The East Carolinian, September 30, 2004

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SeDtember 30. 2004
Voter registration
deadlines quickly
ECU student vehicles towed
Mandatory for people
interested in voting
With the Presidential Elec-
tion a little more than a month
away, North Carolina voter reg-
istration deadlines, which are
mandatory for anyone choosing
to vote in the Nov. 2 election, are
also approaching.
Steve Hines, director of the
Pitt County Board of Elections,
said registering to vote is a
quick and simple process and he
encourages anyone who has not
yet registered for Pitt County to
register as soon as they can.
Voter registration forms are
available at the Pitt County Elec-
tions Board Office, Town Hall,
the local Greenville Library or
various other voter registration
drives taking place throughout
ECU and Greenville. Once com-
pleted, these forms can be taken
or mailed to the Pitt County
Board of Elections office.
Hines said it is important for
everyone to participate in the
"It is important for people to
vote because we all pay various
forms of taxes, including vehicle
tax, sales tax or property tax. If
you pay taxes in any way you
should have a voice in how the
government is run, and a way of
executing that right is your vote
said Hines.
Students, who have always
had a lower percentage of voter
turnout, are also affected by state
funding and taxes. An example
of this is the new state funded
West End Dining Hall being con-
structed on ECU's campus. The
project is a state-funded facility
directly illustrating how elections
affect students, Hines said.
While college students have
historically had the lowest turn-
out when it comes to voting, this
upcoming election may have dif-
ferent results.
"We may be surprised at this
election; there may be a higher
turnout among college students
Hines said.
"With the war, we may see a
higher college student turnout
because they are more concerned
with that kind of thing
In the late 1960s and 1970s
during Vietnam, there were
many anti-war protests taking
place involving many college stu-
dents who feared being drafted.
This caused a higher number of
students to be politically active,
resulting in a higher voter turn-
see VOTE page A3
ECU student vehicles are frequently towed in the neighborhood areas adjacent to ECU campus.
Towing companies
bring in business
The first three weeks of fall
semester brought in a total of 197
vehicles towed for parking viola-
tions from off-campus locations
near ECU'S campus.
Carl Reese, the
neighborhood services coordi-
nator for the Greenville Police
Department, said the main
reasons for towing were
parking too close to a
driveway or intersection, parking
over the two-hour visitor time
limit or leaving the car too
far away from the curb and
obstructing traffic.
Many streets around
campus are marked to help
define the acceptable park-
ing locations. Curbs are
marked in yellow paint if they
are too close to a drive-
way or intersection, parking
spaces are marked with white
paint setting boundaries speci-
fying a vehicle's distance from
the curb and signs are in place
indicating any parking space
time limits.
"It really behooves folks who
park over there to read the signs
said Reese.
Michelle Lieberman, the
student neighborhood relations
facilitator at ECU, recently sent
an e-mail to adult commuter
students informing them of the
potential pitfalls of parking near
campus. Lieberman said students
see TOWED page A3
Greenville police, ECU officials
prepare for Halloween
Heightened safety
measures being put
into effect
North Carolina History and Fictional Digital Library offers information to various state counties.
ECU launches new digital library
North Carolina history,
fictional digital library
now available
The North Carolina Collec-
tion and Systems Department of
Joyner Library recently developed
the North Carolina History and
Fictional Digital Library provid-
ing access to digitalized sources
to 29 counties of the eastern part
of the state.
The digital library offers
sources of local histories, histori-
cal fiction, author biographies,
lesson plans and maps with
zooming capabilities for a variety
of the counties in eastern North
Carolina. These sources are all
full-text and searchable. The
library also contains links to the
county Web sites, public library
Web sites and the National Reg-
ister of Historic Sites.
Elizabeth Smith, professor
of academic library services, is
the principal investigator of the
digital library and oversees the
entire project of digitalizing the
sources, creating the Web site and
making it accessible.
"The digital library was cre-
ated to meet the needs of stu-
dents, historians, genealogists
and other researchers who are
interested in eastern North Caro-
lina said Smith.
"One could pick a county to
do a project on or even use the
Web site to plan a trip
Joyner Library was able to
create this resource due to grants
received from organizations
and the ability to match some
of the funds it received. The
project received an NC Explor-
ing Cultural Heritage Online
Digitization Grant of $49,954 to
help with the cost of digitizing
sources. The library received an
additional grant from the Outer
Banks History Center in Manteo,
NC for $10,000 to digitize any
materials about Dare County for
the digital library.
"Another grant was written
for the current year and we will
probably be doubling the size of
the database with it Smith said.
Smith said with additional
financial help this year, the
project will be expanding to
include video footage and arti-
facts from the areas.
Larueen Tedesco, English
professor at ECU, assisted with
the digital library's historical
fiction section. Tedesco did
research on many of the books
to find background information
on the stories and biographical
information about the authors.
He also used this background
information to help with the
lesson plans that are provided on
many of the texts.
"I was part of a workshop to
give teachers, who were writing
the lesson plans, ideas about
what you could say about some of
these books said Tedesco.
The materials for the digital
library were picked from the
North Carolina Collection and
the Snow L. and B.W.C. Roberts
Collection of sources dating
back to 1734. Due to their age,
most of these sources are not in
circulation, so the digital
ft Digital
The Greenville police, city
officials. Fire and Rescue and
ECU administrators recently
held a meeting and to dis-
cuss ways of increasing safety
for the upcoming Halloween
based on past year incidents.
"The uptown streets were
so crowded that it would have
been next to impossible to assist
anyone who was injured or
became seriously ill. There was at
least one gun shot downtown last
year said Mary Louise Antieau,
director of student conflict reso-
lution who attended the meeting.
Antieau said the city and law
enforcement officials are taking
additional measures toensure safety
during this year's celebrations.
Similar safety measures are
being Implemented in the down-
town area, as has been done in
past years. Barricades are being
set up around the perimeter of
the downtown area where law
enforcement officials are set-
ting up checkpoints to check for
weapons, alcohol, glass and other
assorted "forbidden" items.
Last year, people avoided
going through these checkpoints
and the police are coming up
with ways to ensure everyone is
examined this year.
Weapons are the big-
gest concern due to a shoot-
ing that occurred last year.
In addition to the measures
being taken downtown, apart-
ment complexes are working with
the Greenville police to stop any
large parties from taking place.
Parking on Fourth Street will also
be cut off to help ensure safety
as there will be many people
The Greenville police are also
working with ECU, Alcohol Law
Enforcement and ABC stores to
try to prevent any incidents from
occurring this year.
ECU also plans to create
its own safety procedures. On
campus, buses will run late to help
transport people back to their
residences. The Safe Ride system,
provided by the ECU police will
also be available to students.
Security is also being imple-
mented due to the football game
that will be occurring the Sat-
urday of Halloween weekend.
Students show some concern
about safety.
"I think they should cage
everyone in and quarantine down-
town and confiscate any potential
weapons, but still allow everyone
to enjoy themselves said Lauren
Dennis, freshman criminal jus-
tice major.
"I think underage people
really need to watch themselves
this year and try to just be smart
and be safe said Rayna Weimer,
undecided freshman.
In past years, a number of
the incidents that have occurred
have been because of non-ECU
"Many of the people down-
town are not ECU students or
PCC students, but are outsiders
who come here to do things they
would not do where they might
be recognized Antieau said.
This writer can be contacted at
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Digital Library can be
library makes it possible to
access them.
"(The historical fiction books
offer a window into, in many
cases, a way of life that is gone
Tedesco said.
"The texts are free, beauti-
fully preserved, you're not going
to mess them up and you can
use them to do history papers,
literature papers or just gather
information and learn things
about the area
Wade Dudley, history professor
at ECU, said the digital library and
any digitized materials are a good
idea, and he recommends these
kinds of sources to his students.
"I encourage my students to
check for online primary sources
first, it's so much more effective
said Dudley.
The Web site of the digital
library has been online since
July and has already had posi-
tive responses. It has received
approximately 30,000 visitors
from several different countries
including the United Kingdom,
Australia and Canada visiting the
most outside of the United States.
This writer can be contacted at
Career Xpo Xtreme Fair a success
Students receive Internship and employment information from more than 120 employers present
Students get business
world connections
ECU'S Student Professional
Job Fair was held Wednesday in
the Mendenhall Student Center
brickyard from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. as
a part of Career Xpo Week.
The job fair featured repre-
sentatives from a wide range of
businesses in various occupations
both local and worldwide. A total
of 126 recruiters from differ-
ent fields provided an estimated
2,500 students the opportunity
to ask questions and collect infor-
mation about Internship and
future employment opportunities.
Catrina Davis, assistant
director of Student Professional
Development, said one of the
main goals of the event was for
each student to walk away with
several different options.
The visiting recruiters were
pleased with the students in
"We consistently had positive
feedback said Davis.
"They were impressed with
how well prepared and confident
each student was
Jane Marshall, a rehab
recruiter with NHC Health Care
in South Carolina, said the event
has been a success for them for
the past several years.
"ECU is an excellent venue for
finding qualified students to fill
our openings because they have
outstanding accredited programs in
the areas of physical, occupational
and speech therapy said Marshall.
Like most of the other
recruiters, NHC Health Care
see CAREER FAIR page A3
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Extreme Interviews
Part of career expo week, the
Office of Student Professional
Development is offering 'Xtreme
Interviews Contact the Office of
Student Professional Development
at 328-6050 or visit their Web site
at www.ecu.edue3careers for
more information.
Voter Registration Day
Thursday, Sept. 30 Is Community
Voter Registration Day In Greenville.
This is sponsored by SGA, and the
'Pledge to Vote" Common Cause.
Registration is being held at 7 p.m.
in Mendenhall with Bob Phillips
speaking. Refreshments will be
Student Voting
Voting is still open for homecoming
king and queen. Visit Onestop. for more details.
Vlckl Yohe Concert
Oct1, at the Greenville Convention
Center. 303 SE Greenville Blvd
7:30 p.m. Nominated for the 2004
Dove Award, Vlckl 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.
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 McGlnnls Theatre Ticket
Office at 328-6829.
Scuba Diving
In a fundraislng event by the ECU
Scuba Diving Club, there will be
two events at Minges Coliseum
pool Wednesday, Sept. 29 and
Wednesday, Oct. 13. Diving will
take place In both the diving well
and the lap lane pool. The events
are open to ail ECU students.
Participants must sign up three
days in advance. Contact Jason
Wright if Interested.
Rim Series
The Travel-Adventure Film &
Theme Dinner Series opens at
Hendrlx Theater on the main floor
of Mendenhall Student Center,
with Bavaria and the Black Forest
by Fran Reldelberger Sunday, Oct.
3 at 3 p.m.
Crimestoppera Telethon
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
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. 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.
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 is suggested due to
profanity, drug references and the
potential for on-stage nudity. For
ticket prices, call the box office at
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 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 or1-800-ECU-ARTSfor
ticket 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.
News Briefs
Southern Pines Tornado
CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) - Cleanup
crews removed downed trees from
houses and roads in Southern Pines
on Tuesday, one day after a suspected
tornado spawned by the remnants of
Hurricane Jeanne.
By midday Tuesday, tornado warnings
went up In Camden and Pasquotank
counties In northeastern North
Carolina. There were no immediate
reports of any damages or Injuries as
Jeanne moved out of the state.
After drenching Charlotte and
surrounding counties late Monday
and earty Tuesday, Jeanne moved
northeast through the Piedmont and
Into the Sand hills and later on to the
coast. At least six possible tornadoes
were reported Monday as the storm
marched northward.
The most damaging suspected
tornado was in Southern Pines, where
initial reports said there were more
than 100 buildings damaged when
strong winds peeled off parts of roofs
and walls.
Gov. Mike Easley announced that the
state would spend $1 million In state
money in western North Carolina to
pay for relief expenses not covered by
other agencies. Most of it will pay for
repairing damaged Infrastructure.
Senate debate highlights
how NC candidates
changed on trade
RALEIGH, NC (AP) - The U.S. Senate
candidates who debated Monday
night both supported the North
American Free Trade Agreement
when It took effect 10 years ago.
Since then, Democrat Erskine Bowles
and Republican Richard Burr have
eased off that position somewhat and
carved out views on trade that take
into account the tens of thousands
of job losses In North Carolina many
blame on NAFTA.
The differences In their response to
manufacturing and textile plant closings
and layoffs provided the strongest
broadsides in their hour long forum.
This sharpness wasn't unexpected:
each candidate is now on
the airwaves criticizing the other's
trade record - Burr as a five-term
congressman and Bowles as a
Clinton administration member.
The crossness had already reached
a fever pitch several hours before
the debate Monday, when Burr
called several reporters Individually
to complain about a new Bowles
television ad on trade.
Rising fuel prices could pose
Election Day liability for Bush
WASHINGTON (AP) - If fuel prices
keep rising or even stay at their present
high levels through Election Day, they
could serve as a potent reminder to
voters that the U.S. economy is not In
such great shape.
And that could pose problems for
President Bush just as polls show
him narrowing the gap with rival John
Kerry on his weakest issue, handling
the economy.
Political analysts suggest any
sustained oil price shock could
undercut those gains and work
against Bush's fragile lead In polls
over the Massachusetts senator. In the
extreme, it could trigger a recession.
Crude oil topped the psychological
milestone of $50 per barrel on Tuesday.
Instability In Iraq, political unrest In
Nigeria and damage to US production
from hurricanes were all blamed.
And while some analysts said the price
was not sustainable and should soon
fall, others suggested the opposite.
The basic fact Is that oil supplies are
getting tight and there's not room for
things to go wrong said David Wyss,
chief economist at Standard and
Poor's in New York. "And the higher
prices are becoming a significant
drag on the economy
Data collected after
California quake could help
researchers; no Injuries reported
PARKRELD, Calif. (AP) - A strong
earthquake that shook Central
California without causing any
significant damage or injuries could
be a boon to researchers who
hope Intense scrutiny of the state's
earthquake capital may help predict
future temblors.
The magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck
at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, about halfway
between San Francisco and Los
Angeles, seven miles southeast of
Parkfield and 21 miles northeast of
Paso Robles, according to the U.S.
Geological Survey. Amajorquake In the
same area killed two people last year.
The area of the San Andreas fault
where the quake struck is a seismic
hot spot that has produced similar
temblors every two or three decades
and Is among the most-monitored
quake sites in the world.
"It's going to be a lot of data that
we can look at said Andy Snyder
of the U.S. Geological Survey. "It
ensures a good payoff for all the
work that's been done by the USGS,
all the university groups and foreign
research institutes that have set up
experiments here
Dozens of sensors - seismometers,
strain meters, creep meters - dot
the remote, sparsely populated
region. Drilling is underway there to
go 1.4 miles down into the bowels
of the 800-mile-long fault that forms
the boundary between immense
geological plates that grind and
produce ground movement.
