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April 7, 2004
Supplying life to NC
Guards are the newest security measure in
ECU residence halls.
Students react
negatively to
dorm security
New measures clash against
students' sense of privacy
KEITH S. BYERS
STAFF WRITER
Responding to needs for more security in
the wake of recent violent crimes, ECU added
security guards in the dorms, modified the doors
and increased police patrols. However, students say
the new heightened security, especially the guards,
has hurt rather than helped.
ECU Housing Services and ECU Police Depart-
ment have taken steps as a result of two rapes early
this year and an unclaimed handgun found by a
student in Tyler I tail's bathroom last month. On top
of that, a student was burglarized at his apartment
at Kinggold lowers on Cotanche Street last week.
ECU police say the rape incidents are still under
investigation, and there are no new leads.
Still, the added security has left students feel-
ing violated.
"Just whenever you come in the residence
hall, the person guard is waiting at the door
said Angelo Boyce, a sophomore middle grades
education major and Aycock Hall resident.
"I feel like my privacy is being invaded
Boyce said.
He complained about the rule mandating a male
resident be escorted when visiting female students
between the hours of 2 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The penalty for violating this rule could result
in a campus appearance ticket, according to
Boyce. This would be considered a housing viola-
tion, and ECU Housing would handle thedlsclplin-
ary action.
Other students say they even feel forced out of
their rooms at night because of the guards.
see SECURITY page A2
Michael Barrar, freshman criminal justice major, donates blood at the ROTC
sponsored blood drive in Mendenhall. The drive will continue today from noon until
5 p.m. in MSC to help replenish low blood supplies.
David Conner, junior construction
management major and ROTC cadet,
reads material about his donation.
Kristin Brlley, freshman elementary
education major, is prepped for her
blood donation.
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Fulbright allows
students, faculty
overseas study
Teaching, research, educational
scholarships provide new cross-
cultural view on way of life
NICK HENNE
STAFF WRITER
China. Japan. Russia. Nigeria. Italy.
Oversees educational opportunities in countries
like these are available for ECU students and faculty
through the I'ulbright scholarship program.
Charles Lyons, director of international affairs,
said Fulbright offers two programs -the senior pro-
gram, which is for the exchange of scholars, and the
junior program, for the exchange of students.
The majority of the people in the senior
fulbright program are professors and various
other professionals including lawyers, architects
and museum employees. The applicant
applies directly to Washington, U.C. at the
Council for the International Exchange of
Scholars.
The Junior fulbright program, open to stu-
dents who have completed their undergraduate
degrees, must be accepted through the university
fulbright committee before the application is
sent to Institute of International Education in
New York City for approval.
Lyons said a major part of the application
process is organizing and presenting a plan for a
research project for what they will do while
overseas.
"You have to convince the committee on
this campus, and then you have to convince
the selection committee of New York that what
you're proposing is valuable, it is doable, and
you have the particular skills to see it through
Lyons said.
He said while an applicant's GPA is con-
sidered in the selection process, other factors
like extracurricular activities, other study
abroad experience and whether they speak the
language of the country they are
visiting are important
"Most of the students going overseas are
affiliated with a college or university overseas, but
there are some programs where the students
can do a multi-country comparative study
Lyons said.
The first step of the application process involves
talking to David Harrison, professor in the school of
social work and chair of the ECU I'ulbright
Committee. Students should also review the
see FULBRIGHT page A3
Special Education department
receives $1 million donation
ECU gets new engineering program
Grant will help fund
technology lab
MICHAEL JACOBS
STAFF WRITER
Technological assistance
for children with special
educational needs is closer
to reality now that the
Special Education depart-
ment of the College of
Education received a
$1 million donation for
the enhancement of the
Assistive Technology Lab.
"Our goal is to also
expand the lab eventually to
make it more prominent and
accessible for students said
Yokima Cureton, director
of communications for the
College of Education.
The College of Education,
led by Dean Marilyn Sheerer,
will benefit from this grant
because the students will
have access to the latest
assistive technologies and
training for children with
exceptional needs.
Irene Howell, founder of
the Howell Centers for the
developmentally challenged,
made the donation.
Howell began her work
with the mentally retarded
in the late 1950s when she
started taking developmen-
tally challenged residents
from state centers to live and
work in her day care
program.
Sheerer
"We are extremely delighted
about this wonderful dona-
tion from Mrs. Howell
Cureton said.
"She truly understands
the importance of preparing
well-trained special educa-
tors for our classrooms and
what that means for student
achievement
Using technology to ben-
efit children with special
needs is vital to the focus of
special education.
"The money will be
used to train high quality
see DONATE page A2
Four-year program will
see students fall 2004
KRISTIN DAY
STAFF WRITER
ECU createdaprogramforstu-
denls pursuing a Bachelor of Sci-
ence degree in engineering that
differs from any other in the
UNC-system.
Ralph Rogers, dean of
the College of Technology
and Computer Science, said
ECU's program is different
from other schools because it
concentrates on systems
engineering.
Instead of focusing on
one discipline, systems engi-
neers, or "team leaders will
integrate each field. Stu-
dents in the program get a
broader view of engineering
and are able to solve problems
using that knowledge.
The program will use
a learning process called
a "cohort system" that many
other schools do not follow.
This means students will work
closely with their faculty
and classmates.
The engineering curriculum
is part of the program Integrated
Collaborative Engineering
Educational Environment, or
ICE3.
It is designed to make
engineering more exciting
and attractive.
Rogers said the program
allows students to work with
engineering their first year,
instead of waiting until they
are juniors.
1CF.3 incorporates ECU
Engineering Inc a business
run by students. Employees
will work with real projects
from businesses and orga-
nizations so students can
gain experience.
Rogers said a B.S. in engineer-
ing should be sufficient to enter
the job market.
"There's a tremendous
demand, I know, in certain
areas for systems engineers
said Rogers.
lie said systems engineer-
ing isn't a program you can
decide to join junior year.
A B.S. in engineering takes
four years to complete and
is designed for freshmen or
students transferring from a com-
munity college.
Students planning to enter
the program must have an SAT
score of 1100 or higher and
have completed at least a second
year of high school algebra
with a B or better.
They must also have a
laptop computer capable
of running engineering
analysis software.
Rogers said the program
would attract students who
would otherwise not attend
ECU. The university will hire-
faculty and make classrooms
available to students who plan
to attend the new engineer-
ing program and will begin
accepting students for the
fall 2004 semester.
Rogers said the ECU
community has given a tre-
ECU's new systems engineering program will allow students and
faculty to work closely to solve problems.
mendous amount of support
that enabled the program's short-
term development.
He said he believes the
new program is unique and
accommodating to engineer-
ing students who want to
learn all the different areas of
the field.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian. com.
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NEWS
ERIN RICKERT
News Editor
HOLLY O'NEAL
Assistant News Editor
news@theeastcarolinian.com
252.328.6366
Announcements
Summer and Fall Registration
Registration tor summer sessions and fall 2004 semester is
currently open.
Integration Lecture
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. the Board of
Education decision. The College of Education features William AC Polk
speaking about his role in the integration process at the McKeesport
Area School District in Pennsylvania. The lecture will be today at 6 p.m.
in 129 Speight
Peace Workshop
Learn how to resolve conflicts peacefully and respectfully at the SENIOR'S
Elite workshop today from 4 p m. - 6 p.m in 244 MSC
PT Massage Clinic
Students in the Physical Therapy Program will provide massages tonight
from 5 p m. - 9 p.m. on the first floor of the Belk Building The cost is $5 for
10 minutes, $10 for 20 minutes and $15 for 30 minutes Patients receive
$1 off with an ECU student or faculty ID No appointment is necessary
State Holiday
Classes will not be held Friday and Saturday, April 9-10.
Business Ownership Workshop
Learn how to get started in business at an introduction to business
ownership workshop Wednesday, April 14 from 5:30 pm. - 7:30 p.m. in
the Willis Building Auditorium
Deadline
Wednesday. April 14 is the last day for graduate students to drop courses
without grades
Technology and Teaching Conference
The College of Education will co-sponsor the Southeastern Regional
Technology and Teaching Conference at the Greenville Hilton Wednesday
April 14 - Friday Apnl 16 Contact Diane D Kester at 328-6621 for more
information.
Adviser's Appreciation Reception
A reception honoring student advisors will take place Thursday. April 15
from 4 p.m - 6 p.m in Mendenhall Great Room 3 Students can nominate
any adviser at ECU
Job Searching Workshop
The Office of Student Professional Development offers a wofkshop 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
Deadline
Thursday, April 15 is the last day to submit thesis to the graduate school
for completion of a degree in the current term.
