The East Carolinian, July 28, 2004

Volume 79 Number 151
July 28, 2004
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, left, and his Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia,
right, lift hands in the air together following their cabinet meeting in Arafat's
headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah Tuesday.
Palestinian premier
retracts resignation,
ends standoff with Arafat
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP)
� Palestinian Prime Minister
Ahmed Qureia retracted his resig-
nation Tuesday, ending a two-week
standoff with Yasser Arafat that
raised questions on the Palestinian
leader's ability to rein in dissident
elements of his ruling Fatah move-
Qureia resigned earlier this
month in frustration at Arafat's
refusal to let him restructure the
security forces and deal with grow-
ing unrest in the Palestinian areas.
However, Arafat refused to let him
step down.
Arafat's almost absolute control
over the Palestinian Authority has
been a source of frustration for the
United States and other countries
hoping to promote reform among
the Palestinian leadership.
Hassan Abu Libdeh, general
secretary of the Cabinet, said Arafat
and Qureia had agreed to grant more
power to officials overseeing the
security forces.
However, speaking to reporters,
Qureia denied that.
"I'm not going to bargain with
the president about authority over
the security branches Qureia told
a news conference in the West Bank
City of Ramallah.
"We have enough powers over
them as it stands
The two men emerged from a
closed-door meeting, kissing each
other on the cheeks and holding up
their hands together.
"The president refused my res-
ignation, and I will comply Qureia
"This is a new step toward reform
and imposing the rule of law. There
will be actions on the ground
Qureia's resignation coincided
with a wave of kidnappings, riots and
calls for reform that put Arafat in one
of his most difficult positions since
returning to the Palestinian territo-
ries from exile a decade ago.
Fatah rebels had called for an
overhaul of the Palestinian security
forces, including the replacement
of Arafat's disliked cousin, Moussa
Arafat, as head of security in the
Gaza Strip.
Moussa Arafat's appointment
set off demonstrations in Gaza by
members of the president's own
Fatah movement - an unprecedented .
display of public discord.
The protesters demanded that
Moussa Arafat be removed as head
of security in Gaza, charging that he
was tainted with corruption, includ-
ing weapons and drugs smuggling.
Clinton tells revved-up Democrats
that Kerry would 'rally the world'
BOSTON (AP) � Democrats,
energized by their last first lady, got
their first long look Tuesday at the
multimillionaire heiress who would
be their next one as they turned to
John Kerry's outspoken wife and an
aging liberal warrior to define the
Massachusetts senator they would
put in the White House.
Teresa Heinz Kerry, widow of a
Republican senator who inherited
his family's ketchup fortune, and
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy offered the
nation a more personal and family
view of the party's candidate for
president on the second night of the
Democratic National Convention.
Kerry appeared Tuesday in the
Navy town of Norfolk, Va where he
called for the Sept. 11 commission to
continue working past its scheduled
end date of Aug. 26 to ensure recom-
mended reforms are put in place.
Kerry arrived at the convention
today as the question of whether he
or Bush can best protect America
from terrorists continued to domi-
nate the political debate.
His wife, Heinz Kerry, who drew
attention this week by telling a
reporter to "shove it said in an inter-
view broadcast Tuesday she would
do it again, displaying the same
unapologetic bluntness that Vice
President Dick Cheney showed when
he defended uttering a vulgarity to a
Democratic senator last month.
"If someone is really attacking
your honor, or trying really to be
dishonest, really to try to get you, I
think most Americans, most people,
would say, you know, defend your-
self. And that's what I did she said
on CBS-TV's "The Early Show
In the interview, which was
taped Tuesday, Heinz Kerry also
acknowledged her reluctance to
see her second husband run for the
White House. Her first husband, Sen.
John Heinz, R-Pa was killed in a
plane crash in 1991.
"When you can see the faces of
presidents when they go in and when
they come out, it's a huge weight
she said.
"A great honor, obviously, but a
huge weight
Former President Bill Clinton speaks to delegates during the Democratic
National Convention at the FleetCenter in Boston on Monday.
Democrats are also looking to
their keynote speaker, Barack Obama,
the Illinois Senate candidate who
would be the first black Democrat
ever to serve in the Senate, to ener-
gize the party's base.
"What I'd like to do is focus on
making sure that I give voice to the
stories that I'm hearing of people
across Illinois who are struggling
with health care bills that are rising,
trying to save for college and retire-
ment at the same time said Obama
in an interview Tuesday on CNN's
"American Morning
It was former President Bill
Clinton and his wife who were the
convention's stars Monday.
Introducing her husband Monday
night as "the last great Democratic
president New York Sen. Hillary
Rodham Clinton revved up the
packed convention hall by saying
Kerry "will lead the world, not alien-
ate it
When the former president
took the stage, delegates jumped
up, screamed, applauded and waved
placards. Even as he clearly enjoyed
it, Clinton quickly turned the focus
to insisting that Kerry would be a
good commander in chief.
"During the Vietnam War, many
young men, including the current
president, the vice president and
me, could have gone to Vietnam
and didn't. John Kerry came from
a privileged background. He could
have avoided going too, but instead,
he said: Send me said Clinton.
In keeping with the Democratic
convention strategy of avoiding
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News Briefs
ECU distance learning Includes
Fayettevllle worker In Iraq
students don't have to fear bullets
whizzing by their ears or bombs
exploding outside their room while
doing their homework.
The university introduced Enoc
Rodriguez, 32, of Fayetteville, on
Monday as the first ECU student to
take courses in a war zone through its
online distance learning program.
Rodriguez will be pursuing a
degree in information and computer
technology while working as a civilian
computer network administrator at a
military camp about an hour south of
"Sure it's dangerous over there, but
I'll just try to take care of myself said
Rodriguez. "Somebody has to do it"
He has worked in Iraq for the past five
months. He stopped in Greenville on the
tail end of a two-week vacation to sign
up for class. He'll return on Thursday to
Iraq where he'll pursue his coursework
over the next seven months.
Rodriguez is one of almost 2,400
students at ECU who participate in
distance learning. ECU received a
$128,000 grant from the University
of North Carolina system to
develop online versions of the
information and computer technology
department's four core courses.
"No matter where in the world they
are, they can have access to this
said Ralph Rogers, dean of the college
of technology and computer science.
"We are demonstrating that we are
meeting the needs of our students
Schwarzenegger and lawmakers
agree on California budget
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislative
leaders have agreed on an estimated
$103 billion budget for California,
ending a 26-day standoff and
overcoming a rift that widened after
the Republican governor ridiculed state
Democrats as "girlie men
While the agreement still needs
approval from two-thirds of
the Legislature, lawmakers are
expected to embrace the
compromise spending plan. A
vote is expected later this week.
With billions of dollars in borrowing and
one-time savings, the plan contains
little of the cuts the governor wanted
in January - but Schwarzenegger
shrugged off criticism, saying the
process has produced a fair and
workable plan.
"We were shooting for doing
the best job for the people of
California, and I think we have
accomplished that Schwarzenegger
said at a late night news
conference that capped an arduous
day of almost nonstop negotiations.
Woman received phone call
before disappearance
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The last day
her co-workers saw her, Lori Hacking
was heading home for the weekend
after getting a phone call leaving her
stunned and sobbing, The Associated
Press has learned. She never showed
up at her office the following Monday.
Several colleagues said Hacking had
been arranging foron-campus housing
at the University of North Carolina
medical school and that they believe
the school was returning a call to say
her husband, Mark Hacking, was not
enrolled there, as he had told her.
