The East Carolinian, September 28, 2004

volume 80 Number 12
September 28, 2004
Preacher returns to campus
Norman Morris, a preacher and protestor from a local parish, spoke to students on campus Friday afternoon. Many students
engaged in heated discussions with Morris about religion and over a large picture of an aborted fetus (not pictured).
ECU'S Board of Trustees collaborate on various issues.
Board of Trustees
holds first meeting
Update on security
concerns, bond
referendum passed
The ECU Board of Trustees
had their first meeting of this
academic year Friday and dis-
cussed a variety of issues includ-
ing campus safety, new additions
to ECU, a bond referendum pro-
posal and an update of the Brody
School of Medicine.
Garrie Moore, vice chancel-
lor for the division of student
life, said there have been sev-
eral campus security measures
in place this year including
residence hall ID checks, working
with the ECU police in ensuring
security and limiting the number
of entrances to residence halls.
On Nov. 18, they are going
to attend a technology security
conference, which all of the UNC
system schools will be in invited.
"The goal of the conference
is to look at state of the art tech-
nology that can be used on our
campus to enhance security
said Moore.
Faculty and students both are
now seeing the positive aspects of
the $225 tuition increase passed
last year. The ECU faculty received
an approximate 4.5 percent
increase in their salaries while
see TRUSTEES page A2
Voter registration drive
held at Minges pool
Students take
advantage of
More than 100 students
registered to vote at a voter
registration drive held last
Thursday at Minges Coliseum pool
during the EXSS 1000 swim test.
The event, hosted by the
ECU Exercise Graduate School
Organization was planned in
an effort to motivate more stu-
dents to vote by making the
registration process more
convenient and accessible to
The event was a suc-
cess as students filled out
registration forms as they
waited for their turn to
do their swim test. They
could also use the forms to
change their place of registration
to Pitt County.
The event continued
from approximately 8 a.m. -
3 p.m. allowing for five out
of the six EXSS 1000 classes
to take advantage of the unique
Will Glascow, an ECU exer-
cise and sports science graduate
student, was the main organizer
of the event.
"I think more people are
more likely to register if they
can just roll out of bed and go to
class said Glascow.
"Approximately 1,200 stu-
dents will take their swim tests
on Tuesday and there is a lot of
waiting in line. They might as
well utilize their time
Glascow got the idea for this
event from his mother, a health
education professor.
Once the plan was put into
action, there were plenty of vol-
unteers to help. Several profes-
sors offered their time as well as
his fellow graduate school peers.
Since the drive was held during
the EXSS 1000 class, it had to be
passed through the exercise and
sports science department.
Peter Farrell, chairman of
exercise and sports science
department was very supportive.
"I think it's fantastic
said Farrell.
"When Will came to me
with the idea I was very excited.
I am surprised that there aren't
more of them voter registration
drives. You would think some-
one would make it a priority
Both Glascow and Farrell
agreed encouraging college
students to vote is necessary.
Glascow said in order for North
Carolina to make a bigger differ-
ence in the elections, more people
have to vote. He did not want to
sway the student's opinion of
the candidates in either direc-
tion, but more to let their voices
be heard.
"The more people to vote the
more uncertainty there is and for
some reason, uncertainty in this
is a good thing Glascow said.
"The youth are our future.
It is easier to keep voting if
you start early
Students participating in the
registration drive agreed that it
was a great idea.
Kate Jordan, sophomore phys-
ical education major, filled out
her form while standing in line.
"It's good because I probably
wouldn't have registered if it
wasn't right here. I do plan on
voting, I just don't know who yet
Andrew Summey, senior
marketing major, agreed
that the drive was an
interesting and effective way to
get students involved.
"It's a good thing we get to
vote. More people should take
advantage said Summey.
He was also undecided
which way he would be
casting his ballot.
"It would be nice to know
who we were voting for. I think
the candidates should stop adver-
tising hear say and be more
straightforward about their
plans Summery said.
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Rumi provides a mystical performance of thirteenth century song, dance and poetry.
Rumi gives concert at ECU
Event attracts viewers
throughout eastern
North Carolina
ECU students, faculty and
other Greenville residents
gathered at the Wright
Auditorium last Thursday to
view the group, Rumi, perform
a song, dance, poetry and story
presentation influenced by the
13th century mystic, Rumi.
The group featured Coleman
Barks, the poet and translator,
cellist David Darling, Glen Velez
on world percussion and Zuleikha
performing the dance and
story aspect. The event was the
centerpiece of ECU's 3rd Annual
World Peace Initiative and was
intended to expose the Islamic
tradition to the ECU community.
"It's very counter-culture
because right now in the
consumer materialistic-driven
society we live in, it's just about
obtaining and having and
getting more and more and more.
It's externally motivated said
Lynn Caverly, assistant director
of student activities.
The organizers of World
Peace Week wanted to make sure
students took away the right
messagefromthisevent. Thisform
of art offers another option for
young people as opposed to solely
indulging in American customs.
"They students have a
choice: Do I want to spend more
time watching Britney Spears
and buy another mini-skirt
and another scrunchy? Or do I
want to spend my time helping
somebody or just spending some
time with myself and the people
I love?" Caverly said.
"Don't just be on autopilot
and be like a lemming in the
ocean and just follow everybody
see RUMI page A2
'No Child Left Behind; a pivotal point in presidential campaigns
'No Child Left Behind' enacted by President Bush helps improve children's education.
Children a priority
to both presidential
Designed to improve student
achievement and change the cul-
ture of America's schools, George
W. Bush introduced the 'No
Child Left Behind' law to Con-
gress in 2000, which may play an
important role in the November
Presidential Election.
According to NCLB, parents
will have access to a 'report card'
detailing how their child, their
child's school and the school
system are performing and if any
one is unsatisfactory, parents will
have options available to them,
such as tutoring or even chang-
ing schools. Low performing
schools risk being taken over by
the government. There is now
greater accountability required
from teachers, administrators
and school boards, even ascend-
ing to the governor. Accord-
ingly, teachers will use curricula
grounded in scientifically based
research and have the training
and resources to do so. Annual
testing allows teachers to focus
on areas students need extra
attention. Also, through test-
ing, principals will be able to
strengthen their schools' weak-
nesses and Incorporate methods
and strategies backed soundly by
scientific research.
Superintendents can keep
a closer watch on which of
their schools deserve praise and
which need assistance in making
improvements. School boards and
chief state school officers have the
ability to compare their district
against others across the state
and use more and better infor-
mation to prioritize decisions.
"Under the 'No Child
Left Behind' Act, every student
In this country will be held to
high standards and every school
will be held accountable for
results said Bush.
Donna Vogel, a teacher in
North Carolina, expressed a
common standpoint on the value
of a high-school diploma.
"Forty years ago a student
graduated from high school with
a diploma that meant something.
Today it only means that the
student can read at an eighth
grade level said Vogel.
According to the Bush
Cheney Web site, research from
the past year of implementing
the NCLB shows that fourth
graders in urban schools are
showing improvements in read-
ing and math. From Georgia,
North Carolina and Maryland,
to Illinois, Wisconsin and New
Mexico, minority children's test
scores have increased. President
Bush will continue to demand
accountability ensuring every
student is proficient in reading
and math by 2014, as promised
by NCLB.
President Bush expects the
NCLB act to demand account-
ability in exchange for the
increased federal spending in
K-12 public schools. There has
been an increase of 49 percent
since 2001.
According to John Kerry's
Web site, he and John Edwards
are campaigning to establish
a National Education Trust
Fund. Through this fund they
promise schools will always get
the funding needed to ensure that
NCLB works for and not against
teachers, states and schools.
Kerry and Edwards
hope to reward those schools
that excel under NCLB. An addi-
tion Kerry and Edwards hope
to implement into President
Bush's NCLB is the "School's
Open 'Til Six initiative. By
keeping schools open until
6 p.m. and providing safe
transportation, 3.5 million chil-
dren will be able to participate in
after school opportunities.
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Campus News
Student Voting
Voting is still open for homecoming
king and queen. Visit Onestop. for more details.
Vlckl Yohe Concert
Oct 1. at the Greenville Convention
Center, 303 SE Greenville Blvd
7:30 p.m. Nominated for the 2004
Dove Award, Vlcki wrote and sang
her first song at the age of five
and has since recorded many hit
records during her singing career.
Sponsored by MVP & Associates
Promotions. Contact 353-4805.
Senior Choreography
Oct. 9 - 10, the senior dance
majors bring their choreography
to life through different styles
including tap, jazz, modem and
ballet. For ticket Information
contact McGinnis Theatre Ticket
Office at 328-6829.
Scuba Diving
In a fundraising event by the ECU
Scuba Diving Club, there will be
two events at Minges Coliseum
pool on Wed Sept. 29 and Wed
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 If interested.
The Travel-Adventure Film 4
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 Sun, Oct.
3 at 3 p.m.
Crlmestoppers Telethon
Annual Crime Stoppers Telethon
October 2 - 3. Pre-taped videos of
businesses and organizations lip-
syncing to their favorite song will
be judged. Videos will be booked
on a first come basis. Prizes will
be presented before the telethon
ends. Contact 758-7474 for more
Bridal Show
Let the experts discuss their many
services and options to celebrate
your special day. There will be
professional teams from start to
finish to assist your every detail to
make your wedding an occasion
to be remembered. Oct. 3 at the
Rock Springs Center, Highway
43, Greenville, 1:30 p.m. - 5:30
p.m. Contact 830-8900 for more
'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.
Beaux Trio
The S. Rudolph Alexander
Performing Arts Series presents
the Beaux Trio. Recognized for five
decades as setting the standard
for piano trio performance,
this world-class ensemble Is
still considered the finest trio
performing before the public Oct.
2 in the Wright Auditorium at 8
p.m. Contact 328-6851 or 1-800-
ECU-ARTS for more information.
Chess Club
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.