Car bomb wounds six U.S.
soldiers; hostage says captors
vowed not to kill them
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - A car bombing
in the northern city of Mosul wounded
six American soldiers, the military
said Wednesday, while one of two
Italian women released from captivity
the day before said their captors had
promised they would not be killed.
Slmona Torretta and Simona Pan were
released with five other hostages
Tuesday, encouraging relatives of
foreigners still being held. Hours after
gaining freedom, the two were back
in Italy with their families.
There was no letup in violence inside
Iraq. U.S. and Iraqi forces clashed
with insurgents on a main Baghdad
thoroughfare on Wednesday, the
Interior Ministry said. At least one
explosion could be heard across
the Iraqi capital, but there was no
immediate word on casualties.
Iraqi security forces arrested a
suspected terrorist operating on
Baghdad's blood-soaked Haifa
street, cornering him Wednesday
in a closet as he disguised himself
with his wife's underwear, an Iraqi
commander said.
Five other suspected Insurgents
were also taken into custody as U.S.
and Iraqi forces clashed with rebels
on the main thoroughfare, said Col.
Mohammed Abdullah.
Yemeni Judge sentences two
men to death, four to prison for
USS Cole bombing
SAN'A, Yemen (AP) - A Yemeni
judge sentenced two men to
death and four others to prison
terms ranging from five to 10 years
Wednesday for orchestrating the
2000 suicide bombing of the
USS Cole, an attack blamed on
Osama bin Laden's terror network.
Saudi-born Abd al-Rahlm al-
Nashiri, who Is in U.S. custody at an
undisclosed location, and Jamal al-
Badawi, a 35-year-old Yemeni, were
both sentenced to death for plotting,
preparing and involvement in the
bombing, which killed 17 U.S. sailors
as their destroyer refueled in the
southern Yemeni port of Aden.
Al-Nashiri, believed to be the
mastermind of the Oct. 12, 2000,
bombing, was the only one of the six
defendants not in the heavily guarded
court to hear the sentences. The other
five defendants are all Yemenis.
"This verdict is an American one
and unjust al-Badawi yelled from
behind the bars of a courtroom cell
after judge Najib al-Qaderi sentenced
him to death. "There are no human
rights In the world, except for the
Americans. All the Muslims in the
world are being used to serve
American interests
SGA election winners announced
Newly elected Stephanie Brincefield, senior, SGA secretary
treasurer and Erica Felthaus, SGA senior president celebrate.
SGA winners
Erica Felthaus
Senior class president
Justin Dordlck
Senior class vice president
Stephanie Brincefield
Senior treasurersecretary
Meaghan Smith
Junior class president
Heather Dlckson
Junior class vice president
Reglna Twine
Sophomore class vice
April Philyaw
Freshman class president
Sarah Davis
Freshman class vice
Courtney Fuhrmeister
Graduate class president
Sophomore class
president - postponed
(investigation pending)
Those who dodge jury service face public
shaming and fines - but problem persists
Judge speaks to a woman holding an infant who had failed to respond to one or more summons
for jury duty in a hearing at a Los Angeles Superior Court in Long Beach, Calif.
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) �
Every month, hundreds of people
are summoned to courts across
the nation for a public scold-
ing. It's no surprise that only a
handful show up - after all, they
are experts at that ail-American
custom: dodging jury duty.
Fed-up judges from Los Ange-
les County to New York have
responded by redirecting these
scof flaws from the jury box to the
hot seat. Residents who ignore
repeated calls to appear can face
fines and, even jail time.
"It's not an Invitation said
jury expert Tom Munsterman.
"It's an obligation
Earlier this month, only
eight of 225 people Identified as
chronic offenders showed up to
feel the wrath of Superior Court
Judge James L. Wright. Those
who ducked their duty were all
fined, though penalties would be
dropped if they actually serve.
The eight who did attend had
an uncomfortable time. A single
mother holding her infant had
her service deferred a year. A man
who told the judge he ignored
the summons because he hasn't
mastered English was ordered to
report next month.
Wright watched as tears rolled
down the face of Darlene Acev-
edo, a 52-year-old dock worker
from Wilmington.
"My husband's in the hospi-
tal for a year I have a certain
amount of hours I have to work
she pleaded. "I don't have the
time. Right now the way I feel, I
can't be a juror
The judge deferred her service
to next September.
Still teary-eyed outside court,
Acevedo expressed anger over
being required to serve. "A jury
is not something you should be
forced to do she said. "It's some-
thing you want to do
Not exactly, though court
orders to serve are largely ignored.
Factoring in deferrals, bad
addresses and legitimate excuses,
an average of 20 to 30 percent of
the summonses sent out nation-
wide net a juror, according to
Munsterman of the Virginia-
based Center for Jury Studies.
Books explain how to duck
the duty, and numerous Web
sites list excuses both serious
and lighthearted: "I get dizzy if I
try to weigh evidence" and "I'm
allergic to justice
"I don't think people realize
it is a citizenship duty until we
put it right in front of their face
Wright said last week.
Nationwide, courts are trying to
do just that - make theconsequences
of jury dodging more painful.
Since November, state trial
courts around Phoenix have sent
sheriff's deputies to the homes
of jury dodgers with orders to
appear. In New York County,
officials snared 1,443 Manhat-
tan jury dodgers last year with
$250 fines.
The massive Los Angeles
County court system, which sent
out 2.9 million summonses in the
last fiscal year and had an initial
response rate around 25 percent,
is also trying to cope.
Sanction hearings, like
the one in Long Beach, catch
only a small fraction of jury
dodgers and are intended primar-
ily as public outreach.
Until two years ago, they
were held solely at the main
downtown Los Angeles court-
house. The massive county's 9.9
million people weren't getting
the message, so officials began
rotating the hearings among
various courts.
The county slapped residents
with more than $940,000 in
penalties over the first six
months of this year, fines that are
referred to a collection agency.
Court officials couldn't say how
many people were fined.
The common refrain isn't
that people want to avoid
serving - it's that serving can be
a pain. Courts say they get the
message and are becoming more
Baltimore courts this
month began giving jurors
cheap parking and discounts at
downtown restaurants. California
has unveiled simplified civil jury
instructions and is working to
craft the same for criminal cases.
Across Arizona, most of Califor-
nia and at least five other states,
jury service now operates under a
system designed to limit dreaded
assembly room waits to one day.
New York has increased juror's
daily pay and is mulling the idea
of offering free Internet access.
In some jurisdictions, potential
jurors first call the court to see if
they are needed.
Aided by free publicity from
TV programs focusing on trials
and juries - as well as celebrities
such as Oprah Winfrey who serve
willingly and famously - court
officials insist they're making
progress. Three-quarters of the
people in a summer survey by
the American Bar Association
disagreed with the notion that
jury service is a hardship.

'American Taliban' hopes to
reduce 20-year sentence
Parents of John Walker and attorney listen at a news conference
in San Francisco on Tuesday, Sept. 28.
attorney for American-born
Taliban soldier John Walker
Lindh wants his client's 20-year
prison sentence commuted,
citing the nation's heightened
anxiety when the plea deal was
made in 2002 and the fact that
another U.S. citizen captured on
an Afghanistan battlefield may
soon be released.
James Brosnahan, Lindh's
lawyer, made the request Monday
and argued Lindh was fighting
alongside the Taliban in a civil
war against the Northern Alli-
ance, that he is not a terrorist
and that he never fought against
U.S. troops.
Brosnahan said he negotiated
the 20-year sentence during a
time when a "highest state of
fear" was affecting U.S. juries
and he thought it was the best
deal he could get at the time.
Lindh could have gotten life in
prison if convicted.
Brosnahan also said the sen-
tence should be reduced because
Yaser Esam Hamdi, another
American citizen captured in
Afghanistan on suspicion of
aiding the Taliban, is being
released after being held for three
years as an enemy combatant.
Hamdi will not be charged
with any crime under an agree-
ment with federal officials made
public Monday. Hamdi will be
required to give up his U.S. citi-
zenship and will be sent to Saudi
Arabia, where he grew up.
"Comparable conduct should
be treated in comparable ways in
terms of sentencing Brosnahan
said at a news conference. Only
President Bush can commute
Lindh's sentence.
Justice Department spokes-
man Mark Corallo, while not
commenting directly on the
merits of Lindh's request, pointed
out that Lindh "pleaded guilty to
supporting the Taliban with his
lawyers standing beside him
"The Taliban was a brutal
regime that harbored and
assisted al-Qaida Corallo said.
"It should be pointed out we are
currently engaged in a global war
on terrorism against al-Qaida
and remnants of the Taliban
Lindh's request does not
specify how much of a reduction
he is seeking.
Lindh, a 23-year-old
Northern California native,
pleaded guilty in civilian court
to supplying services to the
now-defunct Taliban govern-
ment and carrying explosives
for them. He and Hamdi were
both captured in late 2001.
Frank Zimring, an expert
on clemency at the Univer-
sity of California at Berkeley,
said it is unlikely President
Bush will reduce Lindh's term,
especially during a presiden-
tial election focused on the
war on terror.
In all, the president has com-
muted the terms of two prison-
ers, both on May 20.
The president commuted the
sentence of Bobby Mac Berry, of
Burlington, NC, who had been
sentenced to nine years in prison
in 1997 for marijuana and money
laundering convictions.
Sharon Rocha, left, mother of Laci Peterson walks with Alex Loya of the Stanislaus County Victim Witness program as they arrive
at the San Mateo courthouse Tuesday, Sept. 28, in Redwood City, Calif, for Scott Peterson's trial.
Defense lawyer underscores investigators'
early theory that Laci was poisoned
� 1 he absence of a bloody crime
scene led investigators looking
into Laci Peterson's disappear-
ance to consider the possibility
the pregnant schoolteacher was
poisoned to death by her hus-
band, Scott Peterson's lawyer
said in an attempt to discredit
the investigation.
Defense attorney Mark Gera-
gos asked Detective Craig Grogan
Tuesday if at one point investi-
gators theorized that Laci had
been poisoned - a theory that
never panned out and has not
been presented by prosecutors
in court.
"One of the theories at some
point was maybe Laci Peterson
had been drugged, is that right?"
Geragos asked.
"Yes, we looked into that
said Grogan.
Grogan, who has been tes-
tifying at the former fertilizer
salesman's murder trial for more
than a week, was due back on the
stand Wednesday.
Prosecutors allege Scott
Peterson killed his wife in their
Modesto home on or around
Dec. 24,2002, then dumped her
weighted body into San Fran-
cisco Bay. Grogan, a prosecution
witness, said police considered
the poison theory because they
were unable to find any signs of a
struggle and found none of Laci's
blood in the home.
Grogan testified that
during a Feb. 18, 2003, search
of the Petersons' home that
police seized a mortar and
pestle to examine them for
the existence of any drugs.
None was found, he said.
Laci's remains - and that
of her fetus - washed up in
April 2003, not far from where
Peterson launched his boat that
Christmas Eve morning for what
he claims was a solo fishing trip.
Investigators have not deter-
mined the cause of death.
Peterson's lawyers maintain
someone else abducted and
killed Laci while she walked the
couple's dog in a nearby park.
The dog was found by a neigh-
bor in the street the morning
Laci vanished, according to
previous testimony.
On Tuesday, defense
lawyers sought again to attack
the police investigation as incom-
plete and narrowly focused on
Scott Peterson, pointing out
inconsistencies in police reports
and testimony and failures by
detectives to follow leads.
Geragos noted that Grogan
had consulted early in the inves-
tigation with an expert on tidal
action in San Francisco Bay.
The expert, Geragos said,
theorized that the 30 pounds of
cement prosecutors allege Peter-
son used to sink his wife's body in
the bay would have been too light
to keep her pregnant body down.
Grogan said that police also
theorized that Peterson had
wrapped Laci in plastic before
dumping her in the bay, but the
expert told him her remains
would likely have been found in
much better condition.
Geragos also revisited the
issue of whether the fetus was
born alive, which defense
lawyers claim was the case and
would show Scott Peterson
was not the killer. Prosecutors
say the fetus was expelled from
Laci's decaying body.
Grogan acknowledged that
a medical examiner had found
some evidence that the child
may have been born alive.
Geragos also brought up
Peterson's own frustration with
authorities as they focused on
him, a point defense lawyers
have suggested caused police to
ignore other leads.
"He told you you had been
wasting time investigating
him rather than following
up on leads in the case?"
Geragos asked.
"That's correct Grogan said.
The judge has said the pros-
ecution would not wrap up its
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Career Fair
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offered information on future
career opportunities and
internships with possibilities of
paid stipends during students'
final semester with the company.
Elizabeth Eaton, an ECU
alumna attended the event as a
recruiter for the NHC which she
discovered while attending the
job fair last year.
"I think it is a good oppor-
tunity for students to see what's
out there said Eaton.
"It gets really overwhelming
when you're trying to figure out
whatyou'regoingtodo. Formeit was
nice to have some personal contact
and talk to someone face to face
Eaton wasn't the only ECU
alumni returning to the job
fair this year as a recruiter.
There were several former stu-
dents and some current interns
representing businesses and
informing job seekers of employ-
ment opportunities, proving the
job fair is a worth while event.
Tim Boughter of Whiting-
Turner General Contracting Co
who is also an ECU alumnus,
was on site to answer questions
and offer information about
potential job opportunities for
their company. Boughter agreed
that ECU is an ideal location to
recruit prospective employees
because of its highly regarded
Construction Management pro-
gram. With 22 locations across
the country including a brand
new office in Raleigh, Whiting-
Turner hoped to engage any
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need to be extremely cautious
when parking near ECU'S campus.
"Students don't
understand that parking is
strictly enforced they say it
won't happen to me or I'll take
that chance said Lieberman.
If a student parks in one spot,
and then move their car up the
street a little before the two hour
time limit, the student is still
considered parked within the
same parking district and
your vehicle can be towed
Lieberman said.
Reese said the reason for
the parking difficulties is
the neighborhoods around
campus were primarily planned
during the first half of the
20th century when
automobiles were not as
prevalent, making the
neighborhood not structured
to handle the large amount of
vehicles ECU students bring.
"There's just not the
capacity to handle all
these cars Reese said.
Reese also said anyone
who is planning on
attending the Halloween
festivities in uptown
Greenville to make proper
arrangements beforehand to
prevent parking difficulties.
"Last year on Halloween
there were serious congestion
problems Reese said.
