The East Carolinian, June 2, 2004






THE EAST CAROLINIAN
Volume 79 Number 143
WEDNESDAY
June 02, 2004
Sunni Governing Council chief named Iraqi president
Newly appointed Iraqi president Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawer speaks during a ceremony for
the announcement of the new Iraqi interim government in Baghdad on Tuesday.
Student robbed at knifepoint on campus
Cell phone, money taken
NICK HENNE
SENIOR WRITER
A student was robbed at knife-
point in the Sonic Plaza outside
Joyner Library Tuesday, May 25 at
approximately 10 p.m.
Jared Thiel, senior business
major, was talking on his cell phone
outside of Joyner Library when the
two perpetrators passed him. Thiel
described the two boys as small, thin
and they did not appear to be over
the age of 17.
After passing him once, the boys
turned around and walked toward
him again positioning themselves
on either side of him. Thiel said they
each asked him if 'he had the time'
before one grabbed his cell phone,
pulled out a knife and demanded he
give them his money. Thiel said he
gave them $16 and his cell phone
without a struggle.
"I'm a pretty big guy 1 think
that if I would have done anything
resisted) they would have just ran
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) � A power-
ful Sunni Muslim tribal leader and
critic of the U.Sled occupation was
named president of Iraq's incoming
government Tuesday, after Iraqi lead-
ers rejected the Americans' preferred
candidate for the post.
After the selection of Ghazi
Mashal Ajil al-Yawer to the largely
ceremonial position, officials
announced the entire interim gov-
ernment due to take power June 30
- and the body moved quickly to
begin its work.
The U.Spicked Governing
Council decided to dissolve imme-
diately to make way rather than
wait until June 30. The incoming
Prime Minister, lyad Allawi, said his
government would soon negotiate a
crucial agreement on the status of
U.Sled international forces that
will remain in Iraq.
Iraq still needs the presence of
U.Sled forces "to help in defeating
the enemies of Iraq Allawi said at
a welcoming ceremony for the new
government. "We will enter into alli-
ances with our allies to accomplish
that
The U.Sled occupation author-
ity will continue to run Iraq until
June 30, a senior Bush administra-
tion official said.
Washington praised the new gov-
ernment and suggested it would help
ease the way for winning support for
a U.N. resolution that the United
States and Britain have submitted
on post-occupation Iraq.
"These are not America's pup-
pets national security adviser
Condoleezza Rice told reporters at
the White House. "This is a terrific
list and really good government and
we're very pleased with the names
that emerged
As word of al-Yawer's appoint-
mentwasannounced.acarbombblew
up outside the offices of the Patriotic
see PRESIDENT page 3
Steve Bailard outlines his goals to members of the ECU Board of Trustees.
Filling vacant administration
positions is priority for Bailard
A robbery took place in the Sonic Plaza outside Joyner Library last week.
away said Thiel.
"I just didn't want to possibly get
cut over $16
After obtaining the money, the
two perpetrators ordered Thiel to
walk away before they ran off in
the opposite direction. Thiel said he
searched for an emergency phone,
but ended up having to run into the
mall area where he found a man with
a cell phone and called 911.
"There are no emergency
phones around the library at all
Thiel said.
see ROBBERY page 2
1 New chancellor lays out
I goals for school year
AMANDA LINGERFELT
EDITOR IN CHIEF
One of newly appointed Chancel-
lor Steve Ballard's first priorities is to
fill necessary vacant administrative
positions, he said in an ECU Board of
Trustees meeting on Thursday.
Although a priority, Bailard said
he wants the search to take as long as
need be in order to fill the positions
with quality people.
"Without a strong person in
place for these leadership positions,
things can fall down immediately
said Bailard.
Other members of the Board of
Trustees share the same opinion as
Bailard for the necessity of filling
these positions.
"We need to analyze why we
have so many vacancies and we need
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Announcements
Food Literacy Training
Program
The Food Literacy Partners, along
with ECU Campus Dining, will offer
a Food Literacy Training Program
on Wednesdays from noon - 1pm
starting today through Sept. 15.
For more information, contact
Jacqueline L Duffy at 744-1388 or
duffyj@mail.ecu.edu.
Health Science Event
Dr. Keith H. Nelson from the Brody
School of Medicine will present "The
Utility of HPV Typing in General Ob
Gyn" today at 1 p.m. in the Pitt County
Memorial Hospital Auditorium.
Health Science Event
Dr. Ehab Hanna of the Department
of Psychiatry will present
"Violence and Aggression in
Psychiatric Units" at 11 a.m. on
Thursday, June 3 in 2E-92 Brody.
Health Science Event
Dr. P. Bradley Brechtelsbauer of
Eastern Carolina ENT, Head and
Neck Surgery will present "Cochlear
Implants in the Pediatric Patient" at
12:30 p.m on Friday, June 4 in 2E-
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Rock 'n' Rib Fest
New Rock 99X presents the First
Annual Eastern Carolina Rock n' Rib
Fest at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 5
at the Pitt County Fairgrounds. The
event features FMI recording artists
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Squeeze Toy. Brad Benson and
Runaway Cab. For more information,
call 636-9967
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News Briefs
Local
Six inmates escape from
Surry County jail
DOBSON, N.C. - Six inmates used
the sharp end of fingernail clippers
to escape from Surry County Jail
and were still on the loose Monday,
authorities said.
Jail officials said the men, who had
bunked together for at least two weeks,
used the clipper to break through their
Sheetrock ceiling at some point after
10 p.m. Saturday night.
Inmates are allowed to check out
razors and nail clippers for personal
hygiene during certain times. The items
are collected and inspected when they
are returned.
The inmates broke one of the nail
clippers and fixed its sharp edge to
a toothbrush with strings from a sheet
or a blanket. Authorities said it appears
the men stood on a top bunk, hoisted
themselves through the hole, and then
crawled along an exhaust-system vent
to the roof.
Worker injured in fall from
Carter-Finley Stadium
RALEIGH, N C. - A construction worker
was injured when he fell at least 60
feet Monday while working on the new
press box at Carter-Rnley Stadium.
Jose Perez, a worker for C.P Buckner
Construction of Graham, was
transported to WakeMed hospital, said
Sgt. Jon Barnwell. communications
director for the North Carolina State
University police. Perez, 30, was in
critical condition Monday night.
It was the second construction
accident at the site, home to the N.C.
State University football team. In late
March, Juan Zepeda, 28, was killed
when a steel-reinforced concrete
column collapsed. Two of his co-
workers were injured.
National
Laci Peterson murder trial
getting under way following
three months of jury selection
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - The state
attorney general once described the
case against Scott Peterson as a
"slam dunk But legal experts, noting
an absence of direct evidence linking
Peterson to his pregnant wife's death,
now say prosecutors appear to be
relying on a web of circumstance.
As opening statements were set to be
presented Tuesday, the main focus
was shaping up to be how tight a web
the government can spin, and how the
defense can explain away Peterson's
behavior following Laci Peterson's
disappearance.
If convicted, the former fertilizer
salesman from Modesto could face the
death penalty or life without parole.