Social Justice Institute
NPR broadcaster and author Juan Williams will speak in recognition of the
50th anniversary of the Brown v Board of Education decision Thursday.
Apnl 15 from 7 pm - 8 pm in the Mendenhall Great Room Tickets are
required but free at the Central Ticket Office in MSC.
Integration Discussion
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Brown v the Board of
Education decision, historian David Dennard. Ph D. political analyst Tinsley
Yarborough, Ph D and attorney Robert White will discuss the historical,
political and legal landscapes of the state before and after the decision
The discussion will be Tuesday, April 20 at 3 p.m in 221 Mendenhall
Oratorical Exhibition
The School of Communication sponsors an oratorical exhibition Thursday,
Apnl 22 at 6:30 pm in Wright Auditorium, featuring the best speakers in
COMM 2410 and 2420
Co-ops and Internships Workshop
The Office of Student Professional Development offers a workshop
Thursday. April 22 from 2 pm - 3 p.m in 1012 Bate to assist students
looking tor co-op and internship opportunities
Education Graduate Fair
The College of Education will hold a graduate programs fair Saturday,
Apnl 24 from 9 am - noon at the Speight Building Information will be
available for students who wish to pursue a graduate degree for work
in educational settings or obtain alternative licensure Registration and
reception begin at845 a.m.
Commencement Registration
Degree candidates who wish to participate in the May 8 ceremony must
make a reservation through Onestop
News Briefs
Local
Workers in danger of losing jobs
at Bank of America
CHARLOTTE (AP) - Bank of America
Corp now the No. 3 bank in the
country, will cut 12.500 jobs - or nearly
7 percent of its 180,000-employee
work force - over the next two years
The Charlotte-based financial giant
completed its merger FleetBoston
Financial Corp last week and
said Monday it will cut nearly 7
percent of its work force from North
Carolina to New England to California
The $47 billion deal became official
last week
Bank of America chief executive Ken
Lewis has said he wants to achieve
about $16 billion in cost savings by
the end of 2005 The merging banks
have relatively few overlapping
branches that can be closed,
which is a major source of savings in
many bank mergers.
Another defendant in Phipps
case pleads guilty
GREENVILLE (AP) - Another player
in the Meg Scott Phipps campaign
corruption case has pleaded guilty in
federal court. This time a Rocky Mount
businessman who lied about what
he and the former state agriculture
commissioner knew about the case
Norman Y Chambliss III pleaded
guilty Monday in the U.S.
District Court in Greenville to one
count of obstruction of justice Judge
Malcolm Howard tentatively set his
sentencing for July 6.
The maximum penalty for the felony
is 10 years in prison and a $250,000
fine, although a lesser sentence
is likely Senior Assistant US
Attorney Dennis Duffy hinted that
Chambliss could receive leniency
if he cooperated with federal
authorities In the ongoing
investigation related to extorting
payments from carnival operators
interested in working the
North Carolina State Fair
National
New York City mayor says
Statue of Liberty should reopen,
'cant let terrorists win
NEW YORK (AP) - Mayor Michael
Bloomberg, who donated his own
money to the effort to reopen the
Statue of Liberty, blasted the federal
government's decision to close the
icon after the 2001 terror attacks
and its plans not to immediately
reopen it.
"You can't let the terrorists win the
mayor said Monday
Last week during a news conference
at the base of the statue. Secretary
of the Interior Gale Norton said
that an observation area in the
statue's pedestal would be
reopened in July but that the crown,
reached via narrow and winding
stairs, would remain closed because it
cannot accommodate large numbers
of people and does not meet local
fire, building or safety codes
Bui Bloomberg said the 118-year-
old statue should be reopened,
even if every tourist who visits it
has to be escorted inside by a police
officer He contributed $100,000 to
the effort.
Blackout showed need for
grid rules, but they're mired in
Congress
WASHINGTON (AP) - A seven -
month investigation into the nation's
worst blackout is putting new
pressure on Congress to boost the
reliability of power grids - but
legislation addressing the problem
remains in limbo.
On Monday, nearly eight months
after all or parts of eight states and
sections of Canada went dark, a
U.SCanadlan task force
called for urgent approval of
mandatory reliability rules to
govern the electric transmission
industry.
The task force said in a 228- page
report that the Ohio power company
and others whose failures led to
the blackout largely ignored many
of the voluntary rules, managed by
a private, industry-sponsored group
World
American death toll climbs
as US. and Iraqi forces
surround Fallujah
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) - U.S. troops
battled Iraqi guerrillas Tuesday
on the edges of Fallujah, which
hundreds of Marines and Iraqi
troops have surrounded in a major
operation to pacify one of Iraq's most
violent cities. The military reported
four Marines killed in the area
The Americans were killed by
hostile fire Monday, bringing the
number of Marines killed that
day fo five. The military did not
give details on the deaths, saying
only that they took place in
Anbar province, where Fallujah
is located.
In northern Baghdad's Khazimiya
district, three U.S. soldiers
were killed, all members of the
1st Armored Division.
One was killed Monday when
his convoy was attacked with
small arms and rocket-propelled
grenade fire.
A second soldier died later the
same day when his vehicle was
struck by a rocket-propelled
grenade. The third died after
a grenade hit his Bradley vehicle
Tuesday. Their names were
not released.
China tells Hong Kong ft
needs Beijing's approval for
any political changes
BEIJING (AP) - China made a
major ruling Tuesday on how Hong
Kong chooses its leaders, saying
the territory must submit proposed
political reforms to Beijing for
approval Hong Kong activists
immediately decried the decision.
The Chinese government's National
People's Congress issued the ruling
in an interpretation of the Basic Law,
Hong Kong's mini-constitution.
"The right to amend the law belongs
to the National People's Congress
said Qiao Xiaoyang, deputy secretary-
general of the NPC's Standing
Committee.
ECU student selected for elite youth summit
Paper Person
The student featured at the top of today s paper is Cynthia Coward, senior
marketing maior
Edwards sends three
NC students to first
leadership conference
PETER KALAJIAN
STAFF WRITER
An ECU student has
been chosen by Sen. John
Edwards (D-NC) as one of three
North Carolina youths and
will attend the first ever
Democratic Youth leadership
Conference in Washington
this April.
Kelly Sanders, senior social
work major and an intern in
Edwards' Greenville office,
along with students from N.C.
AST and Davidson Col-
lege will participate in lec-
tures and presentations on
the economy, education,
globalization and the environ-
ment.
According to a press release
from Edwards' office, a key-
note address will be followed
by a town hall meeting
moderated by MTV correspon-
dent Gideon Yago featuring
panelists Anna Greenberg,
a democratic pollster, record-
ing industry mogul Russell
Simmons, 24-year-old Tal-
lahassee city commissioner
Andrew i,ilium and U.S.
Representative Linda Sanchez.
"Working in the senator's
office has been a great expe-
rience said Sanders, who
was chosen out of a pool of
300 possible candidates to
attend the summit.
"I've learned a lot about
both the senatorial side of his
job and the campaign side.
I volunteered for his campaign
in South Carolina, where
he won, and that made me
more interested in politics
The summit will primar-
ily address issues concerning
18-30 year-olds.
"They will be address-
ing issues for people our age,
and since it's the first of its
kind, I'm not really sure
what to expect Sanders said.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian. com.
SeClirity frompage
Recently, the back door
of Scott Hall has been
"pinned or had its keyhole
blocked to deny entry. One
resident of Scotl made a sign
urging other students to "rebel"
and to "prop open the doors
according to Sean Bowen,
sophomore communication
student and Scott Hall resident.
"It's a real inconvenience,
especially when loading and
unloading said Howen.
One door at Scott Hall
was forced open with an
unknown object resulting in
$300 worth ol damage, said
Troy Arrington, residence
coordinator of Scott Hall.
Arrington said the decision to
pin the doors came from a joint
committee comprised of campus
security, upper-level campus
administration and Campus
living, led by the chancellor.
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He said security guards are now
on duty from 9 p.m. - 5 a.m.
every night.
"We in Campus Living
are always looking for ways
to make the halls safer and
more secure said Arrington.
"We are always evaluat-
ing and looking to imple-
ment measures that will keep
our students safe
The new security guards
hired by ECU came through
a firm called Security Ser-
vices of America, said Wax
Miller, assistant vice chancel-
lor for Student Experiences.
Miller would not comment
on how much the new guards
arc costing the university.
She said she heard of inci-
dents where security guards
may have overstepped their
authority.
Rebecca Sutton, freshman
undecided major and resident
of Belk Hall, said she had the
volume up on her computer
speakers and watched a guard
walk by her window and put
his car up to it.
"Their Isecurity guards'l
role is not to take over the
ECU police role in any way
said Mil In
"If they see something, they
are supposed to contact the R A on
duty, who can then determine if
someone else needs to be called.