Model UN
The Model United Nations club
would like to invite you to a Pizza
Party. This will be an informal
and informational meeting about
the club, as well as a great way
to meet current members. The
pizza party will take place on
Sept 30 at 6 p.m. in the Political
Science Library, located in 109
Brewster C.
SU Rims: September
Free for ECU students with
ID Movies are being shown
from Sept 9 - Oct 3. For more
information, contact 328-4700.
Mercury Cinema: Super Size Me
Blockbuster: Dawn ol the Dead
Blood Drive
The American Red Cross will be
hosting a blood drive on Oct. 6 in
Mendenhall from 8 a.m. -11 p.m.

News Briefs
Tourism boosters say fall leaf
season still a go in western NC
ASHEV1LLE, NC (AP) - If they could
forsake their Southern manners for
a moment, tourism boosters across
western North Carolina would stand up
and shout: "We're open for business
Instead, they are busy making
phone calls, writing news releases
and posting messages on Web
sites trying to correct any lingering
misconceptions that recent tropical
storms ruined any hope of a splendid
fall foliage season.
The season brings an estimated $100
million in economic impact to the
region, said Maria Tambellini of the
Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau.
"Despite what you might be hearing,
they are waiting for you to come said
Beth Anne Atkins, a spokeswoman for
the NC Division of Tourism. The water
is running and the lights are on
Atkins acknowledged there are some
serious road problems - the calling cards
left by the remnants of two hurricanes
that pummeled the North Carolina
mountains over the past two weeks.
But travelers should understand
that most parts of the mountains
were not seriously damaged by the
torrential rains and powerful winds,
Tambellini said.
Searchers And body
of missing WCU student
SYLVA, NC (AP) - The body of a
Western Carolina University student
missing since he went hiking earlier
this month has been found, authorities
Jackson County Sheriff Jimmy Ashe
said the body of Aaron Joel Esteppe,
19, of Goldsboro was found Friday
near Bear Creek Lake.
"We were afraid last week we may
never find Esteppe because of the
flooding that occurred in the area
from Tropical Depression Ivan said
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The audience gave
favorable reviews regarding the
Jay Crrler, sophomore
anthropology major, said he
particularly enjoyed the way
Zuleikha's dancing animated her
stories and how Barks presented
his poetry.
"I liked the context and how
he brought it to life
Anne Ehringhaus, a resident
of Ocracoke Island, traveled
from the Outer Banks of North
Carolina to see the concert. She
said she liked how open and great
she felt after watching the show.
"I love Coleman Barks' voice
said Ehringhaus.
Thomas Douglass, assistant
professor of English, is a former
co worker of Coleman Barks and
helped bring Rumi ECU.
Bob Ebendorf, ECU art
instructor, Joanna Iwata of Stu-
dent Involvement and Caverly
also assisted in bringing Rumi
to ECU.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian. com.
The remnants of Hurricane Ivan,
which swept through western NC
last week, had suspended rescuers'
search for the body.
Esteppe and 19-year-old Misty Dawn
France of Jacksonville, also a WCU
student, went hiking Sept. 9 when the
remnants of Hurricane Frances were
producing torrential downpours in the
area and causing flash flooding.
They visited Paradise Falls, located
near the Wolfe Creek Lake and Bear
Creek Lake dams.
France's body was found a few days
after two disappeared.
Powell says situation
In Iraq 'getting worse'
WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of
State Colin Powell sees the situation
in Iraq "getting worse" as planned
elections approach, and the top U.S.
military commander for Iraq says he
expects more violence ahead.
Their comments Sunday followed a
week in which President Bush and
Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi spoke
optimistically about the situation
despite the beheadings of two more
Americans and the deaths of dozens
of people in car bombings.
In its latest report, the military said four
Marines died In separate incidents
Friday, adding to a toll that has topped
1,000 since the U.Sled invasion.
Powell said the insurgency is only
becoming more violent as planned
January elections near.
"It's getting worse he said on ABC's
"This Week They are determined to
disrupt the election. They do not want
the Iraqi people to vote for their own
leaders in a free, democratic election
Army Gen. John Abizaid, commander
of U.S. troops in the Middle East,
warned that voting may not be
possible in parts of Iraq where the
violence is too intense.
"I don't think we'll ever achieve
perfection and when we look for
perfection in a combat zone we're
going to be sadly disappointed he
said on NBC's "Meet the Press
Abizaid compared the situation in
Iraq to the disputed U.S. presidential
election in 2000 that put George W.
Bush in the White House following
a protracted Florida ballot fight that
ended up in the Supreme Court.
"I don't think Iraq will have a perfect
election. And if I recall, looking back
at our own election four years ago, It
wasn't perfect either he said.
Golf course formed In Iraq sands
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Some
people who believe Iraq Is just one
big sand trap, now have some tools
to tackle the terrain.
A local resident, Doug Murdock, was
inspired to collect golf clubs and
balls for soldiers after hearing that the
son of his friend, Claude Dance from
Shreveport, La had been sent to Iraq.
"Prior to his son going, Claude had
seen that some of the troops were
making makeshift golf courses. They
would round up clubs and balls and
play golf Murdock said.
Before long, buckets full of clubs and
balls were being donated and gathered
at the Elkins Lake Golf Course.
Care package organizer Joe
Peery attributed the response to
the community's support of the
troops in Iraq.
"I didn't think we'd get quite that many
clubs, but I knew we'd get some
Peery said.
Soldiers in their spare time have
shaped their own makeshift small
golf courses - some of them up to
six holes - in the Iraqi desert.
"I've heard about them laughing and
cutting up, saying you've got to be
able to hit out of sand traps to play
this course Peery said. "We just kind
of started this wanting to give them
something to do. A little diversion of
any kind is a pretty good deal
Three U.S. soldiers Injured,
one critically, In Afghan attack
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Three
U.S. soldiers were wounded, one
of them critically, when Afghan
insurgents attacked their vehicle with
rockets and guns, the American
military said Monday.
The military also announced the
capture of more than five Taliban
leaders, and confirmed the death of
a rebel commander who had been
released from the U.S. prison in
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
The American soldiers were hurt when
militants attacked the vehicle Saturday
morning near Qalat, the capital of the
troubled southeastern province of
Zabul, a military statement said.
It said the three wounded soldiers
were evacuated to a military
hospital in Landstuhl, Germany for
treatment. One soldier was in critical
condition and the other two were in
stable condition.
Zabul Is a focus of operations for the
18,000-strong American-led force
battling Taliban insurgents and other
anti-government militias across the
south and east of Afghanistan.
More than 900 people have died in
violence across the country so far
this year. U.S. and Afghan officials
say militants are stepping up attacks
in an attempt to disrupt Oct. 9
presidential elections.
U.S. and Afghan forces captured
"more than five" Taliban leaders
in operations since Saturday, the
statement said. No details of their
identity was released.
Bomb threat forces Athens-New
York flight to land In London
LONDON (AP) - A bomb threat
that mentioned Iraq forced a New
York-bound Greek airliner to make
an emergency landing Sunday at
London's Stansted Airport escorted
by military jets, authorities said.
An airport spokeswoman said an
Athens newspaper had received a
phone call saying there was a bomb
on board the Olympic Airlines plane.
"Flight 411 Olympic for America
has a bomb for Iraq a caller to the
Ethnos daily said, according to a tape
the newspaper made available to
journalists. In a second call, a voice
that sounded like a different person
said, "Are you listening? Flight 411
Olympic for America, bomb. America
will see. Six o'clock message for you
Authorities immediately notified the
pilot of the call, and he asked for a
military escort.
Britain's Royal Air Force scrambled
planes to assist the airliner, the
Ministry of Defense said. The plane,
headed from Athens to New Yprk's
John F. Kennedy International Airport,
landed safely at Stansted at 3:30 p.m
an airport spokeswoman said.
The spokeswoman said the plane,
with 301 passengers on board,
landed in "full emergency" status and
was safely evacuated.
"It Is not believed to be anything
out of the ordinary at this stage a
Department of Transport spokesman
said on condition of anonymity.
"Fortunately nothing has exploded, If
indeed there was a bomb on board,
but we take all threats seriously
Airline officials said the sweep of the
aircraft would take up to four hours
and then the passengers would
continue their trip on the same plane.
The jet stood far from any terminals
and fire trucks waited at the ready,
several hundred yards away.
The Defense Ministry said the Royal
Air Force jets had returned to base.
Greece sent no troops to Iraq, but
did not object to the use of a U.S. air
base on its soil to support the war.
Public sentiment strongly opposed
the U.Sled invasion.
For sailors or pilots or former grunts,
there's a new fulfilling opportunity open
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Pvt. Christopher Crawford of Ironton, Mo eats at an army base.
The loss of Christopher Craw-
ford's landscaping business and
a divorce brought him back
to the military after a 14-year
break. Brandon Beaver's Navy
career wasn't progressing, but the
prospect of getting out and
attending a civilian police acad-
emy seemed dull.
Beaver and Crawford are both
in the Army now.
They are among 26 in the first
batch of recruits with prior mili-
tary service going through the
Army's new war fighter refresher
course, taught at Fort Knox, 40
miles south of Louisville. After
four weeks here, and for some,
additional training in their spe-
cialty, half will likely join Army
units in Afghanistan or Iraq.
"It is actually my duty since
I came in, to go to combat, and
I like that challenge, to go over
and defend our freedom said
Spc. Michael Bonnett, 25, who
never fired a weapon during his
four years in the Navy and spent
the last three years in retail.
Their backgrounds are
diverse, and they come from each
military branch. They vary in age
from 25 to 39. Two are women.
Four came straight from the Air
Force or Navy; Others like Craw-
ford have been out of the military
for more than 13 years.
The four straight from the Air
Force or Navy are participants in
a special program called "Opera-
tion Blue to Green which went
into effect last month to allow
the qualifying 8,000 sailors and
16,000 air men downsized from
those branches to smoothly
transfer to the Army if they so
choose without losing rank.