"She was visibly upset. She started to
cry and got up to walk away said her
supervisor, Randy Church, to the AP on
Monday. He said that when co-workers
asked her what was wrong, she replied,
"It's no big deal; I'm OK. But I think I will
go home
At the time of her disappearance, the
couple were packing to move to North
Carolina After she vanished, police
and family members learned that
besides lying about being accepted to
medical school, Mark Hacking had not
even graduated from college.
Lori Hacking left work early after
receiving the call Friday afternoon,
July 16. Mark Hacking reported his
wife's disappearance the following
Monday. She is now feared dead and
her husband has become the focus of
the police investigation.
U.S. hands over four French
suspects at Guantanamo to
PARIS(AP) -TheUnitedStateshas turned
over four Guantanamo Bay suspects to
France and is negotiating with Paris
about the transfer of three others, the
French government said Tuesday.
The French nationals were to appear
before France's counterintelligence
agency, the DST, and anti-terrorism
judge Jean-Louis Bruguiere upon
arrival in Paris, judicial officials said on
condition of anonymity.
They were to be placed under
investigation - one step short of
being official charged - for criminal
association with a terrorist enterprise,
the officials said.
Washington and Paris had been
working in recent weeks to allow
several of the seven French nationals
detained at the U.S. naval base to
return to France.
"American authorities have decided
to hand over to France four of these
detainees who will be repatriated to
France today said the ministry in a
Talks are to continue about handing
overthe three others, the statement said.
Written airline bomb threat declared hoax
Passengers disembark from a United Airlines flight from Australia to Los Angeles upon its return to Sydney on
Tuesday, after staff on board found a note carrying a bomb threat. Police declared the threat a hoax.
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) - A
written bomb threat forced a United
Airlines jet to return to Sydney Inter-
national Airport on Tuesday after it
took off for Los Angeles, but police
declared the threat a hoax after inter-
viewing all 246 passengers.
The hoax occurred days after
a purported al-Qaida affiliate in
Europe, the Tawhid Islamic Group,
warned it would turn Australia into
"pools of blood" if the government
did not withdraw its troops from
Iraq. Australia has nearly 900 mili-
tary personnel in the region.
Transport Minister John Ander-
son told Australian Broadcasting
Corp. radio the "object" discovered
was a note carrying a bomb threat. He
said the threat was being investigated.
Australian media reported the
note was written on an air sickness bag.
United Airlines said in a state-
ment that Flight 840 turned around
90 minutes into the flight. The
Boeing 747 taxied to a remote spot
at the alrpdrt after landing.
"As a precaution, the captain
immediately returned to Sydney,
landing without incident at 5:50
p.m. Further investigations will be
carried out the statement said.
Flights in and out of Sydney were
briefly halted or diverted while the
threatwasinvestigated, Anderson said.
"The first point to make is every-
one is safe, and flights in Australia are
now resuming he added. "Things
are returning to normal
Anderson said the plane was
being searched, but no bomb was
immediately found. Later, he told
ABC television he was "pretty sure
it was a hoax
Police commander Peter O'Brien
said all passengers were interviewed
and released.
The flight was rescheduled to fly
to Los Angeles on Wednesday.
After hearing about the emer-
gency on the radio, Elaine Sander
rushed back to the airport to meet
her 18-year-old American niece
Alissa Hornyak, who had been
returning home after a two-week
vacation in Australia.
"We haven't heard anything
from the airline, and we are just wait-
ing as you are Sander said. "We are
just hoping for the best

Study to protect migrant agro workers
Mohammed Mamdouh Helmi Qutb, the third highest ranking diplomat at
the Egyptian mission, sits next to an Egyptian flag after he arrived at the
Egyptian Embassy in Mansour, northwest of Baghdad, Iraq early Tuesday.
Qutb, released Monday night after three days as a hostage, returned to
work Tuesday, saying that his captors had treated him well.
Freed Egyptian diplomat
returns to work; mortar
attacks kill Iraqi worker
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) � A senior
Egyptian diplomat returned to work
Tuesday a day after being released by
militants, while a Baghdad mortar
barrage killed an Iraqi garbage collec-
tor and injured 14 coalition soldiers.
Gunmen also killed a hospital official
south of the capital.
The release of Mohammed Mam-
douh Helmi Qutb, the third ranking
diplomat at the Egyptian mission
here, came as two different militant
groups threatened to kill four new
foreign hostages in an increasingly
audacious wave of kidnappings in
Iraq. A third group threatened attacks
to cut off the highway between
Jordan and Baghdad, a key supply
route for the U.S. military.
As Qutb arrived at the Egyptian
Embassy in Mansour, northwest of
Baghdad, he thanked "all the people
concerned in securing his release
"Thanks to God, we are going
to perform our work at the embassy,
there is no problem Qutb told
Four or five mortars were fired
early Tuesday toward Baghdad's so-
called Green Zone, the site of Iraq's
interim government and the U.S.
and British embassies, said the U.S.
One mortar hit the Salhiya dis-
trict just outside the Green Zone,
killing an Iraqi garbage collector and
injuring another, according to an
"Associated Press Television News"
cameraman at the scene.
"This poor guy was just doing
his job and he has been killed by a
mortar intended for the coalition
said local resident Muthana Joma
Hassoun to APTN.
A military spokesman, speaking
on condition of anonymity, said
mortar fire injured 14 soldiers, but
their nationalities, the exact location
of the attack and the seriousness of
their wounds were not immediately
South of Baghdad, gunmen
assassinated the assistant director of
Mahmoudiya Hospital, the hospital's
chief said Tuesday.
Dr. Qassem el-Obaidi was shot
dead by assailants in a car as he
was driving home from work late
Monday, said the hospital's director,
Dr. Daoud al-Ta'i. Mahmoudiya is
about 25 miles south of Baghdad.
The violence has deeply ham-
pered efforts to rebuild Iraq and made
countries reluctant to send troops to
assist the new government.
In the southern city of Basra,
about 50 armed members of fire-
brand Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's
personal militia snatched about 20
people Monday during raids against
people selling and drinking alcohol,
said police. The detainees were later
handed over to police. During the
raids, militiamen dragged men out
of their houses and smashed cartons
of canned drinks, apparently beer,
"Al-Arabiya TV" showed in broadcast
The Egyptian diplomat's kidnap-
pers said they had seized him to deter
his country from giving security aid
to Iraq. An Egyptian official in Cairo
said no ransom was paid and the kid-
nappers released Qutb after realizing
Egypt was not sending troops.
When asked by reporters outside
his embassy Tuesday how he was
treated by the militants, Qutb said
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Mobile equipment measures
bodily effects of heat stress
In response to past heat stress
job-related injuries of Mexican farm
workers, the North Carolina Agro-
medicine institute is conducting a
study measuring the physiological
effects of heat on the workers in an
effort to reduce the injuries.
The department of labor
approached the North Carolina
Agromedical Institute and requested
this study be done after several past
incidents of migrant farm workers
being killed or put into vegetative
states and sent home due to heat
stress related injuries. The North
Carolina Agromedical institute
is entering their fourth and final
year of the study, said John Sabella,
interim director of the North Caro-
lina Agromedicine Institute.
"For too long we've focused
heavily on agricultural production
and have not paid enough atten-
tion to the emotional and physical
welfare of the workers who make up
the backbone of our industry said
Workers go out and test the
migrant workers during the months
of June - September when the workers
are working under the most extreme
heat. The study measures a number
of aspects including physiological
effects on the workers' cognition and
productivity, Sabella said.
Carol Maxwell, research associate
at the North Carolina Agromedicine
Institute, said the team conducting
the study goes out into fields and
does a number of tests on migrant
farm workers who are exposed to
intense heat for prolonged periods
of time. The test measures the bodily
responses to the heat using mobile
equipment that follows the workers
from field to field.