This firm is working in tandem
with the ECU police
She said last week she notified
the colonel in charge of the secu-
rity guards about the problem.
The security guards can be
distinguished from ECU police
officers by their light blue shirts
and dark pants; they also carry no
badges or guns, Miller said.
"We have to weigh safety
or inconvenience to the stu-
dents, and we chose safety
Miller said.
"We are trying with Aycock
and Jones Halls a lot of stu-
dents park behind the halls, and
you have people going all the way
around to get in. What we are
trying to do is get some cameras
between now and the next several
weeks Miller said.
She said after the cameras are
installed, they would consider
unpinning the doors.
Miller said the main reason
for pinning the doors is so secu-
rity can identify who is coming
in the front door. She said the
security guards are watching
for "tailgaters" who may try to
gain entry without using their
own key.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian. com.
Donate
from page A1
special educators said Tara Jeffs,
Ph.D director of the Assistive
Technology Lab.
"The more high qual-
ity speii.il educators we have
in Hie classroom, the mure
confident we are that the
achievement levels of these chil-
dren will rise
I fie lab is used to train
special education students.
It has an array of assis-
tive technologies, including
text-to-speech readers to assist
individuals with difficul-
ties reading text, voice
recognition to assist in writ-
ing and alternative micro-
phone to reduce carpal tunnel
syndrome or repetitive motion
pain.
"Because there will be
students that have learning
difficulties in the classroom,
it is vital that luture teach-
ers become as educated in
the field as possible said
Morgan Jones, sopho-
more elementary
education major
"With this grant, teachers
will he more capable to handle
a variety of students because
they base been better
educated
The College of Education
has received close to $5 mil-
lion in grants and donations
specifically for special
education during the past three
years.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeas tcarolinian. com.
The ECU Student Media Board invites
applications for the position of
GENERAL MANAGER,
WZMB91.3FM
GENERAL MANAGER,
Expressions
EDITOR,
The East Carolinian
EDITOR,
The Rebel
for the 2004-05 academic year.
Applications are available in the Media Board office.
The deadline for submitting an application is
THURSDAY. APRIL 8 AT 4 P.M.
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Spirit rover completes primary Mars
mission while Opportunity continues
PASADENA, Calif. (Al)
� NASA's Spirit rover has
finished its primary mission
to Mars yet continues to roll
along, moving toward a cluster
of hills that could yield
evidence of the planet's wet
past.
By Monday, Spirit's 90th lull
day on Mars, the unmanned
robot and its twin, Opportu-
nity, had accomplished nearlv
all of the tasks before NASA
would consider their joint mis-
sion a full success.
"Spirit has completed its
part of the bargain and Oppor-
tunity doesn't have much
left to do said Mark Adler,
manager of the $820 million
double mission.
The tasks included a require-
ment that one of the rovers travel
at least 1,980 feet - a mark Spirit
surpassed on Saturday.
Between the two of them,
the rovers also had to take
stereo and color panoramas of
their surroundings, drive to at
least eight different locations
and operate simultaneously for
a minimum of 30 days.
NASA assumed technical and
other problems would ground
the rovers fully one-third of the
time they operated on Mars.
Despite computer memory
problems that left Spirit side-
lined for 2 12 weeks, it still
spent more days at work than
expected, Adler said.
Kor Opportunity, it still
must function for another
20 martian days - which are
nearly 40 minutes longer than
Karth days - before it meets
all of its targets, Adler said.
"It's better than we could
have possibly imagined he
said.
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Crater, a 90-mile-diameter
depression scientists believed
once contained a lake. Spirit
has found traces of limited
past water activity in rocks it
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U.S. opens defense in abortion procedure case
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) � The
U.S. government began defend-
ing a federal ban on a certain
type of abortion, by calling
doctors who testified that the
procedure has not been studied
enough to determine whether it
is safe or medically justified.
Or. Watson A. Bowes, pro-
fessor emeritus of obstetrics
and gynecology at the Univer-
sity of North Carolina School
of Medicine, testified Monday
that he knew of no instance
where the banned procedure
- known as "intact dilation and
extraction or D&X - has been
needed to protect the health of
the mother.
He also said he knew of no
studies proving that the proce-
dure would be more dangerous
than any comparable tech-
nique.
"I don't think we know the
relative risks of these proce-
dures Bowes said.
The Partial-Birth Abortion
Ban Act, signed by President
Bush in November, has not
been enforced because judges
in Lincoln, New York and
San Francisco agreed to hear
evidence in three simultaneous,
non-jury trials on whether the
ban violates the OS. Constitu-
tion.
The Bush administration
has argued that the procedure,
referred to by opponents as
"partial-birth" abortion, is
"inhumane and gruesome" and
causes the fetus to suffer pain.
( oiulucting a study of
D&X surgery would be dif-
ficult because of the relatively
small number of people
who have them done, but
it would not be impossible,
Bowes said.
During a 1&X, a fetus is par-
tially removed from the womb
and its skull is punctured. It
is generally performed in the
second trimester. Abortion rights
advocates argue the procedure is
sometimes safest for women.
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your junior year don't wait
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due in New York City by Oct. 15.
(Catherine Mill, senior
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in Saratov, said living in
different countries expands
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Our View
He is prob-
ably laugh-
ing his way
to the bank,
because
eventually
the craze
over him will
fade away
- but until
then, he's
making
more than
enough
noney to pay
By now, everybody unlucky enough to
tune into Fox knows William Hung. Hung,
if the name doesn't ring a bell, is the Cal-
Berkley engineering student who took
what anybody who enjoys music would
call a disastrous performance on American
Idol and turned it into what he has already
admitted is more than his 15 minutes
of fame.
If the guy showed up at a karaoke
bar, most patrons would order another
drink to drown themselves rather than listen
to him.
The funny thing though is that Hung has signed
a record deal and has an album debuting this
week. He will even have a video. What does
this mean for America?
Well, nothing really.
While some would call Hung's fame the end
of sanity, we see it as the latest in the line of
unintelligible tripe that gets forced down our
or his college tnroats by marketers and the torrent of pop
culture.
tuition.
In 10 years, we will see the Olsen twins danc-
ing and singing "She Bangs" off key and hear
commentary from the guy who played Screech
on Saved by the Bell.
Hung may not sing or dance well, but the eye-
sore will be paid well.
It's interesting, though. Hung could not possibly
take himself seriously.
He is probably laughing his way to the bank,
because eventually the craze over him will
fade away - but until then, he's making
more than enough money to pay for his
college tuition.
Good luck, Hung. Just make sure you do
something with your life when you're done
looking stupid.
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Operation Vigilant
Resolve'marks
escalation of hostilities
PETER KALAJIAN
STAFF WRITER
The U.S. military announced
yesterday a new operation in Iraq
focused on removing resistance
within the Sunni city of Fal-
lujah.
Dubbed "Vigilant Resolve
the mission is in response to the
death of eight U.S. soldiers and
the public torture and display
of two American civilian work-
ers in and around the historical
resistance city 35 miles west of
Baghdad.
When the Bush admin-
istration began its P.R. cam-
paign concerning the War
in Iraq - which consisted
mostly of false intelligence
about weapons of mass
destruction and shoot-first-
ask-quest ions-later political
maneuvering - they failed
to effectively consider the
American exit plan after the
"evil dictator" had been
removed.
Historically, nation building
has been a decades long process
which involves permanently
stationing troops in the area
in question and committing
to a long, slow restructuring
process.
In Japan and Germany,
two nations whose modern
incarnations are a direct
result of American influence
after WWII, the United
States still maintains a strong
military and political pres-
ence, and that's SO years
after the fact. Does President
Bush plan on keeping the U.S.
military active in Iraq until
20S3?
The President knows as well
as anyone that Germany and
Japan are not Iraq and Afghani-
stan, and the armed resistance
which has been a major
problem for ground forces in
Iraq will only worsen as time-
goes on.
By the time the Unites
States was founded, Iraq had
already seen thousands of
years of social development
and political upheaval, so
this idea of foreign occupa-
tion and armed resistance is
nothing new.
Another more serious prob-
lem is beginning to become
apparent. Who is the enemy
With 1,200 U.S. Marines
now surrounding the city of
Fallujah, blocking it off with
a series of huge earthen dams
and no doubt preparing to com-
mence house-to-house searches
for the "enemy who exactly
Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor,
I wasn't able to give my
two cents about the proposal
made at Monday's SUA meet-
ing regarding the removal
of Student Union from
homecoming activities.
I was busy with our Kevin
Smith program (which lasted
for five hours and captivated an
audience of 1,400 - mostly ECU
students).