With wars in Iraq and
Afghanistan, the U.S. military is
looking for more soldiers to sign
up. Before this course, those from
the Air Force and Navy, or those
out of the Marine or Army more
than three years, all had to attend
full basic training if they joined
the Army.
The course will be taught to
about 3,200 soldiers with prior
service in the next year - includ-
ing all those participating in
"Operation Blue to Green The
course has training in Army
doctrine, weapons handling and
combat skills such as thwarting
convoy attacks.
For those without Army expe-
rience, there are differences.
Most of them are small, such as
Army soldiers saying "Hoo-ah"
for "yes" rather than the Navy's
"Uh-ah Others are bigger, such
as learning how to handle Army
weapons. Half had never spent a
night sleeping in the backwoods
during an exercise - a mainstay
in Army life - before coming to
Fort Knox.
Capt. Tom Oakley, 26, said
he's reminded of another differ-
ence each time he says, "At Ease"
to the soldiers.
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the ECU students have received
an improved advising program.
There are seven advising cen-
ters on campus, each center spe-
cializing In different majors and
one of those being a center for
undecided or reconsidering stu-
dents who can be better guided
in what they want to pursue. This
advising addition will give the
students an improved sense of
belonging, clear career direction
and good quality advising. These
are a few essential components set
in place that will improve ECU's
retention rate Moore said.
Chuck Hawkins, interim vice
chancellor for administration
and finance, said ECU would
eventually have to vote on sev-
eral financial decisions includ-
ing campus based tuition and
student fee adjustments. Hawkins
said the opinions of the students
are always considered when
making these decisions.
"I think our system here at
ECU really sets the bar for other
UNC system schools said Shan-
non O'Donnell, president of the
student government association.
"I'm just really grateful to
have that kind of input on behalf
of the students because I think
that the administration really
does take what the students have
to say into consideration
A major decision passed at the
meeting was the support of a bond
referendum creating a formation
of a partnership between ECU
and the city of Greenville. This
partnership will work to improve
vital aspects of Greenville, which
will in turn benefit both the
city and school. These aspects
include street improvements,
a storm water management
system, center city revitaliza-
tion and remodeling of down-
town and west Greenville. Each
project would cost approximately
$5 million.
Philip Dixon, Greenville
attorney, said ECU has expanded
more than projected over the
last several years and is continu-
ing to grow. The proposed bond
referendum is necessary to make
improvements within the city
that will serve both the school's
and city's needs.
Chancellor Steve Ballard sup-
ported the proposed referendum.
"We view it to be a long
term commitment to partner-
ship between the city and ECU.
It can change the shape and
nature of both downtown and
the growth of ECU we are very
excited about the possibilities
said Ballard.
"The futures of the city and
the university are the same. We
need to address what we will look
like in 2010 and 2012
Issues within the Brody School
of Medicine and cardiovascular
center were also addressed in a
committee meeting preceding
the BOT meeting.
Michael Lewis, vice chancel-
lor at Brody, said the school still
has many successes despite the
financial challenges faced. A
main strong point is the growth
in enrollment and the addition of
a new Biosensory Center which
will encompass several programs
from within. A state of the art
I.aupus Library is another addi-
tion being planned for the school.
The majority of the
payer classes of the patients
at Brody include patients on
Medicare, Medicaid and a
separate class of patients who are
predominantly made up of unin-
sured or under insured.
"What we're trying to do
is break even with three worst
possible payer classes being respon-
sible for two thirds of our busi-
ness said Nick Benson, senior
associate dean for operations at Brody.
The uninsured and
under insured class made up
13 percent of the charges last
year totaling to approximately
$24 million. Two of every three
of the patients of this class come
from outside Pitt County.
"We're surrounded by some
of the worst demographics in the
state Brody is known as the
place to send your uninsured
Benson said.
In addition to dealing with
these paying classes, the school
is also suffering from other
financial strains including a 161
percent increase in mal practice
insurance since 2000 and a
deduction in state funding of
approximately $14 million over
the last five years.
The school is looking at
several options in order to
compensate for theses losses
including additional business
opportunities, increase of care
from insured state employers
and implying expense deduc-
tions. There has also been
consideration in forming a Family
Care Center which would help
generate revenue.
ECU's Cardiovascular Center
is progressing as they received
several grants and awards, one
allowing for Dr. Chiu, who excels
in molecular biology stem cells
to visit the center and provide a
leading edge on technology said
Brian Floyd, director of opera-
tions at the institute.
"We have a great institution
some of our quality is hidden,
but is becoming less and less
hidden every day. ECU is working
to ensure that the great things we
do become more well known by
our constituents Ballard said.
Our enrollment is at an all
time high this year of 21,756, a
six percent increase and an 11
percent increase of graduate
students. Another major suc-
cess of ECU is distance edu-
cation, making up for the
majority of the enrollment
increase. ECU received
81 percent of the UNC system's
distance education funding.
ECU's students also account
for ECU's success. ECU stu-
dents have a 13 percent higher
graduation rate when
compared to ECU's peer insti-
tutions, a nearly doubled
graduation rate of minority
students and nearly
one third of ECU
students are involved in some
form of volunteer and
community engagement.
Ballard said it both-
ers him that the party school
reputation stays with
ECU despite its successes.
ECU's sociology is ranked
first in the nation in terms
of scholarly publications,
the Brody School of Medicine is
ranked fourth in rural
medicine and 15th in family
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian. com.

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Our View
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At the ECU vs. Cincinnati game this weekend,
we couldn't help but notice some students
exhibited poor decisions and a lack of school
spirit that reflected badly on the rest of us
Pirate fans.
For starters, we are all in college, so we should
be able to conduct ourselves in a mature
Yelling "P" Cincinnati" and "Bulls" is not
something that we as a student body should
be tolerating. It is one thing to adamantly sup-
port our athletic teams, but yelling vulgarities
is another thing.
ECU is a school that has a strong alumni and
community backing, it would be a shame to
have it ruined by a few restless and rowdy
We don't want our whole student body to get
a negative label because of the unfortunate
behavior of a select few students.
Also, an occasional fight broke out in the
student section during the game and this Is
not something we as Pirate fans should be
proud of.
It's a shame that we can't get together to
peacefully watch and support our athletic
teams without attempting to beat the crap out
of each other. Athletic events are supposed
to be events that the student body comes
together as a whole to support our fellow
We were also disappointed that many students
chose to leave the game at half time, when
the Pirates were only down by a few points.
When the Pirates really needed our cheering
the most, half of the stands were empty, which
doesn't make good for team morale.
At our next home football game before you
start swearing at the other team, the referees
or your fellow students, remember that when
you sit in the student section your actions
reflect on the student Pirate fans as a whole.
TEC encourages those few spoilsports out
there to be proud of your team and conduct
yourself in a true Pirate fan fashion.
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Opinion Columnist
Several examples of Kerry's wishy-washiness
Do you really want this
man to be president?
Time to celebrate! Once again, most
Americans will have more money in
their pockets or, and equally important,
will be able to keep what they have.
Congress passed, and President
Bush approved, another tax "cut"
package. I'm not sure tax "cut" (as a
lot of people are calling it) is appro-
priate though. This package is largely
just extending tax breaks that were
approved years ago that were set to
expire this year. But hey, they can call
it what they want as long as it means
the government keeps its hands out of
my (and your) pockets.
There was one very strange thing
about this particular bill however. John
Kerry voted yes.
This is the same John "flip-flop"
Kerry that has voted in support of tax
increases, or against tax breaks and
fiscally responsible government, more
than 350 times in the last 19 years. Here
are ust a few examples:
He voted "no" at least five times
against a balanced budget amendment,
"yes" to a six-cent a gallon tax hike in
1990, "yes" to another gas tax hike in
1993, "yes" to maintaining the 1993 tax
hike in a 2000 vote, "no" on a budget
that would have cut spending and taxes
in 1997, "no" on the fiscal year 1999
tax cuts, etc
For 19 years the man has believed
that your money is the government's
money and now, because he is running
for president, he is suddenly in favor of
tax cuts? Get real.
Here's another reality check:
John Kerry has complained that
President Bush didn't show leader-
ship on 911 because he stayed in that
classroom with the children until the
story was finished. Kerry said he would
have been more decisive. Really? By his
own admission, he and several other
top Democrats sat "in a daze" from the
time the plane hit the second World
Trade Center Tower until the Pentagon
was hit and they were informed that
the building they were in was being
That, ladies and gentlemen, was 40
minutes. For forty minutes from the
time the second tower was hit until the
Pentagon was hit John Kerry sat in a
"daze Can you say "O-o-o-o-ps?
Another mea culpa for Kerry has
been his numerous positions on Iraq.
Just one example: In 1997, when Clin-
ton was president, John Kerry appeared
on "Crossfire" and said the follow-
ing: "We know we can't count on the
French. We know we can't count on the
Russians. We know that Iraq is a danger
to the United States and we reserve
the right to take pre-emptive action
whenever we feel it's in our national
interest or words to that effect. Yet
four years later Kerry said (and is still
saying) the exact opposite. Why?
Kerry has called President Bush's
integrity and commitment to duty
into question by accusing him of being
AWOL during his National Guard ser-
vice. Even by John Kerry's standards
(such as they are) the hypocrisy here
is stunning.
John Kerry was absent 64 percent
of the time from last year's (the 108th)
Congress. He has been absent 87 per-
cent of the time from this Congress. He
missed 78 percent of Public Intelligence
Committee (which he is putatively a
member of) meetings in the last eight
years. He can't stay around to do his
job as a senator and he wants to be
Kerry's lack of decisiveness on any-
thing is disturbing. What is even more
disturbing is that he has also shown a
propensity to outright lie if he thinks it
can help him (or get away with it). The
best example of this is when he was in
Florida in March of this year pandering
for the Cuban vote.
In an effort to ingratiate himself
with the local Cuban exile population
by showing how tough he was on Fidel
Castro he stated that he had "voted for
the Helms-Burton legislation 1992 to
be tough on companies that deal with
him (Castro Minor problem here:
John Kerry voted against that bill. He
deliberately lied in an attempt to gain
votes from the Cuban population.
