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September 22, 2004
Sexual assault
awareness week
Students learn, remember
The Wellness Education and the Center For
Counseling and Student Development cosponsored
this year's sexual assault awareness week.
A "Take Back the Night" march is being held
tonight starting at the top of College Hill, where
participants will walk carrying signs and banners
to their ending destination on Fifth Street. The
participants will also perform chants while on the
march to help inform other students about their
cause. Students will then go to Joyner library where
they will listen to a speaker.
Last week's events included a self-defense class
and a candlelight vigil for survivors of sexual assaults.
These events were designed to increase student
awareness about the problem and show them how to
prevent such instances from occurring in the future.
Tywanna Jeffries, assistant director for wellness
education, said the march has been well attended,
attracting hundreds of students every year. Her hope
is to make all students conscious of the problem.
"Basically, our goals are to make students aware of
different resources available to students on campus if
something were to happen to someone said Jeffries.
Jeffries said students' first resource is the ECU
Police Department, and if a student is assaulted,
they should always contact the police.
A fact sheet from the North Carolina Coali-
tion Against Sexual Assault (NCCASA) said only
46 percent of victims reported their case to North
Carolina law enforcement officials in 2002.
see ASSAULT page A8
Peace Vigil comes to campus
The World Peace Vigil was held on the steps of Joyner Library Tuesday evening. The event, sponsored by the Student Involvement
Team, featured guest speakers on the subject of peace and performances by the ECU Gospel Choir and Native American drummers,
Grey Wolf Junior. The event is part of World Peace week, with more events to occur during the rest of the week.
Resource fair held for students
Information provided
for students in
health related majors
Students seeking degrees or
careers within health related
fields attended an informational
fair held yesterday from 10 a.m.
- 2 p.m. at the Wright Plaza.
Shelly Myers, director of the
academic enrichment center, said
the event is mainly geared toward
freshmen and sophomores who
are interested in beginning their
majors in health related fields.
She said upperclassmen who are
still determining their major can
also benefit from the services.
Students interested are able to
receive brochures about the topic
they are interested in pursuing
and representatives from each
major described the different
majors to them.
"It's really educational, there
are so many degrees relating to
health fields, and it's kind of hard
to know where to begin when
you first come in as a freshman
said Myers.
The main goal of the event
was to educate students about
majors in health fields and help
students solidify their decisions
about their majors, Myers said.
Students can also receive infor-
mation about how to prepare for
professional school after they
complete their undergraduate
Aspects of health including
recreation therapy and clinical
lab science that incoming stu-
dents would not have had previ-
ous learning of in high school
were also there and geared to help
students learn more about their
There were several changes
made this year to the event in
an effort to overalfimprove the
event. These changes included
the new location, new organiza-
tions and increased marketing.
"We're seeing more students
out here than we have before
Myers said.
The new advising center is
also a part of this event. They are
there to give students an idea of
their majors and where they are
going within their majors.
Tara Honesty, academic advi-
sor at the Bate advising center,
who was set up at the event said
brochures and documents indi-
cating four year plans were being
offered to students. The four year
plans are intended to set a course
load for each semester to finish
within four years.
The services were also offered
to students who were unsure of
what they wanted to do.
There is a growing interest in
these fields within ECU. This past
summer at orientation, there was
a medical allied health meeting
which attracted 350-400 incom-
ing students who are interested
in health fields.
Jaclyn Wilkerson, freshman
health service management
major, who plans on pursuing
a career in occupational therapy
Bush v. Kerry: Job Reform
Presidential candidates
attempt to gain
middle-class voters
Students interested in health related majors seek information
on the specific majors.
degree, said she found the event
very beneficial.
"It's very informative and 1
learned a lot said Wilkerson.
Mike Vrener said the
location was helpful. He said he
remembers the event being held
indoors in the Bate building
last year
"Anyone out here's willing to
talk to you, all you have to do is
go to a table Vrener said.
"I learned about my
concentration, my main area of
study and then if I wanted to
branch off of that, I learned 1
could do that
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� Information
Students who were unable
to attend the fair can get
Information about the
majors from the fair In
103 Brewster B.
Speakers inform students of electoral process
Meeting held in
Jarvis Residence Hall
An elections meeting was
took place last night in Jarvis
Residence Hall featuring several
speakers who informed atten-
dants on the electoral process,
absentee ballots and the impor-
tance of voting.
Tony McQueen, a representa-
tive from the Pitt County Board of
Elections Office, outlined the elec-
toral process, providing a diagram
of the districts within Pitt County
and supplying a large sample
ballot for the upcoming election.
He also addressed a growing
problem regarding voter turnout.
"They don't think it counts
or means anything. The biggest
thing is trying to get people to
change their minds about what
their vote means said McQueen.
Even though voter registra-
tion has increased among college
students, many students who
register do not follow through
and end up voting McQueen
said. It is important to finish the
voting process and participate in
the election.
Antwan Hall, senior political
science major, addressed various
political parties and emphasized
the importance of voting.
"Look at the election in 2000.
Look at how close it was. Ifthat'snot
an indicator that every vote counts,
I don't know what is said Hall.
If a voter does not live in the
town where they are registered
to vote, the voter can still vote
by contacting the local Board of
Elections Office and vote using
an absentee ballot.
McQueen said a person
�would have to give your name
and address to the Board of
Elections office to request an
absentee ballot, and a form
will be sent to the person.
Another problem regard-
ing voting is that people
just don't know enough
information about the can-
Student Antwan Hall emphasizes the importance of voting.
didates and their platforms.
Scott Carter, assistant director
for training staff and academic
support, said regardless of what
you may see on television, each
candidate has their own Web site,
making it simple to see what each
candidate is talking about by
visiting their Web site.
McQueen said the United
States ranks last among all the
nations of the world in voter
turnout. Considering that this
nation is thought primarily as
the birthplace of democracy, both
McQueen and Hall agreed voter
turnout should be higher than
other nations.
McQueen said you never know
whether or not it will be your
vote that may win the election.
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With the 2004 Presiden-
tial Election only weeks away,
presidential candidates Bush and
Kerry focus on the economy, spe-
cifically employment, to win the
votes of concerned middle-class
Republican candidate and
current president George Bush
do not have a detailed economic
program for the next four years,
but plan on extending the 2001
and 2003 tax cuts to ensure con-
tinued economic growth, accord-
ing to MSNBC's Web site. Bush
also plans to implement jobs for
the 21st century initiative.
"President Bush will provide
$500 million for jobs for the
21st century, which will help
educate and train highly-skilled
American workers in schools and
community colleges as reported
on George W. Bush's Web site.
In a speech delivered on Sept.
9 to employees at Byers Choice
in Colmar, Penn Bush said he
plans to broaden community
college access so that workers can
gain the skills necessary for 21st
century jobs.
"By raising performance in
high schools and expanding
Pell grants for low and middle-
income families, we will help
more Americans start their career
with a college diploma said
According to Bush's Web
site, if re-elected, the president
plans to make the tax code more
simple for taxpayers, encourag-
ing investment and improve-
ments and the economy's ability
to create jobs and raise wages.
"In order to keep jobs here,
we've got to be wise about how
we spend your money and keep
your taxes low. Running up the
taxes on the entrepreneurs in
America is bad economic policy
Bush said in his speech to Byers
Choice employees.
President Bush will work to
enable employees to choose paid
time off as an alternative to over-
time pay and to give employees
the option of shifting work hours
during a pay period, Bush's Web
site said. In his speech to Byers
Choice employees, he promised
them and all American citizens
that flex-time and comp-time
will allow families to have more
quality time.
"President Bush will provide
assistance to help America meet
his new goal of creating 7 mil-
lion new, affordable homes in 10
years Bush's Web site said.
The current president also
plans to help small businesses
afford health care by allowing
small firms to form larger groups,
enabling them to purchase insur-
ance at the discounts available to
big companies, Bush said.
Democratic presidential can-
didate John Kerry has a four point
economic plan for America if he
is elected president in the upcom-
ing election. Kerry's economic
plan includes creating good-
paying jobs in America.
"John Edwards and I are
going to stop giving tax breaks to
companies that ship jobs overseas
we'll reward the companies
that create and keep good paying
jobs right where they belong in
the United States of America
said Kerry in his radio address to
the nation on Sept. 4. Kerry also
plans to strengthen the middle-
class by cutting taxes and lower-
ing health and energy costs.
According to John Kerry's
Web site, Kerry plans to give a
tax cut to 98 percent of American
families, including up to $1,000
in health care premium relief.
"Kerry and Edwards are
going to invest in the jobs of
the future in the technologies
and innovation to ensure that
America stays ahead of the com-
petition Kerry said.
Kerry said that thousands of
jobs can be created in America if
the country works toward energy
independence, according to
The last point in Kerry and
Edwards' four-point economic
plan is to cut the deficit and
restore economic confidence.
"We'll cut the deficit in half
by passing the bill that John
McCain and I wrote to end cor-
porate welfare and by making our
government live by the very same
rule that families struggle to live
by all across the country: pay as
you go Kerry said.
Students at ECU are con-
cerned about the election in
November. Job security is a top
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Campus News
Voter Registration Drive
A voter registration drive is
being held this Thursday,
Sept. 23, from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
at the Minges Coliseum pool
during EXSS1000 swim test. The
event is open to anyone within
the ECU community. For further
information, contact Will Glasscoff
at 328-5608.
Chamber Music Festival
The Brentano String Quartet will
come to campus for their second
appearance in the Four Seasons
Chamber Music Festival Friday,
Sept 24 in the A. J. Fletcher Recital
'Hair Production
The rock musical Hair will be
on the main stage at McGinnis
Theatre from Sept. 30 - Oct. 5.
Parental guidance suggested due
to profanity, drug references and
the potential for on-stage nudity.
For ticket prices, call the box office
at 328-6829.
Rim Series
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 Sunday, Oct.
3 at 3 p.m.
World Peace Week '04
ECU World Peace Week 2004 will
run from Sept 19-24.
ECU Knights
ECU Knights Chess Club would
like to invite you to our weekly
meetings. We meet every
Friday from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. in
212 Mendenhall. Join us for a
challenge or just for fun, regardless
of your level of play.
Model UN
The Model United Nations club
would like to invite you to a pizza
party. This will be an informal
and informational meeting about
the club, as well as a great way
to meet current members. The
pizza party will take place Sept 30
at 6 p.m. in the Political Science
Library, located in 109 Brewster
Ruml Concert
An evening event is being held
presenting poetry from the 13th
century mystic Rumi with music,
dance and story by Coleman
Tickets are available free to ECU
students with their OneCard,
facultystaff tickets are $5 and
general public tickets are $10.
Tickets are now available for
purchase at the ECU general
ticket office. The event is being
held on Thursday, Sept. 23.
World Peace Initiative
The Arts for Peace Workshop
will feature Coleman Barks, Glen
Velez, David Darling and Zuleikha.
For more information, contact
Lynn Caverly at 328-2306.
Freeboot Friday
Freeboot Friday, sponsored by
Uptown Greenville, will feature
food and live entertainment from
5 p.m. - 8 p.m. on the night before
the first four ECU home football
games. There will be one held
this Friday, Sept 24.
Meridian Arts Ensemble
The Meridian Arts Ensemble wiH
take place Saturday, Sept. 25.
