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WEDNESDAY September 29, 2004
THE EAST CAROLINIAN
Student Government Association candidates
Dale L Thomas, Jr.
Senior Class President
Senior Class President
Senior Class President
Senior Vice President
Senior Vice President
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Freshman Class President
Freshman vice President
Freshman Vice President
CamHce Renee O'Neal
Freshman Vice President
Freshman Vice President
Graduate Class President
Students encouraged to participate
This semester's Student Government
Association's class officer and senator elections are
being held Wednesday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m giving
students a chance to have a voice in how various
issues are run
Voting takes place today from
9 am - 5 p.m.
There will be a voting site set up
at the Wright Plaza.
Today is the only day students
can vote tor the class officers or
Log onto ECU'S Onestop homep-
age. Look under Tools to And
Applcatlons for SGA senator
positions are accepted
throughout the semester
can find more
about the rep-
Wright plaza to
talk to them
they will be out
there all week,
will have the
to vote for the
they feel best
Paul said each class representative usually
stresses different issues. The freshman class issues
are commonly concerned with issues such as
parking and ensuring an efficient bus system to
the freshman parking lots, while seniors are more
concerned with graduation issues.
Paul said it is important for every ECU
student to learn what each candidate is looking
to improve so they can make the best selection
"These are the people that are going to
represent them for this coming year. If they
have a particular issue or concern they feel needs
to be addressed, they need to select the best candi-
date to take on that responsibility Paul said.
This election includes candidates for class offi-
cer, class senators and residence hall senators. The
class officer position works more intimately with the
class they represent to ensure the specific needs and
wants of that class are heard. They work through
the SGA by talking to the SGA senate to get opin-
ions on student needs. Senators sit with the SGA
and work to get these certain issues passed
for the students.
Last semester, these SGA officials were asked
to decide on how the last May's graduation would
Paul said voting is a good way for students
to have a complete, entire voice and is a way for
people to get the right into the action.
Each student will have the opportunity to
vote for the representatives for each class and
each class representative has an impact on each
"Everyone is concerned about tuition and class
availability. Those are issues everyone can come
together on Paul said.
Zack Lemley, freshman business man-
agement major, said it is important for all
students to vote. Lemley said he noticed many
students complaining about certain issues within
ECU and the election is the best way to get those
"I don't see how people can complain about
something if they have the option to vote and
they choose not to said Lemley.
Katelyn Rockwell, freshman history education
major, said she agrees the election is important.
"Everyone needs representation, so I think it's
important that everyone votes said Rockwell.
"For ECU to grow and ensure we get a good
education, you have to make sure the right people
are put in the right places to ensure our campus
continues to prosper
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Second annual Career Xpo Week to help students
Week of activities
to assist students in
Student professional devel-
I opment is hosting the second
annual "Career Xpo Week
i offering a variety of events to
assist students in refining the
skills they need to get the job
� opportunities they desire and the
chance to meet with more than a
The main event, titled the
"Career Xpo Xtreme" job fair Is
taking place today in Mendenhall
Student Center Brickyard from 10
a.m. - 2 p.m. This fair, targeted for
students in every major, will have
approximately 120 employers
present, ranging from construc-
tion, business, communication,
hospitality, government, social
work, criminal justice, education
and health fields.
Some of the non-profit orga-
nizations scheduled to attend
include Americorps, Peace Corps,
the Food Bank of central and
eastern North Carolina, the
Real Crisis Intervention Center
and Summer Moore's Children's
Center of Easter Seals UCP NC.
These organizations are seek-
ing qualified part-time employ-
ees, interns and volunteers.
On Thursday and Friday, the
"Xtreme Interviews" event will
take place. Students are asked
to visit the student professional
development Web site, or call
the student professional develop-
ment office at 328-60SO to find
out more information on how
to sign up and take part in these
Catrlna Davis, assistant direc-
torliaison for the college of
education and human ecology,
said she advises all students to
attend the activities planned for
"Students need to plan which
career they want. The fairs this
week will give students the
opportunity to find a job they
want. This is their chance to
explore careers and confirm or
deny whether a career is right for
them said Davis.
One of the goals for this event
is for students to become experi-
enced in writing resumes, having
powerful interviews and surviv-
ing job fairs while having fun.
The "Xtreme Interviews" are
mock interviews to help prepare
students for real employment
interviews. These interviews can
help students get used to being
interviewed, making their inter-
views more powerful and smooth.
The "Community Service
Info. Xpo" will help students
looking for volunteer or intern-
ship opportunities. Getting
involved in this activity may
allow students to explore careers
by allowing them to receive
hands-on experience in the fields
they are interested in.
The workshops the SPD spon-
sored Aug. 30 - Sept. 22 have given
ECU students the knowledge they
need to impress employers. The
students learned how to conduct
themselves, how to dress, how to
speak and all the other essentials
it takes to get a great job of their
Davis said this fair is the
chance for students to "market"
themselves to the employers in
This is only the second year
for the campus-wide career week,
but SPD is hoping for an even
larger crowd than the 3,000 stu-
dents who came to the fairs last
year. The event was so success-
ful last year that the student
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voting is still open for homecoming
king and queen and SGA
elections. Today is the last day
to vote. Visit Onestop.ecu.edu for
Voter registration drive
Alpha Omicron Pi sorority and
Delta Sigma Phi fraternity are
hosting a voter registration drive
this week in Mendenhall during
lunch and dinner meal times.
These times include 11 am. - 2
p.m. and 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Vlcki Yohe Concert
Oct 1, at the Greenville Convention
Center, 303 SE Greenville Blvd
7:30 p.m. Nominated for the 2004
Dove Award, Vicki wrote and
sang her first song at age five
and has since recorded many hit
records during her singing career.
Sponsored by MVP & Associates
Promotions. Contact 353-4805.
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.
In a fundraising event by the ECU
Scuba Diving Club, there will be
two events at Minges Coliseum
pool 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. Participants must
sign up three days in advance.
Contact Jason Wright at 328-
7271 or asonlwright�gmail.com
The Travel-Adventure Film &
Theme Dinner Series opens at
Hendrix Theater on the main floor
of Mendenhall Student Center,
with Bavaria and trie Black Forest
by Fran Reidelberger Sunday, Oct.
3 at 3 p.m.
The Annual Crime Stoppers
Telethon is being held Oct. 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
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. It is being
held Oct. 3 at the Rock Springs
Center, Highway 43 in Greenville
from 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Contact
830-8900 for more information.
The American Tribal Live - Rock
musical HAIR will be on the
main stage at McGinnis Theatre
from Sept. 30 - Oct 5. Parental
guidance is suggested due to
profanity, drug references and the
potential for on-stage nudity. For
ticket prices, call the box office at
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. The
performance will take place Oct.
2 in Wright Auditorium at 8 p.m.
Contact 328-6851 or 1-800-ECU-
ARTS for ticket information.
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 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.
State considering criminal
checks tor doctors
medical licensing board will consider
requiring criminal background checks
Jim Knight, a spokesman for the
state Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Department, said a draft of the
proposal calls for a change in state
law to allow national screening of
medical license applicants. South
Carolina requires such screening for
day-care workers and teachers.
The department's medical board will
consider the proposal in November.
The issue came up last week when
investigators discovered a West
Columbia physician had failed to
report a 1966 felony conviction in
Michigan when he applied for a South
Carolina medical license.
Dr James M. Shortt was 19 years
old when he was convicted of felony
switchblade possession. At the time,
Shortt was known as James Michael
Shortt now is under investigation by
medical regulators and police after
one of his patient's died following an
alternative medical treatment.
Some patient advocates support
criminal checks for physicians.
"We know that the majority of
physicians are qualified, honorable
people said Dave Almeida, executive
director of the state chapter of the
National Alliance for the Mentally III.
'But when anyone is dealing with very
vulnerable people, we think prudence
is the best course of action.
"We don't have an official position
on (background checks), but frankly,
it sounds like a no-bralner
South Carolina is among several
states not requiring any sort of
background checks. At least 10
states, including North Carolina
require national criminal checks for
medical license applicants. Four
other states including New Jersey
require checks of in-state records.
