The East Carolinian, April 8, 2004

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Volume 79 Number 135
April 8, 2004
Early morning fire ravages Cypress Gardens
Investigators still
unsure of cause
An early morning blaze
damaged 18 units at the Cypress
Garden apartment complex at
1401 E. 10th St leaving at least
22 people homeless.
The only injury reported was
a Greenville firefighter, who hurt
his leg when a pressurized hose
"backlashed" against it. Capt.
Doug Branch of the Greenville
Fire-Rescue Department said he
could not say what started the
fire or which unit it came from
at this time.
Amid the broken out win-
dows, blackened walls and
gallons of water, students and
residents are trying to come to
terms with what happened.
"I lost everything said
Chris farmer, junior political
science major while glassy-eyed
with shock.
Farmer said he heard the
fire alarms go off around
2:45 a.m.
He said he opened
his front door, ran out
and could not sec anything,
but when he ran to the back
of his apartment, he could
see the fire and smoke.
Farmer lived on the third floor
of unit 135. Cypress Gardens
design has six apartments on
three floors separated by fire-
wall columns. The entire back
end, where Farmer's apart-
ment was located, was reduced
to rubble.
Farmer also said he recently
bought a 27-inch TV, and
his computer was less than
a year old. He also lost three
framed Chinese brush paintings
he treasured.
"When I left here, I never
thought my apartment would be
damaged Farmer said.
"I just thought it would be
damaged from smoke
Residents said the fire may
have begun in the last unit
and worked its way forward,
until a cinderblock firewall
that separates the units kept
Greeks hold egg hunt
Children from The Boys and Girls Club ran across ECU grounds yesterday in a race
to collect eggs in an Easter egg hunt sponsored by Phi Kappa Tau and Delta Zeta.
Scam artist preys on students with offer
to join Oustanding Student Honor Society
ECU officials show
concern for message
College is a time for people
to build tlieir futures. When an
opportunity presents itself to
enhance reputation and validate
achievement, many students
assume it is worthwhile.
But recently someone has
been preying on students' needs
for recognition. An e-mail was
personally addressed and sent
to most, if not all, of the 21,000
students at ECU
The e-mail invited students
to apply for a membership to
the Outstanding Student Honor
Society for a $32 fee.
The message gets students
attention, said'Fy Davis, director
of Student Leadership Develop-
ment Programs, because it offers
many factual things about
honor societies,
OSIIS boasts that students
may put the company on
their resume and students
will be awarded a lifetime
Like legitimate honor soci-
eties, OSHS also claims another
company, Outstanding Student
Consortium, accredits it.
OSHS and OSC'are even
more suspicious because both
company names are vague and
neither is credited by a national
Moth companies also share
the same California address,
which as reported In article
from Binghamton University, is
actually just a mail drop.
which lists domain name
information, Simon Chan
was found to have created the
Web site on Feb. 23, 2003 still
listing OSIIS and OSC together.
And the Better Business
Bureau of Silicon Valley said
the Outstanding Student Con-
sortium "has an unsatisfactory
reiord with the Bureau
The report specifically
states that their records "show
a pattern of non-response to
consumer complaints
Tlw East (Uimlinitin 's repeated
attempts to contact the director
of OSHS were unsuccessful.
Ben Irons, university attor-
ney, said after be sent a warn-
ing to ECU students about the
e-mail, many students sent
back notes informing him
they had already given money
to OSHS. Yet ECU students
are not the only ones to
be deceived by this scam, stu-
dents across the country have
been affected.
In an online bulletin board
found at
white catarc hives
0000.69.html, several students
have expressed concern over the
honor society's creditability.
"After becoming a member,
an individual is supposed to
have full access to Outstand-
ing student Consortium,
but no such luck said a
student who chose to remain
anonymous on the site, but
used the name Daniel.
"I figured 1 was receiving
another offer based on my
past performance in school.
see HONOR page A7
the lire from spreading.
"It was horrible said junior
communication major Lauren
Mitchell, whose unit, 138, was
damaged mostly by water.
"I didn't get the fire, but
pretty much the flood of water
caused the damage Mitchell
"It burned forever; it burned
through the roof and they
couldn't get it out
Her mother, Sharon Muss-
leman, who is from Pitts-
boro, was standing close by
her daughter surveying the
damage and planning where
the family was going to stay a
for the night. f
"We are getting a reservation 1
see FIRE page A7
BDSM denied as campus organization
Members intend to
continue practice
The nine members and 50
pending members of an ECU
organization for individuals inter-
ested in sadomasochist sexuality
will not have an official tie to the
Dominique Marshall, the
group's founder, was informed of
the decision last week.
In a letter to Marshall, Vice
Chancellor for Student Life Garrie
Moore, who approves campus
organizations, said be could not
approve this group because he felt
it didn't support ECU'S mission
I le explained that his decision
was made with the entire univer-
sity in mind.
"I didn't think the organization
presented itself in a professional
manner supporting the mission
of the university said Moore.
"1 support free speech
however, 1 was concerned that I
protect students and the general
public from a type of group that
would insult or present itself in
a way that would conflict with
appropriateness and standards of
civility and common courtesy
Marshall formed the group,
originally called ECU BDSM
(bondage, discipline and sado-
masochism) in October 2002. She
sought university recognition and
approval in October 2003.
"I was personally interested in
Bl )SM when I came here as a fresh-
man said Marshall.
"But there
was no group
for it. I wanted
to go to a place
where people
would not
judge me, and
I saw other stu-
dents needed
that as well
But in
2003, the uni-
versity attorney's office requested
Marshall not use ECU'S name or
school colors in connection with
her as-yet unofficial organization,
particularly since its acti vit ies were
not supported by ECU.
The group had a Web site with
information about joining. Moore
said he thought the pictures on
the site, which has since been
taken down, were "extreme" and
not indicative of "typical college
Marshall went to Laura Sweet,
the university ombudsman. As
ombudsman, Sweet assists mem-
bers of the campus community by
listening to complaints, offering
options, facilitating resolutions
and impartially investigating
Sweet said safety was on the
minds of the administration.
"People within the ECU
community could join, and their
safety might be jeapordized or
unscrupulous people might join
said Sweet.
ECU BDSM's constitution
extends full membership to ECU
and Pitt County Community Col-
lege faculty, staff, students, alumni
and Greenville-area residents.
Though the mission of ECU
These were the props BDSM members used.
does not explicitly mention
student safety, Sweet said safety
"figures in" to it.
She said the sexual lifestyle
promoted by the organization
was never included in discussions
between Marshall and administra-
Not all students are advocates
of the BDSM lifestyle, but they
support the notion that club rights
should be extended to everyone.
"You should be allowed to
have any club you want said Jes-
sica Odom, junior interior design
Junior painting major Miranda.
Shipman agreed.
"If they allow role playing to
have a club, anyone should be
allowed to have one said Ship-
"I don't see what's wrong with
it BDSM. I can see where the
administration's coming from,
but if it's not hurting any other
students or causing an outrage on
campus, why not have it?"
Regarding safety issues, Ship-
man said the people who pursue
these activities do so at their own
risk and know what they're getting
into. I lowever, she said the school's
see BDSM page A6
Joyner Library to get jolt of java
Library aims to be
more comfortable,
appealing to students
The pounding hammers
and squealing drills in Joyner
Library will soon be replaced
by calls for Cafe Mochas and
Caribbean Coolers when the
construction of a new, full-ser-
vice Java City is complete.
Allison Metcalf, marketing
program manager for Aramark
at ECU, said the $100,000
project, scheduled for comple-
tion for the fall semester,
came about as a reaction to stu-
dent requests.
"The reason it's going in is
that we did a survey three and a
half or four years ago, and there
were students who actually asked
for something like that to get to
Joyner Library said Metcalf.
The upcoming completion of
the coffee shop is the most vis-
ible part ol a plan to make the
library more inviting and com-
fortable to students.
John Lawrence, associate
director for administrative and
user services at Joyner, said they
want to make
the coffee shop
area a place
where stu-
dents can take
a break from
studying or
just relax. For
that reason,
they will add a
leisure reading
section with
popular books
and maga-
zines. Library
tors said they
aim to create
a Barnes and
Noble type of atmosphere.
"The Idea is to increase traffic
and comfort with the building
said Lawrence.
"We've had lots of students
who find this an intimidating
place and could use it being
more inviting. They avoid it oth-
erwise, and we don't want that
to be the case it's always
shocking how many students
tell you in their senior year, 'I've
never been to the library
Carroll Varner, director
of academic library services,
"The real, overreaching
reason we're doing ir is that the
acy Howeli purchases cofte
Java City in Mendenhall Student Center.
library needs to be a welcoming
space said Varner.
"We'regetting more students
enrolled every year, and the
university can be a pretty big,
impersonal place Students mine
in jto the library) with their par-
ents during orientation because
everybody wants to see the
library It makes them feel good.
We thought it would be a very
warm kind of reception
Ashley Everett, junior
business management major,
said she thought the changes
were a good idea.
see JAVA page A3
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Classes will rot be held Friday
and Saturday, April 9 -10 due
to the Easter Holiday. Regular
crass schedules will resume

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Registration for summer sessions and fall 2004 semester is
currently open
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 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in
the Willis Building Auditorium
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. April 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 advisor at ECU
Job Search Workshop
The Office of Student Professional Development offers a workshop on toots
students can use in their job searches The workshop will be Thursday,
April 15 from 5 p m - 6 p.m. in 1014 Bate
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.
April 15 from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. 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. PhD, 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
Oratorical Exhibition
The School of Communication sponsors an oratorical exhibition Thursday.
April 22 at 630 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 pm In 1012 Bate to assist students
looking for co-op and internship opportunities.