When I read the proposal, my
first reaction was to laugh. If you
are going to make a proposal,
please try to include at least
one factual statement. First of
all, Student
Union has been participat-
ing in homecoming for seven
years, and we have won the
last four - not three - spirit
cups.
When we first started com-
peting, we didn't win anything,
but we had the determina-
tion to keep on trying, and
eventually we found what it
takes to win.
This winning streak should
not make organizations sick of
losing, but fuel them to try even
harder and step up their level of
competition.
Directly quoting S(iA Sena-
tor Michael lust, "It is not fair
that the Student Union sponsors,
judges and competes in all home-
coming competitions
I'm sorry that you are not
aware of the responsibilities of
your own organization. SGA is
responsible for sponsors, judges
and anything homecoming-
related, not Student Union.
We simply compete on the
same grounds as any other stu-
dent organization.
Student Union has never used
student fees to pay for homecom-
ing. We use our winnings from
the previous year to fund our
expenses.
We bank on winning,
and recently this strategy has
worked. Our "budget" has
nothing to do with home-
coming. Our budget is for the
students - that's how it always
has been and will be.
Throughout the year, Stu-
dent Union members work
endlessly to bring quality pro-
grams to the students.
This level of programming
and hard work continues
throughout homecoming.
For this reason, I think it is
amazing and a true test of our
teamwork and dedication that
we are as successful as we are in
homecoming competitions.
It is my understanding
that in writing a proposal, you
include factual statements that
have supporting evidence.
It is apparent that this pro-
posal is completely inaccurate.
Thank you for recognizing our
success
However, there is absolutely
no reason Student Union's eli-
gibility should be revoked. Be-
fore Student Union began
winning, the
Ambassadors had a win-
ning streak as well and
their eligibility was never
questioned.
Instead of trying to dis-
qualify Student Union from
competing in homecoming,
my advice to you is to put your
focus into winning instead ot
finding fault in other people's
success.
Lisa Crouse
Student Union President
arc we looking for?
During Vietnam, the line
hit ween enemy combatant
and innocent civilian was
often blurred. As a result,
that nation is still recovering
from a decade of American
occupation. Is every Iraqi
opposed to American forces who
decide to throw a rock or shout
some obscenities a legitimate
target? Do they have to be
armed? Are those citizens who
are sympathetic to resistance
forces, but personally unwilling
to raise arms against the U.S
fair game?
Public support and
cooperation are all a person
needs to elude even the most
sophisticated military searches.
Osama bin Laden has
been moving house to house
within one region of Paki-
stan for years with one of the
largest manhunts, military
or otherwise, close on his heels.
If the people - those teeming
massesof Iraqi citizenry-refuse to
cooperate with American forces
and bitterness continues
to grow within the Iraqi
population about the pres-
ence of an occupying
army on Muslim soil, the United
States will tuck tail and run.
Just like we did during the
first Ciulf War, just like we did
in Somalia, just like we did in
Vietnam.
The political war drums of a
calculated invasion always grow
fainter as the American death
toll rises.
No presidential admin-
istration can afford an
unpopular war with no end ii
sight.
Lyndon Johnson learned tha
in 1968, and it cost him a secon.
term in office.
And if Bush thinks that Ira.
will be prepared to enter into th
democratic Utopia which he ha
envisioned for them by June 3(
he is sorely mistaken.
The constant attacks agalns
American troops will continue
frustrationaboutlraqand Afghan
istan in the United States wil
blossom, and the administratioi
will see the writing on the wall
Politics is about sur
vival, and although he car
never seem to remembe
the name of the Australiai
prime minister or how th
hell he ever got into Harvard
Bush is smart enough t
know that empty deadline
and news reports about dea'
American civilians hung fron
the bottoms of bridges do not
re-election make.
For me, the first Americai
military loss in Iraq was also th
first nail in his administration'
casket.
Perhaps after he i
voted out of office ii
November, Bush will finally se
the error of his ways.
Arrogance and econotnl
intimidation should never b
used as diplomatic weapons, anc
unfortunately, it is the Americai
people who shall reap the whirl
wind of these policies.
Maybe next November wil
see some change in our nations
leadership hopefully for th
better.
I've always said it's the ultimate place to
play baseball. It's the sports capital of the
world. It doesn't get any better than that.
Jason Giambi
on playing in Yankee Stadium





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Use of profanity is
features becoming popular,
less controversial
AMANDA UNGERFEU
Features Editor
JOHN BREAM
Assistant Features Editor
features@theeastcarolinian.com
252.328.6366
Did You Know?
- Rim director Francis Ford Coppola (1939), martial arts actor Jackie Chan
(1954) and former MTV VJ Bill Bellamy (1968) all call today their
birthday.
- This month is Couple Appreciation Month.
-Today is No Housework Day and Para-Professional Day.
-On this day in 1948. the World Health Organization was founded
Announcements
Freestyle Competition
The Student Union Popular Entertainment Committee is sponsoring
a freestyle competition featuring a DJ competition and an MC
competition from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. today on the Mendenhall Brickyard. This
event is free.
Bingo
The Student Union Spectrum Committee presents Bingo at 7:30 p.m. today
in the Mendenhall Multi-Purpose Room. This event is free.
Films
The Student Union Films Committee will not be showing any films
this week.
Percussion Players
The School of Music presents ECU Percussion Players directed
by John Neal at 8 p m. today in the A. J. Fletcher Recital Hall. This event
is free
Symphony Orchestra
The School of Music presents the ECU Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Hisao Watanabe at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 8 in Wright
Auditorium. This event is free.
Game Night Tournament
The Student Union is sponsoring a game night tournament from 11 p.m.
- 3 am on Thursday, April 8 in the Mendenhall Student Center. This
event is free.
Potiuck Dinner and Dance
The ECU Folk and Country Dancers are sponsoring a potiuck dinner,
concert and dance on Saturday, April 10 at the Willis Building on First
and Reade Streets Dinner is at 6 p.m the concert begins at 7 p.m. and a
contra dance begins at 8 p.m Tickets are $3 for students.
Relay For Life
The Pitt County Relay for Life recently kicked off this year's effort by
celebrating the Relays 10-year anniversary. The 2004 Relay for Life
will be held on Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1 at the Pitt County
Fairgrounds. Relay is now seeking volunteers who are interested in helping
form teams and join in the fight against cancer. If you are interested in
volunteering, forming a team, or donating time or money, please contact
Alis Irwin at 317-5803.
Top Fives
Top five singles
1. "Toxic Britney Spears
2. "Yeah Usher featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris
3. "My Immortal Evanescence
4 "This Love Maroon 5
5. "With You Jessica Simpson
Top five albums
1. Usher, Confessions
2 Various Artists, Now 15
3. Guns n' Roses, Greatest Hits
4 Carl Thomas, Let's Talk About It
5 Norah Jones, Feels Like Home
Top five movies
1 Hellboy
2 Walking Tall
3 Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
4 Home on the Range
5 The Prince & Me
Top five DVDs
1 Mona Lisa Smile
2 School of Rock
3 Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat
4. Cold Creek Manor
5 The Missing
Top five books
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3 The Da Vinci Code. Dan Brown
4 The South Beach Diet, Aithur Rodale
5 The Ultimate Weight Solution Food Guide, Phillip
McGraw
Top five TV shows
1. "American Idol" - Tuesday (FOX)
2. "Apprentice" (NBC)
3. "C.S.I. Miami" (CBS)
4. "American Idol" - Wednesday (FOX)
5 Everybody Loves Raymond (CBS)
Curse words have
become prevalent
part of society
JESSICA CHESON
STAFF WRITER
Swearing has become
something we are learning to
he more and more desensitized
to hearing and using.
The "A-word" and the "B-
word" are all over television.
Even on reality shows, mainly
"The Osbournes the use of
profanity is put right in front
of our faces. There used to be
strict rules and regulations of
what can and cannot be said
on TV and in movies, but
the restrictions have gotten
looser.
There Is censoriship of foul
language, but what was said can
easily still be determined. View-
ers - especially children - pick
up foul language and think since
it's all over television, it must not
be loo bad.
"I believe in freedom of
speech, but 1 don't agree with
the abundance of cussing on
TV, especially with all the chil-
dren who are watching said
Katie Carr, freshman elementary
education major
Uono, Diane Keaton
Courtney love and Nicole
Kic hie arc just a few examples
of celebrities who have let a few
curse words slip at prestigious
award shows or on late night
TV.
Kvcn though these famous
people have said some "bad
words" In front of America,
many viewers think no differ-
ently of them. In fact, to some
this slip up Shows a human
side of them that viewers
like to see.