"We have instruments out in
the fields that produce a heat index
every two seconds, that way we can
coordinate exactly what kind of
environment they've been in and
how their body is responding said
Sabella said the workers are first
assessed early in the morning and
then put through another assessment
every two hours throughout the day
as they work.
Sabella said the tests not only
take into account what is going on
with the workers physiologically, but
also the environmental factors when
measuring a worker's bodily reaction
to the environment.
"We can correlate their physi-
ological responses to what was going
on environmentally at that precise
moment Sabella said.
As part of the study, the work-
ers are questioned about what they
recently had to eat and drink, how
much sleep they got the night prior
and if they consumed any alcohol
recently. These factors are also con-
sidered when looking at the final test
results, Sabella said.
Sabella said the institute will take
all of the information once the study
is completed and produce useful
information on safety in field prac-
tices for both growers and workers.
Sabella said one of the purposes
of the study is to educate the farmers
on the safest and most productive
time of day for their workers to be
The farmers also need to know
how to recognize the symptoms
of heat stress, how to respond to a
worker experiencing heat stress and
must not hesitate to pull their possi-
bly at-risk workers from the fields.
Maxwell said it's important
for the farmers to know when to
pull their workers from the fields
because the workers often overwork
themselves in an effort to make more
money and are sometimes reluctant
to leave the fields.
Sabella said this study differs
from heat stress related studies done
in the past.
"All other heat related studies
have been done in human perfor-
mance laboratories in very controlled
environments we're out in the real
world, we're in the field Sabella
Sabella said the Agromedicine
Institute is bringing the medical
profession and the agricultural
profession together to increase the
welfare of farm workers.
"We're helping the medical
world better understand the realities
of agriculture and the risks so that
they'll be able to do a better job of
diagnosing and accurately focusing
on the special concerns in agricul-
ture Sabella said.
Maxwell said doctors are not
always aware of how the agro workers
may influence their health and it is
important to check for certain things
when examining these workers. In
addition to heat stress, farm workers
suffer sound, vibration, chemical
exposure and machinery-related
injuries, Maxwell said.
The Agromedicine Institute's
purpose is to ensure the safety of
agricultural farm workers, their
families and communities through
research, education and interven-
tion, said Sabella.
Maxwell said the institute col-
laborates with other researchers
outside the institute to achieve these
"This is just one study of many
studies that we support Sabella
Sabella said the institute has
received positive feedback within the
farming community.
"It's in the best interest of the
workers and their health, its good for
the farmers who need a good healthy
labor supply, and it's good for the
state Sabella said.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian. com.
For people interested in working
with the Agromedicine institute,
there will be a luncheon Sept. 16,
with a tour of the site and a meeting
to discuss research collaboration
ideas. For more information, call
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strong Bush-bashing, Clinton jabbed
the Republicans sharply on the
economy, tax cuts and corporate
windfalls, while taking more subtle
digs at the president himself.
Kerry has "a willingness to hear
other views, even those who disagree
with him Clinton said.
"John Kerry will make choices
that reflect both conviction and
common sense
Sen. John Edwards watched the
opening speeches at his home in
North Carolina, resting a raspy voice
and doing some last-minute polish-
ing of the speech in which he will
accept the party's vice presidential
nomination Thursday, said aides.
The head of the largest union
in the AFL-CIO created a minor stir
when he told The Washington Post
the labor movement is in crisis and
might be more motivated to change
if Kerry is not elected president.
Andy Stern, president of the Service
Employees International Union, later
clarified his remarks, saying after the
story appeared on the paper's Web
site that he is committed to helping
Kerry win.
Republicans, in town to combat
the Democrats' message, aimed to
contrast what they called Clinton's
more centrist policies with Kerry's
liberal voting record in the Senate.
"It's going to be difficult for
Kerry to wrest control of these folks
from the thrall of Bill Clinton said
veteran GOP strategist Rich Galen.
Former Vice President Al Gore
urged Democrats to "fully and com-
pletely" channel their anger over the
bitter Florida recount, which decided
the 2000 election in Bush's favor, and
send Kerry to the White House.
Pre-convention polls show Kerry
tied orslightly ahead of Bush, although
the same surveys show the president
with a clear advantage over his chal-
lenger in handling the war on terror.
The first national political con-
vention since Sept. 11, 2001 was
influenced by the terror attacks in
ways both big and small. In a cere-
mony of remembrance, the hall went
nearly dark but for small flashlights
held aloft as the strains of "Amazing
Grace" floated across the arena from
the violin of a 16-year-old musician.
Outside, armed officers stood guard
along a seven-foot-tall metal security
fence that ringed the complex.
Bush, meanwhile, stayed out of
the public eye at his Texas ranch.
Diplomat from page 3
"The treatment was very good. They
set me free
The group, The Lions of Allah
Brigade, said it freed Qutb because
he was a religious man and had good
morals, according to a statement sent
to Al-Jazeera TV.
Another group, the Islamic Army
in Iraq, announced it had kid-
napped two Pakistanis and passed a
death sentence against them, partly
because of Pakistani President Gen.
Pervez Musharraf's statements about
possibly sending troops to Iraq. The
group did not say when it would kill
the men, identified by Pakistan as
engineer Raja Azad, 49, and driver
Sajad Naeem, 29.
Separately, a group calling itself
the Mujahedeen Corps announced
it was holding two Jordanian driv-
ers and threatened to kill the men
in 72 hours unless their Jordanian
company stops cooperating with U.S.
forces and stops working here.
The video showed the two, iden-
tified as Fayez Saad al-Udwan and
Ahmed Salama Hassan, seated on
the floor, while six masked militants,
carrying a variety of weapons includ-
ing a sword, stood behind them.
In Amman, relatives of al-Udwan
and Hassan threatened to kill the
director of their company, Daoud and
Partners, unless he immediately com-
plies with the kidnappers' demands.
"We will chop off the head of
the firm's director if he doesn't heed
to our demands to completely cease
his operation in Iraq said Hassan's
father, Salama, to reporters in the
Jordanian capital.
In Islamabad, Musharraf appealed
for the release of the two abducted
Pakistanis. The two hostages were
"economic immigrants, working
abroad to earn a livelihood for their
poor families said Musharraf and
his prime minister, Chaudhry Mm
jaat Hussain, in a statement.
Insurgents have used the vio-
lence and more recently the abduc-
tions to sow chaos, pressure coun-
tries to withdraw their troops and
scare foreign contractors.
A group calling itself the "Group
of Death" warned that it would start
attacks against traffic on the main
highway from Baghdad to the Jordan
border on Friday, saying it would hit
at Jordanians as well as Americans.
"We consider all Jordanian inter-
ests, companies and businessmen
and citizens as much a target as the
Americans a masked gunman said
in a video obtained by "Associated
Press Television News
More than 70 foreigners have
been snatched in recent months,
but the kidnappings escalated after
the Philippines decided to withdraw
its soldiers last week to secure the
release of a captive truck driver.
George Sada, Allawi's spokes-
man, expressed regret at the Philip-
pines' decision.
"We think that to bow to the ter-
rorists' threats is the wrong policy
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By knowing
both parties'
voters can pick
the candidate
who they feel is
the best to run
our country,
not just simply
the lesser of
two evils.
At the Democratic National Convention
Monday, former Vice President Al Gore
took a chance to address the crowd
with his grievances against George
W. Bush.
Gore criticized Bush's decisions on the
economy, the environment and Iraq.
