Volume 80 Number 5
September 9, 2004
THE EAST CAROLINIAN
ECU holds annual family weekend
Activities open to all
ECU'S annual family week-
end is being held Sept. 10 -12 and
is offering a variety of activities
for anybody within the ECU
community and their family
Joanna Iwata, director of
student involvement and chair
of family weekend, said family
weekend is open to the entire
campus community and is a great
opportunity for both students
and their families.
"Every year we try to enhance
the event said Iwata.
New events being featured
this year include the art exhibit,
adventure extravaganza, ECU
family fun night, Student Union
foam party, student union movies
and the Saturday activities at the
SRC. The modifications of the
event each year tie in from the
feedback students and family
members give each year.
"Every year, we try to present
some different events, outside
of our standard events that the
event revolves around including
the meal, concert and game
Another new element this
year is having faculty members
present and helping host events.
Iwata said this started last year
Friday, Sept 10
- Art exhibit gallery exhibit open-
ing In Mendenhall at 4 p.m.
- Pirate pep rally at 6 p.m. with
coach Thompson, cheerleaders
and marching band at 6 p.m.
- Jazz concert - new this year, In
Hendrtx Theater at 7 pm $5student
- Free bowling and billiards from
8 p.m. -10 p.m
- From 9 pm - 11 p.m. in
and received positive response.
"What we discovered is that
families want to know who their
sons' or daughters' instructors
are Iwata said.
The event is meant to be
inclusive and include anyone
from families of ECU students.
Iwata said the event was origi-
nally called "parents weekend
it has been changed to "family
weekend" in an effort to make
the event more inclusive and not
restricted to only parents.
"Generally, from year to
year, we get close to about 2,000
attendants families come from
all over New York, New Jersey,
Virginia and North Carolina
The event also gives the
parents the chance to reconnect
with their children.
"I think the students benefit
from having their families here
for various reasons Iwata said.
Iwata said students and
their families also get to do
other activities outside of ECU
including dining and shopping
Iwata said the event is over-
all well received each year by
students, family members and
"People appreciate the fact
that the university presents an
event like this that is family-ori-
ented and gives them a chance
to interact with the university
faculty and staff Iwata said.
"We encourage all of our
Mendenhall there is an open mic
night and bingo In Mendenhall
-Student Union Is hosting a foam
dance party outside from
9 p.m. - 12p.m.
- Midnight movie In Hendrtx
Saturday, Sept 11
- At 9:30 p.m. The SRC Is offering
a free family pass and is holding
various events Including a power
walk, an aerobic workout
and aqua fitness training
campus community to get
involved this is a collective
endeavor. Even students who
don't have their family visiting
this weekend, these activities are
open to everybody
Cody Squibb, freshman
undecided major, said he feels
the event is a great opportunity
and his family is more than likely
"I think it's a great way for
the family to see what their kids
are involved with in college life
I think it allows everyone to
have a little fun, get away from
the homework and be able to
interact with other people said
Squibb said the main event
he is looking forward to is the
Amanda Smith, freshman
nursing major said she is unsure
if her parents are going to make it
for the event, but she thinks they
will benefit if they do attend.
Smith said she feels the event
is important because it allows
parents to learn more about ECU
if they were unable to attend
"It also gets the students
and parents together unites
them within the school. The
parents should be involved in
the child's education and know
what is going on with them
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- Open house from 10 a.m. to
noon at both the SRC, Student
and the Science and Technology
building. Each different location
provides different Information
about different parts of campus.
- From 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. there Is
a pirate buffet hosted by
faculty and staff of ECU. Tickets
must be purchased In advance
- At 6:30 there Is a pirate spirit
rally before the game.
- ECU v. Wake Forest at 7p.m.
Pee Dee the Pirate welcomes students and their families in ECU'S family weekend game.
Brody surgeon receives
two national awards
Fraternity Rush at ECU begins
recognition for ECU
Dr. W. Randolph Chitwood,
president of the Society for Heart
Valve Disease, founder of the
University Medical Health Center
and senior associate vice chan-
cellor, received several promi-
nent national awards this past
His first award is called
the Harken Award and pre-
sented by Mended Hearts, a
affiliated with the American
Tim Eisner, director of mar-
keting and communications for
Mended Hearts, said the Harken
Award is their most prestigious
award and is only presented
every two years. The award
is presented in honor of the
founder of Mended Hearts and
cardiovascular surgery pioneer,
Dr. Dwight Harken.
"Chitwood was chosen
because of his dedication to
cardiovascular health and his
expertise in complex valvular
surgery said Eisner.
According to Mended Hearts'
biography on Chitwood, he is
one of the nation's preeminent
cardiothoracic surgeons and a
noted researcher in the field of
Chitwood also received the
Phi Kappa Phi National Scholar
award in Albuquerque.
Dr. Ronald Nowaczyk, presi-
dent of ECU'S Phi Kappa Phi
chapter, said this award is only
given out every three years. The
recipients must demonstrate the
ideals of the society through
their activities, achievements and
"These awards really come
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Banner displays fraternities participating in this week's rush.
Rush for social fraternities is
being held this week from Tues-
day, Sept. 7 - 10 and is offering
membership opportunity to all
male ECU students.
Jim Strieker, recruitment
director of this year's fall semes-
ter fraternity rush, said a number
of changes have taken place in
the process which he hopes will
improve the overall recruitment
process. During the first two
nights, all of the men interested
in rushing are meeting at the
Wright Auditorium at 7 p.m
where they will hear several
different speakers including
Strieker, Terry Gore, president of
the Interfraternity Council and
Ion Outterbridge, the director of
The group will also view a
slide show and numerous pho-
tographs educating them about
rush and Greek life in general
They will then be broken up
into several groups, and taken to
all of the different rush locations
of each fraternity over the course
of the two nights. This will allow
each person to see what each
organization has to offer, Strieker
said. ECU buses are providing
transportation for these nights.
During Thursday and Friday
nights, a more informal rush
is taking place, where students
interested are free to travel to
any fraternity's rush location
they choose. Students can begin
the rush process on these nights
if they did not attend the formal
Transportation during these
nights is up to each individ-
ual fraternity. Strieker said he
encourages every male student
to participate in this year's fall
rush and take advantage of what
Greek life has to offer. He said he
feels people should look beyond
the stereotypes that exist today
about fraternities and give the
Greek system a chance.
"Every group of people has
its stereotypes a lot of the ste-
reotypes of fraternities that exist
come from the 1970s and 1980s
and no longer hold true today
Gore agreed with Strieker and
said fraternities offer numerous
benefits for any individual look-
ing to seek them.
"Greek life gives you network-
ing experience, academic experi-
ence and the ability to utilize
your strong leadership skills
Gore said the leadership skills
of the Greek system are prevalent
among ECU'S campus, with many
of the past Student Government
Association presidents being
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Project HEART receives federal grant, looks to expand
Program helps at risk
teens in local counties
Project HEART, a program
designed to help at risk teenag-
ers who are struggling with their
schoolwork, recently received a
$578,000 grant from the federal
government to broaden its service.
Project HEART (High Expec-
tations for At Risk Teens) is a
tutoring program incorporated
within ECU'S College of Educa-
When local schools discover
a student is having difficulty,
they advise Project HEART and
match the student with a tutor.
Each tutor works with an average
of 10 students.
AmeriCorps, a program
approved by former President
Bill Clinton in 1993 to help
support projects in education,
health, environment and safety,
provided the grant.
Betty Beacham, director of
Project HEART, said the addi-
tional funding would allow
for more staff and members to
help as many children as pos-
"The increase in funding is
really to put as many tutors out
in the field to make a difference
College student members are
required to complete 900 hours
of community service to receive a
$5,000 non-taxable living allow-
ance. They are also eligible for an
extra $2,363 once they complete
all the hours and other compo-
nents of the program.
High school students must
complete 300 hours and receive
a $1,000 scholarship. They also
are eligible to receive credit for
an elective class while they tutor
during the day.
Aside from the scholarship
money, members and staff have
other reasons for joining Proj-
ect HEART. Yolanda Mitchell
currently attends ECU, but has
been a member since she was in
"I felt that this would be good
exposure for my future goals of
being a teacher said Mitchell.
"I wanted to make a differ-
ence in the lives of young chil-
dren, especially those at risk
Some students begin the pro-
gram with different career plans,
but leave wanting to pursue a
career In teaching.
"We have had some of
our members who never even
thought about teaching, after
being involved in this program,
have gone back or changed
their majors and now they are
getting a degree to go back in the
classroom Beacham said.
Amanda Hodges, program
coordinator for AmeriCorps
Project HEART, decided to work
with the program because she has
a history of community service and
liked the ideals of Project HEART.
"Community service has
been a large part of my life said
"This position gave me an
opportunity to do work with
students and work with others
Quanteria Cooper, a member
of Project HEART, said she has
gained much more respect for
teachers since she began tutoring.
"I used to think that it was so
easy and that they took their jobs
for granted said Cooper.
"Trying to steer kids into the
right path and to help them to
become more academically suc-
cessful is not an easy task, and
it takes a lot of time, love and
Beacham said Project HEART
is a win-win situation for both the
children and the ECU community.
However, Cooper said that
working for Project HEART is not
"Anytime you work with kids,
you're going to have those rough
times Cooper said.
"Most of the time, if you're
in it for the right reasons, it
will always turn out to be very
rewarding for both the project
member and the tutee
Any person over age 17 is eli-
gible to apply for Project HEART,
but there is no age limit on who
can become a member. Each
applicant must complete an inter-
view, and if they have enough
time and fit a certain profile, they
can be chosen to participate.
Project HEART works with
Pitt County, as well as local
areas such as Beaufort and Rocky
Mount. The program is always
expanding. Beacham said she
has received calls from schools
In Clinton and Wilson who are
interested in joining the pro-
"My goal if we continue
to be funded, is to provide this
kind of service to every child
in eastern North Carolina
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THURSDAY September 9,2004
Fraternity Rush will be Tuesday,
Sept. 7 - Friday, Sept. 10. ECU
busses will provide any person
interested in joining a fraternity
transportation to each fraternity's
rush location on Tuesday and
Wednesday. Busses will stay at all
of the 17 locations for 20 minutes.
On Thursday and Friday, students
are free to go to whatever fraternity
they like. Fraternities will provide
transport for these dates. Rush
begins at 7 p.m. each night.
Evening of bingo is taking place
sponsored by the Student Union
in Mendenhall Dining Hall at 9:30
p.m. Free food and drink. Grand
prize is $100
Artistsculptor Kahll Bendlb
from Berkeley, Calif. Is putting
on an exhibit on campus in
the Mendenhall Student Center
Friday, Sept. 10 from 4 p.m. - 6
Sorority Rush Is taking place
on Sept. 12 - 18. Buses will
transport anyone interested to
each sorority house. For more
Information, contact Amanda
Lewis. Late registration for sorority
recruitment is Sept. 11 from 5 p.m.
