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THURSDAY September 23, 2004
THE EAST CAROLINIAN
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ECU students 'Get a Clue'
Student arrested for underage drinking outside the Cavern
nightclub earlier in the semester.
ALE makes its
presence felt
Students gather in the Wright Plaza for yesterday's Get a Clue event seeking information on various campus organizations.
Information available for
student organizations
KATIE KOKINDA-BALDWIN
ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR
The annual Get a Clue
fair took place yesterday
in the Wright Plaza from
10 a.m. -1:30 p.m. featuring 105
different campus organizations
who marketed their organizations
to Interested students.
"This is an opportunity to
showcase student organizations,
to get information out to students
who want to get involved, who
want to join groups to do volunteer
work said Marianne Cox, office
assistant and chair of the event.
Cox said Get a Clue is an
annual event that has been
successful over the past ten years
in recruiting students to various
campus organizations.
Cox said the goals of the
event are to get information
out to students about the
services offered through the
department in the division of
student life, and to give them
information on thedifferent clubs
and organizations on campus
that they may be interested in.
The event has been successful
over the past several years. Cox
said this year's Get a Clue has had
the highest turnout of organiza-
tions set up.
"It's pretty well attended so
we're pretty excited about that
this year Cox said.
The event has been well
received by the ECU community
with the only concern being the
event may get noisy and hinder
professors who are trying to run
their classes. There were not how-
ever any complaints Cox said.
Cox said they cannot make
groups sign up to participate
and there are several groups
students have shown
interest in that are not set up at
the event.
Students working and
visiting the event showed positive
reactions.
Thomas Doyle, senior politi-
cal science major, who is part
of the student union organi-
zation set up, said the event
is a great way for organizations to
market themselves to
students. Doyle said they
have given away several
hundred cups and t-
shirts supporting their
organization within the
first 30 minutes.
Melissa Venters, senior
health education major and
student worker with ECU's
counseling center, said the
event has been a success,
and they have attracted
several students to their
organization.
"I think it's been very
good, we've had a lot of people
come over and it has been very
informational, especially to
freshmen who do not know
about the organizations of ECU
said Venters.
"There have been lots of
people out here, lots of give
aways and drawings for lots of
free stuff
Venters said each year
there has been more and more
people.
Student attendants also
showed positive reactions.
"It's good) you can find
a lot of the organizations
going on campus that want
to grow and expand said
Danny Stiling, junior, design
and drafting major.
Latrione Brockett,
freshman interested in pursuing
political science also benefitted
from the event. He visited both
the Black Student Union and
Healthy Pirates and is considering
joining the Black Student Union.
"I think it really lets
the students know what's going
on, especially the freshmen,
because I know I didn't know
what was going on at all
said Brockett.
Brandon Buck, junior
child life major said he visited
the Campus Ministry and
several of the Health
Center organizations.
"I think I'm going to try Victory
Campus Ministries out said Buck.
This writer can be contacted at .
news@theeastcarolinian.com.
179 cited, arrested
in special operation
MICHAEL HARRINGTON
STAFF WRITER
The Alcohol Law Enforce-
ment is continuing its service
this year, citing or arresting 179
people in a special operation
during the first weekend of the
fall semester.
The special operation was a
joint effort between the ALE and
the Pitt County ABC meant tocurb
the use of alcohol among minors.
Greg Murphy, the agent of the
ALE of Greenville, said the orga-
nization tries to ensure no one
is killed or injured as a result of
alcohol. By issuing citations and
making arrests, the organization is
sending the message they are
serious about achieving this goal.
Contrary to the belief of many stu-
dents, the ALE has no quotas and
cites people only when necessary.
"That's the first question 1 get
from students when I hand out a
citation downtown said Murphy.
"Believe it or not, 1 can give
out zero citations or I can give out
nine citations
The special operation exposed
a problem area the ALE is going
to address this year.
Jay Smith, supervisor of the
New Bern office of the ALE,
said many of the underage
individuals who received
citations purchased their
alcohol at private parties where
the hosts are not legally allowed
to sell alcohol and several of
those parties were hosted by
fraternities at ECU.
"That, by statute, is illegal
said Smith.
Murphy said the fraternities
were not cited this time, but if
these problems continue the ALE
will cite the fraternities for serv-
ing alcohol without a permit.
Mary Lou Antieau, director
of ECU's center for off-campus
living, was contacted by the
ALE after the special operation
concluded in an attempt to
increase campus awareness of the
problems encountered by the ALE.
Smith said the ALE attempts
to lessen the availability of alco-
hol to minors by working closely
with the bar owners, bounc-
ers and servers in downtown
Greenville to provide them with
assistance and information.
The assistance and informa-
tion comes from the ALE plant-
ing officers at the door with
bouncers, hosting classes for
bar employees that teach them
how to be responsible servers
and having officers patrol the
individual bars.
One of the most common
problems the ALE faces is the use
of fraudulent identifications.
"Getting charged with using
a false identification is a much
bigger deal than being given an
alcohol ticket Smith said.
"You risk a lot when you use
a fake identification
Will Ulmer, a freshman
construction management
major, said the ALE is a necessary
organization, but he felt they
employ tactics that are overly
aggressive.
"It's the right job for the
situation, but they take it way too
seriously said Ulmer.
"They go out of their way to
put you in your place
Ulmer said in his short time
in Greenville, he has already
begun noticing agents working
for the ALE.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian.com.
Kerry slams Bush over
expiration of weapons ban
Claims president caters
to special interests
MICHAEL HARRINGTON
STAFF WRITER
Presidential nominee John
Kerry slammed George Bush
earlier this month for refusing
to step in and ensure the survival
of an assault-weapons ban that
expired recently.
According to The Washington
Post, Kerry accused the president
of caving to the interests of gun
lobbyists in a recent speech.
"George Bush gave police
officers his word that he would
keep the ban said Kerry.
When it came time to extend,
Bush's powerful friends in the
gun lobby asked him to look the
other way. He just couldn't resist
and said 'sure
Bush's press secretary, Scott
McClellan, claimed that Kerry's
remarks were false and were
merely an attempt to attack
the president according to a
report on Whttehouse.gov.
"The best way to deter and
combat violence committed with
guns is to vigorously enforce our
laws said McClellan.
"And this administration has
a strong record of vigorously and
strictly enforcing our laws
The ban was championed in
1994 by former president, Bill Clin-
ton. It prohibited the ownership
and sale of semi-automatic assault
weapons such as Uzis and AK-47s.
Bush said he supports the
ban but he has received criticism
for not putting any pressure on
Congress to renew it.
The republican-led congress
refused to renew the ban and let
it expire after its 10 year term.
Kerry's criticism of Bush came
days after the National Rifle Asso-
ciation spent $400,000 airing ads
attacking Kerry's stances on gun
control.
The NRA is an influential lob-
byist group that spends vast sums
of money to prohibit restric-
tions on gun ownership. Fortune
magazine listed them as the most
powerful lobbyist group in 2002.
Some analysts and Kerry have
claimed that Bush, who professed
support for the ban during the 2000
election, declined to pressure con-
gress because he wanted the full sup-
port of the NRA and other pro-gun
groups in the upcoming election.
Many law enforcement
officials have credited the ban
with reducing violent crime
in the United States, including
Washington's chief of police,
Charles Ramsey according to The
Washington Post.
Ramsey said that prior to the
ban on assault weapons officers
would frequently find them-
selves outgunned by criminals
who were using semi-automatic
weaponry. Once it was passed,
he claimed there had been far
fewer instances where officers
were outmatched.
"They are a threat to the
safety of our dedicated police offi-
cers and the public said Ramsey,
referring to the assault weapons.
A statement released by the
Kerry campaign said Kerry is a
strong supporter of the second
amendment - the right to bear arms
- but that the weapons banned were
not meant for ordinary citizens.
"Kerry supports the second
amendment right to keep and
bear arms, but he also under-
stands that hunters don't need
and don't use AK-47s, but crimi-
nals and terrorists do said Kerry
in a transcript on his Web site.
McClellan said that Bush
has had a clear position of being
against the ban since the 2000
election and that the members
of congress already know how
he stands and conversely Bush
knows how the members of con-
gress stand.
"Congressional leaders have
stated that it's not coming up for
a vote McClellan said, refusing
the notion that Bush could have
used his influence to have the
ban renewed.
Michelle Lonsway, a senior
recreation therapy major, said that
the expiration of the ban was just
one more thing to worry about.
"We have to worry about ter-
rorist attacks outside the country,
now we have to worry about attacks
inside the country said Lonsway.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian. com.
ECU international students meet at the International House for a potlock dinner last Friday.
ECU to expand international,
exchange student programs
Plans to internationalize
university by 2009
KATIE KOKINDA-BALDWIN
ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR
ECU's International and
Exchange Student Programs are
looking to expand over the next
several years, offering additional
students the opportunity to
pursue their majors at interna-
tional universities.
International education
became a priority for many
schools when 911 occurred.
ECU administrators are working
hard to keep the program ahead
of its time. A five-year program,
created by the Ad Hoc Strategic
Planning Committee for Interna-
tional Affairs, includes goals such
as incorporating international
education in ECU's mission state-
ment by May 2005. The commit-
tee looks to increase the number
of students participating in inter-
national swap programs to 300.
Graduate assistant Marie
Chiche, one of eight interna-
tional students from France, is
seeking her master's degree in
international studies at ECU
and appreciates what the oppor-
tunity to study internationally
means to students.
"More people are willing to
hire you if you are adaptable and
willing. If you've completed an
exchange program, you are better,
you have an edge said Chiche.
ECU's faculty and staff work
to welcome international stu-
dents. From the pick-up arranged
to bring the students from the
airport to the school to the
weekly shopping trips planned
to helping keep food on the table,
the students become familiar
and comfortable with ECU and
Greenville. Chiche, who has
been in the United States for
five years.
"In general, I like the way
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Campus News
Voter registration drive
A voter registration drive is
taking place today at Minges
Coliseum pool during the EXSS
1000 swim test. Registration is
available for anyone within the
ECU community.
Silent Social
A silent social is taking place at
Moe's restaurant at Red Banks,
Thursday, Sept. 23, 6:30 p.m.
Everyone is welcome regardless
of sign language experience. A
great opportunity to learn! For
more information contact Disability
Support Services at 328-6799.
College Republicans
The newly reconstituted College
Republicans Is holding an interest
meeting on Friday, Sept. 24 in the
Political Science Library, Brewster
B at 2 p.m.
A free night of Bingo is taking
place Mendenhall Dining Hall,
Friday, Sept. 24 at 9:30 p.m.
Cash prizes. Food! Sponsored by
the SU Spectrum Committee.
Contra Dance
Willis Building: Lesson and
Dance Friday, Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m
- 10:30 p.m. - $3 for students.
Sponsored by the ECU Folk &
Country Dancers. No partner
or previous dance experience
necessary! For more Information
contact Geoclties.com
ecufolkandcountrydancers
contradances.