In the 1950s and 1960s,
television shows were incred-
ibly ,ifo(lest compared to
shows now. The Cleavers from
"Leave if to Beaver" were the
ideal American family who
became loved and accepted
by America. "The Osbournes"
is an extreme example of a
family television show that
portrays more than the
average family. It makes
an impression on its audi-
ence, just as the Cleavers
did years ago.
Television Is not the only
media letting loose. Morning
shows on the radio are also
pushing the boundaries in topics
and casual banter.
The profanity that surrounds
us effects our vocabulary more
than any other input.
Teenagers hear the words
from their friends, pushing the
likeliness that they will use
them, too.
Children olten repeat what
they hear from television, other
kids at school and even parents.
This display of profanity is a
direct model of what is deter-
mined as socially acceptable for
the child.
"With the rate at which
society is allowing cussing,
who knows what we can expect
for our children's generation
I think there is a line, and
society is definitely crossing
it said McKenie Bais-
den, freshman pre-heaith
major.
College students are the best
example of how we can let our
tongues slip a little too often. At
tootball games, downtown on a
weekend and around campus you
get an earful of curse words.
In an atmosphere
where free speech is
encouraged, it's hard to think
twice about the words that Stream
out of our mouths.
foul language is a habit
- some might say a had one - and
it doesn't go away without effort.
Regardless of societal changes, the
way we speak is a direct reflection
of our education and self-repre-
As students who someday
desire to be professionals, We
should avoid the .Heavy usage ol
profanity because it offends some
people.
"Damn" and "hell"
are probably the most two
common curse words. They are
The use of profanity in the media has gained more acceptance
in recent generations, but still offends many.
probably the least offensive and
most expressive. Using these
words can help make a point
clearer or stronger.
When "damn" was used in
dime with the Wind in iy.s2,
it was very controversial, and
the producers were heavily
fined.
Movies and television; hav�
almost caught up to how people
really speak and act.
Adults should be mature
enough to deal with profanity,
whether heard or spoken.
"Swearing Is becom-
ing almost accepted in most
every facet of life outside
some families' homes. You
hear it ia music, lakes
even small forms of swearing
; are showing up in some class-
rooms of middle, high school
and college said Jackson
Kavanagh, junior physical
education major.
"Before you know it, swear-
ing might ihow up in elementary
schools, but let's hope not
This writer can be contacted at
features@theeastcarolinian.com.
A good, confident approach makes a great first impression.
Don't stay lonely,
ask someone out
Using proper approach
will land you a date
TOMEKASTEELE
STAFF WRITER
Asking someone about a date
is one of the hardest things to
do. You can get nervous, your
hands get clammy and you break
out into a sweat - just to chicken
out when that special someone
comes near. It takes courage,
but everyone should know a
few do's and don'ts when it
comes to asking someone out for
a date.
You can meet a potential
date almost anywhere. Classes
and on campus are perfect places
to meet someone. Places that
aren't so great to find a date arc-
parties and at the club. It's too
noisy to strike up a conversation
and get someone's number.
At parties, there is most likely
alcohol and it does influence
the senses strongly. Don't ask
someone if you are impaired or
if they are drunk as well. You can
end up with a wrong number, or
worse, with a date you hate once
you are sober.
Meeting or scoping out the
person you may want to ask on
a date is the easy part. The hard
part is actually building up the
nerve to ask him or her out.
It's sad, and sometimes a bad
thing, but first impressions are
everything. A person can make
a judgment in mere seconds,
so the approach is critical.
"I don't ask people out. I
let them come to me. That is
a sign that they really want to
get to know me said Emily
Carter, sophomore communica-
tion major.
Prepare before asking the
person. Make sure to look pre-
sentable. What is seen on the
first meeting tends to make a
lasting impact. Take time to
make sure there's no food caught in
between your teeth and you have
fresh breath.
Males should, at the very least,
smell good. Women absolutely
love a guy in cologne. Women
should do the same.
How you dress is also impor-
tant. You don't have to go as far
as a three-piece suit or a prom
dress, but plan to look nice the
day of asking a person - it can
only help.
Never IM, call, text message,
email or offer the dale through
a mutual triend. It shows that
you have no guts and makes
you look either ashamed or
embarrassed. Such approaches
are too impersonal. You don't
want to be left guessing what he
or she is thinking on the other end
of the phone.
Never ask a person out in
public - their friends or other
bystanders may be around and
could cause a scene. You don't
want to be laughed at or walked
away from in public. Find
a time to ask the person out in
private. That way, if they reject
you, at least the whole town
won't be there.
Have something in mind
to say when approaching the
special person. It is probably a
good idea to find out whether
they have a significant other
before asking them out. Don't
go asking everyone, though, if
that special someone is taken.
Keep it low key when getting
information about them. This
campus is a small place, as well
as Greenville, so word travels
fast. You don't want a potential
date to find out prematurely
and think they have a stalker on
their hands.
Pick-up lines are a defi-
nite no-no and many of them
have been overused, which
makes them well-known. They
sound unintelligent in every
way. If you absolutely have
nothing to say and must use a
pick-up line, at least use some-
thing original.
"To ask a person out, you
just throw the miggity miggity
mack on them, then bam, you
have a date said Justin Gulliver,
sophomore communication
major.
Being you is the safest route-
to go when approaching someone
to ask them for a date. Using pick-
tip lines may make the person feel
you are a player, and remember,
first impressions can determine
a yes or a no.
It may be easy to begin a
conversation by asking them
a question like, "Do you know
what time it is?" You can then
easily strike up a conversation.
Another ice-breaker is giving the
person a compliment on what he
or she is wearing.
Simply saying "Hi" is the
most effortless way to getting
that special person's attention
for the moment.
Perhaps the easiest method
is being honest. Walk up to
them, say hello, then proceed
to tell them that they seem
cool and you want to get to
know them better. This way is
What Is the best
pick-up line
you've heard?
KATE ADAMS
SENIOR GERMAN MAJOR
"If I get knocked out, would you
give me CPR?"
see OUT page A6
CHRIS MORGAN
SOPHOMORE MUSIC
MAJOR
"If you were a parking ticket,
you'd have fine' written all
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4-7-04
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AMANDA UNGERFELT
FEATURES EDITOR
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I had really got my hopes up when I heard the theme for
tonight was Elton lohn. hut many of the contestants made
my hopes drop. John Stevens' performance of "Crocodile
Rock" was exceptionally bad, along with Camille Velasco's
performance of "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road George Huff
took a relatively unknown song ("Take Me to the Pilot") and
made it unforgettable. Hands down, it was the best perfor-
mance last night. Tonight, it will be a close one between
Velasco and Stevens. Expect America to vote Stevens off.
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JOHN BREAM
ASSISTANT FEATURES EDITOR
The final nine gave us a little bit of everything tonight
- the great, the average and the really ugly. As usual, Fantasia
Hanino and George Huff were amazing, as well as Jennifer
Hudson. Joan Stevens and Camile Velsato showed why they
belong in the bottom three again this week, but you never
know with America's voting (Amy Adams voted off the show
last week and Jon Stevens not in the bottom three? (lorae on!).
If America has any eye for talent this week, Velasco gets her
well-deserved, long overdue plane ticket home for a dreadtul
performance of "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
M.CHELLEMOEOD ftfrfrfrft tititilX
EDITOR IN CHIEF
Last week threw me for a loop � for those of you who
aren't avid "Idol" watchers, Amy Adams, one of this season's
best contestants, was voted out of the competition � so, I
feel like I'm out of my element. However, since I can't control
America's votes, the only thing I can do is vote off the worst
singer of the week, lo me, this weeks Elton John renditions
didn't showcase the contestants' best talent. But the worst ot
the worst was Camille Velasco, again, and I think this week
is her last.
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honest and straight to the point,
but also puts the asker up for a
blunt rejection.
Once the question has been
asked, always go with the recip-
ient's first answer. If the person
says no, don't ask Ihem again
right then. Give it some time
and if you really like them, try
again later.
Don't he afraid ot rejection
If they say no, that doesn't
mean something's wrong with
you. Dust yourself off and keep
looking.
II sou take all the right steps
anil your kpecial someone agrees
on a date, get their phone number
right then. Ask them about a
good time to call and call that
day so that they do not forget.
On the first date, great
places to go are the bookstore,
the museum, the park, out to
dinner or bowling. Never take a
first date to a movie - you can't
' talk and get to know each other
in that setting. Stay confident
and be yourself - that way you
can't go wrong.
This writer can be contacted at
features@theeaitcarolinian.com.
Date options abound
for students in town
Local places, activities
to share with your
significant other
LAURA PEKAREK
STAFF WRITER
Sometime Greenville can
only offer so much for students
in relationships. Dinner and a
movie can get repetitive, not
to mention expensive after a
while.