- 8 p.m. at 224 at the Greek office
In Mendenhall 224.
Pirate Pep Rally
The ECU Marching Band,
Cheerleaders and Coach
Thompson are conducting a rally
at Mendenhall Student Center
at 6 p.m. (Event is cancelled if
The college of education is
conducting screenings in the
ECU Speech and Hearing Clinic
at Belk Annex 1 at the School of
Allied Health Sciences, near the
intersection of Charles Street and
the 264 bypass. No appointment
Is needed. Sign In begins at 4:45
p.m. and ends at 5:45 p.m. at the
west entrance of the clinic. Must
sign up prior to 5:45.
Campus Safety Week
Campus safety week is taking
place next week put on by the
Student Government Association.
A table is going to be set up in the
Wright Place all week conducting
surveys, a Campus safety walk
is being held Wednesday night
looking for areas of campus that
could use improved security and
a self defense class is being held
Thursday in Mendenhall.
Get a Clue
Get a Due, a student organizational
fair, will be Wednesday, Sept. 15
from 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the
Wright Place. Various student
organizations and activities are
taking place at this event enabling
students to learn more about
activities going on and become
Try Scuba Event
The ECU Scuba Club Is offering an
opportunity for all ECU students
or faculty to Try Scuba" at Minges
dive pool. Event dates are Thurs.
Sept. 16, Wed. Sept. 29 and Oct.
13 from 8:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. All
equipment provided. Cost is $10.
Sign up Is required at least 3 days
prior to event. Contact Jason
Wright at JasonLWrlght gmail.
com or 328-7271 for more
Chamber Music Festival
The Brentano String Quartet will
come to campus for their second
appearance in the Four Seasons
Chamber Music Festival on Friday,
Sept 24 in the A.J. Fletcher Recital
The Travel-Adventure Film &
Theme Dinner Series opens at
Hendrix Theater on the main floor
of Mendenhall Student Center,
with Bavaria and the Black Forest
by Fran Reidelberger on Sunday,
Oct. 3 at 3 p.m.
Kerry takes attack against
outsourcing to North Carolina
GREENSBORO, NC - John Kerry is
promising North Carolina workers
he will fight the forces sending U.S.
jobs overseas, a timely topic in a
state losing jobs to the manufacturing
slump and international
"Because of George Bush's wrong
choices, this country is continuing
to ship good jobs overseas - jobs
with good wages and good benefits,
Kerry said in remarks prepared
for delivery at town hall meeting
Tuesday. "All across America,
companies have shut their doors,
putting hardworking people out of
a job, leaving entire communities
without help or hope
Kerry was taking his message about
jobs and outsourcing to a state with
industries vulnerable to international
competition, like textiles and apparel.
North Carolina is also a state that
the campaign sees as competitive
territory that could be tipped in Kerry's
direction, helped by having North
Carolina Sen. John Edwards as his
Kerry hopes to capitalize on
statements made by Bush
administration officials to portray
the president as unsympathetic to
job losses caused by international
Labor Secretary Elaine Chao said
during the Republican convention
that "the anxiety belles the
numbers' that she said show foreign
companies create more jobs In
the United States than the
number lost to foreign workers.
Treasury Secretary John Snow
has said job outsourcing is an
aspect of trade that "makes
the economy stronger
Bush won North Carolina
easily four years ago,
yet with manufacturing
employment in the state
down more than 20 percent since
2001, economic woes have eaten
into Bush's popularity In the state.
NC voters still say economy, Jobs
key concern In the state
RALEIGH, NC (AP) - While the war on
terrorism Is the top national concern,
economy and jobs are the top priority
among North Carolina's voters,
according to a statewide poll.
The economy and outsourcing of
jobs topped the list when 600 likely
voters were asked, "What is the
most important issue facing North
Carolina?" according to the poll,
conducted by the Maryland-based
polling firm Research 2000 for The
News & Observer of Raleigh, WRAL-
TV In Raleigh and WUNC radio In
Thirty-five percent of those polled
said the economy and jobs were
the most important Issue In the
state. Taxes and state spending (23
percent), health care (19 percent)
and education (18 percent) were the
other key issues In the poll, which
was conducted statewide Monday
through Wednesday of last week.
The- poll has a margin of sampling
error of no more than plus or minus
4 percentage points.
North Carolina has lost thousands
of jobs during a downturn In the
technology sector that began about
three years ago. Thousands more
jobs have been lost as textile mills
closed or laid off workers.
SDH, August was North Carolina's sixth
consecutive month of job growth
and the state has added 57,300 jobs
this year, sixth best In the nation.
The state's seasonally adjusted
unemployment rate fell to 5 percent
in July from a high of 7.0 percent In
April 2002, according to the state
Employment Security Commission.
Kerry says Bush broke promises,
set wrong course In Iraq
CINCINNATI (AP) - John Kerry, at the
site where President Bush described
Iraq as a threat to the United States,
was arguing the president left a trail
of broken promises on the path to war
and squandered money that could be
put to better use at home.
"George W. Bush's wrong choices
have led America In the wrong
direction on Iraq and left America
without the resources we need here
at home the Democratic presidential
candidate said in remarks prepared
for delivery Wednesday. 'I would
not have made the wrong choices
that are forcing us to pay nearly the
entire cost of this war - more than
$200 billion that we're not Investing
In education, health care and job
creation here at home
The speech showed Kerry shifting
from a defensive stance, fending off
charges of Inconsistencies on the
war, to an aggressive challenge of
Bush's decisions In the run-up and
aftermath of war.
Unking the choice to go to war with
its budgetary consequences, Kerry
sought to tie Iraq to health care,
education, jobs and other areas
where Kerry says the administration
followed a misguided path.
"While we've spent that $200 billion in
Iraq, 8 million Americans are looking
for work - 2 million more than when
George W. Bush took office - and
we're told that we cant afford to invest
in job training and job creation here
at home Kerry said.
"He doesn't believe that America can
be strong In the world while we also
make progress here at home. He
believes we have to choose one or
he other. That's a false choice, and
I reject It"
choice' on Election Day
would risk terrorist attack
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Vice
President Dick Cheney says the
United States will risk another terrorist
attack if voters make the wrong choice
on Election Day, suggesting Sen.
John Kerry would follow a pre-Sept
II policy of reacting defensively.
"It's absolutely essential that eight
weeks from today, on Nov. 2, we make
the right choice, because if we make
the wrong choice then the danger Is
that we'll get hit again and well be hit
In a way that will be devastating from
the standpoint of the United States
Cheney told supporters at a town-hall
Democrats reacted quickly.
"Dick Cheney's scare tactics crossed
the line today, showing once again that
he and George Bush will do anything
and say anything to save their jobs
said a statement issued by vice
presidential candidate John Edwards.
�Protecting America from vicious
terrorists is not a Democratic or
Republican Issue and Dick Cheney
and George Bush should know that.
John Kerry and I will keep America
safe, and we will not divide the
American people to do It
If Kerry were elected president Cheney
said the nation would risk falling back
intoa"pre-911 mind-set" that terrorist
attacks are criminal acts that require
a reactive approach. Instead, he said
Bush's offensive approach works to
root out terrorists where they plan
and train, and pressure countries that
Cheney pointed to Afghanistan as a
success story in pursuing terrorists
although the Sept. 11 mastermind,
Osama bin Laden, remains at large.
In Iraq, the vice president said,
the United States has taken out a
leader who used weapons of mass
destruction against his own people
and harbored other terrorists.
"Saddam Hussein today is In jail,
which Is exactly where he belongs
Bush on Tuesday accused Kerry of
changing positions on the Iraq war
by adopting the language of one-time
presidential candidate Howard Dean
when Kerry called the conflict "the
wrong war in the wrong place at the
begins cleanup from
floods that killed at least 161
SHANGHAI, China (AP) - Rain-soaked
residents of southwestern China
began digging out Wednesday after
floods and landslides that killed at
least 161 people, while authorities
warned of further rains over parts of
the disaster area.
Days-long showers had stopped
over Sichuan province's hard-hit
Dazhou area, where the death
toll stood at 89, with 41 missing
and about 10,000 people sick
and injured, said He Rongjun, a
spokesman for the provincial disaster
In sprawling Chongqing municipality
just east of Sichuan, 72 people were
dead and 23 missing, the official
Xinhua News Agency reported.
However, he said meteorologists
have warned at least three major
storms will strike in coming weeks,
and that authorities were alert for
"Even though the rain has stopped,
we will not be moving any rescue
workers from the front line so soon
he said by telephone from Sichuan's
Authorities put the enormous
Three Gorges hydroelectric project
on alert as flood crests passed
through the swollen Yangtze River.
Navigation through the dam's locks
was suspended, although Xinhua
said traffic would be restored on
Summer rains wreak havoc across
the flood-prone Yangtze practically
every year, with torrents rushing down
denuded slopes to menace low lying
plains In central China.
Residents of Chongqing's
mountainous Kaixian county
were being allowed back
to homes devastated
by the floods and mudslides,
Xinhua said. The area accounted
for 54 of Chongqing's deaths.
More than 200 medical workers were
disinfecting the area and 18 disease
monitoring stations were being set up
to guard against outbreaks, Xinhua
said. Electricity was expected to
be restored to the entire county by
California wild fires out of control
Los Angeles County firefighters work to control the blaze.
GEYSERVILLE, Calif. (AP)
� Firefighters were hampered
by erratic wind and low humid-
ity Monday as they made slow
progress against a fire that had
burned nearly 12,000 acres and
four homes in the Northern Cali-
fornia wine country.
The fire, which started Friday
northeast of Sonoma County,
had been 20 percent contained,
and full containment was not
expected until Wednesday, said
Janet Marshall, spokeswoman for
the state Department of Forestry
and Fire Protection.
The unpredictable wind and
dry vegetation, compounded by
uneven and often steep terrain,
made the situation dangerous
for the 1,875 firefighters, Mar-
"These are very erratic winds,
which can be blowing perpen-
dicular to one another she said.
"You never know where they're
coming from, and that's a huge
safety concern for firefighters
A layer of moist air was
expected in the area Tuesday
morning, Marshall said. "If we
get through the dry night, we
can exhale tomorrow morning
Six firefighters had been
injured, but none critically.