Arts For Peace Workshop
Wright Auditorium, Friday Sept. 24
10am- 12:30p.mFREE Poetry
MusicDance workshop with
Coleman Barks, David Darling,
Glen Velez, Zuleika. Bring a
friend. Interpreters and translators
provided.
Scuba Diving at Minges
available for students
In a fundraising event by the ECU
Scuba Diving Club, the club is
holding three events at Minges
Coliseum pool on Wednesday,
Sept. 29 and Wednesday, Oct. 13.
Diving will take place in both the
diving well and the lap lane pool.
The events are open to all ECU
students and participants must
sign up three days in advance.
Contact Jason Wright il interested.
jasonlwright@gmall.com
Chamber Music Festival
The Brentano String Quartet
will come to campus for their
second appearance in the
Four Seasons Chamber Music
Festival on Friday, Sept. 24 in
the A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall.
Deaf Apollo Talent Show
Eastern North Carolina School
for the Deaf, Saturday, Sept. 25
at 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Massey Activity
Center, $5 - Performances by
talented Deaf, Deaf-Blind, Hard of
Hearing, Interpreters, Deaf Groups
and Deaf Ministries will take place
at the Eastern North Carolina
School for the Deaf located on
Highway 301 North. For more
Information contact 237-2450
or our ECU Disability Support
Services Office at 328-6799.
Film 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 on Sunday,
Oct. 3 at 3 p.m.
HAIR Production
The American Tribal Live - 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
East Carolina 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 Student Center. Join
us for a challenge or just for fun,
regardless of your level of play.
The Model United Nations
(UN) 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 Ubrary.
News Briefs
LOCAL
NC Art Museum to open on
Tuesdays beginning In October
RALEIGH, NC (AP) - The first Tuesday
in October will mark the first time in
two years that the North Carolina
Museum of Art has been open to the
public on Tuesdays.
The change means the museum will
be open six days a week and also
until 9 p.m. some evenings.
In 2002, the museum was forced to
reduce its number of security positions
due to state budget shortfalls.
As a result, public operating hours
were reduced from 51 per week to
39 per week, effectively closing the
galleries to the public on Tuesdays
and eliminating evening hours.
The new hours come at a fortunate
time as the museum opens one
of the largest and most significant
exhibitions since the popular Rodin
exhibition in 2000.
"Matisse, Picasso and the School
of Paris: Masterpieces from The
Baltimore Museum of Art" opens Oct.
10 and continues through Jan. 16,2005.
"With one of the greatest exhibitions
in the Southeast on the way,
we're anticipating record crowds
said museum director Lawrence
J. Wheeler. "Now we'll be able to
accommodate visitors on Tuesdays
and on certain evenings
Next month, the museum's hours
are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through
Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday. The museum will be open
until 9 p.m. the third Friday of every
month through December 2004.
The museum will remain closed to
the public on Mondays.
NC teacher pleads guilty to
selling drugs to student
GRAHAM, NC - A former high-school
girl's basketball coach pleaded guilty
Monday to selling drugs to a student
on school grounds.
Heather Renee Sweat-Melancon, 23,
admitted to a total of eight counts
carrying a maximum prison sentence
of more than 50 years. Prosecutors
agreed to consolidate the charges
and to dismiss other charges related
to a search of her mobile home.
The charges include selling drugs
to a 15-year-old and possession of
cocaine. Sentencing is scheduled
for Oct. 5, and Sweat-Melancon
will get a minimum prison term of
38 to 80 months.
Her husband, John Mark Melancon, 27,
pleaded guilty Monday to trafficking
cocaine. He will be sentenced
to 35 to 42 months In prison and
a $50,000 fine.
Two students told school
administrators Feb. 24 that they
believed Sweat-Melancon, who
also teaches physical education,
gave cocaine to a 15-year-old
female student at Graham High
School. Administrators later found a
small bag of cocaine in the student's
purse, Bass said.
A search of Sweat-Melancon's home
turned up 45 grams of cocaine.
An affidavit submitted with the search
warrant Included other allegations of
Sweat-Melancon snorting cocaine
with the student in her office
and her mobile home.
Administrators put Sweat-Melancon
on paid suspension when she was
arrested and fired her in April.
NATIONAL
Rosa Parks has dementia, can't
testify, her lawyer tells Judge
DETROrT (AP) - Civil rights pioneer
Rosa Parks has dementia and should
not be forced to answer questions in
her lawsuit over a rap song named
for her, her doctor has told a federal
magistrate.
Parks, 91, rarely has been seen in
public since 2001, when she cancelled
a meeting with President Bush.
Her lawyers said this summer that
she has been in frail health, but
Monday's court filing is the first public
description of her health problems.
Parks lawyer Gregory Reed confirmed
that she has dementia, or severe
mental impairment.
"It comes and goes Reed said.
He said Parks is well cared for and
receives care at her Detroit home.
Parks' lawsuit says that the 1998 song
"Rosa Parks" by OutKast violated her
publicity and trademark rights and
defamed her. It also says that OutKast
and record company BMG exploited
her name for commercial purposes.
OutKast has been dismissed as a
defendant.
Lawyers for the defense have asked to
interview Parks to explain her claims
that she suffered emotional and
mental distress because of the song.
In an Aug. 16 letter, Steinberg's
lawyer said the doctor believes Parks
"cannot testify or participate in any
court proceeding" and referred to six
pages of supporting medical records,
Including three medical visits by
Parks in 2002 and late 2003.
Parks was 42 when she refused
to give up her seat on a city bus
in Montgomery, Ala in 1955. She
was jailed and fined $14. Her arrest
triggered a 381-day boycott of the
bi is system organized by a then little-
known minister, the Rev. Martin Luther
King Jr. She became known as "the
mother of the civil rights movement
Walking might keep mind
sharp, ward off Alzheimer's
CHICAGO (AP) - The health benefits
of regular walking may include
helping prevent mental decline and
Alzheimer's disease, research in
patients aged 70 and up has found,
bolstering evidence that exercise
needn't be strenuous to be good foryou.
There's plenty of evidence that mental
exercise, such as crossword puzzles
and reading, may reduce Alzheimer's
risks, but previous studies on brain
benefits from physical exercise had
conflicting results.
The new findings, contained in two
studies, clarify how much exercise
might be beneficial and are good
news for older people who want to
avoid mental decline but "don't like
doing all that awful, sweaty stuff
said Bill Thies, vice president for
medical and scientific affairs of the
Alzheimer's Association.
This just says, 'Go for a walk" and
bolsters evidence that what's good for
the heart may be good for the brain,
said Thies, who was not involved in
the research.
"Keep eating your veggies, too"
could be another mantra, according
to a Dutch study, showing that
Europeans ages 70 to 90 who ate a
Mediterranean-style diet rich in fruits,
vegetables, fish and olive oil had a 23
percent lower risk of death during a
10-year follow-up than those with less
healthy eating habits.
WORLD
Lebanon: Suspects In attempted
bombing of Italian and Ukrainian
embassies had al-Qalda links
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - Terror
suspects arrested for allegedly
planning to bomb the Italian
and Ukrainian embassies and
assassinate Western embassy
staff in Beirut were affiliated with
Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida
network, Lebanese security officials
said Wednesday.
Interior Minister Elias Murr identified
the leaders of the plot as Ahmed
Salim Mlkati and Ismail Mohammed
al-Khatib, both Lebanese, and said
eight Lebanese and Palestinian
accomplices were arrested.
Khatib "is an al-Qalda operative
His role was to recruit fundamentalist
youth to carry out operations
against coalition forces in Iraq Murr
said at a news conference.
Prosecutor General Adnan Addoum
said both men "had links to al-Qaida
the militant Muslim network that has
sworn enmity to the West.
The group planned simultaneous
bombings of the Italian and Ukrainian
embassies and a few Lebanese
"security and judicial targetsMurr said.
He said the group was also
planning to assassinate employees
working in Western embassies in
Lebanon.
The ministry earlier said the group's
unnamed leader has confessed to
planning and preparing to send a
car packed with 660 pounds of TNT
to blow up the Italian Embassy in
downtown Beirut.
Most members of the terrorist
network, "which had links and
received funding from some
extremist cells in Europe
were arrested Tuesday, it said
without elaborating.
Italy has about 3,000 troops in Iraq
and Ukraine has about 1,600.
The Italian news agency ANSA
had first reported the foiled
plot late Tuesday.
U.S. soldier killed In attack on
patrol In eastern Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - An
American soldier was killed in
an attack on a patrol In eastern
Afghanistan, the U.S. military said
Wednesday, the third U.S. service
member to die in the country this week
American spokesman Maj. Scott
Nelson said the soldier was killed on
Monday in Khost province, close to
the Pakistani border, but said he had
no further details.
The military already announced the
death oftwo U.S. soldiers on Monday
in neighboring Paktlka province, and
said Wednesday that they were killed
by mortar Are.
The soldiers were conducting a
search operation when 'a large force
of anti-coalition militants was able
to launch an attack" with mortars,
Nelson said. Six Afghan soldiers were
also injured.
The U.Sled force called in A-10
ground attack aircraft and a B-1
bomber, which dropped two 500-
pound bombs on the attackers.
"At least nine of them were killed,
probably more Nelson said.
All in all, USled troops clashed with
militants in eight separate locations
on Monday, he said. A total of 14
American troops were Injured and
one Afghan soldier was listed as
missing, he said.
The military already reported that two
of the Americans were wounded by a
roadside bomb. They were being taken
to Germany for treatment for "non-life-
threatening" injuries, Nelson said.
The wave of attacks suggest that
militants are stepping up their
operations in the run-up to Oct. 9
presidential elections, the first national
vote since the fall of the Taliban.
According to the U.S. Defense
Department, about 140 U.S. military
personnel have died during Operation
Enduring Freedom, launched
after the Sept. 11,2001, attacks in the
United States.
About 100 have died in and around
Afghanistan, and more than 50 have
died in action.
Teleflex Medical produces
vital surgical equipment
Instrument maker Thomas Hill inspects an appliers machine at Teleflex Medical in Durham, NC.
DURHAM, NC (AP)�Teleflex
Medical makes some of the staples
of the surgical device industry.
Employees at the company's
Durham site manufacture devices
that hold hearts in place for car-
diac bypass surgery, devices that
help surgeons remove veins from
patients' legs and, yes, staples and
clips by the millions.
Developing technology
that makes surgeons more effi-
cient and reduces the trauma
for patients is "the No. 1 chal-
lenge, the Holy Grail said Matt
Jennings, general manager of
the surgical division, which is
based in Durham. "Everyone's
always looking for that device
and that procedure
Teleflex Medical has more
than 400 employees in the Bull
City working in sales and market-
ing, product development, manu-
facturing and North American
distribution, he said. The busi-
ness also has other manufactur-
ing locations around the world.
Its parent company, Tele-
flex Inc is a global supplier
of products for the aerospace,
automotive, marine, industrial
and medical markets, with sales
of about $2 billion last year and
21,000 employees worldwide.