Education Graduate Fair
The College of Education will hold a graduate programs fair Saturday.
April 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 at 845 am
Commencement Registration
Degree candidates who wish to participate in the May 8 ceremony must
make a reservation through Onestop
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News Briefs
Easley says tourism fuels NC
economic growth
CHARLOTTE (AP) - Though the
states economy remains plagued
by layoffs in traditional industries like
textiles and furniture, North Carolina
maintained its standing as the sixth
most-visited state in America in
2003. Gov Mike Easley told tourism
officials Tuesday
"The tourism industry has braved
a couple of tough years, but you ve
made progress every single year,
unlike many other states Easley told
more than 400 tourism professionals
at the Governors Conference on
Tourism in Charlotte
Last year represented an up tick for
the industry in North Carolina on
almost every front. Some 49 3 million
visitors came to North Carolina last
year, spending $12.6 billion and
contributing about $1.1 billion to
state and local tax coffers
In 2002. the state attracted about
44 million visitors, who spent about
$124 billion
Animal lovers pack hearing over
proposed pet food tax
RALEIGH (AP) - An overflow crowd
of pet lovers, breeders and hunters
jammed a legislative committee
meeting room Tuesday to praise and
condemn a measure that seeks to
reduce animal neglect through a tax
hike on pet food
Some 300 people were present
for the unveiling of the so-called
"Puppy Chow penalty" proposal
that is designed to stop dog and
cat overpopulation in North Carolina
and raise standards at public
animal shelters.
More than 227,000 cats and dogs
were taken to North Carolina shelters
and euthanized in 2001. and the
state's pet euthanasia rate is more
than double the national average
One way to reduce the death toll, say
legislators, is to place an "assessment"
on pet food manufacturers equal
to 10 cents per 20-pound bag of
food and about 2 cents for every
can. When passed on to pet owners,
it could generate as much as $8
million annually
Republicans try again to curb
medical malpractice lawsuits
Republicans are trying for a third
time to persuade Democrats to curb
medical malpractice lawsuits and
help alleviate what proponents of
limits call a health care crisis.
"The ultimate victims are the patients
who see their access to care, to that
obstetricians, to that emergency room,
to that trauma center, threatened and
in some cases, that access totally
disappearing: Senate Majority Leader
Bill Frist R-Tenn said Tuesday as the
Senate prepared for another vote on
medical malpractice legislation
Republicans on Wednesday will try to
overcome a Democratic blockade on
the medical malpractice legislation.
Senate Republicans and President
Bush have argued that the measure
- which would set caps on damages
- could help reduce unnecessary
lawsuits that make it harder for
doctors to practice. TheyVe said the
lawsuits drive up obstetricians' and
gynecologists' insurance costs
Voters In Los Angeles suburb
reject Wal-Mart measure
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) - Voters
rejected a ballot measure that
would have cleared the way for a
colossal Wal-Mart in this Los Angeles
suburb, one of several communities
across the nation to resist the
retailer's advances
Activists who opposed the measure
- which would have allowed Wal-
Mart to skirt zoning, traffic and
environmental reviews - said it
would hurt the community by inviting
the Supercenter to drive out small
business and encourage sprawl
With all 29 precincts and absentee
ballots counted late Tuesday
night. Inglewood voters opposed
the measure 60 6 percent to 39.3
percent, said Gabby Contreras of the
city clerk s office
Rwandans bury remains to start
week ot mourning to mark 10th
anniversary ot 1994 genocide
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) - Survivors
of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda
on Wednesday buried the remains
of hundreds of victims recovered
from pit-latrines and mass graves
to mark the 10th anniversary
of the government-orchestrated
slaughter that left more than 500.000
people dead.
The symbolic burial on a hillside
marked the beginning of a week of
mourning for the Tutsis and political
moderates from the Hutu majority
who were killed during the 100-day
slaughter that tore apart this small
central African nation.
The remains of hundreds, locked in
19 communal coffins, will be lowered
into tombs by families and genocide
survivors keen to give loved ones a
ritual burial years after they were killed
by their neighbors underthe orders of
the extremist Hutu government then
in power.
German court orders release of
only Sept. 11 suspect
ever convicted
HAMBURG. Germany (AP) - The only
Sept 11 suspect ever convicted was
freed by a Hamburg court Wednesday
pending the outcome of his retrial on
charges of aiding the suicide pilots
Mounir El Motassadeq. 30, has been
serving a maximum 15-year prison
term in Hamburg since a court in
the city convicted him in February
2003 of giving logistical help to the
Hamburg al-Qaida cell that included
three of the Sept. 11 pilots
He was ordered freed on condition
that he stay in Hamburg and not
be issued a new passport, said
Sabine Westphalen, spokeswoman
for the Hamburg state court. El
Motassadeq's whereabouts were not
immediately known.
Easter Holiday Hours
A. J. Fletcher Music Library
April 9-10- Closed
April 11 - 6 p.m. -10 p.m.
Joyner Library
April8 7:30am- 11 pm
April 9 - 10 � Closed
April 11 -4 p.m2 am
Laupus Library
April 8- 7:30 a.m. -6 pm
April 9 - Closed
April 10-9am. - 5pm.
April 11 - 3pm- 10pm
Dowdy Student Stores
April 9 - 10 - Closed
April 11 -Closed
University Book Exchange
April 9 -11 - Closed
Computer Labs
April 8 - 24-hour operation, close
at 7 pm.
Apnl9 -11 - Closed
April 12 - Reopens at 8 a.m
April 8-8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
April 9 - Noon - 6 p m
April 10- Noon-6 p.m.
April 11 - 3 p.m2 am.
Foreign language lab (2009 Bate)
April 9-11 - Closed
Mendenhall Basement
April 9-11 - Closed
(TEC lab (107,108 Rawl)
April 8- 7:30 am - 6 p.m.
April 9 - 11 - Closed
April 8 - 9 - 1 pm. - 9pm.
April 10 - Closed
April 11 - 3 pm2 am.
April 9- 8 am. -6 p.m.
April 10 - Noon - 6 p.m
April 11 - 3p.m2am
Center Court
April 8 - 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 pm.
April 9-10- 11:30 am. - 7:30 p.m.
April 11 - Closed
April 9 - 11 � Closed
Todd Dining
April 9 - 11 - 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
and 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m
MSC Java City
April 8- 8 a.m -5 p.m.
April 9-11 -Closed
Pirate Market
April 8-7 a.m. - 5pm.
April 9 - 10 - Closed
April 11-5 pm. - 1 am.
Mendenhall Dining
April 9-11 - Closed
April 8� 8 am - 7:30 p.m
April 9 - 10 - Noon - 7:30 p.m.
April 11 - Noon- 11 p.m.
Wright Place
April 9-11 Closed
Wright Place Java City
April 9-11 - Closed
April 8- 7:30 a.m. - 5 pm
April 9 - 10 - Closed
April 11 - 5p.m -1 am
Student Recreation Center
April 8- 6 a.m8 p.m.
April 9-10- 11 am8 pm.
April 11 -Closed
Student Health Service
and Pharmacy
April 9 - IT - Closed
Mendenhall Student
Close at 5 pm.
April 9 - 11 - Closed
Cashiers Office
April 9- 11 - Closed
Student Professional
April 9-11 - Closed
Financial aid office
April 9-11 - Closed
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"I would probahly go there
if they had that JavaCity said
"In-library coffee bars are
a growing trend among uni-
versities, and schools such as
NC State and the University of
Virginia already have them
said Varner.
He said that because ol food
and drinks being sold Inside the
library, Joyner will be lifting its
food ban for the first time in its
Both Varner and Lawrence
said that other universities
who have done the same thing
reported students became more
conscientious about trash and
spills in the library since they
are not afraid of getting pun-
ished for breaking the rules, so
there is not a great concern that
the presence of food will cause
problems for maintenance and
cleaning staff. (
However, just to make sure
that valuable library assets are
kept safe from accidents, library
administrators hope to add some
bistro-style tables and seating
anas on the first floor that will
encourage students to eat and
diink downstairs to help keep
trash from accumulating on
the upper floors.
Computer areas and spe-
cial collections will still not
allow food since the potential
damage is much greater there.
Signs will mark areas where
food is allowed and where it
is not.
Despite the fact that Joyner
is open until 2 a.m library
administrators said the coffee
shop will hold hours similar to
other campus dining spots.
Since Joyner has all-day
hours before and during
exams, they will look into the
possibility of longer serv-
ing hours or some form of
sill-serve coffee for late night
"We'll listen towhat students
want it would make sense, if
we're going to be open 24 hours,
to have extended services or a
sell-serve system or something
that would help people out at
later hours Varner said.
Assistant Vice Chancellor of
Student Life, Bill Clutter, said
most construction should be
finished in May.
After that, the prefabricated
material from Java City will be
installed, and they will begin
training employees to staff the
They hope to have the coffee
shop running sometime during
the summer so that they can
work out any potential prob-
lems. The grand opening will
take place at the beginning of
the I .ill semester.
Clutter said l.( I! plans
to include another new Java
City location in the West
Campus Learning Vil-
lage, which is under con-
struction and will house
The Schools of Nursing and
Allied Health and Laupus
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Our View
In the long
run, a pre-
agenda may
not be what's
good for our
country or
the country
that's the
target of our
Let's face it: The capture of Saddam Hussein
hasn't stopped the violence in Iraq.
Every day. reports of civilian deaths, armed
forces casualties and public unrest dominate
the news.
The complex results from American interven-
tion in Iraq's problems confuse those who want
to tout our heroism and those who say we're
We've done some good, undoubtedly. But how
do you measure the present and future crisis
we've wrought, and do these things ever really
balance out?
Historically. America's been a country obsessed
with a good vs. evil outlook - with the triumph
of good overshadowing its cost.