Prosecutor: NC woman killed
pilot husband to
FAYETTEVILLE, NC (AP) - A video
store manager testified Monday that
accused killer Michelle Theer had
drying blood on her face and hands
when she came into the store seeking
help on the night of her husband's
Theer, a former psychologist in
Fayetteville, is charged with murder
and conspiring with her lover in the
Dec. 17,2000, shooting death of her
husband, Capt Marty Theer, a pilot at
Pope Air Force Base. Her trial opened
Chondra Fuzie, the manager of a
Video Hut store, said Theer asked
employees of the store to call 911
because her husband had been
shot. Fuzie and Joyce Smith, another
employee, testified that Theer
appeared upset, but they saw no
signs that she had been crying.
In his opening statements, District
Attorney Ed Grannis told the jury
Theer arranged for Army Staff Sgt
John Diamond to kill her husband
so she could collect on his insurance
policy. Diamond was sentenced to life
in prison in August 2001.
Theer was indicted in May 2002 and
was arrested three months later near
Fort Lauderdale, Fla, where she was
living under a different name and had
cut and dyed her hair.
New Yorx's Penn
Station evacuated after
two fires broke out
NEW YORK (AP) - Penn Station was
evacuated and train service was
halted for about three hours Monday
after two fires broke out, causing
chaos for thousands of travelers at
one of the nation's busiest commuter
Commuters suffered through delays
and cancellations in the evening rush,
which Amtrak spokeswoman Marcie
Golgoski had predicted would be
The fires occurred in a transformer
beneath the East River and on tracks
near a terminal entrance, authorities
said. Rve people were taken to the
hospital for smoke inhalation, but
there were no serious injuries.
The causes of both fires were under
Gender bias expert
speaks at ECU
on existing issues
David Sadker, gender bias
expert, lectured students, faculty
and the general public on the
inequality between genders in
The workshop, sponsored by
the Teaching Fellows, took place
Sadker, an author of books
such as Failing at Fairness: How Our
Schools Cheat Girls and Classroom
Role Play: Bringing the Research
to Life, had three informative
In the first session, Sadker
and several students edu-
cated the attendants on bias
issues that exist in classrooms.
Sadker displayed the subtle
things teachers do which can
be considered as gender bias.
He played the role of a teacher
and demonstrated how teach-
ers tend to praise and call on
male students more frequently.
On the other hand, girls get more
attention on physical appearance
or their work appearance rather
than for content.
Males and females were
also segregated in the class-
room. Sadker said there is no
educational reason to divide
ourselves by race or gender.
In this session, segments
were played from "Dateline
These segments featured David
Sadker and his deceased wife
Mlra Sadker. "Dateline" taped
a teacher and her class to see
if there were any incidents
of gender bias. When "Date-
line" looked at the tape, they
saw none. However, when
Sadker looked at It, he noticed
subtle signs, such as the teacher
helping the boys more or just
giving them more feedback, rather
blatant signs of gender bias.
Pamela Ehly, adjunct instruc-
tor in the department of curricu-
lum at ECU, said we are subcon-
sciously aware of gender bias, and
the issue needs to be brought in
The next session, entitled
"Brief overview of Gender Bias
in the Schools: 'Sadker's Top 10
List of What's Happening with
Gender and Schools Today
Sadker started this lecture
by showing a children's book
and its dangerous effect on chil-
dren's lives. In the elementary
books, girls have passive roles.
The book was showing ideas
such as little boys will be the
doctor and little girls the nurse.
One of the top 10 things on
Sadker's list was the shifting
academic gender bias gap.
Sadker talked about how girls
are better in high school
and need to go to college to
earn a salary equivalent
or higher than a male high school
Women have been making
advances in careers in biology,
physics and engineering, Sadker
said. We are losing ground in
the technology field with it now
being 75 percent male.
Another Issue was class-
room interactions and teacher
education. This was stressing the fact
that students are not being taught
about gender bias in the classroom.
The final session from 11 a.m.
- 12 a.m. was entitled "Lessons
Learned from Single Sex Class-
rooms - Practical strategies for
more effective teaching
Sadker said a lot of people
think single sex schools are
effective. The research is tenta-
tive for girls, but it seems as if
they may do better in that type
of environment. Leadership roles
that have to be filled by women,
making them take the initiative,
may be one of the reasons for this.
In this session, we saw another
"Dateline" tape. This tape showed
how a professor taught a coed class
and how he taught his single sex
female class. He taught the female
class by assigning them group
work; he also gave them more
hands on experience. The atmo-
sphere for the girls' class was also
very informal and they focused
more on learning the material and
not how much they were trying
to cover. The coed class was run
more formally. They were taught
a lot of material, but did not have
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The fires forced Amtrak, the Long
Island Rail Road and New Jersey
transit to alter routes. Subway service
through the station was unaffected.
Lori Smith of Amsterdam, NY, heading
to Georgia to visit her sister, said:
"This is depressing. I took time off and
now this is eating into my vacation
Schwarzenegger signs ban on
smoking In prisons
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov.
Arnold Schwarzenegger signed
legislation Monday that bans
tobacco at California prisons, despite
complaints that the law would simply
drive tobacco use underground.
The bill's author, Republican
Assemblyman Tim Leslie, predicted
the legislation would "drastically
reduce' prison health care costs.
"The governor has put us on the
road to saving taxpayer dollars and
prisoners' lives he said.
Seven other states already have full
smoking bans in their prisons and five
others have partial bans, said Kevin
O'Neill, a Leslie aide.
Jim Undburg, legislative director for
the Friends Committee on Legislation,
said a more effective approach would
be to encourage prisoners to stop
smoking by providing them with
nicotine patches and gum.
"There Is a lot of evidence that
suggests that in prisons that have
already done this that tobacco Is
becoming the No. 1 contraband item
he said. The reason for that is it can
be purchased very cheaply on the
outside and can be sold over and
over on the inside. It's a big money
The ban would cover both inmates
and staff at the state's adult and youth
prisons, starting next year, except in
staff housing when prisoners are
not present and at Indian religious
Schwarzenegger also signed another
prison-related bill. It will require
courts, except in unusual cases, to
order a hate crime defendant placed
on probation to stay away from the
victim or the victim's family.
Two U.S. soldiers charged In
Death of Iraqi civilian
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Two U.S.
soldiers have been charged with
murder in the death of an Iraqi civilian,
the 1st Cavalry Division announced
A military statement identified the
soldiers as Staff Sgt Johnny Home
Jr. and Staff Sgt. Cardenas Alban,
both from Company C, 1st Battalion,
41st Infantry Regiment from Fort
Fort Riley spokeswoman Sam
Robinson said Home, 30, of Winston-
Salem, NC, and Alban, 29, of Carson,
Calif were both on their second tour
of duty in Iraq with the unit.
The statement said the alleged
incidents are not related to
murder charges filed against Sgt.
Michael Williams and Spc. Brent
May, from the same unit. They were
charged in the deaths of three Iraqis,
the military announced last week.
Williams was also charged with
obstruction of justice and making a
false official statement, the military
Approximately 800 soldiers from the
1st Battalion, 41st Infantry are serving
their second tour in Iraq. Robinson
said the unit, which is part of the
3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division,
is temporarily serving with the 1st
Cavalry while in Iraq.
Home joined the Army in September
1999 and arrived at Fort Riley in April
2003. Alban joined the Army in April
1997 and arrived at Fort Riley in
Newly discovered Hemingway
story surfaces In Rome, but It
can't be published
ROME (AP) - A bullfight, an act of
bravado, a brush with death. A newly
discovered story by the young Ernest
Hemingway has all the elements to
delight fans and scholars - but it can't
The late writer's estate hasn't
approved publication of the 1924
piece, a gory, over-the-top parody
about a bullfight in the Spanish city
of Pamplona, the manuscript's owner,
Donald Stewart, told The Associated
Press on Monday.
People who have seen the story say
It's no masterpiece. But it could give
important clues about Hemingway's
first attempts at trying on different
literary styles - especially because
most of his early work disappeared
when his suitcase was stolen in the
The short story also foreshadows
Hemingway's fascination with blood,
spectacle and bullfights. Two years
later, he published the classic The
Sun Also Rises, about aimless
expatriates hanging out in Paris and
the bull-running city of Pamplona.
The tone of the tale, written when
Hemingway was in his mid-20s, Is
light and satirical. Its main character
is a comic personification of "what
later became the Hemingway myth
Stewart said by telephone from his
home in Rome. "A heroic man with a
lot of hair on hi6 chest
Hemingway scholar J. Gerald
Kennedy, who has a copy, guffawed
out loud as he paraphrased the story
over the phone. The main character
kills the bull with his bare hands. But
the hapless hero loses part of his
entrails - his duodenum ends up in
"It's pretty typical of the kind of
after-hours parody Hemingway was
writing in Paris in the mid-20s said
Kennedy, a professor at Louisiana
State University in Baton Rouge,
La and vice president of the Ernest
Hemingway Foundation. "It's not great
literature. He's still a year away from
writing The Sun Also Rises
Stewart, a 72-year-old writer, had
the documents for, years without
realizing it. He recently discovered
the manuscript and letter from
Hemingway in an envelope left by
his father, Donald Ogden Stewart,
who died in 1980.