In addition to the four homes,
eight outbuildings and 12 cars
had been destroyed. About 40
residents had been evacuated
from the area, about 60 miles
north of San Francisco, including
occupants of six homes ordered
evacuated Monday morning,
Others living in the area
were urged to have evacuation
plans ready because the blaze
was threatening 200 other houses
and five businesses.
The fire also threatened
major power lines from 21 gen-
erating plants in the Geysers, the
world's largest geothermal power
On Saturday, two-thirds of
the plants and two transmission
lines were shut down, said Kent
Robertson, a spokesman for Cal-
pine Corp which owns the lines.
The company rerouted electricity
from other plants, and no outages
The Geysers has major power
lines from 21 generating plants
crossing over rugged terrain
near the fire, and that creates
the possibility of blackouts, said
Kent Robertson, a spokesman for
In San Diego County, fire-
fighters put out a brush fire that
consumed 65 acres in the San
Pasqual Valley. Several homes
had been threatened, but no
structures were damaged.
Accidental explosion started panic
that led to end of hostage situation
MOSCOW (AP) � The mili-
tants who raided a school in
southern Russia last week were
led by a man dubbed the Colonel,
who enforced obedience by kill-
ing three fellow attackers - two
by detonating the explosives they
had strapped to their bodies.
Two days later, the attackers
were moving the explosives they
rigged around the gym where
hundreds of hostages were held,
and a bomb went off accidentally.
That began the spiral of panic
that led to the bloody conclusion
of the standoff, in which more
than 320 people were killed.
Those details were among
several disclosed by Prosecutor-
General Vladimir Ustinov on
Wednesday, in the government's
first formal attempt to account
for the tragedy last week. It
came as Russia offered more
than $10 million for informa-
tion that helps "neutralize" two
well-known rebel leaders from
breakaway Chechnya accused of
planning the attack.
Ustinov, who met with Presi-
dent Vladimir Putin, said 326
hostages had been killed and 727
wounded in the attack, which
ended Friday in a wave of explo-
sions and gunfire as hostages
tried to flee, and special forces
and armed civilians tried to help
them. He said 210 of the bodies
had been identified, and foren-
sic workers were also trying to
identify 32 body fragments. The
death toll could rise, said Ustinov.
Various officials had previ-
ously leaked some details of the
investigation, but the govern-
ment had not set out its own
version of events until now.
The approximately 30 attack-
ers, including two women, had
gathered in a forest early on the
morning of Sept. 1 and arrived
at School No. 1 in Beslan in a
military-type truck and two
jeeps, packed with weapons and
ammunition, Ustinov said.
They herded people who had
gathered to mark the first day of
school to the gym. Some of the
militants objected to seizing a
school, and their leader, who
went by the name Colonel, shot
one of them. He said he would do
the same to any other militants
or hostages who did not show
Later that day, he detonated
the explosives worn by two
female attackers, killing them, to
enforce the lesson, Ustinov said.
One of the militants was sta-
tioned with his foot on a button
that would set off the explosives,
Ustinov said. If he lifted his foot,
the bombs strung up around the
school gymnasium would deto-
nate, he said.
On Friday, the militants
decided for unknown reasons
to reposition the explosives, and
apparently set off one bomb
by mistake, Ustinov said. That
sparked panic, as hostages tried
to flee, and the attackers opened
That led Russian forces to
storm the building.
Ustinov said his information
was based on interviews with
witnesses and the one alleged
attacker who has been confirmed
detained, Identified as Nur-Pashi
Kulayev. Officials believe the
attack In the city of Beslan was
orchestrated by militants from
Ustinov's deputy, Sergei Fri-
dinsky, said that the bodies of 12
of the attackers had been identi-
fied, and that some of them had
taken part in a June attack in the
neighboring Russian republic of
Ingushetia that targeted police
and killed 88 people.
Some 1,200 hostages had been
taken at the school, Ustinov said.
It was the first official admission
that the number of hostages had
been so high - initially, the gov-
ernment said about 3S0 people
had been seized, and over the
weekend, a regional official said
the number had been 1,181.
Ustinov's report came as
the Federal Security Service,
the main successor to the KGB,
offered more than $10 million
for information leading to the
arrests of Shamil Basayev and
The FSB said they had been
responsible for "Inhuman ter-
rorist acts on the territory of the
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Ion Outterbridge, director of
Greek life, said Greek organiza-
tions are strong academically
holding a 90 percent graduation
rate. In the spring of 2004, the
average GPA for Greek members
was at 2.773, which is higher
than average of ECU's general
population of students.
Another benefit of involve-
ment in Greek organizations
is the opportunity to apply for
Each Greek organization,
whether classified as social or
service, is very much the same.
They all like to have parties and
meet new friends, but they also
like to volunteer and raise money
for various non-profit organiza-
tions throughout Greenville and
Pitt County, Outterbridge said.
According to Outterbridge,
each organization has its own set
Tues, Sept. 7 through Frt. Sept. 10
Formal Recruitment was held on
Tuesday and Wednesday
evenings. Rushees met at
Wright Auditorium at 7p.m. to view
slide show of all fraternities and
be Introduced to Ion Outterbridge.
Terry Gore and other Executive
board members of the Interfrater-
Afterwards, rushees began to
visit fraternity rush locations by
provided transportation. Buses will
requirements from its National
Office on the number of service
hours that must be completed
There are also those benefits
that people on the outside world
do not see; the bonds that are
built, the brothers that are made
for life and the chance to learn
responsibility and leadership
skills for the many years beyond
college, Outterbridge said.
Nick Genty, president of
Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, said
he agrees there is much avail-
able to students who choose to
participate in Greek life.
While pledging, each
organization wants to make
sure their members keep their
grades up and put schooling first,
Genty said. Academic assistance
and tutors are available to any
student who is struggling.
"Being Greek gives you
visit houses on Fifth St and Tenth
St These will be split up between
Tuesday and Wednesday. Rush will
end at approximately 11p.m.
Informal Recruitment Is taking
place Thursday and Friday nights.
On these nights, rushees will be
free to visit any house of their
choosing to learn more. Transpor-
tation will be provided
by the Individual organizations.
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Greek organization, visit
Fraternities within the Interfrater-
many connections in the
corporate world it gives
you a chance to get involved
in intramurals, homecoming
This writer can be contacted at
Approximately 80 students regis-
tered for formal recruitment.
Fraternities may give "snap bids
granting students membership
after the formal recruitment period.
Students with questions can call the
Interfratemlty Council at 328-4706.
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to the institution, not the indi-
vidual said Chitwood.
Chitwood is currently a
faculty member of Phi Kappa
Phi and won the 2003 South-
east Region Scholars Awards.
He said he won mainly due
to his work with the da Vinci
Chitwood said da Vinci is a
development in robotic surgery
that began in the 1990s. Under
this surgery system, instead of
making a large incision and
leaving the patient with what he
calls a "zipper" down his chest,
da Vinci enables the surgeon to
make a small incision under the
breast and work with robotic
instruments to operate.
Nowaczyk said it was an
easy decision to nominate Chit-
wood again for the national
award. Chitwood was selected
unanimously by the chap-
ter's executive committee.
"Dr. Chitwood is an aca-
demic and clinical superstar
his level of scholarly productivity
is even more impressive in the
light of his extensive administra-
tive responsibilities Nowaczyk
said in the nomination letter.
Chitwood accepted the
award at the 2004 Phi Kappa
Phi National Convention.
Nowaczyk said that out of all the
presenters, Chitwood received
the only standing ovation.
As the National Scholars
Award recipient, Chitwooctjlso
He said the money will prob-
ably go toward research, but the
award is not about money - it's
about the recognition.
"He has brought recogni-
tion and prestige to the uni-
versity Nowaczyk said.
"Simply put, The Eastern
Carolina Cardiovascular Center
would not even be on the table
except for Dr. Chit wood's efforts
Phi Kappa Phi is the oldest
honor society open to all aca-
demic disciplines. According
to the society's Web site, about
34,000 people are initiated each
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THURSDAY September 9,2004
Saturday, two men were shot and killed while
they were tailgating before a North Carolina
State University football game, reinforcing just
what can happen when a situation becomes
out of control.
According to eyewitnesses, Kevin McCann of
Chicago and 2nd Lt. Brett Harman, a Camp
Lejune Marine, noticed two men recklessly
driving around the tailgating field. McCann
and Harman approached the drivers, brothers
Timothy Johnson and Tony Johnson, and a
Eyewitnesses said about a half hour later,
the Johnson brothers came back looking for
McCann and Harman, armed with a gun.
The Johnson brothers are currently being held
in jail without bond. Each faces two counts of
Wednesday, two more arrests were made in I
conjunction with the murders. Ashley Brown
of Tarboro and Rachel Louise French of Apex �
were both charged with accessory after the fact
to murder, for attempting to help the Johnson j
brothers escape arrest.
Both the suspects and the families of the
deceased are continuing to dispute the exact
events of the day, however there is no escap-
ing the facts. Because of this incident, two
men are dead, four people are being held in
jail, families are destroyed ,and the security of
a once carefree public event has now forever
A situation like this could have occurred on
any tailgating field, on any given game day.
Granted, this was one isolated incident, but it
reminds us that we can never be too careful
- even during tailgating, a ritual enjoyed by
many here at ECU.
With the first home game approaching in a few
short days, TEC would like to remind students,
faculty, staff and Pirate fans alike to be aware of
your surroundings and to stay as safe as pos-
sible. If you notice conflict arising or something
suspicious happening, please notify the police
patrolling the tailgating fields.
We regret that a tradition as simple and as inno-
cent as tailgating has turned into yet another
reason to be jaded and cautious, however
the incident at NCSU proves that we need to
become more aware of our surroundings.
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Bush: War on Terror is unwinnable
Admission or Freudian slip?
Last week, in an interview with
Matt Lauer, President Bush stated that
the current War on Terror is an unwin-
nable proposition. Now, the last thing
that President Bush wants to look like is
a flip-flopper, considering the national
Republican campaign to paint the Presi-
dents Democratic rival, John Kerry, as
precisely that. Heading off a looming
press nightmare before the quote hit
the AP and was transmitted all over
the country, Bush's top handlers were
quick to assert that the President had
misspoken, a Freudian slip. These same
political Svengalis were also quick to
point out there would be no major
shift in U.S. policies concerning the
international War on Terrorism, despite
what the leader of the free world had
said on camera to a respected member
of the journalistic community. The
entire quote was a mistake.