Prosecutors don't have a murder
weapon or even a cause of death. With
the trial starting following 12 weeks of
jury selection, they are expected to
call hundreds of witnesses over five
months or more to argue that any
other explanation but Peterson's guilt
is simply too outlandish.
Midwest and South struggle
to rebuild after a deadly
series of holiday storms
MARENGO, Ind. - The death toll from
a swarm of Memorial Day weekend
thunderstorms and tornadoes stood
at 10 as residents of the South and
Midwest struggled with power outages,
flooding and debris-logged streets.
More thunderstorms pounded parts of
the South on Tuesday, and the National
Weather Service said radar detected
two possible tornadoes during the
night in Texas. Storms produced
heavy rain Monday from Louisiana to
New England, following the weekend's
violent weather that ravaged Marengo
and other parts of the Midwest.
Gov. Joe Keman surveyed the damage
from a helicopter Monday, the day after
the storms that destroyed dozens of
homes, and said Marengo "just got
clobbered The weather service
estimated the tornado that struck the
town of 800 people had wind up to
170 mph.
Two Indiana National Guard units were
expected to arrive Tuesday in Marengo,
about 35 miles northwest of Louisville,
Ky, to move heavy debris, said Lt. Col.
Larry Powers, a Guard spokesman.
Keman extended a disaster emergency
he issued last week for the entire state.
World
Bombs in Baghdad, northern
Iraq leave several dead
BAGHDAD. Iraq - A car bomb exploded
Tuesday in central Baghdad outside
the offices of the Patriotic Union
of Kurdistan near the green zone
headquarters of the U.Srun coalition.
At least three people were killed and
20 were injured.
Elsewhere, a roadside bomb exploded
near the U.S. military base in northern
Iraq, killing 11 Iraqis and wounding
more than 20 others. Two U.S. 1st
Infantry Division Soldiers were
wounded and evacuated to a combat
hospital.
In Baghdad, ambulances raced to the
scene and U.S. troops kept people
back. Television footage showed debris
and a charred wall of a building.
The blast ripped through the building in
the early afternoon, shortly after a party
attended by hundreds of people. The
event was intended to celebrate the
founding of the PUK, which is seen as
being close to the Americans.
Under the leadership of Jalal Talabani,
the party represented one of the main
anti-Saddam forces on Iraqi soil after
the Gulf War. Fighters from the party
backed American forces in last year's
invasion.
Talabani, who holds a seat
on the Governing Council, was
not in the offices when the
blast occurred, a party spokesman
said.
Pakistan city braces for
violence as death toll in
mosque blast rises to 19
KARACHI, Pakistan - President
Gen. Pervez Musharraf pledged
action to stem a wave of bloodletting
as the death toll from an apparent
suicide bomb attack at a
Shiite Muslim mosque climbed
to 19.
Fearing sectarian clashes between
rival Shiite and Sunni Muslims,
thousands of police and paramilitary
rangers were on maximum alert,
equipped with tear gas and live
ammunition, ahead of mass funerals
scheduled later Tuesday for victims of
the attack.
The explosion that ripped through
the Imam Bargah Ali Raza mosque
during evening prayers Monday also
injured at least 42 people, police
said. The death toll rose to 19 when
three of the injured later died of their
wounds.
The attack sparked rioting by
hundreds of enraged Shiite youths
who burned shops, cars, a bank and
a government building and blocked
highways and the main rail line. A
shootout between rioters and police
left three more people dead.
No one claimed responsibility for
the bombing But Karachi has been
wracked by violence between the
Sunni Muslim majority and Shiite
minority, and the attack was seen as
revenge for the assassination Sunday
of a senior Sunni Muslim cleric.
Nazamuddin Shamzai.
Robbery from page 1
According to Thiel, the ECU
police reacted promptly to the call
and within two minutes, there were
at least 10 ECU police officers on
the scene.
"We did an extreme search of the
campus and adjacent neighborhoods
but they were gone, we couldn't
locate them saidJ.P. Smith, admin-
istrative captain of the ECU Police
Department.
Smith said the ECU police are
still investigating the crime and are
trying to identify the perpetrators.
"We may or may not have been
able to capture these subjects on
camera depending on where they
were located, because we do have a
camera system In that area Smith
said.
Smith said ECU'S campus is
open at all times making it easy for
anyone to walk on and off, whereas
with other universities, including
Meredith College, the campus is
closed alter certain hours and entry
is restricted.
"We have no restrictions on this
campus Smith said.
Smith said while it cannot be
determined at this time it the per-
petrators are ECU students, it is likely
they are non-students.
"Past incidents when we have
been lucky enough to I.D. or cap-
ture the perpetrators, they have been
non-students Smith said.
Smith said students need to be
cautious and able to recognize situa-
tions that could be dangerous.
Most crimes are crimes of
opportunity, and it is likely these
guys were out looking for a victim
in this incident.
According to Smith, when a stu-
dent feels he or she is in a dangerous
situation, the best thing to do is to
leave the scene immediately, and
when a situation does not feel right,
it usually isn't.
Thiel said despite this incident,
he still feels relatively safe on ECU'S
campus, but he is now more aware
of his safety.
"I still feel safe on campus. I'm
a big guy and I never felt scared at
all, but now I am more aware of my
surroundings Thiel said.
While the crime statistics of
last year's academic year are not
compiled, according to the ECU
Police Department website, robber-
ies on ECU's campus have remained
fairly consistent over the past several
years.
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Union of Kurdistan, which is located
just outside the green zone U.S. coali-
tion headquarters in central Baghdad.
At least three people were killed
and 20 were injured, the military said.
Also, a roadside bomb also exploded
near a U.S. base in the northern town
of Beiji, killing t) Iraqis and wounding
more than 22 people, including two
U.S. soldiers.
The council and U.S. authorities
had been deadlocked over the choice
of president, delaying the expected
announcement of the government
by a day.
The deadlock showed a degree
of tension between the Americans
- who will retain enormous influence
in Iraq after the handover and want a
government that supports U.S. inter-
ests, and the Iraqis, who want to claim
as much power as they can after a year
of American rule.
At the welcoming ceremony,
al-Yawer pledged to rise "above sec-
tarianism and divisions build a
democratic state free of "totalitarian-
ism and discrimination" and restore
Iraq's "civilized face
He said he would be "a loyal
defender of your expectations in
restoring the complete sovereignty
of our country and establishing a
democratic and federal system under
which people enjoy a free citizenship
in a state of laws and freedom
A first key move for the new gov-
ernment will be the status of forces
agreement. The Iraqis are seeking
greater say over the operations of Iraqi
security forces as well as the 135,000
American troops and other coalition
forces on Iraqi soil.
The administration official said
negotiations would begin "fairly soon
In a nod to U.S. forces, al-Yawer said
"we should remember our friends who
fell during the battle to liberate Iraq
The presidency is a symbolic
position, but al-Yawer as the highest
Sunni in the government, will likely
hold considerable influence.
The more powerful executive post
of prime minister is held by Allawi, a
U.Sbacked Shiite Muslim with mili-
tary and CIA connections.
Allawi, whose appointment was
announced Friday, was chosen because
he was considered the best candidate
to cope with the deteriorating security
situation.