I'll leave you with the ultimate
example of John Kerry's wishy-washi-
ness. These are direct excerpts from
letters Kerry sent to one of his constitu-
ents, Wallace Carter of Newton Centre,
Mass. in January 1991:
On Jan. 22, 1991, he wrote, "Thank
you for contacting me to express your
opposition to the early use of military
force by the U.S. against Iraq. I share
your concerns. On Jan. 11, I voted in
favor of a resolution that would have
insisted that economic sanctions be
given more time to work and against
a resolution giving the president the
immediate authority to go to war
And nine days later, to the very
same person:
"Thank you very much for contact-
ing me to express your support for the
actions of President Bush in response
to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. From
the outset of the invasion, I have
strongly and unequivocally supported
President Bush's response to the crisis
and the policy goals he has established
with our military deployment in the
Persian Gulf
All these examples, and almost
everything that Kerry does, illustrate
that he is indeed unfit for command.
Do you really want this man to be
Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor,
We should ignore Mr. Eric Gilmore's
request in the Sept. 23 article titled,
"Identity Crisis" to abandon support-
ing the schools you grew up loving.
For starters, Mr. Gilmore's opinion
contradicts our First Amendment rights
of freedom of speech and freedom of
expression. I'm sure ECU's administra-
tion, faculty, alumni and students do
not expect devoted fans of other teams
to abandon these rights that our forefa-
thers shed blood over. We have a right,
according to the Constitution of the
United States of America, to wear a shirt
with whatever team we want on it.
To further our point, I ask you
this question: Should coming to ECU
for four years, replace the previous 18
I spent cheering for the Duke Blue
Devils? The answer is "no To simply
stop supporting a team you grew up
loving just because you went to another
college is hypocritical, cowardly and
down right wrong. It's jumping on the
bandwagon and following the crowd.
The fans who have told Mr. Gilmore
it's just a Michigan shirt. It's just a
Texas hat. It's only Miami shorts are
correct. These things are only articles
of clothing, not anti-Pirate protests. Just
because we may wear Duke shorts or a
UNC sweatshirt, doesn't mean we don't
cheer for the Pirates on game day. The
fact of the matter is, someone can be a
Duke, Carolina, State, Texas, Michigan
or Miami fan and still cheer for ECU.
Saturday, we were wearing our Pirate
Club t-shirts ready to yell "First Down
Pirates" with the announcer. But at the
end of the day, we'll be more pumped
up anticipating Duke and Carolina's
first basketball match up on Feb. 9,
than we'll ever be vaiting to watch the
Pirates travel to Clemson.
Now we'd like to take the time to
let ECU's student athletes know how
much respect we have for them, and
how much we appreciate their hard
work, but frankly, ECU's athletics are
not on the same level as these ACC
teams. This has nothing to do with the
players or coaches. Rather, it is a result
of demographics, conferences, budgets
and alignments. John Thompson and
Bill Herrion are outstanding coaches,
and have made tremendous strides in
recruiting quality athletes to play in
But, as true sports fans, we like to
see the best teams playing at the height
of NCAA competition. ECU's confer-
ence opponents and non-conference
schedules can not compare to even the
least of ACC teams. The most excit-
ing conference games for the gridiron
Pirates this year are at Southern Miss
and against Memphis. Duke and Caro-
lina both get Florida State, and play
Virginia Tech and Miami respectively.
These teams would make anyone in
C-USA buckle under the pressure.
Compared to the Maui Invitational,
where UNC will start their basketball
season, ECU's opens at the BCA Invi-
tational, which is filled with teams
who would be ecstatic to receive an
NCAA birth. While the Cameron Cra-
zies will be getting their faces painted
for games against Michigan State and
Oklahoma, the Minges Maniacs will be
most excited for non-conference home
games against Toledo, a NIT (No Invita-
tion Tournament) participant and Old
Dominion. Teams in the ACC play on a
national level, and are seen in top 10's
and top 25's consistently throughout
their seasons. C-USA teams may experi-
ence a brief stint in a national poll.
We could have gone to our ACC
schools, but college isn't all about
athletics. Some people come here for
a unique degree that is not available
at another school, while others love
the smaller campus, the people or our
school's environment. It's a simple fact
- people come to this school from all
over our state and country. These same
people grew up cheering for a college
team which, undoubtedly, brought
them joy and heartache. If this team
was not ECU, they should not be criti-
cized, looked down upon or seen as trai-
tors. Instead, they should be applauded
for cheering and supporting the team
they truly love.
Raiford Gainey and Tyler Perkinson
ECU Students
Pirate Rant
How can a place call itself a
bar if it doesn't have any Jager-
The more I see the class offi-
cer signs, the less I want to vote
for the people.
Attention students who live
at Pirate's Place: It's not a trailer
park! So pick up all your damn
plastic cups, beer bottles and
other crap laying all over the
grass, parking lot, etc.
Does Blackboard ever work
when you need it to?
I took the advice of the mete-
orologists on the Weather Chan-
nel and decided to stay out of the
water off of Florida's beaches as
Hurricane Jeanne brought waves
reaching heights of 20 to 30 feet.
I'm glad we have experts provid-
ing such insightful suggestions.
Do ECU students have a death
wish? Please, at least look both
ways before crossing the street.
I know when it comes to
college football its all about
winning, but our Pirates are
coming along. Everything great
takes time. I'm not saying that I
like losing. I'm saying that I see
progress, and progress is always
When professors want to
cancel class, they should try to
do so before the class is scheduled
to begin. Two hours later kind of
defeats the purpose.
Someone should really inform
the drunken masses that yelling
at football games should be done
only when our defense is on the
field. All night against Cincinnati
the stadium stayed quiet while
they had the ball and got loud
when we were on offense. Being
loud all the time can be forgiven
as excessive exuberance, but
cheering at all the wrong times
is just dumb.
Could we please do without
cheers involving expletives?
Some cursing is unavoidable, but
I don't think it sends the best
message when the crowd's loud-
est moments all night came while
chanting "F Cincinnati
When did people start wear-
ing ties without collars and col-
lars without ties?
Yes, I 'grew up' a UNC Basket-
ball fan, and I own more UNC
apparel than ECU apparel, but
I also show my Pirate Pride as
much as the next student. Get
over it. People can wear UNC,
Duke or NC State. Most of those
people are the first ones in line
to get in to the ECU game with
the Pirate Pride displayed.
I want to thank Spectrum
for bringing Fahrenheit 911 to
ECU's campus. I haven't seen a
better movie in all of my twenty
years. Hopefully it will shed
some light.
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an anonymous way for students and
staff in the ECU community to voice
their opinions. Submissions can be
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Letter to
the Editor
Dear Editor,
This message is in response
to two items that you featured
in the Pirate Rant section of the
Sept. 22 edition of TEC.
Campus Living is planning
a new residence hall that should
break ground very soon. Details
can be found here:
Also, itistruethatMendenhall
Dining Hall will be shut down
once West End Dining opens,
however, we must point out that
Mendenhall is a dated dining
hall. One of the biggest reasons
for building West End is to keep
a current look, feel and taste to
the Dining Halls. True, central
campus students will be walk-
ing a little further to eat, but the
experience, food and atmosphere
should make up for the stroll.
Mike Godwin
Assistant Director of Campus
Living Marketing

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This day will include career related activities & games to help students learn the nuts and
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Community Service Info. Xpo
Tuesday, Sept. 28th (I2-2PM), MSC Brickyard
rhis fair will feature representatives from non-profit agencies sharing information about
internship & volunteer opportunities.
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TUESDAY September 28,2004
HAIR: The American Tribal
Love-Rock Musical will
be showing at McGinnis Theatre
Sept. 30 - Oct. 5. For more
information, visit
Don't forget about the career fair
at ECU. The main event, a job fair,
will be Wednesday, Sept. 29 from
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. There will be
more than 100 employers at the
fair, which is open to students in
all majors.
Thursday, Sept. 30 at 5 p.m. there
will be a presentation by Penland
School of Craft's director, Jean
McLaughlin. After ihe lecture,
there will be a reception at the
Gray Gallery. For more information,
visit www.ecu.edugraygallery or
call 328-6336.
Names in the News:
The most important comedic
event of the decade is about
to happen: Jerry Seinfeld
will host a Nov. 25 hour long
"Seinfeld" retrospective, "The
Seinfeld Story on NBC, which
will feature clips from the
most important sitcom ever
made, plus interviews with its
cast, and the creative prodigies
behind it, including Larry David.
In a case of coincidence, the
special will air two days
after the DVD package of the
sitcom's first three seasons
appears in stores.
Cynthia Nixon, 38, of "Sex
and the City has a girlfriend.
According to the New York
Daily News, the couple began
dating in January, a few
months after Nixon dumped
photographer Danny Mozes, with
whom she has two children.
That's when Nixon started
having "a different kind of sex
in the city tabloids say. That,
and its astoundingly clever
headline, "Same Sex in the
City adorns an interview in
which the "Sex and the City"
star utters a classic and awfully
sensible non-denial: "My
private life is private. But at the
same time, I have nothing to
hide. So what I will say is that I
am very happy
Speaking of couples, Star
magazine is reporting that
Sandra Bullock, an ECU alumna,
is ready to make an honest man
of Jesse James. The magazine
says Bullock's tattooed, custom-
motorcycle-making man (who
claims he's a descendent of
famed cowboy villain Jesse
James) proposed to her when
they vacationed in Hawaii in July,
and the nuptials could be as early
as this fall!
The New York Daily News says
that bachelor's bachelor Hugh
Grant, the devilishly debonair Brit,
who was most debonair even
when caught using the services
of a prostitute, might be ready to
settle down. The replacement for
Hugh's last love, Elizabeth Hurley?
Jemima Khan, daughter of some
big financer guy.