Suzanne Balaban, vice president
and director of publicity at
Scribner's, Hemingway's original
publisher, said "the Hemingway
estate doesn't feel they've really
explored the best way to present this
story to the public
She said the story might be published
in the future, "but that hasn't been
Though the documents cannot
be printed, they can be sold
as artifacts, a legal quirk of the
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professional development center
decided to have the campus-wide
career fair this year. Another
general campus-wide career fair is
coming up in the spring semester,
In previous years, each of
ECU's departments had their
own individual career fairs. The
student professional develop-
ment center decided to change
that last year.
"ECU has made student suc-
cess a priority. Career readiness
is a journey and we would like
students to arrive at the career
of their choice said Suzanne
Martin, assistant vice chancellor
for academic affairs.
This is what prompted Martin
and her co-workers to set up this
event, which will help students
of every major, explore differ-
ent careers, get internships and
polish the skills needed to impress
a prospective employer. This
will enable students to have
job offers by the time they
ECU students have shown
support and interest in the sched-
Students receive information from the visiting employers.
"I think job fairs aren't great
for the student population unless
the fair will offer them an opportu-
nity to figure out what they want to
ma jor in. This fair sounds like it will
said Ashley Graney, sophomore
middle grades education major.
This event has been designed
to benefit every student, from
the first-year freshman to the
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New committee formed at ECU
as much substance. It is thought
if you take the concepts of the
single sex female class and apply
it to the coed class, then gender
bias issues would improve tre-
Cheryl Dudasik-Wiggs, co-
director of women's studies pro-
gram, said we need to re-examine
how we teach to be fair.
John Helton, a senior family
community services major, said the
presentation made us aware and
conscious of our flaws because we
do not consciously think of gender
bias. I le said we need equality, and
it starts in the classroom.
Martha Parrish said this pro-
gram was the first the Teaching
Fellows had done of this sort,
but they will try to do it again.
Next year, they will try to feature
another author. They will possi-
bly bring Sadker back in the near
future. Martha Parrish, along
with the Teaching Fellows, said
they enjoyed hosting Sadker and
learned a great deal from his and
his wife's hard work and dedica-
tion t. gender equity.
"1 ney have been hypnotized,
they'll wake up said Sadker.
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Committee looks to
A new committee at ECU, the
Student Neighborhood Advisory
Council, was formed this year
in conjunction with the Center
for Off Campus Living, to
address issues within the neigh-
borhood dealing with ECU stu-
dents and their neighborhoods.
This committee is meeting
on a regular basis to discuss
various issues regarding ECU
students and their relations
with their neighbors. The com-
mittee is also working to ensure
all rules and regulations are
enforced with both student
tenants and their landlords.
"I've already had several
calls from housing, I will file
a complaint with my name on
it, the landlord doesn't have to
know who made the complaint
"I am for the students, not
Lieberman has been doing
walk and talks within the
student neighborhoods inform-
ing the necessary students of
regulations they may not have
been following. She said most
students have cooperated and
have taken care of the prob-
"My biggest complaints have
been noise and garbage Lieber-
Loud noise is probably one
of the largest issues Lieberman
said. There are several different
forms of noise including parties
and car stereos.
"I want to promote all of the
positive things these students
are doing within the neigh-
borhoods because then the
community hears about this
Lieberman said she was
driving within a student neigh-
borhood and saw a house with a
cinder block on the roof placed
there to prevent water from
leaking into the house, which is
below the standard line.
Students are often unfa-
miliar with specific laws and
regulations, such as they are not
allowed to have couches in their
front yard or porch.
A major issue students
addressed was parking. Issues
brought up at the meeting
included underage drinking, cars,
trash and weeds in the neighbor-
hood adjacent to campus.
Scenario developed by
city staff, all rental property
owners with singe family
residential zoning districts within
Greenville would be required to
register their properties with the
city at no fee. They would also
certify the number of frequently
violated codes within single
They would also certify they
would share this information
with their tenants. If within a year
there was an accumulation of vio-
lations, that would accumulate to
a number of points requiring
them to pay a fee to renew their
license to pay for the city having
to go out and enforce their city
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Jan. 18 - there Is a landlord
fair allowing landlords to have
an open house for students
to sign leases on the spot or
take leases with them.
this in the nation and ECU's is
the first one formed in North
Carolina. Lieberman is flying up
to New York and meeting with
school officials from Syracuse
and SUNY Albany to inform
them about ECU'S program.
Students have shown support
for this program and agree it will
benefit their living conditions.
Chandre Davis, freshman
health sciences management
major, said she feels the com-
mittee will be effective in taking
care of the problems because it
is a university based committee.
Landlords may notake student
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and students not knowing where not
to go to address the living prob-
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For many students, coming to college marks a
passage into adulthood - a time of indepen-
dence and newfound responsibility.
One such issue that is important for students to
be extremely responsible with is their health.
Once a man or a woman turns 18, doctors
recommend yearly exams to check for cancer.
Failing to have a yearly exam can result in
a more vicious battle with cancer or even
Three screenings that are essential for students
to get are screenings for colo-rectal cancer,
breast cancer and cervical cancer.
In 2002, colo-rectal cancer killed an estimated
56,000 people; about 40,000 women died of
breast cancer and an estimated 4,000 women
died of cervical cancer.
According to the National Center for Chronic
Disease Prevention, screenings for colo-rectal
cancer can reduce the number of deaths
related to this disease by 30 percent and a
mammogram every 1-2 years can reduce the
risk of breast cancer by 16 percent.
However, these screenings are not the only
ones students should receive.
Every student should check with his or her
parents to find out their family's medical history
and get check-ups based on that individual's
susceptibility to cancer.
ECU'S Student Health Service offers many
of these screenings, some at no cost to stu-
dents. To find out more, visit their Web site at
www.ecu.edustudenthealth or call 328-6841.
TEC believes that early detection is the
best guarantee for a positive outcome with
There is no excuse for students to not be
responsible about their own health.
Early detection is as much your own respon-
sibility as it is your doctor's. Give them the
opportunity to help you live a long and satisfy-
Catching up on current headlines
Extra, extra, read all about it
This weekend, I tried to catch up
on the news - important stuff like Hur-
ricane Jeanne, the war in Iraq, the Bush
and Kerry presidential campaigns and
Britney Spears' latest marriage.
Somehow, in the midst of my good
intentions, I found my eyes wandering
from the Dan Rather headline to a sec-
tion containing odd news.
I first noticed the story about three
students at Jacksonville University
in Florida who were disciplined for a
party they held in their on-campus
Apparently, the three men installed
a stripper pole, posted want ads for
pole dancers around campus and then
bought large amounts of beer for those
in attendance. Women were admitted
to the party for free, but men were
charged $5 each.
Although no public nudity was
involved, the students were criticized
for violating alcohol policies, degrad-
ing women and altering university
It seems they have taken it in stride
and converted the former stage into a
ping pong table. Way to make the best
of a bad situation, guys.
Perhaps these future entrepreneurs
should take a lesson from real estate
(and now television) tycoon Donald
Trump. Trump never seems to be with-
out a beautiful woman on his arm or
in his wallet.
The star of "The Apprentice" is
now moving into the men's fragrance
market. According to a recent news
blurb, "The Donald" has teamed up
with Estee Lauder Cosmetics to launch
a new men's cologne that will be sold as
"Donald Trump, The Fragrance
For $60, you too can smell like
success, whatever that means. I'm sure
the candidates on the new season of
"The Apprentice" will be rushing out to
Macy's and Bloomingdale's to purchase
their own bottle of Trump's fragrance.
I'm also predicting Donald Trump
to make his next move from fragrances
to hair care products. Who else's hair
stays completely in place? Forget his
fragrance - I want his hair spray.
Of course, hair spray wouldn't do
much good for more than 150 million
Chinese men who are between the
ages of 25 and 35. An astonishing 40
percent of the male population in that
age bracket is bald.