The program includes works by
Elliot Carter, Heitor Villa-Lobos,
Elliot Sharp and Jimi Hendrix.
Tickets can be purchased at ECU
Central Ticket Office, or by calling
ECU Alumni Tailgate
A tailgating event will take place
Saturday, Sept 25 for the Cincinnati
vs. ECU game. The event is for
ECU alumni and will be from 4:30
p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Reservations are
required. Contact the ECU Alumni
Association at 328-6072 or call
The International House will
sponsor a tailgate for the ECU vs.
Cincinnati game.
Football Game
ECU vs. Cincinnati at Dowdy
- Ficklen Stadium, 7 p.m.
News Briefs
NC prisoner acquitted of
threatening to harm Marshall,
RALEIGH, NC (AP) - A Halifax County
jury has acquitted a state prisoner of
threatening to rape and kill Secretary
of State Elaine Marshall and her family
Jurors last week found Clarence
Abbott 38, a prisoner at the Caledonia
Correctional Institution, not guilty
of one count of threatening a state
executive officer, Halifax County
District Attorney William Graham
said Monday.
Marshall received a December 2002
letter in which someone threatened
to kill her and sexually assault her
The letter was apparently signed by
another prisoner. Graham said the
State Bureau of Investigation found
Abbott wrote the letter to get the other
prisoner in trouble and to get back at
the Secretary of State's office for not
answering another letter complaining
about a female correctional officer.
Marshall testified In the trial. Before
the threat was made, Marshall had
responded to Abbott in a letter that
she had no jurisdiction over prison
Marshall said later she thought the
jury had misunderstood the judge's
instructions involving whether the
inmate knew she was an executive
branch official.
She said she found the episode
"There are plenty of jerky letters
that come by everyone's desk said
Marshall. "This was way beyond
Abbott is serving up to 10 14
years in prison on a habitual felon
conviction, according to Department
of Correction records. He could be
released in late 2009.
Charlotte police to keep tabs on
potentially dangerous dogs
CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) - Following
a spate of dog maulings, Charlotte-
Mecklenburg police are turning to
a computerized program to try to
identify and track dangerous dogs
before they attack.
Beginning next month, police
patrolling some neighborhoods on
the west side of the city will begin filing
computer reports anytime they spot a
dog that could be dangerous.
That will allow the department's
animal control bureau to investigate
and see if the dog is property secured
and whether its owner is abiding by
the city's dangerous dog ordinance.
"We will follow up on everything they
send us said Capt Tammy Williams,
who heads Animal Control. "We will
make sure (the owner) is complying
with all laws
If the program is a success in
the Westover division, it could be
expanded to other neighborhoods,
the department said.
At least three children in the city have
been seriously injured in dog attacks
in recent months. Two of the children
were attacked in neighborhoods
that are part of the Westover patrol
Eight:year-old Roddie Dumas Jr.
was killed in April when dogs that
belonged to his father attacked
him in the backyard of the family
home, where Roddie was visiting his
grandmother. The father, who was
inside the house when the attick
occurred, is charged with invoiu.itary
A 7-year-old boy was hospitalized
after being attacked by a pit bull
in July, and earlier this month an
8-year-old girl was bitten on the leg
by a pit bull.
Sgt. Freda Lester, who works in
Westover, said tracking potentially
dangerous dogs could also benefit
officers who respond to calls or serve
warrants in the district by letting them
know when they may encounter an
aggressive dog.
Video on Web site shows
beheading of man said to be
American hostage
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - A video posted
Monday on a Web site showed the
beheading of a man identified as
American civil engineer Eugene
Armstrong. The militant group led
by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi claimed
responsibility for the slaying and
said another hostage - either an
American or a Briton - would be killed
in 24 hours.
The grisly decapitation was the latest
killing in a particularly violent month
In Iraq, with more than 300 people
dead in insurgent attacks and U.S.
military strikes over the past seven
days. Earlier Monday, gunmen in
Baghdad assassinated two clerics
from a powerful Sunni Muslim group
that has served as a mediator to
release hostages.
The video of the beheading of the
man believed to be Armstrong
surfaced soon after the expiration
of a 48-hour deadline set earlier by
al-Zarqawi's Tawhid and Jihad group
for the beheading of the three civil
engineers. The men - Armstrong,
American Jack Hensley and Briton
Kenneth Bigley - were abducted
Thursday from their home in a wealthy
Baghdad neighborhood.
CBS admits apologies, concedes
It can't vouch for authenticity of
documents on Bush Guard duty
apologized Monday for a "mistake
in judgment" in its story questioning
President Bush's National Guard
service, claiming it was misled by
the source of documents that several
experts have dismissed as fakes.
The network said it would appoint
an independent panel to look at its
reporting about the memos. The story
has mushroomed into a major media
scandal, threatening the reputations
of CBS News and chief anchor Dan
It also became an issue in the
presidential campaign. The White
House said the affair raises questions
about the connections between CBS's
source, retired Texas National Guard
officer Bill Burkett, and Democrat
John Kerry's campaign.
Rather joined CBS News President
Andrew Heyward in issuing an
apology Monday.
"We made a mistake in judgment, and
for that I am sorry Rather said. "It was
an error that was made, however, in
good faith and in the spirit of trying
to carry on a CBS News tradition of
investigative reporting without fear
or favoritism
Two killed as explosion
rips car In Gaza City
GAZA CITY, Gaza City (AP) - An
explosion ripped through a car in the
southern part of Gaza City, killing two
people and wounding eight, hospital
officials said, in what appeared to be
an Israeli air strike.
Witnesses said the targeted vehicle
was a small pickup truck with official
Palestinian Authority license plates,
witnesses said, and bystanders
pulled the two bodies, badly burned,
from the smoking wreck.
Farmer Issam Abdel Khalim, 42,
was driving his donkey cart nearby.
"Suddenly there was a flash from the
sky and I head an explosion he said.
"My donkey jumped and hit the wall,
and I saw the vehicle on fire
Witnesses said Palestinian security
officers pulled two Kalashnikov
assault rifles from the vehicle.
Hospital officials said two of the less
seriously wounded were children.
The dead were not immediately
The Israeli military said it would have
no immediate comment.
On Sunday, an Israeli helicopter fired
a missile at a car in Gaza City, killing
a Hamas militant and wounding six
other people.
Man slashes 25 children at
Chinese school, briefly takes one
girl hostage
BEIJING (AP) - A man slashed 25
children with a kitchen knife Monday
at a grade school in eastern China
and held a 9-year-old girl hostage for
an hour before police captured him,
the government said.
It was the third time in six weeks that
a knife attack has been reported at
a Chinese school or day care center.
The earlier attacks left one child
dead, injured a total of 42 people and
caused widespread concern about
school safety.
It isn't clear whether such violence
is increasing or whether communist
leaders are letting the state
- controlled media report more
assaults in schools.
In the latest incident in Ying County
in Shandong province, the attacker
was identified as the father of a girl
at the school who had a quarrel with
another resident, the Xinhua News
Agency reported.
Jia Qingyou, 37, went looking for the
other resident at the school when
he dropped off his own daughter;
when he couldn't find the person,
he began attacking students, the
report said.
Xinhua didn't give any details of the
quarrel or say how badly injured
the students were. It also didn't say
whether Jia's daughter or classmates
were among the injured.
Jia took a girl hostage, but "after
an hour of effort by police, she was
successfully rescued Xinhua said
without elaborating.
China has suffered rising crime
and violence as the government
has loosened social controls over
the past two decades. Many towns
seethe with personal grudges
and business disputes,
aggravated by wrenching
economic and social changes,
that can erupt into bombings,
poisonings and other violence.
Most gun ownership in China is illegal
but explosives, knives and other
weapons are readily available.
In the worst recent school violence,
an employee with a history of
schizophrenia killed one student
and slashed 14 others and three
teachers on Aug. 4 at a Beijing
The school is located within a half-mile
of the compound where President Hu
Jintao and other leaders live, but it
wasn't clear whether any children of
senior officials were involved.
Self-defense training program held at ECU
Class improves student
awareness, security
The Student Government
Association Invited Lt. LaFrance
Davis of the ECU police to con-
duct a self-defense training class
in the Mendenhall social room
Thursday night as part of campus
safety week.
Davis, a black belt in tae kwon
do and member of Rape Aggres-
sion Defense (RAD) instructed
the students on various self
defense techniques.
Davis said while the class is
important for females, who are
the most common victims of
sexual assault, males too need to
know these techniques being the
more frequent victims of non-
sexual assaults.
She said it is important to be
well-prepared for the worst.
"Most people who don't
have an attack plan freeze said
"Feeling confident is half the
Davis said most fights last for
approximately three minutes, so
people need to know the basics
of self-defense in order to get by
In such situations.
"We want to be smart, take
action and get away Davis
She showed the group of
student attendants the most
vulnerable areas on the body,
which included the throat, groin
and foot.
"You can't punch them in
bony areas Davis said.
"You have to punch them
where it is effective and will get
them down quick
Two fingers can put a person
down Davis said as she dem-
onstrated how two fingers
on a throat can have a strong
Davis also showed them the
right way to punch and how
to get out of certain holds,
and the personal weapons
humans have includ-
ing everything
from the forehead to the ball of
a foot.
She said that if put into a
dangerous situation, the goal Is
to hit as hard and fast as possible,
then run.
"If you don't even do any-
thing, just run Davis said.
Students should also know
where the blue light phones
are, scan parking lots before
they leave a car and yell when-
ever confronted.
"One thing we want to do
is draw attention to us Davis
Students who attended the
class felt they had a better under-
standing on how to protect
Shannon O'Donnell, SGA
president said she took the class
just in case something happens
to her.
"Maybe something will trig-
ger so I know how to get away
said O'Donnell.
Another student said she
didn't feel safe on campus by
Kristen Sweeney, an ECU
student said she became more
aware of her safety when
someone was mugged
near her apartment. Swee-
ney said she benefited
from the class.
"It the class was worth the
hour said Sweeney.
Jonathan Redman, student
campus safety delegate, said
he enjoyed the experience as
"It the class was great, I
learned a lot said Redman.
Students are taught emergency self defense procedures.
"It will improve my con-
fidence when I'm walking by
myself on campus
SGA thought a self-defense
class would benefit students
after recent attacks on campus.
Redman said this is the
firstyearSGAheldsuchan event. He
thought of the idea after Lt. Davis
gave a presentation to his
health class.
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Injury may slow James' return to the top
errin James scooted through a
hole, darted outside, evaded two
defenders and outran a handful
more in his touchdown run at
It was James at full throttle
- quick, powerful, elusive, nearly
Almost three years have
passed since James tore the ante-
rior cruciate ligament in his left
knee, and the Colts believe he is,
finally, beginning to look like the
runner who won the rushing title
in 1999 and 2000.
Now they're hoping a strained
hamstring won't put a detour on
his trip back to the top.
"He thinks he's fine said
Colts coach Tony Dungy. "But
the MRI shows some damage
in there. If he had to go today, I
would say he's doubtful
James, as he often does,
downplayed the injury after the
Colts' 31-17 win In Nashville and
his healing powers may be
as amazing as his running
Less than four hours after
Dungy said James could miss this
week's game against Green Bay
and possibly more time, James
was running through some light
drills Monday and optimistic he
would play this week.