The announcement of al-Yawer
came after Adrian Pachachi, an elder
statesman preferred by the United
States, turned down the presidency
in the face of opposition from other
members of the Governing Council
to his selection.
Council members had angrily
accused the American governor of
Iraq, L Paul Bremer, of trying to install
Pachachi, a former foreign minister,
over their opposition.
Sources had said the Americans
warned that if the members went
ahead and voted for al-Yawer, the
United States might not recognize
the choice.
Al-Yawer, who routinely wears tra-
ditional Arab robes and headgear, was
sharply critical of the American occu-
pation in a recent television interview,
blaming U.S. ineptness for the dete-
rioration in law and order. Al-Yawer
also has denounced violence against
American and other coalition forces.
Most of the 22-member Govern-
ing Council backed al-Yawer, the cur-
rent Governing Council president.
A graduate of the Petroleum and
Minerals University in Saudi Arabia
and of Georgetown University, he is a
prominent member of the Shammar
tribe, one of the largest in the Gulf
region that includes Shiite clans. He
enjoys the support of Shiite and Kurd-
ish council members.
Insisting on Pachachi would have
risked a major breach with the Ameri-
cans' Iraqi allies at a sensitive period as
Washington prepares to hand control
of a still-unstable, war-ravaged coun-
try to an untested leadership.
Coalition spokesman Dan Senor
insisted the Americans had not shown
a preference for Pachachi, a claim that
many council members dismissed as
untrue.
Pachachi, 81, told reporters he
turned down the presidency for "per-
sonal reasons He said the president
"must have the support of all levels of
the Iraqi people and all quarters
The dispute over the presidency
delayed for a day for the announce-
ment of the new government by U.N.
envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, who has been
mediating negotiations for weeks.
At the welcoming ceremony, Bra-
himi acknowledged that negotiations
to establish the new government had
been "very precise and difficult
Brahimi said the two vice presi-
dencies went to Ibrahim al-Jaafari,
of the Shiite Muslim Dawa party, and
Rowsch Shaways, speaker of parlia-
ment in the Kurdish autonomous
region in Irbil.
In the newly announced Cabinet,
Kurd Hoshyar Zebari retained his post
as foreign minister, and Kurdish offi-
cial Barham Saleh, who is close to the
Americans, was named deputy prime
minister for national security affairs.
Adel Abdel-Mahdi, an official
of a powerful Shiite political party,
was named finance minister; Hazem
Shalan al-Khuzaei became defense
minister, and Thamir Ghadbhan took
over as oil minister.
With more than 800 U.S. military
dead since the Iraq war began in March
2003, Washington is eager to see a gov-
ernment that can tackle the security
crisis, Including a year-old Sunni revolt
in Baghdad and areas north and west
of the capital and a Shiite uprising to
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media receive awards
'ExpressionsRebel'
take first place prizes
KATIE KOKINDA
STAFF WRITER
Three RCU student media pub-
lications recently earned a "mark
of excellence" from the Society of
Professional Journalists.
Rebel magazine took first place in
the category "Best Student Magazine
Published Once A Year" and Expres-
sions magazine took first place for
"Best Student Magazine Published
More Than Once A Year
The East (Mrolinian took third place
in the category for "Best Ail-Around
Non-Daily Student Newspaper
"It always feels good, but I hope
it feels better for the students). The
newspaper always gets so many com-
plaints, it's nice when you're recog-
nized for the good you do said Paul
Wright, student media adviser.
The "Mark of Excellence" award,
established in 1972, judges student
media publications in 45 categories
by sending t he submissions to work-
ing professional journalists.
The journalists judgethe submis-
sions on quality of writing, lay-out,
photography and accuracy, which
refers to the number of retractions
a paper has had to make.
The ECU publications placed
against schools such as UNC-Chapel
Hill and James Madison University.
Currently, industry professionals
are judging Rebel and Expressions in
the national SPJ competition. The
winners will be announced June 7.
Rebel has also received the
Pace-Maker award (somewhat of a
student equivalent to the Pulitzer
prize) seven times out of the last
eight years.
Founded in 1909 as the Sigma
Delta Chi Fraternity, the SPJ is
dedicated to protecting freedom of
speech rights for journalists while
also encouraging adherence to a
strict code of ethics.
This writer can be contacted
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to fill them said board member
Mike Kelly.
"It is the most important goal
Other board members believe
filling the positions should be
much easier now with a chancellor
in office.
"Many candidates were reluc-
tant to come to ECU ijue to the
uncertainty of the chancellor situa-
tion. Now that uncertainty is lifted
said board member David Brody.
On Ballard's list of positions
to fill are the vice chancellor for
administration and finance, the
vice chancellor for research and
graduate studies, provost, athletics
director, chief information officer,
director of internal audit, several
vice chancellors and deans for the
College of Fine Arts and Communica-
tion, the College of Business and the
Graduate School.
"Many of the searches will be
conducted simultaneously Ballard
said.
"Most positions will take six to
nine months to fill
He also said that searches for the
three dean positions are currently in
progress and the positions should be
filled by the end of the summer.
Preparing a financial man-
agement plan for ECU is also on
Ballard's list of priorities. Ballard
hopes to increase ECU's enroll-
ment from 22,000 to 28,000 by
the end of the decade, and he
expressed concerns that the budget
allowed may not be enough to sup-
port this increase. Ballard said he
plans to strategically utilize current
financial resources while generating
new resources.
Another priority of Ballard's is to
get to know the campus to help him
understand current issues. He said
he plans on meeting with various
student groups and plans to hold
town hall meetings.
"ECU has a great future Bal-
lard said.
"We are as good, if not better,
than any other institution in North
Carolina
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Being an
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having the
freedom to
express your
opinion - not
be threatened
for it.
Lori Haigh, a San Francisco art gallery
owner, has been forced to shut down her
gallery that featured a controversial paint-
ing showing American soldiers torturing
Iraqi prisoners.
The painting, titled "The Abuse" by East
Bay artist Guy Colwell, shows now infa-
mous Pfc. Lynndie England and another
soldier smiling as they look upon a
trio of naked Iraqi prisoners. The painting
is black and white, except for American
flag patches on the soldiers' uniforms,
which appear to be splattered with
blood.
In the days that the painting was exhib-
ited, Haigh said that her life and the
life of her children were threatened
and angry patrons egged her business.
In one instance, a man approached
Haigh in her gallery and spit in her
face.
The constant calls, threats and allega-
tions that Haigh is "anti-American" forced
her to close down her gallery.
"I feel like my gallery had finally reached
a level where I represent important Bay
Area figures like Guy Colwell. If I can't
do that, then I don't want to have a
gallery Haigh told The San Francisco
Examiner.
If those outraged by the painting
consider themselves to be American,
then what characteristics do they
consider American - the ability to
intimidate women and children with
violence?