Teleflex's medical division,
which had revenue of $535
million in 2003, is divided into
surgical, medical anesthesia and
original equipment manufactur-
ing groups. About 65 percent of
the surgery business's products
are geared toward cardiac sur-
gery, Jennings said, while the
rest are split between general
and endoscopic surgeries and the
orthopedic spine, ear, nose and
throat specialties.
Teleflex's products are
designed as complete systems,
Jennings said, which can be
as simple as a color-coded clip
that closes blood vessels and
the scissor-like instrument
used to apply the clip, simply
called an appller.
The company also bundles
a number of different types of
products in a more complex
system for coronary bypass sur-
gery. They include a device that
stabilizes a patient's heart for
coronary bypass surgery, devices
that allow surgeons to remove
the replacement leg or arm veins
with a minimum number and
size of incisions, a device that
punches a hole in the aorta for
the vein to be connected and a
suctioning system that drains the
fluid that accumulates around
the heart after surgery.
The names of the surgical
division's brands - Beere, Week,
Pilling, Deknatel and KMedic
- once identified the compa-
nies that developed them. Now
they're ail sold under the Tele-
flex umbrella. Week Closure
Systems, which Teleflex acquired
1993, operated fairly inde-
pendently in Durham until
recently, when its parent com-
pany began implementing a more
centralized organization.
The Durham plant still
concentrates on Week's origi-
nal specialty: permanent
medical implants such as clips
and staples, as well as the corre-
sponding stainless steel appliers.
Workers at the facility also
assemble some of
Teleflex's devices used in cardiac
bypass surgery.
As a result, much of the
Durham factory looks more like
an advanced machining shop
than a sterile laboratory as work-
ers shape and polish stainless steel
blanks, called forgings, to make
precise medical instruments.
The appliers enter the facility
as rough blanks that are made
by a supplier. They look similar
to half of a pair of scissors, but
they have only a handle and a
blunt end.
oarder patrol activity remains active in the western part
of the United States.
Immigration, a steady
continuous concern
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) � A
government crackdown on illegal
immigration in southern Arizona
will continue beyond Sept. 30,
the day the initiative was sup-
posed to wrap up, a top Homeland
Security official said Tuesday.
Some agents, prosecutors
and helicopters that had been
transferred to Arizona for the
crackdown will remain perma-
nently, said Asa Uutchinson,
undersecretary for border and
transportation security.
The buildup, which began in
March, aimed at clamping down
on the soaring numbers of illegal
immigrants brought into Arizona
by smugglers from Mexico.
The action has resulted in
more than 351,700 apprehen-
sions of illegal immigrants on the
Arizona border, compared with
about 225,000 during the same
period in the 2003 fiscal year,
Hutchinson said.
"I'm not here today saying
we've fixed a problem. I'm saying
that we've made progress on a
problem, and we're devoting
resources and a great deal of
attention and effort to it he said.
The initiative included an
additional 200 seasoned Border
Patrol agents permanently reas-
signed to the agency's Tucson
sector, which in recent years
has become the nation's bus-
iest region for illegal border
crossings from Mexico.
More than 2,100 agents
are now assigned to the sector,
which covers all the Arizona-
Mexico border except an area
around Yuma, sector Chief
Michael Nicley said.
The government will also
briefly extend a voluntary pro-
gram that offered free flights to
the Mexican interior for illegal
immigrants caught while cross-
ing the border into Arizona.
Since July 12, some 12,000
people have been flown to Mexico
City and Guadalajara. More than
half were volunteers, and the
rest were deemed at physical risk
if they tried to cross the desert
again, Nicley said.
"Initial Indications are that
it was a successful program, but
we want to evaluate it further
Hutchinson said.
He said he would like to see
the repatriation program contin-
ued and made mandatory, but
that would have to be negotiated
with the Mexican government.





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AMANDA Q. UNGERFELT Editor in Chief
THURSDAY September 23, 2004
Our View
In regard to the Presidential Election coming
up, something that just turns us off about both
candidates are certain campaign tactics being
used.
We turn on the television to any news station,
and see Bush or Kerry ranting on and on about
how the opposing party's plans will lead the
nation down the wrong path in an attempt to
gain support for their campaign.
This does not hold true for just this current
upcoming election, but all past presidential or
state governor elections that we can recall.
This common strategy - the bashing and
presenting a strictly one-sided negative report
on all the failures of their opponents - comes
off to us as just a bunch of immature childish
fighting.
There is always going to be a certain group of
people or organization that the president was
not able to distribute funding or resources to.
There are so many groups of people in our
present day society with various different needs
and requests. It is impossible for any one presi-
dent or leader to be able to completely address
all of the needs of each group. To expect any
one person to be able to single handedly take
care of all of the nation's or state's problems
is unrealistic.
Respectful criticism is disappearing in our
nation. Stating what a leader has been success-
ful in accomplishing and then going on with
how they could have acted a bit differently in
accomplishing their goals, gives people a more
clear view of each side's attempt to solve a par-
ticular problem, then allows the person to make
a choice based on the information given.
If the leader, or potential leader, is successful
in accurately portraying the reality of the issues
they are concentrating on, and presenting what
they feel would make the best solution, we feel
that would be more likely to give the particular
candidate support instead of slamming the
opponent with his failures.
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does nothing for the general public but give
them trivial issues to focus on. It does not
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needed in being able to establish their own
understanding on the issues. Instead, it merely
forcefully draws attention to a campaign through
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Conversational taboos restrain free speech
Politics, religion get bad rap
PETER KALAJIAN
STAFF WRITER
Why is it that the two most fasci-
nating topics in the entire pantheon
of human experience are also the two
most taboo? There is no better way
to get a good read on an individual's
values and personality than a nice,
hearty discussion about politics or
religion, but for most people, the very
mention of either topic amidst normal
conversation is like a dagger through
the heart. The cultural mores held over
from the Age of Puritanism are nothing
more than chains, shackling the minds
and natural rebelliousness of, most
specifically, our nation's youth.
As a child, I was what you might
call precocious. At least that's what
my mother called it. I'm sure others
referred to my proclivity for dissen-
sion as obnoxious, or inappropriate, or
whatever, but not my parents. I grew up
in a household where I was absolutely
encouraged to question everything,
especially if it seemed wrong to me.
So when my grandparents began
the long and arduous process of indoc-
trinating me into their chosen religion
(coincidentally one of the most strict
and regimented faiths in the world,
Eastern Orthodox Christianity), natu-
rally, 1 began asking questions. I asked
what the Priest was talking about. No
answer. I asked why I should believe the
things that he said and not the science
teachers who were telling me some-
thing entirely different. No answer. I
asked if I had a choice in the matter, but
they had an answer for that one: NO!
So, at a very young age, 11 years
old if memory serves, 1 made a promise
to myself that I would not unques-
tioningly follow anything, especially
organized religion. For all of the huge,
eternal answers that religion is sup-
posed to provide, what we are, where
we're going, why we are here, it seemed
that a young boy with more questions
than answers would simply not be
tolerated.
It was very frustrating at the time,
but I came to find out the answers
later, and here they are: There is no
answer. I came to realize that the
religious authorities who I assumed
would have answers to these questions
did not even know themselves, so how
could they indulge the imagination of
a young boy who saw the inconsisten-
cies in Christian doctrine and wanted
to know more.
From that moment forward, I took
every opportunity 1 could to question
religious authority, for better or for
worse. As you would expect, more often
than not, 1 got a disapproving look or
was told that 1 should "read my Bible
Well, I tiave. My religious crusade for
truth and understanding continues to
this day. Naturally, anyone with some
insight should write in to the paper or
e-mail me. I implore you.
As for politics, I think there is no
greater subject about which to converse
in this world. Politics affects the lives
of every American, and for that matter,
most of the humans living on this
Earth, but most people strive to avoid
its discussion whenever possible. They
feel uncomfortable when someone
brings up politics, as if they were just
asked their yearly wage or bra size by a
complete stranger.
If you are not interested in politics
(a phenomenon which to this day I do
not understand), that's absolutely fine.
You are not required or even expected
to participate in political dialogue, but
don't get offended when someone else
chooses to let their opinion be known.
Extremely faithful religious people have
no problem testifying on the greatness
and purity of Jesus Christ, but many
of these same people find it socially
inappropriate to mention politics. Well,
folks, we call that hypocrisy.
1 cannot convey the number of
hateful and condescending e-mails
I receive (this article, no doubt, will
increase that number exponentially)
chastising me for voicing my opinion
on issues which I feel everyone, at least
everyone of college age, should be con-
cerned with. How many beers one was
able to consume or the wildness of a
weekend party matters little. Politics
and religion are the forces which drive
our world, and I for one am sick and
tired of suspicious looks and religious
high-mindedness whenever I try to
glean some new information through
natural, human conversation.
If anyone would like to discuss
either of these issues, please, write in,
stop me on campus or compose an
article of your own.
I would really like to hear what you
have to say
In My Opinion
Rappers, wrestlers do all they can do mobilze voters
political process, and make it clear
they have a genuine role in it, will the
trend lines reverse for good. Only if
we address the structural reasons that
young people don't vote can we begin
to count on them to infuse our democ-
racy with the ideas and idealism for
which young Americans have always
been prized.
Voting in the United States in 2004
is still subject to a dizzying hodgepodge
of local and state regulation that can be
difficult to navigate, especially for the
first time. If this nation really wanted
to eliminate the barriers that have kept
eligible citizens, particularly young
ones, from the polls, we would build on
the best practices of the states.
For instance, a handful of states
have laws allowing voters to register
on Election Day - which is known
to increase voter turnout in
general and especially among the young.
Whether going off to college, moving
for a job, or in the military, young
people change residences far more than
older Americans. But unless you live in
Minnesota, Idaho, Maine, New
Hampshire, Wisconsin or Wyoming,
this sensible same-day option is
not allowed. (North Dakota has no reg-
istration at all.) Politicians aren't going
to mess with the status quo; it's up
to the rest of us in the remaining
43 states to push for meaningful
reform.
(KRT) � The first time I heard
about the latest project of Smackdown
Your Vote! was about a year ago, at the
monthly gathering of a coalition of
youth-vote activists in Washington.
An official of World Wrestling Enter-
tainment announced to the group his
company's new collaboration with hip-
hop artists to mobilize "Two Million
More in 2004
Wrestlers and rappers joining to
promote something as conventional
and old-fashioned as voting - was this
for real?
In the year since, popular culture
has embraced the imperative of youth
voting with a passion and a panache
that have surprised even some jaded
students of electoral politics. From the
Christian right to the irreverent left,
nonprofit organizations and commer-
cial enterprises have decided it is way
cool to help young people fill out voter
registration cards and get to the polls
on Election Day.