Billy Bob Thornton is proving once
again that his manhood is mighty
and fruitful. The 49-year-old actor
and former hubby to unbearably
hot Angelina Jolie, already
has three kids from two previous
marriages. Now his new
girlfriend, Connie Angland, 39, has
given birth to his fourth. Named
Bella, she weighed in at 6 pounds,
1 ounce.
Yes, there will be more dazzling
special effects and soporific
plotlines: Variety reports
that there will be a "Terminator
4 and California "Govinator
Arnold Schwarzenegger is
negotiating to play a limited role
in the sequel.
Oliver Stone's epic "Alexander
starring Colin Farrell (with
Jolie playing his mom), will not
be released Nov. 5 as planned,
but on Nov. 24. Why? A studio
suit says it's because the
later date "positions it better
for academy consideration
implying academy members
are too stupid to remember
the movie if they see it early.
Then again, considering
academy members are crystal-
buying, mantra-saying, yoga-and-
pilates-addicted Tinseltown
types and celebs, the dude
might be right.
Internationally renowned piano trio performs
ECU'S performing arts
series opens with
Beaux Arts Trio
ECU and the Greenville com-
munity will play host to an
international musical sensation
on Oct. 2 when Beaux Arts Trio
performs in Wright Auditorium.
The ensemble's concert is
the first event in the 2004-
2005 season of the S. Rudolph
Alexander Performing Arts
Series. Considered the preemi-
nent trio of their time, pianist
Menahem Pressler, violinist
Daniel Hope and cellist Antonio
Meneses will present a program
of classical music, including
selections by Beethoven, Shosta-
kovich and Schubert.
Although Hope and Meneses
are not members of the original
group, Pressler has been at the
helm since its conception in
1955. Founded 50 years ago,
Beaux Arts Trio has a tradition
of excellence that has been her-
alded by such publications as The
Boston (llobe, Time Magazine and
The Washington Post.
Additionally, all three are cel-
ebrated individually as respected
musicians. Pressler, who has
been inducted into the Acad-
emy of Arts and Letters, has also
received the Gramophone Life-
Pianist Menachem Pressler, violinist Daniel Hope and cellist Antonio Meneses combine to form the Beaux Arts Trio.
time Achievement Award.
Meneses has won first
prize at international competi-
tions held in Germany and Russia
and Hope has twice been voted
the Young Artist of the Year by a
German magazine.
Their individual achieve-
ments are numerous and varied,
but their work together has
earned them a reputation as
the best of their kind. Pressler,
Hope and Meneses were named
Musical America's Ensemble
of the Year in 1997. Their
list of international accolades
and performance opportunities
as a group is equally impressive
and extensive.
The trio played at the 1988
Summer Olympics in Seoul, as
well as festivals in Moscow, Edin-
burgh, Vienna, Helsinki, Israel
and Hong Kong. They are also a
regular on university campuses,
including those of Harvard, Yale
and Berkeley.
Their show at ECU is one of
many stops on their 50th anni-
versary tour. The tour will take
them along the entire eastern
seaboard of the United States, as
well as west to places like Califor-
nia and Hawaii, and south of the
border to Mexico City.
Students, faculty and com-
munity members are fortunate to
have the opportunity to witness
such great talent in a local venue.
The concert is courtesy of the
S. Rudolph Alexander Perform-
ing Arts Series, a program that
is currently in its 42nd season.
"We have a real strong reputa-
tion for being great presenters
said Carol Woodruff, director of
Cultural Outreach.
Each year, the series presents
some of the best examples of
artists and performers in a wide
variety of genres, including
opera, jazz, ballet, folk music
and Broadway show tunes. Nine
more events are scheduled for the
season after the series opens with
Beaux Arts Trio.
Take 6, a Grammy Award-win-
ning group, will be the next fea-
tured act at a concert on Oct. 23.
Subscriptions to the entire
season of the performing arts
series are still available. Smaller
subscriptions, which offer a selec-
tion of six of the nine shows, may
also be ordered.
Discounted tickets for Beaux
Arts Trio may be purchased
individually through the Central
Ticket Office until Oct. 1. On the
day of the show, however, tickets
will return to full price.
"You will never in your life,
ever again, have the chance to
experience this caliber of perfor-
mances for $10 Woodruff said.
"You go to college to
expand yourself to new people
and new ideas
Participating in the S. Rudolph
Alexander Performing Arts Series
seems the ideal way to do both.
This writer can be contacted at
S. Rudolph Alexander Performing
Arts Series - Beaux Arts Trio
Advance individual tickets may
be purchased at the Central
Ticket Office Monday - Friday,
from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tickets cost
$10 for ECU students, $12 for
youth, $22 for ECU faculty and
staff and $24 for the public. All
tickets bought on the day of the
event will be $24. Visit www. or call 328-4788 for
more information.
Day trip to New Bern
provides change of scenery
Cell phone carriers try novel pitches
Two festivals in October
Want to get away for just a day?
Take a leisurely drive to New Bern,
NC. You can stop along the way for
a Pepsi-cola and a moonpie while
you travel back in time.
New Bern, settled in 1710, is
the second oldest city in North
Carolina. The downtown area,
situated on the Trent and Neuse
rivers, boasts art galleries, antique
stores, gift shops and restaurants
to the day traveler.
If you are a history buff,
Tryon Palace is a good place to
start your tour of New Bern. Built
in 1770 by Colonial Governor
William Tryon, this historical
site was used as a colonial and
state capitol. The palace is mostly
a reconstruction of the original
building. Inside one can enjoy
period antiques and art, while
outside you can stroll around the
extensive landscaped grounds.
Tryon Palace is open year round
from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday
through Saturday and 1 p.m. - 5
p.m. on Sunday. General admis-
sion is $15 for adults and $6 for
children five and up.
You can also take a self-guided
walking tour through the historic
district to get a feel for the old
world charm of colonial times.
Pepsi fans can visit the
birthplace of this bubbly
concoction on the corner of
Middle and Pollock Streets. There
is a reproduction of the soda
fountain where pharmacist Caleb invented "Brad's Drink
now known as Pepsi-cola. Bradam
proclaimed the drink as "exhila-
rating, invigorating and aids in
If you are a yachting enthu-
siast, you can stroll down to the
Sheraton on the waterfront and
observe the multimillion-dollar
yachts passing through on their
way to various destinations or
meander along the waterfront.
Thereare two festivals coming
up in the month of October that
you may want to check out. The
17th Annual Oktoberfest is cel-
ebrated by members of the New
Bern Alpenverein and anyone
Tourists can see where Pepsi was created at
the birthplace of this popular beverage
else who would like to join in
an evening of German food and
festivities. For $9 one can enjoy
an authentic German meal. A
bratwurst dinner with German
potato salad, Bavarian sauerkraut
and rye bread will be served. Beer,
soda and homemade German
desserts are also available for an
extra fee. Entertainment will
include a 16-piece German Band.
What more could one ask for?
Oktoberfest is held Oct. 1 from
5 p.m. - 10 p.m. at the Farmer's
Market on South Front Street.
The 24th Annual Mumfest is
another option for a day trip in
October. Mumfest is one of the
top 10 festivals in the state.
"This festival offers more for
people of all ages said Amy Ham-
mond of the Craven County Con-
vention and Visitor's Center.
This fall celebration is a street
festival with live entertainment,
street vendors, arts and crafts,
exhibits and amusement park
rides. Tryon Palace is also open
to the public and admission into
the gardens is free of charge.
This festival runs Oct. 9 -10. For
more information, go to www.
To get to New Bern from
Greenville take 264 east to Wash-
ington and then take highway 17,
which will lead you into the heart
of the town. If you have more
time take Route 43 to highway
17. Enjoy your trip.
This writer can be contacted at
(KRT) � It's so cruel, but
so clever. Virgin Mobile USA's
"rescue ring" lets subscribers
program their cell phones to ring
during a bad date, providing a
convenient escape.
A new breed of wireless car-
rier is relying on ideas such as
the rescue ring and American
Idol-related polls (does Ryan
wear boxers, briefs or nothing at
all?) to attract young cell phone
As mainstream cell phone
service providers struggle to
attract customers and increase
sales in the grim economy,
two maverick companies are
changing the rules of the wire-
less game. Virgin Mobile and
rival Boost Mobile are targeting
the high school and college-age
crowd with simple pre-paid wire-
less plans and features based on
fun and convenience rather than
just pricing.
Unlike mainstream plans
that do credit checks and lock
customers into annual contracts,
Virgin Mobile and Boost - both
part-owned by major cellular
companies - let customers buy
minutes through calling cards
sold at music and electronics
stores - so even pre-teens could
buy and manage their own wire-
less minutes. And unlike existing
prepaid plans, Virgin Mobile and
Boost offer cutting-edge services
and a hip image.
But what makes these pre-
paid newcomers even more
intriguing to Ihe industry is their
ability to control costs through
simplicity. Virgin Mobile said its
service plan is so straightforward,
87 percent of subscribers added
minutes to theiraccount in Janu-
ary without speaking to customer
service and 50 percent activated
their phones online.
Those numbers have the
wireless industry salivating
because, aside from market-
ing, calls to customer service
are one of the biggest costs
in the business.
Andrew Cole, wireless indus-
try analyst at consulting firm
Adventis, said Virgin Mobile's
results show how pre-paid com-
panies can make money.
"No carrier in the U.S. would
have in their wildest dreams
come up with the rescue ring.
It's a good example of how these
Cell phone company offers new way to bail on untolerable dates
companies are important and
relevant said Cole. "If it's done
well, it can actually make the
market more efficient
Though it might seem like
a gimmick, the rescue ring is
just one example of how Virgin
Mobile is trying to create a com-
munity and a culture among its
users. Here's how it works:
To use the rescue ring, a
cell phone user preprograms
the phone to ring at a time
when the user might need an
escape. There's even a choice of
several MTV personalities to voice
the rescue. When the phone rings,
the user can choose to ignore or
answer, depending on the circum-
stances. Virgin Mobile also has
features such as a "balance
button" that shows how much
talk time the user has left
and message groups where
users can share opinions through
text messages.