TEC finds it hard to believe that Haigh
could be considered an "anti-American
Being an American is having the free-
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Opinion Writer
Courtesy, kindness are on their deathbeds at ECU
Students should express
appreciation to others
ANTHONY MCKEE
OPINION WRITER
Have you ever just sat
and watched people as they
go about their day? And no, 1
am not talking about stalking
or peeping. Get your mind out
of the gutter. I'm talking about
the time-honored practice of
people watching
You can learn a lot by
watching people. How they
walk, their posture, their
clothes, their facial expressions
and the way they respond to
others all tell a story about a
person. Sometimes, they can
even tell a story about whole
groups of people. One such
group is the ECU student
body.
Having spent numerous
hours during the last three
semesters watching students,
teachers and staff, I have
reached a depressing conclu-
sion; Courtesy and kindness
are on their deathbeds at
ECU.
They are not dead yet.
They are in Intensive Care,
however, the life support sys-
tems are chugging mightily
and the resuscitation gear is
nearby. The prognosis is grim,
though.
Everyday courtesies such as
holding doors, saying "thank
you" or just acknowledging a
fellow human's existence have
all but become a thing of the
past on campus.
Did you know there is a
whole segment of the ECU
population that is treated like
furniture, when their pres-
ence is acknowledged at all?
The rudeness and arrogance I
have seen displayed toward this
group by (mainly) students is
stunning. Can you figure
out which group I'm talking
about?
I am referring to the Main-
tenance staff.
By "Maintenance 1 am
including janitorial, grounds
keeping, utilities, sanitation,
food service, cashiers and
everyone else who comprises
the support staff at ECU.
Have you walked into a
bathroom recently, male or
female, and seen the disgust-
ing messes left by what I had
at first assumed to be escaped
farm animals? The urine oh
the floor, urinals and toilets by
"badly aimed" plumbing; the
toilets clogged with everything
from personal hygiene prod-
ucts to toilet paper to reports
with bad grades. Have you seen
any of that? Now think about
having to clean that up every
day, five days a week, every
week school is in session.
Have you thanked any of
the janitorial staff recently
for giving you a clean place to
plant your butt and take care of
business? Why not? They work
hard to clean up after the slobs
among us, and they do a good
job. Would you want to do
what they do?
What about the people
who prepare the food we eat?
Granted, some of it has the
taste of well, something,
but that doesn't matter. When
was the last time some of you
even said anything to them,
except to complain about
something?
These are by no means the
only examples of the crassness
that has overtaken the ECU
campus, but I won't bore you
with anymore.
The Golden Rule states,
"Do unto others as you would
have them do unto you There
is also another saying, "What
goes around comes around
That being the case, there
are a bunch of masochists
on campus who enjoy being
treated like crap. Are you one
of them?
There have been movies,
books and songs extolling
the power of helping others
and the snowball effect such
actions have, so 1 offer the fol-
lowing suggestion: Let's make
June "Random Acts of Kindness
Month" at ECU.
Just once a day (or more),
do something kind. Improve
your aim (at the toilets and
trash cans). Hold the door for
the person behind you. Thank
someone for the job they are
doing.
Doing this will not only
make another person's day a
little brighter, you may also
improve your own as well.
Besides, it can also be fun.
Notice the look of shock that
will appear on some people's
faces after you do this. That
alone is worth it.
. Give it a try. The only
thing it can hurt is rudeness
and selfishness.





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FEATURES
ROBBIE DERR
Features Editor
features@theeastcarollnian.com
252.328.6366
What is your favorite
reality TV show and why?
M.D. JOYNER
CLASSICS MAJOR
"Ha Band It was nice to
sec young African Americans
live up their dream P.Diddy
was hilarious
BETH SOUDERS
BUSINESS MAJOR
The Bachelor It's fun to
see how fast people think they
fall in love
BRITT SHOLAR
BUSINESS MAJOR
Fear factor I think it's
pretty funny to see the people
freak out when they have to
do Cftzy things or eat weird
things
Viewers are losing sight of reality
6-02-04
Reality TV phenomena
sweeps across nation
JESSICA CRESON
STAFF WRITER
Whenever you turn on the televi-
sion nowadays, it seems that you are
completely bombarded by so called
reality television shows. It's hard to
say what it is about reality shows
that cause them to be so popular.
Every major channel has pro-
duced numerous reality shows
within the past few years, and
most of them are successful.
This fad seems to be taking over
television all together.
"They are just so hyped upand are
on all the basic channels, so everyone
sees them said Kate McCullough,
a public relations graduate.
What kind of reality is stemming
from these shows? Audiences are
requiring the shows to be increas-
ingly outrageous to upstage the
previous episode. "Extreme Make-
over" wasn't enough, there needed
to be something mo.e intense,
giving viewers a show known as
"The Swan This show performs
extreme plastic surgery where the
people are not even recognized, and
then the chosen ones compete in a
beauty pageant.
"It is absolutely ridiculous that it
has gone from makeovers to (make-
overs that include) plastic surgery said
Katy French, senior journalism major.
Some people are fighting a war,
dealing with diseases or living in
poverty. Shows such as "The Swan"
and even "Joe Millionaire" display
how superficial people can be.
"I don't think that it cultivates
inner beauty McCullough said.
Ethical issues are definitely in
question at times with a few of these
shows. How far will entertainment go
to satisfy its viewers with the most
outrageous stuff?
Shows that offer people money
as rewards for going through with
extreme stunts, such as "Fear Factor
are often the most popular.
Many people love reality televi-
sion, in turn making the shows very
profitable and sought after by televi-
sion executives. Does this mean the �
viewers are the cause of this sudden
outbreak of what is now becoming
"reality?" Marrying someone that �
you have just met on television with
millions watching is not reality. This
does not happen to regular people,
unless someone has intentionally
made it happen, which may or may
not be considered reality.
Suddenly thrown into a house
with several unknown people is not
quite reality either. "Heal World"
was one of the first shows to observe
"real" life and has continued to be
popular throughout its approximate $
decade run, with the newest series jeff Probst, host of all the "Suvivor"
shows to date, including the most
see REALITY page 10 recent "Suvivor All-Stars
Tyra Banks with "America's Next
Top Model" runner-up Mercedes
Scebla-Shorte
Summer savings can
Ways to secure your financial future
RACHEL LANDEN
SENIOR WRITER
lor many students, summer vacation
is hardly something that can be called a
vacation. The three months of freedom from
school often present the perfect opportunity
to get a job and bolster that bank account.
Whether you are working part�time or
full-time, paying bills or mooching off your
parents, you could probably manage to put
away a little money from each paycheck to
save for a so-called rainy day.
However, if you are storing that extra
cash under your mattress, or even in a savings
account with a measly 2 xrcent interest rate,
you are not much Ixnter off than the person
whose money burns a hole in his or her pocket.
As a college student, now is a great time
to start thinking about, and planning for
your financial future. If you begin saving and
investing now, you will get a terrific head start
on your peers, who often put off until tomor-
row what could (and should) lie done today.
For example, imagine this scenario
involving two friends. Jenny and Joe, who
are both 25 years old. Even though retire-
ment is 40 years away for each, Jenny has
started to consider that relaxing and stress-
free part of her future.