He also mentioned his loss in the 2000
election, saying a common complaint
among voters then was that the candi-
dates (Bush and Gore) didn't have very
different platforms.
"Do you still believe that there was no
difference between the candidates?"
said Gore.
Since the 2000 Florida vote recount,
Gore has openly expressed his disap-
proval of the Bush administration in
speeches around the country.
However, this speech wasn't as criti-
cal, due to the fact that members of
John Kerry's team urged Gore and
others to tone down their Bush-bash-
ing because polls show that it tends to
alienate independent voters.
Although gaining votes is the ultimate
purpose of any campaign, Kerry needs
to not worry so much about losing
Kerry can't afford to be reserved during
his campaign, hoping to gain votes
simply from those who disapprove of
Bush. Instead, he needs to use this
time to show the American public what
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From the moment it was
released, Michael Moore's new
documentary, Fahrenheit 911,
has been under fire from every-
where - right, left, conservative,
Democrat, it didn't matter. Politi-
cians and right-wing talk show
hosts salivated at the chance
to attack a target as obvious as
Michael Moore and his crazy,
left-wing gang of liars.
Attack they did. Moore has
been called it all - liar, hatemon-
ger, exploiter. It's nothing he
was unprepared for. He hired a
crack public relations squad and
some high-priced attorneys to
work for him and enlisted a fact-
checking team from Harvard
University. While many people
have pointed to the sometimes
distant connections that Moore
reaches in his film, I have yet
to see any news organization
or Republican think-tank catch
him in one, blatant, bald-faced
lie. Moore may very well be a
left-wing, bleeding-heart, gun-
hating liberal nutcase, but a fool
he is not.
Now, without further ado,
Fahrenheit 911
Moore's connection between
the war in Afghanistan, Bush's
history with the Texas oil con-
glomerate Unocal and the Tal-
iban regime were questionable
at best. True, Unocal execu-
tives hosted a delegation of Tal-
iban leaders in Texas in the late
nineties, and yes, Bush was
Texas governor at the time.
Does this imply that the war in
Afghanistan was fought because
Bush was doing a favor for some
good old boys from his days in
Texas? I don't think so. Many
Bush administration officials
had formerly been employed
with large oil companies. Dick
Cheney is the former C.E.O. of
Halliburton and Condoleezza
Rice was on the board of direc-
tors with Chevron, but does
this mean that these people are
doing special favors for their old
employers in terms of foreign
contracts and outright lies to the
American people? Maybe, but
probably not.
Aside from the six-degrees-
of-separation connections,
Moore presents a fascinating
look inside the real Bush admin-
istration. The one that took
us blindly into a war we were
unprepared for, both militarily
and politically. Is it a coinci-
dence that nearly every foreign
government in the world has
denounced our very presence
in Iraq, or that the populations
of the U.S. and Europe have
protested more against this war
than any since Vietnam? That is
the real problem with the Bush
administration - arrogance. We
don't care what anyone says,
we're right. Is it worth American
lives to try and prove a point?
Fahrenheit 911 added a very
human and moving face to the
war in Iraq. Moore's interview
with a mother who had lost
her son to the fighting almost
brought me to tears a few times,
and the effect is palpable. That
is the positive side of his film
- he lets us see some things
that are conveniently withheld
by the government and the
national media. The U.S. HAS
killed innocent civilians. There
have been serious human losses
in this war - our neighbors,
brothers and sons. Our friends
from high school we haven't
talked to in a while. Those are
the people who suffer under the
Bush administration, the kids
fighting a war they don't really
The Bush administration
has to go, and on this point,
Michael Moore and I agree 100
percent. People often call me,
and all other liberals for that
matter, bleeding hearts.
You know what my response
to that is?
Better a bleeding heart than
none at all.
Moore's film is example of 'truth' becoming political agenda
meaning of simple facts
Have you noticed that some
people have a different concept
of reality, truth and integrity?
Michael Moore is one of those
people and his newest "docu-
mentary Fahrenheit 911, is
a prime example of what can
happen when "truth" becomes
nothing more than a political
This movie is so far removed
from the truth that even liberal
commentators and critics are
trashing it. I won't even try to
counter all the lies and misrepre-
sentations in the movie. Ill just
hit the most glaring ones.
First, Moore lays out the
ongoing liberal-whacko claim
that President Bush "stole" the
election in 2000. Fact - of the
most respectable reports by dif-
ferent groups and news organi-
zations such as CNN, ABC and
major newspapers issued after
they did full recounts - and
there were quite a number - only
perhaps three showed that Gore
would have won the election.
The only problem is the criteria
they used to support this claim
could never have been met.
Second, Moore implies that
President Bush let some Saudis
and bin Laden family members
"skip out" while all planes were
grounded and before the FBI
could question them. Fact-Rich-
ard Clark, not President Bush,
authorized the flights in ques-
tion. The FBI had interviewed
those they wanted to and deter-
mined they had no knowledge
of interest.
Third, Moore insinuates
that part of the reason for going
into Afghanistan was to make it
easier for UNOCAL, supposedly
connected to the Bushes, to get a
pipeline across that country. Fact
- the pipeline project did exist
under Bill Clinton's watch.
UNOCAL dropped the whole
project in 1998, two years before
Bush was elected.
Fourth, Moore shows scenes
of Iraqi insurgents after Saddam
was thrown out dancing around
destroyed equipment and dead
bodies and calls them proof that
we were not wanted. However,
he fails to mention the innocent
people brutally murdered by
these insurgents, most of whom
were over there trying to help the
Iraqis. Typical.
All these examples of Moore's
lies, innuendos and misstate-
ments, as disgusting as they are,
pale in comparison to the way he
exploits an unfortunate family
who lost their son in Iraq. His
shameless use of those people,
and the effect on the audience
that he tries (and succeeds) to
elicit is among the lowest things
I have ever seen.
There are so many other
things that I can say about this
film, but I won't. You need to see
it for yourself.
Yes, I am recommending
that you go see the movie. It will
be an experience.
Before you do though, I
want to leave you with some
quotes from Michael Moore.
They explain his mindset and
will help you put his film in
context. Here you go:
"They are possibly the
dumbest people on the planet
(Americans) in thrall to con-
niving, thieving smug pieces of
the human anatomy
"You're stuck with being
connected to this country of
mine, which is known for bring-
ing sadness and misery to places
around the globe
"It's all part of the same ball
of wax, right? The oil companies,
Israel, Halliburton
"We, the United States of
America, are culpable in commit-
ting so many acts of terror and
bloodshed that we had better
get a clue about the culture of
violence in which we have been
active participants
"Should such an ignorant
people lead the world?"
"We Americans suffer from
an enforced ignorance. We don't
know about anything that's hap-
pening outside our country. Our
stupidity is embarrassing
Remember these statements
when you see the movie.

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Researchers say that most of society is not getting an adequate amount of sleep each night.
Different views exist on what
dreams mean to people
Maybe you've dreamed you
missed an exam, were constantly
falling or perhaps you appeared in
class naked. Whatever yours may
be, everyone has dreams. According
to the Association for the Study of
Dreams, no one is left out when it
comes to dreaming.
Dreaming is a form of mental
activity that occurs during sleep.
Laboratory studies show that dreams
are more perceptual than concep-
tual. This means things are seen and
heard rather than thought. As far as
senses go, visual experience is pres-
ent in almost all dreams. Auditory or
hearing experience is in only 40 to
50 percent of dreams.
A considerable amount of emo-
tion is commonly present - usually
a single emotion such as fear, anger
or joy, rather than the complex emo-
tions that occur while you're awake.