Fires, explosions, protests; American soldiers
pointing guns at Iraqis; Iraqis throwing gre-
nades back at them.
America (or more appropriately, President Bush)
is entrenched an unanswerable conflict. Decid-
ing what's good or bad in it depends on your
nationality and your media's particular type of
biased coverage.
The video footage showing four Americans'
bodies dragged through Iraqi streets is tre-
mendously upsetting, infuriating and serves as
a wake-up call: when you fight because you
think you have to. and not because it's needed,
there's no end or explanation of the pointless
violence that ensues
And this is not an attempt to spout some cliche
anti-war sentiments. We're just looking at the
facts - it's easy to get caught up in the "hype"
of war and say what's appropriate so as not to
appear unpatriotic in your community.
But in the long run, a predetermined Ameri-
can agenda may not be what's good for our
country or the country that's the target of our
"philanthropic" improval efforts.
The goal of the TEC Opinion page is to evoke discussion as well as
action on topics pertinent to the ECU community.
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Opposition to Unborn
Victims of Violence
Act is misplaced
In what was decidedly not an
April Fool's Day joke, President
Bush signed into law the Unborn
Victims of Violence Act, also
known as "Laci and Conner's
Law This law is much-needed.
This law, which covers only
certain Federal crimes, states
that when someone attacks and
or kills a pregnant woman, the
criminal will also be charged tor
the injurydeath of her unborn
Additionally, this law covers
"the child in utero which is
defined in the bill as "a member
of the species homo sapiens, at
any stage of development, who is
carried in the womb
And, of course, all the abor-
tion groups and their allies, in the
media and politics, are screech-
ing that this law will result in
the undermining of abortion on
demand. Bull!
The Unborn Victims law
very specifically states that any
abortion that the woman has
consented to, any form of medi-
cal treatment or any act of the
mother, legal or illegal, does not
apply. Mow much more straight-
forward can it get?
The law protects unborn
children against any violence
other than abortion. F.ven with-
that very plain exemption, the
pontificating, chest beating and
caterwauling by the abortion
crowd continues.
Because these people could
not care less whether an unborn
child, wanted or unwanted, lives
or dies. All they are worried about
is semantics
The defining of "in utero" as
being at "any stage of develop-
ment" is truly what all the howl-
ing is about. Abortion supporters
do not want any recognition of an
unborn child as a human being,
They are trying to make us
believe that this definition not
only will spell the end of abor-
tion and women's rights hut that
it is not Constitutional.
these assertions are deliberate
Lers srAFrrwnKTWs pie chart
Unborn Victims Act approved
New federal ruling is
first step in outlawing
and malicious misrepresenta-
tions of established facts.
OK, let's call them what they
really are - bald-faced lies and
blatant propaganda.
There are currently 29 states
that have similar laws already on
the books.
Of those, 16 provide the
same in utero definition that is
used in the Unl��rn Victims Act:
Any stage of development.
The remaining states have
varying statutes regarding
when the law takes effect In
�"WWBfW"trK?se statw
I to abortion been limited nor
have any abortion practitioners
been charged.
Also, despite fierce attempts
by abortion supporters, not one
law has been repealed or over-
turned by the courts, including
the Supreme Court.
I hey know the Unborn Vic-
tims Act is legal also, yet we are
subjected to the hate filled vit-
riol spewing from their mouths.
And conservatives are supposed
to be the hateful people in this
country. Yeah, right.
Ultimately, the opposi-
tion to this bill is misplaced.
No law, group ot people, judge,
government or system decides
when life begins. They never
have and never will.
In the world ot man, the
decision whether a fetus is a
worthless blob of tissue to be
discarded at will or a human
being that will be given a
chance at life has always been
the sole perogative of one
person and one person only:
The woman.
The Unborn Victims Act
recognizes that decision and
punishes someone for depriv-
ing a woman of her choice.
And choice is what the pro-
abortion crowd is supposed to
be all about.
Opinions In Brief
Mother wrongfully acquitted
1 here are times when I agree
the insanity defense is accept-
able, but not in the recent case of
Texas woman who killed two ot
her youngest sons last Mother's
Day weekend.
Dcanna l.aney. a 39-year-old
mot her of three, claimed (lod told
her to bash in the heads of her 6
and 8-year-old sons to prove her
l.aney will now he commit-
ted to a maximum-security state
hospital, instead of receiving a life
I Ins shocks me iK-cause l.aney
can Ik' released from the state hos-
pital once evaluations show she
is ready. I understand this may
never happen, but it seems awful
to think that a woman who could
commit such violent acts would
ever have the opportunity to
rejoin society.
Steroids are nothing new
the current situation involv-
ing steroids and baseball has
become a major part of some
sports news shows, the ongoing
speculation about who 's using.
who's not and who used to is
in every sports enthusiast's
conversation, especially when
discussing baseball. It is obvi-
ous to me that this situation
hasn't just started And lion
does it really affect baseball I
don't think it has a real baring
on the game at all
Leash laws need to be
enforced in Greenville
It seems like just about
every day that I am driving
to my apartment along First
Street, I pass dogs that aren't on
leashes. I can count a handful
of times that I have almost hit
a dog that has darted out from
between parallel-parked cars or
that is walking too close to the
side of the road.
Mad I chosen to look down
for a second, I would have easily
killed a dog on more than one
occasion. As members ol this
community, we need to look
out for the safety ol our pets as
well as the salety ol our driv-
ers. Please remind others ot
the leash law within the city of
Congress recently approved a
bill which will change the legal
status of an unborn fetus, at any
stage of development, to mirror
that of a living person.
Nicknamed "laci and Con-
nor's Bill" for Laci Peterson, the
California woman, who along
with her unborn son, Connor,
was murdered in 2002, the new law
would make it a separate charge to
kill a fetus during a violent federal
Crime. Peterson's husband, Scott,
has been charged with first-degree
murder in both cases.
The new bill comes as a victory
tor President Hush and his conser-
vative base. Beginning with the
Partial llirth Abortion Ban, which
was signed into law by the presi-
dent last year, the new law takes
"rt.wi'rovpi Hmnt thfll mtieh�
closer to overturning the con-
troversial Roe v. Wade decision,
which, in 1973, legalized abortion
around the nation. This new law,
lor so many reasons, is just one
more mistake we can chalk up to
the Bush administration, one more
regressive step in the tight to strip
our nation's women of their repro-
ductive rights. While the new law is
careful to specify the line between
legal and illegal termination of a
pregnancy, it is an ominous signal
t() a 11 of t hose abort ion doc tors out
there already in fear for their lives
because of pro-life and neo-Chris-
tian fanaticism.
To me, a person cannot be
murdered unless he or she is actu-
ally alive, and as far as I am con-
cerned, a pea-Sized human embryo
in the first stages ol development
hardly qualifies, life is that which
a person can sustain themselves,
independent of the womb, and
a woman's right to terminate an
unwanted pregnancy should be
oneof the most fervently protected
rights in this country.
Now, I am sure that there are
those of you out there who would
argue, as many pro-life advocates
do, that there is no such thing as
an unwanted pregnancy.
Children are gifts from God,
and they are all wanted, so on and
SO forth. However, theunlortunate
fact remains that there is such a
thing as an unwanted pregnancy,
and there is such a thing as sexual
Many ol the major problems
facing this country today can be
traced directly back to people betas
lxrii into a home which is either
financially unstable, abusive or to
parents simply lacking the matu-
rity to raise a productive member
of society. All children may l)e wel-
come in the eyes of God, but this,
sadly, is not the case in reality.
Consider: A child is born to a
X)or, undereducated, unemployed
mother. lacking the financial
security to effectively support her
offspring, she turns to the govern-
ment for support
lax dollars are diverted from
other, perhaps more deserving pro-
grams, to support a mother who is
now trapied by the resonsibilities
-nHnoHTcrtiuod and a Third with
the misfortune of being born into
a world either not ready Or not
capable of supporting it.
Make no mistake, there is
such a thing as an unwanted
pregnancy. Women can feel
trapped between two bad
situations. They either forgo the
abortion and bring an under-
supported, unwanted child
into this already overcrowded
world, or they suffer the societal
and religious stigma which is
very often associated with an
abortion procedure.
It would be wonderful if every-
one in this country was reproduc-
tively responsible and only those
women wanting to have children
would become pregnant, but this
is not the real world.
Unsafe sex is rampant, espe-
cially among the youth in this
country, and just because a 15-
year-old is sexually active does not
mean that she is in any position to
effectively raise a child.
Mental maturity is many
years behind physical matu-
rity, and the American public
seems to conveniently forget this
fact. Abortion laws are crucial to
the intrinsic rights of women and
any threat to them must be con-
sidered a threat to the very fabric
ol our society.
Surely, even the pro-life lobby
can recognize the corrosive effect
that uninhibited childbirth can
have on a nation, and until we
reach that wonderful day when
women and men alike are con-
SCientkxiS and responsible about
their sexual behavior, the sanc-
tity of Roe v. Wade should be
Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor,
I'm so glad that Peter
Kalajin has the freedom to write
an artii le like his in America
Alter all, he is only applauding
a terrorist and condoning acts of
terrorism. leader, what a
joke. What religion needs people
to willingly promote attacks on
innocent people?
If the Palestinians truly were a
noble people, then maybe all they
would target Is the IDF. Instead, like
.ill terrorists trom "that" region,
they must target innocent women
.md i hlldren, use children to
deliver bombs and pay off suicide
bombers to do their dirty work. I
could go on, imt a civilized country
does not stoop to that level.
All Peter has done was make
me believe that all Palestinians are
terrorists and I should fear any-
body who is not a Christian or
Jewish. I guess since he is free to
write such an opinionated article,
I sure hope he is an American citi-
zen with plans to serve his country
after he graduates from college so
he understands that his right to his
opinion comes with a price.