However, couples can go out
and do plenty of other things that
are different from the norm.
If you are low on cash, ECU has
plenty of on-campus entertain-
ment events, from arts to sports
which are a good way to save
and still be involved.
The School of Music is con-
stantly having concerts. Hen-
drix Theater always plays newly
released movies as well which are
flte tor students.
faking advantage of the
Student Recreation Center, cou-
ples should work out together. It's
always good to have a chance to
exercise with someone.
Even checking out the
library and studying is a great
way to spend time together
and maybe grab a study buddy.
If you and your signifi-
cant other want to head off
campus, the Greenville-Pitt
County area has a lot to offer.
It is home to 28 parks, 36
tennis courts, six private and
one public golf course and five
health clubs.
These facilities are a
great way to get a change
of scenery and are com-
monly used by couples
for recreation and relaxation.
It that isn't enough, the
Greenville Convention Center
on Greenville Boulevard
has tons of extra ideas for
places and events happening in
Greenville.
If you're into jaz a festi-
val sponsored by the Center is
coming up at the end of this
month.
"My boyfriend and I
enjoy getting off campus
and going to the park said
Emily Enochs, freshman
political science major.
"We take our duck and let
Students havo a variety of options for places to go on a date,
ranging from a home-cooked meal to a trip to the beach.
him run around. It's really
relaxing to just have a day to do
nothing
The mall is a pleasant
place to resort to when looking
for alone time. Most couples
like to take their partner to
places where they shop.
The bowling alley even offers
an inexpensive way to play a
couple friendly games of com-
petition.
If you gel tired of campus
food or just fast lood in general,
moking a well-balanced meal
with a boyfriend or girlfriend
can be a delicious change.
"Sometimes, instead of going
out and spending money, I liketo
cook for my boyfriend at a friend's
apartment said Shemelia l.ynth,
a freshman nursing major.
'Eating real food is a nice
change from going to Todd
Dining Hall
Downtown Greenville is an
awesome place to take a partner
for a fun night offering many
spots couples can go dance
the night away.
If that's not what you're
looking for, you can go to
places and participate in
karaoke or a game of pool.
Live entertainment offers
an exhilarating time for
couples, as well.
"When my boyfriend comes
down to visit, we usually go
downtown said Danielle Vacca,
freshman secondary education
major.
"Where he goes to school,
they don't have a downtown
like ours, so we usually go to
one of the clubs and have a great
lime
Even taking a weekend trip is
a nice getaway. Atlantic Beach is
only a drive from ECU.
Freshman business major
Sean Gregory loves the beach.
"I've taken a couple of trips
down to Atlantic Beach said
Gregory.
"My girlfriend and I go.
I've been teaching her how to
surf. We like to get away from
Greenville for the day
As long as you use your
imagination and don't focus
too much on money, you'll
be sure to base fun with your
significant other no matter what
you do.
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features@theeastcarolinian.com.
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RYAN DOWNEY
Sports Editor
TONY Z0PP0
Assistant Sports Editor
sports@theeastcarolinian.com
252.328.6366
Announcements
Tar River Canoe Trip
The Adventure program is organizing a jaunt down the Tar River for April
16. Students must register by Thursday, April 9. The pre-trip meeting is
April 13.
Board & Boat Surfing
The Adventure program will head to Masonboro Island for a fun time of
board and boat surfing April 17-18. Participants must register by Thursday,
April 9. A pre-trip meeting is April 13.
Rock Climbing
Students will be given a chance to put their rock climbing skills to the
test when the Adventure program wili head to Pilot Mountain April 18.
Participants must register by Thursday April 9. A pre-trip meeting is April
13. Harnesses and gear will be provided.
For more information on any of the above programs, call 328-6387.
Sports Briefs
Drexler leads new Basketball Hall class
Former Rockets and Blazers star Clyde Drexler has been selected
for the basketball Hall of Fame. Drexler was one of six former players,
coaches and team executives announced Monday as the newest
members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield,
Mass. Joining him are Lynette Woodafd, an Olympic gold medalist
and first female Harlem Globetrotter; coach Bill Sharman, already in the
Hall as a player; the late Maurice Stokes, the 1956 NBA Rookie of the
Year: Jerry Colangelo. chairman of the Phoenix Suns and Drazen
Dalipagic, an international star for Yugoslavia. Drexler. who in 1997 was
selected as one of the NBAs 50 greatest players, was humbled to be
a new member. In college, he played in two Final Fours. In his 15-year
NBA career. Drexler led the Portland Trail Blazers to the NBA Finals in
1990 and 1992. and won a championship with Houston in 1995 He is
one of three players in league history to accumulate 20,000 points, 6,000
rebounds and 6,000 assists.
Clarett runs slow 40 during workout
Maurice Clarett ran, jumped, lifted weights and caught footballs for pro
scouts on Monday By and large, they came away impressed. Clarett had
declined to work out at the NFL combine in February, so this was the first
time scouts had seen the 20-year-old who could force his way into the
draft later this month depending on the decision of an appeals court.
Clarett weighed 230 pounds, exactly his playing weight when he last took
the field for the Buckeyes 15 months ago. He had times of 4.66,4.63 and
4.67 seconds in his three 40-yard dashes, a standing long jump of 9 feet,
5 inches and a vertical jump of 36.5 inches. He lifted 225 pounds 19 times
Almost every NFL team sent a scout. Clarett was joined in some of the drills
by cornerbackwide receiver Chris Gamble and wide receiver Drew Carter,
teammates on Ohio States 2002 national championship team
Mirer signs one-year deal with Detroit
Unrestricted free-agent quarterback Rick Mirer signed a one-year contract
with the Detroit Lions on Monday. Financial terms of the deal were not
disclosed. Mirer, entering his twelfth NFL season, spent the last two years
with Oakland He started eight games for the Raiders in 2003. completing
116 of 221 passes for 1,257 yards and three touchdowns Before coming to
Oakland, Mirer played for San Francisco and Lions coach Steve Mariucci
from 2000-01. The former Notre Dame star also has played for Seattle, the
New York Jets, Green Bay and Chicago,
Jets DB injured in bike accident
New York Jets cornerback Jamie Henderson was hospitalized in critical but
stable condition Monday following a weekend motorcycle accident. Grady
Memorial Hospital spokeswoman Denise Simpson confirmed Henderson's
condition, but would not give additional details The Jets said in a statement
that Henderson was injured Saturday night, but did not comment further.
Henderson was a standout defensive back at Carrollton High School, 40
miles west of Atlanta. He later played for Georgia before the Jets drafted him
in the fourth round in 2001 The 6-foot-2,202-pound Henderson, who also is
a top special teams player, has 30 defensive tackles in 32 games with the
Jets. He also has 41 special-teams tackles. Last season, he played in 14
games with 11 tackles, one interception and one forced fumble Henderson's
agent, Pat Dye, did not immediately return a phone message.
Second C.U. coach put on leave
Colorado placed assistant defensive coach Vance Joseph on leave amid
a recruiting scandal that includes rape allegations and other misconduct
by football players. Joseph was put on administrative leave last week,
the school said Monday It called the suspension a "personnel matter"
and refused to say why he was suspended University spokeswoman
Pauline Hale said only that the school 'will take appropriate action upon
completion of the investigation" Coach Gary Barnett was placed on leave
in February pending the outcome of investigations into whether the football
program used sex and alcohol to entice top recruits Three women have
filed lawsuits against Jhe university claiming they were raped during or
right after a 2001 off-campus party for football recruits. A total of eight
women have said they were raped by Colorado football players or recruits
since 1997 Joseph, 31. has been a full-time assistant for two years He
was a quarterback at Colorado from 1990-94 but was a defensive back
in the NFL for two seasons. His younger brother. Sammy, is a sophomore
cornerback for the Buffaloes.
Alabama's Shula restores Croom's name on award
Coach Mike Shula reinstated Sylvester Croom's name to a spring award
Monday, reversing a decision that angered some former players and
Crimson Tide fans.
Ryan Jones has been on fire for ECU this season, hitting .429 with nine homers and 29 RBI.
Pirates in Durham for
showdown tonight
BRENT WYNNE
STAFF WRITER
The Pirate baseball team will
look to mimic their performance
nl last weekend! their greatest
offensive series of the season,
when they travel to Durham
today for a 7 p.m. battle against
Puke.
I he Blue Devils will be look-
ing to rebound In the mid-week
game after being swept in a
three-game series by Virginia.
I he three losses dropped
Duke to 15-17 over-
all and 3-6 in the ACC.
Two of the three ACC wins
came against the former 17th
ranked NC State Wolfpack.
The Blue Devils dropped
the opener in this series
but rebounded nicely to
take games two and three.