"A lot of cars were towed
from neighborhoods near
campus, so make arrangements
before the event
Reese said cars being towed
from near campus locations
are likely to be owned by
students who have a full day
of class or are running late so
they park in unauthorized park-
ing locations.
Debra Wike, senior
elementary education major,
and Ryan Simons, senior urban
planning major, both
parked their cars a few
blocks away from campus
and walked to their 8 a.m.
classes together. When they
returned they found both their
cars had been towed one minute
apart from each other.
They had parked in an area
that prohibits visitor parking
until eight in the morning. Their
cars had both been towed just
before eight.
Wike said she was let out
of class before Simons and
had to walk all the way to
the Greenville police station
to recover her vehicle and
was forced to pay a heavy fee.
"What are people who
have 8 a.m. classes supposed
to do? The buses never run on
time and I don't want to pay
more money to ECU just to
park said Wike.
Simons was upset he was
towed so close to the deadline.
"They towed me one
minute before eight o'clock
said Simons.
This writer can be contacted at
students who were passionate
about the industry.
Students taking advantage
of the job fair thought that it
was a very effective way to gain
knowledge of the benefits and
opportunities that different
companies and professions have
to offer.
Jeremy Inman, junior
construction management major,
collected an entire bag full of
internship information from an
assortment of employers.
"It's pretty useful, being a
junior, to get your feet wet in
the business world. Having all
these companies right at your
back door is really convenient
said Inman .
Inman was able to find
numerous corporations that he
plans to pursue for internship
"I look forward to setting up
interviews tomorrow Inman
Student Professional Devel-
opment was pleased overall with
the success of the job fair.
"We know that career
readiness is a journey We want
to make sure the students arrive
at the career of their choice
Other Career Xpo events
this week include Xtreme Inter-
views on Thursday and Friday.
Contact Student Professional Devel-
opment for more information.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian. com.
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out for the student population.
However, because of the
unlikelihood of a draft for the
current war, Hines said he does
not feel the student voter percent-
age will go back up to the level it
reached during Vietnam.
Johnathan Morris, assistant
political science professor, said
he feels this upcoming election
is more important than previous
elections, which may result in an
increase in the college student
turnout, but agrees this popula-
tion has always had the lowest
turnout. Morris said a major issue
which has always kept young
people from voting is their lack
of knowledge and involvement
regarding political issues.
"I think it's necessary for
students to be informed and
involved said Morris.
"Once you've formed your
own opinions, that makes
them want to get involved and
decide how these deci-
sions affect their lives
Morris said Bush and Kerry
have very different views in a
variety of issues such as social
security and Medicare, and
younger voters do not fore-
see these issues having an
impact on their lives, a fact
which keeps them from voting.
Deciding on these issues today
can end up having a direct result
in the lives of college students.
According to Hines, a study
done earlier this year with college
students found that 12 percent,
of an estimated 7,000-8,000
college students, turned out to
vote during the last Presidential
Election. The study took a
specific population of local
Greenville residents who were
deemed likely to be students
based on their age and living
address. This population was
used to determine the percent-
age of college student voting.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian. com.
f Voting
Voter registration deadline: Friday,
Oct. 8, 5 p.m.
Absentee mail out ends on Tues-
day, Oct 26 at 5 p.m.
Absentee on One Stop ends
Saturday, Oct. 30 at 1 p.m.
Absentee for sickdisabled ends
Monday, Nov. 1 at 5 p.m.
Election day Is Nov. 2
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THURSDAY September 30, 2004
Our View
Tonight. George Bush and John Kerry will par-
ticipate in their first presidential debate at the
University of Miami.
TEC wants to remind students that the debate
serves as a way for each candidate to voice his
party's platform and argue the issues - it is not
a popularity contest. Be sure to keep an open
mind when you are watching and pick your
candidate based on what you feel is best.
Although Bush and Kerry are the only two
debating (a candidate has to have 15 percent
support in national polls to debate), there are
other options for president.
Many students may think it's a waste of a vote
to pick a third party candidate, but the beauty
of being an American is that we have the option
to choose a candidate based on whose issues
we agree with most.
Genevieve Wong of Northwestern University's
Medill School of Journalism writes, on MTVs
Choose of Lose Web site, "If our nation contin-
ues to vote pragmatically, there will never be
change. Had one congressman not voted for
women's suffrage, for example, the Nineteenth
Amendment may never have become law.
"The story of how that one vote was cast is one
filled with idealism. Originally, the congressman
was not going to vote in favor of giving women
the right to vote. He deliberated until he received
a note from his mother urging him to support
women. It was then that he changed his mind
- and lost numerous legislative favors.

"I owe this man and his idealism. When women
became equal to men under the law, we were
able to obtain full freedom - socially, politically
and economically.
"Voting pragmatically spawns a political wave
that no citizen wants to surf. There are currently
two parties. One is commonly said to stand
for the left, the other for the right. There is no
"moderate" party to represent moderates, who
make up 50 percent of the voting population. To
limit a voter to two parties is to drive moderation
to extinction.
"And there is certainly no party that truly reflects
or takes into account the issues of my genera-
While TEC doesn't advocate picking strictly
from the third party, we do advocate that you
consider all possibilities and make your own
decision. Every vote counts and there is no
telling what this November will bring.
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Opinion Colunmist
Firebrand preacher visits campus
Where do we draw the line?
As I walked past the library Friday,
enjoying the warm weather and day-
dreaming about graduation, 1 spied
someone who I have not seen in quite
some time. Norman Morris, a firebrand
Christian minister from a local parish,
had once again set himself up within
ECU's designated campus free speech
zone and was carrying on something
fierce. It has been a few semesters since
this gentleman and I had an encounter,
and needless to say, I had not missed his
unique brand of wit and oration.
Last time we met, Mr. Morris took
the time out of his busy schedule to
inform me that while they can still
repent their sins and be saved, all
homosexuals on the planet have them-
selves a one-way ticket to the burning
fires of damnation and that abortion
is the same thing as sticking a gun to
someone's head and pulling the trigger.
During his last visit, this small-minded
fool attracted a dismally thin crowd,
perhaps IS, so this time around he
brought with him a six foot tall, close
up picture of an aborted fetus, 1 imag-
ine for the sheer shock value. Naturally,
this new addition to his repertoire in
t he form of a visual aid gathered 40-50
people in front of the library, some to
listen in rapt awe, but more likely to
shake their heads and chuckle at the
backward, religious fundamentalist
who had graced us once again with
his presence.
Personally, i wrote this gentleman
off long ago. After our first encoun-
ter, I saw him again and just kept
walking, sealing myself not to allow
myself to be dragged into an endless,
circular argument about how the Bible
is historical fact and all of my close
friends who were gay were doomed to
everlasting torture. 1, along with every
other reasonable person reading this
article, know these things not to be
true (at least the bit about the historical
accuracy of the Bible), yet Mr. Morris
insists on re-educating the population
of this university on the finer points of
religious discrimination and bigotry.
I have no issue with the man exercis-
ing his first Amendment rights, quite
the contrary. I encourage people to do
exactly that. But the gruesomeness
of his pictorial presentation, and the
possible disturbance it caused to the
pursuit of education on this campus
(ECU is, by the way, an institution of
learning), is what Itake issue with. As
I listened to Mr. Morris drone on, 1 had
an epiphany. 1 thought of a perfect
analogy to describe the ridiculousness
of the situation with which 1 had been
presented. I thought I might share it.
Here we go:
I am extremely interested in
informing the students of ECU about
the horror of the hostage situation in
Iraq, and would like to bring a former
hostage with me to speak about his
ordeal. Since visual aids improve any
presentation, just to drive home the
seriousness of the problem, 1 would
like to employ the use of a 55-inch,
big screen projection television set,
arranged in front of Joyner Library. On
this set I will continuously broadcast
the vicious beheading of an American
hostage. We will all bear witness as
the kidnappers slowly saw through
the muscle fiber and spinal column of
this individual's neck with a serrated
knife, finally separating his head from
his shoulders. I can guarantee that if
I tried to make this plan a reality, 1
would either be arrested on the spot or
escorted from the premises.
I fail to see the difference between
showing the beheading of a living
person and the gruesome, mangled
remains of an aborted child. Both are
highly inappropriate to be shown on
campus, for anyone walking by to see,
but by the logic employed by so many
pro-life fanatics, evidently including
Mr. Morris, one life is exactly the same
as another, so why not show that life
being taken in just as grisly a manner.
If I had my way, Mr. Morris would never
again be welcome on this campus, but
that will not happen.
He has the same rights to free
speech as I do, so he can yell and scream
as much as he wants (by the way, I
checked, and Morris never informed
the administration of this University
that he would be employing his little
visual aid). I would not deny him that
right. But things in print, where you
make the conscious choice to pick up
the newspaper, and things being yelled
by a narrow-minded jacka, where you
can choose to just keep walking, are
not the same as giant, graphic posters,
which are unavoidable. Every single
person who walked by, whether they
chose to stop or not, was subjected
to that, and I for one was deeply
So Mr. Morris, if you get a chance to
read this article, for shame, Mr. Morris,
for shame. The same goes for the ECU
admirfistration that authorized this
individual's presence on campus in
the first place; maybe next time you
should find out exactly what type of
demonstration he plans to present, and
use your best judgment. I encourage
anyone with an opinion on this issue
to write into or e-mail TEC - I would
love to hear your thoughts.
Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor,
In response to the Sept. 23 article
by Michael Harrington in regards to
the assault weapons ban, there is the
need to point out an inaccuracy in
the story.
Harrington reports that the assault
weapons ban "prohibited the owner-
ship and sale of semi-automatic assault
weapons such as the Uzis and AK-47s
This is not the case.
I am employed at a business where
firearms are sold and 1 can tell you
that it has been quite legal to own and
purchase the above guns the past 10
years, regardless of the ban.
Ever since the repeal of the ban has
become an issue, the media, including
Mr. Harrington, has failed to inform
the public of what the 1994 ban actu-
ally did.
There were several key character-
istics of "assault weapons" that were
- A folding stock
- A pistol grip
- A bayonet mount
- A flash suppressor
- A grenade launcher
Any rifle with a detachable maga-
zine and two or more of the aforemen-
tioned characteristics were targeted by
the ban.
If the assault weapon did not have
any of those characteristics, it was legal
to own and purchase.
What's more, the ban only applied
to the production of guns after the law
took affect.
It was still legal to buy and own
assault weapons with the above char-
acteristics that were made before the
ban took affect.
As a result, you have a ban that
only affects the cosmetics of an assault
weapon. What's more, there is a general
confusion that exists in regards to auto-
matic and semi-automatic rifles.
Most people, unaware of the differ-
ence, might think that if an assault rifle
has the appearance of a machine gun,
than it must fire like one. However,
fully automatic rifles have been banned
from most of the public use since the
1930s (you can still sell and buy auto-
matic weapons, but only if you are
federally licensed by the ATF).
The reality is that the assault weap-
ons on the market today fire no differ-
ently than your average hunting rifle.
And anyone with an average to above
average knowledge of guns will tell you
that most assault weapons use a bullet
that is less powerful than the ammuni-
tion used in many hunting rifles.
In the end, the much ballyhooed
assault weapons ban merely limited
the features of these weapons produced
after 1994. People come into our store
now and comment on the AK-47 on
display, that it's legal to purchase now.
They are quite surprised when we tell
them that it has been legal the whole
time. The truth is that assault weapons
have been widely available for purchase
the past ten years.
Were the mainstream public privy
to this background knowledge, the
response to this issue might possibly
be quite different. As this is an election
year, it should come as no surprise then
that this has become politicized into an
issue with some of the key facts perhaps
conveniently left out.
Brad Scott
Salesman, East 70 Pawn
New Bern, NC
Pirate Rant
Why do professors make you
buy expensive books and then
never use them?
When getting your tires
rotated and balanced, make sure
the repairman was present on
lug nut day.
The Presidential Election is a
joke! All they seem to know is
what the other one did or did not
do and make promises they never
intend to keep.
Why does Tony McKee
keep writing articles bashing
Democrats? He's a Republican,
right? Why doesn't he write
an article supporting Republi-
All professors should have
to take a class that teaches voice
variation. My teacher is the most
monotone person I've ever met. I
can't possibly stay awake listen-
ing to that voice.
So I guess I'll have to stop
rooting for my favorite team and
root for a team that someone who
can't even pick a game in the TEC
predictions likes.
Why are there so many fac-
ulty study rooms and so few stu-
dent study rooms at the library?
That's why the faculty have
Here's a thought maybe
students would have more school
spirit if our teams would give us
a reason to.
While we're burning the
apparel of other schools, can we
set fire to cars with other schools'
mascots on them too?
Have any other students
noticed the preacher on
campus impeding our ways to
class with racist, bigoted and
outlandish remarks? Having
him invade our non-religiously
funded institution and get in
the way of our education is a
direct violation of our civil lib-
Attention students: You are
not at home and your mother's
don't work here. Please clean up
after yourselves.
Why on earth would a guy
tell you he has a girlfriend AFTER
you finished making out with
him for the second time?
I have observed a troubling
phenomena across campus, as
certain young men's collars
seemingly unfold or "pop" them-
selves out of place. I would ask
that all students on campus
aid these unfortunate individu-
als in "unpopping" their collars
as they obviously would never
want to look so incredibly ridicu-
Why is it that we are
required to take four semesters
of a foreign language to graduate
with a humanities degree? I
have no plans on using it in the
future, so why am I required to
take it?
Why is it that every time I go
to Wal-mart I can never find the
things 1 need and always leave
with things 1 never intended to
Students: Don't stand in
the middle of the road chatting
with your friends when people
are trying to drive. You could so
easily get run over and I just may
do it one day.
"NipTuck" is the best show
on TV!
Nowadays it seems like sex is
now the "third base and hitting
a home run is getting his or her
first name!
ECU sends out an e-mail
saying they will be towing people
who are parked illegally in Al
zones - correct me if I'm wrong,
but aren't they already doing
How come all the guys that
are perfect for me all have girl-
Long distance relationships
are too hard! Can we invent a
machine that can beam me to
my girlfriend's place in only a
few seconds?
My office has a policy that
we can't date people we work
with so I proposed to my really
attractive co-worker that we just
get married instead. Yeah, that
didn't work to well.

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Page A6 252.328.6366 ROBBIE DERR Features Editor CAROLYN SCANDURA Assistant Features Editor THURSDAY September 30, 2004
The Travel Film Adventure Series
Presents: Bavaria and the
Black Forest
This Bavarian escape will show a
walk down Romantic Road, a tour
of the medieval walled village of
Rothenberg and the birthplace of
Albert Einstein. This film, which
is a part of the year long travel
itinerary, will take place Sunday,
Oct. 3 at 3 p.m. in Hendrix Theater.