I le probably won't serve in the
American Armed Services and will
never truly appreciate his "right to
bee speech
Oh, by the way-I was in Beirut
in 1988, Panama City in 1989 and
Desert StormDesert Shield, so I do
feel that I am qualified to know
what the cost of Freedom is.
John Becker
ECU Student

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Sub-Lease Rent Apt Pirate's Cove,
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Efficiency Available. Live-in wanted
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Excellent opportunity for a pre-vet
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Summer school students 2 BED 1
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includes water and sewer. Available
May 16th through uly 31st, can
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Early Birds get best homes, blocks
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Apt, for rent for summer. 2 bedroom,
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Furnished, on campus. Available
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1, 2, 3, 4, 5 bedroom houses and
duplexes. Available Fall 2004. ALL
walking distance from ECU. Call
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Quit paying rent! 2 bedroom duplex
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St heat, pool, ECU bus line, 9 or 12
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Above BW-3. 2 and 3 bedroom
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or August. Call 252-725-5458 or
Now Preleasing for Fall Semester-
1,2 and 3 bedroom duplexes Si
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
Property Management 756-6209.
Twin Oaks townhouse, 2 BR, 1 12
bath, end unit on ECU campus bus
route. Patio, pool, WD hook-up.
$575 per month. Call 864-346-5750
or 864-228-3667.
3 bedroom units walking distance
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large rooms, washerdryer hookup,
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Houses and apartments for rent near
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6-7 people possible. Large house
walking distance. Total 9 rooms;
2 kitchens 3 bathrooms. Central
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3 BR House 1211 Cotanche St. Pets
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355-3248 or 355-7939.
408 Biltmore across street from
campus, renovations in process,
4 BDRM 2 Baths, available July 1,
washerdryer included, no pets, call
Blocks to ECU, 1,2,3 Bedrooms,
All appliances. Central HeatAC,
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Roommate wanted to share 3-
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serious inquires only. Call 758-4774,
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Male non-smoker roommate wanted
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$205mon. 12 utilities and cable.
Call leave message 258-7857.
2 female roommates needed to
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Wait staff needed at Professor
O'Cools. must be available for two
lunch shifts by 11:45 M-F. Apply
in person after 2 p.m. Will work
nights and weekends.
Work Hard! Play Hard I Change
Lives! Girls resident camp
looking for counselors, lifeguards,
wranglers, boating staff, crafts,
nature, unit leaders, business
manager, and health supervisor.
$200-$350weekl May 22-August
1. Free Housing! 1 -800-672-2148
x 410 or for an online
International Public Utility
Expanding. We need reps who
can work PTFT From home or
dorm. Call 1-866-873-8722.
Lifeguards and swim instructors
needed. Call 355-5009. Summer
only, interviews April 5th-9th.
loin the BBC: The Buffalo Brew
Crew. Buffalo Wild Wings (bw-3)
is now hiring waitstaff positions
for Summer. Apply in person @
114 East 5th Street, 1:00p.m. 'til
6:00p.m. daily. Flexible schedules
The Greenville Recreation & Parks
Department is recruiting part-time
youth baseball coaches for the
spring t-ball program. Applicants
must possess a good knowledge of
baseball skills and have the ability
and patience to work with youth.
Hours are from 3:30 pm to 8:00
pm, Monday-Friday with some
weekend coaching. Flexible hours
according to class schedules. This
program will run from April 19-
early une. Salary start at $6.25
per hour. Apply at the City of
Greenville, Human Resources
Department, 201 Martin L. King
Dr. For more information, please
contact the Athletic Office at 329-
4550, Monday through Friday, 10
am until 7 pm.
Wanted! Reliable, honest, energetic
people to monitor crops. From
May through August, 2004. We
train! Must have own dependable
vehicle. Learn to ID insects, weeds
and other field conditions. No
Nights. Hourly pay mileage.
Must be 19 or have 1 year of
college. Mail or fax resume with
cover letter and work experience
to : MCSI, POB 370, Cove City,
NC 28523 Fax: 252-637-2125
Greenville Recreation and Parks
Department is seeking scorewepers
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
from April 26 until the end of July.
Interested applicants can contact
the Athletic Staff at 329-4550
to arrange an interview andor
receive additional information.
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Restaurant Assistant Manager needed
at Professor O'Cools. Apply after 2
p.m. in person. Shifts will be nights
and weekends. Some bartending
experience needed.
Responsible ECU student needed to
spend weekday afternoon caring for
a bright and friendly 6 year-old girl.
Student must have a valid NC driver's
license, clean driving record, and be
able to provide references. Education
majors, family development, or
students who have experience as
nannies or sitters preferred. Position
available beginning early June. Call
531-9426 and ask for Carol.
Food Delivery Drivers wanted for
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positions (6-12hr. including tips.)
Perfect for college studentsl Some
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required. 2-way radios allow you to
be anywhere in Greenville when not
on a delivery. Reliable transportation
a must and knowledge of Greenville
streets advantageous. Call 756-5527
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Are you DIFFERENT? Most students
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dance I Live, old -time and Celtic music
by a string band. Potluck dinner: 6:
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BDSM from page A1
reputation may te affected since
some might view the organiza-
tion as "sick" and H.V as a "bad
school" for allowing it.
Marshall said she under-
stands some people are confused
about BPSM and that the initial
response is negative. The group's
main function was intended to be
In its constitution, ECU
BDSM is described as an "avenue
lor information to individuals
interested in BDSM, so that they
may learn skills in safe, sane and
consensual sexuality
The club planned to hold
panels, social meals and demon-
strations at locations disclosed
only to members. Memters would
have to pros ide identification, sign
a liability release and keep other
members' identities confidential.
Although the BDSM com-
munity is not usually very vocal
about activities, its population is
somewhat significant.
The Kinsey Institute. I non-
profit organization affiliated with
Indiana University, studies human
sexuality. In a t990 report, it
found 5 to 10 percent of U.S. citi-
zens regularly participates in some
form of sadomasochism.
BDSM-type college clubs
do exist elsewhere, though they
have yet to become common
and accepted. Iowa State Univer-
sity's Cuffs have received praise
and criticism because its con-
troversial activities are being
funding by student government
University liability and stu-
dent safety have also became
major issues threatening the
group's existence
The Cuffs were charged with
assault for holding a demonstra-
tion, where, according to the
judicial report, one member
struck another "with various
instruments and with the inten-
tion to cause pain
Currently, the group is appeal-
ing the decision.
From an outsider's perspec-
tive, the line between domestic
violence and BDSM is thin or
non-existent. Organizations,
like the National Coalition for
Sexual freedom, provide and
publish information. NCSF
has a "Field Guide for Law
Enforcement" on consensual
HI )SM activities, to ward off unnec-
essary legal entanglements.
Some attorneys provide legal
support for people who face legal
charges associated with BDSM.
Ben Irons, university attorney,
advised Moore about potential out-
comes if the group were approved.
He said the major concern was the
possibility of the group's behavior
resulting into assault charges.
Moore said he considered
many things when making his
decision, including student safety,
the recent rapes on campus and
liability issues.
Marshall said she was disap-
pointed, but she thinks the deci-
sion would have been different
had administration known more
about BDSM. The group will not
disband, and Marshall will con-
tinue talks with the university
in hopes of officializing the club
in the future by making changes
where necessary.
"It's similar to homosexuals
10 years ago because of how they
fought hard to get rights and let
people understand Marshall
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If this is a true organization by
no means are theii a tlons
Irons said he could not
s,n whethei the tm.iiI is
Illegal, but he did say the
organization was not affiliated
with i:t U.
lack M l d. dlret tur of
Information Technology Secu-
rity, said there are a number
of vv.ivs s .1111 arlisls i OUld
have accessed student e-mail
Mc( oy s.iiii because e mail
is public record, an nuiiv idual
could ext rat t i In- Infoi ma
tion from IU's dim tor)
sm iie, request the information
or set it once it is redistributed
in others.
Mi c ox COUld ll"l i nlllllli lit
on whli h ol these methods �,is
used at I�( I :
Irons said because the
director) is publii and the
compan) probahl) no
assets, the university would
probably not sue the com-
pany. I lowever, he did sas he
would look further Into the
"I think it is prudent to
refer ibis to the consumer pro-
tei Hon di Islon of the attorney
general's office. I think thai
the attorney general would be
eu Interested In ibis message
said Irons.
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Ohio woman found guilty of
falsely claiming to have won a
$162M jackpot
SOUTH EUCUD, Ohio (AP) - A woman
who claimed thai she bought and
lost a $162-million lottery ticket was
found guilty Tuesday of filing a false
police report. She was fined $1000
and ordered to perform 50 hours ol
community service.
Elecia Battle. 40, of Cleveland also
was ordered to pay S5.59671
in restitution for police overtime,
security and other costs related to the
case Battle reached an agreement
with prosecutors that called for
her to plead no contest to the
misdemeanor charge with the
understanding that she would be
found guilty She could have received
six months in jail
Town revels In The Running of
the Sheep
WELLINGTON. New Zealand (AP) - A
small New Zealand town reached for
some of the glamour and danger of
the Spanish bull-run in Ihe city of
Pamplona on Saturday by run
2.000 woolly sheep through the
middle of town
No one was chased, trampled
or gored by the animals in the
inaugural Running of the Sheep
And instead of seeking cover, most
spectators helped stop the shaggy
mob from scurrying everywhere but
the right direction
As organizer John Grainger predicted,
the resull was pure chaos as sheep,
people and dogs struggled along
the' planned route through North
Island's Te Kuiti. a rural farming
town 570 kilometers north of the
capital, Wellington,
Ducted tape formal wear
HAGERMAN, Idaho (AP) - When
prom, it's best to stick to
your date
No problem for Lyrilea Jayo and Josh
Traughber. a high school couple who
used duct tape, thrift-store jackets
and bed sheets to make their own
formal wear for just $30,
Jayo and Traughbers creativity
put them in the running for $2,500
scholarships. The Duck brand
duct-tape company also gave
$2,500 to the school as part of a
i ii contest.