The MTV Video Music Awards last
month contained a steady drumbeat of
exhortations, complete with personal
messages from the Bush and Kerry
daughters, trolling for votes for their
fathers. P. Diddy Combs sports a "Vote
pr Die t-shirt on his Citizen Change
Web site. Rock the Vote is partnering
with the 7-Eleven chain for a "big
gulp" of democracy through in-store
registration.
And when Urban Outfitters started
peddling a T-shirt that said "Voting
Is for Old People it created such an
outcry that the offending garment was
yanked from stores.
The sheer closeness of this race, the
stark contrast between the presidential
candidates, and the massive hunt for
new and undecided voters have focused
attention on 18- to 24-year-olds as
never before.
So here's the problem. The decline
in youth voting - a stubborn, 30-year
trend unlike any in American electoral
history - will not be arrested by yet
another slick marketing campaign.
Welcome though these attempts at con-
sciousness-raising are, if voting turns
into another commodity to be hawked
and sold, then this unique and essential
tool of citizenship may be discarded as
quickly as last year's sneakers.
Young people aren't staying home
on Election Day in record num-
bers simply because they are lazy or
apathetic, or because the hottest
celebrity hasn't asked them to vote.
Powerful social and political trends
have conspired to keep them from
the polls, to make other forms of
civic engagement more gratifying and
rewarding, and to make voting feel like
a meaningless exercise in a distant and
often dirty political system they don't
understand or much like.
Onlv if we welcome them into the
Pirate Rant
Why do guys have highlights
in their hair? When did being a
metrosexual become cool? I miss
the days of grunge.
Why is it whenever you decide
you don't want to be bothered or
just want to go to sleep, every-
body and their grandmother
calls? Not only do they call, but
when you explain that you were
about to go to sleep they continue
with their conversation like you
haven't said anything.
People that choose to drive
on campus need to read up on
the rules for a four-way stop
sign. No one truly stops, and no,
a rolling stop is not stopping at
the stop sign.
This is how you get credibility
in journalism - write what people
want you to write. This is how
you lose credibility in journalism
- tell the truth.
1 just love taking the Pirates
Cove bus to and from campus,
all the while having streams of
leaking water from the ceiling air
conditioning units pour down on
all of the passengers. If this was
what I wanted, I'd make sure to
ride top down in a convertible to
campus on rainy days so I could
get the same great experience.
The people who work at
Mendenhall Dining Hall are the
nicest people on campus. They
always ask, "How are you?" and
wish you an excellent dining
experience. Maybe the hospital-
ity will rub off on the students.
I am so glad that my tuition
pays to bring quality movies
like Fahrenheit 911 to campus. I
didn't realize when 1 signed the
check over to ECU that I would
be contributing to promoting
propaganda and lies.
Why are girls wearing snow-
boots with short skirts in 90
degree weather? Just because
Jessica Simpson does it, doesn't
mean it's right.
Why is it that so many guys
are walking around now with
popped collars? Maybe it used
to be cool, maybe it still is. But if
you ask me and the other half of
the campus that refuses to do it, it
looks terrible and reminds me of
characters like Justin Timberlake
or The Artist Formerly Known as
Prince, if you get my drift.
Editor's Note: The Pirate Rant is
an anonymous way for students and
staff in the ECU community to voice
their opinions. Submissions can be
submitted anonymously online at
www.theeastcarolinian.com, or e-
mailed to editor&theeastcarolinian.
com. The editor reserves the right
to edit opinions for content and
brevity.
Letter to
the Editor
Dear Editor,
College women from across
NC and SC gathered in Chapel
Hill this past weekend for a cause.
Women from ECU, University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
UNC Greensboro, UNC Wilm-
ington, UNC Charlotte, North
Carolina Central University,
University of South Carolina and
the College of Charleston (there
were to be more, but people
from western North Carolina
schools had hurricane prob-
lems) came together for Planned
Parenthood and were trained
to be campus leaders. 1 was one
of those women. We learned
how to teach others about their
reproductive rights and in the
process, got almost 400 people
to sign a petition for mandatory
comprehensive sex education
in the public schools of North
Carolina. We care about the
health of others and we worked
this weekend to try to get teens
the information they need to
save their lives. I want to work
on this campus to teach people,
especially women, about their
reproductive rights, and when
those rights are in danger. This is
why I am trying to set up a chap-
ter of VOX (Voices for Planned
Parenthood) on the ECU campus.
There are chapters of VOX across
this nation's college campuses
and I am offering it to you. If you
are interested in joining, e-mail
me at ams0602(shotmail.com.
Ashley Sherrod
ECU Student





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Baron may have contributed to death
Historians claim this plot in the Thomasville City Cemetery is the
only American cemetary with Union and Confederate soldiers.
Historians suspect
unusual burial sites
THOMASVILLE, NC (AP)
� This is a place you have to
look for.
It's not Gettysburg, Antietam
or even Durham's Bennett Place,
historic sites ringed by mini-
vans and SUVs, complete with
costumed re-enactors and stores
peddling postcards, T-shirts and
ghost tours.
But the little grass plot and
low stone markers in the middle
of Thomasville's city cemetery
has a big claim: Local historians
believe that it's the only place in
the country where Confederate
and Union soldiers were buried
side by side in orderly graves.
Some national Civil War
scholars say that it is too difficult
to prove that the plot is unique.
But they acknowledge that
It is unusual to have a place
where enemies are buried next
to each other.
It's one reason why Chris
Watford, a high-school history
teacher and local historian, has
nominated Thomasville and its
cemetery to be included on the
state's Civil War Trail system.
The historic routes wind through
Virginia, Maryland and North
Carolina and attract tourists
interested more in history than
amusement parks or beaches.
It's also one of the last physi-
cal remains of Thomasville's role
in the war.
In 1865, Thomasville was 13
years old, born from a railroad
depot. The railroad brought
stores and factories and churches
along new city streets. It brought
death and sickness, too, and
Confederate surgeon Simon
Baruch was ordered to Thomas-
ville that year to open hospitals
to treat the wounded from the
retreating Southern army and
Union soldiers from faraway
battlefields.
Two churches and a tobacco
warehouse became hospitals,
Watford says. In the spring of
186S, several hundred men
wounded in the battles of
Averasboro and Bentonville in
eastern North Carolina would
pass through them. In the next
months, about 30 died and
were buried in the young city's
cemetery.
The war ended. The hospitals
closed.
In 1908, a minister from
Macon, Ga appealed to South-
ern veterans for money to mark
the graves.
"Some of the sick and
wounded soldiers were carried to
Thomasville, NC, and the Baptist
church building was turned into
a hospital, where faithful and
patriotic women ministered to
them in their sufferings, wiped
the death damp from their
brows, and tenderly laid their
bodies to rest in the little cem-
etery hard by the Rev. William
Rich wrote in the October 1908
issue of Confederate Veteran.
Rich didn't note anything
remarkable about the list of dead
buried in Thomasville that fol-
lowed: B.H. Badge, of Co. D, 2nd
North Carolina Regiment, near
D.D. Starmin, "a young Federal
prisoner next to a C. Lane, of
the 10th Illinois Regiment.
Most died in the hospital. A
few may have died of smallpox,
and one North Carolina corporal
1 buried there was killed in action
along the Potomac in 1864.
There are at least two Union
soldiers buried in the plot. Sev-
eral other names on Rich's list
do not indicate the dead soldier's
home state.
But these arrangements, Tar-
heels laid next to Yankees in
marked graves, would have been
highly unusual during what
some still call the War Between
the States.
At least 10 Confederates were
accidentally mixed in with Union
dead buried in the National
Cemetery at Gettysburg, accord-
ing to Gettysburg College's Civil
War Institute.
Whether the Thomasville
plot was a gesture of reconcilia-
tion or merely a convenient burial
site near the hospitals is unan-
swered. "That's the mystery to
me as a researcher Watford said.
Leah Wood Jewett, the direc-
tor of the United States Civil War
Center at Louisiana State Univer-
sity, said that whatever the reason,
the important thing is that Thom-
asville acknowledges the plot
now. "That's almost as impor-
tant as if they were buried that
way in the first place she said.
Markers were eventually
placed over some of the graves,
each engraved with the soldier's
name, but not his affiliation,
rank or even his state - also
unusual, Watford said, given
that soldiers in Gettysburg were
separated by state.
In 199S, the local United
Daughters of the Confederacy
placed a larger monument not far
away, "dedicated to the men of
the blue and the gray" to honor
both armies.
A former Marine, Paul Mitch-
ell, likes to see it that way when
he visits. Now a lawyer, Thom-
asville's solicitor, an amateur
historian and a member of the
Davidson County Civil War
Round Table, Mitchell is also an
impromptu tour guide of the site.
To him, country comes first,
he said, as he stood among the
dark-gray markers last week.
Weed trimmers whined behind
him, tidying up more modern
graves: headstones of Thomas-
ville's dead, put there by rela-
tives; graves with less mystery.
Mitchell said that he also
likes to think that early Thom-
asville residents had the decency
to nurse both their enemies and
their own soldiers back to health,
and then had the heart to treat
them equally in death, too. "You
can stand (here) and think,
'There's a boy from Michigan,
and his parents never knew what
happened to him Mitchell said.
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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) � His-
tory books say that The Red
Baron, the legendary World War
I German flying ace, was shot out
of the sky and died in April 1918.
But new research suggests that
his death spiral may have begun
nine months earlier.
A University of Missouri at
Columbia researcher and his Ohio
collaborator argue a severe injury
to Manfred von Richthofen's
brain during an earlier aerial con-
frontation figured in his death.
"He was a very reserved
character all his life, but he
is described as much more
immature after the injury, and we
have found that is common with
this type of brain injury Mis-
souri's Daniel Orme said Tuesday.
During his final, fatal dog-
fight, von Richthofen was seen
pursuing a fleeing plane across
enemy fire in an uncharacteristic
display of "target fixation The
pursuit broke Richthofen's own
rule to "never obstinately stay
with an opponent said Orme.
Orme collaborated with
fellow neuropsychologist Tom
Hyatt of Cincinnati for a fresh
take on what led to the Red
Baron's death on April 21, 1918,
when he was shot through the
chest and crashed.
They focused on a July
6, 1917, incident in which
von Richthofen was flying
head-on toward an enemy plane's
machine gunner at a distance
where he was sure he couldn't
be hit. "Suddenly something
struck me in the head
he recalled. A bullet creased
Richthofen's scalp, leaving a
four-inch scar that never com-
pletely healed.
After that, von Richthofen,
the son of Prussian nobility
who would have glowered at
a soldier's unbuttoned tunic,
began exhibiting odd behavior,
such as laying his head on a
Berlin restaurant table to publicly
display the open head wound to
a friend's mother.
His mother, Baroness von
Richthofen, wrote that after the
injury, "something painful lay
'round the eyes and temples" of
her son.
"I found Manfred changed
the high spirits, the play-
fulness, were lacking in his
character - he was taciturn, almost
unapproachable - even his
words seemed to come from an
unknown distance she wrote.