Tickets for Bette Midler's "Kiss My
Brass" tour went on sale Monday,
Sept. 27 at noon. The tickets, for
this "Enormously Entertaining"
show, as the New York Times
described it, will be for the Nov. 1
show at the RBC Center in Raleigh.
The Pitt County River Festival
is being held on Oct. 2 from 10
am. - 3 p.m. There will be games,
food, entertainment and activities
which will be free to the public.
Volunteers are needed to help
out with the festival. Contact
Carolyn Garris with the Pitt Soil
and Water Conservation District
at 752-2720 to find out more
about volunteering.
Healthy Hints
A great fat-free dessert is a baked
apple. Place the apples in a
muffin tray, sprinkle a little sugar
on top and bake at 350 degrees
until the apples reach desired
Waking up a half an hour early
everyday can add 183 hours per
year to your life. This will give
you plenty of time to get out and
exercise without the excuse of not
having enough time.
A nectarine is a great, healthy
snack. One nectarine only has
67 calories and contains fiber,
potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C
and folic acid
Bananas are a great fruit but
along with the high number of
carbohydrates, they are supposed
to be high in potassium. This is
not a myth but there are other
options available for people who
are not scared of carbs. A banana
gives 22 percent of the daily
recommendation for potassium
where as a potato with the skin
provides 42 percent of the daily
recommendation for potassium.
Skipping meals can lead to out-
of-control hunger, often resulting
in overeating. When you're very
hungry, it's also tempting to forget
about good nutrition. Snacking
between meals can help curb
hunger, but don't eat so much
that your snack becomes an
entire meal.
If you keep portion sizes
reasonable, it's easier to eat the
foods you want and stay healthy
Weekly Recipe:
Apple Crisp
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon almond extract
6 cups (about 6 medium) tart
apples, sliced and unpeeled
12 cup uncooked oatmeal
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons chopped almonds
12 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 tablespoons reduced-fat
Yogurt Topping
12 cup plain nonfat yogurt
18 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon sugar
Heat oven to 375 degrees Place
apples In a 1 quart casserole
dish that has been sprayed with
nonstick cooking spray Mix water
and almond extract and pour
over apples; toss to coat. Mix
remaining ingredients until well
mixed and crumbly, then sprinkle
the topping over the apples.
Bake at 375 degrees for about
30 minutes, or until top is golden
brown and apples are tender.
Serve warm with yogurt topping.
Yogurt Topping: mix all
ingredients together.
Nutrients per serving:
Calories: 174
Total fat: 5 grams
Saturated fat: 1 gram
Cholesterol: trace
Sodium: 84 mg
Carbohydrate: 30 grams
Protein: 3 grams
Dietary fiber: 4 grams
Recipe from 24 Hour Fitness.
Recipes for
tailgating times
(KRT) � It's tailgating time.
And this season, rather than
the usual wings and chili, think
about treating your fellow fans to
pizzas on the grill.
Portable grills have made it
easy to cook great meals in sta-
dium parking lots. If you really
want to wow your gang, cook
individual pizzas on the Freedom
It attaches to the back of any
vehicle with a standard 2-inch
receiver hitch, locks into place
while traveling, and leaves room
in the SUV for all the food.
The Freedom Grill (you can
check it out on the Web at www. sells for about
$800, but there are less expensive
grills, such as the Thermos Char-
Broil Grill-2-Go portable propane
grill and the Weber charcoal Go-
Anywhere grill.
If you've got to have the latest
gadget, pick up the new Zagrill,
which sits on the grill grate for
cooking homemade pizzas.
But if you just want some
good-tasting pizza at the sta-
dium, any charcoal or gas grill
can make terrific pizza.
To save time, cook meat and
vegetables on the grill at home
and cut into bite-size pieces.
Almost any topping can be used.
If choosing meats, fish or shell-
fish, be sure they are fully cooked
before adding them, as the pizzas
are not on the grill long enough
to cook thoroughly, according to
James McNair, creator of Pizza
Deck, a box of 50 recipe cards
and tips for making the perfect
pizza at home.
Ingredients for toppings can
be in separate containers, and
your tailgate buddies can make
their own pizzas.
Or, you can have everyone
bring different toppings.
McNair recommends freshly
made dough, but not everyone
has time for that. Many recipes
suggest using Pillsbury refriger-
ated pizza crusts.
Tote the cans in the cooler;
one pop-open container can
easily make two small circles.
Or you can roll out the crusts
before leaving home. Separate the
circles with waxed paper, spray
with non-stick spray, and keep
in a cool place.
Rounds of puff pastry make
a good base for lighter toppings
such as artichokes, goat cheese
and fresh herbs. This chars
quickly, so watch it, but it has
the best flavor.
Travis Bewley, general man-
ager at Mad Mushroom Pizza
in Lexington, Ky recommends
brushing the dough with garlic
butter or beer before adding the
"It brings out a lot of the
flavor of the bread he said. "The
bread is really important to how
the pizza tastes
Craig Burnham, store man-
ager at Brooklyn Piza in Lex-
ington, agrees with Bewley about
the bread.
Brooklyn Pizza makes the
dough fresh every day.
"It's rolled into a ball, and we
don't pat it out and slap it. We
have a method of stretching and
hand-tossing it. We throw it up
in the air and spin it around to
get it to stretch he said.
When it's time to cook, place
the dough onto the rack of the
uncovered grill directly over
medium-hot coals or on a gas
Grill for 1 to 2 minutes or
until dough is puffed in some
places and starting to become
When the dough is just start-
ing to char on the underside, turn
the crust. Cover with cheese and
toppings and grill a few more
minutes, until cheese is melted
and crust is crisp.
Step 1: On a charcoal grill,
build a medium-hot fire in half
Hot sausage grilled pizza is a great item to try at your next tailgating get together.
the grill (two bricks placed end-
to-end work well as a divider).
For a gas grill with two burners,
preheat one burner on high, leav-
ing the other unlit.
For a single-burner gas grill,
preheat on high, then lower the
flame after cooking one side of
the pizza crust.
Step 2: Roll out pizza dough
into four circles and place on a
floured cutting board. Bring the
dough, toppings and a pair of
tongs grillside.
Step 3: Place two of the
dough circles on the hot side of
the grill. Within one minute, the
dough will puff slightly, and the
underside will firm up and be
striped with grill marks.
Use tongs to flip the crusts
over and onto the cooler side of
the grill.
Step 4: Spread half the top-
pings on the two crusts. Cover
the grill and cook, rotating the
pizzas once or twice, until the
toppings are heated through,
about five minutes.
Step S: Remove pizzas from
grill. Repeat steps three and four
with the remaining dough and
From: The Essential Eating
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Diploma mills offer degrees for price Brand new redesigned
$50 bill for better security
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(KRT) � Turns out I was
wrong when I said my editor was
no rocket scientist. It took about
20 minutes - and a valid credit
card - for her to complete her
doctorate in aerospace engineer-
ing from Fllington University.
No book no tests, no classes
and no expertise in the subject.
Ellington, which says it's in
Belize, is one of the hundreds, if
not thousands, of diploma mills
thriving on the Internet. They
sell everything from high school
to postgraduate diplomas at fees
ranging from $39 to $5,000.
The Internet has enabled
just about anyone with clip art
to create a campus, such as the
chiropractor who offered health-
related degrees from Russia via his
Englewood, NJ, office. Operators
skitter across the borderless Net,
unfettered by local or national
standards and restrictions.
Some companies mint knock-
offs - bogus paper diplomas from
legitimate schools. For $290, The
Record newspaper was able to
order a fake nursing degree from
Columbia University at www. We spent an
extra $10 for magna cum laude.
Others are more sophisti-
cated: they may try to pass them-
selves off as legitimate distance
learning schools by having some
actual faculty or requiring some
coursework. Some, like Ellington,
claim to review applicants' self-
described life experience but
usually have only telemarketers
on their "faculty federal inves-
tigators say.
My editor has no plans to
apply for a job at NASA anytime
soon. But others have used the
bogus degrees to get jobs - many
at a high level - in industry and
"Diploma mills are unfair
to those who work long and
hard for legitimate degrees, and
who might get passed over for a
raise or promotion based on an
employer's misunderstanding of
what a diploma-mill degree truly
represents Sen. Susan M. Col-
lins, R-Maine, said in testimony
before Congress.
"If the job is critical to public
safety - like an aeronautical
engineer-or involves significant
responsibility - like a teacher or
border-patrol agent - then bogus
degrees can do tangible and sub-
stantial harm
The RtCOTd spent $398 to pur-
chase the degree "package" from
Ellington. It includes lifetime
verification of the degree for
prospective employers.
Ellington, like others on the
Web, claims to award the degree
based on an evaluation of an
applicant's self-assessment. Susan
see DIPLOMA page A8
(KRT) � President Ulysses
S. Grant gets a multi color
makeover on the new $50 bill,
which the Treasury Depart-
ment will introduce Tues-
day in the nation's capital.
On the new bill bearing the
18th president's image, Grant
is freed from the oval frame to
which he's been confined since
1913, appearing instead before
a stylized red, white and blue
American-flag backdrop.
There's a small, metallic blue
star near Grant's left shoulder,
and on the reverse side the image
of the U.S. Capitol is flanked by
clouds of small yellow "50s
The more intricate design is
intended to make counterfeiters'
job more difficult, said Dawn
Haley, a spokeswoman for the
Treasury's Bureau of Engraving
and Printing.
"It's an ongoing effort to stay
ahead of those would-be counter-
feiters she said.
"Every seven to 10 years,
we're going to be introducing
new currency
Although digital counterfeit-
ing accounted for only 1 percent
of the counterfeit notes detected
in the United States in 1995,
improvements in printing tech-
nology have pushed that figure
to 40 percent in recent years.
Within the United States, the
$20 bill is the most frequently
counterfeited denomination.
Overseas, the $100
bill is the forgers' favor-
ite, followed by the $50 bill.
Still, only 1 in every 25,000
$50 bills in circulation is thought
to be counterfeit, according to
the Treasury Department.
The new $50 bill includes
the subtle security features that
appeared on its predecessor, which
was introduced in 1997. A water-
mark reproduces Grant's portrait
when the bill is held up to the
light, and a plastic security thread
marked with the bill's denomi-
nation is woven into the paper.
The "50" in the lower right
corner of the bill appears to
change color, from copper to
green, when the bill is tilted.
Many of the 50's new bells
and whistles are similar to those
of the new $20 bill, issued last
October, which features a blue-
and-peach image of an eagle
behind the portrait of President
Andrew Jackson.
A new $100 bill is forthcom-
ing, and the Treasury is consider-
ing redesigning the $10 bill. The
$1, $2 and $5 bills will remain
the same, because they ar,en't
counterfeited often enough to
justify the effort.
This is the sixth redesign
of the $50 bill since Grant first
appeared on the $50 gold certifi-
cate in 1913.
The 1997 version introduced
a larger, off-center portrait of
Grant, an enlarged image of
the Capitol on the reverse and a
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the best and the brightest.
This is them.
They're yourclassicoverachiev-
ers. Great grades. Dazzling per-
sonalities. Involved in everything.
Stacey Hicks was a 4-year
member of Michigan State's var-
sity rowing team. Nancy Stano is
vice president for finance of the
Panhellenic Association at the
University of Michigan. Danielle
Williams was the valedictorian
of her high school class. Nick
Weiss played varsity lacrosse at
the University of South Carolina.
When these young people
- nearly all are 19 to 24 - talk
about mediocre grade point
averages, they mean a 3.4 out of
a possible 4.0.
This is accounting giant
Deloitte and Touche's 2004
intern class. Forty of them, sit-
ting primly at folding tables in
a harshly lit meeting room and
waiting for orientation to begin.
It's June 7. Day one of a 10-
week internship in which all those
theories they learned in business
school will be put to the test.
A few of them are here for
their second internships. But for
most of these young adults, this
is entirely new territory.
They look calm. But most are
feeling a palpable sense of inse-
curity. They don't really know
what the work will be like, or
whom they'll be working with or
what their surroundings will be.
"I'm not even sure this is what
I want to do said Ashley Blake, a
21-year-old college senior. "It's so
hard to know. But that's why I'm
here this summer - to find out
It's not that these young
people haven't worked before.
It's just that this job is so differ-
ent from anything else they've
done. No hamburger flipping
or retail transactions at D and
T. This is the real thing. A real
job with real responsibilities and
real money - $1,800 to $3,000
a month - more than most of
them have ever made. This is
why they've gone to college. This
is their first step into the world
of grown-up work.
Internships are one of the
nation's growth industries.
While estimates from govern-
ment agencies and professional
organizations vary wildly - they
range from 250,000 to more
than 2 million - all agree on one
point: The appetite for interns is
growing at a rate of more than 10
percent a year. There is no sign
that the demand will slow.
Demographics tell the tale.
During the next 20 years, tens
of millions of baby boomers
will leave the workforce. But
the generations that are being
relied on to replace them are
much smaller. And although the
demand for workers in the manu-
facturing sector is expected to
continue shrinking, the market
for people in white-collar posi-
tions like these interns are learn-
ing - accountants, auditors,
consultants - will continue to
climb rapidly.
"We know that the numbers
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According to the federal
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U.S. economy will experience a
shortage of io million workers
by the end of the decade. That
number will jump to 35 million
by 2030.
For U.S. businesses, it portends
a serious employment crunch.
For many, the response has been
to expand internship programs
to begin selling their business
to prospective employees early.
Recruiting for this intern class
began more than two years ago.
"I'd say the first formal expo-
sure to the big accounting firms
comes in their sophomore year
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(KRT) � The hidden job
market: It sounds pretty omi-
nous, even scary. What is it and
how does a job seeker find it?
The hidden job market isn't
a cache of job openings stashed
in an underground mine or in a
treasure chest somewhere in the
Pacific Ocean. If you are willing
to take the initiative, be creative
and think "out of the box your
chances of finding a job are dra-
matically increased.
Research and studies show
that 75 percent of jobs are never
advertised. So how does a job
seeker find a job? The first thing
to do is build a network. How?
Before the Internet and Monster,
com and other online search
engines, people actually talked to
each other. They met at church,
the supermarket, sporting events,
social events and even in their
neighborhoods. The Internet is
great, but statistically, sitting
home and surfing the Web will
not get you a job.
The second thing to do is to
approach companies directly.
In other words, you must go to
work to find work. Finding a job
in itself is a full-time job!
The sad fact is that there is
only an 8 percent chance that
you will find a job through an
advertisement in the newspa-
per. Even sadder, the chance of
finding a job using the popular
employment Web sites is less
than one-half of 1 percent.