So far, the strategy
appears to be working. Virgin
Mobile USA has amassed about
450,000 new customers since it
went live last August, said CEO
Dan Schulman. And he's on
track to reach a half million by
this month.
"The rock in our slingshot in
this battle of David versus many
Goliaths is focus said Schul-
man. "We built this from the
ground up to focus on the youth
Virgin Mobile and Boost
have been around for less
than a year, and several young
people in Silicon Valley said
they are still skeptical of the
pre-paid newcomers. "It's like,
hmm, too good to be true said
Hava Brchich.
But competitors in the wire-
less market are taking notice.
Analysts are whispering that
other companies, spurred by
Virgin Mobile's early success, are
thinking about launching similar
ventures focusing on teens and
young adults.
Particularly, some in the
wireless industry now think
that some of these potential
young customers - contrarian
teens who listen to rap-metal,
for instance - would never buy
a phone from the same wireless
carrier their parents use. It will
take a different brand name and
a different marketing message to
reach them.
It makes sense, then,
that mainstream wireless
carrier Sprint PCS owns half of
Virgin Mobile USA - the other
half is owned by Virgin Group,
the British travel and entertain-
ment company. Nextel Wireless,
the business-centric carrier, owns
66 percent of Boost Mobile.
While they are both targeting
the youth market, Virgin Mobile
and Boost are going about it in
different ways.
Virgin Mobile has a
partnership with MTV that allows
its subscribers to use phones for
video voting, audio postcards
and wake-up calls from reality-
show celebrities. Also, Virgin
Mobile has attracted a national
customer base that is 55 per-
cent female, which is highly
unusual in the wireless business.
Boost has tie-ins with surfing,
biking and other extreme sports
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Study finds increase in depression
among college students
Higher depression rates and new drugs
A new study suggests that an Increase In the number ol Americans being treated tor depression between 1987 and 1997 Is due
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(KRT) � Today's college stu-
dents are twice as likely to be
depressed and three times more
likely to be suicidal than they
were a decade ago, according to
a recent study.
"For a variety of reasons,
school is more stressful than it was
10 years ago said Sherry Benton,
assistant director of training at
Kansas State University and one of
the researchers of the study, which
was published in February.
Researchers examined the
changes in the problems of stu-
dents who visited the counseling
center at Kansas State University
over a 13-year period.
The study, which included
13,000 students, found that
over the 13-year period of time,
the percentage of students with
depression rose from 21 percent
to 41 percent. The percentage of
suicidal students rose from five to
nine percent and students with
stress and anxiety problems rose
from 36 to 62 percent.
There are many possible rea-
sons for the increases in depres-
sion and other stress-related
issues, Benton said, including
more academic competition and
financial stress.
Counseling center directors
nationwide, however, said the
depressed economy has caused
more stress than grades.
"There's a perception among
our students that there are not
that many opportunities in the
workplace said Patricia Larsen,
director at the University of Colo-
rado at Denver. "They feel a lot of
pressure to stand out
She agreed with Benton that
there is also more stress about
paying for college because "fami-
lies' dollars are stretched
(They) cannot provide as much
support to the students
Russ Federman, director at
the University of Virginia, said
college used to be a time of explo-
ration, but now students must
choose a major that will guaran-
tee success in the job force.
"When I went to school in the
1960s, it was not uncommon to
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major, it means you don't know
what you want to do
Another explanation, Benton
said, is better medication of younger
people with mental problems.
"A lot of students function well
enough to get to college she said.
Federman agreed, saying he has
seen "more people coming to (UVa.)
with pre-existing depression
Less stigma about seeking
counseling is yet another reason.
"People are a lot more comfort-
able coming in (to the counseling
center) Benton said.
The study also found increases
in sexual assault, relationship
issues, family issues and person-
ality disorders.
"We were very aware that the
stress and anxiety had overtaken
relationship problems Benton
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probably not a direct reflection
of the entire country, she said.
Student stress at the Uni-
versity of Colorado at Denver,
Larsen said, may be due to its
position as an urban, commuter
university. Many of its 11,000
students work full time.
"Parking alone is enough to
give you a headache she said.
However, Rebecca Daven-
port, a psychologist at Bowling
Green State University in Ohio,
said the trends she sees at the
rural, 16,000-student university
represent a larger picture.
Davenport previously worked
at Mercyhurst College, a private
suburban college in Erie, Pa
with 3,000 students.
Although Mercyhurst Col-
lege had slightly more anxiety
problems, overall "1 was seeing
the same sorts of issues she said.
The study ended before the
terrorist attacks on Sept. 11,2001.
After Sept. 11, Kansas State Uni-
versity saw a drop in the number
of students visiting the counsel-
ing center, which Benton said was
due to "a sense of solidarity that
pulled people into a sense of
common care and concern
The effects of Sept. 11 on
students at other universities
were mixed.
Larsen, at the University of
Colorado at Denver, said she saw
"a ton" of cases afterward, although
many students did not attribute
their stress directly to that event.
Federman said case numbers
at UVa. did not increase, and it's
too soon to predict the long-term
effects of Sept. 11.
The counseling centers
have tried to address the increase
in serious mental problems in
several ways.
The University of Colorado at
Denver teaches its counselors more
techniques to address anxiety, grief
and loss. Counselors now focus on
"stress inoculation which means
teaching preventive techniques for
handling stress, Larsen said.
Craig Vickio, director of the
Bowling Green State University
center, said the center improved
its emergency response system
one and half years ago.
"Because of the increasing
numbers of crises and emergen-
cies we have a system now
in place where throughout the
day there's a person assigned for
emergencies he said.
Counselors have real-
ized they are the front line
when it comes to serious prob-
lems. Benton, at Kansas State
University, said 20 years ago
counseling centers did not
worry about diagnosing
mental illnesses.
Now, she said, "we're putting
out fires more
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events; its customers are in Cali-
fornia and Nevada only and they
are about 60 percent male.
Virgin Mobile's rebel reputa-
tion is more than just marketing;
the company really is riling the
other wireless carriers. That's
because Virgin Mobile operates
unconventionally. Rather than
own the information delivery
system - in Virgin Mobile's
case, the cellular towers and
transmission equipment - it
leases them from another wire-
less carrier, adds its own fea-
tures and brand Image and
resells service to customers.
These days Virgin Mobile
can boast a statistic that makes
it the envy of the wireless indus-
try: It says 53 percent of its
subscribers use their phones
to send text messages to each
other compared with about
20 percent for the rest of the
industry. Analysts expect
services like text messaging
to drive the use of data services
on phones, especially among
young people.
"Our largest users of text
messaging are 16 to 24-year-old
females, and then if you had
a breakdown of geography it's
spread relatively evenly Schul-
man said. "We thought that
there would be an urban tilt in
text messaging, but we haven't
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Page A8 252.328.6366 TUNY Z0PP0 Sports Editor BRANDON HUGHES Assistant Sports Editor
TUESDAY September 28, 2004
Associated Press
Top 25
No. School
Record Prev
Miami (FL)
West Virginia
Ohio State
Florida State
10 California
11 Tennessee
12 Virginia
13 LSU
14 Utah
15 Purdue
16 Florida
17 Fresno State
18 Minnesota
19 Michigan
20 Wisconsin
21 Arizona St.
22 Louisville
23 Boise State
24 Maryland
25 Ok State
Others Receiving Votes: Notre
Dame 121, Arkansas 26,
Kansas St. 24. Southern Miss.
23, Colorado 20, Missouri 11,
Stanford 10, NC State 2, South
Carolina 2, Navy 1, Texas Tech 1.
Coaches Poll
No. School Record Prev.
1 use4-01
2 Oklahoma3-02
3 Georgia3-03
4 Miami (FL)3-04
5 Texas3-05
6 Ohio State3-06
7 West Virginia4-07
8 Tennessee3-08
9 Auburn4)10
10 California2-09
11 Florida State3-111
12 Virginia4-012
13 LSU3-113
14 Utah4-014
15 Purdue3-015
16 Florida2-116
17 Fresno State3-017
18 Michigan3-118
19 Minnesota4-019
20 Wisconsin4-020
21 Boise State4-021
22 Louisville3-022
23 Maryland3-123
24 Ok State3-025
25 Arizona State4-0NR
Others Receiving Votes: Notre
Dame 83, Colorado 36, Missouri
30, Kansas State 29, Arkansas
20, North Carolina State 18,
Southern Mississippi 17,
Nebraska 11, Iowa 6, Memphis 5,
Texas Tech 5, South Carolina 3,
UCLA 3, Virginia Tech 3, Boston
College 2, Northern Illinois 1.
Conference USA
Miami (FL) 38, Houston 13
Louisville 34, North Carolina 0
UAB 35, Memphis 28
Southern Miss 32, Tulane 14
Connecticut 40, Army 3
This Day in Sports
1920 - A Chicago grand jury indicts
eight members ofthe Chicago White
Sox on charges of fixing the 1919
World Series, known as the "Black
Sox Scandal White Sox owner
Charles Comlskey immediately
suspends the eight players.
1976 - Muhammad Ali wins a
unanimous 15-round decision
over Ken Norton at Yankee
Stadium in New York to retain his
world heavyweight title.
1996 - Nebraska and Penn State
become the fifth and sixth major
colleges to win 700 games,
following Michigan, Notre Dame,
Texas and Alabama. Nebraska
routs Colorado State 65-9 and
Penn State beats Wisconsin 23-20.
1997 - Wendy Ward records the
lowest total in relation to par in
the 47-year history of the LPGA
tour for her first victory. Ward's
23-under 265 gives her a two-shot
victory in the Fleldcrest Cannon
Classic. Ward, who made just
one bogey all week, closes with
13" consecutive pars to match
Kelly Robbins' LPGA record for
the lowest 72-hole total.