ECU will not be Duke's first
series against a Conference USA
foe.
file Devils took tun ot three
from Cincinnati earlier this
season. The Bearcats are 4-22
overall.
Duke's pitching Staff has
struggled at times this season
against mediocre competition.
They will be facing the oppo-
site this week as ECU boasts one
of the nation's elite offenses.
ECU will enter the game
against Duke, riding a five-game
winning streak.
During the live games, the
Pirates have smashed 14 home
runs, 10 coming in the series
against Charlotte.
Because of his efforts in the
Charlotte series, Trevor l.awhorn
was named C-USA hitter of the
week.
l.awhorn hit a home run in
each game batting .500, with a
three hit game and a career-high
four hit game.
It was Lawhorn's first C-USA
weekly honor.
l.awhorn leads C-USA in
home runs with 12 and has a
team-high 31 RBIs.
With someone different
getting hot every week, the
Pirates seemed poised to end
their nine-game road trip with
a win.
This writer can be contacted at
sport5@theeastcarolinain.com.
Lady Pirates prepare for UNC-W
The Lady Pirates are off course after beginning the season with a 14-game winning streak.
ECU looks to end
four-game skid
DAVID WASKIEWICZ
STAFF WRITER
Alter falling to Louisville in
a three-game series last weekend,
the Lady Pirates will look to get
back on track today as they play
UNC-Wilmington in a double-
header.
ECU defeated the Seahawks
earlier this season and will try to
repeat the task. The lady Pirates
currently stand at 35-11-1 overall
and 4-8 in conference play this
season.
Ii II swept both games of a
doubleheader in the first meeting
with the Seahawks this season,
winning 4-0 in the first game
and 8-7 in the second.
The wins extended the Lady
Pirates winning streak to 14,
their longest winning streak
since 1998. The streak was also
the longest winning streak the
Lady Pirates had since joining
Conference USA in 2002. Unfor-
tunately for ECU, the streak was
snapped in their next series
against Del'aul.
With a couple of victories
over the Seahawks, ECU will
he looking to start a new streak
against the same team that was at
the end of their last one
The Seahawks are coming oft
a series loss against lames Madi-
son last weekend and the lady
Pirates will be looking to add salt
to the team's wounds with a win
in both games.
Leading the way for ECU is
junior infielder Kate Manuse.
Manuse currently leads the team
in hitting average, homeruns,
base hits, doubles and RBIs. She
is only three doubles away from
breaking ECU'S single season
record set by former ECU player
Angela Manzo in 2001.
Wins in both games against
Wilmington would put ECU'S
all time record against the
Seahawks at an impressive 63-
10.
The wins would also give
the lady Pirates the momentum
they need heading into confer-
ence play this weekend In a
three-game series against South
Florida, who is currently on a 16-
game winning streak.
The Lady Pirates will open
play against the Seahawks in
Wilmington today at 4 p.m.
This writer can be contacted at
sports@theeastcarolinian.com.
Fuchs wins 800-meter run
Sophomore Trent Fuchs
recorded a time of 1:54.98 in the
800-meter run to earn top honors
at the I Hike Invitational last week-
end at Wallace Wade Stadium.
The men's 4x 100 team, com-
prised ot Reginald Williams,
DcAndrc I lyman, Thomas Lewis,
and B.J. Henderson also claimed
first place honors as they posted
a time ol 40.39.
During the two day event, the
Pirates placed 13 members in the
tup 20 in 14 events.
Kyle McKenzle recorded a
sixth place finish in the 1500-
metei run with a time of 3:
SH.82.
In the 400-meter seeded
dash, ECU had three runners in
the top 15 with Domonick Rich-
mond Finishing loth i48.2ii,
Darrus Coetield (48.5.1) 13th
and Mii heal llillian (48.80)
placed 15th.
lor the women, senior Col-
leen McGinn recorded a fourth
place finish in the high jump
at the Duke Invitational with a
jump of 5 feet, 7 inches 11.70m)
on Friday at Wallace Wade Sta-
dium to pace a solid effort by
the Lady Pirates. ECU had 10
ladies post top 20 finishes in I�-
events.
Distance runner Tara DeBri-
elle continued her solid perfor-
mance this spring as she posted a
time of 2:12.35 in the 800-meter
run for a sixth place finish.
Brie BerkowitZ placed seventh
in the 400-meter hurdles with a
lime ot 1:08.25, while Ireshman
Sharon lleilig posted a time of
16.31 in the lOO-meter hurdles
tor a ninth place finish.
In the field events, Nicole
Marchewka placed 17th in
the pole vault (10-10), Emily
Thompson finished 33rd in the
discus throw (113-01) and 34th
in the shot put (35-00.50), and
Chelsea Salisbury placed 11th in
the javelin (128-07).
ECU will compete in the
Sea-Ray Relays in Knoxville,
Tenn. on April 8 - 10, before
heading to Charlotte, N.C. for
the US'I'CA Collegiate Challenge
on April 10.
See track chart for complete
results from both of the week-
end's events.
Track Chart
Men's Results
Hammtr Throw
15. MaysoPofch
14628m)
110-Meter Hurdles
20. Mark McGee
151-10
1745
1500-Meter Run
6. Kyle McKenzle 3:58.82
52. James Mclellan 4:10.70
63. Tom Gorman 4:13.96
400-Meter Dash
25. MaiQues Woolford49.48
52. Jeff Walls50.72
800-Meter Run
1. Trent Fuchs1:54.98
19. Vance Stevenson1:57.83
33. Greg Marcl1:58.78
60. Wes Riccl2:01.10
91. James Mclellan2:04.54
110-Meter Hurdles Seeded
9. Hector Cotto14.55
800-Meter Run Seeded
12. Ricky Bell 1:52.61
4il00 Relay
1. ECU
40.39
400-Meter Dash Seeded
10. Domonick Richmond48.23
13. Darrus Coetield 48.53
15. Mlcheal Hilllan 48.80
3000-Meter Run 13. Gralg Schmidt 22. Steven Tausend8:54.08 9:03.13
400-Meter Hurdles Seeded 6. Ron Pollard 52.89
4x400 Relay 6. ECU7:42.82
Shot Put 18. ErIcFrasure (13.26ml43-06.0
Discus Threw 6. Eric Frasure (4758m)156-01
f Women's
" "Results
High Jump
4. Colleen McGinn
Hammer Throw
23. Jessica Georglo
141.88ml
6-711.70m)
137-05
100-Meter Hurdles
9. Sharon Heilig 16.31
1500-Meter Run
14. Johanna Allen 4:50.84
20. Caltlln Uttlefield 4:52.00
irmisimi �n in Staiomil
24. Rebekah Bishop 4:52.83
46. Jenna Prendergast 5:07.96
inmatd in a, Stcmuil
100-Meter Oath Develop
38. Samara Joseph 1422
400-Meter Dash
37. Slmone Baptlste 1:00.17
78. Kim Lash 1:04.55
400-Meter Hurdles
7. Btfe Berkowltz
800-Meter Run
13. Lauren Miller
llmalwd 1st� Stataiult
45. carla Wahltii
1:08.25
2:20.93
2:28.94
100-Meter Dash Seeded
(Preliminaries!
28. Dameshea Jones 12.51
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38 Ketsay Walker 12.64
IFIn&ietl m In SKttonitl
100-Meter Hurdles (Preliminaries)
32. Nicole Callaham 15.47
inmsiat m m stamm
200-Meter Dash
17. Dameshea Jones 25.20
Ifmaned rt i Seittomll
40. Jenee Moore 26.09
51. Slmone Baptiste 26.96
800-Meter Run
6. Tara DeBrlelle
2:12.35
Pole Vault
17. Nicole Marchewka 10-10.00
3.30ml
Discus Throw
33. Emily Thompson
(34.46m)
113-01
Javelin Throw
11. Chelsea Salisbury 128-07
139.19m)
Shot Put
34. Emily Thompson
110.68m)
long Jump
47. Jenee Moore
(4.93ml
61. Sharon Heilig
14.69m)
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Three Final Four teams fail to make grade
ikkn - ihe top basketball
U'jins m the country started bat-
tling for a national championship
in s.in Antonio on Saturday with
Georgii lech and Connecticut
dec uling wIki's the best team on
Monda) night.
Well, Jt least the best when it
mint t on-ihi1-1onrt matters,
When NCAA representatives
introduce players during the
tournament .is "studenl-ath-
letes there arc often twitters
and r.nsii eyebrows through
the press corps.
I luce I inal lour teams have
graduation rates at or below t
percent, according to data col-
lected by the government and
released In tile NCAA.