"With me, things always heal
fast he said. "I might be good to
go or play split duty or whatever. I
can run and do everything
If James cannot play this
week, the Colts (1-1) will use
backup Dominic Rhodes, who
replaced James after the knee
injury in October 2001.
Rhodes rushed for 1,104 yards
- an NFL record for an undrafted
rookie - in the final 10 games that
season and said he will spend this
week preparing as if he will start
even if James makes lt back.
"I talked to Edge a little ear-
lier, and he said he's hurting a
bit Rhodes said. "If he can't
play, I'm ready to go put on a
While the Colts are confi-
dent Rhodes can do an adequate
cameo, they would certainly
prefer to have their star runner
in his usual role. After James'
Impressive start, who wouldn't?
He's had consecutive 100-
yard games for the first time since
the knee injury.
He's again breaking tackles
and running on the edge.
He's catching passes In traffic
and taking down blltzers.
The numbers reflect his resur-
gence: 266 yards rushing and
two touchdowns for one of the
league's most potent offenses. He
finished this week as the NFL's
No. 2 runner, 49 yards behind the
New York Jets' Curtis Martin and
James' average yards per carry
have increased significantly. He
averaged 3.6 in 2002, 4.1 last
year and has shredded two of the
AFC's top defensive units for a 5.2
average this year.
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HOUSTON (AP) � A judge
overseeing the first criminal trial
involving former Enron Corp.
executives told prospective jurors
Monday he didn't expect them
to have "come out of some hole
somewhere" and not know of the
former energy - trading giant.
Those chosen for the panel
will decide if four former Merrill
Lynch & Co. executives and two
former midlevel Enron execu-
tives participated in the sham
sale of electricity - producing
Nigerian barges to the broker-
age in 1999 to prop up Enron's
Lawyers worked Monday to
trim down the 150 - member
pool to 12 jurors and four alter-
U.S. District Judge Ewing
Werlein told the prospective
jurors he expected they wouldn't
have "come out of some hole
somewhere" and would at least
would have heard of Enron or
the demise of Arthur Andersen,
convicted two years ago of
covering up for its accounting
When asked if any of the jury
pool had heard specifically of
the barge case, about 10 people
raised their hands. Another two
said they were familiar with at
least one of the lawyers involved
in the case.
Questionnaires distributed
to the potential jurors asked
if they had any ties to Enron,
Merrill Lynch or Andersen, if
they or someone close to them
had a financial interest in the
companies and if they were hurt
by the collapse of Enron and
None of the six defendants
have the notoriety of Enron's
former top managers, such as
founder Kenneth Lay and former
CEO Jeffrey Skilling.
Werlein mentioned Skilling
on Monday as one of the names
jurors would hear during the
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trial. He also cited former Enron
finance chief Andrew Fastow and
former chief accounting officer
Rick Causey, although none of
the three is on the prosecution
witness list.
Prosecutors contend that
Merrill Lynch's hunger for lucra-
tive banking business from
Enron prompted the Merrill
Lynch defendants to help push
through the sham sale nearly
two years before Enron crashed
in scandal. While not alleged
to have contributed to Enron's
December 2001 bankruptcy,
prosecutors say it's one of many
schemes the company used to
polish a facade of success.
The six defendants are
charged with conspiracy and
fraud, and three face additional
charges of lying to investigators
or a grand jury. Prosecutors say
they knew the sale was a sham
because Enron secretly promised
to buy back the barges.
The defendants, who have
pleaded innocent, are: Daniel
Bayly, former chairman of invest-
ment banking for Merrill Lynch,
Robert S. Furst, the former Enron
relationship manager for Merrill
Lynch, James A. Brown, former
head of Merrill Lynch's asset
lease and finance group, Wil-
liam Fuhs, former Merrill Lynch
vice president who answered
to Brown, Dan Boyle, a former
finance executive on Fastow's
staff and Sheila Kahanek, a
former in-house Enron accoun-
The brokerage itself avoided
prosecution a year ago by
acknowledging that some
employees may have broken
the law, cooperating with the
government and implem-
enting reforms that pro-
hibit dubious deals.
Six months earlier,
Merrill Lynch paid the Securities
and Exchange Commission $80
million to settle civil allega-
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without admitting or denying
Fastow, who became the
government's most high-profile
cooperating witness in January
when he pleaded guilty to two
counts of conspiracy, is alleged
to have assured Bayly that Enron
would buy back the barges.
But Fastow told fed-
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Security guard shot and killed at Illinois Capitol
unarmed security guard was shot
to death inside the state Capitol
on Monday by a gunman who
then fled in a car, authorities
The officer was killed with
one gunshot to the chest, said
Cot. LarrySchmidt, chief deputy
director of the Secretary of State
Police. Authorities did not imme-
diately provide a motive.
After firing the shot, the
gunman left the building, put
the weapon in the trunk of his
car and drove away, Schmidt
said. He said the guard died in a
hospital operating room.
Springfield police said they
were investigating another
shooting about an hour earlier
at a military surplus store about 2
miles from the Capitol involving
a man who matched the descrip-
tion of the shooter.
The Capitol has no metal
detectors, and its security guards
are not armed.
The Capitol was locked down
for about an hour after the shoot-
ing, following an announcement
over the intercom ordering every-
one to stay in their offices.
Gov. Rod Blagojevich was not
in the Capitol at the time, and
the Legislature is not in session.
The shooter entered the
north entrance and shot the
guard at about 1:45 p.m said
Randy Nehrt, a spokesman
for the Secretary of State's
Office, which has law enforce-
ment jurisdiction over the
building. The shooting occurred
just inside the building's
"It just sounded like a
bomb went off. Then someone
immediately yelled, 'Someone's
been shot said Leslie Root,
who works for a state senator
on the first floor near the
location of the shooting.
Outside, police cars and
ambulances surrounded the
building, and officers roped off
the entrance. After the lock-
down was lifted, armed officers
were in the halls and everyone
entering the building was
required to sign in, rather than
the usual procedure of simply
showing a badge.
The suspect was described
as white and about 20 years old.
Police said they were searching
for a silver or gray two-door cay.
At least three or four people saw
the shooter, and officials were
reviewing footage from surveil-
lance cameras, Schmidt said.
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"If you have the time and
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to include
two shirts
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these sales as
a way to clear out certain styles
in order to bring in new seasonal
designs. End-of-season sales are
a great time to find stylish items
for discount prices.
There are some items that
aren't a bad idea to pay full
price for. If you find a brand or
style of jeans that you absolutely
love and that fits well, then
you shouldn't be afraid to buy
them. Other items, such as shoes
or belts, shouldn't cost too much.
You can find imitations
of brands, such as Steve Madden, in
places like Wal-Mart, Target or
Also, don't rule out
thrift stores or places that
carry donated items. These are
not only great sources of cheap
clothing, but you can also
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money. Try layers, iron-ons, bright
colors or old fashion jewelry.
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As we all know, fashion is
not one of the top priorities
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well just to get up and dress
themselves each day - blue jeans
and khakis match everything,
However, the time has come
when men have to be selective
about what they wear because
females use clothing to make a
lot of initial judgments. Thanks
to outfitters such as Aeropostale,
Old Navy and American Eagle,
being trendy is not only easy - it's
also affordable.
One of the great things about
male fashions is that they allow
men to express themselves and
reveal a great deal before a person
gets to know them. While the
attractiveness of a guy isn't nec-
essarily determined by what he
wears, it certainly enhances or
detracts from his appearance.
What is stylish for a man is
often determined by his attitude
and personality, whereas women
are more strictly confined to the
looks portrayed in movies and
Aeropostale, Old Navy and
American Eagle have made fashion
affordable on the college budget.
Aeropostale and American Eagle
are very convenient with loca-
tions in Colonial Mall. However,
Old Navy only has locations in
Rocky Mount and Jacksonville,
which are both about an hour
away. These stores cater toward
a casual look, leaving the more
sophisticated, dressy clothes to
Abercrombie & Fitch and Express
for Men, both with their closest
locations in Raleigh.
"This year, it looks like our
biggest mover is going to be our
men's sweaters. Aero has sales
every week, so the prices on
them will vary on a week-to-week
basis said Stephanie Hardison,
assistant manager of Aeropostale
in Colonial Mall.
If sweaters aren't for you,
The Gap has a great line of
Oxford shirts. Unless you're
venturing out for a formal inter-
view, roll up the sleeves to achieve
a classy, fashionable look. Rarely
on sale, these shirts cost $42.50.
For more casual wear, it is easy to
find long-sleeved t-shirts at Old Navy
and Aeropostale for regular prices
of $10 or less. At American Eagle,
long-sleeved t-shirts are $15.50, but
can often be found priced at two
for $24.
As far as pants are concerned,
cargo pants are generally consid-
ered more fashionable than jeans;
however, either can be pulled off
with a little effort.
"What I wear just really
depends on how I feel said
junior jazz studies major Mat-
thew Roehrich.
"If I'm just bumming, I'll
wear blue jeans, but if I feel
like looking nice, I'll wear
Each of the major clothing
brands market their own
line of jeans and cargos
for a price of $30 to $40
per pair. The main differ-
ence in these companies
is how their pants fit
and feel. Therefore, being
fashionable with pants is
more a matter of choosing
comfort over style. However,
if you're really looking to
make an impression, most
females agree that khakis
are the way to go.
"Khakis are sexy said soph-
omore education major Emily
"It takes a certain kind of
guy to be able to pull off blue
jeans, but all guys look great in
Of course, no ensemble is com-
plete without the right shoes.
"The types of shoes that
are popular are dependent on
what group you're in said
Amanda Vincent, team member at
Hibbett Sports in Colonial Mall.
"If you're gangster, all black
or all white Air Force Ones and
the Jordan's are popular shoes.
Modern boys are going to get a
New Balance 574 or 580
It's important to remember
that clothes don't make a man.
Style is all about what you feel
comfortable with and look best
in - whether it be preppy, casual
or urban. Use your clothing to
celebrate your individuality. Imi-
tation and conformity are always
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Old fashions become
new trends for women
If you haven't noticed the
slight change in the weather, this
is your announcement. It's time
to update your personal wardrobe.
Fall is back and classier than
ever but there is still hope if
you like to bare a little here and
there. Mini skirts dominated
the summer and now the fall.
The new trends this fall are blaz-
ers, rain boots, vintage jewelry
and styles inspired by the 1920s
to the 1990s. Your best option is
to mix and match things from
different eras.
"What is in this fall are lots
of layers, from tanks, tees and
sweaters said recreational ther-
apy major and Aeropostale
employee Claire Wilson.
Dress a cute logo tee
or summer top with a
nice jean jacket. No one says
you have to get rid of all your
summer clothing.
Classic vintage is also taking
over the season and teal is
easing its way back into the
fall. You can also expect to
see purses and jackets made of
tweed, argyle and corduroy tex-
tured material. Mini cardigans,
oversized sweaters, ponchos and
classy blazers are sure to keep
you warm through the weather
Whether you want
to go classic with a knit-
ted sweater, wild with
zippers and animal print,
bohemian with a floral top
or girly with a pearl necklace
and pretty bows, just know that
anything goes. Mix and match
until it fits your desired style.