At age 25, Jenny starts investing $2,000a
year; just 10 years later, she stops contribut-
ing nume) toiler, iccount. At the tune Jenny
quits investing, Joe decides that maybe he
should open an account. Therefore, at age
35, following Jenny's lead, Joe begins to
invest $2,000ayear. However, unlikeJenny,
Joe continues to add $2,000 to his account
every year until he is 65.
By the time they reach retirement, the
two friends have both experienced consid-
erable growth in their accounts, earning 8
percent interest annually. However, despite
investing three times as much money as
Jenny, Joe has only about three-fourths what
Jenny has. Thanks to compounding interest,
dividends and capital gains, Jenny's invest-
ment grew from $20,000 to $314,870. Joe's
increased from $60,000 to $244,692.
What is the moral of the story? Start
investing now. You might not have $2,000
that you can contribute to an account each
year, but as this story illustrates, the initial
capital is not nearly as important as the time
involved. What matters is that you start saving
and investing now for the future. Given
enough time, the payoff can be substantial.
But where do you earn 8 percent inter-
est? If you have your money in a typical
savings account at your local bank, you are
probably lucky to even earn one-fourth of
this in interest per year.
Fortunately, you have other options for
stowing your money - CDs, bonds, stocks,
mutual funds and IRAs. Each has its own ben
efits and drawbacks, so in order to determine
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many former 'Idol' contestants are
riding the show's publicity wave to
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After appearing on the famous
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didn't make it to the final round to be
crowned the "American Idol They
knew they already had the exposure
to further pursue their talents.
Many are viewing "American
Idol" as a contest that sells music.
Each week the show promotes its
contestants' talents, and more often
than not record labels notice their
skills even if the contestant does not
become the next 'Idol
Throughout the past two sea-
sons, many contestants who made
it into the top twelve received maxi-
mum TV exposure aiding in jump-
starting their music careers. Kelly
Clarkson was rightfully crowned the
first "American Idol" and helped to
throttle the competition into the pop
culture phenomenon it is today.
As winner of the competition,
Clarkson released her debut album.
"Thankful" with RCA Records and is
in the process of creating her second
album.
Season one runner-up, Justin
Guarini has since released his self
titled debut album also with RCA
Records. Although he didn't win
the competition, the runner up still
scores a record deal with RCA.
Such is not the case for any of
the contestants who were booted out
of the competition before the final
show. They leave with no deals,
only the publicity the show created
for them.
"You spend all that time voting
for your favorite and just because
they don't make the cut doesn't
mean they can't continue said Lee
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Concerts
"American Idol" Summer Tour
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"I think they all need to continue
after the show
Season one contestant, Tamyra
Cray, has been doing well for her-
self as a result of her 'Idol' exposure.
Cray made it to the final four before
being voted off. Since then, Cray
has landed an acting gig on "Boston
Public" where she had a recurring
role in seven episodes. Gray recently
released her debut album, "The
Dreamer" with 19 Records.
Gray wrote the majority of the
lyrics for her album, and wrote the
lyrics for season three winner, Fan-
tasia Barrino's first single.
RJ Helton, a top-five contestant
from the first season of'Idol' released
his debut album March 23 with B-
RiteZomba. His album "Real Life"
is a contemporary Christian album
exploring his relationship with
Christ and his past dealing with
child abuse.
The second season of "Ameri-
can Idol" has produced even more
album-wielding contestants than
season one.
Winner Ruben Studdard has his
album, "Soulful" out on J-Records,
and runner-up Clay Aiken has
released "Measure of a Man" on
RCA.
Top-three contestant, Kimberly
Locke, has just released her debut
album, "One Love" on Curb Records.
Her single, "8th World Wonder has
been jamming the pop airwaves,
and Locke has made many public
appearances including a stop at the
Cavern in downtown Greenville this
past spring.
Another big voice from season
two was Ftenchie Davis. Although
she didn't get far in the competi-
tion she has still managed to score
a few gigs.
Davis is currently participating
in another run of the Pulitzer Prize
winning musical "Rent" and has
loaned her talents to the musical
"Dreamgirls
Who could forget the singing
Marine, Josh Gracin from season
two? Gracin currently has his single,
"1 Want to Live out on country
radio and television. Gracin's self-
titled debut album on Hollywood
Records is said to be out in stores
June 15.
Carmen Rasmusen, from season
two is deciding between several
recording contracts and has a tar-
geted summer release for her first
album and single "Be With You
This season's winner, Fantasia
Barrino will release her single, "1
Believe" June 15. Runner up Diana
DeGarmo will release her single
June 22.
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6-02-04
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p.m. and last approximately one hour.
In case of rain or inclement weather,
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Bring a blanket or chair and come out
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for the whole family.
June 6 The Tar River Community Band
will inaugurate the 30th summer of
Sunday in the Park with their usual
blend of classical and pop music.
June 13 The Greenville Summer
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the areas finest musicians in a concert
that will please the entire family.
June 20 The Steep Canyon Rangers
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performance of their stunning debut
last summer. It is just one of the finest
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Sunday in the Park tradition. Come
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Finances from page 6
ine your goals and then find which
one fits your personal plan the best.
With a CD, or certificate of
deposit, you are lending your money
to the bank for a set period of time. In
exchange, you receive an established
rate of annual interest on your loan
to the bank. When the time period
is up, the CD is said to have reached
maturity, and you get your initial
investment back.
The greatest advantage of a CD
is that your money is safe and guar-
anteed because the Federal Deposit
Insurance Corporation insures your
assets up to100,000. However, CDs
produce small returns, and you can't
get your money out without paying
a pricey penalty.
Bonds are similar to CDs, except
for a few differences. They are also
like lOUs, but are issued by govern-
ments, government agencies and
companies. You are not guaranteed
a set interest rate, but you will prob-
ably earn about 5 percent, which is
similar to that of a CD.
If you are looking for a larger
return, but also willing to take
greater risks, then perhaps you are
ready to buy stock. A stock is simply
a piece of ownership in a company.
If the company does well, the stock
price will increase, and you will make
money. However, if the stock price
drops, you lose money.
The stock market is very vola-
tile, but over time, stock prices
tend to rise. This is why, if you are
going to invest in stocks, you need
to have time on your side. Very few
people get rich quick trading stocks;
most people who make money in
the stock market invest for the
long haul.
Another way to manage your risk
is by purchasing a variety of stocks,
or diversifying. Follow the old adage,
and don't put all your eggs in one
basket.
Investing in a mutual fund is a
good way of diversifying your sav-
ings, without personally having to
worry about choosing individual
stocks. Instead, a fund manager
selects and compiles a portfolio of
investments, of which you and other
shareholders own a portion.
Each day, the fund manager adds
up the worth of all the holdings and
how many shares have been pur-
chased in order to calculate the net
asset value, or the price of a single
share of the fund. If the NAV gets
bigger, consequently, your shares
increase in value.
All of the previously mentioned
investment types have their merits,
but for. those who are willing to invest
for the much more distant future, a
Roth Individual Retirement Account
may be the best answer.
To invest in an IRA, you must be
earning income from a job. At this
time, the most you can cotribute per
year is $3,000, but in 2005 the limit
will rise to $4,000. Three years later,
the contribution cap will increase to
$5,000 annually.