I've heard the phrase bald is beauti-
ful, but now, it's exclusive too. A new
club that is solely for bald men has just
opened its doors in a town in southern
China. Its purpose is to give those men
suffering from hair loss a place to come
together and commiserate with one
another, as well as share suggestions
for treatment and therapy.
One of the club's advisors blames
the excessive hair loss on the fast-paced
lifestyle of the Chinese. Finally, they
now have a place to slow down, relax
and not worry a single hair on their
But enough of the international
news The headline about the hur-
ricane reminds me I need to head out
to the store and buy groceries with the
rest of eastern NC.
Online Reader Responses
Response to Sept. 23 article,
Editor's note: This is just a few of the
60-some responses to this article. To read
them all or to place your own response, visit
I think that is a load of crap. It
is just clothing. I am not going to
stop wearing an item of clothing just
because it says another college on it.
Maybe they went to the college for an
undergraduate degree and are here for
graduate school. You cannot say they
are wrong for wearing those clothes.
You can cheer for multiple schools.
I am from Greenville and have lived
here the majority of my life and
think it's ridiculous that anyone
would ridicule someone for the clothes
they wear. I thought high school was
That article is exactly right. By
wearing other school's clothing on
campus, (especially ACC schools) you
are basically telling our past leaders
you could care less about everything
they fought for. Have some pride in
your school and your education. I will
always be a Pirate because this is my
school and I will always recognize and
appreciate the people who fought those
other In-state schools so ECU can be
what it Is today.
Excuse me, where's the problem?
I didn't come to this school because
we've got this killer athletic depart-
ment. I didn't come here because I
dislike the ACC. I attend this school
so that 1 can learn. I wish to have an
education and 1 wish to learn to work
with a diverse population of people.
Sports are a nice little diversion from
what college is really about, but it is
not the real reason most of us should
be attending here. And quite frankly,
school spirit isn't even needed outside
of the sports arena. Maybe I'll wear
some other school's apparel to express
my contempt with the ECU athletic
department. After all, why do I have to
pay in my tuition for that free football
ticket to a game that I never want to
attend? Life isn't about sports. When
you see someone sporting another
school's stuff, accept that they are of a
different view and move on. You might
find you actually become a nice person
as a result. The first amendment is to
apply to our campus as well, so don't
tell me what I can and cannot wear on
your campus when I am the person who
is paying to attend here. Thank you and
� John Selzer
Great article, one of the best I
have ever read from TEC. Students
who choose to wear things from other
schools really don't know how much it
is hurting the image of ECU. It is a slap
in the face to those like Leo Jenkins,
Dr. Andrew A. Best, Laura Marie Leary
and others. I am glad many students
are now standing up and taking a stand
on this issue.
Thanks for a great article. I hope
some of these people with negative
feedback to your article will do a little
research or better yet, cruise up to
Chapel Hill, Durham, Winston Salem
or Raleigh and catch some of those
attitudes directed toward ECU there.
As an alum of 20 years, many of these
students have no idea how ECU is
perceived by some of our holier than
thou fans of other schools. If you stay
an ECU backer after you graduate and
remain in NC, you will find out. Back
your school and support it every way
and out of respect, wear your other uni-
versity apparel off campus, especially
not at athletic events. And please go
to Charlotte in November - you may
get an ugly taste in your mouth when
you wear purple gear. The State game
in Raleigh was so vile that if I had a
dollar for every time a State fan cursed
at my group, flipped us off, mooned us
or other obnoxious practices, I could
have flown anywhere in the U.S. It got
so bad at one point that a car rear ended
another car while shaking his fist and
flipping us off. Maybe that can help
you see why some ECU fans that grew
up in this culture feel the way they do.
Just think about it.
� Mark Parsons
Perhaps if ECU's basketball team
was good enough to join the ACC, I'd
support them. Until then, I'll continue
to support the team I always have
(Duke) with pride and zeal.
This is a free country and we have
the right to wear what we want, when
we want and where we want. Don't get
your panties in a bunch because not
everyone wears ECU gear. Just because
you go here doesn't mean you have to
be a huge ECU fan. I'm a Duke fan first
� Tyler Pake
Some of my fellow students
need to realize that a concert is
not a coffee house! When ECU
students, faculty andor guests
of the University are on stage
it is proper for you to refrain
from talking with your buddies.
They deserve your respect and
the people around you (some of
whom may have had to pay for
their tickets and are guests of the
University themselves) deserve to
enjoy the event without listen-
ing to your rude and incessant
It's bad enough we slap our
cell phones to our ears the minute
we get out of class, but some do
not hesitate to continue the habit
at the gym. Come on, you're
on the treadmill for a reason.
I thought these people already
exercised their mouths enough
during the day.
I'm sick of looking at girl's
butts at 8 a.m. Please stop with
the booty shorts; they're not as
attractive as you think they are.
As if wearing lanyards wasn't
bad enough, why are people wear-
ing them around their necks?
Can I just yank on them and
maybe they'll learn a lesson?
I can't stand John Kerry any
longer. I wish he would hurry up
and lose the election so we don't
have to listen to him complain-
ing about everything under the
sun. He's the biggest pessimist
I've ever heard speak.
I understand that bikers and
cars should share the road, but
it's a whole lot easier for a bike
to avoid a pedestrian on the side-
walk than it is for a car to avoid a
bike on the road.
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
As an ECU bus driver, I think
you should have interviewed a
Student Transit official for your
story on the buses Sept. 23 -
"Campus transportation woes
I think it is highly unethical of
TEC to print a story that is so
one sided. You should have given
transit a chance to answer the
questions put forth before you
ran this story. As a communica-
tion major, I know they teach us
to look at both sides of the issue.
The majority of the writers there,
I would assume are communica-
tion majors. They should know
The issues that were raised
cause a little concern for me. The
reason the buses are overloaded
is because every student thinks
they need to get on the bus like
it is the last one running. And
no one thinks they should have
to wait for another bus. Another
reason is people wait until 10
minutes before class starts to
get to the stop. If they would get
there a little early and take an
earlier bus there wouldn't be as
Secondly, the reason the
buses stay at the library so long
is to allow the other buses to hit
their stops in order. If we pulled
off from the library as soon as we
filled up we would get bunched
up in the middle somewhere and
someone would have to wait 20
minutes for a bus. No one wants
to see four buses at one stop at
the same time, do they?
Third, students who want
to get a map can obtain one
from the driver, the Mendenhall
Student Center Information
Desk or online at www.transit.
ecu.edu. Also, If they have any
questions they can call transit at
And finally, as for the adding
more buses, we have a limited
budget. We can buy only so
many buses a year. We are in
the process of phasing in new
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Dawn of the Dead:
Wednesday 9:30 p.m.
Thursday 7 p.m.
Friday 9:30 p.m.
Saturday 7p.m� 12 a.m.
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Tap 5 Movies:
1. Sky Captain and the World of
2. Mr. 3000
3. Resident Evil: Apocalypse
1. The Punisher
2. The Passion olthe Christ
3. The Lady-killers
5. Soul Plane
Top 5 TV Show:
2. Sunivor. Vanuatu
3. NFL Football
4. Will & Grace
5. Without a Trace
Tea 5 Books:
2. The Da Vinci Code
3. Jonathan Strange and Mr.
4. The Five People You Meet in
5. The Rule of Four
Top 5 CDs:
3. Tim McGraw
4. Ray Charles
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Aites - Partnerships are important,
and right now they are pivotal. You
can get somebody else to do
almost everything, except keep
everyone else inspired and on
Taurus - Complications cause a
change in plans and perhaps in
- The challenge Is to figure
out a way to do all the things to
which you've been invited without
spending a lot of cash.
Caacar - You have strict standards
to which you try to conform. Hold
out for the best, and you'll get
Im - New horizons beckon, but
don't take off quite yet. As you
begin your planning, you'll find
out what's in the way. That should
happen pretty soon.
Hrf - Friends who generally give
you good advice don't have all the
facts that you do now. Listen, but
make up your own mind.
Libra - You're spurred to take
action, but don't get excited and
try to do it all at once.
Scorpio - Curtail expansion for a
while. You're in a metamorphosis.
Withhold judgment for now, too.
Sagittarius - You may not like to
draw attention to yourself, and
that's OK, but don't let shyness
back you down when bold resolve
Capricorn - You'll get to be the
voice of reason soon. The others
are getting so mad at each other,
no logic Is getting through.
-You want to get started
and to make the commitment, but
that's not a good idea. You still
have chores from a previous
project that must be completed
first. Besides, this is a better day
for finishing than beginning.