Does this mean you should
ignore these resources com-
pletely? No. If your chances of
finding a job through ads in the
newspaper are 8 percent, then use
8 percent of your time looking at
the papers. Use about 1 percent
of your time surfing the Web. Use
the rest of the time in activities
that will statistically increase
your chances of finding a job.
A successful networking cam-
paign can be close to 90 percent
effective and can be done by any
job seeker at any skill and educa-
tional level. It involves develop-
ing and utilizing business and
personal relationships to help
you reach your goal of finding a
job. When networking, you do
not have to ask directly for a job,
as this could put the other person
on the spot. Instead, seek advice,
knowledge and ways to expand
your contact universe. Your con-
tacts may introduce you to other
contacts, and those contacts to
others, etc. That's what building
a network is all about. Talk with
everyone you know, even if they
don't seem to be in your field.
For example, I know a guy
who is a software engineer.
He had just been laid off from
Lucent and was looking for a job.
He spoke to all of his contacts,
expanded his network and had
a few good leads. His wife, who
is a teacher, invited him to a
picnic with other teachers. My
friend complained, but finally
decided to go. At the picnic, he
met the spouse of his wife's co-
worker who happened to work at
a start-up telecommunications
company. My friend is now hap-
pily employed. Don't rule out any
function because you feel there
are no potential contacts. Always
carry cards or resumes that
include your contact informa-
tion including name, telephone
number and e-mail address.
Find out when social, busi-
ness, Chamber of Commerce
and trade association meetings
are held and attend. Talk and
mingle with people you know
and those you don't know. Many
times, there will be a greeter at
the door who can introduce you
to other people.
People are usually more than
willing to help. Find others who
are job hunting and swap stories.
Attend networking groups.
There are specific things to
do when doing your networking
and job-search campaign. While
looking for jobs in the newspaper,
online or elsewhere, monitor
companies and industry hiring.
There is a good possibility that
they might be hiring others with
your skill set.
Here's an example: I was
searching for a recruiting posi-
tion on a Web site I use often.
On the site, I saw a company that
was looking for a trainer, not a
recruiter. I e-mailed the contact a
cover letter and a resume. I got a
call the next day, saying the com-
pany was looking for a recruiter,
which was not advertised at all!
I went for the interview and got
the job. Chances are, since the
job was not advertised, I was not
competing with all of the other
recruiters out there who are look-
ing for work!
Your skills may be desired by
industries that you never even
considered. I checked out Tufts
University's Web site recently and
found 122 jobs - many of which
were staff openings rather than
academic positions.
from page A6
DeSantis, an assignment editor,
submitted a vague but truthful
resume of less than a page. It
mentioned her bachelor's degree
from Syracuse University, a job
at a shoe store and her tenure as
a PTA mom.
Her relevant experience was
deliberately general: "Interests
include aeronautics, electrical
engineering her letter read. We
threw in "well-acquainted with
commercial aviation
Based on this self-evalua-
tion, she received official-look-
ing transcripts that detailed her
good grades in classes such as
Advanced Propulsion and Com-
putational Aerodynamics. After
getting a B-minus in the Aerody-
namics of Wings and Bodies in
the fall of 1995, she apparently
caught her stride, according to
the transcripts, earning mostly
A's before defending her disser-
tation and being awarded the
doctorate degree in 1998.
Efforts to rein in the $500
million-a-year industry have
been sporadic and haphazard.
Only four states have penalties
in place for those using degrees
from diploma mills.
Some of the most egregious
operators have been prosecuted
under federal mail-fraud statutes
but, for the most part, the mills
operate under the radar and free
of federal regulation. It's not
illegal to operate a non-accred-
ited university, but it is illegal to
send out a fraudulent diploma
through the mail. The businesses
have even been able to get around
federal regulations requiring that
schools be accredited by creat-
ing their own fake accrediting
And there seems to be no end
in sight:
Hundreds of federal employ-
ees - some using their tuition
reimbursement stipends - have
purchased degrees from diploma
mills, according to an inves-
tigation by the Government
Accountability Office.
Teachers in a number of states
have been found to have fake
graduate credentials that boosted
their taxpayer-funded salaries.
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available, experts believe the pri-
vate sector suffers from the same
kind of fraud.
Scores of bogus accrediting
agencies and verification services
have sprung up to bolster the fake
institutions - most run by the
same people, making it harder
for prospective employers to spot
the frauds.
"These operators are really
good at hiding in plain sight
- changing their location and
changing names said Robert
White, a congressional aide who
helped organize federal hearings
on the issue.
The GAO investigation found
that 28 high-ranking officials
at eight federal agencies hold
degrees from diploma mills,
including three who have top
security clearance at the National
Nuclear Security Administra-
In reviewing the records of
just three of the unaccredited
schools that cooperated, the
agency found at least 463 federal
employees were "graduates They
included more than 200 working
for the Department of Defense.
Investigators for the GAO said
they didn't know whether those
employees faced any penalties
as a result.
In an effort to tighten up
on diploma fraud, the federal
government is changing its
application forms and
the department of educa-
tion is creating a Web site of
legitimately accredited
institutions, said Paul Desaul-
niers, the GAO investigator who
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Page B1 252.328.6366 TONY ZOPPO Sports Editor BRANDON HUGHES Assistant Sports Editor
THURSDAY September 23, 2004
Purple, gold should be
only colors on campus
I guess you don't understand.
Yeah, I'm talking to you. You
- the person in the UNC shirt
or the NC State hat. You want to
walk around ECU'S campus and
wear other school's clothing. I got
a few simple words for you. Don't
wear that crap on my campus.
I don't care where your
daddy went to school or who
you've always rooted for. In fact,
I couldn't care less. It doesn't
matter if you were baptized in the
Duke Chapel, you were conceived
in the Bell Tower at UNC or your
sister is the president of FFA at
NC State. Don't wear that crap
on my campus.
I bleed purple because I am a
student at the university I chose
to attend. I support only this
school, my school.
I take it personally when
students do not have enough
pride in the same school I adore
by choosing to back other teams.
It's the same as saying you are an
American citizen, but support
other countries. It doesn't make
People tell me it's just a Mich-
igan shirt. It's just a Texas hat.
It's only Miami shorts. Hey,
it matches my outfit. No, it's
more. It's them sticking a dagger
through the spirit of ECU.
You don't believe me? All
right, ask Mark Lindsay, a gradu-
ate from the class of 1984 who is
also the Founder and Administra-
tor of the non-licensed ECU fan
Web site,
"Back in the 1970s and
1980s, the ECU students really
had big-time loyalty to ECU and
we sported ECU gear with great
pride said Lindsay.
"I mean, why promote the
ACC in Greenville? It's like slap-
ping this university, city and
region right in the face. Those
who wear ACC gear on this cam-
pus show absolutely no regard
or loyalty to their alma mater or
their fellow students. And to the
student's credit, I see far less of
this going on now than in the
past few years. ECU students are
catching on to this fact
For you out-of-staters, let
me spell it out for you. Eastern
North Carolina has struggled for
everything it has. It always has
and it always will. The state gov-
ernment ignores us in Raleigh.
The wealth in the state is in the
TriangleTriad area where all four
ACC schools are located.
"The last thing we need is
for our own student body to
wear ACC gear on this campus
Lindsay said.
"This is one of the finest uni-
versities on the east coast. Be a
Pirate is the message here. Stand
up for ECU. You do not have
to take a back seat to anybody
in this state
There are reasons as to why
some people want to secede in
order to form the Slst state. Resi-
dents here know exactly where
the borders would be too, split
right down Interstate 95. To the
west of Interstate 95 is a snobbish
attitude that continually tries to
keep our Pirates down.
For instance, our new engi-
neering program was completely
rejected by the NC State Board
of Trustees because it would
hurt them financially. That is
ridiculous as we have 35 stu-
dents compared to their several
The state government
recently gave three times the
amount of money ($180 million)
to UNC than it gave to ECU. It
only gave the minimal asking
price for the Pirates to form a
new heart center despite the area
being among the nation's leaders
in heart disease and obesity.
ECU students, by wearing
non-ECU apparel, you are trivial-
izing what students, faculty and
administrators have fought for
since its inception in 1907.
"It is a huge slap in the face
to other ECU students that have
pride in the school they attend,
and to past and present ECU
leaders who have fought those
same in-state schools to become
what we are today said Minges
Maniac president, Seth Horton.
"People just don't realize the
damage they are doing to ECU
when they support those other
schools. If they want to support
that school so badly, they should
just go there
Even alumni see this issue as
just plain disrespectful.
"I came here in the late 1980s
and early 1990s said Pirate
Radio 1250 AM founder and
owner, Troy Dreyfus.
"It seemed that then school
pride was much more prevalent.
You just wouldn't see that while
we were in school. I knew many
people would give that person
grief if they wore that NC State
hat or UNC sweatshirt
Dreyfus has a clear message
to those students who make
the conscious choice to support
other schools.
"It's disrespectful to the
school that you are a part of
and that you are paying to
attend. People need to have
see CRISIS page B2
Week Two: TEC predictions
7-3 7-3 5-5
Wake Forest over BostonWake ForestWake ForestBoston CollegeWake ForestBoston CollegeBoston CollegeWake ForestWake Forest
Virginia Tech over NCSUNCSUVirginia TechVirginia TechVirginia TechNCSUNCSUNCSUNCSU
FSU over ClemsonFlorida StateFlorida StateFlorida StateFlorida StateFlorida StateFlorida StateFlorida StateClemson
Michigan over IowaMichiganMichiganMichiganMichiganMichiganMichiganMichiganIowa
Cincinnati over ECUECUECUECUECUCincinnatiCincinnatiECUECU
Giants over BrownsGiantsGiantsGiantsBrownsBrownsGiantsBrownsGiants
Ravens over BengalsBengalsBengalsRavensRavensBengalsRavensRavensBengals
Colts over PackersColtsColtsColtsColtsColtsColtsColtsColts
Redskins over CowboysRedskinsRedskinsRedskinsRedskinsRedskinsRedskinsRedskinsCowboys
Raiders over BucsRaidersRaidersRaidersRaidersRaidersRaidersRaidersRaiders
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Pirates debut in TEC
top 10 weekend picks
With our inaugural edi-
tion of the weekly TEC
predictions behind us,
Robert Leonard, David Waskie-
wicz, Matthew Foster and myself
have sprinted out to an early lead.
Above are this week's
selections and each writer's
season record.
Boston College
vs. Wake Forest
Wake Forest gets the better
of Boston College in this hard
to predict match-up. I like the
Demon Deacons in a close
game, 31-27.
NC State
vs. Virginia Tech
The Wol fpack just
aren't the same without
Philip Rivers. The defense
had a strong showing against
Ohio State last week but I don't
think quarterback Jay Davis is
ready to lead NC State against the
Hokies. Tech rolls 27-13.
Clemson vs.
Florida State
Clemson was upset last week
by Texas A&M and the Seminoles
aren't the dominating team they
used to be. Chris Rix is far from
a great quarterback, but good
enough to beat the- Tigers 31-20.
Iowa vs. Michigan
Iowa was rocked by
Arizona State while the
Wolverines squeaked past San
Diego State last week. Both teams
aren't playing their best football,
but I like Michigan in thisone23-16.
Cincinnati vs. ECU
The Pirates debut this
week in our predictions. A
lot of our sports writers are
going foi the upset. I'd like to see
it as well, but the Bearcat defense
maybe the best ECU faces this
season. The Pirates will get their
first win soon, just not this week.
Cincy wins 27-13.
Cleveland Browns
vs. New York Giants
The Giants rebounded
nicely against the Redskins by
forcing seven turnovers. Tom
Coughlin was under the
microscope before the season
because of his tyrant-like
approach to coaching. Another
win against the Browns should
douse the fire. Giants win 16-9.
Baltimore Ravens vs.
Cincinnati Bengals
Easily the toughest selec-
tion from the NFL ranks, I like
the Ravens over the Bengals
this week based on both teams'
performances last weekend. The
Bengals won in ugly fashion
but I don't trust their defense
against Jamal Lewis. Baltimore
wins 20-10.
Green Bay vs. Indianapolis
The lowly Bears shocked the
Packers last week. I think Brett
Favre and Green Bay rebound
nicely, too bad they play the
Colts. Indy wins this one 30-17.
Dallas vs. Washington
No one knows the
identities of these rivals. Which
team will show up? Hopefully
it's the Redskins from Week One
and Cowboys from Week Two in
this storied rivalry. I'm hoping
Ramsey doesn't throw more
interceptions as Washington
wins 20-7.
Tampa Bay vs. Oakland
Remember when these two
teams battled for the Super
Bowl a few seasons ago. What a
difference a couple of years
makes. Oakland wins the
match-up of maybe the oldest and
slowest teams of the NFL, 17-13.
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pride and support the school
they are in. While some people
would say it's superficial, I take it
very personal
What about our athletes that
put in their blood, sweat and
tears for this school? Students
who wear other team's gear just
don't care about all the time
and effort that athletes sacrifice
in bettering our school. Heck,
these students are even trivial-
izing anyone, athletically or not,
that competes with an ECU logo
across their chest.
If I were an athletic recruit
touring campus, why would I
want to go to a school where
everyone is wearing someone
else's gear? If I were just a regular
student touring campus, why
would I want to go to that school?
Put simply - I wouldn't.
I realize everyone grew up
rooting for a certain team and
with the influx of NC students
from west of Greenville and it
probably wasn't the Pirates. That
simply has to change. What is a
better time than now?
That is why I am proposing a
large-scale bonfire of all the non-
ECU apparel people own or can
find. I strongly encourage student
organizations, local businesses
and administration to get behind
this new idea. Pirate Radio 1250
AM has expressed large interest in
being a part of this new event.
This new tradition would
stop the apathy that is so rabid
among the student population
today. The public burning should
take place on ECU'S campus and
it would cure this travesty faster
than any other means.
The bonfire should take place
before a home football game in
order to increase the school spirit
and morale. It would send a clear
message that the students of ECU
back our athletes and coaches.
The next time a student
is wearing a school's clothing
that doesn't spell ECU, just tell
them you have a few words for
them. All you have to say Is,
"don't - wear - that - crap - on
- my - campus
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NY Jets
flying high
(AP) � For the last three
years, Herman Edwards spent
his bye week working long hours,
trying to fix the problems that
plagued his slow-starting New
York Jets.
He showed up to work alone
on weekends while players and
coaches took a break, refusing to
rest until he figured out how to
save the season. It worked in 2001
and 2002, when the Jets rallied to
make the playoffs.
Another slow start last season
turned into a disaster. After
opening 0-4, the Jets went 6-10.