After subsequent flights,
Richthofen had to lie down to
fight off nausea and severe head-
aches. Richthofen wrote: "I am
in wretched spirits after every
aerial combat but that is surely
one of the consequences of my
head wound
Hyatt was watching a
documentary about the Red
Baron, and became fascinated
with the head injury. "The
film clearly showed him in
hospital with a large head bandage,
and to me, it began explaining
his later behavior that led to his
death he said.
Orme and Hyatt began
sifting journals, medical records
and books about the Red Baron's
symptoms in the months before
his death. Their findings are
to be published this fall in the
international journal Human
Factors and Aerospace Safety.
For Orme and Hyatt, research
on the Red Baron's case fit a
shared professional specialty.
Both are retired from the Air
Force, where their duties included
studying whether brain-injured
pilots should be allowed back
into the air.
"We have evaluated
many head-injured patients,
and the description of the Red
Baron's actions and behavior
are just classic for what is called
post-concussive syndrome
Orme said.
"In combat, the environment
is very austere and the individual
has to act quickly and make
critical decisions, and he just lost
the capacity to incorporate all
that data quickly and make solid
judgments. He didn't have the
mental flexibility to realize he
shouldn't pursue that plane
There is still debate
about who fired the shot that
fatally pierced Richthofen's chest
- an Australian artillery crew on
the ground, or a Canadian flier,
Roy Brown.
British hostage pleads Blair for his life
British prime minister addresses
Muslim Council of Britian.
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) � A vid-
eotape posted on Islamic Web
site Wednesday showed a man
identifying himself as British
hostage Kenneth Bigley pleading
for British Prime Minister Tony
Blair to help save his life.
"To Mr. Blair, my name is Ken
Bigley, from Liverpool the blind-
folded man said in the videotape.
"I think this is possibly my
last chance the speaker said in
the grainy video. "I don't want
to die. I don't deserve
"Please, please release the
female prisoners that are held in
Iraqi prisons the speaker said.
"Please help them. I need you
to help me Mr. Blair because you
are the only person now on God's
Earth that I can speak to. Please,
please help me see my wife, who
cannot go on without me
Tawhid and Jihad, the
militant group led by Jordanian
terror mastermind Abu Musab
al-Zarqawi, has threatened to kill
Bigley unless Iraqi women held
in U.S. custody are released. The
group has already killed two
American hostages it kidnapped
along with the 62-year-old
Bigley from their Baghdad
residence last week.
The group has not set a
deadline for Bigley's slaying, and
it did not issue such pleading
videos in the cases of the two
slain American hostages. It was
not known if the new video was
connected to reports Wednesday
that one female prisoner might be
freed - reports that were quickly
quashed by the United States and
Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi.
Hopes of Bigley's family
- some of whom have asked
Blair to try to meet the militants'
demands - were raised when a
senior Iraqi official said it had
been decided to free on bail one
of the two Iraqi women the U.S.
military says its holding.
But the United States and
Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi
afterward said the women would
not be released imminently and
underlined that there were no
negotiations with hostage-takers.
British Foreign Secretary Jack
Straw also appeared to hold out
little hope on Wednesday.
"We continue to do every-
thing we can to secure Kenneth
Bigley's safe release, but it would
be idle to pretend that there's a
great deal of hope Straw told
reporters in New York, where he
is attending the United Nations
General Assembly.
"We cannot get into a situ-
ation, and I believe the family
understands this, where we start
bargaining with terrorists and kid-
nappers Straw said. "Because if we
were to, we would not make Iraq
or anywhere else safer. We would
make everywhere much less safe
After making public a
video of the slaying of the first
American - 52-year-old Eugene
Armstrong - on Monday, Tawhid
and Jihad set a 24-hour deadline
for its demands to be met or the
next hostage would be killed.
When the deadline past, it
announced in a Web posting
that the second American, Jack
Hensley, 48, was killed. No video
of the slaying has surfaced since,
though Hensley's decapitated
body was found Wednesday.
Before Allawi and the United
States ruled out any immediate
release of the women, Bigley's
brother Paul on Wednesday recorded
a message for the Arabic TV station
Al-Jazeera, urging the kidnappers
to release his brother in response
to the woman's expected release.
He told the British
Broadcasting Corp. he hoped
the hostage takers would
show a sense of decency.
"They need to see it on
television, they need to see females
walking free he said. "Hopefully
they will pick this up on the media
and show that they have a gram of
decency in them by releasing Ken
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Programs
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ECU takes care of their interna-
tional students. The program is
still developing, but people walk
you through those first steps and
help you adapt to the new envi-
ronment Chiche said.
Part of the developments
include expanding ECU'S link-
ages with international universi-
ties and working to increase the
number of ECU students partici-
pating in those opportunities.
Bill Mallet, international
student advisor for the office of
international programs came to
ECU in July of 2003.
"One of the things that
attracted me to this institution
and these offices was their mis-
sion to help internationalize
ECU said Mallet.
"A lot of students with the
American World Partners Group
have never been out of this state
or region. ECU has a number of
activities that let domestic stu-
dents on campus know there are
other things to do and places to
explore and encourages them to
take advantage of them
Such activities include a Cul-
tural Day, which occurs several
times a month. Each event is
devoted to a different country,
with the students studying at
ECU from that country in charge
of the activities. An annual
pumpkin-carving contest allows
students to enjoy a truly Ameri-
can tradition.
Most of the students coming
to ECU from abroad are from
Europe and other countries such
as Japan, Belize, Costa Rica and
Argentina.
Study abroad options at ECU
are also increasing, along with
the number of students partici-
pating. Twenty-eight students are
currently taking classes at ECU
through the study-abroad pro-
gram, and 21 of ECU'S students
are working abroad to earn cred-
its toward their degree.
Several misconceptions about
study abroad programs exist,
keeping students from participat-
ing. Many students do not real-
ize they do not have to know a
foreign language to participate in
a study abroad program and there
are several English-speaking pro-
grams available for students to
take part in. Two other common
factors keeping students from
pursuing study abroad programs
are financial reasons and the fear
of being put behind in attaining
their degree.
� With the 1SEP and UNC-EP
program at ECU, also the bi-lat-
eral exchange programs between
ECU and other universities, stu-
dents can travel abroad for the
cost of ECU'S tuition and are still
eligible for all of the financial aid
they would receive if they took
class at ECU. Credits earned
while studying abroad can be
transferred to ECU as the equiva-
lent to the class that would have
been required at ECU.
Sarah Stevenson, assistant
director for study abroad, said
she understands the foundation
of the myths but encourages
students to see past them.
"Talk to exchange students
on campus. I can tell you about
the opportunities that are avail-
able, but these students can tell
you what it's like to be a student
there, what the university life is
like there said Stevenson.
"I'd really like students
to see this office as an
opportunity for them
Stevenson said it is possible
to study abroad and graduate
in four years while paying the
normal ECU tuition.
ECU is anticipating positive
results toward their five-year
plan to internationalize and
diversify the university.
International student enroll-
ment at ECU in 2001-2002 was
189 out of 22,000 students,
making up less than one percent
of the student population com-
pared to Wichita State University
in Kansas, which had a total
enrollment of 14,854 students
with 1,493 international stu-
dents making up 10.1 percent of
its student body.
While ECU's goal of 300
international students by
2005 is an ambitious goal, it
is not unattainable.
Representing 54 different
countries, with 29 students from
China and 30 from India, ECU
has made significant progress
as far as international student
enrollment is concerned. There
are 91 international undergradu-
ate students and 107 graduate
students currently studying at
ECU.
A five-year plan presented
last April puts ECU on the map
with other universities that
are striving to implement the
growing need to prioritize
international education
and increase the number of
international students
studying at ECU.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcorolinian. com.
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campus departments including Student Professional
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Tuesday, September 28 & Wednesday, September 29:
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Announcements:
The MM Concert: A Turning
Night of Stars
13th century poetry, music and
dance
8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, Wright
Auditorium
Tickets: 1-800-ECU-ARTS
Two free tickets with valid
student ID
Freeboot Friday
Includes food and live
entertainment
5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24,
Uptown Greenville
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Contact: 329-4200
Healthy Hints:
Don't forget to take a multi-
vitamin everyday. Being in college,
working and socializing doesn't
leave much time for eating right.
Taking a multi-vitamin helps
increase your chance of getting
all the nutrients your body needs
every day.
If you suffer from severe headaches
or migraines, try to decrease your
salt intake. Decreased sodium
and increased water in the diet
helps to decrease the severity
or likelihood of migrainessevere
headaches.
Females who are using oral
contraceptives and smoking
have an increased risk of heart
attacks, blood clots, stroke, liver
cancer and gallbladder disease.
There have been documented
cases of females as young as 16
who smoke and are using oral
contraceptives that have died
from strokes. More info at: www.
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Males are at risk for testicular
cancer from age 15. Perform
checks for anything unusual
monthly to ensure safety. Report
anything out of the ordinary to a
health care professional.
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Apricot-Pineapple-
Strawberry Fruit Smoothie
(Serves 1)
14 cup crushed pineapple
1 fresh apricot, diced
6 strawberries
12 banana
1 12 cup water
1 tbsp. skim milk powder
1 heaping tbsp. high-quality
protein powder (optional)
1 tsp. flax seed oil (optional)
Sweet and Spicy Spring Rolls
Ingredients:
6 8-inch round rice paper
wraps
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
1 to 2 teaspoons wasabi paste
1 teaspoon lime juice
3 tablespoons light mayonnaise
dressing or salad dressing
2 cups packaged shredded
broccoli (broccoli slaw mix)
12 of a 10-12-ounce
package extra-firm tofu, drained
and chopped (about 1 cup)
14 cup flaked coconut
6 romaine lettuce leaves
1 cup sliced mango
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 14 teaspoon crushed red
pepper
Directions:
1. Carefully dip each rice paper in
water; place between damp paper
towels or clean, damp cotton
towels. Let stand 10 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, combine the ginger,
wasabi paste, and 1 teaspoon
lime juice in a small bowl. Stir in
mayonnaise dressing or salad
dressing.
3. Toss together the shredded
broccoli, tofu and coconut in
a large mixing bowl. Add
mayonnaise mixture; toss to
coat.
4. Line each rice paper with a
lettuce leaf. Spoon slaw mixture
atop. Add several mango slices.
Wrap rice paper around broccoli
mixture, folding ends in as you
roll up wrap. In a small bowl stir
together soy sauce, 1 tablespoon
lime juice, and crushed red
pepper. Serve with Dipping Sauce.
Makes 6 spring rolls
Nutritional facts per serving:
calories: 174, total fat: 7g, saturated
fat: 2g, monounsaturated fat:
2g, cholesterol: 32mg, sodium:
234mg, carbohydrate: 22g, total
sugar: 6g, fiber: 3g, protein:
7g,vitamin C: 70, calcium:
5, iron: 8
Customizing trucks and SUVs at ECU
What's hot, what's not
in truckSUV world
CAROLYN SCANDURA
ASSISTANT FEATURES EDITOR
Since Ford created its Model T
in 1908, the world of sport utili-
ties and trucks has been thriving.