Mistake? Pish Posh. The man has
finally come to his senses. Perhaps not
entirely, but I think that Matt Lauer was
lucky enough to be present during one
of Bush's rare and shocking moments
of thoughtfulness, or as alcoholics refer
to them, moments of clarity. For one
amazing moment, the skies opened
up; the Earth came into perfect align-
ment with Jupiter, and Bush thought
before he spoke. Sinte it contradicts
everything that the War on Terror
has come to mean in this country, his
advisors quickly wrote the comment off
as another one of Bush's grammatical
mistakes (a perfectly reasonable expla-
nation, considering the President's
penchant for butchering the English
language beyond recognition during
speeches and interviews), and changed
the subject. Call it what you like: Alle-
gorical mistake, slip of the tongue,
whatever. Deep inside the President's
psyche, at that very moment, I wit-
nessed an awakening. Subconsciously,
the man finally admitted to himself
that his much lauded "international
War to stamp out terror" was a failure
before its inception. The U.S. military
could just as easily succeed in stamping
out evil, mean people, bad fashion or
Carrot top. Just like international ter-
rorism, these things exist as long as the
cultures which support them exist.
With the conflicts in Iraq and
Afghanistan dragging the United States
economy deeper into debt by the day,
and with no foreseeable end to either
situation in sight, Bush will do his best
over the course of the next few months
to convince us that these problems are
getting better. He will try and tell us
that by being vigilant, and never giving
up, and plodding forward regardless
of the cost, both internationally and
domestically, that Iraq will soon be a
shining democratic republic amidst
a sea of tyrannical Islamic dictator-
ships. That the people of Afghanistan
will be as free as Americans and the
fundamentalist social structures of
these countries will come crashing
down, replaced instead with good, old
fashioned American freedom.
If President Bush had more than
a cursory understanding of interna-
tional politics and foreign relations,
or bothered to open his eyes and for
a moment glance about the world in
which we live, he would see that as well.
And I think that his little slip up on
Matt Lauer was nothing less than the
accidental verbalization of a fact that
everyone except the President and Vice
President seem to realize.
There is no way to win the War on
Terror, at least not by hitting it with the
sledge hammer that is the U.S. military.
Perhaps now that the president has
finally verbalized the reality of the
situation we will be able to explore new
options for approaching the worldwide
struggle against anti-Americanism
and the cancer of international ter-
In My Opinion
Political facts get fuzzier as Election Day nears
(KRT) � In last year's movie Some-
thing's Gotta Give, Jack Nicholson tries
to explain his errant behavior as a suitor
to Diane Keaton:
"I've never lied to you. I've always
told you some version of the truth he
But, she protests: "Truth doesn't
Ah, Diane, wish you were right. But
sorry, in love, as many people know,
the truth often does have versions.
And people choose to believe what
they want to believe about what a lover
is saying or doing. It's a human foible
connected to being in love.
Unfortunately, politics is a lot like
love in this regard, and people act much
the same. Best example to date: The
different versions of Democratic presi-
dential nominee John Kerry's Vietnam
Another fresh example: two ver-
sions about the ability of this country
to win the war on terrorism - both
from the mouth of President Bush, one
It's an election year, and Americans
know what that means. Voters have
been subjected through advertising
and campaign rhetoric to the usual non
issues, side issues, misstatements and
outright distortions. Most are some ver-
sion of the truth, loosely defined.
Whom can voters trust? Who
speaks the true truth? And how can
voters ever possibly know?
Absent guarantees, it seems most
Americans are choosing what to believe
based on their personal views of the
candidates themselves. Public opinion
polls show us to be an already polar-
ized country concerning our choices
in the presidential election, and the
Republicans haven't even finished their
nominating convention yet.
Some say that Kerry asked for a
dissection of his war record by making
his veteran status part of his resume to
serve as president.
Yet, the dissection that occurred
- by a GOP-connected veterans
group - has been countered by a claim
of inaccuracy that is backed up by
The Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, a
misnamed group if ever there was one,
bought air time to present their version
of the Democratic nominee's record.
They basically claimed Kerry was a
liar and a coward and did not deserve
the medals and honors he received for
valor in combat.
The Swift Boat Veterans for Truth
discredited the stories of other veter-
ans who actually served with Kerry in
the war, including one who says Kerry
saved his life by plucking him out of
the water under enemy fire.
In fact, one of Kerry's chief detrac-
tors on the war issue received a Bronze
Star for the very same action that
he now says Kerry fabricated. The
military's official version of what hap-
pened is incorrect, he says. I'm sure
his memory hasn't faded in all these
Further, many Republicans now
say, the issue of military service isn't
Important in choosing a president. That
isn't what they said when Bill Clinton
ran for president, of course.
Clinton, a Democrat, was denounced
for eight years for choosing to evade
military service during the Vietnam
So now the Democrats have a can-
didate who fits the requirements of
volunteering, showing up and putting
his life on the line. And Republicans
- all of a sudden - put down that ser-
vice as unimportant. Which version of
that doublespeak do Americans choose
Speaking of Bush, this week he
confused Americans with his com-
ments on winning the terrorism war.
First, he says we can't and then he says
One of these statements probably
was a misstatement, and I am guessing
the first one. But it might have been
the most honest one, if you look at the
war on terrorism in the big picture. We
likely will be fighting against terrorism
for many decades to come.
But I figure those who support
the president do not want him going
around saying that the war on terror-
ism can't be won. So Bush's handlers
got to him, plotted a new statement,
and on Tuesday, the president reversed
The election is not until November,
and it is just September. Lots more time
for "facts" and "records" to show up.
But because most Americans seem
to have made up their minds about
whom to believe and what to believe,
it is likely that we will just continue
batting "facts" back and forth. Likely
most voters won't be dislodged from
their favorite fellow.
That leaves the minority of unde-
cideds in key states to determine which
way this election will go. And the
campaign spinmeisters are going to be
very busy trying to appeal to them in
the coming weeks.
Hold your ears, cover your eyes, and
wait for incoming. More versions of the
truth are on the way.
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Everyone's always got some-
thing to say - why? If you don't
like the way things are, get off
your lazy a and do something
BushCheney '04: Over a bil-
lion whoppers served.
President George W. Bush is
currently trying to get himself
and his party re-elected for the
2004-2008 term. Sorry, G.W
but I don't think a Presidency
promoting lies, exaggerations
and propaganda constitutes the
quality deserving a "President of
the United States" nod again.
Explain to me why men like
the Idea of just being "friends"
(and you know what I mean), as
long as they suggest it and as long
as the woman wants more. If you
can't handle a woman dictating
to you when she wants you the
same way you do her, then don't
suggest being friends.
If STDs are cool, ECU is the
place to be.
What's up with everyone and
their huge gold umbrellas? Every
time it rains I feel like it is more
of a challenge to dodge the big
umbrellas than it is to try and
What is it with the men in
eastern North Carolina? Most
don't speak unless spoken to and
half of them seem easily intimi-
dated by strong-willed women.
What is it? Is every man around
here so used to the woman being
the one in control that they can't
think for themselves? Let me give
those men that fall in this cat-
egory a little advice - open your
mouth, and get a little aggressive.
Some of us appreciate a man that
knows what he wants and doesn't
mind saying it.
To the sorority on the corner
of Elm and 10th Streets, I under-
stand that watering your new
lawn is important, but when the
sprinklers are hitting the cars on
the road instead of the lawn, I
don't think they are doing much
good. If I wanted to wash my car
I would have taken my car to a
Yay! "The Apprentice" is
back for a second season! More
chances to see Donald Trump's
Am I the only one, or does
anyone else think that the
dismissal of the Kobe Bryant case
is just a little too convenient? In
my opinion, Bryant never raped
the defendant but she saw an
opportunity to say so and get
some big bucks. Athletes get in
trouble often enough but no
more than anyone else. And
let's not forget that they can be
"It ain't normal
- and it's most men's
fantasy. I ain't ever
really got a kick out
of two women being
together at the same
- Pop star Usher, on
having a threesome
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2004 Election: Important or insignificant?
President Bush addresses a group of supporters at a rally.
Presidential candidate John Kerry poses in front of fans and well wishers at a rally.
Ways for students to
get involved in this
Are you going to vote in the
upcoming Presidential Election?
According to the U.S. Census
Bureau 2000 Report, 68 percent of
18 to 24 year old citizens did not
vote in the last Presidential Election.
This statistic is the reason
many students like junior Maggie
O'Neill feel the upcoming Presi-
dential Election is important.
As a Chief of Staff of the
SGA, O'Neill said that "It is very
important for people (especially
young people) to vote because all
of the issues that are important in
this election will directly effect
how students get a job, what
social security each person will
get and who is going to war
Bonnie G. Mani, Ph.D of
the political science department
agrees that students need to vote
because the government affects
almost every aspect of a student's
life. Mani said things as simple as
buying gas and cigarettes from a gas
station could be changed depend-
ing on the governmental leader.
Although students know how
much the government affects
them, Mani said the reason many
18-24 year olds do not vote or
even register is because they are
"cynical about government in
general Mani notes that young,
eligible voters are at the age where
they have a driver's license, can
buy cigarettes and vote, yet can
not do things like buy the liquor
they want to drink. Mani also
said that many students simply
have a lack of information so
don't feel they are even informed
enough to vote.
Sophomore Julierent Lewis
said "I am not against voting for
our new president. I know it is
our civic duty, but I don't even
know that much about either of
the candidates. If I voted, I would
probably vote without really
knowing who I was voting for
Getting young voters
informed is one of the biggest
obstacles political leaders, educa-
tors and others face during this
Presidential Election. Peter L.
Francia, Ph.D of the political
science department said there
are many unbiased sources that
contain excellent information
about the candidates and presi-
Web sites like Project Vote
Smart at www.Vote-smart.org,
and The Center for Responsive
Politics at www.Opensecrets.
org are two excellent Web sites
Francia recommends for students
wanting more information.
Television sources like MTV
and CNN have also begun to
devote more time and effort to
get eligible voters registered and
informed. There are currently
many news broadcasts and spe-
cials on television that can be
very informative for those stu-
dents who are looking for more
information on the candidates
and their platforms.
ECU's SGA is also doing its
part to get students informed and
registered to vote.
"Student Government Asso-
ciation is planning on registering
2004 voters by having voter regis-
tration booths at different events
on campus O'Neill said.
The last day to register to vote
for the Nov 2, 2004 Presidential
Election is Oct. 8. If students are
intrested in finding out how
they can register to vote, they
see VOTE page A8
Choose or Lose js going strong Fan fashions
MTV's 20 Million
ASSISTANT FEATURES EDITOR
The United States is one of
the few countries in the world in
which every gender and race have
the right to vote. Once a person Is
legally 18 years old, registering to
vote is their right as an American.