The greatest advantage of an
IRA is that earnings are tax-free,
but you must be willing not to
touch the money until retirement;
otherwise, you will get socked with
major fees. While on the subject of
fees, be sure to ask providers about,
and compare their fees for startup,
annual maintenance, changing
investments or withdrawing money.
Whatever option you may choose, it
is best to get. started now. Think
about the story of Jenny and Joe,
and begin investing in your future
now. If you can spare a little money
from this summer's paychecks, you
can take the first step toward finan-
cial freedom.
It should be well worth whatever
you have to sacrifice now. In fact, in
the end it could be worth several
hundred thousand dollars.
This writer can be contacted
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Glossary
CD - certificate of deposit; issued
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set interest rate.
Roth IRA - individual retirement
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the principal and earnings sans
taxes.
Bond - loan to a government,
company or other
institution;receive interest and the
principal at a specific time.
Stock - share in a corporation;
high risk, but also the potential for
great reward.
Mutual Fund - diversified portfolio
managed by an investment
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Reality from page 6
being MTV's "The Inferno People
are chosen almost like characters for
these reality show situations.
"People just get so mesmerized
by them. They are almost becoming
like soap operas McCullough said.
Now that "Friends" and "Fraiser"
are oft the air, what is coming next
to fill the slots? Television seems to
be lacking the dramas like "90210
"Melrose Place"and "Felicity Reality
television could possibly be taking the
place of dramas or soap operas.
These shows are becoming like
sitcoms or dramas with a certain
story line that the audience already
has in mind and is played out week
after week.
A look behind the scenes of
reality television on VH1 has said
that people working on the sets of
reality television instigate crushes
and conflicts. It is known that the
drama that unfolds on the shows is
not always reality per say.
The more personal and relative
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RYAN DOWNEY
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sports@theeastcarolinian.com
252.328.6366
Sports Briefs
Pirate sports
network expanded for
baseball postseason
An additional four radio stations will
broadcast all ECU baseball games
during the NCAA Tournament.
In addition to WGHB AM 1250 in
Greenville, fans will be able to listen
to games on stations across eastern
North Carolina. The games will be
carried on radio stations WJCV AM 1290
(Jacksonville), WRMT AM 1490 (Rocky
Mount), WWGP AM 1050 (Sanford) and
WIAM AM 900 (Williamston). Charles
will call the play-by-play for each of
the Pirates' postseason games, while
former ECU Head Coach Gary Overton
will serve as the color analyst.
Softball adds two junior
college players to 2005 roster
Stephanie Hayes and Ashley Quick
have each signed a National Letter of
Intent to play Softball at ECU in 2005,
announced Pirate Head Coach Tracey
Kee. Both student-athletes spent last
season at Chipola College, where
they were named second team All-
Panhandle Conference. As a pitcher
at Chipola last season, Hayes posted
a 16-4 record with an earned run
average (ERA) of 0.76 She struck out
179 batters in 129 innings pitched this
past season, ranking fourth among
junior college pitchers in the state of
Florida Hayes is a native of Century, Ra.
Quick, an infielder from Dunlap, III led
her team in hitting this past season with
a 360 batting average and collected
a team-best of 46 hits. She also led
Chipola In runs scored (29) and was
its second-leading run producer with
17 RBls. Hayes and Quick are the
third and fourth junior college players
from Chipola to sign with ECU over
the past two seasons. Rising seniors
Shirley Burleson and Leigh Savoy also
attended Chipola prior to enrolling at
ECU in the fall of 2003.
Pirates make quick exit from C-USA tourney
ECU prepares to host regional
BRENT WYNNE
STAFF WRITER
Heading into the conference
tournament fresh off a series win
against Southern Miss, the Pirates
faltered after a first round victory
against Louisville by losing to
Houston and TCU in consecutive
games and garnered a fifth place
finish.
In the opener, the Pirates made
quick work of the Cardinals in seven
innings with a 13-2 victory. Greg
Bunn went the distance, scattering
seven hits and two walks, while
striking out three. Bunn improved
to 9-0 on the season with the
win.
A trio of hitters led ECU at the
plate. Drew Costanzo, Ryan Nor-
wood and John Poppert each had
three hits for the Pirates. Norwood
and Poppert collected four RBls
apiece and sophomore third
baseman Mark Minicozzi added
three RBls.
The Pirates were pitted against
the host team, Houston, in round
two after the Cougars defeated in-
state rival TCU. ECU carried a 5-3 lead
into the eighth inning, but watched
it slip away as Houston scored twice
in the eighth and once in the ninth
to win the game 6-5.
Jamie Paige, Ryan Jones and Billy
Richardson all had three hits to lead
the Pirates in the loss.
Matt Bishop was saddled with the
loss after giving up the game-win-
ning hit in the ninth.
TCU eliminated Louisville in
The Pirates started the C-USA tourney fast before losing two straight
the loser's bracket to set up a game
between the Horned Frogs and the
Pirates in the loser's bracket finals.
After taking an early 4-3 lead,
the Horned Irogs exploded for seven
runs down the stretch en route to a
10-4 triumph over the Pirates.
Road to Omaha starts in Kinston
Pirates play at Grainger
Stadium this weekend
TRENT WYNNE
STAFF WRITER
The Pirates will try to make
their dreams come true as they enter
postseason nlav this upcoming
weekend. The
field of 64 teams
was released on
Monday with
ECU grabbing
a number one
regional seed
and host. The Pirates will take on
Stony Brook (29-25) in the opening
round, and the Seahawks of Wilm-
ington (38-21) are pitted against the
Tennessee Volunteers (37-22). Here
is a look at the competition.
The 2 Kinston regional seed, Ten-
nessee Volunteers: The Volunteers are
all-too-familiar visitors to Grainger
Stadium and should provide the big-
gest interest in this year's region. In
2001, ECU had the super-regional
host and was
T two games away
from Omaha,
but only saw
it slip away
at the mercy
of Tennessee.
However, times have changed.
Tennessee will not hit with much
power throughout the regional, but
will still be pesky at the plate. Their
leading home run hitter has only
produced six the entire season. Add
in Grainger Stadium and this is one
ball club that won't win on the long
ball. What will keep them in ball-
games is their potent pitching staff,
which has five guys with a 3.33 ERA
or better on the season. Opponents
have hit a meager .242 collectively
against the Volunteers, which is
definitely an accomplishment
having played in college baseball's
toughest conference this year, the
SEC, which has nine teams in the
NCAA tourney. Tennessee will not
get blown out in any game due to
their solid slingers, but will they hit
the ball enough to move on?
�3 Kinston regional seed, UNC-
W Seahawks: A name that appears
a little scary to most Pirate fans after
what happened earlier this year in
the last game at Harrington Field.
The 'Hawks pounded out five home
runs in that game alone, beating the
Pirates 15-5. ECU proved, however,
that their pitching could stifle the
UNC-W bats in a rematch at Wilm-
ington, which ECU won 3-0. The
CAA champs come in with a lot of
momentum having won 20of their
last 26 contests against some pretty
good competition. A solid team up
and down, the Seahawks would be
a tough draw for any team in the
nation at this point. Offensively,
UNC-W can drive the long ball as
well as blast the gaps. Opponents
have hit .269 against them this
year. This should be an interesting
first round game between Tennessee
and UNC-W, both sharing a piece
of history with the Pirates.