It s my last prom, and I wanted to go
with a bang Traughber said.
k we hit on something
way different
Her dress was made from an old
bed sheet. She used three rolls of
black and red tape on the hourglass-
shaped gown with spaghetti straps.
"I thought about a lot of different
ideas, but it's hard to imagine what
a duct tape dress will look like until
you make it Jayo said
Because of an extra layer of duct
tape, Traughber's jacket weighed
14 pounds He also made duct-tape
slacks, a duct-tape T-shirt and a
black-and-white checkered lie using
six rolls of tape.
In Alaska, spring means betting
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Tom
Waters saves all year to indulge in
his only hobby: guessing when ice
will melt
For $2 50 a pop, he and thousands
of others try for a piece of a $300,000
US jackpot by predicting the exact
minute when spring will loosen the
frozen cover of the Tanana River at
Nenana, Alaska, enough to move it
Kentucky has its Derby. Indianapolis
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One major concern the
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said people without renters
insurance are out of luck.
"Renters have to have their
own insurance - and that is
anywhere Wainright said
ECU has loaned books to stu-
dents in past fires.
The American Red Cross,
I'itt County Chapter is doing all
it can to help victims of the lire,
i harlene I ee, dUw tor, said resi-
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totaled yet.
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them of the fire and the Red
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to Cypress Gardens to assist
the victims.
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This look back wouldn't be complete without your
favorite photo taken during an event or activity
this school year. You can submit a conventional
photo print or a digital file. Please include a note
with the photo and tell us your name, the name(s) of
anyone clearly pictured in the shot and wherewhen it
was taken.
Send your favorite ECU memory of the year to
photosc thi' by April 16 and we may
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Did You Know?
- Performer Biz Markie (1968) and actress Patricia Arquette (1968) both
call today their birthday.
- This month is Fresh Florida Tomato Month
- Today is Vote Lawyers Out of Office Day.
- On this day in 1974, Hank Aaron set the home run record
The Student Union Films Committee will not be showing any films this
� week.
Symphony Orchestra
The School of Music presents the ECU Symphony Orchestra conducted by
Hisao Watanabe at 8 p.m. today in Wright Auditorium. This event is free
Game Night Tournament
The Student Union is sponsoring a game night tournament from 11 p.m.
- 3 a.m. on Thursday, April 8 in the Mendenhall Student Center. This event
is free.
Blu Moon Festival
The Blu Moon Independent Film Festival will be held on April 16 Submit
entries to Ashley Magnum at 712 White Hall, Greenville, NC 27858 or
call 229-5298 Entries are due on April 9. For more information, e-mail or visit personal.ecu.edujcd1025.
Potluck Dinner and Dance
The ECU Folk and Country Dancers are sponsoring a potluck 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 Relay's 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
Greenville Live
A.J. McMurphy's
1914 Timbury Drive
Saturday. April 10.9 p.m.
Victor Hudson
Chefs 505
505 Red Banks Road
Wednesday, April 14, 7:30 p.m.
ECU jazz faculty and students
Christy's Euro Pub
301 S. Jarvis St.
Tuesday, April 13,10 p.m
Open mic night
City Hotel and Bistro
203 SW. Greenville Blvd.
Wednesday, April 14,7 p.m.
Steve Hardy's Beach Party
122 E. Fifth St 758-3114
Friday, April 9,10 pm
Live music
Saturday, April 10,10 p.m.
Live music
Courtyard Tavern
703 S.E. Greenville Blvd
Sunday, April 11,7 p.m.
Live Music
El Ranchito
315 E. Tenth St.
Thursday, April 8,7 p.m.
Mariachi Band
701 Evans St.
Thursday, April 8,10 p m
Saturday, April 10,10 p.m.
Christopher Dean
Sunday. March 11,10 p.m
Open mic night
Mesh Cafe
1011-A Red Banks Road
Thursday, April 8,9 p.m.
The Coastline Band
Friday, April 9,9 p.m.
Saturday, April 10,9 p.m.
110 E. Fourth St
Thursday, April 8,9 p.m.
Perpetual Groove
Friday, April 9,9 p.m.
Beaux Arts-Ball
Saturday. April 10,9 p.m.
Tuesday, April 13,9 p.m.
Player's Choice
Community Square, Memorial
Thursday, April 8,10 p.m.
Saturday, April 10,10 p.m.
Snakes and Angels
Players Retreat
1631 Pactolus Road
Thursday, April 8,7 p.m.
Saturday, April 10,9 p.m.
Take 3
Professor O'Cools
605 Greenville Blvd.
Saturday, April 10,9:30 p.m.
Wimple's Steam Bar
206 Main St Winterville
Friday, April 10,7:30 p.m.
Rob Legere
Saturday, April 10,7:30 p.m.
Ray & Bobby
Weighing factors on getting
more bang for your buck
College is the turning point for many stu-
dents who become financially detached from
their parents and show their independence. To
prove and celebrate responsibility, some Students
exhibit their newfound self-reliance by purchas-
ing their first car.
Purchasing your first car is a significant
moment in anyone's life. The feeling of free-
dom and excitement from being handed
that first set of keys can't be duplicated
It's much like the feeling of getting
your driver's license, but being able
to buy your own car shows that you
are ready for financial responsibility.
"I recently bought a new car, and
it was the best feeling in the world
said Paul Reitmeyer, sophomore com-
puter science major, about his recent
purchase of a 2003 Toyota (Corolla.
"I can't describe the feeling I had
when they gave me the keys
For those that have reached this
point of financial stability and are ready
to take the plunge, buying a car has more
decisions than what make and model to get. Pur-
chasing becomes a question of how am I going to pay
for this and how can I get more for my money?
There are two main ways to purchase a car - buying
and leasing. Weigh each option in comparison to per-
sonal needs to decide what option is best for you.
Off the bat, it's not possible to say that one option is
better or worse for each type of buyer. However, it is pos-
sible to decipher what each option otfers and then make
a decision based on benefits and downfalls.
Leasing from a dealer costs the consumer to pay for
the car's value amount that they are using over the leasing
period, Lease agreements calculate what the car will le
worth at the end of the term and then subtract that cost
from the initial cost of the car. This is the amount that
the owner pays over the course of the leasing term, which
usually only lasts two to three years.
Por this reason, leasing a car is more beneficial for those
who enjoy change.
Many like to switch cars every couple
of years. In thisinstance, buying a car in its
entirety would not be necessary.
In an effort to control the loss in value of
the car, the dealer plaies limits on mileage over the
course of the leasing term. These limits are often only
10-15,000 miles per year. When the car is turned in. it
mileage equals more than what was allotted, fees are paid
for every excess mile.
Thus, the leasing plan is not ideal for someone who
enjoys cross-country trips or uses their car for vacation-
ng. It is more ideal for someone who doesn't travel far
from home.
"I chose to buy my car because leasing screws you
over with low miles said Greg Grouse, sopho-
more communication major.
In the end, leasing offers lower monthly
payments and variety every few years, but
doesn't allow the consumer to go very far.
For most college students, lower monthly
payments sound like the better deal, but
when you are living far from home, run-
ning up miles on your car will cost you big
bucks in the end.
When buying a car, you pay the entire
cost of the vehicle. Monthly payments run
higher than with a leasing agreement, but
that's because you are paying for the entire
vehicle, not just part of it. For a college stu-
dent trying to display adulthood, buying a car
looks better on a credit report. Keeping in check with
monthly payments will boost your personal credit.
"I would buy a car instead of lease because 1 know
that buying a car looks better on my credit report, and
that's something that's important to me, " said Brad
Taylor, freshman business major.
Once all payments arc made, the consumer
is free. He or she has no worry to go out and get another
car as is with the leasing plan. The car is yours forever.
This plan seems to work better for college
students. When purchasing your first car,
plan to have it around tor a long time and the
cost will be much more beneficial in the long
This writer can be contacted
Student relies on alternative fuel sources
Converted diesel
engine runs on
vegetable oil
Anthony Distefano has big
plans for his career at ECU, The
Greenville native has returned
home to begin his college edu-
cation as a history major with a
minor in coastal marine studies.
However, his real interest has
been improving the environment
and he's taken the first step with
his own car.
The silver automobile may
seem like a typical vehicle at
first - a two-door sedan with
a diesel engine and shiny Mer-
cedes hood ornament. The real
difference, though, occurs after
Distefano cranks the engine.
The motor starts up noisily for
the first couple of seconds, and
then it quiets down to a gentle
hum. The exhaust, rather than
giving off the acrid lumes of
gas and petroleum, smells more
like popcorn and French fries.
The engine runs on vegetable
oil, and it's just the beginning
of Distefano's plans to make his
impact on campus.
"The entire process, if you
have all of the parts together
and everything, takes about ten
hours. I converted the engine
about a month and a half ago
and did all of it myself Diste-
fano said.
With his first-hand experi-
ence from working on ships
with large diesel engines, Dlste-
fano has become well-informed
on engines and has widened
his interests to alternative fuel
sources. The particular oil
sources he has studied include
straight vegetable oil, or SV(), and
bio-diesel, a converted vegetable
product that can be blended
with petroleum diesel in varying
grades. Bio-diesel doesn't require
modifications, but SVO involves
heating and filtering to create
oil that is the same viscosity, or
thickness, as petroleum diesel.
