting up a
possible ACC showdown for the
national title.
Georgia lech certainly had
the toughest road to San Anto-
nio. The Jackets beat Northern
Iowa 65-60 and Boston College
57-54 in the opening rounds.
Nevada nearly pulled off an
upset before lech rallied to win
by five points.
Jarrett Jack scored a career-
high 29 points as the Yellow
Jackets needed overtime to beat
Kansas 79-71. Clarence Moore
and Luke Schenscher were also
in double figures.
While depth is a weakness for
other teams in the Final lour, it
is Tech's strength. Head Coach
Paul Hewitt played eight guys
more than 10 minutes in the
win over Kansas, hut B.J. Ilder
played just 12.
the junior guard suffered an
ankle injury and his effectiveness
will he a big question mark. Elder
averaged over l.S points per game
during the regular season.
Schenscher will alsn be a
big key for Hewitt. The 7-foot,
l-inch Australian center played
39 minutes and scored 15 points
against Kansas. Schenscher was
ineffective early in the season,
but blossomed midway into a
solid player. Tech will need his
post presence in order to beat
Oklahoma State.
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Team looks for full
schedule this fall
ERIC GILMORE
STAFF WRITER
This iv n ni ii�iis oke.
Students hive formed and started
a wrestling twin � he club level.
hquivalent to a junior varsity
squad, the train will begin a lull
schedule in the laii semester
Students Mike Davanco
and Warren Gheen founded
the I cam Davanco was I hi' force
behind the team
Mike felt the need tt i I
to have .i i luh wrestling team
considering ECU is one of the
last teams in the state to form
a tram
However, E( i: had � team in
the early 1970s l"he team folded
duo to laik ot participants, but
ex-wrestlers are still scattered
throughout the community.
The learn, which consists of
13 wrestlers, prat tin-s three times
a week at J.l I. Rose i huh School.
Practices take place every
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
from Sp.ro7 p.m.
Davanco and Gheen both
share in coaching and organiz-
ing practices.
"We are stUI looking for people
to u.me out said Davamo. "We
would ideally like to have about
0 to 2S wrestlers
"We are going to be at fresh
man orientation recruiting.
We are throwing out ideas about
having a I'urple-GoUl scrim-
mage
Davanco and Gheen got
things together about mid-
semester and are hoping to get in
a few matches before the summer
.mhos
"We ust got things stalled
in the middle of the semeslei
so we are still trying to get some
matches In before school ends
Davanco said. "We are looking
into playing NC state
"We want to he competitive
and have fun too. It's a lot oi
work, but its fun to bring the
teamI back.
o
Wrestling Info
For more information on the wrestling
club email the club at ecuwrestllng�
mailecu.edu
I he NCWA would be the
governing body for club wres-
tling teams.
rhc organization would hold
weigh-ins and stale and national
tournaments. There would be 11
weight classes just like any other
College wrestling team
I 'nless one plans to wrestle
on the NCAA level, there is no
place tor these kids to go after
participating in high school
wrestling.
I ortun.iielty, Havana) and
Gheen have started a way that
Will allow these athletes to fur-
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baseball launched Opening Day,
there is a temple enshrining a
golden image of the Buddhist
Kannon, goddess of mercy. Tens
of thousands come to Senso-Ji
daily for their ritual cleansing.
At the mouth of the sacred
gazebo is a large incense caul-
dron billowing smoke. People
stand in front of it; they rub
smoke through their clothes and
inhale deep breaths of fragrant
fumes, praying for a healthy
renewal.
If their bodies weren't
drained, if they already weren't
walking zombies and could
be assured the ever-present
paparazzi would not follow (no
chance of that), the Yankees
might have dragged themselves
to Senso-ji late Tuesday night. As
cures go, it surely beat staring at
the hotel walls, wondering what
massive upheavals George Stein-
brenner might be planning.
I'ity the poor soul who had to
make the Boss' breakfast Tuesday
morning after he woke in Tampa
at sunrise to watch hisSlKO mil-
lion band of superstars diddle
and fizzle. Imagine eggs Bene-
dict flying, return visas being
canceled, Joe Torre's extension
papers getting ripped to shreds.
Think that's an exaggera-
tion? Stelnbrenner has thrown
tantrums over the way the
curtains hang in Yankee Sta-
dium. On the scale of things
that matter, very little topples
losing to the Tampa Bay Devil
Rays, 8-3, in the season opener,
betore a world-wide audience,
and with Don Zimmer chor-
tling on the opposing Tokyo
Dome bench.
The lapanese have a word for
this. Haukashii. Oh, the shame.
How else to explain those Boss-
issued, discombohulated state-
ments about Tommy "Tune?
Nothing in this blip of a
time warp was familiar, begin-
ning with "RICOH the mon-
strous Japanese corporation,
stenciled in can't-miss letters
along every participant's sleeve.
The Devil Rays, with their tiny
payroll of $29 million, have little
to lose by selling their souls. The
Yankees can't afford to think this
7,500-mile journey is all about
selling merchandise and spread-
ing good will.
A single flat, abysmal,
embarrassing opener hardly
makes or breaks a season, even
in Sleinbrenner's myopic mind.
Still, it was impossible not to
wonder what happened to the
team that Hashed its giant rings
in Roppongi dance clubs and
smiled breezily through zillions
of appearances while little ol'
Tampa Bay, the Washington
Generals of baseball, went
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Torre's lineup card had eight
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I'iniella's had one All-Star
who happened to be a former
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ring of "Let's go Yank-ees" began
picking up speed, Tino Martinez
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.100th career homer.
"Sounded like we made the
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Martinez.
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wrath. "It's their problem now
said Martinez, tilting his head
to the other side of the Dome,
where the samurai swords were
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