MTV, or Music Television, has
decided that not enough people
between the ages of 18 and 30
are voting. During the last presi-
dential election, only 18 million
young adults voted. Choose or
Lose 2004: Twenty Million Loud
is MTV's campaign which is pro-
moting political awareness and
Launched in 1992, the Choose
or Lose campaign is MTV's pro-
social approach to making young
people aware of the political
process and shows them that it
is possible to have their most
urgent political concerns voiced
to thousands of people. MTV
is confident that if 20 million
young people would vote, the
nation would realize that the 18-
30 age group does care about the
democratic process. The opinion
of MTV is well stated by EVP,
News and Production at MTV,
Dave Sirulnick. "Our campaign
will actively work to dispel a
number of misconceptions about
young people in America
"Twenty Million Loud will
serve as a call to action to prove
that young people are not apa-
thetic and actually vote in large
numbers for candidates from
both parties. This is a group of
voters that can swing elections
and must be taken seriously in
2004 said Sirulnick.
President of MTV and MTV2,
Van Toffler is very passionate
about Choose or Lose 2004.
"The goal of Choose or Lose
2004 and 20 Million Loud is
to give this enormous pool of
potential voters the tools they
need to make informed choices,
get involved in the political pro-
cess and become motivated to
make the ultimate choice in our
democracy said Toffler.
Toffler understands that
young people are becoming
much more politically aware
every day because of how the
dynamics of the United States has
"The political and social
environment of the past three
years has created an amazingly
active and informed group of
young voters w;th issues ranging
from the war on terror and the US
involvement in Iraq to education
and the economy Toffler said.
MTV.com has many features
to offer the young adult inter-
ested in voting this election year.
Users can register to vote in their
home state, get un-biased infor-
mation about the candidates and
join discussion forums to actively
discuss issues that plague young
people. The "vote smart" tab of
the MTV Choose or Lose 2004
Web site has information about
each candidate, issues from the
public agenda and links to an
election guide. Issues that the
"vote smart" tab address are: the
Students can go on the Choose or Lose Web site and voice their
opinions about the two candidates by adding their captions to
pictures found on the Web site like the picture above.
environment, gay rights, health
care, higher education, terror-
ism and many other important
MTV's Choose or Lose 2004 is
the first ever national campaign
that will offer an Online "Pre-
Lection" where young people
can cast their votes for president
in a simulated national election.
Along with being able to simulate
an election, anyone who registers
for the "Pre-Lection" can also
gain exclusive access to music
Those who have registered
for "Pre-Lection" can also win a
chance to be on TRL, hang out
with an MTV VJ in New York
City and win CDsMTV gear.
"Pre-Lection" voting starts on Sept.
20, which allows young people
to be heard like never before.
MTV's Choose or Lose 2004
campaign slogan "20 Million
Loud" helps to represent a coali-
tion of youth organizations.
MTV's partners in Choose or Lose
2004 include Youth Vote Coali-
tion, the Hip-Hop Team Vote,
WWE's Smackdown Your Vote
Meetup.com, Project Vote Smart,
National Council of La Raza,
Black Youth Vote, Youth Service
America, the New Voters Project,
Youth Venture, CIRCLE Research,
the NAACP and Harvard Univer-
sity Institute of Politics.
Roger Green, a junior at ECU
has seen commercials on MTV
see CHOOSE page A7
On the Web:
- Register to Vote
- Learn about the candidates
- Learn about the Issues
- Register for the "Fre-LectJon"
Are you feeling heavy burdens of stress?
Stress vs. stress
A study done by the Health
Resource Network shows that 75
percent of the population feels
stress weekly. Of those people,
half have said to feel moderate
to high levels of stress.
What is stress? 1 am sure you
have felt it before, but could you
define it? The counseling center
of the University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign defines
stress as "the 'wear and tear' our
bodies experience as we adjust
to our continually changing
Stress affects everyone on a
daily basis. Chances are you are
feeling some sort of stress as you
read this article, possibly from a
quiz or a project. Not all stress is
bad, though. It can motivate you
to do well in school or other daily
"I feel that I do my best work
when I am under pressure or a
little bit of stress said Danny
Stiling, junior design and draft-
The problem Is when stress
becomes more overwhelming.
Symptoms of overwhelming
stress may be physical, such
as headaches, irritability, skin
problems, fatigue, sleeping prob-
lems, muscle tension and eating
problems. Symptoms may also
be emotional, such as lack of
motivation, inability to focus,
nervousness and uncontrollable
crying. I am sure you have felt
some of these symptoms before.
Everyone feels stress differently,
though. Some feel tired and can't
eat, while some can't sleep and
feel no motivation for school.
It is important that when you
are feeling stressed that you learn
to manage and reduce that stress.
If you don't, stress will build up
and lead to worse problems, such
as emotional breakdowns and
even heart disease and strokes
caused from raised blood pres-
"Manage your time wisely,
don't study 247. You could study
some, then socialize a while, and
a planner definitely helps said
Ty wanna Jeffries, assistant direc-
tor for wellness education.
There are many ways to
relieve stress. The same way
that everyone feels stress differ-
ently, everyone finds relief from
stress differently. This takes
time and finding what works for
you. Experiment with exercise
and programs offered around
"Knowing your own body
and knowing what your signs
of stress are can help you know
the things you need to do to
relax said Valerie Kisler-Van
Reede, licensed psychologist for
see STRESS page A7
Styles students can
wear to school
Unlike our friends to the
north, who have had nighttime
temperatures drop into the sixties,
we still have a few more weeks of
warm temperatures. Even so, it is
time to think about fall fashions,
as they are already in most stores.
So what are the "must haves" of
fall? Apparently the fashion gurus
state it is the Manolo Blahnik
pumps for the reasonable price of
$485. Now I am sure many of you
are asking yourselves, "what is a
Manolo Blahnik pump?" Perhaps
some of you that watched "Sex
and the City" on HBO would
know that Manolo's are shoes.
But what college student could
afford $485 for one pair of shoes?
I can only think of two, the Olsen
twins, who will be attending
NYU this fall. So, what can ECU
students wear, while on a budget,
and still look fashionable?
On the runways, many
women will see embellishments
on everything. Sweaters, belts,
shoes and purses will sparkle
with sequins and other orna-
mental elements. Broaches are
another glittering accent. You
can buy them new, but you may
want to ask your grandmother
or mother if they have any you
can use. The Salvation Army
and thrift stores are a wonderful
place to find these things for a
The main colors this season
are hues of purple or green.
Women will also see animal
prints and, believe it or not, pais-
ley is making a comeback.
Many new styles of skirts are
found in tweed and plaid fabrics.
The cut is penciled or flared
These are worn with fitted knit
tops. Pant styles haven't changed
much. They can be found in
tweeds, plaids and monochro-
To keep warm, fashion design-
ers have made many styles of
Shearling vests and coats. Pon-
chos and pullovers have already
been seen on campus. Belted
coats are another consideration
If you can't afford to buy a new
coat, many fashion designers
suggest updating fitted coats you
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about Choose or Lose 2004.
"The commercials make
you think but did not really
influence me because I was going
to vote regardless. Hopefully the
commercials and the campaign
will make people who never
thought about registering to
vote just go out and do it said
MTV reaches more than 8S
million homes across the U.S.
and was rated the number one
network for young adults, ages
18-34 last year. MTV Networks
also own and operate many other
popular cable stations such as
NickelodeonNick at Night, TV
Land, VH1, CMT and Spike TV.
chooseorlose for more about
registering to vote, the
"Pre-Lection" or for
information about the
candidates. Americans who
are not part of the 18-30
crowd do not expect young
people to vote. Prove them
wrong by being informed about
the candidates and taking
advantage of your right to vote.
Register to vote on Nov. 2, Choose
This writer can be contacted at
the Center for Counseling and
Activities that are recom-
mended by both the Counseling
Center and the Wellness Educa-
tion Center are things like medi-
tation, exercise and spending
time relaxing. It is important to
eat right and have good sleeping
habits. Eating and sleeping well
helps your body physically and
emotionally adjust to stress.
What are your stressors? Find
out what causes you to feel stress.
Don't ignore it. Confront it and
find out ways to manage through.
Slow breathing is an effective
way to bring your heart rate
down and help focus. It can also
help in reducing muscle tension
around the neck and shoulders.
Journaling may also help by
giving you an outlet to express
feelings. Find a way to laugh.
Watch a funny movie or spend
time with friends. Studies show
that laughter is one of the most
effective ways to reduce stress.
It is also important for you
not to turn to nicotine and
other stimulants, alcohol or
sex to relieve stress. You may
feel that they reduce stress,
but they lead to other stresses
that may make things worse
in the future. Stresses such as
addiction, binge drinking
and sexually transmitted
diseases can raise stress levels
If you are feeling stressed
to where you can't handle it
or feel you don't know how to
deal with stress in general, please
feel free to contact the Center
for Counseling at 328-6661
or Wellness Education at
328-6794. They offer bro-
chures on stress management
and counseling. Don't let stress
get you down. Lead a healthy,
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from page A6
already own with a sparkly belt.
For the fashion conscious men
on campus, the colors for shirts
are a combination of browns and
blues. These come in diamond
prints, stripes and checks. Many
men will be wearing narrow ties
with stripes or patterns. Very
ornate ties will be seen in stores
and can second as a conversation
piece at your next formal. Cargo
pants and khakis are always
popular, but it is suggested to
not use the side pockets in those
cargo pants. They are more for
decoration and don't hang well
when bulging with "cargo
Lastly, for the guys, many of
you will use denim jackets and
cardigans to stay warm. Fashion
designers stress it is a cardinal
sin to wear a denim jacket with
jeans. So gentlemen, don't be
a fashion victim.
Have ECU students really
given much thought to buying
clothes for this fall?
"No, not really said Derek
Hurdle, senior in finance.
"I like the polo's at Amber-
crombie and Fitch and J.Crew
Interestingly enough, he
commented that he does like
to shop but usually will go to
the bigger cities like Raleigh or
Courtney Johnson, a senior
in child life studies agreed. She
will often go to Raleigh.
"They have a bigger selec-
tion said Johnson.
Where can one shop in
Greenville? The Gap at Colonial
Mall is a good start. The Gap is
promoting individual styles and
how you wear it. Much of what is
found at the Gap is contemporary
basic styles that one can wear
with their own personal flare by
accessorizing or layering. Sarah
Jessica Parker, their new spokes
model, can be seen donning sev-
eral styles of jeans that she had
altered to fit her personal style;
from racing stripes down the side
of one pair of jeans to bows on
another. So, anything goes.
Women can find layering
tees, which were popular this
summer and smart blazers with a
form fitting cut. These blazers are
extremely versatile because they
can be dressed up with a pair of
pants or dressed down with a pair
of jeans. The two biggest sellers in
women's jeans are the Long and
Lean and the Ultra Low Rider.