This idea has become more pop-
ular as environmentalists grow
concerned about pollution and
global warming.
"The first diesel engines actu-
ally ran on vegetable oil, but the
ECU student Anthony Distefano's Mercedes runs on vegetable oil instead of gasoline.
petroleum companies later came
out and convinced consumers
to switch to the petroleum oil
Distefano said.
"It's a very patriotic thing
to do now, especially since our
country has such a dependency
on oil. With the recent wars and
high gas prices Influencing our
fuel usage, it's a great way to sup-
port your country and help the
Distefano has an impressive
background in environmental
conservation, including working
as a wilderness guide in Alaska
during the summers, lie feels at
home on the water ami that has
led him to pursue maritime law
and act as an advocate for the
protection ot endangered fish
species. I le also plans to appri iach
the Student Senate and present
his proposal to switch ECU
Transit buses over to bio-diesel
fuel. The change would cost the
university several thousand do!
lars, but when applied to Student
fees, individuals would only see
an increase of a dollar or two.
"The EPA released a health
effects study last year about diesel
emissions, and it was found that
diesel fumes are cancerous. I he
key groups targeted were school-
aged children who were exposed
to the emissions from riding on
school buses Disletano said.
"In 2005, Pitt County will
be mandated to reduce fleet
emissions along with Raleigh,
Durham and other populated
areas that are concerned about
air pollution
Distefano thinks that the
most cost-effective method of
reducing pollutants by vehicles
would be switching to bio-diesel
fuel for major transit systems.
NC Stale University has already
switched over, thanks to a grant
that helped fund the change.
"I believe that we can do the
same, with student support and
the response I've already had
from people who are concerned
about our environment Dlste-
fanO said.
Pitt County Memorial Hos-
pital transit has also made the
transition to bio-diesel fuel and
has built a fueling station by
the airport to accommodate the
new luel source. Charles Mayo,
the leader in the PCMII transit
change, has unofficially given
permission lor ECU buses to fuel
up at that facility if the change
is made.
"lie wants to promote the
use of alternative fuels and do
his part to have a healthier
Any students interested in
learning more about converting
diesel engines or the proposal
for bio-diesel fuel on campus
can contact Anthony Distefano
at aad0717@mailecuedu
environment in our county
Destefano said.
Distefano is preparing his
proposal for the new plan, but
is always looking for students
who are interested in converting
diesel vehicles
"I'd like to start a club, Stu-
dents for a Sustainable Campus.
I tliink we can make things
more efficient tor our campus
ami better for our health Dis-
tefano said.
"We could use waste oil from
the cafeteria ami Convert il to
bio-diesel oil to be tuel for the
buses. If we address these issues as
a group ol concerned students, 1
really think we can make changes
This writer can be contacted at

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Quick Picks: Film Review
Smith still gets lots of
laughs in 'Jersey Girl'
Kevin Smith's college tour
appears to be working according
to plan, but against a budget. Not
only is it $7 to hear him live, but
I also shelled out another $5.25
to see his latest movie, Jersey
(iirl. Unfortunately for him, he
may spend much of the tour
explaining himself to his faith-
ful devotees.
Jersey (iirl, starring Ben
Affleck, Liv Tyler and (l course)
Jennifer Lopez, is a personal
movie that Smith made about
fatherhood. It is sweet, charm-
ing and Hollywood - all adjec-
tives that die-hard fans do not
expect out of Kevin Smith. Get
ready to hear from some disap-
pointed stoners - however, they
have to get over it. Jersey (iirl,
like it or not, is a warm, funny
and overall enjoyable movie.
It tells the story of Oliver,
played by Affleck, who is a young
and successful music publicist
who revels in the fast-paced cos-
mopolitan lifestyle. He marries
Gertrude, played by LoX a book
editor who shares his taste for the
bright lights and late nights of the
Big Apple. When she dies during
childbirth, Oliver is pushed to
take responsibility of the child
himself, who he initially tries to
pawn off on his street-sweeping
father (played by George Carlin)
living in suburban New Jersey.
The pressure quickly becomes
too much and he calls Will Smith
a two-bit TV actor causing him
to lose his job. With no job and
a new daughter, he is forced to
move in with his father.
Having worked for the city for
lever) years, spending most of his
time with his daughter (played by
Raqui-I (.astro) and DO lime with
any woman his own age, things
tutor Mya, i video clerk
(recognize that one?) played by
Tyler, who wants to use him in
a study about pornographic
rental habits. It is bullied,
but tunny nonetheless. All
goes well until the temptation
ol his old life and an oppor-
tunity to reclaim himself as
a somebody starts knocking.
Put them all together and you
have one big sappy love fest.
Nevertheless, it's a good
kind of sap, like the kind that
Mrs. Butterworth's makes. Some
scenes make you want to get up
and walk out. but it backs off at
just the right moment. Parts of it
are actually very strong and very
real when you consider the realm
of romantic comedy. And, yes. It
is funny. To his credit, Smith
remains a master of clever but
cheap bathroom humor, and he
sticks with It whether you find it
funny or not.
The cast screams disaster,
but performs well for maybe tht
only director who could bring it
out. Affleck, who seems to think
of himself as some sort of other-
worldly being these days (have
you seen the cover of Rolling
Stone?), is surprisingly human.
In an intense hospital scene,
we see shades of old over-acting
Affleck, but moments later, he
is quiet and almost powerful.
Lopez is functional as Oliver's
wife and Liv Tyler is good as
the quirky girl who rekindles
his interest in women - her
voice has never been so husky.
However, Castro (who
plays Oliver's daughter) really
steals the show. Not only is she
sweet, cute, and confident, but
she also bears a striking resem-
blance to her on-screen mom,
Lopez. Now there's something
you can build a career on.
I he bottom line: Check it
out, but go with your girlfriend,
not with your buddies.
This writer can be contacted at
featurei @theeastcarolinian. com.
Film Info
Rim: Jersey Girl'
Starring: Ben Affleck and Liv Tyler
Directed by: Kevin Smith
Release Dale: April 2,2004
Quick Picks: Album Review
Usher's 'Confessions'
confesses too much
Confessions is the fifth album
for RSsB crooner Usher. Usher, at
the ripe age of 23, has been in the
music business since he was 14. A
La Hace Records executive discov-
ered him at a talent contest in his
hometown of Atlanta, Ga.
Many radio tuners and MTV
viewers received a preview of
Usher's newest album. His
single, "Yeah featuring rappers
1 udacrls and' Jon, hit radios
anil televisions across the United
States far before the March 2
release date. The single, with a
hip-hopclub feel, has become
a big hit.
It is one of the better songs on
the album. Most of the album is
strictly R&B, unlike "Yeah The
song has a driving leat courtesy
of UP Jon that makes you want
to dance. Along with the soulful
singing of Usher, famous rapper
Icidacris addsan even more hip-hop
feel to the song by adding a bridge.
Sexuality permeates the entire
CD, leaving it inappropriate for
younger audiences, even though
there is no obvious profanity.
The title track "Confessions
one of the letter songs, discusses
see USHER page B3
East Carolina
Academic Computing Environment
What is it?
ACE is a campus-wide effort addressing the support of
student technology in the academic environment.
Beginning in the fall of 2004, specific academic programs
will begin requiring or strongly recommending their
students to own a computer. The degree programs vary on
when the computer will be required within the life of the
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
College of Education
Business Education
Marketing Education
Information Technologies
College of Arts and Sciences
College of Technology and Computer Science
Construction Management
Industrial Distribution
Industrial Technology
Information and Computer Technology
School of Ait
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School of Medicine
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Detailed information about specific programs and requirements can be found at www.ecu.eduace.
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The Student Union will not be
presenting any films this week due
to Easter break
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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:
Home on the Range - starring
Judi Dench Cuba Gooding Jr
and Randy Quaid A group of cows
learn that their owner must pay a
$1,000 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
from page B2
Johnson Family Vacation - starring
Cedric the Entertainer, Vanessa
Williams and Bow Wow The head
of the Johnson family hits the
highway with his brother, separated
wife and three children on a trip to
Missouri to make the Johnson family
reunion Along the way, they share a
few colorful and comical adventures.
Rated: PG-13.
TheLadyklllers - 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
Dayid 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
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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
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Coolsville Rated: PG
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 tne town
and begins solving its problems
Rated: PG-13
infidelity. Apparently, he cheated
on the one he loved and impreg-
nated a woman he barely knew
- not exactly the message that
you want to send to Usher's
younger Ian base.
Most of the songs on the
album are fun to sing along
with. "Burn "Caught up
"Yeah and "Confessions" are
the best songs on the album. The
album starts strong, but further
into the CD almost IOO percent
of the later songs are about sex.
One song In particular goes a hit
too far where he converses with
another about what they will do
to each other.
I be album has 17 tracks
including an intro and several
interludes, which are unneces-
sary to the album.
Usher's previous four albums
consist ol H701, My Way, Usher Lhv
and Usher. Usher Raymond started
out as just a church choir boy. lie
found success early with his debut
album Usher, co-produced by Sean
"P. Diddy" Combs. The album
went gold. This success has cre-
ated a bona fide Ms star.
Itottoin line: A solid fifth
album for Usher, but it is better
suited for mature audiences.
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Album Info
Title: 'Confessions'
Artist: Usher
Release Date: March 23,2004
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Tar River canoe trip
The Adventure program Is organizing a jaunt down the Tar River for April 16
Students must register by April 9 The pre-trip meeting is April 13.