So Edwards hatched a plan. He
would make his team younger.
He would make training camp
harder. He would will his team
to 2-0.
So at the first team meet-
ing six months ago, the coach
announced his short-term goal.
"We only had two games
in September Edwards said. "I
could load up my ammunition,
everything for two games. It's
just like that was the season for
us, for at least two games. We got
to come out of here 2-0
After wins against Cincinnati
and San Diego, the Jets are 2-0 for
the first time under Edwards and
the second time in 11 years.
Now Edwards can take the
bye weekend off. His reward?
Going to the Nevada-San Diego
State game to see his son, Marcus,
play receiver for the Aztecs.
"I actually get to see my
son play a football game,
which is pretty special for me
Edwards said.
This season could turn into
something special as well. The
next three games are against
winless teams: Miami, Buffalo
and San Francisco. It is pos-
sible the Jets could be 5-0 before
their game at New England on
Oct. 24.
But no one is thinking ahead
right now. Edwards is just pleased
he accomplished one of his
"We've never done that
around here Edwards said.
"We've never had games in the
bank. We're always using a credit
card trying to get out of debt.
Credit card's paid in full now. I'm
looking at the 14-game season,
and now what can we do? That's
what we have to look at, see how
many we can win
Before presenting his 2-0 plan
to the team, he met with several
team leaders to explain exactly
what he wanted to do. Everyone
was on board. From that moment
seeJETS page 86
ECU to face Charlotte, WCU
Women's soccer will
play two in-state foes
To say Charlotte and ECU
don't get along wouldn't be accu-
rate. To say they hate each other;
well that's a better assessment.
Since the two schools are the
only Conference USA representa-
tives from NC, an in-state and
in-conference rivalry has grown.
This rivalry may be the strongest
in women's soccer.
Let's go back to last season.
The ladies were having a great
season, but had dropped a few
close conference games. Head-
ing into the last game of the
season, they needed a win to
grab the last spot in the confer-
ence tournament. This crucial
game took place in Greenville
against Charlotte.
The game was an all-out,
defensive battle for 90 minutes.
The score was finally settled
in overtime, when Charlotte
scored the game winning and
season ending goal. This rivalry
will be renewed this Friday
in Charlotte.
Instead of finishing confer-
ence play against the 49ers, the
ladies open conference play this
season against Charlotte, where
the intensity will be as high
as ever.
"They are our rival said
Head Coach Rob Donnenwirth.
"It's been one of those games
every year against them. It's
always a really physical and emo-
tional game
Both teams have been strug-
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The Lady Pirates hope to rebound from a 3-0 loss to VCU.
gling this season, and want to
start conference play on the right
foot. ECU enters the game at 2-
4-1 and Charlotte comes in at a
surprising 0-7-0. They met one
common opponent in Virginia
Commonwealth and both teams
were beaten by a sound margin.
While the thought of last
year's game will be in the back
of the Lady Pirates' minds, Don-
nenwirth knows this must not be
the focus of the game.
"We can't forget last year
Donnenwirth said.
"But in the end, this is a
new season. Every conference
game is important, and we
really need to get the win to get
some momentum
Before the weekend wraps
up, the ladies will have an out
of conference game at Western
Carolina. The Pirates will run
into another struggling soccer
team, as the Catamounts are 1-4-
0 on the season. Due to Hurricane
Ivan, their last two games were
canceled and this is their first
game since Sept. 12.
The Pirates will need to
stop Stephanie Svoboda, the
Catamounts leading scorer for
the season. ECU will need to
keep the ball at their end of the
field and pressure one of two
young keepers.
"This is an important week-
end for us Donnenwirth said.
"We really need to go out there
and put 90 minutes together
The ladies will return to
Greenville for two home confer-
ence games next Friday and Sunday
against DePaul and Marquette.
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ECU Volleyball team prepares
for William & Mary this Friday
Lady Pirates return for
non-conference play
It has been a rough couple of
weeks for ECU'S Volleyball team
to say the least. After starting
the season with a promising 4-2
record at home, the Lady Pirates
went on the road only to lose five
of its last seven games. The Lady
Pirates' record now stands at 6-7
and the team will be looking to
get back to their winning ways
as they return home this Friday
to face William & Mary.
The inexperience factor has
continued to haunt ECU this
year. With one senior and seven
juniors, William & Mary clearly
have an experience advantage
over the five junior, senior-less
Lady Pirates.
"We are a young
team said ECU's Head Coach
Colleen Munson.
"We play well, we just need
to work better playing as a team.
We are making inexperienced
mistakes. We need to work on
being consistent and closing
out games
Wiliam & Mary, who are 6-4
so far this season, won their last
two matches and are looking
to extend their winning streak
against the Lady Pirates. Sopho-
more Sarah Long leads the way
offensively for the Lady Tribe
with 95 kills. Junior Erin Sim-
mons and sophomore Kathleen
Hawley provide the defense for
the team with a combined 270
digs between them.
The keys to the Lady Pirates'
success will be to control the
game from the start to finish.
"We have to play our game
coach Munson said.
"William & Mary are always
good competition, they are really
competitive. We just need to play
at our tempo
Playing at ECU's tempo could
mean a whole lot of kills for the
Lady Pirates. Four of ECU players
have more than 100 kills; Junior
Erica Wilson leads the team with
138. Rounding out the defense
for ECU would be junior Johanna
Bertini, who leads the team with
178 digs and sophomore Heidi
Krug who is second only to Ber-
tini with 96 digs.
A win against William &t
Mary will extend the Lady Pirates
winning-streak to two matches
and give them momentum going
into their upcoming home game
next Tuesday against Campbell.
Both home games are crucial to
win for ECU as they begin con-
ference play on the road Oct. 1
against UAB.
"It is extremely important to
win both home games coach
Munson said.
"It will give us confidence;
help us build momentum for the
road as we begin conference play
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THURSDAY September 23, 2004
John Thompson
"Cincinnati is a seasoned, veteran team and has maybe
the best defensive line in the conference. For us to just say
we're going to line up and whip them one-on-one, well,
nobody else had done that yet. I don't see a weakness on
their defense inside or out and with Jamar Enzor run-
ning to the football, the only way to succeed is to take
it right at them and I expect us to be better on Saturday.
We had a good balance in our off week, worked hard and
� had a few days off to get our legs back and get some people
1 healthy. I think this team is hungry to prove
� themselves
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The Pirates' James Pinkney is just as much a running threat as he is a passing threat.
Pirates looking to attack 'Cats
1 Quarterback James Pinkney should
be the most effective weapon against
the Bearcats Saturday. Pinkney has
� been a solid performer under offen-
sive coordinator Noah Brindise's new offensive
schemes, throwing the ball deep down the field to
an array of receivers.
"They're (Cincinnati) a very
good defensive team, right now
we're breaking down the tape of
them bit by bit, but we feel like
we can exploit their secondary
said Pinkney.
All of the hype before the
season focused on Art Brown
and Marvin Townes, but it's
been Pinkney who has led the
offense. The sophomore signal-
caller has thrown for 555 yards
this season. I

"We just need to play together 3
as a team Pinkney said. f
"One minute, the offense
will be clicking and the defense 't:
won't be and next minute, the o
defense will be clicking and the I
offense won't be clicking
Pinkney is going to take care
of the football for the Pirates to
have a shot at their first victory.
"James (Pinkney) has to come
out and play well early said Head
Coach John Thompson.
"Wecan't go through what we've been through
the last few games. He's been aiming the football
and throwing interceptions early in the game. He
has to come out relaxed and poised and get us
down the field.
James has gotten us out of a lot of trouble. We've
given up way too many pressures and he's been
running for his life back there
The sophomore has been doing a good job
moving around in the pocket, but taking off and
utilizing his underrated mobility would give the
Bearcats one more variable to contain.
2 Before the season began, the ECU
faithful knew they could count on
one advantage over their opponents
� week in and week out with Marvin
Townes and Art Brown in the backfield. What they
didn't know was a trio of backs would provide an
offensive punch.
Freihnun tailback Chris Johnson burst onto the
scene with an 86-yard touchdown run against Wake
Forest and figures to be a vital cog in the game plan
heading Into this weekend.
"It's given me a little bit more playing time
said Johnson of his long run.
"The coaches have got a few more plays for me
this week
Townes will be back at full speed after going
down with an injury against Wake and will get
the start.
We've got to get the running game going
Thompson said.
"We have to establish some toughness in the
run game and not just the big plays. We can chew
up some yards doing that
The Pirates will need significant contributions
from all three backs, specifically Townes and
Brown. If Townes is hampered,
Brown needs a monster game
for ECU to put some points on
an outstanding Bearca defense.
Chris Johnson will be the home
run threat; hopefully the speed-
ster will break one Saturday, from
either returning kicks or out of
the backfield.
Punter Ryan
Dougherty is
another player
that figures to give
the Pirates an edge against the
Bearcats. The sophomore has
booted the ball well this season;
the only hope is he'll get as few
opportunities as possible. Dough-
erty is averaging 45.1 yards per
kick in 2004. Cincinnati punter
Chet Ervin is averaging 41.4 yards
per punt. Dougherty, a Preseason
First Team Conference USA selec-
tion, averaged 43.9 yards per punt
last season and will be a huge factor if the game
comes down to a field position battle. ECU also
needs to give Demetrius Hodges an opportunity
to return punts by forcing more three-and-out's
on defense. The Pirates have no return chances
this season.
The final key for the ECU Pirates
will be the play of their wide receiv-
ers. The core this year doesn't have
a true star like it did last season
with Terrance Copper, but they have the poten-
tial to be a great unit of wide outs if they can
coalesce and keep the drops at a minimum.
There were far too many dropped balls in the
Wake Forest game and that cannot happen
against the Bearcats if ECU is to have any
thoughts of winning this game. Demar-
cus Fox needs to step up and get open long
down the field so the Pirates can finally back
defenses off the ball because of a deep threat.
Edwin Rios blew up against WVU but had a
bagel in the catches column against Wake; look
for him to step up and catch four or five passes and
perhaps a touchdown. Complementing those two
players will be Bobby Good, Kevin Roach, Will Bland
and Robert Tillman. Tillman also has the potential to
go deep but these four receivers can wreak havoc on
Cincy's defense if they can get open consistently
in the flats, up the seems and on intermediate
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ECU Game Breaker
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Chris Johnson possesses blazing speed
Chris Johnson can fly. Well,
almost. Johnson has been clocked
at 10.62 in the 100 meters and
5' 11"
Orlando, FL
High School
Olympic High
ran the anchor leg on the fastest
4x100 relay junior team in the
nation. Johnson's speed makes
him a threat to score anytime he
touches the ball.
The true freshman leads the
Pirates in rushing with 103 yards
despite being third on the depth
chart. His electric 86-yard scoring
run was the second longest ever
by a freshman at ECU.
Johnson may see more car-
ries this weekend due to the fact
that starting tailback Marvin
Townes will be playing with a
sprained knee.
"We need to put the ball in
his hands a lot more, said Head
Coach John Thompson.
"He may be a true freshman
but he is a fast, true talent The
budding start currently ranks 47th
in the nation averaging 20.29 yards
per kickoff return. The Florida
native also ranks 43rd among ai:
purpose runners averaging 125
yards per game. "He's a play maker
said running backs coach Jerry
McManus. "He's got confidence in
his ability. He has a great attitude
where he feels like he can make a
play every time he touches the ball.
That's what you have to have to be
a great running back
"It's different from high
school. The speed of the game
has been real fast said tailback
Chris Johnson.
Trust me, Chris Johnson will
lie able to keep up. The question
will be whether the Cincinnati
defense can
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Bearcats in the first Conference USA game of they
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So far this season, the 6-foot, 200-pound senior tail
trips to pay dirt. However, a knee injury sidelined To
two weeks ago. After healing for more than a weet,
offer his thoughts on the season thus far and wharl
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can't deal with.
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TEC: How is the offensive line coming along?
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on every single snap.
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the field. It should be something great.
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chance at winning?
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Mark Dantonio
"We are starting classes this week and our operations
guy told me that we are 1-4 in games at the beginning
of school. I have also been told that we have lost our last
seven away games. ECU is 0-2. They've had a week off to
prepare for us - to get healthy and put in new wrinkles.
They've got a good quarterback who can throw the ball
all over the place. Rios is their top receiver. They've got
decent running backs, one that ran for 1,000 yards in
2002 and one who ran for 1,000 yards in 2003. We need
to get ready and go with focus
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some extended playing time this weekend?
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tives on the season thus far for the team?
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The Bearcats' Jamar Enzor collected a total of 137 tackles last year.
UC brings balance on '0'
Don't let the Bearcats' meager 1-2
record fool you. This team, under new Head
Coach Mark Dantonio, has a lot of weapons,
some of which may give the Pirates problems in
this weekend's Conference USA showdown. Let's
examine a few.
ICan you say
balance? The
hardest thing
� for a defense
to guard against is unpredict-
ability. In their first three reg-
ular season games, Cincinnati
has proven they will add that ele-
ment to the game. As a testament
to that, the Bearcats have rushed
555 yards and passed 575 yards f
in three contests. That's nearly a �
one-to-one ratio. Cincinnati will jj
have the best chance of imposing
their will on the Pirates if they
go to the ground early, bring the
corners in, and then exploit the O
secondary. This will be a key to
the game and ECU will have to
mix up their looks on defense if they want to con
trol the runpass offense of the Bearcats.
Although the Bearcat defense isn't
mentioned among the nation's elite,
they have done some impressive
things in the young season. The
Cincy 'D' has already forced seven turnovers,
including three takeaways against
No. 6 Ohio State. There isn't one
name on the Bearcats front seven
-i that really jumps off the paper
�fJ when one is examining the stats.
However, playing as the unified
unit that Dantonio is promoting,
six players have tallied 16 tackles
or more in the first three games.
Another statistic worthy of noting
is the Bearcats' defensive percentage
when their opponent is in the red
�� zone. They have held opponents to a
' meager seven of 12, which calculates
to 58.3 percent. Numbers aside, the
Cats' D will have to adjust to ECU
quarterback James Pinkney's abil-
ity to flush the pocket on a broken
play and force him to make some
mistakes when the blitz is on. Also,
GUIDUGLI the Cincy defense has been suscep-
tible to the run, so they may have to
play more guys in the box than originally anticipated
with the talent ECU has at the tailback position.