I hat. and the fact that lour
teams in the original field of
63 graduated no players, is
.1 shameful situation in the
ut.r.is ot William Frldaj,
ilu i hairman of the knight
t ommisslon on Intercollegiate
Athletics and president emeri-
tus hi the University ot North
i irolina.
We bring 'em in, use vm up
and let em go Friday said.
i he i ommisslon is a
watchdog group that has
pushed lor reform in college
sports since 1989. In 2001, it
recommended schools he
required to graduate SO percent
ot its players to he eligible tor
postseason competition.
This sen's summary of how
theA A men's basketball tour-
nament field of 65 lares included
such eye-openers as:
total ot 44 schools failed to
meet the 50 percent threshold.
Pen Schools didn't graduate
even 20 percent of their players.
Unly three ol 33 games in
the play-in and first rounds
pitted two schools that achieved
SOperceni rates: Mississippi State
v s Monmouth, Gonzaga vs. Val-
paraiso and North c arolina s s.
u I On c
I hose are red-flag nunihers
that draw attention to academic
issues In the athletic departments
,n ross the nation.
I he Knightommisslon also
points to academic Iransgressions,
a Iim.iih i.il aims rat among Divi-
sion I si hools and commercialisa-
tion as problem areas in hig-time
athletics, but the graduation
rates arc perhaps the "sexi-
est of its focus issues because
i.itistics pun ide apparent
lil.ii k anil-w full nie.isiircs
Of course, use- Ol these rates
has brought criticism from
coaches and athletic direc-
tors who quickly point out the
methodology punishes them
lor students who transfer, sign
professional contracts or have
personaj problems.
To combat these perceptions,
the NCAA, which recently beefed
up progress-toward-degree
requirements, plans to roll out
additional measures of academic
performance to provide addi-
tional motivation to schools to
improve results.
The next step in approval
comes at an NCAA board meet-
ing later this month, with adop-
tion virtually a given because
there's "significant momentum
at all levels according to Kevin
Lennon, the NCAA's vice presi-
dent whose staff oversees eligibil-
ity, compliance and certification
issues.
The organization will collect
graduation rates separately from
the government so the Depart-
ment ol Education's recent
changes in reporting won't be-
cause "to blot the sunshine from
how intercollegiate athletics is
doing with its more important
objective as NCAA president
Myles Brand said in a press release
earlier this month.
Additionally, the graduation
rates will be compiled in such
a way as not to punish schools
when athletes transfer while
academically eligible.
The NCAA also has gener-
ated a new measurement, the
Academic I'rogress Rate, to pro-
vide a snapshot of year-to-year
academic progress.
I hat's lacking in the gradua-
tion rates, which are compiled six
vears after a class enters school
and may not reflect current status
of the program.
Ihe APR awards two points
per semester, one for being
academically eligible and
another for returning to school
the following semester, to calcu-
late the rate.
A system of incentives and
disincentives is planned to
reward and penalize a team that
fails to meet various thresholds.
Proposed penalties range
from public warning and
monitoring to scholarship and
recruiting limitations to making
a team ineligible for postseason
competition.
This latest reform effort
started in 1999, when the NCAA
decided to try to improve aca-
Duke fell to U-Conn Saturday.
demic performance while limit-
ing impact on lower soclucco-
nomic communities.
There are potential problems
to these efforts, at least accoruuig
to I (avid Boles, Mississippi State's
associate athletic director for
student services. Ihe progress-
toward-degree requirements,
which, for example, mandate
athletes complete 40 percent
of their degree requirements
before starting their third year of
school, are starting to whittle
down the number of degree
options.
"We have raised the in-house
standard so high that our kids
have absolutely no flexibility
Boles said. "Once they come in
here and choose a major, they
can't change
lie used former Long Beach
High standout pitcher Bobby
Reed as an example. Reed lettered
at Slate from 1988-90 and ranks
second in wins and winning
percentage (35-5, SM) in school
history behind Jelf Brantley.
I le graduated with a median-
ical engineering degree that took
him five years to earn with a lot
of summer school to complete
the 130 or so semester hours
necessary.
"No, I'd tell Bobby to forget
It I nowadays) Boles said. "That
406080 percent of a degree is a
mountain to climb
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1,2 and 3 bedroom duplexes &
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Cedar Court, Lewis Street and 2nd
Street. All units close to ECU. Pets
allowed in some units with fee. For
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2 BR 2 Bath Dogwood Hollow Apt.
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Male non-smoker roommate wanted
for a 2 bdrm apartment $200 deposit,
$205mon. 12 utilities and cable.
Call leave message 258-7857.
Roommate wanted to share 3-
bedroom apartment. Walking
distance to campus! $241.00 plus
13 bills. W & D included in rent.
Flexible move-in date. Call Maria at
353-5008.
Female roommate needed to
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three bathroom apartment at
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Rent is $321 13 utilities. March's
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4550, Monday through Friday, 10 am
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Greenville Recreation and Parks
Department is seeking scorekeepers
for their Adult SpringSummer Softball
Leagues. Applicants must possess
knowledge of adult slow pitch softball
and scorekeeping duties. Games are
played Monday through Thursday.
Each scorekeeper can expect three
games per night. Rate of pay is
$7.00 per game. Leagues will play
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an interview andor receive additional
information.
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THE EAST CAROLINIAN � SPORTS
4-7-04
Doherty not winning over everyone
(KKIl � former Notre Dame
and North Carolina coach Matt
Doherty has emerged as the
front-runner in St. John's search
for a new coach, but not every
Red storm supporter is in favor of
hiring the 2001 National Coach
of the Year.
At least one of the factions
that does not support Poherty's
candidacy has approached the
Rev. Donald J. Harrington, St.
John's president, with the sug-
gestion ol bringing back former
Georgia lech coach Bobby Cre-
mins to j college sideline.
( reinins has not coached
since retiring tromiech in 2000.
but is said to want to get back into
the game.reinins sent much of
the winter talking to members of
the city's high school basketball
community who felt disenfran-
chised during the MikeJavis era.
When he was at Georgia lech,
Cremins was successful with
recruits from the city, notably
Kenny Anderson and Stephon
Marbury.
"1 le wanted to see whether we
would come back to St. John's and
he wanted to know if we liked
the sound of him becoming
the coach said one member of
the city's high school basketball
ranks. "The answer to both was
"yes' - people want to get back
behind St. John's
The powerbrokers who have
been trying to sway Harrington
in his decision have already had
an impact. Memphis coach John
Doherty is one of the choices for the open spot at St. John's
C alipari - at one time considered
one of the favorites - saw the
fragmented support for the pro-
gram and wanted no part of the
overpoliticized situation.
Cremins, 56, attended All Mal-
lows in the Bronx before becom-
ing the point guard at South
Carolina under Frank McGulre.
In 19 seasons as head coach
at Georgia lech, Cremins went to
the NCAA Tournament 10 times,
including a trip to the Final Four
in 1990 with Anderson.
Hornung's comments lingering
(KR'I) � When I'aul llomung
spoke the other day, saying Notre
Dame needs to lower its academic
standards to "get the black
athlete" because the Irish foot-
ball schedule is so tough, it
left him sounding like he was
speaking from the front porch
of a plantation. Now he gets
to live with that, even after his
apology.
But what if he had said this:
"Notre Dame needs to lower
its academic standards to get the
black athlete because one of the
missions of this university should
be its commitment to diversity
Would there have been an
outcry?
Or, what if he had said this:
"The SAT discriminates
against minority high school kids,
so Notre Dame needs to lower its
academic standards to get more
black athletes into the school
Would anyone have yelled?
Or, what if he had said this:
"College athletics should
be about winning and about
opportunity. And given that
most of the difference-making
athletes in big-time college
football arc black, we can do
our school a service and we
can help fulfill a social goal
by lowering our academic-
standards and expanding the
pool of potential recruits to
include more black athletes
Would this have caused an
uproar?
Probably not like this one.
This isn't to defend llornung,
whose words painted him as a
Neanderthal. I don't know it he
is or not. I don't know the guy at
all. But the words are what they
are, and the apology he issued the
next day is what it is - too late.
The only hope is that the man's
life isn't forever judged by a few
minutes on a radio show Nobody
deserves that.
So, llornung was wrong,
underlined. The reality is that
Notre Dame has a black coach,
and it has been reported it has
more black players than the
national average. The problem is
that it just doesn't have enough
good players So llornung was
wrong. Again: wrong, underlined.
So that's settled, which
means that the only reason
for writing this column - and
for bringing up the alternative
phrasings listed above - is to
say that this isn't a subject of
which we should be afraid any-
more.
It's OK to say that most of t he
star football players, in big-time
college football and in the Ml.
are black. 1 mean, we all have
eyes, don't we?
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