2003 - Dante Hall becomes the
first player in NFL history to return
a kick for a touchdown in three
straight games, taking one back
97 yards to give Kansas City a go-
ahead score in the fourth quarter
of its 17-10 win over Baltimore.
Bearcats claw Pirates, 24-19
ECU suffers slow death
to Cincinnati at home
Oh, so close. ECU again
showed visible improvement
from a year ago, but the Pirates
came up short once again as the
University of Cincinnati downed
the Pirates 24-19 in front of
29,332 at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium
Saturday night.
The Pirates couldn't stop
the bleeding the last 8:05 of the
fourth quarter and the Bearcats
(2-1, l-O) retained possession
after a 17 play, 77-yard drive to
end the Pirates' (0-3, O-l) fate.
"The drive felt like a
slow death said Head Coach
John Thompson.
"It was frustrating. We've
got to get it back. That's the
defense's job. When it comes
time to make the play,
we've got to make the play
The young Pirates had their
chances offensively on several
occasions late in the third quarter
and early fourth, but couldn't
capitalize. The ECU offense
averaged the ECU 44-yard line
for starting field position in the
"As an offense, we had our
chances to score said ECU quar-
terback James Pinkney.
"That last drive just took
everything out of us
First year Cincinnati coach
Mark Dantonio issued a defensive
game plan the Pirates couldn't
answer. The Bearcats, who have
nine senior starters on defense,
created six sacks, including a
"They're defense was great
especially their front four scM
wide receiver Damarcus Fox.
"Trent Cole and Frazier were
two great D-ends. If the sacks
could've been avoided, then it's
a different ball game
"James Pinkney does every-
thing you ask Thompson said of
Pinkney's 192 yards passing.
"He got the heck knocked out
of him. He kept getting back up
where most people wouldn't have
gotten back up
Pinkney dropped to 25th in
the nation for total offense aver-
aging 249 yards per game. Not
helping were Pinkney's rushing
The sophomore QB finished
the day with -45 yards rushing
on 10 carries. The Pirate running
attack didn't fare much better
with a net gain of 11 yards on
31 carries.
Starting tailback Marvin
Townes was hampered by a knee
injury suffered last week. Fresh-
man sensation Chris Johnson
led the rushing attack with five
carries, 26 yards.
The Pirates scored first for
the first time all year with a
36-yard field goal by Cameron
Broadwell in the first quarter,
see LOSS page A9 The Bearcats had a lot to celebrate as they claimed their first C-USA victory Saturday night.
William & Mary pounds Lady Pirates continue
Lady Pirates at home
ECU suffered two tough losses against WCU and Charlotte.
road skid
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Shots 4
Saves 4
C. Kicks 4
Goals 0
Shots 6
Saves 6
C. Kicks 3
(SID) � The ECU women's
soccer team fell to in-state foe
Western Carolina Sunday after-
noon 2-0 in non-conference
action at Schrader Field.
After battling to a scoreless
tie after one half of play, the
Cat's (2-5-1, 0-1-1) capitalized
on increased offensive pressure
in the second half. Freshman
forward Lauren Atkinson beat
Pirate (2-6-1, 0-1-0) defender
and goalkeeper Lindsi Troxler at
the top of the box and found the
back of the net just seven minutes
into the second half to give the
Catamounts a 1-0 lead. The goal
was Atkinson's first in her col-
legiate career.
Late in the second half, soph-
omore Stephanie Svoboda drove
the ball down into Pirate terri-
tory, past two defenders, before
dishing off to Atkinson. The
freshman forward then crossed
the ball back to Svoboda for
Western's second goal of the
game and Svoboda's team-high
third on the season.
The Catamounts out shot
the Pirates 13-6, with freshman
Heather Dittmer leading the way
with three. Svoboda, Atkinson
and Megan Chambers each added
a pair as well.
The Pirates will return to
action Fri Oct. 1 when they host
DePaul in their first Conference-
USA home game of the season
at 4 p.m.
Charlotte .
The Lady Pirates dropped
their third consecutive match
Friday night as they fell in their C
USA opener to in-state rival Char-
lotte, 2-0, at Transamerica Field.
Charlotte's (1-7-0,1-0-0) Kim
Miles scored the game's first goal
when she corralled a beautiful
cross from Lindsey Palmiero.
She then sent a scoring shot
about 10 yards out past ECU
goalkeeper Lauren Church in the
38th minute.
The 49ers got an insurance
goal in the 57th minute of
play when Laura Crews scored
her first career goal on a header
from Lindsey Beam's corner
Big East losing its BCS clout
ECU played well for one set and then dropped three straight.
ECU Volleyball falls to
6-8 for season
The ECU Volleyball team
was glad to be home last Friday
as they opened play against Wil-
liam and Mary after coming off
a road trip to forget, where the
Lady Pirates lost their previous
five out of seven games. The ECU
women didn't fare any better
against the Lady Tribe, falling
4-1 and losing their eighth game
of the season.
Play started off on the right
foot for the Lady Pirates as they
were able to win their first game
in the best of five series. After
finding themselves down by
seven points, ECU was able to
rally back and win game one, 30-
28. Juniors Pam Ferris and Erica
Wilson combined for seven kills
in the win.
William and Mary bounced
back hard in game two jump
ing out to a 20-9 lead. The Lady
Pirates were able to close the gap
to within six, but couldn't come
out on top as the Lady Tribe went
on to win game two, 30-18.
It was all down hill for ECU
after game two. William and
Mary rolled on to win games
three and four with scores of
30-28 and 30-24 respectively.
ECU was out hit .253 to 171 in
the match.
"We need to work on pursu-
ing balls said Head Coach Col-
leen Munson.
"We practice hard, we work
hard. With pursuing balls comes
consistency, and with consis-
tency comes more wins
Junior liberoJohanna Bertinl
was able to dish out a career high
22 digs in the Lady Pirates' defeat.
Wilson and junior Paige Howell
led ECU with 14 kills. Howell
also led the team with a hitting
percentage of .591, the highest
match percentage on the team
this season.
With the loss, ECU now drops
to 6-8 on the season. The Lady
Pirates will be looking to bounce
back today as they face Campbell
in their last non-conference game
this season. A win is necessary
for the Lady Pirates as they open
conference play on the road this
weekend against UAB and USF.
The Lady Pirates are set
to face Campbell tonight at
7 p.m. at Williams Arena in
Minges Coliseum.
This writer can be contacted at
BC stumbled on the road at Wake Forest as they lost, 17-14.
(KRT)�No matter which way
the Big East Conference turns,
it bumps into criticism and bad
news like a blindfolded person
in a dark room looking for light
a switch.
With Miami and Virginia
Tech now playing football on
Tobacco Road, the Big East finds
itself relegated to the nonsmok-
ing, no-respect section. Add an
"L" (for losing teams and games)
and, for 2004, it's the Big Least.
The Big Easy also fits.
The league has the same
number of teams in the Top
25 as Conference USA and the
Mountain West Conference,
and one less than the Western
Athletic Conference.
"It's not our fault schools
decided to leave said West Vir-
ginia coach Rich Rodriguez.
"It wasn't like we said, Get
out I think the Big East is fine.
Our administrators have a great
plan for the future.
"The perception is that the
Big East is weak, and it is a false
Perhaps. But don't tell that
to the five NCAA Division I-A
conferences not in the Bowl
Championship Series, the confer-
ences whose champions don't get
automatic BCS bids.
The Big East is one of the six
BCS conferences and is guaran-
teed that status for the next four
years. But now that the Big East
Big LeastBig Easy has lost some
of its football clout, the buzzards
are circling.
Saturday was not a good day
for the Big East's reputation.
Syracuse was no match for
Virginia, Temple - which is
being evicted from the Big East
after this season - lost to Toledo
and Pittsburgh had to score 21
fourth-quarter points to pull
off an overtime victory against
NCAA Division I-AA Furman.
Boston College lost at Wake
Forest, not that the Big East cared
that much. The Eagles, who were
off to a 3-0 start, jump to the ACC
next year.
The main (only?) good news
was that 2005 additions Lou-
isville, Cincinnati and South
Florida all won Saturday.
The only ranked Big East
team is No. 6 West Virginia.
The Mountaineers are 4-0 and
don't face another team that is
currently ranked. West Virginia's
toughest remaining games figure
to be Saturday at Virginia Tech
and Nov. 13 at home against
Boston College.
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speculative fun begins. While
an undefeated West Virginia
would be a boost for the
beaten-down Big East, if the
Mountaineers go 11-0, it could
cause yet another Bowl Champi-
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With the exception of Damarcus Fox, ECU receivers missed several opportunites to make big
tory and the longest since Marcus
Crandell found Mitchell Gallo-
way back on Oct. 11, 1995.
"We saw the one-on-one
(coverage Pinkney said.
"Fox is a speedster. It was a
five-step drop, Fox got by him
and I just threw the ball
Darmarcus Fox had a career-
day in pass receptions (five) and
yards (161). Fox's 161 yards ranks
seventh all-time in a single game
by a receiver.
"It was amazing Fox said.
"I would trade all of that for
a win. All of the yards and the
touchdown was good for the
moment and it feels good, but a
win would have felt better
A questionable call on a
punt-block by Tommie Bradley
erased sure field-position for the
Pirates. The Cincinnati punter
bobbled the snap, but Bradley was
called for running into the kicker.
The crowd, coaches and
players were all sent into a frenzy
after a long conference by the
"1 was told that the punter
reestablished himself Thomp-
son said in a dejected manner
after the game.
On the next possession,
Thompson decided to go for a
but the downside was the drive
stalled after a big 37-yard pass to
Damarcus Fox.
After a second Cincinnati
three-and-out, Pinkney fumbled
a hurried snap on the ECU 49
yard line.
Gino Guidugli, who made
his 40th consecutive start for
the Bearcats, took advantage of
the turnover, issuing a six-yard
touchdown pass to wide receiver
Brent Celek.
On the ensuing kickoff, Chris'
Johnson fumbled on the ECU 19.