"Don't let the name Long and
Lean fool you. This pair of jeans
is named so because of the look it
gives you, not necessarily how it
fits said Eric Batemen, assistant
manager of the Gap.
Women can also expect to see
denim or cord skirts and pants
with a flare, boot or modern
cut. The jeans and pants have
variations on the washes or
There are also many acces-
sories to choose from at the Gap.
Scarf belts can be worn around
the waist or the neck. Flower
pins and broaches can be used as
For the guys, the Gap is pro-
moting "stress free" items for
men. What does this mean? Two
wonderful words: spill resistant.
The relaxed and classic fit pants
and many styles of button down
shirts and polo's are pretreated
fi Fashion Tips
Ideas for women:
Glittering accents - vintage
broaches, spaikly belts,
Swap a belt for a bow
Green Is the new shoe hue
Women's blazers with a form
fitting cut are extremely versatile
Ideas for men:
Spill resistant clothes
Jean Jackets and cardigans
to help resist stains. These items
come in many different colors
The Gap is running a great
promotion: buy five regular
priced items and receive a 20
percent discount. This offer will
run until Sept. 22.
American Eagle Outfitters,
also found at Colonial Mall, is
promoting many of the same
styles. Denim skirts, blazers,
and ponchos for the gals. Polo's,
button down shirts, jeans and
cargo pants for the guys. Geared
toward college kids, price ranges
from $29.50 and up.
If you are on a really tight
budget you can always check out
the discount stores like the Cata-
log Connection, TJMaxx or Ross.
You have to look but you can find
some incredible stuff.
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may want to go to the Federal
Election Commission Web site,
www.Fec.gov, or the North
Carolina Board of Elections at
may also go directly to the Pitt
County Government Board of
Elections Office at 201 E 2nd St.
If a student is registered in
another state, they can obtain
what is called an absentee ballot.
An absentee ballot is a ballot
that is mailed to the out-of-state
person from the state they regis-
tered In. Absentee ballots must be
returned by Nov 1 at 5 p.m and
can be obtained starting Sept. 13.
By going to www.electionimpact.
votenet.com students can find
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Special Events on September 10
ECU JAZZ ENSEMBLE CONCERT
Hendrix Theatre, 7pm $5.oo for ECU Students
$ 10.00 for ECU FacultyStaff (in advance)
Get ready to groove to the smooth tunes of our ECU Jazz
Ensemble under the artful direction of Caroll Dashiell!
Family weekend calendar
ECU PIRATE PEP RALLY
MENDENHALL BRICKYARD, 6PM
join us in cheering our ecu pirates to another victory along
with the ECU marching Band, coach John Thompson, ECU
Cheerleaders and Dance team!
World Peace Week Sept 19-24
World Peace Vigil
Tuesday, September 21 "
Steps of Joyner Library, 7pm
Join us i'� i special evening ol reflections .mil musical performances focusing on world peace
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Sponsorskf ih ECU'ShhL-ni Invehtnumt't UionmU 289&
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
4PM-6PM SU ART EXHIBIT OPENINGRECEPTION (NEW) MENDENHALL
Student center (MSC)
artistsculptor Kahil Bendib from Berkeley, CA will be on campus to meet
WITH STUDENTS AND FAMILIES AT HIS EXHIBIT OPENING IN MENDENHALL STUDENT
CENTER. BENDIB CREW UP IN MORROCO AND ALCERIA AND CAME TO CALIFORNIA
TO PURSUE HIS MASTER'S DEGREE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA IN
1 980. HE BEGAN HIS CAREER FIRST AS A POLITICAL CARTOONIST AND LATER AS A
PROFESSIONAL SCUPTOR. HIS WORK HAS BEEN COLLECTED AND EXHIBITED BOTH IN
THE US AND ABROAD. SPONSORED BY SU VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE.
6pm ECU Pirate pep rally msc brickyard
(IF IT RAINS, THIS EVENT WILL BE CANCELLED)
JOIN US AND THE ECU MARCHING BAND, CHEERLEADERS AND COACH THOMPSON AS WE
CHEER OUR ECU PIRATES ON FOR A VICTORY OVER THE WAKE FOREST DEMON DEACONS!
6PM-11 pm Adventure Extravaganza (NEW)
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belay workshop location: climbing wall
basic kayak paddling technique location: outdoor pool
Basic Canoe paddling Technique location: south Lap
Kayak rolling technique location: outdoor pooiso.lap
west Trip multi- Media preview location: SRC Classroom
Climbing technique seminar location: climbing wall (Staff)
ecu Jazz Ensemble concert (Ticketed)
don't miss this opportunity to hear our premiere ecu jazz ensemble in an
upbeat and cool evening of all that jazz! tickets are still available.
9pm-0n ecu family fun night (new) msc
Enjoy a relaxing evening in Mendenhall at our "open mic" night (sign up
and perform your favorites) in the pirate underground sponsored by su
popular Entertainment, free bowling and billiards (8pm-iopm) in the outer
llmitz, su late night films (shrek 2 and eternal sunshine of a spotless mind)
and su presents an outdoor videofoam dance party (9pm-1 2am).
the friends of joyner library will hold their annual book sale on friday,
910 thru sunday 912 in mendenhall. hours for the book sale will be
friday (910) from 12 to 5pm, saturday (911) from 9am-5pm and sunday
(91 2) from 1pm-5pm.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
9:30am student recreation center (next to mendenhall): new
Bring your Fitness pass with you!
pirate power Walk (9:30am) - come join us at the student recreation
center rotunda for a one-mile power walk featuring a fantastic view of
the ecu central campus!
100 step (1o:o0am) - get a great workout in a 50 minute session that
has a fun mix of athletic and rhythmic style step patterns! this class is
devoted exclusively to step aerobic training with a complete warm-up and
cool-down period included.
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strength training into one 50 minute workout! no swimming skills are
required. this is an incredible workout that promises to deliver full-body
training through low stress and fat burning exercises! water bottles and
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10am-12n00n open houses (ecu transitshuttle service on campus)
� student professional development center (5th & jarvis)
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Sunday, September 19 - Dances for Universal Peace, 4-6pm, Mendenhall 244. FREE Spon-
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Tuesday, September 21 ECU Wo rid Peace VigilUnited Nations International Day of Peace, Joyner
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Wednesday, September 22 - Social Justice Institute: Speaker (Topic: "What Have We Come
To? Wars Between the Generations 7:30pm, Murphy Center. FREE Sponsored by the Ledonia
Wright Cultural CenterOffice of Intercultural Affairs.
Thursday, September 23 - Trie Ruml concert A Turning Night of Stars with Coleman Barks
(internationally renown poet and translator of Ruml), David Darting (cello), Glen Velez (percussion),
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THURSDAY September 9, 2004
I expected there would be
both positive and negative
feedback for the piece 1 wrote
last week entitled "Hypocrisy
now spelled N-C-A-A I imag-
ined that any and all com-
ments on the article would
come from ECU students and
staff. What I did not expect
was a call from the NCAA.
Jeff Howard, director of PR
and media relations for the
NCAA, called me on Thurs-
day of last week at noon.
After we introduced our-
selves, Howard jumped into
the deep end of the Mike
Williams and Jeremy Bloom
pool with me. Due to the fact
that this call was completely
unexpected, I was not able to
record Howard's comments.
However, 1 will do my best to
paraphrase our conversation.
The first thing Howard
and I argued on was Mike
Williams and his academic
eligibility. Howard stated that
Williams, in fact, did not suf-
ficiently fulfill his academic
requirements to become eligi-
ble for football again. Howard
did not specify why, as infor-
mation on grades and such is
strictly private. However, he
also stated that completing
classes in summer sessions
does not count toward athletic
eligibility. Williams would
have had to acquire six hours
of class credit during the
spring of 2004, the semester
in which he dropped out of
school to enter the NFL Draft.
Howard also continued
to say that Williams had
not paid back any monies
and benefits received from
agent Mike Azarelli. Howard
stated that the USC receiver
had severed ties with Azarelli
but was waiting to pay the
money back if he was rein-
stated. Since the NCAA had
denied Williams, he decided
to keep whatever benefits he
had received during his short
relationship with Azarelli.
My argument for Williams
remained where it has been
for the last several weeks. I
concede that Williams did
not complete the academic
requirements for reinstate-
ment if the rule states that
he has to complete his credits
in the spring rather than
the summer. However, why
should the summer not count
toward his academic eligibil-
ity? I would be six credits
closer to graduation if I took
six course hours during the
summer here at ECU. What
makes me different from
Mike Williams? Athletically
speaking - about five inches,
SO pounds and several million
dollars staring me in the face a
year from now. Academically?
There isn't a single difference.
1 also defended Williams'
stipulation that he would
make the decision to pay back
any benefits he gained from
Azarelli by comparing his case
to Tim Dwight's in 1998. As
explained in my last piece,
Dwight finished his football
eligibility in 1998 and signed
a contract with the Atlanta
Falcons that carried a fat $1.4
million signing bonus. How-
ever, he was allowed to run
track at Iowa because it was
a different sport. But what I
didn't know last week, was
that Dwight had to pay back
money that he had received
before he signed the contract
if he wanted to run track for
The NCAA made a condi-
i tional deal with him stating
that if he paid the money
1 back, he would be allowed to
Jrun track. In Williams' case,
he stated he would pay the
see OPINION page 86
Pirates to host Wake Forest
The Pirates will have their hands full this Saturday as they will have to contain a Wake Forest offense that put up 30 points against Clemson last weekend.
ECU looks to rebound
from blowout loss
ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
The Pirates will head into Sat-
urday's home opener against the
Demon Deacons in an attempt to
rid the foul taste West Virginia
left in their mouth guards follow-
ing a 56-23 drubbing last week.
The Deacs roll into Dowdy-
Ficklen Stadium in the wake
of a disappointing 37-30 double
overtime loss to Clemson.
Wake Forest vs. Clemson
Wake Forest was on the verge
of pulling off an ACC upset over
the No. 16 ranked Tigers before
Clemson forced overtime with
a touchdown and two-point
conversion with less than
two minutes remaining
Clemson quarterback Charlie
Whitehurst found Kyle Brown-
ing for an 11-yard scoring strike
in the second extra period and
the Tiger defense preserved the
Wake's standout tailback
Chris Barclay racked up 179
yards on 29 carries, but White-
hurst came through in the clutch
and finished the game 20-of-41
passing for 288 yards.
Five turnovers doomed the
Pirates' chances at pulling out
their first win of the 2003 season
Sept. 20, 2003 at Wake Forest.
Wake held a 17-3 lead at
halftime before cruising to a
34-16 victory. ECU out-gained
the Demon Deacons in
total yardage 391-324, but
Desmond Robinson tossed three
interceptions and the
Pirate offense fumbled six
times, losing two.