People are judged by what kind of
vehicle they drive. Some people
have no interest in their car; it
is just a machine that gets them
from point A to point B. Some
people see their car as a status
symbol. Though status can mean
many different things, most of
the time when people refer to
their car as a symbol of status,
it is a car that the "Average Joe"
could not fathom spending that
much money on. In the world of
pop-stars and billionaires, trucks
and sport utility vehicles have
not been left in the dust.
When talking about trucks
and sport utility vehicles,
there are many categories
these machines can be broken
down into. In college, people
who have hobbies involving
automobiles often pour their heart
and soul into their passion. People
own these vehicles for all sorts
of reasons. Learning the basics
is the first key to understand-
ing the trend of customizing a
truck or SUV.
The American Heritage Dic-
tionary defines the word truck
to mean, "Any of various heavy
motor vehicles designed for carry-
ing or pulling loads In layman's
terms, a truck has four wheels,
a cab and a bed for cargo. Some
people have trucks because their
job involves hauling supplies of
some sort. Other people own
trucks to go hunting or off-road-
ing with. Some trucks are meant
purely for looks with customiza-
tion such as extreme engine
modification, modified suspen-
sions and complex paint themes.
No matter what the purpose of
the truck, generally speaking,
their owners love them.
What about the ever popu-
lar sport utility vehicle? There
is quite a bit of history behind
this diverse group of vehicles. In
the year 1939, the United States
Military found that motorcycles
and the Ford Model-T were not
suiting their needs any longer.
They invited 135 different car
companies to compete for a
contract to build new vehicles
for military use. This is how the
Jeep was born. The "GP later
pronounced and spelled Jeep won
the contest. In 1945, the Civilian
Jeep, or CJ, was born and remains
a legend to this day. Many other
companies have created spin-off
vehicles based upon the concept
that Jeep seemed to have per-
fected so many years ago.
Looking around Greenville,
though a rather small city,
examples of trucks and SUVs
are everywhere. There are many
students at ECU who have a truck
or SUV. Some of them use the
vehicle as just an ordinary mode
of transportation, but others are
filled with love when they talk
about, take care of or customize
their vehicle.
Roger Green's Dodge Dakota SLT is just one of many examples of hot trucks in Greenville.
Roger Green, a junior at ECU
has a silver Dodge Dakota SLT. A
picture of what the truck looked
like originally is a far cry from
the feel of the vehicle today.
Green has a full faced billet grill,
after-market valance and billet
insert, diamond cut headlights,
cowl hood, euro tail lights,
shaved tailgate handle, molded
in rollpan, ground-force lowering
kit, Gibson full cat-back exhaust
and 20 inch chrome wheels.
Along with all of these exterior
modifications, Green also has a
custom stereo inside the cab of
the truck. With a license plate
that says "lHot SLT there are no
other words to describe this truck.
Roommates, Chad Eirich and
Vance Rosenow, both have Jeeps.
When asked why they decided to
drive the vehicles they do, their
answers differed. Eirich, who has
a blue Jeep Cherokee, said the size
and safety greatly influenced his
decision to drive a Jeep. From the
outside, his Jeep seems stock,
only with the addition of privacy
glass. Once inside, the music
speaks for itself, or at least his
upgraded stereo system does.
' Vance Rosenow, who has
a yellow Jeep Wrangler, chose
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Customized cars
in hot pursuit
z Honda Civics like this one are not only unique, they are pricy.
Transportation on campus revolves around the ECU Student Transit Authority.
Campus transportation woes
ECU Student Transit
Authority rules roads
TOMEKA STEELE
STAFF WRITER
Getting from one place
to another on campus can
be a synch or down right
difficult. The ECU Student Transit
Authority began in 1969 and now
offers seven on-campus bus routes
and eight off campus bus routes
to aid students, faculty and staff.
There are mixed opinions on the
efficiency of the transit system
within the ECU community.
The ECU Student Transit
Authority has provided a list
of things to remember when
planning a bus riding experience.
These things are to: arrive at your
stop early to allow for traffic
conditions, don't stand or sit in
front of the doors; don't stick
body parts out the window; place
trash in the wastebasket; don't
eat, smoke or drink on the bus;
stay clear of moving buses; buses
only stop at designated stops;
board quickly to avoid delays and
lastly, ECU transit reserves the
right to refuse service for a cause.
Many of the rules or "things
to remember" are broken on a
daily basis, which may contrib-
ute to the small problems of the
transit system. A small tidbit
many riders don't know is that
the ECU transit has a Lost and
Found center where items left on
the bus will be held for 10 days.
"The transportation on
campus is very helpful most of
the time. However, there are
always the small things, like
when you have to catch the bus
from main campus to Minges
and you usually end up being
late said Semeria Byner, junior
athletic training major.
Although there are small
things that can be improved
with regards to the ECU Transit
System most students are grate-
ful for the buses and the drivers.
With today's gas prices being at
an all time high more students,
especially commuter students,
are taking advantage of the
transit system provided to the
ECU community.
"Bus transportation has
improved a great deal at ECU
since my freshman year. 1 am glad
that the routes have expanded
to include more off-campus
housing and that the busiest
routes, such as Campus Shuttle,
have added buses to make the
wait time shorter for students.
The bus transportation greatly
reduces traffic and not to mention
saves us students a little money
said Gloria Nieves, senior
sociology major.
The ECU Transit System
not only goes to campus and
apartment housing complexes,
the BLUE bus goes to Colonial
Mall, Wal-Mart, Best Buy and
Lowes Food. This, no doubt,
makes it much easier for the
students who don't own vehicles.
There are a few drawbacks
to the ECU Transit System
though. The ECU Student Transit
Authority reserves the right to
change any route or schedule
without notice. If this unusual
situation does ever occur it
could be bad news for students'
dependent on that particular bus.
Many of the commuter
students typically drive to
campus and park in the
commuter lots and wait for either
the Minges Park and Ride or the
Allied Health Park and Ride. This
creates a problem during peak
morning hours of operation and
lunch time hours.
"1 believe we need more buses
especially in the morning time
when a lot of students are in the
commuter lot. The majority of
the time I park at Minges and take
the commuter shuttle. Sometimes
I have to wait for the fourth bus
before 1 can get on because it's
so packed and I'm always late for
my class and 1 arrive on campus
thirty minutes prior to my
class said Dave Bautista, senior
exercise physiology major.
The ECU population is
generally pleased with the ECU
Student Transit Authority. Many
students have suggestions for
improving the ECU Transit
System. Most students agree that
it would be helpful If the transit
route map along with scheduled
times were posted at the bus stops.
Many students suggested that
buses not sit at the library so long
during transitions. Students are
also concerned with safety on the
buses. At peak hours the buses
are over filled and people are
basically standing on top of one
another. Having the buses spread
out evenly at their different des-
ignated stops may help to allevi-
ate this issue of crowdedness.
"I've been an ECU transit bus
driver since June and I think we
are doing pretty good, efficiency
wise. Sometimes we are under-
manned but for the most part
we get the job done said David
Bryson, ECU transit bus driver.
Overall, students appreci-
ate all the ECU Student Transit
Authority does to make life at
ECU just a little bit easier.
This writer can be contacted at
features@theeastcarolinian.com.
Import industry is
booming in USA
ANGEL GONZALEZ
STAFF WRITER
There is always something
exciting about seeing a car that
resembles something close to
one that is mass-produced but
has certain unique qualities to
it. Almost everywhere people go
there are these types of cars.
According to Popular
Stereotype, "the drivers of these
cars are young adults and
teenagers with a lack of respect,
a sense of speed and rebellious
stylism that just beckons them to
be known as show-offs
Is that really the truth? Do
people who customize cars
do it for the look? Or perhaps
they do it for the social status.
Maybe they just do it because it is
something they enjoy doing.
Many students at ECU
have some form of a custom-
ized vehicle, whether it be a
turbo-charged engine or just
neon lights on the bottom of the
car to attract attention.
Whatever the case, these
cars represent an ever-continu-
ing cultural phenomenon for
i nd i vidua I ism . W hy do
people drive custom-
ized cars in the first place?
"I'm addicted to speed a nd I'm
an excellent driver. Making it go
faster just made sense says John
Flanagan, a sophomore at ECU.
Similarly, Jeff Hall, another
sophomore stated, "Guys love
cars, especially really fast ones.
It's a huge adrenaline rush to
drive fast
So what is it that makes
people love fast cars? Or more
importantly, as expensive of a
hobby as customizing cars are
how do they even afford it?
"Well, I work a job and
develop the cars slowly. You spend
money when you have some said
Rob Keehner, a senior at ECU.
Some people don't work as
hard to get what they want.
"I come from a financially
decent family, and have been
tuckyl with my investments
in the past few years. I also
don't spend my money on most
typical, aftermarket parts
Keehner said
What are some typical
aftermarket parts? The latest
trends point to quick bolt-on
parts such as cold-air intakes and
rumbling exhaust systems. The
appearance of decals and stickers
make cars more visually appealing.
So what does driving a
customized import vehicle
feel like? None of the drivers
commented on that, however,
anyone can just imagine what it
would feel like sitting in one of
those leather-clad racing seats,
revving the engine of a 375 hp
monster, hearing the roar of
the muffler from the inside,
holding the sheer power of the
shifter in your hand, wondering
whether or not to punch it on the
millisecond you put it into first,
very well knowing the force
of gravity will push you so far
back into your seat that when
you are finally able to stop
the car on your own free will
(providing that you'll even want
to) when you get out of the car,
you'll notice the imprint of your
body pushing into the back of the
seat. The sheer pleasure of driving
95mph down the highway feeling
like you can outrun anybody is
enough to admit driving a car
never felt so good.
That dramatization is all fine
and dandy, but while driving fast
can be very exhilarating, it can
also be very dangerous. Local and
state law enforcement are always
on the lookout for speeders no
doubt, and students driving
customized carsareoften the target
for high speed tickets and fines.
More often than not, police
and state troopers often overlook
"normal" cars for customized
"souped-up" cars for the fact
they have a higher tendency
to show off their speed on the
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9-23-04
Parking creates many headaches at ECU
Towing is big problem
both on, off campus
LAUREN ANDREWS
STAFF WRITEF1
It is obvious to anyone that
has lived in Greenville that park-
ing on and around campus is a
problem. In August, Greenville
is bombarded with faculty, staff
and the 19,000 plus on-campus
students enrolled this fall, all
trying to find a parking space.
Since that kind of space isn't
available on campus or its sur-
rounding areas, ECU and the City
of Greenville are forced to tow.
Either you or someone you
know has received a parking
citation or had their car towed.
And they probably weren't happy
about it. However, the ECU
Department of Parking and
Transportation have to enforce
towing to control the parking
situation as much as they can.