No one completely fits into one
Blazers are one of the biggest
trends. Go casual with
one in faded denim
or try a lightweight
blazer for a party.
Sophisticated types
may want to wear
a pale, pinstriped
blazer. Stick to
fitted and cropped
blazers that show off your
figure and pair with cropped
jeans and a cute pair of pumps.
Blazers usually range from $30
to $50 at local American Eagle,
Delia's and Gap stores.
Those fashion mishaps you
probably keep in your closet for
"safe keeping" are recyclable
now. Go through your mom's
closet. You are bound to find
styles she kept from her era.
Dress up an old blazer or denim
jacket with a rhinestone flower
brooch. Spice up those pumps
with brightly colored leg warm-
ers or let out your wild side
with some leopard skin. Just
don't get too
carried away.
Shoes are
all about
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when walking to class,
save your back some
trouble by wearing shorter, more
comfortable heels. Boots, espe-
cially rain boots, are a must and
always have pumps to wear with
those tiered mini skirts from
the 1980s.
Also, be sure to accessorize.
Accessories are big and dangling
earrings, flower hair clips and
layered belts.
There are plenty of ways to
avoid maxlng out those pre-
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are everywhere. Be a smart
shopper and don't get too
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clothes because winter will
hit Greenville before
you know it.
shopping also
comes in handy
sometimes because it
gives you the chance
to compare prices at all
W clothing stores.
"I usually look around
for the best deals and
best quality before
buying Wilson said.
"Top fall essentials to me
would be cute jeans, a good pair
of boots, a comfy sweater and,
of course, matching earrings
said ECU student Shaina Nixon.
Don't be afraid to add your
own magical touch. No one
will ever perfectly achieve the
look of models directly from
magazines. Choose your style
wisely and know what brings
out your best features.
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AMANDA Q. UNGERFELT Editor in chief WEDNESDAY September 22, 20Q4
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Why must referees insist on ruining great
games? Our recent case-in-point - Florida vs.
Tennessee. With 55 seconds left in the game,
Rorida receiver Dallas Baker got into an alter-
cation with a Tennessee defensive back. The
Volunteer player smacked Baker on the face
mask and Baker retaliated with a shot of his
The back judge, who is watching the entire
thing happen, flags only Baker, costing Florida
a crucial 15 yards for an unsportsmanlike
conduct penalty. The penalty forced Florida to
make a longer punt, which gave the Volunteers
better field position for the drive that would
eventually win the game on a 50-yard field goal
with six seconds left
Why on earth was Baker the only player
flagged? The referee saw both punches, from
the beginning of the incident, and yet only
penalized the retaliation.
We can understand if an official doesn't see the
first punch but does see the second and flags
the player who retaliated. But in this case, the
official saw it from the beginning and yet still
only penalized one player.
Is it not ludicrous that he made this call? Espe-
cially when it's the fourth quarter and he knows
that if Florida is penalized, they have a longer
kick to make - therefore giving Tennessee
better field position. Both players hit each other.
Either you flag both of them and the penalties
offset or you flag neither of them and break up
the scuffle.
But no, for some reason, an official decides
to send a message that he won't tolerate this
type of nonsense with less than a minute left
in the game.
Not only did he blow that call, the entire crew
made an error on when to start the clock on the
ensuing down. Because the play on which the
penalty was assessed was a run that stayed
inbounds, the clock should have started with
the referee's wind-up on as soon as the ball
was set. Instead, the crew started time when
the ball was snapped. So instead of 25 seconds
ticking off the clock, leaving the Volunteers with
a mere 30 seconds left, Tennessee started
with 43 seconds. They won the game with six
seconds left.
Good job guys, you ruined one of the best col-
lege games we watched this past weekend.
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Opinion Columnist
Getting older, gaining responsibility
Growing used to
living life on my own
When we're younger, growing
up seems so glamorous. 1 remember
my older sister once said that when
she turned 16, she was going to get a
perm and a boyfriend. She did get
both, but I don't recommend the
Before she was even allowed to
venture out of our yard by herself, she
was looking forward to getting older
and having new freedoms and experi-
ences. I was slightly less adventurous,
but even so, I too anticipated the days
when 1 would have more control over
my own life. 1 wanted to make my own
decisions, even if it meant making my
own mistakes.
At least that's what 1 used to think.
Now, I'm not so sure that making my
own choices is all that it's cracked up to
be. Choosing your own fate also means
accepting responsibility that at one
time didn't fall on you. If everything
turns out alright, you've earned the
credit. But if disaster ensues, you're to
I'm willing to shoulder the extra
responsibility, a sign that maybe I've
matured beyond my earlier years. How-
ever, about those decisions
Sometimes I wish the answers
were all laid out in front of me, just
like my dinner plate at home. If mom
decided that we were having chicken
for dinner, we were having chicken,
and there was no point in even con-
sidering otherwise. Even if I didn't
want chicken, at least I didn't have to
worry with dinner planning or prepara-
tion. This miy be a stretch, but that is
how I feel about a lot of issues in life
I know I'm in college and techni-
cally an adult, but being in charge of
many things in my own life scares me.
When a problem arises, I have to fix it.
I can call mom and dad and they can
offer their support and encouragement,
but I have to do the grunge work.
For example, this weekend, I dis-
covered a flat tire on my car. 1 called
my parents, knowing they were too
far away to provide much assistance.
My dad couldn't drive several hours
to change my tire, but I wanted him
to tell me where to go and what to do.
Unfortunately, I had to figure much of
that out for myself.
Although now resolved, the inci-
dent seemed in keeping with the week.
I called my parents earlier for their
advice and opinions on something that
was bothering me, but 1 got what I con-
sidered to be a real cop out. Follow your
heart, they told me. You're the only one
who can make that decision.
Why, I thought? Why, when I am
begging for advice, does the decision
making fall completely on me? When
I didn't want advice, suggestions or
so-called constructive criticism, they
were overly eager to provide it. Now
I ask for help and I am told that it is
totally up to me; all they can provide
is moral support.
Is this a natural symptom of get-
ting older? If so, I'm not so sure about
this. I don't want to be stuck in my
backyard forever, wearing the clothes
that my mom selected from my closet.
But I'm also nervous about venturing
out into the world on my own, solving
my own problems and making my own
They say all's well that ends well.
And for this week, I guess that is true.
I made some choices and I overcame
some obstacles and I think it all turned
out just fine. So maybe that's a sign that
I'm not just getting older, I'm growing
up too.
Online Reader Responses
Reader response to Sept. 14
article, "Registering to vote is
Important, but simple task"
I have just finished an article in
the New York Times concerning the
importance of the youth vote (18 to 25)
in the coming election. If they actually
vote, this age group will decide the
election - particularly those voting in
battleground states. North Carolina
is one of those battleground states
(the presence of John Edwards may
very well produce sufficient votes to
change North Carolina's tendency to
vote Republican in national elections).
The large number of young voters on
college campuses will likely be the
deciding factor. For those students who
are registered in another, non-battle-
ground state, this is the opportunity to
make their vote count. If they register
before the looming deadline for North
Carolina, they can use their school
address (on- or off-campus) to claim
residency in North Carolina and decide
the election. That is, if they decide to
� Richard Wynne
Response to Sept. 16 article
titled, "Ways to stop smoking"
I like to see articles that encourage
people to stop smoking. As a former
smoker, I know it is not easy to quit,
but I also know it can be done. I tried
three times to stop smoking before I was
successful, but I finally did it. I smoked
two packs a day for 23 years and now
I have been smoke free (not even one
little drag) for seven years.
The key is desire and will power.
You must have a true, strong desire
to stop smoking and you must be
willing to keep trying even if you back
slide. When I successfully stopped
smoking, I used a combination of
methods, including Nicorette gum,
regular chewing gum, self-hypnosis
using a tape that I made after read-
ing a book on the subject, prayer and
exercise. All of these methods com-
bined helped me to stop. It is one of
the accomplishments that 1 am most
proud of.
� Beverly Taylor
Responses to Sept. 16 article
titled, "Sharon government in
The Sharon government is divided
on this withdrawal plan, but surveys
of the Israeli public have repeatedly
shown strong support for a (if not the)
withdrawal plan. The government in
jeopardy is the national government
of Israel - can it function or are the
settlers in the territories a second state,
as Haaretz has worried, which will chal-
lenge and perhaps overtake the first
state? And I find it hard to believe that
Sharon is afraid of assassination. He is
a warrior, a risk-taker and a bull. Many
think he wants to pull out of Gaza In
order to incorporate vast chunks of the
West Bank. But I think you misunder-
stand him if you see him tucking his
tail between his legs because he's afraid
of assassination.
Plus - facts, please. Unless you
reject the notion of a Jewish state in
Palestine, the ArabPalestinian people
were not occupied in 1948. The country
was partitioned by UN mandate and a
state given to Palestinians and Jews.
Then the war started and after war was
over, the shape of the current Israel was
formed. Agreed that after 1967, Pales-
tinian lands were occupied.
� Jason Mundstuk
Domination of others as a means
of self-preservation is so unjust as to
deserve its reward - which is unrelent-
ing resistance. These attitudes can
only persist within a religious context.
Doesn't that suggest the religion is an
unwanted parasite on those who would
rather live in peace?
� Jonathon Quiere
Sharon's history of violent Zionism
does not match his current plan to
withdrawal Israelis from Gaza. Obvi-
ously he is up to something
� Robert
Many people do not know what is
going on between the Palestinians and
Israelis. I have seen first-hand what
goes on. Imagine sitting in a taxicab
for almost three hours while soldiers
search each car. I had a chance to visit
this summer and I think the check-
points are injustice. This should not be
happening. One taxi cab driver told me
if we get rid of both Sharon and Arafat
maybe we would have some kind of
peace. As a Palestinian American, I
really believe the only way there will
ever be peace between Palestinians
and Israelis is if Sharon and Arafat are
out. Until people actually see first hand
what goes on over there they should not
really judge.
� Sheila
Very well done, you said It better
than I ever could. Bravol
� Paul
I'm sick of hearing aboqt
Socialist and Communist
"threats These are the 2000s,
not the 1950s - wake up! il
Can you please stop printing
the ultra-Conservative rants b,y
Tony McKee? I know he hates
Democrats, but we don't hate
him! Where is Peter Kalajian
when we need him?
I'm so tired of seeing all these
girls wear the same outfits every-
day. Get a new outfit! It's so lame
to see these girls dress like they
came off a conveyer belt.

What's with ECU not build-
ing any new dorms? Population
of students has increased by
thousands since I first arrived
- but no new plans to build anjy
new student housing facilities
Why do professors act like
their class is the only one tlMt
matters and like it's the only
one students are taking. Nevtfs
flash - many full-time students
hold jobs as well as participate in
campus organizations we don't
have time to devote all our tiifie
to one class.
I counted 21 rhetorical ques-
tions in Tony McKee's latent
article. Is that what you consider
"opinions?" Hmmm-mmm
mmm? j.
Why does every guy on
campus wear pink shirts noW?
Did I miss the memo or some-
Deion Sanders, buddy,bI
know you couldn't see aft,ejr
you returned that punt this
past weekend so you had to
take your helmet off to fix your
head-warmer, but was it honestly
necessary to dance around the
field after the fact? Primetime,
my man, it wasn't even a 20-yard
return and you pulled your ham-
string. If your game was as bigas
your ego, you'd be the best playej
in the galaxy. Chill out and prove
you can play at age 38 before you
start dancing around the field
like Beyonce Knowles. ,?