3 k Individually speaking, the Bearcats
n W have three major weapons on
r offense allowing them to spread the
dmdr � field and the defense. The first, and
.2 perhaps most crucial, is senior running back Rich-
03 ard Hall. I tall rushed 238 yards, including a 79-yard
ft trounce, and three touchdowns in Cincy's win over
.3 Miami of Ohio. His ability to breakdown the defen-
sive line has allowed quarterback Gino Guidugli
to go to the air early and often during the young
season. Guidugli has been quite effective with the
passing game, as he has thrown for 575 yards and
three touchdowns. Guidugli has also rewritten the
Bearcats record book. He owns the career records
passes attempted (1,214), completed (670), passing
yards (8,820), touchdowns (52) and total yards
(8,938). Guidugli's favorite receiver thus far
has been Hanniba Thomas, who had a huge
game against Miami of Ohio, racking up
five catches for 175 yards and a score.
Hall needs to start off big in order for
Guidugli and Thomas to get on the
same page. If this doesn't happen,
ECU can blitz at will and allow the
Pirate secondary the opportunity
for some picks because Guidugli
has shown some vulnerability to
the pass rush in earlier games.
4 The X Factor: Many times games
will come down to the final few
ticks. You have to be willing to
take the risk, whether early or
late, that may decide the outcome of a game.
In a game that is anticipated by many to come
down to the last few minutes, maybe even last
drive, Cincinnati may come up with the goods
down the stretch better than a Pirate team who
hasn't faced a tight game as of yet. Granted,
neither has Cincy, but let's take a look at one
particular statistic: 4-7 on fourth down conversion
- Talk about guts. Most teams would be astounded
at the end of a season with that fourth down con-
version rate, let alone after three games. Dantonio
has already shown in his first year he is willing to
do whatever it takes to win, whether it be going on
a gut instinct in the second quarter with a fourth
and two from your own 49, or pulling out all the
stops with a little razzle dazzle. Cincinnati should
be a fun team to watch, but may get carried away
at times with the play calling. If they continue to
succeed in areas such as fourth down conversions,
they will give the Pirates all they can handle this
weekend in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.
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Richard Hall is licking his
chops this week in preparing for
the Pirates. Hall knows that he
is about to face statistically the
worst run defense in the nation.
The Pirates are allowing 359
yards per game on the ground.
The starting running back for the
Bearcats currently ranks 16th in
the nation and third in Confer-
ence USA in rushing average.
Hall is averaging at 111.3 yards
per game.
Hall exploded for 238 yards
on just 14 carries against Miami
(OH), the sixth highest UC total
ever. The Ohio native earned C-
USA Player of the Week honors.
In that game, Hall had runs of
70 and 79 yards along with three
The senior running back
knows the Pirates well.
Hall tore through the ECU
defensive line for 177 yards in
"We saw a lot of him last
year, he is a very good running
back said ECU Head Coach
John Thompson.
"Obviously they are going to
come in and try to run the foot-
ball. Who wouldn't against the
numbers that we have thrown
up on defense? I think that is a
challenge to our pride and to our
manhood on defense
Hall is a dual threat as a capa-
ble receiver with 22 receptions
for 252 yards in 2003. The back
also ranks 49th in the nation for
all purpose-runners with 120.33
yards per game. It will be up to
the Pirate defense to set up to the
plate or Richard Hall could break
the game wide open.
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Men's Golf team takes to road
ECU set to play in the
Adams Cup of Newport
The ECU men's golf has gotten
off to a solid start this season. The
Pirates finished seventh out of
17 at the Mid Pines Intercolle-
giate, where they defeated some
good competition.
At the First Reliance Bank
Intercollegiate they finished
10th out of 13 teams. In the Mid
Pines tournament they were able
to defeat such respected golf
programs as Furman, Davidson,
Maryland, VCU and Old Domin-
Senior Adam llowell and
liinior Phillip Reale finished in
the top ten of that event. They
hope to build on that success
Monday when they travel to
Rhode Island to compete in The
Adams Cup of Newport. This
tournament will also feature
some very good competition.
"There are 15 teams compet-
ing in this event and five played
at the NCAA Tournament last
year said coach Kevin Williams.
"I would say of the 15 teams,
we will be seeded somewhere
in the middle of the pack and
hopefully we can pick up some
quality wins to help us become
a better team
This year's version of the
men's team features a youth
movement, but every tourna-
ment signals yet another building
block for the team. The young
team has experienced some grow-
ing pains so far this season.
"The first 36 holes of the
tournaments we have played
pretty well, but the final 36 have
been where we have struggled
Williams said.
Williams feels that three fresh-
men have really showed some
good potential this season.
"Freshman David Smith
has been our most pleasant
surprise and Ryan Solan and
Martin Nicholls (two other fresh-
men) have impressed me with
the impact they will make on
our program Williams s?id.
The course at which the team
is playing is not an easy course
by any means, so the team will
have to stay focused and moti-
"The Adams Cup is played at
the Newport National Golf Club
which is a very tough course and
it will be a stern test for us and all
the teams Williams said.
"If the wind blows which it
normally does then we will have
to be mentally strong to handle
tough conditions
The Orchard Course on
which the tournament will be
played is a Par - 72, 7,200-yard
links style championship course
designed by legendary golf archi-
tect Arthur Hills and his associate
Drew Rogers. Many have said this
course reminds them of the great,
old courses in Ireland.
After this tournament,
the team heads to Chapel Hill
to compete at the Franklin
Street Partners Invitational.
The Pirates will then host theirfirst
home match, the Pirate
Fall Intercollegiate from the
Bradford Creek Golf Club.
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had to start 2-0.
"Every person, if you can
ask them one thing that they
remember from the beginning
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heads running back Curtis
Martin said. "His focus became
our focus, and that's what makes
good teams
it also helped that Edwards
decided he needed to rely more
on Martin, who leads the league
in rushing after two games with
515 yards. Chad Pennington
is healthy and started his first
career season opener against
the Bengals, making it easier for
the Jets to get continuity with
their quarterback.
The defense is entirely
revamped under new coordina-
tor Donnle Henderson. Edwards
dumped aging veterans Mo Lewis,
Marvin Jones, Sam Games and
Aaron Beasley and has infused
youth everywhere: rookie Erik
Coleman starts at safety, rookie
Jonathan Vilma will start at
linebacker in place of the injured
Sam Cowart, and second-year
player Victor Hobson also starts
at linebacker, while rookie Der-
rick Strait is the nickel back.
With all the new faces, the
attitude of the team is different.
Martin constantly says the lead-
ership is much better this year.
After losing seven games last
season by seven points or less, the
Jets have won both their games
by close margins this year.
"With the new attitude we
have, we expect to win Pen-
nington said. "We don't expect
to sit back and say, 'Here we go
again There is a greater expec-
tation that when adversity does
strike, it is not the time to put
your head down and sulk. It is
time to do something about it
Even young players are
allowed a voice, and have
pumped up the enthusiasm with
their exuberance.
"The veterans, the coaches,
they accepted us and they told us
they expect us to play and they
expect us to compete Vilma
said. "They said we're not rookies
after a couple games, we're going
to go out there and keep playing
ball. Now we're one of them
The Jets have started 2-0
seven previous times in team
history. Only once did they make
the playoffs - in 1968, their Super
Bowl winning season. Edwards
knows they have a long way to
go before the season ends.
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goal? Edwards refuses to say. But
one thing is clear: the fast start
could be huge.
"We got 14 games left now to
find out what kind of team we
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men's basketball schedule
Clemson and South Carolina will visit Greenville this year.
Non-conference games
against Clemson and South
Carolina, a regular season open-
ing tournament in Raleigh,
and visits by Cincinnati and
Marquette highlight the 2004-
05 ECU men's basketball sched-
ule, released today by university
athletic department officials.
There are 13 games scheduled
against teams that participated
in either the NIT or NCAA Tour-
nament last season.
The Pirates begin their
season sixth season under Head
Coach Bill Herrion against
Pepperdine on Nov. 17 in the
opening round of the BCA Invi-
tational at the RBC Center in
Raleigh. Host NC State, Elon, Fair-
leigh Dickinson, New Orleans,
Oregon State and Sienna are
also in the three-day tourna-
ment. ECU then makes a return
trip to Gardner-Webb (Nov. 23)
after hosting the Bulldogs a year
ECU opens its 13-game home
schedule against Belmont Abbey
on Sunday, Nov. 28.
As the calendar turns to
December, the Pirates will play
three of their first four games
during the month at home.
Toledo, a NIT participant last
season, makes its first-ever visit
to Greenville on Wednesday,
Dec. 1. Following a road date
at Western Carolina (Dec. 7),
the Pirates return home to
face Old Dominion on Sunday,
Dec. 12, and Winthrop on
Friday, Dec. 17.
After exams conclude, ECU
heads to Mobile, Ala to face
South Carolina in the Coors
Classic Invitational. This will
mark the first meeting between
the two schools since 1998 and
the Pirates' first game against
former Head Coach Dave Odom.
The all-time series is tied at S-S.
Following a brief Christmas
vacation, the Pirates return
to action against another Pal-
metto State foe, Clemson. ECU
makes its first trek to Littlejohn
Coliseum for a first-ever meeting
with the Tigers on Wednesday,
Dec. 29. The Pirates will con-
clude non-conference play at
home against St. Andrews on
Monday, Jan. 3.
ECU begins its fourth season
of Conference USA competition
on Wednesday, Jan. 5 at Minges
Coliseum against USF. It will be
the first of two meetings between
the two mirror rivals this season.
The Pirates will also play Char-
lotte and UAB twice again this
season. Both home games against
UAB (Jan. IS) and Charlotte
(Jan. 29) will be televised by
ESPN Plus.
The Pirates will visit the
49ers on Saturday, Jan. 8 and the
Blazers on Wednesday, Feb. 16.
Cincinnati makes its final
visit to Minges Coliseum as a
C-USA member on Wednesday,
Jan. 12. Saint Louis (Jan. 26) and
Marquette (Feb. 12), whom are
also changing conferences next
season, will make their final
appearances in Greenville during
the 2004-05 campaign. Other C-
USA home games include visits
from Southern Miss (Feb. 23) and
Houston (Feb. 26).
In addition to their three
road games against their mirror
rivals, the Pirates have confer-
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(Jan. 19), DePaul (Jan. 22), Mem-
phis (Feb. 2), TCU (Feb. 5) and
Tulane (March 5).
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the FedEx Forum in Memphis.
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regular season standings will all
compete for the league's auto-
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Page B1 252.328.6366 7DNY Z0PP0 Sports Editor BRANDON HUGHES Assistant Sports Editor
THURSDAY September 30, 2004
sSor Pirates set sail for Louisville
Ex-Pirate embodied
ECU football
Leonard Henry will go
down as one of the best run-
ning backs in ECU football
history. He will have his
chance to make a mark on
NFL history this weekend
when his Miami Dolphins
host the undefeated New
York Jets.
The ECU alumnus will
make his first career start for
a reeling Dolphins team. In
fact, the Dolphins are throw-
ing Henry to the wolves. The
Dolphins rank last in the NFL
in total rushing yards (142),
rushing yards per game (47.3)
and points per game (7.7).
The Dolphins' woes
started when Ricky Williams
unexpectedly retired. Dave
Wannstedt's club was forced
to propel Travis Minor into
the starting lineup. He has a
bum ankle. He's hurt. Sammy
Davis, a natural fullback, was
given a chance. He's hurt. The
Fins traded a third-round pick
in order to get Lamar Gordon.
He dislocated his shoulder this
past week. He's hurt and will
not return this season. Miami
is now forced to use its third
tailback in four games.
All of this is a blessing
for Henry. The Clinton, NC
native has patiently waited
for his chance in the limelight
- three years to be exact. He
has turned down offers from
other clubs and has been shuf-
fled back and forth between
the practice squad. Basically,
it's about time that he will get
the respect he deserves.
Henry dressed for three
games in 2003, but did not
see any game action. He was
allocated to NFL Europe. The
see OPINION page 66
ECU still looking for
first win of season
The Pirates will sail their
ship into Louisville this weekend
after falling 24-19 to Cincinnati
at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on
Saturday. ECU is looking to pull
off the stunner against the No.
22 ranked Cardinals, who are
flying high with wins over Ken-
tucky, Army and UNC to start
the season.
Louisville vs.
UNC Game Recap
The Cardinals were slow to
start against the Tar Heels last
week, but dominated in the second
half, both offensively and defen-
sively, to pummel Carolina 34-0.
Louisville racked up 455
offensive yards against the hapless
Heels and held them to 222 yards
while forcing three turnovers.
The tailback tandem of Eric
Shelton and Michael Bush com-
bined for 168 yards rushing on
30 carries and quarterback Stefan
LeFors completed 13-of-16 passes
for 123 yards to lead Louisville.
Shelton found the end zone three
times, including a 37-yard romp
in the third quarter.
the shutout and are sitting atop
the Conference USA rankings.
Last Meeting
The Pirates tied the game at
13-13 in the third quarter after
a Cameron Broadwell field goal,
but Louisville scored 23 points
in the fourth quarter to take a
36-20 C-USA victory last season
on Oct. 25.
Cardinal running back, Eric
The Pirates are looking for revenge against the Cardinals from last year when Louisville beat ECU 36-20 in Greenville.
ran out. The Pirates took excep-
tion and the bad blood between
these two squads may surface
again on Saturday.
Players to Watch
Shelton rushed for 118 yards
and a score while Stefan LeFors
completed 17-of-27 passes for 187
yards with a 35-yard touchdown
strike to J.R. Russell.
Desmond Robinson threw for
a career high 291 yards on 24-of-
42 passing. Terrance Copper was
Robinson's primary target, catch-
ing 10 balls for 147 yards.
The Cardinals reeled off 17
unanswered points in the fourth
quarter to put the game out of
reach, but the game wasn't with-
out controversy. Copper hauled
in a two-yard scoring pass with
24 seconds remaining to cut the
lead to 30-20. And Louisville,
instead of taking a knee, handed
off to TJ. Patterson who sprinted
42 yards for a touchdown as time
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Lady Pirates looking to end losing streak
ECU women host two
in-conference contests
After dropping the season
opener to nationally ranked Vir-
ginia, the women's soccer team
won two in a row.
That's the good news. Here's
the bad news. Those two wins
have been the only two this year
in nine attempts.
This past weekend, coach Rob
Donnenwirth gave his team the
idea that the season started over.
Beginning conference play last
Friday in Charlotte, the Pirates
were in fact 0-0 in conference
play, so in a way, the season did
start a new. After losing that
game and an out of conference
match with Western Carolina
this weekend, the Pirates will
need to start over again. .
Head Coach Rob Donnen-
wirth said a big part of ECU'S
lack of wins is due to their lack of
confidence and aggressiveness on
the offensive side of the ball.
"We need to do a better job
on the attack, we are not creat
ing many scoring chances said
"Our team right now just
needs to get some confidence.