4 Kinston regional seed, Stony
Hrook Seawolves: The American East
champions are making their first-
ever appearance in the NCAA.
Stony Brook will have a very tough
time coming out of this regional and
moving on. The Seawolves drew the
Pirates in the first round and ECU
is hungry to say the least. How-
ever, Stony Brook will not be a
pushover. They can hit for power
just as good as any of the three
teams in the Pirates' region. They
will have to do a lot of hitting if
they want to even keep it close
against the Pirates. A team bat-
ting average of .268 will not be
enough to win a game in this
region. As far as pitching goes,
the Seawolves have a pretty solid
staff. Opponents hit .271 against
them, but Stony Brook can strike
out guys in massive numbers. Let's
face it, though, their competition
throughout the year does not com-
pare with any other team in this
region. Congratulations to Stony
Brook on making it this far, but
this is where it ends.
My predictions: ECU will roll
past Stony Brook in the opening
round and Tennessee will win a
tight one with UNC-W. In the first
elimination game on Saturday, the
Seawolves will bid farewell with
another defeat. The Pirates will
put up big offensive numbers on
Tennessee's Saturday starter as the
Volunteers will throw their best stuff
against UNC-W the first round.
ECU beats Tennessee on Satur-
day and a rested UNC-W team will
win Saturday's nightcap against a
fatigued Volunteer club. The Pirates
will get another rematch with Wilm-
ington, but this time there will be
no doubt that the Pirates will roll
to the regional championship and
move on.
This writer can be contacted
at sports@theeastcarolinian.com.
Mike Flye took the loss for the
Pirates on the mound.
Trevor Lawhorn led the Pirates
with two hits on the game.
TCU went on to defeat Houston
see BASEBALL page 13
The Disc
Golf Diaries
Durham brings familiarity
ROBERT LEONARD
STAFF WRITER
Robert Leonard is a staff writer for
TEC sports section. This summer he
is competing in tournaments all over
the country. Each week of the summer,
Robert will chronicle' the events and
offer an insider's view of disc golf for
all to see.
This weekend was in Durham,
and for all the traveling I do, 30
minutes away is considered a local
event. Staying at home is always nice
during tournament play.
It's funny, the top pros still stay
in hotels at local tournaments just so
they stay in the tournament feel.
The course is a technical course -
plenty of short shots that wind through
hills and trees. It's not the best course
I've ever played, but certainly not the
worst. The course and I do have some
history. I won the PDGA tour event in
the division below where I currently-
played early last year, so I always have a
good feeling when I go to this course.
I came out oft he gates feeling good
- shot a 47 (-7) with three bogeys. I was
in third, two off the lead.
Second round was probably
the best start to a PDGA round I've
ever had. Birdied six out of my first
seven holes, two of which were two
of the harder holes on the course. I
started on hole six that round, and
holes 1-5 are all very easy. I was very
happy to be a six under with those
holes left. In addition, holes 13-17
see DISC page 13





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6-02-04
Major League Baseball heats up
Central Division tops all
divisions in National League
BRANDON HUGHES
SENIOR WRITER
Memorial Day, the unofficial
beginning of summer, brings new-
found enthusiasm to the world of
sports. For the next several scorch-
ing months, Major League Baseball
makes its way to the forefront.
For fantasy baseball gurus, this
year has brought much more interest
and enthusiasm for the game. If you
want to become more involved and
knowledgeable about the game, there
is nothing like spicing it up with a
little competition with friends and
people around the country.
The dust has settled around the
BAI.CO controversy and steroids.
There are stories abound
throughout the league with plenty
of surprise teams and players. Derek
Jeter headlines the major disap-
pointments thus far, although he
has picked up his game as of late.
It's time to take a look at the teams
and players and make a few predic-
tions for the end of the season. It's
only May, but the summer passes by
fasterthan a Randy Johnson fastball,
and October soon follows.
National League East
The defending World Series
champion Florida Marlins have a
solid hold on the East this season
with virtually the same team as a
season ago. The Marlins might have
a little trouble keeping the lead as
Josh Beckett was recently sent to the
disabled list and Dontrelle Willis
has been less than spectacular on
the mound. No one knows how
they do it, but Jack McKeon's squad
gets it done. Speedsters Juan Pierre
and Luis Castillo have set the table
for Mike Lowell and phenom Miguel
Cabrera.
Philadelphia was the preseason
favorite of many to represent the
National League in October, but a
rough start has them in second place.
The At la nta Bra ves a re hoveri ng a rou nd
the .500 mark thanks to some unfor-
tunate injuries. Bobby Cox has sent
virtually their AAA team on the field
for much of the season. Chipper Jones,
Marcus Giles, J.D. Drew, Rafael lurcal
and Adam LaRoche have all missed
significant time with injuries. Without
these mishaps, the Braves would likely
be in the driver's seat again.
National League Central
� The Central Division is by far the
best division in the National League.
All six teams are at or above the .500
see MLB page 16
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were all birdiable, but harder than
the other holes. Eighteen is by far
the hardest on the course, and a par
is a good score. After six birdies, I go
par, double bogey, par, double bogey. I
would birdie 17 to get back to three
under, but would only get one birdie
between 1-5 to shoot a 50, four under
which put me in a tie for third, four
off the leader.
This morning's round was
- well, not good. 1 had four "cut
throughs We use that term when
the disc hits the chains, but some-
how squeezes out the back of the
basket - it literally cuts through the
basket. I also had a bad drive on a hole
and decided to play smart and play for
bogey. My approach for par hit a root
and rolled about 80 or 90 feet deep in
the woods, leaving me no shot to get
out, and 1 took a triple bogey. 1 also
got another bad roll on a hole that
caused a double bogey. With all this,
I only shot 54 (Even). This dropped
me to tenth and out of contention.
I was just playing for pride during
the last round. I would shoot 49 (five
under) and move up a spot and finish
ninth. That won me about $40 in
merchandise. Considering the entry-
fee was $20, it was a good weekend. I
would finish at 16 under, a whopping
13 strokes off the lead.
Next week: Richmond, Va.
This writer can be contacted at
sports@theeas tcarolinian. com.
BdSBbdll from page 11
twice and Southern Miss once in the
championship game to win the Con-
ference USA tournament.
Despite an early exit from
the tournament, Head Coach
Randy Mazey knows this weekend
is not a microcosm of things to
come.
"We just decided in the (post
game) huddle that we're not going
to talk about this game. We're not
going to talk about this tournament
said Mazey.
"We have put ourselves in an
excellent position. I think our record
is 48-11. Going into the season, I
don't think there is a guy in that
huddle that wouldn't take 48-11.
"We're five wins away from
Omaha. We're going to start the
season over. All we have to do is win
five, and we're very capable of doing
that Mazey said.