Why do guys spend so much
money on car parts and acces-
sories than they do on the actual
Professors need to understai
that not everything for thfl
class has to be turned in on til
same day. We're only hum
you know.
For those of you standing
front of the Wright Place buggir ;
me, back off - I don't want yov r
stupid flyer!
OK, so the purpose of builc �
ing the West End Dining Hal
so west campus students woi
have so far to walk, but w
about those of us who live on c
tral campus, isn't that the sa
distance the other students wi
having to walk to Mendenh;
Why can't we have both?
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an anonymous way for students
staff in the ECU community to v
their opinions. Submissions can
submitted anonymously online, or e-
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Letter to
the Editor
Dear Editor,
As I attended the Wake Fores1
vs. ECU football game I w
amazed at the number of E(j
students that attended the gaJ
wearing shirts and baseball ci
with other schools' logos
them. As a proud graduate of EC
and member of the Pirate ClulJ,
do not understand why a studer
would wear another school's 1c
to a sporting event that his or 1
university is participating in. h
one thing to wear the other logL
during the week on campus, hu
during a Pirate athletic ever
there should only be purple af
gold In the student section. If yL
want to wear other schools' logd
to an athletic event, attend tf
school's athletic events. You ,
in Pirate Country and the offic
colors are purple and gold.
Tony Shanks
Class of 1988

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WEDNESDAY September 22, 2004
For Rent
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apply now. 100 Hickory
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Call 756-5784 after 6pm.
Area High school seeking field
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games. No experience necessary
but hockey background
helpful. If interested, call Lydia
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Gymnastic teachers needed!
Experienced males fit females
who enjoy working with children,
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Life inching back to normal year after Isabel
Earlier this month, there was
a celebration in Hatteras Vil-
lage to commemorate the first
anniversary of Hurricane Isabel,
the most damaging storm this
place has seen in a generation.
For most, it was be a
celebration of survival. No one
died here.
"We're glad it's still here said
one local resident of her island.
"But, my God, it's scarred forever
"It's the price of paradise
said another.
It's a price these people have
paid over and over.
At the Outer Banks Motel
in Buxton, the office walls are
marked from the flooding of
Emily, Dennis and now Isabel.
Old-timers still talk about "the
storm of '33 which breached
the island at about the same
place Isabel broke through.
Perhaps that's why, through
all the devastation, most folks
here seem unflappable. Or at
least unrelenting.
Job Reform
from page A1
priority for those planning to
graduate and join the work force
in the next four years.
Nicholas Beam, a junior his-
tory major and Republican said,
"I believe that George Bush has
done a wonderful job in deal-
ing with what he was dealt as
president. He has been trying to
create more jobs for the country,
but with the economy the way it
is, it is sometimes hard to create
jobs during a recession
John Kerry is fighting for a
lost cause and doing what he can
to drag down the Bush adminis-
tration, Beam said.
In the past, Republican presi-
dents have increased or created
national deficits while Demo-
cratic presidents have reduced
or eliminated them, said Benton
Lowry, senior anthropology
major and Independent.
"In light of this historic pat-
tern of economic performance,
highlighted by the last four
years, John Kerry is the logical
candidate to choose as a presi-
dent most likely to repair our
crippled economy Lowry said.
Many students work and
attend ECU simultaneously.
These students are concerned
with the current state of the job
market and are not sure which
presidential candidate will help
them the most financially.
"As a part-time student work-
ing a full-time job, I know how
much of my paycheck I never see,
so if one candidate can convince
me that my job is safe and no
more taxes are to be taken from
me, that is the best bargaining
chip the candidate would have to
garner my vote said Lee Higley,
a student and Republican.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeas t Carolinian, com.
Isabel delivered a stiff blow
and left her mark, but life goes on.
A year ago, John and Judy
Hardison, both in their 50s,
clung for their lives to a small tree
outside their home in the village.
Isabel's waters raced by,
at times neck-high, as the
Hardisons' house shifted off
its foundation and pieces of
oceanfront hotels swept
past. The couple stayed
in the tree for 3 12 hours.
"We were saying our
goodbyesJudy Hardison said. "As
much as we could it was so loud
Today, the site of their old
home is nothing but a gravel lot.
The house has been demolished,
and the lot is for sale.
The tree that saved their lives
is gone, too.
"They took our tree! I'm so
mad Judy Hardison said. "I told
them to keep it, but apparently
the guy doing the bulldozing
didn't get the message
For now, the Hardisons
are renting a place near their
daughter in Frisco, miles north
of their old house. Soon, they will
build their new home on higher
ground, farther north, in Buxton.
"We're moving to the moun-
tains Judy Hardison said.
Hardison also has a new job,
at Midgett Realty. Her old one
was managing Durants Station,
a motel that Isabel leveled.
The Hardisons' story of
survival was featured on a
Weather Channel show called
"Storm Stories Hardison refuses
to watch a tape of the show.
"It's taken me a long time to
get back to where I was, to get my
head straight again she said. "I
had the most horrible dreams,
the most god-awful nightmares
of my life
Her doctor prescribed
sleeping pills, which she still
takes to forget Isabel.
Wendy Sisler, on the other
hand, has a daily reminder.
Last September, Sisler lost
her store, Family Jewels, and the
house she grew up in. A month
after Isabel, she was sinking into
depression when hope floated
In Rodanthe, 35 miles
north of Sisler's home in the
village, a Bible washed up on the
soundside beach. It was the Bible
that Sisler received from the
Hatteras United Methodist
Church when she was 12 . She's
51 now.
The Bible had her maiden
name, Wendy Mae Stowe,
embossed on the white leather
cover, and someone called to
see if it was hers. When Sisler
picked it up, she found it fully �
intact but a little soggy. A
dogwood leaf still was pressed
between the Bible's pages, as
was a note sent after a long-ago
Sunday school absence.
"We miss you the note says.
"It gives you chills. It was
kind of a spiritual moment, like,
'Is this a sign?' " Sisler said. "I
told the preacher I was going to
start using it because I'd been to
hell and hell wasn't any fun
Hurricane Isabel's destruction
Carolina counties.
Sisler has the Bible on display
in her temporary shop in Frisco
. She's rebuilding the shop and
her house in their old locations
in the village. Her resolve is
strong again.
"I love Hatteras more than
ever. I won't leave Sisler said.
"It's all going to be for the good.
Everything's going to be bigger
is still prevalent in some North
and better
Not everything.
The General Mitchell sits
almost as it did after Isabel
ravaged. The abandoned hotel's
pool is collapsed and filled with
sand. Two motels that were once
next door, Durants Station and
The Hatteras Cabanas, are mostly
a sandpit now.
Dependable service. Simple plans. That's what we're for.
from page A1
Jeffries said the center for
counseling and student develop-
ment is also available to counsel
to student victims.
"A lot of times when a person is
sexually assaulted, they feel like it's
their fault. We just want to make
them feel more comfortable with
coming to someone Jeffries said.
According to a U.S. Depart-
ment of Justice statistics Web site,
39 percent of attempted rapes
and 17 percent of sexual assaults
on females result In an Injured
victim. Jeffries said victims
should seek medical attention.
The sexual assault awareness
week is meant to teach students
preventative techniques. Some tips
include always being aware of the
surroundings, traveling in groups
and keeping an eye on drinks.
According to a wellness edu-
cation fact sheet, Rohypnol, the
date rape drug, may become invis-
ible once dissolved in a drink.
Jeffries said people should
never accept an open drink from
anyone, even from people they
know. The NCCASA said 70 per-
cent of North Carolina victims
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Page B1 252.328.6366 ROBBIE DERfl Features Editor CAROLYN SCANDURA Assistant Features Editor WEDNESDAY September 22, 2004
Mendenhall Movies:
Fahrenheit 911
Wednesday - 7 p.m.
Thursday - 9:30 p.m.
filday - 7 p.m 12 a.m.
Saturday - 9:30 p.m.
Sunday - 7 p.m.
Splderman 2
Wednesday - 9:30 p.m.
Thursday - 7 p.m.
Friday - 9:30 p.m.
Saturday -7 p.m 12 a.m.
Sunday - 3 p.m.
Top 5s:
Top 5 Movies:
1. Resident Evil: Apocalypse
2. Cellular
3. Without A Paddle
4. Hero
5. Princess Diaries
Top 5 Books:
1. The Da Vinci Code
2. The Five People You Meet In
3. Murder List
4. High Druid of Shannara:
5. The Rule of Four
Top 5 CDs:
1. Alan Jackson
2. Tim McGraw
3. Ray Charles
4. Anita Baker
5. Various Artists
Top 5 DVDs:
1. Passion of the Christ
2. Twisted
3. Taking Lives
4. The Girl Next Door
5. Hidalgo
Top 5 TV Shows:
1. Joey
2. NFL Football
3. The Apprentice 2
6. CSI: Miami
Today is a 6. The work you've
been dBtrfg- tstelng noticed by
friose in control and command.
You're a creative person. Your
favorite genre could be anything
from flowers to poems, or both.
You have more of value than you
thought in your home.
You're being called to action,
but what are you supposed to
do? If that isn't clear, don't panic.
Follow a person you know well
and trust.
You may have to do something
that you think Is below the status
you've achieved.
A loved one has a wound to
talk about It Is hard to heal. Just
listening is a gift you can give.
The sun is coming into your sign,
and It'll be here about four weeks.
Don't race right off and do things
yet. Keep working on your plan.
You'll want to allocate a little more
time for spiritual inquiry over the
next few weeks. Your own intuition
Is excellent, but the assignment
now is to read books.
You'll be able to tell, pretty soon,
! that the hardest part is over. You'll
I be acknowledged for taking a
E righteous stand.
�Today is an 8. Although
you're about to take on new
responsibilities, you'll still have
�me for valuable advice from a
Wise teacher. Schedule it.
.fi some respects, the pressure
b Increasing the next two days.
H others, you're entering an
-ixpansive phase for about four
�reeks. Make the forces work
f you're running short on data,
upplies or support, ask a friend.
i people you love can put you
touch with others who have
hat you need.
Third time is charm for band
Further Seems Forever
releases third album
with third singer
Change. This is one word
that Further Seems Forever has
become too familiar with. With
the loss of two separate lead
vocalists and the addition of a
third, the Florldian emo rock-
ers try to prove skeptics wrong
with their third major release
Hide Nothing.
Formed in 1998 by guitarist
Josh Colbert and bassist Chad
Neptune and soon joined by
singer Chris Carrabba, guitarist
Nick Dominguez and percussion-
ist Steve Kleisath, they released
their first full length album, The
Moon Is Down, in 2001 on Tooth
and Nail records. The struggle
began even before the album was
released as Carrabba departed,
turning his side project, Dash-
board Confessional, into a full
time job. Jason Gleason had big
shoes to fill as Carrabba's replace-
ment, but with a rigorous touring
schedule, Gleason recreated the
songs to match his voice and soon
gained respect from loyal FSF fans.