"Greenville doesn't have a
parking problem, there's just not
parking where people want it
said Mike VanDerven, the direc-
tor of parking and transportation.
"There is actually plenty of
parking around downtown and
surrounding areas that is unde-
rutilized
ECU has developed a system
of zoned parking areas to allot
ample parking for faculty, staff
and students. Permits are avail-
able for these lots but some stu-
dents are confused about where
they can park with theirs.
"Every entrance to every lot
has signs clearly posted describ-
ing which permits are allowed
to park there, but some people
choose to ignore them VanDer-
ven said.
Parking and transportation
monitors the lots for illegal
parking. Citations are issued to
those vehicles in violation of the
ordinance. After three citations is
when the towing begins.
The system is computerized
and the permit is then looked up
to double-check its status. Then
one of five tow companies is
called to remove the vehicle.
"We don't like to tow vehi-
cles. It actually costs us money
to tow people. We try to give
people enough warning before
we resort to that. So you really
have to be trying to get towed
here VanDerven said.
However, some people just
don't know about these regula-
tions, or care. In an effort to
inform and forewarn people,
the City of Greenville distrib-
utes information to Greenville
residents. A brochure on the city
laws is given to all Greenville
property owners. Renters may
have noticed a door hanger that
was given out at the beginning
of the year.
The city also sends people
every year to orientation to
explain the parking laws for
parents and students. Yet almost
200 people have already been
towed since the beginning of the
school year.
Many of these are students
trying to park closer to campus
because they are afraid to park
in the freshman parking lot.
However, the freshman parking
lot has proven to be the safest
lot. Not one student has been
accosted or any car broken into.
Transportation Services is con-
stantly making improvements to
keep it that way.
Most of the towing actually
happens around campus.
"The neighborhoods sur-
rounding campus have such
narrow streets. We have to tow
in order to keep things safe for
everyone said Carl Rees, the
Neighborhood Services Coordi-
nator for the City of Greenville.
Regulation requires that you
Tow trucks are a common and unpleasant sight in Greenville.
park at least 10 feet away from a
driveway, 30 feet from an inter-
section and within 12 inches
from a curb.
The biggest problem for a
student with getting towed is the
outrageous price. Having to pay
this amount in cash makes you
wonder who is regulating these
companies. The City of Greenville
meets with the towing companies
to settle on a reasonable market
price. The companies are allowed
to fluctuate from the $70 price
in order to compete with others.
And if you are towed through the
city there is a $20 cost recovery
fee. However, if you are towed
through a private company there
is no way to regulate them. Busi-
nesses and apartment complexes
often have agreements with tow
companies that allow them to
patrol at anytime and tow any
violators. So even if you just run
inside for a second they could be
sitting around the corner watch-
ing you and tow you within the
two minutes that you are inside.
The company that does the
majority of towingaround ECU was
unavailable to reach for comment.
So what can you do to avoid
being a towing victim? ECU offers
five different parking passes that
are available to purchase all year
long and range from $25 to $288.
If the permit you want is sold out
or just isn't close enough for you
there are other options available.
You can either fight for one of the
parallel spots around campus or
you can buy a leased parking spot.
Numerous companies not affili-
ated with ECU offer leased park-
ing on 10th Street and surround-
ing areas. The prices for these
spots range from $200 to $500.
If you are left to fend for one
of the spots around campus make
sure you give yourself enough
time to find a spot and survey the
area for signs and yellow curbs.
It's worth the extra minutes to
avoid the high cost of towing.
For more information you
can go to the Transportation Ser-
vices Web site at www.ecu.edu
parking. Several tools related to
vehicle registration and citations
are available onestop.ecu.edu.
This writer can be contacted at
features@theeastcarolinian.com.
Save a life - or a few seconds speed
from page A7
era
BIKE ROUTE
Though Greenville has designated bike lanes, drivers often do not adhere to bike lane signs.
Bicycle safety
AMANDA W1NAR
STAFF WRITER
, When you are driving in your
car and see a bike rider ahead of
you, what do you do? Do you
get mad they are on the road?
Are you afraid you might hit
them? Or maybe you don't take
the time to even notice them at
all. Whatever the reason may
be, it has become increasingly
challenging for cyclists to ride
safely on the roads today.
Lack of safety should not
even be an issue on today's roads
since cyclists have a lawful right
to be there. According to the U.S.
Transportation Guidelines, bicy-
cles areaform of transportation just
like cars, trucks and motorcycles.
Dan Stiling, cycling team
director at ECU noted, "Drivers
see cyclists as road obstacles, but
that is where bicycles belong
bicycles are vehicles
Although Stilingiscorrect, many
motorists just don't see it that way.
"People purposely come close
to you because they are annoyed
they have to slow down for those
two or three seconds said Lu
Livermon.
Livermon is an avid bike rider
in Pitt County and father of Lucas
Livermon. Lucas's girlfriend, Lar-
issa Molles, was recently hit and
killed by a motorist while bike
riding in the Pitt County area.
The entire Livermon family
has suffered a great loss from
this tragedy and recently
increased their efforts to make
everyone aware that "cyclist verses
motorist" dangers still exist today.
Livermon said one reason
there is a problem on the roads
today is because both motorists
and inexperienced bike riders are
being careless and unpredictable.
Motorists do not pay enough
attention to bike riders on the road
and many bike riders don't pay
attention to the rules of the road.
One of the most abused
yet important laws some
cyclists ignore is wearing a
helmet. This law does not only
protect the professional and
competitive cyclists, but also
prevents students from getting
injured, many of which ride their
bikes to and from class.
Unfortunately, Stiling
said most of the students he
sees riding around the ECU
campus on bikes aren't wearing
helmets.
"You're supposed to wear
helmets. Even though it's the law,
it's not enforced. I know it's hard
to ride from class to class with a
helmet on, but it's a safe habit.
Helmets have saved my life and I
know others who have been killed
because they failed to wear one
Livermon pointed out, "If you
are sitting upright on your bike,
just sitting, and fall, you will hit
the ground at about 9mph. Did
you know that it takes a little more
than 8mph to crack your skull?"
Many people who ride their
bikes around the Greenville
area fail to realize that helmets,
although not classified as "being
cool can ultimately save your
life in the long run.
Livermon added that wearing a
helmet is just as important as wear-
ing a seat belt, something all cyclists
should take under consideration.
Yet many students zip in and
out of traffic on their way to class
without a helmet on their head.
Many still hop onto the sidewalks,
dodge traffic lights and break
countless other cycling rules.
This performance by bike
riders who either do not know
the rules or just fail to follow
them is another reason motorists
may get angry or frustrated when
they see a bike on the road. Many
motorists endanger their lives
and the lives of cyclists through
this frustration and refusal to
accept the cyclist's right to ride.
Rick Offerman, member of
East Carolina Velo, a local bike
club, said, "I've ridden here
enough to have had my share of
run-ins with motorists who are
obviously unhappy that 1 am
riding in front of them and they
let me know it by passing me on
blind curves, in no-passing zones
and into oncoming traffic with a
variety of colorful comments and
gestures directed to me
It is not uncommon for cyclists
to be confronted with angry
motorists. Bonnie Mani, Ph.D of
the ECU Political Science Depart-
ment is also a member of the local
bike club and constantly rides
throughout Pitt County. She
was run off the road a few weeks
ago when a truck pulled directly
in front of her riding group. The
driver slammed on his brakes,
pushing the entire group off the
road. Mani said the driver did
this all because he wanted to let
them know he didn't think bikes
should be allowed on the road.
In a similar situation, Liver-
mon said he has heard of angry
motorists driving straight toward
people on bikes, and even wit-
nessed a motorist jump out of
their vehicle with a hatchet in
their hand to chase after a cyclist.
The only way motorists and
cyclists can both share the road
safely is by finding a common
ground. Cyclists by law are
allowed to be there and motor-
ists are not going to be able to
change that.
Many people may not know
it, but the advocacy efforts from
the cyclist organization, "The
League of American Wheelmen
led to the first paved roads in the
United Sates. If cyclists helped
create the paved roads, isn't it fair
they have the right to use them?
In order to prevent future
cycling tragedies from happen-
ing, motorists need to be more
aware and cautious when they are
passing a bike. Cyclists are not
without fault however, since they
need to follow the local biking
rules without cutting corners and
wear a helmet at all times.
By each group doing their
part, and maybe getting some
extra bike lanes from the city,
Greenville could become a safer
and more efficient place for both
motorists and cyclists.
It's just something people In
the Greenville area need to keep
in mind. Or as Lu Livermon put
It, "Would you rather save a life
or a few seconds?"
This writer can be contacted at
features@theeastcarolinian.com.
road and they can get fined a
pretty penny.
The media seems to
take advantage of the
situation at hand and make
loads of cash off of the young
performance-driver by
making movies such as The
Fast and the Furious (2001,
Universal) and videogames such as
Need for Speed: Underground (2003,
Electronic Arts) and SRS Racing.
"Movies definitely brought
car customization into the lime
light. I have been interested in
g cars and modifying them since
8 11999. It just sucks to be stereo-
typed by movies, imitations and
� video games. All I want to) do is
go fast the end Flanagan said.
This writer can be contacted at
features@theeastcarolinian.com.
Trucks
from page A7
to get his Jeep because of the
options it opened up to him
while driving.
He can drive on or off road,
with the top on or off, doors or
no doors. Vance's Jeep has a small
suspension lift, mud tires and
tinted windows.
"It adds a lot more to a vehicle
when it can go on and off road,
there are more options which
makes driving more fun said
Rosenow.
Greenville has many ways
for the truck or SUV enthusiast
to stay busy. If it is off roading
that is an appeal, the Southern
Off Road 4WD Association has
memberships available to anyone
with or without a 4x4 vehicle.
Members can choose to ride along
with someone who has four wheel
drive or bring their own SUV.
Although it is located in
Concord, The Uwharrie National
Forest Is a great place to off road,
with miles of trails.
The North Carolina
Krawlers, a 4x4 Club right
here In Greenville, has many
scheduled off road events
for the 4x4 enthusiast. The
Krawlers have many pictures of
their adventures at The Uwharrie
National Forest on their Web-
site at www.nckrawlers.com.
If it is extra information
about trucks or performance
parts for trucks that you are after,
Greenville has options available
to you too.
Street Performance, a
division of Overtons, Is a
directory of companies that sell
parts for trucks and SUVs. Their
directory includes everything
from trailer hitch accessories to
winches. Visit www.overtons.
com for more information about
Street Performance's directory.
This writer can be contacted at
features@theeastcarolinian.com.
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American Muscle Cars:
What is all the noise about?