The five wins will start Friday
night at Grainger Stadium in Kin-
ston as the Pirates face Stony Brook,
a first time regional participant, in the
nightcap at 7 p.m. UNC-W and Ten-
nessee round out the Kinston regional
bracket. Game time for the Seahawks
and the Volunteers is 3 p.m.
This writer can be contacted
at sports@theeastcarolinian.com.
Lakers finish off Wolves
LOS ANGELES � Kareem Rush
just kept firing that smooth left-
handed jumper from 3-point range,
and it kept going in.
When the biggest game of his life
to date was over, with Rush having
played a starring role in a playoff
game for the first time, he spoke
like a grizzled veteran who knew
the feeling.
"I'm not a guy who gets overly
excited Rush said. "It's great to be
here, but we've got four more games
to win, and then 1 can celebrate
After shooting 4-of-16 for 11
points in the first five games of the
Western Conference finals, Rush
scored a career playoff-high of 18 on
six 3-pointers in Game 6, leading the
Los Angeles Lakers to a 96-90 victory
over the Minnesota Timberwolves on
Monday night.
By winning the conference finals
4-2, the Lakers earned their fourth
NBA Finals berth in five years. The
exception was last year, when Rush
was a seldom-used rookie and they
lost to eventual champion San Anto-
nio in the second round.
Now, for the most part, Rush is a
seldom-used two-year veteran.
"Kareem was obviously the story
of the night Lakers coach Phil
Jackson said. "He played a game of
a career, obviously
Rush averaged 2.9 points and
13.4 minutes in the Lakers' previ-
ous 16 playoff games. He played 23
minutes Monday night, including
the entire fourth quarter.
"I just have to stay ready he
said. "I know I didn't get a lot of
playing time in this series. Guys
have been playing well. They went
small, and the coach threw me in.
And after 1 made my first shot, 1 knew
. it was going to be a good night. It just
kept going in for me
Shaquille O'Neal had 25 points
and 11 rebounds, and Kobe Bryant
added 20 points to lead the Lakers,
who will face Detroit or Indiana in
the NBA Finals starting Sunday. The
best-of-seven series will open in Los
Angeles if Detroit wins the Eastern
Conference finals and in Indiana if
the Pacers win.
"This is the reason I came over
here said Karl Malone, who had 10
points, 10 rebounds and seven assists
and had the grueling task of guarding
league MVP Kevin Garnett.





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THE EAST CAROLINIAN � SPORTS
6-02-04
MLB from page 12
mark with the Cincinnati Reds as the
surprise leader in that division. Ken
Griffey Jr. is back in a big way for
the new Big Red Machine. Griffey is
healthy and has plenty of help. First
baseman Sean Casey is leading the
league in hitting and closer Danny
Graves is on pace to break the single
season saves record.
Roger Clemens came out of retire-
ment to join Houston along with ex-
Yankee Andy Pettitte. Clemens has to
be the Cy Young favorite. Milwaukee
and Pittsburgh are both playing well
with plenty of exciting young players.
Ben Sheets has been outstanding on
the mound for the Brewers and Scott
Podsednik has been producing as a
dangerous lead-off man, leading the
league in steals. Craig Wilson and his
hair, which rivals Johnny Damon,
should be a shoo-in as an All-Star.
National League West
More surprises out West, the San
Diego Padres are cruising in first as
Colorado and Arizona are fading fast.
Former ECU standout Chad Tracy and
his Diamondbacks are struggling. The
highlight of the season was the perfect
game thrown by Randy Johnson on
May 18. Since then, there hasn't been
much to cheer about in the desert.
A young nucleus of players includ-
ing Khalil Greene, Sean Burroughsand
Jake Peavy are the reason the Padres are
out in front, but look for the Dodgers
to overtake them soon. Adrian Beltre
and Paul loDuca are hitting extremely
well and newcomer Milton Bradley has
been a nice addition in center field.
American League East
The East should be cut down to
two teams - no one has a chance with
the Red Sox and the "Evil Empire
Boston handled the Yankees easily
early in the season, but New York has
since responded. Alex Rodriguez will
hit .290 with 40 homeruns again and
it's just a matter of time before another
controversy with Jeter begins.
Baltimore has a solid lineup, but
absolutely no pitching. Toronto has
power hitters Carlos Delgado and
Vernon Wells, but not much else. Roy
I la I laday's season i n 2003 seems to be a
fluke, he won't win 20 games and will
lose more by the All-Star break than he
did all of last season. Tampa Bay - well,
they're Tampa Bay.
American League Central
The Central is playing for who
will be eliminated first in the play-
offs. Most likely it will be the Chicago
White Sox. Chicago has displayed a
dynamic offense, but their bullpen
is awful. The Minnesota Twins are in
second, but have more talent. They
have more good players than open
positions and a few trades later in the
season can put them in the playoffs.
The Detroit Tigers will continue-
to surprise as the season goes along.
Instead of being around .500 to start
off, however, they'll surprise people
TheldsarednlopoTtheNLCr
by not having the worst record in
all of baseball. A few more additions
and they have the makings of a solid
ball club.
American League West
Another shocker in the West is
the Texas Rangers. Who needs A-
Rod? How is Alfonso Soriano forgot-
ten so fast? Soriano was deemed the
eventual best second baseman in
history, but out of the limelight,
he's just another All-Star. Reality
check, he's still that player and the
Rangers are for real. Michael Young
has replaced A-Rod and his
numbers rival the Yankee third base-
man.
However, Anaheim has the best
record, but has been decimated by
injuries. Troy Glaus and Garret Ander-
son may have been lost for the season.
Chone Figgins andjeff DeVanon have
stepped in well. Anaheim also has the
best throwing outfield in baseball. Jose
Guillen, Raul Mondesi and Vladimir
Guerrero have cannons.
N.L. Playoff Predictions: Florida
Marlins, Atlanta Braves, Houston
Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers.
Winning another division title
would be Atlanta's biggest achieve-
ment. There is no reason why it can't
happen again. John Smoltz is the only
player from their decade of domi-
nance, but the keys are manager
Bobby Cox and Coach Leo Mazzone.
They haven't gone anywhere and
with players coming back from injury
and their pitchers starting to come
around, notch another title. Houston
gets the nod over the Cubs. All you
hear from Chicagoians is "this is it
Nagging injuries to Sammy Sosa, Kerry
Wood and Mark Prior will do them in,
sorry Cubs fans, maybe next year.
A.L. Playoff Predictions: New York
Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Anaheim
Angels and Minnesota Twins. Before
the season, I was a firm believer that
this was Boston's year to finally break
the curse. Not going to happen, it's
the Yankees again. Pitching was a
big question mark for New York, but
in the playoffs, you only need three.
Kevin Brown, Javier Vasquez and
Jon Lieber will do the job for Joe
Torre.
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The East Carolinian, June 2, 2004
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East Carolina's student-run campus newspaper was first published in 1923 as the East Carolina Teachers College News (1923-1925). It has been re-named as The Teco Echo (1925, 1926-1952), East Carolinian (1952-1969), Fountainhead (1969-1979), and The East Carolinian (1969, 1979-present). It includes local, state, national, and international stories with a focus on campus events.
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June 02, 2004
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