ECU running back Marvin
Townes was held to 49 yards
rushing on 22 carries as Chris
Barclay, D'Angelo Bryant
and Willie Idlette all scored
touchdowns for the Deacons.
Players to Watch
OFFENSE: Chris Barclay
may be the most eager running
back in the country this week.
After witnessing West Virginia's
Kay-Jay Harris record-setting
performance, the junior is primed
for a big game.
Harris racked up 337 yards
on the ground with four
touchdowns and Barclay, who led
the ACC in rushing last season,
will be the focus of the Pirates'
Junior quarterback Cory
Randolph is slated to start under
center following a poor opener
against the Tigers. Randolph
completed just 7-of-21 passes
last week for 55 yards, but expect
a better showing from the mobile
signal-caller. Randolph was a
dual threat in 2003, throwing
for 1,773 yards and rushing
see FOOTBALL page B5
Baker brings extra
intensity to Pirates
Pirates' safety Zach Baker.
looks to make impact
If you have no food in your
pantry, then it's obvious that you
need some food. Head football
coach John Thompson knew that
he inherited a bare cupboard in
terms of talent when he took the
reigns. Thompson needed imme-
diate help in order to upgrade the
talent and restock his shelves.
Enter Zach Baker.
Thompson has spent the last
two seasons scouring the country
In order to find players that will
provide that Immediate help.
That includes Pima College in
Baker received many acco-
lades at the small two-year school.
He was an honorable mention
junior college All-American with
62 tackles and six interceptions
Baker's story is one often told
by junior college transfers.
"Playing at Pima College
was a good experience. I got to
stay at home for two years and
got to play where my family and
friends got to see me said Baker.
"I needed to grow physically
and mature more so 1 would be
better fit to play Division I-A
The 6-foot, 1-inch, 215-pound
junior college transfer has pro-
vided some size and speed at the
free safety position.
"Everybody has to leave home
some time Baker said.
"I felt like it was time for me
to leave and do some different
things. I decided that this was the
best situation to come into
The hard-hitting safety
enrolled in the spring so that
he could adjust to a new scheme
while also learning the coaches
"Spring was real helpful
"I came in a semester early
so I could establish a bond with
teammates and learn the system.
I feel like I got a step up
Another reason why Baker
traveled across the country to
play for the Pirates is defensive
coordinator and safety coach
"As far as football goes, coach
Odom has taught me the most
"He taught me how to do a lot
of different things that I didn't
In Morgantown, Baker was
one of four players who started
for the first time. He was also
one of the 14 new players that
donned an ECU uniform for the
first time. The biggest thing Baker
could tell was the difference in
the speed of the game.
"The pace and speed of the
game is a lot faster so I have to get
used to that Baker said.
"It was quite an experience
up there to see how fast the game
The starting free safety
recorded six tackles in his first
game, all of which were assisted.
Baker and the secondary were
forced to tackle the larger Kay-Jay
Harris numerous times.
"You can't arm tackle a guy
that big unless you wrap him up
and drag your feet Baker said.
"He didn't go down very easily.
It was extremely disappointing
The Pirates will have their
home opener against Wake Forest
this Saturday at 7 pm. Baker and
his defense are ready to prove last
week was a fluke.
see BAKER page B4
ECU Women's track excels
both on field, in classroom
Lady Pirates display
For their outstanding per-
formance in the classroom, the
United States Track Coaches
Association has recognized the
ECU Women's Track and Field
team as an All-Academic team.
The team compiled a cumulative
GPA of 3.08 for the spring season
A team record has shown
nine of the 40 women on the
roster made the Chancellor's
List, which requires a minimum
GPA of 4.0.
Adding to the list of accom-
plishments, three women were
named to the All-Academic team
for their top notch academic and
athletic achievement. Colleen
McGinn, who has since gradu-
ated from ECU, led the trio with a
GPA of 3.55. McGinn was Confer-
ence USA's high jump champion
as well as the runner-up at the
indoor ECAC Championships.
Throughout the course of her
career, she was undefeated in out-
door conference championships,
winning the CAA title in 2000, as
well as C-USA titles in 2002 and
2004. She also left the Pirates as
the school record holder in the
high jump with a personal best
jump of 5 feet, 8 34-inches.
With a GPA of 3.50, junior
Tammie Mentzel also earned
All-Academic honors. Mentzel
won bronze at the C-USA outdoor
championships for her efforts in
the pole vault, as well as earning
All-East honors for her fourth
place finish at the ECAC Indoor
Championships. Like McGinn,
Mentzel holds both outdoor and
indoor school records in the pole
vault, setting her personal best
by clearing 12-feet, 3-lnches in
Excelling in the classroom
is something that Mentzel has
always done. Although she admit-
tedly "slacked off" in high school,
school still came as second nature
to the track and field star.
Now, as a student athlete at
the collegiate level, she disregards
Colleen McGinn (topTwas an outstanding high jumper during
her career at ECU while Tara DeBrielle (bottom left) and Tammie
Mentzel (right) will enjoy a year or two more with the Pirates.
the cliche that one must balance
school and sport.
"It's not really that I have to
balance academics and athletics
"They kind of just run into a
A day in the life of Mentzel
unfolds like this; class during the
day, which is followed by practice
in the afternoon, then a little free
time for dinner and finally back
to the books for homework. And
what if she finishes early?
"I usually hang around the
house with my roommates and
friends Mentzel said.
One of those friends is likely
teammate Tara DeBrielle, who
joined Mentzel on the All-Aca-
demic squad with a GPA of 3.34.
DeBrielle, who will return for a
fifth season of eligibility in 2005,
captured the C-USA 800 meters
outdoor title with a time of
2:12.84. Her school record indoor
time of 2:10.51 earned her All-
East honors at the ECAC Indoor
Championships. DeBrielle also
ranks second on the ECU all-time
outdoor performer list with her
season best of 2:10.61.
Alike in athletic accomplish-
ments, the comparisons off the
track between Mentzel and DeBri-
elle are few and far between.
While Mentzel does a lot
of last minute studying that
includes reading over chapters
and highlighting key informa-
tion, DeBrielle takes a more tradi-
tional approach to her studies.
"I am constantly in my room
studying away from my room-
mates and other distractions
"I work really hard for the
grades that I make.
see TRACK page B7
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Public invited to
interactive sports tour
Cox Communications will
host ESPN The Truck at Wachovia
Freeboot Friday on Sept. 10 from
S p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Sixth Street
Contained within a 53-foot
trailer and adjacent home theater
tent, ESPN The Truck's interac-
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opportunity to experience ESPN
Ill3, take home their photo on
the cover of ESPN The Magazine,
play the latest motor sports video
games, download ESPN interac-
tive programs and much more.
The Truck is also free of charge
and wheel chair accessible.
"As a corporate partner with
our communities in eastern
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to be involved in this Uptown
Greenville event said Phil
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"Thanks to our relationships
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"We are thrilled to team with
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for Freeboot Friday, a great com-
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"ESPN The Truck is a dem-
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products and services that ESPN
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serve the sports fan, our affili-
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ECU Pirate fans will also be
able to visit the sports attraction
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kick-off of the ECU Home Foot-
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Tragedy strikes at NC State football game Baker
Two men shot to
death at Carter-Finley
Authorities have arrested two
brothers following an altercation
in which shots were fired, leading
to the death of two young men
at a tailgate party before the NC
State football game on Saturday.
The victims, who were iden-
tified as Kevin M. McCann, 23,
of Chicago, and Marine 2nd
Lt. Brett Johnson Harinan, 23,
of Park Ridge, 111 were tailgat-
ing before the game. Neither
McCann or Johnson were stu-
dents at the university.
Brian Smith, another tailgater
who was in the area of the two
Chicago natives, said the victims
were tossing a football around
when a car drove recklessly in a
parking lot full of other football
fans tailgating as well. According
to Smith, the men pulled the
blond-haired driver from his car,
and beat him badly, pushing his
head info the dirt.
Shouting obscenities and
threatening revenge, the blond
man left his car said Smith. He
returned some time later and asked
Smith if he knew where the men
who beat him were, saying he had
"a. 38 Smith and Wesson for them
Smith, without thinking,
pointed him in the direction of
the victims and heard the gun-
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"My reaction is that I got two
guys killed said Smith in an inter-
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After running to the shoot-
ing scene to find one victim
wounded in the face and the
other in the upper torso, Smith
said the second suspect arrived
to carry the gunman away from
the scene of the incident.
Tony Harrell Johnson, 20, of
Raleigh, and his brother, Timothy
Wayne Johnson, 22, an NCSU
student were arrested a short
time later and charged with two
counts of first-degree murder,
said sheriff's department spokes-
woman Phyllis Stephens.
A second witness to the crime,
32-year-old Jason Seaton, said he
was less than 30 feet away from
the victims' tailgate area when he
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"We have to start coming up
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exciting playing my first game
here at Dowdy-Ficklen. 1 think
it's going to be a huge advantage
playing at home
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Fans gather around the crime
saw the two young men get out
of their car and approach a small
group of tailgaters.
Seaton then saw a puff of
smoke and heard a series of what
he called a "bottle-rocket" sound.
"I saw the two guys, and they
weren't sprinting out of there
"They were all nonchalant
jogging out of there
Seaton found the victims on
the ground and tried to use two
of his shirts to stop the bleeding.
Although it helped for one, it was
too late for the other.
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"I saw him gasp three times,
and he was dead Seaton said.
"When I get out here, when
nobody's looking, I'm gonna cry
The second victim died later
at a hospital.
The first court appearance
for Timothy Johnson was sched-
uled for Tuesday, Stephens said.
Information about his brother's
first hearing was not immediately
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Men's Soccer falls to High Point, 5-3
ECU put out another disappointing performance Wednesday against High Point
Pirates lose composure
early, fail to recover
The High Point Panthers
stunned the ECU Pirates with
three goals in the first twenty
minutes of play on Wednesday
afternoon at Bunting Field. The
relentless attacks made by the
Panthers early in the contest
pinned ECU to the ground and
the pirates could not get up for
the remainder of the game.
"We cannot afford to put our-
selves in holes like we did said
Head Coach Michael Benn.
"This is the second Wednes-
day in a row that we have come
out flat. I'm embarrassed; it was
a bad showing
The onslaught began within
eight minutes of the starting
whistle when Panther defender
Blake Roth took a throw on
High Point's side of midfield.