Plscas - Don't overindulge a
loved one by purchasing
expensive but worthless gifts.
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JASON A. FREEMAN
While navigating the desert
landscape of 21st century
television, searching for the
quintessential "good" television
sitcom, 1 came to the conclu-
sion the reason there are so
few is not because something is
missing from television. In fact,
the opposite is true - it's what's
present that's complicating
In years past there were no
strong reality shows stealing pre-
cious viewers from sitcoms like
"The Cosby Show" and "Perfect
Strangers Today old favorites
like "Everybody Loves Raymond"
and "Two and a Half Men" have
to contend with an ever popular
"Monday Night Football and
newer shows like "Still Standing"
and "Listen Up" have to deal with
the onslaught from reality shows
like Mark Cuban's "The Benefac-
tor New Sitcoms even have to
compete with old sitcoms that
have been resurrected on chan-
nels like TV Land, who of course
did not have to deal with cable
television in their day.
Even with seemingly dire
circumstances facing sitcoms,
there is hope. Sitcoms experi-
ment with things like bold new
storylines, live shows and guest
appearances from major stars.
There has been some success
such as Drew Carey's annual
live show and star cameos such
as Bruce Willis' appearance as a
mental patient on "Friends" and
Janet Jackson's recent appear-
ance on "Will & Grace Sketch
comedies even show a way out for
sitcoms. "Reno 911" on Comedy
Central blurs the line between
traditional sketch comedy shows
and sitcoms. Regular charac-
ters and ongoing storylines are
complimented by a massive
amount of guest appearances
and ad lib comedy sketches
that focus more on
humor than continuity.
In an unscientific poll I con-
ducted at three locations on
campus (outside the Wright Place,
Mendenhall Student Center and
in front of Joyner Library), I
asked 40 students about their
sitcom viewing habits. Just more
than half (22 students) of those
surveyed affirmed they watch
sitcoms on a regular basis. Out
of that number, just under half
(nine students) of those who
affirmed they watch sitcoms on
a regular basis affirmed they do
not watch as many sitcoms now
as they did as a child. There are
many reasons for the exodus
of viewers from the sitcom
landscape. Of the reasons given,
70 percent (28 students) of those
surveyed affirmed they "just
don't have the time
What is filling that time? Real-
ity shows and dramas. Just under
half (19 students) of those sur-
veyed affirmed the type of shows
they mainly watched were real-
ity shows. In second place were
dramas, such as "Law and Order"
on NBC and "The Shield" on FX.
"Sitcoms today just don't hold
my attention, while dramas and
reality does said Laura Cross, a
senior sociology major.
America's Next Top Model"
is a must see - "NipTuck" is the
best show in the world
However, Shenella Eason and
Ashka Lewis, two other senior
sociology majors, feel differently
"Sitcoms give you an escape
from everyday life. If your family
is not like the sitcom, it gives
you something to hope for
besides with all the violence
on TV. Sometimes an escape
is not that bad an idea said
Eason. Lewis agreed and said,
"I love sitcoms! They keep me
entertained when there is noth-
ing to do
It seems there is still a func-
tion for sitcoms, though that
is not a unanimous opinion. If
sitcoms are to survive they must
stay funny and learn to navigate
in a world full of an increas-
ing number of "Saturday Night
Lives "Law and Orders" and
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'American Idiots; is anyone out there listening?
Punk rock group Green Day
has come a long way since the
days of Dookie and Ha Ha You're
Dead. Rather than continue to
ignore fans' intelligence levels,
Green Day's newly released
album American Idiot is a rock-
ing lyrical compilation of
politically-absorbed tracks that
will get all of its listeners thinking.
American Idiot is an album
filled with strong beats and
even stronger lyrics focused
on the upcoming Presidential
Election. "I beg to dream and
differ from the hollow lies, This is
the dawning of the rest of
our lives lines from Track
three titled "Holiday are an
example of the point Green
Day is trying to get across.
Throughout the entire album,
listeners will hear anger, frustra-
tion, sarcasm, accusations, sad-
ness and irritation seep through
the fast and rhythmic tracks.
Green Day's rock-operas, titled
"Jesus of Suburbia" and "Home-
coming throw fast beats and slow
melodies into more than 18 min-
utes of coordinated confusion.
In theSe tracks, Green Day
explores how society acts and
reacts as "lost children with
their dirty faces They have a
few catchy lines like "Burn and
raised by hypocrites, Hearts
recycled but never saved" and
"On a steady diet of soda pop
and Ritalin, No one ever died
for my sins" which, if thought
about long enough, could lead
any listener to their own form of
The track titled "American
Idiot" sums up how Green Day
doesn't "wanna be an American
idiot, Don't want a nation under
the new media The song describes
how America is an "alien nation"
whose foundation is threaded upon
propaganda and television dreams.
"Boulevard Of Broken
Dreams" and "Give Me Novo-
cain" are two tracks on the album
that still follow the sarcastic tone
of "American Idiot" while slow-
ing the pace a bit. Listeners get a
chance to appreciate the refresh-
ing vocals of lead singer Billie
Armstrong as he belts out a con-
stant flow of genius, not clouded
by guitar and drum additions.
Fans will not be disappointed
with Green Day's recent album.
Although more mature and
politically driven than any of
their other albums, American
Idiot maintains the originality
and punk rock quality that Green
Day fans have come to treasure
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Review Of 'Hidalgo' The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency'
Movie about a man
and his horse
In Hidalgo, allegedly
based on the true story of the
legendary long distance racer
Frank T. Hopkins and his horse
Hidalgo, Cowboy Hopkins'
(Vlggo Mortensen) reputation as
the best long distance racer has
grown so much that it spread
to the knowledge of Sheikh
Riyadh (Omar Sharif). Riyadh's
family has participated in a tradi-
tional 3,000-mile race across the
Arabian Peninsula called Ocean
of Fire. Riyadh asks Hopkins
to join the grueling race, and
Hopkins having little motivation
and no sense of purpose after
seeing the massacre of innocent
Native Americans at Wounded
Knee, accepts the challenge.
The film shows the strong
bond between Hidalgo and
Hopkins as they have reason
to relate to each other. Hidalgo
and Hopkins have something
in common - Hopkins is half
Native American and Hidalgo is a
mustang of mixed breed. Because
of the two being outcasts in a
strange land, it brings man and
horse closer together throughout
The film slowly allows for
character growth as Hopkins has
an internal conflict he battles,
but succeeds with quiet deter-
mination. It is a joy to see Omar
Sharif back on the screen. He
commands respect in the film as
Riyadh, and his acting skills are
Some people may not appreci-
ate the simplicity or the plot of
the film, but Hidalgo goes back
to an innocent time of entertain-
ment, which is a treat in itself.
Predictable and a little long,
but as the Oregon Herald states,
"An entertaining Western adven-
ture that radiates simplicity
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Mystery Series hits home
As the first one in a fictitious series,
this quiet book of joy introduces readers
to Botswana's first female private detec-
tive, Precious Ramotswe. Set in the broad
Gaborone with weaving images of the
Kalahari in the background, Ramotswe
sets up a detective agency after
surviving a disastrous marriage and
selling her father's cattle after his death.
Trying to solve the cases of a miss-
ing husband, a conman, a wayward
daughter and the encounter of a large
crocodile are all what Ramotswe
experiences in her adventures - the
unfortunate case of a missing eleven-
year-old boy who may have been
kidnapped by witch doctors is the case
that tugs and bothers her the most
The story is filled with fluid descrip-
tions of thorn trees
and the environmen-
tal nature of Botswana
and the various
locations Ramotswe visits
as she solves each case.
The character of
Ramotswe as a warm
heroine is a delight to
know. The prose carries
a sense of humor that
radiates the honest
of human nature. Th
novel is set apart from the
tery novel since the
story and quality of
portray a unique read.
"The writing is
accessible and the prose is so
beautiful states writer Amy Tan.
It has some feminist cliches, but
otherwise an entertaining book.
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THE EAST CAROLINIAN � ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Comedy legend Rodney Dangerfield fights for his life
falls into coma
after heart surgery
Rodney Dangerfield is famous
for saying he gets no respect.
However, as the comedy legend
lies in a coma at the UCLA Medi-
cal Center, it's quite apparent
he gets all the well-deserved
respect in the world. While in
the hospital, he's been visited
by Jim Carrey, Adam Sandier
and Jay Leno, among many, all
wanting to wish him well. Every
newspaper in the world is writing
about him, every news telecast is
keeping track of his progress and
millions of fans around the world
have their fingers crossed that he
will pull through. Obviously, he's
loved and respected.