In 2003, Further Seems For-
ever released their next album,
How to Start a Fire. With Gleason
writing the lyrics, his intensity is
shown through songs like "Pride
War which is rumored to be
a mockery of Carrabba. Most
importantly, FSF's sophomore
release sold more records than
the previous album, showing that
their fan base was still growing.
In January of 2004, Glea-
son left the band on seemingly
The band Further Seems Forever is looking to strike it big with their new lead singer.
bitter terms while the remaining
members were finishing up the
instrumentals for their following
album. This left Further Seems
Forever to again search for another
vocalist. In steps Jon Bunch.
Bunch's previous band, Sense
Field, had just broken up after
a 10 year career in the under-
ground rock scene. FSF have
played shows with Sense Field
before, so it seemed only natu-
ral for Bunch to join them for
their third release. The current
members of the band, Bunch,
Colbert, Neptune, Kleisath and
new guitarist Derick Cordova
released Hide Nothing on Aug. 24
to negativity from both fans and
critics, but it's hard to deny the
precision of this album.
Hide Nothing does exactly
as the name implies. There are
no guessing games, no hidden
meanings - it's just the honest
truth. Since being signed to
Tooth and Nail Records, a Chris-
tian rock label, the band has
repeatedly been asked if they are
Indeed a Christian band. They
have denied this claim, although
this album is the first to contain
ties to religion.
Further Seems Forever states
on their Web site that: "Everyone
in FSF is a Christian, but we don't
call ourselves a Christian band
our faith is our relationship with
God on an individual level and if
we feel led to share that we will
This is also a career for us and
we don't feel comfortable taking
money in the name of God
The album's first single,
"Light Up Ahead is the first FSF
song that shows their relation-
ship with God. It's easy to relate
in a religious sense to lyrics that
repeat, you lift me upand all
these bad dreamsI wake up to
the light wake me upthere's
a light up ahead
The title track declares exactly
who Further Seems Forever is
singing, "we live and we learn
and we crash and we burn we
can take what we knowand we
learn as we go we can see who
we are
With spotted distortion,
melodic vocals, catchy guitar
riffs and an all around appealing
sound, Further Seems Forever has
overcome the skepticism from
critics and fans to create what is
possibly their best release to date.
As the saying goes, third time's a
charm, and that just might be the
case for these five men. FSF is cur-
rently on tour across the country,
go to www.furtherseemsforever.
com for tour dates and clips of
songs from three albums.
This writer can be contacted at
Ben Folds releases latest album 'super D'
Not available in stores,
only on the Internet
Ben Folds and Epic Records
released super D, the third and
final EP of the Ben Folds EP
series Aug. 24. Why have you not
seen it in stores? SuperD is only
available on the Internet.
A genius idea enabling the
artist to make his music avail-
able to fans in only three
weeks after being recorded.
"Quietly releasing my music
as EP allows me to get it out there
as I finish it. With a minimum of
hype said Folds.
"It's for people who buy my
music anyway. It won't be sold in
the big a chains because that
puts the price up and starts the big
a machinery-press, radio, etc
Super D features five songs.
There are three originals "Kalam-
azoo "Adelaide "Rent a Cop"
and two covers, The Darkness "Get
Your Hand Off My Woman" and a
Ray Charles tribute "Them That
Got which is a live recording.
"Kalamazoo" is a song that
Folds wrote when he was 19 or 20.
You may have heard it already as
there are several demos floating
around, ihij version incorporates
drums, bass, piano and strings.
"Adelaide" is a wonderful
song with a great beat incor-
porating a fusion of piano and
drums. Written before hopping
on a plane to where else?
"Rent a cop" is a quirky
tune making fun of a mall
security officer.
"Once I was watching a mall
security officer whisper nasty
sh in girls' ears as they walked
by. I don't know why he didn't
get slapped Folds said, "and
recently when this riff came to
me, his stolid visage revisited my
consciousness once again whis-
pering through his doughnut
Super D is available at www. and
through downloads at lTunes.
The first EP in the series,
speed graphic, hit No. 1 on the
Billboard Internet Album charts,
and sunny 16 can also be found
at the same sites.
The series will be released as
a full album in early 2005.
Folds will be on the road this
fall. He will first tour around the
states, including some college
venues and then will head to
Europe and Japan in 2005.
Those of you that do not rec-
ollect Ben Folds may remember
the band Ben Folds Five, a trio
from Chapel Hill whose debut
album was released in 1995.
Whatever and ever amen was a
platinum-plus album and In 1999
they released The unauthorized
biography of Reinhold Messner.
The group's clever and ingenious
songs incorporated piano, bass
and drums.
In 2001, Folds began his solo
career with his release of rockin'
in the suburbs. He had a group
project called The Bens with
cohorts Lee and Kweller. As well
as working with William Shatner
on Shatner's upcoming album
Has Been, Folds helped co-write,
produce and play on the album.
For more information head
to his official Web site at www.
This writer can be contacted at
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Ben Folds releases his newest and last of the EP series solo
album super D to his fans on the Internet.
Garden State: Jill Flint,
Ann Dowd, Zach Braff. Shuffled
through life In a lithium-Induced
coma until his mother's death
inspired a vacation from the
pills to see what might happen.
A moderately successful TV actor
living in Los Angeles, "Large"
hasn't been home to the "Garden
State" in nine years. (R)
Wimbledon: Paul Bettany,
Kirsten Dunst, Eleanor Bron. A
tennis player who has lost rank
and fallen to 157 meets a female
player who Inspires him to set his
sights on the Wimbledon Cup.
Mr. 3000: Bernie Mac, Angela
Bassett, J. Anthony Brown. The
self-centered star ended his career
prematurely, right after getting
his 3,000th hit. Now, 10 years
later, three of Mr. 3,000's hits
have been disqualified and the
47-year-old, out-of-shape former
slugger attempts a comeback.
Sky Capltan and the
World of Tomorrow: Jude
Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Giovanni
Ribisi. A New York City reporter
circa 1939 enlists the help of a
friend and a pilot to help figure
,out why scientists are vanishing.
They wind up facing off against a
madman attempting to take over
the world. (PG)
National Lampoon's Gold
Diggers: Will Friedle, Chris Owen,
Louise Lasser. The misadventures
of two completely incompetent
con men, who, in desperation,
turn their attention to the art of
gold digging. (PG-13)
The Forgotten: Julianne
Moore stars as Telly Paretta, a
grieving mother struggling to
cope with the loss of her eight-
year old son. She is stunned when
her psychiatrist (Gary Sinise)
reveals that she has created eight
years of memories about a son she
never had.
The Cookoot: Queen Lati-
fah, Jonathan Silverman, Eve.
Todd Anderson has just been
chosen as the number one pick
in the NBA draft. Signed for $30
million, he relocates to a fancy
mansion in an upscale neigh-
borhood. He throws the annual
family barbeque at his new home,
which makes for an Interesting
situation with neighbors and
security. (PG-13)
Without A Paddle: Matthew
Lillard, Seth Green. Dax Shepard.
The story of three lifelong friends
who find themselves on a canoe
trip in search of a $200,000 trea-
sure. Many obstacles await them,
including a dangerous river and
more than a few whacked-out
mountain men. (PG-13)
Paparazzi: Cole Hauser,
Tom Sizemore, Robin Tunney. To
rising action superstar Bo Lara-
mie, a quartet of paparazzi is at
first an annoyance, then an ever
disturbing presence. When they
threaten his family's safety, it will
be the last mistake they will ever
make. (PG-13)
Anacondas: Hunt for the
Blood Orchid: Matthew Marsden,
Eugene Byrd, Morris Chestnut.
Scientists search the jungles of
Borneau for an elusive orchid that
may be the modern-day fountain
of youth. Unfortunately, the
flowers longevity powers have
already been discovered by a pack
of giant anacondas! (PG-13)
The Princess Diaries 2:
The Royal Engagement: Anne
Hathaway, Julie Andrews, Hector
Elizondo. As Princess Diaries left
off, Mia is going to Genovia to
be princess. But as soon as she
arrives she finds that she must
assume the role of queen imme-
diately. Genovian law states that
she must be married before being
crowned! (G)
Resident Evil: Apoca-
lypse: Jared Harris, Milla Jovov-
ich, Thomas Kretschmann. The
sequel to Resident Evil follows top
military agent Alice, as she fights
to contain a virus. She teams
up with a group of survivors,
including another tough heroine
named Jill Valentine. (R)
Hero: Jet Li, Tony Leung
Chiu Wai, Maggie Cheung Man-
yuk. Assassins are determined
to murder the tyrannical king.
A nameless man appears at the
king's palace claiming to have
already dispatched the three
most legendary killers. So begins
a Rashomon-like tale filled with
high-flying action and passionate
drama. (PG-13)
Shaun of the Dead:A
down-on-his-luck, twenty nine
year old Londoner named Shaun
is having a bad day. His career's
going nowhere, his buddies are
pretty much slackers and his girl-
friend has dumped him for fail-
ing to make an anniversary date.
To top it all off, his homeland has
just experienced an apocalypse
where zombies have risen from
the dead. Now, it's up to Shaun to
save his romance and the world
at the same time. (R)
Cellular: Kim Basinger, Rick
Hoffman, Chris Evans. A man
hears the voice of a kidnapped
woman on his cell phone, and
attempts to locate her before his
cell phone runs dead. (PG-13)

Book Review: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter'
Tale of moral isolation
in south during 1930s
Tennessee Williams declared
Carson McCullers, "The greatest
writer that the south produced
McCullers was only 23 years
old when she published this
novel, her first one. This fictitious
book has a straightforward prose
of story telling.
The story concentrates on the
humanity of people in a small
Southern town of the 1930s. It
portrays the moral isolation of
four individuals, along with a
deaf being the center of all four
Quiet John Singer is deaf
and tries to live in the town
best as he can after his best
friend Spiros Antonapoulos
was taken away to the hospital.
Singer tries to cope with his
loneliness even though he Is like a
confessional to the four
Adolescent Mick Kelly
struggles to learn about music
for herself and having to take
care of her family as she is just
leaving her childhood behind.
Nervous and constantly drunk,
Jake Blount works from town
to town desperately preaching his
unbalanced version of
Dr. Copeland is an African
American doctor that has an
internal conflict about his role
as a father and of his frustration
of trying to help the other Afri-
can Americans in the town. Stoic
Biff Brannon, owner of a din?r,
eventually becomes filled
with an emptiness he car-
ries within himself.
tion to Singer and confess to him
because they feel as if he under-
stands them and some of their
intense loneliness sheds away.
Some readers might not be
satisfied because it is hard to
figure out what this book is
about. The story might give out
a feeling of despair. This book
does not shout, but simply has a
literary style that carries a piece
of truth in the humanity of the
people. Not for the depressed.
This writer can be contacted at
'Star Wars' trio gets long-awaited DVD release
(KRT) � In his own mind,
George Lucas identified so closely
with the rebellious young hero
of the space adventure he was
writing in the mid-1970s that he
named the character Luke, after
As he made the rounds at the
studios to pitch a sci-fi fantasy
he was calling The Star Wars,
with each new telling, his movie
sounded more and more like a
parable of his own struggle to
resist the soul-crushing heel
of Hollywood. As leader of the
freedom-loving Rebel Alliance
in Marin County, Calif Lucas
took potshots at the evil Galactic
Empire to the south.