Most dreams are in the form of
interrupted stories, made up partly of
memories, and have frequent shifts
of scene.
Ancient cultures believed dreams
were spiritual in origin and they
foretold the future. Aristotle believed
dreams originated from within the
dreamer, arising from the heart.
Modern dream research has focused
on two general interpretations of
dream content.
In one view, dreams have no real
meaning, but are simply a process the
brain uses to integrate new informa-
tion into memories.
"Dreams don't tell the future.
They are often about emotional life
and things that take place during the
day said Derya Suzen, a counselor
at the Center for Counseling and
Student Development.
However, others argue that
dreams contain real meaning, sym-
bolized through pictures and are
separate from conscious thought.
"I think dreams have meaning.
I believe they can foretell things
that will happen in future said
Lashica Davis, senior communica-
tion major.
Often when a person undergoes
psychoanalysis, dreams are used to
unlock hidden things in someone's
personality. Recounting dreams has
been used widely as part of clinical
If dreams express important
wishes, fears, concerns and worries
the dreamer has, the study and
analysis of dreams can help reveal
previously unknown aspects of a
person's mental functioning.
"Dreams may say something
about yourself. If you are anxious
during the day it may come out in
dreams. For instance, you may feel like
you're being followed Suzen said.
Nightmares are very common
among children and fairly common
among adults. Nightmares are often
caused by stress, traumatic experi-
ences, emotional difficulties, drugs,
medication or illness.
However, some people have
frequent nightmares that seem unre-
lated to their waking lives. Recent
studies suggest these people tend to
be more open, sensitive, trusting and
emotional than the average person.
Sleep and dreams are also
affected by a great variety of drugs
and medications, including alcohol.
Also, stopping certain medications
see DREAMS page 11
Your Dreams
Before going to bed, keep a clear
mind. Tell yourself 'I will remember
my dream when I wake up" This is
actually a proven and effective way
to help dream recall.
Have a regular bedtime and wake-
up time. Make this your routine.
Going to bed and waking up at
a regular time every day aids in
dream recollection.
Avoid consuming alcohol and
taking medication before going to
bed. These things may hinder you
from remembering your dream.
Keep a pencilnotebook or tape
recorder next to your bed so that
it will be within reach as soon as
you wake up. You want to make
recording your dreams as easy a
task as possible.
Upon waking from a dream, lie in
bed for a while keeping your eyes
closed. Wake up slowly and stay
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have and let your mind wander to i
the images of what you have just
Record your dream immediately.
Make it a habit that this is the first
thing you do. Talking about your
dreams to friends or participating
in forums and chats also help you
Coolest karaoke
contest of year
Ham's Restaurant and Brew-
house is the place to be
Most ECU students already know
that Ham's Restaurant and Brew-
house is a great place to get together
with friends and have dinner, watch
a sporting event or just sit and talk.
What most people don't know is
that Ham's has a karaoke contest to
top all karaoke contests. This funeral
home turned restaurant is anything
but dead every Thursday night at
10 p.m.
DJ Tony Stone, one of the lead
members of the band Tongue and
Grove is one of the hottest DJs in
Raleigh, and now he is in Greenville
to make Ham's Karaoke Contest the
best ever. Every Thursday night up
until September, DJ Tony Stone will
light up Ham's Restaurant and Bre-
whouse with an amazing karaoke
contest. With more than 14,000
songs to choose from, everyone
can find a song they would like to
sing for a chance at the $500 grand
prize. This is the first time that
Ham's of Greenville has ever had
a karaoke contest of this caliber,
which has increased the Thursday
night energy.
Ham's Restaurant and Brewhouse
has always been known to give
patrons "A good time but that is
more than just their slogan, it's the
truth. Ham's is known for all their
micro-brewed beers that are made
on-site but many people don't know
see KARAOKE page 8
ECU students like to kick back,
relax and sing on Thursday nights
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to air despite criticism
walking the red carpet at a Holly-
wood movie premiere is part of the
spectacle promised by the UPN tele-
vision network's reality series "Amish
in the City" later this month.
The network decided to air the
series, which puts five young Amish
people in a Hollywood house with
six attractive roommates, despite an
outcry that included a protest by 51
members of Congress.
Since it was announced in Janu-
ary, UPN kept conspicuously mum on
the show, after many denounced the
idea as exploitative of a culture that
shuns much of the modern world.
Some hoped the idea had quietly died.
But in Los Angeles last week,
UPN entertainment president Dawn
Ostroff said, "We're proud to present
this series It will debut on July 28
for an indeterminate weekly run.
Republican Rep. Joseph R. Pitts,
whose congressional district includes
all of Lancaster County and most
of Pennsylvania's Amish residents,
said through a spokesman that he
considered the series "an affront"
to the Amish and he was "frankly
disappointed" with UPN.
The network, a component of the
media conglomerate Viacom, will
introduce "viewers to the intensely
personal Amish coming-of-age expe-
rience, called rumspringa' (a Penn-
sylvania Dutch word loosely trans-
lated as "running wild')
The Amish sect developed in
Switzerland in the 17th century. The
Amish faith dictates lives of simplic-
ity, and though rules vary with each
church, in general members do not
use electricity or cars, discourage edu-
cation beyond the eighth grade, and
limit contact with the outside world.
They believe that a person who
allows himself or herself to be photo-
graphed commits a sin, so appearing
on television is out of the question.
Amish children do not become
members of the church unless they
decide, as adults, to be baptized. The
"rumspringa" begins about age 16,
when family and church control is
loosened and the young adult can
freely decide whether to join. But the
decision is expected to be lifelong.
UPN officials would give few
details on the series at the announce-
ment, a tactic Washington Post
television critic Lisa de Moraes
described as "the rats at UPN run-
ning for cover
Network spokeswoman Joanna
Lowry would not say how old the five
Amish - three men and two women -
were or where they lived. She also would
not say who is sponsoring the series.
But the network said the Amish
would be living "in an ultra-modern
Hollywood Hills home" with three
men and three women: "a hand-
some swim teacher, a fashion-for-
ward party girl, a colorful club pro-
moter, a busboy-musician, an inner-
city student and a strict vegan
Some of the fun promised is "a first-
time visit to the ocean for the Amish,
working with the mentally disabled,
a helicopter trip to a resort island
as well as the red carpet experience.
Ostroff also promised that the
Amish were treated "with the highest
respect" during filming, a claim that
left critics cold last week.
"I find it deplorable and repulsive
said Donald Kraybill, professor of soci-
ology at Elizabethtown College who
has studied Amish and related sects.
"It's just a cultural slap in the
face to Amish sensibilities he said.
"The whole purpose of this is just
to laugh at the Amish
He said it was particularly insult-
ing that the medium is television,
which the Amish "view as spreading
moral sewage around the world
Neither he nor others knew who
the participants might be, although
several people had second-or third-
hand tales of the producers recruit-
ing Amish from communities in
Ohio, Indiana or Missouri.
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Karaoke from page 6
Ham's Karaoke Contest is not just for ECU students, many local Greenville
residents also enjoy the festivities on Thursday nights at Ham's.
about all the other services Ham's
has to offer. Wednesday - Sunday,
Ham's offers a full menu from 11
p.m. - 2 a.m. The Greenville Ham's
has just been named The Ham's of
the Year, competing with 18 other
Ham's locations. Assistant manager
and marketing coordinator Robert
Knight attributes this success to the
students at ECU.
"We cater to ECU said Knight.
"We are the only full service
restaurant open till 2 a.m. with
our own microbrewery that has six
beers on tap everything from light
to lager. We offer things that no other
restaurant can
On Thursday nights, Ham's turns
into a full service restaurant and
nightclub, all in the same building.