Dangerfield's health woes
began in 2001 when he suffered
a mild heart attack on his 80th
birthday. He needed heart sur-
gery, but due to his age, doctors
feared Dangerfield would not get
the proper blood flow needed
and would suffer a stroke during
the operation. In 2003, he went
under the knife for what doctors
call an "extracranial-intracranial
brain bypass Doctors inserted a
superficial temporal artery into
the middle cerebral artery of his
brain to ensure the proper blood
flow throughout his body. The
eight-hour operation was suc-
cessful and doctors felt secure
Dangerfield would survive his
heart surgery. The date was set
for Aug. 25, 2004.
Dangerfield was advised to
take the time leading up to his
surgery to rest. However, as one
of the hardest working men in
history of the entertainment
business, the concept of rest is
foreign to him. It is that kind of
dedication to his craft which has
always characterized Dangerfield
and his storied career.
Born Jacob Cohen in Baby-
lon, NY in 1921, Dangerfield's
early life wasn't easy. His father
was a vaudeville performer and
was rarely home. His mother
was a cold, unloving woman
who regularly forgot her son's
birthday and treated him with
complete abhorrence. In his
memoir It's Not Easy Being Me, he
also admits to being molested as a
child. At age IS, Rodney took his
childhood pain and began writ-
ing jokes. He began performing
He traveled the country work-
ing steadily as a stand-up comic
under the name Jack Roy until his
late twenties, but reluctantly gave
up on his dreams for a more stable
income. He married his first wife
Joyce Indig and had two children,
Brian and Melanie, and began a
career selling aluminum siding.
When his marriage fell apart in
1961, he decided to give comedy
another shot, this time under
the name Rodney Dangerfield.
His second attempt at comedy
would prove much more success-
ful than his initial foray. With
his trademark white shirt and
red tie, hilarious one-liners and
cutting self-effacing humor, Dan-
gerfield became a huge hit and
worked comedy clubs all over the
country and even opened one of
his own in New York City aptly
named Dangerfield's. He began
regularly appearing on "The
Ed Sullivan Show 5The Dean
Martin Show" and "The Tonight
Show He became a fixture on
"Saturday Night Live" while the
show was at its prime in the late
1970s. His career took off after
his unforgettable performance in
Caddyshack, which brought him
to the forefront among the elite
Following Caddyshack, Dan-
gerfield kept himself extremely
busy. He continued working hard
on the comedy club circuit and
did a series of successful HBO spe-
cials. With these specials, Dan-
gerfield introduced young comics
like Jerry Seinfeld, Tim Allen,
Jim Carrey, Roseanne and Sam
Kinison to the world and gave
them their first big breaks. He's
co-written and starred in movies
such as Back to School, Meet Wally
Sparks and Easy Money and has
made appearances on television
shows like "The Simpsons" and
Despite his impending sur-
gery, 2004 has turned out to
be one of his busiest years yet.
He's been on the talk show cir-
cuit promoting his self-penned
biography It's Not Easy Being Me,
which landed on the New York
Times Bestseller list. He set the
record for appearances on "The
Tonight Show" with 70 and even
appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel
Live" just twelve days before
being admitted to the hospital.
He filmed guest shots on the CBS
sitcom "Still Standing" and lent
his voice for cartoons "Phil of
the Future" and "Family Guy
He even found time to record
an album of love songs entitled
Dangerfield was admitted
to the UCLA Medical Center on
Aug. 24. When asked how long
he would be there, he quipped,
"If things go right, I'll be there
about a week and if things don't
go right, I'll be there about an
hour and a half
The eight-hour procedure to
replace a valve in Dangerfield's
heart took place on Aug. 25
and was deemed successful by
doctors. The next day, reports
came out that Dangerfield was
in intensive care on a respirator
in stable condition. Reports also
surfaced that he had been excited
and heartened by the visits from
Carrey, Sandier and Leno.
However, a statement given
by Joan Dangerfield, who has
been by her husband's side since
the operation would suggest oth-
erwise. On Sept. 20, she released
a statement saying, "My husband
slipped into a light coma a couple
of weeks ago while recovering
from his heart surgery. His over-
all condition, however, remains
stable. He is receiving extraordi-
nary care from his doctors and
nurses and was able to breathe on
his own for the past 24 hours
"After recent visits from his
family and close friends, Rodney
is starting to show signs of aware-
ness and we are all hopeful he wilf
regain full consciousness soone
Our family remains optimistic
that Rodney will make a complete
recovery and we are humbled by
the love and support we have
received during his hospitaliza-
tion Joan Dangerfield said.
The future for Dangerfield
remains uncertain. During the
introduction of his autobiogra
phy, he took the subject of death
"According to statistics about ,
men in their eighties he wrote,
"only one out of a 100 makes it
to 90. With odds like that, I'm
writing very fast
Meanwhile, friends, family
and millions of fans around th� '
world wait anxiously for any
news at all. If it's good news, it
will mean Dangerfield will be'
back soon to make the entire
world laugh again. If its not;
those friends, family and fan
can be proud to know DangerT
field has left an incredible legacy.
Jim Carrey wrote the forward
to Dangerfield's book. In it, he
wrote, "Rodney Dangerfield is
without a doubt, as funny as a
carbon-based life form can be
Now that's respect. ;
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Independent film series makes impact on big screen
North Carolina Visions
runs on UNC-TV
Nothing is more satisfying
for a filmmaker than to see their
vision come alive on the screen.
Persistence and dedication go
into every reel, but the hard
work is always worth it. A good
film is personal and emotional.
For a young or inexperienced
director, any forum that's willing
to showcase their work is worth
it. "North Carolina Visions:
An Independent Film Series"
gives filmmakers their chance
to share a piece of themselves.
This year marks the 10th
anniversary of the series. For the
past decade, 192 films have been
shown for people interested in
seeing the innovative work of
skilled artists. Divided by genre,
21 films will be shown at the
series this year. The five episodes
will be aired on UNC-TV each
Saturday in October at 11 p.m
beginning with five animations
and narrations on Oct. 2.
Emphasizing the input
North Carolina has to the art
of filmmaking, "North Carolina
Visions" draws filmmakers from
throughout the state. Series pro-
ducer Nicole Triche says, "For a
decade, 'North Carolina Visions'
has provided local filmmakers
with a one-of-a-kind showcase
for their works. We have been
happy to support independent
cinema for the last ten years and
we are very excited about this,
our 10th anniversary season of
'North Carolina Visions
The talent entering their
films is truly remarkable. It gives
locals an opportunity to see and
appreciate films they may never
see otherwise. UNC-TV, the only
state-wide cable network, reaches
a diverse audience. Seeing and
recognizing such art is a privilege
residents throughout the state
can now partake in.
Much praise was expressed
from the filmmakers on working in
North Carolina. An ideal environ-
ment for anyone wanting to make a
movie, this state has much to offer.
Director Christopher J. Holmes
(Fence Dogs) has great expectations
for the states' film industry.
"I see North Carolina as a state
poised to make a significant impact
in the film industry very soon.
The resources and infrastructure
are already here and more or less
established, and North Carolina
has some of the most ecologically
diverse locations of any state in the
country. The increasing number
of film students in the state also is
encouraging and hopefully will help
to disrupt the traditional New York
or Los Angeles trajectory of most
aspiring filmmakers said Holmes.
Some criticisms also arose,
however. Concerns that state
incentive tax for films didn't pass
and a certain apathy toward film
crews from state officials discour-
age some of the growth for the
film industry. Thankfully encour-
agement from campuses through-
out the state are doing their best
to draw talent to North Carolina.
"I am glad to see places like
UNC-Greensboro and the North
Carolina School of the Arts con-
tinuing to educate and promote
young filmmakers in North
Carolina said the director of The
Claytoon.s and the Hand of Doom,
In 1994, the North Carolina
Media Alliance and UNC-TV
worked together to promote
awareness of the independent
film community. It has propelled
many talented filmmakers into
a career. Students and amateurs
find out what it takes to be a part
of the festival circuit. It gives
hope to beginners seeing their
film on television and having it
viewed by others.
Francesca Talent i's Poetry in
Motion gives a look at amateur
poets through a short animation.