But that was a long time ago,
in a world far, far away from
the Hollywood landscape of
today. Lucas changed everything
with Star Wars. The movie not
only became the second-highest
grossing picture of all time (now
behind only Titanic), it pushed
the corporate grandees who ran
the studios toward ever-bigger
"event" movies. Which meant
the independent filmmakers
who had thrived during the
1970s were suddenly viewed as
luxuries Hollywood could no
longer afford.
Lucas got very rich and
formed a succession of film-
making companies, such as
Lucasfilm Ltd. and Industrial
Light St Magic, which made him
even richer and more powerful.
Lucas grew so powerful he was
able to brush off the clamor for
the release of his original space
thrillogy - Star Wars, The Empire
Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi
- on DVD. Until now.
"I have become the very thing
I was trying to avoid Lucas says,
noting his own corporate fat-cat
status in an interview included in
the "Star Wars Trilogy which gets
its long-awaited release Tuesday.
Thanks to Lucas' dark side,
the DVDs can be purchased
only as a boxed set, the first of
several bummers imposed on
this otherwise happy occasion
to bump up the bottom line. But
the movies look better than they
ever did before, transferred from
the original negatives, then given
a digital scrubbing that removed
something like 100 scratches
and dust specks from each frame
-about 10 million improvements
in all.
The images are brighter and
the colors more vibrant than they
were on film, and the dazzling
sound design creates a sense of
space, not only outer but inner.
Collectively, these films represent
one of the most awe-inspiring
technical achievements in the
short history of the DVD format.
Unlike similar cleanings that
have left Renaissance master-
pieces looking denatured, this
one embraces the look that Lucas
calls "the used future in which
the objective is not spotless per-
fection but spot-on realism. The
film is clean; Han Solo's space-
ship, the Millennium Falcon,
remains gloriously grubby.
The question that some of
Lucas' improvements will raise
for ardent fans of the series is
whether he needed to fix what
wasn't broken. Each film has
undergone subtle, but significant,
revisions, beginning with the
opening frames of what was once
- and for some of us will remain
forevermore - Star Wars, and is
now clunkily titled Star Wars:
Episode IV-A New Hope.
More troubling to purists
are the scenes Lucas has digi-
tally added or enhanced, using
technology that was unavailable
to him in 1976, when the first
picture was being shot. Many of
the changes were made before the
films were re-released to theaters
in 1997 as a "special edition
although Lucas has continued
tinkering with some scenes,
sometimes even making changes
to the changes.
An example of Lucas' perfec-
tionism run amok takes place
in the first film's memorable
Wookie bar scene. In 1977, Han
Solo pulled a gun and dispatched
a bounty hunter named Greedo
who was chasing him for the
price on his head. Solo's trans-
formation from shady privateer
to hero is a crucial part of the
story, after all.
But by 1997, Lucas felt Solo
was such a beloved cultural icon
that he could no longer allow him
to shoot first, and changed the
scene so that Greedo appeared
to draw first.
The change was so illogi-
cal that Lucas has re-edited the
shootout so that it now appears
Han and Greedo draw their
guns at almost exactly the same
Even those kinds of changes,
no matter how wrongheaded,
wouldn't be as troubling if Lucas
had put the original version of
each film on the discs. But he
He also refuses to discuss
the controversies he created by
fiddling with the films in his
slightly droning reminiscences
on the commentary tracks.
It is Carrie Fisher's wisecrack-
ing asides about being told she
could play Princess Leia if 'she
promised to lose 10 pounds at
a fat farm, and about preparing
herself to don the bikini she
had to wear in "Jedi" that recap-
tures some of the films' original
Book Review:
'Esperanza Rising'
Heartfelt tale any
age group can enjoy
Though this robust novel is
adolescent literature, any age
group can enjoy it. This fictitious
novel has a very eloquent and
lyrical style of writing that shows
the passion of the characters.
This book portrays a
young girl, Esperanza Ortega,
living in the 1920s - 1930s
on a ranch called Ranchos
de las Rosas in the region of
Aguascalientes, Mexico. She
has everything she wants and
she has the dream of one day
rising to her mother's position of
presiding over the ranch.
Unfortunately, after a tragic
accident occurs, Esperanza and
her mother, along with their
friends, are forced to flee to
California to work in a farm
labor camp. At the labor camp,
Esperanza is suddenly shoved
into a completely different
lifestyle than what she is used
to - the story allows for her
character to change and develop
during those events.
It leaves readers satisfied.
Gives readers a taste of the
history of Mexican immigration
to California.
Gives people an air of rising
above obstacles and triumphing
the best they can in any situation.
This writer can be contacted at
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Meet with scholar and best-selling
author, . Michael Eric liyson
after his Social Justice Institute
presentation entitled,
"What Have He Come To?
Wars Between Generations
Wednesday, September 22
7:30 pm
Harvey Hall (Murphy Center)
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The Dowdy Student
Stores is sponsoring
an author signing
and book sale after
the presentation in
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Murphy Center.
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be for sale ar 20 off
the retail price in
conjunction with
this event.
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WEDNESDAY September 22, 2004
Sports Briefs
Hamilton under
Olympic time-trial champion Tyler
Hamilton declared his innocence
Tuesday after his pro cycling team
said he's being investigated for
possible blood doping and could
be stripped of his gold medal. The
American cyclist said he would
"fight this until I don't have a euro
left in my pocket Tests at the
Athens Olympics on Aug. 19 and
at the Spanish Vuelta on Sept.
18 showed evidence of blood
from another person, cycling's
governing body said, according
to a spokesman for Hamilton's
team, Phonak. Follow-up tests
were scheduled for later Tuesday.
Phonak spokesman Georges
Luedinger said Hamilton denied
having a transfusion - which can
boost athletes' performance by
increasing the amount of oxygen-
transporting red blood cells in
their system. If found guilty of a
violation at the Olympics, Hamilton
would lose his gold medal. Three
athletes had gold medals revoked
for doping during the Aug. 13 - 29
games. Former world champion
Oscar Camenzind was fired
by Phonak and announced his
retirement after testing positive
for the performance-enhancing
substance EPO shortly before
the Olympics.
A record 24 athletes - none
American - from various sports
were cited for drug-test violations
at the Athens Olympics.
Idaho player shot
to death
A University of Idaho football player
was shot to death and police
arrested two brothers from Seattle
following a chase that extended
halfway across Washington
state. Eric McMillan, 19, a starting
cornerback for the Vandals on
Saturday against Washington
State, was pronounced dead of a
gunshot wound to the chest at 4
a.m. Monday at Gritman Memorial
Hospital, Moscow police Capt.
Cam Hershaw said. No motive
for the shooting was immediately
available. On Sunday night, hours
after the shooting, Matthew R.
Wells II, 27, and James J. Wells,
25, both of Seattle, were arrested
on Interstate 90 near Vantage,
about 150 miles west of Moscow.
The Wellses were booked into the
Whitman County, Wash. Jail and
were being held for investigation
of felony attempted eluding with
bail set at $75,000 each, Whitman
County Prosecutor Denis Tracy
said. The two, former football
standouts at Rainier Beach
High School in Seattle, made
an initial appearance Monday
in Superior Court and charges
will likely be filed Wednesday,
Tracy said. Officers went to
McMillan's residence following
a report of gunshots about 5:24
p.m. Sunday and found he had
been taken to the hospital in a
private vehicle, Hershaw said.
Based on a description and
license plate number given by
witnesses, Whitman County
sheriff's deputies began pursuing
a late-model white BMW with two
men inside between Pullman and
Colfax, Wash, officials said. Colfax
police joined the chase until the
fleeing car avoided a roadblock
outside Colfax, Whitman County
deputies maintained pursuit until
Othello and the Washington
State Patrol took over from there
on Washington 26. A spike strip
across the freeway near Vantage
on the Columbia River brought
the car to a stop about 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, Hershaw said. McMillan,
a business management and
human resources major, is
survived by two sisters, including
a twin, Paull said. He played
football, basketball and ran track
at Murrieta Valley High School in
This Day in Sports
1927 - Gene Tunney wins a
unanimous 10-round decision
over Jack Dempsey at Soldier
Field in Chicago to retain his world
heavyweight title. The fight is
marred by a long 10-count in the
seventh round. Dempsey knocks
Tunney to the mat, but Dempsey
doesn't go to a neutral comer. The
referee doesn't start counting until
four or five seconds after Tunney
is down. Tunney regains his feet
and goes on to win.
Terron Amos taking off for ECU
An up close look at
Pirates' offensive sniper
Great careers sometimes have
unusual beginnings. Such was the
case for the greatest boxer of all
time - Muhammad Ali. Ali's bike
was stolen when he was 12 years
old, bringing the legend to tears.
He decided to report it to a police
officer, whom just so happened
to be a amateur boxing coach.
Ali told the officer that he
wanted "to whoop whoever
stole his bike The officer,
Joe Martin, replied by simply
saying, "you better learn how to
fight before you start chal-
lenging people that you are
gonna whoop
And thus, the legend of
Ali begins.
Terron Amos may not turn
out to be the greatest soccer
player of all-time and his begin-
ning may not be as unusual as
that of Ali's. However, the ECU
men's soccer program will always
be thankful of the way Amos's
career "kicked" off.
"It all started when I was about
five or six years old said Amos.
"My mom came in one day
and said 'T, you are getting to
the age where it's about time to
start doing something active and
I want you to think about what
you want to do and get back to
me As soon as she asked I told
her, 'I want to play soccer
And she looked at me with this
funny face and said, 'soccer?
Amos's mother, supportive
of his decision but unsure about
the game of soccer, went out
and got both of them a couple
books so they could read up on
the game.
"She wanted me to make sure
that this is what I wanted to do
Amos said.
"But I had already made up
my mind
Amos started out playing in
recreational leagues around the
city of New Bern, his hometown.
"At first I did not feel like I was
good enough to play Amos said.
"But my mother would always
encourage me and tell me to keep
trying and keep working at it
Amos stuck with it and con-
tinued to play throughout his
schooling. However, soccer wasn't
the only sport for him - Amos
got his feet wet in other sports
coming up through high school.
Amos started playing soccer
"I tried track, but I did not
really like just running Amos
said with a laugh.
He also went on to try basket-
ball and wrestling, but nothing
seemed to excite him as much as
the thrill he had when running
onto the soccer field.
"I just wanted to concentrate
on soccer and put all other things
aside Amos said.
"I did not want to risk an
injury in another sport that would
hinder me from playing soccer
Amos, free from injury, put
his heart and soul into soccer and
led his high school team to an
outstanding national ranking of
20 in his junior and senior season.
Apart fr"om high school,
Amos took his game to several
other leagues, one of which
was a premier ball league,
a league where Amos would soon
realize his talents were solid
at the age of six and has been running circles around any and
enough to start turning some
"It came to me when I played
in premier ball and I got a lot of
recruitment letters and my mom
kept telling me that I was good
enough to get to the next level
Amos said.
One of those letters happened
to be from ECU, the team lucky
enough to snag the star-studded
Amos arrived at ECU with
high hopes on his career but he
would soon realize that the play-
ing field was about to become a
little more level.
"The first day of preseason
my freshman year I knew it was
going to be a completely different
ball game Amos said.