Board & Boat Surfing
The Adventure program will head to Masonboro Island for a fun lime of
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Sports Briefs
ECU'S Millican named C-USA golfer of the month
ECU'S Adrienne Millican has been named the Conference USA Women's
Golfer of the Month for March, as announced by the league office on
Tuesday The junior from Fuqua-Varina, N C captured top individual honors
at the Waterlefe Invitational on March 15 - 16 Millican fired a three-round
six-over-par 222. including consecutive rounds of 73 on the first two days
For the season, she has recorded four top-five finishes and six top-10's,
including tournament lilies at the Edwin Watts Intercollegiate and Waterlefe.
She currently ranks first on the team with an average 18-hole score of 76
and is ranked 67th nationally by Golfstat This is the second C-USA Golfer
of the Month honors this season for the Lady Pirates as senior Jessica
Krasny claimed those honors in October of 2003
Trevor Lawhorn named C-USA hitter of the week
ECU second baseman Trevor Lawhorn has been named Conference USA
Hitter ol the Week, announced by league officials Monday. It is Lawhorn's
first C-USA weekly honor of his career. Lawhorn hit a home run in each
game of the Pirates three-game sweep at Charlotte, batting 500 (8-for-
16) with a three-hit game and a four-hit game He closed out the series
with three home runs, one double and seven RBI. while scoring six times
Lawhorn has now homered in four straight games to take over the team
lead with 12 He and his twin brother, Darryl, have homered in the same
game four times this season and in the same inning twice In the last two
C-USA series the twins have combined for nine homers On the season,
Trevor Lawhorn is hitting 342 with 39 hits in 114 al-bats He has 22 runs
scored, a team-high 31 RBI, nine doubles and the 12 home runs in helping
ECU to a 24-6 overall record and 6-3 mark in C-USA play
Women's Soccer claims Cup Of Life Tournament
ECUs women s soccer team improved its spring record to 7-0-1 after
posting wins against a pair of nationally ranked teams at the Cup of Life
Tournament this weekend in Fayetteville, N C The Lady Pirates got their first
win of the tournament against No 8 Florida 2-1 behind the play of junior
midfielder Sarah Stoltz and Meghan McCallion Stoltz put the Pirates up 1 -0
early on an unassisted goal just minutes into the match McCallion headed
in the game-winner off a corner kick from sophomore forward Melissa
Penney Against No 19 Duke, ECU picked up their second win 1-0 when
Penney followed up a blocked shot by McCallion off the goalkeepers hands
in an abbreviated 30-minute match In the first match of the day, the Lady
Pirates tied the Akron Zips 0-0 for their lone tie of the spring
Women's tennis shut out by Richmond
The Richmond women s tennis learn extended its win streak to four
malches by sweeping East Carolina 7-0 Tuesday afternoon at the UR Tennis
Complex Richmond cruised to the doubles point, winning 8-1 at No 1 and
8 - 0 at No 3 The toughest contest came in No 2 doubles where sophomore
Katie Karhohs and senior Patty Devlin teamed for an 8-6 victory against
East Carolina's Gillie Bailey and Cristina Meilicke. The Spiders continued
their dominance in singles Richmond won in straight sets in five of the six
matches, while sophomore Meghan Wolfgram battled back for a 5-7,6-2
(9) victory at No 3 Junior Courtney Klein won her fourth straight match
at No 6 singles, blanking Ashley Perkenson 6-0, 6-0 Freshman Beatrice
Grasu and junior Lindsay Cox combined for a win at No 1 doubles, and
then won at No 1 and No 2 singles respectively
The Pirates return to the courts against Appalachian State on Saturday.
April 10 See Tennis Results on p B8
Capitals win lottery for first pick
Something finally went nght for the Washington Capitals - they won the
NHLs draft lottery The Capitals, coming off their worst season in 26 years
leaped ahead of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Chicago Blackhawks to gain
this years No 1 overall draft pick at Tuesday's lottery in New York The
consensus prospect for the top selection is Russian forward Alexander
Ovechkin, who has evoked comparisons to Pittsburgh great Mano Lemieux.
The Capitals, considered strong playoff contenders with a star-packed
rosier at the start of the season, traded away most of their impact players
after a disappointing start and finished with the third worst record in the
league They had a 142 percent chance of winning the lottery, behind
Pittsburgh (25 percent) and Chicago (188 percent)
Pittsburgh will choose second, Chicago third. Columbus fourth and
Phoenix fifth All 14 non-playoff teams took part The Capitals will drafl first
overall for the third time In franchise history They selected defenseman
Rick Green in 1976 and defenseman Greg Joly in 1974 The draft is June
26-27 in Raleigh. NC
Clippers' Brand fined after comments about refs
Elton Brand was fined $5,000 by the NBA on Tuesday for criticizing the
officials after the Los Angeles Clippers lost to Ulah Brand, who averages
nearly 20 points and more than 10 rebounds per game, had 15 points and
three rebounds in 36 minutes in Sunday's 97-92 loss to the Jazz. Clippers
Coach Mike Dunleavy was ejected with 523 left in the third quarter with his
second technical loul after protesting the fourth foul called on Brand
ECU is looking to improve their conference record this weekend against the C-USA's No. 1 team - the South Florida Bulls
Pirates fresh off
Charlotte sweep
The I'irates (24-6, Ol C-
USA) put the finishing touches
on the Charlotte 49ers over the
weekend with a resounding 24-
13 rout alter pummeling 4ler
pitching throughout the series.
ECU pounded out 19 hits and five
home runs in the final game.
The I'irates will take on the
visiting South Florida Bulls(23-8,
C-USA 7-2) In a three-game series
beginning Friday. USF conies into
the weekend affair with plenty
of momentum after a three-
game sweep of Saint Louis and
a thrilling 10-8 win over Stetson
Tuesday night.
Second baseman Nick Card-
ieri hit a two-run walk-off homer
in the bottom of the 14th inning,
eliding the Hulls' longest game
this season. The home run was
the first ol Cardieri's career.
USF has a solid offense up
and down the lineup with no
sure outs. The lowest average
for an everyday Bulls' player is a
respectable ,250.
Devln Ivany has been the
leader at the plate this season,
hatting a team-high .404 with
35 KBIs.
Mike Maealuso, Matt Mcll-
argue, Brian Baisley and Bryan
Hierlnieier all have batting aver-
ages over .300. McHargue and
Hierlnieier have provided the
power for USF this season, com-
bining for 129 total bases and IS
home runs.
Pirate pitchers will need to
keep a sharp eye on the Bulls
when they reach base. USF has
plenty of speed and is not afraid
to swipe second or third base.
Fight players have stolen a base
this season and Maealuso leads
the team with 10 steals in 12
attempts. The Bulls have stolen
30 out of 42 attempts, while their
opponents have just 12 steals in
27 attempts.
The Bulls have an outstand-
ing trio of starting pitchers, but
a shaky bullpen at best. LISF will
need their starters to pitch as long
into the game as possible against
see BASEBALL page B7
Graduation rate system in NCAA flawed
Teams should not be
punished for low rate
Academics are the reason
we all attend college. I'm here
to gel an education so one day I
can hopefully get a good job and
support a family. Kvery athlete
on this campus is here to gel an
education as well. They have the
same requirements and classes
as everyone else. Hie only real
difference is that some of them
an here tor free, and I'm not
required fo work my rear-end off
in the gym, practice, play games
or take road trips.
The issue of sports programs'
graduation rales skyrocketed
this past week with ,m Assou-
ated Press story that said only
21 out of the 65 schools in this
year's Men's NCAA national
tournament have a SO percent
graduation rate. Thai slal just blew
me away. In lad, only three oul
of the 33 first-round games had
both schools with marks above
50 percent.
I he study, released by the
Knight Foundation which is
headed up by the president
emeritus ol nrth arolina,
wants to make the SO percent
mark a requirement to enter the
My initial thought lo this was
it was a good thing. II a school
can't graduate hall of their plav-
ers. why should they lie allowed to
represent their academic institu-
tion? It's almost like saying "We
don't care M they don't graduate,
as long as they can dunk, they are
allowed here
While the study did not release
the schools that did not make the
cut, it did say that three of the four
final four teams didn't make the
cut - in fact they couldn't even
graduate .53.3 percent
I believe that since the
Students are representing,schools,
they should have this standard.
If players are required to go to
class and keep up grades, why
shouldn't this also be a require-
ment? The academic standards are
for individuals-this isagreal way
to regulate a teams' overall perfor-
mance In the classroom.
When you think ol positive
graduation rates, you look at
s hools like Stanford and Ivy
league schools. In tact, Colgate
ol the Ivy League had a 100 per-
cent rate and Stanford had 93
percent A lot of people don't like
Bobby Knight, but he graduates
his players whether it is at Indiana
or Texas lech. Mike Krzyzewskl
does the same thing at Duke.
As I really put some more
thought info it, however, I can see
that this idea is flawed big time.
ir.ulu.ilion rates, as the slorv
pointed out, include players who
transfer, leave early for the pros or
have personal problems. College
v i laches at major programs recruit
players the) know are not going
to be there for four years. It's hard
for a quality athlete to pass down
millions of dollars.
Hie main reason I am
opposed lo ibis is simple. Why
should a school be banned from
competing for the national
championship because they
recruited better players? The lure
ot the NBA is ever-growing, arid
players are leaving before they
should more often I lie best
recent example is Josh Powell.
He was a number one pick - in a
European league. g
see BASKETBALL page B8
Stanford's Josh Childress
school early and enter the
may have enough talent to leave
NBA draft for the 2005 season.
Lady Pirates looking to rebound at home
ECU returns to C-USA
play this weekend.
Hie ECU soltball team will
get back to conference play
when they host South Florida in a
three-game series this weekend.
Victories against USF would
give the Lad) I'irates three much-
needed wins in the conference,
as it would Improve their Confer-
ence USA record to 7-k.