The throw flew over twenty-five
yards into the Panthers' offensive
third of the field. After a Pirate
miscue, the ball glanced out of
bounds across the end line and
the Panthers received a corner
Luke Lemanski charged down
the right side of the field await-
ing the delivery from his team-
mate, Patrick Althoff. Lemanski
used his height to rise above a
fighting defender and steer the
ball into the corner of the goal
with his forehead.
The initial blow was bearable,
and the Pirates did not lose their
hope, nor were they willing to lay
down at this point in the game.
However, the next two strikes
proved to be too much for ECU.
A shot that was deflected
by a Pirate defender got a lucky
bounce and found its way into
the goal after being crossed
on a corner kick opportunity.
The next goal came only three
minutes later courtesy of Patrick
Althoff, who earned the assist on
Lemaanski's goal earlier in the
game. The Pirates were under
tremendous pressure at such a
Amos may have felt the pres-
sure but he did what leaders do -
find ways to keep their team alive.
Danny Lundquist battled
with an opposing midfielder
to keep the ball in play on the
Pirate's half of the field. Eventu-
ally the ball skipped on the wet
playing surface through two
High Point defenders and Amos
found himself face to face with
the keeper. He collected himself
and smashed tlfe ball passed
a stumbling keeper who was
unable to keep his balance during
the point blank encounter.
Amos spoke modestly of his
performance and gave credit to
the players around him.
"They have created a lot of
chances for me said Amos.
One teammate who has con-
nected with Amos as a striker is
J.W. Gallagher. They continued
their tag team antics in the
second half with the help of
Matt Kowalski, a strong ECU
mid-fielder. Kowalski played a
through ball to Gallagher who
dribbled swiftly toward the end
line. Gallagher looked to the
center of the box for his favorite
target, and he found him. Amos
received the pass and finessed a
shot around the goalkeeper into
the far side netting.
Two goals were scored late
in the match, but they had little
effect on the outcome of the
game. Fatigue and carelessness
seemed to be the cause of the late
letdown by each defense.
For the Pirates it was the early
letdown that was the reason for
the inability of the team to reach
their goal on Wednesday.
"At this level, you cannot
expect to win games if in the
first fifteen minutes you are not
mentally prepared Amos said.
The Pirates will take to the
field next against Georgia South-
ern at 1 p.m. Saturday in States-
boro, Ga. ECU will return home
to Bunting field to square off
with Elon next Wednesday after-
noon at 3:30 p.m.
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Senior Jason Anderson will
be Randolph's primary receiver.
Anderson led the Deacs with
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last season. The 6-foot-3 receiver
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first and third on the team in
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money back upon the NCAA's
The guys in Indianapolis
must have not taken that one too
well. I have a funny feeling they
don't like to be the "demand-ee"
and an athlete the demander.
Moving onto Jeremy Bloom.
Howard had three main points
about the decision the NCAA
made to deny Bloom's request to
Number one: Bloom could
ask the department that governs
world skiing for assistance in
funding his training for the 2006
Winter Games. However, the
amount of money they can give
him and whether it is sufficient
to help him train is not of the
NCAA's concern, which means if
that is the only money he can get,
he still can't train for Turino.
Number two: He went against
court and NCAA advice by fol-
lowing through with accepting
Number three: contrary to
popular belief, Bloom is allowed
to accept prize money during
I made a mistake last week
by grouping together endorse-
ments and prize money. I stated
that Bloom could accept neither
when in fact he can accept the
latter. I tip my hat to the NCAA
for that. However, I have just one
(rhetorical) question for all three
of the previously mentioned
points. If Bloom cannot properly
fund his training fortheTurino
Olympics, how can he therefore
compete, win and accept prize
The last thing that Howard
said to me, rather passionately,
was that there was one thing lost
in all of this controversy - the
most important thing. That most
important thing is the fact that
Williams and Bloom are student
athletes, not just athletes.
I agree. However, I don't
believe that Williams and Bloom
being student-athletes has much
to do with this at all.
This is about amateurism, pro-
fessionalism and the NCAA sup-
posedly making decisions on what
they say is a "case to case" basis.
Though Williams went
against NFL and USC warnings
about the ruling that allowed
him to enter the draft could be
overturned, he did have every
intention to regain amateur
status. The fact that summer
courses wouldn't count toward
eligibility for an athlete like
Williams but do for graduation
for a guy like me is ludicrous.
The NCAA could use a refresher
course in compromise, as Wil-
liams' case is not very different at
all from Tim Dwight's. With all
the money the USC wide receiver
could make for the NCAA, one
would think they'd welcome him
back with open arms.
As for Jeremy Bloom, there's
not much more I can say. He isn't
Chris Wienke, who had a $1 mil-
lion minor league baseball con-
tract while he was quarterback-
ing FSU. Bloom isn't Tim Dwight.
But he does have something in
common with them - he wants
money from playing a different
sport than he is eligible for, or
rather was eligible for, with the
University of Colorado.
Bloom is not only an extraor-
dinary case, but he has several
similar precedents dealing with
accepting money outside of his
NCAA Division I sport. The only
difference is that the money is in
endorsements rather than con-
tracts. 1 think they could cut the
kid a break, considering the fact
that he's looking to represent his
country on the highest athletic
level in the world.
That's just one man's opinion
though. For all of you readers out
there, as Huggy said in Starsky
and Hutch, " 1 just lay it out for
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Donning a white Pirates cap,
new athletic director Terry Hol-
land was introduced during a press
conference held at the Murphy
Center Wednesday morning.
Chancellor Steve Ballard was
among the speakers amid the
flurry of reporters and television
crews that witnessed the dawning
of a new age in Pirate athletics.
"It is a great day for ECU as
I think everybody recognizes
"People make all the differ-
ence and we're committed at ECU
to hiring great people
Holland was selected after
an extensive search culminated,
which included a search commit-
tee involving Ballard and football
Head Coach John Thompson.
Interim AD Nick Floyd was also
on hand and received an ovation
for his commitment and service
to the university. Floyd stepped in
for Mike Hamrick, who departed
in August of last year to take over
as the AD at UNLV.
"We would not be here today
without the strong leadership
of Nick Floyd said Ballard.
"We have five-year con-
tracts for both Mr. Holland
and Mr. Floyd. I believe we
have as strong a leadership in
the athletic department as any
public or private university
Shortly after, Holland took
the podium for the first time.
"Let me say the pleasure is all
mine because what you folks have
done here in the Greenville com-
munity and at ECU is something
very special and you should be
proud of it said Holland.
"I'm embarrassed that I've
been up and down 1-95 probably
200 times the last five years and I
didn't know what was happening
here. I should have been able to
hear the humming noise as hard
as you folks have been working.
This is a great university that is
probably one of the best kept
secrets on the East Coast
The former athletic director
at the University of Virginia will
begin his duties Oct. 1. Holland
served as AD at Virginia from
1995-2001 before becoming a
special assistant to the president
at Virginia. Holland coached
men's basketball in 1974, quickly
becoming the most successful
coach in Cavalier history, compil-
ing a 326-173 career record.
"The main attraction of ECU
is the spirit, pride and determi-
nation of its students, faculty,
alumni and fans. Even though
the latest conference realign-
ments have disadvantaged the
ECU sports programs, everyone
seems determined to rise above
these setbacks Holland said.
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"I gave up a lot of things to
make sure that I stayed on track
DeBrielle said that she has
basically given up a social life
because school and track are
so Important to her and that
"there's just not enough time to
do everything and still get the
results I want on the track and
in the classroom
A normal day for DeBrielle
starts off with class all day fol-
lowed by practice in the after-
"When 1 finally get a chance
to go home, 1 have a few hours
to eat and study before I'm com-
pletely exhausted DeBrielle
Mentzel and DeBrielle are
closest to the people they spend
most of their time with - their
teammates. While time doesn't
allow them to hang out and relax
every night, both will admit that
having friends that understand
the stresses of college athletics
really helps them.
"It's nice having friends on the
team because they have the same
agenda as you Mentzel said.
"They feel your pain, joys
and understand your hard work,
and don't question you when
you say 'I have to be in bed early
this week because we have a big
meet coming up
"Since we are typically 'in-
season' all year round, my team-
mates have become my best
friends and family here DeBri-
"We try to get together out-
side of practice so we can feel like
we have a small social life
This lifestyle isn't for every-
one and can be very hard to
adjust to, especially for incom-
ing freshmen, to whom Mentzel
offers some very priceless advice.
"Take it as it comes. Let ath-
letics and academics fall into that
daily routine and your life will
balance itself out. If you get all
worked up about being on such
a tight schedule, you will just get
yourself more overwhelmed and
stressed out Mentzel said.
"Just relax, breathe and take
things one at a time
DeBrielle explains that it
is really easy to get lost in the
"college life but that if you can
start good study habits from day
one, you will exceed more times
Although being an efficient
student athlete may seem easy
coming from Mentzel and DeBri-
elle, let's not take anything
away from them. These girls
absolutely dedicate themselves
to the university, not just for the
sake of academics, but also for
the good of the team. The fact
that these girls took time out of
their insanely busy schedules to
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Tammie Mentzel and Tara
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as these two representing them
not only in the classroom, but on
the field of play as well.
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A native of Clinton, NC, Hol-
land is also a member of the North
Carolina Sports Hall of Fame.
"The problems that ECU
must overcome to restore this
tradition exist to some degree
in every athletic program in
the country Holland said.
"Our immediate goal will
be to join with the university
to provide a first clais academic
and athletic environment so that
every student and every athlete
from eastern North Carolina will
find that they do not have to
leave the area in order to succeed
at the highest levels academically
To achieve that goal, Holland
said the university must set per-
formance benchmarks for every-
thing that affects ECU's ability �
to field competitive teams. He
also stressed that coaches need
to minimize missed class time
and allow athletes to participate
in campus activities.
"The goals are achievable,
the spirit and pride are in.
place, and the future is ours
to determine Holland said.
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NEW YORK - Lindsay Dav-
enport is two victories from a
second U.S. Open title and the
No. 1 ranking.
After waiting out a day of
rain, Davenport beat Shinobu
Asagoe of Japan 6-1, 6-1 in just
46 minutes Wednesday night
to reach the Open's semifinals
in a match that began with
about 100 people in the seats at
9,645-capacity Louis Armstrong
They were supposed to start
at 11 a.m. in Arthur Ashe Sta-
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the beginning until 7:29 p.m.
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the schedule, with four quar-
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women's - in action simulta-
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tennis players that we have to go
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there were 100 people there or 10
people, I just wanted to play
Davenport's semifinal oppo-
nent will be No. 9 Svetlana
Kuznetsova, who defeated No.
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means both women's semifinals
will be United States vs. Russia:
No. 8 Jennifer Capriati meets
No. 6 Elena Dementieva in the
"I don't have much publicity,
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The biggest showdown of the
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