"I always thought I was pretty
good and could keep up with
everyone and 1 was able to do that
but it was not with the dominat-
ing style that I was able to do it
with in high school, being able to
go by people at will. I knew that
once I got here, 1 would have to
use my teammates a lot more. It
took me about half my freshman
year to get adjusted
Amos was tried out on the
defensive side of the ball during
his freshman campaign but
would eventually return to his
natural position of forward after
proving his goal-scoring capa-
Going through some tough
years record wise, Amos hopes
that his team will be able to turn
it around this season.
"I would really like for us to
finish above .500 on the season
Amos said about something the
Pirates have not done while he's
been a part of the squad.
"And when I am done here, I
want everyone, to be able to say,
all competition ever since.
'man he really helped that team
get to where they went
Aside from Pirate soccer,
Amos enjoys watching the game
on television as well.
"I have two favorite teams, Arse-
nal and Real Madrid Amos said.
Arsenal forward Thierry
Henry is a player Amos tries to
model his game after.
"I love the way he plays and
if I could be like any one player,
I would want to be like him
because of his playing style, his
confidence and his ability to just
go at players
Sounds eerily similar to a
description one might use to
describe the Pirate's senior go to
guy and what he's been able to
do since he began his endeavor
in 2001.
This writer can be contacted at
sports@theeastcarolinian. com.
Men's rugby moves Purple fever to take hold of
to 2-0 for season Cincinnati
First 5,000 fans will
receive free towels
The first 5,000 fans to enter
Dowdy-Ficklen stadium this
Saturday night will receive a free
"Purple Fever Spirit Towel
If students haven't already
picked up their tickets, they may
still do so through Thursday,
Sept. 23 at the Minges Ticket
Window, Mendenhall Central
Ticket Office or ECU Student
Stores at Wright Place.
Assistant Director for Market-
ing Mike Money is hoping that
the turnout for the Cincinnati
game will match the support
fans gave the Pirates for the
contest with Wake Forest two
weeks ago.
"The support from students
last game against Wake Forest
was tremendous and we hope to
have that same environment this
Saturday against Cincinnati
said Money.
"This is another way we hope
to feed off and boost the atmo-
sphere already surrounding our
team at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium
The game marks the first
Conference USA match-up for the
Pirates (0-2) as they take on the
Bearcats (1-2). Kick-off is sched-
uled for 7 p.m. and the gates will
open two hours prior to the start
of the game.
ECU has put up a total of 46 points in their first two games.
Pirates pummel Cherry
Point at home, 20-5
The ECU men's rugby team
won their second game in a row
after last week's game against
UNC was cancelled, beating
Cherry Point 20-5 on Saturday.
The weather was perfect for
rugby as ECU dominated from
the scrum in the early part
of the game, but had to wait
for some time before taking
full control. Mark Borcherding
notched the first points of the
game, scoring a nice penalty from
about 30 yards out to give ECU a
3-0 advantage.
The ECU defense held strong
as Cherry Point piled on the pres-
sure, but missed a penalty. That
was the inspiration ECU needed
as they drove forward in num-
Nice combination play from
Rob Hileman and Dave Zeckman
led to the trie for the free man as
Thomas Francisco scored on his
first ever trie. Borcherding missed
the conversion, giving ECU a,n
8-0 lead.
Later in the game, Michael
Brian dived for his line to claim
a trie and push the lead to 13-0.
The pressure continued as ECU
missed another penalty. Gary
Saunders added one more trie
and Borcherding made the con-
see RUGBY page B4
Michigan's Avant puts team first
(KRT) � Saturday night choir
practice, even after Michigan
football games, is one of them.
Media attention is not. And
catching passes isn't nearly the
priority that winning is.
"It's a team game said Avant
after Saturday's 24-21 victory
against San Diego State.
"I come from a high school
where I caught all the passes.
That's the reason I came to
Michigan - to win. I don't care
how many balls I catch as long
as we win.
"I could have gone
somewhere else and caught all
the passes, but I just want to win
for this team. I don't care how
many passes I catch
Avant caught 47 passes for
772 yards last season and was
voted second team All-Big Ten in
his first year as a starter. He was
an All-Academic choice for the
second straight year.
Michigan has perhaps the
best set of receivers in college
football with Braylon Edwards,
the school's career receiving
leader, joined by Avant and
speedster Steve Breaston.
Avant has only caught five passes
for 57 yards in three games this
season, but his blocking and other
contributions have been big.
"He's a great competitor and
he's unselfish said Michigan
coach Lloyd Carr.
"He's as tough as anybody
I've coached. He plays around the
football and is a great blocker.
"When he came here for
summer camp in high school,
every time I watched him
he was flying around, diving for
balls. He doesn't run a 4.3 (40-
yard dash), but I said to myself,
I want that guy on my team I'm
glad he liked Michigan too
The Wolverines, 2-1
after a Week 2 loss to Notre
Dame, play host to Iowa (2-
1) on Saturday in the Big Ten
opener for both teams. Avant
understands the magnitude of the
Iowa game, but he believes the loss
to Notre Dame might have been
Michigan's most important game,
"It hurt, but it made us
realize we're not as great a team
as we think we are said Avant.
see MICHIGAN page 84

from page B3
"We're going to have to
work for things or we're going
to taste defeat. There's a lot
of season left. In college football
now, anything can happen.
If we're going to lose, it was just
as well to do it early
To say Avant is an unusual
person would be putting
it mildly. The junior wide
receiver has never conformed
to stereotypes. Raised by
his grandmother, Lily Avant, and
his aunt, Shirley Avant, he's
the product of a school that
was a Public League power
in basketball. He sings
tenor in the choir at the True
Worship Church in Detroit,
and is hoping to gain admission
to Michigan's School of Social
Work, a higher priority than an
NFL career.
This summer, Avant
was one of four Michigan
athletes chosen for the NCAA
Leadership Conference.
"They were all impressed
with Jason as a guy who
was really grounded Carr said.
Willie Simpson, his
football and basketball coach
at Carver, persuaded Avant
to go out for football. Like many
Public League athletes, he saw
himself as a basketball player
first. As a junior he averaged
16 points per game for the
Challengers, but he'd caught
54 passes for 890 yards and
15 touchdowns that fall He was
a football player whether he knew
it or not.
PAT not so automatic this year
(KRT) � Extra points are
usually an afterthought in col-
lege football because kickers are
normally automatic. But several
extra point attempts have been
hooked, sliced or blocked this
season, altering a team's national
championship destiny.
The point after is now almost
as treacherous as third-and-long.
"I don't know if they've got
the yips or what's the deal Boise
State coach Dan Hawkins said.
Division I-A kickers con-
nected on 95.3 percent of their
extra point attempts last season,
the best performance since 1990.
By comparison, NFL kickers con-
verted 98.4 percent in 2003.
Overall this season, college
kickers are hitting 94.9 percent
of their extra point attempts,
according to NCAA statistics. If
that figure were to hold up all
year, it would be the second-high-
est total since 90.
Fifty-three out of 1,043
attempts have been missed this
season in Division 1-A. Several
were huge.
Oregon State's Alexis Serna
missed three in the season opener
against LSU, allowing the Tigers
to escape with a win, 22-21, in
overtime. Tennessee missed an
extra point against FJorida on Sat-
urday, but the kicker redeemed
himself with a last-gasp field
goal that gave the Volunteers a
two-point victory. LSU missed
its own extra point last weekend
against Auburn. This time, the
Tigers came up one point short,
losing 10-9.
"When they score, I used to
flip (the channel) Texas coach
Mack Brown said. "Now, I'm
going to stay and watch
Most, if not all, coaches
preach the importance of the
kicking game. Kickers routinely
lead their team In scoring. Most
teams work on extra points for
about five minutes during their
daily two-hour workout.
Fresno State coach Pat Hill
said his team's practices consist
of nine extra point attempts
in a four-minute span. Kick-
ers and other specialists then
work by themselves. Oklaho-
ma's kickers, for example, work
by themselves inside Okla-
homa Memorial Stadium while
the rest of the team practices
on the adjacent grass fields.
Still, several coaches, includ-
ing Brown, said they do not
offer scholarships to high school
kickers. Coaches encourage
kickers to walk on, and then
the player could earn a schol-
arship with his performance.
"We're sure not shy about
using a scholarship if we find the
right one Iowa State coach Dan
McCarney said. The Cyclones,
however, have found most of their
kickers through the walk-on pro-
cess during McCarney's tenure.
Texas kicker Dusty Mangum
of Mesquite was not given a
scholarship until this season, his
senior year. Mangum Is 166-for-
168 on extra points during his
career and has hit 67.7 percent
of his field goals.
Baylor senior Kenny Webb
and Oklahoma junior Trey
DiCarlo of Carrollton also earned
scholarships after walking on.
Sophomore Keith Toogood of
Dallas Christian walked on at
Texas Tech, as did fellow Red Raid-
ers redshirt freshman Alex Trllca.
Other coaches actively recruit
and sign kickers out of high school.
Texas A&M's Todd Pegram
and Oklahoma State's Jason Ricks
earned scholarships as freshmen.
Pegram, a junior, has hit 69.6
percent of his field goals and
missed only four extra points
(73-for-77) during his college
career. Ricks, a freshman, is
16-for-16 on extra points and
has made all three field goal
"If you're going to be a good
football team, you have to be
sound in all phases OSU coach
Les Miles said. "The opportunity
to score points with a field goal or
extra point is imperative
A kicker's mechanics and
ability are just as important as
the snapper and holder doing
their jobs.
"Our special teams coach said
that if you think about it, when
you kick an extra point or a field
goal, three people touch the ball
in 1.2 seconds Fresno State
coach Pat Hill said. "Everything's
got to go just right
But kickers work on more
than their mechanics. Former
Texas Tech kicker Robert Treece
worked with a sports psychologist
to better cope with kicking's ups
and downs - or lefts and rights,
as it were.
Former Cowboys kicker Chris
Boniol, now a private coach living
in Flower Mound, said he also
worked with a sports psychologist
during his pro career. Boniol said
kickers have a tendency to relax
on extra points because they are
relatively easy 19- or 20-yard field
goals. Or they might rush the
kick because of adrenaline.
"When you're intensity
drops, there's a slippage in your
performance Boniol said.
Some Division I-A kickers
haven't had such problems.
Mississippi's Jonathan Nichols,
last year's Lou Groza Award
winner, is 140-for-142 on
extra points. Boise State's Tyler
Jones is 105-for-107.
Kicking extra points must
be mental, West Virginia coach
Rich Rodriguez figures. The
Mountaineers' kicker, Brad
Cooper, is 61-for-63 during his
"1 think it's something from
the neck up with the little guy
that's kicking it Rodriguez
Rligby from page B3
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version score 20-0.
Cherry Point made a late
surge to get a trie, but this was
ECU'S day. There were only 10
minutes played for the B game
due to bad weather, but ECU's
team took that extra period 7-0.
"We only had six veterans and
nine rookies in the starting line up
and the rookies played very well
said Hileman after the game.
"The defense played well and
the rookies had a strong rum out, two
of which scored their first trie today
said Head Coach Larry Babits.
The ECU men's rugby
team will play in a tournament
at Appalachian State in two weeks.
This writer can be contacted at
sports@theeastcarolinian. com.
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