I liree wins against South
Florida will be easier said than
done. The team is currently 42-7
overall and IO-2 in conference
play. To top things off, the Bulls
are on a 16-game winning streak
which includes wins over confer-
ence rivals I OUlSVilfe, Southern
Miss, Charlotte and St. Louis.
Pitching has been one ol
ECU will attempt to take two games from USF this weekend
the keys to success lor the I ady
Pirates this season and it will
continue to be against USF this
weekend. ECU'S pitchers have
combined for an average KRA of
1.97. Junior pitcher Maggie I Ingo
leads the team with a 1.67 ERA
and a 12-2 record this season.
lingo has only allowed IB runs
and 88 hits in 96.1 innings
ECU's pitchers will have their
hands full when they play USF, a
team who has a batting average
Of .334. 8
leading the way for the Bulls
is senior outfielder Holly (Jroves
(.roves is currently batting .447
and leads her team in hits, dou-
bles and RBIs.
When it conies to power,
'�roses has that too with a .827
I slusR'ng percentage and leading
� her team with 14 home runs this
" season.
r The Lady Pirates look to snap
� USFs 16-game winning streak in
� �dourjteheader at home on Friday
at 1 p.m. ECU will then wrap
up the series with the Bulls on
Saturday at 12 p.m.
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HOUSTON (KRT)�After four
decades fooling themselves, all
the long-suffering baseball fans
of this city ask is an opportunity
to celebrate a couple hometown
hero pitchers and the distant
promise of October.
And what does Harry Bonds
do in the Astros' home opener at
lovely Minute Maid Park?
He not only blows the foam
right off this tipsy town, his Hall
of Fame godfather conspires right
along with him.
An actual story: Among his
accumulated memorabilia, the
great Willie Mays apparently
has a torch he picked up before
the last Winter Olympics.
So here was his proposition:
When Bonds ties him for third
place on the all-time home run
list, Mays greets his godson at the
plate with the torch.
Only that's not the end of
the ceremony. Mays wants the
stage lights cut and the torch lit
and Bonds circling the bases like
an ancient messenger in search
of Athens, or maybe just a guy
looking for his keys in the park-
ing lot.
"I'll give him the torch
Mays told reporters recently, "and
let him carry it as far as he can
Fortunately, the commission-
er's office informed Mays that
although it was a nice sentiment,
warm fuzies don't play well on
the road, where you're never
quite sure what might happen
when the lights are turned out.
Bad enough that Bonds would
ruin the opener with career
homer No. 6S9, a Roy Oswalt
fastball on the outside corner
that Bonds somehow pulled to
"Hardest ball I've ever seen
hit new teammate A.J. Pierzyn-
ski said.
Said Bonds: "I don't know
about that. He hasn't seen me
play much
The Astros saw plenty
Monday. Besides his three-run,
game-tying homer in the eighth
that set up the Giants' victory, he
also walked and doubled twice.
A Houston columnist was
so moved by the display that he
suggested Astro pitchers should
avoid Bonds the rest of the series,
if not in perpetuity.
F.ven the manager seemed
tempted. Asked how you should
pitch to Bonds, Jimj'Williams sug-
gested, "Low and behind him
Of course, this is Andy Pet-
titte and Roger Clemens you're
talking about, the prodigal twins
and source of all the locals' reck-
less optimism.
Pettitte not only is the
Astros' best left-handed starter
since Mike Hampton, no one in
baseball history has more post-
season wins.
Such playoff experience can't
be underestimated, not when you
consider that he's joining an
organization that's never won a
post-season series.
And what more can you
say about Clemens? Back down
against Bonds? The pitcher that
nearly harpooned Mike Piazza?
Fat chance. Clemens already
is on record that he'll do any-
thing to get Bonds out, includ-
ing getting up close and personal
with a fastball like he did a couple
years ago at Yankee Stadium.
As it turns out, Clemens will
have to be pretty impressive
Wednesday to do better against
Bonds than Pettitte did in the
Astros' second round against
Bonds is just one homer
behind his godfather, Mays.
Got him to bounce softly into
a double play in the first. And
judging by the reaction from
40,660 after Bonds fouled out to
Mike Lamb in the fourth, you'd
have thought they'd thrown
Bud Adams out of a luxury box
All in all, the Astros did an
excellent job staying out of the
record books for at least one
more night.
Here's all Bonds had to show
for the night: An intentional walk
and a bloop single, and even that
flare would have been snuffed out
if Adam Everett hadn't turned
himself In circles and belly-
flopped in shallow center.
No, Barry Bonds and his
climb up baseball's records wasn't
the problem Tuesday.
from page B6
the talented Pirate offense.
Kyle Schmidt leads the staff
with a 2.25 ERA and a 6-1
record. The junior right-hander
has struck out 40 batters in 48
innings, but can be inaccurate at
times as shown by a team-high
29 walks.
Freshman Chase l.irette has
been an excellent surprise for
USF coaches this season with a
perfect 4-0 record, l.irette has
appeared in 13 games and started
three times with nearly a 3-to-l
strikeout to walk ratio.
Casey Hudspeth has started
nine games for the Bulls on the
waytoa5-l record and 2.91 ERA.
Hudspeth leads the team with 47
strikeouts, but has given up 68
hits in 55.2 innings pitched.
Joey Livingston, Matt Ingram
and Daniel Albritton get most of
the work out of the bullpen.
Livingston's 4.96 ERA is the
lowest of the trio and has
recorded eight saves. Ingram
and Albritton have got plenty
of capability, but can't seem
to keep their opponents from
scoring. The two have combined
for 38 strikeouts in 44.1 innings
with just 10 walks.
Lawhorn namedISA
hitter of the week
Trevor Lawhorn was finally
rewarded for his outstanding
season as he was named Hitter
of the Week on Monday. It is the
junior's first Conference USA
award of his career.
Lawhorn was 8-of-16 (.500)
in the weekend series against
Charlotte with a home run in
each game. The second baseman
finished the series with three
homers, one double, seven RBIs
and six runs scored.
Lawhorn has homered in four
straight games, bringing his total
to a team-high 12dtngers. On the
season, he is hitting .342 with a
team-high 31 RBIs.
Lawhorn and compans
will begin the series with USF
Friday at 7 p.m. in Greenville
The Pirates traveled to face the
Duke Blue Devils last night, but
the game was not complete ,it
press time.
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Young stars shine in pro sports
(KRT) - Ripped from the headlines over the past
two weeks:
LeBron James becomes the youngest player in
NBA history to score 40 points at 19 years, 87 days.
Aree Song, age 17, finishes runner-up in the
Kraft Nabisco, an I.PGA major tournament. Ama-
teur Michelle Wie, 14, places fifth.
Freddy Adu made his Major League Soccer debut
Sunday with the D.C. United at age 14.
Whoever said "youth is wasted on the young"
might want to rethink that statement.
Everywhere you turn, it seems another teenager
is making an impact on the professional sports
There always have been sports prodigies. Bob
Feller pitched in the majors at 17. Jennifer.apriati
started on the pro tennis circuit at l.i.Tara Lipinski
won figure skating Olympic gold at 15.
But can you recall a time when so many teens in
so many sports were challenging the preconceived
notion of what is too young?
"Everyone is like, Forget it, if you are good
enough, you are old enough said Adu, who today
becomes the youngest athlete to play in a U.S. pro
team sport in more than a century.
"Don't worry about anyone else's age. If you feel ,
like you can play at that level, then go for it he said. :
Lured by the promise of big paydays, seduced
by media coverage paid to phenoms and supple-
mented by specialized instruction and additional
games, young people are on the fast track to the big
time like never before.
Some critics believe these athletic Mozarts
supply false hope to thousands of kids and parents.
Others point to cautionary tales such as Capriati,
who flamed out at age 17 before returning to pro
tennis in her 20s.
A few consider recent developments a phase,
one that could end abruptly if a teen phenom is
seriously injured while playing with the big boys.
The NFL had six high school players apply for this
LeBron James is one of many young athletes
making a splash in professional sports.
year's draft following the landmark ruling in the
Maurice(Tarett legal case.
, "The Cleveland Cavaliers wouldn't put LeBron
James on the floor unless they felt he could mea-
sure up to bigger people said Rao Unnava, an
Ohio State professor of marketing whose
students study sports marketing.
If somebody got badly hurt, society would pause
and teams would be more careful. Eventually,
something bad will happen and we'll get back to
our senses
from page B6
Why should NC State be
banned from the tournament
because Josh I'owell made a hor-
rible decision?
With that thought, I under-
stood why schools had higher
graduation rates than others.
North Carolina - a pretty easy
answer. No one has left early since
Joe Forte or transferred since the
8-20 season. Their only seniors
saw action in 90-point leads
and when they jumped up and
clapped on a Ray Fclton pass
- they are graduating.
Stanford - another simple
answer. They hardly ever have
players that leave early for the
NBA or another professional
basketball avenue. Only six cur-
rent players in the NBA are from
Stanford, all of which stayed four
years. The speculation of Josh
Childless leaving early should
not hurt them if this standard
goes into effect.
This study only looked at
the NCAA tournament teams.
Only two of the top four teams
in graduation rates made the
NCAA tournament (Stanford and
Vanderbilt.) It did not mention
schools like ECU, who has five
seniors graduating this spring.
If this 50 percent rule does
become part of the system to
make the tournament, this is how
recruiting would change:
Players like Scooter Sherril
and Marcus Melvin at NC State
would become gold mines. They
arc quality players who are gradu-
ating. The same thing is true at
UNC with Jawad Williams and
Melvin Scott.
Players like Carmello
Anthony would not be wanted
because they would ruin their
chances of the NCAA title.
All this would do is make a lot
of schools angry and make more
kids think about jumping from
high school to the NBA.
The writer can be contacted at
sports@theeastcarolinian. com.
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