She's had much success with
animation and hopes those who
watch her film get "a desire to
see it again - an appreciation of
the poem and appreciation of the
artistry that went into the piece
Filmmaker, Brett Ingram is no
stranger to the series. Contribut-
ing four films, he's very confident
with the way "North Carolina
(North Carolina Visions'
has strengthened the regional
filmmaking community by
bringing together the work of
filmmakers who are either work-
ing in virtual isolation or within
small networks. Perhaps the most
important accomplishment of'
'Visions' is that of giving voice to
regional films, which would oth- '
erwise not be broadcast on PBS
or any other cable or broadcast'
venue. 'North Carolina Visions'
is the greatest thing to happen
to UNC-TV. Viva North Carolina
The success generated by
"North Carolina Visions" gives
hope that the film industry
will look toward the state more,
often. All the frlmmakers want
is for the viewers to take some-
thing out of their film. Nothing
is more important to a director'
than affecting someone by the'
artistry that goes into making
a film. Even if it doesn't make
any money, knowing it has beeri'
viewed can be the greatest reward
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WEDNESDAY September 29, 2004
Sports Briefs PJteS fall
Sexton starting for
Wyatt Sexton will make his first
start at quarterback for Florida
State, replacing injured Chris Rix
for Saturday's home game against
North Carolina. Rix sprained his
right ankle in last weekend's
41-22 victory, and coach Bobby
Bowden said Monday he will be
out at least two weeks. Sexton, a
sophomore whose father was a
Florida State quarterback three
decades ago, entered the game
late in the first quarter with Florida
State trailing 7-3 and turned in a
strong performance. Freshman
Drew Weatherford will move up
to the No. 2 spot for the No. 9
Seminoles (2-1) and lose his red
shirt season. Bowden said he will
red shirt freshman quarterback
Collins takes over for
Rich Gannon might lose a second
straight season to injury. The 2002
NFL MVP has a broken vertebra
in his neck that will sideline him
at least six weeks. The Oakland
Raiders quarterback underwent
an MRI exam Monday morning
and was taken for further tests.
Coach Norv Turner didn't believe
Gannon was at risk for paralysis
and said the quarterback was
walking around the team's training
facility before receiving the news
about his neck. Turner said it
would be premature to speculate
whether Gannon, the 2002 NFL
MVP, would end up on injured
reserve for the second straight
season. He hadn't told his team
about Gannon's status before
the Raiders broke team meetings
for the day Monday afternoon.
Gannon was unavailable for
comment Monday. The 38-year-
old Gannon left in the first quarter
of Oakland's 30-20 win over the
Buccaneers on Sunday night
after taking a helmet-to-helmet
hit from linebacker Derrick Brooks.
Gannon ran for two yards during
the Raiders' first offensive series
and was stopped at the Bucs 5
by Brooks. Gannon grimaced in
pain, but walked off the field on
his own, looking groggy.
He was taken to the locker room
for examination of his back, then
returned to the sideline in the
Grossman out for
Rex Grossman knew his season
was over the second it happened.
The Chicago Bears' quarterback
will miss the rest of the season
after rupturing a ligament in his
right knee in Sunday's loss to
Minnesota. The promising young
quarterback's loss is a severe
blow to a team that has struggled
with injuries this season, but
managed a 21-10 upset at Green
Bay in Week 2. Backup Jonathan
Quinn, who signed with the
Bears in March, will start. Chad
Hutchinson on Monday also
agreed to terms on a two-year
deal contingent on Hutchinson,
who played 10 games two
seasons ago with the Cowboys
before being waived, passing a
physical. Grossman is expected
to undergo surgery in a couple
of weeks and will face seven to
10 months of rehabilitation. Rex
Grossman is carted off after
injuring his knee while scoring on
a fourth-quarter TD run. Grossman
was injured as he scored on a 6-
yard scramble at the 2-minute
warning. He left the stadium
wearing a brace and using a
crutch. An MRI exam confirmed
the anterior cruciate ligament
tear along with damage to other
knee ligaments. Grossman was
the fourth quarterback chosen
in the 2003 draft and started the
final three games of the season.
In Sunday's game, he completed
21 passes in 31 attempts for 248
Bryant defense drops
bid to seal evidence
Kobe Bryant's attorneys abruptly
dropped a bid to seal evidence
in the NBA star's rape case
Monday, saying the details would
reveal how unprofessional the
prosecution was. Bryant still
faces a federal civil suit filed by
the accuser seeking unspecified
damages for pain, suffering, "public
scorn, hatred and ridicule
Men's soccer defeated by
UQ start 0-1 in OUSA
The ECU Pirates and Cin-
cinnati Bearcats have started
their seasons off with more
losses than they would've hoped
to accumulate as they began
Conference USA competition
against one another this past
Saturday in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Bearcats were behind early,
but put together a comeback and
scored the game-winning goal in
the last 10 minutes of play, hand-
ing ECU its fifth loss.
The Pirates were able to get
off to a good start when Matt
Kowalski scored the first goal of
the game in the ninth minute.
Scoring first has been a good
omen for the Pirates this year as
they have won all three games
where they have tallied the first
goal. However, the game against
the Bearcats marked the first time
ECU has lost when drawing first
Cincinnati forward, Jeff
Hughes scored the first goal for
the Bearcats with less than 10
minutes to go before halftime.
He received a pass from his team-
mate Eric Edwards and took a
shot nearly 30 yards away from
the goal. Pirate keeper, Brian
Pope was unable to make the save
and the Pirates went into half-
time knowing they had let a lead
slip away in a crucial game.
It was a long second half for
both teams. The Bearcats created
a few more shot opportunities
than the ECU attackers, but nei-
ther team scored in the first 35
minutes of the second half.
In the 83rd minute, with
the game still tied and fatigue
becoming a huge factor in the
battle, Jeff Hughes struck again.
Pope came out of the goalmouth
to challenge Hughes, but the
Cincy forward was ready for
him as he floated the ball over
the outstretched Pope and into
It was a great night for
Hughes, who scored his first
and second goal of the season
to lift Cincinnati to the top
of the conference standings.
Cincinnati improves to 2-5-0
while the Pirates stumble to 3-5-0
on the season.
Up next for the Pirates
will be the Campbell Camels.
in C-USA opener 2LTr
" I Heels 3-1
Senior midfielder Michael Logan has one goal and two assists this season for the Pirates.
The Camels bring a mix of
veterans and youth to the field,
but that talent has yet to do much
for the team as they posted a
record of 4-14-1 last year and are
still looking for their first win of
the season this year.
The Camels are an abysmal
0-5-1 on the season after losing
their last game to Georgia State
4-1. They have scored just three
goals in six games and their lone
bright spot this year is a 0-0 tie
with Liberty on Sept. 7.
Though his team is struggling
right now, Head Coach Doug
Hess keeps a positive attitude.
"We now sit at 0-2 in the
conference, but still in a posi-
tive frame of mind - frustrated
yes, but nonetheless positive
said Hess in an interview on the
Campbell Sports Information
Department Web site.
"The trip to Georgia, albeit
a winless one, was a success. We
came away knowing that we can
play with two of the perennial
powers in our conference. It's
see SOCCER page A8
Team effort leads to
Lacfy Pirate Victory
The Lady Pirates were excited
to see what their mix of youth
and experience could do this
Sunday against UNC Chapel Hill.
The aim was to score early and
often and that they did as ECU
cruised to a 3-1 victory against
the Tar Heels.
The team started in with the
attacking formation of 4-3-3
using the pace and the height of
the strikers to their advantage.
After having the first two
games of the season cancelled,
the Lady Pirates were eager to
do well in the season and home
opener. So eager in fact, they got
off to a flying start as they scored
a goal in the opening minute.
The goal resulted from quick
passes with Penny Perott flick-
ing the ball to the feet of one of
her striking partners Courtney
Mikola who caught the goal-
keeper sleeping in net for the first
goal of the season. ECU put a bar-
rage of shots on goal and created
many scoring opportunities from
the corners throughout the game.
The team was again rewarded
for its persistence in the 25th
minute when Kelly Heckler had
a shot saved by the goalkeeper
only for the ball to rattle loose
and Lindsay Harchick slammed
it home for a 2-0 lead.
Both halves were well fought
and the ECU strikers took a
pounding by t he Tar Heel defense,
but continued to keep up the
pressure. In the first half, the team
kept its formation and continued
to threat with long-range shots.
In the early part of the second
half, UNC piled on the pressure
and won several corner kicks
and free kicks. It was from one of
those free kicks that UNC scored
their only goal of the game.