Anywhere from one to 30 people sign
up for the karaoke contest, which
is first come, first serve registra-
tion. The contest lasts from around
10 p.m. - 1 a.m depending on how
many people are registered that
particular Thursday One winner
from all of the contestants is picked
each Thursday and that winner will
advance to the finals in September.
DJ Tony Stone's approach to karaoke
is unique because of the life he adds
to the party. For the contest, each
participant must sing two different
songs. The participant picks the
first song, while the second song is
chosen out of a hat, and it's usually
somewhat of a rare song.
Managerbartender J.B. Beroth
thinks this karaoke contest is "a
mixed variety of talents. Everyone
gets a fair chance to sing. Up-beat,
high-energy with lots of crowd
participation is what makes it so
much fun
Not only is this contest fun for
the crowd and the participants, but
it also makes working at I lam's much
more entertaining. Knight really
enjoys the Ham's karaoke contest
because "anything goes. Good times,
just like the slogan says, but we are
here for fun. Serious karaoke singers
are welcome but the judging is all up
to the crowd so everyone has to put
on a good show
Ham's of Greenville, located at
701 Evans St is just a short walk
from campus which makes this
karaoke contest a lot of fun for
students who are over 18 years old.
This contest is pretty much all about
the students of ECU. On Thursday
nights Ham's offers half price pitch-
ers of beer, 101 imported and domes-
tic bottled beers and $2.99 24-ounce
Bacardi Limon malted beverages.
For more information about the
contest or upcoming events at Ham's
Restaurant and Brewhouse, you can
either visit them on the Internet
at or call at
With three full service bars, a
full menu until 2 a.m. Wednesday
- Sunday and an enthusiastic staff,
Ham's is the place to be on Thursday
nights. Whether you want to try
to win the $500 prize, love to sing or
just want to have a great meal and be
entertained at the same time, come
out to Ham's on Thursday nights for
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Another method of influencing
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Lucid dreaming occurs when
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Sometimes people experience this
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It is often possible to learn how
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also increases your capacity to affect
the course of the dream events as
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Legal issues won't prevent
Williams from enrolling at
Miami will admit top recruit Willie
Williams, but will impose tough
conditions on the star linebacker who
has a lengthy arrest record the school
was unaware of when it offered him a
In a letter announcing the decision,
university president Donna Shalala
said the school has "placed the bar
high" for Williams, considered the
top high school linebacker by many
recruiting services.
1 There will be academic conditions that
he must meet to play football at Miami
Shalala wrote in the letter released
to the campus community Tuesday.
"Additionally, he will participate in a
program that we provide for all athletes
that provides mentoring, constructive
counseling and monitoring of their
behavior - both on and off campus
Athletic director Paul Dee and coach
Larry Coker scheduled a news
conference later Tuesday, with Williams
expected to attend.
Diamondbacks end
14-game skid
Arizona ended its club-record losing
streak at 14 games Monday night,
beating Pettitte and the Houston
Astros 4-1.
"It's been stressful. We're major leaguers
and we don't like being embarrassed
Luis Gonzalez said.
"We all made mistakes and we all
shared in the frustration
Pettitte came out after the fifth inning
because of his troublesome left elbow,
which has sent him to the disabled list
twice this season. He has been limited
to just 13 starts since leaving the New
York Yankees to sign with Houston.
"I aggravated it again a little bit. We're
going to see how it feels the next
couple of days and hopefulfy 111 be able
to make my next start Pettitte said.
Armstrong's journey from
'here to there' isn't over yet
Six-time Tour de France winner
Lance Armstrong waves from the
podium after winning the 2004
edition of the Tour de France.
PARIS (AP) � He has the yellow
jersey, the rock star girlfriend, mil-
lions in the bank and the added
cushion of knowing the rider who
might someday occupy the line
above his in the record books is still
a kid cruising carefree down a side
street somewhere with a handful of
buddies in pursuit.
None of it has diminished Lance
Armstrong's desire.
"It's as if I was with my five
friends and we were 13 years old,
and we all had new bikes and we
said: 'OK, we're going to race from
here to there Armstrong said,
although in this case "here to there"
stretched more than 13,000 miles,
six consecutive years and the same
number of Tour de France titles.
"And you want to beat your
friends more than anything. You're
sprinting and you're attacking
"It was like that for me he said
Sunday about the last of those titles.
The 32-year-old Texan's latest
performance was as dominant as any
of his previous wins and far different
from 2003, when he had to fight back
from dehydration, several crashes
and signs of vulnerability.
This time around, he dictated
the pace from start to finish, dis-
patched old rivals at will and
humbled the next generation in
head-to-head sprints.
He raced against the clock
almost as often as his opponents
and even made time to settle an
old score with a brash Italian
rider whose accusations of doping
against one of Armstrong's friends
had been simmering quietly for
He rode, in every sense, like the
classic Tour patron, the old-time
boss of the peloton who doled out
favors to other riders on a whim
and withheld them when there was
a point to be made.
Armstrong could indulge him-
self because he was still the stron-
gest and hungriest rider in the
peloton and was backed by a U.S.
Postal Service team that was one of
the best outfits ever assembled.
On top of that, friends describe
Armstrong as happier and more
settled than he's been in years, now
that a contentious divorce is behind
him and a new relationship with
Sheryl Crow is blossoming.
So it seems unthinkable he would
consider leaving the Tour while
still at the peak of his considerable
powers, much the same way Michael
Jordan walked away from the NBA
the first time.
When asked about that very
possibility as the race neared its
finish, Armstrong was evasive,
see ARMSTRONG page 15
It's time ECU athletics gain respect it deserves
Head football coach calls for
student support, passion
I know that I and many of my
student peers can't wait for ECU ath-
letics to get underway again. It seems
like the summer has been a constant
countdown. Only 38 more days until
the first football game.
With a new school year, the slate
has been wiped clean. New seasons
bring new faces, opponents and,
more importantly, attitudes. The
2004-2005 school year is going to
have to be about respect.
ECU has built everything that it
owns with a "chip on the shoulder"
mentality. Chancellor Leo Jenkins
fought for the medical school for
years and set a blueprint on how to
build things at ECU.
No one, especially west of 1-95,
is going to give ECU respect. Money
was recently given to ECU to build
a heart center, but everyone else
received money, including UNC-
Chapel Hill, which was given three
times the amount of ECU.
ECU was not respected when
conference expansion occurred this
past year. It did not matter to the
Big East officials that the Pirates had
one of the premier football teams
throughout the 1990s. The simple
fact that ECU was passed over should
ignite the fan base and athletes
to show that ECU deserves to be
included in a BCS conference.
The "red-headed step-child" of
the state needs to grab back that
respect, in an athletic sense.
"We are all in this together. It's
the Pirate family. It's not just the
football team. It involves the bas-
ketball program, all our students,
alumni and anybody with a con-
nection to the program said head
football coach John Thompson.
Football is where it has to start.
ECU, unlike many of the schools east
of Greenville, is a football school.
The Pirate football team provides a
sense of hope for the entire eastern
North Carolina community. In 1991,
people lined from Greenville to
almost Kinston to celebrate a Peach
Bowl Victory. In 1999, 45,000 people
watched ECU beat Miami with an
incredible sense of pride.
John Thompson's team needs to
earn respect from everyone outside
the Pirate family. The majority of pre-
season publications had the Pirates
near the cellar of Conference USA.