Loud domestic cars
that are eye catching
KYLE BILLINGS
STAFF WRITER
How often have you heard
a distinctive rumble go by, only
to look and see a sporty Chevy
Camaro or the taillights of a Ford
Mustang? While some are content
with the safety and security of a
Civic or Camry, a following is built
around the aura that is American
muscle. And while the hay days of
the 1960s and 1970s are over, the
passion for speed remains the
same, whether it be in a 1973
Barracuda, or a 2004 Mustang
GT. Students at ECU can be
seen driving the fastest cars
Detroit (main American
distributor) can and have
produced. Torque, horsepower,
time elapsed from Zero to 60;
what's the attraction? While the
majority of students do not drive
such cars, many of them wish they
did. In a survey conducted among
students around campus, 87 per-
cent of them cited their "dream
car" to be a muscle car, with
particularly high marks going
to Chevy Corvettes and Dodge
Vipers.
The ultimate compliment to
any car is having the biggest or
fastest. Many students here at
ECU are opting for the latter.
What's faster, a 1992 Mustang
GT or the same year Camaro SS?
Why would someone want to
divulge well-earned money into
maintaining and improving a
vehicle? Is getting from point A
to point B not enough?
I asked senior Dominic
Mancuso, a political science
maor and sports car enthusiast
to perhaps give an explanation of
the craze. I asked what he found
most interesting in muscle cars,
particularly his 1991 Mustang LX.
He stated "no other cars in
the world sound like them, the
all out power and torque of a V8
muscle car, they just push you
back in your seat
He also says he loves work-
ing on his car, perhaps spend-
ing 5-10 hours a week on it. He
even mentioned a quote he liked
online, which perhaps illustrates
the passion many drivers feel,
"Welcome to a celebration of an
era when the number of cubic
inches was more important than
Around town and at car shows, Ford Mustangs like this one
will always catch your eyes and ears.
the number of cup holders, and
quarter mile times meant more
than inches of ground clear-
ance His ideal car: a "1970
Chevelle SS 454 LS6 with a four
speed on the floor, blue with
white racing stripes
For the lay person
typically unknowledgeable of
the fast car specifics, what sort of
accessories might a person add to
their hot rod, and what would be
the most important acquisition?
Given ideal situations, AKA a
bottomless pocketbook, what
did ECU students say they would
do to customize their cars? For
students like sophomore Mike
Keating, owner of a 1995
Mustang Cobra, working
since freshman year of high
school has been the cost of
enjoying a hobby.
Improvements to their cars
afforded various responses such
as a supercharger, a Ram air
intake system and a heads
cam package. Of all students
surveyed, nearly all of them
agreed that performance
outweighed appearance. This
performance includes increased
horsepower and torque,
what makes an engine really
giddy-up. Studies have shown
student drivers between the ages
of 16 and 24 account for about 7
percent of the driving commu-
nity, but also make up more than
14 percent of all accidents. Does
this accrued level of performance
make younger drivers more
willing to forgo traffic laws?
Freshman Matt Harrell
(owner of a classic 1969 Pontiac
GTO) states, "The temptation is
always there, its just the amount
of personal restraint you have,
plus how much money you're
willing to spend on tickets
The interest in fast cars and
fast driving isn't limited to the
streets of G-Vegas. Fast cars have
been part of the cultural fabric
for many years, with exam-
ples existing in video games,
movies and television. One of the
most successful video games of
all-time, Grand Theft Auto,
spawned three sequels with a
fourth coming out soon. The
success of movies like The Fast
and the Furious and Gone in 60
Seconds depict this fascination
with speed. Predecessors of
the pacing rage in Hollywood
include flicks like Smokey and
the Bandit with the famous 1977
Pontiac Firebird TransAm and
the reckless "Dukes of Hazzard"
with the legendary General Lee.
Certainly mainstream
America has embraced the
culture that is living life in the fast
lane. Some of the most popular
magazines include those of
Chevy High Performance, 5.0,
Corvette Enthusiast, Hot Rod,
Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords,
and the esquire of periodicals:
Car and Driver.
If any of this sparked any
interest, you'll find countless
drivers who would love to expose
their thoughts on their cars
throughout campus. For a more
in depth look at the true muscle
of the street, you might need to
check out a car show. Raleigh,
only a short car ride away, has
two main auto shows in the near
future. The Raleigh Auto Show
lasts from Feb. 24 - 27, and The
North Carolina International
Auto Show is on display from
Feb. 19 - 22 at the Raleigh Con-
vention Center.
?Best's Review; Jun2004, Vol.
105 Issue 2, p68, l2p
This writer can be contacted at
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THURSDAY September 23, 2004
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59 Tall tale
60 Hebrides isle
61 Saturate
62 Tax deferral
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923 at 8pm in Wright
Auditorium!
FREE Student Tickets:
RUMI CONCERT
Wednesday, September 22 - Social Justice Institute: Speaker
(Topic: "What Have We Come To? Wars Between the Genera-
tions"), 7:30pm, Murphy Center. FREE for ECU Students. Tickets
available at the ECU Central Ticket Office. Sponsored by the
Ledonia Wright Cultural CenterOffice of Intercultural Affairs.
Thursday, September 23 - The Rumi Conceit A Turning Night
of Stars with Coleman Barks (internationally renown poet and
translator of Rumi), David Darling (cello), Glen Velez (percussion)
Zuleika (dance), 8:00pm, Wright Auditorium. Free for ECU stu-
dents wOne Card$5.00 for ECU facultystaff$10.00 public.
�Friday, September 24 - Arts for Peace: PoetryMusicDance
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For Rent
Walk to Campus and Downtownl
$375 a month I 2 Bedroom Duplex.
Located at 113 Holly St. Available Now!
Call 355-5150 Adam Whitley-Sebti
Three bedroom duplex for rent
near ECU. Available immediately.
Rent $561 - Call 752-6276.
1 & 2 bedroom apartments, walking
distance to campus, WD conn
pets OK no weight limit, free
water and sewer. Call today for
security deposit special- 758-1921.
Sub-Lease Wesley Commons South
one bedroom, pets accepted, on
ECU bus route, water and sewer
included. $380.00, available
ASAP, contact Tiffany 757-3970.
Walk to campus, 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, 116B
N. Meade St. Hardwood floors, ceiling
fans, all kitchen appl. included, washer
dryer, attic space and shed. Nice size
frontback yard. $675.00month.
first month free rent. Call 341-4608.
One, two, three and four bedroom houses
and apartments all within four blocks of
campus. Pet friendly, fenced yards. Short
term leases available. Call 830-9502.
Above BW-3. Apartment for rent. 3
bedroom 1 bath. Water and trash
included. Call 252-725-5458 or 329-
8738.
Close to campus available now! 136 North
Library- 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, $875.122
North Eastern- 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, $850.
Duplexes on Stancil- 3 bedrooms, 1 bath,
$585, first month free. 252-758-9009.
Chocowinity Veterinary Hospital is
looking for a responsible student to live
RENT f REE in an efficiency apartment.
We prefer interest in animal science
or health field. Great opportunity for
Pre-Vet! Call for details (252)946-9000.
Pinebrook Apt. 758-4015- 1 & 2
BR apts, dishwasher, CD, central
air & heat, pool, ECU bus line, high
speed internet available, 9 or 12
month leases. Pets allowed. Rent
includes water, sewer, St cable.
3 BR1 BA House- 305 S. Library
Street, WD included, front porch
wswing, storage house, short term
lease, rent negotiable. 252-758-1440.
12 Block off 5th, 1 bdrm- washer
& dryer included- call 321-4712.
2109 East 4th St. 3 bedrooms,
2.5 baths, very clean, dishwasher,
fridge, wd hookup. $900
month, no pets. Please 353-8606.
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Gateway Computer for sale. Pentium
4 processor, 1.8Ghz, 128 MB RAM,
40 GB hard drive, CD-ROMCD-RW,
Microsoft Windows, XP Home Edition.
Price $900. Please call 252-258-2287.
Services
Bahamas Spring Break Celebrity Cruise!
5 days from $279! Includes Meals, Port
Taxes, Exclusive Beach Parties with 20
of Your favorite TV Celebrities as seen
on the Real World, Road Rules, Bachelor!
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Spring Break! Cancun, Acapulco,
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Help Wanted
Aquatic Instructor Needed: Lifestyles
fitness Center in Washington, NC is
looking for an instructor. Call udy van
Dorp for more info. (252)975-4236.
Christy's Euro pub is now hiring
cooks for evening shifts. Bring
resume or apply in person at
Christy's Euro Pub between 2-5pm.
food Delivery Drivers wanted for
Restaurant Runners. Part time positions
100-200week. Perfect for college
student Some lunch time (11a-2p)
M-f and weekend availability required.
2-way radioes allow you to be anywhere
in Greenville when not on a delivery.
Reliable transportation a must. Call 756-
5527 between 2-5 only. Sorry Greenville
residents only & no dorm students,
fast paced, growing company
seeks energetic telemarketers
appointment setters. Excellent verbal
skills a must, flexible schedules.
Opportunity for quick advancement.
Call after 1pm M-f: (252)355-0210.
Baby Sitter needed for much-loved 1
year old boy. Temporary, part time.
No smoking, no television. Must have
experience with babies. If you can
work mornings and have excellent
references, call 355-4454 EVENINGS.
Area High school seeking field hockey
officials for late afternoon games.
No experience necessary but hockey
background helpful. If interested, call
Lydia Rotondo at (252)329-8080.
Inbound Call Center Agents Needed.
Must type 30 wpm, excellent verbal
and written skills required. Hiring for
mornings, evenings and weekends,
fax or e-mail resume to 353-7125 or
wpcallcenter@hotmail.com to apply.
"Mother's helper" needed for childcare
plus light housework. Long-term job,
great pay, pleasant family, somewhat
flexible schedule. Experience, references,
reliable car, GPAabove2.75, non-smoker.
Please call 329-0101, leave message.
Mystery Shoppers Needed! Earn
while you shop! Call Now Toll
free 1-800-467-4422 EXT. 13400.
5 motivated People Needed. Work
from Home. Earn $500 to $5000 per
month. 252-566-5502 or Toll free
888-211-5281. www.252dreams.com
Will Trade free horseback riding in
exchange for stable help. Experienced
riders only. Call 756-5784 after 6pm.
Gymnastic teachers needed!
Experienced males 6t females who
enjoy working with children, 23,000 sq.
ft. modern gym, 2 miles from campus,
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Gamma Sigma Sigma wants to
thank SOMP for the great time on
friday. We can't wait to do it again.
The sisters of Phi Beta Chi would like to
congratulate Meredith lamb on being
our sister of the week! We love you!
Sigma Pi would like to thank Kappa
Delta for letting us use your house
for RUSH. Thanks for all your help!
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Title
The East Carolinian, September 23, 2004
Description
East Carolina's student-run campus newspaper was first published in 1923 as the East Carolina Teachers College News (1923-1925). It has been re-named as The Teco Echo (1925, 1926-1952), East Carolinian (1952-1969), Fountainhead (1969-1979), and The East Carolinian (1969, 1979-present). It includes local, state, national, and international stories with a focus on campus events.
Date
September 23, 2004
Original Format
newspapers
Extent
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Local Identifier
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