The reaction from ECU was
immediate as they gained back
their intensity and began ham-
mering shot upon shot on the
UNC goalkeeper. The best of their
chances fell to Lisa Britt around
the 50th minute mark as she
poked the ball just wide of the
After constant pressure from
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Golden Opportunity ECU Club Softball splits series
Catania has had a successful
Catania finally has shot
at D-l level coaching
SENIOR STAFF WRITER
Patience is a virtue that
is rarely inherited. It must be
learned over time through series
of experiences that will teach one
to develop such forbearance. Joe
Catania, head men's and wom-
en's cross country coach, epito-
mizes that virtue. After coaching
nearly 30 years, including 10 at
the collegiate level of competi-
tion, Catania has finally been
given the opportunity as a head
coach at the Division I level
With the departure of
former cross country coach Len
Klepack to the University of
Texas, Catania was summoned
from Indiana State, where he
was the cross country and
assistant track coach for six years.
Within a week of being asked to
take the job, Catania had packed
his things and headed for eastern
"It meant a lot to me because
I've been waiting a long time
for this opportunity to have
coaching career thus far.
my own team said Catania, a
The quick move has proven to
be a good choice as he's already
in the process of finalizing
the selling of his house back
Catania's collegiate coach-
ing experience also includes
two years served as the cross
country coach at Florida Inter-
national University and two
seasons at Illinois State, where he
coached the throws, hori-
zontal jumps, decathlon and
While coaching 13 Missouri
Valley Conference Champions,
90 All-Conference performers
and nine national qualifiers in
track and field and cross country,
Catania was named the Division
II Region Cross Country Coach of
the Year in 1984 for his outstand-
ing efforts. Catania also coached
two current and six former NFL
players and two-time NCAA
high jump national champion
and Olympic Trials qualifier
While the list of his
accomplishments are long, Cata-
nia will be the first one to say that
he's not in coaching for the glory
see CANTANIA page A10
The ECU women's club softball team played two tight games with NCSU Sunday afternoon.
Errors haunt Lady
Pirates in second game
ECU Women's Club Softball
played its first two games Sunday
against NC State. The Lady Pirates
pulled out a 3-2 victory in the
first game, but lost the second
of the doubleheader, 6-5, due
in large part to miscues in the
ECU came out strong during
the first contest with great
defense and tremendous hitting.
They kept the lead during most of
the game by attacking early and
often. Hard and effective hitting
exposed many of State's defensive
However, the second game
didn't produce the same results,
as many defensive errors and a
very aggressive State squad sealed
the defeat against ECU.
"They jumped out and scored
a lot of runs during the second
game said coach Beth Taylor.
NC State began the second
game aggressively, both in offense
and defense, and ECU had a hard
time combating it.
The Lady Pirates' coaches
aren't worried. The team played
hard and gave it their best effort
and the coaches also pointed out
the team has only been together
for a week.
"Overall, these are our first
two games and we played as if
we've been playing together for
10 years said first base coach,
Coach Taylor and coach
Schmidt both commented on
how amazed they were on the
cohesiveness of the team and
the way players stepped up when
"Catherine Murray stepped
up and hit well in both games
coach Taylor said.
The ECU Women's Club Soft-
ball team will return to action
this weekend as they travel to
UVA for their first away game of
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a case of maturity I would say
losing our heads in crucial parts
of the game or losing our focus
for a brief moment in time
Coach Hess also found a fit-
ting motto for his Camels squad
during last week's trip to Georgia.
"On this trip 1 came across a
quote in one of our opponent's
locker rooms Hess said in the
"Winning is the result of
those that persevere the most
An appropriate quote for a team
battling for their first win. I
look forward to seeing how we
respond this week as we step out
of conference play and meet up
with some in-state foes (ECU
and Elon) on our home turf. We
are still a young team, learning
quickly, and hungry for our first
victory of the season
Hess also gives out weekly
awards to players who have
excelled during play. His "Black
Knight" award went to junior
defenseman Chad Aboud for "his
unsung and relentless work in
the midfield Hess also gave out
a "red hot" award to freshman
midfielder Caetano Lima who
has two goals in Campbell's first
two conference games.
The Camels' most potent
offensive threats will be mid-
fielder Jason Kirk who has 17
career goals in 51 games and Lima
who has scored all three Camp-
bell goals this season.
The Pirates will head to Buies
Creek, NC this Wednesday to
take on the Camels at 7 p.m.
ECU returns home Sunday,
Oct. 3 to face conference oppo-
nent DePaul. The game will get
an early start at 10:30 a.m. at
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"She's a very-
ECU scored the first goal less than a minute into the game.
Walker leading the back line
"We also had good move-
ment, and 1 am happy with the
start of the season
The women's club soccer
team will take the field again
when they play in a tournament
in Richmond next weekend
before returning home to plar
Elon Oct. 10 and the College of
Charleston Oct. 23.
The Lady Pirates put on an impressive offensive show against UNC-CH Sunday afternoon.
the home team, the Tar Heel
defense opened up.
Joanne Bower threaded a pass
to teammate Kelly Heckler, who
drove the ball under the sprawl-
ing Tar Heel goalkeeper and into
the bottom right of the goal to
put ECU up 3-1.
Head Coach Vito
Maurizzio was happy with the
effort the team put out
"All nineteen players played
well as a team, and our defensive
was a strong point with Stephanie
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and the university network. New minimum passphrase
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Adding these characters will help protect your
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"I think that my athletes see
that I'm a hard worker and I'm
in it for them and I'm not in it
for myself to earn any type of
accolades or a personal ego trip
"I'm just in it for them and
I want them to be successful.
That's pretty much the attitude
that I take
So where did Catania's pas-
sion for running come from?
"I was a soccer player
"It was actually an injury
that caused me to go into run-
ning. I blew my knee out. The
next year, I went out for cross
country because my friends
were on the team. It's was one of
those things where after a week
I was the number one runner.
Back in those days, you did other
things. A lot of those guys played
basketball, baseball or soccer, as
well as run cross country. So, we
really didn't have a lot of good
runners. It was a situation where
I went out there and I had some
"That's pretty much where I
knew I wanted to get into coach-
ing. I came out of high school
with the goal of being a teacher
and a coach
Catania gives a lot of credit to
his dad, whom he says was always
there for him.
"My dad really pushed us in
athletics. Whatever we decided
to do, he always supported us.
That helped a lot Cantania
After running cross coun-
try in high school, Catania
went on to run track and cross
country for Millersville Univer-
sity while earning a bachelor's
degree in industrial artstechnol-
ogy education. Catania earned
his master's from Nova Uni-
versity in Fort Lauderdale, i:la.
While coaching at Flor-
ida International University,
Catania also taught in the
"After 10 years I quit
teaching, and decided to
focus on coaching Catania
"I went to Indiana state to
get my masters in sports sci-
ence. I completed all the classes,
and they told me that I had
to do a thesis, but I didn't feel
like doing It, so I really have a
degree in sports science because
I took all of the courses, but it
just doesn't show up on paper
because of the thesis I didn't
do. I knew what I was doing it
for was to better understand the
physiology, the bio-mechanics
and all that stuff, so I feel
like I got out of it what I
wanted to, regardless of the
With that knowledge, Cata-
nia built a coaching philoso-
phy that produced results and
ultimately landed him at ECU,
where he says things are going
great so far.
"It couldn't be better
"The team Is responding to
the training and to the team
concept that I'm promoting
Catania says in order for his
athletes to stay at the top of their
collective games, he demands
more of himself than he does
of his athletes to ensure they
know at all times he's working
just as hard for them as they are
"I always have time for the
athletes Catania said.
"If they come In and want
to talk, I always make time for
His runners are responding
well to his tactics thus far as
they both placed second two
weekends ago at the Raleigh
Invitational. The men placed
second out of nine schools and
the women were second out of 11.
Although his team isn't where he
wants them to be come champi-
onship time, Catania admits he's
pleased with their efforts early In
"For this point in the season,
I think we're a little bit behind
in where we want to be Cata-
"But the kids ran well con-
sidering the wet circumstances
and I'm pleased with how they
performed in that race.
"Our goal last week was to
run better than the first week
and we achieved that. Our gap in
the men's race was smaller
than it was in the Sk three
weeks ago, so we're getting
better as far as the team is
concerned. If we can get
that gap down to 30
seconds, we will move way up in
With the success Catania
has had in years past, don't
be surprised to see this pro-
gram not only move up In the
conference, but stay there for a
This writer can be contacted at
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Washington Senators played
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