"That burns in your gut when
you hear that. As a competitor, you
can take that as an embarrassment
and a lack of respect Thompson
Thompson gets it and knows
what his team has to do. James
Pinkney will need to lead a high
octane offense that will put points on
the board. Jerry Odom needs for his
defense to dig down in the trenches
to stop opponents en third and
short. The secondary will have to put
helmets on anyone daring a crossing
route. That is ECU football.
If Thompson instills ECU foot-
ball back into the Pirates, then he
will gain the respect of opposing
In this file photo, ECU'S Erode Jean tackles a South Florida player and
causes a fumble. According to head football coach John Thompson, the
Pirates will be a better football team this year.
coaches, conference officials and
fans outside the Pirate nation.
"We've got to be a better football
team and we will be Thompson
Football is not the
looking for accolades. Cross country
will sport senior Kyle MacKenzie who
won the C-USA men's individual
title last year. MacKenzie wants to be
considered among the nation's best
and should be. The volleyball team is
young and hungry to compete in the
conference. The men's and women's
soccer teams should both be greatly
improved. The women's soccer team
wants to build on a strong spring
The Pirate family has to spend
its energy and do their parts to make
2004-2005 a special year. Every ECU
athletic team has a job to do in their
respective sports. Chancellor Steve
Ballard has to do his part with hiring
an appropriate Athletic Director.
Boosters need to give money to the
program in order to attract recruits.
Students need to continue their sup-
port for each program.
"We need your students sup-
port. We need you in the stands and
your passion Thompson said.
"I remember the first time I came
to a football game in Greenville.
The very first thing that hit me is
how this student body was. You're
a Pirate family just like this football
team is
Personally, I can't wait.
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High price of players
makes free agency a joke
With the state of NBA free
agency, I believe I deserve a $1 mil-
lion contract based on my talent on
the hardwood. The contracts that
have been given out this off-season
are bordering on the insane. Take a
look at what the bench warmers will
be earning next season:
Derek Fisher received a six-year,
$37 million contract from the Golden
State Warriors. Fisher has more than
his fair share of NBA titles with the
Lakers, but did little more than back
up Gary Payton in a year the Lakers'
faithful can't soon forget.
Fisher averaged 7.1 points and
2.3 assists per game in 2003-2004
and will leave after eight seasons in
Los Angeles. If more than $6 mil-
lion per year seems a little much,
read ahead.
Brian Cardinal started 11 games
last season for the Golden State War-
riors, averaging 9.4 points a contest.
The Memphis Grizzlies apparently
wanted Cardinal enough to offer a
contract to the tune of $39 million
over six years. That's more than
$6 million a year, or more than
$500,000 per start.
Not to be outdone, Minnesota
has a tentative deal to resign guard
Troy Hudson to a $37 million, six-
year contract. Hudson played in only
29 games last season and had ankle
surgery in April.
Manu Ginobili was a key player
for the San Antonio Spurs stretch
run, but his recent deal resembles
more of what Tim Duncan should
earn. His contract will be between
$50 million and $55 million for six
years. Ginobili averaged a little more
than 12 points per game last season.
How about Mark Blount. Mark
who? Blount actually had a decent
season, averaging more than 10
points per game and finished second
in the league in field goal percentage.
With those efforts, the Boston Celtics
rewarded him with a six-year, $41
million deal.
Rafer Alston, also known as "Skip
To My Lou broke out last season
with the Miami Heat. The former
street-ball legend signed a six-year
$29 million deal with Toronto.
Mehmet Okur played for the
world champion Pistons, averag-
ing 9.6 points per game, but defi-
nitely wasn't on the court during
crunch time against the Lakers. The
Utah Jazz saw enough of him to
Former Lakers player Derek Fisher received a six-year, $37 million contract from the Golden State Warriors.
offer a six-year, $50 million contract.
Now for the contract that takes
the cake. Adonal Foyle re-signed with
Golden State after appearing in 44
games, averaging 3.1 points and 3.8
rebounds per game. Based on the
above contracts, you might expect
Foyle to garner a ridiculous $2 mil-
lion per season. Try $41.6 million
for five years.
One might ask where this money
comes from. Outrageous ticket prices
and lucrative television deals are
a few sources. Wherever teams dig
up their money, a few things are
for certain. These general manag-
ers won't last long and the players
have purchased the services of Jerry
Maguire, super sports agent. Who
gets the money if the players don't?
The owners. We know they don't
deserve it any more, or maybe it's
less. Either way, NBA free agency has
become a joke.
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as U.S. team opens training camp
little prodding, Carmelo Anthony
made a bold statement on his first
day of practice with the U.S. Olympic
basketball team.
"We're guaranteeing a gold
medal. We're bringing it back
Anthony said.
That statement might be viewed
as a youthful indiscretion coming
from a player who just turned 20
and is about to embark on a journey
with the youngest (average age of
23.6) U.S. team since the Americans
started sending pros to the Olympics
in 1992.
It also seemed at odds with one
of the main messages the American
coaching staff tried to get across at
the team's welcome dinner Sunday
night - respect the competition.
"That's just a young kid saying
that coach Larry Brown said.
"But as long as he respects the
people we're playing against and
understands how good they've got, 1
don't have any problem with that
Anthony is the second-youngest
member of a team that includes three
players - Anthony, LeBron James and
Dwyane Wade - coming off their
rookie NBA seasons, along with
rookie-to-be Emeka Okafor.
The Denver star was asked how
he thought his guarantee would be
received by other teams in the Olym-
pics, including three that defeated
the Americans two years ago at the
World Championships.
"I guess that's going to make the
games more fun Anthony said.
"Right now, teams are not scared
of us no more. Why not hype the
games up? It's the Olympics. We're
having fun, man. We've got to go
over there and win
Brown is holding two-a-day
practices Monday and Tuesday in an
effort to get the players acquainted
with one another. Only three of
them - Allen Iverson, Tim Duncan
and Richard Jefferson - remain from
Team USA member Carmelo
Anthony drives the ball during
a practice in preparation for the
summer Olympics in Athens.
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to qualify for a spot in the 12-team
Athens field.
"We've got a lot of teaching to
do. If we would have had the nucleus
of the guys from last summer, that
wouldn't have been necessary said
Brown, who also lamented a shortage
of preparation time.
From the looks of things Monday
during a portion of practice that
was open to the media, Brown has
plenty of work ahead to get his team
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defensive end.
"If Allen (Iverson) makesa free throw
you don't have to run Brown offered.
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saying he would have to consult his
sponsors - the Discovery Channel
takes over from U.S. Postal as his
team's principal backer next season.
When the questions persisted, all
he would say, finally, was, "We'll
see, we'll see
More likely than not, what
we'll see is Armstrong going after
the Grand Tours in Italy and
Spain, some of the one-day classic
spring races and time records. Ver-
satility, after all, was the hallmark
of his mentor, Belgian racing great
Eddy Merckx.
Like Jordan, Armstrong is too
competitive to sit still for long and
too devoted to advocating on behalf
of fellow cancer survivors to give up
his platform.
Even as he left Paris on Monday,
Armstrong was probably mapping
out a strategy for next season. While
he zoomed past Merckx and the
three other five-time Tour de France
winners, still ringing in Armstrong's
ears was the consensus of a cycling
world that insists its greatest cham-
pion isn't determined by success in
just one race.
Armstrong's respect for Merckx
was underlined when he took time
off from his maniacal training regi-
men in Europe this summer to drop
in on the Belgian, who devoured the
competition with such ferocity that
he was nicknamed "The Cannibal
Merckx returned the favor when he
defended Armstrong's concentration
on the Tour.
"The level of competition now
is higher Merckx told USA Today,
"and it is necessary to focus on your
big goals
Exactly how big those goals are
remains to be seen. Merckx won four
in a row, skipped the 1973 Tour de
France, and came back to win his
fifth a year later.