Cincinnati capitalized again on
an ECU turnover with a 25-yard
field goal by Kevin Lovell.
The Pirates answered with a
14 play, 74-yard drive that ended
in another 25-yard field goal by
Broadwell. Cincinnati held ECU
after the Pirates had first-and-
goal from the two.
On the next Cincinnati pos-
session, Guidugli hurried a lateral
to the feet of his running back
and Kyle Chase picked up the
fumble on the Cincinnati 22.
The Pirates only took 27
seconds to score when Pinkney
found fullback Jamarcus Veal
on a six-yard touchdown pass.
It was the first career touchdown
for Veal.
On the Pirates' next pos-
session, Pinkney was sacked
on two consecutive plays. The
second was ruled a safety as
Cincinnati senior line-
backer Jamar Enzor ter-
rorized Pinkney in his
own endzone.
The Bearcats once again took
advantage of ECU's miscues
after the safety. Cincinnati had
a 10 play, 54-yard drive that
concluded on a Butler Benton
one-yard touchdown run. The
Bearcats trick-attempt at a two-
point conversion failed.
Benton finished the day with
127 yards on 25 carries while
his counterpart Richard Hall
had 98 yards on 20 carries.
The Pirates now rank dead last
at 117th in the nation in rush-
ing defense allowing nearly 312
yards per game.
After the half, Cincinnati
scored first with a gut-wrench-
ing 18 play, 82 yard drive that
ate nearly five minutes off the
clock. Guidugli threw his 56th
career touchdown pass to Han-
nibal Thomas.
The electricity came back to
the crowd as Pinkney completed
a 75-yard bomb to Fox. It was the
ninth longest pass in school his-
plays Saturday night.
fourth-and-two on the Cincin-
nati 48. However, the Cincinnati
defensive pressure strangled
the Pirate offense once again.
ECU's next two drives stalled and
the Pirates were never in scoring
position again.
"If you could see that dress-
ing room and be around those
guys you will see where the real
hurt is Thompson said.
"It is not injury, but it is
Players were seen vis-
ibly sobbing leaving the field.
The Pirates knew it was a win-
nable game that slipped through
their hands.
The Pirates will travel next
Saturday, Oct. 2 to Papa John
Stadium to take on No. 22 Lou-
We have got a lot of gas left in
our tank Thompson said.
"We are going to keep roll-
"We're not going to quit fight-
ing said defensive end Richard
Koonce of the 0-3 record.
"We're not going to stop.
We're still going to be a family,
no matter what
This writer can be contacted at
sports@theeastcarolinian. com.
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Brown has played more of a
(KRT)� Perhaps future Hall
of Famers Jerry Rice and Tim
Brown can one day look each
other in the eye and ask:
What happened to us?
Rice, 41, caught zero passes a
week ago for the first time since
198S. Brown was more involved
for the Bucs, with seven recep-
tions. But the man with a career
average of 13.7 yards per catch
gets about half that now. And
Tampa Bay's injury-riddled roster
is so thin that Brown is the NFL's
senior punt returner, at 38.
So a second question may
Is it time?
"Very seldom do we know it's
time to hang it up said Jim Plun-
kett, the former Stanford quar-
terback who kept his own NFL
career going until he reached 40.
"Usually we all have to be told
by someone else not that they're
necessarily right
Former NFL players are not
inclined to pass udgment on Rice
and Brown for extending their
careers past their prime. Talk
with even a handful of them and
it is evident that there's no for-
mula for determining when it's
time to run off the field for keeps.
Plunkett thought he could
still play until then-Raiders coach
Mike Shanahan told him in 1988
that his days as a Raider were over
and no other NFL team showed
role in scoring for the Bucs.
interest. Former 49ers running
back Roger Craig woke up one
morning at 33 and knew it was
time to move on. Center Randy
Cross figured out more gradually
that his level of play had dropped
after 13 years as a 49er. Defensive
back Rod Woodson, who finished
last season with the Raiders, let
his knee make the decision.
And wide receiver Lynn Swann,
whose nine-year career with Pitts-
burgh could easily have been
extended beyond the 1982 season,
treated it strictly as a business
matter. Broadcasting beckoned.
"Could 1 have played another
two or three years? Absolutely.
Did I leave something behind?
Absolutely said Swann, whose
16.3 yards per reception helped
put him in the Hall of Fame.
"But that was OK. I didn't
think the opportunity presented
to me by ABC would be there the
next year, and so 1 took it
He turns to the words of NBA
legend Julius Erving in explain-
ing how most pro athletes look at
retirement (even though Swann
didn't follow the advice).
"He said, I'd rather play one
year too long than one year too
few Swann said, 52, who is one
of ABC's more visible analysts.
"If you get out thinking
you've still got something to give,
you'll always regret it
For most players, Swann said,
multimillion-dollar salaries are a
big incentive to keep playing. But
there are others: the camaraderie,
the challenge and the crowds.
There's also ego and, Swann
said, don't buy into the idea that
some players are such nice guys
that they don't have one.
"Every guy on that field
believes 100 percent in himself
and his ability to beat the guy
on the other side. Every guy's
got an ego Swann said, "and it's
tough to swallow when they tell
you 'We're going to put you on
the bench
Swann said he never wanted
to face that moment. Other play-
ers have been willing to make
the accommodation.
Craig spent the final two
years of his career with Minne-
sota. With the Raiders in 1991,
he carried the ball 162 times;
with the Vikings, that number
dropped to 105, then 38. That
wasn't a problem, he said. He
knew his role was to help younger
players develop.
"When Dennis Green called
me to come to Minnesota, he
said, 'Roger, I need you to lead
the ship, to show these guys
what it takes to be a champion
said Craig, now the director
of business development for
Tibco Software.
Early in his final season,
Craig knew in an instant that the
end was near.
"Normally I was the first
guy in and the last one to leave
the football field he said. "One
morning I just could not do it. I
didn't have the same passion.
That internal wake-up call
never came for Plunkett.
So what is happening now
with Rice and Brown?
Cross goes a little further
than the other former players in
his assessment: "Jerry was play-
ing last year better than a pretty
good percentage of the receivers
in this league. Tim, on the other
hand, wasn't
Swann said that, ultimately,
it gets back to that willingness to
make adjustments.
"Has time passed them by as
starters? It is certainly catching
up with them if not about to
pass them Swann said, adding
that each player must decide
how long he is willing to play a
subordinate role.
"Then at some point, it won't
be their decision
A teammate of Rice's and
Brown's last season in Oakland,
Woodson said the two wide
receivers are being held to an
unreasonable standard their past.
"Don't compare them to their
legends said Woodson, 39, who
now serves as an analyst on the
NFL Network after an injured left
knee prompted his retirement.
"You should compare Jerry
to the other receivers in the NFL
now. That's fair. And it's fair to
Tim in Tampa, too.
"I think we get caught up
with the birth certificate thing.
We want to know how old they
are. They're diminishing their
legacy? It's unfair to compare
them to their legacy
West Virginia is by far the strongest team in the Big East.
Voters in both polls love
teams with a zero in the loss
column. That means that as long
as West Virginia keeps winning,
it will keep moving up. One of the
teams currently ranked ahead of
the 'Neers (Oklahoma or Texas)
will lose at least one game.
If West Virginia finishes No.
2 in the rapkings behind an
undefeated team, would one-loss
teams from stronger conferences
scream about injustice?
And if West Virginia finishes
undefeated but ranked No. 3
because the poll voters decide
that a one-loss team from a stron-
ger conference should be No. 2,
would West Virginia and the Big
East scream about injustice "and"
The answer to both conjec-
tural questions is an emphatic
There were 10 games last
week between teams from Bowl
Championship Series confer-
ences and non-BCS conferences.
The BCS teams won seven. For
the season, the BCS vs. non-
BCS scoreboard reads 70-16 in
favor of The Big Boys. After
gaining 514 yards rushing in his
first two games to lead NCAA
Division I-A in rushing, Louisi-
ana Tech junior running back
Ryan Moats has gained only 178
yards in his past two contests.
Best games: Auburn at Ten-
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Virginia at Virginia Tech, Wake
Forest at North Carolina State.
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The top five candidates for
the Heisman Trophy:
1. Matt Leinart, Southern Cal
quarterback: He was cool and col-
lected in leading the Trojans back
from a 28-17 halftime deficit to
beat Stanford.
2. Cedric Benson, Texas run-
ning back: Continues to show
consistent production. In three
games, he has rushed for 181, 188.
and 189 yards.
3. Kyle Orton, Purdue quar-
terback: For the season, 13 touch-
down passes with no intercep-
tions. A productive game and vie
tory at Notre Dame on Saturday
would be a huge boost.
4. Jason White, Oklahoma
quarterback: You snooze, you lose
ground. White and the Sooners
had the weekend off, but he's
got plenty of games in which to,
move up.
5. Chris Leak, Florida quarter-
back: The sophomore didn't help
his case against Kentucky on Sat-
urday, throwing three intercep
tions in the Gators' 20-3 victory.
The top five candidates for
the Davey O'Brien National,
Quarterback Award:
1. Matt Leinart, Southern Cal:
Completed 24 of 30 passes for'
308 yards against Stanford. He
also scored on a 1-yard run.
2. Kyle Orton, Purdue: Against
Illinois, he was 35-of-SO for 366
yards and four touchdowns. For'
the season, he has attempted 96,
passes without an interception.
3. Jason White, Okla-
homa: The defending Heisman.
Trophy winner ranks seventh in
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against Texas Tech on Saturday. '
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5. Jason Campbell, Auburn:
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The East Carolinian, September 28, 2004
East Carolina's student-run campus newspaper was first published in 1923 as the East Carolina Teachers College News (1923-1925). It has been re-named as The Teco Echo (1925, 1926-1952), East Carolinian (1952-1969), Fountainhead (1969-1979), and The East Carolinian (1969, 1979-present). It includes local, state, national, and international stories with a focus on campus events.
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