When you are struggling, you feel
you get every bad break out there.
We will be ready. 1 know our team
will play with heart, but we really
need to execute as well"
The ladies will host two con-
ference games in Greenville this
weekend. Not only are these
conference games, but also their
importance is increased because
the Pirates need a win desperately
to break this slump. The first of
these games is with DePaul's Blue
Demons this Friday. The two
teams battled here in Greenville
last season also and fought to a
1-1 tie.
Both these teams have a dif-
ferent look than they did almost
a year ago.
DePaul is a high-powered
offense. They've put up six goals
Allison Howell has yet to score this season and ECU will need
see SOCCER page B2 a the offensive firepower they can muster against DePaul.
Week Three: TEC predictions
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Louisville over ECULouisvilleLouisvilleLouisvilleECULouisvilleLouisvilleLouisvilleLouisville
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Falcons over PanthersPanthersPanthersPanthersFalconsPanthersFalconsPanthersPanthers
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Chiefs over RavensRavensRavensRavensRavensRavensRavensRavensRavens
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Tough SEC picks
highlight weekend
Welcome to the third edi-
tion of the weekly TEC predic-
tions. David Waskiewicz, Mat-
thew Foster and myself have
a comfortable advantage over
the rer.t of the staff thanks to
a solid 8-2 record last week.
and each writer's season record.
Arkansas vs. Florida
Arkansas has been impressive
this season and deserve some
national attention with their
only loss a close one against
Texas. They will get it this week-
end. I'm going with a big upset in
the college ranks. The Razorbacks
will head into "The Swamp" and
come out with a 27-24 win.
Wake Forest vs. NC State
The Wolfpack just wish they
had this defense to help Philip
Rivers last season. Unfortunately,
they have no legitimate quarter-
back and that will hurt them the
rest of the way. But the defense is
strong enough to beat the Demon
Deacons 21-12.
LSU vs. Georgia
The defending national
champion Tigers have awaken to
find themselves in a battle just to
stay alive in the SEC race. I think
they will, but the Bulldogs are
too strong, especially at home.
Georgia wins 24-17.
Auburn vs. Tennessee
The SEC has another out-
standing match-up with the
Tigers rolling into Tennessee. I
still don't trust those Volunteer
freshmen quarterbacks and they
shouldn't have beaten Florida.
Auburn remains undefeated with
a 23-20 win.
ECU vs. Louisville
The Pirates had a golden
opportunity to notch their first
win of the season against Cin-
cinnati, but fell 24-19. Louisville
is nationally ranked and will
handle the Pirates 30-20 away
from the friendly confines of
Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.
Cincinnati Bengals vs.
Pittsburgh Steelers
This match-up could easily
be the toughest pick of the week.
1 like Pittsburgh and their rookie
quarterback. But if I attempt to
spell his last name, I might be com-
pelled to switch picks. So, Ben and
the Steelers take this one 20-10.
Oakland Raiders vs.
Houston Texans
With Rich Gannon sidelined
for maybe the entire season,
the Raiders throw Kerry Collins
under center. I think this is a
blessing in disguise for Oakland.
The underrated Collins makes
the silver and black an instant
playoff contender. Collins leads a
blowout win over Houston 34-16.
Atlanta Falcons vs.
Carolina Panthers
Everything points to the
Panthers clipping the Falcons
this weekend. Carolina has rested
during the off week after disman-
tling the Chiefs. But I like the
new Michael Vick Experience
commercial so much, 1 have to
take Atlanta in this one, 20-19.
St. Louis Rams vs.
San Francisco 49ers
Both of these teams look abso-
lutely horrible, San Francisco in
particular. I think the 49ers finally
make the Rams seem like the St.
Louis team of old. Rams win 27-10.
Kansas City vs.
Baltimore Ravens
The Chiefs are in dire need
of pulling out their first win of
the season. Ravens running back
Jamal Lewis got back on track last
week and Kansas City hasn't been
able to stop the run. However, the
Madden cover jinx finally hits
Ray Lewis this week as he tweaks
a muscle during his pre-game
dance routine. Chiefs win 30-17
in my second upset special.
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ECU Women's Golf travels to
Tampa for Beacon Woods Invit.
The Lady Pirates will need junior Heidi Helliesen (left) and
senior Adrienne Millican (right) to finish in the top 10,
Lady Pirates compete
in tourney for first time
The ECU women's golf
team, finishing 11th out of 16
in the Cougar Fall Invitational
in Charleston, SC earlier this
month, will travel to Tampa, Fla.
on Friday to play in their second
match of the season - The Beacon
Woods Invitational.
The women's team is lead by
senior Adrienne Millican who has
been ranked as one of the top 100
players in the country the last two
years. Freshman Emelie Lind, who
is a top recruit, is also expected to
play well. Coach Williams says
that one of the best qualities of
this team is their consistency.
"We've got five players who
will be in each round because of
their consistency said Williams.
"We have the great qual-
ity of hitting the ball straight
off the tee, which allows us to
remain competitive throughout
any tournament
The teams the women will
be competing against Include
Conference USA rivals Louisville,
Southern Miss, South Florida and
UAB. Other teams in the tourna-
ment include James Madison,
Georgia State and Coastal Caro-
lina. Coach Williams sees about
half of those teams competing for
an NCAA Tournament spot.
"JMU, Louisville, South Flor-
ida and Coastal Carolina will all
be on the bubble for the NCAA
Tournament Williams said.
Williams feels like he has
some very strong players on this
team, and feels like they have a
lot of potential.
"We've got six players on
this team (out of eight) who can
compete in every tournament
Williams said.
"Adrienne, Emile, Heidi
(Helliesen), Michelle (Wil-
liams), Jamie (Quinn) and Jessica
(Hauser) all give us a chance to be
very good
This will be the first year the
women have competed at the
Beacon Woods Invitational. The
ECU women will next play host
at the Taco Bell Intercollegiate
from Bradford Creek Golf Club,
Oct. 11-12.
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twice and have scored at least
three goals in four of their games.
Blue Demon Julianne Stitch plays
a key part in all of that scoring as
she's the biggest offensive threat
in the conference and is only
a junior. She was last season's
conference offensive player of
the year and this year's pre-
season player of the year. Coming
into the game Friday, Stitch has
scored six goals and recorded
five assists in 10 games for the
Blue Demons.
"The biggest thing is we need
to try to neutralize Julianne
Stitch - she's a pretty dynamic
player Donnenwirth said.
"She is their spark plug.
We need to stop her and make
sure we defend well against the
other players
However, DePaul is also in a
slump. After starting conference
play with a 3-0 shutout of Mar-
quette, they have dropped two in
a row and are looking to bounce
back against the Pirates.
ECU will need to play sound
defense and take advantage
of DePaul's style of play by
counter attacking.
Sunday, the Golden Eagles
of Marquette will come to town.
Marquette is 0-2 in the conference
and has also been struggling.
"Marquette is traditionally
the class of the conference Don-
nenwirth said.
"I don't think they are as high
powered as they have been, but
they are still Marquette
The Golden Eagles play a
similar aggressive style as the
Blue Demons. They have out shot
their opponents this season by
an amazing 136 to 86 margin.
The Lady Pirates will need to
help out their keeper by not let-
ting the Golden Eagles get their
shots off. Marquette doesn't have
a good shot percentage, and this
can be taken to the advantage of
the Pirates.
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Lady Pirates gear up for C-USA
road trip against Blazers, Bulls
ECU women hope
to put it all together
The slump still continues for
the ECU Volleyball team. After
going 2-5 on the road, the Lady
Pirates came home last weekend
only to lose to William and Mary
three games to one. ECU also fell
to Campbell last Tuesday three
games to two. Now all that's left
for the Lady Pirates are confer-
ence games. The first conference
test for ECU comes this weekend
against UAB and USF.
The ECU Volleyball team (6-
9) will be looking to get back to
the basics as they prepare for con-
ference play. For the Lady Pirates
that means defense, consistency
and playing opponents at their
own pace. Head Coach Col-
leen Munson stresses that these
tactics will be used against UAB
and USF, the same way they've
been used against any non-con-
ference teams played this year.
"We prepare for each team
the same way said Munson.
"We work hard and we prac-
tice hard, we have to prepare for
UAB and USF the same way
ECU junior Erica Wilson
continues to lead the way with
156 kills this season. Junior Paige
Howell and sophomore Jaime
Bevan aren't far behind Wilson
as they each have more than
150 kills. Junior Johanna Bertini
continues to lead the team in
digs with 213, averaging 3.87 a
game. The Lady Pirates have an
The ECU women will be looking to get back to their winning
ways this weekend against UAB and USF on the road.
three against ECU. Like ECU and
average hitting percentage of
.200 this season.
UAB currently has a record of
1-9 and is coming to this week-
end's match off their first win
of the season. Much like ECU's
roster, UAB is a very young team
with no seniors. Freshman Charli
Lindley leads the Lady Blazers
with 70 kills, while sophomore
Brianna Galvin leads the team
with 139 digs. As a team UAB
has hit only .079 this season.
The Lady Bulls aren't much
better than UAB, posting a 2-8
record. They are currently on
a seven game losing streak and
will be trying to get win number
UAB, USF also lacks seniors on
their team. Junior Flavia Silveira
leads USF with 137 kills and is
second in digs with 97. Overall
the team has a hitting percent-
age of .126.
The Lady Pirates will try to
get back to their winning ways
this Friday as they travel to
Birmingham, Ala. to face
UAB. They then travel to Tampa,
Fla. to wrap up their two game
road trip this Saturday against
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Senior quarterback Stefan
LeFors is the next in line of a host
of impressive Cardinal signal
callers, and could be the most
talented. Chris Redman and Dave
Ragone haven't witnessed much
Qtefc Sf E success in the NFL, but LeFors in
and a win over the Pirates.
The 6-foot, 200-pound, quar-
terback has completed 72.2 per-
cent of his passes this season for
532 yards. Fortunately for the
Pirates, LeFors has found the end
zone just twice with one intercep-
tion. LeFors is more mobile than
past Cardinal quarterbacks and
that may pose a problem for the
Pirate linebackers. The senior
has rushed 15 times for 79 yards
this season.
Like the Pirates, Louisville
IH has a deep and talented backfield.
js The only difference is their pro-
duction. Michael Bush has gotten
the most reps with 44 carries and
� 212 yards and two touchdowns.
Eric Shelton, Lionel Gates and
Kolby Smith all have more than
Marvin Townes was limited to just six carries as the ECU offense rushed the ball just 19 times ioo yards on the ground and at
against Cincinnati. Townes will need more than six touches for ECU to compete with UL
least a 5.2 yards per carry aver-
age. With the Pirates still strug-
gling with stopping the run, any
of the four could have a break
out performance.
Junior Broderick Clark and
senior J.R. Russell captain the
receiving core. The duo has
combined for 26 receptions and
212 yards. Russell has played the
role of the possession receiver in
2004 while Clark figures to be
the home run threat. The junior
is averaging 16.7 yards per catch,
including a 61-yarder.
Quick Facts
Freshman running back Chris
Johnson will get his second career
start on Saturday, supplanting
Art Brown and a hobbled Marvin
Townes. The speedster leads the
team with 132 yards rushing on
13 carries, good for a 10.2 yard
per carry average.
The Pirates have done well
at making adjustments during
halftime this season. ECU has
been outscored 70-22 in the first
half, but after the break they have
closed the margin to 41-37.
Quarterback James Pinkney
has completed passes to 13 differ-
ent receivers this season. Bobby
Good, Edwin Rios and Damar-
cus Fox all have more than 100
yards receiving.
The Pirates should've pulled
out a win over the visiting Bearcats
last week after finally displaying
a solid defensive game. Louisville
has been a C-USA powerhouse
the last several seasons and will
give ECU all they can handle. I
think the Pirates will put points
on the scoreboard against a ques-
tionable defense. The Cardinals
did shut out UNC and Kentucky,
but allowed 21 points to a porous
Army offense. The question is
which team will show up. But
even if the Cardinal defense
doesn't play to their potential, 1
believe the Cardinal offense, led
by LeFors, will be too tough to
overcome. ECU falls in another
close battle, 30-20.
This writer can be contacted at
Opinion from page B1
ex-ECU back was named the NFL-
Europe Offensive Player of the
Week in the first week after he
rushed 114 yards and two touch-
downs. Henry played in only
three NFL-Europe games before
he suffered a groin injury.
Henry rehabilitated here in
Greenville this past summer.
"I wanted to go back to the
foundation, where everything
started for me said Henry in July
before the season started.
Unfortunately for Henry, he
suffered a quad injury during
training camp and missed virtu-
ally all of preseason camp. Henry
claims to only have been healthy
for the past three weeks.
"Miami knows I can run. I'm
just looking for an opportunity
to play. Whatever they tell me to
do or wherever to go, I'm doing it
100 percent Henry said.
Henry answered the call last
week against the Pittsburgh Steel-
ers. When Gordon was sidelined,
Henry stepped in to do an ample
job. The seventh-round choice
finished with 41 yards on 21
carries in horrid weather condi-
tions. A career-high 12-yard burst
showed a flash of brilliance that
Henry has showed time and time
again in Greenville.
Henry quietly ranks second
in career rushing for the Pirates
with 3,089 yards. Henry gained
1,432 yards his senior campaign,
which ranks second all-time in
school history. Pretty good, con-
sidering ex-coach Steve Logan
and ex-offensive coordinator
Doug Martin didn't give him the
ball. Henry averaged 7.8 yards per
carry In being the nation's sixth-
leading rusher.
Henry is not the type of
player to complain. His faith has
led him in a different route than
most NFL players. L-Train, as the
Pirate fans have come to know
him, was "saved" in January after
dealing with some off-the-field
issues. Now, Henry thanks God
for his blessings every time he
gets the chance.
"God has blessed me to play
this game and go out there and
do the things that I do. All you
have to do is be patient. That's
been my whole career, being
patient. Not listening to the
criticism or whatever. If it's God's
will, it will be done Henry said
before the season.
Henry continues to follow the
Pirates. He had words of encour-
agement for Marvin Townes and
Art Brown in July.
"The older guys and the
senior class have to get back to
the foundation. Football) is the
foundation of this community.
We breathe football around here.
We can't let this program slide
Henry said.
While at ECU, Henry wasn't a
vocal leader. Instead, he preferred
to lead by example. Henry's
style is similar to quarterback
James Pinkney.
If Pinkney adopts half of the
attitude Henry had while he was
a Pirate, this season will be head-
ing for clearer waters.
This Sunday, pay attention to
a former ECU running back. As
much as he gave for the Pirates,
the Pirate Nation owes him
that much. Hey, he might just
make history.
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