Rather than diminish his reputa-
tion, that absence and Merckx's tri-
umphant return only burnished it.
Armstrong's sixth win came at
an age when all the other five-time
champions effectively finished, but
advances in training and condition-
ing are extending athletes' careers
in every sport. .
Besides, after laboring a half-
dozen years to carve out a spot for
cycling on the cluttered sports land-
scape back in the States, it seems
impossible Armstrong would simply
disappear, even for a year.
This much isn't in doubt - wher-
ever he turns up, Armstrong will be
there with only one thing in mind.
"If I'm here he said, standing on
the wide boulevard of the Champs-
Ely ses, "I race to win
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Ten years after perfection,
Rogers still excelling for Rangers
Texas Rangers' Kenny Rogers
throws the final pitch of his perfect
game against the California Angels
' in Arlington, Texas, in this July 28,
1994 photo.
Kenny Rogers was perfect, yet he
didn't even realize it.
Sure, the Texas Rangers left-
hander knew he hadn't allowed a hit
that Jul night 10 years ago. What
Rogers didn't know was that he had
just throw n a perfect game - or even
what one was.
"1 had no idea Rogers recalled
this month.
w, "I was not kidding about that,
not knowing and understanding and
comprehending what kind of game
it was, and how so few times it had
been accomplished
There have been only three
perfect games since Rogers' feat at
home against the Angels on July 28,
1994 - a span of about 24,000 major
� league games.
The latest was Arizona's Randy
Johnson retiring all 27 Atlanta bat-
ters he faced in May at age 40, the
oldest pile her to throw a perfect
game and a year older than Rogers
is now.
The anniversary of the first
perfect game by an AL left-hander
is Wednesday, when Rogers (13-3) is
scheduled to pitch at Anaheim.
"Maybe we'll get another one
Rogers said.
"You never know
A decade older and slower, Rogers
isn't throwing pitches past batters
anymore like Johnson still can.
He's still getting them out, an All-
Star whose 13 wins are tied with
Oakland's Mark Mulder for the most
in the maor leagues.
"He still has great stuff, even
though he's like 48 years old Rang-
ers catcher Rod Barajas said.
"He's sti II able to go out there and
keep these g uys off balance and reach
back and get 91, 92 (mph) every now
and then. 1 le's a smart guy
Rogers has become a different
pitcher over 16 major league seasons,
far from the hard-throwing reliever
who appeared in an AL-high 81
games in 1992. He's now a starter
who relies more on groundballs than
strikeouts, smarts over speed. He says
he's figured out how to pitch.
Since missing the final two and a
half months of the 2001 season, his
only time on the disabled list because
of a circulatory problem caused by
a rib pinching nerves and arteries,
Rogers is 39-19 in 85 starts.
Still, Rogers can never do better
than he did that night in 1994, when
he threw the 14th perfect game in
major league history, the 12th since
t the modern era began in 1900.
Just hours after a strike date was set
that would end the season two weeks
later and lead to the cancellation of
the World Series, Rogers had a magi-
cal two-hour outing before 46,581
at the new Ballpark in Arlington.
"It wasn't a matter of stuff or
velocity or location Rogers said.
"Everything had to do with the
frame of mind I was in. The only
regret was that I couldn't just step
out of my body and go sit in the front
row and watch it
Rogers threw just 98 pitches
and struck out eight, with two-
sport star Bo Jackson going down
on strikes three times. There
were nine fly balls, three infield
popouts and seven groundouts.
"I remember that night, he
had above-average stuff said Rex
Hudler, the Angels' second baseman
then who is now a broadcaster for
the team.
"His fastball was 94-95, he had a
real nice changeup. All of his pitches
seemed to be working. He was cruis-
ing along
He only needed a little help.
Third baseman Dean Palmer
ended the third inning - long before
thoughts of a no-hitter - when he
handled a tough hop and threw out
Gary DiSarcina by a step.
As Hudler got loose in the on-
deck circle to lead off the ninth, he
told fans he was going to get a hit.
Then, after fouling off a couple of
pitches, he hit a sinking liner into
the right-center field gap.
"I hit kind of a jam shot,
kind of off my hands a little bit, but
when it went off the bat, I thought it
was going to fall in Hudler said.
"I left the box going, 'I got him,
I got him And I just heard a
roar that was deafening. I'll never
forget that
Rookie center fielder Rusty Greer
had made a diving catch to preserve
the only perfect game and one of
only five no-hitters in Rangers his-
tory. Two outs later, Greer caught
DiSarcina's fly ball to end it.
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In retirement, Williams
still on the go
Running back Ricky Williams tells the Miami Dolphins that he's retiring
after just five years in the NFL. "You can't understand how free I feel
Williams said in a cell phone interview Saturday before boarding a
plane in Hawaii and heading to Asia to begin several months of travel.
(AP) � Over a five-day span,
Ricky Williams flew from the Baha-
mas to Miami to Hawaii to Tokyo to
Los Angeles.
That's a lot of bad meals and a lot
of time to think.
A pounding runner on the field,
Williams is bolting into the blue sky,
feeling freer than ever at 36,000 feet
and wherever he lands. He's not sure
of his next stop and doesn't really care.
Talking to his agent shortly after
arriving in California on Monday,
the peripatetic and erstwhile run-
ning back for the Miami Dolphins
mentioned he might visit Martha's
Vineyard in Massachusetts.
On the way, he might want to
pause at Walden Pond and brush up
on the writings of another famous
dropout from the conventions of
society, Henry David Thoreau. People
thought he was an odd duck, too.
A young man leaving behind
wealth and adulation to search for
truth and worldly experience is a
story as old as the Buddha.
Now it's the story of Ricky Wil-
liams, a 27-year-old former Heisman
Trophy winner whose journey to
the East or West or wherever his
heart and whimsy take him has left
the Dolphins feeling puzzled and
betrayed. He might not choose the
path of an ascetic, but in the money-
grubbing world of sports he's surely
taking the road less traveled.
"Why do people have to be judg-
mental about this Williams told
Miami Herald columnist Dan Le Batard
by phone from Asia late Sunday night.
"I'm going in search of the truth.
Everything I'm doing in my life is
about finding the truth. Football isn't
part of the truth for me anymore
Many fans couldn't understand
why Williams abandoned the team a
week before training camp or why he
gave up more than $5 million a year,
$3.6 million in salary this season plus
$1.5 million in incentives, at the peak
of his career. He already has enough
money, he said, and making millions
more wasn't a priority for him.
"I've been poor before he said.
Narrow-minded folks, like Miami
guard Seth McKinney, call him
selfish. Cynics suggest he flipped
or smoked too much pot. None of
those people really know Williams
or understand him.
Williams doesn't owe the Dol-
phins or their fans anything. In
fact, they owe him thanks for leav-
ing when he felt he no longer had
his heart in the game. He could
have stayed around, collected his
paychecks, and given an indifferent
effort. That wasn't his style.
Sure, the Dolphins would have
liked to have known sooner to find
someone to replace him, but Wil-
liams wasn't certain of his decision
until last week.
"Anyone who thinks he's selfish,
they should see his foundation and
see him around kids in Austin Mack
Brown, his former coach at Texas, said.
"Selfish is not a word I've ever
thought about with Ricky Williams
Brown, who speaks frequently
with Williams, said early retirement
has been on his mind for a while.
He's seen another former Texas
running back, Earl Campbell, strug-
gle with bad knees and a bad back
after 13 years of pounding in the
NFL. Williams, a player much like
Campbell, didn't want that for

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